2013 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
7.39 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Malibu 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
Instrument Panel Overview
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Second Row Seats
15
Heated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
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
Power Outlets
25
Universal Remote System
26
Sunroof
26
eAssist Features
27
eAssist® Overview
27
High Voltage Safety Information
27
Driver Efficiency Gauge
28
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature
28
Regenerative Braking
28
Battery
29
Service
29
Performance and Maintenance
29
Traction Control System (TCS)
29
StabiliTrak® System
29
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
30
Engine Oil Life System
30
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
31
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
31
Roadside Assistance Program
31
OnStar®
31
Keys, Doors, and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
34
Keys
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
35
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
35
Remote Vehicle Start
40
Door Locks
42
Power Door Locks
43
Door Ajar Reminder
43
Automatic Door Locks
43
Lockout Protection
44
Safety Locks
44
Doors
45
Trunk
45
Vehicle Security
47
Vehicle Alarm System
47
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
47
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
48
Exterior Mirrors
49
Convex Mirrors
49
Power Mirrors
49
Heated Mirrors
50
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
50
Interior Mirrors
50
Manual Rearview Mirror
50
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
50
Windows
51
Power Windows
51
Sun Visors
53
Roof
53
Sunroof
53
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Seat Adjustment
57
Power Seat Adjustment
58
Lumbar Adjustment
58
Reclining Seatbacks
58
Memory Seats
60
Heated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
63
Rear Seat Armrest
65
Safety Belts
65
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
66
Lap-Shoulder Belt
67
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
74
Airbag System
74
Where Are the Airbags?
77
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
78
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
79
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
80
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
80
Passenger Sensing System
81
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
86
Airbag System Check
87
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
87
Child Restraints
88
Older Children
88
Infants and Young Children
90
Child Restraint Systems
92
Where to Put the Restraint
94
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
95
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
103
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
104
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
106
Storage
109
Storage Compartments
109
Instrument Panel Storage
109
Glove Box
109
Cupholders
110
Sunglasses Storage
110
Center Console Storage
111
Additional Storage Features
111
Cargo Tie-Downs
111
Convenience Net
111
Instruments and Controls
113
Controls
114
Steering Wheel Adjustment
114
Steering Wheel Controls
114
Horn
115
Windshield Wiper/Washer
115
Compass
117
Clock
117
Power Outlets
118
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
120
Instrument Cluster
121
Speedometer
123
Odometer
123
Trip Odometer
123
Tachometer
123
Fuel Gauge
123
Driver Efficiency Gauge
124
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
124
Safety Belt Reminders
125
Airbag Readiness Light
126
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
126
Charging System Light
127
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
127
Brake System Warning Light
130
Electric Parking Brake Light
131
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
131
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
131
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
132
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
132
Traction Off Light
132
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
133
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
133
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
134
Tire Pressure Light
134
Engine Oil Pressure Light
135
Low Fuel Warning Light
135
Security Light
136
High-Beam On Light
136
Front Fog Lamp Light
136
Lamps On Reminder
136
Cruise Control Light
136
Door Ajar Light
137
Information Displays
137
Center Stack Display
137
Driver Information Center (DIC)
137
Vehicle Messages
141
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
141
Brake System Messages
141
Compass Messages
142
Cruise Control Messages
142
Door Ajar Messages
142
Engine Cooling System Messages
142
Engine Oil Messages
143
Engine Power Messages
144
Fuel System Messages
144
Key and Lock Messages
144
Lamp Messages
144
Object Detection System Messages
145
Ride Control System Messages
145
Security Messages
145
Service Vehicle Messages
145
Starting the Vehicle Messages
146
Tire Messages
146
Transmission Messages
147
Vehicle Reminder Messages
147
Washer Fluid Messages
147
Window Messages
147
Vehicle Personalization
148
Universal Remote System
153
Universal Remote System Programming
153
Universal Remote System Operation
156
Lighting
159
Exterior Lighting
159
Exterior Lamp Controls
159
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
160
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
160
Flash-to-Pass
160
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
160
Automatic Headlamp System
161
Hazard Warning Flashers
162
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
162
Fog Lamps
162
Interior Lighting
163
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
163
Courtesy Lamps
163
Dome Lamps
163
Reading Lamps
164
Lighting Features
164
Entry Lighting
164
Exit Lighting
165
Battery Load Management
165
Infotainment System
167
Introduction
167
Infotainment
167
Theft-Deterrent Feature
168
Overview
168
Operation
171
Radio
175
AM-FM Radio
175
Satellite Radio
177
Radio Reception
179
Backglass Antenna
180
Multi-Band Antenna
180
Audio Players
180
CD Player
180
Auxiliary Devices
182
Phone
188
Bluetooth (Overview)
188
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
189
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
193
Climate Controls
201
Climate Control Systems
201
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
203
Air Vents
207
Maintenance
208
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
208
Service
209
Driving and Operating
211
Driving Information
212
Distracted Driving
212
Defensive Driving
213
Drunk Driving
213
Control of a Vehicle
213
Braking
213
Steering
214
Off-Road Recovery
215
Loss of Control
215
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
216
Driving on Wet Roads
216
Highway Hypnosis
217
Hill and Mountain Roads
217
Winter Driving
218
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
219
Vehicle Load Limits
220
Starting and Operating
225
New Vehicle Break-In
225
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
225
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
227
Starting the Engine
229
Engine Heater
232
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
233
Shifting Into Park
233
Shifting out of Park
234
Parking over Things That Burn
235
Engine Exhaust
236
Running the Vehicle While Parked
236
Automatic Transmission
237
Manual Mode
238
Brakes
239
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
239
Parking Brake
240
Brake Assist
242
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
243
Ride Control Systems
243
Traction Control System (TCS)
243
StabiliTrak® System
244
Cruise Control
246
Object Detection Systems
248
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
248
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
250
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
252
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
254
Fuel
256
Recommended Fuel
257
Gasoline Specifications
257
California Fuel Requirements
257
Fuels in Foreign Countries
258
Fuel Additives
258
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
259
Filling the Tank
260
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
262
Towing
262
General Towing Information
262
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
263
Trailer Towing (Except eAssist)
266
Trailer Towing (eAssist)
267
Towing Equipment
267
Conversions and Add-Ons
268
Add-On Electrical Equipment
268
Vehicle Care
269
General Information
270
California Proposition 65 Warning
271
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
271
Accessories and Modifications
271
Vehicle Checks
272
Doing Your Own Service Work
272
Hood
273
Engine Compartment Overview
274
Engine Oil
279
Engine Oil Life System
281
Automatic Transmission Fluid
282
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
283
Cooling System
284
Engine Coolant
286
Engine Overheating
288
Washer Fluid
290
Brakes
290
Brake Fluid
291
Battery
293
Starter Switch Check
294
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
294
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
294
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
295
Wiper Blade Replacement
295
Headlamp Aiming
296
Bulb Replacement
296
Halogen Bulbs
296
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
297
LED Lighting
297
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
297
Fog Lamps
300
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps (LS and LT)
301
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps (LTZ)
302
License Plate Lamp
303
Replacement Bulbs
304
Electrical System
305
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
305
Electrical System Overload
305
Fuses
306
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
306
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
310
Wheels and Tires
312
Tires
312
All-Season Tires
313
Winter Tires
314
Summer Tires
314
Tire Sidewall Labeling
314
Tire Designations
316
Tire Terminology and Definitions
317
Tire Pressure
320
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
321
Tire Pressure Monitor System
322
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
323
Tire Inspection
327
Tire Rotation
327
When It Is Time for New Tires
328
Buying New Tires
329
Different Size Tires and Wheels
331
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
331
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
333
Wheel Replacement
333
Tire Chains
334
If a Tire Goes Flat
334
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Relief Button)
336
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Deflation Button)
344
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
351
Tire Changing
352
Compact Spare Tire
358
Jump Starting
359
Jump Starting (On-board with eAssist Only)
359
Jump Starting (with or without eAssist)
360
Towing
363
Towing the Vehicle
363
Recreational Vehicle Towing
363
Appearance Care
365
Exterior Care
365
Interior Care
368
Floor Mats
371
Service and Maintenance
373
General Information
373
Maintenance Schedule
374
Special Application Services
380
Additional Maintenance and Care
381
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
384
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
384
Maintenance Replacement Parts
385
Maintenance Records
386
Technical Data
389
Vehicle Identification
389
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
389
Service Parts Identification Label
389
Vehicle Data
390
Capacities and Specifications
390
Engine Drive Belt Routing
392
Customer Information
393
Customer Information
394
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
394
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
396
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
397
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
397
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
398
Online Owner Center (U.S. and Canada)
398
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
399
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
399
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
403
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
405
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
405
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
407
Service Publications Ordering Information
409
Reporting Safety Defects
410
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
410
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
411
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
411
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
411
Event Data Recorders
412
OnStar®
413
Infotainment System
413
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
413
Radio Frequency Statement
413
OnStar
415
OnStar Overview
415
OnStar Services
416
Emergency
416
Security
416
Navigation
416
Connections
418
Diagnostics
419
OnStar Additional Information
419
Index
425
Index_A
425
Index_B
426
Index_C
426
Index_D
427
Index_E
428
Index_F
428
Index_G
429
Index_H
429
Index_I
430
Index_J
430
Index_K
430
Index_L
430
Index_M
431
Index_N
432
Index_O
432
Index_P
432
Index_R
433
Index_S
433
Index_T
435
Index_U
436
Index_V
436
Index_W
436

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

What contains the 2013 Malibu manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Malibu
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Malibu owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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