2013 Cadillac Ats Owner's Manual

2013 Cadillac Ats owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Ats
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
6.98 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Cadillac ATS 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
Trunk
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Second Row Seats
14
Heated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
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
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
25
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
25
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
25
Active Emergency Braking System
26
Power Outlets
26
Universal Remote System
26
Sunroof
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)
30
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Service
30
OnStar®
30
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Remote Vehicle Start
39
Door Locks
41
Power Door Locks
42
Delayed Locking
43
Automatic Door Locks
43
Lockout Protection
43
Safety Locks
44
Doors
44
Trunk
44
Vehicle Security
46
Vehicle Alarm System
46
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation
48
Exterior Mirrors
49
Convex Mirrors
49
Power Mirrors
49
Folding Mirrors
50
Heated Mirrors
50
Interior Mirrors
50
Manual Rearview Mirror
50
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
50
Windows
50
Power Windows
51
Sun Visors
53
Roof
53
Sunroof
53
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Power Seat Adjustment
57
Lumbar Adjustment
58
Thigh Support Adjustment
58
Reclining Seatbacks
59
Memory Seats
60
Heated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
63
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
65
Safety Belts
65
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
66
Lap-Shoulder Belt
67
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
71
Safety Belt Extender
71
Safety System Check
72
Safety Belt Care
72
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
72
Airbag System
73
Where Are the Airbags?
75
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
77
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
78
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
78
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
79
Passenger Sensing System
81
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Airbag System Check
86
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
87
Child Restraints
87
Older Children
87
Infants and Young Children
89
Child Restraint Systems
92
Where to Put the Restraint
93
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
95
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
101
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
101
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
104
Storage
107
Storage Compartments
107
Instrument Panel Storage
107
Glove Box
108
Armrest Storage
108
Additional Storage Features
109
Cargo Tie-Downs
109
Roof Rack System
109
Instruments and Controls
111
Controls
112
Steering Wheel Adjustment
112
Steering Wheel Controls
112
Heated Steering Wheel
113
Horn
114
Windshield Wiper/Washer
114
Compass
115
Clock (Base Radio)
116
Clock (Uplevel Radio)
116
Power Outlets
117
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
118
Instrument Cluster
119
Speedometer
120
Odometer
121
Trip Odometer
121
Tachometer
121
Fuel Gauge
121
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
122
Safety Belt Reminders
123
Airbag Readiness Light
124
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
124
Charging System Light
125
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
126
Brake System Warning Light
128
Parking Brake Light
129
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
129
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
130
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
130
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
130
Traction Off Light
131
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
131
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
131
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
132
Tire Pressure Light
132
Engine Oil Pressure Light
133
Low Fuel Warning Light
133
Security Light
134
High-Beam On Light
134
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
134
Lamps On Reminder
135
Cruise Control Light
135
Information Displays
136
Driver Information Center (DIC)
136
Head-Up Display (HUD)
139
Vehicle Messages
142
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
143
Brake System Messages
143
Compass Messages
144
Cruise Control Messages
144
Door Ajar Messages
144
Engine Cooling System Messages
145
Engine Oil Messages
145
Engine Power Messages
146
Fuel System Messages
146
Key and Lock Messages
146
Lamp Messages
147
Object Detection System Messages
148
Ride Control System Messages
150
Airbag System Messages
151
Security Messages
151
Service Vehicle Messages
151
Starting the Vehicle Messages
151
Tire Messages
152
Transmission Messages
152
Vehicle Reminder Messages
153
Vehicle Speed Messages
153
Washer Fluid Messages
153
Vehicle Personalization
153
Universal Remote System
159
Universal Remote System Programming
160
Universal Remote System Operation
162
Lighting
165
Exterior Lighting
165
Exterior Lamp Controls
165
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
168
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
168
Flash-to-Pass
168
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
168
Automatic Headlamp System
169
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
169
Hazard Warning Flashers
170
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
170
Interior Lighting
171
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
171
Courtesy Lamps
171
Dome Lamps
171
Reading Lamps
171
Lighting Features
172
Entry Lighting
172
Exit Lighting
172
Battery Power Protection
172
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
172
Infotainment System
173
Introduction
173
Infotainment
173
Theft-Deterrent Feature
174
Overview
175
Home Page
176
Software Updates
180
Radio
180
AM-FM Radio
180
Satellite Radio
183
Radio Reception
184
Backglass Antenna
184
Multi-Band Antenna
185
Audio Players
185
CD Player
185
USB Port
188
SD Card Reader
191
Auxiliary Jack
192
Phone
193
Bluetooth (Overview)
193
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
195
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
199
Trademarks and License Agreements
205
Climate Controls
207
Climate Control Systems
207
Dual Automatic Climate Control System (Base)
207
Dual Automatic Climate Control System (Uplevel)
211
Air Vents
216
Maintenance
217
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
217
Service
217
Driving and Operating
219
Driving Information
220
Distracted Driving
220
Defensive Driving
221
Drunk Driving
221
Control of a Vehicle
221
Braking
221
Steering
222
Off-Road Recovery
223
Loss of Control
223
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
224
Driving on Wet Roads
225
Highway Hypnosis
226
Hill and Mountain Roads
226
Winter Driving
227
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
228
Vehicle Load Limits
229
Starting and Operating
234
New Vehicle Break-In
234
Ignition Positions
234
Starting the Engine
237
Engine Heater
238
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
239
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
239
Shifting out of Park
240
Parking
241
Parking over Things That Burn
241
Engine Exhaust
242
Running the Vehicle While Parked
242
Automatic Transmission
243
Manual Mode
244
Manual Transmission
246
Drive Systems
247
All-Wheel Drive
247
Brakes
247
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
247
Parking Brake (Electric)
248
Parking Brake (Manual)
251
Brake Assist
251
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
252
Ride Control Systems
252
Traction Control System (TCS)
252
StabiliTrak® System
254
Driver Mode Control
255
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
256
Cruise Control
257
Adaptive Cruise Control
260
Driver Assistance Systems
268
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
269
Assistance Systems for Driving
273
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
273
Active Emergency Braking System
276
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
278
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
280
Fuel
282
Recommended Fuel
282
Gasoline Specifications
283
California Fuel Requirements
283
Fuels in Foreign Countries
283
Fuel Additives
283
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
284
Filling the Tank
286
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
287
Towing
288
General Towing Information
288
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
288
Trailer Towing (With V6 Engine)
291
Trailer Towing (With L4 Engine)
292
Towing Equipment
292
Conversions and Add-Ons
293
Add-On Electrical Equipment
293
Vehicle Care
295
General Information
296
California Proposition 65 Warning
297
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
297
Accessories and Modifications
297
Vehicle Checks
298
Doing Your Own Service Work
298
Hood
299
Engine Compartment Overview
300
Engine Oil
305
Engine Oil Life System
307
Automatic Transmission Fluid
309
Manual Transmission Fluid
309
Hydraulic Clutch
309
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
310
Cooling System
311
Engine Coolant
312
Engine Overheating
316
Washer Fluid
317
Brakes
318
Brake Fluid
319
Battery
320
All-Wheel Drive
321
Starter Switch Check
322
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
323
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
323
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
323
Wiper Blade Replacement
324
Windshield Replacement
324
Headlamp Aiming
325
Bulb Replacement
325
Halogen Bulbs
325
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
325
LED Lighting
325
Back-Up Lamps
326
License Plate Lamp
326
Replacement Bulbs
327
Electrical System
327
Electrical System Overload
327
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
328
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
328
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
331
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
334
Wheels and Tires
336
Tires
336
All-Season Tires
337
Winter Tires
338
Run-Flat Tires
338
Summer Tires
339
Tire Sidewall Labeling
339
Tire Designations
341
Tire Terminology and Definitions
341
Tire Pressure
344
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
345
Tire Pressure Monitor System
346
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
347
Tire Inspection
350
Tire Rotation
351
When It Is Time for New Tires
353
Buying New Tires
353
Different Size Tires and Wheels
355
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
356
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
357
Wheel Replacement
357
Tire Chains
359
If a Tire Goes Flat
360
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
361
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
369
Jump Starting
369
Towing
372
Towing the Vehicle
372
Recreational Vehicle Towing
372
Appearance Care
375
Exterior Care
375
Interior Care
378
Floor Mats
382
Service and Maintenance
383
General Information
383
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
385
Maintenance Schedule
385
Special Application Services
391
Additional Maintenance and Care
392
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
395
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
395
Maintenance Replacement Parts
397
Maintenance Records
398
Technical Data
401
Vehicle Identification
401
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
401
Service Parts Identification Label
401
Vehicle Data
402
Capacities and Specifications
402
Engine Drive Belt Routing
404
Customer Information
405
Customer Information
405
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
405
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
407
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
408
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
409
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
409
Online Owner Center
410
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
411
Roadside Service (Mexico)
411
Roadside Service (U.S. and Canada)
414
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
417
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
417
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
418
Service Publications Ordering Information
421
Reporting Safety Defects
422
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
422
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
422
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
423
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
423
Event Data Recorders
423
OnStar®
424
Infotainment System
425
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
425
Radio Frequency Statement
425
OnStar
427
OnStar Overview
427
OnStar Services
428
Emergency
428
Security
428
Navigation
428
Connections
430
Diagnostics
431
OnStar Additional Information
431
Index
437
Index_A
437
Index_B
438
Index_C
438
Index_D
439
Index_E
440
Index_F
441
Index_G
441
Index_H
442
Index_I
442
Index_J
442
Index_K
442
Index_L
443
Index_M
444
Index_N
444
Index_O
444
Index_P
445
Index_R
445
Index_S
446
Index_T
448
Index_U
448
Index_V
449
Index_W
449

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