2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Trailblazer
Rating:
(4)

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Size:
2.9 MB

Table of Contents

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2000
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Table of Contents
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1. Seats and Restraint Systems
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2. Features and Controls
4
3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
5
4. Your Driving and the Road
5
5. Problems on the Road
5
6. Service and Apperance Care
6
7. Maintenance Schedule
6
8. Customer Assistance Information
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
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About Driving Your Vehicle
9
How to Use this Manual
9
Safety Warnings and Symbols
9
Vehicle Damage Warnings
10
Vehicle Symbols
10
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Manual Front Seat
14
Power Seats (If Equipped)
14
Manual Lumbar Control
15
Four-Way Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
15
Memory Seat (If Equipped)
16
Heated Front Seats (Option)
17
Reclining Front Seatbacks
18
Head Restraints
19
Rear Seats
20
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
21
Why Safety Belts Work
23
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
26
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
27
Adults
27
Driver Position
27
Lap-Shoulder Belt
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Right Front Passenger Position
34
Air Bag Systems
34
How the Air Bag Systems Work
37
Where are the air bags?
37
When should an air bag inflate?
39
What makes an air bag inflate?
40
How does an air bag restrain?
40
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
41
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
43
Rear Seat Passengers
43
Rear Seat Passenger Positions
43
Lap-Shoulder Belt
44
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
46
Children
48
Infants and Young Children
48
Restraint Systems for Children
52
Where to Put the Restraint
55
Top Strap
56
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
57
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
59
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
60
Center Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
62
Older Children
66
Safety Belt Extender
69
Checking Your Restraint Systems
69
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
69
Section 2 Features and Controls
70
Windows
71
Power Windows
72
Express- Down Window
72
Lockout Switch
72
Keys
73
Door Locks
75
Power Door Locks
76
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
76
Programmable Locking Feature
76
Programmable Unlocking Feature
77
Rear Door Security Locks
78
Lockout Prevention
79
Leaving Your Vehicle
79
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
79
Operation
80
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
81
Battery Replacement
81
Liftgate/Liftglass
82
Liftgate Release
83
Emergency Release for Opening Liftgate
83
Theft
83
Key in the Ignition
84
Parking at Night
84
Parking Lots
84
Content Theft- Deterrent (If Equipped)
85
Testing the Alarm
86
Passlock
86
New Vehicle Break-In
87
Ignition Positions
88
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
89
Starting Your Engine
89
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
90
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
91
Automatic Transmission Operation
91
Shift Lock Release
94
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
95
Automatic Transfer Case (If Equipped)
95
Shifting to 4HI or A4WD
97
Shifting to 2HI
97
Shifting to 4LO
97
Shifting Out of 4LO
97
Shifting to NEUTRAL
98
Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
98
Parking Brake
99
Shifting Into PARK (P)
100
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
101
Torque Lock
101
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
102
Parking Over Things That Burn
102
Engine Exhaust
103
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
103
Locking Rear Axle
104
Horn
104
Tilt Wheel
105
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
105
Turn and Lane Change Signals
106
Turn Signal On Chime
106
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
107
Flash-to-Pass Feature
107
Windshield Wipers
108
Rainsense__ Wipers (If Equipped)
108
Windshield Washer
109
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
109
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
110
Setting Cruise Control
111
Resuming a Set Speed
111
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
112
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
112
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
112
Using Cruise Control on Hills
112
Ending Cruise Control
112
Erasing Speed Memory
112
Exterior Lamps
113
Automatic Headlamp System
113
Lamps On Reminder
114
Daytime Running Lamps
114
Fog Lamps
115
Interior Lamps
116
Brightness Control
116
Dome Lamp Override
116
Illuminated Entry
116
Exit Lighting
117
Reading Lamps
117
Dome Lamps
117
Battery Run-Down Protection
117
Mirrors
118
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass and OnStar (If Equipped)
118
Automatic Dimming Feature
118
Compass Operation
118
Compass Calibration
119
Compass Variance
119
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass, Temperature and OnStar
120
Automatic Dimming Feature
120
Temperature Display
120
Compass Operation
121
Compass Calibration
121
Compass Variance
121
Outside Mirrors
122
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
123
Convex Outside Mirror
123
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors
123
Electrochromic Rearview Outside Mirror with Curb View Assist (If Equipped)
124
Storage Compartments
125
Glove Box
125
Overhead Console
125
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
125
Travel Note Recorder (If Equipped)
125
Door Storage
126
Front Storage Area (If Equipped)
126
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
126
Cargo Security Shade (If Equipped)
127
Cargo Tie Downs
128
Rear Floor Stowage Lid
128
Luggage Carrier
129
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
130
Sun Visors
130
Visor Vanity Mirror
130
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped)
130
Accessory Power Outlets
131
OnStar System (If Equipped)
132
Safety and Security Services
133
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
134
OnStar System Limitations
135
Sunroof (Option)
135
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
136
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
136
Training a Garage Door Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
137
Canadian Programming
138
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
138
Erasing Channels
138
Resetting Defaults
138
Accessories
138
The Instrument Panel --Your Information System
139
Instrument Panel Cluster
141
Speedometer and Odometer
142
Trip Odometer
142
Tachometer
142
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
143
Safety Belt Reminder Light
143
Air Bag Readiness Light
144
Charging System Indicator Light
145
Voltmeter Gage
145
Brake System Warning Light
146
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
147
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
148
If the Light Is Flashing
150
If the Light Is On Steady
150
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
151
Oil Pressure Gage
152
Change Engine Oil Light
153
Security Light
153
Cruise Control Light (If Equipped)
154
Reduced Engine Power
154
Service Four-Wheel-Drive Warning Light (If Equipped)
155
Check Gages Light
155
Gate Ajar
156
Fuel Gage
156
Low Fuel Light
157
Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
158
DIC Operation and Displays
158
Trip Information Button
158
Odometer
159
Trip A and Trip B
159
Timer
159
Fuel Information Button
159
Fuel Range
160
Average Fuel Economy
160
Instant Fuel Economy
160
GM Oil Life System
160
Personalization Button
161
Alarm Warning Type
162
Automatic Locking
162
Automatic Unlocking
163
Seat Position Recall (If Equipped)
163
Perimeter Lighting
164
Remote Lock Feedback
164
Remote Unlock Feedback
165
Headlamps on at Exit
166
Tilt Mirror in Reverse (If Equipped)
166
Easy Exit Seat (If Equipped)
167
Display Units (ENG/MET)
167
Display Language
168
Select Button
168
DIC Warnings and Messages
169
ENGINE COOLANT HOT/IDLE ENGINE
169
ENGINE OVERHEATED/STOP ENGINE (If Equipped)
169
OIL PRESSURE LOW/STOP ENGINE
169
BATTERY NOT CHARGING
169
SERVICE AIR BAG
170
SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM
170
TURN SIGNAL ON
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REAR ACCESS OPEN
170
FUEL LEVEL LOW
170
CHANGE TRANS FLUID
170
CHECK OIL LEVEL
171
CHECK WASHER FLUID
171
TRANS HOT IDLE ENGINE
171
ICE POSSIBLE
171
DRIVER DOOR AJAR
171
PASSENGER DOOR AJAR
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LEFT REAR DOOR AJAR
172
RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR
172
Fan Knob
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Driver s Side Temperature Lever
175
Passenger s Side Temperature Lever
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Mode Knob
175
Driver s Side Temperature Knob
177
Passenger s Side Temperature Knob
177
Fan Switch
177
MODE Button
177
Display
177
Automatic Operation
178
Manual Operation
179
Air Conditioning
180
Heating
180
Defogging and Defrosting
180
Rear Window Defogger
181
Ventilation Tips
184
Comfort Control Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
184
Audio Systems
185
Setting the Clock
185
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control
185
Playing the Radio
185
Finding a Station
186
Setting Preset Stations
187
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
187
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
188
Using RDS Mode
189
Accessing RDS Stations
190
RDS Radio Announcements
191
Playing a Cassette Tape
192
Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
194
CD Adapter Kits
194
Radio/Cassette Tape Messages
195
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
196
Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
196
Setting Preset Stations
197
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
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Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
199
Using RDS
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Accessing RDS
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RDS Radio Announcements
201
Playing a Compact Disc
202
Radio/Compact Disc Messages
204
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
204
Playing the Radio
204
Finding a Station
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Setting Preset Stations
206
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
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Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
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Using RDS
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Accessing RDS Stations
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RDS Radio Announcements
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Cassette Tape Messages
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Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
213
Playing a Compact Disc
214
Compact Disc Messages
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AM-FM Stereo with 6-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
216
Playing the Radio
216
Finding a Station
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Setting Preset Stations
217
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
218
Adjusting the Speakers
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Using RDS
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Setting PTY Preset Stations
221
Radio Announcements
221
Playing a Compact Disc
222
Playing a Specific Loaded Compact Disc
223
Using Song List Mode
225
Compact Disc Messages
226
Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)
227
Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios
228
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
228
Understanding Radio Reception
229
AM
229
FM Stereo
229
Tips About Your Audio System
229
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
230
Care of Your Compact Discs
232
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
232
Fixed Mast Antenna
232
Chime Level Adjustment
232
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
233
Defensive Driving
234
Drunken Driving
235
Control of a Vehicle
238
Braking
238
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
239
Using Anti- Lock
241
Braking in Emergencies
241
Traction Assist System (TAS) (Two- Wheel Drive Only)
241
Steering
243
Power Steering
243
Steering Tips
243
Driving on Curves
243
Steering in Emergencies
244
Off-Road Recovery
245
Passing
246
Loss of Control
247
Skidding
247
Off-Road Driving with Your Four- Wheel- Drive Vehicle
248
Before You Go Off-Roading
249
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
249
Environmental Concerns
250
Traveling to Remote Areas
250
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
250
Scanning the Terrain
251
Driving on Off-Road Hills
252
Approaching a Hill
253
Driving Uphill
254
Driving Downhill
257
Driving Across an Incline
259
Stalling on an Incline
260
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
261
Driving in Water
261
After Off-Road Driving
262
Driving at Night
263
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
265
Hydroplaning
266
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
267
Driving Through Flowing Water
267
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
267
City Driving
268
Freeway Driving
269
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
270
Highway Hypnosis
271
Hill and Mountain Roads
271
Winter Driving
273
Driving on Snow or Ice
274
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
275
Recreational Vehicle Towing
277
Dinghy Towing
278
Dolly Towing
279
Loading Your Vehicle
280
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
282
Towing a Trailer
282
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
283
Weight of the Trailer
284
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
284
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
285
Hitches
285
Safety Chains
286
Trailer Brakes
286
Driving with a Trailer
287
Following Distance
288
Passing
288
Backing Up
288
Making Turns
288
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
289
Driving On Grades
289
Parking on Hills
290
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
291
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
291
Trailer Wiring Harness
292
Section 5 Problems on the Road
293
Hazard Warning Flashers
294
Other Warning Devices
294
Jump Starting
295
Towing Your Vehicle
300
Engine Overheating
301
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
301
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
302
Cooling System
303
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
304
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
307
Engine Fan Noise
309
If a Tire Goes Flat
310
Changing a Flat Tire
310
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
311
Secondary Latch System
314
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
317
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
322
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
324
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
325
Using the Recovery Hooks
325
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
327
Service
328
Doing Your Own Service Work
328
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
329
Fuel
329
Gasoline Octane
329
Gasoline Specifications
330
California Fuel
330
Additives
331
Fuels in Foreign Countries
331
Filling Your Tank
332
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
334
Checking Things Under the Hood
334
Hood Release
335
Engine Compartment Overview
336
Engine Oil
337
Checking Engine Oil
337
When to Add Engine Oil
338
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
339
Engine Oil Additives
340
When to Change Engine Oil
340
How to Reset the CHANGE ENG OIL Light
341
What to Do with Used Oil
341
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
342
Automatic Transmission Fluid
344
When to Check and Change
344
How to Check
344
Checking the Fluid Level
345
How to Add Fluid
346
Rear Axle
347
When to Check Lubricant
347
How to Check Lubricant
347
What to Use
347
Four-Wheel Drive
348
Transfer Case
348
When to Check Lubricant
348
How to Check Lubricant
348
What to Use
348
Front Axle
349
When to Check and Change Lubricant
349
How to Check Lubricant
349
What to Use
349
Engine Coolant
350
What to Use
351
Checking Coolant
352
Adding Coolant
352
Radiator Pressure Cap
353
Power Steering Fluid
354
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
354
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
354
What to Use
354
Windshield Washer Fluid
355
What to Use
355
Adding Washer Fluid
355
Brakes
356
Brake Fluid
356
Checking Brake Fluid
357
What to Add
357
Brake Wear
358
Brake Pedal Travel
359
Brake Adjustment
359
Replacing Brake System Parts
359
Battery
360
Vehicle Storage
360
Bulb Replacement
361
Taillamps and Rear Turn Signals
361
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
362
Backglass Wiper Blade Replacement
364
Tires
364
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
365
When to Check
365
How to Check
365
Tire Inspection and Rotation
366
When It s Time for New Tires
367
Buying New Tires
368
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
369
Treadwear
369
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
369
Temperature -- A, B, C
370
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
370
Wheel Replacement
370
Used Replacement Wheels
371
Tire Chains
372
Appearance Care
372
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
373
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
373
Using Cleaner on Fabric
373
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
374
Cleaning Vinyl
374
Cleaning Leather
374
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
375
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
375
Care of Safety Belts
375
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
375
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
376
Weatherstrips
376
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
376
Washing Your Vehicle
376
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
377
Finish Care
377
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
378
Cleaning Tires
378
Sheet Metal Damage
378
Finish Damage
379
Underbody Maintenance
379
Chemical Paint Spotting
379
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
380
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
381
Engine Identification
381
Service Parts Identification Label
381
Electrical System
382
Add-On Electrical Equipment
382
Headlamps
382
Windshield Wipers
382
Power Windows and Other Power Options
382
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
383
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
383
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
386
Replacement Bulbs
389
Capacities and Specifications
389
Engine Specifications
389
Wheel and Tires
389
Capacities
389
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
389
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
390
Introduction
391
Your Vehicle and the Environment
391
Maintenance Requirements
391
How This Section is Organized
392
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
393
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
393
Scheduled Maintenance
394
Footnotes
394
Scheduled Maintenance
395
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
395
Scheduled Maintenance
396
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
404
At Each Fuel Fill
404
Engine Oil Level Check
404
Engine Coolant Level Check
404
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
404
At Least Once a Month
404
Tire Inflation Check
404
Cassette Deck Service
404
At Least Twice a Year
405
Restraint System Check
405
Wiper Blade Check
405
Spare Tire Check
405
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
405
Weatherstrip Lubrication
406
Automatic Transmission Check
406
At Least Once a Year
406
Key Lock Cylinders Service
406
Body Lubrication Service
406
Starter Switch Check Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
407
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
408
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
408
Underbody Flushing Service
408
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
409
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
409
Exhaust System Inspection
409
Fuel System Inspection
409
Engine Cooling System Inspection
409
Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four- Wheel Drive) Inspection
410
Brake System Inspection
410
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
411
Part E: Maintenance Record
414
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
420
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
421
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
423
Customer Assistance Offices
423
United States
423
Canada
424
All Overseas Locations
424
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
424
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
424
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
425
Canadian Roadside Assistance
427
Courtesy Transportation
427
Plan Ahead When Possible
427
Transportation Options
428
Shuttle Service
428
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
428
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
428
Additional Program Information
428
Warranty Information
429
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
429
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
430
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
430

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