2016 Chevrolet Colorado Owner's Manual

2016 Chevrolet Colorado owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Colorado
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
6.57 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
Initial Drive Information
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
9
Door Locks
10
Windows
10
Seat Adjustment
11
Heated Seats
12
Head Restraint Adjustment
12
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
13
Mirror Adjustment
13
Steering Wheel Adjustment
14
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
17
Transmission
18
Four-Wheel Drive
19
Vehicle Features
20
Infotainment System
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
20
Portable Audio Devices
21
Bluetooth®
21
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
21
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level)
21
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
22
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
23
Power Outlets
23
Performance and Maintenance
23
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
24
Engine Oil Life System
24
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
25
Roadside Assistance Program
25
Keys, Doors, and Windows
26
Keys and Locks
26
Keys
26
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
29
Remote Vehicle Start
31
Door Locks
32
Power Door Locks
33
Delayed Locking
33
Automatic Door Locks
33
Lockout Protection
34
Safety Locks
34
Doors
34
Tailgate
34
Vehicle Security
35
Vehicle Alarm System
35
Immobilizer
36
Immobilizer Operation
36
Exterior Mirrors
37
Convex Mirrors
37
Manual Mirrors
38
Power Mirrors
38
Heated Mirrors
38
Blind Spot Mirrors
38
Interior Mirrors
39
Interior Rearview Mirrors
39
Manual Rearview Mirror
40
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
40
Windows
40
Power Windows
40
Rear Windows
42
Sun Visors
43
Seats and Restraints
44
Head Restraints
45
Front Seats
46
Seat Adjustment
46
Power Seat Adjustment
46
Lumbar Adjustment
47
Reclining Seatbacks
47
Heated Front Seats
48
Rear Seats
49
Rear Seats (Crew Cab)
49
Rear Seat Armrest
51
Safety Belts
51
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
52
Lap-Shoulder Belt
53
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
56
Safety Belt Extender
56
Safety System Check
56
Safety Belt Care
57
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
57
Airbag System
58
Where Are the Airbags?
59
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
62
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
62
Passenger Sensing System
63
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Airbag System Check
69
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
69
Child Restraints
69
Older Children
69
Infants and Young Children
71
Child Restraint Systems
73
Where to Put the Restraint
75
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
77
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
90
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
90
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
96
Storage
100
Storage Compartments
100
Glove Box
100
Cupholders
100
Sunglasses Storage
101
Underseat Storage
101
Center Console Storage
101
Instruments and Controls
102
Controls
103
Steering Wheel Adjustment
103
Steering Wheel Controls
104
Horn
104
Windshield Wiper/Washer
104
Compass
105
Clock
105
Power Outlets
106
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
107
Instrument Cluster (Base Level)
108
Instrument Cluster (Uplevel)
110
Speedometer
112
Odometer
112
Trip Odometer
112
Tachometer
112
Fuel Gauge
112
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
113
Safety Belt Reminders
114
Airbag Readiness Light
115
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
115
Charging System Light
116
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
116
Brake System Warning Light
118
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
119
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
119
Tow/Haul Mode Light
119
Hill Descent Control Light
119
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
120
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
120
Traction Off Light
120
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
120
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
121
Tire Pressure Light
121
Engine Oil Pressure Light
122
Low Fuel Warning Light (Base Level)
122
Low Fuel Warning Light (Uplevel)
122
Security Light
123
High-Beam On Light
123
Front Fog Lamp Light
123
Lamps On Reminder
123
Cruise Control Light
123
Door Ajar Light (Uplevel Cluster)
124
Information Displays
124
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level)
124
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
127
Vehicle Messages
130
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
130
Brake System Messages
131
Compass Messages
131
Door Ajar Messages
131
Engine Cooling System Messages
132
Engine Oil Messages
132
Engine Power Messages
133
Fuel System Messages
133
Key and Lock Messages
133
Lamp Messages
133
Object Detection System Messages
134
Ride Control System Messages
134
Airbag System Messages
135
Safety Belt Messages
135
Security Messages
135
Steering System Messages
135
Tire Messages
136
Transmission Messages
136
Vehicle Reminder Messages
137
Vehicle Speed Messages
137
Vehicle Personalization
138
Lighting
144
Exterior Lighting
144
Exterior Lamp Controls
144
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
145
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
145
Flash-to-Pass
145
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
145
Automatic Headlamp System
146
Hazard Warning Flashers
147
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
147
Fog Lamps
147
Interior Lighting
148
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
148
Cargo Lamp
148
Dome Lamps
149
Reading Lamps
149
Lighting Features
149
Entry Lighting
149
Exit Lighting
149
Battery Load Management
150
Battery Power Protection
150
Infotainment System
151
Introduction
151
Infotainment
151
Theft-Deterrent Feature
152
Overview
153
Home Page
154
Software Updates
156
Radio
157
AM-FM Radio
157
Satellite Radio
158
Radio Reception
158
Multi-Band Antenna
159
Pandora Internet Radio
159
Audio Players
162
USB Port
162
Auxiliary Jack
165
Bluetooth Audio
165
Voice Recognition
166
Phone
172
Bluetooth (Overview)
172
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Radio)
173
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Connected Radio)
177
Text Messaging
181
Trademarks and License Agreements
182
Climate Controls
188
Climate Control Systems
188
Automatic Climate Control System
190
Air Vents
192
Maintenance
193
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
193
Driving and Operating
194
Driving Information
195
Distracted Driving
195
Defensive Driving
195
Drunk Driving
195
Control of a Vehicle
196
Braking
196
Steering
196
Off-Road Recovery
197
Loss of Control
197
Off-Road Driving
198
Driving on Wet Roads
202
Hill and Mountain Roads
203
Winter Driving
204
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
205
Vehicle Load Limits
206
Truck-Camper Loading Information
212
Starting and Operating
212
New Vehicle Break-In
212
Ignition Positions
213
Starting the Engine
214
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
215
Engine Coolant Heater
216
Shifting Into Park
218
Shifting out of Park
219
Parking
219
Parking over Things That Burn
220
Engine Exhaust
220
Running the Vehicle While Parked
221
Automatic Transmission
221
Manual Mode
224
Tow/Haul Mode
225
Manual Transmission
226
Drive Systems
227
Four-Wheel Drive
227
Brakes
234
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
234
Parking Brake
234
Brake Assist
235
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
235
Ride Control Systems
236
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
236
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
238
Cruise Control
239
Driver Assistance Systems
241
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
241
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
243
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
245
Fuel
246
California Fuel Requirements
247
Fuels in Foreign Countries
247
Fuel Additives
247
Filling the Tank
248
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
249
Trailer Towing
250
General Towing Information
250
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
250
Towing Equipment
255
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
257
Conversions and Add-Ons
258
Add-On Electrical Equipment
258
Vehicle Care
259
General Information
260
California Proposition 65 Warning
260
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
260
Accessories and Modifications
260
Vehicle Checks
261
Doing Your Own Service Work
261
Hood
262
Engine Compartment Overview
263
Engine Oil
266
Engine Oil Life System
268
Automatic Transmission Fluid
269
Manual Transmission Fluid
270
Hydraulic Clutch
270
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
270
Cooling System
272
Engine Coolant
273
Engine Overheating
275
Engine Fan
277
Washer Fluid
277
Brakes
278
Brake Fluid
279
Battery - North America
280
Four-Wheel Drive
280
Front Axle
281
Rear Axle
281
Starter Switch Check
282
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
283
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
283
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
283
Wiper Blade Replacement
284
Headlamp Aiming
285
Bulb Replacement
285
Halogen Bulbs
285
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
285
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
286
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
287
Replacement Bulbs
287
Electrical System
288
Electrical System Overload
288
Fuses
288
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
289
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
293
Wheels and Tires
296
Tires
296
All-Season Tires
297
Winter Tires
297
All-Terrain Tires
298
Tire Sidewall Labeling
298
Tire Designations
300
Tire Terminology and Definitions
301
Tire Pressure
303
Tire Pressure Monitor System
304
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
305
Tire Inspection
308
Tire Rotation
309
When It Is Time for New Tires
310
Buying New Tires
311
Different Size Tires and Wheels
312
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
313
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
314
Wheel Replacement
314
Tire Chains
315
If a Tire Goes Flat
316
Tire Changing
317
Compact Spare Tire
326
Full-Size Spare Tire
327
Jump Starting
328
Jump Starting - North America
328
Towing the Vehicle
330
Recreational Vehicle Towing
331
Appearance Care
335
Exterior Care
335
Interior Care
340
Floor Mats
342
Service and Maintenance
344
General Information
344
Maintenance Schedule
345
Special Application Services
351
Additional Maintenance and Care
351
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
354
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
354
Maintenance Replacement Parts
356
Maintenance Records
357
Technical Data
358
Vehicle Identification
358
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
358
Service Parts Identification Label
358
Vehicle Data
359
Capacities and Specifications
359
Engine Drive Belt Routing
361
Customer Information
362
Customer Information
362
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
362
Customer Assistance Offices
364
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
365
Online Owner Center
365
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
365
Roadside Assistance Program
366
Scheduling Service Appointments
368
Courtesy Transportation Program
368
Collision Damage Repair
369
Service Publications Ordering Information
371
Radio Frequency Statement
372
Reporting Safety Defects
372
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
372
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
373
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
373
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
373
Event Data Recorders
374
OnStar®
375
Infotainment System
375
OnStar
376
OnStar Overview
376
OnStar Services
377
Emergency
377
Security
377
Navigation
377
Connections
378
Diagnostics
380
OnStar Additional Information
380
Index
386
Index_A
386
Index_B
387
Index_C
387
Index_D
388
Index_E
389
Index_F
389
Index_G
390
Index_H
390
Index_I
390
Index_J
391
Index_K
391
Index_L
391
Index_M
392
Index_N
392
Index_O
392
Index_P
393
Index_R
393
Index_S
394
Index_T
395
Index_U
396
Index_V
396
Index_W
396

FAQ about the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Manual

What contains the 2016 Colorado manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Colorado owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Colorado
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Colorado 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 Chevrolet Colorado (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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