2016 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2016 Chevrolet Malibu owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Malibu
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
6.15 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
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
Memory Features
13
Second Row Seats
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
Vehicle Features
19
Infotainment System
19
Radio(s)
19
Satellite Radio
19
Portable Audio Devices
19
Bluetooth®
19
Steering Wheel Controls
20
Cruise Control
20
Driver Information Center (DIC)
20
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
21
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
22
Power Outlets
22
Universal Remote System
22
Sunroof
22
Performance and Maintenance
23
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
24
Engine Oil Life System
24
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
24
Roadside Assistance Program
25
Keys, Doors, and Windows
26
Keys and Locks
26
Keys
26
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
28
Remote Vehicle Start
34
Door Locks
35
Power Door Locks
36
Delayed Locking
36
Automatic Door Locks
37
Lockout Protection
37
Safety Locks
37
Doors
38
Trunk
38
Vehicle Security
40
Vehicle Alarm System
40
Immobilizer
41
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
41
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
42
Exterior Mirrors
43
Convex Mirrors
43
Power Mirrors
43
Heated Mirrors
43
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
43
Interior Mirrors
44
Interior Rearview Mirrors
44
Manual Rearview Mirror
44
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
44
Windows
44
Power Windows
45
Sun Visors
46
Roof
47
Sunroof
47
Seats and Restraints
48
Head Restraints
49
Front Seats
50
Seat Adjustment
50
Power Seat Adjustment
51
Lumbar Adjustment
51
Reclining Seatbacks
51
Memory Seats
53
Heated Front Seats
54
Rear Seats
55
Rear Seat Armrest
57
Safety Belts
57
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
58
Lap-Shoulder Belt
59
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
61
Safety Belt Extender
62
Safety System Check
62
Safety Belt Care
62
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
63
Airbag System
63
Where Are the Airbags?
65
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
66
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
68
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
73
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Airbag System Check
74
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
75
Child Restraints
75
Older Children
75
Infants and Young Children
77
Child Restraint Systems
79
Where to Put the Restraint
81
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
82
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
89
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
89
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
91
Storage
94
Storage Compartments
94
Instrument Panel Storage
94
Glove Box
94
Cupholders
95
Center Console Storage
95
Additional Storage Features
95
Cargo Tie-Downs
95
Convenience Net
95
Instruments and Controls
96
Controls
97
Steering Wheel Adjustment
97
Steering Wheel Controls
97
Horn
98
Windshield Wiper/Washer
98
Compass
99
Clock
99
Power Outlets
100
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
101
Instrument Cluster
102
Speedometer
103
Odometer
103
Trip Odometer
103
Tachometer
103
Fuel Gauge
103
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
104
Safety Belt Reminders
104
Airbag Readiness Light
105
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
105
Charging System Light
106
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
107
Brake System Warning Light
108
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
109
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
109
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
110
Traction Off Light
110
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
110
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
110
Tire Pressure Light
111
Engine Oil Pressure Light
111
Low Fuel Warning Light
112
Security Light
112
High-Beam On Light
112
Front Fog Lamp Light
112
Lamps On Reminder
113
Cruise Control Light
113
Door Ajar Light
113
Information Displays
113
Center Stack Display
113
Driver Information Center (DIC)
113
Vehicle Messages
116
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
117
Brake System Messages
117
Compass Messages
117
Cruise Control Messages
117
Door Ajar Messages
117
Engine Cooling System Messages
118
Engine Oil Messages
118
Engine Power Messages
119
Fuel System Messages
119
Key and Lock Messages
119
Lamp Messages
119
Object Detection System Messages
120
Ride Control System Messages
121
Security Messages
121
Service Vehicle Messages
121
Tire Messages
121
Transmission Messages
122
Vehicle Reminder Messages
122
Washer Fluid Messages
122
Window Messages
122
Vehicle Personalization
123
Universal Remote System
129
Universal Remote System Programming
129
Universal Remote System Operation
132
Lighting
133
Exterior Lighting
133
Exterior Lamp Controls
133
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
133
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
133
Flash-to-Pass
134
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
134
Automatic Headlamp System
134
Hazard Warning Flashers
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
135
Fog Lamps
136
Interior Lighting
136
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
136
Courtesy Lamps
136
Dome Lamps
137
Reading Lamps
137
Lighting Features
138
Entry Lighting
138
Exit Lighting
138
Battery Load Management
138
Infotainment System
140
Introduction
140
Infotainment
140
Theft-Deterrent Feature
141
Overview
141
Operation
143
Radio
147
AM-FM Radio
147
Satellite Radio
148
Radio Reception
149
Backglass Antenna
150
Multi-Band Antenna
150
Audio Players
151
CD Player
151
Auxiliary Devices
152
Phone
157
Bluetooth (Overview)
157
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
158
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
162
Climate Controls
168
Climate Control Systems
168
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
171
Air Vents
174
Maintenance
175
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
175
Service
176
Driving and Operating
177
Driving Information
178
Distracted Driving
178
Defensive Driving
178
Drunk Driving
178
Control of a Vehicle
179
Braking
179
Steering
179
Off-Road Recovery
180
Loss of Control
180
Track Events and Competitive Driving
181
Driving on Wet Roads
181
Hill and Mountain Roads
182
Winter Driving
183
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
184
Vehicle Load Limits
184
Starting and Operating
188
New Vehicle Break-In
188
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
188
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
190
Starting the Engine
192
Engine Heater
193
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
195
Shifting Into Park
195
Shifting out of Park
196
Parking over Things That Burn
197
Engine Exhaust
197
Running the Vehicle While Parked
198
Automatic Transmission
198
Manual Mode
200
Brakes
201
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
201
Parking Brake
201
Brake Assist
202
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
202
Ride Control Systems
203
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
203
Cruise Control
205
Driver Assistance Systems
207
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
207
Parking Assist
209
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
211
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
212
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
214
Fuel
216
California Fuel Requirements
217
Fuels in Foreign Countries
217
Fuel Additives
217
Filling the Tank
217
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
219
Trailer Towing
219
General Towing Information
219
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
219
Towing Equipment
223
Conversions and Add-Ons
224
Add-On Electrical Equipment
224
Vehicle Care
226
General Information
227
California Proposition 65 Warning
227
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
227
Accessories and Modifications
227
Vehicle Checks
228
Doing Your Own Service Work
228
Hood
228
Engine Compartment Overview
230
Engine Oil
231
Engine Oil Life System
233
Automatic Transmission Fluid
234
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
234
Cooling System
235
Engine Coolant
236
Engine Overheating
239
Washer Fluid
240
Brakes
241
Brake Fluid
241
Battery - North America
242
Starter Switch Check
244
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
244
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
244
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
244
Wiper Blade Replacement
245
Headlamp Aiming
246
Bulb Replacement
246
Halogen Bulbs
246
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
246
LED Lighting
246
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
247
Fog Lamps
249
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps (LS and LT)
250
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps (LTZ)
251
License Plate Lamp
252
Replacement Bulbs
253
Electrical System
254
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
254
Electrical System Overload
254
Fuses
254
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
255
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
259
Wheels and Tires
261
Tires
261
All-Season Tires
262
Winter Tires
262
Summer Tires
262
Tire Sidewall Labeling
263
Tire Designations
265
Tire Terminology and Definitions
265
Tire Pressure
268
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
269
Tire Pressure Monitor System
270
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
271
Tire Inspection
274
Tire Rotation
274
When It Is Time for New Tires
275
Buying New Tires
276
Different Size Tires and Wheels
277
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
278
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
279
Wheel Replacement
279
Tire Chains
280
If a Tire Goes Flat
281
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
282
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
288
Tire Changing
288
Compact Spare Tire
293
Jump Starting
294
Jump Starting - North America
294
Towing the Vehicle
297
Recreational Vehicle Towing
297
Appearance Care
299
Exterior Care
299
Interior Care
304
Floor Mats
307
Service and Maintenance
309
General Information
309
Maintenance Schedule
310
Special Application Services
316
Additional Maintenance and Care
317
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
320
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
320
Maintenance Replacement Parts
321
Maintenance Records
322
Technical Data
323
Vehicle Identification
323
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
323
Service Parts Identification Label
323
Vehicle Data
324
Capacities and Specifications
324
Engine Drive Belt Routing
325
Customer Information
326
Customer Information
326
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
326
Customer Assistance Offices
328
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
329
Online Owner Center
329
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
329
Roadside Assistance Program
330
Scheduling Service Appointments
332
Courtesy Transportation Program
332
Collision Damage Repair
333
Service Publications Ordering Information
335
Radio Frequency Statement
336
Reporting Safety Defects
336
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
336
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
337
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
337
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
337
Event Data Recorders
338
OnStar®
338
Infotainment System
339
OnStar
340
OnStar Overview
340
OnStar Services
341
Emergency
341
Security
341
Navigation
341
Connections
342
Diagnostics
344
OnStar Additional Information
344
Index
350
Index_A
350
Index_B
351
Index_C
351
Index_D
352
Index_E
353
Index_F
353
Index_G
354
Index_H
354
Index_I
354
Index_J
355
Index_K
355
Index_L
355
Index_M
356
Index_N
356
Index_O
356
Index_P
357
Index_R
357
Index_S
358
Index_T
359
Index_U
360
Index_V
360
Index_W
360

FAQ about the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

What contains the 2016 Malibu manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Malibu owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Malibu, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Malibu year 2016 free?

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The Chevrolet Malibu (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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