2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Owner's Manual

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV owners manual
Year:
2017
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Bolt EV
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
6.05 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
Liftgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Heated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Vehicle Features
18
Radio(s)
18
Satellite Radio
19
Portable Audio Devices
19
Bluetooth®
19
Steering Wheel Controls
19
Cruise Control
20
Driver Information Center (DIC)
21
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
21
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
21
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System
21
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
22
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
22
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
22
Parking Assist
22
Power Outlets
23
Battery and Efficiency
23
High Voltage Safety Information
23
Charging
24
Regenerative Braking
29
Service
29
Performance and Maintenance
30
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
30
Tire Pressure Monitor
30
Driving for Better Energy Efficiency
30
Roadside Assistance Program
32
Keys, Doors, and Windows
33
Keys and Locks
33
Keys
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
34
Remote Start
40
Door Locks
42
Power Door Locks
43
Delayed Locking
43
Automatic Door Locks
43
Lockout Protection
44
Safety Locks
44
KeyPass
45
Doors
47
Liftgate
47
Vehicle Security
47
Vehicle Alarm System
47
Immobilizer
48
Immobilizer Operation
48
Exterior Mirrors
49
Convex Mirrors
49
Power Mirrors
50
Folding Mirrors
50
Interior Mirrors
50
Interior Rearview Mirrors
50
Manual Rearview Mirror
50
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
50
Rear Camera Mirror
51
Windows
52
Power Windows
53
Sun Visors
54
Seats and Restraints
55
Head Restraints
56
Front Seats
57
Seat Adjustment
57
Reclining Seatbacks
58
Heated Front Seats
59
Rear Seats
61
Rear Seat Armrest
62
Heated Rear Seats
63
Safety Belts
63
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
64
Lap-Shoulder Belt
65
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
67
Safety Belt Extender
68
Safety System Check
68
Safety Belt Care
68
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
69
Airbag System
69
Where Are the Airbags?
71
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
72
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
73
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
74
Passenger Sensing System
75
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Airbag System Check
81
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
81
Child Restraints
82
Older Children
82
Infants and Young Children
83
Child Restraint Systems
86
Where to Put the Restraint
87
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
88
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
96
Securing Child Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the Rear Seat)
96
Securing Child Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the Front Seat)
98
Storage
101
Storage Compartments
101
Instrument Panel Storage
101
Cupholders
101
Center Console Storage
102
Additional Storage Features
102
Cargo Cover
102
Cargo Management System
103
Instruments and Controls
104
Controls
105
Steering Wheel Adjustment
105
Steering Wheel Controls
105
Heated Steering Wheel
106
Horn
106
Pedestrian Safety Signal
106
Windshield Wiper/Washer
107
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
108
Compass
109
Clock
109
Power Outlets
110
Wireless Charging
111
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
112
Instrument Cluster
112
Speedometer
115
Odometer
115
Trip Odometer
115
Battery Gauge (High Voltage)
116
Driver Efficiency Gauge
116
Power Indicator Gauge
117
Safety Belt Reminders
117
Airbag Readiness Light
118
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
118
Charging System Light (12-Volt Battery)
119
Service Vehicle Soon Light
119
Brake System Warning Light
119
Electric Parking Brake Light
120
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
120
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
121
Sport Mode Light
121
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
121
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
121
Pedestrian Ahead Indicator
122
Traction Off Light
122
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
122
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
122
Tire Pressure Light
123
Security Light
123
Vehicle Ready Light
123
High-Beam On Light
124
Lamps On Reminder
124
Cruise Control Light
124
Door Ajar Light
124
Information Displays
125
Power Flows
125
Programmable Charging
125
Energy Information
132
Energy Settings
133
Driver Information Center (DIC)
134
Vehicle Messages
136
Battery and Charging Messages
136
Brake System Messages
137
Compass Messages
137
Cruise Control Messages
137
Door Ajar Messages
137
Electric Drive Unit Messages
138
Key and Lock Messages
138
Lamp Messages
139
Object Detection System Messages
139
Propulsion Power Messages
140
Ride Control System Messages
141
Airbag System Messages
141
Security Messages
141
Service Vehicle Messages
141
Starting the Vehicle Messages
142
Tire Messages
142
Vehicle Reminder Messages
142
Vehicle Personalization
143
Lighting
149
Exterior Lighting
149
Exterior Lamp Controls
149
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
151
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
151
Flash-to-Pass
151
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
151
Automatic Headlamp System
151
Hazard Warning Flashers
152
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
152
Interior Lighting
153
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
153
Courtesy Lamps
153
Dome Lamps
153
Reading Lamps
154
Lighting Features
154
Entry Lighting
154
Exit Lighting
154
Battery Power Protection
155
Infotainment System
156
Introduction
156
Theft-Deterrent Feature
157
Overview
157
Operation
157
Software Updates
160
Radio
161
AM-FM Radio
161
Satellite Radio
163
Multi-Band Antenna
164
Audio Players
165
USB Port
165
Auxiliary Devices
171
Bluetooth Audio
171
OnStar System
174
Phone
174
Bluetooth
174
Hands-Free Phone
176
Settings
178
Teen Driver
179
Downloadable Applications
182
Downloading Apps
182
Trademarks and License Agreements
183
Climate Controls
185
Climate Control Systems
185
Automatic Climate Control System
185
Air Vents
189
Maintenance
190
Air Intake
190
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
190
Air Conditioning Regular Operation
191
Service
191
Driving and Operating
192
Driving Information
193
Distracted Driving
193
Defensive Driving
193
Drunk Driving
194
Control of a Vehicle
194
Braking
194
Steering
194
Off-Road Recovery
195
Loss of Control
195
Driving on Wet Roads
196
Hill and Mountain Roads
197
Winter Driving
197
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
198
Vehicle Load Limits
198
Starting and Operating
202
New Vehicle Break-In
202
Power Button
202
Starting and Stopping the Vehicle
204
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
204
Shifting Into Park
205
Shifting out of Park
205
Extended Parking
206
Electric Vehicle Operating Modes
206
Driver Selected Operating Modes
206
Electric Drive Unit
207
Brakes
211
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
211
Electric Parking Brake
211
Brake Assist
213
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
213
Regenerative Braking
213
Ride Control Systems
214
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
214
Cruise Control
216
Driver Assistance Systems
219
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
220
Assistance Systems for Driving
223
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
223
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
225
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System
226
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
228
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
228
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
230
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
230
Charging
232
When to Charge
232
Plug-In Charging
232
Delayed Charging Override
236
Charging Status Feedback
237
Charge Cord
240
Utility Interruption of Charging
246
Electrical Requirements for Battery Charging
247
Trailer Towing
247
General Towing Information
247
Conversions and Add-Ons
248
Add-On Electrical Equipment
248
Vehicle Care
249
General Information
250
California Proposition 65 Warning
250
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
250
Accessories and Modifications
251
Vehicle Checks
251
Doing Your Own Service Work
251
Hood
252
Underhood Compartment Overview
254
Cooling System
255
Washer Fluid
256
Brakes
257
Brake Fluid
258
Battery - North America
258
Wiper Blade Replacement
260
Headlamp Aiming
262
Bulb Replacement
262
Halogen Bulbs
262
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
263
LED Lighting
263
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
263
License Plate Lamp
263
Replacement Bulbs
264
Electrical System
264
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
264
Electrical System Overload
264
Underhood Compartment Fuse Block
265
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
269
Wheels and Tires
271
Tires
271
All-Season Tires
271
Winter Tires
272
Self-Sealing Tires
272
Tire Sidewall Labeling
273
Tire Designations
274
Tire Terminology and Definitions
274
Tire Pressure
277
Tire Pressure Monitor System
278
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
279
Tire Inspection
282
Tire Rotation
282
When It Is Time for New Tires
283
Buying New Tires
284
Different Size Tires and Wheels
285
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
286
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
287
Wheel Replacement
287
Tire Chains
288
If a Tire Goes Flat
289
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
290
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
296
Jump Starting
296
Jump Starting - North America
296
Towing the Vehicle
300
Recreational Vehicle Towing
300
Appearance Care
302
Exterior Care
302
Interior Care
306
Floor Mats
309
Service and Maintenance
311
General Information
311
Maintenance Schedule
312
Owner Checks and Services
314
Additional Maintenance and Care
315
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
317
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
317
Maintenance Replacement Parts
318
Maintenance Records
319
Technical Data
320
Vehicle Identification
320
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
320
Service Parts Identification Label
320
Vehicle Data
321
Capacities and Specifications
321
Warranty Information
322
Warranty Information
322
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
322
Customer Information
324
Customer Information
324
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
324
Customer Assistance Offices
326
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
327
Online Owner Center
327
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
328
Roadside Assistance Program
328
Roadside Assistance Program
330
Scheduling Service Appointments
333
Courtesy Transportation Program
333
Collision Damage Repair
334
Service Publications Ordering Information
336
Radio Frequency Statement
337
Reporting Safety Defects
337
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
337
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
338
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
338
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
339
Event Data Recorders
339
OnStar®
340
OnStar
341
OnStar Overview
341
OnStar Services
342
Emergency
342
Security
342
Navigation
342
Connections
343
Diagnostics
345
OnStar Additional Information
346
Index
351
Index_A
351
Index_B
352
Index_C
352
Index_D
353
Index_E
354
Index_F
354
Index_G
354
Index_H
355
Index_I
355
Index_J
355
Index_K
355
Index_L
355
Index_M
356
Index_N
357
Index_O
357
Index_P
357
Index_R
358
Index_S
358
Index_T
360
Index_U
360
Index_V
360
Index_W
361

FAQ about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Manual

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  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
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  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
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  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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