2012 Cadillac Srx Owner's Manual

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

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Size:
7.57 MB

Table of Contents

2012 Cadillac SRX 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
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
17
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Throttle and Brake Pedal 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
25
Steering Wheel Controls
25
Cruise Control
26
Navigation System
26
Driver Information Center (DIC)
26
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
27
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
27
Storage Compartments
27
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
28
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control System (TCS)
28
StabiliTrak® System
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
29
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
29
Engine Oil Life System
29
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
30
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Service
30
OnStar®
31
Keys, Doors, and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
34
Keys
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
35
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
35
Remote Vehicle Start
42
Door Locks
44
Power Door Locks
44
Safety Locks
46
Doors
46
Liftgate
46
Vehicle Security
50
Anti-theft Alarm System
50
Immobilizer
51
Immobilizer Operation
52
Exterior Mirrors
53
Convex Mirrors
53
Power Mirrors
53
Folding Mirrors
53
Heated Mirrors
54
Automatic Dimming Mirror
54
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
55
Interior Mirrors
55
Manual Rearview Mirror
55
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
55
Windows
56
Power Windows
56
Sun Visors
59
Roof
59
Sunroof
59
Seats and Restraints
61
Head Restraints
62
Front Seats
64
Seat Adjustment
64
Power Seat Adjustment
65
Lumbar Adjustment
65
Thigh Support Adjustment
65
Reclining Seatbacks
66
Memory Seats
67
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
70
Rear Seats
71
Heated Rear Seats
73
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
73
Safety Belts
74
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
75
Lap-Shoulder Belt
77
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
81
Safety Belt Extender
81
Safety System Check
81
Safety Belt Care
82
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
82
Airbag System
83
Where Are the Airbags?
85
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
86
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
87
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
88
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
88
Passenger Sensing System
90
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
94
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
95
Airbag System Check
96
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
96
Child Restraints
97
Older Children
97
Infants and Young Children
99
Child Restraint Systems
102
Where to Put the Restraint
104
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
105
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
113
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
114
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
116
Storage
121
Storage Compartments
121
Glove Box
121
Cupholders
121
Front Storage
122
Armrest Storage
122
Center Console Storage
122
Additional Storage Features
123
Cargo Cover
123
Cargo Tie-Downs
124
Cargo Management System
124
Cargo Net
129
Convenience Net
130
Roof Rack System
131
Instruments and Controls
133
Controls
134
Steering Wheel Adjustment
134
Steering Wheel Controls
134
Heated Steering Wheel
135
Horn
136
Windshield Wiper/Washer
136
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
138
Headlamp Washer
139
Compass
139
Clock (Analog Clock)
139
Clock (Digital Clock)
140
Power Outlets
141
Cigarette Lighter
141
Ashtrays
142
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
142
Instrument Cluster
143
Speedometer
144
Odometer
144
Tachometer
144
Fuel Gauge
144
Fuel Economy Gauge
145
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
146
Safety Belt Reminders
147
Airbag Readiness Light
148
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
149
Charging System Light
150
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
150
Brake System Warning Light
153
Electric Parking Brake Light
153
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
154
Traction Off Light
155
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
155
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
156
Tire Pressure Light
156
Engine Oil Pressure Light
157
Fuel Economy Light
157
Low Fuel Warning Light
158
Security Light
158
High-Beam On Light
158
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
158
Front Fog Lamp Light
159
Lamps On Reminder
159
Cruise Control Light
159
Information Displays
159
Driver Information Center (DIC)
159
Vehicle Messages
164
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
164
Brake System Messages
165
Compass Messages
165
Cruise Control Messages
165
Door Ajar Messages
166
Engine Cooling System Messages
166
Engine Oil Messages
167
Engine Power Messages
167
Fuel System Messages
167
Key and Lock Messages
168
Lamp Messages
168
Object Detection System Messages
169
Ride Control System Messages
169
Airbag System Messages
169
Safety Belt Messages
170
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
170
Service Vehicle Messages
170
Starting the Vehicle Messages
170
Tire Messages
170
Transmission Messages
171
Vehicle Reminder Messages
171
Vehicle Speed Messages
172
Washer Fluid Messages
172
Vehicle Personalization
172
Universal Remote System
178
Universal Remote System Programming
178
Universal Remote System Operation
181
Lighting
183
Exterior Lighting
183
Exterior Lamp Controls
183
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
184
Flash-to-Pass
184
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
185
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
185
Twilight Sentinel
186
Hazard Warning Flashers
187
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
188
Front Fog Lamps
188
Interior Lighting
189
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
189
Cargo Lamp
189
Courtesy Lamps
189
Dome Lamps
189
Reading Lamps
190
Lighting Features
190
Entry Lighting
190
Exit Lighting
190
Battery Load Management
191
Infotainment System
193
Introduction
193
Infotainment
193
Theft-Deterrent Feature
194
Overview (Radio with CD)
195
Overview (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM)
197
Operation
199
Radio
203
AM-FM Radio
203
Satellite Radio
206
Radio Reception
210
Multi-Band Antenna
210
Audio Players
211
CD Player (Radio with CD)
211
CD/DVD Player
213
Mass Storage Media (MEM)
217
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD)
221
Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM)
227
Rear Seat Infotainment
229
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
229
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
239
Phone
241
Bluetooth (Overview)
241
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
243
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
247
Bluetooth (UHP Mexico Only)
254
Trademarks and License Agreements
265
Climate Controls
271
Climate Control Systems
271
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
271
Rear Climate Control System
275
Air Vents
276
Maintenance
276
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
276
Driving and Operating
279
Driving Information
280
Distracted Driving
280
Defensive Driving
281
Drunk Driving
281
Control of a Vehicle
282
Braking
282
Steering
282
Off-Road Recovery
283
Loss of Control
283
Driving on Wet Roads
284
Highway Hypnosis
285
Hill and Mountain Roads
285
Winter Driving
286
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
288
Vehicle Load Limits
288
Starting and Operating
294
New Vehicle Break-In
294
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
294
Ignition Positions
295
Starting the Gasoline Engine
297
Engine Heater
298
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
299
Shifting Into Park
299
Shifting out of Park
300
Parking over Things That Burn
301
Engine Exhaust
301
Running the Vehicle While Parked
302
Automatic Transmission
302
Manual Mode
304
Fuel Economy Mode
306
Drive Systems
306
All-Wheel Drive
306
Brakes
307
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
307
Parking Brake
308
Brake Assist
310
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
310
Ride Control Systems
310
Traction Control System (TCS)
310
StabiliTrak® System
312
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
313
Selective Ride Control
313
Cruise Control
314
Object Detection Systems
316
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
316
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
320
Fuel
324
Recommended Fuel
324
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
325
California Fuel Requirements
325
Fuels in Foreign Countries
325
Fuel Additives
326
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
327
Filling the Tank
328
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
330
Towing
330
General Towing Information
330
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
331
Trailer Towing
335
Towing Equipment
338
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
339
Conversions and Add-Ons
339
Add-On Electrical Equipment
339
Vehicle Care
341
General Information
343
California Proposition 65 Warning
343
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
343
Accessories and Modifications
344
Vehicle Checks
344
Doing Your Own Service Work
344
Hood
345
Engine Compartment Overview
346
Engine Cover
347
Engine Oil
348
Engine Oil Life System
350
Automatic Transmission Fluid
352
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
352
Cooling System
354
Engine Coolant
355
Engine Overheating
358
Power Steering Fluid
360
Washer Fluid
361
Brakes
362
Brake Fluid
363
Battery
364
All-Wheel Drive
365
Starter Switch Check
365
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
366
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
366
Wiper Blade Replacement
367
Headlamp Aiming
368
Bulb Replacement
372
Halogen Bulbs
372
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
372
Headlamps
372
Turn Signal Lamps
377
Back-Up Lamps
378
License Plate Lamp
380
Replacement Bulbs
380
Electrical System
381
Electrical System Overload
381
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
381
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
382
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
384
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
386
Wheels and Tires
389
Tires
389
Tire Sidewall Labeling
390
Tire Designations
392
Tire Terminology and Definitions
393
Tire Pressure
396
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
397
Tire Pressure Monitor System
398
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
399
Tire Inspection
402
Tire Rotation
403
When It Is Time for New Tires
404
Buying New Tires
405
Different Size Tires and Wheels
407
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
407
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
409
Wheel Replacement
409
Tire Chains
410
If a Tire Goes Flat
411
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
413
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
420
Tire Changing
421
Compact Spare Tire
428
Jump Starting
428
Towing
433
Towing the Vehicle
433
Recreational Vehicle Towing
433
Appearance Care
437
Exterior Care
437
Interior Care
440
Floor Mats
443
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
458
Maintenance Records
459
Technical Data
463
Vehicle Identification
463
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
463
Service Parts Identification Label
463
Vehicle Data
464
Capacities and Specifications
464
Engine Drive Belt Routing
465
Customer Information
467
Customer Information
467
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
467
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
469
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
471
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
471
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
472
Online Owner Center
472
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
473
Roadside Service (U.S. and Canada)
474
Roadside Service (Mexico)
476
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
480
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
480
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
482
Service Publications Ordering Information
484
Reporting Safety Defects
485
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
485
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
486
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
486
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
487
Event Data Recorders
487
OnStar®
488
Navigation System
488
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
489
Radio Frequency Statement
489
OnStar
491
OnStar Overview
491
OnStar Services
492
Emergency
492
Security
492
Navigation
492
Connections
494
Diagnostics
495
OnStar Additional Information
495
Index
499
Index_A
499
Index_B
500
Index_C
500
Index_D
502
Index_E
502
Index_F
503
Index_G
504
Index_H
504
Index_I
505
Index_J
505
Index_K
505
Index_L
505
Index_M
506
Index_N
507
Index_O
507
Index_P
507
Index_R
508
Index_S
509
Index_T
511
Index_U
512
Index_V
512
Index_W
512

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  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
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  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Srx owners can do

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