Cadillac XTS SEDAN 2017 Owner's manual

Cadillac XTS SEDAN 2017 Owner's manual
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2017 XTS
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CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . . . . . 27
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . . . . 106
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 317
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . 344
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
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.
The names, logos, emblems, slogans,
vehicle model names, and vehicle body
designs appearing in this manual
including, but not limited to, GM, the
GM logo, CADILLAC, the CADILLAC
Emblem, and XTS are trademarks and/
or service marks of General Motors
LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates,
or licensors.
Refer to the purchase documentation
relating to your specific vehicle to
confirm the features.
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.
A French language manual can be
obtained from your dealer, at
www.helminc.com, or from:
Keep this manual in the vehicle for
quick reference.
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.
DANGER, WARNING, AND
CAUTION
{ Danger
Propriétaires Canadiens
©
USING THIS MANUAL
Warning messages found on vehicle
labels and in this manual describe
hazards and what to do to avoid or
reduce them.
On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce
guide en français auprès du
concessionnaire ou à l'adresse
suivante:
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 23217164 A First Printing
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
USA
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result in
serious injury or death.
2016 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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{ Warning
Warning indicates a hazard that
could result in injury or death.
Caution
Caution indicates a hazard that
could result in property or vehicle
damage.
describing the operation or
information relating to a specific
component, control, message, gauge,
or indicator.
M : Shown when the owner manual
has additional instructions or
information.
* : Shown when the service manual
has additional instructions or
information.
0 : Shown when there is more
information on another page —
“see page.”
Vehicle Symbol Chart
Here are some additional symbols that
may be found on the vehicle and what
they mean. For more information on
the symbol, refer to the Index.
A circle with a slash through it is a
safety symbol which means “Do Not,”
“Do not do this,” or “Do not let this
happen.”
SYMBOLS
The vehicle has components and labels
that use symbols instead of text.
Symbols are shown along with the text
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
# : Air Conditioning
G : Air Conditioning Refrigerant Oil
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
g : Audio
Steering Wheel Controls or
®
OnStar (if equipped)
$ : Brake System Warning Light
I : Certified Technician
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
` : Do Not Puncture
^ : Do Not Service
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
_ : Flame/Fire Prohibited
H : Flammable
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
( : Heated Steering Wheel
j : LATCH System Child Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Safety Belt Reminders
h : Start/Stop
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
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d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak®
a : Under Pressure
M : Windshield Washer Fluid
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IN BRIEF
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . 6
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . . . . 13
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . . . . . 13
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . . 14
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . 15
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . 17
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . . . 21
Surround Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . 21
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Automatic Parking
Assist (APA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Reverse Automatic
Braking (RAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . . . 23
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
5
Performance and Maintenance
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Fuel (LFX 3.6L V6 Engine) . . . . . . . . . 25
Fuel (LF3 3.6L Twin Turbo
V6 Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT PANEL OVERVIEW
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1.
Air Vents 0 173.
2.
Electric Parking Brake 0 197.
Parking Assist Button. See
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 212.
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 163.
Head-Up Display (HUD) 0 135
(If Equipped).
3.
Exterior Lamp Controls 0 159.
Instrument Cluster 0 114.
9.
10.
Heated Steering Wheel 0 107
(If Equipped).
17.
Data Link Connector (DLC) (Out
of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 124.
18.
Hood Release. See Hood 0 239.
19.
Instrument Panel Storage 0 102.
Instrument Panel Storage 0 102
(If Equipped).
Wireless Charging Pad
(If Equipped) (Out of View). See
Wireless Charging 0 111.
5.
Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 108.
6.
Hazard Warning Flashers 0 162.
11.
Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) 0 223.
Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 194.
12.
ENGINE START/STOP Button.
See Ignition Positions 0 186.
13.
Steering Wheel Controls 0 107.
14.
Horn 0 108.
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 199.
Phone Button. See “Steering
Wheel Controls” in the
infotainment manual.
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 167.
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 60 (If Equipped).
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Display. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 133.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 225.
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 218 (If Equipped).
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
Button. See Assistance Systems
for Parking or Backing 0 212.
Turn Signal Lever. See Turn and
Lane-Change Signals 0 162.
4.
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 204
(If Equipped).
7.
Infotainment 0 166.
15.
8.
Glove Box Button. See Glove
Box 0 103.
Steering Wheel
Adjustment 0 107.
16.
Cruise Control 0 202.
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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.
7 : Press and release one time to
initiate vehicle locator. Press and hold
for three seconds to sound the panic
alarm. Press again or start the vehicle
to cancel the panic alarm.
X : Press twice quickly to release the
trunk.
For more detailed information, refer to
each of the features which can be
found later in this owner manual.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
(RKE) SYSTEM
all doors, depending on the vehicle
personalization settings. See “Remote
Lock, Unlock, Start” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
The engine can be started from
outside of the vehicle.
Starting the Vehicle
Q on the RKE
1.
Press and release
transmitter.
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.
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.
Q : Press to lock all doors.
K : Press to unlock the driver door or
REMOTE VEHICLE START
Remote start can be extended.
Canceling a Remote Start
Press the key release button near the
bottom of the transmitter to remove
the key. The key can be used for the
driver door.
See Keys 0 27 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 28.
To cancel a remote start, do one of the
following:
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then off.
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 34.
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DOOR LOCKS
.
To lock or unlock a door manually:
. Use the key in the driver door. The
key cylinder is covered by a cap.
See Door Locks 0 36.
. From the inside, to lock a door
push down on the door lock knob
on top of the door. To unlock a
door, pull once on the door handle
to unlock it, and again to open it.
From the 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 to unlock
it. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 28.
Power Door Locks
.
From the inside, press Q or
Power Door Locks 0 38.
From the outside, press Q or K on
the RKE transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 28.
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To open the trunk, press | from
inside the vehicle or 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 40 and
Trunk 0 40.
WINDOWS
TRUNK
K. See
The power windows only operate with
the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY or
ON/RUN/START, or when Retained
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Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See
Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 190.
Uplevel Seat Control
The power window switches on the
driver door control all the windows.
Each passenger door has a switch that
controls only that window.
Press the switch to lower the window.
Pull the switch up to raise it.
See Power Windows 0 47.
.
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.
Base Seat Adjustment
SEAT ADJUSTMENT
Uplevel Seat Adjustment
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
If equipped, the ignition must be on to
use all uplevel seat features.
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.
Base Shown, Uplevel Similar
To adjust the seat:
. Move the seat forward or rearward
by sliding the control forward or
rearward.
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.
.
Raise or lower the front part of the
seat cushion by moving the front
of the control up or down.
.
Raise or lower the seat by moving
the rear of the control up or down.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust lumbar forward or
rearward.
Press Up (2) or Down (4) to adjust
lumbar up or down.
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 55.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 56.
Lumbar and Bolster Support
To adjust bolster support, if equipped:
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Upper Shoulder Support
To adjust upper shoulder support,
if equipped:
Uplevel Seat Adjustment
If equipped, the ignition must be on to
use all uplevel seat features.
To adjust lumbar support, if equipped:
.
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 upper
shoulder support on the center
stack.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust shoulder support forward
or rearward.
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to bolster
support on the center stack.
.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust bolster support inward or
outward.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 56.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 56.
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Reclining Seatbacks
Base Shown, Uplevel Similar
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control rearward
to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
Massage
MEMORY FEATURES
Driver Seat Shown, Passenger Seat
Similar
Driver Buttons Shown, Passenger
Buttons Similar
If equipped, the ignition must be on to
use the massage feature.
If equipped, the SET, 1, 2, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door and
front passenger door are used to
manually store and recall memory
settings for the driver and passenger
seats. The driver memory buttons also
store outside mirror and power tilt and
telescoping steering column positions,
and massage settings (if equipped).
To activate and adjust massage:
1.
Turn the selection control (1) to
view massage options on the
center stack display.
2.
Select massage feature.
3.
Press up or down to select
massage type.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 58.
See Massage 0 62.
When Auto Memory Recall is enabled
in the personalization menu, positions
previously stored to memory buttons
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1 and 2 are recalled when the ignition
is changed from OFF to ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY.
HEATED AND VENTILATED
SEATS
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the easy exit
feature automatically recalls the
previously stored exit positions when
leaving the vehicle.
HEAD RESTRAINT
ADJUSTMENT
SECOND ROW SEATS
See Rear Seats 0 62.
The indicator lights next to the
buttons indicate three for the highest
setting and one for the lowest. If the
front heated seats are on high, the
level may automatically be lowered
after approximately 30 minutes.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 60.
See Memory Seats 0 59 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
On some vehicles, either side of the
seatback can be folded for more cargo
space.
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Do not drive until the head restraints
for all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
If available, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN/START.
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.
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 53 and Power
Seat Adjustment 0 55.
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SAFETY BELTS
PASSENGER SENSING
SYSTEM
MIRROR ADJUSTMENT
Exterior Mirror
United States
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.
.
Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 67.
.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 91.
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.
Canada
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.
The passenger airbag status indicator
lights on the overhead console when
the vehicle is started. See Passenger
Airbag Status Indicator 0 122.
) to
The vehicle has manual folding
mirrors or, if equipped, power folding
mirrors. See Folding Mirrors 0 45.
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Interior Mirror
Adjustment
STEERING WHEEL
ADJUSTMENT
Hold the rearview mirror in the center
and move it to view the area behind
the vehicle.
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INTERIOR LIGHTING
Dome Lamp
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
The vehicle has an automatic dimming
rearview mirror. The mirror will
automatically reduce the glare from
the headlamps from behind. The
dimming feature comes on when the
vehicle is started. See Automatic
Dimming Rearview Mirror 0 46.
Press the control to move the tilt and
telescoping steering wheel up and
down or forward and rearward.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press:
OFF : Turns the lamp off, even when a
door is open.
DOOR : The lamp comes on
automatically when a door is opened.
ON : Turns the dome lamp on.
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Reading Lamps
Turn the control to the following
positions:
There are reading lamps on the
overhead console and over the rear
passenger doors. These lamps come on
automatically when any door is
opened. To manually turn the reading
lamps on or off:
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.
Press the lamp lenses to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 163.
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 0 159
. Turn and Lane-Change
Signals 0 162
. Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer 0 160
Press m or n next to each overhead
console reading lamp.
The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
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WINDSHIELD WIPER/
WASHER
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To turn the Rainsense feature on or
off, see “Rain Sense Wipers” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 149.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
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.
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 0 108.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the heating,
cooling, and ventilation.
Climate Touch Screen Controls
Climate Control Buttons
1.
1.
Outside Temperature Display
2.
Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
3.
Fan Control
4.
SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5.
Recirculation
6.
Rear Window Defogger
2.
Fan Control
7.
Defrost
5.
A/C Mode (Air Conditioning)
3.
OFF (Fan)
AUTO (Automatic Operation)
6.
4.
Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
7.
Rear (Rear Climate Control Touch
Screen)
8.
Air Delivery Mode Control
8.
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See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 167 and Rear Climate
Control System 0 171 (if equipped).
VEHICLE FEATURES
TRANSMISSION
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, phone, navigation system, and
voice or speech recognition. It also
includes information on settings.
Tap Shift
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CRUISE CONTROL
INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
STEERING WHEEL
CONTROLS
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering wheel
controls. See "Steering Wheel Controls"
in the infotainment manual.
Tap Shift allows the driver to manually
control the automatic transmission. To
use Tap Shift, the shift lever must be
in M (Manual Mode). If equipped, the
controls are on the back of the
steering wheel. Tap the left control to
downshift, and the right control to
upshift. A Driver Information Center
(DIC) message indicates the gear the
vehicle is in. See Manual Mode 0 195.
J : Press to turn the system on and
off. A white indicator appears in the
instrument cluster when turned on.
+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press the control up briefly
to resume to that speed or press and
hold to accelerate. If the cruise control
is already active, use to increase
vehicle speed. To increase speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press +RES 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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FORWARD COLLISION
ALERT (FCA) SYSTEM
SET− : Press the control down briefly
to set the speed and activate cruise
control. If the cruise control is already
active, use to decrease vehicle speed.
To decrease speed by 1 km/h (1 mph),
press SET− 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.
If equipped, FCA may help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by front-end
crashes. FCA provides a green
indicator, V, when a vehicle is
detected ahead. This indicator displays
amber if you follow a vehicle much too
closely. When approaching a vehicle
ahead too quickly, FCA provides a
flashing red alert on the windshield
and rapidly beeps or pulses the
driver seat.
See Cruise Control 0 202 or Adaptive
Cruise Control 0 204 (if equipped).
y or z : Move SEL up or down to go
to the previous or next selection.
DRIVER INFORMATION
CENTER (DIC)
S or T : Press to move between the
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 218.
interactive display zones in the cluster.
Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
FORWARD AUTOMATIC
BRAKING (FAB)
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
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) 0 133.
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) 0 220.
LANE DEPARTURE
WARNING (LDW)
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
unintentional lane departures at
speeds of 56 km/h (35 mph) or greater.
LDW uses a camera sensor to detect
the lane markings. The LDW light, @,
is green if a lane marking is detected.
If the vehicle departs the lane, the
light will change to amber and flash.
In addition, beeps will sound or the
driver seat will pulse.
See Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) 0 223.
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)
0 223 and Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) 0 225.
SIDE BLIND ZONE
ALERT (SBZA)
If equipped, SBZA will detect moving
vehicles in the next lane over in the
vehicle's side blind zone area. When
this happens, the SBZA display will
light up in the corresponding outside
side mirror and will flash if the turn
signal is on.
See Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA) 0 222.
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SURROUND VISION
If equipped, views around the vehicle
display on the center stack to aid with
parking and low-speed maneuvers.
See “Surround Vision” under
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 212.
Front Vision Camera
If equipped, a view of the area in front
of the vehicle displays on the center
stack to aid with parking and
low-speed maneuvers.
See “Front Vision Camera” under
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 212.
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 0 212.
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REAR CROSS TRAFFIC
ALERT (RCTA) SYSTEM
AUTOMATIC PARKING
ASSIST (APA)
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 212.
If equipped, the RCTA system uses a
triangle with an arrow displayed on
the RVC 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.
If equipped, the APA system helps to
search for and maneuver the vehicle
into parallel or perpendicular parking
spots using automatic steering, DIC
displays, and beeps. When the vehicle
speed is below 30 km/h (18 mph),
press O to enable the system.
POWER OUTLETS
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 212.
See “Automatic Parking Assist (APA)”
under Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 212.
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.
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 212.
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.
The accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone or MP3 player.
The vehicle has three accessory power
outlets:
. Inside the front storage area below
the climate control system.
. Inside the center console.
.
On the rear of the center console.
Lift the cover to access the accessory
power outlet.
See Power Outlets 0 110.
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UNIVERSAL REMOTE
SYSTEM
See Universal Remote System 0 155.
SUNROOF
For vehicles equipped with a sunroof,
the ignition must be in ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY, or in Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) to operate the
sunroof and power sunshade. See
Ignition Positions 0 186 and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 190.
If equipped, this system provides a
way to replace up to three remote
control transmitters used to activate
devices such as garage door openers,
security systems, and home
automation devices.
Read the instructions completely
before attempting to program the
Universal Remote system. Because of
the steps involved, it may be helpful to
have another person available to assist
you with programming the Universal
Remote system.
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Sunroof Switch
Vent Feature : Press and hold the front
of ~ to vent the sunroof. The
sunshade will automatically open
approximately 38 cm (15 in). Press and
hold the rear of ~ to close the vent.
Comfort Stop Feature : This feature
stops the sunroof from opening fully.
Press and release the rear of ~ to
open the sunroof to the comfort open
position. Press the rear of ~ again to
open the sunroof fully. If the sunshade
is not fully open when the comfort
feature is pressed the second time, the
sunshade will open fully.
Express Close : Press and release the
front of ~ to express close the
sunroof.
1.
2.
~ Sunroof Switch
Q Sunshade Switch
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Sunshade Switch
Open/Close : Press and hold the front
or rear of Q to open or close the
sunshade to the desired position.
Express Open/Express Close : Press
and release the rear or front of Q to
express open or express close the
sunshade. If the sunroof is opened, the
sunshade will express close within a
few inches of the opened sunroof.
See Sunroof 0 50.
and the appropriate DIC message
is displayed. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 146.
PERFORMANCE AND
MAINTENANCE
TRACTION CONTROL/
ELECTRONIC STABILITY
CONTROL
The Traction Control System (TCS)
limits wheel spin. The system turns on
automatically every time the vehicle is
started.
The StabiliTrak system assists with
directional control of the vehicle in
difficult driving conditions. The
system also turns on automatically
every time the vehicle is started.
. To turn off traction control, press
and release g on the center stack.
i comes on in the instrument
cluster and the appropriate DIC
message is displayed. See Ride
Control System Messages 0 146.
. To turn off both traction control
and StabiliTrak, press and hold g
on the center stack, until i and g
come on in the instrument cluster
.
Press and release
on both systems.
g again to turn
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 199.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS).
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 0 182. The
warning light will remain on until the
tire pressure is corrected.
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The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
may be an early indicator that the tire
pressures are getting low and the tires
need to be inflated to the proper
pressure.
The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. Maintain
the correct tire pressures.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
System 0 279.
FUEL (LFX 3.6L V6 ENGINE)
FUEL (LF3 3.6L TWIN
TURBO V6 ENGINE)
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 0 226.
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
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 0 226.
E85 OR FLEXFUEL
Regular Fuel
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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) 0 133. When
remaining oil life is low, the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message will appear on the
display. See Engine Oil
Messages 0 142.
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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 0 246.
DRIVING FOR BETTER FUEL
ECONOMY
ROADSIDE SERVICE
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.
Canada: 1-800-882-1112
.
Combine several trips into a
single trip.
.
Replace the vehicle's tires with the
same TPC Spec number molded
into the tire's sidewall near
the size.
.
Follow recommended scheduled
maintenance.
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400
TTY Users (U.S. Only): 1-888-889-2438
New Cadillac owners are automatically
enrolled in the Roadside Service
Program.
See Roadside Service 0 337.
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KEYS, DOORS, AND
WINDOWS
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . .
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interior Mirrors
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Doors
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
45
45
45
45
42
42
43
43
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . 46
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Rear Window Sunshade . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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KEYS AND LOCKS
KEYS
{ Warning
Leaving children in a vehicle with a
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is dangerous and
children or others could be seriously
injured or killed. They could operate
the power windows or other
controls or make the vehicle move.
The windows will function with the
RKE transmitter in the vehicle, and
children or others could be caught
in the path of a closing window. Do
not leave children in a vehicle with
an RKE transmitter.
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door and for locking the rear seatbacks
so they cannot be folded. See Rear
Seats 0 62.
.
Check the location. Other vehicles
or objects may be blocking the
signal.
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.
.
Check the transmitter's battery. See
“Battery Replacement” later in this
section.
.
See your dealer if a new key is needed.
If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your dealer
or a qualified technician for
service.
Contact Roadside Service if locked out
of the vehicle. See Roadside
Service 0 337.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
(RKE) SYSTEM OPERATION
With an active OnStar subscription, an
OnStar Advisor may remotely unlock
the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview 0 347.
The Keyless Access system allows for
vehicle entry when the transmitter is
within range. See “Keyless Access
Operation” following.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
(RKE) SYSTEM
The RKE transmitter functions may
work up to 60 m (197 ft) away from
the vehicle.
If it becomes difficult to turn the key,
inspect the key blade for debris.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 343.
There is a key inside the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter that is
used for locking/unlocking the driver
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.
Other conditions, such as those
previously stated, can impact the
performance of the transmitter.
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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 0 149.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed, all doors lock and the driver
door will immediately unlock if
Unlocked Door Anti Lock-Out is
enabled. See Vehicle Personalization
0 149. If the passenger door is open
when Q is pressed, all doors lock.
Pressing Q may also arm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm
System 0 42.
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If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding Q for one second
will fold the mirrors. The auto mirror
folding feature will not operate unless
it is enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
On some models, pressing and
holding K will open all of the
windows. Windows will not operate
unless remote window operation is
enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
K : Press to unlock the driver door or
all doors depending on the
personalization settings. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 149. 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 0 149.
/ : If equipped, press and release Q
Pressing K will disarm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm
System 0 42.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding K for
one second will unfold the mirrors.
The auto mirror folding feature will
not operate unless it is enabled. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 149.
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 34.
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
The Keyless Access system allows the
doors and trunk to be locked and
unlocked without pressing the RKE
transmitter button. The RKE
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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.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the
Passenger Doors
Keyless Access can be programmed to
unlock all doors on the first lock/
unlock press from the driver door. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 149.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the
Driver Door
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within range 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.
Driver Side 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 been opened
and all doors are now closed.
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within range of the
door handle, pressing the lock/unlock
button on a passenger door handle will
unlock all doors. Pressing the lock/
unlock button will cause all doors to
lock if any of the following occur:
. The lock/unlock button was used
to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has been opened
and all doors are now closed.
Passive Locking
This feature will lock the vehicle
several seconds after all doors are
closed, if the vehicle is off and at least
one RKE transmitter has been
removed or none remain in the
interior.
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
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inside the vehicle. Do not leave the
RKE transmitter in an unattended
vehicle.
To customize the doors to
automatically lock when exiting the
vehicle, see Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
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.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
When the vehicle is turned off and an
RKE transmitter is left in the vehicle,
the horn will chirp three times after all
doors are closed. To turn on or off see
Vehicle Personalization 0 149.
Keyless Trunk Opening
Press the touch pad on the rear of the
trunk above the license plate to open
the trunk when the RKE transmitter is
in range.
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To program, the vehicle must be off
and all transmitters, both currently
recognized and new, must be with you.
1.
Open the center console storage
area and the storage tray.
2.
Place the two recognized
transmitter(s) in the pocket. The
transmitter pocket is inside the
center console storage area
between the driver and front
passenger seats.
3.
Remove the key lock cylinder
cap. See Door Locks 0 36. Insert
the vehicle key into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle. Then turn the key
Keyed Access
To access a vehicle with a dead
transmitter battery, see Door
Locks 0 36.
Programming Transmitters to
the Vehicle
Only RKE transmitters programmed to
the vehicle will work. If a transmitter
is lost or stolen, a replacement can be
purchased and programmed through
your dealer. The vehicle can be
reprogrammed so that lost or stolen
transmitters no longer work. Each
vehicle can have up to eight
transmitters matched to it.
Programming with Recognized
Transmitters
A new transmitter can be programmed
to the vehicle when there are two
recognized transmitters.
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counterclockwise, to the unlock
position, five times within
10 seconds.
6.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY FOR
REMOTE #2, 3, 4, ETC.
Remove the transmitter from the
transmitter pocket and press K
or Q on the transmitter.
handle; then turn the key
counterclockwise, to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays REMOTE LEARN
PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and hold
ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
7.
Return the key back into the
transmitter.
Programming without Recognized
Transmitters
4.
5.
Replace the recognized
transmitters with new
transmitters. Place a new
transmitter in the transmitter
pocket.
Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned,
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
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.
2.
Remove the key lock cylinder
cap. See Door Locks 0 36. Insert
the vehicle key into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
Wait for 10 minutes until the DIC
displays PRESS ENGINE START
BUTTON TO LEARN, then press
ENGINE START/STOP.
The DIC display will again show
REMOTE LEARN PENDING,
PLEASE WAIT.
3.
Repeat Step 2 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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To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and hold
ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
7.
Return the key back into the
transmitter.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
4.
5.
6.
Place the new transmitter in the
transmitter pocket. The
transmitter pocket is inside the
center console storage area
between the driver and front
passenger seats. The storage area
will need to be opened to access
the transmitter pocket.
Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned,
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
Remove the transmitter from the
transmitter pocket and press K
or Q on the transmitter.
If the transmitter battery is weak, or if
there is interference with the signal,
the DIC may display NO REMOTE
DETECTED or NO REMOTE KEY WAS
DETECTED PLACE KEY IN
TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN START
YOUR VEHICLE when you try to start
the vehicle. See Key and Lock
Messages 0 142.
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.
Battery Replacement
Caution
When replacing the battery, do not
touch any of the circuitry on the
transmitter. Static from your body
could damage the transmitter.
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Replace the battery if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message
displays in the DIC.
2.
1.
Press the button on the side of
the transmitter near the bottom
and pull the key out.
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
This feature allows the engine to be
started from outside the vehicle.
/ : This button will be on the RKE
transmitter if the vehicle has remote
start.
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If equipped, heated and ventilated
front seats may also come on if
enabled in vehicle personalization. See
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 60 and Vehicle Personalization 0 149
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.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
Press and release
transmitter.
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.
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 28.
Q on the RKE
1.
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–
2 are repeated while the engine is still
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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.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then
back off.
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Conditions in Which Remote Start
Will Not Work
DOOR LOCKS
The remote start will not operate if
any of the following occur:
. The ignition is in any mode other
than OFF.
. The transmitter is in the vehicle.
{ Warning
.
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).
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
(CONTINUED)
Warning (Continued)
vehicle. Lock the doors to
help prevent this from
happening.
Inside the Vehicle
On the rear doors, push down on the
door lock knob to lock the door
manually. Pull once on the door
handle to unlock the door and again to
open the door.
Press the power door lock switch to
lock or unlock all doors automatically.
See Power Door Locks 0 38.
Outside the Vehicle
Use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter, the key cylinder on the
driver front door, or the key cylinder
on the passenger front door,
if equipped. The key cylinder is
covered with a cap.
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Key Cylinder Access
To replace the cap:
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 28.
To access the key cylinder:
1.
Pull the door handle (1) to the
open position.
2.
Insert the key into the slot (3) on
the bottom of the cap (2) and pry
outward.
3.
Move the cap (2) rearward and
remove.
4.
Use the key in the cylinder.
1.
Pull the door handle to the open
position.
2.
Insert the two tabs (7) at the
back of the cap (8) between the
seal (5) and the metal base (6).
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POWER DOOR LOCKS
When all the doors are closed, the
doors will lock automatically after
five seconds. If a door is reopened
before five seconds have elapsed, the
five-second timer will reset once all
the doors are closed again.
Press Q on the door lock switch again
or press Q on the RKE transmitter to
override this feature and lock the
doors immediately.
This feature can also be programmed.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 149.
Q : Press to lock the doors.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
DELAYED LOCKING
This feature delays the actual locking
of the doors.
3.
Move the cap forward and press
to snap the cap in place.
4.
Release the door handle.
When Q is pressed on the power door
lock switch, while the door is open, a
chime will sound three times
indicating that delayed locking is
active.
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), the doors will lock.
To unlock the doors:
K on a door.
.
Press
.
Shift the transmission into
P (Park).
The power door locks can be
programmed through the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
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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 locking is
requested while a door is open, when
all doors are closed the vehicle will
check for RKE transmitters inside.
If an RKE transmitter is detected and
the number of RKE transmitters inside
has not reduced, the driver door will
unlock and the horn will chirp three
times.
can be turned on or off using the
vehicle personalization menus. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 149.
SAFETY LOCKS
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
Lockout Protection can be manually
overridden with the driver door open
by pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
If Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout is
turned on and the vehicle is off, the
driver door is open, and locking is
requested, all the doors will lock and
only the driver door will unlock. The
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout feature
Press v { to activate the safety locks
on the rear doors. The indicator light
in the switch will illuminate when
activated.
The rear door power windows are also
disabled. See Power Windows 0 47.
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Press v { again to deactivate the
safety locks.
If the rear inside door handle is being
pulled when the safety lock is
deactivated, 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.
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DOORS
Warning (Continued)
TRUNK
.
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 set the
(CONTINUED)
.
Press the touch pad on the trunk
above the license plate.
If the vehicle is equipped with
a power liftgate, disable the
power liftgate function.
See Engine Exhaust 0 193.
Trunk Lock Release
If the vehicle must be driven with
the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:
. Close all of the windows.
.
Press X twice quickly on the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
fan speed to the highest
setting. See “Climate Control
Systems” in the Index.
{ 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.
.
With the Keyless Access system the
RKE transmitter must be within 1 m
(3 ft) of the trunk for it to be
recognized. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 28.
To open the trunk:
.
Press
| from inside the vehicle.
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Emergency Trunk Release
Handle
There is a glow-in-the-dark emergency
trunk release handle on the trunk lid.
This handle will glow following
exposure to light. Pull the release
handle to open the trunk from the
inside.
After use, return to the stored
position.
Use the handle to assist in closing the
trunk. Do not use the handle as a
tie-down.
If the vehicle is ever without power,
the trunk area can still be accessed by
folding the rear seat:
1.
Fold down the rear seatback. See
Rear Seats 0 62.
Caution
2.
Reach inward through the
opening to locate the emergency
trunk release handle.
3.
Pull the release handle to open
the trunk.
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.
Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured.
A door, the hood, or the trunk is open.
Slow Flash : Alarm system is armed.
Arming the Alarm System
VEHICLE ALARM SYSTEM
1.
Close the trunk and the hood.
Turn off the vehicle.
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm
system.
2.
Lock the vehicle in one of
three ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
3.
The indicator light, on the instrument
panel near the windshield, indicates
the status of the system.
Off : Alarm system is disarmed.
On Solid : Vehicle is secured during
the delay to arm the system.
.
Use the Keyless Access
system.
.
With a door open, press the
inside Q.
After 30 seconds the alarm
system will arm, and the
indicator light will begin to
slowly flash indicating the alarm
system is operating. Pressing Q
on the RKE transmitter a second
time will bypass the 30-second
delay and immediately arm the
alarm system.
The vehicle alarm system will not arm
if the doors are locked with the key.
If the driver door is opened without
first unlocking with the RKE
transmitter, the horn will chirp and
the lights will flash to indicate
pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not started,
or the door is not unlocked by
pressing K on the RKE transmitter
during the 10–second pre-alarm, the
alarm will be activated.
The alarm will also be activated if a
passenger door, the 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:
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 and the horn chirps
and the lights flash three times, the
alarm was activated while the alarm
system was armed.
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.
If the alarm system has been
activated, a message will appear on the
DIC. See Security Messages 0 147.
IMMOBILIZER
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 343.
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 your
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vehicle. Only a correctly matched RKE
transmitter will start the vehicle. If the
transmitter is ever damaged, you may
not be able to start your vehicle.
When trying to start the vehicle, the
security light may come on briefly
when the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the
security light stays on, there is a
problem with the system. Turn the
ignition off and try again.
If the vehicle will not change ignition
modes (ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/RUN/
START, OFF), and the RKE transmitter
appears to be undamaged, try another
transmitter. Or, you may try placing
the transmitter in the transmitter
pocket in the center console. See Key
and Lock Messages 0 142.
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 who can service the
theft-deterrent system and have a new
RKE transmitter programmed to the
vehicle.
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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 28.
Do not leave the key or device that
disarms or deactivates the
theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
POWER 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.
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
The vehicle may have a driver exterior
automatic dimming mirror that will
automatically adjust for the glare of
headlamps behind.
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Memory Mirrors
Power Folding Mirrors
The vehicle may have memory
mirrors. See Memory Seats 0 59.
The vehicle may have SBZA. See Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) 0 222.
AUTOMATIC DIMMING
MIRROR
Turn Signal Indicator
The vehicle has a turn signal indicator
on the mirror housings. The indicator
will flash when a turn signal or the
hazard warning flashers are used.
If equipped, the vehicle has an
automatic dimming outside mirror(s).
The mirror(s) will adjust for the glare
of headlamps behind you.
1.
If the vehicle is equipped with
power folding mirrors, move the
selector switch to the ) position.
2.
Press the down arrow to fold the
mirrors.
3.
Press the down arrow again to
unfold the 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 0 167.
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
FOLDING MIRRORS
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The mirrors may have an auto folding
feature. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 28.
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.
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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 0 149.
INTERIOR MIRRORS
WINDOWS
INTERIOR REARVIEW
MIRRORS
{ Warning
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind your vehicle.
If equipped with OnStar, the vehicle
may have three control buttons at the
bottom of the mirror. See your dealer
for more information about OnStar
and how to subscribe to it. See OnStar
Overview 0 347.
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.
Do not spray glass cleaner directly on
the mirror. Use a soft towel dampened
with water.
AUTOMATIC DIMMING
REARVIEW MIRROR
The vehicle has an automatic dimming
rearview mirror. The mirror will
automatically reduce the glare from
the headlamps from behind. The
dimming feature comes on when the
vehicle is started.
The vehicle aerodynamics are designed
to improve fuel economy performance.
This may result in a pulsing sound
when either rear window is down and
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Window Lockout
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 27.
The power windows work with the
ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/
RUN/START, or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See
Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 190.
This feature stops the rear door
passenger window switches from
working.
Press or pull the switch to open or
close the window.
Press v { to engage the rear window
lockout feature. The indicator light is
on when engaged.
The windows will be temporarily
disabled if the window switches are
used repeatedly within a short time.
This also disables the rear power door
locks. See Safety Locks 0 39.
Press
v { again to disengage.
If the indicator light flashes, the
feature may not be working properly.
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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.
Express Window Obstacle
Detection
The express-up feature will reverse
window movement if it comes in
contact with an object. Extreme cold
or ice could cause the window to
auto-reverse. The window will operate
as normal after the object or condition
is removed.
Obstacle Detection Override
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.
{ 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 ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY.
Remote Window Operation
If equipped, this feature allows all the
windows to be opened remotely.
If enabled in vehicle personalization,
press and hold K on the RKE
transmitter. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
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SUN VISORS
REAR WINDOW SUNSHADE
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If equipped, the rear seat center
armrest may have rear window
sunshade buttons.
Rear Passenger Door Sunshades
Pull the sun visor down to block glare.
Detach the sun visor from the center
mount to pivot to the side window,
or to extend along the rod.
On vehicles with a rear window
sunshade, the sunshade switch is on
the overhead console. The sunshade
only operates with the ignition in ON/
RUN/START.
To open the sunshade, press and
release the switch. The sunshade will
fully extend. To close the sunshade,
press and release the switch again. The
sunshade will fully close.
When shifting the vehicle into
R (Reverse), the sunshade will
automatically retract if it is extended.
It may re-extend after a short delay
when shifting into D (Drive).
If equipped, use the handle to pull the
sunshade up.
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Sunroof Switch
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
and power sunshade. See Ignition
Positions 0 186 and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 190.
Attach it to the hooks at the top of the
window.
To close the sunshade, use the handle
to release it from the hooks and roll
it down.
Vent Feature : Press and hold the front
of ~ to vent the sunroof. The
sunshade will automatically open
approximately 38 cm (15 in). Press and
hold the rear of ~ to close the vent.
Comfort Stop Feature : The sunroof
has a comfort stop feature that stops
the sunroof from opening fully. Press
and release the rear of ~ to open
the sunroof to the comfort open
position. Pressing the rear of ~
again will open the sunroof fully. If the
sunshade is not fully open when the
comfort stop feature is pressed the
second time, the sunshade will open
fully.
Express Close : Press and release the
front of ~ to express close the
sunroof.
Sunshade Switch
1.
2.
~ Sunroof Switch
Q Sunshade Switch
Open/Close : Press and hold the front
or rear of Q to open or close the
sunshade to the desired position.
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Express Open/Express Close : Press
and release the rear or front of Q to
express open or express close the
sunshade. If the sunroof is opened, the
sunshade will express close within a
few inches of the opened sunroof.
Automatic Reversal System
The sunroof/sunshade is equipped
with an automatic reversal system that
is only active when the sunroof/
sunshade is being operated in express
mode. If an object is in the path of the
sunroof/sunshade while it is express
closing, the reversal system will detect
the object and stop. In the event of
closing difficulties like frost or other
conditions, it is possible to override
the reversal system. To override the
reversal system, close in manual mode.
To stop the movement, release the
switch.
Dirt and debris may collect on the
sunroof seal or in the track. This could
cause an issue with sunroof operation
or noise. It could also plug the water
drainage system. Periodically open the
sunroof and remove any obstacles or
loose debris. Wipe the sunroof seal
and roof sealing area using a clean
cloth, mild soap, and water. Do not
remove grease from the sunroof.
If water is seen dripping into the water
drainage system, this is normal.
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SEATS AND
RESTRAINTS
Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Safety Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Head Restraints
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . .
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
55
56
57
58
59
60
62
Rear Seats
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Rear Seat Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Heated Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . . . 65
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? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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
Safety Belts
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airbag System
65
66
67
70
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants and Young Children . . . . . . .
Child Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . .
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . . .
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . . . .
84
86
88
90
91
Replacing LATCH System Parts
After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the
Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the
Front Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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HEAD RESTRAINTS
The vehicle’s front seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
{ Warning
With head restraints that are not
installed and adjusted properly,
there is a greater chance that
occupants will suffer a neck/spinal
injury in a crash. Do not drive until
the head restraints for all occupants
are installed and adjusted properly.
If your vehicle has rear head
restraints that fold down, always
return them to the full upright
position whenever an occupant is
seated in the seat.
Adjust the head restraint so that the
top of the restraint is at the same
height as the top of the occupant's
head. This position reduces the chance
of a neck injury in a crash.
Front Seats
The vehicle's front seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
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 or
rearward, press the button located on
the side facing of the head restraint
and move the head restraint 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.
The head restraint can be folded
forward to allow for better visibility
when the rear seat is unoccupied. To
fold the head restraint, press the
button on the side of the head
restraint.
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.
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Uplevel Seat Control
POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT
Uplevel Seat Adjustment
{ Warning
The head restraint will fold forward
automatically.
When an occupant or child restraint is
in the seat, always return the head
restraint to the full upright position.
Pull the head restraint up and push it
rearward until it locks into place. Push
and pull on the head restraint to make
sure that it is locked.
Always adjust the head restraint so
that the top of the restraint is at the
same height as the top of the
occupant's head.
Rear outboard head restraints are not
removable.
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
If equipped, the ignition must be on to
use all uplevel seat features.
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.
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.
Press Rearward (3) to make
rearward adjustments of the
selected feature.
.
Raise or lower the front part of the
seat cushion by moving the front
of the control up or down.
.
Press Down (4) to make downward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Raise or lower the seat by moving
the rear of the control up or down.
.
Press Forward (5) to make forward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press and hold the control up to
increase upper lumbar support and
decrease lower lumbar support.
Press and hold the control down to
increase lower lumbar support and
decrease upper lumbar support.
LUMBAR ADJUSTMENT
Lumbar and Bolster Support
Base Seat Adjustment
Uplevel Seat Adjustment
Base Seat Adjustment
To adjust the seat:
. Move the seat forward or rearward
by sliding the control forward or
rearward.
To adjust the lumbar support:
. Press and hold the control forward
to increase or rearward to decrease
upper and lower lumbar support at
the same time.
To adjust lumbar support, if equipped:
. 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 up or down.
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To adjust bolster support, if equipped:
Upper Shoulder Support
To adjust upper shoulder support,
if equipped:
.
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to bolster
support on the center stack.
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THIGH SUPPORT
ADJUSTMENT
Base Seat
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to upper
shoulder support on the center
stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust shoulder support forward
or rearward.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust bolster support inward or
outward.
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.
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RECLINING SEATBACKS
Warning (Continued)
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.
Base Shown, Uplevel Similar
To adjust:
. Tilt the top of the control rearward
to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
{ 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.
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For proper protection when the
vehicle is in motion, have the
seatback upright. Then sit well back
in the seat and wear the safety belt
properly.
Do not have a seatback reclined if the
vehicle is moving.
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MEMORY SEATS
Storing Memory Positions
To store positions to the 1 and 2
buttons:
1.
The ignition must be in ON/RUN/
START or ACC/ACCESSORY.
2.
Adjust the driver seat, power tilt
and telescoping steering column,
if equipped, massage type and
intensity, if equipped, and the
outside mirrors on some vehicles.
3.
Press and release SET. A beep
will sound.
Driver Buttons Shown, Passenger
Buttons Similar
4.
Immediately press and hold 1
until two beeps sound.
If equipped, the SET, 1, 2, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door and
front passenger door are used to
manually store and recall memory
settings for the driver and passenger
seats. The driver memory buttons also
store outside mirror, power tilt and
telescoping steering column positions,
and massage, if equipped.
5.
Repeat Steps 1–4 for a second
driver using 2.
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.
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Manually Recalling Memory
Positions
Press and hold 1, 2, or B to manually
recall the previously stored memory
positions. Releasing 1, 2, or B before
the stored positions are reached stops
the recall.
If the massage feature is off when the
memory recall is performed, the
previously stored type and intensity
will be recalled, but it will remain off
until activated with the On/Off control
or through the center stack with the
uplevel seat controls.
Automatically Recalling Memory
Positions (Auto Memory Recall)
(Driver Only)
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/START or ACC/
ACCESSORY.
See “Auto Memory Recall” under
“Comfort and Convenience” in Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
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To stop recall movement, press one of
the memory, power mirror, or power
seat controls; or press the power tilt
and telescoping steering column
control.
RKE transmitters are not labeled with
a number. If your memory seat
position is stored to 1 or 2 but this
position is not automatically recalling,
then store your positions to the other
button or switch RKE transmitters
with the other driver.
If the vehicle’s driver has changed, in
some vehicles the Driver ID may be
displayed for the first few ignition
cycles.
Easy Exit Recall (Driver Only)
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the easy exit
feature automatically recalls the
previously stored exit positions when
leaving the vehicle. See “Storing
Memory Positions” earlier in this
section. See also Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
Easy exit recall automatically activates
when one of the following occurs:
. The vehicle is turned off and the
driver door is opened within a
short time.
. The vehicle is turned off with the
driver door open.
.
Obstructions
HEATED AND VENTILATED
FRONT SEATS
If something has blocked the driver
seat while recalling a memory
position, the recall may stop. Remove
the obstruction. Then do one of the
following:
. If automatically or manually
recalling the stored memory
position, press and hold the
appropriate manual control for
two seconds. Try recalling again by
pressing the appropriate memory
button. If automatically recalling
the position, try recalling 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.
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the seat
heater may cause burns. To reduce
the risk of burns, people with such
a condition should use care when
using the seat heater, especially for
long periods of time. Do not place
anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket,
cushion, cover, or similar item. This
may cause the seat heater to
overheat. An overheated seat heater
may cause a burn or may damage
the seat.
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symbol turns red. When a ventilated
seat is turned on, the symbol
turns blue.
If available, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN/START.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and seatback.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
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
Press the button once for the highest
setting. With each press of the button,
the seat will change to the next lower
setting, and then to the off setting.
The indicator lights next to the
buttons indicate three for the highest
setting and one for the lowest. If the
heated seats are on high, the level may
automatically be lowered after
approximately 30 minutes.
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 0 149.
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.
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The heated or ventilated seats may be
enabled or disabled in the vehicle
personalization menu. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 34 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
MASSAGE
Driver Seat Shown, Passenger Seat
Similar
If equipped, the ignition must be on to
use the massage feature.
To activate and adjust massage:
REAR SEATS
1.
Turn the selection control (1) to
view massage options on the
center stack display.
2.
Select massage feature.
3.
Press up or down to select the
massage type.
4.
Press forward or rearward to
change the intensity.
Caution
5.
To activate massage at last
massage type and intensity
settings or to turn massage off,
press the massage On/Off
control (2).
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.
Folding the Seatback
On some vehicles, either side of the
seatback can be folded for more cargo
space. Fold a seatback only when the
vehicle is not moving.
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To fold the seatback:
Raising 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.
{ Warning
1.
Pull the lever on top of the
seatback to unlock it.
A red tab near the seatback lever
raises when the seatback is
unlocked.
2.
Fold the seatback forward.
Repeat the steps to fold the other
seatback, if desired.
A safety belt that is improperly
routed, not properly attached,
or twisted will not provide the
protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. After raising the
rear seatback, always check to be
sure that the safety belts are
properly routed and attached, and
are not twisted.
To raise a seatback:
1.
Lift the seatback up and push it
rearward to lock it in place.
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A red tab near the seatback lever
retracts when the seatback is
locked in place.
2.
Push and pull the top of the
seatback to be sure it is locked
into position.
3.
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.
Locking and Unlocking the
Seatback
The rear seatbacks can be locked or
unlocked using the vehicle key.
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To lock or unlock a seatback:
REAR SEAT ARMREST
HEATED REAR SEATS
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the seat
heater may cause burns. See the
Warning under Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 60.
1.
Insert the vehicle key into the
lock next to the seatback release
lever.
The rear seat has an armrest in the
center of the seatback. Lower the
armrest to access the cupholders.
2.
Turn the key toward the front of
the vehicle to lock or unlock the
seatback.
To fold, lift the armrest up and push it
rearward until it is flush with the
seatback.
3.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the
other seatback, if desired.
The armrest may also have controls
for the rear window sunshade and/or
the infotainment system. See the
infotainment manual and Rear
Window Sunshade 0 49.
When the seatback is locked, the
seatback release lever will not work.
The seatbacks cannot be folded down
when the seatback lock is engaged.
Rear Heated Seat Buttons with Rear
Climate Controls Shown, Base Similar
If available, the buttons are on the rear
of the center console.
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With the ignition in ON/RUN/START,
press M or L to heat the left or right
outboard seat cushion and seatback.
On vehicles without rear climate
controls, an indicator light on the
button will turn on when the heated
seat is on. On vehicles with rear
climate controls, an indicator on the
climate control display appears when
this feature is on.
On vehicles without rear climate
controls, press the button again to
turn this feature off. The light on the
button will turn off. On vehicles with
rear climate controls, this feature turns
on at the highest setting. With each
press of the button, the heated seat
changes to the next lower setting, and
then the off setting. Three lights
indicate the highest setting, and one
light indicates the lowest. If the heated
seats are on high, the level may
automatically be lowered after
approximately 30 minutes.
REAR SEAT
PASS-THROUGH DOOR
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SAFETY BELTS
This section describes how to use
safety belts properly, and some things
not to do.
{ Warning
Some vehicles have a rear seat
pass-through door in the center of the
rear seatback. Fold down the center
armrest and pull the latch to open
the door.
The pass-through door can be locked
or unlocked using the knob on the
back of the door. Open the trunk to
access the lock. Turn the knob toward
Q to lock the door or away from Q to
unlock 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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Warning (Continued)
area of the vehicle that is not
equipped with seats and safety
belts.
Always wear a safety belt, and check
that all passenger(s) are restrained
properly too.
This vehicle has indicators as a
reminder to buckle the safety belts.
See Safety Belt Reminders 0 121.
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.
Questions and Answers About
Safety Belts
Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle
after a crash if I am wearing a
safety belt?
A: You could be — whether you are
wearing a safety belt or not. Your
chance of being conscious during
and after a crash, so you can
unbuckle and get out, is much
greater if you are belted.
Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why
should I have to wear safety belts?
A: Airbags are supplemental systems
only. They work with safety
belts — not instead of them.
Whether or not an airbag is
provided, all occupants still have to
buckle up to get the most
protection.
Also, in nearly all states and in all
Canadian provinces, the law
requires wearing safety belts.
HOW TO WEAR SAFETY
BELTS PROPERLY
This section is only for people of
adult size.
There are special things to know about
safety belts and children, and there are
different rules for smaller children and
infants. If a child will be riding in the
vehicle, see Older Children 0 84 or
Infants and Young Children 0 86.
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.
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LAP-SHOULDER BELT
All seating positions in the vehicle
have a lap-shoulder belt.
The following instructions explain how
to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly.
1.
Adjust the seat, if the seat is
adjustable, so you can sit up
straight. To see how, see “Seats”
in the Index.
2.
Pick up the latch plate and pull
the belt across you. Do not let it
get twisted.
{ 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.
The lap-shoulder belt may lock if
you pull the belt across you very
quickly. If this happens, let the
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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.
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.
If the webbing locks in the latch
plate before it reaches the buckle,
tilt the latch plate flat to unlock.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
4.
If equipped with a shoulder belt
height adjuster, move it to the
height that is right for you. See
“Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster”
later in this section for use and
important safety information.
5.
To make the lap part tight, pull
up on the shoulder belt.
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To unlatch the belt, push the button
on the buckle. The belt should return
to its stowed position.
effectiveness of the safety belt in a
crash. See How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly 0 66.
Always stow the safety belt slowly.
If the safety belt webbing returns
quickly to the stowed position, the
retractor may lock and cannot be
pulled out. If this happens, pull the
safety belt straight out firmly to
unlock the webbing, and then release
it. If the webbing is still locked in the
retractor, see your dealer.
Before a door is closed, be sure the
safety belt is out of the way. If a door
is slammed against a safety belt,
damage can occur to both the safety
belt and the vehicle.
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
The vehicle has a shoulder belt height
adjuster for the driver and front
outboard passenger seating positions.
Adjust the height so the shoulder
portion of the belt is on the shoulder
and not falling off of it. The belt
should be close to, but not contacting,
the neck. Improper shoulder belt
height adjustment could reduce the
Push down on the release button and
move the height adjuster to the
desired position. The adjuster can be
moved up by pushing the slide/
trim up.
After the adjuster is set to the desired
position, try to move it down without
pushing the release button to make
sure it has locked into position.
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Safety Belt Pretensioners
This vehicle has safety belt
pretensioners for front outboard
occupants. Although the safety belt
pretensioners cannot be seen, they are
part of the safety belt assembly. They
can help tighten the safety belts
during the early stages of a moderate
to severe frontal, near frontal, or rear
crash if the threshold conditions for
pretensioner activation are met. 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 probably other parts
of the vehicle’s safety belt system will
need to be replaced. See Replacing
Safety Belt System Parts after a
Crash 0 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.
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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
{ Warning
A safety belt that is not properly
worn may not provide the
protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. The shoulder belt
should go over the shoulder and
across the chest. These parts of the
body are best able to take belt
restraining forces.
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
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keep a safety belt system from
performing properly. See your dealer to
have it repaired. Torn or frayed safety
belts may not protect you in a crash.
They can rip apart under impact
forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, have
it replaced immediately.
Make sure the safety belt reminder
light is working. See Safety Belt
Reminders 0 121.
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
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Warning (Continued)
after a crash, have them inspected
and any necessary replacements
made as soon as possible.
After a minor crash, replacement of
safety belts may not be necessary. But
the safety belt assemblies that were
used during any crash may have been
stressed or damaged. See your dealer
to have the safety belt assemblies
inspected or replaced.
New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the safety belt
system was not being used at the time
of the crash.
Have the safety belt pretensioners
checked if the vehicle has been in a
crash, or if the airbag readiness light
stays on after you start the vehicle or
while you are driving. See Airbag
Readiness Light 0 122.
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AIRBAG SYSTEM
.
A knee airbag for the driver and
for the front outboard passenger.
Vehicles with a standard wheelbase
and a factory installed rear seat have
the following airbags:
. A frontal airbag for the driver and
for the front outboard passenger.
. A knee airbag for the driver and
for the front outboard passenger.
. A seat-mounted side impact airbag
for the driver and the front
outboard passenger.
. Seat-mounted side impact airbags
for the second row outboard
passengers.
. 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.
.
A seat-mounted side impact airbag
for the driver and the front
outboard passenger.
Vehicles with an extended wheelbase
or without a rear seat have the
following airbags:
. A frontal airbag for the driver and
for the front outboard passenger.
.
A roof-rail airbag for the driver
and front outboard passenger.
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 84 or Infants and Young
Children 0 86.
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 0 122 for more
information.
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 vehicles with
a standard wheelbase and a factory
installed rear seat, are in the ceiling
above the side windows for the driver,
front outboard passenger, and second
row outboard passengers.
Rear Seat Driver Side Shown,
Passenger Side Similar
The second row seat-mounted side
impact airbags, for vehicles with a
standard wheelbase and a factory
installed rear seat, are in the sides of
the rear seatback closest to the door.
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Warning (Continued)
death. The path of an inflating
airbag must be kept clear. Do not
put anything between an occupant
and an airbag, and do not attach or
put anything on the steering wheel
hub or on or near any other airbag
covering.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side
Similar
The roof-rail airbags, for vehicles with
an extended wheelbase or vehicles
without a factory installed rear seat,
are in the ceiling above the front row
side windows, for the driver and front
outboard passenger only.
{ 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
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severe a crash is likely to be in time
for the airbags to inflate and help
restrain the occupants. The vehicle has
electronic sensors that help the airbag
system determine the severity of the
impact. Deployment thresholds can
vary with specific vehicle design.
Do not use seat accessories that
block the inflation path of a
seat-mounted side impact airbag.
Frontal airbags are designed to inflate
in moderate to severe frontal or near
frontal crashes to help reduce the
potential for severe injuries, mainly to
the driver's or front outboard
passenger's head and chest.
Never secure anything to the roof of
a vehicle with roof-rail airbags by
routing a rope or tie‐down through
any door or window opening. If you
do, the path of an inflating roof-rail
airbag will be blocked.
Whether the frontal airbags will or
should inflate is not based primarily
on how fast the vehicle is traveling.
It depends on what is hit, the direction
of the impact, and how quickly the
vehicle slows down.
WHEN SHOULD AN AIRBAG
INFLATE?
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.
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
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 or near
frontal impacts. Knee airbags are not
designed to inflate during vehicle
rollovers, in rear impacts, or in many
side impacts.
Seat-mounted side impact airbags are
designed to inflate in moderate to
severe side crashes depending on the
location of the impact. Seat-mounted
side impact airbags are not designed
to inflate in frontal impacts, near
frontal impacts, rollovers, or rear
impacts. A seat-mounted side impact
airbag is designed to inflate on the
side of the vehicle that is struck.
Roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes depending on the location of
the impact. In addition, the roof-rail
airbags are designed to inflate 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 in a severe frontal impact.
The roof-rail airbags in vehicles with a
standard wheelbase and a factory
installed rear seat will also inflate if
the sensing system predicts that the
vehicle is about to roll over on its side.
The roof-rail airbags in vehicles with
an extended wheelbase and in vehicles
without a factory installed rear seat
are not intended to inflate during a
rollover.
In any particular crash, no one can say
whether an airbag should have inflated
simply because of the vehicle damage
or repair costs.
WHAT MAKES AN AIRBAG
INFLATE?
In a deployment event, the sensing
system sends an electrical signal
triggering a release of gas from the
inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the
airbag causing the bag to break out of
the cover. The inflator, the airbag, and
related hardware are all part of the
airbag module.
For airbag locations, see Where Are
the Airbags? 0 73.
HOW DOES AN AIRBAG
RESTRAIN?
In moderate to severe frontal or near
frontal collisions, even belted
occupants can contact the steering
wheel or the instrument panel. In
moderate to severe side collisions,
even belted occupants can contact the
inside of the vehicle.
Airbags supplement the protection
provided by safety belts by distributing
the force of the impact more evenly
over the occupant's body.
Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are
designed to help contain the head and
chest of occupants in the outboard
seating positions in the first and
second rows. The rollover capable
roof-rail airbags are designed to help
reduce the risk of full or partial
ejection in rollover events, although no
system can prevent all such ejections.
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But airbags would not help in many
types of collisions, primarily because
the occupant's motion is not toward
those airbags. See When Should an
Airbag Inflate? 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 airbags and
seat-mounted side impact airbags
inflate, they quickly deflate, so quickly
that some people may not even realize
an airbag inflated. Roof-rail airbags
may still be at least partially inflated
for some time after they inflate. Some
components of the airbag module may
be hot for several minutes. For
location of the airbags, see Where Are
the Airbags? 0 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
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
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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.
{ 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.
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In many crashes severe enough to
inflate the airbag, windshields are
broken by vehicle deformation.
Additional windshield breakage may
also occur from the front outboard
passenger airbag.
. Airbags are designed to inflate
only once. After an airbag inflates,
you will need some new parts for
the airbag system. If you do not
get them, the airbag system will
not be there to help protect you in
another crash. A new system will
include airbag modules and
possibly other parts. The service
manual for the vehicle covers the
need to replace other parts.
. The vehicle has a crash sensing
and diagnostic module which
records information after a crash.
See Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy 0 345 and Event Data
Recorders 0 345.
. Let only qualified technicians work
on the airbag systems. Improper
service can mean that an airbag
system will not work properly. See
your dealer for service.
PASSENGER SENSING
SYSTEM
word ON or OFF, or the symbol for on
or off will be visible. See Passenger
Airbag Status Indicator 0 122.
The vehicle has a passenger sensing
system for the front outboard
passenger position. The passenger
airbag status indicator will light on the
overhead console when the vehicle is
started.
The 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.
United States
Canada
The words ON and OFF, or the
symbols for on and off, will be visible
during the system check. When the
system check is complete, either the
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 the correct
child restraint for their weight
and size.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in a
rear seating position.
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Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great, if the
airbag inflates.
{ 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.
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Warning (Continued)
Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat, even if
the airbag is off. If securing a
forward-facing child restraint in the
front outboard passenger seat,
always move the seat as far back as
it will go. It is better to secure child
restraints in the rear seat. Consider
using another vehicle to transport
the child when a rear seat is not
available.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag if:
. The front outboard passenger seat
is unoccupied.
. The system determines an infant is
present in a child restraint.
. A front outboard passenger takes
his/her weight off of the seat for a
period of time.
.
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There is a critical problem with the
airbag system or the passenger
sensing system.
When the passenger sensing system
has turned off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag, the off indicator will light and
stay lit to remind you that the airbags
are off. See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 122.
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
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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.
2.
Remove the child restraint from
the vehicle.
3.
Remove any additional items
from the seat such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, or seat massagers.
4.
Reinstall the child restraint
following the directions provided
by the child restraint
manufacturer and refer to
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the Rear Seat)
0 97 or Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in the Front
Seat) 0 99.
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.
{ 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 0 122 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.
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 53.
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.
Consider using another vehicle to
transport the child when a rear
seat is not available. Never put a
rear-facing child restraint in the
front seat, even if the on
indicator is not lit.
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If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an
Adult-Size Occupant
If a person of adult size is sitting in
the front outboard passenger seat, but
the off indicator is lit, it could be
because that person is not sitting
properly in the seat. Use the following
steps to allow the system to detect
that person and enable the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag:
1.
Turn the vehicle off.
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.
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.
{ Warning
If the front outboard passenger
airbag is turned off for an
adult-sized occupant, the airbag will
not be able to inflate and help
protect that person in a crash,
resulting in an increased risk of
serious injury or even death. An
adult-sized occupant should not ride
in the front outboard passenger
seat, if the passenger airbag off
indicator is lit.
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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.
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A wet seat can affect the performance
of the passenger sensing system. Here
is how:
. The passenger sensing system may
turn off the airbag(s) 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 front
passenger airbag(s) while a child
restraint or child occupant is on
the seat. If the outboard passenger
airbag(s) are turned on, the on
indicator will be lit.
If the front 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 0 122 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.
SERVICING THE
AIRBAG-EQUIPPED VEHICLE
Airbags affect how the vehicle should
be serviced. There are parts of the
airbag system in several places around
the vehicle. Your dealer and the
service manual have information
about servicing the vehicle and the
airbag system. To purchase a service
manual, see Service Publications
Ordering Information 0 342.
{ Warning
For up to 10 seconds after the
vehicle is turned off and the battery
is disconnected, an airbag can still
inflate during improper service. You
can be injured if you are close to an
airbag when it inflates. Avoid yellow
connectors. They are probably part
of the airbag system. Be sure to
follow proper service procedures,
and make sure the person
performing work for you is qualified
to do so.
ADDING EQUIPMENT TO
THE AIRBAG-EQUIPPED
VEHICLE
Adding accessories that change the
vehicle's frame, bumper system,
height, front end, or side sheet metal,
may keep the airbag system from
working properly. The operation of the
airbag system can also be affected by
changing any parts of the front seats,
safety belts, airbag sensing and
diagnostic module, steering wheel,
instrument panel, any of the airbag
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modules, ceiling or pillar garnish trim,
front sensors, side impact sensors,
or airbag wiring.
Your dealer and the service manual
have information about the location of
the airbag sensors, sensing and
diagnostic module, and airbag wiring.
In addition, the vehicle 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 0 286 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 0 336.
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Caution (Continued)
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
AIRBAG SYSTEM CHECK
{ Warning
The airbag system does not need
regularly scheduled maintenance or
replacement. Make sure the airbag
readiness light is working. See Airbag
Readiness Light 0 122.
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.
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
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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 0 122.
CHILD RESTRAINTS
OLDER CHILDREN
Older children who have outgrown
booster seats should wear the vehicle’s
safety belts.
The manufacturer instructions that
come with the booster seat state the
weight and height limitations for that
booster. Use a booster seat with a
lap-shoulder belt until the child passes
the fit test below:
. Sit all the way back on the seat. Do
the knees bend at the seat edge? If
yes, continue. If no, return to the
booster seat.
. Buckle the lap-shoulder belt. Does
the shoulder belt rest on the
shoulder? If yes, continue. If no,
try using the rear safety belt
comfort guide, if available. See
“Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides”
under Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 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.
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Q: What is the proper way to wear
safety belts?
{ Warning
{ Warning
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.
Never allow more than one child to
wear the same safety belt. The
safety belt cannot properly spread
the impact forces. In a crash, they
can be crushed together and
seriously injured. A safety belt must
be used by only one person at
a time.
Never allow a child to wear the
safety belt with the shoulder belt
behind their back. A child can be
seriously injured by not wearing the
lap-shoulder belt properly. In a
crash, the child would not be
restrained by the shoulder belt. The
child could move too far forward
increasing the chance of head and
neck injury. The child might also
slide under the lap belt. The belt
force would then be applied right on
the abdomen. That could cause
serious or fatal injuries. The
shoulder belt should go over the
shoulder and across the chest.
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.
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{ Warning
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.
Children can be seriously injured or
strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but cannot
be loosened if it is locked. The
shoulder belt locks when it is pulled
all the way out of the retractor.
It unlocks when the shoulder belt is
allowed to go all the way back into
the retractor, but it cannot do this if
it is wrapped around a child’s neck.
If the shoulder belt is locked and
tightened around a child’s neck, the
only way to loosen the belt is to
cut it.
Never leave children unattended in
a vehicle and never allow children
to play with the safety belts.
Every time infants and young children
ride in vehicles, they should have the
protection provided by appropriate
child restraints. Neither the vehicle's
safety belt system nor its airbag
system is designed for them.
Children who are not restrained
properly can strike other people,
or can be thrown out of the vehicle.
{ Warning
Never hold an infant or a child
while riding in a vehicle. Due to
crash forces, an infant or a child will
become so heavy it is not possible
to hold it during a crash. For
example, in a crash at only
40 km/h (25 mph), a 5.5 kg (12 lb)
infant will suddenly become a
110 kg (240 lb) force on a person's
arms. An infant or child should be
secured in an appropriate restraint.
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{ Warning
Children who are up against, or very
close to, any airbag when it inflates
can be seriously injured or killed.
Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front outboard seat.
Secure a rear-facing child restraint
in a rear seat. It is also better to
secure a forward-facing child
restraint in a rear seat. If you must
secure a forward-facing child
restraint in the front outboard seat,
always move the front passenger
seat as far back as it will go.
Child restraints are devices used to
restrain, seat, or position children in
the vehicle and are sometimes called
child seats or car seats.
There are three basic types of child
restraints:
. Forward-facing child restraints
.
Rearward-facing child restraints
.
Belt-positioning booster seats
The proper child restraint for your
child depends on their size, weight,
and age, and also on whether the child
restraint is compatible with the vehicle
in which it will be used.
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For each type of child restraint, there
are many different models available.
When purchasing a child restraint, be
sure it is designed to be used in a
motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will
have a label saying that it meets
federal motor vehicle safety standards.
The restraint manufacturer's
instructions that come with the
restraint state the weight and height
limitations for a particular child
restraint. In addition, there are many
kinds of restraints available for
children with special needs.
{ Warning
To reduce the risk of neck and head
injury in a crash, infants and
toddlers should be secured in a
rear-facing child restraint until age
two, or until they reach the
maximum height and weight limits
of their child restraint.
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{ Warning
A young child's hip bones are still
so small that the vehicle's regular
safety belt may not remain low on
the hip bones, as it should. Instead,
it may settle up around the child's
abdomen. In a crash, the belt would
apply force on a body area that is
unprotected by any bony structure.
This alone could cause serious or
fatal injuries. To reduce the risk of
serious or fatal injuries during a
crash, young children should always
be secured in appropriate child
restraints.
CHILD RESTRAINT
SYSTEMS
Forward-Facing Child Seat
Rear-Facing Infant Seat
A rear-facing child restraint provides
restraint with the seating surface
against the back of the infant.
The harness system holds the infant in
place and, in a crash, acts to keep the
infant positioned in the restraint.
A forward-facing child restraint
provides restraint for the child's body
with the harness.
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Securing an Add-On Child
Restraint in the Vehicle
{ Warning
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 84.
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 91 for more information. Children
can be endangered in a crash if the
child restraint is not properly secured
in the vehicle.
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When securing an add-on child
restraint, refer to the instructions that
come with the restraint which may be
on the restraint itself or in a booklet,
or both, and to this manual. The child
restraint instructions are important, so
if they are not available, obtain a
replacement copy from the
manufacturer.
Keep in mind that an unsecured child
restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
In some areas of the United States and
Canada, Certified Child Passenger
Safety Technicians (CPSTs) are
available to inspect and demonstrate
how to correctly use and install child
restraints. In the U.S., refer to the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) website to
locate the nearest child safety seat
inspection station. For CPST
availability in Canada, check with
Transport Canada or the Provincial
Ministry of Transportation office.
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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.
{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front passenger airbag
inflates. This is because the back of
the rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating airbag.
A child in a forward-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front passenger airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is in
a forward position.
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 seat as far
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See Passenger Sensing System 0 78
for additional information.
If the vehicle does not have a rear seat
that will accommodate a rear-facing
child restraint, a rear-facing child
restraint should not be installed in the
vehicle, even if the airbag is off.
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
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positions should not be used if the
child restraint prevents access to or
interferes with the routing of the
safety belt.
Wherever a child restraint is installed,
be sure to 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
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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 97
or Securing Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Front Seat) 0 99.
Child restraints built after March 2014
will be labeled with the specific child
weight up to which the LATCH system
can be used to install the restraint.
The following explains how to attach a
child restraint with these attachments
in the vehicle.
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Not all vehicle seating positions or
child restraints have lower anchors
and attachments or top tether anchors
and attachments. In this case, the
safety belt must be used (with top
tether where available) to secure the
child restraint. See Securing Child
Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the
Rear Seat) 0 97 or Securing Child
Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the
Front Seat) 0 99.
Lower anchors (1) are metal bars built
into the vehicle. There are two lower
anchors for each LATCH seating
position that will accommodate a child
restraint with lower attachments (2).
Top Tether Anchor
Lower Anchors
A top tether (3, 4) anchors the top of
the child restraint to the vehicle. A top
tether anchor is built into the vehicle.
The top tether attachment (2) on the
child restraint connects to the top
tether anchor in the vehicle in order to
reduce the forward movement and
rotation of the child restraint during
driving or in a crash.
The child restraint may have a single
tether (3) or a dual tether (4). Either
will have a single attachment (2) to
secure the top tether to the anchor.
Some child restraints that have a top
tether are designed for use with or
without the top tether being attached.
Others require the top tether always to
be attached. In Canada, the law
requires that forward-facing child
restraints have a top tether, and that
the tether be attached. Be sure to read
and follow the instructions for the
child restraint.
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Lower Anchor and Top Tether
Anchor Locations
To assist in locating the lower anchors,
each rear anchor position has a label,
near the crease between the seatback
and the seat cushion.
To assist in locating the top tether
anchors, the top tether anchor symbol
is on the cover.
Rear Seat
I : Seating positions with top tether
anchors.
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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
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 90 for
additional information.
Securing a Child Restraint
Designed for the LATCH System
H : Seating positions with two lower
anchors.
{ Warning
The top tether anchors are under the
covers, behind the rear seat, on the
filler panel. Be sure to use an anchor
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
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Warning (Continued)
{ Warning
Caution
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.
Children can be seriously injured or
strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but cannot
be loosened if it is locked. The
shoulder belt locks when it is pulled
all the way out of the retractor.
It unlocks when the shoulder belt is
allowed to go all the way back into
the retractor, but it cannot do this if
it is wrapped around a child’s neck.
If the shoulder belt is locked and
tightened around a child’s neck, the
only way to loosen the belt is to
cut it.
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.
{ Warning
To reduce the risk of serious or fatal
injuries during a crash, do not
attach more than one child restraint
to a single anchor. Attaching more
than one child restraint to a single
anchor could cause the anchor or
attachment to come loose or even
break during a crash. A child or
others could be injured.
Buckle any unused safety belts
behind the child restraint so
children cannot reach them. Pull the
shoulder belt all the way out of the
retractor to set the lock, and tighten
the belt behind the child restraint
after the child restraint has been
installed.
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 90.
You cannot secure three child
restraints using the LATCH anchors in
the rear seat at the same time, but you
can install two of them. If you want to
do this, install one LATCH child
restraint in the right rear seating
position, and install the other one
either in the left rear seating position
or in the center seating position. If you
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need to install child restraints in both
the center and left rear seating
positions, the one in the center seating
position will need to be secured using
the vehicle safety belts instead of the
LATCH anchors.
.
Use anchors 3 and 4 when
installing a child restraint using
LATCH in the center rear seating
position.
.
Use anchors 4 and 5 when
installing a child restraint using
LATCH in the left rear seating
position.
Refer to the following illustration to
learn which anchors to use.
Installing child restraints using LATCH
in the center and left rear seating
positions at the same time is
prohibited.
does not have lower anchors,
secure the child restraint with
the top tether and the safety
belts. Refer to the child restraint
manufacturer instructions and
the instructions in this manual.
1.1.
Find the lower anchors for
the desired seating
position.
1.2.
For outboard rear seating
positions, put the head
restraint in the upright
position. See Head
Restraints 0 53.
1.3.
Put the child restraint on
the seat.
1.4.
Attach and tighten the
lower attachments on the
child restraint to the lower
anchors.
Make sure to attach the child restraint
at the proper anchor location.
There are five lower LATCH anchors in
the rear seat.
. Use anchors 1 and 2 when
installing a child restraint using
LATCH in the right rear seating
position.
This system is designed to make
installation of child restraints easier.
When using lower anchors, do not use
the vehicle's safety belts. Instead use
the vehicle's anchors and child
restraint attachments to secure the
restraints. Some restraints also use
another vehicle anchor to secure a top
tether.
1.
Attach and tighten the lower
attachments to the lower
anchors. If the child restraint
does not have lower attachments
or the desired seating position
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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.
and you are using a single
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
Find the top tether anchor.
Open the cover to expose
the anchor.
2.2.
Route, attach, and tighten
the top tether according to
the child restraint
instructions and the
following instructions:
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
If the position you are
using has an adjustable
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a single
tether, raise the headrest or
head restraint and route
the tether under the
headrest or head restraint
and in between the
headrest or head restraint
posts.
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 dual
tether, raise the headrest or
head restraint and route
the tether under the
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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 LATCH path
and attempt to move it side to
side and back and forth. There
should be no more than 2.5 cm
(1 in) of movement for proper
installation.
REPLACING LATCH SYSTEM
PARTS AFTER A CRASH
{ Warning
A crash can damage the LATCH
system in the vehicle. A damaged
LATCH system may not properly
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
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Warning (Continued)
have the system inspected and any
necessary replacements made as
soon as possible.
If the vehicle has the LATCH system
and it was being used during a crash,
new LATCH system parts may be
needed.
New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the LATCH system
was not being used at the time of the
crash.
SECURING CHILD
RESTRAINTS (WITH THE
SAFETY BELT IN THE
REAR SEAT)
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is compatible
with this vehicle.
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If the child restraint has the LATCH
system, see Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
0 91 for how and where to install your
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 91 for
top tether anchor locations.
Do not secure a child restraint in a
position without a top tether anchor if
a national or local law requires that
the top tether be anchored, or if the
instructions that come with the child
restraint say that the top strap must
be anchored.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have a
top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
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.
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If more than one child restraint needs
to be installed in the rear seat, be sure
to read Where to Put the
Restraint 0 90.
1.
3.
Position the release button on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the
safety belt could be quickly
unbuckled if necessary.
Put the child restraint on
the seat.
For outboard rear seat positions,
put the head restraint in the
upright position. See Head
Restraints 0 53.
2.
Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
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.
5.
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.
To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to use
your knee to push down on the
child restraint as you tighten
the belt.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 4 and 5.
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6.
7.
If the child restraint has a top
tether, follow the child restraint
manufacturer instructions
regarding the use of the top
tether. See Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 91.
Before placing a child in the child
restraint, make sure it is securely
held in place. To check, grasp the
child restraint at the safety belt
path and attempt to move it side
to side and back and forth. When
the child restraint is properly
installed, there should be no
more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and let
it return to the stowed position. If the
top tether is attached to a top tether
anchor, disconnect it.
SECURING CHILD
RESTRAINTS (WITH THE
SAFETY BELT IN THE
FRONT SEAT)
This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is
a safer place to secure a forward-facing
child restraint. See Where to Put the
Restraint 0 90
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system which is
designed to turn off the front
passenger frontal airbag and passenger
knee airbag under certain conditions.
See Passenger Sensing System 0 78
and Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
0 122 for more information, including
important safety information.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great, if the
airbag deploys.
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{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag inflates.
This is because the back of the
rear-facing child restraint would be
very close to the inflating airbag.
A child in a forward-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag inflates and
the passenger seat is in a forward
position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger 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
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Warning (Continued)
restraint in the front outboard
passenger seat, always move the
seat as far back as it will go. It is
better to secure the child restraint
in a rear seat.
When using the lap-shoulder belt to
secure the child restraint in this
position, follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint and the
following instructions:
1.
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 91 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.
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.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt if needed.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
passenger frontal airbag and
passenger knee airbag, the off
indicator on the passenger airbag
status indicator should light and
stay lit when the vehicle is
started. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 122.
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.
Position the release button on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the
safety belt could be quickly
unbuckled if necessary.
6.
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.
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.
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Before placing a child in the child
restraint, make sure it is securely
held in place. To check, grasp the
child restraint at the safety belt
path and attempt to move it side
to side and back and forth. When
the child restraint is properly
installed, there should be no
more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement.
If the 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
STORAGE
COMPARTMENTS
Storage Compartments
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Storage . . . . . . . .
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . .
102
102
103
103
103
Additional Storage Features
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Cargo Management System . . . . . . 105
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
{ Warning
Do not store heavy or sharp objects
in storage compartments. In a crash,
these objects may cause the cover to
open and could result in injury.
INSTRUMENT PANEL
STORAGE
If equipped with storage behind the
climate control system, touch the
bottom of the climate control system
panel to open. There is a USB port
inside. See the infotainment manual.
Keep the storage area door closed
while driving.
Touch the bottom of the climate
control system panel to close.
To access, push on the cover and
release.
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ARMREST STORAGE
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CENTER CONSOLE STORAGE
Rear
To open, press the button. If equipped,
there is a compact disc player and
MP3 connection inside.
Close the glove box manually.
Pull up on the lever to access the
storage area.
To access the cupholders, press the
long center button on the front edge
of the armrest.
If equipped, there are controls for the
rear window sunshade and/or the
infotainment system. See the
infotainment manual and Rear
Window Sunshade 0 49.
Press the button and lift to access the
storage area. There is a power outlet,
auxiliary jack and USB port(s) inside.
See Power Outlets 0 110 and the
infotainment manual.
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ADDITIONAL STORAGE
FEATURES
CARGO TIE-DOWNS
Push the cover forward to access.
There is a power outlet inside. To
close, push the cover again and
release.
There are cupholders in the center
console. Push and release on the
passenger side of the cover to access
the cupholders.
The cargo tie-downs can be used to
secure small loads and the
convenience net. See Convenience Net
0 105, if equipped.
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To open the cargo management
system, push down on the rear of the
handle, then lift the handle up.
CONVENIENCE NET
The vehicle may have a convenience
net in the trunk. The net is attached to
the cargo tie-downs. Put small loads
behind the net. It can also be
positioned into an envelope to hold
smaller items inside. Do not use the
net for heavy loads.
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INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
INSTRUMENTS AND
CONTROLS
Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . 107
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . 107
Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . 108
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Cigarette Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Boost Gauge (Performance
Configuration Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Engine Oil Temperature Gauge
(Performance
Configuration Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Brake System Warning Light . . . . . 125
Electric Parking Brake Light . . . . . . 126
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light . . . . 127
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . . . 128
Traction Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
StabiliTrak® OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Traction Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . 130
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . 130
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Door Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Information Displays
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Head-Up Display (HUD) . . . . . . . . . . 135
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
139
139
139
140
140
141
141
142
142
142
142
143
143
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Ride Control System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airbag System Messages . . . . . . . . .
Security Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . .
Starting the Vehicle Messages . . .
Tire Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Messages . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Reminder Messages . . . . . .
Vehicle Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Washer Fluid Messages . . . . . . . . . . .
Window Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
146
147
147
147
147
147
148
148
148
148
148
CONTROLS
STEERING WHEEL
ADJUSTMENT
107
STEERING WHEEL
CONTROLS
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering wheel
controls. See "Steering Wheel Controls"
in the infotainment manual.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
Vehicle Personalization
Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Universal Remote System
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . 155
Universal Remote System
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Universal Remote System
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Press the control to move the tilt and
telescoping steering wheel up and
down or forward and rearward.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving.
( : If equipped with a heated steering
wheel, press to turn on or off. An
indicator next to the button is lit when
the feature is turned on.
The steering wheel takes about
three minutes to start heating.
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HORN
Press a on the steering wheel pad to
sound the horn.
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.
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
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 0 161.
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 0 260.
Heavy snow or ice can overload the
wiper motor.
Wiper Parking
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are on LO, HI, or INT 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 0 149.
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Keep this area of the windshield clear
of debris to allow for best system
performance.
INT : When enabled, move the
windshield wiper lever to INT. Turn
the x INT band on the wiper lever
to adjust the sensitivity.
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.
n L : Pull the windshield wiper lever
.
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.
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 0 256 for
information on filling the windshield
washer fluid reservoir.
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COMPASS
The vehicle may have a compass
display on the Driver Information
Center (DIC). The compass receives its
heading and other information from
the Global Positioning System (GPS)
antenna, StabiliTrak®, and vehicle
speed information.
The compass system is designed to
operate for a certain number of miles
or degrees of turn before needing a
signal from the GPS satellites. When
the compass display shows CAL, drive
the vehicle for a short distance in an
open area where it can receive a GPS
signal. The compass system will
automatically determine when a GPS
signal is restored and provide a
heading again. See Compass Messages
0 140 for the messages that may be
displayed for the compass.
{ Warning
CLOCK
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.
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.
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Setting the Clock
Auto Set
2.
Time
When on, the time and date will
automatically update.
Touch Clock Display, then select
Off or On.
3.
Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
To set the time:
1.
From the Home Page, touch the
SETTINGS screen button, then
touch Time and Date.
2.
Touch Set Time, then touch + or
− to increase or decrease hours or
minutes, and change AM or PM.
3.
Touch 12-24 Hr for a 12 or
24 hour clock.
4.
Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
Date
To set the date:
1.
2.
3.
Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
Touch Set Date, then touch + or −
to increase or decrease month,
day, or year.
Touch [ Back to go back to the
previous menu.
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.
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.
POWER OUTLETS
Power Outlets 12 Volt Direct
Current
The accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone or MP3 player.
The vehicle has three accessory power
outlets:
. Inside the front storage area below
the climate control system.
. Inside the center console.
.
On the rear of the center console.
Lift the cover to access the accessory
power outlet.
Certain accessory power plugs may not
be compatible with the accessory
power outlet and could overload
vehicle or adapter fuses. If a problem
is experienced, see your dealer.
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(RAP) off and then back on. See
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
0 190. The power restarts when
equipment using 150 watts or less is
plugged into the outlet and a system
fault is not detected.
When adding electrical equipment, be
sure to follow the proper installation
instructions included with the
equipment. See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 234.
Caution
Hanging heavy equipment from the
power outlet can cause damage not
covered by the vehicle warranty. The
power outlets are designed for
accessory power plugs only, such as
cell phone charge cords.
Always unplug electrical equipment
when not in use and do not plug in
equipment that exceeds the maximum
20 amps rating.
Power Outlet 110/120 Volt
Alternating Current
If equipped with this power outlet on
the rear of the center console, it can
be used to plug in electrical equipment
that uses a maximum limit of 150
watts.
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An indicator light on the outlet turns
on to show it is in use. The light
comes on when the ignition is in ON/
RUN, equipment requiring less than
150 watts is plugged into the outlet,
and no system fault is detected.
The indicator light does not come on
when the ignition is in LOCK/OFF or if
the equipment is not fully seated into
the outlet.
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
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 0 102. 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.
{ 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.
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) 0 190.
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.
To charge a mobile device:
1.
Open the climate control system
panel.
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2.
3.
4.
Remove all objects from the
charging pad. The system may
not charge if there are any
objects on the charging pad.
Place the mobile device face up
on the @ symbol on the
charging pad.
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.
CIGARETTE LIGHTER
If equipped with cigarette lighters,
they are under the climate control
system inside the storage area and on
the rear of the center console.
To activate the cigarette lighter, push
it into the heating element and let go.
The lighter pops out when it is ready
to be used.
Caution
Holding a cigarette lighter in while
it is heating does not let the lighter
back away from the heating element
when it is hot. Damage from
overheating can occur to the lighter
or heating element, or a fuse could
be blown. Do not hold a cigarette
lighter in while it is heating.
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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
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Reconfigurable Instrument
Cluster
Use the five-way control on the right
side of the steering wheel to move
between the different display zones
and scroll through the different
displays.
The uplevel cluster display layout can
be changed.
To change the cluster configuration:
1.
Find the Options page in one of
the interactive display zones on
the cluster.
2.
Press SEL to enter the
Options menu.
3.
Scroll down to highlight Display
Layout. Then press SEL to
select it.
4.
Each layout in the menu is
represented by a small preview
image of the display layout. Scroll
up or down and highlight the
selection. Press SEL to select the
desired cluster configuration.
5.
Exit the Display Layout menu by
pressing S.
Enhanced Configuration
The Enhanced configuration has three
interactive display zones.
Balanced Configuration
The Balanced configuration has three
interactive display zones: one in the
center of each of the gauges.
Performance Configuration (V
Sport Only)
The Performance configuration has
two interactive display zones.
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Cluster Application Displays
Cluster Options Menu
B will go to the next or previous
The cluster can display information
regarding Navigation, Audio, and
Phone. On the base cluster, a
speedometer can also be displayed in
the center zone.
To enter the cluster Options menu:
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.
1.
Use the five-way control on the
right side of the steering wheel to
find the Options page in one of
the interactive display zones on
the cluster.
2.
Press SEL on the center of the
five-way control to enter the
Options menu.
Navigation
If there is no active route, a compass
will be displayed. If there is an active
route, press SEL to end route guidance
or turn the voice prompts on or off.
Audio
While the Audio application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Audio menu. In the Audio menu,
search for music, select from favorites,
or change the audio source
Phone
While the Phone application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Phone menu. In the Phone menu,
if there is no active phone call, view
recent calls, select from favorites,
or scroll through contacts. If there is
an active call, mute the phone or
switch to handset operation.
Units : Press SEL while Units is
highlighted to enter the Unit 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 info displays. See
Driver Information Center (DIC) 0 133.
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
Display Layout : Press SEL while
Display Layout is highlighted to
change the configuration of the
uplevel cluster. See “Reconfigurable
Instrument Cluster” earlier in this
section.
Open Source Software : Press SEL
while Open Source Software is
highlighted to display open source
software information.
SPEEDOMETER
The speedometer shows the vehicle's
speed in either kilometers per hour
(km/h) or miles per hour (mph).
ODOMETER
The odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven, in either
kilometers or miles.
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TRIP ODOMETER
FUEL GAUGE
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) 0 133.
TACHOMETER
The tachometer displays the engine
speed in revolutions per minute (rpm).
Uplevel Balanced Configuration
Base Level
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.
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BOOST GAUGE
(PERFORMANCE
CONFIGURATION ONLY)
English
This gauge indicates boost under
heavier throttle.
Metric
It displays the air pressure level in the
intake manifold before it enters the
engine's combustion chamber.
The gauge is automatically centered at
zero every time the engine is started.
Actual boost is displayed from this
zero point. Changes in ambient
pressure, such as driving in mountains
and changing weather, will slightly
change the zero reading.
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ENGINE OIL TEMPERATURE
GAUGE (PERFORMANCE
CONFIGURATION ONLY)
ENGINE COOLANT
TEMPERATURE GAUGE
English
This gauge shows the engine oil
temperature.
Metric
If the gauge pointer moves into the
high end, it means that the engine oil
has overheated. If the vehicle has been
operated under normal driving
conditions, pull off the road, stop the
vehicle, and turn off the engine as
soon as possible.
See Engine Oil 0 244.
Metric Base Level
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English Base Level
English Uplevel Balanced
Configuration
This gauge measures the temperature
of the vehicle's engine.
While driving under normal operating
conditions, if the needle moves into
the red area, the engine is too hot. Pull
off the road, stop the vehicle, and turn
off the engine as soon as possible.
SAFETY BELT REMINDERS
Metric Uplevel Balanced
Configuration
Driver Safety Belt Reminder
Light
There is a driver safety belt reminder
light on the instrument cluster.
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When the vehicle is started, this light
flashes and a chime may come on to
remind the driver to fasten their safety
belt. Then the light stays on solid until
the belt is buckled. This cycle may
continue several times if the driver
remains or becomes unbuckled while
the vehicle is moving.
If the driver safety belt is buckled,
neither the light nor the chime
comes on.
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder
Light
There is a passenger safety belt
reminder light near the passenger
airbag status indicator. See Passenger
Sensing System 0 78.
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AIRBAG READINESS LIGHT
When the vehicle is started, this light
flashes and a chime may come on to
remind passengers to fasten their
safety belt. Then the light stays on
solid until the belt is buckled. This
cycle continues several times if the
passenger remains or becomes
unbuckled while the vehicle is moving.
This light shows if there is an
electrical problem with the airbag
system. The system check includes the
airbag sensor(s), 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.
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 0 147.
PASSENGER AIRBAG
STATUS INDICATOR
If the passenger safety belt is buckled,
neither the chime nor the light
comes on.
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.
Warning (Continued)
The airbag readiness light comes on
for several seconds when the vehicle is
started. If the light does not come on
then, have it fixed immediately.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light stays on
after the vehicle is started or comes
on while driving, it means the
airbag system might not be working
(CONTINUED)
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.
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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.
United States
Canada
When the vehicle is started, the
passenger airbag status indicator will
light ON and OFF, or the symbol for
on and off, for several seconds as a
system check. Then, after several more
seconds, the status indicator will light
either ON or OFF, or the on or off
symbol, to let you know the status of
the front outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag.
If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit
on the airbag status indicator, it
means that the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag.
If, after several seconds, both status
indicator lights remain on, or if there
are no lights at all, there may be a
problem with the lights or the
passenger sensing system. See your
dealer for service.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong with
the airbag system. To help avoid
injury to yourself or others, have the
vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 122 for
more information, including
important safety information.
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CHARGING SYSTEM LIGHT
On some vehicles the charging system
light comes on briefly when the
ignition is turned on, but the engine is
not running, as a check to show the
light is working. It should go out when
the engine is started. For vehicles with
a reconfigurable cluster, this light may
not come on when the ignition is
turned on.
If the light stays on, or comes on while
driving, there may be a problem with
the electrical charging system. Have it
checked by your dealer. Driving while
this light is on could drain the battery.
When this light comes on, or is
flashing, the Driver Information Center
(DIC) also displays a message.
See Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages 0 139.
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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)
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 0 186.
Malfunctions are often indicated by
the system before any problem is
noticeable. Being aware of the light
and seeking service promptly when it
comes on may prevent damage.
Caution
If the vehicle is driven continually
with this light on, the emission
control system may not work as
well, the fuel economy may be
lower, and the vehicle may not run
smoothly. This could lead to costly
repairs that might not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
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 0 237.
If the light is flashing : A malfunction
has been detected that could damage
the emission control system and
increase vehicle emissions. Diagnosis
and service may be required.
To help prevent damage, reduce
vehicle speed and avoid hard
accelerations and uphill grades.
If towing a trailer, reduce the amount
of cargo being hauled as soon as
possible.
If the light continues to flash, find a
safe place to park. Turn the vehicle off
and wait at least 10 seconds before
restarting the engine. If the light is
still flashing, follow the previous
guidelines and see your dealer for
service as soon as possible.
If the light is on steady : A
malfunction has been detected.
Diagnosis and service may be required.
Check the following:
. If fuel has been added to the
vehicle using the capless funnel
adapter, make sure that it has been
removed. See “Filling the Tank
with a Portable Gas Can” under
Filling the Tank 0 228. The
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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 0 226.
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).
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inspection. This can happen if the
12-volt battery has recently been
replaced or run down, or if the
vehicle has been recently serviced.
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
0 234. 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.
. 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
See your dealer if the vehicle will not
pass or cannot be made ready for
the test.
BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING
LIGHT
The vehicle brake system consists of
two hydraulic circuits. If one circuit is
not working, the remaining circuit can
still work to stop the vehicle. For
normal braking performance, both
circuits need to be working.
If the warning light comes on, there is
a brake problem. Have the brake
system inspected right away.
Metric
English
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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.
ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE
LIGHT
SERVICE ELECTRIC
PARKING BRAKE LIGHT
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 0 139.
If the light does not come on,
or remains flashing, see your dealer.
On some vehicles the service electric
parking brake light should come on
briefly when the vehicle is in ON/RUN.
If it does not come on, have it fixed so
it will be ready to warn if there is a
problem. For vehicles with the
reconfigurable cluster, this light may
not come on when the vehicle is in
ON/RUN.
If this light stays on, the vehicle
should be taken to a dealer as soon as
possible. See Electric Parking Brake
0 197. If a message displays in the
Driver Information Center (DIC), see
Brake System Messages 0 139.
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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 0 125
and Brake System Messages 0 139.
LANE DEPARTURE
WARNING (LDW) LIGHT
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This light changes to amber and
flashes to indicate that the lane
marking has been crossed without
using a turn signal in that direction.
See Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) 0 223.
LANE KEEP ASSIST (LKA)
LIGHT
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
For some vehicles with the Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) system, this
light comes on briefly while starting
the vehicle. If it does not come on,
have the vehicle serviced.
For some vehicles, this light comes on
briefly while starting the vehicle. If it
does not come on, have the vehicle
serviced.
For vehicles with the uplevel cluster,
this light may not come on when
starting the vehicle.
For vehicles with the uplevel cluster,
this light may not come on when
starting the vehicle.
This light is green if LDW is on and
ready to operate.
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
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without using the turn signal in that
direction. The LKA light will turn
amber.
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. For
vehicles with a reconfigurable cluster,
this light is in the display area and it
may not come on when the ignition is
turned on.
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not, have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer.
This light is amber and flashes as a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alert,
to indicate that the lane marking has
been crossed.
See Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 225.
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.
The traction off light comes on when
the Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off by pressing and
releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak button.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 218.
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 0 199.
This light comes on when the
StabiliTrak system is turned off.
If StabiliTrak is off, the Traction
Control System (TCS) is also off.
If StabiliTrak and TCS are off, the
system does not assist in controlling
the vehicle. Turn on the TCS and the
StabiliTrak systems, and the warning
light turns off.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 199.
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SYSTEM (TCS)/
STABILITRAK® LIGHT
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See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 199.
Caution (Continued)
ENGINE COOLANT
TEMPERATURE WARNING
LIGHT
this light on can damage the engine
and it may not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. See Engine
Overheating 0 253.
The engine coolant temperature
warning light comes on when the
engine has overheated.
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
If the light does not come on, have the
vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the
system is working normally, the
indicator light turns off.
If the light is on and not flashing, the
TCS and potentially the StabiliTrak
system have been disabled. A Driver
Information Center (DIC) message may
display. Check the DIC messages to
determine which feature(s) is no
longer functioning and whether the
vehicle requires service. See Ride
Control System Messages 0 146.
If the light is on and flashing, the TCS
and/or the StabiliTrak system is
actively working.
On some vehicles this light comes on
briefly while starting the vehicle. If it
does not, have the vehicle serviced by
the dealer. If the system is working
normally the indicator light goes off.
For vehicles with the reconfigurable
cluster, this light may not come on
when starting the vehicle.
Caution
The engine coolant temperature
warning light indicates that the
vehicle has overheated. Driving with
(CONTINUED)
If this happens pull over and turn off
the engine as soon as possible. See
Engine Overheating 0 253.
TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT
For vehicles with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this light
comes on briefly when the engine is
started. It provides information about
tire pressures and the TPMS.
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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 0 147. Stop as soon as
possible, and inflate the tires to the
pressure value shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See Tire
Pressure 0 277.
When the Light Flashes First and
Then Is On Steady
If the light flashes for about a minute
and then stays on, there may be a
problem with the TPMS. If the
problem is not corrected, the light will
come on at every ignition cycle. See
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation 0 280.
ENGINE OIL PRESSURE
LIGHT
Caution
Lack of proper engine oil
maintenance can damage the
engine. Driving with the engine oil
low can also damage the engine.
The repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Check the oil
level as soon as possible. Add oil if
required, but if the oil level is within
the operating range and the oil
pressure is still low, have the vehicle
serviced. Always follow the
maintenance schedule for changing
engine oil.
This light should come on briefly as
the engine is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced by
your dealer.
If the light comes on and stays on, it
means that oil is not flowing through
the engine properly. The vehicle could
be low on oil and might have some
other system problem. See your dealer.
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. For vehicles with a
reconfigurable cluster, this light is in
the display area and may not come on
when the ignition is turned on.
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.
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SECURITY LIGHT
HIGH-BEAM ON LIGHT
On some vehicles the immobilizer light
should come on briefly as the engine
is started. If it does not come on, have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer.
If the system is working normally, the
indicator light turns off. For vehicles
with the reconfigurable cluster, this
light may not come on when the
engine is started.
This light comes on when the
high-beam headlamps are in use.
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 43.
See Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer 0 160.
IntelliBeam® Light
This light comes on when the
IntelliBeam system, if equipped, is
enabled.
See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 159.
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ADAPTIVE FORWARD
LIGHTING (AFL) LIGHT
This light should come on briefly as
the vehicle is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced by
your dealer. For vehicles with a
reconfigurable cluster, this light is in
the display area and may not come on
when the ignition is turned on.
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) 0 162.
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LAMPS ON REMINDER
Adaptive Cruise Control Light
This light comes on when the exterior
lamps are in use. See Exterior Lamp
Controls 0 159.
This light is white when the Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC, if equipped) is on
and ready, and turns green when the
ACC is set and active. See Adaptive
Cruise Control 0 204.
CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT
DOOR AJAR LIGHT
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 0 141 for more
information.
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 0 202.
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INFORMATION DISPLAYS
DRIVER INFORMATION
CENTER (DIC)
The DIC is displayed in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
y or z : Move SEL up or down to go
to the previous or next selection.
S or T : Press to move between the
interactive display zones in the cluster.
Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
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SEL : Press to open a menu or select a
menu item. Press and hold to reset
values on certain screens.
Speed (Base Cluster) : Shows the
vehicle speed in either kilometers per
hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph).
DIC Information Display Options
Trip 1 or Trip 2 (Base Cluster) / Trip 1
or Trip 2 and Average Fuel Economy
(Uplevel Cluster) : The Trip display
shows the current distance traveled, in
either kilometers (km) or miles (mi),
since the trip odometer was last reset.
The trip odometer can be reset by
pressing and holding SEL while this
display is active.
The info displays on the DIC can be
turned on or off through the
Options menu.
1.
Press SEL while viewing the
Options page in one of the
interactive display zones on the
cluster.
2.
Scroll to Info Pages and
press SEL.
3.
Press y or z to move through
the list of possible info displays.
4.
Press SEL while an item is
highlighted to select or deselect
that item. When an item is
selected, a checkmark will appear
next to it.
DIC Information Displays
The following is the list of all possible
DIC information displays. Some of the
information displays may not be
available for your particular vehicle.
The Average Fuel Economy display
shows the approximate average liters
per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or
miles per gallon (mpg). This number is
calculated based on the number of L/
100 km (mpg) recorded since the last
time this menu item was reset. This
number reflects only the approximate
average fuel economy that the vehicle
has right now, and will change as
driving conditions change. The
Average Fuel Economy can be reset
along with the trip odometer by
pressing and holding SEL while this
display is active.
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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 (Base
Cluster) : Shows the approximate
average liters per 100 kilometers (L/
100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg).
This number is calculated based on
the number of L/100 km (mpg)
recorded since the last time this menu
item was reset. This number reflects
only the approximate average fuel
economy that the vehicle has right
now, and will change as driving
conditions change. The Average Fuel
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.
Estimated Time to Arrival : Shows the
estimated time until arrival at your
destination.
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.
Distance to Destination : Shows the
distance to the destination when using
route guidance.
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 (Base Cluster) : Shows the
direction the vehicle is driving.
Turn Arrow : Shows the next
maneuver when using route guidance.
Speed Limit : Shows the current speed
limit. The information for this page
comes from a roadway database.
Speed Warning : Allows the driver to
set a speed that they do not want to
exceed. To set the Speed Warning,
press SEL when Speed Warning is
displayed. Press y or z to adjust the
value. This feature can be turned off
by pressing and holding SEL while
viewing this page. If the selected speed
limit is exceeded, a pop-up warning is
displayed and a chime may sound.
Best Fuel Economy : Displays average
fuel economy, the best fuel economy
over the selected distance, and a bar
graph showing instantaneous fuel
economy.
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Driver Assistance (Uplevel Cluster) :
Shows information for Lane Keep
Assist (LKA), Lane Departure Warning
(LDW), and Forward Collision
Alert (FCA).
Performance Timer (V Sport Only) :
Shows the last performance time
recorded. Press and hold SEL while
viewing the performance timer to reset
and stop the timer. Press SEL to enter
the performance timer menu. In the
menu, set the start speed, set the end
speed, and reset the timer.
Cruise Set Speed : Shows the speed the
cruise control or Adaptive Cruise
Control is set to.
Follow Distance Indicator : When
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is not
engaged, the current follow time to the
vehicle ahead is displayed as a time
value on this page. When ACC has
been engaged, the display switches to
the gap setting page. This page shows
the current gap setting along with the
vehicle ahead telltale.
Battery Voltage : Shows the current
battery voltage.
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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.
If the pressure is low, the value for
that tire is shown in amber. See Tire
Pressure Monitor System 0 279 and
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation 0 280.
When the remaining oil life is low, the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message
will appear on the display. See Engine
Oil Messages 0 142. The oil should be
changed as soon as possible. See
Engine Oil 0 244. In addition to the
engine oil life system monitoring the
oil life, additional maintenance is
recommended. See Maintenance
Schedule 0 319.
Vehicle Odometer (Base Cluster) :
Shows the odometer.
The Oil Life display must be reset after
each oil change. It will not reset itself.
Do not reset the Oil Life display
accidentally at any time other than
when the oil has just been changed.
It cannot be reset accurately until the
next oil change. To reset the engine oil
life system, press and hold SEL for
several seconds while the Oil Life
display is active. See Engine Oil Life
System 0 246.
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).
Blank Page : Allows for no information
to be displayed in the cluster info
display areas.
HEAD-UP DISPLAY (HUD)
{ Warning
If the HUD image is too bright or
too high in your field of view, it
may take you more time to see
things you need to see when it is
dark outside. Be sure to keep the
HUD image dim and placed low in
your field of view.
If equipped with HUD, some
information concerning the operation
of the vehicle is projected onto the
windshield. The image is projected
through the HUD lens on top of the
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.
instrument panel. The information
appears as an image focused out
toward the front of the vehicle.
Low Fuel
Some vehicle messages or alerts
displayed in the HUD may be cleared
by using the steering wheel controls.
See Vehicle Messages 0 139.
Caution
If you try to use the HUD image as
a parking aid, you may misjudge the
distance and damage your vehicle.
Do not use the HUD image as a
parking aid.
The HUD information can be displayed
in various languages. The speedometer
reading and other numerical values
can be displayed in either English or
metric units.
The language selection is changed
through the radio and the units of
measurement is changed through the
instrument cluster. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 149 and “Cluster
Settings Menu” under Instrument
Cluster 0 114.
HUD Display on the Vehicle
Windshield
The HUD may display some of the
following vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts:
. Speed
The HUD control is to the left of the
steering wheel.
To adjust the HUD image:
Tachometer
1.
Adjust the driver seat.
.
Audio
2.
Start the engine.
.
Phone
3.
.
Navigation
Use the following settings to
adjust the HUD.
.
Collision Alert
.
Cruise Control
.
Lane Departure or Lane Keep
Assist
.
$:
Press down or lift up to center
the HUD image. The HUD image can
only be adjusted up and down, not
side to side.
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! : Press to select the display view.
Each press will change the
display view.
D : Lift up and hold to brighten the
display. Press down and hold to dim
the display. Hold down to turn the
display off.
Metric
Metric
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 image can temporarily light
up depending on the angle and
position of the sunlight on the HUD
display. This is normal.
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.
English
English
Speed View : This display gives the
speedometer reading (in English or
metric units), speed limit, Adaptive
Cruise Control speed, Lane Departure
Warning, and Vehicle Ahead indicator.
Some information only appears on
vehicles that have these features, and
when they are active.
Audio/Phone View : This displays the
speed view along with audio/phone
information. The current radio station,
media type, and incoming calls may be
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.
Incoming phone calls appearing in the
instrument cluster, may also display in
any HUD view.
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HUD Troubleshooting
Metric
Metric
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.
.
English
Navigation View : This displays the
speed view along with Turn-by-Turn
Navigation information. When
navigation routing is not active “No
Route Active” is displayed.
Navigation Turn-by-Turn Alerts shown
in the instrument cluster may also be
displayed in any HUD view.
English
Performance View : This displays the
speedometer reading, rpm reading,
transmission positions, and gear shift
indicator.
Care of the HUD
Clean the inside of the windshield to
remove any dirt or film that could
reduce the sharpness or clarity of the
HUD image.
Clean the HUD lens with a soft cloth
sprayed with glass cleaner. Wipe the
lens gently, then dry it.
Windshield and HUD lens are
clean.
If the HUD image is not correct,
contact your dealer.
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. See Windshield
Replacement 0 260.
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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
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 0 258.
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.
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BRAKE SYSTEM MESSAGES
BRAKE FLUID LOW
This message is displayed when the
brake fluid level is low. See Brake
Fluid 0 257.
BRAKES OVERHEATED
This message is displayed when the
brakes are becoming overheated. This
may be seen when driving on hills.
Shift to a lower gear.
STEP ON BRAKE TO RELEASE
PARK BRAKE
This message is displayed if you
attempt to release the Electric Parking
Brake without the brake pedal applied.
See Electric Parking Brake 0 197.
RELEASE PARKING BRAKE
This message is displayed if the
Electric Parking Brake is on while the
vehicle is in motion. See Electric
Parking Brake 0 197.
SERVICE BRAKE ASSIST
This message may be displayed when
there is a problem with the brake
boost assist system. The brake boost
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ADAPTIVE CRUISE TEMPORARILY
UNAVAILABLE
NO CRUISE BRAKING GAS PEDAL
APPLIED
This message displays when
attempting to activate Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) when it is temporarily
unavailable. The ACC system does not
need service.
This message displays when Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) is active and the
driver is pressing the gas pedal. When
this occurs, ACC will not brake. See
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 204.
SERVICE ADAPTIVE CRUISE
CONTROL
CRUISE CONTROL
MESSAGES
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 0 308.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE SET TO XXX
CRUISE SET TO XXX
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) speed is
set. See Adaptive Cruise Control 0 204.
This message displays when the cruise
control speed is set. See Cruise
Control 0 202.
assist motor may be heard and brake
pedal pulsation may be felt. This is
normal under these conditions. Take
the vehicle to your dealer for service.
SERVICE PARKING BRAKE
This message is displayed when there
is a problem with the parking brake.
Take the vehicle to your dealer for
service.
COMPASS MESSAGES
The compass display will be blank if
the vehicle temporarily loses
communication with the Global
Positioning System (GPS).
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) needs
service. Take the vehicle to your
dealer.
SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE EXITING
This message may display if Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) is engaged
holding the vehicle at a stop, and the
driver attempts to exit the vehicle. Put
the vehicle in P (Park) before exiting.
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DOOR AJAR MESSAGES
DOOR OPEN
A door open symbol will be displayed
on the DIC showing which door is
open. If the vehicle has been shifted
out of P (Park), a DOOR OPEN message
will also be displayed. The DOOR
OPEN message may also be displayed
if the vehicle starts to move. Close the
door completely.
HOOD OPEN
This message will display along with a
hood open symbol when the hood is
open. A chime may also sound. Close
the hood completely.
TRUNK OPEN
This message will display along with a
symbol when the trunk is open. Close
the trunk completely.
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MESSAGES
ENGINE OVERHEATED — IDLE
ENGINE
A/C OFF DUE TO HIGH
ENGINE TEMP
This message displays when the
engine coolant temperature is too hot.
Stop and allow the vehicle to idle until
it cools down.
This message displays when the
engine coolant becomes hotter than
the normal operating temperature. To
avoid added strain on a hot engine,
the air conditioning compressor
automatically turns off. When the
coolant temperature returns to normal,
the air conditioning compressor turns
back on. The vehicle can continue to
be driven.
If this message continues to appear,
have the system repaired by your
dealer as soon as possible to avoid
damage to the engine.
COOLANT LEVEL LOW ADD
COOLANT
This message will display if the
coolant is low. See Engine
Coolant 0 250.
ENGINE OVERHEATED — STOP
ENGINE
This message displays and a
continuous chime sounds if the engine
cooling system reaches unsafe
temperatures for operation. Stop and
turn off the vehicle as soon as it is
safe to do so to avoid severe damage.
This message clears when the engine
has cooled to a safe operating
temperature.
HIGH COOLANT TEMPERATURE
This message may display if the
coolant temperature is hot. See Engine
Overheating 0 253.
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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 0 246, Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 133, Engine Oil 0 244,
and Maintenance Schedule 0 319.
OIL PRESSURE LOW — STOP
ENGINE
This message displays if low oil
pressure levels occur. Stop the vehicle
as soon as safely possible and do not
operate it until the cause of the low oil
pressure has been corrected. Check the
oil as soon as possible and have the
vehicle serviced by your dealer.
ENGINE OIL HOT, IDLE ENGINE
ENGINE POWER MESSAGES
This message displays when the
engine oil temperature is too hot. Stop
and allow the vehicle to idle until it
cools down.
ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED
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 0 244.
This message displays when the
vehicle's engine power is reduced.
Reduced engine power can affect the
vehicle's ability to accelerate. If this
message is on, but there is no
reduction in performance, proceed to
your destination. The performance
may be reduced the next time the
vehicle is driven. The vehicle may be
driven at a reduced speed while this
message is on, but maximum
acceleration and speed may be
reduced. Anytime this message stays
on, or displays repeatedly, the vehicle
should be taken to your dealer for
service as soon as possible.
FUEL SYSTEM MESSAGES
FUEL LEVEL LOW
This message displays when the
vehicle is low on fuel. Refuel as soon
as possible.
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 28.
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 28.
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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.
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) 0 162.
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 0 161.
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 0 261 and Replacement
Bulbs 0 263.
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 the 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 the
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB) has
been turned off. See Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB) 0 220.
FORWARD COLLISION SYSTEM
REDUCED
This message displays when the
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB) has
been set to the Alert setting. This
setting disables most FAB functions.
See Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) 0 220.
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FORWARD COLLISION SYSTEM
UNAVAILABLE
FRONT CAMERA BLOCKED CLEAN
WINDSHIELD
LANE KEEPING ASSIST
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB) has
been unavailable for some time. The
FAB System does not need service.
This message can display under the
following conditions:
. The front of the vehicle or
windshield is not clean. Keep these
areas clean and free of mud, dirt,
snow, ice, and slush. For cleaning
instructions, see Exterior
Care 0 308.
. 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)
systems will not operate. Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), Forward
Collision Alert (FCA), and the Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB) may not
work or may not work as well.
This message displays when the Lane
Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) system is temporarily
unavailable. The LKA system does not
need service.
This message may also be displayed if
there is a problem with the StabiliTrak
system. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 199.
FORWARD COLLISION ALERT OFF
This message displays when the
Forward Collision Alert has been
turned off.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate the Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) system
when it is temporarily unavailable. The
LDW system does not need service.
This message could be due to the
camera being blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror may correct the issue.
This message could be due to the
camera being blocked. Clean the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror.
REAR AUTO BRAKE/PARK
ASSIST OFF
This message displays when the
Parking Assist system has been turned
off or when there is a temporary
condition causing the system to be
disabled.
REAR AUTO BRAKE AND PARK
ASSIST UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate the parking and
backing features of the Driver
Assistance System when they are
temporarily unavailable. The system
does not need service.
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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 0 308.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
See Driver Assistance Systems 0 211.
SERVICE FORWARD COLLISION
SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
Forward Collision Alert (FCA), and/or
the Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
may not work. Do not use these
systems until the vehicle has been
repaired.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
Forward Collision Alert (FCA), the
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB),
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing, Lane Keep Assist (LKA), and/
or the Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system may not work. Do not use
these systems until the vehicle has
been repaired.
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System. Do not use this system to help
park or back the vehicle. See your
dealer for service.
SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT OFF
This message indicates that the driver
has turned the Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA) system off.
SERVICE FRONT CAMERA
SERVICE SIDE DETECTION
SYSTEM
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.
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
features will not work. Take the
vehicle to your dealer.
SERVICE PARK ASSIST
SIDE DETECTION SYSTEM
UNAVAILABLE
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 DRIVER ASSIST SYSTEM
SERVICE REAR AUTO BRAKE AND
PARK ASSIST
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system.
This message displays if there is a
problem with the parking and backing
features of the Driver Assistance
This message indicates that Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) and Rear Cross
Traffic Alert (RCTA) are disabled
either because the sensor is blocked
and cannot detect vehicles in the blind
zone, or the vehicle is passing through
an open area, such as the desert,
where there is insufficient data for
operation. This message may also
activate during heavy rain or due to
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road spray. The vehicle does not need
service. For cleaning, see "Washing the
Vehicle" under Exterior Care 0 308.
TAKE STEERING
If LKA does not detect active driver
steering, an alert and chime may be
provided. Move the steering wheel to
dismiss. See Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) 0 225.
RIDE CONTROL SYSTEM
MESSAGES
SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE
This message displays when there is a
problem with the AWD system. This
message could be set by a number of
issues. Some may require service of
the AWD system. The vehicle will run
in normal two-wheel-drive mode when
this message has been set. This could
be caused by:
. A vehicle or an AWD system
electronics problem.
. Various vehicle electrical issues.
.
Worn out or overheated clutch
plates.
.
Loss of fluids.
If this message appears, stop when it
is safe to do so and turn off the
ignition for 30 seconds. Restart the
vehicle and check for the message on
the DIC display. If the message does
not appear, it is not necessary to take
your vehicle to the dealer. If the
message still displays or appears again
when you begin driving, the system
needs service. See your dealer.
SERVICE LEVELING SYSTEM
SERVICE SUSPENSION SYSTEM
This message displays when there is a
problem with the Magnetic Ride
Control system. See Magnetic Ride
Control 0 201. Have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer.
SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL
This message displays when there is a
problem with the Traction Control
System (TCS). See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 199.
This message displays when there is a
problem with the automatic rear level
control. See Automatic Level Control
0 201. Have the vehicle serviced by
your dealer.
TRACTION CONTROL OFF
SERVICE STABILITRAK
TRACTION CONTROL ON
This message displays if there is a
problem with the StabiliTrak system.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 199.
This message displays when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned on. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 199.
This message displays when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 199.
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MESSAGES
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SERVICE VEHICLE SOON
TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
SERVICE AIRBAG
This message is displayed if there is a
problem with the vehicle. Take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
This message displays when the
system is learning new tires. See Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 280.
This message displays if there is a
problem with the airbag system. See
your dealer for service.
STARTING THE VEHICLE
MESSAGES
TIRE PRESSURE LOW ADD AIR
TO TIRE
SECURITY MESSAGES
PRESS BRAKE TO START
THEFT ATTEMPTED
This message is displayed when
attempting to start the vehicle without
first pressing the brake pedal.
This message displays if the vehicle
detects a tamper condition.
SERVICE VEHICLE
MESSAGES
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.
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 0 280.
This message displays when the
pressure in one or more of the tires
is low.
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 0 129.
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 0 270,
Vehicle Load Limits 0 182, and Tire
Pressure 0 277.
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More than one tire pressure message
can appear at a time. The DIC also
shows the tire pressure values. See
Driver Information Center (DIC) 0 133.
TRANSMISSION MESSAGES
SERVICE TRANSMISSION
This message displays if there is a
problem with the transmission. See
your dealer.
SHIFT DENIED
This message displays when using the
Driver Shift Control (DSC) and
attempting to shift to a gear not
appropriate for the vehicle speed and
engine revolutions per minute (rpm).
See Manual Mode 0 195.
SHIFT TO PARK
This message displays when the
transmission needs to be shifted to
P (Park). This may appear when
turning the ignition off if the vehicle
is not in P (Park).
TRANSMISSION HOT — IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the transmission fluid in the
vehicle gets hot. Driving with the
transmission fluid temperature high
can cause damage to the vehicle. Stop
the vehicle and let it idle to allow the
transmission to cool. This message
clears when the fluid temperature
reaches a safe level.
VEHICLE REMINDER
MESSAGES
ICE POSSIBLE DRIVE WITH CARE
This message displays when ice
conditions are possible.
VEHICLE SPEED MESSAGES
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) 0 133.
WASHER FLUID MESSAGES
WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID
This message may display when the
washer fluid level is low. Fill the
windshield washer reservoir as soon as
possible. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 240 for the location of the
windshield washer reservoir. Also, see
Washer Fluid 0 256.
WINDOW MESSAGES
OPEN, THEN CLOSE DRIVER/
PASSENGER WINDOW
This message is displayed when the
window needs to be reprogrammed.
If the vehicle's battery has been
discharged or disconnected, you will
need to program each front window
for the express-up feature to work. See
Power Windows 0 47.
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PERSONALIZATION
Use the audio system controls to
access the personalization menus for
customizing vehicle features.
The following are all possible
personalization features. Depending on
the vehicle, some may not be available.
Infotainment System Audio System
Controls
To access the personalization menu:
1.
Touch SETTINGS on the Home
Page on the infotainment system
display.
.
Language (Language)
.
Teen Driver
.
Valet Mode
.
Radio
.
Vehicle
.
Bluetooth
.
Apple CarPlay
.
Android Auto
.
Voice
.
Display
.
Rear Camera
.
Return to Factory Settings
.
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The selected language will display on
the system, and voice recognition will
reflect the selected language.
Teen Driver
See “Teen Driver” under “Settings” in
the infotainment manual.
Valet Mode
This will lock the infotainment system
and steering wheel controls. It may
also limit access to vehicle storage
locations (if equipped).
To enable valet mode:
1.
Enter a four-digit code on the
keypad.
2.
Select Enter to go to the
confirmation screen.
3.
Re-enter the four-digit code.
2.
Touch the desired feature to
display a list of available options.
3.
Touch to select the desired
feature setting.
Time and Date
Touch S Back to exit or move
backward in a menu.
Manually set the time and date. See
Clock 0 109.
Press LOCK or UNLOCK to lock or
unlock the system. Press Back to go
back to the previous menu.
Personalization Menus
Language (Language)
Radio
The following list of menu items may
be available:
. Time and Date
Select Language, then select from the
available language(s).
Touch and the following may display:
. Manage Favorites
4.
Each menu is detailed in the following
information.
.
Number of Favorites Shown
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Bose Audio Pilot
Maximum Start Up Volume
.
.
Maximum Start Up 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.
Auto Fan Max Speed
To set the maximum startup volume,
touch + or − to increase or decrease.
Select Low, Medium, or High.
Vehicle
This allows for selection of air quality
sensor operation at high or low
sensitivity.
Manage Favorites
This allows favorites to be edited. See
“Manage Favorites” in “Settings” under
“Radio” in the infotainment manual.
Number of Favorites Shown
Touch to set the number of favorites
to display.
Select the desired number or select
Auto and the infotainment system will
automatically adjust the number of
favorites shown.
Bose Audio Pilot
This feature adjusts the volume based
on the noise in the vehicle. See “Bose
AudioPilot Noise Compensation
Technology” under “Infotainment
System Settings” in the infotainment
manual.
Select Off or On.
Select and the following may display:
. Climate and Air Quality
Auto Rear Defog
This feature will set the maximum
auto fan speed.
Air Quality Sensor
.
Collision/Detection Systems
Select Off, Low Sensitivity, or High
Sensitivity.
.
Comfort and Convenience
Auto Cooled Seats
.
Lighting
.
Power Door Locks
.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
When enabled, this feature will
automatically activate ventilated seats
at the level required by the interior
temperature. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 60.
Climate and Air Quality
Select and the following may display:
. Auto Fan Max Speed
Select Off or On.
.
Air Quality Sensor
.
Auto Cooled Seats
.
Auto Heated Seats
.
Auto Defog
When enabled, this feature will
automatically activate the heated seats
at the level required by the interior
temperature. The auto heated seats
can be turned off by using the heated
Auto Heated Seats
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seat buttons on the center stack. See
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 60.
.
Select Off or On.
When set to On, the front defog will
automatically react to temperature and
humidity conditions that may cause
fogging.
This feature will set crash alerts to
beeps or seat vibrations. This setting
affects all crash alerts including
Forward Collision, Lane Departure
Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control,
Parking Assist, and Backing Warning
alerts.
Select Off or On.
Select Beeps or Safety Alert Seat.
Auto Rear Defog
Auto Collision Preparation
If equipped, this allows the Auto Rear
Defog to be turned on or off. This
feature will automatically turn on the
rear window defogger when it is cold
outside.
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, but some last-second automatic
braking capability is still provided,
though less likely to occur. See
Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) 0 220.
Auto Defog
Select Off or On.
Collision/Detection Systems
Select the Collision/Detection Systems
menu and the following may be
displayed if equipped:
. Alert Type
.
Auto Collision Preparation
.
Go Notifier
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Alert Type
Select Off, Alert and Brake, or Alert.
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Go Notifier
This feature will give a reminder that
Adaptive Cruise Control provides when
it has brought the vehicle to a
complete stop behind another
stopping vehicle, and then that vehicle
drives on.
Select Off or On.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
This allows the Rear Cross Traffic
Alert feature to be turned on or off.
Select Off or On.
Comfort and Convenience
Select and the following may display:
. Auto Memory Recall
.
Easy Exit Options
.
Chime Volume
.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
.
Auto Mirror Folding
.
Rain Sense Wipers
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Auto Memory Recall
This feature automatically recalls the
current driver’s previously stored 1 or
2 button positions when entering the
vehicle. See Memory Seats 0 59.
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 59.
Select Off or On.
Chime Volume
This allows the selection of the chime
volume level.
Touch + or − to adjust the volume.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
When on, both the driver and
passenger outside mirrors will tilt
downward when the vehicle is shifted
to R (Reverse) to improve visibility of
the ground near the rear wheels. They
will return to their previous driving
position when the vehicle is shifted
out of R (Reverse) or the engine is
turned off.
Select Off, On, On - Driver and
Passenger, On - Driver, or On Passenger.
Auto Mirror Folding
When on, the outside rearview mirrors
will automatically fold or unfold when
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter Q or K button is pressed
and held.
Select Off or On.
Rain Sense Wipers
When on, the normal Intermittent
Wiper control becomes a Rain Sense
Sensitivity control. See “Rainsense” in
Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 108.
Select Disabled or Enabled.
Lighting
Select and the following may display:
. Vehicle Locator Lights
.
Exit Lighting
Vehicle Locator Lights
This feature will flash the exterior
lamps and allows some of the exterior
lamps and most of the interior lamps
to turn on briefly when K on the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is pressed to locate the
vehicle.
Select Off or On.
Exit Lighting
This allows the selection of how long
the exterior lamps stay on when
leaving the vehicle when it is dark
outside.
Select Off, 30 Seconds, 60 Seconds,
or 120 Seconds.
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.
Select Off or On.
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Remote Unlock Light Feedback
Remote Window Operation
This allows selection of which of the
doors will automatically unlock when
the vehicle is shifted into P (Park).
When on, the exterior lamps will flash
when unlocking the vehicle with the
RKE transmitter.
Select Off, All Doors, or Driver Door.
Select Off or Flash Lights.
If equipped, this feature enables the
remote operation of all windows from
the RKE transmitter. See Power
Windows 0 47.
Delayed Door Lock
Remote Lock Feedback
When on, this feature will delay the
locking of the doors. To override the
delay, press the power door lock
switch on the door.
This allows selection of what type of
feedback is given when locking the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter.
Select Off or On.
Passive Door Unlock
This allows the selection of what doors
will unlock when using the button on
the driver door to unlock the vehicle.
Select Off or On.
Select Off, Lights and Horn, Lights
Only, or Horn Only.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
Passive Door Lock
Select and the following may display:
. Remote Unlock Light Feedback
If equipped and turned on, this feature
will turn the ventilated seats on when
using remote start on warm days.
This allows passive locking to be
turned on or off and selects feedback.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 28.
.
Remote Lock Feedback
.
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
.
Remote Window Operation
.
.
.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
Select Off or On.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
Select On, On with Horn Chirp, or Off.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
Passive Door Unlock
If equipped and turned on, this feature
will turn the heated seats on when
using remote start on cold days.
Passive Door Lock
Select Off or On.
Select Off or On.
This feature sounds an alert when the
RKE transmitter is left in the vehicle.
Bluetooth
Select and the following may display:
. Pair New Device
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.
Device Management
Apple CarPlay™
Manage Android Auto Devices
.
Ringtones
.
Voice Mail Numbers
Select and the following may display:
. Apple CarPlay
Select to manage Android devices.
Android Auto must be on for this
feature to be accessed.
Pair New Device
.
Select to pair a new device. See
“Pairing” in “Infotainment Controls”
under “Bluetooth” in the infotainment
manual.
Apple CarPlay
Device Management
Select to connect to a different phone
source, disconnect a phone, or delete a
phone.
Ringtones
Touch to change the ring tone for the
specific phone. The phone does not
need to be connected to change the
ring tone.
Voice Mail Numbers
This feature displays the voice mail
number for all connected phones. To
change the voice mail number, select
EDIT or press the EDIT button. Type a
new number, then select SAVE or
press the SAVE button.
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
This feature allows Apple devices to be
connected to the infotainment system
through a USB port.
Voice
Select and the following may display:
. Confidence Threshold
.
Prompt Length
Select Off or On.
.
Audio Feedback Speed
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
Confidence Threshold
Select to manage Apple devices. Apple
CarPlay must be on for this feature to
be accessed.
This feature allows the adjustment of
the sensitivity of the speech
recognition system.
Android Auto
Select Confirm More or Confirm Less.
Select and the following may display:
. Android Auto
Prompt Length
.
Manage Android Auto Devices
Android Auto
This feature allows Android devices to
be connected to the infotainment
system through a USB port.
Select Off or On.
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.
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Display
Select and the following may display:
. Mode
.
Calibrate Touchscreen
.
Turn Display Off
Mode
Select to change the display screen for
day or night driving.
Select Auto, Day, or Night.
Calibrate Touchscreen
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 212.
Return to Factory Settings
Select and the following may display:
. Restore Vehicle Settings
.
Clear All Private Data
.
Restore Radio Settings
Turn Display Off
This allows selection to clear all
private information from the vehicle.
This allows for Rear Parking Assist
Symbols and Guidance Lines to be
turned off or on.
Select Off or On for the desired
feature.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 343.
UNIVERSAL REMOTE
SYSTEM PROGRAMMING
This allows selection of restoring
vehicle settings.
Select Restore or Cancel.
Rear Camera
UNIVERSAL REMOTE
SYSTEM
Restore Vehicle Settings
Select to calibrate the touchscreen,
then follow the prompts.
Select to turn the display off. Touch
anywhere on the display area or any
faceplate button to turn the display on.
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Clear All Private Data
Select Delete or Cancel.
Restore Radio Settings
This allows selection to restore radio
settings.
Select Restore or Cancel.
Software Information
Touch to view the version of the
infotainment system software.
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
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automation devices. These instructions
refer to a garage door opener, but can
be used for other devices.
Do not use the Universal Remote
system with any garage door opener
that does not have the stop and
reverse feature. This includes any
garage door opener model
manufactured before April 1, 1982.
Read these instructions completely
before programming the Universal
Remote system. It may help to have
another person assist with the
programming process.
Keep the original hand-held
transmitter for use in other vehicles as
well as for future programming. Erase
the programming when vehicle
ownership is terminated. See “Erasing
Universal Remote System Buttons”
later in this section.
To program a garage door opener, park
outside directly in line with and facing
the garage door opener receiver. Clear
all people and objects near the
garage door.
Make sure the hand-held transmitter
has a new battery for quick and
accurate transmission of the
radio-frequency signal.
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.
Programming the Universal
Remote System
For questions or help programming
the Universal Remote system, call
1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
Programming involves time-sensitive
actions, and may time out causing the
procedure to be repeated.
To program up to three devices:
1.
Hold the end of the hand-held
transmitter about 3 to 8 cm (1 to
3 in) away from the Universal
Remote system buttons with the
indicator light in view. The
hand-held transmitter was
supplied by the manufacturer of
the garage door opener receiver.
2.
At the same time, press and hold
both the hand-held transmitter
button and one of the three
Universal Remote system buttons
to be used to operate the garage
door. Do not release either button
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 five seconds. If the
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light stays on or the garage
door moves, programming is
complete.
.
If the indicator light blinks
rapidly for two seconds, then
changes to a solid light and
the garage door does not
move, continue with
programming Steps 4–6.
6.
Inside the vehicle, press and hold
the newly programmed Universal
Remote system button for
two seconds and then release it.
If the garage door does not move
or the lamp on the garage door
opener receiver does not flash,
press and hold the same button a
second time for two seconds,
then release it. Again, if the door
does not move or the garage door
lamp does not flash, press and
hold the same button a third
time for two seconds, then
release it.
The Universal Remote system should
now activate the garage door.
Learn or Smart Button
4.
5.
Repeat the process for programming
the two remaining buttons.
After completing Steps 1–3,
locate the Learn or Smart button
inside the garage on the garage
door opener receiver. The name
and color of the button may vary
by manufacturer.
Radio Signals for Canada and
Some Gate Operators
Press and release the Learn or
Smart button. Step 6 must be
completed within 30 seconds of
pressing this button.
Canadian radio-frequency laws and
some U.S. gate operators require
transmitter signals to time out or quit
after several seconds of transmission.
For questions or programming help
call 1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
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This may not be long enough for the
Universal Remote system to pick up
the signal during programming.
If the programming did not work,
replace Step 2 under “Programming
the Universal Remote System” with the
following:
Press and hold the Universal Remote
system button while pressing and
releasing the hand-held transmitter
button every two seconds until the
signal has been successfully accepted
by the Universal Remote system. The
Universal Remote system indicator
light will flash slowly at first and then
rapidly. Proceed with Step 3 under
“Programming the Universal Remote
System” to complete.
UNIVERSAL REMOTE
SYSTEM OPERATION
Using the Universal Remote
System
Press and hold the appropriate
Universal Remote system button for at
least one-half second. The indicator
light will come on while the signal is
being transmitted.
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Erasing Universal Remote
System Buttons
Erase all programmed buttons when
vehicle ownership is terminated.
To erase:
1.
Press and hold the two outside
buttons until the indicator light
begins to flash. This should take
about 10 seconds.
2.
Release both buttons.
Reprogramming a Single
Universal Remote System
Button
To reprogram any of the system
buttons:
1.
Press and hold any one of the
buttons. Do not release the
button.
2.
The indicator light will begin to
flash after 20 seconds. Without
releasing the button, proceed
with Step 1 under “Programming
the Universal Remote System.”
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LIGHTING
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
EXTERIOR LAMP CONTROLS
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . . 160
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Automatic Headlamp System . . . . 161
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . 162
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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163
163
164
Lighting Features
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Battery Power Protection . . . . . . . . . 165
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
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; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
2 : Turns on the headlamps together
with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
IntelliBeam® System
If equipped, this system turns the
vehicle's high-beam headlamps on and
off according to surrounding traffic
conditions.
The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
The system turns the high-beam
headlamps on when it is dark enough
and there is no other traffic present.
Turn the control to the following
positions:
O : Turns off the exterior lamps. The
knob returns to the AUTO position
after it is released. Turn to O again to
reactivate the AUTO mode.
In Canada, the headlamps will
automatically reactivate when the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park).
AUTO : Automatically turns the
exterior lamps on and off, depending
on outside lighting.
This light comes on in the instrument
cluster when the IntelliBeam system is
enabled.
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Turning On and Enabling IntelliBeam
To enable the IntelliBeam system, with
the turn signal lever in the neutral
position, turn the exterior lamp
control to AUTO. The blue high-beam
on light appears on the instrument
cluster when the high beams are on.
The IntelliBeam system is disabled by
the high/low-beam changer or the
flash-to-pass feature. If this happens,
the high/low-beam changer must be
activated two times within
two seconds to reactivate the
IntelliBeam system. The instrument
cluster light will come on to indicate
the IntelliBeam is reactivated. See
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
0 160 and Flash-to-Pass 0 161.
Driving with IntelliBeam
The system only activates the high
beams when driving over 40 km/h
(25 mph).
There is a sensor near the top center
of the windshield that automatically
controls the system. Keep this area of
the windshield clear of debris to allow
for best system performance.
The high-beam headlamps remain on,
under the automatic control, until one
of the following situations occurs:
. The system detects an approaching
vehicle's headlamps.
. The system detects a preceding
vehicle's taillamps.
. The outside light is bright enough
that high-beam headlamps are not
required.
. The vehicle's speed drops below
20 km/h (12 mph).
The high beams may not turn off
automatically if the system cannot
detect another vehicle's lamps because
of any of the following:
. The other vehicle's lamps are
missing, damaged, obstructed from
view, or otherwise undetected.
. The other vehicle's lamps are
covered with dirt, snow, and/or
road spray.
. The other vehicle's lamps cannot
be detected due to dense exhaust,
smoke, fog, snow, road spray, mist,
or other airborne obstructions.
.
The vehicle's windshield is dirty,
cracked, or obstructed by
something that blocks the view of
the light sensor.
.
The vehicle is loaded such that the
front end points upward, causing
the light sensor to aim high and
not detect headlamps and
taillamps.
.
Driving on winding or hilly roads.
The automatic high-beam headlamps
may need to be disabled if any of the
above conditions exist.
EXTERIOR LAMPS OFF
REMINDER
A warning chime sounds if the driver
door is opened while the ignition is off
and the exterior lamps are on.
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.
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This indicator light turns on in the
instrument cluster when the
high-beam headlamps are on.
FLASH-TO-PASS
To flash the high beams, pull the turn
signal lever toward you, and release.
DAYTIME RUNNING
LAMPS (DRL)
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.
For vehicles with High Intensity
Discharge (HID) headlamps, the
dedicated DRL will come on when all
of the following conditions are met:
. The ignition is on.
.
The exterior lamp control is
in AUTO.
.
The light sensor determines it is
daytime.
.
The parking brake is released or
the vehicle is not in P (Park).
When the DRL are on, the taillamps,
sidemarker lamps, and other lamps
will not be on.
The DRL turn off when the headlamps
are turned to O or the ignition is off.
AUTOMATIC HEADLAMP
SYSTEM
When the exterior lamp control is set
to AUTO and it is dark enough outside,
the headlamps come on automatically.
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There is a light sensor on top of the
instrument panel. Do not cover the
sensor.
The system may also turn on the
headlamps when driving through a
parking garage or tunnel.
If the vehicle is started in a dark
garage, the automatic headlamp
system comes on immediately. If it is
light outside when the vehicle leaves
the garage, there is a slight delay
before the automatic headlamp system
changes to the DRL. During that delay,
the instrument cluster may not be as
bright as usual. Make sure the
instrument panel brightness control is
in the full bright position. See
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 163.
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.
For vehicles sold in Canada, this
control only works when the
transmission is in P (Park).
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Lights On with Wipers
If the windshield wipers are activated
in daylight with the engine on, and the
exterior lamp control is in AUTO, the
headlamps, parking lamps, and other
exterior lamps come on. The transition
time for the lamps coming on varies
based on wiper speed. When the
wipers are not operating, these lamps
turn off. Move the exterior lamp
control to O or ; to disable this
feature.
ADAPTIVE FORWARD
LIGHTING (AFL)
For vehicles with uplevel headlamps,
the AFL system adjusts the headlamps
to provide greater road illumination in
various driving conditions.
To enable AFL, set the exterior lamp
control 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 0 159.
Curve Lighting
The light beam pivots based on the
steering wheel position and vehicle
speed of at least 10 km/h (6 mph). The
headlamps shine at an angle of up to
15 degrees to the right or left of the
direction of travel.
| : Press this button on the center
stack 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
HAZARD WARNING
FLASHERS
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 change is
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completed. If the lever is briefly
pressed and released, the turn signal
flashes three times.
The turn and lane-change signal can
be turned off manually by moving the
lever back to its original position.
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COURTESY LAMPS
INSTRUMENT PANEL
ILLUMINATION CONTROL
The courtesy lamps come on when any
door is opened and the dome lamp is
in the DOOR position.
DOME LAMPS
If after signaling a turn or lane change,
the arrow flashes rapidly or does not
come on, a signal bulb may be
burned out.
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
Replace any burned out bulbs. If a
bulb is not burned out, check the fuse.
See Fuses and Circuit Breakers 0 264.
The brightness of the instrument
panel lighting and steering wheel
controls can be adjusted.
D : Move the thumbwheel up or
down to brighten or dim the lights.
The brightness of the displays
automatically adjusts based on
outdoor lighting. The instrument panel
illumination control will set the lowest
level to which the displays will
automatically be adjusted.
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.
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ON : Turns the lamp on.
LIGHTING FEATURES
READING LAMPS
There are reading lamps on the
overhead console and over the rear
passenger doors. These lamps come on
automatically when any door is
opened. To manually turn the reading
lamps on or off:
Press m or n next to each overhead
console reading lamp.
ENTRY LIGHTING
Press the lamp lenses to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
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 28. 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 0 149.
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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 0 149.
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.
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 off
position and then back to the parking
lamp or headlamp position.
To keep the lamps on for more than
10 minutes, the ignition must be in the
ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position.
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INFOTAINMENT
SYSTEM
Introduction
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
INTRODUCTION
INFOTAINMENT
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, phone, navigation system, and
voice or speech recognition. It also
includes information on settings.
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CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS
DUAL AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Rear Climate Control System . . . . 171
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the heating,
cooling, and ventilation.
Air Vents
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Climate Control Buttons
1.
Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5.
Recirculation
6.
Rear Window Defogger
2.
Fan Control
7.
Defrost
3.
OFF (Fan)
8.
AUTO (Automatic Operation)
4.
Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
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Climate Control Touch Screen
The fan, air delivery mode, air
conditioning, 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.
adjusted. The air delivery mode can be
adjusted on the climate control status
screen.
Automatic Operation
The system automatically controls the
fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to the
desired temperature.
1.
Outside Temperature Display
2.
Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
When AUTO is lit, all four functions
operate automatically. Each function
can also be manually set and the
setting is displayed. Functions not
manually set will continue to be
automatically controlled, even if the
AUTO indicator is not lit.
3.
Fan Control
For automatic operation:
4.
SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
5.
A/C Mode (Air Conditioning)
6.
Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
7.
Rear (Rear Climate Control Touch
Screen)
Climate Touch Screen Controls
8.
Air Delivery Mode Control
Climate Control Status Screen
The climate control status screen
appears briefly when the climate
control buttons on the faceplate are
1.
Press AUTO.
2.
Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as needed
for best comfort.
To cool the vehicle faster, recirculation
may be automatically selected in warm
weather. The recirculation light will
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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 “Cluster Settings Menu” 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 / 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.
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.
Rear : If equipped, press this button on
the front climate control touch screen
to open the rear climate control
screen. The rear climate control
settings can now be adjusted from the
front passenger area.
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of the airflow can be controlled
manually. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation.
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
Manual Operation
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
z 9 y : Press the fan control
\ : Air is divided between the
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 the
speed more quickly. The fan speed
setting displays. Pressing either button
cancels automatic fan control and the
fan can be controlled manually. Press
AUTO to return to automatic
operation. To turn off the fan and
climate control system, press and hold
the fan down button or touch screen
fan control until it is off.
Air Delivery Mode Control : When the
climate information is displayed, press
the desired air delivery mode on the
touch screen to change the direction
of the airflow. The selected air delivery
mode button is lit. Pressing any of the
air delivery buttons cancels automatic
air delivery control and the direction
instrument panel outlets and the floor
outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets.
- : Clears the windows of fog or
moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield and floor outlets.
0 : Clears the windshield of fog or
frost more quickly. Air is directed to
the windshield. Press the 0 button to
turn on or off. Changing the air
delivery mode also turns the
defrost off.
# : Press the A/C Mode touch screen
control to turn the automatic air
conditioning on or off. If the fan is
turned off or the outside temperature
falls below freezing, the air conditioner
will not run.
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Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation and the air conditioner runs
as needed.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
temperature is cold and the outside
temperature is about 4° C (40° F) and
below.
Automatic Air Recirculation : When
the AUTO indicator light is on, the air
is automatically recirculated as needed
to help quickly cool the inside of the
vehicle.
The upper gridlines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are not
intended to heat when the defogger is
activated.
The climate control system may have
a sensor to detect air pollution. When
using automatic air recirculation, the
air quality control system may operate.
To adjust the sensitivity of the air
quality sensor, see “Climate and Air
Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
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 0 149.
@ : Press to alternate between
Rear Window Defogger
recirculating air inside the vehicle or
pulling in outside air. The indicator
light on the button is lit when
recirculation mode is active. This helps
to quickly cool the air inside the
vehicle or reduce the outside air and
odors that might enter.
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.
Pressing this button cancels automatic
recirculation. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation; recirculation runs
automatically as needed.
The rear window defogger can be set
to automatic operation. See “Climate
and Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 149. When Auto
Rear Defog is selected, the rear
window defogger turns on
automatically when the interior
The heated outside rearview mirrors
turn on when the rear window
defogger button is on and help to clear
fog or frost from the surface of the
mirrors.
Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the front
windshield and rear window 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.
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Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats : 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. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 60.
light does not come on during a
remote start. If equipped with heated
or ventilated seats, they may come on
during a remote start. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 34 and Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 60.
If the sensor is covered, the automatic
climate control system may not work
properly.
Sensor
If equipped, the rear climate control
system is on the rear of the center
console. The settings can be adjusted
with the rear climate control buttons
and the touch screen.
The vehicle also has auto heated or
ventilated seats that turn on when the
vehicle is on. The seats will activate at
the level required by the vehicle’s
interior temperature. To turn off the
heated seats, press J or z. To turn
off ventilated seats, press C or {.
The auto heated or ventilated seats
feature can be turned on or off. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 149 and
Heated and Ventilated Seats 0 13.
Remote Start Climate Control
Operation : If equipped with the
remote start feature, the climate
control system may run when the
vehicle is started remotely. The system
uses the driver’s previous settings to
heat or cool the inside of the vehicle.
The rear defog may come on during
remote start based on cold ambient
conditions. The rear defog indicator
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REAR CLIMATE CONTROL
SYSTEM
The solar sensor, on top of the
instrument panel near the windshield,
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.
Rear Climate Control Buttons
1.
Heated Rear Seats (If Equipped)
2.
AUTO (Automatic Operation)
3.
Temperature Control
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4.
O (On/Off)
5.
MODE (Air Delivery Mode
Control)
7.
Rear Control Lockout
8.
Air Delivery Mode Control
Rear : Press this button on the front
climate control touch screen to open
the rear climate control screen. The
rear climate control settings can now
be adjusted from the front
passenger area.
O : Press the O button or REAR O on
Rear Climate Touch Screen Controls
1.
Outside Temperature Display
2.
Rear Climate Temperature
Control
3.
SYNC (Synchronized
Temperatures)
O (On/Off)
4.
REAR
5.
Rear AUTO (Automatic
Operation)
6.
Front (Front Climate Control
Touch Screen)
the touch screen to turn the rear
climate control on or off. If the rear
climate control is turned off using
REAR O on the touch screen, the rear
climate control buttons must be
pressed twice to turn the system back
on. Press O on the rear climate
control faceplate and within
five seconds press the MODE or
temperature buttons on the faceplate.
SYNC : Press SYNC on the touch
screen to match the rear climate
control temperature to the front
climate control driver temperature.
The SYNC button will be lit. Press the
TEMP, MODE, or AUTO button twice
to unlink the set driver and rear
temperatures. The SYNC button
turns off.
Rear Control Lockout : Press to lock or
unlock control of the rear climate
control system from the rear seat
passengers. When locked, the rear
climate control can only be adjusted
from the front seat.
Automatic Operation
Rear AUTO : Press to turn on or off.
The air delivery is controlled
automatically. The AUTO indicator
appears on the display. If the MODE
setting is manually adjusted, this
cancels full automatic operation.
Manual Operation
S A T : Press or press and hold the
front climate control buttons or touch
screen to increase or decrease the rear
climate airflow.
+/− : Press or press and hold the rear
temperature control buttons or touch
screen to adjust the rear passenger
temperature. Press + for warmer air
and press − for cooler air.
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Y/ [/\ : Press the desired mode
button on the touch screen or the
MODE button on the rear faceplate to
change the direction of the airflow in
the rear seating area.
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AIR VENTS
Adjustable air vents are in the center
and on the side of the instrument
panel.
M or L : If equipped, press M or L to
heat the left or right outboard seat
cushion and seatback. See Heated Rear
Seats 0 64.
Move the slider knobs (2) to change
the direction of the airflow.
1. Thumbwheel
2. Slider Knob
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 and
passenger side door windows. These
are fixed and cannot be adjusted.
Operation Tips
. Clear away any ice, snow, or leaves
from air inlets at the base of the
windshield that could block the
flow of air into the vehicle.
. Keep the path under the front
seats clear of objects to help
circulate the air inside of the
vehicle more effectively.
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.
.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
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 0 319.
See your dealer regarding replacement
of the filter.
SERVICE
This vehicle may have the new
environmentally friendly refrigerant,
R1234yf. This refrigerant has a
significantly reduced global warming
impact on the environment, compared
to the traditional automotive
refrigerant, R-134a. 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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Extended Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
DRIVING AND
OPERATING
Engine Exhaust
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Driving Information
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . 180
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking over Things
That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
186
186
188
189
Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . 194
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
196
197
199
199
Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Magnetic Ride Control . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Level Control . . . . . . . . .
199
201
201
201
Cruise Control
190
191
191
192
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . . 222
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Fuel
Brakes
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . .
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . .
175
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . 204
Driver Assistance Systems
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . . . 211
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
California Fuel Requirements . . . . 227
Fuels in Foreign Countries . . . . . . . 228
Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Trailer Towing
General Towing Information . . . . . 230
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Towing Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . . 234
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DRIVING INFORMATION
.
DISTRACTED DRIVING
Distraction comes in many forms and
can take your focus from the task of
driving. Exercise good judgment and
do not let other activities divert your
attention away from the road. Many
local governments have enacted laws
regarding driver distraction. Become
familiar with the local laws in
your area.
To avoid distracted driving, 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.
Become familiar with vehicle
features before driving, such as
programming favorite radio
stations and adjusting climate
control and seat settings. Program
all trip information into any
navigation device prior to driving.
.
Wait until the vehicle is parked to
retrieve items that have fallen to
the floor.
.
Stop or park the vehicle to tend to
children.
.
Keep pets in an appropriate carrier
or restraint.
.
Avoid stressful conversations while
driving, whether with a passenger
or on a cell phone.
{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road too
long or too often could cause a
crash resulting in injury or death.
Focus your attention on driving.
Refer to the CUE manual for more
information on using the CUE system,
if equipped.
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.
DRUNK DRIVING
Death and injury associated with
drinking and driving is a global
tragedy.
{ Warning
Drinking and then driving is very
dangerous. Your reflexes,
perceptions, attentiveness, and
judgment can be affected by even a
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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.
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.
Braking, steering, and accelerating are
important factors in helping to control
a vehicle while driving.
If the engine ever stops while the
vehicle is being driven, brake normally
but do not pump the brakes. Doing so
could make the pedal harder to push
down. If the engine stops, there will be
some power brake assist but it will be
used when the brake is applied. Once
the power assist is used up, it can take
longer to stop and the brake pedal will
be harder to push.
BRAKING
STEERING
Braking action involves perception
time and reaction time. Deciding to
push the brake pedal is perception
time. Actually doing it is reaction time.
Electric Power Steering
CONTROL OF A VEHICLE
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.
If the vehicle has electric power
steering it does not have power
steering fluid. Regular maintenance is
not required.
If power steering assist is lost due to a
system malfunction, the vehicle can be
steered, but may require increased
effort.
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See your dealer if there is a problem.
If the steering wheel is turned until it
reaches the end of its travel and is
held against that position for an
extended period of time, power
steering assist may be reduced.
If the steering assist is used for an
extended period of time, power assist
may be reduced.
Normal use of the power steering
assist should return when the system
cools down.
See specific vehicle steering messages
under Vehicle Messages 0 139.
Variable Effort Steering
Some vehicles have a steering system
that varies the amount of effort
required to steer the vehicle in relation
to the speed of the vehicle.
The amount of steering effort required
is less at slower speeds to make the
vehicle more maneuverable and easier
to park. At faster speeds, the steering
effort increases to provide a sport-like
feel to the steering. This provides
maximum control and stability.
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Hydraulic Power Steering
Curve Tips
If the vehicle has hydraulic power
steering, it may require maintenance.
See Power Steering Fluid (LFX with
FWD) 0 255 or Power Steering Fluid
(LF3 and LFX with AWD) 0 255.
.
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.
If power steering assist is lost because
the engine stops or there is a system
malfunction, the vehicle can be
steered but may require increased
effort. See your dealer if there is a
problem.
Steering in Emergencies
.
Caution
If the steering wheel is turned until
it reaches the end of its travel, and
is held in that position for more
than 15 seconds, damage may occur
to the power steering system and
there may be loss of power steering
assist.
OFF-ROAD RECOVERY
.
.
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.
The vehicle's right wheels can drop off
the edge of a road onto the shoulder
while driving. Follow these tips:
1.
Ease off the accelerator and then,
if there is nothing in the way,
steer the vehicle so that it
straddles the edge of the
pavement.
2.
Turn the steering wheel about
one-eighth of a turn, until the
right front tire contacts the
pavement edge.
3.
Turn the steering wheel to go
straight down the roadway.
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
allows steering while braking.
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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.
. Acceleration Skid — too much
throttle causes the driving wheels
to spin.
Defensive drivers avoid most skids by
taking reasonable care suited to
existing conditions, and by not
overdriving those conditions. But skids
are always possible.
If the vehicle starts to slide, follow
these suggestions:
. Ease your foot off the accelerator
pedal and steer the way you want
the vehicle to go. The vehicle may
straighten out. Be ready for a
second skid if it occurs.
.
Slow down and adjust your driving
according to weather conditions.
Stopping distance can be longer
and vehicle control can be affected
when traction is reduced by water,
snow, ice, gravel, or other material
on the road. Learn to recognize
warning clues — such as enough
water, ice, or packed snow on
the road to make a mirrored
surface — and slow down when
you have any doubt.
Try to avoid sudden steering,
acceleration, or braking, including
reducing vehicle speed by shifting
to a lower gear. Any sudden
changes could cause the tires to
slide.
Remember: Antilock brakes help avoid
only the braking skid.
DRIVING ON WET ROADS
Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle
traction and affect your ability to stop
and accelerate. Always drive slower in
these types of driving conditions and
avoid driving through large puddles
and deep-standing or flowing water.
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{ Warning
Wet brakes can cause crashes. They
might not work as well in a quick
stop and could cause pulling to one
side. You could lose control of the
vehicle.
After driving through a large puddle
of water or a car/vehicle wash,
lightly apply the brake pedal until
the brakes work normally.
Flowing or rushing water creates
strong forces. Driving through
flowing water could cause the
vehicle to be carried away. If this
happens, you and other vehicle
occupants could drown. Do not
ignore police warnings and be very
cautious about trying to drive
through flowing water.
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Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can
build up under the vehicle's tires so
they actually ride on the water. This
can happen if the road is wet enough
and you are going fast enough. When
the vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little
or no contact with the road.
There is no hard and fast rule about
hydroplaning. The best advice is to
slow down when the road is wet.
Other Rainy Weather Tips
Besides slowing down, other wet
weather driving tips include:
. Allow extra following distance.
.
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 0 270.
.
Turn off cruise control.
HILL AND MOUNTAIN
ROADS
{ Warning
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.
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.
{ 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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WINTER DRIVING
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.
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 0 199.
. 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) 0 196.
. Allow greater following distance
and watch for slippery spots. Icy
patches can occur on otherwise
clear roads in shaded areas. The
.
Turn off cruise control.
Blizzard Conditions
Stay with the vehicle unless there is
help nearby. If possible, use Roadside
Assistance. See Roadside Service
0 337. 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.
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If the vehicle is stuck in snow:
. Clear snow from the base of
the vehicle, especially any
blocking the exhaust pipe.
. Open a window about 5 cm
(2 in) on the vehicle side that
is away from the wind, to
bring in fresh air.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Adjust the climate control
system to circulate the air
inside the vehicle and set the
fan speed to the highest
setting. See “Climate Control
Systems.”
For more information about CO, see
Engine Exhaust 0 193.
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.
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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 0 199.
{ 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.
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Warning (Continued)
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 0 306.
VEHICLE LOAD LIMITS
It is very important to know how
much weight the vehicle can carry.
This weight is called the vehicle
capacity weight and includes the
weight of all occupants, cargo, and
all nonfactory-installed options.
Two labels on the vehicle may
show how much weight it may
properly carry: the Tire and
Loading Information label and the
Certification label.
{ 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
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Warning (Continued)
reduce stopping distance,
damage the tires, and shorten
the life of the vehicle.
Tire and Loading Information
Label
the maximum vehicle capacity
weight (2) in kilograms and
pounds.
The Tire and Loading Information
label also shows the tire size of the
original equipment tires (3) and
the recommended cold tire
inflation pressures (4). For more
information on tires and inflation
see Tires 0 270 and Tire
Pressure 0 277.
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.
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Tire and Loading
Information label is attached to
the vehicle center pillar (B-pillar).
The Tire and Loading Information
label shows the number of
occupant seating positions (1), and
If this is a professional vehicle, a
vehicle-specific Tire and Loading
Information label will be provided
and installed by the final body
manufacturer. The Tire and
Loading Information label should
be attached to the B-pillar. See the
final stage manufacturer's manual
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or contact them directly. The label
shows the original tires installed
on the professional vehicle, the
recommended cold tire inflation
pressures for those tires, and the
vehicle's capacity weight.
“Steps for Determining Correct
Load Limit–
1.
Locate the statement "The
combined weight of
occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or
XXX lbs." on your vehicle’s
placard.
2.
Determine the combined
weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding
in your vehicle.
3.
Subtract the combined weight
of the driver and passengers
from XXX kg or XXX lbs.
4.
The resulting figure equals
the available amount of cargo
and luggage load capacity. For
example, if the "XXX" amount
equals 1400 lbs. and there will
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be five 150 lb passengers in
your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage
load capacity is 650 lbs.
(1400-750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs.)
5.
6.
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.
If your vehicle will be towing
a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to
your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this
reduces the available cargo
and luggage load capacity of
your vehicle.”
See Trailer Towing 0 233 for
important information on towing a
trailer, towing safety rules, and
trailering tips.
Example 1
Example 2
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
for Example 1 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 2 =
136 kg (300 lbs).
3. Available Occupant and
Cargo Weight = 317 kg
(700 lbs).
for Example 2 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 5 =
340 kg (750 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight =
113 kg (250 lbs).
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weight of the driver, passengers,
and cargo should never exceed the
vehicle's capacity weight.
the vehicle, or the Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR) for either
the front or rear axle.
Certification Label
If the vehicle is a professional
vehicle, the vehicle-specific
certification label is provided by
the final stage manufacturer. The
coach-builder should be consulted
if the final stage manufacturer's
label is not present. The Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
label should be on the center pillar
(B-pillar).
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
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{ Warning
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Certification
label, found on the vehicle center
pillar (B-pillar), 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. Never exceed the GVWR for
Things inside the vehicle can
strike and injure people in a
sudden stop or turn, or in a
crash.
.
Put things in the cargo
area of the vehicle. In the
cargo area, put them as far
forward as possible. Try to
spread the weight evenly.
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Warning (Continued)
.
.
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.
STARTING AND
OPERATING
NEW VEHICLE BREAK-IN
Caution
The vehicle does not need an
elaborate break-in. But it will
perform better in the long run if
you follow these guidelines:
. Do not drive at any one
constant speed, fast or slow,
for the first 805 km (500 mi).
Do not make full-throttle
starts. Avoid downshifting to
brake or slow the vehicle.
. Avoid making hard stops for
the first 322 km (200 mi) or
so. During this time the new
brake linings are not yet
broken in. Hard stops with
new linings can mean
premature wear and earlier
replacement. Follow this
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Caution (Continued)
breaking-in guideline every
time you get new brake
linings.
Following break-in, engine speed
and load can be gradually increased.
IGNITION POSITIONS
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.
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The 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 28.
To shift out of P (Park), the vehicle
must be in ON/RUN and the brake
pedal must be applied.
Stopping the Engine/OFF (No Indicator
Lights) : When the vehicle is stopped,
press the ENGINE START/STOP button
once to turn the engine off.
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) 0 190.
If the vehicle is not in P (Park), the
ignition will return to ACC/
ACCESSORY and display the message
SHIFT TO PARK in the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See
Transmission Messages 0 148. When
the vehicle is shifted into P (Park), the
ignition system will switch to OFF.
Do not turn the engine off when the
vehicle is moving. This will cause a
loss of power assist in the brake and
steering systems and disable the
airbags.
If the vehicle must be shut off in an
emergency:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Brake using a firm and steady
pressure. Do not pump the brakes
repeatedly. This may deplete
power assist, requiring increased
brake pedal force.
Shift the vehicle to N (Neutral).
This can be done while the
vehicle is moving. After shifting
to N (Neutral), firmly apply the
brakes and steer the vehicle to a
safe location.
Come to a complete stop, shift to
P (Park), and turn the ignition off.
On vehicles with an automatic
transmission, the shift lever must
be in P (Park) to turn the ignition
to the OFF position.
Set the parking brake. See
Electric Parking Brake 0 197.
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{ Warning
Turning off the vehicle while
moving may cause loss of power
assist in the brake and steering
systems and disable the airbags.
While driving, only shut the vehicle
off in an emergency.
If the vehicle cannot be pulled over,
and must be shut off while driving,
press and hold the ENGINE START/
STOP button for longer than
two seconds, or press twice in
five seconds.
ACC/ACCESSORY (Amber Indicator
Light) : This mode allows the use of
some electrical accessories when the
engine is off.
With the ignition off, pressing the
button one time without the brake
pedal applied will place the ignition
system in ACC/ACCESSORY.
The ignition will switch from ACC/
ACCESSORY to OFF after five minutes
to prevent battery rundown.
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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 0 188. The ignition will
then remain in ON/RUN.
Service Only Mode
This power mode is available for
service and diagnostics, and to verify
the proper operation of the
malfunction indicator lamp as may be
required for emission inspection
purposes. With the vehicle off, and the
brake pedal not applied, pressing and
holding the button for more than
five seconds will place the vehicle in
Service Only Mode. The instruments
and audio systems will operate as they
do in ON/RUN, but the vehicle will not
be able to be driven. The engine will
not start in Service Only Mode. Press
the button again to turn the
vehicle off.
STARTING THE ENGINE
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or
N (Neutral). To restart the engine
when the vehicle is already moving,
use N (Neutral) only.
Caution
Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the
vehicle is moving. If you do, you
could damage the transmission.
Shift to P (Park) only when the
vehicle is stopped.
Caution
If the steering wheel is turned until
it reaches the end of its travel, and
is held in that position while
starting the vehicle, damage may
occur to the hydraulic power
steering system and there may be
loss of power steering assist.
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 0 234.
Starting Procedure
1.
With the Keyless Access system,
the RKE transmitter must be in
the vehicle. Press the ENGINE
START/STOP button with the
brake pedal applied. When the
engine begins cranking, let go of
the button.
The idle speed will go down as
the engine gets warm. Do not
race the engine immediately after
starting it.
If the RKE transmitter is not in
the vehicle, if there is
interference, or if the RKE
transmitter battery is low, the
Driver Information Center (DIC)
will display a message. See Key
and Lock Messages 0 142.
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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.
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
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 the ENGINE START/
STOP button, for up to a
maximum of 15 seconds. Wait at
least 15 seconds between each
try, to allow the cranking motor
to cool down. When the engine
starts, let go of the button and
the accelerator. If the vehicle
starts briefly but then stops
again, do the same thing. This
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ENGINE HEATER
The engine coolant heater, if available,
can help 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 the vehicle. An internal
thermostat in the plug end of the cord
will prevent engine coolant heater
operation at temperatures above −18 °
C (0 °F).
The electrical cord is on the
driver side of the engine
compartment, between the fender
and the engine compartment
fuse block.
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.
To Use the Engine Coolant
Heater
1.
Turn off the engine.
2.
Open the hood and unwrap the
electrical cord.
3.
Plug it into a normal, grounded
110-volt AC outlet.
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{ Warning
Improper use of the heater cord or
an extension cord can damage the
cord and may result in overheating
and fire.
. Plug the cord into a
three-prong electrical utility
receptacle that is protected by
a ground fault detection
function. An ungrounded
outlet could cause an electric
shock.
. Use a weatherproof,
heavy-duty, 15 amp-rated
extension cord if needed.
Failure to use the
recommended extension cord
in good operating condition,
or using a damaged heater or
extension cord, could make it
overheat and cause a fire,
property damage, electric
shock, and injury.
. Do not operate the vehicle
with the heater cord
permanently attached to the
(CONTINUED)
Warning (Continued)
vehicle. Possible heater cord
and thermostat damage could
occur.
.
.
4.
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.
Before starting the engine, be
sure to unplug and store the cord
as it was before to keep it away
from moving engine parts.
The length of time the heater should
remain plugged in depends on several
factors. Ask a dealer in the area where
you will be parking the vehicle for the
best advice on this.
RETAINED ACCESSORY
POWER (RAP)
These vehicle accessories can be used
for up to 10 minutes after the engine
is turned off:
. Infotainment System
.
Power Windows
.
Sunroof (If Equipped)
.
Accessory Power Outlets
Power to the infotainment system will
continue to operate for up to
10 minutes or until the driver door is
opened.
Power to the power windows and
sunroof will continue to operate for up
to 10 minutes or until any door is
opened.
All of these features will work when
the ignition is in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY.
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SHIFTING INTO PARK
1.
Hold the brake pedal down and
apply the parking brake. See
Electric Parking Brake 0 197.
2.
Move the shift lever into P (Park)
by pushing the lever all the way
toward the front of the vehicle.
3.
Turn the ignition off.
Leaving the Vehicle with the
Engine Running
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to leave the
vehicle with the engine running.
It could overheat and catch fire.
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle can
move suddenly. You or others could
be injured. To be sure the vehicle
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Warning (Continued)
will not move, even when you are
on fairly level ground, always set the
parking brake and move the shift
lever to P (Park). See Shifting Into
Park 0 191. If you are towing a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 230.
If you have to leave the vehicle with
the engine running, be sure the vehicle
is in P (Park) and the parking brake is
firmly set before you leave it. After
you have moved the shift lever into
P (Park), hold down the regular brake
pedal. See if you can move the shift
lever away from P (Park) without first
pulling it toward you. If you can, it
means that the shift lever was not
fully locked into P (Park).
Torque Lock
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
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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
P (Park)" listed previously.
If torque lock does occur, your vehicle
may need to be pushed uphill by
another vehicle to relieve the parking
pawl pressure, so you can shift out of
P (Park).
If you are towing a trailer and parking
on a hill, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 230.
SHIFTING OUT OF PARK
This vehicle is equipped with an
automatic transmission shift lock
control system. The shift lock control
is designed to prevent movement of
the shift lever out of P (Park), unless
the ignition is in ON/RUN and the
brake pedal is applied.
The shift lock control is always
functional except in the case of an
uncharged or low voltage (less than
9-volt) battery.
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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 0 303.
To shift out of P (Park):
1.
Turn the ignition to ON/RUN.
2.
Apply the brake pedal.
3.
Press the shift lever button.
4.
Move the shift lever to the
desired position.
If you still are unable to shift out of
P (Park):
1.
Fully release the shift lever
button.
2.
Hold the brake pedal down and
press the shift lever button again.
3.
Move the shift lever to the
desired position.
If you still cannot move the shift lever
from P (Park), consult your dealer or a
professional towing service.
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 0 191 and Engine
Exhaust 0 193.
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.
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.
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ENGINE EXHAUST
{ Warning
Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide (CO), which cannot be
seen or smelled. Exposure to CO can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
Exhaust may enter the vehicle if:
. The vehicle idles in areas with
poor ventilation (parking
garages, tunnels, deep snow
that may block underbody
airflow or tail pipes).
. The exhaust smells or sounds
strange or different.
. The exhaust system leaks due
to corrosion or damage.
. The vehicle exhaust system
has been modified, damaged,
or improperly repaired.
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Warning (Continued)
.
There are holes or openings in
the vehicle body from damage
or aftermarket modifications
that are not completely
sealed.
If unusual fumes are detected or if
it is suspected that exhaust is
coming into the vehicle:
. Drive it only with the
windows completely down.
. Have the vehicle repaired
immediately.
Never park the vehicle with the
engine running in an enclosed area
such as a garage or a building that
has no fresh air ventilation.
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RUNNING THE VEHICLE
WHILE PARKED
It is better not to park with the engine
running.
If the vehicle is left with the engine
running, follow the proper steps to be
sure the vehicle will not move. See
Shifting Into Park 0 191 and Engine
Exhaust 0 193.
If parking on a hill and pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips 0 230.
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AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
P : This position locks the wheels. It is
the best position to use 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)
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 0 191 and Driving
Characteristics and Towing
Tips 0 230.
Make sure the shift lever is fully in
P (Park) before starting the engine. The
vehicle has an automatic transmission
shift lock control system. The regular
brake must be fully applied first and
then the shift lever button pressed
before shifting from P (Park) when the
ignition is in ON/RUN. If you cannot
shift out of P (Park), ease pressure on
the shift lever, then push the shift
lever all the way into P (Park) as you
maintain brake application. Then press
the shift lever button and move the
shift lever into another gear. See
Shifting out of Park 0 191.
R : Use this gear to back up.
Caution
Shifting to R (Reverse) while the
vehicle is moving forward could
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Shift to R (Reverse)
only after the vehicle is stopped.
To rock the vehicle back and forth to
get out of snow, ice, or sand without
damaging the transmission, see If the
Vehicle Is Stuck 0 182.
N : In this position, the engine does
not connect with the wheels. To
restart the engine when the vehicle is
already moving, use N (Neutral) only.
Also, use N (Neutral) when the vehicle
is being towed.
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{ 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.
D : This position is for normal driving.
It provides the best fuel economy.
If more power is needed for passing,
and the vehicle is:
. Going less than 56 km/h (35 mph),
push the accelerator pedal about
halfway down.
. Going about 56 km/h (35 mph) or
more, push the accelerator all the
way down.
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Tap Shift
Caution
Caution
Shifting out of P (Park) or
N (Neutral) with the engine running
at high speed may damage the
transmission. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle warranty.
Be sure the engine is not running at
high speed when shifting the
vehicle.
If the vehicle does not shift gears,
the transmission could be damaged.
Have the vehicle serviced
right away.
M : This position allows the driver to
select the range of gears appropriate
for current driving conditions.
In M (Manual Mode) the transmission
will shift as an automatic until the Tap
Shift controls are used. Tap Shift
activates driver manual gear selection.
See Manual Mode 0 195.
Tap Shift allows the driver to manually
control the automatic transmission. To
use Tap Shift, the shift lever must be
in M (Manual Mode). Vehicles with
this feature have indicators on the
steering wheel. The controls are on the
back of the steering wheel. Tap the left
control to downshift, and the right
control to upshift. A Driver
Information Center (DIC) message
indicates the gear the vehicle is in.
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When accelerating the vehicle from a
stop in snowy and icy conditions, you
may want to shift into 2 (Second) gear.
A higher gear ratio allows you to gain
more traction on slippery surfaces.
DRIVE SYSTEMS
BRAKES
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
ANTILOCK BRAKE
SYSTEM (ABS)
If equipped, this feature transfers
torque to the rear wheels as required.
It is fully automatic, and adjusts itself
as needed for road conditions.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) performance is
automatically reduced when you use
the compact spare. To restore full
AWD performance, and prevent
excessive wear to the clutch in the
AWD system, replace the compact
spare tire with a full-size tire as soon
as possible. See Compact Spare
Tire 0 302.
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 0 127.
If driving safely on a wet road and it
becomes necessary to slam on the
brakes and continue braking to avoid a
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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.
Using ABS
Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the
brake pedal down firmly and let ABS
work. You may hear the ABS pump or
motor operating and feel the brake
pedal pulsate. This is normal.
Braking in Emergencies
ABS allows you to steer and brake at
the same time. In many emergencies,
steering can help more than even the
very best braking.
ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE
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The EPB switch is on the left side of
the instrument panel. 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 Electric
Parking Brake Light 0 126 and Service
Electric Parking Brake Light 0 126.
There are also parking brake-related
Driver Information Center (DIC)
messages. See Brake System Messages
0 139. In case of insufficient electrical
power, the EPB cannot be applied or
released.
Before leaving the vehicle, check the
red parking brake status light to
ensure that the parking brake is
applied.
EPB Apply
To apply the EPB:
1.
Be sure the vehicle is at a
complete stop.
2.
Lift up the EPB switch
momentarily.
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The red parking brake status light will
flash and then stay on once the EPB is
fully applied. If the red parking brake
status light flashes continuously, then
the EPB is only partially applied or
there is a problem with the EPB. A DIC
message will display. Release the EPB
and try to apply it again. If the light
does not come on, or keeps flashing,
have the vehicle serviced. Do not drive
the vehicle if the red parking brake
status light is flashing. See your dealer.
See Electric Parking Brake Light 0 126.
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 remains
on, see your dealer.
If the EPB is applied while the vehicle
is moving, the vehicle will decelerate
as long as the switch is held up. If the
switch is held up until the vehicle
comes to a stop, the EPB will remain
applied.
The vehicle may automatically apply
the EPB in some situations when the
vehicle is not moving. This is normal,
and is done to periodically check the
correct operation of the EPB system.
If the EPB fails to apply, the rear
wheels should be blocked to prevent
vehicle movement.
EPB Release
To release the EPB:
1.
Place the ignition in the ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position.
2.
Apply and hold the brake pedal.
3.
Push down momentarily on the
EPB switch.
The EPB is released when the red
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.
Automatic EPB Release
The EPB will automatically release if
the vehicle is running, placed into
gear, and an attempt is made to drive
away. Avoid rapid acceleration when
the EPB is applied, to preserve parking
brake lining life.
If parking on a hill, or if the vehicle is
pulling a trailer, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips 0 230.
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BRAKE ASSIST
HILL START ASSIST (HSA)
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.
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).
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RIDE CONTROL
SYSTEMS
TRACTION CONTROL/
ELECTRONIC STABILITY
CONTROL
System Operation
The vehicle has a Traction Control
System (TCS) and StabiliTrak®, an
electronic stability control system.
These systems help limit wheel slip
and assist the driver in maintaining
control, especially on slippery road
conditions.
TCS activates if it senses that any of
the drive wheels are spinning or
beginning to lose traction. On an
All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) vehicle, the
system will operate if it senses that
any of the 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 system
senses a discrepancy between the
intended path and the direction the
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3.
vehicle is actually traveling. StabiliTrak
selectively applies braking pressure at
any one of the vehicle's brakes to help
steer the vehicle in the direction which
you are steering.
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 0 182 and “Turning
the Systems Off and On” later in this
section.
Start the engine.
Drive the vehicle. If d comes on and
stays on, the vehicle may need more
time to diagnose the problem. If the
condition persists, see your dealer.
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
Turning the Systems Off and On
d comes on and stays on:
1.
Stop the vehicle.
2.
Turn the engine off and wait
15 seconds.
The button for TCS and StabiliTrak is
on the center stack.
Caution
Do not repeatedly brake or
accelerate heavily when TCS is off.
The vehicle driveline could be
damaged.
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To turn off only TCS, press and
release g. The Traction Off Light i
displays in the instrument cluster and
the appropriate DIC message is
displayed. See Ride Control System
Messages 0 146. To turn TCS on again,
press and release g. The Traction Off
Light i displayed in the instrument
cluster will turn off and the
appropriate DIC message is displayed.
If TCS is limiting wheel spin when g
is pressed, the system will not turn off
until the wheels stop spinning.
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 is displayed. See Ride
Control System Messages 0 146. 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 and
the appropriate DIC message is
displayed.
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MAGNETIC RIDE CONTROL
The Driver Information Center (DIC)
briefly displays the appropriate
message on vehicle startup or when a
new mode is selected. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 146.
The Magnetic Ride Control monitors
the suspension system.
LIMITED-SLIP REAR AXLE
Based on road conditions, steering
wheel angle, and vehicle speed, the
system automatically adjusts to
provide the best handling while
providing a smooth ride. The Tour and
Sport Modes will feel similar on a
smooth road.
Vehicles with a limited-slip rear axle
can give more traction on snow, mud,
ice, sand or gravel. When traction is
low, this feature allows the drive wheel
with the most traction to move the
vehicle. The limited-slip rear axle also
gives the driver enhanced control
when cornering hard or completing a
maneuver, such as a lane change.
Adding accessories can affect the
vehicle performance. See Accessories
and Modifications 0 237.
Tour : Use for normal city and
highway driving. This setting provides
a smooth, soft ride.
Sport : Use where road conditions or
personal preference demand more
control. This setting provides more
“feel,” or response to road conditions.
The vehicle is normally in Tour Mode.
Sport Mode is engaged when the shift
lever is placed in M (Manual Mode).
When the shift lever is placed in D
(Drive) the system will revert back to
Tour Mode.
AUTOMATIC LEVEL
CONTROL
The automatic level control rear
suspension is available on some
vehicles.
This type of level control is fully
automatic and will provide a better
leveled riding position as well as better
handling under a variety of passenger
and loading conditions. An air
compressor connected to the rear air
springs will raise or lower the rear of
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the vehicle to maintain proper vehicle
height. The system is activated when
the engine is running and will
automatically adjust vehicle height
thereafter. The system may exhaust
(lower vehicle height) for up to
10 minutes after the engine has been
turned off. You may hear the air
compressor operating when the height
is being adjusted; this is normal.
If the compressor runs often for longer
than one minute within the same trip
and the vehicle remains low in the
rear, see your dealer for service.
If the vehicle is not used for several
weeks, the rear of the vehicle may look
low. When the engine is started, the
vehicle will return to the proper
height.
If a weight-distributing hitch is being
used, it is recommended to allow the
air springs to inflate, thereby leveling
the vehicle prior to adjusting the hitch.
CRUISE CONTROL
{ Warning
Cruise control can be dangerous
where you cannot drive safely at a
steady speed. Do not use cruise
control on winding roads or in
heavy traffic.
collision alert occurs when cruise
control is activated, cruise control is
disengaged. See Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) System 0 218. When road
conditions allow the cruise control to
be safely used, cruise control can be
turned back on.
If the brakes are applied, cruise control
disengages.
Cruise control can be dangerous on
slippery roads. On such roads, fast
changes in tire traction can cause
excessive wheel slip, and you could
lose control. Do not use cruise
control on slippery roads.
With cruise control, a speed of about
40 km/h (25 mph) or more can be
maintained without keeping your foot
on the accelerator. Cruise control does
not work at speeds below about
40 km/h (25 mph).
If the Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control system begins to limit
wheel spin while using cruise control,
the cruise control automatically
disengages. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 199. If a
J : Press to turn the system on and
off. A white indicator appears in the
instrument cluster when cruise is
turned on.
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+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press the control up briefly
to resume to that speed or press and
hold to accelerate. If the cruise control
is already engaged, 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 the cruise control is already
engaged, 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.
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.
Setting Cruise Control
If J is on when not in use, SET− or
+RES could get pressed and go into
cruise when not desired. Keep J off
when cruise is not being used.
J.
1.
Press
2.
Get up to the desired speed.
3.
Press and release SET− . The
desired set speed briefly appears
in the instrument cluster.
4.
Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
When the cruise control has been set
to the desired speed, a green cruise
control indicator appears on the
instrument cluster and a cruise set
speed message appears on the
Head-Up Display (HUD), if equipped.
Resuming a Set Speed
If the cruise control is set at a desired
speed and then the brakes are applied
or * is pressed, the cruise control is
disengaged without erasing the set
speed from memory.
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Once the vehicle speed reaches about
40 km/h (25 mph) or more, press +RES
up to the first detent briefly. The
vehicle returns to the previous set
speed.
Increasing Speed While Using
Cruise Control
Do one of the following:
. 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.
. 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.
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Reducing Speed While Using Cruise
Control
Do one of the following:
. 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.
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.
Passing Another Vehicle While
Using Cruise Control
Use the accelerator pedal to increase
the vehicle speed. When you take your
foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow
down to the previous set cruise speed.
While pressing the accelerator pedal or
shortly following the release to
override cruise, briefly applying the
SET− switch will result in cruise set to
the current vehicle speed.
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well the cruise control will work
on hills depends upon the vehicle
speed, load, and the steepness of the
hills. When going up steep hills, you
might have to step on the accelerator
pedal to maintain your speed. When
going downhill, the cruise control
system may automatically brake to
slow the vehicle down. Also, you may
have to brake or shift to a lower gear
to keep your speed down. If the brake
pedal is applied, cruise control
disengages.
Ending Cruise Control
There are four ways to end cruise
control:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal.
*.
.
Press
.
Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
.
Press
J.
Erasing Speed Memory
The cruise control set speed is erased
from memory if J is pressed or if
the ignition is turned off.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE
CONTROL
If equipped with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), it allows 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 0 343. 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
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StabiliTrak® electronic stability control
system activates while ACC is engaged,
ACC may automatically disengage. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 199. 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 0 176.
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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.
* : Press to disengage ACC without
erasing the selected set speed.
[ : Press to select a following gap
time (or distance) setting for ACC of
Far, Medium, or Near.
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.
To set ACC:
J.
1.
Press
2.
Get up to the desired speed.
3.
Press and release SET–.
4.
Remove foot from the
accelerator.
After ACC is set, it may immediately
apply the brakes if a vehicle ahead is
detected closer than the selected
following gap.
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
If J is on when not in use, it could
get pressed and go into cruise when
not desired. Keep J off when cruise
is not being used.
The ACC indicator displays on the
instrument cluster and Head-Up
Display (HUD). When ACC is active,
the indicator will be lit green.
Select the set speed desired for cruise.
This is the vehicle speed when no
vehicle is detected in its path.
Be mindful of speed limits,
surrounding traffic speeds, and
weather conditions when selecting the
set speed.
ACC will not set at a speed less than
25 km/h (16 mph), although it can be
resumed when driving at lower speeds.
Resuming a Set Speed
If the ACC is set at a desired speed
and then the brakes are applied, ACC
is disengaged without erasing the set
speed from memory.
To begin using ACC again, press +RES
up briefly. 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.
When the accelerator pedal is
pressed, ACC will not brake
because it is overridden. A warning
message will appear on the Driver
Information Center (DIC) and
Head-Up Display (HUD). See Cruise
Control Messages 0 140.
.
Press and hold +RES up until the
desired set speed appears on the
display, then release it.
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.
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 or the vehicle ahead is
beyond 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
smaller increments, press SET−
down to the first detent. For each
press, the vehicle goes about
1 km/h (1 mph) slower.
.
To decrease the vehicle speed in
larger increments, press SET−
down to the second detent. For
each press, the vehicle speed
decreases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer.
Selecting the Follow Distance Gap
When a slower moving vehicle is
detected ahead within the selected
following gap, ACC will adjust the
vehicle's speed and attempt to
maintain the follow distance gap
selected.
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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 0 218.
Alerting the Driver
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.
If ACC is engaged, driver action may
be required when ACC cannot apply
sufficient braking because of
approaching a vehicle too rapidly.
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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 0 149.
See Defensive Driving 0 176.
Approaching and Following a
Vehicle
ACC automatically slows the vehicle
down and adjusts vehicle speed to
follow the vehicle in front at the
selected follow gap. The vehicle speed
increases or decreases to follow the
vehicle in front of you, but will not
exceed the set speed. It may apply
limited braking, if necessary. When
braking is active, the brake lights will
come on. The automatic braking may
feel or sound different than if the
brakes were applied manually. This is
normal.
Stationary or Very Slow-Moving
Objects
{ Warning
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 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
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caution when using ACC. Your
complete attention is always
required while driving and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes.
ACC Automatically Disengages
ACC may automatically disengage and
the driver will need to manually apply
the brakes to slow the vehicle when:
. The sensors are blocked.
.
The Traction Control System (TCS)
or electronic stability control
system has activated or been
disabled.
.
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.
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Notification to Resume ACC
ACC will maintain a follow gap behind
a detected vehicle and slow your
vehicle to a stop behind that vehicle.
A DIC warning message may display
indicating to shift to P (Park) before
exiting the vehicle. See Vehicle
Messages 0 139.
If the stopped vehicle ahead has
driven away and ACC has not resumed,
the vehicle ahead indicator will flash
as a reminder to check traffic ahead
before proceeding. In addition, the left
and right sides of the Safety Alert Seat
will pulse three times, or three beeps
will sound. See ”Alert Type” and “Go
Notifier” in “Collision/Detection
Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
{ Warning
When the vehicle ahead drives away,
press +RES or the accelerator pedal to
resume cruise control. 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 Electric Parking Brake
0 197. To resume ACC and release the
Electric Parking Brake, press the
accelerator pedal.
{ 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.
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.
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ACC Override
If using the accelerator pedal while
ACC is active, a DIC warning message
will indicate that automatic braking
will not occur. See Vehicle Messages
0 139. 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
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guardrails, and other stationary objects
when entering or exiting a curve. This
is normal operation. The vehicle does
not need service.
Warning (Continued)
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.
Other Vehicle Lane Changes
When following a vehicle and entering
a curve, ACC may not detect the
vehicle ahead and accelerate to the set
speed. When this happens, the vehicle
ahead indicator will not appear.
ACC will not detect a vehicle ahead
until it is completely in the lane. The
brakes may need to be manually
applied.
ACC may detect a vehicle that is not in
your lane and apply the brakes.
ACC may occasionally provide an alert
and/or braking that is considered
unnecessary. It could respond to
vehicles in different lanes, signs,
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Do Not Use ACC on Hills and When
Towing a Trailer
Erasing Speed Memory
The cruise control set speed is erased
from memory if J is pressed or if
the ignition is turned off.
Cleaning the Sensing System
Do not use ACC when driving on steep
hills or when towing a trailer. ACC will
not detect a vehicle in the lane while
driving on steep hills. The driver will
often need to take over acceleration
and braking on steep hills, especially
when towing a trailer. If the brakes are
applied, the ACC disengages.
Disengaging ACC
There are three ways to
disengage ACC:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal.
.
.
*.
Press J.
Press
The camera sensor on the back of the
rearview mirror and the radar sensors
on the front of the vehicle can become
blocked by snow, ice, dirt, or mud.
These areas need to be cleaned for
ACC to operate properly.
For cleaning instructions, see
“Washing the Vehicle” under Exterior
Care 0 308.
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 0 176.
Under many conditions, these
systems will not:
. Detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals.
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.
Detect vehicles or objects
outside the area monitored by
the system.
.
Work at all driving speeds.
.
Warn you or provide you with
enough time to avoid a crash.
.
Work under poor visibility or
bad weather conditions.
.
Work if the detection sensor
is not cleaned or is covered by
ice, snow, mud, or dirt.
.
.
Work if the detection sensor
is covered up, such as with a
sticker, magnet, or metal
plate.
Work if the area surrounding
the detection sensor is
damaged or not properly
repaired.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes and/or steer the
vehicle to avoid crashes.
Audible or Safety Alert Seat
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
Some driver assistance features alert
the driver of obstacles by beeping. To
change the volume of the warning
chime, see “Comfort and Convenience”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 149.
When the vehicle is shifted into
R (Reverse), the RVC displays an image
of the area behind the vehicle in the
center stack display. The previous
screen displays when the vehicle is
shifted out of R (Reverse) after a short
delay. To return to the previous screen
sooner, press a button on the
infotainment system, shift into
P (Park), or, while in D (Drive), reach a
vehicle speed of 8 km/h (5 mph).
If equipped with the Safety Alert Seat,
the driver seat cushion may provide a
vibrating pulse alert instead of
beeping. To change this, see “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS FOR
PARKING OR BACKING
If equipped, the Rear Vision Camera
(RVC), Rear Parking Assist (RPA),
Front Parking Assist (FPA), Surround
Vision, Front Vision Camera, Reverse
Automatic Braking (RAB) and Backing
Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic
Alert (RCTA), and Automatic Parking
Assist (APA) may help the driver park
or avoid objects. Always check around
the vehicle when parking or backing.
1. View Displayed by the Camera
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the front emblem, the side cameras
are on the bottom of the outside
rearview mirrors, and the rear camera
is above the license plate.
{ Warning
1. View Displayed by the Camera
2. Corners of the Rear Bumper
Displayed images may be farther or
closer than they appear. The area
displayed is limited and objects that
are close to either corner of the
bumper or under the bumper do not
display.
The Surround Vision cameras have
blind spots and will not display all
objects near the corners of the
vehicle. Folding side mirrors that
are out of position will not display
surround view correctly. Always
check around the vehicle when
parking or backing.
1. Views Displayed by the
Surround Vision Cameras
2. Area Not Shown
Front Vision Camera
A warning triangle may display on the
RVC screen to show that RPA has
detected an object. This triangle
changes from amber to red and
increases in size the closer the object.
Surround Vision
If equipped, Surround Vision displays
an image of the area surrounding the
vehicle, along with the front or rear
camera views in the center stack. The
front camera is in the grille or near
1. Views Displayed by the
Surround Vision Cameras
2. Area Not Shown
If equipped, a view of the area in front
of the vehicle displays in the center
stack. The view displays after shifting
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from R (Reverse) to a forward gear,
or by pressing CAMERA in the center
stack, and when the vehicle is moving
forward slower than 8 km/h (5 mph).
If equipped, the front view camera also
displays when the Front Parking Assist
system detects an object within
30 cm (12 in).
{ Warning
The camera(s) do not display
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
crossing traffic, animals, or any
other object outside of the cameras’
field of view, below the bumper,
or under the vehicle. Shown
distances may be different from
actual distances. Do not drive or
park the vehicle using only these
camera(s). Always check behind and
around the vehicle before driving.
Failure to use proper care may
result in injury, death, or vehicle
damage.
Parking Assist
With RPA, and if equipped with FPA,
as the vehicle moves at speeds of less
than 8 km/h (5 mph) the sensors on
the bumpers may detect objects up to
2.5 m (8 ft) behind and 1.2 m (4 ft) in
front of the vehicle within a zone
25 cm (10 in) high off the ground and
below bumper level. These detection
distances may be shorter during
warmer or humid weather. Blocked
sensors will not detect objects and can
also cause false detections. Keep the
sensors clean of mud, dirt, snow, ice,
and slush; and clean sensors after a
car wash in freezing temperatures.
{ Warning
The Parking Assist system does not
detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects
located below the bumper or that
are too close or too far from the
vehicle. It is not available at speeds
greater than 8 km/h (5 mph). To
prevent injury, death, or vehicle
damage, even with parking assist,
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Warning (Continued)
always check the area around the
vehicle and check all mirrors before
moving forward or backing.
The instrument cluster may have a
parking assist display with bars that
show “distance to object” and object
location information for the Parking
Assist system. As the object gets
closer, more bars light up and the bars
change color from yellow to amber
to red.
When an object is first detected in the
rear, one beep will be heard from the
rear, or both sides of the Safety Alert
Seat will pulse two times. When an
object is very close (<0.6 m (2 ft) in the
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vehicle rear, or <0.3 m (1 ft) in the
vehicle front), five beeps will sound
from the front or rear depending on
object location, or both sides of the
Safety Alert Seat will pulse five times.
Beeps for FPA are higher pitched than
for RPA.
Backing Warning and Reverse
Automatic Braking (RAB)
Vehicles with Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC) have the Backing Warning
System and RAB. The Backing
Warning part of this system can warn
of rear objects when backing up at
speeds greater than 8 km/h (5 mph).
The Backing Warning System will beep
once from the rear when an object is
first detected, or pulse twice on both
sides of the Safety Alert Seat. When
the system detects a potential crash,
beeps will be heard from the rear,
or five pulses will be felt on both sides
of the Safety Alert Seat. There may
also be a brief, sharp application of the
brakes.
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{ Warning
The Backing Warning System only
operates at speeds greater than
8 km/h (5 mph). It does not detect
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
animals, or objects below the
bumper or that are too close or too
far from the vehicle. In some
situations, such as at higher backing
speeds, there may not be enough
time for the short, sharp application
of the vehicle brake system to occur.
To prevent injury, death, or vehicle
damage, even with the Backing
Warning System, always check the
area around the vehicle and check
all mirrors before backing.
RAB may not avoid many types of
backing crashes. Do not wait for the
automatic braking to apply. This
system is not designed to replace
driver braking and only works in
R (Reverse) when an object is
detected directly behind the vehicle.
It may not brake or stop in time to
avoid a crash. It will not brake for
objects when the vehicle is moving
at very low speeds. It does not
detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects below
the bumper or that are too close or
too far from the vehicle. To prevent
injury, death, or vehicle damage,
even with RAB, always check the
area around the vehicle before and
while backing.
When the vehicle is in R (Reverse),
if the system detects the vehicle is
backing too fast to avoid a crash with
a detected object behind your vehicle
in your path, it may automatically
brake hard to a stop to help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by a backing
crash.
Pressing the brake pedal after the
vehicle comes to a stop will release
RAB. If the brake pedal is not pressed
soon after the stop, the Electric
Parking Brake (EPB) may be set. When
it is safe, press the accelerator pedal
firmly at any time to override RAB.
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{ Warning
There may be instances where
unexpected or undesired automatic
braking occurs. If this happens,
either press the brake pedal or
firmly press the accelerator pedal to
release the brakes from the RAB
system. Before releasing the brakes,
check the RVC screen and check the
area around the vehicle to make
sure it is safe to proceed.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
If equipped, RCTA displays a red
warning triangle with a left or right
pointing arrow on the RVC screen to
warn of traffic coming from the left or
right. This system detects objects
coming from up to 20 m (65 ft) from
the left or right side of the vehicle.
When an object is detected, either
three beeps sound from the left or
right or three Safety Alert Seat pulses
occur on the left or right side,
depending on the direction of the
detected vehicle.
Use caution while backing up when
towing a trailer, as the RCTA detection
zones that extend out from the back of
the vehicle do not move further back
when a trailer is towed.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 343.
Turning the Features On or Off
Press X on the center stack to turn
on or off the Front and Rear Parking
Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking
(RAB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA),
and the Backing Warning System at
the same time. The indicator light next
to the button comes on when the
features are on and turns off when the
features have been disabled.
Turn off parking assist, RCTA, and
RAB when towing a trailer.
To turn the RPA symbols or guidance
lines (on some models) on or off, see
“Rear Camera” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 149.
RCTA can also be turned on or off
through vehicle personalization. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 149.
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
If equipped, APA searches for and
steers the vehicle into parallel and
perpendicular parking spots. When
using APA, you must still shift gears,
and control the brakes and accelerator.
The Driver information Center (DIC)
and audible beeps help to guide
parking maneuvers.
Do not use APA when towing a trailer.
{ Warning
APA does not apply the brakes. APA
may not detect objects in the
parking space, objects that are soft
or narrow, objects high off the
ground such as flatbed trucks,
or objects below ground level such
as large potholes. Always verify that
the parking space is appropriate for
parking a vehicle. APA does not
respond to changes in the parking
space, such as movement of an
adjacent vehicle, or a person or
object entering the parking space.
APA does not detect or avoid traffic
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that is behind or alongside of the
vehicle. Always be prepared to stop
the vehicle during the parking
maneuver.
Press O on the center stack to enable
the system to search for a parking
space that is large enough and within
1.5 m (5 ft) of the vehicle. The vehicle
speed must be below
30 km/h (18 mph). The system cannot:
. Detect whether it is a legal parking
space.
. Park exactly lined up with the
vehicle next to it if the spot is
approached at an angle or if the
parking space is angled.
. Park exactly centered in a spot
that is marked too large.
. Always detect short curbs.
If the vehicle is equipped with
perpendicular parking mode, press and
hold O during the search process to
switch the APA parking mode between
perpendicular and parallel parking.
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APA searches for parking spaces to the
right of the vehicle. To search for a
parking space to the left, turn on the
left turn signal.
After completely passing a large
enough space, an audible beep occurs
and a red symbol displays in the DIC.
If the vehicle is in R (Reverse), but
does not steer into the expected space,
this may be because the system is
maneuvering the vehicle into a
previously detected space. The APA
system does not need service.
APA will instruct the vehicle to stop
once a large enough space is found.
Follow the instructions in the DIC.
When instructed to drive in reverse,
shift to R (Reverse) to engage
automatic steering. The steering wheel
will vibrate briefly as a reminder to
remove hands from the steering wheel.
Check surroundings and continue
braking or accelerating as needed, and
be prepared to stop to avoid vehicles,
pedestrians, or objects. If the vehicle
exceeds 10 km/h (6 mph), APA is
automatically disengaged. A DIC
progress arrow displays the status of
the parking maneuver. Depending on
the space size, additional maneuvers
may be required, and there will be
additional instructions. When
changing gears, allow the automatic
steering to complete before continuing
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the parking maneuver. APA will beep
and display a PARKING COMPLETE
message. Place the vehicle in P (Park).
ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS FOR
DRIVING
APA may automatically disengage if:
. The steering wheel is used by the
driver.
. The maximum allowed speed is
exceeded.
. There is a failure with the APA
system.
. Electronic stability control or
antilock brakes are activated.
. A high priority vehicle message is
displayed in the DIC.
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), and/or
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB) can
help to avoid a crash or reduce crash
damage.
To cancel APA, press
O again.
When the System Does Not Seem to
Work Properly
The APA system may require a short
period of driving along curves to
calibrate.
FORWARD COLLISION
ALERT (FCA) SYSTEM
If equipped, the FCA system may help
to avoid or reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes. When approaching
a vehicle ahead too quickly, FCA
provides a red flashing alert on the
windshield and rapidly beeps or pulses
the driver seat. FCA also lights an
amber visual alert if following another
vehicle much too closely.
FCA detects vehicles within a distance
of approximately 60 m (197 ft) and
operates at speeds above 40 km/h
(25 mph). 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 0 204.
{ 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 0 176.
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 “Auto
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Collision Preparation” portion of
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 149.
Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
FCA warnings will not occur unless the
FCA system detects a vehicle ahead.
When a vehicle is detected, the vehicle
ahead indicator will display green.
Vehicles may not be detected on
curves, highway exit ramps, or hills,
due to poor visibility; or if a vehicle
ahead is partially blocked by
pedestrians or other objects. FCA will
not detect another vehicle ahead until
it is completely in the driving lane.
{ Warning
FCA does not provide a warning to
help avoid a crash, unless it detects
a vehicle. FCA may not detect a
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vehicle ahead if the FCA sensor is
blocked by dirt, snow, or ice, or if
the windshield is damaged. It may
also not detect a vehicle on winding
or hilly roads, or in conditions that
can limit visibility such as fog, rain,
or snow, or if the headlamps or
windshield are not cleaned or in
proper condition. Keep the
windshield, headlamps, and FCA
sensors clean and in good repair.
Collision Alert
With Head-Up Display
Without Head-Up Display
When your vehicle approaches another
detected vehicle too rapidly, the red
FCA display will flash on the
windshield. Also, eight rapid
high-pitched beeps will sound from
the front, or both sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse five times. When
this Collision Alert occurs, the brake
system may prepare for driver braking
to occur more rapidly which can cause
a brief, mild deceleration. Continue to
apply the brake pedal as needed.
Cruise control may be disengaged
when the Collision Alert occurs.
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Tailgating Alert
The vehicle ahead indicator will
display amber when you are following
a vehicle ahead much too closely.
Selecting the Alert Timing
button press shows the current setting
on the DIC. Additional button presses
will change this setting. The chosen
setting will remain until it is changed
and will affect the timing of both the
Collision Alert and the Tailgating Alert
features. The timing of both alerts will
vary based on vehicle speed. The faster
the vehicle speed, the farther away the
alert will occur. Consider traffic and
weather conditions when selecting the
alert timing. The range of selectable
alert timings may not be appropriate
for all drivers and driving conditions.
If your vehicle is equipped with
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
changing the FCA timing setting
automatically changes the following
gap setting (Far, Medium, or Near).
Unnecessary Alerts
The Collision Alert control is on the
steering wheel. Press [ to set the
FCA timing to Far, Medium, or Near,
or on some vehicles, Off. The first
FCA may provide unnecessary alerts
for turning vehicles, vehicles in other
lanes, objects that are not vehicles,
or shadows. These alerts are normal
operation and the vehicle does not
need service.
Cleaning the System
If the FCA system does not seem to
operate properly, cleaning the outside
of the windshield in front 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 0 218.
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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).
{ 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.
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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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Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
IBA may activate when the brake pedal
is applied quickly by providing a boost
to braking based on the speed of
approach and distance to a vehicle
ahead.
Minor brake pedal pulsations or pedal
movement during this time is normal
and the brake pedal should continue
to be applied as needed. IBA will
automatically disengage only when the
brake pedal is released.
{ Warning
IBA may increase vehicle braking in
situations when it may not be
necessary. You could block the 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 0 149.
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{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
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.
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.
SIDE BLIND ZONE
ALERT (SBZA)
SBZA Detection Zones
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. The SBZA warning
display will light up in the
corresponding outside side mirror and
will flash if the turn signal is on.
How the System Works
The SBZA 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. This
indicates it may be unsafe to change
lanes. Before making a lane change,
check the SBZA display, check mirrors,
glance over your shoulder, and use the
turn signals.
Left Side Mirror
Display
{ Warning
SBZA does not alert the driver to
vehicles rapidly approaching outside
of the side blind zones, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals. It may not
provide alerts when changing lanes
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and 2 m (6 ft) off the ground. This
zone starts at approximately the
middle of the vehicle and goes back
5 m (16 ft).
The SBZA sensor covers a zone of
approximately one lane over from both
sides of the vehicle, or 3.5 m (11 ft).
The height of the zone is
approximately between 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Right Side Mirror
Display
When the vehicle is started, both
outside mirror SBZA displays will
briefly come on to indicate the system
is operating. When the vehicle is in a
forward gear, the left or right side
mirror display will light up if a moving
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vehicle is detected in that blind zone.
If the turn signal is activated in the
same direction of a detected vehicle,
this display will flash as an extra
warning not to change lanes.
SBZA can be disabled through vehicle
personalization. See “Collision
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 149. If SBZA is
disabled by the driver, the SBZA
mirror displays will not light up.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
SBZA displays may not come on when
passing a vehicle quickly, for a stopped
vehicle, or when towing a trailer. The
SBZA detection zones that extend back
from the side of the vehicle do not
move further back when a trailer is
towed. Use caution while changing
lanes when towing a trailer. SBZA may
alert to objects attached to the vehicle,
such as a trailer, bicycle, or object
extending out to either side of the
vehicle. This is normal system
operation; the vehicle does not need
service.
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SBZA may not always alert the driver
to vehicles in the side blind zone,
especially in wet conditions. The
system does not need to be serviced.
The system may light up due to
guardrails, signs, trees, shrubs, and
other non-moving objects. This is
normal system operation; the vehicle
does not need service.
When SBZA is disabled for any reason
other than the driver turning it off, the
Side Blind Zone Alert On option will
not be available on the
personalization menu.
SBZA may not operate when the SBZA
sensors in the left or right corners of
the rear bumper are covered with mud,
dirt, snow, ice, or slush, or in heavy
rainstorms. For cleaning instructions,
see "Washing the Vehicle" under
Exterior Care 0 308. If the DIC displays
the system unavailable message after
cleaning both sides of the vehicle
toward the rear corners of the vehicle,
see your dealer.
LANE DEPARTURE
WARNING (LDW)
If the SBZA displays do not light up
when vehicles are in the blind zone
and the system is clean, the system
may need service. Take the vehicle to
your dealer.
Radio Frequency Information
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 343.
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may provide an alert if
the vehicle is crossing a lane without
using a turn signal in that direction.
LDW uses a camera sensor to detect
the lane markings at speeds of 56
km/h (35 mph) or greater.
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Warning (Continued)
The LDW system does not steer the
vehicle. The LDW system may not:
. Provide enough time to avoid
a crash.
. Detect lane markings under
poor weather or visibility
conditions. This can occur if
the windshield or headlamps
are blocked by dirt, snow,
or ice; if they are not in
proper condition; or if the sun
shines directly into the
camera.
. Detect road edges.
or death could occur. Always keep
the windshield, headlamps, and
camera sensors clean and in good
repair. Do not use LDW in bad
weather conditions.
.
Detect lanes on winding or
hilly roads.
If LDW only detects lane markings
on one side of the road, it will only
warn you when departing the lane
on the side where it has detected a
lane marking. Always keep your
attention on the road and maintain
proper vehicle position within the
lane, or vehicle damage, injury,
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How the System Works
The LDW camera sensor is on the
windshield ahead of the rearview
mirror.
To turn LDW on and off, press @ on
the center stack to the left of the
infotainment screen. The control
indicator will light when LDW is on.
When LDW is on, @ is green if LDW
is available to warn of a lane
departure. If the vehicle crosses a
detected lane marking without using
the turn signal in that direction, @
changes to amber and flashes.
Additionally, there will be three beeps,
or the driver seat will pulse three
times, on the right or left, depending
on the lane departure direction.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The system may not detect lanes as
well when there are:
. Close vehicles ahead.
.
Sudden lighting changes, such as
when driving through tunnels.
.
Banked roads.
If the LDW system is not functioning
properly when lane markings are
clearly visible, cleaning the windshield
may help.
LDW alerts may occur due to tar
marks, shadows, cracks in the road,
temporary or construction lane
markings, or other road imperfections.
This is normal system operation; the
vehicle does not need service. Turn
LDW off if these conditions continue.
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LANE KEEP ASSIST (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal in
that direction. It may also provide a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system alert as the lane marking is
crossed. The LKA system will not
assist or provide an LDW alert if it
detects that you are actively steering.
Override LKA by turning the steering
wheel. LKA uses a camera to detect
lane markings between 60 km/h (37
mph) and 180 km/h (112 mph).
{ Warning
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
It may not keep the vehicle in the
lane or give a Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) alert, even if a lane
marking is detected.
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
The LKA and LDW systems
may not:
. Provide an alert or enough
steering assist to avoid a lane
departure or crash.
. Detect lane markings under
poor weather or visibility
conditions. This can occur if
the windshield or headlamps
are blocked by dirt, snow,
or ice, if they are not in
proper condition, or if the sun
shines directly into the
camera.
. Detect road edges.
keep your attention on the road and
maintain proper vehicle position
within the lane, or vehicle damage,
injury, or death could occur. Always
keep the windshield, headlamps,
and camera sensors clean and in
good repair. Do not use LKA in bad
weather conditions.
.
Detect lanes on winding or
hilly roads.
If LKA only detects lane markings
on one side of the road, it will only
assist or provide an LDW alert when
approaching the lane on the side
where it has detected a lane
marking. Even with LKA and LDW,
you must steer the vehicle. Always
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{ Warning
Using LKA while towing a trailer or
on slippery roads could cause loss
of control of the vehicle and a
crash. Turn the system off.
How the System Works
The LKA camera sensor is on the
windshield ahead of the rearview
mirror.
To turn LKA on and off, press
on the center stack.
A
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When on, A is green if LKA is
available to assist and provide LDW
alerts. It may assist by gently turning
the steering wheel and display A
as amber if the vehicle approaches a
detected lane marking without using a
turn signal in that direction. It may
also provide an LDW alert by
flashing A amber as the lane
marking is crossed. Additionally, there
will be three beeps, or the driver seat
will pulse three times, on the right or
left, depending on the lane departure
direction.
The LKA system does not continuously
steer the vehicle. If LKA does not
detect active driver steering, an alert
and chime may be provided. Move the
steering wheel to dismiss.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The system performance may be
affected by:
. Close vehicles ahead.
.
Sudden lighting changes, such as
when driving through tunnels.
.
Banked roads.
.
Roads with poor lane markings,
such as two-lane roads.
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.
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 LFX 3.6L V6 engine, use
regular unleaded gasoline meeting
ASTM specification D4814 with a
posted octane rating of 87 or higher.
Do not use gasoline with a posted
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octane rating of less than 87, as this
may cause engine knock and will lower
fuel economy.
For the LF3 3.6L Twin Turbo
V6 engine, use premium unleaded
gasoline meeting ASTM specification
D4814 with a posted octane rating of
93. If unavailable, unleaded gasoline
with a posted octane rating of 91 may
be used, but with reduced performance
and fuel economy. If the octane is less
than 91, the engine could be damaged
and the repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. If heavy
knocking is heard when using gasoline
rated at 93 octane, the engine needs
service.
Prohibited Fuels
Caution
Do not use fuels with any of the
following conditions; doing so may
damage the vehicle and void its
warranty:
. For vehicles which are not
FlexFuel, fuel labeled greater
than 15% ethanol by volume,
such as mid-level ethanol
blends (16 – 50% ethanol),
E85, or FlexFuel.
. Fuel with any amount of
methanol, methylal, and
aniline. These fuels can
corrode metal fuel system
parts or damage plastic and
rubber parts.
. Fuel containing metals such
as methylcyclopentadienyl
manganese tricarbonyl
(MMT), which can damage the
emissions control system and
spark plugs.
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Caution (Continued)
.
Fuel with a posted octane
rating of less than the
recommended fuel. Using this
fuel will lower fuel economy
and performance, and may
decrease the life of the
emissions catalyst.
CALIFORNIA FUEL
REQUIREMENTS
If the vehicle is certified to meet
California Emissions Standards, it is
designed to operate on fuels that meet
California specifications. See the
underhood emission control label.
If this fuel is not available in states
adopting California Emissions
Standards, the vehicle will operate
satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal
specifications, but emission control
system performance may be affected.
The malfunction indicator lamp could
turn on and the vehicle may not pass
a smog-check test. See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
0 124. If this occurs, return to your
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authorized dealer for diagnosis. If it is
determined that the condition is
caused by the type of fuel used,
repairs may not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
FUELS IN FOREIGN
COUNTRIES
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico post fuel
octane ratings in anti-knock index
(AKI). For fuel not to use in a foreign
country, see “Prohibited Fuels” in
Fuel 0 226.
FUEL ADDITIVES
To keep fuel systems clean, TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline is recommended.
See Fuel 0 226.
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.
FILLING THE TANK
{ Warning
Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn
violently and can cause injury or
death.
.
To help avoid injuries to you
and others, read and follow all
the instructions on the fuel
pump island.
.
Turn off the engine when
refueling.
.
Keep sparks, flames, and
smoking materials away
from fuel.
.
Do not leave the fuel pump
unattended.
.
Do not use a cell phone while
refueling.
.
Do not reenter the vehicle
while pumping fuel.
.
Keep children away from the
fuel pump and never let
children pump fuel.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Fuel can spray out if the
refueling nozzle is inserted
too quickly. This spray can
happen if the tank is nearly
full, and is more likely in hot
weather. Insert the refueling
nozzle slowly and wait for any
hiss noise to stop prior to
beginning to flow fuel.
If equipped, the fuel door is locked
when the vehicle doors are locked.
Press K on the RKE transmitter to
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unlock. To open the fuel door, push
and release the rearward center edge
of the door.
The vehicle has a capless refueling
system and does not have a fuel cap.
The filling nozzle must be fully
inserted and latched prior to starting
fuel flow.
{ Warning
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.
.
{ Warning
2.
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.
{ Warning
Filling the Tank with a Portable
Gas Can
If the vehicle runs out of fuel and
must be filled from a portable gas can:
Insert and latch the funnel into
the capless fuel system.
Attempting to refuel without using
the funnel adapter may cause fuel
spillage and damage the capless fuel
system. This could cause a fire and
you or others could be badly burned
and the vehicle could be damaged.
3.
Remove and clean the funnel
adapter and return to the storage
location.
FILLING A PORTABLE FUEL
CONTAINER
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 0 308.
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{ Warning
1.
Locate the capless funnel adapter
from under the carpet in the
trunk.
If this is a professional vehicle,
see the Coachbuilder’s Owner
Manual for funnel adapter
location.
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.
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Warning (Continued)
You or others could be badly burned
and the vehicle could be damaged.
Always:
. Use approved fuel containers.
.
Remove the container from
the vehicle, trunk, or pickup
bed before filling.
.
Place the container on the
ground.
.
Place the nozzle inside the fill
opening of the container
before dispensing fuel, and
keep it in contact with the fill
opening until filling is
complete.
.
Fill the container no more
than 95% full to allow for
expansion.
.
Do not smoke, light matches,
or use lighters while
pumping fuel.
.
Avoid using cell phones or
other electronic devices.
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 0 306. For towing
the vehicle behind another vehicle
such as a motor home, see
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 306.
.
Do not tow a trailer during the
first 800 km (500 mi) to prevent
damage to the engine, axle,
or other parts.
.
Then during the first 800 km
(500 mi) of trailer towing, do not
drive over 80 km/h (50 mph) and
do not make starts at full throttle.
.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive). 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) 0 220.
.
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.
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{ 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 0 193.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. The
combination you are driving is longer
and not as responsive as the vehicle
itself. Get acquainted with the
handling and braking of the rig before
setting out for the open road.
Before starting, check all trailer hitch
parts and attachments, safety chains,
electrical connectors, lamps, tires, and
mirrors. If the trailer has electric
brakes, start the combination moving
and then apply the trailer brake
controller by hand to be sure the
brakes work.
During the trip, check occasionally to
be sure that the load is secure and the
lamps and any trailer brakes still work.
Following Distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the
vehicle ahead as you would when
driving the vehicle without a trailer.
This can help to avoid heavy braking
and sudden turns.
Passing
More passing distance is needed when
towing a trailer. The combination will
not accelerate as quickly and is longer,
so it is necessary to go much farther
beyond the passed vehicle before
returning to the lane.
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Backing Up
Hold the bottom of the steering wheel
with one hand. To move the trailer to
the left, move that hand to the left. To
move the trailer to the right, move
your hand to the right. Always back up
slowly and, if possible, have someone
guide you.
Making Turns
Caution
Making very sharp turns while
trailering could cause the trailer to
come in contact with the vehicle.
The vehicle could be damaged.
Avoid making very sharp turns
while trailering.
When turning with a trailer, make
wider turns than normal. Do this so
the trailer will not strike soft
shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees,
or other objects. Avoid jerky or sudden
maneuvers. Signal well in advance.
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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
turning the engine off. If the overheat
warning comes on, see Engine
Overheating 0 253.
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
1.
Apply and hold the brake pedal.
2.
Start the engine.
3.
Shift into a gear.
4.
Release the parking brake.
5.
Let up on the brake pedal.
6.
Drive slowly until the trailer is
clear of the chocks.
7.
Stop and have someone pick up
and store the chocks.
Maintenance when Trailer
Towing
The vehicle needs service more often
when pulling a trailer. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 319. 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.
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Check periodically to see that all hitch
nuts and bolts are tight.
TRAILER TOWING
Before pulling a trailer, three
important considerations have to do
with weight:
. Weight of the trailer.
.
Weight of the trailer tongue.
.
Total weight on your vehicle's
tires.
Weight of the Trailer
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
It should never weigh more than
454 kg (1,000 lb). But even that can be
too heavy.
It depends on how the rig is used. For
example, speed, altitude, road grades,
outside temperature, and how much
the vehicle is used to pull a trailer are
all important. It can depend on any
special equipment on the vehicle, and
the amount of tongue weight the
vehicle can carry. See “Weight of the
Trailer Tongue” following.
Maximum trailer weight is calculated
assuming 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.
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GVW because the vehicle will be
carrying that weight, too. See Vehicle
Load Limits 0 182.
Ask your dealer for trailering
information or advice, or write us at
our Customer Assistance Offices. See
Customer Assistance Offices 0 336.
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
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.
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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 0 182. Make sure not to
go over the GVW limit for the vehicle,
including the weight of the trailer
tongue.
TOWING EQUIPMENT
Hitches
Use the correct hitch equipment. See
your dealer or a hitch dealer for
assistance.
. The rear bumper on the vehicle is
not intended for hitches. Do not
attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to it. Use only
a frame-mounted hitch that does
not attach to the bumper.
. 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 0 193.
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.
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) 0 124.
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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General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories and Modifications . . .
237
237
237
237
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Engine Compartment
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Engine Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Automatic Transmission Fluid . . . 247
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . 247
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Overheated Engine Protection
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Power Steering Fluid (LFX
with FWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Power Steering Fluid (LF3 and
LFX with AWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Battery - North America . . . . . . . . . . 258
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . 260
Windshield Replacement . . . . . . . . . 260
Headlamp Aiming
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Bulb Replacement
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back-Up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
261
261
262
262
262
263
Electrical System
Electrical System Overload . . . . . . . 263
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . 264
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . . 267
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Wheels and Tires
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Tire Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Tire Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Tire Terminology and
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Tire Pressure Monitor System . . . 279
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Tire Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Different Size Tires and
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . 287
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
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If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Full-Size Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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GENERAL INFORMATION
291
For service and parts needs, visit your
dealer. You will receive genuine GM
parts and GM-trained and supported
service people.
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298
302
303
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 0 258 and
Jump Starting - North America 0 303.
CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE
MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS
Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
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.
Towing the Vehicle
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . . 306
Appearance Care
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION
65 WARNING
WARNING: Most motor vehicles,
including this one, as well as many of
its service parts and fluids, contain
and/or emit chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
ACCESSORIES AND
MODIFICATIONS
Adding non-dealer accessories or
making modifications to the vehicle
can affect vehicle performance and
safety, including such things as
airbags, braking, stability, ride and
handling, emissions systems,
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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.
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 0 342.
This vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to do your own
service work, see Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 82.
Keep a record with all parts receipts
and list the mileage and the date of
any service work performed. See
Maintenance Records 0 330.
Caution
Even small amounts of
contamination can cause damage to
vehicle systems. Do not allow
contaminants to contact the fluids,
reservoir caps, or dipsticks.
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HOOD
To open the hood:
2.
1.
Pull the hood release lever with
this symbol on it. It is inside the
vehicle on the lower side of the
instrument panel.
Go to the front of the vehicle to
find the secondary hood release
handle. The handle is under the
front edge of the hood near the
center. Push the handle to the
right and at the same time raise
the hood.
Before closing the hood, be sure all the
filler caps are on properly. Then bring
the hood from full open to within
15 cm (6 in) from the closed position,
pause, 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
3.6L V6 Engine
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1.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 247.
2.
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
(Under Engine Cover) (If
Equipped). See Power Steering
Fluid (LFX with FWD) 0 255 or
Power Steering Fluid (LF3 and
LFX with AWD) 0 255.
3.
Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 244.
4.
Engine Oil Dipstick (Out of View).
See Engine Oil 0 244.
5.
Engine Cover 0 243.
6.
Engine Cooling Fans (Out of
View). See Cooling System 0 249.
7.
Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brake
Fluid 0 257.
8.
Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Engine
Coolant 0 250.
9.
Battery - North America 0 258
(Battery Cover not Shown).
10.
Remote Positive (+) Terminal
(Battery Cover not Shown). See
Jump Starting - North
America 0 303.
11.
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 264.
12.
Remote Negative (−) Terminal
(Out of View). See Jump Starting
- North America 0 303.
13.
Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 256.
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1.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 247.
2.
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
(Under Engine Cover). See Power
Steering Fluid (LFX with FWD)
0 255 or Power Steering Fluid
(LF3 and LFX with AWD) 0 255.
3.
Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 244.
4.
Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 244.
5.
Engine Cover 0 243.
6.
Engine Cooling Fans (Out of
View). See Cooling System 0 249.
7.
Charged Air Coolant Reservoir
and Pressure Cap. See Engine
Coolant 0 250.
8.
Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brake
Fluid 0 257.
9.
Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Engine
Coolant 0 250.
10.
Battery - North America 0 258
(Battery Cover not Shown).
11.
Remote Positive (+) Terminal
(Battery Cover not Shown). See
Jump Starting - North
America 0 303.
12.
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 264.
13.
Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 256.
14.
Remote Negative (−) Terminal
(Out of View). See Jump Starting
- North America 0 303.
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3.6L V6 Engine
1. Engine Oil Fill Cap
2. Engine Cover Bolt
3. Engine Cover
To remove:
1.
Remove the oil fill cap (1).
2.
Remove the engine cover bolt (2).
3.
Raise the engine cover (3) to
release it from the retainers.
4.
Lift and remove the engine cover.
5.
Reverse Steps 1–4 to reinstall the
engine cover.
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ENGINE OIL
3.6L V6 Engine Twin Turbo Engine
1. Engine Oil Fill Cap
2. Engine Cover
3. Engine Cover Bolt
To remove:
1.
Remove the oil fill cap (1).
2.
Remove the engine cover bolt (3).
3.
Raise the engine cover (2) to
release it from the retainers.
4.
Lift and remove the engine cover.
5.
Reverse Steps 1–4 to reinstall the
engine cover.
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 0 246.
. 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
dipstick handle is a loop. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 240 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
3.6L V6 Engine
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 0 332.
Caution
Do not add too much oil. Oil levels
above or below the acceptable
operating range shown on the
dipstick are harmful to the engine.
If you find that you have an oil level
above the operating range, i.e., the
engine has so much oil that the oil
level gets above the cross-hatched
area that shows the proper
operating range, the engine could be
damaged. You should drain out the
excess oil or limit driving of the
vehicle and seek a service
professional to remove the excess
amount of oil.
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
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
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 240 for the location of the engine oil
fill cap.
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Add enough oil to put the level
somewhere in the proper operating
range. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when through.
Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil depends
on both the proper oil specification
and viscosity grade. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 328.
Specification
Ask for and use engine oils that meet
the dexos1™ specification. Engine oils
that have been approved by GM as
meeting the dexos1 specification are
marked with the dexos1 approved
logo. See www.gmdexos.com.
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Caution
Engine Oil Additives/Engine Oil
Flushes
Failure to use the recommended
engine oil or equivalent can result
in engine damage not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Do not add anything to the oil. The
recommended oils meeting the dexos1
specification are all that is needed for
good performance and engine
protection.
Viscosity Grade
Use SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade
engine oil.
Cold Temperature Operation: In an
area of extreme cold, where the
temperature falls below −29 °C (−20 °F),
an SAE 0W-30 oil may be used. An oil
of this viscosity grade will provide
easier cold starting for the engine at
extremely low temperatures. When
selecting an oil of the appropriate
viscosity grade, it is recommended to
select an oil of the correct
specification. See “Specification” earlier
in this section.
Engine oil system flushes are not
recommended and could cause engine
damage not covered by the vehicle
warranty.
What to Do with Used Oil
Used engine oil contains certain
elements that can be unhealthy for
your skin and could even cause cancer.
Do not let used oil stay on your skin
for very long. Clean your skin and
nails with soap and water, or a good
hand cleaner. Wash or properly
dispose of clothing or rags containing
used engine oil. See the
manufacturer's warnings about the use
and disposal of oil products.
Used oil can be a threat to the
environment. If you change your own
oil, be sure to drain all the oil from the
filter before disposal. Never dispose of
oil by putting it in the trash or pouring
it on the ground, into sewers, or into
streams or bodies of water. Recycle it
by taking it to a place that collects
used oil.
ENGINE OIL LIFE SYSTEM
When to Change Engine Oil
This vehicle has a computer system
that indicates when to change the
engine oil and filter. This is based on a
combination of factors which include
engine revolutions, engine
temperature, and miles driven. Based
on driving conditions, the mileage at
which an oil change is indicated can
vary considerably. For the oil life
system to work properly, the system
must be reset every time the oil is
changed.
When the system has calculated that
oil life has been diminished, it
indicates that an oil change is
necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message comes on. See Engine
Oil Messages 0 142. 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
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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) 0 133. When
remaining oil life is low, the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message will appear on the
display. See Engine Oil
Messages 0 142.
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:
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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
A transmission fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs,
take the vehicle to your dealer and
have it repaired as soon as possible.
See your dealer to have the fluid and
filter changed at the intervals listed in
the Maintenance Schedule 0 319.
1.
Turn the ignition on with the
engine off.
ENGINE AIR CLEANER/
FILTER
2.
Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
The engine air cleaner/filter is in the
engine compartment on the passenger
side of the vehicle. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 240.
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.
When to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
For intervals on changing and
inspecting the engine air cleaner/filter,
see Maintenance Schedule 0 319.
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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
dust and dirt. Inspect the engine air
cleaner/filter for damage, and replace
if damaged. Do not clean the engine
air cleaner/filter or components with
water or compressed air.
To inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter:
3.6L V6 Engine
1.
Remove the seven screws on top
of the engine air cleaner/filter
housing.
2.
Lift the air cleaner/filter cover
housing away from the engine.
3.
Pull out the filter.
4.
Inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter.
5.
Reverse Steps 1–3 to reinstall the
filter cover housing.
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
1.
2.
3.
4.
Screws
Secondary Air Hose
Lower Air Duct Clamp
Lower Electrical Connector
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5. Upper Electrical Connector
6. Upper Air Duct Clamp
{ Warning
1.
Disconnect the lower and upper
outlet ducts by loosening the
lower (3) and upper (6) air duct
clamps.
2.
Disconnect the lower (4) and
upper (5) electrical connectors
and wiring attachments from the
air cleaner/filter cover.
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.
3.
Remove the screws (1) on top of
the air cleaner/filter cover.
4.
Lift the air cleaner/filter cover
housing away from the engine.
5.
Pull out the air cleaner/filter.
6.
Inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter.
7.
Reverse Steps 1–5 to reinstall the
air cleaner/filter cover housing.
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COOLING SYSTEM
The cooling system allows the engine
to maintain the correct working
temperature.
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.
3.6L V6 Engine
1. Electric Engine Cooling Fans
(Out of View)
2. Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap
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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 Twin Turbo Engine
1. Electric Engine Cooling Fans
(Out of View)
2. Charged Air Coolant (CAC)
Bottle and Pressure Cap
3. Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap
{ 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.
ENGINE COOLANT
The engine and Charged Air Coolant
(CAC) cooling systems in the vehicle
are filled with DEX-COOL® engine
coolant mixture. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 328 and
Maintenance Schedule 0 319.
The following explains the cooling
systems and how to check and add
coolant when it is low. If there is a
problem with engine overheating, see
Engine Overheating 0 253.
What to Use
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.
{ 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
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Caution
warning. The engine could catch fire
and you or others could be burned.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean,
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant.
If improper coolant mixture,
inhibitors, or additives are used in
the vehicle cooling system, the
engine could overheat and be
damaged. Too much water in the
mixture can freeze and crack engine
cooling parts. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle warranty.
Use only the proper mixture of
engine coolant for the cooling
system. See Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants 0 328.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean,
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant. If using this mixture, nothing
else needs to be added. This mixture:
. Gives freezing protection down to
−37 °C (−34 °F), outside
temperature.
. Gives boiling protection up to 129
°C (265 °F), engine temperature.
. Protects against rust and corrosion.
.
Will not damage aluminum parts.
.
Helps keep the proper engine
temperature.
Never dispose of engine coolant by
putting it in the trash, pouring it on
the ground, or pouring into sewers,
streams, or bodies of water. Have the
coolant changed by an authorized
service center, familiar with legal
requirements regarding used coolant
disposal. This will help protect the
environment and your health.
Checking Coolant
The vehicle must be on a level surface
when checking the coolant level.
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The engine coolant surge tank and
CAC bottle are in the engine
compartment on the driver side of the
vehicle. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 240.
Check to see if coolant is visible in the
surge tank and CAC bottle. If the
coolant inside the 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
mark pointed to on the surge tank or
at the CAC bottle COLD FILL mark,
add a 50/50 mixture of clean,
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant.
Be sure the cooling system is cool
before this is done.
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If no coolant is visible in the coolant
surge tank or CAC bottle, add coolant
as follows:
How to Add Coolant to the
Surge Tank
{ 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.
{ Warning
2.
Keep turning the pressure cap
slowly and remove it.
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.
3.
Fill the coolant surge tank with
the proper mixture to the mark
pointed to on the front of the
coolant surge tank.
4.
With the coolant surge tank
pressure cap off, start the engine
and let it run until you can feel
the upper radiator hose getting
hot. Watch out for the engine
cooling fans. By this time, the
coolant level inside the coolant
surge tank may be lower. If the
level is lower, add more of the
proper mixture to the coolant
surge tank until the level reaches
the mark pointed to on the front
of the coolant surge tank.
5.
Replace the pressure cap tightly.
Caution
This vehicle has a specific coolant
fill procedure. Failure to follow this
procedure could cause the engine to
overheat and be severely damaged.
The coolant surge tank pressure cap
can be removed when the cooling
system, including the surge tank
pressure cap and upper radiator hose,
is no longer hot.
1.
Turn the pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise. If a hiss is
heard, wait for that to stop.
A hiss means there is still some
pressure left.
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How to Add Coolant to the CAC
Bottle
{ 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.
The CAC bottle pressure cap can be
removed when the Charged Air
Coolant cooling system, including the
CAC bottle pressure cap, is no
longer hot.
1.
Turn the pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise and remove it.
2.
Fill the CAC bottle with the
proper mixture to the COLD FILL
mark pointed to on the front of
the CAC bottle.
3.
Replace the pressure cap tightly.
Caution
ENGINE OVERHEATING
This vehicle has a specific coolant
fill procedure. Failure to follow this
procedure could cause the engine to
overheat and be severely damaged.
The vehicle has an engine coolant
temperature gauge and an engine
temperature light to warn of engine
overheating.
There are also engine hot messages
that may be displayed in the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See Engine
Cooling System Messages 0 141.
If the decision is made not to lift the
hood when one of these warnings
appears, but get service help right
away. See Roadside Service 0 337.
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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 fans are running. If the engine
is overheating, the fans should be
running. If they are not, do not
continue to run the engine and have
the vehicle serviced.
Caution
Running the engine without coolant
may cause damage or a fire. Vehicle
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. See Overheated
Engine Protection Operating Mode
0 255 for information on driving to
a safe place in an emergency.
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If Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
{ Warning
Steam from an overheated engine
can burn you badly, even if you just
open the hood. Stay away from the
engine if you see or hear steam
coming from it. Just turn it off and
get everyone away from the vehicle
until it cools down. Wait until there
is no sign of steam or coolant
before you open the hood.
If you keep driving when the engine
is overheated, the liquids in it can
catch fire. You or others could be
badly burned. Stop the engine if it
overheats, and get out of the vehicle
until the engine is cool.
If No Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
If an engine overheat warning is
displayed but no steam can be seen or
heard, the problem may not be too
serious. Sometimes the engine can get
a little too hot when the vehicle:
. Climbs a long hill on a hot day.
.
Stops after high-speed driving.
.
Idles for long periods in traffic.
.
Tows a trailer.
If the overheat warning is displayed
with no sign of steam:
1.
Turn the air conditioning off.
2.
Turn the heater on to the highest
temperature and to the highest
fan speed. Open the windows as
necessary.
3.
When it is safe to do so, pull off
the road, shift to P (Park) or
N (Neutral), and let the
engine idle.
If the temperature overheat gauge is
no longer in the overheat zone or an
overheat warning no longer displays,
the vehicle can be driven. Continue to
drive the vehicle slow for about
10 minutes. Keep a safe vehicle
distance from the car in front of you.
If the warning does not come back on,
continue to drive normally 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.
Also, see “Overheated Engine
Protection Operating Mode” next in
this section.
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OVERHEATED ENGINE
PROTECTION
OPERATING MODE
This emergency operating mode allows
the vehicle to be driven to a safe place
in an emergency situation. If an
overheated engine condition exists, an
overheat protection mode, which
alternates firing groups of cylinders,
helps prevent engine damage. In this
mode, there is significant loss in
power and engine performance.
The engine coolant temperature
warning light comes on in the
instrument cluster, to indicate the
vehicle has entered overheated engine
protection operating mode. The
temperature gauge also indicates an
overheat condition exists. Driving
extended distances and/or towing a
trailer in the overheat protection mode
should be avoided.
POWER STEERING FLUID
(LFX WITH FWD)
The vehicle has electric power steering
and does not use power steering fluid.
POWER STEERING FLUID
(LF3 AND LFX WITH AWD)
The power steering fluid reservoir is
under the engine cover on the
passenger side toward the rear of the
engine compartment. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 240.
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To check the power steering fluid:
1.
Remove the engine cover. Refer
to Engine Cover 0 243.
2.
Wipe the cap and the top of the
reservoir clean.
3.
Turn the cap counterclockwise
and pull it straight up.
4.
Wipe the dipstick with a
clean rag.
5.
Replace the cap and completely
tighten it.
6.
Remove the cap again and look
at the fluid level on the dipstick.
When to Check Power Steering
Fluid
It is not necessary to regularly check
power steering fluid unless you
suspect there is a leak in the system or
an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss
in this system could indicate a
problem. Have the system inspected
and repaired.
How to Check Power Steering
Fluid
Check the level when the engine
is cool.
The fluid level should be between
MIN and MAX on the dipstick.
What to Use
To determine what kind of fluid to
use, see Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 328. Always use the
proper fluid.
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WASHER FLUID
What to Use
When adding windshield washer fluid
to the vehicle, be sure to read the
manufacturer instructions before use.
If you will be operating your vehicle in
an area where the temperature may
fall below freezing, use a fluid that has
sufficient protection against freezing.
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.
Adding Washer Fluid
The appropriate message will appear
on the Driver Information Center (DIC)
when the fluid level is low. See Washer
Fluid Messages 0 148.
Open the cap with the washer symbol
on it. Add washer fluid until the tank
is full. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 240 for reservoir location.
.
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 occurs,
which could damage the tank
if it is completely full.
BRAKES
Disc brake pads have built-in wear
indicators that make a high-pitched
warning sound when the brake pads
are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or can be
heard all the time when the vehicle is
moving, except when applying the
brake pedal firmly.
{ 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.
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Some driving conditions or climates
can cause a brake squeal when the
brakes are first applied or lightly
applied. This does not mean
something is wrong with the brakes.
many other ways if the wrong
replacement brake parts are installed
or if parts are improperly installed.
BRAKE FLUID
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 0 332.
Brake pads should be replaced as
complete sets.
Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal does
not return to normal height, or if there
is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This
could be a sign that brake service may
be required.
Replacing Brake System Parts
Always replace brake system parts
with new, approved replacement parts.
If this is not done, the brakes may not
work properly. The braking
performance expected can change in
The brake master cylinder reservoir is
filled with GM approved DOT 3 brake
fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 240 for the location of the reservoir.
Checking Brake Fluid
With the vehicle in P (Park) on a level
surface, the brake fluid level should be
between the minimum and maximum
marks on the brake fluid reservoir.
There are only two reasons why the
brake fluid level in the reservoir may
go down:
. Normal brake lining wear. When
new linings are installed, the fluid
level goes back up.
.
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A fluid leak in the brake hydraulic
system. Have the brake hydraulic
system fixed. With a leak, the
brakes will not work well.
Always clean the brake fluid reservoir
cap and the area around the cap
before removing it.
Do not top off the brake fluid. Adding
fluid does not correct a leak. If fluid is
added when the linings are worn, there
will be too much fluid when new brake
linings are installed. Add or remove
fluid, as necessary, only when work is
done on the brake hydraulic system.
{ Warning
If too much brake fluid is added, it
can spill on the engine and burn,
if the engine is hot enough. You or
others could be burned, and the
vehicle could be damaged. Add
brake fluid only when work is done
on the brake hydraulic system.
When the brake fluid falls to a low
level, the brake warning light comes
on. See Brake System Warning
Light 0 125.
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Brake fluid absorbs water over time
which degrades the effectiveness of
the brake fluid. Replace brake fluid at
the specified intervals to prevent
increased stopping distance. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 319.
BATTERY - NORTH
AMERICA
What to Add
Refer to the replacement number
shown on the original battery label
when a new battery is needed. See
Engine Compartment Overview 0 240
for battery location.
Use only GM approved DOT 3 brake
fluid from a clean, sealed container.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 328.
{ 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.
The original equipment battery is
maintenance free. Do not remove the
cap and do not add fluid.
{ 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 0 237.
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 0 303 for tips on working
around a battery without
getting hurt.
Infrequent Usage: Remove the black,
negative (−) cable from the battery to
keep the battery from running down.
Extended Storage: Remove the black,
negative (−) cable from the battery or
use a battery trickle charger.
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Transfer Case
Under normal driving conditions,
transfer case fluid does not require
maintenance unless there is a fluid
leak or unusual noise. If required, have
the transfer case serviced by your
dealer.
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STARTER SWITCH CHECK
{ Warning
When you are doing this inspection,
the vehicle could move suddenly.
If the vehicle moves, you or others
could be injured.
1.
Before starting this check, be sure
there is enough room around the
vehicle.
2.
Firmly apply both the parking
brake and the regular brake. See
Electric Parking Brake 0 197.
Do not use the accelerator pedal,
and be ready to turn off the
engine immediately if it starts.
3.
Try to start the engine in each
gear. The vehicle should start
only in P (Park) or N (Neutral).
If the vehicle starts in any other
position, contact your dealer for
service.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION SHIFT LOCK
CONTROL FUNCTION CHECK
{ Warning
When you are doing this inspection,
the vehicle could move suddenly.
If the vehicle moves, you or others
could be injured.
1.
Before starting this check, be sure
there is enough room around the
vehicle. It should be parked on a
level surface.
2.
Firmly apply the parking brake.
See Electric Parking Brake 0 197.
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 or cracking.
It is a good idea to clean the wiper
blade assembly on a regular basis.
When worn, or when cleaning is
ineffective, replace the wiper blade.
For proper windshield wiper blade
length and type, see Maintenance
Replacement Parts 0 329.
Caution
Allowing the wiper arm to touch the
windshield when no wiper blade is
installed could damage the
windshield. Any damage that occurs
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not allow the wiper
arm to touch the windshield.
To replace the wiper blade:
1.
Pull the 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.
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.
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Driver Assistance Systems
HEADLAMP AIMING
BULB REPLACEMENT
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 0 143.
Headlamp aim has been preset and
should need no further adjustment.
For the proper type of replacement
bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs 0 263.
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.
HIGH INTENSITY
DISCHARGE (HID) LIGHTING
{ Warning
The High Intensity Discharge (HID)
lighting system operates at a very
high voltage. If you try to service
any of the system components, you
could be seriously injured. Have
your dealer or a qualified technician
service them.
After an HID headlamp bulb has been
replaced, the beam might be a slightly
different shade than it was originally.
This is normal.
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LED LIGHTING
This vehicle has several LED lamps.
For replacement of any LED lighting
assembly, contact your dealer.
BACK-UP LAMPS
1. Back-Up Bulb Socket
2. Back-Up Lamp Assembly
To replace one of these bulbs:
1.
Reach under the rear fascia and
locate the back-up lamp
assembly.
2.
Remove the bulb socket (1) by
turning counterclockwise and
pulling straight out of the lamp
assembly (2).
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.
LICENSE PLATE LAMP
Lamp Assembly
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5.
6.
Push the replacement bulb
straight into the bulb socket and
turn the bulb socket clockwise to
install it into the lamp assembly.
Push the lamp assembly back
into position until the release tab
locks into place.
REPLACEMENT BULBS
Exterior Lamp
Bulb Assembly
1. Bulb Socket
2. Bulb
3. Lamp Assembly
To replace one of these bulbs:
1.
Push the lamp assembly (3)
toward the right.
2.
Pull the lamp assembly down to
remove.
3.
Turn the bulb socket (1)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the lamp assembly (3).
4.
Pull the bulb (2) straight out of
the bulb socket (1).
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.
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Headlamp Wiring
An electrical overload may cause the
lamps to go on and off, or in some
cases to remain off. Have the
headlamp wiring checked right away if
the lamps go on and off or remain off.
Windshield Wipers
If the wiper motor overheats due to
heavy snow or ice, the windshield
wipers will stop until the motor cools
and will then restart.
Although the circuit is protected from
electrical overload, overload due to
heavy snow or ice may cause wiper
linkage damage. Always clear ice and
heavy snow from the windshield
before using the windshield wipers.
If the overload is caused by an
electrical problem and not snow or ice,
be sure to get it fixed.
FUSES AND CIRCUIT
BREAKERS
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
FUSE BLOCK
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are
protected from short circuits by a
combination of fuses and circuit
breakers. This greatly reduces the
chance of damage caused by electrical
problems.
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 0 264,
Instrument Panel Fuse Block 0 267,
and Rear Compartment Fuse
Block 0 268.
To remove the fuse block cover,
squeeze the three retaining clips on
the cover and lift it straight up.
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
The vehicle may not be equipped with
all of the fuses, relays, and features
shown.
Fuses
Usage
1
Transmission control
module
2
Engine control
module
3
A/C clutch
4
–
Fuses
5
Usage
Engine control
module/Run/Crank
6
Wiper
8
Ignition coils – even
(V6 engine)
9
Ignition coils – odd
(V6 engine)
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Usage
10
Engine control
module/Switched
battery
11
Post-catalytic
converter O2 sensor
heater (V6 engine)/
Mass air flow sensor/
Flex fuel sensor
12
Starter
13
Transmission control
module/Chassis
control module/Run/
Crank
14
Right rear heated seat
15
Left rear heated seat
16
–
17
Body Run/Crank
18
Autonet Run/Crank
20
–
21
Rear power windows
22
Sunroof
23
Variable effort
steering
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Fuses
Usage
Fuses
24
Front power windows
44
Headlamp washer
25
Retained accessory
power
45
Cooling fan K1
46
Cooling fan relay
26
ABS pump
47
27
Electric parking brake
Pre-catalytic converter
O2 sensor heater
(V6 engine)/Canister
purge solenoid
Usage
Fuses
Usage
62
Massage memory
bolster
64
Adaptive forward
lighting module
66
Trunk release
67
Chassis control
module
69
Regulated voltage
control sensor
28
Rear window defogger
29
Passive entry/Passive
start
48
Coolant pump
30
AWD module
49
Right HID headlamp
31
Left front heated seat
50
Left HID headlamp
70
Vent canister solenoid
32
Body control module 6
51
Horn
71
Memory module
33
Right front
heated seat
52
Run/Crank
53
Interior rearview
mirror/Run/Crank/
Rear vision camera
1
A/C clutch
2
Starter
54
Run/Crank/HVAC
4
Wiper speed
55
Exterior rearview
mirror/Front window
switches
5
Wiper control
7
Engine control
module
56
Windshield washer
8
–
57
Steering column lock
9
Cooling fan
60
Heated mirror
10
Cooling fan
34
ABS valves
35
Amplifier
37
Right high-beam
headlamp
38
Left high-beam
headlamp
41
Brake vacuum
assist pump
42
Cooling fan K2
Relays
Usage
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Relays
Usage
11
Headlamp washer
13
Cooling fan
14
Low-beam headlamps
15
Run/Crank
17
Rear window defogger
Press in on the sides of the door to
release it from the instrument panel.
Pull the door toward you to release it
from the hinge.
INSTRUMENT PANEL FUSE
BLOCK
The vehicle may not be equipped with
all of the fuses, relays, and features
shown.
Fuses
Usage
The instrument panel fuse block is in
the instrument panel, on the driver
side of the vehicle. To access the fuses,
open the fuse panel door by pulling
down at the top.
Fuses
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Usage
5
Infotainment center
stack displays/
Head-up display/
Instrument cluster/
Rear seat
entertainment
6
Power outlet 1
7
Power outlet 2
8
Body control module 1
9
Body control module 4
10
Body control module 8
11
Front HVAC blower
12
Passenger Seat
13
Driver seat
14
Diagnostic link
connector
15
Airbag AOS
16
Glove box
1
Wireless charger
module
2
Body control module 7
17
HVAC controller
3
Body control module 5
18
Logistics
Radio
19
–
20
Telematics (OnStar)
4
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Fuses
Usage
21
CGM
22
Steering wheel
controls/Backlight
23
Body control module 3
24
Body control module 2
25
Power steering
column
26
AC DC inverter
Relays
REAR COMPARTMENT FUSE
BLOCK
Usage
R1
Glove box
R2
Logistics
R3
Retained accessory
power
The rear compartment fuse block is on
the left side of the trunk behind a
cover.
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Fuses
The vehicle may not be equipped with
all of the fuses, relays, and features
shown.
Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
Usage
F13
–
F14
–
F15
–
F16
Video processing
module
F17
–
F18
Semi-active damping
system
F19
Universal garage door
opener/Rain, light,
and humidity sensor
F20
Shunt
F21
Side blind zone
F22
–
F06
–
F23
AWD
F07
–
F24
–
–
F01
–
F08
Front courtesy lamps
F25
F02
–
F09
–
F26
–
–
F03
–
F10
–
F27
F04
Leveling compressor
F11
–
F28
–
–
F29
–
F05
–
F12
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Fuses
Usage
F30
Front camera/EOCM
F31
Rear parking assist/
Lane departure
warning
F32
–
F33
–
F34
–
F35
–
F36
–
F37
–
Relays
WHEELS AND TIRES
TIRES
K1
–
K2
Front courtesy lamps
relay
K3
Leveling compressor
relay
K4
Logic
.
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.
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Usage
Warning (Continued)
.
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 0 182.
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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 0 279 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 0 271.
WINTER TIRES
This vehicle was not originally
equipped with winter tires. Winter
tires are designed for increased
traction on snow and ice-covered
roads. Consider installing winter tires
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on the vehicle if frequent driving on
ice or snow covered roads is expected.
See your dealer for details regarding
winter tire availability and proper tire
selection. Also, see Buying New
Tires 0 285.
With winter tires, there may be
decreased dry road traction, increased
road noise, and shorter tread life. After
changing to winter tires, be alert for
changes in vehicle handling and
braking.
If using winter tires:
. Use tires of the same brand and
tread type on all four wheel
positions.
. Use only radial ply tires of the
same size, load range, and speed
rating as the original equipment
tires.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment tires
may not be available for H, V, W, Y,
and ZR speed rated tires. If winter
tires with a lower speed rating are
chosen, never exceed the tire's
maximum speed capability.
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LOW-PROFILE TIRES
If the vehicle has P245/40R20 or
P245/45R19 size tires, they are
classified as low-profile tires.
Caution
Low-profile tires are more
susceptible to damage from road
hazards or curb impact than
standard profile tires. Tire and/or
wheel assembly damage can occur
when coming into contact with road
hazards like potholes, or sharp
edged objects, or when sliding into
a curb. The warranty does not cover
this type of damage. Keep tires set
to the correct inflation pressure and
when possible, avoid contact with
curbs, potholes, and other road
hazards.
SUMMER TIRES
This vehicle may come with high
performance summer tires. These tires
have a special tread and compound
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 0 271.
Caution
High performance summer tires
have rubber compounds that lose
flexibility and may develop surface
cracks in the tread area at
temperatures below −7 °C (20 °F).
Always store high performance
summer tires indoors and at
temperatures above −7 °C (20 °F)
when not in use. If the tires have
been subjected to −7 °C (20 °F) or
less, let them warm up in a heated
space to at least 5 °C (40 °F) for
24 hours or more before being
installed or driving a vehicle on
which they are installed. Do not
apply heat or blow heated air
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Caution (Continued)
directly on the tires. Always inspect
tires before use. See Tire
Inspection 0 283.
TIRE SIDEWALL LABELING
Useful information about a tire is
molded into its sidewall. The
examples show a typical passenger
vehicle tire and a compact spare
tire sidewall.
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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.
(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.
molded onto both sides of 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 (Department of
Transportation) code are the Tire
Identification Number (TIN). The
TIN shows the manufacturer and
plant code, tire size, and date the
tire was manufactured. The TIN is
(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 0 287.
(7) Maximum Cold Inflation Load
Limit : Maximum load that can be
carried and the maximum pressure
needed to support that load.
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(3) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT (Department of
Transportation) code are the Tire
Identification Number (TIN). The
TIN shows the manufacturer and
plant code, tire size, and date the
tire was manufactured. The TIN is
molded onto both sides of the tire,
although only one side may have
the date of manufacture.
Compact Spare Tire Example
(1) Tire Ply Material : The type of
cord and number of plies in the
sidewall and under the tread.
(2) Temporary Use Only : The
compact spare tire or temporary
use tire should not be driven at
speeds over 80 km/h (50 mph). The
compact spare tire is for
emergency use when a regular
road tire has lost air and gone flat.
If the vehicle has a compact spare
tire, see Compact Spare Tire 0 302
and If a Tire Goes Flat 0 289.
(4) Maximum Cold Inflation Load
Limit : Maximum load that can be
carried and the maximum pressure
needed to support that load.
(5) Tire Inflation : The temporary
use tire or compact spare tire
should be inflated to 420 kPa
(60 psi). For more information on
tire pressure and inflation see Tire
Pressure 0 277.
(6) Tire Size : A combination of
letters and numbers define a tire's
width, height, aspect ratio,
construction type, and service
description. The letter T as the
first character in the tire size
means the tire is for temporary
use only.
(7) TPC Spec (Tire Performance
Criteria Specification) : Original
equipment tires designed to GM's
specific tire performance criteria
have a TPC specification code
molded onto the sidewall. GM's
TPC specifications meet or exceed
all federal safety guidelines.
TIRE DESIGNATIONS
Tire Size
The following is an example of a
typical passenger vehicle tire size.
(1) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire : The
United States version of a metric
tire sizing system. The letter P as
the first character in the tire size
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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.
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(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.
Belt : A rubber coated layer of
cords between the plies and the
tread. Cords may be made from
steel or other reinforcing
materials.
TIRE TERMINOLOGY AND
DEFINITIONS
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.
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).
(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.
Accessory Weight : The combined
weight of optional accessories.
Some examples of optional
accessories are automatic
transmission, power windows,
power seats, and air conditioning.
(5) Rim Diameter : Diameter of the
wheel in inches.
Aspect Ratio : The relationship of a
tire's height to its width.
Bead : The tire bead contains steel
wires wrapped by steel cords that
hold the tire onto the rim.
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 0 277.
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.
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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 0 182.
GAWR FRT : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the front axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 182.
GAWR RR : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the rear axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 182.
Intended Outboard Sidewall : The
side of an asymmetrical tire that
must always face outward when
mounted on a vehicle.
Kilopascal (kPa) : The metric unit
for air pressure.
Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire : A
tire used on light duty trucks and
some multipurpose passenger
vehicles.
Load Index : An assigned number
ranging from 1 to 279 that
corresponds to the load carrying
capacity of a tire.
Maximum Inflation Pressure : The
maximum air pressure to which a
cold tire can be inflated. The
maximum air pressure is molded
onto the sidewall.
Maximum Load Rating : The load
rating for a tire at the maximum
permissible inflation pressure for
that tire.
Maximum Loaded Vehicle
Weight : The sum of curb weight,
accessory weight, vehicle capacity
weight, and production options
weight.
Normal Occupant Weight : The
number of occupants a vehicle is
designed to seat multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb). See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 182.
Occupant Distribution : Designated
seating positions.
Outward Facing Sidewall : The side
of an asymmetrical tire that has a
particular side that faces outward
when mounted on a vehicle. The
side of the tire that contains a
whitewall, bears white lettering,
or bears manufacturer, brand, and/
or model name molding that is
higher or deeper than the same
moldings on the other sidewall of
the tire.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire : A tire
used on passenger cars and some
light duty trucks and multipurpose
vehicles.
Recommended Inflation Pressure :
Vehicle manufacturer's
recommended tire inflation
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pressure as shown on the tire
placard. See Tire Pressure 0 277
and Vehicle Load Limits 0 182.
when only 1.6 mm (1/16 in) of
tread remains. See When It Is
Time for New Tires 0 284.
Radial Ply Tire : A pneumatic tire
in which the ply cords that extend
to the beads are laid at 90 degrees
to the centerline of the tread.
UTQGS (Uniform Tire Quality
Grading Standards) : A tire
information system that provides
consumers with ratings for a tire's
traction, temperature, and
treadwear. Ratings are determined
by tire manufacturers using
government testing procedures.
The ratings are molded into the
sidewall of the tire. See Uniform
Tire Quality Grading 0 287.
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
Vehicle Capacity Weight : The
number of designated seating
positions multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb) plus the rated cargo
load. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 182.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire : Load on an individual tire
due to curb weight, accessory
weight, occupant weight, and cargo
weight.
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Vehicle Placard : A label
permanently attached to a vehicle
showing the vehicle capacity
weight and the original equipment
tire size and recommended
inflation pressure. See “Tire and
Loading Information Label” under
Vehicle Load Limits 0 182.
TIRE PRESSURE
Tires need the correct amount of
air pressure to operate effectively.
Caution
Neither tire underinflation nor
overinflation is good.
Underinflated tires, or tires that
do not have enough air, can
result in:
.
Tire overloading and
overheating which could
lead to a blowout.
.
Premature or
irregular wear.
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Caution (Continued)
.
Poor handling.
.
Reduced fuel economy.
Overinflated tires, or tires that
have too much air, can result in:
.
Unusual wear.
.
Poor handling.
.
Rough ride.
.
Needless damage from
road hazards.
The Tire and Loading Information
label on the vehicle indicates the
original equipment tires and the
correct cold tire inflation
pressures. The recommended
pressure is the minimum air
pressure needed to support the
vehicle's maximum load carrying
capacity. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 182.
How the vehicle is loaded affects
vehicle handling and ride comfort.
Never load the vehicle with more
weight than it was designed to
carry.
When to Check
Check your tires once a month or
more. Do not forget to check the
spare tire. If the vehicle has a
compact spare tire, it should be at
420 kPa (60 psi). See Compact
Spare Tire 0 302 and Full-Size
Spare Tire 0 303.
How to Check
Use a good quality pocket-type
gauge to check tire pressure.
Proper tire inflation cannot be
determined by looking at the tire.
Check the tire inflation pressure
when the tires are cold, meaning
the vehicle has not been driven for
at least three hours or no more
than 1.6 km (1 mi).
Remove the valve cap from the tire
valve stem. Press the tire gauge
firmly onto the valve to get a
pressure measurement. If the cold
tire inflation pressure matches the
recommended pressure on the Tire
and Loading Information label, no
further adjustment is necessary.
If the inflation pressure is low, add
air until the recommended
pressure is reached. If the inflation
pressure is high, press on the
metal stem in the center of the
tire valve to release air.
Recheck the tire pressure with the
tire gauge.
Put the valve caps back on the
valve stems to keep out dirt and
moisture and prevent leaks. Use
only valve caps designed for the
vehicle by GM. TPMS sensors
could be damaged and would not
be covered by the vehicle warranty.
Professional Vehicle
If the vehicle has P245/45R19 size
tires, the cold inflation pressure is
35 psi (241 kPa).
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If the vehicle has 235/55R18 size tires,
the cold inflation pressure depends on
the vehicle mass and should be
determined by the vehicle
coach-builder. A Tire and Loading
Information label provided by the final
stage manufacturer should be attached
to the B-pillar on the driver side of the
vehicle. If the final stage
manufacturer's label is not present,
contact the coach-builder. Do not use
the tire pressures indicated on the
General Motors label. These tire
pressures are for the incomplete
vehicle and are not the correct tire
pressures for the completed
professional vehicle.
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
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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 P245/45R19 98V size
tires require inflation pressure
adjustment when driving the vehicle at
speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph) or
higher. Set the cold inflation pressure
to 260 kPa (38 psi).
Vehicles with P245/40R20 95V size
tires require inflation pressure
adjustment when driving the vehicle at
speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph) or
higher. Set the cold inflation pressure
to 270 kPa (39 psi).
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Professional vehicles with 235/
55R18 104H size tires require inflation
pressure adjustment when driving the
vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set the
cold inflation pressure to 40 kPa (6 psi)
above the recommended cold tire
pressure shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label for the 235/
55R18 104H size tires.
Return the tires to the recommended
cold tire inflation pressure when
high-speed driving has ended. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 182 and Tire
Pressure 0 277.
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
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manufacturer on the vehicle placard or
tire inflation pressure label. (If your
vehicle has tires of a different size
than the size indicated on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label,
you should determine the proper tire
inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your tires
is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread
life, and may affect the vehicle's
handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance,
and it is the driver's responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if
under-inflation has not reached the
level to trigger illumination of the
TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
ensure that the replacement or
alternate tires and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function properly.
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.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 280.
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
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 343.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR
OPERATION
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is
designed to warn the driver when a
low tire pressure condition exists.
TPMS sensors are mounted onto each
tire and wheel assembly, excluding the
spare tire and wheel assembly. The
TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure
in the tires and transmits the tire
pressure readings to a receiver located
in the vehicle.
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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 0 182.
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 0 182, for an
example of the Tire and Loading
Information label and its location. Also
see Tire Pressure 0 277.
A message to check the pressure in a
specific tire displays in the Driver
Information Center (DIC). The low tire
pressure warning light and the DIC
warning message come on at each
ignition cycle until the tires are
inflated to the correct inflation
pressure. Using the DIC, tire pressure
levels can be viewed. For additional
information and details about the DIC
operation and displays see Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 133.
The TPMS can warn about a low tire
pressure condition but it does not
replace normal tire maintenance. See
Tire Inspection 0 283, Tire Rotation
0 283 and Tires 0 270.
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.
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.
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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 0 291 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
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performed successfully. See “TPMS
Sensor Matching Process” later in
this section.
.
.
.
The TPMS sensor matching
process was not done or not
completed successfully after
rotating the tires. The malfunction
light and the DIC message should
go off after successfully
completing the sensor matching
process. See "TPMS Sensor
Matching Process" later in this
section.
One or more TPMS sensors are
missing or damaged. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off when the
TPMS sensors are installed and the
sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See your
dealer for service.
Replacement tires or wheels do not
match the original equipment tires
or wheels. Tires and wheels other
than those recommended could
prevent the TPMS from
functioning properly. See Buying
New Tires 0 285.
.
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
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 0 186.
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) 0 133.
4.
Use the five-way DIC control on
the right side of the steering
wheel to scroll to the Tire
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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.
.
The tread or sidewall is
cracked, cut, or snagged deep
enough to show cord or fabric.
.
The tire has a bump, bulge,
or split.
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.
The tire has a puncture, cut,
or other damage that cannot be
repaired well because of the
size or location of the damage.
Pressure screen under the DIC
info page. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 133.
5.
Press and hold SEL in the center
of the five-way DIC control.
The horn sounds twice to signal
the receiver is in relearn mode
and the TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
message displays on the DIC
screen.
6.
7.
Start with the driver side
front tire.
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
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TIRE INSPECTION
We recommend that the tires,
including the spare tire, if the
vehicle has one, be inspected for
signs of wear or damage at least
once a month.
Replace the tire if:
.
The indicators at three or more
places around the tire can
be seen.
.
There is cord or fabric showing
through the tire's rubber.
TIRE ROTATION
Tires should be rotated every
12 000 km (7,500 mi). See
Maintenance Schedule 0 319.
Tires are rotated to achieve a more
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,
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check the wheel alignment. See
When It Is Time for New Tires
0 284 and Wheel
Replacement 0 288.
Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor
System. See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 280.
rust build-up. Do not get grease on
the flat wheel mounting surface or
on the wheel nuts or bolts.
Check that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel
Nut Torque” under Capacities and
Specifications 0 332.
WHEN IT IS TIME FOR NEW
TIRES
{ Warning
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating the tires.
Do not include the spare tire 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 0 277 and Vehicle Load
Limits 0 182.
Factors such as maintenance,
temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle
loading, and road conditions affect the
wear rate of the tires.
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose after
time. The wheel could come off and
cause an accident. When changing a
wheel, remove any rust or dirt from
places where the wheel attaches to
the vehicle. In an emergency, a
cloth or a paper towel can be used;
however, use a scraper or wire brush
later to remove all rust or dirt.
Lightly coat the center of the
wheel hub with wheel bearing
grease after a wheel change or tire
rotation to prevent corrosion or
Treadwear indicators are one way to
tell when it is time for new tires.
Treadwear indicators appear when the
tires have only 1.6 mm (1/16 in) or less
of tread remaining. See Tire Inspection
0 283 and Tire Rotation 0 283.
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The rubber in tires ages over time.
This also applies to the spare tire,
if the vehicle has one, even if it is
never used. Multiple factors including
temperatures, loading conditions, and
inflation pressure maintenance affect
how fast aging takes place. GM
recommends that tires, including the
spare if equipped, be replaced after six
years, regardless of tread wear. The tire
manufacture date is the last four digits
of the DOT Tire Identification Number
(TIN) which is molded into one side of
the tire sidewall. The first two digits
represent the week (01–52) and the
last two digits, the year. For example,
the third week of the year 2010 would
have a four-digit DOT date of 0310.
Vehicle Storage
Tires age when stored normally
mounted on a parked vehicle. Park a
vehicle that will be stored for at least a
month in a cool, dry, clean area away
from direct sunlight to slow aging.
This area should be free of grease,
gasoline, or other substances that can
deteriorate rubber.
Parking for an extended period can
cause flat spots on the tires that may
result in vibrations while driving.
When storing a vehicle for at least a
month, remove the tires or raise the
vehicle to reduce the weight from the
tires.
BUYING NEW TIRES
GM has developed and matched
specific tires for the vehicle. The
original equipment tires installed
were designed to meet General
Motors Tire Performance Criteria
Specification (TPC Spec) system
rating. When replacement tires are
needed, GM strongly recommends
buying tires with the same TPC
Spec rating.
GM's exclusive TPC Spec system
considers over a dozen critical
specifications that impact the
overall performance of the vehicle,
including brake system
performance, ride and handling,
traction control, and tire pressure
monitoring performance. GM's
TPC Spec number is molded onto
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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 0 272.
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
0 283. However, if it is necessary
to replace only one axle set of
worn tires, place the new tires on
the rear axle.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment
tires may not be available for H, V,
W, Y and ZR speed rated tires.
Never exceed the winter tires’
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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.
{ Warning
Mixing tires of different sizes,
brands, or types may cause loss
of control of the vehicle,
resulting in a crash or other
vehicle damage. Use the correct
size, brand, and type of tires on
all wheels.
{ Warning
Using bias-ply tires on the
vehicle may cause the wheel rim
flanges to develop cracks after
many miles of driving. A tire
and/or wheel could fail suddenly
and cause a crash. Use only
radial-ply tires with the wheels
on the vehicle.
If the vehicle tires must be
replaced with a tire that does not
have a TPC Spec number, make
sure they are the same size, load
range, speed rating, and
construction (radial) as the
original tires.
Vehicles that have a tire pressure
monitoring system could give an
inaccurate low-pressure warning if
non-TPC Spec rated tires are
installed. See Tire Pressure
Monitor System 0 279.
The Tire and Loading Information
label indicates the original
equipment tires on the vehicle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 182.
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
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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 0 285 and
Accessories and Modifications 0 237.
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:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
All Passenger Car Tires Must
Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements In Addition To
These Grades.
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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
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asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction
performance. Warning: The
traction grade assigned to this tire
is based on straight-ahead braking
traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering,
hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
Temperature
The temperature grades are A (the
highest), B, and C, representing the
tire's resistance to the generation
of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained
high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and excessive
temperature can lead to sudden
tire failure. The grade C
corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger
car tires must meet under the
Federal Motor Safety Standard
No. 109. Grades B and A represent
higher levels of performance on
the laboratory test wheel than the
minimum required by law.
Warning: The temperature grade
for this tire is established for a tire
that is properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive
loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure.
WHEEL ALIGNMENT AND
TIRE BALANCE
The tires and wheels were aligned and
balanced at the factory to provide the
longest tire life and best overall
performance. Adjustments to wheel
alignment and tire balancing are not
necessary on a regular basis. Consider
an alignment check if there is unusual
tire wear or the vehicle is significantly
pulling to one side or the other. Some
slight pull to the left or right,
depending on the crown of the road
and/or other road surface variations
such as troughs or ruts, is normal.
If the vehicle is vibrating when driving
on a smooth road, the tires and wheels
may need to be rebalanced. See your
dealer for proper diagnosis.
WHEEL REPLACEMENT
Replace any wheel that is bent,
cracked, or badly rusted or corroded.
If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the
wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts
should be replaced. If the wheel leaks
air, replace it. Some aluminum wheels
can be repaired. See your dealer if any
of these conditions exist.
Your dealer will know the kind of
wheel that is needed.
Each new wheel should have the same
load-carrying capacity, diameter,
width, offset, and be mounted the
same way as the one it replaces.
Replace wheels, wheel bolts, wheel
nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) sensors with new GM original
equipment parts.
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{ Warning
Using the wrong replacement
wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel nuts
can be dangerous. It could affect the
braking and handling of the vehicle.
Tires can lose air, and cause loss of
control, causing a crash. Always use
the correct wheel, wheel bolts, and
wheel nuts for replacement.
Caution
The wrong wheel can also cause
problems with bearing life, brake
cooling, speedometer or odometer
calibration, headlamp aim, bumper
height, vehicle ground clearance,
and tire or tire chain clearance to
the body and chassis.
Professional vehicle wheels have a
unique offset and bolt hole diameter.
Professional vehicle wheels have six
wheel nuts. Non-professional vehicle
wheels have five wheel nuts. See Tire
Changing 0 298.
Used Replacement Wheels
{ Warning
Replacing a wheel with a used one
is dangerous. How it has been used
or how far it has been driven may
be unknown. It could fail suddenly
and cause a crash. When replacing
wheels, use a new GM original
equipment wheel.
TIRE CHAINS
{ Warning
Do not use tire chains. There is not
enough clearance. Tire chains used
on a vehicle without the proper
amount of clearance can cause
damage to the brakes, suspension,
or other vehicle 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
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size combination and road
conditions. Follow that
manufacturer's instructions. To
avoid vehicle damage, drive slow
and readjust or remove the traction
device if it contacts the vehicle. Do
not spin the wheels. If traction
devices are used, install them on the
front tires.
IF A TIRE GOES FLAT
It is unusual for a tire to blow out
while driving, especially if the tires are
maintained properly. See Tires 0 270.
If air goes out of a tire, it is much
more likely to leak out slowly. But if
there is ever a blowout, here are a few
tips about what to expect and what
to do:
If a front tire fails, the flat tire creates
a drag that pulls the vehicle toward
that side. Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal and grip the steering
wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane
position, and then gently brake to a
stop, well off the road, if possible.
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A rear blowout, particularly on a curve,
acts much like a skid and may require
the same correction as used in a skid.
Stop pressing the accelerator pedal
and steer to straighten the vehicle.
It may be very bumpy and noisy.
Gently brake to a stop, well off the
road, if possible.
{ Warning
Driving on a flat tire will cause
permanent damage to the tire.
Re-inflating a tire after it has been
driven on while severely
underinflated or flat may cause a
blowout and a serious crash. Never
attempt to re-inflate a tire that has
been driven on while severely
underinflated or flat. Have your
dealer or an authorized tire service
center repair or replace the flat tire
as soon as possible.
{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
Lifting a vehicle and getting under
it to do maintenance or repairs is
dangerous without the appropriate
safety equipment and training. If a
jack is provided with the vehicle, it
is designed only for changing a flat
tire. If it is used for anything else,
you or others could be badly injured
or killed if the vehicle slips off the
jack. If a jack is provided with the
vehicle, only use it for changing a
flat tire.
death. Find a level place to change
the tire. To help prevent the vehicle
from moving:
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire
and wheel damage by driving slowly to
a level place, well off the road,
if possible. Turn on the hazard
warning flashers. See Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 162.
{ Warning
Changing a tire can be dangerous.
The vehicle can slip off the jack and
roll over or fall causing injury or
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1. Set the parking brake firmly.
2. Put an automatic
transmission in P (Park) or a
manual transmission in
1 (First) or R (Reverse).
3. Turn off the engine and do
not restart while the vehicle is
raised.
4. Do not allow passengers to
remain in the vehicle.
5. Place wheel blocks,
if equipped, on both sides of
the tire at the opposite corner
of the tire being changed.
This vehicle may come with a jack and
spare tire or a tire sealant and
compressor kit. To use the jacking
equipment to change a spare tire
safely, follow the instructions below.
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Then see Tire Changing 0 298. To use
the tire sealant and compressor kit,
see Tire Sealant and Compressor
Kit 0 291.
When the vehicle has a flat tire (2),
use the following example as a guide
to assist you in the placement of
wheel blocks (1), if equipped.
1. Wheel Block (If Equipped)
2. Flat Tire
The following information explains
how to repair or change a tire.
TIRE SEALANT AND
COMPRESSOR KIT
{ Warning
Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area
with poor ventilation is dangerous.
Engine exhaust may enter the
vehicle. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot
be seen or smelled. It can cause
unconsciousness and even death.
Never run the engine in an enclosed
area that has no fresh air
ventilation. For more information,
see Engine Exhaust 0 193.
{ Warning
Overinflating a tire could cause the
tire to rupture and you or others
could be injured. Be sure to read
and follow the tire sealant and
compressor kit instructions and
inflate the tire to its recommended
pressure. Do not exceed the
recommended pressure.
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{ Warning
Storing the tire sealant and
compressor kit or other equipment
in the passenger compartment of
the vehicle could cause injury. In a
sudden stop or collision, loose
equipment could strike someone.
Store the tire sealant and
compressor kit in its original
location.
If this vehicle has a tire sealant and
compressor kit, there may not be a
spare tire or tire changing equipment,
and on some vehicles there may not
be a place to store a tire.
The tire sealant and compressor can
be used to temporarily seal punctures
up to 6 mm (0.25 in) in the tread area
of the tire. It can also be used to
inflate an underinflated tire.
If the tire has been separated from the
wheel, has damaged sidewalls, or has a
large puncture, the tire is too severely
damaged for the tire sealant and
compressor kit to be effective. See
Roadside Service 0 337.
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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 0 162.
3.
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.
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
2.
Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit from its storage
location. See Storing the Tire
Sealant and Compressor
Kit 0 297.
Unwrap the sealant/air hose (6)
and the power plug (8).
Place the kit on the ground.
Make sure the tire valve stem is
positioned close to the ground so
the hose will reach it.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 289 for other
important safety warnings.
1.
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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.
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8.
Press and turn the selector
switch (1) counterclockwise to
the Sealant + Air position.
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 0 277.
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.
Be careful while handling the tire
sealant and compressor kit as it
could be warm after usage.
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.
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
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 0 337.
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.
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inflation pressure, inflate the tire
to the recommended inflation
pressure.
exceed the speed on this label
until the damaged tire is repaired
or replaced.
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 0 337.
If the tire pressure has not
dropped more than 68 kPa
(10 psi) from the recommended
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20.
Wipe off any sealant from the
wheel, tire, and vehicle.
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)
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 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 0 162.
Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit from its storage
location. See Storing the Tire
Sealant and Compressor
Kit 0 297.
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.
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.
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 0 277.
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 the vehicle has an accessory
power outlet, do not use the
cigarette lighter.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 289 for other
important safety warnings.
1.
10.
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.
15.
Replace the air only hose (7) and
the power plug (8) and cord back
in its original location.
Place the equipment in the
original storage location in the
vehicle.
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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 40.
2.
Lift the cover.
3.
Turn the wing nut
counterclockwise to remove it.
4.
Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit.
To store the tire sealant and
compressor kit, reverse the steps.
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TIRE CHANGING
Removing the Flat Tire and
Installing the Spare Tire
Removing the Spare Tire and
Tools
1.
2.
3.
4.
Jack
Wrench
Tow Hook (If Equipped)
Fastener Rod
To access the spare tire and tools:
1.
Open the trunk.
2.
Remove the spare tire cover.
3.
Turn the retainer nut
counterclockwise and remove the
spare tire. Place the spare tire
next to the tire being changed.
4.
The jack and tools are stored
below the spare tire. Remove
them from their container and
place them near the tire being
changed.
If this is a professional vehicle, see the
Coachbuilder’s Owner Manual for
information on the spare tire and tools
storage and location.
1.
Do a safety check before
proceeding. See If a Tire Goes
Flat 0 289.
2.
Turn the wheel wrench
counterclockwise to loosen and
remove the wheel nut caps.
3.
Turn the wheel wrench
counterclockwise to loosen all the
wheel nuts, but do not remove
them yet.
4.
Place the jack near the flat tire.
5.
Put the compact spare tire
near you.
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{ Warning
{ Warning
Getting under a vehicle when it is
lifted on a jack is dangerous. If the
vehicle slips off the jack, you could
be badly injured or killed. Never get
under a vehicle when it is supported
only by a jack.
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.
{ Warning
Raising the vehicle with the jack
improperly positioned can damage
the vehicle and even make the
vehicle fall. To help avoid personal
injury and vehicle damage, be sure
to fit the jack lift head into the
proper location before raising the
vehicle.
6.
Place the hex tube end of the
wrench over the hex head of
the jack.
7.
Place the jack under the vehicle.
Caution
Make sure that the jack lift head is
in the correct position or you may
damage your vehicle. The repairs
would not be covered by your
warranty.
8.
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Position the jack lift head at the
jack location nearest the flat tire,
as shown. The jack must not be
used in any other position.
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Raise the vehicle by turning the
jack handle clockwise. Raise the
vehicle far enough off the ground
so there is enough room for the
road tire to clear the ground.
Warning (Continued)
{ Warning
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.
Never use oil or grease on bolts or
nuts because the nuts might come
loose. The vehicle's wheel could fall
off, causing a crash.
14.
Reinstall the wheel nuts. Tighten
each nut by hand until the wheel
is held against the hub.
15.
Lower the vehicle by turning the
jack handle counterclockwise.
{ Warning
10.
Remove all of the wheel nuts.
11.
Remove the flat tire.
{ Warning
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose after
time. The wheel could come off and
cause an accident. When changing a
(CONTINUED)
12.
Remove any rust or dirt from the
wheel bolts, mounting surfaces,
and spare wheel.
13.
Place the compact spare tire on
the wheel-mounting surface.
Wheel nuts that are improperly or
incorrectly tightened can cause the
wheels to become loose or come off.
The wheel nuts should be tightened
with a torque wrench to the proper
torque specification after replacing.
Follow the torque specification
supplied by the aftermarket
manufacturer when using accessory
locking wheel nuts. See Capacities
and Specifications 0 332 for original
equipment wheel nut torque
specifications.
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Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and
Tools
Caution
Improperly tightened wheel nuts
can lead to brake pulsation and
rotor damage. To avoid expensive
brake repairs, evenly tighten the
wheel nuts in the proper sequence
and to the proper torque
specification. See Capacities and
Specifications 0 332 for the wheel
nut torque specification.
{ Warning
Storing a jack, a tire, or other
equipment in the passenger
compartment of the vehicle could
cause injury. In a sudden stop or
collision, loose equipment could
strike someone. Store all these in
the proper place.
16.
Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in
a crisscross sequence, as shown.
17.
Lower the jack all the way and
remove the jack from under the
vehicle.
18.
Tighten the wheel nuts firmly
with the wheel wrench.
1.
Turn the wrench
counterclockwise to remove the
fastener rod.
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2.
Replace the fastener rod with the
one provided in the foam.
3.
Turn the wrench clockwise to
tighten the fastener rod.
4.
Replace the foam, jack and tools,
and the tire.
5.
Turn the retainer nut clockwise
to secure the tire.
6.
Place the floor cover on the
wheel.
To store the compact spare tire, use
the shorter mounting bolt.
The compact spare is for temporary
use only. Replace the compact spare
tire with a full-size tire as soon as
you can.
COMPACT SPARE TIRE
{ Warning
Driving with more than one
compact spare tire at a time could
result in loss of braking and
handling. This could lead to a crash
(CONTINUED)
Warning (Continued)
and you or others could be injured.
Use only one compact spare tire at
a time.
If this vehicle has a compact spare
tire, it was fully inflated when new;
however, it can lose air over time.
Check the inflation pressure regularly.
It should be 420 kPa (60 psi).
Stop as soon as possible and check
that the spare tire is correctly inflated
after being installed on the vehicle.
The compact spare tire is designed for
temporary use only. The vehicle will
perform differently with the spare tire
installed and it is recommended that
the vehicle speed be limited to
80 km/h (50 mph). To conserve the
tread of the spare tire, have the
standard tire repaired or replaced as
soon as convenient and return the
spare tire to the storage area.
When using a compact spare tire, the
AWD (if equipped), ABS, and Traction
Control systems may engage until the
spare tire is recognized by the vehicle,
especially on slippery roads. Adjust
driving to reduce possible wheel slip.
Caution
When the compact spare is
installed, do not take the vehicle
through an automatic car wash with
guide rails. The compact spare can
get caught on the rails which can
damage the tire, wheel, and other
parts of the vehicle.
Do not use the compact spare on other
vehicles.
Do not mix the compact spare tire or
wheel with other wheels or tires. They
will not fit. Keep the spare tire and its
wheel together.
Caution
Tire chains will not fit the compact
spare. Using them can damage the
vehicle and the chains. Do not use
tire chains on the compact spare.
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FULL-SIZE SPARE TIRE
If this vehicle came with a full-size
spare tire, it was fully inflated when
new, however, it can lose air over time.
Check the inflation pressure regularly.
See Tire Pressure 0 277 and Vehicle
Load Limits 0 182 for information
regarding proper tire inflation and
loading the vehicle. For instructions on
how to remove, install, or store a spare
tire, see Tire Changing 0 298.
After installing the spare tire on the
vehicle, stop as soon as possible and
check that the spare is correctly
inflated. The spare tire is made to
perform well at speeds up to 112 km/h
(70 mph) at the recommended
inflation pressure, so you can finish
your trip.
Have the damaged or flat road tire
repaired or replaced and installed back
onto the vehicle as soon as possible so
the spare tire will be available in case
it is needed again. Do not mix tires
and wheels of different sizes, because
they will not fit. Keep the spare tire
and its wheel together.
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JUMP STARTING
{ Warning
JUMP STARTING - NORTH
AMERICA
Batteries can hurt you. They can be
dangerous because:
. They contain acid that can
burn you.
. They contain gas that can
explode or ignite.
. They contain enough
electricity to burn you.
For more information about the
vehicle battery, see Battery - North
America 0 258.
If the battery has run down, try to use
another vehicle and some jumper
cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to
use the following steps to do it safely.
{ Warning
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals,
and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds, chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Batteries
also contain other chemicals known
to the State of California to cause
cancer. WASH HANDS AFTER
HANDLING.
See California Proposition
65 Warning 0 237.
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 vehicle has a battery cover which
must be removed to gain access to the
battery for jump starting.
1. Clips
2. Pivot Points
To remove the battery cover:
1.
Release the two rear clips (1).
2.
Lift the battery cover up toward
the front of the vehicle to release
it from the pivot points (2) and
remove.
3.
Reverse Steps 1 and 2 to reinstall
the battery cover.
The vehicle has a remote positive (+)
terminal under a trim cover. It is
under the battery cover on the driver
side of the engine compartment. See
Engine Compartment Overview 0 240.
Always use this remote positive
terminal.
The vehicle has a remote negative (−)
ground location. It is located on the
driver side of the engine compartment.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 240. Always use this remote ground
location, instead of the terminal on
the battery.
These posts are used instead of a
direct connection to the battery.
1.
Check the other vehicle. It must
have a 12-volt battery with a
negative ground system.
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Caution
If the other vehicle does not have a
12-volt system with a negative
ground, both vehicles can be
damaged. Only use a vehicle that
has a 12-volt system with a negative
ground for jump starting.
2.
Position the two vehicles so that
they are not touching.
3.
Set the parking brake firmly.
Vehicles with an automatic
transmission should be in
P (Park). See Shifting Into
Park 0 191.
Caution
If any accessories are left on or
plugged in during the jump starting
procedure, they could be damaged.
The repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Whenever
possible, turn off or unplug all
accessories on either vehicle when
jump starting.
4.
Turn the ignition to OFF and
switch 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.
{ 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.
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{ Warning
Fans or other moving engine parts
can injure you badly. Keep your
hands away from moving parts once
the engine is running.
5.
Connect one end of the red
positive (+) cable to the jump
start remote positive (+) terminal
for the discharged battery.
6.
Connect the other end of the red
positive (+) cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the good
battery.
7.
Connect one end of the black
negative (–) cable to the negative
(–) terminal of the good battery.
8.
Connect the other end of the
black negative (–) cable to the
remote negative (–) post 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.
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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.
TOWING THE VEHICLE
Caution
Incorrectly towing a disabled vehicle
may cause damage. The damage
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Do not lash or hook to suspension
components. Use the proper straps
around the tires to secure the
vehicle.
Have the vehicle towed on a wheel lift
tow truck. A flatbed car carrier could
damage the vehicle. The wheel lift tow
truck must raise the rear of the vehicle
and wheel dollies must be used to lift
the front wheels off the ground.
Consult your dealer or a professional
towing service if the disabled vehicle
must be towed.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
TOWING
Recreational vehicle towing means
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle such as a motor home. The
two most common types of
recreational vehicle towing are known
as dinghy towing and dolly towing.
Dinghy towing is towing the vehicle
with all four wheels on the ground.
Dolly towing is towing the vehicle with
two wheels on the ground and two
wheels up on a device known as a
dolly.
Here are some important things to
consider before recreational vehicle
towing:
. What is the towing capacity of the
towing vehicle? Be sure to read the
tow vehicle manufacturer's
recommendations.
. What is the distance that will be
traveled? Some vehicles have
restrictions on how far and how
long they can tow.
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Is the proper towing equipment
going to be used? See your dealer
or trailering professional for
additional advice and equipment
recommendations.
.
Is the vehicle ready to be towed?
Just as preparing the vehicle for a
long trip, make sure the vehicle is
prepared to be towed.
Dinghy Towing
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Dolly Towing from the Front
(Front-Wheel Drive)
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.
Caution
If the vehicle is towed with all four
wheels on the ground, the drivetrain
components could be damaged. The
repairs would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Do not tow the
vehicle with all four wheels on the
ground.
The vehicle was not designed to be
towed with all four wheels on the
ground. If the vehicle must be towed, a
dolly should be used. See the following
information on dolly towing.
Vehicles with front-wheel drive can be
dolly towed from the front.
To dolly tow the vehicle from the
front:
1.
Attach the dolly to the tow
vehicle following the dolly
manufacturer instructions.
2.
Drive the front wheels onto the
dolly.
3.
Shift the transmission to P (Park).
4.
Firmly set the parking brake.
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6.
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Use an adequate clamping device
designed for towing to ensure
that the front wheels are locked
into the straight-ahead position.
Vehicles with All-Wheel Drive cannot
be dolly towed.
APPEARANCE CARE
Dolly Towing from the Rear
EXTERIOR CARE
Locks
Secure the vehicle to the dolly
following the manufacturer
instructions.
7.
Release the parking brake only
after the vehicle being towed is
firmly attached to the towing
vehicle.
8.
Turn the ignition to OFF.
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 0 328.
Washing the Vehicle
To preserve the vehicle's finish, wash
it often and out of direct sunlight.
Dolly Towing from the Front
(All-Wheel Drive)
Caution
The vehicle cannot be dolly towed
from the rear.
Do not use petroleum-based, acidic,
or abrasive cleaning agents as they
can damage the vehicle's paint,
metal, or plastic parts. If damage
occurs, it would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Approved
cleaning products can be obtained
from your dealer. Follow all
manufacturer directions regarding
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correct product usage, necessary
safety precautions, and appropriate
disposal of any vehicle care product.
Caution
Avoid using high-pressure washes
closer than 30 cm (12 in) to the
surface of the vehicle. Use of power
washers exceeding 8,274 kPa
(1,200 psi) can result in damage or
removal of paint and decals.
Caution
Do not power wash any component
under the hood that has this e
symbol.
This could cause damage that would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
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If using an automatic car wash, follow
the car wash instructions. The
windshield wiper and rear window
wiper, if equipped, must be off.
Remove any accessories that may be
damaged or interfere with the car
wash equipment.
If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners
that are marked safe for painted
surfaces to remove foreign matter.
Rinse the vehicle well, before washing
and after, to remove all cleaning
agents completely. If they are allowed
to dry on the surface, they could stain.
Do not apply waxes or polishes to
uncoated plastic, vinyl, rubber, decals,
simulated wood, or flat paint as
damage can occur.
Dry the finish with a soft, clean
chamois or an all-cotton towel to
avoid surface scratches and water
spotting.
Finish Care
Application of aftermarket clearcoat
sealant/wax materials is not
recommended. If painted surfaces are
damaged, see your dealer to have the
damage assessed and repaired. Foreign
materials such as calcium chloride and
other salts, ice melting agents, road oil
and tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
chemicals from industrial chimneys,
etc., can damage the vehicle's finish if
they remain on painted surfaces. Wash
the vehicle as soon as possible.
Occasional hand waxing or mild
polishing should be done to remove
residue from the paint finish. See your
dealer for approved cleaning products.
Caution
Machine compounding or aggressive
polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat
paint finish may damage it. Use
only non-abrasive waxes and
polishes that are made for a
basecoat/clearcoat paint finish on
the vehicle.
To keep the paint finish looking new,
keep the vehicle garaged or covered
whenever possible.
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Protecting Exterior Bright Metal
Moldings
Caution
Failure to clean and protect the
bright metal moldings can result in
a hazy white finish or pitting. This
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
The bright metal moldings on the
vehicle are aluminum, chrome,
or stainless steel. To prevent damage
always follow these cleaning
instructions:
. Be sure the molding is cool to the
touch before applying any cleaning
solution.
. Use only approved cleaning
solutions for aluminum, chrome,
or stainless steel. Some cleaners
are highly acidic or contain
alkaline substances and can
damage the moldings.
. Always dilute a concentrated
cleaner according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
.
Do not use cleaners that are not
intended for automotive use.
.
Use a nonabrasive wax on the
vehicle after washing to protect
and extend the molding finish.
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses,
Emblems, Decals, and Stripes
Use only lukewarm or cold water, a
soft cloth, and a car washing soap to
clean exterior lamps, lenses, emblems,
decals, and stripes. Follow instructions
under "Washing the Vehicle"
previously in this section.
Lamp covers are made of plastic, and
some have a UV protective coating. Do
not clean or wipe them when dry.
Do not use any of the following on
lamp covers:
. Abrasive or caustic agents.
.
Washer fluids and other cleaning
agents in higher concentrations
than suggested by the
manufacturer.
.
Solvents, alcohols, fuels, or other
harsh cleaners.
.
Ice scrapers or other hard items.
.
Aftermarket appearance caps or
covers while the lamps are
illuminated, due to excessive heat
generated.
Caution
Failure to clean lamps properly can
cause damage to the lamp cover
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Caution
Using wax on low gloss black finish
stripes can increase the gloss level
and create a non-uniform finish.
Clean low gloss stripes with soap
and water only.
Air Intakes
Clear debris from the air intakes,
between the hood and windshield,
when washing the vehicle.
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Windshield and Wiper Blades
Tires
Clean the outside of the windshield
with glass cleaner.
Use a stiff brush with tire cleaner to
clean the tires.
Clean rubber blades using a lint-free
cloth or paper towel soaked with
windshield washer fluid or a mild
detergent. Wash the windshield
thoroughly when cleaning the blades.
Bugs, road grime, sap, and a buildup of
vehicle wash/wax treatments may
cause wiper streaking.
Replace the wiper blades if they are
worn or damaged. Damage can be
caused by extreme dusty conditions,
sand, salt, heat, sun, snow, and ice.
Weatherstrips
Apply Dielectric silicone grease on
weatherstrips to make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or
squeak. Lubricate weatherstrips 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 0 328.
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.
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
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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.
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Brake System
Underbody Maintenance
Finish Damage
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.
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.
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.
Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water can
overcome the seals and contaminate
the fluid. Contaminated fluid will
decrease the life of the transfer case
and/or axles and should be replaced.
Chemical Paint Spotting
Steering, Suspension, and
Chassis Components
Visually inspect steering, suspension,
and chassis components for damaged,
loose, or missing parts or signs of wear
at least once a year.
Inspect power steering for proper
attachment, connections, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.
Visually check constant velocity joint
boots and axle seals for leaks.
Body Component Lubrication
Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood
hinges, liftgate hinges, and the steel
fuel door hinges, unless the
components are plastic. Applying
silicone grease on weatherstrips with a
clean cloth will make them last longer,
seal better, and not stick or squeak.
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.
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.
INTERIOR CARE
To prevent dirt particle abrasions,
regularly clean the vehicle's interior.
Immediately remove any soils.
Newspapers or dark garments can
transfer color to the vehicle’s interior.
Use a soft bristle brush to remove dust
from knobs and crevices on the
instrument cluster. Using a mild soap
solution, immediately remove hand
lotions, sunscreen, and insect repellent
from all interior surfaces or permanent
damage may result.
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Use cleaners specifically designed for
the surfaces being cleaned to prevent
permanent damage. Apply 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 (1
gal) of water. A concentrated soap
solution will create streaks and
attract dirt. Do not use solutions
that contain strong or caustic soap.
.
Do not heavily saturate the
upholstery when cleaning.
.
Do not use solvents or cleaners
containing solvents.
Interior Glass
To clean, use a terry cloth fabric
dampened with water. Wipe droplets
left behind with a clean dry cloth.
If necessary, use a commercial glass
cleaner after cleaning with plain water.
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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
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.
Start by vacuuming the surface using a
soft brush attachment. If a rotating
vacuum brush attachment is being
used, only use it on the floor carpet.
Before cleaning, gently remove as
much of the soil as possible:
. Gently blot liquids with a paper
towel. Continue blotting until no
more soil can be removed.
. For solid soils, remove as much as
possible prior to vacuuming.
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To clean:
1.
Saturate a clean, lint-free
colorfast cloth with water.
Microfiber cloth is recommended
to prevent lint transfer to the
fabric or carpet.
2.
Remove excess moisture by
gently wringing until water does
not drip from the cleaning cloth.
3.
Start on the outside edge of the
soil and gently rub toward the
center. 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
commercial upholstery cleaner or spot
lifter. If ring formation occurs, clean
the entire fabric or carpet.
After cleaning, use a paper towel to
blot excess moisture.
Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces
and Vehicle Information and
Radio Displays
Use a microfiber cloth on high gloss
surfaces or vehicle displays. First, use
a soft bristle brush to remove dirt that
can scratch the surface. Then gently
clean by rubbing with a microfiber
cloth. Never use window cleaners or
solvents. Periodically hand wash the
microfiber cloth separately, using mild
soap. Do not use bleach or fabric
softener. Rinse thoroughly and air dry
before next use.
Caution
Do not attach a device with a
suction cup to the display. This may
cause damage and would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Instrument Panel, Leather, Vinyl,
Other Plastic Surfaces, Low
Gloss Paint Surfaces, and
Natural Open Pore Wood
Surfaces
Use a soft microfiber cloth dampened
with water to remove dust and loose
dirt. For a more thorough cleaning, use
a soft microfiber cloth dampened with
a mild soap solution.
Caution
Soaking or saturating leather,
especially perforated leather, as well
as other interior surfaces, may cause
permanent damage. Wipe excess
moisture from these surfaces after
cleaning and allow them to dry
naturally. Never use heat, steam,
or spot removers. Do not use
cleaners that contain silicone or
wax-based products. Cleaners
containing these solvents can
permanently change the appearance
and feel of leather or soft trim, and
are not recommended.
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Do not use cleaners that increase
gloss, especially on the instrument
panel. Reflected glare can decrease
visibility through the windshield under
certain conditions.
Caution
Use of air fresheners may cause
permanent damage to plastics and
painted surfaces. If an air freshener
comes in contact with any plastic or
painted surface in the vehicle, blot
immediately and clean with a soft
cloth dampened with a mild soap
solution. Damage caused by air
fresheners would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Cargo Cover and
Convenience Net
Wash with warm water and mild
detergent. Do not use chlorine bleach.
Rinse with cold water, and then dry
completely.
Care of Safety Belts
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belt
webbing. It may severely weaken the
webbing. In a crash, they might not
be able to provide adequate
protection. Clean and rinse safety
belt webbing only with mild soap
and lukewarm water. Allow the
webbing to dry.
.
The original equipment floor mats
were designed for your vehicle.
If the floor mats need replacing, it
is recommended that GM certified
floor mats be purchased. Non-GM
floor mats may not fit properly
and may interfere with the pedals.
Always check that the floor mats
do not interfere with the pedals.
.
Do not use a floor mat if the
vehicle is not equipped with a
floor mat retainer on the driver
side floor.
.
Use the floor mat with the correct
side up. Do not turn it over.
.
Do not place anything on top of
the driver side floor mat.
.
Use only a single floor mat on the
driver side.
.
Do not place one floor mat on top
of another.
FLOOR MATS
{ Warning
If a floor mat is the wrong size or is
not properly installed, it can
interfere with the pedals.
Interference with the pedals can
cause unintended acceleration and/
or increased stopping distance
which can cause a crash and injury.
Make sure the floor mat does not
interfere with the pedals.
Use the following guidelines for proper
floor mat usage.
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The floor mats are held in place by
button-type retainers.
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Removing and Replacing the
Floor Mats
1.
Pull up on the rear of the floor
mat to unlock the retainers and
remove.
2.
Reinstall by lining up the floor
mat retainer openings over the
carpet retainers and snap into
position.
3.
Make sure the floor mat is
properly secured in place. Verify
the floor mat does not interfere
with the pedals.
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SERVICE AND
MAINTENANCE
Additional Maintenance
and Care
General Information
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Special Application Services
Special Application Services . . . . . 324
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Maintenance Replacement
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Maintenance Records
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
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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 0 182.
. Are driven on reasonable road
surfaces within legal driving limits.
. Use the recommended fuel. See
Fuel 0 226.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Normal chart.
The Additional Required Services Severe are for vehicles that are:
. Mainly driven in heavy city traffic
in hot weather.
. Mainly driven in hilly or
mountainous terrain.
. Frequently towing a trailer.
.
Used for high speed or competitive
driving.
.
Used for taxi, police, or delivery
service.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Severe chart.
{ Warning
Performing maintenance work can
be dangerous and can cause serious
injury. Perform maintenance work
only if the required information,
proper tools, and equipment are
available. If they are not, see your
dealer to have a trained technician
do the work. See Doing Your Own
Service Work 0 238.
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CADILLAC PREMIUM
CARE MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
Your vehicle comes with the Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance. It is a
maintenance program that covers
select maintenance services during the
first three years or 58 000 km
(36,000 mi) whichever comes first.
Owner Checks and Services
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
covers routine maintenance services,
when scheduled in accordance with
the owner manual, including:
. Oil changes based on the vehicle's
oil life monitor system.
. Tire rotation every 12 000 km
(7,500 mi).
. Passenger compartment air filter
replacement.
. Multi-point vehicle inspection
(MPVI) performed by a qualified
technician.
Cadillac requires that all Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance services
be performed by a Cadillac authorized
service dealer.
At Each Fuel Stop
. Check the engine oil level. See
Engine Oil 0 244.
Once a Month
. Check the tire inflation pressures.
See Tire Pressure 0 277.
. Inspect the tires for wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 283.
. Check the windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 256.
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
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this work. If the engine oil life system
is reset accidentally, service the
vehicle within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since
the last service. Reset the oil life
system when the oil is changed. See
Engine Oil Life System 0 246.
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 0 283.
. Check engine oil level and oil
life percentage. If needed, change
engine oil and filter, and reset oil
life system. See Engine Oil 0 244
and Engine Oil Life System 0 246.
. Check engine coolant level. See
Engine Coolant 0 250.
. Check windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 256.
. Visually inspect windshield wiper
blades for wear, cracking,
or contamination. See Exterior
Care 0 308. Replace worn or
damaged wiper blades. See Wiper
Blade Replacement 0 260.
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.
Check tire inflation pressures. See
Tire Pressure 0 277.
.
Check starter switch. See Starter
Switch Check 0 259.
.
Inspect tire wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 283.
.
.
Visually check for fluid leaks.
.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter.
See Engine Air Cleaner/
Filter 0 247.
Check automatic transmission shift
lock control function. See
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock
Control Function Check 0 259.
.
.
Inspect brake system. See Exterior
Care 0 308.
Check parking brake and
automatic transmission park
mechanism. See Park Brake and
P (Park) Mechanism Check 0 259.
.
.
Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of wear.
See Exterior Care 0 308.
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 0 291.
.
Inspect sunroof track and seal,
if equipped. See Sunroof 0 50.
.
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 0 308.
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36 000 km/22,500 mi
48 000 km/30,000 mi
60 000 km/37,500 mi
72 000 km/45,000 mi
84 000 km/52,500 mi
96 000 km/60,000 mi
108 000 km/67,500 mi
120 000 km/75,000 mi
132 000 km/82,500 mi
144 000 km/90,000 mi
156 000 km/97,500 mi
168 000 km/105,000 mi
180 000 km/112,500 mi
192 000 km/120,000 mi
204 000 km/127,500 mi
216 000 km/135,000 mi
228 000 km/142,500 mi
240 000 km/150,000 mi
Rotate tires and perform Required Services. Check
engine oil level and oil life percentage. Change engine
oil and filter, if needed.
24 000 km/15,000 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Normal
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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 0 249.
(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 0 257.
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48 000 km/30,000 mi
60 000 km/37,500 mi
72 000 km/45,000 mi
84 000 km/52,500 mi
96 000 km/60,000 mi
108 000 km/67,500 mi
120 000 km/75,000 mi
132 000 km/82,500 mi
144 000 km/90,000 mi
156 000 km/97,500 mi
168 000 km/105,000 mi
180 000 km/112,500 mi
192 000 km/120,000 mi
204 000 km/127,500 mi
216 000 km/135,000 mi
228 000 km/142,500 mi
240 000 km/150,000 mi
Rotate tires and perform Required Services. Check
engine oil level and oil life percentage. Change engine
oil and filter, if needed.
24 000 km/15,000 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Severe
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Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Severe
(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.
SPECIAL APPLICATION
SERVICES
.
Severe Commercial Use Vehicles
Only: Lubricate chassis
components every oil change.
.
Have underbody flushing service
performed. See "Underbody
Maintenance" in Exterior
Care 0 308.
(4) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System 0 249.
(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 0 257.
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ADDITIONAL
MAINTENANCE
AND CARE
Your vehicle is an important
investment and caring for it properly
may help to avoid future costly
repairs. To maintain vehicle
performance, additional maintenance
services may be required.
It is recommended that your dealer
perform these services — their trained
dealer technicians know your vehicle
best. Your dealer can also perform a
thorough assessment with a
multi-point inspection to recommend
when your vehicle may need attention.
The following list is intended to
explain the services and conditions to
look for that may indicate services are
required.
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Battery
Brakes
The 12-volt battery supplies power to
start the engine and operate any
additional electrical accessories.
. To avoid break-down or failure to
start the vehicle, maintain a
battery with full cranking power.
. Trained dealer technicians have
the diagnostic equipment to test
the battery and ensure that the
connections and cables are
corrosion-free.
Brakes stop the vehicle and are crucial
to safe driving.
. Signs of brake wear may include
chirping, grinding, or squealing
noises, or difficulty stopping.
. Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment to
inspect the brakes and recommend
quality parts engineered for the
vehicle.
Belts
. Belts may need replacing if they
squeak or show signs of cracking
or splitting.
. Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment to
inspect the belts and recommend
adjustment or replacement when
necessary.
Proper fluid levels and approved fluids
protect the vehicle’s systems and
components. See Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants 0 328 for GM approved
fluids.
. Engine oil and windshield washer
fluid levels should be checked at
every fuel fill.
. Instrument cluster lights may
come on to indicate that fluids
may be low and need to be filled.
Fluids
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Hoses
Shocks and Struts
.
Hoses transport fluids and should be
regularly inspected to ensure that
there are no cracks or leaks. With a
multi-point inspection, your dealer can
inspect the hoses and advise if
replacement is needed.
Shocks and struts help aid in control
for a smoother ride.
. Signs of wear may include steering
wheel vibration, bounce/sway while
braking, longer stopping distance,
or uneven tire wear.
. As part of the multi-point
inspection, trained dealer
technicians can visually inspect the
shocks and struts for signs of
leaking, blown seals, or damage,
and can advise when service is
needed.
Vehicle Care
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.
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.
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 0 312 and
Exterior Care 0 308.
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
Wiper Blades
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 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
Fluid/Lubricant
Engine Oil
Engine oil meeting the dexos1™ specification of the proper SAE viscosity grade.
ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is recommended. See Engine Oil 0 244.
Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL ® Coolant. See
Engine Coolant 0 250.
Hydraulic Brake System
Hydraulic Power Steering System
Windshield Washer
Automatic Transmission
Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive)
Chassis Lubrication
Key Lock Cylinders, Hood, and Door
Hinges
DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299818, in Canada 19299819).
DEXRON ®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection
requirements.
DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Transfer Case Fluid (GM Part No. 19256084, in Canada 19256085).
Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant
meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in
Canada 10953474).
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.
Weatherstrip Conditioning
Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or
Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 10953481).
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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
3.6L (LF3)
22989313
A3180C
3.6L (LFX)
20972655
A3175C
19330000
PF63E
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
Engine Oil Filter
3.6L (LF3)
3.6L (LFX)
19330000
PF63E
13356914
CF184
3.6L (LF3)
12662396
41-147
3.6L (LFX)
12622561
41-109
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
Spark Plugs
Wiper Blades
Driver Side – 65 cm (25.6 in)
25892079
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Passenger Side – 45 cm (17.7 in)
25882578
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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
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Service Parts Identification
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
331
VEHICLE
IDENTIFICATION
Specifications” under Capacities and
Specifications 0 332 for the vehicle's
engine code.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER (VIN)
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.
Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications . . . . 332
Engine Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . 333
This legal identifier is in the front
corner of the instrument panel, on the
left side of the vehicle. It can be seen
through the windshield from outside.
The 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
.
Paint information.
.
Production options and special
equipment.
Do not remove this label from the
vehicle.
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VEHICLE DATA
CAPACITIES AND SPECIFICATIONS
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.
Engine Cooling System
3.6L (LF3)
9.8 L
10.4 qt
3.6L (LFX)
7.1 L
7.5 qt
3.6L (LF3)
6.6 L
7.0 qt
3.6L (LFX)
5.7 L
6.0 qt
70.0 L
18.5 gal
Engine Oil with Filter
Fuel Tank
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Wheel Nut Torque
74.0 L
19.5 gal
150 Y
110 lb ft
All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual.
Recheck fluid level after filling.
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Engine Specifications
Engine
VIN Code
Spark Plug Gap
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
8
0.75–0.90 mm (0.030–.035 in)
3.6L V6 Engine (LFX)
3
0.95–1.10 mm (0.037–.043 in)
ENGINE DRIVE BELT
ROUTING
FWD Accessory Drive
AWD Accessory Drive
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CUSTOMER
INFORMATION
Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects to the
United States Government . . . . . 344
Reporting Safety Defects to the
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . 344
Reporting Safety Defects to
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
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 . . . . . .
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336
336
337
337
339
339
340
342
343
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
CUSTOMER
INFORMATION
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
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resolved by your dealership without
further help, in the U.S., call the
Cadillac Customer Assistance Center at
1-800–458–8006. In Canada, call the
Canadian Cadillac Customer Care
Centre at 1-888-446-2000.
We encourage you to call the toll-free
number in order to give your inquiry
prompt attention. Have the following
information available to give the
Customer Assistance representative:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). This is available
from the vehicle registration or
title, or the plate at the top left of
the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.
. Dealership name and location.
.
Vehicle delivery date and present
mileage.
When contacting Cadillac, remember
that your concern will likely be
resolved at a dealer's facility. That is
why we suggest following Step One
first.
STEP THREE — U.S. Owners : Both
General Motors and your dealer are
committed to making sure you are
completely satisfied with the new
vehicle. However, if you continue to
remain unsatisfied after following the
procedure outlined in Steps One and
Two, you can file with the Better
Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line®
Program to enforce your rights.
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.
You may contact the BBB Auto Line
Program using the toll-free telephone
number or write them at the following
address:
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BBB Auto Line Program
Council of Better Business Bureaus,
Inc.
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
http://www.bbb.org/council/
programs-services/
dispute-handling-and-resolution/
bbb-auto-line
This program is available in all
50 states and the District of Columbia.
Eligibility is limited by vehicle age,
mileage, and other factors. General
Motors reserves the right to change
eligibility limitations and/or
discontinue its participation in this
program.
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
H : View GM Card, SiriusXM Satellite
radio (if equipped), and OnStar
account information.
ROADSIDE SERVICE
F : Chat with online help
Canada: 1-800-882-1112.
The Cadillac online owner experience
allows interaction with Cadillac and
keeps important vehicle-specific
information in one place.
representatives.
Membership Benefits
Cadillac Owner Centre (Canada)
cadillacowner.ca
E : Download owner manuals and
See my.cadillac.com to register your
vehicle.
r : Track your vehicle’s warranty
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.
information.
.
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.
J : View active recalls or search by
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
See Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) 0 331.
Find Cadillac-recommended
maintenance services.
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U.S.: 1-800-224-1400.
Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S.
Only): 1-888-889-2438.
Service is available 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
Calling for Service
When calling Roadside Service, have
the following information ready:
. Your name, home address, and
home telephone number.
. Telephone number of your
location.
. Location of the vehicle.
.
Model, year, color, and license
plate number of the vehicle.
.
Odometer reading, Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN), and
delivery date of the vehicle.
.
Description of the problem.
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Coverage
if you have OnStar. For security
reasons, the driver must present
identification before this service is
given.
Services are provided for the duration
of the vehicle’s powertrain warranty.
In the U.S., anyone driving the vehicle
is covered. In Canada, a person driving
the vehicle without permission from
the owner is not covered.
Roadside Service is not a part of the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to make any
changes or discontinue the Roadside
Service program at any time without
notification.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to limit
services or payment to an owner or
driver if they decide the claims are
made too often, or the same type of
claim is made many times.
.
.
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
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 Owner Privileges™
.
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.
a vehicle being delivered back to
the customer, up to 805 km
(500 mi).
Cadillac Technician Roadside
Service (U.S. Only)
Cadillac's exceptional Roadside Service
is more than an auto club or towing
service. It provides every Cadillac
owner in the United States with the
advantage of contacting a Cadillac
advisor and, where available, a Cadillac
trained dealer technician who can
provide on-site service.
A dealer technician will travel to your
location within a 30-mile radius of a
participating Cadillac dealership.
If beyond this radius, we will arrange
to have your car towed to the nearest
Cadillac dealership. Each technician
travels with a specially equipped
service vehicle complete with the
necessary Cadillac parts and tools
required to handle most roadside
repairs.
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Services Not Included in
Roadside Service
.
Impound towing caused by
violation of any laws.
.
Legal fines.
.
Mounting, dismounting,
or changing of snow tires, chains,
or other traction devices.
Service is not provided if a vehicle is
in an area that is not accessible to the
service vehicle or is not a regularly
traveled or maintained public road,
which includes ice and winter roads.
Off-road use is not covered.
Services Specific to
Canadian-Purchased Vehicles
.
Fuel delivery: Reimbursement is up
to 7 liters. Diesel fuel delivery may
be restricted. Propane and other
fuels are not provided through this
service.
.
Lock-Out Service: Vehicle
registration is required.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Service: Pre-authorization, original
detailed receipts, and a copy of the
repair orders are required. Once
authorization has been received,
the Roadside Service advisor will
help you make arrangements and
explain how to receive payment.
.
Alternative Service: If assistance
cannot be provided right away, the
Roadside Service advisor may give
you permission to get local
emergency road service. You will
receive payment, up to $100, after
sending the original receipt to
Roadside Service. Mechanical
failures may be covered, however
any cost for parts and labor for
repairs not covered by the
warranty are the owner
responsibility.
SCHEDULING SERVICE
APPOINTMENTS
When the vehicle requires warranty
service, contact your dealer and
request an appointment. By scheduling
a service appointment and advising
the service consultant of your
transportation needs, your dealer can
help minimize your inconvenience.
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If the vehicle cannot be scheduled into
the service department immediately,
keep driving it until it can be
scheduled for service, unless, of
course, the problem is safety related.
If it is, please call your dealership, let
them know this, and ask for
instructions.
If your dealer requests you to bring
the vehicle for service, you are urged
to do so as early in the work day as
possible to allow for same-day repair.
COURTESY
TRANSPORTATION
PROGRAM
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.
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Several Courtesy Transportation
options are available to assist in
reducing inconvenience when warranty
repairs are required.
Courtesy Transportation is not a part
of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
A separate booklet entitled “Limited
Warranty and Owner Assistance
Information” furnished with each new
vehicle provides detailed warranty
coverage information.
Transportation Options
Warranty service can generally be
completed while you wait. However,
if you are unable to do so, your dealer
may offer the following transportation
options:
Shuttle Service
This includes one-way or round-trip
shuttle service within reasonable time
and distance parameters of your
dealer's area.
Public Transportation or Fuel
Reimbursement
If overnight warranty repairs are
needed, and public transportation is
used, the expense must be supported
by original receipts and within the
maximum amount allowed by GM for
shuttle service. If U.S. customers
arrange their own transportation,
limited reimbursement for reasonable
fuel expenses may be available. Claim
amounts should reflect actual costs
and be supported by original receipts.
See your dealer for information.
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
For an overnight warranty repair, the
dealer may provide an available
courtesy rental vehicle or provide for
reimbursement of a rental vehicle.
Reimbursement is limited and must be
supported by original receipts as well
as a signed and completed rental
agreement and meet state/provincial,
local, and rental vehicle provider
requirements. Requirements vary and
may include minimum age
requirements, insurance coverage,
credit card, etc. Additional fees such as
fuel usage charges, taxes, levies, usage
fees, excessive mileage, or rental usage
beyond the completion of the repair
are also your responsibility.
It may not be possible to provide a like
vehicle as a courtesy rental.
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
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built. Genuine GM Collision parts are
the best choice to ensure that the
vehicle's designed appearance,
durability, and safety are preserved.
The use of Genuine GM parts can help
maintain the GM New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
Recycled original equipment parts may
also be used for repair. These parts are
typically removed from vehicles that
were total losses in prior crashes. In
most cases, the parts being recycled
are from undamaged sections of the
vehicle. A recycled original equipment
GM part may be an acceptable choice
to maintain the vehicle's originally
designed appearance and safety
performance; however, the history of
these parts is not known. Such parts
are not covered by the GM New
Vehicle Limited Warranty, and any
related failures are not covered by that
warranty.
Aftermarket collision parts are also
available. These are made by
companies other than GM and may
not have been tested for the vehicle.
As a result, these parts may fit poorly,
exhibit premature durability/corrosion
problems, and may not perform
properly in subsequent collisions.
Aftermarket parts are not covered by
the GM New Vehicle Limited
Warranty, and any vehicle failure
related to such parts is not covered by
that warranty.
Repair Facility
GM also recommends that you choose
a collision repair facility that meets
your needs before you ever need
collision repairs. Your dealer may have
a collision repair center with
GM-trained technicians and
state-of-the-art equipment, or be able
to recommend a collision repair center
that has GM-trained technicians and
comparable equipment.
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companies will not specify aftermarket
collision parts. When purchasing
insurance, we recommend that you
ensure that the vehicle will be repaired
with GM original equipment collision
parts. If such insurance coverage is not
available from your current insurance
carrier, consider switching to another
insurance carrier.
If the vehicle is leased, the leasing
company may require you to have
insurance that ensures repairs with
Genuine GM Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine
Manufacturer replacement parts. Read
the lease carefully, as you may be
charged at the end of the lease for
poor quality repairs.
Insuring the Vehicle
If a Crash Occurs
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
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 0 337.
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 77.
Insurance pays the bill for the repair,
but you must live with the repair.
Depending on your policy limits, your
insurance company may initially value
the repair using aftermarket parts.
Discuss this with the repair
professional, and insist on Genuine
GM parts. Remember, if the vehicle is
leased, you may be obligated to have
the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM
parts, even if your insurance coverage
does not pay the full cost.
If another party's insurance company
is paying for the repairs, you are not
obligated to accept a repair valuation
based on that insurance company's
collision policy repair limits, as you
have no contractual limits with that
company. In such cases, you can have
control of the repair and parts choices
as long as the cost stays within
reasonable limits.
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS
ORDERING INFORMATION
Service Manuals
Service Manuals have the diagnosis
and repair information on the engines,
transmission, axle, suspension, brakes,
electrical, steering, body, etc.
Service Bulletins
Service Bulletins give additional
technical service information needed
to knowledgeably service General
Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin
contains instructions to assist in the
diagnosis and service of the vehicle.
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Owner Information
Owner publications are written
specifically for owners and intended to
provide basic operational information
about the vehicle. The Owner Manual
includes the Maintenance Schedule for
all models.
In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio,
Owner Manual, and Warranty Manual.
RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 –
$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
Technical Service Bulletins and
Manuals are available for current and
past model GM vehicles.
ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-551-4123
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Eastern Time
For Credit Card Orders Only
(VISA-MasterCard-Discover), see Helm,
Inc. at: www.helminc.com.
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.
Or write to:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
Prices are subject to change without
notice and without incurring
obligation. Allow ample time for
delivery.
All listed prices are quoted in U.S.
funds. Make checks payable in U.S.
funds.
RADIO FREQUENCY
STATEMENT
This vehicle has systems that operate
on a radio frequency that complies
with Part 15/Part 18 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
rules and with Industry Canada
Standards RSS-GEN/210/216/220/251/
310, ICES‐001.
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Changes or modifications to any of
these systems by other than an
authorized service facility could void
authorization to use this equipment.
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REPORTING SAFETY
DEFECTS
REPORTING SAFETY
DEFECTS TO THE UNITED
STATES GOVERNMENT
If you believe that your vehicle has
a defect which could cause a crash
or could cause injury or death, you
should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in
addition to notifying General
Motors.
If NHTSA receives similar
complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of
vehicles, it may order a recall and
remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you,
your dealer, or General Motors.
To contact NHTSA, you may call
the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free
at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY:
1-800-424-9153); go to http://
www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other
information about motor vehicle
safety from http://
www.safercar.gov.
REPORTING SAFETY
DEFECTS TO THE
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
If you live in Canada, and you believe
that the vehicle has a safety defect,
notify Transport Canada immediately,
and notify General Motors of Canada
Company. Call Transport Canada at
1-800-333-0510 or write to:
Transport Canada
Road Safety Branch
80 rue Noel
Gatineau, QC J8Z 0A1
REPORTING SAFETY
DEFECTS TO GENERAL
MOTORS
In addition to notifying NHTSA (or
Transport Canada) in a situation like
this, notify General Motors.
Call 1-800-458-8006, or write:
Cadillac Customer Assistance Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
In Canada, call 1-888-446-2000,
or write:
Canadian Cadillac Customer Care
Centre, Mail Code: CA1-163-005
General Motors of Canada Company
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
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VEHICLE DATA
RECORDING AND
PRIVACY
The vehicle has a number of
computers that record information
about the vehicle’s performance and
how it is driven. For example, the
vehicle uses computer modules to
monitor and control engine and
transmission performance, to monitor
the conditions for airbag deployment
and deploy them in a crash, and,
if equipped, to provide antilock
braking to help the driver control the
vehicle. These modules may store data
to help the dealer technician service
the vehicle. Some modules may also
store data about how the vehicle is
operated, such as rate of fuel
consumption or average speed. These
modules may retain personal
preferences, such as radio presets, seat
positions, and temperature settings.
EVENT DATA RECORDERS
This vehicle is equipped with an event
data recorder (EDR). The main purpose
of an EDR is to record, in certain crash
or near crash-like situations, such as
an air bag deployment or hitting a
road obstacle, data that will assist in
understanding how a vehicle’s systems
performed. The EDR is designed to
record data related to vehicle
dynamics and safety systems for a
short period of time, typically
30 seconds or less. The EDR in this
vehicle is designed to record such
data as:
. How various systems in your
vehicle were operating;
. Whether or not the driver and
passenger safety belts were
buckled/fastened;
. How far (if at all) the driver was
depressing the accelerator and/or
brake pedal; and,
. How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better
understanding of the circumstances in
which crashes and injuries occur.
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Note
EDR data are recorded by your vehicle
only if a non-trivial crash situation
occurs; no data are recorded by the
EDR under normal driving conditions
and no personal data (e.g., name,
gender, age, and crash location) are
recorded. However, other parties, such
as law enforcement, could combine the
EDR data with the type of personally
identifying data routinely acquired
during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR,
special equipment is required, and
access to the vehicle or the EDR is
needed. In addition to the vehicle
manufacturer, other parties, such as
law enforcement, that have the special
equipment, can read the information if
they have access to the vehicle or
the EDR.
GM will not access these data or share
it with others except: with the consent
of the vehicle owner or, if the vehicle
is leased, with the consent of the
lessee; in response to an official
request by police or similar
government office; as part of GM's
defense of litigation through the
discovery process; or, as required by
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law. Data that GM collects or receives
may also be used for GM research
needs or may be made available to
others for research purposes, where a
need is shown and the data is not tied
to a specific vehicle or vehicle owner.
ONSTAR®
If the vehicle is equipped with OnStar®
and has an active subscription,
additional data may be collected
through the OnStar system. This
includes information about the
vehicle’s operation; collisions involving
the vehicle; the use of the vehicle and
its features; and, in certain situations,
the location and approximate GPS
speed of the vehicle. Refer to the
OnStar Terms and Conditions and
Privacy Statement on the OnStar
website.
See OnStar Additional
Information 0 352.
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 OVERVIEW
OnStar Overview
OnStar Services
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348
349
349
351
OnStar Additional Information
OnStar Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
including system limitations at
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
The OnStar system status light is next
to the OnStar buttons. If the status
light is:
. Solid Green: System is ready.
OnStar Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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= 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
ONSTAR
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.
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.
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.
Turn-by-Turn Navigation
1.
Press Q to connect to an
Advisor.
2.
Request directions to be
downloaded to the vehicle.
1.
Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
3.
Follow the voice-guided
commands.
2.
Say “Repeat.” System responds
with the last direction given, then
responds with “OnStar ready,”
then a tone.
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?”
Repeat
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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.
1.
Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
For coverage maps, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
2.
Say “Get my destination.” System
responds with the address and
distance to the destination, then
responds with “OnStar ready,”
then a tone.
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.
.
Change the default name of the
SSID (Service Set Identifier). This
is your network’s name that is
visible to other wireless devices.
Choose a unique name and avoid
family names or vehicle
descriptions.
OnStar Wi-Fi® Hotspot (If Equipped)
The vehicle may have a built-in Wi-Fi
hotspot that provides access to the
Internet and web content at 4G LTE
speed. Up to seven mobile devices can
be connected. A data plan is required.
Use the in-vehicle controls only when
it is safe to do so.
1.
2.
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.
The Wi-Fi settings will display
the Wi-Fi hotspot name (SSID),
password, and on some vehicles,
the connection type (no Internet
connection, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE), and
signal quality (poor, good,
excellent).
3.
To change the SSID or password,
press Q or call 1-888-4ONSTAR
to connect with an Advisor.
After initial set-up, your vehicle’s
Wi-Fi hotspot will connect
automatically to your mobile devices.
Manage data usage by turning Wi-Fi
on or off on your mobile device, using
the RemoteLink mobile app, or by
contacting an OnStar Advisor.
OnStar RemoteLink® Mobile App (If
Equipped)
Download the OnStar RemoteLink
mobile app to select Apple® iOS,
Android™, BlackBerry®, or Windows®
mobile devices. OnStar Subscribers can
access the following services from a
mobile device:
. Remotely start/stop the vehicle,
if factory-equipped.
. Lock/unlock doors, if equipped
with automatic locks.
. Activate the horn and lamps.
.
Check the vehicle’s fuel level, oil
life, or tire pressure,
if factory-equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitor System.
.
Send directions to the vehicle.
.
Locate the vehicle on a map (U.S.
market only).
.
Turn the vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot
on/off, manage settings, and
monitor data consumption,
if equipped.
For OnStar RemoteLink information
and compatibility, see www.onstar.com
(U.S.) or www.onstar.ca (Canada).
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.
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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
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 0 343.
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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
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A temporary loss of GPS can cause
loss of the ability to send a
Turn-by-Turn Navigation route. The
Advisor may give a verbal route or
may ask for a call back after the
vehicle is driven into an open area.
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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 0 234. 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 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
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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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 holder.
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INDEX
INDEX
A
Accessories and Modifications . . . . . 237
Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . . . . 234
Additional Information
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Adjustments
Lumbar, Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Thigh Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Air Filter, Passenger
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Airbag System
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
How Does an Airbag Restrain? . . . . . 76
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . . . 78
What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . . . . 76
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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Airbag System (cont'd)
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Airbags
Adding Equipment to the
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Passenger Status Indicator . . . . . . . .122
Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Servicing Airbag-Equipped
Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Alarm
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Alert
Side Blind Zone (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . . .222
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196, 258
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . 196
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Appearance Care
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Armrest
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Assistance Systems for Driving . . . . 218
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INDEX
Assistance Systems for Parking
and Backing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Automatic
Dimming Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Forward Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Headlamp System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Level Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Shift Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
B
Battery
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Power Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Battery - North America . . . . . . .258, 303
Blade Replacement, Wiper . . . . . . . . . . 260
Boost Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Brake
Parking, Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Brakes (cont'd)
Antilock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Automatic Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Break-In, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Back-up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
License Plate Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
C
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
California
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237, 258, 303
Canadian Vehicle Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Capacities and Specifications . . . . . . 332
Carbon Monoxide
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Cargo
Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Caution, Danger, and Warning . . . . . . . . 2
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Charging
Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Check
Malfunction Indicator Engine
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Child Restraints
Infants and Young Children . . . . . . . . 86
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97, 99
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Cigarette Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Cleaning
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
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INDEX
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Cluster, Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Compartments
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Compressor Kit, Tire Sealant . . . . . . . 291
Connections
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
Control
Traction and Electronic
Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Coolant
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Engine Temperature Gauge . . . . . . .120
Engine Temperature Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Engine Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Cover
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Cruise Control, Adaptive . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . . .336
Customer Information
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
D
Damage Repair, Collision . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Danger, Warning, and Caution . . . . . . . . 2
Data Collection
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
Data Recorders, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) . . . . 161
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Diagnostics
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
359
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Door
Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Power Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Rear Seat Pass-Through . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Drive Belt Routing, Engine . . . . . . . . . 333
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196, 258
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . 211
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Driving
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Drunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
For Better Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . .180
If the Vehicle is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
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Driving (cont'd)
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
E
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Electric Parking Brake Light . . . . . . . . 126
Electrical Equipment, Add-On . . . . . . 234
Electrical System
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . .264
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . . . .267
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
Emergency
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .348
Engine
Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Check and Service Engine
Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Compartment Overview . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Coolant Temperature Gauge . . . . . . .120
Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Engine (cont'd)
Cooling System Messages . . . . . . . . .141
Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Overheated Protection
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Running While Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Engine Oil
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Equipment, Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Extended Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Extender, Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . . . . 160
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver . . . . 165
F
Features
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Filter,
Engine Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Flashers, Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . 162
Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Fluid
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . .247
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Forward Automatic Braking . . . . . . . . 220
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Frequency Statement
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
Front Seats
Heated and Ventilated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Economy Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
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Fuel (cont'd)
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . .130
Requirements, California . . . . . . . . . .227
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Full-Size Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Fuses
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . .264
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . . . .267
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
G
Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Gauges
Boost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Engine Coolant Temperature . . . . . .120
Engine Oil Temperature . . . . . . . . . . .120
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Gauges (cont'd)
Warning Lights and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
General Information
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .317
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
H
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Head-up Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Headlamps
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . .160
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Heated
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
361
Heated (cont'd)
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Heater
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
High-Speed Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
I
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Indicator
Vehicle Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Infants and Young Children,
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Instrument Panel
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
J
Jump Starting - North America . . . . 303
K
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Keyless Entry
Remote (RKE) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
L
Labeling, Tire Sidewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Lamps
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Daytime Running (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . .161
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Exterior Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . . .160
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
License Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) . . . 223
Lane Departure Warning Light . . . . . 127
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Lane Keep Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
LATCH System
Replacing Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . 97
LATCH, Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Level Control
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Light
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Lighter, Cigarette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Lighting
Adaptive Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Illumination Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Brake System Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Lights (cont'd)
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
High-Beam On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . .160
Lane Departure Warning . . . . . . . . . .127
Low Fuel Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Service Electric Parking Brake . . . .126
StabiliTrak® OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Traction Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
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Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . . . . . . .91
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
M
Magnetic Ride Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Maintenance
Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Maintenance and Care
Additional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . . . 124
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Messages
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Battery Voltage and Charging . . . . .139
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Engine Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Engine Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Messages (cont'd)
Key and Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Object Detection System . . . . . . . . . . .143
Ride Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Service Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Starting the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Vehicle Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Automatic Dimming Rearview . . . . . 46
Convex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Tilt in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Mirrors, Interior Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Monitor System, Tire Pressure . . . . . 279
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Navigation
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
Net, Convenience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
O
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Off-Road
Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Oil
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Older Children, Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
OnStar® Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
OnStar® Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
OnStar® Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
OnStar® Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
OnStar® Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
OnStar® Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
OnStar® Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
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Operating Mode
Overheated Engine Protection . . . . .255
Ordering
Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Outlets
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Overheated Engine Protection
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
P
Park
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Parking
Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Extended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . .192
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Parking or Backing
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements, California . . . . . . . . . . 237
Personalization
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Protection, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Retained Accessory (RAP) . . . . . . . . .190
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Pregnancy, Using Safety Belts . . . . . . . .70
Premium Care Maintenance
Cadillac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording . . . . . . . . . . . .345
Program
Courtesy Transportation . . . . . . . . . . .339
Proposition
65 Warning,
California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237, 258, 303
R
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . . . . . 343
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Rear Axle
Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Rear Climate Control System . . . . . . . 171
Rear Seat Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . . . . . .65
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . . 212
Rear Window Sunshade . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Rearview Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Records
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . 306
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Replacement Parts
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Replacing Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Replacing LATCH System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Reporting Safety Defects
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
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Reporting Safety Defects (cont'd)
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
Restraints
Where to Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Ride Control Systems
Limited Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Magnetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Roads
Driving, Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Routing, Engine Drive Belt . . . . . . . . . 333
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
S
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Safety Belts (cont'd)
Replacing after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Safety Defects Reporting
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . . . . 339
Sealant Kit, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Seats
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Heated and Ventilated Front . . . . . . . 60
Heated, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Lumbar Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . . . 56
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Power Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Securing Child Restraints . . . . . . . . 97, 99
Security
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .348
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Vehicle Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
365
Service (cont'd)
Accessories and Modifications . . . .237
Doing Your Own Work . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
Engine Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Maintenance, General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Parts Identification Label . . . . . . . . . .331
Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . . .339
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Services
Special Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
Servicing the Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Shift Lock Control Function
Check, Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Shifting
Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . 222
Signals, Turn and Lane-Change . . . . 162
Spare Tire
Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Special Application Services . . . . . . . . 324
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Specifications and Capacities . . . . . . 332
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
StabiliTrak
OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Start Assist, Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Start Vehicle, Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Starting the Vehicle Messages . . . . . 147
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Fluid, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
Heated Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Storage Areas
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Cargo Management System . . . . . . .105
Center Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Sunshade
Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) . . . . .218
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166, 346
Systems
Driver Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . . . . 336
Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . .57
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
All-Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Full-Size Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Low Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Tires (cont'd)
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Pressure Monitor Operation . . . . . . .280
Pressure Monitor System . . . . . . . . . .279
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Sealant and Compressor Kit . . . . . . .291
Sealant and Compressor Kit,
Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Terminology and Definitions . . . . . .275
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . .287
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Towing
Driving Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Traction
Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
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Traction (cont'd)
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Trailer
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Fluid, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Transportation Program,
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Turn and Lane-Change Signals . . . . . 162
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . . . 287
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . . . 155
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
V
Vehicle
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Canadian Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Vehicle (cont'd)
Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . .331
Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Reminder Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Vehicle Care
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Ventilation, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
W
Warning
Brake System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Caution and Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Lane Departure (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
367
Warnings
Hazard Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Wheels
Alignment and Tire Balance . . . . . . .288
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
When It Is Time for New Tires . . . . 284
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . . . . . .90
Wi-Fi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Windshield
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Winter
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 260
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
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