2014 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2014 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2014
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
5.75 MB

Table of Contents

2014 Cadillac CTS 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
Starting the Engine
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
11
Trunk
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
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)
23
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
23
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
23
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
23
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
23
Active Emergency Braking System
24
Power Outlets
24
Universal Remote System
24
Sunroof
25
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
26
Engine Oil Life System
27
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Service
28
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
37
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
40
Delayed Locking
41
Automatic Door Locks
41
Lockout Protection
41
Safety Locks
42
Doors
42
Trunk
42
Vehicle Security
44
Vehicle Alarm System
44
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation
46
Exterior Mirrors
47
Convex Mirrors
47
Power Mirrors
48
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
48
Interior Mirrors
49
Interior Rearview Mirrors
49
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Windows
49
Power Windows
49
Sun Visors
52
Rear Window Sunshade
52
Roof
53
Sunroof
53
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Power Seat Adjustment
57
Lumbar Adjustment
58
Thigh Support Adjustment
59
Reclining Seatbacks
59
Memory Seats
60
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
64
Heated Rear Seats
66
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
66
Safety Belts
67
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
68
Lap-Shoulder Belt
69
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
74
Safety Belt Extender
74
Safety System Check
74
Safety Belt Care
75
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
75
Airbag System
76
Where Are the Airbags?
78
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
79
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
80
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
81
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
81
Passenger Sensing System
82
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Airbag System Check
88
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
88
Child Restraints
89
Older Children
89
Infants and Young Children
91
Child Restraint Systems
93
Where to Put the Restraint
95
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
96
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
102
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
103
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
105
Storage
109
Storage Compartments
109
Instrument Panel Storage
109
Glove Box
110
Cupholders
110
Armrest Storage
110
Center Console Storage
111
Additional Storage Features
111
Cargo Tie-Downs
111
Convenience Net
112
Instruments and Controls
113
Controls
114
Steering Wheel Adjustment
114
Steering Wheel Controls
115
Heated Steering Wheel
115
Horn
115
Windshield Wiper/Washer
115
Compass
117
Clock
117
Power Outlets
118
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
120
Instrument Cluster
122
Speedometer
126
Odometer
126
Trip Odometer
126
Tachometer
126
Fuel Gauge
127
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
128
Safety Belt Reminders
129
Airbag Readiness Light
129
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
130
Charging System Light
131
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
131
Brake System Warning Light
134
Parking Brake Light
135
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
135
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
135
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
136
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
136
Traction Off Light
137
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
137
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
137
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
138
Tire Pressure Light
138
Engine Oil Pressure Light
139
Low Fuel Warning Light
139
Security Light
140
High-Beam On Light
140
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
140
Lamps On Reminder
141
Cruise Control Light
141
Door Ajar Light
141
Information Displays
142
Driver Information Center (DIC)
142
Head-Up Display (HUD)
145
Vehicle Messages
148
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
149
Brake System Messages
149
Compass Messages
149
Cruise Control Messages
150
Door Ajar Messages
150
Engine Cooling System Messages
151
Engine Oil Messages
151
Engine Power Messages
152
Fuel System Messages
152
Key and Lock Messages
152
Lamp Messages
153
Object Detection System Messages
153
Ride Control System Messages
156
Airbag System Messages
157
Safety Belt Messages
157
Security Messages
157
Service Vehicle Messages
157
Starting the Vehicle Messages
158
Tire Messages
158
Transmission Messages
159
Vehicle Reminder Messages
159
Vehicle Speed Messages
159
Washer Fluid Messages
159
Vehicle Personalization
160
Universal Remote System
167
Universal Remote System Programming
167
Universal Remote System Operation
169
Lighting
171
Exterior Lighting
171
Exterior Lamp Controls
171
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
173
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
173
Flash-to-Pass
174
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
174
Automatic Headlamp System
174
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
175
Hazard Warning Flashers
175
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
175
Interior Lighting
176
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
176
Dome Lamps
176
Reading Lamps
177
Lighting Features
177
Entry Lighting
177
Exit Lighting
177
Battery Load Management
178
Battery Power Protection
179
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
179
Infotainment System
181
Introduction
181
Infotainment
181
Climate Controls
183
Climate Control Systems
183
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
183
Rear Climate Control System
188
Air Vents
190
Maintenance
191
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
191
Service
191
Driving and Operating
193
Driving Information
194
Distracted Driving
194
Defensive Driving
195
Drunk Driving
195
Control of a Vehicle
195
Braking
195
Steering
196
Off-Road Recovery
197
Loss of Control
197
Track Events and Competitive Driving
198
Driving on Wet Roads
199
Highway Hypnosis
200
Hill and Mountain Roads
200
Winter Driving
201
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
202
Vehicle Load Limits
203
Starting and Operating
207
New Vehicle Break-In
207
Ignition Positions
208
Starting the Engine
209
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
211
Engine Coolant Heater
211
Shifting Into Park
212
Shifting out of Park
213
Parking over Things That Burn
213
Engine Exhaust
214
Running the Vehicle While Parked
214
Automatic Transmission
215
Manual Mode
217
Drive Systems
218
All-Wheel Drive
218
Brakes
219
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
219
Electric Parking Brake
220
Brake Assist
221
Ride Control Systems
222
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
222
Driver Mode Control
223
Competitive Driving Mode (LF3 Only)
225
Limited-Slip Differential (LF3 Only)
226
Cruise Control
226
Adaptive Cruise Control
229
Driver Assistance Systems
237
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
238
Assistance Systems for Driving
243
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
244
Active Emergency Braking System
246
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
248
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
250
Fuel
252
Gasoline Specifications
254
California Fuel Requirements
254
Fuels in Foreign Countries
254
Fuel Additives
254
Filling the Tank
254
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
256
Trailer Towing
257
General Towing Information
257
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
257
Trailer Towing (With LFX Engine)
260
Trailer Towing (With LTG or LF3 Engine)
261
Towing Equipment
261
Conversions and Add-Ons
262
Add-On Electrical Equipment
262
Vehicle Care
263
General Information
264
California Proposition 65 Warning
264
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
264
Accessories and Modifications
264
Vehicle Checks
265
Doing Your Own Service Work
265
Hood
266
Engine Compartment Overview
267
Engine Oil
272
Engine Oil Life System
274
Automatic Transmission Fluid
276
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
276
Cooling System
278
Engine Coolant
280
Engine Overheating
283
Washer Fluid
284
Brakes
285
Brake Fluid
286
Battery
287
All-Wheel Drive
288
Starter Switch Check
289
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
289
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
290
Wiper Blade Replacement
290
Windshield Replacement
291
Headlamp Aiming
291
Bulb Replacement
291
Halogen Bulbs
291
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
292
LED Lighting
292
License Plate Lamp
292
Replacement Bulbs
293
Electrical System
293
Electrical System Overload
293
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
294
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
294
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
297
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
300
Wheels and Tires
302
Tires
302
All-Season Tires
303
Winter Tires
304
Run-Flat Tires
304
Low-Profile Tires
305
Summer Tires
305
Tire Sidewall Labeling
306
Tire Designations
307
Tire Terminology and Definitions
308
Tire Pressure
310
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
312
Tire Pressure Monitor System
312
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
313
Tire Inspection
317
Tire Rotation
317
When It Is Time for New Tires
319
Buying New Tires
319
Different Size Tires and Wheels
321
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
321
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
323
Wheel Replacement
323
Tire Chains
324
If a Tire Goes Flat
325
Jump Starting
326
Towing the Vehicle
328
Recreational Vehicle Towing
329
Appearance Care
331
Exterior Care
331
Interior Care
336
Floor Mats
339
Service and Maintenance
341
General Information
341
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
343
Maintenance Schedule
343
Special Application Services
349
Additional Maintenance and Care
350
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
353
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
353
Maintenance Replacement Parts
354
Maintenance Records
356
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
Roadside Service
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
374
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
374
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
375
Event Data Recorders
375
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
397
Index_T
399
Index_U
400
Index_V
400
Index_W
400

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What contains the 2014 Cts manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Cts
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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