2012 Buick Enclave Owner's Manual

2012 Buick Enclave owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Buick
Model:
Enclave
Rating:
(4)

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Size:
5.36 MB

Table of Contents

2012 Buick Enclave Owner Manual 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
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
13
Second Row Seats
14
Third Row Seats
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
24
Navigation System
24
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
25
Storage Compartments
25
Power Outlets
25
Sunroof
26
Performance and Maintenance
26
StabiliTrak® System
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
27
Engine Oil Life System
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
29
OnStar®
29
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Remote Vehicle Start
35
Door Locks
38
Power Door Locks
38
Delayed Locking
39
Automatic Door Locks
39
Lockout Protection
39
Safety Locks
39
Doors
40
Liftgate
40
Vehicle Security
44
Anti-theft Alarm System
44
Immobilizer
45
Immobilizer Operation
45
Exterior Mirrors
47
Convex Mirrors
47
Power Mirrors
47
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Automatic Dimming Mirror
48
Park Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
49
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Windows
50
Power Windows
50
Sun Visors
52
Roof
52
Sunroof
52
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Power Seat Adjustment
57
Lumbar Adjustment
58
Reclining Seatbacks
58
Memory Seats
60
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
63
Third Row Seats
65
Safety Belts
68
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
69
Lap-Shoulder Belt
70
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
75
Safety Belt Extender
76
Safety System Check
76
Safety Belt Care
76
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
77
Airbag System
77
Where Are the Airbags?
79
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
81
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
82
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
82
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
83
Passenger Sensing System
85
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Airbag System Check
91
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
92
Child Restraints
92
Older Children
92
Infants and Young Children
95
Child Restraint Systems
97
Where to Put the Restraint
99
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
101
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
108
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
109
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Passenger Seat)
111
Storage
115
Storage Compartments
115
Instrument Panel Storage
115
Glove Box
115
Cupholders
115
Armrest Storage
116
Center Console Storage
116
Floor Console Storage
117
Additional Storage Features
118
Cargo Cover
118
Cargo Tie-Downs
118
Cargo Management System
118
Convenience Net
118
Roof Rack System
119
Instruments and Controls
121
Controls
122
Steering Wheel Adjustment
122
Steering Wheel Controls
123
Horn
125
Windshield Wiper/Washer
125
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
126
Compass
127
Clock
129
Power Outlets
130
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
132
Instrument Cluster
133
Speedometer
134
Odometer
134
Tachometer
134
Fuel Gauge
134
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
135
Voltmeter Gauge
136
Safety Belt Reminders
136
Airbag Readiness Light
137
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
138
Charging System Light
139
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
140
Brake System Warning Light
142
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
143
Tow/Haul Mode Light
143
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
144
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
144
Tire Pressure Light
144
Engine Oil Pressure Light
145
Security Light
145
High-Beam On Light
146
Front Fog Lamp Light
146
Cruise Control Light
146
Information Displays
147
Driver Information Center (DIC)
147
Vehicle Messages
151
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
152
Brake System Messages
152
Cruise Control Messages
152
Door Ajar Messages
152
Engine Cooling System Messages
153
Engine Oil Messages
154
Engine Power Messages
155
Fuel System Messages
155
Key and Lock Messages
156
Lamp Messages
156
Object Detection System Messages
156
Ride Control System Messages
157
Airbag System Messages
157
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
157
Service Vehicle Messages
158
Tire Messages
158
Transmission Messages
159
Vehicle Reminder Messages
160
Vehicle Speed Messages
160
Washer Fluid Messages
160
Vehicle Personalization
161
Universal Remote System
169
Universal Remote System Programming
169
Universal Remote System Operation
172
Lighting
175
Exterior Lighting
175
Exterior Lamp Controls
175
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
176
Flash-to-Pass
177
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
177
Delayed Headlamps
178
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
178
Hazard Warning Flashers
178
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
179
Fog Lamps
179
Interior Lighting
180
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
180
Courtesy Lamps
180
Dome Lamps
180
Reading Lamps
180
Lighting Features
181
Entry Lighting
181
Delayed Entry Lighting
181
Delayed Exit Lighting
181
Parade Dimming
182
Battery Load Management
182
Battery Power Protection
183
Infotainment System
185
Introduction
185
Infotainment
185
Theft-Deterrent Feature
186
Operation
186
Radio
191
AM-FM Radio
191
Satellite Radio
193
Radio Reception
197
Multi-Band Antenna
198
Audio Players
198
CD Player
198
CD/DVD Player
200
MP3 (Radio with CD/USB)
208
MP3 (Radio with CD/DVD)
215
Auxiliary Devices
222
Rear Seat Infotainment
224
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
224
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
234
Phone
236
Bluetooth
236
Trademarks and License Agreements
244
Climate Controls
245
Climate Control Systems
245
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
245
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate Control Only)
251
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
252
Air Vents
253
Maintenance
254
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
254
Driving and Operating
255
Driving Information
256
Distracted Driving
256
Defensive Driving
257
Drunk Driving
257
Control of a Vehicle
257
Braking
257
Steering
258
Off-Road Recovery
259
Loss of Control
259
Driving on Wet Roads
260
Highway Hypnosis
261
Hill and Mountain Roads
262
Winter Driving
263
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
265
Vehicle Load Limits
266
Starting and Operating
271
New Vehicle Break-In
271
Ignition Positions
272
Starting the Engine
273
Engine Heater
275
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
275
Shifting Into Park
276
Shifting out of Park
277
Parking over Things That Burn
278
Engine Exhaust
278
Running the Vehicle While Parked
279
Automatic Transmission
280
Manual Mode
282
Tow/Haul Mode
283
Drive Systems
283
All-Wheel Drive
283
Brakes
284
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
284
Parking Brake
285
Brake Assist
285
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
286
Ride Control Systems
286
StabiliTrak® System
286
Cruise Control
288
Object Detection Systems
291
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
291
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
292
Fuel
298
Recommended Fuel
298
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
298
California Fuel Requirements
299
Fuels in Foreign Countries
299
Fuel Additives
299
Filling the Tank
300
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
302
Towing
302
General Towing Information
302
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
303
Trailer Towing
308
Towing Equipment
310
Conversions and Add-Ons
312
Add-On Electrical Equipment
312
Vehicle Care
313
General Information
314
California Proposition 65 Warning
315
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
315
Accessories and Modifications
315
Vehicle Checks
316
Doing Your Own Service Work
316
Hood
317
Engine Compartment Overview
318
Engine Cover
319
Engine Oil
320
Engine Oil Life System
322
Automatic Transmission Fluid
324
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
324
Cooling System
326
Engine Coolant
326
Engine Overheating
330
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
332
Power Steering Fluid
333
Washer Fluid
334
Brakes
335
Brake Fluid
336
Battery
337
All-Wheel Drive
337
Starter Switch Check
338
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
338
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
339
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
339
Wiper Blade Replacement
339
Windshield Replacement
340
Headlamp Aiming
340
Bulb Replacement
341
Halogen Bulbs
341
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
341
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Stoplamps
341
License Plate Lamp
342
Replacement Bulbs
342
Electrical System
343
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
343
Electrical System Overload
343
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
344
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
344
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
347
Wheels and Tires
350
Tires
350
Tire Sidewall Labeling
351
Tire Designations
353
Tire Terminology and Definitions
354
Tire Pressure
357
Tire Pressure Monitor System
358
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
360
Tire Inspection
364
Tire Rotation
364
When It Is Time for New Tires
365
Buying New Tires
366
Different Size Tires and Wheels
368
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
368
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
370
Wheel Replacement
370
Tire Chains
371
If a Tire Goes Flat
372
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
374
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
381
Tire Changing
381
Compact Spare Tire
390
Jump Starting
391
Towing
395
Towing the Vehicle
395
Recreational Vehicle Towing
395
Appearance Care
398
Exterior Care
398
Interior Care
402
Floor Mats
405
Service and Maintenance
407
General Information
407
Maintenance Schedule
408
Special Application Services
414
Additional Maintenance and Care
415
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
418
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
418
Maintenance Replacement Parts
420
Maintenance Records
421
Technical Data
425
Vehicle Identification
425
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
425
Service Parts Identification Label
425
Vehicle Data
426
Capacities and Specifications
426
Engine Drive Belt Routing
427
Customer Information
429
Customer Information
429
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
429
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
431
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
433
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
434
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
434
Online Owner Center
435
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
436
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
436
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
438
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
442
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
442
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
444
Service Publications Ordering Information
446
Reporting Safety Defects
447
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
447
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
448
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
448
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
449
Event Data Recorders
449
OnStar®
450
Navigation System
450
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
450
Radio Frequency Statement
451
OnStar
453
OnStar Overview
453
OnStar Services
454
Emergency
454
Security
454
Navigation
454
Connections
456
Diagnostics
457
OnStar Additional Information
457
Index
461
Index_A
461
Index_B
462
Index_C
462
Index_D
463
Index_E
464
Index_F
465
Index_G
465
Index_H
466
Index_I
466
Index_J
466
Index_K
466
Index_L
466
Index_M
467
Index_N
468
Index_O
468
Index_P
469
Index_R
469
Index_S
470
Index_T
472
Index_U
473
Index_V
473
Index_W
473

FAQ about the 2012 Buick Enclave Manual

What contains the 2012 Enclave manual?

The Buick Enclave owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Enclave. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Enclave 2012 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Enclave
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Enclave owners can do

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