2012 Chevrolet Camaro Owner's Manual

2012 Chevrolet Camaro owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Camaro
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
5.75 MB

Table of Contents

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 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
Trunk Release
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Heated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
17
Transmission
18
Vehicle Features
19
Radio(s)
19
Satellite Radio
20
Portable Audio Devices
20
Bluetooth®
20
Steering Wheel Controls
20
Cruise Control
21
Driver Information Center (DIC)
22
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
22
Power Outlets
22
Universal Remote System
23
Sunroof
23
Convertible
23
Performance and Maintenance
24
Traction Control System (TCS)
24
StabiliTrak® System
24
Tire Pressure Monitor
24
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
25
Engine Oil Life System
25
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
25
Roadside Assistance Program
26
OnStar®
26
Keys, Doors, and Windows
27
Keys and Locks
28
Keys
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
29
Remote Vehicle Start
31
Door Locks
33
Power Door Locks
34
Lockout Protection
34
Doors
35
Trunk
35
Vehicle Security
37
Anti-theft Alarm System
37
Immobilizer
38
Immobilizer Operation
38
Exterior Mirrors
39
Convex Mirrors
39
Power Mirrors
39
Heated Mirrors
39
Automatic Dimming Mirror
39
Interior Mirrors
40
Manual Rearview Mirror
40
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
40
Windows
40
Power Windows
41
Sun Visors
43
Roof
43
Sunroof
43
Convertible Top
45
Seats and Restraints
51
Head Restraints
52
Front Seats
53
Seat Adjustment
53
Power Seat Adjustment
54
Reclining Seatbacks
54
Seatback Latches
55
Heated Front Seats
56
Rear Seats
57
Safety Belts
58
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
59
Lap-Shoulder Belt
61
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
65
Safety Belt Extender
65
Safety System Check
66
Safety Belt Care
66
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
66
Airbag System
67
Where Are the Airbags?
69
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
71
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
73
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
73
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
74
Passenger Sensing System
75
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Airbag System Check
82
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
82
Child Restraints
83
Older Children
83
Infants and Young Children
85
Child Restraint Systems
88
Where to Put the Restraint
90
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
91
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
96
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
97
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Passenger Seat)
99
Storage
103
Storage Compartments
103
Glove Box
103
Rear Storage
103
Center Console Storage
104
Additional Storage Features
105
Tonneau Cover
105
Convenience Net
107
Instruments and Controls
109
Controls
110
Steering Wheel Adjustment
110
Steering Wheel Controls
110
Horn
111
Windshield Wiper/Washer
111
Compass
112
Clock
113
Power Outlets
113
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
114
Instrument Cluster
115
Speedometer
117
Odometer
117
Trip Odometer
117
Tachometer
117
Fuel Gauge
117
Boost Gauge (ZL1 Only)
118
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
119
Engine Oil Temperature Gauge
120
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
121
Transmission Temperature Gauge (Except ZL1)
122
Voltmeter Gauge
122
Safety Belt Reminders
123
Airbag Readiness Light
124
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
125
Charging System Light
126
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
126
Brake System Warning Light
129
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
130
Traction Off Light
130
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
131
Traction Control System (TCS) OFF/StabiliTrak® OFF Light
131
Tire Pressure Light
132
Engine Oil Pressure Light
132
Immobilizer Light
133
High-Beam On Light
133
Front Fog Lamp Light
133
Taillamp Indicator Light
133
Cruise Control Light
133
Information Displays
134
Driver Information Center (DIC)
134
Head-Up Display (HUD)
138
Vehicle Messages
143
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
143
Brake System Messages
143
Compass Messages
144
Convertible Top Messages
144
Cruise Control Messages
145
Door Ajar Messages
145
Engine Cooling System Messages
145
Engine Oil Messages
146
Engine Power Messages
146
Fuel System Messages
147
Key and Lock Messages
147
Lamp Messages
147
Object Detection System Messages
148
Ride Control System Messages
148
Airbag System Messages
151
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
151
Service Vehicle Messages
151
Tire Messages
151
Transmission Messages
152
Vehicle Reminder Messages
153
Vehicle Speed Messages
153
Window Messages
153
Vehicle Personalization
154
Universal Remote System
157
Universal Remote System Programming
157
Universal Remote System Operation
160
Lighting
161
Exterior Lighting
161
Exterior Lamp Controls
161
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
162
Flash-to-Pass
163
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
163
Automatic Headlamp System
163
Hazard Warning Flashers
164
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
165
Front Fog Lamps
165
Interior Lighting
166
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
166
Dome Lamps
166
Lighting Features
166
Entry Lighting
166
Theater Dimming
166
Battery Load Management
167
Battery Power Protection
167
Infotainment System
169
Introduction
169
Infotainment
169
Theft-Deterrent Feature
170
Overview
171
Operation
172
Radio
176
AM-FM Radio
176
Satellite Radio
178
Radio Reception
181
Fixed Mast Antenna
182
Backglass Antenna
182
Diversity Antenna System
182
Satellite Radio Antenna
182
Audio Players
183
CD Player
183
Auxiliary Devices
185
Phone
191
Bluetooth (Overview)
191
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
193
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
196
Climate Controls
203
Climate Control Systems
203
Air Vents
206
Driving and Operating
207
Driving Information
208
Distracted Driving
208
Defensive Driving
209
Drunk Driving
209
Control of a Vehicle
209
Braking
210
Steering
210
Off-Road Recovery
211
Loss of Control
212
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
212
Driving on Wet Roads
215
Highway Hypnosis
216
Hill and Mountain Roads
216
Winter Driving
217
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
219
Vehicle Load Limits
220
Starting and Operating
225
New Vehicle Break-In
225
Front Fascia
225
Ignition Positions
226
Starting the Engine
228
Engine Heater
230
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
231
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
231
Shifting out of Park
232
Parking (Manual Transmission)
234
Parking over Things That Burn
234
Active Fuel Management®
235
Engine Exhaust
235
Running the Vehicle While Parked
236
Automatic Transmission
236
Manual Mode
240
Manual Transmission
243
Brakes
245
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
245
Parking Brake
246
Brake Assist
247
Ride Control Systems
247
Traction Control System (TCS)
247
StabiliTrak® System
249
Competitive Driving Mode
250
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
254
Selective Ride Control
255
Cruise Control
256
Object Detection Systems
258
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
258
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
260
Fuel
262
Recommended Fuel
262
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
263
California Fuel Requirements
263
Fuels in Foreign Countries
264
Fuel Additives
264
Filling the Tank
265
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
267
Towing
267
General Towing Information
267
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
268
Trailer Towing (ZL1)
272
Trailer Towing (Except ZL1)
272
Towing Equipment
273
Conversions and Add-Ons
274
Add-On Electrical Equipment
274
Vehicle Care
275
General Information
277
California Proposition 65 Warning
277
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
277
Accessories and Modifications
278
Vehicle Checks
278
Doing Your Own Service Work
278
Hood
279
Engine Compartment Overview
280
Engine Cover
285
Engine Oil
287
Engine Oil Life System
290
Automatic Transmission Fluid
291
Manual Transmission Fluid
291
Hydraulic Clutch
291
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (Except ZL1)
292
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (ZL1 Only)
293
Cooling System (Except ZL1 Engines)
294
Cooling System (ZL1 Engine Only)
296
Cooling System (Intercooler)
297
Engine Coolant
298
Engine Overheating
304
Power Steering Fluid (Except ZL1)
305
Power Steering Fluid (ZL1 Only)
306
Washer Fluid
306
Brakes
307
Brake Fluid
308
Battery
309
Rear Axle
310
Starter Switch Check
310
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
311
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
311
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
311
Wiper Blade Replacement
312
Windshield Replacement
312
Headlamp Aiming
313
Bulb Replacement
315
Halogen Bulbs
315
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
316
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps (Base Vehicle)
316
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps (Uplevel Vehicle)
317
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
318
Fog Lamps
319
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
319
License Plate Lamp
320
Replacement Bulbs
320
Electrical System
321
Electrical System Overload
321
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
321
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
322
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
324
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
326
Wheels and Tires
328
Tires
328
All-Season Tires
329
Winter Tires
329
Summer Tires
330
Tire Sidewall Labeling
330
Tire Designations
332
Tire Terminology and Definitions
333
Tire Pressure
336
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
337
Tire Pressure Monitor System
338
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
339
Tire Inspection
342
Tire Rotation
342
When It Is Time for New Tires
344
Buying New Tires
345
Different Size Tires and Wheels
347
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
347
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
349
Wheel Replacement
349
Tire Chains
350
If a Tire Goes Flat
351
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
352
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
359
Tire Changing
360
Compact Spare Tire
366
Jump Starting
367
Towing
370
Towing the Vehicle
370
Recreational Vehicle Towing
370
Appearance Care
371
Exterior Care
371
Interior Care
375
Floor Mats
377
Service and Maintenance
379
General Information
379
Maintenance Schedule
381
Special Application Services
386
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
390
Maintenance Replacement Parts
392
Maintenance Records
393
Technical Data
397
Vehicle Identification
397
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
397
Service Parts Identification Label
397
Vehicle Data
398
Capacities and Specifications
398
Engine Drive Belt Routing
402
Customer Information
403
Customer Information
403
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
403
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
405
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
407
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
407
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
408
Online Owner Center
408
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
409
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
409
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
412
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
415
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
416
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
417
Service Publications Ordering Information
420
Reporting Safety Defects
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
421
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
422
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
422
Event Data Recorders
422
OnStar®
423
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
423
Radio Frequency Statement
424
OnStar
425
OnStar Overview
425
OnStar Services
426
Emergency
426
Security
426
Navigation
426
Connections
428
Diagnostics
429
OnStar Additional Information
429
Index
433
Index_A
433
Index_B
434
Index_C
434
Index_D
435
Index_E
436
Index_F
436
Index_G
437
Index_H
437
Index_I
438
Index_J
438
Index_K
438
Index_L
438
Index_M
439
Index_N
439
Index_O
439
Index_P
440
Index_R
441
Index_S
441
Index_T
443
Index_U
444
Index_V
444
Index_W
444

FAQ about the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Manual

What contains the 2012 Camaro manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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