2015 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2015 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
5.61 MB

Table of Contents

2015 Cadillac CTS 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
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
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
17
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
22
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 Keep Assist (LKA)
23
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
24
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
24
Parking Assist
24
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
24
Rear Automatic Braking (RAB) System
25
Active Emergency Braking System
25
Power Outlets
25
Universal Remote System
26
Sunroof
26
Performance and Maintenance
27
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
27
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Engine Oil Life System
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Service
29
OnStar®
29
Keys, Doors, and Windows
30
Keys and Locks
30
Keys
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
32
Remote Vehicle Start
38
Door Locks
40
Power Door Locks
41
Delayed Locking
42
Automatic Door Locks
42
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks
43
Doors
43
Trunk
43
Vehicle Security
45
Vehicle Alarm System
45
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
49
Folding Mirrors
49
Heated Mirrors
49
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
50
Interior Rearview Mirrors
50
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
50
Windows
50
Power Windows
50
Sun Visors
53
Rear Window Sunshade
53
Roof
54
Sunroof
54
Seats and Restraints
56
Head Restraints
57
Front Seats
58
Power Seat Adjustment
58
Lumbar Adjustment
59
Thigh Support Adjustment
60
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Memory Seats
61
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
63
Rear Seats
65
Heated Rear Seats
67
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
67
Safety Belts
68
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
69
Lap-Shoulder Belt
70
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
75
Safety Belt Extender
75
Safety System Check
75
Safety Belt Care
76
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
76
Airbag System
77
Where Are the Airbags?
79
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
80
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
81
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
82
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
82
Passenger Sensing System
83
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Airbag System Check
89
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
90
Child Restraints
90
Older Children
90
Infants and Young Children
92
Child Restraint Systems
95
Where to Put the Restraint
97
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
98
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
104
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
104
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
106
Storage
110
Storage Compartments
110
Instrument Panel Storage
110
Glove Box
111
Cupholders
111
Armrest Storage
111
Center Console Storage
112
Additional Storage Features
112
Cargo Tie-Downs
112
Convenience Net
113
Instruments and Controls
114
Controls
115
Steering Wheel Adjustment
115
Steering Wheel Controls
116
Heated Steering Wheel
116
Horn
116
Windshield Wiper/Washer
116
Compass
118
Clock
118
Power Outlets
119
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
122
Instrument Cluster
123
Speedometer
127
Odometer
127
Trip Odometer
127
Tachometer
127
Fuel Gauge
127
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
129
Safety Belt Reminders
129
Airbag Readiness Light
130
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
131
Charging System Light
132
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
132
Brake System Warning Light
135
Parking Brake Light
135
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
136
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
136
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
137
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
137
Traction Off Light
137
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
138
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
138
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
138
Tire Pressure Light
139
Engine Oil Pressure Light
139
Low Fuel Warning Light
140
Security Light
140
High-Beam On Light
140
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
141
Lamps On Reminder
141
Cruise Control Light
141
Door Ajar Light
142
Information Displays
142
Driver Information Center (DIC)
142
Head-Up Display (HUD)
145
Vehicle Messages
149
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
149
Brake System Messages
149
Compass Messages
150
Cruise Control Messages
150
Door Ajar Messages
151
Engine Cooling System Messages
151
Engine Oil Messages
152
Engine Power Messages
152
Fuel System Messages
152
Key and Lock Messages
152
Lamp Messages
153
Object Detection System Messages
154
Ride Control System Messages
156
Airbag System Messages
157
Safety Belt Messages
157
Security Messages
158
Service Vehicle Messages
158
Starting the Vehicle Messages
158
Tire Messages
159
Transmission Messages
159
Vehicle Reminder Messages
160
Vehicle Speed Messages
160
Washer Fluid Messages
160
Vehicle Personalization
160
Universal Remote System
168
Universal Remote System Programming
168
Universal Remote System Operation
171
Lighting
172
Exterior Lighting
172
Exterior Lamp Controls
172
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
174
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
174
Flash-to-Pass
174
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
175
Automatic Headlamp System
175
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
176
Hazard Warning Flashers
176
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
176
Interior Lighting
177
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
177
Dome Lamps
177
Reading Lamps
178
Lighting Features
178
Entry Lighting
178
Exit Lighting
179
Battery Load Management
179
Battery Power Protection
180
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
180
Infotainment System
182
Introduction
182
Infotainment
182
Climate Controls
184
Climate Control Systems
184
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
184
Rear Climate Control System
189
Air Vents
191
Maintenance
192
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
192
Service
192
Driving and Operating
194
Driving Information
195
Distracted Driving
195
Defensive Driving
196
Drunk Driving
196
Control of a Vehicle
196
Braking
196
Steering
197
Off-Road Recovery
198
Loss of Control
198
Track Events and Competitive Driving
199
Driving on Wet Roads
200
Hill and Mountain Roads
201
Winter Driving
201
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
203
Vehicle Load Limits
204
Starting and Operating
208
New Vehicle Break-In
208
Ignition Positions
209
Starting the Engine
211
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
212
Engine Coolant Heater
212
Shifting Into Park
213
Shifting out of Park
214
Parking over Things That Burn
214
Engine Exhaust
215
Running the Vehicle While Parked
215
Automatic Transmission
216
Manual Mode
218
Drive Systems
219
All-Wheel Drive
219
Brakes
220
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
220
Electric Parking Brake
221
Brake Assist
222
Ride Control Systems
223
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
223
Driver Mode Control
224
Competitive Driving Mode (LF3 Only)
226
Limited-Slip Differential (LF3 Only)
227
Cruise Control
227
Adaptive Cruise Control
230
Driver Assistance Systems
238
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
239
Assistance Systems for Driving
244
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
245
Active Emergency Braking System
247
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
249
Lane Change Alert
249
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
251
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
252
Fuel
254
California Fuel Requirements
255
Fuels in Foreign Countries
255
Fuel Additives
255
Filling the Tank
256
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
257
Trailer Towing
258
General Towing Information
258
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
258
Trailer Towing (With LFX Engine)
261
Trailer Towing (With LTG or LF3 Engine)
262
Towing Equipment
262
Conversions and Add-Ons
263
Add-On Electrical Equipment
263
Vehicle Care
264
General Information
265
California Proposition 65 Warning
265
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
265
Accessories and Modifications
265
Vehicle Checks
266
Doing Your Own Service Work
266
Hood
267
Engine Compartment Overview
268
Engine Oil
273
Engine Oil Life System
275
Automatic Transmission Fluid
277
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
277
Cooling System
279
Engine Coolant
281
Engine Overheating
284
Washer Fluid
285
Brakes
286
Brake Fluid
287
Battery
288
All-Wheel Drive
289
Starter Switch Check
290
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
290
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
291
Wiper Blade Replacement
291
Windshield Replacement
292
Headlamp Aiming
292
Bulb Replacement
292
Halogen Bulbs
292
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
293
LED Lighting
293
License Plate Lamp
293
Replacement Bulbs
294
Electrical System
294
Electrical System Overload
294
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
295
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
295
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
298
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
301
Wheels and Tires
303
Tires
303
All-Season Tires
304
Winter Tires
305
Run-Flat Tires
305
Low-Profile Tires
306
Summer Tires
306
Tire Sidewall Labeling
307
Tire Designations
308
Tire Terminology and Definitions
309
Tire Pressure
312
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
313
Tire Pressure Monitor System
314
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
315
Tire Inspection
318
Tire Rotation
318
When It Is Time for New Tires
320
Buying New Tires
321
Different Size Tires and Wheels
322
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
323
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
324
Wheel Replacement
324
Tire Chains
325
If a Tire Goes Flat
326
Jump Starting
327
Towing the Vehicle
330
Recreational Vehicle Towing
330
Appearance Care
332
Exterior Care
332
Interior Care
337
Floor Mats
340
Service and Maintenance
342
General Information
342
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
344
Maintenance Schedule
344
Special Application Services
350
Additional Maintenance and Care
351
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
354
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
354
Maintenance Replacement Parts
355
Maintenance Records
357
Technical Data
360
Vehicle Identification
360
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
360
Service Parts Identification Label
360
Vehicle Data
361
Capacities and Specifications
361
Engine Drive Belt Routing
363
Customer Information
364
Customer Information
364
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
364
Customer Assistance Offices
366
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
367
Online Owner Center
367
Roadside Service
368
Scheduling Service Appointments
370
Courtesy Transportation Program
370
Collision Damage Repair
371
Service Publications Ordering Information
374
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
375
Radio Frequency Statement
375
Reporting Safety Defects
375
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
375
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
376
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
376
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
377
Event Data Recorders
377
OnStar®
378
Infotainment System
378
OnStar
380
OnStar Overview
380
OnStar Services
381
Emergency
381
Security
382
Navigation
382
Connections
383
Vehicle Diagnostics
385
OnStar Additional Information
385
Index
390
Index_A
390
Index_B
391
Index_C
391
Index_D
392
Index_E
393
Index_F
393
Index_G
394
Index_H
394
Index_I
395
Index_J
395
Index_K
395
Index_L
395
Index_M
396
Index_N
397
Index_O
397
Index_P
397
Index_R
398
Index_S
398
Index_T
400
Index_U
401
Index_V
401
Index_W
401

FAQ about the 2015 Cadillac Cts Manual

What contains the 2015 Cts manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Cts owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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