2017 GMC Terrain Owner's Manual

2017 GMC Terrain owners manual
Year:
2017
Make:
GMC
Model:
Terrain
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
5.65 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
8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
8
Remote Vehicle Start
9
Door Locks
9
Liftgate
10
Windows
10
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
12
Heated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
15
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
17
Transmission
18
Parking Brake
19
Vehicle Features
19
Infotainment System
19
Steering Wheel Controls
19
Cruise Control
20
Driver Information Center (DIC)
20
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
20
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
21
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
21
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
21
Parking Assist
21
Power Outlets
21
Universal Remote System
22
Sunroof
22
Performance and Maintenance
23
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
23
Tire Pressure Monitor
23
Fuel
23
E85 or FlexFuel
24
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
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
28
Remote Vehicle Start
30
Door Locks
32
Power Door Locks
33
Delayed Locking
33
Automatic Door Locks
33
Lockout Protection
33
Safety Locks
33
Doors
34
Liftgate
34
Vehicle Security
38
Vehicle Alarm System
38
Immobilizer
39
Immobilizer Operation
40
Exterior Mirrors
40
Convex Mirrors
40
Power Mirrors
41
Heated Mirrors
41
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
41
Interior Mirrors
42
Interior Rearview Mirrors
42
Manual Rearview Mirror
42
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
42
Windows
42
Power Windows
43
Sun Visors
44
Roof
44
Sunroof
44
Seats and Restraints
46
Head Restraints
47
Front Seats
48
Seat Adjustment
48
Power Seat Adjustment
48
Lumbar Adjustment
49
Reclining Seatbacks
50
Memory Seats
51
Heated Front Seats
53
Rear Seats
54
Safety Belts
55
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
56
Lap-Shoulder Belt
57
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
61
Safety Belt Extender
61
Safety System Check
61
Safety Belt Care
61
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
62
Airbag System
63
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
66
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
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
86
Securing Child Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the Rear Seat)
87
Securing Child Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the Front Seat)
89
Storage
93
Storage Compartments
93
Glove Box
93
Cupholders
93
Center Console Storage
93
Additional Storage Features
94
Cargo Cover
94
Cargo Tie-Downs
94
Convenience Net
95
Roof Rack System
95
Instruments and Controls
97
Controls
98
Steering Wheel Adjustment
98
Steering Wheel Controls
98
Horn
98
Windshield Wiper/Washer
98
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
99
Compass
100
Clock
100
Power Outlets
101
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
102
Instrument Cluster
103
Speedometer
104
Odometer
104
Tachometer
104
Fuel Gauge
104
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
105
Safety Belt Reminders
106
Airbag Readiness Light
106
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
107
Charging System Light
108
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
108
Brake System Warning Light
110
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
111
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
111
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Warning Light
111
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
112
Traction Off Light
112
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
112
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
112
Tire Pressure Light
113
Engine Oil Pressure Light
113
Fuel Economy Light
114
Low Fuel Warning Light
114
Security Light
114
High-Beam On Light
115
Lamps On Reminder
115
Cruise Control Light
115
Information Displays
115
Driver Information Center (DIC)
115
Vehicle Messages
119
Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
119
Brake System Messages
119
Compass Messages
119
Cruise Control Messages
120
Door Ajar Messages
120
Engine Cooling System Messages
120
Engine Oil Messages
121
Engine Power Messages
121
Fuel System Messages
121
Key and Lock Messages
122
Object Detection System Messages
122
Ride Control System Messages
123
Airbag System Messages
124
Security Messages
124
Service Vehicle Messages
124
Tire Messages
124
Transmission Messages
124
Vehicle Reminder Messages
125
Vehicle Personalization
125
Universal Remote System
132
Universal Remote System Programming
132
Universal Remote System Operation
134
Lighting
135
Exterior Lighting
135
Exterior Lamp Controls
135
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
135
Flash-to-Pass
135
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
136
Automatic Headlamp System
136
Hazard Warning Flashers
137
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
137
Interior Lighting
138
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
138
Dome Lamps
138
Reading Lamps
138
Lighting Features
138
Entry Lighting
138
Exit Lighting
138
Battery Load Management
139
Battery Power Protection
139
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
139
Infotainment System
141
Introduction
141
Infotainment
141
Climate Controls
142
Climate Control Systems
142
Automatic Climate Control System
144
Air Vents
147
Maintenance
147
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
147
Driving and Operating
149
Driving Information
150
Distracted Driving
150
Defensive Driving
150
Drunk Driving
151
Control of a Vehicle
151
Braking
151
Steering
151
Off-Road Recovery
152
Loss of Control
153
Off-Road Driving
153
Driving on Wet Roads
157
Hill and Mountain Roads
158
Winter Driving
159
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
160
Vehicle Load Limits
161
Starting and Operating
165
New Vehicle Break-In
165
Ignition Positions
165
Starting the Engine
167
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
168
Engine Coolant Heater
168
Shifting Into Park
169
Shifting out of Park
170
Parking over Things That Burn
171
Engine Exhaust
171
Running the Vehicle While Parked
172
Automatic Transmission
172
Manual Mode
174
Fuel Economy Mode
174
Drive Systems
175
All-Wheel Drive
175
Brakes
175
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
175
Parking Brake
176
Brake Assist
177
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
177
Ride Control Systems
177
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
177
Cruise Control
179
Driver Assistance Systems
182
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
182
Parking Assist
184
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
185
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
187
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
189
Fuel
191
California Fuel Requirements
191
Fuels in Foreign Countries
192
Fuel Additives
192
E85 or FlexFuel
192
Filling the Tank
193
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
194
Trailer Towing
195
General Towing Information
195
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
195
Towing Equipment
200
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
200
Conversions and Add-Ons
201
Add-On Electrical Equipment
201
Vehicle Care
202
General Information
203
California Proposition 65 Warning
203
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
203
Accessories and Modifications
203
Vehicle Checks
204
Doing Your Own Service Work
204
Hood
205
Engine Compartment Overview
206
Engine Cover
209
Engine Oil
209
Engine Oil Life System
212
Automatic Transmission Fluid
213
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
213
Cooling System
214
Engine Coolant
215
Engine Overheating
219
Power Steering Fluid (2.4L L4 Engine)
220
Power Steering Fluid (3.6L V6 Engine)
220
Washer Fluid
221
Brakes
221
Brake Fluid
222
Battery - North America
223
All-Wheel Drive
224
Starter Switch Check
224
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
224
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
225
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
225
Wiper Blade Replacement
225
Headlamp Aiming
227
Bulb Replacement
227
Halogen Bulbs
227
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
227
License Plate Lamp
230
Replacement Bulbs
231
Electrical System
231
Fuses
231
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
231
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
234
Wheels and Tires
236
Tires
236
All-Season Tires
237
Winter Tires
237
Summer Tires
237
Tire Sidewall Labeling
238
Tire Designations
240
Tire Terminology and Definitions
240
Tire Pressure
243
Tire Pressure Monitor System
244
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
245
Tire Inspection
248
Tire Rotation
248
When It Is Time for New Tires
249
Buying New Tires
250
Different Size Tires and Wheels
251
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
252
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
253
Wheel Replacement
253
Tire Chains
254
If a Tire Goes Flat
255
Tire Changing
256
Compact Spare Tire
262
Jump Starting
263
Jump Starting - North America
263
Towing the Vehicle
266
Recreational Vehicle Towing
266
Appearance Care
269
Exterior Care
269
Interior Care
274
Floor Mats
277
Service and Maintenance
279
General Information
279
Maintenance Schedule
280
Special Application Services
286
Additional Maintenance and Care
286
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
289
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
289
Maintenance Replacement Parts
290
Maintenance Records
291
Technical Data
292
Vehicle Identification
292
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
292
Service Parts Identification Label
292
Vehicle Data
293
Capacities and Specifications
293
Engine Drive Belt Routing
294
Customer Information
295
Customer Information
295
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
295
Customer Assistance Offices
297
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
298
Online Owner Center
298
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
299
Roadside Assistance Program
299
Scheduling Service Appointments
301
Courtesy Transportation Program
301
Collision Damage Repair
302
Service Publications Ordering Information
304
Radio Frequency Statement
305
Reporting Safety Defects
306
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
306
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
306
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
306
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
307
Event Data Recorders
307
OnStar®
308
Infotainment System
308
OnStar
309
OnStar Overview
309
OnStar Services
310
Emergency
310
Security
310
Navigation
311
Connections
311
Diagnostics
313
OnStar Additional Information
314
Index
319
Index_A
319
Index_B
320
Index_C
320
Index_D
321
Index_E
321
Index_F
322
Index_G
323
Index_H
323
Index_I
323
Index_J
323
Index_K
323
Index_L
323
Index_M
324
Index_N
325
Index_O
325
Index_P
325
Index_R
326
Index_S
326
Index_T
327
Index_U
328
Index_V
328
Index_W
328

FAQ about the 2017 GMC Terrain Manual

What contains the 2017 Terrain manual?

The GMC Terrain owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by GMC to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the GMC Terrain. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a GMC Terrain 2017 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Terrain owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2017 GMC Terrain Owners Manual?

The GMC Terrain owner manual for the 2017 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the GMC Terrain year 2017 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2017 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The GMC Terrain (2017) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2017 is available in English.

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