2018 Chevrolet Trax Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
6.69 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
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
10
Liftgate
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Second Row Seats
13
Heated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Seat Belts
14
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
15
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
16
Exterior Lighting
17
Windshield Wiper/Washer
17
Climate Controls
18
Transmission
19
Vehicle Features
20
Infotainment System
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
20
Portable Audio Devices
21
Bluetooth
21
Steering Wheel Controls
21
Cruise Control
22
Driver Information Center (DIC)
22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
23
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
23
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
23
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
23
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System
23
Parking Assist
24
Power Outlets
24
Sunroof
24
Performance and Maintenance
25
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
26
Fuel
26
E85 or FlexFuel
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
28
Keys, Doors, and Windows
29
Keys and Locks
29
Keys (Keyless Access)
29
Keys (Key Access)
30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access)
32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access)
35
Remote Vehicle Start
40
Door Locks
42
Power Door Locks
43
Delayed Locking
43
Automatic Door Locks
43
Lockout Protection
44
Safety Locks
44
Doors
45
Liftgate
45
Vehicle Security
47
Vehicle Alarm System
47
Immobilizer
48
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless Access)
48
Immobilizer Operation (Key Access)
49
Exterior Mirrors
50
Convex Mirrors
50
Power Mirrors
50
Folding Mirrors
50
Heated Mirrors
50
Interior Mirrors
51
Interior Rearview Mirrors
51
Manual Rearview Mirror
51
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
51
Windows
51
Power Windows
52
Sun Visors
53
Roof
54
Sunroof
54
Seats and Restraints
56
Head Restraints
57
Front Seats
58
Seat Adjustment
58
Power Seat Adjustment
59
Lumbar Adjustment
59
Reclining Seatbacks
60
Front Seat Armrest
61
Heated Front Seats
61
Folding Seatback
62
Rear Seats
63
Rear Seat Armrest
66
Seat Belts
66
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
67
Lap-Shoulder Belt
68
Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy
71
Seat Belt Extender
71
Safety System Check
72
Seat Belt Care
72
Replacing Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash
72
Airbag System
73
Where Are the Airbags?
75
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
76
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
77
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
77
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
78
Passenger Sensing System
79
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
83
Airbag System Check
84
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
84
Child Restraints
85
Older Children
85
Infants and Young Children
86
Child Restraint Systems
89
Where to Put the Restraint
90
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
91
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
98
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)
99
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Front Seat)
101
Storage
104
Storage Compartments
104
Instrument Panel Storage
104
Glove Box
104
Cupholders
104
Sunglasses Storage
104
Underseat Storage
105
Additional Storage Features
105
Cargo Cover
105
Cargo Management System
105
Convenience Net
106
Roof Rack System
106
Instruments and Controls
108
Controls
109
Steering Wheel Adjustment
109
Steering Wheel Controls
109
Horn
110
Windshield Wiper/Washer
110
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
111
Compass
111
Clock
112
Power Outlets
112
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
113
Instrument Cluster
114
Speedometer
116
Odometer
116
Trip Odometer
116
Tachometer
116
Fuel Gauge
116
Seat Belt Reminders
117
Airbag Readiness Light
118
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
118
Charging System Light
119
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
119
Service Vehicle Soon Light
121
Owner Manual Indicator
121
Brake System Warning Light
122
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
122
Operate Pedal Light
123
Up-Shift Light
123
Power Steering Warning Light
123
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
123
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
124
Ultrasonic Parking Sensor Light
124
Traction Off Light
124
StabiliTrak OFF Light
124
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
125
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
125
Tire Pressure Light
125
Engine Oil Pressure Light
126
Low Fuel Warning Light
126
Immobilizer Light
127
Reduced Engine Power Light
127
High-Beam On Light
127
Front Fog Lamp Light
127
Lamps On Reminder
128
Cruise Control Light
128
Door Ajar Light
128
Information Displays
128
Driver Information Center (DIC)
128
Vehicle Messages
133
Vehicle Messages (Base Level)
133
Vehicle Messages (Uplevel)
134
Engine Power Messages
135
Vehicle Speed Messages
135
Vehicle Personalization
135
Lighting
139
Exterior Lighting
139
Exterior Lamp Controls
139
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
140
Flash-to-Pass
140
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
140
Automatic Headlamp System
141
Hazard Warning Flashers
141
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
142
Front Fog Lamps
142
Interior Lighting
142
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
142
Courtesy Lamps
143
Dome Lamps
143
Reading Lamps
143
Lighting Features
144
Entry Lighting
144
Exit Lighting
144
Battery Load Management
144
Battery Power Protection
145
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
145
Infotainment System
146
Introduction
146
Overview
147
Using the System
149
Radio
151
AM-FM Radio
151
Satellite Radio
153
Radio Reception
153
Backglass Antenna
153
Multi-Band Antenna
154
Audio Players
154
Avoiding Untrusted Media Devices
154
USB Port
154
Auxiliary Jack
157
Bluetooth Audio
158
OnStar System
159
Phone
160
Bluetooth (Overview)
160
Bluetooth (Pairing and Using the Phone)
161
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
165
Settings
167
Trademarks and License Agreements
170
Climate Controls
172
Climate Control Systems
172
Air Vents
174
Maintenance
175
Air Intake
175
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
175
Service
176
Driving and Operating
177
Driving Information
178
Driver Behavior
178
Driving Environment
178
Vehicle Design
178
Distracted Driving
178
Defensive Driving
179
Drunk Driving
179
Control of a Vehicle
180
Braking
180
Steering
180
Off-Road Recovery
181
Loss of Control
181
Driving on Wet Roads
182
Hill and Mountain Roads
183
Winter Driving
184
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
185
Vehicle Load Limits
185
Starting and Operating
189
New Vehicle Break-In
189
Ignition Positions (Keyless Access)
189
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
191
Starting the Engine
193
Engine Heater
195
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
196
Shifting Into Park
197
Shifting out of Park
198
Parking
199
Parking over Things That Burn
199
Extended Parking (Keyless Access)
199
Engine Exhaust
200
Running the Vehicle While Parked
200
Automatic Transmission
201
Manual Mode
202
Manual Transmission
204
Drive Systems
206
All-Wheel Drive
206
Brakes
207
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
207
Parking Brake
207
Brake Assist
208
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
208
Ride Control Systems
209
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
209
Cruise Control
211
Driver Assistance Systems
213
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
213
Parking Assist
216
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
217
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
218
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
220
Fuel
222
Fuels in Foreign Countries
222
Fuel Additives
223
Filling the Tank
223
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
224
Trailer Towing
225
General Towing Information
225
Conversions and Add-Ons
225
Add-On Electrical Equipment
225
Vehicle Care
227
General Information
228
California Proposition 65 Warning
228
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
229
Accessories and Modifications
229
Vehicle Checks
229
Doing Your Own Service Work
229
Hood
230
Engine Compartment Overview
232
Engine Oil
235
Engine Oil Life System
237
Automatic Transmission Fluid
239
Manual Transmission Fluid
239
Hydraulic Clutch
239
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
239
Cooling System
241
Engine Overheating
245
Power Steering Fluid (1.4L L4 Engine)
246
Power Steering Fluid (1.8L L4 Engine)
246
Washer Fluid
247
Brakes
248
Brake Fluid
248
Battery - North America
250
All-Wheel Drive
250
Starter Switch Check
251
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
251
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
251
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
252
Wiper Blade Replacement
252
Windshield Replacement
253
Gas Strut(s)
254
Headlamp Aiming
255
Bulb Replacement
255
Halogen Bulbs
255
LED Lighting
255
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
256
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
258
License Plate Lamp
261
Electrical System
261
Electrical System Overload
261
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
262
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
262
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
266
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
268
Wheels and Tires
269
Tires
269
All-Season Tires
270
Winter Tires
270
Tire Sidewall Labeling
271
Tire Designations
273
Tire Terminology and Definitions
273
Tire Pressure
276
Tire Pressure Monitor System
277
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
278
Tire Inspection
281
Tire Rotation
282
When It Is Time for New Tires
283
Buying New Tires
283
Different Size Tires and Wheels
285
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
285
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
287
Wheel Replacement
287
Tire Chains
288
If a Tire Goes Flat
288
Tire Changing
289
Compact Spare Tire
294
Jump Starting
295
Jump Starting - North America
295
Towing the Vehicle
298
Recreational Vehicle Towing
299
Appearance Care
302
Exterior Care
302
Interior Care
306
Floor Mats
309
Service and Maintenance
311
General Information
311
Maintenance Schedule
313
Special Application Services
318
Additional Maintenance and Care
319
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
322
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
322
Maintenance Replacement Parts
323
Maintenance Records
324
Technical Data
325
Vehicle Identification
325
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
325
Service Parts Identification Label
325
Vehicle Data
326
Capacities and Specifications
326
Engine Drive Belt Routing
327
Customer Information
328
Customer Information
328
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
328
Customer Assistance Offices
330
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
331
Online Owner Center
331
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
332
Roadside Assistance Program
332
Scheduling Service Appointments
334
Courtesy Transportation Program
334
Collision Damage Repair
335
Service Publications Ordering Information
337
Radio Frequency Statement
338
Reporting Safety Defects
339
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
339
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
339
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
339
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
340
Event Data Recorders
340
OnStar
341
OnStar
342
OnStar Overview
342
OnStar Services
343
Emergency
343
Security
344
Navigation
344
Connections
345
Diagnostics
347
OnStar Additional Information
348
Index
354
Index_A
354
Index_B
355
Index_C
355
Index_D
356
Index_E
357
Index_F
357
Index_G
358
Index_H
358
Index_I
358
Index_J
359
Index_K
359
Index_L
359
Index_M
360
Index_N
360
Index_O
360
Index_P
361
Index_R
361
Index_S
362
Index_T
363
Index_U
364
Index_V
364
Index_W
364

FAQ about the 2018 Chevrolet Trax Manual

What contains the 2018 Trax manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Trax owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Trax

Where to download the 2018 Chevrolet Trax Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Trax owner manual for the 2018 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Trax year 2018 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2018 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Trax (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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