2018 Cadillac Cts Owner's Manual

2018 Cadillac Cts owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Cadillac
Model:
Cts
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
7.88 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
4
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
9
Door Locks
10
Trunk
10
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
15
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Seat Belts
16
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
18
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Starting the Engine
21
Vehicle Features
21
Infotainment System
21
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
22
Driver Information Center (DIC)
22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
23
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
23
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
23
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
23
Surround Vision (CTS Only)
23
Curb View Camera (CTS-V Only)
24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
24
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
24
Parking Assist
24
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
24
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
25
Vehicle-to-Vehicle
25
Power Outlets
25
Universal Remote System
25
Sunroof
26
Performance and Maintenance
26
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Fuel (LGX 3.6L V6 Engine)
27
Fuel (LTG 2.0L L4 Engine)
27
Fuel (LF3 3.6L V6 Twin Turbo and LT4 6.2L V8 Engines)
28
E85 or FlexFuel
28
Engine Oil Life System
28
Car Wash Guidelines
29
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Roadside Service
29
Keys, Doors, and Windows
30
Keys and Locks
30
Keys
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
31
Remote Vehicle Start
38
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
41
Delayed Locking
41
Automatic Door Locks
42
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks
43
Doors
43
Trunk
43
Vehicle Security
45
Vehicle Alarm System
45
Immobilizer
47
Immobilizer Operation
47
Exterior Mirrors
48
Convex Mirrors
48
Manual Mirrors
48
Power Mirrors
48
Folding Mirrors
48
Heated Mirrors
48
Automatic Dimming Mirror
49
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
49
Interior Mirrors
49
Interior Rearview Mirrors
49
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
49
Rear Camera Mirror
49
Windows
51
Power Windows
51
Sun Visors
53
Rear Window Sunshade
53
Roof
54
Sunroof
54
Seats and Restraints
56
Head Restraints
57
Front Seats
58
Power Seat Adjustment
58
Lumbar Adjustment
61
Thigh Support Adjustment
61
Reclining Seatbacks
62
Memory Seats
63
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
65
Rear Seats
67
Heated Rear Seats
69
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
70
Seat Belts
70
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
71
Lap-Shoulder Belt
72
Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy
75
Seat Belt Extender
76
Safety System Check
76
Seat Belt Care
76
Replacing Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash
77
Airbag System
77
Where Are the Airbags?
79
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
80
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
81
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
82
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
82
Passenger Sensing System
83
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Airbag System Check
88
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
89
Child Restraints
89
Older Children
89
Infants and Young Children
91
Child Restraint Systems
93
Where to Put the Restraint
95
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
96
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
101
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)
102
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Front Seat)
104
Storage
107
Storage Compartments
107
Instrument Panel Storage
107
Glove Box
107
Cupholders
108
Armrest Storage
108
Center Console Storage
108
Additional Storage Features
109
Cargo Tie-Downs
109
Convenience Net
109
Instruments and Controls
110
Controls
111
Steering Wheel Adjustment
111
Steering Wheel Controls
111
Heated Steering Wheel
111
Horn
112
Windshield Wiper/Washer
112
Compass
114
Clock
114
Power Outlets
114
Wireless Charging
116
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
118
Instrument Cluster
119
Speedometer
122
Odometer
123
Trip Odometer
123
Tachometer
123
Fuel Gauge
123
Boost Gauge (Performance Configuration Only)
124
Engine Oil Temperature Gauge (Performance Configuration Only)
125
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
125
Seat Belt Reminders
126
Airbag Readiness Light
127
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
127
Charging System Light
128
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
129
Brake System Warning Light
130
Electric Parking Brake Light
131
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
131
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
132
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
132
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
132
Traction Off Light
133
StabiliTrak OFF Light
133
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
133
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
134
Driver Mode Control Light (Uplevel)
134
Tire Pressure Light
134
Engine Oil Pressure Light
135
Low Fuel Warning Light
135
Auto Stop Mode (Uplevel Cluster Only)
136
Security Light
136
High-Beam On Light
136
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) Light
136
Lamps On Reminder
137
Cruise Control Light
137
Door Ajar Light
137
Information Displays
138
Driver Information Center (DIC)
138
Head-Up Display (HUD)
141
Vehicle Messages
144
Engine Power Messages
144
Vehicle Speed Messages
145
Vehicle Personalization
145
Universal Remote System
150
Universal Remote System Programming
150
Universal Remote System Operation
153
Lighting
154
Exterior Lighting
154
Exterior Lamp Controls
154
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
156
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
156
Flash-to-Pass
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
156
Automatic Headlamp System
157
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
157
Hazard Warning Flashers
158
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
158
Interior Lighting
159
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
159
Courtesy Lamps
159
Dome Lamps
159
Reading Lamps
159
Lighting Features
160
Entry Lighting
160
Exit Lighting
160
Battery Load Management
160
Battery Power Protection
161
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
161
Infotainment System
162
Introduction
162
Infotainment
162
Performance Data Recorder (PDR)
162
Climate Controls
168
Climate Control Systems
168
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
168
Rear Climate Control System
173
Air Vents
175
Maintenance
176
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
176
Service
176
Driving and Operating
177
Driving Information
178
Distracted Driving
178
Defensive Driving
179
Drunk Driving
179
Control of a Vehicle
179
Braking
179
Steering
180
Off-Road Recovery
180
Loss of Control
181
Track Events and Competitive Driving
181
Driving on Wet Roads
186
Hill and Mountain Roads
186
Winter Driving
187
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
188
Vehicle Load Limits
189
Starting and Operating
192
New Vehicle Break-In
192
Composite Materials
193
Ignition Positions
193
Starting the Engine
195
Engine Heater
197
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
198
Shifting Into Park
198
Shifting out of Park
199
Parking over Things That Burn
200
Extended Parking
200
Engine Exhaust
200
Running the Vehicle While Parked
201
Automatic Transmission
201
Manual Mode
203
Drive Systems
204
All-Wheel Drive
204
Brakes
205
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
205
Electric Parking Brake
205
Brake Assist
207
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
207
Ride Control Systems
207
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
207
Driver Mode Control
209
Competitive Driving Mode (V-Sport Only)
212
Limited-Slip Differential
215
Cruise Control
215
Adaptive Cruise Control
218
Driver Assistance Systems
226
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
227
Assistance Systems for Driving
233
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
233
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
236
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
237
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
237
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
239
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
240
Vehicle-to-Vehicle
241
Fuel
243
California Fuel Requirements
244
Fuels in Foreign Countries
245
Fuel Additives
245
Filling the Tank
245
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
247
Trailer Towing
247
General Towing Information
247
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
247
Trailer Towing (V6 Engine, Non Twin Turbo)
250
Trailer Towing (V6 Twin Turbo)
251
Towing Equipment (V6 Engine, Non Twin Turbo)
251
Towing Equipment (V6 Twin Turbo)
251
Conversions and Add-Ons
252
Add-On Electrical Equipment
252
Vehicle Care
253
General Information
254
California Proposition 65 Warning
254
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
255
Accessories and Modifications
255
Vehicle Checks
255
Doing Your Own Service Work
255
Hood
256
Engine Compartment Overview
257
Engine Oil
264
Engine Oil Life System
266
Automatic Transmission Fluid
267
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
268
Cooling System
270
Engine Overheating
275
Washer Fluid
276
Brakes
276
Brake Fluid
277
Battery - North America
278
All-Wheel Drive
280
Starter Switch Check
280
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
281
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
281
Wiper Blade Replacement
281
Windshield Replacement
282
Gas Strut(s)
282
Headlamp Aiming
283
Bulb Replacement
284
Halogen Bulbs
284
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
284
LED Lighting
284
Back-Up Lamps
284
License Plate Lamp
285
Electrical System
286
Electrical System Overload
286
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
286
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
287
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
290
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
292
Wheels and Tires
295
Tires
295
All-Season Tires
296
Winter Tires
296
Run-Flat Tires
296
Low-Profile Tires
297
Summer Tires
297
Tire Sidewall Labeling
298
Tire Designations
299
Tire Terminology and Definitions
300
Tire Pressure
302
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
303
Tire Pressure Monitor System
304
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
305
Tire Inspection
308
Tire Rotation
308
When It Is Time for New Tires
309
Buying New Tires
310
Different Size Tires and Wheels
312
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
312
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
313
Wheel Replacement
314
Tire Chains
314
If a Tire Goes Flat
315
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
316
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
323
Jump Starting
324
Jump Starting - North America
324
Towing the Vehicle
326
Recreational Vehicle Towing
327
Appearance Care
330
Exterior Care
330
Interior Care
334
Floor Mats
337
Service and Maintenance
338
General Information
338
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
340
Maintenance Schedule
340
Special Application Services
345
Additional Maintenance and Care
346
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
349
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
349
Maintenance Replacement Parts
350
Maintenance Records
352
Technical Data
353
Vehicle Identification
353
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
353
Service Parts Identification Label
353
Vehicle Data
354
Capacities and Specifications
354
Engine Drive Belt Routing
357
Customer Information
358
Customer Information
358
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
358
Customer Assistance Offices
360
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
360
Online Owner Center
361
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
361
Roadside Service
362
Scheduling Service Appointments
364
Courtesy Transportation Program
364
Collision Damage Repair
365
Service Publications Ordering Information
367
Radio Frequency Statement
368
Reporting Safety Defects
368
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
368
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
369
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
369
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
370
Event Data Recorders
370
OnStar
371
Infotainment System
371
OnStar
372
OnStar Overview
372
OnStar Services
373
Emergency
373
Security
374
Navigation
374
Connections
375
Diagnostics
377
OnStar Additional Information
378
Index
383
Index_A
383
Index_B
384
Index_C
384
Index_D
385
Index_E
386
Index_F
386
Index_G
387
Index_H
387
Index_I
387
Index_J
387
Index_K
388
Index_L
388
Index_M
389
Index_N
389
Index_O
389
Index_P
389
Index_R
390
Index_S
390
Index_T
392
Index_U
392
Index_V
392
Index_W
393

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