2013 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2013 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
6.49 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Equinox 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
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Heated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Parking Brake
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
23
Infotainment System
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
24
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
25
Roof Rack System
25
Power Outlets
26
Universal Remote System
26
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control System (TCS)
26
StabiliTrak® System
27
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Engine Oil Life System
27
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
28
OnStar®
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
Remote Vehicle Start
34
Door Locks
36
Power Door Locks
37
Safety Locks
38
Doors
38
Liftgate
38
Vehicle Security
42
Vehicle Alarm System
42
Immobilizer
43
Immobilizer Operation
43
Exterior Mirrors
44
Convex Mirrors
44
Power Mirrors
44
Heated Mirrors
45
Blind Spot Mirrors
45
Park Tilt Mirrors
46
Interior Mirrors
46
Manual Rearview Mirror
46
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
46
Windows
47
Power Windows
47
Sun Visors
48
Roof
48
Sunroof
48
Seats and Restraints
51
Head Restraints
52
Front Seats
53
Seat Adjustment
53
Power Seat Adjustment
54
Lumbar Adjustment
55
Reclining Seatbacks
55
Memory Seats
56
Heated Front Seats
58
Rear Seats
59
Safety Belts
61
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
62
Lap-Shoulder Belt
63
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
67
Safety Belt Extender
67
Safety System Check
67
Safety Belt Care
68
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
68
Airbag System
69
Where Are the Airbags?
71
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
72
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
74
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
74
Passenger Sensing System
76
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Airbag System Check
82
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
82
Child Restraints
83
Older Children
83
Infants and Young Children
85
Child Restraint Systems
87
Where to Put the Restraint
89
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
90
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
95
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
95
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
98
Storage
103
Storage Compartments
103
Instrument Panel Storage
103
Glove Box
103
Cupholders
103
Center Console Storage
103
Additional Storage Features
104
Cargo Cover
104
Cargo Tie-Downs
104
Convenience Net
104
Roof Rack System
104
Instruments and Controls
107
Controls
108
Steering Wheel Adjustment
108
Steering Wheel Controls
108
Horn
109
Windshield Wiper/Washer
109
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
110
Compass
110
Clock
111
Power Outlets
112
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
113
Instrument Cluster
114
Speedometer
115
Odometer
115
Tachometer
115
Fuel Gauge
115
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
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
123
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
123
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
123
Traction Off Light
124
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
124
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
125
Tire Pressure Light
125
Engine Oil Pressure Light
125
Fuel Economy Light
126
Low Fuel Warning Light
126
Security Light
127
High-Beam On Light
127
Front Fog Lamp Light
127
Lamps On Reminder
127
Cruise Control Light
127
Information Displays
128
Driver Information Center (DIC)
128
Vehicle Messages
131
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
132
Brake System Messages
132
Compass Messages
132
Cruise Control Messages
132
Door Ajar Messages
132
Engine Cooling System Messages
133
Engine Oil Messages
133
Engine Power Messages
134
Fuel System Messages
134
Key and Lock Messages
134
Object Detection System Messages
135
Ride Control System Messages
135
Airbag System Messages
136
Security Messages
136
Service Vehicle Messages
136
Tire Messages
137
Transmission Messages
137
Vehicle Reminder 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
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
147
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
149
Interior Lighting
150
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
150
Dome Lamps
150
Reading Lamps
150
Lighting Features
151
Entry Lighting
151
Battery Load Management
151
Infotainment System
153
Introduction
153
Infotainment
153
Theft-Deterrent Feature
154
Overview
155
Operation
156
Radio
159
AM-FM Radio
159
Satellite Radio
161
Radio Reception
164
Multi-Band Antenna
165
Audio Players
165
CD Player
165
MP3
167
Auxiliary Devices
169
Phone
173
Bluetooth (Overview)
173
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
175
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
179
Trademarks and License Agreements
185
Climate Controls
187
Climate Control Systems
187
Automatic Climate Control System
189
Air Vents
191
Maintenance
192
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
192
Driving and Operating
195
Driving Information
196
Distracted Driving
196
Defensive Driving
197
Drunk Driving
197
Control of a Vehicle
197
Braking
197
Steering
198
Off-Road Recovery
199
Loss of Control
199
Off-Road Driving
200
Driving on Wet Roads
204
Highway Hypnosis
205
Hill and Mountain Roads
205
Winter Driving
206
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
208
Vehicle Load Limits
208
Starting and Operating
213
New Vehicle Break-In
213
Ignition Positions
213
Starting the Engine
215
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
216
Engine Coolant Heater
217
Shifting Into Park
217
Shifting out of Park
219
Parking over Things That Burn
219
Engine Exhaust
219
Running the Vehicle While Parked
220
Automatic Transmission
220
Manual Mode
222
Fuel Economy Mode
223
Drive Systems
223
All-Wheel Drive
223
Brakes
224
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
224
Parking Brake
225
Brake Assist
225
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
225
Ride Control Systems
226
Traction Control System (TCS)
226
StabiliTrak® System
227
Cruise Control
229
Object Detection Systems
232
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
232
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
234
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
235
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
238
Fuel
240
Recommended Fuel
240
Gasoline Specifications
241
California Fuel Requirements
241
Fuels in Foreign Countries
241
Fuel Additives
241
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
242
Filling the Tank
243
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
245
Towing
245
General Towing Information
245
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
245
Trailer Towing
248
Towing Equipment
250
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
251
Conversions and Add-Ons
251
Add-On Electrical Equipment
251
Vehicle Care
253
General Information
254
California Proposition 65 Warning
254
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
254
Accessories and Modifications
254
Vehicle Checks
255
Doing Your Own Service Work
255
Hood
256
Engine Compartment Overview
257
Engine Cover
260
Engine Oil
260
Engine Oil Life System
263
Automatic Transmission Fluid
264
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
264
Cooling System
266
Engine Coolant
267
Engine Overheating
270
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
271
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine)
271
Washer Fluid
272
Brakes
273
Brake Fluid
274
Battery
275
All-Wheel Drive
275
Starter Switch Check
275
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
276
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
276
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
277
Wiper Blade Replacement
277
Headlamp Aiming
278
Bulb Replacement
279
Halogen Bulbs
279
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
279
Fog Lamps
280
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
280
License Plate Lamp
281
Replacement Bulbs
282
Electrical System
283
Fuses
283
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
283
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
286
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
294
Tire Pressure
296
Tire Pressure Monitor System
297
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
299
Tire Inspection
301
Tire Rotation
302
When It Is Time for New Tires
303
Buying New Tires
304
Different Size Tires and Wheels
305
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
306
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
307
Wheel Replacement
308
Tire Chains
308
If a Tire Goes Flat
309
Tire Changing
311
Compact Spare Tire
317
Jump Starting
318
Towing
321
Towing the Vehicle
321
Recreational Vehicle Towing
321
Appearance Care
324
Exterior Care
324
Interior Care
327
Floor Mats
330
Service and Maintenance
333
General Information
333
Maintenance Schedule
334
Special Application Services
340
Additional Maintenance and Care
341
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
344
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
344
Maintenance Replacement Parts
345
Maintenance Records
347
Technical Data
349
Vehicle Identification
349
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
349
Service Parts Identification Label
349
Vehicle Data
350
Capacities and Specifications
350
Engine Drive Belt Routing
352
Customer Information
353
Customer Information
353
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
353
Customer Assistance Offices
355
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
356
Online Owner Center
356
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
357
Roadside Assistance Program
357
Scheduling Service Appointments
359
Courtesy Transportation Program
359
Collision Damage Repair
361
Service Publications Ordering Information
363
Reporting Safety Defects
364
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
364
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
365
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
365
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
365
Event Data Recorders
366
OnStar®
366
Infotainment System
367
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
367
Radio Frequency Statement
367
OnStar
369
OnStar Overview
369
OnStar Services
370
Emergency
370
Security
370
Navigation
370
Connections
371
Diagnostics
373
OnStar Additional Information
373
Index
379
Index_A
379
Index_B
380
Index_C
380
Index_D
381
Index_E
382
Index_F
382
Index_G
383
Index_H
383
Index_I
384
Index_J
384
Index_K
384
Index_L
384
Index_M
385
Index_N
385
Index_O
385
Index_P
386
Index_R
386
Index_S
387
Index_T
388
Index_U
389
Index_V
389
Index_W
390

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2013 Equinox manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Equinox
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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

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