2015 Buick Encore Owner's Manual

2015 Buick Encore owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Buick
Model:
Encore
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
5.44 MB

Table of Contents

2015 Buick Encore Owner Manual BookTOC
2
Introduction
4
Introduction
4
Canadian Vehicle Owners
4
Using this Manual
4
About Driving the Vehicle
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
5
Symbols
5
In Brief
8
Instrument Panel
9
Initial Drive Information
11
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
11
Remote Vehicle Start
11
Door Locks
12
Liftgate
12
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
13
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
Infotainment System
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
22
Driver Information Center (DIC)
23
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
23
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
23
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
23
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
24
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
24
Parking Assist
24
Power Outlets
24
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 Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
27
Keys, Doors, and Windows
28
Keys and Locks
28
Keys
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
30
Remote Vehicle Start
32
Door Locks
34
Power Door Locks
34
Delayed Locking
35
Automatic Door Locks
35
Lockout Protection
35
Safety Locks
35
Doors
36
Liftgate
36
Vehicle Security
38
Vehicle Alarm System
38
Immobilizer
39
Immobilizer Operation
39
Exterior Mirrors
40
Convex Mirrors
40
Power Mirrors
40
Folding Mirrors
41
Heated Mirrors
41
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
41
Interior Mirrors
41
Interior Rearview Mirrors
41
Manual Rearview Mirror
41
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
42
Windows
42
Power Windows
42
Sun Visors
44
Roof
44
Sunroof
44
Seats and Restraints
46
Head Restraints
47
Front Seats
48
Seat Adjustment
48
Power Seat Adjustment
49
Lumbar Adjustment
49
Reclining Seatbacks
50
Memory Seats
51
Front Seat Armrest
53
Heated Front Seats
53
Folding Seatback
54
Rear Seats
55
Rear Seat Armrest
59
Safety Belts
59
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
61
Lap-Shoulder Belt
62
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
66
Safety Belt Extender
67
Safety System Check
67
Safety Belt Care
67
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
67
Airbag System
68
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
79
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
88
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
89
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
95
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
95
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
97
Storage
102
Storage Compartments
102
Instrument Panel Storage
102
Cupholders
103
Sunglasses Storage
103
Underseat Storage
103
Center Console Storage
104
Additional Storage Features
104
Cargo Cover
104
Cargo Management System
104
Convenience Net
105
Warning Triangle
105
First Aid Kit
106
Roof Rack System
106
Instruments and Controls
108
Controls
109
Steering Wheel Adjustment
109
Steering Wheel Controls
109
Heated Steering Wheel
109
Horn
109
Windshield Wiper/Washer
109
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
111
Compass
111
Clock
112
Power Outlets
112
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
114
Instrument Cluster
115
Speedometer
116
Odometer
116
Trip Odometer
116
Tachometer
116
Fuel Gauge
116
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
117
Safety Belt Reminders
118
Airbag Readiness Light
119
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
119
Charging System Light
120
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
120
Brake System Warning Light
123
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
124
Power Steering Warning Light
124
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
124
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
125
Traction Off Light
125
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
125
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
126
Tire Pressure Light
126
Engine Oil Pressure Light
126
Low Fuel Warning Light
127
Immobilizer Light
127
High-Beam On Light
128
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
128
Front Fog Lamp Light
128
Lamps On Reminder
128
Cruise Control Light
128
Information Displays
129
Driver Information Center (DIC)
129
Vehicle Messages
132
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
132
Brake System Messages
132
Door Ajar Messages
133
Engine Cooling System Messages
133
Engine Oil Messages
133
Engine Power Messages
133
Fuel System Messages
134
Object Detection System Messages
134
Ride Control System Messages
135
Tire Messages
136
Transmission Messages
136
Vehicle Personalization
137
Lighting
144
Exterior Lighting
144
Exterior Lamp Controls
144
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
145
Flash-to-Pass
145
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
145
Automatic Headlamp System
146
Hazard Warning Flashers
146
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
147
Front Fog Lamps
147
Interior Lighting
148
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
148
Courtesy Lamps
148
Dome Lamps
148
Reading Lamps
149
Lighting Features
149
Entry Lighting
149
Exit Lighting
149
Battery Power Protection
149
Infotainment System
150
Introduction
150
Infotainment
150
Climate Controls
152
Climate Control Systems
152
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
154
Air Vents
157
Maintenance
157
Air Intake
157
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
157
Driving and Operating
160
Driving Information
161
Driver Behavior
161
Driving Environment
161
Vehicle Design
161
Distracted Driving
161
Defensive Driving
162
Drunk Driving
162
Control of a Vehicle
163
Braking
163
Steering
163
Off-Road Recovery
164
Loss of Control
164
Driving on Wet Roads
165
Hill and Mountain Roads
166
Winter Driving
166
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
168
Vehicle Load Limits
169
Starting and Operating
173
New Vehicle Break-In
173
Ignition Positions
173
Starting the Engine
175
Engine Heater
176
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
178
Shifting Into Park
178
Shifting out of Park
179
Parking over Things That Burn
181
Engine Exhaust
181
Running the Vehicle While Parked
182
Automatic Transmission
182
Manual Mode
184
Drive Systems
185
All-Wheel Drive
185
Brakes
185
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
185
Parking Brake
186
Brake Assist
186
Ride Control Systems
187
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
187
Cruise Control
189
Driver Assistance Systems
192
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
192
Parking Assist
193
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
195
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
197
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
199
Fuel
201
California Fuel Requirements
202
Fuels in Foreign Countries
202
Fuel Additives
202
Filling the Tank
202
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
204
Towing
205
General Towing Information
205
Conversions and Add-Ons
205
Add-On Electrical Equipment
205
Vehicle Care
206
General Information
207
California Proposition 65 Warning
207
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
207
Accessories and Modifications
207
Vehicle Checks
208
Doing Your Own Service Work
208
Hood
209
Engine Compartment Overview
211
Engine Oil
212
Engine Oil Life System
214
Automatic Transmission Fluid
215
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
216
Cooling System
217
Engine Coolant
217
Engine Overheating
220
Washer Fluid
222
Brakes
222
Brake Fluid
223
Battery
225
All-Wheel Drive
225
Starter Switch Check
225
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
226
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
226
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
226
Wiper Blade Replacement
227
Headlamp Aiming
228
Bulb Replacement
229
Halogen Bulbs
229
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
229
License Plate Lamp
231
Replacement Bulbs
231
Electrical System
232
Electrical System Overload
232
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
232
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
233
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
236
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
238
Wheels and Tires
240
Tires
240
All-Season Tires
241
Winter Tires
241
Summer Tires
242
Tire Sidewall Labeling
242
Tire Designations
244
Tire Terminology and Definitions
245
Tire Pressure
248
Tire Pressure Monitor System
249
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
250
Tire Inspection
253
Tire Rotation
254
When It Is Time for New Tires
255
Buying New Tires
256
Different Size Tires and Wheels
257
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
258
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
259
Wheel Replacement
259
Tire Chains
260
If a Tire Goes Flat
261
Tire Changing
262
Compact Spare Tire
266
Jump Starting
267
Towing
270
Towing the Vehicle
270
Recreational Vehicle Towing
270
Appearance Care
272
Exterior Care
272
Interior Care
277
Floor Mats
280
Service and Maintenance
282
General Information
282
Maintenance Schedule
283
Special Application Services
289
Additional Maintenance and Care
289
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
293
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
293
Maintenance Replacement Parts
294
Maintenance Records
295
Technical Data
296
Vehicle Identification
296
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
296
Service Parts Identification Label
296
Vehicle Data
297
Capacities and Specifications
297
Engine Drive Belt Routing
298
Customer Information
300
Customer Information
300
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
300
Customer Assistance Offices
302
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
303
Online Owner Center
303
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
304
Roadside Assistance Program
304
Scheduling Service Appointments
306
Courtesy Transportation Program
306
Collision Damage Repair
307
Service Publications Ordering Information
310
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
311
Radio Frequency Statement
311
Reporting Safety Defects
311
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
311
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
312
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
312
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
313
Event Data Recorders
313
OnStar®
314
Infotainment System
314
OnStar
316
OnStar Overview
316
OnStar Services
317
Emergency
317
Security
318
Navigation
318
Connections
319
Vehicle Diagnostics
321
OnStar Additional Information
321
Index
326
Index_A
326
Index_B
326
Index_C
327
Index_D
328
Index_E
329
Index_F
329
Index_G
330
Index_H
330
Index_I
330
Index_J
331
Index_K
331
Index_L
331
Index_M
332
Index_N
332
Index_O
332
Index_P
333
Index_R
333
Index_S
334
Index_T
335
Index_U
336
Index_V
336
Index_W
336

FAQ about the 2015 Buick Encore Manual

What contains the 2015 Encore manual?

The Buick Encore owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Encore. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Encore 2015 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Encore owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2015 Buick Encore Owners Manual?

The Buick Encore owner manual for the 2015 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Encore year 2015 free?

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The Buick Encore (2015) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2015 is available in English.

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