2013 GMC Savana Owner's Manual

2013 GMC Savana owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
GMC
Model:
Savana
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
6.41 MB

Table of Contents

2013 GMC Savana 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
10
Door Locks
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Safety Belts
13
Airbag On-Off Switch
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
19
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
21
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Navigation System
23
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
23
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
23
Power Outlets
24
Performance and Maintenance
24
StabiliTrak® System
24
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Engine Oil Life System
25
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
25
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
25
Roadside Assistance Program
26
OnStar®
26
Keys, Doors, and Windows
27
Keys and Locks
27
Keys
27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
28
Remote Vehicle Start
30
Door Locks
32
Power Door Locks
33
Cargo Door Relocking
33
Delayed Locking
33
Automatic Door Locks
33
Lockout Protection
33
Safety Locks
34
Doors
34
Side Door (60/40 Swing-Out)
34
Sliding Door
35
Rear Doors
36
Vehicle Security
37
Immobilizer
37
Immobilizer Operation
37
Exterior Mirrors
39
Convex Mirrors
39
Manual Mirrors
39
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
39
Power Mirrors
39
Heated Mirrors
40
Interior Mirrors
40
Manual Rearview Mirror
40
Windows
40
Manual Windows
41
Power Windows
41
Swing-Out Windows
42
Enhanced Technology Glass
42
Sun Visors
43
Seats and Restraints
45
Head Restraints
46
Front Seats
46
Seat Adjustment
46
Power Seat Adjustment
46
Reclining Seatbacks
47
Rear Seats
48
Safety Belts
52
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
53
Lap-Shoulder Belt
54
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
58
Safety Belt Extender
58
Safety System Check
58
Safety Belt Care
59
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
59
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
65
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
65
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
66
Airbag On-Off Switch
67
Passenger Sensing System
70
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
75
Airbag System Check
76
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
76
Child Restraints
77
Older Children
77
Infants and Young Children
79
Child Restraint Systems
81
Where to Put the Restraint
83
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
84
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
90
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
91
Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat with Passenger Sensing System)
93
Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat with Airbag On/Off Switch)
96
Storage
101
Storage Compartments
101
Front Storage
101
Instruments and Controls
103
Controls
104
Steering Wheel Adjustment
104
Steering Wheel Controls
104
Horn
105
Windshield Wiper/Washer
105
Compass
106
Clock
108
Power Outlets
109
Cigarette Lighter
109
Ashtrays
110
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
110
Instrument Cluster
111
Speedometer
112
Odometer
112
Trip Odometer
112
Fuel Gauge
112
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
113
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
114
Voltmeter Gauge
115
Safety Belt Reminders
116
Airbag Readiness Light
116
Airbag On-Off Light
117
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
118
Charging System Light
119
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
119
Brake System Warning Light
122
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
123
Tow/Haul Mode Light
123
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
123
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
124
Tire Pressure Light
124
Engine Oil Pressure Light
125
Low Fuel Warning Light
125
Security Light
125
High-Beam On Light
126
Cruise Control Light
126
Information Displays
126
Driver Information Center (DIC)
126
Vehicle Messages
131
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
132
Brake System Messages
132
Compass Messages
132
Door Ajar Messages
132
Engine Cooling System Messages
133
Engine Oil Messages
134
Engine Power Messages
134
Fuel System Messages
135
Key and Lock Messages
135
Lamp Messages
135
Object Detection System Messages
135
Ride Control System Messages
136
Airbag System Messages
137
Security Messages
137
Service Vehicle Messages
137
Tire Messages
138
Transmission Messages
139
Vehicle Reminder Messages
139
Vehicle Personalization
140
Lighting
147
Exterior Lighting
147
Exterior Lamp Controls
147
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
148
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
148
Flash-to-Pass
148
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
148
Automatic Headlamp System
149
Hazard Warning Flashers
150
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
150
Interior Lighting
151
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
151
Dome Lamps
151
Reading Lamps
152
Lighting Features
152
Entry/Exit Lighting
152
Battery Load Management
152
Battery Power Protection
153
Infotainment System
155
Introduction
155
Infotainment
155
Theft-Deterrent Feature
156
Overview (AM-FM Radio)
156
Overview (Radio with CD)
158
Operation
159
Radio
161
AM-FM Radio
161
Satellite Radio
162
Radio Reception
164
Fixed Mast Antenna (Multi-Band)
165
Fixed Mast Antenna (Care)
165
Audio Players
165
CD Player
165
Auxiliary Devices
170
Phone
175
Bluetooth
175
Climate Controls
183
Climate Control Systems
183
Rear Heating System
186
Rear Climate Control System
187
Air Vents
189
Driving and Operating
191
Driving Information
192
Distracted Driving
192
Defensive Driving
193
Drunk Driving
193
Control of a Vehicle
193
Braking
193
Steering
194
Off-Road Recovery
194
Loss of Control
195
Driving on Wet Roads
195
Highway Hypnosis
196
Hill and Mountain Roads
196
Winter Driving
197
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
199
Vehicle Load Limits
200
Starting and Operating
204
New Vehicle Break-In
204
Ignition Positions
205
Starting the Engine
206
Fast Idle System
208
Engine Heater
208
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
209
Shifting Into Park
209
Shifting out of Park
210
Parking over Things That Burn
211
Engine Exhaust
211
Running the Vehicle While Parked
212
Automatic Transmission
212
Automatic Transmission (Six Speed)
212
Automatic Transmission (Four Speed)
216
Manual Mode
218
Tow/Haul Mode
219
Drive Systems
220
All-Wheel Drive
220
Brakes
220
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
220
Parking Brake
221
Ride Control Systems
222
StabiliTrak® System
222
Locking Rear Axle
224
Cruise Control
224
Object Detection Systems
227
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
227
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
228
Fuel
231
Recommended Fuel
232
Gasoline Specifications
232
California Fuel Requirements
233
Fuels in Foreign Countries
233
Fuel Additives
233
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
234
Filling the Tank
235
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
236
Towing
237
General Towing Information
237
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
237
Trailer Towing
239
Towing Equipment
244
Conversions and Add-Ons
247
Add-On Electrical Equipment
247
Vehicle Care
249
General Information
250
California Proposition 65 Warning
250
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
251
Accessories and Modifications
251
Vehicle Checks
251
Doing Your Own Service Work
251
Hood
252
Engine Compartment Overview
253
Engine Oil
254
Engine Oil Life System
256
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
257
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
259
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
262
Cooling System
263
Engine Coolant
264
Engine Overheating
268
Engine Fan
269
Power Steering Fluid
270
Washer Fluid
270
Brakes
271
Brake Fluid
272
Battery
274
All-Wheel Drive
274
Front Axle
275
Rear Axle
275
Noise Control System
276
Starter Switch Check
277
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
277
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
278
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
278
Wiper Blade Replacement
278
Headlamp Aiming
279
Bulb Replacement
279
Halogen Bulbs
279
Headlamps
280
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
281
Taillamps
282
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
283
License Plate Lamp
284
Replacement Bulbs
284
Electrical System
285
Electrical System Overload
285
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
285
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
285
Floor Console Fuse Block
289
Wheels and Tires
291
Tires
291
All-Season Tires
292
Winter Tires
292
Summer Tires
293
Tire Sidewall Labeling
293
Tire Designations
296
Tire Terminology and Definitions
297
Tire Pressure
300
Tire Pressure Monitor System
301
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
302
Tire Inspection
305
Tire Rotation
306
Dual Tire Rotation
307
When It Is Time for New Tires
307
Buying New Tires
308
Different Size Tires and Wheels
310
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
310
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
312
Wheel Replacement
312
Tire Chains
313
If a Tire Goes Flat
313
Tire Changing
315
Secondary Latch System
322
Full-Size Spare Tire
324
Jump Starting
325
Towing
328
Towing the Vehicle
328
Recreational Vehicle Towing
328
Appearance Care
331
Exterior Care
331
Interior Care
334
Floor Mats
337
Service and Maintenance
339
General Information
339
Maintenance Schedule
341
Special Application Services
346
Additional Maintenance and Care
346
Recommended Fluids
350
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
350
Maintenance Replacement Parts
352
Maintenance Records
353
Technical Data
357
Vehicle Identification
357
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
357
Service Parts Identification Label
357
Vehicle Data
358
Capacities and Specifications
358
Engine Drive Belt Routing
361
Customer Information
363
Customer Information
363
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
363
Customer Assistance Offices
365
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
366
Online Owner Center
366
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
367
Roadside Assistance Program
367
Scheduling Service Appointments
369
Courtesy Transportation Program
369
Collision Damage Repair
371
Service Publications Ordering Information
373
Reporting Safety Defects
374
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
374
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
375
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
375
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
375
Vehicle Data Recording
375
OnStar®
376
Navigation System
376
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
376
Radio Frequency Statement
377
OnStar
379
OnStar Overview
379
OnStar Services
380
Emergency
380
Security
380
Navigation
380
Connections
382
Diagnostics
383
OnStar Additional Information
383
Index
387
Index_A
387
Index_B
388
Index_C
388
Index_D
389
Index_E
390
Index_F
390
Index_G
391
Index_H
391
Index_I
391
Index_J
392
Index_K
392
Index_L
392
Index_M
393
Index_N
393
Index_O
393
Index_P
394
Index_R
394
Index_S
395
Index_T
396
Index_U
397
Index_V
397
Index_W
397

FAQ about the 2013 GMC Savana Manual

What contains the 2013 Savana manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your GMC Savana, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Savana
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Savana owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2013 GMC Savana Owners Manual?

The GMC Savana owner manual for the 2013 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the GMC Savana year 2013 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2013 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The GMC Savana (2013) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2013 is available in English.

Posted by, John Mana author bio image
A passionate guy about car models, makes, and manuals.

Manual Questions

Do you have questions about the 2013 GMC Savana owners manual?
Fill the form below and someone will help you!