2018 GMC Acadia Owner's Manual

2018 GMC Acadia owners manual
Year:
2018
Make:
GMC
Model:
Acadia
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
7.56 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
Liftgate
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Memory Features
13
Second Row Seats
13
Third Row Seats
14
Heated and Ventilated Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
Seat Belts
15
Passenger Sensing System
16
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
19
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
20
Vehicle Features
21
Infotainment System
21
Radio(s)
21
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
21
Bluetooth®
22
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Cruise Control
23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
23
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
24
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
24
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System
24
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
24
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
24
Surround Vision
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
28
E85 or FlexFuel
28
Engine Oil Life System
28
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
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
37
Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks
41
Delayed Locking
41
Automatic Door Locks
41
Lockout Protection
42
Safety Locks
42
Doors
43
Liftgate
43
Vehicle Security
48
Vehicle Alarm System
48
Immobilizer
49
Immobilizer Operation
49
Exterior Mirrors
50
Convex Mirrors
50
Power Mirrors
51
Folding Mirrors
51
Heated Mirrors
51
Automatic Dimming Mirror
51
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
51
Interior Mirrors
52
Interior Rearview Mirrors
52
Manual Rearview Mirror
52
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
52
Windows
52
Power Windows
52
Sun Visors
54
Roof
54
Sunroof
54
Seats and Restraints
57
Head Restraints
58
Front Seats
60
Seat Adjustment
60
Power Seat Adjustment
61
Lumbar Adjustment
61
Reclining Seatbacks
61
Memory Seats
63
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
65
Rear Seats
67
Heated Rear Seats
70
Third Row Seats
71
Seat Belts
72
How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
73
Lap-Shoulder Belt
74
Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy
77
Seat Belt Extender
78
Safety System Check
78
Seat Belt Care
78
Replacing Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash
79
Airbag System
79
Where Are the Airbags?
81
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
83
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
84
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
84
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
85
Passenger Sensing System
86
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
91
Airbag System Check
91
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
92
Child Restraints
92
Older Children
92
Infants and Young Children
94
Child Restraint Systems
96
Where to Put the Restraint
98
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
99
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
106
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Front Seat)
106
Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat)
109
Storage
112
Storage Compartments
112
Glove Box
112
Armrest Storage
112
Rear Storage
113
Center Console Storage
113
Additional Storage Features
113
Cargo Cover
113
Cargo Tie-Downs
114
Cargo Management System
114
Roof Rack System
117
Instruments and Controls
119
Controls
120
Steering Wheel Adjustment
120
Steering Wheel Controls
120
Heated Steering Wheel
121
Horn
121
Windshield Wiper/Washer
121
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
122
Compass
123
Clock
123
Power Outlets
125
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
127
Instrument Cluster
128
Speedometer
132
Odometer
132
Trip Odometer
132
Tachometer
132
Fuel Gauge
133
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
134
Seat Belt Reminders
135
Airbag Readiness Light
136
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
136
Charging System Light
137
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
137
Brake System Warning Light
139
Electric Parking Brake Light
140
Service Electric Parking Brake Light (Uplevel and Midlevel Cluster Only)
140
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
141
Tow/Haul Mode Light
141
Hill Descent Control Light
141
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
141
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
142
Pedestrian Ahead Indicator
142
Traction Off Light
142
StabiliTrak OFF Light
142
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
143
Tire Pressure Light
143
Engine Oil Pressure Light
144
Low Fuel Warning Light (Base Level)
144
Low Fuel Warning Light (Midlevel and Uplevel)
145
Security Light
145
High-Beam On Light
145
Front Fog Lamp Light
145
Lamps On Reminder
146
Cruise Control Light
146
Door Ajar Light
146
Information Displays
146
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base and Midlevel)
146
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
149
Vehicle Messages
152
Engine Power Messages
152
Vehicle Speed Messages
153
Vehicle Personalization
153
Universal Remote System
161
Universal Remote System Programming
161
Universal Remote System Operation
164
Lighting
165
Exterior Lighting
165
Exterior Lamp Controls
165
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
167
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
167
Flash-to-Pass
167
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
167
Automatic Headlamp System
168
Hazard Warning Flashers
169
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
169
Fog Lamps
169
Interior Lighting
170
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
170
Courtesy Lamps
170
Dome Lamps
170
Reading Lamps
171
Lighting Features
171
Entry Lighting
171
Exit Lighting
172
Battery Load Management
172
Battery Power Protection
172
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
173
Infotainment System
174
Introduction
174
Infotainment
174
Theft-Deterrent Feature
175
Overview
176
Home Page
177
Operation
177
Software Updates
178
Radio
179
AM-FM Radio
179
Satellite Radio
180
Radio Reception
181
Multi-Band Antenna
182
Audio Players
182
USB Port
182
Auxiliary Devices
188
Phone
189
Bluetooth (Overview)
189
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
190
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
194
Hands-Free Phone
195
Trademarks and License Agreements
197
Climate Controls
199
Climate Control Systems
199
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
199
Rear Climate Control System
202
Air Vents
204
Maintenance
205
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
205
Service
205
Driving and Operating
206
Driving Information
207
Distracted Driving
207
Defensive Driving
208
Drunk Driving
208
Control of a Vehicle
208
Braking
208
Steering
209
Off-Road Recovery
209
Loss of Control
210
Off-Road Driving
210
Driving on Wet Roads
215
Hill and Mountain Roads
216
Winter Driving
216
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
218
Vehicle Load Limits
218
Starting and Operating
222
New Vehicle Break-In
222
Ignition Positions
222
Starting the Engine
224
Engine Heater
226
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
227
Shifting Into Park
227
Shifting out of Park
228
Parking over Things That Burn
229
Extended Parking
229
Engine Exhaust
229
Running the Vehicle While Parked
230
Automatic Transmission
230
Manual Mode
232
Tow/Haul Mode
233
Drive Systems
233
All-Wheel Drive
233
Brakes
234
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
234
Electric Parking Brake
234
Brake Assist
236
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
236
Ride Control Systems
237
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
237
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
239
Driver Mode Control
239
Cruise Control
241
Adaptive Cruise Control
243
Driver Assistance Systems
252
Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing
253
Assistance Systems for Driving
257
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System
257
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
259
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System
261
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
263
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
264
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
265
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
266
Fuel
268
California Fuel Requirements
268
Fuels in Foreign Countries
269
Fuel Additives
269
Filling the Tank
269
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
271
Trailer Towing
271
General Towing Information
271
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
271
Towing Equipment
277
Conversions and Add-Ons
279
Add-On Electrical Equipment
279
Vehicle Care
280
General Information
281
California Proposition 65 Warning
281
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
282
Accessories and Modifications
282
Vehicle Checks
282
Doing Your Own Service Work
282
Hood
283
Engine Compartment Overview
284
Engine Oil
287
Engine Oil Life System
289
Automatic Transmission Fluid
290
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
291
Cooling System
292
Engine Overheating
296
Washer Fluid
297
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
301
Wiper Blade Replacement
302
Windshield Replacement
303
Gas Strut(s)
303
Headlamp Aiming
304
Bulb Replacement
305
Halogen Bulbs
305
LED Lighting
305
License Plate Lamp
305
Electrical System
306
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
306
Electrical System Overload
306
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
307
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
307
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
310
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
312
Wheels and Tires
315
Tires
315
All-Season Tires
316
Winter Tires
316
Summer Tires
316
Tire Sidewall Labeling
317
Tire Designations
319
Tire Terminology and Definitions
320
Tire Pressure
322
Tire Pressure for High-Speed Operation
324
Tire Pressure Monitor System
324
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
325
Tire Inspection
329
Tire Rotation
329
When It Is Time for New Tires
330
Buying New Tires
331
Different Size Tires and Wheels
333
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
333
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
334
Wheel Replacement
335
Tire Chains
335
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
351
Jump Starting
352
Jump Starting - North America
352
Towing the Vehicle
355
Recreational Vehicle Towing
355
Appearance Care
359
Exterior Care
359
Interior Care
363
Floor Mats
367
Service and Maintenance
368
General Information
368
Maintenance Schedule
370
Special Application Services
375
Additional Maintenance and Care
375
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
378
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
378
Maintenance Replacement Parts
379
Maintenance Records
380
Technical Data
381
Vehicle Identification
381
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
381
Service Parts Identification Label
381
Vehicle Data
382
Capacities and Specifications
382
Engine Drive Belt Routing
384
Customer Information
385
Customer Information
385
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
385
Customer Assistance Offices
387
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
388
Online Owner Center
388
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
389
Roadside Assistance Program
389
Scheduling Service Appointments
391
Courtesy Transportation Program
391
Collision Damage Repair
392
Service Publications Ordering Information
394
Radio Frequency Statement
395
Reporting Safety Defects
395
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
395
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
396
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
396
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
397
Event Data Recorders
397
OnStar
398
Infotainment System
398
OnStar
399
OnStar Overview
399
OnStar Services
400
Emergency
400
Security
401
Navigation
401
Connections
402
Diagnostics
404
OnStar Additional Information
405
Index
411
Index_A
411
Index_B
412
Index_C
412
Index_D
413
Index_E
414
Index_F
414
Index_G
415
Index_H
415
Index_I
416
Index_J
416
Index_K
416
Index_L
416
Index_M
417
Index_N
417
Index_O
417
Index_P
418
Index_R
418
Index_S
419
Index_T
420
Index_U
421
Index_V
421
Index_W
421

FAQ about the 2018 GMC Acadia Manual

What contains the 2018 Acadia manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2018 GMC Acadia Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia (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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