2014 Buick Lacrosse Owner's Manual

2014 Buick Lacrosse owners manual
Year:
2014
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lacrosse
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
4.37 MB

Table of Contents

2014 Buick LaCrosse 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 Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Trunk Release
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
21
Infotainment System
22
Driver Information Center (DIC)
22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
22
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
22
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
23
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
23
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
23
Active Emergency Braking System
23
Power Outlets
23
Universal Remote System
24
Sunroof
24
eAssist Features
25
eAssist® Overview
25
High Voltage Safety Information
26
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature
26
Regenerative Braking
26
Battery
26
Service
27
Performance and Maintenance
27
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
27
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Engine Oil Life System
28
E85 or FlexFuel
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
29
OnStar®
29
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
31
Keys
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Remote Vehicle Start
39
Door Locks
41
Power Door Locks
41
Delayed Locking
42
Automatic Door Locks
42
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks
43
Doors
43
Trunk
43
Vehicle Security
45
Vehicle Alarm System
45
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
46
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
48
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
49
Interior Rearview Mirrors
49
Manual Rearview Mirror
49
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Windows
50
Power Windows
50
Sun Visors
51
Rear Window Sunshade
52
Roof
52
Sunroof
52
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
58
Seat Adjustment
58
Power Seat Adjustment
59
Lumbar Adjustment
59
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Memory Seats
61
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
63
Rear Seats
64
Rear Seat Armrest
66
Safety Belts
66
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
67
Lap-Shoulder Belt
68
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
72
Safety Belt Extender
72
Safety System Check
73
Safety Belt Care
73
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
73
Airbag System
74
Where Are the Airbags?
75
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
77
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
77
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
78
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
78
Passenger Sensing System
79
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Airbag System Check
85
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
85
Child Restraints
86
Older Children
86
Infants and Young Children
88
Child Restraint Systems
91
Where to Put the Restraint
92
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
94
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
101
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
101
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
103
Storage
107
Storage Compartments
107
Glove Box
107
Cupholders
107
Front Storage
108
Sunglasses Storage
109
Center Console Storage
109
Additional Storage Features
109
Convenience Net
109
Instruments and Controls
111
Controls
112
Steering Wheel Adjustment
112
Steering Wheel Controls
112
Heated Steering Wheel
113
Horn
113
Windshield Wiper/Washer
113
Compass
114
Clock
115
Power Outlets
115
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
117
Instrument Cluster
118
Speedometer
121
Odometer
121
Tachometer
121
Fuel Gauge
122
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
123
Safety Belt Reminders
123
Airbag Readiness Light
124
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
125
Charging System Light
126
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
126
Brake System Warning Light
129
Electric Parking Brake Light
129
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
129
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
130
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
130
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
131
Traction Off Light
131
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
131
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
131
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
132
Tire Pressure Light
132
Engine Oil Pressure Light
133
Low Fuel Warning Light
133
Security Light
134
High-Beam On Light
134
Front Fog Lamp Light
134
Lamps On Reminder
134
Cruise Control Light
134
Door Ajar Light
135
Information Displays
135
Power Flows (eAssist Only)
135
Energy Information (eAssist Only)
136
Driver Information Center (DIC)
137
Head-Up Display (HUD)
140
Vehicle Messages
144
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
144
Brake System Messages
144
Compass Messages
145
Cruise Control Messages
145
Door Ajar Messages
146
Engine Cooling System Messages
146
Engine Oil Messages
147
Engine Power Messages
147
Fuel System Messages
147
Key and Lock Messages
148
Lamp Messages
148
Object Detection System Messages
148
Ride Control System Messages
150
Airbag System Messages
151
Security Messages
151
Service Vehicle Messages
151
Starting the Vehicle Messages
151
Tire Messages
152
Transmission Messages
152
Vehicle Speed Messages
153
Window Messages
153
Vehicle Personalization
153
Universal Remote System
159
Universal Remote System Programming
159
Universal Remote System Operation
162
Lighting
163
Exterior Lighting
163
Exterior Lamp Controls
163
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
164
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
164
Flash-to-Pass
164
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
164
Automatic Headlamp System
165
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
165
Hazard Warning Flashers
166
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
166
Fog Lamps
166
Interior Lighting
167
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
167
Dome Lamps
167
Reading Lamps
168
Sun Visor Lamps
168
Lighting Features
168
Entry Lighting
168
Exit Lighting
169
Battery Load Management
169
Battery Power Protection
170
Infotainment System
171
Introduction
171
Infotainment
171
Climate Controls
173
Climate Control Systems
173
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
173
Air Vents
178
Maintenance
178
Air Intake
178
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
178
Service
179
Driving and Operating
181
Driving Information
182
Distracted Driving
182
Defensive Driving
183
Drunk Driving
183
Control of a Vehicle
183
Braking
183
Steering
184
Off-Road Recovery
185
Loss of Control
185
Driving on Wet Roads
186
Highway Hypnosis
187
Hill and Mountain Roads
187
Winter Driving
188
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
189
Vehicle Load Limits
190
Starting and Operating
194
New Vehicle Break-In
194
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
195
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
196
Starting the Engine
198
Engine Heater
202
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
204
Shifting Into Park
204
Shifting out of Park
205
Parking over Things That Burn
206
Engine Exhaust
206
Running the Vehicle While Parked
207
Automatic Transmission
207
Manual Mode
209
Drive Systems
210
All-Wheel Drive
210
Brakes
211
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
211
Parking Brake
212
Brake Assist
213
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
213
Ride Control Systems
214
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
214
Limited-Slip Differential
216
Selective Ride Control
216
Cruise Control
217
Adaptive Cruise Control
219
Driver Assistance Systems
227
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
227
Assistance Systems for Driving
230
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
230
Active Emergency Braking System
232
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
234
Lane Change Alert
234
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
236
Fuel
238
Recommended Fuel
238
Gasoline Specifications
239
California Fuel Requirements
239
Fuels in Foreign Countries
239
Fuel Additives
240
E85 or FlexFuel
240
Filling the Tank
241
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
242
Trailer Towing
243
General Towing Information
243
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
243
Trailer Towing (Except eAssist)
246
Trailer Towing (eAssist)
247
Towing Equipment
247
Conversions and Add-Ons
248
Add-On Electrical Equipment
248
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
254
Engine Oil
259
Engine Oil Life System
261
Automatic Transmission Fluid
262
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
263
Cooling System
265
Engine Coolant
267
Engine Overheating
269
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
271
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine and 3.6L V6 Engine with FWD)
271
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine with AWD)
271
Washer Fluid
272
Brakes
272
Brake Fluid
273
Battery
275
All-Wheel Drive
276
Starter Switch Check
276
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
276
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
277
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
277
Wiper Blade Replacement
277
Windshield Replacement
278
Headlamp Aiming
278
Bulb Replacement
279
Halogen Bulbs
279
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
279
LED Lighting
279
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
279
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
280
License Plate Lamp
281
Replacement Bulbs
282
Electrical System
282
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
282
Electrical System Overload
282
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
283
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
283
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
287
Wheels and Tires
290
Tires
290
All-Season Tires
291
Winter Tires
291
Summer Tires
291
Tire Sidewall Labeling
292
Tire Designations
294
Tire Terminology and Definitions
294
Tire Pressure
297
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
298
Tire Pressure Monitor System
299
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
300
Tire Inspection
303
Tire Rotation
303
When It Is Time for New Tires
305
Buying New Tires
305
Different Size Tires and Wheels
307
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
307
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
309
Wheel Replacement
309
Tire Chains
310
If a Tire Goes Flat
310
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
312
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
318
Tire Changing
319
Compact Spare Tire
324
Jump Starting
325
Jump Starting (On-board with eAssist Only)
325
Jump Starting (with or without eAssist)
326
Towing the Vehicle
329
Recreational Vehicle Towing
329
Appearance Care
332
Exterior Care
332
Interior Care
336
Floor Mats
340
Service and Maintenance
341
General Information
341
Maintenance Schedule
342
Special Application Services
348
Additional Maintenance and Care
348
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
352
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
352
Maintenance Replacement Parts
353
Maintenance Records
355
Technical Data
359
Vehicle Identification
359
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
359
Service Parts Identification Label
359
Vehicle Data
360
Capacities and Specifications
360
Engine Drive Belt Routing
362
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
Event Data Recorders
376
OnStar®
376
Infotainment System
377
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
377
Radio Frequency Statement
377
OnStar
379
OnStar Overview
379
OnStar Services
380
Emergency
380
Security
380
Navigation
380
Connections
381
Vehicle Diagnostics
383
OnStar Additional Information
383
Index
389
Index_A
389
Index_B
390
Index_C
390
Index_D
391
Index_E
392
Index_F
392
Index_G
393
Index_H
393
Index_I
394
Index_J
394
Index_K
394
Index_L
394
Index_M
395
Index_N
396
Index_O
396
Index_P
396
Index_R
397
Index_S
398
Index_T
399
Index_U
400
Index_V
400
Index_W
400

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The Buick Lacrosse owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Lacrosse. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Lacrosse 2014 owner's manual:

  • Best practice for driving your Buick Lacrosse
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  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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