2015 Cadillac Ats Owner's Manual

2015 Cadillac Ats owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Ats
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
7.12 MB

Table of Contents

2015 Cadillac ATS Owner Manual BookTOC
2
Introduction
4
Canadian Vehicle Owners
4
Using this Manual
4
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
5
Symbols
5
In Brief
8
Instrument Panel
9
Instrument Panel Overview
9
Initial Drive Information
11
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
11
Remote Vehicle Start
12
Door Locks
12
Trunk
13
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
14
Memory Features
15
Second Row Seats
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
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Infotainment System
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
25
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
25
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
26
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
26
Parking Assist
26
Rear Automatic Braking (RAB) System
26
Active Emergency Braking System
27
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
27
Sunroof
27
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
29
Engine Oil Life System
29
E85 or FlexFuel
30
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Service
30
OnStar®
31
Keys, Doors, and Windows
32
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Remote Vehicle Start
40
Door Locks
41
Power Door Locks
43
Delayed Locking
43
Automatic Door Locks
44
Lockout Protection
44
Safety Locks (Sedan Only)
45
Doors
45
Trunk
45
Vehicle Security
48
Vehicle Alarm System
48
Immobilizer
49
Immobilizer Operation
49
Exterior Mirrors
51
Convex Mirrors
51
Power Mirrors
51
Folding Mirrors
52
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
58
Head Restraints
59
Front Seats
60
Easy Entry Seat
60
Power Seat Adjustment
61
Lumbar Adjustment
62
Thigh Support Adjustment
62
Reclining Seatbacks
62
Memory Seats
63
Heated Front Seats
66
Rear Seats
67
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
69
Safety Belts
69
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
70
Lap-Shoulder Belt
71
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
76
Safety Belt Extender
76
Safety System Check
77
Safety Belt Care
77
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
77
Airbag System
78
Where Are the Airbags?
80
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
82
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
83
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
83
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
83
Passenger Sensing System
85
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
89
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Airbag System Check
90
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
91
Child Restraints
91
Older Children
91
Infants and Young Children
93
Child Restraint Systems
96
Where to Put the Restraint
98
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
99
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
105
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
105
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
107
Storage
112
Storage Compartments
112
Instrument Panel Storage
112
Glove Box
113
Armrest Storage
113
Additional Storage Features
113
Cargo Tie-Downs
113
Instruments and Controls
114
Controls
115
Steering Wheel Adjustment
115
Steering Wheel Controls
116
Heated Steering Wheel
116
Horn
117
Windshield Wiper/Washer
117
Headlamp Washer
118
Compass
119
Clock (Base Radio)
119
Clock (Uplevel Radio)
119
Power Outlets
120
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
122
Instrument Cluster
123
Speedometer
124
Odometer
124
Trip Odometer
125
Tachometer
125
Fuel Gauge
125
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
126
Safety Belt Reminders
126
Airbag Readiness Light
127
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
128
Charging System Light
128
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
129
Brake System Warning Light
131
Parking Brake Light
132
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
132
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
133
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
133
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
134
Traction Off Light
134
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
134
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
135
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
135
Tire Pressure Light
136
Engine Oil Pressure Light
136
Low Fuel Warning Light
136
Security Light
137
High-Beam On Light
137
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
137
Lamps On Reminder
138
Cruise Control Light
138
Information Displays
138
Driver Information Center (DIC)
138
Head-Up Display (HUD)
141
Vehicle Messages
145
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
145
Brake System Messages
146
Compass Messages
146
Cruise Control Messages
146
Door Ajar Messages
147
Engine Cooling System Messages
147
Engine Oil Messages
148
Engine Power Messages
148
Fuel System Messages
149
Key and Lock Messages
149
Lamp Messages
149
Object Detection System Messages
150
Ride Control System Messages
153
Airbag System Messages
154
Safety Belt Messages
154
Security Messages
154
Service Vehicle Messages
154
Starting the Vehicle Messages
154
Tire Messages
155
Transmission Messages
155
Vehicle Reminder Messages
156
Vehicle Speed Messages
156
Washer Fluid Messages
156
Vehicle Personalization
157
Universal Remote System
165
Universal Remote System Programming
165
Universal Remote System Operation
167
Lighting
170
Exterior Lighting
170
Exterior Lamp Controls
170
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
172
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
172
Flash-to-Pass
173
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
173
Automatic Headlamp System
173
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
174
Hazard Warning Flashers
174
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
175
Interior Lighting
175
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
175
Courtesy Lamps
176
Dome Lamps
176
Reading Lamps
176
Lighting Features
177
Entry Lighting
177
Exit Lighting
177
Battery Power Protection
177
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
177
Infotainment System
178
Introduction
178
Infotainment
178
Theft-Deterrent Feature
179
Overview
180
Home Page
181
Software Updates
184
Radio
185
AM-FM Radio
185
Satellite Radio
187
Radio Reception
187
Backglass Antenna
188
Multi-Band Antenna
189
Audio Players
189
CD Player
189
USB Port
192
SD Card Reader
195
Auxiliary Jack
195
OnStar System
196
Phone
197
Bluetooth (Overview)
197
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
199
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
203
Settings
208
Teen Driver
208
Trademarks and License Agreements
210
Climate Controls
212
Climate Control Systems
212
Dual Automatic Climate Control System (Base)
212
Dual Automatic Climate Control System (Uplevel)
216
Air Vents
220
Maintenance
221
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
221
Service
221
Driving and Operating
224
Driving Information
225
Distracted Driving
225
Defensive Driving
226
Drunk Driving
226
Control of a Vehicle
226
Braking
226
Steering
227
Off-Road Recovery
228
Loss of Control
228
Track Events and Competitive Driving
229
Driving on Wet Roads
230
Hill and Mountain Roads
231
Winter Driving
232
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
233
Vehicle Load Limits
234
Starting and Operating
238
New Vehicle Break-In
238
Ignition Positions
239
Starting the Engine
241
Engine Heater
242
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
244
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
244
Shifting out of Park
245
Parking
246
Parking over Things That Burn
246
Engine Exhaust
246
Running the Vehicle While Parked
247
Automatic Transmission
247
Manual Mode
249
Manual Transmission
251
Drive Systems
252
All-Wheel Drive
252
Brakes
252
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
252
Parking Brake (Electric)
253
Parking Brake (Manual)
255
Brake Assist
256
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
256
Ride Control Systems
257
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
257
Driver Mode Control
259
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
260
Cruise Control
261
Adaptive Cruise Control
264
Driver Assistance Systems
272
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
272
Assistance Systems for Driving
276
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
277
Active Emergency Braking System
279
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
281
Lane Change Alert
281
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
283
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
283
Fuel
285
California Fuel Requirements
287
Fuels in Foreign Countries
287
Fuel Additives
287
E85 or FlexFuel
287
Filling the Tank
288
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
290
Trailer Towing
291
General Towing Information
291
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
291
Trailer Towing (Sedan With V6 Engine)
294
Trailer Towing (Sedan With L4 Engine)
295
Trailer Towing (Coupe)
295
Towing Equipment
295
Conversions and Add-Ons
296
Add-On Electrical Equipment
296
Vehicle Care
298
General Information
299
California Proposition 65 Warning
299
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
300
Accessories and Modifications
300
Vehicle Checks
300
Doing Your Own Service Work
300
Hood
301
Engine Compartment Overview
302
Engine Oil
307
Engine Oil Life System
309
Automatic Transmission Fluid
311
Manual Transmission Fluid
311
Hydraulic Clutch
311
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
312
Cooling System
313
Engine Coolant
314
Engine Overheating
317
Washer Fluid
319
Brakes
320
Brake Fluid
320
Battery
322
All-Wheel Drive
323
Starter Switch Check
323
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
324
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
324
Wiper Blade Replacement
325
Windshield Replacement
325
Headlamp Aiming
326
Bulb Replacement
326
Halogen Bulbs
326
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
326
LED Lighting
326
Back-Up Lamps
327
License Plate Lamp
327
Replacement Bulbs
328
Electrical System
328
Electrical System Overload
328
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
329
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
329
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
332
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
335
Wheels and Tires
337
Tires
337
All-Season Tires
338
Winter Tires
338
Run-Flat Tires
339
Summer Tires
340
Tire Sidewall Labeling
340
Tire Designations
341
Tire Terminology and Definitions
342
Tire Pressure
344
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
346
Tire Pressure Monitor System
346
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
347
Tire Inspection
351
Tire Rotation
351
When It Is Time for New Tires
353
Buying New Tires
353
Different Size Tires and Wheels
355
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
355
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
357
Wheel Replacement
357
Tire Chains
358
If a Tire Goes Flat
359
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
361
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
368
Jump Starting
369
Towing the Vehicle
372
Recreational Vehicle Towing
372
Appearance Care
375
Exterior Care
375
Interior Care
379
Floor Mats
382
Service and Maintenance
384
General Information
384
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
386
Maintenance Schedule
386
Special Application Services
392
Additional Maintenance and Care
393
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
396
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
396
Maintenance Replacement Parts
398
Maintenance Records
399
Technical Data
400
Vehicle Identification
400
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
400
Service Parts Identification Label
400
Vehicle Data
401
Capacities and Specifications
401
Engine Drive Belt Routing
403
Customer Information
404
Customer Information
404
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
404
Customer Assistance Offices
406
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
407
Online Owner Center
407
Roadside Service
408
Scheduling Service Appointments
410
Courtesy Transportation Program
410
Collision Damage Repair
411
Service Publications Ordering Information
413
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
414
Radio Frequency Statement
415
Reporting Safety Defects
415
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
415
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
416
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
416
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
416
Event Data Recorders
417
OnStar®
418
Infotainment System
418
OnStar
420
OnStar Overview
420
OnStar Services
421
Emergency
421
Security
422
Navigation
422
Connections
423
Vehicle Diagnostics
425
OnStar Additional Information
425
Index
430
Index_A
430
Index_B
431
Index_C
431
Index_D
432
Index_E
433
Index_F
434
Index_G
434
Index_H
434
Index_I
435
Index_J
435
Index_K
435
Index_L
435
Index_M
437
Index_N
437
Index_O
437
Index_P
438
Index_R
439
Index_S
439
Index_T
441
Index_U
442
Index_V
442
Index_W
442

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