2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual

2006 Chevrolet Avalanche owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Avalanche
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
3.37 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Chevrolet Avalanche BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Passenger Seat
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
Safety Belts
15
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
15
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Center Front Passenger Position
29
Rear Seat Passengers
30
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
33
Safety Belt Extender
35
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
42
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Airbag System
58
Where Are the Airbags?
61
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
64
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
65
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
65
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
66
Passenger Sensing System
67
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Restraint System Check
73
Checking the Restraint Systems
73
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
74
Features and Controls
75
Keys
77
Remote Keyless Entry System
78
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
79
Doors and Locks
82
Door Locks
82
Power Door Locks
83
Delayed Locking
83
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
84
Rear Door Security Locks
84
Lockout Protection
84
Midgate®
85
Tailgate
94
Windows
96
Power Windows
97
Sun Visors
98
Theft-Deterrent Systems
98
Content Theft-Deterrent
98
Passlock®
100
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
100
New Vehicle Break-In
100
Ignition Positions
101
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
101
Starting the Engine
102
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
103
Engine Coolant Heater
103
Automatic Transmission Operation
104
Tow/Haul Mode
107
Four-Wheel Drive
108
Parking Brake
112
Shifting Into Park (P)
113
Shifting Out of Park (P)
115
Parking Over Things That Burn
115
Engine Exhaust
116
Running the Engine While Parked
116
Mirrors
117
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
117
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
119
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
122
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
124
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
126
Outside Power Mirrors
127
Outside Convex Mirror
128
Outside Heated Mirrors
128
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror with Curb View Assist
129
OnStar® System
129
Universal Home Remote System
132
Universal Home Remote System Operation
133
Storage Areas
136
Glove Box
136
Cupholder(s)
136
Center Overhead Console
136
Front Armrest Storage Area
137
Center Console Storage Area
137
Luggage Carrier
137
Rear Storage Area
138
Cargo Cover Panels
138
All-Weather Cargo Area
151
Top-Box Storage
156
Tonneau Cover
157
Sunroof
163
Vehicle Personalization
164
Memory Seat
164
Instrument Panel
167
Instrument Panel Overview
170
Hazard Warning Flashers
172
Other Warning Devices
172
Horn
172
Tilt Wheel
173
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
173
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
174
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
175
Flash-to-Pass
175
Windshield Wipers
175
Windshield Washer
176
Cruise Control
176
Exterior Lamps
180
Headlamps on Reminder
181
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
181
Automatic Headlamp System
181
Fog Lamps
182
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp
183
Exterior Cargo Lamps
183
Instrument Panel Brightness
183
Dome Lamps
184
Dome Lamp Override
184
Entry/Exit Lighting
184
Reading Lamps
184
Battery Run-Down Protection
184
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
185
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
185
Climate Controls
186
Dual Climate Control System
186
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
188
Outlet Adjustment
193
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
194
Instrument Panel Cluster
195
Speedometer and Odometer
196
Trip Odometer
196
Tachometer
196
Safety Belt Reminder Light
196
Airbag Readiness Light
197
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
198
Charging System Light
200
Voltmeter Gage
200
Brake System Warning Light
201
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
202
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
203
Traction Off Light
203
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
204
Transmission Temperature Gage
204
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
206
Oil Pressure Gage
208
Security Light
209
Cruise Control Light
210
Highbeam On Light
210
Tow/Haul Mode Light
210
Cargo Lamp Light
210
Fuel Gage
211
Low Fuel Warning Light
211
Driver Information Center (DIC)
212
DIC Operation and Displays
213
DIC Warnings and Messages
216
DIC Vehicle Customization
226
Audio System(s)
232
Setting the Time
233
Radio with CD
234
Radio with Six-Disc CD
244
Navigation/Radio System
259
Rear Seat Entertainment System
259
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
270
Theft-Deterrent Feature
271
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
272
Radio Reception
273
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
273
Care of the CD and DVD Player
274
Fixed Mast Antenna
274
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
274
Chime Level Adjustment
274
Driving Your Vehicle
275
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
276
Defensive Driving
276
Drunken Driving
277
Control of a Vehicle
279
Braking
280
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
281
Braking in Emergencies
282
Locking Rear Axle
283
StabiliTrak® System
283
Steering
286
Off-Road Recovery
288
Passing
288
Loss of Control
290
Off-Road Driving
291
Driving at Night
304
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
305
City Driving
308
Freeway Driving
309
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
310
Highway Hypnosis
311
Hill and Mountain Roads
312
Winter Driving
314
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
318
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
318
Recovery Hooks
319
Loading Your Vehicle
320
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
326
Truck-Camper Loading Information
330
Towing
331
Towing Your Vehicle
331
Recreational Vehicle Towing
331
Level Control
336
Towing a Trailer
336
Trailer Recommendations
349
Service and Appearance Care
351
Service
353
Accessories and Modifications
353
California Proposition 65 Warning
353
Doing Your Own Service Work
354
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
354
Fuel
355
Gasoline Octane
355
Gasoline Specifications
355
California Fuel
356
Additives
356
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
357
Fuels in Foreign Countries
358
Filling the Tank
359
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
361
Checking Things Under the Hood
361
Hood Release
362
Engine Compartment Overview
364
Engine Oil
367
Engine Oil Life System
370
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
372
Automatic Transmission Fluid
375
Engine Coolant
378
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
380
Engine Overheating
380
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
382
Cooling System
382
Engine Fan Noise
387
Power Steering Fluid
388
Windshield Washer Fluid
389
Brakes
390
Battery
393
Jump Starting
394
Rear Axle
399
Four-Wheel Drive
400
Front Axle
401
Bulb Replacement
402
Halogen Bulbs
402
Headlamps
403
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
405
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps
406
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
408
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
409
Replacement Bulbs
410
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
411
Tires
412
Tire Sidewall Labeling
413
Tire Terminology and Definitions
416
Inflation - Tire Pressure
418
Tire Pressure Monitor System
420
Tire Inspection and Rotation
423
When It Is Time for New Tires
425
Buying New Tires
426
Different Size Tires and Wheels
427
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
428
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
429
Wheel Replacement
429
Tire Chains
431
If a Tire Goes Flat
432
Changing a Flat Tire
433
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
434
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
438
Secondary Latch System
445
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
449
Spare Tire
452
Appearance Care
453
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
453
Fabric/Carpet
454
Leather
455
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
455
Care of Safety Belts
456
Weatherstrips
456
Washing Your Vehicle
456
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
456
Finish Care
457
Windshield and Wiper Blades
457
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
458
Tires
459
Sheet Metal Damage
459
Finish Damage
459
Underbody Maintenance
459
Chemical Paint Spotting
459
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
460
Vehicle Identification
461
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
461
Service Parts Identification Label
461
Electrical System
461
Windshield Wiper Fuses
462
Power Windows and Other Power Options
462
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
462
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
462
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
464
Underhood Fuse Block
465
Capacities and Specifications
470
Maintenance Schedule
473
Maintenance Schedule
474
Introduction
474
Maintenance Requirements
474
Your Vehicle and the Environment
474
Using the Maintenance Schedule
474
Scheduled Maintenance
476
Additional Required Services
478
Maintenance Footnotes
479
Owner Checks and Services
481
At Each Fuel Fill
481
At Least Once a Month
482
At Least Once a Year
482
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
485
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
487
Engine Drive Belt Routing
488
Maintenance Record
489
Customer Assistance and Information
493
Customer Assistance and Information
494
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
494
Online Owner Center
495
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
496
Customer Assistance Offices
496
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
497
Roadside Assistance Program
498
Courtesy Transportation
499
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
501
Collision Damage Repair
502
Reporting Safety Defects
506
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
506
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
506
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
507
Service Publications Ordering Information
507
Index
509

FAQ about the 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Manual

What contains the 2006 Avalanche manual?

The Chevrolet Avalanche owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Avalanche. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Avalanche 2006 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Avalanche, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Avalanche

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