2014 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2014 Chevrolet Malibu owners manual
Year:
2014
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Malibu
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
5.94 MB

Table of Contents

2014 Chevrolet Malibu 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
11
Door Locks
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
14
Second Row Seats
15
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
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
24
Infotainment System
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
24
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
25
Power Outlets
25
Universal Remote System
26
Sunroof
26
eAssist Features
27
eAssist® Overview
27
High Voltage Safety Information
27
Driver Efficiency Gauge
28
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature
28
Regenerative Braking
28
Battery
29
Service
29
Performance and Maintenance
29
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
29
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Engine Oil Life System
30
E85 or FlexFuel
31
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
31
Roadside Assistance Program
31
OnStar®
31
Keys, Doors, and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
33
Keys
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
35
Remote Vehicle Start
41
Door Locks
43
Power Door Locks
44
Door Ajar Reminder
44
Delayed Locking
44
Automatic Door Locks
44
Lockout Protection
45
Safety Locks
45
Doors
46
Trunk
46
Vehicle Security
48
Vehicle Alarm System
48
Immobilizer
49
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
49
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
50
Exterior Mirrors
51
Convex Mirrors
51
Power Mirrors
51
Heated Mirrors
52
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
52
Interior Mirrors
52
Interior Rearview Mirrors
52
Manual Rearview Mirror
52
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
52
Windows
53
Power Windows
53
Sun Visors
55
Roof
55
Sunroof
55
Seats and Restraints
57
Head Restraints
58
Front Seats
59
Seat Adjustment
59
Power Seat Adjustment
60
Lumbar Adjustment
60
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Memory Seats
62
Heated Front Seats
63
Rear Seats
65
Rear Seat Armrest
66
Safety Belts
67
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
68
Lap-Shoulder Belt
69
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
73
Safety Belt Extender
73
Safety System Check
73
Safety Belt Care
74
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
74
Airbag System
75
Where Are the Airbags?
77
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
78
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
79
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
79
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
80
Passenger Sensing System
81
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
86
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
86
Airbag System Check
87
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
87
Child Restraints
88
Older Children
88
Infants and Young Children
90
Child Restraint Systems
93
Where to Put the Restraint
94
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
96
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
103
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
103
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
105
Storage
109
Storage Compartments
109
Instrument Panel Storage
109
Glove Box
109
Cupholders
110
Center Console Storage
110
Additional Storage Features
110
Cargo Tie-Downs
110
Convenience Net
110
Instruments and Controls
111
Controls
112
Steering Wheel Adjustment
112
Steering Wheel Controls
112
Horn
113
Windshield Wiper/Washer
113
Compass
114
Clock
114
Power Outlets
115
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
117
Instrument Cluster
118
Speedometer
120
Odometer
120
Trip Odometer
120
Tachometer
120
Fuel Gauge
120
Driver Efficiency Gauge
121
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
121
Safety Belt Reminders
122
Airbag Readiness Light
122
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
123
Charging System Light
124
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
124
Brake System Warning Light
127
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
127
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
128
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
128
Traction Off Light
129
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
129
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
129
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
130
Tire Pressure Light
130
Engine Oil Pressure Light
131
Low Fuel Warning Light
132
Security Light
132
High-Beam On Light
132
Front Fog Lamp Light
132
Lamps On Reminder
133
Cruise Control Light
133
Door Ajar Light
133
Information Displays
133
Center Stack Display
133
Driver Information Center (DIC)
134
Vehicle Messages
137
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
137
Brake System Messages
138
Compass Messages
138
Cruise Control Messages
138
Door Ajar Messages
138
Engine Cooling System Messages
139
Engine Oil Messages
139
Engine Power Messages
140
Fuel System Messages
140
Key and Lock Messages
140
Lamp Messages
141
Object Detection System Messages
141
Ride Control System Messages
142
Security Messages
142
Service Vehicle Messages
142
Starting the Vehicle Messages
143
Tire Messages
143
Transmission Messages
143
Vehicle Reminder Messages
144
Washer Fluid Messages
144
Window Messages
144
Vehicle Personalization
144
Universal Remote System
150
Universal Remote System Programming
150
Universal Remote System Operation
153
Lighting
155
Exterior Lighting
155
Exterior Lamp Controls
155
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
156
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
156
Flash-to-Pass
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
156
Automatic Headlamp System
157
Hazard Warning Flashers
157
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
158
Fog Lamps
158
Interior Lighting
159
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
159
Courtesy Lamps
159
Dome Lamps
159
Reading Lamps
159
Lighting Features
160
Entry Lighting
160
Exit Lighting
160
Battery Load Management
161
Infotainment System
163
Introduction
163
Infotainment
163
Theft-Deterrent Feature
164
Overview
165
Operation
167
Radio
171
AM-FM Radio
171
Satellite Radio
173
Radio Reception
175
Backglass Antenna
176
Multi-Band Antenna
176
Audio Players
177
CD Player
177
Auxiliary Devices
178
Phone
183
Bluetooth (Overview)
183
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
185
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
188
Climate Controls
195
Climate Control Systems
195
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
198
Air Vents
202
Maintenance
203
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
203
Service
204
Driving and Operating
205
Driving Information
206
Distracted Driving
206
Defensive Driving
207
Drunk Driving
207
Control of a Vehicle
207
Braking
207
Steering
208
Off-Road Recovery
209
Loss of Control
209
Track Events and Competitive Driving
210
Driving on Wet Roads
210
Highway Hypnosis
211
Hill and Mountain Roads
211
Winter Driving
212
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
213
Vehicle Load Limits
214
Starting and Operating
218
New Vehicle Break-In
218
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
219
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
221
Starting the Engine
223
Engine Heater
226
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
227
Shifting Into Park
227
Shifting out of Park
229
Parking over Things That Burn
230
Engine Exhaust
230
Running the Vehicle While Parked
231
Automatic Transmission
231
Manual Mode
233
Brakes
234
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
234
Parking Brake
235
Brake Assist
236
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
236
Ride Control Systems
236
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
236
Cruise Control
239
Driver Assistance Systems
241
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
241
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
244
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
245
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
247
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
250
Fuel
252
Recommended Fuel
252
Gasoline Specifications
253
California Fuel Requirements
253
Fuels in Foreign Countries
253
Fuel Additives
254
E85 or FlexFuel
254
Filling the Tank
255
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
256
Trailer Towing
257
General Towing Information
257
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
257
Trailer Towing (eAssist)
260
Trailer Towing (Except eAssist)
260
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
265
Accessories and Modifications
265
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
275
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
275
Cooling System
278
Engine Coolant
279
Engine Overheating
282
Washer Fluid
283
Brakes
284
Brake Fluid
285
Battery
286
Starter Switch Check
288
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
288
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
289
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
289
Wiper Blade Replacement
289
Headlamp Aiming
290
Bulb Replacement
291
Halogen Bulbs
291
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
291
LED Lighting
291
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
291
Fog Lamps
295
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps (LS and LT)
295
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps (LTZ)
296
License Plate Lamp
298
Replacement Bulbs
298
Electrical System
299
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
299
Electrical System Overload
299
Fuses
300
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
300
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
304
Wheels and Tires
306
Tires
306
All-Season Tires
307
Winter Tires
308
Summer Tires
308
Tire Sidewall Labeling
308
Tire Designations
311
Tire Terminology and Definitions
312
Tire Pressure
315
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
316
Tire Pressure Monitor System
317
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
318
Tire Inspection
321
Tire Rotation
321
When It Is Time for New Tires
323
Buying New Tires
323
Different Size Tires and Wheels
325
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
326
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
327
Wheel Replacement
327
Tire Chains
328
If a Tire Goes Flat
329
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Relief Button)
331
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Deflation Button)
338
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
345
Tire Changing
346
Compact Spare Tire
352
Jump Starting
353
Jump Starting (On-board with eAssist Only)
353
Jump Starting (with or without eAssist)
354
Towing the Vehicle
357
Recreational Vehicle Towing
357
Appearance Care
360
Exterior Care
360
Interior Care
364
Floor Mats
368
Service and Maintenance
369
General Information
369
Maintenance Schedule
371
Special Application Services
376
Additional Maintenance and Care
376
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
380
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
380
Maintenance Replacement Parts
381
Maintenance Records
382
Technical Data
385
Vehicle Identification
385
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
385
Service Parts Identification Label
385
Vehicle Data
386
Capacities and Specifications
386
Engine Drive Belt Routing
388
Customer Information
389
Customer Information
389
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
389
Customer Assistance Offices
391
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
392
Online Owner Center
392
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
393
Roadside Assistance Program
393
Scheduling Service Appointments
395
Courtesy Transportation Program
395
Collision Damage Repair
397
Service Publications Ordering Information
399
Reporting Safety Defects
400
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
400
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
401
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
401
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
402
Event Data Recorders
402
OnStar®
403
Infotainment System
403
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
403
Radio Frequency Statement
403
OnStar
405
OnStar Overview
405
OnStar Services
406
Emergency
406
Security
406
Navigation
406
Connections
407
Vehicle Diagnostics
409
OnStar Additional Information
409
Index
415
Index_A
415
Index_B
416
Index_C
416
Index_D
417
Index_E
418
Index_F
418
Index_G
419
Index_H
419
Index_I
420
Index_J
420
Index_K
420
Index_L
420
Index_M
421
Index_N
422
Index_O
422
Index_P
422
Index_R
423
Index_S
424
Index_T
425
Index_U
426
Index_V
426
Index_W
426

FAQ about the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

What contains the 2014 Malibu manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Malibu, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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