2013 Chevrolet Volt Owner's Manual

2013 Chevrolet Volt owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Volt
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
7.31 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Volt Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
3
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Start
10
Door Locks
11
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Heated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Vehicle Features
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
22
Infotainment System
23
Power Outlets
23
Universal Remote System
23
Battery and Efficiency
24
High Voltage Safety Information
24
Charging
24
Fueling
28
Total Vehicle Range
29
Regenerative Braking
29
Service
29
Performance and Maintenance
29
Traction Control System (TCS)
29
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
30
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
30
Engine Oil Life System
30
Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
31
Roadside Assistance Program
33
OnStar®
33
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 Start
42
Door Locks
44
Power Door Locks
45
Delayed Locking
45
Automatic Door Locks
46
Lockout Protection
46
Safety Locks
46
Doors
47
Hatch
47
Vehicle Security
48
Vehicle Alarm System
48
Immobilizer
49
Immobilizer Operation
49
Exterior Mirrors
50
Convex Mirrors
50
Power Mirrors
50
Folding Mirrors
50
Heated Mirrors
51
Interior Mirrors
51
Manual Rearview Mirror
51
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
51
Windows
52
Power Windows
52
Sun Visors
54
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Seat Adjustment
57
Reclining Seatbacks
58
Heated Front Seats
59
Rear Seats
61
Safety Belts
63
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
64
Lap-Shoulder Belt
65
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
68
Safety Belt Extender
68
Safety System Check
69
Safety Belt Care
69
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
69
Airbag System
70
Where Are the Airbags?
72
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
74
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
75
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
75
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
75
Passenger Sensing System
77
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Airbag System Check
82
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
83
Child Restraints
83
Older Children
83
Infants and Young Children
85
Child Restraint Systems
88
Where to Put the Restraint
89
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
91
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
97
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
97
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
100
Storage
103
Storage Compartments
103
Instrument Panel Storage
103
Glove Box
103
Floor Console Storage
103
Umbrella Storage
106
Additional Storage Features
106
Cargo Cover
106
Instruments and Controls
107
Instrument Panel Overview
109
Controls
111
Steering Wheel Adjustment
111
Steering Wheel Controls
111
Horn
112
Pedestrian Friendly Alert
112
Windshield Wiper/Washer
112
Power Outlets
113
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
114
Instrument Cluster
114
Speedometer
118
Odometer
118
Trip Odometer
119
Compass
119
Battery Gauge (High Voltage)
119
Fuel Gauge
119
Driver Efficiency Gauge
120
Total Vehicle Range
120
Safety Belt Reminders
120
Airbag Readiness Light
121
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
122
Charging System Light (12-Volt Battery)
123
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
123
Brake System Warning Light
126
Electric Parking Brake Light
126
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
126
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
127
Sport Mode Light
127
Mountain Mode Light
127
Hold Mode Light
128
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
128
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
128
Traction Off Light
128
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
129
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
129
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
129
Tire Pressure Light
130
Engine Oil Pressure Light
130
Low Fuel Warning Light
131
Security Light
131
Vehicle Ready Light
131
High-Beam On Light
131
Lamps On Reminder
131
Cruise Control Light
132
Door, Hood, or Hatch Open Light
132
Information Displays
133
Center Stack Display
133
Power Flows
133
Programmable Charging
135
Energy Information
145
Clock
146
Driver Information Center (DIC)
147
Vehicle Messages
149
Battery and Charging Messages
149
Brake System Messages
150
Cruise Control Messages
150
Door Ajar Messages
150
Drive Mode Messages
151
Electric Drive Unit Messages
151
Engine Cooling System Messages
151
Engine Oil Messages
151
Fuel System Messages
152
Key and Lock Messages
152
Lamp Messages
153
Object Detection System Messages
153
Propulsion Power Messages
154
Ride Control System Messages
154
Airbag System Messages
155
Security Messages
155
Service Vehicle Messages
155
Starting the Vehicle Messages
156
Tire Messages
156
Vehicle Reminder Messages
157
Vehicle Speed Messages
157
Vehicle Personalization
157
Universal Remote System
165
Universal Remote System Programming
165
Universal Remote System Operation
168
Lighting
171
Exterior Lighting
171
Exterior Lamp Controls
171
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
171
Flash-to-Pass
172
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
172
Automatic Headlamp System
172
Hazard Warning Flashers
173
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
173
Interior Lighting
174
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
174
Dome Lamps
174
Reading Lamps
174
Lighting Features
175
Entry Lighting
175
Exit Lighting
175
Battery Power Protection
175
Infotainment System
177
Introduction
177
Infotainment
177
Climate Controls
179
Climate Control Systems
179
Automatic Climate Control System
179
Air Vents
186
Driving and Operating
187
Driving Information
188
Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
188
Distracted Driving
190
Defensive Driving
190
Drunk Driving
191
Control of a Vehicle
191
Braking
191
Steering
191
Off-Road Recovery
192
Loss of Control
193
Driving on Wet Roads
193
Highway Hypnosis
194
Hill and Mountain Roads
194
Winter Driving
195
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
197
Vehicle Load Limits
197
Starting and Operating
202
New Vehicle Break-In
202
Power Button
202
Starting and Stopping the Vehicle
203
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
205
Shifting Into Park
205
Shifting out of Park
206
Parking over Things That Burn
206
Electric Vehicle Operating Modes
207
System Operation
207
Electric Mode
207
Extended Range Mode
207
Driver Selected Operating Modes
208
Out of Fuel/Engine Unavailable
210
Maintenance Modes
211
Engine Exhaust
212
Running the Vehicle While Parked
213
Electric Drive Unit
213
Brakes
215
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
215
Electric Parking Brake
216
Regenerative Braking
218
Ride Control Systems
218
Traction Control System (TCS)
218
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
220
Cruise Control
221
Object Detection Systems
224
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
224
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
226
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
228
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
230
Charging
233
Plug-In Charging
233
Delayed Charging Override
235
Charging Status Feedback
235
Charge Cord
239
Utility Interruption of Charging
240
Electrical Requirements for Battery Charging
240
Fuel
241
Gasoline Specifications
242
California Fuel Requirements
242
Fuels in Foreign Countries
242
Fuel Additives
242
Filling the Tank
243
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
245
Towing
246
General Towing Information
246
Conversions and Add-Ons
246
Add-On Electrical Equipment
246
Vehicle Care
247
General Information
248
California Proposition 65 Warning
248
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
248
Accessories and Modifications
248
Lifting the Vehicle
249
Vehicle Checks
251
Doing Your Own Service Work
251
Hood
252
Engine Compartment Overview
254
Engine Oil
255
Engine Oil Life System
258
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
258
Cooling System (Engine)
260
Cooling System (High Voltage Battery)
261
Cooling System (Power Electronics and Charger Modules)
262
Engine Coolant
262
Engine Overheating
265
Washer Fluid
265
Brakes
266
Brake Fluid
267
Battery
268
Electric Drive Unit Shift Lock Control Function Check
270
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
271
Wiper Blade Replacement
271
Headlamp Aiming
272
Bulb Replacement
273
Halogen Bulbs
273
LED Lighting
273
Headlamps
273
Back-Up Lamps
274
License Plate Lamp
275
Replacement Bulbs
275
Electrical System
276
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
276
Electrical System Overload
276
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
277
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Left Side)
280
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Right Side)
281
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
284
Wheels and Tires
285
Tires
285
All-Season Tires
286
Winter Tires
287
Summer Tires
287
Tire Sidewall Labeling
287
Tire Designations
288
Tire Terminology and Definitions
289
Tire Pressure
292
Tire Pressure Monitor System
293
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
294
Tire Inspection
297
Tire Rotation
298
When It Is Time for New Tires
299
Buying New Tires
299
Different Size Tires and Wheels
301
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
302
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
303
Wheel Replacement
303
Tire Chains
305
If a Tire Goes Flat
305
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
306
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
313
Jump Starting
314
Towing
319
Towing the Vehicle
319
Recreational Vehicle Towing
322
Appearance Care
323
Exterior Care
323
Interior Care
326
Floor Mats
329
Service and Maintenance
331
General Information
331
Maintenance Schedule
332
Special Application Services
338
Additional Maintenance and Care
338
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
342
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
342
Maintenance Replacement Parts
343
Maintenance Records
344
Technical Data
349
Vehicle Identification
349
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
349
Service Parts Identification Label
349
Vehicle Data
350
Capacities and Specifications
350
Engine Drive Belt Routing
351
Customer Information
353
Customer Information
353
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
353
Customer Assistance Offices
355
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
356
Online Owner Center
356
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
357
Roadside Assistance Program
357
Scheduling Service Appointments
359
Courtesy Transportation Program
359
Collision Damage Repair
361
Service Publications Ordering Information
363
Reporting Safety Defects
364
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
364
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
365
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
365
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
365
Event Data Recorders
366
OnStar®
366
Infotainment System
367
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
367
Radio Frequency Statement
367
OnStar
369
OnStar Overview
369
OnStar Services
370
Emergency
370
Security
370
Navigation
370
Connections
371
Diagnostics
372
OnStar Additional Information
373
Index
379
Index_A
379
Index_B
379
Index_C
380
Index_D
381
Index_E
381
Index_F
382
Index_G
383
Index_H
383
Index_I
383
Index_J
383
Index_K
384
Index_L
384
Index_M
385
Index_N
385
Index_O
385
Index_P
386
Index_R
386
Index_S
387
Index_T
388
Index_U
389
Index_V
389
Index_W
389

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Volt Manual

What contains the 2013 Volt manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Volt owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Volt, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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