2018 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual

2018 Chevrolet Equinox owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Equinox
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
7.24 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
About Driving the Vehicle
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
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Seat Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
16
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
19
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Infotainment System
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices
22
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
24
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
24
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
24
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
24
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
25
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
25
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
25
Parking Assist
25
Power Outlets
25
Universal Remote System
26
Sunroof
26
Performance and Maintenance
27
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
27
Tire Pressure Monitor
27
Fuel (LYX - 1.5L L4 Turbo Engine)
28
Fuel (LTG - 2.0L L4 Turbo Engine)
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
31
Roadside Assistance Program
31
Keys, Doors, and Windows
32
Keys and Locks
32
Keys
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
33
Remote Vehicle Start
40
Door Locks
41
Power Door Locks
43
Delayed Locking
44
Automatic Door Locks
44
Lockout Protection
44
Safety Locks
45
Doors
45
Liftgate
45
Vehicle Security
50
Vehicle Alarm System
50
Immobilizer
51
Immobilizer Operation
51
Exterior Mirrors
52
Convex Mirrors
52
Power Mirrors
52
Folding Mirrors
53
Heated Mirrors
53
Automatic Dimming Mirror
53
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
53
Interior Mirrors
54
Interior Rearview Mirrors
54
Manual Rearview Mirror
54
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
54
Windows
54
Power Windows
54
Sun Visors
56
Roof
56
Sunroof
56
Seats and Restraints
59
Head Restraints
60
Front Seats
62
Seat Adjustment
62
Power Seat Adjustment
62
Lumbar Adjustment
63
Reclining Seatbacks
63
Memory Seats
64
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
67
Rear Seats
68
Heated Rear Seats
71
Seat Belts
71
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
72
Lap-Shoulder Belt
73
Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy
77
Seat Belt Extender
77
Safety System Check
77
Seat Belt Care
78
Replacing Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash
78
Airbag System
79
Where Are the Airbags?
80
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
82
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
82
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
83
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
83
Passenger Sensing System
84
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
89
Airbag System Check
89
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
90
Child Restraints
90
Older Children
90
Infants and Young Children
92
Child Restraint Systems
94
Where to Put the Restraint
96
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
97
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
Sunglasses Storage
108
Center Console Storage
108
Additional Storage Features
109
Cargo Cover
109
Cargo Tie-Downs
109
Roof Rack System
110
Instruments and Controls
111
Controls
112
Steering Wheel Adjustment
112
Steering Wheel Controls
112
Heated Steering Wheel
113
Horn
113
Windshield Wiper/Washer
113
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
114
Compass
115
Clock
115
Power Outlets
117
Wireless Charging
119
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
120
Instrument Cluster
121
Speedometer
125
Odometer
125
Trip Odometer
125
Tachometer
125
Fuel Gauge
126
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
127
Seat Belt Reminders
127
Airbag Readiness Light
128
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
128
Charging System Light
129
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
130
Brake System Warning Light
132
Electric Parking Brake Light
132
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
133
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
133
Tow/Haul Mode Light
133
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
134
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
134
Traction Off Light
134
StabiliTrak OFF Light
134
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
135
Wait-to-Start Light
135
Tire Pressure Light
135
Engine Oil Pressure Light
136
Low Fuel Warning Light
136
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Warning Light
137
Security Light
137
High-Beam On Light
137
Front Fog Lamp Light
138
Lamps On Reminder
138
Cruise Control Light
138
Information Displays
138
Driver Information Center (DIC)
138
Vehicle Messages
144
Engine Power Messages
144
Vehicle Speed Messages
144
Vehicle Personalization
145
Universal Remote System
152
Universal Remote System Programming
152
Universal Remote System Programming
155
Universal Remote System Operation
157
Lighting
158
Exterior Lighting
158
Exterior Lamp Controls
158
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
160
Flash-to-Pass
160
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
160
Automatic Headlamp System
160
Hazard Warning Flashers
161
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
161
Fog Lamps
162
Interior Lighting
162
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
162
Courtesy Lamps
163
Dome Lamps
163
Reading Lamps
163
Lighting Features
164
Entry Lighting
164
Exit Lighting
164
Battery Load Management
164
Battery Power Protection
165
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
165
Infotainment System
166
Introduction
166
Infotainment
166
Theft-Deterrent Feature
167
Overview
168
Home Page
169
Operation
169
Radio
170
AM-FM Radio
170
Satellite Radio
171
Radio Reception
173
Multi-Band Antenna
173
Audio Players
174
Avoiding Untrusted Media Devices
174
USB Port
174
Auxiliary Devices
180
Phone
180
Bluetooth (Overview)
180
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
181
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
185
Hands-Free Phone
186
Trademarks and License Agreements
188
Climate Controls
190
Climate Control Systems
190
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
192
Air Vents
195
Maintenance
195
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
195
Service
196
Driving and Operating
197
Driving Information
198
Driver Behavior
198
Driving Environment
198
Vehicle Design
198
Distracted Driving
199
Defensive Driving
199
Drunk Driving
200
Control of a Vehicle
200
Braking
200
Steering
200
Off-Road Recovery
201
Loss of Control
201
Off-Road Driving
202
Driving on Wet Roads
206
Hill and Mountain Roads
207
Winter Driving
208
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
209
Vehicle Load Limits
210
Starting and Operating
213
New Vehicle Break-In
213
Ignition Positions
214
Starting the Engine
216
Engine Heater
219
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
220
Shifting Into Park
220
Shifting out of Park
221
Parking over Things That Burn
222
Extended Parking
222
Engine Exhaust
222
Running the Vehicle While Parked
223
Diesel Particulate Filter
223
Diesel Exhaust Fluid
224
Automatic Transmission
229
Manual Mode
231
Tow/Haul Mode
232
Drive Systems
233
All-Wheel Drive
233
Brakes
234
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
234
Electric Parking Brake
235
Brake Assist
236
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
236
Ride Control Systems
237
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
237
Cruise Control
240
Driver Assistance Systems
242
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
243
Assistance Systems for Driving
246
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
246
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
248
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
250
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
250
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
252
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
252
Fuel
254
Fuel (Gasoline)
254
California Fuel Requirements (Gasoline)
255
Fuels in Foreign Countries (Gasoline)
256
Fuel Additives
256
Fuel for Diesel Engines
256
What Fuel to Use in the U.S. (Diesel)
257
What Fuel to Use in Canada and Mexico (Diesel)
258
Biodiesel
259
Cold Weather Operation (Diesel)
260
Water in Fuel (Diesel)
260
Running Out of Fuel (Diesel)
263
Fuel Filter Replacement (Diesel)
264
Filling the Tank (Gasoline)
264
Filling the Tank (Diesel)
266
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
268
Trailer Towing
269
General Towing Information
269
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
269
Towing Equipment
274
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
274
Conversions and Add-Ons
275
Add-On Electrical Equipment
275
Vehicle Care
276
General Information
277
California Proposition 65 Warning
277
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
277
Accessories and Modifications
278
Vehicle Checks
278
Doing Your Own Service Work
278
Hood
279
Engine Compartment Overview
281
Engine Oil
286
Engine Oil Life System
290
Automatic Transmission Fluid
291
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
291
Cooling System
293
Engine Overheating
296
Washer Fluid
298
Brakes
298
Brake Fluid
299
Battery - North America
300
All-Wheel Drive
301
Starter Switch Check
301
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
301
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
302
Wiper Blade Replacement
302
Gas Strut(s)
303
Headlamp Aiming
304
Bulb Replacement
305
Halogen Bulbs
305
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
305
LED Lighting
305
Headlamps
305
Taillamps
306
License Plate Lamp
307
Replacement Bulbs
307
Electrical System
308
Electrical System Overload
308
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
308
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
309
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
312
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
314
Wheels and Tires
316
Tires
316
All-Season Tires
317
Winter Tires
317
Summer Tires
317
Tire Sidewall Labeling
318
Tire Designations
320
Tire Terminology and Definitions
321
Tire Pressure
323
Tire Pressure Monitor System
324
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
325
Tire Inspection
329
Tire Rotation
329
When It Is Time for New Tires
331
Buying New Tires
331
Different Size Tires and Wheels
333
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
333
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
335
Wheel Replacement
335
Tire Chains
336
If a Tire Goes Flat
336
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
338
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
344
Tire Changing
345
Compact Spare Tire
350
Jump Starting
351
Jump Starting - North America
351
Towing the Vehicle
354
Recreational Vehicle Towing
355
Appearance Care
358
Exterior Care
358
Interior Care
363
Floor Mats
366
Service and Maintenance
368
General Information
368
Maintenance Schedule
369
Special Application Services
375
Additional Maintenance and Care
376
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
379
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
379
Maintenance Replacement Parts
380
Maintenance Records
382
Technical Data
383
Vehicle Identification
383
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
383
Service Parts Identification Label
383
Vehicle Data
384
Capacities and Specifications
384
Engine Drive Belt Routing
386
Customer Information
387
Customer Information
387
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
387
Customer Assistance Offices
389
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
390
Online Owner Center
390
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
391
Roadside Assistance Program
391
Scheduling Service Appointments
393
Courtesy Transportation Program
393
Collision Damage Repair
394
Service Publications Ordering Information
396
Radio Frequency Statement
397
Reporting Safety Defects
397
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
397
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
398
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
398
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
398
Event Data Recorders
399
OnStar
399
Infotainment System
400
OnStar
401
OnStar Overview
401
OnStar Services
402
Emergency
402
Security
402
Navigation
403
Connections
403
Diagnostics
405
OnStar Additional Information
406
Index
412
Index_A
412
Index_B
413
Index_C
413
Index_D
414
Index_E
415
Index_F
415
Index_G
416
Index_H
416
Index_I
417
Index_J
417
Index_K
417
Index_L
417
Index_M
418
Index_N
418
Index_O
418
Index_P
419
Index_R
419
Index_S
420
Index_T
421
Index_U
422
Index_V
422
Index_W
422

FAQ about the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Manual

What contains the 2018 Equinox manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Equinox owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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