2016 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

2016 Chevrolet Impala owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Impala
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
5.07 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
9
Door Locks
10
Trunk
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
13
Second Row Seats
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Infotainment System
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
23
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
23
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
24
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
24
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
24
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
24
Parking Assist
24
Power Outlets
25
Universal Remote System
25
Sunroof
25
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
26
Engine Oil Life System
27
E85 or FlexFuel
27
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
28
Keys, Doors, and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
29
Keys
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
31
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
43
Vehicle Alarm System
43
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
44
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
45
Exterior Mirrors
46
Convex Mirrors
46
Power Mirrors
46
Folding Mirrors
47
Heated Mirrors
47
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
47
Interior Mirrors
48
Interior Rearview Mirrors
48
Manual Rearview Mirror
48
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
48
Windows
48
Power Windows
48
Sun Visors
50
Roof
51
Sunroof
51
Seats and Restraints
53
Head Restraints
54
Front Seats
56
Seat Adjustment
56
Power Seat Adjustment
57
Lumbar Adjustment
57
Reclining Seatbacks
58
Memory Seats
59
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
61
Rear Seats
62
Rear Seat Armrest
63
Safety Belts
64
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
65
Lap-Shoulder Belt
66
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
68
Safety Belt Extender
68
Safety System Check
69
Safety Belt Care
69
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
69
Airbag System
70
Where Are the Airbags?
72
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
74
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
75
Passenger Sensing System
76
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Airbag System Check
81
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
81
Child Restraints
82
Older Children
82
Infants and Young Children
84
Child Restraint Systems
86
Where to Put the Restraint
88
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
89
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
95
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
95
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
97
Storage
100
Storage Compartments
100
Instrument Panel Storage
100
Glove Box
101
Cupholders
101
Center Console Storage
101
Umbrella Storage
102
Additional Storage Features
102
Cargo Management System
102
Convenience Net
103
Instruments and Controls
104
Controls
105
Steering Wheel Adjustment
105
Steering Wheel Controls
106
Heated Steering Wheel
106
Horn
106
Windshield Wiper/Washer
107
Compass
108
Clock (Base Radio)
108
Clock (Uplevel Radio)
109
Power Outlets
109
Wireless Charging
110
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
112
Instrument Cluster
113
Speedometer
116
Odometer
116
Trip Odometer
116
Tachometer
116
Fuel Gauge
117
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
118
Safety Belt Reminders
118
Airbag Readiness Light
119
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
119
Charging System Light
120
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
121
Brake System Warning Light
122
Electric Parking Brake Light
123
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
123
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
124
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
124
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
124
Traction Off Light
125
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
125
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
125
Tire Pressure Light
126
Engine Oil Pressure Light
126
Low Fuel Warning Light
126
Security Light
127
High-Beam On Light
127
Lamps On Reminder
127
Cruise Control Light
127
Door Ajar Light
128
Information Displays
128
Driver Information Center (DIC)
128
Vehicle Messages
130
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
131
Brake System Messages
131
Compass Messages
131
Cruise Control Messages
132
Door Ajar Messages
132
Engine Cooling System Messages
133
Engine Oil Messages
133
Engine Power Messages
134
Fuel System Messages
134
Key and Lock Messages
134
Lamp Messages
135
Object Detection System Messages
135
Ride Control System Messages
137
Airbag System Messages
137
Security Messages
137
Service Vehicle Messages
137
Starting the Vehicle Messages
137
Tire Messages
138
Transmission Messages
138
Vehicle Reminder Messages
138
Vehicle Speed Messages
139
Washer Fluid Messages
139
Window Messages
139
Vehicle Personalization
139
Universal Remote System
145
Universal Remote System Programming
145
Universal Remote System Operation
148
Lighting
149
Exterior Lighting
149
Exterior Lamp Controls
149
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
150
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
150
Flash-to-Pass
150
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
150
Automatic Headlamp System
151
Hazard Warning Flashers
151
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
152
Interior Lighting
152
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
152
Courtesy Lamps
152
Dome Lamps
153
Reading Lamps
153
Lighting Features
154
Entry Lighting
154
Exit Lighting
154
Battery Load Management
154
Battery Power Protection
155
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
155
Infotainment System
156
Introduction
156
Infotainment
156
Theft-Deterrent Feature
157
Overview
158
Home Page
159
Software Updates
161
Radio
162
AM-FM Radio
162
Satellite Radio
163
Radio Reception
164
Backglass Antenna
164
Multi-Band Antenna
165
Audio Players
165
USB Port
165
SD Card Reader
168
Auxiliary Jack
168
Phone
169
Bluetooth (Overview)
169
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Radio)
171
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition - Base Radio)
175
Trademarks and License Agreements
180
Climate Controls
182
Climate Control Systems
182
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
185
Air Vents
189
Maintenance
190
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
190
Service
190
Driving and Operating
191
Driving Information
192
Distracted Driving
192
Defensive Driving
193
Drunk Driving
193
Control of a Vehicle
193
Braking
193
Steering
194
Off-Road Recovery
194
Loss of Control
195
Track Events and Competitive Driving
195
Driving on Wet Roads
196
Hill and Mountain Roads
196
Winter Driving
197
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
198
Vehicle Load Limits
199
Starting and Operating
202
New Vehicle Break-In
202
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
202
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
204
Starting the Engine
205
Engine Heater
208
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
209
Shifting Into Park
209
Shifting out of Park
210
Parking over Things That Burn
211
Engine Exhaust
211
Running the Vehicle While Parked
211
Automatic Transmission
212
Manual Mode
213
Brakes
214
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
214
Parking Brake
215
Brake Assist
217
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
217
Ride Control Systems
217
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
217
Cruise Control
219
Adaptive Cruise Control
221
Driver Assistance Systems
228
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
229
Assistance Systems for Driving
231
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
231
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
233
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
234
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
234
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
236
Fuel
238
California Fuel Requirements
239
Fuels in Foreign Countries
239
Fuel Additives
239
E85 or FlexFuel
240
Filling the Tank
240
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
242
Towing
243
General Towing Information
243
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
243
Trailer Towing (Bi-Fuel)
245
Trailer Towing (All except Bi-Fuel)
245
Towing Equipment
247
Conversions and Add-Ons
247
Add-On Electrical Equipment
247
Vehicle Care
249
General Information
250
California Proposition 65 Warning
250
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
250
Accessories and Modifications
250
Vehicle Checks
251
Doing Your Own Service Work
251
Hood
251
Engine Compartment Overview
253
Engine Oil
256
Engine Oil Life System
258
Automatic Transmission Fluid
259
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
260
Cooling System
261
Engine Coolant
262
Engine Overheating
265
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
266
Washer Fluid
266
Brakes
267
Brake Fluid
268
Battery - North America
269
Starter Switch Check
270
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
270
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
271
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
271
Wiper Blade Replacement
271
Headlamp Aiming
272
Bulb Replacement
272
Halogen Bulbs
272
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
273
LED Lighting
273
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
273
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
274
License Plate Lamp
276
Replacement Bulbs
276
Electrical System
277
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
277
Electrical System Overload
277
Fuses
277
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
278
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
281
Wheels and Tires
284
Tires
284
All-Season Tires
285
Winter Tires
285
Summer Tires
285
Tire Sidewall Labeling
286
Tire Designations
288
Tire Terminology and Definitions
289
Tire Pressure
291
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
292
Tire Pressure Monitor System
293
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
294
Tire Inspection
297
Tire Rotation
297
When It Is Time for New Tires
298
Buying New Tires
299
Different Size Tires and Wheels
300
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
300
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
302
Wheel Replacement
302
Tire Chains
303
If a Tire Goes Flat
303
Tire Changing
305
Compact Spare Tire
310
Jump Starting
311
Jump Starting - North America
311
Towing the Vehicle
314
Recreational Vehicle Towing
314
Appearance Care
316
Exterior Care
316
Interior Care
320
Floor Mats
323
Service and Maintenance
325
General Information
325
Maintenance Schedule
326
Special Application Services
332
Additional Maintenance and Care
332
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
335
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
335
Maintenance Replacement Parts
336
Maintenance Records
337
Technical Data
338
Vehicle Identification
338
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
338
Service Parts Identification Label
338
Vehicle Data
339
Capacities and Specifications
339
Engine Drive Belt Routing
341
Customer Information
342
Customer Information
342
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
342
Customer Assistance Offices
344
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
345
Online Owner Center
345
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
346
Roadside Assistance Program
346
Scheduling Service Appointments
348
Courtesy Transportation Program
348
Collision Damage Repair
349
Service Publications Ordering Information
351
Radio Frequency Statement
352
Reporting Safety Defects
352
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
352
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
353
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
353
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
353
Event Data Recorders
354
OnStar®
354
Infotainment System
355
OnStar
356
OnStar Overview
356
OnStar Services
357
Emergency
357
Security
357
Navigation
357
Connections
358
Diagnostics
360
OnStar Additional Information
360
Index
366
Index_A
366
Index_B
367
Index_C
367
Index_D
368
Index_E
369
Index_F
369
Index_G
370
Index_H
370
Index_I
371
Index_J
371
Index_K
371
Index_L
371
Index_M
372
Index_N
372
Index_O
372
Index_P
373
Index_R
373
Index_S
374
Index_T
375
Index_U
376
Index_V
376
Index_W
376

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  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Impala, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
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