2016 Cadillac Ats Owner's Manual

2016 Cadillac Ats owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Ats
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
6.86 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warning, and Caution
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
6
Instrument Panel
7
Instrument Panel Overview
7
Initial Drive Information
9
Stop/Start System
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
10
Trunk
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
15
Second Row Seats
15
Heated Seats
15
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
20
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
22
Vehicle Features
22
Infotainment System
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth®
23
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Cruise Control
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
25
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
25
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
26
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
26
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
26
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
26
Parking Assist
26
Rear Automatic Braking (RAB) System
27
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
27
Sunroof
27
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
29
Engine Oil Life System
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Service
30
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
31
Keys
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
32
Remote Vehicle Start
38
Door Locks
40
Power Door Locks
41
Delayed Locking
41
Automatic Door Locks
42
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks (Sedan Only)
43
Doors
43
Trunk
43
Vehicle Security
46
Vehicle Alarm System
46
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
49
Folding Mirrors
49
Heated Mirrors
49
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
50
Interior Rearview Mirrors
50
Manual Rearview Mirror
50
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
50
Windows
50
Power Windows
50
Sun Visors
52
Roof
53
Sunroof
53
Seats and Restraints
54
Head Restraints
55
Front Seats
57
Easy Entry Seat
57
Power Seat Adjustment
57
Lumbar Adjustment
60
Thigh Support Adjustment
60
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Memory Seats
61
Heated Front Seats
63
Rear Seats
64
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
66
Safety Belts
66
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
67
Lap-Shoulder Belt
68
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
71
Safety Belt Extender
71
Safety System Check
71
Safety Belt Care
71
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
72
Airbag System
72
Where Are the Airbags?
74
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
75
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
77
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
77
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
77
Passenger Sensing System
78
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Airbag System Check
84
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
84
Child Restraints
85
Older Children
85
Infants and Young Children
86
Child Restraint Systems
89
Where to Put the Restraint
90
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
91
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
97
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
97
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
99
Storage
103
Storage Compartments
103
Instrument Panel Storage
103
Glove Box
104
Armrest Storage
104
Additional Storage Features
104
Cargo Tie-Downs
104
Instruments and Controls
105
Controls
106
Steering Wheel Adjustment
106
Steering Wheel Controls
107
Heated Steering Wheel
107
Horn
108
Windshield Wiper/Washer
108
Headlamp Washer
109
Compass
110
Clock (Base Radio)
110
Clock (Uplevel Radio)
110
Power Outlets
111
Wireless Charging
112
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
114
Instrument Cluster
115
Speedometer
118
Odometer
118
Trip Odometer
118
Tachometer
118
Fuel Gauge
119
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
119
Safety Belt Reminders
120
Airbag Readiness Light
121
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
121
Charging System Light
122
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
122
Brake System Warning Light
124
Parking Brake Light
125
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
125
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
125
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
126
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
126
Traction Off Light
126
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
127
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
127
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
127
Tire Pressure Light
128
Engine Oil Pressure Light
128
Low Fuel Warning Light
129
Security Light
129
High-Beam On Light
129
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
130
Lamps On Reminder
130
Cruise Control Light
130
Information Displays
131
Driver Information Center (DIC)
131
Head-Up Display (HUD)
133
Vehicle Messages
137
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
137
Brake System Messages
137
Compass Messages
138
Cruise Control Messages
138
Door Ajar Messages
139
Engine Cooling System Messages
139
Engine Oil Messages
139
Engine Power Messages
140
Fuel System Messages
140
Key and Lock Messages
140
Lamp Messages
141
Object Detection System Messages
141
Ride Control System Messages
144
Airbag System Messages
146
Safety Belt Messages
146
Security Messages
146
Service Vehicle Messages
147
Starting the Vehicle Messages
147
Tire Messages
147
Transmission Messages
148
Vehicle Reminder Messages
149
Vehicle Speed Messages
149
Washer Fluid Messages
149
Vehicle Personalization
149
Universal Remote System
157
Universal Remote System Programming
157
Universal Remote System Operation
160
Lighting
161
Exterior Lighting
161
Exterior Lamp Controls
161
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
163
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
163
Flash-to-Pass
163
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
164
Automatic Headlamp System
164
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
165
Hazard Warning Flashers
165
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
165
Interior Lighting
166
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
166
Courtesy Lamps
166
Dome Lamps
166
Reading Lamps
167
Lighting Features
168
Entry Lighting
168
Exit Lighting
168
Battery Power Protection
168
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
168
Infotainment System
169
Introduction
169
Infotainment
169
Theft-Deterrent Feature
170
Overview
171
Home Page
172
Software Updates
175
Radio
175
AM-FM Radio
175
Satellite Radio
177
Radio Reception
178
Backglass Antenna
179
Multi-Band Antenna
179
Audio Players
180
CD Player
180
USB Port
182
SD Card Reader
185
Auxiliary Jack
185
OnStar System
186
Performance Data Recorder (PDR)
187
Phone
192
Bluetooth (Overview)
192
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
193
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
197
Trademarks and License Agreements
202
Climate Controls
204
Climate Control Systems
204
Dual Automatic Climate Control System (Base)
204
Dual Automatic Climate Control System (Uplevel)
208
Air Vents
213
Maintenance
214
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
214
Service
214
Driving and Operating
215
Driving Information
216
Distracted Driving
216
Defensive Driving
217
Drunk Driving
217
Control of a Vehicle
217
Braking
217
Steering
218
Off-Road Recovery
218
Loss of Control
219
Track Events and Competitive Driving
219
Driving on Wet Roads
223
Hill and Mountain Roads
224
Winter Driving
225
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
226
Vehicle Load Limits
227
Starting and Operating
230
New Vehicle Break-In
230
Carbon Fiber
231
Ignition Positions
231
Starting the Engine
233
Engine Heater
235
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
236
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
236
Shifting out of Park
237
Parking
238
Parking over Things That Burn
238
Engine Exhaust
239
Running the Vehicle While Parked
239
Automatic Transmission
240
Manual Mode
242
Manual Transmission
243
Active Rev Match
245
Drive Systems
246
All-Wheel Drive
246
Brakes
246
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
246
Parking Brake (Electric)
247
Parking Brake (Manual)
249
Brake Assist
250
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
250
Ride Control Systems
250
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
250
Driver Mode Control
252
Competitive Driving Mode (LF4 and V-Series Only)
253
Limited-Slip Rear Axle (Except LF4 and V-Series)
256
Limited-Slip Rear Axle (LF4 and V-Series Only)
256
Cruise Control
257
Adaptive Cruise Control
259
Driver Assistance Systems
267
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
267
Assistance Systems for Driving
271
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
271
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
274
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
275
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
276
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
277
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
278
Fuel
280
California Fuel Requirements
281
Fuels in Foreign Countries
281
Fuel Additives
281
Filling the Tank
281
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
284
Trailer Towing
285
General Towing Information
285
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
285
Trailer Towing (Sedan With V6 Engine Except V-Series)
287
Trailer Towing (Sedan With L4 Engine)
289
Towing Equipment (Coupe and V-Series)
289
Towing Equipment (Sedan With V6 Engine Except V-Series)
289
Conversions and Add-Ons
290
Add-On Electrical Equipment
290
Vehicle Care
291
General Information
292
California Proposition 65 Warning
292
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
292
Accessories and Modifications
292
Vehicle Checks
293
Doing Your Own Service Work
293
Hood
294
Engine Compartment Overview
295
Engine Oil
302
Engine Oil Life System
304
Automatic Transmission Fluid
306
Manual Transmission Fluid
306
Hydraulic Clutch
306
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
307
Cooling System (Engine)
308
Cooling System (Intercooler)
310
Engine Coolant
310
Engine Overheating
313
Washer Fluid
314
Brakes
315
Brake Fluid
316
Battery - North America
317
All-Wheel Drive
318
Starter Switch Check
319
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
319
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
320
Wiper Blade Replacement
320
Windshield Replacement
321
Headlamp Aiming
321
Bulb Replacement
321
Halogen Bulbs
321
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
322
LED Lighting
322
Back-Up Lamps
322
License Plate Lamp
323
Replacement Bulbs
323
Electrical System
324
Electrical System Overload
324
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
324
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
325
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
328
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
330
Wheels and Tires
333
Tires
333
All-Season Tires
334
Winter Tires
334
Run-Flat Tires
334
Self-Sealing Tires
335
Summer Tires
336
Tire Sidewall Labeling
336
Tire Designations
337
Tire Terminology and Definitions
338
Tire Pressure
340
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
342
Tire Pressure Monitor System
342
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
343
Tire Inspection
346
Tire Rotation
346
When It Is Time for New Tires
348
Buying New Tires
349
Different Size Tires and Wheels
350
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
350
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
352
Wheel Replacement
352
Tire Chains
353
If a Tire Goes Flat
354
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
355
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
362
Jump Starting
363
Jump Starting - North America
363
Towing the Vehicle
366
Recreational Vehicle Towing
367
Appearance Care
369
Exterior Care
369
Interior Care
373
Floor Mats
376
Service and Maintenance
378
General Information
378
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
380
Maintenance Schedule
380
Special Application Services
386
Additional Maintenance and Care
387
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
390
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
390
Maintenance Replacement Parts
392
Maintenance Records
393
Technical Data
394
Vehicle Identification
394
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
394
Service Parts Identification Label
394
Vehicle Data
395
Capacities and Specifications
395
Engine Drive Belt Routing
398
Customer Information
399
Customer Information
399
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
399
Customer Assistance Offices
401
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
401
Online Owner Center
402
Roadside Service
402
Scheduling Service Appointments
404
Courtesy Transportation Program
405
Collision Damage Repair
406
Service Publications Ordering Information
408
Radio Frequency Statement
409
Reporting Safety Defects
409
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
409
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
409
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
410
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
410
Event Data Recorders
410
OnStar®
411
Infotainment System
411
OnStar
412
OnStar Overview
412
OnStar Services
413
Emergency
413
Security
413
Navigation
413
Connections
414
Diagnostics
416
OnStar Additional Information
416
Index
422
Index_A
422
Index_B
423
Index_C
423
Index_D
424
Index_E
425
Index_F
425
Index_G
426
Index_H
426
Index_I
427
Index_J
427
Index_K
427
Index_L
427
Index_M
428
Index_N
429
Index_O
429
Index_P
429
Index_R
430
Index_S
430
Index_T
431
Index_U
432
Index_V
432
Index_W
433

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