2012 Buick Regal Owner's Manual

2012 Buick Regal owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Buick
Model:
Regal
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
7.61 MB

Table of Contents

2012 Buick Regal Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
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
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Heated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
20
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
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Vehicle Personalization
25
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
25
Power Outlets
25
Sunroof
26
eAssist Features
26
eAssist® Overview
26
High Voltage Safety Information
27
Driver Efficiency Gauge
28
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature
28
Regenerative Braking
28
Battery
29
Service
29
Performance and Maintenance
29
Traction Control System (TCS)
29
StabiliTrak® System
29
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
30
Engine Oil Life System
31
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
31
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
31
Roadside Assistance Program
32
OnStar®
32
Keys, Doors, and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
34
Keys
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
35
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
36
Remote Vehicle Start
40
Door Locks
42
Power Door Locks
43
Safety Locks
43
Doors
44
Trunk
44
Vehicle Security
46
Anti-theft Alarm System
46
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
46
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
49
Folding Mirrors
49
Heated Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
49
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Windows
50
Power Windows
50
Sun Visors
53
Roof
53
Sunroof
53
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Seat Adjustment
57
Power Seat Adjustment
58
Lumbar Adjustment
58
Reclining Seatbacks
59
Heated Front Seats
61
Rear Seats
62
Safety Belts
64
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
65
Lap-Shoulder Belt
67
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
74
Safety Belt Extender
74
Safety System Check
74
Safety Belt Care
75
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
75
Airbag System
76
Where Are the Airbags?
78
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
79
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
80
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
80
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
81
Passenger Sensing System
82
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
86
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Airbag System Check
87
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
88
Child Restraints
88
Older Children
88
Infants and Young Children
90
Child Restraint Systems
93
Where to Put the Restraint
96
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
97
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
105
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
105
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
108
Storage
111
Storage Compartments
111
Instrument Panel Storage
111
Glove Box
111
Cupholders
111
Rear Storage
112
Center Console Storage
113
Additional Storage Features
113
Cargo Net
113
Convenience Net
113
Instruments and Controls
115
Controls
116
Steering Wheel Adjustment
116
Steering Wheel Controls
116
Heated Steering Wheel
117
Horn
117
Windshield Wiper/Washer
117
Compass
119
Clock
119
Power Outlets
120
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
122
Instrument Cluster
123
Speedometer
125
Odometer
125
Trip Odometer
125
Tachometer
125
Fuel Gauge
126
Driver Efficiency Gauge
126
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
127
Safety Belt Reminders
127
Airbag Readiness Light
128
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
129
Charging System Light
130
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
130
Brake System Warning Light
132
Electric Parking Brake Light
133
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
134
Up-Shift Light
134
Traction Off Light
135
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
135
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
135
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
136
Tire Pressure Light
137
Engine Oil Pressure Light
137
Low Fuel Warning Light
138
Security Light
138
High-Beam On Light
138
Front Fog Lamp Light
138
Lamps On Reminder
139
Cruise Control Light
139
Door Ajar Light
139
Information Displays
139
Driver Information Center (DIC)
139
Vehicle Messages
143
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
143
Brake System Messages
144
Compass Messages
144
Door Ajar Messages
144
Engine Cooling System Messages
145
Engine Oil Messages
146
Engine Power Messages
146
Fuel System Messages
147
Key and Lock Messages
147
Object Detection System Messages
147
Ride Control System Messages
147
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
148
Starting the Vehicle Messages
148
Tire Messages
148
Transmission Messages
149
Window Messages
149
Vehicle Personalization
150
Universal Remote System
154
Universal Remote System Programming
154
Universal Remote System Operation
157
Lighting
159
Exterior Lighting
159
Exterior Lamp Controls
159
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
160
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
160
Flash-to-Pass
160
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
160
Automatic Headlamp System
161
Hazard Warning Flashers
161
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
162
Fog Lamps
162
Interior Lighting
163
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
163
Dome Lamps
163
Reading Lamps
163
Lighting Features
164
Entry Lighting
164
Exit Lighting
164
Battery Power Protection
164
Infotainment System
167
Introduction
167
Infotainment
167
Theft-Deterrent Feature
168
Overview (Radio with CD)
169
Overview (Radio with CD and Touchscreen)
170
Operation
177
Radio
181
AM-FM Radio
181
Satellite Radio
186
Radio Reception
190
Backglass Antenna
191
Satellite Radio Antenna
191
Audio Players
192
CD Player
192
MP3
195
Auxiliary Devices
196
Phone
204
Bluetooth (Overview)
204
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
206
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
210
Trademarks and License Agreements
216
Climate Controls
221
Climate Control Systems
221
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
223
Air Vents
228
Maintenance
228
Air Intake
228
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
228
Driving and Operating
229
Driving Information
230
Distracted Driving
230
Defensive Driving
231
Drunk Driving
231
Control of a Vehicle
232
Braking
232
Steering
232
Off-Road Recovery
233
Loss of Control
234
Driving on Wet Roads
234
Highway Hypnosis
236
Hill and Mountain Roads
236
Winter Driving
237
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
239
Vehicle Load Limits
240
Starting and Operating
245
New Vehicle Break-In
245
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
245
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
247
Starting the Engine
250
Engine Heater
254
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
255
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
256
Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
257
Parking
258
Parking over Things That Burn
258
Engine Exhaust
258
Running the Vehicle While Parked
259
Automatic Transmission
260
Manual Mode
262
Manual Transmission
263
Brakes
265
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
265
Parking Brake
266
Brake Assist
268
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
268
Ride Control Systems
268
Traction Control System (TCS)
268
StabiliTrak® System
270
Interactive Drive Control System
272
Cruise Control
273
Object Detection Systems
276
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
276
Fuel
278
Recommended Fuel
278
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
279
California Fuel Requirements
279
Fuels in Foreign Countries
280
Fuel Additives
280
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
281
Filling the Tank
282
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
284
Towing
284
General Towing Information
284
Conversions and Add-Ons
285
Add-On Electrical Equipment
285
Vehicle Care
287
General Information
288
California Proposition 65 Warning
289
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
289
Accessories and Modifications
289
Vehicle Checks
290
Doing Your Own Service Work
290
Hood
291
Engine Compartment Overview
292
Engine Oil
298
Engine Oil Life System
300
Automatic Transmission Fluid
301
Manual Transmission Fluid
302
Hydraulic Clutch
302
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
302
Cooling System
305
Engine Coolant
306
Engine Overheating
310
Power Steering Fluid (2.0L and 2.4L without eAssist )
312
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L with eAssist)
313
Washer Fluid
313
Brakes
314
Brake Fluid
315
Battery
316
Starter Switch Check
317
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
318
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
318
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
318
Wiper Blade Replacement
319
Headlamp Aiming
320
Bulb Replacement
320
Halogen Bulbs
320
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
320
Fog Lamps
322
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
322
License Plate Lamp
323
Replacement Bulbs
324
Electrical System
324
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
324
Electrical System Overload
325
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
325
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
326
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
329
Wheels and Tires
331
Tires
331
All-Season Tires
332
Winter Tires
332
Summer Tires
333
Tire Sidewall Labeling
333
Tire Designations
335
Tire Terminology and Definitions
336
Tire Pressure
339
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
340
Tire Pressure Monitor System
341
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
342
Tire Inspection
346
Tire Rotation
346
When It Is Time for New Tires
347
Buying New Tires
348
Different Size Tires and Wheels
350
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
350
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
352
Wheel Replacement
352
Tire Chains
353
If a Tire Goes Flat
354
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Relief Button)
356
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Deflation Button)
363
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
372
Tire Changing
372
Compact Spare Tire
379
Jump Starting
380
Jump Starting (On-board with eAssist Only)
380
Jump Starting (with or without eAssist)
381
Towing
385
Towing the Vehicle
385
Recreational Vehicle Towing
385
Appearance Care
388
Exterior Care
388
Interior Care
391
Floor Mats
394
Service and Maintenance
395
General Information
395
Maintenance Schedule
397
Special Application Services
402
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
406
Maintenance Replacement Parts
408
Maintenance Records
409
Technical Data
413
Vehicle Identification
413
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
413
Service Parts Identification Label
413
Vehicle Data
414
Capacities and Specifications
414
Engine Drive Belt Routing
416
Customer Information
417
Customer Information
417
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
417
Customer Assistance Offices
420
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
420
Online Owner Center
421
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
422
Roadside Assistance Program
422
Scheduling Service Appointments
424
Courtesy Transportation Program
424
Collision Damage Repair
426
Service Publications Ordering Information
428
Reporting Safety Defects
429
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
429
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
430
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
430
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
430
Event Data Recorders
431
OnStar®
432
Navigation System
432
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
432
Radio Frequency Statement
432
OnStar
433
OnStar Overview
433
OnStar Services
434
Emergency
434
Security
434
Navigation
434
Connections
436
Diagnostics
437
OnStar Additional Information
437
Index
441
Index_A
441
Index_B
442
Index_C
442
Index_D
443
Index_E
444
Index_F
444
Index_G
445
Index_H
445
Index_I
446
Index_J
446
Index_K
446
Index_L
446
Index_M
447
Index_N
447
Index_O
448
Index_P
448
Index_R
449
Index_S
449
Index_T
451
Index_U
451
Index_V
452
Index_W
452

FAQ about the 2012 Buick Regal Manual

What contains the 2012 Regal manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Regal owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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