2013 Buick Encore Owner's Manual

2013 Buick Encore owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Buick
Model:
Encore
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
4.98 MB

Table of Contents

2014 Buick Encore Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
About Driving the Vehicle
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
Heated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
21
Infotainment System
22
Driver Information Center (DIC)
22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
22
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
22
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
23
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
23
Power Outlets
23
Sunroof
23
Performance and Maintenance
24
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
24
Tire Pressure Monitor
24
Engine Oil Life System
25
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
Roadside Assistance Program
26
OnStar®
26
Keys, Doors, and Windows
27
Keys and Locks
27
Keys
27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
29
Remote Vehicle Start
31
Door Locks
33
Power Door Locks
33
Automatic Door Locks
34
Safety Locks
34
Safety Locks
35
Doors
35
Liftgate
35
Vehicle Security
37
Vehicle Alarm System
37
Immobilizer
38
Immobilizer Operation
38
Exterior Mirrors
39
Convex Mirrors
39
Power Mirrors
39
Folding Mirrors
39
Heated Mirrors
39
Blind Spot Mirrors
39
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
41
Interior Mirrors
41
Interior Rearview Mirrors
41
Manual Rearview Mirror
41
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
41
Windows
42
Power Windows
42
Sun Visors
44
Roof
44
Sunroof
44
Seats and Restraints
47
Head Restraints
48
Front Seats
49
Seat Adjustment
49
Power Seat Adjustment
50
Lumbar Adjustment
50
Reclining Seatbacks
51
Memory Seats
52
Front Seat Armrest
54
Heated Front Seats
54
Folding Seatback
55
Rear Seats
56
Rear Seat Armrest
60
Safety Belts
60
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
62
Lap-Shoulder Belt
63
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
67
Safety Belt Extender
68
Safety System Check
68
Safety Belt Care
68
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
68
Airbag System
69
Where Are the Airbags?
71
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
74
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
74
Passenger Sensing System
76
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Airbag System Check
81
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
81
Child Restraints
82
Older Children
82
Infants and Young Children
84
Child Restraint Systems
86
Where to Put the Restraint
88
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
89
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
95
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
95
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Position)
97
Storage
101
Storage Compartments
101
Instrument Panel Storage
101
Cupholders
102
Sunglasses Storage
102
Underseat Storage
102
Center Console Storage
103
Additional Storage Features
103
Cargo Cover
103
Cargo Management System
103
Convenience Net
104
Warning Triangle
104
First Aid Kit
105
Roof Rack System
105
Instruments and Controls
107
Controls
108
Steering Wheel Adjustment
108
Steering Wheel Controls
108
Heated Steering Wheel
108
Horn
108
Windshield Wiper/Washer
108
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
110
Compass
110
Clock
111
Power Outlets
111
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
113
Instrument Cluster
114
Speedometer
115
Odometer
115
Trip Odometer
115
Tachometer
115
Fuel Gauge
115
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
116
Safety Belt Reminders
116
Airbag Readiness Light
117
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
117
Charging System Light
118
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
119
Brake System Warning Light
121
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
122
Power Steering Warning Light
122
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
123
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
123
Traction Off Light
123
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
123
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
124
Tire Pressure Light
124
Engine Oil Pressure Light
125
Low Fuel Warning Light
125
Immobilizer Light
125
High-Beam On Light
126
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
126
Front Fog Lamp Light
126
Lamps On Reminder
126
Cruise Control Light
127
Information Displays
127
Driver Information Center (DIC)
127
Vehicle Messages
130
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
130
Brake System Messages
131
Door Ajar Messages
131
Engine Cooling System Messages
131
Engine Oil Messages
131
Engine Power Messages
132
Fuel System Messages
132
Object Detection System Messages
132
Ride Control System Messages
134
Tire Messages
134
Transmission Messages
135
Vehicle Personalization
135
Lighting
141
Exterior Lighting
141
Exterior Lamp Controls
141
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
142
Flash-to-Pass
142
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
142
Automatic Headlamp System
143
Hazard Warning Flashers
143
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
144
Front Fog Lamps
144
Interior Lighting
145
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
145
Courtesy Lamps
145
Dome Lamps
145
Reading Lamps
146
Lighting Features
146
Entry Lighting
146
Exit Lighting
146
Battery Power Protection
146
Infotainment System
147
Introduction
147
Infotainment
147
Climate Controls
149
Climate Control Systems
149
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
151
Air Vents
154
Maintenance
154
Air Intake
154
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
154
Driving and Operating
157
Driving Information
158
Driver Behavior
158
Driving Environment
158
Vehicle Design
158
Distracted Driving
158
Defensive Driving
159
Drunk Driving
159
Control of a Vehicle
160
Braking
160
Steering
160
Off-Road Recovery
161
Loss of Control
161
Driving on Wet Roads
162
Highway Hypnosis
163
Hill and Mountain Roads
163
Winter Driving
164
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
165
Vehicle Load Limits
166
Starting and Operating
170
New Vehicle Break-In
170
Ignition Positions
170
Starting the Engine
173
Engine Heater
174
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
175
Shifting Into Park
175
Shifting out of Park
176
Parking over Things That Burn
177
Engine Exhaust
178
Running the Vehicle While Parked
178
Automatic Transmission
179
Manual Mode
180
Drive Systems
181
All-Wheel Drive
181
Brakes
182
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
182
Parking Brake
183
Brake Assist
183
Ride Control Systems
184
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
184
Cruise Control
186
Driver Assistance Systems
188
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
188
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
190
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
192
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
194
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
196
Fuel
198
Recommended Fuel
198
Gasoline Specifications
199
Fuels in Foreign Countries
199
Fuel Additives
199
Filling the Tank
199
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
201
Towing
201
General Towing Information
201
Conversions and Add-Ons
202
Add-On Electrical Equipment
202
Vehicle Care
203
General Information
204
California Proposition 65 Warning
204
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
204
Accessories and Modifications
204
Vehicle Checks
205
Doing Your Own Service Work
205
Hood
206
Engine Compartment Overview
208
Engine Oil
209
Engine Oil Life System
211
Automatic Transmission Fluid
212
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
213
Cooling System
214
Engine Coolant
214
Engine Overheating
217
Washer Fluid
219
Brakes
219
Brake Fluid
220
Battery
222
All-Wheel Drive
222
Starter Switch Check
222
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
223
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
223
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
223
Wiper Blade Replacement
224
Headlamp Aiming
226
Bulb Replacement
226
Halogen Bulbs
226
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
226
License Plate Lamp
228
Replacement Bulbs
229
Electrical System
229
Electrical System Overload
229
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
230
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
230
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
233
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
236
Wheels and Tires
237
Tires
237
All-Season Tires
238
Winter Tires
239
Summer Tires
239
Tire Sidewall Labeling
239
Tire Designations
241
Tire Terminology and Definitions
242
Tire Pressure
245
Tire Pressure Monitor System
246
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
247
Tire Inspection
250
Tire Rotation
251
When It Is Time for New Tires
252
Buying New Tires
253
Different Size Tires and Wheels
254
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
255
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
256
Wheel Replacement
256
Tire Chains
257
If a Tire Goes Flat
258
Tire Changing
259
Compact Spare Tire
263
Jump Starting
264
Towing
267
Towing the Vehicle
267
Recreational Vehicle Towing
267
Appearance Care
270
Exterior Care
270
Interior Care
274
Floor Mats
278
Service and Maintenance
279
General Information
279
Maintenance Schedule
280
Special Application Services
286
Additional Maintenance and Care
286
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
289
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
289
Maintenance Replacement Parts
290
Maintenance Records
291
Technical Data
293
Vehicle Identification
293
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
293
Service Parts Identification Label
293
Vehicle Data
294
Capacities and Specifications
294
Engine Drive Belt Routing
296
Customer Information
297
Customer Information
297
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
297
Customer Assistance Offices
299
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
300
Online Owner Center
300
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
301
Roadside Assistance Program
301
Scheduling Service Appointments
303
Courtesy Transportation Program
303
Collision Damage Repair
305
Service Publications Ordering Information
307
Reporting Safety Defects
308
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
308
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
309
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
309
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
309
Event Data Recorders
310
OnStar®
311
Infotainment System
311
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
311
Radio Frequency Statement
311
OnStar
313
OnStar Overview
313
OnStar Services
314
Emergency
314
Security
314
Navigation
314
Connections
315
Vehicle Diagnostics
317
OnStar Additional Information
317
Index
323
Index_A
323
Index_B
323
Index_C
324
Index_D
325
Index_E
326
Index_F
326
Index_G
327
Index_H
327
Index_I
328
Index_J
328
Index_K
328
Index_L
328
Index_M
329
Index_N
329
Index_O
329
Index_P
330
Index_R
330
Index_S
331
Index_T
332
Index_U
333
Index_V
333
Index_W
334

FAQ about the 2013 Buick Encore Manual

What contains the 2013 Encore manual?

The Buick Encore owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Encore. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Encore 2013 owner's manual:

  • Best practice for driving your Buick Encore
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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The Buick Encore (2013) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2013 is available in English.

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