2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner's Manual

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cobalt
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.6 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 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 Release
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
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
Portable Audio Devices (Auxiliary Input or USB Port)
22
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Bluetooth®
23
Cruise Control
24
Power Outlets
24
Performance and Maintenance
24
Traction Control System (TCS)
24
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
28
Seats and Restraint System
31
Front Seats
32
Manual Seats
32
Seat Height Adjuster
33
Manual Lumbar
33
Heated Seats
34
Reclining Seatbacks
34
Head Restraints
37
Easy Entry Seat (Coupe)
38
Rear Seats
39
Split Folding Rear Seat
39
Safety Belts
40
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
40
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
45
Lap-Shoulder Belt
54
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
60
Safety Belt Extender
60
Child Restraints
61
Older Children
61
Infants and Young Children
64
Child Restraint Systems
67
Where to Put the Restraint
69
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
71
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
77
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
80
Airbag System
83
Where Are the Airbags?
86
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
88
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
89
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
89
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
90
Passenger Sensing System (Without Turbo Engine)
92
Passenger Sensing System (With Turbo Engine)
97
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
102
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
103
Restraint System Check
104
Checking the Restraint Systems
104
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
105
Features and Controls
107
Keys
109
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
110
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
110
Remote Vehicle Start
112
Doors and Locks
114
Door Locks
114
Power Door Locks
115
Delayed Locking
116
Automatic Door Lock
116
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
116
Rear Door Security Locks (Sedan)
117
Lockout Protection
117
Trunk
118
Windows
120
Manual Windows
120
Power Windows
121
Sun Visors
122
Theft-Deterrent Systems
122
Content Theft-Deterrent
122
Electronic Immobilizer
124
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
124
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
126
New Vehicle Break-In
126
Ignition Positions
127
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
129
Starting the Engine
129
Engine Coolant Heater
131
Automatic Transmission Operation
132
Manual Transmission Operation
134
Parking Brake
137
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
138
Shifting Out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
139
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
140
Parking Over Things That Burn
140
Engine Exhaust
141
Running the Vehicle While Parked
142
Mirrors
143
Manual Rearview Mirror
143
Outside Manual Mirror
143
Outside Remote Control Mirror
143
Outside Power Mirrors
144
Outside Convex Mirror
144
Storage Areas
145
Glove Box
145
Cupholders
145
Center Console Storage
145
Driver Storage Compartment
145
Convenience Net
145
Sunroof
145
Instrument Panel
147
Instrument Panel Overview
149
Hazard Warning Flashers
149
Horn
149
Tilt Wheel
149
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
150
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
150
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
151
Flash-to-Pass
151
Windshield Wipers
151
Windshield Washer
152
Cruise Control
152
Headlamps
155
Wiper Activated Headlamps
156
Headlamps on Reminder
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
156
Fog Lamps
156
Instrument Panel Brightness
157
Dome Lamp
157
Entry/Exit Lighting
157
Mirror Reading Lamps
157
Electric Power Management
158
Battery Run-Down Protection
158
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
158
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
159
Climate Controls
160
Climate Control System
160
Outlet Adjustment
162
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
163
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
164
Instrument Panel Cluster
165
Speedometer and Odometer
166
Tachometer
166
Safety Belt Reminders
166
Airbag Readiness Light
167
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
168
Charging System Light
169
Up-Shift Light
169
Brake System Warning Light
169
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
170
Enhanced Traction System (ETS) Indicator/Warning Light
171
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
171
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
172
Tire Pressure Light
173
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
173
Oil Pressure Light
176
Security Light
176
Fog Lamp Light
176
Highbeam On Light
177
Fuel Gage
177
Boost Gage
178
Reconfigurable Performance Display (RPD)
178
Driver Information Center (DIC)
183
DIC Operation and Displays
184
DIC Warnings and Messages
186
DIC Vehicle Personalization
192
Audio System(s)
198
Setting the Clock
199
Radio(s)
200
Using an MP3
212
XM Radio Messages
218
Bluetooth®
220
Theft-Deterrent Feature
230
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
230
Radio Reception
231
Fixed Mast Antenna
232
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
232
Driving Your Vehicle
233
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
234
Defensive Driving
234
Drunk Driving
234
Control of a Vehicle
235
Braking
235
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
236
Braking in Emergencies
237
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
238
Traction Control System (TCS)
241
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
244
Limited-Slip Differential
246
Steering
246
Off-Road Recovery
248
Passing
248
Loss of Control
248
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
250
Driving at Night
250
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
250
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
252
Highway Hypnosis
252
Hill and Mountain Roads
252
Winter Driving
254
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
256
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
256
Loading the Vehicle
257
Towing
262
Towing Your Vehicle
262
Recreational Vehicle Towing
262
Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transmission)
265
Towing a Trailer (Manual Transmission)
271
Service and Appearance Care
273
Service
276
Accessories and Modifications
276
California Proposition 65 Warning
277
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
277
Doing Your Own Service Work
277
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
278
Fuel
278
Gasoline Octane
279
Gasoline Specifications
280
California Fuel
280
Additives
280
Fuels in Foreign Countries
281
Filling the Tank
282
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
284
Checking Things Under the Hood
284
Hood Release
285
Engine Compartment Overview
286
Engine Oil
289
Engine Oil Life System
293
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (2.0L Turbo Engine)
295
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (2.2L Engine)
297
Automatic Transmission Fluid
299
Manual Transmission Fluid
299
Hydraulic Clutch
299
Cooling System
300
Engine Coolant
301
Engine Overheating
306
Windshield Washer Fluid
308
Brakes
309
Battery
312
Jump Starting
313
Headlamp Aiming
317
Bulb Replacement
320
Halogen Bulbs
320
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
320
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
322
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps (Coupe)
322
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Sedan)
323
Back-Up Lamps (Coupe)
324
License Plate Lamp
325
Replacement Bulbs
326
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
326
Tires
327
Winter Tires
328
Tire Sidewall Labeling
329
Tire Terminology and Definitions
333
Inflation - Tire Pressure
336
Tire Pressure Monitor System
337
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
339
Tire Inspection and Rotation
343
When It Is Time for New Tires
345
Buying New Tires
345
Different Size Tires and Wheels
347
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
348
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
349
Wheel Replacement
349
Tire Chains
351
If a Tire Goes Flat
351
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
353
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
360
Changing a Flat Tire
361
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
362
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire (All Models Except SS)
367
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire (SS Model)
372
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
381
Compact Spare Tire
384
Appearance Care
385
Interior Cleaning
385
Fabric/Carpet
386
Leather
387
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
387
Care of Safety Belts
388
Weatherstrips
388
Washing Your Vehicle
388
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
389
Finish Care
389
Windshield and Wiper Blades
390
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
390
Tires
391
Sheet Metal Damage
391
Finish Damage
391
Underbody Maintenance
392
Chemical Paint Spotting
392
Vehicle Identification
392
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
392
Service Parts Identification Label
393
Electrical System
393
Add-On Electrical Equipment
393
Headlamp Wiring
393
Windshield Wiper Fuses
393
Power Windows and Other Power Options
393
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
394
Floor Console Fuse Block
394
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
396
Capacities and Specifications
400
Maintenance Schedule
403
Maintenance Schedule
404
Introduction
404
Scheduled Maintenance
405
Owner Checks and Services
410
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
413
Maintenance Replacement Parts
415
Engine Drive Belt Routing
416
Maintenance Record
417
Customer Assistance Information
421
Customer Assistance and Information
422
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
422
Online Owner Center
425
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
426
Customer Assistance Offices
426
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
427
Roadside Assistance Program
428
Scheduling Service Appointments
430
Courtesy Transportation Program
430
Collision Damage Repair
432
Reporting Safety Defects
435
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
435
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
436
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
436
Service Publications Ordering Information
436
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
437
Event Data Recorders
438
OnStar®
438
Navigation System
439
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
439
Radio Frequency Statement
439
Index
441
Index_A
441
Index_B
442
Index_C
442
Index_D
444
Index_E
445
Index_F
445
Index_G
446
Index_H
446
Index_I
447
Index_J
447
Index_K
447
Index_L
447
Index_M
448
Index_N
449
Index_O
449
Index_P
449
Index_R
450
Index_S
451
Index_T
452
Index_U
453
Index_V
453
Index_W
453
Index_X
454

FAQ about the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Manual

What contains the 2010 Cobalt manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Cobalt, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Cobalt
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Cobalt year 2010 free?

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The Chevrolet Cobalt (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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