2013 Chevrolet Cruze Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
6.82 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Cruze 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
Instrument Panel Overview
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Heated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
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
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Navigation System
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
23
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
24
Power Outlets
24
Performance and Maintenance
24
Traction Control System (TCS)
24
StabiliTrak® System
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
25
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
27
Keys, Doors, and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
29
Keys
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
31
Remote Vehicle Start
37
Door Locks
38
Power Door Locks
39
Automatic Door Locks
39
Safety Locks
40
Doors
40
Trunk
40
Vehicle Security
42
Vehicle Alarm System
42
Immobilizer
42
Immobilizer Operation
43
Exterior Mirrors
43
Convex Mirrors
43
Manual Mirrors
44
Power Mirrors
44
Folding Mirrors
44
Heated Mirrors
44
Interior Mirrors
45
Manual Rearview Mirror
45
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
45
Windows
45
Power Windows
46
Sun Visors
48
Roof
48
Sunroof
48
Seats and Restraints
51
Head Restraints
52
Front Seats
53
Seat Adjustment
53
Power Seat Adjustment
54
Reclining Seatbacks
54
Heated Front Seats
55
Rear Seats
56
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?
71
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
72
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
72
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
72
Passenger Sensing System
74
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
79
Airbag System Check
80
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
80
Child Restraints
81
Older Children
81
Infants and Young Children
83
Child Restraint Systems
85
Where to Put the Restraint
87
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
88
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
95
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
95
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
98
Storage
101
Storage Compartments
101
Instrument Panel Storage
101
Glove Box
101
Cupholders
101
Center Console Storage
102
Additional Storage Features
102
Cargo Tie-Downs
102
Instruments and Controls
103
Controls
104
Steering Wheel Adjustment
104
Steering Wheel Controls
104
Horn
105
Windshield Wiper/Washer
105
Compass
106
Clock
106
Power Outlets
108
Cigarette Lighter
108
Ashtrays
108
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
109
Instrument Cluster
110
Speedometer
111
Odometer
111
Trip Odometer
111
Tachometer
111
Fuel Gauge
111
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
112
Safety Belt Reminders
112
Airbag Readiness Light
113
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
114
Charging System Light
115
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
115
Brake System Warning Light
118
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
118
Up-Shift Light
119
Power Steering Warning Light
119
Traction Off Light
119
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
120
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
120
Tire Pressure Light
120
Engine Oil Pressure Light
121
Low Fuel Warning Light
121
Security Light
122
Reduced Engine Power Light
122
High-Beam On Light
122
Front Fog Lamp Light
123
Lamps On Reminder
123
Cruise Control Light
123
Door Ajar Light
123
Information Displays
124
Driver Information Center (DIC)
124
Vehicle Messages
128
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
129
Brake System Messages
129
Compass Messages
129
Cruise Control Messages
129
Door Ajar Messages
129
Engine Cooling System Messages
130
Engine Oil Messages
130
Engine Power Messages
131
Fuel System Messages
131
Key and Lock Messages
131
Lamp Messages
131
Object Detection System Messages
132
Ride Control System Messages
132
Airbag System Messages
132
Security Messages
133
Service Vehicle Messages
133
Starting the Vehicle Messages
133
Tire Messages
133
Transmission Messages
134
Vehicle Reminder Messages
134
Vehicle Personalization
134
Lighting
141
Exterior Lighting
141
Exterior Lamp Controls
141
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
142
Flash-to-Pass
142
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
142
Automatic Headlamp System
143
Hazard Warning Flashers
144
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
144
Front Fog Lamps
144
Interior Lighting
145
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
145
Courtesy Lamps
145
Dome Lamps
145
Reading Lamps
146
Lighting Features
146
Entry Lighting
146
Exit Lighting
146
Battery Power Protection
147
Infotainment System
149
Introduction
149
Infotainment
149
Theft-Deterrent Feature
150
Overview
151
Operation
152
Radio
155
AM-FM Radio
155
Satellite Radio
158
Radio Reception
161
Satellite Radio Antenna
161
Multi-Band Antenna
161
Audio Players
162
CD Player
162
Auxiliary Devices
164
Phone
166
Bluetooth (Overview)
166
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
168
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
171
Trademarks and License Agreements
178
Climate Controls
183
Climate Control Systems
183
Automatic Climate Control System
185
Air Vents
188
Maintenance
189
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
189
Service
189
Driving and Operating
191
Driving Information
192
Distracted Driving
192
Defensive Driving
193
Drunk Driving
193
Control of a Vehicle
193
Braking
194
Steering
194
Off-Road Recovery
195
Loss of Control
195
Driving on Wet Roads
196
Highway Hypnosis
197
Hill and Mountain Roads
197
Winter Driving
198
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
199
Vehicle Load Limits
200
Starting and Operating
204
New Vehicle Break-In
204
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
205
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
207
Starting the Engine
209
Engine Heater
211
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
212
Shifting Into Park
212
Shifting out of Park
213
Parking
215
Parking over Things That Burn
215
Engine Exhaust
215
Running the Vehicle While Parked
216
Automatic Transmission
216
Manual Mode
218
Manual Transmission
220
Brakes
222
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
222
Parking Brake
223
Brake Assist
223
Ride Control Systems
224
Traction Control System (TCS)
224
StabiliTrak® System
225
Cruise Control
226
Object Detection Systems
229
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
229
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
230
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
232
Fuel
236
Recommended Fuel
236
Gasoline Specifications
237
California Fuel Requirements
237
Fuels in Foreign Countries
237
Fuel Additives
237
Filling the Tank
238
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
240
Towing
240
General Towing Information
240
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
241
Trailer Towing (Fuel Economy Model)
244
Trailer Towing (Except Fuel Economy Model)
244
Towing Equipment
245
Conversions and Add-Ons
246
Add-On Electrical Equipment
246
Vehicle Care
247
General Information
248
California Proposition 65 Warning
248
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
249
Accessories and Modifications
249
Vehicle Checks
249
Doing Your Own Service Work
249
Hood
250
Engine Compartment Overview
252
Engine Oil
255
Engine Oil Life System
257
Automatic Transmission Fluid
258
Manual Transmission Fluid
259
Hydraulic Clutch
259
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
259
Cooling System
261
Engine Coolant
261
Engine Overheating
265
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
266
Washer Fluid
266
Brakes
267
Brake Fluid
268
Battery
270
Starter Switch Check
270
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
271
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
271
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
271
Wiper Blade Replacement
272
Headlamp Aiming
272
Bulb Replacement
273
Halogen Headlamps
273
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
273
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
275
License Plate Lamp
277
Replacement Bulbs
278
Electrical System
278
Electrical System Overload
278
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
279
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
279
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
283
Wheels and Tires
284
Tires
284
All-Season Tires
285
Winter Tires
286
Low-Profile Tires
286
Summer Tires
286
Tire Sidewall Labeling
287
Tire Designations
289
Tire Terminology and Definitions
290
Tire Pressure
293
Tire Pressure Monitor System
294
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
295
Tire Inspection
298
Tire Rotation
298
When It Is Time for New Tires
299
Buying New Tires
300
Different Size Tires and Wheels
302
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
302
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
304
Wheel Replacement
304
Tire Chains
305
If a Tire Goes Flat
305
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
307
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
314
Tire Changing
315
Compact Spare Tire
323
Jump Starting
323
Towing
326
Towing the Vehicle
326
Recreational Vehicle Towing
326
Appearance Care
329
Exterior Care
329
Interior Care
332
Floor Mats
336
Service and Maintenance
337
General Information
337
Maintenance Schedule
338
Special Application Services
344
Additional Maintenance and Care
345
Recommended Fluids
348
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
348
Maintenance Replacement Parts
349
Maintenance Records
351
Technical Data
353
Vehicle Identification
353
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
353
Service Parts Identification Label
353
Vehicle Data
354
Capacities and Specifications
354
Engine Drive Belt Routing
356
Customer Information
357
Customer Information
357
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
357
Customer Assistance Offices
359
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
360
Online Owner Center
360
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
361
Roadside Assistance Program
361
Scheduling Service Appointments
363
Courtesy Transportation Program
363
Collision Damage Repair
365
Service Publications Ordering Information
367
Reporting Safety Defects
368
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
368
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
369
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
369
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
369
Event Data Recorders
370
OnStar®
371
Infotainment System
371
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
371
Radio Frequency Statement
371
OnStar
373
OnStar Overview
373
OnStar Services
374
Emergency
374
Security
374
Navigation
374
Connections
376
Diagnostics
377
OnStar Additional Information
377
Index
383
Index_A
383
Index_B
383
Index_C
384
Index_D
385
Index_E
386
Index_F
386
Index_G
387
Index_H
387
Index_I
387
Index_J
388
Index_K
388
Index_L
388
Index_M
389
Index_N
389
Index_O
389
Index_P
390
Index_R
391
Index_S
391
Index_T
393
Index_U
393
Index_V
394
Index_W
394

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Manual

What contains the 2013 Cruze manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Cruze, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Cruze

Where to download the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Cruze owner manual for the 2013 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Cruze year 2013 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2013 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Cruze (2013) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2013 is available in English.

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