2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Avalanche
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
6.68 MB

Table of Contents

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche 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
Midgate®
11
Tailgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
15
Second Row Seats
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
17
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
19
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
20
Interior Lighting
20
Exterior Lighting
21
Windshield Wiper/Washer
21
Climate Controls
22
Transmission
23
Four-Wheel Drive
24
Vehicle Features
25
Radio(s)
25
Satellite Radio
26
Portable Audio Devices
27
Bluetooth®
27
Steering Wheel Controls
27
Cruise Control
28
Navigation System
28
Driver Information Center (DIC)
29
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
30
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
30
Power Outlets
30
Universal Remote System
30
Sunroof
31
Performance and Maintenance
32
StabiliTrak® System
32
Tire Pressure Monitor
32
Engine Oil Life System
32
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
33
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
33
Roadside Assistance Program
34
OnStar®
34
Keys, Doors, and Windows
35
Keys and Locks
36
Keys
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
37
Remote Vehicle Start
39
Door Locks
41
Power Door Locks
42
Delayed Locking
42
Automatic Door Locks
42
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks
42
Doors
43
Midgate®
43
Tailgate
49
Power Assist Steps
50
Vehicle Security
50
Anti-theft Alarm System
50
Immobilizer
52
Immobilizer Operation
52
Exterior Mirrors
53
Convex Mirrors
53
Power Mirrors
54
Folding Mirrors
55
Heated Mirrors
55
Automatic Dimming Mirror
55
Park Tilt Mirrors
56
Interior Mirrors
56
Manual Rearview Mirror
56
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
56
Windows
57
Power Windows
58
Sun Visors
59
Roof
59
Sunroof
59
Seats and Restraints
61
Head Restraints
62
Front Seats
63
Seat Adjustment
63
Center Seat
64
Power Seat Adjustment
64
Lumbar Adjustment
64
Reclining Seatbacks
65
Memory Seats
67
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
68
Rear Seats
70
Safety Belts
71
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
72
Lap-Shoulder Belt
73
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
78
Lap Belt
78
Safety Belt Extender
79
Safety System Check
79
Safety Belt Care
79
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
80
Airbag System
80
Where Are the Airbags?
82
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
84
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
85
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
86
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
86
Passenger Sensing System
88
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
92
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
92
Airbag System Check
93
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
94
Child Restraints
94
Older Children
94
Infants and Young Children
97
Child Restraint Systems
99
Where to Put the Restraint
101
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
103
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
109
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
109
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
111
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
112
Storage
115
Storage Compartments
115
Glove Box
115
Cupholders
115
Overhead Console
115
Armrest Storage
115
Center Console Storage
115
Top-Box Storage
116
Luggage/Load Locations
116
Cargo Area
116
Additional Storage Features
119
Cargo Cover Panels
119
Cargo Tie-Downs
125
Roof Rack System
125
Instruments and Controls
127
Controls
128
Steering Wheel Adjustment
128
Steering Wheel Controls
128
Horn
130
Windshield Wiper/Washer
130
Compass
131
Clock
133
Power Outlets
134
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
135
Instrument Cluster
136
Speedometer
137
Odometer
137
Trip Odometer
137
Tachometer
137
Fuel Gauge
137
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
138
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
139
Voltmeter Gauge
140
Safety Belt Reminders
140
Airbag Readiness Light
141
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
142
Charging System Light
143
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
144
Brake System Warning Light
146
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
147
Tow/Haul Mode Light
147
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
147
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
148
Tire Pressure Light
148
Engine Oil Pressure Light
149
Low Fuel Warning Light
149
Security Light
149
High-Beam On Light
150
Front Fog Lamp Light
150
Cruise Control Light
150
Information Displays
151
Driver Information Center (DIC)
151
Vehicle Messages
159
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
159
Brake System Messages
160
Door Ajar Messages
160
Engine Cooling System Messages
161
Engine Oil Messages
162
Engine Power Messages
162
Fuel System Messages
163
Key and Lock Messages
163
Lamp Messages
163
Object Detection System Messages
163
Ride Control System Messages
164
Airbag System Messages
165
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
165
Tire Messages
165
Transmission Messages
166
Vehicle Reminder Messages
167
Washer Fluid Messages
167
Vehicle Personalization
168
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
168
Universal Remote System
176
Universal Remote System Programming
176
Universal Remote System Operation
180
Lighting
181
Exterior Lighting
181
Exterior Lamp Controls
181
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
182
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
183
Flash-to-Pass
183
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
183
Automatic Headlamp System
183
Hazard Warning Flashers
184
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
185
Fog Lamps
185
Exterior Cargo Lamps
186
Interior Lighting
186
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
186
Dome Lamps
187
Reading Lamps
187
Lighting Features
187
Entry/Exit Lighting
187
Battery Load Management
187
Battery Power Protection
188
Infotainment System
189
Introduction
189
Infotainment
189
Theft-Deterrent Feature
190
Operation
191
Radio
196
AM-FM Radio
196
Satellite Radio
197
Radio Reception
200
Satellite Radio Antenna
201
Audio Players
201
CD Player
201
CD/DVD Player
206
Auxiliary Devices
217
Rear Seat Infotainment
221
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
221
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
231
Phone
233
Bluetooth
233
Trademarks and License Agreements
240
Climate Controls
241
Climate Control Systems
241
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
244
Air Vents
250
Driving and Operating
251
Driving Information
252
Distracted Driving
252
Defensive Driving
253
Drunk Driving
253
Control of a Vehicle
253
Braking
253
Steering
254
Off-Road Recovery
255
Loss of Control
255
Off-Road Driving
256
Driving on Wet Roads
261
Highway Hypnosis
262
Hill and Mountain Roads
262
Winter Driving
263
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
264
Vehicle Load Limits
266
Truck-Camper Loading Information
270
Starting and Operating
271
New Vehicle Break-In
271
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
271
Ignition Positions
272
Starting the Engine
274
Engine Heater
275
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
276
Shifting Into Park
276
Shifting out of Park
277
Parking over Things That Burn
278
Active Fuel Management®
278
Engine Exhaust
279
Running the Vehicle While Parked
279
Automatic Transmission
280
Manual Mode
283
Tow/Haul Mode
284
Drive Systems
285
Four-Wheel Drive (Two Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
285
Four-Wheel Drive (Single Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
289
Brakes
291
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
291
Parking Brake
292
Brake Assist
293
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
293
Ride Control Systems
294
StabiliTrak® System
294
Locking Rear Axle
297
Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
297
Automatic Level Control
297
Cruise Control
298
Object Detection Systems
300
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
300
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
302
Fuel
306
Recommended Fuel
307
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
307
California Fuel Requirements
307
Fuels in Foreign Countries
308
Fuel Additives
308
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
309
Filling the Tank
310
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
312
Towing
312
General Towing Information
312
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
313
Trailer Towing
317
Towing Equipment
321
Add-On Electrical Equipment
330
Vehicle Care
331
General Information
332
California Proposition 65 Warning
332
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
333
Accessories and Modifications
333
Vehicle Checks
334
Doing Your Own Service Work
334
Hood
335
Engine Compartment Overview
336
Engine Oil
338
Engine Oil Life System
340
Automatic Transmission Fluid
341
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
344
Cooling System
346
Engine Coolant
347
Engine Overheating
350
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
352
Engine Fan
353
Power Steering Fluid
353
Washer Fluid
354
Brakes
355
Brake Fluid
356
Battery
357
Four-Wheel Drive
358
Front Axle
359
Rear Axle
359
Starter Switch Check
360
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
361
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
361
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
362
Wiper Blade Replacement
362
Glass Replacement
363
Headlamp Aiming
363
Bulb Replacement
365
Halogen Bulbs
365
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
365
License Plate Lamp
366
Replacement Bulbs
367
Electrical System
367
Electrical System Overload
367
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
368
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
368
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
372
Wheels and Tires
376
Tires
376
Tire Sidewall Labeling
377
Tire Designations
379
Tire Terminology and Definitions
380
Tire Pressure
383
Tire Pressure Monitor System
384
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
385
Tire Inspection
388
Tire Rotation
389
When It Is Time for New Tires
390
Buying New Tires
391
Different Size Tires and Wheels
392
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
392
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
394
Wheel Replacement
394
Tire Chains
395
If a Tire Goes Flat
396
Tire Changing
397
Secondary Latch System
407
Full-Size Spare Tire
409
Jump Starting
410
Towing
414
Towing the Vehicle
414
Recreational Vehicle Towing
415
Appearance Care
419
Exterior Care
419
Interior Care
422
Floor Mats
425
Service and Maintenance
427
General Information
427
Maintenance Schedule
429
Special Application Services
434
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
437
Maintenance Replacement Parts
439
Maintenance Records
440
Technical Data
443
Vehicle Identification
443
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
443
Service Parts Identification Label
443
Vehicle Data
444
Capacities and Specifications
444
Engine Drive Belt Routing
446
Customer Information
447
Customer Information
447
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
447
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
449
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
450
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
451
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
452
Online Owner Center
452
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
453
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
453
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
455
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
458
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
459
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
460
Service Publications Ordering Information
462
Reporting Safety Defects
463
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
463
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
464
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
464
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
465
Event Data Recorders
465
OnStar®
466
Navigation System
466
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
466
Radio Frequency Statement
466
OnStar
467
OnStar Overview
467
OnStar Services
468
Emergency
468
Security
468
Navigation
468
Connections
469
Diagnostics
471
OnStar Additional Information
471
Index
475
Index_A
475
Index_B
476
Index_C
476
Index_D
477
Index_E
478
Index_F
479
Index_G
480
Index_H
480
Index_I
481
Index_J
481
Index_K
481
Index_L
481
Index_M
482
Index_N
483
Index_O
483
Index_P
483
Index_R
484
Index_S
485
Index_T
486
Index_U
487
Index_V
487
Index_W
488

FAQ about the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Manual

What contains the 2012 Avalanche manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Avalanche owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Avalanche

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