2016 GMC Acadia Owner's Manual

2016 GMC Acadia owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
GMC
Model:
Acadia
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.33 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
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
23
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
23
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
24
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
24
Parking Assist
24
Power Outlets
24
Universal Remote System
25
Sunroof
25
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
Roadside Assistance Program
27
Keys, Doors, and Windows
28
Keys and Locks
28
Keys
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
30
Remote Vehicle Start
32
Door Locks
33
Power Door Locks
34
Delayed Locking
34
Automatic Door Locks
34
Lockout Protection
35
Safety Locks
35
Doors
35
Liftgate
35
Vehicle Security
38
Vehicle Alarm System
38
Immobilizer
39
Immobilizer Operation
39
Exterior Mirrors
41
Convex Mirrors
41
Power Mirrors
41
Folding Mirrors
42
Heated Mirrors
42
Automatic Dimming Mirror
43
Park Tilt Mirrors
43
Interior Mirrors
43
Interior Rearview Mirrors
43
Manual Rearview Mirror
43
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
43
Windows
44
Power Windows
44
Sun Visors
46
Roof
46
Sunroof
46
Seats and Restraints
48
Head Restraints
49
Front Seats
50
Seat Adjustment
50
Power Seat Adjustment
51
Lumbar Adjustment
51
Reclining Seatbacks
52
Memory Seats
53
Heated and Cooled Front Seats
54
Rear Seats
55
Third Row Seats
57
Safety Belts
60
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
61
Lap-Shoulder Belt
62
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
66
Safety Belt Extender
66
Safety System Check
66
Safety Belt Care
66
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
67
Airbag System
67
Where Are the Airbags?
69
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
70
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
72
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
72
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
72
Passenger Sensing System
73
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Airbag System Check
79
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
79
Child Restraints
80
Older Children
80
Infants and Young Children
81
Child Restraint Systems
84
Where to Put the Restraint
85
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
87
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
93
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
93
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
95
Storage
98
Storage Compartments
98
Instrument Panel Storage
98
Glove Box
98
Cupholders
98
Armrest Storage
99
Center Console Storage
99
Additional Storage Features
100
Cargo Cover
100
Cargo Tie-Downs
100
Cargo Management System
100
Convenience Net
101
Roof Rack System
101
Instruments and Controls
103
Controls
104
Steering Wheel Adjustment
104
Steering Wheel Controls
105
Horn
105
Windshield Wiper/Washer
105
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
106
Compass
106
Clock
108
Power Outlets
108
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
110
Instrument Cluster
111
Speedometer
112
Odometer
112
Tachometer
112
Fuel Gauge
112
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
113
Voltmeter Gauge
113
Safety Belt Reminders
114
Airbag Readiness Light
115
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
115
Charging System Light
116
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
116
Brake System Warning Light
118
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
119
Tow/Haul Mode Light
119
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
120
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
120
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
120
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
120
Tire Pressure Light
121
Engine Oil Pressure Light
121
Security Light
122
High-Beam On Light
122
Front Fog Lamp Light
122
Cruise Control Light
122
Information Displays
123
Driver Information Center (DIC)
123
Head-Up Display (HUD)
127
Vehicle Messages
131
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
131
Brake System Messages
131
Cruise Control Messages
132
Door Ajar Messages
132
Engine Cooling System Messages
132
Engine Oil Messages
133
Engine Power Messages
133
Fuel System Messages
134
Key and Lock Messages
134
Lamp Messages
134
Object Detection System Messages
135
Ride Control System Messages
136
Airbag System Messages
137
Security Messages
137
Service Vehicle Messages
137
Tire Messages
137
Transmission Messages
138
Vehicle Reminder Messages
139
Vehicle Speed Messages
139
Washer Fluid Messages
139
Vehicle Personalization
140
Universal Remote System
146
Universal Remote System Programming
146
Universal Remote System Operation
149
Lighting
150
Exterior Lighting
150
Exterior Lamp Controls
150
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
150
Flash-to-Pass
151
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
151
Delayed Headlamps
151
Hazard Warning Flashers
152
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
152
Fog Lamps
152
Interior Lighting
153
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
153
Courtesy Lamps
153
Dome Lamps
153
Reading Lamps
154
Lighting Features
154
Entry Lighting
154
Delayed Entry Lighting
155
Delayed Exit Lighting
155
Parade Dimming
155
Battery Load Management
155
Battery Power Protection
156
Infotainment System
157
Introduction
157
Infotainment
157
Theft-Deterrent Feature
158
Overview
159
Operation
159
Radio
162
AM-FM Radio
162
Satellite Radio
165
Radio Reception
165
Multi-Band Antenna
166
Audio Players
166
CD Player
166
MP3
168
Auxiliary Devices
169
OnStar System
171
Rear Seat Infotainment
171
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System
171
Rear Audio Controller (RAC)
173
Phone
173
Bluetooth
173
Settings
180
Trademarks and License Agreements
182
Climate Controls
183
Climate Control Systems
183
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
186
Rear Climate Control System
190
Rear Climate Control System (with Rear Seat Audio)
191
Air Vents
192
Maintenance
193
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
193
Driving and Operating
194
Driving Information
195
Distracted Driving
195
Defensive Driving
195
Drunk Driving
195
Control of a Vehicle
196
Braking
196
Steering
196
Off-Road Recovery
197
Loss of Control
197
Driving on Wet Roads
198
Hill and Mountain Roads
199
Winter Driving
199
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
201
Vehicle Load Limits
201
Starting and Operating
205
New Vehicle Break-In
205
Ignition Positions
205
Starting the Engine
207
Engine Heater
208
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
209
Shifting Into Park
210
Shifting out of Park
211
Parking over Things That Burn
211
Engine Exhaust
212
Running the Vehicle While Parked
212
Automatic Transmission
213
Manual Mode
214
Tow/Haul Mode
215
Drive Systems
216
All-Wheel Drive
216
Brakes
216
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
216
Parking Brake
217
Brake Assist
218
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
218
Ride Control Systems
218
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
218
Cruise Control
220
Driver Assistance Systems
222
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
222
Parking Assist
224
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
226
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
227
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
229
Fuel
231
California Fuel Requirements
231
Fuels in Foreign Countries
232
Fuel Additives
232
Filling the Tank
232
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
234
Trailer Towing
234
General Towing Information
234
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
235
Towing Equipment
240
Conversions and Add-Ons
242
Add-On Electrical Equipment
242
Vehicle Care
243
General Information
244
California Proposition 65 Warning
244
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
244
Accessories and Modifications
244
Vehicle Checks
245
Doing Your Own Service Work
245
Hood
245
Engine Compartment Overview
247
Engine Cover
248
Engine Oil
248
Engine Oil Life System
251
Automatic Transmission Fluid
251
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
252
Cooling System
253
Engine Coolant
254
Engine Overheating
257
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
258
Power Steering Fluid
259
Washer Fluid
260
Brakes
260
Brake Fluid
261
Battery - North America
262
All-Wheel Drive
263
Starter Switch Check
263
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
263
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
264
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
264
Wiper Blade Replacement
264
Windshield Replacement
265
Headlamp Aiming
266
Bulb Replacement
266
LED Lighting
266
License Plate Lamp
266
Replacement Bulbs
267
Electrical System
267
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
267
Electrical System Overload
267
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
268
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
268
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
274
Wheels and Tires
277
Tires
277
All-Season Tires
278
Winter Tires
278
Summer Tires
279
Tire Sidewall Labeling
279
Tire Designations
281
Tire Terminology and Definitions
282
Tire Pressure
284
Tire Pressure Monitor System
285
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
287
Tire Inspection
289
Tire Rotation
290
When It Is Time for New Tires
291
Buying New Tires
292
Different Size Tires and Wheels
293
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
293
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
295
Wheel Replacement
295
Tire Chains
296
If a Tire Goes Flat
296
Tire Changing
298
Compact Spare Tire
305
Jump Starting
306
Jump Starting - North America
306
Towing the Vehicle
310
Recreational Vehicle Towing
310
Appearance Care
313
Exterior Care
313
Interior Care
317
Floor Mats
320
Service and Maintenance
323
General Information
323
Maintenance Schedule
324
Special Application Services
330
Additional Maintenance and Care
330
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
333
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
333
Maintenance Replacement Parts
334
Maintenance Records
335
Technical Data
336
Vehicle Identification
336
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
336
Service Parts Identification Label
336
Vehicle Data
337
Capacities and Specifications
337
Engine Drive Belt Routing
338
Customer Information
339
Customer Information
339
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
339
Customer Assistance Offices
341
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
342
Online Owner Center
342
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
343
Roadside Assistance Program
343
Scheduling Service Appointments
345
Courtesy Transportation Program
345
Collision Damage Repair
346
Service Publications Ordering Information
348
Radio Frequency Statement
349
Reporting Safety Defects
350
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
350
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
350
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
350
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
351
Event Data Recorders
351
OnStar®
352
Infotainment System
352
OnStar
353
OnStar Overview
353
OnStar Services
354
Emergency
354
Security
354
Navigation
354
Connections
355
Vehicle Diagnostics
357
OnStar Additional Information
357
Index
363
Index_A
363
Index_B
364
Index_C
364
Index_D
365
Index_E
366
Index_F
366
Index_G
367
Index_H
367
Index_I
367
Index_J
368
Index_K
368
Index_L
368
Index_M
368
Index_N
369
Index_O
369
Index_P
370
Index_R
370
Index_S
371
Index_T
372
Index_U
373
Index_V
373
Index_W
373

FAQ about the 2016 GMC Acadia Manual

What contains the 2016 Acadia manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2016 GMC Acadia Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia (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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