2013 Buick Lacrosse Owner's Manual

2013 Buick Lacrosse owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lacrosse
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
7.03 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Buick LaCrosse Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
3
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
Trunk Release
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
13
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Infotainment System
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
23
Vehicle Personalization
24
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
24
Power Outlets
24
Universal Remote System
24
Sunroof
25
eAssist Features
25
eAssist® Overview
25
High Voltage Safety Information
26
Driver Efficiency Gauge
26
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature
27
Regenerative Braking
27
Battery
27
Service
27
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control System (TCS)
28
StabiliTrak® System
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
29
Engine Oil Life System
29
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Assistance Program
30
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
31
Keys
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Remote Vehicle Start
38
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
40
Delayed Locking
40
Safety Locks
40
Doors
41
Trunk
41
Vehicle Security
42
Vehicle Alarm System
42
Immobilizer
43
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
43
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
44
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
45
Folding Mirrors
45
Heated Mirrors
45
Park Tilt Mirrors
46
Interior Mirrors
46
Manual Rearview Mirror
46
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
46
Windows
47
Power Windows
47
Sun Visors
48
Rear Window Sunshade
49
Roof
49
Sunroof
49
Seats and Restraints
51
Head Restraints
52
Front Seats
53
Seat Adjustment
53
Power Seat Adjustment
54
Lumbar Adjustment
54
Reclining Seatbacks
55
Memory Seats
56
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
58
Rear Seats
60
Safety Belts
61
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
63
Lap-Shoulder Belt
64
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
97
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
97
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
99
Storage
103
Storage Compartments
103
Glove Box
103
Cupholders
103
Front Storage
103
Center Console Storage
104
Additional Storage Features
104
Convenience Net
104
Instruments and Controls
105
Controls
106
Steering Wheel Adjustment
106
Steering Wheel Controls
106
Heated Steering Wheel
107
Horn
107
Windshield Wiper/Washer
107
Compass
108
Clock (Radio with CD and Touchscreen)
109
Power Outlets
110
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
112
Instrument Cluster
113
Speedometer
115
Odometer
115
Tachometer
115
Fuel Gauge
115
Driver Efficiency Gauge
116
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
117
Safety Belt Reminders
117
Airbag Readiness Light
118
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
119
Charging System Light
119
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
120
Brake System Warning Light
122
Electric Parking Brake Light
123
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
123
Traction Off Light
124
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
124
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
125
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
126
Tire Pressure Light
126
Engine Oil Pressure Light
127
Low Fuel Warning Light
127
Security Light
127
High-Beam On Light
128
Front Fog Lamp Light
128
Lamps On Reminder
128
Cruise Control Light
128
Door Ajar Light
129
Information Displays
129
Driver Information Center (DIC)
129
Head-Up Display (HUD)
133
Vehicle Messages
136
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
137
Brake System Messages
137
Compass Messages
137
Cruise Control Messages
138
Door Ajar Messages
138
Engine Cooling System Messages
138
Engine Oil Messages
139
Engine Power Messages
139
Fuel System Messages
139
Key and Lock Messages
140
Lamp Messages
140
Object Detection System Messages
140
Ride Control System Messages
141
Security Messages
141
Starting the Vehicle Messages
141
Tire Messages
142
Transmission Messages
142
Window Messages
143
Vehicle Personalization
143
Universal Remote System
149
Universal Remote System Programming
149
Universal Remote System Operation
152
Lighting
155
Exterior Lighting
155
Exterior Lamp Controls
155
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
156
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
156
Flash-to-Pass
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
156
Automatic Headlamp System
157
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
157
Hazard Warning Flashers
158
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
158
Fog Lamps
158
Interior Lighting
159
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
159
Dome Lamps
159
Reading Lamps
160
Sun Visor Lamps
160
Lighting Features
160
Entry Lighting
160
Exit Lighting
161
Battery Load Management
161
Battery Power Protection
162
Infotainment System
163
Introduction
163
Infotainment
163
Theft-Deterrent Feature
164
Overview
165
Operation
166
Radio
171
AM-FM Radio
171
Satellite Radio
172
Radio Reception
174
Backglass Antenna
175
Satellite Radio Antenna
176
Audio Players
176
CD Player
176
MP3
178
Auxiliary Devices
180
Phone
182
Bluetooth (Overview)
182
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
184
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
187
Trademarks and License Agreements
194
Climate Controls
195
Climate Control Systems
195
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
195
Air Vents
200
Maintenance
201
Air Intake
201
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
201
Service
201
Driving and Operating
203
Driving Information
204
Distracted Driving
204
Defensive Driving
205
Drunk Driving
205
Control of a Vehicle
205
Braking
205
Steering
206
Off-Road Recovery
207
Loss of Control
207
Driving on Wet Roads
208
Highway Hypnosis
209
Hill and Mountain Roads
209
Winter Driving
210
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
211
Vehicle Load Limits
212
Starting and Operating
216
New Vehicle Break-In
216
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
217
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
219
Starting the Engine
221
Engine Heater
225
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
226
Shifting Into Park
226
Shifting out of Park
227
Parking over Things That Burn
228
Engine Exhaust
228
Running the Vehicle While Parked
229
Automatic Transmission
229
Manual Mode
231
Drive Systems
232
All-Wheel Drive
232
Brakes
233
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
233
Parking Brake
234
Brake Assist
235
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
236
Ride Control Systems
236
Traction Control System (TCS)
236
StabiliTrak® System
237
Limited-Slip Differential
239
Selective Ride Control
239
Cruise Control
239
Object Detection Systems
242
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
242
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
243
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
245
Fuel
248
Recommended Fuel
249
Gasoline Specifications
249
California Fuel Requirements
249
Fuels in Foreign Countries
250
Fuel Additives
250
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
251
Filling the Tank
252
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
253
Towing
253
General Towing Information
253
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
254
Trailer Towing (Except eAssist)
256
Trailer Towing (eAssist)
258
Towing Equipment
258
Conversions and Add-Ons
259
Add-On Electrical Equipment
259
Vehicle Care
261
General Information
262
California Proposition 65 Warning
262
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
263
Accessories and Modifications
263
Vehicle Checks
263
Doing Your Own Service Work
263
Hood
264
Engine Compartment Overview
266
Engine Oil
271
Engine Oil Life System
273
Automatic Transmission Fluid
274
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
275
Cooling System
277
Engine Coolant
278
Engine Overheating
281
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
282
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine and 3.6L V6 Engine with FWD)
283
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine with AWD)
283
Washer Fluid
284
Brakes
285
Brake Fluid
286
Battery
287
All-Wheel Drive
288
Starter Switch Check
288
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
289
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
289
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
289
Wiper Blade Replacement
290
Headlamp Aiming
291
Bulb Replacement
291
Halogen Bulbs
291
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
291
LED Lighting
291
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
292
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
293
License Plate Lamp
293
Replacement Bulbs
294
Electrical System
295
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
295
Electrical System Overload
295
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
296
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
296
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
300
Wheels and Tires
302
Tires
302
All-Season Tires
303
Winter Tires
303
Summer Tires
304
Tire Sidewall Labeling
304
Tire Designations
306
Tire Terminology and Definitions
307
Tire Pressure
310
Tire Pressure Monitor System
311
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
312
Tire Inspection
315
Tire Rotation
316
When It Is Time for New Tires
317
Buying New Tires
318
Different Size Tires and Wheels
319
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
320
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
321
Wheel Replacement
321
Tire Chains
322
If a Tire Goes Flat
323
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Relief Button)
324
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Deflation Button)
331
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
339
Tire Changing
340
Compact Spare Tire
346
Jump Starting
347
Jump Starting (On-board with eAssist Only)
347
Jump Starting (with or without eAssist)
347
Towing
350
Towing the Vehicle
350
Recreational Vehicle Towing
350
Appearance Care
352
Exterior Care
352
Interior Care
355
Floor Mats
358
Service and Maintenance
361
General Information
361
Maintenance Schedule
362
Special Application Services
368
Additional Maintenance and Care
369
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
372
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
372
Maintenance Replacement Parts
373
Maintenance Records
375
Technical Data
379
Vehicle Identification
379
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
379
Service Parts Identification Label
379
Vehicle Data
380
Capacities and Specifications
380
Engine Drive Belt Routing
382
Customer Information
383
Customer Information
383
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
383
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
385
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
386
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
387
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
387
Online Owner Center
388
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
389
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
389
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
391
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
394
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
395
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
396
Service Publications Ordering Information
398
Reporting Safety Defects
399
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
399
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
400
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
400
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
401
Event Data Recorders
401
OnStar®
402
Infotainment System
402
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
402
Radio Frequency Statement
402
OnStar
403
OnStar Overview
403
OnStar Services
404
Emergency
404
Security
404
Navigation
404
Connections
405
Diagnostics
407
OnStar Additional Information
407
Index
413
Index_A
413
Index_B
414
Index_C
414
Index_D
415
Index_E
416
Index_F
416
Index_G
417
Index_H
417
Index_I
418
Index_J
418
Index_K
418
Index_L
418
Index_M
419
Index_N
420
Index_O
420
Index_P
420
Index_R
421
Index_S
421
Index_T
423
Index_U
424
Index_V
424
Index_W
424

FAQ about the 2013 Buick Lacrosse Manual

What contains the 2013 Lacrosse manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Buick Lacrosse, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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