2016 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

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

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Size:
4.58 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
Liftgate
10
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
13
Heated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
17
Transmission
18
Parking Brake
19
Vehicle Features
19
Infotainment System
19
Steering Wheel Controls
19
Cruise Control
20
Driver Information Center (DIC)
20
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
20
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
21
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
21
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
21
Parking Assist
21
Power Outlets
21
Universal Remote System
22
Performance and Maintenance
22
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
22
Tire Pressure Monitor
22
Engine Oil Life System
23
E85 or FlexFuel
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
29
Door Locks
31
Power Door Locks
31
Delayed Locking
31
Automatic Door Locks
32
Lockout Protection
32
Safety Locks
32
Doors
33
Liftgate
33
Vehicle Security
37
Vehicle Alarm System
37
Immobilizer
38
Immobilizer Operation
38
Exterior Mirrors
39
Convex Mirrors
39
Power Mirrors
39
Heated Mirrors
39
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
39
Interior Mirrors
40
Interior Rearview Mirrors
40
Manual Rearview Mirror
40
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
40
Windows
41
Power Windows
41
Sun Visors
42
Roof
42
Sunroof
42
Seats and Restraints
44
Head Restraints
45
Front Seats
46
Seat Adjustment
46
Power Seat Adjustment
46
Lumbar Adjustment
47
Reclining Seatbacks
48
Memory Seats
49
Heated Front Seats
51
Rear Seats
52
Safety Belts
53
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
54
Lap-Shoulder Belt
55
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
59
Safety Belt Extender
59
Safety System Check
59
Safety Belt Care
59
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
60
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
64
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
64
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
65
Passenger Sensing System
66
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Airbag System Check
71
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
71
Child Restraints
72
Older Children
72
Infants and Young Children
74
Child Restraint Systems
76
Where to Put the Restraint
78
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
79
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
84
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
84
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
87
Storage
90
Storage Compartments
90
Glove Box
90
Cupholders
90
Center Console Storage
90
Additional Storage Features
91
Cargo Cover
91
Cargo Tie-Downs
91
Convenience Net
91
Roof Rack System
91
Instruments and Controls
93
Controls
94
Steering Wheel Adjustment
94
Steering Wheel Controls
94
Horn
94
Windshield Wiper/Washer
94
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
95
Compass
96
Clock
96
Power Outlets
97
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
98
Instrument Cluster
99
Speedometer
100
Odometer
100
Tachometer
100
Fuel Gauge
100
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
101
Safety Belt Reminders
101
Airbag Readiness Light
102
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
102
Charging System Light
103
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
104
Brake System Warning Light
106
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
106
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
107
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
107
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
107
Traction Off Light
107
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
108
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
108
Tire Pressure Light
108
Engine Oil Pressure Light
109
Fuel Economy Light
109
Low Fuel Warning Light
110
Security Light
110
High-Beam On Light
110
Front Fog Lamp Light
110
Lamps On Reminder
111
Cruise Control Light
111
Information Displays
111
Driver Information Center (DIC)
111
Vehicle Messages
114
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
114
Brake System Messages
115
Compass Messages
115
Cruise Control Messages
115
Door Ajar Messages
115
Engine Cooling System Messages
115
Engine Oil Messages
116
Engine Power Messages
116
Fuel System Messages
117
Key and Lock Messages
117
Object Detection System Messages
117
Ride Control System Messages
118
Airbag System Messages
119
Security Messages
119
Service Vehicle Messages
119
Tire Messages
119
Transmission Messages
120
Vehicle Reminder Messages
120
Vehicle Personalization
121
Universal Remote System
127
Universal Remote System Programming
127
Universal Remote System Operation
130
Lighting
131
Exterior Lighting
131
Exterior Lamp Controls
131
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
131
Flash-to-Pass
132
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
132
Automatic Headlamp System
132
Hazard Warning Flashers
133
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
133
Fog Lamps
134
Interior Lighting
134
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
134
Dome Lamps
134
Reading Lamps
135
Lighting Features
135
Entry Lighting
135
Exit Lighting
135
Battery Load Management
135
Infotainment System
137
Introduction
137
Infotainment
137
Climate Controls
138
Climate Control Systems
138
Automatic Climate Control System
140
Air Vents
143
Maintenance
144
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
144
Driving and Operating
145
Driving Information
146
Distracted Driving
146
Defensive Driving
146
Drunk Driving
146
Control of a Vehicle
147
Braking
147
Steering
147
Off-Road Recovery
148
Loss of Control
149
Off-Road Driving
149
Driving on Wet Roads
153
Hill and Mountain Roads
154
Winter Driving
155
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
156
Vehicle Load Limits
157
Starting and Operating
160
New Vehicle Break-In
160
Ignition Positions
161
Starting the Engine
162
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
163
Engine Coolant Heater
164
Shifting Into Park
165
Shifting out of Park
166
Parking over Things That Burn
166
Engine Exhaust
167
Running the Vehicle While Parked
167
Automatic Transmission
168
Manual Mode
169
Fuel Economy Mode
170
Drive Systems
171
All-Wheel Drive
171
Brakes
171
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
171
Parking Brake
172
Brake Assist
172
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
173
Ride Control Systems
173
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
173
Cruise Control
175
Driver Assistance Systems
177
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
177
Parking Assist
179
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
181
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
183
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
185
Fuel
186
California Fuel Requirements
187
Fuels in Foreign Countries
188
Fuel Additives
188
E85 or FlexFuel
188
Filling the Tank
189
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
190
Trailer Towing
191
General Towing Information
191
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
191
Towing Equipment
196
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
196
Conversions and Add-Ons
197
Add-On Electrical Equipment
197
Vehicle Care
198
General Information
199
California Proposition 65 Warning
199
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
199
Accessories and Modifications
199
Vehicle Checks
200
Doing Your Own Service Work
200
Hood
201
Engine Compartment Overview
202
Engine Cover
205
Engine Oil
205
Engine Oil Life System
208
Automatic Transmission Fluid
209
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
209
Cooling System
210
Engine Coolant
211
Engine Overheating
215
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
216
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine)
216
Washer Fluid
217
Brakes
217
Brake Fluid
218
Battery - North America
219
All-Wheel Drive
220
Starter Switch Check
220
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
220
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
220
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
221
Wiper Blade Replacement
221
Headlamp Aiming
222
Bulb Replacement
223
Halogen Bulbs
223
Fog Lamps
223
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
223
License Plate Lamp
224
Replacement Bulbs
225
Electrical System
225
Fuses
225
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
225
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
228
Wheels and Tires
230
Tires
230
All-Season Tires
231
Winter Tires
231
Summer Tires
232
Tire Sidewall Labeling
232
Tire Designations
234
Tire Terminology and Definitions
235
Tire Pressure
238
Tire Pressure Monitor System
239
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
240
Tire Inspection
243
Tire Rotation
243
When It Is Time for New Tires
244
Buying New Tires
245
Different Size Tires and Wheels
246
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
247
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
248
Wheel Replacement
248
Tire Chains
249
If a Tire Goes Flat
250
Tire Changing
251
Compact Spare Tire
257
Jump Starting
258
Jump Starting - North America
258
Towing the Vehicle
261
Recreational Vehicle Towing
261
Appearance Care
264
Exterior Care
264
Interior Care
268
Floor Mats
271
Service and Maintenance
273
General Information
273
Maintenance Schedule
274
Special Application Services
280
Additional Maintenance and Care
280
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
283
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
283
Maintenance Replacement Parts
284
Maintenance Records
285
Technical Data
286
Vehicle Identification
286
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
286
Service Parts Identification Label
286
Vehicle Data
287
Capacities and Specifications
287
Engine Drive Belt Routing
289
Customer Information
290
Customer Information
290
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
290
Customer Assistance Offices
292
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
293
Online Owner Center
293
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
293
Roadside Assistance Program
294
Scheduling Service Appointments
296
Courtesy Transportation Program
296
Collision Damage Repair
297
Service Publications Ordering Information
299
Radio Frequency Statement
300
Reporting Safety Defects
300
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
300
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
301
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
301
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
301
Event Data Recorders
302
OnStar®
302
Infotainment System
303
OnStar
304
OnStar Overview
304
OnStar Services
305
Emergency
305
Security
305
Navigation
305
Connections
306
Diagnostics
308
OnStar Additional Information
308
Index
314
Index_A
314
Index_B
315
Index_C
315
Index_D
316
Index_E
316
Index_F
317
Index_G
317
Index_H
318
Index_I
318
Index_J
318
Index_K
318
Index_L
318
Index_M
319
Index_N
320
Index_O
320
Index_P
320
Index_R
320
Index_S
321
Index_T
322
Index_U
323
Index_V
323
Index_W
323

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