Cadillac 2018 CTS/ CTS-V, CTS Sedan 2018, 2018 CTS Sedan, 2018, 2018 CTS-V Sedan, CTS-V Sedan 2018 Owner's manual

Cadillac 2018 CTS/ CTS-V, CTS Sedan 2018, 2018 CTS Sedan, 2018, 2018 CTS-V Sedan, CTS-V Sedan 2018 Owner's manual
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . . . . . 29
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . . . 109
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 337
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . 367
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
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INTRODUCTION
Introduction
The names, logos, emblems, slogans,
vehicle model names, and vehicle
body designs appearing in this manual
including, but not limited to, GM, the
GM logo, CADILLAC, the CADILLAC
Emblem, CTS, and CTS-V are
trademarks and/or service marks of
General Motors LLC, its subsidiaries,
affiliates, or licensors.
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
substitute the name “General Motors
of Canada Company” for Cadillac
Motor Car Division wherever it
appears in this manual.
Canadian Vehicle Owners
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’s manual.
Propriétaires Canadiens
Refer to the purchase documentation
relating to your specific vehicle to
confirm the features.
A French language manual can be
obtained from your dealer, at
www.helminc.com, or from:
On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce
guide en français auprès du
concessionnaire ou à l'adresse
suivante:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
USA
Keep this manual in the vehicle for
quick reference.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 23300269 B Second Printing
©
2017 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Using this Manual
To quickly locate information about
the vehicle, use the Index in the back
of the manual. It is an alphabetical
list of what is in the manual and the
page number where it can be found.
Danger, Warning, and
Caution
Warning messages found on vehicle
labels and in this manual describe
hazards and what to do to avoid or
reduce them.
{ Warning
Warning indicates a hazard that
could result in injury or death.
Caution
Caution indicates a hazard that
could result in property or vehicle
damage.
Symbols
The vehicle has components and
labels that use symbols instead of
text. Symbols are shown along with
the text describing the operation or
information relating to a specific
component, control, message, gauge,
or indicator.
M : Shown when the owner’s manual
has additional instructions or
information.
* : Shown when the service manual
has additional instructions or
information.
{ Danger
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result
in serious injury or death.
3
0 : Shown when there is more
information on another page —
“see page.”
A circle with a slash through it is a
safety symbol which means “Do Not,”
“Do not do this,” or “Do not let this
happen.”
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Vehicle Symbol Chart
Here are some additional symbols that
may be found on the vehicle and what
they mean. See the features in this
manual for information.
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
# : Air Conditioning
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
$ : Brake System Warning Light
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
` : Do Not Puncture
^ : Do Not Service
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
_ : Flame/Fire Prohibited
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
j : ISOFIX/LATCH System Child
Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Seat Belt Reminders
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak
a : Under Pressure
M : Windshield Washer Fluid
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In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stop/Start System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . . . . 14
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . . . . 14
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . 15
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . 16
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . 18
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . . . .
Surround Vision (CTS Only) . . . . . .
Curb View Camera
(CTS-V Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . .
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Parking
Assist (APA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverse Automatic
Braking (RAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle-to-Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . .
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Performance and Maintenance
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20
21
21
22
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24
24
24
24
25
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Fuel (LGX 3.6L V6 Engine) . . . . . . . . 26
Fuel (LTG 2.0L L4 Engine) . . . . . . . . 26
Fuel (LF3 3.6L V6 Twin Turbo and
LT4 6.2L V8 Engines) . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Car Wash Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Instrument Panel
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1. Air Vents 0 174.
2. Turn Signal Lever. See Turn and
Lane-Change Signals 0 157.
Parking Assist Button. See
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 226.
3. Manual Mode 0 202 (If
Equipped).
10. Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 64 (If Equipped).
4. Instrument Cluster 0 118.
11. Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 167.
5. Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 111.
6. Hazard Warning Flashers 0 157.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 239 (If
Equipped).
Stop/Start Disable Switch (If
Equipped). See Starting the
Engine 0 194.
7. Light Sensor (If Equipped). See
Automatic Headlamp System
0 156.
Solar Sensor. See Dual Automatic
Climate Control System 0 167.
8. Infotainment 0 161.
9. Glove Box Button. See Glove Box
0 106.
Automatic Parking Assist Button
(If Equipped). See Assistance
Systems for Parking or Backing
0 226.
12. Instrument Panel Storage 0 106.
Wireless Charging Pad (If
Equipped) (Out of View). See
Wireless Charging 0 115.
13. Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 206.
14. MODE Switch. See Driver Mode
Control 0 208.
15. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 200.
Manual Mode Button. See
Automatic Transmission 0 200.
16. ENGINE START/STOP Button.
See Ignition Positions 0 192.
17. Steering Wheel Controls 0 110.
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Controls. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 137.
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18. Horn 0 111.
19. Steering Wheel Adjustment 0 110.
20. Cruise Control 0 214 (If
Equipped).
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 217 (If
Equipped).
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 232 (If Equipped).
Heated Steering Wheel 0 110 (If
Equipped).
21. Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 158.
22. Head-Up Display (HUD) 0 140 (If
Equipped).
23. Data Link Connector (DLC) (Out
of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 128.
24. Hood Release. See Hood 0 255.
25. Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
Switch. See Electric Parking Brake
0 204.
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Press 7 and release to initiate vehicle
locator.
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.
Press and hold 7 for more than
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm.
For more detailed information, refer to
each of the features which can be
found later in this owner’s manual.
Press 7 again to cancel the panic
alarm.
See Keys 0 29 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 30.
Stop/Start System
The vehicle may have a fuel saving
Stop/Start system to shut off the
engine and help conserve fuel.
When the brakes are applied and the
vehicle is at a complete stop, the
engine may turn off. When the brake
pedal is released or the accelerator
pedal is pushed, the engine will
restart. The engine may restart even
while the brake is applied. See Starting
the Engine 0 194.
Press the button to remove the key.
The key can be used for the driver
door and the rear folding seats.
Press K to unlock the driver door or
all doors, depending on the vehicle
personalization settings. The fuel door
will also be unlocked.
Press Q to lock all doors and the fuel
door, depending on the vehicle
personalization settings.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter may work up to 60 m
(197 ft) away.
Press X twice quickly to release the
trunk.
Remote Vehicle Start
The engine can be started from
outside of the vehicle.
Starting the Vehicle
1. Press and release
transmitter.
Q on the RKE
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash.
Start the vehicle normally after
entering.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on.
Remote start can be extended.
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Canceling a Remote Start
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.
From the inside rear doors, push down
on the door lock knob on top of the
door. To unlock a door, pull once on
the door handle to unlock it, and
again to open it.
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Trunk
Power Door Locks
From outside, press Q or K on the
RKE transmitter. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 30.
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 37.
Door Locks
Keyless Access
To open the trunk, press | on the
driver door, press X twice quickly on
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter, or press the touch pad on
the rear of the vehicle after unlocking
all doors.
Press the button on the door handle
and pull the handle when the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
within 1 m (3 ft). See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 30.
Manual Operation
From outside, use the key in the
driver door. The key cylinder is
covered by a cap. See Door Locks 0 38.
From inside, press Q or K. The
indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when locked. See Power
Door Locks 0 40.
Press the touch pad on the rear of the
trunk above the license plate when
the RKE transmitter is in range.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 30 and Trunk 0 42.
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Windows
Seat Adjustment
High Performance Seat Adjustment
Power Seats
High Performance Seat
Power windows work when the
ignition is on, in ACC/ACCESSORY,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 197.
Using the window switch, press to
open or pull to close the window.
The windows may be temporarily
disabled if they are used repeatedly
within a short time.
See Power Windows 0 50.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
High Performance Seat
To adjust the seat:
. Move the seat forward or rearward
by sliding the control forward or
rearward.
. Raise or lower the seat by moving
the rear of the control up or down.
. If equipped, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control up
or down.
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.
.
Press Down (4) to make downward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Forward (5) to make forward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
11
Two-Way Lumbar and Bolster
Adjustment
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 57.
Reclining Seatbacks
High Performance Seat
Base Seat
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
To adjust the two-way lumbar and
bolster support, if equipped:
. Press and hold the lumbar
adjustment control forward or
rearward to adjust lumbar support
forward or rearward.
. Press and hold the recliner control
up or down to move the seatback
bolster support inward or outward.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 61.
Base Seat
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
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Four-Way Lumbar and Bolster
Adjustment
High Performance Bolster
Support
Four-Way Lumbar Support
Cushion Bolster Support
To adjust cushion bolster support,
if equipped:
To adjust lumbar support, if equipped:
Base Seat
To adjust the four-way lumbar and
bolster support, if equipped:
. Press and hold the lumbar
adjustment control forward or
rearward to adjust lumbar support
forward or rearward and up or
down for vertical lumbar
adjustment.
. Press and hold the recliner control
up or down to move the seatback
bolster support inward or outward.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 60.
.
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.
High Performance Seat
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to lumbar
support on the center stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust lumbar forward or
rearward.
.
Press Up (2) or Down (4) to adjust
lumbar support up or down.
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Back Bolster Support
Memory Features
To adjust back bolster support,
if equipped:
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to back bolster
support on the center stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust back bolster support
inward or outward.
If equipped, memory seats allow two
drivers to store and recall their unique
seat positions for driving the vehicle,
and a shared exit position for getting
out of the vehicle. Other feature
positions may also be set, such as
power mirrors and power steering
wheel, if equipped. Memory positions
are linked to RKE transmitter 1 or 2
for automatic memory recalls.
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Before storing, adjust all available
memory feature positions. Turn the
ignition on and then press and release
SET; a beep will sound. Then
immediately press and hold 1, 2,
or B (Exit) on the driver door until
two beeps sound. To manually recall
these positions, press and hold 1, 2,
or B until the saved position is
reached.
When Auto Memory Recall is enabled
in vehicle personalization, positions
previously stored to memory buttons
1 and 2 are recalled when the ignition
is changed from off to on or ACC/
ACCESSORY.
When Easy Exit Options is enabled in
vehicle personalization, the feature
automatically recalls the previously
stored exit position when exiting the
vehicle. See Memory Seats 0 62.
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Heated and Ventilated
Seats
Uplevel Buttons Shown, Base Buttons
Similar
If equipped, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be on.
setting, and then to the off setting.
The indicator lights above the buttons
indicate three for the highest setting
and one for the lowest. If the front
heated seats are on high, the level
may automatically be lowered after
approximately 30 minutes.
auto heated or ventilated seats feature
can be programmed to always be
enabled when the vehicle is on.
See Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 64.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
Auto Heated and Ventilated
Seats
Head Restraint Adjustment
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.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
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.
Press the button once for the highest
setting. With each press of the button,
the seat will change to the next lower
If the passenger seat is unoccupied,
the auto heated or ventilated seats
feature will not activate that seat. The
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and seatback.
The heated or ventilated seats will not
turn on during a remote start unless
they are enabled in the vehicle
personalization menu.
If equipped with base seats, the
vehicle’s front seats have adjustable
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions.
If equipped with high performance
seats, the vehicle’s front seats have
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions that cannot be
adjusted.
Do not drive until the head restraints
for all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
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.
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See Head Restraints 0 56 and Power
Seat Adjustment 0 57.
Passenger Sensing System
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Mirror Adjustment
Exterior
Seat Belts
United States
Canada and Mexico
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
seat belts properly:
. Seat Belts 0 69.
.
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
0 70.
.
Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 71.
.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 95.
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 82.
The passenger airbag status indicator
lights on the overhead console are
visible when the vehicle is started. See
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
0 126.
Controls for the outside power mirrors
are on the driver door.
To adjust each mirror:
1. Press L or R to select the driver
or passenger side mirror.
2. Press the arrows on the control
pad to move the mirror up,
down, right, or left.
3. Adjust each mirror so that a little
of the vehicle and the area
behind it can be seen.
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4. Return the selector switch to the
center position.
Steering Wheel Adjustment
Power Tilt and Telescoping Wheel
See Power Mirrors 0 47.
Interior
The vehicle has an automatic
dimming inside rearview mirror.
Automatic dimming reduces the glare
of headlamps from behind. The
dimming feature comes on when the
vehicle is started.
See Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror 0 48.
Rear Camera Mirror
If equipped, this automatic dimming
rearview mirror provides a wide angle
camera view of the area behind the
vehicle. For ease of use, adjust the
mirror for a clear view of the area
behind the vehicle while the display is
off. See Rear Camera Mirror 0 48.
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
3. Pull or push the steering wheel
closer or away from you.
4. Pull the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
If equipped, the control is on the left
side of the steering column.
. Push the control up or down to tilt
the steering wheel up or down.
. Push the control forward or
rearward to move the steering
wheel toward the front or rear of
the vehicle.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving.
To set the power tilt wheel memory
position, see Memory Seats 0 62.
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Interior Lighting
Reading Lamps
Dome Lamp
There are front and rear reading
lamps on the overhead console and
over the rear passenger doors. These
lamps come on when any door is
opened.
To manually turn the reading lamps
on or off:
Press the lamp lenses over the rear
passenger doors.
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 158.
Exterior Lighting
To change the dome lamp settings,
press the following:
OFF : Turns the lamp off, even when a
door is open.
DOOR : The lamp comes on when a
door is opened.
ON : Turns the lamp on.
Press m or n next to each overhead
console reading lamp.
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There are four positions:
Windshield Wiper/Washer
O : Turns the exterior lamps off and
deactivates the AUTO mode. 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.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
With the ignition on or in ACC/
ACCESSORY, move the lever to select
the wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
5 : Turns on the headlamps together
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.
To turn the Rainsense feature on or
off, see “Rain Sense Wipers” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 153 and
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) 0 155.
1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the lever down. For several wipes, hold
the lever down.
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.
n L : Pull the lever toward you to
spray windshield washer fluid and
activate the wipers.
See Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 111.
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Climate Controls
The climate control buttons on the center stack and on the climate control
display are used to adjust the heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Climate Control Display
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
2. Fan Controls
Center Stack Climate Controls
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5. Recirculation
2. Fan Control
7. Defrost
3. OFF (Fan)
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
4. Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
6. Rear Window Defogger
3. Rear (Rear Climate Control
Display, If Equipped)
4. Sync (Synchronize Driver and
Passenger Temperature)
5. Recirculation
6. Air Delivery Mode Control
7. Auto (Automatic Operation)
8. A/C (Air Conditioning)
9. On/Off
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See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 167 and Rear Climate Control
System 0 172 (if equipped).
Transmission
Tap Shift
If equipped, permanent Tap Shift
Mode may be entered with the shift
lever in D (Drive), by pressing the
M (Manual Mode) button on the top
of the shift lever.
Temporary Tap Shift Mode may be
entered while in D (Drive) using the
tap shift controls on the back of the
steering wheel.
See Manual Mode 0 202.
Starting the Engine
When first starting the vehicle, the
engine idle speed will be elevated to
allow the catalytic converter, an
emissions control device, to quickly
reach operating temperature. After
approximately 20 seconds, the engine
will begin to transition to its normal,
quieter idle speed, which can vary
depending on the temperature. This is
normal operation.
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, phone, navigation system, and
voice or speech recognition. It also
includes information on settings.
Steering Wheel Controls
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering wheel
controls. See "Steering Wheel
Controls" in the infotainment manual.
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Cruise Control
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next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press +RES up to the
second detent.
SET− : Press the control down briefly
to set the speed and activate cruise
control. If cruise control is already
active, use to decrease vehicle speed.
To decrease speed by 1 km/h (1 mph),
press SET− down to the first detent.
To decrease speed to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer,
press SET− down to the second detent.
J : Press to turn the system on and
off. A white indicator appears in the
instrument cluster when cruise is
turned on.
+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press the control up briefly
to resume to that speed or 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
* : Press to disengage cruise control
without erasing the set speed from
memory.
See Cruise Control 0 214 or Adaptive
Cruise Control 0 217 (if equipped).
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
y or z : Press to move up or down
in a list.
S or T : Press to move between the
interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
SEL : Press to open a menu or select a
menu item. Press and hold to reset
values on certain screens.
See Driver Information Center (DIC)
0 137.
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Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
brake the vehicle. This can help avoid
or lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear.
If equipped, FCA may help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by front-end
crashes. FCA provides a green
indicator, V, when a vehicle is
detected ahead. This indicator
displays amber if you follow a vehicle
too closely. When approaching a
vehicle ahead too quickly, FCA
provides a flashing red alert on the
windshield and rapidly beeps or pulses
the driver seat.
See Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
0 235.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 232.
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
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)
0 238 and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
0 239.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists drivers
with avoiding lane change crashes
that occur with moving vehicles in the
side blind zone (or spot) areas or with
vehicles rapidly approaching these
areas from behind. The LCA warning
display will light up in the
corresponding outside mirror and will
flash if the turn signal is on. The Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) system is
included as part of the LCA system.
See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) 0 236
and Lane Change Alert (LCA) 0 236.
Surround Vision (CTS Only)
If equipped, views around the vehicle
appear on the infotainment display to
aid with parking and low-speed
maneuvers.
See “Surround Vision (CTS Only)”
under Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 226.
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Front Vision Camera
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
If equipped, a view of the area in front
of the vehicle appears on the
infotainment display to aid with
parking and low-speed maneuvers.
If equipped, RVC shows 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.
It operates at speeds less than 8 km/h
(5 mph). RPA may show a warning
triangle on the infotainment display
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.
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 226.
The vehicle may also have the Front
Parking Assist system.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) System
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 226.
If equipped, the RCTA system shows a
triangle with an arrow on the
infotainment display to warn of traffic
behind your vehicle that may cross
your vehicle's path while in
R (Reverse). In addition, beeps will
sound, or the driver seat will pulse.
Automatic Parking
Assist (APA)
See “Front Vision Camera” under
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 226.
Curb View Camera
(CTS-V Only)
If equipped, a view of the area in front
of the vehicle displays on the
infotainment display to aid with
parking and low-speed maneuvers.
The display shows a front, top down
view at the top of the screen and left
and right front camera images on the
bottom.
See “Curb View Camera (CTS-V Series
Only)” under Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing 0 226.
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 226.
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).
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.
See “Automatic Parking Assist (APA)”
under Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 226.
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Reverse Automatic
Braking (RAB)
Power Outlets
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.
Accessory power outlets can be used
to plug in electrical equipment, such
as a cell phone or MP3 player.
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 226.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle
If equipped, this technology
communicates with other
Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V)-equipped
vehicles. It can help drivers avoid
crashes and traffic congestion. V2V
technology alerts when other
V2V-equipped vehicles ahead are
braking hard, are disabled, or may be
on slippery roads. See
Vehicle-to-Vehicle 0 240.
Universal Remote System
Power Outlets 12-Volt Direct Current
The vehicle has three 12-volt
accessory power outlets:
. Inside the center console storage
in front of the armrest cover.
. Inside the storage area under the
armrest cover.
. Inside the storage area on the rear
of the center console, if equipped.
These outlets are powered while the
vehicle is on or in ACC/ACCESSORY
mode, or until the driver door is
opened within 10 minutes of turning
off the vehicle.
Lift the cover to access the accessory
power outlet.
See Power Outlets 0 113.
If equipped, this system provides a
way to replace up to three remote
control transmitters used to activate
devices such as garage door openers,
security systems, and home
automation devices.
Read the instructions completely
before attempting to program the
Universal Remote system. Because of
the steps involved, it may be helpful
to have another person available to
assist you with programming the
Universal Remote system.
See Universal Remote System 0 149.
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Sunroof
If equipped, the sunroof will only
operate when the ignition is on or in
ACC/ACCESSORY, or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 197.
Vent : Press and release ~ (1) to
vent the sunroof. The sunshade will
automatically open approximately
38 cm (15 in). Press and hold g (1)
to close the sunroof vent.
Express-Open/Express-Close : With
the sunroof in the vent position, press
~ (1) a second time to express-open
the sunroof. Press g (1) to
express-close the sunroof. To stop the
sunroof partway, press the switch
again.
The passenger side switch Q (2)
operates the sunshade. Press and
release Q (2) to express-open or
express-close the sunshade. To stop
the sunshade partway, press the
switch again.
The driver side switch (1) operates the
sunroof.
See Sunroof 0 53.
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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.
StabiliTrak assists with directional
control of the vehicle in difficult
driving conditions. The system turns
on automatically every time the
vehicle is started.
. To turn off TCS, press and release
Y on the center console. i
illuminates in the instrument
cluster. A DIC message may
display.
.
Press Y again to turn traction
control back on.
.
To turn off both TCS and
StabiliTrak, press and hold Y on
the center console until g and i
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illuminate in the instrument
cluster. A DIC message may
display.
.
Press Y again to turn on both
systems.
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 206.
The vehicle has Driver Mode Control
and may have Competitive Driving
Mode. See Driver Mode Control 0 208
and Competitive Driving Mode (V-Sport
Only) 0 211.
Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS).
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 0 188. The
warning light will remain on until the
tire pressure is corrected.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
may be an early indicator that the tire
pressures are getting low and the tires
need to be inflated to the proper
pressure.
The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. Maintain
the correct tire pressures.
Fuel (LGX 3.6L V6 Engine)
Regular Fuel
Use only unleaded gasoline rated
87 octane or higher in your vehicle.
Do not use gasoline with an octane
rating lower as it may result in vehicle
damage and lower fuel economy. See
Fuel 0 242.
Fuel (LTG 2.0L L4 Engine)
See Tire Pressure Monitor System
0 303.
The low tire pressure warning light
alerts to a significant loss in pressure
of one of the vehicle's tires. If the
Premium Recommended Fuel
Use premium 93 octane unleaded
gasoline in your vehicle. Unleaded
gasoline with an octane rating as low
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as 87 may be used, but it will reduce
performance and fuel economy. See
Fuel 0 242.
E85 or FlexFuel
Fuel (LF3 3.6L V6 Twin
Turbo and LT4 6.2L
V8 Engines)
No E85 or FlexFuel
Gasoline-ethanol fuel blends greater
than E15 (15% ethanol by volume),
such as E85, cannot be used in this
vehicle.
Premium Required Fuel
Engine Oil Life System
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 0 242.
The engine oil life system calculates
engine oil life based on vehicle use
and displays the CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message when it is time to
change the engine oil and filter. The
oil life system should be reset to 100%
only following an oil change.
Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Using the DIC buttons, display
REMAINING OIL LIFE on the
DIC. See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 137.
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2. Press and hold SEL to clear the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message and reset the oil life
at 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil life
display accidentally at any time
other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
The oil life system can also be reset as
follows:
1. Using the DIC buttons, display
REMAINING OIL LIFE on the
DIC. See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 137.
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 0 265.
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Car Wash Guidelines
Caution
Some automatic car washes can
cause damage to the vehicle, wheels
and ground effects. Automatic car
washes are not recommended, due
to lack of clearance for the
undercarriage and/or wide rear tires
and wheels. See "Washing the
Vehicle" under Exterior Care 0 329.
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel mileage.
Here are some driving tips to get the
best fuel economy possible.
. Avoid fast starts and accelerate
smoothly.
. Brake gradually and avoid abrupt
stops.
. Avoid idling the engine for long
periods of time.
.
When road and weather
conditions are appropriate, use
cruise control.
.
Always follow posted speed limits
or drive more slowly when
conditions require.
.
Keep vehicle tires properly
inflated.
.
Combine several trips into a
single trip.
.
Replace the vehicle's tires with the
same TPC Spec number molded
into the tire's sidewall near
the size.
.
Follow recommended scheduled
maintenance.
Roadside Service
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400
Canada: 1-800-882-1112
TTY Users (U.S. Only): 1-888-889-2438
New Cadillac owners are automatically
enrolled in the Roadside Service
Program.
See Roadside Service 0 361.
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Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . .
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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30
30
37
38
40
40
41
41
42
Doors
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .
44
44
46
46
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Manual Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
47
47
47
48
48
Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . 48
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Rear Camera Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Window Sunshade . . . . . . . . . . .
50
50
52
52
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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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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To remove the key, press the button
on the side of the transmitter near the
bottom, and pull the key out. Never
pull the key out without pressing the
button.
See your dealer if a new key is needed.
Contact Roadside Service if locked out
of the vehicle. See Roadside Service
0 361.
With an active OnStar service plan, an
OnStar Advisor may remotely unlock
the vehicle. See OnStar Overview 0 371.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 367.
This key, inside the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter, is used for
the driver door and rear folding seats.
If there is a decrease in the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) operating range:
. Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
. Check the location. Other vehicles
or objects may be blocking the
signal.
.
Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later in
this section.
.
If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your dealer
or a qualified technician for
service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
The Keyless Access system allows for
vehicle entry when the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
within 1 m (3 ft). See “Keyless Access
Operation” later in this section.
The RKE transmitter may work up to
60 m (197 ft) away from the vehicle.
Other conditions, such as those
previously stated, can impact the
performance of the transmitter.
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Pressing Q may also arm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System 0 44.
Q : Press to lock all doors and the
fuel door. The turn signal indicators
may flash and/or the horn may sound
on the second press to indicate
locking. See Vehicle Personalization
0 144.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed and Open Door Anti-Lockout
is enabled through vehicle
personalization, all doors will lock and
then the driver door will immediately
unlock. See Vehicle Personalization
0 144. If the passenger door is open
when Q is pressed, all doors lock.
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from outside the vehicle using the
RKE transmitter. See Remote Vehicle
Start 0 37.
K : Press to unlock the driver door.
Press again within five seconds to
unlock all doors. The RKE transmitter
can be programmed to unlock all
doors on the first button press. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 144. 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.
initiate vehicle locator. The exterior
lamps flash and the horn chirps three
times. Press and hold 7 for more
than three seconds to sound the panic
alarm. The horn sounds and the turn
signal lamps flash for 30 seconds,
or until 7 is pressed again or the
vehicle is started.
Pressing K will disarm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System 0 44.
Keyless Access Operation
Press and hold K until the windows
fully open. Windows will not operate
unless remote window operation is
enabled. See Vehicle Personalization
0 144.
Pressing K will also unlock the
fuel door.
/ : Press and release Q and then
immediately press and hold / for at
least four seconds to start the engine
7 : Press and release one time to
X : Press twice quickly to release the
trunk.
The Keyless Access system lets you
lock and unlock the doors and access
the trunk without removing the RKE
transmitter from your pocket, purse,
briefcase, etc. The RKE transmitter
must be within 1 m (3 ft) of the trunk
or door being opened. If equipped,
there will be a button on the outside
door handles.
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The Keyless Access system can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first lock/unlock press from the
driver door. See Vehicle Personalization
0 144.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the
Passenger Doors
If equipped with memory seats, RKE
transmitters 1 and 2 are linked to
seating positions of memory 1 or 2.
See Memory Seats 0 62.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the
Driver Door
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
the door handle, pressing the lock/
unlock button on the driver door
handle will unlock the driver door.
If the lock/unlock button is pressed
again within five seconds, all
passenger doors will unlock.
Driver Door Shown, Passenger Similar
Pressing the lock/unlock button will
cause all doors to lock if any of the
following occur:
. It has been more than five seconds
since the first lock/unlock button
press.
. Two lock/unlock button presses
were used to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened and
all doors are now closed.
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
the door handle, pressing the lock/
unlock button on a passenger door
handle will unlock all doors. Pressing
the lock/unlock button will cause all
doors to lock if any of the following
occur:
. The lock/unlock button was used
to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened and
all doors are now closed.
Passive Locking
The Keyless Access system will lock
the vehicle several seconds after all
doors are closed if the vehicle is off
and at least one transmitter has been
removed or none remain in the
vehicle.
The fuel door will also lock at
this time.
If other electronic devices interfere
with the RKE transmitter signal, the
vehicle may not detect the RKE
transmitter inside the vehicle.
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If passive locking is enabled, the doors
may lock with the RKE transmitter
inside the vehicle. Do not leave the
RKE transmitter in an unattended
vehicle.
To customize the doors to
automatically lock when exiting the
vehicle, see Vehicle Personalization
0 144.
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 0 144.
Remote No Longer In Vehicle Alert
If the vehicle is on, with a door open,
and then all doors are closed, the
vehicle will check for RKE
transmitter(s) inside. If an RKE
transmitter is not detected, the DIC
will display NO REMOTE DETECTED
and the horn will chirp three times.
This occurs only once each time the
vehicle is driven. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
Keyless Trunk Opening
Press the touch pad on the rear of the
trunk above the license plate if the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft).
Key Access
To access a vehicle with a weak
transmitter battery, see Door Locks
0 38.
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
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reprogrammed so that lost or stolen
transmitters no longer work. Each
vehicle can have up to eight
transmitters matched to it.
Programming with Recognized
Transmitters
A new transmitter can be programmed
to the vehicle when there are two
recognized transmitters.
To program, the vehicle must be off
and all transmitters, both currently
recognized and new, must be
with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from the
recognized transmitter.
2. Place the two recognized
transmitter(s) in the cupholder.
3. Remove the key lock cylinder cap
on the driver door handle. See
Door Locks 0 38. Insert the
vehicle key into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle, then turn the key
counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
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The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY FOR
REMOTE #2, 3, 4, ETC.
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 vehicle key back into
the transmitter.
Programming without Recognized
Transmitters
4. Open the center console, remove
the rubber mat, and place the
new transmitter in the
transmitter pocket.
5. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned,
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
6. Remove the transmitter from the
transmitter pocket and press K
or Q on the transmitter.
If two currently recognized
transmitters are not available, follow
this procedure to program up to eight
transmitters. This feature is not
available in Canada. This procedure
will take approximately 30 minutes to
complete. The vehicle must be off and
all transmitters to be programmed
must be with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from the
transmitter.
2. Remove the key lock cylinder cap
on the driver door handle. See
Door Locks 0 38. Insert the
vehicle key into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle, then turn the key
counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays REMOTE LEARN
PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
3. Wait for 10 minutes until the
DIC displays PRESS ENGINE
START BUTTON TO LEARN and
then press ENGINE
START/STOP.
The DIC display will again show
REMOTE LEARN PENDING,
PLEASE WAIT.
4. Repeat Step 3 two additional
times. After the third time all
previously known transmitters
will no longer work with the
vehicle. Remaining transmitters
can be relearned during the next
steps.
The DIC display should now
show READY FOR REMOTE # 1.
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7. Remove the transmitter from the
transmitter pocket and press K
or Q on the transmitter.
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To start the vehicle:
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 5–7.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and hold
ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
5. Open the center console, remove
the rubber mat, and place the
new transmitter in the
transmitter pocket.
6. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned,
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
8. Return the vehicle key back into
the transmitter.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
If the transmitter battery is weak or if
there is interference with the signal,
the DIC may display NO REMOTE
DETECTED or NO REMOTE KEY WAS
DETECTED PLACE KEY IN
TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN
START YOUR VEHICLE when starting
the vehicle.
1. Open the center console, remove
the rubber mat, and place the
new transmitter in the
transmitter pocket.
2. With the vehicle in P (Park) or
N (Neutral) press the brake pedal
and ENGINE START/STOP.
Replace the transmitter battery
as soon as possible.
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Battery Replacement
Caution
When replacing the battery, do not
touch any of the circuitry on the
transmitter. Static from your body
could damage the transmitter.
Replace the battery if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message
displays in the DIC.
2. Separate the two halves of the
transmitter using the key
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.
1. Press the button on the side of
the transmitter near the bottom
and pull the key out.
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Remote Vehicle Start
This feature allows the engine to be
started from outside the vehicle.
/ : This button on the RKE
transmitter is for remote start.
The climate control system will use
the previous settings during a remote
start. The rear window defogger may
come on during remote start based on
cold ambient conditions. The rear
defog indicator light does not come on
during remote start.
If equipped, the heated and ventilated
front seats may also come on when
the vehicle personalization setting is
enabled. See Heated and Ventilated
Front Seats 0 64.
If equipped with a remote start heated
steering wheel, it may come on during
a remote start. See Heated Steering
Wheel 0 110.
Laws in some local communities may
restrict the use of remote starters. For
example, some laws may require a
person using remote start to have the
vehicle in view. Check local
regulations for any requirements.
If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not
use the remote start feature. The
vehicle may run out of fuel.
The RKE transmitter range may be
shorter while the vehicle is running.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
0 30.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
1. Press and release
transmitter.
Q on the RKE
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash. The
flashing confirms the request to
remote start the vehicle has been
received.
During the remote start, the
parking lamps will remain on as
long as the engine is running.
The engine will shut off after
10 minutes unless a time
extension is done or the ignition
is turned on.
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3. Press the brake pedal and turn
the ignition on to drive the
vehicle.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can also be
extended by another 10 minutes,
if during the first 10 minutes
Steps 1 and 2 are repeated while the
engine is still running. An extension
can be requested, 30 seconds after
starting. This provides a total of
20 minutes.
The remote start can only be
extended once.
When the remote start is extended,
the second 10–minute period is added
on to the first 10 minutes for a total
of 20 minutes.
A maximum of two remote starts, or a
remote start with an extension, are
allowed between ignition cycles.
Then the ignition must be turned on
and then off before the remote start
procedure can be used again.
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Canceling a Remote Start
.
To cancel a remote start, do any of
the following:
Two remote vehicle starts have
already been used.
.
The vehicle is not in P (Park).
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
{ Warning
.
Turn the vehicle on and then
back off.
Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
. Passengers, especially
children, can easily open the
doors and fall out of a moving
vehicle. The doors can be
unlocked and opened while
the vehicle is moving. 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 seat 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
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Conditions in Which Remote Start
Will Not Work
The remote start will not operate if
any of the following occur:
. The ignition is in any mode other
than off.
. A transmitter is in the vehicle.
.
The hood is not closed.
.
The hazard warning flashers
are on.
.
There is an emission control
system malfunction.
.
The engine coolant temperature is
too high.
.
The oil pressure is low.
Warning (Continued)
and can suffer permanent
injuries or even death from
heat stroke. Always lock the
vehicle whenever leaving it.
Door Locks
.
Outsiders can easily enter
through an unlocked door
when you slow down or stop
the vehicle. Locking the doors
can help prevent this from
happening.
To lock or unlock the doors from
outside the vehicle:
.
Press Q or K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 30.
.
Use the key in the driver door. The
key lock cylinder is covered with
a cap.
See “Driver Door Key Lock
Cylinder Access (In Case of Dead
Battery)” later in this section.
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To lock or unlock the doors from
inside the vehicle:
.
Press Q or K on the power door
lock switch.
.
Pull the door handle once to
unlock it. Pull the door handle
again to unlatch it.
Driver Door Key Lock Cylinder
Access (In Case of Dead Battery)
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To replace the cap:
1. Pull the door handle (1) to the
open position and hold it open
until the cap installation is
complete.
Keyless Access
To access the driver door key lock
cylinder:
1. Pull the door handle (1) to the
open position and hold it open
until the cap removal is
complete.
The RKE transmitter must be within
1 m (3 ft) of the trunk or door being
opened. Press the button on the door
handle to open. See “Keyless Access
Operation” in Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 30.
2. Insert the key into the slot (3) on
the bottom of the cap (2) and lift
the key upward.
3. Move the cap (2) rearward and
remove.
4. Use the key in the cylinder.
2. Insert the two tabs (6) at the
back of the cap between the
seal (5) and the metal base (4).
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3. Slide the cap forward and press
the forward edge to install the
cap in place.
Power Door Locks
4. Release the door handle.
5. Check that the cap is secure.
Free-Turning Locks
The door key lock cylinder turns freely
when either the wrong key is used,
or the correct key is not fully inserted.
The free-turning door lock feature
prevents the lock from being forced
open. To reset the lock, turn it to the
vertical position with the correct key
fully inserted. Remove the key and
insert it again. If this does not reset
the lock, turn the key halfway around
in the cylinder and repeat the reset
procedure.
Q : Press to lock the doors. The
indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when activated.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
Delayed Locking
This feature delays the actual locking
of the doors until five seconds after all
doors are closed.
Delayed locking can only be turned on
when the Open Door Anti-Lockout
feature has been turned off.
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When Q is pressed on the power door
lock switch with the door open, a
chime will sound three times
indicating that delayed locking is
active.
If a vehicle door is unlocked, and then
opened and closed, the doors will lock
either when your foot is removed from
the brake or the vehicle speed
becomes faster than 13 km/h (8 mph).
The doors will then lock automatically
five seconds after all doors are closed.
If a door is reopened before
five seconds have elapsed, the
five-second timer will reset once all
the doors are closed again.
To unlock the doors:
Press Q on the door lock switch again,
or press Q on the RKE transmitter, to
override this feature and lock the
doors immediately.
Automatic door locking or unlocking
can be enabled or disabled in settings.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
Delayed locking can be programmed
through the Driver Information Center
(DIC). See Vehicle Personalization
0 144.
Automatic Door Locks
The doors will lock automatically
when all doors are closed, the ignition
is on, and the vehicle is shifted out of
P (Park).
.
Press K on the power door lock
switch.
.
Shift the transmission into
P (Park).
Lockout Protection
If the vehicle is on or in ACC/
ACCESSORY and the power door lock
switch is pressed with the driver door
open, all the doors will lock and only
the driver door will unlock.
If the vehicle is off and locking is
requested while a door is open, when
all doors are closed the vehicle will
check for RKE transmitters inside.
If an RKE transmitter is detected and
the number of RKE transmitters inside
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has not reduced, the driver door will
unlock and the horn will chirp three
times.
Lockout Protection can be manually
overridden with the driver door open
by pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Open Door Anti-Lockout
If Open Door Anti-Lockout has been
turned on and the vehicle is off, the
driver door is open, and locking is
requested, all the doors will lock and
the driver door will remain unlocked.
Push the lock button on the door or
the RKE transmitter a second time to
lock the driver door. The Open Door
Anti-Lockout feature can be turned on
or off. See Vehicle Personalization
0 144.
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Safety Locks
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
Press Z { to activate the safety
locks on the rear doors. The indicator
light in the switch will illuminate
when activated.
Doors
Trunk
The rear door power windows are also
disabled. See Power Windows 0 50.
{ Warning
Press Z { again to deactivate the
lockout switch.
Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle
if it is driven with the liftgate or
trunk/hatch open, or with any
objects that pass through the seal
between the body and the trunk/
hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust
contains carbon monoxide (CO)
which cannot be seen or smelled.
It can cause unconsciousness and
even death.
If an inside rear door handle is being
pulled at the same time 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.
If the vehicle must be driven with
the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:
. Close all of the windows.
.
Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
.
Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
brings in only outside air and
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set the fan speed to the
highest setting. See “Climate
Control Systems” in the Index.
.
.
.
| on the driver door.
Press X twice quickly on the
Press
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
If the vehicle is equipped with
a power liftgate, disable the
power liftgate function.
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The trunk can be opened while the
vehicle is locked by pressing the touch
pad above the license plate while the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
the rear of the vehicle. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
0 30.
Close the trunk by pulling on the
pull cup.
See Engine Exhaust 0 199.
Rear Seat Pass-Through
Use the rear seat pass-through door
when transporting long items.
Trunk Release
To open, pull down the rear seat
armrest. Pull the lever all the way
down to release the door.
.
To open the trunk, the vehicle must
be off or the shift lever must be in
P (Park).
Press the touch pad on the rear of
the trunk above the license plate
when all doors are unlocked.
To close, push it up and back into
place. Try to open the door without
pulling up on the lever to make sure it
is locked into place.
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Emergency Trunk Release
Handle
exposure to light. Pull the release
handle to open the trunk from the
inside.
Vehicle Security
This vehicle has theft-deterrent
features; however, they do not make
the vehicle impossible to steal.
Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm
system.
Caution
Do not use the emergency trunk
release handle as a tie-down or
anchor point when securing items
in the trunk as it could damage the
handle.
There is a glow-in-the-dark emergency
trunk release handle on the trunk lid.
This handle will glow following
After pulling the emergency trunk
release handle, push the handle back
into the bezel.
The indicator light, on the instrument
panel near the windshield, indicates
the status of the system.
Off : Alarm system is disarmed.
On Solid : Vehicle is secured during
the delay to arm the system.
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Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured.
A door, the hood, or the trunk is open.
Slow Flash : Alarm system is armed.
Arming the Alarm System
1. Turn off the vehicle.
2. Lock the vehicle in one of
three ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
. Use the Keyless Access
system.
.
With a door open, press Q
on the interior of the door.
3. After 30 seconds the alarm
system will arm, and the
indicator light will begin to
slowly flash indicating the alarm
system is operating. Pressing Q
on the RKE transmitter a second
time will bypass the 30-second
delay and immediately arm the
alarm system.
The vehicle alarm system will not arm
if the doors are locked with the key.
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If the driver door is opened without
first unlocking with the RKE
transmitter, the horn will chirp and
the lights will flash to indicate
pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not started,
or the door is not unlocked by
pressing K on the RKE transmitter
during the 10-second pre-alarm, the
alarm will be activated.
To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
. Lock the vehicle after all
occupants have left the vehicle
and all doors are closed.
. Always unlock a door with the
RKE transmitter or use the Keyless
Access system.
The alarm will also be activated if a
passenger door, the trunk, or the hood
is opened without first disarming the
system. When the alarm is activated,
the turn signals flash and the horn
sounds for about 30 seconds. The
alarm system will then re-arm to
monitor the next unauthorized event.
Unlocking the driver door with the key
will not disarm the system or turn off
the alarm.
How to Detect a Tamper
Condition
Disarming the Alarm System
If K is pressed on the transmitter and
the horn chirps and the lights flash
three times, a previous alarm occurred
while the system was armed.
To disarm the alarm system or turn
off the alarm if it has been activated:
If the alarm has been activated, a
message will appear on the DIC.
K on the RKE transmitter.
.
Press
.
Unlock the vehicle using the
Keyless Access system.
.
Start the vehicle.
Power Sounder and Inclination
Sensor
In addition to the standard
theft-deterrent system features, this
system may also have a power
sounder and inclination sensor.
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undamaged, try another transmitter.
Or, you may try placing the
transmitter in the transmitter pocket
located in the center console.
The power sounder provides an
audible alarm which is distinct from
the vehicle’s horn. It has its own
power source, and can sound an alarm
if the vehicle’s battery is
compromised.
The inclination sensor can set off the
alarm if it senses movement of the
vehicle, such as a change in vehicle
orientation.
Immobilizer
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 367.
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 ignition is turned
on or to ACC/ACCESSORY and a valid
transmitter is present in the vehicle.
The security light, in the instrument
cluster, comes on if there is a problem
with arming or disarming the
theft-deterrent system.
The system has one or more RKE
transmitters matched to an
immobilizer control unit in the
vehicle. Only a correctly matched RKE
transmitter will start the vehicle.
If the transmitter is ever damaged,
you may not be able to start your
vehicle.
When trying to start the vehicle, the
security light may come on briefly
when the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the
security light stays on, there is a
problem with the system. Turn the
ignition off and try again.
If the vehicle will not change ignition
modes (ACC/ACCESSORY, on, off), and
the RKE transmitter appears to be
If the ignition modes will not change
with the other transmitter or in the
transmitter pocket, the vehicle needs
service. If the ignition does change
modes, the first transmitter may be
faulty. See your dealer.
It is possible for the immobilizer
system to learn new or replacement
RKE transmitters. Up to eight
transmitters can be programmed for
the vehicle. To program additional
transmitters, see “Programming
Transmitters to the Vehicle” under
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 30.
Do not leave the key or device that
disarms or deactivates the
theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.
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Exterior Mirrors
Power Mirrors
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
{ Warning
The passenger side mirror is convex
shaped. A convex mirror's surface is
curved so more can be seen from the
driver seat.
Manual Mirrors
If equipped, push the tab forward for
daytime use and pull it rearward for
nighttime use to avoid glare of the
headlamps from behind.
Memory Mirrors
The vehicle may have memory
mirrors. See Memory Seats 0 62.
Convex Mirrors
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.
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The vehicle may have SBZA. See Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) 0 236.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
The vehicle may have LCA. Lane
Change Alert (LCA) 0 236.
Folding Mirrors
Controls for the outside power mirrors
are on the driver door.
To adjust each mirror:
1. Press L or R to select the driver
or passenger side mirror.
2. Press the arrows on the control
pad to move the mirror up,
down, right, or left.
3. Adjust each mirror so that a little
of the vehicle and the area
behind it can be seen.
4. Return the selector switch to the
center position.
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
If equipped with heated mirrors:
K : The rear window defogger also
heats the outside mirrors.
See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 167.
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Automatic Dimming Mirror
If the vehicle has the automatic
dimming mirror, the driver outside
mirror automatically adjusts for the
glare of headlamps behind you.
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
If equipped with memory seats, the
passenger and/or driver mirror tilts to
a preselected position when the
vehicle is in R (Reverse). This allows
the curb to be seen when parallel
parking. The mirror(s) return to the
original position when:
. The vehicle is shifted out of
R (Reverse), or remains in
R (Reverse) for about 30 seconds.
. The ignition is turned off.
.
The vehicle is driven in
R (Reverse) above a set speed.
Turn this feature on or off through
vehicle personalization. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind the vehicle.
Do not spray glass cleaner directly on
the mirror. Use a soft towel dampened
with water.
Automatic Dimming
Rearview Mirror
The rearview mirror automatically
dims to reduce the glare of the
headlamps from behind. This feature
comes on when the vehicle is started.
Rear Camera Mirror
If equipped, this automatic dimming
mirror provides a wide angle camera
view of the area behind the vehicle.
Pull the tab rearward to turn on the
display. Push the tab forward to turn
it off. When off, the mirror is
automatic dimming. Adjust the mirror
for a clear view of the area behind the
vehicle while the display is off.
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To adjust the brightness, press the
button (1) on the back of the rearview
mirror without covering the light
sensor (2).
Each button press cycles the
brightness between five settings.
{ Warning
The Rear Camera Mirror (RCM) has
a limited view. Portions of the road,
vehicles, and other objects may not
be seen. Do not drive or park the
vehicle using only this camera.
Objects may appear closer than
they are. Check the outside mirrors
or glance over your shoulder when
making lane changes or merging.
Failure to use proper care may
result in injury, death, or vehicle
damage.
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The camera that provides the Rear
Camera Mirror (RCM) image is above
the license plate, next to the Rear
Vision Camera (RVC).
To clean the rear camera, see “Rear
Camera Mirror Washer” in Windshield
Wiper/Washer 0 111.
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Troubleshooting
If the tab is in the rearward position
and a blue screen and d are displayed
in the mirror and the display shuts
off, see your dealer for service.
The RCM may not work properly or
display a clear image if:
. There is glare from the sun or
headlamps. This may obstruct
objects from view.
. Dirt, snow, or other debris blocks
the camera lens. Clean the lens
with a soft damp cloth.
. The back of the vehicle has been
damaged and the position and
mounting angle of the camera has
changed.
Windows
{ Warning
Never leave a child, a helpless adult,
or a pet alone in a vehicle,
especially with the windows closed
in warm or hot weather. They can
be overcome by the extreme heat
and suffer permanent injuries or
even death from heat stroke.
The vehicle aerodynamics are
designed to improve fuel economy
performance. This may result in a
pulsing sound when either rear
window is down and the front
windows are up. To reduce the sound,
open either a front window or the
sunroof, if equipped.
Power Windows
{ Warning
Children could be seriously injured
or killed if caught in the path of a
closing window. Never leave the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter in a vehicle with
children. When there are children in
the rear seat, use the window
lockout switch to prevent operation
of the windows. See Keys 0 29.
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Window Lockout
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Window Automatic Reversal
System
The express-close 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
normally after the object or condition
is removed.
Automatic Reversal System
Override
Power windows work when the
ignition is on, in ACC/ACCESSORY,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 197.
Using the window switch, press to
open or pull to close the window.
The windows may be temporarily
disabled if they are used repeatedly
within a short time.
This feature stops the rear passenger
window switches from working.
.
Press Z to engage the rear
window lockout feature. The
indicator light is on when engaged.
.
Press
Z again to disengage.
Window Express Movement
All windows can be opened without
holding the window switch. Press the
switch down fully and quickly release
to express open the window.
{ Warning
If automatic reversal system
override is active, the window will
not reverse automatically. You or
others could be injured and the
window could be damaged. Before
using automatic reversal system
override, make sure that all people
and obstructions are clear of the
window path.
When the engine is on, override the
automatic reversal system by pulling
and holding the window switch if
conditions prevent it from closing.
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Programming the Power
Windows
Programming may be necessary if the
vehicle battery has been disconnected
or discharged. If the window is unable
to express-up, program each
express-close window:
1. Close all doors.
2. Turn the ignition on or to ACC/
ACCESSORY.
Remote Window Operation
Rear Window Sunshade
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
0 144.
Sun Visors
3. Partially open the window to be
programmed. Then close it and
continue to pull the switch
briefly after the window has fully
closed.
If equipped with a rear window
sunshade, the switch is on the
overhead console. The sunshade only
operates with the ignition is on.
4. Open the window and continue
to press the switch briefly after
the window has fully opened.
Pull the sun visor down to block glare.
Detach the sun visor from the center
mount to pivot to the side window
and, if equipped, extend along the rod.
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 will re-extend after a short delay
when shifting into D (Drive).
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Rear Passenger Door Sunshades
Roof
Sunroof
If equipped, the sunroof will only
operate when the ignition is on or in
ACC/ACCESSORY, or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 197.
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Vent : Press and release ~ (1) to
vent the sunroof. The sunshade will
automatically open approximately
38 cm (15 in). Press and hold g (1)
to close the sunroof vent.
Express-Open/Express-Close : With
the sunroof in the vent position, press
~ (1) a second time to express-open
the sunroof. Press g (1) to
express-close the sunroof. To stop the
sunroof partway, press the switch
again.
The passenger side switch Q (2)
operates the sunshade. Press and
release Q (2) to express-open or
express-close the sunshade. To stop
the sunshade partway, press the
switch again.
If equipped, use the handle to pull the
sunshade up and attach to the holder
at the top of the window. There is also
a small shade for the rear corner of
the window.
To close the sunshade, use the handle
to unhook and hold it while it
retracts down.
Automatic Reversal System
The driver side switch (1) operates the
sunroof.
The sunroof has an automatic reversal
system that is only active when the
sunroof is operated in
express-close mode.
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If an object is in the path while
express closing, the reversal system
will detect an object, stop, and open
the sunroof again.
If frost or other conditions prevent
closing, override the feature by closing
the sunroof in manual mode. To stop
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
Airbag System
Head Restraints
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . .
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . .
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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60
60
61
62
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Rear Seats
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Heated Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . . . 69
Seat Belts
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Wear Seat Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat Belt Use During
Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Seat Belt System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
69
70
71
74
75
75
75
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . . . . 78
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . . . 80
How Does an Airbag Restrain? . . . 81
What Will You See after an Airbag
Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . 82
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . . . . . . 87
Airbag System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Replacing Airbag System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Child Restraints
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Infants and Young Children . . . . . . 90
Child Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . . 94
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . . . . 95
Replacing LATCH System Parts
After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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Securing Child Restraints (With
the Seat Belt in the
Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Seat Belt in the
Front Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Head Restraints
If equipped with base seats, the
vehicle’s front seats have adjustable
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions.
If equipped with high performance
seats, the vehicle’s front seats have
head restraints in the outboard
seating positions that cannot be
adjusted.
{ Warning
With head restraints that are not
installed and adjusted properly,
there is a greater chance that
occupants will suffer a neck/spinal
injury in a crash. Do not drive until
the head restraints for all occupants
are installed and adjusted properly.
If equipped with base seats, adjust the
head restraint so that the top of the
restraint is at the same height as the
top of the occupant's head. This
position reduces the chance of a neck
injury in a crash.
Front Seats
If equipped, the vehicle's front seats
have adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
The height of the head restraint can
be adjusted.
To raise or lower the head restraint,
press the button located on the side of
the head restraint, and pull up or
push the head restraint down and
release the button. Pull and push on
the head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is locked
in place.
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The height of the head restraint can
be adjusted. Pull the head restraint up
to raise it. Try to move the head
restraint to make sure that it is locked
in place.
To adjust the head restraint forward
and rearward, press the button located
on the side facing of the head
restraint and move it forward or
rearward until the desired locking
position is reached. Try to move the
head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is locked
in place.
The front seat outboard head
restraints are not removable.
Rear Seats
The vehicle's rear seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
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Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment
High Performance Seat Shown,
Others Similar
To lower the head restraint, press the
button, located on the top of the
seatback, and push the head restraint
down. Try to move the head restraint
after the button is released to make
sure that it is locked in place.
Rear outboard head restraints are not
removable.
To adjust the seat:
. Move the seat forward or rearward
by sliding the control forward or
rearward.
. Raise or lower the seat by moving
the rear of the control up or down.
. If equipped, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control up
or down.
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.
To adjust the lumbar support, see
Lumbar Adjustment 0 60.
Press Up (2) to make upward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Some vehicles are equipped with a
Safety Alert Seat. This feature
activates a vibrating pulse alert in the
driver seat to help the driver avoid
crashes.
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.
To adjust the seatback, see Reclining
Seatbacks 0 61.
High Performance Seat
Adjustment
High Performance Seat
{ Warning
You can lose control of the vehicle
if you try to adjust a driver seat
while the vehicle is moving. Adjust
the driver seat only when the
vehicle is not moving.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
.
Feature Select
Up
Rearward
Down
Forward
Move Feature Select (1) to display
seat adjustments on the center
stack. Press and release or hold to
scroll through features.
Four-Way Lumbar Support
To adjust lumbar support for a base
seat, see Lumbar Adjustment 0 60.
To adjust lumbar support for high
performance seats, if equipped:
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Cushion Bolster Support
Back Bolster
To adjust cushion bolster support,
if equipped:
To adjust back bolster, if equipped:
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High Performance Seat
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to lumbar
support on the center stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust lumbar forward or
rearward.
.
Press Up (2) or Down (4) to adjust
lumbar support up or down.
.
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to cushion
bolster support on the center
stack.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust cushion bolster support
inward or outward.
.
Press and release or hold Feature
Select (1) to scroll to back bolster
on the center stack.
.
Press Forward (5) or Rearward (3)
to adjust back bolster inward or
outward.
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Lumbar Adjustment
Two-Way Lumbar and Bolster
Adjustment
Four-Way Lumbar and Bolster
Adjustment
Base Seat
Base Seat
To adjust the two-way lumbar and
bolster support, if equipped:
. Press and hold the lumbar
adjustment control forward or
rearward to adjust lumbar support
forward or rearward.
. Press and hold the recliner control
up or down to move the seatback
bolster support inward or outward.
To adjust the four-way lumbar and
bolster support, if equipped:
. Press and hold the lumbar
adjustment control forward or
rearward to adjust lumbar support
forward or rearward and up or
down for vertical lumbar
adjustment.
. Press and hold the recliner control
up or down to move the seatback
bolster support inward or outward.
Thigh Support Adjustment
Base Seat
If equipped, pull up on the lever. Then
pull or push on the support to
lengthen or shorten. Release the lever
to lock in place.
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Reclining Seatbacks
To adjust the seatback:
. 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 seat belts cannot do their job.
The shoulder belt will not be
against your body. Instead, it will be
in front of you. In a crash, you
could go into it, receiving neck or
other injuries.
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Do not have a seatback reclined if the
vehicle is moving.
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.
High Performance Seat
For proper protection when the
vehicle is in motion, have the
seatback upright. Then sit well back
in the seat and wear the seat belt
properly.
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
Base Seat
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Memory Seats
If equipped, memory seats allow two
drivers to store and recall their unique
seat positions for driving the vehicle,
and a shared exit position for getting
out of the vehicle. Other feature
positions may also be set, such as
power mirrors and power steering
wheel, if equipped. Memory positions
are linked to RKE transmitter 1 or 2
for automatic memory recalls.
Before storing, adjust all available
memory feature positions. Turn the
ignition on and then press and release
SET; a beep will sound. Then
immediately press and hold 1, 2,
or B (Exit) on the driver door until
two beeps sound. To manually recall
these positions, press and hold 1, 2,
or B until the saved position is
reached.
The vehicle identifies the current
driver’s RKE transmitter number
(1–8). See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 30. Only RKE
transmitters 1 and 2 can be used for
automatic memory recalls. A Driver
Information Center (DIC) welcome
message indicating the transmitter
number may display for the first few
ignition cycles following a transmitter
change. For Auto Memory Recall to
work properly, save the positions to
the memory button (1 or 2) matching
the RKE transmitter number displayed
in the DIC welcome message. Carry
the linked RKE transmitter when
entering the vehicle.
Vehicle Personalization Settings
. To have the Auto Memory Recall
movement begin when the vehicle
is started, select the Settings
menu, then Vehicle, then Comfort
and Convenience, and then Auto
Memory Recall. Select On or Off.
See “Auto Memory Recall” later in
this section.
.
To begin Easy Exit Recall
movement when the ignition is
turned off and the driver door is
opened, or when the ignition is
turned off with the driver door
already opened, select the Settings
menu, then Vehicle, then Comfort
and Convenience, and then Easy
Exit Options. Select On or Off. See
“Easy Exit Recall” later in this
section.
.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 144
for additional setting information.
Identifying Driver Number
To identify the driver number:
1. Start the vehicle with the other
key or RKE transmitter. The DIC
should display the driver
number; 1 or 2. Turn the ignition
off and remove the key or RKE
transmitter from the vehicle.
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2. Start the vehicle with the initial
key or RKE transmitter. The DIC
should display the other driver
number not shown in step 1.
Saving Memory Positions
Read these instructions completely
before saving memory positions.
To save preferred driving positions
1 and 2:
1. Turn the ignition on or to ACC/
ACCESSORY.
A DIC welcome message may be
displayed indicating number 1 or
2 for memory recalls.
2. Adjust all available memory
features to the desired driving
position.
3. Press and release SET; a beep
will sound.
4. Immediately press and hold the
1 or 2 memory button matching
the above DIC welcome message
until two beeps sound.
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If too much time passes between
releasing SET and pressing 1, the
memory position will not be
saved and two beeps will not
sound. Repeat Steps 3 and 4.
control, if memory equipped. The
driver or passenger side mirror must
be selected.
1 or 2 corresponds to the driver
number. See “Identifying Driver
Number” in this section.
The vehicle identifies the number of
the current driver’s RKE transmitter
(1–8). See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 30. If the RKE
transmitter is 1 or 2, and Auto
Memory Recall is programmed on in
vehicle personalization, the positions
saved to the same memory button
number 1 or 2 are automatically
recalled when the ignition is turned
on, or turned from off to ACC/
ACCESSORY. RKE transmitters 3–8
will not provide automatic memory
recalls.
5. Repeat Steps 1–4 for a second
driver using 1 or 2.
To save the position for B and easy
exit features, repeat Steps 1–4 using
B. This stores the position for
getting out of the vehicle.
Save preferred memory feature
positions to both 1 and 2 if you are
the only driver.
Manually Recalling Memory
Positions
Press and hold 1, 2, or B to recall
the previously stored memory
positions.
To stop manual recall movement,
release 1, 2, or B. Recall can also be
stopped by pressing a power seat, SET,
power mirror, or power steering wheel
Auto Memory Recall
To turn Auto Memory Recall on or off,
see "Vehicle Personalization Settings"
previously in this section and Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
The transmission must be in P (Park)
to initiate Auto Memory Recall. Auto
Memory Recall will complete if the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park) prior
to reaching the stored memory
position.
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To stop Auto Memory Recall
movement, turn the ignition off or
press any of the following memory
controls:
. Power seat
B
.
Memory SET, 1, 2, or
.
Power mirror, with the driver or
passenger side mirror selected
.
Power steering wheel
If the stored memory seat position
does not automatically recall or recalls
to the wrong positions, the driver’s
RKE transmitter number (1 or 2) may
not match the memory button
number that positions were saved to.
Try storing the position to the other
memory button or try the other RKE
transmitter.
Easy Exit Recall
Easy Exit Recall is not linked to an
RKE transmitter. The position stored
to B is used for all drivers. To turn
Easy Exit Recall on or off, see "Vehicle
Personalization Settings" previously in
this section and Vehicle Personalization
0 144.
If turned on, the position saved to B
is automatically recalled when one of
the following occurs:
. The vehicle is turned off and the
driver door is opened within a
short time.
. The vehicle is turned off with the
driver door open.
To stop Easy Exit Recall movement,
press any of the following memory
controls:
. Power seat
B
.
Memory SET, 1, 2, or
.
Power mirror, with the driver or
passenger side mirror selected
.
Power steering wheel
Obstructions
If something has blocked the driver
seat and/or power steering wheel
while recalling a memory position, the
recall may stop. Remove the
obstruction and try the recall again.
If the memory position still does not
recall, see your dealer for service.
Heated and Ventilated
Front Seats
{ Warning
If temperature change or pain to
the skin cannot be felt, the seat
heater may cause burns. To reduce
the risk of burns, 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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front heated seats are on high, the
level may automatically be lowered
after approximately 30 minutes.
When this feature is off, the heated
and ventilated seat symbols on the
buttons are white. A ventilated seat
has a fan that pulls or pushes air
through the seat. The air is not
cooled. When a heated seat is turned
on, the symbol turns red. When a
ventilated seat is turned on, the
symbol turns blue.
If equipped, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be on.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and seatback.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
Press the button once for the highest
setting. With each press of the button,
the seat will change to the next lower
setting, and then to the off setting.
The indicator lights next to the
buttons indicate three for the highest
setting and one for the lowest. If the
The passenger seat may take longer to
heat up.
Auto Heated and Ventilated Seats
If the vehicle is equipped with auto
heated or ventilated seats, and the
ignition 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 and
ventilated seat buttons on the center
stack. Use the manual heated and
ventilated seat buttons on the center
stack to turn auto heated or ventilated
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seats off. If the passenger seat is
unoccupied, the auto heated or
ventilated seats feature will not
activate that seat. The auto heated
and ventilated seats feature can be
programmed to always be enabled
when the vehicle is on. If equipped
with a heated steering wheel, the auto
heated steering wheel activation will
follow the heated seat auto activation
and the heated wheel indicator will
follow the state of the steering
wheel heat.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
Remote Start Heated and Ventilated
Seats
If equipped, the heated seats will turn
on automatically during a remote
start if it is cold outside and the
ventilated seats will turn on
automatically if it is hot outside.
If equipped, the heated steering wheel
will turn on automatically during a
remote start if it is cold outside. The
heated and ventilated seat indicators
and heated steering wheel indicator
may not come on during this
operation.
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The heated and ventilated seats and
heated steering wheel may cancel
when the vehicle is started. These
features can be manually selected
after the ignition is turned on.
The temperature performance of an
unoccupied seat may be reduced. This
is normal.
The heated or ventilated seats will not
turn on during a remote start unless
they are enabled in the vehicle
personalization menu. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 37 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
Rear Seats
Rear Seat Reminder
If equipped, the message REAR SEAT
REMINDER LOOK IN REAR SEAT
displays under certain conditions
indicating there may be an item or
passenger in the rear seat. Check
before exiting the vehicle.
This feature will activate when a
second row door is opened while the
vehicle is on or up to 10 minutes
before the vehicle is turned on. There
will be an alert when the vehicle is
turned off. The alert does not directly
detect objects in the rear seat; instead,
under certain conditions, it detects
when a rear door is opened and
closed, indicating that there may be
something in the rear seat.
The feature is active only once each
time the vehicle is turned on and off,
and will require reactivation by
opening and closing the second row
doors. There may be an alert even
when there is nothing in the rear seat;
for example, if a child entered the
vehicle through the rear door and left
the vehicle without the vehicle being
shut off.
The feature can be turned on or off.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
Seatback Lock
Split fold seats are equipped with a
locking latch.
Lock and unlock the seatback using
the vehicle key in the cylinder.
The latch will not open when the
seatback is locked.
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To fold the seatback:
Caution
Folding a rear seat with the seat
belts still fastened may cause
damage to the seat or the seat
belts. Always unbuckle the seat
belts and return them to their
normal stowed position before
folding a rear seat.
If equipped, either side of the seatback
can be folded for more cargo space.
Fold a seatback only when the vehicle
is not moving.
2. Unlock the seatback using the
vehicle key in the cylinder.
1. Disconnect the rear seat belt
mini-latch using a key in the slot
on the mini-buckle, and let the
belt retract.
Pull the lever on top of the
seatback toward you to release
the seatback.
A red tab near the seatback lever
raises when the seatback is
released.
3. Fold the seatback forward.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to fold the
other seatback, if desired.
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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.
To raise a seatback:
1. Lift the seatback up. Make sure
the center seat belt and latch do
not get trapped behind the seat.
Push the seatback rearward to
secure it in place.
A red tab near the seatback lever
retracts when the seatback is in
place.
Heated Rear Seats
{ Warning
If temperature change or pain to
the skin cannot be felt, the seat
heater may cause burns. See the
Warning under Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 64.
2. Push and pull the top of the
seatback to be sure it is in
position.
{ Warning
3. Lock the seatback using the
vehicle key in the cylinder.
A seat 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 seat belts are properly
routed and attached, and are not
twisted.
4. Reconnect the center seat belt
mini-latch to the mini-buckle. Do
not let the belt twist.
5. Pull on the center seat belt to
make sure the mini-latch is
secure.
6. 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.
If equipped, the buttons are on the
rear of the center console.
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With the ignition on, press M or L to
heat the left or right outboard seat
cushion. An indicator on the climate
control display appears when this
feature is on.
Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door
Press the button once for 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.
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Seat Belts
This section describes how to use seat
belts properly, and some things not
to do.
{ Warning
The vehicle has a rear seat
pass-through door in the center of the
rear seatback. Fold down the center
armrest and pull the lever all the way
down to release 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 seat
belt cannot be worn properly. In a
crash, if you or your passenger(s)
are not wearing seat belts, injuries
can be much worse than if you are
wearing seat 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
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not allow passengers to ride in any
area of the vehicle that is not
equipped with seats and seat belts.
Always wear a seat belt, and check
that all passenger(s) are restrained
properly too.
This vehicle has indicators as a
reminder to buckle the seat belts. See
Seat Belt Reminders 0 125.
Why Seat 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 seat belts!
When you wear a seat 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 seat belts. That is
why wearing seat belts makes such
good sense.
Questions and Answers About
Seat Belts
Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle
after a crash if I am wearing a
seat belt?
A: You could be — whether you are
wearing a seat 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 seat belts?
A: Airbags are supplemental systems
only. They work with seat 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 seat belts.
How to Wear Seat Belts
Properly
This section is only for people of
adult size.
There are special things to know
about seat belts and children, and
there are different rules for smaller
children and infants. If a child will be
riding in the vehicle, see Older Children
0 88 or Infants and Young Children
0 90. Follow those rules for everyone's
protection.
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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
seat belts.
this applies force to the strong
pelvic bones and you would be
less likely to slide under the lap
belt. If you slid under it, the belt
would apply force on your
abdomen. This could cause serious
or even fatal injuries.
There are important things to know
about wearing a seat belt properly.
.
Wear the shoulder belt over the
shoulder and across the chest.
These parts of the body are best
able to take belt restraining forces.
The shoulder belt locks if there is
a sudden stop or crash.
{ Warning
.
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,
You can be seriously injured,
or even killed, by not wearing your
seat belt properly.
. Never allow the lap or
shoulder belt to become loose
or twisted.
. Never wear the shoulder belt
under both arms or behind
your back.
. Never route the lap or
shoulder belt over an armrest.
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
All seating positions in the vehicle
have a lap-shoulder belt.
If you are using a rear seating position
with a detachable seat belt and the
seat belt is not attached, see Rear
Seats 0 66 for instructions on
reconnecting the seat belt to the
mini-buckle.
The following instructions explain
how to wear a lap-shoulder belt
properly.
1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is
adjustable, so you can sit up
straight. To see how, see “Seats”
in the Index.
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3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Pull up on the latch plate to
make sure it is secure. If the belt
is not long enough, see Seat Belt
Extender 0 75.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the seat belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
2. Pick up the latch plate and pull
the belt across you. Do not let it
get twisted.
The lap-shoulder belt may lock if
you pull the belt across you very
quickly. If this happens, let the
belt go back slightly to unlock it.
Then pull the belt across you
more slowly.
If the shoulder portion of a
passenger belt is pulled out all
the way, the child restraint
locking feature may be engaged.
If this happens, let the belt go
back all the way and start again.
If the webbing locks in the latch
plate before it reaches the
buckle, tilt the latch plate flat to
unlock.
4. If equipped with a shoulder belt
height adjuster, move it to the
height that is right for you. See
“Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster”
later in this section for
instructions on use and
important safety information.
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To unlatch the belt, push the button
on the buckle. The belt should return
to its stowed position.
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effectiveness of the seat belt in a
crash. See How to Wear Seat Belts
Properly 0 70.
Always stow the seat belt slowly. If the
seat belt webbing returns quickly to
the stowed position, the retractor may
lock and cannot be pulled out. If this
happens, pull the seat belt straight out
firmly to unlock the webbing, and
then release it. If the webbing is still
locked in the retractor, see your
dealer.
5. To make the lap part tight, pull
up on the shoulder belt.
Before a door is closed, be sure the
seat belt is out of the way. If a door is
slammed against a seat belt, damage
can occur to both the seat belt and
the vehicle.
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
The vehicle has a shoulder belt height
adjuster for the driver and front
outboard passenger seating positions.
Adjust the height so the shoulder
portion of the belt is on the shoulder
and not falling off of it. The belt
should be close to, but not contacting,
the neck. Improper shoulder belt
height adjustment could reduce the
Press the release button and move the
height adjuster to the desired position.
The adjuster can be moved up by
pushing the slide/trim up. After the
adjuster is set to the desired position,
try to move it down without pressing
the release button to make sure it has
locked into position.
Automatic Seat Belt Tightening
System
The vehicle may have the Automatic
Seat Belt Tightening System.
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Each time the vehicle is started with
the front seat belts buckled, the
system activates once to tighten the
seat belts when the forward vehicle
speed exceeds the threshold for
activation.
The system also activates during
emergency braking and/or sudden
driving maneuvers and releases when
driving conditions return to normal.
The system turns off whenever
Competitive Driving Mode is activated,
and will turn back on when
Competitive Driving Mode is
deactivated. See Competitive Driving
Mode (V-Sport Only) 0 211.
The system will not activate if the
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control system is not functioning
properly. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 206.
If there is a problem with the
Automatic Seat Belt Tightening
System, a message displays on the
Driver Information Center (DIC). If a
system unavailable message displays
repeatedly or a service message
displays, see your dealer. Other seat
belt functions are not affected by the
Automatic Seat Belt Tightening
System.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
This vehicle has seat belt
pretensioners for front outboard
occupants. Although the seat belt
pretensioners cannot be seen, they are
part of the seat belt assembly. They
can help tighten the seat 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. Seat
belt pretensioners can also help
tighten the seat 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 seat belt system
will need to be replaced. See Replacing
Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash
0 76.
Do not sit on the outboard seat belt
while entering or exiting the vehicle or
at any time while sitting in the seat.
Sitting on the seat belt can damage
the webbing and hardware.
Rear Seat Belt Comfort Guides
Rear seat belt comfort guides may
provide added seat 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 shoulder
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.
Seat Belt Use During
Pregnancy
Seat belts work for everyone,
including pregnant women. Like all
occupants, they are more likely to be
seriously injured if they do not wear
seat belts.
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A pregnant woman should wear a
lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion
should be worn as low as possible,
below the rounding, throughout the
pregnancy.
The best way to protect the fetus is to
protect the mother. When a seat 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 seat belts effective
is wearing them properly.
Seat Belt Extender
If the vehicle's seat belt will fasten
around you, you should use it.
But if a seat 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. For more information on
the proper use and fit of seat belt
extenders see the instruction sheet
that comes with the extender.
Safety System Check
Periodically check the seat belt
reminder, seat belts, buckles, latch
plates, retractors, shoulder belt height
adjusters (if equipped), and seat belt
anchorages to make sure they are all
in working order. Look for any other
loose or damaged seat belt system
parts that might keep a seat belt
system from performing properly. See
your dealer to have it repaired. Torn
or frayed seat belts may not protect
you in a crash. They can rip apart
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under impact forces. If a belt is torn
or frayed, have it replaced
immediately.
Make sure the seat belt reminder light
is working. See Seat Belt Reminders
0 125.
Keep seat belts clean and dry. See Seat
Belt Care 0 75.
Seat Belt Care
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye seat belt
webbing. It may severely weaken
the webbing. In a crash, they might
not be able to provide adequate
protection. Clean and rinse seat belt
webbing only with mild soap and
lukewarm water. Allow the webbing
to dry.
Seat belts should be properly cared for
and maintained.
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Seat belt hardware should be kept dry
and free of dust or debris. As
necessary exterior hard surfaces and
seat 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.
After a minor crash, replacement of
seat belts may not be necessary. But
the seat belt assemblies that were
used during any crash may have been
stressed or damaged. See your dealer
to have the seat belt assemblies
inspected or replaced.
Airbag System
.
A frontal airbag for the front
outboard passenger
New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the seat belt system
was not being used at the time of the
crash.
.
A knee airbag for the driver
.
A knee airbag for the front
outboard passenger
Have the seat 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 0 126.
.
Replacing Seat Belt
System Parts after a Crash
A seat-mounted side impact airbag
for the driver
.
A seat-mounted side impact airbag
for 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
{ Warning
A crash can damage the seat belt
system in the vehicle. A damaged
seat 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 seat belt systems are working
properly after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
The vehicle has the following airbags:
. A frontal airbag for the driver
All vehicle airbags have the word
AIRBAG on the trim or on a label near
the deployment opening.
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For frontal airbags, the word AIRBAG
is on the center of the steering wheel
for the driver and on the instrument
panel for the front outboard
passenger.
For knee airbags, the word AIRBAG is
on the lower part of the instrument
panel.
For seat-mounted side impact airbags,
the word AIRBAG is on the side of the
seatback closest to the door.
For roof-rail airbags, the word AIRBAG
is on the ceiling or trim.
Airbags are designed to supplement
the protection provided by seat belts.
Even though today's airbags are also
designed to help reduce the risk of
injury from the force of an inflating
bag, all airbags must inflate very
quickly to do their job.
Here are the most important things to
know about the airbag system:
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{ Warning
{ Warning
You can be severely injured or
killed in a crash if you are not
wearing your seat belt, even with
airbags. Airbags are designed to
work with seat belts, not replace
them. Also, airbags are not designed
to inflate in every crash. In some
crashes seat belts are the only
restraint. See When Should an
Airbag Inflate? 0 79.
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. Seat belts help
keep you in position before and
during a crash. Always wear a seat
belt, even with airbags. The driver
should sit as far back as possible
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle. The seat 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.
Wearing your seat 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
seat belts. Everyone in the vehicle
should wear a seat belt properly,
whether or not there is an airbag
for that person.
Occupants should not lean on or
sleep against the door or side
windows in seating positions with
seat-mounted side impact airbags
and/or roof-rail airbags.
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{ Warning
Where Are the Airbags?
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when it
inflates can be seriously injured or
killed. Always secure children
properly in the vehicle. To read
how, see Older Children 0 88 or
Infants and Young Children 0 90.
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 0 126.
The front outboard passenger frontal
airbag is in the passenger side
instrument panel.
The driver knee airbag is below the
steering column. The front outboard
passenger knee airbag is below the
glove box.
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put anything between an occupant
and an airbag, and do not attach or
put anything on the steering wheel
hub or on or near any other airbag
covering.
Do not use seat accessories that
block the inflation path of a
seat-mounted side impact airbag.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side
Similar
The seat-mounted side impact airbags
for the driver and front outboard
passenger are in the side of the
seatbacks closest to the door.
The roof-rail airbags for the driver,
front outboard passenger, and second
row outboard passengers are in the
ceiling above the side windows.
Rear Seat Driver Side Shown,
Passenger Side Similar
The second row seat-mounted side
impact airbags are in the sides of the
rear seatback closest to the door.
{ Warning
If something is between an
occupant and an airbag, the airbag
might not inflate properly or it
might force the object into that
person causing severe injury or
even death. The path of an inflating
airbag must be kept clear. Do not
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Never secure anything to the roof of
a vehicle with roof-rail airbags by
routing a rope or tie‐down through
any door or window opening. If you
do, the path of an inflating roof-rail
airbag will be blocked.
When Should an Airbag
Inflate?
This vehicle is equipped with airbags.
See Airbag System 0 76. Airbags are
designed to inflate if the impact
exceeds the specific airbag system's
deployment threshold. Deployment
thresholds are used to predict how
severe a crash is likely to be in time
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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.
Frontal airbags are designed to inflate
in moderate to severe frontal or near
frontal crashes to help reduce the
potential for severe injuries, mainly to
the driver's or front outboard
passenger's head and chest.
Whether the frontal airbags will or
should inflate is not based primarily
on how fast the vehicle is traveling.
It depends on what is hit, the
direction of the impact, and how
quickly the vehicle slows down.
Frontal airbags may inflate at
different crash speeds depending on
whether the vehicle hits an object
straight on or at an angle, and
whether the object is fixed or moving,
rigid or deformable, narrow or wide.
Frontal airbags are not intended to
inflate during vehicle rollovers, in rear
impacts, or in many side impacts.
In addition, 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.
The vehicle also has a seat position
sensor that enables the sensing
system to monitor the position of the
front outboard passenger seat. The
passenger seat position sensor and the
passenger seat belt buckle provide
information that is used to determine
if the passenger knee airbag should
inflate.
Seat-mounted side impact airbags are
designed to inflate in moderate to
severe side crashes depending on the
location of the impact. Seat-mounted
side impact airbags are not designed
to inflate in frontal impacts, near
frontal impacts, rollovers, or rear
impacts. A seat-mounted side impact
airbag is designed to inflate on the
side of the vehicle that is struck.
Roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes depending on the location of
the impact. In addition, these roof-rail
airbags are designed to inflate during
a rollover or in a severe frontal
impact. Roof-rail airbags are not
designed to inflate in rear impacts.
Both roof-rail airbags will inflate when
either side of the vehicle is struck,
if the sensing system predicts that the
vehicle is about to roll over on its
side, or in a severe frontal impact.
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.
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For airbag locations, see Where Are the
Airbags? 0 78.
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 seat belts by distributing
the force of the impact more evenly
over the occupant's body.
Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are
designed to help contain the head and
chest of occupants in the outboard
seating positions in the first and
second rows. The rollover capable
roof-rail airbags are designed to help
reduce the risk of full or partial
ejection in rollover events, although
no system can prevent all such
ejections.
But airbags would not help in many
types of collisions, primarily because
the occupant's motion is not toward
those airbags. See When Should an
Airbag Inflate? 0 79.
Airbags should never be regarded as
anything more than a supplement to
seat belts.
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates?
After frontal, knee, and seat-mounted
side impact airbags inflate, they
quickly deflate, so quickly that some
people may not even realize the
airbags 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 78.
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
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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
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airbag inflation, after an event that
exceeds a predetermined threshold.
After turning the ignition off and then
on again, the fuel system will return
to normal operation; the doors can be
locked, the interior lamps can be
turned off, and the hazard warning
flashers can be turned off using the
controls for those features. If any of
these systems are damaged in the
crash they may not operate as normal.
{ Warning
A crash severe enough to inflate the
airbags may have also damaged
important functions in the vehicle,
such as the fuel system, brake and
steering systems, etc. Even if the
vehicle appears to be drivable after
a moderate crash, there may be
concealed damage that could make
it difficult to safely operate the
vehicle.
Use caution if you should attempt
to restart the engine after a crash
has occurred.
In many crashes severe enough to
inflate the airbag, windshields are
broken by vehicle deformation.
Additional windshield breakage may
also occur from the front outboard
passenger airbag.
. Airbags are designed to inflate
only once. After an airbag inflates,
you will need some new parts for
the airbag system. If you do not
get them, the 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 0 369 and Event Data
Recorders 0 369.
. Let only qualified technicians
work on the airbag systems.
Improper service can mean that
an airbag system will not work
properly. See your dealer for
service.
Passenger Sensing System
The vehicle has a passenger sensing
system for the front outboard
passenger position. The passenger
airbag status indicator will light on
the overhead console when the vehicle
is started.
United States
Canada and Mexico
The words ON and OFF, or the symbol
for on and off, will be visible during
the system check. When the system
check is complete, either the word ON
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or OFF, or the symbol for on or off,
will be visible. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 126.
The passenger sensing system turns
off the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag and knee airbag, under
certain conditions. No other airbag is
affected by the passenger sensing
system.
The passenger sensing system works
with sensors that are part of the front
outboard passenger seat. The sensors
are designed to detect the presence of
a properly seated occupant and
determine if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag should be allowed to inflate
or not.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
secured in a rear seat in the correct
child restraint for their weight
and size.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in a
rear seating position.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great, if the
airbag inflates.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the passenger frontal airbag
inflates. This is because the back of
the rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating airbag.
A child in a forward-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the passenger frontal airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is in
a forward position.
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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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 as a reminder that the airbags
are off. See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 126.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn on the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag anytime the system
senses that a person of adult size is
sitting properly in the front outboard
passenger seat.
When the passenger sensing system
has allowed the airbags to be enabled,
the on indicator will light and stay lit
as a reminder that the airbags are
active.
For some children, including children
in child restraints, and for very small
adults, the passenger sensing system
may or may not turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag, depending upon the
person’s seating posture and body
build. Everyone in the vehicle who has
outgrown child restraints should wear
a seat belt properly — whether or not
there is an airbag for that person.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong with
the airbag system. To help avoid
injury to yourself or others, have
the vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 126 for
more information, including
important safety information.
If the On Indicator Is Lit for a
Child Restraint
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag if the system determines
that an infant is present in a child
restraint. If a child restraint has been
installed and the on indicator is lit:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Remove the child restraint from
the vehicle.
3. Remove any additional items
from the seat such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, or seat massagers.
4. Reinstall the child restraint
following the directions provided
by the child restraint
manufacturer and refer to
Securing Child Restraints (With the
Seat Belt in the Rear Seat) 0 101
or Securing Child Restraints (With
the Seat Belt in the Front Seat)
0 103.
5. If, after reinstalling the child
restraint and restarting the
vehicle, the on indicator is still
lit, turn the vehicle off. Then
slightly recline the vehicle
seatback and adjust the seat
cushion, if adjustable, to make
sure that the vehicle seatback is
not pushing the child restraint
into the seat cushion.
Also make sure the child
restraint is not trapped under the
vehicle head restraint. If this
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happens, adjust the head
restraint. See Head Restraints
0 56.
6. Restart the vehicle.
The passenger sensing system
may or may not turn off the
airbags for a child in a child
restraint depending upon the
child’s size. It is better to secure
the child restraint in a rear seat.
Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat, even if
the on indicator is not lit.
If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an
Adult-Sized Occupant
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.
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{ Warning
If the front outboard passenger
airbag is turned off for an
adult-sized occupant, the airbag will
not be able to inflate and help
protect that person in a crash,
resulting in an increased risk of
serious injury or even death. An
adult-sized occupant should not
ride in the front outboard passenger
seat, if the passenger airbag off
indicator is lit.
Additional Factors Affecting
System Operation
Seat 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 “Seat Belts” and “Child Restraints”
in the Index for additional
information about the importance of
proper restraint use.
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A thick layer of additional material,
such as a blanket or cushion,
or aftermarket equipment such as seat
covers, seat heaters, and seat
massagers can affect how well the
passenger sensing system operates.
We recommend that you not use seat
covers or other aftermarket equipment
except when approved by GM for your
specific vehicle. See Adding Equipment
to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 87 for
more information about modifications
that can affect how the system
operates.
A wet seat can affect the performance
of the passenger sensing system. Here
is how:
. The passenger sensing system may
turn off the passenger frontal
airbag and passenger knee airbag
when liquid is soaked into the
seat. If this happens, the off
indicator will be lit, and the airbag
readiness light on the instrument
panel will also be lit.
. Liquid pooled on the seat that has
not soaked in may make it more
likely that the passenger sensing
system will turn on the passenger
frontal airbag and passenger knee
airbag while a child restraint or
child occupant is on the seat.
If the passenger frontal airbag and
passenger knee airbag are turned
on, the on indicator will be lit.
If the passenger seat gets wet, dry the
seat immediately. If the airbag
readiness light is lit, do not install a
child restraint or allow anyone to
occupy the seat. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 126 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 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 0 366.
{ 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.
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Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding accessories that change the
vehicle's frame, bumper system,
height, front end, or side sheet metal
may keep the airbag system from
working properly. The operation of the
airbag system can also be affected by
changing any parts of the front seats,
seat belts, airbag sensing and
diagnostic module, steering wheel,
instrument panel, inner door seals
including the speakers, any of the
airbag modules, ceiling or pillar
garnish trim, overhead console, front
sensors, side impact sensors, or airbag
wiring.
Your dealer and the service manual
have information about the location of
the airbag sensors, sensing and
diagnostic module, and airbag wiring.
In addition, the vehicle 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 82.
If the vehicle has rollover roof-rail
airbags, see Different Size Tires and
Wheels 0 311 for additional important
information.
If you have to modify your vehicle
because you have a disability and have
questions about whether the
modifications will affect the vehicle's
airbag system, or if you have
questions about whether the airbag
system will be affected if the vehicle is
modified for any other reason, call
Customer Assistance. See Customer
Assistance Offices 0 359.
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Airbag System Check
The airbag system does not need
regularly scheduled maintenance or
replacement. Make sure the airbag
readiness light is working. See Airbag
Readiness Light 0 126.
Caution
If an airbag covering is damaged,
opened, or broken, the airbag may
not work properly. Do not open or
break the airbag coverings. If there
are any opened or broken airbag
coverings, have the airbag covering
and/or airbag module replaced. For
the location of the airbags, see
Where Are the Airbags? 0 78. See
your dealer for service.
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Replacing Airbag System
Parts after a Crash
{ Warning
Child Restraints
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 0 126.
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 seat belt
comfort guide, if available. See
“Rear Seat Belt Comfort Guides”
under Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 71. 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 seat belt fit be
maintained for the length of the
trip? If yes, continue. If no, return
to the booster seat.
Older Children
A crash can damage the airbag
systems in the vehicle. A damaged
airbag system may not properly
protect you and your passenger(s)
in a crash, resulting in serious
injury or even death. To help make
sure the airbag systems are working
properly after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
If an airbag inflates, you will need to
replace airbag system parts. See your
dealer for service.
.
Older children who have outgrown
booster seats should wear the vehicle’s
seat 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:
Q: What is the proper way to wear
seat belts?
A: An older child should wear a
lap-shoulder belt and get the
additional restraint a shoulder belt
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can provide. The shoulder belt
should not cross the face or neck.
The lap belt should fit snugly
below the hips, just touching the
top of the thighs. This applies belt
force to the child's pelvic bones in
a crash. It should never be worn
over the abdomen, which could
cause severe or even fatal internal
injuries in a crash.
Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
be crushed together and seriously
injured. A seat belt must be used by
only one person at a time.
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 Seat Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 71.
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 seat belts properly.
{ Warning
Never allow more than one child to
wear the same seat belt. The seat
belt cannot properly spread the
impact forces. In a crash, they can
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{ Warning
Never allow a child to wear the seat
belt with the shoulder belt behind
their back. A child can be seriously
injured by not wearing the
lap-shoulder belt properly. In a
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Infants and Young Children
Everyone in a vehicle needs
protection! This includes infants and
all other children. Neither the distance
traveled nor the age and size of the
traveler changes the need, for
everyone, to use safety restraints. In
fact, the law in every state in the
United States and in every Canadian
province says children up to some age
must be restrained while in a vehicle.
{ Warning
Children can be seriously injured or
strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor, but
it cannot do this if it is wrapped
around a child’s neck. If the
shoulder belt is locked and
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
tightened around a child’s neck, the
only way to loosen the belt is to
cut it.
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.
Never leave children unattended in
a vehicle and never allow children
to play with the seat belts.
Every time infants and young children
ride in vehicles, they should have the
protection provided by appropriate
child restraints. Neither the vehicle's
seat belt system nor its airbag system
is designed for them.
Children who are not restrained
properly can strike other people,
or can be thrown out of the vehicle.
{ Warning
Never hold an infant or a child
while riding in a vehicle. Due to
crash forces, an infant or a child
will become so heavy it is not
possible to hold it during a crash.
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{ Warning
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
seat 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 Restraint
Rear-Facing Infant Restraint
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 seat belt system
until the child is large enough for the
vehicle seat belts to fit properly
without a booster seat. See the seat
belt fit test in Older Children 0 88.
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in
the vehicle. Secure the child
restraint properly in the vehicle
using the vehicle’s seat 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 restraints 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 95 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.
seat as far back as it will go. It is
better to secure the child restraint
in a rear seat.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
passenger frontal airbag, no system
is fail-safe. No one can guarantee
that an airbag will not deploy under
some unusual circumstance, even
though it is turned off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag is
off. If you secure a forward-facing
child restraint in the front seat,
always move the front passenger
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See Passenger Sensing System 0 82
for additional information.
When securing a child restraint with
the seat belts in a rear seat 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 seat belts or LATCH
anchors for additional passengers or
child restraints. Adjacent seating
positions should not be used if the
child restraint prevents access to or
interferes with the routing of the
seat belt.
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Wherever a child restraint is installed,
be sure to follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint system
and secure the child restraint system
properly.
Keep in mind that an unsecured child
restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children
(LATCH System)
The LATCH system secures a child
restraint during driving or in a crash.
LATCH attachments on the child
restraint are used to attach the child
restraint to the anchors in the vehicle.
The LATCH system is designed to
make installation of a child restraint
easier.
In order to use the LATCH system in
your vehicle, you need a child
restraint that has LATCH
attachments. LATCH-compatible
rear-facing and forward-facing child
seats can be properly installed using
either the LATCH anchors or the
vehicle’s seat belts. Do not use both
the seat belts and the LATCH
anchorage system to secure a
rear-facing or forward-facing
child seat.
Booster seats use the vehicle’s seat
belts to secure the child and 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 seat belts to
properly secure the child restraint.
A child restraint must never be
installed using only the top tether and
anchor.
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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 seat 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
Seat Belt in the Rear Seat) 0 101 or
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat
Belt in the Front Seat) 0 103.
Child restraints built after March 2014
will be labeled with the specific child
weight up to which the LATCH system
can be used to install the restraint.
The following explains how to attach
a child restraint with these
attachments in the vehicle.
Not all vehicle seating positions have
lower anchors. In this case, the seat
belt must be used (with top tether
where available) to secure the child
restraint. See Securing Child Restraints
(With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)
0 101 or Securing Child Restraints
(With the Seat Belt in the Front Seat)
0 103.
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Lower Anchors
Top Tether Anchor
Some child restraints with top tethers
are designed for use with or without
the top tether being attached. Others
require the top tether always to be
attached. In Canada, the law requires
that forward-facing child restraints
have a top tether, and that the tether
be attached. Be sure to read and
follow the instructions for your child
restraint.
Lower Anchor and Top Tether
Anchor Locations
Lower anchors (1) are metal bars built
into the vehicle. There are two lower
anchors for each LATCH seating
position that will accommodate a
child restraint with lower
attachments (2).
A top tether (3,4) is used to secure the
top of the child restraint to the
vehicle. A top tether anchor is built
into the vehicle. The top tether
attachment hook (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 hook (2)
to secure the top tether to the anchor.
Rear Seat
I : Seating positions with top tether
anchors.
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H : Seating positions with two lower
The top tether anchors are behind the
rear seat, on the filler panel. Open the
covers to access the anchors. Be sure
to use an anchor on the same side of
the vehicle as the seating position
where the child restraint will be
placed.
anchors.
To assist in locating the lower
anchors, each seating position with
lower anchors has two labels, near the
crease between the seatback and the
seat cushion.
To assist in locating the top tether
anchors, the top tether anchor symbol
is on the cover.
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The outboard lower anchors are
behind the vertical openings in the
seat trim.
Do not secure a child restraint in a
position without a top tether anchor if
a national or local law requires that
the top tether be attached, or if the
instructions that come with the child
restraint say that the top tether must
be attached.
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in a child restraint
system or infant restraint system
secured in a rear seating position. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 94 for
additional information.
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Securing a Child Restraint
Designed for the LATCH System
{ Warning
If a LATCH-type child restraint is
not attached to anchors, the child
restraint will not be able to protect
the child correctly. In a crash, the
child could be seriously injured or
killed. Install a LATCH-type child
restraint properly using the
anchors, or use the vehicle's seat
belts to secure the restraint,
following the instructions that
came with the child restraint and
the instructions in this manual.
{ Warning
To reduce the risk of serious or
fatal injuries during a crash, do not
attach more than one child
restraint to a single anchor.
Attaching more than one child
restraint to a single anchor could
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
cause the anchor or attachment to
come loose or even break during a
crash. A child or others could be
injured.
Buckle any unused seat 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.
{ Warning
Children can be seriously injured or
strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor, but
it cannot do this if it is wrapped
around a child’s neck. If the
shoulder belt is locked and
tightened around a child’s neck, the
only way to loosen the belt is to
cut it.
(Continued)
Caution
Do not let the LATCH attachments
rub against the vehicle’s seat belts.
This may damage these parts.
If necessary, move buckled seat
belts to avoid rubbing the LATCH
attachments.
Do not fold the rear seatback when
the seat is occupied. Do not fold the
empty rear seat with a seat belt
buckled. This could damage the
seat belt or the seat. Unbuckle and
return the seat belt to its stowed
position, before folding the seat.
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If you need to secure more than one
child restraint in the rear seat, see
Where to Put the Restraint 0 94.
This system is designed to make
installation of child restraints easier.
When using lower anchors, do not use
the vehicle's seat belts. Instead use
the vehicle's anchors and child
restraint attachments to secure the
restraints. Some restraints also use
another vehicle anchor to secure a top
tether.
1. Attach and tighten the lower
attachments to the lower
anchors. If the child restraint
does not have lower attachments
or the desired seating position
does not have lower anchors,
secure the child restraint with
the top tether and the seat belts.
Refer to the child restraint
manufacturer instructions and
the instructions in this manual.
1.1.
1.2.
Find the lower anchors for
the desired seating
position.
Put the child restraint on
the seat.
1.3.
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Attach and tighten the
lower attachments on the
child restraint to the lower
anchors.
2. If the child restraint
manufacturer recommends that
the top tether be attached, attach
and tighten the top tether to the
top tether anchor, if equipped.
Refer to the child restraint
instructions and the following
steps:
2.1.
Find the top tether anchor.
2.2.
Open the top tether anchor
cover to expose the anchor.
2.3.
Route, attach, and tighten
the top tether according to
your child restraint
instructions and the
following instructions:
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a single
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
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Replacing LATCH System
Parts After a Crash
and you are using a dual
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
{ Warning
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 has an adjustable
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a dual
tether, raise the headrest
or head restraint and route
the tether under the
headrest or head restraint
and around the headrest or
head restraint posts.
3. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To check,
grasp the child restraint at the
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.
A crash can damage the LATCH
system in the vehicle. A damaged
LATCH system may not properly
secure the child restraint, resulting
in serious injury or even death in a
crash. To help make sure the
LATCH system is working properly
after a crash, see your dealer to
have the system inspected and any
necessary replacements made as
soon as possible.
If the vehicle has the LATCH system
and it was being used during a crash,
new LATCH system parts may be
needed.
New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the LATCH system
was not being used at the time of the
crash.
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Securing Child Restraints
(With the Seat Belt in the
Rear Seat)
When securing a child restraint with
the seat belts in a rear seat position,
study the instructions that came with
the child restraint to make sure it is
compatible with this vehicle.
If the child restraint has the LATCH
system, see Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH System) 0 95 for
how and where to install the child
restraint using LATCH. If a child
restraint is secured in the vehicle
using a seat belt and it uses a top
tether, see Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH System) 0 95 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.
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If the child restraint or vehicle seat
position does not have the LATCH
system, you will be using the seat belt
to secure the child restraint. Be sure to
follow the instructions that came with
the child restraint.
If more than one child restraint needs
to be installed in the rear seat, be sure
to read Where to Put the Restraint 0 94.
1. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
2. Pick up the latch plate, and run
the lap and shoulder portions of
the vehicle seat belt through or
around the restraint. The child
restraint instructions will show
you how.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt, if needed.
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6. If the child restraint has a top
tether, follow the child restraint
manufacturer's instructions
regarding the use of the top
tether. See Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 95.
3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks. If the latch
plate will not go fully into the
buckle, check if the correct
buckle is being used.
Position the release button on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the seat
belt could be quickly unbuckled
if necessary.
5. To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to use
your knee to push down on the
child restraint as you tighten
the belt.
4. Pull the shoulder belt all the way
out of the retractor to set the
lock. When the retractor lock is
set, the belt can be tightened but
not pulled out of the retractor.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 4 and 5.
7. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To check,
grasp the child restraint at the
seat 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 seat belt and let
it return to the stowed position. If the
top tether is attached to a top tether
anchor, disconnect it.
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Securing Child Restraints
(With the Seat 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 94.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system which is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag under certain conditions.
See Passenger Sensing System 0 82 and
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator 0 126
for more information, including
important safety information.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great, if the
airbag deploys.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front outboard
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Warning (Continued)
passenger frontal airbag inflates.
This is because the back of the
rear-facing child restraint would be
very close to the inflating airbag.
A child in a forward-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag inflates
and the passenger seat is in a
forward position.
always move the seat as far back as
it will go. It is better to secure the
child restraint in a rear seat.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag(s)
are off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in the
front outboard passenger seat,
(Continued)
See Passenger Sensing System 0 82
for additional information.
If the child restraint uses a top tether,
see Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 95 for top
tether anchor locations.
Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor if
a national or local law requires that
the top tether be anchored, or if the
instructions that come with the child
restraint say that the top strap must
be anchored.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have a
top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
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When using the lap-shoulder belt to
secure the child restraint in this
position, follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint and the
following instructions:
1. Move the seat as far back as it
will go before securing the
forward-facing child restraint.
Move the seat upward or the
seatback to an upright position,
if needed, to get a tight
installation of the child restraint.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag, the off
indicator on the passenger airbag
status indicator should light and
stay lit when you start the
vehicle. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 126.
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 seat 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.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt if needed.
Position the release button on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the seat
belt could be quickly unbuckled
if necessary.
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7. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To check,
grasp the child restraint at the
seat belt path and attempt to
move it side to side and back
and forth. When the child
restraint is properly installed,
there should be no more than
2.5 cm (1 in) of movement.
5. Pull the shoulder belt all the way
out of the retractor to set the
lock. When the retractor lock is
set, the belt can be tightened but
not pulled out of the retractor.
6. To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to use
your knee to push down on the
child restraint as you tighten
the belt.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 5 and 6.
If the airbags are off, the off indicator
in the passenger airbag status
indicator will come on and stay on
when the vehicle is started.
If a child restraint has been installed
and the on indicator is lit, see “If the
On Indicator Is Lit for a Child
Restraint” under Passenger Sensing
System 0 82.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle seat belt and let
it return to the stowed position.
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STORAGE
Storage
Storage Compartments
{ Warning
Storage Compartments
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Storage . . . . . . . .
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . .
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106
106
107
107
107
Additional Storage Features
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
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
Touch the bottom of the climate
control system panel until the door
automatically starts to open. The
storage area may contain a USB port.
See the infotainment manual.
Keep the storage area door closed
while driving.
Touch the bottom of the climate
control system again until the door
automatically starts to close.
Glove Box
To open, press the button. Close the
glove box manually.
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Cupholders
Power Retractable Cover
Anti-Pinch Feature
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Center Console Storage
If any object is in the path of the
power cover when it is active, the
cover will stop at the obstruction and
auto-reverse to a preset position. The
cover will return to normal operation
after the obstruction is removed.
Armrest Storage
Cupholders in the front center console
have a power retractable cover. Push
the handle forward to express open.
Pull the handle rearward to express
close.
The power cover will operate when
the vehicle door is opened and the
ignition is on or in ACC/ACCESSORY,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. The cover can be
opened or closed manually by pushing
or pulling the handle. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 197.
Press the button to access the storage
area in front of the armrest cover.
Press the button on the driver side of
the cover to access the storage area
under the armrest. There are two USB
ports, an SD card (if equipped), a
power outlet, and an input jack inside.
Pull the armrest down to access the
rear seat storage area and cupholders.
Press the latch to open the
storage area.
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Additional Storage
Features
Cargo Tie-Downs
The cargo tie-downs can be used to
secure small loads inside the trunk.
Convenience Net
If equipped, the convenience net is in
the rear. Put small loads behind the
net. It can also be positioned into an
envelope style to hold smaller items.
The net is not for heavier loads. Store
items as far forward as you can.
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Instruments and
Controls
Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . .
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . .
Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . .
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . .
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
110
110
110
111
111
113
113
113
115
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boost Gauge (Performance
Configuration Only) . . . . . . . . . . . .
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118
121
122
122
122
122
123
Engine Oil Temperature Gauge
(Performance
Configuration Only) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . .
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System Warning Light . . . .
Electric Parking Brake Light . . . . .
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light . . .
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . .
Traction Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
StabiliTrak OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Mode Control Light
(Uplevel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . .
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124
125
126
126
127
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . .
Auto Stop Mode (Uplevel
Cluster Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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129
130
Information Displays
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Vehicle Messages
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131
131
132
132
132
133
133
133
134
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134
135
135
135
135
136
136
136
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Head-Up Display (HUD) . . . . . . . . . 140
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Engine Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . 143
Vehicle Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . 144
Vehicle Personalization
Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . . . . 144
Universal Remote System
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . 149
Universal Remote System
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Universal Remote System
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
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Controls
Power Tilt and Telescoping Wheel
Steering Wheel Controls
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering wheel
controls. See "Steering Wheel
Controls" in the infotainment manual.
Steering Wheel Adjustment
Heated Steering Wheel
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
3. Pull or push the steering wheel
closer or away from you.
4. Pull the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
If equipped, the control is on the left
side of the steering column.
. Push the control up or down to tilt
the steering wheel up or down.
. Push the control forward or
rearward to move the steering
wheel toward the front or rear of
the vehicle.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving.
To set the power tilt wheel memory
position, see Memory Seats 0 62.
( : If equipped, press to turn the
heated steering wheel on or off. An
indicator light next to the button
displays when the feature is
turned on.
The steering wheel takes about
three minutes to be fully heated.
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Auto Heated Steering Wheel
When enabled in vehicle
personalization, this feature will
automatically activate the heated
steering wheel and heated seats,
if equipped, at the level required by
the interior temperature. The auto
heated steering wheel can be turned
off by using the heated steering wheel
control button. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 64
Horn
Press a on the steering wheel pad to
sound the horn.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
Remote Start Heated Steering
Wheel
During a remote start, the heated
steering wheel and heated seats,
if equipped, can be turned on
automatically. When it is cold outside,
the heated steering wheel turns on.
The heated steering wheel is canceled
when the ignition is turned on. Press
the heated steering wheel control
button to enable use after the vehicle
is started. The heated steering wheel
indicator light may not turn on during
a remote start. See Remote Vehicle
Start 0 37
With the ignition on or in ACC/
ACCESSORY, move the windshield
wiper lever to select the wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
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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 for
a while when driving, the exterior
lamps come on automatically if the
exterior lamp control is in AUTO. See
“Wiper-Activated Headlamps” later in
this section.
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.
n L : Pull the windshield wiper lever
toward you to spray windshield
washer fluid and activate the wipers.
The wipers will continue until the
lever is released or the maximum
wash time is reached. When the
windshield wiper lever is released,
additional wipes may occur depending
on how long the windshield washer
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had been activated. See Washer Fluid
0 275 for information on filling the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
{ Warning
In freezing weather, do not use the
washer until the windshield is
warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid
can form ice on the windshield,
blocking your vision.
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 0 280.
Heavy snow or ice can overload the
wiper motor. See Electrical System
Overload 0 285.
Wiper Parking
If the ignition is turned off while the
wipers are on LO, HI, or INT, they will
immediately stop.
If the windshield wiper lever is then
moved to OFF before the driver door is
opened or within 10 minutes, the
wipers will restart and move to the
base of the windshield.
If the ignition is turned off while the
wipers are performing wipes due to
windshield washing or Rainsense
wipes, the wipers continue to run
until they reach the base of the
windshield.
Rainsense
If equipped, there is 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
0 144.
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.
.
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
If equipped with wiper arm assembly
protection, when using an automatic
car wash, move the windshield wiper
lever to OFF. This disables the
automatic Rainsense windshield
wipers.
With Rainsense, if the transmission is
in N (Neutral) and the vehicle speed is
very slow, the wipers will
automatically stop at the base of the
windshield.
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The wiper operations return to normal
when the transmission is no longer in
N (Neutral) or the vehicle speed has
increased.
Wiper-Activated Headlamps
This feature activates the headlamps
and parking lamps after the
windshield wipers have been in use
for a while. The transition time for the
lamps coming on varies based on the
wiper speed. For this feature to work,
the exterior lamp control must be
in AUTO.
The wiper-activated headlamps
immediately turn off when the
ignition is turned to off, or the
windshield wiper control is turned off.
Rear Camera Mirror Washer
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If equipped, push the windshield
wiper lever forward to spray washer
fluid on the Rear Camera Mirror. The
lever returns to its starting position
when released. See Rear Camera Mirror
0 48.
Clock
Compass
Power Outlets
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.
Power Outlets 12-Volt Direct Current
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.
The time and date for the clock can be
set using the infotainment system. See
“Time/Date” in “System“under
“Settings” in the infotainment manual.
Accessory power outlets can be used
to plug in electrical equipment, such
as a cell phone or MP3 player.
The vehicle has three 12-volt
accessory power outlets:
. Inside the center console storage
in front of the armrest cover.
. Inside the storage area under the
armrest cover.
. Inside the storage area on the rear
of the center console, if equipped.
These outlets are powered while the
vehicle is on or in ACC/ACCESSORY
mode, or until the driver door is
opened within 10 minutes of turning
off the vehicle.
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Lift the cover to access the accessory
power outlet.
Certain electrical accessories may not
be compatible with the accessory
power outlet and could overload a
vehicle circuit breaker or adapter fuse.
If overloaded, the circuit breaker will
reset after all devices are disconnected
or if Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
is turned off and then back on. See
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 197.
Wait one minute to allow the circuit
breaker to reset before reconnecting
devices or turning RAP back on. If the
problem continues, the issue could be
within your device. Try another
known good device to make sure the
circuit breaker is operating properly.
If this does not resolve your problem,
see your dealer.
It is possible to replace the factory
power outlet with a cigar lighter
receptacle, if desired. This requires the
factory installed circuit breaker to be
replaced with a standard minifuse by
the dealer. A minifuse will not reset
and will have to be replace if blown.
Caution
Caution
Failure to replace the circuit
breaker with the minifuse could
overheat the cigar lighter and
damage the vehicle.
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.
When adding electrical equipment, be
sure to follow the proper installation
instructions included with the
equipment. See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 251.
Caution
Adding any electrical equipment to
the vehicle may damage it or keep
other components from working as
they should. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle warranty.
Do not use equipment exceeding
maximum amperage rating of
15 amperes. Check with your dealer
before adding electrical equipment.
Power Outlet 110/120 Volt
Alternating Current
If equipped, this power outlet is inside
the center console. It can be used to
plug in electrical equipment that uses
a maximum limit of 150 watts.
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light turns off. To reset the circuit,
unplug the item and plug it back in or
turn the Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) off and then back on. See
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 197.
The power restarts when equipment
using 150 watts or less is plugged into
the outlet and a system fault is not
detected.
An indicator light on the outlet turns
on to show it is in use. The light
comes on when the ignition is on,
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 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
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.
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Wireless Charging
The vehicle may have wireless
charging in the storage behind the
climate control system. See Instrument
Panel Storage 0 106. The system
operates at 145 kHz and wirelessly
charges one PMA or Qi compatible
mobile device. The power output of
the system is capable of charging at a
rate up to 1 amp (5W), as requested
by the compatible mobile device. See
Radio Frequency Statement 0 367.
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.
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The vehicle must be on, in ACC/
ACCESSORY, or Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) must be active. The
wireless charging feature may not
correctly indicate charging when the
vehicle is in RAP. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 197.
2. Remove all objects from the
charging pad. The system may
not charge if there are any
objects between the phone and
charging pad.
3. Place the mobile device face
up on the @ symbol on the
charging pad.
The operating temperature is −20 °C
(−4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for the
charging system and 0 °C (32 °F) to
35 °C (95 °F) for the phone.
{ Warning
Remove all objects from the
charging pad before charging your
mobile device. Objects, such as
coins, keys, rings, paper clips,
or cards, between the phone and
charging pad will become very hot.
On the rare occasion that the
charging system does not detect an
object, and the object gets wedged
between the phone and charger,
remove the phone and allow the
object to cool before removing it
from the charging pad, to prevent
burns.
To charge a mobile device:
1. Open the climate control system
panel.
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4. The } will appear on the v on
the infotainment display. This
indicates that the mobile device
is properly positioned and
charging. If a mobile device is
placed on the charging pad
and } does not display, remove
the mobile device from the pad,
turn it 180 degrees, and wait
three seconds before placing/
aligning the mobile device on the
pad again.
Keep the storage door closed while
driving.
Warning Lights, Gauges,
and Indicators
Warning lights and gauges can signal
that something is wrong before it
becomes serious enough to cause an
expensive repair or replacement.
Paying attention to the warning lights
and gauges could prevent injury.
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Some warning lights come on briefly
when the engine is started to indicate
they are working. When one of the
warning lights comes on and stays on
while driving, or when one of the
gauges shows there may be a problem,
check the section that explains what
to do. Waiting to do repairs can be
costly and even dangerous.
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Instrument Cluster
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Reconfigurable Instrument
Cluster
The Enhanced configuration has three
interactive display zones.
The uplevel cluster display layout can
be changed.
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.
Performance Configuration (CTS-V
Series and V-Sport Only)
Balanced Configuration
The Balanced configuration has three
interactive display zones: one in the
center of each of the gauges.
The Performance configuration has
two interactive display zones.
Use the five-way control on the right
side of the steering wheel to move
between the different display zones
and scroll through the different
displays.
To change the cluster configuration:
1. Find the Options page in one of
the interactive display zones on
the cluster.
Enhanced Configuration
3. Scroll down to highlight Display
Layout. Then press SEL to
select it.
2. Press SEL to enter the
Options menu.
5. Exit the Display Layout menu by
pressing S.
Cluster Application Displays
The cluster can display information
regarding Navigation, Audio, and
Phone. On the base cluster, a
speedometer can also be displayed in
the center zone.
Navigation
If there is no active route, a compass
or map may be displayed. If there is
an active route, press SEL to end route
guidance or turn the voice prompts on
or off.
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Audio
While the Audio application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Audio menu. In the Audio menu,
search for music, select from favorites,
or change the audio source
Phone
While the Phone application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Phone menu. In the Phone menu,
if there is no active phone call, view
recent calls, select from favorites,
or scroll through contacts. If there is
an active call, mute the phone or
switch to handset operation.
Cluster Options Menu
To enter the cluster Options menu:
1. Use the five-way control on the
right side of the steering wheel
to find the Options page in one
of the interactive display zones
on the cluster.
2. Press SEL on the center of the
five-way control to enter the
Options menu.
Units : Press SEL while Units is
highlighted to enter the 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) 0 137.
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.
Head-up Display (HUD) Rotation :
This feature allows for adjusting the
angle of the HUD image. Press SEL on
the steering wheel controls while
Head-up Display Rotation is
highlighted to enter Adjust Mode.
Press y or z to adjust the angle of
the HUD display. Press S or T to
highlight OK, then press SEL to save
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the setting. Cancel can also be
selected to cancel the setting. The
vehicle must be in P (Park).
Fav Button Options : Press SEL while
Fav Button Options is highlighted to
select between FAV Primary and SEEK
Primary. This selection allows for
configuration of the C and B
steering wheel controls. When FAV
Primary is selected, pressing C and
B will go to the next or previous
favorite and pressing and holding C
and B will seek. When SEEK Primary
is selected, pressing C and B will
seek and pressing and holding C and
B will go to the next or previous
favorite.
Open Source Software : Press SEL
while Open Source Software is
highlighted to display open source
software information.
Speedometer
The speedometer shows the vehicle's
speed in either kilometers per hour
(km/h) or miles per hour (mph).
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Odometer
Trip Odometer
When the engine is on, the
tachometer will indicate the engine’s
revolutions per minute (rpm). The
tachometer may vary by several
hundred rpm’s, during Auto Stop
mode, when the engine is shutting off
and restarting.
The trip odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven since the trip
odometer was last reset.
A slight bump may be felt when the
transmission is determining the most
fuel efficient operating range.
The odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven, in either
kilometers or miles.
The trip odometer is accessed and
reset through the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 137.
Tachometer
The tachometer displays the engine
speed in revolutions per minute (rpm).
On the base cluster, if the vehicle has
the Stop/Start system, when the
ignition is on, the tachometer
indicates the vehicle status. When
pointing to AUTO STOP, the engine is
off but the vehicle is on and can
move. The engine could auto start at
any time. When the indicator points
to OFF, the vehicle is off.
Fuel Gauge
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.
Base Level
Uplevel Balanced Configuration
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When the ignition is on, the fuel
gauge indicates about how much fuel
is left in the tank.
There is an arrow near the fuel gauge
pointing to the side of the vehicle the
fuel door is on.
When the indicator nears empty, the
low fuel light comes on. There still is
a little fuel left, but the vehicle should
be refueled soon.
Here are four things that some owners
ask about. None of these show a
problem with the fuel gauge:
. At the service station, the fuel
pump shuts off before the gauge
reads full.
. It takes a little more or less fuel to
fill up than the gauge indicated.
For example, the gauge may have
indicated the tank was half full,
but it actually took a little more or
less than half the tank's capacity
to fill the tank.
. The gauge moves a little while
turning a corner or speeding up.
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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.
Boost Gauge (Performance
Configuration Only)
English 6.2 Engine (LT4) Shown, 3.6L
Engine (LF3) Similar
This gauge indicates boost under
heavier throttle.
It displays the air pressure level in the
intake manifold before it enters the
engine's combustion chamber.
Metric 6.2 Engine (LT4) Shown, 3.6L
Engine (LF3) Similar
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 0 263.
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.
Seat Belt Reminders
Metric Uplevel Balanced
Configuration
Driver Seat Belt Reminder Light
There is a driver seat 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 seat
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 seat belt is buckled,
neither the light nor the chime
comes on.
Passenger Seat Belt Reminder
Light
There is a passenger seat belt
reminder light near the passenger
airbag status indicator. See Passenger
Sensing System 0 82.
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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 seat
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 76.
the airbag system might not be
working properly. The airbags in the
vehicle might not inflate in a crash,
or they could even inflate without a
crash. To help avoid injury, have
the vehicle serviced right away.
If there is a problem with the airbag
system, a Driver Information Center
(DIC) message may also come on.
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator
If the passenger seat belt is buckled,
neither the chime nor the light
comes on.
The front passenger seat 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 seat 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
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The vehicle has a passenger sensing
system. See Passenger Sensing System
0 82 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.
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Canada and Mexico
When the vehicle is started, the
passenger airbag status indicator will
light ON and OFF, or the symbol for
on and off for several seconds as a
system check. Then, after several more
seconds, the status indicator will light
either ON or OFF, or the on or off
symbol to let you know the status of
the front outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag.
If the word 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
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Airbag Readiness Light 0 126 for
more information, including
important safety information.
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.
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Have it checked by your dealer.
Driving while this light is on could
drain the battery.
Caution
When this light comes on, or is
flashing, the Driver Information
Center (DIC) also displays a message.
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 Mode. See
Ignition Positions 0 192.
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.
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 0 254.
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.
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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 fuel
funnel adapter, make sure that it
has been removed. See “Filling the
Tank with a Portable Gas Can”
under Filling the Tank 0 244. The
diagnostic system can detect if the
adapter has been left installed in
the vehicle, allowing fuel to
evaporate into the atmosphere.
A few driving trips with the
adapter removed may turn off the
light.
. Poor fuel quality can cause
inefficient engine operation and
poor driveability, which may go
away once the engine is warmed
up. If this occurs, change the fuel
brand. It may require at least one
full tank of the proper fuel to turn
the light off. See Fuel 0 242.
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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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 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
inspection. This can happen if the
12-volt battery has recently been
replaced or run down, or if the
vehicle has been recently serviced.
See your dealer if the vehicle will not
pass or cannot be made ready for
the test.
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 0 251.
See your dealer if assistance is needed.
Brake System Warning
Light
The vehicle brake system consists of
two hydraulic circuits. If one circuit is
not working, the remaining circuit can
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still work to stop the vehicle. For
normal braking performance, both
circuits need to be working.
If the warning light comes on, there is
a brake problem. Have the brake
system inspected right away.
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English
This light should come on briefly
when the engine is started. If it does
not come on then, have it fixed so it
will be ready to warn you if there is a
problem.
If the light comes on and stays on,
there is a brake problem.
{ Warning
The brake system might not be
working properly if the brake
system warning light is on. Driving
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
with the brake system warning light
on can lead to a crash. If the light is
still on after the vehicle has been
pulled off the road and carefully
stopped, have the vehicle towed for
service.
If the light does not come on,
or remains flashing, see your dealer.
Service Electric Parking
Brake Light
Electric Parking Brake
Light
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. A message may also
display in the Driver Information
Center (DIC).
On some vehicles the service electric
parking brake light should come on
briefly when the vehicle is started.
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
started.
If this light stays on, the vehicle
should be taken to a dealer as soon as
possible. See Electric Parking Brake
0 204. A message may also display in
the Driver Information Center (DIC).
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Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning Light
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
If both the ABS and the brake system
warning light are on, the vehicle's
antilock brakes are not functioning
and there is a problem with the
regular brakes. See your dealer for
service.
LKA may assist by gently turning the
steering wheel if the vehicle
approaches a detected lane marking
without using the turn signal in that
direction. The LKA light will turn
amber.
See Brake System Warning Light 0 129.
This light is amber and flashes as a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alert,
to indicate that the lane marking has
been crossed.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Light
If the light does not come on, have it
fixed so it will be ready to warn if
there is a problem.
If the light comes on while driving,
stop as soon as it is safely possible
and turn off the vehicle. Then start
the engine again to reset the system.
If the ABS light stays on, or comes on
again while driving, the vehicle needs
service. A chime may also sound when
the light comes on steady.
If the ABS light is the only light on,
the vehicle has regular brakes, but the
antilock brakes are not functioning.
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See Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 239.
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
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.
This light is green if LKA is available
to assist.
If equipped, this indicator will display
green when a vehicle is detected
ahead and amber when you are
following a vehicle ahead much too
closely.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 232.
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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 comes on when the
StabiliTrak system is turned off.
If StabiliTrak is off, the Traction
Control System (TCS) is also off.
The traction off light comes on when
the Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off by pressing and
releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak button.
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.
This light and the StabiliTrak OFF
light come on when StabiliTrak is
turned off.
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 206.
If the TCS is off, wheel spin is not
limited. Adjust driving accordingly.
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 206.
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
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.
If the light is on and flashing, the TCS
and/or the StabiliTrak system is
actively working.
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See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 206.
Caution (Continued)
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning Light
and it may not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. See Engine
Overheating 0 274.
The engine coolant temperature
warning light comes on when the
engine has overheated.
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.
This light comes on when Snow/Ice
Mode is selected.
If this happens pull over and turn off
the engine as soon as possible. See
Engine Overheating 0 274.
Driver Mode Control Light
(Uplevel)
This light comes on when Track Mode
is selected. See Driver Mode Control
0 208.
Tire Pressure Light
Caution
The engine coolant temperature
warning light indicates that the
vehicle has overheated. Driving with
this light on can damage the engine
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This light comes on when Sport Mode
is selected.
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For vehicles with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this light
comes on briefly when the engine is
started. It provides information about
tire pressures and the TPMS.
When the Light Is On Steady
This indicates that one or more of the
tires are significantly underinflated.
A Driver Information Center (DIC) tire
pressure message may also display.
Stop as soon as possible, and inflate
the tires to the pressure value shown
on the Tire and Loading Information
label. See Tire Pressure 0 301.
When the Light Flashes First and
Then Is On Steady
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.
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 0 304.
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.
This light should come on briefly as
the engine is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced by
your dealer.
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Auto Stop Mode (Uplevel
Cluster Only)
For vehicles with the reconfigurable
cluster, this light may not come on
when the engine is started.
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IntelliBeam Light
If the light stays on and the engine
does not start, there could be a
problem with the theft-deterrent
system. See Immobilizer Operation
0 46.
This light comes on when the engine
is in an Auto Stop.
High-Beam On Light
This light comes on when the
IntelliBeam system, if equipped, is
enabled. See Exterior Lamp Controls
0 153.
See Starting the Engine 0 194.
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light
Security Light
This light comes on when the
high-beam headlamps are in use. See
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
0 155.
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.
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.
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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) 0 156.
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.
Lamps On Reminder
Adaptive Cruise Control Light
Door Ajar Light
See Cruise Control 0 214.
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.
This light comes on when the exterior
lamps are in use. See Exterior Lamp
Controls 0 153.
Cruise Control Light
This light is white when the Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC, if equipped) is on
and ready, and turns green when the
ACC is set and active. See Adaptive
Cruise Control 0 217.
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Information Displays
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
The DIC displays are shown in the left
and right interactive display zones on
the instrument cluster. The displays
show the status of many vehicle
systems. The controls for the DIC are
on the right steering wheel control.
S or T : Press to move between the
DIC Information Displays
interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
The following is the list of all possible
DIC information displays. Some of the
information displays may not be
available for your particular vehicle.
SEL : Press to open a menu or select a
menu item. Press and hold to reset
values on certain screens.
DIC Information Display Options
The information displays on the DIC
can be turned on or off through the
Options menu.
1. Press SEL while viewing the
Options page in the center
display zone on the cluster.
2. Scroll to Info Pages and
press SEL.
3. Press y or z to move through
the list of possible information
displays.
y or z : Press to move up or down
in a list.
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4. Press SEL while an item is
highlighted to select or deselect
that item. When an item is
selected, a checkmark will appear
next to it.
Speed : Shows the vehicle speed in
either kilometers per hour (km/h) or
miles per hour (mph).
Trip 1 and Trip 2 (Base Cluster) /
Trip 1 or Trip 2 and Average Fuel
Economy (Uplevel Cluster) : Shows
the current distance traveled, in either
kilometers (km) or miles (mi), since
the trip odometer was last reset. The
trip odometer can be reset by pressing
and holding SEL while this display is
active.
The average fuel economy 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
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change. The Average Fuel Economy
can be reset along with the trip
odometer by pressing and holding SEL
while this display is active.
Fuel Range : Shows the approximate
distance the vehicle can be driven
without refueling. LOW will be
displayed when the vehicle is low on
fuel. The fuel range estimate is based
on an average of the vehicle's fuel
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.
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.
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) : On some
vehicles, shows the direction the
vehicle is driving.
Turn Arrow : Shows the next
maneuver when using route guidance.
Estimated Time to Arrival : Shows
the estimated time until arrival at
your destination.
Distance to Destination : Shows the
distance to the destination when
using route guidance.
Speed Limit : Shows the current
speed limit on vehicles with the
navigation system. The information
for this page comes from a roadway
database.
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.
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Best Fuel Economy : Displays average
fuel economy, the best fuel economy
over the selected distance, and a bar
graph showing instantaneous fuel
economy.
G-Force (V-Series) : Gives the driver
an indication of the vehicle
performance in cornering. The G-force
is displayed in the center of the DIC
as a numerical value.
Cruise Set Speed : Shows the speed
the cruise control or Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC, if equipped) is set to.
Transmission Temperature
(V-Series) : Shows the temperature of
the transmission fluid in either
degrees Celsius (°C) or degrees
Fahrenheit (°F).
Follow Distance : 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 indicator.
Gap Setting : When ACC has been
engaged, this page shows the current
gap setting along with the vehicle
ahead indicator.
Battery Voltage : Shows the current
battery voltage.
Engine Boost : Shows the current
amount of boost being added.
Oil Life : Shows an estimate of the
oil's remaining useful life.
If REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% is
displayed, that means 99% of the
current oil life remains.
When the remaining oil life is low, the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message
will appear on the display. The oil
should be changed as soon as
possible. See Engine Oil 0 263. In
addition to the engine oil life system
monitoring the oil life, additional
maintenance is recommended. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 339.
The Oil Life display must be reset
after each oil change. It will not reset
itself. Do not to reset the Oil Life
display accidentally at any time other
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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 0 265.
Tire Pressure : Shows the
approximate pressures of all four tires.
Tire pressure is displayed in either
kilopascal (kPa) or in pounds per
square inch (psi). If the pressure is
low, the value for that tire is shown in
amber. See Tire Pressure Monitor
System 0 303 and Tire Pressure
Monitor Operation 0 304.
Tire Temperature (V-Series) :
Displays a description of the tire air
temperature based on the readings
from the TPMS sensors. The
temperature range displayed will
change based on ambient conditions
and driving style.
Vehicle Odometer (Base Cluster) :
Shows the odometer.
Blank Page : The Blank Page display
allows for no information to be
displayed in the DIC display zone(s).
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Head-Up Display (HUD)
{ Warning
If the HUD image is too bright or
too high in your field of view, it
may take you more time to see
things you need to see when it is
dark outside. Be sure to keep the
HUD image dim and placed low in
your field of view.
If equipped with HUD, some
information concerning the operation
of the vehicle is projected onto the
windshield. The image is projected
through the HUD lens on top of the
instrument panel. The information
appears as an image focused out
toward the front of the vehicle.
The HUD information can be
displayed in various languages in
some vehicles. The speedometer
reading and other numerical values
can be displayed in either English or
metric units.
The HUD may display some of the
following vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts, if equipped:
. Speed
.
Speed Limit
The language selection is changed
through the radio and the units of
measurement is changed through the
instrument cluster. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144 and “Cluster
Settings Menu” under Instrument
Cluster 0 118.
.
Tachometer
.
Audio
.
Phone
.
Navigation
.
Collision Alert
.
Vehicle Ahead
.
Cruise Control Set Speed
.
Adaptive Cruise Control
.
Lane Departure/Lane Keep Assist
.
Low Fuel
.
Transmission Gear
.
Shift Lights (CTS-V only)
Caution
If you try to use the HUD image as
a parking aid, you may misjudge
the distance and damage your
vehicle. Do not use the HUD image
as a parking aid.
HUD Display on the Vehicle
Windshield
Some vehicle messages or alerts
displayed in the HUD may be cleared
by using the steering wheel controls.
See Vehicle Messages 0 143.
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The HUD image will automatically
dim and brighten to compensate for
outside lighting. The HUD brightness
control can also be adjusted as
needed.
The HUD control is to the left of the
steering wheel.
To adjust the HUD image:
1. Adjust the driver seat.
2. Start the engine.
3. Use the following settings to
adjust the HUD.
$ : Press down or lift up to center
the HUD image. The HUD image can
only be adjusted up and down, not
side to side.
! : 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.
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HUD Views
There are four views in the HUD.
Some vehicle information and vehicle
messages or alerts may be displayed
in any view.
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.
Head-Up Display (HUD) Rotation
Option
Metric
This feature allows for adjusting the
angle of the HUD image.
Press SEL on the steering wheel
controls while Head-up Display is
highlighted in the Options menu to
enter Main View. From the Main View,
press SEL to enter the Adjust Menu.
Press y or z to adjust the angle of
the HUD display. Press S or T to
highlight OK, then press SEL to save
the setting. CANCEL can also be
selected to cancel the setting. The
vehicle must be in P (Park). See
Instrument Cluster 0 118.
English
Speed View : This display gives the
speedometer reading (in English or
metric units), speed limit, Adaptive
Cruise Control, Set Speed, Lane
Departure Warning/Lane Keep Assist,
and Vehicle Ahead indicator. Some
information only appears on vehicles
that have these features, and when
they are active.
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Metric
Metric
Metric
English
English
English
Audio/Phone View : This displays the
speed view along with audio/phone
information. The current radio station,
media type, and incoming calls will be
displayed.
Navigation View : This display
includes the information in the speed
view along with Turn-by-Turn
Navigation information in some
vehicles. When navigation routing is
not active compass information is
displayed.
All HUD views may briefly display
audio information when the driver
uses the steering wheel controls to
adjust the audio settings appearing in
the instrument cluster.
Incoming phone calls appearing in the
instrument cluster, may also display
in any HUD view.
Navigation Turn-by-Turn Alerts
shown in the instrument cluster may
also be displayed in any HUD view.
Performance View : This display
gives the speedometer reading, rpm
reading, transmission positions, Shift
Timing Light Position (CTS-V only),
and gear shift indicator (if equipped).
If equipped, the shift timing lights at
the top of the display will appear with
increases in engine rpm. The rows of
lights get closer together as the shift
point gets closer. Shift the
transmission before the lights come
together in the display. Shift
immediately if the lights are flashing.
See Manual Mode 0 202.
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Care of the HUD
Clean the inside of the windshield to
remove any dirt or film that could
reduce the sharpness or clarity of the
HUD image.
Clean the HUD lens with a soft cloth
sprayed with glass cleaner. Wipe the
lens gently, then dry it.
HUD Troubleshooting
Check that:
. Nothing is covering the HUD lens.
. HUD brightness setting is not too
dim or too bright.
. HUD is adjusted to the proper
height.
. Polarized sunglasses are not worn.
.
Windshield and HUD lens are
clean.
If the HUD image is not correct,
contact your dealer.
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. If the windshield needs
replacing, see Windshield Replacement
0 281.
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.
Ride Control Systems
.
Driver Assistance Systems
.
Cruise Control
.
Lighting and Bulb Replacement
.
Wiper/Washer Systems
The messages that do not require
immediate action can be
acknowledged and cleared by pressing
V. The messages that require
immediate action cannot be cleared
until that action is performed.
.
Doors and Windows
.
Seat Belts
.
Airbag Systems
.
Engine and Transmission
.
Tire Pressure
All messages should be taken
seriously; clearing the message does
not correct the problem.
.
Battery
Vehicle Messages
Messages displayed on the DIC
indicate the status of the vehicle or
some action that may be needed to
correct a condition. Multiple messages
may appear one after another.
If a SERVICE message appears, see
your dealer.
Follow the instructions given in the
messages. The system displays
messages regarding the following
topics:
. Service Messages
.
Fluid Levels
.
Vehicle Security
.
Brakes
Engine Power Messages
ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED
This message displays when the
vehicle's propulsion power is reduced.
Reduced propulsion power can affect
the vehicle's ability to accelerate.
If this message is on, but there is no
observed reduction in performance,
proceed to your destination. The
performance may be reduced the next
time the vehicle is driven. The vehicle
may be driven while this message is
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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.
Vehicle Speed Messages
SPEED LIMITED TO
XXX KM/H (MPH)
This message shows that the vehicle
speed has been limited to the speed
displayed. The limited speed is a
protection for various propulsion and
vehicle systems, such as lubrication,
thermal, suspension, Teen Driver if
equipped, or tires.
Vehicle Personalization
The menu may contain the following:
The following are all possible vehicle
personalization features. Depending
on the vehicle, some may not be
available.
Rear Seat Reminder
For System, Apps, and Personal
features and functions, see “Settings”
in the infotainment manual.
To access the vehicle
personalization menu:
1. Touch the Settings icon on the
Home Page of the infotainment
display.
2. Touch Vehicle to display a list of
available options.
3. Touch to select the desired
feature setting.
4. Touch 9 or R to turn a feature
off or on.
5. Touch z to go to the top level of
the Settings menu.
This allows for a chime and a message
when the rear door has been opened
before or during operation of the
vehicle.
Select Off or On.
Driving Mode
These settings will overwrite the main
Vehicle Mode selections made with
the MODE switch on the console.
Touch and the following may display:
. Engine Sound Management
.
Steering
.
Suspension
Engine Sound Management
This setting adjusts the sound of the
engine exhaust from a quiet to a loud
exhaust volume.
Touch Auto (Follows the MODE
switch), Tour, Sport, or Track.
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using the heated seat buttons on the
center stack. See Heated and Ventilated
Front Seats 0 64.
Steering
Auto Fan Speed
This setting adjusts how the steering
feels from a lighter to a reduced assist
for more steering feel.
This setting specifies the amount of
airflow when the climate control fan
setting is Auto Fan.
Touch Auto (Follows the MODE
switch), Tour, Sport, or Track.
Touch Low, Medium, or High.
If equipped with Auto Heated Steering
Wheel, this feature will turn on when
the Auto Heated Seats turn on.
Air Quality Sensor
Suspension
Touch Off or On.
This setting switches the system into
Recirculation Mode based on the
quality of the outside air.
Auto Defog
This setting adjusts the suspension
from a comfortable to a more
responsive tune.
Touch Auto (Follows the MODE
switch), Tour, Sport, or Track.
Climate and Air Quality
Touch Off, Low Sensitivity, or High
Sensitivity.
Auto Cooled Seats
.
Air Quality Sensor
This setting automatically turns on
and regulates the ventilated seats
when the cabin temperature is warm.
See Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 64.
.
Auto Cooled Seats
Touch Off or On.
.
Auto Heated Seats
Auto Heated Seats
.
Auto Defog
.
Auto Rear Defog
This setting automatically turns on
and regulates the heated seats when
the cabin temperature is cool. The
auto heated seats can be turned off by
Touch and the following may display:
. Auto Fan Speed
This setting automatically turns the
front defogger on when the engine is
started.
Touch Off or On.
Auto Rear Defog
This setting automatically turns the
rear defogger on when the engine is
started.
Touch Off or On.
Collision / Detection Systems
Touch and the following may display:
. Alert Type
.
Forward Collision System
.
Connected Vehicle Braking Alert
.
Traffic and Roadside Information
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.
Adaptive Cruise Go Notifier
Connected Vehicle Braking Alert
Lane Change Alert
.
Lane Change Alert
.
Rear Camera Park Assist Symbols
.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
This setting specifies if you see an
alert when a vehicle ahead of you is
suddenly braking, giving you more
time to react. See Vehicle-to-Vehicle
0 240.
This setting specifies if an alert will
display on the outside mirror to help
you avoid crashing into a vehicle in
your blind spot, or rapidly
approaching your blind spot, during a
lane change maneuver. See Lane
Change Alert (LCA) 0 236.
Alert Type
This setting specifies the type of
vehicle feedback provided, either a
beep or seat vibration, when you are
in danger of colliding with an object.
Touch Beeps or Safety Alert Seat.
Forward Collision System
This setting controls the vehicle
response when detecting a vehicle
ahead of you. The Off setting disables
all FCA and FAB functions. With the
Alert and Brake setting, both FCA and
FAB are available. The Alert setting
disables FAB. See Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) 0 235.
Touch Off, Alert, or Alert and Brake.
Touch Off or On.
Traffic and Roadside Information
This setting specifies whether to
inform you that there are traffic
conditions, or events, ahead of you
that could affect your travel. See
Vehicle-to-Vehicle 0 240.
Touch Off or On.
Rear Camera Park Assist Symbols
This setting enables the Rear Camera
Park Assist Symbols. See Assistance
Systems for Parking or Backing 0 226.
Touch Off or On.
Touch Off or On.
Adaptive Cruise Go Notifier
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
This setting determines if an alert will
appear when Adaptive Cruise Control
brings the vehicle to a complete stop
and the vehicle ahead of you starts
moving again. See Adaptive Cruise
Control 0 217.
This setting specifies if an alert will
display when the vehicle detects
approaching rear cross traffic when in
R (Reverse). See Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing 0 226.
Touch Off or On.
Touch Off or On.
Comfort and Convenience
Touch and the following may display:
. Auto Memory Recall
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.
Easy Exit Options
Reverse Tilt Mirror
Vehicle Locator Lights
.
Chime Volume
.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
.
Rain Sense Wipers
When on, both the driver and
passenger, driver, or 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.
See Reverse Tilt Mirrors 0 48.
This setting flashes the vehicle’s
headlamps when K is pressed on the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
Auto Memory Recall
This feature automatically recalls the
current driver’s previously stored 1 or
2 button positions when the ignition
is changed from off to on or ACC/
ACCESSORY. See Memory Seats 0 62.
Touch Off or On.
Touch Off, On - Driver and Passenger,
On - Driver, or On - Passenger.
Easy Exit Options
Rain Sense Wipers
This feature automatically recalls the
previously stored exit button position
when exiting the vehicle. See Memory
Seats 0 62.
This setting automatically turns on
the wipers when moisture is detected
and the wiper switch is in
intermittent mode.
Touch Off or On.
Touch Disabled or Enabled.
Chime Volume
Lighting
This setting determines the chime
volume level.
Touch and the following may display:
. Vehicle Locator Lights
Touch the controls on the
infotainment display to adjust the
volume.
.
Exit Lighting
Touch Off or On.
Exit Lighting
This setting specifies how long the
headlamps stay on after the vehicle is
turned off and exited.
Touch Off, 30 Seconds, 60 Seconds,
or 120 Seconds.
Power Door Locks
Touch and the following may display:
. Open Door Anti Lock Out
.
Auto Door Unlock
.
Delayed Door Lock
Open Door Anti Lock Out
This setting prevents the driver door
from locking when the door is open.
If this setting is on, the Delayed Door
Lock menu will not be available.
Touch Off or On.
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Auto Door Unlock
Remote Unlock Light Feedback
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
This setting allows selection of which
doors will automatically unlock when
the vehicle is shifted into P (Park).
This setting flashes the exterior lamps
when the vehicle is unlocked with the
RKE transmitter.
Touch Off, All Doors, or Driver Door.
Touch Off or Flash Lights.
This setting automatically turns on
the heated seats when using the
remote start function on cold days.
See Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 64 and Remote Vehicle Start 0 37.
Delayed Door Lock
Remote Lock Feedback
This setting delays the locking of the
vehicle’s doors.
Touch Off or On.
This setting specifies how the vehicle
responds when the vehicle is locked
with the RKE transmitter.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
Touch Off, Lights and Horn, Lights
Only, or Horn Only.
Touch Off or On.
Touch and the following may display:
. Remote Unlock Light Feedback
Remote Door Unlock
This setting specifies whether all
doors, or just the driver door, unlock
when pressing K on the RKE
transmitter.
If equipped, this feature enables
remote operation of the windows with
the RKE transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
0 30.
Touch All Doors or Driver Door.
Touch Off or On.
If equipped with Auto Heated Steering
Wheel, this feature will turn on when
the Remote Start Auto Heated Seats
turn on.
Remote Window Operation
.
Remote Lock Feedback
.
Remote Door Unlock
.
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
.
Remote Window Operation
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
Passive Door Unlock
.
Passive Door Unlock
.
Passive Door Lock
.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
This setting automatically turns on
the ventilated seats when using the
remote start function on warm days.
See Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 64 and Remote Vehicle Start 0 37.
This setting specifies which doors
unlock when using the button on the
driver door handle to unlock the
vehicle.
Touch Off or On.
Touch All Doors or Driver Door Only.
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Passive Door Lock
Valet Mode
This setting specifies if the vehicle will
automatically lock, or lock and
provide an alert after all the doors are
closed, and you walk away from the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 30.
This will lock the infotainment system
and steering wheel controls. It may
also limit access to vehicle storage
locations, if equipped.
Touch Off, On with Horn Chirp, or On.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
This feature sounds an alert when the
RKE transmitter is left in the vehicle.
This menu also enables Remote No
Longer in Vehicle Alert.
Touch Off or On.
To enable valet mode:
1. Enter a four-digit code on the
keypad.
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Universal Remote
System
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 367.
Universal Remote System
Programming
2. Touch Enter to go to the
confirmation screen.
3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
Touch Lock or Unlock to lock or
unlock the system. Touch Back to go
back to the previous menu.
Teen Driver
See “Teen Driver” under “Settings” in
the infotainment manual.
If equipped, these buttons are in the
overhead console.
This system can replace up to three
remote control transmitters used to
activate devices such as garage door
openers, security systems, and home
automation devices. These
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instructions refer to a garage door
opener, but can be used for other
devices.
Do not use the Universal Remote
system with any garage door opener
that does not have the stop and
reverse feature. This includes any
garage door opener model
manufactured before April 1, 1982.
Read these instructions completely
before programming the Universal
Remote system. It may help to have
another person assist with the
programming process.
Keep the original hand-held
transmitter for use in other vehicles
as well as for future programming.
Erase the programming when vehicle
ownership is terminated. See “Erasing
Universal Remote System Buttons”
later in this section.
To program a garage door opener,
park outside directly in line with and
facing the garage door opener receiver.
Clear all people and objects near the
garage door.
Make sure the hand-held transmitter
has a new battery for quick and
accurate transmission of the
radio-frequency signal.
Programming the Universal
Remote System
For questions or programming help,
see www.homelink.com/gm or call
1-800-355-3515.
Programming involves time-sensitive
actions, and may time out causing the
procedure to be repeated.
To program up to three devices:
1. Hold the end of the hand-held
transmitter about 3 to 8 cm (1 to
3 in) away from the Universal
Remote system buttons with the
indicator light in view. The
hand-held transmitter was
supplied by the manufacturer of
the garage door opener receiver.
2. At the same time, press and hold
both the hand-held transmitter
button and one of the three
Universal Remote system
buttons to be used to operate the
garage door. Do not release either
button until the indicator light
changes from a slow to a rapid
flash. Then release both buttons.
Some garage door openers may
require substitution of Step 2
with the procedure under “Radio
Signals for Canada and Some
Gate Operators” later in this
section.
3. Press and hold the newly
programmed Universal Remote
system button for five seconds
while watching the indicator
light and garage door activation.
. If the indicator light stays on
continuously or the garage
door moves when the button
is pressed, then programming
is complete. There is no need
to complete Steps 4–6.
. If the indicator light does not
come on or the garage door
does not move, a second
button press may be
required. For a second time,
press and hold the newly
programmed button for
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five seconds. If the light stays
on or the garage door moves,
programming is complete.
.
If the indicator light blinks
rapidly for two seconds, then
changes to a solid light and
the garage door does not
move, continue with
programming Steps 4–6.
6. Inside the vehicle, press and hold
the newly programmed Universal
Remote system button for
two seconds and then release it.
If the garage door does not move
or the lamp on the garage door
opener receiver does not flash,
press and hold the same button
a second time for two seconds,
then release it. Again, if the door
does not move or the garage
door lamp does not flash, press
and hold the same button a third
time for two seconds, then
release it.
The Universal Remote system should
now activate the garage door.
Learn or Smart Button
4. After completing Steps 1–3,
locate the Learn or Smart button
inside the garage on the garage
door opener receiver. The name
and color of the button may vary
by manufacturer.
5. Press and release the Learn or
Smart button. Step 6 must be
completed within 30 seconds of
pressing this button.
Repeat the process for programming
the two remaining buttons.
Radio Signals for Canada and
Some Gate Operators
For questions or programming help,
see www.homelink.com/gm or call
1-800-355-3515.
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Canadian radio-frequency laws and
some U.S. gate operators require
transmitter signals to time out or quit
after several seconds of transmission.
This may not be long enough for the
Universal Remote system to pick up
the signal during programming.
If the programming did not work,
replace Step 2 under “Programming
the Universal Remote System” with
the following:
Press and hold the Universal Remote
system button while pressing and
releasing the hand-held transmitter
button every two seconds until the
signal has been successfully accepted
by the Universal Remote system. The
Universal Remote system indicator
light will flash slowly at first and then
rapidly. Proceed with Step 3 under
“Programming the Universal Remote
System” to complete.
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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.
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
Lighting Features
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . .
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Headlamp System . . .
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . .
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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155
159
159
159
160
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls
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155
155
155
156
156
157
157
Turn the control to the following
positions:
O : Turns the exterior lamps off and
deactivates the AUTO mode. Turn to
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Load Management . . . . . .
Battery Power Protection . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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O again to reactivate the AUTO mode.
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158
158
158
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.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
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2 : Turns on the headlamps together
with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
high-beam on light appears on the
instrument cluster when the high
beams are on.
IntelliBeam System
Driving with IntelliBeam
If equipped, this system turns the
vehicle's high-beam headlamps on and
off according to surrounding traffic
conditions.
The system only activates the high
beams when driving over 40 km/h
(25 mph).
The system turns the high-beam
headlamps on when it is dark enough
and there is no other traffic present.
This light comes on in the instrument
cluster when the IntelliBeam system
is enabled.
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
There is a sensor near the top center
of the windshield, which automatically
controls the system. Keep this area of
the windshield clear of debris to allow
for best system performance.
The high-beam headlamps remain on,
under the automatic control, until one
of the following situations occurs:
. The system detects an
approaching vehicle's headlamps.
. The system detects a preceding
vehicle's taillamps.
. The outside light is bright enough
that high-beam headlamps are not
required.
. The vehicle's speed drops below
20 km/h (12 mph).
.
The 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 system is reactivated.
See Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer 0 155 and Flash-to-Pass
0 155.
The high beams may not turn off
automatically if the system cannot
detect other vehicle's lamps because
of any of the following:
. The other vehicle's lamp(s) are
missing, damaged, obstructed from
view, or otherwise undetected.
. The other vehicle's lamp(s) are
covered with dirt, snow, and/or
road spray.
. The other vehicle's lamp(s) cannot
be detected due to dense exhaust,
smoke, fog, snow, road spray, mist,
or other airborne obstructions.
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Your vehicle's windshield is dirty,
cracked, or obstructed by
something that blocks the view of
the light sensor.
.
Your vehicle is loaded such that
the front end points upward,
causing the light sensor to aim
high and not detect headlamps
and taillamps.
.
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
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.
The automatic high-beam headlamps
may need to be disabled if any of the
above conditions exist.
A warning chime will sound if the
exterior lamp control is left on in
either the headlamp or parking lamp
position and the driver door is opened
with the ignition off.
.
If the headlamps are off or in
low-beam mode, the high-beam
headlamps will turn on. They will
stay on as long as the lever is held
there. Release the lever to turn
them off.
.
If the headlamps are in high-beam
mode, they will go to low beam.
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL)
Driving on winding or hilly roads.
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder
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This indicator light turns on in the
instrument cluster when the
high-beam headlamps are on.
Flash-to-Pass
This feature allows the high-beam
headlamps to be used to signal the
driver in front of you that you want
to pass.
Pull and hold the turn signal lever
toward you to use this feature. When
this is done the following will occur:
DRL can make it easier for others to
see the front of your vehicle during
the day. Fully functional DRL are
required on all vehicles first sold in
Canada.
The 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 vehicle is not parked.
The taillamps, instrument panel
lights, and other lamps will not be on.
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The DRL turn off when the headlamps
are turned to O or the ignition is off.
For vehicles sold in Canada, this
control only works when the vehicle is
parked.
Automatic Headlamp
System
When the exterior lamp control is set
to AUTO and it is dark enough
outside, the headlamps come on
automatically.
Do not cover the sensor, otherwise the
headlamps will come on when they
are not needed.
The system may also turn on the
headlamps when driving through a
parking garage or tunnel.
If the vehicle is started in a dark
garage, the automatic headlamp
system comes on immediately. If it is
light outside when the vehicle leaves
the garage, there is a slight delay
before the automatic headlamp
system turns off the headlamps.
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 0 158.
When it is bright enough outside, the
headlamps will turn off.
If equipped, the light sensor is on top
of the instrument panel or on the
windshield near the rearview mirror.
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).
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)
On vehicles with the AFL system, the
headlamps pivot horizontally to
provide greater road illumination
while turning. To enable AFL, set the
exterior lamp control on the turn
signal lever to the AUTO position.
Moving the control out of the AUTO
position will deactivate the system.
AFL will operate when the vehicle
speed is greater than 3 km/h (2 mph).
AFL will not operate when the
transmission is in R (Reverse). AFL is
not immediately operable after
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starting the vehicle; driving a short
distance is required to calibrate the
AFL. See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 153.
Hazard Warning Flashers
The hazard warning flashers turn on
automatically if the airbags deploy.
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
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Raise or lower the lever until the
arrow starts to flash to signal a lane
change. Hold it there until the lane
change is completed. If the lever is
briefly pressed and released, the 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.
If after signaling a turn or lane
change, the arrow flashes rapidly or
does not come on, a signal bulb might
be burned out.
Move the lever all the way up or down
to signal a turn.
| : Press and hold this button for
one second to make the front and rear
turn signal lamps flash on and off.
Release the button for at least
one second and press again to turn
the flashers off.
An arrow on the instrument cluster
flashes in the direction of the turn or
lane change.
Replace any burned out bulbs. If a
bulb is not burned out, check the fuse.
See Fuses and Circuit Breakers 0 285.
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Interior Lighting
Courtesy Lamps
Reading Lamps
Instrument Panel
Illumination Control
The courtesy lamps come on when
any door is opened and the dome
lamp is in the DOOR position.
There are front and rear reading
lamps on the overhead console and
over the rear passenger doors. These
lamps come on when any door is
opened.
Dome Lamps
To manually turn the reading lamps
on or off:
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 the following:
OFF : Turns the lamp off, even when a
door is open.
DOOR : The lamp comes on when a
door is opened.
ON : Turns the lamp on.
Press m or n next to each overhead
console reading lamp.
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Lighting Features
Entry Lighting
Press the lamp lenses over the rear
passenger doors.
Some exterior lamps and most of the
interior lights turn on briefly at night
when K is pressed on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 30. After about 30 seconds
the exterior lamps turn off, then the
remaining interior lights dim to off.
Entry lighting can be disabled
manually by turning the ignition on or
to ACC/ACCESSORY, or by pressing Q
on the RKE transmitter.
This feature can be turned on or off.
See “Vehicle Locator Lights” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
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Exit Lighting
Some exterior lamps and interior
lights come on at night, or in areas
with limited lighting, when the driver
door is opened after the ignition is
turned off. The dome lamp comes on
after the ignition is turned off. 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 0 144.
Battery Load Management
The vehicle has Electric Power
Management (EPM), which estimates
the battery's temperature and state of
charge. It then adjusts the voltage for
best performance and extended life of
the battery.
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When the battery's state of charge is
low, the voltage is raised slightly to
quickly bring the charge back up.
When the state of charge is high, the
voltage is lowered slightly to prevent
overcharging. If the vehicle has a
voltmeter gauge or a voltage display
on the Driver Information Center
(DIC), you may see the voltage move
up or down. This is normal. If there is
a problem, an alert will be displayed.
The battery can be discharged at idle
if the electrical loads are very high.
This is true for all vehicles. This is
because the generator (alternator)
may not be spinning fast enough at
idle to produce all the power that is
needed for very high electrical loads.
A high electrical load occurs when
several of the following are on, such
as: headlamps, high beams, fog lamps,
rear window defogger, climate control
fan at high speed, heated seats, engine
cooling fans, and loads plugged into
accessory power outlets.
EPM works to prevent excessive
discharge of the battery. It does this
by balancing the generator's output
and the vehicle's electrical needs.
It can increase engine idle speed to
generate more power, whenever
needed. It can temporarily reduce the
power demands of some accessories.
Normally, these actions occur in steps
or levels, without being noticeable. In
rare cases at the highest levels of
corrective action, this action may be
noticeable to the driver. If so, a DIC
message might be displayed. If a
battery message is displayed, it is
recommended that the driver reduce
the electrical loads as much as
possible. See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 137.
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 O
position and then back to the ;
or 2 position.
To keep the lamps on for more than
10 minutes, the ignition must be on or
in ACC/ACCESSORY.
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Infotainment System
Introduction
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR)
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
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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Performance Data
Recorder (PDR)
If equipped, the PDR icon displays on
the Home Page.
Important Information
Use of the PDR may be prohibited or
legally restricted in certain countries
and situations. Ensure compliance
with applicable laws and regulations,
including, but not limited to: privacy
laws, laws related to camera
surveillance and recordings, road
traffic and security laws, and laws on
the protection of publicity and
personality rights.
. Do not use the PDR if it causes
distraction.
. Do not rely on camera footage to
steer the vehicle.
. Comply with any notice and
consent requirements before
capturing and/or recording the
voices or images of other persons
or before collecting other
personal data.
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Notify other drivers of your
vehicle of the above rules and
require them to comply.
.
General Motors does not accept
any responsibility or liability in
connection with use that is not
permitted.
.
Law enforcement authorities may
have the right to seize video
recordings and use them as
evidence of criminal/driving
offenses against you or third
parties.
The PDR records video, audio, and
vehicle data. This data is stored on a
removable SD card in the glove box.
The recorded data is not stored
anywhere else and is only accessible
from the SD card.
To begin, insert a FAT32 formatted SD
card, Class 10 required, 8, 16, or 32 GB
recommended, into the glove box SD
card reader.
Touch the PDR icon to access the PDR
menu. The options displayed are:
Start Recording
If the system is unable to begin
recording, the Start Recording button
is grayed out.
The elapsed time will show when
recording. To define a finish line, see
“Define Finish Line” later in this
section.
Touch Start Recording to begin
recording. After recording begins, this
button changes to Stop Recording.
Touch to stop the recording session.
The recording must be stopped and
the file closed before removing the SD
card, or the recording cannot be
reviewed.
If there is no available space on the
SD card, a message displays. Delete or
transfer recordings on the SD card or
use another SD card with free space.
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To delete a recording, go to the
Recorded Sessions menu and touch
next to the item. See “Recorded
Sessions” later in this section.
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Select the recording to start playback.
z
Touch z next to an item to delete
that recording. Touch Yes to delete or
No to cancel on the confirmation
screen. Touch Dismiss to exit.
Video playback is not allowed while
the vehicle is in motion.
If no SD card is inserted, a message
displays.
Define Finish Line
To track and record the vehicle’s lap
times, the starting point of a lap must
be set. Crossing this point activates
the lap timer when recording.
To set the finish line, position the
vehicle with the front bumper at the
start/finish point. From the PDR
menu, touch Define Finish Line and
then touch Mark Finish Line. This can
be done with the vehicle moving.
Recorded Sessions
To view recorded videos, touch
Recorded Sessions.
A list of recordings displays.
Tap on the screen while the video is
playing to display the video controls:
Video Scrubber : Changes the
position and playback. The length of
the bar corresponds to the time of the
video. Advance or rewind the video by
dragging along the bar.
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Delete Recording : Touch to delete
the video. A confirmation screen
displays. Touch Yes to delete or No to
cancel.
.
Sport
.
Track
.
Performance Timing
Pause/Play : Touch to play or pause
the video. The button will change
when pressed.
No Overlay:
/ : Touch to display the previous
screen.
Exit : Touch to exit the current
display.
.
Transmission State (Current Gear):
Automatic transmissions display 1,
2, etc.
.
Lateral G-Force Graphic: Left and
Right G-Forces are displayed. The
graphic fills to the left or the right
depending on the measure value.
The measured G-Force displays as
a number at the top of the
graphic.
.
Event Odometer: This displays the
mileage driven since the recording
began.
No vehicle data displays on top of the
recorded video. Vehicle data is still
available with the video when
accessed in the toolbox software.
Sport:
Choose Video Overlay
Track:
Touch the Choose Video Overlay
screen button to display the menu
screen.
Select one:
. No Overlay
Displays these vehicle metrics:
. Vehicle Speed: Up to three digits
are displayed in km/h or MPH
depending on vehicle settings.
. Engine Rotations Per Minute
(RPMs): The curved line shows
current RPMs. As the RPMs
increase, the backfill follows.
Displays these vehicle metrics:
. Vehicle Speed: Same as Sport.
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GPS Tracking Map: Shows the
vehicle’s current position relative
to a known route.
.
Engine Rotations Per Minute
(RPMs): Same as Sport.
.
Transmission State (Current Gear):
Same as Sport.
.
Friction Bubble Graphic: Lateral
and longitudinal G-Forces are
displayed as a dot within a bubble.
A red dot displays when the
vehicle starts braking and turns
green when the vehicle
accelerates. The dot is white when
the vehicle is not moving. A white
dot is the default.
.
Brake and Throttle Graphic:
Displays the percentage value of
brake and throttle pedal position
from 0–100%.
.
Steering Angle: The graphic fills
from the center to the left or right
depending on the direction of
steering. The numerical steering
angle displays below the graphic.
.
StabiliTrak Active Indicator: The
graphic only displays if the active
handling systems are activated.
.
Performance Traction
Management (PTM) Mode:
Displays the current PTM mode.
The options are Wet, Dry, Sport 1,
Sport 2, or Race.
.
Current Lap Time: Displays the
elapsed lap time if the finish line
is defined and the vehicle has
crossed the defined finish line at
least once.
.
Event Odometer: Displays the
mileage driven since the recording
began.
.
Drive Mode: Displays the vehicle’s
current drive mode.
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Performance Timing:
Displays these vehicle metrics:
. Vehicle Speed: Same as Sport.
.
Engine Rotations Per Minute
(RPMs): Same as Sport.
.
Transmission State (Current Gear):
Same as Sport.
.
0–100 km/h (0–60 mph),
0–200 km/h (0–100 mph), 400 m
(1/4 mi), and 0–200–0 km/h
(0–100–0 mph): The timer starts
recording as soon as the vehicle
accelerates. As the vehicle passes
each speed and distance
milestone, it is displayed on the
overlay.
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Throttle Position: Displays
the percentage of throttle applied
from 0–100%.
.
StabiliTrak Active Indicator: The
graphic only displays if the active
handling systems are activated.
Audio will not record during
Valet Mode.
Record Audio : Allows audio to be
recorded along with video.
Audio will not record during
Valet Mode.
Naming Convention
The recorded video file name is stored
as the recorded date and the length of
the recording.
If the recorded session was recorded
while the system was in Valet Mode,
the file name will display the mode,
date, and length of time.
Settings
Touch the Settings button from the
PDR menu to display settings.
Valet Mode Recording : Allows
recording preferences to be selected.
It is recommended that a blank SD
card be used. Available choices are:
. Automatically record when in
Valet Mode: Enables the PDR to
begin recording as soon as the
vehicle is in Valet Mode.
. Overwrite existing data when
memory full: Allows manual
overwriting of previous recordings,
one at a time starting with the
oldest, when the current recording
requires additional storage to
continue.
Software Information : Displays PDR
software information and version
numbers.
Toolbox Software : Allows for the
evaluation of the driver and the
vehicle performance on a personal
computer after a recorded event. See
www.cadillac.com to download the
software.
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Climate Controls
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Rear Climate Control System . . . . 172
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
The climate control buttons on the center stack and on the climate control
display are used to adjust the heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Air Vents
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Center Stack Climate Controls
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
6. Rear Window Defogger
2. Fan Control
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
3. OFF (Fan)
4. Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
5. Recirculation
7. Defrost
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Climate Control Display
The fan, air delivery mode, air
conditioning, recirculation, driver and
passenger temperatures, Auto, and
Sync settings can be controlled by
touching CLIMATE on the
infotainment Home Page or the
climate control status display.
A selection can then be made on the
front climate control page displayed.
See the infotainment manual.
Climate Control Display
Climate Control Status Display
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
3. Rear (Rear Climate Control
Display, If Equipped)
4. Sync (Synchronized Driver and
Passenger Temperature)
The climate control system depends
on other vehicle systems for heat and
power input. The climate control
system will balance stop/start
efficiency with air conditioning
comfort and defog operation. Certain
climate control settings can result in
fewer Auto Stops.
.
High fan speed settings
.
Extreme temperature settings
For maximum air conditioning
comfort, use the stop/start disable
switch. See “Auto Stop/Start” under
Starting the Engine 0 194.
5. Recirculation
6. Air Delivery Mode Control
7. Auto (Automatic Operation)
9. On/Off
Climate Control Function with Stop/
Start (If Equipped)
The following climate control settings
result in fewer Auto Stops:
. Defrost mode
2. Fan Controls
8. A/C (Air Conditioning)
are adjusted. Touching the quick
status pane opens the climate
application.
The climate control status display
appears briefly when the climate
control buttons on the center stack
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Automatic Operation
The system automatically controls the
fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to the
desired temperature.
When AUTO is lit, all four functions
operate automatically. Each function
can also be manually set and the
selected setting is displayed.
Functions not manually set will
continue to be automatically
controlled, even if the AUTO indicator
is not lit.
For automatic operation:
1. Touch or press AUTO on the
display or the center stack.
2. Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as needed
for best comfort.
To improve fuel efficiency and to cool
the vehicle faster, recirculation may be
automatically selected in warm
weather. The recirculation light will
not come on. Press @ to select
recirculation; press it again to select
outside air.
English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Cluster Options Menu”
under Instrument Cluster 0 118.
On/Off : Touch On/Off on the display
or press OFF on the center stack to
turn the fan on or off. When OFF is
selected, the system will prevent
outside air from entering the vehicle.
If on is selected, or any other button
is pressed, the climate control system
will turn on and return to delivering
airflow as set. 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 or touch w or x
on the center stack or display to
increase or decrease the temperature.
Press and hold to rapidly increase or
decrease the temperature.
Sync : Touch Sync on the display to
link all climate zone settings to the
driver settings. Adjust the driver side
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temperature control to change the
linked temperature. When the
passenger settings are adjusted, Sync
is no longer active and the
temperatures are unlinked.
Rear : If equipped, touch Rear on the
front climate control display to open
the rear climate control display. The
rear climate control settings can now
be adjusted from the front
passenger area.
Manual Operation
9 y/z 9 : Press 9 y or z 9
on the center stack or touch the
display, to increase or decrease the fan
speed. Press and hold the buttons or
the display control to adjust speed
more quickly. Pressing either button
cancels automatic fan control and the
fan can be controlled manually. Press
or touch AUTO on the center stack or
the display to return to automatic
operation.
Air Delivery Mode Control : When
the climate information is displayed,
touch the desired air delivery mode on
the display to change the direction of
the airflow. The selected air delivery
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mode is lit. Touching any of the air
delivery modes cancels automatic air
delivery control and the direction of
the airflow can be controlled
manually.
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets, with some air to the
windshield and side windows.
\ : Air is divided between the
instrument panel outlets and the floor
outlets.
- : Clears the windows of fog or
moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield and floor outlets.
0 : Clears the windshield of fog or
frost more quickly. Air is directed to
the windshield. Press 0 on the
center stack to turn on or off.
Changing the air delivery mode also
turns off the defrost mode.
A/C : Touch A/C on the display to
turn the automatic air conditioning on
or off. If the fan is turned off, the air
conditioner will not run. Outside
temperatures below freezing may also
prevent the air conditioner from
running.
Touch or press AUTO on the display
or center stack to return to automatic
operation, the air conditioner runs as
needed.
Automatic Air Recirculation : When
the AUTO indicator light is on, the air
is automatically recirculated as
needed to help quickly cool the inside
of the vehicle.
The climate control system may have
a sensor to detect air pollution. When
using automatic air recirculation, the
air quality control system may
operate. To adjust the sensitivity of
the air quality sensor, see “Climate
and Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
@ : Touch or press @ on the
display or center stack to alternate
between recirculating air inside the
vehicle or pulling in outside air. The
indicator light is lit when recirculation
mode is active. This helps to quickly
cool the air inside the vehicle or
reduce outside air and odors that
might enter.
Touching or pressing @ cancels
automatic recirculation. Touch or
press AUTO on the display or center
stack to return to automatic
operation; recirculation runs
automatically as needed.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
Auto Defog : The climate control
system may have a sensor to
automatically detect high humidity
inside the vehicle. When high
humidity is detected, the climate
control system may adjust to outside
air supply and turn on the air
conditioner. If the climate control
system does not detect possible
window fogging, it returns to normal
operation. To turn Auto Defog off or
on, see “Climate and Air Quality”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
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Rear Window Defogger
K : Press to turn the rear window
defogger on or off. An indicator light
on the button comes on to show that
the rear window defogger is on. The
rear window defogger only works
when the engine is running.
The rear window defogger turns off
automatically after about 15 minutes.
At higher vehicle speeds, the rear
window defogger may stay on
continuously.
The rear window defogger can be set
to automatic operation. See “Climate
and Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 144. When Auto Rear
Defog is selected, the rear window
defogger turns on automatically when
the interior temperature is about 4 °C
(40 °F) and below.
The upper gridlines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are not
intended to heat when the defogger is
activated.
The heated outside mirrors turn on
when the rear window defogger
button is on 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.
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.
The vehicle also has auto heated and
ventilated seats that turn on when the
vehicle is on. The seats will activate at
the level required by the vehicle’s
interior temperature. Use the manual
heated or ventilated seat buttons on
the center stack to turn auto heated
or ventilated seats off. The auto
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heated and ventilated seat feature
can be turned on or off.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 144 and
Heated and Ventilated Seats 0 14.
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 window defogger may come
on during remote start based on cold
ambient conditions. The rear window
defogger indicator light does not come
on during a remote start.
If equipped, the heated seats will turn
on if it is cold outside or the
ventilated seats will turn on if it is hot
outside. The heated and ventilated
seat indicator lights may not come on
during a remote start. If equipped, the
heated steering wheel will come on in
a remote start if it is cold outside. The
heated steering wheel indicator light
may not come on. See Remote Vehicle
Start 0 37 and Heated and Ventilated
Seats 0 14.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
Sensor
Air Quality Sensor
If equipped with an air quality sensor,
the climate control system adjusts to
limit some exhaust fumes from being
pulled inside the vehicle.
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.
If the sensor is covered, the automatic
climate control system may not work
properly.
Touch or press AUTO on the display
or center stack to activate the air
quality sensor. Recirculation is
automatically selected when poor
quality air is detected. The air quality
sensor will not maintain recirculation
for an extended period to prevent the
air inside the vehicle from becoming
too dry or stuffy.
Rear Climate Control
System
If equipped, the rear climate control
system is on the rear of the center
console. The settings can be adjusted
with the rear climate controls and the
rear climate display.
Under certain conditions, the air
quality sensor will not activate, such
as during cold weather or with
extreme odors. Touch or press @ to
activate recirculation.
The air quality sensor system does not
protect against carbon monoxide (CO),
which you cannot see or smell. See
Engine Exhaust 0 199. The air quality
sensor operation can be adjusted. See
“Climate and Air Quality” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
Rear Climate Controls
1. Heated Rear Seats (If Equipped)
2. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
3. Temperature Control
4. Fan Controls
5.
O (On/Off)
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6. MODE (Air Delivery Mode
Control)
Rear : Touch Rear on the front
climate control display to open the
rear climate control display. The rear
climate control settings can now be
adjusted from the front
passenger area.
Front : Touch Front on the rear
climate control display to open the
front climate control display.
O : Press O on the rear climate
Rear Climate Display
1. Temperature Controls
2. Front (Front Climate Control
Display)
3. Air Delivery Mode Controls
4. Sync (Synchronized
Temperatures)
5. Rear Control Lockout
6. Auto (Automatic Operation)
7. On/Off
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control temperature setting is
adjusted this unlinks the driver and
rear temperatures. The Sync indicator
turns off.
Q : Touch Q to lock or unlock the
rear climate controls on the rear of
the center console. When locked, the
rear climate control system can only
be adjusted from the rear climate
display.
controls to turn the system on or off.
Automatic Operation
On/Off : Touch On/Off on the rear
climate display to turn the rear
climate control on or off. To turn the
system back on, press O on the rear
climate controls and within
five seconds press the MODE or
temperature buttons on the rear
climate controls.
AUTO : Press to turn on or off. AUTO
will be lit on the rear climate display
and will appear on the rear climate
controls. The air delivery and fan
speed is controlled automatically.
If the air delivery mode or fan speed
setting is manually adjusted, this
cancels full automatic operation. The
AUTO indicator will not be lit.
Sync : Touch Sync on the display to
link the rear climate control
temperature to the front climate
control driver temperature. The Sync
indicator will be lit. If the rear climate
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Manual Operation
Air Vents
Fan Controls : Press or press and
hold A y or z A on the rear
climate controls to increase or
decrease the rear climate airflow.
Adjustable air vents are in the center
and on the side of the instrument
panel.
M/N : Touch or press M or N
on the rear climate display or the rear
climate controls to increase or
decrease the rear passenger
temperature.
Y/ [/\ : Touch Y, [, \ on
the rear climate display or press
MODE on the rear climate controls to
change the direction of the airflow in
the rear seating area.
Move the slider knobs (2) to change
the direction of the airflow.
M or L : If equipped, press M or L
to heat the left or right outboard seat
cushion. See Heated Rear Seats 0 68.
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.
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Operation Tips
. Clear away any ice, snow, or leaves
from air inlets at the base of the
windshield that could block the
flow of air into the vehicle.
. Clear snow off the hood to
improve visibility and help
decrease moisture drawn into the
vehicle.
. Keep the path under the front
seats clear of objects to help
circulate the air inside of the
vehicle more effectively.
. Use of non-GM approved hood
deflectors can adversely affect the
performance of the system. Check
with your dealer before adding
equipment to the outside of the
vehicle.
. Do not attach any devices to the
air vent slats. This restricts airflow
and may cause damage to the air
vents.
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 0 339.
See your dealer regarding replacement
of the filter.
Service
All vehicles have a label underhood
that identifies the refrigerant used in
the vehicle. The refrigerant system
should only be serviced by trained and
certified technicians. The air
conditioning evaporator should never
be repaired or replaced by one from a
salvage vehicle. It should only be
replaced by a new evaporator to
ensure proper and safe operation.
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During service, all refrigerants should
be reclaimed with proper equipment.
Venting refrigerants directly to the
atmosphere is harmful to the
environment and may also create
unsafe conditions based on inhalation,
combustion, frostbite, or other
health-based concerns.
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Driving and
Operating
Shifting Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking over Things
That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extended Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving Information
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Track Events and Competitive
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . .
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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178
178
178
179
179
180
180
185
185
186
187
188
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . .
Composite Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
191
192
192
194
196
197
197
198
Cruise Control
199
199
Driver Assistance Systems
Engine Exhaust
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . 200
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Brakes
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . .
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . .
204
204
206
206
Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Competitive Driving Mode
(V-Sport Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited-Slip Differential . . . . . . . . .
206
208
211
214
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . 217
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . . .
Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . .
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . .
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle-to-Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
225
226
232
232
235
236
236
238
239
240
Fuel
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Fuel Requirements . . . .
Fuels in Foreign Countries . . . . . . .
Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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244
244
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Trailer Towing
General Towing Information . . . .
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing (V6 Engine, Non
Twin Turbo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing (V6 Twin
Turbo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Equipment (V6 Engine,
Non Twin Turbo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Equipment (V6 Twin
Turbo) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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249
250
250
251
Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . 251
Driving Information
.
Become familiar with vehicle
features before driving, such as
programming favorite radio
stations and adjusting climate
control and seat settings. Program
all trip information into any
navigation device prior to driving.
.
Wait until the vehicle is parked to
retrieve items that have fallen to
the floor.
.
Stop or park the vehicle to tend to
children.
.
Keep pets in an appropriate carrier
or restraint.
.
Avoid stressful conversations
while driving, whether with a
passenger or on a cell phone.
Distracted Driving
Distraction comes in many forms and
can take your focus from the task of
driving. Exercise good judgment and
do not let other activities divert your
attention away from the road. Many
local governments have enacted laws
regarding driver distraction. Become
familiar with the local laws in
your area.
To avoid distracted driving, keep your
eyes on the road, keep your hands on
the steering wheel, and focus your
attention on driving.
. Do not use a phone in demanding
driving situations. Use a
hands-free method to place or
receive necessary phone calls.
. Watch the road. Do not read, take
notes, or look up information on
phones or other electronic devices.
. Designate a front seat passenger
to handle potential distractions.
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{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road too
long or too often could cause a
crash resulting in injury or death.
Focus your attention on driving.
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Refer to the infotainment section for
more information on using that
system and the navigation system,
if equipped, including pairing and
using a cell phone.
Defensive Driving
Defensive driving means “always
expect the unexpected.” The first step
in driving defensively is to wear the
seat belt. See Seat Belts 0 69.
. Assume that other road users
(pedestrians, bicyclists, and other
drivers) are going to be careless
and make mistakes. Anticipate
what they might do and be ready.
. Allow enough following distance
between you and the driver in
front of you.
. Focus on the task of driving.
{ Warning
Drinking and then driving is very
dangerous. Your reflexes,
perceptions, attentiveness, and
judgment can be affected by even a
small amount of alcohol. You can
have a serious — or even fatal —
collision if you drive after drinking.
Do not drink and drive or ride with
a driver who has been drinking.
Ride home in a cab; or if you are
with a group, designate a driver
who will not drink.
Control of a Vehicle
Braking, steering, and accelerating are
important factors in helping to control
a vehicle while driving.
Drunk Driving
Braking
Death and injury associated with
drinking and driving is a global
tragedy.
Braking action involves perception
time and reaction time. Deciding to
push the brake pedal is perception
time. Actually doing it is
reaction time.
Average driver reaction time is about
three-quarters of a second. In that
time, a vehicle moving at 100 km/h
(60 mph) travels 20 m (66 ft), which
could be a lot of distance in an
emergency.
Helpful braking tips to keep in mind
include:
. Keep enough distance between
you and the vehicle in front
of you.
. Avoid needless heavy braking.
.
Keep pace with traffic.
If the engine ever stops while the
vehicle is being driven, brake normally
but do not pump the brakes. Doing so
could make the pedal harder to push
down. If the engine stops, there will
be some power brake assist but it will
be used when the brake is applied.
Once the power assist is used up, it
can take longer to stop and the brake
pedal will be harder to push.
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Steering
Variable Effort Steering
The vehicle has a steering system that
varies the amount of effort required to
steer the vehicle in relation to the
speed of the vehicle.
The amount of steering effort required
is less at slower speeds to make the
vehicle more maneuverable and easier
to park. At faster speeds, the steering
effort increases to provide a sport-like
feel to the steering. This provides
maximum control and stability.
Electric Power Steering
The vehicle has electric power
steering. It does not have power
steering fluid. Regular maintenance is
not required.
If power steering assist is lost due to a
system malfunction, the vehicle can
be steered, but may require increased
effort. See your dealer if there is a
problem.
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 while the
vehicle is not moving, power assist
may be reduced.
Normal use of the power steering
assist should return when the system
cools down.
See your dealer if there is a problem.
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Steering in Emergencies
.
There are some situations when
steering around a problem may be
more effective than braking.
.
Holding both sides of the steering
wheel allows you to turn
180 degrees without removing
a hand.
.
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
allows steering while braking.
Off-Road Recovery
Curve Tips
.
Take curves at a reasonable speed.
.
Reduce speed before entering a
curve.
.
Maintain a reasonable steady
speed through the curve.
.
Wait until the vehicle is out of the
curve before accelerating gently
into the straightaway.
The vehicle's right wheels can drop off
the edge of a road onto the shoulder
while driving. Follow these tips:
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1. Ease off the accelerator and then,
if there is nothing in the way,
steer the vehicle so that it
straddles the edge of the
pavement.
Defensive drivers avoid most skids by
taking reasonable care suited to
existing conditions, and by not
overdriving those conditions. But
skids are always possible.
2. Turn the steering wheel about
one-eighth of a turn, until the
right front tire contacts the
pavement edge.
If the vehicle starts to slide, follow
these suggestions:
. Ease your foot off the accelerator
pedal and steer the way you want
the vehicle to go. The vehicle may
straighten out. Be ready for a
second skid if it occurs.
. Slow down and adjust your driving
according to weather conditions.
Stopping distance can be longer
and vehicle control can be affected
when traction is reduced by water,
snow, ice, gravel, or other material
on the road. Learn to recognize
warning clues — such as enough
water, ice, or packed snow on
the road to make a mirrored
surface — and slow down when
you have any doubt.
. Try to avoid sudden steering,
acceleration, or braking, including
reducing vehicle speed by shifting
3. Turn the steering wheel to go
straight down the roadway.
Loss of Control
Skidding
There are three types of skids that
correspond to the vehicle's three
control systems:
. Braking Skid — wheels are not
rolling.
. Steering or Cornering Skid — too
much speed or steering in a curve
causes tires to slip and lose
cornering force.
. Acceleration Skid — too much
throttle causes the driving wheels
to spin.
to a lower gear. Any sudden
changes could cause the tires to
slide.
Remember: Antilock brakes help avoid
only the braking skid.
Track Events and
Competitive Driving
{ Danger
High-performance features are
intended for use only on closed
tracks by experienced and qualified
drivers and should not be used on
public roads. High-speed driving,
aggressive cornering, hard braking,
and other high-performance driving
can be dangerous. Improper driver
inputs for the conditions may result
in loss of control of the vehicle,
which could injure or kill you or
others. Always drive safely.
Track events and competitive driving
may affect the vehicle warranty. See
the warranty manual before using the
vehicle for competitive driving.
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Caution
Caution
If the vehicle is used for track
events and competitive driving, the
engine may use more oil than it
would with normal use. Low oil
levels can damage the engine.
Check the oil level often and
maintain the proper level. See
Engine Oil 0 263.
During a first time track or racing
event, high axle temperatures can
occur. Damage could be caused to
the axle and would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Do not
drive as long or as fast the first
time the vehicle is driven on the
track or raced.
Axle Fluid
Engine Oil
Axles must have 805 km (500 mi)
before being used in track driving.
2.0L (LTG) Engine
The front, if equipped with AWD, and
rear axle fluid temperatures may be
higher than when driving in severe
conditions. Drain and refill with new
fluid after the first racing or
competitive driving event, and then
after every 24 hours of racing or
competitive driving. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 348.
This is not available with a track
package option and is not
recommended for track use.
3.6L Non-Turbo (LGX) Engine
. With Oil Cooler: Confirm the oil
level is at the upper mark that
shows the proper operating range
on the engine oil dipstick.
. Without Oil Cooler: Do not use for
track events and competitive
driving.
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3.6L Twin Turbo (LF3) Engine
This requires premium fuel, and
comes standard with a 7 qt sump,
integrated oil cooler, and other
powertrain and powertrain cooling
components in preparation for
track use.
6.2L Supercharged (LT4) Engine
Change the engine oil to 0W-40 or
5W-40 that meets the dexos2 ™
specification. If this oil is not
available, the following oils can be
used as an alternative: Valvoline®
SYNPOWER MST 5W-40, Mobil® 1
ESP Formula M 5W-40. See Capacities
and Specifications 0 353.
This requires premium fuel, and
comes standard with a 10 qt sump,
air/oil separator, integrated oil cooler,
and other powertrain and powertrain
cooling components in preparation for
track use.
Check the oil level often during track
events and competitive driving and
keep the oil level at or near the
upper mark.
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Automatic Transmission Fluid
Have the transmission fluid set to the
track specific oil level prior to track
usage. Transmission fluid should be
changed after every 15 hours of track
usage. Any transmission level set or
change should be performed at your
dealer.
Brake Fluid
For track events and competitive
driving, it is recommended that the
brake fluid be replaced with a high
performance brake fluid that has a dry
boiling point greater than 279 °C
(534 °F). After conversion to the high
performance brake fluid, follow the
brake fluid service recommendations
outlined by the fluid manufacturer. Do
not use silicone or DOT-5 brake fluids.
Caution
Removing the splash shield can
degrade wet braking performance,
as well as introduce brake pedal
pulsation, due to brake disc
(Continued)
Caution (Continued)
Caution
exposure to road debris. Only
remove the front brake disc splash
shield and front tire deflector when
driving in track events.
These procedures are specific to the
V-Sport and V-Series brake package.
This procedure should not be run
on other models as damage may
result.
Brake cooling can be improved if the
front brake disc splash shield and
front tire deflector are removed.
Removing the shield will require that
the suspension bushings visible to the
brake disc be protected with insulated
thermal wrapping.
Brake Burnishing
To prepare the V-Sport and V-Series
brake systems for track events and
racing, complete the appropriate high
performance brake burnishing
procedure described below.
V-Sport and V-Series Brake
Burnishing
New brake pads must be burnished
before racing or other competitive
driving.
Caution
The new vehicle break-in period
should be completed before
performing the brake burnishing
procedure or damage may occur to
the powertrain/engine. See New
Vehicle Break-In 0 191.
When performed as instructed, this
procedure will not damage the brakes.
During the burnishing procedure, the
brake pads will smoke and produce an
odor. The braking force and pedal
travel may increase. After the
procedure is complete, the brake pads
may appear white at the rotor contact.
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Run this procedure in a safe manner
and in compliance with all local and
state ordinances/laws regarding motor
vehicle operation. Run this procedure
only on dry pavement.
Racing/Track Brake Burnishing
Procedure
Caution
Brake pedal fade will occur during
this track burnish procedure and
can cause brake pedal travel and
force to increase. This could extend
stopping distance until the brakes
are fully burnished.
1. Apply the brakes 25 times
starting at 100 km/h (60 mph) to
50 km/h (30 mph) while
decelerating at 0.4 g. This is a
medium brake application. Drive
for at least 1 km (0.6 mi) between
applying the brakes. This first
step may be skipped if there are
more than 320 km (200 mi) on
the brake pads.
2. Repeatedly apply the brakes from
100 km/h (60 mph) to 25 km/h
(15 mph) while decelerating at
0.8 g. This is a hard brake
application, without activating
the Antilock Brake System (ABS).
Drive for at least 1 km (0.6 mi)
between stops. Repeat until the
brake pedal travel starts to
increase. Depending on
conditions, this should take no
longer than 25 brake
applications.
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Wheel Alignment (V-Series Only)
Wheel alignment suggested specs for
track use:
. Front: -2.0 deg camber, 0.2 deg
total toe
. Rear: -1.7 deg camber, 0.2 deg
total toe
V-Series Vehicles Equipped with
the Original Equipment Tires
3. Cool down: Drive at 100 km/h
(60 mph) for approximately
15 km (10 mi) without using the
brakes.
Follow the requirements and
recommendations for tire inflation
pressures while driving on various
types of tracks/courses. This helps to
achieve a well-balanced vehicle and
enhance tire traction performance.
4. Apply the brakes 25 times from
100 km/h (60 mph) to 50 km/h
(30 mph) while decelerating at
0.4 g. This is a medium brake
application. Drive for at least
1 km (0.6 mi) between
applications.
Use good judgment to determine the
appropriate tire inflation pressure and
speeds for the track/course
configuration and environmental
conditions. Contact the tire
manufacturer if further assistance is
needed.
Brake Cooling
On V-Series, remove front tire
deflectors if equipped, before track
driving for optimized brake cooling.
To maximize tire life, drive 805 km
(500 mi) prior to race track driving or
complete the minimum track running
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that will increase the tire pressures by
35 kPa (5 psi). After this, immediately
let the tires cool to cold pressures.
Tire Inflation Pressure
Guidelines
Tire inflation pressures affect vehicle
handling and tire life, and should be
adjusted for various types of tracks/
courses.
Inspect the tires prior to every track/
course session. Track/course driving
will reduce the tire tread life.
Driving and Operating
{ Warning
Operating the vehicle at high speeds
can be dangerous. Improper tire
inflation pressure can put
additional strain on the tires and
can cause a sudden failure. Make
sure the tires are in excellent
condition, and use the correct cold
tire inflation pressure for the
vehicle load and track/course.
{ Warning
Inflate tires to a minimum of 300 kPa
(44 psi) when cold.
Tracks/courses put high loads on
tires operating at high speed, which
can lead to tire failure if not
inflated properly. Always limit
vehicle cargo to the driver plus one
passenger with no additional cargo.
Do not reduce tire inflation pressure
when hot.
{ Warning
Inflate tires to a minimum of 260 kPa
(38 psi) when cold.
Track/course loads wear tires both
on the tread and internal to the
tire. When driven in track/course
conditions, even if tread is not worn
down to the treadwear indicator,
tires must be replaced after the
equivalent of two tanks of fuel or
approximately 160 km (100 mi).
Limit vehicle speed to below 230 km/h
(143 mph) until 290 kPa (42 psi) is
reached.
Tire Inflation Pressure for Tracks
with Sustained High-Speed
Operation on Banked Turns
(e.g., Daytona International Speedway,
Indianapolis Motor Speedway,
or similar)
Tire Inflation Pressure for Tracks
with Combined High-Speed and
High-Load Corners
(e.g., Nurburgring Nordschliefe, Spa
Francorchamps, or similar)
For continuous track use, hot tire
inflation pressure may be adjusted to
a minimum of 290 kPa (42 psi).
Tire Inflation Pressure for Road/
Street Courses
(e.g., Virginia International Raceway,
Road Atlanta, or similar)
Inflate tires to a minimum of 240 kPa
(35 psi) cold.
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For continuous road/street course use,
hot tire inflation pressure may be
adjusted to a minimum of 270 kPa
(39 psi).
Return the tires to the recommended
cold tire inflation pressure when
high-speed driving has ended.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 188 and Tire
Pressure 0 301.
Driving on Wet Roads
Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle
traction and affect your ability to stop
and accelerate. Always drive slower in
these types of driving conditions and
avoid driving through large puddles
and deep-standing or flowing water.
{ Warning
Wet brakes can cause crashes. They
might not work as well in a quick
stop and could cause pulling to one
side. You could lose control of the
vehicle.
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Warning (Continued)
After driving through a large puddle
of water or a car/vehicle wash,
lightly apply the brake pedal until
the brakes work normally.
Flowing or rushing water creates
strong forces. Driving through
flowing water could cause the
vehicle to be carried away. If this
happens, you and other vehicle
occupants could drown. Do not
ignore police warnings and be very
cautious about trying to drive
through flowing water.
Hydroplaning
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.
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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 0 294.
.
Turn off cruise control.
Hill and Mountain Roads
Driving on steep hills or through
mountains is different than driving on
flat or rolling terrain. Tips include:
. Keep the vehicle serviced and in
good shape.
. Check all fluid levels and brakes,
tires, cooling system, and
transmission.
. Shift to a lower gear when going
down steep or long hills.
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{ 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.
.
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.
.
See Driver Mode Control 0 208.
.
Allow greater following distance
and watch for slippery spots. Icy
patches can occur on otherwise
clear roads in shaded areas. The
surface of a curve or an overpass
can remain icy when the
surrounding roads are clear. Avoid
sudden steering maneuvers and
braking while on ice.
.
Turn off cruise control.
Winter Driving
Driving on Snow or Ice
{ Warning
Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) or
with the ignition off is dangerous.
This can cause overheating of the
brakes and loss of steering assist.
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.
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) 0 204.
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.
Blizzard Conditions
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 0 206.
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and
signal for help. Stay with the vehicle
unless there is help nearby. If possible,
use Roadside Service. See Roadside
Service 0 361. To get help and keep
everyone in the vehicle safe:
. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
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.
Tie a red cloth to an outside
mirror.
{ Warning
Snow can trap engine exhaust
under the vehicle. This may cause
exhaust gases to get inside. Engine
exhaust contains carbon monoxide
(CO), which cannot be seen or
smelled. It can cause
unconsciousness and even death.
If the vehicle is stuck in snow:
. Clear snow from the base of
the vehicle, especially any
blocking the exhaust pipe.
. 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
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Warning (Continued)
fan speed to the highest
setting. See “Climate Control
Systems.”
For more information about CO, see
Engine Exhaust 0 199.
To save fuel, run the engine for short
periods to warm the vehicle and then
shut the engine off and partially close
the window. Moving about to keep
warm also helps.
If it takes time for help to arrive,
when running the engine, push the
accelerator pedal slightly so the
engine runs faster than the idle speed.
This keeps the battery charged to
restart the vehicle and to signal for
help with the headlamps. Do this as
little as possible, to save fuel.
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels
to free the vehicle when stuck in sand,
mud, ice, or snow.
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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 0 206.
{ Warning
If the vehicle's tires spin at high
speed, they can explode, and you or
others could be injured. The vehicle
can overheat, causing an engine
compartment fire or other damage.
Spin the wheels as little as possible
and avoid going above 56 km/h
(35 mph).
Rocking the Vehicle to Get it Out
Turn the steering wheel left and right
to clear the area around the front
wheels. Turn off any traction system.
Shift back and forth between
R (Reverse) and a low forward gear,
spinning the wheels as little as
possible. To prevent transmission
wear, wait until the wheels stop
spinning before shifting gears. Release
the accelerator pedal while shifting,
and press lightly on the accelerator
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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 0 325.
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 reduce stopping distance,
damage the tires, and shorten
the life of the vehicle.
Tire and Loading Information
Label
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Tire and
Loading Information label is
attached to the vehicle's center
pillar (B-pillar). The Tire and
Loading Information label shows
the number of occupant seating
positions (1), and the maximum
vehicle capacity weight (2) in
kilograms and pounds.
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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 0 294 and Tire Pressure
0 301.
There is also important loading
information on the Certification
label. It may show the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
and the Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) for the front and rear
axle. See “Certification Label” later
in this section.
“Steps for Determining Correct
Load Limit–
1. Locate the statement "The
combined weight of
occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or
XXX lbs." on your vehicle’s
placard.
2. Determine the combined
weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding
in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight
of the driver and passengers
from XXX kg or XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals
the available amount of cargo
and luggage load capacity. For
example, if the "XXX" amount
equals 1400 lbs. and there
will be five 150 lb passengers
in your vehicle, the amount
of available cargo and luggage
load capacity is 650 lbs.
(1400-750 (5 x 150) =
650 lbs.)
5. Determine the combined
weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle.
That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo
and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
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6. If your vehicle will be towing
a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to
your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how
this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle.”
See Trailer Towing (V6 Twin Turbo)
0 250 or Trailer Towing (V6 Engine,
Non Twin Turbo) 0 249 for
important information on towing
a trailer, towing safety rules, and
trailering tips.
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Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
for Example 1 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 2 =
136 kg (300 lbs).
3. Available Occupant and
Cargo Weight = 317 kg
(700 lbs).
for Example 2 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 5 =
340 kg (750 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight =
113 kg (250 lbs).
for Example 3 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 91 kg (200 lbs) × 5 =
453 kg (1,000 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight =
0 kg (0 lbs).
Refer to the vehicle's Tire and
Loading Information label for
specific information about the
vehicle's capacity weight and
seating positions. The combined
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weight of the driver, passengers,
and cargo should never exceed the
vehicle's capacity weight.
Certification Label
{ Warning
Starting and Operating
Things inside the vehicle can
strike and injure people in a
sudden stop or turn, or in a
crash.
New Vehicle Break-In
.
.
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Certification
label is attached to the vehicle's
center pillar (B-pillar). The label
may show the gross weight
capacity of the vehicle, called the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The GVWR includes the
weight of the vehicle, all
occupants, fuel, and cargo.
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.
.
.
Put things in the cargo
area of the vehicle. In the
cargo area, put them as far
forward as possible. Try to
spread the weight evenly.
Never stack heavier things,
like suitcases, inside the
vehicle so that some of
them are above the tops of
the seats.
Follow these recommended guidelines
during the first 2 400 km (1,500 mi) of
driving this vehicle. Parts have a
break-in period and performance will
be better in the long run.
For the first 2 400 km (1,500 mi):
. Avoid full throttle starts and
abrupt stops.
. Do not exceed 4000 engine rpm.
.
Avoid driving at any one constant
speed, fast or slow.
.
Do not leave an unsecured
child restraint in the
vehicle.
Avoid downshifting to brake or
slow the vehicle when the engine
speed will exceed 4000 rpm.
.
Secure loose items in the
vehicle.
Do not let the engine labor. Never
lug the engine in high gear at low
speeds.
.
Do not participate in track events,
sport driving schools, or similar
activities during this break-in
period.
Do not leave a seat folded
down unless needed.
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Check engine oil with every
refueling and add if necessary. Oil
and fuel consumption may be
higher than normal during the
first 2 400 km (1,500 mi).
.
To break in new tires, drive at
moderate speeds and avoid hard
cornering for the first
300 km (200 mi). New tires do not
have maximum traction and may
tend to slip.
.
New brake linings also need a
break-in period. Avoid making
hard stops during the first
300 km (200 mi). This is
recommended every time brake
linings are replaced.
Composite Materials
This vehicle may be equipped with
parts containing carbon fiber,
sheet-molding compound, or other
composite materials. Dealer-installed
accessories may also contain
composite materials. These parts and
accessories may include the splitter or
rocker extensions.
{ Warning
Ignition Positions
Exposed edges of parts containing
carbon fiber and other composite
materials can be sharp. Contact
with these parts could result in
injury. Use caution to avoid
contacting these parts, including
when washing the vehicle. If the
parts are damaged, replace the
parts promptly with replacements
from your dealer.
{ Warning
The vehicle has an electronic keyless
ignition with pushbutton start.
Rocker extensions may break under
pressure, resulting in property
damage or injury. Do not stand on
the rocker extension or use it as
a step.
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter must be in the vehicle for
the system to operate. If the
pushbutton start is not working, the
vehicle may be near a strong radio
antenna signal causing interference to
the Keyless Access system. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
0 30.
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To shift out of P (Park), the vehicle
must be in ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/
RUN, and the brake pedal must be
applied.
Stopping the Engine/OFF (No
Indicator Lights) : When the vehicle
is stopped, press ENGINE START/
STOP once to turn the engine off.
If the vehicle is in P (Park), the
ignition will turn off, and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) will remain
active. See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 197.
If the vehicle is not in P (Park), the
ignition will return to ACC/
ACCESSORY and display a message in
the Driver Information Center (DIC).
When the vehicle is shifted into
P (Park), the ignition system will
switch to OFF.
The vehicle may have an electric
steering column lock. The lock is
activated when the vehicle is switched
to OFF and the driver door is opened.
A sound may be heard as the lock
actuates or releases. The steering
column lock may not release with the
wheels turned off center. If this
happens, the vehicle may not start.
Move the steering wheel from left to
right while attempting to start the
vehicle. If this does not work, the
vehicle needs service.
Do not turn the engine off when the
vehicle is moving. This will cause a
loss of power assist in the brake and
steering systems and disable the
airbags.
If the vehicle must be shut off in an
emergency:
1. Brake using a firm and steady
pressure. Do not pump the
brakes repeatedly. This may
deplete power assist, requiring
increased brake pedal force.
2. Shift the vehicle to N (Neutral).
This can be done while the
vehicle is moving. After shifting
to N (Neutral), firmly apply the
brakes and steer the vehicle to a
safe location.
3. Come to a complete stop, shift to
P (Park), and turn the ignition to
OFF. On vehicles with an
automatic transmission, the shift
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lever must be in P (Park) to turn
the ignition switch to the OFF
position.
4. Set the parking brake. See
Electric Parking Brake 0 204.
{ 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 you to use
some electrical accessories when the
engine is off.
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With the ignition off, pressing the
button one time without the brake
pedal applied will place the ignition
system in ACC/ACCESSORY.
The ignition will switch from ACC/
ACCESSORY to OFF after five minutes
to prevent battery rundown.
ON/RUN/START (Green Indicator
Light) : This mode is for driving and
starting. With the ignition off, and the
brake pedal applied, pressing the
button once will place the ignition
system in ON/RUN/START. Once
engine cranking begins, release the
button. Engine cranking will continue
until the engine starts. See Starting the
Engine 0 194. The ignition will then
remain in ON/RUN.
Service 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 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 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 you add electrical parts or
accessories, you could change the
way the engine operates. Any
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resulting damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty. See
Add-On Electrical Equipment 0 251.
Starting Procedure
1. With the Keyless Access system,
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter must be in the
vehicle. Press ENGINE START/
STOP with the brake pedal
applied. When the engine begins
cranking, let go of the button.
The idle speed will go down as
the engine gets warm. Do not
race the engine immediately
after starting it.
If the RKE transmitter is not in
the vehicle, if there is
interference, or if the RKE
battery is low, a Driver
Information Center (DIC) will
display a message. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 30.
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Caution
Cranking the engine for long
periods of time, by returning the
ignition to the START position
immediately after cranking has
ended, can overheat and damage
the cranking motor, and drain the
battery. Wait at least 15 seconds
between each try, to let the
cranking motor cool down.
2. If the engine does not start after
five to 10 seconds, especially in
very cold weather (below −18 °C
or 0 °F), it could be flooded with
too much gasoline. Try pushing
the accelerator pedal all the way
to the floor and holding it there
as you press ENGINE START/
STOP. Wait at least 15 seconds
between each try, to allow the
cranking motor to cool down.
When the engine starts, release
the accelerator. If the vehicle
starts briefly but then stops
again, do the same thing. This
clears the extra gasoline from the
engine. Do not race the engine
immediately after starting it.
Operate the engine and
transmission gently until the oil
warms up and lubricates all
moving parts.
Stop/Start System
{ Warning
The automatic engine Stop/Start
feature causes the engine to shut
off while the vehicle is still on. Do
not exit the vehicle before shifting
to P (Park). The vehicle may restart
and move unexpectedly. Always
shift to P (Park), and then turn the
ignition off before exiting the
vehicle.
If equipped with the 2.0L L4, or 3.6L
V6 non-turbo engine, the vehicle has a
fuel saving stop/start system to shut
off the engine to help conserve fuel.
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Auto Stop/Start
When the brakes are applied and the
vehicle is at a complete stop, the
engine may turn off. When stopped,
the tachometer may display Auto
Stop, or the Auto Stop light may
come on in the instrument cluster.
See Tachometer 0 122 and Auto Stop
Mode (Uplevel Cluster Only) 0 135.
When the brake pedal is released or
the accelerator pedal is pressed, the
engine may restart.
Auto Stop may be deactivated if:
. A minimum vehicle speed is not
reached.
. The engine or transmission is not
at the required operating
temperature.
. The outside temperature is not in
the required operating range,
typically below −10 °C (14 °F) or
above 50 °C (122 °F).
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.
The shift lever is in any gear other
than D (Drive).
.
The battery has been recently
disconnected.
.
The battery charge is low.
.
The interior comfort level has not
reached the required level for the
climate control system or defog
settings. See Dual Automatic
Climate Control System 0 167.
.
The Auto Stop time is greater than
two minutes.
The automatic engine stop/start
function can be disabled using the
switch. The indicator on the switch
will illuminate when the system is
operational.
When h comes on green in the
instrument cluster, the system is
active. The system is not active when
it comes on white with a slash
through it.
Engine Heater
Vehicles with the engine heater can
use this option in cold weather
conditions at or below −18 °C (0 °F) for
easier starting and better fuel
economy during engine warm-up. Plug
in the engine heater at least four
hours before starting your vehicle. An
internal thermostat in the plug-end of
the cord may exist which will prevent
engine heater operation at
temperatures above −18 °C (0 °F).
To Use the Engine Heater
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the
electrical cord. The cord is
clipped to the diagonal brace on
the passenger side of the engine
compartment.
Check the heater cord for
damage. If it is damaged, do not
use it. See your dealer for a
replacement. Inspect the cord for
damage yearly.
3. Plug it into a normal, grounded
110-volt AC outlet.
{ Warning
Improper use of the heater cord or
an extension cord can damage the
cord and may result in overheating
and fire.
. Plug the cord into a
three-prong electrical utility
receptacle that is protected by
a ground fault detection
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
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)
vehicle. Possible heater cord
and thermostat damage could
occur.
.
While in use, do not let the
heater cord touch vehicle
parts or sharp edges. Never
close the hood on the
heater cord.
.
Before starting the vehicle,
unplug the cord, reattach the
cover to the plug, and
securely fasten the cord. Keep
the cord away from any
moving parts.
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Retained Accessory
Power (RAP)
Some vehicle accessories may be used
after the ignition is turned off.
The power windows and sunroof,
if equipped, will continue to work for
up to 10 minutes or until any door is
opened.
The infotainment system will continue
to work for 10 minutes, until the
driver door is opened, or until the
ignition is turned on or placed in
ACC/ACCESSORY.
Shifting Into Park
To shift into P (Park):
4. Before starting the engine, be
sure to unplug and store the cord
as it was before to keep it away
from moving engine parts. If you
do not, it could be damaged.
Contact your dealer for information
on how long to use the heater in your
particular area.
1. Hold the brake pedal down and
set the parking brake.
See Electric Parking Brake 0 204.
2. Move the shift lever into P (Park)
by holding in the button on the
shift lever and pushing the lever
all the way toward the front of
the vehicle.
3. Turn the ignition off.
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4. Take the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter with you.
Leaving the Vehicle with the
Engine Running
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to leave the
vehicle with the engine running.
It could overheat and catch fire.
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle can
move suddenly. You or others could
be injured. To be sure the vehicle
will not move, even when you are
on fairly level ground, always set
the parking brake and move the
shift lever to P (Park). See Shifting
Into Park 0 197. If you are towing a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 246.
If you have to leave the vehicle with
the engine running, the vehicle must
be in P (Park) and the parking brake
set. After shifting into P (Park), try to
move the shift lever out without first
pushing the button on the shift lever.
If you can, the shift lever was not
fully locked into P (Park).
Torque Lock
Torque lock is when the weight of the
vehicle puts too much force on the
parking pawl in the transmission. This
happens when parking on a hill and
shifting the transmission into P (Park)
is not done properly and then it is
difficult to shift out of P (Park). To
prevent torque lock, set the parking
brake and then shift into P (Park). To
find out how, see "Shifting Into Park"
listed previously.
If torque lock does occur, the vehicle
may need to be pushed uphill by
another vehicle to relieve the parking
pawl pressure, so you can shift out of
P (Park).
Shifting out of Park
This vehicle is equipped with an
electronic shift lock release system.
The shift lock release is designed to
prevent movement of the shift lever
out of P (Park), unless the ignition is
on and the brake pedal is applied.
The shift lock release is always
functional except in the case of an
uncharged or low voltage (less than
9 volt) battery.
If the vehicle has an uncharged
battery or a battery with low voltage,
try charging or jump starting the
battery. See Jump Starting - North
America 0 323 for more information.
To shift out of P (Park):
1. Apply the brake pedal.
2. Release the parking brake. See
Electric Parking Brake 0 204.
3. Press the shift lever button.
4. Move the shift lever.
If unable to shift out of P (Park):
1. Fully release the shift lever
button.
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2. While holding down the brake
pedal, press the shift lever
button again.
3. Move the shift lever.
If the shift lever will not move from
P (Park), consult your dealer or a
professional towing service.
Parking over Things
That Burn
{ 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 best not to park with the vehicle
running. If the vehicle is left running,
be sure it will not move and there is
adequate ventilation.
See Shifting Into Park 0 197 and Engine
Exhaust 0 199.
If the vehicle is left parked and
running with the RKE transmitter
outside the vehicle, it will turn off
after one hour.
If the vehicle is left parked and
running with the RKE transmitter
inside the vehicle, it will turn off after
two hours.
The vehicle could turn off sooner if it
is parked on a hill, due to lack of
available fuel.
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.
Running the Vehicle While
Parked
Automatic Transmission
It is better not to park with the engine
running.
If the vehicle is left with the engine
running, follow the proper steps to be
sure the vehicle will not move.
See Shifting Into Park 0 197 and Engine
Exhaust 0 199.
If parking on a hill and pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips 0 246.
There are several different positions
for the shift lever.
P : This position locks the drive
wheels. Use P (Park) when starting the
engine because the vehicle cannot
move easily.
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{ Warning
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running unless you have
to. If you have left the engine
running, the vehicle can move
suddenly. You or others could be
injured. To be sure the vehicle will
not move, even when you are on
fairly level ground, always set the
parking brake and move the shift
lever to P (Park). See Shifting Into
Park 0 197. If you are pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 246.
Make sure the shift lever is fully in
P (Park) before starting the engine.
The vehicle has an electronic shift
lock release system. Fully apply the
regular brakes first and then press the
shift lever button before shifting from
P (Park) when the ignition is on. If you
cannot shift out of P (Park), ease
pressure on the shift lever and push
the shift lever all the way into P (Park)
as you maintain brake application.
Then press the shift lever button and
move the shift lever into another gear.
See Shifting out of Park 0 198.
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.
R : Use this gear to back up.
At low vehicle speeds, R (Reverse) can
be used to rock the vehicle back and
forth to get out of snow, ice, or sand
without damaging the transmission.
See If the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 187.
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.
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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.
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.
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Caution
A transmission hot message may
display if the automatic
transmission fluid is too hot.
Driving under this condition can
damage the vehicle. Stop and idle
the engine to cool the automatic
transmission fluid. This message
clears when the transmission fluid
has cooled sufficiently.
D : This position is for normal driving.
If more power is needed for passing,
press the accelerator pedal down.
Downshifting the transmission in
slippery road conditions could result
in skidding. See “Skidding” under Loss
of Control 0 180.
M : This mode can be entered with
the shift lever in the D (Drive) position
by pressing the M (Manual Mode)
button on the top of the shift lever.
M (Manual Mode) allows the driver to
select gears appropriate for current
driving conditions. M (Manual Mode)
can be exited with a second press of
the M (Manual Mode) button. See
Manual Mode 0 202.
Manual Mode
Tap Shift
Caution
Caution
Spinning the tires or holding the
vehicle in one place on a hill using
only the accelerator pedal may
damage the transmission. The
repair will not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. If the vehicle is
stuck, do not spin the tires. When
stopping on a hill, use the brakes to
hold the vehicle in place.
Driving with the engine at a high
rpm without upshifting while using
Tap Shift, could damage the vehicle.
Always upshift when necessary
while using Tap Shift.
While in Sport or Track Mode, the
vehicle monitors driving behavior, and
automatically enables Performance
Shift Features when spirited driving is
detected. These features maintain
lower transmission gears to increase
available engine braking and improve
acceleration response. The vehicle will
exit these features and return to Sport
or Track Mode normal operation after
a short period when no spirited
driving is detected. See Driver Mode
Control 0 208.
Vehicles with Tap Shift have controls
on the back of the steering wheel to
manually shift the automatic
transmission.
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To enter Permanent Tap Shift Mode:
1. With the shift lever in D (Drive),
press the M (Manual Mode)
button on the top of the shift
lever. While in Tap Shift Mode,
the M of the PRNDM section of
the instrument cluster will
become highlighted, and the
current gear is indicated.
2. Tap the left control to downshift,
and the right control to upshift.
To shift to the lowest available
gear, press and hold the left
control.
3. To exit, press the M (Manual
Mode) button a second time.
With the shift lever in D (Drive) and
not in Permanent Tap Shift Mode, the
tap shift controls will activate a
temporary tap manual shift mode,
allowing the transmission to be
manually shifted. Automatic shifts
return after no manual shifts have
been done for seven to 10 seconds.
The Temporary Tap Shift Mode can
also be deactivated by holding the
right upshift control briefly.
While using Tap Shift, the vehicle will
have firmer, quicker shifting. You can
use this for sport driving or when
climbing or descending hills, to stay in
gear longer, or to downshift for more
power or engine braking.
The transmission will only allow you
to shift into gears appropriate for the
vehicle speed and engine revolutions
per minute (rpm). The transmission
will not automatically shift to the next
lower gear if the engine rpm is too
high, nor to the next higher gear when
the maximum engine rpm is reached.
If shifting is prevented for any reason,
a SHIFT DENIED message will be
displayed in the instrument cluster.
When accelerating the vehicle from a
stop in snowy and icy conditions, it is
suggested to shift into second gear.
A higher gear allows the vehicle to
gain more traction on slippery
surfaces.
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Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive
Vehicles with this feature always send
engine power to all four wheels. It is
fully automatic, and adjusts itself as
needed for road conditions.
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Brakes
Antilock Brake
System (ABS)
This vehicle has an Antilock Brake
System (ABS), an advanced electronic
braking system that helps prevent a
braking skid.
When the vehicle begins to drive
away, ABS checks itself. A momentary
motor or clicking noise may be heard
while this test is going on, and it may
even be noticed that the brake pedal
moves a little. This is normal.
If there is a problem with ABS, this
warning light stays on. See Antilock
Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
0 131.
If driving safely on a wet road and it
becomes necessary to slam on the
brakes and continue braking to avoid
a sudden obstacle, a computer senses
the wheels are slowing down. If one of
the wheels is about to stop rolling, the
computer will separately work the
brakes at each wheel.
Using ABS
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.
ABS allows you to steer and brake at
the same time. In many emergencies,
steering can help more than even the
very best braking.
As the brakes are applied, the
computer keeps receiving updates on
wheel speed and controls braking
pressure accordingly.
Electric Parking Brake
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.
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
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The vehicle has an Electric Parking
Brake (EPB). The EPB can always be
activated, even if the ignition is off. To
prevent draining the battery, avoid
repeated cycles of the EPB system
when the engine is not running.
The system has a Y or PARK
Electric Parking Brake light, and a 8
Service Parking Brake light. See
Electric Parking Brake Light 0 130 and
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
0 130.
Before leaving the vehicle, check for
the Y or PARK 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.
The Y or PARK light will flash and
then stay on once the EPB is fully
applied. If the Y or PARK 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 Y or PARK light is
flashing. See your dealer. See Electric
Parking Brake Light 0 130.
EPB Release
If the 8 light is on, pull the EPB
switch and hold it. Continue to hold
the switch until the Y or PARK light
remains on. If the 8 light remains on,
see your dealer.
The EPB is released when the
PARK light is off.
If the EPB is applied while the vehicle
is moving, the vehicle will decelerate
as long as the switch is pressed. If the
switch is pressed until the vehicle
comes to a stop, the EPB will remain
applied.
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, block the rear
wheels to prevent vehicle movement.
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To release the EPB:
1. Turn the ignition on or to ACC/
ACCESSORY.
2. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
3. Press the EPB switch
momentarily.
Y or
If the 8 light is on, release the EPB by
pressing and holding the EPB switch.
Continue to hold the switch until
the Y or PARK 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.
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Automatic EPB Release
The EPB will automatically release if
the vehicle is running, placed into
gear, and an attempt is made to drive
away. Avoid rapid acceleration when
the EPB is applied, to preserve parking
brake lining life.
Brake Assist
This vehicle has a brake assist feature
designed to assist the driver in
stopping or decreasing vehicle speed
in emergency driving conditions. This
feature uses the stability system
hydraulic brake control module to
supplement the power brake system
under conditions where the driver has
quickly and forcefully applied the
brake pedal in an attempt to quickly
stop or slow down the vehicle. The
stability system hydraulic brake
control module increases brake
pressure at each corner of the vehicle
until the ABS activates. Minor brake
pedal pulsation or pedal movement
during this time is normal and the
driver should continue to apply the
brake pedal as the driving situation
dictates. The brake assist feature will
automatically disengage when the
brake pedal is released or brake pedal
pressure is quickly decreased.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Hill Start Assist (HSA) will activate
when the vehicle is stopped on a
moderate to steep grade to help
prevent it from rolling in the
unintended direction.
After the brake pedal has been
released and before the accelerator
pedal has been pressed, HSA uses
braking pressure to hold the vehicle
stationary.
If HSA is holding the vehicle, a DIC
message displays.
The vehicle will roll if in a drive gear
and facing downhill, or in R (Reverse)
and facing uphill.
Once HSA is active it will hold the
vehicle, unless the driver door is
opened or the driver seat belt is
unbuckled prior to releasing the brake
pedal.
Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control
The vehicle has a Traction Control
System (TCS) and StabiliTrak, an
electronic stability control system.
These systems help limit wheel slip
and assist the driver in maintaining
control, especially on slippery road
conditions.
TCS activates if it senses that any of
the drive wheels are spinning or
beginning to lose traction. When this
happens, the system brakes the
spinning wheel(s) and/or reduces
engine power to limit wheel spin.
StabiliTrak activates when the
computer senses a difference between
the intended path and the direction
the vehicle is actually traveling.
StabiliTrak selectively applies braking
pressure at any one of the vehicle's
brakes to help steer the vehicle in the
intended direction.
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If cruise control is being used and TCS
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 0 187 and “Turning
the Systems Off and On” later in this
section.
The indicator light for both systems is
in the instrument cluster. This
light will:
. Flash when TCS is limiting
wheel spin.
. Flash when StabiliTrak is
activated.
. Turn on and stay on when either
system is not working.
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Drive the vehicle. if d comes on and
stays on, the vehicle may need more
time to diagnose the problem. If the
condition persists, see your dealer.
Turning the Systems Off and On
If either system fails to turn on or to
activate, a message may display in the
Driver Information Center (DIC), and
d comes on and stays on to indicate
that the system is inactive and is not
assisting the driver in maintaining
control. The vehicle is safe to drive,
but driving should be adjusted
accordingly.
If
d comes on and stays on:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Turn the engine off and wait
15 seconds.
3. Start the engine.
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 Y. The traction off light i
displays in the instrument cluster.
A DIC message may display.
To turn TCS on again, press and
release Y. The traction off light i
displayed in the instrument cluster
will turn off.
If TCS is limiting wheel spin when Y
is pressed, the system will not turn off
until the wheels stop spinning.
To turn off both TCS and StabiliTrak,
press and hold Y until the traction
off light i and StabiliTrak OFF light
g come on and stay on in the
instrument cluster. A DIC message
may display.
To turn TCS and StabiliTrak on again,
press and release Y. The traction off
light i and StabiliTrak OFF light g
in the instrument cluster turn off.
Adding accessories can affect the
vehicle's performance. See Accessories
and Modifications 0 254.
Driver Mode Control
Driver Mode Control attempts to add
a sportier feel, provide a more
comfortable ride, or assist in different
weather conditions or terrain. This
system simultaneously changes the
software settings of various
sub-systems. Depending on the option
package, available features, and mode
selected, the suspension, steering, and
powertrain will change settings to
achieve the desired mode
characteristics. If the vehicle is
equipped with Magnetic Ride Control,
selecting the various Driver Modes
adjusts the ride of the vehicle to
enhance the ride performance for the
road conditions and the
selected mode.
Driver Mode Control Switch
The Driver Mode Control has three or
four modes: Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice,
and Track. The Track Mode is for
V-Sport and V-Series models only.
Press y or z on the MODE switch
on the center console to make a mode
selection. The first press of the switch
will show the current mode.
Subsequent presses will scroll though
the available modes. The Tour and
Sport Modes will feel similar on a
smooth road. Select a new setting
whenever driving conditions change.
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Tour Mode
Snow/Ice Mode
Use for normal city and highway
driving to provide a smooth, soft ride.
Use when more traction is needed
during slippery conditions.
Sport Mode
Use where road conditions or personal
preference demand a more controlled
response.
Snow/Ice Mode will use a different
accelerator pedal map to optimize
traction on a slippery surface. The
accelerator pedal will reduce engine
torque at small pedal inputs.
When selected, the Sport Mode
indicator will display.
When selected, the Snow/Ice Mode
indicator will display.
When in Sport or Track Mode, the
vehicle will shift automatically but
may hold a lower gear longer than it
would in the normal driving mode
based on braking, throttle input, and
vehicle lateral acceleration. See
Automatic Transmission 0 200. The
steering will change to provide more
precise control. If the vehicle has
Magnetic Ride Control, the suspension
will change to provide better
cornering performance.
This feature is not intended for use
when the vehicle is stuck in sand,
mud, ice, snow, or gravel. If the
vehicle becomes stuck, see If the
Vehicle Is Stuck 0 187.
Competitive Driving Mode (V-Sport
only) can be accessed through this
mode. See Competitive Driving Mode
(V-Sport Only) 0 211.
Track Mode (V-Sport and
V-Series Only)
Use when maximum vehicle handling
is desired. For use when driving on a
closed race course or drag strip.
When selected, the Track Mode
indicator will display.
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When in Track Mode, the automatic
transmission and steering will
function similar to Sport Mode. The
accelerator pedal is adjusted to give
maximum control during the highest
level of spirited driving. The Magnetic
Ride Control will be set to the
optimum level for vehicle
responsiveness. Competitive Driving
Mode (V-Sport only) or Performance
Traction Management (PTM) (V-Series
only) can be accessed through this
mode. See Competitive Driving Mode
(V-Sport Only) 0 211.
There are six attributes that vary by
mode shown below. Not all vehicles
have all features, depending on the
vehicle options.
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Modes:
TOUR
Default
SPORT
SNOW/ICE
TRACK
Throttle Progression
Tour
Tour
Snow/Ice
Track
Transmission Shift Mode
Tour
Sport
Tour
Track
Steering (Assist Effort)
Tour
Sport
Tour
Track
Magnetic Ride Control (if equipped)
Tour
Sport
Tour
Track
NA
NA
NA
Available
Tour
Tour
Tour
Track
NA
NA
NA
Available
Tour
Sport
Tour
Track
Launch Control (V-Series Only)
Stability Control
Performance Traction Management (if
equipped) (V-Series Only)
Engine Sound Management
Driver Mode Selector Attributes
Affected
The Gauge Cluster Display is
configured for each mode when linked
(default):
Throttle Progression
Adjusts throttle sensitivity by
selecting how quick or slow the
throttle reacts to input.
.
.
Snow/Ice - The accelerator pedal
will reduce engine torque at small
pedal inputs. This allows better
wheel control on slippery surfaces.
Track - The accelerator pedal is
adjusted to give maximum control
during the highest level of spirited
driving.
Transmission Shift Mode
Sport or Track – Performance Mode
Lift Foot (PMLF) allows the
transmission to hold the current gear
after a quick release of a heavily
applied accelerator pedal. This
provides greater engine braking and
enhanced vehicle control without
using the paddles. Performance
Algorithm Shift (PAS) recognizes
aggressive cornering, heavy braking,
and high acceleration to select and
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hold lower gears when not using
paddles. The shifts are also firmer to
increase the quickness of shifting.
Steering (Assist Effort)
Adjusts from a lighter steering feel in
Tour Mode to reduced assist in Sport
and Track Mode for more
steering feel.
Magnetic Ride Control (if equipped)
Adjusts the shock dampening
firmness from a comfort tune in Tour
Mode to an optimized responsiveness
tune in Sport and Track.
Launch Control (V-Series Only)
Available only in Track Mode for
maximum “off–the–line” acceleration
when in Competitive or PTM Modes.
Stability Control
. Competitive Mode allows less
computer control to permit some
slide and drift and is selected with
the button – only available in
Track Mode.
. StabiliTrak can be turned off by
pressing and holding the button
for five seconds.
Driver Mode Customization
The Engine Sound Management,
steering, and suspension drive modes
can be set to the driver’s preference.
See “Driving Mode” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
When in the Track main vehicle mode,
you cannot overwrite the Steering or
Suspension settings. These settings
are designed to interact with the
advanced functions in the Track Mode
and cannot be overwritten.
The selections made in the Driving
Mode menu overwrite the main
vehicle mode selection via the buttons
or switch on the center console. In
order to customize and overwrite,
select one of the three settings by
touching the infotainment display.
When in the customization screen for
each system, select one of the
available options:
. Auto (Follows the MODE switch)
.
Tour
.
Sport
.
Track
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The default will be to follow the
vehicle MODE switch settings, but the
main vehicle mode selection for the
currently selected system can be
overwritten using this menu. The
settings selected in this menu will set
the vehicle behavior in all selected
vehicle modes, and will be retained
over each ignition cycle. They do not
have to be reset each time the vehicle
is started.
Competitive Driving Mode
(V-Sport Only)
To select this optional handling mode,
press Y quickly two times and the
DIC will display COMPETITIVE MODE
ON. While in the Competitive Driving
Mode, the traction off light i and
StabiliTrak OFF light g will come on
in the instrument cluster. TCS does
not limit wheel spin, the Electronic
Limited-Slip Differential (eLSD) allows
increased vehicle agility, and more
effort is required to turn the steering
wheel. See “Limited-Slip Differential
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(V-Sport and V-Series Only)” later in
this section. Adjust your driving
accordingly.
will modify the level of engine power
for a smooth and consistent
corner exit.
Press Y again, or turn the ignition to
ACC/ACCESSORY and restart the
vehicle, to turn TCS back on. The
traction off light i and StabiliTrak
OFF light g will go out in the
instrument cluster.
The PTM system contains five modes.
These modes are selected by pressing
the Driver Mode Control/PTM buttons
on the center console. Scroll up or
down through modes 1–5 by pressing
the MODE up and down buttons. The
following is a DIC display description
and the recommended usage of
each mode:
Caution
When traction control is turned off,
or Competitive Driving Mode is
active, it is possible to lose traction.
Performance Traction
Management (V-Series Only)
Performance Traction Management
(PTM) integrates the Traction Control,
StabiliTrak, and Selective Ride Control
systems to provide improved and
consistent performance when
cornering. The amount of available
engine power is based on the mode
selected, track conditions, driver skill,
and the radius of each corner.
This light is on when the vehicle is in
the PTM mode.
To select this optional handling mode,
the vehicle mode must be Track. Then
quickly press Y on the center
console two times. PERFORMANCE
TRACTION 1 - WET ACTIVE
HANDLING ON displays in the DIC.
When PTM is active, the up and down
buttons will no longer change Drive
Modes, but instead change PTM
modes.
To select a mode while in PTM, press
the Driver Mode Control/PTM buttons
on the center console.
To experience the performance benefit
of this system, after entering a curve
and at the point where normal
acceleration occurs, fully push the
accelerator pedal. The PTM system
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 1 –
WET ACTIVE HANDLING ON
.
Intended for all driver skill levels.
.
Wet or damp conditions only —
not intended for use in heavy rain
or standing water.
.
StabiliTrak is on and engine power
is reduced based on conditions.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 2 –
DRY ACTIVE HANDLING ON
.
For use by less experienced drivers
or while learning a new track.
.
Dry conditions only.
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.
StabiliTrak is on and engine power
is slightly reduced.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 5 –
RACE ACTIVE HANDLING OFF
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 3 –
SPORT ACTIVE HANDLING ON
.
For use by experienced drivers
who are familiar with the track.
.
For use by drivers who are familiar
with the track.
.
Dry conditions only.
.
.
Dry conditions only.
Requires more driving skill than in
other modes.
.
Requires more driving skill than
mode 2.
.
.
StabiliTrak is on and more engine
power is available than in mode 2.
StabiliTrak is off and engine power
is available for maximum
cornering speed.
PERFORMANCE TRACTION 4 –
SPORT ACTIVE HANDLING OFF
.
For use by drivers who are familiar
with the track.
.
Dry conditions only.
.
Requires more driving skill than
modes 2 or 3.
.
StabiliTrak is off and available
engine power is the same as
mode 3.
Press and release Y to turn off PTM
and return to the traction control and
StabiliTrak systems. The traction off
light i and StabiliTrak OFF light g
will go out.
Launch Control (V-Series Only)
A Launch Control feature is available,
within Performance Traction
Management, to allow the driver to
achieve high levels of vehicle
acceleration in a straight line. Launch
Control is a form of traction control
that manages tire spin while
launching the vehicle. This feature is
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intended for use during closed course
race events where consistent zero to
60 and quarter mile times are
desirable.
Launch Control is only available when
the following criteria are met:
. Performance Traction
Management modes are selected.
The TCS light comes on in the
instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC message displays.
. The vehicle is not moving.
.
The steering wheel is pointing
straight.
.
The brake pedal must be firmly
pressed to the floor, equivalent to
a panic brake event.
.
The accelerator pedal is rapidly
applied to wide open throttle. (If
the vehicle rolls due to wide open
throttle, release the throttle, press
the brake pedal more firmly, and
re-apply the accelerator to wide
open throttle.)
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The Launch Control feature will
initially limit engine speed as the
driver rapidly applies the accelerator
pedal to wide open throttle. Allow the
engine rpm to stabilize. A smooth,
quick release of the brake pedal, while
maintaining the fully pressed
accelerator pedal, will manage
wheel slip.
After the vehicle is launched, the
system continues in Performance
Traction Management.
Competitive Driving Mode, PTM, and
Launch Control are systems designed
for a closed course race track and not
intended for use on public roads. The
systems are not intended to
compensate for lack of driver
experience or familiarity with the race
track.
Limited-Slip Differential
If equipped, the Electronic
Limited-Slip Differential (eLSD) is
automatically activated. eLSD actively
monitors vehicle sensors and driver
inputs to determine the amount of
change for the conditions. With eLSD,
the vehicle has:
. Enhanced high-speed control.
.
Improved traction through
corners, allowing more
acceleration.
.
More precise steering.
.
Increased vehicle agility.
.
Integration with StabiliTrak.
For vehicles with eLSD, driven under
severe conditions, the rear axle fluid
should be changed. See Competitive
Driving Mode (V-Sport Only) 0 211 and
Maintenance Schedule 0 339.
Cruise Control
{ Warning
Cruise control can be dangerous
where you cannot drive safely at a
steady speed. Do not use cruise
control on winding roads or in
heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous on
slippery roads. On such roads, fast
changes in tire traction can cause
excessive wheel slip, and you could
lose control. Do not use cruise
control on slippery roads.
With cruise control, a speed of about
40 km/h (25 mph) or more can be
maintained without keeping your foot
on the accelerator. Cruise control does
not work at speeds below about
40 km/h (25 mph).
If the StabiliTrak® system begins to
limit wheel spin while using cruise
control, the cruise control
automatically disengages. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
0 206. If a collision alert occurs when
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cruise control is activated, cruise
control is disengaged. See Forward
Collision Alert (FCA) System 0 232.
When road conditions allow the cruise
control to be safely used, cruise
control can be turned back on.
Cruise control will disengage if either
TCS or StabiliTrak is turned off.
If the brakes are applied, the cruise
control disengages.
+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.
SET− : Press the control down briefly
to SET− to set the speed and activate
cruise control. If cruise control is
already active, use to decrease vehicle
speed. To decrease speed by 1 km/h
(1 mph), press SET− down to the first
detent. To decrease speed to the next
5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press SET− down to the
second detent.
* : Press to disengage cruise control
without erasing the set speed from
memory.
J : Press to turn the system on and
off. A white indicator appears in the
instrument cluster when cruise is
turned on.
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Setting Cruise Control
If the J button is on when not in
use, SET− or +RES could get pressed
and go into cruise when not desired.
Keep the J button off when cruise is
not being used.
1. Press
J.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release SET−.
4. Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
When the cruise control has been set
to the desired speed, 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.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 118.
The increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 118.
The increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
Increasing Speed While Cruise
Control is at a Set Speed
Reducing Speed While Cruise
Control is at a Set Speed
Passing Another Vehicle While
Using Cruise Control
If the cruise control system is already
activated:
. Press and hold +RES up until the
desired speed is reached, then
release it.
. To increase vehicle speed in small
increments, briefly press +RES up
to the first detent. For each press,
the vehicle goes about 1 km/h
(1 mph) faster.
. 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.
If the cruise control system is already
activated:
. Press and hold SET− down until
the desired lower speed is reached,
then release it.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
small increments, briefly press
SET− down to the first detent. For
each press, the vehicle goes about
1 km/h (1 mph) slower.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
larger increments, briefly press
SET− down to the second detent.
For each press, the vehicle speed
decreases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer.
Use the accelerator pedal to increase
the vehicle speed. When you take your
foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow
down to the previously set cruise
speed. While pressing the accelerator
pedal or shortly following the release
to override cruise control, briefly
pressing SET– will result in cruise
control set to the current vehicle
speed.
The cruise control system may
automatically brake to slow the
vehicle down (CTS model only).
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well the cruise control will work
on hills depends upon the vehicle
speed, load, and the steepness of the
hills. When going up steep hills, you
might have to step on the accelerator
pedal to maintain the vehicle speed.
When going downhill, the cruise
control system may automatically
brake to slow the vehicle down (CTS
model only). Also, you may have to
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brake or shift to a lower gear to keep
the vehicle 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 the driver to
select the cruise control set speed and
following gap. Read this entire section
before using this system. The
following gap is the following time
between your vehicle and a vehicle
detected directly ahead in your path
moving in the same direction. If no
vehicle is detected in your path, ACC
works like regular cruise control. ACC
uses camera and radar sensors. See
Radio Frequency Statement 0 367.
If a vehicle is detected in your path,
ACC can apply acceleration or limited,
moderate braking to maintain the
selected following gap. To disengage
ACC, apply the brake. If ACC is
controlling your vehicle speed when
the Traction Control System (TCS) or
electronic stability control system
activates, the ACC may automatically
disengage. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 206. When
road conditions allow ACC to be safely
used, the ACC can be turned back on.
ACC will not engage if the TCS or
electronic stability control system is
disabled.
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{ 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 0 178.
{ Warning
ACC will not detect or brake for
children, pedestrians, animals,
or other objects.
(Continued)
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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.
Warning (Continued)
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.
* : Press to disengage ACC without
erasing the set speed from memory.
[ : Press to select a following gap
time (or distance) setting for ACC of
Far, Medium, or Near.
J : Press to turn the system on or
off. A white cruise control indicator
comes on.
+RES : Press the control up briefly to
resume the previous set speed or to
increase vehicle speed if ACC is
already activated. To increase speed
by 1 km/h (1 mph), press +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
already activated. To decrease speed
Switching Between ACC and
Regular Cruise Control
To switch between ACC and regular
cruise control, press and hold *.
A Driver Information Display (DIC)
message displays.
ACC Indicator
Regular Cruise
Control Indicator
When ACC is engaged, a green o
indicator will be lit on the instrument
cluster and the following gap will be
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displayed. When the regular cruise
control is engaged, a green J
indicator will be lit on the instrument
cluster; the following gap will not
display.
When the vehicle is turned on, the
cruise control mode will be set to the
last mode used before the vehicle was
turned off.
{ Warning
Always check the cruise control
indicator on the instrument cluster
to determine which mode cruise
control is in before using the
feature. If ACC is not active, the
vehicle will not automatically brake
for other vehicles, which could
cause an accident if the brakes are
not applied manually. You and
others could be seriously injured or
killed.
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Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
If J is on when not in use, it could
get pressed and go into ACC when not
desired. Keep J off when cruise is
not being used.
Select the set speed desired for ACC.
This is the vehicle speed when no
vehicle is detected in its path.
ACC will not set at a speed less than
25 km/h (16 mph), although it can be
resumed when driving at lower
speeds.
To set ACC:
1. Press
J.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release SET– .
4. Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
After ACC is set, it may immediately
apply the brakes if a vehicle ahead is
detected closer than the selected
following gap.
The ACC indicator displays in the
instrument cluster and Head-Up
Display (HUD) (if equipped). When the
ACC is active, the indicator turns
green.
Be mindful of speed limits,
surrounding traffic speeds, and
weather conditions when selecting the
set speed.
Resuming a Set Speed
If the ACC is set at a desired speed
and then the brakes are applied, the
ACC is disengaged without erasing the
set speed from memory.
To begin using ACC again, press +RES
up briefly. The vehicle returns to the
previous set speed.
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Increasing Speed While ACC is at a
Set Speed
If ACC is already activated, do one of
the following:
. Use the accelerator to get to the
higher speed. Press SET– down.
Release the control and the
accelerator pedal. The vehicle will
now cruise at the higher speed.
When the accelerator pedal is
pressed, ACC will not brake
because it is overridden. The ACC
indicator will turn blue on the
instrument cluster and the
Head-Up Display (HUD) (if
equipped).
.
Press and hold +RES up until the
desired set speed appears on the
display, then release it.
.
To increase vehicle speed in small
increments, press +RES up to the
first detent. For each press, the
vehicle goes 1 km/h (1 mph)
faster.
.
To increase vehicle speed in larger
increments, press +RES up to the
second detent. For each press, the
vehicle speed increases to the next
5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
When it is determined that there is no
vehicle ahead or the vehicle ahead is
beyond the selected following gap,
then the vehicle speed will increase to
the set speed.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 118.
The increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
Reducing Speed While ACC is at a
Set Speed
If ACC is already activated, do one of
the following:
. Use the brake to get to the desired
lower speed. Release the brake and
press SET–. 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.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 118.
The increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
Selecting the Follow Distance
When a slower moving vehicle is
detected ahead within the selected
following gap, ACC will adjust the
vehicle's speed and attempt to
maintain the follow distance gap
selected.
Press [ on the steering wheel to
adjust the following gap. Each press
cycles the gap button through three
settings: Far, Medium, or Near.
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When pressed, the current gap setting
displays briefly on the instrument
cluster and HUD, if equipped.
Subsequent presses cycle the gap
button through three settings: Far,
Medium, or Near. The gap setting will
be maintained until it is changed.
Since each gap setting corresponds to
a following time (Far, Medium,
or Near), the following distance will
vary based on vehicle speed. The
faster the vehicle speed, the further
back your vehicle will follow a vehicle
detected ahead. Consider traffic and
weather conditions when selecting the
following gap. The range of selectable
gaps may not be appropriate for all
drivers and driving conditions.
Changing the gap setting
automatically changes the alert timing
sensitivity (Far, Medium, or Near) for
the Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
feature. See Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System 0 232.
Alerting the Driver
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See Defensive Driving 0 178.
Approaching and Following a
Vehicle
Without Head-Up Display
The vehicle ahead indicator is in the
instrument cluster and HUD display,
if equipped.
With Head-Up Display
If ACC is engaged, driver action may
be required when ACC cannot apply
sufficient braking because of
approaching a vehicle too rapidly.
When this condition occurs, a series
of red lights or the collision alert
symbol on the HUD, if equipped, 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 0 144.
The vehicle ahead indicator only
displays when a vehicle is detected in
your vehicle’s path moving in the
same direction.
If this indicator is not displaying, ACC
will not respond to or brake to
vehicles ahead.
ACC automatically slows the vehicle
down and adjusts vehicle speed to
follow the vehicle in front at the
selected follow gap. The vehicle speed
increases or decreases to follow the
vehicle in front of you, but will not
exceed the set speed. It may apply
limited braking, if necessary. When
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braking is active, the brake lamps will
come on. The automatic braking may
feel or sound different than if the
brakes were applied manually. This is
normal.
Stationary or Very Slow-Moving
Objects
ACC Automatically Disengages
Notification to Resume ACC
ACC may automatically disengage and
the driver will need to manually apply
the brakes to slow the vehicle if:
. The sensors are blocked.
ACC will maintain a follow gap behind
a detected vehicle and slow your
vehicle to a stop behind that vehicle.
.
The Traction Control System (TCS)
or electronic stability control
system has activated or been
disabled.
.
There is a fault in the system.
.
The radar falsely reports a
blockage when driving in a desert
or remote area with no other
vehicles or roadside objects. A DIC
message may display to indicate
that ACC is temporarily
unavailable.
{ Warning
ACC may not detect and react to
stopped or slow-moving vehicles
ahead of you. For example, the
system may not brake for a vehicle
it has never detected moving. This
can occur in stop-and-go traffic or
when a vehicle suddenly appears
due to a vehicle ahead changing
lanes. Your vehicle may not stop
and could cause a crash. Use
caution when using ACC. Your
complete attention is always
required while driving and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes.
The ACC indicator will turn white
when ACC is no longer active.
In some cases, when ACC will not
activate, regular Cruise Control may
be used. See “Switching Between ACC
and Regular Cruise Control” previously
in this section. Always consider
driving conditions before using either
cruise control system.
If the stopped vehicle ahead has
driven away and ACC has not
resumed, the vehicle ahead indicator
will flash as a reminder to check
traffic before proceeding. In addition,
the left and right sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse three times,
or three beeps will sound. See ”Alert
Type” and “Adaptive Cruise Go
Notifier” in “Collision/Detection
Systems” under Vehicle Personalization
0 144.
When the vehicle ahead drives away,
press +RES or the accelerator pedal to
resume ACC. If stopped for more than
two minutes or if the driver door is
opened and the driver seat belt is
unbuckled, the ACC automatically
applies the Electric Parking Brake
(EPB) to hold the vehicle. The EPB
status light will turn on. See Electric
Parking Brake 0 204. To release the
EPB, press the accelerator pedal.
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A DIC warning message may display
indicating to shift to P (Park) before
exiting the vehicle.
{ Warning
If ACC has stopped the vehicle, and
if ACC is disengaged, turned off,
or canceled, the vehicle will no
longer be held at a stop. The vehicle
can move. When ACC is holding the
vehicle at a stop, always be
prepared to manually apply the
brakes.
{ Warning
Leaving the vehicle without placing
it in P (Park) can be dangerous. Do
not leave the vehicle while it is
being held at a stop by ACC. Always
place the vehicle in P (Park) and
turn off the ignition before leaving
the vehicle.
ACC Override
If using the accelerator pedal while
ACC is active, the ACC indicator turns
blue on the instrument cluster and in
the HUD (if equipped) to indicate that
automatic braking will not occur. 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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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.
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ACC may occasionally provide an alert
and/or braking that is considered
unnecessary. It could respond to
vehicles in different lanes, signs,
guardrails, and other stationary
objects when entering or exiting a
curve. This is normal operation. The
vehicle does not need service.
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.
Other Vehicle Lane Changes
ACC will not detect a vehicle ahead
until it is completely in the lane. The
brake may need to be manually
applied.
ACC may detect a vehicle that is not
in your lane and apply the brakes.
Do Not Use ACC on Hills and When
Towing a Trailer
Do not use ACC when driving on steep
hills or when towing a trailer. ACC will
not detect a vehicle in the lane while
driving on steep hills. The driver will
often need to take over acceleration
and braking on steep hills, especially
when towing a trailer. If the brakes are
applied, the ACC disengages.
Ending ACC
There are three ways to
disengage ACC:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal.
.
.
*.
Press J.
Press
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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
The camera sensor on the windshield
behind the rearview mirror and the
radar sensors on the front of the
vehicle can become blocked by snow,
ice, dirt, or mud. These areas need to
be cleaned for ACC to operate
properly.
If ACC will not operate, regular Cruise
Control may be available. See
“Switching Between ACC and Regular
Cruise Control” previously in this
section. Always consider driving
conditions before using either cruise
control system.
For cleaning instructions, see
“Washing the Vehicle” under Exterior
Care 0 329.
System operation may also be limited
under snow, heavy rain, or road spray
conditions.
Driver Assistance
Systems
This vehicle may have features that
work together to help avoid crashes or
reduce crash damage while driving,
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 0 178.
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.
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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 0 144.
When the vehicle is shifted into
R (Reverse), the RVC displays an
image of the area behind the vehicle
in the infotainment display. The
previous screen displays when the
vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse)
after a short delay. To return to the
previous screen sooner, press any
button on the infotainment system,
shift into P (Park), or reach a vehicle
speed of approximately 12 km/h
(8 mph). Select Front or Rear Camera
on the camera screen to view the front
or rear camera views. Select Guidance
Lines on the camera screen to enable
or disable the guidance lines.
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 0 144.
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, Curb
View 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
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
2. Corners of the Rear Bumper
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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.
A warning triangle may display to
show that Rear Parking Assist (RPA)
has detected an object. This triangle
changes from amber to red and
increases in size the closer the object.
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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
Surround Vision (CTS Only)
If equipped, Surround Vision displays
an image of the area surrounding the
vehicle, along with the front or rear
camera views in the infotainment
display. The front camera is in the
grille or near the front emblem, the
side cameras are on the bottom of the
outside rearview mirrors, and the rear
camera is above the license plate.
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Front Vision Camera (CTS Only)
1. Views Displayed by the
Surround Vision Cameras
2. Area Not Shown
{ Warning
The Surround Vision cameras have
blind spots and will not display all
objects near the corners of the
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If equipped, a view of the area in front
of the vehicle displays in the
infotainment display. The view
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displays after shifting from R (Reverse)
to a forward gear, or by touching
CAMERA on the infotainment display,
and when the vehicle is moving
forward slower than 8 km/h (5 mph).
If equipped, the front vision camera
also displays when the Parking Assist
system detects an object within
30 cm (12 in).
Curb View Camera (CTS-V
Series Only)
If equipped, a view of the area in front
of the vehicle shows in the
infotainment display. The display
shows a top down view on the top of
the screen and left and right front
camera images on the bottom. The
front views display after shifting from
R (Reverse) to a forward gear, or by
touching CAMERA on the
infotainment display, and when the
vehicle is moving forward slower than
8 km/h (5 mph). If equipped, the front
camera images also display when the
Parking Assist system detects an
object within 60 cm (24 in). The front
cameras are on both sides of the front
fascia.
{ 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
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damage, even with Parking Assist,
always check the area around the
vehicle and check all mirrors before
moving forward or backing.
object is very close (<0.6 m (2 ft) in the
vehicle rear, or <0.3 m (1 ft) in the
vehicle front), five beeps will sound
from the front or rear depending
where the object is detected, or both
sides of the Safety Alert Seat will
pulse five times. Beeps for FPA are
higher pitched than for RPA.
Backing Warning and Reverse
Automatic Braking
Vehicles with Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC) have the Backing Warning and
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
system. The Backing Warning part of
this system can warn of rear objects
when backing up at speeds greater
than 8 km/h (5 mph).
The 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
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.
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.
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{ Warning
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.
Pressing the brake pedal after the
vehicle comes to a stop will release
the Reverse Automatic Braking. If the
brake pedal is not pressed soon after
the stop, the electric parking brake
may be set. When it is safe, press the
accelerator pedal firmly at any time to
override the Reverse Automatic
Braking.
{ Warning
There may be instances where
unexpected or undesired automatic
braking occurs. If this happens,
either press the brake pedal or
firmly press the accelerator pedal to
release the brakes from the RAB
system. Before releasing the brakes,
check the RVC 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 infotainment
display 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.
Turning the Features On or Off
The X button on the center stack is
used to turn on or off the Front and
Rear Parking Assist, Rear Cross Traffic
Alert, Backing Warning, and Reverse
Automatic Braking system at the same
time. The indicator light next to the
button comes on when the features
are on and turns off when the features
have been disabled.
Turn off parking assist and Reverse
Automatic Braking when towing a
trailer.
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RCTA can also be turned on or off
through vehicle personalization. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
If equipped, APA searches for and
steers the vehicle into parallel and
perpendicular parking spots. When
using APA, you must still shift gears,
and control the brakes and
accelerator. A display and audible
beeps help to guide parking
maneuvers.
{ 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
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adjacent vehicle, or a person or
object entering the parking space.
APA does not detect or avoid traffic
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.
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When enabled, APA searches for
parallel parking spaces to the right of
the vehicle. To search for a parking
space to the left, turn on the left turn
signal or, if available, change the side
selection in the infotainment display.
To switch the parking mode between
parallel and perpendicular, press and
hold O during the search process or,
if available, change the parking mode
in the infotainment display.
After completely passing a large
enough space, an audible beep occurs
and a red stop symbol is displayed.
If the vehicle is in R (Reverse), but
does not steer into the expected
space, this may be because the system
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is maneuvering the vehicle into a
previously detected space. The APA
system does not need service.
APA will instruct the vehicle to stop
once a large enough space is found.
Follow the displayed instructions.
When instructed to drive in reverse,
shift to R (Reverse) to engage
automatic steering. The steering wheel
will briefly vibrate 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 and automatic steering
will turn off. A progress arrow displays
the status of the parking maneuver.
Depending on the space size,
additional maneuvers may be
required, and there will be additional
instructions. When changing gears,
allow the automatic steering to
complete before continuing the
parking maneuver. Upon successful
completion of a maneuver, APA will
beep and display a PARKING
COMPLETE message. Place the vehicle
in P (Park).
APA may automatically disengage if:
. The steering wheel is used by the
driver.
. The maximum allowed speed is
exceeded.
. There is a failure with the APA
system.
. Electronic stability control or
antilock brakes are activated.
. A high priority vehicle message is
displayed in the DIC.
To cancel APA, 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.
Assistance Systems for
Driving
If equipped, when driving the vehicle
in a forward gear, Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), Lane Departure Warning
(LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA), Lane Change
Alert (LCA), and/or Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB) can help to
avoid a crash or reduce crash damage.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
If equipped, the FCA system may help
to avoid or reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes. When approaching
a vehicle ahead too quickly, FCA
provides a flashing red alert on the
windshield and rapidly beeps or pulses
the Safety Alert Seat. FCA also lights
an amber visual alert if following
another vehicle much too closely.
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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
0 217.
FCA can be disabled with either the
FCA steering wheel control or,
if equipped, through vehicle
personalization. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
{ Warning
FCA is a warning system and does
not apply the brakes. When
approaching a slower-moving or
stopped vehicle ahead too rapidly,
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 0 178.
FCA warnings will not occur unless
the FCA system detects a vehicle
ahead. When a vehicle is detected, the
vehicle ahead indicator will display
green. Vehicles may not be detected
on curves, highway exit ramps,
or hills, due to poor visibility; or if a
vehicle ahead is partially blocked by
pedestrians or other objects. FCA will
not detect another vehicle ahead until
it is completely in the driving lane.
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{ Warning
FCA does not provide a warning to
help avoid a crash, unless it detects
a vehicle. FCA may not detect a
vehicle ahead if the FCA sensor is
blocked by dirt, snow, or ice, or if
the windshield is damaged. It may
also not detect a vehicle on winding
or hilly roads, or in conditions that
can limit visibility such as fog, rain,
or snow, or if the headlamps or
windshield are not cleaned or in
proper condition. Keep the
windshield, headlamps, and FCA
sensors clean and in good repair.
Collision Alert
With Head-Up Display
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Tailgating Alert
Without Head-Up Display
When your vehicle approaches
another detected vehicle too rapidly,
the red FCA display will flash on the
windshield. Also, eight high-pitched
beeps will sound from the front,
or both sides of the Safety Alert Seat
will pulse five times. When this
Collision Alert occurs, the brake
system may prepare for driver braking
to occur more rapidly which can cause
a brief, mild deceleration. Continue to
apply the brake pedal as needed.
Cruise control may be disengaged
when the Collision Alert occurs.
The vehicle ahead indicator will
display amber when you are following
a detected vehicle ahead much too
closely.
Selecting the Alert Timing
The Collision Alert control is on the
steering wheel. Press [ to set the
FCA timing to Far, Medium, Near,
or on some vehicles, Off. The first
button press shows the current setting
on the DIC. Additional button presses
will change this setting. The chosen
setting will remain until it is changed
and will affect the timing of both the
Collision Alert and the Tailgating
Alert features. The timing of both
alerts will vary based on vehicle speed.
The faster the vehicle speed, the
farther away the alert will occur.
Consider traffic and weather
conditions when selecting the alert
timing. The range of selectable alert
timing may not be appropriate for all
drivers and driving conditions.
If your vehicle is equipped with
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
changing the FCA timing setting
automatically changes the ACC
following gap setting (Far, Medium,
or Near).
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Following Distance Indicator
The following distance to a moving
vehicle ahead in your path is indicated
in following time in seconds on the
Driver Information Center (DIC). See
Driver Information Center (DIC) 0 137.
The minimum following time is
0.5 seconds away. If there is no vehicle
detected ahead, or the vehicle ahead is
out of sensor range, dashes will be
displayed.
Unnecessary Alerts
FCA may provide unnecessary alerts
for turning vehicles, vehicles in other
lanes, objects that are not vehicles,
or shadows. These alerts are normal
operation and the vehicle does not
need service.
Cleaning the System
If the FCA system does not seem to
operate properly, this may correct the
issue:
. Clean the outside of the
windshield in front of the rearview
mirror.
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.
Clean the entire front of the
vehicle.
{ Warning
.
Clean the headlamps.
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.
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 0 232.
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).
FAB may not:
. Detect a vehicle ahead on
winding or hilly roads.
. Detect all vehicles, especially
vehicles with a trailer,
tractors, muddy vehicles, etc.
. Detect a vehicle when
weather limits visibility, such
as in fog, rain, or snow.
. Detect a vehicle ahead if it is
partially blocked by
pedestrians or other objects.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes and/or steer the
vehicle to avoid crashes.
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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.
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 0 144.
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
{ Warning
IBA may activate when the brake
pedal is applied quickly by providing a
boost to braking based on the speed
of approach and distance to a vehicle
ahead.
Using FAB or IBA while towing a
trailer could cause you to lose
control of the vehicle and crash.
Turn the system to Off when
towing a trailer.
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA)
If equipped, the SBZA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists drivers
with avoiding crashes that occur with
moving vehicles in the side blind zone
(or spot) areas. When the vehicle is in
a forward gear, the left or right side
mirror display will light up if a moving
vehicle is detected in that blind zone.
If the turn signal is activated and a
vehicle is also detected on the same
side, the display will flash as an extra
warning not to change lanes. Since
this system is part of the Lane Change
Alert (LCA) system, read the entire
LCA section before using this feature.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists drivers
with avoiding lane change crashes
that occur with moving vehicles in the
side blind zone (or spot) areas or with
vehicles rapidly approaching these
areas from behind. The LCA warning
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display will light up in the
corresponding outside side mirror and
will flash if the turn signal is on.
LCA Detection Zones
{ Warning
LCA does not alert the driver to
vehicles outside of the system
detection zones, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals. It may not
provide alerts when changing lanes
under all driving conditions. Failure
to use proper care when changing
lanes may result in injury, death,
or vehicle damage. Before making a
lane change, always check mirrors,
glance over your shoulder, and use
the turn signals.
1. SBZA Detection Zone
2. LCA Detection Zone
The LCA sensor covers a zone of
approximately one lane over from
both sides of the vehicle, or 3.5 m
(11 ft). The height of the zone is
approximately between 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
and 2 m (6 ft) off the ground. The Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) warning area
starts at approximately the middle of
the vehicle and goes back 5 m (16 ft).
Drivers are also warned of vehicles
rapidly approaching from up to 25 m
(82 ft) behind the vehicle.
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How the System Works
The LCA symbol lights up in the side
mirrors when the system detects a
moving vehicle in the next lane over
that is in the side blind zone or
rapidly approaching that zone from
behind. A lit LCA symbol indicates it
may be unsafe to change lanes. Before
making a lane change, check the LCA
display, check mirrors, glance over
your shoulder, and use the turn
signals.
Left Side Mirror
Display
Right Side Mirror
Display
When the vehicle is started, both
outside mirror LCA displays will
briefly come on to indicate the system
is operating. When the vehicle is in a
forward gear, the left or right side
mirror display will light up if a moving
vehicle is detected in the next lane
over in that blind zone or rapidly
approaching that zone. If the turn
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signal is activated in the same
direction as a detected vehicle, this
display will flash as an extra warning
not to change lanes.
LCA can be disabled through vehicle
personalization. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 144. If LCA is
disabled by the driver, the LCA mirror
displays will not light up.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The LCA system requires some driving
for the system to calibrate to
maximum performance. This
calibration may occur more quickly if
the vehicle is driven on a straight
highway road with traffic and roadside
objects (e.g., guardrails, barriers).
During a trip, the LCA system is not
operational until the vehicle first
reaches a speed of 24 km/h (15 mph).
LCA displays may not come on when
passing a vehicle quickly, for a
stopped vehicle, or when towing a
trailer. The LCA detection zones that
extend back from the side of the
vehicle do not move further back
when a trailer is towed. Use caution
while changing lanes when towing a
trailer. LCA may alert to objects
attached to the vehicle, such as a
trailer, bicycle, or object extending out
to either side of the vehicle. Attached
objects may also interfere with the
detection of vehicles. This is normal
system operation; the vehicle does not
need service.
LCA may not always alert the driver to
vehicles in the next lane over,
especially in wet conditions or when
driving on sharp curves. The system
does not need to be serviced. The
system may light up due to guardrails,
signs, trees, shrubs, and other
non-moving objects. This is normal
system operation; the vehicle does not
need service.
LCA may not operate when the LCA
sensors in the left or right corners of
the rear bumper are covered with
mud, dirt, snow, ice, or slush, or in
heavy rainstorms. For cleaning
instructions, see "Washing the
Vehicle" under Exterior Care 0 329.
If the DIC still displays the system
unavailable message after cleaning
both sides of the vehicle toward the
rear corners of the vehicle, see your
dealer.
If the LCA displays do not light up
when moving vehicles are in the side
blind zone or rapidly approaching this
zone and the system is clean, the
system may need service. Take the
vehicle to your dealer.
When LCA is disabled for any reason
other than the driver turning it off,
the Lane Change Alert On option will
not be available on the
personalization menu.
Radio Frequency Information
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 367.
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may provide a warning
if the vehicle is crossing a detected
lane marking without using a turn
signal in the lane departure direction.
Since this system is part of the Lane
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Keep Assist (LKA) system, read the
entire LKA section before using this
feature.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal in
that direction. It may also provide a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system alert as the lane marking is
crossed. The LKA system will not
assist or provide an LDW alert if it
detects that you are actively steering.
Override LKA by turning the steering
wheel. LKA uses a camera to detect
lane markings between 60 km/h (37
mph) and 180 km/h (112 mph).
{ Warning
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
It may not keep the vehicle in the
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Warning (Continued)
lane or give a Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) alert, even if a lane
marking is detected.
when approaching the lane on the
side where it has detected a lane
marking. Even with LKA and LDW,
you must steer the vehicle. Always
keep your attention on the road and
maintain proper vehicle position
within the lane, or vehicle damage,
injury, or death could occur. Always
keep the windshield, headlamps,
and camera sensors clean and in
good repair. Do not use LKA in bad
weather conditions.
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.
.
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
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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.
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To turn LKA on and off, press
on the center stack.
A
When on, A is green if LKA is
available to assist and provide LDW
alerts. It may assist by gently turning
the steering wheel and display A
as amber if the vehicle approaches a
detected lane marking without
using a turn signal in that direction.
It may also provide an LDW alert by
flashing A amber as the lane
marking is crossed. Additionally, there
may be three beeps, or the driver seat
may pulse three times, on the right or
left, depending on the lane departure
direction.
Take Steering
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle. If LKA
does not detect active driver steering,
an alert, chime, or DIC message may
be provided. Move the steering wheel
to dismiss.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The system performance may be
affected by:
. Close vehicles ahead.
.
Sudden lighting changes, such as
when driving through tunnels.
.
Banked roads.
.
Roads with poor lane markings,
such as two-lane roads.
If the LKA system is not functioning
properly when lane markings are
clearly visible, cleaning the windshield
may help.
A camera blocked message may
display if the camera is blocked.
Cleaning the outside of the windshield
behind the rearview mirror may
correct the issue. Some driver
assistance systems may have reduced
performance or not work at all. An
LKA or LDW unavailable message may
display if the systems are temporarily
unavailable. This message could be
due to a blocked camera. The LKA
system does not need service. Clean
the outside of the windshield behind
the rearview mirror.
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.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle
If equipped and travelling in the U.S.
or Canada, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V)
can communicate with other
V2V-equipped vehicles to send and
receive vehicle location, speed,
direction, and notices regarding
certain traffic situations from up to
approximately 300 m (980 ft) away.
Under certain conditions, V2V may
provide notice of certain traffic
situations, such as when other
V2V-equipped vehicles ahead may be
braking hard, disabled, on slippery
roads, or in a crash.
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V2V does not automatically brake or
steer the vehicle.
{ Warning
V2V features work only when other
nearby vehicles equipped with V2V
are detected and communications
are received. V2V may not detect
other V2V-equipped vehicles or
receive communications under
certain conditions, including
around tall buildings; in parking
garages; around airports; in tunnels
and underpasses; in an area with
very dense trees; or where the roof
antenna is blocked by objects such
as roof carriers, snow or ice.
Communication failures or delays
can occur and may not provide
notice sufficiently in advance to
help avoid a crash, or may not
provide any notices at all. Pay
attention to the road and operation
of the vehicle at all times and be
ready to take action and apply the
brakes. See Defensive Driving 0 178.
{ Warning
V2V does not detect or warn of
pedestrians, animals, signs,
guardrails, bridges, construction
barrels, or other objects.
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Unnecessary Alerts
V2V features may provide alerts to
driving situations that are too early or
unnecessary. These alerts are normal
operation and the vehicle does not
need service.
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON
Under certain conditions, V2V can
notify of situations that are beyond
line-of-sight. It is important to
understand the feature operation to be
prepared when events that may not be
seen immediately are detected.
Even if the V2V features are turned off
through vehicle personalization,
information from the vehicle is sent to
other vehicles equipped with V2V.
Other vehicles equipped with V2V may
be alerted to certain events involving
your vehicle, such as hard braking;
activation of hazard warning flashers;
an airbag deployment; or a
StabiliTrak, Traction Control,
or Antilock Brake System (ABS) event.
V2V communications are not stored
by the vehicle and cannot be used to
identify owners or occupants or to
later track the vehicle’s location.
If this message displays, V2V features
may need service. Do not use them.
Take the vehicle to your dealer.
V2V Hard Braking Ahead
When the vehicle is traveling above
40 km/h (25 mph), V2V may detect
when a V2V-equipped vehicle ahead is
braking hard. Under these conditions,
V2V may display a Driver Information
Center (DIC) message and icon.
If equipped, a red flashing alert on the
windshield may also occur.
With Head-Up Display
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A chime or two seat pulses may also
occur.
TRAFFIC INFORMATION OFF
Without Head-Up Display
This message displays when the V2V
Disabled Vehicle Ahead feature has
been turned off.
When a detected vehicle is braking
extremely hard, rapid beeps or seat
pulses may also occur.
To enable or disable this feature, see
“Traffic and Roadside Information”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
To enable or disable this feature, see
“Connected Vehicle Braking Alert”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
V2V Slippery Road Ahead
V2V Disabled Vehicle Ahead
When the vehicle is traveling above
20 km/h (13 mph), V2V may detect
when a V2V-equipped vehicle ahead
has a deployed airbag. When the
vehicle is traveling above 60 km/h
(38 mph), V2V may detect when a
V2V-equipped vehicle ahead has
warning flashers active and is moving
slowly or has stopped. Under these
disabled vehicle conditions, V2V may
display the DIC message HAZARD
LIGHTS AHEAD and the estimated
distance to the vehicle.
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.
When the vehicle is traveling above
32 km/h (20 mph), V2V may detect
when a V2V-equipped vehicle ahead
has a StabiliTrak, Traction Control,
or Antilock Brake System (ABS) event.
This could indicate that the road
ahead is slippery or has low traction.
Under these conditions, V2V may
display a DIC message.
TRAFFIC INFORMATION OFF
This message displays when the V2V
Slippery Road Ahead feature has been
turned off.
To enable or disable this feature, see
“Traffic and Roadside Information”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
Do not use any fuel labeled E85 or
FlexFuel. Do not use gasoline with
ethanol levels greater than 15% by
volume.
If the vehicle has an LGX 3.6L
V6 engine, use regular unleaded
gasoline meeting ASTM specification
D4814 with a posted octane rating of
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87 or higher. Do not use gasoline with
a posted octane rating of less than 87,
as this may cause engine knock and
will lower fuel economy.
If the vehicle has an LTG 2.0L L4
Turbo engine, premium unleaded
gasoline meeting ASTM specification
D4814 with a posted octane rating of
93 is highly recommended for best
performance and fuel economy.
Unleaded gasoline with an octane
rated as low as 87 can be used. Using
unleaded gasoline rated below
93 octane, however, will lead to
reduced acceleration and fuel
economy. If knocking occurs, use a
gasoline rated at 93 octane as soon as
possible, otherwise, the engine could
be damaged. If heavy knocking is
heard when using gasoline with a
93 octane rating, the engine needs
service.
If the vehicle has an LF3 3.6L V6 Twin
Turbo or the LT4 V8 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.
Caution (Continued)
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.
.
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.
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
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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
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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)
0 128. If this occurs, return to your
authorized dealer for diagnosis. If it is
determined that the condition is
caused by the type of fuel used,
repairs may not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Fuels in Foreign Countries
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico post
fuel octane ratings in anti-knock index
(AKI). For fuel not to use in a foreign
country, see “Prohibited Fuels” in Fuel
0 242.
Fuel Additives
To keep fuel systems clean, TOP TIER
detergent gasoline is recommended.
See Fuel 0 242.
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 (Continued)
.
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.
.
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.
{ 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.
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{ Warning
Filling the Tank with a Portable
Gas Can
Overfilling the fuel tank by more
than three clicks of a standard fill
nozzle may cause:
. Vehicle performance issues,
including engine stalling and
damage to the fuel system.
. Fuel spills.
If the vehicle runs out of fuel and
must be filled from a portable gas can:
.
To open the fuel door, push and
release the rearward center edge of
the door. The fuel door is locked when
the vehicle doors are locked. Press K
on the RKE transmitter to unlock. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 30.
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.
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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
0 329.
{ Warning
If a fire starts while you are
refueling, do not remove the nozzle.
Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting
off the pump or by notifying the
station attendant. Leave the area
immediately.
1. Locate the capless funnel
adapter from under the carpet in
the trunk.
2. Insert and latch the funnel into
the capless fuel system.
{ Warning
Attempting to refuel without using
the funnel adapter may cause fuel
spillage and damage the capless
fuel system. This could cause a fire
and you or others could be badly
burned and the vehicle could be
damaged.
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3. After filling the tank, remove and
clean the funnel adapter and
return it to the storage location.
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container
Warning (Continued)
keep it in contact with the fill
opening until filling is
complete.
.
Fill the container no more
than 95% full to allow for
expansion.
.
Do not smoke, light matches,
or use lighters while
pumping fuel.
.
Avoid using cell phones or
other electronic devices.
{ Warning
Filling a portable fuel container
while it is in the vehicle can cause
fuel vapors that can ignite either by
static electricity or other means.
You or others could be badly
burned and the vehicle could be
damaged. Always:
. Use approved fuel containers.
.
Remove the container from
the vehicle, trunk, or pickup
bed before filling.
.
Place the container on the
ground.
.
Place the nozzle inside the fill
opening of the container
before dispensing fuel, and
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Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information
Only use towing equipment that has
been designed for the vehicle. Contact
your dealer or trailering dealer for
assistance with preparing the vehicle
for towing a trailer. Read the entire
section before towing a trailer.
For towing a disabled vehicle, see
Towing the Vehicle 0 325. For towing
the vehicle behind another vehicle
such as a motor home, see
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 326.
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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.
Do not tow a trailer during the
first 2 414 km (1,500 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) 0 235.
.
Turn off Parking Assist when
towing.
{ Warning
When towing a trailer, exhaust
gases may collect at the rear of the
vehicle and enter if the liftgate,
trunk/hatch, or rear-most window
is open.
When towing a trailer:
. Do not drive with the liftgate,
trunk/hatch, or rear-most
window open.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Also adjust the climate
control system to a setting
that brings in only outside air.
See “Climate Control Systems”
in the Index.
For more information about carbon
monoxide, see Engine Exhaust
0 199.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. The
combination you are driving is longer
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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
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so it is necessary to go much farther
beyond the passed vehicle before
returning to the lane.
shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees,
or other objects. Avoid jerky or sudden
maneuvers. Signal well in advance.
Backing Up
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.
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
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 0 274.
Parking on Hills
{ Warning
Parking the vehicle on a hill with
the trailer attached can be
dangerous. If something goes
wrong, the rig could start to move.
People can be injured, and both the
vehicle and the trailer can be
damaged. When possible, always
park the rig on a flat surface.
If parking the rig on a hill:
1. Press the brake pedal, but do not
shift into P (Park) yet. Turn the
wheels into the curb if facing
downhill or into traffic if facing
uphill.
2. Have someone place chocks
under the trailer wheels.
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3. When the wheel chocks are in
place, release the regular brakes
until the chocks absorb the load.
4. Reapply the brake pedal. Then
apply the parking brake and shift
into P (Park).
5. Release the brake pedal.
Leaving After Parking on a Hill
1. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine.
3. Shift into a gear.
4. Release the parking brake.
5. Let up on the brake pedal.
6. Drive slowly until the trailer is
clear of the chocks.
7. Stop and have someone pick up
and store the chocks.
Maintenance when Trailer
Towing
The vehicle needs service more often
when pulling a trailer. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 339. Things
that are especially important in trailer
operation are automatic transmission
fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts,
cooling system, and brake system. It is
a good idea to inspect these before
and during the trip.
Check periodically to see that all hitch
nuts and bolts are tight.
Trailer Towing (V6 Engine,
Non Twin Turbo)
Before pulling a trailer, there are three
important considerations that have to
do with weight:
. The weight of the trailer.
.
The weight of the trailer tongue.
.
The 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
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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” later in this section.
Maximum trailer weight is calculated
assuming only the driver is in the tow
vehicle and it has all the required
trailering equipment. The weight of
additional optional equipment,
passengers, and cargo in the tow
vehicle must be subtracted from the
maximum trailer weight.
Ask your dealer for trailering
information or advice.
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
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vehicle can tow. If towing a trailer, the
tongue load must be added to the
GVW because the vehicle will be
carrying that weight, too. See Vehicle
Load Limits 0 188.
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 0 188. Make sure not to go
over the GVW limit for the vehicle,
including the weight of the trailer
tongue.
Trailer Towing (V6 Twin
Turbo)
The vehicle is neither designed nor
intended to tow a trailer.
The trailer tongue (1) should weigh 10
to 15 percent 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.
Towing Equipment
(V6 Engine, Non Twin
Turbo)
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 0 199.
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?
State and local regulations may
require the trailer to have its own
braking system if loaded above a
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certain threshold. Trailer brake
requirements vary from state to state.
Be sure to read and follow the
instructions for the trailer brakes so
they are installed, adjusted, and
maintained properly.
Because the vehicle has antilock
brakes, do not tap into the vehicle's
brake system. If this is done, both
brake systems will not work well or
at all
Towing Equipment (V6
Twin Turbo)
The vehicle is neither designed nor
intended to tow a trailer.
Conversions and
Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment
{ Warning
The Data Link Connector (DLC) is
used for vehicle service and
Emission Inspection/Maintenance
testing. See Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine Light) 0 128.
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 86 and
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 87.
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Vehicle Care
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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253
254
254
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Compartment
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery - North America . . . . . . . . .
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . .
Windshield Replacement . . . . . . . .
Gas Strut(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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280
280
280
281
281
Headlamp Aiming
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Bulb Replacement
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256
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265
266
267
269
274
275
275
276
277
279
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back-Up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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283
283
283
283
284
Electrical System
Electrical System Overload . . . . . .
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . .
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . .
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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285
286
289
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Wheels and Tires
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Run-Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Terminology and
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Monitor System . . .
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Different Size Tires and
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . .
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Towing the Vehicle
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . 326
Appearance Care
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
General Information
For service and parts needs, visit your
dealer. You will receive genuine GM
parts and GM-trained and supported
service people.
Genuine GM parts have one of these
marks:
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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
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. For more information go
to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/
passenger-vehicle.
See Battery - North America 0 277 and
Jump Starting - North America 0 323
and the back cover.
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California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements
Certain types of automotive
applications, such as airbag initiators,
seat belt pretensioners, and lithium
batteries contained in Remote Keyless
Entry transmitters, may contain
perchlorate materials. Special
handling may be necessary. For
additional information, see
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate.
Accessories and
Modifications
Adding non-dealer accessories or
making modifications to the vehicle
can affect vehicle performance and
safety, including such things as
airbags, braking, stability, ride and
handling, emissions systems,
aerodynamics, durability, and
electronic systems like antilock
brakes, traction control, and stability
control. These accessories or
modifications could even cause
malfunction or damage not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Damage to suspension components
caused by modifying vehicle height
outside of factory settings will not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Damage to vehicle components
resulting from modifications or the
installation or use of non-GM certified
parts, including control module or
software modifications, is not covered
under the terms of the vehicle
warranty and may affect remaining
warranty coverage for affected parts.
GM Accessories are designed to
complement and function with other
systems on the vehicle. See your
dealer to accessorize the vehicle using
genuine GM Accessories installed by a
dealer technician.
Also, see Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 87.
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’s 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 0 366.
This vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to do your own
service work, see Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 86.
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To close the hood:
Keep a record with all parts receipts
and list the mileage and the date of
any service work performed. See
Maintenance Records 0 351.
Before closing the hood, be sure all
filler caps are on properly. Then, bring
the hood from full open to within
152 mm (6 in) of the closed position.
Pause, then push the front center of
the hood with a swift, firm motion to
fully close the hood.
Caution
Even small amounts of
contamination can cause damage to
vehicle systems. Do not allow
contaminants to contact the fluids,
reservoir caps, or dipsticks.
Hood
To open the hood:
1. Pull the hood release lever with
this symbol on it. It is on the
lower left side of the instrument
panel.
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2. 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.
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Engine Compartment Overview
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG)
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer Fluid
0 275.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
0 269.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 323.
5. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 323.
3. Engine Compartment Fuse Block
0 286.
6. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil
0 263.
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7. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System 0 269.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 263.
9. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 267.
10. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brake
Fluid 0 276.
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3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer Fluid
0 275.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
0 269.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 323.
5. Engine Compartment Fuse Block
0 286.
3. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 323.
6. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System 0 269.
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7. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil
0 263.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 263.
9. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brake
Fluid 0 276.
10. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 267.
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3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer Fluid
0 275.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
0 269.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 323.
5. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 323.
3. Engine Compartment Fuse Block
0 286.
6. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System 0 269.
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7. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil
0 263.
8. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 263.
9. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 267.
10. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brake
Fluid 0 276.
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6.2L V8 Engine (LT4)
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1. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer Fluid
0 275.
2. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 323.
3. Engine Compartment Fuse Block
0 286.
4. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
0 269.
5. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 323.
6. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 263.
7. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System 0 269.
8. Engine Oil Fill Cap (Out of View).
See Engine Oil 0 263.
9. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 267.
10. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brake
Fluid 0 276.
Engine Oil
To ensure proper engine performance
and long life, careful attention must
be paid to engine oil. Following these
simple, but important steps will help
protect your investment:
. Use engine oil approved to the
proper specification and of the
proper viscosity grade. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in
this section.
. Check the engine oil level regularly
and maintain the proper oil level.
See “Checking Engine Oil” and
“When to Add Engine Oil” in this
section.
. Change the engine oil at the
appropriate time. See Engine Oil
Life System 0 265.
. 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
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handle is a loop. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 256 for the
location.
{ Warning
The engine oil dipstick handle may
be hot; it could burn you. Use a
towel or glove to touch the dipstick
handle.
If a low oil Driver Information Center
(DIC) message displays, check the oil
level.
Follow these guidelines:
. To get an accurate reading, park
the vehicle on level ground. Check
the engine oil level after the
engine has been off for at least
two hours. Checking the engine oil
level on steep grades or too soon
after engine shutoff can result in
incorrect readings. Accuracy
improves when checking a cold
engine prior to starting. Remove
the dipstick and check the level.
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If unable to wait two hours, the
engine must be off for at least
15 minutes if the engine is warm,
or at least 30 minutes if the
engine is not warm. Pull out the
dipstick, wipe it with a clean paper
towel or cloth, then push it back
in all the way. Remove it again,
keeping the tip down, and check
the level.
When to Add Engine Oil
2.0L L4 Turbo (LTG)
Caution (Continued)
3.6L V6 (LGX) Shown, 6.2L V8 (LT4)
Similar
If the oil is below the cross-hatched
area at the tip of the dipstick and the
engine has been off for at least
15 minutes, add 1 L (1 qt) of the
recommended oil and then recheck
the level. See “Selecting the Right
Engine Oil” later in this section for an
explanation of what kind of oil to use.
For engine oil crankcase capacity, see
Capacities and Specifications 0 353.
Caution
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo (LF3)
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.,
(Continued)
the engine has so much oil that the
oil level gets above the
cross-hatched area that shows the
proper operating range, the engine
could be damaged. You should
drain out the excess oil or limit
driving of the vehicle and seek a
service professional to remove the
excess amount of oil.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 256 for the location of the engine oil
fill cap.
Add enough oil to put the level
somewhere in the proper operating
range. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when through.
Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil depends
on both the proper oil specification
and viscosity grade. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 348.
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Specification
Ask for and use full synthetic 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.
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 Additives/Engine Oil
Flushes
Caution
Failure to use the recommended
engine oil or equivalent can result
in engine damage not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Viscosity Grade
Use SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade
engine oil.
Do not add anything to the oil. The
recommended oils meeting the dexos1
specification are all that is needed for
good performance and engine
protection.
Engine oil system flushes are not
recommended and could cause engine
damage not covered by the vehicle
warranty.
What to Do with Used Oil
Used engine oil contains certain
elements that can be unhealthy for
your skin and could even cause
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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
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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. Change the
oil as soon as possible within the next
1 000 km (600 mi). It is possible that,
if driving under the best conditions,
the oil life system might indicate that
an oil change is not necessary for up
to a year. The engine oil and filter
must be changed at least once a year
and at this time the system must be
reset. Your dealer has trained service
people who will perform this work and
reset the system. It is also important
to check the oil regularly over the
course of an oil drain interval and
keep it at the proper level.
If the system is ever reset accidentally,
the oil must be changed at 5 000 km
(3,000 mi) since the last oil change.
Remember to reset the oil life system
whenever the oil is changed.
How to Reset the Engine Oil Life
System
Reset the system whenever the engine
oil is changed so that the system can
calculate the next engine oil change.
To reset the system:
1. Using the DIC buttons, display
REMAINING OIL LIFE on the
DIC. See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 137.
2. Press and hold SEL to clear the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message and reset the oil life
at 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil life
display accidentally at any time
other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
The oil life system can also be reset as
follows:
1. Display REMAINING OIL LIFE on
the DIC. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 137.
2. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message is not on, the
system is reset.
The system is reset when the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message
is off.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message comes back on when the
vehicle is started, the engine oil life
system has not been reset. Repeat the
procedure.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid
How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid
It is not necessary to check the
transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs,
take the vehicle to your dealer and
have it repaired as soon as possible.
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The vehicle is not equipped with a
transmission fluid level dipstick.
There is a special procedure for
checking and changing the
transmission fluid. Because this
procedure is difficult, this should be
done at the dealer. Contact your dealer
for additional information.
Change the fluid and filter at the
intervals listed in Maintenance
Schedule 0 339, and be sure to use the
fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 348.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
The engine air cleaner/filter is in the
engine compartment on the driver
side of the vehicle. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 256.
When to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
For intervals on changing and
inspecting the engine air cleaner/filter,
see Maintenance Schedule 0 339.
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How to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
Do not start the engine or have the
engine running with the engine air
cleaner/filter housing open. Before
removing the engine air cleaner/filter,
make sure that the engine air cleaner/
filter housing and nearby components
are free of dirt and debris. Remove the
engine air cleaner/filter. Lightly tap
and shake the engine air cleaner/filter
(away from the vehicle), to release
loose dust and dirt. Inspect the engine
air cleaner/filter for damage, and
replace if damaged. Do not clean the
engine air cleaner/filter or
components with water or
compressed air.
To inspect or replace the air cleaner/
filter:
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG) Shown, 3.6L
V6 Engine (LGX) Similar
1. Remove the four screws on top
of the air cleaner/filter cover.
2. Lift the air/cleaner/filter cover
away from the air cleaner/filter
housing.
3. Pull out the air cleaner/filter.
4. Inspect or replace the air
cleaner/filter.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 to reinstall the
air cleaner/filter cover.
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3. Remove the screws (5) on top of
the air cleaner/filter cover.
4. Lift the air cleaner/filter cover
away from the air cleaner/filter
housing.
4. Inspect or replace the air
cleaner/filter.
6. Inspect or replace the air
cleaner/filter.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 to reinstall the
air cleaner/filter cover.
7. Reverse Steps 1–5 to reinstall the
air cleaner/filter cover.
{ Warning
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner/filter off can cause you or
others to be burned. The air cleaner
not only cleans the air; it helps to
stop flames if the engine backfires.
Use caution when working on the
engine and do not drive with the air
cleaner/filter off.
Lower Air Duct Clamp
Lower Electrical Connector
Upper Air Duct Clamp
Upper Electrical Connector
Screws
1. Disconnect the lower and upper
outlet ducts by loosening the
lower (1) and upper (3) air duct
clamps.
2. Disconnect the lower (2) and
upper (4) electrical connectors
and wiring attachments to air
cleaner/filter cover.
3. Pull out the air cleaner/filter.
5. Pull out the air cleaner/filter.
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
2. Lift the air cleaner/filter cover
away from the air cleaner/filter
housing.
6.2L V8 Engine (LT4)
1. Remove the screws on top of the
air cleaner/filter cover.
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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
driving.
Cooling System
The cooling system allows the engine
to maintain the correct working
temperature.
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG)
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
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{ Warning
Do not touch heater or radiator
hoses, or other engine parts. They
can be very hot and can burn you.
Do not run the engine if there is a
leak; all coolant could leak out.
That could cause an engine fire and
can burn you. Fix any leak before
driving the vehicle.
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
6.2L V8 Engine (LT4)
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
{ Warning
An underhood electric fan 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.
Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is
filled with DEX-COOL engine coolant.
See Maintenance Schedule 0 339 and
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
0 348.
The following explains the cooling
system and how to check and add
coolant when it is low. If there is a
problem with engine overheating, see
Engine Overheating 0 274.
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What to Use
{ Warning
Do not touch heater or radiator
hoses, or other engine parts. They
can be very hot and can burn you.
Do not run the engine if there is a
leak; all coolant could leak out.
That could cause an engine fire and
can burn you. Fix any leak before
driving the vehicle.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant. This mixture:
. Gives freezing protection down to
−37 °C (−34 °F), outside
temperature.
. Gives boiling protection up to
129 °C (265 °F), engine
temperature.
. Protects against rust and
corrosion.
. Will not damage aluminum parts.
.
Helps keep the proper engine
temperature.
Caution
Do not use anything other than a
mix of DEX-COOL coolant that
meets GM Standard GMW3420 and
clean, drinkable water. Anything
else can cause damage to the
engine cooling system and the
vehicle, which would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
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It is normal to see coolant moving in
the upper coolant hose return line
when the engine is running. It is also
normal to see bubbles entering the
surge tank through the small hose.
Check to see if coolant is visible in the
coolant surge tank. If the coolant
inside the coolant surge tank is
boiling, do not do anything else until
it cools down.
Never dispose of engine coolant by
putting it in the trash, pouring it on
the ground, or into sewers, streams,
or bodies of water. Have the coolant
changed by an authorized service
center, familiar with legal
requirements regarding used coolant
disposal. This will help protect the
environment and your health.
Checking Coolant
The vehicle must be on a level surface
when checking the coolant level.
If coolant is visible but the coolant
level is not at or above the indicated
mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant.
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Be sure the cooling system is cool
before this is done.
{ Warning
Caution
It is normal for the coolant level in
the bottom chamber to rise and fall
with operating temperature and
ambient conditions. Coolant will
evaporate from the bottom chamber
in normal operation. This will happen
faster when the vehicle is driven for
long periods in hot, dry conditions.
Plain water, or other liquids such as
alcohol, can boil before the proper
coolant mixture will. With plain
water or the wrong mixture, the
engine could get too hot but there
would not be an overheat warning.
The engine could catch fire and you
or others could be burned.
Failure to follow the specific
coolant fill procedure could cause
the engine to overheat and could
cause system damage. If coolant is
not visible in the surge tank,
contact your dealer.
If no coolant is visible in the coolant
surge tank, add coolant as follows:
How to Add Coolant to the
Coolant Surge Tank
{ Warning
Spilling coolant on hot engine parts
can burn you. Coolant contains
ethylene glycol and it will burn if
the engine parts are hot enough.
{ Warning
Steam and scalding liquids from a
hot cooling system are under
pressure. Turning the pressure cap,
even a little, can cause them to
come out at high speed and you
could be burned. Never turn the cap
when the cooling system, including
the pressure cap, is hot. Wait for
the cooling system and pressure
cap to cool.
If no problem is found, check to see if
coolant is visible in the coolant surge
tank. If coolant is visible but the
coolant level is not at the bottom of
the fill neck, add a 50/50 mixture of
clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant at the coolant surge tank, but
be sure the cooling system, including
the coolant surge tank pressure cap, is
cool before you do it.
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level is lower, add more of the
proper mixture to the surge tank
top chamber until the level
reaches the bottom of the
fill neck.
1. Remove the coolant surge tank
pressure cap from the top
chamber when the cooling
system, including the coolant
surge tank pressure cap and
upper radiator hose, is no
longer hot.
Turn the pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise. If you hear a
hiss, wait for that to stop. This
will allow any pressure still left
to be vented out the
discharge hose.
2. Keep turning the pressure cap
slowly and remove it. Open the
surge tank service port cap to
the lower chamber. The service
port is behind the top chamber.
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5. Replace the surge tank pressure
cap tightly and close the surge
tank service port cap.
3. Fill the surge tank top chamber
with the proper mixture to the
bottom of the fill neck. The top
chamber needs to be completely
full. Fill the surge tank bottom
chamber through the service port
to approximately half.
4. With the coolant surge tank
pressure cap off and the surge
tank service port cap open, start
the engine and let it run until
you can feel the upper radiator
hose getting hot. Watch out for
the engine cooling fan(s).
By this time, the coolant level
inside the coolant surge tank top
chamber may be lower. If the
6. Check the level in the surge tank
top and bottom chambers when
the cooling system has cooled
down. If the coolant is not at the
proper levels, repeat Steps 1–
6 and reinstall the pressure cap
and close the service port. If the
coolant still is not at the proper
levels when the system cools
down again, see your dealer.
Caution
If the pressure cap is not tightly
installed, coolant loss and engine
damage may occur. Be sure the cap
is properly and tightly secured.
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Engine Overheating
The vehicle has an indicator to warn
of the engine overheating.
If the decision is made not to lift the
hood when this warning appears, get
service help right away. See Roadside
Service 0 361.
If the decision is made to lift the
hood, make sure the vehicle is parked
on a level surface.
Then check to see if the engine
cooling fan is running. If the engine is
overheating, the fan should be
running. If it is not, do not continue
to run the engine. Have the vehicle
serviced.
Caution
Do not run the engine if there is a
leak in the engine cooling system.
This can cause a loss of all coolant
and can damage the system and
vehicle. Have any leaks fixed
right away.
If Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
{ Warning
Steam and scalding liquids from a
hot cooling system are under
pressure. Turning the pressure cap,
even a little, can cause them to
come out at high speed and you
could be burned. Never turn the cap
when the cooling system, including
the pressure cap, is hot. Wait for
the cooling system and pressure
cap to cool.
If Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment with No
Overheat Warning
(V-Series Only)
The V-Series hood vent is functional,
and will allow water from rain and car
washes to enter the engine
compartment and contact hot
surfaces. If steam is seen coming from
the hood vent with no accompanying
overheat warning, no action is
required.
If No Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
If an engine overheat warning is
displayed but no steam can be seen or
heard, the problem may not be too
serious. Sometimes the engine can get
a little too hot when the vehicle:
. Climbs a long hill on a hot day.
.
Stops after high-speed driving.
.
Idles for long periods in traffic.
If the overheat warning is displayed
with no sign of steam:
1. Turn the air conditioning off.
2. Turn the heater on to the highest
temperature and to the highest
fan speed. Open the windows as
necessary.
3. When it is safe to do so, pull off
the road, shift to P (Park) or
N (Neutral) and let the
engine idle.
If the overheat warning no longer
displays, the vehicle can be driven.
Continue to drive the vehicle slowly
for about 10 minutes. Keep a safe
vehicle distance from the vehicle in
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front. If the warning does not come
back on, continue to drive normally
and have the cooling system checked
for proper fill and function.
Adding Washer Fluid
Caution (Continued)
.
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.
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.
Washer Fluid
What to Use
When windshield washer fluid is
needed, be sure to read the
manufacturer's instructions before
use. If operating the vehicle in an area
where the temperature may fall below
freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient
protection against freezing.
Open the cap with the washer symbol
on it. Add washer fluid until the tank
is full. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 256 for reservoir location.
Caution
.
Do not use washer fluid that
contains any type of water
repellent coating. This can
cause the wiper blades to
chatter or skip.
.
Do not use engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the windshield
washer. It can damage the
windshield washer system
and paint.
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Brakes
Disc brake pads have built-in wear
indicators that make a high-pitched
warning sound when the brake pads
are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or be
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heard all the time when the vehicle is
moving, except when applying the
brake pedal firmly.
{ Warning
The brake wear warning sound
means that soon the brakes will not
work well. That could lead to a
crash. When the brake wear
warning sound is heard, have the
vehicle serviced.
Caution
Continuing to drive with worn-out
brake pads could result in costly
brake repair.
Some driving conditions or climates
can cause a brake squeal when the
brakes are first applied or lightly
applied. This does not mean
something is wrong with the brakes.
If equipped with high performance
brake linings, there could be an
increased build-up of brake dust as
well as minor noises as compared to
standard brake linings.
Properly torqued wheel nuts are
necessary to help prevent brake
pulsation. When tires are rotated,
inspect brake pads for wear and
evenly tighten wheel nuts in the
proper sequence to torque
specifications. See Capacities and
Specifications 0 353.
Brake pads should be replaced as
complete sets.
Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal does
not return to normal height, or if
there is a rapid increase in pedal
travel. This could be a sign that brake
service may be required.
Replacing Brake System Parts
Always replace brake system parts
with new, approved replacement parts.
If this is not done, the brakes may not
work properly. The braking
performance expected can change in
many other ways if the wrong
replacement brake parts are installed
or parts are improperly installed.
Cold Weather Brake Operation
(CTS-V Model)
High performance brake components
may bind and clunk when moving the
vehicle. This may be noticeable after
parking when the brakes have been
wet, such as when driving in the rain
or after a car wash. This is normal for
brakes with high friction pads and
does not affect the operation of the
brakes. Apply the brakes several times
until the binding or clunking stops.
Drive the vehicle and apply the brakes
several times if it is washed before
long-term storage.
Brake Fluid
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The brake master cylinder reservoir is
filled with GM approved DOT 3 brake
fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 256 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.
. 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
0 129.
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 0 339.
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What to Add
Use only GM approved DOT 3 brake
fluid from a clean, sealed container.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 348.
{ Warning
The wrong or contaminated brake
fluid could result in damage to the
brake system. This could result in
the loss of braking leading to a
possible injury. Always use the
proper GM approved brake fluid.
Caution
If brake fluid is spilled on the
vehicle's painted surfaces, the paint
finish can be damaged. Immediately
wash off any painted surface.
Battery - North America
The original equipment battery is
maintenance free. Do not remove the
cap and do not add fluid.
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The battery is in the trunk, behind the
trim panel, on the driver side of the
vehicle. Refer to the replacement
number shown on the original battery
label when a new battery is needed.
{ Warning
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Batteries also contain other
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer. WASH
HANDS AFTER HANDLING. For
more information go to
www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/
passenger-vehicle.
See California Proposition 65 Warning
0 253 and the back cover.
After a power loss, such as
disconnecting the battery or removing
the maxi fuses in the power
distribution fuse block, the following
steps must be performed to calibrate
the electronic throttle control. If this
is not done, the engine will not run
properly.
1. Turn the ignition on but do not
start the engine.
2. Leave the ignition on for at least
three minutes so that the
electronic throttle control will
cycle and relearn its home
position.
3. Turn the ignition off.
4. Start and run the engine for at
least 30 seconds.
This vehicle has an Absorbed Glass
Mat (AGM) 12-volt battery.
Installation of a standard 12-volt
battery will result in reduced 12-volt
battery life.
When using a 12-volt battery charger
on the 12-volt AGM battery, some
chargers have an AGM battery setting
on the charger. If available, use the
AGM setting on the charger, to limit
charge voltage to 14.8 volts. Follow
the charger manufacture’s
instructions.
Vehicle Storage
Stop/Start System
{ Warning
If equipped with the Stop/Start
system, the engine will not engage
auto stop after the battery is
disconnected. After reconnecting the
battery, the vehicle must sit
untouched for four hours. See “Auto
Stop/Start” in Starting the Engine
0 194.
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 0 323 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.
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Extended Storage: Remove the black,
negative (−) cable from the battery or
use a battery trickle charger.
How to Check Lubricant
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To get an accurate reading, the vehicle
should be on a level surface.
If the vehicle is equipped with
All-Wheel-Drive (AWD), this is an
additional system that needs
lubrication.
If the level is below the bottom of the
fill plug hole, on the transfer case,
some lubricant will need to be added.
Add enough lubricant to raise the
level to the bottom of the fill plug
hole. Use care not to overtighten the
fill plug.
Transfer Case
What to Use
All-Wheel Drive
Refer to Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 348 to determine what
kind of lubricant to use.
When to Check Lubricant
It is not necessary to regularly check
the transfer case fluid unless a leak is
suspected or an unusual noise is
heard. A fluid loss could indicate a
problem. Have it inspected and
repaired.
Starter Switch Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this inspection,
the vehicle could move suddenly.
If the vehicle moves, you or others
could be injured.
1. Fill Plug
2. Drain Plug
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle.
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2. Firmly apply both the parking
brake and the regular brake. Do
not use the accelerator pedal,
and be ready to turn off the
engine immediately if it starts.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
See Electric Parking Brake 0 204.
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.
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.
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.
Be ready to apply the regular
brake immediately if the vehicle
begins to move.
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this check, the
vehicle could begin to move. You or
others could be injured and
property could be damaged. Make
sure there is room in front of the
vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be
ready to apply the regular brake at
once should the vehicle begin
to move.
Park on a fairly steep hill, with the
vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your
foot on the regular brake, set the
parking brake.
. To check the parking brake's
holding ability: With the engine
running and the transmission in
N (Neutral), slowly remove foot
pressure from the regular brake
pedal. Do this until the vehicle is
held by the parking brake only.
. To check the P (Park) mechanism's
holding ability: With the engine
running, shift to P (Park). Then
release the parking brake followed
by the regular brake.
Contact your dealer if service is
required.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Windshield wiper blades should be
inspected for wear and cracking.
Replacement blades come in different
types and are removed in different
ways. For proper type and length, see
Maintenance Replacement Parts 0 349.
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Caution
Allowing the wiper arm to touch
the windshield when no wiper blade
is installed could damage the
windshield. Any damage that occurs
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not allow the wiper
arm to touch the windshield.
To replace the windshield wiper blade:
1. Pull the windshield wiper
assembly away from the
windshield. The passenger side
wiper arm has limited travel.
2. Press the button in the middle of
the wiper arm connector, and
pull the wiper blade away from
the arm connector.
3. Remove the wiper blade.
4. Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper
blade replacement.
Windshield Replacement
HUD System
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. If the windshield must be
replaced, get one that is designed for
HUD or the HUD image may look out
of focus.
Driver Assistance Systems
If the windshield needs to be replaced
and the vehicle is equipped with a
front camera sensor for the Driver
Assistance Systems, a GM
replacement windshield is
recommended. The replacement
windshield must be installed
according to GM specifications for
proper alignment. If it is not, these
systems may not work properly, they
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may display messages, or they may
not work at all. See your dealer for
proper windshield replacement.
Gas Strut(s)
This vehicle is equipped with gas
strut(s) to provide assistance in lifting
and holding open the hood/trunk/
liftgate system in full open position.
{ Warning
If the gas struts that hold open the
hood, trunk, and/or liftgate fail, you
or others could be seriously injured.
Take the vehicle to your dealer for
service immediately. Visually
inspect the gas struts for signs of
wear, cracks, or other damage
periodically. Check to make sure the
hood/trunk/liftgate is held open
with enough force. If struts are
failing to hold the hood/trunk/
liftgate, do not operate. Have the
vehicle serviced.
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Headlamp Aiming
Caution
Headlamp aim has been preset and
should need no further adjustment.
Do not apply tape or hang any
objects from gas struts. Also do not
push down or pull on gas struts.
This may cause damage to the
vehicle.
If the vehicle is damaged in a crash,
the headlamp aim may be affected.
If adjustment to the headlamps is
necessary, see your dealer.
See Maintenance Schedule 0 339.
Trunk
Hood
Liftgate
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Bulb Replacement
For the proper type of replacement
bulbs, or any bulb changing procedure
not listed in this section, contact your
dealer.
Halogen Bulbs
{ Warning
Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas
inside and can burst if you drop or
scratch the bulb. You or others
could be injured. Be sure to read
and follow the instructions on the
bulb package.
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting
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Back-Up Lamps
{ 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.
LED Lighting
This vehicle has several LED lamps.
For replacement of any LED lighting
assembly, contact your dealer.
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.
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2. Remove the bulb socket (1) by
turning counterclockwise and
pulling straight out of the lamp
assembly (2).
2. Pull the lamp assembly down to
remove.
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
3. Turn the bulb socket (1)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the lamp assembly (3).
4. Install the new bulb in the bulb
socket.
4. Pull the bulb (2) straight out of
the bulb socket (1).
5. Install the bulb socket by turning
clockwise.
5. Push the replacement bulb
straight into the bulb socket and
turn the bulb socket clockwise to
install it into the lamp assembly.
License Plate 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 center of the vehicle.
Lamp Assembly
6. Push the lamp assembly back
into position until the release tab
locks into place.
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Electrical System
Electrical System Overload
The vehicle has fuses and circuit
breakers to protect against an
electrical system overload.
When the current electrical load is too
heavy, the circuit breaker opens and
closes, protecting the circuit until the
current load returns to normal or the
problem is fixed. This greatly reduces
the chance of circuit overload and fire
caused by electrical problems.
Fuses and circuit breakers protect
power devices in the vehicle.
Replace a bad fuse with a new one of
the identical size and rating.
If there is a problem on the road and
a fuse needs to be replaced, the
same amperage fuse can be borrowed.
Choose some feature of the vehicle
that is not needed to use and replace
it as soon as possible.
Headlamp Wiring
An electrical overload may cause the
lamps to go on and off, or in some
cases to remain off. Have the
headlamp wiring checked right away if
the lamps go on and off or remain off.
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linkage damage. Always clear ice and
heavy snow from the windshield
before using the windshield wipers.
If the overload is caused by an
electrical problem and not snow or
ice, be sure to get it fixed.
Windshield Wipers
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
If the wiper motor overheats due to
heavy snow or ice, the windshield
wipers will stop. Wiper function is
available immediately after the wiper
switch is set to off, and back to on.
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are
protected from short circuits by a
combination of fuses and circuit
breakers. This greatly reduces the
chance of damage caused by electrical
problems.
To protect the wiper motor from
overheating, the wipers may slow
down when the windshield is dry for a
long period of time. If a period of dry
operation, or little moisture, exceeds
10 minutes, the wipers may switch to
intermittent operation, and remain
there. When moisture is again
detected on the windshield, wiper
operation will return to the operator
selected speed.
Although the circuit is protected from
electrical overload, overload due to
heavy snow or ice may cause wiper
{ Danger
Fuses and circuit breakers are
marked with their ampere rating.
Do not exceed the
specified amperage rating when
replacing fuses and circuit breakers.
Use of an oversized fuse or circuit
breaker can result in a vehicle fire.
You and others could be seriously
injured or killed.
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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.
The vehicle may not be equipped with
all of the fuses and relays shown.
Caution
Spilling liquid on any electrical
component on the vehicle may
damage it. Always keep the covers
on any electrical component.
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.
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block
The underhood fuse block is on the
passenger side of the engine
compartment.
Lift the fuse block cover to access the
fuses.
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Fuses
Fuses
Usage
1
–
2
–
Fuses
Usage
3
Passenger motorized
seat belt
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Usage
4
–
5
–
6
Driver power seat
7
–
9
–
10
–
11
–
12
–
13
Passenger power seat
14
–
15
Passive entry/Passive
start
16
–
17
Headlamp washer
18
–
19
Antilock brake
system pump
20
Antilock brake
system valve
21
–
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Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
39
O2 sensor/Emissions
56
40
Ignition coil even/O2
sensor
Transmission control
module
64
–/Heated seat 2
41
Ignition coil odd
Adaptive headlamp
leveling
–/Reverse lock out
42
Engine control
module
65
Left HID headlamp
66
Right HID headlamp
43
–
67
44
–
Left/Right high-beam
headlamp
45
Washer
68
48
Instrument panel/
Body/Ignition
Headlamp leveling
motor
69
Horn
Cooling fan
22
Driver motorized
seat belt
26
–
27
28
29
Adaptive forward
lighting, Automatic
headlamp leveling/
Pedestrian protection
30
–
31
Passenger window
switch
49
Fuel system control
module/Ignition
71
72
Starter 2
50
Heated steering
wheel
73
Brake vacuum pump
74
Starter 1
Steering column lock
51
75
Rear bussed electrical
center/Ignition
Engine control
module/Ignition
Air conditioning
clutch
52
Transmission control
module/Ignition
76
–
53
Coolant pump
55
–
32
–
33
Sunroof
34
Front wiper
35
36
37
38
–/Malfunction
Indicator Lamp/
Ignition
Aeroshutter
Relays
Usage
8
Headlamp washer
23
Wiper control
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Relays
Usage
24
Wiper speed
25
Engine control
module
46
Rear washer
47
Front washer
54
Coolant pump
57
Low-beam headlamp
relay
58
High-beam headlamp
59
Run/Crank
60
Starter 2
61
Vacuum pump
62
Starter 1
63
Air conditioning
control
70
Horn
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Instrument Panel Fuse
Block
The instrument panel fuse block is in
the end of the driver side of the
instrument panel.
To install the end cover, insert the
tabs on the back of the cover into the
slots in the instrument panel at the
points shown. Align the clips with the
slots in the instrument panel, and
press the cover into place.
To access the fuses, remove the end
panel by gently prying with a plastic
tool near each clip, beginning at the
point shown.
The vehicle may not be equipped with
all of the fuses and relays shown.
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Fuses
Fuses
2
Usage
Cupholder motor
Fuses
3
Usage
Electric steering
column lock
Usage
4
–
5
–
6
Tilt and telescopic
steering column
8
Data link connector
9
Glovebox release
10
Shunt
11
Body control
module 1
12
Body control
module 5
13
Body control
module 6
14
–
15
Body control
module 7
16
Transmission control
module
17
–
18
–
19
Auxiliary power outlet
20
Lighter
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Fuses
Usage
21
Wireless charger
22
Sensing diagnostic
module/Automatic
occupant sensing
23
Radio/DVD/Heating,
ventilation/Air
conditioning control
Circuit
Breakers
Usage
CB1
Auxiliary power outlet
CB7
–
Relays
K10
Retained accessory
power/Accessory
Display
K605
Logistics
25
Heated steering wheel
K644
26
Wireless charger
27
Steering wheel
controls
Retained accessory
power/Accessory /
Glovebox release
28
–
29
Visor vanity lamp
–
31
Retained accessory
power/Accessory
32
–
33
Front heating,
ventilation/Air
conditioning control
blower
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block
Usage
24
30
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The rear compartment fuse block is
behind a cover on the driver side of
the rear compartment.
The vehicle may not be equipped with
all of the fuses, relays, and features
shown.
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Fuses
Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
1
Rear driver control
module/DC DC transformer
2
Left window
3
Body control module 8
Usage
4
Alternate current inverter
5
Passive entry/Passive start/
Battery 1
6
Body control module 4
7
Heated mirrors
8
Amplifier
9
Rear window defogger
10
Glass break
11
Trailer connector
12
OnStar (if equipped)
13
Right window
14
Electric parking brake
15
–
16
Trunk release
19
Logistics
21
Mirror window module
22
–
23
Canister vent
24
Body control module 2
25
Rear vision camera
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Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
Relays
Usage
26
Front ventilated seats
38
17
Trailer
27
Side blind zone alert/Lane
departure warning/External
object calculating module
Fuel pump prime/Exhaust
valve (V-series)
18
Logistics
39
–
20
42
Memory seat module
Rear window
defogger
28
Trailer/Sunshade
43
Body control module 3
40
29
Rear heated seats
44
–
Run crank
2 (V-series)
30
Semi-active damping
system
45
Battery regulated voltage
control
41
Fuel pump prime/
Run crank 2
31
Transfer case control
module/Rear control drive
module
46
Engine control module/
Battery
50
Child door lock
security
–
Rear closure
Theft module/Universal
garage door opener/Rain
sensor
47
51
32
48
–
52
Rear closure 2
49
Trailer module
54
Door lock security
56
Fuel door
33
Ultrasonic parking assist
53
–
34
Radio/DVD
55
–
35
– /Exhaust valve (V-series)
36
Trailer
37
Fuel system control
module
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Wheels and Tires
Tires
Warning (Continued)
.
Every new GM vehicle has
high-quality tires made by a
leading tire manufacturer. See the
warranty manual for information
regarding the tire warranty and
where to get service. For
additional information refer to the
tire manufacturer.
{ Warning
.
Poorly maintained and
improperly used tires are
dangerous.
.
Overloading the tires can
cause overheating as a
result of too much flexing.
There could be a blowout
and a serious crash. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 188.
(Continued)
Underinflated tires pose
the same danger as
overloaded tires. The
resulting crash could cause
serious injury. Check all
tires frequently to
maintain the
recommended pressure.
Tire pressure should be
checked when the tires
are cold.
.
Overinflated tires are more
likely to be cut, punctured,
or broken by a sudden
impact — such as when
hitting a pothole. Keep
tires at the recommended
pressure.
.
Worn or old tires can
cause a crash. If the tread
is badly worn,
replace them.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
.
Replace any tires that have
been damaged by impacts
with potholes, curbs, etc.
.
Improperly repaired tires
can cause a crash. Only
the dealer or an authorized
tire service center should
repair, replace, dismount,
and mount the tires.
.
Do not spin the tires in
excess of 56 km/h
(35 mph) on slippery
surfaces such as snow,
mud, ice, etc. Excessive
spinning may cause the
tires to explode.
See Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation 0 302 for inflation
pressure adjustment for
high-speed driving.
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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 0 295.
Winter Tires
This vehicle was not originally
equipped with winter tires. Winter
tires are designed for increased
traction on snow and ice-covered
roads. Consider installing winter tires
on the vehicle if frequent driving on
ice or snow covered roads is expected.
See your dealer for details regarding
winter tire availability and proper tire
selection. Also, see Buying New Tires
0 309.
With winter tires, there may be
decreased dry road traction, increased
road noise, and shorter tread life.
After changing to winter tires, be alert
for changes in vehicle handling and
braking.
If using winter tires:
. Use tires of the same brand and
tread type on all four wheel
positions.
. Use only radial ply tires of the
same size, load range, and speed
rating as the original equipment
tires.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment tires
may not be available for H, V, W, Y,
and ZR speed rated tires. If winter
tires with a lower speed rating are
chosen, never exceed the tire's
maximum speed capability.
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Run-Flat Tires
This vehicle, when new, may have had
run-flat tires. There is no spare tire,
no tire changing equipment, and no
place to store a tire in the vehicle.
The vehicle also has a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS) that indicates
a loss of tire pressure in any of the
tires.
{ Warning
If the low tire warning light displays
on the instrument cluster, the
handling capabilities will be
reduced during severe maneuvers.
Driving too fast could cause loss of
control and you or others could be
injured. Do not drive over 90 km/h
(55 mph) when the low tire warning
light is displayed. Drive cautiously
and check the tire pressures as
soon as possible.
Run-flat tires can be driven on with
no air pressure. There is no need to
stop on the side of the road to change
the tire. Continue driving; however, do
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not drive too far or too fast. Driving
on the tire may not be possible if
there is permanent damage. To
prevent permanent damage, keep
speed below 80 km/h (50 mph). With
a light load the vehicle can be driven
up to 100 km (60 mi); with a
moderate load 80 km (50 mi); and a
heavy load 45 km (25 mi). As soon as
possible, contact the nearest
authorized GM or run-flat servicing
facility for inspection and repair or
replacement.
When driving on a deflated run-flat
tire, avoid potholes and other road
hazards that could damage the tire
and/or wheel beyond repair. When a
tire has been damaged, or driven any
distance while deflated, check with an
authorized run-flat tire service center
to determine whether the tire can be
repaired or should be replaced. To
maintain the run-flat feature, all
replacement tires must be run-flat
tires.
To locate the nearest GM or run-flat
servicing facility, call Customer
Assistance.
The valve stems on run-flat tires have
sensors that are part of the TPMS. See
Tire Pressure Monitor System 0 303.
These sensors contain batteries that
are designed to last for 10 years under
normal driving conditions. See your
dealer for wheel or sensor
replacement.
Caution
Using liquid sealants can damage
the tire valves and tire pressure
monitor sensors in the run-flat
tires. This damage is not covered by
the vehicle warranty. Do not use
liquid sealants in run-flat tires.
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.
Low-Profile Tires
Summer Tires
If the vehicle has 255/35R19,
265/35ZR19, or 295/30ZR19 size
tires, they are classified as
low-profile tires.
High Performance Summer Tires
This vehicle may come with
245/40R18 (front) and 275/35R18
(rear) or 265/35ZR19 (front) and
295/30ZR19 (rear) 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
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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 0 295.
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
(Continued)
Caution (Continued)
directly on the tires. Always inspect
tires before use. See Tire Inspection
0 307.
Tire Sidewall Labeling
Useful information about a tire is
molded into its sidewall. The
examples show a typical passenger
tire sidewall.
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(1) Tire Size : The tire size is a
combination of letters and
numbers used to define a
particular tire's width, height,
aspect ratio, construction type,
and service description. See the
“Tire Size” illustration later in this
section for more detail.
(2) TPC Spec (Tire Performance
Criteria Specification) : Original
equipment tires designed to GM's
specific tire performance criteria
have a TPC specification code
molded onto the sidewall. GM's
TPC specifications meet or exceed
all federal safety guidelines.
(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.
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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.
(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
0 311.
(4) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT code are the
Tire Identification Number (TIN).
The TIN shows the manufacturer
and plant code, tire size, and date
the tire was manufactured. The
TIN is molded onto both sides of
the tire, although only one side
may have the date of
manufacture.
(7) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit : Maximum load that
can be carried and the maximum
pressure needed to support
that load.
(5) Tire Ply Material : The type
of cord and number of plies in the
sidewall and under the tread.
Tire Designations
Tire Size
The following is an example of a
typical passenger vehicle tire size.
(1) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire :
The United States version of a
metric tire sizing system. The
letter P as the first character in
the tire size means a passenger
vehicle tire engineered to
standards set by the U.S. Tire and
Rim Association.
(2) Tire Width : The three-digit
number indicates the tire section
width in millimeters from sidewall
to sidewall.
(3) Aspect Ratio : A two-digit
number that indicates the tire
height-to-width measurements.
For example, if the tire size aspect
ratio is 60, as shown in item 3 of
the illustration, it would mean
that the tire's sidewall is
60 percent as high as it is wide.
(4) Construction Code : A letter
code is used to indicate the type
of ply construction in the tire. The
letter R means radial ply
construction; the letter D means
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diagonal or bias ply construction;
and the letter B means belted-bias
ply construction.
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.
(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).
Accessory Weight : The combined
weight of optional accessories.
Some examples of optional
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 0 301.
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Curb Weight : The weight of a
motor vehicle with standard and
optional equipment including the
maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and
coolant, but without passengers
and cargo.
DOT Markings : A code molded
into the sidewall of a tire
signifying that the tire is in
compliance with the U.S.
Department of Transportation
(DOT) Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. The DOT code includes
the Tire Identification Number
(TIN), an alphanumeric designator
which can also identify the tire
manufacturer, production plant,
brand, and date of production.
GVWR : Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 188.
GAWR FRT : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the front axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 188.
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GAWR RR : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the rear axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 188.
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 0 188.
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
pressure as shown on the tire
placard. See Tire Pressure 0 301
and Vehicle Load Limits 0 188.
Radial Ply Tire : A pneumatic tire
in which the ply cords that extend
to the beads are laid at 90 degrees
to the centerline of the tread.
Rim : A metal support for a tire
and upon which the tire beads are
seated.
Sidewall : The portion of a tire
between the tread and the bead.
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Speed Rating : An alphanumeric
code assigned to a tire indicating
the maximum speed at which a
tire can operate.
Traction : The friction between
the tire and the road surface. The
amount of grip provided.
Tread : The portion of a tire that
comes into contact with the road.
Treadwear Indicators : Narrow
bands, sometimes called wear
bars, that show across the tread of
a tire when only 1.6 mm (1/16 in)
of tread remains. See When It Is
Time for New Tires 0 308.
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 0 311.
Vehicle Capacity Weight : The
number of designated seating
positions multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb) plus the rated cargo
load. See Vehicle Load Limits 0 188.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire : Load on an individual tire
due to curb weight, accessory
weight, occupant weight, and
cargo weight.
Vehicle Placard : A label
permanently attached to a vehicle
showing the vehicle capacity
weight and the original equipment
tire size and recommended
inflation pressure. See “Tire and
Loading Information Label” under
Vehicle Load Limits 0 188.
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Caution
Neither tire underinflation nor
overinflation is good.
Underinflated tires, or tires that
do not have enough air, can
result in:
.
Tire overloading and
overheating which could
lead to a blowout.
.
Premature or
irregular wear.
.
Poor handling.
.
Reduced fuel economy.
Overinflated tires, or tires that
have too much air, can result in:
.
Tire Pressure
Unusual wear.
.
Poor handling.
Tires need the correct amount of
air pressure to operate effectively.
.
Rough ride.
.
Needless damage from
road hazards.
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The Tire and Loading Information
label on the vehicle indicates the
original equipment tires and the
correct cold tire inflation
pressures. The recommended
pressure is the minimum air
pressure needed to support the
vehicle's maximum load carrying
capacity. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 188.
How the vehicle is loaded affects
vehicle handling and ride comfort.
Never load the vehicle with more
weight than it was designed to
carry.
When to Check
Check the tires once a month
or more.
How to Check
Use a good quality pocket-type
gauge to check the tire pressure.
Proper tire inflation cannot be
determined by looking at the tire.
Check the tire inflation pressure
when the tires are cold, meaning
the vehicle has not been driven for
at least three hours or no more
than 1.6 km (1 mi).
could be damaged and would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Remove the valve cap from the
tire valve stem. Press the tire
gauge firmly onto the valve to get
the pressure measurement. If the
cold tire inflation pressure
matches the recommended
pressure on the Tire and Loading
Information label, no further
adjustment is necessary.
Tire Pressure for
High-Speed Operation
If the inflation pressure is low,
add air until the recommended
pressure is reached. If the
inflation pressure in high, press
on the metal stem in the center of
the tire valve to release air.
Re-check the tire pressure with
the tire gauge.
Put the valve caps back on the
valve stems to keep out dirt and
moisture and prevent leaks. Use
only valve caps designed for the
vehicle by GM. TPMS sensors
{ Warning
Driving at high speeds, 160 km/h
(100 mph) or higher, puts additional
strain on tires. Sustained
high-speed driving causes excessive
heat buildup and can cause sudden
tire failure. This could cause a
crash, and you or others could be
killed. Some high-speed rated tires
require inflation pressure
adjustment for high-speed
operation. When speed limits and
road conditions allow the vehicle to
be driven at high speeds, make sure
the tires are rated for high-speed
operation, are in excellent
condition, and are set to the correct
cold tire inflation pressure for the
vehicle load.
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Vehicles with P245/45R17 95V,
P245/40R18 93V, or 255/35R19 96V
size tires require inflation pressure
adjustment when driving the vehicle
at speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph) or
higher. Set the cold tire inflation
pressure to 280 kPa (41 psi).
Vehicles with 245/40R18 93Y and
275/35R18 95Y or 265/35ZR19 (94Y)
and 295/30ZR19 (100Y) size tires
require inflation pressure adjustment
when driving the vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set the
cold tire inflation pressure to
300 kPa (44 psi).
Sustained operation at speeds over
160 km/h (100 mph) requires a load
limit of the driver and one passenger,
with no additional cargo. When loaded
above this level, up to the GVW, do
not operate the vehicle above
160 km/h (100 mph).
Return the tires to the recommended
cold tire inflation pressure when
high-speed driving has ended.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 188 and Tire
Pressure 0 301.
Tire Pressure Monitor
System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) uses radio and sensor
technology to check tire pressure
levels. The TPMS sensors monitor the
air pressure in your tires and transmit
tire pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
Each tire, including the spare (if
provided), should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the
inflation pressure recommended by
the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or tire
inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation
pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your tires
is significantly under-inflated.
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Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread
life, and may affect the vehicle's
handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance,
and it is the driver's responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if
under-inflation has not reached the
level to trigger illumination of the
TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped
with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS
malfunction indicator is combined
with the low tire pressure telltale.
When the system detects a
malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then
remain continuously illuminated. This
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sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long
as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is
illuminated, the system may not be
able to detect or signal low tire
pressure as intended. TPMS
malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation
of replacement or alternate tires or
wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to
ensure that the replacement or
alternate tires and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function
properly.
See Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
0 304.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 367.
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is
designed to warn the driver when a
low tire pressure condition exists.
TPMS sensors are mounted onto each
tire and wheel assembly, excluding the
spare tire and wheel assembly. The
TPMS sensors monitor the air
pressure in the tires and transmit the
tire pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
When a low tire pressure condition is
detected, the TPMS illuminates the
low tire pressure warning light 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 0 188.
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) 0 137.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
could be an early indicator that the air
pressure is getting low and needs to
be inflated to the proper pressure.
A Tire and Loading Information label,
attached to your vehicle, shows the
size of the original equipment tires
and the correct inflation pressure for
the tires when they are cold. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 188, for an
example of the Tire and Loading
Information label and its location.
Also see Tire Pressure 0 301.
The TPMS can warn about a low tire
pressure condition but it does not
replace normal tire maintenance. See
Tire Inspection 0 307, Tire Rotation
0 307 and Tires 0 294.
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Caution
Tire sealant materials are not all
the same. A non-approved tire
sealant could damage the TPMS
sensors. TPMS sensor damage
caused by using an incorrect tire
sealant is not covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use only
the GM approved tire sealant
available through your dealer or
included in the vehicle.
Factory-installed Tire Inflator Kits use
a GM approved liquid tire sealant.
Using non-approved tire sealants
could damage the TPMS sensors. See
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit 0 315
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 pressure warning light flashes for
about one minute and then stays on
for the remainder of the ignition cycle.
A DIC warning message also displays.
The malfunction light and DIC
warning message come on at each
ignition cycle until the problem is
corrected. Some of the conditions that
can cause these to come on are:
. One of the road tires has been
replaced with the spare tire. The
spare tire does not have a TPMS
sensor. The malfunction light and
DIC message should go off after
the road tire is replaced and the
sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See “TPMS
Sensor Matching Process” later in
this section.
. The TPMS sensor matching
process was not done or not
completed successfully after
rotating the tires. The malfunction
light and the DIC message should
go off after successfully
completing the sensor matching
process. See "TPMS Sensor
Matching Process" later in this
section.
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.
One or more TPMS sensors are
missing or damaged. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off when the
TPMS sensors are installed and
the sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See your
dealer for service.
.
Replacement tires or wheels do
not match the original equipment
tires or wheels. Tires and wheels
other than those recommended
could prevent the TPMS from
functioning properly. See Buying
New Tires 0 309.
.
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 pressure condition. See your
dealer for service if the TPMS
malfunction light and DIC message
comes on and stays on.
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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 in Service
Mode. See Ignition Positions
0 192.
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
Options menu. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 137.
4. Use the five-way DIC control on
the right side of the steering
wheel to scroll to the Tire
Pressure screen under the DIC
info page. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 137.
5. Press and hold SEL in the center
of the five-way DIC control.
The horn sounds twice to signal
the receiver is in relearn mode
and the TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
message displays on the DIC
screen.
6. Start with the driver side
front tire.
7. Place the relearn tool against the
tire sidewall, near the valve stem.
Then press the button to activate
the TPMS sensor. A horn chirp
confirms that the sensor
identification code has been
matched to this tire and wheel
position.
8. Proceed to the passenger side
front tire, and repeat Step 7.
9. Proceed to the passenger side
rear tire, and repeat Step 7.
10. Proceed to the driver side rear
tire, and repeat Step 7. The horn
sounds two times to indicate the
sensor identification code has
been matched to the driver side
rear tire, and the TPMS sensor
matching process is no longer
active. The TIRE LEARNING
ACTIVE message on the DIC
display screen goes off.
11. Turn the vehicle off.
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12. Set all four tires to the
recommended air pressure level
as indicated on the Tire and
Loading Information label.
.
Tire Inspection
Tire Rotation
We recommend that the tires,
including the spare tire, if the
vehicle has one, be inspected for
signs of wear or damage at least
once a month.
If the vehicle has non-directional
tires, they should be rotated every
12 000 km/7,500 mi. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 339.
Replace the tire if:
.
The indicators at three or more
places around the tire can
be seen.
.
There is cord or fabric showing
through the tire's rubber.
.
The tread or sidewall is
cracked, cut, or snagged deep
enough to show cord or fabric.
.
The tire has a bump, bulge,
or split.
The tire has a puncture, cut,
or other damage that cannot
be repaired well because of the
size or location of the damage.
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position it is in. Directional tires
will have an arrow on the tire
indicating the proper direction of
rotation or will have “left” or
“right” molded on the sidewall.
Tires are rotated to achieve a
uniform wear for all tires. The first
rotation is the most important.
Anytime unusual wear is noticed,
rotate the tires as soon as
possible, check for proper tire
inflation pressure, and check for
damaged tires or wheels. If the
unusual wear continues after the
rotation, check the wheel
alignment. See When It Is Time for
New Tires 0 308 and Wheel
Replacement 0 313.
Directional tires should not be
rotated. Each tire and wheel
should be used only in the
Use this rotation pattern if the
vehicle has different size tires on
the front and rear and they are
non-directional.
Different tire sizes should not be
rotated front to rear.
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Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor
System. See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 304.
Check that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel
Nut Torque” under Capacities and
Specifications 0 353.
{ Warning
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating tires of the same size
installed on all four wheel
positions.
If the vehicle has a compact spare
tire, do not include it in the tire
rotation.
Adjust the front and rear tires to
the recommended inflation
pressure on the Tire and Loading
Information label after the tires
have been rotated. See Tire
Pressure 0 301 and Vehicle Load
Limits 0 188.
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose
after time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When
changing a wheel, remove any rust
or dirt from places where the wheel
attaches to the vehicle. In an
emergency, a cloth or a paper towel
can be used; however, use a scraper
or wire brush later to remove all
rust or dirt.
Lightly coat the center of the
wheel hub with wheel bearing
grease after a wheel change or tire
rotation to prevent corrosion or
rust build-up. Do not get grease
on the flat wheel mounting
surface or on the wheel nuts or
bolts.
When It Is Time for New
Tires
Factors such as maintenance,
temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle
loading, and road conditions affect the
wear rate of the tires.
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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 0 307 and Tire Rotation
0 307.
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
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needed, GM strongly recommends
buying tires with the same TPC
Spec rating.
GM's exclusive TPC Spec system
considers over a dozen critical
specifications that impact the
overall performance of the vehicle,
including brake system
performance, ride and handling,
traction control, and tire pressure
monitoring performance. GM's
TPC Spec number is molded onto
the tire's sidewall near the tire
size. If the tires have an all-season
tread design, the TPC Spec
number will be followed by MS for
mud and snow. See Tire Sidewall
Labeling 0 297, for additional
information.
GM recommends replacing worn
tires in complete sets of four.
Uniform tread depth on all tires
will help to maintain the
performance of the vehicle.
Braking and handling performance
may be adversely affected if all the
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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 0 307 for information on
proper tire rotation. However, if it
is necessary to replace only one
axle set of worn tires, place the
new tires on the rear axle.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment
tires may not be available for H, V,
W, and ZR speed rated tires. Never
exceed the winter tire's maximum
speed capability when using
winter tires with a lower speed
rating.
{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
dealer or authorized tire service
center should mount or
dismount the tires.
and cause a crash. Use only
radial-ply tires with the wheels
on the vehicle.
{ Warning
Mixing tires of different sizes (other
than those originally installed on
the vehicle), brands, or types may
cause loss of control of the vehicle,
resulting in a crash or other vehicle
damage. Use the correct size, brand,
and type of tire on all four wheels.
{ Warning
Tires could explode during
improper service. Attempting to
mount or dismount a tire could
cause injury or death. Only your
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
(Continued)
(Continued)
If the vehicle tires must be
replaced with a tire that does not
have a TPC Spec number, make
sure they are the same size, load
range, speed rating, and
construction (radial) as the
original tires.
Vehicles that have a tire pressure
monitoring system could give an
inaccurate low-pressure warning if
non-TPC Spec rated tires are
installed. See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 304.
The Tire and Loading Information
label indicates the original
equipment tires on the vehicle.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 188.
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Different Size Tires and
Wheels
See Buying New Tires 0 309 and
Accessories and Modifications 0 254.
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, traction
control, electronic stability control,
or All-Wheel Drive, the performance
of these systems can also be affected.
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading
{ Warning
If different sized wheels are used,
there may not be an acceptable
level of performance and safety if
tires not recommended for those
wheels are selected. This increases
the chance of a crash and serious
injury. Only use GM specific wheel
and tire systems developed for the
vehicle, and have them properly
installed by a GM certified
technician.
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
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respect to these grades, they must
also conform to federal safety
requirements and additional
General Motors Tire Performance
Criteria (TPC) standards.
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For
example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
All Passenger Car Tires Must
Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements In Addition To
These Grades.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a
comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course.
For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half
(1½) times as well on the
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government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative
performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of
their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the norm
due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences
in road characteristics and
climate.
Traction
The traction grades, from highest
to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.
Those grades represent the tire's
ability to stop on wet pavement as
measured under controlled
conditions on specified
government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction
performance. Warning: The
traction grade assigned to this tire
is based on straight-ahead braking
traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering,
hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
Temperature
The temperature grades are A (the
highest), B, and C, representing
the tire's resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability
to dissipate heat when tested
under controlled conditions on a
specified indoor laboratory test
wheel. Sustained high temperature
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.
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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.
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
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.
be unknown. It could fail suddenly
and cause a crash. When replacing
wheels, use a new GM original
equipment wheel.
Tire Chains
Your dealer will know the kind of
wheel that is needed.
Caution
{ Warning
Each new wheel should have the same
load-carrying capacity, diameter,
width, offset, and be mounted the
same way as the one it replaces.
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.
If the vehicle has P245/40R18,
245/40R18, 275/35R18, 255/35R19,
265/35ZR19, or 295/30ZR19 size
tires, 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 size combination
(Continued)
Replace wheels, wheel bolts, wheel
nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) sensors with new GM original
equipment parts.
{ Warning
Using the wrong replacement
wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel nuts
can be dangerous. It could affect
the braking and handling of the
(Continued)
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
(Continued)
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Warning (Continued)
Caution (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
and road conditions. Follow that
manufacturer's instructions. To
avoid vehicle damage, drive slow
and readjust or remove the traction
device if it contacts the vehicle. Do
not spin the wheels. If traction
devices are used, install them on
the rear tires.
of the front axle. Tighten them as
tightly as possible with the ends
securely fastened. Drive slowly and
follow the chain manufacturer's
instructions. If the chains contact
the vehicle, stop and retighten
them. If the contact continues, slow
down until it stops. Driving too fast
or spinning the wheels with chains
on will damage the vehicle.
be sure the proper tools and
procedures, as described in the
service manual, are used.
Caution
If the vehicle is equipped with a tire
size other than P245/40R18,
245/40R18, 275/35R18, 255/35R19,
265/35ZR19, or 295/30ZR19 use tire
chains only where legal and only
when necessary. Use low profile
chains that add no more than
12 mm thickness to the tire tread
and inner sidewall. Use chains that
are the proper size for the tires.
Install them on the tires of the rear
axle. Don't use chains on the tires
(Continued)
If a Tire Goes Flat
If the vehicle has run-flat tires, there
is no need to stop on the side of the
road to change a flat tire. See Run-Flat
Tires 0 295.
{ Warning
Special tools and procedures are
required to service a run-flat tire.
If these special tools and
procedures are not used, injury or
vehicle damage may occur. Always
(Continued)
It is unusual for a tire to blow out
while driving, especially if the tires are
maintained properly. See Tires 0 294.
If air goes out of a tire, it is much
more likely to leak out slowly. But if
there is ever a blowout, here are a few
tips about what to expect and what
to do:
If a front tire fails, the flat tire creates
a drag that pulls the vehicle toward
that side. Take your foot off the
accelerator pedal and grip the steering
wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane
position, and then gently brake to a
stop, well off the road, if possible.
A rear blowout, particularly on a
curve, acts much like a skid and may
require the same correction as used in
a skid. Stop pressing the accelerator
pedal and steer to straighten the
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vehicle. It may be very bumpy and
noisy. Gently brake to a stop, well off
the road, if possible.
{ Warning
Lifting a vehicle and getting under
it to do maintenance or repairs is
dangerous without the appropriate
safety equipment and training. If a
jack is provided with the vehicle, it
is designed only for changing a flat
tire. If it is used for anything else,
you or others could be badly injured
or killed if the vehicle slips off the
jack. If a jack is provided with the
vehicle, only use it for changing a
flat tire.
If this vehicle does not have run-flat
tires and a tire goes flat, avoid further
tire and wheel damage by driving
slowly to a level place, well off the
road, if possible.
1. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers. See Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 157.
2. Set the parking brake firmly.
3. Put an automatic transmission in
P (Park) or a manual
transmission in 1 (First) or
R (Reverse).
4. Turn off the ignition.
5. Inspect the flat tire.
{ Warning
Driving on a flat tire will cause
permanent damage to the tire.
Re-inflating a tire after it has been
driven on while severely
underinflated or flat may cause a
blowout and a serious crash. Never
attempt to re-inflate a tire that has
been driven on while severely
underinflated or flat. Have your
dealer or an authorized tire service
center repair or replace the flat tire
as soon as possible.
If this vehicle has a tire sealant kit
and the tire has been separated from
the wheel, has damaged sidewalls,
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or has a puncture larger than
6 mm (0.25 in), the tire is too severely
damaged for the tire sealant and
compressor kit to be effective. If the
tire has a puncture less than
6 mm (0.25 in) in the tread area of the
tire, see Tire Sealant and Compressor
Kit 0 315.
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 0 199.
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{ Warning
Overinflating a tire could cause the
tire to rupture and you or others
could be injured. Be sure to read
and follow the tire sealant and
compressor kit instructions and
inflate the tire to its recommended
pressure. Do not exceed the
recommended pressure.
{ 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 kit includes:
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 0 361.
Read and follow all of the tire sealant
and compressor kit instructions.
1. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air
or Air Only)
2. On/Off Button
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Pressure Gauge
Pressure Deflation Button
Tire Sealant Canister
Sealant/Air Hose (Clear)
Air Only Hose (Black)
Power Plug
Canister Release Button
(Under Sealant/Air Hose)
Tire Sealant
Read and follow the safe handling
instructions on the label adhered to
the sealant canister.
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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.
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.
1. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air
or Air Only)
2. On/Off Button
3. Pressure Gauge
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Pressure Deflation Button
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 0 157.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 314 for other
important safety warnings.
Do not remove any objects that have
penetrated the tire.
1. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit from its storage
location. See Storing the Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit 0 322.
2. Unwrap the sealant/air hose (6)
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 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 0 113.
If the vehicle has an accessory
power outlet, do not use the
cigarette lighter.
If the vehicle only has a cigarette
lighter, use the cigarette lighter.
Do not pinch the power plug
cord in the door or window.
7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle
must be running while using the
air compressor.
8. Press and turn the selector
switch (1) counterclockwise to
the Sealant + Air position.
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 0 301.
The pressure gauge (3) may read
higher than the actual tire
pressure while the compressor is
on. Turn the compressor off to
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get an accurate pressure reading.
The compressor may be turned
on/off until the correct pressure
is reached.
Caution
If the recommended pressure
cannot be reached after
approximately 25 minutes, the
vehicle should not be driven farther.
The tire is too severely damaged
and the tire sealant and compressor
kit cannot inflate the tire. Remove
the power plug from the accessory
power outlet and unscrew the
inflating hose from the tire valve.
See Roadside Service 0 361.
11. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit off.
The tire is not sealed and will
continue to leak air until the
vehicle is driven and the sealant
is distributed in the tire,
therefore, Steps 12–18 must be
done immediately after Step 11.
Be careful while handling the tire
sealant and compressor kit as it
could be warm after usage.
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exceed the speed on this label
until the damaged tire is repaired
or replaced.
12. Unplug the power plug (8) from
the accessory power outlet in the
vehicle.
17. Return the equipment to its
original storage location in the
vehicle.
13. Turn the sealant/air hose (6)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the tire valve stem.
18. Immediately drive the vehicle
8 km (5 mi) to distribute the
sealant in the tire.
14. Replace the tire valve stem cap.
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).”
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
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
0 361.
If the tire pressure has not
dropped more than 68 kPa
(10 psi) from the recommended
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
inflation pressure, inflate the tire
to the recommended inflation
pressure.
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.
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 0 157.
22. Replace with a new canister
assembly available from your
dealer.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 314 for other
important safety warnings.
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:
Pressure Deflation Button
Tire Sealant Canister
Sealant/Air Hose (Clear)
Air Only Hose (Black)
Power Plug
Canister Release Button
(Under Sealant/Air Hose)
1. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit from its storage
location. See Storing the Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit 0 322.
2. Unwrap the air only hose (7) and
the power plug (8).
3. Place the kit on the ground.
1. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air
or Air Only)
2. On/Off Button
3. Pressure Gauge
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.
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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 0 113.
If the vehicle has an accessory
power outlet, do not use the
cigarette lighter.
If the vehicle only has a cigarette
lighter, use the cigarette lighter.
Do not pinch the power plug
cord in the door or window.
7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle
must be running while using the
air compressor.
8. Press and turn the selector
switch (1) clockwise to the Air
Only position.
9. Press the on/off button (2) to
turn the compressor on.
The compressor will inflate the
tire with air only.
10. Inflate the tire to the
recommended inflation pressure
using the pressure gauge (3). The
recommended inflation pressure
can be found on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See
Tire Pressure 0 301.
The pressure gauge (3) may read
higher than the actual tire
pressure while the compressor is
on. Turn the compressor off to
get an accurate reading. The
compressor may be turned on/off
until the correct pressure is
reached.
If you inflate the tire higher than
the recommended pressure you
can adjust the excess pressure by
pressing the pressure deflation
button (4) until the proper
pressure reading is reached. This
option is only functional when
using the air only hose (7).
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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.
12. Unplug the power plug (8) from
the accessory power outlet in the
vehicle.
13. Disconnect the air only hose (7)
from the tire valve stem, by
turning it counterclockwise, and
replace the tire valve stem cap.
14. Replace the air only hose (7) and
the power plug (8) and cord back
in its original location.
15. Place the equipment in the
original storage location in the
vehicle.
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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.
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.
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 42.
2. Lift the cover.
3. Remove the strap.
4. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit.
To store the tire sealant and
compressor kit, reverse the steps.
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Jump Starting
See California Proposition 65 Warning
0 253 and the back cover.
Jump Starting - North
America
{ Warning
For more information about the
vehicle battery, see Battery - North
America 0 277.
Batteries can hurt you. They can be
dangerous because:
. They contain acid that can
burn you.
. They contain gas that can
explode or ignite.
. They contain enough
electricity to burn you.
If 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. For
more information go to
www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/
passenger-vehicle.
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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.
1. Good Battery Positive
Terminal
2. Good Battery Negative
Terminal
3. Discharged Battery Remote
Positive terminal
4. Discharged Battery Remote
Negative Ground Terminal
The jump start positive terminal (1)
and negative post (2) are on the
battery of the vehicle providing the
jump start.
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The jump start remote positive
terminal (3) and the remote negative
ground terminal (4) for the discharged
battery are on the passenger side of
the vehicle.
The positive jump start connection for
the discharged battery is under a red
cover. Remove the cover to expose the
terminal.
1. Check the other vehicle. It must
have a 12-volt battery with a
negative ground system.
Caution
If the other vehicle does not have a
12-volt system with a negative
ground, both vehicles can be
damaged. Only use a vehicle that
has a 12-volt system with a
negative ground for jump starting.
2. Position the two vehicles so that
they are not touching.
3. Set the parking brake firmly and
put the shift lever in P (Park)
with an automatic transmission,
or Neutral with a manual
transmission.
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 off. Turn off all
lights and accessories in both
vehicles, except the hazard
warning flashers if needed.
{ Warning
An electric fan can start up even
when the engine is not running and
can injure you. Keep hands,
clothing, and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
{ 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 remote
positive (+) terminal on the
discharged battery.
6. Connect the other end of the red
positive (+) cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the good
battery.
7. Connect one end of the black
negative (–) cable to the
negative (–) terminal of the good
battery.
8. Connect the other end of the
black negative (–) cable to the
remote negative (–) grounding
terminal for the discharged
battery.
9. Start the engine in the vehicle
with the good battery and run
the engine at idle speed for at
least four minutes.
10. Try to start the vehicle that had
the dead battery. If it will not
start after a few tries, it probably
needs service.
Caution
If the jumper cables are connected
or removed in the wrong order,
electrical shorting may occur and
damage the vehicle. The repairs
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Always connect and
remove the jumper cables in the
correct order, making sure that the
cables do not touch each other or
other metal.
Jumper Cable Removal
Reverse the sequence exactly when
removing the jumper cables.
After starting the disabled vehicle and
removing the jumper cables, allow it
to idle for several minutes.
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Towing the Vehicle
Caution
Incorrectly towing a disabled
vehicle may cause damage. The
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Do not lash or hook to suspension
components. Use the proper straps
around the tires to secure the
vehicle.
Use only a flatbed tow truck for
towing a disabled vehicle. Never use a
sling type lift or damage will occur.
Use ramps to help reduce approach
angles if necessary. A towed vehicle
should have its drive wheels off the
ground. Consult a professional towing
service if the disabled vehicle must be
towed.
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Front Tow Eye
Caution
Improper use of the tow eye can
cause vehicle damage. Use caution
and low speeds to prevent damage
to the vehicle.
Due to low ramp angles on the
V-Series only, use care when loading
the vehicle onto a flatbed carrier.
Front spring spacers were provided for
lifting the front suspension if more
clearance is necessary when towing.
If the vehicle is equipped with tow
eye, only use the tow eye to pull the
vehicle onto a flatbed car carrier from
a flat road surface. Do not use the tow
eye to pull the vehicle from snow,
mud or sand. The tow eye is located
underneath the load floor, near the
spare tire or the compressor kit,
if equipped.
Consult your dealer or a professional
towing service if the disabled vehicle
must be towed.
Carefully open the cover in the fascia
by using the small notch that conceals
the tow eye socket.
Install the tow eye into the socket and
turn it until it is fully tightened. When
the tow eye is removed, reinstall the
cover with the notch in the original
position.
Recreational Vehicle
Towing
Recreational vehicle towing means
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle such as 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.
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Here are some important things to
consider before recreational vehicle
towing:
. What is the towing capacity of the
towing vehicle? Be sure to read the
tow vehicle manufacturer's
recommendations.
. What is the distance that will be
traveled? Some vehicles have
restrictions on how far and how
long they can tow.
. Is the proper towing equipment
going to be used? See your dealer
or trailering professional for
additional advice and equipment
recommendations.
. Is the vehicle ready to be towed?
Just as preparing the vehicle for a
long trip, make sure the vehicle is
prepared to be towed.
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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.
Caution
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.
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.
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Dolly Towing (Rear-Wheel-Drive
Vehicles)
5. Use an adequate clamping device
designed for towing to ensure
that the front wheels are locked
into the straight-ahead position.
6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly
following the manufacturer
instructions.
7. Release the parking brake only
after the vehicle being towed is
firmly attached to the towing
vehicle.
8. Turn the ignition to off.
To dolly tow a rear-wheel-drive vehicle
from the rear:
1. Attach the dolly to the tow
vehicle following the dolly
manufacturer instructions.
2. Put the rear wheels on the dolly.
3. Shift the transmission to
P (Park).
4. Firmly set the parking brake.
Dolly Towing (All-Wheel Drive
Vehicles)
Vehicles with all-wheel drive cannot
be dolly towed.
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Appearance Care
Exterior Care
Locks
Locks are lubricated at the factory.
Use a de-icing agent only when
absolutely necessary, and have the
locks greased after using. See
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
0 348.
Washing the Vehicle
To preserve the vehicle's finish, wash
it often and out of direct sunlight.
Caution
Do not use petroleum-based, acidic,
or abrasive cleaning agents as they
can damage the vehicle's paint,
metal, or plastic parts. If damage
occurs, it would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Approved
cleaning products can be obtained
from your dealer. Follow all
manufacturer directions regarding
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Caution (Continued)
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.
Rinse the vehicle well, before washing
and after, to remove all cleaning
agents completely. If they are allowed
to dry on the surface, they could stain.
Dry the finish with a soft, clean
chamois or an all-cotton towel to
avoid surface scratches and water
spotting.
Finish Care
Application of aftermarket clearcoat
sealant/wax materials is not
recommended. If painted surfaces are
damaged, see your dealer to have the
damage assessed and repaired. Foreign
materials such as calcium chloride
and other salts, ice melting agents,
road oil and tar, tree sap, bird
droppings, chemicals from industrial
chimneys, etc., can damage the
vehicle's finish if they remain on
painted surfaces. Wash the vehicle as
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soon as possible. If necessary, use
non-abrasive cleaners that are marked
safe for painted surfaces to remove
foreign matter.
Occasional hand waxing or mild
polishing should be done to remove
residue from the paint finish. See your
dealer for approved cleaning products.
Do not apply waxes or polishes to
uncoated plastic, vinyl, rubber, decals,
simulated wood, or flat paint as
damage can occur.
Caution
Machine compounding or
aggressive polishing on a basecoat/
clearcoat paint finish may damage
it. Use only non-abrasive waxes and
polishes that are made for a
basecoat/clearcoat paint finish on
the vehicle.
To keep the paint finish looking new,
keep the vehicle garaged or covered
whenever possible.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal
Moldings
Caution
Failure to clean and protect the
bright metal moldings can result in
a hazy white finish or pitting. This
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
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.
Carbon Fiber Care
Carbon fiber composite parts can be
washed and waxed like any other
parts. Use a clear or black pigmented
wax. See Composite Materials 0 192.
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.
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.
Washer fluids and other cleaning
agents in higher concentrations
than suggested by the
manufacturer.
Air Intakes
Clear debris from the air intakes,
between the hood and windshield
when washing the vehicle.
.
Solvents, alcohols, fuels, or other
harsh cleaners.
Windshield and Wiper Blades
.
Ice scrapers or other hard items.
.
Aftermarket appearance caps or
covers while the lamps are
illuminated, due to excessive heat
generated.
Clean the outside of the windshield
with glass cleaner.
Caution
Failure to clean lamps properly can
cause damage to the lamp cover
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Clean rubber blades using a lint-free
cloth or paper towel soaked with
windshield washer fluid or a mild
detergent. Wash the windshield
thoroughly when cleaning the blades.
Bugs, road grime, sap, and a buildup
of vehicle wash/wax treatments may
cause wiper streaking.
Replace the wiper blades if they are
worn or damaged. Damage can be
caused by extreme dusty conditions,
sand, salt, heat, sun, snow, and ice.
Caution
Weatherstrips
Using wax on low gloss black finish
stripes can increase the gloss level
and create a non-uniform finish.
Clean low gloss stripes with soap
and water only.
Apply weatherstrip lubricant 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
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application. Black marks from rubber
material on painted surfaces can be
removed by rubbing with a clean
cloth. See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 348.
Tires
Use a stiff brush with tire cleaner to
clean the tires.
Caution
Using petroleum-based tire dressing
products on the vehicle may
damage the paint finish and/or
tires. When applying a tire dressing,
always wipe off any overspray from
all painted surfaces on the vehicle.
Wheels and Trim — Aluminum or
Chrome
Use a soft, clean cloth with mild soap
and water to clean the wheels. After
rinsing thoroughly with clean water,
dry with a soft, clean towel. A wax
may then be applied.
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Caution
Caution (Continued)
Chrome wheels and other chrome
trim may be damaged if the vehicle
is not washed after driving on roads
that have been sprayed with
magnesium, calcium, or sodium
chloride. These chlorides are used
on roads for conditions such as ice
and dust. Always wash the chrome
with soap and water after exposure.
brushes. Damage could occur and
the repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
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
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Brake System
Visually inspect brake lines and hoses
for proper hook-up, binding, leaks,
cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake
pads for wear and rotors for surface
condition. Inspect drum brake linings/
shoes for wear or cracks. Inspect all
other brake parts.
Steering, Suspension, and
Chassis Components
Visually inspect steering, suspension,
and chassis components for damaged,
loose, or missing parts or signs of
wear at least once a year.
Inspect power steering for proper
attachment, connections, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.
Visually check constant velocity joint
boots and axle seals for leaks.
Body Component Lubrication
Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood
hinges, liftgate hinges, and the steel
fuel door hinge, unless the
components are plastic. Applying
silicone grease on weatherstrips with a
clean cloth will make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or
squeak.
Underbody Maintenance
At least twice a year, spring and fall,
use plain water to flush any corrosive
materials from the underbody. Take
care to thoroughly clean any areas
where mud and other debris can
collect.
Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water can
overcome the seals and contaminate
the fluid. Contaminated fluid will
decrease the life of the transfer case
and/or axles and should be replaced.
Sheet Metal Damage
If the vehicle is damaged and requires
sheet metal repair or replacement,
make sure the body repair shop
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applies anti-corrosion material to
parts repaired or replaced to restore
corrosion protection.
Original manufacturer replacement
parts will provide the corrosion
protection while maintaining the
vehicle warranty.
Finish Damage
Quickly repair minor chips and
scratches with touch-up materials
available from your dealer to avoid
corrosion. Larger areas of finish
damage can be corrected in your
dealer's body and paint shop.
Chemical Paint Spotting
Airborne pollutants can fall upon and
attack painted vehicle surfaces
causing blotchy, ring-shaped
discolorations, and small, irregular
dark spots etched into the paint
surface. See “Finish Care” previously in
this section.
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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.
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.
Use a soft bristle brush to remove
dust from knobs and crevices on the
instrument cluster. Using a mild soap
solution, immediately remove hand
lotions, sunscreen, and insect
repellent from all interior surfaces or
permanent damage may result.
Use cleaners specifically designed for
the surfaces being cleaned to prevent
permanent damage. Apply all cleaners
directly to the cleaning cloth. Do not
spray cleaners on any switches or
controls. Remove cleaners quickly.
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:
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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Caution
To prevent scratching, never use
abrasive cleaners on automotive
glass. Abrasive cleaners or
aggressive cleaning may damage
the rear window defogger.
Cleaning the windshield with water
during the first three to six months of
ownership will reduce tendency to fog.
Speaker Covers
Vacuum around a speaker cover
gently, so that the speaker will not be
damaged. Clean spots with water and
mild soap.
Coated Moldings
Coated moldings should be cleaned.
. When lightly soiled, wipe with a
sponge or soft, lint-free cloth
dampened with water.
. When heavily soiled, use warm
soapy water.
Fabric/Carpet/Suede
Start by vacuuming the surface using
a soft brush attachment. If a rotating
vacuum brush attachment is being
used, only use it on the floor carpet.
Before cleaning, gently remove as
much of the soil as possible:
. Gently blot liquids with a paper
towel. Continue blotting until no
more soil can be removed.
. For solid soils, remove as much as
possible prior to vacuuming.
To clean:
1. Saturate a clean, lint-free
colorfast cloth with water.
Microfiber cloth is recommended
to prevent lint transfer to the
fabric or carpet.
2. Remove excess moisture by
gently wringing until water does
not drip from the cleaning cloth.
3. Start on the outside edge of the
soil and gently rub toward the
center. Fold the cleaning cloth to
a clean area frequently to
prevent forcing the soil in to the
fabric.
4. Continue gently rubbing the
soiled area until there is no
longer any color transfer from
the soil to the cleaning cloth.
5. If the soil is not completely
removed, use a mild soap
solution followed only by plain
water.
If the soil is not completely removed,
it may be necessary to use a
commercial upholstery cleaner or spot
lifter. Test a small hidden area for
colorfastness before using a
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
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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.
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Caution
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.
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.
Do not use cleaners that increase
gloss, especially on the instrument
panel. Reflected glare can decrease
visibility through the windshield
under certain conditions.
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.
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Care of Seat Belts
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye seat belt
webbing. It may severely weaken
the webbing. In a crash, they might
not be able to provide adequate
protection. Clean and rinse seat belt
webbing only with mild soap and
lukewarm water. Allow the webbing
to dry.
Floor Mats
{ Warning
If a floor mat is the wrong size or is
not properly installed, it can
interfere with the pedals.
Interference with the pedals can
cause unintended acceleration and/
or increased stopping distance
which can cause a crash and injury.
Make sure the floor mat does not
interfere with the pedals.
Use the following guidelines for
proper floor mat usage.
. The original equipment floor mats
were designed for your vehicle.
If the floor mats need replacing, it
is recommended that GM certified
floor mats be purchased. Non-GM
floor mats may not fit properly
and may interfere with the pedals.
Always check that the floor mats
do not interfere with the pedals.
. Do not use a floor mat if the
vehicle is not equipped with a
floor mat retainer on the driver
side floor.
. Use the floor mat with the correct
side up. Do not turn it over.
. Do not place anything on top of
the driver side floor mat.
. Use only a single floor mat on the
driver side.
. Do not place one floor mat on top
of another.
The driver side floor mat is held in
place by two button-type retainers.
Removing and Replacing the
Floor Mats
1. Pull up on the rear of the floor
mat to unlock the retainers and
remove.
2. Reinstall by lining up the floor
mat retainer openings over the
carpet retainers and snap into
position.
3. Make sure the floor mat is
properly secured in place. Verify
the floor mat does not interfere
with the pedals.
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Service and
Maintenance
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Special Application Services
Special Application Services . . . . . 344
Additional Maintenance
and Care
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Maintenance Replacement
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Maintenance Records
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
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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.
Do not have chemical flushes that
are not approved by GM performed
on the vehicle. The use of flushes,
solvents, cleaners, or lubricants that
are not approved by GM could
damage the vehicle, requiring
expensive repairs that are not
covered by the vehicle warranty.
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 0 188.
. Are driven on reasonable road
surfaces within legal driving limits.
. Use the recommended fuel. See
Fuel 0 242.
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 0 254.
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Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance
Maintenance Schedule
This vehicle comes with Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance. It is a
maintenance program that covers
select services, when scheduled in
accordance with the owner’s 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.
At Each Fuel Stop
. Check the engine oil level. See
Engine Oil 0 263.
Cadillac requires that all Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance services
be performed by a Cadillac authorized
service dealer.
Owner Checks and Services
Once a Month
. Check the tire inflation pressures.
See Tire Pressure 0 301.
. Inspect the tires for wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 307.
. Check the windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 275.
Engine Oil Change
When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message displays, have the
engine oil and filter changed within
the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven
under the best conditions, the engine
oil life system may not indicate the
need for vehicle service for up to a
year. The engine oil and filter must be
changed at least once a year and the
oil life system must be reset. Your
trained dealer technician can perform
this work. If the engine oil life system
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is reset accidentally, service the
vehicle within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since
the last service. Reset the oil life
system when the oil is changed. See
Engine Oil Life System 0 265.
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 0 307.
. Check engine oil level and oil
life percentage. If needed, change
engine oil and filter, and reset oil
life system. See Engine Oil 0 263
and Engine Oil Life System 0 265.
. Check engine coolant level. See
Cooling System 0 269.
. Check windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 275.
. Visually inspect windshield wiper
blades for wear, cracking,
or contamination. See Exterior
Care 0 329. Replace worn or
damaged wiper blades. See Wiper
Blade Replacement 0 280.
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Check tire inflation pressures. See
Tire Pressure 0 301.
.
Visually inspect fuel system for
damage or leaks.
.
Inspect tire wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 307.
.
Visually inspect exhaust system
and nearby heat shields for loose
or damaged parts.
.
Visually check for fluid leaks.
.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter.
See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 267.
.
Inspect brake system. See Exterior
Care 0 329.
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Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of wear.
See Exterior Care 0 329.
Check restraint system
components. See Safety System
Check 0 75.
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Lubricate body components. See
Exterior Care 0 329.
.
Check starter switch. See Starter
Switch Check 0 279.
.
Check automatic transmission
shift lock control function. See
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock
Control Function Check 0 280.
.
Check parking brake and
automatic transmission park
mechanism. See Park Brake and
P (Park) Mechanism Check 0 280.
.
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. If the hold open is low,
service the gas strut. See Gas
Strut(s) 0 281.
.
Inspect sunroof track and seal,
if equipped. See Sunroof 0 53.
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3 6 000 k m/ 22,500 mi
4 8 000 k m/ 30,000 mi
6 0 000 k m/ 37,500 mi
7 2 000 k m/ 45,000 mi
8 4 000 k m/ 52,500 mi
9 6 000 k m/ 60,000 mi
1 0 8 000 k m/ 67,500 mi
1 2 0 000 k m/ 75,000 mi
1 3 2 000 k m/ 82,500 mi
1 4 4 000 k m/ 90,000 mi
1 5 6 000 k m/ 97,500 mi
1 6 8 000 k m/ 105,000 mi
1 8 0 000 k m/ 112,500 mi
1 9 2 000 k m/ 120,000 mi
2 0 4 000 k m/ 127,500 mi
2 1 6 000 k m/ 135,000 mi
2 2 8 000 k m/ 142,500 mi
2 4 0 000 k m/ 150,000 mi
Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and
perform Required Services. Check engine oil level
and oil life percentage. Change engine oil and filter,
if needed. (1)
2 4 000 k m/ 15,000 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Normal
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Change rear axle fluid, if equipped with electronic
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Change transfer case fluid, if equipped with
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Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Normal
(3) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper attachment,
connection, routing, and condition.
(1) Vehicles with different size front
and rear tires do not have tire
rotation. See Tire Rotation 0 307.
(4) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(2) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent passenger
compartment air filter replacement
may be needed if driving in areas with
heavy traffic, poor air quality, high
dust levels, or environmental
allergens. Passenger compartment air
filter replacement may also be needed
if there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer can
help determine when to replace the
filter.
(5) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water can
overcome the seals and contaminate
the transfer case fluid. Contaminated
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or axles and should
be replaced.
(6) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System 0 269.
(7) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage; replace,
if needed.
(8) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 276.
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Replace passenger compartment air filter. (2)
3 6 000 k m/ 22,500 mi
4 8 000 k m/ 30,000 mi
6 0 000 k m/ 37,500 mi
7 2 000 k m/ 45,000 mi
8 4 000 k m/ 52,500 mi
9 6 000 k m/ 60,000 mi
1 0 8 000 k m/ 67,500 mi
1 2 0 000 k m/ 75,000 mi
1 3 2 000 k m/ 82,500 mi
1 4 4 000 k m/ 90,000 mi
1 5 6 000 k m/ 97,500 mi
1 6 8 000 k m/ 105,000 mi
1 8 0 000 k m/ 112,500 mi
1 9 2 000 k m/ 120,000 mi
2 0 4 000 k m/ 127,500 mi
2 1 6 000 k m/ 135,000 mi
2 2 8 000 k m/ 142,500 mi
2 4 0 000 k m/ 150,000 mi
Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and
perform Required Services. Check engine oil level
and oil life percentage. Change engine oil and filter,
if needed. (1)
2 4 000 k m/ 15,000 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Severe
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Replace engine air cleaner filter. (Except 6.2L
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Replace engine air cleaner filter. (6.2L V8 Engine) (4)
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differential. (5)
Change front axle fluid, if equipped with limited slip
differential. (5)
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Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Severe
(1) Vehicles with different size front
and rear tires do not have tire
rotation. See Tire Rotation 0 307.
(2) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent passenger
compartment air filter replacement
may be needed if driving in areas with
heavy traffic, poor air quality, high
dust levels, or environmental
allergens. Passenger compartment air
filter replacement may also be needed
if there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer can
help determine when to replace the
filter.
(3) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper attachment,
connection, routing, and condition.
(4) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(5) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water can
overcome the seals and contaminate
the transfer case fluid. Contaminated
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or axles and should
be replaced.
(6) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System 0 269.
(7) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage; replace,
if needed.
(8) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 276.
Special Application
Services
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Severe Commercial Use Vehicles
Only: Lubricate chassis
components every oil change.
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Have underbody flushing service
performed. See "Underbody
Maintenance" in Exterior Care
0 329.
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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 0 348 for GM approved
fluids.
. Engine oil and windshield washer
fluid levels should be checked at
every fuel fill.
. Instrument cluster lights may
come on to indicate that fluids
may be low and need to be filled.
Fluids
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Hoses
Shocks and Struts
Tires
Hoses transport fluids and should be
regularly inspected to ensure that
there are no cracks or leaks. With a
multi-point inspection, your dealer
can inspect the hoses and advise if
replacement is needed.
Shocks and struts help aid in control
for a smoother ride.
. Signs of wear may include steering
wheel vibration, bounce/sway
while braking, longer stopping
distance, or uneven tire wear.
. As part of the multi-point
inspection, trained dealer
technicians can visually inspect
the shocks and struts for signs of
leaking, blown seals, or damage,
and can advise when service is
needed.
Tires need to be properly inflated,
rotated, and balanced. Maintaining
the tires can save money and fuel, and
can reduce the risk of tire failure.
. Signs that the tires need to be
replaced include three or more
visible treadwear indicators; cord
or fabric showing through the
rubber; cracks or cuts in the tread
or sidewall; or a bulge or split in
the tire.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect and recommend the right
tires. Your dealer can also provide
tire/wheel balancing services to
ensure smooth vehicle operation
at all speeds. Your dealer sells and
services name brand tires.
Lamps
Properly working headlamps,
taillamps, and brake lamps are
important to see and be seen on
the road.
. Signs that the headlamps need
attention include dimming, failure
to light, cracking, or damage. The
brake lamps need to be checked
periodically to ensure that they
light when braking.
. With a multi-point inspection,
your dealer can check the lamps
and note any concerns.
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Vehicle Care
To help keep the vehicle looking like
new, vehicle care products are
available from your dealer. For
information on how to clean and
protect the vehicle’s interior and
exterior, see Interior Care 0 333 and
Exterior Care 0 329.
Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment is critical for
ensuring that the tires deliver optimal
wear and performance.
. Signs that the alignment may need
to be adjusted include pulling,
improper vehicle handling,
or unusual tire wear.
.
Your dealer has the required
equipment to ensure proper wheel
alignment.
Windshield
For safety, appearance, and the best
viewing, keep the windshield clean
and clear.
. Signs of damage include scratches,
cracks, and chips.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect the windshield and
recommend proper replacement if
needed.
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Wiper Blades
Wiper blades need to be cleaned and
kept in good condition to provide a
clear view.
. Signs of wear include streaking,
skipping across the windshield,
and worn or split rubber.
. Trained dealer technicians can
check the wiper blades and replace
them when needed.
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Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Usage
Fluid/Lubricant
Automatic Transmission (Except CTS-V DEXRON-HP Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 19353429, in
and V-Sport)
Canada 19353430).
Automatic Transmission (CTS-V and
V-Sport Only)
ATF-WS Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 88863400, in
Canada 88863401).
Electronic Limited-Slip Differential
(eLSD) Hydraulic Apply Fluid (CTS-V
and V-Sport Only)
DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL Coolant. See
Cooling System 0 269.
Engine Oil
Engine oil meeting the dexos1 specification of the proper SAE viscosity grade.
ACDelco dexos1 full synthetic is recommended. See Engine Oil 0 263.
Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in Canada 89021674) or
Pivots, Spring Anchor, and Release Pawl lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
Hydraulic Brake System
Key Lock Cylinders, Hood and Door
Hinges
Rear Axle/Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive)
DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19353126, in Canada 19299819).
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in
Canada 10953474).
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88863089, in
Canada 88863090) meeting GM Specification 9986285.
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Fluid/Lubricant
Rear Axle (Limited-Slip Differential)
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88862624, in
Canada 88862625) meeting GM Specification 9986290.
Rear Axle (Non-Limited Slip
Differential)
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88863089, in
Canada 88863090) meeting GM Specification 9986285.
Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive)
Transfer Case Fluid (GM Part No. 88861950, in Canada 88861951).
Weatherstrip Conditioning
Windshield Washer
Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or
equivalent.
Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection
requirements.
Maintenance Replacement Parts
Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
Part
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
2.0L L4 Engine
20857930
A3178C
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
20857930
A3178C
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
22844634
A3185C
6.2L V8 Engine (V-Series)
22935844
A3203C
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
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Part
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
2.0L L4 Engine
12640445
PF64
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
19330000
PF63E
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
19330000
PF63E
6.2L V8 Engine (V-Series)
12640445
PF64
13508023
CF185
2.0L L4 Engine
12647827
41-125
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
12646780
41-130
Engine Oil Filter
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
Spark Plugs
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
12662396
41-147
6.2L V8 Engine (V-Series)
12642722
41-128
Driver Side – 60 cm (23.6 in)
84017839
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Passenger Side – 45 cm (17.7 in)
84017838
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Wiper Blades
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Maintenance Records
After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of
services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts.
Date
Odometer
Reading
Serviced By
Maintenance Stamp
Services Performed
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Technical Data
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Service Parts Identification
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications . . . . 353
Engine Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . 356
This legal identifier is in the front
corner of the instrument panel, on the
driver side of the vehicle. It can be
seen through the windshield from
outside. The Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) also appears on the
Vehicle Certification and Service Parts
labels and certificates of title and
registration.
Engine Identification
The eighth character in the VIN is the
engine code. This code identifies the
vehicle's engine, specifications, and
replacement parts. See “Engine
Specifications” under Capacities and
Specifications 0 353 for the vehicle's
engine code.
Service Parts Identification
Label
There may be a label on the inside of
the trunk that contains the following
information:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
. Model designation
.
Paint information
.
Production options and special
equipment
If there is no label, there is a barcode
on the certification label on the
center (B) pillar to scan for this same
information.
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Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications
The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
0 348 for more information.
Application
Air Conditioning Refrigerant
Capacities
Metric
English
For the air conditioning system refrigerant type and
charge amount, see the refrigerant label under the
hood. See your dealer for more information.
Cooling System – Engine
2.0L L4 Engine
8.8 L
9.3 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
13.0 L
13.8 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3) Low Temperature Radiator
1.6 L
1.7 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
10.0 L
10.6 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX) with KC4 Oil Cooler
10.6 L
11.2 qt
6.2L V8 Engine (V-Series)
10.4 L
12.9 qt
6.2L V8 Engine (V-Series) Low Temperature Radiator
2.0 L
2.2 qt
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Application
Capacities
Metric
English
4.7 L
5.0 qt
Engine Oil with Filter
2.0L L4 Engine RWD
2.0L L4 Engine AWD
5.7 L
6.0 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX) RWD (without oil cooler)
5.2 L
5.5 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX) RWD (with oil cooler)
5.7 L
6.0 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX) AWD
6.15 L
6.5 qt
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
6.6 L
7.0 qt
6.2L V8 Engine (V-Series)
9.5 L
10.0 qt
Fuel Tank
72 L
19 gal
Transfer Case – AWD
0.8 L
0.8 qt
Rear Axle (with limited slip)
1.2 L
1.3 qt
190 Y
140 lb ft
Wheel Nut Torque
All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual.
Recheck fluid level after filling.
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Engine Specifications
Engine
VIN Code
Transmission
Spark Plug Gap
2.0L L4 Engine (LTG)
X
Automatic
0.75–0.90 mm (0.030–0.035 in)
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
S
Automatic
0.80–0.90 mm (0.031–0.035 in)
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
8
Automatic
0.75–0.90 mm (0.030–0.035 in)
6.2L V8 Engine (V-Series)
6
Automatic
0.725–0.875 mm (0.029–
0.034 in)
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TECHNICAL DATA
Engine Drive Belt Routing
3.6L V6 Engine (LF3)
2.0L L4 Engine
6.2L V8 Engine
3.6L V6 Engine (LGX)
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Customer
Information
Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects to the
United States Government . . . . . 367
Reporting Safety Defects to the
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . 368
Reporting Safety Defects to
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Customer Information
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance Offices . . . .
Customer Assistance for Text
Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . . . . .
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GM Mobility Reimbursement
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scheduling Service
Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . . .
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . .
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Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . . .
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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.
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STEP TWO : If after contacting a
member of dealership management, it
appears your concern cannot be
resolved by your dealership without
further help, in the U.S., call the
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.
You may contact the BBB Auto Line
Program using the toll-free telephone
number or write them at the following
address:
The BBB Auto Line Program is an
out-of-court program administered by
the Council of Better Business Bureaus
to settle automotive disputes
regarding vehicle repairs or the
interpretation of the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Although you may
be required to resort to this informal
dispute resolution program prior to
filing a court action, use of the
program is free of charge and your
case will generally be heard within
40 days. If you do not agree with the
decision given in your case, you may
reject it and proceed with any other
venue for relief available to you.
Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
http://www.bbb.org/council/
programs-services/
dispute-handling-and-resolution/
bbb-auto-line
BBB Auto Line Program
Council of Better Business Bureaus,
Inc.
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
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
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Canada Company wants you to be
aware of its participation in a
no-charge mediation/arbitration
program. General Motors of Canada
Company has committed to binding
arbitration of owner disputes involving
factory-related vehicle service claims.
The program provides for the review
of the facts involved by an impartial
third party arbiter, and may include
an informal hearing before the arbiter.
The program is designed so that the
entire dispute settlement process,
from the time you file your complaint
to the final decision, should be
completed in about 70 days. We
believe our impartial program offers
advantages over courts in most
jurisdictions because it is informal,
quick, and free of charge.
General Motors Cadillac Customer
Care Centre
General Motors of Canada Company
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
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:
Cadillac Customer Assistance Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
www.Cadillac.com
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
1-800-458-8006
1-800-833-2622 (For Text Telephone
devices (TTYs))
Roadside Service: 1-800-224-1400
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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
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Cadillac by dialing: 1-800-833-2622.
TTY users in Canada can dial
1-800-263-3830.
Online Owner Center
Online Owner Experience (U.S.)
my.cadillac.com
The Cadillac online owner experience
allows interaction with Cadillac and
keeps important vehicle-specific
information in one place.
Membership Benefits
E : Download owner’s manuals and
view vehicle-specific how-to videos.
G : View maintenance schedules,
alerts, and OnStar onboard vehicle
diagnostic information. Schedule
service appointments.
I : View printable dealer-recorded
service records and self-recorded
service records.
D : Select a dealer and view
locations, maps, phone numbers, and
hours.
r : Track your vehicle’s warranty
information.
J : View active recalls or search by
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
See Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
0 352.
H : View GM Card, SiriusXM Satellite
radio (if equipped), and OnStar
account information.
.
Find Cadillac-recommended
maintenance services.
GM Mobility
Reimbursement Program
F : Chat with online help
representatives.
See my.cadillac.com to register your
vehicle.
Cadillac Owner Centre (Canada)
cadillacowner.ca
Visit the Cadillac Owner Centre:
. Chat live with online help
representatives.
. Locate owner resources such as
lease-end, financing, and warranty
information.
. Retrieve favorite articles, quizzes,
tips, and multimedia galleries
organized into the Featured
Articles and Auto Care Sections.
. Download owner’s manuals.
This program is available to qualified
applicants for cost reimbursement, up
to certain limits, of eligible
aftermarket adaptive equipment
required for the vehicle, such as hand
controls or a wheelchair/scooter lift
for the vehicle.
To learn about the GM Mobility
program, see www.gmmobility.com or
call the GM Mobility Assistance
Center at 1-800-323-9935. Text
Telephone (TTY) users, call
1-800-833-9935.
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General Motors of Canada also has a
Mobility program. See www.gm.ca or
call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (800-463-7483)
for details. TTY users call
1-800-263-3830.
Roadside Service
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400.
Canada: 1-800-882-1112.
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
Cadillac Owner Privileges™
.
Emergency Fuel Delivery:
Delivery of enough fuel for the
vehicle to get to the nearest
service station.
.
Lock-Out Service: Service to
unlock the vehicle if you are
locked out. A remote unlock may
be available if you have OnStar.
For security reasons, the driver
must present identification before
this service is given.
.
Emergency Tow from a Public
Road or Highway: Tow to the
nearest Cadillac dealer for
warranty service, or if the vehicle
was in a crash and cannot be
driven. Assistance is not given
when the vehicle is stuck in the
sand, mud, or snow.
.
Flat Tire Change: Service to
change a flat tire with a spare tire.
The spare tire, if equipped, must
be in good condition and properly
inflated. It is your responsibility
for the repair or replacement of
the tire if it is not covered by the
warranty.
Description of the problem
Coverage
Services are provided for the duration
of the vehicle’s powertrain warranty.
In the U.S., anyone driving the vehicle
is covered. In Canada, a person driving
the vehicle without permission from
the owner is not covered.
Roadside 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.
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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
a vehicle being delivered back to
the customer, up to 500 miles.
service vehicle complete with the
necessary Cadillac parts and tools
required to handle most roadside
repairs.
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
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.
Items considered are hotel, meals,
and rental car or a vehicle being
delivered back to the customer, up
to 800 km.
.
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.
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
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.
.
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.
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Scheduling Service
Appointments
Courtesy Transportation
Program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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Repair Facility
GM also recommends that you choose
a collision repair facility that meets
your needs before you ever need
collision repairs. Your dealer may have
a collision repair center with
GM-trained technicians and
state-of-the-art equipment, or be able
to recommend a collision repair center
that has GM-trained technicians and
comparable equipment.
Insuring the Vehicle
Protect your investment in the GM
vehicle with comprehensive and
collision insurance coverage. There are
significant differences in the quality of
coverage afforded by various
insurance policy terms. Many
insurance policies provide reduced
protection to the GM vehicle by
limiting compensation for damage
repairs by using aftermarket collision
parts. Some insurance companies will
not specify aftermarket collision parts.
When purchasing insurance, we
recommend that you ensure that the
vehicle will be repaired with GM
original equipment collision parts.
If such insurance coverage is not
available from your current insurance
carrier, consider switching to another
insurance carrier.
If the vehicle is leased, the leasing
company may require you to have
insurance that ensures repairs with
Genuine GM Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine
Manufacturer replacement parts. Read
the lease carefully, as you may be
charged at the end of the lease for
poor quality repairs.
If a Crash Occurs
If there has been an injury, call
emergency services for help. Do not
leave the scene of a crash until all
matters have been taken care of. Move
the vehicle only if its position puts
you in danger, or you are instructed to
move it by a police officer.
Give only the necessary information
to police and other parties involved in
the crash.
For emergency towing see Roadside
Service 0 361.
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Gather the following information:
. Driver name, address, and
telephone number
. Driver license number
.
Owner name, address, and
telephone number
.
Vehicle license plate number
.
Vehicle make, model, and
model year
.
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
.
Insurance company and policy
number
.
General description of the damage
to the other vehicle
Choose a reputable repair facility that
uses quality replacement parts. See
“Collision Parts” earlier in this section.
If the airbag has inflated, see What
Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
0 81.
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Managing the Vehicle Damage
Repair Process
In the event that the vehicle requires
damage repairs, GM recommends that
you take an active role in its repair.
If you have a pre-determined repair
facility of choice, take the vehicle
there, or have it towed there. Specify
to the facility that any required
replacement collision parts be original
equipment parts, either new Genuine
GM parts or recycled original GM
parts. Remember, recycled parts will
not be covered by the GM vehicle
warranty.
Insurance pays the bill for the repair,
but you must live with the repair.
Depending on your policy limits, your
insurance company may initially value
the repair using aftermarket parts.
Discuss this with the repair
professional, and insist on Genuine
GM parts. Remember, if the vehicle is
leased, you may be obligated to have
the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM
parts, even if your insurance coverage
does not pay the full cost.
If another party's insurance company
is paying for the repairs, you are not
obligated to accept a repair valuation
based on that insurance company's
collision policy repair limits, as you
have no contractual limits with that
company. In such cases, you can have
control of the repair and parts choices
as long as the cost stays within
reasonable limits.
Service Publications
Ordering Information
Service Manuals
Service Manuals have the diagnosis
and repair information on the engines,
transmission, axle, suspension, brakes,
electrical, steering, body, etc.
Owner Information
Owner publications are written
specifically for owners and intended
to provide basic operational
information about the vehicle. The
Owner’s Manual includes the
Maintenance Schedule for all models.
In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio,
Owner’s Manual, and Warranty
Manual.
RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 –
$40.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
Without Pouch: Owner’s Manual only.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:
$25.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
Current and Past Models
Service and Owner publications are
available for many current and past
model year GM vehicles.
ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-551-4123
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Eastern Time
For Credit Card Orders Only
(VISA-MasterCard-Discover), see Helm,
Inc. at: www.helminc.com.
Or write to:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
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Prices are subject to change without
notice and without incurring
obligation. Allow ample time for
delivery.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
All listed prices are quoted in U.S.
funds. Make checks payable in U.S.
funds.
2. The device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation of the
device.
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 Innovation, Science
and Economic Development (ISED)
Canada's RSP-100 / license-exempt
RSS's / ICES-001.
1. The device may not cause
harmful interference.
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.
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To contact NHTSA, you may call
the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free
at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY:
1-800-424-9153); go to
http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other
information about motor vehicle
safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
Reporting Safety Defects
to the Canadian
Government
If you live in Canada, and you
believe that the vehicle has a
safety defect, notify Transport
Canada immediately, and notify
General Motors of Canada
Company. Call Transport Canada
at 1-800-333-0510; go to:
www.tc.gc.ca/recalls (English)
www.tc.gc.ca/rappels (French)
or write to:
Transport Canada
Motor Vehicle Safety Directorate
Defect Investigations and Recalls
Division
80 Noel Street
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
In Mexico, call 01-800-466-0805.
In other Central America and
Caribbean Countries, call
52-722-236-0680.
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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.
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
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and no personal data (e.g., name,
gender, age, and crash location) are
recorded. However, other parties, such
as law enforcement, could combine
the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely
acquired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR,
special equipment is required, and
access to the vehicle or the EDR is
needed. In addition to the vehicle
manufacturer, other parties, such as
law enforcement, that have the special
equipment, can read the information
if they have access to the vehicle or
the EDR.
GM will not access these data or share
it with others except: with the consent
of the vehicle owner or, if the vehicle
is leased, with the consent of the
lessee; in response to an official
request by police or similar
government office; as part of GM's
defense of litigation through the
discovery process; or, as required by
law. Data that GM collects or receives
may also be used for GM research
needs or may be made available to
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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 service plan,
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
0 377.
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
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OnStar Services
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OnStar Additional
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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
service plan 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
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you and your vehicle, including
location information. See OnStar User
Terms, Privacy Statement, and
Software Terms for more details
including system limitations at
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
The OnStar system status light is next
to the OnStar buttons. If the status
light is:
. Solid Green: System is ready.
.
Flashing Green: On a call.
.
Red: Indicates a problem.
.
Off: System is active. Press Q
twice to speak with an OnStar
Advisor.
Press Q or call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) to speak to an
Advisor.
Functionality of the Voice Command
button may vary by vehicle and
region.
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Press
.
ONSTAR
= to:
Open the OnStar app on the
infotainment display. See the
infotainment manual for
information on how to use the
OnStar app.
Or
. 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.
Press
Q to connect to an Advisor to:
.
Verify account information or
update contact information.
.
Get driving directions.
.
Receive a Diagnostic check of the
vehicle's key operating systems.
.
Receive Roadside Assistance.
.
Manage Wi-Fi Settings,
if equipped.
Press > to get a priority connection
to an OnStar Advisor available 24/7 to:
. Get help for an emergency.
.
Be a Good Samaritan or respond
to an AMBER Alert.
.
Get assistance in severe weather
or other crisis situations and find
evacuation routes.
OnStar Services
Emergency
Emergency Services require an active,
OnStar service plan (excludes Basic
Plan). With Automatic Crash
Response, built-in sensors can
automatically alert a specially trained
OnStar Advisor who is immediately
connected in to the vehicle to help.
Press > for a priority connection to
an OnStar Advisor who can contact
emergency service providers, direct
them to your exact location, and relay
important information.
With OnStar Crisis Assist, specially
trained Advisors are available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to
provide a central point of contact,
assistance, and information during a
crisis.
With Roadside Assistance, Advisors
can locate a nearby service provider to
help with a flat tire, a battery jump,
or an empty gas tank.
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Security
If equipped, OnStar provides these
services:
. With Stolen Vehicle Assistance,
OnStar Advisors can use GPS to
pinpoint the vehicle and help
authorities quickly recover it.
. With Remote Ignition Block,
if equipped, OnStar can block the
engine from being restarted.
. With Stolen Vehicle Slowdown,
if equipped, OnStar can work with
law enforcement to gradually slow
the vehicle down.
Theft Alarm Notification
If equipped, if the doors are locked
and the vehicle alarm sounds, a
notification by text, e-mail, or phone
call will be sent. If the vehicle is
stolen, an OnStar Advisor can work
with authorities to recover the vehicle.
Navigation
OnStar navigation requires a specific
OnStar or connected service plan.
Press Q to receive Turn-by-Turn
directions or have them sent to the
vehicle’s navigation screen,
if equipped.
Turn-by-Turn Navigation
1. Press Q to connect to an
Advisor.
2. Request directions to be
downloaded to the vehicle.
3. Follow the voice-guided
commands.
Using Voice Commands During a
Planned Route
Functionality of the Voice Command
button may vary by vehicle and
region. For some vehicles, press = to
open the OnStar app on the
infotainment display. For other
vehicles press = as follows.
Cancel Route
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
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2. Say “Cancel route.” System
responds: “Do you want to cancel
directions?”
3. Say “Yes.” System responds: “OK,
request completed, thank you,
goodbye.”
Route Preview
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Route preview.” System
responds with the next three
maneuvers.
Repeat
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Repeat.” System responds
with the last direction given,
then responds with “OnStar
ready,” then a tone.
Get My Destination
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
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2. Say “Get my destination.” System
responds with the address and
distance to the destination, then
responds with “OnStar ready,”
then a tone.
Send Destination to Vehicle
Directions can be sent to the vehicle’s
navigation screen, if equipped.
Press Q, then ask the Advisor to
download directions to the vehicle’s
navigation system, if equipped. After
the call ends, the navigation screen
will provide prompts to begin driving
directions. Routes that are sent to the
navigation screen can only be
canceled through the navigation
system.
See www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Connections
The following OnStar services help
with staying connected.
For coverage maps, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Ensuring Security
. Change the default passwords for
the Wi-Fi hotspot and myCadillac
mobile app. Make these passwords
different from each other and use
a combination of letters, numbers,
and symbols to increase the
security.
. Change the default name of the
SSID (Service Set Identifier). This
is your network’s name that is
visible to other wireless devices.
Choose a unique name and avoid
family names or vehicle
descriptions.
OnStar Wi-Fi Hotspot (If Equipped)
The vehicle may have a built-in Wi-Fi
hotspot that provides access to the
Internet and web content at 4G LTE
speed. Up to seven mobile devices can
be connected. A data plan is required.
Use the in-vehicle controls only when
it is safe to do so.
1. To retrieve Wi-Fi hotspot
information, press = to open
the OnStar app on the
infotainment display, then select
Wi-Fi Hotspot. On some vehicles,
touch Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Settings on
the screen.
2. The Wi-Fi settings will display
the Wi-Fi hotspot name (SSID),
password, and on some vehicles,
the connection type (no Internet
connection, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE), and
signal quality (poor, good,
excellent).
3. To change the SSID or password,
press Q or call 1-888-4ONSTAR
to connect with an Advisor. On
some vehicles, the SSID and
password can be changed in the
Wi-Fi Hotspot menu.
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, by
using the myCadillac mobile app,
or by contacting an OnStar Advisor.
On some vehicles, Wi-Fi can also be
managed from the Wi-Fi
Hotspot menu.
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MyCadillac Mobile App (If Available)
Download the myCadillac mobile app
to compatible Apple and Android
smartphones. Cadillac users can
access the following services from a
smartphone:
. 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 destinations 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.
.
Locate a dealer and schedule
service.
.
Request roadside assistance.
.
.
Set a parking reminder with pin
drop, take a photo, make a note,
and set a timer.
Connect with Cadillac on social
media.
For myCadillac mobile app
information and compatibility, see
www.my.cadillac.com.
An active OnStar service, compatible
device, factory-installed remote start,
and power locks are required. Data
rates apply. See www.onstar.com for
details and system limitations.
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.
Functionality of the Voice Command
button may vary by vehicle and
region. For some vehicles, press = to
open the OnStar app on the
infotainment display, then select
Hands-Free calling. For other vehicles
press = as follows.
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.”
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2. Say “Call.” System responds: “Call.
Please say the name or number
to call.”
3. Say “911” without pausing.
System responds: “911.”
4. Say “Call.” System responds: “OK,
dialing 911.”
Retrieve My Number
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “My number.” System
responds: “Your OnStar
Hands-Free Calling number is,”
then says the number.
End a Call
Press =. System responds: “Call
ended.”
Verify Minutes and Expiration
Press = and say “Minutes” then
“Verify” to check how many minutes
remain and their expiration date.
Diagnostics
appear on the infotainment
display. Proactive Alerts are
designed to help predict specific
types of issues based on
information collected from the
vehicle. Other factors may affect
vehicle performance. Not all issues
will deliver alerts. In some cases, a
dealer service check may be
required to confirm the accuracy
of the alerts.
By monitoring and reporting on the
vehicle’s key systems, OnStar
Advanced Diagnostics provides a way
to keep up on maintenance.
Capabilities vary by model. See
www.onstar.com for details and
system limitations. Message and data
rates may apply.
Includes:
. Diagnostic Alerts: Set preferences
to receive real-time e-mails, texts,
or monthly reports of the vehicle’s
health. Or press Q to have an
Advisor initiate a remote
diagnostic report.
. Proactive Alerts: Receive a
real-time e-mail or text message
regarding potential issues with key
vehicle components, such as the
battery, fuel system, or starter
system. Alerts for potential issues
.
Dealer Maintenance Notification:
Have the vehicle notify your
preferred dealer when it is time for
maintenance. Your dealer will then
contact you to set up an
appointment.
To begin, press Q to speak to an
Advisor, or see www.onstar.com.
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.
OnStar Additional
Information
Transferring Service
OnStar Smart Driver
OnStar Smart Driver provides
information about driving behavior to
help maximize overall vehicle
performance, reduce wear and tear,
and enhance fuel efficiency. An
Insurance Discounts Eligibility feature
is also offered within OnStar Smart
Driver. See www.onstar.com for details
regarding vehicle eligibility and
system limitations. OnStar, General
Motors, and their affiliates are not
insurance providers. Obtain insurance
only from licensed insurance
providers.
In-Vehicle Audio Messages
Audio messages may play important
information at the following times:
.
.
Prior to vehicle purchase. Press
to set up an account.
After change in ownership and at
90 days.
Q
With the OnStar Basic Plan, every
60 days.
Press Q to request account transfer
eligibility information. The Advisor
can cancel or change account
information.
Selling/Transferring the Vehicle
Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827)
immediately to terminate your OnStar
services if the vehicle is disposed of,
sold, transferred, or if the lease ends.
Reactivation for Subsequent
Owners
Press Q and follow the prompts to
speak to an Advisor as soon as
possible. The Advisor will update
vehicle records and explain OnStar
service options.
How OnStar Service Works
Automatic Crash Response,
Emergency Services, Crisis Assist,
Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Advanced
Vehicle Diagnostics, Remote Services,
Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn
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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
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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 0 367.
Services for People with
Disabilities
Advisors provide services to help with
physical disabilities and medical
conditions.
Press
Q to help:
.
Locate a gas station with an
attendant to pump gas.
.
Find a hotel, restaurant, etc., that
meets accessibility needs.
.
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.
OnStar Personal Identification
Number (PIN)
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.
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 10 days, OnStar can
contact Roadside Assistance or a
locksmith to help gain access to the
vehicle.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
.
Obstruction of the GPS can occur
in a large city with tall buildings;
in parking garages; around
airports; in tunnels and
underpasses; or in an area with
very dense trees. If GPS signals are
not available, the OnStar system
should still operate to call OnStar.
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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.
A temporary loss of GPS can cause
loss of the ability to send a
Turn-by-Turn Navigation route. The
Advisor may give a verbal route or
may ask for a call back after the
vehicle is driven into an open area.
Cellular and GPS Antennas
Cellular reception is required for
OnStar to send remote signals to the
vehicle. Do not place items over or
near the antenna to prevent blocking
cellular and GPS signal reception.
Unable to Connect to OnStar
Message
If there is limited cellular coverage or
the cellular network has reached
maximum capacity, this message may
come on. Press Q to try the call again
or try again after driving a few miles
into another cellular area.
Vehicle and Power Issues
OnStar services require a vehicle
electrical system, wireless service, and
GPS satellite technologies to be
available and operating for features to
function properly. These systems may
not operate if the battery is
discharged or disconnected.
Add-on Electrical Equipment
The OnStar system is integrated into
the electrical architecture of the
vehicle. Do not add any electrical
equipment. See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 251. 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
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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
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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.
OnStar - Software
Acknowledgements
Certain OnStar components include
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third party software. Below are the
notices and licenses associated with
libcurl and unzip and for other
third party software please see
http://opensource.lge.com/index
www.onstar.com/us/en/
libcurl:
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Such altered versions are further
prohibited from
misrepresentative use of the
Zip-Bugs or Info-ZIP e-mail
addresses or of the
Info-ZIP URL(s).
4. Info-ZIP retains the right to use
the names “Info-ZIP,” “Zip,”
“UnZip,” “UnZipSFX,” “WiZ,”
“Pocket UnZip,” “Pocket Zip,” and
“MacZip” for its own source and
binary releases.
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INDEX
A
Accessories and Modifications . . . . . 254
Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . . . . 251
Additional Information
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Adjustments
Lumbar, Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Thigh Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine . . . . . . . . . . 267
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167, 172
Air Filter, Passenger
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Airbag System
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
How Does an Airbag Restrain? . . . . .81
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . .82
What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . . . .80
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Airbag System (cont'd)
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Airbags
Adding Equipment to the
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Passenger Status Indicator . . . . . . . 126
Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Servicing Airbag-Equipped
Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Alarm
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Alert
Lane Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Side Blind Zone (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . 236
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203, 279
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . 204
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Appearance Care
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Assistance Systems for Driving . . . . 232
Assistance Systems for Parking
and Backing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
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Auto Stop Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Automatic
Dimming Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Forward Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Headlamp System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Shift Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
B
Battery
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Load Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Power Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Battery - North America . . . . . .277, 323
Blade Replacement, Wiper . . . . . . . . . 280
Boost Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Brake
Parking, Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Antilock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Brakes (cont'd)
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Automatic Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Break-In, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Bulb Replacement
Back-up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
License Plate Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
C
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
California
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . .253, 277, 323,
Back Cover
Canadian Vehicle Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Capacities and Specifications . . . . . . 353
383
Carbon Monoxide
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Cargo
Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Caution, Danger, and Warning . . . . . . . .3
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Charging
Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Check
Engine Light (Malfunction
Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Child Restraints
Infants and Young Children . . . . . . . .90
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101, 103
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Cleaning
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
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Climate Control Systems (cont'd)
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Cluster, Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Compartments
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Competitive Driving Mode . . . . . . . . . 211
Composite Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Compressor Kit, Tire Sealant . . . . . . . 315
Connections
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Control
Traction and Electronic
Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Coolant
Engine Temperature Gauge . . . . . . 124
Engine Temperature Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167, 172
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Cruise Control, Adaptive . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . 359
Customer Information
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
D
Damage Repair, Collision . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Danger, Warning, and Caution . . . . . . . .3
Data Collection
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Data Recorder
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Data Recorders, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) . . . 155
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Diagnostics
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Differential, Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Door
Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Power Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Rear Seat Pass-Through . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Drive Belt Routing, Engine . . . . . . . . . 356
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203, 279
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . 225
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Driver Mode Control Light . . . . . . . . . 133
Driving
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Competitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Drunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
For Better Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . .28
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . 185
If the Vehicle is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
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Driving (cont'd)
Track Events and Competitive . . . 180
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
E
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Electric Parking Brake Light . . . . . . . 130
Electrical Equipment, Add-On . . . . . 251
Electrical System
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . 285
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . . 289
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Emergency
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Engine
Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Check Light (Malfunction
Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Compartment Overview . . . . . . . . . . 256
Coolant Temperature Gauge . . . . . 124
Engine (cont'd)
Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Running While Parked . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 194
Engine Oil
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Equipment, Towing . . . . . . . . . . . .250, 251
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Extended Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . . . . 155
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver . . . . 160
F
Features
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
385
Filter,
Engine Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Flashers, Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . 157
Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Fluid
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . 266
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Forward Automatic Braking . . . . . . . . 235
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Frequency Statement
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Front Seats
Heated and Ventilated . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Economy Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 134
Requirements, California . . . . . . . . . 243
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Fuses
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . .
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GM Mobility Reimbursement
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
286
285
289
291
G
Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Gas Strut(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Gauges
Boost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Engine Coolant Temperature . . . . 124
Engine Oil Temperature . . . . . . . . . . 124
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Warning Lights and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
General Information
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . 337
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
H
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . 157
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Head-up Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Headlamps
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . 155
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Heated
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Heater
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167, 172
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
High-Speed Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . 185
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly . . . 70
HVAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167, 172
I
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Indicator
Vehicle Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Infants and Young Children,
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Instrument Panel
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
J
Jump Starting - North America . . . . 323
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K
Keyless Entry
Remote (RKE) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
L
Labeling, Tire Sidewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Lamps
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Daytime Running (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . 155
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Exterior Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . . 155
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
License Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Malfunction Indicator (Check
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Lane Keep Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
LATCH System
Replacing Parts after a Crash . . . . 100
LATCH, Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Light, Auto Stop Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Lighting
Adaptive Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Illumination Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Lights
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Brake System Warning . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Check Engine (Malfunction
Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
387
Lights (cont'd)
High-Beam On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . 155
Lane Keep Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Low Fuel Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Seat Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Service Electric Parking Brake . . . 130
StabiliTrak OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Traction Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Limited-Slip Differential . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . . . . . . 95
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
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M
Maintenance
Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Maintenance and Care
Additional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . . . 128
Manual Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Messages
Engine Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Mirror
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Automatic Dimming Rearview . . . . .48
Convex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Tilt in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Mirrors, Interior Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Driver Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Monitor System, Tire Pressure . . . . . 303
N
Navigation
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Net, Convenience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
O
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Off-Road
Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Oil
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Older Children, Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
OnStar Additional Information . . . . 377
OnStar Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
OnStar Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
OnStar Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
OnStar Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
OnStar Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
OnStar Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Ordering
Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Outlets
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
P
Park
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Parking
Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Extended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Parking or Backing
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . . . 82
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements, California . . . . . . . . . 254
Performance Data
Recorder (PDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
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Personalization
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Protection, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Retained Accessory (RAP) . . . . . . . . 197
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Pregnancy, Using Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . 74
Premium Care Maintenance
Cadillac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording . . . . . . . . . . 369
Program
Courtesy Transportation . . . . . . . . . 363
Proposition
65 Warning,
California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253, 277, 323,
Back Cover
R
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . . . . . 367
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Rear Camera Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Rear Climate Control System . . . . . . 172
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . . . . . 69
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . 226
Rear Window Sunshade . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Rearview Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Records
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . 326
Reimbursement Program, GM
Mobility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Replacement Parts
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Replacing Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Replacing LATCH System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Replacing Seat Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Reporting Safety Defects
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
389
Reporting Safety Defects (cont'd)
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Restraints
Where to Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Ride Control Systems
Enhanced Traction
System (ETS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Roads
Driving, Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Routing, Engine Drive Belt . . . . . . . . . 356
Run-Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
S
Safety Defects Reporting
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
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Safety Defects Reporting (cont'd)
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . . . . 363
Sealant Kit, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
How to Wear Seat Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Replacing after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Seats
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Heated and Ventilated Front . . . . . . .64
Heated, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Lumbar Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . . .60
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Power Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . . . .57
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Securing Child Restraints . . . . .101, 103
Security
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Security (cont'd)
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Vehicle Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Doing Your Own Work . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Maintenance, General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Parts Identification Label . . . . . . . . 352
Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . . 363
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Services
Special Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Servicing the Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Shift Lock Control Function
Check, Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Shifting
Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . 236
Signals, Turn and Lane-Change . . . . 157
Special Application Services . . . . . . . 344
Specifications and Capacities . . . . . . 353
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
StabiliTrak
OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Start Assist, Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Start Vehicle, Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 194
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Heated Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Storage Areas
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Center Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Struts
Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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Sunshade
Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
System
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) . . . . 232
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161, 370
Systems
Driver Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . . . 359
Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 60
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
All-Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Low Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301, 302
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Pressure Monitor Operation . . . . . . 304
Tires (cont'd)
Pressure Monitor System . . . . . . . . 303
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Run-Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Sealant and Compressor Kit . . . . . 315
Sealant and Compressor Kit,
Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Terminology and Definitions . . . . 299
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . 311
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Towing
Driving Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250, 251
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249–251
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Track Events and Competitive
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Traction
Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
391
Traction (cont'd)
Limited-Slip Differential . . . . . . . . . . 214
Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Trailer
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249–251
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Fluid, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Transportation Program,
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Turn and Lane-Change Signals . . . . 157
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . . . 311
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . . . 149
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
V
Vehicle
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Canadian Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . 352
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INDEX
Vehicle (cont'd)
Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Vehicle Care
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Vehicle-to-Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Ventilation, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
W
Warning
Brake System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Caution and Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lane Departure (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Warnings
Hazard Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Wheels
Alignment and Tire Balance . . . . . 312
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
When It Is Time for New Tires . . . . 308
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . . . . 94
Wi-Fi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Windshield
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Winter
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 280
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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