2016 Chevrolet Trax Owner's Manual

2016 Chevrolet Trax owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Trax
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
5.07 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
About Driving the Vehicle
4
Danger, Warning, and Caution
4
Symbols
4
In Brief
6
Instrument Panel
7
Initial Drive Information
8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
8
Remote Vehicle Start
9
Door Locks
9
Liftgate
10
Windows
10
Seat Adjustment
10
Second Row Seats
12
Heated Seats
12
Head Restraint Adjustment
12
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
13
Mirror Adjustment
13
Steering Wheel Adjustment
14
Interior Lighting
14
Exterior Lighting
15
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
16
Transmission
17
Vehicle Features
18
Radio(s)
18
Satellite Radio
19
Portable Audio Devices
20
Bluetooth®
20
Steering Wheel Controls
20
Cruise Control
21
Driver Information Center (DIC)
21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
22
Parking Assist
22
Power Outlets
22
Sunroof
22
Performance and Maintenance
23
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
23
Engine Oil Life System
23
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
24
Roadside Assistance Program
24
Keys, Doors, and Windows
25
Keys and Locks
25
Keys
25
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
27
Remote Vehicle Start
29
Door Locks
30
Power Door Locks
31
Delayed Locking
31
Automatic Door Locks
32
Safety Locks
32
Doors
33
Liftgate
33
Vehicle Security
34
Vehicle Alarm System
34
Immobilizer
35
Immobilizer Operation
35
Exterior Mirrors
36
Convex Mirrors
36
Power Mirrors
36
Folding Mirrors
36
Heated Mirrors
36
Interior Mirrors
37
Interior Rearview Mirrors
37
Manual Rearview Mirror
37
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
37
Windows
37
Power Windows
38
Sun Visors
39
Roof
39
Sunroof
39
Seats and Restraints
41
Head Restraints
42
Front Seats
43
Seat Adjustment
43
Power Seat Adjustment
44
Lumbar Adjustment
44
Reclining Seatbacks
45
Front Seat Armrest
46
Heated Front Seats
46
Folding Seatback
47
Rear Seats
48
Rear Seat Armrest
51
Safety Belts
51
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
52
Lap-Shoulder Belt
53
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
56
Safety Belt Extender
56
Safety System Check
56
Safety Belt Care
57
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
57
Airbag System
58
Where Are the Airbags?
59
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
61
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
62
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
62
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
62
Passenger Sensing System
64
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Airbag System Check
68
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
69
Child Restraints
69
Older Children
69
Infants and Young Children
71
Child Restraint Systems
73
Where to Put the Restraint
75
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
76
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
81
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
82
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
84
Storage
87
Storage Compartments
87
Instrument Panel Storage
87
Glove Box
88
Cupholders
88
Sunglasses Storage
88
Underseat Storage
88
Additional Storage Features
88
Cargo Cover
88
Cargo Management System
89
Convenience Net
89
Warning Triangle
90
Roof Rack System
90
Instruments and Controls
91
Controls
92
Steering Wheel Adjustment
92
Steering Wheel Controls
92
Horn
92
Windshield Wiper/Washer
93
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
93
Compass
94
Clock
94
Power Outlets
96
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
97
Instrument Cluster
98
Speedometer
99
Odometer
99
Trip Odometer
99
Tachometer
99
Fuel Gauge
99
Safety Belt Reminders
100
Airbag Readiness Light
101
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
101
Charging System Light
102
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
102
Service Vehicle Soon Light
104
Owner Manual Indicator
104
Brake System Warning Light
104
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
105
Up-Shift Light
105
Power Steering Warning Light
106
Ultrasonic Parking Sensor Light
106
Traction Off Light
106
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
106
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
107
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
107
Tire Pressure Light
107
Engine Oil Pressure Light
108
Low Fuel Warning Light
108
Immobilizer Light
109
Reduced Engine Power Light
109
High-Beam On Light
109
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
109
Front Fog Lamp Light
109
Lamps On Reminder
110
Cruise Control Light
110
Door Ajar Light
110
Information Displays
110
Driver Information Center (DIC)
110
Vehicle Messages
112
Engine Oil Messages
112
Tire Messages
112
Trip Computer
113
Vehicle Personalization
115
Lighting
123
Exterior Lighting
123
Exterior Lamp Controls
123
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
124
Flash-to-Pass
124
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
124
Automatic Headlamp System
125
Hazard Warning Flashers
125
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
126
Front Fog Lamps
126
Interior Lighting
127
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
127
Courtesy Lamps
127
Dome Lamps
127
Reading Lamps
128
Lighting Features
128
Battery Load Management
128
Battery Power Protection
129
Infotainment System
130
Introduction
130
Infotainment
130
Theft-Deterrent Feature
131
Overview (AM-FM Radio)
132
Overview (Radio with CD/USB)
134
Overview (Radio with Touchscreen)
136
Home Page (Radio with Touchscreen)
136
Operation
137
Radio
140
AM-FM Radio
140
Satellite Radio
144
Radio Reception
146
Fixed Mast Antenna
146
Multi-Band Antenna
146
Audio Players
147
CD Player
147
USB Port
148
Auxiliary Devices
152
Bluetooth Audio
153
Phone
154
Bluetooth (Overview)
154
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
155
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition)
163
Hands-Free Phone
169
Downloadable Applications
171
Smartphone Link (Overview)
171
Smartphone Link (Pandora)
173
Smartphone Link (Stitcher)
175
Bluetooth Phone/Devices
176
Pictures and Movies (Audio System)
176
Pictures and Movies (Picture System)
182
Pictures and Movies (Movie System)
183
Trademarks and License Agreements
185
Climate Controls
187
Climate Control Systems
187
Air Vents
189
Maintenance
190
Air Intake
190
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
190
Driving and Operating
192
Driving Information
193
Driver Behavior
193
Driving Environment
193
Vehicle Design
193
Distracted Driving
193
Defensive Driving
194
Drunk Driving
194
Control of a Vehicle
194
Braking
194
Steering
195
Off-Road Recovery
196
Loss of Control
196
Driving on Wet Roads
197
Hill and Mountain Roads
198
Winter Driving
198
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
199
Vehicle Load Limits
200
Starting and Operating
204
New Vehicle Break-In
204
Ignition Positions
204
Starting the Engine
206
Engine Heater
207
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
208
Shifting Into Park
208
Shifting out of Park
209
Parking
210
Parking over Things That Burn
211
Engine Exhaust
211
Running the Vehicle While Parked
212
Automatic Transmission
212
Manual Mode
214
Manual Transmission
215
Drive Systems
217
All-Wheel Drive
217
Brakes
217
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
217
Parking Brake
218
Brake Assist
218
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
218
Ride Control Systems
219
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
219
Cruise Control
221
Driver Assistance Systems
223
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
223
Parking Assist
225
Fuel
227
Fuels in Foreign Countries
227
Fuel Additives
228
Filling the Tank
228
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
230
Towing
230
General Towing Information
230
Conversions and Add-Ons
231
Add-On Electrical Equipment
231
Vehicle Care
232
General Information
233
California Proposition 65 Warning
233
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
233
Accessories and Modifications
233
Vehicle Checks
234
Doing Your Own Service Work
234
Hood
234
Engine Compartment Overview
236
Engine Oil
239
Engine Oil Life System
241
Automatic Transmission Fluid
242
Manual Transmission Fluid
243
Hydraulic Clutch
243
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
243
Cooling System
244
Engine Coolant
245
Engine Overheating
248
Power Steering Fluid (1.4L L4 Engine)
249
Power Steering Fluid (1.8L L4 Engine)
249
Washer Fluid
250
Brakes
251
Brake Fluid
252
Battery - North America
253
All-Wheel Drive
254
Starter Switch Check
254
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
255
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
255
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
255
Wiper Blade Replacement
256
Headlamp Aiming
257
Bulb Replacement
257
Halogen Bulbs
257
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
258
License Plate Lamp
259
Replacement Bulbs
260
Electrical System
260
Electrical System Overload
260
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
261
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
261
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
264
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
266
Wheels and Tires
268
Tires
268
All-Season Tires
268
Winter Tires
269
Tire Sidewall Labeling
269
Tire Designations
271
Tire Terminology and Definitions
272
Tire Pressure
274
Tire Pressure Monitor System
276
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
277
Tire Inspection
280
Tire Rotation
280
When It Is Time for New Tires
281
Buying New Tires
282
Different Size Tires and Wheels
283
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
283
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
285
Wheel Replacement
285
Tire Chains
286
If a Tire Goes Flat
286
Tire Changing
288
Compact Spare Tire
292
Full-Size Spare Tire
293
Jump Starting
294
Jump Starting - North America
294
Towing
296
Towing the Vehicle
296
Recreational Vehicle Towing
297
Appearance Care
299
Exterior Care
299
Interior Care
304
Floor Mats
306
Service and Maintenance
308
General Information
308
Maintenance Schedule
309
Special Application Services
315
Additional Maintenance and Care
315
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
318
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
318
Maintenance Replacement Parts
319
Maintenance Records
320
Technical Data
321
Vehicle Identification
321
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
321
Service Parts Identification Label
321
Vehicle Data
322
Capacities and Specifications
322
Engine Drive Belt Routing
323
Customer Information
324
Customer Information
324
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
324
Customer Assistance Offices
326
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
327
Online Owner Center
327
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
328
Roadside Assistance Program
328
Scheduling Service Appointments
330
Courtesy Transportation Program
330
Collision Damage Repair
331
Service Publications Ordering Information
333
Radio Frequency Statement
334
Reporting Safety Defects
335
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
335
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
335
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
335
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
336
Event Data Recorders
336
OnStar®
337
Infotainment System
337
OnStar
338
OnStar Overview
338
OnStar Services
339
Emergency
339
Security
339
Navigation
339
Connections
340
Diagnostics
342
OnStar Additional Information
342
Index
348
Index_A
348
Index_B
349
Index_C
349
Index_D
350
Index_E
351
Index_F
351
Index_G
352
Index_H
352
Index_I
352
Index_J
352
Index_K
352
Index_L
352
Index_M
353
Index_N
354
Index_O
354
Index_P
354
Index_R
355
Index_S
355
Index_T
356
Index_U
357
Index_V
357
Index_W
357

FAQ about the 2016 Chevrolet Trax Manual

What contains the 2016 Trax manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2016 Chevrolet Trax Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Trax year 2016 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2016 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Trax (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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