2018 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
5.8 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
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
11
Memory Features
13
Second Row Seats
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Seat Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
15
Mirror Adjustment
15
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
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
21
Driver Information Center (DIC)
21
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
22
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
22
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
22
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
23
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
23
Parking Assist
23
Power Outlets
23
Universal Remote System
23
Sunroof
24
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Fuel
25
E85 or FlexFuel
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
26
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
30
Remote Vehicle Start
35
Door Locks
37
Power Door Locks
39
Delayed Locking
40
Automatic Door Locks
40
Lockout Protection
40
Safety Locks
41
Doors
41
Trunk
41
Vehicle Security
43
Vehicle Alarm System
43
Immobilizer
44
Immobilizer Operation
44
Exterior Mirrors
45
Convex Mirrors
45
Power Mirrors
45
Folding Mirrors
46
Heated Mirrors
46
Automatic Dimming Mirror
46
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
46
Interior Mirrors
47
Interior Rearview Mirrors
47
Manual Rearview Mirror
47
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
47
Windows
47
Power Windows
47
Sun Visors
49
Roof
49
Sunroof
49
Seats and Restraints
51
Head Restraints
52
Front Seats
55
Seat Adjustment
55
Power Seat Adjustment
56
Lumbar Adjustment
56
Reclining Seatbacks
56
Memory Seats
58
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
60
Rear Seats
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?
72
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
73
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
74
Passenger Sensing System
75
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
81
Older Children
81
Infants and Young Children
83
Child Restraint Systems
85
Where to Put the Restraint
87
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
88
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
94
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)
94
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Front Seat)
96
Storage
100
Storage Compartments
100
Instrument Panel Storage
100
Glove Box
101
Cupholders
101
Center Console Storage
101
Umbrella Storage
102
Additional Storage Features
102
Cargo Management System
102
Convenience Net
103
Instruments and Controls
104
Controls
105
Steering Wheel Adjustment
105
Steering Wheel Controls
105
Heated Steering Wheel
105
Horn
105
Windshield Wiper/Washer
106
Compass
107
Clock
107
Power Outlets
107
Wireless Charging
109
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
110
Instrument Cluster
111
Speedometer
114
Odometer
114
Trip Odometer
114
Tachometer
114
Fuel Gauge
115
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
116
Seat Belt Reminders
116
Airbag Readiness Light
117
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
117
Charging System Light
118
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
119
Brake System Warning Light
120
Electric Parking Brake Light
121
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
121
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
121
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
122
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
122
Traction Off Light
122
StabiliTrak OFF Light
123
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
123
Tire Pressure Light
123
Engine Oil Pressure Light
124
Low Fuel Warning Light
124
Security Light
124
High-Beam On Light
125
Lamps On Reminder
125
Cruise Control Light
125
Door Ajar Light
125
Information Displays
126
Driver Information Center (DIC)
126
Vehicle Messages
128
Engine Power Messages
128
Vehicle Speed Messages
129
Vehicle Personalization
129
Universal Remote System
136
Universal Remote System Programming
136
Universal Remote System Operation
138
Lighting
140
Exterior Lighting
140
Exterior Lamp Controls
140
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
141
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
141
Flash-to-Pass
141
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
141
Automatic Headlamp System
142
Hazard Warning Flashers
142
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
143
Interior Lighting
143
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
143
Courtesy Lamps
143
Dome Lamps
144
Reading Lamps
144
Lighting Features
145
Entry Lighting
145
Exit Lighting
145
Battery Load Management
145
Battery Power Protection
146
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
146
Infotainment System
147
Introduction
147
Infotainment
147
Climate Controls
148
Climate Control Systems
148
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
151
Air Vents
155
Maintenance
156
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
156
Service
156
Driving and Operating
157
Driving Information
158
Distracted Driving
158
Defensive Driving
158
Drunk Driving
159
Control of a Vehicle
159
Braking
159
Steering
159
Off-Road Recovery
160
Loss of Control
160
Driving on Wet Roads
161
Hill and Mountain Roads
162
Winter Driving
162
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
164
Vehicle Load Limits
164
Starting and Operating
168
New Vehicle Break-In
168
Ignition Positions
168
Starting the Engine
170
Engine Heater
171
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
172
Shifting Into Park
173
Shifting out of Park
173
Parking over Things That Burn
174
Extended Parking
174
Engine Exhaust
175
Running the Vehicle While Parked
175
Automatic Transmission
176
Manual Mode
177
Brakes
178
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
178
Electric Parking Brake
179
Brake Assist
181
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
181
Ride Control Systems
181
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
181
Cruise Control
183
Adaptive Cruise Control
185
Driver Assistance Systems
192
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
193
Assistance Systems for Driving
195
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
195
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
197
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
199
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
199
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
201
Fuel
202
California Fuel Requirements
203
Fuels in Foreign Countries
203
Fuel Additives
203
E85 or FlexFuel
204
Filling the Tank
204
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
206
Trailer Towing
207
General Towing Information
207
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
207
Towing Equipment
211
Conversions and Add-Ons
211
Add-On Electrical Equipment
211
Vehicle Care
213
General Information
214
California Proposition 65 Warning
214
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
215
Accessories and Modifications
215
Vehicle Checks
215
Doing Your Own Service Work
215
Hood
216
Engine Compartment Overview
217
Engine Oil
220
Engine Oil Life System
222
Automatic Transmission Fluid
223
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
224
Cooling System
225
Engine Overheating
229
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
230
Washer Fluid
230
Brakes
231
Brake Fluid
232
Battery - North America
233
Starter Switch Check
234
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
234
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
235
Wiper Blade Replacement
235
Gas Strut(s)
236
Headlamp Aiming
237
Bulb Replacement
237
Halogen Bulbs
237
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
238
LED Lighting
238
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
238
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
239
License Plate Lamp
241
Replacement Bulbs
241
Electrical System
242
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
242
Electrical System Overload
242
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
242
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
243
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
246
Wheels and Tires
248
Tires
248
All-Season Tires
249
Winter Tires
250
Low-Profile Tires
250
Summer Tires
250
Tire Sidewall Labeling
251
Tire Designations
253
Tire Terminology and Definitions
254
Tire Pressure
256
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
257
Tire Pressure Monitor System
258
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
259
Tire Inspection
262
Tire Rotation
262
When It Is Time for New Tires
263
Buying New Tires
264
Different Size Tires and Wheels
265
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
266
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
267
Wheel Replacement
267
Tire Chains
268
If a Tire Goes Flat
268
Tire Changing
270
Compact Spare Tire
275
Jump Starting
276
Jump Starting - North America
276
Towing the Vehicle
279
Recreational Vehicle Towing
279
Appearance Care
281
Exterior Care
281
Interior Care
286
Floor Mats
289
Service and Maintenance
291
General Information
291
Maintenance Schedule
292
Special Application Services
297
Additional Maintenance and Care
297
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
300
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
300
Maintenance Replacement Parts
301
Maintenance Records
302
Technical Data
303
Vehicle Identification
303
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
303
Service Parts Identification Label
303
Vehicle Data
304
Capacities and Specifications
304
Engine Drive Belt Routing
305
Customer Information
306
Customer Information
306
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
306
Customer Assistance Offices
308
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
309
Online Owner Center
309
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
310
Roadside Assistance Program
310
Scheduling Service Appointments
312
Courtesy Transportation Program
312
Collision Damage Repair
313
Service Publications Ordering Information
315
Radio Frequency Statement
316
Reporting Safety Defects
316
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
316
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
317
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
317
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
318
Event Data Recorders
318
OnStar
319
Infotainment System
319
OnStar
320
OnStar Overview
320
OnStar Services
321
Emergency
321
Security
321
Navigation
322
Connections
322
Diagnostics
324
OnStar Additional Information
325
Index
331
Index_A
331
Index_B
332
Index_C
332
Index_D
333
Index_E
334
Index_F
334
Index_G
335
Index_H
335
Index_I
335
Index_J
336
Index_K
336
Index_L
336
Index_M
337
Index_N
337
Index_O
337
Index_P
337
Index_R
338
Index_S
338
Index_T
340
Index_U
340
Index_V
340
Index_W
341

FAQ about the 2018 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2018 Impala manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Impala, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Impala owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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The Chevrolet Impala (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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