2013 GMC Terrain Owner's Manual

2013 GMC Terrain owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
GMC
Model:
Terrain
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
6.26 MB

Table of Contents

2013 GMC Terrain/Terrain Denali 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
Liftgate
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Heated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Parking Brake
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
21
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
22
Infotainment System
22
Driver Information Center (DIC)
22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
23
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
23
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
24
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
24
Roof Rack System
24
Power Outlets
25
Universal Remote System
25
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control System (TCS)
25
StabiliTrak® System
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
27
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
28
Keys, Doors, and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
29
Keys
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
31
Remote Vehicle Start
32
Door Locks
34
Power Door Locks
35
Safety Locks
35
Doors
36
Liftgate
36
Vehicle Security
40
Vehicle Alarm System
40
Immobilizer
41
Immobilizer Operation
41
Exterior Mirrors
42
Convex Mirrors
42
Power Mirrors
42
Heated Mirrors
42
Blind Spot Mirrors
42
Park Tilt Mirrors
43
Interior Mirrors
44
Manual Rearview Mirror
44
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
44
Windows
44
Power Windows
45
Sun Visors
46
Roof
46
Sunroof
46
Seats and Restraints
49
Head Restraints
50
Front Seats
51
Seat Adjustment
51
Power Seat Adjustment
52
Lumbar Adjustment
53
Reclining Seatbacks
53
Memory Seats
54
Heated Front Seats
56
Rear Seats
57
Safety Belts
59
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
60
Lap-Shoulder Belt
61
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
65
Safety Belt Extender
65
Safety System Check
65
Safety Belt Care
66
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
66
Airbag System
67
Where Are the Airbags?
69
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
70
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
72
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
72
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
72
Passenger Sensing System
74
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
79
Airbag System Check
80
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
80
Child Restraints
81
Older Children
81
Infants and Young Children
83
Child Restraint Systems
85
Where to Put the Restraint
87
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
88
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
93
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
93
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
96
Storage
101
Storage Compartments
101
Glove Box
101
Cupholders
101
Center Console Storage
101
Additional Storage Features
102
Cargo Cover
102
Cargo Tie-Downs
102
Convenience Net
102
Roof Rack System
102
Instruments and Controls
105
Controls
106
Steering Wheel Adjustment
106
Steering Wheel Controls
106
Horn
107
Windshield Wiper/Washer
107
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
108
Compass
108
Clock
109
Power Outlets
109
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
110
Instrument Cluster
111
Speedometer
112
Odometer
112
Tachometer
112
Fuel Gauge
112
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
113
Safety Belt Reminders
114
Airbag Readiness Light
115
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
115
Charging System Light
116
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
116
Brake System Warning Light
119
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
120
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
120
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
120
Traction Off Light
121
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
121
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
122
Tire Pressure Light
122
Engine Oil Pressure Light
122
Fuel Economy Light
123
Low Fuel Warning Light
123
Security Light
124
High-Beam On Light
124
Front Fog Lamp Light
124
Lamps On Reminder
124
Cruise Control Light
125
Information Displays
125
Driver Information Center (DIC)
125
Vehicle Messages
128
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
129
Brake System Messages
129
Compass Messages
129
Cruise Control Messages
129
Door Ajar Messages
129
Engine Cooling System Messages
130
Engine Oil Messages
130
Engine Power Messages
131
Fuel System Messages
131
Key and Lock Messages
131
Object Detection System Messages
132
Ride Control System Messages
133
Airbag System Messages
133
Security Messages
134
Service Vehicle Messages
134
Tire Messages
134
Transmission Messages
134
Vehicle Reminder Messages
135
Vehicle Personalization
135
Universal Remote System
140
Universal Remote System Programming
140
Universal Remote System Operation
143
Lighting
145
Exterior Lighting
145
Exterior Lamp Controls
145
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
145
Flash-to-Pass
146
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
146
Automatic Headlamp System
146
Hazard Warning Flashers
147
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
147
Fog Lamps
147
Interior Lighting
148
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
148
Dome Lamps
148
Reading Lamps
148
Lighting Features
149
Entry Lighting
149
Battery Load Management
149
Infotainment System
151
Introduction
151
Infotainment
151
Climate Controls
153
Climate Control Systems
153
Automatic Climate Control System
155
Air Vents
157
Maintenance
158
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
158
Driving and Operating
161
Driving Information
162
Distracted Driving
162
Defensive Driving
163
Drunk Driving
163
Control of a Vehicle
163
Braking
163
Steering
164
Off-Road Recovery
165
Loss of Control
165
Off-Road Driving
166
Driving on Wet Roads
170
Highway Hypnosis
171
Hill and Mountain Roads
171
Winter Driving
172
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
174
Vehicle Load Limits
174
Starting and Operating
179
New Vehicle Break-In
179
Ignition Positions
179
Starting the Engine
181
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
182
Engine Coolant Heater
183
Shifting Into Park
183
Shifting out of Park
185
Parking over Things That Burn
185
Engine Exhaust
185
Running the Vehicle While Parked
186
Automatic Transmission
186
Manual Mode
188
Fuel Economy Mode
189
Drive Systems
189
All-Wheel Drive
189
Brakes
190
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
190
Parking Brake
191
Brake Assist
191
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
191
Ride Control Systems
192
Traction Control System (TCS)
192
StabiliTrak® System
194
Cruise Control
195
Object Detection Systems
198
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
198
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
200
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
201
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
203
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
206
Fuel
208
Recommended Fuel
209
Gasoline Specifications
209
California Fuel Requirements
209
Fuels in Foreign Countries
210
Fuel Additives
210
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
211
Filling the Tank
212
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
213
Towing
214
General Towing Information
214
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
214
Trailer Towing
217
Towing Equipment
219
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
219
Conversions and Add-Ons
220
Add-On Electrical Equipment
220
Vehicle Care
221
General Information
222
California Proposition 65 Warning
222
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
222
Accessories and Modifications
222
Vehicle Checks
223
Doing Your Own Service Work
223
Hood
224
Engine Compartment Overview
225
Engine Cover
228
Engine Oil
228
Engine Oil Life System
231
Automatic Transmission Fluid
232
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
232
Cooling System
234
Engine Coolant
235
Engine Overheating
238
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
239
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine)
239
Washer Fluid
240
Brakes
241
Brake Fluid
242
Battery
243
All-Wheel Drive
243
Starter Switch Check
244
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
244
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
244
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
245
Wiper Blade Replacement
245
Headlamp Aiming
246
Bulb Replacement
247
Halogen Bulbs
247
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
247
Fog Lamps
248
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
248
License Plate Lamp
251
Replacement Bulbs
252
Electrical System
252
Fuses
252
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
253
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
256
Wheels and Tires
258
Tires
258
All-Season Tires
259
Winter Tires
259
Summer Tires
260
Tire Sidewall Labeling
260
Tire Designations
262
Tire Terminology and Definitions
263
Tire Pressure
265
Tire Pressure Monitor System
267
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
268
Tire Inspection
271
Tire Rotation
271
When It Is Time for New Tires
272
Buying New Tires
273
Different Size Tires and Wheels
275
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
275
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
277
Wheel Replacement
277
Tire Chains
278
If a Tire Goes Flat
278
Tire Changing
280
Compact Spare Tire
287
Jump Starting
287
Towing
290
Towing the Vehicle
290
Recreational Vehicle Towing
290
Appearance Care
293
Exterior Care
293
Interior Care
296
Floor Mats
299
Service and Maintenance
301
General Information
301
Maintenance Schedule
302
Special Application Services
308
Additional Maintenance and Care
309
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
312
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
312
Maintenance Replacement Parts
313
Maintenance Records
315
Technical Data
317
Vehicle Identification
317
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
317
Service Parts Identification Label
317
Vehicle Data
318
Capacities and Specifications
318
Engine Drive Belt Routing
320
Customer Information
321
Customer Information
322
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
322
Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
324
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
325
Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
325
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
326
Online Owner Center
326
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
327
Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
327
Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
330
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
332
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
332
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
334
Service Publications Ordering Information
336
Reporting Safety Defects
337
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
337
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
338
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
338
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
339
Event Data Recorders
339
OnStar®
340
Infotainment System
340
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
340
Radio Frequency Statement
340
OnStar
341
OnStar Overview
341
OnStar Services
342
Emergency
342
Security
342
Navigation
342
Connections
343
Diagnostics
345
OnStar Additional Information
345
Index
351
Index_A
351
Index_B
351
Index_C
352
Index_D
353
Index_E
353
Index_F
354
Index_G
355
Index_H
355
Index_I
355
Index_J
355
Index_K
356
Index_L
356
Index_M
356
Index_N
357
Index_O
357
Index_P
358
Index_R
358
Index_S
359
Index_T
360
Index_U
361
Index_V
361
Index_W
361

FAQ about the 2013 GMC Terrain Manual

What contains the 2013 Terrain manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Terrain owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2013 GMC Terrain Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Terrain year 2013 free?

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The GMC Terrain (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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