Cadillac ATS SEDAN 2017, ATs ATS-v 2017, ATS-V SEDAN 2017, ATS-V COUPE 2017 Owner's manual

Cadillac ATS SEDAN 2017, ATs ATS-v 2017, ATS-V SEDAN 2017, ATS-V COUPE 2017 Owner's manual
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . . . . . 30
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . . . 104
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 366
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . 395
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
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INTRODUCTION
Introduction
The names, logos, emblems, slogans,
vehicle model names, and vehicle
body designs appearing in this manual
including, but not limited to, GM, the
GM logo, the CADILLAC Emblem, 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 the vehicle
because of optional equipment that
was not purchased on the vehicle,
model variants, country specifications,
features/applications that may not be
available in your region, or changes
subsequent to the printing of this
owner manual.
Refer to the purchase documentation
relating to your specific vehicle to
confirm the features.
Keep this manual in the vehicle for
quick reference.
A French language manual can be
obtained from your dealer, at
www.helminc.com, or from:
Propriétaires Canadiens
On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce
guide en français auprès du
concessionnaire ou à l'adresse
suivante:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
USA
Using this Manual
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
substitute the name “General Motors
of Canada Company” for Cadillac
Motor Car Division wherever it
appears in this manual.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 23228871 A First Printing
Canadian Vehicle Owners
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.
©
2016 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Danger, Warning, and
Caution
Warning messages found on vehicle
labels and in this manual describe
hazards and what to do to avoid or
reduce them.
{ Danger
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result
in serious injury or death.
{ Warning
Warning indicates a hazard that
could result in injury or death.
Vehicle Symbol Chart
Here are some additional symbols that
may be found on the vehicle and what
they mean. For more information on
the symbol, refer to the Index.
A circle with a slash through it is a
safety symbol which means “Do Not,”
“Do not do this,” or “Do not let this
happen.”
Symbols
The vehicle has components and
labels that use symbols instead of
text. Symbols are shown along with
the text describing the operation or
information relating to a specific
component, control, message, gauge,
or indicator.
M : Shown when the owner manual
Caution
Caution indicates a hazard that
could result in property or vehicle
damage.
3
has additional instructions or
information.
* : Shown when the service manual
has additional instructions or
information.
0 : Shown when there is more
information on another page —
“see page.”
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
# : Air Conditioning
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
g : Audio
Steering Wheel Controls or
®
OnStar (if equipped)
$ : Brake System Warning Light
I : Certified Technician
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
` : Do Not Puncture
^ : Do Not Service
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
_ : Flame/Fire Prohibited
H : Flammable
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
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3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
( : Heated Steering Wheel
j : LATCH System Child Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Safety Belt Reminders
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak®
a : Under Pressure
M : Windshield Washer Fluid
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In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . 6
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stop/Start System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . . . . 14
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . . . . 14
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . 15
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . 16
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . 18
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . .
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverse Automatic
Braking (RAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . .
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
20
20
21
21
21
22
22
23
23
23
24
24
24
24
24
25
25
25
25
Performance and Maintenance
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Fuel (LTG 2.0L L4 Turbo
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel (LCV 2.5L L4 and LGX 3.6L
V6 Engines) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel (LF4 3.6L Twin Turbo
V6 Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview
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1. Air Vents 0 205.
8. Infotainment 0 166.
2. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 158.
9. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 160.
Turn Signal Lever. See Turn and
Lane-Change Signals 0 162.
3. Tap Shift Controls (If Equipped).
See Manual Mode 0 233.
4. Cruise Control 0 250.
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 252 (If
Equipped).
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 264 (If Equipped).
Heated Steering Wheel 0 106 (If
Equipped).
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 241 (ATS-V).
Steering Wheel Controls 0 106.
5. Instrument Cluster 0 114.
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Display. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 129.
6. Steering Wheel Controls 0 106 (If
Equipped).
7. Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 107.
10. Dual Automatic Climate Control
System (Base) 0 197 or Dual
Automatic Climate Control System
(Uplevel) 0 200.
7
MODE Button (ATS Only)
or « /ª Button (ATS-V Only).
See Driver Mode Control 0 243.
15. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 231 or Manual
Transmission 0 235 (If Equipped).
11. Hazard Warning Flashers 0 161.
16. Storage Bin. See Instrument Panel
Storage 0 101.
12. Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 62 (If Equipped).
17. ENGINE START/STOP Button.
See Ignition Positions 0 223.
13. Instrument Panel Storage 0 101 (If
Equipped).
18. Horn 0 106.
Wireless Charging Pad (If
Equipped) (Out of View). See
Wireless Charging 0 111.
14. Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 241 (ATS).
Stop/Start Disable Switch (If
Equipped). See Starting the
Engine 0 224.
Electric Parking Brake (If
Equipped, Manual Transmission).
See Parking Brake (Electric) 0 238
or Parking Brake (Manual) 0 240.
19. Steering Wheel Adjustment 0 105.
20. Head-Up Display (HUD) 0 132 (If
Equipped).
21. Parking Assist Button. See Driver
Assistance Systems 0 260.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 270 (If
Equipped).
22. Electric Parking Brake (If
Equipped, Automatic
Transmission). See Parking Brake
(Electric) 0 238 or Parking Brake
(Manual) 0 240.
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23. Data Link Connector (DLC) (Out
of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 121.
24. Hood Release (Out of View). See
Hood 0 284.
25. Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 162.
Initial Drive Information
This section provides a brief overview
about some of the important features
that may or may not be on your
specific vehicle.
For more detailed information, refer to
each of the features which can be
found later in this owner manual.
Stop/Start System
The vehicle is equipped with a fuel
saving stop/start system to shut off
the engine and help conserve fuel.
With Remote Start Shown, Without
Similar
Q : Press to lock all doors.
K : Press to unlock the driver door or
When the brakes are applied and the
vehicle is at a complete stop, the
engine may turn off. When the brake
pedal is released or the accelerator
pedal is pushed, the engine will
restart.
all doors, depending on the vehicle
personalization settings.
See Starting the Engine 0 224.
vehicle locator.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter may be used to lock and
unlock the doors from up to 60 m
(197 ft) away from the vehicle.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
7 : Press and release to initiate
Press and hold 7 for three seconds to
sound the panic alarm.
Press 7 again or start the vehicle to
cancel the panic alarm.
X : Press twice quickly to release the
trunk.
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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.
Canceling a Remote Start
See Keys 0 30 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 31.
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then off.
Remote Vehicle Start
If equipped, the engine can be started
from outside of the vehicle.
Starting the Vehicle
1. Press and release
transmitter.
Q on the RKE
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash.
Start the vehicle normally after
entering.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on.
Remote start can be extended.
To cancel a remote start, do one of
the following:
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 37.
.
From the inside, to lock a rear
door, if equipped, 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.
Power Door Locks
From the outside, press Q or K on
the RKE transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
Door Locks
To lock or unlock a door manually:
. 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 0 31.
. Use the key in the driver door,
or if equipped, in the front
passenger door key cylinder. The
key cylinder is covered by a cap.
See Door Locks 0 39.
From the inside, press Q or K. The
indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when locked. See Power
Door Locks 0 41.
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Trunk
Windows
Seat Adjustment
Power Seats
Sedan Shown, Coupe Similar
Sedan Shown, Coupe Similar
To open the trunk, the vehicle must
be off or the shift lever must be in
P (Park). Press | from inside the
vehicle, press X twice quickly on the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter, or press the touch pad on
the rear of the trunk above the license
plate after unlocking all doors. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31 and Trunk 0 43.
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) 0 226.
Press or pull the switch to open or
close the window.
See Power Windows 0 49.
High Performance Seat Shown,
Others Similar
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 equipped, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control up
or down.
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High Performance Seat Adjustment
.
Press Rearward (3) to make
rearward adjustments of the
selected feature.
.
Press Down (4) to make downward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Forward (5) to make forward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
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To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 56.
Reclining Seatbacks
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Feature Select
Up
Rearward
Down
Forward
.
Move Feature Select (1) to display
seat adjustments on the center
stack. Press and release or hold to
scroll through features.
.
Press Up (2) to make upward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
High Performance Seat
Base Seat
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 59.
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Lumbar Adjustment
Back Bolster Adjustment
High Performance Seat
Base Seat
To adjust the lumbar support:
. Press and hold the control forward
or rearward to adjust lumbar
support forward or rearward.
If equipped, to increase or decrease
the back bolster support, press and
hold the recliner control up and down.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 58.
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to lumbar
support on the center stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust lumbar forward or
rearward.
.
Press Up (2) or Down (4) to adjust
lumbar support up or down.
Four-Way Lumbar Support
To adjust lumbar support, if equipped:
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Cushion Bolster Support
Back Bolster Support
To adjust cushion bolster support,
if equipped:
To adjust back bolster support,
if equipped:
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to cushion
bolster support on the center
stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust cushion bolster support
inward or outward.
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to back bolster
support on the center stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust back bolster support
inward or outward.
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Memory Features
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, outside
mirrors, and power tilt and
telescoping steering column (if
equipped).
Automatic Memory Recall and/or Easy
Exit Recall features may be enabled in
the vehicle personalization menus to
automatically recall positions stored
to the 1, 2, and B buttons.
See Memory Seats 0 60 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
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Second Row Seats
The rear seatbacks can be folded
down to increase cargo space.
See Rear Seats 0 63.
Heated and Ventilated
Seats
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
Press the button once for the highest
setting. With each press of the button,
the seat will change to the next lower
setting, and then to the off setting.
The indicator lights above the buttons
indicate three for the highest setting
and one for the lowest. If the front
heated seats are on high, the level
may automatically be lowered after
approximately 30 minutes.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 62.
Auto Heated and Ventilated
Seats
Uplevel Buttons Shown, Base Buttons
Similar
If equipped, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and seatback.
When the vehicle is on, this feature
will automatically activate the heated
or ventilated seats at the level
required by the vehicle’s interior
temperature.
The active high, medium, low, or off
heated or ventilated seat level will be
indicated by the manual heated or
ventilated seat buttons on the center
stack. Use the manual heated or
ventilated seat buttons on the center
stack to turn auto heated or ventilated
seats off.
If the passenger seat is unoccupied,
the auto heated or ventilated seats
feature will not activate that seat. The
auto heated or ventilated seats feature
can be programmed to always be
enabled when the vehicle is on.
The heated or ventilated seats will not
turn on during a remote start unless
they are enabled in the vehicle
personalization menu.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
Head Restraint Adjustment
If equipped with base seats, the
vehicle’s front seats have adjustable
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions.
If equipped with high performance
seats, the vehicle’s front seats have
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions that cannot be
adjusted.
Do not drive until the head restraints
for all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
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To achieve a comfortable seating
position, change the seatback recline
angle as little as necessary while
keeping the seat and the head
restraint height in the proper position.
See Head Restraints 0 54 and Power
Seat Adjustment 0 56.
.
Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 67.
.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 90.
Passenger Sensing System
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The passenger airbag status indicator
lights on the overhead console are
visible when the vehicle is started. See
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 120.
Mirror Adjustment
Exterior Mirrors
Safety Belts
United States
Canada and Mexico
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
safety belts properly:
. Safety Belts 0 65.
.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly 0 66.
The passenger sensing system will
turn off the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag and knee airbag under
certain conditions. No other airbag is
affected by the passenger sensing
system. See Passenger Sensing
System 0 78.
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
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The vehicle has manual folding
mirrors. See Folding Mirrors 0 48.
Steering Wheel Adjustment
Power Tilt and Telescoping Wheel
Interior Mirrors
Adjustment
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view behind the vehicle.
Manual Rearview Mirror
For vehicles with a manual rearview
mirror, push the tab forward for
daytime use and pull it for nighttime
use to avoid glare from the headlamps
from behind. See Manual Rearview
Mirror 0 49.
To adjust the steering wheel:
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
1. Pull the lever down.
For vehicles with 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 0 49.
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.
If equipped, the control is on the left
side of the steering column.
. Push the control up or down to tilt
the steering wheel up or down.
. Push the control forward or
rearward to move the steering
wheel toward the front or rear of
the vehicle.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving.
To set the power tilt wheel memory
position, see Memory Seats 0 60.
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Interior Lighting
Reading Lamps
Dome Lamp
There are front and rear reading
lamps. These lamps come on when
any door is opened.
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
Sedan
The rear reading lamps are over the
rear passenger doors.
Press the lamp lens to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
Coupe
To change the dome lamp settings,
press the following:
OFF : Turns the lamp off, even when a
door is open.
The front reading lamps are in the
overhead console.
Press m or
or off.
n to turn the lamps on
DOOR : The lamp comes on when a
door is opened.
ON : Turns the lamp on.
The rear reading lamps are in the
headliner.
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Press m or
or off.
n to turn the lamps on
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 162.
Exterior Lighting
AUTO : Automatically turns the
exterior lamps on and off, depending
on outside lighting.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
5 : Turns on the headlamps together
with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 158 and
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) 0 160.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
There are four positions:
O : Turns off the exterior lamps. The
knob returns to the AUTO position
after it is released. Turn to O again to
reactivate the AUTO mode. In Canada,
the headlamps will automatically
reactivate when the vehicle is shifted
out of P (Park) on automatic
transmission vehicles, and when the
parking brake is released on manual
transmission vehicles.
With the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY
or ON/RUN/START, move the lever to
select the wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
INT : Use this setting for intermittent
wipes or Rainsense™, if equipped. For
intermittent wipes, move the
windshield wiper lever to INT. Turn
the x INT band up for more
frequent wipes or down for less
frequent wipes.
If equipped with Rainsense and the
feature is enabled in vehicle
personalization, move the windshield
wiper lever to INT and turn the x
INT band to adjust the sensitivity to
moisture.
. Turn the band up for more
sensitivity to moisture.
. Turn the band down for less
sensitivity to moisture.
. Move the windshield wiper lever
out of the INT position to
deactivate Rainsense.
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To turn the Rainsense feature on or
off, see “Rain Sense Wipers” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the lever down. For several wipes, hold
the lever down.
n L : Pull the lever toward you to
spray windshield washer fluid and
activate the wipers.
See Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 107.
Climate Controls
If equipped with one of these systems,
it controls the heating, cooling, and
ventilation.
Base
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
7. Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
2. Fan Control
8. Recirculation
3. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
9. Rear Window Defogger
4. Air Delivery Mode Control
10. Defrost
5. OFF (Fan)
11. AC (Air Conditioning)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
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Vehicle Features
Infotainment System
Base radio information is included in
this manual. See the infotainment
manual for information on other
available infotainment systems.
Read the following pages to become
familiar with these features.
Uplevel
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
2. Fan Control
3. OFF (Fan)
4. Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
5. Recirculation
6. Rear Window Defogger
7. Defrost
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System (Base) 0 197 or Dual Automatic
Climate Control System (Uplevel) 0 200.
Radio(s)
O : Press to turn the system on and
Transmission
off. Turn to increase or decrease the
volume.
Driver Shift Control (DSC) or Tap
Shift
RADIO : Press to choose between FM,
AM, and SiriusXM®, if equipped.
Vehicles equipped with DSC allow
shifting an automatic transmission
similar to a manual transmission. 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 0 233.
{ : Press to go to the Home Page.
MENU : Press to select a menu.
MEDIA : Press to change the audio
source between CD, USB, and AUX.
7 : Press to seek the previous station
or track.
6 : Press to seek the next station or
track.
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See Overview 0 168 about these and
other radio features.
Favorites
Favorites can be stored including
radio stations and media.
To display the favorites page, press
the FAV button on the radio faceplate.
Continue pressing the FAV button to
toggle through the remaining visible
favorite pages.
See “Manage Favorites” in “Radio
Setup” under Home Page 0 169.
Setting the Clock
See Clock (Base Radio) 0 109 or Clock
(Uplevel Radio) 0 109.
Satellite Radio
Vehicles with a SiriusXM® satellite
radio tuner and a valid SiriusXM
satellite radio subscription can receive
SiriusXM programming.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service
SiriusXM is a satellite radio service
based in the 48 contiguous United
States and 10 Canadian provinces.
SiriusXM satellite radio has a wide
variety of programming and
commercial-free music, coast to coast,
and in digital-quality sound. A fee is
required to receive the SiriusXM
service.
For more information refer to:
. www.siriusxm.com or call
1-888-601-6296 (U.S.).
. www.siriusxm.ca or call
1-877-438-9677 (Canada).
See Satellite Radio 0 174.
Portable Audio Devices
This vehicle has a 3.5 mm (1/8 in)
auxiliary input and a USB port in the
center console under the armrest, and
if equipped, one USB port in the
storage behind the climate control
system. See Instrument Panel Storage
0 101. External devices such as
iPods®, laptop computers, MP3
players, CD changers, and USB storage
devices may be connected, depending
on the audio system.
See Auxiliary Jack 0 179 and USB
Port 0 176.
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Bluetooth®
The Bluetooth system allows users
with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone
to make and receive hands-free calls
using the vehicle audio system and
controls.
The Bluetooth-enabled cell phone
must be paired with the in-vehicle
Bluetooth system before it can be
used in the vehicle. Not all phones
will support all functions.
See Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
0 187 or Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
0 191 or Bluetooth (Overview) 0 185.
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Steering Wheel Controls
These buttons can be configured.
See Instrument Cluster 0 114.
x + or x − : Press to increase or
decrease the volume.
See Steering Wheel Controls 0 106.
Cruise Control
S or T : Press the five-way control to
If equipped with audio steering wheel
controls, some audio controls can be
adjusted at the steering wheel.
g : Press
to talk or interact with
®
®
OnStar and Bluetooth . See OnStar
Overview 0 398 and Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls) 0 187 or
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition) 0 191 or
Bluetooth (Overview) 0 185.
i : Press to decline an incoming
call, or end a current call. Press to
mute or unmute the infotainment
system.
the left or right to go to the previous
or next area in the display or to the
previous or next menu.
y or z : Press the five-way control
up or down to go up or down in a list.
Press to go up or down a page.
SEL : Press to select a highlighted
menu item.
C or B : Press or press and hold to
go to the next or previous favorite or
seek a station when listening to the
radio.
Press or press and hold to go to the
next or previous track when listening
to a media source.
J : Press to turn the system on and
off. A white cruise control indicator
appears in the instrument cluster
when cruise is turned on.
+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press the control up briefly
to resume to that speed or hold to
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Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
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.
* : Press to disengage cruise control
without erasing the set speed from
memory.
See Cruise Control 0 250 or Adaptive
Cruise Control 0 252 (if equipped).
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
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y or z : Press to move up or down
in a list.
If equipped, FCA may help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by front-end
crashes. FCA provides a green
indicator, V, when a vehicle is
detected ahead. This indicator
displays amber if you follow a vehicle
much too closely. When approaching a
vehicle ahead too quickly, FCA
provides a flashing red alert on the
windshield and rapidly beeps or pulses
the driver seat.
S or T : Press to move between the
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 264.
interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB)
SEL : Press to open a menu or select a
menu item. Press and hold to reset
values on certain screens.
See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 129.
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), it also has FAB, which
includes Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA).
When the system detects a vehicle
ahead in your path that is traveling in
the same direction that you may be
about to crash into, it can provide a
boost to braking or automatically
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brake the vehicle. This can help avoid
or lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear.
See Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) 0 266.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal in
that direction. It may also provide a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alert
as the lane marking is crossed. The
system will not assist or alert if it
detects that you are actively steering.
Override LKA by turning the steering
wheel. LKA uses a camera to detect
lane markings between 60 km/h (37
mph) and 180 km/h (112 mph).
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
0 270 and Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) 0 270.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists drivers
with avoiding lane change crashes
that occur with moving vehicles in the
side blind zone (or spot) areas or with
vehicles rapidly approaching these
areas from behind. The LCA warning
display will light up in the
corresponding outside side mirror and
will flash if the turn signal is on. The
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) system
is included as part of the LCA system.
See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) 0 268
and Lane Change Alert (LCA) 0 268.
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
If equipped, RVC displays a view of
the area behind the vehicle on the
infotainment display when the vehicle
is shifted into R (Reverse) to aid with
parking and low-speed backing
maneuvers.
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 260.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) System
If equipped, the RCTA system uses a
triangle with an arrow displayed on
the infotainment screen to warn of
traffic behind your vehicle that may
cross your vehicle's path while in
R (Reverse). In addition, beeps will
sound, or the driver seat will pulse.
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 260.
Parking Assist
If equipped, Rear Parking Assist (RPA)
uses sensors on the rear bumper to
assist with parking and avoiding
objects while in R (Reverse).
It operates at speeds less than 8 km/h
(5 mph). RPA may display a warning
triangle on the Rear Vision Camera
screen and a graphic on the
instrument cluster to provide the
object distance. In addition, multiple
beeps or seat pulses may occur if very
close to an object.
The vehicle may also have the Front
Parking Assist system.
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See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 260.
Reverse Automatic
Braking (RAB)
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) it also has the RAB
system, which is designed to help
avoid or reduce the harm caused by
backing crashes when the vehicle is
shifted into R (Reverse). If the system
detects the vehicle is backing too fast
to avoid a crash with a detected object
behind your vehicle in your path, it
may automatically brake hard to
a stop.
.
On the rear of the center floor
console.
Lift the cover to access the accessory
power outlet.
See Power Outlets 0 110.
Universal Remote System
See Universal Remote System 0 155.
If equipped, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY,
or Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
must be active, to operate the sunroof.
See Ignition Positions 0 223 and
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 226.
Power Outlets
The vehicle has two accessory power
outlets:
. Inside the instrument panel
storage area below the climate
control system.
Read the instructions completely
before attempting to program the
Universal Remote system. Because of
the steps involved, it may be helpful
to have another person available to
assist you with programming the
Universal Remote system.
Sunroof
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 260.
The accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone or MP3 player.
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If equipped, this system provides a
way to replace up to three remote
control transmitters used to activate
devices such as garage door openers,
security systems, and home
automation devices.
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1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
Slide Switch
Express-Open/Express-Close :
Press D (1) to the second detent and
release to express-open the sunroof.
Press g (1) to the second detent
and release to express-close the
sunroof.
Open/Close (Manual Mode) :
Press D (1) to the first detent and
hold to open the sunroof. Press g
(1) to the first detent and hold to
close the sunroof.
Tilt Switch
Vent Feature : Press and hold E (2)
to vent the sunroof. The sunshade
must be manually opened. Press and
hold g (2) to close the
sunroof vent.
steering wheel (ATS-V) until g
and i illuminate in the
instrument cluster. The
appropriate DIC message displays.
See Ride Control System
Messages 0 142.
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 center
console (ATS) or the steering
wheel (ATS-V). i illuminates in
the instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC message displays.
See Ride Control System
Messages 0 142.
The sunroof has an automatic reversal
system.
.
Press and release g again to turn
traction control back on.
See Sunroof 0 52.
.
To turn off both Traction Control
and StabiliTrak, press and hold g
on the center console (ATS) or the
.
Press and release
on both systems.
g again to turn
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 241.
The vehicle has Driver Mode Control
and may have Competitive Driving
Mode. See Driver Mode Control 0 243
and Competitive Driving Mode (FE4
Only) 0 246.
Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS).
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The low tire pressure warning light
alerts to a significant loss in pressure
of one of the vehicle's tires. If the
warning light comes on, stop as soon
as possible and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 218. The
warning light will remain on until the
tire pressure is corrected.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
may be an early indicator that the tire
pressures are getting low and the tires
need to be inflated to the proper
pressure.
The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. Maintain
the correct tire pressures.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
System 0 332.
Fuel (LTG 2.0L L4 Turbo
Engine)
Premium Recommended Fuel
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Regular Fuel
Use only unleaded gasoline rated
87 octane or higher in your vehicle.
Do not use gasoline with an octane
rating lower as it may result in vehicle
damage and lower fuel economy. See
Fuel 0 271.
Fuel (LF4 3.6L Twin Turbo
V6 Engine)
Use premium 93 octane unleaded
gasoline in your vehicle. Unleaded
gasoline with an octane rating as low
as 87 may be used, but it will reduce
performance and fuel economy. See
Fuel 0 271.
Fuel (LCV 2.5L L4 and LGX
3.6L V6 Engines)
Premium Required Fuel
Use premium 93 octane unleaded
gasoline in your vehicle. Unleaded
gasoline with a 91 octane rating may
be used, but it will reduce
performance and fuel economy. See
Fuel 0 271.
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E85 or FlexFuel
No E85 or FlexFuel
Gasoline-ethanol fuel blends greater
than E15 (15% ethanol by volume),
such as E85, cannot be used in this
vehicle.
Engine Oil Life System
The engine oil life system calculates
engine oil life based on vehicle use
and displays the CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message when it is time to
change the engine oil and filter. The
oil life system should be reset to 100%
only following an oil change.
Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Using the DIC controls on the
right side of the steering wheel,
display REMAINING OIL LIFE on
the DIC. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 129. When
remaining oil life is low, the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message will appear on the
display. See Engine Oil
Messages 0 138.
2. Press and hold SEL to clear the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message and reset the oil life
at 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil life
display accidentally at any time
other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
The oil life system can also be reset as
follows:
1. Turn the ignition on with the
engine off.
2. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message is not on, the
system is reset.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 295.
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel mileage.
Here are some driving tips to get the
best fuel economy possible.
. Avoid fast starts and accelerate
smoothly.
. Brake gradually and avoid abrupt
stops.
. Avoid idling the engine for long
periods of time.
. When road and weather
conditions are appropriate, use
cruise control.
. Always follow posted speed limits
or drive more slowly when
conditions require.
. Keep vehicle tires properly
inflated.
. Combine several trips into a
single trip.
. Replace the vehicle's tires with the
same TPC Spec number molded
into the tire's sidewall near
the size.
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.
Follow recommended scheduled
maintenance.
Roadside Service
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400
Canada: 1-800-882-1112
TTY Users (U.S. Only): 1-888-889-2438
New Cadillac owners are automatically
enrolled in the Roadside Service
Program.
See Roadside Service 0 389.
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KEYS, DOORS, AND WINDOWS
Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Interior Mirrors
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Locks (Sedan Only) . . . . . . . .
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31
Windows
31
37
39
41
41
41
41
42
Doors
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . 49
Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . 49
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
45
45
46
46
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Keys and Locks
Keys
{ Warning
Leaving children in a vehicle with a
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is dangerous and
children or others could be
seriously injured or killed. They
could operate the power windows
or other controls or make the
vehicle move. The windows will
function with the RKE transmitter
in the vehicle, and children or
others could be caught in the path
of a closing window. Do not leave
children in a vehicle with an RKE
transmitter.
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To remove the key, press the button
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.
Contact Roadside Service if locked out
of the vehicle. See Roadside
Service 0 389.
With an active OnStar subscription, an
OnStar Advisor may remotely unlock
the vehicle. See OnStar Overview 0 398.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 395.
This key, inside the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter, is used for
the driver door and glove box.
If there is a decrease in the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) operating range:
. Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
. Check the location. Other vehicles
or objects may be blocking the
signal.
. Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later in
this section.
.
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If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your dealer
or a qualified technician for
service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
The 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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If equipped, pressing
the fuel door.
Q will also lock
K : Press to unlock the driver door.
Press unlock again within five seconds
to unlock all doors. The RKE
transmitter can be programmed to
unlock all doors on the first button
press. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
With Remote Start Shown, Without
Similar
Q : Press to lock all doors. The turn
signal indicators may flash and/or the
horn may sound on the second press
to indicate locking. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed and enabled through vehicle
personalization, all doors will lock and
then the driver door will immediately
unlock. See Vehicle Personalization
0 147. If a passenger door is open
when Q is pressed, all doors lock.
Pressing Q may also arm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System 0 45.
When remotely unlocking the vehicle
at night, the headlamps and back-up
lamps will come on for about
30 seconds to light your approach to
the vehicle. The turn signal indicators
may flash to indicate unlocking.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
Pressing K will disarm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System 0 45.
Press and hold K until the windows
fully open. Windows will not operate
unless remote window operation is
enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
If equipped, pressing
unlock the fuel door.
K will also
/ : If equipped, press and release Q
and then immediately press and hold
/ for at least four seconds to start
the engine from outside the vehicle
using the RKE transmitter. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 37.
7 : Press and release to initiate
vehicle locator. The exterior lamps
flash and the horn chirps three times.
Press and hold 7 for three seconds to
sound the panic alarm. The horn
sounds and the turn signal lamps
flash for 30 seconds, or until 7 is
pressed again or the vehicle is started.
X : Press twice quickly to release the
trunk.
Keyless Access Operation
Some vehicles have the Keyless Access
system that lets you lock and unlock
the doors and access the trunk
without removing the RKE transmitter
from your pocket, purse, briefcase, etc.
The RKE transmitter must be within
1 m (3 ft) of the door being opened.
If the vehicle has this feature, there
will be a button on the outside door
handles.
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unlock button on a passenger door
handle will unlock all doors. Pressing
the lock/unlock button will cause all
doors to lock if any of the following
occur:
. The lock/unlock button was used
to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened and
all doors are now closed.
The Keyless Access system can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first lock/unlock press from the
driver door. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
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.
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Passive Locking
Driver Door Shown, Passenger Similar
Pressing the lock/unlock button will
cause all doors to lock if any of the
following occur:
. It has been more than five seconds
since the first lock/unlock button
press.
. Two lock/unlock button presses
were used to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened and
all doors are now closed.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the
Passenger Doors
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
the door handle, pressing the lock/
If equipped with Keyless Access, the
vehicle will lock several seconds after
all doors are closed if the vehicle is off
and at least one RKE transmitter has
been removed or none remain in the
vehicle.
If equipped with a locking fuel door,
the locking fuel door will also lock at
this time.
If other electronic devices interfere
with the RKE transmitter signal, the
vehicle may not detect the RKE
transmitter inside the vehicle.
If passive locking is enabled, the doors
may lock with the RKE transmitter
inside the vehicle. Do not leave the
RKE transmitter in an unattended
vehicle.
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Temporary Disable of 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 turned on.
To customize the doors to
automatically lock when exiting the
vehicle, see Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
Keyless Trunk Opening
Press the touch pad on the trunk to
open the trunk if the RKE transmitter
is within 1 m (3 ft).
Key Access
To access a vehicle with a weak
transmitter battery. See Door
Locks 0 39.
Remote Left In Vehicle Alert
When the vehicle is turned off and a
remote is left in the vehicle, the horn
will chirp three times after all doors
are closed. To turn on or off see
Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
Remote No longer in Vehicle Alert
If the vehicle is on, with a door open,
and then all doors are closed, the
vehicle will check for RKE
transmitter(s) inside. If an RKE
transmitter is not detected, the DIC
will display NO REMOTE DETECTED
and the horn will chirp three times.
transmitters no longer work. Each
vehicle can have up to eight
transmitters matched to it.
Programming a Recognized
Transmitters
A new transmitter can be programmed
to the vehicle when there are two
recognized transmitters.
To program, the vehicle must be off
and all transmitters, both currently
recognized and new, must be
with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from the
recognized transmitter.
This occurs only once each time the
vehicle is driven.
2. Place the two recognized
transmitters in the cupholder.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
3. Remove the key lock cylinder
cap. See Door Locks 0 39. Insert
the vehicle key into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle, then turn the key
counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
Programming Transmitters to
the Vehicle
Only RKE transmitters programmed to
the vehicle will work. If a transmitter
is lost or stolen, a replacement can be
purchased and programmed through
your dealer. The vehicle can be
reprogrammed so that lost or stolen
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY TO LEARN
ELECTRONIC KEY #2, 3, 4, ETC.
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When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and hold
ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
7. Return the vehicle key back into
the transmitter.
Programming without Recognized
Transmitters
4. Place the new transmitter into
the transmitter pocket. Open the
center console storage area to
access the transmitter pocket.
5. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned,
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
6. Remove the transmitter from the
transmitter pocket and press K
or Q on the transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.
If two currently recognized
transmitters are not available, follow
this procedure to program up to eight
transmitters. This feature is not
available in Canada. This procedure
will take approximately 30 minutes to
complete. The vehicle must be off and
all transmitters to be programmed
must be with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from the
transmitter.
2. Remove the key lock cylinder
cap. See Door Locks 0 39. Insert
the vehicle key into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle, then turn the key
counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
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The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays REMOTE LEARN
PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
3. Wait for 10 minutes until the
DIC displays PRESS ENGINE
START BUTTON TO LEARN and
then press ENGINE
START/STOP.
The DIC display will again show
REMOTE LEARN PENDING,
PLEASE WAIT.
4. Repeat Step 3 two additional
times. After the third time all
previously known transmitters
will no longer work with the
vehicle. Remaining transmitters
can be relearned during the next
steps.
The DIC display should now
show READY FOR REMOTE # 1.
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When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and hold
ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
8. Return the vehicle key back into
the transmitter.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
5. Place the new transmitter in the
transmitter pocket. Open the
center console storage area to
access the transmitter pocket.
6. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned,
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
7. Remove the transmitter from the
transmitter pocket and press K
or Q on the transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 5–7.
If the transmitter battery is weak or if
there is interference with the signal,
the DIC may display a message when
you try to start the vehicle. See Key
and Lock Messages 0 139.
To start the vehicle:
1. Open the center console storage
area and the storage tray.
2. Place the transmitter in the
transmitter pocket.
3. With the vehicle in P (Park) or
N (Neutral), press the brake pedal
and ENGINE START/STOP.
Replace the transmitter battery
as soon as possible.
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Battery Replacement
Caution
When replacing the battery, do not
touch any of the circuitry on the
transmitter. Static from your body
could damage the transmitter.
Replace the battery if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message
displays in the DIC.
2. Separate the two halves of the
transmitter using a flat tool
inserted into the bottom center
of the transmitter. Do not use
the key slot.
3. Remove the old battery. Do not
use a metal object.
4. Insert the new battery on the
back housing, positive side facing
down. Replace with a CR2032 or
equivalent battery.
5. Align the front and back housing
then snap the transmitter
together.
Remote Vehicle Start
1. Press the button on the side of
the transmitter near the bottom
and pull the key out.
If equipped, this feature allows the
engine to be started from outside the
vehicle.
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/ : This button will be on the RKE
transmitter if the vehicle has remote
start.
The climate control system will use
the previous settings during a remote
start. The rear window defogger may
come on during remote start based on
cold ambient conditions. The rear
defog indicator light does not come on
during remote start.
If the vehicle has heated seats, they
may come on during a remote start.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 62.
Laws in some local communities may
restrict the use of remote starters. For
example, some laws may require a
person using remote start to have the
vehicle in view. Check local
regulations for any requirements.
If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not
use the remote start feature. The
vehicle may run out of fuel.
The RKE transmitter range may be
less while the vehicle is running.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 31.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
1. Press and release
transmitter.
Q on the RKE
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash. This
confirms the request to remote
start the vehicle has been
received.
During the remote start, the
doors will be locked and the
parking lamps will remain on as
long as the engine is running.
The engine will shut off after
10 minutes unless a time
extension is done or the ignition
is put in ON/RUN/START.
3. Press the brake pedal and select
the ON/RUN/START ignition
mode to drive the vehicle.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can also be
extended by another 10 minutes,
if during the first 10 minutes
Steps 1 and 2 are repeated while the
engine is still running. An extension
can be requested, 30 seconds after
starting. This provides a total of
20 minutes.
The remote start can only be
extended once.
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.
Canceling a Remote Start
To cancel a remote start, do any of
the following:
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
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Turn the vehicle on and then
back off.
Conditions in Which Remote Start
Will Not Work
The remote start will not operate if
any of the following occur:
. The ignition is in any mode other
than OFF.
. A transmitter is in the vehicle.
.
The hood is not closed.
.
The hazard warning flashers
are on.
.
There is an emission control
system malfunction.
.
The engine coolant temperature is
too high.
.
The oil pressure is low.
.
Two remote vehicle starts or a
start with an extension have
already been used.
.
The vehicle is not in P (Park).
Door Locks
{ Warning
Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
.
.
.
Passengers, especially
children, can easily open the
doors and fall out of a moving
vehicle. The chance of being
thrown out of the vehicle in a
crash is increased if the doors
are not locked. So, all
passengers should wear safety
belts properly and the doors
should be locked whenever
the vehicle is driven.
Young children who get into
unlocked vehicles may be
unable to get out. A child can
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
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vehicle. Lock the doors to
help prevent this from
happening.
Inside the Vehicle
On the rear doors, if equipped, 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 0 41.
Outside the Vehicle
Use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter, the key cylinder on the
driver door, or the key cylinder on the
front passenger door, if equipped. The
key cylinder is covered with a cap.
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Keyless Access
Key Cylinder Access
To replace the cap:
To access the key cylinder:
1. Pull the door handle to the open
position.
If equipped, use the Keyless Access
system to lock and unlock the door.
When the doors are locked and the
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 0 31.
2. Insert the key into the slot on
the bottom of the cap and pry
outward.
3. Move the cap rearward and
remove.
Pull the door handle open and insert
the tabs (1) on the rear of the cap into
the space between the seal (2) and the
metal base (3). Snap into place.
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Power Door Locks
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.
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.
Q : Press to lock the doors. The
indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when activated.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
Delayed Locking
This feature delays the actual locking
of the doors until five seconds after all
doors are closed.
Delayed locking can only be turned on
when the Unlocked Door Anti Lockout
feature has been turned off.
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 Center
(DIC). See Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
Automatic Door Locks
The vehicle is programmed so that
when the doors are closed, the
ignition is on, and the shift lever is
moved out of P (Park) for automatic
transmissions, or the vehicle speed is
above 13 km/h (8 mph) for manual
transmissions, the doors will lock.
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To unlock the doors:
. Press an unlock switch on a door.
. For vehicles with an automatic
transmission, shift the
transmission into P (Park).
. For vehicles with a manual
transmission, turn the vehicle off.
Automatic door locking cannot be
disabled. Automatic door unlocking
can be programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
Lockout Protection
If the vehicle is in ACC/ACCESSORY or
ON/RUN/START and the power door
lock switch is pressed with the driver
door open, all the doors will lock and
only the driver door will unlock.
If the vehicle is off and is locked while
a door is open, when all doors are
closed the vehicle will check for RKE
transmitter(s) inside. If RKE
transmitter(s) are detected and none
were removed, the driver door will
unlock and the horn will chirp three
times.
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This feature can be manually
overridden with the driver door open
by pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Safety Locks (Sedan Only)
Press v { again to deactivate the
safety locks.
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 locking is
requested for all doors to remain
locked. When this feature is off, the
Delayed Door Lock menu will be
available.
This feature can also be programmed.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
The rear door power windows are also
disabled. See Power Windows 0 49.
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.
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
Press v { to activate the safety locks
on the rear doors. The indicator light
in the switch will illuminate when
activated.
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Warning (Continued)
Trunk
{ Warning
Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle
if it is driven with the liftgate or
trunk/hatch open, or with any
objects that pass through the seal
between the body and the trunk/
hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust
contains carbon monoxide (CO)
which cannot be seen or smelled.
It can cause unconsciousness and
even death.
set the fan speed to the
highest setting. See “Climate
Control Systems” in the Index.
.
Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
.
Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
brings in only outside air and
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| on the driver door.
Press X twice quickly on the RKE
Press
transmitter.
If the vehicle is equipped with
a power liftgate, disable the
power liftgate function.
See Engine Exhaust 0 230.
Trunk Lock Release
.
If the vehicle must be driven with
the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:
. Close all of the windows.
.
.
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Sedan Shown, Coupe Similar
To open the trunk, the vehicle must
be off or the shift lever must be in
P (Park).
Press the touch pad on the rear of
the trunk above the license plate
when all doors are unlocked.
The trunk may also be opened while
the vehicle is locked by pressing the
touch pad on the rear of the trunk
above the license 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 trunk area can still be accessed.
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To access by the rear seat
pass-through door, if equipped:
Emergency Trunk Release
Handle
1. Fold the rear armrest down and
open the pass-through door. See
Rear Seat Pass-Through
Door 0 65.
After use, return to the stored
position.
2. Reach inward through the
opening to locate the emergency
trunk release handle. See
“Emergency Trunk Release
Handle” following.
3. Pull the release handle toward
the front of the vehicle to open
the trunk.
To access by folding the rear seat,
if equipped:
1. Fold down the rear seatback. See
Rear Seats 0 63.
2. Reach inward through the
opening to locate the emergency
trunk release handle.
3. Pull the release handle toward
the front of the vehicle to open
the trunk.
There is a glow-in-the-dark emergency
trunk release handle on the trunk lid.
This handle will glow following
exposure to light. Pull the release
handle to open the trunk from the
inside.
Caution
Do not use the emergency trunk
release handle as a tie-down or
anchor point when securing items
in the trunk as it could damage the
handle.
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Vehicle Security
This vehicle has theft-deterrent
features; however, they do not make
the vehicle impossible to steal.
Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm
system.
The indicator light, on the instrument
panel near the windshield, indicates
the status of the system.
Off : Vehicle system is disarmed.
On Solid : Vehicle is secured during
the delay to arm the system.
Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured.
A door, the hood, or the trunk is open.
Slow Flash : Alarm system is armed.
Arming the Alarm System
1. Turn off the vehicle.
2. Lock the vehicle in one of
three ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
. Use the Keyless Access
system.
. With a door open, press the
interior Q.
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.
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If the driver door is opened without
first unlocking with the RKE
transmitter, the horn will chirp and
the lights will flash to indicate
pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not started,
or the door is not unlocked by
pressing K on the RKE transmitter
during the 10-second pre-alarm, the
alarm will be activated.
The alarm will also be activated if a
passenger door, the trunk, or the hood
is opened without first disarming the
system. When the alarm is activated,
the turn signals flash and the horn
sounds for about 30 seconds. the
alarm system will then re-arm to
monitor for the next unauthorized
event.
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.
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To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
. Lock the vehicle after all
occupants have left the vehicle
and all doors are closed.
. Always unlock a door with the
RKE transmitter or use the Keyless
Access system.
Unlocking the driver door with the key
will not disarm the system or turn off
the alarm.
How to Detect a Tamper
Condition
If K is pressed on the RKE
transmitter and the horn chirps and
the lights flash three times, a previous
alarm occurred while the system was
armed.
If the alarm has been activated, a
message will appear on the DIC. See
Security Messages 0 144.
Power Sounder and Inclination
Sensor
In addition to the standard
theft-deterrent system features, this
system may also have a power
sounder and inclination sensor.
The power sounder provides an
audible alarm which is distinct from
the vehicle’s horn. It has its own
power source, and can sound an alarm
if the vehicle’s battery is
compromised.
The inclination sensor can set off the
alarm if it senses movement of the
vehicle, such as a change in vehicle
orientation.
Immobilizer
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 395.
Immobilizer Operation
This vehicle has a passive
theft-deterrent system.
The system does not have to be
manually armed or disarmed.
The vehicle is automatically
immobilized when the vehicle is
turned off.
The immobilization system is
disarmed when the pushbutton start
is activated to enter the ACC/
ACCESSORY mode or the ON/RUN/
START mode and a valid transmitter
is present in the vehicle.
The security light, in the instrument
cluster, comes on if there is a problem
with arming or disarming the
theft-deterrent system.
The system has one or more RKE
transmitters matched to an
immobilizer control unit in the
vehicle. Only a correctly matched RKE
transmitter will start the vehicle.
If the transmitter is ever damaged,
you may not be able to start your
vehicle.
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When trying to start the vehicle, the
security light comes on briefly when
the ignition is turned on. Turn the
ignition off and try again.
If the engine does not start and the
security light stays on, there is a
problem with the system.
If the vehicle will not change ignition
modes (ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/RUN/
START, OFF), and the RKE transmitter
appears to be undamaged, try another
transmitter. Or, you may try placing
the transmitter in the transmitter
pocket located in the center console.
See Key and Lock Messages 0 139.
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 immobilizer
system to learn new or replacement
RKE transmitters. Up to eight
transmitters can be programmed for
the vehicle. To program additional
transmitters, see “Programming
Transmitters to the Vehicle” under
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
Do not leave the key or device that
disarms or deactivates the
theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.
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Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors
{ Warning
A convex mirror can make things,
like other vehicles, look farther
away than they really are. If you cut
too sharply into the right lane, you
could hit a vehicle on the right.
Check the inside mirror or glance
over your shoulder before changing
lanes.
The passenger side mirror is convex
shaped. A convex mirror's surface is
curved so more can be seen from the
driver seat.
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Power Mirrors
Memory Mirrors
The vehicle may have exterior
memory mirrors. See Memory
Seats 0 60.
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
The vehicle may have Side Blind Zone
Alert. See Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA) 0 268.
Turn Signal Indicator
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
Exterior Automatic Dimming Mirror
If equipped, the driver side exterior
automatic dimming mirror will
automatically adjust for the glare of
headlamps behind.
If equipped with turn signal indicators
on the mirror housings, the indicator
will flash when a turn signal or the
hazard warning flashers are used.
Folding Mirrors
Manual Folding Mirrors
The mirrors can be folded inward
toward the vehicle to prevent damage
when going through an automatic car
wash. Push the mirror outward to
return it to the original position.
Heated Mirrors
K : Press to heat the mirrors.
See “Rear Window Defogger” under
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
(Base) 0 197 or Dual Automatic Climate
Control System (Uplevel) 0 200.
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
If equipped with memory seats, the
passenger and/or driver mirror tilts to
a preselected position when the
vehicle is in R (Reverse). This allows
the curb to be seen when parallel
parking.
The mirror(s) return to the original
position when:
. The vehicle is shifted out of
R (Reverse), or remains in
R (Reverse) for about 30 seconds.
. The ignition is turned off.
.
The vehicle is driven in
R (Reverse) above a set speed.
To turn this feature on or off, see
Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
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Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind the vehicle.
Do not spray glass cleaner directly on
the mirror. Use a soft towel dampened
with water.
Manual Rearview Mirror
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.
If equipped with a manual rearview
mirror, push the tab forward for
daytime use and pull it for nighttime
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.
The vehicle aerodynamics are
designed to improve fuel economy
performance. This may result in a
pulsing sound when either rear
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window is down and the front
windows are up. To reduce the sound,
open either a front window or the
sunroof, if equipped.
Power Windows
{ Warning
Children could be seriously injured
or killed if caught in the path of a
closing window. Never leave 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 0 30.
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Window Lockout (Sedan Only)
A door may remain locked if that door
handle is pulled at the same time the
safety lock is disengaged. Release the
door handle, then press v { twice.
Window Express Movement
Express-down/up allows the windows
to be opened or closed without
holding the window switch. Press the
window switch fully down or pull it
up, and quickly release it to engage.
Briefly press or pull the same switch
to stop window movement.
Sedan Shown, Coupe Similar
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) 0 226.
Press or pull the switch to open or
close the window.
The windows will be temporarily
disabled if the window switches are
used repeatedly within a short time.
This feature stops the rear door
passenger window switches from
working.
Press v { to engage the rear window
lockout feature. The indicator light is
on when engaged.
This also activates the rear door safety
locks, which disables the rear power
door locks. See Safety Locks (Sedan
Only) 0 42.
Press
v { again to disengage.
Express Window Obstacle
Detection
The express-up feature will reverse
window movement if it comes in
contact with an object. Extreme cold
or ice could cause the window to
auto-reverse. The window will operate
as normal after the object or condition
is removed.
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Obstacle Detection Override
{ Warning
If obstacle detection override is
activated, the window will not
reverse automatically. You or others
could be injured and the window
could be damaged. Before you use
obstacle detection override, make
sure that all people and
obstructions are clear of the
window path.
The window can be closed by holding
the window switch in the up position
if conditions prevent it from express
closing.
Programming the Power
Windows
Programming may be necessary if the
vehicle's battery has been
disconnected or discharged. If the
window is unable to express-up,
program the window:
1. Close all doors.
2. Place the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN.
3. Partially open the window to be
programmed, then close it and
continue to pull the switch
briefly after the window has fully
closed.
4. Press the power window switch
until the window is fully open
and briefly hold.
Window Indexing (Coupe Only)
If the window freezes to the door,
push the top of the window inward
while opening the door. Clear all snow
and ice from the door and glass.
Then open the window completely
and then close it.
The door can now be closed.
When fully closed, indexing
automatically lowers the window a
small amount when the door is
opened.
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When the door is closed, the window
will raise to its previous position.
If either window does not index
properly, it could be due to loss of
power. Before seeing your dealer for
service, program the power windows.
Sun Visors
Pull the visor toward you, or move it
to the side to help reduce glare.
To use the lighted mirror, lift the
cover.
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Roof
Sunroof
If equipped with a sunroof, the
ignition must be in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY, or in Retained Accessory
Power (RAP), to operate the sunroof.
See Ignition Positions 0 223 and
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 226.
Slide Switch
Express-Open/Express-Close :
Press D (1) to the second detent and
release to express-open the sunroof.
Press g (1) to the second detent
and release to express-close the
sunroof.
In the event of closing difficulties like
frost or other conditions, it is possible
to override the reversal system. To
override the reversal system, close in
manual mode. To stop the movement,
release the switch.
Open/Close (Manual Mode) :
Press D (1) to the first detent and
hold to open the sunroof. Press g
(1) to the first detent and hold to
close the sunroof.
Tilt Switch
Vent Feature : Press and hold E (2)
to vent the sunroof. The sunshade
must be manually opened. Press and
hold g (2) to close the
sunroof vent.
Automatic Reversal System
1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
The sunroof is equipped with an
automatic reversal system that is only
active when the sunroof is being
operated in express-close mode. If an
object is in the path of the sunroof
while it is express-closing, the reversal
system will detect the object and stop.
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
Airbag System
Head Restraints
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Front Seats
Easy Entry Seat (Coupe Only) . . . .
Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . .
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . .
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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56
58
59
59
60
62
Rear Seats
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . . . 65
Safety Belts
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
65
66
67
70
70
70
71
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . . . . 73
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . . . 76
How Does an Airbag Restrain? . . . 76
What Will You See after an Airbag
Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . 78
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . . . . . . 82
Airbag System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Replacing Airbag System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Child Restraints
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants and Young Children . . . . . .
Child Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . .
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . .
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . . . .
Replacing LATCH System Parts
After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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85
87
89
90
95
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Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the
Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the
Front Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
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Head Restraints
If equipped with base seats, the
vehicle’s front seats have adjustable
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions.
If equipped with high performance
seats, the vehicle’s front seats have
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions that cannot be
adjusted.
{ Warning
With head restraints that are not
installed and adjusted properly,
there is a greater chance that
occupants will suffer a neck/spinal
injury in a crash. Do not drive until
the head restraints for all occupants
are installed and adjusted properly.
If equipped with base seats, 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
If equipped, the vehicle's front seats
have adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
The height of the head restraint can
be adjusted.
To raise or lower the head restraint,
press the button located on the side of
the head restraint, and pull up or
push the head restraint down and
release the button. Pull and push on
the head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is locked
in place.
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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 adjust the head restraint forward
and rearward, press the button located
on the side facing of the head
restraint and move it forward or
rearward until the desired locking
position is reached. Try to move the
head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is locked
in place.
The front seat outboard head
restraints are not removable.
Rear Seats
The vehicle's rear seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
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Front Seats
Easy Entry Seat
(Coupe Only)
High Performance Seat
To lower the head restraint, press the
button, located on the top of the
seatback, and push the head restraint
down. Try to move the head restraint
after the button is released to make
sure that it is locked in place.
Rear outboard head restraints are not
removable.
1. Seat Adjustment Switch
2. Folding Seatback Handle
If equipped, the front seats can be
moved out of the way to make it
easier to get in and out of the
rear seat.
To fold the seatback, lift the
handle (2) on top of the seatback. The
seatback will fold forward.
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To move the seat forward, press and
hold the front of the switch (1) on the
outboard side of the upper seatback.
To move the seat rearward, press and
hold the rear of the switch (1). Release
the switch (1) when the seat reaches
the desired position.
Power Seat Adjustment
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.
After entering or exiting the rear seat,
return the seatback to the upright
position. Lift the seatback and push it
rearward until it locks into place. Push
and pull on the seatback to make sure
it is locked.
{ Warning
If either seatback is not locked, it
could move forward in a sudden
stop or crash. That could cause
injury to the person sitting there.
Always push and pull on the
seatbacks to be sure they are
locked.
To adjust the lumbar support, see
Lumbar Adjustment 0 58.
High Performance Seat
Adjustment
{ Warning
High Performance Seat Shown,
Others Similar
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 equipped, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control up
or down.
To adjust the seatback, see Reclining
Seatbacks 0 59.
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.
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.
Press Down (4) to make downward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust lumbar forward or
rearward.
.
Press Forward (5) to make forward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Up (2) or Down (4) to adjust
lumbar support up or down.
Four-Way Lumbar Support
Cushion Bolster
To adjust cushion bolster, if equipped:
To adjust lumbar support for a base
seat, see Lumbar Adjustment 0 58.
High Performance Seat
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
.
.
.
To adjust lumbar support for high
performance seats, if equipped:
Feature Select
Up
Rearward
Down
Forward
Move Feature Select (1) to display
seat adjustments on the center
stack. Press and release or hold to
scroll through features.
Press Up (2) to make upward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
Press Rearward (3) to make
rearward adjustments of the
selected feature.
High Performance Seat
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to lumbar
support on the center stack.
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to cushion
bolster on the center stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust cushion bolster inward
or outward.
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Back Bolster
Lumbar Adjustment
Back Bolster Adjustment
To adjust back bolster, if equipped:
Base Seat
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to back bolster
on the center stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust back bolster inward or
outward.
To adjust the lumbar and bolster
support:
. Press and hold the control forward
or rearward to adjust lumbar
support forward or rearward.
If equipped, to increase or decrease
the back bolster support, press and
hold the recliner control up and down.
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Thigh Support Adjustment
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Reclining Seatbacks
Base Seat
Base Seat
High Performance Seat
If equipped, pull up on the lever. Then
pull or push on the support to
lengthen or shorten. Release the lever
to lock in place.
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
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If equipped, the 1, 2, SET, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door are
used to manually store and recall
memory settings for the driver seat,
outside mirrors, and power tilt and
telescoping steering column (if
equipped).
{ Warning
Sitting in a reclined position when
the vehicle is in motion can be
dangerous. Even when buckled up,
the safety belts cannot do their job.
The shoulder belt will not be
against your body. Instead, it will be
in front of you. In a crash, you
could go into it, receiving neck or
other injuries.
The lap belt could go up over your
abdomen. The belt forces would be
there, not at your pelvic bones. This
could cause serious internal
injuries.
For proper protection when the
vehicle is in motion, have the
seatback upright. Then sit well back
in the seat and wear the safety belt
properly.
Storing Memory Positions
To store positions to the 1 and 2
buttons:
Do not have a seatback reclined if the
vehicle is moving.
Memory Seats
1. The ignition must be in ON/RUN
or ACC/ACCESSORY.
2. Adjust the driver seat, outside
mirrors, and power tilt and
telescoping steering column (if
equipped) to the desired driving
positions.
3. Press and release SET. A beep
will sound.
4. Immediately press and hold 1
until two beeps sound.
5. Repeat Steps 1–4 for a second
driver using 2.
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To store exit positions and easy exit
features to the B (Exit) button,
repeat Steps 1–4 using B to store
your positions for getting out of the
vehicle.
Manually Recalling Memory
Positions
Press and hold 1, 2, or B (Exit) to
manually recall the previously stored
memory positions. Releasing 1, 2,
or B before the stored positions are
reached stops the recall.
Automatically Recalling Memory
Positions (Auto Memory Recall)
To stop recall movement, press one of
the memory, driver seat, outside
mirror, or power tilt and telescoping
steering column controls.
RKE transmitters are not labeled with
a number. If your memory seat
position is stored to 1 or 2 but this
position is not automatically recalling,
then store your positions to the other
button or switch RKE transmitters
with the other driver.
If the vehicle’s driver has changed, in
some vehicles the Driver ID may be
displayed for the first few ignition
cycles.
Easy Exit Recall
If programmed in the vehicle
personalization Menu, the Auto
(Automatic) Memory Recall feature
automatically recalls the current
driver’s previously stored 1 or 2
position when the ignition is changed
from off to ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY.
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the Easy Exit
feature recalls the previously stored
B (Exit) positions when leaving the
vehicle. See “Storing Memory
Positions” listed previously. See also
Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
The transmission must be in P (Park),
or the parking brake must be set for a
manual transmission.
Easy Exit recall automatically
activates when one of the following
occurs:
See Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
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.
The vehicle is turned off and the
driver door is opened within a
short time.
.
The vehicle is turned off with the
driver door open.
Obstructions
If something has blocked the driver
seat while recalling a memory
position, the recall may stop. Remove
the obstruction. Then do one of the
following:
. If automatically or manually
recalling the stored memory
position, press and hold the
appropriate manual control for
two seconds. Try recalling again
by pressing the appropriate
memory button, then try recalling
again by opening the driver door
and pressing K on the RKE
transmitter.
. If recalling the exit position, press
and hold the appropriate manual
control for the exit feature not
recalling for two seconds. Then try
recalling the exit position again.
If the memory position is still not
recalling, see your dealer for service.
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Heated and Ventilated
Front Seats
front heated seats are on high, the
level may automatically be lowered
after approximately 30 minutes.
When this feature is off, the heated
and ventilated seat symbols on the
buttons are white. A ventilated seat
has a fan that pulls or pushes air
through the seat. The air is not
cooled. When a heated seat is turned
on, the symbol turns red. When a
ventilated seat is turned on, the
symbol turns blue.
{ 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.
If equipped, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be on.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and seatback.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
Press the button once for the highest
setting. With each press of the button,
the seat will change to the next lower
setting, and then to the off setting.
The indicator lights next to the
buttons indicate three for the highest
setting and one for the lowest. If the
The passenger seat may take longer to
heat up.
Auto Heated and Ventilated Seats
When the vehicle is on, this feature
will automatically activate the heated
or ventilated seats at the level
required by the vehicle’s interior
temperature.
The active high, medium, low, or off
heated or ventilated seat level will be
indicated by the manual heated or
ventilated seat buttons on the center
stack. Use the manual heated or
ventilated seat buttons on the center
stack to turn auto heated or ventilated
seats off. If the passenger seat is
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unoccupied, the auto heated or
ventilated seats feature will not
activate that seat. The auto heated or
ventilated seats feature can be
programmed to always be enabled
when the vehicle is on.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
Remote Start Heated and Ventilated
Seats
During a remote start, the heated or
ventilated seats, if equipped, can be
turned on automatically. When it is
cold outside, the heated seats turn on,
and when it is hot outside the
ventilated seats turn on. The heated
or ventilated seats are canceled when
the ignition is turned on. Press the
heated or ventilated seat button to
use the heated or ventilated seats
after the vehicle is started.
The heated or ventilated seat
indicator lights do not turn on during
a remote start.
The temperature performance of an
unoccupied seat may be reduced. This
is normal.
The heated or ventilated seats may be
enabled or disabled in the vehicle
personalization menu. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 37 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
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Rear Seats
Folding the Seatback
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.
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Raising the Seatback
To fold the seatback:
{ 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.
1. Disconnect the rear safety belt
mini-latch using a key in the slot
on the mini-buckle, and let the
belt retract.
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 seatback forward.
Repeat Steps 2 and 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.
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To raise a seatback:
1. Lift the seatback up. Make sure
the center safety belt and latch
do not get trapped behind the
seat. Push the seatback rearward
to lock it in place.
Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door
2. Push and pull the top of the
seatback to be sure it is locked
into position.
4. Pull on the center 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.
Safety Belts
This section describes how to use
safety belts properly, and some things
not to do.
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A red tab near the seatback lever
retracts when the seatback is
locked in place.
3. Reconnect the center safety belt
mini-latch to the mini-buckle. Do
not let the belt twist.
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This vehicle may have a rear seat
pass-through door in the center of the
rear seatback. Fold down the center
armrest and pull the latch to open
the door.
Do not let anyone ride where a
safety belt cannot be worn properly.
In a crash, if you or your
passenger(s) are not wearing safety
belts, injuries can be much worse
than if you are wearing safety belts.
You can be seriously injured or
killed by hitting things inside the
vehicle harder or by being ejected
from the vehicle. In addition,
anyone who is not buckled up can
strike other passengers in the
vehicle.
It is extremely dangerous to ride in
a cargo area, inside or outside of a
vehicle. In a collision, passengers
riding in these areas are more likely
to be seriously injured or killed. Do
not allow passengers to ride in any
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area of the vehicle that is not
equipped with seats and safety
belts.
Always wear a safety belt, and
check that all passenger(s) are
restrained properly too.
This vehicle has indicators as a
reminder to buckle the safety belts.
See Safety Belt Reminders 0 118.
Why Safety Belts Work
When riding in a vehicle, you travel as
fast as the vehicle does. If the vehicle
stops suddenly, you keep going until
something stops you. It could be the
windshield, the instrument panel,
or the safety belts!
When you wear a safety belt, you and
the vehicle slow down together. There
is more time to stop because you stop
over a longer distance and, when worn
properly, your strongest bones take
the forces from the safety belts. That
is why wearing safety belts makes
such good sense.
Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why
should I have to wear safety
belts?
A: Airbags are supplemental systems
only. They work with safety
belts — not instead of them.
Whether or not an airbag is
provided, all occupants still have
to buckle up to get the most
protection.
Also, in nearly all states and in all
Canadian provinces, the law
requires wearing safety belts.
Questions and Answers About
Safety Belts
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly
Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle
after a crash if I am wearing a
safety belt?
This section is only for people of
adult size.
A: You could be — whether you are
wearing a safety belt or not. Your
chance of being conscious during
and after a crash, so you can
unbuckle and get out, is much
greater if you are belted.
There are special things to know
about safety belts and children, and
there are different rules for smaller
children and infants. If a child will be
riding in the vehicle, see Older Children
0 83 or Infants and Young Children
0 85. Follow those rules for everyone's
protection.
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It is very important for all occupants
to buckle up. Statistics show that
unbelted people are hurt more often
in crashes than those who are wearing
safety belts.
There are important things to know
about wearing a safety belt properly.
pelvic bones and you would be
less likely to slide under the lap
belt. If you slid under it, the belt
would apply force on your
abdomen. This could cause serious
or even fatal injuries.
.
Wear the shoulder belt over the
shoulder and across the chest.
These parts of the body are best
able to take belt restraining forces.
The shoulder belt locks if there is
a sudden stop or crash.
{ Warning
.
Sit up straight and always keep
your feet on the floor in front
of you.
.
Always use the correct buckle for
your seating position.
.
Wear the lap part of the belt low
and snug on the hips, just
touching the thighs. In a crash,
this applies force to the strong
You can be seriously injured,
or even killed, by not wearing your
safety belt properly.
. Never allow the lap or
shoulder belt to become loose
or twisted.
. Never wear the shoulder belt
under both arms or behind
your back.
. Never route the lap or
shoulder belt over an armrest.
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
All seating positions in the vehicle
have a lap-shoulder belt.
On sedan models, if you are using a
rear center seating position with a
detachable safety belt and the safety
belt is not attached, see “Folding the
Seatback” under Rear Seats 0 63 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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3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Pull up on the latch plate to
make sure it is secure. If the belt
is not long enough, see Safety
Belt Extender 0 70.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
2. Pick up the latch plate and pull
the belt across you. Do not let it
get twisted.
The lap-shoulder belt may lock if
you pull the belt across you very
quickly. If this happens, let the
belt go back slightly to unlock it.
Then pull the belt across you
more slowly.
If the shoulder portion of a
passenger belt is pulled out all
the way, the child restraint
locking feature may be engaged.
If this happens, let the belt go
back all the way and start again.
If the webbing locks in the latch
plate before it reaches the
buckle, tilt the latch plate flat to
unlock.
4. To make the lap part tight, pull
up on the shoulder belt.
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On sedan models, it may be
necessary to pull stitching on the
safety belt through the latch
plate to fully tighten the lap belt
on smaller occupants.
Before a door is closed, be sure the
safety belt is out of the way. If a door
is slammed against a safety belt,
damage can occur to both the safety
belt and the vehicle.
Automatic Safety Belt
Tightening System
The vehicle may have the Automatic
Safety Belt Tightening System.
Each time the vehicle is started with
the front safety belts buckled, the
system activates once to tighten the
safety belts when the forward vehicle
speed exceeds the threshold for
activation.
To unlatch the belt, push the button
on the buckle. The belt should return
to its stowed position.
Always stow the safety belt slowly.
If the safety belt webbing returns
quickly to the stowed position, the
retractor may lock and cannot be
pulled out. If this happens, pull the
safety belt straight out firmly to
unlock the webbing, and then release
it. If the webbing is still locked in the
retractor, see your dealer.
The system also activates during
emergency braking and/or sudden
driving maneuvers and releases when
driving conditions return to normal.
The system turns off whenever
Competitive Driving Mode is activated,
and will turn back on when
Competitive Driving Mode is
deactivated. See Competitive Driving
Mode (FE4 Only) 0 246.
The system will not activate if the
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control system is not functioning
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properly. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 241.
If there is a problem with the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, a message displays on the
Driver Information Center (DIC). See
Safety Belt Messages 0 144. Other
safety belt functions are not affected
by the Automatic Safety Belt
Tightening System.
Safety Belt Pretensioners
This vehicle has safety belt
pretensioners for front outboard
occupants. Although the safety belt
pretensioners cannot be seen, they are
part of the safety belt assembly. They
can help tighten the safety belts
during the early stages of a moderate
to severe frontal, near frontal, or rear
crash if the threshold conditions for
pretensioner activation are met. Safety
belt pretensioners can also help
tighten the safety belts in a side crash
or a rollover event.
Pretensioners work only once. If the
pretensioners activate in a crash, the
pretensioners and possibly other parts
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of the safety belt system will need to
be replaced. See Replacing Safety Belt
System Parts after a Crash 0 71.
Do not sit on the outboard safety belt
while entering or exiting the vehicle or
at any time while sitting in the seat.
Sitting on the safety belt can damage
the webbing and hardware.
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
Rear safety belt comfort guides may
provide added safety belt comfort for
older children who have outgrown
booster seats and for some adults.
When installed on a shoulder belt, the
comfort guide positions the belt away
from the neck and head.
Comfort guides are available through
your dealer for the rear outboard
seating positions. Instructions are
included with the guide.
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy
Safety belts work for everyone,
including pregnant women. Like all
occupants, they are more likely to be
seriously injured if they do not wear
safety belts.
A pregnant woman should wear a
lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion
should be worn as low as possible,
below the rounding, throughout the
pregnancy.
The best way to protect the fetus is to
protect the mother. When a safety belt
is worn properly, it is more likely that
the fetus will not be hurt in a crash.
For pregnant women, as for anyone,
the key to making safety belts
effective is wearing them properly.
Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle's safety belt will fasten
around you, you should use it.
But if a safety belt is not long enough,
your dealer will order you an extender.
When you go in to order it, take the
heaviest coat you will wear, so the
extender will be long enough for you.
To help avoid personal injury, do not
let someone else use it, and use it
only for the seat it is made to fit. The
extender has been designed for adults.
Never use it for securing child
restraints. To wear it, attach it to the
regular safety belt. For more
information, see the instruction sheet
that comes with the extender.
Safety System Check
Check that the safety belt reminder,
safety belts, buckles, latch plates, and
retractors, are all working properly.
Look for any other loose or damaged
safety belt system parts that might
keep a safety belt system from
performing properly. See your dealer
to have it repaired. Torn or frayed
safety belts may not protect you in a
crash. They can rip apart under
impact forces. If a belt is torn or
frayed, have it replaced immediately.
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Make sure the safety belt reminder
light is working. See Safety Belt
Reminders 0 118.
Keep safety belts clean and dry. See
Safety Belt Care 0 71.
Safety Belt Care
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belt
webbing. It may severely weaken
the webbing. In a crash, they might
not be able to provide adequate
protection. Clean and rinse safety
belt webbing only with mild soap
and lukewarm water. Allow the
webbing to dry.
Safety belts should be properly cared
for and maintained.
Safety belt hardware should be kept
dry and free of dust or debris. As
necessary exterior hard surfaces and
safety belt webbing may be lightly
cleaned with mild soap and water.
Ensure there is not excessive dust or
debris in the mechanism. If dust or
debris exists in the system please see
the dealer. Parts may need to be
replaced to ensure proper
functionality of the system.
Replacing Safety Belt
System Parts after a Crash
{ Warning
A crash can damage the safety belt
system in the vehicle. A damaged
safety belt system may not properly
protect the person using it,
resulting in serious injury or even
death in a crash. To help make sure
the safety belt systems are working
properly after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
After a minor crash, replacement of
safety belts may not be necessary. But
the safety belt assemblies that were
used during any crash may have been
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stressed or damaged. See your dealer
to have the safety belt assemblies
inspected or replaced.
New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the safety belt
system was not being used at the time
of the crash.
Have the safety belt pretensioners
checked if the vehicle has been in a
crash, or if the airbag readiness light
stays on after you start the vehicle or
while you are driving. See Airbag
Readiness Light 0 119.
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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.
Sedan models 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 center of the steering wheel
for the driver and on the instrument
panel for the front outboard
passenger.
For knee airbags, the word AIRBAG is
on the lower part of the instrument
panel.
For seat-mounted side impact airbags,
the word AIRBAG is on the side of the
seatback closest to the door.
For roof-rail airbags, the word AIRBAG
is on the ceiling or trim.
Airbags are designed to supplement
the protection provided by safety
belts. Even though today's airbags are
also designed to help reduce the risk
of injury from the force of an inflating
bag, all airbags must inflate very
quickly to do their job.
Here are the most important things to
know about the airbag system:
{ Warning
You can be severely injured or
killed in a crash if you are not
wearing your safety belt, even with
airbags. Airbags are designed to
work with safety belts, not replace
them. Also, airbags are not designed
to inflate in every crash. In some
crashes safety belts are the only
restraint. See When Should an
Airbag Inflate? 0 75.
Wearing your safety belt during a
crash helps reduce your chance of
hitting things inside the vehicle or
being ejected from it. Airbags are
“supplemental restraints” to the
safety belts. Everyone in the vehicle
should wear a safety belt properly,
whether or not there is an airbag
for that person.
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{ Warning
{ Warning
Because airbags inflate with great
force and faster than the blink of an
eye, anyone who is up against,
or very close to any airbag when it
inflates can be seriously injured or
killed. Do not sit unnecessarily
close to any airbag, as you would be
if sitting on the edge of the seat or
leaning forward. Safety belts help
keep you in position before and
during a crash. Always wear a safety
belt, even with airbags. The driver
should sit as far back as possible
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle. The safety belts and the
front outboard passenger airbags
are most effective when you are
sitting well back and upright in the
seat with both feet on the floor.
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when it
inflates can be seriously injured or
killed. Always secure children
properly in the vehicle. To read
how, see Older Children 0 83 or
Infants and Young Children 0 85.
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?
The driver frontal airbag is in the
center of the steering wheel.
There is an airbag readiness light on
the instrument cluster, which shows
the airbag symbol. The system checks
the airbag electrical system for
malfunctions. The light tells you if
there is an electrical problem. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 119.
The front outboard passenger frontal
airbag is in the passenger side
instrument panel.
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The driver knee airbag is below the
steering column. The front outboard
passenger knee airbag is below the
glove box.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side
Similar
The 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 or
even death. The path of an inflating
airbag must be kept clear. Do not
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put anything between an occupant
and an airbag, and do not attach or
put anything on the steering wheel
hub or on or near any other airbag
covering.
Do not use seat accessories that
block the inflation path of a
seat-mounted side impact airbag.
Never secure anything to the roof of
a vehicle with roof-rail airbags by
routing a rope or tie‐down through
any door or window opening. If you
do, the path of an inflating roof-rail
airbag will be blocked.
When Should an Airbag
Inflate?
This vehicle is equipped with airbags.
See Airbag System 0 72. Airbags are
designed to inflate if the impact
exceeds the specific airbag system’s
deployment threshold. Deployment
thresholds are used to predict how
severe a crash is likely to be in time
for the airbags to inflate and help
restrain the occupants. The vehicle
has electronic frontal sensors that
help the airbag system determine the
severity of the impact. Deployment
thresholds can vary with specific
vehicle design.
Frontal airbags are designed to inflate
in moderate to severe frontal or
near-frontal crashes to help reduce
the potential for severe injuries,
mainly to the driver's or front
outboard passenger's head and chest.
Whether the frontal airbags will or
should inflate is not based primarily
on how fast the vehicle is traveling.
It depends on what is hit, the
direction of the impact, and how
quickly the vehicle slows down.
Frontal airbags may inflate at
different crash speeds depending on
whether the vehicle hits an object
straight on or at an angle, and
whether the object is fixed or moving,
rigid or deformable, narrow or wide.
Frontal airbags are not intended to
inflate during vehicle rollovers, in rear
impacts, or in many side impacts.
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In addition, the vehicle has advanced
technology frontal airbags. Advanced
technology frontal airbags adjust the
restraint according to 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.
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.
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Roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes, depending on the location of
the impact. In addition, these roof-rail
airbags are designed to inflate during
a rollover or in a severe frontal
impact. Roof-rail airbags are not
designed to inflate in rear impacts.
Both roof-rail airbags will inflate when
either side of the vehicle is struck or if
the sensing system predicts that the
vehicle is about to roll over on its
side, or in a severe frontal impact.
For airbag locations, see Where Are the
Airbags? 0 73.
In any particular crash, no one can
say whether an airbag should have
inflated simply because of the vehicle
damage or repair costs.
Airbags supplement the protection
provided by safety belts by
distributing the force of the impact
more evenly over the occupant's body.
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.
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.
Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are
designed to help contain the head and
chest of occupants in the outboard
seating positions in the first and
second rows. The rollover capable
roof-rail airbags are designed to help
reduce the risk of full or partial
ejection in rollover events, although
no system can prevent all such
ejections.
But airbags would not help in many
types of collisions, primarily because
the occupant's motion is not toward
those airbags. See When Should an
Airbag Inflate? 0 75.
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, knee, and
seat-mounted side impact airbags
inflate, they quickly deflate, so quickly
that some people may not even realize
an airbag inflated. Roof-rail airbags
may still be at least partially inflated
for some time after they inflate. Some
components of the airbag module may
be hot for several minutes. For
location of the airbags, see Where Are
the Airbags? 0 73.
The parts of the airbag that come into
contact with you may be warm, but
not too hot to touch. There may be
some smoke and dust coming from
the vents in the deflated airbags.
Airbag inflation does not prevent the
driver from seeing out of the
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windshield or being able to steer the
vehicle, nor does it prevent people
from leaving the vehicle.
{ Warning
When an airbag inflates, there may
be dust in the air. This dust could
cause breathing problems for
people with a history of asthma or
other breathing trouble. To avoid
this, everyone in the vehicle should
get out as soon as it is safe to do
so. If you have breathing problems
but cannot get out of the vehicle
after an airbag inflates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or a
door. If you experience breathing
problems following an airbag
deployment, you should seek
medical attention.
The vehicle has a feature that may
automatically unlock the doors, turn
on the interior lamps and hazard
warning flashers, and shut off the fuel
system after the airbags inflate. The
feature may also activate, without
airbag inflation, after an event that
exceeds a predetermined threshold.
You can lock the doors, turn off the
interior lamps, and turn off the hazard
warning flashers by using the controls
for those features.
.
Airbags are designed to inflate
only once. After an airbag inflates,
you will need some new parts for
the airbag system. If you do not
get them, the airbag system will
not be there to help protect you in
another crash. A new system will
include airbag modules and
possibly other parts. The service
manual for the vehicle covers the
need to replace other parts.
.
The vehicle has a crash sensing
and diagnostic module which
records information after a crash.
See Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy 0 396 and Event Data
Recorders 0 396.
.
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.
{ Warning
A crash severe enough to inflate the
airbags may have also damaged
important functions in the vehicle,
such as the fuel system, brake and
steering systems, etc. Even if the
vehicle appears to be drivable after
a moderate crash, there may be
concealed damage that could make
it difficult to safely operate the
vehicle.
Use caution if you should attempt
to restart the engine after a crash
has occurred.
In many crashes severe enough to
inflate the airbag, windshields are
broken by vehicle deformation.
Additional windshield breakage may
also occur from the front outboard
passenger airbag.
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Passenger Sensing System
The vehicle has a passenger sensing
system for the front outboard
passenger position. The passenger
airbag status indicator will light on
the overhead console when the vehicle
is started.
United States
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.
Canada and Mexico
The words ON and OFF or the symbol
for on and off will be visible during
the system check. When the system
check is complete, either the word ON
or OFF, or the symbol for on and off
will be visible. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 120.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in a
rear seating position.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great, if the
airbag inflates.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the passenger frontal airbag
inflates. This is because the back of
the rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating airbag.
A child in a forward-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the passenger frontal airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is in
a forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat, even if
the airbag is off. If securing a
forward-facing child restraint in the
front outboard passenger seat,
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always move the seat as far back as
it will go. It is better to secure child
restraints in the rear seat. Consider
using another vehicle to transport
the child when a rear seat is not
available.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag if:
. The front outboard passenger seat
is unoccupied.
. The system determines that an
infant is present in a child
restraint.
. A front outboard passenger takes
his/her weight off of the seat for a
period of time.
. There is a critical problem with
the airbag system or the passenger
sensing system.
When the passenger sensing system
has turned off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag, the off indicator will light and
stay lit to remind you that the airbags
are off. See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 120.
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.
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.
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If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong with
the airbag system. To help avoid
injury to yourself or others, have
the vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 119 for
more information, including
important safety information.
If the On Indicator Is Lit for a
Child Restraint
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag if the system determines
that an infant is present in a child
restraint. If a child restraint has been
installed and the on indicator is lit:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Remove the child restraint from
the vehicle.
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3. Remove any additional items
from the seat such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, or seat massagers.
4. Reinstall the child restraint
following the directions provided
by the child restraint
manufacturer and refer to
Securing Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Rear Seat) 0 96
or Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the Front
Seat) 0 98.
6. Restart the vehicle.
The passenger sensing system
may or may not turn off the
airbags for a child in a child
restraint depending upon the
child’s size. It is better to secure
the child restraint in a rear seat.
Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat, even if
the on indicator is not lit.
If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an
Adult-Sized Occupant
1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Remove any additional material
from the seat, such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, or seat massagers. Also,
remove laptops, or other
electronic devices.
3. Place the seatback in the fully
upright position.
5. If, after reinstalling the child
restraint and restarting the
vehicle, the on indicator is still
lit, turn the vehicle off. Then
slightly recline the vehicle
seatback and adjust the seat
cushion, if adjustable, to make
sure that the vehicle seatback is
not pushing the child restraint
into the seat cushion.
Also make sure the child
restraint is not trapped under the
vehicle head restraint. If this
happens, adjust the head
restraint. See Head
Restraints 0 54.
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:
4. Have the person sit upright in
the seat, centered 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.
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
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If the front outboard passenger
airbag is turned off for an
adult-sized occupant, the airbag will
not be able to inflate and help
protect that person in a crash,
resulting in an increased risk of
serious injury or even death. An
adult-sized occupant should not
ride in the front outboard passenger
seat, if the passenger airbag off
indicator is lit.
Additional Factors Affecting
System Operation
Safety belts help keep the passenger
in position on the seat during vehicle
maneuvers and braking, which helps
the passenger sensing system
maintain the passenger airbag status.
See “Safety Belts” and “Child
Restraints” in the Index for additional
information about the importance of
proper restraint use.
A thick layer of additional material,
such as a blanket or cushion,
or aftermarket equipment such as seat
covers, seat heaters, and seat
massagers can affect how well the
passenger sensing system operates.
We recommend that you not use seat
covers or other aftermarket equipment
except when approved by GM for your
specific vehicle. See Adding Equipment
to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 82 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
panel will also be lit.
. Liquid pooled on the seat that has
not soaked in may make it more
likely that the passenger sensing
system will turn on the passenger
frontal airbag and passenger knee
airbag while a child restraint or
child occupant is on the seat.
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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 0 119 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
seatback may interfere with the
proper operation of the passenger
sensing system.
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Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Airbags affect how the vehicle should
be serviced. There are parts of the
airbag system in several places around
the vehicle. Your dealer and the
service manual have information
about servicing the vehicle and the
airbag system. To purchase a service
manual, see Service Publications
Ordering Information 0 394.
Adding accessories that change the
vehicle's frame, bumper system,
height, front end, or side sheet metal,
may keep the airbag system from
working properly. The operation of the
airbag system can also be affected by
changing any parts of the front seats,
safety belts, airbag sensing and
diagnostic module, steering wheel,
instrument panel, any of the airbag
modules, ceiling or pillar garnish trim,
overhead console, front sensors, side
impact sensors, or airbag wiring.
{ Warning
For up to 10 seconds after the
vehicle is turned off and the battery
is disconnected, an airbag can still
inflate during improper service. You
can be injured if you are close to an
airbag when it inflates. Avoid
yellow connectors. They are
probably part of the airbag system.
Be sure to follow proper service
procedures, and make sure the
person performing work for you is
qualified to do so.
Your dealer and the service manual
have information about the location of
the airbag sensors, sensing and
diagnostic module, and airbag wiring.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system for the front
outboard passenger position, which
includes sensors that are part of the
passenger seat. The passenger sensing
system may not operate properly if
the original seat trim is replaced with
non-GM covers, upholstery, or trim; or
with GM covers, upholstery, or trim
designed for a different vehicle. Any
object, such as an aftermarket seat
heater or a comfort-enhancing pad or
device, installed under or on top of
the seat fabric, could also interfere
with the operation of the passenger
sensing system. This could either
prevent proper deployment of the
passenger airbag(s) or prevent the
passenger sensing system from
properly turning off the passenger
airbag(s). See Passenger Sensing
System 0 78.
If the vehicle has rollover roof-rail
airbags, see Different Size Tires and
Wheels 0 340 for additional important
information.
If you have to modify your vehicle
because you have a disability and you
have questions about whether the
modifications will affect the vehicle's
airbag system, or if you have
questions about whether the airbag
system will be affected if the vehicle is
modified for any other reason, call
Customer Assistance. See Customer
Assistance Offices 0 388.
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Airbag System Check
The airbag system does not need
regularly scheduled maintenance or
replacement. Make sure the airbag
readiness light is working. See Airbag
Readiness Light 0 119.
Caution
If an airbag covering is damaged,
opened, or broken, the airbag may
not work properly. Do not open or
break the airbag coverings. If there
are any opened or broken airbag
coverings, have the airbag covering
and/or airbag module replaced. For
the location of the airbags, see
Where Are the Airbags? 0 73. See
your dealer for service.
Replacing Airbag System
Parts after a Crash
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Child Restraints
Older Children
A crash can damage the airbag
systems in the vehicle. A damaged
airbag system may not properly
protect you and your passenger(s)
in a crash, resulting in serious
injury or even death. To help make
sure the airbag systems are working
properly after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
If an airbag inflates, you will need to
replace airbag system parts. See your
dealer for service.
If the airbag readiness light stays on
after the vehicle is started or comes
on when you are driving, the airbag
system may not work properly. Have
the vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 119.
Older children who have outgrown
booster seats should wear the vehicle’s
safety belts.
The manufacturer instructions that
come with the booster seat state the
weight and height limitations for that
booster. Use a booster seat with a
lap-shoulder belt until the child
passes the fit test below:
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Sit all the way back on the seat.
Do the knees bend at the seat
edge? If yes, continue. If no, return
to the booster seat.
Buckle the lap-shoulder belt. Does
the shoulder belt rest on the
shoulder? If yes, continue. If no,
try using the rear safety belt
comfort guide, if available. See
“Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides”
under Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 67. If a
comfort guide is not available, or if
the shoulder belt still does not rest
on the shoulder, then return to the
booster seat.
.
Does the lap belt fit low and snug
on the hips, touching the thighs?
If yes, continue. If no, return to
the booster seat.
.
Can proper safety belt fit be
maintained for the length of the
trip? If yes, continue. If no, return
to the booster seat.
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.
Warning (Continued)
can be crushed together and
seriously injured. A safety belt must
be used by only one person at
a time.
Also see “Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 67.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
restrained in a rear seating position.
In a crash, children who are not
buckled up can strike other people
who are buckled up, or can be thrown
out of the vehicle. Older children need
to use safety belts properly.
{ Warning
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
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{ Warning
Never allow a child to wear the
safety belt with the shoulder belt
behind their back. A child can be
seriously injured by not wearing the
lap-shoulder belt properly. In a
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crash, the child would not be
restrained by the shoulder belt. The
child could move too far forward
increasing the chance of head and
neck injury. The child might also
slide under the lap belt. The belt
force would then be applied right
on the abdomen. That could cause
serious or fatal injuries. The
shoulder belt should go over the
shoulder and across the chest.
Infants and Young Children
Everyone in a vehicle needs
protection! This includes infants and
all other children. Neither the distance
traveled nor the age and size of the
traveler changes the need, for
everyone, to use safety restraints. In
fact, the law in every state in the
United States and in every Canadian
province says children up to some age
must be restrained while in a vehicle.
{ Warning
Children can be seriously injured or
strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor, but
it cannot do this if it is wrapped
around a child’s neck. If the
shoulder belt is locked and
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Warning (Continued)
tightened around a child’s neck, the
only way to loosen the belt is to
cut it.
Never leave children unattended in
a vehicle and never allow children
to play with the safety belts.
Every time infants and young children
ride in vehicles, they should have the
protection provided by appropriate
child restraints. Neither the vehicle's
safety belt system nor its airbag
system is designed for them.
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.
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
For example, in a crash at only
40 km/h (25 mph), a 5.5 kg (12 lb)
infant will suddenly become a
110 kg (240 lb) force on a person's
arms. An infant or child should be
secured in an appropriate restraint.
killed. Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front outboard seat.
Secure a rear-facing child restraint
in a rear seat. It is also better to
secure a forward-facing child
restraint in a rear seat. If you must
secure a forward-facing child
restraint in the front outboard seat,
always move the front passenger
seat as far back as it will go.
{ Warning
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when it
inflates can be seriously injured or
(Continued)
Child restraints are devices used to
restrain, seat, or position children in
the vehicle and are sometimes called
child seats or car seats.
There are three basic types of child
restraints:
. Forward-facing child restraints
.
Rearward-facing child restraints
.
Belt-positioning booster seats
The proper child restraint for your
child depends on their size, weight,
and age, and also on whether the
child restraint is compatible with the
vehicle in which it will be used.
For each type of child restraint, there
are many different models available.
When purchasing a child restraint, be
sure it is designed to be used in a
motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will
have a label saying that it meets
federal motor vehicle safety standards.
The restraint manufacturer's
instructions that come with the
restraint state the weight and height
limitations for a particular child
restraint. In addition, there are many
kinds of restraints available for
children with special needs.
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Child Restraint Systems
To reduce the risk of neck and head
injury in a crash, infants and
toddlers should be secured in a
rear-facing child restraint until age
two, or until they reach the
maximum height and weight limits
of their child restraint.
{ Warning
A young child's hip bones are still
so small that the vehicle's regular
safety belt may not remain low on
the hip bones, as it should. Instead,
it may settle up around the child's
abdomen. In a crash, the belt would
apply force on a body area that is
unprotected by any bony structure.
This alone could cause serious or
fatal injuries. To reduce the risk of
serious or fatal injuries during a
crash, young children should always
be secured in appropriate child
restraints.
Forward-Facing Child Seat
Rear-Facing Infant Seat
A rear-facing child restraint provides
restraint with the seating surface
against the back of the infant.
The harness system holds the infant
in place and, in a crash, acts to keep
the infant positioned in the restraint.
A forward-facing child restraint
provides restraint for the child's body
with the harness.
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Securing an Add-On Child
Restraint in the Vehicle
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Booster Seats
A belt-positioning booster seat is used
for children who have outgrown their
forward-facing child restraint.
Boosters are designed to improve the
fit of the vehicle's safety belt system
until the child is large enough for the
vehicle safety belts to fit properly
without a booster seat. See the safety
belt fit test in Older Children 0 83.
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in
the vehicle. Secure the child
restraint properly in the vehicle
using the vehicle’s safety belt or
LATCH system, following the
instructions that came with that
child restraint and the instructions
in this manual.
To help reduce the chance of injury,
the child restraint must be secured in
the vehicle. Child restraint systems
must be secured in vehicle seats by
lap belts or the lap belt portion of a
lap-shoulder belt, or by the LATCH
system. See Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH System) 0 90 for
more information. Children can be
endangered in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in the
vehicle.
When securing an add-on child
restraint, refer to the instructions that
come with the restraint which may be
on the restraint itself or in a booklet,
or both, and to this manual. The child
restraint instructions are important,
so if they are not available, obtain a
replacement copy from the
manufacturer.
Keep in mind that an unsecured child
restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
In some areas of the United States
and Canada, Certified Child Passenger
Safety Technicians (CPSTs) are
available to inspect and demonstrate
how to correctly use and install child
restraints. In the U.S., refer to the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) website to
locate the nearest child safety seat
inspection station. For CPST
availability in Canada, check with
Transport Canada or the Provincial
Ministry of Transportation office.
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Securing the Child Within the
Child Restraint
{ Warning
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child is not
properly secured in the child
restraint. Secure the child properly
following the instructions that
came with that child restraint.
Where to Put the Restraint
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in an appropriate
child restraint secured in a rear
seating position.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in a
rear seating position.
Never put a rear-facing child restraint
in the front. This is because the risk
to the rear-facing child is so great if
the airbag deploys.
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Warning (Continued)
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front passenger airbag
inflates. This is because the back of
the rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating airbag.
A child in a forward-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front passenger airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is in
a forward position.
seat as far back as it will go. It is
better to secure the child restraint
in a rear seat.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
passenger frontal airbag, no system
is fail-safe. No one can guarantee
that an airbag will not deploy under
some unusual circumstance, even
though it is turned off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag is
off. If you secure a forward-facing
child restraint in the front seat,
always move the front passenger
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See Passenger Sensing System 0 78
for additional information.
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is compatible
with this vehicle.
Child restraints and booster seats vary
considerably in size, and some may fit
in certain seating positions better
than others.
Depending on where you place the
child restraint and the size of the
child restraint, you may not be able to
access adjacent safety belts or LATCH
anchors for additional passengers or
child restraints. Adjacent seating
positions should not be used if the
child restraint prevents access to or
interferes with the routing of the
safety belt.
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Wherever a child restraint is installed,
be sure to follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint system
and secure the child restraint system
properly.
Keep in mind that an unsecured child
restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children
(LATCH System)
The LATCH system secures a child
restraint during driving or in a crash.
LATCH attachments on the child
restraint are used to attach the child
restraint to the anchors in the vehicle.
The LATCH system is designed to
make installation of a child restraint
easier.
In order to use the LATCH system in
your vehicle, you need a child
restraint that has LATCH
attachments. LATCH-compatible
rear-facing and forward-facing child
seats can be properly installed using
either the LATCH anchors or the
vehicle’s safety belts. Do not use both
the safety belts and the LATCH
anchorage system to secure a
rear-facing or forward-facing
child seat.
Booster seats use the vehicle’s safety
belts to secure the child in the booster
seat. If the manufacturer recommends
that the booster seat be secured with
the LATCH system, this can be done
as long as the booster seat can be
positioned properly and there is no
interference with the proper
positioning of the lap-shoulder belt on
the child.
Make sure to follow the instructions
that came with the child restraint, and
also the instructions in this manual.
When installing a child restraint with
a top tether, you must also use either
the lower anchors or the safety belts
to properly secure the child restraint.
A child restraint must never be
attached using only the top tether.
The LATCH anchorage system can be
used until the combined weight of the
child plus the child restraint is
29.5 kg (65 lbs). Use the safety belt
alone instead of the LATCH anchorage
system once the combined weight is
more than 29.5 kg (65 lbs).
See Securing Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Rear Seat) 0 96 or
Securing Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Front Seat) 0 98.
Child restraints built after March 2014
will be labeled with the specific child
weight up to which the LATCH system
can be used to install the restraint.
The following explains how to attach
a child restraint with these
attachments in the vehicle.
Not all vehicle seating positions or
child restraints have lower anchors
and attachments or top tether anchors
and attachments. In this case, the
safety belt must be used (with top
tether where available) to secure the
child restraint. See Securing Child
Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the
Rear Seat) 0 96 or Securing Child
Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the
Front Seat) 0 98.
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Top Tether Anchor
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Some child restraints with top tethers
are designed for use with or without
the top tether being attached. Others
require the top tether always to be
attached. In Canada, the law requires
that forward-facing child restraints
have a top tether, and that the tether
be attached. Be sure to read and
follow the instructions for your child
restraint.
Lower Anchor and Top Tether
Anchor Locations
Lower anchors (1) are metal bars built
into the vehicle. There are two lower
anchors for each LATCH seating
position that will accommodate a
child restraint with lower
attachments (2).
A top tether (3, 4) anchors the top of
the child restraint to the vehicle.
A top tether anchor is built into the
vehicle. The top tether attachment (2)
on the child restraint connects to the
top tether anchor in the vehicle in
order to reduce the forward movement
and rotation of the child restraint
during driving or in a crash.
The child restraint may have a single
tether (3) or a dual tether (4). Either
will have a single attachment (2) to
secure the top tether to the anchor.
Rear Seat (Sedan)
I : Seating positions with top tether
anchors.
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H : Seating positions with two lower
anchors.
Rear Seat (Coupe)
I : Seating positions with top tether
anchors.
H : Seating positions with two lower
anchors.
To assist in locating the lower
anchors, each seating position with
lower anchors has two labels, near the
crease between the seatback and the
seat cushion.
The outboard lower anchors are
behind the vertical openings in the
seat trim.
To assist in locating the top tether
anchors, the top tether anchor symbol
is on the cover.
Sedan Shown, Coupe Similar
The top tether anchors are behind the
rear seat, on the filler panel. Open the
covers to access the anchors. Be sure
to use an anchor on the same side of
the vehicle as the seating position
where the child restraint will be
placed.
Do not secure a child restraint in a
position without a top tether anchor if
a national or local law requires that
the top tether be attached, or if the
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instructions that come with the child
restraint say that the top tether must
be attached.
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in a child restraint
system or infant restraint system
secured in a rear seating position. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 89 for
additional information.
Securing a Child Restraint
Designed for the LATCH System
{ Warning
If a LATCH-type child restraint is
not attached to anchors, the child
restraint will not be able to protect
the child correctly. In a crash, the
child could be seriously injured or
killed. Install a LATCH-type child
restraint properly using the
anchors, or use the vehicle's safety
belts to secure the restraint,
following the instructions that
came with the child restraint and
the instructions in this manual.
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Warning (Continued)
To reduce the risk of serious or
fatal injuries during a crash, do not
attach more than one child
restraint to a single anchor.
Attaching more than one child
restraint to a single anchor could
cause the anchor or attachment to
come loose or even break during a
crash. A child or others could be
injured.
around a child’s neck. If the
shoulder belt is locked and
tightened around a child’s neck, the
only way to loosen the belt is to
cut it.
{ Warning
Children can be seriously injured or
strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor, but
it cannot do this if it is wrapped
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Buckle any unused safety belts
behind the child restraint so
children cannot reach them. Pull
the shoulder belt all the way out of
the retractor to set the lock, and
tighten the belt behind the child
restraint after the child restraint
has been installed.
Caution
Do not let the LATCH attachments
rub against the vehicle’s safety
belts. This may damage these parts.
If necessary, move buckled safety
belts to avoid rubbing the LATCH
attachments.
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Caution (Continued)
Do not fold the rear seatback when
the seat is occupied. Do not fold the
empty rear seat with a safety belt
buckled. This could damage the
safety belt or the seat. Unbuckle
and return the safety belt to its
stowed position, before folding
the seat.
If you need to secure more than one
child restraint in the rear seat, see
Where to Put the Restraint 0 89.
This system is designed to make the
installation of child restraints easier.
When using lower anchors, do not use
the vehicle's safety belts. Instead, use
the vehicle's anchors and child
restraint attachments to secure the
restraints. Some restraints also use
another vehicle anchor to secure a top
tether.
1. Attach and tighten the lower
attachments to the lower
anchors. If the child restraint
does not have lower attachments
or the desired seating position
does not have lower anchors,
secure the child restraint with
the top tether and the safety
belts. Refer to your child
restraint manufacturer
instructions and the instructions
in this manual.
1.1.
Find the lower anchors for
the desired seating
position.
1.2.
Put the child restraint on
the seat.
1.3.
Attach and tighten the
lower attachments on the
child restraint to the lower
anchors.
2. If the child restraint
manufacturer recommends that
the top tether be attached, attach
and tighten the top tether to the
top tether anchor, if equipped.
Refer to the child restraint
instructions and the following
steps:
2.1.
Find the top tether anchor.
2.2.
Open the top tether anchor
cover to expose the anchor.
2.3.
Route, attach, and tighten
the top tether according to
your child restraint
instructions and the
following instructions:
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a single
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
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or head restraint and route
the tether under the
headrest or head restraint
and in between the
headrest or head restraint
posts.
LATCH path and attempt to
move it side to side and back
and forth. There should be no
more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement for proper
installation.
Replacing LATCH System
Parts After a Crash
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a dual
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
If the position you are
using has an adjustable
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a single
tether, raise the headrest
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{ Warning
If the position you are
using has an adjustable
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a dual
tether, raise the headrest
or head restraint and route
the tether under the
headrest or head restraint
and around the headrest or
head restraint posts.
3. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To check,
grasp the child restraint at the
A crash can damage the LATCH
system in the vehicle. A damaged
LATCH system may not properly
secure the child restraint, resulting
in serious injury or even death in a
crash. To help make sure the
LATCH system is working properly
after a crash, see your dealer to
have the system inspected and any
necessary replacements made as
soon as possible.
If the vehicle has the LATCH system
and it was being used during a crash,
new LATCH system parts may be
needed.
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New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the LATCH system
was not being used at the time of the
crash.
Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in the
Rear Seat)
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is compatible
with this vehicle.
If the child restraint has the LATCH
system, see Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH System) 0 90 for
how and where to install the child
restraint using LATCH. If a child
restraint is secured in the vehicle
using a safety belt and it uses a top
tether, see Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH System) 0 90 for
top tether anchor locations.
Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor if
a national or local law requires that
the top tether be anchored, or if the
instructions that come with the child
restraint say that the top strap must
be anchored.
If the child restraint or vehicle seat
position does not have the LATCH
system, you will be using the safety
belt to secure the child restraint.
Be sure to follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint.
If more than one child restraint needs
to be installed in the rear seat, be sure
to read Where to Put the Restraint 0 89.
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.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt, if needed.
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6. If the child restraint has a top
tether, follow the child restraint
manufacturer's instructions
regarding the use of the top
tether. See Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 90.
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, away from the child
restraint system, 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.
4. Pull the shoulder belt all the way
out of the retractor to set the
lock. When the retractor lock is
set, the belt can be tightened but
not pulled out of the retractor.
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Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 4 and 5.
7. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To check,
grasp the child restraint at the
safety belt path and attempt to
move it side to side and back
and forth. When the child
restraint is properly installed,
there should be no more than
2.5 cm (1 in) of movement.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and
let it return to the stowed position.
If the top tether is attached to a top
tether anchor, disconnect it.
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Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in the
Front Seat)
This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is
a safer place to secure a
forward-facing child restraint. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 89.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system which is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag under certain conditions.
See Passenger Sensing System 0 78 and
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator 0 120
for more information, including
important safety information.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great, if the
airbag deploys.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front outboard
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
passenger frontal airbag inflates.
This is because the back of the
rear-facing child restraint would be
very close to the inflating airbag.
A child in a forward-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag inflates
and the passenger seat is in a
forward position.
always move the seat as far back as
it will go. It is better to secure the
child restraint in a rear seat.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag(s)
are off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in the
front outboard passenger seat,
(Continued)
See Passenger Sensing System 0 78
for additional information.
If the child restraint uses a top tether,
see Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 90 for top
tether anchor locations.
Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor if
a national or local law requires that
the top tether be anchored, or if the
instructions that come with the child
restraint say that the top strap must
be anchored.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have a
top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
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When using the lap-shoulder belt to
secure the child restraint in this
position, follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint and the
following instructions:
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Position the release button on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the
safety belt could be quickly
unbuckled if necessary.
1. Move the seat as far back as it
will go before securing the
forward-facing child restraint.
Move the seat upward or the
seatback to an upright position,
if needed, to get a tight
installation of the child restraint.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag, the off
indicator on the passenger airbag
status indicator should light and
stay lit when you start the
vehicle. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 120.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt if needed.
5. Pull the shoulder belt all the way
out of the retractor to set the
lock. When the retractor lock is
set, the belt can be tightened but
not pulled out of the retractor.
2. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
3. Pick up the latch plate, and run
the lap and shoulder portions of
the vehicle's safety belt through
or around the restraint. The child
restraint instructions will show
you how.
4. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
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7. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To check,
grasp the child restraint at the
safety belt path and attempt to
move it side to side and back
and forth. When the child
restraint is properly installed,
there should be no more than
2.5 cm (1 in) of movement.
6. To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to use
your knee to push down on the
child restraint as you tighten
the belt.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 5 and 6.
If the airbags are off, the off indicator
in the passenger airbag status
indicator will come on and stay on
when the vehicle is started.
If a child restraint has been installed
and the on indicator is lit, see “If the
On Indicator Is Lit for a Child
Restraint” under Passenger Sensing
System 0 78.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and
let it return to the stowed position.
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Storage
Storage Compartments
{ Warning
Storage Compartments
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Storage . . . . . . . .
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . .
101
101
101
101
102
102
102
Additional Storage Features
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Do not store heavy or sharp objects
in storage compartments. In a
crash, these objects may cause the
cover to open and could result in
injury.
Instrument Panel Storage
If equipped with storage behind the
climate control system, lift the bottom
of the climate control system panel to
open. There is a USB port inside. See
USB Port 0 176.
Keep the storage area door closed
while driving.
Glove Box
To access, press on the cover and
release. There is an accessory power
outlet inside. See Power Outlets 0 110.
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.
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Cupholders
Armrest Storage
Center Console Storage
Pull the armrest down and lift the
cover to access the storage area.
Press the button and lift to access the
storage area. There is a USB port and
an auxiliary jack inside. See USB Port
0 176 and Auxiliary Jack 0 179.
There are two cupholders in the front
center console.
Rear Cupholders
Pull the armrest down to access the
rear cupholders.
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Features
Cargo Tie-Downs
The cargo tie-downs can be used to
secure small loads inside the trunk.
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INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
Instruments and
Controls
Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . .
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . .
Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . .
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . .
Headlamp Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock (Base Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock (Uplevel Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
105
106
106
106
107
108
108
109
109
110
111
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . .
113
114
117
117
117
117
117
118
118
Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . .
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System Warning Light . . . .
Parking Brake Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light . . .
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . .
Traction Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
StabiliTrak® OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . .
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . .
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
119
120
121
121
123
123
124
124
124
125
125
125
126
126
126
127
127
127
128
128
128
129
129
Information Displays
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Head-Up Display (HUD) . . . . . . . . . 132
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 . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . .
Starting the Vehicle Messages . . .
Tire Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Messages . . . . . . . . . .
135
135
136
136
136
137
137
138
138
138
139
139
140
142
144
144
144
144
145
145
145
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Vehicle Reminder Messages . . . . . 146
Vehicle Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . 146
Washer Fluid Messages . . . . . . . . . . 147
Vehicle Personalization
Controls
105
Power Tilt and Telescoping Wheel
Steering Wheel Adjustment
Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . . . . 147
Universal Remote System
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . 155
Universal Remote System
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Universal Remote System
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
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.
If equipped, the control is on the left
side of the steering column.
. Push the control up or down to tilt
the steering wheel up or down.
. Push the control forward or
rearward to move the steering
wheel toward the front or rear of
the vehicle.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving.
To set the power tilt wheel memory
position, see Memory Seats 0 60.
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Steering Wheel Controls
These buttons can be configured. See
Instrument Cluster 0 114.
x + or x − : Press to increase or
decrease the volume.
Heated Steering Wheel
S or T : Press the five-way control to
If equipped with audio steering wheel
controls, some audio controls can be
adjusted at the steering wheel.
g : Press
to talk or interact with
®
®
OnStar and Bluetooth . See OnStar
Overview 0 398 and Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls) 0 187 or
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition) 0 191 or
Bluetooth (Overview) 0 185.
i : Press to decline an incoming
call or end a current call. Press to
mute or unmute the infotainment
system.
the left or right to go to the previous
or next area in the display or to the
previous or next menu.
y or z : Press the five-way control
up or down to go up or down in a list.
Press to go up or down a page.
SEL : Press to select a highlighted
menu option.
C or B : Press or press and hold to
( : If equipped, press to turn the
heated steering wheel on or off.
A light next to the button displays
when the feature is turned on.
The steering wheel takes about
three minutes to be fully heated.
go to the next or previous favorite or
seek a station when listening to the
radio.
Horn
Press a on the steering wheel pad to
Press or press and hold to go to the
next or previous track when listening
to a media source.
sound the horn.
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Windshield Wiper/Washer
With the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY
or ON/RUN/START, move the
windshield wiper lever to select the
wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
frequent wipes. If Rainsense is
enabled, see “Rainsense” later in this
section.
If the windshield wipers are in use
while driving, the exterior lamps come
on automatically if the exterior lamp
control is in AUTO. The transition
time for the lamps coming on varies
based on wiper speed. See “Lights On
with Wipers” under Automatic
Headlamp System 0 160.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the wiper lever down. For several
wipes, hold the wiper lever down.
Clear snow and ice from the wiper
blades and windshield before using
them. If frozen to the windshield,
carefully loosen or thaw them.
Damaged blades should be replaced.
See Wiper Blade Replacement 0 311.
INT : Use this setting for intermittent
wipes or for Rainsense™ wipes, when
Rainsense is enabled. For intermittent
wipes, move the lever up to INT, then
turn the x INT band up for more
frequent wipes or down for less
Heavy snow or ice can overload the
wiper motor.
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Wiper Parking
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are on LO, HI, or INT with
Rainsense disabled, they will
immediately stop.
If the windshield wiper lever is then
moved to OFF before the driver door is
opened or within 10 minutes, the
wipers will restart and move to the
base of the windshield.
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are performing wipes due to
windshield washing or Rainsense, the
wipers continue to run until they
reach the base of the windshield.
Rainsense™
If equipped with Rainsense, a sensor
near the top center of the windshield
detects the amount of water on the
windshield and controls the frequency
of the windshield wiper. To turn this
feature on or off, see “Rain Sense
Wipers” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
Keep this area of the windshield clear
of debris to allow for best system
performance.
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INT : When enabled, move the
windshield wiper lever to INT. Turn
the x INT band on the wiper lever
to adjust the sensitivity.
.
Turn the band up for more
sensitivity to moisture.
.
Turn the band down for less
sensitivity to moisture.
.
Move the windshield wiper lever
out of the INT position to
deactivate Rainsense.
Wiper Arm Assembly Protection
When using an automatic car wash,
move the windshield wiper lever to
OFF. This disables the automatic
Rainsense windshield wipers.
With Rainsense, if the transmission is
in N (Neutral) and the vehicle speed is
very slow, the wipers will
automatically stop at the base of the
windshield.
The wiper operations return to normal
when the transmission is no longer in
N (Neutral) or the vehicle speed has
increased.
The headlamps must be on in order to
use the headlamp washers. If the
headlamps are not on, only the
windshield will be washed.
n L : Pull the windshield wiper lever
toward you to spray windshield
washer fluid and activate the wipers.
The wipers will continue until the
lever is released or the maximum
wash time is reached. When the
windshield wiper lever is released,
additional wipes may occur depending
on how long the windshield washer
had been activated. See Washer Fluid
0 305 for information on filling the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
Pull the wiper lever toward you and
hold briefly to activate. The headlamp
washers will spray once, pause, and
spray again. The headlamp washers
will spray again after five windshield
wash cycles.
{ Warning
In freezing weather, do not use the
washer until the windshield is
warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid
can form ice on the windshield,
blocking your vision.
Headlamp Washer
If equipped with headlamp washers,
they are located to the side of the
headlamps.
To refill the windshield washer fluid,
see Washer Fluid 0 305.
Compass
The vehicle may have a compass
display on the Driver Information
Center (DIC). The compass receives its
heading and other information from
the Global Positioning System (GPS)
antenna, StabiliTrak®, and vehicle
speed information.
The compass system is designed to
operate for a certain number of miles
or degrees of turn before needing a
signal from the GPS satellites. When
the compass display shows CAL, drive
the vehicle for a short distance in an
open area where it can receive a GPS
signal. The compass system will
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automatically determine when a GPS
signal is restored and provide a
heading again. See Compass Messages
0 136 for the messages that may be
displayed for the compass.
Clock (Base Radio)
Setting the Time
To set the time:
1. Select Settings from the Home
Page and select Set Time.
2. Turn the MENU knob to increase
or decrease the hour.
3. Press the MENU knob to go to
the next option. Press S BACK
to go to the last menu and save
the changes.
Auto Set
In the Set Time view, touch the area
just above the chrome bar and below
the Auto Set screen button to turn on/
off the Auto Time adjust capability.
Clock (Uplevel Radio)
The infotainment system controls are
used to access the time and date
settings through the menu system.
See “Home Page” in the infotainment
manual for information about how to
use the menu system.
Setting the Clock
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Set Date, then touch + or
− to increase or decrease month,
day, or year.
3. Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
Time
Auto Set
To set the time:
When on, the time and date will
automatically update.
1. From the Home Page, touch the
SETTINGS screen button, then
touch Time and Date.
2. Touch Set Time, then touch + or
− to increase or decrease hours
or minutes, and change AM
or PM.
3. Touch 12-24 Hr for a 12 or
24 hour clock.
4. Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
Date
To set the date:
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To set auto set:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Set Time or Set Date.
3. Touch Auto Set, then select
On-Cell Network or Off-Manual
to manually set the time
and date.
4. Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
If auto set is on, the time displayed on
the clock may not update immediately
when driving into a new time zone.
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Clock Display
When on, the digital clock will display
on the infotainment screen.
To set the clock display:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Clock Display, then select
Off or On.
3. Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
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 instrument panel
storage area below the climate
control system.
. On the rear of the center floor
console.
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) 0 226.
Wait one minute to allow the circuit
breaker to reset before reconnecting
devices or 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, be
sure to follow the proper installation
instructions included with the
equipment. See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 280.
Caution
Hanging heavy equipment from the
power outlet can cause damage not
covered by the vehicle warranty.
The power outlets are designed for
accessory power plugs only, such as
cell phone charge cords.
Always unplug electrical equipment
when not in use and do not plug in
equipment that exceeds the maximum
15 amps rating.
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Power Outlet 110/120 Volt
Alternating Current
If equipped, this power outlet is on
the rear of the center floor console.
It can be used to plug in electrical
equipment that uses a maximum limit
of 150 watts.
An indicator light on the outlet turns
on to show it is in use. The light
comes on when the ignition is in ON/
RUN/START, equipment requiring less
than 150 watts is plugged into the
outlet, and no system fault is
detected.
The indicator light does not come on
when the ignition is in LOCK/OFF or if
the equipment is not fully seated into
the outlet.
If equipment is connected using more
than 150 watts or a system fault is
detected, a protection circuit shuts off
the power supply and the indicator
light turns off. To reset the circuit,
unplug the item and plug it back in or
turn the Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) off and then back on. See
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 226.
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.
. Medical equipment.
Wireless Charging
The vehicle may have wireless
charging in the storage behind the
climate control system. See Instrument
Panel Storage 0 101. The system
wirelessly charges one PMA or Qi
compatible mobile device.
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To check for phone or other device
compatibility:
. In the U.S., see my.cadillac.com/
learn.
. In Canada, see gmtotalconnect.ca.
.
Or, see your dealer for details.
{ Warning
Wireless charging can affect the
operation of an implanted
pacemaker or other medical devices.
If you have one, it is recommended
to consult with your doctor before
using the wireless charging system.
The vehicle must be in ON/RUN/
START, ACC/ACCESSORY, or Retained
Accessory Power (RAP). The wireless
charging feature may not correctly
indicate charging when the vehicle is
in RAP. See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 226.
The operating temperature is −20 °C
(−4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for the
charging system and 0 °C (32 °F) to
35 °C (95 °F) for the phone.
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2. Remove all objects from the
charging pad. The system may
not charge if there are any
objects on the charging pad.
{ Warning
Remove all metal objects from the
charging pad before charging your
mobile device. Metal objects, such
as coins, keys, rings, or paper clips,
between the phone and charging
pad will become very hot. On the
rare occasion that the charging
system does not detect a metal
object, and the object gets wedged
between the phone and charger,
remove the phone and allow the
metallic object to cool before
removing it from the charging pad,
to prevent burns.
3. Place the mobile device face up
on the @ symbol on the
charging pad.
4. The ~ will display on the V
on the infotainment screen. This
indicates that the mobile device
is properly positioned and
charging. If a phone is placed on
the charging pad and ~ does
not display, remove the phone
from the pad, turn 180 degrees
and wait three seconds before
placing/aligning the phone on
the pad again.
Keep the storage door closed while
driving.
To charge a mobile device:
1. Open the climate control system
panel.
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Warning Lights, Gauges,
and Indicators
Warning lights and gauges can signal
that something is wrong before it
becomes serious enough to cause an
expensive repair or replacement.
Paying attention to the warning lights
and gauges could prevent injury.
Some warning lights come on briefly
when the engine is started to indicate
they are working. When one of the
warning lights comes on and stays on
while driving, or when one of the
gauges shows there may be a problem,
check the section that explains what
to do. Waiting to do repairs can be
costly and even dangerous.
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Instrument Cluster
English with Auto Stop Shown, Metric Similar
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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, select from favorites,
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 Center (DIC) information.
See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 129.
The center zone displays application
information for the digital
speedometer, navigation, audio,
phone, efficiency gauge, best fuel
economy, or options.
Digital Speedometer
While the digital speedometer is
displayed, press SEL to select speed
limit information.
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, select from favorites,
or scroll through contacts. If there is
an active call, mute the phone or
switch to handset operation.
Best Fuel Economy
This page displays average fuel
economy, the best fuel economy over
the selected distance, and a bar graph
showing instantaneous fuel economy.
Options
Press SEL while the Options
application page is displayed to enter
the Options 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.
Info Pages : Press SEL while Info
Pages is highlighted to select the
items to be displayed in the DIC
information displays. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 129.
Fav Button Options : Press SEL while
Fav Button Options is highlighted to
select between FAV Primary and SEEK
Primary. This selection allows for
configuration of the C and B
steering wheel controls. When FAV
Primary is selected, pressing C and
B will go to the next or previous
favorite and pressing and holding C
and B will seek. When SEEK Primary
is selected, pressing C and B will
seek and pressing and holding C and
B will go to the next or previous
favorite.
Open Source Software : Press SEL
while Open Source Software is
highlighted to display open source
software information.
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Speedometer
The speedometer shows the vehicle's
speed in either kilometers per hour
(km/h) or miles per hour (mph).
Odometer
The odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven, in either
kilometers or miles.
Trip Odometer
The trip odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven since the trip
odometer was last reset.
The trip odometer is accessed and
reset through the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 129.
Tachometer
The tachometer displays the engine
speed in revolutions per minute (rpm).
For vehicles with the Stop/Start
system, when the ignition is in ON/
RUN, the tachometer indicates the
vehicle status. When pointing to
AUTO STOP, the engine is off but the
vehicle is on and can move. The
engine could auto start at any time.
When the indicator points to OFF, the
vehicle is off.
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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
rpm’s in the warning area at the
high end of the tachometer, the
vehicle could be damaged, and the
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Do not operate
the engine with the rpm’s in the
warning area.
When the ignition is on, the fuel
gauge indicates about how much fuel
is left in the tank.
There is an arrow near the fuel gauge
pointing to the side of the vehicle the
fuel door is on.
When the indicator nears empty, the
low fuel light comes on. There still is
a little fuel left, but the vehicle should
be refueled soon.
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Here are four things that some owners
ask about. None of these show a
problem with the fuel gauge:
. At the service station, the fuel
pump shuts off before the gauge
reads full.
. It takes a little more or less fuel to
fill up than the gauge indicated.
For example, the gauge may have
indicated the tank was half full,
but it actually took a little more or
less than half the tank's capacity
to fill the tank.
. The gauge moves a little while
turning a corner or speeding up.
. The gauge takes a few seconds to
stabilize after the ignition is
turned on, and goes back to empty
when the ignition is turned off.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge
English
Metric
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.
Safety Belt Reminders
Driver Safety Belt Reminder
Light
There is a driver safety belt reminder
light on the instrument cluster.
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Airbag Readiness Light
When the vehicle is started, this light
flashes and a chime may come on to
remind the driver to fasten their
safety belt. Then the light stays on
solid until the belt is buckled. This
cycle may continue several times if
the driver remains or becomes
unbuckled while the vehicle is moving.
When the vehicle is started, this light
flashes and a chime may come on to
remind passengers to fasten their
safety belt. Then the light stays on
solid until the belt is buckled. This
cycle continues several times if the
passenger remains or becomes
unbuckled while the vehicle is moving.
If the driver safety belt is buckled,
neither the light nor the chime
comes on.
If the passenger safety belt is buckled,
neither the chime nor the light
comes on.
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder
Light
The front passenger safety belt
reminder light and chime may turn on
if an object is put on the seat such as
a briefcase, handbag, grocery bag,
laptop, or other electronic device. To
turn off the reminder light and/or
chime, remove the object from the
seat or buckle the safety belt.
There is a passenger safety belt
reminder light near the passenger
airbag status indicator. See Passenger
Sensing System 0 78.
This light shows if there is an
electrical problem with the airbag
system. The system check includes
the airbag sensor(s), the passenger
sensing system, the pretensioners, the
airbag modules, the wiring, and the
crash sensing and diagnostic module.
For more information on the airbag
system, see Airbag System 0 72.
The airbag readiness light comes on
for several seconds when the vehicle is
started. If the light does not come on
then, have it fixed immediately.
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If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit
on the airbag status indicator, it
means that the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light stays
on after the vehicle is started or
comes on while driving, it means
the airbag system might not be
working properly. The airbags in the
vehicle might not inflate in a crash,
or they could even inflate without a
crash. To help avoid injury, have
the vehicle serviced right away.
If there is a problem with the airbag
system, a Driver Information Center
(DIC) message may also come on. See
Airbag System Messages 0 144.
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator
The vehicle has a passenger sensing
system. See Passenger Sensing System
0 78 for important safety information.
The passenger airbag status indicator
is in the overhead console.
United States
Canada and Mexico
When the vehicle is started, the
passenger airbag status indicator will
light ON and OFF, or the symbol for
on and off for several seconds as a
system check. Then, after several more
seconds, the status indicator will light
either ON or OFF, or the on or off
symbol to let you know the status of
the front outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag.
If the word ON or the on symbol is lit
on the passenger airbag status
indicator, it means that the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag are allowed to inflate.
If, after several seconds, both status
indicator lights remain on, or if there
are no lights at all, there may be a
problem with the lights or the
passenger sensing system. See your
dealer for service.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong with
the airbag system. To help avoid
injury to yourself or others, have
the vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 119 for
more information, including
important safety information.
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Charging System Light
If a short distance must be driven
with the light on, be sure to turn off
all accessories, such as the radio and
air conditioner.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light)
The charging system light comes on
briefly when the ignition is turned on,
but the engine is not running, as a
check to show the light is working.
It should go out when the engine is
started.
If the light stays on, or comes on
while driving, there may be a problem
with the electrical charging system.
Have it checked by your dealer.
Driving while this light is on could
drain the battery.
When this light comes on, or is
flashing, the Driver Information
Center (DIC) also displays a message.
See Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages 0 135.
This light is part of the vehicle’s
emission control on-board diagnostic
system. If this light is on while the
engine is running, a malfunction has
been detected and the vehicle may
require service. The light should come
on to show that it is working when
the ignition is in Service Only Mode.
See Ignition Positions 0 223.
Malfunctions are often indicated by
the system before any problem is
noticeable. Being aware of the light
and seeking service promptly when it
comes on may prevent damage.
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Caution
If the vehicle is driven continually
with this light on, the emission
control system may not work as
well, the fuel economy may be
lower, and the vehicle may not run
smoothly. This could lead to costly
repairs that might not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Caution
Modifications to the engine,
transmission, exhaust, intake,
or fuel system, or the use of
replacement tires that do not meet
the original tire specifications, can
cause this light to come on. This
could lead to costly repairs not
covered by the vehicle warranty.
This could also affect the vehicle’s
ability to pass an Emissions
Inspection/Maintenance test. See
Accessories and Modifications 0 283.
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If the light is flashing : A
malfunction has been detected that
could damage the emission control
system and increase vehicle
emissions. Diagnosis and service may
be required.
0 273. A few driving trips with the
cap properly installed may turn
the light off.
.
To help prevent damage, reduce
vehicle speed and avoid hard
accelerations and uphill grades.
If towing a trailer, reduce the amount
of cargo being hauled as soon as
possible.
If the light continues to flash, find a
safe place to park. Turn the vehicle off
and wait at least 10 seconds before
restarting the engine. If the light is
still flashing, follow the previous
guidelines and see your dealer for
service as soon as possible.
If the light is on steady : A
malfunction has been detected.
Diagnosis and service may be
required.
Check the following:
. For vehicles without the capless
fuel system, a loose or missing
fuel cap may cause the light to
come on. See Filling the Tank
.
For vehicles with the capless fuel
system, if fuel has been added to
the vehicle using the capless
funnel adapter, make sure that it
has been removed. See “Filling the
Tank with a Portable Gas Can”
under Filling the Tank 0 273. The
diagnostic system can detect if the
adapter has been left installed in
the vehicle, allowing fuel to
evaporate into the atmosphere.
A few driving trips with the
adapter removed may turn off the
light.
Poor fuel quality can cause
inefficient engine operation and
poor driveability, which may go
away once the engine is warmed
up. If this occurs, change the fuel
brand. It may require at least one
full tank of the proper fuel to turn
the light off. See Fuel 0 271.
If the light remains on, see your
dealer.
Emissions Inspection and
Maintenance Programs
If the vehicle requires an Emissions
Inspection/Maintenance test, the test
equipment will likely connect to the
vehicle's Data Link Connector (DLC).
The DLC is under the instrument
panel to the left of the steering wheel.
Connecting devices that are not used
to perform an Emissions Inspection/
Maintenance test or to service the
vehicle may affect vehicle operation.
See Add-On Electrical Equipment 0 280.
See your dealer if assistance is needed.
The vehicle may not pass
inspection if:
. The light is on when the engine is
running.
. The light does not come on when
the ignition is in Service
Only Mode.
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.
Critical emission control systems
have not been completely
diagnosed. If this happens, the
vehicle would not be ready for
inspection and might require
several days of routine driving
before the system is ready for
inspection. This can happen if the
12-volt battery has recently been
replaced or run down, or if the
vehicle has been recently serviced.
See your dealer if the vehicle will not
pass or cannot be made ready for
the test.
Brake System Warning
Light
The vehicle brake system consists of
two hydraulic circuits. If one circuit is
not working, the remaining circuit can
still work to stop the vehicle. For
normal braking performance, both
circuits need to be working.
If the warning light comes on, there is
a brake problem. Have the brake
system inspected right away.
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Metric
English
This light should come on briefly
when the engine is started. If it does
not come on then, have it fixed so it
will be ready to warn you if there is a
problem.
If the light comes on and stays on,
there is a brake problem.
{ 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.
Metric
English
This light comes on when the parking
brake is applied. If the light continues
flashing after the parking brake is
released, or while driving, there is a
problem with the Electric Parking
Brake system or another system.
A message may also display in the
Driver Information Center (DIC). See
Brake System Messages 0 136.
If the light does not come on,
or remains flashing, see your dealer.
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Service Electric Parking
Brake Light
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning Light
and there is a problem with the
regular brakes. See your dealer for
service.
See Brake System Warning Light 0 123
and Brake System Messages 0 136.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Light
This light should come on briefly
when starting the vehicle. 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. See the information
for the Electric Parking Brake under
Parking Brake (Electric) 0 238 or
Parking Brake (Manual) 0 240. If a
message displays in the Driver
Information Center (DIC), see Brake
System Messages 0 136.
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
If the light does not come on, have it
fixed so it will be ready to warn if
there is a problem.
If the light comes on while driving,
stop as soon as it is safely possible
and turn off the vehicle. Then start
the engine again to reset the system.
If the ABS light stays on, or comes on
again while driving, the vehicle needs
service. A chime may also sound when
the light comes on steady.
If the ABS light is the only light on,
the vehicle has regular brakes, but the
antilock brakes are not functioning.
If both the ABS and the brake system
warning light are on, the vehicle's
antilock brakes are not functioning
If available, this light comes on briefly
while starting the vehicle.
If it does not come on, have the
vehicle serviced.
This light is green if LKA is available
to assist.
LKA may assist by gently turning the
steering wheel if the vehicle
approaches a detected lane marking
without using the turn signal in that
direction. The LKA light will turn
amber.
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This light is amber and flashes as a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alert,
to indicate that the lane marking has
been crossed.
Traction Off Light
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer. If the system is working
normally, the indicator light then
turns off.
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer.
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See Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 270.
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
If equipped, this indicator will display
green when a vehicle is detected
ahead and amber when you are
following a vehicle ahead much too
closely.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 264.
The traction off light comes on when
the Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off by pressing and
releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak button.
This light and the StabiliTrak OFF
light come on when StabiliTrak is
turned off.
If the TCS is off, wheel spin is not
limited. Adjust driving accordingly.
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 241.
This light comes on when the
StabiliTrak system is turned off.
If StabiliTrak is off, the Traction
Control System (TCS) is also off.
This light may also come on when a
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (FE4 Only) 0 246.
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.
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See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 241.
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
If the light is on and flashing, the TCS
and/or the StabiliTrak system is
actively working.
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 241.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning Light
If the light is on and not flashing, the
TCS and potentially the StabiliTrak
system have been disabled. A Driver
Information Center (DIC) message
may display. Check the DIC messages
to determine which feature(s) is no
longer functioning and whether the
vehicle requires service. See Ride
Control System Messages 0 142.
this light on can damage the engine
and it may not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. See Engine
Overheating 0 304.
The engine coolant temperature
warning light comes on when the
engine has overheated.
If this happens, pull over and turn off
the engine as soon as possible. See
Engine Overheating 0 304.
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
If the light does not come on, have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer.
If the system is working normally, the
indicator light turns off.
Caution (Continued)
This light comes on briefly while
starting the vehicle.
Tire Pressure Light
If it does not, have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer. If the system
is working normally the indicator light
goes off.
Caution
The engine coolant temperature
warning light indicates that the
vehicle has overheated. Driving with
(Continued)
For vehicles with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this light
comes on briefly when the engine is
started. It provides information about
tire pressures and the TPMS.
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When the Light Is On Steady
This indicates that one or more of the
tires are significantly underinflated.
A Driver Information Center (DIC) tire
pressure message may also display.
See Tire Messages 0 145. Stop as soon
as possible, and inflate the tires to the
pressure value shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See Tire
Pressure 0 330.
When the Light Flashes First and
Then Is On Steady
Caution (Continued)
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.
Caution
Lack of proper engine oil
maintenance can damage the
engine. Driving with the engine oil
low can also damage the engine.
(Continued)
Low Fuel Warning 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.
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.
If the light flashes for about a minute
and then stays on, there may be a
problem with the TPMS. If the
problem is not corrected, the light will
come on at every ignition cycle. See
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation 0 333.
Engine Oil Pressure Light
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Security Light
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.
The security light should come on
briefly as the engine is started. If it
does not come on, have the vehicle
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serviced by your dealer. If the system
is working normally, the indicator
light turns off.
IntelliBeam® Light
If the light stays on and the engine
does not start, there could be a
problem with the theft-deterrent
system. See Immobilizer
Operation 0 46.
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) 0 161.
High-Beam On Light
This light comes on when the
high-beam headlamps are in use.
See Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer 0 160.
This light should come on briefly as
the vehicle is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced by
your dealer.
Lamps On Reminder
This light comes on when the
IntelliBeam system, if equipped, is
enabled.
See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 158.
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light
This light comes on when the exterior
lamps are in use. See Exterior Lamp
Controls 0 158.
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Cruise Control Light
Door Ajar Light
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Information Displays
Driver Information
Center (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.
The cruise control light is white when
the cruise control is on and ready, and
turns green when the cruise control is
set and active.
See Cruise Control 0 250.
Adaptive Cruise Control Light
This light comes on when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (if equipped)
is active. See Adaptive Cruise
Control 0 252.
For vehicles equipped with this light,
it comes on when a door is open or
not securely latched. Before driving,
check that all doors are properly
closed. See Door Ajar Messages 0 137
for more information.
y or z : Press to move up or down
in a list.
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S or T : Press to move between the
DIC Information Displays
interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
The following is the list of all possible
DIC information displays. Some of the
information displays may not be
available for your particular vehicle.
SEL : Press to open a menu or select a
menu item. Press and hold to reset
values on certain screens.
DIC Information Display Options
The information displays on the DIC
can be turned on or off through the
Options menu.
1. Press SEL while viewing the
Options page in the center
display zone on the cluster.
2. Scroll to Info Pages and
press SEL.
3. Press y or z to move through
the list of possible information
displays.
4. Press SEL while an item is
highlighted to select or deselect
that item. When an item is
selected, a checkmark will appear
next to it.
Speed : Shows the vehicle speed in
either kilometers per hour (km/h) or
miles per hour (mph).
Trip 1 and Trip 2 : Shows the current
distance traveled, in either
kilometers (km) or miles (mi), since
the trip odometer was last reset. The
trip odometer can be reset by pressing
and holding SEL while this display is
active.
Fuel Range : Shows the approximate
distance the vehicle can be driven
without refueling. LOW will be
displayed when the vehicle is low on
fuel. The fuel range estimate is based
on an average of the vehicle's fuel
economy over recent driving history
and the amount of fuel remaining in
the fuel tank.
Average Fuel Economy : Shows the
approximate average liters per
100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per
gallon (mpg). This number is
calculated based on the number of L/
100 km (mpg) recorded since the last
time this menu item was reset. This
number reflects only the approximate
average fuel economy that the vehicle
has right now, and will change as
driving conditions change. The
Average Fuel Economy can be reset by
pressing and holding SEL while this
display is active.
Instantaneous Fuel Economy : Shows
the current fuel economy in either
liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or
miles per gallon (mpg). This number
reflects only the approximate fuel
economy that the vehicle has right
now and changes frequently as driving
conditions change.
Average Speed : Shows the average
speed of the vehicle in kilometers per
hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph).
This average is calculated based on
the various vehicle speeds recorded
since the last reset of this value. The
average speed can be reset by pressing
and holding SEL while this display is
active.
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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.
Compass : Shows the direction the
vehicle is driving.
Turn Arrow : Shows the next
maneuver when using route guidance.
Travel Time : Shows the estimated
time duration remaining for the
current route.
Estimated Time to Arrival : Shows
the approximate time of arrival to
your destination when using route
guidance.
Speed Limit : Shows the current
speed limit on vehicles with the
navigation system. The information
for this page comes from a roadway
database.
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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.
When the remaining oil life is low, the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message
will appear on the display. See Engine
Oil Messages 0 138. The oil should be
changed as soon as possible. See
Engine Oil 0 293. In addition to the
engine oil life system monitoring the
oil life, additional maintenance is
recommended in the Maintenance
Schedule. See Maintenance
Schedule 0 368.
Cruise Set Speed : Shows the speed
the cruise control or Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC, if equipped) is set to.
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, press and hold
SEL for several seconds while the Oil
Life display is active. See Engine Oil
Life System 0 295.
Gap Setting : When ACC (if equipped)
has been engaged, 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.
Tire Pressure : Shows the
approximate pressures of all four tires.
Tire pressure is displayed in either
kilopascal (kPa) or in pounds per
square inch (psi). If the pressure is
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low, the value for that tire is shown in
amber. See Tire Pressure Monitor
System 0 332 and Tire Pressure
Monitor Operation 0 333.
Tire Temperature : Displays a
description of the tire air temperature
based on the readings form the TPMS
sensors. The temperature range
displayed will change based on
ambient conditions and driving style.
Engine Boost (LTG and LF4
Engines) : Displays engine manifold
pressure relative to ambient air
pressure. It will display boost pressure
generated by the turbocharging
system.
Vehicle Odometer : Shows the
odometer.
Blank Page : The Blank Page display
allows for no information to be
displayed in the DIC display zone(s).
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.
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
instrument cluster. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 147 and “Settings”
under Instrument Cluster 0 114.
If equipped with HUD, some
information concerning the operation
of the vehicle is projected onto the
windshield. The information is
projected through the HUD lens on
the driver side of the instrument
panel and focused out toward the
front of the vehicle.
Caution
If you try to use the HUD image as
a parking aid, you may misjudge
the distance and damage your
vehicle. Do not use the HUD image
as a parking aid.
HUD Display on the Vehicle
Windshield
The HUD may display some of the
following vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts:
. Speed
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.
Tachometer
.
Audio
.
Phone
1. Adjust the driver seat to a
comfortable position.
.
Navigation
2. Start the engine.
.
Collision Alert
.
Cruise Control
3. Use the following settings to
adjust the HUD.
.
Lane Departure
.
Low Fuel
.
Transmission Gear
.
Shift Lights (ATS-V only)
Some vehicle messages or alerts
displayed in the HUD may be cleared
by using the steering wheel controls.
See Vehicle Messages 0 135.
To adjust the HUD image:
$:
Press down or lift up to center
the HUD image. The HUD image can
only be adjusted up and down, not
side to side.
Polarized sunglasses could make the
HUD image harder to see.
HUD Views
There are four views in the HUD.
Some vehicle information and vehicle
messages or alerts may be displayed
in any view.
!:
Press to select the display
view. Each press will change the
display view.
D:
Metric
Lift up and hold to brighten the
display. Press down and hold to dim
the display. Hold down to turn the
display off.
The HUD image will automatically
dim and brighten to compensate for
outside lighting. The HUD brightness
control can also be adjusted as
needed.
The HUD control is to the left of the
steering wheel.
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The HUD image can temporarily light
up depending on the angle and
position of sunlight on the HUD
display. This is normal.
English
Speed View : This display gives the
speedometer reading (in English or
metric units), Adaptive Cruise Control
speed, Forward Collision Alert, Lane
Departure Warning, and Vehicle
Ahead indicator. Some information
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only appears on vehicles that have
these features, and when they are
active.
Incoming phone calls appearing in the
instrument cluster may also display in
any HUD view.
Metric
Metric
Metric
English
English
English
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. When
navigation routing is not active, “No
Route Active” is displayed.
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.
Performance View : This display
gives the speedometer reading, rpm
reading, transmission positions (for
automatic transmission vehicles only),
Shift Timing Light Position (ATS-V
only), and lateral acceleration (G)
indicators. The radio, CD, navigation,
and phone information do not appear
in Performance view.
The shift timing lights at the top of
the display will appear with increases
in engine rpm. The rows of lights get
closer together as the shift point gets
closer. Shift the transmission before
the lights come together in the
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display. Shift immediately if the lights
are flashing. See Manual Mode 0 233
or Manual Transmission 0 235.
Care of the HUD
Clean the inside of the windshield to
remove any dirt or film that could
reduce the sharpness or clarity of the
HUD image.
Clean the HUD lens with a soft cloth
sprayed with glass cleaner. Wipe the
lens gently, then dry it.
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.
. Polarized sunglasses are not worn.
.
Windshield and HUD lens are
clean.
If the HUD image is not correct,
contact your dealer.
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. If windshield replacement is
required, see Windshield
Replacement 0 312.
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Vehicle Messages
Messages displayed on the DIC
indicate the status of the vehicle or
some action that may be needed to
correct a condition. Multiple messages
may display one after the other.
The messages that do not require
immediate action can be
acknowledged and cleared by pressing
SEL. The messages that require
immediate action cannot be cleared
until that action is performed. All
messages should be taken seriously
and clearing the messages does not
correct the problem.
The following are some of the vehicle
messages that may be displayed
depending on the vehicle content.
Battery Voltage and
Charging Messages
BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE
This message displays when the
vehicle has detected that the battery
voltage is dropping beyond a
reasonable point. The battery saver
system starts reducing features of the
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vehicle that may be noticed. At the
point that features are disabled, this
message displays. Turn off
unnecessary accessories to allow the
battery to recharge.
LOW BATTERY
This message is displayed when the
battery voltage is low. See Battery North America 0 308.
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.
TRANSPORT MODE ON
This message is displayed when the
vehicle is in transport mode. Some
features can be disabled while in this
mode, including Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE), remote start, and the
vehicle alarm system. Take the vehicle
to your dealer for service to turn
transport mode off.
Brake System Messages
BRAKE FLUID LOW
This message is displayed when the
brake fluid level is low. See Brake
Fluid 0 307.
STEP ON BRAKE TO RELEASE
PARK BRAKE
This message is displayed if you
attempt to release the Electric Parking
Brake without the brake pedal applied.
See Parking Brake (Electric) 0 238 or
Parking Brake (Manual) 0 240.
RELEASE PARKING BRAKE
This message is displayed if the
Electric Parking Brake is on while the
vehicle is in motion. See Parking Brake
(Electric) 0 238 or Parking Brake
(Manual) 0 240.
SERVICE BRAKE ASSIST
This message may be displayed when
there is a problem with the brake
boost assist system. When this
message is displayed, the brake boost
assist motor might be heard operating
and you might notice pulsation in the
brake pedal. This is normal under
these conditions. Take the vehicle to
your dealer for service.
SERVICE PARKING BRAKE
This message is displayed when there
is a problem with the parking brake.
Take the vehicle to your dealer for
service.
Compass Messages
Dashes may be displayed if the vehicle
temporarily loses communication with
the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Cruise Control Messages
ADAPTIVE CRUISE SET TO XXX
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) speed is
set. See Adaptive Cruise Control 0 252.
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:
. The radar is not clean. Keep the
radar sensors free of mud, dirt,
snow, ice, and slush. Clean the
entire front and/or rear of the
vehicle. For cleaning instructions,
see Exterior Care 0 358.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
CRUISE SET TO XXX
This message displays when the cruise
control speed is set. See Cruise
Control 0 250.
NO CRUISE BRAKING GAS PEDAL
APPLIED
This message displays when Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) is active and the
driver is pressing the gas pedal. When
this occurs, ACC will not brake. See
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 252.
SERVICE ADAPTIVE CRUISE
CONTROL
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) needs
service. Take the vehicle to your
dealer.
SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE EXITING
This message may display if Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) is engaged
holding the vehicle at a stop, and the
driver attempts to exit the vehicle. Put
the vehicle in P (Park) before exiting.
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HOOD OPEN
This message will display along with a
hood open symbol when the hood is
open. A chime may also sound. Close
the hood completely.
TRUNK OPEN
This message will display along with a
symbol when the trunk is open. Close
the trunk completely.
Engine Cooling System
Messages
Door Ajar Messages
A/C OFF ENGINE COOLANT HOT
DOOR OPEN
This message displays when the
engine coolant becomes hotter than
the normal operating temperature. To
avoid added strain on a hot engine,
the air conditioning compressor
automatically turns off. When the
coolant temperature returns to
normal, the air conditioning
compressor turns back on. The vehicle
can continue to be driven.
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.
If this message continues to appear,
have the system repaired by your
dealer as soon as possible to avoid
damage to the engine.
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ENGINE OVERHEATED — IDLE
ENGINE
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 0 295, Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 129, Engine Oil 0 293,
and Maintenance Schedule 0 368.
ENGINE OIL HOT, IDLE ENGINE
This message displays when the
engine oil temperature is too hot. Stop
and allow the vehicle to idle until it
cools down.
ENGINE OIL LOW — ADD OIL
On some vehicles, this message
displays when the engine oil level may
be too low. Check the oil level before
filling to the recommended level.
If the oil is not low and this message
remains on, take the vehicle to your
dealer for service. See Engine
Oil 0 293.
Engine Power Messages
ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED
This message displays when the
vehicle's engine power is reduced.
Reduced engine power can affect the
vehicle's ability to accelerate. If this
message is on, but there is no
reduction in performance, proceed to
your destination. The performance
may be reduced the next time the
vehicle is driven. The vehicle may be
driven at a reduced speed while this
message is on, but maximum
acceleration and speed may be
reduced. Anytime this message stays
on, or displays repeatedly, the vehicle
should be taken to your dealer for
service as soon as possible.
OIL PRESSURE LOW — STOP
ENGINE
Fuel System Messages
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.
This message displays when the
vehicle is low on fuel. Refuel as soon
as possible.
FUEL LEVEL LOW
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TIGHTEN GAS CAP
This message displays when the fuel
cap is not on tight. Tighten the
fuel cap.
Key and Lock Messages
NO REMOTE KEY WAS DETECTED
PLACE KEY IN TRANSMITTER
POCKET THEN START YOUR
VEHICLE
This message displays when trying to
start the vehicle if an RKE transmitter
is not detected. The transmitter
battery may be weak. See “Starting the
Vehicle with a Low Transmitter
Battery” under Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 31.
NO REMOTE DETECTED
This message displays when the
transmitter battery may be weak. See
“Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery” under Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
NO REMOTE DETECTED PRESS
BRAKE TO RESTART
This message displays when
attempting to turn off the vehicle and
the RKE transmitter is no longer
detected. Restarting is allowed
without the RKE transmitter for
five minutes. Press the brake pedal
and ENGINE START/STOP to restart
the vehicle.
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
AFL (ADAPTIVE FORWARD
LIGHTING) LAMPS NEED SERVICE
This message displays when the AFL
system is disabled and needs service.
See your dealer. See Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) 0 161.
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 0 160.
XXX TURN INDICATOR FAILURE
When one of the turn signals is out,
this message displays to show which
bulb needs to be replaced. See Bulb
Replacement 0 312 and Replacement
Bulbs 0 314.
TURN SIGNAL ON
This message is displayed if the turn
signal has been left on. Turn off the
turn signal.
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Object Detection System
Messages
24 GHz RADARS OFF
This message displays when driving in
certain areas where there may be
radar interference. Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), Forward Collision Alert
(FCA), and Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) may not work or may
not work as well. The vehicle does not
need service.
FORWARD COLLISION
SYSTEM OFF
This message displays when Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB) has been
turned off. See Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) 0 266.
FORWARD COLLISION SYSTEM
REDUCED
This message displays when Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB) has been set
to the Alert setting. This setting
disables most FAB functions. See
Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) 0 266.
FORWARD COLLISION SYSTEM
UNAVAILABLE
FRONT CAMERA BLOCKED CLEAN
WINDSHIELD
This message displays when Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB) has been
unavailable for some time. FAB does
not need service. This message can
display under the following
conditions:
. The front of the vehicle or
windshield is not clean. Keep
these areas clean and free of mud,
dirt, snow, ice, and slush. For
cleaning instructions, see Exterior
Care 0 358.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the object detection
performance.
This message displays when the
camera is blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror may correct the issue.
The Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and the
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system will not operate. Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), Forward
Collision Alert (FCA), and Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB) may not
work or may not work as well.
This message may also be displayed if
there is a problem with the StabiliTrak
system. See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 241.
FORWARD COLLISION ALERT OFF
This message displays when the
Forward Collision Alert has been
turned off.
LANE CHANGE ALERT OFF
This message indicates that the driver
has turned the Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA) and Lane Change Alert (LCA)
systems off.
LANE KEEPING ASSIST
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the Lane
Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) system is temporarily
unavailable. The LKA system does not
need service.
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This message could be due to the
camera being blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror may correct the issue.
.
REAR AUTO BRAKE/PARK
ASSIST OFF
SERVICE FORWARD COLLISION
SYSTEM
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.
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system. Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC), Forward Collision Alert (FCA),
and/or Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) may not work. Do not use these
systems until the vehicle has been
repaired.
REAR AUTO BRAKE AND PARK
ASSIST UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate the parking and
backing features of the Driver
Assistance System when they are
temporarily unavailable. The system
does not need service.
This can occur under the following
conditions:
. The radar is not clean. Keep the
radar sensors free of mud, dirt,
snow, ice, and slush. Clean the
entire front and/or rear of the
vehicle. For cleaning instructions,
see Exterior Care 0 358.
Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
See Driver Assistance Systems 0 260.
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),
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB),
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing, and/or the Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) system may not work. Do not
use these systems until the vehicle
has been repaired.
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SERVICE FRONT CAMERA
If this message remains on after
continued driving, take the vehicle to
your dealer for service. Do not use the
Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane
Departure Warning (LDW), and
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) features.
SERVICE PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Parking Assist
system. Do not use this system to
help you park. See your dealer for
service.
SERVICE REAR AUTO BRAKE AND
PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the parking and backing
features of the Driver Assistance
System. Do not use this system to
help park or back the vehicle. See your
dealer for service.
SERVICE SIDE DETECTION
SYSTEM
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA),
Lane Change Alert (LCA), and Rear
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Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) features
will not work. Take the vehicle to your
dealer.
Ride Control System
Messages
SIDE DETECTION SYSTEM
UNAVAILABLE
ALL WHEEL DRIVE OFF
This message indicates that Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA), Lane Change Alert
(LCA), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) are disabled either because the
sensor is blocked and cannot detect
vehicles in the blind zone, or the
vehicle is passing through an open
area, such as the desert, where there
is insufficient data for operation. This
message may also activate during
heavy rain or due to road spray. The
vehicle does not need service. For
cleaning, see "Washing the Vehicle"
under Exterior Care 0 358.
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.
TAKE STEERING
See All-Wheel Drive 0 237.
If LKA does not detect active driver
steering, an alert and chime may be
provided. Move the steering wheel to
dismiss. See Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) 0 270.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 1 WET (V-Series Only)
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS and
StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights will also
be on when this mode is selected.
Launch Control is available when this
mode is selected. In this mode, the
Traction Control and Active Handling
System are available but intended for
use on wet race track conditions.
Adjust your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (FE4 Only) 0 246.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 2 DRY (V-Series Only)
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS and
StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights will also
be on when this mode is selected.
Launch Control is available when this
mode is selected. In this mode, the
Traction Control and Active Handling
System are available but intended for
use on dry race track conditions.
Adjust your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (FE4 Only) 0 246.
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PERFORMANCE TRACTION 3 SPORT 1 (V-Series Only)
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS and
StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights will also
be on when this mode is selected.
Launch Control is available when this
mode is selected. In this mode, the
Traction Control and Active Handling
System are available but intended for
use on dry race track conditions.
Adjust your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (FE4 Only) 0 246.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 4 SPORT 2 (V-Series Only)
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS and
StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights will also
be on when this mode is selected.
Launch Control is available when this
mode is selected. In this mode, the
Traction Control is available but
intended for use on dry race track
conditions. The Active Handling
System is disabled when this mode is
selected. This mode will require more
driver skill than modes 1–3. Adjust
your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (FE4 Only) 0 246.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 5 RACE (V-Series Only)
This message displays when this
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) mode is selected. The TCS and
StabiliTrak OFF cluster lights will also
be on when this mode is selected.
Launch Control is available when this
mode is selected. In this mode, the
Traction Control is available but
intended for use on dry race track
conditions. The Active Handling
System is disabled when this mode is
selected. This mode will require more
driver skill than modes 1–4. Adjust
your driving accordingly. See
“Performance Traction Management
(V-Series Only)” under Competitive
Driving Mode (FE4 Only) 0 246.
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REAR AXLE OFF
When this message is displayed, the
vehicle’s handling capabilities will be
reduced during severe maneuvers.
StabiliTrak will be affected. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 241.
SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE
This message displays if a problem
occurs with the All-Wheel-Drive
(AWD) system. The vehicle will run in
2WD. This could be caused by:
. An electronics problem
.
Worn out or overheated clutch
plates
.
Various electrical issues
The system may need service. See
your dealer.
SERVICE REAR AXLE
If there is a problem detected with the
Electronic Limited-Slip Rear Axle, this
message displays. When displayed, the
system is not operational and driving
should be adjusted accordingly. Take
the vehicle to your dealer for service
as soon as possible.
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When this message is displayed, the
vehicle’s handling capabilities will be
reduced during severe maneuvers.
StabiliTrak will be affected. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 241.
SERVICE STABILITRAK
This message displays if there is a
problem with the StabiliTrak system.
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 241.
TRACTION CONTROL OFF
This message may display when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 241.
TRACTION CONTROL ON
This message may display when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned on. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 241.
SERVICE SUSPENSION SYSTEM
Airbag System Messages
This message displays when there is a
problem with the Magnetic Ride
Control system. See Driver Mode
Control 0 243. Have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer.
SERVICE AIRBAG
SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL
Safety Belt Messages
This message displays when there is a
problem with the Traction Control
System (TCS). See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 241.
AUTOMATIC SEATBELT
TIGHTENING UNAVAILABLE
This message displays if there is a
problem with the airbag system. See
your dealer for service.
This message displays when the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, if equipped, becomes
unavailable. This could be caused by a
temporary condition. If the message
continues to display, see your dealer.
SERVICE AUTOMATIC SEATBELT
TIGHTENING SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, if equipped.
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.
SERVICE POWER STEERING
This message displays and a chime
may sound when there may be a
problem with the power steering
system. If this message displays and a
reduction in steering performance or
loss of power steering assistance is
noticed, see your dealer.
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SERVICE STEERING
COLUMN LOCK
TURN STEERING WHEEL START
VEHICLE AGAIN
This message displays if there is a
problem with the steering column
lock. Take the vehicle to your dealer
for service.
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 start, turn
the steering wheel the other way, and
try starting the vehicle again.
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON
This message displays if there is a
problem with the vehicle. Take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
Starting the Vehicle
Messages
PRESS BRAKE TO START or
PRESS CLUTCH TO START
This message is displayed when
attempting to start the vehicle
without first pressing the brake or
clutch pedal.
SERVICE KEYLESS START
SYSTEM
This message is displayed if there is a
problem with the pushbutton start
system. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
Tire Messages
SERVICE TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS). See Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 333.
TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
This message displays when the
system is learning new tires. See Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 333.
TIRE PRESSURE LOW ADD AIR
TO TIRE
This message displays when the
pressure in one or more of the tires
is low.
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This message also displays LEFT
FRONT, RIGHT FRONT, LEFT REAR,
or RIGHT REAR to indicate the
location of the low tire.
The low tire pressure warning light
will also come on. See Tire Pressure
Light 0 126.
If a tire pressure message appears on
the DIC, stop as soon as possible.
Inflate the tires by adding air until the
tire pressure is equal to the values
shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Tires 0 323,
Vehicle Load Limits 0 218, and Tire
Pressure 0 330.
More than one tire pressure message
can appear at a time. The DIC also
shows the tire pressure values. See
Driver Information Center (DIC) 0 129.
Transmission Messages
MANUAL TRANSMISSION —
RELEASE CLUTCH PEDAL
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the manual transmission
clutch pedal is partially applied for an
extended period of time while the
vehicle is being driven. Driving with
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the clutch pedal applied can reduce
the life of the clutch. Fully release the
clutch pedal after each gear change.
REDUCED PERFORMANCE —
REDUCE CLUTCH USE
This message displays and engine
torque is momentarily limited if
excessive manual transmission clutch
slip is detected while the clutch pedal
is fully released. Reduce clutch slip
during acceleration from a stop and
during gear changes to allow the
clutch to cool. This should prevent
further slips with the clutch pedal
fully released. If this message displays
repeatedly, see your dealer.
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 0 233.
SHIFT TO PARK
This message displays when the
transmission needs to be shifted to
P (Park). This may appear when
turning the ignition off if the vehicle
is not in P (Park).
TRANSMISSION HOT — IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the automatic transmission
fluid in the vehicle gets hot. Driving
with the automatic 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.
TRANSMISSION HOT —
SLOW DOWN
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the manual transmission
fluid is hot and if the vehicle speed is
high. Driving with the manual
transmission fluid temperature high
can cause damage to the vehicle.
Drive at a slower speed to cool the
manual transmission fluid. This
message clears when the vehicle has
slowed sufficiently or if the manual
transmission fluid has cooled
sufficiently.
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 Center (DIC) 0 129.
VEHICLE SPEED LIMITED
This message is displayed under
certain conditions when there is a
problem and the vehicle’s speed is
being limited.
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Washer Fluid Messages
Vehicle Personalization
WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID
Use the audio system controls to
access the personalization menus for
customizing vehicle features.
This message may display when the
washer fluid level is low. Fill the
windshield washer reservoir as soon
as possible. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 286 for the location of the
windshield washer reservoir. Also, see
Washer Fluid 0 305.
The following are all possible
personalization features. Depending
on the vehicle, some may not be
available.
Base Radio Audio System Controls
MENU : Press the center of the knob
to enter the menus and select menu
items. Turn the knob to scroll through
the menus.
S BACK : Press to exit or move
backward in a menu.
To access the personalization menu:
1. On the Home page, turn the
MENU knob to highlight Settings
and press the MENU knob.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the desired feature and
press the MENU knob.
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System Controls
To access the personalization menu:
1. Touch SETTINGS on the Home
page on the infotainment system
display.
2. Touch the desired feature to
display a list of available options.
3. Touch to select the desired
feature setting.
4. Touch the [ Back screen button
to return to the previous menu.
Personalization Menus
The following list of menu items may
be available:
. Time and Date
.
Driving Mode
.
Language (Language)
.
Teen Driver
.
Valet Mode
.
Radio
.
Vehicle
.
Bluetooth
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.
Apple CarPlay
Engine Sound Management
Valet Mode
.
Android Auto
.
Voice
This allows the Engine Sound
Management setting to be changed.
.
Display
This will lock the infotainment system
and steering wheel controls. It may
also limit access to vehicle storage
locations (if equipped).
.
Rear Camera
.
Return to Factory Settings
.
Software Information
Select Auto (Mode Selector), Tour,
Sport, or Track.
Steering
To enable valet mode:
1. Enter a four-digit code on the
keypad.
This allows the Steering setting to be
changed.
2. Select Enter to go to the
confirmation screen.
Each menu is detailed in the following
information.
Select Auto (Mode Selector), Tour,
Sport, or Track.
Time and Date
Suspension
Manually set the time and date. See
Clock (Base Radio) 0 109 or Clock
(Uplevel Radio) 0 109.
This allows the Suspension setting to
be changed.
Press Lock or Unlock to lock or unlock
the system. Press Back to go back to
the previous menu.
Select Auto (Mode Selector), Tour,
Sport, or Track.
The four-digit code can be texted to a
paired phone if forgotten.
Language (Language)
Radio
Select Language, then select from the
available language(s).
Press to display the Radio Menu and
the following may display:
. Manage Favorites
Driving Mode
These settings will overwrite the main
Vehicle Mode selections made with
the mode button(s) on the console.
Press and the following may display:
. Engine Sound Management
.
Steering
The selected language will display on
the system, and voice recognition will
reflect the selected language.
.
Suspension
Teen Driver
See “Teen Driver” under “Settings” in
the infotainment manual.
3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
.
Number of Favorites Shown
.
Audible Touch Feedback
.
Auto Volume
.
Bose AudioPilot
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Bose® AudioPilot®
.
Lighting
Power Door Locks
.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
This allows favorites to be edited.
Select a displayed Favorite to edit.
Select Rename to rename the favorite
or Delete to delete it.
This feature adjusts the volume based
on the noise in the vehicle. See “Bose
AudioPilot Noise Compensation
Technology” in Home Page 0 169,
AM-FM Radio 0 172, or under
“Infotainment System Settings” in the
infotainment manual.
.
Number of Favorites Shown
Maximum Startup Volume
.
Auto Cooled Seats
This feature sets the maximum
startup volume. If the vehicle is
started and the volume is greater than
this level, the volume is adjusted to
this level. To set the maximum
startup volume, select + or − to
increase or decrease.
.
Auto Heated Seats
.
Auto Defog
.
Auto Rear Defog
Audio Cue Volume
Select Low, Medium, or High.
.
.
Maximum Startup Volume
Audio Cue Volume
Manage Favorites
Select to set the number of favorites
to display.
Select the desired number or select
Auto and the infotainment system will
automatically adjust the number of
favorites shown.
Audible Touch Feedback
This allows Audible Touch Feedback
to be turned on or off.
Select Off or On.
Auto Volume
If equipped, this feature adjusts the
volume based on the vehicle speed.
If equipped, this feature adjusts the
startup and shutdown sounds. To
adjust the volume, select + or − to
increase or decrease.
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Climate and Air Quality
Select and the following may display:
. Auto Fan Speed
Auto Fan Speed
This feature will set the auto fan
speed.
Auto Cooled Seats
.
Collision/Detection Systems
When enabled, this feature will
automatically activate ventilated seats
at the level required by the interior
temperature. The auto ventilated seats
can be turned off by using the
ventilated seat buttons on the center
stack. See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 62.
.
Comfort and Convenience
Select Off or On.
Vehicle
Select and the following may display:
. Climate and Air Quality
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Auto Heated Seats
.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
When enabled, this feature will
automatically activate heated seats at
the level required by the interior
temperature. The auto heated seats
can be turned off by using the heated
seat buttons on the center stack. See
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats 0 62.
.
Go Notifier
.
Lane Change Alert
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off. See Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing 0 260.
Alert Type
Select Off or On.
Select Off or On.
This feature will set crash alerts to
beeps or seat vibrations. This setting
affects all crash alerts including:
. Forward Collision
Auto Defog
.
Lane Departure Warning
When set to On, the front defog will
automatically react to temperature
and humidity conditions that may
cause fogging.
.
Adaptive Cruise Control
.
Parking Assist
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 0 252.
.
Backing Warning
Select Off or On.
Select Off or On.
Select Beeps or Safety Alert Seat.
Lane Change Alert
Auto Rear Defog
Forward Collision System
If equipped, this feature will
automatically turn on the rear window
defog.
This feature will turn on or off the
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) and
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB).
The Off setting disables all FCA and
FAB functions. With the Alert and
Brake setting, both FCA and FAB are
available. The Alert setting disables
FAB. See Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) 0 266.
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off. See Lane Change Alert
(LCA) 0 268.
Select Off or On.
Collision/Detection Systems
Select the Collision/Detection Systems
menu and the following may display:
. Alert Type
.
Forward Collision System
Select Off, Alert, or Alert and Brake.
Go Notifier
Select Off or On.
Comfort and Convenience
Select and the following may display:
. Auto Memory Recall
.
Easy Exit Options
.
Chime Volume
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Reverse Tilt Mirror
Reverse Tilt Mirror
Exit Lighting
.
Rainsense Wipers
When on, driver, passenger, or both
driver and passenger mirrors will tilt
downward when the vehicle is shifted
to R (Reverse). See Reverse Tilt
Mirrors 0 48.
This allows the selection of how long
the exterior lamps stay on when
leaving the vehicle when it is dark
outside.
Auto Memory Recall
This feature automatically recalls the
current driver’s previously stored 1 or
2 button positions when the ignition
is changed from off to ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY. See Memory
Seats 0 60.
Select Off or On.
Easy Exit Options
This feature automatically recalls the
current driver’s previously stored Exit
button position when exiting the
vehicle. See Memory Seats 0 60.
Select Off, On - Driver and Passenger,
On - Driver, or On - Passenger.
Rainsense Wipers
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off. See “Rainsense™” in
Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 107.
Select Off or On.
Lighting
Select Off or On.
Select and the following may display:
. Vehicle Locator Lights
Chime Volume
.
Exit Lighting
This allows the selection of the chime
volume level.
.
Adaptive Forward Lighting
Select + or − to adjust the volume.
Vehicle Locator Lights
This feature will flash the exterior
lamps when K on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter is pressed to
locate the vehicle.
Select Off or On.
Select Off, 30 Seconds, 60 Seconds,
or 120 Seconds.
Adaptive Forward Lighting
This feature allows the headlamps to
pivot horizontally to provide greater
road illumination while turning. See
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) 0 161.
Select Off or Corner and Curve
Lighting.
Power Door Locks
Select and the following may display:
. Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
.
Auto Door Unlock
.
Delayed Door Lock
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
When on, this feature will keep the
driver door from locking when the
door is open. If Off is selected, the
Delayed Door Lock menu will be
available.
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Select Off or On.
.
Passive Door Lock
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
Auto Door Unlock
.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
This allows selection of which of the
doors will automatically unlock when
the vehicle is shifted into P (Park) with
an automatic transmission or when
the vehicle is turned off with a
manual transmission.
Remote Unlock Light Feedback
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn the heated seats on
when using remote start on cold days.
See Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 62 and Remote Vehicle Start 0 37.
Select Off, All Doors, or Driver Door.
Remote Lock Feedback
Delayed Door Lock
This allows selection of what type of
feedback is given when locking the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter.
This allows the window to be opened
when pressing K on the RKE
transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 31.
Select Off, Lights and Horn, Lights
Only, or Horn Only.
Select Off or On.
When on, this feature will delay the
locking of the doors. To override the
delay, press the power door lock
switch on the door.
When on, the exterior lamps will flash
when unlocking the vehicle with the
RKE transmitter.
Select Off or Flash Lights.
Select Off or On.
Remote Window Operation
Passive Door Unlock
Select Off or On.
Remote Door Unlock
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
This allows selection of which doors
will unlock when pressing K on the
RKE transmitter.
This allows the selection of which
doors will unlock when using the
button on the driver door to unlock
the vehicle.
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
Passive Door Lock
This allows passive locking to be
turned on or off and selects feedback.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
Select Off, On with Horn Chirp, or On.
Select and the following may display:
. Remote Unlock Light Feedback
.
Remote Lock Feedback
.
Remote Door Unlock
.
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
.
Remote Window Operation
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn the ventilated seats
on when using remote start on
warm days.
.
Passive Door Unlock
Select Off or On.
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Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
Device Management
.
This feature sounds an alert when the
RKE transmitter is left in the vehicle.
This menu also enables Remote No
Longer in Vehicle Alert. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
Select to connect to a different phone
source, disconnect a phone, or delete
a phone.
Apple CarPlay
Select Off or On.
Bluetooth
Select and the following may display:
. Pair New Device
.
Device Management
.
Ringtones
.
Voice Mail Numbers
.
Text Message Alerts
Pair New Device
Select to pair a new device. See
“Pairing” in “Infotainment Controls”
under Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
0 187 or Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
0 191 or Bluetooth (Overview) 0 185 or
“Pairing” in “Infotainment Controls”
under “Bluetooth” in the infotainment
manual.
Ringtones
Select to change the ring tone for the
specific phone. The phone does not
need to be connected to change
the ring.
Voice Mail Numbers
This feature displays the voice mail
number for all connected phones. To
change the voice mail number, select
EDIT or press the EDIT button. Type
in a new number, then select Save or
press the Save button.
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Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
This feature allows Apple devices to
be connected to the infotainment
system through a USB port.
Select Off or On.
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
Select to manage Apple devices. Apple
CarPlay must be on for this feature to
be accessed.
Android Auto
Select and the following may display:
. Android Auto
.
Manage Android Auto Devices
Text Message Alerts
Android Auto
This feature allows text messages to
be received. See “Text Messaging”
under “Phone” in the infotainment
manual.
Select to turn this feature off or on.
Select Off or On.
Select to manage Android devices.
Android Auto must be on for this
feature to be accessed.
Apple CarPlay™
Select and the following may display:
. Apple CarPlay
Select Off or On.
Manage Android Auto Devices
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Voice
Display
Rear Camera
Select and the following may display:
. Confidence Threshold
Select and the following may display:
. Mode
Select and the following may display:
. Guidance Lines
.
Prompt Length
.
Proximity Sensing
.
.
Audio Feedback Speed
.
Calibrate Touchscreen
Guidance Lines
.
Display “What Can I Say?” Tips
.
Turn Display Off
Select to turn Off or On. See
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 260.
Confidence Threshold
Mode
This feature allows the adjustment of
the sensitivity of the speech
recognition system.
Select to change the display screen for
day or night driving.
Select Confirm More or Confirm Less.
Prompt Length
This feature adjusts the voice prompt
length.
Select Short or Long.
Audio Feedback Speed
This feature adjusts the audio
feedback speed.
Select Slow, Medium, or Fast.
Display “What Can I Say?” Tips
This feature gives voice
command tips.
Select Off or On.
Select Auto, Day, or Night.
Proximity Sensing
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off.
Select Off, On, or On-Map Only.
Calibrate Touchscreen
Select to calibrate the touchscreen,
then follow the prompts.
Rear Park Assist Symbols
Rear Park Assist Symbols
Select to turn Off or On. See
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 260.
Return to Factory Settings
Select and the following may display:
. Restore Vehicle Settings
.
Clear All Private Data
.
Restore Radio Settings
Turn Display Off
Restore Vehicle Settings
Select to turn the display off. Press
anywhere on the display area or any
faceplate button to turn the
display on.
This allows selection of restoring
vehicle settings.
Select Restore or Cancel.
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This allows selection to clear all
private information from the vehicle.
Universal Remote
System
instructions refer to a garage door
opener, but can be used for other
devices.
Select Delete or Cancel.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 395.
Restore Radio Settings
Universal Remote System
Programming
Do not use the Universal Remote
system with any garage door opener
that does not have the stop and
reverse feature. This includes any
garage door opener model
manufactured before April 1, 1982.
This allows selection to restore radio
settings.
Select Restore or Cancel.
Read these instructions completely
before programming the Universal
Remote system. It may help to have
another person assist with the
programming process.
Software Information
Select to view the infotainment
system current software information.
If equipped, these buttons are in the
overhead console.
This system can replace up to three
remote control transmitters used to
activate devices such as garage door
openers, security systems, and home
automation devices. These
Keep the original hand-held
transmitter for use in other vehicles
as well as for future programming.
Erase the programming when vehicle
ownership is terminated. See “Erasing
Universal Remote System Buttons”
later in this section.
To program a garage door opener,
park outside directly in line with and
facing the garage door opener receiver.
Clear all people and objects near the
garage door.
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Make sure the hand-held transmitter
has a new battery for quick and
accurate transmission of the
radio-frequency signal.
Programming the Universal
Remote System
For questions or help programming
the Universal Remote system, call
1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
Programming involves time-sensitive
actions, and may time out causing the
procedure to be repeated.
To program up to three devices:
1. Hold the end of the hand-held
transmitter about 3 to 8 cm (1 to
3 in) away from the Universal
Remote system buttons with the
indicator light in view. The
hand-held transmitter was
supplied by the manufacturer of
the garage door opener receiver.
2. At the same time, press and hold
both the hand-held transmitter
button and one of the three
Universal Remote system
buttons to be used to operate the
garage door. Do not release either
five seconds. If the light stays
on or the garage door moves,
programming is complete.
button until the indicator light
changes from a slow to a rapid
flash. Then release both buttons.
Some garage door openers may
require substitution of Step 2
with the procedure under “Radio
Signals for Canada and Some
Gate Operators” later in this
section.
3. Press and hold the newly
programmed Universal Remote
system button for five seconds
while watching the indicator
light and garage door activation.
. If the indicator light stays on
continuously or the garage
door moves when the button
is pressed, then programming
is complete. There is no need
to complete Steps 4–6.
. If the indicator light does not
come on or the garage door
does not move, a second
button press may be
required. For a second time,
press and hold the newly
programmed button for
.
If the indicator light blinks
rapidly for two seconds, then
changes to a solid light and
the garage door does not
move, continue with
programming Steps 4–6.
Learn or Smart Button
4. After completing Steps 1–3,
locate the Learn or Smart button
inside the garage on the garage
door opener receiver. The name
and color of the button may vary
by manufacturer.
5. Press and release the Learn or
Smart button. Step 6 must be
completed within 30 seconds of
pressing this button.
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6. Inside the vehicle, press and hold
the newly programmed Universal
Remote system button for
two seconds and then release it.
If the garage door does not move
or the lamp on the garage door
opener receiver does not flash,
press and hold the same button
a second time for two seconds,
then release it. Again, if the door
does not move or the garage
door lamp does not flash, press
and hold the same button a third
time for two seconds, then
release it.
The Universal Remote system should
now activate the garage door.
Repeat the process for programming
the two remaining buttons.
Radio Signals for Canada and
Some Gate Operators
For questions or programming help
call 1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
Canadian radio-frequency laws and
some U.S. gate operators require
transmitter signals to time out or quit
after several seconds of transmission.
This may not be long enough for the
Universal Remote system to pick up
the signal during programming.
Erasing Universal Remote
System Buttons
If the programming did not work,
replace Step 2 under “Programming
the Universal Remote System” with
the following:
To erase:
Press and hold the Universal Remote
system button while pressing and
releasing the hand-held transmitter
button every two seconds until the
signal has been successfully accepted
by the Universal Remote system. The
Universal Remote system indicator
light will flash slowly at first and then
rapidly. Proceed with Step 3 under
“Programming the Universal Remote
System” to complete.
Universal Remote System
Operation
Using the Universal Remote
System
Press and hold the appropriate
Universal Remote system button for at
least one-half second. The indicator
light will come on while the signal is
being transmitted.
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Erase all programmed buttons when
vehicle ownership is terminated.
1. Press and hold the two outside
buttons until the indicator light
begins to flash. This should take
about 10 seconds.
2. Release both buttons.
Reprogramming a Single
Universal Remote System
Button
To reprogram any of the system
buttons:
1. Press and hold any one of the
buttons. Do not release the
button.
2. The indicator light will begin to
flash after 20 seconds. Without
releasing the button, proceed
with Step 1 under “Programming
the Universal Remote System.”
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Lighting
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . .
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Headlamp System . . .
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . .
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IntelliBeam® System
The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
Turn the control to the following
positions:
O : Turns off the exterior lamps. The
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163
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Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Power Protection . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
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160
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 : Turns on the headlamps together
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160
162
164
164
164
165
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
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160
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AUTO (Automatic) : Automatically
turns the exterior lamps on and off,
depending on outside lighting.
knob returns to the AUTO position
after it is released. Turn to O again to
reactivate the AUTO mode.
In Canada, the headlamps will
automatically reactivate when the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park) on
automatic transmission vehicles, and
when the parking brake is released on
manual transmission vehicles.
If equipped, this system turns the
vehicle's high-beam headlamps on and
off according to surrounding traffic
conditions.
The system turns the high-beam
headlamps on when it is dark enough
and there is no other traffic present.
An indicator light b (Cluster with
Auto Stop) or 2 (V-Series Cluster)
comes on in the instrument cluster
when the IntelliBeam system is
enabled.
Turning On and Enabling IntelliBeam
To enable the automatic high-beam
system, with the turn signal lever in
the neutral position, turn the exterior
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lamp control to AUTO. The blue
high-beam on light appears on the
instrument cluster when the high
beams are on.
.
Driving with IntelliBeam
The system only activates the high
beams when driving over 40 km/h
(25 mph).
There is a sensor near the top center
of the windshield, which automatically
controls the system. Keep this area of
the windshield clear of debris to allow
for best system performance.
The high-beam headlamps remain on,
under the automatic control, until one
of the following situations occurs:
. The system detects an
approaching vehicle's headlamps.
. The system detects a preceding
vehicle's taillamps.
. The outside light is bright enough
that high-beam headlamps are not
required.
. The vehicle's speed drops below
20 km/h (12 mph).
.
The turn signal lever is moved
forward to the high-beam position
or the Flash-to-Pass feature is
used. See Headlamp High/
Low-Beam Changer 0 160 and
Flash-to-Pass 0 160.
The IntelliBeam system can be
disabled by the High/Low-Beam
Changer or the Flash-to-Pass
feature. If this happens, the High/
Low-Beam Changer must be
activated two times within
five seconds to reactivate the
IntelliBeam system. The
instrument cluster light will come
on to indicate the IntelliBeam is
reactivated.
The high 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.
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.
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 windshield is dirty,
cracked, or obstructed by
something that blocks the view of
the light sensor.
.
Your vehicle's windshield 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 taillamps.
.
You are driving on winding or hilly
roads.
You may need to manually disable or
cancel the high-beam headlamps by
turning the low-beam headlamps on,
if any of the above conditions exist.
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Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder
A warning chime will sound if the
exterior lamp control is left on in
either the headlamp or parking lamp
position and the driver door is opened
with the ignition off.
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
2 3 : Push the turn signal lever
away from you and release, to turn the
high beams on. To return to low
beams, push the lever again or pull it
toward you and release.
Flash-to-Pass
This feature allows the high-beam
headlamps to be used to signal the
driver in front of you that you want
to pass.
Pull and hold the turn signal lever
toward you to use this feature. When
this is done the following will occur:
. If the headlamps are off or in
low-beam mode, the high-beam
headlamps 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 high-beam
mode, they will go to low beam.
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL)
This indicator light turns on in the
instrument cluster when the
high-beam headlamps are on.
DRL can make it easier for others to
see the front of your vehicle during
the day. Fully functional DRL are
required on all vehicles first sold in
Canada.
The DRL system turns on the
low-beam headlamps at a reduced
brightness. For vehicles with High
Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps,
there is a dedicated DRL. The DRL will
come on when all of the following
conditions are met:
. The ignition is on.
.
The exterior lamp control is
in AUTO.
.
The light sensor determines it is
daytime.
.
The parking brake is released or
the vehicle is not in P (Park).
The taillamps, sidemarker lamps,
instrument panel lights, and other
lamps will not be on.
The DRL turn off when the headlamps
are turned to O or the ignition is off.
For vehicles first sold in Canada, the
DRL can only be turned off when the
transmission is in P (Park).
Automatic Headlamp
System
When the exterior lamp control is set
to AUTO and it is dark enough
outside, the headlamps come on
automatically.
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control is in the full bright position.
See Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 162.
When it is bright enough outside, the
headlamps will turn off or may change
to Daytime Running Lamps (DRL).
The automatic headlamp system turns
off when the exterior lamp control is
turned to O or the ignition is off.
Lights On with Wipers
There is a light sensor on top of the
instrument panel. Do not cover the
sensor, otherwise the headlamps will
come on when they are not needed.
The system may also turn on the
headlamps when driving through a
parking garage or tunnel.
If the vehicle is started in a dark
garage, the automatic headlamp
system comes on immediately. If it is
light outside when the vehicle leaves
the garage, there is a slight delay
before the automatic headlamp
system changes to the DRL. During
that delay, the instrument cluster may
not be as bright as usual. Make sure
the instrument panel brightness
If the windshield wipers are activated
in daylight with the engine on, and
the exterior lamp control is in AUTO,
the headlamps, parking lamps, and
other exterior lamps come on. The
transition time for the lamps coming
on varies based on wiper speed. When
the wipers are not operating, these
lamps turn off. Move the exterior
lamp control to O or ; to disable
this feature.
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL)
On vehicles with the AFL system, the
headlamps pivot horizontally to
provide greater road illumination
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while turning. To enable AFL, set the
exterior lamp control on the turn
signal 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 0 158.
Hazard Warning Flashers
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| (Hazard Warning Flashers) :
Press 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.
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
change is completed. If the lever is
briefly pressed and released, the turn
signal flashes three times.
The turn and lane-change signal can
be turned off manually by moving the
lever back to its original position.
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel
Illumination Control
If after signaling a turn or lane
change, the arrow flashes rapidly or
does not come on, a signal bulb might
be burned out.
Replace any burned out bulbs. If a
bulb is not burned out, check the fuse.
See Fuses and Circuit Breakers 0 315.
The brightness of the instrument
panel lighting and steering wheel
controls can be adjusted.
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.
Raise or lower the lever until the
arrow starts to flash to signal a lane
change. Hold it there until the lane
D : Move the thumbwheel up or
down to brighten or dim the lights.
The brightness of the displays
automatically adjusts based on
outdoor lighting. The instrument
panel illumination control will set the
lowest level to which the displays will
automatically be adjusted.
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Courtesy Lamps
ON : Turns the lamp on.
The courtesy lamps come on when
any door is opened and the dome
lamp is in the DOOR position.
Reading Lamps
Dome Lamps
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Sedan
There are front and rear reading
lamps. These lamps come on when
any door is opened.
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
The rear reading lamps are over the
rear passenger doors.
Press the lamp lens to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
The front reading lamps are in the
overhead console.
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.
Press m or
or off.
n to turn the lamps on
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Coupe
Lighting Features
Entry Lighting
The rear reading lamps are in the
headliner.
Press m or
or off.
n to turn the lamps on
Some exterior lamps and most of the
interior lights turn on briefly at night,
or in areas of limited lighting when K
is pressed on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
0 31. When the driver door is opened,
all control lights, Driver Information
Center (DIC) lights, and door pocket
lights turn on. After about 30 seconds
the exterior lamps turn off, then the
remaining interior lights dim to off.
Entry lighting can be disabled
manually by changing the ignition out
of the OFF position, or by pressing Q
on the RKE transmitter.
This feature can be changed. See
“Vehicle Locator Lights” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
Exit Lighting
Some exterior lamps and interior
lights come on at night, or in areas
with limited lighting, when the driver
door is opened after the ignition is
turned off. The dome lamp comes on
after the ignition is changed to the
OFF position. The exterior lamps and
dome lamp remain on for a set
amount of time, then automatically
turn off.
The exterior lamps turn off
immediately by turning the exterior
lamp control off.
This feature can be changed. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
Battery Power Protection
The battery saver feature is designed
to protect the vehicle's battery.
If some interior lamps are left on and
the ignition is turned off, the battery
rundown protection system
automatically turns the lamp off after
some time.
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Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver
The exterior lamps turn off about
10 minutes after the ignition is turned
off, if the parking lamps or headlamps
have been manually left on. This
protects against draining the battery.
To restart the 10-minute timer, turn
the exterior lamp control to the O
position and then back to the ;
or 2 position.
To keep the lamps on for more than
10 minutes, the ignition must be in
the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/
START position.
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INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
Infotainment System
Introduction
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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167
168
169
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Radio
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backglass Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-Band Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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174
174
175
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Audio Players
Avoiding Untrusted Media
Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Auxiliary Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
OnStar System
OnStar System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR)
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Phone
Bluetooth (Overview) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition) . . . 191
Trademarks and License
Agreements
Trademarks and License
Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Introduction
Infotainment
Base radio information is included in
this manual. See the infotainment
manual for information on other
available infotainment systems.
Read the following pages to become
familiar with these features.
{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road for
too long or too often while using
any infotainment feature can cause
a crash. You or others could be
injured or killed. Do not give
extended attention to infotainment
tasks while driving. Limit your
glances at the vehicle displays and
focus your attention on driving. Use
voice commands whenever possible.
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The infotainment system has built-in
features intended to help avoid
distraction by disabling some
functions when driving. These
functions may gray out when they are
unavailable. Many infotainment
features are also available through the
instrument cluster and steering wheel
controls.
Before driving:
. Become familiar with the
operation, faceplate buttons, and
screen buttons.
. Set up the audio by presetting
favorite stations, setting the tone,
and adjusting the speakers.
. Set up phone numbers in advance
so they can be called easily by
pressing a single button or by
using a single voice command if
equipped with Bluetooth phone
capability.
See Defensive Driving 0 209.
To play the infotainment system with
the ignition off, see Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 226.
Theft-Deterrent Feature
TheftLock® is designed to discourage
theft of the vehicle's radio by learning
a portion of the Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). The radio does not
operate if it is stolen or moved to a
different vehicle.
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Overview
.
Infotainment System Overview
Press to mute the system.
Press again to unmute.
.
Turn the knob to adjust the
volume.
The infotainment system is controlled by using the buttons on the faceplate and
steering wheel controls.
3.
1. FAV
. Press to scroll through the
favorite pages for each
source.
2.
O
.
Press to turn the audio on
or off.
.
Press and hold to clear the
screen and display the time.
4.
t or 7 :
.
Press to seek to the
beginning of the current or
previous track. If the track
has been playing for less
than five seconds, it seeks the
previous track. If longer than
five seconds, the current
track starts from the
beginning.
.
Press and hold to quickly
reverse through a track.
Release the button to return
to playing speed. See “Playing
from a USB.”.
.
For AM, FM, or SiriusXM® (if
equipped), press to seek to
the previous strong station.
u or 6 :
.
Press to seek the next track.
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.
Press and hold to fast
forward through a track.
Release the button to return
to playing speed. See “Playing
from a USB.”
8. PHONE
. See Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls) 0 187 or Bluetooth
(Voice Recognition) 0 191 or
Bluetooth (Overview) 0 185.
.
For AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if
equipped), press to seek to
the next strong station.
9. MEDIA
. Press to change the audio
source between USB
and AUX.
5. MENU
. Press to access the menu for
the current audio source.
. Press to select the
highlighted menu option.
. Turn to scroll through a list.
6.
7.
Home Page
{
.
10. RADIO
. Press to change the audio
source between AM, FM,
or SiriusXM (if equipped).
See “Home Page” following.
S BACK
.
Press to return to the
previous screen in a menu.
.
On a page accessed directly
by a faceplate button or
Home Page screen button,
press S BACK to go to the
previous menu.
Home Page Features
The infotainment system displays a
Home Page that makes it easy to
access all of the applications. Turn the
MENU knob to highlight feature icons.
Press the MENU knob to access the
feature’s options.
Various functions are disabled when
the vehicle is moving.
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AUDIO : Select the AUDIO screen icon
to display the active source page. The
sources available are AM, FM,
SiriusXM® (if equipped), USB/iPod and
AUX. See AM-FM Radio 0 172, Satellite
Radio 0 174 (if equipped), and
Auxiliary Jack 0 179.
PHONE : Select the PHONE screen
icon to display the PHONE main page.
See “PHONE” in this section.
NAV : Select the NAV screen icon to
display the last Turn-by-Turn
maneuver if a destination was
downloaded. See Navigation 0 400.
PDR : Select the PDR screen icon to
display the Performance Data
Recorder home screen. See
Performance Data Recorder
(PDR) 0 180.
SETTINGS : Select the SETTINGS
screen icon to display the Settings
main page. See “Setting Radio
Preferences” in this section.
Setting Radio Preferences
Select the SETTINGS screen icon to
display the Settings menu and the
following may display:
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Time : See Clock (Base Radio) 0 109
or Clock (Uplevel Radio) 0 109.
Vehicle : See Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
Language (Current Language) : This
will set the display language in the
radio, instrument cluster, and voice
recognition. Press to display a list of
languages. Press S BACK to go back
to the previous menu.
Display : Press the MENU knob to
turn the display on or off.
Valet Mode :
1. Type a four-digit code on the
circular numeric keypad. Turn
the MENU knob to highlight a
number.
2. Press the MENU knob to select
it. Do this for each one of the
four digits. Select Enter to go to
the confirmation screen.
3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
Select LOCK to lock the system.
This will also lock the vehicle
storage locations, if equipped.
4. Type the four-digit code to
unlock the system. Press S
BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
Radio : See “Radio” later in this
section.
Return to Factory Settings : See
“Return to Factory Settings” later in
this section.
Radio
While at the active screen, such as
AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if equipped),
press and hold the area just above the
chrome bar and below one of the
preset screen buttons to save the
current station as a favorite. Press the
area just above the chrome bar to
recall a favorite station.
From the Home Screen, turn the
MENU knob to select Settings
application and press the MENU knob
to select. Turn again to select Radio
settings menu and press to select.
Turn again to select Manage Favorites
and press to select.
From the RADIO screen icon, the
following may be displayed:
Manage Favorites :
. Turn the MENU knob and press to
select a Favorite.
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the DELETE
screen button to delete a favorite.
. While a station is highlighted,
press the MOVE screen button.
The screen button will change to
DROP. Turn the MENU knob and
the station tab will follow the path
to the desired location. Press the
area just above the chrome bar
and below the DROP screen
button to relocate the station.
Number of Favorites Shown : Select
Auto to automatically adjust the
number of Favorites pages shown as
Favorites are added and removed.
Another way to adjust is to select a
number from 5–25 to show that
selection of favorites. Press S BACK
to go back to the previous menu.
Audible Touch Feedback : Select
Audible Touch Feedback to turn
feedback Off or On. Press S BACK to
go back to the previous menu.
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Auto Volume (If Equipped) : This
feature adjusts the volume based on
vehicle speed. The options are Off,
Low, Medium-Low, Medium,
Medium-High, or High. Select the
desired volume. Press S BACK to go
back to the previous menu.
®
®
Bose AudioPilot Noise
Compensation Technology (If
Equipped) : While turned on,
AutoPilot® detects ambient noise and
vehicle speed to continuously monitor
and adjust many aspects of the audio
signal so that your music will sound
the same at a set volume level.
The options are ON and OFF.
This feature is most effective at lower
radio volume settings where
background noise can affect how well
the music can be heard while being
played through your vehicle’s audio
system. At higher volume settings,
where the music is much louder than
the background noise, there may be
little or no adjustments by
AudioPilot®.
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For more information on Bose®
AudioPilot® noise compensation
technology, see www.bose.com//
audiopilot for U.S. and Canada only.
Park Assist Symbols, then select Off or
On. Press S BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
Maximum Startup Volume : This
feature sets the maximum startup
volume. If the vehicle is started and
the volume is greater than this level,
the volume is adjusted to this level.
To set the maximum startup volume,
Turn the MENU knob to increase or
decrease startup volume. Press S
BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert : This
feature will display an alert icon when
cross traffic is detected. Select Rear
Cross Traffic Alert, then select Off or
On. Press S BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
Rear Camera (If Equipped)
From the Rear Camera screen button,
the following may be displayed:
Rear Camera Display : This feature
will turn the Rear Vision Camera
display on or off. Select Rear Camera
Display and then select Off or On.
Press S BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
Rear Park Assist Symbols : This
feature will display symbols where
objects are detected by the Rear
Parking Assist system. Select Rear
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 260.
Return to Factory Settings
Select Return to Factory Settings and
the following list may display:
Restore Vehicle Settings : This
option will restore factory vehicle
personalization settings. Select
Restore Vehicle Settings. A screen
displays stating all vehicle
customization settings will be restored
to the factory settings. Select Cancel
or Continue. Press S BACK to go back
to the last menu.
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Clear All Private Data : This option
clears all private information from the
vehicle. Select Clear All Private Data.
Select Cancel or Continue. Press S
BACK to go back to the last menu.
Radio
Restore Radio Settings : This option
will restore factory radio settings.
Select Restore Radio Settings.
A screen displays stating all
personalized radio settings will be
restored back to the factory settings.
Select Cancel or Continue. Press S
BACK to go back to the last menu.
While on the audio main page, press
the RADIO button to cycle through
the radio sources: AM, FM,
or SiriusXM® (if equipped) or press
the MEDIA button to cycle through
the media sources: USB, or AUX.
English and Metric Unit
Conversion
To change the display units between
English and metric units, see
Instrument Cluster 0 114.
Software Updates
See the following websites for
information:
Cadillac
In the U.S., see www.cadillac.com.
AM-FM Radio
Playing the Radio
AM, FM, SiriusXM (If Equipped)
To select AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if
equipped):
1. Press
{.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the AUDIO screen icon.
3. Press the MENU knob to select.
4. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if
equipped) and press the MENU
knob to select.
Press the RADIO faceplate button to
change the active radio source. Press
the MENU knob and the following
radio settings may display:
Tone Settings :
. Bass, Midrange, and Treble :
Turn the MENU knob to highlight.
Press the MENU knob to select.
Turn the MENU knob to adjust.
. Balance : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight. Press the MENU knob to
select. Turn the MENU knob left
for more sound from the left
speakers or right for more sound
from the right speakers. The
middle position balances the
sound between the left and right
speakers.
. Fade : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight. Press the MENU knob to
select. Turn the MENU knob to
the left for more sound from the
front speakers and to the right for
more sound from the rear
speakers. The middle position
balances the sound between the
front and rear speakers.
. EQ : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight. Turn the MENU knob to
scroll through the options. Press
the MENU knob to select. Press
the S BACK button to go back to
the previous menu.
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Station List : Select to display a list
of AM or FM stations. Press S BACK
to go to the previous menu.
Auto Volume : If equipped, this
feature adjusts the volume based on
the vehicle speed. The options are Off,
Low, Medium-Low, Medium,
Medium-High, and High. Select the
desired volume.
Press S BACK to go to the
previous menu.
Bose® AudioPilot® Noise
Compensation Technology (If
Equipped) : While turned on,
AutoPilot® detects ambient noise and
vehicle speed to continuously monitor
and adjust many aspects of the audio
signal so that your music will sound
the same at a set volume level.
The options are ON and OFF.
This feature is most effective at lower
radio volume settings where
background noise can affect how well
the music can be heard while being
played through your vehicle’s audio
system. At higher volume settings,
where the music is much louder than
the background noise, there may be
little or no adjustments by
AudioPilot®.
For more information on Bose®
AudioPilot® noise compensation
technology, see www.bose.com//
audiopilot.
HD Radio : For AM and FM only,
touch to turn HD reception on or off.
Press S BACK to go to the
previous menu.
EQ Settings : For vehicles equipped
with a Bose Sound System the
available choices are Manual and Talk.
DSP Modes : If equipped with a Bose®
Surround Sound System, it will have
the following four DSP modes:
. Normal : Adjusts the audio to
normal mode. This provides the
best sound quality for all seating
positions.
. Driver : Adjusts the audio to give
the driver the best possible sound
quality.
. Rear : Adjusts the audio to give
the rear seat occupants the best
possible sound quality.
.
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Centerpoint® : Turns on Bose
Centerpoint surround technology.
Centerpoint creates a surround sound
from nearly any audio source: USB
device, satellite radio (if equipped),
and audio players.
Options for SiriusXM Only (If
Equipped)
SXM View : SXM view allows the
channel list to be viewed by channel
name, artist playing on channel,
or song playing on channel. Turn the
MENU knob to highlight SXM view
and press the MENU knob to select.
Press S BACK to go to the
previous menu.
Channel List : Select to display a list
of SiriusXM channels. Turn the MENU
knob to highlight and press the MENU
knob to select. Press S BACK to go to
the previous menu.
Also see the radio settings common
for all sources earlier in this section.
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Finding a Station
Seeking a Station
Press 7 or 6 to search for the
previous or next strongest station.
Tuning a Station
Turn the MENU knob to manually
find a station.
Storing Radio Station Presets
Favorites are stored in the favorites
area at the bottom of the screen.
Up to 25 preset stations can be stored
under the following:
AM, FM, or SiriusXM (If
Equipped) : While on the active
source main page, such as AM, FM,
and SiriusXM (if equipped), press and
hold the area just above the chrome
bar and below one of the preset screen
buttons to save the current station as
a favorite. Press the area just above
the chrome bar to recall a favorite
station.
Favorites
Favorites can be stored including
radio stations and media.
To display the favorites page, press
the FAV button on the radio faceplate.
From Settings press the MENU knob
and press to select Manage Favorites.
The Manage Favorites feature has the
options of moving or deleting a
favorite and how many favorite pages
to display. See “Manage Favorites” in
“Radio” under Home Page 0 169.
Satellite Radio
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Service
If equipped, vehicles with a SiriusXM
satellite radio tuner and a valid
SiriusXM satellite radio subscription
can receive SiriusXM programming.
SiriusXM is a satellite radio service
based in the 48 contiguous United
States and 10 Canadian provinces.
SiriusXM satellite radio has a wide
variety of programming and
commercial-free music, coast to coast,
and in digital-quality sound. A service
fee is required to receive the SiriusXM
service. See www.siriusxm.com or call
1-888-601-6296 in the U.S. In Canada,
see www.siriusxm.ca or call
1-877-438-9677.
When SiriusXM is active, the channel
name and number, song title, and
artist display on the screen.
Browsing SiriusXM Channels
To browse the SiriusXM channels:
1. While SXM is the active source,
press the MENU knob.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight SXM Channel List.
Press the MENU knob to select.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the desired channel
and press to select that channel
for playback.
Radio Reception
Frequency interference and static can
occur during normal radio reception if
items such as phone chargers, vehicle
convenience accessories, and external
electronic devices are plugged into the
accessory power outlet. If there is
interference or static, unplug the item
from the accessory power outlet.
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FM
FM signals only reach about 16 to
65 km (10 to 40 mi). Although the
radio has a built-in electronic circuit
that automatically works to reduce
interference, some static can occur,
especially around tall buildings or
hills, causing the sound to fade in
and out.
AM
The range for most AM stations is
greater than for FM, especially at
night. The longer range can cause
station frequencies to interfere with
each other. Static can also occur when
things like storms and power lines
interfere with radio reception. When
this happens, try reducing the treble
on the radio.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service
If equipped, SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Service provides digital radio
reception. Tall buildings or hills can
interfere with satellite radio signals,
causing the sound to fade in and out.
In addition, traveling or standing
under heavy foliage, bridges, garages,
or tunnels may cause loss of the
SiriusXM signal for a period of time.
Cell Phone Usage
Cell phone usage, such as making or
receiving phone calls, charging, or just
having the phone on may cause static
interference in the radio. Unplug the
phone or turn it off if this happens.
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Caution
Using a razor blade or sharp object
to clear the inside rear window can
damage the rear window antenna
and/or the rear window defogger.
Repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Do not clear
the inside rear window with sharp
objects.
Backglass Antenna
The AM-FM antenna is integrated
with the rear window defogger in the
rear window. Do not scratch the inside
surface or damage the lines in the
glass. If the inside surface is damaged,
it could interfere with radio reception.
For proper radio reception, the
antenna connector needs to be
properly attached to the post on the
glass.
If attaching a cell phone antenna to
the glass, attach it between the grid
lines.
Caution
Do not apply aftermarket glass
tinting with metallic film. The
metallic film in some tinting
materials will interfere with or
distort the incoming radio
reception. Any damage caused to
the backglass antenna due to
metallic tinting materials will not
be covered by the vehicle warranty.
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Multi-Band Antenna
The roof antenna is for OnStar,
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (U.S. and
Canada only), and GPS (Global
Positioning System). Keep clear of
obstructions for clear reception. If the
vehicle has a sunroof, and it is open,
reception can also be affected.
Audio Players
Avoiding Untrusted Media
Devices
When using media devices such as
CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs®, SD cards,
USB drives, and mobile devices,
consider the source. Untrusted media
devices could contain files that affect
system operation or performance.
Avoid use if the content or origin
cannot be trusted.
Connect the device to the other port
to initiate playback. Both ports are
capable of charging devices.
USB MP3 Player and USB Drives
. The USB MP3 players and USB
drives connected must comply
with the USB Mass Storage Class
specification (USB MSC).
. Hard disc drives are not
supported.
To play a USB device:
1. Connect the USB.
USB Port
2. Press the MEDIA button on the
faceplate until the connected
device is shown.
Playing from a USB
A USB mass storage device or Media
Transfer Protocol (MTP) device can be
connected to the USB port.
The USB port is in the center console
under the armrest and, if equipped, in
the storage behind the climate control
system. See Instrument Panel
Storage 0 101.
When connecting a non-Apple® device
to the USB port in the center console,
the message “This USB port only
supports Apple Devices” will appear.
While the USB source is active, use
the icons on the screen to operate
the USB:
.
.
.
.
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For information on how to use the
screen icons, see “Playing the Radio”
in AM-FM Radio 0 172.
USB Menu
Press the MENU knob to display the
USB menu and the following may
display:
Browse : Select to display the files
and folders on the USB device.
Tone Settings : Select to adjust Bass,
Midrange, Treble, Balance, Fade, and
EQ (Equalizer). See “Tone Settings” in
AM-FM Radio 0 172.
Auto Volume : If equipped, see “Auto
Volume” in AM-FM Radio 0 172.
Bose AudioPilot® : If equipped, this
feature can be turned on or off. See
“Bose® AudioPilot®” in AM-FM
Radio 0 172.
EQ Settings : If equipped, this feature
adjusts the pre-defined EQ modes. See
“EQ (Equalizer) Settings” in AM-FM
Radio 0 172.
DSP Modes : If equipped with a Bose®
Surround Sound System, this feature
adjusts the DSP modes. See “DSP
Modes” in AM-FM Radio 0 172.
Playing from an iPod®
This feature supports the following
iPod models:
. iPod nano® (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
generation)
. iPod with video (5.0 and 5.5)
®
.
iPod classic (6th generation)
.
iPod touch® (1st and 2nd
generation)
There may be problems with operation
and function in the following
situations:
. When connecting an iPod on
which a more recent version of the
firmware is installed than is
supported by the infotainment
system.
. When connecting an iPod on
which firmware from other
providers is installed.
To connect and control an iPod:
1. Connect one end of the standard
iPod USB cable to the iPod's dock
connector.
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2. Connect the other end to a USB
port in the center console or in
the center stack storage bin.
3. Press the MEDIA button to select
the source.
iPod music information displays on
the radio’s display and begins playing
through the vehicle’s audio system.
The iPod battery recharges
automatically while the vehicle is on.
When the vehicle is off while an iPod
is connected using the iPod USB cable,
the iPod battery stops charging and
the iPod automatically turns off.
If the iPod is an unsupported model,
it can still be listened to in the vehicle
by connecting to the auxiliary input
jack using a standard 3.5 mm (1/8 in)
stereo cable.
iPod Menu
Press the MENU knob to display the
iPod Menu and the following may
display :
Browse : Select to display the files or
songs on the iPod. See “Browse iPod
Media” later in this section.
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Tone Settings : Select to adjust Bass,
Midrange, Treble, Balance, Fade, and
EQ (Equalizer). See “Tone Settings” in
AM-FM Radio 0 172.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select a
playlist name to view a list of all
songs in the playlist.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select an
album name to view a list of all
songs on the album.
Auto Volume : If equipped, see
“Audio Volume” in AM-FM
Radio 0 172.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select the
song from the list to begin
playback.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select the
song from the list to begin
playback.
Bose AudioPilot® : If equipped, this
feature can be turned on or off. See
“Bose® AudioPilot®” in AM-FM
Radio 0 172.
EQ Settings : If equipped, this feature
adjusts the pre-defined EQ modes. See
“EQ (Equalizer) Settings” in AM-FM
Radio 0 172.
DSP Modes : If equipped with a Bose®
Surround Sound System, this feature
adjusts the DSP modes. See “DSP
Modes” in AM-FM Radio 0 172.
Browse iPod Media
Use the following to browse:
Playlists :
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view the
playlists stored on the iPod.
Artists :
Genres :
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view the
artists stored on the iPod.
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view the
genres stored on the iPod.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select an
artist name to view a list of all
albums by the artist.
2. Turn the MENU knob to select a
genre name to view a list of
artists of that genre.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select the
album from the list.
4. To begin playback, select a song
from the album.
Albums :
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view the
albums stored on the iPod.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight an artist and press to
view albums by that artist.
4. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select an
album to view songs.
5. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select the
song from the list to begin
playback.
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Songs :
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to view a list
of all songs stored on the iPod.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight and press to select the
song from the list to begin
playback.
Playing from an iPhone® or iPad®
This feature supports iPhone 3G,
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad.
Follow the same instructions as stated
earlier for using an iPod.
Auxiliary Jack
This vehicle has an AUX port in the
center console under the armrest.
Possible auxiliary audio sources
include:
. Laptop computer
.
Audio music player
This jack is not an audio output. Do
not plug headphones into the
auxiliary input jack. Auxiliary devices
should be set up while the vehicle is
in P (Park).
Connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) cable from
the auxiliary device to the auxiliary
input jack.
If an auxiliary device has already been
connected, but a different source is
currently active, press the MEDIA
faceplate button repeatedly to scroll
through all of the available audio
source screens, until the AUX source
screen is selected.
Playing from the AUX Port
An auxiliary device is played through
the audio system and controlled
through the device itself.
AUX Menu
Press the MENU knob to display the
AUX menu and the following may
display:
Tone Settings : Select to adjust Bass,
Midrange, Treble, Balance, Fade, and
EQ (Equalizer). See “Tone Settings” in
AM-FM Radio 0 172.
Auto Volume : If equipped, see “Auto
Volume” in AM-FM Radio 0 172.
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Bose AudioPilot® : If equipped, this
feature can be turned on or off. See
“Bose® AudioPilot®” in AM-FM
Radio 0 172.
EQ (Equalizer) Settings : If equipped,
this feature adjusts the pre-defined EQ
modes. See “EQ (Equalizer) Settings”
in AM-FM Radio 0 172.
DSP Modes : If equipped with a Bose®
Surround Sound System, this feature
adjusts the DSP modes. See “DSP
Modes” in AM-FM Radio 0 172.
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OnStar System
OnStar® with 4G LTE
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR)
.
Notify other drivers of your
vehicle of the above rules and
require them to comply.
If equipped, the PDR icon displays on
the Home page.
.
General Motors does not accept
any responsibility or liability in
connection with use that is not
permitted.
.
Law enforcement authorities may
have the right to seize video
recordings and use them as
evidence of criminal/driving
offenses against you or third
parties.
Important Information
If equipped with OnStar 4G LTE, up to
seven devices, such as smartphones,
tablets, and laptops, can be connected
to high-speed Internet through the
vehicle’s built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
Call 1-888-4-ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) to connect to an
OnStar Advisor for assistance. See
www.onstar.com for a detailed
instruction guide, vehicle availability,
details, and system limitations.
Services and apps vary by make,
model, year, carrier, availability, and
conditions. 4G LTE service is available
in select markets. 4G LTE
performance is based on industry
averages and vehicle systems design.
Some services require a data plan.
Use of the PDR may be prohibited or
legally restricted in certain countries
and situations. Ensure compliance
with applicable laws and regulations,
including, but not limited to: privacy
laws, laws related to camera
surveillance and recordings, road
traffic and security laws, and laws on
the protection of publicity and
personality rights.
. Do not use the PDR if it causes
distraction.
. Do not rely on camera footage to
steer the vehicle.
. Comply with any notice and
consent requirements before
capturing and/or recording the
voices or images of other persons
or before collecting other
personal data.
The PDR records video, audio, and
vehicle data. This data is stored on a
removable SD card in the glove box.
The recorded data is not stored
anywhere else and is only accessible
from the SD card.
To begin, insert a FAT32 formatted SD
card, Class 10 required, 8, 16, or 32 GB
recommended, into the glove box SD
card reader.
Touch the PDR icon to access the PDR
menu. The options displayed are:
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Start Recording
If the system is unable to begin
recording, the Start Recording button
is grayed out.
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To delete a recording, go to the
Recorded Sessions menu and touch
next to the item. See “Recorded
Sessions” later in this section.
z
The elapsed time will show when
recording. To define a finish line, see
“Define Finish Line” later in this
section.
Touch Start Recording to begin
recording. After recording begins, this
button changes to Stop Recording.
Touch to stop the recording session.
If no SD card is inserted, a message
displays.
The recording must be stopped and
the file closed before removing the SD
card, or the recording cannot be
reviewed.
To track and record the vehicle’s lap
times, the starting point of a lap must
be set. Crossing this point activates
the lap timer when recording.
Define Finish Line
If there is no available space on the
SD card, a message displays. Delete or
transfer recordings on the SD card or
use another SD card with free space.
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Select the recording to start playback.
Touch z next to an item to delete
that recording. Touch Yes to delete or
No to cancel on the confirmation
screen. Touch Dismiss to exit.
To set the finish line, position the
vehicle with the front bumper at the
start/finish point. From the PDR
menu, touch Define Finish Line and
then touch Mark Finish Line. This can
be done with the vehicle moving.
Recorded Sessions
Pause/Play : Touch to play or pause
the video. The button will change
when pressed.
/ : Touch to display the previous
screen.
Video playback is not allowed while
the vehicle is in motion.
Exit : Touch to exit the current
display.
Tap on the screen while the video is
playing to display the video controls:
Choose Video Overlay
Video Scrubber : Changes the
position and playback. The length of
the bar corresponds to the time of the
video. Advance or rewind the video by
dragging along the bar.
To view recorded videos, touch
Recorded Sessions.
Touch the Choose Video Overlay
screen button to display the menu
screen.
Select one:
. No Overlay
A list of recordings displays.
Delete Recording : Touch to delete
the video. A confirmation screen
displays. Touch Yes to delete or No to
cancel.
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Sport
.
Track
.
Performance Timing
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No Overlay:
.
Transmission State (Current Gear):
Same as Sport.
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Friction Bubble Graphic: Lateral
and longitudinal G-Forces are
displayed as a dot within a bubble.
A red dot displays when the
vehicle starts braking and turns
green when the vehicle
accelerates. The dot is white when
the vehicle is not moving. A white
dot is the default.
.
Brake and Throttle Graphic:
Displays the percentage value of
brake and throttle pedal position
from 0–100%.
.
Steering Angle: The graphic fills
from the center to the left or right
depending on the direction of
steering. The numerical steering
angle displays below the graphic.
Displays these vehicle metrics:
. Vehicle Speed: Same as Sport.
.
StabiliTrak Active Indicator: The
graphic only displays if the active
handling systems are activated.
.
GPS Tracking Map: Shows the
vehicle’s current position relative
to a known route.
.
.
Engine Rotations Per Minute
(RPMs): Same as Sport.
Performance Traction
Management (PTM) Mode:
Displays the current PTM mode.
The options are Wet, Dry, Sport 1,
Sport 2, or Race.
.
No vehicle data displays on top of the
recorded video. Vehicle data is still
available with the video when
accessed in the toolbox software.
Sport:
.
Lateral G-Force Graphic: Left and
Right G-Forces are displayed. The
graphic fills to the left or the right
depending on the measure value.
The measured G-Force displays as
a number at the top of the
graphic.
Event Odometer: This displays the
mileage driven since the recording
began.
Track:
Displays these vehicle metrics:
. Vehicle Speed: Up to three digits
are displayed in km/h or MPH
depending on vehicle settings.
. Engine Rotations Per Minute
(RPMs): The curved line shows
current RPMs. As the RPMs
increase, the backfill follows.
. Transmission State (Current Gear):
Automatic and manual
transmissions display 1, 2, etc.
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Current Lap Time: Displays the
elapsed lap time if the finish line
is defined and the vehicle has
crossed the defined finish line at
least once.
.
Event Odometer: Displays the
mileage driven since the recording
began.
.
Drive Mode: Displays the vehicle’s
current drive mode.
.
0–100 km/h (0–60 mph),
0–200 km/h (0–100 mph), 400 m
(1/4 mi), and 0–200–0 km/h
(0–100–0 mph): The timer starts
recording as soon as the vehicle
accelerates. As the vehicle passes
each speed and distance
milestone, it is displayed on the
overlay.
.
Throttle Position: Displays
the percentage of throttle applied
from 0–100%.
Performance Timing:
.
StabiliTrak Active Indicator: The
graphic only displays if the active
handling systems are activated.
Naming Convention
The recorded video file name is stored
as the recorded date and the length of
the recording.
Displays these vehicle metrics:
. Vehicle Speed: Same as Sport.
.
Engine Rotations Per Minute
(RPMs): Same as Sport.
.
Transmission State (Current Gear):
Same as Sport.
If the recorded session was recorded
while the system was in Valet Mode,
the file name will display the mode,
date, and length of time.
Settings
Touch the Settings button from the
PDR menu to display settings.
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Valet Mode Recording : Allows
recording preferences to be selected.
It is recommended that a blank SD
card be used. Available choices are:
. Automatically record when in
Valet Mode: Enables the PDR to
begin recording as soon as the
vehicle is in Valet Mode.
. Overwrite existing data when
memory full: Allows manual
overwriting of previous recordings,
one at a time starting with the
oldest, when the current recording
requires additional storage to
continue.
Audio will not record during
Valet Mode.
Record Audio : Allows audio to be
recorded along with video.
Audio will not record during
Valet Mode.
Software Information : Displays PDR
software information and version
numbers.
Toolbox Software : Allows for the
evaluation of the driver and the
vehicle performance on a personal
computer after a recorded event. See
www.cadillac.com to download the
software.
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Phone
Bluetooth (Overview)
Instructions for using the cell phone
may differ between infotainment
systems. For vehicles with the CUE
infotainment system, see the CUE
infotainment manual.
Bluetooth-capable systems can
interact with many cell phones,
allowing:
. Placement and receipt of calls in a
hands-free mode.
. Sharing of the cell phone’s address
book or contact list with the
vehicle.
To minimize driver distraction, before
driving, and with the vehicle parked:
. Become familiar with the features
of the cell phone. Organize the
phone book and contact lists
clearly and delete duplicate or
rarely used entries. If possible,
program speed dial or other
shortcuts.
. Review the controls and operation
of the infotainment system.
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.
Pair cell phone(s) to the vehicle.
The system may not work with all
cell phones. See “Pairing” in this
section.
.
If the cell phone has voice dialing
capability, learn to use that
feature to access the address book
or contact list. See “Voice
Pass-Thru” in this section.
.
See “Storing and Deleting Phone
Numbers” in this section.
{ Warning
When using a cell phone, it can be
distracting to look too long or too
often at the screen of the phone or
the infotainment system. Taking
your eyes off the road too long or
too often could cause a crash
resulting in injury or death. Focus
your attention on driving.
Vehicles with a Bluetooth system can
use a Bluetooth-capable cell phone
with a Hands-Free Profile to make and
receive phone calls. The infotainment
system and voice recognition are used
to control the system. The system can
be used while in ON/RUN/START or
ACC/ACCESSORY. The range of the
Bluetooth system can be up to 9.1 m
(30 ft). Not all phones support all
functions and not all phones work
with the Bluetooth system. For U.S.
only, see www.gm.com/bluetooth for
more information about compatible
phones.
Bluetooth Controls
Use the buttons on the faceplate and
the steering wheel to operate the
Bluetooth system.
Steering Wheel Controls
g : Press to answer incoming calls
and start voice recognition.
c : Press to end a call, reject a call,
or cancel an operation. Press to mute
or unmute the infotainment system.
Infotainment System Controls
For information about how to navigate
the menu system using the
infotainment controls, see
Overview 0 168.
MENU : Turn to scroll through the
phone menu, including Contacts,
Recent Calls, Keypad, and Bluetooth
Devices. Press to select an entry and
dial when appropriate.
{ : Press to go to the Home Page. See
Home Page 0 169.
PHONE : Press to enter the phone
main menu. See Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls) 0 187 or
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition) 0 191 or
Bluetooth (Overview) 0 185.
Voice Recognition
The voice recognition system uses
commands to control the system and
dial phone numbers.
Noise : The system may not recognize
voice commands if there is too much
background noise.
When to Speak : A tone sounds to
indicate that the system is ready for a
voice command. Wait for the tone and
then speak.
How to Speak : Speak clearly in a
calm and natural voice.
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Audio System
When using the Bluetooth system,
sound comes through the vehicle's
front audio system speakers and
overrides the audio system. Use the O
knob during a call to change the
volume level. The system maintains a
minimum volume level.
Bluetooth Audio Quality
Turn off the Echo and Noise
cancellation feature on your phone,
if supported, for the best hands-free
performance.
For U.S. only, see www.gm.com/
bluetooth for more information.
Other Information
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos
are owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.
and any use of such marks by General
Motors is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those
of their respective owners.
Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls)
For information about how to navigate
the menu system using the
infotainment controls, see
Overview 0 168.
Switching to Handset or
Handsfree Mode
To switch between handset mode, use
the OnStar command, “Transfer call.”
Pairing
A Bluetooth-enabled cell phone must
be paired to the Bluetooth system and
then connected to the vehicle before it
can be used. See your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide for
Bluetooth functions before pairing the
cell phone. If a Bluetooth phone is not
connected, calls can be made using
OnStar Hands-Free Calling,
if available. See OnStar Overview 0 398.
Pairing Information
. Up to five cell phones can be
paired to the Bluetooth system.
. The pairing process is disabled
when the vehicle is moving.
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Pairing only needs to be
completed once, unless the pairing
information on the cell phone
changes or the cell phone is
deleted from the system.
.
Only one paired cell phone can be
connected to the Bluetooth system
at a time.
.
If multiple paired cell phones are
within range of the system, the
system connects to the first
available paired cell phone in the
order that they were newly paired
to the system. To link to a
different paired phone, see
“Connecting to a Different Phone”
later in this section.
Pairing a Phone or Device
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob to access the
PHONE screen button, then press
the MENU knob to select the
PHONE screen button. If a device
has been previously paired, the
main Phone menu will be shown.
If no devices have been paired,
Step 2 can be skipped.
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2. Turn the MENU knob and press
to select Manage Phones.
7. Repeat Steps 1–6 to pair
additional phones or devices.
3. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the Pair
screen button. A four-digit
Personal Identification Number
(PIN) appears on the display. The
PIN is used in Step 5.
Listing All Paired and Connected
Phones
4. Start the pairing process on the
cell phone to be paired to the
vehicle. See the cell phone
manufacturer's user guide for
information on this process.
5. Locate the device named “Your
Vehicle” in the list on the cell
phone. Follow the instructions
on the cell phone to enter the
PIN provided in Step 3. If a
six-digit code is shown on the
phone and the vehicle screen,
confirm the codes are the same.
The system recognizes the new
connected phone after the
pairing process is complete.
6. If the phone prompts to accept
connection or allow phone book
download, select Always Accept
and Allow. The phone book may
not be available if not accepted.
1. To list all paired devices, turn
the MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen button.
2. Turn the MENU knob and press
to select Manage Phones.
Deleting a Paired Phone
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to select
the PHONE screen button or
press the PHONE button on the
faceplate.
2. Turn the MENU knob and press
to select Manage Phones.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the phone to be
deleted.
4. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
DELETE screen button to delete
the highlighted device.
5. A confirmation screen is
displayed. Press the button just
below the DELETE screen button
to confirm deletion.
Connecting to a Different Phone
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to select
the PHONE screen button or
press the PHONE button on the
faceplate.
2. Turn the MENU knob and press
to select Manage Phones.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the phone to be
connected.
4. Press the button just below the
Connect screen button to
connect to the highlighted
device.
Phone Menu
Once a phone is connected and
selected, the following may display:
Recent Calls : Turn the MENU knob
to highlight Recent Calls and press to
select.
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Contacts : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Contacts and press to select.
Keypad : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Keypad and press to select.
Active Call : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Active Call and press to
select and display the active call
screen.
When a cell phone supports the
phone book feature, the Contacts and
Recent Calls menus are automatically
available.
The Contacts menu allows you to
access the phone book stored in the
cell phone to make a call.
Manage Phones : Turn the MENU
knob to highlight Manage Phones and
press to select.
The Recent Calls menu allows you to
access the phone numbers from the
Incoming Calls, Outgoing Calls, and
Missed Calls menus on the cell phone
to make a call.
Making a Call Using Contacts
and Recent Calls
To make a call using the Contacts
menu :
For cell phones that support the
Contacts and Recent Calls feature, the
Bluetooth system can use the contacts
stored on your cell phone to make
calls. See your cell phone
manufacturer’s user guide or contact
your wireless provider to find out if
this feature is supported by your
phone.
If the phone prompts to allow phone
book download during the pairing
process, select Always Accept and
Allow. The phone book may not be
available if not accepted.
1. Turn the MENU knob, then press
to select the PHONE screen
button, or press the PHONE
button on the faceplate.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Contacts and press to
select.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the letter group and
press to select.
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4. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the contact and press
to select.
5. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the desired number,
then press the MENU knob to
call the contact.
To make a call using the Recent Calls
menu :
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to select
the PHONE screen button.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Recent Calls and press
to select.
If necessary, select between
Missed, Recent, and Sent calls by
turning the MENU knob to
highlight the desired screen
button, then pressing the MENU
knob to select it.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the contact or the
phone number.
4. Press the MENU knob to call the
contact.
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Making a Call Using the Keypad
Declining a Call
.
To make a call:
To decline a call, do one of the
following :
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
IGNORE screen button.
Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
IGNORE screen button.
.
Press c on the steering wheel
controls or do nothing.
1. Turn the MENU knob, then press
to select the PHONE screen
button.
2. Turn the MENU knob and press
to select Keypad.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the first digit and press
to select. Continue this process
through the number. To call,
press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the CALL
screen button.
Accepting or Declining a Call
When an incoming call is received, the
infotainment system mutes and a ring
tone is heard in the vehicle.
Accepting a Call
To accept a call, do one of the
following :
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
ANSWER screen button.
.
Press g on the steering wheel
controls.
.
Press c on the steering wheel
controls or do nothing.
Call Waiting
Call waiting must be supported on the
Bluetooth phone and enabled by the
wireless service carrier to work.
Accepting a Call Waiting Call
To accept a call waiting call, do one of
the following :
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
SWITCH screen button.
.
Press g on the steering wheel
controls.
Declining a Call Waiting Call
To decline a call waiting call, do one
of the following:
Ending a Call
To end a call, do one of the following :
. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the END
screen button.
Press c on the steering wheel
controls.
.
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
(DTMF) Tones
The in-vehicle Bluetooth system can
send numbers during a call. This is
used when calling a menu-driven
phone system.
1. Press the area just above the
chrome bar and below the
KEYPAD screen button.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the first digit and press
to select.
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If not initially in the phone
application, from the Home Page, turn
the MENU knob, then press to select
the PHONE screen button. From the
PHONE main menu, turn the MENU
knob to highlight “Active Call” and
press to select.
Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition)
Using Voice Recognition
To use voice recognition, press g on
the steering wheel. Use the commands
below for the various voice features.
For additional information, say “Help”
while you are in a voice
recognition menu.
Pairing
A Bluetooth-enabled cell phone must
be paired to the Bluetooth system and
then connected to the vehicle before it
can be used. See your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide for
Bluetooth functions before pairing the
cell phone. If a Bluetooth phone is not
connected, calls can be made using
OnStar Hands-Free Calling,
if available. See OnStar Overview 0 398.
Pairing a Phone
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “Pair.” The system responds
with instructions and a four-digit
Personal Identification Number
(PIN). The PIN is used in Step 5.
4. Start the pairing process on the
cell phone that you want to pair.
For help with this process, see
your cell phone manufacturer's
user guide.
5. Locate the device named “Your
Vehicle” in the list on the cell
phone. Follow the instructions
on the cell phone to enter the
PIN provided in Step 3. The
system may respond with a six
digit code to be confirmed on the
cell phone (instead of entering a
four-digit code). Check that the
same digits are shown on the cell
phone and say "Yes" to confirm.
Select Confirm on the cell phone
as well. After the PIN is
successfully entered, the system
prompts you to provide a name
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for the paired cell phone. This
name will be used to indicate
which phones are paired and
connected to the vehicle. The
system responds with “<Phone
name> has been successfully
paired” after the pairing process
is complete.
6. Repeat Steps 1−5 to pair
additional phones.
Listing All Paired and Connected
Phones
The system can list all cell phones
paired to it. If a paired cell phone is
also connected to the vehicle, the
system responds with “is connected”
after that phone name.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “List.”
Deleting a Paired Phone
If the phone name to delete is
unknown, see “Listing All Paired and
Connected Phones.”
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1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
Storing and Deleting Phone
Numbers
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
The following commands are used to
delete and store phone numbers.
3. Say “Delete.” The system asks for
which phone to delete.
4. Say the name of the phone to
delete.
Connecting to a Different Phone
To connect to a different cell phone,
the Bluetooth system looks for the
next available cell phone in the order
in which all available cell phones were
paired. This may need to be repeated
depending on how many cell phones
have been connected.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “Change phone.”
. If another cell phone is
found, the response will be
“<Phone name> is now
connected.”
. If another cell phone is not
found, the original phone
remains connected.
Store : This command will store a
phone number or a group of numbers
as a name tag.
Digit Store : This command allows a
phone number to be stored as a name
tag by entering the digits one at
a time.
Delete : This command is used to
delete individual name tags.
Delete All Name Tags : This
command deletes all stored name tags
in the Hands-Free Calling Directory
and the Destinations Directory.
Using the “Store” Command
Using the “Digit Store” Command
If an unwanted number is recognized
by the system, say “Correction” at any
time to clear the last number.
To hear all of the digits recognized by
the system, say “Verify” at any time.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Digit Store.”
3. Say each digit, one at a time.
After each digit is entered, the
system repeats back the digit it
heard followed by a tone. After
the last digit has been entered,
say “Store,” and then follow the
directions given by the system to
save a name tag for this number.
Using the “Delete” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Store.”
2. Say “Delete.”
3. Say the entire phone number or
a group of digits all at once with
no pauses, then follow the
directions given by the system to
save a name tag for this number.
3. Say the name tag you want to
delete.
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Using the “Delete All Name Tags”
Command
Dial or Call : The dial or call
command can be used
interchangeably to dial a phone
number or a stored name tag.
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Using the “Digit Dial” Command
Digit Dial : This command allows a
phone number to be dialed by
entering the digits one at a time.
The digit dial command allows a
phone number to be dialed by
entering the digits one at a time. After
each digit is entered, the system
repeats back the digit it heard
followed by a tone.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
Redial : This command is used to dial
the last number used on the cell
phone.
If an unwanted number is recognized
by the system, say “Correction” at any
time to clear the last number.
2. Say “Delete all nametags.”
Using the “Dial” or “Call” Command
To hear all of the numbers recognized
by the system, say “Verify” at
any time.
This command deletes all stored name
tags in the Hands-Free Calling
Directory and the Destinations
Directory.
To delete all name tags:
Listing Stored Numbers
The list command will list all the
stored numbers and name tags.
Using the “List” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
3. Say the entire number without
pausing or say the name tag.
2. Say “Digit Dial.”
2. Say “Directory.”
Once connected, the person called will
be heard through the audio speakers.
3. Say “Hands-Free Calling.”
Calling Emergency
4. Say “List.”
Making a Call
Calls can be made using the following
commands.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
3. Say [emergency number].
4. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
3. Say each digit, one at a time.
After each digit is entered, the
system repeats back the digit it
heard followed by a tone. After
the last digit has been entered,
say “Dial.”
Once connected, the person called will
be heard through the audio speakers.
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Using the “Redial” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. After the tone, say “Redial.” The
system dials the last number
called from the connected cell
phone.
Once connected, the person called will
be heard through the audio speakers.
.
To ignore the incoming call, no
action is required.
.
Press c to disconnect the
current call and switch to the call
on hold.
Three-Way Calling
Three-way calling must be supported
on the cell phone and enabled by the
wireless service carrier.
Receiving a Call
1. While on a call, press
When an incoming call is received, the
audio system mutes and a ring tone is
heard in the vehicle.
2. Say “Three-way call.”
.
.
g to answer the call.
Press c to ignore a call.
Press
Call Waiting
Call waiting must be supported on the
cell phone and enabled by the wireless
service carrier.
.
Press g to answer an incoming
call when another call is active.
The original call is placed on hold.
.
Press g again to return to the
original call.
g.
3. Use the “Dial” or “Call” command
to dial the number of the third
party to be called.
4. Once the call is connected, press
g to link all callers together.
Ending a Call
Press
c to end a call.
Transferring a Call
Audio can be transferred between the
Bluetooth system and the cell phone.
The cell phone must be paired and
connected with the Bluetooth system
before a call can be transferred. The
connection process can take up to
two minutes after the ignition is
turned to ON/RUN/START.
To Transfer Audio from the
Bluetooth System to a Cell Phone
During a call with the audio in the
vehicle:
1. Press
g.
2. Say “Transfer call.”
To Transfer Audio to the Bluetooth
System from a Cell Phone
During a call with the audio on the
cell phone, press g. The audio
transfers to the vehicle. If the audio
does not transfer to the vehicle, use
the audio transfer feature on the cell
phone. See your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide for more
information.
Voice Pass-Thru
Voice pass-thru allows access to the
voice recognition commands on the
cell phone. See your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide to see if the
cell phone supports this feature.
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To access contacts stored in the cell
phone:
Sending a Number or Name Tag
During a Call
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
2. Say “Dial.”
3. Say “Voice.” The system responds
“OK, accessing <phone name>.”
3. Say the number or name tag
to send.
The cell phone's normal prompt
messages will go through their cycle
according to the phone's operating
instructions.
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
(DTMF) Tones
The Bluetooth system can send
numbers and the numbers stored as
name tags during a call. You can use
this feature when calling a
menu-driven phone system. Account
numbers can also be stored for use.
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Trademarks and License
Agreements
FCC Information
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 395.
Clearing the System
Unless information is deleted out of
the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, it will
be retained indefinitely. This includes
all phone pairing information. For
information on how to delete this
information, see “Deleting a Paired
Phone.”
“Made for iPod” and “Made for iPhone”
mean that an electronic accessory has
been designed to connect specifically
to iPod or iPhone and has been
certified by the developer to meet
Apple performance standards.
iPod and iPhone are trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
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Fees and Taxes: Subscription fee,
taxes, one time activation fee, and
other fees may apply. Subscription fee
is consumer only. All fees and
programming subject to change.
Subscriptions subject to Customer
Agreement available at
www.siriusxm.com (U.S.) and
www.siriusxm.ca (Canada). SiriusXM ®
service only available in the
48 contiguous United States and
Canada.
In Canada: Some deterioration of
service may occur in extreme northern
latitudes. This is beyond the control of
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.
It is prohibited to copy, decompile,
disassemble, reverse engineer, hack,
manipulate, or otherwise make
available any technology or software
incorporated in receivers compatible
with the SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
System or that support the SiriusXM
website, the Online Service or any of
its content. Furthermore, the AMBER
voice compression software included
in this product is protected by
intellectual property rights including
patent rights, copyrights, and trade
secrets of Digital Voice Systems, Inc.
General Requirements:
1. A License Agreement from
SiriusXM is required for any
product that incorporates
SiriusXM Technology and/or for
use of any of the SiriusXM marks
to be manufactured, distributed,
or marketed in the SiriusXM
service Area.
2. For products to be distributed,
marketed, and/or sold in Canada,
a separate agreement is required
with Canadian Satellite Radio
Inc. (operating as SiriusXM
Canada).
HD Radio Technology (If Equipped)
HD Radio Technology manufactured
under license from iBiquity Digital
Corporation. U.S. and Foreign patents.
HD Radio™ and the HD, HD Radio,
and “Arc” logos are proprietary
trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp.
Bluetooth
The Bluetooth word mark and logos
are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and andy use of such marks by
General Motors is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those
of their respective owners.
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Climate Controls
Climate Control Systems
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic Climate Control System (Base)
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System (Base) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System (Uplevel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
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If equipped with this system, it controls the heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Air Vents
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
7. Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
2. Fan Control
8. Recirculation
3. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
9. Rear Window Defogger
4. Air Delivery Mode Control
10. Defrost
5. OFF (Fan)
11. AC (Air Conditioning)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
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Climate Control Function with Stop/
Start (If Equipped)
The climate control system depends
on other vehicle systems for heat and
power input. The climate control
system will balance stop/start
efficiency with air conditioning
comfort and defog operation.
The following climate control settings
result in fewer auto stops:
. The defrost mode.
.
High fan speed settings.
.
Extreme temperature settings.
Automatic Operation
The system automatically controls the
fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to the
desired temperature.
When AUTO is lit, all four functions
operate automatically. Each function
can also be manually set and the
selected setting is displayed.
Functions not manually set will
continue to be automatically
controlled, even if the AUTO indicator
is not lit.
For automatic operation:
1. Press AUTO.
2. Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as needed
for best comfort.
To improve fuel efficiency and to cool
the vehicle faster, recirculation may be
automatically selected in warm
weather. The recirculation light will
not come on. Press @ to select
recirculation; press it again to select
outside air.
English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Settings” under
Instrument Cluster 0 114.
OFF : Press to turn the fan on or off.
The temperature control and air
delivery mode can still be adjusted.
w or x : 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.
SYNC : Press SYNC to link all climate
zone settings to the driver settings.
The SYNC indicator will be lit. Adjust
the driver side temperature control to
change the linked temperature. When
the passenger settings are adjusted,
the temperatures are unlinked and the
SYNC indicator turns off.
Manual Operation
z 9 or 9y : Press the fan control
buttons to increase or decrease the
fan speed. Press and hold the buttons
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, press OFF.
zNy : Press the air delivery mode
buttons to change the direction of the
airflow. Selecting any of the air
delivery modes cancels automatic air
delivery control and the direction of
the airflow can be controlled
manually. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation.
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To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
\ : Air is divided between the
instrument panel outlets and the floor
outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets, with some air to the
windshield and side windows.
- : Clears the windows of fog or
moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield, side windows and floor
outlets. Some air may go to the rear
floor outlets.
0 : Press 0 to turn defrost on or
off. This clears the windshield of fog
or frost more quickly. Air is directed to
the windshield, and side windows.
A/C : Press to turn the 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. When the indicator light is
on, the air conditioner runs
automatically to cool the air inside
the vehicle or to dry the air needed to
defog the windshield faster.
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.
@ : Press to alternate between
recirculating air inside the vehicle or
pulling in outside air. The indicator
light on the button is lit when
recirculation mode is active. This
helps to quickly cool the air inside the
vehicle or reduce the outside air and
odors that may enter.
Pressing this button cancels automatic
recirculation. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation; recirculation
runs automatically as needed.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
Auto Defog : The climate control
system may have a sensor to
automatically detect high humidity
inside the vehicle. When high
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humidity is detected, the climate
control system may adjust to outside
air supply and turn on the air
conditioner. If the climate control
system does not detect possible
window fogging, it returns to normal
operation. To turn Auto Defog off or
on, see “Climate and Air Quality”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
Rear Window Defogger
K : Press to turn the rear window
defogger on or off. An indicator light
on the button comes on to show that
the rear window defogger is on.
The upper gridlines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are not
intended to heat when the defogger is
activated.
The heated outside mirrors turn on
when the rear window defogger
button is on. They help to clear fog or
frost from the surface of the mirrors.
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Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the
front windshield and rear window
with a razor blade or anything else
that is sharp. This may damage the
rear window defogger grid and
affect the radio's ability to pick up
stations clearly. The repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
J or z : If equipped, press J or z
to heat the driver or passenger seat
cushion and seatback.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
The vehicle also has auto heated and
ventilated seats that turn on when the
vehicle is on. The seats will activate at
the level required by the vehicle’s
interior temperature. Use the manual
heated or ventilated seat buttons to
turn auto heated or ventilated seats
off. The auto heated or ventilated
seats feature can be turned on or off.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 147 and
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats 0 62.
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 0 37.
The rear window defogger turns on if
it is cold outside.
Sensors
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.
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System (Uplevel)
The climate control buttons and the
touch screen are used to adjust the
heating, cooling, and ventilation.
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1. Outside Air Temperature Display
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Displays
3. Fan Control
4. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
5. A/C Mode (Air Conditioning)
6. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
Climate Control Buttons
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
Climate Control Touch Screen
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.
2. Fan Control
3. OFF (Fan)
4. Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
5. Recirculation
6. Rear Window Defogger
7. Defrost
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
7. Air Delivery Mode Control
Climate Touch Screen Controls
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Climate Control Status Screen
The following climate control settings
result in fewer auto stops:
. The defrost mode.
.
High fan speed settings.
.
Extreme temperature settings.
For maximum air conditioning
comfort, use the stop/start disable
switch. See “Auto Engine Stop/Start”
under Starting the Engine 0 224.
Automatic Operation
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.
Climate Control Function with Stop/
Start (If Equipped)
The climate control system depends
on other vehicle systems for heat and
power input. The climate control
system will balance stop/start
efficiency with air conditioning
comfort and defog operation.
The system automatically controls the
fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to the
desired temperature.
When AUTO is lit, all four functions
operate automatically. Each function
can also be manually set and the
selected setting is displayed.
Functions not manually set will
continue to be automatically
controlled, even if the AUTO indicator
is not lit.
For automatic operation:
1. Press AUTO.
2. Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as needed
for best comfort.
To improve fuel efficiency and to cool
the vehicle faster, recirculation may be
automatically selected in warm
weather. The recirculation light will
not come on. Press @ to select
recirculation; press it again to select
outside air.
English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Settings” under
Instrument Cluster 0 114.
OFF : Press to turn the fan on or off.
The temperature control and air
delivery mode can still be adjusted.
w or x : 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.
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SYNC : 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. When
the passenger settings are adjusted,
the SYNC button is displayed when
the temperatures are unlinked.
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.
Manual Operation
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
z 9 or 9 y : 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 the touch
screen fan control until it is off.
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
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
panel outlets.
\ : Air is divided between the
instrument panel outlets and the floor
outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets, with some air to the
windshield and side windows.
- : Clears the windows of fog or
moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield, side windows, and floor
outlets. Some air may go to the rear
floor outlets.
0 : Press 0 to turn defrost on or
off. This clears the windshield of fog
or frost more quickly. Air is directed to
the windshield and side windows.
A/C Mode : Press the A/C Mode touch
screen control to turn the automatic
air conditioning on or off. If the fan is
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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.
@ : Press to alternate between
recirculating air inside the vehicle or
pulling in outside air. The indicator
light on the button is lit when
recirculation mode is active. This
helps to quickly cool the air inside the
vehicle or reduce the outside air and
odors that may enter.
Pressing this button cancels automatic
recirculation. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation; recirculation
runs automatically as needed.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
Auto Defog : The climate control
system may have a sensor to
automatically detect high humidity
inside the vehicle. When high
humidity is detected, the climate
control system may adjust to outside
air supply and turn on the air
conditioner. If the climate control
system does not detect possible
window fogging, it returns to normal
operation. To turn Auto Defog off or
on, see “Climate and Air Quality”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
Rear Window Defogger
K : Press to turn the rear window
defogger on or off. An indicator light
on the button comes on to show that
the rear window defogger is on.
The upper gridlines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are not
intended to heat when the defogger is
activated.
The heated outside mirrors turn on
when the rear window defogger
button is on. They help to clear fog or
frost from the surface of the mirrors.
The rear window defogger can be set
to automatic operation. See “Climate
and Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147. When auto rear
defog is selected, the rear window
defogger turns on automatically when
the interior temperature is cold and
the outside temperature is about 4 °C
(40 °F) and below. The auto rear
defogger turns off automatically.
Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the
front windshield and rear window
with a razor blade or anything else
that is sharp. This may damage the
rear window defogger grid and
affect the radio's ability to pick up
stations clearly. The repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
J or z : If equipped, press J or z
to heat the driver or passenger seat
cushion and seatback.
If equipped, press C or { to ventilate
the driver or passenger seat.
The vehicle also has auto heated and
ventilated seats that turn on when the
vehicle is on. The seats will activate at
the level required by the vehicle’s
interior temperature. Use the manual
heated or ventilated seat buttons to
turn auto heated or ventilated seats
off. The auto heated or ventilated
seats feature can be turned on or off.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 147 and
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats 0 62.
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 0 37.
The rear window defogger turns on if
it is cold outside.
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Sensor
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Air Vents
Adjustable air vents are in the center
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
windshield and the driver side and
passenger side door windows. These
are fixed and cannot be adjusted.
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Operation Tips
. Clear away any ice, snow, or leaves
from air inlets at the base of the
windshield that could block the
flow of air into the vehicle.
. Keep the path under the front
seats clear of objects to help
circulate the air inside the vehicle
more effectively.
. Use of non-GM approved hood
deflectors can adversely affect the
performance of the system. Check
with your dealer before adding
equipment to the outside of the
vehicle.
. Do not attach any devices to the
air vent slats. This restricts airflow
and may cause damage to the air
vents.
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
The filter reduces dust, pollen, and
other airborne irritants from outside
air that is pulled into the vehicle. The
filter should be replaced as part of
routine scheduled maintenance. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 368.
See your dealer regarding replacement
of the filter.
Service
All vehicles have a label underhood
that identifies the refrigerant used in
the vehicle. The refrigerant system
should only be serviced by trained and
certified technicians. The air
conditioning evaporator should never
be repaired or replaced by one from a
salvage vehicle. It should only be
replaced by a new evaporator to
ensure proper and safe operation.
During service, all refrigerants should
be reclaimed with proper equipment.
Venting refrigerants directly to the
atmosphere is harmful to the
environment and may also create
unsafe conditions based on inhalation,
combustion, frostbite, or other
health-based concerns.
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Driving and
Operating
Driving Information
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Track Events and Competitive
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . .
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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209
209
209
209
210
210
211
211
216
216
217
218
218
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . .
Composite Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant Heater . . . . . . . . . . .
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222
223
224
226
227
Shifting Into Park (Automatic
Transmission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking over Things
That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extended Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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228
229
229
229
Engine Exhaust
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . 231
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Manual Transmission
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Active Rev Match . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Brakes
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . .
Parking Brake (Electric) . . . . . . . . . .
Parking Brake (Manual) . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . .
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238
240
240
241
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Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Competitive Driving Mode
(FE4 Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited-Slip Rear Axle (Except
V-Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
(V-Series Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
241
243
246
249
249
Cruise Control
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . 252
Driver Assistance Systems
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . . .
Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . .
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . .
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . .
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260
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264
266
268
268
270
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Fuel
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Fuel Requirements . . . .
Fuels in Foreign Countries . . . . . . .
Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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272
273
273
273
275
Trailer Towing
General Towing Information . . . .
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing (Sedan With
V6 Engine Except V-Series) . . . .
Trailer Towing (Sedan With L4
Engine, Coupe, and
V-Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Equipment (Sedan With
V6 Engine Except V-Series) . . . .
Towing Equipment (Sedan With
L4 Engine, Coupe, and
V-Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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276
278
279
279
280
Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . 280
Driving Information
.
Become familiar with vehicle
features before driving, such as
programming favorite radio
stations and adjusting climate
control and seat settings. Program
all trip information into any
navigation device prior to driving.
.
Wait until the vehicle is parked to
retrieve items that have fallen to
the floor.
.
Stop or park the vehicle to tend to
children.
.
Keep pets in an appropriate carrier
or restraint.
.
Avoid stressful conversations
while driving, whether with a
passenger or on a cell phone.
Distracted Driving
Distraction comes in many forms and
can take your focus from the task of
driving. Exercise good judgment and
do not let other activities divert your
attention away from the road. Many
local governments have enacted laws
regarding driver distraction. Become
familiar with the local laws in
your area.
To avoid distracted driving, keep your
eyes on the road, keep your hands on
the steering wheel, and focus your
attention on driving.
. Do not use a phone in demanding
driving situations. Use a
hands-free method to place or
receive necessary phone calls.
. Watch the road. Do not read, take
notes, or look up information on
phones or other electronic devices.
. Designate a front seat passenger
to handle potential distractions.
{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road too
long or too often could cause a
crash resulting in injury or death.
Focus your attention on driving.
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Refer to the Infotainment manual and
Infotainment section for more
information on using that system,
including pairing and using a cell
phone
Defensive Driving
Defensive driving means “always
expect the unexpected.” The first step
in driving defensively is to wear the
safety belt. See Safety Belts 0 65.
. Assume that other road users
(pedestrians, bicyclists, and other
drivers) are going to be careless
and make mistakes. Anticipate
what they might do and be ready.
. Allow enough following distance
between you and the driver in
front of you.
. Focus on the task of driving.
{ Warning
Drinking and then driving is very
dangerous. Your reflexes,
perceptions, attentiveness, and
judgment can be affected by even a
small amount of alcohol. You can
have a serious — or even fatal —
collision if you drive after drinking.
Do not drink and drive or ride with
a driver who has been drinking.
Ride home in a cab; or if you are
with a group, designate a driver
who will not drink.
Control of a Vehicle
Braking, steering, and accelerating are
important factors in helping to control
a vehicle while driving.
Drunk Driving
Braking
Death and injury associated with
drinking and driving is a global
tragedy.
Braking action involves perception
time and reaction time. Deciding to
push the brake pedal is perception
time. Actually doing it is
reaction time.
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Average driver reaction time is about
three-quarters of a second. In that
time, a vehicle moving at 100 km/h
(60 mph) travels 20 m (66 ft), which
could be a lot of distance in an
emergency.
Helpful braking tips to keep in mind
include:
. Keep enough distance between
you and the vehicle in front
of you.
. Avoid needless heavy braking.
.
Keep pace with traffic.
If the engine ever stops while the
vehicle is being driven, brake normally
but do not pump the brakes. Doing so
could make the pedal harder to push
down. If the engine stops, there will
be some power brake assist but it will
be used when the brake is applied.
Once the power assist is used up, it
can take longer to stop and the brake
pedal will be harder to push.
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Steering
Variable Effort Steering
Some vehicles have a steering system
that varies the amount of effort
required to steer the vehicle in
relation to the speed of the vehicle.
The amount of steering effort required
is less at slower speeds to make the
vehicle more maneuverable and easier
to park. At faster speeds, the steering
effort increases to provide a sport-like
feel to the steering. This provides
maximum control and stability.
Electric Power Steering
The vehicle has electric power
steering. It does not have power
steering fluid. Regular maintenance is
not required.
If power steering assist is lost due to a
system malfunction, the vehicle can
be steered, but may require increased
effort. See your dealer if there is a
problem.
If the steering wheel is turned until it
reaches the end of its travel and is
held against that position for an
extended period of time, power
steering assist may be reduced.
Steering in Emergencies
.
There are some situations when
steering around a problem may be
more effective than braking.
.
Holding both sides of the steering
wheel allows you to turn
180 degrees without removing
a hand.
Normal use of the power steering
assist should return when the system
cools down.
.
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
allows steering while braking.
See specific vehicle steering messages
under Vehicle Messages 0 135.
Off-Road Recovery
If steering assist is used for an
extended period of time, power assist
may be reduced.
See your dealer if there is a problem.
Curve Tips
.
Take curves at a reasonable speed.
.
Reduce speed before entering a
curve.
.
Maintain a reasonable steady
speed through the curve.
.
Wait until the vehicle is out of the
curve before accelerating gently
into the straightaway.
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The vehicle's right wheels can drop off
the edge of a road onto the shoulder
while driving. Follow these tips:
.
Acceleration Skid — too much
throttle causes the driving wheels
to spin.
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.
Defensive drivers avoid most skids by
taking reasonable care suited to
existing conditions, and by not
overdriving those conditions. But
skids are always possible.
2. Turn the steering wheel about
one-eighth of a turn, until the
right front tire contacts the
pavement edge.
If the vehicle starts to slide, follow
these suggestions:
. Ease your foot off the accelerator
pedal and steer the way you want
the vehicle to go. The vehicle may
straighten out. Be ready for a
second skid if it occurs.
. Slow down and adjust your driving
according to weather conditions.
Stopping distance can be longer
and vehicle control can be affected
when traction is reduced by water,
snow, ice, gravel, or other material
on the road. Learn to recognize
warning clues — such as enough
water, ice, or packed snow on the
road to make a mirrored surface
— and slow down when you have
any doubt.
3. Turn the steering wheel to go
straight down the roadway.
Loss of Control
Skidding
There are three types of skids that
correspond to the vehicle's three
control systems:
. Braking Skid — wheels are not
rolling.
. Steering or Cornering Skid — too
much speed or steering in a curve
causes tires to slip and lose
cornering force.
.
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Try to avoid sudden steering,
acceleration, or braking, including
reducing vehicle speed by shifting
to a lower gear. Any sudden
changes could cause the tires to
slide.
Remember: Antilock brakes help avoid
only the braking skid.
Track Events and
Competitive Driving
Competitive driving may affect the
vehicle warranty. See the warranty
manual before using the vehicle for
competitive driving.
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.
Competitive Driving Mode can be
selected. See Driver Mode
Control 0 243.
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Engine Oil
2.0L L4 Turbo Engine (LTG) Only:
. 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.
. Use a 600 W fan in addition to the
production option V03.
. Premium fuel must be used for
competitive driving to protect
against engine damage. Colder
spark plug ratings should also be
used. Consult your dealer.
3.6L V6 Non-Turbo (LGX)
Engine Only:
. 3.6L V6 Non-Turbo Engine (LGX)
with Oil Cooler: Confirm the oil
level is at the upper mark that
shows the proper operating range
on the engine oil dipstick.
. 3.6L V6 Non-Turbo Engine (LGX)
without Oil Cooler: Do not use for
track events and competitive
driving.
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
(LF4) Only:
. The 3.6L V6 twin turbo engine
(LF4) requires premium fuel, and
comes standard with a 7 qt sump,
integrated oil cooler, and other
powertrain and powertrain cooling
components in preparation for
track use.
Automatic Transmission Fluid
Have the transmission fluid set to the
track specific oil level prior to track
usage. Transmission fluid should be
changed after 30 hours of track usage.
Any transmission level set or change
should be performed at your dealer.
Brake Fluid
.
.
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 0 377.
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 between racing/closed
track driving.
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 0 377.
Brake Burnishing
For vehicles equipped with front
Brembo® brake systems:
Base Vehicles Only: Performance/
racing brake pads are required prior to
racing or closed track driving. Vehicles
with option code Y4Q have
performance brake pads.
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New brake pads must be burnished
before racing or other competitive
driving.
Caution
Performing the brake burnish
procedure on a base brake system
can result in brake damage.
Caution
The new vehicle break-in period
should be completed before
performing the brake burnish
procedure, otherwise damage may
occur to the powertrain/engine. See
New Vehicle Break-In 0 222.
Caution (Continued)
force to increase. This could extend
stopping distance until the brakes
are fully burnished.
When this procedure is performed as
instructed, it will not damage the
brakes. The brake pads will smoke and
produce an odor. The braking force
and pedal travel may increase. After
the procedure, the brake pads may
appear white at the rotor contact.
Perform this procedure only on dry
pavement, in a safe manner, and in
compliance with all local and state
ordinances/laws regarding motor
vehicle operation.
Brake Burnish Procedure (V-Series
and Y4Q only)
Caution
Brake pedal fade will occur during
any track burnish procedure and
can cause brake pedal travel and
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1. Apply the brakes 25 times
starting at 100 km/h (60 mph) to
50 km/h (30 mph) while
decelerating at 0.4 g. This is a
medium brake application. Drive
for at least 1 km (0.6 mi)
between applying the brakes.
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This first step may be skipped if
there are more than 320 km
(200 mi) on the brake pads.
2. Repeatedly apply the brakes from
100 km/h (60 mph) to 25 km/h
(15 mph) while decelerating at
0.8 g. This is a hard brake
application, without activating
the Antilock Brake System (ABS).
Drive for at least 1 km (0.6 mi)
between stops. Repeat until the
brake pedal travel starts to
increase. Depending on
conditions, this should take no
longer than 25 brake
applications.
3. Cool down: Drive at 100 km/h
(60 mph) for approximately
15 km (10 mi) without using the
brakes.
4. Apply the brakes 25 times from
100 km/h (60 mph) to 50 km/h
(30 mph) while decelerating at
0.4 g. This is a medium brake
application. Drive for at least
1 km (0.6 mi) between
applications.
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Axle Fluid
Axles must have 805 km (500 mi)
before being used in track driving.
The front, if equipped with AWD, and
rear axle fluid temperatures may be
higher than when driving in severe
conditions. Drain and refill with new
fluid after the first racing or
competitive driving event, and then
after every 24 hours of racing or
competitive driving. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 377.
Caution
During a first time track or racing
event, high axle temperatures can
occur. Damage could be caused to
the axle and would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Do not
drive as long or as fast the first
time the vehicle is driven on the
track or raced.
.
The axle lubricant should be
replaced with new lubricant.
.
Additional cooling capacity is also
required for continuous
competitive driving.
Track Battery
If equipped, this is a lightweight, low
power battery for track use only.
Remove after each event.
Only use this battery when
temperatures are above freezing.
Store in a cool, dry location. Charge
periodically to keep the state of charge
from getting too low. A battery tender
can be used.
When installing or removing the track
battery, steps must be followed to
calibrate the electronic throttle
control. See Battery - North
America 0 308.
Wheel Alignment (V-Series Only)
Wheel alignment suggested specs for
track use:
. Front: -2.0 deg camber, 0.2 deg
total toe
. Rear: -1.7 deg camber, 0.2 deg
total toe
V-Series Vehicles Equipped with
the Original Equipment Tires
Follow the requirements and
recommendations for tire inflation
pressures while driving on various
types of tracks/courses. This helps to
achieve a well-balanced vehicle and
enhance tire traction performance.
Use good judgment to determine the
appropriate tire inflation pressure and
speeds for the track/course
configuration and environmental
conditions. Contact the tire
manufacturer if further assistance is
needed.
To maximize tire life, drive 800 km
(500 mi) prior to racetrack driving or
complete the minimum track running
that will increase the tire pressures by
35 kPa (5 psi). After this, immediately
let the tires cool to cold pressures.
Tire Inflation Pressure
Guidelines
Tire inflation pressures affect vehicle
handling and tire life, and should be
adjusted for various types of tracks/
courses.
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Inspect the tires prior to every track/
course session. Track/course driving
will reduce the tire tread life.
Driving and Operating
{ Warning
Operating the vehicle at high speeds
can be dangerous. Improper tire
inflation pressure can put
additional strain on the tires and
can cause a sudden failure. Make
sure the tires are in excellent
condition, and use the correct cold
tire inflation pressure for the
vehicle load and track/course.
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{ Warning
Inflate tires to a minimum of 260 kPa
(38 psi) when cold.
Track/course loads wear tires both
on the tread and internal to the
tire. When driven in track/course
conditions, even if tread is not worn
down to the treadwear indicator,
tires must be replaced after the
equivalent of two tanks of fuel or
approximately 160 km (100 mi).
Limit vehicle speed to below 230 km/h
(143 mph) until 290 kPa (42 psi) is
reached.
Tire Inflation Pressure for Tracks
with Sustained High-Speed
Operation on Banked Turns
(e.g., Daytona International Speedway,
Indianapolis Motor Speedway,
or similar)
{ Warning
Inflate tires to a minimum of 300 kPa
(44 psi) when cold.
Tracks/courses put high loads on
tires operating at high speed, which
can lead to tire failure if not
inflated properly. Always limit
vehicle cargo to the driver plus one
passenger with no additional cargo.
Do not reduce tire inflation pressure
when hot.
Tire Inflation Pressure for Tracks
with Combined High-Speed and
High-Load Corners
(e.g., Nurburgring Nordschliefe, Spa
Francorchamps, or similar)
For continuous track use, hot tire
inflation pressure may be adjusted to
a minimum of 290 kPa (42 psi).
Tire Inflation Pressure for Road/
Street Courses
(e.g., Virginia International Raceway,
Road Atlanta, or similar)
Inflate tires to a minimum of 240 kPa
(35 psi) cold.
For continuous road/street course use,
hot tire inflation pressure may be
adjusted to a minimum of 270 kPa
(39 psi).
Return the tires to the recommended
cold tire inflation pressure when
high-speed driving has ended. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 218 and Tire
Pressure 0 330.
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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.
Warning (Continued)
ignore police warnings and be very
cautious about trying to drive
through flowing water.
Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can
build up under the vehicle's tires so
they actually ride on the water. This
can happen if the road is wet enough
and you are going fast enough. When
the vehicle is hydroplaning, it has
little or no contact with the road.
After driving through a large puddle
of water or a car/vehicle wash,
lightly apply the brake pedal until
the brakes work normally.
There is no hard and fast rule about
hydroplaning. The best advice is to
slow down when the road is wet.
Flowing or rushing water creates
strong forces. Driving through
flowing water could cause the
vehicle to be carried away. If this
happens, you and other vehicle
occupants could drown. Do not
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Besides slowing down, other wet
weather driving tips include:
. Allow extra following distance.
Other Rainy Weather Tips
.
Pass with caution.
.
Keep windshield wiping equipment
in good shape.
.
Keep the windshield washer fluid
reservoir filled.
.
Have good tires with proper tread
depth. See Tires 0 323.
.
Turn off cruise control.
Hill and Mountain Roads
Driving on steep hills or through
mountains is different than driving on
flat or rolling terrain. Tips include:
. Keep the vehicle serviced and in
good shape.
. Check all fluid levels and brakes,
tires, cooling system, and
transmission.
. Shift to a lower gear when going
down steep or long hills.
{ Warning
Using the brakes to slow the vehicle
on a long downhill slope can cause
brake overheating, can reduce brake
performance, and could result in a
loss of braking. Shift the
transmission to a lower gear to let
the engine assist the brakes on a
steep downhill slope.
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{ Warning
Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) or
with the ignition off is dangerous.
This can cause overheating of the
brakes and loss of steering. Always
have the engine running and the
vehicle in gear.
.
Drive at speeds that keep the
vehicle in its own lane. Do not
swing wide or cross the
center line.
.
Be alert on top of hills; something
could be in your lane (e.g., stalled
car, accident).
.
Pay attention to special road signs
(e.g., falling rocks area, winding
roads, long grades, passing or
no-passing zones) and take
appropriate action.
Winter Driving
Driving on Snow or Ice
Snow or ice between the tires and the
road creates less traction or grip, so
drive carefully. Wet ice can occur at
about 0 °C (32 °F) when freezing rain
begins to fall. Avoid driving on wet ice
or in freezing rain until roads can be
treated.
For Slippery Road Driving:
. Accelerate gently. Accelerating too
quickly causes the wheels to spin
and makes the surface under the
tires slick.
. Turn on Traction Control. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 241.
. Antilock Brake System (ABS)
improves vehicle stability during
hard stops, but the brakes should
be applied sooner than when on
dry pavement. See Antilock Brake
System (ABS) 0 237.
. Allow greater following distance
and watch for slippery spots. Icy
patches can occur on otherwise
clear roads in shaded areas. The
surface of a curve or an overpass
can remain icy when the
surrounding roads are clear. Avoid
sudden steering maneuvers and
braking while on ice.
. Turn off cruise control.
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Blizzard Conditions
Stay with the vehicle unless there is
help nearby. If possible, use Roadside
Assistance. See Roadside Service 0 389.
To get help and keep everyone in the
vehicle safe:
. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
. Tie a red cloth to an outside
mirror.
{ Warning
Snow can trap engine exhaust
under the vehicle. This may cause
exhaust gases to get inside. Engine
exhaust contains carbon monoxide
(CO), which cannot be seen or
smelled. It can cause
unconsciousness and even death.
If the vehicle is stuck in snow:
. Clear snow from the base of
the vehicle, especially any
blocking the exhaust pipe.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Open a window about 5 cm
(2 in) on the vehicle side that
is away from the wind, to
bring in fresh air.
.
Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
.
Adjust the climate control
system to circulate the air
inside the vehicle and set the
fan speed to the highest
setting. See “Climate Control
Systems.”
For more information about CO, see
Engine Exhaust 0 230.
To save fuel, run the engine for short
periods to warm the vehicle and then
shut the engine off and partially close
the window. Moving about to keep
warm also helps.
If it takes time for help to arrive,
when running the engine, push the
accelerator pedal slightly so the
engine runs faster than the idle speed.
This keeps the battery charged to
restart the vehicle and to signal for
help with the headlamps. Do this as
little as possible, to save fuel.
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels
to free the vehicle when stuck in sand,
mud, ice, or snow.
If stuck too severely for the traction
system to free the vehicle, turn the
traction system off and use the
rocking method. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 241.
{ Warning
If the vehicle's tires spin at high
speed, they can explode, and you or
others could be injured. The vehicle
can overheat, causing an engine
compartment fire or other damage.
Spin the wheels as little as possible
and avoid going above 56 km/h
(35 mph).
Rocking the Vehicle to Get it Out
Turn the steering wheel left and right
to clear the area around the front
wheels. Turn off any traction system.
Shift back and forth between
R (Reverse) and a low forward gear,
spinning the wheels as little as
possible. To prevent transmission
wear, wait until the wheels stop
spinning before shifting gears. Release
the accelerator pedal while shifting,
and press lightly on the accelerator
pedal when the transmission is in
gear. Slowly spinning the wheels in
the forward and reverse directions
causes a rocking motion that could
free the vehicle. If that does not get
the vehicle out after a few tries, it
might need to be towed out. If the
vehicle does need to be towed out, see
Towing the Vehicle 0 355.
Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how
much weight the vehicle can carry.
This weight is called the vehicle
capacity weight and includes the
weight of all occupants, cargo, and
all nonfactory-installed options.
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Two labels on the vehicle may
show how much weight it may
properly carry: the Tire and
Loading Information label and the
Certification label.
Tire and Loading Information
Label
inflation pressures (4). For more
information on tires and inflation
see Tires 0 323 and Tire
Pressure 0 330.
There is also important loading
information on the Certification
label. It may show the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
and the Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) for the front and rear
axle. See “Certification Label” later
in this section.
{ Warning
Do not load the vehicle any
heavier than the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR),
or either the maximum front or
rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR). This can cause
systems to break and change
the way the vehicle handles.
This could cause loss of control
and a crash. Overloading can
also reduce stopping distance,
damage the tires, and shorten
the life of the vehicle.
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Label Example
A vehicle-specific Tire and
Loading Information label is
attached to the vehicle's center
pillar (B-pillar). The Tire and
Loading Information label shows
the number of occupant seating
positions (1), and the maximum
vehicle capacity weight (2) in
kilograms and pounds.
The Tire and Loading Information
label also shows the tire size of
the original equipment tires (3)
and the recommended cold tire
“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.
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3. Subtract the combined weight
of the driver and passengers
from XXX kg or XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals
the available amount of cargo
and luggage load capacity. For
example, if the "XXX" amount
equals 1400 lbs. and there
will be five 150 lb passengers
in your vehicle, the amount
of available cargo and luggage
load capacity is 650 lbs.
(1400-750 (5 x 150) =
650 lbs.)
this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle.”
See Trailer Towing (Sedan With
V6 Engine Except V-Series) 0 278 or
Trailer Towing (Sedan With L4
Engine, Coupe, and V-Series) 0 279
for important information on
towing a trailer, towing safety
rules, and trailering tips.
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 2 =
136 kg (300 lbs).
3. Available Occupant and
Cargo Weight = 317 kg
(700 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
Example 2
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
Example 1
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
for Example 1 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
for Example 2 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 5 =
340 kg (750 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight =
113 kg (250 lbs).
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weight of the driver, passengers,
and cargo should never exceed the
vehicle's capacity weight.
Certification Label
{ Warning
Things inside the vehicle can
strike and injure people in a
sudden stop or turn, or in a
crash.
.
Put things in the cargo
area of the vehicle. In the
cargo area, put them as far
forward as possible. Try to
spread the weight evenly.
.
Never stack heavier things,
like suitcases, inside the
vehicle so that some of
them are above the tops of
the seats.
.
Do not leave an unsecured
child restraint in the
vehicle.
.
Secure loose items in the
vehicle.
.
Do not leave a seat folded
down unless needed.
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 Tire and
Loading Information label for
specific information about the
vehicle's capacity weight and
seating positions. The combined
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Certification
label is attached to the vehicle's
center pillar (B-pillar). The label
may show the gross weight
capacity of the vehicle, called the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The GVWR includes the
weight of the vehicle, all
occupants, fuel, and cargo.
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Starting and Operating
.
New Vehicle Break-In
Follow these recommended guidelines
during the first 2 414 km (1,500 mi) of
driving this vehicle. Parts have a
break-in period and performance will
be better in the long run.
For the first 2 414 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.
.
Do not let the engine labor. Never
lug the engine in high gear at low
speeds. With a manual
transmission, shift to the next
lower gear. This rule applies at all
times, not just during the break-in
period.
.
Check engine oil with every
refueling 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
break-in period. Avoid making
hard stops during the first
322 km (200 mi). This is
recommended every time brake
linings are replaced.
Composite Materials
This vehicle may be equipped with
parts containing carbon fiber,
sheet-molding compound or other
composite materials. Dealer-installed
accessories may also contain
composite materials. These parts and
accessories may include the splitter or
rocker extensions.
{ Warning
Exposed edges of parts containing
carbon fiber and other composite
materials can be sharp. Contact
with these parts could result in
injury. Use caution to avoid
contacting these parts, including
when washing the vehicle. If the
parts are damaged, replace the
parts promptly with replacements
from your dealer.
{ Warning
Rocker extensions may break under
pressure, resulting in property
damage or injury. Do not stand on
the rocker extension or use it as
a step.
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Ignition Positions
To shift out of P (Park), the vehicle
must be in ON/RUN/START 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.
If the vehicle is in P (Park), the
ignition will turn off, and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) will remain
active. See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 226.
The vehicle has an electronic keyless
ignition with pushbutton start.
Pressing the button cycles it through
three modes: ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/
RUN/START, and Stopping the
Engine/OFF.
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter must be in the vehicle for
the system to operate. If the
pushbutton start is not working, the
vehicle may be near a strong radio
antenna signal causing interference to
the Keyless Access system. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 31.
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 Center (DIC).
See Transmission Messages 0 145.
When the vehicle is shifted into
P (Park), the ignition system will
switch to OFF.
Manual Transmission
If the vehicle is stationary, the
ignition will turn OFF, and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) will remain
active. See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 226.
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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 center. 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.
If the vehicle must be shut off in an
emergency:
1. Brake using a firm and steady
pressure. Do not pump the
brakes repeatedly. This may
deplete power assist, requiring
increased brake pedal force.
2. Shift the vehicle to N (Neutral).
This can be done while the
vehicle is moving. After shifting
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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 transmission. Turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF.
ACC/ACCESSORY (Amber Indicator
Light) : This mode allows you to use
some electrical accessories when the
engine is off.
With the ignition off, pressing the
button one time without the brake
pedal applied will place the ignition
system in ACC/ACCESSORY.
4. Set the parking brake. See
Parking Brake (Electric) 0 238 or
Parking Brake (Manual) 0 240.
The ignition will switch from ACC/
ACCESSORY to OFF after five minutes
to prevent battery rundown.
{ Warning
ON/RUN/START (Green Indicator
Light) : This mode is for driving and
starting. With the ignition off, and the
brake pedal applied, pressing the
button once will place the ignition
system in ON/RUN/START. Once
engine cranking begins, release the
button. Engine cranking will continue
until the engine starts. See Starting the
Engine 0 224. The ignition will then
remain in ON/RUN/START.
Turning off the vehicle while
moving may cause loss of power
assist in the brake and steering
systems and disable the airbags.
While driving, only shut the vehicle
off in an emergency.
If the vehicle cannot be pulled over,
and must be shut off while driving,
press and hold the ENGINE START/
STOP button for longer than
two seconds, or press twice within
five seconds.
Service Only Mode
This power mode is available for
service and diagnostics, and to verify
the proper operation of the
malfunction indicator lamp as may be
required for emission inspection
purposes. With the vehicle off, and the
brake pedal not applied, pressing and
holding the button for more than
five seconds will place the vehicle in
Service Only Mode. The instruments
and audio systems will operate as they
do in ON/RUN/START, 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 0 280.
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Automatic Transmission
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or
N (Neutral). To restart the vehicle
when it is already moving, use
N (Neutral) only.
Caution
Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the
vehicle is moving. If you do, you
could damage the transmission.
Shift to P (Park) only when the
vehicle is stopped.
Manual Transmission
The shift lever should be in Neutral
and the parking brake engaged. Hold
the clutch pedal down to the floor and
start the engine.
Starting Procedure (Keyless
Access)
1. With the Keyless Access system,
the RKE transmitter must be in
the vehicle. Press ENGINE
START/STOP with the brake
pedal applied. When the engine
begins cranking, let go of the
button.
The idle speed will go down as
the engine gets warm. Do not
race the engine immediately
after starting it.
If the RKE transmitter is not in
the vehicle, if there is
interference, or the RKE battery
is low, the Driver Information
Center (DIC) will display a
message. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation
0 31 and Key and Lock
Messages 0 139.
Caution
Cranking the engine for long
periods of time, by pressing
ENGINE START/STOP 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
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or 0 °F), it could be flooded with
too much gasoline. Try pushing
the accelerator pedal all the way
to the floor and holding it there
as you press ENGINE START/
STOP, 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 gasoline from the engine.
Do not race the engine
immediately after starting it.
Operate the engine and
transmission gently until the oil
warms up and lubricates all
moving parts.
Stop/Start System
{ Warning
Exiting the vehicle without first
shifting into P (Park) may cause the
vehicle to move. You or others may
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be injured. Because the vehicle has
the auto engine stop/start feature,
the vehicle's engine might seem to
be shut off; however, once the brake
pedal is released, the engine will
start up again.
Shift to P (Park) and turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF, before exiting
the vehicle.
The vehicle may have a fuel saving
stop/start system to shut off the
engine and help conserve fuel.
Auto Engine Stop/Start
When the brakes are applied and the
vehicle is at a complete stop, the
engine may turn off. When stopped,
the tachometer may point to AUTO
STOP, see Tachometer 0 117. When
the brake pedal is released or the
accelerator pedal pressed, the engine
may restart.
Auto Stop may be deactivated if:
. A minimum vehicle speed is not
reached.
. The engine or transmission is not
at the required operating
temperature.
. The outside temperature is not in
the required operating range,
typically below −10 °C (14 °F) or
above 50 °C (122 °F).
. The shift lever is in any gear other
than D (Drive).
. The battery has been recently
disconnected.
. The battery charge is low.
.
.
The interior comfort level has not
reached the required level for the
climate control system or defog
settings. See Dual Automatic
Climate Control System (Base)
0 197 or Dual Automatic Climate
Control System (Uplevel) 0 200.
The Auto Stop time is greater than
two minutes.
The automatic engine stop/start
function can be disabled using the
switch. The indicator on the switch
will illuminate when the system is
operational.
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP)
These accessories can be used after
the engine is turned off:
. Audio system (up to 10 minutes or
until driver door is opened).
. Power windows, sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets (up
to 10 minutes or until any door is
opened).
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Engine Coolant Heater
Vehicles with the engine coolant
heater can use this option in cold
weather conditions at or below −18 °
C (0 °F) for easier starting and better
fuel economy during engine warm-up.
Plug in the coolant heater at least four
hours before starting your vehicle. An
internal thermostat in the plug-end of
the cord may exist which will prevent
engine coolant heater operation at
temperatures above −18 °C (0 °F).
To Use the Engine Coolant
Heater
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the
electrical cord. The cord is
clipped to the diagonal brace on
the passenger side of the engine
compartment.
Check the heater cord for
damage. If it is damaged, do not
use it. See your dealer for a
replacement. Inspect the cord for
damage yearly.
3. Plug it into a normal, grounded
110-volt AC outlet.
{ Warning
Improper use of the heater cord or
an extension cord can damage the
cord and may result in overheating
and fire.
. Plug the cord into a
three-prong electrical utility
receptacle that is protected by
a ground fault detection
function. An ungrounded
outlet could cause an electric
shock.
. Use a weatherproof,
heavy-duty, 15 amp-rated
extension cord if needed.
Failure to use the
recommended extension cord
in good operating condition,
or using a damaged heater or
extension cord, could make it
overheat and cause a fire,
property damage, electric
shock, and injury.
. Do not operate the vehicle
with the heater cord
permanently attached to the
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Warning (Continued)
vehicle. Possible heater cord
and thermostat damage could
occur.
.
While in use, do not let the
heater cord touch vehicle
parts or sharp edges. Never
close the hood on the
heater cord.
.
Before starting the vehicle,
unplug the cord, reattach the
cover to the plug, and
securely fasten the cord. Keep
the cord away from any
moving parts.
4. Before starting the engine, be
sure to unplug and store the cord
as it was before to keep it away
from moving engine parts. If you
do not, it could be damaged.
Contact your dealer for information
on how long to use the heater in your
particular area.
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Shifting Into Park
(Automatic Transmission)
To shift into P (Park):
1. Hold the brake pedal down and
set the parking brake.
See Parking Brake (Electric) 0 238
or Parking Brake (Manual) 0 240.
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 Remote Keyless Access
(RKE) transmitter with you.
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.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle can
move suddenly. You or others could
be injured. To be sure the vehicle
will not move, even when you are
on fairly level ground, always set
the parking brake and move the
shift lever to P (Park). See Shifting
Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
0 228. If you are towing a trailer,
see Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips 0 276.
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
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/START and the brake
pedal is applied.
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The shift lock release is always
functional except in the case of an
uncharged or low voltage (less than
9 volt) battery.
If the vehicle has an uncharged
battery or a battery with low voltage,
try charging or jump starting the
battery. See Jump Starting - North
America 0 352.
To shift out of P (Park):
1. Apply the brake pedal.
2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN/
START.
3. Release the parking brake. See
Parking Brake (Electric) 0 238 or
Parking Brake (Manual) 0 240.
4. Press the shift lever button.
5. Move the shift lever.
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
transmission, before getting out of the
vehicle, move the shift 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 with the clutch pedal
pressed in, turn the ignition to LOCK/
OFF, and release the clutch.
If parking on a hill, or if the vehicle is
pulling a trailer, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips 0 276.
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Parking over Things
That Burn
{ Warning
Things that can burn could touch
hot exhaust parts under the vehicle
and ignite. Do not park over papers,
leaves, dry grass, or other things
that can burn.
Extended Parking
It is better not to park with the
vehicle running. If the vehicle is left
while running, follow the proper steps
to be sure the vehicle will not move
and there is adequate ventilation. See
Shifting Into Park (Automatic
Transmission) 0 228 and Engine
Exhaust 0 230.
If the vehicle is left in P (Park) while
running and the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter is outside the
vehicle, the vehicle will turn off after
one hour.
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If the vehicle is left in P (Park) while
running and the RKE transmitter is
inside, the vehicle will run for two
hours. At the end of the second hour,
the vehicle will turn off.
The timer will reset if the vehicle is
taken out of P (Park) while it is
running.
Engine Exhaust
{ Warning
Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide (CO), which cannot be
seen or smelled. Exposure to CO
can cause unconsciousness and
even death.
Exhaust may enter the vehicle if:
. The vehicle idles in areas with
poor ventilation (parking
garages, tunnels, deep snow
that may block underbody
airflow or tail pipes).
. The exhaust smells or sounds
strange or different.
. The exhaust system leaks due
to corrosion or damage.
. The vehicle exhaust system
has been modified, damaged,
or improperly repaired.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
.
There are holes or openings
in the vehicle body from
damage or aftermarket
modifications that are not
completely sealed.
If unusual fumes are detected or if
it is suspected that exhaust is
coming into the vehicle:
. Drive it only with the
windows completely down.
. Have the vehicle repaired
immediately.
Never park the vehicle with the
engine running in an enclosed area
such as a garage or a building that
has no fresh air ventilation.
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Running the Vehicle While
Parked
Automatic Transmission
Warning (Continued)
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 (Automatic Transmission)
0 228 and Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 276.
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 (Automatic
Transmission) 0 228 and Engine
Exhaust 0 230. If the vehicle has a
manual transmission, see
Parking 0 229.
If parking on a hill and pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips 0 276.
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P : This position locks the rear wheels.
Use this position when starting the
engine because the vehicle cannot
move easily.
{ Warning
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
(Continued)
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 ON/RUN/
START. If you cannot shift out of
P (Park), ease pressure on the shift
lever and push the shift lever all the
way into P (Park) as you maintain
brake application. Then press the shift
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lever button and move the shift lever
into another gear. See Shifting out of
Park 0 228.
Caution
Shifting to R (Reverse) while the
vehicle is moving forward could
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Shift to
R (Reverse) only after the vehicle is
stopped.
{ Warning
Shifting into a drive gear while the
engine is running at high speed is
dangerous. Unless your foot is
firmly on the brake pedal, the
vehicle could move very rapidly.
You could lose control and hit
people or objects. Do not shift into
a drive gear while the engine is
running at high speed.
R : Use this gear to back up.
Caution
At low vehicle speeds, R (Reverse) can
be used to rock the vehicle back and
forth to get out of snow, ice, or sand
without damaging the transmission.
See If the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 218.
Shifting out of P (Park) or
N (Neutral) with the engine running
at high speed may damage the
transmission. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle warranty.
Be sure the engine is not running at
high speed when shifting the
vehicle.
N : In this position, the engine does
not connect with the wheels. To
restart when the vehicle is already
moving, use N (Neutral) only. You can
also use N (Neutral) when the vehicle
is being towed.
D : This position is for normal driving.
It provides the best fuel economy.
If you need more power for passing,
and you are:
. Going less than 55 km/h (35 mph),
push the accelerator pedal about
halfway down.
. Going about 55 km/h (35 mph) or
more, push the accelerator all the
way down.
The transmission will shift down
to a lower gear and have more
power.
Downshifting the transmission in
slippery road conditions could result
in skidding; see “Skidding” under Loss
of Control 0 211.
Caution
Spinning the tires or holding the
vehicle in one place on a hill using
only the accelerator pedal may
damage the transmission. The
repair will not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. If you are stuck,
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do not spin the tires. When
stopping on a hill, use the brakes to
hold the vehicle in place.
While in Sport or Track Mode, the
vehicle monitors driving behavior, and
automatically enables Performance
Shift Features when spirited driving is
detected. These features maintain
lower transmission gears to increase
available engine braking and improve
acceleration response. The vehicle will
exit these features and return to
normal operation after a short period
when no spirited driving is detected.
See Driver Mode Control 0 243.
The transmission will shift down a
gear to help hold vehicle speed and
reduce brake wear when:
. Driving on a steep descent.
.
With the shift lever in D (Drive).
.
Where frequent braking is
required.
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If the brake remains applied, the
transmission will downshift until
3 (Third) gear is reached. If the brake
is released for some time, the
transmission will upshift a gear. If the
road levels out and the accelerator
pedal is pressed, the transmission will
upshift until the appropriate gear is
reached.
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 shift 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
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.
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.
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 shift 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. Pull the control toward you to
shift. Pull the left control to
(−) downshift, and the right
control to (+) upshift. To shift to
the lowest available gear, press
and hold the left control (−).
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.
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
higher gear if the engine rpm is
too high.
If shifting is prevented for any reason,
a DIC message will appear. See
Transmission Messages 0 145.
When accelerating the vehicle from a
stop in snowy and icy conditions, it is
suggested to shift into second gear,
or third gear as available. A higher
gear allows the vehicle to gain more
traction on slippery surfaces. See
Driver Mode Control 0 243.
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Manual Transmission
ATS-V
If equipped, this is the shift pattern
for the manual transmission.
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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.
ATS
Neutral : Use this position when you
start or idle the engine. The shift lever
is in Neutral when it is centered in the
shift pattern, not in any gear.
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).
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.
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.
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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.
operation, ARM adjusts engine speed
to match a calibrated value based on
gear selection. On upshifts and
downshifts, engine speed will be
increased and decreased to match
vehicle road speed and transmission
gear position. ARM is maintained for a
few seconds between shifts, then
deactivates if the shift is not
completed.
No Lift-Shift
On ATS-V vehicles equipped with a
manual transmission, the vehicle can
be shifted up a gear when the
accelerator pedal is pressed to the
floor without being released. This
allows for less power interruption and
will improve acceleration times. This
feature is available in all vehicle
modes and is only active when the
engine speed is greater than 2500 rpm.
Active Rev Match
ATS-V vehicles equipped with a
manual transmission have Active Rev
Match (ARM). ARM aids in smoother
shifting by matching the engine speed
to the next selected gear. By
monitoring shift lever and clutch
The system is activated and
deactivated by pressing either of the
paddles on the steering wheel. The
system must be activated with each
new ignition cycle.
A gear indicator in the instrument
cluster displays the current gear
selected. ARM is also shown in the
Performance View of the HUD:
. When ARM is activated, the gear
number is amber.
. When ARM is deactivated, the
gear number is white.
. If no gear number is displayed
while the shift lever is in gear,
service is required. ARM will be
disabled, and the malfunction
indicator lamp will be on. See
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check
Engine Light) 0 121. The clutch and
manual transmission will continue
to operate normally.
ARM will also:
. Be active above 14 km/h (9 mph).
. Match engine speed up to
6100 rpm.
. Not operate when the accelerator
pedal is applied.
. Be disabled when the coolant
temperature is below 0 °C (32 °F).
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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 an Antilock Brake
System (ABS), an advanced electronic
braking system that helps prevent a
braking skid.
When the vehicle begins to drive
away, ABS checks itself. A momentary
motor or clicking noise may be heard
while this test is going on, and it may
even be noticed that the brake pedal
moves a little. This is normal.
If there is a problem with ABS, this
warning light stays on. See Antilock
Brake System (ABS) Warning
Light 0 124.
If driving safely on a wet road and it
becomes necessary to slam on the
brakes and continue braking to avoid
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a sudden obstacle, a computer senses
the wheels are slowing down. If one of
the wheels is about to stop rolling, the
computer will separately work the
brakes at each wheel.
ABS can change the brake pressure to
each wheel, as required, faster than
any driver could. This can help you
steer around the obstacle while
braking hard.
As the brakes are applied, the
computer keeps receiving updates on
wheel speed and controls braking
pressure accordingly.
Remember: ABS does not change the
time needed to get a foot up to the
brake pedal or always decrease
stopping distance. If you get too close
to the vehicle in front of you, there
will not be enough time to apply the
brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows
or stops. Always leave enough room
up ahead to stop, even with ABS.
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Using ABS
parking brake-related Driver
Information Center (DIC) messages.
See Brake System Messages 0 136. In
case of insufficient electrical power,
the EPB cannot be applied or released.
Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the
brake pedal down firmly and let ABS
work. You may hear the ABS pump or
motor operating and feel the brake
pedal pulsate. This is normal.
Before leaving the vehicle, check the
red parking brake status light to
ensure that the parking brake is
applied.
Braking in Emergencies
ABS allows you to steer and brake at
the same time. In many emergencies,
steering can help more than even the
very best braking.
Parking Brake (Electric)
Automatic Transmission
EPB Apply
Manual Transmission
If equipped with an Electric Parking
Brake (EPB), the switch is on the
center console for manual
transmission 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 parking brake
status light and an amber parking
brake warning light. See Parking Brake
Light 0 123 and Service Electric Parking
Brake Light 0 124. There are also
To apply the EPB:
1. Be sure the vehicle is at a
complete stop.
2. Lift up the EPB switch
momentarily.
The red parking brake status light will
flash and then stay on once the EPB is
fully applied. If the red parking brake
status light flashes continuously, then
the EPB is only partially applied or
there is a problem with the EPB.
A DIC message will display. Release
the EPB and try to apply it again.
If the light does not come one,
or keeps flashing, have the vehicle
serviced. Do not drive the vehicle if
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the red parking brake status light is
flashing. See your dealer. See Parking
Brake Light 0 123.
If the amber parking brake warning
light is on, lift up on the EPB switch
and hold it up. Continue to hold the
switch until the red parking brake
status light remains on. If the amber
parking brake 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.
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EPB Release
Automatic EPB Release
To release the EPB:
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.
1. Place the ignition in the ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START
position.
2. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
3. Push down momentarily on the
EPB switch.
The EPB is released when the red
parking brake status light is off.
If the amber parking brake warning
light is on, release the EPB by pushing
down on the EPB switch and holding
it down. Continue to hold the switch
until the red parking brake status light
is off. If either light stays on after
release is attempted, see your dealer.
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.
The EPB can also be used to prevent
roll back for vehicles with a manual
transmission taking off 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.
If parking on a hill, or if the vehicle is
pulling a trailer, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips 0 276.
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Parking Brake (Manual)
Caution
Driving with the parking brake on
can overheat the brake system and
cause premature wear or damage to
brake system parts. Make sure that
the parking brake is fully released
and the brake warning light is off
before driving.
To 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 0 123.
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.
If you are towing a trailer and are
parking on a hill, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips 0 276.
Brake Assist
This vehicle has a brake assist feature
designed to assist the driver in
stopping or decreasing vehicle speed
in emergency driving conditions. This
feature uses the stability system
hydraulic brake control module to
supplement the power brake system
under conditions where the driver has
quickly and forcefully applied the
brake pedal in an attempt to quickly
stop or slow down the vehicle. The
stability system hydraulic brake
control module increases brake
pressure at each corner of the vehicle
until the ABS activates. Minor brake
pedal pulsation or pedal movement
during this time is normal and the
driver should continue to apply the
brake pedal as the driving situation
dictates. The brake assist feature will
automatically disengage when the
brake pedal is released or brake pedal
pressure is quickly decreased.
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Hill Start Assist (HSA)
This vehicle has a Hill Start Assist
(HSA) feature, which may be useful
when the vehicle is stopped on a
grade sufficient enough to activate
HSA. This feature is designed to
prevent the vehicle from rolling, either
forward or rearward, during vehicle
drive off. After the driver completely
stops and holds the vehicle in a
complete standstill on a grade, HSA
will be automatically activated. During
the transition period between when
the driver releases the brake pedal and
starts to accelerate to drive off on a
grade, HSA holds the braking pressure
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).
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 traveling.
StabiliTrak selectively applies braking
pressure to any one of the vehicle
wheel brakes to assist the driver in
keeping the vehicle on the
intended path.
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If cruise control is being used and
traction control or StabiliTrak begins
to limit wheel spin, cruise control will
disengage. Cruise control may be
turned back on when road conditions
allow.
Both systems come on automatically
when the vehicle is started and begins
to move. The systems may be heard or
felt while they are operating or while
performing diagnostic checks. This is
normal and does not mean there is a
problem with the vehicle.
It is recommended to leave both
systems on for normal driving
conditions, but it may be necessary to
turn TCS off if the vehicle gets stuck
in sand, mud, ice, or snow. See If the
Vehicle Is Stuck 0 218 and “Turning
the Systems Off and On” later in this
section.
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The indicator light for both systems is
in the instrument cluster. This
light will:
. Flash when TCS is limiting
wheel spin.
. Flash when StabiliTrak is
activated.
. Turn on and stay on when either
system is not working.
If either system fails to turn on or to
activate, a message displays in the
Driver Information Center (DIC), and
d comes on and stays on to indicate
that the system is inactive and is not
assisting the driver in maintaining
control. The vehicle is safe to drive,
but driving should be adjusted
accordingly.
If
d comes on and stays on:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Turn the engine off and wait
15 seconds.
3. Start the engine.
4. Drive the vehicle.
If d comes on and stays on, the
vehicle may need more time to
diagnose the problem. If the condition
persists, see your dealer.
To turn TCS on again, press and
release g. The Traction Off light i
displayed in the instrument cluster
will turn off.
Turning the Systems Off and On
If TCS is limiting wheel spin when g
is pressed, the system will not turn off
until the wheels stop spinning.
The g button for TCS and StabiliTrak
is on the center console (ATS) or the
steering wheel (ATS-V).
Caution
Do not repeatedly brake or
accelerate heavily when TCS is off.
The vehicle driveline could be
damaged.
To turn off only TCS, press and
release g. The Traction Off light i
displays in the instrument cluster and
the appropriate DIC message displays.
See Ride Control System
Messages 0 142.
To turn off both TCS and StabiliTrak,
press and hold g until the Traction
Off light i and StabiliTrak OFF light
g come on and stay on in the
instrument cluster. The appropriate
DIC message displays. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 142.
To turn TCS and StabiliTrak on again,
press and release g. 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 0 283.
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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 settings of various
sub-systems. Depending on the option
package, available features, and mode
selected, the suspension, steering, and
powertrain will change settings to
achieve the desired mode
characteristics. If the vehicle is
equipped with Magnetic Ride Control,
selecting the various Driver Modes
adjusts the ride of the vehicle to
enhance the ride performance for the
road conditions and the
selected mode.
The Driver Mode Control has three or
four modes: Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice,
and Track (V-Series Only). Snow/Ice
mode is only available on automatic
transmission vehicles. Press and
release the MODE button (ATS) or
press the y or z button (ATS-V) on
the center console to activate the
mode menu in the cluster. 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 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
Use where road conditions or personal
preference demand a more controlled
response.
When selected, the Sport mode
indicator will display in the Driver
Information Center (DIC).
When in Sport or Track mode, the
vehicle will shift automatically but
may hold a lower gear longer than it
would in the normal driving mode
based on braking, throttle input, and
vehicle lateral acceleration. See
Automatic Transmission 0 231. The
steering will change to provide more
precise control. If the vehicle has
Magnetic Ride Control, the suspension
will change to provide better
cornering performance.
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Competitive Driving Mode can be
accessed through this mode.
Snow/Ice Mode
Use when more traction is needed
during slippery conditions.
Snow/Ice mode will use a different
accelerator pedal map to optimize
traction on a slippery surface. The
accelerator pedal will reduce engine
torque at small pedal inputs. The
transmission will also shift differently
to assist in maintaining traction.
When selected, the Snow/Ice mode
indicator will display in the DIC.
This feature is not intended for use
when the vehicle is stuck in sand,
mud, ice, snow, or gravel. If the
vehicle becomes stuck, see If the
Vehicle Is Stuck 0 218.
Track Mode (V–Series Only)
Use when maximum vehicle handling
is desired. When selected, the Track
Mode indicator will display in the DIC.
Accelerator pedal is adjusted to give
maximum control during the highest
level of spirited driving.
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The automatic transmission and
steering will function similar to
Sport Mode.
The Magnetic Ride Control will be set
to the optimum level for vehicle
responsiveness.
Competitive Driving Mode can be
accessed through this mode.
Use when driving on a closed race
course or drag strip.
Vehicle systems are optimized for
maximum track performance.
This mode allows entry to
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) in the Competitive
Driving Mode.
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Modes:
TOUR
Default
SPORT
SNOW/ICE
TRACK
Throttle Progression
Tour
Tour
Snow/Ice
Track
Transmission Shift Mode
Tour
Sport
Tour
Track
Steering (Assist Effort)
Tour
Sport
Tour
Track
Magnetic Ride Control (if equipped)
Tour
Sport
Tour
Track
NA
NA
NA
Available
Launch Control (V-Series Only)
Stability Control
Tour
Tour
Tour
Track
Performance Traction Management (if
equipped) (V-Series Only)
NA
NA
NA
Available
Engine Sound Management
NA
NA
NA
Available
Driver Mode Selector Attributes
Affected
The Gauge Cluster Display is
configured for each mode when linked
(default):
Throttle Progression
Adjusts throttle sensitivity by
selecting how quick or slow the
throttle reacts to input.
.
Snow/Ice - The accelerator pedal
will reduce engine torque at small
pedal inputs. This allows better
wheel control on slippery surfaces.
.
Track - The accelerator pedal is
adjusted to give maximum control
during the highest level of spirited
driving.
Transmission Shift Mode
Sport or Track – Performance Mode
Lift Foot (PMLF) allows the
transmission to hold the current gear
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after a quick release of a heavily
applied accelerator pedal. This
provides greater engine braking and
enhanced vehicle control without
using the paddles. Performance
Algorithm Shift (PAS) recognizes
aggressive cornering, heavy braking,
and high acceleration to select and
hold lower gears when not using
paddles. The shifts are also firmer to
increase the quickness of shifting.
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Steering (Assist Effort)
Adjusts from a lighter steering feel in
Tour mode to reduced assist in Sport
and Track mode for more
steering feel.
Magnetic Ride Control (if equipped)
Adjusts the shock dampening
firmness from a comfort tune in Tour
mode to an optimized responsiveness
tune in Sport and Track.
Launch Control (V-Series Only)
Available only in Track mode for
maximum “off–the–line” acceleration
when in Competitive or PTM modes.
Stability Control
. Competitive mode allows less
computer control to permit some
slide and drift and is selected with
the button – only available in
Track mode.
. StabiliTrak can be turned off by
pressing and holding the button
for five seconds.
PTM (Performance Traction
Management) (if equipped)
(V-Series Only)
. Available in Track mode.
When in the customization screen for
each system, select one of four
options:
. Auto (Follows the mode switch)
.
.
Tour
Driver Mode Customization
.
Sport
The Engine Sound Management,
steering, and suspension drive modes
can be set to the driver’s preference.
See “Driving Mode” under
“Personalization Menus” in Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
.
Track
There are five selectable settings.
When in the Track main vehicle mode,
you cannot overwrite the Steering or
Suspension settings. These settings
are designed to interact with the
advanced functions in the Track Mode
and cannot be overwritten.
The selections made in the Driving
Mode menu overwrite the main
vehicle mode selection via the buttons
or switch on the center console. In
order to customize and overwrite, the
driver select one of the three settings
by touching the infotainment display.
The default will be to follow the
vehicle mode switch settings, but the
main vehicle mode selection for the
currently selected system can be
overwritten using this menu. The
settings selected in this menu will set
the vehicle behavior in all selected
vehicle modes, and will be retained
over each ignition cycle. They do not
have to be reset each time the vehicle
is started.
Competitive Driving Mode
(FE4 Only)
To select this optional handling mode,
press Y quickly two times and the
DIC will display the appropriate
message. While in the Competitive
Driving Mode, the traction off light i
and StabiliTrak OFF light g will come
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on in the instrument cluster. TCS does
not limit wheel spin, the Electronic
Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD) allows
increased vehicle agility, and more
effort is required to turn the steering
wheel. See “Limited-Slip Axle (V-Series
Only)” later in this section. Adjust
your driving accordingly.
Press Y again, or turn the ignition to
ACC/ACCESSORY and restart the
vehicle, to turn TCS back on. The
traction off light i and StabiliTrak
OFF light g will go out in the
instrument cluster.
Caution
When traction control is turned off,
or Competitive Driving Mode is
active, it is possible to lose traction.
Performance Traction
Management (V-Series Only)
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) integrates the Traction Control,
StabiliTrak, and Magnetic Ride
Control systems to provide improved
and consistent performance when
cornering. The amount of available
engine power is based on the mode
selected, track conditions, driver skill,
and the radius of each corner.
This light is on when the vehicle is in
the PTM mode.
To select this optional handling mode,
the vehicle mode must be Track. Then
quickly press the Y on the center
console two times. PERF TRAC 1 WET ACTIVE HANDLING ON displays
in the DIC.
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To experience the performance benefit
of this system, after entering a curve
and at the point where normal
acceleration occurs, fully push the
accelerator pedal. The PTM system
will modify the level of engine power
for a smooth and consistent
corner exit.
The PTM system contains five modes.
These modes are selected by pressing
the Driver Mode Control/PTM buttons
on the center console. Scroll up or
down through modes 1-5 by pressing
the MODE SELECT up and down
button The following is a DIC display
description and the recommended
usage of each mode:
PERF TRAC 1 – WET ACTIVE
HANDLING ON
When PTM is active, the up and down
buttons will no longer change Drive
Modes, but instead change PTM
modes.
.
Intended for all driver skill levels.
.
To select a mode while in PTM, press
the Driver Mode Control/PTM buttons
on the center console.
Wet or damp conditions only —
not intended for use in heavy rain
or standing water.
.
StabiliTrak is on.
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PERF TRAC 2 – DRY ACTIVE
HANDLING ON
PERF TRAC 5 – RACE ACTIVE
HANDLING OFF
.
For use by less experienced drivers
or while learning a new track.
.
For use by experienced drivers
who are familiar with the track.
.
Dry conditions only.
.
Dry conditions only.
.
StabiliTrak is on.
.
Requires more driving skill than in
other modes.
.
StabiliTrak is off.
PERF TRAC 3 – SPORT ACTIVE
HANDLING ON
.
For use by drivers who are familiar
with the track.
.
Dry conditions only.
.
Requires more driving skill than
mode 2.
.
StabiliTrak is on.
PERF TRAC 4 – SPORT ACTIVE
HANDLING OFF
.
For use by drivers who are familiar
with the track.
.
Dry conditions only.
.
Requires more driving skill than
modes 2 or 3.
.
StabiliTrak is off.
Press and release Y to turn off PTM
and return to the traction control and
StabiliTrak systems. The traction off
light i and StabiliTrak OFF light g
will go out.
Launch Control (V-Series Only)
A Launch Control feature is available,
within Competitive Driving Mode
(V-Series) or Performance Traction
Management (V-Series), to allow the
driver to achieve high levels of vehicle
acceleration in a straight line. Launch
Control is a form of traction control
that manages tire spin while
launching the vehicle. This feature is
intended for use during closed course
race events where consistent zero to
60 and quarter mile times are
desirable.
Launch Control is only available when
the following criteria are met:
. Competitive Driving Mode is
selected (V-Series) or any of the
Performance Traction
Management modes are selected
(V-Series). The TCS light comes on
the instrument panel and the
appropriate DIC message displays.
. The vehicle is not moving.
.
The steering wheel is pointing
straight.
Manual Transmissions
. The clutch is pressed and the
vehicle is in 1 (First) gear.
. The accelerator pedal is rapidly
applied to wide open throttle.
The Launch Control feature will
initially limit engine speed as the
driver rapidly applies the accelerator
pedal to wide open throttle. Allow the
engine rpm to stabilize. A smooth,
quick release of the clutch, while
maintaining the fully pressed
accelerator pedal, will manage wheel
slip. Complete shifts as described in
Manual Transmission 0 235.
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Automatic Transmissions
. The brake pedal must be firmly
pressed to the floor, equivalent to
a panic brake event.
. The accelerator pedal is rapidly
applied to wide open throttle. (If
the vehicle rolls due to wide open
throttle, release the throttle, press
the brake pedal more firmly, and
re-apply the accelerator to wide
open throttle.)
The Launch Control feature will
initially limit engine speed as the
driver rapidly applies the accelerator
pedal to wide open throttle. Allow the
engine rpm to stabilize. A smooth,
quick release of the brake pedal, while
maintaining the fully pressed
accelerator pedal, will manage
wheel slip.
After the vehicle is launched, the
system continues in Performance
Traction Management (V-Series).
Competitive Driving Mode, PTM, and
Launch Control are systems designed
for a closed course race track and not
intended for use on public roads. The
systems are not intended to
compensate for lack of driver
experience or familiarity with the race
track.
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
(Except V-Series)
If equipped, the mechanical
limited-slip differential can give more
traction on snow, mud, ice, sand,
or gravel. It works like a standard axle
most of the time, but when traction is
low, this feature allows the drive
wheel with the most traction to move
the vehicle. For vehicles with
limited-slip differential, driven under
severe conditions, the rear axle fluid
should be changed. See Competitive
Driving Mode (FE4 Only) 0 246 and
Maintenance Schedule 0 368.
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Limited-Slip Rear Axle
(V-Series Only)
If equipped, the Electronic
Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD) is
automatically activated. ELSD actively
monitors vehicle sensors and driver
inputs to determine the amount of
change for the conditions. With ELSD,
the vehicle has:
. Enhanced high-speed control.
.
Improved traction through
corners, allowing more
acceleration.
.
More precise steering.
.
Increased vehicle agility.
.
Integration with StabiliTrak.
For vehicles with ELSD, driven under
severe conditions, the rear axle fluid
should be changed. See Competitive
Driving Mode (FE4 Only) 0 246 and
Maintenance Schedule 0 368.
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Cruise Control
With cruise control, a speed of about
40 km/h (25 mph) or more can be
maintained without keeping your foot
on the accelerator. Cruise control does
not work at speeds below about
40 km/h (25 mph).
{ Warning
Cruise control can be dangerous
where you cannot drive safely at a
steady speed. Do not use cruise
control on winding roads or in
heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous on
slippery roads. On such roads, fast
changes in tire traction can cause
excessive wheel slip, and you could
lose control. Do not use cruise
control on slippery roads.
If equipped with a manual
transmission ATS 2.0L L4 engine
(LTG), the cruise control will remain
active when the gears are shifted. The
cruise is deactivated if the clutch is
pressed for several seconds. In an
ATS-V Series vehicle, cruise control is
cancelled immediately with the
activation of the clutch pedal.
If the StabiliTrak® system begins to
limit wheel spin while using cruise
control, the cruise control
automatically disengages. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
0 241. If a collision alert occurs when
cruise control is activated, cruise
control is disengaged. See Forward
Collision Alert (FCA) System 0 264.
When road conditions allow you to
safely use it again, cruise control can
be turned back on.
If the brakes are applied, cruise
control disengages.
J : Press to turn the system on and
off. A white cruise control indicator
appears in the instrument cluster
when cruise is turned on.
+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press the control up briefly
to resume that speed or 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.
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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.
* : Press to disengage cruise control
without erasing the set speed from
memory.
Setting Cruise Control
If J is on when not in use, SET− or
+RES could get bumped and go into
cruise when not desired. Keep J off
when cruise is not being used.
1. Press
J.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release SET− .
4. Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
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.
Resuming a Set Speed
If the cruise control is set at a desired
speed and then the brakes are applied
or * is pressed, the cruise control is
disengaged without erasing the set
speed from memory.
Once the vehicle speed reaches about
40 km/h (25 mph) or more, briefly
press +RES up to the first detent. The
vehicle returns to the previous set
speed.
Increasing Speed While Cruise
Control is at a Set Speed
If the cruise control system is already
activated:
. Press and hold +RES up until the
desired 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.
.
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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.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 114.
The increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
Reducing Speed While Cruise
Control is at a Set Speed
If the cruise control system is already
activated:
. Press and hold SET− down until
the desired lower speed is reached,
then release it.
. 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 decrease the vehicle speed in
larger increments, briefly press
SET− down to the second detent.
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For each press, the vehicle speed
decreases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer.
The cruise control system may
automatically brake to slow the
vehicle down (ATS model only).
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 114.
The increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
Passing Another Vehicle While
Using Cruise Control
Use the accelerator pedal to increase
the vehicle speed. When you take your
foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow
down to the previously set cruise
speed. While pressing the accelerator
pedal or shortly following the release
to override cruise control, briefly
applying the SET– control will result
in cruise control set to the current
vehicle speed.
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well 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, and
the transmission may downshift to a
lower gear, to slow the vehicle down
(ATS only). Also, you may have to
brake or shift to a lower gear to keep
the vehicle speed down. If the brake
pedal is applied, cruise control will
disengage.
Ending Cruise Control
There are five ways to end cruise
control:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal
(manual and automatic
transmissions).
. Press the clutch pedal for several
seconds or shift to Neutral
(manual transmissions).
. Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
.
.
*.
Press J.
Press
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 for selecting
the cruise control set speed and
following gap. Read this entire section
before using this system. ACC uses a
camera and radar sensors to detect
other vehicles. See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 395. The following gap is
the following time (or distance)
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.
If a vehicle is detected in your path,
ACC can speed up the vehicle or apply
limited, moderate braking to maintain
the selected following gap. To
disengage ACC, apply the brake. If the
Traction Control System (TCS) or
StabiliTrak® electronic stability
control system activates while ACC is
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engaged, ACC may automatically
disengage. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 241. When
road conditions allow ACC to be safely
used, ACC can be turned back on. ACC
will not engage if the TCS or
StabiliTrak electronic stability control
system is disabled.
{ Warning
ACC has limited braking ability and
may not have time to slow the
vehicle down enough to avoid a
collision with another vehicle you
are following. This can occur when
vehicles suddenly slow or stop
ahead, or enter your lane. Also see
“Alerting the Driver” in this section.
Complete attention is always
required while driving and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes. See Defensive
Driving 0 209.
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{ Warning
ACC will not detect or brake for
children, pedestrians, animals,
or other objects.
Do not use ACC when:
. On winding and hilly roads or
when the sensors are blocked
by snow, ice, or dirt. The
system may not detect a
vehicle ahead. Keep the entire
front of the vehicle clean.
. Visibility is low, such as in
fog, rain, or snow conditions.
ACC performance is limited
under these conditions.
. On slippery roads where fast
changes in tire traction can
cause excessive wheel slip.
J : Press to turn the system on or
off. The indicator turns white on the
instrument cluster when ACC is
turned on.
+RES : Press the control up briefly to
resume the previous set speed or to
increase vehicle speed if ACC is
already engaged. To increase speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press +RES 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 ACC or
to decrease vehicle speed if ACC is
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already engaged. 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.
ACC will not set at a speed less than
25 km/h (16 mph), although it can be
resumed when driving at lower
speeds.
Be mindful of speed limits,
surrounding traffic speeds, and
weather conditions when selecting the
set speed.
To set ACC:
Resuming a Set Speed
J.
* : Press to disengage ACC without
1. Press
erasing the set speed from memory.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
[ : Press to select a following gap
3. Press and release SET– .
time (or distance) setting for ACC of
Far, Medium, or Near.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 114.
The increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
4. Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
After ACC is set, it may immediately
apply the brakes if a vehicle ahead is
detected closer than the selected
following gap.
To begin using ACC again, press +RES
up briefly on the steering wheel. The
vehicle returns to the previous set
speed.
Increasing Speed While ACC is at a
Set Speed
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.
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
If J is on when not in use, it could
get pressed and go into ACC when not
desired. Keep J off when cruise is
not being used.
Select the set speed desired for ACC.
This is the vehicle speed when no
vehicle is detected in its path.
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.
The ACC indicator displays in the
instrument cluster and Head-Up
Display (HUD). When the ACC is
active, the indicator will be lit green.
When the accelerator pedal is
pressed, ACC will not brake
because it is overridden.
A warning message will appear on
the Driver Information Center
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(DIC) and the Head-Up Display
(HUD). See Cruise Control
Messages 0 136.
.
Press and hold +RES up until the
desired set speed appears on the
display, then release it.
.
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.
.
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.
Reducing Speed While ACC is at a
Set Speed
Do one of the following:
. Use the brake to get to the desired
lower speed. Press SET– down and
release the accelerator pedal. The
vehicle will now cruise at the
lower speed.
. Press and hold SET– down until
the desired lower speed is reached,
then release it.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
small 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.
Selecting the Follow Distance
When a slower moving vehicle is
detected ahead within the selected
following gap, ACC will adjust the
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vehicle's speed and attempt to
maintain the follow distance gap
selected.
Press [ on the steering wheel to
adjust the following gap. Each press
cycles the gap button through three
settings: Far, Medium, or Near.
When pressed, the current gap setting
displays briefly on the instrument
cluster and HUD. The gap setting will
be maintained until it is changed.
Since each gap setting corresponds to
a following time (Far, Medium,
or Near), the following distance will
vary based on vehicle speed. The
faster the vehicle speed, the further
back your vehicle will follow a vehicle
detected ahead. Consider traffic and
weather conditions when selecting the
following gap. The range of selectable
gaps may not be appropriate for all
drivers and driving conditions.
Changing the gap setting
automatically changes the alert timing
sensitivity (Far, Medium, or Near) for
the Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
feature. See Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System 0 264.
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Alerting the Driver
Approaching and Following a
Vehicle
feel or sound different than if the
brakes were applied manually. This is
normal.
Stationary or Very Slow-Moving
Objects
{ Warning
If ACC is engaged, driver action may
be required when ACC cannot apply
sufficient braking because of
approaching a vehicle too rapidly.
When this condition occurs, the
collision alert symbol on the HUD will
flash on the windshield. Either eight
beeps will sound from the front,
or both sides of the Safety Alert Seat
will pulse five times. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
See Defensive Driving 0 209.
The vehicle ahead indicator is in the
instrument cluster and HUD display.
The vehicle ahead indicator only
displays when a vehicle is detected in
your vehicle’s path moving in the
same direction.
If this indicator is not displaying, ACC
will not respond to or brake to
vehicles ahead.
ACC automatically slows the vehicle
down and adjusts vehicle speed to
follow the vehicle in front at the
selected follow gap. The vehicle speed
increases or decreases to follow the
vehicle in front of you, but will not
exceed the set speed. It may apply
limited braking, if necessary. When
braking is active, the brake lamps will
come on. The automatic braking may
ACC may not detect and react to
stopped or slow-moving vehicles
ahead of you. For example, the
system may not brake for a vehicle
it has never detected moving. This
can occur in stop-and-go traffic or
when a vehicle suddenly appears
due to a vehicle ahead changing
lanes. Your vehicle may not stop
and could cause a crash. Use
caution when using ACC. Your
complete attention is always
required while driving and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes.
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ACC Automatically Disengages
ACC may automatically disengage and
the driver will need to manually apply
the brakes to slow the vehicle when:
. The sensors are blocked.
.
The Traction Control System (TCS)
or StabiliTrak system has activated
or been disabled.
.
No traffic or other objects are
being detected.
.
There is a fault in the system.
The ACC active symbol will not be
displayed when ACC is no longer
active.
Notification to Resume ACC
ACC will maintain a follow gap behind
a detected vehicle and slow your
vehicle to a stop behind that vehicle.
If the stopped vehicle ahead has
driven away and ACC has not
resumed, the vehicle ahead indicator
will flash as a reminder to check
traffic before proceeding. In addition,
the left and right sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse three times,
or three beeps will sound. See ”Alert
Type” and “Go Notifier” in “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
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 parking brake to
hold the vehicle. The electric parking
brake status light will turn on. See
Parking Brake (Electric) 0 238 or
Parking Brake (Manual) 0 240. To
resume ACC and release the electric
parking brake, press the accelerator
pedal. ACC can be resumed when the
vehicle is traveling greater than
5 km/h (3 mph).
A DIC warning message may display
indicating to shift to P (Park) before
exiting the vehicle. See Vehicle
Messages 0 135.
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{ Warning
If ACC has stopped the vehicle, and
if ACC is disengaged, turned off,
or canceled, the vehicle will no
longer be held at a stop. The vehicle
can move. When ACC is holding the
vehicle at a stop, always be
prepared to manually apply the
brakes.
{ Warning
Leaving the vehicle without placing
it in P (Park) can be dangerous. Do
not leave the vehicle while it is
being held at a stop by ACC. Always
place the vehicle in P (Park) and
turn off the ignition before leaving
the vehicle.
ACC Override
If using the accelerator pedal while
ACC is active, a DIC warning message
will indicate that automatic braking
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will not occur. See Vehicle Messages
0 135. ACC will resume operation
when the accelerator pedal is not
being pressed.
{ Warning
The ACC will not automatically
apply the brakes if your foot is
resting on the accelerator pedal.
You could crash into a vehicle
ahead of you.
Curves in the Road
{ Warning
On curves, ACC may not detect a
vehicle ahead in your lane. You
could be startled if the vehicle
accelerates up to the set speed,
especially when following a vehicle
exiting or entering exit ramps. You
could lose control of the vehicle or
crash. Do not use ACC while driving
on an entrance or exit ramp. Always
be ready to use the brakes if
necessary.
{ Warning
On curves, ACC may respond to a
vehicle in another lane, or may not
have time to react to a vehicle in
your lane. You could crash into a
vehicle ahead of you, or lose control
of your vehicle. Give extra attention
in curves and be ready to use the
brakes if necessary. Select an
appropriate speed while driving in
curves.
ACC may operate differently in a
sharp curve. It may reduce the vehicle
speed if the curve is too sharp.
When following a vehicle and entering
a curve, ACC may not detect the
vehicle ahead and accelerate to the set
speed. When this happens the vehicle
ahead indicator will not appear.
ACC may detect a vehicle that is not
in your lane and apply the brakes.
ACC may occasionally provide an alert
and/or braking that is considered
unnecessary. It could respond to
vehicles in different lanes, signs,
guardrails, and other stationary
objects when entering or exiting a
curve. This is normal operation. The
vehicle does not need service.
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Other Vehicle Lane Changes
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 J.
ACC will not detect a vehicle ahead
until it is completely in the lane. The
brake may need to be manually
applied.
.
Do Not Use ACC on Hills and When
Towing a Trailer
The cruise control set speed is erased
from memory if J is pressed or if
the ignition is turned off.
.
Press
Erasing Speed Memory
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
The camera sensor on the windshield
behind the rearview mirror and the
radar sensors on the front of the
vehicle can become blocked by snow,
ice, dirt, or mud. These areas need to
be cleaned for ACC to operate
properly.
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For cleaning instructions, see
“Washing the Vehicle” under Exterior
Care 0 358.
System operation may also be limited
under snow, heavy rain, or road spray
conditions.
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Driver Assistance
Systems
This vehicle may have features that
work together to help avoid crashes or
reduce crash damage while driving,
backing, and parking. Read this entire
section before using these systems.
{ Warning
Do not rely on the Driver
Assistance Systems. These systems
do not replace the need for paying
attention and driving safely. You
may not hear or feel alerts or
warnings provided by these
systems. Failure to use proper care
when driving may result in injury,
death, or vehicle damage. See
Defensive Driving 0 209.
Under many conditions, these
systems will not:
. Detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Detect vehicles or objects
outside the area monitored by
the system.
.
Work at all driving speeds.
.
Warn you or provide you with
enough time to avoid a crash.
.
Work under poor visibility or
bad weather conditions.
.
Work if the detection sensor
is not cleaned or is covered
by ice, snow, mud, or dirt.
.
.
Work if the detection sensor
is covered up, such as with a
sticker, magnet, or metal
plate.
Work if the area surrounding
the detection sensor is
damaged or not properly
repaired.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes and/or steer the
vehicle to avoid crashes.
Audible or Safety Alert Seat
Some driver assistance features alert
the driver of obstacles by beeping. To
change the volume of the warning
chime, see “Comfort and Convenience”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
If equipped with the Safety Alert Seat,
the driver seat cushion may provide a
vibrating pulse alert instead of
beeping. To change this, see
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 147.
Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing
If equipped, the Rear Vision Camera
(RVC), Rear Parking Assist (RPA),
Front Parking Assist (FPA), Reverse
Automatic Braking (RAB) and Backing
Warning System, and Rear Cross
Traffic Alert (RCTA) may help the
driver park or avoid objects. Always
check around the vehicle when
parking or backing.
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
When the vehicle is shifted into
R (Reverse), the RVC displays an
image of the area behind the vehicle
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in the center stack display. The
previous screen displays when the
vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse)
after a short delay. To return to the
previous screen sooner, press a button
on the infotainment system, shift into
P (Park), or reach a vehicle speed of
8 km/h (5 mph).
{ Warning
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
2. Corners of the Rear Bumper
Displayed images may be farther or
closer than they appear. The area
displayed is limited and objects that
are close to either corner of the
bumper or under the bumper do not
display.
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
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A warning triangle may display on the
RVC screen to show that Rear Parking
Assist (RPA) has detected an object.
This triangle changes from amber to
red and increases in size the closer
the object.
The camera(s) do not display
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
crossing traffic, animals, or any
other object outside of the cameras’
field of view, below the bumper,
or under the vehicle. Shown
distances may be different from
actual distances. Do not drive or
park the vehicle using only these
camera(s). Always check behind and
around the vehicle before driving.
Failure to use proper care may
result in injury, death, or vehicle
damage.
Parking Assist
With RPA, and if equipped with FPA,
as the vehicle moves at speeds of less
than 8 km/h (5 mph) the sensors on
the bumpers may detect objects up to
2.5 m (8 ft) behind and 1.2 m (4 ft) in
front of the vehicle within a zone
25 cm (10 in) high off the ground and
below bumper level. These detection
distances may be shorter during
warmer or humid weather. Blocked
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Backing Warning and Reverse
Automatic Braking
sensors will not detect objects and
can also cause false detections. Keep
the sensors clean of mud, dirt, snow,
ice, and slush; and clean sensors after
a car wash in freezing temperatures.
{ Warning
The Parking Assist system does not
detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects
located below the bumper or that
are too close or too far from the
vehicle. It is not available at speeds
greater than 8 km/h (5 mph). To
prevent injury, death, or vehicle
damage, even with Parking Assist,
always check the area around the
vehicle and check all mirrors before
moving forward or backing.
The instrument cluster may have a
parking assist display with bars that
show “distance to object” and object
location information for the Parking
Assist system. As the object gets
closer, more bars light up and the bars
change color from yellow to amber
to red.
When an object is first detected in the
rear, one beep will be heard from the
rear, or both sides of the Safety Alert
Seat will pulse two times. When an
object is very close (<0.6 m (2 ft) in the
vehicle rear, or <0.3 m (1 ft) in the
vehicle front), five beeps will sound
from the front or rear depending on
object location, or both sides of the
Safety Alert Seat will pulse five times.
Beeps for FPA are higher pitched than
for RPA.
Vehicles with Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC) have the Backing Warning and
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
system. The Backing Warning part of
this system can warn of rear objects
when backing up at speeds greater
than 8 km/h (5 mph).
The Backing Warning System will
beep once from the rear when a
potential object threat is first
detected, or pulse twice on both sides
of the Safety Alert Seat. When the
system detects a potential crash,
beeps will be heard from the rear,
or five pulses will be felt on both sides
of the Safety Alert Seat. There may
also be a brief, sharp application of
the brakes.
{ Warning
The Backing Warning System only
operates at speeds greater than
8 km/h (5 mph). It does not detect
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
animals, or objects below the
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{ Warning
bumper or that are too close or too
far from the vehicle. In some
situations, such as at higher
backing speeds, there may not be
enough time for the short, sharp
application of the vehicle brake
system to occur. To prevent injury,
death, or vehicle damage, even with
the Backing Warning System,
always check the area around the
vehicle and check all mirrors before
backing.
RAB may not avoid many types of
backing crashes. Do not wait for the
automatic braking to apply. This
system is not designed to replace
driver braking and only works in
R (Reverse) when an object is
detected directly behind the vehicle.
It may not brake or stop in time to
avoid a crash. It will not brake for
objects when the vehicle is moving
at very low speeds. It does not
detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects below
the bumper or that are too close or
too far from the vehicle. To prevent
injury, death, or vehicle damage,
even with RAB, always check the
area around the vehicle before and
while backing.
When the vehicle is in R (Reverse),
if the system detects the vehicle is
backing too fast to avoid a crash with
a detected object behind your vehicle
in your path, it may automatically
brake hard to a stop to help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by a backing
crash.
Pressing the brake pedal after the
vehicle comes to a stop will release
the Reverse Automatic Braking. If the
brake pedal is not pressed soon after
the stop, the Electric Parking Brake
(EPB) may be set. When it is safe,
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press the accelerator pedal firmly at
any time to override the Reverse
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 RAB
system. Before releasing the brakes,
check the RVC screen and check the
area around the vehicle to make
sure it is safe to proceed.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
If equipped, RCTA displays a red
warning triangle with a left or right
pointing arrow on the RVC screen to
warn of traffic coming from the left or
right. This system detects objects
coming from up to 20 m (65 ft) from
the left or right side of the vehicle.
When an object is detected, either
three beeps sound from the left or
right or three Safety Alert Seat pulses
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occur on the left or right side,
depending on the direction of the
detected vehicle.
Use caution while backing up when
towing a trailer, as the RCTA
detection zones that extend out from
the back of the vehicle do not move
further back when a trailer is towed.
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 Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA),
Reverse Automatic Braking, and
Backing Warning System at the same
time. The indicator light next to the
button comes on when the features
are on and turns off when the features
have been disabled.
Turn off parking assist and Reverse
Automatic Braking when towing a
trailer.
To turn the RPA symbols and rear
guidance lines on or off, see “Rear
Camera” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
RCTA can be turned on or off through
vehicle personalization. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
Assistance Systems for
Driving
If equipped, when driving the vehicle
in a forward gear, Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), Lane Departure Warning
(LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA), Lane Change
Alert (LCA), and/or Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB) can help to
avoid a crash or reduce crash damage.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
If equipped, the FCA system may help
to avoid or reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes. When approaching
a vehicle ahead too quickly, FCA
provides a flashing red alert on the
windshield and rapidly beeps or pulses
the Safety Alert Seat. FCA also lights
an amber visual alert if following
another vehicle much too closely.
FCA detects vehicles within a distance
of approximately 60 m (197 ft) and
operates at speeds above 40 km/h
(25 mph). If the vehicle has Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), it can detect
vehicles to distances of approximately
110 m (360 ft) and operates at all
speeds. See Adaptive Cruise
Control 0 252.
{ Warning
FCA is a warning system and does
not apply the brakes. When
approaching a slower-moving or
stopped vehicle ahead too rapidly,
or when following a vehicle too
closely, FCA may not provide a
warning with enough time to help
avoid a crash. It also may not
provide any warning at all. FCA
does not warn of pedestrians,
animals, signs, guardrails, bridges,
construction barrels, or other
objects. Be ready to take action and
apply the brakes. See Defensive
Driving 0 209.
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FCA can be disabled with the FCA
steering wheel control, or if your
vehicle is equipped with Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), through vehicle
personalization. See the “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
FCA warnings will not occur unless
the FCA system detects a vehicle
ahead. When a vehicle is detected, the
vehicle ahead indicator will display
green. Vehicles may not be detected
on curves, highway exit ramps,
or hills, due to poor visibility; or if a
vehicle ahead is partially blocked by
pedestrians or other objects. FCA will
not detect another vehicle ahead until
it is completely in the driving lane.
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{ Warning
FCA does not provide a warning to
help avoid a crash, unless it detects
a vehicle. FCA may not detect a
vehicle ahead if the FCA sensor is
blocked by dirt, snow, or ice, or if
the windshield is damaged. It may
also not detect a vehicle on winding
or hilly roads, or in conditions that
can limit visibility such as fog, rain,
or snow, or if the headlamps or
windshield are not cleaned or in
proper condition. Keep the
windshield, headlamps, and FCA
sensors clean and in good repair.
Collision Alert
Without Head-Up Display
When your vehicle approaches
another detected vehicle too rapidly,
the red FCA display will flash on the
windshield. Also, eight high-pitched
beeps will sound from the front,
or both sides of the Safety Alert Seat
will pulse five times. When this
Collision Alert occurs, the brake
system may prepare for driver braking
to occur more rapidly which can cause
a brief, mild deceleration. Continue to
apply the brake pedal as needed.
Cruise control may be disengaged
when the Collision Alert occurs.
Tailgating Alert
With Head-Up Display
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The vehicle-ahead indicator will
display amber when you are following
a detected vehicle ahead much too
closely.
Selecting the Alert Timing
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 ACC
following gap setting (Far, Medium,
or Near).
Unnecessary Alerts
The Collision Alert control is on the
steering wheel. Press [ to set the
FCA timing to Far, Medium, 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
FCA may provide unnecessary alerts
for turning vehicles, vehicles in other
lanes, objects that are not vehicles,
or shadows. These alerts are normal
operation and the vehicle does not
need service.
Cleaning the System
If the FCA system does not seem to
operate properly, cleaning the outside
of the windshield in front of the
rearview mirror, and cleaning the
front of the vehicle where radar
sensors are located, may correct the
issue.
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB)
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), it also has FAB, which
includes Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA).
When the system detects a vehicle
ahead in your path that is traveling in
the same direction that you may be
about to crash into, it can provide a
boost to braking or automatically
brake the vehicle. This can help avoid
or lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear. Depending
on the situation, the vehicle may
automatically brake moderately or
hard. This forward automatic braking
can only occur if a vehicle is detected.
This is shown by the FCA vehicle
ahead indicator being lit. See Forward
Collision Alert (FCA) System 0 264.
The system works when driving in a
forward gear above 4 km/h (2 mph).
It can detect vehicles up to
approximately 60 m (197 ft).
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{ Warning
FAB is an emergency crash
preparation feature and is not
designed to avoid crashes. Do not
rely on FAB to brake the vehicle.
FAB will not brake outside of its
operating speed range and only
responds to detected vehicles.
FAB may not:
. Detect a vehicle ahead on
winding or hilly roads.
. Detect all vehicles, especially
vehicles with a trailer,
tractors, muddy vehicles, etc.
. Detect a vehicle when
weather limits visibility, such
as in fog, rain, or snow.
. Detect a vehicle ahead if it is
partially blocked by
pedestrians or other objects.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes and/or steer the
vehicle to avoid crashes.
FAB may slow the vehicle to a
complete stop to try to avoid a
potential crash. If this happens, FAB
may engage the Electric Parking Brake
(EPB) to hold the vehicle at a stop. To
release automatic braking, release the
EPB or firmly press the accelerator
pedal.
{ Warning
FAB may automatically brake the
vehicle suddenly in situations
where it is unexpected and
undesired. It could respond to a
turning vehicle ahead, guardrails,
signs, and other non-moving
objects. To override FAB, firmly
press the accelerator pedal, if it is
safe to do so.
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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.
FAB and IBA can be disabled through
vehicle personalization. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147.
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
{ Warning
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.
Using FAB or IBA while towing a
trailer could cause you to lose
control of the vehicle and crash.
Turn the system to Off when
towing a trailer.
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Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA)
{ Warning
If equipped, the SBZA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists drivers
with avoiding crashes that occur with
moving vehicles in the side blind zone
(or spot) areas. When the vehicle is in
a forward gear, the left or right side
mirror display will light up if a moving
vehicle is detected in that blind zone.
If the turn signal is activated and a
vehicle is also detected on the same
side, the display will flash as an extra
warning not to change lanes. Since
this system is part of the Lane Change
Alert (LCA) system, read the entire
LCA section before using this feature.
LCA does not alert the driver to
vehicles outside of the system
detection zones, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals. It may not
provide alerts when changing lanes
under all driving conditions. Failure
to use proper care when changing
lanes may result in injury, death,
or vehicle damage. Before making a
lane change, always check mirrors,
glance over your shoulder, and use
the turn signals.
LCA Detection Zones
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists drivers
with avoiding lane change crashes
that occur with moving vehicles in the
side blind zone (or spot) areas or with
vehicles rapidly approaching these
areas from behind. The LCA warning
display will light up in the
corresponding outside side mirror and
will flash if the turn signal is on.
1. SBZA Detection Zone
2. LCA Detection Zone
The LCA sensor covers a zone of
approximately one lane over from
both sides of the vehicle, or 3.5 m
(11 ft). The height of the zone is
approximately between 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
and 2 m (6 ft) off the ground. The Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) warning area
starts at approximately the middle of
the vehicle and goes back 5 m (16 ft).
Drivers are also warned of vehicles
rapidly approaching from up to 25 m
(82 ft) behind the vehicle.
How the System Works
The LCA symbol lights up in the side
mirrors when the system detects a
moving vehicle in the next lane over
that is in the side blind zone or
rapidly approaching that zone from
behind. A lit LCA symbol indicates it
may be unsafe to change lanes. Before
making a lane change, check the LCA
display, check mirrors, glance over
your shoulder, and use the turn
signals.
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When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
Left Side Mirror
Display
Right Side Mirror
Display
When the vehicle is started, both
outside mirror LCA displays will
briefly come on to indicate the system
is operating. When the vehicle is in a
forward gear, the left or right side
mirror display will light up if a moving
vehicle is detected in the next lane
over in that blind zone or rapidly
approaching that zone. If the turn
signal is activated in the same
direction as a detected vehicle, this
display will flash as an extra warning
not to change lanes.
LCA can be disabled through vehicle
personalization. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 147. If LCA is
disabled by the driver, the LCA mirror
displays will not light up.
The LCA system requires some driving
for the system to calibrate to
maximum performance. This
calibration may occur more quickly if
the vehicle is driven on a straight
highway road with traffic and roadside
objects (e.g., guardrails, barriers).
During a trip, the LCA system is not
operational until the vehicle first
reaches a speed of 24 km/h (15 mph).
LCA displays may not come on when
passing a vehicle quickly, for a
stopped vehicle, or when towing a
trailer. The LCA detection zones that
extend back from the side of the
vehicle do not move further back
when a trailer is towed. Use caution
while changing lanes when towing a
trailer. LCA may alert to objects
attached to the vehicle, such as a
trailer, bicycle, or object extending out
to either side of the vehicle. Attached
objects may also interfere with the
detection of vehicles. This is normal
system operation; the vehicle does not
need service.
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LCA may not always alert the driver to
vehicles in the next lane over,
especially in wet conditions or when
driving on sharp curves. The system
does not need to be serviced. The
system may light up due to guardrails,
signs, trees, shrubs, and other
non-moving objects. This is normal
system operation; the vehicle does not
need service.
LCA may not operate when the LCA
sensors in the left or right corners of
the rear bumper are covered with
mud, dirt, snow, ice, or slush, or in
heavy rainstorms. For cleaning
instructions, see "Washing the
Vehicle" under Exterior Care 0 358.
If the DIC still displays the system
unavailable message after cleaning
both sides of the vehicle toward the
rear corners of the vehicle, see your
dealer.
If the LCA displays do not light up
when moving vehicles are in the side
blind zone or rapidly approaching this
zone and the system is clean, the
system may need service. Take the
vehicle to your dealer.
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When LCA is disabled for any reason
other than the driver turning it off,
the Lane Change Alert On option will
not be available on the
personalization menu.
Radio Frequency Information
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 395.
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may provide a warning
if the vehicle is crossing a detected
lane marking without using a turn
signal in the lane departure direction.
Since this system is part of the Lane
Keep Assist (LKA) system, read the
entire LKA section before using this
feature.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal in
that direction. It may also provide a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system alert as the lane marking is
crossed. The LKA system will not
assist or provide an LDW alert if it
detects that you are actively steering.
Override LKA by turning the steering
wheel. LKA uses a camera to detect
lane markings between 60 km/h (37
mph) and 180 km/h (112 mph).
{ Warning
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
It may not keep the vehicle in the
lane or give a Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) alert, even if a lane
marking is detected.
The LKA and LDW systems
may not:
. Provide an alert or enough
steering assist to avoid a lane
departure or crash.
. Detect lane markings under
poor weather or visibility
conditions. This can occur if
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Warning (Continued)
the windshield or headlamps
are blocked by dirt, snow,
or ice, if they are not in
proper condition, or if the sun
shines directly into the
camera.
.
Detect road edges.
.
Detect lanes on winding or
hilly roads.
If LKA only detects lane markings
on one side of the road, it will only
assist or provide an LDW alert
when approaching the lane on the
side where it has detected a lane
marking. Even with LKA and LDW,
you must steer the vehicle. Always
keep your attention on the road and
maintain proper vehicle position
within the lane, or vehicle damage,
injury, or death could occur. Always
keep the windshield, headlamps,
and camera sensors clean and in
good repair. Do not use LKA in bad
weather conditions.
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{ Warning
Using LKA while towing a trailer or
on slippery roads could cause loss
of control of the vehicle and a
crash. Turn the system off.
How the System Works
The LKA camera sensor is on the
windshield ahead of the rearview
mirror.
To turn LKA on and off, press
the left of the steering wheel.
A to
When on, A is green if LKA is
available to assist and provide LDW
alerts. It may assist by gently turning
the steering wheel and display A
as amber if the vehicle approaches a
detected lane marking without using a
turn signal in that direction. It may
also provide an LDW alert by
flashing A amber as the lane
marking is crossed. Additionally, there
will be three beeps, or the driver seat
will pulse three times, on the right or
left, depending on the lane departure
direction.
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle. If LKA
does not detect active driver steering,
an alert and chime may be provided.
Steer the vehicle to dismiss.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
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Fuel
GM recommends the use of TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline to keep the engine
cleaner and reduce engine deposits.
See www.toptiergas.com for a list of
TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline
marketers and applicable countries.
The system performance may be
affected by:
. Close vehicles ahead.
.
Sudden lighting changes, such as
when driving through tunnels.
.
Banked roads.
.
Roads with poor lane markings,
such as two-lane roads.
If the LKA system is not functioning
properly when lane markings are
clearly visible, cleaning the windshield
may help.
LKA assistance and/or LDW alerts
may occur due to tar marks, shadows,
cracks in the road, temporary or
construction lane markings, or other
road imperfections. This is normal
system operation; the vehicle does not
need service. Turn LKA off if these
conditions continue.
Do not use any fuel labeled E85 or
FlexFuel. Do not use gasoline with
ethanol levels greater than 15% by
volume.
For the 2.0L L4 turbo engine (LTG),
premium unleaded gasoline meeting
ASTM specification D4814 with a
posted octane rating of 93 is highly
recommended for best performance
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and fuel economy. Unleaded gasoline
with an octane rated as low as 87 can
be used. Using unleaded gasoline
rated below 93 octane, however, will
lead to reduced acceleration and fuel
economy. If knocking occurs, use a
gasoline rated at 93 octane as soon as
possible, otherwise, the engine could
be damaged. If heavy knocking is
heard when using gasoline with a
93 octane rating, the engine needs
service.
For the 2.5L L4 engine (LCV) or 3.6L
V6 engine (LGX), use regular unleaded
gasoline meeting ASTM specification
D4814 with a posted octane rating of
87 or higher. Do not use gasoline with
a posted octane rating of less than 87,
as this may cause engine knock and
will lower fuel economy.
For the 3.6L twin turbo V6 engine
(LF4), use premium unleaded gasoline
meeting ASTM specification D4814
with a posted octane rating of 93.
If unavailable, unleaded gasoline with
a posted octane rating of 91 may be
used, but with reduced performance
and fuel economy. If the octane is less
than 91, the engine could be damaged
and the repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. If heavy
knocking is heard when using gasoline
rated at 93 octane, the engine needs
service.
Caution (Continued)
(MMT), which can damage
the emissions control system
and spark plugs.
Prohibited Fuels
Caution
Do not use fuels with any of the
following conditions; doing so may
damage the vehicle and void its
warranty:
. For vehicles which are not
FlexFuel, fuel labeled greater
than 15% ethanol by volume,
such as mid-level ethanol
blends (16 – 50% ethanol),
E85, or FlexFuel.
. Fuel with any amount of
methanol, methylal, and
aniline. These fuels can
corrode metal fuel system
parts or damage plastic and
rubber parts.
. Fuel containing metals such
as methylcyclopentadienyl
manganese tricarbonyl
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.
Fuel with a posted octane
rating of less than the
recommended fuel. Using this
fuel will lower fuel economy
and performance, and may
decrease the life of the
emissions catalyst.
California Fuel
Requirements
If the vehicle is certified to meet
California Emissions Standards, it is
designed to operate on fuels that meet
California specifications. See the
underhood emission control label.
If this fuel is not available in states
adopting California Emissions
Standards, the vehicle will operate
satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal
specifications, but emission control
system performance may be affected.
The malfunction indicator lamp could
turn on and the vehicle may not pass
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a smog-check test. See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
0 121. If this occurs, return to your
authorized dealer for diagnosis. If it is
determined that the condition is
caused by the type of fuel used,
repairs may not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Filling the Tank
{ Warning
Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn
violently and can cause injury or
death.
.
To help avoid injuries to you
and others, read and follow
all the instructions on the
fuel pump island.
.
Turn off the engine when
refueling.
.
Keep sparks, flames, and
smoking materials away
from fuel.
.
Do not leave the fuel pump
unattended.
.
Do not use a cell phone while
refueling.
.
Do not re-enter the vehicle
while pumping fuel.
.
Keep children away from the
fuel pump and never let
children pump fuel.
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Fuels in Foreign Countries
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico post
fuel octane ratings in anti-knock index
(AKI). For fuel not to use in a foreign
country, see “Prohibited Fuels” in
Fuel 0 271.
Fuel Additives
To keep fuel systems clean, TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline is recommended.
See Fuel 0 271.
If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not
available, one bottle of GM Fuel
System Treatment Cleaner added to
the fuel tank at every engine oil
change, can help. GM Fuel System
Treatment Cleaner is the only gasoline
additive recommended by General
Motors. It is available at your dealer.
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.
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.
To open the fuel door, push and
release the rearward center edge of
the door.
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{ Warning
Sedan – Cap Type Fuel System
Overfilling the fuel tank by more
than three clicks of a standard fill
nozzle may cause:
. Vehicle performance issues,
including engine stalling and
damage to the fuel system.
. Fuel spills.
.
If a new fuel cap is needed, be sure
to get the right type of cap from
your dealer. The wrong type of fuel
cap may not fit properly, may cause
the malfunction indicator lamp to
light, and could damage the fuel
tank and emissions system. See
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check
Engine Light) 0 121.
Potential fuel fires.
Be careful not to spill fuel. Wait a few
seconds after you have finished
pumping before removing the nozzle.
Clean fuel from painted surfaces as
soon as possible. See Exterior
Care 0 358.
{ Warning
If a fire starts while you are
refueling, do not remove the nozzle.
Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting
off the pump or by notifying the
station attendant. Leave the area
immediately.
Caution
Coupe – Capless Fuel System
The cap is behind the fuel door on the
passenger side of the vehicle.
To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly
counterclockwise.
While refueling, hang the fuel cap
from the hook on the fuel door.
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 (Check
Engine Light) 0 121.
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The coupe vehicle has a capless
refueling system and does not have a
fuel cap. The filling nozzle must be
fully inserted and latched prior to
starting fuel flow.
Filling the Tank with a Portable Gas
Can (Coupe)
If a coupe vehicle runs out of fuel and
must be filled from a portable gas can:
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Warning (Continued)
fuel system. This could cause a fire
and you or others could be badly
burned and the vehicle could be
damaged.
.
Remove the container from
the vehicle, trunk, or pickup
bed before filling.
.
Place the container on the
ground.
3. Remove and clean the funnel
adapter and return it to the
storage location.
.
Place the nozzle inside the fill
opening of the container
before dispensing fuel, and
keep it in contact with the fill
opening until filling is
complete.
.
Fill the container no more
than 95% full to allow for
expansion.
.
Do not smoke, light matches,
or use lighters while
pumping fuel.
.
Avoid using cell phones or
other electronic devices.
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container
{ Warning
1. Locate the capless funnel
adapter from under the carpet in
the trunk.
2. Insert and latch the funnel into
the capless fuel system.
{ Warning
Attempting to refuel without using
the funnel adapter may cause fuel
spillage and damage the capless
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Filling a portable fuel container
while it is in the vehicle can cause
fuel vapors that can ignite either by
static electricity or other means.
You or others could be badly
burned and the vehicle could be
damaged. Always:
. Use approved fuel containers.
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Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information
Only use towing equipment that has
been designed for the vehicle. Contact
your dealer or trailering dealer for
assistance with preparing the vehicle
for towing a trailer. Read the entire
section before towing a trailer.
For towing a disabled vehicle, see
Towing the Vehicle 0 355. For towing
the vehicle behind another vehicle
such as a motor home, see
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 355.
.
.
Then during the first 800 km
(500 mi) of trailer towing, do not
drive over 80 km/h (50 mph) and
do not make starts at full throttle.
.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive). Shift
the transmission to a lower gear if
the transmission shifts too often
under heavy loads and/or hilly
conditions.
.
Do not use Adaptive Cruise
Control when towing.
.
The Forward Automatic Braking
System should be set to Off when
towing. See Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) 0 266.
.
Turn off Parking Assist when
towing.
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips
Driving with a Trailer
When towing a trailer:
. Become familiar with the state
and local laws that apply to trailer
towing.
Do not tow a trailer during the
first 2 414 km (1,500 mi) to
prevent damage to the engine,
axle, or other parts.
{ Warning
When towing a trailer, exhaust
gases may collect at the rear of the
vehicle and enter if the liftgate,
trunk/hatch, or rear-most window
is open.
When towing a trailer:
. Do not drive with the liftgate,
trunk/hatch, or rear-most
window open.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Also adjust the climate
control system to a setting
that brings in only outside air.
See “Climate Control Systems”
in the Index.
For more information about carbon
monoxide, see Engine
Exhaust 0 230.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. The
combination you are driving is longer
and not as responsive as the vehicle
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itself. Get acquainted with the
handling and braking of the rig before
setting out for the open road.
Before starting, check all trailer hitch
parts and attachments, safety chains,
electrical connectors, lamps, tires, and
mirrors. If the trailer has electric
brakes, start the combination moving
and then apply the trailer brake
controller by hand to be sure the
brakes work.
During the trip, check occasionally to
be sure that the load is secure and the
lamps and any trailer brakes
still work.
Following Distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the
vehicle ahead as you would when
driving the vehicle without a trailer.
This can help to avoid heavy braking
and sudden turns.
Passing
More passing distance is needed when
towing a trailer. The combination will
not accelerate as quickly and is longer
so it is necessary to go much farther
beyond the passed vehicle before
returning to the lane.
Backing Up
Hold the bottom of the steering wheel
with one hand. To move the trailer to
the left, move that hand to the left. To
move the trailer to the right, move
your hand to the right. Always back
up slowly and, if possible, have
someone guide you.
Making Turns
Caution
Making very sharp turns while
trailering could cause the trailer to
come in contact with the vehicle.
The vehicle could be damaged.
Avoid making very sharp turns
while trailering.
When turning with a trailer, make
wider turns than normal. Do this so
the trailer will not strike soft
shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees,
or other objects. Avoid jerky or sudden
maneuvers. Signal well in advance.
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If the trailer turn signal bulbs burn
out, the arrows on the instrument
cluster will still flash for turns. It is
important to check occasionally to be
sure the trailer bulbs are still working.
Driving on Grades
Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear
before starting down a long or steep
downgrade. If the transmission is not
shifted down, the brakes might get hot
and no longer work well.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive). Shift
the transmission to a lower gear if the
transmission shifts too often under
heavy loads and/or hilly conditions.
When towing at high altitude on steep
uphill grades, consider the following:
Engine coolant will boil at a lower
temperature than at normal altitudes.
If the engine is turned off immediately
after towing at high altitude on steep
uphill grades, the vehicle may show
signs similar to engine overheating. To
avoid this, let the engine run while
parked, preferably on level ground,
with the automatic transmission in
P (Park) for a few minutes before
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turning the engine off. If the overheat
warning comes on, see Engine
Overheating 0 304.
4. Reapply the brake pedal. Then
apply the parking brake and shift
into P (Park).
Parking on Hills
5. Release the brake pedal.
{ Warning
Parking the vehicle on a hill with
the trailer attached can be
dangerous. If something goes
wrong, the rig could start to move.
People can be injured, and both the
vehicle and the trailer can be
damaged. When possible, always
park the rig on a flat surface.
If parking the rig on a hill:
1. Press the brake pedal, but do not
shift into P (Park) yet. Turn the
wheels into the curb if facing
downhill or into traffic if facing
uphill.
2. Have someone place chocks
under the trailer wheels.
3. When the wheel chocks are in
place, release the regular brakes
until the chocks absorb the load.
Leaving After Parking on a Hill
Check periodically to see that all hitch
nuts and bolts are tight.
Trailer Towing (Sedan With
V6 Engine Except V-Series)
3. Shift into a gear.
Before pulling a trailer, three
important considerations have to do
with weight:
. Weight of the trailer.
4. Release the parking brake.
.
Weight of the trailer tongue.
5. Let up on the brake pedal.
.
6. Drive slowly until the trailer is
clear of the chocks.
Total weight on your vehicle's
tires.
Weight of the Trailer
1. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine.
7. Stop and have someone pick up
and store the chocks.
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
Maintenance when Trailer
Towing
It should never weigh more than
454 kg (1,000 lb). But even that can be
too heavy.
The vehicle needs service more often
when pulling a trailer. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 368. Things
that are especially important in trailer
operation are automatic transmission
fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts,
cooling system, and brake system. It is
a good idea to inspect these before
and during the trip.
It depends on how the rig is used. For
example, speed, altitude, road grades,
outside temperature, and how much
the vehicle is used to pull a trailer are
all important. It can depend on any
special equipment on the vehicle, and
the amount of tongue weight the
vehicle can carry. See “Weight of the
Trailer Tongue” following.
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Maximum trailer weight is calculated
assuming the tow vehicle has the
driver, a front seat passenger, all the
required tow equipment, and it has all
the required trailering equipment. The
weight of additional optional
equipment, passengers, and cargo in
the tow vehicle must be subtracted
from the maximum trailer weight.
GVW because the vehicle will be
carrying that weight, too. See Vehicle
Load Limits 0 218.
Ask your dealer for trailering
information or advice, or write us at
our Customer Assistance Offices. See
Customer Assistance Offices 0 388.
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's
Tires
Be sure the vehicle's tires are inflated
to the upper limit for cold tires. These
numbers can be found on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See Vehicle
Load Limits 0 218. Make sure not to go
over the GVW limit for the vehicle,
including the weight of the trailer
tongue.
Trailer Towing (Sedan With
L4 Engine, Coupe, and
V-Series)
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
The tongue load (1) of any trailer is an
important weight to measure because
it affects the total gross weight of the
vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight
(GVW) includes the curb weight of the
vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and
the people who will be riding in the
vehicle. If there are a lot of options,
equipment, passengers, or cargo in the
vehicle, it will reduce the tongue
weight the vehicle can carry, which
will also reduce the trailer weight the
vehicle can tow. If towing a trailer, the
tongue load must be added to the
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The trailer tongue (1) should weigh
10 % of the total loaded trailer
weight (2).
After loading the trailer, weigh the
trailer and then the tongue,
separately, to see if the weights are
proper. If they are not, adjustments
might be made by moving some items
around in the trailer.
The vehicle is neither designed nor
intended to tow a trailer.
Towing Equipment (Sedan
With V6 Engine Except
V-Series)
Hitches
Use the correct hitch equipment. See
your dealer or a hitch dealer for
assistance.
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The rear bumper on the vehicle is
not intended for hitches. Do not
attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to it. Use
only a frame-mounted hitch that
does not attach to the bumper.
Will any holes be made in the
body of the vehicle when the
trailer hitch is installed? If so, seal
the holes when the hitch is
removed. If the holes are not
sealed, dirt, water, and deadly
carbon monoxide (CO) from the
exhaust can get into the vehicle.
See Engine Exhaust 0 230.
Safety Chains
Always attach chains between the
vehicle and the trailer. Cross the safety
chains under the tongue of the trailer
to help prevent the tongue from
contacting the road if it becomes
separated from the hitch. Leave
enough slack so the rig can turn.
Never allow safety chains to drag on
the ground.
Trailer Brakes
Does the trailer have its own brakes?
Be sure to read and follow the
instructions for the trailer brakes so
they are installed, adjusted, and
maintained properly.
Because the vehicle has antilock
brakes, do not tap into the vehicle's
brake system. If this is done, both
brake systems will not work well or
at all.
Towing Equipment (Sedan
With L4 Engine, Coupe, and
V-Series)
The vehicle is neither designed nor
intended to tow a trailer.
Conversions and
Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment
{ Warning
The Data Link Connector (DLC) is
used for vehicle service and
Emission Inspection/Maintenance
testing. See Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine Light) 0 121.
A device connected to the DLC —
such as an aftermarket fleet or
driver-behavior tracking device —
may interfere with vehicle systems.
This could affect vehicle operation
and cause a crash. Such devices
may also access information stored
in the vehicle’s systems.
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Caution
Some electrical equipment can
damage the vehicle or cause
components to not work and would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Always check with your
dealer before adding electrical
equipment.
Add-on equipment can drain the
vehicle's 12-volt battery, even if the
vehicle is not operating.
The vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to add anything
electrical to the vehicle, see Servicing
the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 82 and
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 82.
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Vehicle Care
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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283
283
283
307
308
309
310
310
311
311
312
Headlamp Aiming
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Compartment
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Transmission Fluid . . . . .
Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System (Engine) . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System (Intercooler) . . . .
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery - North America . . . . . . . . .
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . .
Windshield Replacement . . . . . . . .
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
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284
286
293
295
296
297
297
297
299
301
301
304
305
306
Bulb Replacement
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back-Up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
312
312
313
313
313
314
314
Electrical System
Electrical System Overload . . . . . .
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . .
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . .
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315
315
318
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Wheels and Tires
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Run-Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self-Sealing Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Terminology and
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Monitor System . . .
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Different Size Tires and
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . .
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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324
324
325
325
326
326
327
328
330
332
332
333
336
336
338
338
340
340
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Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
343
344
345
351
Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
General Information
For service and parts needs, visit your
dealer. You will receive genuine GM
parts and GM-trained and supported
service people.
Genuine GM parts have one of these
marks:
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birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and
systems, many fluids, and some
component wear by-products contain
and/or emit these chemicals.
See Battery - North America 0 308 and
Jump Starting - North America 0 352.
California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements
Towing the Vehicle
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . 355
Certain types of automotive
applications, such as airbag initiators,
safety belt pretensioners, and lithium
batteries contained in Remote Keyless
Entry transmitters, may contain
perchlorate materials. Special
handling may be necessary. For
additional information, see
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate.
Appearance Care
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
California Proposition
65 Warning
Accessories and
Modifications
WARNING: Most motor vehicles,
including this one, as well as many of
its service parts and fluids, contain
and/or emit chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
Adding non-dealer accessories or
making modifications to the vehicle
can affect vehicle performance and
safety, including such things as
airbags, braking, stability, ride and
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handling, emissions systems,
aerodynamics, durability, and
electronic systems like antilock
brakes, traction control, and stability
control. These accessories or
modifications could even cause
malfunction or damage not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Damage to suspension components
caused by modifying vehicle height
outside of factory settings will not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Damage to vehicle components
resulting from modifications or the
installation or use of non-GM certified
parts, including control module or
software modifications, is not covered
under the terms of the vehicle
warranty and may affect remaining
warranty coverage for affected parts.
GM Accessories are designed to
complement and function with other
systems on the vehicle. See your
dealer to accessorize the vehicle using
genuine GM Accessories installed by a
dealer technician.
Also, see Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 82.
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.
Keep a record with all parts receipts
and list the mileage and the date of
any service work performed. See
Maintenance Records 0 380.
Caution
Even small amounts of
contamination can cause damage to
vehicle systems. Do not allow
contaminants to contact the fluids,
reservoir caps, or dipsticks.
Hood
To open the hood:
If doing some of your own service
work, use the proper service manual.
It tells you much more about how to
service the vehicle than this manual
can. To order the proper service
manual, see Service Publications
Ordering Information 0 394.
This vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to do your own
service work, see Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 82.
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1. Pull the hood release handle
inside the vehicle. It is on the
lower left side of the instrument
panel.
2. Go to the front of the vehicle and
move the secondary hood release
lever toward the right side of the
vehicle.
3. Lift the hood.
To close the hood:
Before closing the hood, be sure all
filler caps are on properly. Then, bring
the hood from full open to within
152 mm (6 in) of the closed position.
Pause, then push the front center of
the hood with a swift, firm motion to
fully close the hood.
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Engine Compartment Overview
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG)
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 305.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 352.
3. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 352.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
5. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 315.
6. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 293.
7. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 293.
9. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir. See
Brakes 0 306 and Hydraulic
Clutch 0 297.
10. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 297.
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2.5L L4 Engine (LCV)
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 305.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 352.
3. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 352.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
5. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 315.
6. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 293.
7. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 293.
9. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir. See
Brakes 0 306 and Hydraulic
Clutch 0 297.
10. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 297.
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3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 305.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 352.
3. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 352.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
5. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 315.
6. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
7. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 293.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 293.
9. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir. See
Brakes 0 306 and Hydraulic
Clutch 0 297.
10. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 297.
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3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 305.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 352.
3. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 352.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
5. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 315.
6. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
7. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 293.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 293.
9. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir. See
Brakes 0 306 and Hydraulic
Clutch 0 297.
10. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 297.
Engine Oil
To ensure proper engine performance
and long life, careful attention must
be paid to engine oil. Following these
simple, but important steps will help
protect your investment:
. Use engine oil approved to the
proper specification and of the
proper viscosity grade. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in
this section.
. Check the engine oil level regularly
and maintain the proper oil level.
See “Checking Engine Oil” and
“When to Add Engine Oil” in this
section.
. Change the engine oil at the
appropriate time. See Engine Oil
Life System 0 295.
. Always dispose of engine oil
properly. See “What to Do with
Used Oil” in this section.
Checking Engine Oil
Check the engine oil level regularly
(every 650 km (400 mi), especially
prior to a long trip. The engine oil
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dipstick handle is a loop. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 286 for the
location.
{ Warning
The engine oil dipstick handle may
be hot; it could burn you. Use a
towel or glove to touch the dipstick
handle.
If a low oil Driver Information Center
(DIC) message displays, check the oil
level.
Follow these guidelines:
. To get an accurate reading, park
the vehicle on level ground. Check
the engine oil level after the
engine has been off for at least
two hours. Checking the engine oil
level on steep grades or too soon
after engine shutoff can result in
incorrect readings. Accuracy
improves when checking a cold
engine prior to starting. Remove
the dipstick and check the level.
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If unable to wait two hours, the
engine must be off for at least
15 minutes if the engine is warm,
or at least 30 minutes if the
engine is not warm. Pull out the
dipstick, wipe it with a clean paper
towel or cloth, then push it back
in all the way. Remove it again,
keeping the tip down, and check
the level.
When to Add Engine Oil
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG) and 2.5L L4
Engine (LCV)
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
Caution (Continued)
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
If the oil is below the cross-hatched
area at the tip of the dipstick and the
engine has been off for at least
15 minutes, add 1 L (1 qt) of the
recommended oil and then recheck
the level. See “Selecting the Right
Engine Oil” later in this section for an
explanation of what kind of oil to use.
For engine oil crankcase capacity, see
Capacities and Specifications 0 382.
Caution
Do not add too much oil. Oil levels
above or below the acceptable
operating range shown on the
dipstick are harmful to the engine.
If you find that you have an oil
level above the operating range, i.e.,
the engine has so much oil that the
oil level gets above the
(Continued)
cross-hatched area that shows the
proper operating range, the engine
could be damaged. You should
drain out the excess oil or limit
driving of the vehicle and seek a
service professional to remove the
excess amount of oil.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 286 for the location of the engine oil
fill cap.
Add enough oil to put the level
somewhere in the proper operating
range. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when through.
Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil depends
on both the proper oil specification
and viscosity grade. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 377.
Specification
Ask for and use engine oils that meet
the dexos1™ specification. Engine oils
that have been approved by GM as
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meeting the dexos1 specification are
marked with the dexos1 approved
logo. See www.gmdexos.com.
Caution
Failure to use the recommended
engine oil or equivalent can result
in engine damage not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Viscosity Grade
Use SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade engine
oil for the 2.0L L4 turbo engine (LTG),
3.6L V6 engine (LGX), and 3.6L V6
twin turbo engine (LF4).
Use SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade engine
oil for the 2.5L L4 engine (LCV). SAE
0W-20 may be used as an alternative.
Cold Temperature Operation: In an
area of extreme cold, where the
temperature falls below −29 °C
(−20 °F), an SAE 0W-30 oil may be
used for the 2.0L L4 turbo engine and
the 3.6L V6 engines. An oil of this
viscosity grade will provide easier cold
starting for the engine at extremely
low temperatures. When selecting an
oil of the appropriate viscosity grade,
it is recommended to select an oil of
the correct specification. See
“Specification” earlier in this section.
Engine Oil Additives/Engine Oil
Flushes
Do not add anything to the oil. The
recommended oils meeting the dexos1
specification are all that is needed for
good performance and engine
protection.
Engine oil system flushes are not
recommended and could cause engine
damage not covered by the vehicle
warranty.
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,
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or a good hand cleaner. Wash or
properly dispose of clothing or rags
containing used engine oil. See the
manufacturer's warnings about the
use and disposal of oil products.
Used oil can be a threat to the
environment. If you change your own
oil, be sure to drain all the oil from
the filter before disposal. Never
dispose of oil by putting it in the trash
or pouring it on the ground, into
sewers, or into streams or bodies of
water. Recycle it by taking it to a place
that collects used oil.
Engine Oil Life System
When to Change Engine Oil
This vehicle has a computer system
that indicates when to change the
engine oil and filter. This is based on a
combination of factors which include
engine revolutions, engine
temperature, and miles driven. Based
on driving conditions, the mileage at
which an oil change is indicated can
vary considerably. For the oil life
system to work properly, the system
must be reset every time the oil is
changed.
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When the system has calculated that
oil life has been diminished, it
indicates that an oil change is
necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message comes on. See Engine
Oil Messages 0 138. Change the oil as
soon as possible within the next
1 000 km (600 mi). It is possible that,
if driving under the best conditions,
the oil life system might indicate that
an oil change is not necessary for up
to a year. The engine oil and filter
must be changed at least once a year
and at this time the system must be
reset. Your dealer has trained service
people who will perform this work and
reset the system. It is also important
to check the oil regularly over the
course of an oil drain interval and
keep it at the proper level.
If the system is ever reset accidentally,
the oil must be changed at 5 000 km
(3,000 mi) since the last oil change.
Remember to reset the oil life system
whenever the oil is changed.
How to Reset the Engine Oil Life
System
Reset the system whenever the engine
oil is changed so that the system can
calculate the next engine oil change.
To reset the system:
1. Using the DIC controls on the
right side of the steering wheel,
display REMAINING OIL LIFE on
the DIC. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 129. When
remaining oil life is low, the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message will appear on the
display. See Engine Oil
Messages 0 138.
2. Press SEL on the DIC controls
and hold SEL down for a few
seconds to clear the CHANGE
ENGINE OIL SOON message and
reset the oil life at 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil life
display accidentally at any time
other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
The oil life system can also be reset as
follows:
1. Turn the ignition on with the
engine off.
2. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message is not on, the
system is reset.
The system is reset when the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message
is off.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message comes back on when the
vehicle is started, the engine oil life
system has not been reset. Repeat the
procedure.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid
How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid
It is not necessary to check the
transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only
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reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs,
take the vehicle to your dealer and
have it repaired as soon as possible.
The vehicle is not equipped with a
transmission fluid level dipstick.
There is a special procedure for
checking and changing the
transmission fluid. Because this
procedure is difficult, this should be
done at the dealer. Contact your dealer
for additional information.
Change the fluid and filter at the
intervals listed in Maintenance
Schedule 0 368, and be sure to use the
fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 377.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 377 for the proper fluid
to use.
Hydraulic Clutch
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.
When to Check and What to Use
How to Check and Add Fluid
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.
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 engine air cleaner/filter is in the
engine compartment on the driver
side of the vehicle. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 286 for
location.
Manual Transmission Fluid
How to Check Manual
Transmission Fluid
It is not necessary to check the
manual transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs,
take the vehicle to your dealer and
have it repaired as soon as possible.
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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 0 286 for reservoir location.
When to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
For intervals on changing and
inspecting the engine air cleaner/filter,
see Maintenance Schedule 0 368.
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How to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
Do not start the engine or have the
engine running with the engine air
cleaner/filter housing open. Before
removing the engine air cleaner/filter,
make sure that the engine air cleaner/
filter housing and nearby components
are free of dirt and debris. Remove the
engine air cleaner/filter. Lightly tap
and shake the engine air cleaner/filter
(away from the vehicle), to release
loose dust and dirt. Inspect the engine
air cleaner/filter for damage, and
replace if damaged. Do not clean the
engine air cleaner/filter or
components with water or
compressed air.
To inspect or replace the air cleaner/
filter:
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG) Shown, 2.5L L4
Engine (LCV), and 3.6L V6 Engine
(LGX) Similar
1. Remove the six screws and lift
the cover out of the assembly.
1. Remove the four screws and lift
the cover out of the assembly.
2. Inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filters. The filters can be
removed from the top cover by
pressing the buttons.
2. Inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter.
3. Lower the cover and secure with
the six screws.
3. Lower the cover and secure with
the four screws.
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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.
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Cooling System (Engine)
The cooling system allows the engine
to maintain the correct working
temperature.
2.5L L4 Engine (LCV)
Caution
If the air cleaner/filter is off, dirt
can easily get into the engine,
which could damage it. Always have
the air cleaner/filter in place when
you are driving.
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG)
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
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{ Warning
Heater and radiator hoses, and
other engine parts, can be very hot.
Do not touch them. If you do, you
can be burned.
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
3.6L V6 Engine (LF4)
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
{ Warning
An electric engine cooling fan
under the hood can start up even
when the engine is not running and
can cause injury. Keep hands,
clothing, and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
Do not run the engine if there is a
leak. If you run the engine, it could
lose all coolant. That could cause
an engine fire, and you could be
burned. Get any leak fixed before
you drive the vehicle.
Caution
Using coolant other than
DEX-COOL® can cause premature
engine, heater core, or radiator
corrosion. In addition, the engine
coolant could require changing
sooner. Any repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Always use DEX-COOL (silicate-free)
coolant in the vehicle.
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Cooling System
(Intercooler)
Intercooler ATS-V Only
The 3.6L V6 twin turbo engine (LF4)
has an intercooler cooling system.
The intercooler cooling system has a
special procedure for draining and
adding coolant. Because this
procedure is difficult, see the dealer
for service if the intercooler is low on
coolant or a leak is suspected.
Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is
filled with DEX-COOL engine coolant.
See Maintenance Schedule 0 368 and
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 377.
The following explains the cooling
system and how to check and add
coolant when it is low. If there is a
problem with engine overheating, see
Engine Overheating 0 304.
What to Use
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water and
other liquids, can boil before the
proper coolant mixture will. The
coolant warning system is set for
the proper coolant mixture. With
plain water or the wrong mixture,
the engine could get too hot but
you would not get the overheat
warning. The engine could catch
fire and you or others could be
burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of
clean, drinkable water and
DEX-COOL coolant.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant. 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 aluminum parts.
.
Helps keep the proper engine
temperature.
Caution
If improper coolant mixture,
inhibitors, or additives are used in
the vehicle cooling system, the
engine could overheat and be
damaged. Too much water in the
mixture can freeze and crack engine
cooling parts. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle warranty.
Use only the proper mixture of
engine coolant for the cooling
system. See Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants 0 377.
Never dispose of engine coolant by
putting it in the trash, pouring it on
the ground, or into sewers, streams,
or bodies of water. Have the coolant
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changed by an authorized service
center, familiar with legal
requirements regarding used coolant
disposal. This will help protect the
environment and your health.
Checking Coolant
The 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.
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.
Be sure the cooling system is cool
before this is done.
It is normal for the coolant level in
the bottom chamber to rise and fall
with operating temperature and
ambient conditions. Coolant will
evaporate from the bottom chamber
in normal operation. This will happen
faster when the vehicle is driven for
long periods in hot, dry conditions.
If no coolant is visible in the coolant
surge tank, add coolant as follows:
How to Add Coolant to the
Coolant Surge Tank
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.
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 DEX-COOL
coolant at the coolant surge tank, but
{ 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
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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
counterclockwise. 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.
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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.
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 several indicators to
warn of the engine overheating.
There is an engine coolant
temperature gauge and an engine
coolant temperature warning light on
the instrument cluster. See Engine
Coolant Temperature Gauge 0 118 and
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning
Light 0 126. The vehicle may also
display a message on the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See Engine
Cooling System Messages 0 137.
If the decision is made not to lift the
hood when this warning appears, get
service help right away. See Roadside
Service 0 389.
If the decision is made to lift the
hood, make sure the vehicle is parked
on a level surface.
Then check to see if the engine
cooling fan is running. If the engine is
overheating, the fan should be
running. If it is not, do not continue
to run the engine. Have the vehicle
serviced.
Caution
Running the engine without coolant
may cause damage or a fire. Vehicle
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
If Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
{ Warning
Steam from an overheated engine
can burn you badly, even if you just
open the hood. Stay away from the
engine if you see or hear steam
coming from it. Just turn it off and
get everyone away from the vehicle
until it cools down. Wait until there
is no sign of steam or coolant
before you open the hood.
If you keep driving when the engine
is overheated, the liquids in it can
catch fire. You or others could be
badly burned. Stop the engine if it
overheats, and get out of the
vehicle until the engine is cool.
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If Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment with No
Overheat Warning
(V-Series Only)
2. Turn the heater on to the highest
temperature and to the highest
fan speed. Open the windows as
necessary.
The V-Series hood vent is functional,
and will allow water from rain and car
washes to enter the engine
compartment and contact hot
surfaces. If steam is seen coming from
the hood vent with no accompanying
overheat warning, no action is
required.
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 transmission, and let the
engine idle.
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.
If the engine coolant temperature
gauge is no longer in the overheated
area or the engine coolant
temperature warning light no longer
displays, the vehicle can be driven.
Continue to drive the vehicle slowly
for about 10 minutes. Keep a safe
distance from the vehicle in front.
If the warning does not come back on,
continue to drive normally and have
the cooling system checked for proper
fill and function.
If the warning continues, pull over,
stop, and park the vehicle right away.
If there is no sign of steam, idle the
engine for three minutes while parked.
If the warning is still displayed, turn
off the engine until it cools down.
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Washer Fluid
What to Use
When windshield washer fluid is
needed, be sure to read the
manufacturer's instructions before
use. If operating the vehicle in an area
where the temperature may fall below
freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient
protection against freezing.
Adding Washer Fluid
Open the cap with the washer symbol
on it. Add washer fluid until the tank
is full. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 286 for reservoir location.
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Caution
.
Do not use washer fluid that
contains any type of water
repellent coating. This can
cause the wiper blades to
chatter or skip.
.
Do not use engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the windshield
washer. It can damage the
windshield washer system
and paint.
.
Do not mix water with
ready-to-use washer fluid.
Water can cause the solution
to freeze and damage the
washer fluid tank and other
parts of the washer system.
.
When using concentrated
washer fluid, follow the
manufacturer instructions for
adding water.
.
Fill the washer fluid tank only
three-quarters full when it is
very cold. This allows for
fluid expansion if freezing
(Continued)
Caution (Continued)
occurs, which could damage
the tank if it is
completely full.
Brakes
Disc brake pads have built-in wear
indicators that make a high-pitched
warning sound when the brake pads
are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or be
heard all the time when the vehicle is
moving, except when applying the
brake pedal firmly.
{ Warning
The brake wear warning sound
means that soon the brakes will not
work well. That could lead to a
crash. When the brake wear
warning sound is heard, have the
vehicle serviced.
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.
If equipped with high performance
brake linings, there could be an
increased build-up of brake dust as
well as minor noises as compared to
standard brake linings.
Properly torqued wheel nuts are
necessary to help prevent brake
pulsation. When tires are rotated,
inspect brake pads for wear and
evenly tighten wheel nuts in the
proper sequence to torque
specifications. See Capacities and
Specifications 0 382.
Brake pads should be replaced as
complete sets.
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Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal does
not return to normal height, or if
there is a rapid increase in pedal
travel. This could be a sign that brake
service may be required.
Replacing Brake System Parts
Always replace brake system parts
with new, approved replacement parts.
If this is not done, the brakes may not
work properly. The braking
performance expected can change in
many other ways if the wrong
replacement brake parts are installed
or parts are improperly installed.
Brake Fluid
The brake/clutch master cylinder
reservoir is filled with GM approved
DOT 3 brake fluid as indicated on the
reservoir cap. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 286 for the location of the
reservoir.
Checking Brake Fluid
Place the vehicle in P (Park) or
Neutral with the parking brake applied
if equipped with a manual
transmission. On a level surface, the
brake fluid level should be between
the minimum and maximum marks
on the brake fluid reservoir.
There are only two reasons why the
brake fluid level in the reservoir may
go down:
. Normal brake lining wear. When
new linings are installed, the fluid
level goes back up.
. A fluid leak in the brake/clutch
hydraulic system. Have the brake/
clutch hydraulic system fixed.
With a leak, the brakes will not
work well.
Always clean the brake fluid reservoir
cap and the area around the cap
before removing it.
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Do not top off 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.
When the brake/clutch fluid falls to a
low level, the brake warning light
comes on. See Brake System Warning
Light 0 123.
Brake fluid absorbs water over time
which degrades the effectiveness of
the brake fluid. Replace brake fluid at
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the specified intervals to prevent
increased stopping distance. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 368.
What to Add
Use only GM approved DOT 3 brake
fluid from a clean, sealed container.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 377.
{ Warning
The wrong or contaminated brake
fluid could result in damage to the
brake system. This could result in
the loss of braking leading to a
possible injury. Always use the
proper GM approved brake fluid.
Caution
If brake fluid is spilled on the
vehicle's painted surfaces, the paint
finish can be damaged. Immediately
wash off any painted surface.
Battery - North America
The original equipment battery is
maintenance free. Do not remove the
cap and do not add fluid.
The battery is in the trunk, beneath
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
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Batteries also contain other
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer. WASH
HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
See California Proposition
65 Warning 0 283.
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.
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.
4. Start and run the engine for at
least 30 seconds.
If equipped with the Stop/Start
system, the engine will not engage
auto stop after the battery is
disconnected. After reconnecting the
battery, the vehicle must sit
untouched for four hours. See “Auto
Engine Stop/Start” in Starting the
Engine 0 224.
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Vehicle Storage
{ Warning
Batteries have acid that can burn
you and gas that can explode. You
can be badly hurt if you are not
careful. See Jump Starting - North
America 0 352 for tips on working
around a battery without
getting hurt.
Transfer Case
How to Check Lubricant
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.
Infrequent Usage: Remove the black,
negative (−) cable from the battery to
keep the battery from running down.
Extended Storage: Remove the black,
negative (−) cable from the battery or
use a battery trickle charger.
All-Wheel Drive
If the vehicle is equipped with
All-Wheel-Drive (AWD), this is an
additional system that needs
lubrication.
1. Fill Plug
2. Drain Plug
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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 the Maintenance Schedule to
determine what kind of lubricant to
use. See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 377.
Starter Switch Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this inspection,
the vehicle could move suddenly.
If the vehicle moves, you or others
could be injured.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle.
2. Apply both the parking brake
and the regular brake.
Do not use the accelerator pedal,
and be ready to turn off the
engine immediately if it starts.
3. For automatic transmission
vehicles, try to start the engine
in each gear. The vehicle should
start only in P (Park) or
N (Neutral). If the vehicle starts
in any other position, contact
your dealer for service.
For manual transmission
vehicles, put the shift lever in
Neutral, push the clutch pedal
down halfway, and try to start
the engine. The vehicle should
start only when the clutch pedal
is pushed down all the way to
the floor. If the vehicle starts
when the clutch pedal is not
pushed all the way down, contact
your dealer for service.
Automatic Transmission
Shift Lock Control Function
Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this inspection,
the vehicle could move suddenly.
If the vehicle moves, you or others
could be injured.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle. It should be
parked on a level surface.
2. Apply the parking brake. Be
ready to apply the regular brake
immediately if the vehicle begins
to move.
3. With the engine off, turn the
ignition on, but do not start the
engine. Without applying the
regular brake, try to move the
shift lever out of P (Park) with
normal effort. If the shift lever
moves out of P (Park), contact
your dealer for service.
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Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this check, the
vehicle could begin to move. You or
others could be injured and
property could be damaged. Make
sure there is room in front of the
vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be
ready to apply the regular brake at
once should the vehicle begin
to move.
Park on a fairly steep hill, with the
vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your
foot on the regular brake, set the
parking brake.
. To check the parking brake's
holding ability: With the engine
running and the transmission in
N (Neutral), slowly remove foot
pressure from the regular brake
pedal. Do this until the vehicle is
held by the parking brake only.
.
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To check the P (Park) mechanism's
holding ability: With the engine
running, shift to P (Park). Then
release the parking brake followed
by the regular brake.
Contact your dealer if service is
required.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Windshield wiper blades should be
inspected for wear and cracking. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 368.
Replacement blades come in different
types and are removed in different
ways. For proper type and length, see
Maintenance Replacement Parts 0 378.
To replace the windshield wiper blade:
1. Pull the windshield wiper
assembly away from the
windshield.
2. Lift up on the latch in the middle
of the wiper blade where the
wiper arm attaches.
3. With the latch open, pull the
wiper blade down toward the
windshield far enough to release
it from the J-hooked end of the
wiper arm.
4. Remove the wiper blade.
Allowing the wiper blade arm to
touch the windshield when no
wiper blade is installed could
damage the windshield. Any
damage that occurs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Do not allow the wiper blade arm
to touch the windshield.
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5. Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper
blade replacement.
Windshield Replacement
HUD System
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. If the windshield must be
replaced, get one that is designed for
HUD or the HUD image may look out
of focus.
Driver Assistance Systems
When a windshield replacement is
needed and the vehicle is equipped
with a front-looking camera sensor for
the Driver Assistance Systems, the
windshield must be installed
according to GM specifications for
these systems to work properly. If it is
not, there may be unexpected
behavior and/or messages from these
systems. See Object Detection System
Messages 0 140.
Headlamp Aiming
Bulb Replacement
Headlamp aim has been preset and
should need no further adjustment.
For the proper type of replacement
bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs 0 314.
If the vehicle is damaged in a crash,
the headlamp aim may be affected.
If adjustment to the headlamps is
necessary, see your dealer.
For any bulb-changing procedure not
listed in this section, contact your
dealer.
Halogen Bulbs
{ Warning
Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas
inside and can burst if you drop or
scratch the bulb. You or others
could be injured. Be sure to read
and follow the instructions on the
bulb package.
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High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting
Back-Up Lamps
2. Remove the bulb socket (1) by
turning counterclockwise and
pulling straight out of the lamp
assembly (2).
The High Intensity Discharge (HID)
lighting system operates at a very
high voltage. If you try to service
any of the system components, you
could be seriously injured. Have
your dealer or a qualified technician
service them.
LED Lighting
This vehicle has several LED lamps.
For replacement of any LED lighting
assembly, contact your dealer.
To replace one of these bulbs:
1. Reach under the rear fascia and
locate the back-up lamp
assembly.
{ Warning
After an HID headlamp bulb has been
replaced, the beam might be a slightly
different shade than it was originally.
This is normal.
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3. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
4. Install the new bulb in the bulb
socket.
5. Install the bulb socket by turning
clockwise.
1. Back-Up Bulb Socket
2. Back-Up Lamp Assembly
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License Plate Lamp
1. Bulb Socket
2. Bulb
3. Lamp Assembly
To replace one of these bulbs:
1. Push the lamp assembly (3)
toward the center of the vehicle.
2. Pull the lamp assembly down to
remove.
3. Turn the bulb socket (1)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the lamp assembly (3).
Lamp Assembly
4. Pull the bulb (2) straight out of
the bulb socket (1).
5. Push the replacement bulb
straight into the bulb socket and
turn the bulb socket clockwise to
install it into the lamp assembly.
6. Push the lamp assembly back
into position until the release tab
locks into place.
Bulb Assembly
Replacement Bulbs
Exterior Lamp
Back-Up Lamp
License Plate Lamp
Bulb
Number
921 (W16W)
W5W LL
For replacement bulbs not listed here,
contact your dealer.
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Electrical System
Electrical System Overload
The vehicle has fuses and circuit
breakers to protect against an
electrical system overload.
When the current electrical load is too
heavy, the circuit breaker opens and
closes, protecting the circuit until the
current load returns to normal or the
problem is fixed. This greatly reduces
the chance of circuit overload and fire
caused by electrical problems.
Fuses and circuit breakers protect
power devices in the vehicle.
Replace a bad fuse with a new one of
the identical size and rating.
If there is a problem on the road and
a fuse needs to be replaced, the
same amperage fuse can be borrowed.
Choose some feature of the vehicle
that is not needed to use and replace
it as soon as possible.
Headlamp Wiring
An electrical overload may cause the
lamps to go on and off, or in some
cases to remain off. Have the
headlamp wiring checked right away if
the lamps go on and off or remain off.
Windshield Wipers
If the wiper motor overheats due to
heavy snow or ice, the windshield
wipers will stop until the motor cools
and will then restart.
Although the circuit is protected from
electrical overload, overload due to
heavy snow or ice may cause wiper
linkage damage. Always clear ice and
heavy snow from the windshield
before using the windshield wipers.
If the overload is caused by an
electrical problem and not snow or
ice, be sure to get it fixed.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are
protected from short circuits by a
combination of fuses and circuit
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breakers. This greatly reduces the
chance of damage caused by electrical
problems.
To check a fuse, look at the
silver-colored band inside the fuse.
If the band is broken or melted,
replace the fuse. Be sure to replace a
bad fuse with a new one of the
identical size and rating.
Fuses of the same amperage can be
temporarily borrowed from another
fuse location, if a fuse goes out.
Replace the fuse as soon as possible.
To identify and check fuses, circuit
breakers, and relays, see Engine
Compartment Fuse Block 0 315,
Instrument Panel Fuse Block 0 318, and
Rear Compartment Fuse Block 0 321.
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block
The underhood fuse block is on the
passenger side of the engine
compartment.
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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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Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
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Fuses
Usage
36
Rear bussed electrical
center/Ignition
1
–
19
ABS pump
2
–
20
ABS valve
3
Passenger motorized
safety belt
21
–
37
–/MIL/Ignition
22
Driver motorized
safety belt
38
Aeroshutter
39
O2 sensor/Emissions
40
Ignition coils/
Injectors
4
–
5
–
23
Wiper control relay
6
Driver power seat
24
Wiper speed relay
7
–
25
41
8
Headlamp washer
relay
Engine control
module relay
–/Ignition coils/
Injectors
26
–
42
Engine control
module
43
–
9
–
27
–/Heated seat 2
10
–
28
–/Reverse lockout
11
–
29
AFS AHL/Pedestrian
protection
44
–
45
Washer
12
–
13
Passenger power seat
30
–
46
Rear washer relay
14
–
31
47
Front washer relay
15
Passive entry/Passive
start
Passenger window
switch
48
32
–
Instrument panel
body/Ignition
16
–
33
Sunroof
49
17
Headlamp washer
34
Front wiper
Fuel system control
module/Ignition
Steering column lock
50
–
35
Heated steering
wheel
18
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Fuses
Usage
51
Engine control
module/Ignition
67
Left/Right high-beam
headlamp
52
Transmission control
module/Ignition
68
Headlamp leveling
motor
53
Coolant pump
69
Horn
54
Coolant pump relay
70
Horn relay
55
–
71
Cooling fan
56
Transmission control
module/–
72
Starter 2
73
Brake vacuum pump
57
Low-beam headlamp
relay
74
Starter
58
High-beam headlamp
relay
75
A/C clutch
76
–
59
Run/Crank relay
60
Starer 2 relay
61
Vacuum pump relay
62
Starter relay
63
A/C control relay
64
Adaptive headlamp
leveling
65
Left HID headlamp
66
Right HID headlamp
Fuses
Usage
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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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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Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
2
Cupholder motor
3
Electric steering
column lock
20
Lighter
4
–
21
Wireless charger
5
–
22
6
Tilt and telescoping
steering column
Sensing diagnostic
module/Automatic
occupant sensing
8
Data link connector
9
Glovebox release
10
Shunt
11
Body control
module 1
12
Body control
module 5
13
14
15
19
Auxiliary power
outlet
Circuit
Breakers
Usage
CB1
Auxiliary power
outlet
CB7
–
Relays
Usage
K10
Retained accessory
power/Accessory
23
Radio/DVD/HVAC
control
K605
Logistics
24
Display
K644
25
Heated steering
wheel
Retained Accessory
power/Accessory/
Glovebox release
26
Wireless charger
27
Body control
module 6
Steering wheel
controls
28
–
–
29
Visor vanity lamp
Body control
module 7
30
–
31
Retained accessory
power/Accessory
16
–
17
–
32
–
18
–
33
Front HVAC blower
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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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Fuses
*1
Usage
Rear driver control
module/DC DC
transformer
2
Left window
3
Body control
module 8
*4
A/C inverter
5
Passive entry/Passive
start battery 1
6
Body control
module 4
7
Heated mirrors
8
Amplifier
9
Rear window
defogger
10
Fuses
Usage
16
Trunk release
*17
Run relay
*18
Logistics relay
*19
–
20
Rear window
defogger relay
21
Mirror window
module
Fuses
Usage
32
Theft module/
Universal garage door
opener/Rain sensor
*33
UPA
*34
Radio/DVD
*35
Exhaust valve
*36
Trailer
37
Fuel pump/Fuel
system control
module
*38
Fuel pump
39
–
22
–
23
Canister vent
24
Body control
module 2
*25
Rear vision camera
40
Run/Crank
*26
Front ventilated seats
*41
Fuel pump prime
Glass break
*27
SBZA/LDW/EOCM
*42
Memory seat module
*11
Trailer connector
*28
Trailer/Sunshade
43
12
OnStar (if equipped)
*29
Rear heated seats
Body control
module 3
13
Right window
*30
14
Electric parking
brake
Semi-active damping
system
*31
15
–
Transfer case control
module/Rear control
drive module
44
–
45
Battery regulated
voltage control
46
Engine control
module battery
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Fuses
Usage
47
–
48
–
*49
Trailer module
50
Door lock security
51
Rear closure release
52
Rear closure 2
53
–
54
Door lock security
55
–
*56
Fuel door
* Optional
Wheels and Tires
Tires
Warning (Continued)
.
Underinflated tires pose
the same danger as
overloaded tires. The
resulting crash could cause
serious injury. Check all
tires frequently to
maintain the
recommended pressure.
Tire pressure should be
checked when the tires
are cold.
.
Overinflated tires are more
likely to be cut, punctured,
or broken by a sudden
impact — such as when
hitting a pothole. Keep
tires at the recommended
pressure.
.
Worn or old tires can
cause a crash. If the tread
is badly worn,
replace them.
Every new GM vehicle has
high-quality tires made by a
leading tire manufacturer. See the
warranty manual for information
regarding the tire warranty and
where to get service. For
additional information refer to the
tire manufacturer.
{ Warning
.
Poorly maintained and
improperly used tires are
dangerous.
.
Overloading the tires can
cause overheating as a
result of too much flexing.
There could be a blowout
and a serious crash. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 218.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Replace any tires that have
been damaged by impacts
with potholes, curbs, etc.
.
Improperly repaired tires
can cause a crash. Only
the dealer or an authorized
tire service center should
repair, replace, dismount,
and mount the tires.
.
Do not spin the tires in
excess of 56 km/h
(35 mph) on slippery
surfaces such as snow,
mud, ice, etc. Excessive
spinning may cause the
tires to explode.
See Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation 0 332 for inflation
pressure adjustment for
high-speed driving.
All-Season Tires
This vehicle may come with all-season
tires. These tires are designed to
provide good overall performance on
most road surfaces and weather
conditions. Original equipment tires
designed to GM's specific tire
performance criteria have a TPC
specification code molded onto the
sidewall. Original equipment
all-season tires can be identified by
the last two characters of this TPC
code, which will be “MS.”
Consider installing winter tires on the
vehicle if frequent driving on snow or
ice-covered roads is expected.
All-season tires provide adequate
performance for most winter driving
conditions, but they may not offer the
same level of traction or performance
as winter tires on snow or ice-covered
roads. See Winter Tires 0 324.
Winter Tires
This vehicle was not originally
equipped with winter tires. Winter
tires are designed for increased
traction on snow and ice-covered
roads. Consider installing winter tires
on the vehicle if frequent driving on
ice or snow covered roads is expected.
See your dealer for details regarding
winter tire availability and proper tire
selection. Also, see Buying New
Tires 0 338.
With winter tires, there may be
decreased dry road traction, increased
road noise, and shorter tread life.
After changing to winter tires, be alert
for changes in vehicle handling and
braking.
If using winter tires:
. Use tires of the same brand and
tread type on all four wheel
positions.
. Use only radial ply tires of the
same size, load range, and speed
rating as the original equipment
tires.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment tires
may not be available for H, V, W, Y,
and ZR speed rated tires. If winter
tires with a lower speed rating are
chosen, never exceed the tire's
maximum speed capability.
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Run-Flat Tires
This vehicle, when new, may have had
run-flat tires. There is no spare tire,
no tire changing equipment, and no
place to store a tire in the vehicle.
The vehicle also has a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS) that indicates
a loss of tire pressure in any of the
tires.
{ Warning
If the low tire warning light displays
on the instrument cluster, the
handling capabilities will be
reduced during severe maneuvers.
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 tire warning
light is displayed. Drive cautiously
and check the tire pressures as
soon as possible.
Run-flat tires can be driven on with
no air pressure. There is no need to
stop on the side of the road to change
the tire. Continue driving; however, do
not drive too far or too fast. Driving
on the tire 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
authorized GM or run-flat servicing
facility for inspection and repair or
replacement.
When driving on a deflated run-flat
tire, avoid potholes and other road
hazards that could damage the tire
and/or wheel beyond repair. When a
tire has been damaged, or driven any
distance while deflated, check with an
authorized run-flat tire service center
to determine whether the tire can be
repaired or should be replaced. To
maintain the run-flat feature, all
replacement tires must be run-flat
tires.
To locate the nearest GM or run-flat
servicing facility, call Customer
Assistance.
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The valve stems on run-flat tires have
sensors that are part of the TPMS. See
Tire Pressure Monitor System 0 332.
These sensors contain batteries that
are designed to last for 10 years under
normal driving conditions. See your
dealer for wheel or sensor
replacement.
Caution
Using liquid sealants can damage
the tire valves and tire pressure
monitor sensors in the run-flat
tires. This damage is not covered by
the vehicle warranty. Do not use
liquid sealants in run-flat tires.
Self-Sealing Tires
This vehicle may have self-sealing
tires. These tires have a material
inside that can seal punctures up to
6 mm (0.25 in) in the tread area. The
tire may lose air pressure if the
sidewall is damaged or the tread
puncture is too large. If the Tire
Pressure Monitor System indicates the
tire pressure is low, inspect the tire for
damage and inflate it to the
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recommended pressure. If the tire is
unable to maintain the recommended
pressure, contact the nearest
authorized GM servicing facility
immediately for inspection and repair
or replacement. To locate the nearest
GM servicing facility, call GM
Customer Assistance.
Caution
Do not drive on a deflated
self-sealing tire as this could
damage the tire. Make sure the tire
is inflated to the recommended
pressure or have it immediately
repaired or replaced.
When tire replacement is needed
replace with a self-sealing tire,
because the vehicle does not come
with a spare tire or tire changing
equipment.
Summer Tires
This vehicle may come with high
performance summer tires. These tires
have a special tread and compound
that are optimized for maximum dry
and wet road performance. This
special tread and compound will have
decreased performance in cold
climates, and on ice and snow. It is
recommended that winter tires be
installed on the vehicle if frequent
driving at temperatures below
approximately 5 °C (40 °F) or on ice or
snow covered roads is expected. See
Winter Tires 0 324.
Caution
High performance summer tires
have rubber compounds that lose
flexibility and may develop surface
cracks in the tread area at
temperatures below −7 °C (20 °F).
Always store high performance
summer tires indoors and at
temperatures above −7 °C (20 °F)
when not in use. If the tires have
been subjected to −7 °C (20 °F) or
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Caution (Continued)
less, let them warm up in a heated
space to at least 5 °C (40 °F) for
24 hours or more before being
installed or driving a vehicle on
which they are installed. Do not
apply heat or blow heated air
directly on the tires. Always inspect
tires before use. See Tire
Inspection 0 336.
Tire Sidewall Labeling
Useful information about a tire is
molded into its sidewall. The
examples show a typical passenger
tire sidewall.
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Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example
(1) Tire Size : The tire size is a
combination of letters and
numbers used to define a
particular tire's width, height,
aspect ratio, construction type,
and service description. See the
“Tire Size” illustration later in this
section for more detail.
(2) TPC Spec (Tire Performance
Criteria Specification) : Original
equipment tires designed to GM's
specific tire performance criteria
have a TPC specification code
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molded onto the sidewall. GM's
TPC specifications meet or exceed
all federal safety guidelines.
the tire, although only one side
may have the date of
manufacture.
(3) DOT (Department of
Transportation) : The
Department of Transportation
(DOT) code indicates that the tire
is in compliance with the U.S.
Department of Transportation
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
(5) Tire Ply Material : The type
of cord and number of plies in the
sidewall and under the tread.
DOT Tire Date of Manufacture :
The last four digits of the TIN
indicate the tire manufactured
date. The first two digits represent
the week (01-52) and the last two
digits, the year. For example, the
third week of the year 2010 would
have a four-digit DOT date
of 0310.
(4) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT code are the
Tire Identification Number (TIN).
The TIN shows the manufacturer
and plant code, tire size, and date
the tire was manufactured. The
TIN is molded onto both sides of
(6) Uniform Tire Quality
Grading (UTQG) : Tire
manufacturers are required to
grade tires based on three
performance factors: treadwear,
traction, and temperature
resistance. For more information
see Uniform Tire Quality
Grading 0 340.
(7) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit : Maximum load that
can be carried and the maximum
pressure needed to support
that load.
Tire Designations
Tire Size
The following is an example of a
typical passenger vehicle tire size.
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(1) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire :
The United States version of a
metric tire sizing system. The
letter P as the first character in
the tire size means a passenger
vehicle tire engineered to
standards set by the U.S. Tire and
Rim Association.
(2) Tire Width : The three-digit
number indicates the tire section
width in millimeters from sidewall
to sidewall.
(3) Aspect Ratio : A two-digit
number that indicates the tire
height-to-width measurements.
For example, if the tire size aspect
ratio is 60, as shown in item 3 of
the illustration, it would mean
that the tire's sidewall is
60 percent as high as it is wide.
(4) Construction Code : A letter
code is used to indicate the type
of ply construction in the tire. The
letter R means radial ply
construction; the letter D means
diagonal or bias ply construction;
and the letter B means belted-bias
ply construction.
(5) Rim Diameter : Diameter of
the wheel in inches.
(6) Service Description : These
characters represent the load
index and speed rating of the tire.
The load index represents the load
carrying capacity a tire is certified
to carry. The speed rating is the
maximum speed a tire is certified
to carry a load.
Tire Terminology and
Definitions
Air Pressure : The amount of air
inside the tire pressing outward
on each square inch of the tire.
Air pressure is expressed in kPa
(kilopascal) or psi (pounds per
square inch).
Accessory Weight : The combined
weight of optional accessories.
Some examples of optional
accessories are automatic
transmission, power windows,
power seats, and air conditioning.
Aspect Ratio : The relationship of
a tire's height to its width.
Belt : A rubber coated layer of
cords between the plies and the
tread. Cords may be made from
steel or other reinforcing
materials.
Bead : The tire bead contains steel
wires wrapped by steel cords that
hold the tire onto the rim.
Bias Ply Tire : A pneumatic tire in
which the plies are laid at
alternate angles less than
90 degrees to the centerline of the
tread.
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Cold Tire Pressure : The amount
of air pressure in a tire, measured
in kPa (kilopascal) or psi (pounds
per square inch) before a tire has
built up heat from driving. See
Tire Pressure 0 330.
Curb Weight : The weight of a
motor vehicle with standard and
optional equipment including the
maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and
coolant, but without passengers
and cargo.
DOT Markings : A code molded
into the sidewall of a tire
signifying that the tire is in
compliance with the U.S.
Department of Transportation
(DOT) Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. The DOT code includes
the Tire Identification Number
(TIN), an alphanumeric designator
which can also identify the tire
manufacturer, production plant,
brand, and date of production.
GVWR : Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 218.
GAWR FRT : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the front axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 218.
GAWR RR : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the rear axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 218.
Intended Outboard Sidewall :
The side of an asymmetrical tire
that must always face outward
when mounted on a vehicle.
Kilopascal (kPa) : The metric unit
for air pressure.
Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire : A
tire used on light duty trucks and
some multipurpose passenger
vehicles.
Load Index : An assigned number
ranging from 1 to 279 that
corresponds to the load carrying
capacity of a tire.
Maximum Inflation Pressure :
The maximum air pressure to
which a cold tire can be inflated.
The maximum air pressure is
molded onto the sidewall.
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Maximum Load Rating : The load
rating for a tire at the maximum
permissible inflation pressure for
that tire.
Maximum Loaded Vehicle
Weight : The sum of curb weight,
accessory weight, vehicle capacity
weight, and production options
weight.
Normal Occupant Weight : The
number of occupants a vehicle is
designed to seat multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb). See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 218.
Occupant Distribution :
Designated seating positions.
Outward Facing Sidewall : The
side of an asymmetrical tire that
has a particular side that faces
outward when mounted on a
vehicle. The side of the tire that
contains a whitewall, bears white
lettering, or bears manufacturer,
brand, and/or model name
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molding that is higher or deeper
than the same moldings on the
other sidewall of the tire.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire : A tire
used on passenger cars and some
light duty trucks and
multipurpose vehicles.
Recommended Inflation
Pressure : Vehicle manufacturer's
recommended tire inflation
pressure as shown on the tire
placard. See Tire Pressure 0 330
and Vehicle Load Limits 0 218.
Radial Ply Tire : A pneumatic tire
in which the ply cords that extend
to the beads are laid at 90 degrees
to the centerline of the tread.
Rim : A metal support for a tire
and upon which the tire beads are
seated.
Sidewall : The portion of a tire
between the tread and the bead.
Speed Rating : An alphanumeric
code assigned to a tire indicating
the maximum speed at which a
tire can operate.
Traction : The friction between
the tire and the road surface. The
amount of grip provided.
Tread : The portion of a tire that
comes into contact with the road.
Treadwear Indicators : Narrow
bands, sometimes called wear
bars, that show across the tread of
a tire when only 1.6 mm (1/16 in)
of tread remains. See When It Is
Time for New Tires 0 338.
UTQGS (Uniform Tire Quality
Grading Standards) : A tire
information system that provides
consumers with ratings for a tire's
traction, temperature, and
treadwear. Ratings are determined
by tire manufacturers using
government testing procedures.
The ratings are molded into the
sidewall of the tire. See Uniform
Tire Quality Grading 0 340.
Vehicle Capacity Weight : The
number of designated seating
positions multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb) plus the rated cargo
load. See Vehicle Load Limits 0 218.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire : Load on an individual tire
due to curb weight, accessory
weight, occupant weight, and
cargo weight.
Vehicle Placard : A label
permanently attached to a vehicle
showing the vehicle capacity
weight and the original equipment
tire size and recommended
inflation pressure. See “Tire and
Loading Information Label” under
Vehicle Load Limits 0 218.
Tire Pressure
Tires need the correct amount of
air pressure to operate effectively.
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Caution
Neither tire underinflation nor
overinflation is good.
Underinflated tires, or tires that
do not have enough air, can
result in:
.
Tire overloading and
overheating which could
lead to a blowout.
.
Premature or
irregular wear.
.
Poor handling.
.
Reduced fuel economy.
Overinflated tires, or tires that
have too much air, can result in:
The Tire and Loading Information
label on the vehicle indicates the
original equipment tires and the
correct cold tire inflation
pressures. The recommended
pressure is the minimum air
pressure needed to support the
vehicle's maximum load carrying
capacity. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 218.
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
.
Unusual wear.
Check the tires once a month
or more.
.
Poor handling.
How to Check
.
Rough ride.
.
Needless damage from
road hazards.
Use a good quality pocket-type
gauge to check the tire pressure.
Proper tire inflation cannot be
determined by looking at the tire.
Check the tire inflation pressure
when the tires are cold, meaning
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the vehicle has not been driven for
at least three hours or no more
than 1.6 km (1 mi).
Remove the valve cap from the
tire valve stem. Press the tire
gauge firmly onto the valve to get
the pressure measurement. If the
cold tire inflation pressure
matches the recommended
pressure on the Tire and Loading
Information label, no further
adjustment is necessary.
If the inflation pressure is low,
add air until the recommended
pressure is reached. If the
inflation pressure in high, press
on the metal stem in the center of
the tire valve to release air.
Re-check the tire pressure with
the tire gauge.
Put the valve caps back on the
valve stems to keep out dirt and
moisture and prevent leaks. Use
only valve caps designed for the
vehicle by GM. TPMS sensors
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could be damaged and would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Tire Pressure for
High-Speed Operation
{ Warning
Driving at high speeds, 160 km/h
(100 mph) or higher, puts additional
strain on tires. Sustained
high-speed driving causes excessive
heat buildup and can cause sudden
tire failure. This could cause a
crash, and you or others could be
killed. Some high-speed rated tires
require inflation pressure
adjustment for high-speed
operation. When speed limits and
road conditions allow the vehicle to
be driven at high speeds, make sure
the tires are rated for high-speed
operation, are in excellent
condition, and are set to the correct
cold tire inflation pressure for the
vehicle load.
Vehicles with P225/45R17 90V and
225/40R18 92V size tires require
inflation pressure adjustment when
driving the vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set the
cold tire inflation pressure to
280 kPa (41 psi).
Vehicles with 225/40RF18 88W and
255/35RF18 90W or 255/35ZR18 (94Y)
and 275/35ZR18 (99Y) size tires
require inflation pressure adjustment
when driving the vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set the
cold tire inflation pressure to
300 kPa (44 psi).
Sustained operation at speeds over
160 km/h (100 mph) requires a load
limit of the driver and one passenger,
with no additional cargo. When loaded
above this level, up to the GVW, do
not operate the vehicle above
160 km/h (100 mph).
Return the tires to the recommended
cold tire inflation pressure when
high-speed driving has ended. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 218 and Tire
Pressure 0 330.
Tire Pressure Monitor
System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) uses radio and sensor
technology to check tire pressure
levels. The TPMS sensors monitor the
air pressure in your tires and transmit
tire pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
Each tire, including the spare (if
provided), should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the
inflation pressure recommended by
the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or tire
inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation
pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your tires
is significantly under-inflated.
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Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread
life, and may affect the vehicle's
handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance,
and it is the driver's responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if
under-inflation has not reached the
level to trigger illumination of the
TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped
with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS
malfunction indicator is combined
with the low tire pressure telltale.
When the system detects a
malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then
remain continuously illuminated. This
sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long
as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is
illuminated, the system may not be
able to detect or signal low tire
pressure as intended. TPMS
malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation
of replacement or alternate tires or
wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to
ensure that the replacement or
alternate tires and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function
properly.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 333.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 395.
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is
designed to warn the driver when a
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low tire pressure condition exists.
TPMS sensors are mounted onto each
tire and wheel assembly, excluding the
spare tire and wheel assembly. The
TPMS sensors monitor the air
pressure in the tires and transmits the
tire pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
When a low tire pressure condition is
detected, the TPMS illuminates the
low tire pressure warning light on the
instrument cluster. If the warning
light comes on, stop as soon as
possible and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 218.
A message to check the pressure in a
specific tire displays in the Driver
Information Center (DIC). The low tire
pressure warning light and the DIC
warning message come on at each
ignition cycle until the tires are
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inflated to the correct inflation
pressure. Using the DIC, tire pressure
levels can be viewed. For additional
information and details about the DIC
operation and displays see Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 129.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
could be an early indicator that the air
pressure is getting low and needs to
be inflated to the proper pressure.
A Tire and Loading Information label,
attached to your vehicle, shows the
size of the original equipment tires
and the correct inflation pressure for
the tires when they are cold. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 218, for an
example of the Tire and Loading
Information label and its location.
Also see Tire Pressure 0 330.
The TPMS can warn about a low tire
pressure condition but it does not
replace normal tire maintenance. See
Tire Inspection 0 336, Tire Rotation
0 336 and Tires 0 323.
Caution
Tire sealant materials are not all
the same. A non-approved tire
sealant could damage the TPMS
sensors. TPMS sensor damage
caused by using an incorrect tire
sealant is not covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use only
the GM approved tire sealant
available through your dealer or
included in the vehicle.
Factory-installed Tire Inflator Kits use
a GM approved liquid tire sealant.
Using non-approved tire sealants
could damage the TPMS sensors. See
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit 0 345
for information regarding the inflator
kit materials and instructions.
TPMS Malfunction Light and
Message
The TPMS will not function properly if
one or more of the TPMS sensors are
missing or inoperable. When the
system detects a malfunction, the low
tire warning light flashes for about
one minute and then stays on for the
remainder of the ignition cycle. A DIC
warning message also displays. The
malfunction light and DIC warning
message come on at each ignition
cycle until the problem is corrected.
Some of the conditions that can cause
these to come on are:
. One of the road tires has been
replaced with the spare tire. The
spare tire does not have a TPMS
sensor. The malfunction light and
DIC message should go off after
the road tire is replaced and the
sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See “TPMS
Sensor Matching Process” later in
this section.
. The TPMS sensor matching
process was not done or not
completed successfully after
rotating the tires. The malfunction
light and the DIC message should
go off after successfully
completing the sensor matching
process. See "TPMS Sensor
Matching Process" later in this
section.
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.
.
.
One or more TPMS sensors are
missing or damaged. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off when the
TPMS sensors are installed and
the sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See your
dealer for service.
Replacement tires or wheels do
not match the original equipment
tires or wheels. Tires and wheels
other than those recommended
could prevent the TPMS from
functioning properly. See Buying
New Tires 0 338.
Operating electronic devices or
being near facilities using radio
wave frequencies similar to the
TPMS could cause the TPMS
sensors to malfunction.
If the TPMS is not functioning
properly it cannot detect or signal a
low tire condition. See your dealer for
service if the TPMS malfunction light
and DIC message comes on and
stays on.
TPMS Sensor Matching Process
Each TPMS sensor has a unique
identification code. The identification
code needs to be matched to a new
tire/wheel position after rotating the
vehicle’s tires or replacing one or more
of the TPMS sensors. The TPMS
sensor matching process should also
be performed after replacing a spare
tire with a road tire containing the
TPMS sensor. The malfunction light
and the DIC message should go off at
the next ignition cycle. The sensors
are matched to the tire/wheel
positions, using a TPMS relearn tool,
in the following order: driver side
front tire, passenger side front tire,
passenger side rear tire, and driver
side rear. See your dealer for
service or to purchase a relearn tool.
A TPMS relearn tool can also be
purchased. See Tire Pressure
Monitor Sensor Activation Tool at
www.gmtoolsandequipment.com or
call 1-800-GM TOOLS
(1-800-468-6657).
There are two minutes to match the
first tire/wheel position, and
five minutes overall to match all four
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tire/wheel positions. If it takes longer,
the matching process stops and must
be restarted.
The TPMS sensor matching process is:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Place the vehicle power mode in
ON/RUN/START. See Ignition
Positions 0 223.
3. Make sure the Tire Pressure info
display option is turned on. The
info displays on the DIC can be
turned on and off through the
Settings menu. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 129.
4. Use the five-way DIC control on
the right side of the steering
wheel to scroll to the Tire
Pressure screen under the DIC
info page. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 129.
5. Press and hold SEL in the center
of the five-way DIC control.
The horn sounds twice to signal
the receiver is in relearn mode
and the TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
message displays on the DIC
screen.
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6. Start with the driver side
front tire.
7. Place the relearn tool against the
tire sidewall, near the valve stem.
Then press the button to activate
the TPMS sensor. A horn chirp
confirms that the sensor
identification code has been
matched to this tire and wheel
position.
8. Proceed to the passenger side
front tire, and repeat Step 7.
9. Proceed to the passenger side
rear tire, and repeat Step 7.
10. Proceed to the driver side rear
tire, and repeat Step 7. The horn
sounds two times to indicate the
sensor identification code has
been matched to the driver side
rear tire, and the TPMS sensor
matching process is no longer
active. The TIRE LEARNING
ACTIVE message on the DIC
display screen goes off.
11. Shut the ignition off.
12. Set all four tires to the
recommended air pressure level
as indicated on the Tire and
Loading Information label.
.
Tire Inspection
Tire Rotation
We recommend that the tires,
including the spare tire, if the
vehicle has one, be inspected for
signs of wear or damage at least
once a month.
If the vehicle has non-directional
tires, they should be rotated every
12 000 km/7,500 mi. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 368.
Replace the tire if:
.
The indicators at three or more
places around the tire can
be seen.
.
There is cord or fabric showing
through the tire's rubber.
.
The tread or sidewall is
cracked, cut, or snagged deep
enough to show cord or fabric.
.
The tire has a bump, bulge,
or split.
The tire has a puncture, cut,
or other damage that cannot
be repaired well because of the
size or location of the damage.
Tires are rotated to achieve a
uniform wear for all tires. The first
rotation is the most important.
Anytime unusual wear is noticed,
rotate the tires as soon as
possible, check for proper tire
inflation pressure, and check for
damaged tires or wheels. If the
unusual wear continues after the
rotation, check the wheel
alignment. See When It Is Time for
New Tires 0 338 and Wheel
Replacement 0 342.
Directional tires should not be
rotated. Each tire and wheel
should be used only in the
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Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor
System. See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 333.
position it is in. Directional tires
will have an arrow on the tire
indicating the proper direction of
rotation or will have “left” or
“right” molded on the sidewall.
Check that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel
Nut Torque” under Capacities and
Specifications 0 382.
{ Warning
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating tires of the same size
installed on all four wheel
positions.
Use this rotation pattern if the
vehicle has different size tires on
the front and rear and they are
non-directional.
Different tire sizes should not be
rotated front to rear.
If the vehicle has a compact spare
tire, do not include it in the tire
rotation.
Adjust the front and rear tires to
the recommended inflation
pressure on the Tire and Loading
Information label after the tires
have been rotated. See Tire
Pressure 0 330 and Vehicle Load
Limits 0 218.
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose
after time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When
changing a wheel, remove any rust
or dirt from places where the wheel
attaches to the vehicle. In an
emergency, a cloth or a paper towel
can be used; however, use a scraper
or wire brush later to remove all
rust or dirt.
Lightly coat the center of the
wheel hub with wheel bearing
grease after a wheel change or tire
rotation to prevent corrosion or
rust build-up. Do not get grease
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on the flat wheel mounting
surface or on the wheel nuts or
bolts.
When It Is Time for New
Tires
Factors such as maintenance,
temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle
loading, and road conditions affect the
wear rate of the tires.
less of tread remaining. See Tire
Inspection 0 336 and Tire
Rotation 0 336.
aging. This area should be free of
grease, gasoline, or other substances
that can deteriorate rubber.
The rubber in tires ages over time.
This also applies to the spare tire,
if the vehicle has one, even if it is
never used. Multiple factors including
temperatures, loading conditions, and
inflation pressure maintenance affect
how fast aging takes place. GM
recommends that tires, including the
spare if equipped, be replaced after six
years, regardless of tread wear. The
tire manufacture date is the last four
digits of the DOT Tire Identification
Number (TIN) which is molded into
one side of the tire sidewall. The first
two digits represent the week (01–52)
and the last two digits, the year. For
example, the third week of the year
2010 would have a four-digit DOT
date of 0310.
Parking for an extended period can
cause flat spots on the tires that may
result in vibrations while driving.
When storing a vehicle for at least a
month, remove the tires or raise the
vehicle to reduce the weight from the
tires.
Vehicle Storage
Treadwear indicators are one way to
tell when it is time for new tires.
Treadwear indicators appear when the
tires have only 1.6 mm (1/16 in) or
Tires age when stored normally
mounted on a parked vehicle. Park a
vehicle that will be stored for at least
a month in a cool, dry, clean area
away from direct sunlight to slow
Buying New Tires
GM has developed and matched
specific tires for the vehicle. The
original equipment tires installed
were designed to meet General
Motors Tire Performance Criteria
Specification (TPC Spec) system
rating. When replacement tires are
needed, GM strongly recommends
buying tires with the same TPC
Spec rating.
GM's exclusive TPC Spec system
considers over a dozen critical
specifications that impact the
overall performance of the vehicle,
including brake system
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performance, ride and handling,
traction control, and tire pressure
monitoring performance. GM's
TPC Spec number is molded onto
the tire's sidewall near the tire
size. If the tires have an all-season
tread design, the TPC Spec
number will be followed by MS for
mud and snow. See Tire Sidewall
Labeling 0 326, for additional
information.
GM recommends replacing worn
tires in complete sets of four.
Uniform tread depth on all tires
will help to maintain the
performance of the vehicle.
Braking and handling performance
may be adversely affected if all the
tires are not replaced at the same
time. If proper rotation and
maintenance have been done, all
four tires should wear out at
about the same time. See Tire
Rotation 0 336 for information on
proper tire rotation. However, if it
is necessary to replace only one
axle set of worn tires, place the
new tires on the rear axle.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment
tires may not be available for H, V,
W, and ZR speed rated tires. Never
exceed the winter tire's maximum
speed capability when using
winter tires with a lower speed
rating.
{ Warning
Tires could explode during
improper service. Attempting to
mount or dismount a tire could
cause injury or death. Only your
dealer or authorized tire service
center should mount or
dismount the tires.
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{ Warning
Mixing tires of different sizes (other
than those originally installed on
the vehicle), brands, or types may
cause loss of control of the vehicle,
resulting in a crash or other vehicle
damage. Use the correct size, brand,
and type of tire on all four wheels.
{ Warning
Using bias-ply tires on the
vehicle may cause the wheel rim
flanges to develop cracks after
many miles of driving. A tire
and/or wheel could fail suddenly
and cause a crash. Use only
radial-ply tires with the wheels
on the vehicle.
If the vehicle tires must be
replaced with a tire that does not
have a TPC Spec number, make
sure they are the same size, load
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range, speed rating, and
construction (radial) as the
original tires.
Vehicles that have a tire pressure
monitoring system could give an
inaccurate low-pressure warning if
non-TPC Spec rated tires are
installed. See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 333.
The Tire and Loading Information
label indicates the original
equipment tires on the vehicle.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 218.
Different Size Tires and
Wheels
If wheels or tires are installed that are
a different size than the original
equipment wheels and tires, vehicle
performance, including its braking,
ride and handling characteristics,
stability, and resistance to rollover
may be affected. If the vehicle has
electronic systems such as antilock
brakes, rollover airbags, roll bars,
traction control, electronic stability
control, or All-Wheel Drive, the
performance of these systems can also
be affected.
{ Warning
If different sized wheels are used,
there may not be an acceptable
level of performance and safety if
tires not recommended for those
wheels are selected. This increases
the chance of a crash and serious
injury. Only use GM specific wheel
and tire systems developed for the
vehicle, and have them properly
installed by a GM certified
technician.
See Buying New Tires 0 338 and
Accessories and Modifications 0 283.
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading
The following information relates
to the system developed by the
United States National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), which grades tires by
treadwear, traction, and
temperature performance. This
applies only to vehicles sold in the
United States. The grades are
molded on the sidewalls of most
passenger car tires. The Uniform
Tire Quality Grading (UTQG)
system does not apply to deep
tread, winter tires, compact spare
tires, tires with nominal rim
diameters of 10 to 12 inches
(25 to 30 cm), or to some
limited-production tires.
While the tires available on
General Motors passenger cars
and light trucks may vary with
respect to these grades, they must
also conform to federal safety
requirements and additional
General Motors Tire Performance
Criteria (TPC) standards.
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For
example:
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Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
All Passenger Car Tires Must
Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements In Addition To
These Grades.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a
comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course.
For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half
(1½) times as well on the
government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative
performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of
their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the norm
due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences
in road characteristics and
climate.
Traction
The traction grades, from highest
to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.
Those grades represent the tire's
ability to stop on wet pavement as
measured under controlled
conditions on specified
government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction
performance. Warning: The
traction grade assigned to this tire
is based on straight-ahead braking
traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering,
hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
Temperature
The temperature grades are A (the
highest), B, and C, representing
the tire's resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability
to dissipate heat when tested
under controlled conditions on a
specified indoor laboratory test
wheel. Sustained high temperature
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can cause the material of the tire
to degenerate and reduce tire life,
and excessive temperature can
lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger
car tires must meet under the
Federal Motor Safety Standard
No. 109. Grades B and A represent
higher levels of performance on
the laboratory test wheel than the
minimum required by law.
Warning: The temperature grade
for this tire is established for a tire
that is properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive
loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure.
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance
The tires and wheels were aligned and
balanced at the factory to provide the
longest tire life and best overall
performance. Adjustments to wheel
alignment and tire balancing are not
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necessary on a regular basis. Consider
an alignment check if there is unusual
tire wear or the vehicle is significantly
pulling to one side or the other. Some
slight pull to the left or right,
depending on the crown of the road
and/or other road surface variations
such as troughs or ruts, is normal.
If the vehicle is vibrating when driving
on a smooth road, the tires and
wheels may need to be rebalanced.
See your dealer for proper diagnosis.
Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel that is bent,
cracked, or badly rusted or corroded.
If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the
wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts
should be replaced. If the wheel leaks
air, replace it. Some aluminum wheels
can be repaired. See your dealer if any
of these conditions exist.
Your dealer will know the kind of
wheel that is needed.
Each new wheel should have the same
load-carrying capacity, diameter,
width, and offset, and should be
mounted the same way as the one it
replaces.
Replace wheels, wheel bolts, wheel
nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) sensors with new GM original
equipment parts.
{ Warning
Using the wrong replacement
wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel nuts
can be dangerous. It could affect
the braking and handling of the
vehicle. Tires can lose air, and
cause loss of control, causing a
crash. Always use the correct wheel,
wheel bolts, and wheel nuts for
replacement.
Caution
The wrong wheel can also cause
problems with bearing life, brake
cooling, speedometer or odometer
calibration, headlamp aim, bumper
height, vehicle ground clearance,
and tire 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.
{ 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
rotor damage. To avoid expensive
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Warning (Continued)
Caution
brake repairs, evenly tighten the
wheel nuts in the proper sequence
and to the proper torque
specification.
tire chains. There is not enough
clearance. Tire chains used on a
vehicle without the proper amount
of clearance can cause damage to
the brakes, suspension, or other
vehicle parts. The area damaged by
the tire chains could cause loss of
control and a crash. Use another
type of traction device only if its
manufacturer recommends it for
the vehicle's tire size combination
and road conditions. Follow that
manufacturer's instructions. To
avoid vehicle damage, drive slow
and readjust or remove the traction
device if it contacts the vehicle. Do
not spin the wheels. If traction
devices are used, install them on
the rear tires.
If the vehicle is equipped with a tire
size other than 225/40R18, 225/
40RF18, 255/35RF18, 225/35R19,
or 255/30R19, use tire chains only
where legal and only when
necessary. Use low profile chains
that add no more than 12 mm
thickness to the tire tread and inner
sidewall. Use chains that are the
proper size for the tires. Install
them on the tires of the rear axle.
Don't use chains on the tires of the
front axle. Tighten them as tightly
as possible with the ends securely
fastened. Drive slowly and follow
the chain manufacturer's
instructions. If the chains contact
the vehicle, stop and retighten
them. If the contact continues, slow
down until it stops. Driving too fast
or spinning the wheels with chains
on will damage the vehicle.
Used Replacement Wheels
{ Warning
Replacing a wheel with a used one
is dangerous. How it has been used
or how far it has been driven may
be unknown. It could fail suddenly
and cause a crash. When replacing
wheels, use a new GM original
equipment wheel.
Tire Chains
{ Warning
If the vehicle has 225/40R18, 225/
40RF18, 255/35RF18, 225/35R19,
or 255/30R19 size tires, do not use
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If a Tire Goes Flat
If the vehicle has run-flat tires, there
is no need to stop on the side of the
road to change a flat tire. See Run-Flat
Tires 0 325.
{
Warning
Special tools and procedures are
required to service a run-flat tire.
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.
It is unusual for a tire to blow out
while driving, especially if the tires are
maintained properly. See Tires 0 323.
If air goes out of a tire, it is much
more likely to leak out slowly. But if
there is ever a blowout, here are a few
tips about what to expect and what
to do:
If a front tire fails, the flat tire creates
a drag that pulls the vehicle toward
that side. Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal and grip the steering
wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane
position, and then gently brake to a
stop, well off the road, if possible.
A rear blowout, particularly on a
curve, acts much like a skid and may
require the same correction as used in
a skid. Stop pressing the accelerator
pedal and steer to straighten the
vehicle. It may be very bumpy and
noisy. Gently brake to a stop, well off
the road, if possible.
{ Warning
Lifting a vehicle and getting under
it to do maintenance or repairs is
dangerous without the appropriate
safety equipment and training. If a
jack is provided with the vehicle, it
is designed only for changing a flat
tire. If it is used for anything else,
you or others could be badly injured
or killed if the vehicle slips off the
jack. If a jack is provided with the
vehicle, only use it for changing a
flat tire.
If this vehicle does not have run-flat
tires and a tire goes flat, avoid further
tire and wheel damage by driving
slowly to a level place, well off the
road, if possible.
1. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers. See Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 161.
2. Set the parking brake firmly.
3. Put an automatic transmission in
P (Park) or a manual
transmission in 1 (First) or
R (Reverse).
4. Turn off the ignition.
5. Inspect the flat tire.
{ Warning
Driving on a flat tire will cause
permanent damage to the tire.
Re-inflating a tire after it has been
driven on while severely
underinflated or flat may cause a
blowout and a serious crash. Never
attempt to re-inflate a tire that has
been driven on while severely
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Warning (Continued)
{ Warning
underinflated or flat. Have your
dealer or an authorized tire service
center repair or replace the flat tire
as soon as possible.
vehicle. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO) which
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death. Never run the engine in an
enclosed area that has no fresh air
ventilation. For more information,
see Engine Exhaust 0 230.
Storing the tire sealant and
compressor kit or other equipment
in the passenger compartment of
the vehicle could cause injury. In a
sudden stop or collision, loose
equipment could strike someone.
Store the tire sealant and
compressor kit in its original
location.
If this vehicle has a tire sealant kit
and the tire has been separated from
the wheel, has damaged sidewalls,
or has a puncture larger than
6 mm (0.25 in), the tire is too severely
damaged for the tire sealant and
compressor kit to be effective. If the
tire has a puncture less than
6 mm (0.25 in) in the tread area of the
tire, see Tire Sealant and Compressor
Kit 0 345.
Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit
{ Warning
Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area
with poor ventilation is dangerous.
Engine exhaust may enter the
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{ Warning
Overinflating a tire could cause the
tire to rupture and you or others
could be injured. Be sure to read
and follow the tire sealant and
compressor kit instructions and
inflate the tire to its recommended
pressure. Do not exceed the
recommended pressure.
If this vehicle has a tire sealant and
compressor kit, there may not be a
spare tire or tire changing equipment,
and on some vehicles there may not
be a place to store a tire.
The tire sealant and compressor can
be used to temporarily seal punctures
up to 6 mm (0.25 in) in the tread area
of the tire. It can also be used to
inflate an underinflated tire.
If the tire has been separated from the
wheel, has damaged sidewalls, or has
a large puncture, the tire is too
severely damaged for the tire sealant
and compressor kit to be effective. See
Roadside Service 0 389.
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Read and follow all of the tire sealant
and compressor kit instructions.
The kit includes:
1. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air
or Air Only)
2. On/Off Button
3. Pressure Gauge
4. Pressure Deflation Button
5. Tire Sealant Canister
6. Sealant/Air Hose (Clear)
7. Air Only Hose (Black)
8. Power Plug
9. Canister Release Button
(Under Sealant/Air Hose)
Tire Sealant
Read and follow the safe handling
instructions on the label adhered to
the sealant canister.
Check the tire sealant expiration date
on the sealant canister. The sealant
canister should be replaced before its
expiration date. Replacement sealant
canisters are available at your local
dealer. See “Removal and Installation
of the Sealant Canister” following.
There is only enough sealant to seal
one tire. After usage, the sealant
canister and sealant/air hose assembly
must be replaced. See “Removal and
Installation of the Sealant Canister”
following.
Using the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit to Temporarily
Seal and Inflate a
Punctured Tire
Follow the directions closely for
correct sealant usage.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Tire Sealant Canister
Sealant/Air Hose (Clear)
Air Only Hose (Black)
Power Plug
Canister Release Button
(Under Sealant/Air Hose)
When using the tire sealant and
compressor kit during cold
temperatures, warm the kit in a
heated environment for five minutes.
This will help to inflate the tire faster.
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire
and wheel damage by driving slowly
to a level place. Turn on the hazard
warning flashers. See Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 161.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 344 for other
important safety warnings.
Do not remove any objects that have
penetrated the tire.
1. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air
or Air Only)
2. On/Off Button
3. Pressure Gauge
4. Pressure Deflation Button
1. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit from its storage
location. See Storing the Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit 0 351.
2. Unwrap the sealant/air hose (6)
and the power plug (8).
3. Place the kit on the ground.
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Make sure the tire valve stem is
positioned close to the ground so
the hose will reach it.
4. Remove the valve stem cap from
the flat tire by turning it
counterclockwise.
5. Attach the sealant/air hose (6)
onto the tire valve stem. Turn it
clockwise until it is tight.
6. Plug the power plug (8) into the
accessory power outlet in the
vehicle. Unplug all items from
other accessory power outlets.
See Power Outlets 0 110.
If the vehicle has an accessory
power outlet, do not use the
cigarette lighter.
If the vehicle only has a cigarette
lighter, use the cigarette lighter.
Do not pinch the power plug
cord in the door or window.
7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle
must be running while using the
air compressor.
8. Press and turn the selector
switch (1) counterclockwise to
the Sealant + Air position.
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9. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit on.
The compressor will inject
sealant and air into the tire.
The pressure gauge (3) will
initially show a high pressure
while the compressor pushes the
sealant into the tire. Once the
sealant is completely dispersed
into the tire, the pressure will
quickly drop and start to rise
again as the tire inflates with
air only.
10. Inflate the tire to the
recommended inflation pressure
using the pressure gauge (3). The
recommended inflation pressure
can be found on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See
Tire Pressure 0 330.
The pressure gauge (3) may read
higher than the actual tire
pressure while the compressor is
on. Turn the compressor off to
get an accurate pressure reading.
The compressor may be turned
on/off until the correct pressure
is reached.
Caution
If the recommended pressure
cannot be reached after
approximately 25 minutes, the
vehicle should not be driven farther.
The tire is too severely damaged
and the tire sealant and compressor
kit cannot inflate the tire. Remove
the power plug from the accessory
power outlet and unscrew the
inflating hose from the tire valve.
See Roadside Service 0 389.
12. Unplug the power plug (8) from
the accessory power outlet in the
vehicle.
13. Turn the sealant/air hose (6)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the tire valve stem.
14. Replace the tire valve stem cap.
15. Replace the sealant/air hose (6),
and the power plug (8) back in
their original location.
11. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit off.
The tire is not sealed and will
continue to leak air until the
vehicle is driven and the sealant
is distributed in the tire,
therefore, Steps 12–18 must be
done immediately after Step 11.
Be careful while handling the tire
sealant and compressor kit as it
could be warm after usage.
16. If the flat tire was able to inflate
to the recommended inflation
pressure, remove the maximum
speed label from the sealant
canister (5) and place it in a
highly visible location. Do not
exceed the speed on this label
until the damaged tire is repaired
or replaced.
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17. Return the equipment to its
original storage location in the
vehicle.
18. Immediately drive the vehicle
8 km (5 mi) to distribute the
sealant in the tire.
19. Stop at a safe location and check
the tire pressure. Refer to
Steps 1–11 under “Using the Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit
without Sealant to Inflate a Tire
(Not Punctured).”
If the tire pressure has fallen
more than 68 kPa (10 psi) below
the recommended inflation
pressure, stop driving the vehicle.
The tire is too severely damaged
and the tire sealant cannot seal
the tire. See Roadside
Service 0 389.
If the tire pressure has not
dropped more than 68 kPa
(10 psi) from the recommended
inflation pressure, inflate the tire
to the recommended inflation
pressure.
20. Wipe off any sealant from the
wheel, tire, and vehicle.
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21. Dispose of the used sealant
canister (5) and sealant/air hose
(6) assembly at a local dealer or
in accordance with local state
codes and practices.
22. Replace with a new canister
assembly available from your
dealer.
23. After temporarily sealing the tire
using the tire sealant and
compressor kit, take the vehicle
to an authorized dealer within
161 km (100 mi) of driving to
have the tire repaired or
replaced.
Using the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit without Sealant
to Inflate a Tire (Not Punctured)
To use the air compressor to inflate a
tire with air only and not sealant:
1. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air
or Air Only)
2. On/Off Button
3. Pressure Gauge
4. Pressure Deflation Button
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Tire Sealant Canister
Sealant/Air Hose (Clear)
Air Only Hose (Black)
Power Plug
Canister Release Button
(Under Sealant/Air Hose)
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire
and wheel damage by driving slowly
to a level place. Turn on the hazard
warning flashers. See Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 161.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 344 for other
important safety warnings.
1. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit from its storage
location. See Storing the Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit 0 351.
2. Unwrap the air only hose (7) and
the power plug (8).
3. Place the kit on the ground.
Make sure the tire valve stem is
positioned close to the ground so
the hose will reach it.
4. Remove the tire valve stem cap
from the flat tire by turning it
counterclockwise.
5. Attach the air only hose (7) onto
the tire valve stem by turning it
clockwise until it is tight.
6. Plug the power plug (8) into the
accessory power outlet in the
vehicle. Unplug all items from
other accessory power outlets.
See Power Outlets 0 110.
If the vehicle has an accessory
power outlet, do not use the
cigarette lighter.
If the vehicle only has a cigarette
lighter, use the cigarette lighter.
Do not pinch the power plug
cord in the door or window.
7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle
must be running while using the
air compressor.
8. Press and turn the selector
switch (1) clockwise to the Air
Only position.
9. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the compressor on.
The compressor will inflate the
tire with air only.
10. Inflate the tire to the
recommended inflation pressure
using the pressure gauge (3). The
recommended inflation pressure
can be found on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See
Tire Pressure 0 330.
The pressure gauge (3) may read
higher than the actual tire
pressure while the compressor is
on. Turn the compressor off to
get an accurate reading. The
compressor may be turned on/off
until the correct pressure is
reached.
If you inflate the tire higher than
the recommended pressure you
can adjust the excess pressure by
pressing the pressure deflation
button (4) until the proper
pressure reading is reached. This
option is only functional when
using the air only hose (7).
11. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit off.
Be careful while handling the tire
sealant and compressor kit as it
could be warm after usage.
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12. Unplug the power plug (8) from
the accessory power outlet in the
vehicle.
13. Disconnect the air only hose (7)
from the tire valve stem, by
turning it counterclockwise, and
replace the tire valve stem cap.
14. Replace the air only hose (7) and
the power plug (8) and cord back
in its original location.
15. Place the equipment in the
original storage location in the
vehicle.
The tire sealant and compressor kit
has an accessory adapter located in a
compartment on the bottom of its
housing that may be used to inflate
air mattresses, balls, etc.
Removal and Installation of the
Sealant Canister
To remove the sealant canister:
1. Unwrap the sealant hose.
2. Press the canister release
button (9).
3. Pull up and remove the canister.
4. Replace with a new canister
which is available from your
dealer.
5. Push the new canister into place.
Storing the Tire Sealant
and Compressor Kit
To access the tire sealant and
compressor kit:
1. Open the trunk. See Trunk 0 43.
2. Lift the cover.
3. Remove the strap.
4. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit.
To store the tire sealant and
compressor kit, reverse the steps.
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Jump Starting
{ Warning
Jump Starting - North
America
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Batteries also contain other
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer. WASH
HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
For more information about the
vehicle battery, see Battery - North
America 0 308.
For the 3.6L V6 twin turbo engine
(LF4) only, there is an optional low
mass battery that can be used for
track events. If the vehicle has the low
mass battery installed and the battery
has a low State of Charge (SOC), the
vehicle can be jump started the same
way as if the regular battery was in
the vehicle using the following
procedure. For more information on
the low mass battery, see Battery North America 0 308 and Track Events
and Competitive Driving 0 211.
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.
See California Proposition
65 Warning 0 283.
{ 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.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
.
They contain enough
electricity to burn you.
If you do not follow these steps
exactly, some or all of these things
can hurt you.
Caution
Ignoring these steps could result in
costly damage to the vehicle that
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Trying to start the vehicle
by pushing or pulling it will not
work, and it could damage the
vehicle.
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The 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
4. Discharged Battery Negative
Grounding Point
The jump start positive post (1) and
negative post (2) are on the battery of
the vehicle providing the jump start.
The jump start positive post (3) and
the negative grounding point (4) for
the discharged battery are on the
passenger side of the vehicle.
If the other vehicle does not have a
12-volt system with a negative
ground, both vehicles can be
damaged. Only use a vehicle that
has a 12-volt system with a
negative ground for jump starting.
2. Position the two vehicles so that
they are not touching.
3. Set the parking brake firmly and
put the shift lever in P (Park)
with an automatic transmission,
or Neutral with a manual
transmission. See Shifting Into
Park (Automatic Transmission)
0 228 with an automatic
transmission, or Parking 0 229
with a manual transmission.
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Caution
If any accessories are left on or
plugged in during the jump starting
procedure, they could be damaged.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Whenever
possible, turn off or unplug all
accessories on either vehicle when
jump starting.
4. Set the ignition to OFF. Turn off
all lights and accessories in both
vehicles, except the hazard
warning flashers if needed.
{ Warning
An electric fan can start up even
when the engine is not running and
can injure you. Keep hands,
clothing, and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
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{ Warning
Using a match near a battery can
cause battery gas to explode. People
have been hurt doing this, and
some have been blinded. Use a
flashlight if you need more light.
Battery fluid contains acid that can
burn you. Do not get it on you.
If you accidentally get it in your
eyes or on your skin, flush the place
with water and get medical help
immediately.
{ Warning
Fans or other moving engine parts
can injure you badly. Keep your
hands away from moving parts
once the engine is running.
5. Connect one end of the red
positive (+) cable to the
positive (+) terminal on the
discharged battery.
6. Connect the other end of the red
positive (+) cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the good
battery.
7. Connect one end of the black
negative (–) cable to the
negative (–) terminal of the good
battery.
8. Connect the other end of the
black negative (–) cable to the
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.
Caution
If the jumper cables are connected
or removed in the wrong order,
electrical shorting may occur and
damage the vehicle. The repairs
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Always connect and
remove the jumper cables in the
correct order, making sure that the
cables do not touch each other or
other metal.
Jumper Cable Removal
Reverse the sequence exactly when
removing the jumper cables.
After starting the disabled vehicle and
removing the jumper cables, allow it
to idle for several minutes.
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Towing the Vehicle
Caution
Improper use of the tow eye can
cause vehicle damage. Use caution
and low speeds to prevent damage
to the vehicle.
Caution
Incorrectly towing a disabled
vehicle may cause damage. The
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Do not lash or hook to suspension
components. Use the proper straps
around the tires to secure the
vehicle.
Have the vehicle towed on a flatbed
car carrier. A wheel lift tow truck
could damage the vehicle.
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Carefully open the cover in the fascia
by using the small notch that conceals
the tow eye socket.
Due to low ramp angles on the
V-Series only, use care when loading
the vehicle onto a flatbed carrier.
Front spring spacers were provided for
lifting the front suspension if more
clearance is necessary when towing.
Consult your dealer or a professional
towing service if the disabled vehicle
must be towed.
If the vehicle is equipped with tow
eye, only use the tow eye to pull the
vehicle onto a flatbed car carrier from
a flat road surface. Do not use the tow
eye to pull the vehicle from snow,
mud or sand.
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.
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
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with two wheels on the ground and
two wheels up on a device known as a
dolly.
Here are some important things to
consider before recreational vehicle
towing:
. What is the towing capacity of the
towing vehicle? Be sure to read the
tow vehicle manufacturer's
recommendations.
. What is the distance that will be
traveled? Some vehicles have
restrictions on how far and how
long they can tow.
. Is the proper towing equipment
going to be used? See your dealer
or trailering professional for
additional advice and equipment
recommendations.
. Is the vehicle ready to be towed?
Just as preparing the vehicle for a
long trip, make sure the vehicle is
prepared to be towed.
Caution
Use of a shield mounted in front of
the vehicle grille could restrict
airflow and cause damage to the
transmission. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle warranty.
If using a shield, only use one that
attaches to the towing vehicle.
Dinghy Towing
Caution
If the vehicle is towed with all four
wheels on the ground, the
drivetrain components could be
damaged. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty. Do
not tow the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground.
The vehicle was not designed to be
towed with all four wheels on the
ground. If 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.
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Vehicles)
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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)
Caution
2. Put the rear wheels on the dolly.
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.
3. Firmly set the parking brake. See
Parking Brake (Electric) 0 238 or
Parking Brake (Manual) 0 240.
All-wheel-drive vehicles can only be
towed with all four wheels on a trailer.
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.
4. Put the vehicle in P (Park).
5. Securely attach the vehicle being
towed to the dolly.
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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 0 377.
Washing the Vehicle
To preserve the vehicle's finish, wash
it often and out of direct sunlight.
Caution
Do not use petroleum-based, acidic,
or abrasive cleaning agents as they
can damage the vehicle's paint,
metal, or plastic parts. If damage
occurs, it would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Approved
cleaning products can be obtained
from your dealer. Follow all
manufacturer directions regarding
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correct product usage, necessary
safety precautions, and appropriate
disposal of any vehicle care
product.
Caution
Avoid using high-pressure washes
closer than 30 cm (12 in) to the
surface of the vehicle. Use of power
washers exceeding 8,274 kPa
(1,200 psi) can result in damage or
removal of paint and decals.
Caution
Do not power wash any component
under the hood that has this e
symbol.
This could cause damage that
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
If using an automatic car wash, follow
the car wash instructions. The
windshield wiper and rear window
wiper, if equipped, must be off.
Remove any accessories that may be
damaged or interfere with the car
wash equipment.
Rinse the vehicle well, before washing
and after, to remove all cleaning
agents completely. If they are allowed
to dry on the surface, they could stain.
Dry the finish with a soft, clean
chamois or an all-cotton towel to
avoid surface scratches and water
spotting.
Finish Care
Application of aftermarket clearcoat
sealant/wax materials is not
recommended. If painted surfaces are
damaged, see your dealer to 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
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non-abrasive cleaners that are marked
safe for painted surfaces to remove
foreign matter.
Occasional hand waxing or mild
polishing should be done to remove
residue from the paint finish. See your
dealer for approved cleaning products.
Do not apply waxes or polishes to
uncoated plastic, vinyl, rubber, decals,
simulated wood, or flat paint as
damage can occur.
Caution
Machine compounding or
aggressive polishing on a basecoat/
clearcoat paint finish may damage
it. Use only non-abrasive waxes and
polishes that are made for a
basecoat/clearcoat paint finish on
the vehicle.
To keep the paint finish looking new,
keep the vehicle garaged or covered
whenever possible.
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highly acidic or contain alkaline
substances and can damage the
moldings.
Carbon fiber composite parts can be
washed and waxed like any other
parts. Use a clear or black pigmented
wax. See Composite Materials 0 222.
.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal
Moldings
Always dilute a concentrated
cleaner according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
.
Do not use cleaners that are not
intended for automotive use.
Caution
.
Failure to clean and protect the
bright metal moldings can result in
a hazy white finish or pitting. This
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Use a nonabrasive wax on the
vehicle after washing to protect
and extend the molding finish.
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses,
Emblems, Decals, and Stripes
The bright metal moldings on the
vehicle are aluminum, chrome or
stainless steel. To prevent damage
always follow these cleaning
instructions:
. Be sure the molding is cool to the
touch before applying any cleaning
solution.
. Use only approved cleaning
solutions for aluminum, chrome or
stainless steel. Some cleaners are
Lamp covers are made of plastic, and
some have a UV protective coating. Do
not clean or wipe them when dry.
Use only lukewarm or cold water, a
soft cloth, and a car washing soap to
clean exterior lamps, lenses, emblems,
decals, and stripes. Follow instructions
under "Washing the Vehicle"
previously in this section.
Do not use any of the following on
lamp covers:
. Abrasive or caustic agents.
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Washer fluids and other cleaning
agents in higher concentrations
than suggested by the
manufacturer.
Air Intakes
Clear debris from the air intakes,
between the hood and windshield,
when washing the vehicle.
.
Solvents, alcohols, fuels, or other
harsh cleaners.
Windshield and Wiper Blades
.
Ice scrapers or other hard items.
.
Aftermarket appearance caps or
covers while the lamps are
illuminated, due to excessive heat
generated.
Clean the outside of the windshield
with glass cleaner.
Caution
Failure to clean lamps properly can
cause damage to the lamp cover
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Clean rubber blades using a lint-free
cloth or paper towel soaked with
windshield washer fluid or a mild
detergent. Wash the windshield
thoroughly when cleaning the blades.
Bugs, road grime, sap, and a buildup
of vehicle wash/wax treatments may
cause wiper streaking.
Replace the wiper blades if they are
worn or damaged. Damage can be
caused by extreme dusty conditions,
sand, salt, heat, sun, snow, and ice.
Caution
Weatherstrips
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.
Apply Dielectric silicone grease on
weatherstrips to make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or
squeak. Lubricate weatherstrips at
least once a year. Hot, dry climates
may require more frequent
application. Black marks from rubber
material on painted surfaces can be
removed by rubbing with a clean
cloth. See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 377.
Tires
Use a stiff brush with tire cleaner to
clean the tires.
Caution
Using petroleum-based tire dressing
products on the vehicle may
damage the paint finish and/or
tires. When applying a tire dressing,
always wipe off any overspray from
all painted surfaces on the vehicle.
Wheels and Trim — Aluminum or
Chrome
Use a soft, clean cloth with mild soap
and water to clean the wheels. After
rinsing thoroughly with clean water,
dry with a soft, clean towel. A wax
may then be applied.
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Caution
Chrome wheels and other chrome
trim may be damaged if the vehicle
is not washed after driving on roads
that have been sprayed with
magnesium, calcium, or sodium
chloride. These chlorides are used
on roads for conditions such as ice
and dust. Always wash the chrome
with soap and water after exposure.
Caution
To avoid surface damage, do not
use strong soaps, chemicals,
abrasive polishes, cleaners, brushes,
or cleaners that contain acid on
aluminum or chrome-plated wheels.
Use only approved cleaners. Also,
never drive a vehicle with
aluminum or chrome-plated wheels
through an automatic car wash that
uses silicone carbide tire cleaning
brushes. Damage could occur and
the repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Brake System
Visually inspect brake lines and hoses
for proper hook-up, binding, leaks,
cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake
pads for wear and rotors for surface
condition. Inspect drum brake linings/
shoes for wear or cracks. Inspect all
other brake parts.
Steering, Suspension, and
Chassis Components
Visually inspect steering, suspension,
and chassis components for damaged,
loose, or missing parts or signs of
wear at least once a year.
Inspect power steering for proper
attachment, connections, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.
Visually check constant velocity joint
boots and axle seals for leaks.
Body Component Lubrication
Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood
hinges, liftgate hinges, and the steel
fuel door hinge, unless the
components are plastic. Applying
silicone grease on weatherstrips with a
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clean cloth will make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or
squeak.
Underbody Maintenance
At least twice a year, spring and fall,
use plain water to flush any corrosive
materials from the underbody. Take
care to thoroughly clean any areas
where mud and other debris can
collect.
Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water can
overcome the seals and contaminate
the fluid. Contaminated fluid will
decrease the life of the transfer case
and/or axles and should be replaced
Sheet Metal Damage
If the vehicle is damaged and requires
sheet metal repair or replacement,
make sure the body repair shop
applies anti-corrosion material to
parts repaired or replaced to restore
corrosion protection.
Original manufacturer replacement
parts will provide the corrosion
protection while maintaining the
vehicle warranty.
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Finish Damage
Quickly repair minor chips and
scratches with touch-up materials
available from your dealer to avoid
corrosion. Larger areas of finish
damage can be corrected in your
dealer's body and paint shop.
Chemical Paint Spotting
Airborne pollutants can fall upon and
attack painted vehicle surfaces
causing blotchy, ring-shaped
discolorations, and small, irregular
dark spots etched into the paint
surface. See “Finish Care” previously in
this section.
Interior Care
To prevent dirt particle abrasions,
regularly clean the vehicle's interior.
Immediately remove any soils.
Newspapers or dark garments can
transfer color to the vehicle’s interior.
Use a soft bristle brush to remove
dust from knobs and crevices on the
instrument cluster. Using a mild soap
solution, immediately remove hand
(1 gal) of water. A concentrated
soap solution will create streaks
and attract dirt. Do not use
solutions that contain strong or
caustic soap.
lotions, sunscreen, and insect
repellent from all interior surfaces or
permanent damage may result.
Use cleaners specifically designed for
the surfaces being cleaned to prevent
permanent damage. Apply all cleaners
directly to the cleaning cloth. Do not
spray cleaners on any switches or
controls. Remove cleaners quickly.
Before using cleaners, read and follow
all safety instructions on the label.
While cleaning the interior, open the
doors and windows to get proper
ventilation.
To prevent damage, do not clean the
interior using the following cleaners
or techniques:
. Never use a razor or any other
sharp object to remove soil from
any interior surface.
. Never use a brush with stiff
bristles.
. Never rub any surface aggressively
or with too much pressure.
. Do not use laundry detergents or
dishwashing soaps with
degreasers. For liquid cleaners, use
approximately 20 drops per 3.8 L
.
Do not heavily saturate the
upholstery when cleaning.
.
Do not use solvents or cleaners
containing solvents.
Interior Glass
To clean, use a terry cloth fabric
dampened with water. Wipe droplets
left behind with a clean dry cloth.
If necessary, use a commercial glass
cleaner after cleaning with plain water.
Caution
To prevent scratching, never use
abrasive cleaners on automotive
glass. Abrasive cleaners or
aggressive cleaning may damage
the rear window defogger.
Cleaning the windshield with water
during the first three to six months of
ownership will reduce tendency to fog.
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Speaker Covers
Vacuum around a speaker cover
gently, so that the speaker will not be
damaged. Clean spots with water and
mild soap.
Coated Moldings
Coated moldings should be cleaned.
. When lightly soiled, wipe with a
sponge or soft, lint-free cloth
dampened with water.
. When heavily soiled, use warm
soapy water.
Fabric/Carpet/Suede
Start by vacuuming the surface using
a soft brush attachment. If a rotating
vacuum brush attachment is being
used, only use it on the floor carpet.
Before cleaning, gently remove as
much of the soil as possible:
. Gently blot liquids with a paper
towel. Continue blotting until no
more soil can be removed.
. For solid soils, remove as much as
possible prior to vacuuming.
To clean:
1. Saturate a clean, lint-free
colorfast cloth with water.
Microfiber cloth is recommended
to prevent lint transfer to the
fabric or carpet.
2. Remove excess moisture by
gently wringing until water does
not drip from the cleaning cloth.
3. Start on the outside edge of the
soil and gently rub toward the
center. Fold the cleaning cloth to
a clean area frequently to
prevent forcing the soil in to the
fabric.
4. Continue gently rubbing the
soiled area until there is no
longer any color transfer from
the soil to the cleaning cloth.
5. If the soil is not completely
removed, use a mild soap
solution followed only by plain
water.
If the soil is not completely removed,
it may be necessary to use a
commercial upholstery cleaner or spot
lifter. Test a small hidden area for
colorfastness before using a
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commercial upholstery cleaner or spot
lifter. If ring formation occurs, clean
the entire fabric or carpet.
After cleaning, use a paper towel to
blot excess moisture.
Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces
and Vehicle Information and
Radio Displays
Use a microfiber cloth on high gloss
surfaces or vehicle displays. First, use
a soft bristle brush to remove dirt that
can scratch the surface. Then gently
clean by rubbing with a microfiber
cloth. Never use window cleaners or
solvents. Periodically hand wash the
microfiber cloth separately, using mild
soap. Do not use bleach or fabric
softener. Rinse thoroughly and air dry
before next use.
Caution
Do not attach a device with a
suction cup to the display. This may
cause damage and would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
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Instrument Panel, Leather, Vinyl,
Other Plastic Surfaces, Low
Gloss Paint Surfaces, and
Natural Open Pore Wood
Surfaces
Use a soft microfiber cloth dampened
with water to remove dust and loose
dirt. For a more thorough cleaning,
use a soft microfiber cloth dampened
with a mild soap solution.
Caution
Soaking or saturating leather,
especially perforated leather, as well
as other interior surfaces, may
cause permanent damage. Wipe
excess moisture from these surfaces
after cleaning and allow them to
dry naturally. Never use heat,
steam, or spot removers. Do not use
cleaners that contain silicone or
wax-based products. Cleaners
containing these solvents can
permanently change the appearance
and feel of leather or soft trim, and
are not recommended.
Do not use cleaners that increase
gloss, especially on the instrument
panel. Reflected glare can decrease
visibility through the windshield
under certain conditions.
Caution
Use of air fresheners may cause
permanent damage to plastics and
painted surfaces. If an air freshener
comes in contact with any plastic
or painted surface in the vehicle,
blot immediately and clean with a
soft cloth dampened with a mild
soap solution. Damage caused by
air fresheners would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Cargo Cover and
Convenience Net
Wash with warm water and mild
detergent. Do not use chlorine bleach.
Rinse with cold water, and then dry
completely.
Care of Safety Belts
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belt
webbing. It may severely weaken
the webbing. In a crash, they might
not be able to provide adequate
protection. Clean and rinse safety
belt webbing only with mild soap
and lukewarm water. Allow the
webbing to dry.
Floor Mats
{ Warning
If a floor mat is the wrong size or is
not properly installed, it can
interfere with the pedals.
Interference with the pedals can
cause unintended acceleration and/
or increased stopping distance
which can cause a crash and injury.
Make sure the floor mat does not
interfere with the pedals.
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Use the following guidelines for
proper floor mat usage.
. The original equipment floor mats
were designed for your vehicle.
If the floor mats need replacing, it
is recommended that GM certified
floor mats be purchased. Non-GM
floor mats may not fit properly
and may interfere with the pedals.
Always check that the floor mats
do not interfere with the pedals.
. Do not use a floor mat if the
vehicle is not equipped with a
floor mat retainer on the driver
side floor.
. Use the floor mat with the correct
side up. Do not turn it over.
. Do not place anything on top of
the driver side floor mat.
. Use only a single floor mat on the
driver side.
. Do not place one floor mat on top
of another.
The floor mats are held in place by
button-type retainers.
Removing and Replacing the
Floor Mats
1. Pull up on the rear of the floor
mat to unlock the retainers and
remove.
2. Reinstall by lining up the floor
mat retainer openings over the
carpet retainers and snap into
position.
3. Make sure the floor mat is
properly secured in place. Verify
the floor mat does not interfere
with the pedals.
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Service and
Maintenance
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Special Application Services
Special Application Services . . . . . 373
Additional Maintenance
and Care
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Maintenance Replacement
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Maintenance Records
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
General Information
Your vehicle is an important
investment. This section describes the
required maintenance for the vehicle.
Follow this schedule to help protect
against major repair expenses
resulting from neglect or inadequate
maintenance. It may also help to
maintain the value of the vehicle if it
is sold. It is the responsibility of the
owner to have all required
maintenance performed.
Your dealer has trained technicians
who can perform required
maintenance using genuine
replacement parts. They have
up-to-date tools and equipment for
fast and accurate diagnostics. Many
dealers have extended evening and
Saturday hours, courtesy
transportation, and online scheduling
to assist with service needs.
Your dealer recognizes the importance
of providing competitively priced
maintenance and repair services. With
trained technicians, the dealer is the
place for routine maintenance such as
oil changes and tire rotations and
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additional maintenance items like
tires, brakes, batteries, and wiper
blades.
Caution
Damage caused by improper
maintenance can lead to costly
repairs and may not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Maintenance
intervals, checks, inspections,
recommended fluids, and lubricants
are important to keep the vehicle in
good working condition.
The Tire Rotation and Required
Services are the responsibility of the
vehicle owner. It is recommended to
have your dealer perform these
services every 12 000 km/7,500 mi.
Proper vehicle maintenance helps to
keep the vehicle in good working
condition, improves fuel economy, and
reduces vehicle emissions.
Because of the way people use
vehicles, maintenance needs vary.
There may need to be more frequent
checks and services. The Additional
Required Services - Normal are for
vehicles that:
. Carry passengers and cargo within
recommended limits on the Tire
and Loading Information label. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 218.
. Are driven on reasonable road
surfaces within legal driving limits.
. Use the recommended fuel. See
Fuel 0 271.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Normal chart.
The Additional Required Services Severe are for vehicles that are:
. Mainly driven in heavy city traffic
in hot weather.
. Mainly driven in hilly or
mountainous terrain.
. Frequently towing a trailer.
.
Used for high speed or competitive
driving.
.
Used for taxi, police, or delivery
service.
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Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Severe chart.
{ Warning
Performing maintenance work can
be dangerous and can cause serious
injury. Perform maintenance work
only if the required information,
proper tools, and equipment are
available. If they are not, see your
dealer to have a trained technician
do the work. See Doing Your Own
Service Work 0 284.
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Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance
Your vehicle comes with the Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance. It is a
maintenance program that covers
select maintenance services during
the first three years or 58 000 km
(36,000 mi) whichever comes first.
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
covers routine maintenance services,
when scheduled in accordance with
the owner manual, including:
. Oil changes based on the vehicle's
oil life monitor system.
. Tire rotation every 12 000 km
(7,500 mi).
. Engine air cleaner filter
replacement - ATS-V only.
. Passenger compartment air filter
replacement.
. Multi-point vehicle inspection
(MPVI) performed by a qualified
technician.
Cadillac requires that all Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance services
be performed by a Cadillac authorized
service dealer.
Maintenance Schedule
Owner Checks and Services
At Each Fuel Stop
. Check the engine oil level. See
Engine Oil 0 293.
Once a Month
. Check the tire inflation pressures.
See Tire Pressure 0 330.
. Inspect the tires for wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 336.
. Check the windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 305.
Engine Oil Change
When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message displays, have the
engine oil and filter changed within
the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven
under the best conditions, the engine
oil life system may not indicate the
need for vehicle service for up to a
year. The engine oil and filter must be
changed at least once a year and the
oil life system must be reset. Your
trained dealer technician can perform
this work. If the engine oil life system
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is reset accidentally, service the
vehicle within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since
the last service. Reset the oil life
system when the oil is changed. See
Engine Oil Life System 0 295.
Tire Rotation and Required
Services Every 12 000 km/
7,500 mi
Rotate the tires, if recommended for
the vehicle, and perform the following
services. See Tire Rotation 0 336.
. Check engine oil level and oil
life percentage. If needed, change
engine oil and filter, and reset oil
life system. See Engine Oil 0 293
and Engine Oil Life System 0 295.
. Check engine coolant level. See
Engine Coolant 0 301.
. Check windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 305.
. Visually inspect windshield wiper
blades for wear, cracking,
or contamination. See Exterior
Care 0 358. Replace worn or
damaged wiper blades. See Wiper
Blade Replacement 0 311.
.
Check tire inflation pressures. See
Tire Pressure 0 330.
.
Inspect tire wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 336.
.
Visually check for fluid leaks.
.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter.
See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 297.
.
Inspect brake system. See Exterior
Care 0 358.
.
Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of wear.
See Exterior Care 0 358.
.
.
Check restraint system
components. See Safety System
Check 0 70.
Visually inspect fuel system for
damage or leaks.
.
Visually inspect exhaust system
and nearby heat shields for loose
or damaged parts.
.
Lubricate body components. See
Exterior Care 0 358.
.
Check starter switch. See Starter
Switch Check 0 310.
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Check automatic transmission
shift lock control function. See
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock
Control Function Check 0 310.
.
Check parking brake and
automatic transmission park
mechanism. See Park Brake and
P (Park) Mechanism Check 0 311.
.
Check accelerator pedal for
damage, high effort, or binding.
Replace if needed.
.
Visually inspect gas strut for signs
of wear, cracks, or other damage.
Check the hold open ability of the
strut. See your dealer if service is
required.
.
Check tire sealant expiration date,
if equipped. See Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit 0 345.
.
Inspect sunroof track and seal,
if equipped. See Sunroof 0 52.
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4 8 000 k m/ 30,000 mi
6 0 000 k m/ 37,500 mi
7 2 000 k m/ 45,000 mi
8 4 000 k m/ 52,500 mi
9 6 000 k m/ 60,000 mi
1 0 8 000 k m/ 67,500 mi
1 2 0 000 k m/ 75,000 mi
1 3 2 000 k m/ 82,500 mi
1 4 4 000 k m/ 90,000 mi
1 5 6 000 k m/ 97,500 mi
1 6 8 000 k m/ 105,000 mi
1 8 0 000 k m/ 112,500 mi
1 9 2 000 k m/ 120,000 mi
2 0 4 000 k m/ 127,500 mi
2 1 6 000 k m/ 135,000 mi
2 2 8 000 k m/ 142,500 mi
2 4 0 000 k m/ 150,000 mi
Rotate tires and perform Required Services. Check
engine oil level and oil life percentage. Change
engine oil and filter, if needed.
3 6 000 k m/ 22,500 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Normal
2 4 000 k m/ 15,000 mi
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Except 2.0L or 3.6L Twin Turbo Engine: Replace
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Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Normal
(1) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent passenger
compartment air filter replacement
may be needed if driving in areas with
heavy traffic, poor air quality, high
dust levels, or environmental
allergens. Passenger compartment air
filter replacement may also be needed
if there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer can
help determine when to replace the
filter.
(2) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper attachment,
connection, routing, and condition.
(3) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(4) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
(5) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage; replace,
if needed.
(6) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 307.
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6 0 000 k m/ 37,500 mi
7 2 000 k m/ 45,000 mi
8 4 000 k m/ 52,500 mi
9 6 000 k m/ 60,000 mi
1 0 8 000 k m/ 67,500 mi
1 2 0 000 k m/ 75,000 mi
1 3 2 000 k m/ 82,500 mi
1 4 4 000 k m/ 90,000 mi
1 5 6 000 k m/ 97,500 mi
1 6 8 000 k m/ 105,000 mi
1 8 0 000 k m/ 112,500 mi
1 9 2 000 k m/ 120,000 mi
2 0 4 000 k m/ 127,500 mi
2 1 6 000 k m/ 135,000 mi
2 2 8 000 k m/ 142,500 mi
2 4 0 000 k m/ 150,000 mi
Rotate tires and perform Required Services. Check
engine oil level and oil life percentage. Change
engine oil and filter, if needed.
3 6 000 k m/ 22,500 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Severe
2 4 000 k m/ 15,000 mi
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Except 2.0L or 3.6L Twin Turbo Engine: Replace
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Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Severe
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or axles and should
be replaced.
Special Application
Services
(1) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent passenger
compartment air filter replacement
may be needed if driving in areas with
heavy traffic, poor air quality, high
dust levels, or environmental
allergens. Passenger compartment air
filter replacement may also be needed
if there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer can
help determine when to replace the
filter.
(5) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 299 or Cooling System
(Intercooler) 0 301.
.
Severe Commercial Use Vehicles
Only: Lubricate chassis
components every oil change.
.
Have underbody flushing service
performed. See "Underbody
Maintenance" in Exterior
Care 0 358.
(2) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper attachment,
connection, routing, and condition.
(3) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(4) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water can
overcome the seals and contaminate
the transfer case fluid. Contaminated
(6) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage; replace,
if needed.
(7) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 307.
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Additional Maintenance
and Care
Your vehicle is an important
investment and caring for it properly
may help to avoid future costly
repairs. To maintain vehicle
performance, additional maintenance
services may be required.
It is recommended that your dealer
perform these services — their trained
dealer technicians know your vehicle
best. Your dealer can also perform a
thorough assessment with a
multi-point inspection to recommend
when your vehicle may need
attention.
The following list is intended to
explain the services and conditions to
look for that may indicate services are
required.
Battery
The 12-volt battery supplies power to
start the engine and operate any
additional electrical accessories.
. To avoid break-down or failure to
start the vehicle, maintain a
battery with full cranking power.
.
Trained dealer technicians have
the diagnostic equipment to test
the battery and ensure that the
connections and cables are
corrosion-free.
Belts
. Belts may need replacing if they
squeak or show signs of cracking
or splitting.
. Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment to
inspect the belts and recommend
adjustment or replacement when
necessary.
Brakes
Brakes stop the vehicle and are crucial
to safe driving.
. Signs of brake wear may include
chirping, grinding, or squealing
noises, or difficulty stopping.
. Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment to
inspect the brakes and recommend
quality parts engineered for the
vehicle.
Fluids
Proper fluid levels and approved fluids
protect the vehicle’s systems and
components. See Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants 0 377 for GM approved
fluids.
. Engine oil and windshield washer
fluid levels should be checked at
every fuel fill.
. Instrument cluster lights may
come on to indicate that fluids
may be low and need to be filled.
Hoses
Hoses transport fluids and should be
regularly inspected to ensure that
there are no cracks or leaks. With a
multi-point inspection, your dealer
can inspect the hoses and advise if
replacement is needed.
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Lamps
Properly working headlamps,
taillamps, and brake lamps are
important to see and be seen on
the road.
. Signs that the headlamps need
attention include dimming, failure
to light, cracking, or damage. The
brake lamps need to be checked
periodically to ensure that they
light when braking.
. With a multi-point inspection,
your dealer can check the lamps
and note any concerns.
Shocks and Struts
Shocks and struts help aid in control
for a smoother ride.
. Signs of wear may include steering
wheel vibration, bounce/sway
while braking, longer stopping
distance, or uneven tire wear.
.
As part of the multi-point
inspection, trained dealer
technicians can visually inspect
the shocks and struts for signs of
leaking, blown seals, or damage,
and can advise when service is
needed.
Tires
Tires need to be properly inflated,
rotated, and balanced. Maintaining
the tires can save money and fuel, and
can reduce the risk of tire failure.
. Signs that the tires need to be
replaced include three or more
visible treadwear indicators; cord
or fabric showing through the
rubber; cracks or cuts in the tread
or sidewall; or a bulge or split in
the tire.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect and recommend the right
tires. Your dealer can also provide
tire/wheel balancing services to
ensure smooth vehicle operation
at all speeds. Your dealer sells and
services name brand tires.
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Vehicle Care
To help keep the vehicle looking like
new, vehicle care products are
available from your dealer. For
information on how to clean and
protect the vehicle’s interior and
exterior, see Interior Care 0 362 and
Exterior Care 0 358.
Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment is critical for
ensuring that the tires deliver optimal
wear and performance.
. Signs that the alignment may need
to be adjusted include pulling,
improper vehicle handling,
or unusual tire wear.
. Your dealer has the required
equipment to ensure proper wheel
alignment.
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Windshield
For safety, appearance, and the best
viewing, keep the windshield clean
and clear.
. Signs of damage include scratches,
cracks, and chips.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect the windshield and
recommend proper replacement if
needed.
Wiper Blades
Wiper blades need to be cleaned and
kept in good condition to provide a
clear view.
. Signs of wear include streaking,
skipping across the windshield,
and worn or split rubber.
. Trained dealer technicians can
check the wiper blades and replace
them when needed.
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Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Usage
Automatic Transmission
Chassis Lubrication
Fluid/Lubricant
®
DEXRON -HP Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 19300536, in
Canada 19300537).
Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant
meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL ® Coolant. See
Engine Coolant 0 301.
Engine Oil
Engine oil meeting the dexos1™ specification of the proper SAE viscosity grade.
ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is recommended. See Engine Oil 0 293.
Electronic Limited-Slip Differential
(eLSD) Clutch System Lubricant
(V-Series Only)
DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in Canada 89021674) or
Pivots, Spring Anchor, and Release Pawl lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
Hydraulic Brake/Clutch System
Key Lock Cylinders, Hood and Door
Hinges
Manual Transmission (Except ATS-V)
Manual Transmission (ATS-V)
DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299818, in Canada 19299819).
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in
Canada 10953474).
DEXRON ®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 88861800, in Canada 88861801).
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Usage
Fluid/Lubricant
Rear Axle/Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive)
Rear Axle (Limited-Slip Differential)
Rear Axle (Non-Limited-Slip
Differential)
Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive)
Gear DEXRON MTF 75W-90 (GM Part No. 88863089, in Canada 88863090).
DEXRON LS Gear 75W-90 (GM Part No. 88862624, in Canada 88862625).
Gear DEXRON MTF 75W-90 (GM Part No. 88863089, in Canada 88863090).
Transfer Case Fluid (GM Part No. 88861950, in Canada 88861951).
Weatherstrip Conditioning
Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or
Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 10953481).
Windshield Washer
Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection
requirements.
Maintenance Replacement Parts
Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
Part
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
2.0L L4, 2.5L L4 and 3.6L V6 (LFX)
20857930
A3178C
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
13367308
A3202C
2.0L L4 Engine
12640445
PF64
2.5L L4 Engine
12640445
PF64
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
Engine Oil Filter
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Part
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GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
19330000
PF63E
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
19330000
PF63E
13508023
CF185
2.0L L4 Engine
12647827
41-125
2.5L L4 Engine
12627160
41-115
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
Spark Plugs
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
12646780
41-130
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
12662396
41-147
Driver Side – 55 cm (21.7 in)
22905714
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Passenger Side – 45 cm (17.7 in)
25882578
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Wiper Blades
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Maintenance Records
After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of
services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts.
Date
Odometer
Reading
Serviced By
Maintenance Stamp
Services Performed
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Technical Data
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Service Parts Identification
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications . . . . 382
Engine Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . 385
This legal identifier is in the front
corner of the instrument panel, on the
driver side of the vehicle. It can be
seen through the windshield from
outside. The Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) also appears on the
Vehicle Certification and Service Parts
labels and certificates of title and
registration.
Engine Identification
The eighth character in the VIN is the
engine code. This code identifies the
vehicle's engine, specifications, and
replacement parts. See “Engine
Specifications” under Capacities and
Specifications 0 382 for the vehicle's
engine code.
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Service Parts Identification
Label
This label, on the load floor under the
spare tire cover in the trunk, has the
following information:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
. Model designation.
.
Paint information.
.
Production options and special
equipment.
Do not remove this label from the
vehicle.
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Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications
The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
0 377 for more information.
Application
Air Conditioning Refrigerant
Capacities
Metric
English
For the air conditioning system refrigerant type and
charge amount, see the refrigerant label under the
hood. See your dealer for more information.
Cooling System – Engine
2.0L L4 Engine
8.8 L
9.3 qt
2.5L L4 Engine without Additional Oil Capacity (RPO V03)
8.1 L
8.6 qt
2.5L L4 Engine with Additional Oil Capacity (RPO V03)
8.3 L
8.8 qt
3.6L V6 Engine without Additional Oil Cooler (RPO KC4)
10.0 L
10.6 qt
3.6L V6 Engine with Additional Oil Cooler (RPO KC4)
10.6 L
11.2 qt
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (V-Series Only)
11.6 L
12.3 qt
3.6L V6 Cooling System Intercooler (V-Series Only)
3.1 L
3.3 qt
2.0L L4 Engine RWD
4.7 L
5.0 qt
2.0L L4 Engine AWD
5.7 L
6.0 qt
Engine Oil with Filter
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Application
Capacities
Metric
English
2.5L L4 Engine
4.7 L
5.0 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX) RWD (without oil cooler)
5.2 L
5.5 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX) RWD (with oil cooler)
5.7 L
6.0 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX) AWD
6.15 L
6.5 qt
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
6.6 L
7.0 qt
Fuel Tank
62.5 L
16.5 gal
Transfer Case – AWD
0.78 L
0.80 qt
Rear Axle (with non-limited-slip)
0.85 L
0.9 qt
Rear Axle (with limited-slip)
1.0 L
1.1 qt
Rear Axle (226 mm Axle with Differential Oil Cooler)
1.50 L
1.60 qt
Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (eLSD) Clutch System
Lubricant (V-Series only)
0.141 L
0.149 qt
Wheel Nut Torque – ATS
140 Y
100 lb ft
Wheel Nut Torque – ATS-V
190 Y
140 lb ft
All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual.
Recheck fluid level after filling.
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Engine Specifications
Engine
VIN Code
Transmission
Spark Plug Gap
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG)
X
Automatic
Manual
0.9 mm (0.035 in)
2.5L L4 Engine (LCV)
A
Automatic
1.1 mm (0.043 in)
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
S
Automatic
0.80–0.90 mm (0.031–0.035 in)
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
Y
Automatic
Manual
0.75–0.90 mm (0.030–0.035 in)
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Engine Drive Belt Routing
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (LF4)
2.0L and 2.5L L4 Engines
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
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CUSTOMER INFORMATION
Customer
Information
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . . .
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Information
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance Offices . . . .
Customer Assistance for Text
Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . . . . .
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scheduling Service
Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . . .
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . .
386
388
388
389
389
391
391
392
394
395
Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects to the
United States Government . . . . . 395
Reporting Safety Defects to the
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . 396
Reporting Safety Defects to
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Customer Information
396
396
397
397
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure
Your satisfaction and goodwill are
important to your dealer and to
Cadillac. Normally, any concerns with
the sales transaction or the operation
of the vehicle will be resolved by your
dealer's sales or service departments.
Sometimes, however, despite the best
intentions of all concerned,
misunderstandings can occur. If your
concern has not been resolved to your
satisfaction, the following steps
should be taken:
STEP ONE : Discuss your concern
with a member of dealership
management. Normally, concerns can
be quickly resolved at that level. If the
matter has already been reviewed with
the sales, service or parts manager,
contact the owner of your dealership
or the general manager.
STEP TWO : If after contacting a
member of dealership management, it
appears your concern cannot be
resolved by your dealership without
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further help, in the U.S., call the
Cadillac Customer Assistance Center
at 1-800–458–8006. In Canada, call
the Canadian Cadillac Customer Care
Centre at 1-888-446-2000.
We encourage you to call the toll-free
number in order to give your inquiry
prompt attention. Have the following
information available to give the
Customer Assistance representative:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). This is available
from the vehicle registration or
title, or the plate at the top left of
the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.
. Dealership name and location.
.
Vehicle delivery date and present
mileage.
When contacting Cadillac, remember
that your concern will likely be
resolved at a dealer's facility. That is
why we suggest following Step One
first.
STEP THREE — U.S. Owners : Both
General Motors and your dealer are
committed to making sure you are
completely satisfied with the new
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vehicle. However, if you continue to
remain unsatisfied after following the
procedure outlined in Steps One and
Two, you can file with the Better
Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line®
Program to enforce your rights.
BBB Auto Line Program
Council of Better Business Bureaus,
Inc.
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
The BBB Auto Line Program is an
out-of-court program administered by
the Council of Better Business Bureaus
to settle automotive disputes
regarding vehicle repairs or the
interpretation of the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Although you may
be required to resort to this informal
dispute resolution program prior to
filing a court action, use of the
program is free of charge and your
case will generally be heard within
40 days. If you do not agree with the
decision given in your case, you may
reject it and proceed with any other
venue for relief available to you.
Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
http://www.bbb.org/council/
programs-services/
dispute-handling-and-resolution/
bbb-auto-line
You may contact the BBB Auto Line
Program using the toll-free telephone
number or write them at the following
address:
This program is available in all
50 states and the District of Columbia.
Eligibility is limited by vehicle age,
mileage, and other factors. General
Motors reserves the right to change
eligibility limitations and/or
discontinue its participation in this
program.
STEP THREE — Canadian Owners :
In the event that you do not feel your
concerns have been addressed after
following the procedure outlined in
Steps One and Two, General Motors of
Canada Company wants you to be
aware of its participation in a
no-charge mediation/arbitration
program. General Motors of Canada
Company has committed to binding
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arbitration of owner disputes involving
factory-related vehicle service claims.
The program provides for the review
of the facts involved by an impartial
third party arbiter, and may include
an informal hearing before the arbiter.
The program is designed so that the
entire dispute settlement process,
from the time you file your complaint
to the final decision, should be
completed in about 70 days. We
believe our impartial program offers
advantages over courts in most
jurisdictions because it is informal,
quick, and free of charge.
For further information concerning
eligibility in the Canadian Motor
Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP),
call toll-free 1-800-207-0685, or call
the Cadillac Customer Care Centre,
1-888-446-2000, or write to:
General Motors Cadillac Customer
Care Centre
General Motors of Canada Company
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
The inquiry should be accompanied
by the Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
Customer Assistance
Offices
Cadillac encourages customers to call
the toll-free number for assistance.
However, if a customer wishes to
write or e-mail Cadillac, the letter
should be addressed to:
United States and Puerto Rico
Cadillac Customer Assistance Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
www.Cadillac.com
1-800-458-8006
1-800-833-2622 (For Text Telephone
devices (TTYs))
Roadside Service: 1-800-224-1400
From U.S. Virgin Islands:
1-800-496-9994
Canada
General Motors of Canada Company
Cadillac Customer Care Centre, Mail
Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
www.gm.ca
1-888-446-2000 (English/French)
Cadillac Roadside Service:
1-800-882-1112
Overseas
Contact the local General Motors
Business Unit.
Customer Assistance for
Text Telephone (TTY)
Users
To assist customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or speech-impaired
and who use Text Telephones (TTYs),
Cadillac has TTY equipment available
at its Customer Assistance Center. Any
TTY user can communicate with
Cadillac by dialing: 1-800-833-2622.
TTY users in Canada can dial
1-800-263-3830.
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Online Owner Center
Online Owner Experience (U.S.)
my.cadillac.com
The Cadillac online owner experience
allows interaction with Cadillac and
keeps important vehicle-specific
information in one place.
Membership Benefits
E : Download owner manuals and
view vehicle-specific how-to videos.
G : View maintenance schedules,
alerts, and OnStar onboard vehicle
diagnostic information. Schedule
service appointments.
I : View printable dealer-recorded
service records and self-recorded
service records.
D : Select a dealer and view
locations, maps, phone numbers, and
hours.
r : Track your vehicle’s warranty
information.
J : View active recalls or search by
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
See Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) 0 381.
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H : View GM Card, SiriusXM Satellite
radio (if equipped), and OnStar
account information.
Canada: 1-800-882-1112.
F : Chat with online help
representatives.
Service is available 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
See my.cadillac.com to register your
vehicle.
Calling for Service
Cadillac Owner Centre (Canada)
cadillacowner.ca
Visit the Cadillac Owner Centre:
. Chat live with online help
representatives.
. Locate owner resources such as
lease-end, financing, and warranty
information.
. Retrieve favorite articles, quizzes,
tips, and multimedia galleries
organized into the Featured
Articles and Auto Care Sections.
. Download owner manuals.
.
Find Cadillac-recommended
maintenance services.
Roadside Service
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400.
Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S.
Only): 1-888-889-2438.
When calling Roadside Service, have
the following information ready:
. Your name, home address, and
home telephone number.
. Telephone number of your
location.
. Location of the vehicle.
.
Model, year, color, and license
plate number of the vehicle.
.
Odometer reading, Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN), and
delivery date of the vehicle.
.
Description of the problem.
Coverage
Services are provided for the duration
of the vehicle’s powertrain warranty.
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In the U.S., anyone driving the vehicle
is covered. In Canada, a person driving
the vehicle without permission from
the owner is not covered.
.
Roadside Service is not a part of the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to make any
changes or discontinue the Roadside
Service program at any time without
notification.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to limit
services or payment to an owner or
driver if they decide the claims are
made too often, or the same type of
claim is made many times.
.
Cadillac Owner Privileges™
.
.
Emergency Fuel Delivery:
Delivery of enough fuel for the
vehicle to get to the nearest
service station.
Lock-Out Service: Service to
unlock the vehicle if you are
locked out. A remote unlock may
be available if you have OnStar.
a vehicle being delivered back to
the customer, up to 805 km
(500 mi).
For security reasons, the driver
must present identification before
this service is given.
Emergency Tow from a Public
Road or Highway: Tow to the
nearest Cadillac dealer for
warranty service, or if the vehicle
was in a crash and cannot be
driven. Assistance is not given
when the vehicle is stuck in the
sand, mud, or snow.
Flat Tire Change: Service to
change a flat tire with a spare tire.
The spare tire, if equipped, must
be in good condition and properly
inflated. It is your responsibility
for the repair or replacement of
the tire if it is not covered by the
warranty.
.
Battery Jump Start: Service to
jump start a dead battery.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Service: If your trip is interrupted
due to a warranty failure,
incidental expenses may be
reimbursed during the Powertrain
warranty period. Items considered
are hotel, meals, and rental car or
Cadillac Technician Roadside
Service (U.S. Only)
Cadillac's exceptional Roadside Service
is more than an auto club or towing
service. It provides every Cadillac
owner in the United States with the
advantage of contacting a Cadillac
advisor and, where available, a
Cadillac trained dealer technician who
can provide on-site service.
A dealer technician will travel to your
location within a 30-mile radius of a
participating Cadillac dealership.
If beyond this radius, we will arrange
to have your car towed to the nearest
Cadillac dealership. Each technician
travels with a specially equipped
service vehicle complete with the
necessary Cadillac parts and tools
required to handle most roadside
repairs.
Services Not Included in
Roadside Service
.
Impound towing caused by
violation of any laws.
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.
Legal fines.
.
Mounting, dismounting,
or changing of snow tires, chains,
or other traction devices.
Service is not provided if a vehicle is
in an area that is not accessible to the
service vehicle or is not a regularly
traveled or maintained public road,
which includes ice and winter roads.
Off-road use is not covered.
Services Specific to
Canadian-Purchased Vehicles
.
Fuel delivery: Reimbursement is
up to 7 liters. Diesel fuel delivery
may be restricted. Propane and
other fuels are not provided
through this service.
.
Lock-Out Service: Vehicle
registration is required.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Service: Pre-authorization, original
detailed receipts, and a copy of the
repair orders are required. Once
authorization has been received,
the Roadside Service advisor will
help you make arrangements and
explain how to receive payment.
.
Alternative Service: If assistance
cannot be provided right away, the
Roadside Service advisor may give
you permission to get local
emergency road service. You will
receive payment, up to $100, after
sending the original receipt to
Roadside Service. Mechanical
failures may be covered, however
any cost for parts and labor for
repairs not covered by the
warranty are the owner
responsibility.
Scheduling Service
Appointments
When the vehicle requires warranty
service, contact your dealer and
request an appointment. By
scheduling a service appointment and
advising the service consultant of
your transportation needs, your dealer
can help minimize your
inconvenience.
If the vehicle cannot be scheduled
into the service department
immediately, keep driving it until it
can be scheduled for service, unless,
of course, the problem is safety
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related. If it is, please call your
dealership, let them know this, and
ask for instructions.
If your dealer requests you to bring
the vehicle for service, you are urged
to do so as early in the work day as
possible to allow for same-day repair.
Courtesy Transportation
Program
To enhance your ownership
experience, we and our participating
dealers are proud to offer Courtesy
Transportation, a customer support
program for vehicles with the
Bumper-to-Bumper (Base Warranty
Coverage period in Canada), extended
powertrain, and/or hybrid-specific
warranties in both the U.S. and
Canada.
Several Courtesy Transportation
options are available to assist in
reducing inconvenience when
warranty repairs are required.
Courtesy Transportation is not a part
of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
A separate booklet entitled “Limited
Warranty and Owner Assistance
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Information” furnished with each new
vehicle provides detailed warranty
coverage information.
amounts should reflect actual costs
and be supported by original receipts.
See your dealer for information.
Transportation Options
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
Warranty service can generally be
completed while you wait. However,
if you are unable to do so, your dealer
may offer the following transportation
options:
For an overnight warranty repair, the
dealer may provide an available
courtesy rental vehicle or provide for
reimbursement of a rental vehicle.
Reimbursement is limited and must
be supported by original receipts as
well as a signed and completed rental
agreement and meet state/provincial,
local, and rental vehicle provider
requirements. Requirements vary and
may include minimum age
requirements, insurance coverage,
credit card, etc. Additional fees such
as fuel usage charges, taxes, levies,
usage fees, excessive mileage, or rental
usage beyond the completion of the
repair are also your responsibility.
Shuttle Service
This includes one-way or round-trip
shuttle service within reasonable time
and distance parameters of your
dealer's area.
Public Transportation or Fuel
Reimbursement
If overnight warranty repairs are
needed, and public transportation is
used, the expense must be supported
by original receipts and within the
maximum amount allowed by GM for
shuttle service. If U.S. customers
arrange their own transportation,
limited reimbursement for reasonable
fuel expenses may be available. Claim
It may not be possible to provide a
like vehicle as a courtesy rental.
Additional Program Information
All program options, such as shuttle
service, may not be available at every
dealer. Contact your dealer for specific
availability.
General Motors reserves the right to
unilaterally modify, change,
or discontinue Courtesy
Transportation at any time and to
resolve all questions of claim
eligibility pursuant to the terms and
conditions described herein at its sole
discretion.
Collision Damage Repair
If the vehicle is involved in a collision
and it is damaged, have the damage
repaired by a qualified technician
using the proper equipment and
quality replacement parts. Poorly
performed collision repairs diminish
the vehicle resale value, and safety
performance can be compromised in
subsequent collisions.
Collision Parts
Genuine GM Collision parts are new
parts made with the same materials
and construction methods as the parts
with which the vehicle was originally
built. Genuine GM Collision parts are
the best choice to ensure that the
vehicle's designed appearance,
durability, and safety are preserved.
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The use of Genuine GM parts can help
maintain the GM New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
Warranty, and any vehicle failure
related to such parts is not covered by
that warranty.
Recycled original equipment parts
may also be used for repair. These
parts are typically removed from
vehicles that were total losses in prior
crashes. In most cases, the parts being
recycled are from undamaged sections
of the vehicle. A recycled original
equipment GM part may be an
acceptable choice to maintain the
vehicle's originally designed
appearance and safety performance;
however, the history of these parts is
not known. Such parts are not covered
by the GM New Vehicle Limited
Warranty, and any related failures are
not covered by that warranty.
Repair Facility
Aftermarket collision parts are also
available. These are made by
companies other than GM and may
not have been tested for the vehicle.
As a result, these parts may fit poorly,
exhibit premature durability/corrosion
problems, and may not perform
properly in subsequent collisions.
Aftermarket parts are not covered by
the GM New Vehicle Limited
GM also recommends that you choose
a collision repair facility that meets
your needs before you ever need
collision repairs. Your dealer may have
a collision repair center with
GM-trained technicians and
state-of-the-art equipment, or be able
to recommend a collision repair center
that has GM-trained technicians and
comparable equipment.
Insuring the Vehicle
Protect your investment in the GM
vehicle with comprehensive and
collision insurance coverage. There are
significant differences in the quality of
coverage afforded by various
insurance policy terms. Many
insurance policies provide reduced
protection to the GM vehicle by
limiting compensation for damage
repairs by using aftermarket collision
parts. Some insurance companies will
not specify aftermarket collision parts.
When purchasing insurance, we
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recommend that you ensure that the
vehicle will be repaired with GM
original equipment collision parts.
If such insurance coverage is not
available from your current insurance
carrier, consider switching to another
insurance carrier.
If the vehicle is leased, the leasing
company may require you to have
insurance that ensures repairs with
Genuine GM Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine
Manufacturer replacement parts. Read
the lease carefully, as you may be
charged at the end of the lease for
poor quality repairs.
If a Crash Occurs
If there has been an injury, call
emergency services for help. Do not
leave the scene of a crash until all
matters have been taken care of. Move
the vehicle only if its position puts
you in danger, or you are instructed to
move it by a police officer.
Give only the necessary information
to police and other parties involved in
the crash.
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For emergency towing see Roadside
Service 0 389.
Managing the Vehicle Damage
Repair Process
Gather the following information:
. Driver name, address, and
telephone number.
. Driver license number.
In the event that the vehicle requires
damage repairs, GM recommends that
you take an active role in its repair.
If you have a pre-determined repair
facility of choice, take the vehicle
there, or have it towed there. Specify
to the facility that any required
replacement collision parts be original
equipment parts, either new Genuine
GM parts or recycled original GM
parts. Remember, recycled parts will
not be covered by the GM vehicle
warranty.
.
Owner name, address, and
telephone number.
.
Vehicle license plate number.
.
Vehicle make, model, and
model year.
.
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
.
Insurance company and policy
number.
.
General description of the damage
to the other vehicle.
Choose a reputable repair facility that
uses quality replacement parts. See
“Collision Parts” earlier in this section.
If the airbag has inflated, see What
Will You See after an Airbag
Inflates? 0 76.
Insurance pays the bill for the repair,
but you must live with the repair.
Depending on your policy limits, your
insurance company may initially value
the repair using aftermarket parts.
Discuss this with the repair
professional, and insist on Genuine
GM parts. Remember, if the vehicle is
leased, you may be obligated to have
the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM
parts, even if your insurance coverage
does not pay the full cost.
If another party's insurance company
is paying for the repairs, you are not
obligated to accept a repair valuation
based on that insurance company's
collision policy repair limits, as you
have no contractual limits with that
company. In such cases, you can have
control of the repair and parts choices
as long as the cost stays within
reasonable limits.
Service Publications
Ordering Information
Service Manuals
Service Manuals have the diagnosis
and repair information on the engines,
transmission, axle, suspension, brakes,
electrical, steering, body, etc.
Owner Information
Owner publications are written
specifically for owners and intended
to provide basic operational
information about the vehicle. The
Owner Manual includes the
Maintenance Schedule for all models.
In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio,
Owner Manual, and Warranty Manual.
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RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 –
$40.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
Without Pouch: Owner Manual only.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:
$25.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
Current and Past Models
Service and Owner publications are
available for many current and past
model year GM vehicles.
ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-551-4123
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Eastern Time
For Credit Card Orders Only
(VISA-MasterCard-Discover), see Helm,
Inc. at: www.helminc.com.
Or write to:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
Prices are subject to change without
notice and without incurring
obligation. Allow ample time for
delivery.
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All listed prices are quoted in U.S.
funds. Make checks payable in U.S.
funds.
Reporting Safety
Defects
Radio Frequency
Statement
Reporting Safety Defects
to the United States
Government
This vehicle has systems that operate
on a radio frequency that complies
with Part 15/Part 18 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
rules and with Industry Canada
Standards RSS-GEN/210/216/220/251/
310, ICES‐001.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. The device may not cause
harmful interference.
2. The device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation of the
device.
Changes or modifications to any of
these systems by other than an
authorized service facility could void
authorization to use this equipment.
If you believe that your vehicle
has a defect which could cause a
crash or could cause injury or
death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying
General Motors.
If NHTSA receives similar
complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of
vehicles, it may order a recall and
remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved
in individual problems between
you, your dealer, or General
Motors.
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To contact NHTSA, you may
call the Vehicle Safety Hotline
toll-free at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to
http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other
information about motor vehicle
safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
Reporting Safety Defects
to the Canadian
Government
If you live in Canada, and you
believe that the vehicle has a
safety defect, notify Transport
Canada immediately, and notify
General Motors of Canada
Company. Call Transport Canada
at 1-800-333-0510 or write to:
Transport Canada
Road Safety Branch
80 rue Noel
Gatineau, QC J8Z 0A1
Reporting Safety Defects
to General Motors
Vehicle Data Recording
and Privacy
In addition to notifying NHTSA (or
Transport Canada) in a situation like
this, notify General Motors.
The vehicle has a number of
computers that record information
about the vehicle’s performance and
how it is driven. For example, the
vehicle uses computer modules to
monitor and control engine and
transmission performance, to monitor
the conditions for airbag deployment
and deploy them in a crash, and,
if equipped, to provide antilock
braking to help the driver control the
vehicle. These modules may store data
to help the dealer technician service
the vehicle. Some modules may also
store data about how the vehicle is
operated, such as rate of fuel
consumption or average speed. These
modules may retain personal
preferences, such as radio presets, seat
positions, and temperature settings.
Call 1-800-458-8006, or write:
Cadillac Customer Assistance Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
In Canada, call 1-888-446-2000,
or write:
Canadian Cadillac Customer Care
Centre, Mail Code: CA1-163-005
General Motors of Canada Company
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
Event Data Recorders
This vehicle is equipped with an event
data recorder (EDR). The main
purpose of an EDR is to record, in
certain crash or near crash-like
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situations, such as an air bag
deployment or hitting a road obstacle,
data that will assist in understanding
how a vehicle’s systems performed.
The EDR is designed to record data
related to vehicle dynamics and safety
systems for a short period of time,
typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR
in this vehicle is designed to record
such data as:
. How various systems in your
vehicle were operating;
. Whether or not the driver and
passenger safety belts were
buckled/fastened;
. How far (if at all) the driver was
depressing the accelerator and/or
brake pedal; and,
. How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better
understanding of the circumstances in
which crashes and injuries occur.
Note
EDR data are recorded by your vehicle
only if a non-trivial crash situation
occurs; no data are recorded by the
EDR under normal driving conditions
and no personal data (e.g., name,
gender, age, and crash location) are
recorded. However, other parties, such
as law enforcement, could combine
the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely
acquired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR,
special equipment is required, and
access to the vehicle or the EDR is
needed. In addition to the vehicle
manufacturer, other parties, such as
law enforcement, that have the special
equipment, can read the information
if they have access to the vehicle or
the EDR.
GM will not access these data or share
it with others except: with the consent
of the vehicle owner or, if the vehicle
is leased, with the consent of the
lessee; in response to an official
request by police or similar
government office; as part of GM's
defense of litigation through the
discovery process; or, as required by
law. Data that GM collects or receives
may also be used for GM research
needs or may be made available to
others for research purposes, where a
need is shown and the data is not tied
to a specific vehicle or vehicle owner.
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OnStar®
If the vehicle is equipped with
OnStar® and has an active
subscription, additional data may be
collected through the OnStar system.
This includes information about the
vehicle’s operation; collisions involving
the vehicle; the use of the vehicle and
its features; and, in certain situations,
the location and approximate GPS
speed of the vehicle. Refer to the
OnStar Terms and Conditions and
Privacy Statement on the OnStar
website.
See OnStar Additional
Information 0 403.
Infotainment System
If the vehicle is equipped with a
navigation system as part of the
infotainment system, use of the
system may result in the storage of
destinations, addresses, telephone
numbers, and other trip information.
See the infotainment manual for
information on stored data and for
deletion instructions.
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ONSTAR
OnStar
OnStar Overview
OnStar Overview
The OnStar system status light is next
to the OnStar buttons. If the status
light is:
. Solid Green: System is ready.
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OnStar Services
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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399
400
400
402
OnStar Additional Information
OnStar Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
including system limitations at
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
= Voice Command Button
Q Blue OnStar Button
> Red Emergency Button
This vehicle may be equipped with a
comprehensive, in-vehicle system that
can connect to an OnStar Advisor for
Emergency, Security, Navigation,
Connections, and Diagnostics Services.
OnStar services may require a paid
subscription and data plan. OnStar
requires the vehicle battery and
electrical system, cellular service, and
GPS satellite signals to be available
and operating. OnStar acts as a link to
existing emergency service providers.
OnStar may collect information about
you and your vehicle, including
location information. See OnStar User
Terms, Privacy Statement, and
Software Terms for more details
.
Flashing Green: On a call.
.
Red: Indicates a problem.
.
Off: System is active. Press Q
twice to speak with an OnStar
Advisor.
Press Q or call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) to speak to an
Advisor.
Press
= to:
.
Make a call, end a call, or answer
an incoming call.
.
Give OnStar Hands-Free Calling
voice commands.
.
Give OnStar Turn-by-Turn
Navigation voice commands.
.
Obtain and customize the Wi-Fi®
hotspot name or SSID and
password, if equipped.
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Press
Q to connect to an Advisor to:
.
Verify account information or
update contact information.
.
Get driving directions.
.
Receive a Diagnostic check of the
vehicle's key operating systems.
.
Receive Roadside Assistance.
.
Manage Wi-Fi Settings,
if equipped.
Press > to get a priority connection
to an OnStar Advisor available 24/7 to:
. Get help for an emergency.
.
.
Be a Good Samaritan or respond
to an AMBER Alert.
Get assistance in severe weather
or other crisis situations and find
evacuation routes.
OnStar Services
Emergency
Emergency Services require an active,
OnStar service plan (excludes Basic
Plan). With Automatic Crash
Response, built-in sensors can
automatically alert a specially trained
OnStar Advisor who is immediately
connected in to the vehicle to help.
Press > for a priority connection to
an OnStar Advisor who can contact
emergency service providers, direct
them to your exact location, and relay
important information.
With OnStar Crisis Assist, specially
trained Advisors are available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to
provide a central point of contact,
assistance, and information during a
crisis.
With Roadside Assistance, Advisors
can locate a nearby service provider to
help with a flat tire, a battery jump,
or an empty gas tank.
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Security
If equipped, OnStar provides these
services:
. With Stolen Vehicle Assistance,
OnStar Advisors can use GPS to
pinpoint the vehicle and help
authorities quickly recover it.
. With Remote Ignition Block™,
if equipped, OnStar can block the
engine from being restarted.
. With Stolen Vehicle Slowdown®,
if equipped, OnStar can work with
law enforcement to gradually slow
the vehicle down.
Theft Alarm Notification
If equipped, if the doors are locked
and the vehicle alarm sounds, a
notification by text, e-mail, or phone
call will be sent. If the vehicle is
stolen, an OnStar Advisor can work
with authorities to recover the vehicle.
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Navigation
OnStar navigation requires a specific
OnStar service plan.
Press Q to receive Turn-by-Turn
directions or have them sent to the
vehicle’s navigation screen,
if equipped.
Turn-by-Turn Navigation
1. Press Q to connect to an
Advisor.
2. Request directions to be
downloaded to the vehicle.
3. Follow the voice-guided
commands.
Using Voice Commands During a
Planned Route
Cancel Route
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Cancel route.” System
responds: “Do you want to cancel
directions?”
3. Say “Yes.” System responds: “OK,
request completed, thank you,
goodbye.”
Route Preview
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Route preview.” System
responds with the next three
maneuvers.
Repeat
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Repeat.” System responds
with the last direction given,
then responds with “OnStar
ready,” then a tone.
Get My Destination
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Get my destination.” System
responds with the address and
distance to the destination, then
responds with “OnStar ready,”
then a tone.
Send Destination to Vehicle
Subscribers can have directions sent
to the vehicle’s navigation screen,
if equipped.
Press Q, then ask the Advisor to
download directions to the vehicle’s
navigation system, if equipped. After
the call ends, the navigation screen
will provide prompts to begin driving
directions. Routes that are sent to the
navigation screen can only be
canceled through the navigation
system.
See www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Connections
The following OnStar services help
with staying connected.
For coverage maps, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Ensuring Security
. Change the default passwords for
the Wi-Fi hotspot and RemoteLink
mobile application. Make these
passwords different from each
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.
other and use a combination of
letters, numbers, and symbols to
increase the security.
connection, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE), and
signal quality (poor, good,
excellent).
Change the default name of the
SSID (Service Set Identifier). This
is your network’s name that is
visible to other wireless devices.
Choose a unique name and avoid
family names or vehicle
descriptions.
3. To change the SSID or password,
press Q or call 1-888-4ONSTAR
to connect with an Advisor.
OnStar Wi-Fi® Hotspot (If Equipped)
The vehicle may have a built-in Wi-Fi
hotspot that provides access to the
Internet and web content at 4G LTE
speed. Up to seven mobile devices can
be connected. A data plan is required.
Use the in-vehicle controls only when
it is safe to do so.
1. To retrieve Wi-Fi hotspot
information, press =, wait for
the prompt, then say “Wi-Fi
settings.” On some vehicles,
touch Wi-Fi Settings on the
screen.
2. The Wi-Fi settings will display
the Wi-Fi hotspot name (SSID),
password, and on some vehicles,
the connection type (no Internet
After initial set-up, your vehicle’s
Wi-Fi hotspot will connect
automatically to your mobile devices.
Manage data usage by turning Wi-Fi
on or off on your mobile device, using
the RemoteLink mobile app, or by
contacting an OnStar Advisor.
OnStar RemoteLink® Mobile App (If
Equipped)
Download the OnStar RemoteLink
mobile app to select Apple® iOS,
Android™, BlackBerry®, or Windows®
mobile devices. OnStar Subscribers
can access the following services from
a mobile device:
. Remotely start/stop the vehicle,
if factory-equipped.
. Lock/unlock doors, if equipped
with automatic locks.
. Activate the horn and lamps.
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.
Check the vehicle’s fuel level, oil
life, or tire pressure,
if factory-equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitor System.
.
Send directions to the vehicle.
.
Locate the vehicle on a map (U.S.
market only).
.
Turn the vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot
on/off, manage settings, and
monitor data consumption,
if equipped.
For OnStar RemoteLink information
and compatibility, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Remote Services
Contact an OnStar Advisor to unlock
the doors or sound the horn and flash
the lamps.
OnStar AtYourService
OnStar Advisors can provide offers
from restaurants and retailers on your
route, help locate hotels, or book a
room. These services vary by market.
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OnStar Hands-Free Calling
Make and receive calls with the
built-in wireless calling service, which
requires available minutes.
Make a Call
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “Call.” System responds: “Call.
Please say the name or number
to call.”
3. Say the entire number without
pausing, including a “1” and the
area code. System responds: “OK,
calling.”
Calling 911 Emergency
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “Call.” System responds: “Call.
Please say the name or number
to call.”
3. Say “911” without pausing.
System responds: “911.”
4. Say “Call.” System responds: “OK,
dialing 911.”
Retrieve My Number
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “My number.” System
responds: “Your OnStar
Hands-Free Calling number is,”
then says the number.
End a Call
Press =. System responds: “Call
ended.”
Verify Minutes and Expiration
Press = and say “Minutes” then
“Verify” to check how many minutes
remain and their expiration date.
Diagnostics
Advanced Diagnostics provides a
status of the vehicle’s key systems
with a monthly e-mail, or by
pressing Q. If equipped, Diagnostic
Alerts can be received in real-time via
e-mail or text. The Proactive Alerts
feature (if available) can help predict
and alert of potential upcoming
maintenance issues with select
components on the vehicle, before
they become a problem.
OnStar can also monitor and report
tire pressure, if the vehicle is equipped
with a Tire Pressure Monitoring
System.
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Reactivation for Subsequent
Owners
OnStar Additional
Information
In-Vehicle Audio Messages
Audio messages may play important
information at the following times:
Q
.
Prior to vehicle purchase. Press
to set up an account.
.
With the OnStar Basic Plan, every
60 days.
.
After change in ownership and at
90 days.
Transferring Service
Press Q to request account transfer
eligibility information. The Advisor
can cancel or change account
information.
Selling/Transferring the Vehicle
Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827)
immediately to terminate your OnStar
services if the vehicle is disposed of,
sold, transferred, or if the lease ends.
Press Q and follow the prompts to
speak to an Advisor as soon as
possible. The Advisor will update
vehicle records and explain OnStar
service options.
How OnStar Service Works
Automatic Crash Response,
Emergency Services, Crisis Assist,
Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Advanced
Vehicle Diagnostics, Remote Services,
Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn
Navigation, and Hands-Free Calling
are available on most vehicles. Not all
OnStar services are available
everywhere or on all vehicles. For
more information, a full description of
OnStar services, system limitations,
and OnStar User Terms, Privacy
Statement, and Software Terms:
. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827).
. See www.onstar.com (U.S.).
.
See www.onstar.ca (Canada).
.
Call TTY 1-877-248-2080.
.
Press
403
Q to speak with an Advisor.
OnStar services cannot work unless
the vehicle is in a place where OnStar
has an agreement with a wireless
service provider for service in that
area. The wireless service provider
must also have coverage, network
capacity, reception, and technology
compatible with OnStar services.
Service involving location information
about the vehicle cannot work unless
GPS signals are available,
unobstructed, and compatible with
the OnStar hardware. OnStar services
may not work if the OnStar equipment
is not properly installed or it has not
been properly maintained.
If equipment or software is added,
connected, or modified, OnStar
services may not work. Other
problems beyond the control of
OnStar — such as hills, tall buildings,
tunnels, weather, electrical system
design and architecture of the vehicle,
damage to the vehicle in a crash,
or wireless phone network congestion
or jamming — may prevent service.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 395.
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ONSTAR
Services for People with
Disabilities
OnStar Personal Identification
Number (PIN)
Advisors provide services to help
Subscribers with physical disabilities
and medical conditions.
A PIN is needed to access some
OnStar services. The PIN will need to
be changed the first time when
speaking with an Advisor. To change
the OnStar PIN, contact an OnStar
Advisor by pressing Q or calling
1-888-4ONSTAR.
Press
Q to help:
.
Locate a gas station with an
attendant to pump gas.
.
Find a hotel, restaurant, etc., that
meets accessibility needs.
.
Provide directions to the closest
hospital or pharmacy in urgent
situations.
TTY Users
OnStar has the ability to communicate
to deaf, hard-of-hearing,
or speech-impaired customers while in
the vehicle. The available
dealer-installed TTY system can
provide in-vehicle access to all OnStar
services, except Virtual Advisor and
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
contact Roadside Assistance or a
locksmith to help gain access to the
vehicle.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
.
Obstruction of the GPS can occur
in a large city with tall buildings;
in parking garages; around
airports; in tunnels and
underpasses; or in an area with
very dense trees. If GPS signals are
not available, the OnStar system
should still operate to call OnStar.
However, OnStar could have
difficulty identifying the exact
location.
.
In emergency situations, OnStar
can use the last stored GPS
location to send to emergency
responders.
Warranty
OnStar equipment may be warranted
as part of the vehicle warranty.
Languages
The vehicle can be programmed to
respond in multiple languages. Press
Q and ask for an Advisor. Advisors
are available in English, Spanish, and
French. Available languages may vary
by country.
Potential Issues
OnStar cannot perform Remote Door
Unlock or Stolen Vehicle Assistance
after the vehicle has been off
continuously for 10 days without an
ignition cycle. If the vehicle has not
been started for five days, OnStar can
A temporary loss of GPS can cause
loss of the ability to send a
Turn-by-Turn Navigation route. The
Advisor may give a verbal route or
may ask for a call back after the
vehicle is driven into an open area.
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Cellular and GPS Antennas
Cellular reception is required for
OnStar to send remote signals to the
vehicle. Do not place items over or
near the antenna to prevent blocking
cellular and GPS signal reception.
Unable to Connect to OnStar
Message
If there is limited cellular coverage or
the cellular network has reached
maximum capacity, this message may
come on. Press Q to try the call again
or try again after driving a few miles
into another cellular area.
Vehicle and Power Issues
OnStar services require a vehicle
electrical system, wireless service, and
GPS satellite technologies to be
available and operating for features to
function properly. These systems may
not operate if the battery is
discharged or disconnected.
Add-on Electrical Equipment
The OnStar system is integrated into
the electrical architecture of the
vehicle. Do not add any electrical
equipment. See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 280. Added electrical
equipment may interfere with the
operation of the OnStar system and
cause it to not operate.
Vehicle Software Updates
OnStar or GM may remotely deliver
software updates or changes to the
vehicle without further notice or
consent. These updates or changes
may enhance or maintain safety,
security, or the operation of the
vehicle or the vehicle systems.
Software updates or changes may
affect or erase data or settings that
are stored in the vehicle, such as
OnStar Hands-Free Calling name tags,
saved navigation destinations,
or pre-set radio stations. Neither
OnStar nor GM is responsible for any
affected or erased data or settings.
These updates or changes may also
collect personal information. Such
collection is described in the OnStar
privacy statement or separately
disclosed at the time of installation.
These updates or changes may also
cause a system to automatically
communicate with GM servers to
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collect information about vehicle
system status, identify whether
updates or changes are available,
or deliver updates or changes. An
active OnStar agreement constitutes
consent to these software updates or
changes and agreement that either
OnStar or GM may remotely deliver
them to the vehicle.
Privacy
The complete OnStar Privacy
Statement may be found at
www.onstar.com (U.S.),
or www.onstar.ca (Canada). We
recommend that you review it. If you
have any questions, call
1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or
press Q to speak with an Advisor.
Users of wireless communications are
cautioned that the privacy of any
information sent via wireless cellular
communications cannot be assured.
Third parties may unlawfully intercept
or access transmissions and private
communications without consent.
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OnStar - Software
Acknowledgements
Certain OnStar components include
libcurl and unzip software and other
third party software. Below are the
notices and licenses associated with
libcurl and unzip and for other third
party software please see http://
www.lg.com/global/support/
opensource/index and https://
www.onstar.com/us/en/support/
getdocuments.html
libcurl:
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THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT
HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION
OF CONTRACT, TORT OR
OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT
OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
Except as contained in this notice, the
name of a copyright holder shall not
be used in advertising or otherwise to
promote the sale, use or other
dealings in this Software without prior
written authorization of the copyright
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Index
INDEX
A
Accessories and Modifications . . . . . 283
Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Active Rev Match . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . . . . 280
Additional Information
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Adjustments
Lumbar, Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Thigh Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Agreements
Trademarks and License . . . . . . . . . 195
Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine . . . . . . . . . . 297
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197, 200
Air Filter, Passenger
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Airbag System
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
How Does an Airbag Restrain? . . . . .76
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . .78
Airbag System (cont'd)
What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . . . .76
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Airbags
Adding Equipment to the
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Passenger Status Indicator . . . . . . . 120
Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Servicing Airbag-Equipped
Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Alarm
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Alert
Lane Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Side Blind Zone (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . 268
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237, 309
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Antenna
Backglass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Multi-band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . 237
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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INDEX
Appearance Care
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Assistance Systems for Driving . . . . 264
Assistance Systems for Parking
and Backing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Audio
Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . . . . . . 167
Automatic
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Forward Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Headlamp System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Shift Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Auxiliary Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Avoiding Untrusted Media
Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
B
Backglass Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Battery
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Power Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Battery (cont'd)
Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Battery - North America . . . . . .308, 352
Blade Replacement, Wiper . . . . . . . . . 311
Bluetooth
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185, 187, 191
Brake
System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Antilock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238, 240
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Automatic Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Break-In, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Back-up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
License Plate Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
409
C
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
California
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283, 308, 352
Canadian Vehicle Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Capacities and Specifications . . . . . . 382
Carbon Monoxide
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Cargo
Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Caution, Danger, and Warning . . . . . . . .3
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Charging
Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Check
Malfunction Indicator Engine
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
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Child Restraints
Infants and Young Children . . . . . . . .85
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96, 98
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Cleaning
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197, 200
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Cluster, Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Clutch, Hydraulic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Compartments
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Competitive Driving Mode . . . . . . . . . 246
Composite Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Compressor Kit, Tire Sealant . . . . . . . 345
Connections
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Control
Traction and Electronic
Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Coolant
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Engine Temperature Gauge . . . . . . 118
Engine Temperature Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197, 200
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299, 301
Engine Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Cruise Control, Adaptive . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . 388
Customer Information
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
D
Damage Repair, Collision . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Danger, Warning, and Caution . . . . . . . .3
Data Collection
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Data Recorder
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Data Recorders, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) . . . 160
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Diagnostics
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Door
Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Power Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Rear Seat Pass-Through . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Drive Belt Routing, Engine . . . . . . . . . 385
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237, 309
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Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . 260
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Driving
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Competitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Drunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
For Better Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . .28
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . 216
If the Vehicle is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Track Events and Competitive . . . 211
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197, 200
E
Easy Entry Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Electrical Equipment, Add-On . . . . . 280
Electrical System
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Electrical System (cont'd)
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . .
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine
Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check and Service Engine
Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compartment Overview . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Temperature Gauge . . . . .
Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299,
Cooling System Messages . . . . . . . .
Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running While Parked . . . . . . . . . . .
315
318
315
321
399
297
121
286
301
227
118
126
301
137
385
230
295
138
127
304
138
231
411
Engine (cont'd)
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Equipment, Towing . . . . . . . . . . . .279, 280
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Extended Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Extender, Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . . . . 160
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver . . . . 165
F
Features
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Filter,
Engine Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Flashers, Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . 161
Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Fluid
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . 296
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Forward Automatic Braking . . . . . . . . 266
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
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Frequency Statement
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Front Seats
Heated and Ventilated . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Economy Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 127
Requirements, California . . . . . . . . . 272
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Fuses
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . 315
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . . 318
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
G
Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Gauges
Engine Coolant Temperature . . . . 118
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Gauges (cont'd)
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Warning Lights and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
General Information
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . 366
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
H
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . 161
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Head-up Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Headlamps
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Headlamps (cont'd)
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . 160
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Heated
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Heater
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197, 200
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
High-Speed Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . 216
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
HVAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197, 200
Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
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I
L
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Indicator
Vehicle Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Infants and Young Children,
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Instrument Panel
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . .6
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Labeling, Tire Sidewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Lamps
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Daytime Running (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . 160
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Exterior Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . . 160
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
License Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Lane Keep Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
LATCH System
Replacing Parts after a Crash . . . . . .95
LATCH, Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
J
Jack
Auxiliary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Jump Starting - North America . . . . 352
K
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Keyless Entry
Remote (RKE) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
413
Light
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Lighting
Adaptive Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Illumination Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Brake System Warning . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
High-Beam On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . 160
Low Fuel Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Service Electric Parking Brake . . . 124
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Lights (cont'd)
StabiliTrak® OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Traction Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . . . . . . 90
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
M
Maintenance
Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Maintenance and Care
Additional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Maintenance Schedule (cont'd)
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . . . 121
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Matching
Active Rev . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Media
Avoiding Untrusted Devices . . . . . 176
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Messages
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Battery Voltage and Charging . . . . 135
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Engine Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Engine Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Key and Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Object Detection System . . . . . . . . . 140
Ride Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Messages (cont'd)
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Service Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Starting the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Vehicle Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Mirrors
Automatic Dimming Rearview . . . . .49
Convex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Manual Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Tilt in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Mirrors, Interior Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Driver Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Monitor System, Tire Pressure . . . . . 332
Multi-band Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
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Navigation
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
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O
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Off-Road
Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Oil
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Older Children, Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
OnStar System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
OnStar® Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
OnStar® Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
OnStar® Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
OnStar® Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
OnStar® Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
OnStar® Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
OnStar® Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Ordering
Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Outlets
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
P
Park
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238, 240
Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Extended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Parking or Backing
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . . . 78
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements, California . . . . . . . . . 283
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Personalization
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
415
Phone
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185, 187, 191
Port
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Protection, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Retained Accessory (RAP) . . . . . . . . 226
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Pregnancy, Using Safety Belts . . . . . . 70
Premium Care Maintenance
Cadillac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording . . . . . . . . . . 396
Program
Courtesy Transportation . . . . . . . . . 391
Proposition
65 Warning,
California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283, 308, 352
R
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . . . . . 395
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Radios
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
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Radios (cont'd)
Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Rear Axle
Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . . . . . 65
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . 260
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Records
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . 355
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Replacement Parts
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Replacing Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Replacing LATCH System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Reporting Safety Defects
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Restraints
Where to Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Ride Control Systems
Limited Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Roads
Driving, Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Routing, Engine Drive Belt . . . . . . . . . 385
Run-Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
S
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Safety Belts (cont'd)
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Replacing after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Safety Defects Reporting
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . . . . 391
Sealant Kit, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Seats
Easy Entry Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Heated and Ventilated Front . . . . . . .62
Lumbar Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . . .58
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Power Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . . . .56
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Securing Child Restraints . . . . . . . 96, 98
Security
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
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Security (cont'd)
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Vehicle Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Self-Sealing Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Doing Your Own Work . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Engine Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Maintenance, General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Parts Identification Label . . . . . . . . 381
Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . . 391
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Services
Special Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Servicing the Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Shift Lock Control Function
Check, Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Shifting
Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Shifting (cont'd)
Out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . 268
Signals, Turn and Lane-Change . . . . 162
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Special Application Services . . . . . . . 373
Specifications and Capacities . . . . . . 382
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
StabiliTrak
OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Start Assist, Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Start Vehicle, Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Starting the Vehicle Messages . . . . . 145
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Heated Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Storage Areas
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Center Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
417
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
System
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) . . . . 264
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166, 397
Systems
Driver Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . . . 388
Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 59
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
All-Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Pressure Monitor Operation . . . . . . 333
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Tires (cont'd)
Pressure Monitor System . . . . . . . . 332
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Run-Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Sealant and Compressor Kit . . . . . 345
Sealant and Compressor Kit,
Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Self-Sealing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Terminology and Definitions . . . . 328
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . 340
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Towing
Driving Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279, 280
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278–280
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Track Events and Competitive
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Traction
Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Trademarks and License
Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Trailer
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278–280
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Fluid, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Fluid, Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Transportation Program,
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Turn and Lane-Change Signals . . . . 162
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . . . 340
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . . . 155
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Updates
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
V
Vehicle
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Canadian Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . 381
Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Reminder Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Vehicle Care
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Ventilation, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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INDEX
W
Warning
Brake System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Caution and Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lane Departure (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Warnings
Hazard Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Washer, Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Wheels
Alignment and Tire Balance . . . . . 341
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
When It Is Time for New Tires . . . . 338
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . . . . 89
Wi-Fi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Windshield
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Winter
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 311
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
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