2016 Chevrolet Traverse Owner's Manual

2016 Chevrolet Traverse owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Traverse
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.38 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
12
Second Row Seats
13
Third Row Seats
13
Heated and Cooled Front Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Infotainment System
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
24
Portable Audio Devices
24
Bluetooth®
25
Steering Wheel Controls (Radio without Touchscreen)
25
Steering Wheel Controls (Radio with Touchscreen)
26
Cruise Control
26
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
26
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
27
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
27
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
27
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
28
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
28
Parking Assist
28
Power Outlets
28
Universal Remote System
28
Sunroof
28
Performance and Maintenance
29
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
29
Tire Pressure Monitor
29
Engine Oil Life System
30
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Assistance Program
31
Keys, Doors, and Windows
32
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
34
Remote Vehicle Start
36
Door Locks
37
Power Door Locks
38
Delayed Locking
38
Automatic Door Locks
39
Lockout Protection
39
Safety Locks
39
Doors
40
Liftgate
40
Vehicle Security
43
Vehicle Alarm System
43
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation
44
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
46
Folding Mirrors
46
Heated Mirrors
47
Park Tilt Mirrors
47
Interior Mirrors
47
Interior Rearview Mirrors
47
Manual Rearview Mirror
47
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
48
Windows
48
Power Windows
48
Sun Visors
50
Roof
50
Sunroof
50
Seats and Restraints
52
Head Restraints
53
Front Seats
54
Seat Adjustment
54
Power Seat Adjustment
55
Lumbar Adjustment
55
Reclining Seatbacks
56
Memory Seats
57
Heated and Cooled Front Seats
58
Rear Seats
59
Third Row Seats
61
Safety Belts
64
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
65
Lap-Shoulder Belt
66
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
70
Safety Belt Extender
70
Safety System Check
70
Safety Belt Care
71
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
71
Airbag System
72
Where Are the Airbags?
73
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
75
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
76
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
76
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
76
Passenger Sensing System
78
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
82
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
82
Airbag System Check
83
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
83
Child Restraints
84
Older Children
84
Infants and Young Children
85
Child Restraint Systems
88
Where to Put the Restraint
89
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
91
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
97
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
97
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
99
Storage
103
Storage Compartments
103
Instrument Panel Storage
103
Glove Box
103
Cupholders
103
Armrest Storage
104
Center Console Storage
104
Additional Storage Features
105
Cargo Cover
105
Cargo Tie-Downs
105
Cargo Management System
105
Convenience Net
106
Roof Rack System
106
Instruments and Controls
108
Controls
109
Steering Wheel Adjustment
109
Steering Wheel Controls (Radio without Touchscreen)
109
Steering Wheel Controls (Radio with Touchscreen)
110
Heated Steering Wheel
111
Horn
111
Windshield Wiper/Washer
111
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
112
Compass
112
Clock (Radio without Touchscreen)
114
Clock (Radio with Touchscreen)
115
Power Outlets
115
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
117
Instrument Cluster
118
Speedometer
119
Odometer
119
Tachometer
119
Fuel Gauge
119
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
120
Voltmeter Gauge
121
Safety Belt Reminders
121
Airbag Readiness Light
122
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
122
Charging System Light
123
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
124
Brake System Warning Light
125
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
126
Tow/Haul Mode Light
127
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
127
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
127
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
127
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
128
Tire Pressure Light
128
Engine Oil Pressure Light
128
Security Light
129
High-Beam On Light
129
Cruise Control Light
130
Information Displays
130
Driver Information Center (DIC) (With DIC Buttons)
130
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Without DIC Buttons)
135
Vehicle Messages
137
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
138
Brake System Messages
138
Cruise Control Messages
138
Door Ajar Messages
138
Engine Cooling System Messages
139
Engine Oil Messages
140
Engine Power Messages
140
Fuel System Messages
141
Key and Lock Messages
141
Lamp Messages
141
Object Detection System Messages
141
Ride Control System Messages
143
Airbag System Messages
143
Security Messages
143
Service Vehicle Messages
144
Tire Messages
144
Transmission Messages
145
Vehicle Reminder Messages
146
Vehicle Speed Messages
146
Washer Fluid Messages
146
Vehicle Personalization
146
Vehicle Personalization (With DIC Buttons)
146
Universal Remote System
153
Universal Remote System Programming
153
Universal Remote System Operation
155
Lighting
157
Exterior Lighting
157
Exterior Lamp Controls
157
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
157
Flash-to-Pass
158
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
158
Delayed Headlamps
158
Hazard Warning Flashers
159
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
159
Fog Lamps
160
Interior Lighting
160
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
160
Courtesy Lamps
161
Dome Lamps
161
Reading Lamps
161
Lighting Features
162
Entry Lighting
162
Delayed Entry Lighting
162
Delayed Exit Lighting
162
Parade Dimming
162
Battery Load Management
163
Battery Power Protection
163
Infotainment System
164
Introduction
164
Infotainment
164
Theft-Deterrent Feature
165
Overview (Radio without Touchscreen)
166
Overview (Radio with Touchscreen)
168
Operation (Radio without Touchscreen)
168
Operation (Radio with Touchscreen)
170
Radio
173
AM-FM Radio (Radio without Touchscreen)
173
AM-FM Radio (Radio with Touchscreen)
174
Satellite Radio (Radio without Touchscreen)
177
Satellite Radio (Radio with Touchscreen)
180
Radio Reception
181
Multi-Band Antenna
181
Audio Players
182
CD Player (Radio without Touchscreen)
182
CD Player (Radio with Touchscreen)
184
MP3 (Radio without Touchscreen)
186
MP3 (Radio with Touchscreen)
191
Auxiliary Devices
193
OnStar System
194
Rear Seat Infotainment
194
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
194
Phone
196
Bluetooth
196
Settings
203
Trademarks and License Agreements
204
Climate Controls
205
Climate Control Systems
205
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
208
Rear Climate Control System
212
Rear Climate Control System (with Rear Seat Audio)
213
Air Vents
214
Maintenance
215
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
215
Driving and Operating
216
Driving Information
217
Distracted Driving
217
Defensive Driving
217
Drunk Driving
217
Control of a Vehicle
218
Braking
218
Steering
218
Off-Road Recovery
219
Loss of Control
219
Driving on Wet Roads
220
Hill and Mountain Roads
221
Winter Driving
221
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
223
Vehicle Load Limits
223
Starting and Operating
227
New Vehicle Break-In
227
Ignition Positions
227
Starting the Engine
229
Engine Heater
230
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
231
Shifting Into Park
231
Shifting out of Park
232
Parking over Things That Burn
233
Engine Exhaust
233
Running the Vehicle While Parked
234
Automatic Transmission
234
Manual Mode
236
Tow/Haul Mode
237
Drive Systems
238
All-Wheel Drive
238
Brakes
238
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
238
Parking Brake
239
Brake Assist
239
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
240
Ride Control Systems
240
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
240
Cruise Control
242
Driver Assistance Systems
244
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
244
Parking Assist
247
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
248
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
250
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
251
Fuel
253
California Fuel Requirements
254
Fuels in Foreign Countries
254
Fuel Additives
254
Filling the Tank
255
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
256
Trailer Towing
257
General Towing Information
257
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
257
Towing Equipment
262
Conversions and Add-Ons
264
Add-On Electrical Equipment
264
Vehicle Care
265
General Information
266
California Proposition 65 Warning
266
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
266
Accessories and Modifications
267
Vehicle Checks
267
Doing Your Own Service Work
267
Hood
268
Engine Compartment Overview
269
Engine Cover
270
Engine Oil
270
Engine Oil Life System
273
Automatic Transmission Fluid
274
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
274
Cooling System
275
Engine Coolant
276
Engine Overheating
279
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
281
Power Steering Fluid
281
Washer Fluid
282
Brakes
283
Brake Fluid
283
Battery - North America
284
All-Wheel Drive
285
Starter Switch Check
285
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
285
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
286
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
286
Wiper Blade Replacement
286
Headlamp Aiming
288
Bulb Replacement
288
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
288
License Plate Lamp
289
Replacement Bulbs
289
Electrical System
290
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
290
Electrical System Overload
290
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
290
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
291
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
294
Wheels and Tires
297
Tires
297
All-Season Tires
298
Winter Tires
298
Summer Tires
299
Tire Sidewall Labeling
299
Tire Designations
301
Tire Terminology and Definitions
302
Tire Pressure
304
Tire Pressure Monitor System
305
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
306
Tire Inspection
309
Tire Rotation
310
When It Is Time for New Tires
311
Buying New Tires
311
Different Size Tires and Wheels
313
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
313
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
315
Wheel Replacement
315
Tire Chains
316
If a Tire Goes Flat
316
Tire Changing
317
Compact Spare Tire
324
Jump Starting
326
Jump Starting - North America
326
Towing the Vehicle
329
Recreational Vehicle Towing
329
Appearance Care
333
Exterior Care
333
Interior Care
337
Floor Mats
340
Service and Maintenance
342
General Information
342
Maintenance Schedule
343
Special Application Services
349
Additional Maintenance and Care
349
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
352
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
352
Maintenance Replacement Parts
353
Maintenance Records
354
Technical Data
355
Vehicle Identification
355
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
355
Service Parts Identification Label
355
Vehicle Data
356
Capacities and Specifications
356
Engine Drive Belt Routing
357
Customer Information
358
Customer Information
358
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
358
Customer Assistance Offices
360
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
361
Online Owner Center
361
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
361
Roadside Assistance Program
362
Scheduling Service Appointments
364
Courtesy Transportation Program
364
Collision Damage Repair
365
Service Publications Ordering Information
367
Radio Frequency Statement
368
Reporting Safety Defects
368
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
368
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
369
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
369
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
369
Event Data Recorders
370
OnStar®
370
Infotainment System
371
OnStar
372
OnStar Overview
372
OnStar Services
373
Emergency
373
Security
373
Navigation
373
Connections
374
Diagnostics
376
OnStar Additional Information
376
Index
382
Index_A
382
Index_B
383
Index_C
383
Index_D
384
Index_E
385
Index_F
385
Index_G
386
Index_H
386
Index_I
386
Index_J
387
Index_K
387
Index_L
387
Index_M
387
Index_N
388
Index_O
388
Index_P
388
Index_R
389
Index_S
390
Index_T
391
Index_U
392
Index_V
392
Index_W
392

FAQ about the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse Manual

What contains the 2016 Traverse manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Traverse, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Traverse year 2016 free?

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The Chevrolet Traverse (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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