2008 Chevrolet Express Owner's Manual

2008 Chevrolet Express owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Express
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.45 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Express BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seat
7
Reclining Seatbacks
7
Rear Seats
10
Rear Seat Operation
10
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
36
Child Restraint Systems
39
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
43
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
49
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Passenger Sensing System)
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Airbag Off Switch)
56
Airbag System
61
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
66
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
68
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
68
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Airbag Off Switch
70
Passenger Sensing System
73
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Restraint System Check
79
Checking the Restraint Systems
79
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
80
Features and Controls
81
Keys
82
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
83
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
84
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Power Door Locks
87
Cargo Door Relocking
87
Delayed Locking
87
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
87
Automatic Door Lock
88
Automatic Door Unlock
88
Rear Door Security Locks
88
Lockout Protection
89
Sliding Side Door
89
60/40 Swing-Out Side Door
90
Rear Doors
92
Windows
93
Manual Windows
94
Power Windows
94
Swing-Out Windows
96
Enhanced Technology Glass
97
Sun Visors
97
Theft-Deterrent Systems
97
98
Operation
98
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
100
New Vehicle Break-In
100
Ignition Positions
100
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
101
Starting the Engine
101
Fuel Regulator
103
Engine Coolant Heater
103
Automatic Transmission Operation
104
Tow/Haul Mode
107
Parking Brake
108
Shifting Into PARK (P)
109
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
110
Parking Over Things That Burn
111
Engine Exhaust
111
Running the Engine While Parked
112
Mirrors
113
Manual Rearview Mirror
113
Outside Manual Mirror
113
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
113
Outside Power Mirrors
114
Outside Convex Mirror
114
Outside Heated Mirrors
115
Storage Areas
115
Instrument Panel
117
Instrument Panel Overview
120
Hazard Warning Flashers
122
Other Warning Devices
122
Horn
122
Tilt Wheel
122
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
123
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
124
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
125
Flash-to-Pass
125
Windshield Wipers
125
Windshield Washer
126
Cruise Control
127
Exterior Lamps
130
Headlamps on Reminder
131
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
131
Automatic Headlamp System
132
Instrument Panel Brightness
132
Dome Lamps
133
Dome Lamp Override
133
Entry/Exit Lighting
133
Reading Lamps
133
Electric Power Management
133
Battery Run-Down Protection
134
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
134
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
135
Climate Controls
135
Climate Control System
135
Outlet Adjustment
138
Rear Heating System
138
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
139
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
141
Instrument Panel Cluster
142
Speedometer and Odometer
143
Trip Odometer
143
Safety Belt Reminders
144
Airbag Readiness Light
145
Airbag Off Light
146
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
147
Charging System Light
149
Voltmeter Gage
150
Brake System Warning Light
150
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
151
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
152
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
152
Tire Pressure Light
153
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
154
Oil Pressure Gage
157
Oil Pressure Light
158
Security Light
158
Cruise Control Light
158
Highbeam On Light
159
Tow/Haul Mode Light
159
Fuel Gage
159
Driver Information Center (DIC)
160
DIC Operation and Displays
161
DIC Compass
166
DIC Warnings and Messages
168
DIC Vehicle Customization
176
Audio System(s)
182
Setting the Clock
184
Radio(s)
186
Using an MP3
197
Theft-Deterrent Feature
202
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
203
Radio Reception
204
Fixed Mast Antenna
204
Driving Your Vehicle
205
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
206
Defensive Driving
206
Drunk Driving
206
Control of a Vehicle
207
Braking
207
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
208
Braking in Emergencies
209
Locking Rear Axle
209
StabiliTrak® System
209
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
211
Steering
211
Off-Road Recovery
214
Passing
214
Loss of Control
215
Driving at Night
216
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
217
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
218
Highway Hypnosis
218
Hill and Mountain Roads
219
Winter Driving
220
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
223
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
224
Loading Your Vehicle
224
Towing
229
Towing Your Vehicle
229
Recreational Vehicle Towing
230
Towing a Trailer
232
Service and Appearance Care
247
Service
249
Accessories and Modifications
249
California Proposition 65 Warning
250
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
250
Doing Your Own Service Work
250
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
251
Fuel
251
Gasoline Octane
252
Gasoline Specifications
252
California Fuel
252
Additives
253
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
254
Fuels in Foreign Countries
255
Filling the Tank
256
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
258
Checking Things Under the Hood
258
Hood Release
259
Engine Compartment Overview
260
Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
261
Engine Oil Life System
264
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
266
Automatic Transmission Fluid
267
Engine Coolant
270
Radiator Pressure Cap
273
Engine Overheating
273
Cooling System
275
Engine Fan Noise
280
Power Steering Fluid
281
Windshield Washer Fluid
282
Brakes
283
Battery
286
Jump Starting
287
All-Wheel Drive
292
Rear Axle
293
Front Axle
294
Noise Control System
294
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
294
Bulb Replacement
296
Halogen Bulbs
296
Headlamps
296
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
298
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
298
Taillamps
299
Replacement Bulbs
300
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
300
Tires
302
Tire Sidewall Labeling
302
Tire Terminology and Definitions
307
Inflation - Tire Pressure
310
Dual Tire Operation
311
Tire Pressure Monitor System
312
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
313
Tire Inspection and Rotation
317
When It Is Time for New Tires
319
Buying New Tires
320
Different Size Tires and Wheels
321
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
322
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
324
Wheel Replacement
324
Tire Chains
326
If a Tire Goes Flat
327
Changing a Flat Tire
328
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
329
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
332
Secondary Latch System
339
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
343
Spare Tire
345
Appearance Care
345
Interior Cleaning
345
Fabric/Carpet
347
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
347
Care of Safety Belts
348
Weatherstrips
348
Washing Your Vehicle
348
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
349
Finish Care
349
Windshield and Wiper Blades
350
Aluminum Wheels
350
Tires
351
Sheet Metal Damage
351
Finish Damage
352
Underbody Maintenance
352
Chemical Paint Spotting
352
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
353
Vehicle Identification
354
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
354
Service Parts Identification Label
354
Electrical System
355
Add-On Electrical Equipment
355
Headlamp Wiring
355
Windshield Wiper Fuses
355
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
355
Floor Console Fuse Block
356
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
358
Capacities and Specifications
362
Maintenance Schedule
365
Maintenance Schedule
366
Introduction
366
Maintenance Requirements
366
Your Vehicle and the Environment
366
Using the Maintenance Schedule
367
Scheduled Maintenance
368
Additional Required Services (Gasoline Engine)
370
Maintenance Footnotes (Gasoline Engine)
372
Owner Checks and Services
373
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
374
At Each Fuel Fill
374
At Least Once a Month
374
At Least Once a Year
375
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
377
Maintenance Replacement Parts
379
Engine Drive Belt Routing
380
Maintenance Record
381
Customer Assistance Information
385
Customer Assistance and Information
386
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
386
Online Owner Center
388
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
389
Customer Assistance Offices
389
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
390
Roadside Assistance Program
390
Scheduling Service Appointments
393
Courtesy Transportation
393
Collision Damage Repair
395
Reporting Safety Defects
398
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
398
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
398
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
398
Service Publications Ordering Information
399
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
400
Event Data Recorders
401
OnStar®
402
Navigation System
402
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
402
Index
403

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