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  • Brand: Chevrolet
  • Product: Car
  • Model/name: Equinox (2018)
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . 31
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . 110
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 165
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . 196
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 367
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . 386
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . 396
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
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2 Introduction
Introduction
The names, logos, emblems,
slogans, vehicle model names, and
vehicle body designs appearing in
this manual including, but not limited
to, GM, the GM logo, CHEVROLET,
the CHEVROLET Emblem, and
EQUINOX are trademarks and/or
service marks of General Motors
LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates,
or licensors.
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
substitute the name “General
Motors of Canada Company” for
Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it
appears in this manual.
This manual describes features that
may or may not be on the vehicle
because of optional equipment that
was not purchased on the vehicle,
model variants, country
specifications, features/applications
that may not be available in your
region, or changes subsequent to
the printing of this owner’s manual.
Refer to the purchase
documentation relating to your
specific vehicle to confirm the
features.
Keep this manual in the vehicle for
quick reference.
Canadian Vehicle Owners
A French language manual can be
obtained from your dealer, at
www.helminc.com, or from:
Propriétaires Canadiens
On peut obtenir un exemplaire de
ce guide en français auprès du
concessionnaire ou à l'adresse
suivante:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
USA
Using this Manual
To quickly locate information about
the vehicle, use the Index in the
back of the manual. It is an
alphabetical list of what is in the
manual and the page number where
it can be found.
About Driving the Vehicle
As with other vehicles of this type,
failure to operate this vehicle
correctly may result in loss of
control or an accident. Be sure to
read the driving guidelines in this
manual in the section called “Driving
and Operating” and specifically
Driver Behavior 0 197, Driving
Environment 0 197, and Vehicle
Design 0 197.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 23143657 A First Printing ©
2016 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Danger, Warning, and
Caution
Warning messages found on vehicle
labels and in this manual describe
hazards and what to do to avoid or
reduce them.
{ Danger
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result
in serious injury or death.
{ Warning
Warning indicates a hazard that
could result in injury or death.
Caution
Caution indicates a hazard that
could result in property or vehicle
damage.
A circle with a slash through it is a
safety symbol which means “Do
Not,” “Do not do this,” or “Do not let
this happen.”
Symbols
The vehicle has components and
labels that use symbols instead of
text. Symbols are shown along with
the text describing the operation or
information relating to a specific
component, control, message,
gauge, or indicator.
M : Shown when the owner’s
manual has additional instructions
or information.
* : Shown when the service
manual has additional instructions
or information.
0 : Shown when there is more
information on another page —
“see page.”
Vehicle Symbol Chart
Here are some additional symbols
that may be found on the vehicle
and what they mean. See the
features in this manual for
information.
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
# : Air Conditioning
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
$ : Brake System Warning Light
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
` : Do Not Puncture
^ : Do Not Service
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
_ : Flame/Fire Prohibited
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
j : LATCH System Child Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
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: : Oil Pressure
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Seat Belt Reminders
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak
a : Under Pressure
M : Windshield Washer Fluid
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In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stop/Start System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . 13
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
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . . . 21
Bluetooth®
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . 21
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . 23
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . 24
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . 24
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Universal Remote System . . . . . 25
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Performance and Maintenance
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . 26
Fuel (LYX - 1.5L L4 Turbo
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Fuel (LTG - 2.0L L4 Turbo
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Fuel (Diesel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . 27
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Diesel Particulate Filter . . . . . . . . 28
Diesel Exhaust Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Roadside Assistance
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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6 In Brief
Instrument Panel
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1. Air Vents 0 194.
2. Turn Signal Lever. See Turn
and Lane-Change Signals
0 160.
IntelliBeam®
System Button (If
Equipped). See Exterior Lamp
Controls 0 157.
3. Instrument Cluster 0 120.
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Display. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 137.
4. Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 112.
5. Infotainment 0 165.
6. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 159.
7. Hazard Warning Flashers
0 160.
8. Climate Control Systems 0 189
(If Equipped).
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 191 (If Equipped).
9. Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 66 (If Equipped).
10. Power Outlets 0 116.
11. Wireless Charging 0 118
(If Equipped).
12. USB Port 0 173.
Auxiliary Input Jack. See
Auxiliary Devices 0 179.
13. Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing 0 242
(If Equipped).
All-Wheel Drive 0 232
(If Equipped).
Tow/Haul Mode 0 231
14. Electric Parking Brake 0 234.
15. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 228.
16. ENGINE START/STOP Button.
See Ignition Positions 0 213.
17. Steering Wheel Controls 0 111.
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 236.
18. Horn 0 112.
19. Steering Wheel Adjustment
0 111 (Out of View).
20. Cruise Control 0 239.
Heated Steering Wheel 0 112
(If Equipped).
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 245 (If Equipped).
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 251
(If Equipped).
21. Hood Release. See Hood
0 278.
22. Fog Lamps 0 161
(If Equipped).
23. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 157.
24. Data Link Connector (DLC)
(Out of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp 0 129.
25. Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 161.
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Initial Drive
Information
This section provides a brief
overview about some of the
important features that may or may
not be on your specific vehicle.
For more detailed information, refer
to each of the features which can be
found later in this owner’s manual.
Stop/Start System
The vehicle may have a fuel saving
stop/start system to shut off the
engine and help conserve fuel.
When the brakes are applied and
the vehicle is at a complete stop,
the engine may turn off. When the
brake pedal is released or the
accelerator pedal is pushed, the
engine will restart. The engine may
restart even while the brake is
applied. See Starting the Engine
0 215.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter may work up to
60 m (197 ft) away from the vehicle.
With Remote Start and Power
Liftgate Shown
Press the button on the side to
remove the key. The key can be
used for all locks.
K : Press to unlock the driver door
or all doors depending on vehicle
personalization settings.
For vehicles with the manual
liftgate, press K twice within
five seconds to unlock the liftgate.
Q : Press to lock all doors.
Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
b : If equipped with the power
liftgate, press twice quickly until the
liftgate begins to move.
7 : Press and release to initiate
vehicle locator. Press and hold for at
least three seconds to sound the
panic alarm. Press 7 again to
cancel the panic alarm.
/ : Press Q and release and then
immediately press and hold / for at
least four seconds to start the
engine from outside the vehicle.
See Keys 0 31 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 32.
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Remote Vehicle Start
If equipped, the engine can be
started from outside of the vehicle.
Starting the Vehicle
1. Press and release Q on the
RKE transmitter.
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash.
Start the vehicle normally after
entering.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on.
Remote start can be extended.
Canceling a Remote Start
To cancel a remote start, do one of
the following:
. Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
. Turn the vehicle on and then off.
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 39.
Door Locks
To lock or unlock the vehicle from
the outside, press Q or K on the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
Q : Press to lock the doors. The
indicator light in the switch will come
on when the door is locked.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
See Door Locks 0 40.
To manually unlock a door from
inside the vehicle, pull once on the
door handle to unlock it, and a
second time to open it.
Keyless Access
Press the button on the driver door
handle when the RKE transmitter is
within 1 m (3 ft) of the driver door
handle. When unlocking from the
driver door, the first press unlocks
that door; press again within
five seconds to unlock all passenger
doors. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 32.
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Liftgate
Manual Liftgate Operation
Unlock the vehicle before opening
the liftgate.
To open the liftgate, press the touch
pad under the liftgate handle and
lift up.
Do not press the touch pad while
closing the liftgate. This may cause
the liftgate to be unlatched.
Power Liftgate Operation
On vehicles with a power liftgate,
the vehicle must be in P (Park) to
use the power feature. The taillamps
flash when the power liftgate
moves.
Choose the power liftgate mode by
turning the dial on the switch to
either the 3/4 or MAX position.
Press 8 to open or close the
liftgate.
Hands-Free Liftgate
The liftgate will not operate if the
RKE transmitter is not within
1 m (3 ft).
To operate, kick your foot straight up
in one swift motion under rear
bumper between the left exhaust
pipe and the license plate, then pull
it back.
See Liftgate 0 44.
Windows
Power windows work when the
ignition is on, in ACC/ACCESSORY,
or in Retained Accessory Power
(RAP). See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 219.
Using the window switch, press to
open or pull to close the window.
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The windows will be temporarily
disabled if they are used repeatedly
within a short time.
See Power Windows 0 53.
Seat Adjustment
Manual Front Seats
To adjust a manual seat:
1. Pull the handle at the front of
the seat.
2. Slide the seat to the desired
position and release the
handle.
3. Try to move the seat back and
forth to be sure it is locked in
place.
Seat Height Adjuster
Move the lever up or down to
manually raise or lower the seat.
See Seat Adjustment 0 61.
Reclining Seatbacks
To recline the manual seatback:
1. Lift the lever.
2. Move the seatback to the
desired position, then release
the lever to lock the seatback
in place.
3. Push and pull on the seatback
to make sure it is locked.
To return the seatback to an upright
position:
1. Lift the lever fully without
applying pressure to the
seatback, and the seatback
returns to the upright position.
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2. Push and pull on the seatback
to make sure it is locked.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 62.
Power Driver Seat
To adjust a power driver seat,
if equipped:
. Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
forward or rearward.
. Raise or lower the front part of
the seat cushion by moving the
front of the control up or down.
. Raise or lower the entire seat by
moving the rear of the control up
or down.
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 61.
To recline a power seatback,
if equipped:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 62.
Lumbar Adjustment
If equipped, press and hold the front
or rear of the control to increase or
decrease lumbar support.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 62.
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Memory Features
If equipped, memory seats allow two
drivers to store and recall their
unique seat positions for driving the
vehicle, and a shared exit position
for getting out of the vehicle. Other
feature positions may also be set,
such as power mirrors and power
steering wheel, if equipped. Memory
positions are linked to RKE
transmitter 1 or 2 for automatic
memory recalls.
Before storing, adjust all available
memory feature positions. Turn the
ignition on and then press and
release SET; a beep will sound.
Then immediately press and hold 1,
2, or B (Exit) on the driver door
until two beeps sound. To manually
recall these positions, press and
hold 1, 2, or B until the saved
position is reached. See Memory
Seats 0 63.
Heated and Ventilated
Seats
If available, the buttons are on the
climate control panel. To operate,
the engine must be running.
To heat the driver or passenger seat
cushion and seatback, press L or
M. Indicator lights on the button
show the current setting.
To ventilate the driver or passenger
seat cushion and seatback, press {
or C. Indicator lights on the button
show the current setting.
Press the heated or ventilated
button once for the highest setting.
With each press of the button, the
heated or ventilated seat will
change to the next lower setting,
and then to the off setting. The
lights indicate three for the highest
setting and one for the lowest.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 66.
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Head Restraint
Adjustment
Do not drive until the head restraints
for all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
To achieve a comfortable seating
position, change the seatback
recline angle as little as necessary
while keeping the seat and the head
restraint height in the proper
position.
See Head Restraints 0 59 and Seat
Adjustment 0 61.
Seat Belts
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
seat belts properly:
. Seat Belts 0 70.
. How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
0 71.
. Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 72.
. Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96.
Passenger Sensing
System
United States and Canada
Mexico
The passenger sensing system
turns off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag under
certain conditions. No other airbag
is affected by the passenger
sensing system. See Passenger
Sensing System 0 83.
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The passenger airbag status
indicator will light on the overhead
console when the vehicle is started.
See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 127.
Mirror Adjustment
Exterior
To adjust the mirrors:
1. Press j or | to choose the
driver or passenger mirror.
2. Press the arrows on the control
pad to move each mirror in the
desired direction.
See Power Mirrors 0 51.
Interior
Adjustment
Adjust the rearview mirror to clearly
view the area behind the vehicle.
Manual Rearview Mirror
If equipped, push the tab forward for
daytime use and pull it rearward for
nighttime use to avoid glare of the
headlamps from behind. See
Manual Rearview Mirror 0 53.
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror
If equipped, the mirror will
automatically reduce the glare of the
headlamps from behind. The
dimming feature comes on when the
vehicle is started. See Automatic
Dimming Rearview Mirror 0 53.
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
3. Pull or push the steering wheel
closer or away from you.
4. Pull the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
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Interior Lighting
Dome Lamps
The dome lamp controls are in the
overhead console.
To operate, press the following
buttons:
j OFF : Press to turn off the
dome lamps when a door is open.
An indicator light on the button will
turn on when the dome lamp
override is activated. Press j
OFF again to deactivate this feature
and the indicator light will turn off.
The dome lamps will come on when
doors are opened.
+ ON/OFF : Press to turn the dome
lamps on manually.
Reading Lamps
There are reading lamps on the
overhead console and over the rear
passenger doors. These lamps
come on when any door is opened.
Front Reading Lamps
The front reading lamps are in the
overhead console.
Press the lamp lenses to turn the
front reading lamps on or off.
Rear Reading Lamps
Press the lamp lens to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 161.
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Exterior Lighting
The exterior lamp control is on the
instrument panel to the left of the
steering column.
There are four positions.
O : Turns the exterior lamps off and
deactivates the AUTO mode. Turn
O again to reactivate the
AUTO mode.
In Canada, the headlamps will
automatically reactivate when the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park).
AUTO : Turns the exterior lamps on
and off automatically depending on
outside lighting.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
5 : Turns on the headlamps
together with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
See:
. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 157
. Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
0 159
. Fog Lamps 0 161
Windshield Wiper/Washer
The windshield wiper/washer lever
is on the side of the steering
column. With the ignition on or in
ACC/ACCESSORY, move the
windshield wiper lever to select the
wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
INT : Move the lever up to INT for
intermittent wipes, then turn the
band up for more frequent wipes or
down for less frequent wipes.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the wiper lever down. For several
wipes, hold the wiper lever down.
f : Pull the windshield wiper
lever toward you to spray windshield
washer fluid and activate the wipers.
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Turn the end of the windshield wiper
lever to operate the rear window
wiper/washer.
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OFF : Turns the system off.
INT : Intermittent wipes.
ON : Slow wipes.
1 : Push the windshield wiper
lever forward to spray washer fluid
on the rear window. The lever
automatically returns to its original
position when released.
See Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 112 and Rear Window Wiper/
Washer 0 113.
Climate Controls
The vehicle's heating, cooling, defrosting, and ventilation can be controlled
with these systems.
Climate Control System
1. Fan Control
2. MAX Defrost
3. Defrost/Defog
4. A/C (Air Conditioning)
5. Temperature Control
6. Driver and Passenger Heated
Seats (If Equipped)
7. Recirculation
8. Air Delivery Mode Controls
9. Rear Window Defogger
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Dual Automatic Climate Control System
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
2. MAX Defrost
3. Air Delivery Mode Controls
4. A/C (Air Conditioning)
5. Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats (If Equipped)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
7. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
8. Fan Control
9. Power
10. Recirculation
11. Rear Window Defogger
See Climate Control Systems 0 189
(If Equipped) or Dual Automatic
Climate Control System 0 191
(If Equipped).
Transmission
Electronic Range Select
(ERS) Mode
ERS or manual mode allows for the
selection of the range of gear
positions. Use this mode when
driving downhill to limit the top gear
and vehicle speed. See Manual
Mode 0 230.
To use this feature:
1. Move the shift lever to L (Low).
2. Press the plus/minus button on
the shift lever, to increase or
decrease the gear range
available.
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Vehicle Features
Infotainment System
Base radio information is included in
this manual. See the infotainment
manual for information on other
available infotainment systems.
Read the following pages to
become familiar with the features.
{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road for
too long or too often while using
any infotainment feature can
cause a crash. You or others
could be injured or killed. Do not
give extended attention to
infotainment tasks while driving.
Limit your glances at the vehicle
displays and focus your attention
on driving. Use voice commands
whenever possible.
The infotainment system has built-in
features intended to help avoid
distraction by disabling some
functions when driving. These
functions may gray out when they
are unavailable. Many infotainment
features are also available through
the instrument cluster and steering
wheel controls.
Before driving:
. Become familiar with the
operation, center stack controls,
and screen controls.
. Set up the audio by presetting
favorite stations, setting the
tone, and adjusting the
speakers.
. Set up phone numbers in
advance so they can be called
easily by pressing a single
control or by using a single voice
command if equipped with
Bluetooth phone capability.
See Defensive Driving 0 198.
To play the infotainment system with
the ignition off, see Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 219.
Radio(s)
O :
. Press to turn the power on.
. Press and hold to turn the
power off.
. Press to mute/unmute the
system when on.
. Turn to decrease or increase the
volume.
g :
. Radio: Press and release to fast
seek the strongest previous
station or channel.
. USB/Music/Pictures: Press to go
to the previous content. Press
and hold to fast rewind.
d :
. Radio: Press and release to fast
seek the next strongest station
or channel.
. USB/Music/Pictures: Press to go
to the next content. Press and
hold to fast forward.
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5 :
. Press and release to access the
phone screen, answer an
incoming call, or access the
device home screen.
See Overview 0 167.
Satellite Radio
If equipped, vehicles with a
SiriusXM satellite radio tuner and a
valid SiriusXM satellite radio
subscription can receive SiriusXM
programming.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Service
SiriusXM is a satellite radio service
based in the 48 contiguous United
States and 10 Canadian provinces.
SiriusXM satellite radio has a wide
variety of programming and
commercial-free music, coast to
coast, and in digital-quality sound.
A fee is required to receive the
SiriusXM service.
Refer to:
. www.siriusxm.com or call
1-888-601-6296 (U.S.).
. www.siriusxm.ca or call
1-877-438-9677 (Canada).
See Satellite Radio 0 170.
Portable Audio Devices
This vehicle has a 3.5 mm (1/8 in)
auxiliary input and USB ports on the
center stack and may have USB
ports inside the center console.
External devices such as iPods,
MP3 players, and USB storage
devices may be connected.
See Auxiliary Devices 0 179 and
USB Port 0 173.
Bluetooth®
The Bluetooth system allows users
with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone
to make and receive hands-free
calls using the vehicle audio system
and controls.
The Bluetooth-enabled cell phone
must be paired with the in-vehicle
Bluetooth system before it can be
used in the vehicle. Not all phones
will support all functions.
See Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls) 0 180 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 179.
Steering Wheel Controls
If equipped, some audio controls
can be adjusted at the steering
wheel.
g : For vehicles with OnStar or a
Bluetooth system, press to interact
with those systems.
See OnStar Overview 0 400 or
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
0 180 or Bluetooth (Overview)
0 179.
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c : Press to reject an incoming
call or end a current call. Press to
mute or unmute the infotainment
system when not on a call.
o or p : Press to go to the
previous or next menu option.
w or x : Press to go to the next or
previous selection.
V : Press to select a highlighted
menu option.
The favorite and volume switches
are on the back of the steering
wheel.
1. Favorite: When on a radio
source, press to select the next
or previous favorite. When on a
media source, press to select
the next or previous track.
2. Volume: Press to increase or
decrease the volume.
Cruise Control
1 : Press to turn the cruise control
system on and off. A white indicator
comes on in the instrument cluster
when cruise is turned on.
* : Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press to resume that
speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If cruise control is
already active, use to increase
vehicle speed.
−SET : Press briefly to set the
speed and activate cruise control.
If cruise control is already active,
use to decrease vehicle speed.
See Cruise Control 0 239.
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Driver Information
Center (DIC)
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
w or x : Press to move up or
down in a list.
o or p : Press to move between
the interactive display zones in the
cluster.
V : Press to open a menu or select
a menu item. Press and hold to
reset values on certain screens.
See Driver Information Center (DIC)
0 137.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
If equipped, FCA may help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes. FCA provides a
green indicator, V, when a vehicle
is detected ahead. This indicator
displays amber if you follow a
vehicle much too closely. When
approaching a vehicle ahead too
quickly, FCA provides a flashing red
alert on the windshield and rapidly
beeps or pulses the driver seat.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 245.
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB)
If the vehicle has Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), it also has FAB, which
includes Intelligent Brake
Assist (IBA). When the system
detects a vehicle ahead in your path
that is traveling in the same
direction that you may be about to
crash into, it can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
vehicle. This can help avoid or
lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear.
See Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) 0 247.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal
in that direction. It may also provide
a Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
alert as the lane marking is crossed.
The system will not assist or alert if
it detects that you are actively
steering. Override LKA by turning
the steering wheel. LKA uses a
camera to detect lane markings
between 60 km/h (37 mph) and
180 km/h (112 mph).
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
0 251 and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
0 251.
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Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists
drivers with avoiding lane change
crashes that occur with moving
vehicles in the side blind zone (or
spot) areas or with vehicles rapidly
approaching these areas from
behind. The LCA warning display
will light up in the corresponding
outside mirror and will flash if the
turn signal is on. The Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system is
included as part of the LCA system.
See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
0 249 and Lane Change Alert (LCA)
0 249.
Rear Vision
Camera (RVC)
The RVC displays a view of the
area behind the vehicle on the
infotainment display when the
vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse) to
aid with parking and low-speed
backing maneuvers.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 242.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) System
If equipped, the RCTA system uses
a triangle with an arrow displayed
on the infotainment display to warn
of traffic behind your vehicle that
may cross your vehicle's path while
in R (Reverse). In addition, beeps
will sound, or the driver seat will
pulse.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 242.
Parking Assist
If equipped, Rear Parking
Assist (RPA) uses sensors on the
rear bumper to assist with parking
and avoiding objects while in
R (Reverse). It operates at speeds
less than 8 km/h (5 mph). RPA may
display a warning triangle on the
infotainment display and a graphic
on the instrument cluster to provide
the object distance. In addition,
multiple beeps or seat pulses may
occur if very close to an object.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 242.
Power Outlets
The vehicle has three 12-volt
accessory power outlets, which can
be used to plug in electrical
equipment, such as a cell phone or
MP3 player.
There are power outlets:
. On the center stack below the
climate control system.
. On the rear of the center floor
console.
. In the rear cargo area.
To use the outlet, remove the cover.
See Power Outlets 0 116.
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Universal Remote System
If equipped, these buttons are in the
overhead console. The system can
replace up to three remote control
transmitters used to activate
devices such as garage door
openers, security systems, and
home automation devices.
Read the instructions completely
before attempting to program the
Universal Remote system. Because
of the steps involved, it may be
helpful to have another person
available to assist with programming
the Universal Remote system.
See Universal Remote System
0 151.
Sunroof
1. Sunroof Switch
2. Sunshade Switch
If equipped, the sunroof only
operates when the ignition is on or
in ACC/ACCESSORY, or when
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 219.
Sunroof Switch
Express-Open/Express-Close : To
express-open the sunroof, fully
press and release e (1). Press
the switch again to stop it. To
express-close the sunroof, fully
press and release g (1). Press
the switch again to stop it.
Open/Close (Manual Mode) : To
open the sunroof, press and hold
e (1) until the sunroof reaches
the desired position. Press and hold
g (1) to close it.
Comfort Stop : The sunroof has a
comfort stop feature that stops the
sunroof from opening fully. Press
and release the rear of g to open
the sunroof to the comfort open
position. Pressing the rear of g
again will open the sunroof fully.
If the sunshade is not fully open
when the comfort stop feature is
pressed the second time, the
sunshade will open fully.
Vent : From the closed position,
press e (1) to vent the sunroof.
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Sunshade Switch
Express-open/Express-close : To
express-open the sunshade, fully
press and release r (2). To
express-close the sunshade, fully
press and release s (2) . Press
the switch again to stop it.
Open/Close : To open the
sunshade, press and hold r (2)
until the sunshade reaches the
desired position.
When the sunroof is opened, an air
deflector will automatically raise.
The air deflector will retract when
the sunroof is closed.
Performance and
Maintenance
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
The Traction Control System (TCS)
limits wheel slip. The system is on
when the vehicle is started.
The StabiliTrak system assists with
directional control of the vehicle in
difficult driving conditions. The
system is on when the vehicle is
started.
TCS and StabiliTrak can be turned
off or on using the Driver
Information Center (DIC) controls.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 236.
Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
The low tire pressure warning light
alerts to a significant loss in
pressure of one of the vehicle's
tires. If the warning light comes on,
stop as soon as possible and inflate
the tires to the recommended
pressure shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 209. The
warning light will remain on until the
tire pressure is corrected.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
may be an early indicator that the
tire pressures are getting low and
the tires need to be inflated to the
proper pressure.
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The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. Maintain
the correct tire pressures.
See Tire Pressure Monitor System
0 323.
Tire Fill Alert (If Equipped)
This feature provides visual and
audible alerts outside the vehicle to
help when inflating an underinflated
tire to the recommended cold tire
pressure. See “Tire Fill Alert” under
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
0 324.
Fuel (LYX - 1.5L L4 Turbo
Engine)
Regular Fuel
Use only unleaded gasoline rated
87 octane or higher in your vehicle.
Do not use gasoline with an octane
rating lower as it may result in
vehicle damage and lower fuel
economy. See Fuel (Gasoline)
0 253.
Fuel (LTG - 2.0L L4 Turbo
Engine)
Premium Recommended Fuel
Use premium 93 octane unleaded
gasoline in your vehicle. Unleaded
gasoline with an octane rating as
low as 87 may be used, but it will
reduce performance and fuel
economy. See Fuel (Gasoline)
0 253.
Fuel (Diesel)
Use of diesel fuel with ultra low
sulfur content (15 ppm, maximum) is
required. See Fuel for Diesel
Engines 0 255.
E85 or FlexFuel
No E85 or FlexFuel
Gasoline-ethanol fuel blends greater
than E15 (15% ethanol by volume),
such as E85, cannot be used in this
vehicle.
Engine Oil Life System
The engine oil life system calculates
engine oil life based on vehicle use
and displays the CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message when it is time
to change the engine oil and filter.
The oil life system should be reset
to 100% only following an oil
change.
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Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Display REMAINING OIL LIFE
on the DIC menu. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 137.
2. Press and hold V for several
seconds while the Oil Life
display is active to reset the Oil
Life system.
3. 100% OIL LIFE will be
displayed when the oil life
system is successfully reset.
The oil life system can also be reset
as follows:
1. Place the ignition in Service
Mode. See Ignition Positions
0 213.
2. Display REMAINING OIL LIFE
on the DIC menu. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 137.
3. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
4. If the display changes to 100%,
the system is reset.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 289.
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel
mileage. Here are some driving tips
to get the best fuel economy
possible.
. Avoid fast starts and accelerate
smoothly.
. Brake gradually and avoid
abrupt stops.
. Avoid idling the engine for long
periods of time.
. When road and weather
conditions are appropriate, use
cruise control.
. Always follow posted speed
limits or drive more slowly when
conditions require.
. Keep vehicle tires properly
inflated.
. Combine several trips into a
single trip.
. Replace the vehicle's tires with
the same TPC Spec number
molded into the tire's sidewall
near the size.
. Follow recommended scheduled
maintenance.
Diesel Particulate Filter
The engine is equipped with a
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) that,
by design, will filter or trap
particulates. The DPF is under the
vehicle in the exhaust system.
Depending on a number of factors
monitored by the engine computer,
the DPF will need to be cleaned of
accumulated solids. When a
cleaning is needed, the engine
computer will initiate a cleaning
action by warming the exhaust gas
temperature. This feature has been
designed to operate automatically,
with limited operator involvement or
awareness.
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Cleaning the DPF (Exhaust
Filter)
While the DPF cleaning is
automatically controlled by the
engine computer, the vehicle will
need to operate continuously for
approximately 25 minutes and at
speeds greater than 48 km/h
(30 mph) to clean the DPF
effectively.
Special DPF Driver Messages
If the vehicle is used for numerous
short trips or extended slow-speed
operation, the engine computer may
not be able to adequately heat up
the exhaust system to clean the
DPF effectively. The engine
computer has been designed to
continuously monitor the condition
of the DPF. When the engine
computer detects that the DPF is
nearly full of particulates and that
the vehicle is not being operated in
a manner that would allow effective
automatic DPF cleaning, a Driver
Information Center (DIC) message
will display.
If the vehicle continues to be driven
in a manner that prevents effective
DPF cleaning, the DPF will become
plugged with particulates. If this
occurs, the engine computer will
turn on the service engine soon light
in the instrument cluster and a DIC
message will display. See Diesel
Particulate Filter 0 222.
Fuel
Use Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel
Fuel (ULSD)
Use Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel
(ULSD) only. The emission control
hardware used on the vehicle may
be damaged by using fuel with high
sulfur levels. Use only fuel that is
dispensed from pumps bearing the
ULSD label.
Do Not Use Low Sulfur Diesel
Fuel (LSD)
Do not use fuel that is dispensed
from pumps bearing the LSD label.
Do Not Use Non-Highway Fuel
Fuel labeled as off road or
non-highway is typically very high in
sulfur content and will damage the
emission control system.
Non-highway fuel is not intended for
use in on-highway vehicles.
In addition:
. Use the correct engine oil.
. Do not add gasoline to
diesel fuel.
. Do not modify the induction or
exhaust systems.
See Fuel for Diesel Engines 0 255
and Engine Oil 0 285.
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Diesel Exhaust Fluid
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is used
with diesel engines to reduce the
amount of regulated emissions
produced. The DEF system must be
maintained for the vehicle to run
properly. It is normal to hear the
DEF system purge fluid back into
the tank after the vehicle is shut off.
Locating Diesel Exhaust Fluid
DEF can be purchased at a
Chevrolet dealer. It can also be
purchased at authorized vehicle
dealerships. Additionally, some
diesel fueling stations or retailers
may have DEF for purchase. For
vehicles with an active OnStar®
subscription, OnStar can help to
locate a DEF retailer. See Customer
Assistance Offices 0 388 for phone
numbers to assist you in contacting
a GM dealer. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 378.
As the DEF tank becomes low on
fluid, warnings begin with
approximately 1 600 km (1,000 mi)
of remaining range. These warnings
will increase in intensity as the tank
becomes empty. Once the tank is
empty, the vehicle speed will be
limited. If there is an issue with the
quality of the fluid or the exhaust
fluid system, warnings will be
displayed in the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Diesel Exhaust
Fluid 0 223.
Roadside Assistance
Program
U.S.: 1-800-243-8872
TTY Users (U.S. Only):
1-888-889-2438
Canada: 1-800-268-6800
New Chevrolet owners are
automatically enrolled in the
Roadside Assistance Program.
See Roadside Assistance Program
0 390.
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Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . 39
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . 43
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Doors
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . . 49
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . . 50
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . 52
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . 53
Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . 53
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Keys and Locks
Keys
{ Warning
Leaving children in a vehicle with
a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is dangerous and
children or others could be
seriously injured or killed. They
could operate the power windows
or other controls or make the
vehicle move. The windows will
function with the RKE transmitter
in the vehicle, and children or
others could be caught in the path
of a closing window. Do not leave
children in a vehicle with an RKE
transmitter.
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The key that is part of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter can
be used for all locks.
Remove the key by pressing the
button on the side of the RKE
transmitter near the bottom and pull
the key out. Never pull the key out
without pressing the button.
See your dealer if a new transmitter
is needed.
If locked out of the vehicle, see
Roadside Assistance Program
0 390.
With an active OnStar subscription,
an OnStar Advisor may remotely
unlock the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview 0 400.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 396.
If there is a decrease in the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) operating
range:
. Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
. Check the location. Other
vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
. Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later
in this section.
. If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your
dealer or a qualified technician
for service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
The keyless access system allows
for vehicle entry when the
transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft). See
“Keyless Access Operation” later in
this section.
The RKE transmitter may work up to
60 m (197 ft) away from the vehicle.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 32.
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With Remote Start and Power
Liftgate Shown
The following may be available:
Q : Press to lock all doors. The turn
signal indicators may flash and/or
the horn may sound on the second
press to indicate locking. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 144. If the
driver door is open when Q is
pressed and Unlocked Door
Anti-Lockout is enabled through
vehicle personalization, all doors will
lock and then the driver door will
immediately unlock. If a passenger
door is open when Q is pressed, all
doors lock.
Pressing Q may also arm the
theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle
Alarm System 0 49.
K : Press to unlock the driver door.
Press K again within five seconds
to unlock all doors. The RKE
transmitter can be programmed to
unlock all doors on the first button
press. See Vehicle Personalization
0 144. The turn signal indicators
may flash to indicate unlocking has
occurred. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144. Pressing K
may also disarm the theft-deterrent
system. See Vehicle Alarm System
0 49.
If equipped with the manual liftgate,
unlocking all doors will also unlock
the liftgate.
Press and hold K until the windows
fully open. Windows will not operate
unless remote window operation is
enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
b : Press twice quickly to open or
close the power liftgate, if equipped.
Press again to stop the power
liftgate.
7 : Press and release one time to
initiate vehicle locator. The exterior
lamps flash and the horn chirps
three times. Press and hold 7 for at
least three seconds to sound the
panic alarm. The horn sounds and
the turn signals flash until 7 is
pressed again or the vehicle is
started.
/ : If equipped, first press and
release Q then immediately press
and hold / for at least
four seconds to start the engine
from outside the vehicle using the
RKE transmitter. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 39.
Keyless Access Operation
With the Keyless Access system,
you can lock and unlock the doors
and access the liftgate without
removing the RKE transmitter from
your pocket, purse, briefcase, etc.
The RKE transmitter should be
within 1 m (3 ft) of the liftgate or door
being opened. If equipped, there will
be buttons on the outside door
handles.
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Keyless Access can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first lock/unlock press from the
driver door. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
the Driver Door
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
the driver door handle, pressing the
lock/unlock button on the driver door
handle will unlock the driver door.
If the lock/unlock button is pressed
again within five seconds, all
passenger doors will unlock.
Driver Shown, Passenger Similar
Pressing the lock/unlock button will
cause all doors to lock if any of the
following occur:
. It has been more than
five seconds since the first lock/
unlock button press.
. Two lock/unlock button presses
were used to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened
and all doors are now closed.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
Passenger Doors
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
the door handle, pressing the lock/
unlock button on that door handle
will unlock all doors. Pressing the
lock/unlock button will cause all
doors to lock if any of the following
occur:
. The lock/unlock button was used
to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened
and all doors are now closed.
Passive Locking
If equipped with Keyless Access,
this vehicle will lock several
seconds after all doors are closed if
the vehicle is off and at least one
RKE transmitter has been removed
or none remain in the interior.
If other electronic devices interfere
with the RKE transmitter signal, the
vehicle may not detect the RKE
transmitter inside the vehicle.
If passive locking is enabled, the
doors may lock with the RKE
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transmitter inside the vehicle. Do
not leave the RKE transmitter in an
unattended vehicle.
To customize the doors to
automatically lock when exiting the
vehicle, see “Remote Lock, Unlock,
Start” under Vehicle Personalization
0 144.
Temporary Disable of Passive
Locking
Temporarily disable the passive
locking by pressing and holding K
on the interior door switch with a
door open for at least four seconds,
or until three chimes are heard.
Passive locking will then remain
disabled until Q on the interior door
is pressed, or until the vehicle is
turned on.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
When the vehicle is turned off and
an RKE transmitter is left in the
vehicle, the horn will chirp three
times after all doors are closed. To
turn on or off, see Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
Remote No longer in Vehicle
If the vehicle is on with a door open,
and then all doors are closed, the
vehicle will check for RKE
transmitter(s) inside. If an RKE
transmitter is not detected, the DIC
will display NO REMOTE
DETECTED and the horn will chirp
three times. This occurs only once
each time the vehicle is driven.
To turn on or off see Vehicle
Personalization 0 144
Keyless Liftgate Opening
When the doors are locked, press
the touch pad on the liftgate handle
to open the liftgate if the RKE
transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft).
Programming Transmitters to
the Vehicle
Only RKE transmitters programmed
to the vehicle will work. If a
transmitter is lost or stolen, a
replacement can be purchased and
programmed through your dealer.
The vehicle can be reprogrammed
so that lost or stolen transmitters no
longer work. Each vehicle can have
up to eight transmitters matched
to it.
Programming with Recognized
Transmitters
A new transmitter can be
programmed to the vehicle when
there are two recognized
transmitters.
To program, the vehicle must be off
and all of the transmitters, both
currently recognized and new, must
be with you.
1. Remove the key lock cylinder
cap on the driver door handle.
See Door Locks 0 40. Place
the two recognized transmitters
in the cupholder.
2. Insert the vehicle key of the
transmitter into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle and turn the key,
counterclockwise, to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY FOR
REMOTE #2, 3, 4, ETC.
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3. Place the new transmitter into
the cupholder.
4. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
5. Remove the transmitter from
the cupholder and press K or
Q on the transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 3–5.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold ENGINE START/STOP for
12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
6. Put the key back into the
transmitter.
Programming without Recognized
Transmitters
If two currently recognized
transmitters are not available, follow
this procedure to program up to
eight transmitters. This feature is
not available in Canada. This
procedure will take approximately
30 minutes to complete. The vehicle
must be off and all of the
transmitters you wish to program
must be with you.
1. Remove the key lock cylinder
cap on the driver door handle.
See Door Locks 0 40. Insert
the vehicle key of the
transmitter into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle and turn the key,
counterclockwise, to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays REMOTE
LEARN PENDING,
PLEASE WAIT.
2. Wait for 10 minutes until the
DIC displays PRESS ENGINE
START BUTTON TO LEARN
and then press ENGINE
START/STOP.
The DIC display will again
show REMOTE LEARN
PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
3. Repeat Step 2 two additional
times. After the third time all
previously known transmitters
will no longer work with the
vehicle. Remaining transmitters
can be relearned during the
next steps.
The DIC display should now
show READY FOR REMOTE
# 1.
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4. Place the new transmitter into
the cupholder.
5. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
6. Remove the transmitter from
the cupholder and press K or
Q on the transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold ENGINE START/STOP for
12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
7. Put the key back into the
transmitter.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
When the vehicle is started, if the
transmitter battery is weak, the DIC
may display NO REMOTE
DETECTED or NO REMOTE KEY
WAS DETECTED PLACE KEY IN
TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN
START YOUR VEHICLE. The
REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE
KEY message may also be
displayed at this time.
To start the vehicle:
1. Place the transmitter in the
cupholder.
2. With the vehicle in P (Park) or
N (Neutral), press the brake
pedal and ENGINE
START/STOP.
Replace the transmitter battery
as soon as possible.
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Battery Replacement
Replace the battery if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY
message displays in the DIC.
Caution
When replacing the battery, do
not touch any of the circuitry on
the transmitter. Static from your
body could damage the
transmitter.
The battery is not rechargeable. To
replace the battery:
1. Press the button on the side of
the transmitter and pull the
key out.
2. Separate the two halves of the
transmitter using a flat tool
inserted into the area near the
key slot.
3. Remove the battery by pushing
on the battery and sliding it
toward the bottom of the
transmitter.
4. Insert the new battery, positive
side facing the back cover.
Push the battery down until it is
held in place. Replace with a
CR2032 or equivalent battery.
5. Snap the battery cover back on
to the transmitter.
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Remote Vehicle Start
The vehicle may have this feature
that allows you to start the engine
from outside the vehicle.
/ : This button will be on the RKE
transmitter if the vehicle has remote
start.
The climate control system will use
the previous settings during a
remote start. The rear defog may
come on during remote start based
on cold ambient conditions. The
rear defog indicator light does not
come on during remote start.
If the vehicle has heated and
ventilated front seats, they may
come on during a remote start. See
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 66.
Laws in some local communities
may restrict the use of remote
starters. For example, some laws
require a person using remote start
to have the vehicle in view. Check
local regulations for any
requirements.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 32.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
1. Press and release Q on the
RKE transmitter.
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash. The
turn signal lamps flashing
confirms the request to remote
start the vehicle has been
received.
The parking lamps will turn on
and remain on as long as the
engine is running. The
vehicle's doors will be locked.
3. Turn the ignition on before
driving.
The engine will shut off after
10 minutes unless a time
extension is done or the
ignition is turned on.
Extending Engine Run Time
For a 10-minute extension, after
30 seconds repeat Steps 1 and 2
while the engine is still running. The
remote start can be extended once.
When the remote start is extended,
the second 10 minutes will start
immediately.
For example, if the engine has been
running for 10 minutes, and
10 minutes are added, the engine
will run for a total of 20 minutes.
A maximum of two remote starts or
a start with an extension are
allowed between ignition cycles.
The vehicle must be started and
then turned off before the remote
start procedure can be used again.
Canceling a Remote Start
To shut off the engine:
. Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
. Turn the ignition on and then off.
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Conditions in Which Remote Start
Will Not Work
The remote vehicle start feature will
not operate if:
. A transmitter is in the vehicle.
. The hood is not closed.
. The hazard warning flashers
are on.
. There is an emission control
system malfunction.
. The engine coolant temperature
is too high.
. The oil pressure is low.
. Two remote vehicle starts or a
start with an extension have
already been used.
. The vehicle is not in P (Park).
Remote Start Ready
If the vehicle does not have the
remote vehicle start feature, it may
have the remote start ready feature.
This feature allows your dealer to
add the manufacturer's remote
vehicle start feature. See your
dealer to add the manufacturer's
remote vehicle start feature to the
vehicle.
Door Locks
{ Warning
Unlocked doors can be
dangerous.
. Passengers, especially
children, can easily open
the doors and fall out of a
moving vehicle. The doors
can be unlocked and
opened while the vehicle is
moving. The chance of
being thrown out of the
vehicle in a crash is
increased if the doors are
not locked. So, all
passengers should wear
seat belts properly and the
doors should be locked
whenever the vehicle is
driven.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
. Young children who get into
unlocked vehicles may be
unable to get out. A child
can be overcome by
extreme heat and can suffer
permanent injuries or even
death from heat stroke.
Always lock the vehicle
whenever leaving it.
. Outsiders can easily enter
through an unlocked door
when you slow down or stop
the vehicle. Locking the
doors can help prevent this
from happening.
To lock or unlock the doors from the
outside:
. Press Q or K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 32.
. Use the key in the driver door.
The key lock cylinder is covered
with a cap.
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To lock or unlock the doors from the
inside:
. Press Q or K on the power door
lock switch.
. Push down on the door lock
knob to lock a door.
. Pull the door handle once to
unlock the door. Pull the handle
again to unlatch it.
Keyless Access
If equipped, the RKE transmitter
must be within 1 m (3 ft) of the
liftgate or door being opened. Press
the button on the door handle to
open. See “Keyless Access
Operation” in Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 32.
Key Cylinder Access
To access the key cylinder:
1. Pull the door handle (1) to the
open position.
2. Insert the key into the slot (3)
on the bottom of the cap (2)
and pry outward.
3. Move the cap (2) rearward and
remove.
4. Use the key in the cylinder.
To replace the cap:
1. Pull the door handle to the
open position.
2. Insert the two tabs (6) at the
back of the cap (7) between
the seal (4) and the metal
base (5).
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3. Move the cap forward and
press to snap the cap in place.
4. Release the door handle.
Free-Turning Locks
The door lock cylinder turns freely
when either the wrong key is used,
or the correct key is not fully
inserted. The free-turning door lock
feature prevents the lock from being
forced open.
To reset the lock, turn it to the
vertical position with the correct key
fully inserted. Remove the key and
insert it again.
If this does not reset the lock, turn
the key halfway around in the
cylinder and repeat the reset
procedure.
Power Door Locks
Q : Press to lock the doors. The
indicator light in the switch will come
on when the door is locked.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
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Delayed Locking
This feature delays the actual
locking of the doors until
five seconds after all doors are
closed.
Delayed locking can only be turned
on when the Unlocked Door Anti
Lockout feature has been turned off.
When Q is pressed on the power
door lock switch with the door open,
a chime will sound three times
indicating that delayed locking is
active.
The doors will then lock
automatically five seconds after all
doors are closed. If a door is
reopened before five seconds have
elapsed, the five-second timer will
reset once all the doors are closed
again.
Press Q on the door lock switch
again, or press Q on the RKE
transmitter, to override this feature
and lock the doors immediately.
Delayed locking can be
programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
Automatic Door Locks
The doors will lock automatically
when all doors are closed, the
ignition is on, and the vehicle is
shifted out of P (Park).
If a vehicle door is unlocked and
then opened and closed, the doors
will lock either when your foot is
removed from the brake or the
vehicle speed becomes faster than
13 km/h (8 mph).
To unlock the doors:
. Press K on the power door lock
switch.
. Shift into P (Park).
Automatic door locking cannot be
disabled. Automatic door unlocking
can be programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
Lockout Protection
If the ignition is on or in ACC/
ACCESSORY and the power door
lock switch is pressed with the
driver door open, all the doors will
lock and only the driver door will
unlock.
If the vehicle is off and locking is
requested while a door is open,
when all doors are closed the
vehicle will check for RKE
transmitters inside. If an RKE
transmitter is detected and the
number of RKE transmitters inside
has not reduced, the driver door will
unlock and the horn will chirp three
times.
Lockout Protection can be manually
overridden by pressing and holding
Q on the power door lock switch.
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
If Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout is
turned on and the vehicle is off, the
driver door is open, and locking is
requested, all the doors will lock and
only the driver door will unlock. The
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Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout feature
can be turned on or off. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 144.
Safety Locks
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
Manual Safety Locks
If equipped, the safety lock is on the
inside edge of the rear doors. To
use the safety lock:
1. Move the lever forward to the
lock position.
2. Close the door.
3. Do the same for the other
rear door.
To open a rear door when the safety
lock is on:
1. Unlock the door by activating
the inside handle, by pressing
the power door lock switch,
or by using the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
2. Open the door from the
outside.
When the safety lock is enabled,
adults and older children will not be
able to open the rear door from the
inside. Cancel the safety locks to
enable the doors to open from the
inside.
To cancel the safety lock:
1. Unlock the door and open it
from the outside.
2. Move the lever rearward to
unlock. Do the same for the
other door.
Doors
Liftgate
{ Warning
Exhaust gases can enter the
vehicle if it is driven with the
liftgate or trunk/hatch open,
or with any objects that pass
through the seal between the
body and the trunk/hatch or
liftgate. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO) which
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
If the vehicle must be driven with
the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:
. Close all of the windows.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
brings in only outside air
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Warning (Continued)
and set the fan speed to the
highest setting. See
“Climate Control Systems”
in the Index.
. If the vehicle is equipped
with a power liftgate, disable
the power liftgate function.
See Engine Exhaust 0 221.
Caution
To avoid damage to the liftgate or
liftgate glass, make sure the area
above and behind the liftgate is
clear before opening it.
Manual Liftgate
To unlock the liftgate, press the
power door lock switch or press K
on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter twice within
five seconds. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 32.
To open the liftgate, press the touch
pad under the liftgate handle and
lift up.
Use the pull cup to lower and close
the liftgate. Do not press the touch
pad while closing the liftgate. This
may cause the liftgate to be
unlatched.
Always close the liftgate before
driving.
Power Liftgate Operation
{ Warning
You or others could be injured if
caught in the path of the power
liftgate. Make sure there is no one
in the way of the liftgate as it is
opening and closing.
Caution
Driving with an open and
unsecured liftgate may result in
damage to the power liftgate
components.
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If equipped with a power liftgate, the
switch is on the driver door. The
vehicle must be in P (Park).
The modes are:
. MAX: Opens to maximum
height.
. 3/4: Opens to a reduced height
that can be set from 3/4 to fully
open. Use to prevent the liftgate
from opening into overhead
obstructions such as a garage
door or roof-mounted cargo. The
liftgate can be manually opened
all the way.
. OFF: Opens manually only.
To open the power liftgate, first
select MAX or 3/4 mode. Then:
. Press b twice quickly on the
RKE transmitter until the liftgate
moves.
. Press 8 on the driver door.
The driver door must either be
unlocked or locked without the
security armed.
. Press the touch pad on the
underside of the liftgate handle
after unlocking all doors. The
RKE transmitter must be within
1 m (3 ft).
Press l on the bottom of the
liftgate next to the pull cup to close.
Press any liftgate button or the
touch pad while the liftgate is
moving to stop it. Pressing again
restarts the operation in the reverse
direction. The touch pad on the
liftgate handle cannot be used to
close the liftgate.
Caution
Manually forcing the liftgate to
open or close during a power
cycle can damage the vehicle.
Allow the power cycle to
complete.
The power liftgate may be
temporarily disabled under extreme
low temperatures, or after repeated
power cycling over a short period of
time. If this occurs, the liftgate can
still be operated manually.
If the vehicle is shifted out of
P (Park) while the power function is
in progress, the liftgate will continue
to completion. If the vehicle is
accelerated before the liftgate has
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completed moving, the liftgate may
stop or reverse direction. Make sure
the liftgate is closed and latched
before driving.
Falling Liftgate Detection
If the power liftgate automatically
closes after a power opening cycle,
it indicates that the system is
reacting to excess weight on the
liftgate or a possible support strut
failure. A repetitive chime will sound
while the falling liftgate detection
feature is operating. Remove any
excess weight. If the liftgate
continues to automatically close
after opening, see your dealer for
service before using the power
liftgate.
Interfering with the power liftgate
motion or manually closing the
liftgate too quickly after power
opening may resemble a support
strut failure. This could also activate
the falling liftgate detection feature.
Allow the liftgate to complete its
operation and wait a few seconds
before manually closing the liftgate.
Obstacle Detection Features
If the liftgate encounters an obstacle
during a power open or close cycle,
the liftgate will automatically reverse
direction and move a short distance
away from the obstacle. After
removing the obstruction, the power
liftgate operation can be used again.
If the liftgate encounters multiple
obstacles on the same power cycle,
the power function will deactivate.
After removing the obstructions,
manually close the liftgate which will
allow normal power operation
functions to resume.
If the vehicle is locked while the
liftgate is closing, and an obstacle is
encountered that prevents the
liftgate from completely closing, the
horn will sound as an alert that the
liftgate did not close.
Pinch sensors are on the side
edges of the liftgate. If an object is
caught between the liftgate and the
vehicle and presses against this
sensor, the liftgate will reverse
direction and then stop. The liftgate
will remain open until it is activated
again or closed manually.
Setting the 3/4 Mode
To change the position the liftgate
stops at when opening:
1. Select MAX or 3/4 mode and
power open the liftgate.
2. Stop the liftgate movement at
the desired height by pressing
any liftgate button. Manually
adjust the liftgate position if
needed.
3. Press and hold l next to the
pull cup on the outside of the
liftgate until the turn signals
flash and a beep sounds. This
indicates the setting has been
recorded.
The liftgate cannot be set below a
minimum programmable height.
If there is no light flash or sound,
then the height adjustment may be
too low.
Manual Operation
Select OFF to manually operate the
liftgate. See “Manual Liftgate” at the
beginning of this section.
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Caution
Attempting to move the liftgate
too quickly and with excessive
force may result in damage to the
vehicle.
Hands-Free Operation
The liftgate may be operated with a
kicking motion under the rear
bumper between the left exhaust
pipe and the license plate.
The liftgate will not operate if the
RKE transmitter is not within
1 m (3 ft).
The hands-free feature will not work
while the liftgate is moving. To stop
the liftgate while in motion use one
of the liftgate buttons.
Length of Kick Zone
To operate, kick your foot straight up
in one swift motion under the rear
bumper between the left exhaust
pipe and the license plate, then pull
it back.
Caution
Splashing water may cause the
liftgate to open. Keep the RKE
transmitter away from the rear
bumper detection area or turn the
liftgate mode to OFF when
cleaning or working near the rear
bumper to avoid accidental
opening.
. Do not sweep your foot side
to side.
. Do not keep your foot under the
bumper; the liftgate will not
activate.
. Do not touch the liftgate until it
has stopped moving.
. This feature may be temporarily
disabled under some conditions.
If the liftgate does not respond to
the kick, open or close the
liftgate by another method or
start the vehicle. The feature will
be re-enabled.
When closing the liftgate using this
feature, there will be a short delay.
The taillamps will flash and a chime
will sound. Step away from the
liftgate before it starts moving.
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Vehicle Security
This vehicle has theft-deterrent
features; however, they do not make
the vehicle impossible to steal.
Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm
system.
The indicator light, on the
instrument panel near the
windshield, indicates the status of
the system:
Off : Alarm system is disarmed.
On Solid : Vehicle is secured
during the delay to arm the system.
Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured.
A door, the hood, or the liftgate
is open.
Slow Flash : Alarm system is
armed.
Arming the Alarm System
1. Turn off the vehicle.
2. Lock the vehicle in one of
three ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
. With a door open, press the
interior Q.
3. After 30 seconds the alarm
system will arm, and the
indicator light will begin to
slowly flash indicating the
alarm system is operating.
Pressing Q on the RKE
transmitter a second time will
bypass the 30-second delay
and immediately arm the alarm
system.
The vehicle alarm system will not
arm if the doors are locked with
the key.
If the driver door is opened without
first unlocking with the RKE
transmitter, the horn will chirp and
the lights will flash to indicate
pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not
started, or the door is not unlocked
by pressing K on the RKE
transmitter during the 10-second
pre-alarm, the alarm will be
activated.
If a door, the hood, or the liftgate is
opened without first disarming the
system, the turn signals will flash
and the horn will sound for about
30 seconds. The alarm system will
then re-arm to monitor for the next
unauthorized event.
Disarming the Alarm System
To disarm the alarm system or turn
off the alarm if it has been activated:
. Press K on the RKE transmitter.
. Start the vehicle.
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To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
. Lock the vehicle after all
occupants have left the vehicle
and all doors are closed.
. Always unlock a door with the
RKE transmitter.
Unlocking the driver door with the
key will not disarm the system or
turn off the alarm.
How to Detect a Tamper
Condition
If K is pressed on the RKE
transmitter and the horn chirps and
the lights flash three times, an alarm
occurred previously while the alarm
system was armed.
If the alarm has been activated, a
message will appear on the DIC.
Immobilizer
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 396.
Immobilizer Operation
This vehicle has a passive
theft-deterrent system.
The system does not have to be
manually armed or disarmed.
The vehicle is automatically
immobilized when the vehicle is
turned off.
The immobilization system is
disarmed when the vehicle is
started or the ignition is in ACC/
ACCESSORY and a valid
transmitter is present in the vehicle.
The security light, in the instrument
cluster, comes on if there is a
problem with arming or disarming
the theft-deterrent system.
The system has one or more RKE
transmitters matched to an
immobilizer control unit in your
vehicle. Only a correctly matched
RKE transmitter will start the
vehicle. If the transmitter is ever
damaged, you may not be able to
start your vehicle.
When trying to start the vehicle, the
security light may come on briefly
when the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the
security light stays on, there is a
problem with the system. Turn the
ignition off and try again.
If the vehicle will not change ignition
modes, and the RKE transmitter
appears to be undamaged, try
another transmitter. Refer to
“Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery” in Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 32. Or, you may try
placing the transmitter in the
transmitter pocket located in the
center console. A NO REMOTE
DETECTED message may display.
If the ignition mode will not change
with the other transmitter, your
vehicle needs service. If the ignition
does change modes, the first
transmitter may be faulty. See your
dealer who can service the

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