2014 GMC Terrain Owner's Manual

2014 GMC Terrain owners manual
Year:
2014
Make:
GMC
Model:
Terrain
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
5.04 MB

Table of Contents

2014 GMC Terrain/Terrain Denali 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
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
22
Infotainment System
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
23
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
23
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
24
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
24
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
24
Power Outlets
24
Universal Remote System
25
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Engine Oil Life System
26
E85 or FlexFuel
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
27
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
33
Door Locks
35
Power Door Locks
36
Safety Locks
36
Doors
37
Liftgate
37
Vehicle Security
41
Vehicle Alarm System
41
Immobilizer
42
Immobilizer Operation
42
Exterior Mirrors
43
Convex Mirrors
43
Power Mirrors
43
Heated Mirrors
44
Blind Spot Mirrors
44
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
45
Interior Mirrors
45
Interior Rearview Mirrors
45
Manual Rearview Mirror
45
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
45
Windows
46
Power Windows
46
Sun Visors
47
Roof
47
Sunroof
47
Seats and Restraints
49
Head Restraints
50
Front Seats
51
Seat Adjustment
51
Power Seat Adjustment
52
Lumbar Adjustment
53
Reclining Seatbacks
53
Memory Seats
54
Heated Front Seats
56
Rear Seats
57
Safety Belts
59
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
60
Lap-Shoulder Belt
61
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
65
Safety Belt Extender
65
Safety System Check
65
Safety Belt Care
66
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
66
Airbag System
67
Where Are the Airbags?
68
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
70
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
71
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
71
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
71
Passenger Sensing System
73
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Airbag System Check
78
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
79
Child Restraints
79
Older Children
79
Infants and Young Children
81
Child Restraint Systems
84
Where to Put the Restraint
85
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
87
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
92
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
92
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Position)
95
Storage
99
Storage Compartments
99
Glove Box
99
Cupholders
99
Center Console Storage
99
Additional Storage Features
100
Cargo Cover
100
Cargo Tie-Downs
100
Convenience Net
100
Roof Rack System
100
Instruments and Controls
103
Controls
104
Steering Wheel Adjustment
104
Steering Wheel Controls
104
Horn
104
Windshield Wiper/Washer
104
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
105
Compass
106
Clock
106
Power Outlets
107
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
108
Instrument Cluster
109
Speedometer
110
Odometer
110
Tachometer
110
Fuel Gauge
110
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
111
Safety Belt Reminders
112
Airbag Readiness Light
112
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
113
Charging System Light
114
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
114
Brake System Warning Light
117
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
117
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
118
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
118
Traction Off Light
118
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
119
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
119
Tire Pressure Light
120
Engine Oil Pressure Light
120
Fuel Economy Light
121
Low Fuel Warning Light
121
Security Light
121
High-Beam On Light
122
Front Fog Lamp Light
122
Lamps On Reminder
122
Cruise Control Light
122
Information Displays
123
Driver Information Center (DIC)
123
Vehicle Messages
126
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
126
Brake System Messages
127
Compass Messages
127
Cruise Control Messages
127
Door Ajar Messages
127
Engine Cooling System Messages
127
Engine Oil Messages
128
Engine Power Messages
129
Fuel System Messages
129
Key and Lock Messages
129
Object Detection System Messages
129
Ride Control System Messages
130
Airbag System Messages
131
Security Messages
131
Service Vehicle Messages
132
Tire Messages
132
Transmission Messages
132
Vehicle Reminder Messages
133
Vehicle Personalization
133
Universal Remote System
137
Universal Remote System Programming
137
Universal Remote System Operation
139
Lighting
141
Exterior Lighting
141
Exterior Lamp Controls
141
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
141
Flash-to-Pass
142
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
142
Automatic Headlamp System
142
Hazard Warning Flashers
143
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
143
Fog Lamps
143
Interior Lighting
144
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
144
Dome Lamps
144
Reading Lamps
144
Lighting Features
145
Entry Lighting
145
Battery Load Management
145
Infotainment System
147
Introduction
147
Infotainment
147
Climate Controls
149
Climate Control Systems
149
Automatic Climate Control System
151
Air Vents
154
Maintenance
155
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
155
Driving and Operating
157
Driving Information
158
Distracted Driving
158
Defensive Driving
159
Drunk Driving
159
Control of a Vehicle
159
Braking
159
Steering
160
Off-Road Recovery
161
Loss of Control
161
Off-Road Driving
162
Driving on Wet Roads
166
Highway Hypnosis
167
Hill and Mountain Roads
168
Winter Driving
168
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
170
Vehicle Load Limits
170
Starting and Operating
175
New Vehicle Break-In
175
Ignition Positions
176
Starting the Engine
177
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
179
Engine Coolant Heater
179
Shifting Into Park
180
Shifting out of Park
181
Parking over Things That Burn
182
Engine Exhaust
182
Running the Vehicle While Parked
183
Automatic Transmission
183
Manual Mode
185
Fuel Economy Mode
185
Drive Systems
186
All-Wheel Drive
186
Brakes
187
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
187
Parking Brake
188
Brake Assist
188
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
189
Ride Control Systems
189
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
189
Cruise Control
191
Driver Assistance Systems
194
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
194
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
196
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
197
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
199
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
202
Fuel
204
Recommended Fuel
204
Gasoline Specifications
205
California Fuel Requirements
205
Fuels in Foreign Countries
205
Fuel Additives
205
E85 or FlexFuel
205
Filling the Tank
206
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
208
Trailer Towing
209
General Towing Information
209
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
209
Towing Equipment
214
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
215
Conversions and Add-Ons
215
Add-On Electrical Equipment
215
Vehicle Care
217
General Information
218
California Proposition 65 Warning
218
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
218
Accessories and Modifications
218
Vehicle Checks
219
Doing Your Own Service Work
219
Hood
220
Engine Compartment Overview
221
Engine Cover
224
Engine Oil
224
Engine Oil Life System
227
Automatic Transmission Fluid
228
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
228
Cooling System
230
Engine Coolant
231
Engine Overheating
234
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
236
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine)
236
Washer Fluid
237
Brakes
237
Brake Fluid
238
Battery
240
All-Wheel Drive
240
Starter Switch Check
240
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
241
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
241
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
241
Wiper Blade Replacement
242
Headlamp Aiming
243
Bulb Replacement
244
Halogen Bulbs
244
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
244
Fog Lamps
245
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
245
License Plate Lamp
248
Replacement Bulbs
248
Electrical System
249
Fuses
249
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
249
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
253
Wheels and Tires
255
Tires
255
All-Season Tires
256
Winter Tires
256
Summer Tires
257
Tire Sidewall Labeling
257
Tire Designations
259
Tire Terminology and Definitions
260
Tire Pressure
263
Tire Pressure Monitor System
264
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
265
Tire Inspection
268
Tire Rotation
269
When It Is Time for New Tires
270
Buying New Tires
271
Different Size Tires and Wheels
273
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
273
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
275
Wheel Replacement
275
Tire Chains
276
If a Tire Goes Flat
276
Tire Changing
278
Compact Spare Tire
284
Jump Starting
285
Towing the Vehicle
288
Recreational Vehicle Towing
288
Appearance Care
291
Exterior Care
291
Interior Care
296
Floor Mats
299
Service and Maintenance
301
General Information
301
Maintenance Schedule
302
Special Application Services
308
Additional Maintenance and Care
308
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
312
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
312
Maintenance Replacement Parts
313
Maintenance Records
315
Technical Data
319
Vehicle Identification
319
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
319
Service Parts Identification Label
319
Vehicle Data
320
Capacities and Specifications
320
Engine Drive Belt Routing
322
Customer Information
323
Customer Information
323
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
323
Customer Assistance Offices
325
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
326
Online Owner Center
326
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
327
Roadside Assistance Program
327
Scheduling Service Appointments
329
Courtesy Transportation Program
330
Collision Damage Repair
331
Service Publications Ordering Information
333
Reporting Safety Defects
334
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
334
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
335
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
335
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
336
Event Data Recorders
336
OnStar®
337
Infotainment System
337
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
337
Radio Frequency Statement
337
OnStar
339
OnStar Overview
339
OnStar Services
340
Emergency
340
Security
340
Navigation
340
Connections
341
Vehicle Diagnostics
343
OnStar Additional Information
343
Index
349
Index_A
349
Index_B
349
Index_C
350
Index_D
351
Index_E
351
Index_F
352
Index_G
353
Index_H
353
Index_I
353
Index_J
353
Index_K
354
Index_L
354
Index_M
354
Index_N
355
Index_O
355
Index_P
356
Index_R
356
Index_S
357
Index_T
358
Index_U
359
Index_V
359
Index_W
359

FAQ about the 2014 GMC Terrain Manual

What contains the 2014 Terrain manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your GMC Terrain, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2014 GMC Terrain Owners Manual?

The GMC Terrain owner manual for the 2014 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the GMC Terrain year 2014 free?

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The GMC Terrain (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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