2010 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual

2010 Chevrolet Avalanche owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Avalanche
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
6.48 MB

Table of Contents

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Midgate®
12
Tailgate
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Second Row Seats
16
Heated and Ventilated Seats
17
Head Restraint Adjustment
17
Safety Belts
17
Passenger Sensing System
18
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
19
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
19
Interior Lighting
20
Exterior Lighting
20
Windshield Wiper/Washer
21
Climate Controls
22
Transmission
23
Four-Wheel Drive
24
Vehicle Features
25
Radio(s)
25
Satellite Radio
26
Portable Audio Devices
27
Bluetooth®
27
Steering Wheel Controls
27
Cruise Control
28
Navigation System
28
Driver Information Center (DIC)
29
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
30
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
30
Power Outlets
30
Universal Remote System
30
Performance and Maintenance
31
StabiliTrak® System
31
Tire Pressure Monitor
31
Engine Oil Life System
31
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
32
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
32
Roadside Assistance Program
33
OnStar®
33
Keys, Doors, and Windows
35
Keys and Locks
36
Keys
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
37
Remote Vehicle Start
39
Door Locks
41
Power Door Locks
42
Delayed Locking
42
Automatic Door Locks
42
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks
42
Doors
43
Midgate®
43
Tailgate
50
Power Assist Steps
50
Vehicle Security
51
Anti-theft Alarm System
51
Immobilizer
52
Immobilizer Operation
52
Exterior Mirrors
54
Convex Mirrors
54
Power Mirrors
54
Folding Mirrors
55
Heated Mirrors
56
Park Tilt Mirrors
56
Interior Mirrors
56
Manual Rearview Mirror
56
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
56
Windows
57
Power Windows
58
Sun Visors
59
Roof
59
Sunroof
59
Seats and Restraints
61
Head Restraints
62
Front Seats
63
Seat Adjustment
63
Center Seat
64
Power Seat Adjustment
64
Lumbar Adjustment
64
Reclining Seatbacks
65
Memory Seats
67
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
69
Rear Seats
70
Safety Belts
72
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
73
Lap-Shoulder Belt
74
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
79
Lap Belt
79
Safety Belt Extender
80
Safety System Check
80
Safety Belt Care
81
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
81
Airbag System
82
Where Are the Airbags?
84
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
85
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
87
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
87
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
88
Passenger Sensing System
89
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
94
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
94
Airbag System Check
95
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
96
Child Restraints
96
Older Children
96
Infants and Young Children
98
Child Restraint Systems
101
Where to Put the Restraint
103
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
105
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
111
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
111
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
113
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
114
Storage
117
Storage Compartments
117
Glove Box
117
Cupholders
117
Overhead Console
117
Armrest Storage
117
Center Console Storage
118
Top-Box Storage
118
Luggage/Load Locations
118
Cargo Area
118
Additional Storage Features
122
Cargo Cover Panels
122
Cargo Tie-Downs
129
Roof Rack System
129
Instruments and Controls
131
Controls
132
Steering Wheel Adjustment
132
Steering Wheel Controls
133
Horn
135
Windshield Wiper/Washer
135
Compass
136
Clock
138
Power Outlets
139
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
140
Instrument Cluster
141
Speedometer
142
Odometer
142
Trip Odometer
142
Tachometer
142
Fuel Gauge
142
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
143
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
144
Voltmeter Gauge
145
Safety Belt Reminders
145
Airbag Readiness Light
146
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
147
Charging System Light
148
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
149
Brake System Warning Light
151
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
152
Tow/Haul Mode Light
153
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
153
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
153
Tire Pressure Light
154
Engine Oil Pressure Light
154
Low Fuel Warning Light
155
Security Light
155
High-Beam On Light
156
Front Fog Lamp Light
156
Cruise Control Light
156
Information Displays
156
Driver Information Center (DIC)
156
Vehicle Messages
165
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
166
Brake System Messages
166
Door Ajar Messages
167
Engine Cooling System Messages
167
Engine Oil Messages
168
Engine Power Messages
169
Fuel System Messages
169
Key and Lock Messages
170
Lamp Messages
170
Object Detection System Messages
170
Ride Control System Messages
170
Airbag System Messages
172
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
172
Tire Messages
172
Transmission Messages
173
Vehicle Reminder Messages
174
Washer Fluid Messages
174
Vehicle Personalization
175
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
175
Universal Remote System
183
Universal Remote System Programming
183
Universal Remote System Operation
188
Lighting
189
Exterior Lighting
189
Exterior Lamp Controls
189
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
191
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
191
Flash-to-Pass
191
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
191
Automatic Headlamp System
192
Hazard Warning Flashers
193
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
193
Fog Lamps
194
Exterior Cargo Lamps
194
Interior Lighting
195
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
195
Dome Lamps
195
Reading Lamps
195
Lighting Features
196
Entry/Exit Lighting
196
Battery Load Management
196
Battery Power Protection
196
Infotainment System
197
Introduction
197
Infotainment
197
Theft-Deterrent Feature
198
Operation
199
Radio
204
AM-FM Radio
204
Satellite Radio
205
Radio Reception
209
Satellite Radio Antenna
209
Audio Players
210
CD Player
210
CD/DVD Player
215
Auxiliary Devices
226
Rear Seat Infotainment
231
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
231
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
241
Phone
243
Bluetooth
243
Trademarks and License Agreements
250
Climate Controls
251
Climate Control Systems
251
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
254
Air Vents
260
Driving and Operating
261
Driving Information
262
Distracted Driving
262
Defensive Driving
263
Drunk Driving
263
Control of a Vehicle
264
Braking
264
Steering
264
Off-Road Recovery
265
Loss of Control
265
Off-Road Driving
266
Driving on Wet Roads
271
Highway Hypnosis
272
Hill and Mountain Roads
272
Winter Driving
273
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
275
Vehicle Load Limits
276
Truck-Camper Loading Information
281
Starting and Operating
282
New Vehicle Break-In
282
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
282
Ignition Positions
283
Starting the Engine
285
Engine Heater
287
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
288
Shifting Into Park
288
Shifting out of Park
289
Parking over Things That Burn
290
Active Fuel Management®
290
Engine Exhaust
291
Running the Vehicle While Parked
291
Automatic Transmission
292
Manual Mode
295
Tow/Haul Mode
296
Drive Systems
297
Four-Wheel Drive (Two Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
297
Four-Wheel Drive (Single Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
302
Brakes
304
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
304
Parking Brake
305
Brake Assist
305
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
306
Ride Control Systems
306
StabiliTrak® System
306
Locking Rear Axle
309
Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
310
Automatic Level Control
310
Cruise Control
311
Object Detection Systems
314
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
314
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
316
Fuel
320
Recommended Fuel
321
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
321
California Fuel Requirements
321
Fuels in Foreign Countries
322
Fuel Additives
322
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
323
Filling the Tank
324
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
326
Towing
326
General Towing Information
326
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
327
Trailer Towing
331
Towing Equipment
335
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
343
Conversions and Add-Ons
344
Add-On Electrical Equipment
344
Vehicle Care
345
General Information
346
California Proposition 65 Warning
346
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
347
Accessories and Modifications
347
Vehicle Checks
348
Doing Your Own Service Work
348
Hood
349
Engine Compartment Overview
350
Engine Oil
352
Engine Oil Life System
355
Automatic Transmission Fluid
357
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
360
Cooling System
362
Engine Coolant
362
Engine Overheating
366
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
368
Engine Fan
369
Power Steering Fluid
369
Washer Fluid
370
Brakes
371
Brake Fluid
372
Battery
374
Four-Wheel Drive
374
Front Axle
375
Rear Axle
375
Starter Switch Check
377
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
377
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
378
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
378
Wiper Blade Replacement
379
Glass Replacement
379
Headlamp Aiming
379
Bulb Replacement
382
Halogen Bulbs
382
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
382
License Plate Lamp
383
Replacement Bulbs
383
Electrical System
384
Electrical System Overload
384
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
385
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
385
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
390
Wheels and Tires
393
Tires
393
Tire Sidewall Labeling
394
Tire Designations
396
Tire Terminology and Definitions
397
Tire Pressure
400
Tire Pressure Monitor System
402
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
403
Tire Inspection
406
Tire Rotation
406
When It Is Time for New Tires
407
Buying New Tires
408
Different Size Tires and Wheels
410
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
410
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
412
Wheel Replacement
412
Tire Chains
413
If a Tire Goes Flat
414
Tire Changing
416
Secondary Latch System
427
Full-Size Spare Tire
430
Jump Starting
430
Towing
435
Towing the Vehicle
435
Recreational Vehicle Towing
435
Appearance Care
440
Exterior Care
440
Interior Care
443
Floor Mats
446
Service and Maintenance
447
General Information
447
Maintenance Schedule
449
Special Application Services
454
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
458
Maintenance Replacement Parts
460
Maintenance Records
461
Technical Data
465
Vehicle Identification
465
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
465
Service Parts Identification Label
465
Vehicle Data
466
Capacities and Specifications
466
Engine Drive Belt Routing
467
Customer Information
469
Customer Information
469
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
469
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
471
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
472
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
473
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
474
Online Owner Center
474
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
475
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
475
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
477
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
480
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
481
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
482
Service Publications Ordering Information
484
Reporting Safety Defects
485
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
485
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
486
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
486
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
487
Event Data Recorders
487
OnStar®
488
Navigation System
488
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
488
Radio Frequency Statement
488
OnStar
489
OnStar Overview
489
OnStar Services
490
Emergency
490
Security
490
Navigation
490
Connections
492
Diagnostics
493
OnStar Additional Information
493
Index
497
Index_A
497
Index_B
498
Index_C
498
Index_D
499
Index_E
500
Index_F
500
Index_G
501
Index_H
501
Index_I
502
Index_J
502
Index_K
502
Index_L
502
Index_M
503
Index_N
503
Index_O
504
Index_P
504
Index_R
505
Index_S
505
Index_T
507
Index_U
508
Index_V
508
Index_W
508

FAQ about the 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche Manual

What contains the 2010 Avalanche manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Avalanche owners can do

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