2018 Buick Regal Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
7.14 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
Stop/Start System
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
10
Liftgate
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
15
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
16
Seat Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
17
Steering Wheel Adjustment
18
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
19
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
21
Infotainment System
21
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
24
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
24
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System
25
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
25
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
25
Parking Assist
26
Power Outlets
26
Universal Remote System
26
Sunroof
27
Performance and Maintenance
28
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
28
Tire Pressure Monitor
28
Fuel (2.0L Turbo Engine)
28
Fuel (3.6L Engine)
29
E85 or FlexFuel
29
Engine Oil Life System
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
30
Roadside Assistance Program
30
Keys, Doors, and Windows
31
Keys and Locks
31
Keys
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
32
Remote Vehicle Start
39
Door Locks
40
Power Door Locks
42
Delayed Locking
42
Automatic Door Locks
43
Lockout Protection
43
Safety Locks
43
Doors
44
Liftgate
44
Vehicle Security
53
Vehicle Alarm System
53
Immobilizer
55
Immobilizer Operation
55
Exterior Mirrors
56
Convex Mirrors
56
Power Mirrors
56
Folding Mirrors
57
Heated Mirrors
57
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
57
Interior Mirrors
57
Interior Rearview Mirrors
57
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
58
Windows
58
Power Windows
58
Sun Visors
60
Roof
60
Sunroof
60
Seats and Restraints
62
Head Restraints
63
Front Seats
65
Seat Adjustment
65
Power Seat Adjustment
66
Lumbar Adjustment
66
Thigh Support Adjustment
67
Reclining Seatbacks
67
Memory Seats
69
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
70
Massage
72
Rear Seats
72
Seat Belts
74
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
75
Lap-Shoulder Belt
76
Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy
78
Seat Belt Extender
79
Safety System Check
79
Seat Belt Care
79
Replacing Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash
80
Airbag System
80
Where Are the Airbags?
82
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
83
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
84
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
85
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
85
Passenger Sensing System
86
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
91
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
91
Airbag System Check
92
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
92
Child Restraints
93
Older Children
93
Infants and Young Children
94
Child Restraint Systems
97
Where to Put the Restraint
98
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
99
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
105
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)
105
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Front Seat)
107
Pedestrian Protection System
110
Storage
113
Storage Compartments
113
Glove Box
113
Cupholders
113
Front Storage
114
Sunglasses Storage
114
Armrest Storage
115
Additional Storage Features
115
Cargo Cover
115
Cargo Tie-Downs (Wagon)
116
Convenience Net
117
Instruments and Controls
118
Controls
119
Steering Wheel Adjustment
119
Steering Wheel Controls
119
Heated Steering Wheel
120
Horn
120
Windshield Wiper/Washer
120
Compass
121
Clock
121
Power Outlets
122
Wireless Charging
123
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
125
Instrument Cluster
126
Speedometer
130
Odometer
130
Tachometer
130
Fuel Gauge
131
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
131
Seat Belt Reminders
132
Airbag Readiness Light
133
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
133
Charging System Light
134
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
134
Brake System Warning Light
136
Electric Parking Brake Light
137
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
137
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
137
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
138
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
138
Traction Off Light
138
StabiliTrak OFF Light
139
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
139
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
139
Tire Pressure Light
140
Engine Oil Pressure Light
140
Low Fuel Warning Light
141
Security Light
141
High-Beam On Light
141
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
141
Front Fog Lamp Light
142
Lamps On Reminder
142
Cruise Control Light
142
Door Ajar Light
142
Information Displays
143
Driver Information Center (DIC)
143
Head-Up Display (HUD)
147
Vehicle Messages
150
Engine Power Messages
151
Vehicle Speed Messages
151
Vehicle Personalization
151
Universal Remote System
159
Universal Remote System Programming
159
Universal Remote System Operation
161
Lighting
162
Exterior Lighting
162
Exterior Lamp Controls
162
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
163
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
163
Flash-to-Pass
163
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
163
Automatic Headlamp System
163
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
164
Hazard Warning Flashers
165
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
165
Fog Lamps
166
Interior Lighting
166
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
166
Dome Lamps
166
Reading Lamps
167
Lighting Features
167
Entry Lighting
167
Exit Lighting
167
Battery Load Management
168
Battery Power Protection
168
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
168
Infotainment System
170
Introduction
170
Infotainment
170
Theft-Deterrent Feature
171
Overview
172
Home Page
173
Operation
173
Software Updates
174
Radio
175
AM-FM Radio
175
Satellite Radio
176
Radio Reception
177
Multi-Band Antenna
178
Audio Players
179
Avoiding Untrusted Media Devices
179
USB Port
179
Auxiliary Devices
185
Phone
185
Bluetooth (Overview)
185
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
186
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
190
Hands-Free Phone
191
Trademarks and License Agreements
194
Climate Controls
196
Climate Control Systems
196
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
196
Air Vents
201
Maintenance
201
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
201
Service
201
Driving and Operating
203
Driving Information
204
Distracted Driving
204
Defensive Driving
205
Drunk Driving
205
Control of a Vehicle
205
Braking
205
Steering
206
Off-Road Recovery
207
Loss of Control
207
Driving on Wet Roads
208
Hill and Mountain Roads
208
Winter Driving
209
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
210
Vehicle Load Limits
211
Starting and Operating
215
New Vehicle Break-In
215
Ignition Positions
215
Starting the Engine
217
Engine Heater
218
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
219
Shifting Into Park
220
Shifting out of Park
220
Parking over Things That Burn
221
Extended Parking
221
Engine Exhaust
222
Running the Vehicle While Parked
222
Automatic Transmission
223
Manual Mode
225
Drive Systems
226
All-Wheel Drive
226
Brakes
226
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
226
Electric Parking Brake
227
Brake Assist
228
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
228
Ride Control Systems
229
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
229
Selective Ride Control (GS Models Only)
231
Cruise Control
232
Adaptive Cruise Control
235
Driver Assistance Systems
242
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
243
Assistance Systems for Driving
245
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
245
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
247
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System
249
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
251
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
251
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
253
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
253
Fuel
255
California Fuel Requirements
256
Fuels in Foreign Countries
257
Fuel Additives
257
Filling the Tank
257
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
258
Trailer Towing
259
General Towing Information
259
Conversions and Add-Ons
259
Add-On Electrical Equipment
259
Vehicle Care
261
General Information
262
California Proposition 65 Warning
262
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
263
Accessories and Modifications
263
Vehicle Checks
263
Doing Your Own Service Work
263
Hood
264
Engine Compartment Overview
265
Engine Oil
268
Engine Oil Life System
270
Automatic Transmission Fluid
271
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
272
Cooling System
273
Engine Overheating
277
Washer Fluid
278
Brakes
279
Brake Fluid
280
Battery - North America
281
All-Wheel Drive
282
Starter Switch Check
282
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
282
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
282
Wiper Blade Replacement
283
Windshield Replacement
284
Gas Strut(s)
284
Headlamp Aiming
285
Bulb Replacement
285
Halogen Bulbs
285
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
286
Headlamps
286
Fog Lamps
287
Front Turn Signal Lamps
287
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
287
License Plate Lamp
288
Electrical System
289
Electrical System Overload
289
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
290
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
290
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
293
Wheels and Tires
295
Tires
295
All-Season Tires
296
Winter Tires
297
Low-Profile Tires
297
Tire Sidewall Labeling
297
Tire Designations
299
Tire Terminology and Definitions
300
Tire Pressure
303
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
304
Tire Pressure Monitor System
305
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
306
Tire Inspection
309
Tire Rotation
309
When It Is Time for New Tires
310
Buying New Tires
311
Different Size Tires and Wheels
312
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
313
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
314
Wheel Replacement
314
Tire Chains
315
If a Tire Goes Flat
316
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
317
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
323
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Subwoofer)
330
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Without Subwoofer)
330
Tire Changing
331
Compact Spare Tire
336
Jump Starting
337
Jump Starting - North America
337
Towing the Vehicle
340
Recreational Vehicle Towing
340
Appearance Care
343
Exterior Care
343
Interior Care
347
Floor Mats
350
Service and Maintenance
352
General Information
352
Maintenance Schedule
354
Special Application Services
359
Additional Maintenance and Care
359
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
362
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
362
Maintenance Replacement Parts
363
Maintenance Records
364
Technical Data
365
Vehicle Identification
365
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
365
Service Parts Identification Label
365
Vehicle Data
366
Capacities and Specifications
366
Engine Drive Belt Routing
368
Customer Information
369
Customer Information
369
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
369
Customer Assistance Offices
371
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
372
Online Owner Center
372
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
373
Roadside Assistance Program
373
Scheduling Service Appointments
375
Courtesy Transportation Program
375
Collision Damage Repair
376
Service Publications Ordering Information
378
Radio Frequency Statement
379
Reporting Safety Defects
380
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
380
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
380
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
381
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
381
Event Data Recorders
381
OnStar
382
Infotainment System
382
OnStar
383
OnStar Overview
383
OnStar Services
384
Emergency
384
Security
385
Navigation
385
Connections
386
Diagnostics
388
OnStar Additional Information
389
Index
395
Index_A
395
Index_B
396
Index_C
396
Index_D
397
Index_E
398
Index_F
398
Index_G
399
Index_H
399
Index_I
400
Index_J
400
Index_K
400
Index_L
400
Index_M
401
Index_N
401
Index_O
401
Index_P
402
Index_R
402
Index_S
403
Index_T
404
Index_U
405
Index_V
405
Index_W
405

FAQ about the 2018 Buick Regal Manual

What contains the 2018 Regal manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Buick Regal
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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