2006 GMC Canyon Owner's Manual

2006 GMC Canyon owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
GMC
Model:
Canyon
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.63 MB

Table of Contents

2006 GMC Canyon BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seats
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
14
Seatback Latches
15
Rear Seats
16
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
16
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
18
Safety Belts
19
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
19
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Driver Position
24
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
31
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Right Front Passenger Position
32
Center Front Passenger Position
33
Rear Seat Passengers
34
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
37
Safety Belt Pretensioners
39
Safety Belt Extender
40
Child Restraints
40
Older Children
40
Infants and Young Children
43
Child Restraint Systems
46
Where to Put the Restraint
50
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
64
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
65
Airbag System
69
Where Are the Airbags?
72
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
75
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
76
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
76
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
77
Passenger Sensing System
78
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Restraint System Check
85
Checking the Restraint Systems
85
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
86
Features and Controls
87
Keys
88
Remote Keyless Entry System
89
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
90
Doors and Locks
93
Door Locks
93
Power Door Locks
94
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
94
Lockout Protection
95
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
95
Tailgate
95
Windows
97
Manual Windows
97
Power Windows
98
Sliding Rear Window
99
Sun Visors
99
Theft-Deterrent Systems
99
Content Theft-Deterrent
99
Passlock®
101
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
101
New Vehicle Break-In
101
Ignition Positions
102
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
103
Starting the Engine
103
Engine Coolant Heater
105
Automatic Transmission Operation
106
Manual Transmission Operation
108
Four-Wheel Drive
110
Parking Brake
114
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
115
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
116
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
117
Parking Over Things That Burn
117
Engine Exhaust
118
Running the Engine While Parked
118
Mirrors
120
Manual Rearview Mirror
120
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
120
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
121
Outside Manual Mirrors
123
Outside Power Mirrors
123
Outside Convex Mirror
124
OnStar® System
124
Storage Areas
126
Glove Box
126
Cupholder(s)
126
Front Armrest Storage Area
126
Assist Handles
127
Rear Storage Area
127
Instrument Panel
129
Instrument Panel Overview
132
Hazard Warning Flashers
134
Other Warning Devices
134
Horn
134
Tilt Wheel
135
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
136
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
137
Flash-to-Pass
137
Windshield Wipers
138
Windshield Washer
138
Cruise Control
139
Exterior Lamps
142
Headlamps on Reminder
143
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
143
Automatic Headlamp System
143
Fog Lamps
144
Exterior Cargo Lamps
145
Interior Lamps
145
Instrument Panel Brightness
145
Dome Lamp
145
Dome Lamp Override
145
Exit Lighting
146
Battery Run-Down Protection
146
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
146
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
147
Climate Controls
147
Climate Control System
147
Outlet Adjustment
149
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
150
Instrument Panel Cluster
151
Speedometer and Odometer
152
Trip Odometer
152
Tachometer
152
Safety Belt Reminder Light
153
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
153
Airbag Readiness Light
154
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
155
Battery Warning Light
157
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
158
Brake System Warning Light
158
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
159
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
160
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
160
Oil Pressure Light
164
Security Light
165
Cruise Control Light
165
Highbeam On Light
165
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
166
Fuel Gage
166
Driver Information Center (DIC)
167
DIC Controls and Displays
167
DIC Warnings and Messages
170
Audio System(s)
174
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
175
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
176
AM-FM Radio
176
Radio with CD (MP3)
179
Radio with Six-Disc CD
194
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
205
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
205
Radio Reception
206
Care of Your CDs
206
Care of the CD Player
207
Fixed Mast Antenna
207
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
207
Chime Level Adjustment
207
Driving Your Vehicle
209
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
210
Defensive Driving
210
Drunken Driving
211
Control of a Vehicle
214
Braking
214
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
215
Braking in Emergencies
216
Traction Control System (TCS)
217
Steering
218
Off-Road Recovery
220
Passing
220
Loss of Control
222
Off-Road Driving
223
Driving at Night
236
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
237
City Driving
240
Freeway Driving
241
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
242
Highway Hypnosis
243
Hill and Mountain Roads
244
Winter Driving
246
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
250
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
250
Recovery Hooks
251
Loading Your Vehicle
252
Truck-Camper Loading Information
257
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
257
Towing
258
Towing Your Vehicle
258
Recreational Vehicle Towing
258
Towing a Trailer
264
Trailer Recommendations
276
Service and Appearance Care
277
Service
279
Accessories and Modifications
279
California Proposition 65 Warning
279
Doing Your Own Service Work
280
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
281
Fuel
281
Gasoline Octane
281
Gasoline Specifications
281
California Fuel
282
Additives
282
Fuels in Foreign Countries
283
Filling the Tank
284
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
286
Checking Things Under the Hood
286
Hood Release
287
Engine Compartment Overview
288
Engine Oil
289
Engine Oil Life System
292
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
294
Automatic Transmission Fluid
295
Manual Transmission Fluid
298
Hydraulic Clutch
300
Engine Coolant
301
Radiator Pressure Cap
304
Engine Overheating
304
Cooling System
306
Engine Fan Noise
311
Power Steering Fluid
311
Windshield Washer Fluid
312
Brakes
313
Battery
317
Jump Starting
318
Rear Axle
322
Four-Wheel Drive
322
Front Axle
323
Bulb Replacement
324
Halogen Bulbs
324
Headlamps
325
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
326
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
327
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
327
Replacement Bulbs
328
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
329
Tires
331
Tire Sidewall Labeling
332
Tire Terminology and Definitions
334
Inflation - Tire Pressure
337
Tire Inspection and Rotation
338
When It Is Time for New Tires
340
Buying New Tires
340
Different Size Tires and Wheels
342
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
342
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
344
Wheel Replacement
344
Tire Chains
346
If a Tire Goes Flat
347
Changing a Flat Tire
348
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
349
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
353
Secondary Latch System
360
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
364
Spare Tire
368
Appearance Care
369
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
369
Fabric/Carpet
371
Leather
371
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
372
Care of Safety Belts
372
Weatherstrips
372
Washing Your Vehicle
373
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
373
Finish Care
373
Windshield and Wiper Blades
374
Aluminum Wheels
374
Tires
375
Sheet Metal Damage
375
Finish Damage
375
Underbody Maintenance
375
Chemical Paint Spotting
376
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
376
Vehicle Identification
377
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
377
Service Parts Identification Label
377
Electrical System
377
Add-On Electrical Equipment
377
Windshield Wiper Fuses
378
Power Windows and Other Power Options
378
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
378
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
379
Capacities and Specifications
384
Maintenance Schedule
387
Maintenance Schedule
388
Introduction
388
Maintenance Requirements
388
Your Vehicle and the Environment
388
Using the Maintenance Schedule
388
Scheduled Maintenance
390
Additional Required Services
392
Maintenance Footnotes
393
Owner Checks and Services
394
At Each Fuel Fill
395
At Least Once a Month
395
At Least Once a Year
396
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
399
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
401
Maintenance Record
402
Customer Assistance and Information
405
Customer Assistance and Information
406
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
406
Online Owner Center
408
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
408
Customer Assistance Offices
408
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
410
Roadside Assistance Program
410
Courtesy Transportation
412
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
414
Collision Damage Repair
415
Reporting Safety Defects
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
419
Service Publications Ordering Information
419
Index
421

FAQ about the 2006 GMC Canyon Manual

What contains the 2006 Canyon manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your GMC Canyon, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2006 GMC Canyon Owners Manual?

The GMC Canyon owner manual for the 2006 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the GMC Canyon year 2006 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2006 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The GMC Canyon (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2006 is available in English.

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