2012 GMC Terrain Owner's Manual

2012 GMC Terrain owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
GMC
Model:
Terrain
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
5.52 MB

Table of Contents

2012 GMC Terrain 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
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Heated Seats
17
Head Restraint Adjustment
17
Safety Belts
17
Passenger Sensing System
18
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
19
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Parking Brake
22
Transmission
23
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
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
27
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
27
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
28
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
28
Roof Rack System
28
Power Outlets
28
Performance and Maintenance
29
Traction Control System (TCS)
29
StabiliTrak® System
29
Tire Pressure Monitor
29
Engine Oil Life System
30
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
30
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
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
Remote Vehicle Start
37
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
39
Liftgate (Manual)
41
Liftgate (Power)
42
Vehicle Security
46
Anti-theft Alarm System
46
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
49
Blind Spot Mirrors
49
Park Tilt Mirrors
50
Interior Mirrors
50
Manual Rearview Mirror
50
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
51
Windows
51
Power Windows
52
Sun Visors
53
Roof
53
Sunroof
53
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Seat Adjustment
57
Power Seat Adjustment
58
Lumbar Adjustment
59
Reclining Seatbacks
59
Memory Seats
61
Heated Front Seats
63
Rear Seats
64
Safety Belts
66
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
67
Lap-Shoulder Belt
68
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
73
Safety Belt Extender
73
Safety System Check
73
Safety Belt Care
74
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
74
Airbag System
75
Where Are the Airbags?
77
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
78
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
80
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
80
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
81
Passenger Sensing System
82
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Airbag System Check
89
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
90
Child Restraints
90
Older Children
90
Infants and Young Children
92
Child Restraint Systems
95
Where to Put the Restraint
97
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
100
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
105
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
105
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
108
Storage
113
Storage Compartments
113
Glove Box
113
Cupholders
113
Center Console Storage
113
Additional Storage Features
114
Cargo Cover
114
Cargo Tie-Downs
114
Convenience Net
114
Roof Rack System
114
Instruments and Controls
117
Controls
118
Steering Wheel Adjustment
118
Steering Wheel Controls
118
Horn
119
Windshield Wiper/Washer
119
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
121
Compass
121
Clock
122
Power Outlets
122
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
123
Instrument Cluster
124
Speedometer
125
Odometer
125
Tachometer
125
Fuel Gauge
125
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
126
Safety Belt Reminders
127
Airbag Readiness Light
127
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
128
Charging System Light
129
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
129
Brake System Warning Light
132
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
133
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
133
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
134
Traction Off Light
134
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
135
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
135
Tire Pressure Light
136
Engine Oil Pressure Light
136
Fuel Economy Light
137
Low Fuel Warning Light
137
Security Light
137
High-Beam On Light
138
Front Fog Lamp Light
138
Lamps On Reminder
138
Cruise Control Light
138
Information Displays
139
Driver Information Center (DIC)
139
Vehicle Messages
142
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
142
Brake System Messages
143
Compass Messages
143
Cruise Control Messages
143
Door Ajar Messages
143
Engine Cooling System Messages
144
Engine Oil Messages
144
Engine Power Messages
145
Fuel System Messages
145
Key and Lock Messages
145
Object Detection System Messages
145
Ride Control System Messages
146
Airbag System Messages
147
Safety Belt Messages
147
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
147
Service Vehicle Messages
147
Tire Messages
148
Transmission Messages
148
Vehicle Reminder Messages
149
Vehicle Personalization
149
Lighting
155
Exterior Lighting
155
Exterior Lamp Controls
155
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
156
Flash-to-Pass
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
156
Automatic Headlamp System
157
Hazard Warning Flashers
157
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
157
Fog Lamps
158
Interior Lighting
158
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
158
Dome Lamps
158
Reading Lamps
159
Lighting Features
159
Entry Lighting
159
Battery Load Management
159
Infotainment System
161
Introduction
161
Infotainment
161
Theft-Deterrent Feature
162
Overview
163
Radio
168
AM-FM Radio
168
Satellite Radio
170
Radio Reception
173
Multi-Band Antenna
173
Audio Players
174
CD Player
174
MP3
176
Auxiliary Devices
177
Rear Seat Infotainment
182
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
182
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
193
Phone
195
Bluetooth (Overview)
195
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
197
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
201
Trademarks and License Agreements
207
Climate Controls
209
Climate Control Systems
209
Automatic Climate Control System
211
Air Vents
213
Maintenance
214
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
214
Driving and Operating
215
Driving Information
216
Distracted Driving
216
Defensive Driving
217
Drunk Driving
217
Control of a Vehicle
218
Braking
218
Steering
218
Off-Road Recovery
219
Loss of Control
220
Off-Road Driving
221
Driving on Wet Roads
226
Highway Hypnosis
227
Hill and Mountain Roads
228
Winter Driving
229
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
231
Vehicle Load Limits
232
Starting and Operating
237
New Vehicle Break-In
237
Ignition Positions
238
Starting the Engine
240
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
242
Engine Coolant Heater
242
Shifting Into Park
243
Shifting out of Park
244
Parking over Things That Burn
244
Engine Exhaust
244
Running the Vehicle While Parked
245
Automatic Transmission
246
Manual Mode
247
Fuel Economy Mode
248
Drive Systems
249
All-Wheel Drive
249
Brakes
249
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
249
Parking Brake
250
Brake Assist
251
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
251
Ride Control Systems
251
Traction Control System (TCS)
251
StabiliTrak® System
253
Cruise Control
255
Object Detection Systems
257
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
257
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
260
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
262
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
265
Fuel
267
Recommended Fuel
268
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
268
California Fuel Requirements
269
Fuels in Foreign Countries
269
Fuel Additives
269
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
270
Filling the Tank
272
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
273
Towing
274
General Towing Information
274
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
274
Trailer Towing
278
Towing Equipment
280
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
281
Conversions and Add-Ons
281
Add-On Electrical Equipment
281
Vehicle Care
283
General Information
284
California Proposition 65 Warning
284
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
285
Accessories and Modifications
285
Vehicle Checks
286
Doing Your Own Service Work
286
Hood
287
Engine Compartment Overview
288
Engine Cover
291
Engine Oil
292
Engine Oil Life System
295
Automatic Transmission Fluid
296
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
296
Cooling System
298
Engine Coolant
299
Engine Overheating
303
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
305
Power Steering Fluid (3.0L V6 Engine)
305
Washer Fluid
306
Brakes
307
Brake Fluid
308
Battery
309
All-Wheel Drive
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
Headlamp Aiming
313
Bulb Replacement
315
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
316
Fog Lamps
317
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
317
License Plate Lamp
320
Replacement Bulbs
321
Electrical System
321
Fuses
321
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
322
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
325
Wheels and Tires
328
Tires
328
Tire Sidewall Labeling
329
Tire Designations
331
Tire Terminology and Definitions
332
Tire Pressure
335
Tire Pressure Monitor System
336
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
337
Tire Inspection
341
Tire Rotation
341
When It Is Time for New Tires
342
Buying New Tires
343
Different Size Tires and Wheels
345
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
345
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
347
Wheel Replacement
347
Tire Chains
348
If a Tire Goes Flat
349
Tire Changing
350
Compact Spare Tire
357
Jump Starting
358
Towing
362
Towing the Vehicle
362
Recreational Vehicle Towing
362
Appearance Care
365
Exterior Care
365
Interior Care
368
Floor Mats
371
Service and Maintenance
373
General Information
373
Maintenance Schedule
375
Special Application Services
380
Additional Maintenance and Care
381
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
384
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
384
Maintenance Replacement Parts
386
Maintenance Records
387
Technical Data
391
Vehicle Identification
391
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
391
Service Parts Identification Label
391
Vehicle Data
392
Capacities and Specifications
392
Engine Drive Belt Routing
394
Customer Information
395
Customer Information
395
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
395
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
397
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
399
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
400
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
400
Online Owner Center
401
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
402
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
402
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
404
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
408
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
408
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
410
Service Publications Ordering Information
412
Reporting Safety Defects
413
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
413
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
414
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
414
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
415
Event Data Recorders
415
OnStar®
416
Navigation System
416
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
416
Radio Frequency Statement
417
OnStar
419
OnStar Overview
419
OnStar Services
420
Emergency
420
Security
420
Navigation
420
Connections
422
Diagnostics
423
OnStar Additional Information
423
Index
427
Index_A
427
Index_B
428
Index_C
428
Index_D
429
Index_E
430
Index_F
430
Index_G
431
Index_H
431
Index_I
432
Index_J
432
Index_K
432
Index_L
432
Index_M
433
Index_N
434
Index_O
434
Index_P
434
Index_R
435
Index_S
436
Index_T
437
Index_U
438
Index_V
438
Index_W
438

FAQ about the 2012 GMC Terrain Manual

What contains the 2012 Terrain manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Terrain
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2012 GMC Terrain Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Terrain year 2012 free?

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

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

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