2016 Chevrolet Volt Owner's Manual

2016 Chevrolet Volt owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Volt
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
5.4 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 Start
9
Door Locks
10
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
11
Heated Seats
12
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
13
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
14
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
17
Vehicle Features
17
Infotainment System
17
Steering Wheel Controls
17
Cruise Control
17
Driver Information Center (DIC)
18
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
18
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
18
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
19
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
19
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
19
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
19
Parking Assist
19
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
20
Power Outlets
20
Battery and Efficiency
20
High Voltage Safety Information
20
Charging
21
Fueling
24
Regenerative Braking
24
Service
25
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
26
Roadside Assistance Program
28
Keys, Doors, and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
29
Keys
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
30
Remote Start
36
Door Locks
38
Power Door Locks
40
Delayed Locking
40
Automatic Door Locks
40
Lockout Protection
40
Safety Locks
41
Doors
42
Hatch
42
Vehicle Security
43
Vehicle Alarm System
43
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation
44
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
45
Folding Mirrors
46
Heated Mirrors
46
Interior Mirrors
46
Interior Rearview Mirrors
46
Manual Rearview Mirror
46
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
46
Windows
46
Power Windows
47
Sun Visors
49
Seats and Restraints
50
Head Restraints
51
Front Seats
52
Seat Adjustment
52
Reclining Seatbacks
53
Heated Front Seats
54
Rear Seats
55
Heated Rear Seats
57
Safety Belts
57
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
58
Lap-Shoulder Belt
59
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
61
Safety Belt Extender
61
Safety System Check
61
Safety Belt Care
62
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
62
Airbag System
63
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
66
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
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
73
Airbag System Check
74
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
75
Child Restraints
75
Older Children
75
Infants and Young Children
76
Child Restraint Systems
79
Where to Put the Restraint
80
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
81
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
88
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
88
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
90
Storage
93
Storage Compartments
93
Glove Box
93
Rear Storage
93
Center Console Storage
94
Additional Storage Features
94
Cargo Cover
94
Instruments and Controls
95
Controls
96
Steering Wheel Adjustment
96
Steering Wheel Controls
96
Heated Steering Wheel
96
Horn
97
Windshield Wiper/Washer
97
Compass
98
Clock
98
Power Outlets
99
Wireless Charging
100
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
101
Instrument Cluster
101
Speedometer
105
Odometer
105
Trip Odometer
105
Battery Gauge (High Voltage)
105
Fuel Gauge
105
Driver Efficiency Gauge
106
Power Indicator Gauge
107
Safety Belt Reminders
107
Airbag Readiness Light
108
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
109
Charging System Light (12-Volt Battery)
109
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
110
Brake System Warning Light
111
Electric Parking Brake Light
112
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
112
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
112
Sport Mode Light
113
Mountain Mode Light
113
Hold Mode Light
113
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
113
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
114
Traction Off Light
114
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
114
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
114
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
115
Tire Pressure Light
115
Engine Oil Pressure Light
115
Low Fuel Warning Light
116
Security Light
116
Vehicle Ready Light
116
High-Beam On Light
116
Lamps On Reminder
117
Cruise Control Light
117
Door Ajar Light
117
Information Displays
117
Center Stack Display
117
Power Flows
118
Programmable Charging
119
Energy Information
128
Driver Information Center (DIC)
129
Vehicle Messages
131
Battery and Charging Messages
131
Brake System Messages
131
Compass Messages
132
Cruise Control Messages
132
Door Ajar Messages
132
Electric Drive Unit Messages
132
Engine Cooling System Messages
133
Engine Oil Messages
133
Fuel System Messages
133
Key and Lock Messages
134
Lamp Messages
134
Object Detection System Messages
135
Propulsion Power Messages
136
Ride Control System Messages
137
Airbag System Messages
137
Security Messages
137
Service Vehicle Messages
137
Starting the Vehicle Messages
138
Tire Messages
138
Vehicle Reminder Messages
139
Vehicle Speed Messages
139
Vehicle Personalization
139
Lighting
147
Exterior Lighting
147
Exterior Lamp Controls
147
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
148
Flash-to-Pass
149
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
149
Automatic Headlamp System
149
Hazard Warning Flashers
150
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
150
Interior Lighting
151
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
151
Dome Lamps
151
Reading Lamps
152
Lighting Features
152
Entry Lighting
152
Exit Lighting
152
Battery Power Protection
153
Infotainment System
154
Introduction
154
Infotainment
154
Climate Controls
155
Climate Control Systems
155
Automatic Climate Control System
155
Air Vents
160
Maintenance
160
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
160
Driving and Operating
162
Driving Information
163
Distracted Driving
163
Defensive Driving
164
Drunk Driving
164
Control of a Vehicle
164
Braking
164
Steering
165
Off-Road Recovery
165
Loss of Control
166
Driving on Wet Roads
166
Hill and Mountain Roads
167
Winter Driving
168
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
169
Vehicle Load Limits
169
Starting and Operating
172
New Vehicle Break-In
172
Power Button
172
Starting and Stopping the Vehicle
174
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
175
Shifting Into Park
175
Shifting out of Park
176
Parking over Things That Burn
177
Electric Vehicle Operating Modes
177
System Operation
177
Electric Mode
177
Extended Range Mode
177
Driver Selected Operating Modes
178
Out of Fuel/Engine Unavailable
180
Maintenance Modes
181
Engine Exhaust
183
Running the Vehicle While Parked
183
Electric Drive Unit
184
Brakes
185
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
185
Electric Parking Brake
186
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
187
Regenerative Braking
188
Ride Control Systems
189
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
189
Driver Mode Control
191
Cruise Control
191
Driver Assistance Systems
194
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
194
Assistance Systems for Driving
198
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
199
Front Automatic Braking (FAB) System
201
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
202
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
202
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
204
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
204
Charging
206
Plug-In Charging
206
Delayed Charging Override
207
Charging Status Feedback
208
Charge Cord
211
Utility Interruption of Charging
219
Electrical Requirements for Battery Charging
219
Fuel
220
California Fuel Requirements
221
Fuels in Foreign Countries
222
Fuel Additives
222
Filling the Tank
222
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
224
Trailer Towing
224
General Towing Information
224
Conversions and Add-Ons
225
Add-On Electrical Equipment
225
Vehicle Care
226
General Information
227
California Proposition 65 Warning
227
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
227
Accessories and Modifications
227
Lifting the Vehicle
228
Vehicle Checks
230
Doing Your Own Service Work
230
Hood
231
Engine Compartment Overview
232
Engine Oil
233
Engine Oil Life System
235
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
236
Cooling System (Engine)
237
Cooling System (High Voltage Battery)
238
Cooling System (Power Electronics and Charger Modules)
239
Engine Coolant
240
Engine Overheating
243
Washer Fluid
243
Brakes
244
Brake Fluid
244
Battery - North America
246
Electric Drive Unit Shift Lock Control Function Check
248
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
248
Wiper Blade Replacement
249
Headlamp Aiming
250
Bulb Replacement
250
Halogen Bulbs
250
LED Lighting
250
Headlamps
250
Taillamps
251
License Plate Lamp
251
Replacement Bulbs
252
Electrical System
252
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
252
Electrical System Overload
253
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
253
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
257
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
260
Wheels and Tires
262
Tires
262
All-Season Tires
263
Winter Tires
263
Tire Sidewall Labeling
264
Tire Designations
266
Tire Terminology and Definitions
267
Tire Pressure
269
Tire Pressure Monitor System
270
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
271
Tire Inspection
274
Tire Rotation
275
When It Is Time for New Tires
276
Buying New Tires
277
Different Size Tires and Wheels
278
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
278
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
280
Wheel Replacement
280
Tire Chains
281
If a Tire Goes Flat
282
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
283
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
289
Tire Changing
290
Compact Spare Tire
295
Jump Starting
296
Jump Starting - North America
296
Towing the Vehicle
301
Recreational Vehicle Towing
303
Appearance Care
305
Exterior Care
305
Interior Care
310
Floor Mats
313
Service and Maintenance
315
General Information
315
Maintenance Schedule
316
Special Application Services
322
Additional Maintenance and Care
322
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
325
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
325
Maintenance Replacement Parts
326
Maintenance Records
327
Technical Data
328
Vehicle Identification
328
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
328
Service Parts Identification Label
328
Vehicle Data
329
Capacities and Specifications
329
Engine Drive Belt Routing
331
Customer Information
332
Customer Information
332
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
332
Customer Assistance Offices
334
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
335
Online Owner Center
335
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
335
Roadside Assistance Program
336
Scheduling Service Appointments
338
Courtesy Transportation Program
338
Collision Damage Repair
339
Service Publications Ordering Information
341
Radio Frequency Statement
342
Reporting Safety Defects
343
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
343
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
343
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
343
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
344
Event Data Recorders
344
OnStar®
345
Infotainment System
345
OnStar
346
OnStar Overview
346
OnStar Services
347
Emergency
347
Security
347
Navigation
347
Connections
348
Diagnostics
350
OnStar Additional Information
350
Index
356
Index_A
356
Index_B
357
Index_C
357
Index_D
358
Index_E
358
Index_F
359
Index_G
360
Index_H
360
Index_I
360
Index_J
360
Index_K
360
Index_L
360
Index_M
361
Index_N
362
Index_O
362
Index_P
362
Index_R
363
Index_S
364
Index_T
365
Index_U
365
Index_V
365
Index_W
366

FAQ about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt Manual

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

  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Volt
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  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Volt, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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