2016 Chevrolet Cruze Owner's Manual

2016 Chevrolet Cruze owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cruze
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
5.32 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
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
15
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
16
Transmission
18
Vehicle Features
18
Radio(s)
18
Satellite Radio
19
Portable Audio Devices
19
Bluetooth®
20
Steering Wheel Controls
20
Cruise Control
21
Driver Information Center (DIC)
21
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
22
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
22
Parking Assist
22
Power Outlets
22
Performance and Maintenance
22
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
22
Tire Pressure Monitor
23
Engine Oil Life System
23
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
23
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
33
Door Locks
35
Power Door Locks
36
Delayed Locking
36
Automatic Door Locks
36
Lockout Protection
37
Safety Locks
37
Doors
38
Trunk
38
Vehicle Security
39
Vehicle Alarm System
39
Immobilizer
41
Immobilizer Operation
41
Exterior Mirrors
42
Convex Mirrors
42
Manual Mirrors
42
Power Mirrors
42
Folding Mirrors
43
Heated Mirrors
43
Interior Mirrors
43
Interior Rearview Mirrors
43
Manual Rearview Mirror
43
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
43
Windows
44
Power Windows
44
Sun Visors
46
Roof
46
Sunroof
46
Seats and Restraints
48
Head Restraints
48
Front Seats
49
Seat Adjustment
49
Power Seat Adjustment
50
Reclining Seatbacks
50
Heated Front Seats
51
Rear Seats
53
Safety Belts
54
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
56
Lap-Shoulder Belt
56
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
59
Safety Belt Extender
59
Safety System Check
59
Safety Belt Care
60
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
60
Airbag System
61
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
64
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
65
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
65
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
65
Passenger Sensing System
67
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Airbag System Check
72
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
72
Child Restraints
73
Older Children
73
Infants and Young Children
74
Child Restraint Systems
77
Where to Put the Restraint
78
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
79
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
86
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
86
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
88
Storage
92
Storage Compartments
92
Glove Box
92
Cupholders
92
Center Console Storage
92
Instruments and Controls
94
Controls
95
Steering Wheel Adjustment
95
Steering Wheel Controls
95
Horn
96
Windshield Wiper/Washer
96
Compass
97
Clock
97
Power Outlets
98
Cigarette Lighter
99
Ashtrays
99
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
100
Instrument Cluster
101
Speedometer
102
Odometer
102
Trip Odometer
102
Tachometer
102
Fuel Gauge
102
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
103
Safety Belt Reminders
103
Airbag Readiness Light
104
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
104
Charging System Light
105
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
105
Brake System Warning Light
107
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
108
Up-Shift Light
108
Power Steering Warning Light
109
Traction Off Light
109
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
109
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
109
Tire Pressure Light
110
Engine Oil Pressure Light
110
Low Fuel Warning Light
111
Security Light
111
Reduced Engine Power Light
111
High-Beam On Light
111
Front Fog Lamp Light
112
Lamps On Reminder
112
Cruise Control Light
112
Door Ajar Light
112
Information Displays
113
Driver Information Center (DIC)
113
Vehicle Messages
116
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
116
Brake System Messages
117
Compass Messages
117
Cruise Control Messages
117
Door Ajar Messages
117
Engine Cooling System Messages
117
Engine Oil Messages
118
Engine Power Messages
118
Fuel System Messages
118
Key and Lock Messages
119
Lamp Messages
119
Object Detection System Messages
119
Ride Control System Messages
120
Airbag System Messages
120
Safety Belt Messages
120
Security Messages
121
Service Vehicle Messages
121
Starting the Vehicle Messages
121
Tire Messages
121
Transmission Messages
122
Vehicle Reminder Messages
122
Vehicle Personalization
123
Lighting
129
Exterior Lighting
129
Exterior Lamp Controls
129
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
129
Flash-to-Pass
130
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
130
Automatic Headlamp System
130
Hazard Warning Flashers
131
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
131
Front Fog Lamps
132
Interior Lighting
132
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
132
Courtesy Lamps
133
Dome Lamps
133
Reading Lamps
133
Lighting Features
133
Entry Lighting
133
Exit Lighting
133
Battery Power Protection
134
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
134
Infotainment System
135
Introduction
135
Infotainment
135
Theft-Deterrent Feature
136
Overview
137
Operation
138
Radio
141
AM-FM Radio
141
Satellite Radio
143
Radio Reception
145
Satellite Radio Antenna
145
Multi-Band Antenna
145
Audio Players
146
CD Player
146
Auxiliary Devices
148
Phone
150
Bluetooth (Overview)
150
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
152
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
155
Trademarks and License Agreements
160
Climate Controls
164
Climate Control Systems
164
Automatic Climate Control System
166
Air Vents
169
Maintenance
169
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
169
Service
169
Driving and Operating
171
Driving Information
172
Distracted Driving
172
Defensive Driving
172
Drunk Driving
172
Control of a Vehicle
173
Braking
173
Steering
173
Off-Road Recovery
174
Loss of Control
174
Driving on Wet Roads
175
Hill and Mountain Roads
176
Winter Driving
176
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
177
Vehicle Load Limits
178
Starting and Operating
182
New Vehicle Break-In
182
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
182
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
184
Starting the Engine
186
Engine Heater
187
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
189
Shifting Into Park
189
Shifting out of Park
190
Parking
191
Parking over Things That Burn
191
Engine Exhaust
192
Running the Vehicle While Parked
192
Automatic Transmission
193
Manual Mode
195
Manual Transmission
197
Brakes
198
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
198
Parking Brake
199
Brake Assist
200
Ride Control Systems
200
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
200
Cruise Control
202
Driver Assistance Systems
204
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
204
Parking Assist
206
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
208
Fuel
210
California Fuel Requirements
211
Fuels in Foreign Countries
211
Fuel Additives
211
Filling the Tank
211
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
213
Trailer Towing
213
General Towing Information
213
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
213
Trailer Towing (Fuel Economy Model)
216
Trailer Towing (Except Fuel Economy Model)
216
Towing Equipment
218
Conversions and Add-Ons
218
Add-On Electrical Equipment
218
Vehicle Care
220
General Information
221
California Proposition 65 Warning
221
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
221
Accessories and Modifications
221
Vehicle Checks
222
Doing Your Own Service Work
222
Hood
223
Engine Compartment Overview
225
Engine Oil
228
Engine Oil Life System
230
Automatic Transmission Fluid
231
Manual Transmission Fluid
231
Hydraulic Clutch
231
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
232
Cooling System
233
Engine Coolant
234
Engine Overheating
237
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
238
Washer Fluid
239
Brakes
240
Brake Fluid
240
Battery - North America
242
Starter Switch Check
242
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
243
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
243
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
243
Wiper Blade Replacement
244
Headlamp Aiming
245
Bulb Replacement
245
Halogen Bulbs
245
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
245
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
247
License Plate Lamp
249
Replacement Bulbs
250
Electrical System
250
Electrical System Overload
250
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
251
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
251
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
254
Wheels and Tires
256
Tires
256
All-Season Tires
257
Winter Tires
257
Low-Profile Tires
258
Tire Sidewall Labeling
258
Tire Designations
260
Tire Terminology and Definitions
261
Tire Pressure
263
Tire Pressure Monitor System
264
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
265
Tire Inspection
268
Tire Rotation
269
When It Is Time for New Tires
270
Buying New Tires
271
Different Size Tires and Wheels
272
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
272
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
274
Wheel Replacement
274
Tire Chains
275
If a Tire Goes Flat
275
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
277
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
283
Tire Changing
284
Compact Spare Tire
290
Jump Starting
291
Jump Starting - North America
291
Towing the Vehicle
294
Recreational Vehicle Towing
294
Appearance Care
297
Exterior Care
297
Interior Care
302
Floor Mats
305
Service and Maintenance
307
General Information
307
Maintenance Schedule
308
Special Application Services
314
Additional Maintenance and Care
315
Recommended Fluids
318
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
318
Maintenance Replacement Parts
319
Maintenance Records
320
Technical Data
321
Vehicle Identification
321
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
321
Service Parts Identification Label
321
Vehicle Data
322
Capacities and Specifications
322
Engine Drive Belt Routing
323
Customer Information
324
Customer Information
324
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
324
Customer Assistance Offices
326
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
327
Online Owner Center
327
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
328
Roadside Assistance Program
328
Scheduling Service Appointments
330
Courtesy Transportation Program
330
Collision Damage Repair
331
Service Publications Ordering Information
333
Radio Frequency Statement
334
Reporting Safety Defects
334
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
334
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
335
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
335
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
335
Event Data Recorders
336
Infotainment System
336
OnStar
337
OnStar Overview
337
OnStar Services
338
Emergency
338
Security
338
Navigation
338
Connections
339
Diagnostics
341
OnStar Additional Information
341
Index
347
Index_A
347
Index_B
348
Index_C
348
Index_D
349
Index_E
350
Index_F
350
Index_G
351
Index_H
351
Index_I
351
Index_J
351
Index_K
351
Index_L
352
Index_M
352
Index_N
353
Index_O
353
Index_P
353
Index_R
354
Index_S
355
Index_T
356
Index_U
357
Index_V
357
Index_W
357

FAQ about the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Manual

What contains the 2016 Cruze manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Cruze
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Cruze 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 Cruze (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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