2009 Cadillac Sts Owner's Manual

2009 Cadillac Sts owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Sts
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.7 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Cadillac STS/STS-V BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Power Seats
6
Power Lumbar
6
Heated Seats
7
Heated and Ventilated Seats
7
Power Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
9
Rear Seats
10
Heated Seats
10
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
10
Safety Belts
11
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
11
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
16
Lap-Shoulder Belt
25
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Safety Belt Extender
31
Child Restraints
32
Older Children
32
Infants and Young Children
35
Child Restraint Systems
39
Where to Put the Restraint
41
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
51
Airbag System
55
Where Are the Airbags?
57
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
61
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
62
Passenger Sensing System
63
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Restraint System Check
70
Checking the Restraint Systems
70
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
71
Features and Controls
73
Keys
75
Keyless Access System
76
Keyless Access System Operation
77
Remote Vehicle Start
83
Doors and Locks
85
Door Locks
85
Power Door Locks
85
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
86
Rear Door Security Locks
86
Lockout Protection
87
Trunk
87
Windows
90
Power Windows
91
Sun Visors
93
Theft-Deterrent Systems
93
Theft-Deterrent System
93
Valet Lockout Switch
95
Immobilizer
96
Immobilizer Operation
96
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
97
New Vehicle Break-In
97
Ignition Positions
98
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
99
Starting the Engine
99
Engine Coolant Heater
101
Automatic Transmission Operation
102
Parking Brake
105
Shifting Into Park
106
Shifting Out of Park
107
Parking Over Things That Burn
107
Engine Exhaust
108
Running the Vehicle While Parked
109
Mirrors
110
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
110
Compass
110
Outside Power Mirrors
112
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
112
Park Tilt Mirrors
113
Outside Convex Mirror
113
Outside Heated Mirrors
113
Object Detection Systems
114
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
114
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
116
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
120
OnStar® System
122
Universal Home Remote System
125
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
126
Storage Areas
132
Glove Box
132
Cupholders
132
Center Console Storage
132
Convenience Net
132
Sunroof
132
Vehicle Personalization
133
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
149
Instrument Panel
155
Instrument Panel Overview
158
Hazard Warning Flashers
160
Horn
160
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
160
Heated Steering Wheel
161
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
161
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
162
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
163
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
163
Flash-to-Pass
167
Windshield Wipers
167
Rainsense™ II Wipers
168
Windshield Washer
169
Headlamp Washer
170
Cruise Control
170
Adaptive Cruise Control
174
Headlamps
186
Wiper Activated Headlamps
190
Headlamps on Reminder
190
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
190
Fog Lamps
192
Twilight Sentinel®
192
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
194
Instrument Panel Brightness
194
Entry Lighting
195
Parade Dimming
195
Reading Lamps
195
Battery Load Management
195
Electric Power Management
196
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
196
Head-Up Display (HUD)
197
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
200
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
201
Climate Controls
202
Dual Climate Control System
202
Outlet Adjustment
206
Rear Climate Control System
207
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
208
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
209
Instrument Panel Cluster
210
Speedometer and Odometer
211
Tachometer
211
Safety Belt Reminders
211
Airbag Readiness Light
212
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
213
Charging System Light
215
Brake System Warning Light
216
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
217
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
217
Lane Departure Warning Light
218
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
218
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
219
Tire Pressure Light
219
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
220
Oil Pressure Light
223
Security Light
223
Fog Lamp Light
224
Lights On Reminder
224
Cruise Control Light
224
Highbeam On Light
224
Fuel Gage
225
Driver Information Center (DIC)
226
DIC Operation and Displays
226
DIC Warnings and Messages
233
Other Messages
250
Audio System(s)
251
Setting the Clock
252
Radio(s)
252
Using an MP3
265
XM Radio Messages
268
Navigation/Radio System
270
Bluetooth®
270
Radio Personalization
280
Theft-Deterrent Feature
284
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
285
Radio Reception
287
Backglass Antenna
288
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
288
Driving Your Vehicle
289
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
290
Defensive Driving
290
Drunk Driving
290
Control of a Vehicle
291
Braking
291
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
292
Braking in Emergencies
293
StabiliTrak® System
294
Enhanced StabiliTrak®
294
Traction Control System (TCS)
298
Competitive Driving Mode
299
Magnetic Ride Control™
300
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
300
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
300
Steering
300
Off-Road Recovery
303
Passing
303
Loss of Control
303
Competitive Driving
305
Driving at Night
305
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
306
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
307
Highway Hypnosis
307
Hill and Mountain Roads
308
Winter Driving
309
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
311
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
312
Loading the Vehicle
312
Towing
317
Towing Your Vehicle
317
Recreational Vehicle Towing
317
Towing a Trailer (Vehicles Without Heavy Duty Cooling)
319
Towing a Trailer (Vehicles With Heavy Duty Cooling)
320
Service and Appearance Care
327
Service
329
Accessories and Modifications
329
California Proposition 65 Warning
330
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
330
Doing Your Own Service Work
330
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
331
Fuel
331
Gasoline Octane
331
Gasoline Specifications
332
California Fuel
332
Additives
333
Fuels in Foreign Countries
333
Filling the Tank
334
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
336
Checking Things Under the Hood
336
Hood Release
337
Engine Compartment Overview
338
Engine Oil
344
Engine Oil Life System
347
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
349
Automatic Transmission Fluid
351
Cooling System
352
Engine Coolant
353
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
360
Engine Overheating
360
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
362
Power Steering Fluid
363
Windshield Washer Fluid
364
Brakes
365
Battery
368
Jump Starting
368
All-Wheel Drive
373
Rear Axle
374
Front Axle
375
Headlamp Aiming
376
Bulb Replacement
377
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
377
Halogen Bulbs
377
Back-Up Lamps
378
Replacement Bulbs
378
Windshield Replacement
378
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
378
Tires
380
Winter Tires
381
Tire Sidewall Labeling
382
Tire Terminology and Definitions
385
Run-Flat Tires (STS-V)
388
Inflation - Tire Pressure
390
High-Speed Operation
391
Tire Pressure Monitor System
392
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
394
Tire Inspection and Rotation
397
When It Is Time for New Tires
399
Buying New Tires
400
Different Size Tires and Wheels
402
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
403
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
405
Wheel Replacement
405
Tire Chains
407
Lifting the Vehicle (STS-V)
408
If a Tire Goes Flat
410
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Without Selector Switch)
413
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Selector Switch)
422
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
430
Changing a Flat Tire
430
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
432
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
433
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
438
Compact Spare Tire
440
Appearance Care
441
Interior Cleaning
441
Fabric/Carpet
442
Leather
443
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
443
Wood Panels
443
Speaker Covers
444
Care of Safety Belts
444
Weatherstrips
444
Washing Your Vehicle
444
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
445
Finish Care
445
Windshield and Wiper Blades
446
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
446
Tires
447
Sheet Metal Damage
447
Finish Damage
447
Underbody Maintenance
447
Chemical Paint Spotting
448
Vehicle Identification
448
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
448
Service Parts Identification Label
448
Electrical System
449
Add-On Electrical Equipment
449
Headlamp Wiring
449
Windshield Wiper Fuses
449
Power Windows and Other Power Options
449
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
449
Underhood Fuse Block
450
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
454
Capacities and Specifications
460
Maintenance Schedule
463
Maintenance Schedule
464
Introduction
464
Maintenance Requirements
464
Your Vehicle and the Environment
464
Using the Maintenance Schedule
465
Scheduled Maintenance
466
Additional Required Services
468
Maintenance Footnotes
470
Owner Checks and Services
472
At Each Fuel Fill
472
At Least Once a Month
473
At Least Once a Year
473
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
475
Maintenance Replacement Parts
477
Engine Drive Belt Routing
478
Maintenance Record
480
Customer Assistance Information
483
Customer Assistance and Information
484
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
484
Online Owner Center
487
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
488
Customer Assistance Offices
488
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
489
Roadside Service
489
Scheduling Service Appointments
492
Courtesy Transportation
492
Collision Damage Repair
493
Reporting Safety Defects
496
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
496
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
497
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 2009 Cadillac Sts Manual

What contains the 2009 Sts manual?

The Cadillac Sts owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Cadillac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Cadillac Sts. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Cadillac Sts 2009 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Sts owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Sts, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2009 Cadillac Sts Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Cadillac Sts year 2009 free?

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The Cadillac Sts (2009) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2009 is available in English.

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