2013 Chevrolet Traverse Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
6.96 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Traverse 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
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Second Row Seats
14
Third Row Seats
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
23
Radio(s)
23
Satellite Radio
26
Portable Audio Devices
26
Bluetooth®
27
Steering Wheel Controls
27
Cruise Control
28
Infotainment System
28
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
28
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
29
Power Outlets
29
Universal Remote System
29
Sunroof
29
Performance and Maintenance
30
StabiliTrak® System
30
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Engine Oil Life System
31
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
31
Roadside Assistance Program
32
OnStar®
32
Keys, Doors, and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
33
Keys
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
34
Remote Vehicle Start
36
Door Locks
38
Power Door Locks
39
Delayed Locking
39
Automatic Door Locks
40
Lockout Protection
40
Safety Locks
40
Doors
41
Liftgate
41
Vehicle Security
44
Vehicle Alarm System
44
Immobilizer
45
Immobilizer Operation
45
Exterior Mirrors
47
Convex Mirrors
47
Power Mirrors
47
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Blind Spot Mirrors
48
Park Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
50
Manual Rearview Mirror
50
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
50
Windows
50
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
59
Memory Seats
60
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
63
Third Row Seats
65
Safety Belts
67
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
69
Lap-Shoulder Belt
70
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
75
Safety Belt Extender
75
Safety System Check
76
Safety Belt Care
76
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
76
Airbag System
77
Where Are the Airbags?
79
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
81
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
82
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
82
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
83
Passenger Sensing System
84
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
89
Airbag System Check
90
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
90
Child Restraints
91
Older Children
91
Infants and Young Children
93
Child Restraint Systems
95
Where to Put the Restraint
97
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
98
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
105
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
105
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
108
Storage
113
Storage Compartments
113
Instrument Panel Storage
113
Glove Box
113
Cupholders
113
Armrest Storage
114
Center Console Storage
114
Additional Storage Features
115
Cargo Cover
115
Cargo Tie-Downs
115
Cargo Management System
115
Convenience Net
116
Roof Rack System
116
Instruments and Controls
119
Controls
120
Steering Wheel Adjustment
120
Steering Wheel Controls
120
Heated Steering Wheel
122
Horn
122
Windshield Wiper/Washer
122
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
123
Compass
123
Clock (Radio without Touchscreen)
125
Clock (Radio with Touchscreen)
126
Power Outlets
126
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
128
Instrument Cluster
129
Speedometer
130
Odometer
130
Tachometer
130
Fuel Gauge
130
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
131
Voltmeter Gauge
132
Safety Belt Reminders
132
Airbag Readiness Light
133
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
133
Charging System Light
134
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
135
Brake System Warning Light
137
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
138
Tow/Haul Mode Light
139
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
139
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
139
Tire Pressure Light
140
Engine Oil Pressure Light
140
Security Light
141
High-Beam On Light
141
Cruise Control Light
141
Information Displays
142
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
142
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Without DIC Buttons)
147
Vehicle Messages
149
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
150
Brake System Messages
150
Cruise Control Messages
150
Door Ajar Messages
150
Engine Cooling System Messages
151
Engine Oil Messages
152
Engine Power Messages
153
Fuel System Messages
153
Key and Lock Messages
153
Lamp Messages
154
Object Detection System Messages
154
Ride Control System Messages
155
Airbag System Messages
156
Security Messages
156
Service Vehicle Messages
156
Tire Messages
157
Transmission Messages
157
Vehicle Reminder Messages
158
Vehicle Speed Messages
158
Washer Fluid Messages
159
Vehicle Personalization
159
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
159
Universal Remote System
166
Universal Remote System Programming
166
Universal Remote System Operation
169
Lighting
171
Exterior Lighting
171
Exterior Lamp Controls
171
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
172
Flash-to-Pass
172
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
172
Delayed Headlamps
173
Hazard Warning Flashers
174
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
174
Fog Lamps
175
Interior Lighting
175
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
175
Courtesy Lamps
176
Dome Lamps
176
Reading Lamps
177
Lighting Features
177
Entry Lighting
177
Delayed Entry Lighting
177
Delayed Exit Lighting
178
Parade Dimming
178
Battery Load Management
178
Battery Power Protection
179
Infotainment System
181
Introduction
181
Infotainment
181
Theft-Deterrent Feature
182
Overview (Radio without Touchscreen)
183
Overview (Radio with Touchscreen)
185
Operation (Radio without Touchscreen)
186
Operation (Radio with Touchscreen)
188
Radio
191
AM-FM Radio (Radio without Touchscreen)
191
AM-FM Radio (Radio with Touchscreen)
192
Satellite Radio (Radio without Touchscreen)
195
Satellite Radio (Radio with Touchscreen)
199
Radio Reception
200
Multi-Band Antenna
201
Audio Players
201
CD Player (Radio without Touchscreen)
201
CD Player (Radio with Touchscreen)
203
MP3 (Radio with Touchscreen)
205
MP3 (Radio without Touchscreen)
209
Auxiliary Devices
215
Rear Seat Infotainment
216
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
216
Rear Audio Controller (RAC)
225
Phone
226
Bluetooth
226
Settings
233
Trademarks and License Agreements
236
Climate Controls
237
Climate Control Systems
237
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
240
Rear Climate Control System
244
Rear Climate Control System (with Rear Seat Audio)
245
Air Vents
246
Maintenance
247
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
247
Driving and Operating
249
Driving Information
250
Distracted Driving
250
Defensive Driving
250
Drunk Driving
251
Control of a Vehicle
251
Braking
251
Steering
251
Off-Road Recovery
252
Loss of Control
253
Driving on Wet Roads
253
Highway Hypnosis
254
Hill and Mountain Roads
254
Winter Driving
255
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
257
Vehicle Load Limits
257
Starting and Operating
261
New Vehicle Break-In
261
Ignition Positions
262
Starting the Engine
264
Engine Heater
265
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
266
Shifting Into Park
266
Shifting out of Park
267
Parking over Things That Burn
268
Engine Exhaust
268
Running the Vehicle While Parked
268
Automatic Transmission
269
Manual Mode
271
Tow/Haul Mode
272
Drive Systems
272
All-Wheel Drive
272
Brakes
273
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
273
Parking Brake
274
Brake Assist
274
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
274
Ride Control Systems
275
StabiliTrak® System
275
Cruise Control
277
Object Detection Systems
279
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
279
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
280
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
283
Fuel
286
Recommended Fuel
286
Gasoline Specifications
287
California Fuel Requirements
287
Fuels in Foreign Countries
287
Fuel Additives
288
Filling the Tank
289
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
290
Towing
291
General Towing Information
291
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
291
Trailer Towing
294
Towing Equipment
296
Conversions and Add-Ons
298
Add-On Electrical Equipment
298
Vehicle Care
299
General Information
300
California Proposition 65 Warning
300
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
300
Accessories and Modifications
300
Vehicle Checks
301
Doing Your Own Service Work
301
Hood
302
Engine Compartment Overview
303
Engine Cover
304
Engine Oil
305
Engine Oil Life System
307
Automatic Transmission Fluid
308
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
309
Cooling System
310
Engine Coolant
311
Engine Overheating
314
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
316
Power Steering Fluid
316
Washer Fluid
317
Brakes
318
Brake Fluid
319
Battery
320
All-Wheel Drive
320
Starter Switch Check
320
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
321
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
321
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
321
Wiper Blade Replacement
322
Headlamp Aiming
323
Bulb Replacement
324
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
324
License Plate Lamp
325
Replacement Bulbs
325
Electrical System
326
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
326
Electrical System Overload
326
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
327
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
327
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
330
Wheels and Tires
333
Tires
333
All-Season Tires
334
Winter Tires
334
Summer Tires
335
Tire Sidewall Labeling
335
Tire Designations
337
Tire Terminology and Definitions
338
Tire Pressure
340
Tire Pressure Monitor System
342
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
343
Tire Inspection
346
Tire Rotation
346
When It Is Time for New Tires
347
Buying New Tires
348
Different Size Tires and Wheels
350
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
350
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
352
Wheel Replacement
352
Tire Chains
353
If a Tire Goes Flat
353
Tire Changing
355
Compact Spare Tire
363
Jump Starting
364
Towing
367
Towing the Vehicle
367
Recreational Vehicle Towing
368
Appearance Care
371
Exterior Care
371
Interior Care
374
Floor Mats
377
Service and Maintenance
379
General Information
379
Maintenance Schedule
380
Special Application Services
386
Additional Maintenance and Care
387
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
390
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
390
Maintenance Replacement Parts
391
Maintenance Records
392
Technical Data
397
Vehicle Identification
397
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
397
Service Parts Identification Label
397
Vehicle Data
398
Capacities and Specifications
398
Engine Drive Belt Routing
400
Customer Information
401
Customer Information
402
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
402
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
404
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
405
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
405
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
406
Online Owner Center
406
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
407
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
407
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
411
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
413
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
413
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
414
Service Publications Ordering Information
417
Reporting Safety Defects
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
418
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
419
Event Data Recorders
419
OnStar®
420
Infotainment System
421
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
421
Radio Frequency Statement
421
OnStar
423
OnStar Overview
423
OnStar Services
424
Emergency
424
Security
424
Navigation
424
Connections
425
Diagnostics
426
OnStar Additional Information
427
Index
433
Index_A
433
Index_B
434
Index_C
434
Index_D
435
Index_E
436
Index_F
436
Index_G
437
Index_H
437
Index_I
438
Index_J
438
Index_K
438
Index_L
438
Index_M
439
Index_N
439
Index_O
440
Index_P
440
Index_R
441
Index_S
442
Index_T
443
Index_U
444
Index_V
444
Index_W
444

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse Manual

What contains the 2013 Traverse manual?

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

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

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

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