2010 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual

2010 GMC Sierra owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
GMC
Model:
Sierra
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
3.61 MB

Table of Contents

2010 GMC Sierra BookTOC
1
Preface
3
Canadian Owners
3
Index
3
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Instrument Panel (Base/Uplevel Version)
8
Instrument Panel (Premium Version)
10
Initial Drive Information
12
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
12
Remote Vehicle Start
12
Door Locks
13
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
15
Heated Seats
18
Head Restraint Adjustment
18
Safety Belt
19
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
19
Mirror Adjustment
20
Steering Wheel Adjustment
22
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
22
Interior Lighting
23
Exterior Lighting
23
Windshield Wiper/Washer
24
Climate Controls
25
Transmission
26
Radio(s)
29
Satellite Radio
31
Portable Audio Devices
31
Steering Wheel Controls
31
Bluetooth®
32
Navigation System
32
Driver Information Center (DIC)
33
Cruise Control
34
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
35
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
35
Power Outlets
35
Universal Remote System
36
StabiliTrak®
38
Tire Pressure Monitor
38
Engine Oil Life System
39
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
39
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
40
Roadside Assistance Program
40
OnStar®
41
Seats and Restraint System
43
Head Restraints
45
Front Seats
46
Manual Seats
46
Power Seats
47
Manual Lumbar
48
Power Lumbar
49
Heated Seats
50
Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
50
Reclining Seatbacks
52
Seatback Latches
55
Center Seat
55
Rear Seats
56
Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab Full Bench)
56
Rear Seat Operation (All Split Bench and Hybrid Full Bench)
57
Safety Belts
58
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
58
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
63
Lap-Shoulder Belt
72
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
79
Lap Belt (Crew and Extended Cab)
79
Safety Belt Extender
80
Child Restraints
81
Older Children
81
Infants and Young Children
84
Child Restraint Systems
87
Where to Put the Restraint
89
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
91
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
100
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
103
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Passenger Sensing System)
104
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Airbag Off Switch)
108
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (Heavy Duty Crew Cab Only)
112
Airbag System
115
Where Are the Airbags?
117
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
120
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
122
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
122
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
123
Airbag Off Switch
125
Passenger Sensing System
128
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
134
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
134
Restraint System Check
136
Checking the Restraint Systems
136
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
137
Features and Controls
139
Keys
141
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
142
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
143
Remote Vehicle Start
145
Doors and Locks
148
Door Locks
148
Power Door Locks
149
Delayed Locking
149
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
149
Rear Door Security Locks
150
Lockout Protection
151
Rear Doors
151
Tailgate
152
Windows
154
Manual Windows
155
Power Windows
155
Power Sliding Rear Window
156
Sun Visors
157
Theft-Deterrent Systems
157
Content Theft-Deterrent
157
Electronic Immobilizer
159
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
159
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
161
New Vehicle Break-In
161
Ignition Positions
162
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
163
Starting the Engine
164
Fast Idle System
165
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
166
Engine Coolant Heater
167
Active Fuel Management
168
Automatic Transmission Operation
168
Tow/Haul Mode
174
Four-Wheel Drive
177
Parking Brake
192
Shifting Into Park
193
Shifting Out of Park
195
Parking Over Things That Burn
196
Engine Exhaust
196
Running the Vehicle While Parked
197
Mirrors
198
Manual Rearview Mirror
198
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
198
Outside Manual Mirrors
198
Outside Towing Mirrors
199
Outside Power Mirrors
199
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
200
Park Tilt Mirrors
201
Outside Convex Mirror
201
Outside Heated Mirrors
201
Object Detection Systems
202
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
202
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
205
Universal Home Remote System
211
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
211
Storage Areas
218
Glove Box
218
Cupholders
218
Instrument Panel Storage
219
Center Console Storage
219
Roof Rack System
220
Rear Seat Armrest
221
Sunroof
221
Instrument Panel
225
Instrument Panel Overview
227
Hazard Warning Flashers
227
Horn
227
Tilt Wheel
227
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
228
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
228
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
229
Flash-to-Pass
229
Windshield Wipers
230
Windshield Washer
231
Cruise Control
231
Exterior Lamps
234
Headlamps on Reminder
236
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
236
Automatic Headlamp System
236
Fog Lamps
238
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
238
Instrument Panel Brightness
239
Dome Lamps
239
Dome Lamp Override
239
Entry Lighting
239
Exit Lighting
239
Reading Lamps
240
Cargo Lamp
240
Electric Power Management
240
Battery Run-Down Protection
241
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
241
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
243
Climate Controls
243
Climate Control System (With Heater Only)
243
Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning)
244
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
247
Outlet Adjustment
253
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
253
Instrument Panel Cluster
254
Speedometer and Odometer
255
Trip Odometer
255
Tachometer
255
Safety Belt Reminders
256
Airbag Readiness Light
257
Airbag Off Light
258
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
260
Charging System Light
261
Voltmeter Gauge
262
Brake System Warning Light
262
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
264
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
264
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
265
Tire Pressure Light
265
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
266
Oil Pressure Gauge
269
Oil Pressure Light
270
Security Light
271
Fog Lamp Light
271
Cruise Control Light
271
Highbeam On Light
271
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
272
Tow/Haul Mode Light
272
Fuel Gauge
272
Low Fuel Warning Light
273
Driver Information Center (DIC)
274
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
274
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
283
DIC Compass
287
DIC Warnings and Messages
290
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
300
Audio System(s)
309
Setting the Clock
310
Radio(s)
312
Using an MP3 (Radios with CD)
333
Using an MP3 (Radios with CD and DVD)
340
XM Radio Messages
347
Navigation/Radio System
349
Bluetooth®
349
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
360
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
369
Theft-Deterrent Feature
372
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
372
Radio Reception
374
Fixed Mast Antenna
375
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
375
Driving Your Vehicle
377
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
378
Defensive Driving
378
Drunk Driving
378
Control of a Vehicle
379
Braking
379
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
380
Braking in Emergencies
381
StabiliTrak® System
382
Locking Rear Axle
385
Steering
385
Off-Road Recovery
387
Passing
387
Loss of Control
387
Off-Road Driving
389
Driving at Night
401
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
402
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
403
Highway Hypnosis
403
Hill and Mountain Roads
404
Winter Driving
405
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
407
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
408
Recovery Hooks
408
Loading the Vehicle
409
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
417
Truck-Camper Loading Information
421
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
424
Towing
424
Towing Your Vehicle
424
Recreational Vehicle Towing
425
Towing a Trailer
431
Trailer Recommendations
460
Service and Appearance Care
461
Service
464
Accessories and Modifications
464
California Proposition 65 Warning
465
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
465
Doing Your Own Service Work
465
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
466
Fuel
466
Gasoline Octane
467
Gasoline Specifications
468
California Fuel
468
Additives
469
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
470
Fuels in Foreign Countries
471
Filling the Tank
472
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
474
Checking Things Under the Hood
474
Hood Release
475
Engine Compartment Overview
476
Engine Oil
477
Engine Oil Life System
480
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
482
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
484
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
488
Cooling System
492
Engine Coolant
493
Engine Overheating
499
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
501
Engine Fan Noise
502
Power Steering Fluid
502
Windshield Washer Fluid
503
Brakes
505
Battery
508
Jump Starting
509
Rear Axle
514
Four-Wheel Drive
516
Front Axle
518
Noise Control System
519
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
519
Headlamp Aiming
520
Bulb Replacement
523
Halogen Bulbs
523
Headlamps
524
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
525
Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
526
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
526
License Plate Lamp
528
Replacement Bulbs
529
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
529
Tires
530
Tire Sidewall Labeling
532
Tire Terminology and Definitions
537
Inflation - Tire Pressure
540
High-Speed Operation
542
Dual Tire Operation
542
Tire Pressure Monitor System
543
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
544
Tire Inspection and Rotation
548
When It Is Time for New Tires
551
Buying New Tires
552
Different Size Tires and Wheels
553
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
554
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
556
Wheel Replacement
556
Tire Chains
558
If a Tire Goes Flat
559
Changing a Flat Tire
560
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
561
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
566
Secondary Latch System
573
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
576
Spare Tire
580
Appearance Care
581
Interior Cleaning
581
Fabric/Carpet
582
Leather
583
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
583
Care of Safety Belts
584
Weatherstrips
584
Washing Your Vehicle
584
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
585
Finish Care
585
Windshield and Wiper Blades
586
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
586
Tires
587
Sheet Metal Damage
587
Finish Damage
587
Underbody Maintenance
588
Chemical Paint Spotting
588
Vehicle Identification
588
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
588
Service Parts Identification Label
589
Electrical System
589
Add-On Electrical Equipment
589
Windshield Wiper Fuses
589
Power Windows and Other Power Options
589
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
590
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
590
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
592
Underhood Fuse Block
593
Capacities and Specifications
597
Maintenance Schedule
601
Maintenance Schedule
602
Introduction
602
Scheduled Maintenance
603
Owner Checks and Services
611
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
613
Maintenance Replacement Parts
615
Engine Drive Belt Routing
616
Maintenance Record
617
Customer Assistance Information
621
Customer Assistance and Information
622
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
622
Online Owner Center
625
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
626
Customer Assistance Offices
626
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
627
Roadside Assistance Program
627
Scheduling Service Appointments
631
Courtesy Transportation Program
631
Collision Damage Repair
633
Reporting Safety Defects
636
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
636
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
637
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
637
Service Publications Ordering Information
638
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
639
Event Data Recorders
640
OnStar®
641
Navigation System
641
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
641
Radio Frequency Statement
641
Index
643
Index_A
643
Index_B
644
Index_C
645
Index_D
646
Index_E
647
Index_F
648
Index_G
649
Index_H
649
Index_I
650
Index_J
650
Index_K
650
Index_L
650
Index_M
651
Index_N
652
Index_O
652
Index_P
653
Index_R
653
Index_S
654
Index_T
656
Index_U
657
Index_V
657
Index_W
658
Index_X
658

FAQ about the 2010 GMC Sierra Manual

What contains the 2010 Sierra manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Sierra owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2010 GMC Sierra Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the GMC Sierra year 2010 free?

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The GMC Sierra (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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