2014 Cadillac Xts Owner's Manual

2014 Cadillac Xts owners manual
Year:
2014
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Xts
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
5.88 MB

Table of Contents

2014 Cadillac XTS Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Instrument Panel Overview
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
11
Trunk
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
13
Second Row Seats
13
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
15
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
Steering Wheel Controls
20
Cruise Control
21
Infotainment System
21
Driver Information Center (DIC)
21
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
22
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
22
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
22
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
22
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
23
Active Emergency Braking System
23
Power Outlets
23
Universal Remote System
23
Sunroof
24
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
Roadside Service
27
OnStar®
27
Keys, Doors, and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
30
Keys
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
31
Remote Vehicle Start
37
Door Locks
38
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
47
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Interior Mirrors
48
Interior Rearview Mirrors
48
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
48
Windows
49
Power Windows
49
Sun Visors
51
Rear Window Sunshade
52
Roof
53
Sunroof
53
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
58
Power Seat Adjustment
58
Lumbar Adjustment
59
Thigh Support Adjustment
59
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Memory Seats
61
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
63
Rear Seats
64
Rear Seat Armrest
66
Heated Rear Seats
66
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
67
Safety Belts
67
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
69
Lap-Shoulder Belt
70
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?
80
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
81
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
81
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
81
Passenger Sensing System
83
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Airbag System Check
89
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
89
Child Restraints
90
Older Children
90
Infants and Young Children
92
Child Restraint Systems
94
Where to Put the Restraint
96
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
97
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
104
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
104
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
106
Storage
109
Storage Compartments
109
Instrument Panel Storage
109
Glove Box
110
Armrest Storage
110
Center Console Storage
111
Additional Storage Features
112
Cargo Tie-Downs
112
Cargo Management System
112
Convenience Net
112
Instruments and Controls
113
Controls
114
Steering Wheel Adjustment
114
Steering Wheel Controls
114
Heated Steering Wheel
115
Horn
115
Windshield Wiper/Washer
115
Compass
117
Clock
117
Power Outlets
119
Cigarette Lighter
120
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
121
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
130
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
130
Charging System Light
131
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
132
Brake System Warning Light
134
Electric 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
150
Cruise Control Messages
150
Door Ajar Messages
151
Engine Cooling System Messages
151
Engine Oil Messages
152
Engine Power Messages
152
Fuel System Messages
152
Key and Lock Messages
152
Lamp Messages
153
Object Detection System Messages
154
Ride Control System Messages
156
Airbag System Messages
157
Security Messages
157
Service Vehicle Messages
158
Starting the Vehicle Messages
158
Tire Messages
158
Transmission Messages
159
Vehicle Reminder Messages
159
Vehicle Speed Messages
159
Washer Fluid Messages
159
Window Messages
159
Vehicle Personalization
160
Universal Remote System
165
Universal Remote System Programming
165
Universal Remote System Operation
167
Lighting
169
Exterior Lighting
169
Exterior Lamp Controls
169
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
171
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
171
Flash-to-Pass
172
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
172
Automatic Headlamp System
172
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
173
Headlamp Leveling Control
173
Hazard Warning Flashers
173
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
174
Interior Lighting
174
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
174
Courtesy Lamps
175
Dome Lamps
175
Reading Lamps
175
Lighting Features
176
Entry Lighting
176
Exit Lighting
176
Battery Power Protection
177
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
177
Infotainment System
179
Introduction
179
Infotainment
179
Climate Controls
181
Climate Control Systems
181
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
181
Rear Climate Control System
186
Air Vents
188
Maintenance
189
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
189
Service
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
195
Loss of Control
196
Driving on Wet Roads
196
Highway Hypnosis
197
Hill and Mountain Roads
197
Winter Driving
198
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
200
Vehicle Load Limits
200
Starting and Operating
205
New Vehicle Break-In
205
Ignition Positions
205
Starting the Engine
207
Engine Heater
209
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
210
Shifting Into Park
210
Shifting out of Park
211
Parking over Things That Burn
211
Engine Exhaust
212
Running the Vehicle While Parked
212
Automatic Transmission
213
Manual Mode
215
Drive Systems
215
All-Wheel Drive
215
Brakes
216
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
216
Electric Parking Brake
217
Brake Assist
218
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
219
Ride Control Systems
219
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
219
Magnetic Ride Control
221
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
221
Automatic Level Control
222
Cruise Control
222
Adaptive Cruise Control
225
Driver Assistance Systems
233
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
234
Assistance Systems for Driving
240
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
240
Active Emergency Braking System
242
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
244
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
246
Fuel
248
Gasoline Specifications
249
California Fuel Requirements
249
Fuels in Foreign Countries
250
Fuel Additives
250
Filling the Tank
250
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
252
Trailer Towing
252
General Towing Information
252
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
252
Towing Equipment
257
Conversions and Add-Ons
258
Add-On Electrical Equipment
258
Vehicle Care
259
General Information
260
California Proposition 65 Warning
260
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
261
Accessories and Modifications
261
Vehicle Checks
261
Doing Your Own Service Work
261
Hood
262
Engine Compartment Overview
263
Engine Cover
266
Engine Oil
267
Engine Oil Life System
269
Automatic Transmission Fluid
271
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
271
Cooling System
273
Engine Coolant
274
Engine Overheating
277
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
278
Power Steering Fluid (LF3 and LFX with AWD)
279
Power Steering Fluid (LFX with FWD)
279
Washer Fluid
280
Brakes
280
Brake Fluid
281
Battery
283
All-Wheel Drive
283
Starter Switch Check
283
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
284
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
284
Wiper Blade Replacement
285
Windshield Replacement
285
Headlamp Aiming
286
Bulb Replacement
286
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
286
LED Lighting
286
Back-Up Lamps
286
License Plate Lamp
287
Replacement Bulbs
287
Electrical System
288
Electrical System Overload
288
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
288
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
289
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
292
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
294
Wheels and Tires
296
Tires
296
All-Season Tires
297
Winter Tires
297
Summer Tires
297
Tire Sidewall Labeling
298
Tire Designations
300
Tire Terminology and Definitions
301
Tire Pressure
304
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
305
Tire Pressure Monitor System
306
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
307
Tire Inspection
311
Tire Rotation
311
When It Is Time for New Tires
312
Buying New Tires
313
Different Size Tires and Wheels
315
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
315
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
317
Wheel Replacement
317
Tire Chains
318
If a Tire Goes Flat
318
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
320
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
327
Tire Changing
328
Compact Spare Tire
333
Full-Size Spare Tire
334
Jump Starting
334
Towing the Vehicle
338
Recreational Vehicle Towing
338
Appearance Care
340
Exterior Care
340
Interior Care
345
Floor Mats
348
Service and Maintenance
351
General Information
351
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
353
Maintenance Schedule
354
Special Application Services
359
Additional Maintenance and Care
359
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
363
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
363
Maintenance Replacement Parts
364
Maintenance Records
366
Technical Data
369
Vehicle Identification
369
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
369
Service Parts Identification Label
369
Vehicle Data
370
Capacities and Specifications
370
Engine Drive Belt Routing
372
Customer Information
373
Customer Information
373
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
373
Customer Assistance Offices
375
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
376
Online Owner Center
376
Roadside Service
377
Scheduling Service Appointments
379
Courtesy Transportation Program
379
Collision Damage Repair
381
Service Publications Ordering Information
383
Reporting Safety Defects
384
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
384
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
384
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
385
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
385
Event Data Recorders
385
OnStar®
386
Infotainment System
387
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
387
Radio Frequency Statement
387
OnStar
389
OnStar Overview
389
OnStar Services
390
Emergency
390
Security
390
Navigation
390
Connections
391
Diagnostics
393
OnStar Additional Information
393
Index
399
Index_A
399
Index_B
400
Index_C
400
Index_D
401
Index_E
402
Index_F
402
Index_G
403
Index_H
403
Index_I
404
Index_J
404
Index_K
404
Index_L
404
Index_M
405
Index_N
406
Index_O
406
Index_P
406
Index_R
407
Index_S
408
Index_T
409
Index_U
410
Index_V
410
Index_W
410

FAQ about the 2014 Cadillac Xts Manual

What contains the 2014 Xts manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Cadillac Xts
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Cadillac Xts, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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