2015 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2015 Chevrolet Malibu owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Malibu
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
5.55 MB

Table of Contents

2015 Chevrolet Malibu 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
11
Door Locks
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
15
Second Row Seats
15
Heated Seats
16
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
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Infotainment System
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
24
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
24
Parking Assist
25
Power Outlets
25
Universal Remote System
25
Sunroof
25
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Engine Oil Life System
27
E85 or FlexFuel
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
28
OnStar®
28
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
41
Automatic Door Locks
41
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks
42
Doors
43
Trunk
43
Vehicle Security
44
Vehicle Alarm System
44
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
46
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
46
Exterior Mirrors
47
Convex Mirrors
47
Power Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
48
Interior Mirrors
48
Interior Rearview Mirrors
48
Manual Rearview Mirror
48
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Windows
49
Power Windows
49
Sun Visors
51
Roof
51
Sunroof
51
Seats and Restraints
54
Head Restraints
55
Front Seats
56
Seat Adjustment
56
Power Seat Adjustment
57
Lumbar Adjustment
57
Reclining Seatbacks
57
Memory Seats
59
Heated Front Seats
60
Rear Seats
62
Rear Seat Armrest
63
Safety Belts
64
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
65
Lap-Shoulder Belt
66
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?
73
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?
76
Passenger Sensing System
77
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
82
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
82
Airbag System Check
83
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
83
Child Restraints
84
Older Children
84
Infants and Young Children
86
Child Restraint Systems
89
Where to Put the Restraint
90
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
92
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
99
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
99
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
102
Storage
106
Storage Compartments
106
Instrument Panel Storage
106
Glove Box
106
Cupholders
107
Center Console Storage
107
Additional Storage Features
107
Cargo Tie-Downs
107
Convenience Net
107
Instruments and Controls
108
Controls
109
Steering Wheel Adjustment
109
Steering Wheel Controls
109
Horn
110
Windshield Wiper/Washer
110
Compass
111
Clock
111
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
117
Airbag Readiness Light
118
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
118
Charging System Light
119
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
120
Brake System Warning Light
122
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
123
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
123
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
124
Traction Off Light
124
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
124
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
125
Tire Pressure Light
125
Engine Oil Pressure Light
125
Low Fuel Warning Light
126
Security Light
126
High-Beam On Light
127
Front Fog Lamp Light
127
Lamps On Reminder
127
Cruise Control Light
127
Door Ajar Light
127
Information Displays
128
Center Stack Display
128
Driver Information Center (DIC)
128
Vehicle Messages
131
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
131
Brake System Messages
132
Compass Messages
132
Cruise Control Messages
132
Door Ajar Messages
132
Engine Cooling System Messages
133
Engine Oil Messages
133
Engine Power Messages
134
Fuel System Messages
134
Key and Lock Messages
134
Lamp Messages
134
Object Detection System Messages
135
Ride Control System Messages
136
Security Messages
136
Service Vehicle Messages
136
Tire Messages
136
Transmission Messages
137
Vehicle Reminder Messages
137
Washer Fluid Messages
137
Window Messages
137
Vehicle Personalization
138
Universal Remote System
145
Universal Remote System Programming
145
Universal Remote System Operation
147
Lighting
150
Exterior Lighting
150
Exterior Lamp Controls
150
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
151
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
151
Flash-to-Pass
151
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
151
Automatic Headlamp System
152
Hazard Warning Flashers
152
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
153
Fog Lamps
153
Interior Lighting
154
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
154
Courtesy Lamps
154
Dome Lamps
154
Reading Lamps
154
Lighting Features
155
Entry Lighting
155
Exit Lighting
155
Battery Load Management
156
Infotainment System
158
Introduction
158
Infotainment
158
Theft-Deterrent Feature
159
Overview
159
Operation
161
Radio
165
AM-FM Radio
165
Satellite Radio
167
Radio Reception
168
Backglass Antenna
169
Multi-Band Antenna
169
Audio Players
170
CD Player
170
Auxiliary Devices
171
Phone
176
Bluetooth (Overview)
176
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
178
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
181
Climate Controls
188
Climate Control Systems
188
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
191
Air Vents
195
Maintenance
196
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
196
Service
197
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
201
Loss of Control
202
Track Events and Competitive Driving
202
Driving on Wet Roads
203
Hill and Mountain Roads
204
Winter Driving
204
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
206
Vehicle Load Limits
206
Starting and Operating
211
New Vehicle Break-In
211
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
211
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
213
Starting the Engine
215
Engine Heater
217
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
218
Shifting Into Park
218
Shifting out of Park
219
Parking over Things That Burn
220
Engine Exhaust
221
Running the Vehicle While Parked
221
Automatic Transmission
222
Manual Mode
223
Brakes
224
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
224
Parking Brake
225
Brake Assist
226
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
226
Ride Control Systems
226
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
226
Cruise Control
228
Driver Assistance Systems
231
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
231
Parking Assist
233
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
234
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
236
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
239
Fuel
240
California Fuel Requirements
241
Fuels in Foreign Countries
242
Fuel Additives
242
E85 or FlexFuel
242
Filling the Tank
243
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
244
Trailer Towing
245
General Towing Information
245
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
245
Towing Equipment
249
Conversions and Add-Ons
250
Add-On Electrical Equipment
250
Vehicle Care
252
General Information
253
California Proposition 65 Warning
253
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
254
Accessories and Modifications
254
Vehicle Checks
254
Doing Your Own Service Work
254
Hood
255
Engine Compartment Overview
256
Engine Oil
259
Engine Oil Life System
261
Automatic Transmission Fluid
262
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
262
Cooling System
264
Engine Coolant
265
Engine Overheating
268
Washer Fluid
269
Brakes
270
Brake Fluid
271
Battery
272
Starter Switch Check
273
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
274
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
274
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
274
Wiper Blade Replacement
275
Headlamp Aiming
276
Bulb Replacement
276
Halogen Bulbs
276
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
276
LED Lighting
276
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
277
Fog Lamps
280
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps (LS and LT)
280
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps (LTZ)
281
License Plate Lamp
283
Replacement Bulbs
283
Electrical System
284
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
284
Electrical System Overload
284
Fuses
285
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
285
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
289
Wheels and Tires
291
Tires
291
All-Season Tires
292
Winter Tires
293
Summer Tires
293
Tire Sidewall Labeling
293
Tire Designations
295
Tire Terminology and Definitions
296
Tire Pressure
299
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
300
Tire Pressure Monitor System
301
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
302
Tire Inspection
305
Tire Rotation
305
When It Is Time for New Tires
307
Buying New Tires
307
Different Size Tires and Wheels
309
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
309
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
311
Wheel Replacement
311
Tire Chains
312
If a Tire Goes Flat
312
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
314
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
321
Tire Changing
321
Compact Spare Tire
326
Jump Starting
327
Towing the Vehicle
330
Recreational Vehicle Towing
330
Appearance Care
333
Exterior Care
333
Interior Care
337
Floor Mats
341
Service and Maintenance
342
General Information
342
Maintenance Schedule
343
Special Application Services
349
Additional Maintenance and Care
349
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
352
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
352
Maintenance Replacement Parts
353
Maintenance Records
354
Technical Data
358
Vehicle Identification
358
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
358
Service Parts Identification Label
358
Vehicle Data
359
Capacities and Specifications
359
Engine Drive Belt Routing
360
Customer Information
362
Customer Information
362
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
362
Customer Assistance Offices
364
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
365
Online Owner Center
365
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
366
Roadside Assistance Program
366
Scheduling Service Appointments
368
Courtesy Transportation Program
368
Collision Damage Repair
369
Service Publications Ordering Information
372
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
372
Radio Frequency Statement
373
Reporting Safety Defects
373
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
373
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
374
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
374
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
375
Event Data Recorders
375
OnStar®
376
Infotainment System
376
OnStar
378
OnStar Overview
378
OnStar Services
379
Emergency
379
Security
380
Navigation
380
Connections
381
Vehicle Diagnostics
383
OnStar Additional Information
383
Index
388
Index_A
388
Index_B
389
Index_C
389
Index_D
390
Index_E
391
Index_F
391
Index_G
392
Index_H
392
Index_I
393
Index_J
393
Index_K
393
Index_L
393
Index_M
394
Index_N
395
Index_O
395
Index_P
395
Index_R
396
Index_S
396
Index_T
398
Index_U
399
Index_V
399
Index_W
399

FAQ about the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

What contains the 2015 Malibu manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Malibu owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Malibu year 2015 free?

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The Chevrolet Malibu (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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