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  • Brand: GMC
  • Product: Car
  • Model/name: Acadia Denali (2018)
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . 29
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . 118
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 173
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . 205
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 367
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . 384
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . 394
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
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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, GMC, the
GMC Truck Emblem, ACADIA, and
DENALI 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
GMC 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.
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.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 23297094 B Second Printing ©
2017 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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{ 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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* : 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
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 . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Third Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . 13
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 14
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Passenger Sensing System . . . 15
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . 16
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . 18
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . . . 20
Bluetooth®
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . 21
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . 23
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . 23
Surround Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . 27
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Roadside Assistance
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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1. Air Vents 0 203.
2. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 164.
Turn Signal Lever. See Turn
and Lane-Change Signals
0 168.
3. Instrument Cluster 0 127.
4. Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 120.
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
0 121.
5. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 167.
6. Infotainment 0 173.
7. Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 198.
8. Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 64 (If Equipped).
9. USB Port 0 181 (If Equipped).
Auxiliary Input Jack. See
Auxiliary Devices 0 187.
10. Hazard Warning Flashers
0 168.
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 236.
11. Power Outlets 0 124.
12. Driver Mode Control 0 238.
Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing 0 252 (If
Equipped).
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 265
(If Equipped).
13. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 229.
14. ENGINE START/STOP Button.
See Starting the Engine 0 223.
15. Steering Wheel Controls 0 119
(If Equipped).
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Buttons.
See Driver Information Center
(DIC) (Base and Midlevel)
0 145 or Driver Information
Center (DIC) (Uplevel) 0 148.
16. Horn 0 120.
17. Steering Wheel Adjustment
0 119.
18. Cruise Control 0 240.
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 242
(If Equipped).
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 256 (If Equipped).
Heated Steering Wheel 0 120
(If Equipped).
19. Hood Release. See Hood
0 282.
20. Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 169 (Out of View).
21. Data Link Connector (DLC)
(Out of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 136.
22. Electric Parking Brake 0 233.
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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
0 223.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter may be used to lock and
unlock the doors from up to 60 m
(197 ft) away from the vehicle.
With Remote Start Shown
Press the key release button near
the bottom of the transmitter to
remove the key. The key can be
used for the driver door.
Q : Press to lock all doors.
K : Press to unlock the driver door
or all doors depending on the
vehicle personalization settings.
Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 152.
7 : Press and release one time to
initiate vehicle locator.
Press and hold 7 for three seconds
to sound the panic alarm. Press
again to cancel the panic alarm.
b : Press twice quickly to open or
close the liftgate. Press once to stop
the liftgate from moving.
See Keys 0 29 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 30.
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.
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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 36.
Door Locks
To lock or unlock the vehicle from
the outside:
. Use the key. The key lock
cylinder is covered with a cap.
See Door Locks 0 38.
. Press Q or K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
To lock or unlock the vehicle from
the inside, use the power door lock
switch.
Power Door Locks
K : Press to unlock the doors.
Q : Press to lock the doors.
Keyless Access
If equipped, 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 30.
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Liftgate
To unlock the liftgate, press K on
the power door lock switch or
press K on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter twice to
unlock all doors. Press the touch
pad on the bottom of the liftgate and
lift up. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 30.
Use the pull cup to lower and close
the liftgate. Do not press the touch
pad while closing the liftgate. This
will cause the liftgate to be
unlatched.
Power Liftgate Operation
If equipped with a power liftgate, the
switch is on the driver door. The
vehicle must be in P (Park).
Choose the power liftgate mode by
selecting MAX or 3/4. Press 8.
The driver door must be unlocked.
On the RKE transmitter press b
twice quickly until the liftgate starts
moving.
Press any liftgate button or the
touch pad while the liftgate is
moving to stop it. Pressing again
reverses the direction.
To close, press l on the bottom
of the liftgate next to the pull cup.
To disable the power liftgate
function, select OFF on the liftgate
switch. See Liftgate 0 42.
Windows
Power windows work when the
ignition is on, in ACC/ACCESSORY,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 226.
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
1. Seat Adjustment Handle
2. Driver Seat Height
Adjustment Lever
3. Seatback Lever
To adjust a manual seat:
1. Lift the handle (1) under the
seat to unlock it.
2. Slide the seat to the desired
position, and then release the
handle (1).
3. Try to move the seat back and
forth to be sure it is locked in
place.
Move the lever (2) up or down to
raise or lower the seat.
Use the lever (3) to adjust the
seatback.
See Seat Adjustment 0 59 and
Reclining Seatbacks 0 60.
Power Seats
1. Seat Adjustment Control
2. Seatback Control
3. Lumbar Control
To adjust a power seat, if equipped:
. Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the
control (1) forward or rearward.
. Raise or lower the front part of
the seat cushion by moving the
front of the control (1) up
or down.
. Raise or lower the entire seat by
moving the rear of the control (1)
up or down.
. Adjust the seatback by tilting the
top of the control (2) forward or
rearward.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 60.
. Press and hold the control (3)
forward to increase or rearward
to decrease support.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 60.
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 60.
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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.
When Auto Memory Recall is
enabled in the personalization
menu, positions previously stored to
memory buttons 1 and 2 are
recalled when the ignition is
changed from off to on or ACC/
ACCESSORY.
When Easy Exit Options is enabled
in the personalization menu, the
feature automatically recalls the
previously stored exit position when
exiting the vehicle. See Memory
Seats 0 62.
Second Row Seats
The second row seat can be folded
to access the third row. Pull the
handle on top of the seat forward
and pull the seat forward.
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The second row seatbacks can also
be folded forward by pulling the
levers on the driver side of the rear
cargo area. The top lever folds the
driver side seatback and the bottom
lever folds the passenger side
seatback.
See Rear Seats 0 66.
Third Row Seats
The third row seatbacks can be
folded forward.
To fold the third row seatback:
1. Remove objects on the floor in
front of or on the second row
seat, or in the seat tracks on
the floor.
2. If the second row seat is in the
full rear position, adjust it
forward to allow the third row
seat to fold fully flat.
3. Remove anything on or under
the seat.
4. Pull the strap on the seatback.
5. Push the seatback forward to
lay flat.
See Third Row Seats 0 70.
Heated and Ventilated
Seats
Heated and Ventilated Seat
Buttons Shown, Heated Seat
Buttons Similar
If equipped, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be on.
Press I or +, if available, to heat
the driver or passenger
seatback only.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger cushion and seatback.
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Press C or {, if available, to
ventilate the driver or passenger
seat. A ventilated seat has a fan
that pulls or pushes air through the
seat. The air is not cooled.
Press the button once for the
highest setting. With each press of
the button, the seat will change to
the next lower setting, and then to
the off setting. The indicator lights
next to the buttons indicate three for
the highest setting and one for the
lowest. If the front heated seats are
on high, the level may automatically
be lowered after approximately
30 minutes.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 64.
The heated and ventilated front
seats can also be programmed to
come on during a remote start. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 152.
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 57 and Seat
Adjustment 0 59.
Seat Belts
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
seat belts properly:
. Seat Belts 0 71.
. How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
0 72.
. Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 73.
. Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 98.
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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 85.
The passenger airbag status
indicator will light on the overhead
console when the vehicle is started.
See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 135.
Mirror Adjustment
Interior Mirror
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind your
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.
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 51.
Exterior Mirrors
To adjust a mirror:
1. Press } 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 50.
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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
wheel in place.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
Power Tilt and Telescoping
Steering Wheel
To adjust the power tilt and
telescoping steering wheel,
if equipped:
Press the control to move the
steering wheel up and down or
forward and rearward.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
Interior Lighting
Dome Lamp
The dome lamp is 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
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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 front and rear reading
lamps on the overhead console and
in the headliner. These lamps come
on when any door is opened.
Front Reading Lamps
Press the lamp lenses to turn the
front reading lamps on or off.
Rear Reading Lamps
Press the buttons to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 169.
Exterior Lighting
The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
Turn the control to the following
positions:
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 on the headlamps
together with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
See:
. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 164.
. Turn and Lane-Change Signals
0 168.
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Windshield Wiper/Washer
With the ignition on or in ACC/
ACCESSORY, move the lever to
select the wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
INT : Move the windshield wiper
lever to INT. 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 lever down. For several wipes,
hold the lever down.
f : Pull the lever toward you to
spray windshield washer fluid and
activate the wipers.
See Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 120 and Rear Window Wiper/
Washer 0 121.
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Climate Controls
Use this system to control the heating, cooling, and ventilation.
1. Driver Temperature Control
2. A/C (Air Conditioning)
3. Air Delivery Mode Controls
4. Fan Control
5. Defrost
6. Passenger Temperature
Control
7. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
8. Rear Window Defogger
9. Power Button
10. Air Recirculation
11. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 198. For more information
about the rear climate control, see
Rear Climate Control System 0 201.
Transmission
Electronic Range Select
(ERS) Mode
ERS mode allows you to choose the
top-gear limit of the transmission
and the vehicle's speed while
driving downhill or towing a trailer.
The vehicle has an electronic shift
position indicator within the
instrument cluster. When using the
ERS mode a number will display
next to the L, indicating the
maximum gear allowed for the
range selected.
To use this feature:
1. Move the shift lever to L (Low).
2. Press + (Plus) or − (Minus) on
the shift lever to increase or
decrease the gear range
available.
See Manual Mode 0 231.
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Vehicle Features
Infotainment System
The base radio with infotainment
display controls information is
included in this manual. See the
infotainment manual for information
on the uplevel radios, audio players,
phone, navigation system, Rear
Seat Entertainment (RSE), and
voice or speech recognition,
if equipped.
Radio(s)
{ :
. Press to go to the Home Page.
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 previous strongest
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.
5 :
. Press and release to access the
phone screen, answer an
incoming call, or access the
device home screen.
See Overview 0 175.
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 0 179.
Portable Audio Devices
This vehicle has a 3.5 mm (1/8 in)
auxiliary input and may have two
USB ports in the center stack.
External devices such as iPods®
,
MP3 players, and USB storage
devices may be connected.
See Auxiliary Devices 0 187 and
USB Port 0 181.
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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) 0 189 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 188.
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 0 398 or “Bluetooth
(Overview)” in the infotainment
manual.
i : 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.
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2. Volume: Press to increase or
decrease the volume.
See Steering Wheel Controls 0 119.
Cruise Control
J : Press to turn the system on
and off. A white indicator appears in
the instrument cluster when
turned on.
RES+ : If there is a set speed in
memory, press briefly to resume to
that speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If the cruise control is
already active, use to increase
vehicle speed.
SET− : Press briefly to set the
speed and activate cruise control.
If the cruise control is already
active, use to decrease vehicle
speed.
* : Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
See Cruise Control 0 240 or
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 242 (if
equipped).
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)
(Base and Midlevel) 0 145 or Driver
Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
0 148.
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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 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 0 256.
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) 0 258.
Front Pedestrian Braking
(FPB) System
If equipped, the FPB system may
help avoid or reduce the harm
caused by front-end crashes with
nearby pedestrians when driving in
a forward gear. FPB displays an
amber indicator, ~, when a nearby
pedestrian is detected directly
ahead. When approaching a
detected pedestrian too quickly,
FPB provides a red flashing alert on
the windshield and rapidly beeps or
pulses the driver seat. FPB can
provide a boost to braking or
automatically brake the vehicle.
See Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System 0 260.
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)
0 264 and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
0 265.
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
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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)
0 262 and Lane Change Alert (LCA)
0 263.
Surround Vision
If equipped, views around the
vehicle appear in the infotainment
display to aid with parking and
low-speed maneuvers.
See “Surround Vision” under
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 252.
Front Vision Camera
If equipped, a view of the area in
front of the vehicle appears on the
infotainment display to aid with
parking and low-speed maneuvers.
See “Front Vision Camera” under
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 252.
Rear Vision
Camera (RVC)
If equipped, RVC shows 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 0 252.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) System
If equipped, the RCTA system
shows a triangle with an arrow 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 0 252.
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 Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 252.
Power Outlets
The vehicle has two 12-volt
accessory power outlets, which can
be used to plug in electrical
equipment, such as a cell phone or
MP3 player.
The power outlets are located:
. On the center stack below the
climate controls.
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. In the rear cargo area.
To use the outlets, remove the
cover.
See Power Outlets 0 124.
Universal Remote System
If equipped, the Universal Remote
System allows for garage door
openers, security systems, and
home automation devices to be
programmed to work with these
buttons in the vehicle.
See Universal Remote System
0 160.
Sunroof
If equipped, the ignition must be on
or in ACC/ACCESSORY,
or Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
must be active to operate the
sunroof.
See Ignition Positions 0 221 and
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
0 226.
1. Sunroof Switch (SLIDE)
2. Vent Switch (TILT)
Slide Switch
Express-Open/Express-Close :
Press and release D (1) to
express-open the sunroof. Press
and release g (1) to
express-close the sunroof.
Open/Close (Manual Mode) : Fully
press D (1) to open the sunroof.
Release to stop at the desired
position. Fully press g (1) to
close the sunroof. Release to stop
at the desired position.
Tilt Switch
Vent Feature : Press E (2) to vent
the sunroof. Press again and hold to
open the sunroof. Release to stop at
the desired position. Press g (2)
to express-close the sunroof. Press
again to stop the movement.
See Sunroof 0 53.
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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. i illuminates in the
instrument cluster and the a DIC
message may display.
. Press and release g again to
turn TCS back on.
. To turn off both TCS and
StabiliTrak, press and hold g
until g and i illuminate in the
instrument cluster. A DIC
message may display.
. Press and release g again to
turn on both systems.
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 0 217. 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
0 323.
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 (If
Equipped)” under Tire Pressure
Monitor Operation 0 324.
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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 0 267.
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.
Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Display the REMAINING OIL
LIFE on the DIC.
See Driver Information Center
(DIC) (Base and Midlevel)
0 145 or Driver Information
Center (DIC) (Uplevel) 0 148.
2. Press and hold V on the DIC
while the Oil Life display is
active. The oil life will change
to 100%.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 288.
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel
mileage. Here are some driving tips
to get the best fuel economy
possible.
. On AWD vehicles, see Driver
Mode Control 0 238.
. 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.
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. 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.: 1-888-881-3302
TTY Users (U.S. Only):
1-888-889-2438
Canada: 1-800-268-6800
New GMC owners are automatically
enrolled in the Roadside Assistance
Program.
See Roadside Assistance Program
0 388.
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Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . 36
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . 40
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Doors
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . . 47
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . . 48
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . 50
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . 51
Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . 51
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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, inside the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter, is used for
the driver door.
To remove the key, press the button
near the bottom of the transmitter,
and pull the key out. Never pull the
key out without pressing the button.
If it becomes difficult to turn the key,
inspect the key blade for debris.
See your dealer if a new key is
needed.
Contact Roadside Assistance if
locked out of the vehicle. See
Roadside Assistance Program
0 388.
With an active OnStar subscription,
an OnStar Advisor may remotely
unlock the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview 0 398.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 394.
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 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.
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Other conditions, such as those
previously stated, can impact the
performance of the transmitter.
With Remote Start Shown, Without
Similar
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 0 152.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed, all doors will lock and then
the driver door will immediately
unlock, if enabled through vehicle
personalization. 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 47.
K : Press to unlock the driver door.
Press unlock 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 0 152. When
remotely unlocking the vehicle at
night the fog lamps and back-up
lamps will come on for about
30 seconds to light your approach to
the vehicle. The turn signal
indicators may flash to indicate
unlocking. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 152.
Pressing K will disarm the
theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle
Alarm System 0 47.
On some models, pressing and
holding K will open all of the
windows, if enabled in vehicle
personalization.
/ : If equipped, press and release
Q and 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 36.
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
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm. The horn sounds and the
turn signal lamps flash for
30 seconds, or until 7 is pressed
again or the vehicle is started.
b : Press twice quickly to open or
close the liftgate.
Press once to stop the liftgate from
moving.
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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.
Keyless Access can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first lock/unlock press from the
driver door. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 152.
If equipped with memory seats, RKE
transmitters 1 and 2 are linked to
seating positions of memory 1 or 2.
See Memory Seats 0 62.
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
0 152.
Temporary Disable of Passive
Locking Feature
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 0 152.
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 0 152.
Keyless Liftgate Opening
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. Place the two recognized
transmitters in the cupholder.
2. Remove the key lock cylinder
cap on the driver door handle.
See Door Locks 0 38. Insert
the vehicle key of the new
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.
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The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY FOR
REMOTE #2, 3, 4, ETC.
3. Place the new transmitter into
the transmitter pocket. The
transmitter pocket is inside the
center console storage area
between the driver and front
passenger seats.
4. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is
learned, the DIC will display
that it is ready to program the
next transmitter.
5. Remove the transmitter from
the transmitter pocket and
press the transmitter K or Q
button.
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 38. 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
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vehicle. Remaining transmitters
can be relearned during the
next steps.
The DIC display should now
show READY FOR REMOTE
# 1.
4. Place the new transmitter into
the transmitter pocket. The
transmitter pocket is inside the
center console storage area
between the driver and front
passenger seats.
5. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is
learned, the DIC will display
that it is ready to program the
next transmitter.
6. Remove the transmitter from
the transmitter pocket and
press the transmitter K or Q
button.
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. Open the center console
storage area by opening the
armrest.
2. Place the transmitter in the
transmitter pocket.
3. 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 in the
transmitter soon 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.
To replace the battery:
1. Insert a flat, thin object in the
center of the transmitter to
separate and remove the back
cover.
2. Lift the battery with a flat
object.
3. Remove the battery.
4. Insert the new battery, positive
side toward the back cover.
Replace with a CR2032 or
equivalent battery.
5. Push together the transmitter.
Remote Vehicle Start
If available, this feature allows the
engine to be started from outside of
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 a remote start
based on cold ambient conditions.
The rear fog indicator light does not
come on during a remote start.
If the vehicle has heated or
ventilated seats, they may come on
during a remote start. See Heated
and Ventilated Front Seats 0 64.
If equipped with a remote start
heated steering wheel, the heated
wheel will turn on automatically in
remote start along with the heated
seats when it is cold outside. See
Heated Steering Wheel 0 120.
Laws in some local communities
may restrict the use of remote
starters. For example, some laws
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may 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 30.
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.
During the remote start the
doors will be locked and the
parking lamps will remain on as
long as the engine is running.
The engine will shut off after
15 minutes unless a time
extension is done or the
vehicle is started.
3. With the RKE transmitter in the
vehicle, press the brake pedal
and start the vehicle to drive.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can also be
extended by another 15 minutes,
if during the first 15 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 30 minutes.
The remote start can only be
extended once.
When the remote start is extended,
the second 15-minute period is
added on to the first 15 minutes for
a total of 30 minutes.
A maximum of two remote starts,
or a remote 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 cancel a remote start, do any 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 start will not operate if
any of the following occur:
. 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.
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. 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
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
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
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 door from the
outside:
. Press Q or K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 30.
. Use the key in the driver door.
The key lock cylinder is covered
with a cap.
To lock or unlock the door 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
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open. See “Keyless Access
Operation” in Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 30.
Driver Door Key Lock Cylinder
Access (In Case of Dead
Battery)
To access the driver door key lock
cylinder:
1. Pull the door handle (1) to the
open position and hold it open
until cap removal is complete.
2. Insert the key into the slot (3)
on the bottom of the cap (2)
and lift the key upward.
3. Move the cap (2) rearward and
remove.
4. Use the key in the cylinder.
To replace the cap:
1. Pull the door handle (1) to the
open position and hold it open
until cap installation is
complete.
2. Insert the two tabs (6) at the
back of the cap between the
seal (5) and the metal base (4).
3. Slide the cap forward and
press the forward edge to
install the cap in place.
4. Release the door handle.
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5. Check that the cap is secure.
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.
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.
Delayed Locking
This feature delays the 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 has been turned off.
When Q is pressed on the power
door lock switch while the door is
open, a chime will sound three
times indicating delayed locking is
active.
The doors will lock automatically
five seconds after all doors are
closed. If a door is reopened before
that time, the five-second timer will
reset when all doors are closed
again.
Press Q on the door lock switch
again or press Q on the RKE
transmitter to lock the doors
immediately.
This feature can also be
programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 152.
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), the doors
will lock.
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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 a door.
. Shift the transmission into
P (Park).
Automatic door locking cannot be
disabled. Automatic door unlocking
can be programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 152.
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 with the driver door open
by pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
If Unlocked 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 open. Press the button again
to lock the driver door. The
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout feature
can be turned on or off. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 152.
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 down 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,
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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 up 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.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
. Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
brings in only outside air
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 0 228.
Caution
To avoid damage to the liftgate or
liftgate glass, make sure the area
above and behind the liftgate is
clear before opening it.
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Manual Liftgate
To unlock the liftgate, press K on
the power door lock switch or press
K on the RKE transmitter twice to
unlock all doors. Press the touch
pad on the bottom of the liftgate and
lift up.
Use the pull cup to lower and close
the liftgate. Do not press the touch
pad while closing the liftgate. This
will cause the liftgate to be
unlatched.
If equipped with Keyless Access,
the liftgate can be opened when
locked if the RKE transmitter is
within 1 m (3 ft) of the touch pad.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 30.
The liftgate has an electric latch.
If the battery is disconnected or has
low voltage, the liftgate will not
open. The liftgate will resume
operation when the battery is
reconnected and charged.
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.
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.
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To power open or close the liftgate,
select MAX or 3/4 mode.
. 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
bottom of the liftgate after
unlocking all doors. If equipped
with Keyless Access, 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
completed moving, the liftgate may
stop or reverse direction. Check for
DIC messages and 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.
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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 open fully. 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 switch. 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.
Caution
Attempting to move the liftgate
too quickly and with excessive
force may result in damage to the
vehicle.
Operate the liftgate manually with a
smooth motion and moderate
speed. The system includes a
feature which limits the manual
closing speed to protect the
components.
Hands-Free Operation
If equipped, the liftgate may be
operated with a kicking motion
under the left corner of the rear
bumper.
The liftgate will not operate if the
RKE transmitter is not within
1 m (3 ft).
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The hands-free feature will not work
while the liftgate is moving. To stop
the liftgate while in motion use one
of the liftgate switches.
The hands-free feature can be
customized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 152. Choose from
the following:
On-Open and Close : The kicking
motion is activated to both open and
close the liftgate.
On-Open Only : The kicking motion
is activated to only open the liftgate.
Off : The feature is disabled.
Length of Kick Zone
To operate, kick your foot straight up
in one swift motion under the left
corner of the rear bumper, 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
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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.
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. Close the liftgate and the hood.
Turn off the vehicle.
2. Lock the vehicle in one of
three ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
. Use the Keyless Access
system.
. 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
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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.
The alarm will also be activated if a
passenger door, the liftgate, or the
hood is opened without first
disarming the system. When the
alarm is activated, the turn signals
flash and the horn sounds 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.
. Unlock the vehicle using the
Keyless Access system.
. 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 or use the
Keyless Access system.
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 and the horn chirps
and the lights flash three times, the
alarm was activated while the alarm
system was armed.
If the alarm system has been
activated, a message will appear on
the Driver Information Center (DIC).
Immobilizer
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 394.
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 ignition is on or
in ACC/ACCESSORY and a valid
transmitter is present in the vehicle.
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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 (ACC/ACCESSORY, on, off),
and the RKE transmitter appears to
be undamaged, try another
transmitter. Or, you may try placing
the transmitter in the transmitter
pocket located in the center
console.
If the ignition mode will not change
with the other transmitter or in the
transmitter pocket, your vehicle
needs service. If the ignition does
change modes, the first transmitter
may be faulty. See your dealer who
can service the theft-deterrent
system and have a new RKE
transmitter programmed to the
vehicle.
It is possible for the immobilizer
system to learn new or replacement
RKE transmitters. Up to eight
transmitters can be programmed for
the vehicle. To program additional
transmitters, see “Programming
Transmitters to the Vehicle” under
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 30.
Do not leave the key 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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Power Mirrors
To adjust a mirror:
1. Press } or | to choose the
driver or passenger mirror.
2. Press the arrows on the control
pad to move each mirror in the
desired direction.
Folding Mirrors
Manual Folding Mirrors
The mirrors can be folded inward
toward the vehicle to prevent
damage when going through an
automatic car wash. Push the mirror
outward to return it to the original
position.
Memory Mirrors
The vehicle may have memory
mirrors. See Memory Seats 0 62.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
The vehicle may have LCA. See
Lane Change Alert (LCA) 0 263.
Side Blind Zone Alert
The vehicle may have Side Blind
Zone Alert. See Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA) 0 262.
Heated Mirrors
K : Press to heat the mirrors.
See “Rear Window Defogger” under
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 198.
Automatic Dimming
Mirror
If the vehicle has the automatic
dimming mirror, the driver outside
mirror automatically adjusts for the
glare of headlamps behind you.
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
If equipped with memory seats, the
passenger and/or driver mirror tilts
to a preselected position when the
vehicle is in R (Reverse). This
allows the curb to be seen when
parallel parking.
The mirror(s) return to the original
position when:
. The vehicle is shifted out of
R (Reverse), or remains in
R (Reverse) for about
30 seconds.
. The ignition is turned off.
. The vehicle is driven in
R (Reverse) above a set speed.
To turn this feature on or off, see
Vehicle Personalization 0 152.
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Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind the vehicle.
Do not spray glass cleaner directly
on the mirror. Use a soft towel
dampened with water.
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.
Automatic Dimming
Rearview Mirror
If equipped, automatic dimming
reduces the glare of headlamps
from behind. The dimming feature
comes on when the vehicle is
started.
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.
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 in a vehicle with
children. When there are children
in the rear seat, use the window
lockout switch to prevent
operation of the windows. See
Keys 0 29.

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