2010 Cadillac Sts Owner's Manual

2010 Cadillac Sts owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Sts
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
4.1 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Cadillac STS BookTOC
1
Preface
3
Canadian Owners
3
Index
3
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
11
Trunk
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Heated Seats (Front)
14
Heated Seats (Rear)
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belt
15
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Bluetooth®
23
Navigation System
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Vehicle Personalization
25
Cruise Control
25
Power Outlets
26
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control System (TCS)
26
StabiliTrak®
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
27
Engine Oil Life System
27
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Service
28
OnStar®
29
Seats and Restraint System
31
Front Seats
32
Power Seats
32
Power Lumbar
33
Heated Seats
33
Heated and Ventilated Seats
34
Power Reclining Seatbacks
34
Head Restraints
36
Rear Seats
37
Heated Seats
37
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
37
Safety Belts
38
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
38
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
43
Lap-Shoulder Belt
52
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
57
Safety Belt Extender
58
Child Restraints
58
Older Children
58
Infants and Young Children
61
Child Restraint Systems
65
Where to Put the Restraint
68
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
69
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
75
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
78
Airbag System
82
Where Are the Airbags?
85
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
87
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
89
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
89
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
89
Passenger Sensing System
91
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
96
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
96
Restraint System Check
98
Checking the Restraint Systems
98
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
99
Features and Controls
101
Keys
103
Keyless Access System
104
Keyless Access System Operation
105
Remote Vehicle Start
110
Doors and Locks
112
Door Locks
112
Power Door Locks
113
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
114
Rear Door Security Locks
114
Lockout Protection
115
Trunk
115
Windows
118
Power Windows
119
Sun Visors
121
Theft-Deterrent Systems
122
Theft-Deterrent System
122
Valet Lockout Switch
124
Immobilizer
124
Immobilizer Operation
124
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
125
New Vehicle Break-In
125
Ignition Positions
126
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
126
Starting the Engine
127
Engine Coolant Heater
129
Automatic Transmission Operation
130
Parking Brake
133
Shifting Into Park
134
Shifting Out of Park
135
Parking Over Things That Burn
135
Engine Exhaust
136
Running the Vehicle While Parked
136
Mirrors
137
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
137
Compass
138
Outside Power Mirrors
139
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
139
Park Tilt Mirrors
140
Outside Convex Mirror
140
Outside Heated Mirrors
140
Object Detection Systems
141
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
141
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
144
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
147
Universal Home Remote System
149
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
149
Storage Areas
156
Glove Box
156
Cupholders
156
Center Console Storage
156
Convenience Net
156
Sunroof
157
Vehicle Personalization
158
Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel
175
Instrument Panel
181
Instrument Panel Overview
183
Hazard Warning Flashers
183
Horn
183
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
183
Heated Steering Wheel
184
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
184
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
184
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
185
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
186
Flash-to-Pass
189
Windshield Wipers
190
Windshield Washer
191
Headlamp Washer
191
Cruise Control
192
Adaptive Cruise Control
195
Headlamps
207
Wiper Activated Headlamps
211
Headlamps on Reminder
211
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
212
Fog Lamps
213
Twilight Sentinel®
214
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
215
Instrument Panel Brightness
215
Entry Lighting
216
Parade Dimming
216
Reading Lamps
216
Battery Load Management
216
Electric Power Management
217
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
217
Head-Up Display (HUD)
218
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
222
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
223
Climate Controls
224
Dual Climate Control System
224
Outlet Adjustment
228
Rear Climate Control System
229
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
230
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
231
Instrument Panel Cluster
232
Speedometer and Odometer
233
Tachometer
233
Safety Belt Reminders
233
Airbag Readiness Light
234
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
235
Charging System Light
237
Brake System Warning Light
238
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
239
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
240
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
240
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
241
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
241
Tire Pressure Light
242
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
242
Oil Pressure Light
246
Security Light
247
Fog Lamp Light
247
Lights On Reminder
247
Cruise Control Light
247
Highbeam On Light
248
Fuel Gage
248
Driver Information Center (DIC)
249
DIC Operation and Displays
250
DIC Warnings and Messages
256
Other Messages
273
Audio System(s)
274
Setting the Clock
275
Radio(s)
275
Using an MP3
288
XM Radio Messages
292
Navigation/Radio System
293
Bluetooth®
293
Phone (Navigation)
303
Radio Personalization
310
Theft-Deterrent Feature
314
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
314
Radio Reception
316
Backglass Antenna
317
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
317
Driving Your Vehicle
319
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
320
Defensive Driving
320
Drunk Driving
320
Control of a Vehicle
321
Braking
322
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
323
Braking in Emergencies
324
StabiliTrak® System
324
Enhanced StabiliTrak®
325
Traction Control System (TCS)
327
Magnetic Ride Control
329
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
329
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
329
Steering
329
Off-Road Recovery
332
Passing
332
Loss of Control
332
Driving at Night
334
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
334
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
336
Highway Hypnosis
336
Hill and Mountain Roads
337
Winter Driving
338
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
340
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
341
Loading the Vehicle
341
Towing
347
Towing Your Vehicle
347
Recreational Vehicle Towing
347
Towing a Trailer
349
Service and Appearance Care
357
Service
360
Accessories and Modifications
360
California Proposition 65 Warning
361
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
361
Doing Your Own Service Work
361
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
362
Fuel
362
Gasoline Octane
363
Gasoline Specifications
363
California Fuel
363
Additives
364
Fuels in Foreign Countries
364
Filling the Tank
365
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
367
Checking Things Under the Hood
368
Hood Release
368
Engine Compartment Overview
369
Engine Oil
374
Engine Oil Life System
377
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
379
Automatic Transmission Fluid
381
Cooling System
382
Engine Coolant
383
Engine Overheating
388
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
390
Power Steering Fluid
391
Windshield Washer Fluid
392
Brakes
393
Battery
396
Jump Starting
396
All-Wheel Drive
401
Rear Axle
402
Front Axle
403
Headlamp Aiming
404
Bulb Replacement
405
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
405
Halogen Bulbs
405
Back-Up Lamps
406
Replacement Bulbs
406
Windshield Replacement
406
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
407
Tires
408
Winter Tires
409
Tire Sidewall Labeling
410
Tire Terminology and Definitions
413
Inflation - Tire Pressure
416
High-Speed Operation
418
Tire Pressure Monitor System
418
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
420
Tire Inspection and Rotation
423
When It Is Time for New Tires
425
Buying New Tires
426
Different Size Tires and Wheels
428
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
429
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
430
Wheel Replacement
430
Tire Chains
432
If a Tire Goes Flat
432
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Without Selector Switch)
434
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Selector Switch)
443
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
452
Changing a Flat Tire
452
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
454
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
455
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
461
Compact Spare Tire
463
Appearance Care
464
Interior Cleaning
464
Fabric/Carpet
465
Leather
466
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
466
Wood Panels
467
Speaker Covers
467
Care of Safety Belts
467
Weatherstrips
467
Washing Your Vehicle
467
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
468
Finish Care
468
Windshield and Wiper Blades
469
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
470
Tires
471
Sheet Metal Damage
471
Finish Damage
471
Underbody Maintenance
471
Chemical Paint Spotting
471
Vehicle Identification
472
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
472
Service Parts Identification Label
472
Electrical System
472
Add-On Electrical Equipment
472
Headlamp Wiring
473
Windshield Wiper Fuses
473
Power Windows and Other Power Options
473
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
473
Underhood Fuse Block
474
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
478
Capacities and Specifications
486
Maintenance Schedule
489
Maintenance Schedule
490
Introduction
490
Scheduled Maintenance
491
Owner Checks and Services
495
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
497
Maintenance Replacement Parts
499
Engine Drive Belt Routing
500
Maintenance Record
501
Customer Assistance Information
505
Customer Assistance and Information
506
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
506
Online Owner Center
509
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
510
Customer Assistance Offices
510
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
511
Roadside Service
512
Scheduling Service Appointments
514
Courtesy Transportation Program
514
Collision Damage Repair
516
Reporting Safety Defects
518
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
518
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
519
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
519
Service Publications Ordering Information
520
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
521
Event Data Recorders
521
OnStar®
522
Navigation System
522
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
522
Radio Frequency Statement
522
Index
523
Index_A
523
Index_B
524
Index_C
524
Index_D
526
Index_E
527
Index_F\r
527
Index_G
528
Index_H
528
Index_I
529
Index_J
529
Index_K
529
Index_L
529
Index_M
530
Index_N
531
Index_O
531
Index_P
531
Index_R
532
Index_S
533
Index_T
534
Index_U
535
Index_V
536
Index_W
536
Index_X
536

FAQ about the 2010 Cadillac Sts Manual

What contains the 2010 Sts manual?

The Cadillac Sts owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Cadillac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Cadillac Sts. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Cadillac Sts 2010 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2010 Cadillac Sts Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Cadillac Sts year 2010 free?

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The Cadillac Sts (2010) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2010 is available in English.

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