2015 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2015 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
5.39 MB

Table of Contents

2015 Chevrolet Equinox 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
11
Door Locks
12
Liftgate
13
Windows
14
Seat Adjustment
14
Memory Features
16
Heated Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
17
Safety Belts
17
Passenger Sensing System
17
Mirror Adjustment
18
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Parking Brake
22
Transmission
23
Vehicle Features
23
Infotainment System
23
Radio(s)
23
Satellite Radio
24
Portable Audio Devices
25
Bluetooth®
25
Steering Wheel Controls
25
Cruise Control
26
Driver Information Center (DIC)
26
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
26
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
27
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
27
Parking Assist
27
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
27
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Engine Oil Life System
29
E85 or FlexFuel
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Assistance Program
30
OnStar®
30
Keys, Doors, and Windows
32
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
34
Remote Vehicle Start
36
Door Locks
38
Power Door Locks
38
Delayed Locking
39
Automatic Door Locks
39
Lockout Protection
39
Safety Locks
40
Doors
40
Liftgate
40
Vehicle Security
44
Vehicle Alarm System
44
Immobilizer
45
Immobilizer Operation
46
Exterior Mirrors
46
Convex Mirrors
46
Power Mirrors
47
Heated Mirrors
47
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
47
Interior Mirrors
48
Interior Rearview Mirrors
48
Manual Rearview Mirror
48
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
48
Windows
48
Power Windows
49
Sun Visors
50
Roof
50
Sunroof
50
Seats and Restraints
52
Head Restraints
53
Front Seats
54
Seat Adjustment
54
Power Seat Adjustment
55
Lumbar Adjustment
56
Reclining Seatbacks
56
Memory Seats
57
Heated Front Seats
59
Rear Seats
60
Safety Belts
62
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
63
Lap-Shoulder Belt
64
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
69
Safety Belt Extender
69
Safety System Check
69
Safety Belt Care
70
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
70
Airbag System
71
Where Are the Airbags?
72
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
74
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
75
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
75
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
75
Passenger Sensing System
77
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
82
Airbag System Check
82
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
83
Child Restraints
83
Older Children
83
Infants and Young Children
85
Child Restraint Systems
88
Where to Put the Restraint
90
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
91
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
96
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
97
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
99
Storage
104
Storage Compartments
104
Instrument Panel Storage
104
Glove Box
104
Cupholders
104
Center Console Storage
105
Additional Storage Features
105
Cargo Cover
105
Cargo Tie-Downs
105
Convenience Net
105
Roof Rack System
106
Instruments and Controls
108
Controls
109
Steering Wheel Adjustment
109
Steering Wheel Controls
109
Horn
110
Windshield Wiper/Washer
110
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
111
Compass
111
Clock
112
Power Outlets
113
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
114
Instrument Cluster
115
Speedometer
116
Odometer
116
Tachometer
116
Fuel Gauge
116
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
117
Safety Belt Reminders
118
Airbag Readiness Light
118
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
119
Charging System Light
120
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
120
Brake System Warning Light
123
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
123
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
124
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
124
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
124
Traction Off Light
125
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
125
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
125
Tire Pressure Light
126
Engine Oil Pressure Light
126
Fuel Economy Light
127
Low Fuel Warning Light
127
Security Light
127
High-Beam On 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
133
Compass Messages
133
Cruise Control Messages
133
Door Ajar Messages
133
Engine Cooling System Messages
133
Engine Oil Messages
134
Engine Power Messages
135
Fuel System Messages
135
Key and Lock Messages
135
Object Detection System Messages
135
Ride Control System Messages
136
Airbag System Messages
137
Security Messages
137
Service Vehicle Messages
137
Tire Messages
137
Transmission Messages
138
Vehicle Reminder Messages
138
Vehicle Personalization
139
Universal Remote System
145
Universal Remote System Programming
145
Universal Remote System Operation
148
Lighting
150
Exterior Lighting
150
Exterior Lamp Controls
150
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
150
Flash-to-Pass
151
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
151
Automatic Headlamp System
151
Hazard Warning Flashers
152
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
152
Fog Lamps
153
Interior Lighting
153
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
153
Dome Lamps
153
Reading Lamps
154
Lighting Features
154
Entry Lighting
154
Battery Load Management
154
Infotainment System
156
Introduction
156
Infotainment
156
Theft-Deterrent Feature
157
Overview
158
Operation
159
Radio
163
AM-FM Radio
163
Satellite Radio
164
Radio Reception
166
Multi-Band Antenna
167
Audio Players
167
CD Player
167
MP3
170
Auxiliary Devices
171
Phone
176
Bluetooth (Overview)
176
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
177
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
181
Trademarks and License Agreements
187
Climate Controls
190
Climate Control Systems
190
Automatic Climate Control System
192
Air Vents
195
Maintenance
196
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
196
Driving and Operating
198
Driving Information
199
Distracted Driving
199
Defensive Driving
200
Drunk Driving
200
Control of a Vehicle
200
Braking
200
Steering
201
Off-Road Recovery
202
Loss of Control
202
Off-Road Driving
203
Driving on Wet Roads
207
Hill and Mountain Roads
208
Winter Driving
209
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
210
Vehicle Load Limits
211
Starting and Operating
216
New Vehicle Break-In
216
Ignition Positions
216
Starting the Engine
218
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
219
Engine Coolant Heater
220
Shifting Into Park
221
Shifting out of Park
222
Parking over Things That Burn
222
Engine Exhaust
223
Running the Vehicle While Parked
223
Automatic Transmission
224
Manual Mode
225
Fuel Economy Mode
226
Drive Systems
227
All-Wheel Drive
227
Brakes
227
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
227
Parking Brake
228
Brake Assist
229
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
229
Ride Control Systems
230
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
230
Cruise Control
232
Driver Assistance Systems
234
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
234
Parking Assist
236
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
238
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
240
Fuel
241
California Fuel Requirements
242
Fuels in Foreign Countries
243
Fuel Additives
243
E85 or FlexFuel
243
Filling the Tank
244
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
245
Trailer Towing
246
General Towing Information
246
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
246
Towing Equipment
251
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
251
Conversions and Add-Ons
252
Add-On Electrical Equipment
252
Vehicle Care
254
General Information
255
California Proposition 65 Warning
255
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
255
Accessories and Modifications
255
Vehicle Checks
256
Doing Your Own Service Work
256
Hood
257
Engine Compartment Overview
258
Engine Cover
261
Engine Oil
261
Engine Oil Life System
264
Automatic Transmission Fluid
265
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
265
Cooling System
267
Engine Coolant
268
Engine Overheating
271
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
273
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine)
273
Washer Fluid
273
Brakes
274
Brake Fluid
275
Battery
276
All-Wheel Drive
277
Starter Switch Check
277
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
277
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
278
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
278
Wiper Blade Replacement
278
Headlamp Aiming
280
Bulb Replacement
280
Halogen Bulbs
280
Fog Lamps
281
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
281
License Plate Lamp
282
Replacement Bulbs
283
Electrical System
283
Fuses
283
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
283
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
287
Wheels and Tires
289
Tires
289
All-Season Tires
290
Winter Tires
290
Summer Tires
291
Tire Sidewall Labeling
291
Tire Designations
293
Tire Terminology and Definitions
294
Tire Pressure
297
Tire Pressure Monitor System
298
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
299
Tire Inspection
302
Tire Rotation
302
When It Is Time for New Tires
303
Buying New Tires
304
Different Size Tires and Wheels
306
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
306
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
308
Wheel Replacement
308
Tire Chains
309
If a Tire Goes Flat
309
Tire Changing
311
Compact Spare Tire
317
Jump Starting
318
Towing the Vehicle
321
Recreational Vehicle Towing
321
Appearance Care
324
Exterior Care
324
Interior Care
329
Floor Mats
332
Service and Maintenance
334
General Information
334
Maintenance Schedule
335
Special Application Services
341
Additional Maintenance and Care
342
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
345
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
345
Maintenance Replacement Parts
346
Maintenance Records
348
Technical Data
350
Vehicle Identification
350
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
350
Service Parts Identification Label
350
Vehicle Data
351
Capacities and Specifications
351
Engine Drive Belt Routing
353
Customer Information
354
Customer Information
354
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
354
Customer Assistance Offices
356
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
357
Online Owner Center
357
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
358
Roadside Assistance Program
358
Scheduling Service Appointments
360
Courtesy Transportation Program
360
Collision Damage Repair
361
Service Publications Ordering Information
364
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
365
Radio Frequency Statement
365
Reporting Safety Defects
365
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
365
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
366
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
366
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
367
Event Data Recorders
367
OnStar®
368
Infotainment System
368
OnStar
370
OnStar Overview
370
OnStar Services
371
Emergency
371
Security
372
Navigation
372
Connections
373
Vehicle Diagnostics
375
OnStar Additional Information
375
Index
380
Index_A
380
Index_B
381
Index_C
381
Index_D
382
Index_E
383
Index_F
383
Index_G
384
Index_H
384
Index_I
385
Index_J
385
Index_K
385
Index_L
385
Index_M
386
Index_N
386
Index_O
386
Index_P
387
Index_R
388
Index_S
388
Index_T
390
Index_U
390
Index_V
391
Index_W
391

FAQ about the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2015 Equinox manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Equinox, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Equinox year 2015 free?

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The Chevrolet Equinox (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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