2012 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2012 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
6.51 MB

Table of Contents

2012 Cadillac CTS/CTS-V 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
Starting the Engine
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
12
Liftgate
13
Trunk Release
13
Windows
14
Seat Adjustment
14
Memory Features
16
Heated and Ventilated Seats
17
Head Restraint Adjustment
17
Safety Belts
17
Passenger Sensing System
18
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
19
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
20
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
22
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
23
Radio(s)
23
Satellite Radio
24
Portable Audio Devices
24
Bluetooth®
24
Mobile Apps
24
Steering Wheel Controls
25
Cruise Control
26
Navigation System
26
Driver Information Center (DIC)
26
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
27
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
28
Storage Compartments
28
Power Outlets
28
Universal Remote System
29
Sunroof
29
Performance and Maintenance
30
Traction Control System (TCS)
30
StabiliTrak® System
30
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
31
Engine Oil Life System
31
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
31
Roadside Service
32
OnStar®
32
Keys, Doors, and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
34
Keys
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access)
37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access)
39
Remote Vehicle Start
45
Door Locks (Sedan and Wagon)
47
Door Locks (Coupe)
48
Central Door Unlocking System
49
Power Door Locks
50
Delayed Locking
50
Automatic Door Locks
50
Lockout Protection
51
Safety Locks (Sedan and Wagon)
51
Doors
52
Trunk (Sedan, Coupe)
52
Liftgate
54
Vehicle Security
58
Anti-theft Alarm System
58
Immobilizer
59
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
59
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
60
Exterior Mirrors
62
Convex Mirrors
62
Power Mirrors
62
Folding Mirrors
62
Heated Mirrors
62
Interior Mirrors
63
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
63
Windows
63
Power Windows
64
Sun Visors
66
Roof
66
Sunroof
66
Seats and Restraints
69
Head Restraints
70
Active Head Restraints
71
Front Seats
71
Seat Adjustment
71
Easy Entry Seat (Coupe Models Only)
72
Power Seat Adjustment
72
Lumbar Adjustment
73
Thigh Support Adjustment
74
Reclining Seatbacks
74
Memory Seats
76
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
78
Rear Seats
79
Safety Belts
80
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
82
Lap-Shoulder Belt
83
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
86
Safety Belt Extender
87
Safety System Check
87
Safety Belt Care
88
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
88
Airbag System
89
Where Are the Airbags?
91
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
92
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
93
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
94
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
118
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
118
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
120
Storage
123
Storage Compartments
123
Instrument Panel Storage
123
Glove Box
123
Cupholders
123
Center Console Storage
124
Additional Storage Features
124
Cargo Cover (Wagon)
124
Cargo Management System (Wagon Only)
125
Cargo Net (Wagon)
126
Convenience Net (Sedan and Coupe)
127
Roof Rack System
128
Roof Rack System (Wagon)
128
Instruments and Controls
131
Controls
132
Steering Wheel Adjustment
132
Steering Wheel Controls
133
Heated Steering Wheel
134
Horn
134
Windshield Wiper/Washer
134
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
136
Headlamp Washer
137
Compass
138
Clock
139
Power Outlets
140
Cigarette Lighter
140
Ashtrays
141
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
141
Instrument Cluster
142
Speedometer
144
Odometer
144
Trip Odometer
144
Tachometer
144
Fuel Gauge
144
Boost Gauge
145
Engine Speed Limiter
146
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
146
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
147
Safety Belt Reminders
148
Airbag Readiness Light
148
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
149
Charging System Light
150
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
150
Brake System Warning Light
153
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
154
Up-Shift Light
155
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
155
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
155
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
156
Tire Pressure Light
156
Engine Oil Pressure Light
157
Security Light
157
High-Beam On Light
157
Front Fog Lamp Light
158
Lamps On Reminder
158
Cruise Control Light
158
Information Displays
158
Driver Information Center (DIC)
158
Vehicle Messages
163
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
163
Brake System Messages
164
Compass Messages
165
Cruise Control Messages
165
Door Ajar Messages
166
Engine Cooling System Messages
166
Engine Oil Messages
167
Engine Power Messages
168
Fuel System Messages
168
Key and Lock Messages
168
Lamp Messages
171
Object Detection System Messages
171
Ride Control System Messages
172
Airbag System Messages
174
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
175
Service Vehicle Messages
175
Tire Messages
175
Transmission Messages
176
Vehicle Speed Messages
177
Washer Fluid Messages
177
Vehicle Personalization
178
Universal Remote System
186
Universal Remote System Programming
186
Universal Remote System Operation
189
Lighting
191
Exterior Lighting
191
Exterior Lamp Controls
191
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
192
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
192
Flash-to-Pass
192
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
193
Automatic Headlamp System
193
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
194
Hazard Warning Flashers
195
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
195
Fog Lamps
196
Interior Lighting
196
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
196
Reading Lamps
197
Lighting Features
197
Entry Lighting
197
Exit Lighting
197
Parade Dimming
198
Battery Load Management
198
Battery Power Protection
199
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
199
Infotainment System
201
Introduction
201
Infotainment
201
Theft-Deterrent Feature
202
Operation
203
Radio
208
AM-FM Radio
208
Satellite Radio
211
Radio Reception
216
Backglass Antenna
217
Multi-Band Antenna
217
Audio Players
218
CD Player
218
CD/DVD Player
221
MP3
226
Hard Drive Device (HDD)
230
Auxiliary Devices
236
Phone
238
Bluetooth
238
Trademarks and License Agreements
246
Climate Controls
249
Climate Control Systems
249
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
249
Air Vents
254
Maintenance
254
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
254
Driving and Operating
257
Driving Information
258
Distracted Driving
258
Defensive Driving
259
Drunk Driving
259
Control of a Vehicle
260
Braking
260
Steering
260
Off-Road Recovery
261
Loss of Control
261
Competitive Driving
262
Driving on Wet Roads
263
Highway Hypnosis
264
Hill and Mountain Roads
264
Winter Driving
265
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
267
Vehicle Load Limits
268
Starting and Operating
272
New Vehicle Break-In
272
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
273
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
275
Starting the Engine
277
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
279
Engine Coolant Heater
279
Shifting Into Park
280
Shifting out of Park
282
Parking (Manual Transmission)
282
Parking over Things That Burn
283
Engine Exhaust
283
Running the Vehicle While Parked
284
Automatic Transmission
284
Manual Mode
286
Manual Transmission
288
Drive Systems
291
All-Wheel Drive
291
Brakes
291
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
291
Parking Brake (Manual)
292
Parking Brake (Electric)
293
Brake Assist (Except CTS-V)
295
Ride Control Systems
296
Traction Control System (TCS)
296
StabiliTrak® System
297
Competitive Driving Mode
298
Magnetic Ride Control
298
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
299
Cruise Control
299
Object Detection Systems
302
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
302
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
303
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
306
Fuel
308
Recommended Fuel
308
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
309
California Fuel Requirements
309
Fuels in Foreign Countries
309
Fuel Additives
310
Filling the Tank
311
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
312
Towing
313
General Towing Information
313
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
313
Trailer Towing (CTS-V and Coupe)
317
Trailer Towing (Except CTS-V and Coupe)
317
Towing Equipment
319
Conversions and Add-Ons
319
Add-On Electrical Equipment
319
Vehicle Care
321
General Information
323
California Proposition 65 Warning
323
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
323
Accessories and Modifications
323
Vehicle Checks
324
Doing Your Own Service Work
324
Hood
325
Engine Compartment Overview
326
Engine Cover
330
Engine Oil
330
Engine Oil Life System
333
Automatic Transmission Fluid
334
Manual Transmission Fluid
335
Hydraulic Clutch
335
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
335
Cooling System
338
Engine Coolant
339
Engine Overheating
344
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
345
Power Steering Fluid
346
Washer Fluid
346
Brakes
347
Brake Fluid
348
Battery
350
All-Wheel Drive
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
354
Headlamp Aiming
356
Bulb Replacement
358
Halogen Bulbs
358
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
359
LED Lighting
359
Fog Lamps
359
License Plate Lamp (Coupe and Sedan)
360
License Plate Lamp (Wagon)
360
Replacement Bulbs
361
Electrical System
361
Electrical System Overload
361
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
362
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Coupe and Sedan)
362
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Coupe and Sedan)
366
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Wagon)
370
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Wagon)
374
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Coupe and Sedan)
378
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Coupe and Sedan)
380
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Wagon)
382
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Wagon)
384
Wheels and Tires
386
Tires
386
Winter Tires
387
Low-Profile Tires
387
Tire Sidewall Labeling
388
Tire Designations
390
Tire Terminology and Definitions
391
Tire Pressure
394
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
395
Tire Pressure Monitor System
396
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
397
Tire Inspection
400
Tire Rotation
401
When It Is Time for New Tires
402
Buying New Tires
403
Different Size Tires and Wheels
405
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
405
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
407
Wheel Replacement
408
Tire Chains
409
If a Tire Goes Flat
409
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
411
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Wagon)
418
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Coupe)
419
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Sedan)
420
Tire Changing
421
Compact Spare Tire
429
Jump Starting
430
Towing
435
Towing the Vehicle
435
Recreational Vehicle Towing
435
Appearance Care
438
Exterior Care
438
Interior Care
441
Floor Mats
444
Service and Maintenance
445
General Information
445
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
447
Maintenance Schedule
448
Special Application Services
453
Additional Maintenance and Care
454
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
457
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
457
Maintenance Replacement Parts
459
Maintenance Records
461
Technical Data
465
Vehicle Identification
465
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
465
Service Parts Identification Label
465
Vehicle Data
466
Capacities and Specifications
466
Engine Drive Belt Routing
469
Customer Information
471
Customer Information
472
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
472
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
474
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
475
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
476
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
476
Online Owner Center
476
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
477
Roadside Service (U.S. and Canada)
477
Roadside Service (Mexico)
480
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
483
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
484
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
485
Service Publications Ordering Information
488
Reporting Safety Defects
489
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
489
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
489
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
490
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
490
Event Data Recorders
490
OnStar®
491
Navigation System
491
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
492
Radio Frequency Statement
492
OnStar
493
OnStar Overview
493
OnStar Services
494
Emergency
494
Security
494
Navigation
494
Connections
496
Diagnostics
497
OnStar Additional Information
497
Index
501
Index_A
501
Index_B
502
Index_C
502
Index_D
503
Index_E
504
Index_F
505
Index_G
506
Index_H
506
Index_I
506
Index_J
507
Index_K
507
Index_L
507
Index_M
508
Index_N
508
Index_O
509
Index_P
509
Index_R
510
Index_S
511
Index_T
512
Index_U
513
Index_V
513
Index_W
514

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  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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