2012 GMC Acadia Owner's Manual

2012 GMC Acadia owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
GMC
Model:
Acadia
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
5.61 MB

Table of Contents

2012 GMC Acadia/Acadia Denali 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
Liftgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
14
Second Row Seats
14
Third Row Seats
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Cruise Control
24
Navigation System
25
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
25
Storage Compartments
25
Power Outlets
26
Sunroof
26
Performance and Maintenance
27
StabiliTrak® System
27
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
27
Engine Oil Life System
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
29
OnStar®
29
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Remote Vehicle Start
35
Door Locks
37
Power Door Locks
38
Delayed Locking
38
Automatic Door Locks
39
Lockout Protection
39
Safety Locks
39
Doors
40
Liftgate
40
Vehicle Security
43
Anti-theft Alarm System
43
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation
44
Exterior Mirrors
46
Convex Mirrors
46
Power Mirrors
46
Folding Mirrors
47
Heated Mirrors
47
Automatic Dimming Mirror
48
Blind Spot Mirrors
48
Park Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
49
Manual Rearview Mirror
49
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Windows
50
Power Windows
50
Sun Visors
52
Roof
52
Sunroof
52
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Seat Adjustment
57
Power Seat Adjustment
58
Lumbar Adjustment
58
Reclining Seatbacks
59
Memory Seats
61
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
63
Third Row Seats
65
Safety Belts
68
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
69
Lap-Shoulder Belt
70
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
75
Safety Belt Extender
75
Safety System Check
76
Safety Belt Care
76
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
76
Airbag System
77
Where Are the Airbags?
79
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
81
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
82
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
82
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
83
Passenger Sensing System
84
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
89
Airbag System Check
90
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
90
Child Restraints
91
Older Children
91
Infants and Young Children
93
Child Restraint Systems
95
Where to Put the Restraint
97
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
99
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
106
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
106
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Passenger Seat)
108
Storage
111
Storage Compartments
111
Instrument Panel Storage
111
Glove Box
111
Cupholders
111
Armrest Storage
112
Center Console Storage
112
Floor Console Storage
113
Additional Storage Features
114
Cargo Cover
114
Cargo Tie-Downs
114
Cargo Management System
114
Convenience Net
114
Roof Rack System
115
Instruments and Controls
117
Controls
118
Steering Wheel Adjustment
118
Steering Wheel Controls
118
Horn
120
Windshield Wiper/Washer
120
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
121
Compass
122
Clock
124
Power Outlets
124
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
126
Instrument Cluster
127
Speedometer
128
Odometer
128
Tachometer
128
Fuel Gauge
128
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
129
Voltmeter Gauge
130
Safety Belt Reminders
130
Airbag Readiness Light
131
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
131
Charging System Light
132
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
133
Brake System Warning Light
135
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
136
Tow/Haul Mode Light
137
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
137
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
137
Tire Pressure Light
138
Engine Oil Pressure Light
138
Security Light
139
High-Beam On Light
139
Front Fog Lamp Light
139
Cruise Control Light
140
Information Displays
140
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
140
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Without DIC Buttons)
145
Head-Up Display (HUD)
147
Vehicle Messages
151
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
151
Brake System Messages
152
Cruise Control Messages
152
Door Ajar Messages
152
Engine Cooling System Messages
153
Engine Oil Messages
154
Engine Power Messages
154
Fuel System Messages
155
Key and Lock Messages
155
Lamp Messages
155
Object Detection System Messages
156
Ride Control System Messages
156
Airbag System Messages
157
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
157
Service Vehicle Messages
157
Tire Messages
157
Transmission Messages
158
Vehicle Reminder Messages
159
Vehicle Speed Messages
159
Washer Fluid Messages
160
Vehicle Personalization
160
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
160
Universal Remote System
168
Universal Remote System Programming
168
Universal Remote System Operation
171
Lighting
173
Exterior Lighting
173
Exterior Lamp Controls
173
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
174
Flash-to-Pass
175
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
175
Delayed Headlamps
175
Hazard Warning Flashers
176
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
176
Fog Lamps
177
Interior Lighting
177
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
177
Courtesy Lamps
177
Dome Lamps
177
Reading Lamps
178
Lighting Features
178
Entry Lighting
178
Delayed Entry Lighting
179
Delayed Exit Lighting
179
Parade Dimming
179
Battery Load Management
179
Battery Power Protection
180
Infotainment System
181
Introduction
181
Infotainment
181
Theft-Deterrent Feature
182
Operation
182
Radio
187
AM-FM Radio
187
Satellite Radio
188
Radio Reception
192
Multi-Band Antenna
193
Audio Players
194
CD Player
194
CD/DVD Player
196
MP3 (Radios with CD/USB)
204
MP3 (Radios with CD/DVD)
210
Auxiliary Devices
217
Rear Seat Infotainment
219
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
219
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
229
Rear Audio Controller (RAC)
230
Phone
231
Bluetooth
231
Trademarks and License Agreements
239
Climate Controls
241
Climate Control Systems
241
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
244
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate Control Only)
249
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
250
Air Vents
251
Maintenance
252
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
252
Driving and Operating
255
Driving Information
256
Distracted Driving
256
Defensive Driving
257
Drunk Driving
257
Control of a Vehicle
257
Braking
257
Steering
258
Off-Road Recovery
259
Loss of Control
259
Driving on Wet Roads
260
Highway Hypnosis
260
Hill and Mountain Roads
261
Winter Driving
261
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
263
Vehicle Load Limits
264
Starting and Operating
268
New Vehicle Break-In
268
Ignition Positions
269
Starting the Engine
270
Engine Heater
271
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
272
Shifting Into Park
272
Shifting out of Park
273
Parking over Things That Burn
274
Engine Exhaust
274
Running the Vehicle While Parked
275
Automatic Transmission
276
Manual Mode
277
Tow/Haul Mode
278
Drive Systems
279
All-Wheel Drive
279
Brakes
279
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
279
Parking Brake
280
Brake Assist
281
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
281
Ride Control Systems
282
StabiliTrak® System
282
Cruise Control
284
Object Detection Systems
286
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
286
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
287
Fuel
292
Recommended Fuel
292
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
292
California Fuel Requirements
293
Fuels in Foreign Countries
293
Fuel Additives
293
Filling the Tank
294
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
296
Towing
296
General Towing Information
296
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
297
Trailer Towing
301
Towing Equipment
303
Conversions and Add-Ons
305
Add-On Electrical Equipment
305
Vehicle Care
307
General Information
308
California Proposition 65 Warning
309
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
309
Accessories and Modifications
309
Vehicle Checks
310
Doing Your Own Service Work
310
Hood
311
Engine Compartment Overview
312
Engine Cover
314
Engine Oil
314
Engine Oil Life System
316
Automatic Transmission Fluid
317
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
318
Cooling System
319
Engine Coolant
320
Engine Overheating
324
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
325
Power Steering Fluid
326
Washer Fluid
327
Brakes
328
Brake Fluid
329
Battery
330
All-Wheel Drive
330
Starter Switch Check
330
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
331
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
331
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
331
Wiper Blade Replacement
332
Windshield Replacement
332
Headlamp Aiming
333
Bulb Replacement
333
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Stoplamps
333
License Plate Lamp
334
Replacement Bulbs
335
Electrical System
335
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
335
Electrical System Overload
335
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
336
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
336
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
339
Wheels and Tires
342
Tires
342
Tire Sidewall Labeling
342
Tire Designations
345
Tire Terminology and Definitions
345
Tire Pressure
348
Tire Pressure Monitor System
349
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
350
Tire Inspection
353
Tire Rotation
354
When It Is Time for New Tires
355
Buying New Tires
356
Different Size Tires and Wheels
357
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
358
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
359
Wheel Replacement
359
Tire Chains
360
If a Tire Goes Flat
361
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
363
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
370
Tire Changing
370
Compact Spare Tire
378
Jump Starting
379
Towing
383
Towing the Vehicle
383
Recreational Vehicle Towing
384
Appearance Care
387
Exterior Care
387
Interior Care
390
Floor Mats
393
Service and Maintenance
395
General Information
395
Maintenance Schedule
396
Special Application Services
402
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
406
Maintenance Replacement Parts
407
Maintenance Records
408
Technical Data
413
Vehicle Identification
413
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
413
Service Parts Identification Label
413
Vehicle Data
414
Capacities and Specifications
414
Engine Drive Belt Routing
415
Customer Information
417
Customer Information
417
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
417
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
419
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
420
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
421
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
422
Online Owner Center
422
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
423
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
423
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
425
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
428
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
429
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
430
Service Publications Ordering Information
432
Reporting Safety Defects
433
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
433
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
434
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
434
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
435
Event Data Recorders
435
OnStar®
436
Navigation System
436
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
436
Radio Frequency Statement
436
OnStar
437
Emergency
438
Security
438
Navigation
438
Connections
440
Diagnostics
441
OnStar Additional Information
441
Index
445
Index_A
445
Index_B
446
Index_C
446
Index_D
447
Index_E
448
Index_F
448
Index_G
449
Index_H
449
Index_I
450
Index_J
450
Index_K
450
Index_L
450
Index_M
451
Index_N
452
Index_O
452
Index_P
452
Index_R
453
Index_S
454
Index_T
455
Index_U
456
Index_V
456
Index_W
456

FAQ about the 2012 GMC Acadia Manual

What contains the 2012 Acadia manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Acadia

Where to download the 2012 GMC Acadia Owners Manual?

The GMC Acadia owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the GMC Acadia year 2012 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2012 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The GMC Acadia (2012) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2012 is available in English.

Posted by, John Mana author bio image
A passionate guy about car models, makes, and manuals.

Manual Questions

Do you have questions about the 2012 GMC Acadia owners manual?
Fill the form below and someone will help you!