2018 Buick Encore Owner's Manual

2018 Buick Encore owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Buick
Model:
Encore
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
6.27 MB

Table of Contents

Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
About Driving the Vehicle
3
Danger, Warning, and Caution
4
Stop/Start System
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
9
Door Locks
10
Liftgate
10
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
12
Second Row Seats
13
Heated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Seat Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Infotainment System
20
Steering Wheel Controls
20
Cruise Control
20
Driver Information Center (DIC)
21
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
21
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
21
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
22
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
22
Parking Assist
22
Power Outlets
22
Universal Remote System
23
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
24
Tire Pressure Monitor
24
Fuel
24
E85 or FlexFuel
25
Engine Oil Life System
25
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
25
Keys
27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
28
Remote Vehicle Start
34
Door Locks
36
Power Door Locks
37
Delayed Locking
37
Automatic Door Locks
37
Lockout Protection
37
Vehicle Alarm System
40
Immobilizer
41
Convex Mirrors
42
Power Mirrors
42
Folding Mirrors
42
Heated Mirrors
42
Interior Rearview Mirrors
43
Manual Rearview Mirror
43
Power Windows
44
Seat Adjustment
50
Power Seat Adjustment
51
Lumbar Adjustment
51
Reclining Seatbacks
51
Memory Seats
52
Front Seat Armrest
54
Heated Front Seats
54
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
61
Lap-Shoulder Belt
62
Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy
65
Seat Belt Extender
65
Safety System Check
65
Seat Belt Care
65
Where Are the Airbags?
68
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
70
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
71
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
71
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
71
Passenger Sensing System
73
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Airbag System Check
78
Older Children
79
Infants and Young Children
80
Child Restraint Systems
83
Where to Put the Restraint
84
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
85
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
92
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)
93
Instrument Panel Storage
98
Glove Box
98
Cupholders
99
Underseat Storage
99
Cargo Cover
100
Cargo Management System
100
Convenience Net
101
First Aid Kit
101
Steering Wheel Adjustment
104
Steering Wheel Controls
104
Heated Steering Wheel
104
Horn
104
Windshield Wiper/Washer
104
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
106
Compass
107
Clock
108
Instrument Cluster
110
Speedometer
112
Odometer
113
Trip Odometer
113
Tachometer
113
Fuel Gauge
113
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
114
Seat Belt Reminders
115
Airbag Readiness Light
116
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
116
Charging System Light
117
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
117
Brake System Warning Light
119
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
120
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
120
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
121
Traction Off Light
121
StabiliTrak OFF Light
121
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
121
Tire Pressure Light
122
Engine Oil Pressure Light
122
Low Fuel Warning Light
123
Immobilizer Light
123
High-Beam On Light
123
Front Fog Lamp Light
123
Lamps On Reminder
124
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level)
124
Engine Power Messages
129
Vehicle Speed Messages
129
Universal Remote System Programming
135
Exterior Lamp Controls
139
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
139
Flash-to-Pass
140
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
140
Automatic Headlamp System
140
Hazard Warning Flashers
141
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
141
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
142
Courtesy Lamps
142
Dome Lamps
142
Entry Lighting
143
Exit Lighting
143
Battery Power Protection
144
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
149
Air Intake
153
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
153
Driver Behavior
156
Driving Environment
156
Vehicle Design
156
Distracted Driving
156
Defensive Driving
157
Drunk Driving
157
Control of a Vehicle
158
Braking
158
Steering
158
Off-Road Recovery
159
Loss of Control
159
Driving on Wet Roads
160
Hill and Mountain Roads
161
Winter Driving
161
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
163
New Vehicle Break-In
167
Ignition Positions
167
Starting the Engine
169
Engine Heater
171
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
172
Shifting Into Park
172
Shifting out of Park
173
Parking over Things That Burn
174
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
179
Parking Brake
180
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
181
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
185
Parking Assist
187
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
189
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
191
California Fuel Requirements
195
Fuels in Foreign Countries
195
Fuel Additives
195
Filling the Tank
195
California Proposition 65 Warning
200
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
201
Doing Your Own Service Work
201
Hood
202
Engine Compartment Overview
204
Engine Oil
207
Engine Oil Life System
210
Automatic Transmission Fluid
211
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
211
Cooling System
212
Engine Overheating
216
Washer Fluid
217
Brakes
218
Brake Fluid
219
Battery - North America
220
All-Wheel Drive
220
Starter Switch Check
221
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
221
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
221
Wiper Blade Replacement
222
Windshield Replacement
223
Gas Strut(s)
223
Halogen Bulbs
225
LED Lighting
225
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
225
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
226
Electrical System Overload
228
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
229
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
229
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
233
Tires
236
All-Season Tires
237
Winter Tires
237
Summer Tires
238
Tire Sidewall Labeling
238
Tire Designations
240
Tire Terminology and Definitions
241
Tire Pressure
243
Tire Pressure Monitor System
245
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
246
Tire Inspection
249
Tire Rotation
249
When It Is Time for New Tires
250
Buying New Tires
251
Different Size Tires and Wheels
252
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
253
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
254
Wheel Replacement
254
Tire Chains
255
If a Tire Goes Flat
255
Tire Changing
257
Exterior Care
268
Interior Care
272
General Information
277
Maintenance Schedule
279
Special Application Services
284
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
287
Maintenance Replacement Parts
288
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
290
Capacities and Specifications
291
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
293
Customer Assistance Offices
295
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
296
Online Owner Center
296
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
297
Roadside Assistance Program
297
Scheduling Service Appointments
299
Courtesy Transportation Program
299
Collision Damage Repair
300
Service Publications Ordering Information
302
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
303
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
304
Event Data Recorders
305
OnStar
306
Emergency
308
Security
309
Navigation
309
Connections
310
Diagnostics
312
Index_A
319
Index_B
320
Index_C
320
Index_D
321
Index_E
322
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 2018 Buick Encore Manual

What contains the 2018 Encore manual?

The Buick Encore owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Encore. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Encore 2018 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Encore owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2018 Buick Encore Owners Manual?

The Buick Encore owner manual for the 2018 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Encore year 2018 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2018 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Buick Encore (2018) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2018 is available in English.

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