2016 GMC Sierra Denali Owner's Manual

2016 GMC Sierra Denali owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
GMC
Model:
Sierra Denali
Rating:
(7)

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Size:
6.63 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 Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
10
Windows
10
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
12
Heated and Ventilated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
17
Transmission
18
Four-Wheel Drive
18
Vehicle Features
20
Infotainment System
20
Steering Wheel Controls
20
Cruise Control
20
Driver Information Center (DIC)
20
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
21
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
21
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
21
Parking Assist
21
Power Outlets
22
Universal Remote System
22
Sunroof
22
Performance and Maintenance
23
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
24
Engine Oil Life System
24
E85 or FlexFuel
25
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
25
Roadside Assistance Program
25
Keys, Doors, and Windows
26
Keys and Locks
26
Keys
26
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
28
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
33
Doors
34
Tailgate
34
Power Assist Steps
35
Vehicle Security
36
Vehicle Alarm System
36
Immobilizer
38
Immobilizer Operation
38
Exterior Mirrors
39
Convex Mirrors
39
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
39
Power Mirrors
40
Folding Mirrors
41
Heated Mirrors
41
Automatic Dimming Mirror
42
Blind Spot Mirrors
42
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
43
Interior Mirrors
43
Interior Rearview Mirrors
43
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
43
Windows
43
Power Windows
44
Rear Windows
46
Sun Visors
46
Roof
46
Sunroof
46
Seats and Restraints
48
Head Restraints
49
Front Seats
50
Power Seat Adjustment
50
Lumbar Adjustment
50
Reclining Seatbacks
51
Memory Seats
52
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
53
Rear Seats
54
Safety Belts
55
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
57
Lap-Shoulder Belt
57
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
60
Safety Belt Extender
61
Safety System Check
61
Safety Belt Care
61
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
61
Airbag System
62
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
66
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
66
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
67
Passenger Sensing System
68
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
73
Airbag System Check
74
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
74
Child Restraints
74
Older Children
74
Infants and Young Children
76
Child Restraint Systems
78
Where to Put the Restraint
80
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
81
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
87
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
88
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
90
Storage
95
Storage Compartments
95
Instrument Panel Storage
95
Glove Box
95
Cupholders
96
Sunglasses Storage
96
Center Console Storage
96
Floor Console Storage
97
Additional Storage Features
97
Cargo Tie-Downs
97
Instruments and Controls
99
Controls
100
Steering Wheel Adjustment
100
Steering Wheel Controls
100
Heated Steering Wheel
100
Horn
101
Windshield Wiper/Washer
101
Compass
102
Clock
102
Power Outlets
103
Wireless Charging
105
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
106
Instrument Cluster
107
Speedometer
109
Odometer
109
Trip Odometer
109
Tachometer
109
Fuel Gauge
109
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
110
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
111
Transmission Temperature Gauge
112
Voltmeter 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)
116
Brake System Warning Light
117
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
118
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
118
Tow/Haul Mode Light
119
Hill Descent Control Light
119
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light (2500/3500 Series)
119
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light (1500 Series)
119
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
119
Traction Off Light
120
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
120
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
120
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
121
Tire Pressure Light
121
Engine Oil Pressure Light
121
Low Fuel Warning Light
122
Security Light
122
High-Beam On Light
122
Front Fog Lamp Light
123
Lamps On Reminder
123
Cruise Control Light
123
Door Ajar Light
123
Information Displays
124
Driver Information Center (DIC)
124
Vehicle Messages
127
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
127
Brake System Messages
128
Compass Messages
128
Door Ajar Messages
128
Engine Cooling System Messages
129
Engine Oil Messages
129
Engine Power Messages
130
Fuel System Messages
130
Key and Lock Messages
130
Lamp Messages
130
Object Detection System Messages
131
Ride Control System Messages
131
Airbag System Messages
132
Safety Belt Messages
133
Security Messages
133
Steering System Messages
133
Tire Messages
134
Transmission Messages
134
Vehicle Reminder Messages
136
Vehicle Speed Messages
137
Washer Fluid Messages
137
Vehicle Personalization
137
Universal Remote System
143
Universal Remote System Programming
143
Universal Remote System Operation
145
Lighting
147
Exterior Lighting
147
Exterior Lamp Controls
147
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
149
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
149
Flash-to-Pass
150
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
150
Automatic Headlamp System
150
Hazard Warning Flashers
151
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
151
Fog Lamps
152
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
152
Interior Lighting
153
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
153
Cargo Lamp
153
Dome Lamps
154
Reading Lamps
154
Lighting Features
155
Entry Lighting
155
Exit Lighting
155
Battery Load Management
155
Battery Power Protection
156
Infotainment System
157
Introduction
157
Infotainment
157
Climate Controls
158
Climate Control Systems
158
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
158
Air Vents
161
Maintenance
162
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
162
Service
163
Driving and Operating
164
Driving Information
165
Distracted Driving
165
Defensive Driving
166
Drunk Driving
166
Control of a Vehicle
166
Braking
166
Steering
167
Off-Road Recovery
168
Loss of Control
168
Off-Road Driving
169
Driving on Wet Roads
173
Hill and Mountain Roads
174
Winter Driving
175
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
176
Vehicle Load Limits
177
Truck-Camper Loading Information
183
Starting and Operating
185
New Vehicle Break-In
185
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
185
Ignition Positions
186
Starting the Engine
187
Fast Idle System
188
Engine Heater
189
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
190
Shifting Into Park
191
Shifting out of Park
192
Parking over Things That Burn
193
Active Fuel Management®
193
Engine Exhaust
193
Running the Vehicle While Parked
194
Automatic Transmission
194
Manual Mode
197
Tow/Haul Mode
200
Drive Systems
201
Four-Wheel Drive
201
Brakes
207
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
207
Parking Brake
208
Brake Assist
208
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
209
Ride Control Systems
209
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
209
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
211
Locking Rear Axle
212
Cruise Control
212
Driver Assistance Systems
215
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
216
Assistance Systems for Driving
219
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
219
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (2500/3500 Series)
221
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) (1500 Series)
222
Fuel
224
California Fuel Requirements
225
Fuels in Foreign Countries
225
Fuel Additives
226
E85 or FlexFuel
226
Filling the Tank
227
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
228
Trailer Towing
229
General Towing Information
229
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
229
Towing Equipment
238
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
247
Conversions and Add-Ons
248
Add-On Electrical Equipment
248
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
248
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
251
Vehicle Care
252
General Information
253
California Proposition 65 Warning
253
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
253
Accessories and Modifications
253
Vehicle Checks
254
Doing Your Own Service Work
254
Hood
255
Engine Compartment Overview
256
Engine Oil
259
Engine Oil Life System
262
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6 Speed Transmission)
262
Automatic Transmission Fluid (8 Speed Transmission)
265
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
266
Cooling System
267
Engine Coolant
268
Engine Overheating
271
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
273
Engine Fan
273
Power Steering Fluid (1500 Series)
274
Power Steering Fluid (2500/3500 Series)
274
Washer Fluid
275
Brakes
276
Brake Fluid
276
Battery - North America
278
Four-Wheel Drive
278
Front Axle
279
Rear Axle
280
Noise Control System
281
Starter Switch Check
282
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
282
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
283
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
283
Wiper Blade Replacement
283
Glass Replacement
284
Headlamp Aiming
284
Bulb Replacement
284
Halogen Bulbs
284
LED Lighting
284
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
285
Replacement Bulbs
285
Electrical System
285
Electrical System Overload
285
Fuses
286
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
286
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Right)
289
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Left)
291
Wheels and Tires
293
Tires
293
All-Season Tires
294
Winter Tires
294
Low-Profile Tires
295
All-Terrain Tires
295
Tire Sidewall Labeling
295
Tire Designations
298
Tire Terminology and Definitions
299
Tire Pressure
301
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
303
Tire Pressure Monitor System
303
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
304
Tire Inspection
307
Tire Rotation
307
When It Is Time for New Tires
310
Buying New Tires
311
Different Size Tires and Wheels
312
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
313
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
314
Wheel Replacement
314
Tire Chains
315
If a Tire Goes Flat
316
Tire Changing
317
Full-Size Spare Tire
326
Jump Starting
327
Jump Starting - North America
327
Towing the Vehicle
332
Recreational Vehicle Towing
332
Appearance Care
336
Exterior Care
336
Interior Care
341
Floor Mats
344
Service and Maintenance
346
General Information
346
Maintenance Schedule
347
Special Application Services
353
Additional Maintenance and Care
353
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
356
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
356
Maintenance Replacement Parts
358
Maintenance Records
359
Technical Data
360
Vehicle Identification
360
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
360
Service Parts Identification Label
360
Vehicle Data
361
Capacities and Specifications
361
Engine Drive Belt Routing
363
Customer Information
364
Customer Information
364
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
364
Customer Assistance Offices
366
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
366
Online Owner Center
367
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
367
Roadside Assistance Program
368
Scheduling Service Appointments
370
Courtesy Transportation Program
370
Collision Damage Repair
371
Service Publications Ordering Information
373
Radio Frequency Statement
374
Reporting Safety Defects
374
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
374
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
375
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
375
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
375
Event Data Recorders
376
OnStar®
376
Infotainment System
377
OnStar
378
OnStar Overview
378
OnStar Services
379
Emergency
379
Security
379
Navigation
379
Connections
380
Diagnostics
382
OnStar Additional Information
382
Index
388
Index_A
388
Index_B
389
Index_C
389
Index_D
390
Index_E
391
Index_F
391
Index_G
392
Index_H
392
Index_I
393
Index_J
393
Index_K
393
Index_L
393
Index_M
394
Index_N
395
Index_O
395
Index_P
395
Index_R
396
Index_S
396
Index_T
397
Index_U
398
Index_V
398
Index_W
399

FAQ about the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Manual

What contains the 2016 Sierra Denali manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Sierra Denali owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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