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Wiper Blade Replacement      Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear or cracking. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11?3 for more information on wiper blade inspection. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different...
When to Add Engine Oil      If the oil is below the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick, add 1 L (1 qt) of the recommended oil and then recheck the level. See “Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in this section for an explanation of what kind...
When the System Does Not Seem To Work Properly      The RVC system might not work properly or display a clear image if: • The RVC is turned off. See “Turning the RVC System On or Off” earlier in this section. • It is dark. • The sun or the beam of headlamps is shining...
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. Treadwear indicators are one way to tell when it is time for new tires. Treadwear...
Weight-Distributing Hitch Adjustment      A. Body to Ground Distance B. Front of Vehicle When using a weight-distributing hitch, the spring bars should be adjusted so the distance (A) is the same after coupling the trailer to the tow vehicle and adjusting...
Voltmeter Gauge      This gauge indicates the battery voltage when the ignition is turned on. When the ignition is on, this gauge indicates the battery voltage. When the engine is running, this gauge shows the condition of the charging...
Feature Settings Menu Items      The following customization features allow you to program settings to the vehicle: DISPLAY IN ENGLISH This feature will only display if a language other than English has been set. This feature allows you to change the...
Vehicle Information Menu Items (with DIC Buttons)      (Vehicle Information): Press this button to scroll through the following menu items:
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)      Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) This legal identifier is in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the left side of the vehicle. It can be seen through the windshield from outside. The VIN also appears on...
Hands-Free Calling      1. Push . System responds: “OnStar ready.” 2. Say “Dial.” System responds: “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...
Using Voice Commands During a Planned Route      Cancel Route 1. Push . System responds: “OnStar ready,” then a tone. Say “Cancel route.” System responds: “Would you like to cancel route directions to your destination?” 2. Say “Yes.” System responds: “OK, route...
Verify Minutes and Expiration      Push and say “minutes” then “verify” to check how many minutes remain and their expiration date.
Place a Call Using a Stored Number      1. Push . System responds: “OnStar ready.” 2. Say “Call <name tag>.” System responds: “OK, calling <name tag>.”
End a Call      Push . System responds: “Call ended.”
Retrieve My Number      1. Push . System responds: “OnStar ready.” 2. Say “My Number.” System responds: “Your OnStar Hands-Free Calling number is.”
Store a Name Tag for Speed Dialing      1. Push . System responds: “OnStar ready.” 2. Say “Store.” System responds: “Please say the number you would like to store.” 3. Say the entire number without pausing. System responds: “Please say the name tag.” 4....
XM™ Satellite Radio Service      XM is a satellite radio service based in the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces. XM Satellite Radio has a wide variety of programming and commercial-free music, coast to coast, and in digital-quality sound....
Playing a CD      If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. The CD is...
Radio Data System (RDS)      For radios with the Radio Data System (RDS) feature, it only works with FM stations that broadcast RDS information. This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and only works when the information...
Using the Radio      (Power/Volume): Press to turn the system on and off. Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the volume. (Information) (AM-FM Radio and AM-FM Radio with CD): Press to switch the display between the...
Playing a DVD      DVD/CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press to cycle through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the radio. The DVD/CD text tab and a message showing the track or chapter number will display when a disc is in either slot. Press the...
Using the Auxiliary Input Jack      Radios with an auxiliary input jack located on the lower right side of the faceplate can connect to an external audio device such as an iPod®, MP3 player, or CD player, for use as another source for audio listening. This...
Using Softkeys to Play a DVD-V (Video)      Once a DVD-V is inserted, the radio display menu shows several tab options for playback. Press the softkey located under any tab option during DVD-V playback. (Play/Pause): Press either the Play or Pause tab displayed on...
Using Softkeys to Play a DVD-A (Audio)      Once a DVD-A is inserted, the radio display menu shows several tab options for playback. Press the softkey located under any tab option during DVD-A playback. (Play/Pause): Press either the play or pause icon displayed on...
Using Softkeys to Control a USB Storage Device or iPod      The five softkeys below the radio display are used to control the functions listed below. To use the softkeys: 1. Press the first or fifth softkey below the radio display to display the functions listed below, or press...
Universal Remote System Programming      Vehicles with the Universal Remote System will have these buttons located in the headliner. This system provides a way to replace up to three remote control transmitters used to activate devices such as garage door...
Turning the System On and Off      The URPA system can be turned on and off using the rear park aid disable button located next to the radio. The indicator light comes on when the system is disabled and turns off when the system is on. When the...
Turning the RVC System On or Off      To turn the RVC system on or off: 1. Shift into P (Park). 2. Press MENU to enter the configure menu options. Turn the Multifunction knob until the Display feature is highlighted and press the Multifunction knob. Or press...
Turning the RVC System On or Off      To turn off the RVC system, press and hold , located on the inside rearview mirror, until the left indicator light turns off. The RVC display is now disabled. To turn the RVC system on, press and hold until the left...
Turn and Lane-Change Signals      An arrow on the instrument panel cluster flashes in the direction of the turn or lane change. Move the lever all the way up or down to signal a turn. Raise or lower the lever for less than one second until the arrow...
Truck-Camper Loading Information      A vehicle-specific Truck-Camper Loading Information label is attached to the inside of the vehicle's glove box. This label indicates if a slide-in camper can be carried, how much of a load the vehicle can carry, and how to...
Trip/Fuel Menu Items (with DIC Buttons)      (Trip/Fuel): Press this button to scroll through the following menu items:
Trailer Brake Control Panel      A. Manual Trailer Brake Apply Lever B. Trailer Gain Adjustment Buttons The ITBC system has a control panel located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. See Instrument Panel (Base/Uplevel...
Trademarks and License Agreements      Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #'s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are registered trademarks and DTS...
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light      The TCS/StabiliTrak light comes on briefly when the engine is started. If the light does not come on or stays on, have the vehicle serviced by the dealer. If the system is working normally, the indicator light turns...
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. Also, the TPMS sensor...
Tow/Haul Mode Light      For vehicles with the Tow/Haul Mode feature, this light comes on when the Tow/Haul Mode has been activated. For more information, see Tow/Haul Mode on page 9?42.
Tow/Haul Mode      Pressing this button at the end of the shift lever turns on and off the Tow/Haul Mode. This indicator light on the instrument panel cluster comes on when the Tow/Haul Mode is on. Tow/Haul is a feature that...
Tow/Haul Mode      4-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission Vehicles with an automatic transmission have a Tow/Haul Mode. The Tow/Haul Mode adjusts the transmission shift pattern to reduce shift cycling,...
Tire Sidewall Labeling      Useful information about a tire is molded into the sidewall. The examples show a typical passenger and light truck tire sidewall. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire (A) Tire Size: The tire size code is a combination of...
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 on page 10?68. • Check engine oil level and oil life percentage. If needed, change engine oil and filter, and reset oil...
Tire Rotation      Tires should be rotated every 12 000 km (7,500 mi). See Maintenance Schedule on page 11?3. Tires are rotated to achieve a uniform wear for all tires. The first rotation is the most important. Any time unusual wear is...
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 Pressure Light      For vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), this light comes on briefly when the engine is started. It provides information about tire pressures and the TPMS.
Tire Designations      Tire Size The examples show a typical passenger vehicle and light truck tire size. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire (A) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: The United States version of a metric tire sizing system. The...
Tire and Loading Information Label      Label Example A vehicle specific Tire and Loading Information label is attached to the center pillar (B-pillar). With the driver door open, you will find the label attached below the door lock post (striker). The tire...
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps      To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the tailgate. See Tailgate on page 2?10 for more information. 2. Remove the two rear lamp assembly screws near the tailgate latch strikerpost and pull rearward until...
Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models)      A. Backup Lamp B. Stoplamp/Taillamp/Turn Signal Lamp To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Remove the four screws. 2. Lift the lens off the lamp assembly. 3. Turn the old bulb counterclockwise and pull the it...
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools      WARNING Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place....
Stopping and Resuming Playback      To stop playing a DVD without turning off the system, press the button on the remote control, or press the softkey located under the or the tabs displayed on the radio. If the radio is sourced to something other than...
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...
StabiliTrak® System      The vehicle has a vehicle stability enhancement system called StabiliTrak. It is an advanced computer-controlled system that assists the driver with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions....
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 goes off. Press and release the Traction...
Specification      Use and ask for licensed engine oils with the dexos1™ approved certification mark. Engine oils meeting the requirements for the vehicle should have the dexos™1 approved certification mark. This certification mark indicates...
Playing an MP3 or WMA (in Either the DVD or CD Slot)      If a disc is inserted into the top DVD slot, the rear seat operator can turn on the video screen and use the remote control to navigate the CD (tracks only). (Tune): Turn to select MP3/WMA files. SEEK: Press to go to...
Playing an MP3      (Information): Press to display additional text information related to the current song. If information is available, the song title information displays on the top line of the display and artist information displays on the...
Finding a Channel      BAND: Press to switch between AM, FM, or XM™, if equipped. (Tune): Turn to manually select an XM channel. SEEK: Press to go to the previous XM channel. SEEK: Press to go to the next XM channel. REV: Press...
Finding a Category (CAT) Station      To find XM channels in a category: 1. Press the CAT button to display the category tabs. Continue pressing the CAT button until the desired category name displays. • Radios with CD and DVD can also navigate the category...
Playing a CD (in Either the DVD or CD Slot)      If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. The CD is...
Using the Radio to Control a USB Storage Device or iPod      The radio can control a USB storage device or an iPod using the radio buttons and knobs, and display song information on the radio’s display. (Tune): Turn to select files. SEEK: Press to go to the start of the track,...
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) (All Except AM-FM Radio and Radio with CD)      BAL/FADE (Balance/Fade): To adjust the balance or fade: 1. Press the knob until the speaker control tabs display. 2. Highlight the desired speaker control tab by doing one of the following: • Press the knob. •...
Finding a Station      BAND: Press to switch between AM, FM, or XM™, if equipped. (Tune): Turn to manually select radio stations. SEEK: Press to seek the previous radio station. Press and hold for a few seconds until a beep sounds to scan...
Adding and Removing Categories      Categories cannot be added or removed while the vehicle is moving faster than 8 km/h (5 mph). To add or remove a category: 1. Press the MENU button. 2. Press the softkey located below the XM CAT tab. 3. Turn the...
Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble) (All Except AM-FM Radio and Radio with CD)      BASS/MID/TREB (Bass, Midrange, or Treble): To adjust the bass, midrange, or treble: 1. Press the knob until the tone control tabs display. 2. Highlight the desired tone control tab by doing one of the following: •...
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble) (AM-FM Radio and AM-FM Radio with CD)      To adjust the bass or treble: 1. Press the knob until Bass or Treble displays. 2. To adjust the setting, do one of the following: • Turn the knob. • Press either SEEK, or SEEK. • Press either FWD, or...
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) (AM-FM Radio and AM-FM Radio with CD)      To adjust the balance or fade: 1. Press or press the knob until the speaker control label displays. 2. To adjust the setting, do one of the following: • Turn the knob. • Press either SEEK, or SEEK. •...
Erasing Speed Memory      The cruise control set speed is erased from memory by pressing or if the ignition is turned off.
Ending Cruise Control      There are three ways to end cruise control: • To disengage cruise control; step lightly on the brake pedal. • Press on the steering wheel. • To turn off the cruise control, press on the steering wheel.
Setting Cruise Control      If the cruise button is on when not in use, it could get bumped and go into cruise when not desired. Keep the cruise control switch off when cruise is not being used. The cruise control light on the instrument panel cluster...
Sensors      The solar sensor, located in the defrost grille in the middle of the instrument panel, monitors the solar heat. Do not cover the solar sensor or the system will not work properly. The interior temperature sensor,...
Security Light      The security light should come on briefly as the engine is started. If the system is working normally, the indicator light turns off. If it does not come on, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the light stays...
Safety Belt Reminders      Driver Safety Belt Reminder Light There is a driver safety belt reminder light on the instrument panel cluster. When the vehicle is started, this light flashes and a chime may come on to remind the driver to...
RVC Location      The camera is located in the bezel for the tailgate handle. This shows the field of view that the camera provides. A. View displayed by the camera A. View displayed by the camera B. Corners of the...
Replacing the Engine Air Cleaner/ Filter      1. Locate the air cleaner/filter assembly. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10?6. 2. Loosen the four screws on the cover of the housing and lift up the cover. 3. Remove the engine air cleaner/ filter...
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools      Crew Cab A. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit B. Tool Kit C. Wheel Blocks D. Jack E. Jack Knob F. Wing Nut Retaining Wheel Blocks Regular Cab A. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit B. Tool Kit C. Wheel...
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire      Use the following pictures and instructions to remove the flat tire and raise the vehicle. A. Jack B. Wheel Blocks C. Jack Handle D. Jack Handle Extension E. Wheel Wrench The tools you will be using include...
Remote Control Buttons      (Power): Press this button to turn the video screen on and off. (Illumination): Press this button to turn the remote control backlight on. The backlight automatically times out after 7 to 10 seconds if no other button...
Remote Control      To use the remote control, aim it at the transmitter window at the rear of the RSE overhead console and press the desired button. Direct sunlight or very bright light could affect the ability of the RSE transmitter to...
Recovery Hooks      WARNING Never pull on recovery hooks from the side. The hooks could break and you and others could be injured. When using recovery hooks, always pull the vehicle straight out. Notice: Never use recovery hooks to...
Recommended Transfer Case Settings      Notice: Driving on clean, dry pavement in four-wheel drive for an extended period of time can cause premature wear on the vehicle's powertrain. Do not drive on clean, dry pavement in Four-Wheel Drive for extended periods...
Recommended Transfer Case Settings      You can choose among four driving settings: Indicator lights in the dial show which setting you are in. The indicator lights will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition and one will stay on. If the lights do not...
Rear Window Defogger      The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. (Rear Window Defogger): For vehicles with this feature, press to turn the defogger on or off. It automatically turns off several minutes...
Rear Window Defogger      For vehicles with a rear window defogger, a warming grid is used to remove fog from the rear window. (Rear): Press to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light on the button comes on to show that the...
Rear Towing (Rear Wheels Off the Ground)      Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Use the following procedure to dolly tow a two-wheel-drive vehicle from the rear: 1. Attach the dolly to the tow vehicle following the dolly manufacturer's instructions. 2. Drive the rear...
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System      Vehicles with this feature allow the rear seat passengers to listen to and control any of the music sources: radio, CDs, DVDs, or other auxiliary sources. However, the rear seat passengers can only control the music sources...
Range Selection Mode (Allison® Transmission or Hydra-Matic® 6-Speed Transmission)      The vehicle may have a Range Selection Mode. The Range Selection Mode helps control the vehicle's transmission and vehicle speed while driving down hill or towing a trailer by letting you select a desired range of gears....
Programming Universal Home Remote — Rolling Code      For questions or help programming the Universal Home Remote System, call 1-866-572-2728 or go to www.learcar2u.com. Most garage door openers sold after 1996 are Rolling Code units. Programming a garage door opener...
Programming Universal Home Remote — Fixed Code      For questions or help programming the Universal Home Remote System, call 1-866-572-2728 or go to www.learcar2u.com. Most garage door openers sold before 1996 are Fixed Code units. Programming a garage door opener...
Power Steering Fluid      See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10?6 for reservoir location.
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator      If the vehicle has one of the indicators pictured in the following illustrations, then the vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger position unless there is an airbag off switch located in the glove...
Parking Brake      Set the parking brake by holding the regular brake pedal down, then pushing down the parking brake pedal. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on page...
Operation      AM-FM Radio Radio with CD (MP3) Shown; Radio with USB and CD (MP3), Radio with USB and Six-Disc CD (MP3), and Radio with CD Similar Radio with USB, CD, and DVD (MP3) The vehicle has one of these...
Diagnostics      OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics will perform a vehicle check every month. It will check the engine, transmission, antilock brakes, and major vehicle systems. It also checks the tire pressures, if the vehicle is equipped with the...
Other Navigation Services Available from OnStar      OnStar eNav: Allows subscribers to send destinations from Google Maps™ and MapQuest.com to their Turn-by-Turn Navigation or screen-based navigation system. When ready, the directions will be downloaded to the vehicle....
Turn-by-Turn Navigation      1. Push to connect to a live Advisor. 2. Request directions. 3. Directions are downloaded to the vehicle. 4. Follow the voice-guided commands.
Navigation      OnStar navigation requires the Directions and Connections service plan. Push to receive directions or have them sent to the vehicle navigation screen. Destinations can also be forwarded to the vehicle from Google Maps™ or...
Transferring Service      Push to request account transfer eligibility information. The Advisor can assist in canceling or removing account information. If OnStar receives information that vehicle ownership has changed, OnStar may send a voice...
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. Push to try the call again or try again after driving a few miles into another cellular area.
Languages      The vehicle can be programmed to respond in French or Spanish. Push and ask an Advisor. Advisors can speak French or Spanish.
How OnStar Service Works      Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostics, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, and Hands-Free Calling are available on most...
Reactivation for Subsequent Owners      Push and follow the prompts to speak to an Advisor as soon as possible after acquiring the vehicle. The Advisor will update vehicle records and will explain the OnStar service offers and options available.
Services for People with Disabilities      Advisors provide services to help subscribers with physical disabilities and medical conditions. Push for help with: • Locating a gas station with an attendant to pump gas. • Finding a hotel, restaurant, etc., that...
OnStar Overview      If equipped, this vehicle has a comprehensive, in-vehicle system that can connect to a live Advisor for Emergency, Security, Navigation, Connection, and Diagnostic Services. The OnStar system status light is next to...
Off-Road Recovery      The vehicle's right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. Follow these tips: 1. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer the vehicle so that it...
Manual Transfer Case      The transfer case shift lever is on the floor to the right of the driver. Use this lever to shift into and out of Four-Wheel Drive. A Four-Wheel Drive indicator light comes on when you shift into four-wheel...
Malfunction Indicator Lamp      A computer system called OBD II (On-Board Diagnostics-Second Generation) monitors the operation of the vehicle to ensure emissions are at acceptable levels, to produce a cleaner environment. This light comes on when the...
Maintenance Replacement Parts      Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer. If your vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement for more information.
Low Fuel Warning Light      This light, under the fuel gauge, comes on briefly while the engine is being started. This light and a chime, if the vehicle is equipped with a radio, comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. The Driver...
Loading Points      A. Primary Load Points B. Secondary Load Areas C. Cargo Management Option Holes Structural members (A) and (B) are included in the pick-up box design. Additional accessories should use these load points....
License Plate Lamp      To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Reach under the rear bumper for the bulb socket. 2. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull the bulb socket out of the lamp assembly. 3. Pull the old bulb straight out...
Jump Starting      For more information about the vehicle battery, see Battery on page 10?31. If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. If the vehicle's battery (or batteries) has run down, you may want to...
Integrated Trailer Brake Control System      The vehicle may have an Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system for electric trailer brakes. This symbol is located on the Trailer Brake Control Panel on vehicles with an Integrated Trailer Brake Control system....
Instrument Panel Illumination Control      (Instrument Panel Brightness): This feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights and is located next to the exterior lamps control. Push the knob to extend out and then it can be turned. Turn the...
Inserting a CD(s) (Six-Disc CD Player)      LOAD : Press to load CDs into the CD player. This CD player holds up to six CDs. To insert one CD: 1. Press and release the LOAD button. 2. Wait for the message to insert the disc. 3. Load a CD. Insert the CD...
Ending a Call      Press to end a call.
Call Waiting      Call waiting must be supported on the cell phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier. • Press to answer an incoming call when another call is active. The original call is placed on hold. • Press again to...
Receiving a Call      When an incoming call is received, the audio system mutes and a ring tone is heard in the vehicle. • Press to answer the call. • Press to ignore a call.
Transferring Audio to the Bluetooth System from a Cell Phone      During a call with the audio on the cell phone, press . The audio transfers to the vehicle. If the audio does not transfer to the vehicle, use the audio transfer feature on the cell phone. See your cell phone manufacturer's...
Transferring Audio from the Bluetooth System to a Cell Phone      During a call with the audio in the vehicle: 1. Press . 2. Say “Transfer Call.”
Muting a Call      During a call, all sounds from inside the vehicle can be muted so that the person on the other end of the call cannot hear them. • To mute a call, press , and then say “Mute call.” . To cancel mute, press , and then say...
Three-Way Calling      Three-way calling must be supported on the cell phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier. 1. While on a call, press . 2. Say “Three-way call.” 3. Use the dial or call command to dial the number of the third...
Using the “Re-dial” Command      1. Press and hold for two seconds. 2. After the tone, say “Re-dial.” Once connected, the person called will be heard through the audio speakers.
Using the “Digit Dial” Command      The digit dial command allows a phone number to be dialed by entering the digits one at a time. After each digit is entered, the system repeats back the digit it heard followed by a tone. If an unwanted number is...
Using the “Dial” or “Call” Command      1. Press and hold for two seconds. 2. Say “Dial” or “Call.” 3. Say the entire number without pausing, or say the name tag. Once connected, the person called will be heard through the audio speakers.
Listing Stored Numbers      The list command will list all stored numbers and name tags. Using the “List” Command 1. Press and hold for two seconds. 2. Say “Directory.” 3. Say “Hands-Free Calling.” 4. Say “List.”
Using the “Delete All Name Tags” Command      This command deletes all stored name tags in the Hands-Free Calling Directory and the OnStar Turn-by-Turn Destinations Directory, if equipped. To delete all name tags: 1. Press and hold for two seconds. 2. Say...
Using the “Delete” Command      1. Press and hold for two seconds. 2. Say “Delete.” 3. Say the name tag you want to delete.
Using the “Digit Store” Command      If an unwanted number is recognized by the system, say “Clear” at any time to clear the last number. To hear all of the numbers recognized by the system, say “Verify” at any time. 1. Press and hold for two seconds....
Using the “Store” Command      1. Press and hold for two seconds. 2. Say “Store.” 3. Say the phone number or group of numbers you want to store all at once with no pauses, then follow the directions given by the system to save a name tag for this number.
Connecting to a Different Phone      To connect to a different cell phone, the Bluetooth system looks for the next available cell phone in the order in which all the available cell phones were paired. Depending on which cell phone you want to connect to, you may...
Deleting a Paired Phone      If the phone name you want to delete is unknown, see “Listing All Paired and Connected Phones.” 1. Press and hold for two seconds. 2. Say “Bluetooth.” 3. Say “Delete.” The system asks which phone to delete. 4. Say the...
Listing All Paired and Connected Phones      The system can list all cell phones paired to it. If a paired cell phone is also connected to the vehicle, the system responds with “is connected” after that phone name. 1. Press and hold for two seconds. 2. Say...
Pairing a Phone      1. Press and hold for two seconds. 2. Say “Bluetooth.” This command can be skipped. 3. Say “Pair.” The system responds with instructions and a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). The PIN is used in Step 5....
Bluetooth Controls      Use the buttons located on the steering wheel to operate the invehicle Bluetooth system. See Steering Wheel Controls on page 5?3 for more information. (Mute/Push To Talk): Press to answer incoming calls, confirm system...
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Tones      The Bluetooth system can send numbers and the numbers stored as name tags during a call. You can use this feature when calling a menu-driven phone system. Account numbers can also be stored for use. Sending a Number or...
Voice Pass-Thru      Voice pass-thru allows access to the voice recognition commands on the cell phone. See your cell phone manufacturer's user guide to see if the cell phone supports this feature. To access contacts stored in the cell phone:...
Steering Wheel Controls      Steering Wheel Controls If available, some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. : Press to go to the next favorite radio station, track on a CD, or folder on an iPod® or USB device. :...
Driver Information Center (DIC)      The DIC display is located at the bottom of the instrument panel cluster. It shows the status of many vehicle systems and enables access to the personalization menu. The DIC buttons are located on the instrument panel,...
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants      This maintenance section applies to vehicles with a gasoline engine. If the vehicle has a diesel engine and/or an Allison Transmission, see the maintenance schedule section in the DURAMAX® Diesel manual. Fluids and...
Weight of the Trailer Tongue      The tongue load (A) of any trailer is very important because it is also part of the vehicle weight. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and the people who will be...
Setting the Clock      To set the time and date: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, then press , to turn the radio on. 2. Press to display HR, MIN, MM, DD, and YYYY (hour, minute, month, day, and year). 3. Press the...
Radio(s)      Radio with USB, CD, and DVD (MP3) : Press to turn the system on and off. Turn to increase or decrease the volume. BAND: Press to choose between FM, AM, or XM™, if equipped. : Select radio stations....
Weight of the Trailer      How heavy can a trailer safely be? It depends on how the rig is used. Speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature, and how much the vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. It can depend on any special...
Cruise Control      Cruise Control : Press to turn the system on or off. The indicator light is on when cruise control is on and turns off when cruise control is off. : Press briefly to make the vehicle resume to a previously set...
Transfer Case Buttons      The vehicle will have one of these three styles of transfer case controls. Use these controls to shift into and out of the different Four-Wheel Drive modes. Manual Transfer Case This transfer case shift lever is...
Range Selection Mode      Range Selection Mode The Range Selection Mode switch, if equipped, is located on the shift lever. To enable the Range Selection feature: 1. Move the column shift lever to the M(Manual) position. The current...
Dual Automatic Climate Control System      Dual Automatic Climate Control System A. Driver and Passenger Temperature Controls B. Fan Control C. AUTO D. Defrost E. Air Recirculation F. Outside Air G. Air Delivery Mode Control H. Display I....
Brake System Warning Light      With the ignition on, the brake system warning light comes on when the parking brake is set. If the vehicle is driven with the parking brake engaged, a chime sounds when the vehicle speed is greater than 8 km/h (5 mph). The...
Climate Control System (With Heater Only)      Climate Control System (With Heater Only) A. Fan Control B. Temperature Control C. Air Delivery Mode Control See Climate Control Systems (with Air Conditioning) on page 8?1 or Climate Control Systems (with...
Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning)      Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning) A. Fan Control B. Temperature Control C. Air Delivery Mode Control D. Air Conditioning E. Outside Air F. Air Recirculation G. Rear Window Defogger
Windshield Wiper/Washer      Windshield Wiper/Washer The front wiper control is located on the turn and lane-change lever. The windshield wipers are controlled by turning the band with on it. : For a single wipe, turn to , then...
Exterior Lighting      The exterior lamps control is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. : Turns off the automatic headlamps and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). Turn the headlamp control to the off position...
Instrument Panel Fuse Block      The instrument panel fuse block access door is located on the driver side edge of the instrument panel. Pull off the cover to access the fuse block. The vehicle may not be equipped with all of the fuses,...
Dome Lamp Override      The dome lamp override button is located next to the exterior lamps control. : Press the button in and the dome lamps remain off when a door is opened. Press the button again to return it to the extended position...
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment      On vehicles with this feature, you can change the position of the throttle and brake pedals. The control used to adjust the pedals is located on the instrument panel below the climate control system. Press the...
Steering Wheel Adjustment      Steering Wheel Adjustment The tilt lever is located on the lower left side of the steering column. To adjust the steering wheel: 1. Hold the steering wheel and pull the lever. 2. Move the steering wheel up...
Exterior Mirrors      Exterior Mirrors Vehicles with outside power mirrors and foldaway mirrors have controls located on the driver door. 1. Press (A) or (B) to select the driver or passenger side mirror. 2. Press the arrows on the...
Passenger Sensing System      The passenger sensing system, if equipped, turns off the front outboard passenger frontal airbag under certain conditions. No other airbag is affected by the passenger sensing system. If the vehicle has one of the...
Safety Belts      Safety Belts Refer to the following sections for important information on how to use safety belts properly. • Safety Belts on page 3?12. • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly on page 3?13. • Lap-Shoulder Belt...
Headlamp High/ Low-Beam Changer      (Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer): To change the headlamps from low to high beam, push the lever toward the instrument panel. To return to low-beam headlamps, pull the multifunction lever toward you. Then release it....
Heated and Ventilated Seats      Heated and Cooled Seat Buttons Shown, Heated Seat Buttons Similar If available, the buttons are on the front doors. : If available, press to cool the seat. : Press to heat the seatback only. :...
Easy Exit Driver Seat      This feature can move the seat rearward to allow extra room to exit the vehicle. : Press to recall the easy exit seat position. The vehicle must be in P (Park). See Memory Seats on page 3?7 and Vehicle Personalization...
Memory Features      Memory Features On vehicles with the memory feature, the controls on the driver door are used to program and recall memory settings for the driver seat, outside mirrors, and the adjustable throttle and brake pedals,...
Reclining Seatbacks      Manual Reclining Seatbacks To recline a manual seatback: 1. Lift the lever. 2. Move the seatback to the desired position, and then release the lever to lock the seatback in place. 3. Push and pull on the...
Replacement Bulbs      For replacement bulbs not listed here, contact your dealer.
Lumbar Adjustment      Manual Lumbar If equipped, increase or decrease manual lumbar support by turning the knob forward or rearward. See Lumbar Adjustment on page 3?4 for more information. Power Lumbar To adjust the...
Power Seats      To adjust a power seat, if equipped: • Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control forward or rearward. • If available, raise or lower the front or rear part of the seat cushion by moving the front or...
Manual Seats      To adjust the seat: 1. Lift the bar to unlock the seat. 2. Slide the seat to the desired position and release the bar. 3. Try to move the seat back and forth to be sure the seat is locked in place. See Seat...
Power Sliding Rear Window      On vehicles with a power sliding rear window, the switch is located in the overhead console. See Rear Windows on page 2?19. • Push the switch to open the window. • Pull the switch to close the window. The power...
Power Windows      Crew Cab Shown If available, the power window switches are located on each door. The driver door also has a switch for the passenger and rear windows. Push the switch to lower the window. Pull the switch up to...
Canceling a Remote Start      To cancel a remote start: • Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle and press and hold until the parking lamps turn off. • Turn on the hazard warning flashers. • Turn the ignition on and then back off.
Starting the Vehicle      1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle. 2. Press and release . 3. Immediately after completing Step 2, press and hold until the turn signal lamps flash. When the vehicle starts, the parking lamps will turn on...
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System      The RKE transmitter is used to remotely lock and unlock the doors from up to 60m (195 ft) away from the vehicle. : Press to unlock the driver door. Press again within three seconds to unlock all remaining...
Power Door Locks      If available, the switches are on the front doors. : Press to unlock the doors. : Press to lock the doors.
Instrument Panel (Premium Version)      Instrument Panel (Premium Version) A. Air Vents on page 8?11. B. Turn and Lane-Change Lever. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals on page 6?6. Windshield Wiper/Washer on page 5?5. C. Instrument Cluster on...
Instrument Panel (Base/Uplevel Version)      Instrument Panel (Base/Uplevel Version) A. Air Vents on page 8?11. B. Turn and Lane-Change Lever. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals on page 6?6. Windshield Wiper/Washer on page 5?5. C. Driver Information...
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....
Selecting Tracks on an iPod or USB Device (Vehicles without a Navigation System)      1. Press and hold or while listening to a song until the contents of the current folder display on the radio display. 2. Press and release or to scroll up or down the list, then press and hold w, or press ¨ to...
CD/DVD      To select tracks on a CD/DVD: Press and release or to go to the next or previous track.
Radio      To select preset or favorite radio stations: Press and release or to go to the next or previous radio station stored as a preset or favorite.
Fuel Gauge      Metric English When the ignition is on, the fuel gauge shows about how much fuel is left in the fuel tank. An arrow on the fuel gauge indicates the side of the vehicle the fuel door is on. The gauge...
Instrument Cluster      English Light Duty Premium Shown. Metric, Uplevel, Base and Heavy Duty Similar. For vehicles with a DURAMAX® Diesel engine, see the DURAMAX® Diesel Supplement for more information. For vehicles with a Hybrid, see...
Vehicle Symbol Chart      Here are some additional symbols that may be found on the vehicle and what they mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to the Index. Adjustable Pedals Airbag Readiness Light Air Conditioning...
MP3 Radios with a Single CD or a Single CD and DVD Player      To adjust the time and date: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, then press the button to turn the radio on. 2. Press the button to display HR, MIN, MM, DD, YYYY (hour, minute, month, day, and...
MP3 Radio with a Six-Disc CD Player      To set the time and date: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, then press the button to turn the radio on. 2. Press the MENU button and then the softkey under the tab to display HR, MIN, MM, DD, YYYY...
AM-FM Radio and AM-FM Radio with CD Player      To set the clock: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, then press the button to turn the radio on. 2. Press the button until the hour numbers begin to flash, then turn the knob to increase or...
Compass Calibration Procedure      1. Before calibrating the compass, make sure the compass zone is set to the variance zone in which the vehicle is located. See “Compass Variance (Zone) Procedure” earlier in this section. Do not operate any switches such as...
OnStar®      If the vehicle is equipped with an active OnStar system, that system may also record data in crash or near crash-like situations. The OnStar Terms and Conditions provides information on data collection and use and is available...
Compass Variance (Zone) Procedure      1. Do not set the compass zone when the vehicle is moving. Only set it when the vehicle is in P (Park). Press the vehicle information button until PRESS TO CHANGE COMPASS ZONE displays. Or, if the vehicle does not have...
Windshield Washer      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. (Washer Fluid): Push the paddle marked with the...
Windshield Wiper/Washer      The front wiper control is located on the turn and lane-change lever. The windshield wipers are controlled by turning the band with on it. (Mist): For a single wipe, turn to , then release. For several...
Navigating an iPod or USB Device on the Music Navigator Screen (Vehicles with a Navigation System)      1. Press and release or to select the next or previous track within the selected category. 2. Press and hold or to move quickly through the tracks within the selected category. 3. Press and release to move up...
Navigating an iPod or USB Device on the Main Audio Screen (Vehicles with a Navigation System)      1. Press and release or to select the next or previous track within the selected category. 2. Press and hold or to move quickly through the tracks. 3. Press and release to move up one track within the selected...
Navigating Folders on an iPod or USB Device (Vehicles without a Navigation System)      1. Press and hold or while listening to a song until the contents of the current folder display on the radio display. 2. Press and hold to go back to the previous folder list. 3. Press and release or to scroll...
Steering Wheel Controls      If equipped, some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. (Next) : Press to go to the next favorite radio station, track on a CD, or folder on an iPod® or USB device. (Previous/End): Press to go to...
Steering Wheel Adjustment      The tilt lever is located on the lower left side of the steering column. To adjust the steering wheel: 1. Hold the steering wheel and pull the lever. 2. Move the steering wheel up or down. 3. Release the lever...
Center Console Storage      Vehicles with an upper and lower center console storage area have cupholders included. Pull the lever (A) up to access the upper storage area. Raise the upper storage bin, then pull the lever (B) up to access the lower...
Instrument Panel Storage      For vehicles equipped with an instrument panel storage area, it is located above the glove box. Access the storage area by pressing and holding in the driver side of the handle and pull out on the exposed portion of...
Heavy Duty Crew Cab Only      This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 3?49. A label on the sun visor says, “Never put a rear-facing child seat in the...
With Airbag Off Switch      This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 3?49. There may be a switch in the glove box that you can use to turn off the right...
With Passenger Sensing System      This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 3?49. In addition, the vehicle may have a passenger sensing system which is designed...
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)      When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with the child restraint to make sure it is compatible with this vehicle. If the child restraint has the LATCH system, see Lower...
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions      Warning messages found on vehicle labels and in this manual describe hazards and what to do to avoid or reduce them. Danger indicates a hazard with a high level of risk which will result in serious injury or death....
Crew and Extended Cab Models      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...
Regular Cab Models      1. If the child restraint manufacturer recommends that the top tether be attached, attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor, if your vehicle has one. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the...
Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations      Regular Cab — Two-Passenger Front Seat Regular Cab — Three-Passenger Front Seat (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. Do not install a child restraint in the center front seat...
Top Tether Anchor      A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle. A top tether anchor is built into the vehicle. The top tether attachment (B) on the child restraint connects to the top tether anchor in the...
Lower Anchors      Lower anchors (A) 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 (B).
Child Restraint Systems      (A) Rear-Facing Infant Seat A rear-facing infant seat (A) 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...
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...
Older Children      Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle safety belts. The manufacturer's instructions that come with the booster seat state the weight and height limitations for that booster. Use a...
If the Off Indicator is Lit for an Adult-Size Occupant      If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. If this happens, use the following steps to allow...
Passenger Sensing System      If the vehicle has one of the indicators pictured in the following illustrations, then the vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger position, unless there is an airbag off switch located in the...
Airbag On-Off Switch      If one of the switches pictured in the following illustrations is located in the glove box, the vehicle has an airbag on-off switch that you can use to manually turn on or off the right front passenger airbag. United...
Where Are the Airbags?      The driver airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The right front passenger airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger side. Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side Similar If the vehicle has...
Lap Belt (Crew and Extended Cab)      This section is only for the lap belt. To learn how to wear a lap-shoulder belt, see Lap-Shoulder Belt on page 3?15. Your vehicle may have a center seating position. When you sit in the center front seating position, you...
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy      Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap...
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides      This vehicle may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. If not, they are available through your dealer. The guides may provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for some adults....
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster      The vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the driver and right front passenger. 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...
Lap-Shoulder Belt      If the vehicle is a regular cab, then all seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. If the vehicle is a crew or extended cab, then all seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt except for the...
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly      This section is only for people of adult size. There are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and infants. If a child will be riding in the vehicle, see...
Capacities and Specifications      The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12 for more information. If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel...
Why Safety Belts Work      Why Safety Belts Work When riding in a vehicle, you travel as fast as the vehicle does. If the vehicle stops suddenly, you keep going until something stops you. It could be the windshield, the instrument panel, or...
Rear Seats (Extended Cab Full Bench)      Folding the Rear Seat Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle the safety belts and return them to their normal stowed position...
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats      WARNING If you cannot feel temperature change or pain to the skin, the seat heater may cause burns even at low temperatures. To reduce the risk of burns, people with such a condition should use care when using the seat...
Easy Exit Driver Seat      This feature can move the seat rearward to allow extra room to exit the vehicle. (Easy Exit Driver Seat): Press to recall the easy exit seat position. The vehicle must be in P (Park). If the easy exit seat...
Memory Seats      Memory Seats On vehicles with the memory feature, the controls on the driver door are used to program and recall memory settings for the driver seat, outside mirrors, and the adjustable throttle and brake pedals, if...
Power Reclining Seatbacks      To recline a power seatback, if equipped: • Tilt the top of the control rearward to recline. • Tilt the top of the control forward to raise.
Manual Reclining Seatbacks      WARNING You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not want to....
Reclining Seatbacks      WARNING Sitting in a reclined position when the vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even when buckled up, the safety belts cannot do their job when reclined like this. The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it...
Power Lumbar      Power Lumbar To adjust the power lumbar support, if equipped: • On vehicles with two-way lumbar, press and hold the top or bottom of the control to increase or decrease lumbar support. • On vehicles with...
Manual Lumbar      Manual Lumbar If equipped, increase or decrease manual lumbar support by turning the knob forward or rearward.
Power Seat Adjustment      To adjust a power seat, if equipped: • Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control forward or rearward. • If available, raise or lower the front or rear part of the seat cushion by moving the front or...
Seat Adjustment      WARNING You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not want to....
Front Seats      The front seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. WARNING With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occupants will suffer a neck/...
Sunroof (Crew Cab)      Sunroof (Crew Cab) A. Open or Close B. Vent On vehicles with a sunroof, the sunroof only operates when the ignition is in the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN or the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See...
Sunroof (Extended Cab)      Sunroof (Extended Cab) On vehicles with a sunroof, the sunroof only operates when the ignition is in the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN or the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP)...
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.
Sun Visors      Sun Visors Pull the sun visor down to block glare. Detach the sun visor from the center mount to pivot to the side window, or to extend along the rod, if available.
Rear Windows      Power Sliding Rear Window On vehicles with a power sliding rear window, the switch is located in the overhead console. The power sliding rear window works when the ignition has been turned to ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/...
Window Lockout      (Window Lockout): If a crew cab or extended cab vehicle has power windows, the driver door power window switch has a lockout feature. This feature prevents the rear windows from operating, except from the driver position....
Power Windows      WARNING Leaving children in a vehicle with the keys is dangerous for many reasons. Children or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle...
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror      The vehicle may have an automatic dimming inside rearview mirror. Automatic dimming reduces the glare from the headlamps of the vehicle behind you. The dimming feature comes on and the indicator light illuminates each time...
Heated Mirrors      For vehicles with heated mirrors: (Rear Window Defogger): Press to heat the mirrors. If the vehicle has a towing mirror, only the upper glass of the mirror is heated. The lower convex part of the towing mirror is not...
Folding Mirrors      Vehicles with outside power foldaway mirrors have controls on the driver door.
Power Mirrors      Vehicles with outside power mirrors have controls located on the driver door. To adjust each mirror: 1. Press (A) or (B) to select the driver or passenger side mirror. 2. Press the arrows on the control pad to...
Roadside Assistance Program      U.S.: 1-888-881-3302 TTY Users (U.S.): 1-888-889-2438 Canada: 1-800-268-6800 Mexico: 01-800-466-0801 As the owner of a new GMC, you are automatically enrolled in the Roadside Assistance program. See Roadside...
Trailer-Tow Mirrors      If the vehicle has towing mirrors, they can be adjusted for a clearer view of the objects behind you. Manually pull out the mirror head to extend it for better visibility when towing a trailer. The lower portion of...
Anti-theft Alarm System      This vehicle may have a content theft-deterrent alarm system. This is the security light. To arm the theft-deterrent system: 1. Open the door. 2. Lock the door with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter....
Tailgate Removal      The tailgate can be removed to allow for different loading situations. Assistance may be needed with the removal to avoid damage to the vehicle. On vehicles with a Rear Vision Camera, it must be disconnected before...
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)      Rear Doors (Extended Cab) To open a rear access door from the outside, first open the front door. Then, use the handle located on the front edge of the rear access door to open it. The rear access door must be...
Safety Locks      The vehicle has rear door security locks to prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from the inside. Open the rear doors to access the security locks on the inside edge of each door. To set the locks, insert...
Battery Replacement      Replace the battery if the REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message displays in the DIC. Notice: When replacing the battery, do not touch any of the circuitry on the transmitter. Static from your body could damage the...
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation      The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter functions work up to 60m (195 ft) away from the vehicle. There are other conditions which can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System on...
Power Door Locks      With power door locks, the switches on the front doors can be used to lock and unlock the vehicle. If available, the switches are on the front doors. (Unlock): Press to unlock the doors. (Lock): Press to lock the...
Remote Vehicle Start      If available, this feature allows you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle. It may also start up the vehicle's heating or air conditioning systems and rear window defogger. Normal operation of the system will...
Keys      WARNING Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. Children or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the...
Tire Pressure Monitor      This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS warning light alerts you to a significant loss in pressure of one of the vehicle's tires. If the warning light comes on, stop as soon as possible...
StabiliTrak® System      If equipped, the vehicle has a traction control system that limits wheel spin and the StabiliTrak system that assists with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions. Both systems turn on automatically...
Crew Cab      A. Open or Close B. Vent On vehicles with a sunroof, the sunroof only operates when the ignition is in the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN or the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power...
Extended Cab      On vehicles with a sunroof, the sunroof only operates when the ignition is in the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN or the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 9?32 for more...
Universal Remote System      Universal Remote System Vehicles with the Universal Remote System will have these buttons located in the headliner. This system provides a way to replace up to three remote control transmitters used to activate...
Ignition Positions      The ignition switch has four different positions. To shift out of P (Park), the ignition must be in ON/RUN or ACC/ ACCESSORY and the regular brake pedal must be applied. A (STOPPING THE ENGINE/ LOCK/OFF): When the...
If a Tire Goes Flat      It is unusual for a tire to blowout while driving, especially if the tires are maintained properly. If air goes out of a tire, it is much more likely to leak out slowly. But if there ever is a blowout, here are a few tips...
How to Check Lubricant      2500HD with 6.0 L All Other Series and Engines To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. • For all 4.3 L, 4.8 L and 5.3 L 1500 Series applications, the proper level is 1.0mm to...
How to Check Lubricant      To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. 1500 Series A. Fill Plug B. Drain Plug All Except 1500 Series A. Fill Plug B. Drain Plug • When the differential is cold, add...
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank for Gasoline Engines      If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see “Cooling System” in the Duramax Diesel Supplement for the proper coolant fill procedure. WARNING You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains...
Hot Check Procedure      Use this procedure to check the transmission fluid level when the transmission fluid temperature is between 71°C and 93°C (160°F and 200°F). The hot check is the most accurate method to check the fluid level. The hot check...
Hood      To open the hood: 1. Pull the handle with this symbol on it. It is located inside the vehicle to the left of the brake pedal. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and locate the secondary hood release. This is...
High-Beam On Light      This light comes on when the high-beam headlamps are in use. See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 6?3 for more information.
Heavy-DutyTrailer Wiring Harness Package      For vehicles equipped with heavy duty trailering, the harness connector is mounted in the bumper. The seven-wire harness contains the following trailer circuits: • Yellow: Left Stop/Turn Signal • Dark Green: Right...
Headphones      A. Battery cover B. Channel 1 or 2 switch C. Power button D. Volume control E. Power indicator light The RSE includes two 2-channel wireless headphones that are dedicated to this system. Channel 1 is dedicated...
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps      A. Side Marker Lamp B. Low-Beam Headlamp C. High-Beam Headlamp D. Park/Turn Signal Lamp 1. Open the hood. See Hood on page 10?5 2. If you are replacing the bulb on the passenger side, remove the Engine Air...
Headlamp Aiming      The vehicle has a visual optical headlamp aiming system. The aim of the headlamps has been preset at the factory and should need no further adjustment. However, if the vehicle is damaged in a crash, the aim of the headlamps...
Hazard Warning Flashers      (Hazard Warning Flashers): Press this button located on top of the steering column, to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press again to turn...
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)      This program is available to qualified applicants for cost reimbursement of eligible aftermarket adaptive equipment required for the vehicle, such as hand controls or a wheelchair/ scooter lift for the vehicle. For...
Gasoline      Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of this vehicle. To help keep the engine clean and maintain optimum vehicle performance, we recommend the use of gasoline advertised as TOP TIER...
Front Fog Lamp Light      For vehicles with fog lamps, this light comes on when the fog lamps are on. The light goes out when the fog lamps are turned off. See Fog Lamps on page 6?6 for more information.
Four-Wheel-Drive Light      For vehicles equipped with the four-wheel-drive light, it comes on when a vehicle with a manual transfer case is shifted into four-wheel drive and the front axle engages. Some delay between the shifting and the light...
Four-Wheel Drive      Transfer Case When to Check Lubricant Refer to Maintenance Schedule on page 11?3 to determine when to check the lubricant. How to Check Lubricant Electric Shift Transfer Case A. Fill Plug B. Drain...
Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services — Normal      a) Check all fuel and vapor lines and hoses for proper hook-up, routing, and condition. Check that the purge valve, if the vehicle has one, works properly. Replace as needed. b) Or every four years, whichever comes first....
Fog Lamps      Fog Lamps For vehicles with fog lamps, the control is located next to the exterior lamps control on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering column. The ignition must be in the ON/RUN position for the fog...
Exterior Lamp Controls      Exterior Lamp Controls The exterior lamps control is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. It controls the following systems: • Headlamps • Taillamps • Parking Lamps • License...
Engine Oil Pressure Light      WARNING Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. The engine can become so hot that it catches fire. Someone could be burned. Check the oil as soon as possible and have the vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack...
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge      Metric English The engine oil pressure gauge shows the engine oil pressure in kPa (kilopascals) or psi (pounds per square inch) when the engine is running. Oil pressure can vary with engine speed, outside...
Engine Drive Belt Routing      V6 Engines V8 Engines If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement for more information. If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information.
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge      Metric English This gauge shows the engine coolant temperature. It also provides an indicator of how hard the vehicle is working. During a majority of the operation, the gauge reads 100°C (210°F) or less....
Engine Compartment Overview      5.3 L V8 Engine Shown (4.3 L V6 Engine, 4.8 L V6 Engine, 6.0 L V8 Engine, and 6.2 L V8 Engine Similar) A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 10?17. B. Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See Cooling System on page...
Engine Compartment Fuse Block      If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax Diesel supplement for more information. If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. The Engine Compartment Fuse Block is located in the...
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs      Some local governments may have programs to inspect the on-vehicle emission control equipment. For the inspection, the emission system test equipment is connected to the vehicle’s Data Link Connector (DLC). The DLC is...
Emergency      With Automatic Crash Response, the built-in system can automatically connect to help in a crash even if you cannot ask for it. Push to connect to an Emergency Advisor. GPS technology is used to identify the vehicle...
Electronic Transfer Case      The transfer case knob is located next to the steering column. Use the dial to shift into and out of four-wheel drive.
Ejecting a Disc      DVD (Eject): Press and release to eject the disc currently playing in the top slot. A beep sounds and Ejecting Disc displays. If loading and reading of a disc cannot be completed, due to unknown format, etc., and the disc...
Ejecting a Disc      CD (Eject): Press and release to eject the disc that is currently playing. The CD ejects from the bottom slot. A beep sounds and Ejecting Disc displays. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The disc can be...
Ejecting a CD (Six-Disc CD Player)      EJECT : Press and release to eject the disc that is currently playing. Remove the CD when Remove Disc displays. If the disc is not removed, after several seconds the disc is automatically pulled back into the player. To...
Ejecting a CD (Single CD Player)      EJECT: Press and release to eject the disc. Remove the CD when Remove Disc displays. If the disc is not removed, after several seconds the disc is automatically pulled back into the player.
Dual Automatic Climate Control System      The heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle can be controlled with this system. The vehicle also has a flow-through ventilation system described later in this section. A. Driver and Passenger Temperature Controls...
Dome Lamps      The dome lamps are located in the overhead console. They come on when any door is opened and turn off after all the doors are closed. Turn the instrument panel brightness knob located below the dome lamp override button,...
Dolly Towing      Front Towing (Front Wheels Off the Ground) – Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Notice: If a two-wheel drive vehicle is towed with the rear wheels on the ground, the transmission could be damaged. The repairs would not be...
Disconnecting the RVC      The rear vision camera must be disconnected if the tailgate needs to be removed. To disconnect the camera: 1. Remove the license plate. 2. Disconnect the camera connectors from the chassis harness, located behind the...
Dinghy Towing      Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Notice: 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...
DIC Buttons      The buttons are the trip/fuel, vehicle information, customization, and set/ reset buttons. The button functions are detailed in the following pages. (Trip/Fuel): Press this button to display the odometer, trip...
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)      Did you get the Warranty Extension Plan? This plan is recommended by General Motors to supplement the warranty included with the new vehicle purchase. See your dealer for details. Customer Assistance Procedure...
Cruise Control Light      For vehicles equipped with cruise control, this light comes on whenever the cruise control is set. The light goes out when the cruise control is turned off. See Cruise Control on page 9?63 for more information.
Cooling System      If the vehicle has the Duramax® Diesel engine, see the Duramax® Diesel Supplement for more information. The cooling system allows the engine to maintain the correct working temperature. 5.3 L Engine Shown (4.3 L,...
Cold Check Procedure      Use this procedure only as a reference to determine if the transmission has enough fluid to be operated safely until a hot check procedure can be made. The hot check procedure is the most accurate method to check the fluid...
Manual Operation      (Fan Control): Press these buttons to increase or decrease the fan speed. Pressing either fan button while in automatic control places the fan under manual control. The fan setting remains displayed and the AUTO light...
Climate Control Systems (with Air Conditioning)      With this system the heating, cooling, and ventilation can be controlled. A. Fan Control B. Temperature Control C. Air Delivery Mode Control D. Air Conditioning E. Outside Air F. Recirculation G. Rear Window...
Climate Control Systems (with Heater Only)      With this system the heating and ventilation can be controlled. A. Fan Control B. Temperature Control C. Air Delivery Mode Control Temperature Control: Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the...
Checking the Fluid Level      Prepare the vehicle as follows: 1. Park the vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. 2. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in P (Park). 3. With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift...
Checking Coolant      The coolant surge tank is located in the engine compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10?6 for more information on location. The vehicle must be on a level surface when...
Checking Brake Fluid      Check brake fluid by looking at the brake fluid reservoir. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10?6. The fluid level should be above MIN. If it is not, have the brake hydraulic system checked to see if there is a...
Charging System Light      This light comes on briefly when the ignition key is turned to START, but the engine is not running, as a check to show it is working. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. The light should go...
Changing the RSE Video Screen Settings      The screen display mode (normal, full, and zoom), screen brightness, and setup menu language can be changed from the on screen setup menu. To change any feature: 1. Press the (display menu) button on the remote control....
Certification/Tire Label      Certification/Tire Label A vehicle specific Certification/ Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver door. The label shows the size of your vehicle's original tires and the inflation pressures needed to...
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp      To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Remove the two screws and lift off the lamp assembly. A. Cargo Lamp B. Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) Bulb 2. On the reverse side of the lamp assembly, remove the bulb...
CD-R- or CD-RW- Supported File and Folder Structure      The radio supports: • Up to 50 folders. • Up to 8 folders in depth. • Up to 50 playlists. • Up to 255 files. • Playlists with an .m3u or .wpl extension. • Files with an .mp3, .wma, or .cda file extension. Root...
CD/DVD Player Messages      Disc Format Error: This message displays if the disc is inserted with the disc label wrong side up, or if the disc is damaged. Disc Region Error: This message displays if the disc is not from a correct region. No Disc...
Camper/Fifth-Wheel Trailer Wiring Package      The seven-wire camper harness is located under the front edge of the pickup box on the driver side of the vehicle, attached to the frame bracket. A connector must be added to the wiring harness which connects to the camper....
Brake Fluid      The brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10?6 for the location of the reservoir. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the...
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp      If the vehicle has this feature, this button includes wiring provisions for a dealer or a qualified service center to install an auxiliary roof lamp. This button is located on the overhead console. When the wiring...
Automatic Transfer Case      The transfer case knob is located next to the steering column. Use the dial to shift into and out of Four-Wheel Drive. You can choose among five driving settings: Indicator lights in the dial show which setting...
Automatic Headlamp System      When it is dark enough outside, the automatic headlamp system turns on the headlamps at the normal brightness, along with the taillamps, sidemarker, parking lamps, and the instrument panel lights. The radio lights will also be...
Audio/Video (A/V) Jacks      A. Yellow: Video Input B. White: Left Audio Input C. Red: Right Audio Input The A/V jacks are color coded to match typical home entertainment system equipment. The A/V jacks, located on the rear of the floor...
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light      For vehicles with the Antilock Brake System (ABS), this light comes on briefly when the engine is started. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the system is working normally the indicator light...
Antilock Brake System (ABS)      This vehicle has the Antilock Brake System (ABS), an advanced electronic braking system that helps prevent a braking skid. When the engine is started and the vehicle begins to drive away, ABS checks itself. A momentary...
Airbag Readiness Light      The system checks the airbag's electrical system for possible malfunctions. If the light stays on it indicates there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor(s), the pretensioners, the airbag...
Airbag On-Off Light      If the vehicle has an airbag on-off switch, it also has a passenger airbag status indicator located in the overhead console. United States Canada and Mexico When the vehicle is started, the passenger...
Adjusting the Brightness and Contrast of the Screen      To adjust the brightness and contrast of the screen, press the MENU button while the RVC image is on the display. Any adjustments made will only affect the RVC screen. (Brightness): Touch the + (plus) or – (minus) screen...
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal      On vehicles with this feature, you can change the position of the throttle and brake pedals. No adjustment to the pedals can be made when the vehicle is in R (Reverse) or while using cruise control. The control used...
Adding Washer Fluid      The vehicle has a low washer fluid message on the DIC that comes on when the washer fluid is low. The message is displayed for 15 seconds at the start of each ignition cycle. When the WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID message...
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment      Before installing a snow plow on the vehicle, here are some things you need to know: Notice: If the vehicle does not have the snow plow prep package, adding a plow can damage the vehicle, and the repairs would not be...
Manual Windows      Turn the hand crank on each door to manually raise or lower the manual windows.
Full-Size Spare Tire      Your vehicle, when new, had a fully-inflated spare tire. A spare tire may lose air over time, so check its inflation pressure regularly. See Tire Pressure on page 10?62 and Vehicle Load Limits on page 9?17 for information...
Tire Chains      WARNING If the vehicle has dual wheels or P265/65R18, P275/55R20, LT265/70R17, LT265/70R18, LT265/60R20, P285/50R20, P285/45R22 or 285/45R22 size tires, do not use tire chains. They can damage the vehicle because there is...
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...
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 will not be necessary on a regular basis. However,...
Uniform Tire Quality Grading      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 The following information relates to the system...
Different Size Tires and Wheels      If wheels or tires are installed that are a different size than the original equipment wheels and tires, vehicle performance, including its braking, ride and handling characteristics, stability, and resistance to rollover may...
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...
Dual Tire Rotation      When the vehicle is new, or whenever a wheel, wheel bolt, or wheel nut is replaced, check the wheel nut torque after 160, 1 600, and 10 000 km (100, 1,000, and 6,000 mi) of driving. For proper torque and wheel nut...
Tire Inspection      We recommend that the tires, including the spare tire, if the vehicle has one, be inspected for signs of wear or damage at least once a month. Replace the tire if: • The indicators at three or more places around the tire...
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...
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...
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation      WARNING Driving at high speeds, 160 km/h (100 mph) or higher, puts an additional strain on tires. Sustained high-speed driving causes excessive heat buildup and can cause sudden tire failure. You could have a crash...
How to Check      Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to check tire pressure. Proper tire inflation cannot be determined by looking at the tire. Check the tire inflation pressure when the tires are cold, meaning the vehicle has not been...
When to Check      Check the tires once a month or more. Do not forget the spare tire, if the vehicle has one. SeeFull-Size Spare Tire on page 10?91 for additional information.
Tire Pressure      Tires need the correct amount of air pressure to operate effectively. Notice: Neither tire underinflation nor overinflation is good. Underinflated tires, or tires that do not have enough air, can result in: • Tire...
Tire Terminology and Definitions      Air Pressure: The amount of air inside the tire pressing outward on each square inch of the tire. Air pressure is expressed in kPa (kilopascal) or psi (pounds per square inch). Accessory Weight: The combined weight of...
Tires      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...
When the Light Flashes First and Then Is On Steady      If the light flashes for about a minute and then stays on, there may be a problem with the TPMS. If the problem is not corrected, the light will come on at every ignition cycle. See Tire Pressure Monitor Operation on page...
When the Light Is On Steady      This indicates that one or more of the tires are significantly underinflated. A Driver Information Center (DIC) tire pressure message may also display. See Vehicle Messages on page 5?42 for more information. Stop as soon...
Tachometer      The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). For a description of how Grade Braking affects vehicle speed while the Tow/Haul Mode is activated, see Tow/Haul Mode on page 9?42 for more information....
Trip Odometer      The trip odometer shows how far the vehicle has been driven since the trip odometer was last set to zero. Press the reset button, located on the instrument panel cluster next to the voltmeter, to toggle between the trip...
Engine Hour Meter Display      The Driver Information Center (DIC) can also display the number of hours the engine has run. To display the engine hours, turn the ignition off, then press and hold the reset button for at least four seconds. The hour meter...
Odometer      The odometer shows how far the vehicle has been driven, in either kilometers or miles.
Speedometer      The speedometer shows the vehicle's speed in either kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph).
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages      SERVICE THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM This message displays when there is a problem with the theft-deterrent system. The vehicle may or may not restart so you may want to take the vehicle to your dealer before turning off the...
Airbag System Messages      SERVICE AIR BAG This message displays if there is a problem with the airbag system. Have your dealer inspect the system for problems. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 5?20 and Airbag System on page 3?23 for more...
Ride Control System Messages      SERVICE STABILITRAK If the vehicle has StabiliTrak and this message displays, it means there may be a problem with the StabiliTrak system. If you see this message, try to reset the system. Stop; turn off the engine for...
Object Detection System Messages      PARK ASST BLOCKED SEE OWNERS MANUAL This message displays if there is something interfering with the park assist system. See Ultrasonic Parking Assist on page 9?66 for more information. PARK ASSIST OFF After the...
Lamp Messages      TURN SIGNAL ON This message displays and a chime sounds if a turn signal is left on for 1.2 km (0.75 mile). Move the turn signal/multifunction lever to the off position.
Key and Lock Messages      REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY This message displays if a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter battery is low. The battery needs to be replaced in the transmitter. See “Battery Replacement” under Remote Keyless Entry...
Fuel System Messages      FUEL LEVEL LOW This message displays and a chime may sound if the fuel level is low. Refuel as soon as possible. See Fuel Gauge on page 5?15 and Fuel on page 9?73 for more information. TIGHTEN GAS CAP This...
Engine Power Messages      ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED This message displays and a chime may sound when the cooling system temperature gets too hot and the engine further enters the engine coolant protection mode. See Engine Overheating on page 10?23...
Engine Oil Messages      CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON This message displays when the engine oil needs to be changed. When you change the engine oil, be sure to reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message. See Engine Oil Life System on page 10?10 for...
Engine Cooling System Messages      ENGINE HOT A/C (Air Conditioning) TURNED OFF This message displays when the engine coolant becomes hotter than the normal operating temperature. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge on page 5?17. To avoid added strain...
Door Ajar Messages      DRIVER DOOR OPEN This message displays and a chime may sound if the driver door is not fully closed and the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park). Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstructions, and close the...
Brake System Messages      SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM This message displays along with the brake system warning light if there is a problem with the brake system. See Brake System Warning Light on page 5?27. If this message appears, stop as soon as...
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages      BATTERY LOW START VEHICLE When the vehicle’s battery is severely discharged, this message will display and four chimes will sound. Start the vehicle immediately. If the vehicle is not started and the battery continues to...
Washer Fluid Messages      WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID This message displays when the windshield washer fluid is low. Fill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10?6 for the location of...
Sunroof     
Power Outlets      Accessory power outlets can be used to plug in electrical equipment, such as a cell phone, MP3 player, etc. The vehicle may have two accessory power outlets located below the climate control system, or may have one...
Ultrasonic Parking Assist      If available, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system uses sensors on the rear bumper to assist with parking and avoiding objects while in R (Reverse). It operates at speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph). URPA uses audible...
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)      If available, the RVC displays a view of the area behind the vehicle when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse). This is displayed on the inside rearview mirror or the navigation screen, if equipped. To clean the camera...
Vehicle Customization      Some vehicle features can be programmed by using the DIC buttons next to the steering wheel. These features include: • Language • Door Lock and Unlock Settings • RKE Lock and Unlock Feedback • Lighting • Chime...
Navigation System      If the vehicle has a navigation system, there is a separate navigation system manual that includes information on the radio, audio players, and navigation system. The navigation system provides detailed maps of most major...
Bluetooth      For vehicles with a Bluetooth system, it allows users with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone to make and receive hands-free calls using the vehicle’s audio system and controls. The Bluetooth-enabled cell phone must be paired...
Portable Audio Devices      This vehicle may have an auxiliary input located on the radio faceplate and a USB port located in the center console or on the instrument panel. External devices such as an iPod®, laptop computer, MP3 player, CD changer,...
Satellite Radio      XM is a satellite radio service based in the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces. XM satellite radio has a wide variety of programming and commercial-free music, coast to coast, and in digital-quality...
Storing Radio Stations      A maximum of 36 stations can be stored as favorites using the six softkeys located below the radio station frequency tabs and by using the radio FAV button. Press FAV to go through up to six pages of favorites, each having six...
Glass Replacement      If the windshield or front side glass must be replaced, see your dealer to determine the correct replacement glass.
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...
Ignition Transmission Lock Check      While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF in each shift lever position. • The ignition should turn to LOCK/OFF only when the shift lever is in P (Park). • The ignition key should...
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...
Starter Switch Check      WARNING When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle could move suddenly. If the vehicle moves, you or others could be injured. 1. Before starting this check, be sure there is enough room around the vehicle. 2....
Noise Control System      The following information relates to compliance with federal noise emission standards for vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of more than 4 536 kg (10,000 lbs). The noise control system warranty is given in...
What to Use      Refer to Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12 to determine what kind of lubricant to use.
When to Check Lubricant      It is not necessary to regularly check rear axle fluid unless a leak is suspected or an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. All axle assemblies are filled by volume...
Rear Axle     
What to Use      Refer to Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12 to determine what kind of lubricant to use.
When to Check and Change Lubricant      It is not necessary to regularly check front axle fluid unless a leak is suspected, or an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired.
Front Axle     
Vehicle Storage      WARNING Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode. You can be badly hurt if you are not careful. See Jump Starting on page 10?92 for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt....
Battery      If the vehicle is a Hybrid, see the Hybrid Supplement for more information. This vehicle has a maintenance free battery (or batteries). Refer to the replacement number on the original battery label when a new battery is...
What to Add      Use only new DOT 3 brake fluid from a sealed container. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it. This helps keep dirt...
Replacing Brake System Parts      The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. The vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality brake parts. When...
Brake Adjustment      Every time the brakes are applied, with or without the vehicle moving, the brakes adjust for wear.
Brake Pedal Travel      See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign that brake service might be required.
Brakes      This vehicle has front disc brakes and could have rear drum brakes or rear disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are...
What to Use      When windshield washer fluid needs to be added, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. Use a fluid that has sufficient protection against freezing in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing.
What to Use      To determine what kind of fluid to use, see Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12. Always use the proper fluid. Notice: Use of the incorrect fluid may damage the vehicle and the damages may not be covered by the...
How to Check Power Steering Fluid      Notice: Extremely small amounts of contamination can cause steering system damage and cause it to not work properly. Do not allow contaminants to contact the fluid side of the reservoir cap/ dipstick or from entering the...
When to Check Power Steering Fluid      It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless there is a leak suspected in the system or an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and...
Engine Fan      If the vehicle has a clutched engine cooling fan, when the clutch is engaged, the fan spins faster to provide more air to cool the engine. In most everyday driving conditions, the fan is spinning slower and the clutch is...
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode      If an overheated engine condition exists and the ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED message displays, an overheat protection mode which alternates firing groups of cylinders helps to prevent engine damage. In this mode, a loss in power...
If No Steam is Coming from the Engine Compartment      The ENGINE OVERHEATED STOP ENGINE or the ENGINE OVERHEATED IDLE ENGINE message, along with a low coolant condition, can indicate a serious problem. If there is an engine overheat warning, but no steam is seen or heard, the...
If Steam is Coming from the Engine Compartment      WARNING Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it...
Engine Overheating      If the vehicle has the Duramax® Diesel engine, see the Duramax Diesel Supplement for more information. The vehicle has several indicators to warn of engine overheating. There is a coolant temperature gauge on the...
What to Use      WARNING Adding only plain water or some other liquid to the cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water and other liquids, can boil before the proper coolant mixture will. The coolant warning system is set for the...
Engine Coolant      The cooling system in the vehicle is filled with DEX-COOL® engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in the vehicle for 5 years or 240 000 km (150,000 mi), whichever occurs first. The following explains the cooling...
How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter      To inspect the air cleaner/filter, remove the engine air cleaner/filter from the vehicle by following Steps 1 through 6. When the engine air cleaner/filter is removed, lightly shake it to release loose dust and dirt. If the...
When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter      Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the scheduled maintenance intervals and replace it at the first oil change after each 80 000 km (50,000 mi) interval. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11?3 for more information. If driving...
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter      If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see “Pickup Models” under “Engine Air Cleaner/Filter” in the Duramax® Diesel Supplement for the correct inspection and replacement procedures. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 10?6...
Consistency of Readings      Always check the fluid level at least twice using the procedure described previously. Consistency (repeatable readings) is important to maintaining proper fluid level. If readings are still inconsistent, contact the dealer.
How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid      Notice: Too much or too little fluid can damage the transmission. Too much can mean that some of the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fluid could cause the...
When to Check and Change Automatic Transmission Fluid      It is usually not necessary to check the transmission fluid level. The only reason for fluid loss is a transmission leak or overheated transmission. If a small leak is suspected, then use the following checking procedures...
How to Add Automatic Transmission Fluid      Refer to Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12 to determine what kind of transmission fluid to use. Using a funnel, add fluid down the transmission dipstick tube only after checking the transmission fluid while it...
Consistency of Readings      Always check the fluid level at least twice using the procedure described previously. Consistency (repeatable readings) is important to maintaining proper fluid level. If readings are still inconsistent, contact the dealer.
How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid      Because this operation can be a little difficult, it may be best to have this done at the dealer service department. If not taken to the dealer, be sure to follow all the instructions here or a false reading on the dipstick...
When to Check and Change Automatic Transmission Fluid      A good time to check the automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change the fluid and filter at the intervals listed in Maintenance Schedule on page 11?3 and be sure to use the transmission...
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. Always reset the engine oil life to 100% after every oil change. It will not reset itself. To reset the system on...
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...
What to Do with Used Oil      Used engine oil contains certain elements that can be unhealthy for your skin and could even cause cancer. Do not let used oil stay on your skin for very long. Clean your skin and nails with soap and water, or a good hand...
Engine Oil Additives/Engine Oil Flushes      Do not add anything to the oil. The recommended oils with the dexos specification and displaying the dexos certification mark are all that is needed for good performance and engine protection. Engine oil system flushes are...
Viscosity Grade      SAE 5W-30 is the best viscosity grade for the vehicle. Do not use other viscosity grade oils such as SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, or 20W-50. If in an area of extreme cold, where the temperature falls below ?20°F (?29°C), an SAE...
Selecting the Right Engine Oil      Selecting the right engine oil depends on both the proper oil specification and viscosity grade. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12.
Checking Engine Oil      It is a good idea to check the engine oil level at each fuel fill. In order to get an accurate reading, the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop. See Engine Compartment Overview on...
Engine Oil      For diesel engine vehicles, see “Engine Oil” in the Duramax Diesel Supplement. To ensure proper engine performance and long life, careful attention must be paid to engine oil. Following these simple, but important steps...
Doing Your Own Service Work      If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. WARNING You can be injured and the vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it. • Be...
Universal Remote System Operation      Press and hold the appropriate button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted.
Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles      Use the following procedure to dolly tow a four-wheel-drive vehicle from the rear: 1. Attach the dolly to the tow vehicle following the dolly manufacturer's instructions. 2. Drive the rear wheels onto the dolly. 3....
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...
Towing the Vehicle      Notice: To avoid damage, the disabled vehicle should be towed with all four wheels off the ground. Care must be taken with vehicles that have low ground clearance and/or special equipment. Always flatbed on a car carrier....
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)      Non-hybrid vehicles with StabiliTrak have a Trailer Sway Control (TSC) feature. If the vehicle is towing a trailer and the system detects that the trailer is swaying, the vehicle brakes are applied without the driver pressing...
Other ITBC-Related DIC Messages      In addition to displaying TRAILER GAIN and TRAILER OUTPUT through the DIC, trailer connection and ITBC system status are displayed on the DIC. TRAILER CONNECTED: This message will be briefly displayed when a trailer with...
Trailer Gain Adjustment Procedure      Trailer Gain should be set for a specific trailering condition and must be adjusted any time vehicle loading, trailer loading, or road surface conditions change. Setting the Trailer Gain properly is needed for the best...
Manual Trailer Brake Apply      The Manual Trailer Brake Apply Lever is located on the Trailer Brake Control Panel and is used to apply the trailer’s electric brakes independent of the vehicle’s brakes. This lever is used in the Trailer Gain Adjustment...
Trailer Brake DIC Display Page      The ITBC system displays messages on the vehicle’s Driver Information Center (DIC). See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 5?33 for more information. The display page indicates Trailer Gain setting, power output to the...
Electric Brake Control Wiring Provisions      These wiring provisions are included with the vehicle as part of the trailer wiring package. These provisions are for an electric brake controller. The instrument panel contains blunt cut wires behind the steering column for...
Basic Trailer Wiring      All regular, extended cab and crew cab pickups have a seven-wire trailer towing harness. For vehicles not equipped with heavy duty trailering, the harness is secured to the vehicle's frame behind the spare tire mount. The...
Trailer Wiring Harness      The vehicle is equipped with one of the following wiring harnesses for towing a trailer or hauling a slide-in camper.
Auxiliary Battery      The auxiliary battery provision can be used to supply electrical power to additional equipment that may be added, such as a slide-in camper. If the vehicle has this provision, this relay will be located on the driver side...
Trailer Brakes      A loaded trailer that weighs more than 900 kg (2,000 lbs) needs to have its own brake system that is adequate for the weight of the trailer. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so they are...
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. Instructions...
Fifth-Wheel and Gooseneck Trailering      Fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers can be used with many pickup models. These trailers place a larger percentage of the weight (kingpin weight) on the tow vehicle than conventional trailers. Make sure this weight does not...
Hitches      The correct hitch equipment helps maintain combination control. Many trailers can be towed with a weight-carrying hitch which simply features a coupler latched to the hitch ball, or a tow eye latched to a pintle hook. Other...
Weight of the Trailering Combination      It is important that the combination of the tow vehicle and trailer does not exceed any of its weight ratings — GCWR, GVWR, RGAWR, Trailer Weight Rating, or Tongue Weight. The only way to be sure it is not exceeding any of...
Total Weight on the Vehicle's Tires      Be sure the vehicle's tires are inflated to the inflation pressures found on the Certification Tire label on the drivers door or see Vehicle Load Limits on page 9?17 for more information. Make sure not to exceed the GVWR limit...
Trailer Towing      If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement for more information. If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. Do not tow a trailer during break-in. See New...
Maintenance when Trailer Towing      The vehicle needs service more often when pulling a trailer. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11?3. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts,...
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...
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...
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...
Making Turns      Notice: 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...
Backing Up      Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. To move the trailer to the left, move that hand to the left. To move the trailer to the right, move your hand to the right. Always back up slowly and, if possible, have...
Passing      More passing distance is needed when towing a trailer. The combination will not accelerate as quickly and is longer so it is necessary to go much farther beyond the passed vehicle before returning to the lane.
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.
Driving with a Trailer      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. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen...
Pulling a Trailer      Important points for pulling a trailer: • There are many different laws, including speed limit restrictions, having to do with trailering. Make sure the rig will be legal, not only where you live but also where you will...
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. See the following trailer towing information in...
Torque Lock      If you are parking on a hill and you do not shift your transmission into P (Park) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in the transmission. You may find it difficult to pull the shift...
Leaving the Vehicle With the Engine Running      WARNING It can be dangerous to leave the vehicle with the engine running. The vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. If you have four-wheel drive and...
Shifting Into Park      WARNING It can be 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. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly....
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater      1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is secured to the Engine Compartment Fuse Block with a clip. Carefully remove the wire tie which bundles the electrical plug. Do not cut the...
Engine Coolant Heater      The engine heater can provide easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up in cold weather conditions at or below ?18°C (0°F). Vehicles with an engine heater should be plugged in at least four hours before...
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)      The following vehicle accessories can be used for up to 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: • Audio System • Power Windows • OnStar System (if equipped) • Sunroof (if equipped) These features work when the...
Fast Idle System      If the vehicle has this feature it is available only with cruise control. The manual fast idle switch is operated using the cruise control buttons located on the left hand side of the steering wheel. This system can be...
Starting Procedure      1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine gets warm. Do not race the engine immediately after starting...
Starting the Engine      If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement for more information. If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. Notice: Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the...
New Vehicle Break-In      Notice: The vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: • Keep the vehicle speed at 88 km/h (55 mph) or less for the first 805 km (500 miles)....
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash      WARNING A crash can damage the safety belt system in the vehicle. A damaged safety belt system may not properly protect the person using it, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure the...
Safety Belt Care      Keep belts clean and dry. WARNING Do not bleach or dye safety belts. It may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and...
Safety System Check      Now and then, check that the safety belt reminder light, safety belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, and anchorages are all working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts that might keep...
Safety Belt Extender      If the vehicle's safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer will order you an extender. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so...
Safety Belt Pretensioners      This vehicle has safety belt pretensioners for front outboard occupants. Although the safety belt pretensioners cannot be seen, they are part of the safety belt assembly. They can help tighten the safety belts during the...
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts      Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after a crash if I am wearing a safety belt? A: You could be — whether you are wearing a safety belt or not. Your chance of being conscious during and after a crash, so you can...
Cleaning the Video Screen      When cleaning the video screen, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water. Use care when directly touching or cleaning the screen, as damage could result.
Cleaning the RSE Overhead Console      When cleaning the RSE overhead console surface, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water.
DVD Distortion      Video distortion can occur when operating cellular phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Position Systems (GPS)*, two-way radios, mobile fax machines, or walkie talkies. It might be necessary to turn off the DVD player when...
DVD Display Error Messages      The DVD display error message depends on the radio that is in the vehicle. The video screen can display one of the following: Disc Load/Eject Error: This message displays when there are disc load or eject problems. Disc...
Tips and Troubleshooting Chart      Problem Recommended Action There is no power. The ignition might not be turned to ON/RUN or ACC/ ACCESSORY. The picture does not fill the screen. There are black borders on...
Battery Replacement      To change the remote control batteries, do the following: 1. Slide the rear cover back on the remote control. 2. Replace the two batteries in the compartment. Make sure they are installed correctly using the diagram on...
Video Screen      The video screen is located in the overhead console. To use the video screen: 1. Push the release button located on the overhead console. 2. Move the screen to the desired position. When the video screen is not in...
Audio Output      Audio from the DVD player or auxiliary inputs can be heard through the following possible sources: • Wireless headphones • Vehicle speakers • Vehicle-wired headphone jacks on the RSA system, if the vehicle has this...
Battery Replacement      To change the batteries on the headphones: 1. Turn the screw to loosen the battery door located on the left side of the headphones. Slide the battery door open. 2. Replace the two batteries in the compartment. Make sure...
Parental Control      The RSE system may have a Parental Control feature, depending on which radio the vehicle has. To start Parental Control, press and hold the radio power button for more than two seconds to stop all system features such as:...
Before Driving      The RSE is designed for rear seat passengers only. The driver cannot safely view the video screen while driving and should not try to do so. In severe or extreme weather conditions, the RSE system might not work until the...
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System      The vehicle may have a DVD Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system. The RSE system works with the vehicle's audio system. The DVD player is part of the front radio. The RSE system includes a radio with a DVD player, a video...
Satellite Radio Antenna      The XM Satellite Radio antenna is located on the roof of the vehicle. Keep the antenna clear of obstructions for clear radio reception. If the vehicle has a sunroof, the performance of the XM system (if equipped) may be...
Fixed Mast Antenna      The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes without being damaged as long as it is securely attached to the base. If the mast becomes slightly bent, straighten it out by hand. If the mast is badly bent, replace it....
Cellular Phone Usage      Cellular phone usage may cause interference with the vehicle's radio. This interference may occur when making or receiving phone calls, charging the phone's battery, or simply having the phone on. This interference causes...
XM™ Satellite Radio Service      XM Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast to coast in the 48 contiguous United States, and in Canada. Just as with FM, tall buildings or hills can interfere with satellite radio signals, causing the...
FM Stereo      FM signals only reach about 16 to 65 km (10 to 40 mi). Although the radio has a built-in electronic circuit that automatically works to reduce interference, some static can occur, especially around tall buildings or hills,...
AM      The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range can cause station frequencies to interfere with each other. For better radio reception, most AM radio stations boost the power levels...
Radio Reception      Frequency interference and static can occur during normal radio reception if items such as cell phone chargers, vehicle convenience accessories, and external electronic devices are plugged into the accessory power outlet. If...
XM Radio Messages      XL (Explicit Language Channels): These channels, or any others, can be blocked at a customer's request, by calling 1-800-929-2100 in the U.S. and 1-877-438-9677 in Canada. XM Updating: The encryption code in the receiver is...
Storing an XM Channel as a Favorite      To store a station as a favorite: 1. Tune to an XM channel. 2. Press the FAV button to display the page where the station will be stored. 3. Press and hold one of the six softkeys until a beep sounds. 4. Repeat...
Storing XM Channels      Drivers are encouraged to store XM channels while the vehicle is parked; see Defensive Driving on page 9?3. Tune to stored radio stations using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls, if the vehicle has...
Storing a Radio Station as a Favorite      To store a station as a favorite: 1. Tune to a radio station. 2. Press the FAV button to display the page where the station will be stored. 3. Press and hold one of the six softkeys until a beep sounds. 4. Repeat...
Setting Preset Stations      To store presets: 1. Tune to a radio station. 2. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons for three seconds until a beep sounds. 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to store additional radio stations.
Storing Radio Stations      Drivers are encouraged to store the radio station while the vehicle is parked; see Defensive Driving on page 9?3. Tune to stored radio stations using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls, if the vehicle...
AM-FM Radio     
Other Information      The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by General Motors is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. See Radio...
Clearing the System      Unless information is deleted out of the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, it will be retained indefinitely. This includes all saved name tags in the phone book and phone pairing information. For information on how to delete this...
Transferring a Call      Audio can be transferred between the Bluetooth system and the cell phone. The cell phone must be paired and connected with the Bluetooth system before a call can be transferred. The connection process can take up to two...
Making a Call      Calls can be made using the following commands. Dial or Call: The dial or call command can be used interchangeably to dial a phone number or a stored name tag. Digit Dial: This command allows a phone number to be dialed...
Storing and Deleting Phone Numbers      The system can store up to 30 phone numbers as name tags in the Hands-Free Directory that is shared between the Bluetooth and OnStar systems, if equipped. The following commands are used to delete and store phone numbers....
Pairing Information      • A Bluetooth phone with MP3 capability cannot be paired to the vehicle as a phone and an MP3 player at the same time. • Up to five cell phones can be paired to the Bluetooth system. • The pairing process is disabled...
Pairing      A Bluetooth enabled cell phone must be paired to the Bluetooth system and then connected to the vehicle before it can be used. See the cell phone manufacturer's user guide for Bluetooth functions before pairing the cell phone....
Audio System      When using the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, sound comes through the vehicle's front audio system speakers and overrides the audio system. Use the audio system volume knob, during a call, to change the volume level. The...
Voice Recognition      The Bluetooth system uses voice recognition to interpret voice commands to dial phone numbers and name tags. For additional information, say “Help” while you are in a voice recognition menu. Noise: Keep interior noise...
Bluetooth      For vehicles equipped with Bluetooth capability, the system can interact with many cell phones, allowing: • Placement and receipt of calls in a hands-free mode. • Sharing of the cell phone’s address book or contact list...
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)      Vehicles that have a FlexFuel badge and a yellow fuel cap can use either unleaded gasoline or ethanol fuel containing up to 85% ethanol (E85). See Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) on page 9?76. For all other vehicles, use only the...
Engine Oil Life System      The engine oil life system calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and, on most vehicles, displays a DIC message when it is necessary to change the engine oil and filter. The oil life system should be reset to 100%...
OnStar Mobile App      With an iPhone® or Android™-based mobile device, an OnStar mobile app can be downloaded. The vehicle can be remote started, if equipped, or the doors can be unlocked from anywhere there is cell phone service. It can also check...
Connections      OnStar Hands-Free Calling allows calls to be made and received from the vehicle. The vehicle can also be controlled from a cell phone through the OnStar mobile app. See www.onstar.com for coverage maps.
Security      OnStar provides services like Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Ignition Block, and Roadside Assistance, if the vehicle is equipped with these services. OnStar can unlock the vehicle doors remotely, if it is equipped with...
Privacy      The complete OnStar Privacy Statement may be found at www.onstar.com. Privacy-sensitive users of wireless communications are cautioned that the privacy of any information sent via wireless cellular communications cannot be...
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 on page 9?112. Added electrical equipment may interfere with the operation...
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...
Cellular and GPS Antennas      Avoid placing items over or near the antenna to prevent blocking cellular and GPS signal reception. Cellular reception is required for OnStar to send remote signals 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, underpasses, or parking garages; or in an area with very dense trees. If GPS signals are not available,...
Potential Issues      Some OnStar services are disabled after five days. OnStar cannot perform Remote Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle Assistance after the vehicle has been off continuously for five days. After five days, OnStar can contact Roadside...
Warranty      OnStar equipment may be warranted as part of the new-vehicle limited warranty. The manufacturer of the vehicle furnishes detailed warranty information.
OnStar Personal Identification Number (PIN)      A PIN is needed to access some of the OnStar services, like Remote Door Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Assistance. You will be prompted to change the PIN the first time when speaking with an Advisor. To change the OnStar PIN, call...
Onstar.com      The website provides access to account information, manages the OnStar subscription, and allows viewing of videos of each service. Get subscription plan pricing and sign up for OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics. Click on the “My...
TTY Users      OnStar has the ability to communicate to the 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 of the OnStar services,...
Guidelines      The RVC system has a guideline overlay that can help the driver align the vehicle when backing into a parking spot. If the vehicle has dual rear wheels, this feature will not be available. To turn the guidelines on or...
Symbols      The navigation system may have a feature that allows for viewing parking assist symbols on the navigation screen while using the RVC. The Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist (URPA) system must not be disabled to use the caution...
Vehicles with Navigation System      The RVC system is designed to help the driver when backing up by displaying a view of the area behind the vehicle. When the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse), the video image appears on the navigation screen. After a delay,...
Vehicles without Navigation System      The RVC system displays a view of the area behind the vehicle. When the vehicle is on and shifted into R (Reverse) the video image appears on the inside rearview mirror. The video image disappears after the vehicle is shifted...
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)      If available, the Rear Vision Camera (RVC) system displays part of the scene behind the vehicle. WARNING The RVC system does not display pedestrians, bicyclists, animals, or any other object located outside the camera's...
When the System Does Not Seem to Work Properly      The following messages may be displayed on the DIC: SERVICE PARK ASSIST: If this message occurs, take the vehicle to your dealer to repair the system. PARK ASST BLOCKED SEE OWNERS MANUAL: This message can occur under the...
How the System Works      URPA comes on automatically when the shift lever is moved into R (Reverse). A single tone sounds to indicate the system is working. URPA operates only at speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph). An obstacle is indicated by...
Ultrasonic Parking Assist      If available, the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system assists the driver with parking and avoiding objects while in R (Reverse). URPA operates at speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph). The sensors on the rear bumper...
Lockout Protection      If the driver side power door lock switch is pressed when the driver door is open and the key is in the ignition, all of the doors will lock and then the driver door will unlock. If the passenger side power door lock switch...
Automatic Door Locks      The vehicle may have an automatic lock/unlock feature. This feature can be programmed using the Driver Information Center (DIC). See Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons) on page 5?52 for more information on DIC...
Delayed Locking      The vehicle may have the delayed locking feature. When locking the doors with the power lock switch and a door is open, the doors will lock five seconds after the last door is closed. You will hear three chimes to signal that...
Door Locks      WARNING Unlocked doors can be dangerous. • Passengers, especially children, can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not open it. The chance of being thrown out...
Remote Start Ready      If the vehicle does not have the remote vehicle start feature, it may have the remote start ready feature. This feature allows your dealer to add the manufacturer's remote vehicle start feature. See your dealer to add...
Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle      Only RKE transmitters programmed to this vehicle will work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased and programmed through your dealer. When the replacement transmitter is programmed to this...
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System      See Radio Frequency Statement on page 13?22 for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and Industry Canada Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310. If there is a decrease in the RKE...
Radio Messages      Calibration Error: The audio system has been calibrated for the vehicle from the factory. If Calibration Error displays, it means that the radio has not been configured properly for the vehicle and it must be returned to...
Radios with CD and DVD      Vehicles with a USB, CD, and DVD radio have a Bose® Surround Sound System. Some of its features are explained later in this section, “Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade).” Vehicles with a USB, CD, and DVD radio may have a...
Theft-Deterrent Feature      TheftLock® is designed to discourage theft of the vehicle's radio by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The radio does not operate if it is stolen or moved to a different vehicle.
Infotainment      Determine which radio the vehicle has and read the following pages to become familiar with its features. WARNING Taking your eyes off the road for extended periods could cause a crash resulting in injury or death to you...
Four-Wheel Drive      If the vehicle has Four-Wheel Drive, you can send the engine's driving power to all four wheels for extra traction.
Climate Controls      These systems control the heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Reading Lamps      For vehicles with reading lamps in the overhead console, press the button located next to the lamp to turn it on or off. The vehicle may also have reading lamps in other locations. To turn the lamps on or off, press the...
Dome Lamps      The dome lamps are located in the overhead console. They come on when any door is opened and turn off after all the doors are closed. Turn the instrument panel brightness knob located below the dome lamp override button,...
Interior Mirror      Vehicles with a manual rearview mirror can be adjusted to see clearly behind the vehicle. Hold the mirror in the center to move it up or down and side to side. To reduce headlamp glare during nighttime use, push the tab...
Head Restraint Adjustment      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...
Storing Memory Positions      To save into memory: 1. Adjust the driver seat and seatback recliner, both outside mirrors, and the throttle and brake pedals, if equipped. See Power Mirrors on page 2?15 and Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal on page...
Windows      Turn the hand crank on each door to manually raise or lower the manual windows.
Door Locks      There are several ways to lock and unlock the vehicle. From outside, use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or the key in the driver door. From inside, use the power door locks or the manual door locks. To lock...
Remote Vehicle Start      With this feature the engine can be started from outside of the vehicle.
Compass Zone Setting      This display allows for setting the compass zone. See Compass on page 5?6 for more information.
Oil Pressure      This display shows the oil pressure in either kilopascals (kPa) or pounds per square inch (psi).
Battery      This display shows the current battery voltage. If the voltage is in the normal range, the value will display. For example, the display may read BATTERY 13 VOLTS. Your vehicle's charging system regulates voltage based on...
Speedometer      The speedometer shows how fast the vehicle is moving in either kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). The speedometer cannot be reset.
Trailer Gain and Output      On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system, the trailer brake display appears in the DIC. Press the trip odometer reset stem until TRAILER GAIN and OUTPUT display. TRAILER GAIN shows the trailer...
Transmission Temperature      Press the trip odometer reset stem until TRANS TEMP displays. This display shows the temperature of the automatic transmission fluid in either degrees Celsius (°C) or degrees Fahrenheit (°F) .
Trip Odometer      Press the trip odometer reset stem until TRIP displays. This display shows the current distance traveled in either kilometers (km) or miles (mi) since the last reset for the trip odometer. The trip odometer can be reset to...
Language      This display allows you to select the language in which the DIC messages will appear. To select a language: 1. Press the trip odometer reset stem until ODOMETER displays. 2. While in the ODOMETER display, press and hold...
Engine Hours      To display the ENGINE HOURS, place the ignition in LOCK/OFF or ACC/ACCESSORY, then press and hold the trip odometer reset stem for four seconds while viewing the ODOMETER. This display shows the total number of hours the...
Language      This display allows you to select the language in which the DIC messages will appear. To select a language: 1. Press the trip odometer reset stem until ODOMETER displays. 2. While in the ODOMETER display, press and hold...
Trip Odometer      Press the trip odometer reset stem until TRIP displays. This display shows the current distance traveled in either kilometers (km) or miles (mi) since the last reset for the trip odometer. The trip odometer can be reset to...
Odometer      Press the trip odometer reset stem until ODOMETER displays. This display shows the distance the vehicle has been driven in either kilometers (km) or miles (mi).
Trip Odometer Reset Stem Menu Items (with DIC Buttons)      Use the trip odometer reset stem to view the odometer and trip odometer. The Language selection and Engine Hours display can also be accessed with the trip odometer reset stem.
Blank Display      This display shows no information.
Compass Recalibration      This display allows for calibrating the compass. See Compass on page 5?6 for more information.
Compass Zone Setting      This display allows for setting the compass zone. See Compass on page 5?6 for more information.
Engine Hours      Press the vehicle information button until ENGINE HOURS displays. This display shows the total number of hours the engine has run.
Oil Pressure      This display shows the oil pressure in either kilopascals (kPa) or pounds per square inch (psi).
Battery      This display shows the current battery voltage. If the voltage is in the normal range, the value will display. For example, the display may read BATTERY 13 VOLTS. Your vehicle's charging system regulates voltage based on...
Trailer Gain and Output      On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system, the trailer brake display appears in the DIC. Press the vehicle information button until TRAILER GAIN and OUTPUT display. TRAILER GAIN shows the trailer...
Tire Pressure      If the vehicle has the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), the pressure for each tire can be viewed in the DIC. The tire pressure will be shown in either kilopascals (kPa) or pounds per square inch (psi). Press the vehicle...
Units      Press the vehicle information button until UNITS displays. This display allows you to select between metric or English units of measurement. Once in this display, press the set/ reset button to select between METRIC or...
Oil Life      Press the vehicle information button until OIL LIFE REMAINING displays. This display shows an estimate of the oil's remaining useful life. If you see 99% OIL LIFE REMAINING on the display, that means 99% of the current oil...
Blank Display      This display shows no information.
Instantaneous Economy and Active Fuel Management™ Indicator      If the vehicle has this display, press the trip/fuel button until INST ECON V8 displays. This display shows the current fuel economy at a particular moment and will change frequently as driving conditions change. This display...
Transmission Temperature      Press the trip/fuel button until TRANS TEMP displays. This display shows the temperature of the automatic transmission fluid in either degrees Celsius (°C) or degrees Fahrenheit (°F).
Timer      Press the trip/fuel button until TIMER displays. This display can be used as a timer. To start the timer, press the set/ reset button while TIMER is displayed. The display will show the amount of time that has passed since...
Speedometer      The speedometer shows how fast the vehicle is moving in either kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). The speedometer cannot be reset.
Fuel Used      Press the trip/fuel button until FUEL USED displays. This display shows the number of liters (L) or gallons (gal) of fuel used since the last reset of this menu item. To reset the fuel used information, press and hold the...
Average Economy      Press the trip/fuel button until AVG ECONOMY displays. This display shows the approximate average liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg). This number is calculated based on the number of L/100 km (mpg)...
Fuel Range      Press the trip/fuel button until FUEL RANGE displays. This display shows the approximate number of remaining kilometers (km) or miles the vehicle can be driven without refueling. The display will show LOW if the fuel level is...
Trip Odometer      Press the trip/fuel button until TRIP displays. This display shows the current distance traveled in either kilometers (km) or miles since the last reset for the trip odometer. Pressing the trip odometer reset stem will also...
Odometer      Press the trip/fuel button until ODOMETER displays. This display shows the distance the vehicle has been driven in either kilometers (km) or miles. Pressing the trip odometer reset stem will also display the odometer. To...
Driver Information Center (DIC)      The vehicle has a Driver Information Center (DIC). The DIC displays information about this vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is detected. All messages will appear in the DIC display located...
Fuels in Foreign Countries      Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. To check the fuel availability, ask an...
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...
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)      At a minimum, gasoline should meet ASTM specification D 4814 in the United States or CAN/CGSB-3.5 or 3.511 in Canada. Some gasolines contain an octane-enhancing additive called methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl...
Recommended Fuel      Use regular unleaded gasoline with a posted octane rating of 87 or higher. If the octane rating is less than 87, an audible knocking noise, commonly referred to as spark knock, might be heard when driving. If this occurs,...
Remote Start Heated Seats      When it is cold outside, the heated seats may turn on automatically during a remote vehicle start. The heated seats will be canceled when the ignition is turned on. Press the desired button to use the heated seats after the...
Memory Remote Recall      The memory feature can recall the driver seat, outside mirrors, and pedals, if equipped, to stored positions when entering the vehicle. To activate, unlock the driver door with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter....
Storing Memory Positions      To save into memory: 1. Adjust the driver seat, seatback recliner, both outside mirrors, and the throttle and brake pedals, if equipped. See Power Mirrors on page 2?15 and Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal on page 9?27...
Center Seat      If equipped, the center front seatback doubles as an armrest and cupholder/storage area for the driver and passenger when the center front seat is not used. Do not use it as a seating position when the seatback is folded down.
Turn Signal Indicator      The vehicle may also have a turn signal indicator on the mirror. An arrow on the mirror flashes in the direction of the turn or lane change.
Automatic Dimming      If equipped with an automatic dimming mirror, the driver outside mirror adjusts for the glare of the headlamps behind you. See Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror on page 2?17.
Manual Foldaway      Manually fold the mirrors inward to prevent damage when going through an automatic car wash. To fold, pull the mirror toward the vehicle. Push the mirror outward, to return to its original position.
Resetting the Power Foldaway Mirrors      Reset the power foldaway mirrors if: • The mirrors are accidentally obstructed while folding. • They are accidentally manually folded/unfolded. • The mirrors will not stay in the unfolded position. • The mirrors...
Power Foldaway      1. Press (A) to fold the mirrors out to the driving position. 2. Press (B) to fold the mirrors in to the folded position.
Manual Mirrors      Vehicles with outside manual mirrors can be adjusted by moving the mirror up and down or left to right to see a little of the side of the vehicle, and have a clear view behind the vehicle. Using hood-mounted air deflectors...
Convex Mirrors      WARNING A convex mirror can make things, like other vehicles, look farther away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on the right. Check the inside mirror or glance over...
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)      Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. Fully functional daytime running lamps are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada. The DRL system comes on...
Flash-to-Pass      This feature lets you use the high-beam headlamps to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. It works even if the headlamps are in the automatic position. To use it, pull the turn signal lever toward you,...
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder      For vehicles with a radio, a reminder chime sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are manually turned on, the ignition is off, and a door is open. To disable the chime, turn the lamp off.
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...
Add-On Equipment      When you carry removable items, you may need to put a limit on how many people you carry inside your vehicle. Be sure to weigh your vehicle before you buy and install the new equipment. Notice: Overloading the vehicle may...
Two-Tiered Loading      Depending on the model of your pick-up, an upper load platform can be created by positioning three or four 5 cm (2 inches) by 15 cm (6 inches) wooden planks across the width of the pickup box. The planks must be inserted in...
Vehicle Load Limits      It is very important to know how much weight your 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...
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out      Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. For four-wheel-drive vehicles, shift into Four-Wheel High. For vehicles with StabiliTrak®, turn the traction control part of the system off....
If the Vehicle Is Stuck      Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels to free the vehicle when stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow. See “Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out” later in this section. If the vehicle has a traction system, it can often help to...
Blizzard Conditions      Being stuck in snow can be a serious situation. Stay with the vehicle unless there is help nearby. If possible, use the Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada) on page 13?8 or Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico) on...
Driving on Snow or Ice      Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the tires and the road, creating less traction or grip. Wet ice can occur at about 0°C (32°F) when freezing rain begins to fall, resulting in even less traction. Avoid...
Hill and Mountain Roads      Driving on steep hills or through mountains is different than driving on flat or rolling terrain. Tips for driving in these conditions include: • Keep the vehicle serviced and in good shape. • Check all fluid levels and...
Highway Hypnosis      Always be alert and pay attention to your surroundings while driving. If you become tired or sleepy, find a safe place to park the vehicle and rest. Other driving tips include: • Keep the vehicle well ventilated. •...
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...
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...
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...
After Off-Road Driving      Remove any brush or debris that has collected on the underbody or chassis, or under the hood. These accumulations can be a fire hazard. After operation in mud or sand, have the brake linings cleaned and checked. These...
Driving in Water      WARNING Driving through rushing water can be dangerous. Deep water can sweep your vehicle downstream and you and your passengers could drown. If it is only shallow water, it can still wash away the ground from under your...
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow, or Ice      Use a low gear when driving in mud – the deeper the mud, the lower the gear. Keep the vehicle moving to avoid getting stuck. Traction changes when driving on sand. On loose sand, such as on beaches or sand dunes, the tires...
Driving on Hills      Driving safely on hills requires good judgment and an understanding of what the vehicle can and cannot do. WARNING If the vehicle has the two-speed automatic transfer case, shifting the transfer case to N (Neutral) can...
Environmental Concerns      • Always use established trails, roads, and areas that have been set aside for public off-road recreational driving and obey all posted regulations. • Do not damage shrubs, flowers, trees, or grasses or disturb wildlife....
Loading the Vehicle for Off-Road Driving      WARNING • Unsecured cargo on the load floor can be tossed about when driving over rough terrain. You or your passengers can be struck by flying objects. Secure the cargo properly. • Keep cargo in the cargo area as far...
Before Driving Off-Road      • Have all necessary maintenance and service work completed. • Fuel the vehicle, fill fluid levels, and check inflation pressure in all tires, including the spare, if equipped. • Read all the information about...
Off-Road Driving      Four-wheel-drive vehicles can be used for off-road driving. Vehicles without four-wheel drive and vehicles not equipped with All Terrain (AT) or On-Off Road (OOR) tires must not be driven off-road except on a level, solid...
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...
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...
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...
Hydraulic Power Steering      Your vehicle has hydraulic power steering. It may require maintenance. See Power Steering Fluid Power Steering Fluid on page 10?27. If power steering assist is lost because the engine stops or the power steering system is...
Steering     
Braking      Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. Deciding to push the brake pedal is perception time. Actually doing it is reaction time. Average driver reaction time is about three-fourths of a second. In that...
Control of a Vehicle      Braking, steering, and accelerating are important factors in helping to control a vehicle while driving.
Drunk Driving      Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is a global tragedy. WARNING Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness, and judgment can be affected by even a small...
Defensive Driving      Defensive driving means “always expect the unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively is to wear the safety belt. See Safety Belts on page 3?12. • Assume that other road users (pedestrians, bicyclists, and other...
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...
Shifting Out of Neutral      To shift out of N (Neutral) do the following: 1. Set the parking brake and apply the regular brake pedal. 2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN with the engine off, and shift the transmission to N (Neutral). 3. Turn the...
Shifting into Neutral      To shift the transfer case to N (Neutral) do the following: 1. Make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll. 2. Set the parking brake and apply the regular brake pedal. See Parking Brake on page 9?58 for more...
Shifting Out of Four-Wheel Drive Low      To shift from Four-Wheel Drive Low to Four-Wheel Drive High, AUTO or Two-Wheel Drive High, the vehicle must be stopped or moving less than 5 km/h (3 mph) with the transmission in N (Neutral) and the ignition in ON/RUN. The...
Shifting Into Four-Wheel Drive Low      When Four-Wheel Drive Low is engaged, vehicle speed should be kept below 72 km/h (45 mph). Extended high-speed operation in Four-Wheel Drive Low may damage or shorten the life of the drivetrain. To shift to the...
Shifting Into Two-Wheel Drive High      Turn the knob to the Two-Wheel Drive High position. This can be done at any speed, except when shifting from Four-Wheel Drive Low. The indicator light will flash while shifting. It will remain on when the shift is completed.
Shifting Into Four-Wheel Drive High or AUTO (Automatic Four-Wheel Drive)      Turn the knob to the Four-Wheel Drive High or AUTO position. This can be done at any speed, except when shifting from Four-Wheel Drive Low. The indicator light will flash while shifting. It will remain on when the shift is...
Shifting Out of Neutral      To shift the transfer case out of N (Neutral) do the following: 1. Set the parking brake and apply the regular brake pedal. 2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN with the engine off, and shift the transmission to N (Neutral)....
Shifting into Neutral      To shift the transfer case to N (Neutral) do the following: 1. Make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll. 2. Set the parking brake and press and hold the regular brake pedal. See Parking Brake on page 9?58...
Shifting Out of Four-Wheel Drive Low      To shift from Four-Wheel Drive Low to Four-Wheel Drive High, or Two-Wheel Drive High, the vehicle must be stopped or moving less than 5 km/h (3 mph) with the transmission in N (Neutral) and the ignition in ON/RUN. The...
Shifting Into Four-Wheel Drive Low      When Four-Wheel Drive Low is engaged, vehicle speed should be kept below 72 km/h (45 mph). Extended high-speed operation in Four-Wheel Drive Low may damage or shorten the life of the drivetrain. To shift to the...
Shifting Into Two-Wheel Drive High      Turn the knob to the Two-Wheel Drive High position. This can be done at any speed, except when shifting from Four-Wheel Drive Low. See “Shifting Out of Four-Wheel Drive Low” for more information.
Shifting In or Out of Neutral      1. With the vehicle running and the engine at an idle, set the parking brake. 2. Place the transmission into N (Neutral). Shift the transfer case in one continuous motion into or out of the N (Neutral) position.
Shifting In or Out of Four-Wheel Drive Low      Notice: Shifting the transfer case into Four-Wheel-Drive Low while moving at speeds faster than 5 km/h (3 mph) may cause premature wear to the transfer case, and may cause the gears to grind. To avoid causing premature wear,...
Shifting from Two-Wheel Drive High to Four-Wheel Drive High      • Shifts between Two-Wheel Drive High and Four-Wheel Drive High can be made at any vehicle speed. • Shift the transfer case lever in one continuous motion into either the Four-Wheel Drive High or Two-Wheel Drive High...
When Using the Manual Transfer Case      • Shifts into or out of Four-Wheel Drive Low or N (Neutral) should be made using quick motions to avoid excessive gear grinding. Shifting slowly may make it more difficult to shift. • You may notice that it is harder to...
Front Axle      The front axle engages and disengages automatically when you shift the transfer case. Some delay for the axle to engage or disengage is normal.
Four-Wheel Drive      If the vehicle has Four-Wheel Drive, you can send the engine's driving power to all four wheels for extra traction. To get the most satisfaction out of Four-Wheel Drive, you must be familiar with its operation. Read the...
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...
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...
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...
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)      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...
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)      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),...
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)      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...
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)      As a new owner, your vehicle is automatically enrolled in the Roadside Assistance program. The services are available at no cost under the terms and conditions of the program. The Roadside Assistance program is not part of, or...
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)      For U.S.-purchased vehicles, call 1-888-881-3302; (Text Telephone (TTY): 1-888-889-2438). For Canadian-purchased vehicles, call 1-800-268-6800. Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calling for...
Online Owner Center      GMC Owner Center (U.S.) www.gmcownercenter.com Information and services customized for your specific vehicle — all in one convenient place. • Digital owner manual, warranty information, and more. • Storage for online...
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)      To assist customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), GMC has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with GMC by dialing:...
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)      To contact the Customer Assistance Center (CAC), use the phone numbers listed in this section. Customer assistance is available Monday through Friday, 08:00 to 20:00 hours, and Saturdays from 08:00 to 15:00 hours. All...
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)      GMC encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail GMC, the letter should be addressed to: United States GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box...
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)      Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to GMC. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of the vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments....
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control      If the cruise control system is already activated, . Press and hold the SET– button on the steering wheel until the desired lower speed is reached, then release it. • To slow down in small amounts, press the SET– button on...
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control      If the cruise control system is already activated, . Press and hold the +RES button on the steering wheel until the desired speed is reached, then release it. • To increase vehicle speed in small amounts, press the +RES...
Resuming a Set Speed      If the cruise control is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied, the cruise control is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory. Once the vehicle speed reaches about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more,...
Ashtrays      The vehicle may have a front ashtray located near the center of the instrument panel. Pull on the door to open it. The ashtray may have a cigarette lighter. Notice: If papers, pins, or other flammable items are put in the...
Cigarette Lighter      To use the cigarette lighter, push it in all the way, and let go. When it is ready for use, the lighter pops back out. Notice: Holding a cigarette lighter in while it is heating does not let the lighter back away from the...
Power Outlets      Accessory power outlets can be used to plug in electrical equipment, such as a cell phone, MP3 player, etc. The vehicle may have two accessory power outlets located below the climate control system, or may have one...
Clock     
Compass Calibration      The compass can be manually calibrated. Only calibrate the compass in a magnetically clean and safe location, such as an open parking lot, where driving the vehicle in circles is not a danger. It is suggested to calibrate...
Compass Zone      The zone is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. Your dealer will set the correct zone for your location. Under certain circumstances, such as during a long-distance, cross-country trip or moving to a new state or...
Compass      The vehicle may have a compass in the Driver Information Center (DIC).
Horn      To sound the horn, press the center pad on the steering wheel.
Automatic Operation      AUTO (Automatic): When automatic operation is active, the system controls the inside temperature, the air delivery, and the fan speed. Use the steps below to place the entire system in automatic mode: 1. Press the AUTO...
Driver and Passenger Side Temperature Controls      The driver and passenger side temperature buttons are used to adjust the temperature of the air coming through the system on the driver or passenger side of the vehicle. The temperature can be adjusted even if the system is...
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)      WARNING A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the frontal airbags if they inflate. Never secure a child restraint in the center front seat. It is always better to secure a...
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash      WARNING A crash can damage the LATCH system in the vehicle. A damaged LATCH system may not properly secure the child restraint, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure the LATCH system is...
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...
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)      The LATCH system holds a child restraint during driving or in a crash. This system is designed to make installation of a child restraint easier. The LATCH system uses anchors in the vehicle and attachments on the child...
Where to Put the Restraint      According to accident statistics, children and infants are safer when properly restrained in a child restraint system or infant restraint system secured in a rear seating position. We recommend that children and child...
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.
Securing an Add-On Child Restraint in the Vehicle      WARNING A child can be seriously injured or killed in a crash if the child restraint is not properly secured in the vehicle. Secure the child restraint properly in the vehicle using the vehicle safety belt or LATCH system,...
Pick-Up Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps      The pick-up box identification lamps are LEDs. For replacement of the LED lighting assembly contact your dealer. To replace a pickup box fender marker lamp bulb: 1. Press the tab from the back to remove the lamp. 2....
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.
Using ABS      Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly and let ABS work. You might hear the ABS pump or motor operating and feel the brake pedal pulsate, but this is normal.
Connecting a USB Storage Device or iPod®      The USB port can be used to control an iPod or a USB storage device. To connect a USB storage device, connect the device to the USB port located in the center console or on the instrument panel. To connect an iPod,...
USB-Supported File and Folder Structure      The radio supports: • Up to 700 folders • Up to eight folders in depth • Up to 65,535 files. • Folder and file names up to 64 bytes • Files with an .mp3 or .wma file extension • AAC files stored on an iPod •...
USB-Supported Devices      • USB flash drive • Portable USB hard drive • Fifth generation or later iPod • iPod nano • iPod touch • iPod classic Not all iPods and USB drives are compatible with the USB port. Make sure the iPod has the...
USB Support      The USB connector is located on the instrument panel or in the center console, and uses the USB 2.0 standard.
Using the USB Port      Radios with a USB port can control a USB storage device or an iPod® using the radio buttons and knobs. See “Playing an MP3” in CD Player on page 7?16 or CD/DVD Player on page 7?22 for information about how to connect and...
Inserting a Disc      Insert a disc partway into the top slot, label side up. The player pulls it in and the disc should begin playing. “Loading Disc” shows on the radio display. At the same time, the radio displays a softkey menu of option(s)....
Using the DVD Player      The DVD player can be controlled by the buttons on the remote control, the RSA system, or by the buttons on the radio faceplate. See “Remote Control” under Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 7?38 and Rear Seat Audio...
Preprogrammed Playlists      Preprogrammed playlists that were created using WinAmp™, MusicMatch™, or Real Jukebox™ software can be accessed; however, they cannot be edited using the radio. These playlists are treated as special folders containing...
File System and Naming      The song name that displays is the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the file name without the extension (such as .mp3) as the track name....
Order of Play      Compressed audio files are accessed in the following order: • Playlists (Px). • Files stored in the root directory. • Files stored in folders in the root directory. Tracks are played in the following order: • Play...
No Folder      When the disc contains only compressed files, the files are located under the root folder. The next and previous folder function does not function on a disc that was recorded without folders or playlists. When displaying...
Empty Folder      Folders that do not contain files are skipped, and the player advances to the next folder that contains files.
Root Directory      The root directory of the disc is treated as a folder. If the root directory has compressed audio files, the directory displays as F1 ROOT on the radio. If a disc contains both uncompressed CD audio and MP3/ WMA files, a...
CD-R or CD-RW Supported File and Folder Structure      The DVD player supports: • Up to 255 folders. • Up to eight folders in depth. • Up to 15 playlists. • Up to 40 sessions. • Playlists with an .m3u or .wpl extension. • Files with an .mp3, .wma, or .cda file...
MP3 and WMA Supported Files      Format The radio can play.mp3 or .wma files that were recorded onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc. Compressed Audio or Mixed Mode Discs The radio plays discs that contain both uncompressed CD audio and MP3/WMA files...
Inserting a Disc      Insert a disc partway into either slot, label side up. The player pulls it in and the disc should begin playing. (Loading a disc into the system, depending on media type and format, ranges from 5 to 20 seconds for a CD, and...
Audio Output      Only one audio source can be heard through the speakers at one time. An audio source is defined as DVD slot, CD slot, XM, FM-AM, front auxiliary jack, USB port, or rear auxiliary jack. Press the O button to turn the...
Care of CDs and DVDs      If playing a CD-R or CD-RW, the sound quality can be reduced due to CD-R or CD-RW quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way the CD-R or CD-RW has been handled. Handle them...
Care of the CD and DVD Player      Do not add any label to a disc. It could get caught in the CD or DVD player. If a disc is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of the recorded disc with a marking pen....
CD Player Messages      CHECK DISC: If this message displays and/or the CD ejects, it could be for one of the following reasons: • It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play. • The road is very rough. When the road...
MP3-Supported Files      The Radio with CD (MP3), Radio with USB and CD (MP3), and Radio with USB and Six-Disc CD (MP3) have the capability of playing an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW disc. Format Radios that have the capability of playing MP3s can...
Inserting a CD (Single CD Player)      Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player pulls it in and the CD should begin playing.
Care of CDs      If playing a CD-R, the sound quality can be reduced due to CD-R or CD-RW quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way the CD-R or CD-RW has been handled. Handle them carefully....
Care of the CD Player      Do not add any label to a CD. It could get caught in the CD. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of the recorded CD with a marking pen. The use of CD lens...
CD Player     
Interior Care      To prevent dirt particle abrasions, regularly clean the vehicle's interior. Immediately remove any soils. Note that newspapers or dark garments that can transfer color to home furnishings can also permanently transfer color...
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.
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.
Sheet Metal Damage      If the vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer...
Underbody Maintenance      Use plain water to flush dirt and debris from the vehicle's underbody. Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do this. If not removed, rust and corrosion can develop.
Body Component Lubrication      Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood hinges, liftgate hinges, and 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,...
Steering, Suspension, and Chassis Components      Visually inspect front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose, or missing parts or signs of wear. Inspect power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Visually...
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. Keep the wheels clean using a soft, clean cloth...
Tires      Use a stiff brush with tire cleaner to clean the tires. Notice: 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...
Weatherstrips      Apply silicone grease on weatherstrips to make them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12.
Windshield and Wiper Blades      Clean the outside of the windshield with glass cleaner. Clean rubber blades using lint-free cloth or paper towel soaked with windshield washer fluid or a mild detergent. Wash the windshield thoroughly when cleaning the...
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses      Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth, and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing the Vehicle" later in this section.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts      Regularly clean bright metal parts with water or chrome polish on chrome or stainless steel trim, if necessary. For aluminum, never use auto or chrome polish, steam, or caustic soap to clean. A coating of wax, rubbed to...
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...
Washing the Vehicle      To preserve the vehicle's finish, wash it often and out of direct sunlight. Notice: Do not use petroleum based, acidic, or abrasive cleaning agents as they can damage the vehicle's paint, metal, or plastic parts. If damage...
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...
Airbag System Check      The airbag system does not need regularly scheduled maintenance or replacement. Make sure the airbag readiness light is working. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 5?20 for more information. Notice: If an airbag covering...
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle      Q: Is there anything I might add to or change about the vehicle that could keep the airbags from working properly? A: Yes. If you add things that change your vehicle's frame, bumper system, height, front end or side sheet...
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...
Additional Factors Affecting System Operation      Safety belts help keep the passenger in position on the seat during vehicle maneuvers and braking, which helps the passenger sensing system maintain the passenger airbag status. See “Safety Belts” and “Child Restraints” in the...
If the On Indicator is Lit for 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,...
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?      After the frontal airbags and seat-mounted side impact airbags inflate, they quickly deflate, so quickly that some people may not even realize an airbag inflated. Roof-rail airbags may still be at least partially inflated...
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...
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 and deploy. The inflator, the...
When Should an Airbag Inflate?      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 right front passenger's head and chest. However, they...
Shocks and Struts      Shocks and struts help aid in control for a smoother ride. • Signs of wear may include steering wheel vibration, bounce/ sway while braking, longer stopping distance, or uneven tire wear. • As part of the multi-point...
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...
Hoses      Hoses transport fluids and should be regularly inspected to ensure that there are no cracks or leaks. With a multi-point inspection, your dealer can inspect the hoses and advise if replacement is needed.
Fluids      Proper fluid levels and approved fluids protect the vehicle’s systems and components. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11?12 for GM approved fluids. • Engine oil and windshield washer fluid levels should be...
Brakes      Brakes stop the vehicle and are crucial to safe driving. • Signs of brake wear may include chirping, grinding, or squealing noises, or difficulty stopping. • Trained dealer technicians have access to tools and equipment...
Belts      • Belts may need replacing if they squeak or show signs of cracking or splitting. • Trained dealer technicians can inspect the belts and recommend replacement when necessary.
Battery      The 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...
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...
Express-down Windows      Vehicles with the express-down feature allow the driver and front passenger windows to be lowered without holding the switch. Push the switch down to the second detent, then release, to activate the express-down mode. The...
Immobilizer Operation      This vehicle has PASS-Key® III+ (Personalized Automotive Security System) theft-deterrent system. PASS-Key III+ is a passive theft-deterrent system. The system is automatically armed when the key is removed from the...
Testing the Alarm      To test the alarm: 1. Lower the driver window and open the driver door. 2. Press lock on the RKE transmitter. 3. Close the door and wait for the security light to go out. 4. Reach in through the window, unlock the...
Exiting the Feature Settings Menu      The feature settings menu will be exited when any of the following occurs: • The vehicle is no longer in ON/RUN. • The trip/fuel or vehicle information DIC buttons are pressed. • The end of the feature settings menu is...
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)      The vehicle may have customization capabilities that allow you to program certain features to one preferred setting. Customization features can only be programmed to one setting on the vehicle and cannot be programmed to a...
Vehicle Reminder Messages      CHECK TRAILER WIRING On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system, this message may display and a chime may sound when one of the following conditions exists: • A trailer with electric brakes...
Tire Messages      SERVICE TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM If the vehicle has the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), this message displays if a part on the system is not working properly. The tire pressure light also flashes and then remains on...
Starting the Vehicle Messages      FAST IDLE ON If your vehicle has this feature, this message displays when the fast idle feature is on. See Fast Idle System on page 9?31 for more information.
Service Parts Identification Label      This label, on the inside of the glove box, has the following information: • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). • Model designation. • Paint information. • Production options and special equipment. Do not remove...
Radio Frequency Statement      This vehicle has systems that operate on a radio frequency that comply with Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and with Industry Canada Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310. Operation is subject to the...
Navigation System      If the vehicle has a navigation system, use of the system may result in the storage of destinations, addresses, telephone numbers, and other trip information. Refer to the navigation manual for information on stored data and...
Event Data Recorders      This vehicle has 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 airbag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in...
Erasing Universal Home Remote Buttons      The programmed buttons should be erased when the vehicle is sold or the lease ends. To erase either Rolling Code or Fixed Code settings on the Universal Home Remote device: 1. Press and hold the two outside buttons at...
Reprogramming Universal Home Remote Buttons      Any of the three buttons can be reprogrammed by repeating the instructions.
Cupholders      Vehicles with cupholders have them located on and behind the center console and in the rear seat armrest. Pull the loop down on the rear seat armrest to access the cupholders. Pull downward on the cover to access the...
Glove Box      Lift up on the glove box lever to open it.
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.
Shifting out of Park      This vehicle is equipped with an electronic shift lock release system. The shift lock release is designed to: • Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in P (Park) with the shift lever button fully...
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors      In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, please notify General Motors. Call 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782), or write: GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI...
OnStar®      If equipped, this vehicle has a comprehensive, in-vehicle system that can connect to a live Advisor for Emergency, Security, Navigation, Connection, and Diagnostic Services. See OnStar Overview on page 14?1 for more information.
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...
Engine Oil Change      When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message displays, have the engine oil and filter changed within the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven under the best conditions, the engine oil life system might not indicate the need for vehicle...
Owner Checks and Services      At Each Fuel Stop • Check the engine oil level. See Engine Oil on page 10?7. Once a Month • Check the tire inflation pressures. See Tire Pressure on page 10?62. • Inspect the tires for wear. See Tire Inspection...
Battery Load Management      The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM) that estimates the battery's temperature and state of charge. It then adjusts the voltage for best performance and extended life of the battery. When the battery's state of...
Entry Lighting      The vehicle has an illuminated entry feature. When the doors are opened, the dome lamps will come on if the dome override button is in the extended position. If the dome override button is pressed in, the lamps will not...
Battery Power Protection      This feature shuts off the dome and reading lamps, if they are left on for more than 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off. The cargo lamp shuts off after 20 minutes. This prevents the battery from running down.
Manual Rearview Mirror      Hold the mirror in the center to move it for a clearer view of behind your vehicle. Adjust the mirror to avoid glare from the headlamps behind you. Push the tab at the bottom of the mirror forward for daytime use and pull it...
Cargo Lamp      The cargo lamps come on by turning the instrument panel brightness control knob to the farthest clockwise position. This knob is located on the instrument panel and also turns on the dome lamps. The cargo lamps can be used...
Oil Life      To access this display, the vehicle must be in P (Park). Press the trip odometer reset stem until OIL LIFE REMAINING displays. This display shows an estimate of the oil's remaining useful life. If you see 99% OIL LIFE...
Compass Recalibration      This display allows for calibrating the compass. See Compass on page 5?6 for more information.
Rear Seats      The rear seat has adjustable headrests in the outboard seating positions. The height of the headrest can be adjusted. Pull the headrest up to raise it. To lower the headrest, push down on the headrest. Rear outboard...
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,...
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)      Vehicles that have a FlexFuel badge and a yellow fuel cap can use either unleaded gasoline or ethanol fuel containing up to 85% ethanol (E85). For all other vehicles, use only the unleaded gasoline described under...
Fuel Additives      To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to contain additives that help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing the emission control system to work properly. In most...
Park Tilt Mirrors      If the vehicle has the memory package, the passenger and/or driver mirror tilts to a preselected position when the vehicle is in R (Reverse). This feature lets the driver view the curb when parallel parking. The mirror(s)...
Running the Vehicle While Parked      It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. WARNING Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the...
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.
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....
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...
Using Cruise Control on Hills      How well the cruise control works on hills depends on the vehicle speed, the load, and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, pressing the accelerator pedal may be necessary to maintain vehicle speed. While...
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control      Use the accelerator pedal to increase the vehicle speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow down to the previous set cruise speed.
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab      We are aware that some vehicle owners might consider having the pickup box removed and a commercial or recreational body installed. Owners should be aware that, as manufactured, there are differences between a chassis cab and...
Add-On Electrical Equipment      Notice: Do not add anything electrical to the vehicle unless you check with your dealer first. Some electrical equipment can damage the vehicle and the damage would not be covered by the vehicle's warranty. Some add-on...
Brake Assist      If this vehicle has StabiliTrak®, it also 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...
Braking in Emergencies      ABS allows the driver to steer and brake at the same time. In many emergencies, steering can help more than even the very best braking.
Low Traction Mode      If your vehicle has the Allison Transmission, or the Hydra-Matic 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, it has a Low Traction Mode that can assist in vehicle acceleration when road conditions are slippery, such as with ice or snow....
Manual Mode     
Care of Safety Belts      Keep belts clean and dry. WARNING Do not bleach or dye safety belts. It may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and...
Fabric/Carpet      Start by vacuuming the surface using a soft brush attachment. If a rotating brush attachment is being used during vacuuming, only use it on the floor carpet. Before cleaning, gently remove as much of the soil as possible using...
Interior Glass      To clean, use a terry cloth fabric dampened with water. Wipe droplets left behind with a clean dry cloth. Commercial glass cleaners may be used, if necessary, after cleaning the interior glass with plain water. Notice:...
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash      WARNING A crash can damage the airbag systems in the vehicle. A damaged airbag system may not work properly and may not protect you and your passenger(s) in a crash, resulting in serious injury or even death. To help...
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...
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 on page 10?105 and Exterior...
Tires      Tires need to be properly inflated, rotated, and balanced. Maintaining the tires can save money, fuel, and can reduce the risk of tire failure. • Signs that the tires need to be replaced include three or more visible...
Immobilizer      See Radio Frequency Statement on page 13?22 for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and Industry Canada Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
Entering the Feature Settings Menu      1. Turn the ignition on and place the vehicle in P (Park). To avoid excessive drain on the battery, turn the headlamps off. 2. Press the customization button to scroll through the available customizable options.
Transmission Messages      SERVICE 4 WHEEL DRIVE If the vehicle has four-wheel drive, this message may display if a problem occurs with the four-wheel-drive system. If this message appears, stop as soon as possible and turn off the vehicle. Make...
Engine Identification      The eighth character in the VIN is the engine code. This code identifies the vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. See “Engine Specifications” under Capacities and Specifications on page 12?2 for the...
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)      RFID technology is used in some vehicles for functions such as tire pressure monitoring and ignition system security, as well as in connection with conveniences such as key fobs for remote door locking/ unlocking and starting,...
Armrest Storage      Vehicles with a rear seat armrest have two cupholders. Pull the armrest down from the rear seatback to access the cupholders.
Active Fuel Management®      Vehicles with V8 engines may have Active Fuel Management™. This system allows the engine to operate on either all or half of its cylinders, depending on the driving conditions. When less power is required, such as cruising...
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...
Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services — Severe      a) Extreme service. For vehicles mainly driven off-road in four-wheel drive or used in farming, mining, forestry, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), or snow plowing. b) Check all fuel and vapor lines and hoses for proper...
Exit Lighting      The interior lamps come on when the key is removed from the ignition. They turn off automatically in 20 seconds. The lights do not come on if the dome override button is pressed in.
Filling the Tank      If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement for more information. WARNING Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause bad injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and...
Tailgate      WARNING It is extremely dangerous to ride on the tailgate, even when the vehicle is operated at low speeds. People riding on the tailgate can easily lose their balance and fall in response to vehicle maneuvers. Falling...
Service Publications Ordering Information      Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on the engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. Service Bulletins Service Bulletins give...
Emergency Roof Lamp Provisions      Vehicles with the RPO VYU snow plow prep package also have an emergency roof lamp provision package, RPO TRW. Wiring for the emergency roof lamp is provided above the overhead console. See Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp on page...
Hill Start Assist (HSA)      Non-hybrid vehicles with StabiliTrak have a Hill Start Assist (HSA) feature, which may be useful when the vehicle is stopped on a grade. This feature is designed to prevent the vehicle from rolling, either forward or...
Grade Braking (6-Speed Automatic Transmission)      The Grade Braking shift modes can be activated by pressing the button on the end of the shift control lever. While in Range Selection Mode, Grade Braking is deactivated allowing the driver to select a desired range of...
Instrument Panel, Leather, Vinyl, &amp; Other Plastic 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. Notice: Soaking or saturating leather, especially...
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...
Locking Rear Axle      Vehicles with a locking rear axle can give more traction on snow, mud, ice, sand, or gravel. It works like a standard axle most of the time, but when traction is low, this feature will allow the rear wheel with the most...
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 Limited. Call Transport Canada at 1-800-333-0510 or write to: Transport...
Rear Seats (All Split Bench and Hybrid Full Bench)      Folding Rear Seat Either side of the rear seat can be folded for added cargo space. Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle...
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...
Filling a Portable Fuel Container      WARNING Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in the vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the fuel vapor. You can be badly burned and the vehicle damaged if this occurs. To help...
Windshield Wipers      If the wiper motor overheats due to heavy snow or ice, the windshield wipers will stop until the motor cools and will then restart. Although the circuit is protected from electrical overload, overload due to heavy snow or...
Traction Control Operation      The TCS is part of the StabiliTrak system. Traction control limits wheel spin by reducing engine power to the wheels (engine speed management) and by applying brakes to each individual wheel (brake-traction control) as...
Reading Lamps      For vehicles with reading lamps, they are located on the overhead console. To turn on the reading lamps, press the button located next to each lamp. To turn them off, press the button again. The vehicle may also have...
California Proposition 65 Warning      Most motor vehicles, including this one, 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...
Fuses and Circuit Breakers      If the vehicle is a hybrid, see the hybrid supplement for more information. The wiring circuits in the vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers and fusible thermal links. This...
Special Application Services      • Allison Transmission™ Vehicles Only: Replace external transmission filter at first engine oil change only. • Vehicles with Dual Wheels: Check dual wheel nut torque at 160 km/100 mi, 1 600 km/ 1,000 mi and 9 700 km/6,000...
General Information      This maintenance section applies to vehicles with a gasoline engine. For diesel engine vehicles, see the maintenance schedule section in the Duramax Diesel Supplement. Your vehicle is an important investment. This section...
Air Vents      Use the air outlets located in the center and on the side of the instrument panel to direct the airflow. Use the thumbwheels near the air outlets to open or close off the airflow. Operation Tips • Clear away any ice,...
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.
Canadian Vehicle Owners      Propriétaires Canadiens A French language copy of this manual can be obtained from your dealer or from: On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce guide en français auprès du concessionnaire ou à...
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00-03-10-003R General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program and Global Warranty Management (GWM) Submission Information (U S Dealers Only) - (Aug 5 2013) Tires - part 5      After the Tire PRA moves from New to Accept status, the warranty transaction can besubmitted.Additional Requirements for Customer ReimbursementsGM Tire Warranty Proration applies to 2011–2014 Model Year Vehicles.The original...
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00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 14      ORKSHEET — BRAKE LATHE CALIBRATION Important:Brake lathe calibration should be performed and recorded monthly or if you are consistentlymeasuring high LRO after rotor refinishing. BRAKE LATHE CALIBRATION CHECK SHEET...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 13      However,if the brake pads are excessively worn un-evenly, side-to-side or same side/inner-to-outerpads, then consideration should be given to cover this underwarranty since this type of wear is most likely due to poor operation...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 12      Q: What information needs to be documented on the Repair Order- A: Any claim that is submitted using the labor operations in this bulletin, must havethe Original Rotor Thickness and Refinish Rotor Thickness (if refinished)...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 11      Squeak/Squeal Noise:Occurs with front semi-metallic brake pads at medium speeds when light to medium pressureis applied to the brake pedal.Occasionally a noise may occur on rear brakes during the first few stops or with...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 10      Check for clean and true lathe adapters and make surethe arbor shoulder is clean and free of debris or burrs. For more information seethe “Brake Lathe Calibration Procedure” section in this bulletin. On the outboard area of the...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 9      The customer may toleratethe condition until it becomes very apparent.If a GM dealer performed a prior brake service, consider paying for the repair andthen strongly reinforce proper brake lathe maintenance.If the customer had...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 8      Once bent, the lathe will most likely not cut properly until the tool holderplate is replaced. In order to verify the condition of the tool holder plate on amachinethat will not cut right, remove the mounting bolt and remove...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 7      Before you loosenthe arbornut, match mark the hub of the bell clamp to the arbor and line up these marks beforemachining a rotor. A magic marker can be used to make the match marks. Machine a rotorand recheck the calibration....
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 6      Make sure to index the rotor correctly to the marks made in step 10, otherwiseLRO will be comprised.Hubbed / Captured / Trapped RotorMeasure the rotor thickness.Refinish or replace the rotor (see Service Information for further...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 5      Then again, starting with thefirst lug nut you tightened by hand, tighten all the lug nuts in a star pattern tothe specific vehicle torque specification.DO NOT reinstall the caliper or the wheel at this time.On-Car Type...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 4      Connect the lathe to the adapter, turn on the lathe and activate the computer to compensatefor run-out in the hub.Once the computer indicates the compensation process was successful, on the outboardarea of the rotor, position...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 3      Important:Prior to making the cut, install the recommended clip-on style disc silencer suppliedwith the lathe. Use of this silencer is critical to prevent chatter from occurringduring the cut. Bench Type LatheRefinish the...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes - part 2      If the Warranty Parts Centergenerates a request, this Documentation/Form must be attached to the repair orderthat is sent back. Important:Documentation of brake lathe maintenance and calibration as recommended by the...
00-05-22-002N Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures - (May 31 2013) Disc Brakes      Subject: Disc Brake Warranty Service and Procedures Models:  2014 and Prior GM Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks EXCLUDING 2009-2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Z06 Equipped with RPO Z07 This bulletin is...
00-06-01-012D Use of Surface Conditioning Disks When Cleaning Engine Gasket Sealing Surfaces and or Reused Engine Parts - (Oct 25 2011) - part 2      Use care to avoidgetting solvent in any area other than the mating surface to be cleaned. Allow itto soak in for several minutes to loosen the old RTV sealer/gasket material. GM stronglyrecommends using a plastic razor blade or...
00-06-01-012D Use of Surface Conditioning Disks When Cleaning Engine Gasket Sealing Surfaces and or Reused Engine Parts - (Oct 25 2011)      Subject: Use of "Surface Conditioning Disks" When Cleaning Engine Gasket Sealing Surfaces and/orReused Engine Parts Models:  2013 and Prior GM Passenger Cars and Trucks     This bulletin is being revised...
00-06-01-026E Intake Manifold Inspection Replacement After Severe Internal Engine Damage - (Nov 11 2013) Intake and Forced Induction Intake Manifold      Subject: Intake Manifold Inspection/Replacement After Severe Internal Engine Damage Models:  2014 and Prior GM Cars and Trucks     This bulletin has been revised to add the 2014 model year. Please discard...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 12      “OnStar is a registered trademark of ONSTAR, LLC” “Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.” “iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.” “iPod is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.” “XM Radio is...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 11      ustomer Concern Verification Sheet — Electrical / Accessory Customer Concern Verification Sheet — Electrical / Accessory Electrical System, Component or Accessory — Check All That Apply Antenna:--- ---Backglass ____...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 10      ustomer Concern Verification Sheet — Engine Driveability Customer Concern Verification Sheet — Engine Driveability Symptoms — Check All That Apply Backfire (Popping Noise): --- ---From the Tail Pipe ____ ---From Under...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 9      ustomer Concern Verification Sheet — Brakes / Steering / Suspension / Tires / Wheels Customer Concern Verification Sheet — Brakes / Steering / Suspension / Tires / Wheels System and Components — Check All That Apply...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 8      ustomer Concern Verification Sheet — Automatic Transmission Driveability Customer Concern Verification Sheet — Automatic Transmission Driveability Symptoms — Check All That Apply Will Not Shift ____ Will Not Up Shift...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 7      Re-verify the concern. The concern could be an intermittentor normal condition.Navigating to the GlobalConnect TAC Case Closing Form (U.S. Website View Shown) ..... nut ._,. an.-,-.......c... Go To: GlobalConnect.Go To:...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 6      The condition described by the customer may be normal. Compare withanother like vehicle that is operating normally under the same conditions describedby the customer. Explain your findings and the operation of the system to the...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 5      For more information,refer to the latest version of Corporate Bulletin Number 07-00-89-047. Use the Comeback Prevention Flowchart to understand WHEN to contact TAC.Before calling TAC, be prepared with accurate and completed...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 4      The service advisor should complete the CCVS whenever the following occurs:On the first service visit, if the condition or concern is complicated, difficultor intermittent.On any subsequent visits for the same condition or...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 3      - Notify the Service Manager of a repeat repair visit.Notify the District Manager Aftersales (DMA) and in Canada the District Manager CustomerCare and Service Process (DM-CCSP).Document all procedures and repairs on the...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 2      Be prepared withthe necessary and completed documentation before calling.Update the TAC Call Log Sheet after each call.Using the Comeback Prevention Flowchart Always use the following Comeback Prevention Flowchart to help...
01-00-89-010J Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) - (Nov 12 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control      Subject: Comeback Prevention Information and Using Customer Concern Verification Sheets (CCVS) Models:  2013 and Prior GM Passenger Cars and Trucks Attention:  Only GM Authorized callers such as GM Dealership...
01-03-10-003K GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program and Global Warranty Management (GWM) Submission Information - (Aug 28 2013) Tires - part 7      ransportation Claims For any tire replaced because of transportation damage or incorrect parts, use labourcode 0500110 and submit as a transportation transaction. Transportation transactionsshould not be submitted into the GWM...
01-03-10-003K GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program and Global Warranty Management (GWM) Submission Information - (Aug 28 2013) Tires - part 6      The only tires that are not to be returned to their respective manufacturers at thistime are Kumho, Maxxis and Pirelli tires. These brand tires should be scrapped inaccordance with GM of Canada's policy stated in section 1.7.3...
01-03-10-003K GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program and Global Warranty Management (GWM) Submission Information - (Aug 28 2013) Tires - part 5      Click on the NEW button at the bottom of the screen. At theNew Pre-Repair Authorization Screen, enter the Business Unit from the dropdown (GM–Canada) thenenter the Transaction Type from the dropdown (such as ZREG – Regular...
01-03-10-003K GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program and Global Warranty Management (GWM) Submission Information - (Aug 28 2013) Tires - part 4      By far the most frequent non-warrantable condition claimed is road damage, followedby improper wear. With the exception of run-flat or self-sealing tires, road damageis NOT a warrantable condition. The following are photos of...
01-03-10-003K GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program and Global Warranty Management (GWM) Submission Information - (Aug 28 2013) Tires - part 3      GM of Canada may recommend/endorse practices that differ from those of individualtire manufacturers. One example is that the temporary use of tire sealant (as suppliedwith a GM inflator kit) may not be endorsed by certain tire...
01-03-10-003K GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program and Global Warranty Management (GWM) Submission Information - (Aug 28 2013) Tires - part 2      p> Using the above table you should be able to readily calculate the required customercontribution for each scenario. Here are a few examples: A Chevrolet vehicle with 30,435 kilometres requires one tire be replaced. The...
01-03-10-003K GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program and Global Warranty Management (GWM) Submission Information - (Aug 28 2013) Tires      Subject: GM of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty Tire Program and Global Warranty Management(GWM) Submission Information Models:  2006-2014 GM Cars and Light Duty Trucks Attention:  "U.S." and "IPC" dealers...
01-06-01-011H Information on Engine Oil Consumption Guidelines - (Oct 29 2013) Engine Lubrication - part 3      Verifythat all cooling system components are in proper working order. Engine Wear Piston scuffing, excessive piston-to-wall clearance, tapered or out of round cylinders,worn, damaged or improperly installed valve guides,...
01-06-01-011H Information on Engine Oil Consumption Guidelines - (Oct 29 2013) Engine Lubrication - part 2      Important:This does not apply to 2006-2009 Corvette Z06 equipped with the 7.0L LS7 and the 2009Corvette ZR-1 with the 6.2L LS9 engines (dry sump). Follow the instructions in theOwner Manual for checking the oil in this...
01-06-01-011H Information on Engine Oil Consumption Guidelines - (Oct 29 2013) Engine Lubrication      Subject: Information on Engine Oil Consumption Guidelines Models:  2014 and Prior GM Cars and Gasoline-Powered Light Duty Trucks Under 8500-LB GVW     This bulletin has been revised to add the 2013-2014...
01-08-42-001I Exterior Lamp Condensation and Replacement Guidelines - (Jan 10 2012) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control      Subject: Exterior Lamp Condensation and Replacement Guidelines Models:  2013 and Prior GM Passenger Cars and Trucks     This bulletin is being revised to update the model years to 2013. Please discard...
01-08-51-003D Application of Anti-Corrosion Materials - (Sep 16 2013) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 3      p>*We believe these sources and their products to be reliable. There may be additionalmanufacturers of such material. General Motors does not endorse, indicate any preferencefor or assume any responsibility for the products...
01-08-51-003D Application of Anti-Corrosion Materials - (Sep 16 2013) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 2      p>The following products are available through your local *3M® distributor. Informationabout 3M® product retailers in your area may be obtained at 1-866-364-3577 or at www.mmm.com/automotive. Stock Number Type Description...
01-08-51-003D Application of Anti-Corrosion Materials - (Sep 16 2013) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control      Subject: Application of Anti-Corrosion Materials Models:  2014 and Prior GM Cars and Trucks     This bulletin has been revised to add the 2013-2014 model years and update the product/suppliertables. Please...
02-00-89-002L Information for Dealers Technicians on When and How to Submit a Field Product Report (FPR) (U S Dealers Only) - (Oct 24 2013) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 3      Include any photos, videos or soundfiles.For photo advice, please refer to the latest version of Corporate Bulletin Number07-00-89-036.Field Product Report – Form (U.S.) Field product reports should be e-mailed with following...
02-00-89-002L Information for Dealers Technicians on When and How to Submit a Field Product Report (FPR) (U S Dealers Only) - (Oct 24 2013) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 2      User profile information can be changed at any timeby going to the user profile screen available from the main menu).You are now ready to being using the app. Other tips and notes: You can take up to 6 photos and up to 30...
02-00-89-002L Information for Dealers Technicians on When and How to Submit a Field Product Report (FPR) (U S Dealers Only) - (Oct 24 2013) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control      Subject: Information for Dealers/Technicians on When and How to Submit a Field Product Report(FPR) (U.S. Dealers Only) Models:  2014 and Prior GM Cars and Trucks Attention:  Canadian dealers should refer to...
02-06-01-022N Information on Diesel Engine Ticking Noise - (Apr 2 2013)      Subject: Information on Diesel Engine Ticking Noise Models:  2001-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2003-2009 Chevrolet Kodiak C4500/C5500 Series 2006-2013 Chevrolet Express Vans 2001-2013 GMC Sierra 2003-2009...
02-07-30-029U Product Quality Center (PQC) Assembly Replacement Process - (Jul 16 2013) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 4      All Service Agents are required to retain the completed repair/replacement estimateportion of the PQC Authorization Request Form. Attach the worksheet to the repairorder. On the repair order, document the serial number of...
02-07-30-029U Product Quality Center (PQC) Assembly Replacement Process - (Jul 16 2013) Driveline Control 4WD Driveline Control - part 3      For GM this is an opportunity to have direct and thoroughfeedback from the technician to provide to Engineering and thus improve the reliabilityand durability of both OEM and Genuine GM Parts assemblies. PQC Authorization...