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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...
Using this Manual      To quickly locate information about the vehicle, use the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found.
Danger, 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....
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...
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....
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...