2014 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2014 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2014
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
5.29 MB

Table of Contents

2014 Chevrolet Equinox 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
11
Door Locks
11
Liftgate
12
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Heated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Parking Brake
21
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
24
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Cruise Control
24
Infotainment System
25
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
25
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
26
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
26
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
26
Power Outlets
26
Universal Remote System
26
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
35
Door Locks
37
Power Door Locks
38
Safety Locks
39
Doors
39
Liftgate
39
Vehicle Security
43
Vehicle Alarm System
43
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation
45
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
46
Heated Mirrors
46
Blind Spot Mirrors
46
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
47
Interior Mirrors
47
Interior Rearview Mirrors
47
Manual Rearview Mirror
47
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
48
Windows
48
Power Windows
48
Sun Visors
49
Roof
50
Sunroof
50
Seats and Restraints
51
Head Restraints
52
Front Seats
53
Seat Adjustment
53
Power Seat Adjustment
54
Lumbar Adjustment
55
Reclining Seatbacks
55
Memory Seats
56
Heated Front Seats
58
Rear Seats
59
Safety Belts
61
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
62
Lap-Shoulder Belt
63
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
67
Safety Belt Extender
67
Safety System Check
67
Safety Belt Care
68
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
68
Airbag System
69
Where Are the Airbags?
70
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
72
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
73
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
73
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
73
Passenger Sensing System
75
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
79
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Airbag System Check
80
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
81
Child Restraints
81
Older Children
81
Infants and Young Children
83
Child Restraint Systems
86
Where to Put the Restraint
87
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
89
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
94
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
94
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Position)
97
Storage
101
Storage Compartments
101
Instrument Panel Storage
101
Glove Box
101
Cupholders
101
Center Console Storage
102
Additional Storage Features
102
Cargo Cover
102
Cargo Tie-Downs
102
Convenience Net
102
Roof Rack System
103
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
109
Clock
109
Power Outlets
110
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
112
Instrument Cluster
113
Speedometer
114
Odometer
114
Tachometer
114
Fuel Gauge
114
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
115
Safety Belt Reminders
116
Airbag Readiness Light
117
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
117
Charging System Light
118
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
119
Brake System Warning Light
121
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
122
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
122
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
123
Traction Off Light
123
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
123
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
124
Tire Pressure Light
124
Engine Oil Pressure Light
125
Fuel Economy Light
125
Low Fuel Warning Light
126
Security Light
126
High-Beam On Light
126
Front Fog Lamp Light
126
Lamps On Reminder
127
Cruise Control Light
127
Information Displays
127
Driver Information Center (DIC)
127
Vehicle Messages
131
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
131
Brake System Messages
131
Compass Messages
131
Cruise Control Messages
132
Door Ajar Messages
132
Engine Cooling System Messages
132
Engine Oil Messages
133
Engine Power Messages
133
Fuel System Messages
134
Key and Lock Messages
134
Object Detection System Messages
134
Ride Control System Messages
135
Airbag System Messages
136
Security Messages
136
Service Vehicle Messages
136
Tire Messages
136
Transmission Messages
137
Vehicle Reminder Messages
137
Vehicle Personalization
137
Universal Remote System
141
Universal Remote System Programming
141
Universal Remote System Operation
144
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
Theft-Deterrent Feature
152
Overview
153
Operation
154
Radio
157
AM-FM Radio
157
Satellite Radio
159
Radio Reception
162
Multi-Band Antenna
163
Audio Players
163
CD Player
163
MP3
166
Auxiliary Devices
167
Phone
172
Bluetooth (Overview)
172
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
173
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
177
Trademarks and License Agreements
183
Climate Controls
185
Climate Control Systems
185
Automatic Climate Control System
187
Air Vents
190
Maintenance
191
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
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
Off-Road Driving
198
Driving on Wet Roads
202
Highway Hypnosis
203
Hill and Mountain Roads
203
Winter Driving
204
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
206
Vehicle Load Limits
206
Starting and Operating
211
New Vehicle Break-In
211
Ignition Positions
211
Starting the Engine
213
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
214
Engine Coolant Heater
215
Shifting Into Park
215
Shifting out of Park
216
Parking over Things That Burn
217
Engine Exhaust
217
Running the Vehicle While Parked
218
Automatic Transmission
218
Manual Mode
220
Fuel Economy Mode
220
Drive Systems
221
All-Wheel Drive
221
Brakes
222
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
222
Parking Brake
223
Brake Assist
223
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
224
Ride Control Systems
224
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
224
Cruise Control
226
Driver Assistance Systems
229
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
229
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
231
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
232
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
235
Fuel
237
Recommended Fuel
237
Gasoline Specifications
238
California Fuel Requirements
238
Fuels in Foreign Countries
239
Fuel Additives
239
E85 or FlexFuel
239
Filling the Tank
240
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
241
Trailer Towing
242
General Towing Information
242
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
242
Towing Equipment
247
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
248
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
250
Accessories and Modifications
250
Vehicle Checks
251
Doing Your Own Service Work
251
Hood
252
Engine Compartment Overview
253
Engine Cover
256
Engine Oil
256
Engine Oil Life System
259
Automatic Transmission Fluid
260
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
260
Cooling System
262
Engine Coolant
263
Engine Overheating
266
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
268
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine)
268
Washer Fluid
269
Brakes
269
Brake Fluid
270
Battery
272
All-Wheel Drive
272
Starter Switch Check
272
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
273
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
273
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
273
Wiper Blade Replacement
274
Headlamp Aiming
275
Bulb Replacement
276
Halogen Bulbs
276
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
276
Fog Lamps
277
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
277
License Plate Lamp
278
Replacement Bulbs
279
Electrical System
280
Fuses
280
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
280
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
283
Wheels and Tires
286
Tires
286
All-Season Tires
287
Winter Tires
287
Summer Tires
287
Tire Sidewall Labeling
288
Tire Designations
290
Tire Terminology and Definitions
291
Tire Pressure
294
Tire Pressure Monitor System
295
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
296
Tire Inspection
299
Tire Rotation
299
When It Is Time for New Tires
301
Buying New Tires
301
Different Size Tires and Wheels
303
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
303
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
305
Wheel Replacement
305
Tire Chains
306
If a Tire Goes Flat
306
Tire Changing
308
Compact Spare Tire
314
Jump Starting
315
Towing the Vehicle
318
Recreational Vehicle Towing
318
Appearance Care
321
Exterior Care
321
Interior Care
326
Floor Mats
329
Service and Maintenance
331
General Information
331
Maintenance Schedule
332
Special Application Services
338
Additional Maintenance and Care
339
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
342
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
342
Maintenance Replacement Parts
343
Maintenance Records
345
Technical Data
349
Vehicle Identification
349
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
349
Service Parts Identification Label
349
Vehicle Data
350
Capacities and Specifications
350
Engine Drive Belt Routing
352
Customer Information
353
Customer Information
353
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
353
Customer Assistance Offices
355
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
356
Online Owner Center
356
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
357
Roadside Assistance Program
357
Scheduling Service Appointments
359
Courtesy Transportation Program
359
Collision Damage Repair
361
Service Publications Ordering Information
363
Reporting Safety Defects
364
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
364
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
365
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
365
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
365
Event Data Recorders
366
OnStar®
367
Infotainment System
367
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
367
Radio Frequency Statement
367
OnStar
369
OnStar Overview
369
OnStar Services
370
Emergency
370
Security
370
Navigation
370
Connections
371
Vehicle Diagnostics
373
OnStar Additional Information
373
Index
379
Index_A
379
Index_B
380
Index_C
380
Index_D
381
Index_E
382
Index_F
382
Index_G
383
Index_H
383
Index_I
384
Index_J
384
Index_K
384
Index_L
384
Index_M
385
Index_N
386
Index_O
386
Index_P
386
Index_R
387
Index_S
387
Index_T
389
Index_U
389
Index_V
390
Index_W
390

FAQ about the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2014 Equinox manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Equinox, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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The Chevrolet Equinox (2014) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2014 is available in English.

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