2008 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2008 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.54 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Equinox BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
7
Power Seat
7
Manual Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
8
Manual Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Passenger Folding Seatback
12
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Lap-Shoulder Belt
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
34
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
46
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
63
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Restraint System Check
76
Checking the Restraint Systems
76
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
77
Features and Controls
79
Keys
81
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
82
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
83
Remote Vehicle Start
86
Doors and Locks
88
Door Locks
88
Power Door Locks
89
Delayed Locking
89
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
89
Rear Door Security Locks
90
Lockout Protection
90
Liftgate
91
Windows
93
Power Windows
94
Sun Visors
95
Theft-Deterrent Systems
95
Content Theft-Deterrent
95
96
Operation
96
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
98
New Vehicle Break-In
98
Ignition Positions
98
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
99
Starting the Engine
100
Engine Coolant Heater
101
Automatic Transmission Operation (3.4L V6 with 5-Speed)
102
Automatic Transmission Operation (3.6L V6 with 6-Speed)
105
Parking Brake
109
Shifting Into PARK (P)
110
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
112
Parking Over Things That Burn
112
Engine Exhaust
113
Running the Engine While Parked
114
Mirrors
115
Manual Rearview Mirror
115
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
115
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
115
Outside Power Mirrors
116
Outside Convex Mirrors
116
OnStar® System
117
Storage Areas
120
Glove Box
120
Cupholder(s)
120
Center Console Storage
120
Luggage Carrier
121
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover
123
Rear Seat Armrest
125
Table
126
Convenience Net
127
Cargo Tie Downs
127
Sunroof
127
Instrument Panel
129
Instrument Panel Overview
132
Hazard Warning Flashers
134
Other Warning Devices
134
Horn
134
Tilt Wheel
134
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
136
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
136
Flash-to-Pass
136
Windshield Wipers
137
Windshield Washer
138
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
138
Cruise Control
138
Headlamps
141
Headlamps on Reminder
141
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
142
Automatic Headlamp System
142
Fog Lamps
143
Instrument Panel Brightness
143
Dome Lamp
144
Entry Lighting
144
Map Lamps
144
Cargo Lamp
144
Electric Power Management
145
Battery Run-Down Protection
145
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
146
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
146
Climate Controls
147
Climate Control System
147
Outlet Adjustment
150
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
150
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
152
Instrument Panel Cluster
153
Speedometer and Odometer
154
Trip Odometer
154
Tachometer
154
Safety Belt Reminders
155
Airbag Readiness Light
155
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
156
Charging System Light
158
Brake System Warning Light
159
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
160
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
160
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
161
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
161
Tire Pressure Light
162
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
162
Oil Pressure Light
165
Change Engine Oil Light
166
Security Light
166
Fog Lamp Light
166
Cruise Control Light
166
Reduced Engine Power Light
167
Highbeam On Light
167
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
167
All-Wheel Drive Disabled Light
168
Gate Ajar Light
168
Door Ajar Light
168
Service Vehicle Soon Light
169
Fuel Gage
169
Low Fuel Warning Light
170
Driver Information Center (DIC)
170
DIC Operation and Displays
171
DIC Compass
174
DIC Warnings and Messages
177
DIC Vehicle Personalization
186
Audio System(s)
192
Setting the Time
193
Radio(s)
196
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player)
215
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
220
XM Radio Messages
225
Navigation/Radio System
226
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
227
Theft-Deterrent Feature
236
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
236
Radio Reception
238
Multi-Band Antenna
238
Driving Your Vehicle
239
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
240
Defensive Driving
240
Drunk Driving
240
Control of a Vehicle
241
Braking
242
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
243
Braking in Emergencies
244
Traction Control System (TCS)
244
StabiliTrak® System
245
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
246
Steering
247
Off-Road Recovery
250
Passing
250
Loss of Control
251
Driving at Night
252
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
252
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
254
Highway Hypnosis
254
Hill and Mountain Roads
254
Winter Driving
255
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
259
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
260
Loading Your Vehicle
260
Towing
266
Towing Your Vehicle
266
Recreational Vehicle Towing
266
Towing a Trailer
271
Service and Appearance Care
279
Service
281
Accessories and Modifications
281
California Proposition 65 Warning
281
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
282
Doing Your Own Service Work
282
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
283
Fuel
283
Gasoline Octane
283
Gasoline Specifications
284
California Fuel
284
Additives
285
Fuels in Foreign Countries
285
Filling the Tank
286
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
288
Checking Things Under the Hood
288
Hood Release
289
Engine Compartment Overview
290
Engine Oil
293
Engine Oil Life System
296
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
297
Automatic Transmission Fluid
299
Engine Coolant
300
Engine Overheating
302
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
304
Cooling System
304
Power Steering Fluid
309
Windshield Washer Fluid
310
Brakes
311
Battery
313
Jump Starting
314
All-Wheel Drive
320
Headlamp Aiming
322
Bulb Replacement
322
Halogen Bulbs
322
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
323
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
326
License Plate Lamp
327
Replacement Bulbs
328
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
328
Tires
330
Tire Sidewall Labeling
331
Tire Terminology and Definitions
334
Inflation - Tire Pressure
337
High-Speed Operation
339
Tire Pressure Monitor System
340
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
341
Tire Inspection and Rotation
345
When It Is Time for New Tires
346
Buying New Tires
347
Different Size Tires and Wheels
349
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
349
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
351
Wheel Replacement
351
Tire Chains
352
If a Tire Goes Flat
353
Changing a Flat Tire
354
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
355
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
357
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
364
Compact Spare Tire
366
Appearance Care
367
Interior Cleaning
367
Fabric/Carpet
368
Leather
370
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
371
Care of Safety Belts
371
Weatherstrips
371
Washing Your Vehicle
372
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
372
Finish Care
373
Windshield and Wiper Blades
373
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
374
Tires
375
Sheet Metal Damage
375
Finish Damage
375
Underbody Maintenance
375
Chemical Paint Spotting
375
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
376
Vehicle Identification
377
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
377
Service Parts Identification Label
377
Electrical System
378
Add-On Electrical Equipment
378
Windshield Wiper Fuses
378
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
378
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
379
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
381
Capacities and Specifications
385
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
398
Maintenance Replacement Parts
400
Engine Drive Belt Routing
401
Maintenance Record
402
Customer Assistance Information
405
Customer Assistance and Information
406
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
406
Online Owner Center
408
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
409
Customer Assistance Offices
409
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
410
Roadside Assistance Program
411
Scheduling Service Appointments
413
Courtesy Transportation
413
Collision Damage Repair
415
Reporting Safety Defects
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
419
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
419
Service Publications Ordering Information
419
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
420
Event Data Recorders
421
OnStar®
422
Navigation System
422
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
422
Index
423

FAQ about the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2008 Equinox manual?

The Chevrolet Equinox owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Equinox. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Equinox 2008 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Equinox year 2008 free?

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The Chevrolet Equinox (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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