2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
3.04 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
7
Head Restraints
8
Front Seats
10
Manual Seats
10
Power Seats
11
Manual Lumbar
12
Power Lumbar
12
Heated Seats
13
Heated and Cooled Seats
14
Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
14
Reclining Seatbacks
16
Center Seat
19
Rear Seats
20
Heated Seats
20
60/40 Split Bench Seat (Second Row)
20
Bucket Seats (Second Row)
26
Third Row Seat
33
Safety Belts
38
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
38
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
43
Lap-Shoulder Belt
51
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
58
Lap Belt
58
Safety Belt Extender
59
Child Restraints
60
Older Children
60
Infants and Young Children
63
Child Restraint Systems
67
Where to Put the Restraint
69
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
71
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
79
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
83
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
83
Airbag System
87
Where Are the Airbags?
89
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
92
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
93
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
94
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
94
Passenger Sensing System
96
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
102
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
102
Restraint System Check
104
Checking the Restraint Systems
104
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
105
Features and Controls
107
Keys
109
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
110
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
111
Remote Vehicle Start
114
Doors and Locks
116
Door Locks
116
Power Door Locks
116
Delayed Locking
117
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
117
Rear Door Security Locks
117
Lockout Protection
118
Liftgate/Liftglass
119
Power Liftgate
121
Power Assist Steps
124
Windows
125
Power Windows
126
Sun Visors
127
Theft-Deterrent Systems
128
Content Theft-Deterrent
128
Electronic Immobilizer
130
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
130
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
132
New Vehicle Break-In
132
Ignition Positions
132
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
134
Starting the Engine
134
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
136
Engine Coolant Heater
136
Active Fuel Management™
137
Automatic Transmission Operation
138
Tow/Haul Mode
144
Four-Wheel Drive
146
Parking Brake
151
Shifting Into Park
153
Shifting Out of Park
155
Parking Over Things That Burn
155
Engine Exhaust
156
Running the Vehicle While Parked
157
Mirrors
158
Manual Rearview Mirror
158
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
158
Outside Manual Mirrors
158
Outside Towing Mirrors
159
Outside Power Mirrors
159
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
160
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
160
Park Tilt Mirrors
161
Outside Convex Mirror
161
Outside Heated Mirrors
161
Object Detection Systems
162
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
162
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
164
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
168
OnStar® System
174
Universal Home Remote System
177
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
178
Storage Areas
184
Glove Box
184
Cupholders
184
Center Console Storage
185
Luggage Carrier
185
Rear Storage Area
186
Rear Seat Armrest
186
Cargo Cover
186
Sunroof
187
Instrument Panel
189
Instrument Panel Overview
192
Hazard Warning Flashers
194
Horn
194
Tilt Wheel
194
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
195
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
195
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
196
Flash-to-Pass
196
Windshield Wipers
197
Rainsense™ II Wipers
197
Windshield Washer
198
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
199
Cruise Control
200
Exterior Lamps
202
Headlamps on Reminder
203
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
204
Automatic Headlamp System
204
Fog Lamps
205
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
206
Instrument Panel Brightness
206
Dome Lamps
206
Dome Lamp Override
207
Entry Lighting
207
Exit Lighting
207
Reading Lamps
207
Electric Power Management
207
Battery Run-Down Protection
208
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
208
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
209
Climate Controls
210
Climate Control System
210
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
212
Outlet Adjustment
218
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
219
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System and Electronic Climate Controls
220
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
222
Instrument Panel Cluster
223
Speedometer and Odometer
224
Trip Odometer
224
Tachometer
224
Safety Belt Reminders
224
Airbag Readiness Light
225
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
226
Charging System Light
227
Voltmeter Gage
227
Brake System Warning Light
228
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
229
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
230
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
230
Tire Pressure Light
231
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
231
Oil Pressure Gage
234
Oil Pressure Light
236
Security Light
236
Fog Lamp Light
237
Cruise Control Light
237
Highbeam On Light
237
Tow/Haul Mode Light
237
Fuel Gage
238
Low Fuel Warning Light
239
Driver Information Center (DIC)
239
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
240
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
246
DIC Compass
249
DIC Warnings and Messages
252
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
262
Audio System(s)
271
Setting the Clock
272
Radio(s)
274
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player)
293
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
297
XM Radio Messages
302
Navigation/Radio System
303
Bluetooth®
303
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
315
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
324
Theft-Deterrent Feature
326
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
326
Radio Reception
327
Rear Side Window Antenna
328
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
328
Driving Your Vehicle
329
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
330
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
330
Defensive Driving
330
Drunk Driving
331
Control of a Vehicle
331
Braking
332
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
333
Braking in Emergencies
334
StabiliTrak® System
334
Locking Rear Axle
337
Steering
337
Off-Road Recovery
339
Passing
339
Loss of Control
339
Off-Road Driving
341
Driving at Night
353
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
354
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
355
Highway Hypnosis
355
Hill and Mountain Roads
356
Winter Driving
357
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
359
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
360
Recovery Hooks
360
Loading the Vehicle
361
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
367
Towing
371
Towing Your Vehicle
371
Recreational Vehicle Towing
371
Level Control
377
Autoride®
378
Towing a Trailer
378
Trailer Recommendations
400
Service and Appearance Care
401
Service
403
Accessories and Modifications
403
California Proposition 65 Warning
404
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
404
Doing Your Own Service Work
404
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
405
Fuel
405
Gasoline Octane
405
Gasoline Specifications
406
California Fuel
406
Additives
406
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
407
Fuels in Foreign Countries
408
Filling the Tank
409
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
411
Checking Things Under the Hood
412
Hood Release
413
Engine Compartment Overview
414
Engine Oil
415
Engine Oil Life System
418
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
420
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
422
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
425
Cooling System
428
Engine Coolant
429
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
434
Engine Overheating
435
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
437
Engine Fan Noise
437
Power Steering Fluid
438
Windshield Washer Fluid
439
Brakes
440
Battery
443
Jump Starting
444
Rear Axle
449
Four-Wheel Drive
451
Front Axle
452
Headlamp Aiming
453
Bulb Replacement
456
Halogen Bulbs
456
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
457
License Plate Lamp
458
Replacement Bulbs
458
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
459
Tires
461
Tire Sidewall Labeling
462
Tire Terminology and Definitions
467
Inflation - Tire Pressure
470
Tire Pressure Monitor System
471
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
473
Tire Inspection and Rotation
476
When It Is Time for New Tires
477
Buying New Tires
478
Different Size Tires and Wheels
480
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
481
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
482
Wheel Replacement
482
Tire Chains
484
If a Tire Goes Flat
485
Changing a Flat Tire
486
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
487
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
492
Secondary Latch System
499
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
502
Spare Tire
506
Appearance Care
506
Interior Cleaning
506
Fabric/Carpet
508
Leather
508
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
509
Care of Safety Belts
509
Weatherstrips
509
Washing Your Vehicle
510
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
510
Finish Care
510
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
511
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
512
Tires
512
Sheet Metal Damage
513
Finish Damage
513
Underbody Maintenance
513
Chemical Paint Spotting
513
Vehicle Identification
514
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
514
Service Parts Identification Label
514
Electrical System
514
Add-On Electrical Equipment
514
Windshield Wiper Fuses
515
Power Windows and Other Power Options
515
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
515
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
516
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
518
Underhood Fuse Block
519
Capacities and Specifications
522
Maintenance Schedule
525
Maintenance Schedule
526
Introduction
526
Maintenance Requirements
526
Your Vehicle and the Environment
526
Using the Maintenance Schedule
527
Scheduled Maintenance
528
Additional Required Services
530
Maintenance Footnotes
532
Owner Checks and Services
534
At Each Fuel Fill
534
At Least Once a Month
534
At Least Once a Year
535
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
537
Maintenance Replacement Parts
539
Engine Drive Belt Routing
540
Maintenance Record
541
Customer Assistance Information
545
Customer Assistance and Information
546
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
546
Online Owner Center
549
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
550
Customer Assistance Offices
550
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
551
Roadside Assistance Program
551
Scheduling Service Appointments
554
Courtesy Transportation Program
554
Collision Damage Repair
555
Reporting Safety Defects
558
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
558
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
559
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
559
Service Publications Ordering Information
559
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
560
Event Data Recorders
561
OnStar®
562
Navigation System
562
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
562
Index
563

FAQ about the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Manual

What contains the 2009 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 2009 owner's manual:

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Tahoe, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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The Chevrolet Tahoe (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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