2010 Chevrolet Colorado Owner's Manual

2010 Chevrolet Colorado owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Colorado
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.6 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Chevrolet Colorado BookTOC
1
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Door Locks
10
Tailgate
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Heated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belt
15
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
19
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
21
Driver Information Center (DIC)
21
Cruise Control
22
Power Outlets
22
Performance and Maintenance
22
Traction Control System (TCS)
22
StabiliTrak®
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
23
Engine Oil Life System
24
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
24
Roadside Assistance Program
24
OnStar®
25
Seats and Restraint System
27
Front Seats
28
Manual Seats
28
Power Seats
29
Manual Lumbar
29
Power Lumbar
30
Heated Seats
30
Reclining Seatbacks
31
Head Restraints
33
Seatback Latches
34
Rear Seats
35
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab)
35
Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab)
36
Safety Belts
38
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
38
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
44
Lap-Shoulder Belt
52
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
58
Lap Belt
58
Safety Belt Extender
59
Child Restraints
60
Older Children
60
Infants and Young Children
63
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
82
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
85
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
85
Airbag System
89
Where Are the Airbags?
91
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
93
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
95
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
95
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
96
Passenger Sensing System
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
108
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
109
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
109
Doors and Locks
111
Door Locks
111
Power Door Locks
112
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
112
Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab)
113
Lockout Protection
113
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
113
Tailgate
114
Windows
116
Manual Windows
117
Power Windows
117
Sun Visors
118
Theft-Deterrent Systems
118
Content Theft-Deterrent
118
Passlock® (U. S. Only)
119
Electronic Immobilizer
120
Electronic Immobilizer Operation (Canada Only)
120
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
122
New Vehicle Break-In
122
Ignition Positions
122
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
123
Starting the Engine
124
Engine Coolant Heater
125
Automatic Transmission Operation
126
Manual Transmission Operation
129
Four-Wheel Drive
131
Parking Brake
135
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
136
Shifting Out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
138
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
139
Parking Over Things That Burn
139
Engine Exhaust
140
Running the Vehicle While Parked
141
Mirrors
142
Manual Rearview Mirror
142
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
142
Compass
143
Outside Manual Mirrors
145
Outside Power Mirrors
145
Outside Convex Mirror
145
Storage Areas
146
Glove Box
146
Cupholders
146
Center Console Storage
146
Assist Handles
146
Rear Storage Area
147
Sunroof
148
Instrument Panel
149
Instrument Panel Overview
151
Hazard Warning Flashers
151
Horn
151
Tilt Wheel
151
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
152
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
152
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
153
Flash-to-Pass
153
Windshield Wipers
153
Windshield Washer
154
Cruise Control
155
Exterior Lamps
158
Headlamps on Reminder
158
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
159
Automatic Headlamp System
159
Fog Lamps
160
Exterior Cargo Lamps
160
Instrument Panel Brightness
161
Dome Lamp
161
Dome Lamp Override
161
Exit Lighting
161
Electric Power Management
161
Battery Run-Down Protection
162
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
162
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
163
Climate Controls
164
Climate Control System
164
Outlet Adjustment
166
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
166
Instrument Panel Cluster
167
Speedometer and Odometer
168
Trip Odometer
168
Tachometer
168
Safety Belt Reminders
169
Airbag Readiness Light
170
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
171
Charging System Light
172
Up-Shift Light
172
Brake System Warning Light
172
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
173
StabiliTrak®/Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
174
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
175
Tire Pressure Light
175
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
176
Oil Pressure Light
178
Security Light
179
Cruise Control Light
179
Highbeam On Light
179
Fuel Gage
180
Driver Information Center (DIC)
181
DIC Operation and Displays
181
DIC Warnings and Messages
184
Audio System(s)
188
Setting the Clock
189
Radio(s)
190
Using an MP3
200
XM Radio Messages
205
Theft-Deterrent Feature
206
Radio Reception
206
Fixed Mast Antenna
207
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
207
Chime Level Adjustment
207
Driving Your Vehicle
209
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
210
Defensive Driving
210
Drunk Driving
210
Control of a Vehicle
211
Braking
211
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
212
Braking in Emergencies
213
StabiliTrak® System
214
Traction Control System (TCS)
216
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
217
Steering
217
Off-Road Recovery
219
Passing
219
Loss of Control
219
Off-Road Driving
221
Driving at Night
233
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
234
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
235
Highway Hypnosis
235
Hill and Mountain Roads
236
Winter Driving
237
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
239
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
240
Recovery Hooks
240
Loading the Vehicle
241
Truck-Camper Loading Information
248
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
248
Towing
248
Towing Your Vehicle
248
Recreational Vehicle Towing
249
Towing a Trailer
255
Trailer Recommendations
266
Service and Appearance Care
267
Service
269
Accessories and Modifications
269
California Proposition 65 Warning
270
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
270
Doing Your Own Service Work
270
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
271
Fuel
271
Gasoline Octane
272
Gasoline Specifications
272
California Fuel
272
Additives
273
Fuels in Foreign Countries
274
Filling the Tank
274
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
276
Checking Things Under the Hood
276
Hood Release
277
Engine Compartment Overview
278
Engine Oil
281
Engine Oil Life System
284
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
285
Automatic Transmission Fluid
287
Manual Transmission Fluid
289
Hydraulic Clutch
291
Cooling System
292
Engine Coolant
294
Engine Overheating
298
Engine Fan Noise
300
Power Steering Fluid
300
Windshield Washer Fluid
301
Brakes
302
Battery
305
Jump Starting
306
Rear Axle
311
Four-Wheel Drive
311
Front Axle
313
Headlamp Aiming
314
Bulb Replacement
314
Halogen Bulbs
314
Headlamps
315
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
316
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
316
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
317
License Plate Lamp
318
Replacement Bulbs
318
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
319
Tires
321
Tire Sidewall Labeling
322
Tire Terminology and Definitions
325
Inflation - Tire Pressure
328
High-Speed Operation
329
Tire Pressure Monitor System
330
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
331
Tire Inspection and Rotation
335
When It Is Time for New Tires
336
Buying New Tires
337
Different Size Tires and Wheels
339
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
339
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
341
Wheel Replacement
341
Tire Chains
342
If a Tire Goes Flat
343
Changing a Flat Tire
344
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
345
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
349
Secondary Latch System
357
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
360
Spare Tire
364
Appearance Care
366
Interior Cleaning
366
Fabric/Carpet
367
Leather
368
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
368
Care of Safety Belts
369
Weatherstrips
369
Washing Your Vehicle
369
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
370
Finish Care
370
Windshield and Wiper Blades
371
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
371
Tires
372
Sheet Metal Damage
372
Finish Damage
372
Underbody Maintenance
373
Chemical Paint Spotting
373
Vehicle Identification
373
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
373
Service Parts Identification Label
374
Electrical System
374
Add-On Electrical Equipment
374
Windshield Wiper Fuses
374
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
374
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
375
Capacities and Specifications
381
Maintenance Schedule
383
Maintenance Schedule
384
Introduction
384
Scheduled Maintenance
385
Owner Checks and Services
390
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
392
Maintenance Replacement Parts
394
Engine Drive Belt Routing
395
Maintenance Record
396
Customer Assistance Information
399
Customer Assistance and Information
400
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
400
Online Owner Center
403
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
404
Customer Assistance Offices
404
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
405
Roadside Assistance Program
406
Scheduling Service Appointments
408
Courtesy Transportation Program
408
Collision Damage Repair
410
Reporting Safety Defects
413
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
413
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
414
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
414
Service Publications Ordering Information
414
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
415
Event Data Recorders
416
OnStar®
417
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
417
Radio Frequency Statement
417
Index
419

FAQ about the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado Manual

What contains the 2010 Colorado manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Colorado
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Colorado owner manual for the 2010 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Colorado year 2010 free?

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The Chevrolet Colorado (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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