2012 Buick Lacrosse Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
6.15 MB

Table of Contents

2012 Buick LaCrosse 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
10
Door Locks
11
Trunk Release
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
23
Radio(s)
23
Satellite Radio
24
Portable Audio Devices
24
Bluetooth®
24
Steering Wheel Controls
25
Cruise Control
25
Navigation System
26
Driver Information Center (DIC)
26
Vehicle Personalization
27
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
27
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
27
Sunroof
28
eAssist Features
28
eAssist® Overview
28
High Voltage Safety Information
29
Driver Efficiency Gauge
29
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature
30
Regenerative Braking
30
Battery
30
Service
31
Performance and Maintenance
31
Traction Control System (TCS)
31
StabiliTrak® System
31
Tire Pressure Monitor
32
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
32
Engine Oil Life System
32
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
33
Roadside Assistance Program
33
OnStar®
34
Keys, Doors, and Windows
35
Keys and Locks
36
Keys
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
37
Remote Vehicle Start
42
Door Locks
44
Power Door Locks
45
Delayed Locking
45
Safety Locks
45
Doors
46
Trunk
46
Vehicle Security
47
Anti-theft Alarm System
47
Immobilizer
48
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
48
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
49
Exterior Mirrors
50
Convex Mirrors
50
Power Mirrors
50
Folding Mirrors
50
Heated Mirrors
51
Park Tilt Mirrors
51
Interior Mirrors
51
Manual Rearview Mirror
51
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
52
Windows
52
Power Windows
53
Sun Visors
54
Rear Window Sunshade
54
Roof
55
Sunroof
55
Seats and Restraints
57
Head Restraints
58
Front Seats
60
Seat Adjustment
60
Power Seat Adjustment
61
Lumbar Adjustment
61
Reclining Seatbacks
62
Memory Seats
63
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
66
Rear Seats
67
Safety Belts
69
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
70
Lap-Shoulder Belt
71
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
75
Safety Belt Extender
75
Safety System Check
75
Safety Belt Care
76
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
76
Airbag System
77
Where Are the Airbags?
79
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
80
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
81
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
82
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
82
Passenger Sensing System
83
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Airbag System Check
89
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
89
Child Restraints
90
Older Children
90
Infants and Young Children
92
Child Restraint Systems
95
Where to Put the Restraint
97
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
98
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
106
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
106
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
108
Storage
113
Storage Compartments
113
Glove Box
113
Cupholders
113
Front Storage
114
Center Console Storage
114
Additional Storage Features
115
Convenience Net
115
Instruments and Controls
117
Controls
118
Steering Wheel Adjustment
118
Steering Wheel Controls
118
Heated Steering Wheel
119
Horn
119
Windshield Wiper/Washer
119
Compass
120
Clock (With Date Display)
121
Clock (Without Date Display)
122
Clock (Color Radio)
122
Power Outlets
122
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
124
Instrument Cluster
125
Speedometer
127
Odometer
127
Tachometer
127
Fuel Gauge
127
Driver Efficiency Gauge
128
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
129
Safety Belt Reminders
130
Airbag Readiness Light
130
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
131
Charging System Light
132
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
132
Brake System Warning Light
135
Electric Parking Brake Light
135
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
136
Traction Off Light
137
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
137
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
137
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
138
Tire Pressure Light
139
Engine Oil Pressure Light
139
Low Fuel Warning Light
140
Security Light
140
High-Beam On Light
140
Front Fog Lamp Light
141
Taillamp Indicator Light
141
Cruise Control Light
141
Information Displays
141
Driver Information Center (DIC)
141
Head-Up Display (HUD)
145
Vehicle Messages
149
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
149
Brake System Messages
149
Compass Messages
150
Cruise Control Messages
150
Door Ajar Messages
150
Engine Cooling System Messages
151
Engine Oil Messages
151
Engine Power Messages
152
Fuel System Messages
152
Key and Lock Messages
152
Lamp Messages
152
Object Detection System Messages
153
Ride Control System Messages
153
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
154
Starting the Vehicle Messages
154
Tire Messages
155
Transmission Messages
155
Window Messages
156
Vehicle Personalization
156
Universal Remote System
162
Universal Remote System Programming
162
Universal Remote System Operation
165
Lighting
167
Exterior Lighting
168
Exterior Lamp Controls
168
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
168
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
168
Flash-to-Pass
169
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
169
Automatic Headlamp System
169
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
170
Hazard Warning Flashers
170
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
170
Fog Lamps
171
Interior Lighting
172
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
172
Dome Lamps
172
Reading Lamps
172
Sun Visor Lamps
173
Lighting Features
173
Entry Lighting
173
Exit Lighting
173
Battery Load Management
174
Battery Power Protection
174
Infotainment System
175
Introduction
176
Infotainment
176
Theft-Deterrent Feature
177
Overview (Radio with CD)
178
Overview (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM)
180
Overview (Radio with CD and Touchscreen)
182
Operation
186
Radio
191
AM-FM Radio (Radio with CD/DVD/MEM)
191
AM-FM Radio (Radio with CD and Touchscreen)
193
Satellite Radio
197
Radio Reception
198
Backglass Antenna
199
Satellite Radio Antenna
200
Audio Players
200
CD Player
200
CD/DVD Player
203
MP3
206
Mass Storage Media (MEM)
209
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD)
212
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM)
215
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD and Touchscreen)
218
Rear Seat Infotainment
221
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
221
Phone
231
Bluetooth (Overview)
231
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
233
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
238
Bluetooth (UHP Mexico Only)
244
Trademarks and License Agreements
255
Climate Controls
257
Climate Control Systems
257
Automatic Climate Control System
257
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
260
Air Vents
265
Maintenance
266
Air Intake
266
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
266
Driving and Operating
267
Driving Information
268
Distracted Driving
268
Defensive Driving
269
Drunk Driving
269
Control of a Vehicle
269
Braking
269
Steering
270
Off-Road Recovery
271
Loss of Control
271
Driving on Wet Roads
272
Highway Hypnosis
273
Hill and Mountain Roads
273
Winter Driving
274
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
276
Vehicle Load Limits
276
Starting and Operating
281
New Vehicle Break-In
281
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
282
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
284
Starting the Engine
286
Engine Heater
290
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
291
Shifting Into Park
291
Shifting out of Park
292
Parking over Things That Burn
293
Engine Exhaust
294
Running the Vehicle While Parked
294
Automatic Transmission
295
Manual Mode
297
Drive Systems
298
All-Wheel Drive
298
Brakes
299
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
299
Parking Brake
300
Brake Assist
302
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
302
Ride Control Systems
302
Traction Control System (TCS)
302
StabiliTrak® System
303
Limited-Slip Differential
305
Selective Ride Control
305
Cruise Control
306
Object Detection Systems
308
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
308
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
310
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
312
Fuel
315
Recommended Fuel
315
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
316
California Fuel Requirements
316
Fuels in Foreign Countries
316
Fuel Additives
316
Filling the Tank
318
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
319
Towing
320
General Towing Information
320
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
320
Trailer Towing (Except eAssist)
323
Trailer Towing (eAssist)
325
Towing Equipment
325
Conversions and Add-Ons
326
Add-On Electrical Equipment
326
Vehicle Care
327
General Information
329
California Proposition 65 Warning
329
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
329
Accessories and Modifications
329
Vehicle Checks
330
Doing Your Own Service Work
330
Hood
331
Engine Compartment Overview
332
Engine Oil
335
Engine Oil Life System
338
Automatic Transmission Fluid
339
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
339
Cooling System
341
Engine Coolant
342
Engine Overheating
345
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
346
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
347
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine)
347
Washer Fluid
348
Brakes
348
Brake Fluid
349
Battery
351
Starter Switch Check
352
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
352
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
353
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
353
Wiper Blade Replacement
353
Headlamp Aiming
354
Bulb Replacement
357
Halogen Bulbs
357
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
357
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
358
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
359
License Plate Lamp
360
Replacement Bulbs
361
Electrical System
361
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
361
Electrical System Overload
361
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
362
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
362
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
366
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
368
Wheels and Tires
370
Tires
370
Winter Tires
371
Tire Sidewall Labeling
372
Tire Designations
374
Tire Terminology and Definitions
375
Tire Pressure
377
Tire Pressure Monitor System
379
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
380
Tire Inspection
383
Tire Rotation
384
When It Is Time for New Tires
385
Buying New Tires
386
Different Size Tires and Wheels
387
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
388
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
389
Wheel Replacement
389
Tire Chains
390
If a Tire Goes Flat
390
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Relief Button)
393
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Deflation Button)
400
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
408
Tire Changing
409
Compact Spare Tire
415
Jump Starting
416
Jump Starting (with or without eAssist)
416
Jump Starting (On-board with eAssist Only)
419
Towing
420
Towing the Vehicle
420
Recreational Vehicle Towing
421
Appearance Care
424
Exterior Care
424
Interior Care
427
Floor Mats
430
Service and Maintenance
431
General Information
431
Maintenance Schedule
433
Special Application Services
439
Additional Maintenance and Care
440
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
444
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
444
Maintenance Replacement Parts
446
Maintenance Records
447
Technical Data
451
Vehicle Identification
451
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
451
Service Parts Identification Label
451
Vehicle Data
452
Capacities and Specifications
452
Engine Drive Belt Routing
454
Customer Information
455
Customer Information
455
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
455
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
457
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
458
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
459
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
460
Online Owner Center
460
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
461
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
461
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
463
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
466
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
467
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
468
Service Publications Ordering Information
470
Reporting Safety Defects
471
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
471
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
472
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
472
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
472
Event Data Recorders
473
OnStar®
474
Navigation System
474
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
474
Radio Frequency Statement
474
OnStar
475
OnStar Overview
475
OnStar Services
476
Emergency
476
Security
476
Navigation
476
Connections
478
Diagnostics
479
OnStar Additional Information
479
Index
483
Index_A
483
Index_B
484
Index_C
484
Index_D
485
Index_E
486
Index_F
487
Index_G
487
Index_H
488
Index_I
488
Index_J
488
Index_K
488
Index_L
489
Index_M
490
Index_N
490
Index_O
490
Index_P
491
Index_R
492
Index_S
493
Index_T
494
Index_U
495
Index_V
496
Index_W
496

FAQ about the 2012 Buick Lacrosse Manual

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your Buick Lacrosse, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Lacrosse
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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