2013 Chevrolet Corvette Owner's Manual

2013 Chevrolet Corvette owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Corvette
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
6.97 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Door Locks
10
Trunk Release
12
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Safety Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
15
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
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Navigation System
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Power Outlets
25
Universal Remote System
25
Roof Panel
25
Convertible
26
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control System (TCS)
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Performance Information (Z06, ZR1, manual transmission Grand Sport Coupe, and 427 Convertible)
27
Engine Oil Life System
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Battery
29
Roadside Assistance Program
29
OnStar®
29
Website Information
29
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
31
Keys
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Door Locks
37
Power Door Locks
38
Automatic Door Locks
39
Lockout Protection
39
Doors
40
Hatch
40
Vehicle Security
42
Vehicle Alarm System
42
Immobilizer
43
Immobilizer Operation
44
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
45
Folding Mirrors
45
Heated Mirrors
45
Automatic Dimming Mirror
45
Interior Mirrors
46
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
46
Windows
46
Power Windows
47
Sun Visors
47
Roof
48
Roof Panel
48
Convertible Top
52
Seats and Restraints
61
Head Restraints
62
Front Seats
62
Power Seat Adjustment
62
Lumbar Adjustment
63
Reclining Seatbacks
63
Memory Seats
64
Seatback Latches
66
Heated Front Seats
67
Safety Belts
68
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
69
Lap-Shoulder Belt
70
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
72
Safety Belt Extender
73
Safety System Check
73
Safety Belt Care
73
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
73
Airbag System
74
Where Are the Airbags?
76
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
80
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Airbag System Check
85
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
86
Child Restraints
86
Older Children
86
Infants and Young Children
88
Child Restraint Systems
91
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) (Coupe and Convertible Models Only)
93
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) (Z06 and ZR1 Models Only)
93
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
97
Securing Child Restraints
97
Storage
101
Storage Compartments
101
Glove Box
101
Cupholders
101
Rear Storage
101
Center Console Storage
102
Additional Storage Features
102
Cargo Cover
102
Convenience Net
103
Instruments and Controls
105
Controls
106
Steering Wheel Adjustment
106
Steering Wheel Controls
107
Horn
108
Windshield Wiper/Washer
108
Compass
109
Clock
110
Power Outlets
110
Cigarette Lighter
111
Ashtrays
111
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
112
Instrument Cluster
113
Speedometer
116
Odometer
116
Tachometer
116
Fuel Gauge
116
Boost Gauge (ZR1)
117
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
118
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
119
Voltmeter Gauge
120
Safety Belt Reminders
120
Airbag Readiness Light
120
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
121
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
122
Brake System Warning Light
124
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
125
One-to-Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
125
Traction Off Light
126
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
126
Active Handling System Light
127
Tire Pressure Light
127
Security Light
128
High-Beam On Light
128
Front Fog Lamp Light
128
Lamps On Reminder
129
Information Displays
129
Driver Information Center (DIC)
129
Head-Up Display (HUD)
134
Vehicle Messages
138
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
138
Brake System Messages
139
Convertible Top Messages
140
Cruise Control Messages
141
Door Ajar Messages
141
Engine Cooling System Messages
142
Engine Oil Messages
143
Engine Power Messages
143
Fuel System Messages
144
Key and Lock Messages
144
Lamp Messages
146
Ride Control System Messages
146
Safety Belt Messages
150
Service Vehicle Messages
151
Starting the Vehicle Messages
151
Tire Messages
152
Transmission Messages
154
Vehicle Reminder Messages
155
Washer Fluid Messages
155
Vehicle Personalization
155
Universal Remote System
164
Universal Remote System Programming
164
Universal Remote System Operation
169
Lighting
171
Exterior Lighting
171
Exterior Lamp Controls
171
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
172
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
172
Flash-to-Pass
172
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
172
Twilight Sentinel
173
Hazard Warning Flashers
174
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
174
Fog Lamps
175
Interior Lighting
176
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
176
Courtesy Lamps
176
Reading Lamps
176
Lighting Features
176
Entry/Exit Lighting
176
Battery Power Protection
177
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
177
Infotainment System
179
Introduction
179
Infotainment
179
Theft-Deterrent Feature
180
Overview
180
Operation
182
Radio
184
AM-FM Radio
184
Satellite Radio
186
Radio Reception
189
Diversity Antenna System
190
Satellite Radio Antenna
190
Audio Players
190
CD Player
190
Auxiliary Devices
195
Phone
195
Bluetooth
195
Trademarks and License Agreements
203
Climate Controls
205
Climate Control Systems
205
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
205
Air Vents
210
Maintenance
210
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
210
Driving and Operating
213
Driving Information
214
Distracted Driving
214
Defensive Driving
215
Drunk Driving
215
Control of a Vehicle
215
Braking
215
Steering
216
Off-Road Recovery
217
Loss of Control
217
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
218
Driving on Wet Roads
220
Highway Hypnosis
221
Hill and Mountain Roads
221
Winter Driving
222
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
224
Vehicle Load Limits
224
Starting and Operating
229
New Vehicle Break-In
229
Front Air Dam
229
Ignition Positions
230
Starting the Engine
232
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
233
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
234
Shifting out of Park
235
Parking (Manual Transmission)
235
Parking over Things That Burn
235
Engine Exhaust
236
Running the Vehicle While Parked
236
Automatic Transmission
237
Manual Mode
238
Manual Transmission
241
Brakes
244
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
244
Parking Brake
245
Brake Assist
245
Ride Control Systems
246
Traction Control System (TCS)
246
Active Handling System
247
Competitive Driving Mode
248
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
252
Selective Ride Control
252
Cruise Control
254
Fuel
257
Recommended Fuel
257
Gasoline Specifications
258
California Fuel Requirements
258
Fuels in Foreign Countries
258
Fuel Additives
258
Filling the Tank
259
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
261
Towing
262
General Towing Information
262
Conversions and Add-Ons
262
Add-On Electrical Equipment
262
Vehicle Care
263
General Information
264
California Proposition 65 Warning
264
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
265
Accessories and Modifications
265
Lifting the Vehicle
265
Vehicle Checks
268
Doing Your Own Service Work
268
Hood
269
Engine Compartment Overview
270
Engine Oil
275
Engine Oil Life System
281
Automatic Transmission Fluid
282
Manual Transmission Fluid
283
Hydraulic Clutch
283
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
283
Cooling System (Engine)
286
Cooling System (Intercooler)
287
Engine Coolant
288
Engine Overheating
291
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
292
Power Steering Fluid
293
Washer Fluid
294
Brakes
294
Brake Fluid
298
Battery
299
Rear Axle
300
Starter Switch Check
300
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
301
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
301
Wiper Blade Replacement
302
Windshield Replacement
303
Headlamp Aiming
303
Bulb Replacement
303
Halogen Bulbs
303
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
304
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
304
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
305
Back-Up Lamps
305
License Plate Lamp
306
Replacement Bulbs
306
Electrical System
306
Electrical System Overload
306
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
307
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
307
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
310
Wheels and Tires
314
Tires
314
Winter Tires
315
Run-Flat Tires
315
Low-Profile Tires
316
Sport Cup Tires
317
Summer Tires
317
Tire Sidewall Labeling
317
Tire Designations
319
Tire Terminology and Definitions
319
Tire Pressure
322
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
324
Tire Pressure Monitor System
324
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
326
Tire Inspection
327
Tire Rotation
328
When It Is Time for New Tires
329
Buying New Tires
330
Different Size Tires and Wheels
332
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
332
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
334
Wheel Replacement
334
Tire Chains
336
If a Tire Goes Flat
336
Jump Starting
337
Towing
341
Towing the Vehicle
341
Recreational Vehicle Towing
341
Appearance Care
341
Exterior Care
341
Interior Care
345
Floor Mats
348
Service and Maintenance
351
General Information
351
Maintenance Schedule
353
Special Application Services
358
Additional Maintenance and Care
359
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
362
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
362
Maintenance Replacement Parts
364
Maintenance Records
365
Technical Data
369
Vehicle Identification
369
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
369
Service Parts Identification Label
369
Vehicle Data
370
Capacities and Specifications
370
Engine Drive Belt Routing
373
Customer Information
375
Customer Information
376
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
376
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
378
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
379
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
379
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
380
Online Owner Center
380
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
381
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
381
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
384
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
386
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
386
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
388
Service Publications Ordering Information
390
Reporting Safety Defects
391
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
391
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
392
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
392
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
392
Vehicle Data Recording
392
OnStar®
393
Navigation System
393
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
394
Radio Frequency Statement
394
OnStar
395
OnStar Overview
395
OnStar Services
396
Emergency
396
Security
396
Navigation
396
Connections
398
Diagnostics
399
OnStar Additional Information
399
Index
403
Index_A
403
Index_B
404
Index_C
404
Index_D
405
Index_E
406
Index_F
406
Index_G
407
Index_H
407
Index_I
407
Index_J
408
Index_K
408
Index_L
408
Index_M
409
Index_N
409
Index_O
409
Index_P
410
Index_R
410
Index_S
411
Index_T
412
Index_U
413
Index_V
413
Index_W
414

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Manual

What contains the 2013 Corvette manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Corvette
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Corvette owners can do

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