2013 Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Manual

2013 Chevrolet Silverado owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Silverado
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
7.92 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 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 (Base/Uplevel Version)
8
Instrument Panel (Premium Version)
11
Initial Drive Information
13
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
13
Remote Vehicle Start
14
Door Locks
14
Windows
15
Seat Adjustment
16
Memory Features
18
Heated and Ventilated Seats
18
Head Restraint Adjustment
19
Safety Belts
19
Passenger Sensing System
19
Mirror Adjustment
20
Steering Wheel Adjustment
22
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
22
Interior Lighting
23
Exterior Lighting
23
Windshield Wiper/Washer
24
Climate Controls
24
Transmission
27
Four-Wheel Drive
28
Vehicle Features
30
Radio(s)
30
Satellite Radio
31
Portable Audio Devices
31
Bluetooth®
32
Steering Wheel Controls
32
Cruise Control
33
Navigation System
33
Driver Information Center (DIC)
33
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
34
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
34
Power Outlets
35
Universal Remote System
35
Sunroof
35
Performance and Maintenance
37
StabiliTrak® System
37
Tire Pressure Monitor
37
Engine Oil Life System
38
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
38
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
38
Roadside Assistance Program
39
OnStar®
39
Keys, Doors, and Windows
41
Keys and Locks
41
Keys
41
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
42
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
42
Remote Vehicle Start
44
Door Locks
46
Power Door Locks
47
Delayed Locking
47
Automatic Door Locks
48
Lockout Protection
48
Safety Locks
48
Doors
49
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
49
Tailgate
49
Vehicle Security
50
Vehicle Alarm System
50
Immobilizer
52
Immobilizer Operation
52
Exterior Mirrors
53
Convex Mirrors
53
Manual Mirrors
54
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
54
Power Mirrors
54
Folding Mirrors
55
Heated Mirrors
56
Park Tilt Mirrors
57
Interior Mirrors
57
Manual Rearview Mirror
57
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
57
Windows
58
Manual Windows
58
Power Windows
58
Rear Windows
60
Sun Visors
60
Roof
60
Sunroof (Extended Cab)
60
Sunroof (Crew Cab)
61
Seats and Restraints
63
Head Restraints
64
Front Seats
65
Seat Adjustment
65
Center Seat
67
Power Seat Adjustment
67
Lumbar Adjustment
67
Reclining Seatbacks
68
Memory Seats
70
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
71
Rear Seats
73
Rear Seats (Extended Cab Full Bench)
73
Rear Seats (All Split Bench and Hybrid Full Bench)
73
Safety Belts
74
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
75
Lap-Shoulder Belt
76
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
81
Lap Belt
81
Safety Belt Extender
82
Safety System Check
82
Safety Belt Care
83
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
83
Airbag System
84
Where Are the Airbags?
86
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
87
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
89
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
89
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
90
Airbag On-Off Switch
91
Passenger Sensing System
94
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
98
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
99
Airbag System Check
100
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
100
Child Restraints
101
Older Children
101
Infants and Young Children
103
Child Restraint Systems
105
Where to Put the Restraint
107
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
109
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
117
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
117
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
120
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
120
Storage
129
Storage Compartments
129
Instrument Panel Storage
129
Glove Box
129
Cupholders
129
Armrest Storage
130
Center Console Storage
130
Instruments and Controls
131
Controls
132
Steering Wheel Adjustment
132
Steering Wheel Controls
132
Horn
134
Windshield Wiper/Washer
134
Compass
135
Clock
137
Power Outlets
139
Cigarette Lighter
139
Ashtrays
140
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
140
Instrument Cluster
141
Speedometer
142
Odometer
142
Trip Odometer
142
Tachometer
142
Fuel Gauge
143
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
144
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
145
Voltmeter Gauge
146
Safety Belt Reminders
146
Airbag Readiness Light
147
Airbag On-Off Light
148
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
150
Charging System Light
151
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
151
Brake System Warning Light
154
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
154
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
155
Tow/Haul Mode Light
155
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
155
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
156
Tire Pressure Light
156
Engine Oil Pressure Light
157
Low Fuel Warning Light
157
Security Light
158
High-Beam On Light
158
Front Fog Lamp Light
158
Cruise Control Light
158
Information Displays
159
Driver Information Center (DIC)
159
Vehicle Messages
167
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
168
Brake System Messages
168
Door Ajar Messages
169
Engine Cooling System Messages
169
Engine Oil Messages
170
Engine Power Messages
171
Fuel System Messages
171
Key and Lock Messages
171
Lamp Messages
171
Object Detection System Messages
172
Ride Control System Messages
172
Airbag System Messages
173
Security Messages
173
Starting the Vehicle Messages
173
Tire Messages
174
Transmission Messages
174
Vehicle Reminder Messages
175
Washer Fluid Messages
176
Vehicle Personalization
176
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
176
Universal Remote System
184
Universal Remote System Programming
184
Universal Remote System Operation
188
Lighting
191
Exterior Lighting
191
Exterior Lamp Controls
191
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
192
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
192
Flash-to-Pass
193
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
193
Automatic Headlamp System
193
Hazard Warning Flashers
195
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
195
Fog Lamps
196
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
196
Interior Lighting
197
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
197
Cargo Lamp
197
Dome Lamps
197
Reading Lamps
198
Lighting Features
198
Entry Lighting
198
Exit Lighting
198
Battery Load Management
199
Battery Power Protection
199
Infotainment System
201
Introduction
201
Infotainment
201
Theft-Deterrent Feature
202
Overview (AM-FM Radio)
203
Overview (Radio with CD (MP3))
204
Overview (Radio with USB, CD, and DVD (MP3))
206
Operation
207
Radio
210
AM-FM Radio
210
Satellite Radio
212
Radio Reception
216
Fixed Mast Antenna
216
Satellite Radio Antenna
217
Audio Players
217
CD Player
217
CD/DVD Player
223
Auxiliary Devices
234
Rear Seat Infotainment
238
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
238
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
248
Phone
250
Bluetooth
250
Trademarks and License Agreements
257
Climate Controls
259
Climate Control Systems
259
Climate Control Systems (with Air Conditioning)
259
Climate Control Systems (with Heater Only)
262
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
263
Air Vents
268
Driving and Operating
269
Driving Information
270
Distracted Driving
270
Defensive Driving
271
Drunk Driving
271
Control of a Vehicle
271
Braking
271
Steering
272
Off-Road Recovery
272
Loss of Control
273
Off-Road Driving
273
Driving on Wet Roads
278
Highway Hypnosis
279
Hill and Mountain Roads
279
Winter Driving
280
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
282
Vehicle Load Limits
283
Truck-Camper Loading Information
289
Starting and Operating
291
New Vehicle Break-In
291
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
292
Ignition Positions
292
Starting the Engine
294
Fast Idle System
296
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
296
Engine Coolant Heater
297
Shifting Into Park
297
Shifting out of Park
299
Parking (Manual Transmission)
299
Parking over Things That Burn
300
Active Fuel Management®
300
Engine Exhaust
300
Running the Vehicle While Parked
301
Automatic Transmission
301
Manual Mode
305
Tow/Haul Mode
306
Manual Transmission
307
Drive Systems
309
Four-Wheel Drive
309
Brakes
321
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
321
Parking Brake
322
Brake Assist
323
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
323
Ride Control Systems
324
StabiliTrak® System
324
Locking Rear Axle
327
Cruise Control
327
Object Detection Systems
330
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
330
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
332
Fuel
336
Recommended Fuel
337
Gasoline Specifications
337
California Fuel Requirements
337
Fuels in Foreign Countries
338
Fuel Additives
338
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
339
Filling the Tank
340
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
342
Towing
342
General Towing Information
342
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
343
Trailer Towing
345
Towing Equipment
361
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
372
Conversions and Add-Ons
373
Add-On Electrical Equipment
373
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
373
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
376
Vehicle Care
377
General Information
378
California Proposition 65 Warning
378
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
379
Accessories and Modifications
379
Vehicle Checks
379
Doing Your Own Service Work
379
Hood
380
Engine Compartment Overview
381
Engine Oil
382
Engine Oil Life System
385
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
386
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
388
Manual Transmission Fluid
391
Hydraulic Clutch
391
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
392
Cooling System
393
Engine Coolant
394
Engine Overheating
397
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
399
Engine Fan
399
Power Steering Fluid
400
Washer Fluid
400
Brakes
401
Brake Fluid
402
Battery
404
Four-Wheel Drive
405
Front Axle
406
Rear Axle
407
Noise Control System
408
Starter Switch Check
409
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
409
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
410
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
410
Wiper Blade Replacement
411
Glass Replacement
411
Headlamp Aiming
411
Bulb Replacement
412
Halogen Bulbs
412
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
412
Pick-Up Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
413
Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models)
413
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
413
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
414
License Plate Lamp
415
Replacement Bulbs
415
Electrical System
416
Electrical System Overload
416
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
416
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
417
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
421
Wheels and Tires
423
Tires
423
All-Season Tires
425
Winter Tires
425
Summer Tires
426
Tire Sidewall Labeling
426
Tire Designations
428
Tire Terminology and Definitions
430
Tire Pressure
432
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
434
Tire Pressure Monitor System
434
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
435
Tire Inspection
438
Tire Rotation
439
Dual Tire Rotation
441
When It Is Time for New Tires
441
Buying New Tires
442
Different Size Tires and Wheels
444
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
444
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
446
Wheel Replacement
446
Tire Chains
447
If a Tire Goes Flat
448
Tire Changing
449
Full-Size Spare Tire
460
Jump Starting
460
Towing
465
Towing the Vehicle
465
Recreational Vehicle Towing
465
Appearance Care
469
Exterior Care
469
Interior Care
472
Floor Mats
475
Service and Maintenance
477
General Information
477
Maintenance Schedule
479
Special Application Services
484
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
488
Maintenance Replacement Parts
491
Maintenance Records
492
Technical Data
495
Vehicle Identification
495
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
495
Service Parts Identification Label
495
Vehicle Data
496
Capacities and Specifications
496
Engine Drive Belt Routing
500
Customer Information
501
Customer Information
502
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
502
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
504
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
505
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
505
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
506
Online Owner Center
506
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
507
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
507
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
511
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
512
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
513
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
514
Service Publications Ordering Information
516
Reporting Safety Defects
517
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
517
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
518
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
518
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
519
Event Data Recorders
519
OnStar®
520
Navigation System
520
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
520
Radio Frequency Statement
520
OnStar
521
OnStar Overview
521
OnStar Services
522
Emergency
522
Security
522
Navigation
522
Connections
523
Diagnostics
525
OnStar Additional Information
525
Index
529
Index_A
529
Index_B
530
Index_C
530
Index_D
531
Index_E
532
Index_F
533
Index_G
533
Index_H
534
Index_I
534
Index_J
534
Index_K
534
Index_L
534
Index_M
535
Index_N
536
Index_O
536
Index_P
537
Index_R
537
Index_S
538
Index_T
540
Index_U
541
Index_V
541
Index_W
541

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Manual

What contains the 2013 Silverado manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Silverado, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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