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

Table of Contents

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Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . 27
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . 122
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 179
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . 188
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 369
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . 386
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . 396
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
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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, YUKON, 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. 84016524 A First 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 : LATCH System Child Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Seat Belt Reminders
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
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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
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Third Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . 13
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 13
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Passenger Sensing System . . . 14
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . 15
Throttle and Brake Pedal
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . 17
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Four-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . 20
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . 21
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . 21
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . 22
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Universal Remote System . . . . . 23
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Performance and Maintenance
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . 24
Fuel (L83 5.3L V8 Engine) . . . . . 25
Fuel (L86 6.2L V8 Engine) . . . . . 25
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . 25
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Roadside Assistance
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Instrument Panel
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1. Air Vents 0 185.
2. Head-Up Display (HUD) 0 154
(If Equipped).
3. g Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 229.
j Power Assist Steps 0 48 (If
Equipped).
X Parking Assist Button (If
Equipped). See Assistance
Systems for Parking or Backing
0 243.
A Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) 0 252 (If Equipped).
0 Pedal Adjust Switch (If
Equipped). See Adjustable
Throttle and Brake Pedal
0 205.
4. Turn Signal Lever. See Turn
and Lane-Change Signals
0 174.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 123.
5. Favorite Switches (Out of
View). See “Steering Wheel
Controls” in the infotainment
manual.
Volume Switches (Out of View).
See “Steering Wheel Controls”
in the infotainment manual.
6. Hazard Warning Flashers
0 174.
7. Instrument Cluster 0 133.
8. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 216.
Tow/Haul Selector Button. See
Tow/Haul Mode 0 222.
Range Selection Mode (If
Equipped). See Manual Mode
0 218.
9. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 173.
10. Infotainment 0 179.
11. Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 180.
12. Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 67.
13. Rear Climate Control Buttons.
See Rear Climate Control
System 0 184.
14. Ignition Positions (Key Access)
0 207 or Ignition Positions
(Keyless Access) 0 205.
15. Steering Wheel Controls. See
the infotainment manual.
16. Horn 0 123.
17. Steering Wheel Adjustment
0 123.
18. Hood Release. See Hood
0 279.
19. Cruise Control 0 233.
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 235
(If Equipped).
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 246 (If Equipped).
Heated Steering Wheel 0 123.
20. Trailer Brake Control Panel (If
Equipped). See Towing
Equipment 0 267.
21. Data Link Connector (DLC)
(Out of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 143.
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8 In Brief
22. Automatic Transfer Case Knob
(If Equipped). See Four-Wheel
Drive 0 222.
23. Parking Brake 0 228.
24. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 170.
Fog Lamps 0 175 (If
Equipped).
25. Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 176.
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 is used to remotely lock
and unlock the doors and it may
work up to 60 m (197 ft) away from
the vehicle.
Key Access RKE Transmitter
Keyless Access RKE Transmitter
K : Press to unlock the driver door.
Press K again within three seconds
to unlock all remaining doors.
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Q : Press to lock all doors.
Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
b : Press twice to open or close
the liftgate. Press once to stop the
liftgate from moving.
c : Press twice to open the
liftglass.
7 : Press and release to initiate
vehicle locate. The turn signal
lamps flash and the horn sounds
three times.
Press 7 and hold for more than
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm.
Press 7 again to cancel the panic
alarm.
See Keys (Keyless Access) 0 27 or
Keys (Key Access) 0 28 and
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 31.
Remote Vehicle Start
The engine can be started from
outside of the vehicle.
Starting the Vehicle
1. Press and release Q on the
RKE transmitter.
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash.
Start the vehicle normally after
entering.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on.
Remote start can be extended.
Canceling a Remote Start
To cancel a remote start, do one of
the following:
. Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
. Turn the vehicle on and then off.
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 39.
Door Locks
To lock or unlock the doors from
inside the vehicle:
. Press Q or K on a power door
lock switch.
. Pushing down the manual lock
knob on the driver door will lock
all doors. Pushing down the lock
knob on a passenger door will
lock that door only.
. Pulling the door handle once will
unlock that door. Pulling the
handle again will unlatch it.
To lock or unlock the doors from
outside the vehicle press Q or K on
the RKE transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key Access)
0 31 or Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Keyless
Access) 0 33.
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Power Door Locks
Q : Press to lock the doors.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
See Door Locks 0 41.
Keyless Access
If equipped with Keyless Access,
the RKE transmitter must be within
1 m (3 ft) of the driver door.
Pressing the button on the driver
door handle will unlock the driver
door. If the handle button is pressed
again within five seconds, the
passenger doors and liftgate will
unlock.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key Access)
0 31 or Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Keyless
Access) 0 33.
Liftgate
To open 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
underside of the liftgate handle and
lift up.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key Access)
0 31 or Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Keyless
Access) 0 33.
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 overhead console.
The vehicle must be in P (Park).
Choose the power liftgate mode by
selecting MAX or 3/4. Press 8 on
the overhead console. On the RKE
transmitter press b twice quickly.
Pressing and releasing b while the
liftgate is moving stops the liftgate.
Pressing again reverses the
direction.
To close, press l on the bottom
of the liftgate next to the latch.
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To disable the power liftgate
function, select OFF on the liftgate
switch. See Liftgate 0 43.
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) 0 212.
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.
Seat Adjustment
Power Seats
To adjust the 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 seat by
moving the rear of the control up
or down.
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 62.
Reclining Seatbacks
To recline the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 63.
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Lumbar Adjustment
To adjust the lumbar support:
. Press and hold the control
forward to increase or rearward
to decrease upper and lower
lumbar support at the same time.
. Press and hold the control up to
increase upper lumbar support
and decrease lower lumbar
support.
Press and hold the control down
to increase lower lumbar support
and decrease upper lumbar
support.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 63.
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, power
steering wheel, and adjustable
pedals, 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 vehicle personalization,
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 vehicle personalization, the
feature automatically recalls the
previously stored exit position when
exiting the vehicle. See Memory
Seats 0 64.
Second Row Seats
The second row seatbacks can be
folded for additional cargo space,
or the seats can be folded and
tumbled for easy entry/exit to the
third row seats. The seatbacks also
recline.
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See Second Row Seats 0 69.
Third Row Seats
Third row seatbacks can be folded.
See Third Row Seats 0 74.
Heated and Ventilated
Seats
The buttons are on the center stack
below the climate control system. To
operate, the engine must be
running.
Press I to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
Press J to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and
seatback.
Press C to ventilate the driver or
passenger seat.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 67.
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 61 and
Power Seat Adjustment 0 62.
Seat Belts
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
seat belts properly:
. Seat Belts 0 76.
. How to Wear Seat Belts Properly
0 77.
. Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 78.
. Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 104.
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Passenger Sensing
System
United States
Canada and Mexico
The passenger sensing system will
turn 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 91
The passenger airbag status
indicator will light on the overhead
console when the vehicle is started.
See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 142.
Mirror Adjustment
Interior Mirror
Adjustment
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind the vehicle.
Manual Rearview Mirror
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 automatically
dims to reduce the glare of
headlamps from behind. The
dimming feature comes on when the
vehicle is started.
Exterior Mirrors
Power Mirrors
Shown with Power Folding
Mirrors, Manual Folding Similar
To adjust the mirrors:
1. Press (1) or (2) to select the
driver or passenger side mirror.
2. Press the arrows on the control
pad to move each mirror in the
desired direction.
3. Press either (1) or (2) again to
deselect the mirror.
See Power Mirrors 0 53.
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Folding Mirrors
The outside mirrors can be folded
inward to prevent damage when
going through an automatic car
wash. To fold, pull the mirror toward
the vehicle. See Folding Mirrors
0 53.
Power Folding Mirrors
To adjust power folding mirrors,
if equipped:
1. Press { to fold the mirrors
inward.
2. Press { again to return the
mirrors to the driving position.
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
Power Tilt and Telescoping
Steering Wheel
To adjust the power tilt and
telescoping steering wheel:
Press the control to move the
steering wheel up and down or
forward and rearward.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
Throttle and Brake Pedal
Adjustment
If equipped, the position of the
throttle and brake pedals can be
changed.
The switch used to adjust the
pedals is to the left of the steering
wheel.
Press the switch to the left to move
the pedals closer to your body.
Press the switch to the right to move
the pedals away.
See Adjustable Throttle and Brake
Pedal 0 205.
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The vehicle may have a memory
function, which lets pedal settings
be saved and recalled. See Memory
Seats 0 64.
Interior Lighting
Dome Lamps
There are dome lamps in the
overhead console and the headliner,
if equipped.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press the following:
OFF : Turns the lamps off, even
when a door is open.
DOOR : The lamps come on
automatically when a door is
opened.
ON : Turns all dome lamps on.
Reading Lamps
There are reading lamps in the
overhead console and the headliner,
if equipped. To operate, the ignition
be on or in ACC/ACCESSORY or
using Retained Accessory
Power (RAP).
Press m or n next to each reading
lamp to turn it on or off.
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 176.
Exterior Lighting
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The exterior lamp control is on the
instrument panel to the left of the
steering wheel.
There are four positions.
O : Turns off the automatic
headlamps and Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL). Turn the headlamp
control to O again to turn the
automatic headlamps or DRL
back on.
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
the off position will only work when
the vehicle is shifted into P (Park).
AUTO : Automatically turns on the
headlamps, parking lamps,
taillamps, instrument panel lights,
roof marker lamps (if equipped), and
license plate lamps.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
5 : Turns on the headlamps with
the parking lamps and instrument
panel lights.
See:
. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 170
. Fog Lamps 0 175
Windshield Wiper/Washer
The windshield wiper control is on
the turn signal lever.
The windshield wipers are controlled
by turning the band with z
FRONT on it.
1 : Fast wipes.
w : Slow wipes.
3 INT : Use this setting for
intermittent wipes or Rainsense™.
For intermittent wipes, turn the z
FRONT band up for more frequent
wipes or down for less frequent
wipes.
To turn on Rainsense, press z
AUTO on the lever, then turn the
z FRONT band on the wiper
lever to adjust the sensitivity.
. Turn the band up to a higher INT
setting for more sensitivity to
moisture.
. Turn the band down to the lower
INT setting for less sensitivity to
moisture.
Move the band out of the 3 INT
position to deactivate Rainsense.
OFF : Turns the windshield
wipers off.
8 : For a single wipe, turn to 8,
then release. For several wipes,
hold the band on 8 longer.
Lm : Push the paddle at the top of
the lever to spray washer fluid on
the windshield.
See Windshield Wiper/Washer
0 123.
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Climate Controls
This system controls 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. RCTRL (Rear Climate Control
Lockout)
10. Rear Temperature Control
11. Rear Air Delivery Mode Control
12. Rear Fan Control
13. Front Climate Control Power
Button
14. Rear AUTO (Automatic
Operation)
15. Rear Climate Control Power
Button
16. Air Recirculation
17. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 180 and Rear Climate
Control System 0 184 (if equipped).
Transmission
Range Selection Mode
The Range Selection Mode switch,
if equipped, is on the shift lever.
1. To enable the Range Selection
feature, move the shift lever to
the L (Manual Mode) position.
The current range will appear
next to the L. This is the
highest attainable range with
all lower gears accessible. As
an example, when 5 (Fifth)
gear is selected, 1 (First)
through 5 (Fifth) gears are
available.
2. Press the plus/minus buttons
on the shift lever to select the
desired range of gears for
current driving conditions. See
Manual Mode 0 218.
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While using Range Selection Mode,
cruise control and the Tow/Haul
Mode can be used.
Grade Braking is not available when
Range Selection Mode is active.
See Tow/Haul Mode 0 222.
Four-Wheel Drive
If equipped, the engine's driving
power can be sent to all four wheels
for extra traction.
Automatic Transfer Case
Two Speed Transfer Case
Single Speed Transfer Case
The transfer case knob is to the left
of the steering wheel. Use this knob
to shift into and out of the different
four-wheel drive modes.
2 m : This setting is used for driving
in most street and highway
situations.
AUTO : This setting is ideal for use
when road surface traction
conditions are variable.
4 m : Use the Four-Wheel Drive High
position when extra traction is
needed, such as on snowy or icy
roads or in most off-road situations.
4 n : Vehicles with a two speed
automatic transfer case have a
Four-Wheel Drive Low position. This
setting sends maximum power to all
four wheels. You might choose 4 n if
you are driving off-road in deep
sand, mud, or snow, and while
climbing or descending steep hills.
N (Neutral) : Vehicles with a two
speed automatic transfer case have
an N (Neutral) position. Shift the
transfer case to N (Neutral) only
when towing the vehicle.
See Recreational Vehicle Towing
0 355 or Towing the Vehicle 0 355.
See Four-Wheel Drive 0 222.
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Vehicle Features
Infotainment System
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, phone, navigation system,
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE),
and voice or speech recognition,
if equipped. It also includes
information on settings.
Steering Wheel Controls
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering
wheel controls. See "Steering
Wheel Controls" in the infotainment
manual.
Cruise Control
5 : Press to turn the system on or
off. The indicator light is white when
cruise control is on and turns off
when cruise control is off.
SET − : Press briefly to set the
speed and activate cruise control.
If cruise control is already active,
use to decrease vehicle speed.
+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press to resume that
speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If cruise control is
already active, use to increase
vehicle speed.
* : Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
See Cruise Control 0 233 or
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 235 (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.
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o or p : Press to move between
the interactive display zones in the
cluster.
V : Press to open a menu or select
a menu item. Press and hold to
reset values on certain screens.
See Driver Information Center (DIC)
0 151.
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 0 246.
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) 0 248.
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)
0 252 and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
0 252.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists
drivers with avoiding lane change
crashes that occur with moving
vehicles in the side blind zone (or
spot) areas or with vehicles rapidly
approaching these areas from
behind. The LCA warning display
will light up in the corresponding
outside mirror and will flash if the
turn signal is on. The Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system is
included as part of the LCA system.
See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
0 250 and Lane Change Alert (LCA)
0 250.
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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 0 243.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) System
If equipped, the RCTA system uses
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 0 243.
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 0 243.
Power Outlets
Power Outlets 12-Volt Direct
Current
Accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone, MP3
player, etc.
The vehicle may have up to five
accessory power outlets:
Vehicles with a Center Console
. One in front of the cupholders on
the center console
. One inside the center storage
console
. One on the rear of the center
storage console
. One in the third row seat on the
driver side
. One in the rear cargo area on
the passenger side
Vehicles with Bench Seats
. One on the center stack below
the climate control system
. One in the storage area on the
bench seat
. One on the rear of the center
armrest storage
. One in the third row seat area on
the driver side
. One in the rear cargo area on
the passenger side
Lift the cover to access and replace
when not in use.
See Power Outlets 0 127.
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Universal Remote System
If equipped with the Universal
Remote system, these buttons will
be in the front overhead console.
This system provides a way to
replace up to three remote control
transmitters used to activate
devices such as garage door
openers, security systems, and
home automation devices.
See Universal Remote System
0 166.
Sunroof
1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
If equipped, the sunroof only
operates when the ignition is on or
in ACC/ACCESSORY, or when
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 212.
Slide Switch
Express-Open/Express-Close : To
express-open the sunroof, fully
press and release I (1). To
express-close the sunroof, fully
press and release K (1). Press
the switch again to stop the
movement.
Open/Close (Manual Mode) : To
open the sunroof, press and hold I
(1). Release the switch at the
desired position. Press and hold
K (1) to close the sunroof.
Release the switch at the desired
position.
Tilt Switch
Vent : From the closed position,
press J (2) to vent the sunroof.
Press K (2) to close the
sunroof vent.
When the sunroof is opened, an air
deflector will automatically raise.
The air deflector will retract when
the sunroof is closed.
The sunroof also has a sunshade
which can be pulled forward to block
sun rays. The sunshade must be
opened and closed manually.
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If an object is in the path of the
sunroof while it is closing, the
automatic reversal system will
detect the object and stop the
sunroof.
See Sunroof 0 58.
Performance and
Maintenance
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
The vehicle has a traction control
system that limits wheel spin and
the StabiliTrak system that assists
with directional control of the vehicle
in difficult driving conditions. Both
systems come on automatically
when the vehicle is started and
begins to move.
. To turn off traction control, press
and release g on the instrument
panel to the left of the steering
wheel. The traction off light i
displays in the instrument
cluster. The appropriate DIC
message displays.
. To turn off both traction control
and StabiliTrak, press and hold
g until i and g illuminate in the
instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC message
displays.
. Press and release g again to
turn on both systems.
StabiliTrak will automatically turn on
if the vehicle exceeds 56 km/h
(35 mph). Traction control will
remain off.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 229.
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
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Loading Information label. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 200. 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
0 329.
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 0 330.
Fuel (L83 5.3L V8 Engine)
Regular Fuel
Use only unleaded gasoline rated
87 octane or higher in your vehicle.
Do not use gasoline with an octane
rating lower as it may result in
vehicle damage and lower fuel
economy. See Fuel 0 254.
Fuel (L86 6.2L V8 Engine)
Premium Recommended Fuel
Use premium 93 octane unleaded
gasoline in your vehicle. Unleaded
gasoline with an octane rating as
low as 87 may be used, but it will
reduce performance and fuel
economy. See Fuel 0 254.
E85 or FlexFuel
FlexFuel Possible
Certain models are compatible with
E85 fuel. See E85 or FlexFuel
0 256.
Engine Oil Life System
The engine oil life system calculates
engine oil life based on vehicle use
and displays a DIC message when
it is necessary to change the engine
oil and filter. The oil life system
should be reset to 100% only
following an oil change.
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Resetting the Oil Life System
To reset the engine oil life system:
1. Display REMAINING OIL LIFE
on the DIC. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 151.
2. Press and hold V on the DIC.
The oil life will change
to 100%.
The oil life system can also be reset
as follows:
1. Display REMAINING OIL LIFE
on the DIC. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 151.
2. Fully press the accelerator
pedal slowly three times within
five seconds.
3. If the display changes to 100%,
the system is reset.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 285.
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.: 1-888-881-3302
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
0 390.
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Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Keys and Locks
Keys (Keyless Access) . . . . . . . . 27
Keys (Key Access) . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key
Access) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Keyless
Access) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . 39
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . 42
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Doors
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Power Assist Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . . 49
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . . 51
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . 54
Blind Spot Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . 55
Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . 55
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Child-View Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Keys and Locks
Keys (Keyless Access)
{ 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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If the vehicle has the Keyless
Access system, there is a key in the
transmitter.
This key is used for the driver door
and glove box.
If the vehicle has the Keyless
Access system, the transmitter has
a button on the side of the
transmitter used to remove the key.
Do not pull the key out without
pressing the button.
See your dealer if a replacement
key or additional key is needed.
If it becomes difficult to turn a key,
inspect the key blade for debris.
Periodically clean with a brush
or pick.
With an active OnStar service plan,
an OnStar Advisor may remotely
unlock the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview 0 400.
If locked out of the vehicle, see
Roadside Assistance Program
0 390.
If equipped with memory seats, RKE
transmitters 1 and 2 are linked to
seating positions of memory 1 or 2.
See Memory Seats 0 64.
Keys (Key Access)
{ 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 and key rings, and
RKE transmitter, if equipped, are
designed to work together as a
system to reduce the risk of
unintentionally moving the key out
of the RUN position. The ignition
key has a small hole to allow
attachment of the provided key ring.
It is important that any replacement
ignition keys have a small hole. See
your dealer if a replacement key is
required.
The combination and size of the
rings that came with your keys were
specifically selected for your
vehicle. The rings are connected to
the key like two links of a chain to
reduce the risk of unintentionally
moving the key out of the RUN
position. Do not add any additional
items to the ring attached to the
ignition key. Attach additional items
only to the second ring, and limit
added items to a few essential keys
or small, light items no larger than
an RKE transmitter.
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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.
The key is used for the driver door,
ignition, and glove box.
If equipped with memory seats,
keys 1 and 2 are linked to seating
positions of memory 1 or 2. See
Memory Seats 0 64.
Programming Keys to the
Vehicle
Follow these procedures to program
up to eight keys to the vehicle.
Programming with Two
Recognized Keys (Key
Vehicles Only)
To program a new key:
1. Insert the original, already
programmed key in the ignition
and turn the ignition on without
starting the engine.
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 the ignition on
without starting the engine.
4. Turn the ignition off and
remove the key.
5. Insert the new key to be
programmed, and within
five seconds, turn the ignition
on without starting the engine.
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 Recognized
Keys (Key Vehicles Only)
Program a new key to the vehicle
when a recognized key is not
available. Canadian regulations
require that Canadian 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 must be with you.
1. Insert the new vehicle key into
the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition on without
starting the engine. The
security light will come on.
3. Wait 10 minutes until the
security light turns off.
4. Turn the ignition off.
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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 learn the second key, turn
the ignition off, insert the
second key to be learned, and
turn the ignition on without
starting the engine.
After the two keys are learned,
remaining keys can be learned by
following the procedure in
“Programming with Two Recognized
Keys (Key Vehicles Only).”
The key has a bar-coded key tag
that the dealer or qualified locksmith
can use to make new keys. Store
this information in a safe place, not
in the vehicle.
See your dealer if a replacement
key or additional key is needed.
If it becomes difficult to turn a key,
inspect the key blade for debris.
Periodically clean with a brush
or pick.
If locked out of the vehicle, see
Roadside Assistance Program
0 390.
With an active OnStar service plan,
an OnStar Advisor may remotely
unlock the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview 0 400.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency Statement
0 396.
If there is a decrease in the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) operating
range:
. Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
. Check the location. Other
vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
. Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later
in this section.
. If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your
dealer or a qualified technician
for service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
(Key Access)
The RKE transmitter functions 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 31.
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/ : Press and release Q, then
immediately press and hold / until
the turn signal lamps flash or for at
least four seconds. The engine may
be started from outside the vehicle
using the RKE transmitter. See
Remote Vehicle Start 0 39.
Q : Press to lock all doors.
If enabled, the turn signal lamps
flash once to indicate locking has
occurred. If enabled, the horn chirps
when Q is pressed again within
three seconds. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
Pressing Q arms the alarm system.
See Vehicle Alarm System 0 49.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding Q for
one second will fold the mirrors,
if enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
K : Press once to unlock only the
driver door. If K is pressed again
within three seconds, all remaining
doors unlock. The interior lamps
may come on and stay on for
20 seconds or until the ignition is
turned on.
If enabled, the turn signal lamps
flash twice to indicate unlocking has
occurred. If enabled, the exterior
lamps may turn on. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
Pressing K on the RKE transmitter
disarms the alarm system. See
Vehicle Alarm System 0 49.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding K for
one second will unfold the mirrors,
if enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
Press and hold K until the windows
fully open, if enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
b : Press twice to open or close
the liftgate. Press once to stop the
liftgate from moving.
c : Press twice to open the
liftglass.
7 : Press and release to initiate the
vehicle locator. The turn signal
lamps flash and the horn sounds
three times.
Press and hold 7 for more than
three seconds to activate the panic
alarm. The turn signal lamps flash
and the horn sounds repeatedly for
30 seconds. The alarm turns off
when the ignition is turned on or 7
is pressed again. The ignition must
be off for the panic alarm to work.
Programming Transmitters 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.
Each vehicle can have up to
eight transmitters programmed to it.
See your dealer for transmitter
programming.
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Battery Replacement
Replace the battery in the
transmitter soon if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY
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. Separate and remove the back
cover of the transmitter with a
flat, thin object, such as a coin.
2. Press and slide the battery
down toward the pocket of the
transmitter in the direction of
the key ring. Do not use a
metal object
3. Remove the battery.
4. Insert the new battery, positive
side facing up. Replace with a
CR2032 or equivalent battery.
5. Push together the transmitter
back cover top side first, and
then the bottom toward the
key ring.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
(Keyless Access)
The Keyless Access system allows
for vehicle entry when the
transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft). See
“Keyless Access Operation” later in
this section.
The RKE transmitter functions 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 31.
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/ : Press and release Q, then
immediately press and hold / until
the turn signal lamps flash or for at
least four seconds. The engine may
be started from outside the vehicle
using the RKE transmitter. See
Remote Vehicle Start 0 39.
Q : Press to lock all doors.
If enabled, the turn signal lamps
flash once on the second press to
indicate locking has occurred.
If enabled, the horn chirps when Q
is pressed again within
three seconds. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed, all doors will lock and then
the driver door will immediately
unlock, if enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
If the passenger door is open when
Q is pressed, all doors lock.
Pressing Q arms the alarm system.
See Vehicle Alarm System 0 49.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding Q for
one second will fold the mirrors,
if enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
K : Press once to unlock only the
driver door. If K is pressed again
within three seconds, all remaining
doors unlock. The interior lamps
may come on and stay on for
20 seconds or until the ignition is
turned on.
If enabled, the turn signal lamps
flash twice to indicate unlocking has
occurred. If enabled, the exterior
lamps may turn on. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
Pressing K on the RKE transmitter
disarms the alarm system. See
Vehicle Alarm System 0 49.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding K for
one second will unfold the mirrors,
if enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
Press and hold K until the windows
fully open, if remote window
operation is enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
b : Press twice to open or close
the liftgate. Press once to stop the
liftgate from moving.
c : Press twice to open the
liftglass.
7 : Press and release to initiate
vehicle locate. The turn signal
lamps flash and the horn sounds
three times.
Press and hold 7 for more than
three seconds to activate the panic
alarm. The turn signal lamps flash
and the horn sounds repeatedly for
30 seconds. The alarm turns off
when the ignition is turned on or 7
is pressed again. The ignition must
be off for the panic alarm to work.
Keyless Access Operation
The Keyless Access system allows
for doors and the liftgate to be
accessed without pressing the RKE
transmitter button. The RKE
transmitter must be within 1 m (3 ft)
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of the liftgate or door being opened.
If the vehicle has this feature, there
will be a button on the outside door
handles.
Keyless Access can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first lock/unlock press from the
driver door. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
If equipped with memory seats, RKE
transmitters 1 and 2 are linked to
seating positions of memory 1 or 2.
See Memory Seats 0 64.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
the Driver Door
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 the driver door
handle will unlock the driver door.
If the lock/unlock button is pressed
again within five seconds, all
passenger doors and the liftgate will
unlock.
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 been
opened and all doors are now
closed.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
the 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 a passenger
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 been
opened and all doors are now
closed.
Passive Locking
If equipped with Keyless Access,
this feature 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 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
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doors may lock with the RKE
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
0 158.
Temporary Disable of Passive
Locking
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.
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 0 158.
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 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 0 158.
Keyless Liftgate Opening
Press the touch pad on the
underside of the liftgate handle to
open the liftgate when all doors are
unlocked, or when the transmitter is
within 1 m (3 ft).
Keyless Liftglass Opening
Press the exterior liftglass button to
open the liftglass when all doors are
unlocked, or when the transmitter is
within 1 m (3 ft).
See Liftgate 0 43.
Key Access
To access a vehicle with a dead
transmitter battery, see Door Locks
0 41.
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 Two
Recognized Transmitters (Keyless
Access Vehicles Only)
A new transmitter can be
programmed to the vehicle when
there are two recognized
transmitters.
To program, the vehicle must be off
and all transmitters, both currently
recognized and new, must be
with you.
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1. Remove the key from the
recognized transmitter.
2. Place the two recognized
transmitters in the cupholder or
on the passenger seat.
3. Insert the vehicle key into the
key lock cylinder on the driver
door handle. Then turn the key
counterclockwise, to the unlock
position, five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY FOR
REMOTE#2, 3, 4, ETC.
4. Place the new transmitter in
the transmitter pocket/insert.
Open the center console
storage area and the storage
tray. The transmitter pocket/
insert is in front of the storage
area next to the center console
storage area between the
driver and front passenger
seats.
5. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is
learned, the DIC display will
show that it is ready to program
the next transmitter.
6. Remove the transmitter from
the transmitter pocket and
press K or Q on the
transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to
exit programming mode.
7. Return the key back into the
transmitter.
Programming without Two
Recognized Transmitters (Keyless
Access Vehicles Only)
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 transmitters to
be programmed must be with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from
the transmitter.
2. Insert the vehicle key into the
key lock cylinder on the driver
door handle; then turn the key
counterclockwise, to the unlock
position, five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays REMOTE
LEARN PENDING,
PLEASE WAIT.
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3. Wait for 10 minutes until the
DIC displays PRESS ENGINE
START BUTTON TO LEARN,
then press ENGINE
START/STOP.
The DIC will again display
REMOTE LEARN PENDING,
PLEASE WAIT.
4. Repeat Step 3 two additional
times. After the third time all
previously known transmitters
will no longer work with the
vehicle. Remaining transmitters
can be relearned during the
next steps.
The DIC display should now
show READY FOR REMOTE
# 1.
5. Place the new transmitter in
the transmitter pocket/insert.
Open the center console
storage area and the storage
tray. The transmitter pocket/
insert is in front of the storage
area next to the center console
storage area between the
driver and front passenger
seats.
6. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is
learned, the DIC display will
show that it is ready to program
the next transmitter.
7. Remove the transmitter from
the transmitter pocket/insert
and press K or Q on the
transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 5–7.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to
exit programming mode.
8. Return the key back into the
transmitter.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
If the transmitter battery is weak or if
there is interference with the signal,
the DIC may display NO REMOTE
DETECTED or NO REMOTE KEY
WAS DETECTED PLACE KEY IN
TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN
START YOUR VEHICLE when
starting the vehicle.
To start the vehicle:
1. Open the center console
storage area and the
storage tray.
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2. Place the transmitter in the
transmitter pocket/insert.
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.
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. With the key removed, 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
The climate control system will
come on when the vehicle is started
remotely depending on the outside
temperature.
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The rear defog and heated and
ventilated seats may also come on.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 67 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
Laws in some communities may
restrict the use of remote starters.
Check local regulations for any
requirements on remote starting of
vehicles.
Do not use remote start if the
vehicle is low on fuel.
The vehicle cannot be remote
started if:
. The key is in the ignition (Key
Access) or the RKE transmitter
is in the vehicle (Keyless
Access).
. The hood is not closed.
. There is an emission control
system malfunction and the
malfunction indicator lamp is on.
The engine will turn off during a
remote vehicle start if:
. The coolant temperature gets
too high.
. The oil pressure gets low.
The RKE transmitter range may be
reduced while the vehicle is running.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 31 or Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
1. Press and release Q.
2. Immediately press and hold /
until the turn signal lamps flash
or for at least four seconds.
When the vehicle starts, the
parking lamps will turn on. The
doors will be locked and the
climate control system may
come on.
The engine will continue to run
for 10 minutes. Repeat
Steps 1 and 2 for a 10-minute
time extension.
Turn the ignition on to operate the
vehicle.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can be
extended by 10 minutes, for a total
of 20 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.
A maximum of two remote starts,
or a single start with an extension,
is allowed between ignition cycles.
The vehicle's ignition must be
turned on and then back off to use
remote start 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 ignition on and then off.
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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
can be overcome by
extreme heat and can suffer
permanent injuries or even
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
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:
. Press Q or K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
. Use the key in the driver door.
To lock or unlock the doors from
inside the vehicle:
. Press Q or K on the power door
lock switch.
. Pushing down the manual lock
knob on the driver door will lock
all doors. Pushing down the
manual lock knob on a
passenger door will lock only
that door.
. Pulling an interior door handle
will unlock the door. Pulling the
door handle again unlatches it.
Keyless Access
If equipped, the RKE transmitter
must be within 1 m (3 ft) of the
liftgate or door being opened. Press
the button on the door handle to
open. See “Keyless Access
Operation” in Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Key
Access) 0 31 or Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation
(Keyless Access) 0 33.
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
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does not reset the lock, turn the key
halfway around in the cylinder and
repeat the reset procedure.
Power Door Locks
Press Q or K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key Access)
0 31 or Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Keyless
Access) 0 33.
Q : Press to lock the doors.
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 feature 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 be programmed.
See “Delayed Door Lock” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 158.
Automatic Door Locks
The doors will lock automatically
when all doors are closed, the
ignition is on, and the vehicle is
shifted out of P (Park).
If a vehicle door is unlocked, and
then opened and closed, the doors
will lock either when your foot is
removed from the brake or the
vehicle speed becomes faster than
13 km/h (8 mph).
To unlock the doors:
. Press K on the power door lock
switch.
. Shift the transmission into
P (Park).
Automatic door locking cannot be
disabled. Automatic door unlocking
can be programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 158.
Lockout Protection
Key Access : When locking is
requested with the driver door open
and the key in the ignition, all the
doors will lock and then the driver
door will unlock.
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This can be manually overridden by
pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Keyless Access : When locking is
requested with the driver door open
and the vehicle is on or in ACC/
ACCESSORY, all the doors will lock
and then 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 sound three
times.
This can be manually overridden by
pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
If Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout is
turned on and the vehicle is off, the
driver door is open, and locking is
requested, all the doors will lock and
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 0 158.
Safety Locks
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
Press { to activate the safety locks
on the rear doors. The indicator light
comes on when activated.
Press { again to deactivate the
safety locks.
Doors
Liftgate
{ Warning
Exhaust gases can enter the
vehicle if it is driven with the
liftgate or trunk/hatch open,
or with any objects that pass
through the seal between the
body and the trunk/hatch or
liftgate. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO) which
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
If the vehicle must be driven with
the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:
. Close all of the windows.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
brings in only outside air
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Warning (Continued)
and set the fan speed to the
highest setting. See
“Climate Control Systems”
in the Index.
. If the vehicle is equipped
with a power liftgate, disable
the power liftgate function.
See Engine Exhaust 0 215.
Caution
To avoid damage to the liftgate or
liftgate glass, make sure the area
above and behind the liftgate is
clear before opening it.
Manual Liftgate
To open 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 (1) on the underside of the
liftgate handle and lift up.
Press the button (2) above the
license plate to open the liftglass,
or press c twice quickly on the
RKE transmitter. Do not leave the
liftglass open when raising the
liftgate.
There will be a delay in the release
of the liftglass if there is an attempt
to open it while the rear wiper is in
motion.
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 RKE transmitter must be within
1 m (3 ft) of the liftgate to
automatically unlock it.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation (Key Access)
0 31 or Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation (Keyless
Access) 0 33.
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.
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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, the switch is on the
overhead console. 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 objects such
as a garage door or roof-mounted
cargo. The liftgate can be opened
all the way manually.
OFF : Opens manually only.
To open or close the liftgate, select
MAX or 3/4 mode and then:
. Press b twice quickly on the
RKE transmitter until the liftgate
moves.
. Press 8 on the overhead
console. The driver door must
be unlocked.
. Press the touch pad on the
underside of the liftgate handle
after unlocking all doors.
If equipped with Keyless Access,
a locked vehicle can be opened
if the RKE transmitter is within
1 m (3 ft) of the touch pad.
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. Press l on the bottom edge of
the liftgate next to the latch to
close.
Press any liftgate button, the touch
pad, or b on the RKE transmitter
while the liftgate is moving to stop it.
Pressing any liftgate button or
pressing b twice quickly on the
RKE transmitter restarts the
operation in the reverse direction.
Pressing the touch pad on the
liftgate handle will restart the
motion, but only in the opening
direction.
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 in extremely
low temperatures, or after repeated
power cycling over a short period of
time. If this occurs, the liftgate can
still be operated manually. Select
OFF on the liftgate switch.
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
Driver Information Center (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. Remove any excess weight.
If the liftgate continues to
automatically close after opening,
see your dealer for service before
using the power liftgate.
Interfering with the power liftgate
motion or manually closing the
liftgate too quickly after power
opening may resemble a support
strut failure. This could also activate
the falling liftgate detection feature.
Allow the liftgate to complete its
operation and wait a few seconds
before manually closing the liftgate.
Obstacle Detection Features
If the liftgate encounters an obstacle
during a power open or close cycle,
the liftgate will automatically reverse
direction and move a short distance
away from the obstacle. After
removing the obstruction, the power
liftgate operation can be used again.
If the liftgate encounters multiple
obstacles on the same power cycle,
the power function will deactivate.
After removing the obstructions,
manually close the liftgate. This will
allow normal power operation
functions to resume.
If the vehicle is locked while the
liftgate is closing, and an obstacle
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 a
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sensor, the liftgate will reverse
direction and stop at a partially open
position. 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
open the liftgate.
2. Stop the liftgate movement at
the desired height by pressing
any liftgate button. Manually
adjust the liftgate position if
needed.
3. Press and hold l on the
bottom edge of the liftgate next
to the latch 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 with Hands-Free Vehicle
Access, the liftgate may be
operated with a kicking motion
under the rear bumper.
The liftgate will not operate if the
RKE transmitter is not within
1 m (3 ft).
The hands-free feature will not work
while the liftgate is moving. To stop
the liftgate while in motion use one
of the liftgate switches.
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Length of Kick Zone
To operate, move your foot in a
forward kicking motion under the
center 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
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 rear lights will flash and a
chime will sound. Step away from
the liftgate before it starts moving.
Power Assist Steps
{ Warning
Never place hands or other body
parts between the deployed
power assist steps and the
vehicle. You or others could be
seriously injured.
{ Warning
Never step on a moving assist
step. You or others could be
seriously injured.
Disable the power assist steps
before jacking or placing any object
under the vehicle. Too much ice
buildup may prevent deployment of
the power assist steps. Check the
step position before exiting the
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power assist steps, clear the ice,
then enable the assist steps and
confirm normal function prior to use.
Keep hands, children, pets, objects,
and clothing clear of the power
assist steps when in motion. The
steps will reverse direction if they
encounter an obstruction when
opening or closing. Remove the
obstruction, then open and close the
door on the same side to complete
the motion of the assist steps. If the
obstruction is not cleared, the assist
steps remain extended while driving.
To extend both power assist steps
for cleaning, press j while the
vehicle is in P (Park) or N (Neutral).
Press j again to retract them.
The DIC will display a message.
Enable/Disable
Press and hold j for four seconds
to lock and disable the power assist
steps. Press and hold j for
four seconds again to enable them.
The DIC will display a message.
Vehicle Security
This vehicle has theft-deterrent
features; however, they do not make
the vehicle impossible to steal.
Vehicle 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, liftgate, or the hood is open.
Slow Flash : Alarm system is
armed.
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Arming the Alarm System
1. 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 Q
on the interior of the door.
3. After 30 seconds the alarm
system will arm, and the
indicator light will begin to
slowly flash. 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.
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 exited.
. 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 on the RKE
transmitter and the horn chirps three
times, an alarm occurred previously
while the alarm system was armed.
If the alarm has been activated, a
message will appear on the DIC.
Power Sounder, Inclination
Sensor, and Intrusion Sensor
In addition to the standard
theft-deterrent system features, this
system may also have a power
sounder, inclination sensor, and
intrusion sensor.
The power sounder provides an
audible alarm which is distinct from
the vehicle’s horn. It has its own
power source, and can sound an
alarm if the vehicle’s battery is
compromised.

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