2009 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.25 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet Impala BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Head Restraints
6
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seats
9
Manual Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Center Seat
14
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Lap-Shoulder Belt
31
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
36
Lap Belt
36
Safety Belt Extender
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
41
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
47
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
58
Airbag System
61
Where Are the Airbags?
63
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
66
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
75
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Restraint System Check
77
Checking the Restraint Systems
77
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
78
Features and Controls
79
Keys
81
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
82
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
83
Remote Vehicle Start
85
Doors and Locks
87
Door Locks
87
Power Door Locks
88
Delayed Locking
88
Automatic Door Lock
88
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
89
Rear Door Security Locks
89
Lockout Protection
90
Trunk
90
Windows
92
Power Windows
93
Sun Visors
94
Theft-Deterrent Systems
94
Content Theft-Deterrent
94
Electronic Immobilizer
95
Electronic 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
100
Active Fuel Management™ (5.3L V8 Engine)
101
Automatic Transmission Operation
102
Parking Brake
104
Shifting Into Park
105
Shifting Out of Park
107
Parking Over Things That Burn
108
Engine Exhaust
108
Running the Vehicle While Parked
109
Mirrors
110
Manual Rearview Mirror
110
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
110
Outside Power Mirrors
110
Outside Convex Mirror
111
Outside Heated Mirrors
111
OnStar® System
111
Universal Home Remote System
114
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
115
Storage Areas
121
Glove Box
121
Cupholders
121
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
121
Center Console Storage
121
Rear Storage Area
121
Rear Seat Armrest
121
Convenience Net
121
Sunroof
122
Instrument Panel
123
Instrument Panel Overview
126
Hazard Warning Flashers
128
Horn
128
Tilt Wheel
128
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
129
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
129
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
130
Flash-to-Pass
130
Windshield Wipers
130
Windshield Washer
131
Cruise Control
131
Exterior Lamps
134
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
136
Fog Lamps
136
Instrument Panel Brightness
137
Courtesy Lamps
137
Dome Lamp
137
Entry Lighting
137
Delayed Entry Lighting
138
Delayed Exit Lighting
138
Parade Dimming
138
Reading Lamps
139
Mirror Reading Lamps
139
Electric Power Management
139
Battery Run-Down Protection
140
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
140
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
141
Climate Controls
142
Climate Control System
142
Outlet Adjustment
145
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
145
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
146
Instrument Panel Cluster
147
Speedometer and Odometer
148
Tachometer
148
Safety Belt Reminders
149
Airbag Readiness Light
150
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
151
Charging System Light
152
Brake System Warning Light
152
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
153
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
154
Electronic Stability Control Indicator Light
155
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
156
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
156
Tire Pressure Light
157
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
158
Oil Pressure Light
161
Security Light
161
Fog Lamp Light
162
Cruise Control Light
162
Highbeam On Light
162
Fuel Gage
163
Driver Information Center (DIC)
164
DIC Operation and Displays
164
DIC Compass
169
DIC Warnings and Messages
171
DIC Vehicle Customization
179
Audio System(s)
185
Setting the Clock
186
Radio(s)
188
Using an MP3
199
XM Radio Messages
203
Bluetooth®
204
Theft-Deterrent Feature
215
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
216
Radio Reception
217
Backglass Antenna
218
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
218
Driving Your Vehicle
219
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
220
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
220
Defensive Driving
220
Drunk Driving
221
Control of a Vehicle
221
Braking
222
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
223
Braking in Emergencies
224
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
224
Traction Control System (TCS)
226
Steering
227
Off-Road Recovery
229
Passing
229
Loss of Control
229
Driving at Night
231
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
232
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
233
Highway Hypnosis
233
Hill and Mountain Roads
234
Winter Driving
235
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
237
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
238
Loading the Vehicle
238
Towing
244
Towing Your Vehicle
244
Recreational Vehicle Towing
244
Towing a Trailer
246
Service and Appearance Care
253
Service
255
Accessories and Modifications
255
California Proposition 65 Warning
256
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
256
Doing Your Own Service Work
256
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
257
Fuel
257
Gasoline Octane
257
Gasoline Specifications
258
California Fuel
258
Additives
258
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
260
Fuels in Foreign Countries
261
Filling the Tank
262
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
264
Checking Things Under the Hood
264
Hood Release
265
Engine Compartment Overview
266
Engine Oil
269
Engine Oil Life System
272
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
273
Automatic Transmission Fluid
276
Cooling System
278
Engine Coolant
280
Pressure Cap
283
Engine Overheating
283
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
286
Power Steering Fluid
286
Windshield Washer Fluid
287
Brakes
289
Battery
292
Jump Starting
292
Headlamp Aiming
297
Bulb Replacement
297
Halogen Bulbs
297
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
298
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
301
License Plate Lamp
303
Replacement Bulbs
303
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
303
Tires
305
Tire Sidewall Labeling
306
Tire Terminology and Definitions
309
Inflation - Tire Pressure
312
Tire Pressure Monitor System
314
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
315
Tire Inspection and Rotation
319
When It Is Time for New Tires
320
Buying New Tires
321
Different Size Tires and Wheels
323
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
323
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
325
Wheel Replacement
325
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
331
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
337
Compact Spare Tire
340
Appearance Care
341
Interior Cleaning
341
Fabric/Carpet
342
Leather
343
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
343
Care of Safety Belts
344
Weatherstrips
344
Washing Your Vehicle
344
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
345
Finish Care
345
Windshield and Wiper Blades
346
Aluminum Wheels
346
Tires
347
Sheet Metal Damage
347
Finish Damage
347
Underbody Maintenance
347
Chemical Paint Spotting
347
Vehicle Identification
348
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
348
Service Parts Identification Label
348
Electrical System
348
Add-On Electrical Equipment
348
Headlamp Wiring
349
Windshield Wiper Fuses
349
Power Windows and Other Power Options
349
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
349
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
349
Underhood Fuse Block
350
Capacities and Specifications
353
Maintenance Schedule
355
Maintenance Schedule
356
Introduction
356
Maintenance Requirements
356
Your Vehicle and the Environment
356
Using the Maintenance Schedule
357
Scheduled Maintenance
358
Additional Required Services
360
Maintenance Footnotes
361
Owner Checks and Services
362
At Each Fuel Fill
362
At Least Once a Month
363
At Least Once a Year
363
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
366
Maintenance Replacement Parts
367
Engine Drive Belt Routing
368
Maintenance Record
369
Customer Assistance Information
373
Customer Assistance and Information
374
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
374
Online Owner Center
377
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
378
Customer Assistance Offices
378
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
379
Roadside Assistance Program
380
Scheduling Service Appointments
382
Courtesy Transportation
383
Collision Damage Repair
384
Reporting Safety Defects
388
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
388
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
388
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
388
Service Publications Ordering Information
389
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
390
Event Data Recorders
390
OnStar®
391
Navigation System
391
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
391
Index
393

FAQ about the 2009 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2009 Impala manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Impala owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Impala
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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The Chevrolet Impala (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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