2013 Buick Regal Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
7.31 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Buick Regal 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
Trunk Release
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Heated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
19
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
21
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
22
Infotainment System
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
23
Vehicle Personalization
23
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
24
Power Outlets
24
Universal Remote System
24
Sunroof
24
eAssist Features
25
eAssist® Overview
25
High Voltage Safety Information
26
Driver Efficiency Gauge
26
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature
26
Regenerative Braking
27
Battery
27
Service
27
Performance and Maintenance
27
Traction Control System (TCS)
27
StabiliTrak® System
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
28
Engine Oil Life System
29
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Assistance Program
30
OnStar®
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
40
Power Door Locks
40
Safety Locks
41
Doors
41
Trunk
41
Vehicle Security
43
Vehicle Alarm System
43
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
44
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
44
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
46
Folding Mirrors
46
Heated Mirrors
46
Interior Mirrors
46
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
46
Windows
47
Power Windows
47
Sun Visors
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
Heated Front Seats
56
Rear Seats
57
Safety Belts
58
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
60
Lap-Shoulder Belt
61
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
65
Safety Belt Extender
65
Safety System Check
65
Safety Belt Care
66
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
66
Airbag System
67
Where Are the Airbags?
69
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
70
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
71
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
71
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
71
Passenger Sensing System
73
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Airbag System Check
78
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
78
Child Restraints
79
Older Children
79
Infants and Young Children
81
Child Restraint Systems
84
Where to Put the Restraint
85
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
87
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
94
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
94
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
96
Storage
101
Storage Compartments
101
Instrument Panel Storage
101
Glove Box
101
Cupholders
101
Rear Storage
102
Center Console Storage
103
Additional Storage Features
103
Cargo Net
103
Convenience Net
103
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
109
Power Outlets
110
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
112
Instrument Cluster
113
Speedometer
115
Odometer
115
Trip Odometer
115
Tachometer
115
Fuel Gauge
115
Driver Efficiency Gauge
116
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
116
Safety Belt Reminders
117
Airbag Readiness Light
118
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
118
Charging System Light
119
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
119
Brake System Warning Light
122
Electric Parking Brake Light
122
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
123
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
123
Up-Shift Light
124
Traction Off Light
124
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
124
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
124
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
125
Tire Pressure Light
126
Engine Oil Pressure Light
126
Low Fuel Warning Light
127
Security Light
127
High-Beam On Light
127
Front Fog Lamp Light
127
Lamps On Reminder
128
Cruise Control Light
128
Door Ajar Light
128
Information Displays
128
Driver Information Center (DIC)
128
Vehicle Messages
132
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
133
Brake System Messages
133
Compass Messages
133
Door Ajar Messages
134
Engine Cooling System Messages
134
Engine Oil Messages
135
Engine Power Messages
135
Fuel System Messages
135
Key and Lock Messages
135
Object Detection System Messages
136
Ride Control System Messages
136
Security Messages
137
Starting the Vehicle Messages
137
Tire Messages
137
Transmission Messages
138
Window Messages
138
Vehicle Personalization
138
Universal Remote System
143
Universal Remote System Programming
143
Universal Remote System Operation
146
Lighting
147
Exterior Lighting
147
Exterior Lamp Controls
147
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
148
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
148
Flash-to-Pass
148
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
148
Automatic Headlamp System
148
Hazard Warning Flashers
149
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
149
Fog Lamps
150
Interior Lighting
150
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
150
Dome Lamps
151
Reading Lamps
151
Lighting Features
152
Entry Lighting
152
Exit Lighting
152
Battery Power Protection
152
Infotainment System
153
Introduction
153
Infotainment
153
Theft-Deterrent Feature
154
Overview
154
Radio
161
AM-FM Radio
161
Satellite Radio
163
Radio Reception
165
Backglass Antenna
166
Satellite Radio Antenna
167
Audio Players
167
CD Player
167
MP3
168
Auxiliary Devices
170
Phone
174
Bluetooth (Overview)
174
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
176
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
179
Trademarks and License Agreements
186
Climate Controls
191
Climate Control Systems
191
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
191
Air Vents
196
Maintenance
196
Air Intake
196
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
196
Service
196
Driving and Operating
197
Driving Information
198
Distracted Driving
198
Defensive Driving
199
Drunk Driving
199
Control of a Vehicle
199
Braking
199
Steering
200
Off-Road Recovery
201
Loss of Control
201
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
202
Driving on Wet Roads
202
Highway Hypnosis
203
Hill and Mountain Roads
203
Winter Driving
204
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
206
Vehicle Load Limits
206
Starting and Operating
210
New Vehicle Break-In
210
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
211
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
213
Starting the Engine
215
Engine Heater
218
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
219
Shifting Into Park
220
Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
221
Parking
221
Parking over Things That Burn
221
Engine Exhaust
222
Running the Vehicle While Parked
222
Automatic Transmission
223
Manual Mode
225
Manual Transmission
226
Brakes
227
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
227
Parking Brake
228
Brake Assist
230
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
231
Ride Control Systems
231
Traction Control System (TCS)
231
StabiliTrak® System
232
Interactive Drive Control System (except GS)
234
Interactive Drive Control System (GS Only)
236
Cruise Control
237
Object Detection Systems
239
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
239
Fuel
241
Recommended Fuel
242
Gasoline Specifications
242
California Fuel Requirements
242
Fuels in Foreign Countries
243
Fuel Additives
243
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
244
Filling the Tank
245
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
246
Towing
247
General Towing Information
247
Conversions and Add-Ons
247
Add-On Electrical Equipment
247
Vehicle Care
249
General Information
250
California Proposition 65 Warning
250
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
251
Accessories and Modifications
251
Vehicle Checks
251
Doing Your Own Service Work
251
Hood
252
Engine Compartment Overview
253
Engine Oil
258
Engine Oil Life System
260
Automatic Transmission Fluid
261
Manual Transmission Fluid
262
Hydraulic Clutch
262
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
262
Cooling System
264
Engine Coolant
265
Engine Overheating
268
Power Steering Fluid (2.0L L4 Engine)
270
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine with or without eAssist)
271
Washer Fluid
271
Brakes
271
Brake Fluid
272
Battery
274
Starter Switch Check
275
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
275
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
276
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
276
Wiper Blade Replacement
276
Headlamp Aiming
277
Bulb Replacement
278
Halogen Bulbs
278
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
278
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
278
Fog Lamps
280
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
280
License Plate Lamp
281
Replacement Bulbs
281
Electrical System
282
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
282
Electrical System Overload
282
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
283
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
283
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
287
Wheels and Tires
289
Tires
289
All-Season Tires
290
Winter Tires
290
Summer Tires
290
Tire Sidewall Labeling
291
Tire Designations
293
Tire Terminology and Definitions
293
Tire Pressure
296
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
297
Tire Pressure Monitor System
298
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
299
Tire Inspection
302
Tire Rotation
303
When It Is Time for New Tires
304
Buying New Tires
305
Different Size Tires and Wheels
306
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
307
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
308
Wheel Replacement
309
Tire Chains
309
If a Tire Goes Flat
310
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
312
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
319
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
326
Tire Changing
327
Compact Spare Tire
332
Jump Starting
333
Jump Starting (On-board with eAssist Only)
333
Jump Starting (with or without eAssist)
335
Towing
337
Towing the Vehicle
337
Recreational Vehicle Towing
338
Appearance Care
340
Exterior Care
340
Interior Care
343
Floor Mats
346
Service and Maintenance
349
General Information
349
Maintenance Schedule
351
Special Application Services
356
Additional Maintenance and Care
357
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
360
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
360
Maintenance Replacement Parts
362
Maintenance Records
363
Technical Data
365
Vehicle Identification
365
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
365
Service Parts Identification Label
365
Vehicle Data
366
Capacities and Specifications
366
Engine Drive Belt Routing
368
Customer Information
369
Customer Information
370
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
370
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
372
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
373
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
373
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
374
Online Owner Center
374
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
375
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
375
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
379
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
380
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
381
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
382
Service Publications Ordering Information
384
Reporting Safety Defects
385
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
385
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
386
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
386
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
387
Event Data Recorders
387
OnStar®
388
Infotainment System
388
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
388
Radio Frequency Statement
388
OnStar
391
OnStar Overview
391
OnStar Services
392
Emergency
392
Security
392
Navigation
392
Connections
393
Diagnostics
395
OnStar Additional Information
395
Index
401
Index_A
401
Index_B
402
Index_C
402
Index_D
403
Index_E
404
Index_F
404
Index_G
405
Index_H
405
Index_I
406
Index_J
406
Index_K
406
Index_L
406
Index_M
407
Index_N
407
Index_O
408
Index_P
408
Index_R
409
Index_S
409
Index_T
411
Index_U
411
Index_V
412
Index_W
412

FAQ about the 2013 Buick Regal Manual

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Regal

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