2010 Chevrolet Traverse Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.53 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Chevrolet Traverse BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Second Row Seats
13
Third Row Seats
13
Heated Seats
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belt
14
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
15
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Navigation System
23
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
24
Cruise Control
24
Storage Compartments
25
Power Outlets
25
Sunroof
26
Performance and Maintenance
26
StabiliTrak®
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
27
Engine Oil Life System
27
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
29
OnStar®
29
Keys, Doors and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
34
Keys
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
35
Remote Vehicle Start
37
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
39
Delayed Locking
39
Automatic Door Locks
40
Lockout Protection
40
Safety Locks
40
Doors
41
Liftgate
41
Vehicle Security
45
Anti-Theft Alarm System
45
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation
46
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
49
Folding Mirrors
49
Heated Mirrors
49
Blind Spot Mirrors
49
Park Tilt Mirrors
51
Interior Mirrors
51
Manual Rearview Mirror
51
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
51
Windows
52
Power Windows
52
Sun Visors
54
Roof
55
Sunroof
55
Seats and Restraints
57
Head Restraints
58
Front Seats
59
Seat Adjustment
59
Power Seat Adjustment
60
Lumbar Adjustment
62
Reclining Seatbacks
63
Heated Front Seats
65
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
66
Rear Seats
66
Third Row Seats
68
Safety Belts
71
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
75
Lap-Shoulder Belt
80
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
86
Safety Belt Extender
86
Safety System Check
86
Safety Belt Care
87
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
87
Airbag System
88
Where Are the Airbags?
90
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
92
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 the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
100
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
101
Airbag System Check
102
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
102
Child Restraints
103
Older Children
103
Infants and Young Children
105
Child Restraint Systems
108
Where to Put the Restraint
110
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
111
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
117
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat )
118
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Passenger Seat)
120
Storage
123
Storage Compartments
123
Instrument Panel Storage
123
Glove Box
123
Cupholders
123
Armrest Storage
123
Center Console Storage
123
Floor Console Storage
124
Additional Storage Features
125
Cargo Cover
125
Cargo Tie Downs
125
Cargo Management System
125
Convenience Net
125
Roof Rack System
126
Instruments and Controls
127
Controls
128
Steering Wheel Adjustment
128
Steering Wheel Controls
129
Horn
131
Windshield Wiper/Washer
131
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
132
Compass
132
Clock
135
Power Outlets
135
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
136
Instrument Cluster
137
Speedometer
138
Odometer
138
Tachometer
138
Fuel Gage
138
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
138
Voltmeter Gage
139
Safety Belt Reminders
139
Airbag Readiness Light
140
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
141
Charging System Light
142
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
142
Brake System Warning Light
144
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
145
Tow/Haul Mode Light
146
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
146
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
146
Tire Pressure Light
147
Engine Oil Pressure Light
147
Security Light
148
High-Beam on Light
148
Cruise Control Light
148
Information Displays
148
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
148
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Without DIC Buttons)
154
Vehicle Messages
157
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
157
Brake System Messages
158
Cruise Control Messages
158
Door Ajar Messages
158
Engine Cooling System Messages
159
Engine Oil Messages
160
Engine Power Messages
160
Fuel System Messages
160
Key and Lock Messages
161
Lamp Messages
161
Object Detection System Messages
161
Ride Control System Messages
162
Airbag System Messages
162
Anti-Theft Alarm System Messages
162
Service Vehicle Messages
163
Tire Messages
163
Transmission Messages
164
Vehicle Reminder Messages
165
Vehicle Speed Messages
165
Washer Fluid Messages
165
Vehicle Personalization
166
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
166
Universal Remote System
173
Universal Remote System Programming
173
Universal Remote System Operation
177
Lighting
179
Exterior Lighting
179
Exterior Lamp Controls
179
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
180
Flash-to-Pass
180
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
181
Delayed Headlamps
181
Hazard Warning Flashers
181
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
182
Interior Lighting
182
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
182
Courtesy Lamps
182
Dome Lamps
183
Reading Lamps
183
Lighting Features
183
Entry Lighting
183
Delayed Entry Lighting
184
Delayed Exit Lighting
184
Parade Dimming
184
Battery Load Management
184
Battery Power Protection
185
Infotainment System
187
Introduction
187
Theft-Deterrent Feature
188
Operation
188
Radio
193
AM-FM Radio
193
Satellite Radio
194
Radio Reception
198
Multi-Band Antenna
199
Audio Players
199
CD Player
199
CD/DVD Player
201
MP3 (Radio with CD and Radio with CD/USB)
209
MP3 (Radio with CD/DVD)
215
Auxiliary Devices
222
Rear Seat Infotainment
223
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
223
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
232
Phone
234
Bluetooth
234
Climate Controls
245
Climate Control Systems
245
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
248
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate Control Only)
254
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
255
Air Vents
256
Driving and Operating
257
Driving Information
258
Defensive Driving
258
Drunk Driving
258
Control of a Vehicle
259
Braking
259
Steering
260
Off-Road Recovery
261
Loss of Control
261
Driving on Wet Roads
262
Highway Hypnosis
263
Hill and Mountain Roads
263
Winter Driving
264
If the Vehicle is Stuck
266
Vehicle Load Limits
266
Starting and Operating
271
New Vehicle Break-In
271
Ignition Positions
271
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
272
Starting the Engine
273
Engine Heater
274
Shifting Into Park
275
Shifting Out of Park
276
Parking Over Things That Burn
276
Engine Exhaust
277
Running the Vehicle While Parked
277
Automatic Transmission
278
Manual Mode
280
Tow/Haul Mode
280
Drive Systems
281
All-Wheel Drive
281
Brakes
281
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
281
Parking Brake
282
Brake Assist
283
Ride Control Systems
283
StabiliTrak System
283
Cruise Control
286
Object Detection Systems
288
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
288
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
290
Fuel
294
Recommended Fuel
295
Gasoline Specifications
295
California Fuel Requirements
295
Fuels in Foreign Countries
296
Fuel Additives
296
Filling the Tank
297
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
299
Towing
299
General Towing Information
299
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
300
Trailer Towing
304
Towing Equipment
307
Conversions and Add-Ons
309
Add-On Electrical Equipment
309
Vehicle Care
311
General Information
312
California Proposition 65 Warning
313
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
313
Accessories and Modifications
313
Vehicle Checks
314
Doing Your Own Service Work
314
Hood
315
Engine Compartment Overview
316
Engine Cover
317
Engine Oil
318
Engine Oil Life System
320
Automatic Transmission Fluid
321
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
322
Cooling System
324
Engine Coolant
324
Engine Overheating
328
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
330
Power Steering Fluid
330
Washer Fluid
331
Brakes
332
Brake Fluid
333
Battery
334
Starter Switch Check
335
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
335
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
335
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
336
Wiper Blade Replacement
336
Headlamp Aiming
337
Bulb Replacement
337
Halogen Bulbs
337
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Stoplamps
338
Replacement Bulbs
339
Electrical System
339
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
339
Electrical System Overload
339
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
340
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
340
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
343
Wheels and Tires
346
Tires
346
Tire Sidewall Labeling
346
Tire Designations
348
Tire Terminology and Definitions
349
Tire Pressure
352
Tire Pressure Monitor System
353
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
354
Tire Inspection
358
Tire Rotation
358
When It Is Time for New Tires
359
Buying New Tires
360
Different Size Tires and Wheels
361
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
362
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
363
Wheel Replacement
364
Tire Chains
365
If a Tire Goes Flat
366
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
368
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
375
Tire Changing
376
Secondary Latch System
385
Compact Spare Tire
387
Jump Starting
388
Towing
392
Towing the Vehicle
392
Recreational Vehicle Towing
392
Appearance Care
396
Exterior Care
396
Interior Care
399
Floor Mats
402
Service and Maintenance
403
General Information
403
Scheduled Maintenance
404
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
409
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
409
Maintenance Replacement Parts
411
Maintenance Records
412
Technical Data
415
Vehicle Identification
415
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
415
Service Parts Identification Label
415
Vehicle Data
416
Capacities and Specifications
416
Engine Drive Belt Routing
417
Customer Information
419
Customer Information
419
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
419
Customer Assistance Offices
421
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
422
Online Owner Center
423
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
424
Roadside Assistance Program
424
Scheduling Service Appointments
426
Courtesy Transportation Program
427
Collision Damage Repair
428
Service Publications Ordering Information
431
Reporting Safety Defects
432
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
432
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
432
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
433
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
433
Event Data Recorders
433
Navigation System
434
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
434
Radio Frequency Statement
435
Index
437
Index_A
437
Index_B
438
Index_C
438
Index_D
439
Index_E
440
Index_F
440
Index_G
441
Index_H
441
Index_I
442
Index_J
442
Index_K
442
Index_L
442
Index_M
443
Index_N
443
Index_O
443
Index_P
444
Index_R
444
Index_S
445
Index_T
446
Index_U
447
Index_V
447
Index_W
448

FAQ about the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse Manual

What contains the 2010 Traverse manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Traverse owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Traverse
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Traverse year 2010 free?

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The Chevrolet Traverse (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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