2018 Chevrolet Cruze Owner's Manual

2018 Chevrolet Cruze owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cruze
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
6.03 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
Instrument Panel Overview
7
Initial Drive Information
9
Stop/Start System
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
10
Trunk
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Heated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Seat Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Infotainment System
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
23
Bluetooth
23
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Cruise Control
24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
25
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
25
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
26
Parking Assist
26
Power Outlets
26
Sunroof
26
Performance and Maintenance
27
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
27
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Fuel (Gasoline)
28
Fuel (Diesel)
28
E85 or FlexFuel
28
Engine Oil Life System
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
29
Diesel Particulate Filter
29
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
30
Roadside Assistance Program
31
Keys, Doors, and Windows
32
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access)
35
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access)
37
Remote Vehicle Start
43
Door Locks
45
Power Door Locks
47
Delayed Locking
47
Automatic Door Locks
47
Lockout Protection
48
Safety Locks
48
Doors
49
Trunk
49
Liftgate
51
Vehicle Security
52
Vehicle Alarm System
52
Immobilizer
54
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
54
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
54
Exterior Mirrors
55
Convex Mirrors
55
Power Mirrors
56
Folding Mirrors
56
Heated Mirrors
56
Interior Mirrors
56
Interior Rearview Mirrors
56
Manual Rearview Mirror
56
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
56
Windows
57
Power Windows
57
Sun Visors
59
Roof
59
Sunroof
59
Seats and Restraints
61
Head Restraints
62
Front Seats
63
Seat Adjustment
63
Power Seat Adjustment
64
Reclining Seatbacks
64
Heated Front Seats
65
Rear Seats
67
Heated Rear Seats
69
Seat Belts
70
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
71
Lap-Shoulder Belt
72
Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy
74
Seat Belt Extender
75
Safety System Check
75
Seat Belt Care
75
Replacing Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash
76
Airbag System
76
Where Are the Airbags?
78
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
79
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
80
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
81
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
81
Passenger Sensing System
82
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
86
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
87
Airbag System Check
87
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
88
Child Restraints
88
Older Children
88
Infants and Young Children
90
Child Restraint Systems
92
Where to Put the Restraint
94
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
95
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
102
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
108
Storage Compartments
108
Glove Box
108
Cupholders
108
Center Console Storage
108
Instruments and Controls
110
Controls
111
Steering Wheel Adjustment
111
Steering Wheel Controls
111
Heated Steering Wheel
112
Horn
112
Windshield Wiper/Washer
112
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
113
Compass
114
Clock
114
Power Outlets
116
Wireless Charging
118
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
120
Instrument Cluster
121
Speedometer
126
Odometer
126
Trip Odometer
126
Tachometer
126
Fuel Gauge
127
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
128
Seat Belt Reminders
129
Airbag Readiness Light
129
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
130
Charging System Light
131
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
131
Brake System Warning Light
133
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
133
Up-Shift Light
134
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
134
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
134
Traction Off Light
135
StabiliTrak OFF Light
135
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
135
Wait-to-Start Light
136
Tire Pressure Light
136
Engine Oil Pressure Light
136
Low Fuel Warning Light
137
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Warning Light
137
Security Light
137
High-Beam On Light
138
Front Fog Lamp Light
138
Lamps On Reminder
138
Cruise Control Light
138
Door Ajar Light
138
Information Displays
139
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base)
139
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
142
Vehicle Messages
145
Engine Power Messages
145
Vehicle Speed Messages
145
Vehicle Personalization
146
Lighting
154
Exterior Lighting
154
Exterior Lamp Controls
154
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
156
Flash-to-Pass
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
156
Automatic Headlamp System
156
Hazard Warning Flashers
157
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
158
Fog Lamps
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 Power Protection
161
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
161
Infotainment System
162
Introduction
162
Infotainment
162
Theft-Deterrent Feature
163
Overview
164
Home Page
165
Operation
165
Software Updates
166
Radio
167
AM-FM Radio
167
Satellite Radio (If Equipped)
168
Radio Reception
169
Multi-Band Antenna
170
Audio Players
170
Avoiding Untrusted Media Devices
170
USB Port
170
Auxiliary Devices
176
Phone
177
Bluetooth (Overview)
177
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
178
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
182
Hands-Free Phone
182
Trademarks and License Agreements
185
Climate Controls
187
Climate Control Systems
187
Climate Control Systems (With Air Conditioning)
187
Climate Control Systems (With Heater Only)
189
Automatic Climate Control System
191
Air Vents
194
Maintenance
195
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
195
Service
195
Driving and Operating
196
Driving Information
197
Distracted Driving
197
Defensive Driving
198
Drunk Driving
198
Control of a Vehicle
198
Braking
198
Steering
199
Off-Road Recovery
199
Loss of Control
200
Driving on Wet Roads
200
Hill and Mountain Roads
201
Winter Driving
202
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
203
Vehicle Load Limits
203
Starting and Operating
207
New Vehicle Break-In
207
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
207
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
209
Starting the Engine
210
Engine Heater
214
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
216
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
216
Shifting out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
216
Parking (Manual Transmission)
217
Parking over Things That Burn
217
Extended Parking
217
Engine Exhaust
218
Running the Vehicle While Parked
219
Diesel Particulate Filter
219
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
220
Automatic Transmission
225
Manual Mode
227
Manual Transmission
228
Brakes
229
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
229
Parking Brake
230
Brake Assist
232
Ride Control Systems
232
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
232
Cruise Control
234
Driver Assistance Systems
236
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
237
Assistance Systems for Driving
239
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
239
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
241
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
241
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
243
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
243
Fuel
245
Fuel (Gasoline)
245
California Fuel Requirements (Gasoline)
246
Fuels in Foreign Countries (Gasoline)
246
Fuel Additives (Gasoline)
246
Fuel for Diesel Engines
247
What Fuel to Use in the U.S. (Diesel)
247
What Fuel to Use in Canada (Diesel)
249
Biodiesel
250
Cold Weather Operation (Diesel)
251
Water in Fuel (Diesel)
251
Running Out of Fuel (Diesel)
254
Fuel Filter Replacement (Diesel)
255
Filling the Tank
255
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
257
Trailer Towing
258
General Towing Information
258
Conversions and Add-Ons
258
Add-On Electrical Equipment
258
Vehicle Care
259
General Information
260
California Proposition 65 Warning
260
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
261
Accessories and Modifications
261
Vehicle Checks
261
Doing Your Own Service Work
261
Hood
262
Engine Compartment Overview
263
Engine Oil
266
Engine Oil Life System
269
Automatic Transmission Fluid
270
Manual Transmission Fluid
271
Hydraulic Clutch
271
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
271
Cooling System
273
Engine Overheating
276
Washer Fluid
277
Brakes
278
Brake Fluid
279
Battery - North America
280
Fuel Filter
281
Starter Switch Check
281
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
282
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
282
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
282
Wiper Blade Replacement
283
Gas Strut(s)
284
Headlamp Aiming
285
Bulb Replacement
285
Halogen Bulbs
285
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
286
Headlamps and Front Turn Signal
286
Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps
287
License Plate Lamp (Liftgate Models)
290
Electrical System
291
Electrical System Overload
291
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
291
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
292
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
296
Wheels and Tires
299
Tires
299
All-Season Tires
299
Winter Tires
300
Low-Profile Tires
300
Tire Sidewall Labeling
301
Tire Designations
303
Tire Terminology and Definitions
303
Tire Pressure
306
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
307
Tire Pressure Monitor System
308
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
309
Tire Inspection
312
Tire Rotation
312
When It Is Time for New Tires
313
Buying New Tires
314
Different Size Tires and Wheels
315
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
316
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
317
Wheel Replacement
317
Tire Chains
318
If a Tire Goes Flat
319
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
320
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
327
Tire Changing
327
Compact Spare Tire
333
Jump Starting
334
Jump Starting - North America
334
Towing the Vehicle
337
Recreational Vehicle Towing
337
Appearance Care
340
Exterior Care
340
Interior Care
345
Floor Mats
348
Service and Maintenance
350
General Information
350
Maintenance Schedule
351
Special Application Services
357
Additional Maintenance and Care
357
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
360
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
360
Maintenance Replacement Parts
361
Maintenance Records
363
Technical Data
364
Vehicle Identification
364
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
364
Service Parts Identification Label
364
Vehicle Data
365
Capacities and Specifications
365
Engine Drive Belt Routing
367
Customer Information
368
Customer Information
368
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
368
Customer Assistance Offices
370
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
371
Online Owner Center
371
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
372
Roadside Assistance Program
372
Scheduling Service Appointments
374
Courtesy Transportation Program
374
Collision Damage Repair
375
Service Publications Ordering Information
377
Radio Frequency Statement
378
Reporting Safety Defects
378
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
378
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
379
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
379
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
380
Event Data Recorders
380
Infotainment System
381
OnStar
382
OnStar Overview
382
OnStar Services
383
Emergency
383
Security
384
Navigation
384
Connections
385
Diagnostics
387
OnStar Additional Information
388
Index
393
Index_A
393
Index_B
394
Index_C
394
Index_D
395
Index_E
396
Index_F
396
Index_G
397
Index_H
397
Index_I
398
Index_J
398
Index_K
398
Index_L
398
Index_M
399
Index_N
399
Index_O
399
Index_P
399
Index_R
400
Index_S
401
Index_T
402
Index_U
402
Index_V
403
Index_W
403

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