2015 GMC Acadia Owner's Manual

2015 GMC Acadia owners manual
Year:
2015
Make:
GMC
Model:
Acadia
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
5.68 MB

Table of Contents

2015 GMC Acadia/Acadia Denali 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
12
Windows
13
Seat Adjustment
13
Memory Features
14
Second Row Seats
15
Third Row Seats
15
Heated and Cooled Front Seats
16
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
17
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
20
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
23
Radio(s)
23
Satellite Radio
24
Portable Audio Devices
25
Bluetooth®
25
Steering Wheel Controls
25
Cruise Control
26
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
26
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
26
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
26
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
27
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
27
Parking Assist
27
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
27
Sunroof
28
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
29
Engine Oil Life System
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
33
Remote Vehicle Start
35
Door Locks
37
Power Door Locks
37
Delayed Locking
38
Automatic Door Locks
38
Lockout Protection
38
Safety Locks
38
Doors
39
Liftgate
39
Vehicle Security
42
Vehicle Alarm System
42
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation
44
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
45
Folding Mirrors
46
Heated Mirrors
46
Automatic Dimming Mirror
47
Park Tilt Mirrors
47
Interior Mirrors
47
Interior Rearview Mirrors
47
Manual Rearview Mirror
47
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
48
Windows
48
Power Windows
48
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
55
Reclining Seatbacks
56
Memory Seats
57
Heated and Cooled Front Seats
59
Rear Seats
60
Third Row Seats
62
Safety Belts
65
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
66
Lap-Shoulder Belt
67
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
71
Safety Belt Extender
72
Safety System Check
72
Safety Belt Care
72
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
72
Airbag System
73
Where Are the Airbags?
75
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
77
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
78
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
79
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
79
Passenger Sensing System
80
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Airbag System Check
86
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
86
Child Restraints
87
Older Children
87
Infants and Young Children
89
Child Restraint Systems
92
Where to Put the Restraint
93
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
95
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
101
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
108
Armrest Storage
109
Center Console Storage
109
Additional Storage Features
110
Cargo Cover
110
Cargo Tie-Downs
110
Cargo Management System
110
Convenience Net
111
Roof Rack System
111
Instruments and Controls
114
Controls
115
Steering Wheel Adjustment
115
Steering Wheel Controls
115
Horn
116
Windshield Wiper/Washer
116
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
117
Compass
117
Clock
119
Power Outlets
120
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
122
Instrument Cluster
123
Speedometer
124
Odometer
124
Tachometer
124
Fuel Gauge
124
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
125
Voltmeter Gauge
125
Safety Belt Reminders
126
Airbag Readiness Light
127
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
127
Charging System Light
128
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
128
Brake System Warning Light
131
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
132
Tow/Haul Mode Light
132
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
133
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
133
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
133
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
134
Tire Pressure Light
134
Engine Oil Pressure Light
134
Security Light
135
High-Beam On Light
135
Front Fog Lamp Light
136
Cruise Control Light
136
Information Displays
136
Driver Information Center (DIC)
136
Head-Up Display (HUD)
141
Vehicle Messages
145
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
146
Brake System 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
151
Airbag System Messages
152
Security Messages
152
Service Vehicle Messages
152
Tire Messages
153
Transmission Messages
153
Vehicle Reminder Messages
154
Vehicle Speed Messages
155
Washer Fluid Messages
155
Vehicle Personalization
155
Universal Remote System
162
Universal Remote System Programming
162
Universal Remote System Operation
165
Lighting
166
Exterior Lighting
166
Exterior Lamp Controls
166
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
167
Flash-to-Pass
167
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
167
Delayed Headlamps
168
Hazard Warning Flashers
168
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
169
Fog Lamps
169
Interior Lighting
170
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
170
Courtesy Lamps
170
Dome Lamps
170
Reading Lamps
171
Lighting Features
171
Entry Lighting
171
Delayed Entry Lighting
172
Delayed Exit Lighting
172
Parade Dimming
172
Battery Load Management
172
Battery Power Protection
173
Infotainment System
174
Introduction
174
Infotainment
174
Theft-Deterrent Feature
175
Overview
176
Operation
176
Radio
179
AM-FM Radio
179
Satellite Radio
182
Radio Reception
183
Multi-Band Antenna
184
Audio Players
184
CD Player
184
MP3
186
Auxiliary Devices
188
Rear Seat Infotainment
189
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
189
Rear Audio Controller (RAC)
190
Phone
191
Bluetooth
191
Settings
198
Trademarks and License Agreements
200
Climate Controls
202
Climate Control Systems
202
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
205
Rear Climate Control System
210
Rear Climate Control System (with Rear Seat Audio)
211
Air Vents
212
Maintenance
213
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
213
Driving and Operating
214
Driving Information
215
Distracted Driving
215
Defensive Driving
216
Drunk Driving
216
Control of a Vehicle
216
Braking
216
Steering
217
Off-Road Recovery
218
Loss of Control
218
Driving on Wet Roads
219
Hill and Mountain Roads
219
Winter Driving
220
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
222
Vehicle Load Limits
222
Starting and Operating
227
New Vehicle Break-In
227
Ignition Positions
227
Starting the Engine
229
Engine Heater
230
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
232
Shifting Into Park
232
Shifting out of Park
233
Parking over Things That Burn
234
Engine Exhaust
234
Running the Vehicle While Parked
235
Automatic Transmission
235
Manual Mode
237
Tow/Haul Mode
238
Drive Systems
239
All-Wheel Drive
239
Brakes
239
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
239
Parking Brake
240
Brake Assist
241
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
241
Ride Control Systems
241
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
241
Cruise Control
243
Driver Assistance Systems
246
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
246
Parking Assist
248
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
249
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
251
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
253
Fuel
255
California Fuel Requirements
256
Fuels in Foreign Countries
256
Fuel Additives
256
Filling the Tank
256
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
258
Trailer Towing
259
General Towing Information
259
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
259
Towing Equipment
264
Conversions and Add-Ons
266
Add-On Electrical Equipment
266
Vehicle Care
268
General Information
269
California Proposition 65 Warning
269
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
269
Accessories and Modifications
269
Vehicle Checks
270
Doing Your Own Service Work
270
Hood
271
Engine Compartment Overview
272
Engine Cover
273
Engine Oil
274
Engine Oil Life System
276
Automatic Transmission Fluid
277
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
277
Cooling System
278
Engine Coolant
279
Engine Overheating
283
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
285
Power Steering Fluid
285
Washer Fluid
286
Brakes
287
Brake Fluid
288
Battery
289
All-Wheel Drive
290
Starter Switch Check
290
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
290
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
290
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
291
Wiper Blade Replacement
291
Windshield Replacement
292
Headlamp Aiming
292
Bulb Replacement
293
LED Lighting
293
License Plate Lamp
293
Replacement Bulbs
293
Electrical System
294
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
294
Electrical System Overload
294
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
295
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
295
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
301
Wheels and Tires
304
Tires
304
All-Season Tires
305
Winter Tires
305
Summer Tires
306
Tire Sidewall Labeling
306
Tire Designations
308
Tire Terminology and Definitions
309
Tire Pressure
312
Tire Pressure Monitor System
313
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
314
Tire Inspection
317
Tire Rotation
318
When It Is Time for New Tires
319
Buying New Tires
320
Different Size Tires and Wheels
321
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
322
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
323
Wheel Replacement
324
Tire Chains
324
If a Tire Goes Flat
325
Tire Changing
326
Compact Spare Tire
335
Jump Starting
336
Towing the Vehicle
339
Recreational Vehicle Towing
339
Appearance Care
342
Exterior Care
342
Interior Care
347
Floor Mats
350
Service and Maintenance
352
General Information
352
Maintenance Schedule
353
Special Application Services
359
Additional Maintenance and Care
359
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
363
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
363
Maintenance Replacement Parts
364
Maintenance Records
365
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
368
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
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
374
Roadside Assistance Program
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
397
Index_C
397
Index_D
398
Index_E
399
Index_F
399
Index_G
400
Index_H
400
Index_I
400
Index_J
401
Index_K
401
Index_L
401
Index_M
402
Index_N
402
Index_O
403
Index_P
403
Index_R
404
Index_S
405
Index_T
406
Index_U
407
Index_V
407
Index_W
407

FAQ about the 2015 GMC Acadia Manual

What contains the 2015 Acadia manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Acadia

Where to download the 2015 GMC Acadia Owners Manual?

The GMC Acadia owner manual for the 2015 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the GMC Acadia year 2015 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2015 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The GMC Acadia (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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