2016 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2016 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
5.65 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
Stop/Start System
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
10
Trunk
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Starting the Engine
21
Vehicle Features
21
Infotainment System
21
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
22
Driver Information Center (DIC)
22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
23
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
23
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
23
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
23
Surround Vision (CTS Only)
23
Curb View Camera (CTS-V Only)
24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
24
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
24
Parking Assist
24
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
24
Rear Automatic Braking (RAB) System
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
Car Wash Guidelines
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Service
28
Keys, Doors, and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
29
Keys
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
30
Remote Vehicle Start
36
Door Locks
38
Power Door Locks
40
Delayed Locking
40
Automatic Door Locks
40
Lockout Protection
41
Safety Locks
41
Doors
42
Trunk
42
Vehicle Security
44
Vehicle Alarm System
44
Immobilizer
45
Immobilizer Operation
45
Exterior Mirrors
46
Convex Mirrors
46
Power Mirrors
47
Folding Mirrors
47
Heated Mirrors
47
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
47
Interior Mirrors
48
Interior Rearview Mirrors
48
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
48
Windows
48
Power Windows
48
Sun Visors
50
Rear Window Sunshade
51
Roof
51
Sunroof
51
Seats and Restraints
53
Head Restraints
54
Front Seats
56
Power Seat Adjustment
56
Lumbar Adjustment
58
Thigh Support Adjustment
59
Reclining Seatbacks
59
Memory Seats
60
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
63
Heated Rear Seats
65
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
72
Safety System Check
72
Safety Belt Care
72
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
73
Airbag System
73
Where Are the Airbags?
75
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
76
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
78
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
78
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
78
Passenger Sensing System
79
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Airbag System Check
85
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
85
Child Restraints
86
Older Children
86
Infants and Young Children
87
Child Restraint Systems
90
Where to Put the Restraint
91
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
92
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
98
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
98
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
101
Storage
104
Storage Compartments
104
Instrument Panel Storage
104
Glove Box
104
Cupholders
105
Armrest Storage
105
Center Console Storage
105
Additional Storage Features
106
Cargo Tie-Downs
106
Convenience Net
106
Instruments and Controls
107
Controls
108
Steering Wheel Adjustment
108
Steering Wheel Controls
109
Heated Steering Wheel
109
Horn
109
Windshield Wiper/Washer
109
Compass
111
Clock
111
Power Outlets
112
Wireless Charging
114
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
115
Instrument Cluster
116
Speedometer
120
Odometer
120
Trip Odometer
120
Tachometer
120
Fuel Gauge
120
Boost Gauge (Performance Configuration Only)
121
Engine Oil Temperature Gauge (Performance Configuration Only)
122
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
123
Safety Belt Reminders
124
Airbag Readiness Light
124
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
125
Charging System Light
126
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
126
Brake System Warning Light
128
Parking Brake Light
128
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
129
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
129
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
129
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
130
Traction Off Light
130
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
130
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
131
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
131
Tire Pressure Light
132
Engine Oil Pressure Light
132
Low Fuel Warning Light
132
Auto Stop Mode
133
Security Light
133
High-Beam On Light
133
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
133
Lamps On Reminder
134
Cruise Control Light
134
Door Ajar Light
134
Information Displays
135
Driver Information Center (DIC)
135
Head-Up Display (HUD)
137
Vehicle Messages
141
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
141
Brake System Messages
141
Compass Messages
142
Cruise Control Messages
142
Door Ajar Messages
143
Engine Cooling System Messages
143
Engine Oil Messages
143
Engine Power Messages
144
Fuel System Messages
144
Key and Lock Messages
144
Lamp Messages
145
Object Detection System Messages
145
Ride Control System Messages
148
Airbag System Messages
150
Safety Belt Messages
150
Security Messages
150
Service Vehicle Messages
151
Starting the Vehicle Messages
151
Tire Messages
151
Transmission Messages
152
Vehicle Reminder Messages
152
Vehicle Speed Messages
152
Washer Fluid Messages
152
Vehicle Personalization
153
Universal Remote System
160
Universal Remote System Programming
160
Universal Remote System Operation
162
Lighting
164
Exterior Lighting
164
Exterior Lamp Controls
164
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
166
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
166
Flash-to-Pass
166
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
167
Automatic Headlamp System
167
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
168
Hazard Warning Flashers
168
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
168
Interior Lighting
169
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
169
Dome Lamps
169
Reading Lamps
169
Lighting Features
170
Entry Lighting
170
Exit Lighting
170
Battery Load Management
171
Battery Power Protection
171
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
172
Infotainment System
173
Introduction
173
Infotainment
173
Performance Data Recorder (PDR)
173
Climate Controls
179
Climate Control Systems
179
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
179
Rear Climate Control System
184
Air Vents
186
Maintenance
187
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
187
Service
187
Driving and Operating
188
Driving Information
189
Distracted Driving
189
Defensive Driving
190
Drunk Driving
190
Control of a Vehicle
190
Braking
190
Steering
191
Off-Road Recovery
191
Loss of Control
192
Track Events and Competitive Driving
192
Driving on Wet Roads
196
Hill and Mountain Roads
197
Winter Driving
197
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
199
Vehicle Load Limits
199
Starting and Operating
203
New Vehicle Break-In
203
Carbon Fiber
203
Ignition Positions
203
Starting the Engine
205
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
207
Engine Coolant Heater
208
Shifting Into Park
209
Shifting out of Park
210
Parking over Things That Burn
210
Engine Exhaust
210
Running the Vehicle While Parked
211
Automatic Transmission
211
Manual Mode
213
Drive Systems
214
All-Wheel Drive
214
Brakes
215
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
215
Electric Parking Brake
215
Brake Assist
217
Ride Control Systems
217
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
217
Driver Mode Control
219
Competitive Driving Mode (V-Sport and V-Series Only)
222
Limited-Slip Differential (Except V-Sport and V-Series)
225
Limited-Slip Differential (V-Sport and V-Series Only)
225
Cruise Control
225
Adaptive Cruise Control
228
Driver Assistance Systems
236
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
236
Assistance Systems for Driving
243
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
243
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
245
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
247
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
247
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
249
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
249
Fuel
251
California Fuel Requirements
252
Fuels in Foreign Countries
253
Fuel Additives
253
Filling the Tank
253
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
255
Trailer Towing
255
General Towing Information
255
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
255
Trailer Towing (With LGX Engine)
258
Trailer Towing (With LTG, LF3, or LT4 Engine)
259
Towing Equipment
259
Conversions and Add-Ons
260
Add-On Electrical Equipment
260
Vehicle Care
261
General Information
262
California Proposition 65 Warning
262
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
262
Accessories and Modifications
262
Vehicle Checks
263
Doing Your Own Service Work
263
Hood
263
Engine Compartment Overview
265
Engine Oil
272
Engine Oil Life System
274
Automatic Transmission Fluid
275
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
276
Cooling System
277
Engine Coolant
279
Engine Overheating
282
Washer Fluid
284
Brakes
284
Brake Fluid
285
Battery - North America
286
All-Wheel Drive
287
Starter Switch Check
288
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
288
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
289
Wiper Blade Replacement
289
Windshield Replacement
290
Headlamp Aiming
290
Bulb Replacement
291
Halogen Bulbs
291
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
291
LED Lighting
291
License Plate Lamp
291
Replacement Bulbs
292
Electrical System
292
Electrical System Overload
292
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
293
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
293
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
296
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
299
Wheels and Tires
301
Tires
301
All-Season Tires
302
Winter Tires
302
Run-Flat Tires
303
Low-Profile Tires
304
Summer Tires
304
Tire Sidewall Labeling
304
Tire Designations
306
Tire Terminology and Definitions
306
Tire Pressure
309
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
310
Tire Pressure Monitor System
311
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
312
Tire Inspection
314
Tire Rotation
315
When It Is Time for New Tires
316
Buying New Tires
317
Different Size Tires and Wheels
318
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
319
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
320
Wheel Replacement
321
Tire Chains
321
If a Tire Goes Flat
322
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
323
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
331
Jump Starting
332
Jump Starting - North America
332
Towing the Vehicle
334
Recreational Vehicle Towing
335
Appearance Care
337
Exterior Care
337
Interior Care
342
Floor Mats
344
Service and Maintenance
346
General Information
346
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
348
Maintenance Schedule
348
Special Application Services
353
Additional Maintenance and Care
354
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
357
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
357
Maintenance Replacement Parts
358
Maintenance Records
360
Technical Data
361
Vehicle Identification
361
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
361
Service Parts Identification Label
361
Vehicle Data
362
Capacities and Specifications
362
Engine Drive Belt Routing
364
Customer Information
365
Customer Information
365
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
365
Customer Assistance Offices
367
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
367
Online Owner Center
368
Roadside Service
368
Scheduling Service Appointments
370
Courtesy Transportation Program
371
Collision Damage Repair
372
Service Publications Ordering Information
374
Radio Frequency Statement
375
Reporting Safety Defects
375
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
375
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
375
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
376
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
376
Event Data Recorders
376
OnStar®
377
Infotainment System
377
OnStar
378
OnStar Overview
378
OnStar Services
379
Emergency
379
Security
379
Navigation
379
Connections
380
Diagnostics
382
OnStar Additional Information
382
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
392
Index_J
393
Index_K
393
Index_L
393
Index_M
394
Index_N
394
Index_O
394
Index_P
395
Index_R
395
Index_S
396
Index_T
397
Index_U
398
Index_V
398
Index_W
398

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
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  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
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