2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Avalanche
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
7.36 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Manual Lumbar
8
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
9
Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
10
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
14
Center Seat
15
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation
15
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Lap-Shoulder Belt
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
36
Lap Belt
36
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
44
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
56
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
57
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
63
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
66
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
66
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
67
Passenger Sensing System
68
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
73
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Restraint System Check
75
Checking the Restraint Systems
75
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
76
Features and Controls
77
Keys
79
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
80
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
80
Remote Vehicle Start
83
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Power Door Locks
86
Delayed Locking
86
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
87
Rear Door Security Locks
87
Lockout Protection
88
Midgate®
88
Tailgate
98
Power Running Boards
98
Windows
99
Power Windows
100
Sun Visors
101
Theft-Deterrent Systems
102
Content Theft-Deterrent
102
103
Operation
104
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
105
New Vehicle Break-In
105
Ignition Positions
106
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
107
Starting the Engine
107
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
109
Engine Coolant Heater
109
Active Fuel Management™
111
Automatic Transmission Operation
111
Tow/Haul Mode
115
Four-Wheel Drive
115
Parking Brake
121
Shifting Into PARK (P)
122
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
124
Parking Over Things That Burn
124
Engine Exhaust
125
Running the Engine While Parked
126
Mirrors
127
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
127
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
129
Outside Power Mirrors
131
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
133
Object Detection Systems
135
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
135
OnStar® System
137
Universal Home Remote System
140
Universal Home Remote System
140
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
141
Storage Areas
147
Glove Box
147
Cupholder(s)
147
Center Overhead Console
147
Front Armrest Storage Area
147
Center Console Storage
147
Luggage Carrier
148
Rear Storage Area
148
Cargo Cover Panels
149
All-Weather Cargo Area
162
Top-Box Storage
167
Tonneau Cover
167
Sunroof
174
Instrument Panel
177
Instrument Panel Overview
180
Hazard Warning Flashers
182
Other Warning Devices
182
Horn
182
Tilt Wheel
182
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
183
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
183
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
184
Flash-to-Pass
184
Windshield Wipers
185
Rainsense™ II Wipers
185
Windshield Washer
186
Cruise Control
187
Exterior Lamps
190
Headlamps on Reminder
191
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
191
Automatic Headlamp System
192
Fog Lamps
193
Exterior Cargo Lamps
193
Instrument Panel Brightness
193
Dome Lamps
194
Dome Lamp Override
194
Entry/Exit Lighting
194
Reading Lamps
194
Electric Power Management
194
Battery Run-Down Protection
195
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
195
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
196
Climate Controls
196
Climate Control System
196
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
199
Outlet Adjustment
205
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
206
Instrument Panel Cluster
207
Speedometer and Odometer
208
Trip Odometer
208
Tachometer
208
Safety Belt Reminders
208
Airbag Readiness Light
209
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
210
Charging System Light
212
Voltmeter Gage
212
Brake System Warning Light
213
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
214
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
214
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
215
Tire Pressure Light
215
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
216
Oil Pressure Gage
219
Oil Pressure Light
220
Security Light
220
Fog Lamp Light
221
Cruise Control Light
221
Highbeam On Light
221
Tow/Haul Mode Light
221
Fuel Gage
222
Low Fuel Warning Light
223
Driver Information Center (DIC)
223
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
224
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
229
DIC Warnings and Messages
231
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
239
Audio System(s)
247
Setting the Clock
248
Radio(s) (MP3)
250
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player)
266
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
271
XM Radio Messages
276
Navigation/Radio System
277
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
277
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
286
Theft-Deterrent Feature
288
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
288
Radio Reception
289
Fixed Mast Antenna
290
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
290
Driving Your Vehicle
291
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
292
Defensive Driving
292
Drunk Driving
292
Control of a Vehicle
293
Braking
293
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
294
Braking in Emergencies
295
Locking Rear Axle
295
StabiliTrak® System
296
Steering
298
Off-Road Recovery
300
Passing
300
Loss of Control
301
Off-Road Driving
302
Driving at Night
316
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
317
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
318
Highway Hypnosis
318
Hill and Mountain Roads
319
Winter Driving
320
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
323
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
324
Recovery Hooks
324
Loading Your Vehicle
325
Truck-Camper Loading Information
331
Towing
332
Towing Your Vehicle
332
Recreational Vehicle Towing
332
Level Control
337
Towing a Trailer
337
Trailer Recommendations
349
Service and Appearance Care
351
Service
353
Accessories and Modifications
353
California Proposition 65 Warning
354
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
354
Doing Your Own Service Work
354
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
355
Fuel
355
Gasoline Octane
356
Gasoline Specifications
356
California Fuel
356
Additives
357
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
358
Fuels in Foreign Countries
359
Filling the Tank
360
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
362
Checking Things Under the Hood
362
Hood Release
363
Engine Compartment Overview
364
Engine Oil
365
Engine Oil Life System
368
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
369
Automatic Transmission Fluid
372
Engine Coolant
374
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
377
Engine Overheating
377
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
379
Cooling System
380
Engine Fan Noise
384
Power Steering Fluid
385
Windshield Washer Fluid
385
Brakes
386
Battery
389
Jump Starting
390
Rear Axle
395
Four-Wheel Drive
396
Front Axle
397
Headlamp Aiming
398
Bulb Replacement
401
Halogen Bulbs
401
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
402
License Plate Lamp
403
Replacement Bulbs
403
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
404
Tires
405
Tire Sidewall Labeling
406
Tire Terminology and Definitions
409
Inflation - Tire Pressure
412
Tire Pressure Monitor System
413
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
415
Tire Inspection and Rotation
418
When It Is Time for New Tires
419
Buying New Tires
420
Different Size Tires and Wheels
422
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
422
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
424
Wheel Replacement
424
Tire Chains
426
If a Tire Goes Flat
427
Changing a Flat Tire
428
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
429
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
433
Secondary Latch System
439
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
442
Spare Tire
446
Appearance Care
446
Interior Cleaning
446
Fabric/Carpet
448
Leather
448
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
449
Care of Safety Belts
449
Weatherstrips
449
Washing Your Vehicle
450
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
450
Finish Care
450
Windshield and Wiper Blades
451
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
452
Tires
452
Sheet Metal Damage
453
Finish Damage
453
Underbody Maintenance
453
Chemical Paint Spotting
453
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
454
Vehicle Identification
455
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
455
Service Parts Identification Label
455
Electrical System
455
Add-On Electrical Equipment
455
Windshield Wiper Fuses
456
Power Windows and Other Power Options
456
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
456
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
457
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
458
Underhood Fuse Block
459
Capacities and Specifications
463
Maintenance Schedule
465
Maintenance Schedule
466
Introduction
466
Maintenance Requirements
466
Your Vehicle and the Environment
466
Using the Maintenance Schedule
466
Scheduled Maintenance
468
Additional Required Services
470
Maintenance Footnotes
471
Owner Checks and Services
473
At Each Fuel Fill
473
At Least Once a Month
474
At Least Once a Year
474
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
476
Maintenance Replacement Parts
478
Engine Drive Belt Routing
479
Maintenance Record
480
Customer Assistance Information
483
Customer Assistance and Information
484
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
484
Online Owner Center
486
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
487
Customer Assistance Offices
487
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
488
Roadside Assistance Program
489
Scheduling Service Appointments
491
Courtesy Transportation
491
Collision Damage Repair
493
Reporting Safety Defects
496
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
496
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
496
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
497
Service Publications Ordering Information
497
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
498
Event Data Recorders
499
OnStar®
500
Navigation System
500
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
500
Index
501

FAQ about the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Manual

What contains the 2008 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 2008 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Avalanche owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Avalanche year 2008 free?

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The Chevrolet Avalanche (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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