2016 Buick Encore Owner's Manual

2016 Buick Encore owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Buick
Model:
Encore
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
5.79 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
About Driving the Vehicle
3
Danger, Warning, and Caution
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
6
Instrument Panel
7
Initial Drive Information
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
9
Door Locks
9
Liftgate
10
Windows
10
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
12
Second Row Seats
12
Heated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
19
Vehicle Features
20
Infotainment System
20
Steering Wheel Controls
20
Cruise Control
20
Driver Information Center (DIC)
20
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
21
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
21
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
21
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
21
Parking Assist
21
Power Outlets
22
Sunroof
22
Performance and Maintenance
23
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
23
Engine Oil Life System
23
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
24
Roadside Assistance Program
24
Keys, Doors, and Windows
25
Keys and Locks
25
Keys
25
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
27
Remote Vehicle Start
29
Door Locks
31
Power Door Locks
31
Delayed Locking
31
Automatic Door Locks
32
Lockout Protection
32
Safety Locks
32
Doors
33
Liftgate
33
Vehicle Security
34
Vehicle Alarm System
34
Immobilizer
35
Immobilizer Operation
35
Exterior Mirrors
36
Convex Mirrors
36
Power Mirrors
36
Folding Mirrors
37
Heated Mirrors
37
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
37
Interior Mirrors
37
Interior Rearview Mirrors
37
Manual Rearview Mirror
37
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
38
Windows
38
Power Windows
38
Sun Visors
40
Roof
40
Sunroof
40
Seats and Restraints
42
Head Restraints
43
Front Seats
44
Seat Adjustment
44
Power Seat Adjustment
45
Lumbar Adjustment
45
Reclining Seatbacks
45
Memory Seats
46
Front Seat Armrest
48
Heated Front Seats
48
Folding Seatback
49
Rear Seats
50
Rear Seat Armrest
53
Safety Belts
54
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
55
Lap-Shoulder Belt
56
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
58
Safety Belt Extender
59
Safety System Check
59
Safety Belt Care
59
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
59
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
64
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
64
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
65
Passenger Sensing System
66
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Airbag System Check
71
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
71
Child Restraints
72
Older Children
72
Infants and Young Children
73
Child Restraint Systems
76
Where to Put the Restraint
77
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
78
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
84
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
84
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
86
Storage
90
Storage Compartments
90
Instrument Panel Storage
90
Glove Box
90
Cupholders
91
Sunglasses Storage
91
Underseat Storage
91
Center Console Storage
92
Additional Storage Features
92
Cargo Cover
92
Cargo Management System
92
Convenience Net
93
Warning Triangle
93
First Aid Kit
94
Roof Rack System
94
Instruments and Controls
95
Controls
96
Steering Wheel Adjustment
96
Steering Wheel Controls
96
Heated Steering Wheel
96
Horn
96
Windshield Wiper/Washer
96
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
98
Compass
98
Clock
99
Power Outlets
99
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
101
Instrument Cluster
102
Speedometer
103
Odometer
103
Trip Odometer
103
Tachometer
103
Fuel Gauge
103
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
104
Safety Belt Reminders
105
Airbag Readiness Light
106
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
106
Charging System Light
107
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
107
Brake System Warning Light
109
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
110
Power Steering Warning Light
110
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
110
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
111
Traction Off Light
111
StabiliTrakĀ® OFF Light
111
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrakĀ® Light
112
Tire Pressure Light
112
Engine Oil Pressure Light
112
Low Fuel Warning Light
113
Immobilizer Light
113
High-Beam On Light
113
Front Fog Lamp Light
114
Lamps On Reminder
114
Cruise Control Light
114
Information Displays
114
Driver Information Center (DIC)
114
Vehicle Messages
117
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
118
Brake System Messages
118
Door Ajar Messages
118
Engine Cooling System Messages
118
Engine Oil Messages
119
Engine Power Messages
119
Fuel System Messages
119
Object Detection System Messages
119
Ride Control System Messages
121
Tire Messages
121
Transmission Messages
122
Vehicle Personalization
122
Lighting
128
Exterior Lighting
128
Exterior Lamp Controls
128
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
129
Flash-to-Pass
129
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
129
Automatic Headlamp System
130
Hazard Warning Flashers
130
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
131
Front Fog Lamps
131
Interior Lighting
132
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
132
Courtesy Lamps
132
Dome Lamps
132
Reading Lamps
133
Lighting Features
133
Entry Lighting
133
Exit Lighting
133
Battery Power Protection
133
Infotainment System
135
Introduction
135
Infotainment
135
Climate Controls
136
Climate Control Systems
136
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
139
Air Vents
143
Maintenance
143
Air Intake
143
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
143
Driving and Operating
145
Driving Information
146
Driver Behavior
146
Driving Environment
146
Vehicle Design
146
Distracted Driving
146
Defensive Driving
147
Drunk Driving
147
Control of a Vehicle
147
Braking
148
Steering
148
Off-Road Recovery
149
Loss of Control
149
Driving on Wet Roads
149
Hill and Mountain Roads
150
Winter Driving
151
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
152
Vehicle Load Limits
153
Starting and Operating
157
New Vehicle Break-In
157
Ignition Positions
157
Starting the Engine
159
Engine Heater
160
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
162
Shifting Into Park
162
Shifting out of Park
163
Running the Vehicle While Parked
165
Automatic Transmission
166
Manual Mode
167
Drive Systems
168
All-Wheel Drive
168
Brakes
169
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
169
Parking Brake
169
Brake Assist
170
Ride Control Systems
170
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
170
Cruise Control
172
Driver Assistance Systems
175
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
175
Parking Assist
177
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
179
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
180
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
182
Fuel
184
California Fuel Requirements
185
Fuels in Foreign Countries
185
Fuel Additives
185
Filling the Tank
185
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
187
Towing
187
General Towing Information
187
Conversions and Add-Ons
188
Add-On Electrical Equipment
188
Vehicle Care
189
General Information
190
California Proposition 65 Warning
190
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
190
Accessories and Modifications
190
Vehicle Checks
191
Doing Your Own Service Work
191
Hood
191
Engine Compartment Overview
193
Engine Oil
196
Engine Oil Life System
198
Automatic Transmission Fluid
199
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
199
Cooling System
201
Engine Coolant
202
Engine Overheating
204
Washer Fluid
205
Brakes
206
Brake Fluid
207
Battery - North America
208
All-Wheel Drive
209
Starter Switch Check
209
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
209
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
209
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
210
Wiper Blade Replacement
210
Windshield Replacement
212
Headlamp Aiming
212
Bulb Replacement
212
Halogen Bulbs
212
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
213
License Plate Lamp
214
Replacement Bulbs
215
Electrical System
215
Electrical System Overload
215
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
216
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
216
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
219
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
221
Wheels and Tires
223
Tires
223
All-Season Tires
224
Winter Tires
224
Summer Tires
225
Tire Sidewall Labeling
225
Tire Designations
227
Tire Terminology and Definitions
228
Tire Pressure
230
Tire Pressure Monitor System
232
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
233
Tire Inspection
236
Tire Rotation
236
When It Is Time for New Tires
237
Buying New Tires
238
Different Size Tires and Wheels
239
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
239
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
241
Wheel Replacement
241
Tire Chains
242
If a Tire Goes Flat
242
Tire Changing
244
Compact Spare Tire
248
Jump Starting
249
Jump Starting - North America
249
Towing
251
Towing the Vehicle
251
Recreational Vehicle Towing
252
Appearance Care
254
Exterior Care
254
Interior Care
259
Floor Mats
261
Service and Maintenance
263
General Information
263
Maintenance Schedule
264
Special Application Services
270
Additional Maintenance and Care
271
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
274
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
274
Maintenance Replacement Parts
275
Maintenance Records
276
Technical Data
277
Vehicle Identification
277
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
277
Service Parts Identification Label
277
Vehicle Data
278
Capacities and Specifications
278
Engine Drive Belt Routing
279
Customer Information
280
Customer Information
280
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
280
Customer Assistance Offices
282
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
282
Online Owner Center
283
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
283
Roadside Assistance Program
284
Scheduling Service Appointments
286
Courtesy Transportation Program
286
Collision Damage Repair
287
Service Publications Ordering Information
289
Radio Frequency Statement
290
Reporting Safety Defects
290
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
290
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
291
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
291
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
291
Event Data Recorders
292
OnStarĀ®
292
Infotainment System
293
OnStar
294
OnStar Overview
294
OnStar Services
295
Emergency
295
Security
295
Navigation
295
Connections
296
Diagnostics
298
OnStar Additional Information
298
Index
311
Index_A
311
Index_B
312
Index_C
312
Index_D
313
Index_E
313
Index_F
314
Index_G
314
Index_H
315
Index_I
315
Index_J
315
Index_K
315
Index_L
315
Index_M
316
Index_N
317
Index_O
317
Index_P
317
Index_R
317
Index_S
318
Index_T
319
Index_U
320
Index_V
320
Index_W
320

FAQ about the 2016 Buick Encore Manual

What contains the 2016 Encore manual?

The Buick Encore owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Encore. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Encore 2016 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Buick Encore, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2016 Buick Encore Owners Manual?

The Buick Encore owner manual for the 2016 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Encore year 2016 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2016 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Buick Encore (2016) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2016 is available in English.

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