2010 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.25 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Chevrolet Impala BookTOC
1
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
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Second Row Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belt
15
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
15
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Bluetooth®
23
Cruise Control
24
Power Outlets
24
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control System (TCS)
25
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
28
Seats and Restraint System
31
Head Restraints
32
Front Seats
34
Manual Seats
34
Power Seats
35
Manual Lumbar
35
Heated Seats
36
Reclining Seatbacks
36
Center Seat
39
Rear Seats
40
Split Folding Rear Seat
40
Safety Belts
42
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
42
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
47
Lap-Shoulder Belt
55
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
60
Lap Belt
60
Safety Belt Extender
61
Child Restraints
62
Older Children
62
Infants and Young Children
65
Child Restraint Systems
69
Where to Put the Restraint
72
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
73
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
79
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
82
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
82
Airbag System
86
Where Are the Airbags?
89
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
91
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
93
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
93
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
94
Passenger Sensing System
96
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
113
Doors and Locks
115
Door Locks
115
Power Door Locks
116
Delayed Locking
116
Automatic Door Lock
116
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
117
Rear Door Security Locks
117
Lockout Protection
118
Trunk
118
Windows
120
Power Windows
121
Sun Visors
122
Theft-Deterrent Systems
122
Content Theft-Deterrent
123
Electronic Immobilizer
124
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
124
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
125
New Vehicle Break-In
125
Ignition Positions
126
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
127
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
136
Engine Exhaust
137
Running the Vehicle While Parked
138
Mirrors
139
Manual Rearview Mirror
139
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
139
Outside Power Mirrors
140
Outside Convex Mirror
140
Outside Heated Mirrors
140
Universal Home Remote System
141
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
141
Storage Areas
148
Glove Box
148
Cupholders
148
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
148
Center Console Storage
148
Rear Storage Area
148
Rear Seat Armrest
148
Convenience Net
148
Sunroof
149
Instrument Panel
151
Instrument Panel Overview
153
Hazard Warning Flashers
153
Horn
153
Tilt Wheel
153
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
154
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
154
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
155
Flash-to-Pass
155
Windshield Wipers
155
Windshield Washer
156
Cruise Control
156
Exterior Lamps
159
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
160
Fog Lamps
161
Instrument Panel Brightness
161
Courtesy Lamps
161
Dome Lamp
161
Entry Lighting
162
Delayed Entry Lighting
162
Delayed Exit Lighting
163
Parade Dimming
163
Reading Lamps
163
Map Lamps
163
Electric Power Management
163
Battery Run-Down Protection
164
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
165
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
166
Climate Controls
166
Climate Control System
166
Outlet Adjustment
170
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
170
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
171
Instrument Panel Cluster
172
Speedometer and Odometer
173
Tachometer
173
Safety Belt Reminders
173
Airbag Readiness Light
174
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
175
Charging System Light
176
Brake System Warning Light
177
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
178
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
178
Electronic Stability Control Indicator Light
179
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
180
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
180
Tire Pressure Light
181
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
181
Oil Pressure Light
184
Security Light
185
Fog Lamp Light
185
Cruise Control Light
185
Highbeam On Light
186
Fuel Gage
186
Driver Information Center (DIC)
187
DIC Operation and Displays
187
DIC Compass
192
DIC Warnings and Messages
194
DIC Vehicle Customization
201
Audio System(s)
207
Setting the Clock
208
Radio(s)
209
Using an MP3
218
XM Radio Messages
222
Bluetooth®
224
Theft-Deterrent Feature
234
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
234
Radio Reception
235
Backglass Antenna
236
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
236
Driving Your Vehicle
237
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
238
Defensive Driving
238
Drunk Driving
238
Control of a Vehicle
239
Braking
240
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
241
Braking in Emergencies
242
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
242
Traction Control System (TCS)
243
Steering
245
Off-Road Recovery
247
Passing
247
Loss of Control
247
Driving at Night
249
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
250
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
251
Highway Hypnosis
251
Hill and Mountain Roads
252
Winter Driving
253
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
255
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
256
Loading the Vehicle
256
Towing
262
Towing Your Vehicle
262
Recreational Vehicle Towing
262
Towing a Trailer
264
Service and Appearance Care
271
Service
273
Accessories and Modifications
273
California Proposition 65 Warning
274
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
274
Doing Your Own Service Work
274
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
275
Fuel
275
Gasoline Octane
276
Gasoline Specifications
276
California Fuel
276
Additives
277
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
278
Fuels in Foreign Countries
279
Filling the Tank
280
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
282
Checking Things Under the Hood
282
Hood Release
283
Engine Compartment Overview
284
Engine Oil
285
Engine Oil Life System
288
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
289
Automatic Transmission Fluid
292
Cooling System
294
Engine Coolant
295
Engine Overheating
299
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
302
Power Steering Fluid
302
Windshield Washer Fluid
303
Brakes
305
Battery
308
Jump Starting
309
Headlamp Aiming
313
Bulb Replacement
313
Halogen Bulbs
313
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
314
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
317
License Plate Lamp
319
Replacement Bulbs
319
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
319
Tires
321
Tire Sidewall Labeling
322
Tire Terminology and Definitions
326
Inflation - Tire Pressure
329
Tire Pressure Monitor System
330
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
332
Tire Inspection and Rotation
335
When It Is Time for New Tires
337
Buying New Tires
338
Different Size Tires and Wheels
339
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
340
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
341
Wheel Replacement
341
Tire Chains
343
If a Tire Goes Flat
344
Changing a Flat Tire
345
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
346
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
347
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
353
Compact Spare Tire
356
Appearance Care
357
Interior Cleaning
357
Fabric/Carpet
358
Leather
359
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
360
Care of Safety Belts
360
Weatherstrips
360
Washing Your Vehicle
361
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
361
Finish Care
362
Windshield and Wiper Blades
362
Aluminum Wheels
363
Tires
363
Sheet Metal Damage
364
Finish Damage
364
Underbody Maintenance
364
Chemical Paint Spotting
364
Vehicle Identification
365
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
365
Service Parts Identification Label
365
Electrical System
365
Add-On Electrical Equipment
365
Headlamp Wiring
366
Windshield Wiper Fuses
366
Power Windows and Other Power Options
366
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
366
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
366
Underhood Fuse Block
367
Capacities and Specifications
370
Maintenance Schedule
373
Maintenance Schedule
374
Introduction
374
Scheduled Maintenance
375
Owner Checks and Services
380
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
382
Maintenance Replacement Parts
383
Engine Drive Belt Routing
384
Maintenance Record
385
Customer Assistance Information
389
Customer Assistance and Information
390
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
390
Online Owner Center
393
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
394
Customer Assistance Offices
394
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
395
Roadside Assistance Program
395
Scheduling Service Appointments
399
Courtesy Transportation Program
399
Collision Damage Repair
401
Reporting Safety Defects
404
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
404
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
404
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
404
Service Publications Ordering Information
405
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
406
Event Data Recorders
407
Navigation System
408
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
408
Radio Frequency Statement
408
Index
409

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