2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.43 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Chevrolet Malibu 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
Heated Seats
15
Safety Belt
15
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices (Auxiliary Input or USB Port)
24
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Bluetooth®
25
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Cruise Control
26
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
27
Performance and Maintenance
27
Traction Control System (TCS)
27
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
28
Engine Oil Life System
29
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Assistance Program
30
OnStar®
31
Seats and Restraint System
33
Head Restraints
34
Front Seats
36
Manual Seats
36
Power Seats
37
Power Lumbar
37
Heated Seats
38
Reclining Seatbacks
38
Power Lift Seat
41
Rear Seats
42
Split Folding Rear Seat
42
Safety Belts
44
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
44
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
49
Lap-Shoulder Belt
58
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
63
Safety Belt Extender
64
Child Restraints
64
Older Children
64
Infants and Young Children
68
Child Restraint Systems
71
Where to Put the Restraint
74
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
76
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
83
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
86
Airbag System
90
Where Are the Airbags?
92
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
95
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
97
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
97
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
98
Passenger Sensing System
100
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
105
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
106
Restraint System Check
107
Checking the Restraint Systems
107
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
108
Features and Controls
109
Keys
111
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
112
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
112
Remote Vehicle Start
114
Doors and Locks
117
Door Locks
117
Power Door Locks
117
Door Ajar Reminder
118
Delayed Locking
118
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
118
Rear Door Security Locks
119
Lockout Protection
119
Trunk
120
Windows
122
Power Windows
123
Sun Visors
125
Theft-Deterrent Systems
126
Content Theft-Deterrent
126
Electronic Immobilizer
128
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
128
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
130
New Vehicle Break-In
130
Ignition Positions
130
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
131
Starting the Engine
132
Engine Coolant Heater
133
Automatic Transmission Operation (Six Speed Transmission)
134
Automatic Transmission Operation (Four Speed Transmission)
137
Parking Brake
139
Shifting Into Park
140
Shifting Out of Park
141
Parking Over Things That Burn
142
Engine Exhaust
142
Running the Vehicle While Parked
143
Mirrors
144
Manual Rearview Mirror
144
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
144
Compass
144
Outside Power Mirrors
146
Outside Heated Mirrors
146
Universal Home Remote System
146
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
147
Storage Areas
153
Glove Box
153
Cupholders
153
Instrument Panel Storage
154
Front Storage Area
154
Center Console Storage
154
Driver Storage Compartment
154
Convenience Net
154
Sunroof
155
Instrument Panel
157
Instrument Panel Overview
159
Hazard Warning Flashers
159
Horn
159
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
159
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
160
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
160
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
161
Flash-to-Pass
161
Windshield Wipers
161
Windshield Washer
162
Cruise Control
163
Headlamps
166
Headlamps on Reminder
166
Headlamps Off in Park
167
Delayed Headlamps
167
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
167
Automatic Headlamp System
168
Fog Lamps
168
Instrument Panel Brightness
169
Dome Lamps
169
Entry/Exit Lighting
169
Parade Dimming
169
Reading Lamps
169
Electric Power Management
170
Battery Run-Down Protection
170
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
171
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current
172
Climate Controls
173
Climate Control System
173
Automatic Climate Control System
176
Outlet Adjustment
180
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
181
Instrument Panel Cluster
182
Speedometer and Odometer
183
Trip Odometer
183
Tachometer
183
Safety Belt Reminders
183
Airbag Readiness Light
184
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
185
Charging System Light
186
Brake System Warning Light
187
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
188
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
188
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
189
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
190
Tire Pressure Light
190
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
191
Oil Pressure Light
194
Security Light
194
Cruise Control Light
195
Highbeam On Light
195
Fuel Gage
195
Driver Information Center (DIC)
196
DIC Operation and Displays
197
DIC Warnings and Messages
199
DIC Vehicle Personalization
203
Audio System(s)
208
Setting the Clock
209
Radio(s)
211
Using an MP3
221
XM Radio Messages
228
Bluetooth®
229
Theft-Deterrent Feature
239
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
240
Radio Reception
241
Backglass Antenna
242
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
242
Chime Level Adjustment
242
Driving Your Vehicle
243
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
244
Defensive Driving
244
Drunk Driving
244
Control of a Vehicle
245
Braking
245
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
246
Braking in Emergencies
247
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
247
Traction Control System (TCS)
249
Steering
251
Off-Road Recovery
253
Passing
253
Loss of Control
253
Driving at Night
255
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
256
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
257
Highway Hypnosis
257
Hill and Mountain Roads
258
Winter Driving
259
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
261
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
262
Loading the Vehicle
262
Towing
268
Towing Your Vehicle
268
Recreational Vehicle Towing
268
Towing a Trailer
272
Service and Appearance Care
281
Service
283
Accessories and Modifications
283
California Proposition 65 Warning
284
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
284
Doing Your Own Service Work
284
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
285
Fuel
285
Gasoline Octane
286
Gasoline Specifications
286
California Fuel
286
Additives
287
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
288
Fuels in Foreign Countries
289
Filling the Tank
290
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
292
Checking Things Under the Hood
292
Hood Release
293
Engine Compartment Overview
294
Engine Oil
299
Engine Oil Life System
302
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
304
Automatic Transmission Fluid
306
Cooling System
306
Engine Coolant
307
Engine Overheating
311
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
313
Power Steering Fluid
313
Windshield Washer Fluid
315
Brakes
316
Battery
319
Jump Starting
320
Headlamp Aiming
324
Bulb Replacement
325
Halogen Bulbs
325
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
325
License Plate Lamp
327
Replacement Bulbs
327
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
328
Tires
328
Winter Tires
330
Tire Sidewall Labeling
330
Tire Terminology and Definitions
333
Inflation - Tire Pressure
336
High-Speed Operation
338
Tire Pressure Monitor System
338
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
339
Tire Inspection and Rotation
343
When It Is Time for New Tires
345
Buying New Tires
346
Different Size Tires and Wheels
348
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
348
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
350
Wheel Replacement
350
Tire Chains
351
If a Tire Goes Flat
352
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
353
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
360
Changing a Flat Tire
360
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
361
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
363
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
369
Compact Spare Tire
373
Appearance Care
374
Interior Cleaning
374
Fabric/Carpet
376
Leather
377
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
377
Care of Safety Belts
378
Weatherstrips
378
Washing Your Vehicle
378
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
379
Finish Care
379
Windshield and Wiper Blades
380
Aluminum Wheels
380
Tires
381
Sheet Metal Damage
381
Finish Damage
381
Underbody Maintenance
382
Chemical Paint Spotting
382
Vehicle Identification
382
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
382
Service Parts Identification Label
383
Electrical System
383
Add-On Electrical Equipment
383
Windshield Wiper Fuses
384
Power Windows and Other Power Options
384
Fuses
384
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
385
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
388
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
391
Capacities and Specifications
394
Maintenance Schedule
397
Maintenance Schedule
398
Introduction
398
Scheduled Maintenance
399
Owner Checks and Services
404
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
406
Maintenance Replacement Parts
407
Engine Drive Belt Routing
408
Maintenance Record
410
Customer Assistance Information
413
Customer Assistance and Information
414
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
414
Online Owner Center
417
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
418
Customer Assistance Offices
418
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
419
Roadside Assistance Program
419
Scheduling Service Appointments
423
Courtesy Transportation Program
423
Collision Damage Repair
425
Reporting Safety Defects
428
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
428
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
429
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
429
Service Publications Ordering Information
429
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
430
Event Data Recorders
431
OnStar®
432
Navigation System
432
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
432
Radio Frequency Statement
432
Index
433

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