2016 Buick Lacrosse Owner's Manual

2016 Buick Lacrosse owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lacrosse
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
5.27 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warning, and Caution
3
Symbols
4
In Brief
6
Instrument Panel
7
Initial Drive Information
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
9
Door Locks
10
Trunk Release
10
Windows
10
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
13
Heated and Ventilated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
19
Vehicle Features
19
Infotainment System
19
Steering Wheel Controls
19
Cruise Control
19
Driver Information Center (DIC)
20
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
20
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
20
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
20
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
21
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
21
Parking Assist
21
Power Outlets
21
Universal Remote System
22
Sunroof
22
eAssist Features
23
eAssist® Overview
23
High Voltage Safety Information
23
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature
23
Regenerative Braking
24
Battery
24
Service
24
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Engine Oil Life System
25
E85 or FlexFuel
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
Roadside Assistance Program
26
Keys, Doors, and Windows
27
Keys and Locks
27
Keys
27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
29
Remote Vehicle Start
35
Door Locks
36
Power Door Locks
37
Delayed Locking
37
Automatic Door Locks
37
Lockout Protection
37
Safety Locks
38
Doors
39
Trunk
39
Vehicle Security
40
Vehicle Alarm System
40
Immobilizer
42
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
42
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
42
Exterior Mirrors
43
Convex Mirrors
43
Power Mirrors
44
Folding Mirrors
44
Heated Mirrors
44
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
44
Interior Mirrors
45
Interior Rearview Mirrors
45
Manual Rearview Mirror
45
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
45
Windows
45
Power Windows
46
Sun Visors
47
Rear Window Sunshade
47
Roof
48
Sunroof
48
Seats and Restraints
50
Head Restraints
51
Front Seats
53
Seat Adjustment
53
Power Seat Adjustment
54
Lumbar Adjustment
54
Reclining Seatbacks
55
Memory Seats
56
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
57
Rear Seats
59
Rear Seat Armrest
60
Safety Belts
60
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
61
Lap-Shoulder Belt
62
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
65
Safety Belt Extender
65
Safety System Check
65
Safety Belt Care
65
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
66
Airbag System
66
Where Are the Airbags?
68
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
69
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
70
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
70
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
71
Passenger Sensing System
72
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Airbag System Check
77
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
78
Child Restraints
78
Older Children
78
Infants and Young Children
80
Child Restraint Systems
82
Where to Put the Restraint
84
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
85
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
92
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
92
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
94
Storage
98
Storage Compartments
98
Glove Box
98
Cupholders
98
Front Storage
99
Sunglasses Storage
99
Center Console Storage
100
Additional Storage Features
100
Convenience Net
100
Instruments and Controls
101
Controls
102
Steering Wheel Adjustment
102
Steering Wheel Controls
102
Heated Steering Wheel
102
Horn
103
Windshield Wiper/Washer
103
Compass
104
Clock
104
Power Outlets
104
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
106
Instrument Cluster
107
Speedometer
110
Odometer
110
Tachometer
110
Fuel Gauge
111
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
112
Safety Belt Reminders
112
Airbag Readiness Light
113
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
113
Charging System Light
114
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
115
Brake System Warning Light
116
Electric Parking Brake Light
117
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
117
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
118
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
118
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
118
Traction Off Light
118
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
119
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
119
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
119
Tire Pressure Light
120
Engine Oil Pressure Light
120
Low Fuel Warning Light
121
Security Light
121
High-Beam On Light
121
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
121
Front Fog Lamp Light
122
Lamps On Reminder
122
Cruise Control Light
122
Door Ajar Light
122
Information Displays
123
Power Flows (eAssist Only)
123
Energy Information (eAssist Only)
124
Driver Information Center (DIC)
124
Head-Up Display (HUD)
127
Vehicle Messages
131
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
131
Brake System Messages
131
Compass Messages
132
Cruise Control Messages
132
Door Ajar Messages
133
Engine Cooling System Messages
133
Engine Oil Messages
134
Engine Power Messages
134
Fuel System Messages
134
Key and Lock Messages
134
Lamp Messages
135
Object Detection System Messages
135
Ride Control System Messages
137
Airbag System Messages
138
Security Messages
138
Service Vehicle Messages
138
Starting the Vehicle Messages
138
Tire Messages
138
Transmission Messages
139
Vehicle Speed Messages
139
Window Messages
139
Vehicle Personalization
140
Universal Remote System
145
Universal Remote System Programming
145
Universal Remote System Operation
148
Lighting
149
Exterior Lighting
149
Exterior Lamp Controls
149
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
150
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
150
Flash-to-Pass
150
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
150
Automatic Headlamp System
150
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
151
Hazard Warning Flashers
152
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
152
Fog Lamps
152
Interior Lighting
153
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
153
Dome Lamps
153
Reading Lamps
154
Sun Visor Lamps
154
Lighting Features
154
Entry Lighting
154
Exit Lighting
154
Battery Load Management
155
Battery Power Protection
155
Infotainment System
157
Introduction
157
Infotainment
157
Climate Controls
158
Climate Control Systems
158
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
158
Air Vents
162
Maintenance
163
Air Intake
163
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
163
Service
163
Driving and Operating
164
Driving Information
165
Distracted Driving
165
Defensive Driving
166
Drunk Driving
166
Control of a Vehicle
166
Braking
166
Steering
167
Off-Road Recovery
168
Loss of Control
168
Driving on Wet Roads
169
Hill and Mountain Roads
169
Winter Driving
170
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
171
Vehicle Load Limits
172
Starting and Operating
175
New Vehicle Break-In
175
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
175
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
177
Starting the Engine
178
Engine Heater
182
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
183
Shifting Into Park
184
Shifting out of Park
185
Parking over Things That Burn
185
Engine Exhaust
186
Running the Vehicle While Parked
186
Automatic Transmission
187
Manual Mode
188
Drive Systems
190
All-Wheel Drive
190
Brakes
190
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
190
Parking Brake
191
Brake Assist
192
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
193
Ride Control Systems
193
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
193
Limited-Slip Differential
195
Selective Ride Control
195
Cruise Control
196
Adaptive Cruise Control
198
Driver Assistance Systems
205
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
206
Assistance Systems for Driving
208
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
209
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
211
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
212
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
212
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
214
Fuel
216
California Fuel Requirements
217
Fuels in Foreign Countries
217
Fuel Additives
217
E85 or FlexFuel
218
Filling the Tank
218
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
220
Trailer Towing
221
General Towing Information
221
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
221
Trailer Towing (Except eAssist)
223
Trailer Towing (eAssist)
225
Towing Equipment
225
Conversions and Add-Ons
225
Add-On Electrical Equipment
225
Vehicle Care
227
General Information
228
California Proposition 65 Warning
228
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
229
Accessories and Modifications
229
Vehicle Checks
230
Doing Your Own Service Work
230
Hood
231
Engine Compartment Overview
232
Engine Oil
237
Engine Oil Life System
239
Automatic Transmission Fluid
240
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
241
Cooling System
243
Engine Coolant
244
Engine Overheating
246
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
247
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine and 3.6L V6 Engine with FWD)
248
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine with AWD)
248
Washer Fluid
249
Brakes
249
Brake Fluid
250
Battery - North America
251
All-Wheel Drive
252
Starter Switch Check
252
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
253
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
253
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
253
Wiper Blade Replacement
254
Windshield Replacement
254
Headlamp Aiming
255
Bulb Replacement
255
Halogen Bulbs
255
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
255
LED Lighting
255
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
256
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
257
License Plate Lamp
257
Replacement Bulbs
258
Electrical System
258
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
258
Electrical System Overload
258
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
259
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
259
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
263
Wheels and Tires
265
Tires
265
All-Season Tires
266
Winter Tires
266
Summer Tires
267
Tire Sidewall Labeling
267
Tire Designations
270
Tire Terminology and Definitions
270
Tire Pressure
273
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
274
Tire Pressure Monitor System
275
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
276
Tire Inspection
279
Tire Rotation
279
When It Is Time for New Tires
280
Buying New Tires
281
Different Size Tires and Wheels
282
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
282
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
284
Wheel Replacement
284
Tire Chains
285
If a Tire Goes Flat
285
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
287
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
292
Tire Changing
293
Compact Spare Tire
297
Jump Starting
299
Jump Starting - North America (On-board with eAssist Only)
299
Jump Starting - North America (with or without eAssist)
300
Towing the Vehicle
303
Recreational Vehicle Towing
303
Appearance Care
306
Exterior Care
306
Interior Care
310
Floor Mats
313
Service and Maintenance
315
General Information
315
Maintenance Schedule
316
Special Application Services
322
Additional Maintenance and Care
322
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
325
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
325
Maintenance Replacement Parts
326
Maintenance Records
327
Technical Data
328
Vehicle Identification
328
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
328
Service Parts Identification Label
328
Vehicle Data
329
Capacities and Specifications
329
Engine Drive Belt Routing
330
Customer Information
331
Customer Information
331
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
331
Customer Assistance Offices
333
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
334
Online Owner Center
334
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
335
Roadside Assistance Program
335
Scheduling Service Appointments
337
Courtesy Transportation Program
337
Collision Damage Repair
338
Service Publications Ordering Information
340
Radio Frequency Statement
341
Reporting Safety Defects
342
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
342
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
342
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
342
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
343
Event Data Recorders
343
OnStar®
344
Infotainment System
344
OnStar
345
OnStar Overview
345
OnStar Services
346
Emergency
346
Security
346
Navigation
346
Connections
347
Diagnostics
349
OnStar Additional Information
349
Index
355
Index_A
355
Index_B
356
Index_C
356
Index_D
357
Index_E
358
Index_F
358
Index_G
359
Index_H
359
Index_I
359
Index_J
360
Index_K
360
Index_L
360
Index_M
361
Index_N
361
Index_O
361
Index_P
362
Index_R
362
Index_S
363
Index_T
364
Index_U
365
Index_V
365
Index_W
365

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Lacrosse owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Lacrosse

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