2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owner's Manual

2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Trailblazer
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.6 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Manual Lumbar
7
Power Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
8
Memory Seat
9
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
14
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation
15
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
35
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
55
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
Doors and Locks
83
Door Locks
83
Power Door Locks
84
Delayed Locking
84
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
85
Rear Door Security Locks
88
Lockout Protection
88
Liftgate/Liftglass
89
Windows
90
Power Windows
91
Sun Visors
92
Theft-Deterrent Systems
93
Content Theft-Deterrent
93
Passlock® (U.S. Only)
94
Electronic Immobilizer
95
Electronic Immobilizer Operation (Canada Only)
95
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
97
New Vehicle Break-In
97
Ignition Positions
98
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
99
Starting the Engine
99
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
100
Engine Coolant Heater
101
Active Fuel Management™
102
Automatic Transmission Operation
102
Four-Wheel Drive
106
Parking Brake
110
Shifting Into Park
111
Shifting Out of Park
113
Parking Over Things That Burn
113
Engine Exhaust
114
Running the Vehicle While Parked
115
Mirrors
116
Manual Rearview Mirror
116
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
116
Compass
118
Outside Manual Mirrors
119
Outside Power Mirrors
120
Outside Convex Mirror
120
Outside Heated Mirrors
120
OnStar® System
121
Universal Home Remote System
124
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
125
Storage Areas
129
Glove Box
129
Overhead Console
129
Center Console Storage
130
Luggage Carrier
130
Rear Floor Storage Cover
131
Convenience Net
132
Cargo Cover
132
Cargo Tie Downs
133
Sunroof
133
Instrument Panel
135
Instrument Panel Overview
138
Hazard Warning Flashers
140
Horn
140
Tilt Wheel
140
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
141
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
141
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
142
Flash-to-Pass
142
Windshield Wipers
143
Windshield Washer
143
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
144
Cruise Control
144
Headlamps
147
Headlamps on Reminder
148
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
148
Automatic Headlamp System
149
Fog Lamps
150
Instrument Panel Brightness
150
Dome Lamps
151
Dome Lamp Override
151
Entry Lighting
151
Exit Lighting
151
Reading Lamps
151
Electric Power Management
152
Battery Run-Down Protection
152
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
153
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
153
Climate Controls
154
Dual Climate Control System
154
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
156
Outlet Adjustment
160
Rear Climate Control System
161
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
162
Instrument Panel Cluster
163
Speedometer and Odometer
164
Trip Odometer
164
Tachometer
164
Safety Belt Reminders
165
Airbag Readiness Light
166
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
167
Charging System Light
168
Voltmeter Gage
169
Brake System Warning Light
170
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
171
StabiliTrak® Service Light
171
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
172
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
172
Tire Pressure Light
173
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
173
Oil Pressure Gage
176
Change Engine Oil Light
177
Security Light
178
Cruise Control Light
178
Reduced Engine Power Light
178
Highbeam On Light
179
Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light
179
Check Gages Warning Light
179
Gate Ajar Light
180
Fuel Gage
180
Low Fuel Warning Light
181
Check Gas Cap Light
181
Driver Information Center (DIC)
181
DIC Operation and Displays
182
DIC Warnings and Messages
185
DIC Vehicle Customization
190
Audio System(s)
196
Setting the Clock
197
Radio(s)
198
Using an MP3
214
XM Radio Messages
218
Navigation/Radio System
219
Bluetooth®
219
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
230
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
242
Theft-Deterrent Feature
243
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
243
Radio Reception
244
Fixed Mast Antenna
245
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
245
Chime Level Adjustment
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
249
Braking
250
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
251
Braking in Emergencies
252
StabiliTrak® System
252
Locking Rear Axle
256
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
256
Steering
256
Off-Road Recovery
258
Passing
258
Loss of Control
258
Competitive Driving
260
Off-Road Driving
260
Driving at Night
273
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
273
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
274
Highway Hypnosis
274
Hill and Mountain Roads
275
Winter Driving
276
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
278
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
278
Recovery Hooks
278
Loading the Vehicle
279
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
285
Towing
286
Towing Your Vehicle
286
Recreational Vehicle Towing
286
Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System
293
Towing a Trailer
294
Service and Appearance Care
307
Service
309
Accessories and Modifications
309
California Proposition 65 Warning
310
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
310
Doing Your Own Service Work
310
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
311
Fuel
311
Gasoline Octane
312
Gasoline Specifications
312
California Fuel
312
Additives
313
Fuels in Foreign Countries
313
Filling the Tank
314
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
316
Checking Things Under the Hood
316
Hood Release
317
Engine Compartment Overview
318
Engine Oil
324
Engine Oil Life System
328
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
330
Automatic Transmission Fluid
331
Cooling System
334
Engine Coolant
335
Radiator Pressure Cap
340
Engine Overheating
341
Engine Fan Noise
342
Power Steering Fluid
343
Windshield Washer Fluid
344
Brakes
345
Battery
348
Jump Starting
349
All-Wheel Drive
354
Rear Axle
355
Four-Wheel Drive
356
Front Axle
357
Headlamp Aiming
358
Bulb Replacement
358
Halogen Bulbs
358
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
359
License Plate Lamp
360
Replacement Bulbs
360
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
361
Tires
364
Winter Tires
365
Tire Sidewall Labeling
366
Tire Terminology and Definitions
368
Inflation - Tire Pressure
371
High-Speed Operation
372
Tire Pressure Monitor System
373
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
375
Tire Inspection and Rotation
379
When It Is Time for New Tires
380
Buying New Tires
381
Different Size Tires and Wheels
383
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
384
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
386
Wheel Replacement
386
Tire Chains
387
If a Tire Goes Flat
388
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
389
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
398
Changing a Flat Tire
399
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
400
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
403
Secondary Latch System
409
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
412
Spare Tire
415
Appearance Care
415
Interior Cleaning
415
Fabric/Carpet
417
Leather
417
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
418
Care of Safety Belts
418
Weatherstrips
418
Washing Your Vehicle
419
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
419
Finish Care
420
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
420
Aluminum Wheels
421
Tires
421
Sheet Metal Damage
422
Finish Damage
422
Underbody Maintenance
422
Chemical Paint Spotting
422
Vehicle Identification
423
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
423
Service Parts Identification Label
423
Electrical System
424
Add-On Electrical Equipment
424
Headlamps
424
Windshield Wiper Fuses
424
Power Windows and Other Power Options
424
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
425
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
425
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
428
Capacities and Specifications
431
Maintenance Schedule
433
Maintenance Schedule
434
Introduction
434
Maintenance Requirements
434
Your Vehicle and the Environment
434
Using the Maintenance Schedule
434
Scheduled Maintenance
436
Additional Required Services
438
Maintenance Footnotes
439
Owner Checks and Services
440
At Each Fuel Fill
441
At Least Once a Month
441
At Least Once a Year
442
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
444
Maintenance Replacement Parts
446
Engine Drive Belt Routing
447
Maintenance Record
448
Customer Assistance Information
451
Customer Assistance and Information
452
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
452
Online Owner Center
455
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
456
Customer Assistance Offices
456
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
457
Roadside Assistance Program
457
Scheduling Service Appointments
460
Courtesy Transportation
461
Collision Damage Repair
462
Reporting Safety Defects
465
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
465
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
466
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
466
Event Data Recorders
468
OnStar®
469
Navigation System
469
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
469
Index
471

FAQ about the 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer Manual

What contains the 2009 Trailblazer manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer Owners Manual?

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The Chevrolet Trailblazer (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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