2018 Buick Lacrosse Owner's Manual

2018 Buick Lacrosse owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lacrosse
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
11.23 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
9
Stop/Start System
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
9
Door Locks
10
Trunk Release
10
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
12
Heated and Ventilated Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Seat Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
19
Vehicle Features
19
Infotainment System
19
Steering Wheel Controls
19
Cruise Control
19
Driver Information Center (DIC)
20
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
20
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
20
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System
20
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
21
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
21
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
21
Parking Assist
21
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
22
Power Outlets
22
Universal Remote System
22
Sunroof
23
eAssist Features
24
eAssist Overview
24
High Voltage Safety Information
24
Automatic Engine Stop/Start Feature
24
Regenerative Braking
25
Battery
25
Service
25
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
26
Fuel
26
E85 or FlexFuel
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
27
Keys, Doors, and Windows
28
Keys and Locks
28
Keys
28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
29
Remote Vehicle Start
35
Door Locks
37
Power Door Locks
39
Delayed Locking
39
Automatic Door Locks
40
Lockout Protection
40
Safety Locks
40
Doors
41
Trunk
41
Vehicle Security
43
Vehicle Alarm System
43
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation
44
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
46
Folding Mirrors
46
Heated Mirrors
46
Automatic Dimming Mirror
46
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
46
Interior Mirrors
47
Interior Rearview Mirrors
47
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
47
Windows
47
Power Windows
48
Sun Visors
50
Rear Window Sunshade
50
Roof
50
Sunroof
50
Seats and Restraints
52
Head Restraints
53
Front Seats
54
Power Seat Adjustment
54
Lumbar Adjustment
55
Reclining Seatbacks
55
Memory Seats
56
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
59
Massage
60
Rear Seats
60
Rear Seat Armrest
62
Seat Belts
63
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
64
Lap-Shoulder Belt
65
Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy
67
Seat Belt Extender
68
Safety System Check
68
Seat Belt Care
68
Replacing Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash
69
Airbag System
69
Where Are the Airbags?
71
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
74
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
74
Passenger Sensing System
76
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
95
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)
95
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Front Seat)
97
Storage
101
Storage Compartments
101
Glove Box
101
Cupholders
101
Armrest Storage
102
Center Console Storage
102
Additional Storage Features
102
Cargo Tie-Downs
102
Convenience Net
103
Instruments and Controls
104
Controls
105
Steering Wheel Adjustment
105
Steering Wheel Controls
105
Heated Steering Wheel
105
Horn
106
Windshield Wiper/Washer
106
Compass
107
Clock
107
Power Outlets
107
Wireless Charging
109
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
110
Instrument Cluster
111
Speedometer
113
Odometer
113
Tachometer
113
Fuel Gauge
114
Driver Efficiency Gauge (eAssist)
115
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
115
Seat Belt Reminders
116
Airbag Readiness Light
116
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
117
Charging System Light
118
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
118
Brake System Warning Light
120
Electric Parking Brake Light
120
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
121
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
121
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
121
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
122
Traction Off Light
122
StabiliTrak OFF Light
122
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
123
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
123
Tire Pressure Light
123
Engine Oil Pressure Light
124
Low Fuel Warning Light
124
Security Light
125
High-Beam On Light
125
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
125
Front Fog Lamp Light
125
Lamps On Reminder
125
Cruise Control Light
126
Door Ajar Light
126
Information Displays
126
Power Flows (eAssist)
126
Energy Information (eAssist)
127
Driver Information Center (DIC)
127
Head-Up Display (HUD)
130
Vehicle Messages
133
Engine Power Messages
133
Vehicle Speed Messages
134
Vehicle Personalization
134
Universal Remote System
141
Universal Remote System Programming
141
Universal Remote System Operation
143
Lighting
145
Exterior Lighting
145
Exterior Lamp Controls
145
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
146
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
146
Flash-to-Pass
146
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
146
Automatic Headlamp System
146
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
147
Hazard Warning Flashers
147
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
148
Fog Lamps
148
Interior Lighting
149
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
149
Dome Lamps
149
Reading Lamps
149
Sun Visor Lamps
150
Lighting Features
150
Entry Lighting
150
Exit Lighting
150
Battery Load Management
150
Battery Power Protection
151
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
151
Infotainment System
152
Introduction
152
Infotainment
152
Climate Controls
153
Climate Control Systems
153
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
153
Air Vents
158
Maintenance
159
Air Intake
159
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
159
Service
159
Driving and Operating
160
Driving Information
161
Distracted Driving
161
Defensive Driving
162
Drunk Driving
162
Control of a Vehicle
162
Braking
162
Steering
163
Off-Road Recovery
163
Loss of Control
164
Driving on Wet Roads
164
Hill and Mountain Roads
165
Winter Driving
166
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
167
Vehicle Load Limits
167
Starting and Operating
171
New Vehicle Break-In
171
Ignition Positions
171
Starting the Engine
173
Engine Heater
176
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
177
Shifting Into Park
177
Shifting out of Park
178
Parking over Things That Burn
180
Extended Parking
180
Engine Exhaust
181
Running the Vehicle While Parked
181
Automatic Transmission
182
Manual Mode
186
Drive Systems
188
All-Wheel Drive
188
Brakes
188
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
188
Electric Parking Brake
189
Brake Assist
190
Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH)
190
Ride Control Systems
191
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
191
Selective Ride Control
193
Cruise Control
194
Adaptive Cruise Control
196
Driver Assistance Systems
204
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
205
Assistance Systems for Driving
208
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
209
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
211
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System
212
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
214
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
215
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
216
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
217
Fuel
219
California Fuel Requirements
219
Fuels in Foreign Countries
220
Fuel Additives
220
Filling the Tank
220
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
221
Trailer Towing
222
General Towing Information
222
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
222
Towing Equipment
226
Conversions and Add-Ons
227
Add-On Electrical Equipment
227
Vehicle Care
228
General Information
229
California Proposition 65 Warning
229
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
230
Accessories and Modifications
230
Vehicle Checks
230
Doing Your Own Service Work
230
Hood
231
Engine Compartment Overview
232
Engine Oil
235
Engine Oil Life System
238
Automatic Transmission Fluid
239
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
239
Cooling System
240
Engine Overheating
244
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
245
Washer Fluid
246
Brakes
246
Brake Fluid
247
Battery - North America
248
All-Wheel Drive
249
Starter Switch Check
249
Wiper Blade Replacement
250
Windshield Replacement
250
Gas Strut(s)
250
Headlamp Aiming
252
Bulb Replacement
252
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
252
LED Lighting
252
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
252
License Plate Lamp
253
Electrical System
254
Electrical System Overload
254
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
254
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
255
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
258
Wheels and Tires
260
Tires
260
All-Season Tires
261
Winter Tires
261
Tire Sidewall Labeling
262
Tire Designations
264
Tire Terminology and Definitions
265
Tire Pressure
267
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
268
Tire Pressure Monitor System
269
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
270
Tire Inspection
273
Tire Rotation
273
When It Is Time for New Tires
274
Buying New Tires
275
Different Size Tires and Wheels
276
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
277
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
278
Wheel Replacement
278
Tire Chains
279
If a Tire Goes Flat
280
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
281
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
288
Tire Changing
288
Compact Spare Tire
293
Jump Starting
294
Jump Starting - North America (On-board with eAssist Only)
294
Jump Starting - North America (with or without eAssist)
295
Towing the Vehicle
298
Recreational Vehicle Towing
299
Appearance Care
301
Exterior Care
301
Interior Care
306
Floor Mats
309
Service and Maintenance
311
General Information
311
Maintenance Schedule
312
Special Application Services
317
Additional Maintenance and Care
317
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
320
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
320
Maintenance Replacement Parts
321
Maintenance Records
322
Technical Data
323
Vehicle Identification
323
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
323
Service Parts Identification Label
323
Vehicle Data
324
Capacities and Specifications
324
Engine Drive Belt Routing
325
Customer Information
326
Customer Information
326
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
326
Customer Assistance Offices
328
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
329
Online Owner Center
329
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
330
Roadside Assistance Program
330
Scheduling Service Appointments
332
Courtesy Transportation Program
332
Collision Damage Repair
333
Service Publications Ordering Information
335
Radio Frequency Statement
336
Reporting Safety Defects
336
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
336
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
337
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
337
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
337
Event Data Recorders
338
OnStar
338
Infotainment System
339
OnStar
340
OnStar Overview
340
OnStar Services
341
Emergency
341
Security
341
Navigation
342
Connections
342
Diagnostics
344
OnStar Additional Information
345
Index
351
Index_A
351
Index_B
352
Index_C
352
Index_D
353
Index_E
354
Index_F
354
Index_G
355
Index_H
355
Index_I
355
Index_J
356
Index_K
356
Index_L
356
Index_M
357
Index_N
357
Index_O
357
Index_P
358
Index_R
358
Index_S
359
Index_T
360
Index_U
361
Index_V
361
Index_W
361

FAQ about the 2018 Buick Lacrosse Manual

What contains the 2018 Lacrosse manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Lacrosse owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2018 Buick Lacrosse Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Lacrosse year 2018 free?

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The Buick Lacrosse (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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