2016 Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
8.03 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
10
Door Locks
10
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
22
Four-Wheel Drive
23
Vehicle Features
24
Infotainment System
24
Radio(s)
24
Satellite Radio
25
Portable Audio Devices
25
Bluetooth®
25
Steering Wheel Controls
26
Cruise Control
27
Driver Information Center (DIC)
27
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
28
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
28
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
28
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
28
Parking Assist
28
Power Outlets
29
Universal Remote System
29
Sunroof
29
eAssist Features
30
eAssist® Overview
30
Performance and Maintenance
30
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
30
Tire Pressure Monitor
31
Engine Oil Life System
31
E85 or FlexFuel
32
Roadside Assistance Program
32
Keys, Doors, and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
33
Keys
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
35
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
36
Remote Vehicle Start
38
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
40
Delayed Locking
40
Automatic Door Locks
41
Lockout Protection
41
Safety Locks
41
Doors
42
Tailgate
42
Power Assist Steps
42
Vehicle Security
44
Vehicle Alarm System
44
Immobilizer
46
Immobilizer Operation
46
Exterior Mirrors
47
Convex Mirrors
47
Manual Mirrors
47
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
47
Power Mirrors
47
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
49
Automatic Dimming Mirror
49
Blind Spot Mirrors
49
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
50
Interior Mirrors
51
Interior Rearview Mirrors
51
Manual Rearview Mirror
51
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
51
Windows
51
Manual Windows
52
Power Windows
52
Rear Windows
54
Sun Visors
54
Roof
55
Sunroof
55
Seats and Restraints
56
Head Restraints
57
Front Seats
58
Seat Adjustment
58
Center Seat
58
Power Seat Adjustment
59
Lumbar Adjustment
59
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Memory Seats
61
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
62
Rear Seats
64
Rear Seats (Double Cab Full Bench)
64
Rear Seats (Split Bench)
64
Safety Belts
65
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
67
Lap-Shoulder Belt
67
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
70
Lap Belt
71
Safety Belt Extender
71
Safety System Check
72
Safety Belt Care
72
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
72
Airbag System
73
Where Are the Airbags?
74
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
75
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
77
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
77
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
78
Airbag On-Off Switch
79
Passenger Sensing System
81
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
86
Airbag System Check
87
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
87
Child Restraints
87
Older Children
87
Infants and Young Children
89
Child Restraint Systems
91
Where to Put the Restraint
93
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
95
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
105
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat)
106
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
106
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
110
Storage
118
Storage Compartments
118
Instrument Panel Storage
118
Glove Box
118
Cupholders
119
Sunglasses Storage
119
Center Console Storage
119
Floor Console Storage
120
Additional Storage Features
120
Cargo Tie-Downs
120
Instruments and Controls
122
Controls
123
Steering Wheel Adjustment
123
Steering Wheel Controls
124
Heated Steering Wheel
124
Horn
125
Windshield Wiper/Washer
125
Compass
126
Clock
126
Power Outlets
127
Wireless Charging
129
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
130
Instrument Cluster
131
Speedometer
134
Odometer
134
Trip Odometer
134
Tachometer
134
Fuel Gauge
134
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
135
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
136
Voltmeter Gauge
137
Safety Belt Reminders
138
Airbag Readiness Light
138
Airbag On-Off Light
139
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
140
Charging System Light
141
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
142
Brake System Warning Light
143
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
144
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
144
Tow/Haul Mode Light
145
Hill Descent Control Light
145
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light (2500/3500 Series)
145
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light (1500 Series)
145
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
146
Traction Off Light
146
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
146
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
146
Tire Pressure Light
147
Low Fuel Warning Light
147
Security Light
147
High-Beam On Light
148
Front Fog Lamp Light
148
Lamps On Reminder
148
Cruise Control Light
148
Information Displays
149
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level)
149
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
150
Vehicle Messages
153
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
154
Brake System Messages
154
Compass Messages
155
Door Ajar Messages
155
Engine Cooling System Messages
155
Engine Oil Messages
156
Engine Power Messages
156
Fuel System Messages
156
Key and Lock Messages
157
Lamp Messages
157
Object Detection System Messages
157
Ride Control System Messages
158
Airbag System Messages
159
Safety Belt Messages
159
Security Messages
159
Steering System Messages
160
Tire Messages
160
Transmission Messages
161
Vehicle Reminder Messages
162
Vehicle Speed Messages
163
Washer Fluid Messages
163
Vehicle Personalization
164
Universal Remote System
171
Universal Remote System Programming
171
Universal Remote System Operation
173
Lighting
175
Exterior Lighting
175
Exterior Lamp Controls
175
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
177
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
177
Flash-to-Pass
178
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
178
Automatic Headlamp System
178
Hazard Warning Flashers
179
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
179
Fog Lamps
180
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
180
Interior Lighting
181
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
181
Cargo Lamp
181
Dome Lamps
182
Reading Lamps
182
Lighting Features
183
Entry Lighting
183
Exit Lighting
183
Battery Load Management
183
Battery Power Protection
184
Infotainment System
185
Introduction
186
Infotainment
186
Theft-Deterrent Feature
186
Overview (Base Radio)
186
Overview (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
190
Home Page (Base Radio)
191
Home Page (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
193
Software Updates
194
Radio
194
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio)
194
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
196
Satellite Radio (Base Radio)
198
Satellite Radio (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
198
Radio Reception
200
Fixed Mast Antenna
200
Multi-Band Antenna
200
Pandora Internet Radio
201
Audio Players
204
CD Player
204
USB Port (Base Radio)
206
USB Port (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
209
Auxiliary Jack
210
Bluetooth Audio
212
Voice Recognition
213
Phone
219
Bluetooth (Overview)
219
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Radio)
220
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition - Base Radio)
224
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Radio with Touchscreen)
229
Bluetooth Phone/Devices
233
Pictures and Movies (Audio System with Touchscreen)
233
Pictures and Movies (Picture System with Touchscreen)
238
Pictures and Movies (Movie System with Touchscreen)
238
Trademarks and License Agreements
240
Climate Controls
246
Climate Control Systems
246
Climate Control Systems (with Heater Only)
246
Climate Control Systems (with Air Conditioning)
248
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
249
Air Vents
253
Maintenance
253
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
253
Service
254
Driving and Operating
255
Driving Information
256
Distracted Driving
256
Defensive Driving
257
Drunk Driving
257
Control of a Vehicle
257
Braking
257
Steering
258
Off-Road Recovery
259
Loss of Control
259
Off-Road Driving
260
Driving on Wet Roads
264
Hill and Mountain Roads
265
Winter Driving
266
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
267
Vehicle Load Limits
268
Truck-Camper Loading Information
274
Starting and Operating
276
New Vehicle Break-In
276
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
276
Ignition Positions
277
Starting the Engine
278
Fast Idle System
279
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
280
Engine Coolant Heater
280
Shifting Into Park
282
Shifting out of Park
283
Parking (Manual Transmission)
283
Parking over Things That Burn
284
Active Fuel Management®
284
Engine Exhaust
284
Running the Vehicle While Parked
285
Automatic Transmission
285
Manual Mode
288
Tow/Haul Mode
291
Manual Transmission
292
Drive Systems
293
Four-Wheel Drive
293
Brakes
301
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
301
Parking Brake
302
Brake Assist
303
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
303
Ride Control Systems
304
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
304
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
306
Locking Rear Axle
307
Cruise Control
307
Driver Assistance Systems
310
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
310
Assistance Systems for Driving
313
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
313
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (2500/3500 Series)
315
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) (1500 Series)
316
Fuel
318
California Fuel Requirements
319
Fuels in Foreign Countries
320
Fuel Additives
320
E85 or FlexFuel
320
Filling the Tank
321
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
323
Trailer Towing
323
General Towing Information
323
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
323
Towing Equipment
340
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
349
Conversions and Add-Ons
350
Add-On Electrical Equipment
350
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
350
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
354
Vehicle Care
355
General Information
356
California Proposition 65 Warning
356
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
357
Accessories and Modifications
357
Vehicle Checks
357
Doing Your Own Service Work
357
Hood
358
Engine Compartment Overview
359
Engine Oil
364
Engine Oil Life System
367
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6 Speed Transmission)
368
Automatic Transmission Fluid (8 Speed Transmission)
371
Manual Transmission Fluid
371
Hydraulic Clutch
371
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
372
Cooling System
373
Engine Coolant
374
Engine Overheating
377
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
379
Engine Fan
379
Power Steering Fluid (1500 Series)
380
Power Steering Fluid (2500/3500 Series)
380
Washer Fluid
380
Brakes
381
Brake Fluid
382
Battery - North America
383
Four-Wheel Drive
384
Front Axle
385
Rear Axle
385
Noise Control System
387
Starter Switch Check
388
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
388
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
388
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
389
Wiper Blade Replacement
389
Glass Replacement
390
Headlamp Aiming
390
Bulb Replacement
390
Halogen Bulbs
390
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
390
LED Lighting
391
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
391
Fog Lamps
391
Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models)
392
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
392
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
393
Replacement Bulbs
394
Electrical System
394
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
394
Electrical System Overload
394
Fuses
395
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
395
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Right)
398
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Left)
400
Wheels and Tires
402
Tires
402
All-Season Tires
403
Winter Tires
403
Low-Profile Tires
404
All-Terrain Tires
404
Tire Sidewall Labeling
404
Tire Designations
407
Tire Terminology and Definitions
408
Tire Pressure
411
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
412
Tire Pressure Monitor System
412
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
413
Tire Inspection
417
Tire Rotation
417
When It Is Time for New Tires
419
Buying New Tires
420
Different Size Tires and Wheels
422
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
422
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
424
Wheel Replacement
424
Tire Chains
425
If a Tire Goes Flat
426
Tire Changing
427
Full-Size Spare Tire
436
Jump Starting
437
Jump Starting - North America
437
Towing the Vehicle
442
Recreational Vehicle Towing
442
Appearance Care
447
Exterior Care
447
Interior Care
452
Floor Mats
454
Service and Maintenance
456
General Information
456
Maintenance Schedule
457
Special Application Services
463
Additional Maintenance and Care
464
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
467
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
467
Maintenance Replacement Parts
469
Maintenance Records
471
Technical Data
472
Vehicle Identification
472
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
472
Service Parts Identification Label
472
Vehicle Data
473
Capacities and Specifications
473
Engine Drive Belt Routing
476
Customer Information
477
Customer Information
477
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
477
Customer Assistance Offices
479
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
480
Online Owner Center
480
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
480
Roadside Assistance Program
481
Scheduling Service Appointments
483
Courtesy Transportation Program
483
Collision Damage Repair
484
Service Publications Ordering Information
486
Radio Frequency Statement
487
Reporting Safety Defects
487
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
487
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
488
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
488
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
488
Event Data Recorders
489
OnStar®
489
Infotainment System
490
OnStar
491
OnStar Overview
491
OnStar Services
492
Emergency
492
Security
492
Navigation
492
Connections
493
Diagnostics
495
OnStar Additional Information
495
Index
501
Index_A
501
Index_B
502
Index_C
502
Index_D
504
Index_E
504
Index_F
505
Index_G
505
Index_H
506
Index_I
506
Index_J
506
Index_K
506
Index_L
506
Index_M
507
Index_N
508
Index_O
508
Index_P
509
Index_R
509
Index_S
510
Index_T
511
Index_U
512
Index_V
512
Index_W
513

FAQ about the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Manual

What contains the 2016 Silverado manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Silverado, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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