2009 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2009 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.47 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet Equinox BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
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
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Airbag System
59
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
64
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
65
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
65
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
66
Passenger Sensing System
67
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Restraint System Check
74
Checking the Restraint Systems
74
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
75
Features and Controls
77
Keys
79
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
80
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
81
Remote Vehicle Start
83
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Power Door Locks
86
Delayed Locking
86
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
87
Rear Door Security Locks
87
Lockout Protection
88
Liftgate
88
Windows
90
Power Windows
91
Sun Visors
92
Theft-Deterrent Systems
92
Content Theft-Deterrent
93
Electronic Immobilizer
93
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
94
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
95
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
96
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
97
Starting the Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater
99
Automatic Transmission Operation (3.4L V6 with 5-Speed)
100
Automatic Transmission Operation (3.6L V6 with 6-Speed)
103
Parking Brake
107
Shifting Into Park
108
Shifting Out of Park
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
111
Running the Vehicle While Parked
112
Mirrors
113
Manual Rearview Mirror
113
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
113
Outside Power Mirrors
114
Outside Convex Mirrors
114
OnStar® System
115
Storage Areas
118
Glove Box
118
Cupholders
118
Center Console Storage
118
Luggage Carrier
119
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover
121
Rear Seat Armrest
123
Table
123
Convenience Net
124
Cargo Tie Downs
124
Sunroof
125
Instrument Panel
127
Instrument Panel Overview
130
Hazard Warning Flashers
132
Horn
132
Tilt Wheel
132
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
133
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
133
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
134
Flash-to-Pass
134
Windshield Wipers
134
Windshield Washer
135
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
136
Cruise Control
136
Headlamps
139
Headlamps on Reminder
139
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
140
Automatic Headlamp System
140
Fog Lamps
141
Instrument Panel Brightness
141
Dome Lamp
142
Entry Lighting
142
Map Lamps
142
Cargo Lamp
142
Electric Power Management
143
Battery Run-Down Protection
143
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
144
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
144
Climate Controls
145
Climate Control System
145
Outlet Adjustment
149
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
149
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
150
Instrument Panel Cluster
151
Speedometer and Odometer
152
Trip Odometer
152
Tachometer
152
Safety Belt Reminders
153
Airbag Readiness Light
154
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
155
Charging System Light
156
Brake System Warning Light
156
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
157
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
158
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
158
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
159
Tire Pressure Light
159
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
160
Oil Pressure Light (US-Canada)
162
Change Engine Oil Light
163
Security Light
163
Fog Lamp Light
163
Cruise Control Light
164
Reduced Engine Power Light
164
Highbeam On Light
164
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
165
All-Wheel Drive Disabled Light
165
Gate Ajar Light
166
Door Ajar Light
166
Service Vehicle Soon Light
166
Fuel Gage
166
Low Fuel Warning Light
167
Driver Information Center (DIC)
168
DIC Operation and Displays
168
DIC Compass
173
DIC Warnings and Messages
175
DIC Vehicle Personalization
183
Audio System(s)
190
Setting the Clock
191
Radio(s)
193
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player)
212
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
217
XM Radio Messages
222
Navigation/Radio System
223
Bluetooth®
223
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
234
Theft-Deterrent Feature
243
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
243
Radio Reception
244
Multi-Band Antenna
245
Driving Your Vehicle
247
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
248
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
248
Defensive Driving
248
Drunk Driving
249
Control of a Vehicle
250
Braking
250
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
251
Braking in Emergencies
251
StabiliTrak® System
252
Traction Control System (TCS)
253
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
255
Steering
256
Off-Road Recovery
258
Passing
258
Loss of Control
258
Driving at Night
260
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
260
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
261
Highway Hypnosis
262
Hill and Mountain Roads
262
Winter Driving
263
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
266
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
267
Loading the Vehicle
267
Towing
273
Towing Your Vehicle
273
Recreational Vehicle Towing
273
Towing a Trailer
280
Service and Appearance Care
289
Service
291
Accessories and Modifications
291
California Proposition 65 Warning
292
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
292
Doing Your Own Service Work
292
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
293
Fuel
293
Gasoline Octane
293
Gasoline Specifications
294
California Fuel
294
Additives
294
Fuels in Foreign Countries
295
Filling the Tank
296
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
298
Checking Things Under the Hood
298
Hood Release
299
Engine Compartment Overview
300
Engine Oil
303
Engine Oil Life System
306
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
307
Automatic Transmission Fluid
309
Cooling System
310
Engine Coolant
311
Engine Overheating
316
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
318
Power Steering Fluid
318
Windshield Washer Fluid
319
Brakes
320
Battery
323
Jump Starting
324
All-Wheel Drive
329
Headlamp Aiming
331
Bulb Replacement
332
Halogen Bulbs
332
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
332
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
335
License Plate Lamp
336
Replacement Bulbs
337
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
337
Tires
339
Tire Sidewall Labeling
340
Tire Terminology and Definitions
343
Inflation - Tire Pressure
346
High-Speed Operation
348
Tire Pressure Monitor System
349
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
350
Tire Inspection and Rotation
354
When It Is Time for New Tires
355
Buying New Tires
356
Different Size Tires and Wheels
358
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
359
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
360
Wheel Replacement
360
Tire Chains
362
If a Tire Goes Flat
363
Changing a Flat Tire
364
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
365
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
367
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
373
Compact Spare Tire
375
Appearance Care
376
Interior Cleaning
376
Fabric/Carpet
377
Leather
378
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
378
Care of Safety Belts
379
Weatherstrips
379
Washing Your Vehicle
379
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
380
Finish Care
380
Windshield and Wiper Blades
381
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
382
Tires
382
Sheet Metal Damage
383
Finish Damage
383
Underbody Maintenance
383
Chemical Paint Spotting
383
Vehicle Identification
384
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
384
Service Parts Identification Label
384
Electrical System
384
Add-On Electrical Equipment
384
Windshield Wiper Fuses
385
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
385
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
385
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
387
Capacities and Specifications
391
Maintenance Schedule
393
Maintenance Schedule
394
Introduction
394
Maintenance Requirements
394
Your Vehicle and the Environment
394
Using the Maintenance Schedule
394
Scheduled Maintenance
396
Additional Required Services
399
Maintenance Footnotes
400
Owner Checks and Services
402
At Each Fuel Fill
402
At Least Once a Month
403
At Least Once a Year
403
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
405
Maintenance Replacement Parts
407
Engine Drive Belt Routing
408
Maintenance Record
409
Customer Assistance Information
413
Customer Assistance and Information
414
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
414
Online Owner Center
417
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
418
Customer Assistance Offices
418
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
419
Roadside Assistance Program
419
Scheduling Service Appointments
423
Courtesy Transportation Program
423
Collision Damage Repair
425
Reporting Safety Defects
428
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
428
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
428
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
428
Service Publications Ordering Information
429
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
430
Event Data Recorders
430
OnStar®
431
Navigation System
431
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
431
Index
433

FAQ about the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2009 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 2009 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Equinox, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Equinox
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Equinox owner manual for the 2009 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Equinox year 2009 free?

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The Chevrolet Equinox (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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