2013 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

2013 Chevrolet Impala owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Impala
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.67 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Impala 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
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
11
Trunk Release
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Second Row Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
17
Vehicle Features
19
Radio(s)
19
Satellite Radio
20
Portable Audio Devices
20
Bluetooth®
20
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
21
Power Outlets
22
Universal Remote System
22
Performance and Maintenance
23
Traction Control System (TCS)
23
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
23
Engine Oil Life System
24
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
24
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
24
Roadside Assistance Program
25
OnStar®
25
Keys, Doors, and Windows
27
Keys and Locks
27
Keys
27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
28
Remote Vehicle Start
30
Door Locks
32
Power Door Locks
33
Delayed Locking
33
Automatic Door Locks
33
Lockout Protection
34
Safety Locks
34
Doors
35
Trunk
35
Vehicle Security
36
Vehicle Alarm System
36
Immobilizer
37
Immobilizer Operation
37
Exterior Mirrors
39
Convex Mirrors
39
Power Mirrors
39
Heated Mirrors
40
Interior Mirrors
40
Manual Rearview Mirror
40
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
40
Windows
41
Power Windows
41
Sun Visors
42
Roof
42
Sunroof
42
Seats and Restraints
45
Head Restraints
46
Front Seats
47
Seat Adjustment
47
Center Seat
48
Power Seat Adjustment
48
Lumbar Adjustment
48
Reclining Seatbacks
49
Heated Front Seats
50
Rear Seats
51
Rear Seats (Split Folding)
51
Safety Belts
53
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
54
Lap-Shoulder Belt
55
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
59
Lap Belt
59
Safety Belt Extender
60
Safety System Check
61
Safety Belt Care
61
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
61
Airbag System
62
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
67
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
73
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Airbag System Check
75
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
75
Child Restraints
76
Older Children
76
Infants and Young Children
78
Child Restraint Systems
80
Where to Put the Restraint
82
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
83
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
89
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
89
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
91
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
91
Storage
95
Storage Compartments
95
Glove Box
95
Cupholders
95
Sunglasses Storage
95
Armrest Storage
95
Rear Storage
95
Center Console Storage
95
Additional Storage Features
96
Convenience Net
96
Instruments and Controls
97
Controls
98
Steering Wheel Adjustment
98
Steering Wheel Controls
98
Horn
99
Windshield Wiper/Washer
99
Compass
100
Clock
102
Power Outlets
103
Cigarette Lighter
104
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
104
Instrument Cluster
105
Speedometer
106
Odometer
106
Tachometer
106
Fuel Gauge
106
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
107
Safety Belt Reminders
108
Airbag Readiness Light
108
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
109
Charging System Light
110
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
110
Brake System Warning Light
113
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
114
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Off Light
114
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
115
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
115
Tire Pressure Light
116
Engine Oil Pressure Light
116
Security Light
116
High-Beam On Light
117
Front Fog Lamp Light
117
Cruise Control Light
117
Information Displays
118
Driver Information Center (DIC)
118
Vehicle Messages
122
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
122
Brake System Messages
122
Door Ajar Messages
122
Engine Cooling System Messages
123
Engine Oil Messages
124
Engine Power Messages
125
Fuel System Messages
125
Key and Lock Messages
125
Lamp Messages
125
Ride Control System Messages
126
Airbag System Messages
127
Security Messages
127
Service Vehicle Messages
127
Tire Messages
128
Transmission Messages
129
Vehicle Reminder Messages
129
Washer Fluid Messages
129
Vehicle Personalization
129
Universal Remote System
135
Universal Remote System Programming
135
Universal Remote System Operation
140
Lighting
141
Exterior Lighting
141
Exterior Lamp Controls
141
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
142
Flash-to-Pass
142
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
142
Hazard Warning Flashers
143
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
144
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
Delayed Entry Lighting
146
Delayed Exit Lighting
147
Parade Dimming
147
Battery Load Management
147
Battery Power Protection
148
Infotainment System
149
Introduction
149
Infotainment
149
Theft-Deterrent Feature
150
Operation
150
Radio
154
AM-FM Radio
154
Satellite Radio
156
Radio Reception
159
Backglass Antenna
160
Satellite Radio Antenna
161
Audio Players
161
CD Player
161
Auxiliary Devices
166
Phone
167
Bluetooth
167
Climate Controls
175
Climate Control Systems
175
Air Vents
179
Maintenance
179
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
179
Driving and Operating
181
Driving Information
182
Distracted Driving
182
Defensive Driving
182
Drunk Driving
183
Control of a Vehicle
183
Braking
183
Steering
183
Off-Road Recovery
184
Loss of Control
184
Driving on Wet Roads
185
Highway Hypnosis
186
Hill and Mountain Roads
186
Winter Driving
187
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
188
Vehicle Load Limits
189
Starting and Operating
193
New Vehicle Break-In
193
Ignition Positions
193
Starting the Engine
195
Engine Heater
196
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
197
Shifting Into Park
197
Shifting out of Park
198
Parking over Things That Burn
199
Engine Exhaust
199
Running the Vehicle While Parked
200
Automatic Transmission
200
Manual Mode
202
Brakes
203
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
203
Parking Brake
204
Ride Control Systems
205
Traction Control System (TCS)
205
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
206
Cruise Control
208
Fuel
210
Recommended Fuel
211
Gasoline Specifications
211
California Fuel Requirements
211
Fuels in Foreign Countries
211
Fuel Additives
212
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
213
Filling the Tank
214
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
215
Towing
216
General Towing Information
216
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
216
Trailer Towing
219
Towing Equipment
220
Conversions and Add-Ons
221
Add-On Electrical Equipment
221
Vehicle Care
223
General Information
224
California Proposition 65 Warning
224
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
225
Accessories and Modifications
225
Vehicle Checks
225
Doing Your Own Service Work
225
Hood
226
Engine Compartment Overview
227
Engine Oil
228
Engine Oil Life System
230
Automatic Transmission Fluid
231
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
232
Cooling System
233
Engine Coolant
233
Engine Overheating
236
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
237
Power Steering Fluid
237
Washer Fluid
238
Brakes
239
Brake Fluid
240
Battery
241
Starter Switch Check
242
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
242
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
242
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
243
Wiper Blade Replacement
243
Headlamp Aiming
244
Bulb Replacement
244
Halogen Bulbs
244
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
245
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
246
License Plate Lamp
247
Replacement Bulbs
248
Electrical System
248
Electrical System Overload
248
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
249
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
249
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
252
Wheels and Tires
253
Tires
253
All-Season Tires
254
Winter Tires
254
Summer Tires
255
Tire Sidewall Labeling
255
Tire Designations
257
Tire Terminology and Definitions
258
Tire Pressure
260
Tire Pressure Monitor System
262
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
263
Tire Inspection
266
Tire Rotation
266
When It Is Time for New Tires
267
Buying New Tires
268
Different Size Tires and Wheels
270
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
270
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
272
Wheel Replacement
272
Tire Chains
273
If a Tire Goes Flat
273
Tire Changing
275
Compact Spare Tire
282
Jump Starting
283
Towing
285
Towing the Vehicle
285
Recreational Vehicle Towing
285
Appearance Care
287
Exterior Care
287
Interior Care
290
Floor Mats
293
Service and Maintenance
295
General Information
295
Maintenance Schedule
297
Special Application Services
302
Additional Maintenance and Care
303
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
306
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
306
Maintenance Replacement Parts
307
Maintenance Records
308
Technical Data
311
Vehicle Identification
311
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
311
Service Parts Identification Label
311
Vehicle Data
312
Capacities and Specifications
312
Engine Drive Belt Routing
314
Customer Information
315
Customer Information
315
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
315
Customer Assistance Offices
317
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
318
Online Owner Center
318
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
319
Roadside Assistance Program
319
Scheduling Service Appointments
321
Courtesy Transportation Program
321
Collision Damage Repair
323
Service Publications Ordering Information
325
Reporting Safety Defects
326
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
326
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
327
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
327
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
327
Event Data Recorders
328
OnStar®
329
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
329
Radio Frequency Statement
329
OnStar
331
OnStar Overview
331
OnStar Services
332
Emergency
332
Security
332
Navigation
332
Connections
333
Diagnostics
335
OnStar Additional Information
335
Index
339
Index_A
339
Index_B
340
Index_C
340
Index_D
341
Index_E
342
Index_F
342
Index_G
343
Index_H
343
Index_I
343
Index_J
344
Index_K
344
Index_L
344
Index_M
345
Index_N
345
Index_O
345
Index_P
346
Index_R
346
Index_S
347
Index_T
348
Index_U
349
Index_V
349
Index_W
349

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2013 Impala manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Impala owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Impala, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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The Chevrolet Impala (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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