2009 GMC Canyon Owner's Manual

2009 GMC Canyon owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
GMC
Model:
Canyon
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.46 MB

Table of Contents

2009 GMC Canyon 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
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
12
Seatback Latches
13
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
14
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
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
37
Lap Belt
37
Safety Belt Extender
38
Child Restraints
39
Older Children
39
Infants and Young Children
42
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
62
Airbag System
66
Where Are the Airbags?
69
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
71
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
72
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
72
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
73
Passenger Sensing System
74
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
79
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Restraint System Check
81
Checking the Restraint Systems
81
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
82
Features and Controls
83
Keys
85
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
86
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
86
Doors and Locks
88
Door Locks
88
Power Door Locks
89
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
89
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
90
Lockout Protection
90
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
91
Tailgate
91
Windows
93
Manual Windows
94
Power Windows
94
Sliding Rear Window
95
Sun Visors
95
Theft-Deterrent Systems
96
Content Theft-Deterrent
96
Passlock® (U.S. Only)
97
Electronic Immobilizer
98
Electronic Immobilizer Operation (Canada Only)
98
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
100
New Vehicle Break-In
100
Ignition Positions
100
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
101
Starting the Engine
102
Engine Coolant Heater
103
Automatic Transmission Operation
104
Manual Transmission Operation
107
Four-Wheel Drive
108
Parking Brake
113
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
114
Shifting Out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
116
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
116
Parking Over Things That Burn
117
Engine Exhaust
117
Running the Vehicle While Parked
118
Mirrors
119
Manual Rearview Mirror
119
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
119
Compass
120
Outside Manual Mirrors
121
Outside Power Mirrors
122
Outside Convex Mirror
122
OnStar® System
123
Storage Areas
126
Glove Box
126
Cupholders
126
Center Console Storage
126
Assist Handles
126
Rear Storage Area
127
Sunroof
128
Instrument Panel
129
Instrument Panel Overview
132
Hazard Warning Flashers
134
Horn
134
Tilt Wheel
134
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
135
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
136
Flash-to-Pass
136
Windshield Wipers
136
Windshield Washer
137
Cruise Control
138
Exterior Lamps
140
Headlamps on Reminder
141
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
141
Automatic Headlamp System
142
Fog Lamps
142
Exterior Cargo Lamps
143
Instrument Panel Brightness
143
Dome Lamp
143
Dome Lamp Override
144
Exit Lighting
144
Electric Power Management
144
Battery Run-Down Protection
145
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
145
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
146
Climate Controls
146
Climate Control System
146
Outlet Adjustment
148
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
148
Instrument Panel Cluster
149
Speedometer and Odometer
150
Trip Odometer
150
Tachometer
150
Safety Belt Reminders
151
Airbag Readiness Light
152
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
153
Charging System Light
154
Up-Shift Light
154
Brake System Warning Light
155
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
156
StabiliTrak®/Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
156
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
157
Tire Pressure Light
157
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
158
Oil Pressure Light
160
Security Light
161
Cruise Control Light
161
Highbeam On Light
161
Fuel Gage
162
Driver Information Center (DIC)
163
DIC Operation and Displays
163
DIC Warnings and Messages
166
Audio System(s)
170
Setting the Clock
171
Radio(s)
172
Using an MP3
182
XM Radio Messages
187
Theft-Deterrent Feature
188
Radio Reception
188
Fixed Mast Antenna
189
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
189
Chime Level Adjustment
189
Driving Your Vehicle
191
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
192
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
192
Defensive Driving
192
Drunk Driving
193
Control of a Vehicle
193
Braking
194
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
195
Braking in Emergencies
196
StabiliTrak® System
196
Traction Control System (TCS)
198
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
199
Steering
199
Off-Road Recovery
201
Passing
201
Loss of Control
201
Off-Road Driving
202
Driving at Night
215
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
216
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
217
Highway Hypnosis
217
Hill and Mountain Roads
218
Winter Driving
219
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
221
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
222
Recovery Hooks
222
Loading the Vehicle
223
Truck-Camper Loading Information
230
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
230
Towing
230
Towing Your Vehicle
230
Recreational Vehicle Towing
231
Towing a Trailer
237
Trailer Recommendations
247
Service and Appearance Care
249
Service
251
Accessories and Modifications
251
California Proposition 65 Warning
252
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
252
Doing Your Own Service Work
252
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
253
Fuel
253
Gasoline Octane
253
Gasoline Specifications
254
California Fuel
254
Additives
254
Fuels in Foreign Countries
255
Filling the Tank
256
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
258
Checking Things Under the Hood
258
Hood Release
259
Engine Compartment Overview
260
Engine Oil
263
Engine Oil Life System
266
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
268
Automatic Transmission Fluid
269
Manual Transmission Fluid
272
Hydraulic Clutch
273
Cooling System
274
Engine Coolant
276
Engine Overheating
280
Engine Fan Noise
281
Power Steering Fluid
282
Windshield Washer Fluid
283
Brakes
284
Battery
287
Jump Starting
288
Rear Axle
291
Four-Wheel Drive
292
Front Axle
293
Headlamp Aiming
295
Bulb Replacement
295
Halogen Bulbs
295
Headlamps
296
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
297
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
297
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
298
License Plate Lamp
299
Replacement Bulbs
299
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
300
Tires
302
Tire Sidewall Labeling
303
Tire Terminology and Definitions
306
Inflation - Tire Pressure
309
High-Speed Operation
310
Tire Pressure Monitor System
311
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
313
Tire Inspection and Rotation
316
When It Is Time for New Tires
317
Buying New Tires
318
Different Size Tires and Wheels
320
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
320
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
322
Wheel Replacement
322
Tire Chains
324
If a Tire Goes Flat
325
Changing a Flat Tire
326
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
327
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
331
Secondary Latch System
338
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
342
Spare Tire
346
Appearance Care
348
Interior Cleaning
348
Fabric/Carpet
349
Leather
350
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
350
Care of Safety Belts
350
Weatherstrips
351
Washing Your Vehicle
351
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
351
Finish Care
352
Windshield and Wiper Blades
352
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
353
Tires
354
Sheet Metal Damage
354
Finish Damage
354
Underbody Maintenance
354
Chemical Paint Spotting
355
Vehicle Identification
355
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
355
Service Parts Identification Label
356
Electrical System
356
Add-On Electrical Equipment
356
Windshield Wiper Fuses
357
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
357
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
357
Capacities and Specifications
363
Maintenance Schedule
365
Maintenance Schedule
366
Introduction
366
Maintenance Requirements
366
Your Vehicle and the Environment
366
Using the Maintenance Schedule
366
Scheduled Maintenance
368
Additional Required Services
370
Maintenance Footnotes
371
Owner Checks and Services
372
At Each Fuel Fill
372
At Least Once a Month
373
At Least Once a Year
373
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
375
Maintenance Replacement Parts
378
Engine Drive Belt Routing
379
Maintenance Record
380
Customer Assistance Information
383
Customer Assistance and Information
384
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
384
Online Owner Center
387
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
388
Customer Assistance Offices
388
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
389
Roadside Assistance Program
389
Scheduling Service Appointments
392
Courtesy Transportation
392
Collision Damage Repair
393
Reporting Safety Defects
396
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
396
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
397
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
397
Service Publications Ordering Information
397
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
398
Event Data Recorders
399
OnStar®
400
Navigation System
400
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
400
Index
401

FAQ about the 2009 GMC Canyon Manual

What contains the 2009 Canyon manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Canyon owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • 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

Where to download the 2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Canyon year 2009 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2009 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The GMC Canyon (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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