2016 GMC Sierra Owner's Manual

2016 GMC Sierra owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
GMC
Model:
Sierra
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
7.87 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
4
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
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
22
Four-Wheel Drive
23
Vehicle Features
24
Infotainment System
24
Radio(s)
24
Satellite Radio
25
Portable Audio Devices
25
Bluetooth®
25
Steering Wheel Controls
26
Driver Information Center (DIC)
27
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
27
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
27
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
27
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
28
Parking Assist
28
Power Outlets
28
Universal Remote System
29
Sunroof
29
eAssist Features
30
eAssist® Overview
30
Performance and Maintenance
30
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
30
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Engine Oil Life System
31
E85 or FlexFuel
31
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
31
Roadside Assistance Program
32
Keys, Doors, and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
33
Keys
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
35
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
36
Remote Vehicle Start
38
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
40
Delayed Locking
40
Automatic Door Locks
40
Lockout Protection
40
Safety Locks
40
Doors
41
Tailgate
41
Power Assist Steps
42
Vehicle Security
43
Vehicle Alarm System
43
Immobilizer
45
Immobilizer Operation
45
Exterior Mirrors
46
Convex Mirrors
46
Trailer-Tow Mirrors
46
Power Mirrors
47
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Automatic Dimming Mirror
49
Blind Spot Mirrors
49
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
50
Interior Mirrors
50
Interior Rearview Mirrors
50
Manual Rearview Mirror
50
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
50
Windows
51
Power Windows
51
Rear Windows
53
Sun Visors
53
Roof
54
Sunroof
54
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Seat Adjustment
57
Center Seat
57
Power Seat Adjustment
58
Lumbar Adjustment
58
Reclining Seatbacks
59
Memory Seats
60
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
61
Rear Seats
63
Rear Seats (Double Cab Full Bench)
63
Rear Seats (Split Bench)
63
Safety Belts
64
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
66
Lap-Shoulder Belt
66
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
69
Lap Belt
70
Safety Belt Extender
70
Safety System Check
71
Safety Belt Care
71
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
71
Airbag System
72
Where Are the Airbags?
73
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
74
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
76
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
76
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
77
Airbag On-Off Switch
78
Passenger Sensing System
80
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Airbag System Check
86
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
86
Child Restraints
86
Older Children
86
Infants and Young Children
88
Child Restraint Systems
90
Where to Put the Restraint
92
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
94
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
104
Securing Child Restraints (Center Front Seat)
105
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
105
Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat)
109
Storage
117
Storage Compartments
117
Instrument Panel Storage
117
Glove Box
117
Cupholders
117
Sunglasses Storage
118
Center Console Storage
118
Floor Console Storage
119
Additional Storage Features
119
Cargo Tie-Downs
119
Instruments and Controls
121
Controls
122
Steering Wheel Adjustment
122
Steering Wheel Controls
123
Heated Steering Wheel
123
Horn
124
Windshield Wiper/Washer
124
Compass
125
Clock
125
Power Outlets
126
Wireless Charging
128
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
129
Instrument Cluster
130
Speedometer
133
Odometer
133
Trip Odometer
133
Tachometer
133
Fuel Gauge
133
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
134
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
135
Voltmeter Gauge
136
Safety Belt Reminders
136
Airbag Readiness Light
137
Airbag On-Off Light
138
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
139
Charging System Light
140
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
140
Brake System Warning Light
142
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
143
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
143
Tow/Haul Mode Light
143
Hill Descent Control Light
143
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light (2500/3500 Series)
144
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light (1500 Series)
144
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
144
Traction Off Light
144
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
145
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
145
Tire Pressure Light
145
Low Fuel Warning Light
146
Security Light
146
High-Beam On Light
146
Front Fog Lamp Light
147
Lamps On Reminder
147
Cruise Control Light
147
Information Displays
147
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level)
147
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
149
Vehicle Messages
152
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
152
Brake System Messages
153
Compass Messages
153
Door Ajar Messages
153
Engine Cooling System Messages
154
Engine Oil Messages
154
Engine Power Messages
155
Fuel System Messages
155
Key and Lock Messages
155
Lamp Messages
155
Object Detection System Messages
156
Ride Control System Messages
156
Airbag System Messages
157
Safety Belt Messages
158
Security Messages
158
Steering System Messages
158
Tire Messages
159
Transmission Messages
160
Vehicle Reminder Messages
161
Vehicle Speed Messages
162
Washer Fluid Messages
162
Vehicle Personalization
163
Universal Remote System
170
Universal Remote System Programming
170
Universal Remote System Operation
172
Lighting
173
Exterior Lighting
173
Exterior Lamp Controls
173
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
175
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
175
Flash-to-Pass
176
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
176
Automatic Headlamp System
176
Hazard Warning Flashers
177
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
177
Fog Lamps
178
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp
178
Interior Lighting
179
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
179
Cargo Lamp
179
Dome Lamps
180
Reading Lamps
180
Lighting Features
181
Entry Lighting
181
Exit Lighting
181
Battery Load Management
181
Battery Power Protection
182
Infotainment System
183
Introduction
184
Infotainment
184
Theft-Deterrent Feature
184
Overview (Base Radio)
185
Overview (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
188
Home Page (Base Radio)
189
Home Page (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
191
Software Updates
192
Radio
192
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio)
192
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
194
Satellite Radio (Base Radio)
195
Satellite Radio (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
196
Radio Reception
197
Fixed Mast Antenna
198
Multi-Band Antenna
198
Pandora Internet Radio
198
Audio Players
202
CD Player
202
USB Port (Base Radio)
204
USB Port (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
207
Auxiliary Jack
208
Bluetooth Audio
209
Voice Recognition
210
Phone
217
Bluetooth (Overview)
217
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Radio)
218
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition - Base Radio)
222
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls - Base Radio with Touchscreen)
227
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
231
Bluetooth Phone/Devices
232
Pictures and Movies (Audio System with Touchscreen)
232
Pictures and Movies (Picture System with Touchscreen)
236
Pictures and Movies (Movie System with Touchscreen)
237
Trademarks and License Agreements
239
Climate Controls
245
Climate Control Systems
245
Climate Control Systems (with Heater Only)
245
Climate Control Systems (with Air Conditioning)
247
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
249
Air Vents
252
Maintenance
253
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
253
Service
254
Driving and Operating
255
Driving Information
256
Distracted Driving
256
Defensive Driving
257
Drunk Driving
257
Control of a Vehicle
257
Braking
257
Steering
258
Off-Road Recovery
259
Loss of Control
259
Off-Road Driving
260
Driving on Wet Roads
264
Hill and Mountain Roads
265
Winter Driving
266
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
267
Vehicle Load Limits
268
Truck-Camper Loading Information
274
Starting and Operating
276
New Vehicle Break-In
276
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
276
Ignition Positions
277
Starting the Engine
278
Fast Idle System
279
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
280
Engine Coolant Heater
280
Shifting Into Park
282
Shifting out of Park
283
Parking over Things That Burn
284
Active Fuel Management®
284
Engine Exhaust
284
Running the Vehicle While Parked
285
Automatic Transmission
285
Manual Mode
289
Tow/Haul Mode
291
Drive Systems
292
Four-Wheel Drive
292
Brakes
300
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
300
Parking Brake
301
Brake Assist
301
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
302
Ride Control Systems
302
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
302
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
304
Locking Rear Axle
305
Cruise Control
305
Driver Assistance Systems
308
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
309
Assistance Systems for Driving
312
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
312
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (2500/3500 Series)
314
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) (1500 Series)
315
Fuel
317
California Fuel Requirements
318
Fuels in Foreign Countries
318
Fuel Additives
319
E85 or FlexFuel
319
Filling the Tank
320
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
321
Trailer Towing
322
General Towing Information
322
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
322
Towing Equipment
339
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
348
Conversions and Add-Ons
349
Add-On Electrical Equipment
349
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
349
Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab
352
Vehicle Care
353
General Information
354
California Proposition 65 Warning
354
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
355
Accessories and Modifications
355
Vehicle Checks
355
Doing Your Own Service Work
355
Hood
356
Engine Compartment Overview
357
Engine Oil
362
Engine Oil Life System
365
Automatic Transmission Fluid (6 Speed Transmission)
366
Automatic Transmission Fluid (8 Speed Transmission)
369
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
369
Cooling System
370
Engine Coolant
372
Engine Overheating
374
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
376
Engine Fan
376
Power Steering Fluid (1500 Series)
377
Power Steering Fluid (2500/3500 Series)
377
Washer Fluid
378
Brakes
379
Brake Fluid
379
Battery - North America
381
Four-Wheel Drive
381
Front Axle
382
Rear Axle
383
Noise Control System
384
Starter Switch Check
385
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
385
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
386
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
386
Wiper Blade Replacement
386
Glass Replacement
387
Headlamp Aiming
387
Bulb Replacement
387
Halogen Bulbs
387
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
388
LED Lighting
388
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
388
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp
389
Replacement Bulbs
390
Electrical System
390
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
390
Electrical System Overload
390
Fuses
391
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
391
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Right)
394
Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Left)
396
Wheels and Tires
398
Tires
398
All-Season Tires
399
Winter Tires
399
Low-Profile Tires
400
All-Terrain Tires
400
Tire Sidewall Labeling
400
Tire Designations
403
Tire Terminology and Definitions
404
Tire Pressure
406
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
408
Tire Pressure Monitor System
408
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
409
Tire Inspection
412
Tire Rotation
413
When It Is Time for New Tires
415
Buying New Tires
416
Different Size Tires and Wheels
417
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
418
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
419
Wheel Replacement
419
Tire Chains
420
If a Tire Goes Flat
421
Tire Changing
423
Full-Size Spare Tire
432
Jump Starting
433
Jump Starting - North America
433
Towing the Vehicle
437
Recreational Vehicle Towing
437
Appearance Care
442
Exterior Care
442
Interior Care
447
Floor Mats
450
Service and Maintenance
452
General Information
452
Maintenance Schedule
453
Special Application Services
459
Additional Maintenance and Care
459
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
462
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
462
Maintenance Replacement Parts
464
Maintenance Records
465
Technical Data
466
Vehicle Identification
466
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
466
Service Parts Identification Label
466
Vehicle Data
467
Capacities and Specifications
467
Engine Drive Belt Routing
470
Customer Information
471
Customer Information
471
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
471
Customer Assistance Offices
473
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
474
Online Owner Center
474
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
475
Roadside Assistance Program
475
Scheduling Service Appointments
477
Courtesy Transportation Program
477
Collision Damage Repair
478
Service Publications Ordering Information
480
Radio Frequency Statement
481
Reporting Safety Defects
482
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
482
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
482
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
482
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
483
Event Data Recorders
483
OnStar®
484
Infotainment System
484
OnStar
485
OnStar Overview
485
OnStar Services
486
Emergency
486
Security
486
Navigation
486
Connections
487
Diagnostics
489
OnStar Additional Information
489
Index
495
Index_A
495
Index_B
496
Index_C
496
Index_D
498
Index_E
498
Index_F
499
Index_G
499
Index_H
500
Index_I
500
Index_J
500
Index_K
500
Index_L
500
Index_M
501
Index_N
502
Index_O
502
Index_P
502
Index_R
503
Index_S
504
Index_T
505
Index_U
506
Index_V
506
Index_W
506

FAQ about the 2016 GMC Sierra Manual

What contains the 2016 Sierra manual?

The GMC Sierra owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by GMC to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the GMC Sierra. 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 2016 owner's manual:

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

Where to download the 2016 GMC Sierra Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the GMC Sierra year 2016 free?

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The GMC Sierra (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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