2015 Cadillac Elr Owner's Manual

2015 Cadillac Elr owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Elr
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
9.81 MB

Table of Contents

2015 Cadillac ELR 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 Start
12
Door Locks
12
Trunk Release
13
Windows
14
Seat Adjustment
14
Memory Features
16
Heated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
17
Safety Belts
17
Passenger Sensing System
18
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
19
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
20
Windshield Wiper/Washer
21
Climate Controls
22
Vehicle Features
23
Infotainment System
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
24
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
24
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
25
Parking Assist
25
Rear Automatic Braking (RAB) System
25
Active Emergency Braking System
26
Power Outlets
26
Universal Remote System
26
Battery and Efficiency
27
High Voltage Safety Information
27
Charging
28
Fueling
31
Regenerative Braking
31
Service
32
Performance and Maintenance
32
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
32
Tire Pressure Monitor
32
Engine Oil Life System
33
Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
33
Roadside Service
35
OnStar®
35
Keys, Doors, and Windows
36
Keys and Locks
36
Keys
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
37
Remote Start
43
Door Locks
45
Power Door Locks
46
Delayed Locking
47
Automatic Door Locks
48
Lockout Protection
48
Doors
48
Trunk
48
Vehicle Security
50
Vehicle Alarm System
50
Immobilizer
51
Immobilizer Operation
51
Exterior Mirrors
52
Convex Mirrors
52
Power Mirrors
52
Folding Mirrors
53
Heated Mirrors
53
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
53
Interior Mirrors
53
Interior Rearview Mirrors
53
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
53
Windows
54
Power Windows
54
Sun Visors
56
Seats and Restraints
58
Head Restraints
59
Front Seats
60
Easy Entry Seat
60
Power Seat Adjustment
61
Lumbar Adjustment
61
Thigh Support Adjustment
62
Reclining Seatbacks
62
Memory Seats
63
Heated Front Seats
65
Rear Seats
67
Safety Belts
68
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
70
Lap-Shoulder Belt
71
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
74
Safety Belt Extender
74
Safety System Check
75
Safety Belt Care
75
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
75
Airbag System
76
Where Are the Airbags?
78
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
79
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
80
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
80
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
81
Passenger Sensing System
82
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Airbag System Check
88
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
88
Child Restraints
89
Older Children
89
Infants and Young Children
91
Child Restraint Systems
94
Where to Put the Restraint
95
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
97
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
102
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
102
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
104
Storage
108
Storage Compartments
108
Instrument Panel Storage
108
Glove Box
108
Cupholders
109
Center Console Storage
109
Instruments and Controls
110
Controls
111
Steering Wheel Adjustment
111
Steering Wheel Controls
111
Heated Steering Wheel
111
Horn
112
Pedestrian Safety Signal
112
Windshield Wiper/Washer
112
Compass
114
Clock
114
Power Outlets
116
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
116
Instrument Cluster
117
Speedometer
121
Odometer
121
Trip Odometer
121
Battery Gauge (High Voltage)
121
Fuel Gauge
122
Driver Efficiency Gauge
122
Power Indicator Gauge
123
Safety Belt Reminders
123
Airbag Readiness Light
125
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
125
Charging System Light (12-Volt Battery)
126
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
126
Brake System Warning Light
129
Electric Parking Brake Light
130
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
130
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
130
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
131
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
131
Traction Off Light
131
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
132
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
132
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
132
Tire Pressure Light
133
Engine Oil Pressure Light
133
Low Fuel Warning Light
134
Security Light
134
Vehicle Ready Light
135
High-Beam On Light
135
Lamps On Reminder
135
Cruise Control Light
135
Door Ajar Light
136
Information Displays
136
Center Stack Display
136
Power Flows
136
Programmable Charging
138
Energy Information
147
Driver Information Center (DIC)
147
Vehicle Messages
150
Battery and Charging Messages
150
Brake System Messages
151
Compass Messages
151
Cruise Control Messages
151
Door Ajar Messages
152
Drive Mode Messages
153
Electric Drive Unit Messages
153
Engine Cooling System Messages
153
Engine Oil Messages
153
Fuel System Messages
154
Key and Lock Messages
154
Lamp Messages
155
Object Detection System Messages
155
Propulsion Power Messages
157
Ride Control System Messages
158
Airbag System Messages
158
Security Messages
158
Service Vehicle Messages
159
Starting the Vehicle Messages
159
Tire Messages
159
Vehicle Reminder Messages
160
Vehicle Speed Messages
160
Washer Fluid Messages
160
Window Messages
160
Vehicle Personalization
161
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
175
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
175
Automatic Headlamp System
175
Hazard Warning Flashers
176
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
176
Interior Lighting
177
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
177
Courtesy Lamps
177
Dome Lamps
177
Reading Lamps
178
Lighting Features
179
Entry Lighting
179
Exit Lighting
179
Battery Power Protection
179
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
179
Infotainment System
180
Introduction
180
Infotainment
180
Climate Controls
182
Climate Control Systems
182
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
182
Air Vents
188
Maintenance
189
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
189
Service
189
Driving and Operating
190
Driving Information
191
Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
191
Distracted Driving
193
Defensive Driving
194
Drunk Driving
194
Control of a Vehicle
195
Braking
195
Steering
195
Off-Road Recovery
196
Loss of Control
197
Driving on Wet Roads
197
Hill and Mountain Roads
198
Winter Driving
199
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
201
Vehicle Load Limits
201
Starting and Operating
205
New Vehicle Break-In
205
Power Button
205
Starting and Stopping the Vehicle
207
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
208
Shifting Into Park
208
Shifting out of Park
209
Parking over Things That Burn
210
Electric Vehicle Operating Modes
210
System Operation
210
Electric Mode
210
Extended Range Mode
211
Driver Selected Operating Modes
211
Out of Fuel/Engine Unavailable
213
Maintenance Modes
214
Engine Exhaust
216
Running the Vehicle While Parked
216
Electric Drive Unit
217
Brakes
218
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
218
Electric Parking Brake
219
Regenerative Braking
221
Ride Control Systems
222
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
222
Driver Mode Control
224
Competitive Driving Mode
225
Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
225
Cruise Control
226
Adaptive Cruise Control
228
Driver Assistance Systems
236
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
237
Assistance Systems for Driving
239
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
239
Active Emergency Braking System
242
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
244
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
245
Charging
247
Plug-In Charging
247
Delayed Charging Override
249
Charging Status Feedback
249
Charge Cord
253
Utility Interruption of Charging
254
Electrical Requirements for Battery Charging
255
Fuel
256
California Fuel Requirements
257
Fuels in Foreign Countries
257
Fuel Additives
257
Filling the Tank
257
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
259
Trailer Towing
260
General Towing Information
260
Conversions and Add-Ons
260
Add-On Electrical Equipment
260
Vehicle Care
262
General Information
263
California Proposition 65 Warning
263
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
263
Accessories and Modifications
263
Lifting the Vehicle
264
Vehicle Checks
266
Doing Your Own Service Work
266
Hood
267
Engine Compartment Overview
269
Engine Oil
270
Engine Oil Life System
273
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
274
Cooling System (Engine)
275
Cooling System (High Voltage Battery)
276
Cooling System (Power Electronics and Charger Modules)
277
Engine Coolant
277
Engine Overheating
280
Washer Fluid
280
Brakes
281
Brake Fluid
282
Battery
284
Electric Drive Unit Shift Lock Control Function Check
286
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
286
Wiper Blade Replacement
287
Headlamp Aiming
288
Bulb Replacement
288
LED Lighting
288
License Plate Lamp
288
Replacement Bulbs
289
Electrical System
289
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
289
Electrical System Overload
290
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
290
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Left Side)
294
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Right Side)
296
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
299
Wheels and Tires
302
Tires
302
All-Season Tires
303
Winter Tires
303
Summer Tires
303
Tire Sidewall Labeling
304
Tire Designations
305
Tire Terminology and Definitions
305
Tire Pressure
308
Tire Pressure Monitor System
309
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
310
Tire Inspection
314
Tire Rotation
314
When It Is Time for New Tires
315
Buying New Tires
316
Different Size Tires and Wheels
318
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
318
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
320
Wheel Replacement
320
Tire Chains
321
If a Tire Goes Flat
322
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
323
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
330
Jump Starting
330
Towing the Vehicle
336
Recreational Vehicle Towing
338
Appearance Care
340
Exterior Care
340
Interior Care
345
Floor Mats
348
Service and Maintenance
350
General Information
350
Maintenance Schedule
351
Special Application Services
357
Additional Maintenance and Care
358
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
361
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
361
Maintenance Replacement Parts
362
Maintenance Records
363
Technical Data
366
Vehicle Identification
366
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
366
Service Parts Identification Label
366
Vehicle Data
367
Capacities and Specifications
367
Engine Drive Belt Routing
369
Customer Information
370
Customer Information
370
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
370
Customer Assistance Offices
372
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
373
Online Owner Center
373
Roadside Service
374
Scheduling Service Appointments
376
Courtesy Transportation Program
377
Collision Damage Repair
378
Service Publications Ordering Information
380
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
381
Radio Frequency Statement
381
Reporting Safety Defects
382
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
382
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
382
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
383
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
383
Event Data Recorders
383
OnStar®
384
Infotainment System
384
OnStar
386
OnStar Overview
386
OnStar Services
387
Emergency
387
Security
388
Navigation
388
Connections
389
Vehicle Diagnostics
391
OnStar Additional Information
391
Index
396
Index_A
396
Index_B
396
Index_C
397
Index_D
398
Index_E
399
Index_F
399
Index_G
400
Index_H
400
Index_I
401
Index_J
401
Index_K
401
Index_L
401
Index_M
402
Index_N
403
Index_O
403
Index_P
403
Index_R
404
Index_S
404
Index_T
406
Index_U
406
Index_V
407
Index_W
407

FAQ about the 2015 Cadillac Elr Manual

What contains the 2015 Elr manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Cadillac Elr owners can do

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Is the manual for the Cadillac Elr year 2015 free?

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