2013 Chevrolet Suburban Owner's Manual

2013 Chevrolet Suburban owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Suburban
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
6.27 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban 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
10
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Second Row Seats
16
Third Row Seats
16
Heated and Ventilated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
17
Passenger Sensing System
17
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
20
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
20
Interior Lighting
20
Exterior Lighting
21
Windshield Wiper/Washer
22
Climate Controls
23
Transmission
24
Four-Wheel Drive
25
Vehicle Features
26
Radio(s)
26
Satellite Radio
28
Portable Audio Devices
28
Bluetooth®
28
Steering Wheel Controls
28
Cruise Control
29
Navigation System
29
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
30
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
30
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
30
Power Outlets
30
Universal Remote System
31
Sunroof
31
Performance and Maintenance
32
StabiliTrak® System
32
Tire Pressure Monitor
32
Engine Oil Life System
33
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
33
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
33
Roadside Assistance Program
34
OnStar®
34
Keys, Doors, and Windows
35
Keys and Locks
35
Keys
35
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
36
Remote Vehicle Start
39
Door Locks
40
Power Door Locks
41
Delayed Locking
41
Automatic Door Locks
42
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks
42
Doors
43
Liftgate
43
Power Assist Steps
46
Vehicle Security
46
Vehicle Alarm System
46
Immobilizer
48
Immobilizer Operation
48
Exterior Mirrors
49
Convex Mirrors
49
Manual Mirrors
50
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
50
Power Mirrors
50
Folding Mirrors
51
Heated Mirrors
52
Automatic Dimming Mirror
52
Park Tilt Mirrors
52
Interior Mirrors
53
Manual Rearview Mirror
53
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
53
Windows
54
Power Windows
54
Sun Visors
55
Roof
56
Sunroof
56
Seats and Restraints
57
Head Restraints
58
Front Seats
59
Seat Adjustment
59
Center Seat
59
Power Seat Adjustment
59
Lumbar Adjustment
60
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Memory Seats
62
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
64
Rear Seats
65
Heated Rear Seats
65
Second Row Seats
65
Third Row Seats
69
Safety Belts
72
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
74
Lap-Shoulder Belt
75
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
80
Lap Belt
80
Safety Belt Extender
81
Safety System Check
81
Safety Belt Care
81
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
82
Airbag System
82
Where Are the Airbags?
84
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
86
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
88
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
88
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
89
Passenger Sensing System
90
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
94
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
94
Airbag System Check
96
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
96
Child Restraints
97
Older Children
97
Infants and Young Children
99
Child Restraint Systems
101
Where to Put the Restraint
103
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
104
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
111
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
111
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
112
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
114
Storage
119
Storage Compartments
119
Glove Box
119
Cupholders
119
Armrest Storage
119
Rear Storage
120
Center Console Storage
120
Additional Storage Features
120
Cargo Cover
120
Roof Rack System
121
Instruments and Controls
123
Controls
124
Steering Wheel Adjustment
124
Steering Wheel Controls
124
Horn
126
Windshield Wiper/Washer
126
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
127
Compass
127
Clock
129
Power Outlets
130
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
132
Instrument Cluster
133
Speedometer
134
Odometer
134
Trip Odometer
134
Tachometer
134
Fuel Gauge
134
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
135
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
136
Voltmeter Gauge
137
Safety Belt Reminders
138
Airbag Readiness Light
138
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
139
Charging System Light
140
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
141
Brake System Warning Light
143
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
144
Tow/Haul Mode Light
144
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
145
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
145
Tire Pressure Light
145
Engine Oil Pressure Light
146
Low Fuel Warning Light
146
Security Light
147
High-Beam On Light
147
Front Fog Lamp Light
147
Cruise Control Light
148
Information Displays
148
Driver Information Center (DIC)
148
Vehicle Messages
156
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
157
Brake System Messages
157
Door Ajar Messages
158
Engine Cooling System Messages
158
Engine Oil Messages
159
Engine Power Messages
160
Fuel System Messages
160
Key and Lock Messages
160
Lamp Messages
160
Object Detection System Messages
161
Ride Control System Messages
162
Airbag System Messages
163
Security Messages
163
Tire Messages
163
Transmission Messages
164
Vehicle Reminder Messages
165
Washer Fluid Messages
166
Vehicle Personalization
166
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
166
Universal Remote System
174
Universal Remote System Programming
174
Universal Remote System Operation
178
Lighting
181
Exterior Lighting
181
Exterior Lamp Controls
181
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
182
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
182
Flash-to-Pass
182
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
183
Automatic Headlamp System
183
Hazard Warning Flashers
185
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
185
Fog Lamps
186
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
186
Interior Lighting
187
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
187
Dome Lamps
187
Reading Lamps
188
Lighting Features
188
Entry Lighting
188
Exit Lighting
188
Battery Load Management
188
Battery Power Protection
189
Infotainment System
191
Introduction
191
Infotainment
191
Theft-Deterrent Feature
192
Overview (Radio with CD (MP3))
193
Overview (Radio with USB, CD, and DVD (MP3))
195
Operation
196
Radio
200
AM-FM Radio
200
Satellite Radio
201
Radio Reception
204
Rear Side Window Antenna
205
Satellite Radio Antenna
206
Audio Players
206
CD Player
206
CD/DVD Player
211
Auxiliary Devices
221
Rear Seat Infotainment
226
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
226
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
236
Phone
238
Bluetooth
238
Trademarks and License Agreements
245
Climate Controls
247
Climate Control Systems
247
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
249
Rear Climate Control System (Rear Climate Control Only)
255
Rear Climate Control System (with Rear Seat Audio)
256
Air Vents
258
Driving and Operating
259
Driving Information
260
Distracted Driving
260
Defensive Driving
261
Drunk Driving
261
Control of a Vehicle
261
Braking
261
Steering
262
Off-Road Recovery
262
Loss of Control
263
Off-Road Driving
263
Driving on Wet Roads
268
Highway Hypnosis
269
Hill and Mountain Roads
269
Winter Driving
270
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
272
Vehicle Load Limits
273
Starting and Operating
277
New Vehicle Break-In
277
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
278
Ignition Positions
278
Starting the Engine
280
Engine Heater
281
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
282
Shifting Into Park
282
Shifting out of Park
284
Parking over Things That Burn
285
Active Fuel Management®
285
Engine Exhaust
285
Running the Vehicle While Parked
286
Automatic Transmission
286
Manual Mode
289
Tow/Haul Mode
290
Drive Systems
291
Four-Wheel Drive (Two Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
291
Four-Wheel Drive (Single Speed Automatic Transfer Case)
296
Brakes
298
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
298
Parking Brake
299
Brake Assist
299
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
299
Ride Control Systems
300
StabiliTrak® System
300
Locking Rear Axle
303
Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
303
Automatic Level Control
303
Cruise Control
304
Object Detection Systems
306
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
306
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
307
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
310
Fuel
313
Recommended Fuel
314
Gasoline Specifications
314
California Fuel Requirements
314
Fuels in Foreign Countries
315
Fuel Additives
315
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
316
Filling the Tank
317
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
318
Towing
319
General Towing Information
319
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
319
Trailer Towing
322
Towing Equipment
327
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
335
Conversions and Add-Ons
336
Add-On Electrical Equipment
336
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
336
Vehicle Care
341
General Information
342
California Proposition 65 Warning
342
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
343
Accessories and Modifications
343
Vehicle Checks
343
Doing Your Own Service Work
343
Hood
344
Engine Compartment Overview
345
Engine Oil
346
Engine Oil Life System
349
Automatic Transmission Fluid
350
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
353
Cooling System
354
Engine Coolant
355
Engine Overheating
358
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
359
Engine Fan
360
Power Steering Fluid
360
Washer Fluid
361
Brakes
362
Brake Fluid
363
Battery
364
Four-Wheel Drive
365
Front Axle
365
Rear Axle
366
Starter Switch Check
367
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
368
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
368
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
368
Wiper Blade Replacement
369
Glass Replacement
370
Headlamp Aiming
370
Bulb Replacement
370
Halogen Bulbs
370
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
371
License Plate Lamp
372
Replacement Bulbs
372
Electrical System
372
Electrical System Overload
372
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
373
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
373
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
377
Wheels and Tires
380
Tires
380
All-Season Tires
381
Winter Tires
382
Summer Tires
382
Tire Sidewall Labeling
382
Tire Designations
385
Tire Terminology and Definitions
386
Tire Pressure
389
Tire Pressure Monitor System
390
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
391
Tire Inspection
394
Tire Rotation
394
When It Is Time for New Tires
396
Buying New Tires
396
Different Size Tires and Wheels
398
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
399
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
400
Wheel Replacement
400
Tire Chains
401
If a Tire Goes Flat
402
Tire Changing
404
Secondary Latch System
414
Full-Size Spare Tire
416
Jump Starting
417
Towing
422
Towing the Vehicle
422
Recreational Vehicle Towing
422
Appearance Care
427
Exterior Care
427
Interior Care
430
Floor Mats
433
Service and Maintenance
435
General Information
435
Maintenance Schedule
436
Special Application Services
442
Additional Maintenance and Care
442
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
446
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
446
Maintenance Replacement Parts
448
Maintenance Records
449
Technical Data
451
Vehicle Identification
451
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
451
Service Parts Identification Label
451
Vehicle Data
452
Capacities and Specifications
452
Engine Drive Belt Routing
454
Customer Information
455
Customer Information
456
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
456
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
458
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
459
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
459
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
460
Online Owner Center
460
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
461
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
461
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
465
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
466
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
467
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
468
Service Publications Ordering Information
470
Reporting Safety Defects
471
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
471
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
472
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
472
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
473
Event Data Recorders
473
OnStar®
474
Navigation System
474
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
474
Radio Frequency Statement
474
OnStar
475
OnStar Overview
475
OnStar Services
476
Emergency
476
Security
476
Navigation
476
Connections
477
Diagnostics
479
OnStar Additional Information
479
Index
483
Index_A
483
Index_B
484
Index_C
484
Index_D
485
Index_E
486
Index_F
486
Index_G
487
Index_H
488
Index_I
488
Index_J
488
Index_K
488
Index_L
488
Index_M
489
Index_N
490
Index_O
490
Index_P
491
Index_R
491
Index_S
492
Index_T
494
Index_U
494
Index_V
495
Index_W
495

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Suburban Manual

What contains the 2013 Suburban manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Suburban owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Suburban, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Suburban year 2013 free?

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The Chevrolet Suburban (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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