2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Tahoe
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(6)

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Size:
3.02 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban Owner's Manual
1
Copyright General Motors Corp. 2001
2
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual
3
How to Use this Manual
4
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Damage Warnings
5
Vehicle Symbols
5
Model Reference
7
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Seats and Seat Controls
9
Manual Front Seat
9
Manual Cushion Tilt (If Equipped)
10
Manual Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
10
Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)
11
Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
12
Memory Seat (If Equipped)
12
Heated Front Seats (If Equipped)
13
Reclining Seatbacks
13
Head Restraints
15
Rear Seats
15
60/40 Split Bench Seat
15
Folding the Seatbacks
16
Bucket Seats (Suburban/Yukon XL Second Row)
18
Reclining the Seatbacks
18
Folding the Seatbacks
18
50/50 Split Bench Seat (Third Row)
20
Folding the Seatbacks
20
Tilting the 50/50 Split Bench Seat
21
Removing the 50/50 Split Bench Seat
22
Replacing the 50/50 Split Bench Seat
23
Full Bench Seat (Third Row)
24
Folding the Seatback
24
Tilting the Full Bench Seat
25
Removing the Full Bench Seat
26
Replacing the Full Bench Seat
27
Entering or Exiting the Third Row Seats
28
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
29
Why Safety Belts Work
31
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
34
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
35
Adults
35
Driver Position
35
Lap-Shoulder Belt
35
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
42
Right Front Passenger Position
43
Air Bag Systems
43
How the Air Bag Systems Work
46
Where are the air bags?
46
When should an air bag inflate?
48
What makes an air bag inflate?
48
How does an air bag restrain?
49
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
49
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
51
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
51
Center Passenger Position
53
Lap Belt
53
Rear Seat Passengers
54
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
55
Lap-Shoulder Belt
55
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
58
Children
61
Infants and Young Children
61
Restraint Systems for Children
65
Where to Put the Restraint
68
Top Strap
69
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) (If Equipped)
73
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
75
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
75
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
78
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
80
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
80
Older Children
83
Safety Belt Extender
86
Checking Your Restraint Systems
86
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
86
Section 2 Features and Controls
87
Windows
88
Manual Windows
89
Power Windows (If Equipped)
89
Express-Down Window
89
Lock-Out Switch
89
Keys
90
Door Locks
92
Power Door Locks
93
Programmable Automatic Door Locks (If Equipped)
94
Lockout Prevention
96
Child Security Locks (If Equipped)
96
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
97
Operation
98
Remote Panic Alarm
98
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
98
Battery Replacement
98
Resynchronization
99
Liftgate
100
Liftgate Glass and Liftgate
100
Panel Doors
101
Theft
101
Key in the Ignition
101
Parking at Night
102
Parking Lots
102
Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
102
Testing the Alarm
103
Passlock
104
New Vehicle \Break-In\
104
Ignition Positions
105
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) (If Equipped)
106
Starting Your Engine
106
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
107
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
108
Automatic Transmission Operation
108
Tow/Haul Mode Selector Button
112
Parking Brake
112
Shifting Into PARK (P)
113
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
115
Torque Lock
115
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
116
Parking Over Things That Burn
116
Engine Exhaust
117
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
117
Level Control (If Equipped)
118
Self-Adjusting
118
Automatic Level Control
119
Autoride_ (If Equipped)
119
Locking Rear Axle (If Equipped)
119
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
120
Front Axle Locking Feature
120
Automatic Transfer Case (If Equipped)
120
Shifting into 4HI or AUTO 4WD
122
Shifting into 2HI
122
Shifting into 4LO
122
Shifting Out of 4LO
123
Shifting into NEUTRAL
123
Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
124
Horn
124
Tilt Wheel
124
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
125
Turn and Lane Change Signals
125
Turn Signal On Chime
126
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
126
Flash-To-Pass Feature
126
Windshield Wipers
126
Windshield Washer
127
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
127
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
128
Setting Cruise Control
129
Resuming a Set Speed
129
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
130
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
130
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
130
Using Cruise Control on Hills
130
Ending Cruise Control
130
Erasing Speed Memory
130
Exterior Lamps
131
Automatic Headlamp System
132
Lamps On Reminder
132
Daytime Running Lamps
133
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
134
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp Switch (If Equipped)
134
Interior Lamps
135
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
135
Exit Lighting
135
Illuminated Entry
135
Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
135
Dome Lamps
136
Battery Run-Down Protection
136
Mirrors
137
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
137
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display (If Equipped)
137
Temperature Display
138
Electrochromic Mirror Operation
138
Compass Operation
138
Compass Calibration
139
Compass Variance
139
Outside Manual Adjust Mirrors
140
Camper-Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
141
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
141
Convex Outside Mirror
142
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
142
Driver s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
142
Storage Compartments
142
Glove Box
142
Armrest Storage Compartment (If Equipped)
143
Center Console Storage Area (If Equipped)
143
Cupholders
144
Rear Storage Compartment
144
Cargo Security Shade (If Equipped)
144
Cargo Tie Downs
145
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
145
Luggage Carrier (If Equipped)
146
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
147
Front Ashtray
147
Sun Visors
147
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
148
Accessory Power Outlets
148
OnStar System (If Equipped)
149
OnStar Services
150
OnStar System Limitations
151
Sunroof (If Equipped)
152
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
153
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
153
Training a Garage Door Opener with a \Rolling Code\ Feature (If Equipped)
154
Canadian Programming
155
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
155
Erasing Channels
155
Resetting Defaults
155
Accessories
155
The Instrument Panel - Your Information System
156
Instrument Panel Cluster
158
Speedometer and Odometer
159
Trip Odometer
159
Engine Hour Meter Display
159
Tachometer
159
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
159
Safety Belt Reminder Light
160
Air Bag Readiness Light
160
Voltmeter
161
Brake System Warning Light
162
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
163
Low Traction Light (If Equipped)
164
Traction Off Light (If Equipped)
164
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
166
Transmission Temperature Gage (If Equipped)
166
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
168
If the Light Is Flashing
170
If the Light Is On Steady
170
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
171
Oil Pressure Gage
172
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
173
Tow/Haul Light
173
Fuel Gage
173
Message Center
174
Battery
174
Trans Fluid Hot
175
Trans Hot...Idle Engine
176
Low Coolant
177
Check Coolant Temp
177
Engine Overheated
177
Reduced Engine Power
177
Check Eng Oil Pressure
178
Check Eng Oil Level
178
Change Engine Oil
179
Security
179
Service 4WD (If Equipped)
179
Low Washer Fluid
179
Service Ride Control
180
Cargo Door Ajar
180
Low Fuel
180
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
181
Comfort Controls
182
Standard Comfort Controls
182
Fan Knob
182
Temperature Knob
182
Mode Knob
182
Heater and Air Conditioning Comfort Controls (If Equipped)
183
Fan Knob
183
Temperature Knob
183
Mode Knob
183
Mode Buttons
184
Fan Control
185
Temperature Knob
186
Mode Knob -- Manual Operation
186
Mode Buttons
187
Mode Knob -- Automatic Operation
187
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating Systems (If Equipped)
189
Rear Air Conditioning and Rear Heater (With Sunroof)
189
Rear Air Conditioning (Without Rear Heater) (If Equipped)
190
Rear Air Conditioning and Rear Heater (If Equipped)
191
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating Systems with Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped)
192
Air Conditioning
193
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
193
Heating
194
Defogging and Defrosting
194
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
194
Ventilation System
195
Ventilation Tips
196
Audio Systems
197
Setting the Clock for Systems with the Set Button
197
Setting the Clock for Systems with HR and MN Buttons
197
AM-FM Stereo
197
Playing the Radio
197
Finding a Station
197
Setting Preset Stations
198
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
198
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
198
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
199
Playing the Radio
199
Finding a Station
199
Setting Preset Stations
200
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
201
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
201
Playing a Compact Disc
201
Compact Disc Messages
203
Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
203
Remote Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
205
Primary Radio Controls
206
Remote Cassette Tape Player Controls
207
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
207
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
207
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
208
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
208
Understanding Radio Reception
209
AM
209
FM Stereo
209
Tips About Your Audio System
209
Care of Your Compact Discs
210
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
210
Cleaning Your Remote Cassette tape Player
210
Fixed Mast Antenna
211
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
212
Defensive Driving
213
Drunken Driving
214
Control of a Vehicle
217
Braking
217
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
218
Using Anti-Lock
220
Braking in Emergencies
220
Traction Assist System (TAS) (Option)
220
Steering
223
Power Steering
223
Speed-Sensitive Steering (If Equipped)
223
Steering Tips
223
Driving on Curves
223
Steering in Emergencies
224
Off-Road Recovery
225
Passing
226
Loss of Control
227
Skidding
227
Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle
229
Before You Go Off-Roading
232
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
232
Environmental Concerns
233
Traveling to Remote Areas
233
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
234
Scanning the Terrain
235
Driving on Off-Road Hills
236
Approaching a Hill
236
Driving Uphill
237
Driving Downhill
240
Driving Across an Incline
242
Stalling on an Incline
243
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
244
Driving in Water
245
After Off-Road Driving
246
Driving at Night
246
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
248
Hydroplaning
249
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
250
Driving Through Flowing Water
250
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
250
City Driving
251
Freeway Driving
252
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
253
Highway Hypnosis
254
Hill and Mountain Roads
254
Winter Driving
256
Driving on Snow or Ice
257
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
258
Recreational Vehicle Towing
260
Dinghy Towing
261
Dolly Towing (Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles)
263
Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
263
Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
263
Loading Your Vehicle
264
Trailer Recommendations
266
Towing a Trailer
266
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
267
Tow/Haul Mode
268
Weight of the Trailer
269
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
273
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
274
Hitches
274
Safety Chains
274
Trailer Brakes
275
Driving with a Trailer
275
Following Distance
276
Passing
276
Backing Up
276
Making Turns
277
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
277
Driving On Grades
277
Parking on Hills
278
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
279
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
280
Trailer Wiring Harness
280
Basic Trailer Wiring Package
280
Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Package (If Equipped)
281
Instrument Panel Jumper Wiring Harness
282
Four Wire Trailer Harness Adapter
283
Power Winches
283
Step-Bumper Pad
283
Section 5 Problems on the Road
284
Hazard Warning Flashers
285
Other Warning Devices
285
Jump Starting
286
Towing Your Vehicle
292
Engine Overheating
292
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (V8 Engines Only)
292
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
293
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
294
Cooling System
295
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
297
Engine Fan Noise
301
If a Tire Goes Flat
301
Changing a Flat Tire
302
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
303
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
308
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
314
Spare Tire
319
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
319
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
320
Using the Recovery Hooks
320
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
322
Service
323
Doing Your Own Service Work
323
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
324
Fuel (Gasoline)
324
Gasoline Octane
324
Gasoline Specifications
325
California Fuel
325
Additives
326
Fuel E-85 (85% Ethanol)
326
Fuels in Foreign Countries
328
Filling Your Tank
328
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
330
Checking Things Under the Hood
331
Hood Release
331
Engine Compartment Overview
333
Engine Oil
336
Checking Engine Oil
336
When to Add Engine Oil
337
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
339
Engine Oil Additives
340
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
340
How to Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message
341
What to Do with Used Oil
341
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
342
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
344
Automatic Transmission Fluid
345
When to Check and Change
345
How to Check
345
Checking the Fluid Level
346
How to Add Fluid
348
Rear Axle
348
When to Check Lubricant
348
How to Check Lubricant
349
What to Use
349
Four-Wheel Drive
349
Transfer Case
349
When to Check Lubricant
349
How to Check Lubricant
350
What to Use
350
Front Axle
350
When to Check Lubricant
350
How to Check Lubricant
351
What to Use
351
Engine Coolant
352
What to Use
353
Checking Coolant
354
Adding Coolant
354
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
355
Power Steering Fluid
356
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
357
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
357
What to Use
357
Windshield Washer Fluid
357
What to Use
357
Adding Washer Fluid
357
Brakes
358
Brake Fluid
358
Checking Brake Fluid
359
What to Add
360
Brake Wear
361
Brake Pedal Travel
361
Brake Adjustment
361
Replacing Brake System Parts
362
Battery
362
Vehicle Storage
363
Bulb Replacement
363
Halogen Bulbs
363
Headlamps
364
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
365
Taillamps
366
Roof Marker Lamps
367
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
369
Tires
370
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
371
When to Check
371
How to Check
371
Tire Inspection and Rotation
372
When It's Time for New Tires
373
Buying New Tires
373
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
375
Treadwear
375
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
375
Temperature -- A, B, C
376
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
376
Wheel Replacement
377
Used Replacement Wheels
378
Tire Chains
379
Appearance Care
380
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
381
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
381
Using Cleaner on Fabric
381
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
382
Cleaning Vinyl
382
Cleaning Leather
382
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
383
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
383
Care of Safety Belts
383
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
383
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
384
Weatherstrips
384
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
384
Washing Your Vehicle
384
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
385
Finish Care
385
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
386
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
386
Cleaning Tires
386
Sheet Metal Damage
387
Finish Damage
387
Underbody Maintenance
387
Chemical Paint Spotting
387
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
388
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
389
Engine Identification
389
Service Parts Identification Label
389
Electrical System
390
Add-On Electrical Equipment
390
Windshield Wipers
390
Power Windows and Other Power Options
390
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
390
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
391
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
393
Underhood Fuse Block
394
Replacement Bulbs
398
Capacities and Specifications
399
Wheels and Tires
399
Cooling System Capacity
400
Engine Oil with Filter Capacity
401
Fuel Tank Capacity
401
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
401
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
402
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
404
Introduction
405
Your Vehicle and the Environment
405
Maintenance Requirements
405
How This Section is Organized
406
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
407
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
407
Scheduled Maintenance
408
Footnotes
408
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
409
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
420
At Each Fuel Fill
420
Engine Oil Level Check
420
Engine Coolant Level Check
420
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
420
At Least Once a Month
420
Tire Inflation Check
420
Cassette Deck Service
420
At Least Twice a Year
421
Restraint System Check
421
Wiper Blade Check
421
Spare Tire Check
421
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
421
Weatherstrip Lubrication
422
Automatic Transmission Check
422
At Least Once a Year
422
Key Lock Cylinders Service
422
Body Lubrication Service
422
Starter Switch Check
423
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
423
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
424
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
424
Underbody Flushing Service
424
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
425
Steering and Suspension Inspection
425
Exhaust System Inspection
425
Fuel System Inspection
426
Engine Cooling System Inspection
426
Throttle System Inspection
426
Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive) Inspection
426
Brake System Inspection
426
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
427
Part E: Maintenance Record
430
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
432
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
433
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
435
Customer Assistance Offices
435
United States
435
Canada
436
All Overseas Locations
436
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
436
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
436
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
437
Canadian Roadside Assistance
439
Courtesy Transportation
439
Plan Ahead When Possible
439
Transportation Options
440
Shuttle Service
440
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
440
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
440
Additional Program Information
440
Warranty Information
441
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
441
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
442
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
442
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
443
Service Manuals
443
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
443
Service Bulletins
443
Owner's Information
443
Current and Past Model Order Forms
443

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  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Tahoe
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  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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