2013 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2013 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(8)

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Size:
7.72 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Cadillac CTS/CTS-V 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
Starting the Engine
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Trunk Release
13
Windows
14
Seat Adjustment
14
Memory Features
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
17
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
24
Navigation System
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
26
Storage Compartments
26
Power Outlets
26
Universal Remote System
27
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
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Service
30
OnStar®
30
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
31
Keys
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access)
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access)
36
Remote Vehicle Start
40
Door Locks (Sedan and Wagon)
42
Door Locks (Coupe)
43
Central Door Unlocking System
44
Power Door Locks
45
Delayed Locking
45
Automatic Door Locks
45
Lockout Protection
46
Safety Locks (Sedan and Wagon)
46
Doors
47
Trunk
47
Liftgate
48
Vehicle Security
52
Vehicle Alarm System
52
Immobilizer
53
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
54
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
55
Exterior Mirrors
56
Convex Mirrors
56
Power Mirrors
56
Folding Mirrors
57
Heated Mirrors
57
Interior Mirrors
57
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
57
Windows
57
Power Windows
58
Sun Visors
60
Roof
60
Sunroof
60
Seats and Restraints
63
Head Restraints
64
Active Head Restraints
65
Front Seats
65
Seat Adjustment
65
Easy Entry Seat (Coupe Models Only)
65
Power Seat Adjustment
66
Lumbar Adjustment
67
Thigh Support Adjustment
68
Reclining Seatbacks
68
Memory Seats
69
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
71
Rear Seats
72
Safety Belts
74
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
75
Lap-Shoulder Belt
76
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
80
Safety Belt Extender
80
Safety System Check
80
Safety Belt Care
81
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
81
Airbag System
82
Where Are the Airbags?
84
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
85
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
86
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
87
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
87
Passenger Sensing System
89
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
93
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
94
Airbag System Check
95
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
95
Child Restraints
96
Older Children
96
Infants and Young Children
98
Child Restraint Systems
100
Where to Put the Restraint
102
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
103
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
109
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
109
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
112
Storage
115
Storage Compartments
115
Instrument Panel Storage
115
Glove Box
115
Cupholders
115
Center Console Storage
116
Additional Storage Features
116
Cargo Cover (Wagon)
116
Cargo Management System (Wagon)
117
Cargo Net (Wagon)
118
Convenience Net (Sedan and Coupe)
119
Roof Rack System
120
Roof Rack System (Wagon)
120
Instruments and Controls
123
Controls
124
Steering Wheel Adjustment
124
Steering Wheel Controls
125
Heated Steering Wheel
126
Horn
126
Windshield Wiper/Washer
126
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
128
Headlamp Washer
128
Compass
129
Clock
131
Power Outlets
131
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
132
Instrument Cluster
133
Speedometer
135
Odometer
135
Trip Odometer
135
Tachometer
135
Fuel Gauge
135
Boost Gauge
136
Engine Speed Limiter
136
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
137
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
138
Safety Belt Reminders
138
Airbag Readiness Light
139
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
140
Charging System Light
141
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
141
Brake System Warning Light
143
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
145
Up-Shift Light
145
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
145
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
146
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
146
Tire Pressure Light
147
Engine Oil Pressure Light
147
Security Light
148
High-Beam On Light
148
Front Fog Lamp Light
148
Lamps On Reminder
148
Cruise Control Light
149
Information Displays
149
Driver Information Center (DIC)
149
Vehicle Messages
153
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
153
Brake System Messages
154
Compass Messages
156
Cruise Control Messages
156
Door Ajar Messages
156
Engine Cooling System Messages
156
Engine Oil Messages
157
Engine Power Messages
158
Fuel System Messages
158
Key and Lock Messages
158
Lamp Messages
161
Object Detection System Messages
161
Ride Control System Messages
162
Airbag System Messages
165
Security Messages
165
Service Vehicle Messages
165
Tire Messages
165
Transmission Messages
166
Vehicle Speed Messages
167
Washer Fluid Messages
167
Vehicle Personalization
168
Universal Remote System
175
Universal Remote System Programming
175
Universal Remote System Operation
179
Lighting
181
Exterior Lighting
181
Exterior Lamp Controls
181
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
182
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
182
Flash-to-Pass
182
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
182
Automatic Headlamp System
183
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
184
Hazard Warning Flashers
185
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
185
Fog Lamps
185
Interior Lighting
186
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
186
Reading Lamps
186
Lighting Features
187
Entry Lighting
187
Exit Lighting
187
Parade Dimming
187
Battery Load Management
188
Battery Power Protection
188
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
189
Infotainment System
191
Introduction
191
Infotainment
191
Theft-Deterrent Feature
193
Operation
193
Radio
198
AM-FM Radio
198
Satellite Radio
201
Radio Reception
205
Backglass Antenna
205
Multi-Band Antenna
206
Audio Players
206
CD Player
206
CD/DVD Player
209
MP3
213
Hard Drive Device (HDD)
217
Auxiliary Devices
223
Phone
225
Bluetooth
225
Trademarks and License Agreements
233
Climate Controls
237
Climate Control Systems
237
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
237
Air Vents
242
Maintenance
242
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
242
Driving and Operating
245
Driving Information
246
Distracted Driving
246
Defensive Driving
247
Drunk Driving
247
Control of a Vehicle
247
Braking
247
Steering
248
Off-Road Recovery
248
Loss of Control
249
Competitive Driving
249
Driving on Wet Roads
250
Highway Hypnosis
251
Hill and Mountain Roads
251
Winter Driving
252
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
253
Vehicle Load Limits
254
Starting and Operating
258
New Vehicle Break-In
258
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
259
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
261
Starting the Engine
263
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
265
Engine Coolant Heater
265
Shifting Into Park
266
Shifting out of Park
267
Parking (Manual Transmission)
267
Parking over Things That Burn
268
Engine Exhaust
268
Running the Vehicle While Parked
269
Automatic Transmission
269
Manual Mode
271
Manual Transmission
273
Drive Systems
275
All-Wheel Drive
275
Brakes
276
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
276
Parking Brake (Manual)
277
Parking Brake (Electric)
277
Brake Assist (Except CTS-V)
280
Ride Control Systems
280
Traction Control System (TCS)
280
StabiliTrak® System
281
Competitive Driving Mode
282
Magnetic Ride Control
282
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
283
Cruise Control
283
Object Detection Systems
286
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
286
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
287
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
289
Fuel
292
Recommended Fuel
292
Gasoline Specifications
293
California Fuel Requirements
293
Fuels in Foreign Countries
293
Fuel Additives
293
Filling the Tank
294
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
296
Towing
297
General Towing Information
297
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
297
Trailer Towing (CTS-V and Coupe)
300
Trailer Towing (Except CTS-V and Coupe)
300
Towing Equipment
301
Conversions and Add-Ons
302
Add-On Electrical Equipment
302
Vehicle Care
303
General Information
305
California Proposition 65 Warning
305
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
305
Accessories and Modifications
305
Vehicle Checks
306
Doing Your Own Service Work
306
Hood
307
Engine Compartment Overview
308
Engine Cover
311
Engine Oil
312
Engine Oil Life System
314
Automatic Transmission Fluid
316
Manual Transmission Fluid
316
Hydraulic Clutch
316
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
317
Cooling System
319
Engine Coolant
320
Engine Overheating
324
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
325
Power Steering Fluid
325
Washer Fluid
326
Brakes
327
Brake Fluid
328
Battery
329
All-Wheel Drive
330
Starter Switch Check
330
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
331
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
331
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
332
Wiper Blade Replacement
332
Headlamp Aiming
334
Bulb Replacement
334
Halogen Bulbs
334
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
335
LED Lighting
335
Fog Lamps
335
License Plate Lamp (Coupe and Sedan)
335
License Plate Lamp (Wagon)
336
Replacement Bulbs
337
Electrical System
337
Electrical System Overload
337
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
338
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Coupe and Sedan)
338
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Coupe and Sedan)
342
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Wagon)
346
Engine Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Wagon)
349
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Coupe and Sedan)
352
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Coupe and Sedan)
354
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS Wagon)
356
Rear Compartment Fuse Block (CTS-V Wagon)
358
Wheels and Tires
361
Tires
361
All-Season Tires
362
Winter Tires
362
Low-Profile Tires
362
Summer Tires
363
Tire Sidewall Labeling
363
Tire Designations
366
Tire Terminology and Definitions
366
Tire Pressure
369
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
370
Tire Pressure Monitor System
371
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
372
Tire Inspection
375
Tire Rotation
375
When It Is Time for New Tires
377
Buying New Tires
378
Different Size Tires and Wheels
380
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
380
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
382
Wheel Replacement
382
Tire Chains
383
If a Tire Goes Flat
383
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
385
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Coupe)
393
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Wagon)
393
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Sedan)
394
Tire Changing
395
Compact Spare Tire
402
Jump Starting
403
Towing
407
Towing the Vehicle
407
Recreational Vehicle Towing
407
Appearance Care
409
Exterior Care
409
Interior Care
412
Floor Mats
416
Service and Maintenance
417
General Information
417
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
419
Maintenance Schedule
419
Special Application Services
425
Additional Maintenance and Care
426
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
429
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
429
Maintenance Replacement Parts
431
Maintenance Records
433
Technical Data
435
Vehicle Identification
435
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
435
Service Parts Identification Label
435
Vehicle Data
436
Capacities and Specifications
436
Engine Drive Belt Routing
439
Customer Information
441
Customer Information
441
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
441
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
443
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
444
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
445
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
445
Online Owner Center
446
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
447
Roadside Service (U.S. and Canada)
447
Roadside Service (Mexico)
449
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
452
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
453
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
454
Service Publications Ordering Information
456
Reporting Safety Defects
457
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
457
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
458
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
458
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
459
Event Data Recorders
459
OnStar®
460
Navigation System
460
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
460
Radio Frequency Statement
460
OnStar
461
OnStar Overview
461
OnStar Services
462
Emergency
462
Security
462
Navigation
462
Connections
464
Diagnostics
465
OnStar Additional Information
465
Index
469
Index_A
469
Index_B
470
Index_C
470
Index_D
471
Index_E
472
Index_F
473
Index_G
473
Index_H
474
Index_I
474
Index_J
474
Index_K
474
Index_L
474
Index_M
475
Index_N
476
Index_O
476
Index_P
477
Index_R
477
Index_S
478
Index_T
479
Index_U
480
Index_V
480
Index_W
481

FAQ about the 2013 Cadillac Cts Manual

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Cts
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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