2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner's Manual

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Tahoe
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
6.39 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban 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
Heated Seats
15
60/40 Split Bench Seat (Second Row)
16
Bucket Seats (Second Row)
22
Third Row Seat
29
Safety Belts
34
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
34
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
39
Lap-Shoulder Belt
47
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
53
Lap Belt
53
Safety Belt Extender
54
Child Restraints
55
Older Children
55
Infants and Young Children
58
Child Restraint Systems
61
Where to Put the Restraint
64
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
65
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
74
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
76
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
76
Airbag System
80
Where Are the Airbags?
83
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
86
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
87
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
88
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
88
Passenger Sensing System
90
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
94
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
95
Restraint System Check
96
Checking the Restraint Systems
96
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
97
Features and Controls
99
Keys
101
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
102
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
103
Remote Vehicle Start
106
Doors and Locks
108
Door Locks
108
Power Door Locks
109
Delayed Locking
109
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
109
Rear Door Security Locks
110
Lockout Protection
110
Liftgate/Liftglass
111
Power Liftgate
113
Power Running Boards
116
Windows
117
Power Windows
118
Sun Visors
119
Theft-Deterrent Systems
120
Content Theft-Deterrent
120
122
Operation
122
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
124
New Vehicle Break-In
124
Ignition Positions
124
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
125
Starting the Engine
126
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
127
Engine Coolant Heater
128
Active Fuel Management™
129
Automatic Transmission Operation
129
Tow/Haul Mode
135
Four-Wheel Drive
136
Parking Brake
141
Shifting Into PARK (P)
142
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
144
Parking Over Things That Burn
144
Engine Exhaust
145
Running the Engine While Parked
146
Mirrors
147
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
147
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
150
Outside Manual Mirrors
152
Outside Trailer-Tow Mirrors
152
Outside Power Mirrors
153
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
154
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
155
Park Tilt Mirrors
155
Outside Convex Mirror
155
Outside Heated Mirrors
155
Object Detection Systems
156
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
156
OnStar® System
158
Universal Home Remote System
162
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
162
Storage Areas
169
Glove Box
169
Cupholder(s)
169
Center Console Storage
169
Luggage Carrier
170
Rear Storage Area
171
Rear Seat Armrest
171
Cargo Cover
171
Sunroof
172
Instrument Panel
175
Instrument Panel Overview
178
Hazard Warning Flashers
180
Other Warning Devices
180
Horn
180
Tilt Wheel
180
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
181
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
182
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
183
Flash-to-Pass
183
Windshield Wipers
183
Rainsense™ II Wipers
184
Windshield Washer
185
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
186
Cruise Control
186
Exterior Lamps
190
Headlamps on Reminder
191
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
191
Automatic Headlamp System
192
Fog Lamps
192
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp
193
Instrument Panel Brightness
193
Dome Lamps
194
Dome Lamp Override
194
Entry Lighting
194
Exit Lighting
194
Reading Lamps
194
Electric Power Management
195
Battery Run-Down Protection
195
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
196
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
197
Climate Controls
197
Climate Control System
197
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
200
Outlet Adjustment
207
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
207
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System and Electronic Climate Controls
209
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
211
Instrument Panel Cluster
212
Speedometer and Odometer
213
Trip Odometer
213
Tachometer
213
Safety Belt Reminders
213
Airbag Readiness Light
214
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
215
Charging System Light
217
Voltmeter Gage
218
Brake System Warning Light
219
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
220
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
220
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
221
Tire Pressure Light
221
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
222
Oil Pressure Gage
225
Oil Pressure Light
226
Security Light
226
Fog Lamp Light
227
Cruise Control Light
227
Highbeam On Light
227
Tow/Haul Mode Light
227
Fuel Gage
228
Low Fuel Warning Light
229
Driver Information Center (DIC)
229
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
230
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
236
DIC Warnings and Messages
239
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
247
Audio System(s)
256
Setting the Clock
257
Radio(s) (MP3)
259
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player)
276
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
280
XM Radio Messages
285
Navigation/Radio System
286
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
287
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
296
Theft-Deterrent Feature
298
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
298
Radio Reception
299
Rear Side Window Antenna
300
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
300
Driving Your Vehicle
301
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
302
Defensive Driving
302
Drunk Driving
302
Control of a Vehicle
303
Braking
304
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
305
Braking in Emergencies
306
Locking Rear Axle
306
StabiliTrak® System
306
Steering
309
Off-Road Recovery
311
Passing
311
Loss of Control
311
Off-Road Driving
313
Driving at Night
326
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
326
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
328
Highway Hypnosis
328
Hill and Mountain Roads
328
Winter Driving
330
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
333
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
334
Recovery Hooks
334
Loading Your Vehicle
335
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
341
Towing
345
Towing Your Vehicle
345
Recreational Vehicle Towing
345
Level Control
348
Autoride®
349
Towing a Trailer
349
Trailer Recommendations
363
Service and Appearance Care
365
Service
367
Accessories and Modifications
367
California Proposition 65 Warning
367
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
368
Doing Your Own Service Work
368
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
369
Fuel
369
Gasoline Octane
369
Gasoline Specifications
369
California Fuel
370
Additives
370
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
371
Fuels in Foreign Countries
372
Filling the Tank
373
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
375
Checking Things Under the Hood
376
Hood Release
376
Engine Compartment Overview
378
Engine Oil
379
Engine Oil Life System
382
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
383
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
386
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
388
Engine Coolant
392
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
395
Engine Overheating
395
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
397
Cooling System
398
Engine Fan Noise
403
Power Steering Fluid
403
Windshield Washer Fluid
404
Brakes
406
Battery
409
Jump Starting
410
Rear Axle
415
Four-Wheel Drive
416
Front Axle
417
Headlamp Aiming
419
Bulb Replacement
422
Halogen Bulbs
422
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
422
License Plate Lamp
424
Replacement Bulbs
424
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
425
Tires
427
Tire Sidewall Labeling
428
Tire Terminology and Definitions
431
Inflation - Tire Pressure
434
Tire Pressure Monitor System
435
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
437
Tire Inspection and Rotation
439
When It Is Time for New Tires
441
Buying New Tires
442
Different Size Tires and Wheels
444
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
444
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
446
Wheel Replacement
446
Tire Chains
448
If a Tire Goes Flat
449
Changing a Flat Tire
450
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
451
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
456
Secondary Latch System
462
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
466
Spare Tire
470
Appearance Care
470
Interior Cleaning
470
Fabric/Carpet
472
Leather
472
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
473
Care of Safety Belts
473
Weatherstrips
473
Washing Your Vehicle
474
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
474
Finish Care
474
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
475
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
476
Tires
477
Sheet Metal Damage
477
Finish Damage
477
Underbody Maintenance
477
Chemical Paint Spotting
478
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
478
Vehicle Identification
479
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
479
Service Parts Identification Label
480
Electrical System
480
Add-On Electrical Equipment
480
Windshield Wiper Fuses
481
Power Windows and Other Power Options
481
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
481
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
482
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
483
Underhood Fuse Block
484
Capacities and Specifications
488
Maintenance Schedule
491
Maintenance Schedule
492
Introduction
492
Maintenance Requirements
492
Your Vehicle and the Environment
492
Using the Maintenance Schedule
492
Scheduled Maintenance
494
Additional Required Services
496
Maintenance Footnotes
497
Owner Checks and Services
499
At Each Fuel Fill
499
At Least Once a Month
500
At Least Once a Year
500
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
503
Maintenance Replacement Parts
505
Engine Drive Belt Routing
506
Maintenance Record
507
Customer Assistance Information
511
Customer Assistance and Information
512
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
512
Online Owner Center
514
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
515
Customer Assistance Offices
515
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
516
Roadside Assistance Program
517
Scheduling Service Appointments
519
Courtesy Transportation
519
Collision Damage Repair
521
Reporting Safety Defects
524
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
524
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
524
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
524
Service Publications Ordering Information
525
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
526
Event Data Recorders
526
OnStar®
527
Navigation System
527
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
527
Index
529

FAQ about the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Manual

What contains the 2008 Tahoe manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Tahoe owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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The Chevrolet Tahoe (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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