2016 GMC Canyon Owner's Manual

2016 GMC Canyon owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
GMC
Model:
Canyon
Rating:
(10)

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Size:
5.29 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
10
Door Locks
10
Windows
10
Seat Adjustment
11
Heated Seats
12
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
13
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
17
Transmission
18
Four-Wheel Drive
19
Vehicle Features
19
Infotainment System
19
Radio(s)
19
Satellite Radio
20
Portable Audio Devices
20
Bluetooth®
20
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
21
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level)
21
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
21
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
22
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
22
Power Outlets
22
Performance and Maintenance
23
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
23
Engine Oil Life System
24
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
24
Roadside Assistance Program
25
Keys, Doors, and Windows
26
Keys and Locks
26
Keys
26
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
29
Remote Vehicle Start
31
Door Locks
32
Power Door Locks
33
Delayed Locking
33
Automatic Door Locks
33
Lockout Protection
33
Safety Locks
34
Doors
34
Tailgate
34
Vehicle Security
35
Vehicle Alarm System
35
Immobilizer
36
Immobilizer Operation
36
Exterior Mirrors
37
Convex Mirrors
37
Manual Mirrors
37
Power Mirrors
38
Folding Mirrors
38
Heated Mirrors
38
Blind Spot Mirrors
38
Interior Mirrors
39
Interior Rearview Mirrors
39
Manual Rearview Mirror
39
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
40
Windows
40
Power Windows
40
Rear Windows
42
Sun Visors
43
Seats and Restraints
44
Head Restraints
45
Front Seats
46
Seat Adjustment
46
Power Seat Adjustment
46
Lumbar Adjustment
47
Reclining Seatbacks
47
Heated Front Seats
48
Rear Seats
49
Rear Seats (Crew Cab)
49
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
56
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
57
Airbag System
57
Where Are the Airbags?
59
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
61
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
62
Passenger Sensing System
63
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
67
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
90
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
90
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
96
Storage
99
Storage Compartments
99
Glove Box
99
Cupholders
99
Sunglasses Storage
100
Underseat Storage
100
Center Console Storage
100
Instruments and Controls
101
Controls
102
Steering Wheel Adjustment
102
Steering Wheel Controls
103
Horn
103
Windshield Wiper/Washer
103
Compass
104
Clock
104
Power Outlets
105
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
106
Instrument Cluster (Base Level)
107
Instrument Cluster (Uplevel)
109
Speedometer
111
Odometer
111
Trip Odometer
111
Tachometer
111
Fuel Gauge
111
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
112
Safety Belt Reminders
113
Airbag Readiness Light
114
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
114
Charging System Light
115
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
115
Brake System Warning Light
117
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
118
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
118
Tow/Haul Mode Light
118
Hill Descent Control Light
118
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
119
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
119
Traction Off Light
119
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
119
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
120
Tire Pressure Light
120
Engine Oil Pressure Light
121
Low Fuel Warning Light (Base Level)
121
Low Fuel Warning Light (Uplevel)
121
Security Light
122
High-Beam On Light
122
Front Fog Lamp Light
122
Lamps On Reminder
122
Cruise Control Light
122
Door Ajar Light (Uplevel Cluster)
122
Information Displays
123
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level)
123
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
126
Vehicle Messages
129
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
129
Brake System Messages
130
Compass Messages
130
Door Ajar Messages
130
Engine Cooling System Messages
131
Engine Oil Messages
131
Engine Power Messages
132
Fuel System Messages
132
Key and Lock Messages
132
Lamp Messages
132
Object Detection System Messages
133
Ride Control System Messages
133
Airbag System Messages
134
Security Messages
134
Steering System Messages
134
Tire Messages
134
Transmission Messages
135
Vehicle Reminder Messages
136
Vehicle Speed Messages
136
Vehicle Personalization
136
Lighting
143
Exterior Lighting
143
Exterior Lamp Controls
143
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
144
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
144
Flash-to-Pass
144
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
144
Automatic Headlamp System
145
Hazard Warning Flashers
146
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
146
Fog Lamps
146
Interior Lighting
147
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
147
Cargo Lamp
147
Dome Lamps
148
Reading Lamps
148
Lighting Features
148
Entry Lighting
148
Exit Lighting
148
Battery Load Management
149
Battery Power Protection
149
Infotainment System
150
Introduction
150
Infotainment
150
Theft-Deterrent Feature
151
Overview
152
Home Page
153
Software Updates
155
Radio
156
AM-FM Radio
156
Satellite Radio
157
Radio Reception
157
Multi-Band Antenna
158
Pandora Internet Radio
158
Audio Players
161
USB Port
161
Auxiliary Jack
164
Bluetooth Audio
164
Voice Recognition
165
Phone
171
Bluetooth (Overview)
171
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Radio)
172
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Connected Radio)
176
Text Messaging
180
Trademarks and License Agreements
181
Climate Controls
187
Climate Control Systems
187
Automatic Climate Control System
189
Air Vents
191
Maintenance
192
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
192
Driving and Operating
193
Driving Information
194
Distracted Driving
194
Defensive Driving
194
Drunk Driving
194
Control of a Vehicle
195
Braking
195
Steering
195
Off-Road Recovery
196
Loss of Control
196
Off-Road Driving
197
Driving on Wet Roads
201
Hill and Mountain Roads
202
Winter Driving
203
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
204
Vehicle Load Limits
205
Truck-Camper Loading Information
211
Starting and Operating
211
New Vehicle Break-In
211
Ignition Positions
212
Starting the Engine
213
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
214
Engine Coolant Heater
215
Shifting Into Park
217
Shifting out of Park
218
Parking
218
Parking over Things That Burn
219
Engine Exhaust
219
Running the Vehicle While Parked
220
Automatic Transmission
220
Manual Mode
223
Tow/Haul Mode
224
Manual Transmission
225
Drive Systems
226
Four-Wheel Drive
226
Brakes
230
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
230
Parking Brake
231
Brake Assist
231
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
232
Ride Control Systems
232
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
232
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
234
Cruise Control
235
Driver Assistance Systems
237
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
237
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
239
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
241
Fuel
242
California Fuel Requirements
243
Fuels in Foreign Countries
244
Fuel Additives
244
Filling the Tank
244
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
246
Trailer Towing
246
General Towing Information
246
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
246
Towing Equipment
252
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
254
Conversions and Add-Ons
255
Add-On Electrical Equipment
255
Vehicle Care
256
General Information
257
California Proposition 65 Warning
257
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
257
Accessories and Modifications
258
Vehicle Checks
258
Doing Your Own Service Work
258
Hood
259
Engine Compartment Overview
260
Engine Oil
263
Engine Oil Life System
265
Automatic Transmission Fluid
266
Manual Transmission Fluid
267
Hydraulic Clutch
267
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
267
Cooling System
269
Engine Coolant
270
Engine Overheating
272
Engine Fan
274
Washer Fluid
274
Brakes
275
Brake Fluid
276
Battery - North America
277
Four-Wheel Drive
277
Front Axle
278
Rear Axle
279
Starter Switch Check
279
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
280
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
280
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
281
Wiper Blade Replacement
281
Headlamp Aiming
282
Bulb Replacement
282
Halogen Bulbs
282
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
283
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
283
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
284
Replacement Bulbs
285
Electrical System
285
Electrical System Overload
285
Fuses
286
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
286
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
290
Wheels and Tires
293
Tires
293
All-Season Tires
294
Winter Tires
294
All-Terrain Tires
295
Tire Sidewall Labeling
295
Tire Designations
297
Tire Terminology and Definitions
298
Tire Pressure
300
Tire Pressure Monitor System
301
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
302
Tire Inspection
305
Tire Rotation
306
When It Is Time for New Tires
307
Buying New Tires
308
Different Size Tires and Wheels
309
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
310
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
311
Wheel Replacement
311
Tire Chains
312
If a Tire Goes Flat
313
Tire Changing
314
Compact Spare Tire
323
Full-Size Spare Tire
324
Jump Starting
325
Jump Starting - North America
325
Towing the Vehicle
327
Recreational Vehicle Towing
328
Appearance Care
332
Exterior Care
332
Interior Care
337
Floor Mats
340
Service and Maintenance
341
General Information
341
Maintenance Schedule
342
Special Application Services
348
Additional Maintenance and Care
348
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
351
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
351
Maintenance Replacement Parts
352
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 (U.S. and Canada)
358
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
360
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
361
Online Owner Center
361
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
362
Roadside Assistance Program
362
Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
364
Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
364
Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
365
Service Publications Ordering Information
367
Radio Frequency Statement
368
Reporting Safety Defects
369
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
369
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
369
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
369
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
370
Event Data Recorders
370
OnStar®
371
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
388
Index_N
388
Index_O
388
Index_P
389
Index_R
389
Index_S
390
Index_T
391
Index_U
392
Index_V
392
Index_W
392

FAQ about the 2016 GMC Canyon Manual

What contains the 2016 Canyon manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Canyon owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2016 GMC Canyon Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Canyon 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 Canyon (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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