2012 GMC Yukon Owner's Manual

2012 GMC Yukon owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
GMC
Model:
Yukon
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
6.13 MB

Table of Contents

2012 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL 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
Instrument Panel Overview
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
14
Memory Features
16
Second Row Seats
17
Third Row Seats
17
Heated and Ventilated Seats
18
Head Restraint Adjustment
18
Safety Belts
19
Passenger Sensing System
19
Mirror Adjustment
20
Steering Wheel Adjustment
22
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
22
Interior Lighting
23
Exterior Lighting
24
Windshield Wiper/Washer
25
Climate Controls
26
Transmission
28
Four-Wheel Drive
28
Vehicle Features
30
Radio(s)
30
Satellite Radio
31
Portable Audio Devices
32
Bluetooth®
32
Steering Wheel Controls
32
Cruise Control
33
Navigation System
33
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
34
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
34
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
34
Power Outlets
34
Universal Remote System
35
Sunroof
35
Performance and Maintenance
36
StabiliTrak® System
36
Tire Pressure Monitor
36
Engine Oil Life System
37
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
37
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
38
Roadside Assistance Program
38
OnStar®
38
Keys, Doors, and Windows
39
Keys and Locks
40
Keys
40
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
40
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
41
Remote Vehicle Start
43
Door Locks
46
Power Door Locks
46
Delayed Locking
47
Automatic Door Locks
47
Lockout Protection
47
Safety Locks
47
Doors
48
Liftgate
48
Power Assist Steps
51
Vehicle Security
52
Anti-theft Alarm System
52
Immobilizer
53
Immobilizer Operation
53
Exterior Mirrors
55
Convex Mirrors
55
Manual Mirrors
55
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
55
Power Mirrors
56
Folding Mirrors
57
Heated Mirrors
57
Automatic Dimming Mirror
57
Park Tilt Mirrors
58
Interior Mirrors
58
Manual Rearview Mirror
58
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
58
Windows
59
Power Windows
60
Sun Visors
61
Roof
61
Sunroof
61
Seats and Restraints
63
Head Restraints
64
Front Seats
65
Seat Adjustment
65
Center Seat
66
Power Seat Adjustment
66
Lumbar Adjustment
66
Reclining Seatbacks
67
Memory Seats
69
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
70
Rear Seats
72
Heated Rear Seats
72
Second Row Seats
73
Third Row Seats
77
Safety Belts
80
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
82
Lap-Shoulder Belt
83
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
88
Lap Belt
89
Safety Belt Extender
90
Safety System Check
90
Safety Belt Care
90
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
91
Airbag System
91
Where Are the Airbags?
93
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
95
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
97
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
97
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
98
Passenger Sensing System
100
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
104
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
105
Airbag System Check
106
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
107
Child Restraints
107
Older Children
107
Infants and Young Children
109
Child Restraint Systems
112
Where to Put the Restraint
114
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
115
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
122
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
122
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
125
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
126
Storage
129
Storage Compartments
129
Glove Box
129
Cupholders
129
Armrest Storage
129
Rear Storage
130
Center Console Storage
130
Additional Storage Features
130
Cargo Cover
130
Roof Rack System
131
Steering Wheel Adjustment
134
Steering Wheel Controls
134
Horn
137
Windshield Wiper/Washer
137
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
138
Compass
138
Clock
141
Instrument Cluster
145
Speedometer
146
Odometer
146
Trip Odometer
146
Tachometer
146
Fuel Gauge
147
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
148
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
149
Voltmeter Gauge
150
Safety Belt Reminders
150
Airbag Readiness Light
151
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
152
Charging System Light
153
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
154
Brake System Warning Light
156
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
157
Tow/Haul Mode Light
158
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
158
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
159
Tire Pressure Light
159
Engine Oil Pressure Light
160
Low Fuel Warning Light
160
Security Light
160
High-Beam On Light
161
Front Fog Lamp Light
161
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
171
Brake System Messages
171
Door Ajar Messages
172
Engine Cooling System Messages
173
Engine Oil Messages
174
Engine Power Messages
174
Fuel System Messages
175
Key and Lock Messages
175
Lamp Messages
175
Object Detection System Messages
175
Ride Control System Messages
176
Airbag System Messages
178
Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
178
Tire Messages
178
Transmission Messages
179
Vehicle Reminder Messages
180
Universal Remote System Programming
190
Universal Remote System Operation
195
Lighting
197
Exterior Lighting
198
Exterior Lamp Controls
198
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
199
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
199
Flash-to-Pass
199
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
200
Automatic Headlamp System
200
Hazard Warning Flashers
201
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
202
Fog Lamps
202
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
203
Interior Lighting
204
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
204
Dome Lamps
204
Reading Lamps
205
Lighting Features
205
Entry Lighting
205
Exit Lighting
205
Battery Load Management
206
Battery Power Protection
206
Infotainment System
207
Introduction
207
Infotainment
207
Theft-Deterrent Feature
208
Operation
209
Radio
213
AM-FM Radio
213
Satellite Radio
215
Radio Reception
219
Rear Side Window Antenna
220
Satellite Radio Antenna
220
Audio Players
221
CD Player
221
CD/DVD Player
226
Auxiliary Devices
237
Rear Seat Infotainment
241
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
241
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
252
Phone
254
Bluetooth
254
Trademarks and License Agreements
262
Climate Controls
263
Climate Control Systems
263
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
266
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate Control Only)
271
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate with Rear Seat Audio)
273
Air Vents
275
Driving and Operating
277
Driving Information
278
Distracted Driving
278
Defensive Driving
279
Drunk Driving
279
Control of a Vehicle
279
Braking
279
Steering
280
Off-Road Recovery
281
Loss of Control
281
Off-Road Driving
282
Driving on Wet Roads
288
Highway Hypnosis
288
Hill and Mountain Roads
289
Winter Driving
289
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
291
Vehicle Load Limits
292
Starting and Operating
297
New Vehicle Break-In
297
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
298
Ignition Positions
299
Starting the Engine
300
Engine Heater
302
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
302
Shifting Into Park
303
Shifting out of Park
304
Parking over Things That Burn
305
Active Fuel Management®
305
Engine Exhaust
306
Running the Vehicle While Parked
306
Automatic Transmission
307
Manual Mode
311
Tow/Haul Mode
312
Drive Systems
313
Four-Wheel Drive (Two Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
313
Four-Wheel Drive (Single Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
318
Brakes
320
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
320
Parking Brake
321
Brake Assist
321
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
322
Ride Control Systems
322
StabiliTrak® System
322
Locking Rear Axle
325
Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
325
Automatic Level Control
326
Cruise Control
326
Object Detection Systems
329
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
329
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
330
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
333
Fuel
338
Recommended Fuel
338
Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
339
California Fuel Requirements
339
Fuels in Foreign Countries
339
Fuel Additives
340
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
341
Filling the Tank
342
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
344
Towing
344
General Towing Information
344
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
345
Trailer Towing
349
Towing Equipment
354
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
364
Conversions and Add-Ons
364
Add-On Electrical Equipment
364
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
364
Vehicle Care
369
General Information
370
California Proposition 65 Warning
371
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
371
Accessories and Modifications
371
Vehicle Checks
372
Doing Your Own Service Work
372
Hood
373
Engine Compartment Overview
374
Engine Oil
375
Engine Oil Life System
378
Automatic Transmission Fluid
379
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
382
Cooling System
384
Engine Coolant
384
Engine Overheating
388
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
391
Engine Fan
391
Power Steering Fluid
392
Washer Fluid
393
Brakes
394
Brake Fluid
395
Battery
397
Four-Wheel Drive
398
Front Axle
398
Rear Axle
399
Starter Switch Check
401
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
401
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
401
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
402
Wiper Blade Replacement
402
Glass Replacement
403
Headlamp Aiming
404
Bulb Replacement
406
Halogen Bulbs
406
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
406
License Plate Lamp
407
Replacement Bulbs
407
Electrical System
408
Electrical System Overload
408
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
409
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
409
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
413
Wheels and Tires
417
Tires
417
Tire Sidewall Labeling
418
Tire Designations
420
Tire Terminology and Definitions
422
Tire Pressure
425
Tire Pressure Monitor System
426
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
427
Tire Inspection
430
Tire Rotation
430
When It Is Time for New Tires
432
Buying New Tires
432
Different Size Tires and Wheels
434
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
434
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
436
Wheel Replacement
436
Tire Chains
437
If a Tire Goes Flat
438
Tire Changing
439
Secondary Latch System
451
Full-Size Spare Tire
453
Jump Starting
454
Towing
459
Towing the Vehicle
459
Recreational Vehicle Towing
459
Appearance Care
465
Exterior Care
465
Interior Care
468
Floor Mats
470
Service and Maintenance
471
General Information
471
Maintenance Schedule
473
Special Application Services
479
Additional Maintenance and Care
480
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
483
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
483
Maintenance Replacement Parts
485
Maintenance Records
486
Technical Data
489
Vehicle Identification
489
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
489
Service Parts Identification Label
489
Vehicle Data
490
Capacities and Specifications
490
Engine Drive Belt Routing
492
Customer Information
493
Customer Information
493
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
493
Customer Assistance Offices
495
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
496
Online Owner Center
497
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
498
Roadside Assistance Program
498
Scheduling Service Appointments
501
Courtesy Transportation Program
501
Collision Damage Repair
503
Service Publications Ordering Information
505
Reporting Safety Defects
506
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
506
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
506
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
507
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
507
Event Data Recorders
508
OnStar®
509
Navigation System
509
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
509
Radio Frequency Statement
509
OnStar
511
OnStar Overview
511
OnStar Services
512
Emergency
512
Security
512
Navigation
512
Connections
514
Diagnostics
515
OnStar Additional Information
515
Index
519
Index
519
Index_A
519
Index_B
520
Index_C
520
Index_D
521
Index_E
522
Index_F
522
Index_G
523
Index_H
523
Index_I
524
Index_J
524
Index_K
524
Index_L
524
Index_M
525
Index_N
526
Index_O
526
Index_P
526
Index_R
527
Index_S
528
Index_T
530
Index_U
531
Index_V
531
Index_W
532

FAQ about the 2012 GMC Yukon Manual

What contains the 2012 Yukon manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Yukon
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2012 GMC Yukon Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Yukon 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 Yukon (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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