2010 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2010 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
3.35 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Chevrolet Equinox BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
4
Using this Manual
5
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
5
Symbols
5
Keys, Doors and Windows
7
Keys and Locks
8
Keys
8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
9
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
12
Power Door Locks
13
Safety Locks
13
Doors
14
Liftgate (Manual)
14
Liftgate (Power)
15
Vehicle Security
18
Anti-Theft Alarm System
18
Immobilizer
19
Immobilizer Operation
19
Exterior Mirrors
20
Convex Mirrors
20
Power Mirrors
20
Heated Mirrors
21
Park Tilt Mirrors
21
Interior Mirrors
21
Manual Rearview Mirror
21
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
22
Windows
22
Power Windows
23
Sun Visors
24
Roof
25
Sunroof
25
Seats and Restraints
27
Head Restraints
28
Front Seats
29
Seat Adjustment
29
Power Seat Adjustment
30
Lumbar Adjustment
32
Reclining Seatbacks
32
Heated Front Seats
34
Rear Seats
35
Safety Belts
36
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
39
Lap-Shoulder Belt
45
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
49
Safety Belt Extender
49
Safety System Check
50
Safety Belt Care
50
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
50
Airbag System
51
Where Are the Airbags?
53
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
55
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
57
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
57
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
58
Passenger Sensing System
59
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Airbag System Check
66
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
66
Child Restraints
67
Older Children
67
Infants and Young Children
69
Child Restraint Systems
72
Where to Put the Restraint
74
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
76
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
81
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat )
82
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
84
Storage
89
Storage Compartments
89
Instrument Panel Storage
89
Glove Box
89
Cupholders
89
Center Console Storage
89
Additional Storage Features
89
Cargo Cover
89
Convenience Net
89
Roof Rack System
90
Instruments and Controls
93
Instrument Panel Overview
96
Controls
98
Steering Wheel Adjustment
98
Steering Wheel Controls
98
Horn
99
Windshield Wiper/Washer
99
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
100
Compass
101
Clock (With Date Display)
102
Clock (Without Date Display)
103
Power Outlets
103
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
104
Instrument Cluster
105
Speedometer
106
Odometer
106
Tachometer
106
Fuel Gage
106
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
107
Safety Belt Reminders
107
Airbag Readiness Light
108
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
109
Charging System Light
110
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
110
Brake System Warning Light
113
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
114
Traction Off Light
114
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
115
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
115
Tire Pressure Light
116
Engine Oil Pressure Light
116
Fuel Economy Light
117
Low Fuel Warning Light
117
Security Light
118
High-Beam on Light
118
Fog Lamp Light
118
Lamps on Reminder
119
Cruise Control Light
119
Information Displays
119
Driver Information Center (DIC)
119
Vehicle Messages
123
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
124
Brake System Messages
124
Compass Messages
124
Cruise Control Messages
124
Door Ajar Messages
125
Engine Cooling System Messages
125
Engine Oil Messages
126
Engine Power Messages
126
Fuel System Messages
127
Key and Lock Messages
127
Object Detection System Messages
127
Ride Control System Messages
128
Airbag System Messages
129
Safety Belt Messages
129
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
129
Service Vehicle Messages
129
Tire Messages
129
Transmission Messages
130
Vehicle Reminder Messages
130
Vehicle Personalization
131
OnStar® System
136
Lighting
139
Exterior Lighting
139
Exterior Lamp Controls
139
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
140
Flash-to-Pass
140
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
140
Hazard Warning Flashers
140
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
141
Fog Lamps
141
Interior Lighting
142
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
142
Dome Lamps
142
Reading Lamps
142
Lighting Features
142
Entry Lighting
142
Infotainment System
143
Introduction
143
Theft-Deterrent Feature
144
Overview (Radio with CD)
145
Overview (Radio with CD/DVD/MEM)
147
Operation
149
Radio
153
AM-FM Radio
153
Satellite Radio
156
Radio Reception
160
Multi-Band Antenna
160
Audio Players
161
CD Player
161
CD/DVD Player
163
Mass Storage Media (MEM)
167
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD)
170
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD/DVD/MEM)
173
Rear Seat Infotainment
175
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
175
Phone
184
Bluetooth (Overview)
184
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
185
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
188
Bluetooth (Navigation)
200
Climate Controls
209
Climate Control Systems
209
Automatic Climate Control System
211
Air Vents
214
Driving and Operating
215
Driving Information
216
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
216
Defensive Driving
217
Drunk Driving
217
Control of a Vehicle
218
Braking
218
Steering
219
Off-Road Recovery
220
Loss of Control
221
Off-Road Driving
222
Driving on Wet Roads
233
Highway Hypnosis
234
Hill and Mountain Roads
234
Winter Driving
235
If the Vehicle is Stuck
237
Vehicle Load Limits
238
Starting and Operating
242
New Vehicle Break-In
242
Ignition Positions
242
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
243
Starting the Engine
244
Engine Coolant Heater
245
Shifting Into Park
246
Shifting Out of Park
247
Parking Over Things That Burn
247
Engine Exhaust
248
Running the Vehicle While Parked
248
Automatic Transmission
249
Manual Mode
251
Fuel Economy Mode
251
Drive Systems
252
All-Wheel Drive
252
Brakes
252
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
252
Parking Brake
254
Brake Assist
254
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
255
Ride Control Systems
255
Traction Control System (TCS)
255
StabiliTrak System
257
Cruise Control
258
Object Detection Systems
260
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
260
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
263
Fuel
267
Recommended Fuel
268
Gasoline Specifications
268
California Fuel Requirements
268
Fuels in Foreign Countries
268
Fuel Additives
269
Filling the Tank
270
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
271
Towing
271
General Towing Information
271
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
272
Trailer Towing
275
Towing Equipment
277
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
278
Conversions and Add-Ons
278
Add-On Electrical Equipment
278
Vehicle Care
279
General Information
280
California Proposition 65 Warning
281
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
281
Accessories and Modifications
281
Vehicle Checks
282
Doing Your Own Service Work
282
Hood
283
Engine Compartment Overview
284
Engine Cover
287
Engine Oil
288
Engine Oil Life System
290
Automatic Transmission Fluid
291
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
291
Cooling System
293
Engine Coolant
294
Engine Overheating
297
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
299
Power Steering Fluid (3.0L V6 Engine)
299
Washer Fluid
300
Brakes
300
Brake Fluid
302
Battery
303
All-Wheel Drive
304
Starter Switch Check
305
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
305
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
306
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
306
Wiper Blade Replacement
307
Headlamp Aiming
309
Bulb Replacement
311
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
312
Fog Lamps
313
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
313
License Plate Lamp
314
Replacement Bulbs
315
Electrical System
315
Fuses
315
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
316
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
318
Wheels and Tires
321
Tires
321
Tire Sidewall Labeling
322
Tire Designations
324
Tire Terminology and Definitions
325
Tire Pressure
328
Tire Pressure Monitor System
329
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
331
Tire Inspection
334
Tire Rotation
334
When It Is Time for New Tires
336
Buying New Tires
336
Different Size Tires and Wheels
338
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
339
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
340
Wheel Replacement
341
Tire Chains
342
If a Tire Goes Flat
342
Tire Changing
344
Compact Spare Tire
351
Jump Starting
352
Towing
356
Towing the Vehicle
356
Recreational Vehicle Towing
356
Appearance Care
359
Exterior Care
359
Interior Care
363
Service and Maintenance
367
General Information
367
Scheduled Maintenance
368
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
373
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
373
Maintenance Replacement Parts
375
Maintenance Records
376
Technical Data
379
Vehicle Identification
379
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
379
Service Parts Identification Label
379
Vehicle Data
380
Capacities and Specifications
380
Engine Drive Belt Routing
382
Customer Information
383
Customer Information
383
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
383
Customer Assistance Offices
385
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
386
Online Owner Center
387
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
388
Roadside Assistance Program
388
Scheduling Service Appointments
390
Courtesy Transportation Program
390
Collision Damage Repair
392
Service Publications Ordering Information
394
Reporting Safety Defects
395
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
395
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
396
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
396
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
397
Event Data Recorders
397
OnStar®
398
Navigation System
398
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
398
Radio Frequency Statement
398
Index
399
Index_A
399
Index_B
400
Index_C
400
Index_D
401
Index_E
402
Index_F
402
Index_G
403
Index_H
403
Index_I
403
Index_J
404
Index_K
404
Index_L
404
Index_M
405
Index_N
405
Index_O
405
Index_P
406
Index_R
406
Index_S
407
Index_T
409
Index_U
410
Index_V
410
Index_W
410

FAQ about the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2010 Equinox manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Equinox, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Equinox
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Equinox year 2010 free?

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The Chevrolet Equinox (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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