2013 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
7.85 MB

Table of Contents

2013 GMC Sierra 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
19
Head Restraint Adjustment
19
Safety Belts
19
Passenger Sensing System
20
Mirror Adjustment
20
Steering Wheel Adjustment
22
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
23
Interior Lighting
23
Exterior Lighting
24
Windshield Wiper/Washer
24
Climate Controls
25
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
39
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
47
Lockout Protection
48
Safety Locks
48
Doors
48
Rear Doors (Extended Cab)
48
Tailgate
49
Vehicle Security
50
Vehicle Alarm System
50
Immobilizer
51
Immobilizer Operation
51
Exterior Mirrors
53
Convex Mirrors
53
Manual Mirrors
53
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
53
Power Mirrors
54
Folding Mirrors
55
Heated Mirrors
56
Park Tilt Mirrors
56
Interior Mirrors
56
Manual Rearview Mirror
56
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
57
Windows
57
Manual Windows
58
Power Windows
58
Rear Windows
59
Sun Visors
59
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
65
Power Seat Adjustment
66
Lumbar Adjustment
66
Reclining Seatbacks
67
Memory Seats
68
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
70
Rear Seats
71
Rear Seats (Extended Cab Full Bench)
71
Rear Seats (All Split Bench and Hybrid Full Bench)
72
Safety Belts
73
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
74
Lap-Shoulder Belt
75
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
80
Lap Belt (Crew and Extended Cab)
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?
88
Airbag On-Off Switch
90
Passenger Sensing System
93
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
97
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
97
Airbag System Check
99
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
99
Child Restraints
100
Older Children
100
Infants and Young Children
102
Child Restraint Systems
104
Where to Put the Restraint
106
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
107
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
116
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
116
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat Position)
118
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
119
Storage
129
Storage Compartments
129
Instrument Panel Storage
129
Glove Box
129
Cupholders
129
Armrest Storage
129
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
145
Safety Belt Reminders
146
Airbag Readiness Light
147
Airbag On-Off Light
148
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
149
Charging System Light
150
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
151
Brake System Warning Light
153
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
156
Low Fuel Warning Light
157
Security Light
157
High-Beam On Light
158
Front Fog Lamp Light
158
Cruise Control Light
158
Information Displays
158
Driver Information Center (DIC)
158
Vehicle Messages
167
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
167
Brake System Messages
168
Door Ajar Messages
168
Engine Cooling System Messages
169
Engine Oil Messages
170
Engine Power Messages
170
Fuel System Messages
171
Key and Lock Messages
171
Lamp Messages
171
Object Detection System Messages
171
Ride Control System Messages
172
Airbag System Messages
173
Security Messages
173
Starting the Vehicle Messages
173
Tire Messages
173
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
215
Fixed Mast Antenna
216
Satellite Radio Antenna
216
Audio Players
217
CD Player
217
CD/DVD Player
223
Auxiliary Devices
233
Rear Seat Infotainment
238
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
238
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
247
Phone
249
Bluetooth
249
Trademarks and License Agreements
256
Climate Controls
257
Climate Control Systems
257
Climate Control Systems (with Air Conditioning)
257
Climate Control Systems (with Heater Only)
260
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
261
Air Vents
266
Driving and Operating
267
Driving Information
268
Distracted Driving
268
Defensive Driving
269
Drunk Driving
269
Control of a Vehicle
269
Braking
269
Steering
270
Off-Road Recovery
270
Loss of Control
271
Off-Road Driving
271
Driving on Wet Roads
276
Highway Hypnosis
277
Hill and Mountain Roads
277
Winter Driving
278
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
280
Vehicle Load Limits
281
Truck-Camper Loading Information
287
Starting and Operating
289
New Vehicle Break-In
289
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
289
Ignition Positions
290
Starting the Engine
291
Fast Idle System
293
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
293
Engine Coolant Heater
294
Shifting Into Park
294
Shifting out of Park
296
Parking over Things That Burn
296
Active Fuel Management®
296
Engine Exhaust
297
Running the Vehicle While Parked
298
Automatic Transmission
298
Manual Mode
302
Tow/Haul Mode
303
Drive Systems
304
Four-Wheel Drive
304
Brakes
316
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
316
Parking Brake
317
Brake Assist
318
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
318
Ride Control Systems
319
StabiliTrak® System
319
Locking Rear Axle
321
Cruise Control
322
Object Detection Systems
325
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
325
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
326
Fuel
331
Recommended Fuel
332
Gasoline Specifications
332
California Fuel Requirements
332
Fuels in Foreign Countries
332
Fuel Additives
333
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
334
Filling the Tank
334
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
336
Towing
337
General Towing Information
337
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
337
Trailer Towing
339
Towing Equipment
355
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
366
Conversions and Add-Ons
367
Add-On Electrical Equipment
367
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
367
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
370
Vehicle Care
371
General Information
372
California Proposition 65 Warning
372
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
373
Accessories and Modifications
373
Vehicle Checks
373
Doing Your Own Service Work
373
Hood
374
Engine Compartment Overview
375
Engine Oil
376
Engine Oil Life System
379
Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
380
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
382
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
385
Cooling System
386
Engine Coolant
387
Engine Overheating
390
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
392
Engine Fan
392
Power Steering Fluid
393
Washer Fluid
393
Brakes
394
Brake Fluid
395
Battery
397
Four-Wheel Drive
398
Front Axle
399
Rear Axle
400
Noise Control System
401
Starter Switch Check
402
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
402
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
402
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
403
Wiper Blade Replacement
403
Glass Replacement
404
Headlamp Aiming
404
Bulb Replacement
404
Halogen Bulbs
404
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
405
Pick-Up Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps
405
Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models)
406
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
406
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
407
License Plate Lamp
407
Replacement Bulbs
408
Electrical System
408
Electrical System Overload
408
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
409
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
409
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
413
Wheels and Tires
416
Tires
416
All-Season Tires
417
Winter Tires
418
Summer Tires
418
Tire Sidewall Labeling
418
Tire Designations
421
Tire Terminology and Definitions
422
Tire Pressure
425
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
426
Tire Pressure Monitor System
427
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
428
Tire Inspection
431
Tire Rotation
431
Dual Tire Rotation
433
When It Is Time for New Tires
434
Buying New Tires
435
Different Size Tires and Wheels
436
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
437
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
438
Wheel Replacement
439
Tire Chains
440
If a Tire Goes Flat
440
Tire Changing
442
Full-Size Spare Tire
452
Jump Starting
452
Towing
457
Towing the Vehicle
457
Recreational Vehicle Towing
457
Appearance Care
461
Exterior Care
461
Interior Care
464
Floor Mats
467
Service and Maintenance
469
General Information
469
Maintenance Schedule
471
Special Application Services
476
Additional Maintenance and Care
477
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
480
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
480
Maintenance Replacement Parts
482
Maintenance Records
484
Technical Data
487
Vehicle Identification
487
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
487
Service Parts Identification Label
487
Vehicle Data
488
Capacities and Specifications
488
Engine Drive Belt Routing
492
Customer Information
493
Customer Information
494
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
494
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
496
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
497
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
497
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
498
Online Owner Center
498
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
499
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
499
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
503
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
504
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
505
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
506
Service Publications Ordering Information
508
Reporting Safety Defects
509
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
509
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
510
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
510
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
511
Event Data Recorders
511
OnStar®
512
Navigation System
512
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
512
Radio Frequency Statement
512
OnStar
513
OnStar Overview
513
OnStar Services
514
Emergency
514
Security
514
Navigation
514
Connections
515
Diagnostics
517
OnStar Additional Information
517
Index
521
Index_A
521
Index_B
522
Index_C
522
Index_D
523
Index_E
524
Index_F
525
Index_G
525
Index_H
526
Index_I
526
Index_J
526
Index_K
526
Index_L
526
Index_M
527
Index_N
528
Index_O
528
Index_P
529
Index_R
529
Index_S
530
Index_T
531
Index_U
532
Index_V
532
Index_W
533

FAQ about the 2013 GMC Sierra Manual

What contains the 2013 Sierra manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Sierra owners can do

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