2016 Chevrolet Suburban Owner's Manual

2016 Chevrolet Suburban owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Suburban
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
6.23 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
10
Door Locks
10
Liftgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
14
Second Row Seats
14
Third Row Seats
14
Heated and Cooled Front Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Safety Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
19
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
20
Climate Controls
21
Transmission
21
Four-Wheel Drive
22
Vehicle Features
23
Infotainment System
23
Radio(s)
23
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
24
Bluetooth®
24
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Cruise Control
25
Driver Information Center (DIC)
25
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
26
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
26
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
26
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
26
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
27
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
27
Parking Assist
27
Power Outlets
27
Universal Remote System
28
Sunroof
28
Performance and Maintenance
29
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
29
Tire Pressure Monitor
29
Engine Oil Life System
29
E85 or FlexFuel
30
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Assistance Program
31
Keys, Doors, and Windows
32
Keys and Locks
32
Keys (Key Access)
32
Keys (Keyless Access)
35
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access)
36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access)
38
Remote Vehicle Start
44
Door Locks
45
Power Door Locks
46
Delayed Locking
46
Automatic Door Locks
46
Lockout Protection
47
Safety Locks
47
Doors
48
Liftgate
48
Power Assist Steps
52
Vehicle Security
53
Vehicle Alarm System
53
Immobilizer
55
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
55
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
55
Exterior Mirrors
56
Convex Mirrors
56
Power Mirrors
57
Folding Mirrors
57
Heated Mirrors
58
Blind Spot Mirrors
58
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
59
Interior Mirrors
59
Interior Rearview Mirrors
59
Manual Rearview Mirror
59
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
60
Child-View Mirror
60
Windows
60
Power Windows
60
Sun Visors
62
Roof
63
Sunroof
63
Seats and Restraints
64
Head Restraints
65
Front Seats
66
Seat Adjustment
66
Center Seat
67
Power Seat Adjustment
67
Lumbar Adjustment
67
Reclining Seatbacks
68
Memory Seats
69
Heated and Cooled Front Seats
71
Rear Seats
72
Heated Rear Seats
72
Second Row Seats
73
Third Row Seats
77
Safety Belts
81
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
82
Lap-Shoulder Belt
83
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
88
Lap Belt
88
Safety Belt Extender
89
Safety System Check
89
Safety Belt Care
89
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
90
Airbag System
90
Where Are the Airbags?
92
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
93
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
95
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
95
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
95
Passenger Sensing System
97
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
101
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
101
Airbag System Check
102
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
102
Child Restraints
103
Older Children
103
Infants and Young Children
104
Child Restraint Systems
107
Where to Put the Restraint
108
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
110
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
117
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat)
118
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
118
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
120
Storage
123
Storage Compartments
123
Instrument Panel Storage
123
Glove Box
123
Sunglasses Storage
124
Armrest Storage
124
Rear Storage
124
Center Console Storage
124
Additional Storage Features
125
Cargo Cover
125
Roof Rack System
126
Instruments and Controls
127
Controls
128
Steering Wheel Adjustment
128
Steering Wheel Controls
129
Heated Steering Wheel
130
Horn
130
Windshield Wiper/Washer
130
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
132
Compass
133
Clock
133
Power Outlets
134
Wireless Charging
136
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
137
Instrument Cluster
138
Speedometer
141
Odometer
141
Trip Odometer
141
Tachometer
141
Fuel Gauge
141
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
142
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
143
Voltmeter Gauge
144
Safety Belt Reminders
145
Airbag Readiness Light
145
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
146
Charging System Light
147
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
147
Brake System Warning Light
149
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
150
Tow/Haul Mode Light
150
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
150
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
151
Traction Off Light
151
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
151
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
151
Tire Pressure Light
152
Low Fuel Warning Light
152
Security Light
152
High-Beam On Light
153
Front Fog Lamp Light
153
Lamps On Reminder
153
Cruise Control Light
153
Information Displays
154
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level)
154
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
156
Head-Up Display (HUD)
158
Vehicle Messages
162
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
162
Brake System Messages
163
Compass Messages
163
Cruise Control Messages
163
Door Ajar Messages
164
Engine Cooling System Messages
164
Engine Oil Messages
165
Engine Power Messages
165
Fuel System Messages
166
Key and Lock Messages
166
Lamp Messages
166
Object Detection System Messages
167
Ride Control System Messages
168
Airbag System Messages
170
Security Messages
170
Steering System Messages
170
Starting the Vehicle Messages
170
Tire Messages
170
Transmission Messages
171
Vehicle Reminder Messages
173
Washer Fluid Messages
173
Vehicle Personalization
174
Universal Remote System
180
Universal Remote System Programming
180
Universal Remote System Operation
183
Lighting
184
Exterior Lighting
184
Exterior Lamp Controls
184
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
186
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
186
Flash-to-Pass
186
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
187
Automatic Headlamp System
187
Hazard Warning Flashers
188
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
188
Fog Lamps
189
Interior Lighting
189
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
189
Dome Lamps
190
Reading Lamps
190
Lighting Features
191
Entry Lighting
191
Exit Lighting
191
Battery Load Management
191
Battery Power Protection
192
Infotainment System
193
Introduction
193
Infotainment
193
Theft-Deterrent Feature
194
Overview
194
Home Page
197
Software Updates
199
Radio
199
AM-FM Radio
199
Satellite Radio
201
Radio Reception
201
Rear Side Window Antenna
202
Multi-Band Antenna
202
Audio Players
203
CD Player
203
USB Port
205
Auxiliary Jack
208
Phone
209
Bluetooth (Overview)
209
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Radio)
210
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition - Base Radio)
214
Trademarks and License Agreements
219
Climate Controls
221
Climate Control Systems
221
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
221
Rear Climate Control System
225
Air Vents
226
Maintenance
226
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
226
Service
227
Driving and Operating
228
Driving Information
229
Distracted Driving
229
Defensive Driving
230
Drunk Driving
230
Control of a Vehicle
230
Braking
230
Steering
231
Off-Road Recovery
231
Loss of Control
232
Off-Road Driving
232
Driving on Wet Roads
237
Hill and Mountain Roads
238
Winter Driving
238
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
239
Vehicle Load Limits
241
Starting and Operating
245
New Vehicle Break-In
245
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
245
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
246
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
248
Starting the Engine
249
Engine Heater
251
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
252
Shifting Into Park
253
Shifting out of Park
254
Parking over Things That Burn
254
Active Fuel Management®
255
Engine Exhaust
255
Running the Vehicle While Parked
256
Automatic Transmission
256
Manual Mode
258
Tow/Haul Mode
260
Drive Systems
261
Four-Wheel Drive
261
Brakes
266
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
266
Parking Brake
266
Brake Assist
267
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
267
Ride Control Systems
268
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
268
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
270
Magnetic Ride Control
271
Locking Rear Axle
271
Automatic Level Control
271
Cruise Control
272
Adaptive Cruise Control
274
Driver Assistance Systems
281
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
282
Assistance Systems for Driving
284
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
284
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
287
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
288
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
288
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
290
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
290
Fuel
292
California Fuel Requirements
293
Fuels in Foreign Countries
293
Fuel Additives
293
E85 or FlexFuel
294
Filling the Tank
294
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
296
Trailer Towing
297
General Towing Information
297
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
297
Towing Equipment
303
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
309
Conversions and Add-Ons
310
Add-On Electrical Equipment
310
Vehicle Care
311
General Information
312
California Proposition 65 Warning
312
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
313
Accessories and Modifications
313
Vehicle Checks
313
Doing Your Own Service Work
313
Hood
314
Engine Compartment Overview
315
Engine Oil
316
Engine Oil Life System
318
Automatic Transmission Fluid
319
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
322
Cooling System
323
Engine Coolant
324
Engine Overheating
327
Engine Fan
328
Power Steering Fluid
329
Washer Fluid
329
Brakes
329
Brake Fluid
330
Battery - North America
332
Four-Wheel Drive
332
Front Axle
333
Rear Axle
333
Noise Control System
334
Starter Switch Check
335
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
335
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
336
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
336
Wiper Blade Replacement
336
Glass Replacement
337
Windshield Replacement
337
Headlamp Aiming
338
Bulb Replacement
338
Halogen Bulbs
338
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
339
LED Lighting
339
Headlamps
339
Fog Lamps
339
Front Turn Signal Lamps
340
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
340
License Plate Lamp
341
Replacement Bulbs
342
Electrical System
342
Electrical System Overload
342
Fuses
343
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
343
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Left)
346
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Right)
349
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
351
Wheels and Tires
352
Tires
352
All-Season Tires
353
Winter Tires
353
Low-Profile Tires
354
All-Terrain Tires
354
Tire Sidewall Labeling
354
Tire Designations
355
Tire Terminology and Definitions
356
Tire Pressure
359
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
360
Tire Pressure Monitor System
361
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
362
Tire Inspection
365
Tire Rotation
365
When It Is Time for New Tires
366
Buying New Tires
367
Different Size Tires and Wheels
368
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
369
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
370
Wheel Replacement
370
Tire Chains
371
If a Tire Goes Flat
372
Tire Changing
373
Full-Size Spare Tire
382
Jump Starting
383
Jump Starting - North America
383
Towing the Vehicle
386
Recreational Vehicle Towing
386
Appearance Care
392
Exterior Care
392
Interior Care
396
Floor Mats
399
Service and Maintenance
401
General Information
401
Maintenance Schedule
402
Special Application Services
408
Additional Maintenance and Care
408
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
411
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
411
Maintenance Replacement Parts
412
Maintenance Records
414
Technical Data
415
Vehicle Identification
415
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
415
Service Parts Identification Label
415
Vehicle Data
416
Capacities and Specifications
416
Engine Drive Belt Routing
417
Customer Information
418
Customer Information
418
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
418
Customer Assistance Offices
420
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
421
Online Owner Center
421
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
422
Roadside Assistance Program
422
Scheduling Service Appointments
424
Courtesy Transportation Program
424
Collision Damage Repair
425
Service Publications Ordering Information
427
Radio Frequency Statement
428
Reporting Safety Defects
428
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
428
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
429
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
429
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
429
Event Data Recorders
430
OnStar®
430
Infotainment System
431
OnStar
432
OnStar Overview
432
OnStar Services
433
Emergency
433
Security
433
Navigation
433
Connections
434
Diagnostics
436
OnStar Additional Information
436
Index
442
Index_A
442
Index_B
443
Index_C
443
Index_D
444
Index_E
445
Index_F
445
Index_G
446
Index_H
446
Index_I
447
Index_J
447
Index_K
447
Index_L
447
Index_M
448
Index_N
449
Index_O
449
Index_P
449
Index_R
449
Index_S
450
Index_T
452
Index_U
452
Index_V
453
Index_W
453

FAQ about the 2016 Chevrolet Suburban Manual

What contains the 2016 Suburban manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Suburban, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Suburban owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Suburban

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