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

Table of Contents

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Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . 26
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . 102
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 139
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . 170
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 293
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . 311
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . 321
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
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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
SONIC 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.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 84096120 B Second Printing ©
2017 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 : ISOFIX/LATCH System Child
Restraints
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4 Introduction
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : 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 5
In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Liftgate (Hatchback) . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Trunk Release (Sedan) . . . . . . . . 10
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 13
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Passenger Sensing System . . . 14
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . 15
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . 16
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . . . 20
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . 20
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . 22
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Performance and Maintenance
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . 24
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . 25
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Roadside Assistance
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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6 In Brief
Instrument Panel
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1. Air Vents 0 167.
2. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 132.
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 136.
3. Turn Signal Lever. See Turn
and Lane-Change Signals
0 135.
4. Instrument Cluster 0 108.
5. Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 104.
6. Card Holder.
7. AM-FM Radio 0 144.
8. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 134.
9. Instrument Panel Storage 0 99.
10. Passenger Sensing System
0 73.
11. Hazard Warning Flashers
0 134.
12. USB Port 0 147 (If Equipped).
Auxiliary Jack 0 150 (If
Equipped).
13. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 191 (If
Equipped) or Manual
Transmission 0 194 (If
Equipped).
14. Trunk Release (Sedan). See
Trunk (Sedan) 0 42.
Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) 0 207 (If Equipped).
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 198.
15. Power Outlets 0 106.
16. Climate Control Systems
0 165.
17. Central Locking Switch. See
Door Locks 0 38.
18. Ignition Switch.
See Ignition Positions (Key
Access) 0 181 or Ignition
Positions (Keyless Access)
0 183.
19. Steering Wheel Controls 0 103.
20. Horn 0 104.
21. Steering Wheel Adjustment
0 103.
22. Cruise Control 0 200.
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 205 (If Equipped.
Heated Steering Wheel 0 104
(If Equipped).
23. Data Link Connector (DLC)
(Out of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 113.
24. Hood Release. See Hood
0 217.
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8 In Brief
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.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter may work up to 60 m
(197 ft) away from the vehicle.
Key Access with Remote Start
Shown
Press the key release button to
extend the key blade. The key can
be used for the ignition and all
locks.
Keyless Access with Remote Start
Shown
Press the button to release the key.
The key can be used for all locks.
Press K to unlock the driver door,
or all doors and the liftgate or trunk.
Press Q to lock all doors, liftgate,
or trunk.
Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 129.
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If equipped, press and hold Y for
Key Access, or press X twice for
Keyless Access, to release the
trunk.
Press and release 7 to initiate
vehicle locator.
Press and hold 7 for at least
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm.
Press 7 again to cancel the panic
alarm.
See Keys 0 26 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key
Access) 0 29 or Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation
(Keyless Access) 0 31.
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 37.
Door Locks
To lock or unlock the doors from
outside the vehicle:
. Use the key in the driver door to
lock all doors or unlock the
driver door only.
. Press Q or K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Key
Access) 0 29 or Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation
(Keyless Access) 0 31.
To lock the doors from inside the
vehicle:
. Press Q on the central locking
switch or on the driver door
switch.
. Press the lock knob on the driver
door to lock all doors and,
if equipped, the liftgate.
To unlock the doors from inside the
vehicle:
. Press K on the central locking
switch or on the driver door
switch.
. Pull the door handle. Pulling the
door handle again unlatches
the door.
. Lift the lock knob on the driver
door to unlock the driver door.
See Door Locks 0 38.
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10 In Brief
Keyless Access
The RKE transmitter must be within
1 m (3 ft) of the door being opened.
Press the button on the door handle
to open. See “Keyless Access
Operation” under Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key
Access) 0 29 or Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation
(Keyless Access) 0 31.
Liftgate (Hatchback)
To lock or unlock the liftgate or trunk
from the inside, press Q or K on
the central locking switch or on the
driver door switch.
The vehicle must be in P (Park) for
automatic transmissions. For
manual transmissions the parking
brake must be engaged.
To open the liftgate from the
outside, press K on the RKE
transmitter to unlock all doors, then
use the touch pad.
See Liftgate (Hatchback) 0 43.
Trunk Release (Sedan)
To lock or unlock the trunk from the
inside, press Q or K on the central
locking switch or on the driver door
switch.
To open the trunk from inside the
vehicle press V.
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To lock the trunk from the outside
press Q on the RKE transmitter.
To open the trunk from outside of
the vehicle:
. Press K on the RKE transmitter
to unlock all doors, then use the
touch pad.
. Press and hold Y for Key
Access, or press X twice for
Keyless Access, on the RKE
transmitter.
See Trunk (Sedan) 0 42 and
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key Access)
0 29 or Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Keyless
Access) 0 31.
Windows
Manual Windows
If equipped, use the window crank
to open and close each window.
See Manual Windows 0 49.
Power Windows
{ Warning
Children could be seriously
injured or killed if caught in the
path of a closing window. Never
leave the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter or keys in a
vehicle with children. When there
are children in the rear seat, use
the window lockout button to
prevent operation of the windows.
See Keys 0 26.
Power windows work when the
ignition is on, in ACC/ACCESSORY,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 187.
Using the window switch, press to
open or pull to close the window.
The windows may be temporarily
disabled if they are used repeatedly
within a short time.
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Seat Adjustment
Manual 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.
See Seat Adjustment 0 55.
Power Seats
To adjust a power seat:
. 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 56.
Lumbar Adjustment
If available, press the front or rear of
the switch to increase or decrease
lumbar support. Release the switch
when the desired level of support is
reached.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 56.
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In Brief 13
Reclining Seatbacks
Manual Seat Shown, Power Seat
Similar
To recline the seatback:
1. Lift the lever.
If necessary, move the seat
belt out of the way to access
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.
2. Push and pull on the seatback
to make sure it is locked.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 57.
Second Row Seats
The rear seatbacks can be folded
down to increase cargo space.
See Rear Seats 0 59.
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 54 and Seat
Adjustment 0 55.
Seat Belts
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
seat belts properly:
. Seat Belts 0 61.
. How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
0 62.
. Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 63.
. Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 86.
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Passenger Sensing
System
United States
Canada
The passenger sensing system
turns off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag under certain conditions. No
other airbag is affected by the
passenger sensing system. See
Passenger Sensing System 0 73.
The passenger airbag status
indicator will be visible on the
instrument panel when the vehicle is
started. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 112.
Mirror Adjustment
Exterior Mirrors
Manual Outside Mirrors
Move the control up, down, or side
to side to adjust the mirror.
See Manual Mirrors 0 48.
Power Outside Mirrors
For vehicles with power outside
mirrors:
1. Select the mirror by moving the
selector switch to L for the
driver side or R for the
passenger side.
2. Use the control knob to move
the mirror in the desired
direction.
See Power Mirrors 0 48.
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Interior Mirror
Hold the inside rearview mirror in
the center to move it for a clearer
view behind your vehicle. Adjust the
mirror to avoid glare from the
headlamps behind you. Push the
tab forward for daytime use and pull
it for nighttime use.
See Manual Rearview Mirror 0 49.
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel up,
down, forward, and backward.
3. Pull the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
Interior Lighting
Dome Lamps
The dome lamp controls are in the
headliner above the rear seats.
9 : Press to turn the lamps off,
even when a door is open.
H : When the button is returned to
the middle position, the lamps turn
on automatically when a door is
opened.
R : Press to turn on the dome lamps.
Reading Lamps
For vehicles with front reading
lamps, they are in the overhead
console.
# or $ : Press to turn each lamp
on or off.
For more information about interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 136 or
Courtesy Lamps 0 136.
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Exterior Lighting
The exterior lamp control is on the
instrument panel to the outboard
side of the steering column.
O : Turns the exterior lamps off and
deactivates the AUTO mode. Turn
to O again to reactivate the
AUTO mode.
In Canada, the headlamps will
automatically reactivate when the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park).
AUTO : Automatically turns the
exterior lamps on and off,
depending on outside lighting.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps except the
headlamps.
5 : Turns the headlamps on
together with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights. A warning
chime sounds if the driver door is
opened when the ignition switch is
off and the headlamps are on.
# : For vehicles with fog lamps,
press to turn the lamps on or off.
See:
. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 132
. Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
0 133
. Fog Lamps 0 135
Windshield Wiper/Washer
Sedan
Hatchback
The windshield wiper/washer lever
is on the right side of the steering
column.
Move the lever to one of the
following positions:
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
Hatchback Shown, Sedan Similar
INT : Move the lever up to INT for
intermittent wipes, then turn the x
INT band up for more frequent
wipes or down for less frequent
wipes.
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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.
n L : Pull the windshield wiper
lever toward you to spray windshield
washer fluid and activate the wipers.
See Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 104. For vehicles with a rear
window wiper/washer, see Rear
Window Wiper/Washer 0 105.
Climate Controls
If equipped with these climate
control systems, the heating,
cooling, and ventilation can be
controlled for the vehicle.
Climate Control System with
Heater and Air Conditioning
1. Temperature Control
2. Fan Control
3. Air Delivery Mode Control
4. Driver and Passenger Heated
Seats (If Equipped)
5. Recirculation
6. Rear Window Defogger
7. Air Conditioning
Climate Control System with
Heater Only
1. Temperature Control
2. Fan Control
3. Air Delivery Mode Control
4. Rear Window Defogger
See Climate Control Systems 0 165.
Transmission
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode
If equipped, this position allows you
to change gears similar to a manual
transmission. To use this feature:
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1. Move the shift lever from
D (Drive) rearward to
M (Manual Mode).
2. Press the + (plus) end of the
button on the side of the shift
lever to upshift, or press the −
(minus) end of the button to
downshift.
See Manual Mode 0 193.
Manual Transmission
Up-Shift Light
Vehicles equipped with a manual
transmission have an up-shift light.
This light indicates when to shift to
the next higher gear for better fuel
economy.
For the best fuel economy,
accelerate slowly and shift when the
light comes on, if weather, road, and
traffic conditions allow.
It is normal for the light to go on and
off if the accelerator position
changes quickly. Ignore the light
during downshifts.
Reverse Lockout
The manual transmission is
equipped with a reverse lockout
ring. To shift into R (Reverse), press
down the clutch pedal, lift up the
ring on the shift lever, and shift into
R (Reverse). Let up on the clutch
pedal slowly while pressing the
accelerator pedal.
See Manual Transmission 0 194.
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Vehicle Features
Infotainment System
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 infotainment display
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
button or by using a single voice
command if equipped with
Bluetooth phone capability.
See Defensive Driving 0 171.
To play the infotainment system with
the ignition off, see Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 187.
Radio(s)
O : Press to turn the system on.
Press and hold to turn the system
off. Turn to increase or decrease the
volume.
g : Press and release to go to the
previous station, channel, or track.
Press and hold to fast seek the
previous strongest station.
d : Press and release to go to the
next station, channel, or track.
Press and hold to fast seek the next
strongest station.
Source : Touch to choose between
available sources.
Menu : Touch to choose between
available menus.
S or T : Touch to view saved
favorite stations or channels.
See Overview 0 140.
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Satellite Radio
If equipped, 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 0 146.
Portable Audio Devices
This vehicle has a 3.5 mm (1/8 in)
auxiliary input and two USB ports on
the center stack. External devices
such as iPods, MP3 players, and
USB storage devices may be
connected.
See Auxiliary Jack 0 150 and
Bluetooth Audio 0 151.
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 (Overview) 0 153 or
Bluetooth (Pairing and Using a
Phone) 0 154.
Steering Wheel Controls
Some audio steering wheel controls
could differ depending on the
vehicle's options. Some audio
controls can be adjusted at the
steering wheel.
b / g : Press to interact with the
available Bluetooth or OnStar
systems.
$ / i : Press to decline an
incoming call, to end speech
recognition, or to end a current call.
Press to silence the vehicle
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speakers while using the
infotainment system. Press again to
turn the sound on.
For vehicles with OnStar or
Bluetooth systems, press to reject
an incoming call or end a
current call.
_ SRC ^ : Press to select an audio
source.
Toggle up or down to select the next
or previous favorite radio station,
CD/MP3 track, USB file, iPod/
iPhone song or Bluetooth music.
Toggle and hold up or down to fast
forward or reverse the radio
stations, CD/MP3 tracks, USB files,
iPod/iPhone songs, or Bluetooth
music.
+ x − : Press + or − to increase or
decrease the volume.
See Steering Wheel Controls 0 103.
Cruise Control
o : Press to turn the cruise control
system on and off. A white indicator
comes on in the instrument cluster
when cruise is turned on.
RES/+ : If there is a set speed in
memory, move the thumbwheel up
briefly to resume to that speed or
hold upward to accelerate. If cruise
control is already active, use to
increase vehicle speed.
SET/− : Move the thumbwheel down
briefly to set the speed and activate
cruise control. If cruise control is
already active, use to decrease
speed.
n : Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
See Cruise Control 0 200.
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems. The controls for
the DIC are on the turn signal lever.
1. SET/CLR: Press to set or clear
the menu item displayed.
2. w x : Turn the band to scroll
through the menu items.
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3. MENU: Press to display the
DIC menus. This button is also
used to return to or exit the last
screen displayed on the DIC.
See Driver Information Center (DIC)
0 123.
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. When
approaching a vehicle ahead too
quickly, FCA provides a red flashing
alert and rapidly beeps. This alert
stays lit if you follow a vehicle much
too closely.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 205.
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
unintentional lane departures at
speeds of 56 km/h (35 mph) or
greater. LDW uses a camera sensor
to detect the lane markings. The
LDW light, @, is green if a lane
marking is detected. If the vehicle
departs the lane without using a turn
signal in that direction, the light will
change to amber and flash. In
addition, beeps will sound.
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
0 207.
Rear Vision
Camera (RVC)
If equipped, RVC displays a view of
the area behind the vehicle, on the
infotainment display, when the
vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse).
See Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
0 203.
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
show 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.
The vehicle may also have the Front
Parking Assist system.
See Parking Assist 0 204.
Power Outlets
The accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone or MP3 player.
The vehicle has an accessory
power outlet behind the cupholders
on the center console.
See Power Outlets 0 106.
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Sunroof
If equipped, the sunroof only
operates when the ignition is on or
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 187.
Express-open : Press and release
e to express-open the sunroof.
Press again to stop the movement.
Open/Close (Manual Mode) :
Press and hold e to open the
sunroof. Release the switch to stop
the movement. Press and hold g
to close the sunroof. Release the
switch to stop the movement.
Vent : Press and hold g to vent
the sunroof.
The sunshade opens automatically
with the sunroof, but must be closed
manually.
The sunroof will not operate if the
vehicle has an electrical failure.
See Sunroof 0 51.
Performance and
Maintenance
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
The Traction Control System (TCS)
limits wheel spin. 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.
. To turn off TCS, press and
release g on the center console.
i illuminates in the instrument
cluster and the appropriate DIC
message may display.
. Press and release g again to
turn TCS back on.
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. To turn off both TCS and
StabiliTrak, press and hold g
until i and g illuminate in the
instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC may display.
. Press g again to turn on both
systems.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 198.
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 0 177. 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.
The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. Maintain
the correct tire pressures.
See Tire Pressure Monitor System
0 259.
Fuel
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 0 209.
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.
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Engine Oil Life System
The engine oil life system calculates
engine oil life based on vehicle use
and displays the : % CHANGE
message on the Driver Information
Center (DIC) when it is necessary to
change the engine oil and filter.
Remember, the oil life display must
be reset after each oil change. It will
not reset itself.
Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Press MENU to show
Remaining Oil Life on the
display. This display shows an
estimate of the oil’s remaining
useful life. If 99% is displayed,
that means that 99% of the
current oil life remains.
2. To reset the engine oil life
system, press SET/CLR while
the oil life display is active.
Select YES and press and hold
SET/CLR. After a few seconds,
there will be a single chime and
the oil life will be reset
to 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil life
display accidentally at any time
other than when the oil has just
been changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil change.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 224.
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.
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
0 315.
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Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key
Access) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Keyless
Access) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . 37
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . 40
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Doors
Trunk (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Liftgate (Hatchback) . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . . 44
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Immobilizer Operation (Key
Access) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Immobilizer Operation (Keyless
Access) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Manual Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Interior Mirrors
Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . 49
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Manual Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Keys and Locks
Keys
{ Warning
Leaving children in a vehicle with
an ignition key or Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
dangerous and children or others
could be seriously injured or
killed. They could operate the
power window or other controls or
make the vehicle move. The
windows will function with the key
in the ignition or 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 the ignition key or an RKE
transmitter.
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{ Warning
If the key is unintentionally
rotated while the vehicle is
running, the ignition could be
moved out of the RUN position.
This could be caused by heavy
items hanging from the key ring,
or by large or long items attached
to the key ring that could be
contacted by the driver or
steering wheel. If the ignition
moves out of the RUN position,
the engine will shut off, braking
and steering power assist may be
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
impacted, and airbags may not
deploy. To reduce the risk of
unintentional rotation of the
ignition key, do not change the
way the ignition key and Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter,
if equipped, are connected to the
provided key rings.
The ignition key, key rings, and RKE
transmitter, if equipped, are
designed to work together. As a
system, it reduces the risk of
unintentionally moving the key out
of the RUN position. If replacements
or additions are required, see your
dealer. Limit added items to a few
essential keys or small, light items
no larger than an RKE transmitter.
Interference from radio-frequency
identification (RFID) tags may
prevent the key from starting the
vehicle. Keep RFID tags away from
the key when starting the vehicle.
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Key Access with Remote Start
Shown
The key that is part of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter can
be used for the ignition and all
locks.
Press the button on the RKE
transmitter to extend the key. Press
the button and the key blade to
retract the key.
Keyless Access with Remote Start
Shown
The key that is part of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter can
be used for all locks.
See your dealer if a new key is
needed.
If it becomes difficult to turn the
ignition with the key, inspect the key
blade for debris.
If you are locked out of the vehicle,
see Roadside Assistance Program
0 315.
With an active OnStar service plan,
an OnStar Advisor may remotely
unlock the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview 0 325.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 321.
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.
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Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
(Key Access)
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 28.
With Remote Start Shown
The following buttons are on the
transmitter:
Q : Press to lock all doors and the
liftgate or trunk. The turn signal
indicators may flash and/or the horn
may sound on the second press to
indicate locking. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 129.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed, all doors lock except the
driver door, if Open Door
Anti-Lockout is enabled through
vehicle personalization. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 129. If the
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 44.
K : Press to unlock the driver door,
or all doors and the liftgate or trunk.
The turn signal indicators flash to
indicate unlocking has occurred.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 129.
Pressing K may also disarm the
theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle
Alarm System 0 44.
Y : If equipped, press and hold to
release the trunk.
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 for 30 seconds
until 7 is pressed again, or until the
ignition is turned on using the key.
/ : If equipped, press and release
Q and then immediately press and
hold / for at least four seconds or
until the turn signal lamps flash to
start the engine from outside the
vehicle using the RKE transmitter.
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 37.
The buttons on the RKE transmitter
are disabled when there is a key in
the ignition.
Programming Keys to the
Vehicle
Only RKE transmitters programmed
to this vehicle will work. If a
transmitter is lost or stolen, a
replacement can be purchased and
programmed through your dealer.
When the replacement transmitter is
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programmed to this vehicle, all
remaining transmitters must also be
reprogrammed. Any lost or stolen
transmitters will no longer work
once the new transmitter is
programmed. See your dealer to
have new transmitters programmed.
Programming with Two
Recognized Keys
To program a new key:
1. Insert the original, already
programmed key in the ignition
and turn on the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition off, and
remove the key.
3. Quickly, within five seconds,
insert the second original
already programmed key in the
ignition and turn on the ignition.
4. Turn the ignition off, and
remove the key.
5. Insert the new key to be
programmed and turn the
ignition on within five seconds.
The security light will turn off
once the key has been
programmed.
6. Repeat Steps 1–5 if additional
keys are to be programmed.
If a key is lost or damaged, see your
dealer to have a new key made.
Programming without Two
Recognized Keys
Program a new key to the vehicle
when two recognized keys are not
available. Canadian regulations
require that owners see their dealer.
If two currently recognized keys are
not available, follow this procedure
to program the first key.
This procedure will take
approximately 30 minutes to
complete for the first key. The
vehicle must be off and all of the
keys you wish to program must be
with you.
1. Insert the new vehicle key into
the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition on. The
security light will come on.
3. Wait 10 minutes until the
security light turns off.
4. Turn the ignition off.
5. Repeat Steps 2–4 two more
times. After the third time, turn
the ignition on; the key is
learned and all previously
known keys will no longer work
with the vehicle.
6. To program the second key,
turn the ignition off and insert
the second key to be learned
and turn the ignition on.
After the two keys are learned,
remaining keys can be learned by
following the procedure in
“Programming with Two
Recognized Keys.”
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Battery Replacement
The battery is not rechargeable. To
replace the battery:
Caution
When replacing the battery, do
not touch any of the circuitry on
the transmitter. Static from your
body could damage the
transmitter.
1. Press the button on the
transmitter to extend the key.
2. Remove the battery cover by
prying with a finger.
3. Remove the old battery.
4. Insert the new battery, positive
side facing up. Replace with a
CR2032 or equivalent battery.
5. Snap the battery cover back on
to the transmitter.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
(Keyless Access)
The Keyless Access system allows
for vehicle entry when the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
within 1 m (3 ft). See “Keyless
Access Operation” following.
The RKE transmitter functions may
work up to 60 m (197 ft) away from
the vehicle.
Other conditions can impact the
performance of the transmitter.
With Remote Start Shown
Q : Press once to lock all doors and
the liftgate or trunk.
The turn signal indicators may flash
and/or the horn may sound on the
second press to indicate locking.
If any door is open when Q is
pressed, all doors will lock,
if disabled through vehicle
personalization. If enabled, only the
driver door unlocks. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 129.
Pressing Q may also arm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System
0 44.
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K : Press to unlock the driver door
and the liftgate or trunk. Press again
to unlock all doors.
The turn signal indicators may flash
to indicate unlocking has occurred.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 129.
Pressing K will disarm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System
0 44.
X : If equipped, press twice to
release the trunk.
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 for about
30 seconds until 7 is pressed again
or the ignition is turned on.
/ : If equipped, press Q and then
immediately press and hold / for at
least four seconds or until the turn
signal lamps flash to start the
engine from outside the vehicle
using the RKE transmitter. See
Remote Vehicle Start 0 37.
Keyless Access Operation
Some vehicles have a Keyless
Access system that lets you lock
and unlock the doors without
removing the RKE transmitter from
your pocket, purse, briefcase, etc.
The RKE transmitter should be
within 1 m (3 ft) of the trunk or door
being opened. If the vehicle has this
feature, there will be buttons on the
outside door handles.
Keyless Access can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first unlock/lock button press
from the driver door. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 129.
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. Pull
the door handle to unlatch the door.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger
Side Similar
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Rear Driver Side Shown,
Passenger Side 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, Keyless Access will
lock the vehicle several seconds
after all doors are closed, if the
vehicle is off and at least one RKE
transmitter has been removed from
the interior or none remain in the
vehicle.
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
transmitter inside the vehicle. Do
not leave the RKE transmitter in an
unattended vehicle.
Temporary Disable of the Passive
Locking Feature
Temporarily disable 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.
Keyless Trunk/Hatch Opening
Press the touch pad on the rear of
the trunk or hatch above the license
plate to open the trunk when the
RKE transmitter is in range.
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
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times after all doors are closed. To
turn on or off see Vehicle
Personalization 0 129.
Remote No Longer In Vehicle Alert
If the vehicle is on with a door open,
and then all doors are closed, the
vehicle will check for RKE
transmitters inside. If an RKE
transmitter is not detected, the
Driver Information Center (DIC) will
display NO REMOTE DETECTED
and the horn will chirp three times.
This occurs only once each time the
vehicle is driven.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 129.
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. Any remaining
transmitters will need to be
reprogrammed. 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. Place the two recognized
transmitter(s) in the front
cupholder.
2. Insert the vehicle key of the
new transmitter into the key
lock cylinder on the outside of
the driver door and turn the key
counterclockwise five times
within 10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY FOR
REMOTE #2, 3, 4, or 5.
3. Place the new transmitter into
the front cupholder.
4. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is
learned, the DIC will show that
it is ready to program the next
transmitter.
5. Remove the transmitter from
the front cupholder and
press K.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 3–5.
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When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold ENGINE START/STOP for
10 seconds to exit
programming mode.
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 to be programmed must
be with you.
1. Insert the vehicle key of the
transmitter into the key lock
cylinder on the outside of the
driver door and turn the key
counterclockwise 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 will again display
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 should now display
READY FOR REMOTE # 1.
4. Place the new transmitter into
the front cupholder.
5. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is
learned, the DIC will show that
it is ready to program the next
transmitter.
6. Remove the transmitter from
the front cupholder and
press K.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.
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When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold ENGINE START/STOP for
10 seconds to exit
programming mode.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
While trying to start the vehicle,
if the transmitter battery is weak, the
DIC may display NO REMOTE
DETECTED. The REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY
message may also be displayed at
this time.
1. Place the transmitter in the
front cupholder.
2. With the vehicle in P (Park) or
N (Neutral), press the brake
pedal and press ENGINE
START/STOP. See Starting the
Engine 0 184.
Replace the transmitter battery
as soon as possible.
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 near the bottom
and pull the key out.
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2. Separate the two halves of the
transmitter using the key or a
flat tool inserted into the area
near the key slot.
3. Lift the battery with a flat
object.
4. Remove the battery.
5. Insert the new battery, positive
side toward the back cover.
Replace with a CR2032 or
equivalent battery.
6. Push the transmitter together.
Remote Vehicle Start
If equipped, this feature allows the
engine to be started 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 fog indicator light does not
come on during remote start.
If the vehicle has heated seats, they
may come on during a remote start.
See Heated Front Seats 0 58.
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 28.
Starting the Vehicle
To start the engine using the remote
start feature:
1. Press and release Q.
2. Immediately after completing
Step 1, 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.
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When the engine starts, the parking
lamps will turn on and remain on as
long as the engine is running. The
doors will be locked and the climate
control system may come on.
The engine will continue to run for
10 minutes. After 30 seconds,
repeat the steps if a 10-minute
extension is desired. Remote start
can be extended only once.
Turn the ignition on before driving.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can also be
extended by another 10 minutes,
if during the first 10 minutes
Steps 1 and 2 are repeated while
the engine is still running. An
extension can be requested,
30 seconds after starting. This
provides a total of 20 minutes.
When the remote start is extended,
the second 10-minute period is
added on to the first 10 minutes for
a total of 20 minutes.
A maximum of two remote starts,
or a single start with an extension,
are allowed between ignition cycles.
After this, the ignition must be
turned on then off before the remote
start procedure can be used again.
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.
Conditions in Which Remote Start
Will Not Work
The remote vehicle start feature will
not operate if:
. The key is in the ignition (Key
Access).
. A transmitter is in the vehicle
(Keyless Access).
. The hood is not closed.
. The hazard warning flashers
are on.
. The malfunction indicator lamp
is on.
. The engine coolant temperature
is too high.
. The oil pressure is low.
. Two remote vehicle starts, or a
single remote start with an
extension, have already
been used.
. The vehicle is not in P (Park).
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
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passengers should wear
seat belts properly and the
doors should be locked
whenever the vehicle is
driven.
. 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
outside the vehicle:
. Use the key in the driver door to
lock all doors or unlock the
driver door only.
. Press Q or K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Key
Access) 0 29 or Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation
(Keyless Access) 0 31.
To lock the doors from inside the
vehicle:
. Press Q on the central locking
switch or on the driver door
switch.
. Press the lock knob on the driver
door to lock all doors and,
if equipped, the liftgate.
To unlock the doors from inside the
vehicle:
. Press K on the central locking
switch or on the driver door
switch.
. Pull the door handle. Pulling the
door handle again unlatches
the door.
. Lift the lock knob on the driver
door to unlock the driver door.
The central locking switch and
power door lock switch also lock
and unlock the liftgate/trunk.
Keyless Access
The RKE transmitter must be within
1 m (3 ft) of the door being opened.
Press the button on the door handle
to open. See “Keyless Access
Operation” under Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key
Access) 0 29 or Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation
(Keyless Access) 0 31.
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Free-Turning Locks
The door key 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.
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 Open Door
Anti-Lockout feature has been
turned off.
When Q is pressed on the driver or
passenger door power lock switch
while the door is open, a chime will
sound three times to indicate 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 0 129.
Automatic Door Locks
The vehicle is programmed so that
when the doors are closed, the
ignition is on, and the shift lever is
moved out of P (Park) for automatic
transmissions, or when the vehicle
speed is above 13 km/h (8 mph) for
manual transmissions, the doors
and the trunk/liftgate will lock.
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 and the trunk/
liftgate:
. Press K on the center stack or
the driver door switch.
. If equipped with an automatic
transmission the vehicle must be
in P (Park).
. If equipped with a manual
transmission the vehicle must be
in Neutral with the parking
brake set.
This feature can be programmed.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 129.
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.
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Lockout Protection can be manually
overridden with the driver door open
by pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Open Door Anti-Lockout
If Open Door Anti-Lockout has been
turned on and the vehicle is off, the
driver door is open, and locking is
requested, all the doors will lock and
the driver door will remain unlocked.
Push the lock button on the door or
the RKE transmitter a second time
to lock the driver door. The Open
Door Anti-Lockout feature can be
turned on or off. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 129.
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
located on the inside edge of the
rear doors. To use the safety lock:
1. Insert the key into the safety
lock slot and turn it so the slot
is in the horizontal 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 using the
power door lock switch, or by
using the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
2. Open the door from the
outside.
To cancel the safety lock:
1. Unlock the door and open it
from the outside.
2. Insert the key into the safety
lock slot and turn it so the slot
is in the vertical position. Do
the same for the other door.
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Doors
Trunk (Sedan)
{ Warning
Exhaust gases can enter the
vehicle if it is driven with the
liftgate, hatch/trunk open, or with
any objects that pass through the
seal between the body and the
hatch/trunk 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 hatch/trunk 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.
For more information about
carbon monoxide, see Engine
Exhaust 0 190.
To lock or unlock the trunk from the
inside, press Q or K on the central
locking switch or on the driver door
lock switch.
To open the trunk from inside the
vehicle, press V.
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To open the trunk from outside of
the vehicle:
. Press K on the RKE transmitter
to unlock all doors, then use the
touch pad.
. Press and hold Y for Key
Access, or press X twice for
Keyless Access vehicles, on the
RKE transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key Access)
0 29 or Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Keyless
Access) 0 31.
To lock the trunk from outside press
Q on the RKE transmitter.
Emergency Trunk Release
Handle
Caution
Do not use the emergency trunk
release handle as a tie-down or
anchor point when securing items
in the trunk as it could damage
the handle.
There is a glow-in-the-dark
emergency trunk release handle on
the underside of the trunk lid. This
handle will glow following exposure
to light. Pull the release handle
down to open the trunk from the
inside.
After use, return to the stored
position.
Liftgate (Hatchback)
{ Warning
Exhaust gases can enter the
vehicle if it is driven with the
liftgate, hatch/trunk open, or with
any objects that pass through the
seal between the body and the
hatch/trunk 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 hatch/trunk 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
and set the fan speed to the
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Warning (Continued)
highest setting. See
“Climate Control Systems”
in the Index.
. If the vehicle is equipped
with a power liftgate, disable
the power liftgate function.
For more information about
carbon monoxide, see Engine
Exhaust 0 190.
To lock or unlock the liftgate from
the inside, press Q or K on the
central locking switch or on the
driver door switch.
The vehicle must be in P (Park) for
automatic transmissions. For
manual transmissions the parking
brake must be engaged.
To open the liftgate from the
outside, press K on the RKE
transmitter to unlock all doors, then
use the touch pad.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key Access)
0 29 or Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Keyless
Access) 0 31.
When closing the liftgate, close from
the center to ensure that it fully
latches.
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 : Vehicle 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 trunk/
liftgate is open.
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Slow Flash : Alarm system is
armed.
Arming the Alarm System
1. Close all doors, the trunk/
liftgate, and the hood.
2. Lock the vehicle in one of
two ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
. With a door open, press the
inside 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 unlocking with
the RKE transmitter, 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 System
To disarm the system, either unlock
the doors using the RKE transmitter,
or start the vehicle with a
recognized transmitter in the
vehicle.
To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
. Press K on the RKE transmitter.
. Start the vehicle.
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 transmitter
and the horn chirps and the lights
flash three times, an alarm occurred
previously while the alarm system
was armed.
Immobilizer
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 321.
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Immobilizer Operation
(Key Access)
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 key is
removed from the ignition.
The system is automatically
disarmed when the vehicle is
started with the correct key. The key
uses a transponder that matches an
immobilizer control unit in the
vehicle and automatically disarms
the system. Only an authorized key
starts the vehicle. The vehicle may
not start if the key is damaged.
The security light in the instrument
cluster comes on if there is a
problem with arming or disarming
the theft-deterrent system.
When trying to start the vehicle, the
security light comes 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 engine still does not start, and
the key appears to be undamaged
or the light continues to stay on, try
another ignition key. If the engine
does not start with the other key, the
vehicle needs service. If the vehicle
does start, the first key may be
damaged. See your dealer who can
service the theft-deterrent system
and have a new key made.
Do not leave the transmitter or
device that disarms or deactivates
the theft-deterrent system in the
vehicle.
Immobilizer Operation
(Keyless Access)
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 transmitter
leaves the vehicle.
The immobilization system is
disarmed when ENGINE START/
STOP is pressed and a valid
transmitter is found in the vehicle.
The security light in the instrument
cluster comes on when there is a
problem with arming or disarming
the theft-deterrent system.
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The system has one or more
transmitters matched to an
immobilizer control unit in your
vehicle. Only a correctly matched
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 comes 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
vehicle off and try again.
If the RKE transmitter appears to be
undamaged, try another transmitter.
Or, you may try placing the
transmitter in the front cupholder.
See “Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery” under Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation (Key Access) 0 29 or
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Keyless Access)
0 31.
If the engine does not start with the
other transmitter or when the
transmitter is in the pocket in the
front cupholder, the vehicle needs
service. See your dealer who can
service the theft-deterrent system
and have a new transmitter
programmed to the vehicle.
Do not leave the transmitter or
device that disarms or deactivates
the theft-deterrent system in the
vehicle.
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors
{ Warning
A convex mirror can make things,
like other vehicles, look farther
away than they really are. If you
cut too sharply into the right lane,
you could hit a vehicle on the
right. Check the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder before
changing lanes.
The passenger side mirror is convex
shaped. A convex mirror's surface is
curved so more can be seen from
the driver seat.
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Manual Mirrors
Move the control up, down, or side
to side to adjust the mirror.
See Folding Mirrors 0 48.
Power Mirrors
For vehicles with power outside
mirrors:
1. Select the mirror by moving the
selector switch to L for the
driver side or R for the
passenger side.
2. Use the control knob to move
the mirror in the desired
direction.
Folding Mirrors
Manual Folding Mirrors
The vehicle has manual folding
mirrors. These mirrors can be folded
inward to prevent damage when
going through an automatic car
wash. To fold, pull the mirror toward
the vehicle. Push the mirror outward
to return it to the original position.
Heated Mirrors
1 : If equipped, press to heat the
outside mirrors. See “Rear Window
and Outside Mirror Defogger” under
Climate Control Systems 0 165.
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Interior Mirrors
Manual Rearview Mirror
Hold the inside rearview mirror in
the center to move it for a clearer
view behind your vehicle. Adjust the
mirror to avoid glare from the
headlamps behind you. Push the
tab forward for daytime use and pull
it for nighttime use.
Vehicles with OnStar®
have three
control buttons at the bottom of the
mirror. See your dealer for more
information about OnStar and how
to subscribe to it. See OnStar
Overview 0 325.
Windows
{ Warning
Never leave a child, a helpless
adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle,
especially with the windows
closed in warm or hot weather.
They can be overcome by the
extreme heat and suffer
permanent injuries or even death
from heat stroke.
The vehicle aerodynamics are
designed to improve fuel economy
performance. This may result in a
pulsing sound when either rear
window is down and the front
windows are up. To reduce the
sound, open either a front window
or the sunroof, if equipped.
Manual Windows
If equipped, use the window crank
to open and close each window.
The rear windows do not open fully.
Power Windows
{ Warning
Children could be seriously
injured or killed if caught in the
path of a closing window. Never
leave the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter or keys in a
vehicle with children. When there
are children in the rear seat, use
the window lockout button to
prevent operation of the windows.
See Keys 0 26.

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