2009 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Avalanche
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
3.03 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
7
Head Restraints
8
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seats
10
Manual Lumbar
11
Power Lumbar
12
Heated Seats
13
Heated and Cooled Seats
13
Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
14
Reclining Seatbacks
16
Center Seat
19
Rear Seats
19
Rear Seat Operation
19
Safety Belts
21
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
26
Lap-Shoulder Belt
35
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
41
Lap Belt
41
Safety Belt Extender
43
Child Restraints
43
Older Children
43
Infants and Young Children
47
Child Restraint Systems
51
Where to Put the Restraint
54
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
55
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
64
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
65
Airbag System
68
Where Are the Airbags?
71
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
74
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
75
Passenger Sensing System
76
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
82
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Restraint System Check
84
Checking the Restraint Systems
84
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
85
Features and Controls
87
Keys
89
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
90
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
91
Remote Vehicle Start
93
Doors and Locks
96
Door Locks
96
Power Door Locks
96
Delayed Locking
97
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
97
Rear Door Security Locks
98
Lockout Protection
99
Midgate®
99
Tailgate
109
Power Assist Steps
110
Windows
111
Power Windows
112
Sun Visors
113
Theft-Deterrent Systems
114
Content Theft-Deterrent
114
Electronic Immobilizer
116
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
116
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
118
New Vehicle Break-In
118
Ignition Positions
118
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
120
Starting the Engine
120
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
121
Engine Coolant Heater
122
Active Fuel Management™
123
Automatic Transmission Operation
123
Tow/Haul Mode
127
Four-Wheel Drive
129
Parking Brake
134
Shifting Into Park
136
Shifting Out of Park
138
Parking Over Things That Burn
138
Engine Exhaust
139
Running the Vehicle While Parked
140
Mirrors
141
Manual Rearview Mirror
141
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
141
Outside Power Mirrors
142
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
142
Park Tilt Mirrors
143
Outside Convex Mirror
143
Outside Heated Mirrors
144
Object Detection Systems
144
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
144
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
147
OnStar® System
152
Universal Home Remote System
155
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
156
Storage Areas
162
Glove Box
162
Cupholders
162
Center Overhead Console
162
Front Armrest Storage Area
162
Center Console Storage
162
Luggage Carrier
163
Cargo Cover Panels
164
All-Weather Cargo Area
173
Top-Box Storage
178
Sunroof
179
Instrument Panel
181
Instrument Panel Overview
184
Hazard Warning Flashers
186
Horn
186
Tilt Wheel
186
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
187
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
187
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
188
Flash-to-Pass
188
Windshield Wipers
189
Rainsense™ II Wipers
189
Windshield Washer
190
Cruise Control
191
Exterior Lamps
194
Headlamps on Reminder
195
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
195
Automatic Headlamp System
196
Fog Lamps
196
Exterior Cargo Lamps
197
Instrument Panel Brightness
197
Dome Lamps
197
Dome Lamp Override
198
Entry/Exit Lighting
198
Reading Lamps
198
Electric Power Management
198
Battery Run-Down Protection
199
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
199
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
200
Climate Controls
200
Climate Control System
200
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
203
Outlet Adjustment
209
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
209
Instrument Panel Cluster
210
Speedometer and Odometer
211
Trip Odometer
211
Tachometer
211
Safety Belt Reminders
211
Airbag Readiness Light
212
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
213
Charging System Light
214
Voltmeter Gage
215
Brake System Warning Light
216
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
217
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
217
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
218
Tire Pressure Light
218
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
219
Oil Pressure Gage
221
Oil Pressure Light
222
Security Light
223
Fog Lamp Light
223
Cruise Control Light
223
Highbeam On Light
224
Tow/Haul Mode Light
224
Fuel Gage
224
Low Fuel Warning Light
225
Driver Information Center (DIC)
226
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
226
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
232
DIC Compass
235
DIC Warnings and Messages
238
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
247
Audio System(s)
256
Setting the Clock
257
Radio(s)
259
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player)
276
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
281
XM Radio Messages
286
Navigation/Radio System
288
Bluetooth®
288
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
299
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
308
Theft-Deterrent Feature
310
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
310
Radio Reception
311
Fixed Mast Antenna
312
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
312
Driving Your Vehicle
313
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
314
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
314
Defensive Driving
314
Drunk Driving
315
Control of a Vehicle
315
Braking
316
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
317
Braking in Emergencies
318
StabiliTrak® System
318
Locking Rear Axle
321
Steering
321
Off-Road Recovery
323
Passing
323
Loss of Control
323
Off-Road Driving
324
Driving at Night
338
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
339
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
340
Highway Hypnosis
340
Hill and Mountain Roads
340
Winter Driving
341
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
344
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
344
Recovery Hooks
345
Loading the Vehicle
346
Truck-Camper Loading Information
352
Towing
352
Towing Your Vehicle
352
Recreational Vehicle Towing
352
Level Control
358
Autoride®
359
Towing a Trailer
359
Trailer Recommendations
379
Service and Appearance Care
381
Service
383
Accessories and Modifications
383
California Proposition 65 Warning
384
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
384
Doing Your Own Service Work
384
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
385
Fuel
385
Gasoline Octane
386
Gasoline Specifications
386
California Fuel
386
Additives
387
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
388
Fuels in Foreign Countries
389
Filling the Tank
390
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
392
Checking Things Under the Hood
392
Hood Release
393
Engine Compartment Overview
394
Engine Oil
395
Engine Oil Life System
398
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
399
Automatic Transmission Fluid
401
Cooling System
404
Engine Coolant
405
Engine Overheating
410
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
413
Engine Fan Noise
413
Power Steering Fluid
414
Windshield Washer Fluid
415
Brakes
416
Battery
419
Jump Starting
420
Rear Axle
425
Four-Wheel Drive
426
Front Axle
427
Headlamp Aiming
428
Bulb Replacement
431
Halogen Bulbs
431
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
431
License Plate Lamp
433
Replacement Bulbs
433
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
434
Tires
435
Tire Sidewall Labeling
436
Tire Terminology and Definitions
440
Inflation - Tire Pressure
443
Tire Pressure Monitor System
444
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
446
Tire Inspection and Rotation
449
When It Is Time for New Tires
450
Buying New Tires
451
Different Size Tires and Wheels
453
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
454
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
456
Wheel Replacement
456
Tire Chains
458
If a Tire Goes Flat
459
Changing a Flat Tire
460
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
461
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
466
Secondary Latch System
472
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
475
Spare Tire
479
Appearance Care
480
Interior Cleaning
480
Fabric/Carpet
481
Leather
482
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
482
Care of Safety Belts
482
Weatherstrips
483
Washing Your Vehicle
483
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
483
Finish Care
484
Windshield and Wiper Blades
484
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
485
Tires
485
Sheet Metal Damage
486
Finish Damage
486
Underbody Maintenance
486
Chemical Paint Spotting
486
Vehicle Identification
487
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
487
Service Parts Identification Label
487
Electrical System
487
Add-On Electrical Equipment
487
Windshield Wiper Fuses
488
Power Windows and Other Power Options
488
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
488
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
489
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
491
Underhood Fuse Block
492
Capacities and Specifications
496
Maintenance Schedule
499
Maintenance Schedule
500
Introduction
500
Maintenance Requirements
500
Your Vehicle and the Environment
500
Using the Maintenance Schedule
501
Scheduled Maintenance
502
Additional Required Services
504
Maintenance Footnotes
506
Owner Checks and Services
508
At Each Fuel Fill
508
At Least Once a Month
508
At Least Once a Year
509
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
511
Maintenance Replacement Parts
513
Maintenance Replacement Parts
513
Engine Drive Belt Routing
514
Maintenance Record
515
Customer Assistance Information
519
Customer Assistance and Information
520
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
520
Online Owner Center
523
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
524
Customer Assistance Offices
524
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
525
Roadside Assistance Program
525
Scheduling Service Appointments
528
Courtesy Transportation
528
Collision Damage Repair
529
Reporting Safety Defects
532
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
532
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
533
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
533
Service Publications Ordering Information
533
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
534
Event Data Recorders
535
OnStar®
536
Navigation System
536
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
536
Index
537

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