2009 Chevrolet Traverse Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.06 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet Traverse BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Head Restraints
6
Head Restraints
6
Front Seats
7
Manual Seats
7
Seat Height Adjuster
7
Power Seats
8
Manual Lumbar
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
9
Heated and Cooled Seats
9
Memory Seat and Mirrors
10
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
Third Row Seats
16
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Safety Belt Extender
31
Child Restraints
31
Older Children
31
Infants and Young Children
33
Child Restraint Systems
36
Where to Put the Restraint
37
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
39
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
45
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
47
Airbag System
50
Airbag System
50
Where Are the Airbags?
52
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
53
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
55
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
55
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
55
Passenger Sensing System
57
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
61
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
63
Checking the Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Keys
66
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
67
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
68
Remote Vehicle Start
70
Doors and Locks
72
Door Locks
72
Power Door Locks
72
Delayed Locking
72
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
73
Rear Door Security Locks
73
Lockout Protection
73
Liftgate
74
Power Liftgate
75
Windows
78
Windows
78
Power Windows
78
Sun Visors
80
Theft-Deterrent Systems
80
Theft-Deterrent Systems
80
Content Theft-Deterrent
80
Electronic Immobilizer
82
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
82
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
84
New Vehicle Break-In
84
Ignition Positions
85
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
86
Starting the Engine
86
Engine Coolant Heater
87
Automatic Transmission Operation
88
Tow/Haul Mode
90
Parking Brake
91
Shifting Into Park
92
Shifting Out of Park
93
Parking Over Things That Burn
93
Engine Exhaust
94
Running the Vehicle While Parked
94
Mirrors
95
Manual Rearview Mirror
95
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
95
Outside Power Mirrors
96
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
97
Blind Spot Mirrors
98
Park Tilt Mirrors
99
Outside Convex Mirror
99
Outside Heated Mirrors
99
Object Detection Systems
100
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
100
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
102
OnStar® System
107
OnStar® System
107
Universal Home Remote System
111
Universal Home Remote System
111
Universal Home Remote System Operation
111
Storage Areas
116
Glove Box
116
Cupholders
116
Instrument Panel Storage
116
Center Console Storage
116
Second Row Center Console
117
Floor Mats
118
Luggage Carrier
118
Convenience Net
119
Cargo Cover
119
Cargo Tie Downs
119
Cargo Management System
119
Sunroof
120
Sunroof
120
Instrument Panel
121
Instrument Panel Overview
124
Instrument Panel Overview
124
Hazard Warning Flashers
125
Horn
125
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
126
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
126
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
126
Headlamp High/Low?Beam Changer
127
Flash-to-Pass
127
Windshield Wipers
127
Windshield Washer
128
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
129
Cruise Control
129
Exterior Lamps
131
Delayed Headlamps
132
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
132
Fog Lamps
133
Instrument Panel Brightness
133
Courtesy Lamps
134
Dome Lamps
134
Dome Lamp Override
134
Entry Lighting
134
Delayed Entry Lighting
135
Delayed Exit Lighting
135
Parade Dimming
135
Reading Lamps
135
Electric Power Management
135
Battery Run-Down Protection
136
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
137
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current
138
Climate Controls
139
Climate Control System
139
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
142
Outlet Adjustment
147
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
148
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System and Electronic Climate Controls
149
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
150
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
150
Instrument Panel Cluster
151
Speedometer and Odometer
152
Tachometer
152
Safety Belt Reminders
152
Airbag Readiness Light
153
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
153
Charging System Light
154
Voltmeter Gage
155
Brake System Warning Light
156
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
157
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
157
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
158
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
158
Tire Pressure Light
159
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
159
Oil Pressure Light
162
Security Light
163
Cruise Control Light
163
Highbeam On Light
163
Tow/Haul Mode Light
163
Fuel Gage
163
Driver Information Center (DIC)
164
Driver Information Center (DIC)
164
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
165
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
171
DIC Compass
174
DIC Warnings and Messages
176
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
185
Audio System(s)
193
Audio System(s)
193
Setting the Clock
194
Radio(s)
195
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD)
212
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
216
XM Radio Messages
222
Navigation/Radio System
223
Bluetooth®
223
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
234
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
243
Theft-Deterrent Feature
245
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
245
Radio Reception
246
Multi-Band Antenna
247
Driving Your Vehicle
249
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
249
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
249
Defensive Driving
250
Drunk Driving
250
Control of a Vehicle
251
Braking
251
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
252
Braking in Emergencies
253
StabiliTrak® System
253
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
255
Steering
256
Off-Road Recovery
257
Passing
257
Loss of Control
258
Driving at Night
258
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
259
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
260
Highway Hypnosis
261
Hill and Mountain Roads
261
Winter Driving
262
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
264
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
264
Loading the Vehicle
264
Towing
269
Towing Your Vehicle
269
Recreational Vehicle Towing
269
Towing a Trailer
273
Service and Appearance Care
283
Service
285
Service
285
Accessories and Modifications
285
California Proposition 65 Warning
286
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
286
Doing Your Own Service Work
286
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
286
Fuel
287
Fuel
287
Gasoline Octane
287
Gasoline Specifications
287
California Fuel
287
Additives
287
Fuels in Foreign Countries
288
Filling the Tank
289
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
290
Checking Things Under the Hood
291
Checking Things Under the Hood
291
Hood Release
291
Engine Compartment Overview
292
Engine Oil
293
Engine Oil Life System
295
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
297
Automatic Transmission Fluid
298
Cooling System
299
Engine Coolant
299
Engine Overheating
304
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
305
Power Steering Fluid
306
Windshield Washer Fluid
306
Brakes
307
Battery
310
Jump Starting
311
Headlamp Aiming
315
Headlamp Aiming
315
Bulb Replacement
315
Bulb Replacement
315
Halogen Bulbs
315
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
315
Replacement Bulbs
316
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
317
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
317
Tires
318
Tires
318
Tire Sidewall Labeling
319
Tire Terminology and Definitions
321
Inflation - Tire Pressure
324
Tire Pressure Monitor System
325
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
327
Tire Inspection and Rotation
330
When It Is Time for New Tires
332
Buying New Tires
332
Different Size Tires and Wheels
334
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
334
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
336
Wheel Replacement
336
Tire Chains
337
If a Tire Goes Flat
338
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
339
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
346
Changing a Flat Tire
347
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
348
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
350
Secondary Latch System
354
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
356
Compact Spare Tire
359
Appearance Care
360
Interior Cleaning
360
Fabric/Carpet
361
Leather
362
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
362
Care of Safety Belts
362
Weatherstrips
363
Washing Your Vehicle
363
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
363
Finish Care
363
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
364
Aluminum or Chrome?Plated Wheels and Trim
365
Tires
365
Sheet Metal Damage
366
Finish Damage
366
Underbody Maintenance
366
Chemical Paint Spotting
366
Vehicle Identification
367
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
367
Service Parts Identification Label
367
Electrical System
367
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
367
Add-On Electrical Equipment
368
Windshield Wiper Fuses
368
Power Windows and Other Power Options
368
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
368
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
368
Underhood Fuse Block
370
Capacities and Specifications
374
Capacities and Specifications
374
Maintenance Schedule
375
Maintenance Schedule
375
Introduction
375
Maintenance Requirements
375
Your Vehicle and the Environment
375
Using the Maintenance Schedule
376
Scheduled Maintenance
377
Additional Required Services
380
Maintenance Footnotes
381
Owner Checks and Services
383
At Each Fuel Fill
383
At Least Once a Month
383
At Least Once a Year
384
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
386
Maintenance Replacement Parts
388
Engine Drive Belt Routing
389
Maintenance Record
390
Customer Assistance Information
393
Customer Assistance and Information
393
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
393
Online Owner Center
395
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
396
Customer Assistance Offices
397
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
398
Roadside Assistance Program
398
Scheduling Service Appointments
400
Courtesy Transportation
401
Collision Damage Repair
402
Reporting Safety Defects
406
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
406
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
406
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
406
Service Publications Ordering Information
407
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
408
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
408
Event Data Recorders
408
OnStar®
409
Navigation System
409
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
409
Index
411

FAQ about the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse Manual

What contains the 2009 Traverse manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Traverse, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Traverse owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Traverse year 2009 free?

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The Chevrolet Traverse (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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