2012 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

2012 Chevrolet Corvette owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
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Size:
5.73 MB

Table of Contents

2012 Chevrolet Corvette 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
Door Locks
11
Trunk Release
12
Windows
14
Seat Adjustment
14
Memory Features
15
Safety Belts
17
Passenger Sensing System
17
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
20
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
23
Radio(s)
23
Satellite Radio
24
Portable Audio Devices
24
Bluetooth®
24
Steering Wheel Controls
25
Cruise Control
25
Navigation System
26
Driver Information Center (DIC)
26
Power Outlets
27
Roof Panel
27
Convertible
27
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control System (TCS)
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Z06, Z16, and ZR1 Features
29
Engine Oil Life System
30
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Battery
30
Roadside Assistance Program
31
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
Door Locks
40
Power Door Locks
42
Automatic Door Locks
42
Lockout Protection
43
Doors
43
Hatch
43
Vehicle Security
46
Anti-theft Alarm System
46
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
48
Folding Mirrors
49
Heated Mirrors
49
Automatic Dimming Mirror
49
Interior Mirrors
49
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Windows
50
Power Windows
50
Sun Visors
51
Roof
51
Roof Panel
51
Convertible Top
56
Seats and Restraints
67
Head Restraints
68
Front Seats
68
Power Seat Adjustment
68
Lumbar Adjustment
68
Reclining Seatbacks
69
Memory Seats
70
Seatback Latches
73
Heated Front Seats
74
Safety Belts
74
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
76
Lap-Shoulder Belt
77
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
79
Safety Belt Extender
79
Safety System Check
80
Safety Belt Care
80
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
80
Airbag System
81
Where Are the Airbags?
83
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
93
Airbag System Check
94
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
94
Child Restraints
95
Older Children
95
Infants and Young Children
97
Child Restraint Systems
99
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) (Coupe and Convertible Models Only)
101
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) (Z06 and ZR1 Models Only)
102
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
105
Securing Child Restraints
106
Storage
111
Storage Compartments
111
Glove Box
111
Cupholders
111
Rear Storage
111
Center Console Storage
112
Additional Storage Features
112
Cargo Cover
112
Convenience Net
113
Instruments and Controls
115
Controls
116
Steering Wheel Adjustment
116
Steering Wheel Controls
117
Horn
118
Windshield Wiper/Washer
118
Compass
119
Clock
120
Power Outlets
120
Cigarette Lighter
121
Ashtrays
121
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
122
Instrument Cluster
123
Speedometer
126
Odometer
126
Tachometer
126
Fuel Gauge
126
Boost Gauge (ZR1)
127
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
128
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
130
Voltmeter Gauge
130
Safety Belt Reminders
131
Airbag Readiness Light
131
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
132
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
133
Brake System Warning Light
135
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
136
One-to-Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
136
Traction Off Light
137
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
137
Active Handling System Light
138
Tire Pressure Light
138
Security Light
139
High-Beam On Light
139
Front Fog Lamp Light
139
Lamps On Reminder
139
Information Displays
140
Driver Information Center (DIC)
140
Head-Up Display (HUD)
145
Vehicle Messages
149
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
149
Brake System Messages
150
Convertible Top Messages
151
Cruise Control Messages
152
Door Ajar Messages
152
Engine Cooling System Messages
153
Engine Oil Messages
154
Engine Power Messages
155
Fuel System Messages
155
Key and Lock Messages
156
Lamp Messages
157
Ride Control System Messages
158
Safety Belt Messages
162
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
163
Service Vehicle Messages
163
Starting the Vehicle Messages
163
Tire Messages
163
Transmission Messages
166
Vehicle Reminder Messages
167
Washer Fluid Messages
167
Vehicle Personalization
168
Universal Remote System
176
Universal Remote System Programming
177
Universal Remote System Operation
182
Lighting
183
Exterior Lighting
183
Exterior Lamp Controls
183
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
184
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
184
Flash-to-Pass
184
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
184
Twilight Sentinel
185
Hazard Warning Flashers
186
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
186
Fog Lamps
187
Interior Lighting
188
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
188
Courtesy Lamps
188
Reading Lamps
188
Lighting Features
188
Entry/Exit Lighting
188
Battery Power Protection
189
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
189
Infotainment System
191
Introduction
191
Infotainment
191
Theft-Deterrent Feature
192
Operation
192
Radio
195
AM-FM Radio
195
Satellite Radio
197
Radio Reception
200
Diversity Antenna System
201
Satellite Radio Antenna
201
Audio Players
201
CD Player
201
Auxiliary Devices
206
Phone
206
Bluetooth
206
Trademarks and License Agreements
214
Climate Controls
215
Climate Control Systems
215
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
215
Air Vents
220
Maintenance
221
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
221
Driving and Operating
223
Driving Information
224
Distracted Driving
224
Defensive Driving
225
Drunk Driving
225
Control of a Vehicle
226
Braking
226
Steering
226
Off-Road Recovery
227
Loss of Control
227
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
228
Driving on Wet Roads
231
Highway Hypnosis
232
Hill and Mountain Roads
232
Winter Driving
233
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
235
Vehicle Load Limits
236
Starting and Operating
240
New Vehicle Break-In
240
Front Air Dam
241
Ignition Positions
242
Starting the Engine
244
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
246
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
246
Shifting out of Park
247
Parking (Manual Transmission)
248
Parking over Things That Burn
248
Engine Exhaust
248
Running the Vehicle While Parked
249
Automatic Transmission
249
Manual Mode
251
Manual Transmission
254
Brakes
257
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
257
Parking Brake
258
Brake Assist
258
Ride Control Systems
258
Traction Control System (TCS)
258
Active Handling System
260
Competitive Driving Mode
261
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
265
Selective Ride Control
265
Cruise Control
267
Fuel
270
Recommended Fuel
270
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
271
California Fuel Requirements
271
Fuels in Foreign Countries
271
Fuel Additives
272
Filling the Tank
273
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
275
Towing
276
General Towing Information
276
Conversions and Add-Ons
276
Add-On Electrical Equipment
276
Vehicle Care
277
General Information
278
California Proposition 65 Warning
279
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
279
Accessories and Modifications
279
Lifting the Vehicle
280
Vehicle Checks
283
Doing Your Own Service Work
283
Hood
283
Engine Compartment Overview
284
Engine Oil
290
Engine Oil Life System
295
Automatic Transmission Fluid
296
Manual Transmission Fluid
297
Hydraulic Clutch
297
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
298
Cooling System (Engine)
301
Cooling System (Intercooler)
302
Engine Coolant
302
Engine Overheating
306
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
308
Power Steering Fluid
308
Washer Fluid
310
Brakes
310
Brake Fluid
314
Battery
316
Rear Axle
316
Starter Switch Check
317
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
318
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
318
Wiper Blade Replacement
319
Windshield Replacement
319
Headlamp Aiming
320
Bulb Replacement
320
Halogen Bulbs
320
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
320
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
321
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
322
Replacement Bulbs
322
Electrical System
322
Electrical System Overload
322
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
323
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
324
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
327
Wheels and Tires
330
Tires
330
Winter Tires
331
Run-Flat Tires
332
Low-Profile Tires
333
Sport Cup Tires
333
Tire Sidewall Labeling
334
Tire Designations
335
Tire Terminology and Definitions
335
Tire Pressure
338
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
340
Tire Pressure Monitor System
340
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
342
Tire Inspection
344
Tire Rotation
344
When It Is Time for New Tires
345
Buying New Tires
346
Different Size Tires and Wheels
348
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
348
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
350
Wheel Replacement
350
Tire Chains
352
If a Tire Goes Flat
353
Jump Starting
354
Towing
358
Towing the Vehicle
358
Recreational Vehicle Towing
358
Appearance Care
358
Exterior Care
358
Interior Care
362
Floor Mats
365
Service and Maintenance
367
General Information
367
Maintenance Schedule
369
Special Application Services
374
Additional Maintenance and Care
374
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
378
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
378
Maintenance Replacement Parts
380
Maintenance Records
381
Technical Data
385
Vehicle Identification
385
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
385
Service Parts Identification Label
385
Vehicle Data
386
Capacities and Specifications
386
Engine Drive Belt Routing
389
Customer Information
391
Customer Information
391
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
391
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
393
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
395
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
396
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
396
Online Owner Center
397
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
398
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
398
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
400
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
403
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
404
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
405
Service Publications Ordering Information
408
Reporting Safety Defects
409
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
409
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
409
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
409
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
410
Event Data Recorders
410
OnStar®
411
Navigation System
411
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
411
Radio Frequency Statement
411
OnStar
413
OnStar Overview
413
OnStar Services
414
Emergency
414
Security
414
Navigation
414
Connections
416
Diagnostics
417
OnStar Additional Information
417
Index
421
Index_A
421
Index_B
422
Index_C
422
Index_D
423
Index_E
424
Index_F
424
Index_G
425
Index_H
425
Index_I
426
Index_J
426
Index_K
426
Index_L
426
Index_M
427
Index_N
427
Index_O
427
Index_P
428
Index_R
429
Index_S
429
Index_T
430
Index_U
431
Index_V
432
Index_W
432

FAQ about the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Manual

What contains the 2012 Corvette manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Corvette
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Corvette, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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