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Rear Seats
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Safety Belts
............................................. 1-10
Child Restraints
....................................... 1-28
Airbag System
......................................... 1-52
Restraint System Check
............................ 1-68
Features and Controls
..................................... 2-1
Keys
........................................................ 2-3
Doors and Locks
....................................... 2-7
Windows
................................................. 2-13
Theft-Deterrent Systems
............................ 2-16
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
........... 2-19
Mirrors
.................................................... 2-33
OnStar
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System
...................................... 2-36
Universal Home Remote System
................ 2-40
Storage Areas
......................................... 2-44
Moonroof
................................................ 2-48
Instrument Panel
............................................. 3-1
Instrument Panel Overview
.......................... 3-4
Climate Controls
...................................... 3-20
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
........ 3-26
Driver Information Center (DIC)
.................. 3-45
Audio System(s)
....................................... 3-60
Driving Your Vehicle
....................................... 4-1
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
..... 4-2
Towing
................................................... 4-28
Service and Appearance Care
.......................... 5-1
Service
..................................................... 5-3
Fuel
......................................................... 5-4
Checking Things Under the Hood
............... 5-10
All-Wheel Drive
........................................ 5-49
Rear Axle
............................................... 5-50
Front Axle
............................................... 5-51
Headlamp Aiming
..................................... 5-52
Bulb Replacement
.................................... 5-52
Windshield Replacement
........................... 5-57
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
......... 5-57
Tires
...................................................... 5-60
Appearance Care
................................... 5-101
Vehicle Identification
............................... 5-110
Electrical System
.................................... 5-111
Capacities and Specifications
................... 5-122
Maintenance Schedule
..................................... 6-1
Maintenance Schedule
................................ 6-2
Customer Assistance Information
.................... 7-1
Customer Assistance and Information
........... 7-2
Reporting Safety Defects
........................... 7-12
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
........... 7-14
Index
................................................................ 1
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  • Page 1

    2008 Saab 9-7X Owner Manual
    Seats and Restraint Systems ........................... 1-1
    Front Seats ............................................... 1-2
    Rear Seats
    ............................................... 1-8
    Safety Belts ............................................. 1-10
    Child Restraints
    ....................................... 1-28
    Airbag System
    ......................................... 1-52
    Restraint System Check
    ............................ 1-68
    Features and Controls ..................................... 2-1
    Keys
    ........................................................ 2-3
    Doors and Locks
    ....................................... 2-7
    Windows ................................................. 2-13
    Theft-Deterrent Systems ............................ 2-16
    Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
    ........... 2-19
    Mirrors .................................................... 2-33
    OnStar® System
    ...................................... 2-36
    Universal Home Remote System
    ................ 2-40
    Storage Areas
    ......................................... 2-44
    Moonroof
    ................................................ 2-48
    Instrument Panel ............................................. 3-1
    Instrument Panel Overview .......................... 3-4
    Climate Controls
    ...................................... 3-20
    Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
    ........ 3-26
    Driver Information Center (DIC)
    .................. 3-45
    Audio System(s) ....................................... 3-60

    M

    Driving Your Vehicle ....................................... 4-1
    Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
    ..... 4-2
    Towing
    ................................................... 4-28
    Service and Appearance Care .......................... 5-1
    Service ..................................................... 5-3
    Fuel ......................................................... 5-4
    Checking Things Under the Hood
    ............... 5-10
    All-Wheel Drive
    ........................................ 5-49
    Rear Axle
    ............................................... 5-50
    Front Axle
    ............................................... 5-51
    Headlamp Aiming ..................................... 5-52
    Bulb Replacement
    .................................... 5-52
    Windshield Replacement
    ........................... 5-57
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
    ......... 5-57
    Tires
    ...................................................... 5-60
    Appearance Care
    ................................... 5-101
    Vehicle Identification
    ............................... 5-110
    Electrical System
    .................................... 5-111
    Capacities and Specifications
    ................... 5-122
    Maintenance Schedule ..................................... 6-1
    Maintenance Schedule ................................ 6-2
    Customer Assistance Information .................... 7-1
    Customer Assistance and Information
    ........... 7-2
    Reporting Safety Defects ........................... 7-12
    Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
    ........... 7-14
    Index ................................................................ 1



  • Page 2

    Canadian Owners
    A French language copy of this manual can be obtained
    from your dealer/retailer or from:
    Helm, Incorporated
    P.O. Box 07130
    Detroit, MI 48207
    Saab Automobile, Saab Cars USA, SAAB, Saab 9-7X,
    9-7X and the Saab Emblem are registered trademarks
    of Saab Automobile, AB.
    This manual includes the latest information at the time it
    was printed. We reserve the right to make changes after
    that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in
    Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada
    Limited” for Saab Automobile, AB whenever it appears in
    this manual.

    1-800-551-4123
    www.helminc.com

    Propriétaires Canadiens
    On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce guide en français
    auprès de concessionnaire ou à l’adresse suivante:
    Helm Incorporated
    P.O. Box 07130
    Detroit, MI 48207
    1-800-551-4123
    www.helminc.com

    This manual describes features that may be available in
    this model, but your vehicle may not have all of them.
    For example, more than one entertainment system may
    be offered or your vehicle may have been ordered without
    a front passenger or rear seats.
    Keep this manual in the vehicle for quick reference.

    Litho in U.S.A.
    Part No. 15912671 A First Printing
    ii

    ©

    2007 General Motors Corporation. All Rights Reserved.



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    Using this Manual
    Many people read the owner manual from beginning
    to end when they first receive their new vehicle to
    learn about the vehicle’s features and controls.
    Pictures and words work together to explain things.

    Index
    A good place to quickly locate information about the
    vehicle is 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.

    Safety Warnings and Symbols
    There are a number of safety cautions in this book.
    A box with the word CAUTION is used to tell about
    things that could hurt you or others if you were to
    ignore the warning.

    {CAUTION:
    These mean there is something that could hurt
    you or other people.
    We tell you what the hazard is and what to do to help
    avoid or reduce the hazard. Please read these cautions.
    If you do not, you or others could be hurt.
    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.”

    iii



  • Page 4

    Vehicle Damage Warnings

    Vehicle Symbols

    You will also find notices in this manual.

    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,
    gage, or indicator.

    Notice: These mean there is something that could
    damage your vehicle.
    A notice tells about something that can damage the
    vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered
    by your vehicle’s warranty, and it could be costly.
    The notice tells what to do to help avoid the damage.
    When you read other manuals, you might see
    CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors
    or in different words.
    There are also warning labels on the vehicle which
    use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.

    iv



  • Page 5

    Section 1

    Seats and Restraint Systems

    Front Seats ......................................................1-2
    Power Seats ..................................................1-2
    Power Lumbar ...............................................1-2
    Heated Seats .................................................1-3
    Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals ....................1-3
    Power Reclining Seatbacks ..............................1-5
    Head Restraints .............................................1-7
    Rear Seats .......................................................1-8
    Rear Seat Operation .......................................1-8
    Safety Belts ...................................................1-10
    Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ................1-10
    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly .................1-15
    Lap-Shoulder Belt .........................................1-23
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..................1-27
    Safety Belt Extender .....................................1-28
    Child Restraints .............................................1-28
    Older Children ..............................................1-28
    Infants and Young Children ............................1-32
    Child Restraint Systems .................................1-35
    Where to Put the Restraint .............................1-38
    Lower Anchors and Tethers for
    Children (LATCH) ......................................1-39

    Securing a Child Restraint in a
    Rear Outside Seat Position .........................1-46
    Securing a Child Restraint in the
    Center Rear Seat Position ..........................1-48
    Securing a Child Restraint in the
    Right Front Seat Position ............................1-49
    Airbag System ...............................................1-52
    Where Are the Airbags? ................................1-55
    When Should an Airbag Inflate? .....................1-57
    What Makes an Airbag Inflate? .......................1-59
    How Does an Airbag Restrain? .......................1-59
    What Will You See After an
    Airbag Inflates? .........................................1-60
    Passenger Sensing System ............................1-61
    Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...........1-66
    Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped
    Vehicle ....................................................1-66
    Restraint System Check ..................................1-68
    Checking the Restraint Systems ......................1-68
    Replacing Restraint System Parts
    After a Crash ............................................1-69

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    Front Seats

    Power Lumbar

    Power Seats

    Your vehicle has power lumbar on the driver’s and front
    passenger’s seats.
    The power seat controls
    are located on the
    outboard side of the
    seat cushions.

    • Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the
    horizontal control forward or rearward.

    • Raise or lower the front part of the seat cushion by
    moving the front of the horizontal control up or down.

    • Raise or lower the rear part of the seat cushion by
    moving the rear of the horizontal control up or down.

    • Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the entire
    horizontal control up or down.

    • Use the vertical control to recline the seatback.
    See Power Reclining Seatbacks on page 1-5.
    1-2

    The seatback lumbar
    support can be adjusted
    by moving the control
    located on the outboard
    side of the seat cushions.

    To increase or decrease support, hold the control
    forward or rearward.
    Keep in mind that as your seating position changes,
    as it may during long trips, so should the position of your
    lumbar support. Adjust the seat as needed.



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    Heated Seats
    Your vehicle has heated
    front seats. The buttons
    used to control this feature
    are located on the front
    door armrests. The engine
    must be running for the
    heated seat feature
    to work.

    To heat only the seatback, press the vertical button with
    the heated seatback symbol. An indicator light on the
    button will come on to designate that only the seatback
    is being heated. Additional presses will cycle through
    the heat levels for the seatback only.
    The feature will shut off automatically when the ignition
    is turned off.

    Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
    The controls for
    the memory function
    are located on the
    driver’s door.

    To heat the entire seat, press the horizontal button with
    the heated seat and seatback symbol. Press the button to
    cycle through the temperature settings of high, medium,
    and low and to turn the heated seat off. The indicator
    lights above the button will come on to designate the
    level of heat selected: three for high, two for medium,
    and one for low. The low setting warms the seatback
    and seat cushion until the seat temperature is near
    body temperature. The medium and high settings heat
    the seatback and seat cushion to a slightly higher
    temperature. You will be able to feel heat in about
    two minutes.

    These buttons are used to program and recall memory
    settings for the driver’s seating position, both outside
    mirror positions, and the adjustable pedals, if equipped.
    The settings for these features can be saved for up
    to two drivers.

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  • Page 8

    To store the memory settings, do the following:
    1. Adjust the driver’s seat, including the seatback
    recliner and lumbar, both of the outside mirrors,
    and the adjustable pedals, if equipped, to the
    desired position.
    See Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal on
    page 2-23 for more information.
    2. Press and hold the 1 or 2 button of the memory
    control for three seconds. A double chime will
    sound to let you know that the position has been
    stored.
    To repeat the procedure for a second driver, follow the
    preceding steps, but press the other numbered
    memory control button.
    To recall the memory settings, do one of the following:

    • Press and release button 1 or 2 while the vehicle
    is in PARK (P). A single chime will sound and
    the memory position will be recalled.

    • If programmed to do so through the Driver
    Information Center (DIC), pressing the unlock button
    on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
    will recall the preset driver’s memory seat, mirrors,
    and adjustable pedals position.

    1-4

    • If programmed to do so through the DIC, placing
    the key in the ignition will recall the driver’s
    memory seat, mirrors, and adjustable pedals
    positions.
    See “Seat Recall” under DIC Vehicle Customization on
    page 3-53 for more information.
    To stop recall movement of the memory seat feature at
    any time, press one of the memory buttons or power
    seat controls.

    Easy Exit Seat
    The control for the easy exit seat function is located on
    the driver’s door below the memory buttons 1 and 2.
    The easy exit seat button is used to program and recall
    the desired driver’s seat position when exiting or
    entering the vehicle. The mirrors, power lumbar, recline,
    and adjustable pedals, if equipped, positions will not
    be stored or recalled when using the easy exit seat
    function. The seat position can be saved for up to
    two drivers.



  • Page 9

    To store the easy exit seat position, do the following:

    Power Reclining Seatbacks

    1. Press and release the 1 or 2 button of the memory
    control for less than three seconds. The seat will
    move to the stored memory position.

    The front seats have
    power reclining seatbacks.
    Use the vertical power
    seat control located on the
    outboard side of the
    seat to operate them.

    2. Adjust the seat to the desired exit position.
    3. Press and hold the easy exit seat button for more
    than three seconds. A double chime will sound to
    let you know that the position has been stored
    for the selected button 1 or 2.
    To repeat the procedure for a second driver, follow the
    preceding steps, but press the other numbered
    memory control button.
    To recall the easy exit seat position, do one of the
    following:

    • Press the easy exit seat button on the memory
    control while the vehicle is in PARK (P). The
    seat will move to the stored exit position.

    • To recline the seatback, press the control toward
    the rear of the vehicle.

    • To raise the seatback, press the control toward the
    front of the vehicle.

    • Or, if the easy exit seat feature is activated in the
    Driver Information Center (DIC), removing the key
    from the ignition will move the seat to the exit
    position. See “Easy Exit Seat” under DIC Vehicle
    Customization on page 3-53 for more information on
    activating this feature in the DIC.
    If an easy exit seat position has not been stored, the
    default position is all the way rearward.

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    {CAUTION:
    Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle
    is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you
    buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their
    job when you are reclined like this.
    The shoulder belt cannot do its job. In a crash,
    you could go into it, receiving neck or other
    injuries.
    The lap belt cannot do its job either. In a crash
    the belt could go up over your abdomen. The
    belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic
    bones. This could cause serious internal
    injuries.
    For proper protection when the vehicle is in
    motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit
    well back in the seat and wear your safety belt
    properly.
    Do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving.

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    Head Restraints

    Pull the head restraint
    up to raise it.

    To lower the head restraint, press the button, located
    on the top of the seatback, and push the head
    restraint down.

    Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint
    is at the same height as the top of the occupant’s
    head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury
    in a crash.

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    Rear Seats
    Rear Seat Operation
    Your vehicle has flip and fold second row seats which
    provide additional cargo space.
    To flip and fold the seat(s), do the following:

    Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts
    still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the
    safety belts. Always unbuckle the safety belts
    and return them to their normal stowed position
    before folding a rear seat.
    2. Lift the lever, located
    on the outboard side
    of the seatback,
    and fold the seatback
    forward.

    The head restraint will automatically fold out of the way
    as the seatback is folded down.

    1. Pull up on the loop located where the seat cushion
    meets the seatback and flip the seat cushion
    forward.

    1-8



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    To return the seat(s) to the original position, do the
    following:

    {CAUTION:
    If the seatback is not locked, it could move
    forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could
    cause injury to the person sitting there. Always
    push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is
    locked.

    1. Lift the seatback until it locks into the upright
    position. Push and pull on the seatback to
    make sure it is locked.

    2. Return the head restraints to the upright position by
    reaching behind the seat and pulling it forward until
    it locks into place. Push and pull on the head
    restraint to make sure that it is locked.
    3. Flip the seat cushion back into place.

    1-9



  • Page 14

    Safety Belts

    {CAUTION:
    Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
    This part of the manual tells you how to use safety
    belts properly. It also tells you some things you should
    not do with safety belts.

    {CAUTION:
    Do not let anyone ride where he or she cannot
    wear a safety belt properly. If you are in a
    crash and you are not wearing a safety belt,
    your injuries can be much worse. You can hit
    things inside the vehicle harder or be ejected
    from it and be seriously injured or killed. In the
    same crash, you might not be, if you are
    buckled up. Always fasten your safety belt,
    and check that your passenger(s) are
    restrained properly too.

    1-10

    It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo
    area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a
    collision, people riding in these areas are more
    likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not
    allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle
    that is not equipped with seats and safety
    belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a
    seat and using a safety belt properly.
    Your vehicle has indicators as a reminder to buckle your
    safety belts. See Safety Belt Reminders on page 3-29.
    In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the
    law requires wearing safety belts. Here is why:
    You never know if you will be in a crash. If you do have
    a crash, you do not know if it will be a serious one.
    A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so
    serious that even buckled up, a person would not
    survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of
    them, people who buckle up can survive and sometimes
    walk away. Without belts they could have been badly
    hurt or killed.
    After more than 40 years of safety belts in vehicles,
    the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does
    matter... a lot!



  • Page 15

    Why Safety Belts Work
    When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes.

    Put someone on it.

    Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat
    on wheels.

    1-11



  • Page 16

    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle.
    The rider does not stop.

    1-12

    The person keeps going until stopped by something.
    In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield...



  • Page 17

    or the instrument panel...

    or the safety belts!
    With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does.
    You get more time to stop. You stop over more
    distance, and your strongest bones take the forces.
    That is why safety belts make such good sense.

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  • Page 18

    Questions and Answers About
    Safety Belts

    Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after a crash if
    I am wearing a safety belt?

    A: You could be — whether you are wearing a safety
    belt or not. But your chance of being conscious
    during and after an accident, so you can unbuckle
    and get out, is much greater if you are belted.
    And you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you
    are upside down.

    Q: If I am a good driver, and I never drive far from
    home, why should I wear safety belts?

    A: You may be an excellent driver, but if you are in a
    crash — even one that is not your fault — you and
    your passenger(s) can be hurt. Being a good
    driver does not protect you from things beyond
    your control, such as bad drivers.
    Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km)
    of home. And the greatest number of serious
    injuries and deaths occur at speeds of less than
    40 mph (65 km/h).
    Safety belts are for everyone.

    Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why should I have
    to wear safety belts?

    A: Airbags are supplemental systems only; so they
    work with safety belts — not instead of them.
    Whether or not an airbag is provided, all occupants
    still have to buckle up to get the most protection.
    That is true not only in frontal collisions, but
    especially in side and other collisions.

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  • Page 19

    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
    This section is only for people of adult size.
    Be aware that there are special things to know about
    safety belts and children. And there are different
    rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be
    riding in your vehicle, see Older Children on page 1-28
    or Infants and Young Children on page 1-32. Follow
    those rules for everyone’s protection.
    It is very important for all occupants to buckle up.
    Statistics show that unbelted people are hurt more often
    in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts.
    Occupants who are not buckled up can be thrown out
    of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others
    in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts.
    First, before you or your passenger(s) wear a safety
    belt, there is important information you should know.

    Sit up straight and always keep your feet on the floor
    in front of you. The lap part of the belt should be
    worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the
    thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic
    bones and you would be less likely to slide under the
    lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force
    on your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal
    injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder
    and across the chest. These parts of the body are
    best able to take belt restraining forces.
    The shoulder belt locks if there is a sudden stop or crash.
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    Q: What is wrong with this?

    {CAUTION:
    You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt
    is too loose. In a crash, you would move
    forward too much, which could increase injury.
    The shoulder belt should fit snugly against
    your body.

    A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give as
    much protection this way.

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    Q: What is wrong with this?

    {CAUTION:
    You can be seriously hurt if your lap belt is
    too loose. In a crash, you could slide under the
    lap belt and apply force on your abdomen.
    This could cause serious or even fatal injuries.
    The lap belt should be worn low and snug on
    the hips, just touching the thighs.

    A: The lap belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as
    much protection this way.

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    Q: What is wrong with this?

    {CAUTION:
    You can be seriously injured if your belt is
    buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash,
    the belt would go up over your abdomen. The
    belt forces would be there, not on the pelvic
    bones. This could cause serious internal
    injuries. Always buckle your belt into the
    buckle nearest you.

    A: The belt is buckled in the wrong place.

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  • Page 23

    Q: What is wrong with this?

    {CAUTION:
    You can be seriously injured if your belt goes
    over an armrest like this. The belt would be
    much too high. In a crash, you can slide under
    the belt. The belt force would then be applied
    on the abdomen, not on the pelvic bones,
    and that could cause serious or fatal injuries.
    Be sure the belt goes under the armrests.

    A: The belt is over an armrest.

    1-19



  • Page 24

    Q: What is wrong with this?

    {CAUTION:
    You can be seriously injured if you wear the
    shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your
    body would move too far forward, which would
    increase the chance of head and neck injury.
    Also, the belt would apply too much force to
    the ribs, which are not as strong as shoulder
    bones. You could also severely injure internal
    organs like your liver or spleen. The shoulder
    belt should go over the shoulder and across
    the chest.

    A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm.
    It should be worn over the shoulder at all times.

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  • Page 25

    Q: What is wrong with this?

    {CAUTION:
    You can be seriously injured by not wearing
    the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, you
    would not be restrained by the shoulder belt.
    Your body could move too far forward
    increasing the chance of head and neck injury.
    You might also slide under the lap belt. The
    belt force would then be applied right on the
    abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal
    injuries. The shoulder belt should go over
    the shoulder and across the chest.

    A: The belt is behind the body.

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    Q: What is wrong with this?

    {CAUTION:
    You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt.
    In a crash, you would not have the full width
    of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt
    is twisted, make it straight so it can work
    properly, or ask your dealer/retailer to fix it.

    A: The belt is twisted across the body.

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  • Page 27

    Lap-Shoulder Belt
    All seating positions in your vehicle have a
    lap-shoulder belt.
    Here is how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly.
    1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is adjustable, so you can
    sit up straight. To see how, see “Seats” in the Index.
    2. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you.
    Do not let it get twisted.
    The lap-shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt
    across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt
    go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt
    across you more slowly.
    If you ever pull the shoulder portion of a passenger
    belt out all the way, you may engage the child
    restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the
    belt go back all the way and start again.
    Engaging the child restraint locking feature may
    affect the passenger sensing system. See
    Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61.

    3. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.
    Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure.
    If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt
    Extender on page 1-28.
    Make sure the release button on the buckle is
    positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the
    safety belt quickly if necessary.

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    4. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the
    shoulder belt.
    It may be necessary to pull stitching on the safety
    belt through the latch plate to fully tighten the
    lap belt on smaller occupants.

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    To unlatch the belt, push the button on the buckle.
    The belt should go back out of the way.
    Before you close a door, be sure the belt is out of the
    way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage
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    Safety Belt Pretensioners
    Your vehicle has safety belt pretensioners for the front
    outboard occupants. Although you cannot see them,
    they are part of the safety belt assembly. They can help
    tighten the safety belts during the early stages of a
    moderate to severe frontal or near frontal crash if the
    threshold conditions for pretensioner activation are met.
    And, if your vehicle has side impact airbags, safety
    belt pretensioners can help tighten the safety belts in a
    side crash or a rollover event.

    There is one guide for each outside passenger position
    in the rear seat. Here is how to install the comfort
    guide to the shoulder belt:
    1. Slide the guide off of its storage clip located
    between the interior body and the seatback.

    Pretensioners work only once. If they activate in a
    crash, you will need to get new ones, and probably other
    new parts for your safety belt system. See Replacing
    Restraint System Parts After a Crash on page 1-69.

    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
    Rear shoulder belt comfort guides may provide added
    safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown
    booster seats and for some adults. When installed on
    a shoulder belt, the comfort guide positions the belt
    away from the neck and head.

    2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the
    two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide.

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    {CAUTION:
    A safety belt that is not properly worn may not
    provide the protection needed in a crash. The
    person wearing the belt could be seriously
    injured. The shoulder belt should go over the
    shoulder and across the chest. These parts of
    the body are best able to take belt restraining
    forces.

    3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat.
    The elastic cord must be under the belt and the
    guide on top.

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    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
    Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant
    women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be
    seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts.

    4. Buckle, position, and release the safety belt as
    described previously in this section. Make sure
    that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder.
    To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the
    belt edges together so that you can take them out of
    the guide. Slide the guide back onto its storage
    clip located between the interior body and the seatback.

    A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt,
    and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible,
    below the rounding, throughout the pregnancy.
    The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the
    mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it is more
    likely that the fetus will not be hurt in a crash. For
    pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making
    safety belts effective is wearing them properly.
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    Safety Belt Extender

    Child Restraints

    If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you,
    you should use it.

    Older Children

    But if a safety belt is not long enough, your
    dealer/retailer will order you an extender. When you
    go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear,
    so the extender will be long enough for you. To help
    avoid personal injury, do not let someone else use it,
    and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. The extender
    has been designed for adults. Never use it for securing
    child seats. To wear it, attach it to the regular safety
    belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet
    that comes with the extender.

    Older children who have outgrown booster seats should
    wear the vehicle’s safety belts.

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    The manufacturer’s instructions that come with the
    booster seat state the weight and height limitations for
    that booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulder
    belt until the child passes the below fit test:

    • Sit all the way back on the seat. Do the knees bend
    at the seat edge? If yes, continue. If no, return to
    the booster seat.

    • Buckle the lap-shoulder belt. Does the shoulder
    belt rest on the shoulder? If yes, continue. If no,
    try using the rear safety belt comfort guide.
    See “Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides” under
    Lap-Shoulder Belt on page 1-23 for more
    information. If the shoulder belt still does not rest
    on the shoulder, then return to the booster seat.

    • Does the lap belt fit low and snug on the hips,
    touching the thighs? If yes, continue. If no,
    return to the booster seat.

    • Can proper safety belt fit be maintained for
    the length of the trip? If yes, continue. If no,
    return to the booster seat.

    Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts?
    A: An older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and
    get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can
    provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face
    or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the hips,
    just touching the top of the thighs. This applies belt
    force to the child’s pelvic bones in a crash. It should
    never be worn over the abdomen, which could cause
    severe or even fatal internal injuries in a crash.
    Also see “Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides” under
    Lap-Shoulder Belt on page 1-23.
    According to accident statistics, children and infants
    are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating
    positions than in the front seating positions.
    In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike
    other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown
    out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety
    belts properly.

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    {CAUTION:
    Never do this.
    Here two children are wearing the same belt.
    The belt cannot properly spread the impact
    forces. In a crash, the two children can be
    crushed together and seriously injured. A belt
    must be used by only one person at a time.

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    {CAUTION:
    Never do this.
    Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a
    lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is
    behind the child. In a crash, the child would
    not be restrained by the shoulder belt. The
    child might slide under the lap belt. The belt
    force would then be applied right on the
    abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal
    injuries. The child could also move too far
    forward increasing the chance of head and
    neck injury. The shoulder belt should go
    over the shoulder and across the chest.

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    Infants and Young Children
    Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes
    infants and all other children. Neither the distance
    traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes
    the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact,
    the law in every state in the United States and in every
    Canadian province says children up to some age must
    be restrained while in a vehicle.

    {CAUTION:
    Children can be seriously injured or strangled if
    a shoulder belt is wrapped around their neck
    and the safety belt continues to tighten. Never
    leave children unattended in a vehicle and never
    allow children to play with the safety belts.
    Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles,
    they should have the protection provided by appropriate
    restraints. Children who are not restrained properly
    can strike other people, or can be thrown out of
    the vehicle. In addition, young children should not
    use the vehicle’s adult safety belts alone; they need
    to use a child restraint.

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    {CAUTION:
    People should never hold an infant in their
    arms while riding in a vehicle. An infant does
    not weigh much — until a crash. During a
    crash an infant will become so heavy it is not
    possible to hold it. For example, in a crash
    at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb (5.5 kg) infant
    will suddenly become a 240 lb (110 kg) force
    on a person’s arms. An infant should be
    secured in an appropriate restraint.



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    {CAUTION:
    Children who are up against, or very close to,
    any airbag when it inflates can be seriously
    injured or killed. Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts
    offer protection for adults and older children,
    but not for young children and infants. Neither
    the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its airbag
    system is designed for them. Young children
    and infants need the protection that a child
    restraint system can provide.

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    Q: What are the different types of add-on child
    restraints?

    {CAUTION:

    A: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the
    vehicle’s owner, are available in four basic types.
    Selection of a particular restraint should take into
    consideration not only the child’s weight, height,
    and age but also whether or not the restraint will
    be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it
    will be used.
    For most basic types of child restraints, there are
    many different models available. When purchasing a
    child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used
    in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a
    label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle
    safety standards.
    The restraint manufacturer’s instructions that come
    with the restraint state the weight and height
    limitations for a particular child restraint. In addition,
    there are many kinds of restraints available for
    children with special needs.

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    Newborn infants need complete support,
    including support for the head and neck. This is
    necessary because a newborn infant’s neck is
    weak and its head weighs so much compared
    with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a
    rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the
    crash forces can be distributed across the
    strongest part of an infant’s body, the back and
    shoulders. Infants should always be secured in
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    Child Restraint Systems

    {CAUTION:
    The body structure of a young child is quite
    unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom
    the safety belts are designed. A young child’s
    hip bones are still so small that the vehicle’s
    regular safety belt may not remain low on the
    hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle
    up around the child’s abdomen. In a crash, the
    belt would apply force on a body area that is
    unprotected by any bony structure. This alone
    could cause serious or fatal injuries. Young
    children should always be secured in
    appropriate child restraints.

    A rear-facing infant
    seat (A) provides restraint
    with the seating surface
    against the back of
    the infant.

    The harness system holds the infant in place and,
    in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in
    the restraint.
    A forward-facing child
    seat (B) provides restraint
    for the child’s body
    with the harness.

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    Securing an Add-On Child Restraint in
    the Vehicle

    {CAUTION:

    A booster seat (C-D) is a child restraint designed to
    improve the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system.
    A booster seat can also help a child to see out the
    window.

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    A child can be seriously injured or killed in a
    crash if the child restraint is not properly
    secured in the vehicle. Make sure the child
    restraint is properly installed in the vehicle
    using the vehicle’s safety belt or LATCH
    system, following the instructions that came
    with that restraint, and also the instructions in
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    To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint
    must be secured in the vehicle. Child restraint systems
    must be secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or the
    lap belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt, or by the LATCH
    system. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
    (LATCH) on page 1-39 for more information. A child can
    be endangered in a crash if the child restraint is not
    properly secured in the vehicle.
    When securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the
    instructions that come with the restraint which may be
    on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this
    manual. The child restraint instructions are important,
    so if they are not available, obtain a replacement
    copy from the manufacturer.
    Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can
    move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure
    people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure
    any child restraint in your vehicle — even when
    no child is in it.

    Securing the Child Within the
    Child Restraint

    {CAUTION:
    A child can be seriously injured or killed in
    a crash if the child is not properly secured
    in the child restraint. Because there are
    different systems, it is important to refer to
    the instructions that come with the restraint.
    Make sure the child is properly secured,
    following the instructions that came with
    that restraint.

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    Where to Put the Restraint
    Accident statistics show that children are safer if they
    are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat.
    We recommend that children and child restraints
    be secured in a rear seat, including: an infant or a child
    riding in a rear-facing child restraint; a child riding in
    a forward-facing child seat; an older child riding in
    a booster seat; and children, who are large enough,
    using safety belts.
    A label on your sun visor says, “Never put a rear-facing
    child seat in the front.” This is because the risk to the
    rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag deploys.

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    {CAUTION:
    A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be
    seriously injured or killed if the right front
    passenger’s airbag inflates. This is because
    the back of the rear-facing child restraint
    would be very close to the inflating airbag.
    Even though the passenger sensing system is
    designed to turn off the right front passenger’s
    frontal airbag if the system detects a
    rear-facing child restraint, no system is
    fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an
    airbag will not deploy under some unusual
    circumstance, even though it is turned off. We
    recommend that rear-facing child restraints be
    secured in a rear seat, even if the airbag is off.
    If you secure a forward-facing child restraint in
    the right front seat, always move the front
    passenger seat as far back as it will go. It is
    better to secure the child restraint in a rear seat.
    See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61
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    When securing a child restraint in a rear seating
    position, study the instructions that came with your child
    restraint to make sure it is compatible with this vehicle.
    Wherever you install a child restraint, be sure to
    secure the child restraint properly.
    Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can
    move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure
    people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure
    any child restraint in your vehicle — even when no
    child is in it.

    Lower Anchors and Tethers for
    Children (LATCH)
    The LATCH system holds a child restraint during driving
    or in a crash. This system is designed to make installation
    of a child restraint easier. The LATCH system uses
    anchors in the vehicle and attachments on the child
    restraint that are made for use with the LATCH system.

    Make sure that a LATCH-compatible child restraint is
    properly installed using the anchors, or use the vehicle’s
    safety belts to secure the restraint, following the
    instructions that came with that restraint, and also the
    instructions in this manual. When installing a child
    restraint with a top tether, you must also use either the
    lower anchors or the safety belts to properly secure
    the child restraint. A child restraint must never be
    installed using only the top tether and anchor.
    In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you
    need a child restraint that has LATCH attachments.
    The child restraint manufacturer will provide you
    with instructions on how to use the child restraint and its
    attachments. The following explains how to attach a
    child restraint with these attachments in your vehicle.
    Not all vehicle seating positions or child restraints have
    lower anchors and attachments or top tether anchors
    and attachments.

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    Lower Anchors

    Top Tether Anchor

    Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the vehicle.
    There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating
    position that will accommodate a child restraint with
    lower attachments (B).

    A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint
    to the vehicle. A top tether anchor is built into the
    vehicle. The top tether attachment (B) on the child
    restraint connects to the top tether anchor in the vehicle
    in order to reduce the forward movement and rotation
    of the child restraint during driving or in a crash.

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    Your child restraint may have a single tether (A) or a
    dual tether (C). Either will have a single attachment (B)
    to secure the top tether to the anchor.

    Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor
    Locations

    i (Top Tether Anchor):

    Some child restraints that have a top tether are
    designed for use with or without the top tether being
    attached. Others require the top tether always to
    be attached. In Canada, the law requires that
    forward-facing child restraints have a top tether,
    and that the tether be attached. Be sure to read and
    follow the instructions for your child restraint.

    Seating positions with
    top tether anchors.

    j (Lower Anchor):
    Seating positions with
    two lower anchors.

    If the child restraint does not have a top tether, one can
    be obtained, in kit form, for many child restraints.
    Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not
    a kit is available.
    Second Row
    To assist you in locating
    the lower anchors, each
    seating position with lower
    anchors has two labels,
    near the crease between
    the seatback and the
    seat cushion.

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    The labels are located above a flap, at the base of the
    seatback, in the rear outside seating positions. The
    anchors are located under the flap. In order to get to the
    anchors you will need to pull the strap at the center of
    the seat where the seat cushion meets the seatback.
    This will allow you to fold the seat cushion up and out of
    the way. Lift the flap to expose the anchors and then
    lower the seat cushion. Be sure the cushion is
    locked into place.
    The top tether anchors for each rear seating position
    are located on the floor in the cargo area of your vehicle.
    Do not use the rear tie-down brackets near the liftgate
    for top tethers. Be sure to use an anchor located on the
    same side of the vehicle as the seating position where
    the child restraint will be placed.
    Do not secure a child restraint in a position without a
    top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that
    the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that
    come with the child restraint say that the top tether must
    be attached.
    Accident statistics show that children are safer if they
    are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. See
    Where to Put the Restraint on page 1-38 for additional
    information.

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    Securing a Child Restraint Designed for
    the LATCH System

    {CAUTION:
    If a LATCH-type child restraint is not attached
    to anchors, the restraint will not be able to
    protect the child correctly. In a crash, the
    child could be seriously injured or killed.
    Make sure that a LATCH-type child restraint
    is properly installed using the anchors, or
    use the vehicle’s safety belts to secure the
    restraint, following the instructions that came
    with that restraint, and also the instructions
    in this manual.

    {CAUTION:
    Each top tether anchor and lower anchor in
    the vehicle is designed to hold only one child
    restraint. Attaching more than one child
    restraint to a single anchor could cause the
    anchor or attachment to come loose or even
    break during a crash. A child or others could
    be injured if this happens. To help prevent
    injury to people and damage to your vehicle,
    attach only one child restraint per anchor.

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    {CAUTION:
    Children can be seriously injured or strangled
    if a shoulder belt is wrapped around their
    neck and the safety belt continues to tighten.
    Secure any unused safety belts behind the
    child restraint so children cannot reach them.
    Pull the shoulder belt all the way out of the
    retractor to set the lock, if your vehicle has
    one, after the child restraint has been installed.
    Be sure to follow the instructions of the child
    restraint manufacturer.
    Notice: Contact between the child restraint LATCH
    attachment parts and the vehicle’s safety belt
    assembly may cause damage to these parts. Make
    sure when securing unused safety belts behind
    the child restraint that there is no contact between
    the child restraint LATCH attachment parts and
    the vehicle’s safety belt assembly.

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    Folding an empty rear seat with the safety belts
    secured may cause damage to the safety belt or the
    seat. When removing the child restraint, always
    remember to return the safety belts to their normal,
    stowed position before folding the rear seat.
    1. Attach and tighten the lower attachments to the
    lower anchors. If the child restraint does not have
    lower attachments or the desired seating position
    does not have lower anchors, secure the child
    restraint with the top tether and the safety belts.
    Refer to your child restraint manufacturer
    instructions and the instructions in this manual.
    1.1. Find the lower anchors for the desired
    seating position.
    1.2. Pull the strap at the center of the seat where
    the seat cushion meets the seatback. This
    will allow you to fold the seat cushion up and
    out of the way. Lift the flap to expose the
    anchors and then lower the seat cushion.
    See Rear Seat Operation on page 1-8
    for additional information. Be sure the
    cushion is locked into place.
    1.3. Put the child restraint on the seat.
    1.4. Attach and tighten the lower attachments
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    2. If the child restraint manufacturer recommends
    that the top tether be attached, attach and tighten
    the top tether to the top tether anchor, if your vehicle
    has one. Refer to the child restraint instructions
    and the following steps:
    2.1. Find the top tether anchor.
    2.2. Route and tighten the top tether according
    to your child restraint instructions and the
    following instructions. If your vehicle
    has a cargo shade, route the top tether
    between the seatback and the cargo shade.
    If the position you are
    using does not have a
    headrest or head restraint
    and you are using a
    single tether, route the
    tether over the seatback.

    If the position you are
    using does not have a
    headrest or head restraint
    and you are using a
    dual tether, route the
    tether over the seatback.

    Fold down the headrest
    or head restraint and route
    the single tether under
    the headrest or head
    restraint and in between
    the headrest or head
    restraint posts. See
    Rear Seat Operation
    on page 1-8.

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    Fold down the headrest or
    head restraint and route
    the dual tether around the
    headrest or head
    restraint. See Rear Seat
    Operation on page 1-8.

    3. Push and pull the child restraint in different
    directions to be sure it is secure.

    Securing a Child Restraint in a
    Rear Outside Seat Position
    When securing a child restraint in a rear seating
    position, study the instructions that came with your child
    restraint to make sure it is compatible with this vehicle.
    If your child restraint has the LATCH system, see
    Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
    on page 1-39 for how to install your child restraint using
    LATCH. If you secure a child restraint using a safety
    belt and it uses a top tether, see Lower Anchors
    and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-39 for
    top tether anchor locations.
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    Do not secure a child seat in a position without a
    top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that
    the top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that
    come with the child restraint say that the top strap must
    be anchored.
    In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child
    restraints have a top tether, and that the tether be
    attached.
    If your child restraint does not have the LATCH system,
    you will be using the safety belt to secure the child
    restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the
    instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure
    the child in the child restraint when and as the
    instructions say.
    If you need to install more than one child restraint in the
    rear seat, be sure to read Where to Put the Restraint
    on page 1-38.
    1. Put the child restraint on the seat.
    2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder
    portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or
    around the restraint. The child restraint instructions
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    3. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.
    Make sure the release button is positioned so you
    would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
    if necessary.

    4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of
    the retractor to set the lock.

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    6. If your child restraint has a top tether, follow the
    child restraint manufacturer’s instructions regarding
    the use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors
    and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-39 for
    more information.
    7. Push and pull the child restraint in different
    directions to be sure it is secure.
    To remove the child restraint, unbuckle the vehicle’s
    safety belt and let it go back all the way. If the top tether
    is attached to a top tether anchor, disconnect it.

    Securing a Child Restraint in the
    Center Rear Seat Position
    5. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint,
    pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the
    lap portion of the belt, and feed the shoulder
    belt back into the retractor. If you are using a
    forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful
    to use your knee to push down on the child
    restraint as you tighten the belt.

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    Many child restraints are too wide to be correctly secured
    in the center rear seat, although some of them will fit
    there. If the center seat position is too narrow for your
    child restraint, secure it in a rear outside seat position.
    If you secure a child restraint in the center seat position,
    follow the instructions in Securing a Child Restraint in
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    Securing a Child Restraint in the
    Right Front Seat Position
    Your vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to
    secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to
    Put the Restraint on page 1-38.
    In addition, your vehicle has a passenger sensing
    system which is designed to turn off the right front
    passenger’s frontal airbag under certain conditions.
    See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61
    and Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-31 for
    more information on this, including important safety
    information.
    A label on your sun visor says, “Never put a rear-facing
    child seat in the front.” This is because the risk to the
    rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag deploys.

    {CAUTION:
    A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be
    seriously injured or killed if the right front
    passenger’s airbag inflates. This is because
    the back of the rear-facing child restraint
    would be very close to the inflating airbag.
    Even though the passenger sensing system is
    designed to turn off the right front passenger’s
    frontal airbag if the system detects a
    rear-facing child restraint, no system is
    fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an
    airbag will not deploy under some unusual
    circumstance, even though it is turned off. We
    recommend that rear-facing child restraints be
    secured in a rear seat, even if the airbag is off.
    If you secure a forward-facing child restraint in
    the right front seat, always move the front
    passenger seat as far back as it will go. It is
    better to secure the child restraint in a rear seat.
    See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61
    for additional information.

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    If your child restraint has the LATCH system, see Lower
    Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on
    page 1-39 for how to install your child restraint using
    LATCH. If you secure a child restraint using a safety belt
    and it uses a top tether, see Lower Anchors and
    Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-39 for top
    tether anchor locations.

    2. Put the child restraint on the seat.
    3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder
    portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or
    around the restraint. The child restraint instructions
    will show you how.

    Do not secure a child seat in a position without a top
    tether anchor if a national or local law requires that the
    top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that
    come with the child restraint say that the top strap must
    be anchored.
    In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child
    restraints have a top tether, and that the tether be
    attached.
    You will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the
    child restraint in this position. Follow the instructions that
    came with the child restraint.
    1. Move the seat as far back as it will go before
    securing the forward-facing child restraint.
    When the passenger sensing system has turned off
    the right front passenger’s frontal airbag, the off
    indicator on the passenger airbag status indicator
    should light and stay lit when you start the
    vehicle. See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on
    page 3-31.

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    4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.
    Make sure the release button is positioned so you
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    5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of
    the retractor to set the lock.

    6. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint,
    pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the
    lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder
    belt back into the retractor. If you are using a
    forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful
    to use your knee to push down on the child
    restraint as you tighten the belt.
    7. Push and pull the child restraint in different
    directions to be sure it is secure.
    If the airbag is off, the off indicator in the passenger
    airbag status indicator will come on and stay on when
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    If a child restraint has been installed and the on
    indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off. Remove the child
    restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the child restraint.
    If, after reinstalling the child restraint and restarting
    the vehicle, the on indicator is still lit, check to make
    sure that the vehicle’s seatback is not pressing the child
    restraint into the seat cushion. If this happens, slightly
    recline the vehicle’s seatback and adjust the seat
    cushion if possible. Also make sure the child restraint is
    not trapped under the vehicle head restraint. If this
    happens, adjust the head restraint.

    Airbag System
    Your vehicle has the following airbags:

    • A frontal airbag for the driver.
    • A frontal airbag for the right front passenger.
    • A roof-rail airbag for the driver and the passenger
    seated directly behind the driver.

    • A roof-rail airbag for the right front passenger and
    the passenger seated directly behind the right
    front passenger.

    Remove any additional material from the seat such as
    blankets, cushions, seat covers, seat heaters or seat
    massagers before reinstalling or securing the child
    restraint.

    All of the airbags in your vehicle will have the word
    AIRBAG embossed in the trim or on an attached label
    near the deployment opening.

    If the on indicator is still lit, secure the child in the child
    restraint in a rear seat position in the vehicle and
    check with your dealer/retailer.

    For frontal airbags, the word AIRBAG will appear on the
    middle part of the steering wheel for the driver and
    on the instrument panel for the right front passenger.

    To remove the child restraint, unbuckle the vehicle’s
    safety belt and let it go back all the way.

    With roof-rail airbags, the word AIRBAG will appear
    along the headliner or trim.
    Airbags are designed to supplement the protection
    provided by safety belts. Even though today’s airbags
    are also designed to help reduce the risk of injury
    from the force of an inflating bag, all airbags must inflate
    very quickly to do their job.

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    Here are the most important things to know about the
    airbag system:

    {CAUTION:
    You can be severely injured or killed in a crash
    if you are not wearing your safety belt — even
    if you have airbags. Wearing your safety belt
    during a crash helps reduce your chance of
    hitting things inside the vehicle or being
    ejected from it. Airbags are “supplemental
    restraints” to the safety belts. All airbags are
    designed to work with safety belts, but do not
    replace them.

    {CAUTION:
    Frontal airbags are designed to deploy in
    moderate to severe frontal and near frontal
    crashes. They are not designed to inflate in
    rollover, rear crashes, or in many side crashes.
    Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are designed
    to inflate in moderate to severe crashes where
    something hits the side of your vehicle and in
    the event of a vehicle rollover. They are not
    designed to inflate in frontal or in rear crashes.
    Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety
    belt properly — whether or not there is an
    airbag for that person.

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    {CAUTION:

    {CAUTION:

    Airbags inflate with great force, faster than the
    blink of an eye. Anyone who is up against, or
    very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be
    seriously injured or killed. Do not sit
    unnecessarily close to the airbag, as you would
    be if you were sitting on the edge of your seat or
    leaning forward. Safety belts help keep you in
    position before and during a crash. Always wear
    your safety belt, even with airbags. The driver
    should sit as far back as possible while still
    maintaining control of the vehicle.

    Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best
    protection for adults, but not for young
    children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s
    safety belt system nor its airbag system is
    designed for them. Young children and infants
    need the protection that a child restraint
    system can provide. Always secure children
    properly in your vehicle. To read how, see
    Older Children on page 1-28 or Infants and
    Young Children on page 1-32.

    Occupants should not lean on or sleep against
    the door or side windows in seating positions
    with roof-rail airbags.

    There is an airbag
    readiness light on the
    instrument panel cluster,
    which shows the airbag
    symbol.

    The system checks the airbag electrical system for
    malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical
    problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-30
    for more information.
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    Where Are the Airbags?

    The right front passenger’s frontal airbag is in the
    instrument panel on the passenger’s side.
    The driver’s frontal airbag is in the middle of the
    steering wheel.

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    {CAUTION:
    If something is between an occupant and an
    airbag, the airbag might not inflate properly
    or it might force the object into that person
    causing severe injury or even death. The path
    of an inflating airbag must be kept clear.
    Do not put anything between an occupant and
    an airbag, and do not attach or put anything
    on the steering wheel hub or on or near any
    other airbag covering.

    Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar
    The roof-rail airbags for the driver, right front passenger,
    and second row outboard passengers are in the
    ceiling above the side windows.

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    If your vehicle has roof-rail airbags, never
    secure anything to the roof of your vehicle by
    routing the rope or tie down through any door
    or window opening. If you do, the path of an
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    When Should an Airbag Inflate?
    Frontal airbags are designed to inflate in moderate to
    severe frontal or near-frontal crashes to help reduce the
    potential for severe injuries mainly to the driver’s or
    right front passenger’s head and chest. However, they
    are only designed to inflate if the impact exceeds a
    predetermined deployment threshold. Deployment
    thresholds are used to predict how severe a crash is
    likely to be in time for the airbags to inflate and
    help restrain the occupants.
    Whether your frontal airbags will or should deploy is not
    based on how fast your vehicle is traveling. It depends
    largely on what you hit, the direction of the impact,
    and how quickly your vehicle slows down.

    Frontal airbags may inflate at different crash speeds.
    For example:

    • If the vehicle hits a stationary object, the airbags
    could inflate at a different crash speed than if the
    vehicle hits a moving object.

    • If the vehicle hits an object that deforms, the
    airbags could inflate at a different crash speed than
    if the vehicle hits an object that does not deform.

    • If the vehicle hits a narrow object (like a pole), the
    airbags could inflate at a different crash speed
    than if the vehicle hits a wide object (like a wall).

    • If the vehicle goes into an object at an angle, the
    airbags could inflate at a different crash speed
    than if the vehicle goes straight into the object.
    Thresholds can also vary with specific vehicle design.
    Frontal airbags are not intended to inflate during vehicle
    rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts.

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    In addition, your vehicle has dual-stage frontal airbags.
    Dual-stage airbags adjust the restraint according to
    crash severity. Your vehicle has electronic frontal
    sensors, which help the sensing system distinguish
    between a moderate frontal impact and a more severe
    frontal impact. For moderate frontal impacts, dual-stage
    airbags inflate at a level less than full deployment.
    For more severe frontal impacts, full deployment occurs.

    Roof-rail airbags will inflate if the crash severity is above
    the system’s designed threshold level. The threshold
    level can vary with specific vehicle design.

    Your vehicle has seat position sensors which enables
    the sensing system to monitor the position of the driver’s
    and right front passenger’s seat. The sensors provide
    information that is used to determine if the airbags
    should deploy at a reduced level or at full deployment.

    In any particular crash, no one can say whether an
    airbag should have inflated simply because of the
    damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs
    were. For frontal airbags, inflation is determined by
    what the vehicle hits, the angle of the impact, and how
    quickly the vehicle slows down. For roof-rail airbags,
    deployment is determined by the location and severity
    of the side impact. In a rollover event, roof-rail airbag
    deployment is determined by the direction of the roll.

    Your vehicle has roof-rail airbags. See Airbag System
    on page 1-52. Roof-rail airbags are intended to inflate in
    moderate to severe side crashes. In addition, these
    roof-rail airbags are intended to inflate during a rollover.

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    Roof-rail airbags are not intended to inflate in frontal
    impacts, near-frontal impacts, or rear impacts. Both
    roof-rail airbags will deploy when either side of
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    What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
    In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an
    electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the
    inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the airbag causing the
    bag to break out of the cover and deploy. The inflator,
    the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the
    airbag module.
    Frontal airbag modules are located inside the steering
    wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with roof-rail
    airbags, there are airbag modules in the ceiling of the
    vehicle, near the side windows that have occupant
    seating positions.

    How Does an Airbag Restrain?
    In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions,
    even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel
    or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side
    collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside
    of the vehicle.

    Airbags supplement the protection provided by safety
    belts. Frontal airbags distribute the force of the
    impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body,
    stopping the occupant more gradually. Roof-rail airbags
    distribute the force of the impact more evenly over
    the occupant’s upper body.
    Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are designed to
    help contain the head and chest of occupants in the
    outboard seating positions in the first and second rows.
    The rollover capable roof-rail airbags are designed to
    help reduce the risk of full or partial ejection in rollover
    events, although no system can prevent all such
    ejections.
    But airbags would not help in many types of collisions,
    primarily because the occupant’s motion is not
    toward those airbags. See When Should an Airbag
    Inflate? on page 1-57 for more information.
    Airbags should never be regarded as anything more
    than a supplement to safety belts.

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    What Will You See After an
    Airbag Inflates?
    After the frontal airbags inflate, they quickly deflate,
    so quickly that some people may not even realize
    an airbag inflated. Roof-rail airbags may still be at
    least partially inflated for some time after they deploy.
    Some components of the airbag module may be hot for
    several minutes. For location of the airbag modules,
    see What Makes an Airbag Inflate? on page 1-59.
    The parts of the airbag that come into contact with you
    may be warm, but not too hot to touch. There may
    be some smoke and dust coming from the vents in the
    deflated airbags. Airbag inflation does not prevent
    the driver from seeing out of the windshield or being
    able to steer the vehicle, nor does it prevent people
    from leaving the vehicle.

    {CAUTION:
    When an airbag inflates, there may be dust
    in the air. This dust could cause breathing
    problems for people with a history of asthma or
    other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone
    in the vehicle should get out as soon as it is
    safe to do so. If you have breathing problems
    but cannot get out of the vehicle after an airbag
    inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window
    or a door. If you experience breathing problems
    following an airbag deployment, you should
    seek medical attention.
    Your vehicle has a feature that may automatically
    unlock the doors, turn the interior lamps on, and turn
    the hazard warning flashers on when the airbags inflate.
    You can lock the doors, turn the interior lamps off,
    and turn the hazard warning flashers off by using
    the controls for those features.

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    In many crashes severe enough to inflate the airbag,
    windshields are broken by vehicle deformation.
    Additional windshield breakage may also occur from
    the right front passenger airbag.

    • Airbags are designed to inflate only once. After an
    airbag inflates, you will need some new parts for
    the airbag system. If you do not get them, the airbag
    system will not be there to help protect you in
    another crash. A new system will include airbag
    modules and possibly other parts. The service
    manual for your vehicle covers the need to
    replace other parts.

    Passenger Sensing System
    Your vehicle has a passenger sensing system for
    the right front passenger’s position. The passenger
    airbag status indicator will be visible in the rearview
    mirror when you start your vehicle.

    • Your vehicle has a crash sensing and diagnostic
    module which records information after a crash.
    See Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy on
    page 7-14 and Event Data Recorders on page 7-14.

    United States

    • Let only qualified technicians work on the airbag
    systems. Improper service can mean that an
    airbag system will not work properly. See your
    dealer/retailer for service.

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    The words ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, will
    be visible during the system check. When the system
    check is complete, either the word ON or the word OFF,
    or the symbol for on or the symbol for off, will be visible.
    See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-31.
    The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front
    passenger’s frontal airbag under certain conditions.
    The driver’s airbags are not part of the passenger
    sensing system.
    The passenger sensing system works with sensors that
    are part of the right front passenger’s seat. The sensors
    are designed to detect the presence of a properly-seated
    occupant and determine if the right front passenger’s
    frontal airbag should be enabled (may inflate) or not.
    Accident statistics show that children are safer if they
    are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat.
    We recommend that children be secured in a rear seat,
    including: an infant or a child riding in a rear-facing
    child restraint; a child riding in a forward-facing child
    seat; an older child riding in a booster seat; and children,
    who are large enough, using safety belts.
    A label on your sun visor says, “Never put a rear-facing
    child seat in the front.” This is because the risk to the
    rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag deploys.

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    {CAUTION:
    A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be
    seriously injured or killed if the right front
    passenger’s airbag inflates. This is because
    the back of the rear-facing child restraint
    would be very close to the inflating airbag.
    Even though the passenger sensing system
    is designed to turn off the right front
    passenger’s frontal airbag if the system
    detects a rear-facing child restraint, no system
    is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an
    airbag will not deploy under some unusual
    circumstance, even though it is turned off. We
    recommend that rear-facing child restraints be
    secured in a rear seat, even if the airbag is off.
    If you secure a forward-facing child restraint
    in the right front seat, always move the front
    passenger seat as far back as it will go. It is
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    The passenger sensing system is designed to turn off
    the right front passenger’s frontal airbag if:

    • The right front passenger seat is unoccupied.
    • The system determines that an infant is present
    in a rear-facing infant seat.

    • The system determines that a small child is present
    in a child restraint.

    • The system determines that a small child is present
    in a booster seat.

    • A right front passenger takes his/her weight off of
    the seat for a period of time.

    • The right front passenger seat is occupied by a
    smaller person, such as a child who has outgrown
    child restraints.

    • Or, if there is a critical problem with the airbag
    system or the passenger sensing system.
    When the passenger sensing system has turned off the
    right front passenger’s frontal airbag, the off indicator
    will light and stay lit to remind you that the airbag is off.
    See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-31.

    If a child restraint has been installed and the on
    indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off. Remove the child
    restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the child restraint
    following the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
    and refer to Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front
    Seat Position on page 1-49.
    If, after reinstalling the child restraint and restarting
    the vehicle, the on indicator is still lit, check to make
    sure that the vehicle’s seatback is not pressing the
    child restraint into the seat cushion. If this happens,
    slightly recline the vehicle’s seatback and adjust the
    seat cushion if possible. Also make sure the child
    restraint is not trapped under the vehicle head restraint.
    If this happens, adjust the head restraint. See Head
    Restraints on page 1-7.
    Remove any additional material from the seat such as
    blankets, cushions, seat covers, seat heaters or seat
    massagers before reinstalling or securing the child
    restraint.
    If the on indicator is still lit, secure the child in the
    child restraint in a rear seat position in the vehicle,
    and check with your dealer/retailer.

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    The passenger sensing system is designed to enable
    (may inflate) the right front passenger’s frontal
    airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult
    size is sitting properly in the right front passenger’s
    seat. When the passenger sensing system has allowed
    the airbag to be enabled, the on indicator will light
    and stay lit to remind you that the airbag is active.
    For some children who have outgrown child restraints
    and for very small adults, the passenger sensing system
    may or may not turn off the right front passenger’s
    frontal airbag, depending upon the person’s seating
    posture and body build. Everyone in your vehicle who
    has outgrown child restraints should wear a safety
    belt properly — whether or not there is an airbag for
    that person.
    If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front
    passenger’s seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be
    because that person is not sitting properly in the seat.
    If this happens, turn the vehicle off, remove any
    additional material from the seat, such as blankets,
    cushions, seat covers, seat heaters or seat massagers
    and ask the person to place the seatback in the fully
    upright position, then sit upright in the seat, centered
    on the seat cushion, with the person’s legs comfortably
    extended. Restart the vehicle and have the person
    remain in this position for two to three minutes.
    This will allow the system to detect that person and
    then enable the right front passenger’s frontal airbag.

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    Safety belts help keep the passenger in position on
    the seat during vehicle maneuvers and braking, which
    helps the passenger sensing system maintain the
    passenger airbag status. See “Safety Belts” and
    “Child Restraints” in the Index for additional information
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    If you ever pull the shoulder portion of the belt out all
    the way, you will engage the child restraint locking
    feature. This may unintentionally cause the passenger
    sensing system to turn the airbag(s) off for some
    adult size occupants. If this happens, just let the belt
    go back all the way and start again.

    {CAUTION:
    If the airbag readiness light in the instrument
    panel cluster ever comes on and stays on,
    it means that something may be wrong with
    the airbag system. If this ever happens, have
    the vehicle serviced promptly, because an
    adult-size person sitting in the right front
    passenger’s seat may not have the protection
    of the airbag(s). See Airbag Readiness Light
    on page 3-30 for more on this, including
    important safety information.

    A thick layer of additional material, such as a blanket
    or cushion, or aftermarket equipment such as seat
    covers, seat heaters, and seat massagers can affect
    how well the passenger sensing system operates.
    We recommend that you not use seat covers or other
    aftermarket equipment other than any that GM has
    approved for your specific vehicle. See Adding
    Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on
    page 1-66 for more information about modifications
    that can affect how the system operates.

    {CAUTION:
    Stowing of articles under the passenger’s
    seat or between the passenger’s seat cushion
    and seatback may interfere with the proper
    operation of the passenger sensing system.

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    Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped
    Vehicle
    Airbags affect how your vehicle should be serviced.
    There are parts of the airbag system in several
    places around your vehicle. Your dealer/retailer and
    the service manual have information about servicing
    your vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase
    a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering
    Information on page 7-13.

    {CAUTION:
    For up to 10 seconds after the ignition is
    turned off and the battery is disconnected,
    an airbag can still inflate during improper
    service. You can be injured if you are close
    to an airbag when it inflates. Avoid yellow
    connectors. They are probably part of the
    airbag system. Be sure to follow proper
    service procedures, and make sure the person
    performing work for you is qualified to do so.

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    Adding Equipment to Your
    Airbag-Equipped Vehicle

    Q: Is there anything I might add to or change
    about the vehicle that could keep the airbags
    from working properly?

    A: Yes. If you add things that change your vehicle’s
    frame, bumper system, height, front end or side
    sheet metal, they may keep the airbag system from
    working properly. Changing or moving any parts
    of the front seats, safety belts, the airbag sensing
    and diagnostic module, steering wheel, instrument
    panel, roof-rail airbag modules, ceiling headliner
    or pillar garnish trim, rearview mirror, front sensors,
    rollover sensor module, or airbag wiring can
    affect the operation of the airbag system.
    In addition, your vehicle has a passenger
    sensing system for the right front passenger’s
    position, which includes sensors that are part
    of the passenger’s seat. The passenger
    sensing system may not operate properly
    if the original seat trim is replaced with non-GM
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    Any object, such as an aftermarket seat heater or a
    comfort enhancing pad or device, installed under
    or on top of the seat fabric, could also interfere with
    the operation of the passenger sensing system.
    This could either prevent proper deployment of
    the passenger airbag(s) or prevent the passenger
    sensing system from properly turning off the
    passenger airbag(s). See Passenger Sensing
    System on page 1-61.

    Q: Because I have a disability, I have to get my

    If you have any questions about this, you should
    contact Customer Assistance before you modify
    your vehicle. The phone numbers and addresses
    for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of
    the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual.
    See Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page 7-2.

    In addition, your dealer/retailer and the service
    manual have information about the location of the
    airbag sensors, sensing and diagnostic module
    and airbag wiring.

    vehicle modified. How can I find out whether
    this will affect my airbag system?

    A: If you have questions, call Customer Assistance.
    The phone numbers and addresses for Customer
    Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer
    Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See
    Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page 7-2.

    If your vehicle has rollover roof-rail airbags, see
    Different Size Tires and Wheels on page 5-79
    for additional important information.

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    Restraint System Check

    Airbags

    Checking the Restraint Systems

    The airbag system does not need regularly scheduled
    maintenance or replacement. Make sure the airbag
    readiness light is working. See Airbag Readiness Light
    on page 3-30 for more information.

    Safety Belts
    Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light
    and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors
    and anchorages are working properly.
    Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system
    parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety
    belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Torn or
    frayed safety belts may not protect you in a crash.
    They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn
    or frayed, get a new one right away.
    Make sure the safety belt reminder light is working.
    See Safety Belt Reminders on page 3-29 for more
    information.
    Keep safety belts clean and dry. See Care of Safety
    Belts on page 5-104.

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    Notice: If an airbag covering is damaged, opened,
    or broken, the airbag may not work properly.
    Do not open or break the airbag coverings. If there
    are any opened or broken airbag covers, have
    the airbag covering and/or airbag module replaced.
    For the location of the airbag modules, see
    What Makes an Airbag Inflate? on page 1-59.
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    Replacing Restraint System Parts
    After a Crash

    {CAUTION:
    A crash can damage the restraint systems
    in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system
    may not properly protect the person using it,
    resulting in serious injury or even death in
    a crash. To help make sure your restraint
    systems are working properly after a crash,
    have them inspected and any necessary
    replacements made as soon as possible.

    If you have had a crash, do you need new belts or
    LATCH system (if equipped) parts?
    After a very minor crash, nothing may be necessary.
    But the belt assemblies that were used during any
    crash may have been stressed or damaged. See your
    dealer/retailer to have your safety belt assemblies
    inspected or replaced.
    If your vehicle has the LATCH system and it was
    being used during a crash, you may need new LATCH
    system parts.
    New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the
    belt or LATCH system (if equipped), was not being used
    at the time of the crash.
    If an airbag inflates, you will need to replace airbag
    system parts. See the part on the airbag system earlier
    in this section.
    Have your safety belt pretensioners checked if your
    vehicle has been in a crash, if your airbag readiness
    light stays on after you start your vehicle, or while you
    are driving. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-30.

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    Section 2

    Features and Controls

    Keys ...............................................................2-3
    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System ................2-4
    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
    System Operation .......................................2-5
    Doors and Locks .............................................2-7
    Door Locks ....................................................2-7
    Power Door Locks ..........................................2-8
    Delayed Locking .............................................2-8
    Programmable Automatic Door Locks ................2-9
    Rear Door Security Locks ..............................2-11
    Lockout Protection ........................................2-11
    Liftgate/Liftglass ............................................2-12
    Windows ........................................................2-13
    Power Windows ............................................2-14
    Sun Visors ...................................................2-15
    Theft-Deterrent Systems ..................................2-16
    Content Theft-Deterrent .................................2-16
    PASS-Key® III ..............................................2-17
    PASS-Key® III Operation ...............................2-18

    Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ................2-19
    New Vehicle Break-In ....................................2-19
    Ignition Positions ..........................................2-20
    Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...................2-21
    Starting the Engine .......................................2-22
    Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal ................2-23
    Engine Coolant Heater ..................................2-23
    Active Fuel Management™ .............................2-24
    Automatic Transmission Operation ...................2-25
    Parking Brake ..............................................2-28
    Shifting Into PARK (P) ...................................2-29
    Shifting Out of PARK (P) ...............................2-30
    Parking Over Things That Burn .......................2-31
    Engine Exhaust ............................................2-31
    Running the Vehicle While Parked ..................2-32

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    Section 2

    Features and Controls

    Mirrors ...........................................................2-33
    Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
    with OnStar® and Compass ........................2-33
    Outside Power Mirror ....................................2-35
    Outside Curb View Assist Mirror .....................2-35
    Outside Convex Mirror ...................................2-36
    Outside Heated Mirrors ..................................2-36
    OnStar® System .............................................2-36
    Universal Home Remote System ......................2-40
    Universal Home Remote System .....................2-40
    Universal Home Remote System Operation
    (With One Triangular LED) ...........................2-40

    2-2

    Storage Areas ................................................2-44
    Glove Box ...................................................2-44
    Cupholder(s) ................................................2-45
    Overhead Console ........................................2-45
    Center Console Storage .................................2-45
    Luggage Carrier ...........................................2-46
    Rear Floor Storage Lid ..................................2-47
    Cargo Cover ................................................2-47
    Cargo Tie Downs ..........................................2-48
    Moonroof .......................................................2-48



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    Keys

    {CAUTION:
    Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition
    key is dangerous for many reasons, children
    or others could be badly injured or even killed.
    They could operate the power windows or
    other controls or even make the vehicle move.
    The windows will function with the keys in the
    ignition and they could be seriously injured
    or killed if caught in the path of a closing
    window. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle
    with children.
    This vehicle has double-sided keys that can be used for
    the ignition and door lock.
    When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer/retailer
    provides the owner with a pair of identical keys and a
    key code number.
    The key code number tells your dealer/retailer or a
    qualified locksmith how to make extra keys. Keep this
    number in a safe place. If you lose your keys, you will be
    able to have new ones made easily using this number.
    Your selling dealer/retailer should also have this number.

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    Notice: If you ever lock your keys in your vehicle,
    you may have to damage the vehicle to get in.
    Be sure you have spare keys.

    This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
    Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

    If you ever do get locked out of your vehicle, call the
    Roadside Assistance Center. See Roadside Assistance
    Program on page 7-4.

    2. This device must accept any interference received,
    including interference that may cause undesired
    operation of the device.

    The key cannot be removed from the ignition if your
    vehicle does not have power. See Ignition Positions on
    page 2-20 for additional information.

    Changes or modifications to this system by other than
    an authorized service facility could void authorization to
    use this equipment.

    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
    System

    At times you may notice a decrease in operating range.
    This is normal for any RKE system. If the transmitter
    does not work or if you have to stand closer to your
    vehicle for the transmitter to work, try this:

    1. This device may not cause interference.

    Your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system operates on
    a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications
    Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada.

    • Check the distance. You may be too far from your

    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
    Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

    • Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be

    1. This device may not cause interference.
    2. This device must accept any interference received,
    including interference that may cause undesired
    operation of the device.

    vehicle. You may need to stand closer during rainy or
    snowy weather.
    blocking the signal. Take a few steps to the left or
    right, hold the transmitter higher, and try again.

    • Check to determine if battery replacement is
    necessary. See “Battery Replacement” later in this
    section.

    • If you are still having trouble, see your dealer/retailer
    or a qualified technician for service.

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    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
    System Operation
    With this system you can lock and unlock your doors
    from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away
    using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with
    your vehicle. The remote keyless entry transmitter
    buttons will not operate when the key is in the ignition.

    Q (Lock):

    Press Qto
    lock all the doors. Press
    Qagain within three
    seconds and the horn
    may chirp.

    K (Unlock): Press K to automatically unlock the
    driver’s door. The parking lamps may flash and
    the interior lights will come on. Press K again and all
    remaining doors will unlock.
    You can program different feedback settings through the
    Driver Information Center (DIC). For more information
    see Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-45

    L (Panic Alarm): Press Lto sound the horn.
    The headlamps and taillamps will also flash for up to
    30 seconds. To turn the alarm off, press Lagain,
    or wait 30 seconds, or start the vehicle.

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    Matching Transmitter(s) to
    Your Vehicle

    To replace the battery in the remote keyless entry
    transmitter do the following:

    Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to
    prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle.
    If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can
    be purchased through your dealer. All transmitters need
    to be re-coded to match the new transmitter. The lost
    transmitter will no longer work after the new transmitters
    are re-coded. Each vehicle can have a maximum of
    four transmitters matched to it.

    Battery Replacement
    Replace the battery if the KEY FOB # BATTERY
    LOW message displays in the DIC. See “KEY FOB #
    BATTERY LOW” under DIC Warnings and Messages
    on page 3-48.
    Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not
    to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body
    transferred to these surfaces may damage the
    transmitter.

    1. Remove the screw from the back of the remote
    keyless entry cover to open the transmitter.
    2. Remove the old battery. Do not use a metal object.
    3. Insert the new battery. Replace with a CR2032
    or equivalent battery.
    4. Assemble the transmitter and replace the screw.

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    Doors and Locks
    Door Locks

    {CAUTION:
    Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
    • Passengers, especially children, can easily
    open the doors and fall out of a moving
    vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle
    will not open it. You increase the chance
    of being thrown out of the vehicle in a
    crash if the doors are not locked. So, wear
    safety belts properly and lock the doors
    whenever you drive.
    • Young children who get into unlocked
    vehicles may be unable to get out. A child
    can be overcome by extreme heat and can
    suffer permanent injuries or even death
    from heat stroke. Always lock your vehicle
    whenever you leave it.
    • Outsiders can easily enter through an
    unlocked door when you slow down or
    stop your vehicle. Locking your doors can
    help prevent this from happening.

    There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle.
    From the outside, use the remote keyless entry
    transmitter or the key.
    From the inside, slide
    the manual lever forward
    or rearward.

    The manual lever on each door works only that
    door’s lock.

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    Power Door Locks
    The power door lock
    switches are located on
    the driver’s and front
    passenger’s door
    armrests.

    Five seconds after the last door is closed, all the doors
    will lock. You can lock the doors immediately by using
    the power door lock switch or by pressing the lock button
    on the optional remote keyless entry transmitter a
    second time.
    If the key is inserted in the ignition, this feature will not
    lock the doors. See Lockout Protection on page 2-11.
    You can turn the delayed locking feature on or off. If the
    feature is turned off, the doors will lock immediately
    when a power door lock switch or remote keyless entry
    transmitter lock button is pressed.

    Programming Delayed Locking
    Press the lock symbol to lock all of the doors. To unlock
    the doors, press the other side of the switch.

    Delayed Locking
    This feature delays the locking of the doors and the
    liftgate when using the power lock or the remote keyless
    entry system.
    The first press of the power door lock switch or lock
    button on the remote keyless entry transmitter with the
    driver’s door open will activate the delay locking. A
    chime will sound. All doors and the liftgate can be
    reopened for up to five seconds from the time the last
    door is closed.
    2-8

    To turn the delayed locking feature on or off, do the
    following:
    1. Press and hold the power door lock switch on the
    driver’s door in the lock position.
    2. Press the remote keyless entry transmitter unlock
    button twice.
    If the delayed locking feature was on, it will now be off.
    If the feature was off, it will now be on.



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    Programmable Automatic
    Door Locks
    Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic lock/unlock
    feature which enables you to program your vehicle’s
    power door locks. You can program this feature through
    the Driver Information Center (DIC), or by the following
    method. See DIC Vehicle Customization on page 3-53.

    Programmable Locking Feature
    Following are the two locking modes that can be
    programmed:
    Mode 1: All doors lock when the transmission is shifted
    out of PARK (P).
    Mode 2: All doors lock when the vehicle speed is
    greater than 8 mph (13 km/h).
    The automatic door locks were pre-programmed at the
    factory to lock all the doors when the transmission
    is shifted into gear. The following instructions detail how
    to program your door locks differently than the factory
    setting. Choose one of the two programming options
    listed previously before entering the program mode.

    To enter the program mode, do the following:
    1. Begin with the ignition off. Then pull the turn
    signal/multifunction lever toward you and hold
    it there while you perform the next step.
    2. Turn the key to RUN and LOCK twice. Then, with the
    key in LOCK, release the turn signal/multifunction
    lever. Once you do this, you will hear the lock switch
    lock and unlock, the horn will chirp twice, and a
    30-second program timer will begin.
    3. You are now ready to program the automatic door
    locks. Select one of the two programming options
    listed previously, and press the lock side of the
    power door lock switch to cycle through the
    lock options. You will have 30 seconds to begin
    programming. If you exceed the 30-second limit,
    the locks will automatically lock and unlock and
    the horn will chirp twice to indicate that you have
    left the program mode. If this occurs, repeat
    the procedure beginning with Step 1 to re-enter
    the programming mode.
    You can exit the program mode any time by turning the
    ignition to RUN. The locks will automatically lock and
    unlock and the horn will chirp twice to indicate that
    you are leaving the program mode. If the lock/unlock
    switches are not pressed while in the programming mode,
    the current auto lock/unlock setting will not be modified.
    See your dealer for more information.
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    Programmable Unlocking Feature
    The following is the list of available programming
    options:
    Mode 1: Driver’s door unlocks when the transmission
    is shifted into PARK (P).
    Mode 2: All doors unlock when the transmission is
    shifted into PARK (P).
    Mode 3: All doors unlock when the key is removed
    from the ignition.
    Mode 4: No automatic door unlock.
    The automatic door locks were pre-programmed at the
    factory to unlock all doors once the transmission is
    shifted to PARK (P). The following instructions detail how
    to program your door locks differently than the factory
    setting. Choose one of the four programming options
    listed previously before entering the program mode.

    To enter the program mode you need to do the following:
    1. Begin with the ignition off. Then pull the turn
    signal/multifunction lever toward you and hold
    it there while you perform the next step.
    2. Turn the key to RUN and LOCK twice. Then, with the
    key in LOCK, release the turn signal/multifunction
    lever. Once you do this, you will hear the lock switch
    lock and unlock, the horn will chirp twice, and a
    30-second program timer will begin.
    3. You are now ready to program the automatic door
    locks. Select one of the four programming options
    listed above, and press the unlock side of the
    power door lock switch to cycle through the
    unlocking options. You will have 30 seconds to
    begin programming. If you exceed the 30-second
    limit, the locks will automatically lock and unlock
    and the horn will chirp twice to indicate that
    you have left the program mode. If this occurs,
    repeat the procedure beginning with Step 1
    to re-enter the programming mode.
    You can exit the program mode any time by turning the
    ignition to RUN. The locks will automatically lock and
    unlock and the horn will chirp twice to indicate that
    you are leaving the program mode. If the lock/unlock
    switches are not pressed while in the programming mode,
    the current auto lock/unlock setting will not be modified.
    See your dealer for more information.

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    Rear Door Security Locks
    Your vehicle may have this feature. You can lock the
    rear doors so they cannot be opened from the inside by
    passengers. To use one of these locks do the following:
    1. Open one of the rear doors. You will find a security
    lock lever located on the inside edge of each
    rear door.
    2. Move the lever down
    to engage the security
    lock. Move the lever
    up to disengage
    the security lock.

    The rear doors of your vehicle cannot be opened from
    the inside while this feature is in use. If you want to open
    the rear door while the security lock is on, unlock the
    door and open the door from the outside.

    Lockout Protection
    This feature stops the power door locks from locking
    when the key is in the ignition and a door is open
    to protect you from locking your key in the vehicle.
    If the power lock switch is pressed when a door is open
    and the key is in the ignition, all the doors will lock
    and then the driver’s door will unlock.

    3. Close the door.

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    Liftgate/Liftglass

    {CAUTION:
    It can be dangerous to drive with the liftgate or
    liftglass open because carbon monoxide (CO)
    gas can come into your vehicle. You cannot see
    or smell CO. It can cause unconsciousness and
    even death. If you must drive with the liftgate
    open or if electrical wiring or other cable
    connections must pass through the seal
    between the body and the liftgate or liftglass:
    • Make sure all other windows are shut.
    • Turn the fan on your climate control system
    to its highest speed and select the control
    setting that will force outside air into your
    vehicle. See “Climate Control System”
    in the Index.
    • If you have air outlets on or under the
    instrument panel, open them all the way.
    See Engine Exhaust on page 2-31.

    2-12

    Liftgate Release
    To unlock the liftgate, use the power door lock switch
    or the remote keyless entry transmitter. See Remote
    Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2-5.
    The liftglass will also unlock when the liftgate is
    unlocked.
    Press the button on the liftglass to open it. To open the
    entire liftgate, lift the handle located in the center of the
    liftgate. When the liftgate is opened, the liftglass will lock
    after a short delay.

    Emergency Release for Opening
    Liftgate
    1. Remove the trim plug, located on the inside of the
    liftgate in the center, to expose the access hole in
    the trim panel.
    2. Use a tool to reach through the access hole in the
    trim panel.
    3. Pry the left release lever up to the unlock position.
    Pry the right release lever up to unlatch the liftgate.
    4. Reinstall the trim plug.



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    Windows

    {CAUTION:
    Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a
    vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous.
    They can be overcome by the extreme heat
    and suffer permanent injuries or even death
    from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a
    helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle,
    especially with the windows closed in warm or
    hot weather.

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    Power Windows

    {CAUTION:
    Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a
    vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous.
    They can be overcome from extreme heat in
    warm or hot weather and suffer permanent
    injuries or even death from heat stroke.
    Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition
    key is dangerous for many reasons, children
    or others could be badly injured or even killed.
    They could operate the power windows or
    other controls or even make the vehicle move.
    The windows will function with the keys in the
    ignition and they could be seriously injured or
    killed if caught in the path of a closing window.
    Do not leave keys in a vehicle with children.
    When there are children in the rear seat use the
    window lockout button to prevent unintentional
    operation of the windows.

    2-14

    The controls for the power windows are located on the
    armrest on each of the side doors. With power windows,
    the switches operate the windows when the ignition is in
    RUN, ACCESSORY or when Retained Accessory Power
    (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
    on page 2-21. The driver’s door also has a switch for
    each of the passenger’s windows.
    Press down the top of the switch to lower the window
    and pull up on the switch to raise the window. If you hold
    the switch down for three to seven seconds after the
    window has been completely lowered or raised, the
    window will not operate for about 15 seconds.



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    Express-Down Window

    Sun Visors

    AUTO (Express-down): The driver’s and front
    passenger’s window switches have an express-down
    feature that allows you to lower the window without
    holding the switch down. Press down briefly on the
    driver’s or front passenger’s window switch labeled
    AUTO to activate the express-down feature. Lightly tap
    the switch to open the window slightly. The express-down
    feature can be interrupted at any time by pressing the
    top of the switch.

    Sun Visors with Slide Rod

    Window Lockout

    Sun Visors with Fixed Rod and Pull-out
    Extension

    o (Lockout): Your vehicle has a lockout feature to
    prevent passengers from operating the power windows.
    The lockout switch is located in front of the window
    switches on the driver’s door. A light in the lockout
    switch will come on to show that the switch has been
    activated. Press the lockout switch again to return
    to normal operation.

    Your vehicle may have this feature. Pull the sun visor
    down to block glare. Detach the sun visor from the
    center mount and slide it along the rod from side-to-side
    to cover the driver or passenger side of the front
    window. Swing the sun visor to the side to cover the side
    window. It can also be moved along the rod from
    side-to-side in this position.

    Your vehicle may have this feature. Pull the sun visor
    down to block glare. Pull the sun visor extender out
    for additional coverage. Detach the sun visor from the
    center mount and swing it to the side to cover the
    side window.

    Lighted Visor Vanity Mirror
    Pull the sun visor down and lift the mirror cover to turn
    on the lamps. The lamps will turn off when the cover
    is closed.

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    Theft-Deterrent Systems
    Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities.
    Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent
    features, we know that nothing we put on it can make
    it impossible to steal.

    Content Theft-Deterrent
    Your vehicle is
    equipped with a
    content theft-deterrent
    alarm system.

    If a locked door is opened without the key or the remote
    keyless entry transmitter, the alarm will go off. The
    headlamps and parking lamps will flash for two minutes,
    and the horn will sound for 30 seconds, then will turn off
    to save the battery power.
    Remember, the theft-deterrent system will not activate if
    you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door
    lock. It activates only if you use a power door lock switch
    with the door open, or with the remote keyless entry
    transmitter. You should also remember that you can
    start your vehicle with the correct ignition key if the alarm
    has been set off.
    Here is how to avoid setting off the alarm by accident:

    • If you do not want to activate the theft-deterrent
    system, the vehicle should be locked with the
    door key after the doors are closed.
    Here is how to operate the system:
    1. Open the door.
    2. Lock the door with the power door lock switch or
    the remote keyless entry transmitter. The security
    light should flash.
    3. Close all doors. The security light should turn off
    after approximately 30 seconds. The alarm is not
    armed until the security light turns off.

    2-16

    • Always unlock a door with a key, or use the remote
    keyless entry transmitter. Unlocking a door any
    other way will set off the alarm.
    If you set off the alarm by accident, unlock any door
    with the key. You can also turn off the alarm by
    pressing unlock on the remote keyless entry transmitter.
    The alarm will not stop if you try to unlock a door any
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    Testing the Alarm

    PASS-Key® III

    The alarm can be tested by following these steps:

    Your PASS-Key® III system operates on a radio
    frequency subject to Federal Communications
    Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada.

    1. From inside the vehicle, lower the driver’s window
    and open the driver’s door.
    2. Activate the system by locking the doors with the
    power door lock switch while the door is open,
    or with the remote keyless entry transmitter.
    3. Get out of the vehicle, close the door and wait for
    the security light to go out.
    4. Then reach in through the window, unlock the door
    with the manual door lock and open the door.
    This should set off the alarm.
    When the alarm is set the power door unlock switch
    is not operational.
    If the alarm does not sound when it should but the
    headlamps flash, check to see if the horn works.
    The horn fuse may be blown. To replace the fuse,
    see Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-112.
    If the alarm does not sound or the headlamps do not
    flash, the vehicle should be serviced by your dealer.

    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
    Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
    1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
    2. This device must accept any interference received,
    including interference that may cause undesired
    operation.
    This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
    Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
    1. This device may not cause interference.
    2. This device must accept any interference received,
    including interference that may cause undesired
    operation of the device.
    Changes or modifications to this system by other than
    an authorized service facility could void authorization to
    use this equipment.
    PASS-Key® III uses a radio frequency transponder in
    the key that matches a decoder in your vehicle.

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    PASS-Key® III Operation
    Your vehicle is equipped with the PASS-Key® III
    (Personalized Automotive Security System)
    theft-deterrent system. PASS-Key® III is a passive
    theft-deterrent system.
    The system is automatically armed when the key is
    removed from the ignition.

    If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to
    be undamaged, try another ignition key. At this time,
    you may also want to check the fuse. See Fuses and
    Circuit Breakers on page 5-112. If the engine still does
    not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service.
    If your vehicle does start, the first key may be faulty. See
    your dealer/retailer who can service the PASS-Key® III to
    have a new key made.

    The security light will come on if there is a problem
    with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system.

    It is possible for the PASS-Key® III decoder to learn
    the transponder value of a new or replacement key. Up
    to 10 keys may be programmed for the vehicle. This
    procedure is for programming additional keys only.

    When the PASS-Key® III system senses that someone
    is using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle’s
    starter and fuel systems. The starter will not work and
    fuel will stop being delivered to the engine. Anyone
    using a trial-and-error method to start the vehicle will be
    discouraged because of the high number of electrical
    key codes.

    Canadian Owners: If you lose or damage your keys,
    only a dealer/retailer can service PASS-Key® III to have
    new keys made. To program additional keys you will
    require two current driver’s keys. You must add a step
    to the following procedure. After Step 2 repeat Steps 1
    and 2 with the second current driver’s key. Then continue
    with Step 3.

    When trying to start the vehicle, if the engine does not
    start and the SECURITY light comes on, there may
    be a problem with your theft-deterrent system. Turn
    the ignition off and try again.

    To program the new key:

    You do not have to manually arm or disarm the system.

    1. Verify that the new key has PK3 stamped on it.
    2. Insert the current driver’s key in the ignition
    and start the engine. If the engine will not start,
    see your dealer/retailer for service.
    3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK,
    and remove the key.

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    4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON
    within 10 seconds of removing the previous key.
    5. The SECURITY light will turn off once the key has
    been programmed. It may not be apparent that the
    SECURITY light went on due to how quickly the
    key is programmed.
    6. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to
    be programmed.
    If you are ever driving and the SECURITY light comes
    on and stays on, you will be able to restart your
    engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key® III system,
    however, is not working properly and must be serviced
    by your dealer/retailer. Your vehicle is not protected
    by the PASS-Key® III system at this time.
    If you lose or damage a PASS-Key® III key, see your
    dealer/retailer to have a new key made.
    Do not leave the key or device that disarms or
    deactivates the theft deterrent system in the vehicle.

    Starting and Operating
    Your Vehicle
    New Vehicle Break-In
    Notice: Your vehicle does not need an elaborate
    break-in. But it will perform better in the long run if
    you follow these guidelines:

    • Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or less for
    the first 500 miles (805 km).

    • Do not drive at any one constant speed, fast or
    slow, for the first 500 miles (805 km). Do not
    make full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting to
    brake or slow the vehicle.

    • Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles
    (322 km) or so. During this time the new brake
    linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops
    with new linings can mean premature wear and
    earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in
    guideline every time you get new brake linings.

    • Do not tow a trailer during break-in. See Towing
    a Trailer on page 4-30 for the trailer towing
    capabilities of your vehicle and more
    information.
    Following break-in, engine speed and load can be
    gradually increased.
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    Ignition Positions
    Use the key to turn
    the ignition switch to
    four different positions.
    The ignition switch
    is located on the
    center console.

    Notice: Using a tool to force the key from the
    ignition switch could cause damage or break the
    key. Use the correct key and turn the key only with
    your hand. Make sure the key is all the way in. If
    none of this works, then your vehicle needs service.

    9 (LOCK/OFF):

    This position locks the ignition
    and transmission. It is a theft-deterrent feature. You will
    only be able to remove the key when the ignition is
    turned to LOCK/OFF and the vehicle has power.
    If the steering wheel is locked, move it from right to left
    and turn the key to ACC/ACCESSORY. If none of this
    works, then your vehicle needs service.

    In order to shift out of PARK (P), ignition must be
    in the ON/RUN and the regular brake pedal must
    be applied.

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    ACC (ACC/ACCESSORY): This position lets you use
    things like the radio and the windshield wipers when the
    engine is off.
    Lengthy operation of features such as the radio in the
    accessory ignition position may drain the battery and
    prevent your vehicle from starting. Do not operate your
    vehicle in the accessory ignition position for a long
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    R (ON/RUN):

    This is the position for driving.

    The battery could be drained if you leave the key in the
    ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position with the engine
    off. You may not be able to start your vehicle if the battery
    is allowed to drain for an extended period of time.

    / (START):

    This position starts the engine.

    Key In the Ignition
    Never leave your vehicle with the keys inside, as it
    is an easy target for joy riders or thieves. If you leave
    the key in the ignition and park your vehicle, a chime
    will sound, when you open the driver’s door. Always
    remember to remove your key from the ignition and take
    it with you. This will lock your ignition and transmission.
    Also, always remember to lock the doors.

    Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
    These vehicle accessories may be used for up to
    10 minutes after the engine is turned off:







    Audio System
    DVD Player
    Power Windows
    Overhead console
    Sunroof (if equipped)

    These features work when the key is in RUN or ACC.
    Once the key is turned from RUN to LOCK, these
    features will continue to work up to 10 minutes or
    until a door is opened.

    The battery could be drained if you leave the key in the
    ignition while your vehicle is parked. You may not be
    able to start your vehicle after it has been parked for an
    extended period of time.

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    Starting the Engine
    Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N).
    Your engine will not start in any other position – this is a
    safety feature. To restart when you are already moving,
    use NEUTRAL (N) only.
    Notice: Do not try to shift to PARK (P) if your
    vehicle is moving. If you do, you could damage the
    transmission. Shift to PARK (P) only when your
    vehicle is stopped.

    Starting Procedure
    1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the
    ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let
    go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your
    engine gets warm. Do not race the engine
    immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and
    transmission gently to allow the oil to warm up and
    lubricate all moving parts.
    Your vehicle has a Computer-Controlled Cranking
    System. This feature assists in starting the engine
    and protects components. If the ignition key is turned
    to the START position, and then released when the
    engine begins cranking, the engine will continue
    cranking for a few seconds or until the vehicle starts.

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    If the engine does not start and the key is held in
    START for many seconds, cranking will be stopped
    after 15 seconds to prevent cranking motor damage.
    To prevent gear damage, this system also prevents
    cranking if the engine is already running. Engine
    cranking can be stopped by turning the ignition
    switch to the ACC/ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF
    position.
    Notice: Cranking the engine for long periods of
    time, by returning the key to the START position
    immediately after cranking has ended, can overheat
    and damage the cranking motor, and drain the
    battery. Wait at least 15 seconds between each try,
    to let the cranking motor cool down.
    2. If the engine does not start after 5-10 seconds,
    especially in very cold weather (below 0°F
    or −18°C), it could be flooded with too much
    gasoline. Try pushing the accelerator pedal all
    the way to the floor and holding it there as you
    hold the key in START for up to a maximum
    of 15 seconds. Wait at least 15 seconds between
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    When the engine starts, let go of the key and
    accelerator. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops
    again, do the same thing. This clears the extra
    gasoline from the engine. Do not race the engine
    immediately after starting it. Operate the engine
    and transmission gently until the oil warms up and
    lubricates all moving parts.
    Notice: The engine is designed to work with the
    electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical
    parts or accessories, you could change the way the
    engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment,
    check with your dealer/retailer. If you do not, your
    engine might not perform properly. Any resulting
    damage would not be covered by your vehicle’s
    warranty.

    Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
    If your vehicle has this feature, you can change the
    position of the throttle and brake pedals. This feature
    is designed for shorter drivers, since the pedals
    cannot move farther away from the standard position,
    but can move closer for better pedal reach.
    The vehicle must be in PARK (P) for this feature
    to operate.

    The switch used to adjust
    the pedals is located on
    the steering column.

    Press the switch forward or backward to move the
    pedals closer or farther away from you.

    Engine Coolant Heater
    The engine coolant heater, if available, can help in cold
    weather conditions at or below 0°F (−18°C) for easier
    starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up.
    Plug in the coolant heater at least four hours before
    starting your vehicle. An internal thermostat in the
    plug-end of the cord may exist which will prevent
    engine coolant heater operation at temperatures
    above 0°F (−18°C).

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    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
    1. Turn off the engine.
    2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord.
    The cord is located on the driver’s side of the
    engine compartment next to the battery box facing
    the engine.
    3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-Volt AC outlet.

    {CAUTION:
    Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet
    could cause an electrical shock. Also, the
    wrong kind of extension cord could overheat
    and cause a fire. You could be seriously
    injured. Plug the cord into a properly grounded
    three-prong 110-volt AC outlet. If the cord will
    not reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong
    extension cord rated for at least 15 amps.
    4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and
    store the cord as it was before to keep it away
    from moving engine parts. If you do not, it could
    be damaged.

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    How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged
    in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the
    kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead of
    trying to list everything here, we ask that you contact your
    dealer in the area where you will be parking your vehicle.
    The dealer/retailer can give you the best advice for that
    particular area.

    Active Fuel Management™
    Your vehicle’s V8 engine may have Active Fuel
    Management™. This system allows the engine to
    operate on either all or half of its cylinders, depending
    on your driving conditions.
    When less power is required, such as cruising at a
    constant vehicle speed, the system will operate in the
    half cylinder mode, allowing your vehicle to achieve
    better fuel economy. When greater power demands are
    required, such as accelerating from a stop, passing,
    or merging onto a freeway, the system will maintain
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    Automatic Transmission Operation

    {CAUTION:

    There are several different positions for your gear
    shift lever.
    PARK (P): This position locks the rear wheels.
    It is the best position to use when you start the
    engine because your vehicle cannot move easily.

    It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if
    the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the
    parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll.
    Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is
    running unless you have to. If you have left
    the engine running, the vehicle can move
    suddenly. You or others could be injured.
    To be sure your vehicle will not move, even
    when you are on fairly level ground, always set
    your parking brake and move the shift lever
    to PARK (P). See Shifting Into PARK (P) on
    page 2-29. If you are pulling a trailer, see
    Towing a Trailer on page 4-30.
    Make sure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before
    starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic
    transmission shift lock control system. You have
    to fully apply the regular brakes first and then press
    the shift lever button before you can shift from
    PARK (P) when the ignition key is in RUN.

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    If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure
    on the shift lever and push the shift lever all the way
    into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application.
    Then press the shift lever button and move the shift
    lever into another gear. See Shifting Out of PARK (P)
    on page 2-30.
    REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up.
    Notice: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle
    is moving forward could damage the transmission.
    The repairs would not be covered by your warranty.
    Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle is
    stopped.
    To rock your vehicle back and forth to get out of snow,
    ice, or sand without damaging your transmission,
    see If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or
    Snow on page 4-21.
    NEUTRAL (N): In this position, the engine does not
    connect with the wheels. To restart when you are
    already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only.

    {CAUTION:
    Shifting into a drive gear while the engine is
    running at high speed is dangerous. Unless
    your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your
    vehicle could move very rapidly. You could
    lose control and hit people or objects. Do not
    shift into a drive gear while your engine is
    running at high speed.
    Notice: Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N)
    with the engine running at high speed may damage
    the transmission. The repairs would not be covered
    by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not running
    at high speed when shifting your vehicle.
    DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving.
    It provides the best fuel economy for your vehicle.
    If you need more power for passing, and you are:

    • Going less than about 35 mph (55 km/h),
    push the accelerator pedal about halfway down.

    • Going about 35 mph (55 km/h) or more,
    push the accelerator all the way down.
    You will shift down to the next gear and have
    more power.
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    Downshifting the transmission in slippery road conditions
    could result in skidding, see “Skidding” under Loss of
    Control on page 4-12.

    To shift to the SECOND (2) position, you must first press
    the large button on the shift handle. While the button is
    pressed, move the shifter in the SECOND (2) position.

    DRIVE (D) can be used when towing a trailer, carrying a
    heavy load, driving on steep hills, or for off-road
    driving. You may want to shift the transmission to
    THIRD (3) or, if necessary, a lower gear selection if the
    transmission shifts too often.

    You can also use SECOND (2) for starting the vehicle
    from a stop on slippery road surfaces.

    THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving.
    It reduces vehicle speed more than DRIVE (D) without
    using your brakes. You might choose THIRD (3) instead
    of DRIVE (D) when driving on hilly, winding roads, when
    towing a trailer, so there is less shifting between gears
    and when going down a steep hill.
    To shift to the THIRD (3) position, you must first press the
    large button on the shift handle. While the button is
    pressed, move the shifter in the THIRD (3) position.
    SECOND (2): This position reduces vehicle speed even
    more than THIRD (3) without using your brakes. You
    can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your
    speed as you go down steep mountain roads, but then
    you would also want to use your brakes off and on.

    FIRST (1): This position reduces vehicle speed even
    more than SECOND (2) without using your brakes. You
    can use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud.
    If the shift lever is put in FIRST (1) while the vehicle is
    moving forward, the transmission will not shift into first
    gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough.
    To shift to the FIRST (1) position, you must first press the
    large button on the shift handle. While the button is
    pressed, move the shifter in the FIRST (1) position.
    Notice: Spinning the tires or holding the vehicle in
    one place on a hill using only the accelerator
    pedal may damage the transmission. The repair will
    not be covered by your warranty. If you are stuck,
    do not spin the tires. When stopping on a hill,
    use the brakes to hold the vehicle in place.

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    Parking Brake
    To set the parking brake,
    hold the regular brake
    pedal down with your
    foot and pull up on
    the parking brake lever
    located between the seats.

    To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake
    pedal down. Pull the parking brake lever up until you can
    press in the button at the end of the lever. Hold the
    button in as you move the parking brake lever all the
    way down.
    If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light on
    the instrument panel cluster will come on. See Brake
    System Warning Light on page 3-34.
    Notice: Driving with the parking brake on can
    overheat the brake system and cause premature
    wear or damage to brake system parts. Verify that
    the parking brake is fully released and the brake
    warning light is off before driving.
    If you are towing a trailer and you must park on a hill,
    see Towing a Trailer on page 4-30.

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    Shifting Into PARK (P)

    Leaving Your Vehicle With the
    Engine Running

    {CAUTION:
    It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle
    if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with
    the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can
    roll. If you have left the engine running, the
    vehicle can move suddenly. You or others
    could be injured. To be sure your vehicle will
    not move, even when you are on fairly level
    ground, use the steps that follow. If you are
    pulling a trailer, see Towing a Trailer on
    page 4-30.
    1. Hold the brake pedal down with your foot and set
    the parking brake. See Parking Brake on page 2-28
    for more information.
    2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) by pressing the
    button on the shift lever and pushing the lever all
    the way toward the front of the vehicle.
    3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK/OFF.
    4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can
    leave your vehicle with the key, your vehicle is in
    PARK (P).

    {CAUTION:
    It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with
    the engine running. Your vehicle could move
    suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in
    PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set.
    And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine
    running, it could overheat and even catch fire.
    You or others could be injured. Do not leave
    your vehicle with the engine running.
    If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine
    running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your
    parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After you
    have moved the shift lever into PARK (P), hold the
    regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you can move
    the shift lever away from PARK (P) without first pressing
    the button on the console shift lever. If you can, it
    means that the shift lever was not fully locked into
    PARK (P).

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    Torque Lock

    Shifting Out of PARK (P)

    If you are parking on a hill and you do not shift your
    transmission into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the
    vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl
    in the transmission. You may find it difficult to pull the
    shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called “torque lock.”
    To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then
    shift into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver’s
    seat. To find out how, see Shifting Into PARK (P) on
    page 2-29.

    This vehicle has an electronic shift lock release system.
    The shift lock release is designed to:

    When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of
    PARK (P) before you release the parking brake.

    The shift lock release is always functional except in the
    case of an uncharged or low voltage (less than 9 volt)
    battery.

    If torque lock does occur, you may need to have another
    vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some of the
    pressure from the parking pawl in the transmission, so
    you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P).

    • Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is
    in PARK (P) with the shift lever button fully released,
    and

    • Prevent movement of the shift lever out of PARK (P),
    unless the ignition is in ON/RUN and the regular
    brake pedal is applied.

    If your vehicle has an uncharged battery or a battery with
    low voltage, try charging or jump starting the battery.
    See Jump Starting on page 5-44 for more information.
    To shift out of PARK (P) use the following:
    1. Apply the brake pedal.
    2. Press the shift lever button.
    3. Move the shift lever to the desired position.

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    If you still are unable to shift out of PARK (P):

    Engine Exhaust

    1. Fully release the shift lever button.
    2. Hold the brake pedal down and press the shift lever
    button again.

    {CAUTION:

    3. Move the shift lever to the desired position.
    If you still cannot move the shift lever from PARK (P),
    consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing
    service.

    Parking Over Things That Burn

    {CAUTION:
    Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust
    parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not
    park over papers, leaves, dry grass, or other
    things that can burn.

    Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas
    carbon monoxide (CO), which you cannot see or
    smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death.
    You might have exhaust coming in if:
    • The exhaust system sounds strange or
    different.
    • Your vehicle gets rusty underneath.
    • Your vehicle was damaged in a collision.
    • Your vehicle was damaged when driving
    over high points on the road or over road
    debris.
    • Repairs were not done correctly.
    • Your vehicle or the exhaust system has
    been modified improperly.
    If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your
    vehicle:
    • Drive it only with all the windows down to
    blow out any CO; and
    • Have your vehicle fixed immediately.

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    Running the Vehicle While Parked
    It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you
    ever have to, here are some things to know.

    {CAUTION:
    Idling the engine with the climate control
    system off could allow dangerous exhaust into
    your vehicle. See the earlier caution under
    Engine Exhaust on page 2-31.
    Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly
    carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicle even if
    the climate control fan is at the highest setting.
    One place this can happen is a garage.
    Exhaust — with CO — can come in easily.
    NEVER park in a garage with the engine
    running.
    Another closed-in place can be a blizzard.
    See Winter Driving on page 4-17.

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    {CAUTION:
    It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle
    if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with
    the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can
    roll. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine
    is running unless you have to. If you have
    left the engine running, the vehicle can move
    suddenly. You or others could be injured.
    To be sure your vehicle will not move, even
    when you are on fairly level ground, always set
    the parking brake and move the shift lever to
    PARK (P).
    Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle will not
    move. See Shifting Into PARK (P) on page 2-29.
    If you are pulling a trailer, see Towing a Trailer
    on page 4-30.



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    Mirrors

    Compass Operation

    Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
    with OnStar® and Compass

    Press the on/off button once to turn the compass
    on or off.
    There is a compass display in the window in the upper
    right corner of the mirror face.

    Your vehicle may have an automatic-dimming rearview
    mirror with a compass.

    Compass Calibration

    There may be three additional buttons for the OnStar®
    system. See your dealer/retailer for more information
    on the system and how to subscribe to OnStar®.
    See OnStar® System on page 2-36 for more
    information about the services OnStar® provides.

    Press and hold the on/off button to activate the compass
    calibration mode. CAL will be displayed in the compass
    window on the mirror.

    O (On/Off):

    This is the on/off button.

    Automatic Dimming Mirror Operation
    The automatic dimming mirror comes on each time the
    ignition is turned to start. To turn the automatic dimming
    feature off or back on, press the on/off button. The
    indicator light on the mirror is lit when the automatic
    dimming feature is on.

    The compass can be calibrated by driving the vehicle
    in circles at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less until the display
    reads a direction.
    If after a few seconds the display does not show a
    compass direction, (N for North for example), there may
    be a strong magnetic field interfering with the compass.
    Such interference may be caused by a magnetic
    antenna mount, note pad holder, or similar object.
    If the letter C or CAL appears in the compass window,
    the compass may need to be reset or calibrated.

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    Compass Variance
    Compass variance is the difference between earth’s
    magnetic north and true geographic north. The mirror is
    set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. It will be
    necessary to adjust the compass to compensate
    for compass variance if you live outside zone eight.
    Under certain circumstances, such as during a long
    distance cross-country trip, it will be necessary to adjust
    for compass variance. If not adjusted to account for
    compass variance, your compass could give false
    readings.
    To adjust for compass variance:
    1. Find your current location and variance zone
    number on the following zone map.

    2. Press and hold the on/off button until the zone
    number is displayed. The number shown is the
    current zone number.
    3. Scroll through the zone numbers that appear in the
    window on the mirror by pressing the on/off button.
    Once you find your zone number, release the
    button. After about four seconds, the mirror will return
    to the compass display, and the new zone number
    will be set. If C or CAL appears in the compass
    window, the compass may need calibration.
    See “Compass Calibration” listed previously.
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    Outside Power Mirror
    The outside power mirror
    control is located on the
    driver’s door.

    If you reach the mirror’s end of the travel position in any
    direction, the mirror will enter a ratcheting mode. This
    action is harmless. It is a warning that the mirror can go
    no further. To stop this action, back the mirror up by
    moving the control in the opposite direction.
    Fold the mirror in manually before entering a car wash.
    To do this, pull the mirror in toward the vehicle. Push
    the mirror back out when finished.

    Outside Curb View Assist Mirror

    1. Turn the knob toward the mirror you desire to
    adjust.
    2. Move the control in the direction you want the
    mirror to go.
    3. Adjust the mirror in all four directions so that you
    can see the side of your vehicle and the area
    behind your vehicle.

    The passenger’s outside mirror will adjust to a preset tilt
    position while the vehicle is in REVERSE (R) gear. Curb
    view assist may be useful when you are parallel parking.
    The mirror will return to normal position when the vehicle
    is shifted out of REVERSE (R) gear. Automatic mirror
    movement in either direction will follow a short delay.
    You can turn this feature on or off through the
    Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Vehicle
    Customization on page 3-53.

    4. After adjusting each mirror, turn the control to the
    center position so the mirror cannot be moved.

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    Outside Convex Mirror

    OnStar® System

    {CAUTION:
    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 your right. Check your
    inside mirror or glance over your shoulder
    before changing lanes.
    The passenger side mirror is convex. A convex mirror’s
    surface is curved so more can be seen from the driver
    seat. It also makes things, like other vehicles, look farther
    away than they really are.

    Outside Heated Mirrors
    Your vehicle may have this feature. When you operate
    the rear window defogger, the defogger also warms
    the heated driver’s and passenger’s outside rearview
    mirrors to help clear them of ice, snow and
    condensation.

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    OnStar uses several innovative technologies and live
    advisors to provide you with a wide range of safety,
    security, information, and convenience services. If your
    airbags deploy, the system is designed to make an
    automatic call to OnStar Emergency advisors who can
    request emergency services be sent to your location.
    If you lock your keys in the vehicle, call OnStar at
    1-888-4-ONSTAR and they can send a signal to
    unlock your doors. If you need roadside assistance,
    press the OnStar button and they can contact
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    OnStar service is provided to you subject to the
    OnStar Terms and Conditions. You may cancel your
    OnStar service at any time by contacting OnStar
    as provided below. A complete OnStar Owner’s Guide
    and the OnStar Terms and Conditions are included
    in the vehicle’s OnStar Subscriber glove box
    literature. For more information, visit onstar.com or
    onstar.ca, contact OnStar at 1–888–4–ONSTAR
    (1–888–466–7827) or TTY 1–877–248–2080, or
    press the OnStar button to speak with an OnStar
    advisor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Not all OnStar features are available on all vehicles.
    To check if your vehicle is equipped to provide the
    services described below, or for a full description of
    OnStar services and system limitations, see the OnStar
    Owner’s Guide in your glove box or visit onstar.com.

    OnStar Services
    For new vehicles equipped with OnStar, the
    Safe & Sound Plan, or the Directions & Connections
    Plan is included for one year from the date of purchase.
    You can extend this plan beyond the first year, or
    upgrade to the Directions & Connections Plan. For more
    information, press the OnStar button to speak with an
    advisor. Some OnStar services (such as Remote
    Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance)
    may not be available until you register with OnStar.

    Available Services with Safe & Sound Plan
    • Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment
    • Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN)
    (If equipped)










    Link to Emergency Services
    Roadside Assistance
    Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance
    Accident Assist
    Remote Door Unlock/Vehicle Alert
    OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
    Remote Diagnostics
    OnStar Hands-Free Calling with
    30 complimentary minutes

    • OnStar Virtual Advisor (U.S. Only)

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    Available Services included with
    Directions & Connections Plan
    • All Safe and Sound Plan Services
    • Driving Directions - Advisor delivered or OnStar
    Turn-by-Turn Navigation (If equipped)

    • Ride Assist
    • Information and Convenience Services

    OnStar Hands-Free Calling
    OnStar Hands-Free Calling allows eligible OnStar
    subscribers to make and receive calls using voice
    commands. Hands-Free Calling is fully integrated into
    the vehicle, and can be used with OnStar Pre-Paid
    Minute Packages. Hands-Free Calling may also
    be linked to a Verizon Wireless service plan in the
    U.S. or a Bell Mobility service plan in Canada,
    depending on eligibility. To find out more, refer to
    the OnStar Owner’s Guide in the vehicle’s glove box,
    visit www.onstar.com or www.onstar.ca, or speak
    with an OnStar advisor by pressing the OnStar button
    or calling 1-888-4-ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827).

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    OnStar Virtual Advisor
    OnStar Virtual Advisor is a feature of OnStar
    Hands-Free Calling that uses your minutes to access
    location-based weather, local traffic reports, and stock
    quotes. By pressing the phone button and giving a few
    simple voice commands, you can browse through the
    various topics. See the OnStar Owner’s Guide for more
    information. (Only available in the continental U.S.)

    OnStar Steering Wheel Controls
    Your vehicle may have a Talk/Mute button that can
    be used to interact with OnStar Hands-Free Calling.
    See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-91
    for more information.
    On some vehicles, you may have to hold the button for
    a few seconds and give the command “ONSTAR” in
    order to activate the OnStar Hands-Free Calling feature.
    On some vehicles, the mute button can be used to
    dial numbers into voicemail systems, or to dial phone
    extensions. See the OnStar Owner’s Guide for more
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    How OnStar Service Works
    In order to provide you with OnStar services, your
    vehicle’s OnStar system has the capability of recording
    and transmitting vehicle information. This information
    is automatically sent to an OnStar Call Center at
    the time of an OnStar button press, Emergency button
    press or if your airbags or AACN system deploys.
    The vehicle information usually includes your GPS
    location and, in the event of a crash, additional
    information regarding the accident that your vehicle
    has been involved in (e.g. the direction from which your
    vehicle was hit). When you use the Virtual Advisor
    feature of OnStar Hands-Free Calling, your vehicle
    also sends OnStar your GPS location so that we can
    provide you with location-based services.
    OnStar service cannot work unless your vehicle is in a
    place where OnStar has an agreement with a wireless
    service provider for service in that area. OnStar service
    also cannot work unless you are in a place where the
    wireless service provider OnStar has hired for that area
    has coverage, network capacity and reception when the
    service is needed, and technology that is compatible
    with the OnStar service. Not all services are available
    everywhere, particularly in remote or enclosed areas,
    or at all times.

    OnStar service that involves location information about
    your vehicle cannot work unless GPS satellite signals
    are unobstructed and available in that place as well.
    Your vehicle must have a working electrical system
    (including adequate battery power) for the OnStar
    equipment to operate. There are other problems OnStar
    cannot control that may prevent OnStar from providing
    OnStar service to you at any particular time or place.
    Some examples are damage to important parts of your
    vehicle in an accident, hills, tall buildings, tunnels,
    weather or wireless phone network congestion.

    Your Responsibility
    You may need to increase the volume of your radio
    to hear the OnStar advisor. If the light next to the
    OnStar buttons is red, this means that your system is not
    functioning properly and should be checked by a dealer.
    If the light appears clear (no light is appearing), your
    OnStar subscription has expired. You can always press
    the blue OnStar button to confirm that your OnStar
    equipment is active.

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    Universal Home Remote
    System

    Universal Home Remote System
    Operation (With One Triangular LED)

    Universal Home Remote System
    The Universal Home Remote System provides a way to
    replace up to three hand-held Radio-Frequency (RF)
    transmitters used to activate devices such as garage
    door openers, security systems, and home lighting.
    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
    Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
    1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
    2. This device must accept any interference received,
    including interference that may cause undesired
    operation.
    This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
    Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
    1. This device may not cause interference.
    2. This device must accept any interference received,
    including interference that may cause undesired
    operation of the device.
    Changes or modifications to this system by other than
    an authorized service facility could void authorization to
    use this equipment.

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    If there is one triangular Light Emitting Diode (LED)
    indicator light above the Universal Home Remote
    buttons, follow the instructions below.
    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.
    Do not use the Universal Home Remote with any
    garage door opener that does not have the stop and
    reverse feature. This includes any garage door opener
    model manufactured before April 1, 1982.
    Read the instructions completely before attempting to
    program the Universal Home Remote. Because of
    the steps involved, it may be helpful to have another
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    Keep the original hand-held transmitter for use in other
    vehicles as well as for future Universal Home Remote
    programming. It is also recommended that upon the
    sale of the vehicle, the programmed Universal Home
    Remote buttons should be erased for security purposes.
    See “Erasing Universal Home Remote Buttons” later
    in this section.
    When programming a garage door, park outside of
    the garage. Park directly in line with and facing
    the garage door opener motor-head or gate motor-head.
    Be sure that people and objects are clear of the
    garage door or gate you are programming.
    It is recommended that a new battery be installed in
    your hand-held transmitter for quicker and more
    accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal.

    Programming the Universal Home
    Remote System
    If you have questions or need help programming the
    Universal Home Remote System, call 1-800-355-3515
    or go to www.homelink.com.
    Programming a garage door opener involves
    time-sensitive actions, so read the entire procedure
    before you begin. If you do not follow these actions,
    the device will time out and you will have to repeat the
    procedure.

    To program up to three devices:

    1. From inside the vehicle, press and hold down the
    two outside buttons at the same time, releasing
    only when the Universal Home Remote indicator
    light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. This step
    will erase the factory settings or all previously
    programmed buttons.
    Do not hold down the buttons for longer than
    30 seconds and do not repeat this step to program
    the remaining two Universal Home Remote buttons.
    2. Hold the end of your hand-held transmitter about
    1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm) away from the Universal
    Home Remote buttons while keeping the indicator
    light in view. The hand-held transmitter was supplied
    by the manufacturer of your garage door opener
    receiver (motor head unit).

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    3. At the same time, press and hold both the
    Universal Home Remote button that you would
    like to use to control the garage door and the
    hand-held transmitter button. Do not release the
    Universal Home Remote button or the hand-held
    transmitter button until Step 4 has been completed.
    Some entry gates and garage door openers may
    require you to substitute Step 3 with the procedure
    noted in “Gate Operator and Canadian
    Programming” later in this section.

    It may be helpful to have another person available
    to assist with the remaining steps.

    4. The indicator light on the Universal Home Remote
    will flash slowly at first and then rapidly after
    Universal Home Remote successfully receives the
    frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter.
    Release both buttons.
    5. Press and hold the newly-trained Universal Home
    Remote button and observe the indicator light.
    If the indicator light stays on continuously,
    the programming is complete and your garage door
    should move when the Universal Home Remote
    button is pressed and released. You do not need to
    continue the programming Steps 6 through 8 and
    can stop here.
    If the Universal Home Remote indicator light blinks
    rapidly for two seconds and then turns to a
    constant light, continue with the programming
    Steps 6 through 8.

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    6. After Steps 1 through 5 have been completed,
    locate inside the garage the garage door opener
    receiver (motor-head unit). Locate the “Learn”
    or “Smart” button. The name and color of the button
    may vary by manufacturer.
    7. Firmly press and release the “Learn” or “Smart”
    button. After you press this button, you will have
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    8. Immediately return to the vehicle. Firmly press and
    hold the Universal Home Remote button, chosen in
    Step 3 to control the garage door, for two seconds,
    and then release it. If the garage door does not
    move, press and hold the same button a second time
    for two seconds, and then release it. Again, if the
    door does not move, press and hold the same button
    a third time for two seconds, and then release.
    The Universal Home Remote should now activate
    the garage door.
    To program the remaining two Universal Home Remote
    buttons, begin with Step 2 of “Programming the
    Universal Home Remote System.” Do not repeat Step 1,
    as this will erase all previous programming from the
    Universal Home Remote buttons.

    Gate Operator and Canadian
    Programming
    If you have questions or need help programming the
    Universal Home Remote System, call 1-800-355-3515
    or go to www.homelink.com.

    Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter
    signals to time out or quit after several seconds of
    transmission. This may not be long enough for Universal
    Home Remote to pick up the signal during programming.
    Similarly, some U.S. gate operators are manufactured
    to time out in the same manner.
    If you live in Canada, or you are having difficulty
    programming a gate operator or garage door opener
    by using the “Programming Universal Home Remote”
    procedures, regardless of where you live, replace
    Step 3 under “Programming Universal Home Remote”
    with the following:
    Continue to press and hold the Universal Home Remote
    button while you press and release every two seconds
    (cycle) the hand-held transmitter button until the
    frequency signal has been successfully accepted by the
    Universal Home Remote. The Universal Home Remote
    indicator light will flash slowly at first and then rapidly.
    Proceed with Step 4 under “Programming Universal
    Home Remote” to complete.

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    Using Universal Home Remote
    Press and hold the appropriate Universal Home Remote
    button for at least half of a second. The indicator light
    will come on while the signal is being transmitted.

    Erasing Universal Home Remote
    Buttons
    Erase the programmed buttons when you sell or
    terminate your lease.
    To erase all programmed buttons on the Universal
    Home Remote device:

    Reprogramming a Single Universal
    Home Remote Button
    To reprogram any of the three Universal Home Remote
    buttons, repeat the programming instructions earlier
    in this section, beginning with Step 2.
    For help or information on the Universal Home Remote
    System, call the customer assistance phone number
    under Customer Assistance Offices on page 7-4.

    Storage Areas
    Glove Box
    To open, lift the handle up. Use the key to
    lock and unlock.

    1. Press and hold down the two outside buttons until
    the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds.
    2. Release both buttons.

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    Cupholder(s)

    Overhead Console
    Your vehicle has a
    cupholder on the
    instrument panel
    next to the radio.

    Your vehicle may have this feature. The overhead
    console may include reading lamps, a Universal
    Home Remote, and a moonroof switch. See the
    following for more information:
    • Reading Lamps on page 3-18.
    • Universal Home Remote System on page 2-40.
    • Moonroof on page 2-48.

    Center Console Storage
    To open the cupholder, push once on the support
    and the cupholder will move into position for use.
    To close the cupholder, lift the support up towards the
    instrument panel.
    A cupholder is located on the front of the center console
    and two more are located at the rear of the center
    console. To use the rear cupholders, pull down on the lid.

    Grasp the front lever on the center console while lifting
    the top to open it.
    The console may contain one or more of the following
    components:
    • Rear Seat Audio Controls. See Rear Seat Audio
    (RSA) on page 3-89 for more information.
    • Rear Climate Control. See Rear Climate Control
    System on page 3-24 for more information.
    • Accessory Power Outlets. See Accessory Power
    Outlet(s) on page 3-19 for more information.
    • Ignition Switch. See Ignition Positions on page 2-20.
    If your vehicle has the center armrest compartment,
    lift the cover by pulling up on the latch handle located
    underneath the front edge of the armrest.

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    Luggage Carrier

    {CAUTION:
    If you try to carry something on top of your
    vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage
    carrier — like paneling, plywood, a mattress
    and so forth — the wind can catch it as you
    drive along. This can cause you to lose
    control. What you are carrying could be
    violently torn off, and this could cause you
    or other drivers to have a collision, and of
    course damage your vehicle. You may be able
    to carry something like this inside. But, never
    carry something longer or wider than the
    luggage carrier on top of your vehicle.
    Your vehicle may be equipped with a luggage carrier
    that allows you to load things on top of your vehicle. The
    luggage carrier, if equipped, has side rails attached to the
    roof, and places to use for tying things down. These let
    you load some other things on top of your vehicle, as long
    as they are not wider or longer than the luggage carrier.

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    Crossrails can be purchased from your dealer.
    Notice: Loading cargo on the luggage carrier that
    weighs more than 200 lbs (91 kg) or hangs over
    the rear or sides of the vehicle may damage your
    vehicle. Load cargo so that it rests on the slats
    as far forward as possible and against the side rails,
    making sure to fasten it securely.
    Do not exceed the maximum vehicle capacity when
    loading your vehicle. For more information on vehicle
    capacity and loading, see Loading Your Vehicle on
    page 4-22.
    To prevent damage or loss of cargo as you are driving,
    check now and then to make sure the luggage carrier
    is locked and cargo is still securely fastened.
    When the luggage carrier is not in use, place the
    crossrails at the following positions for reduced wind
    noise. Place one crossrail at the rear most point of the
    vehicle and the other crossrail above the opening of
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    Rear Floor Storage Lid

    {CAUTION:
    If any removable convenience item is not
    secured properly, it can move around in a
    collision or sudden stop. People in the vehicle
    could be injured. Be sure to secure any such
    item properly.
    Your vehicle has a rear cargo area with a removable
    storage lid.

    Cargo Cover
    The cargo cover can be used to cover items in the
    cargo area of your vehicle.
    To install the cargo cover, do the following:
    1. Align the endcap with the pocket in the trim panel
    located behind the rear seat.
    2. Squeeze the opposite endcap, align it with the
    pocket located on the opposite side of the trim
    panel and release.
    3. Grasp the handle and unroll the cover. Latch the
    posts into the sockets on the inside of the vehicle
    to secure it.

    To remove the rear floor storage lid, do the following:
    1. Press the latch release and lift up the latch handle.
    2. Raise the lid slightly to unhook it.
    3. Pull the lid toward you to release it from the
    forward mounting slots.
    To reinstall the rear floor storage lid, reverse the
    previous steps. Make sure the lid is secure by applying
    slight pressure to the latch until you hear it click.

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    To remove the cargo cover, do the following:
    1. Release the cover from the latch posts and carefully
    roll it back up.
    2. Squeeze one endcap and remove it from the
    pocket in the trim panel.
    3. Remove the cargo cover from the other endcap so
    that you can remove the shade from the vehicle.

    {CAUTION:
    An improperly stored cargo cover could be
    thrown about the vehicle during a collision or
    sudden maneuver. You or others could be
    injured. If you remove the cover, always store
    it in the proper storage location. When you
    put it back, always be sure that it is securely
    reattached.

    Cargo Tie Downs
    Cargo tie-downs located in the rear of the vehicle are
    used to secure small loads.

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    Moonroof
    The vehicle may be equipped with a power sliding
    moonroof. The ignition must be turned to RUN, ACC,
    or Retained Accessory Power (RAP) must be active
    to operate it. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
    on page 2-21.
    The moonroof switch
    is located in the
    overhead console.

    Press and release the back of the button to open the
    moonroof. Press and hold the front of the button to
    close the moonroof.
    With the moonroof closed, press the front of the button
    to open the moonroof to the vent position.
    The moonroof has a sunshade which can be pulled
    forward to block sun rays. If the sunshade is in the
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    Section 3

    Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel Overview ...............................3-4
    Hazard Warning Flashers ................................3-6
    Other Warning Devices ...................................3-6
    Horn .............................................................3-6
    Tilt Wheel .....................................................3-6
    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever .........................3-7
    Turn and Lane-Change Signals ........................3-7
    Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ..................3-8
    Flash-to-Pass .................................................3-8
    Windshield Wipers ..........................................3-9
    Windshield Washer .......................................3-10
    Rear Window Wiper/Washer ...........................3-10
    Headlamp Washer ........................................3-11
    Cruise Control ..............................................3-11
    Headlamps ..................................................3-14
    Headlamps on Reminder ................................3-15
    Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) .......................3-15
    Automatic Headlamp System ..........................3-16
    Fog Lamps ..................................................3-17
    Instrument Panel Brightness ...........................3-17
    Dome Lamps ...............................................3-17
    Dome Lamp Override ....................................3-18
    Entry Lighting ...............................................3-18
    Exit Lighting .................................................3-18
    Reading Lamps ............................................3-18

    Electric Power Management ...........................3-18
    Battery Run-Down Protection ..........................3-19
    Accessory Power Outlet(s) .............................3-19
    Climate Controls ............................................3-20
    Dual Automatic Climate Control System ...........3-20
    Outlet Adjustment .........................................3-24
    Rear Climate Control System .........................3-24
    Climate Controls Personalization .....................3-25
    Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ............3-26
    Instrument Panel Cluster ................................3-27
    Speedometer and Odometer ...........................3-28
    Trip Odometer ..............................................3-28
    Tachometer .................................................3-28
    Safety Belt Reminders ...................................3-29
    Airbag Readiness Light ..................................3-30
    Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...................3-31
    Charging System Light ..................................3-33
    Voltmeter Gage ............................................3-33
    Brake System Warning Light ..........................3-34
    Antilock Brake System Warning Light ...............3-35
    StabiliTrak® Service Light ...............................3-36
    StabiliTrak® Indicator Light ..............................3-36
    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ..................3-36
    Tire Pressure Light .......................................3-37

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    Section 3

    Instrument Panel

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp .............................3-38
    Oil Pressure Gage ........................................3-40
    Security Light ...............................................3-41
    Cruise Control Light ......................................3-41
    Reduced Engine Power Light .........................3-42
    Highbeam On Light .......................................3-42
    Service All-Wheel Drive Light .........................3-42
    Check Gages Warning Light ...........................3-43
    Gate Ajar Light .............................................3-43
    Fuel Gage ...................................................3-44
    Low Fuel Warning Light .................................3-44
    Check Gas Cap Light ....................................3-44
    Driver Information Center (DIC) .......................3-45
    DIC Operation and Displays ...........................3-45
    DIC Warnings and Messages .........................3-48
    DIC Vehicle Customization .............................3-53

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    Audio System(s) .............................................3-60
    Setting the Clock ..........................................3-60
    Radio(s) ......................................................3-61
    Using an MP3 ..............................................3-71
    XM Radio Messages .....................................3-74
    Navigation/Radio System ...............................3-76
    Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System ...........3-77
    Rear Seat Audio (RSA) .................................3-89
    Theft-Deterrent Feature ..................................3-90
    Audio Steering Wheel Controls .......................3-91
    Radio Reception ...........................................3-91
    Fixed Mast Antenna ......................................3-92
    XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System .............3-92



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    ✍ NOTES

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    Instrument Panel Overview

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    The main components of your instrument panel are the following:
    A. Air Outlets. See Outlet Adjustment on page 3-24.
    B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever. See Turn
    Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7.
    C. Audio Steering Wheel Controls. See Audio Steering
    Wheel Controls on page 3-91.
    D. Horn. See Horn on page 3-6.
    E. Instrument Panel Cluster. See Instrument Panel
    Cluster on page 3-27.
    F. Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever. See Windshield
    Wipers on page 3-9.
    G. Hazard Warning Flashers Button and Driver
    Information Center Buttons. See Hazard Warning
    Flashers on page 3-6 or Driver Information
    Center (DIC) on page 3-45.
    H. Rear Window Washer/Wiper. See Windshield
    Washer on page 3-10.
    I. Instrument Panel Brightness Control. See Instrument
    Panel Brightness on page 3-17.

    J. Hood Release. See Hood Release on page 5-10.
    K. Dome Lamp Override Button. See Dome Lamp
    Override on page 3-18.
    L. Audio System. See Audio System(s) on page 3-60.
    M. Climate Controls. See Dual Automatic Climate
    Control System on page 3-20.
    N. Gear Shift Lever. See Automatic Transmission
    Operation on page 2-25.
    O. Ignition Switch. See Ignition Positions on page 2-20.
    P. Parking Brake. See Parking Brake on page 2-28.
    Q. Accessory Power Outlet. See Accessory Power
    Outlet(s) on page 3-19.
    R. Cupholder. See Cupholder(s) on page 2-45.
    S. Glove Box. See Glove Box on page 2-44.

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    Hazard Warning Flashers

    Horn

    The hazard warning flashers let you warn the police
    and others that you have a problem. The front and rear
    turn signal lamps will flash on and off.

    To sound the horn, press the horn symbols on the
    steering wheel pad.

    The hazard warning
    flasher button is on
    the instrument panel.

    Tilt Wheel
    The tilt lever is on the
    outboard side of the
    steering column, under
    the turn signal lever.

    Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal
    lamps flash on and off. Press again to turn the
    flashers completely off.
    The hazard warning flashers work even if the key is not
    in the ignition switch.

    Other Warning Devices
    If you carry reflective triangles, you can set them up
    at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind
    your vehicle.

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    Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.
    Hold the steering wheel and pull the lever toward you
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    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever

    Turn and Lane-Change Signals
    The turn signal has two upward and two downward
    positions.
    To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or
    down. When the turn is finished, the lever returns
    automatically.

    The lever on the left side of the steering column
    includes the following:

    An arrow on the instrument
    panel cluster flashes in
    the direction of the turn or
    lane change.

    • G Turn and Lane-Change Signals. See Turn
    and Lane-Change Signals on page 3-7.

    • O Headlamps. See Headlamps on page 3-14.
    • 23 Headlamp High/Low Beam-Changer. See
    Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 3-8.

    • Flash-To-Pass Feature. See Flash-to-Pass
    on page 3-8.

    • - Fog Lamps. See Fog Lamps on page 3-17.
    • I Cruise Control. See Cruise Control
    on page 3-11.

    To signal a lane change, raise or lower the lever
    until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until your
    lane change is completed. The lever returns by
    itself when released.
    If the arrows flash more quickly than normal, a signal
    bulb could be burned out. Replace the bulb. If the arrows
    do not go on at all when you signal a turn, check the
    fuse. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-112
    and check for burned-out bulbs.

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    If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for
    the trailer lamps, a turn signal flasher is used. With
    this flasher installed, the signal indicator flashes even if
    a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front and
    rear turn signal lamps regularly to make sure they
    are working.

    Flash-to-Pass

    Turn Signal On Chime

    To use it, pull the turn signal lever toward you, then
    release it.

    A chime sounds if the turn signal has been on 3/4 of
    a mile (1.2 km). Move the turn signal lever to off.

    Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
    To change the headlamps from low to high beam,
    push the lever toward the instrument panel. To return
    to low-beam headlamps, pull the multifunction lever
    toward you. Then release it.
    When the high beams are
    on, this indicator light on
    the instrument panel
    cluster will also be on.

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    This feature lets you use your high-beam headlamps to
    signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass.
    It works even if your headlamps are in the automatic
    position.

    If the headlamps are in the automatic position or on
    low beam, the high-beam headlamps turn on. They will
    stay on as long as you hold the lever toward you.
    The high-beam indicator on the instrument panel cluster
    comes on. Release the lever to return to normal
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    Windshield Wipers

    x (Delay Adjustment):

    Use this band to set the
    length of the delay between wipes when using the delay
    feature. The closer you move the band toward mist,
    the longer the delay. The windshield wiper lever must
    be in delay for this feature to work.

    6 (Low Speed):

    Put the lever in this position for
    slow, steady wiping cycles.

    The lever on the right side of the steering column
    operates the windshield wipers.

    1 (High Speed): Put the lever in this position for
    rapid wiping cycles.

    7 (Mist):

    If the windshield wipers are in use for about six seconds
    while you are driving, the exterior lamps will come on
    automatically if the exterior lamp control is in AUTO.

    9 (Off): Put the lever in this position to turn off
    the wipers.

    Be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades
    before using them. If they’re frozen to the windshield,
    gently loosen or thaw them. If the blades do become
    damaged, install new blades or blade inserts. For more
    information, see Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
    on page 5-57.

    Pull the lever down and release it for a
    single wiping cycle. The lever will return to its original
    position. For more cycles, hold the lever down
    before releasing it.

    & (Delay):

    Put the lever in this position to set a
    delay between wipes. Turn the delay adjustment
    band to set the length of the delay.

    Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper motor. A
    circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools down.
    Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload.

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    Windshield Washer
    L (Windshield Washer):

    To spray washer fluid on
    the windshield, press the windshield washer paddle.
    The wipers will clear the window and then either stop
    or return to your preset speed.

    This control is located
    to the left of the
    steering wheel on
    the instrument panel.

    {CAUTION:
    In freezing weather, do not use your washer
    until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the
    washer fluid can form ice on the windshield,
    blocking your vision.

    Rear Window Wiper/Washer

    {CAUTION:
    In freezing weather, do not use your washer
    until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the
    washer fluid can form ice on the windshield,
    blocking your vision.

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    To turn the rear wiper on, turn the control to either 1, 2,
    or 3. For delayed wiping, turn the control to 1 or 2.
    For steady wiping, turn the control to 3. To turn the
    wiper off, turn the control to 0.
    To wash the rear window, press the washer symbol
    located in the center of the control.
    The rear window washer uses the same fluid bottle
    as the windshield washer. However, the rear window
    washer will run out of fluid before the windshield washer.
    If you can wash your windshield but not your rear
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    Headlamp Washer

    Cruise Control

    Your vehicle may be equipped with a headlamp
    washer system. The headlamp washers clear debris
    from the headlamp lenses by soaking the lens with fluid,
    waiting for about five seconds, then rinsing the loose
    debris from the lenses.

    Your vehicle has
    cruise control. The
    controls are located
    on the end of the turn
    signal/multifunction lever.

    The headlamp washers are located under the
    headlamps. The headlamp washers activate for
    one wash-wait-rinse cycle when the front windshield
    washer button is pressed for the first time after
    your vehicle is turned on. The headlamps washers
    then activate automatically for one cycle after every
    four front windshield washes.
    The headlamps must be on to be washed. If the
    headlamps are off, only the front windshield will be
    washed. See Windshield Washer on page 3-10 for
    more information.

    R (On):

    This position activates the system.

    + (Resume/Accelerate): Push the lever to this
    symbol to make the vehicle accelerate or resume
    to a previously set speed.

    T (Set):
    9 (Off):

    Press this button to set the speed.
    This position turns the system off.

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    With cruise control, a speed of about 25 mph (40 km/h)
    or more can be maintained without keeping your foot
    on the accelerator. This can really help on long
    trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below
    about 25 mph (40 km/h).
    If the brakes are applied, the cruise control shuts off.

    {CAUTION:
    Cruise control can be dangerous where you
    cannot drive safely at a steady speed. So, do
    not use your cruise control on winding roads
    or in heavy traffic.
    Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery
    roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire
    traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and
    you could lose control. Do not use cruise
    control on slippery roads.

    Setting Cruise Control

    {CAUTION:
    If you leave your cruise control on when you
    are not using cruise, you might hit a button
    and go into cruise when you do not want to.
    You could be startled and even lose control.
    Keep the cruise control switch off until you
    want to use cruise control.

    1. Move the cruise control switch to on.
    2. Get up to the desired speed.
    3. Press in the set button at the end of the lever
    and release it.
    4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
    Some vehicles have
    a cruise light on the
    instrument panel cluster
    that comes on when
    the cruise control
    is engaged.

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    Resuming a Set Speed
    Suppose the cruise control is set at a desired speed
    and then the brakes are applied. This disengages
    the cruise control. But it does not need to be reset.
    Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more,
    you can move the cruise control switch briefly from
    on to resume/accelerate.
    You will go right back up to your chosen speed and
    stay there.
    If you hold the switch at resume/accelerate the vehicle
    will keep going faster until you release the switch or
    apply the brake. So unless you want to go faster,
    do not hold the switch at resume/accelerate.

    Increasing Speed While Using
    Cruise Control
    There are two ways to go to a higher speed:

    • Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher
    speed. Press the set button at the end of the
    lever, then release the button and the accelerator
    pedal. You will now cruise at the higher speed. If the
    accelerator pedal is held longer than 60 seconds,
    cruise control will turn off.

    • Move the cruise switch from on to
    resume/accelerate. Hold it there until you reach
    the desired speed, and then release the switch.
    To increase the vehicle speed in very small
    amounts, move the switch briefly to resume/
    accelerate. Each time this is done, the vehicle
    goes about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster.

    Reducing Speed While Using
    Cruise Control
    • Press in the button at the end of the lever until the
    lower desired speed is reached, then release it.

    • To slow down in very small amounts, briefly press
    the set button. Each time this is done, the vehicle
    goes about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower.

    Passing Another Vehicle While Using
    Cruise Control
    Use the accelerator pedal to increase the vehicle’s
    speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, the
    vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed
    set earlier.

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    Using Cruise Control on Hills

    Erasing Speed Memory

    How well the cruise control works on hills depends upon
    the vehicle’s speed, load and the steepness of the
    hills. When going up steep hills, you might have to
    step on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle’s
    speed. When going downhill, you might have to brake
    or shift to a lower gear to keep the vehicle’s speed
    down. When the brakes are applied this disengages the
    cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much
    trouble and do not use cruise control on steep hills.

    The cruise control set speed memory is erased when
    the cruise control or the ignition is turned off.

    Ending Cruise Control
    To turn off the cruise control, do one of the following:






    Headlamps
    The exterior lamp control is located in the middle
    of the turn signal/multifunction lever. See Turn
    Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7.

    O (Exterior Lamp Control):

    Turn the control with this
    symbol on it to operate the exterior lamps.
    The exterior lamp control has the following four positions:

    Step lightly on the brake pedal,
    move the cruise control switch to off, or
    shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N).
    If your vehicle has the StabiliTrak® feature,
    cruise control will turn off if road conditions cause
    StabiliTrak® to activate.

    • If the accelerator pedal is held longer than
    60 seconds, cruise control will turn off.
    The cruise control will turn off automatically if the
    traction control system or StabiliTrak® system activate,
    if your vehicle has either feature.

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    O (On/Off):

    Turn the control to this position to turn off
    the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and Automatic
    Headlamps. Turning the control to this position again
    turns the automatic lighting system back on. This feature
    is not available for vehicles first sold in Canada.
    AUTO (Automatic): Turn the control to this position to
    put the headlamps in automatic mode. AUTO mode
    will turn the exterior lamps on and off depending upon
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    ; (Parking Lamps):

    Turn the control to this position
    to turn on the parking lamps together with the
    following:






    Sidemarker Lamps
    Taillamps
    License Plate Lamps
    Instrument Panel Lights

    5 (Headlamps):

    Turn the control to this position to
    turn on the headlamps, together with the previously
    listed lamps and lights.

    Headlamps on Reminder
    A reminder tone sounds when the headlamps or parking
    lamps are manually turned on, if the driver’s door is
    open and the ignition is in LOCK or ACC. To turn the
    tone off, turn the knob all the way counterclockwise.
    In the automatic mode, the headlamps turn off once
    the ignition key is in LOCK.

    Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
    Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier
    for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day.
    DRL can be helpful in many different driving conditions,
    but they can be especially helpful in the short periods
    after dawn and before sunset. Fully functional daytime
    running lamps are required on all vehicles first sold
    in Canada.
    The DRL will activate when the following conditions
    are met:
    • The ignition is on.
    • The exterior lamps knob is in automatic
    headlamp mode.
    • The light sensor detects daytime light.
    • The transmission is not in PARK (P).
    When DRL are on, either your turn signal lamps or
    headlamps will be on. If your vehicle is equipped with the
    High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting system option, the
    DRL system will turn on your turn signal lamps. If your
    vehicle is not equipped with HID, the DRL system will turn
    on your headlamps at reduced brightness. The taillamps,
    sidemarker and other lamps won’t be on. The instrument
    panel won’t be lit up either.
    When it begins to get dark, the headlamps will
    automatically switch from DRL to the regular headlamps.

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    Automatic Headlamp System
    When it is dark enough outside, the Automatic
    Headlamp System turns on the headlamps when the
    vehicle is started and after the transaxle has been
    shifted out of the PARK (P) position. The headlamps,
    taillamps, sidemarker, and parking lamps will come
    on. The instrument panel lights and radio lights will also
    turn on at normal brightness. Once on, the system
    remains on during these conditions even if the vehicle
    is shifted back into PARK (P).
    The vehicle has a light sensor on the top of the
    instrument panel. Make sure it is not covered or the
    system may come on whenever the ignition is on and
    the vehicle is shifted out of the PARK (P) position.
    The system could also turn on the lamps when driving
    through a parking garage, heavy overcast weather
    or a tunnel. This is normal.
    There is a delay in the transition between the
    daytime and nighttime operation of the Daytime
    Running Lamps (DRL) and the automatic headlamp
    systems, so that driving under bridges or bright
    overhead street lights does not affect the system.

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    The DRL and automatic headlamp system are only
    affected when the light sensor sees a change in lighting
    lasting longer than the delay.
    If you start your vehicle in a dark garage, the automatic
    headlamp system comes on after the transmission is
    shifted out of PARK (P). Once you leave the garage, it
    will take about one minute for the automatic headlamp
    system to change to DRL if it is light outside. During
    that delay, the instrument panel cluster might not be
    as bright as usual. Make sure the instrument panel
    brightness control is in the full bright position.
    If the vehicle is running and the automatic headlamp
    system is already on, it can be turned off by turning
    and releasing the headlamp control at the off position.
    The automatic headlamp system stays off until you
    turn and release the headlamp control at the off position
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    Fog Lamps

    Instrument Panel Brightness

    The fog lamp control is located on the turn
    signal/multifunction lever.

    Turn the knob clockwise
    or counterclockwise to
    brighten or dim the
    interior lights.

    Use the fog lamps for better vision in foggy or misty
    conditions.

    -: The band with this symbol is used to turn the
    fog lamps on and off.
    When the fog lamps are turned on, the parking lamps
    also turn on. A message will also display on the
    DIC when the fog lamps are turned on or off. See
    Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-45.

    • To turn the fog lamps on or off, turn the fog lamp
    band on the lever up to the dot and release it.
    The band will return to its original position.

    • If you turn on the high-beam headlamps, the fog
    lamps will turn off. They will turn back on again
    when you switch back to low-beam headlamps.
    When the Fog Lamps are turned on or off, a message
    will appear on the Driver Information Center. See
    DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-48.

    To turn on the dome lamps, turn the knob completely
    clockwise as far as it will go. The dome lamps stay
    on until they are turned off.

    Dome Lamps
    The dome lamps automatically come on when a door
    is opened, unless the dome lamp override button
    is pressed in.
    The lamps can also be turned on and off by turning
    the instrument panel brightness control clockwise to
    the farthest position.

    Some localities have laws that require the headlamps
    to be on along with the fog lamps.

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    Dome Lamp Override
    The dome override button
    is located to the left of the
    steering column on the
    instrument panel.

    the lamps stay on for a short period of time and then
    turn off automatically. If you use the Remote Keyless
    Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the vehicle, the interior
    lamps come on for a short time whether or not the
    dome lamp override is on.

    Exit Lighting
    With exit lighting, the interior lamps will come on when
    you remove the key from the ignition. If the dome override
    is off, these lights will stay on for a short period of time
    and then will go out.

    Reading Lamps
    To turn the dome lamps off, press the button. The dome
    lamps will remain off when a door is open. This will
    override the illuminated entry feature unless you use your
    remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock the vehicle.
    To return the lamps to automatic operation, press the
    button again. The dome lamps will come on when
    you open any door.

    Entry Lighting
    The vehicle has entry lighting.
    When any door is opened, the dome lamps come
    on as long as the dome override lamp override button
    is not pressed in. When all the doors are closed,

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    Press the indented part of the lenses on the reading
    lamps located in the overhead console to turn them
    on or off.

    Electric Power Management
    The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM) that
    estimates the battery’s temperature and state of charge.
    It then adjusts the voltage for best performance and
    extended life of the battery.
    When the battery’s state of charge is low, the voltage is
    raised slightly to quickly put the charge back in. When the
    state of charge is high, the voltage is lowered slightly to
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    or a voltage display on the Driver Information Center
    (DIC), you may see the voltage move up or down. This is
    normal. If there is a problem, an alert will be displayed.
    The battery can be discharged at idle if the electrical
    loads are very high. This is true for all vehicles. This is
    because the generator (alternator) may not be spinning
    fast enough at idle to produce all the power that is
    needed for very high electrical loads.
    A high electrical load occurs when several of the
    following loads are on: headlamps, high beams, fog
    lamps, rear window defogger, climate control fan at high
    speed, heated seats, engine cooling fans, trailer loads,
    and loads plugged into accessory power outlets.
    EPM works to prevent excessive discharge of the battery.
    It does this by balancing the generator’s output and the
    vehicle’s electrical needs. It can increase engine idle
    speed to generate more power, whenever needed.
    It can temporarily reduce the power demands of some
    accessories.
    Normally, these actions occur in steps or levels, without
    being noticeable. In rare cases at the highest levels of
    corrective action, this action may be noticeable to the
    driver. If so, a Driver Information Center (DIC) message
    might be displayed, such as Battery Saver Active or
    Service Battery Charging System. If this message is
    displayed, it is recommended that the driver reduce the
    electrical loads as much as possible. See DIC Warnings
    and Messages on page 3-48.

    Battery Run-Down Protection
    This feature shuts off the dome, courtesy, and vanity
    lamps if they are left on for more than 20 minutes
    when the ignition is off. This will keep the battery from
    running down.
    If the battery run-down protection shuts off the interior
    lamps, it may be necessary to do one of the following to
    return to normal operation:
    • Shut off all lamps and close all doors.
    • Turn the ignition key to RUN.
    This feature will also turn off the parking lamps and
    headlamps under most circumstances, if they are left on.
    If you would like to turn them back on, turn the exterior
    lamps knob.

    Accessory Power Outlet(s)
    With the accessory power outlets, you can plug in
    auxiliary electrical equipment such as a cellular
    telephone or CB radio.
    Your vehicle has three accessory power outlets. There
    are two outlets located below the climate controls
    and one outlet is on the rear of the center floor console.
    Remove the cover from the outlet to use the outlet.
    Be sure to put the cover back on when not using the
    accessory power outlet.
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    Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible
    with the accessory power outlet and could result
    in blown vehicle or adaptor fuses. If you experience a
    problem, see your dealer for additional information
    on the accessory power outlets.
    Notice: Adding any electrical equipment to your
    vehicle may damage it or keep other components
    from working as they should. The repairs would not
    be covered by your warranty. Do not use equipment
    exceeding maximum amperage rating of 20 amperes.
    Check with your dealer/retailer before adding
    electrical equipment.

    Climate Controls
    Dual Automatic Climate Control
    System

    When adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow
    the proper installation instructions included with
    the equipment.
    Notice: Improper use of the power outlet can cause
    damage not covered by your warranty. Do not hang
    any type of accessory or accessory bracket from
    the plug because the power outlets are designed for
    accessory power plugs only.

    With this system you can control the heating, cooling
    and ventilation for your vehicle. When your vehicle is
    first started and the climate control system is on, or
    if the climate control system has been turned on, the
    display will show the driver’s temperature setting for
    five seconds. Then it will show the outside temperature.

    9 (Off): Press this button to turn off the entire climate
    control system. Outside air will still enter the vehicle,
    and will be directed to the floor. Press the AUTO button,
    the mode button, the fan arrows, or either temperature
    knob to turn the system on.
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    C (Mode): Press this button to manually select the
    air delivery mode to the floor, instrument panel, or
    windshield outlets. The system will stay in the selected
    mode until the mode button is pressed again or the
    AUTO button is pressed.
    Driver’s Side Temperature Knob: Turn this knob
    clockwise or counterclockwise to raise or lower
    the temperature on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The
    display will show the temperature setting decreasing
    or increasing and an arrow pointing toward the driver.
    This knob can also adjust the passenger’s side
    temperature setting if the two are linked.
    Passenger’s Side Temperature Knob: Turn this
    knob clockwise or counterclockwise to manually raise
    or lower the temperature on the passenger’s side of
    the vehicle. The display will show the temperature
    setting decreasing or increasing and an arrow pointing
    toward the passenger. The passenger’s temperature
    setting can be set to match and link to the driver’s
    temperature setting by pressing and holding the
    AUTO button for three seconds. When adjusting the
    driver’s side temperature setting, the passenger’s
    side temperature setting will follow and both arrows
    will appear on the display. The passenger’s side
    temperature setting also resets and relinks to the
    driver’s side temperature setting if the vehicle has
    been off for more than three hours.

    Outside Air Temperature Display
    A new outside temperature reading will be displayed
    if the vehicle has been off for more than three hours.
    If the vehicle has been off for less than three hours,
    the old temperature reading may be displayed because
    underhood heat is affecting the true outside temperature.
    Underhood heat can also affect the outside temperature
    while the engine is running. It may also take several
    minutes of driving before the display updates to
    the actual outside temperature.

    Automatic Operation
    AUTO (Automatic): When automatic operation is
    active, the system will control the inside temperature,
    the air delivery mode, and the fan speed.
    Use the steps below to place the entire system in
    automatic mode:
    1. Press the AUTO button.
    When AUTO is selected, the air conditioning
    operation and air outlet mode will be automatically
    controlled. The air conditioning compressor will
    run continuously when the outside temperature
    is over approximately 40°F (4°C). The air inlet will
    normally be set to outside air. If it’s hot outside,
    the air inlet will automatically switch to recirculate
    inside air to help quickly cool down your vehicle.

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    2. Set the driver’s and passenger’s temperature.
    To find your comfort setting, start with a 72°F (22°C)
    temperature setting and allow about 20 minutes
    for the system to adjust. Turn the driver’s or
    passenger’s side temperature knob to adjust the
    temperature setting as necessary. If you choose the
    temperature setting of 60°F (15°C), the system
    will remain at the maximum cooling setting. If you
    choose the temperature setting of 90°F (32°C),
    the system will remain at the maximum heat setting.
    Choosing either maximum setting may not cause
    the vehicle to heat or cool any faster.

    H (Vent):

    This mode directs air to the instrument
    panel outlets.

    ) (Bi-Level):

    This mode directs approximately half
    of the air to the instrument panel outlets, then directs the
    remaining air to the floor outlets. A little air is directed
    toward the windshield and the side window outlets.
    Cooler air is directed to the upper outlets and warmer
    air to the floor outlets.

    6 (Floor):

    Manual Operation

    This mode directs most of the air to the
    floor outlets. Some air also comes out of the defroster
    and side window outlets. The recirculation button
    cannot be selected in floor mode.

    To change the current setting, select one of the
    following:

    @ (Recirculation):

    w9x (Fan):

    This button allows you to manually
    adjust the fan speed. Press the up arrow to increase fan
    speed and the down arrow to decrease fan speed. The
    display will change to show you the selected fan speed
    and the driver’s side temperature setting for five seconds.

    C (Mode): Press this button to manually change the
    direction of the airflow in your vehicle. Keep pressing
    the button until the desired mode appears on the display.
    The display will change to show you the selected air
    delivery mode and the driver’s temperature setting for
    five seconds.
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    Press this button to turn
    recirculation mode on or off. When this button is
    pressed, an indicator light in the button will also come
    on to let you know that it is activated. Recirculation
    mode is used to recirculate the air inside of your vehicle.
    Use this mode to help prevent outside odors and/or
    dust from entering your vehicle or to help cool the
    air inside of your vehicle more quickly. Recirculation
    mode can be used with vent and bi-level modes, but it
    cannot be used with floor, defog or defrost modes.
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    If recirculation mode is selected with floor, defog, or
    defrost modes, the indicator will flash three times and
    then turn off indicating the selection is not available.
    You may also notice that the air conditioning compressor
    will run while in recirculation mode. This is normal
    and will help to prevent fogging.
    If the weather is cold and damp, the system may cause
    the windows to fog while using recirculation mode.
    If the windows do start to fog, select defog or defrost
    mode and increase fan speed.
    Recirculation mode, if selected, will be cleared when
    the engine is turned off.

    #A/C (Air Conditioning):

    Press this button to
    manually turn the air conditioning system on or off.
    When the system is on, the system will automatically
    begin to cool and dehumidify the air inside of your
    vehicle. The air conditioning symbol will appear on the
    display when the air conditioning is on and will turn
    off when the air conditioning is off.
    If you turn the air conditioning off while in front defrost
    or defog mode, the air conditioning symbol will turn
    off, however, the A/C compressor will remain on to
    help de-humidify the air inside the vehicle. If one of
    the other modes is selected the compressor will
    then turn the A/C off until it is selected again or the
    AUTO button is pressed.

    To avoid fogging the inside glass on rainy and humid
    days at a temperature above freezing, press the
    air conditioning button to run the A/C compressor. Also
    it is best to avoid the use of the recirculation mode
    except when maximum air conditioning performance
    is needed or for short times to avoid exterior odors.
    You may notice a slight change in engine performance
    when the air-conditioning compressor shuts off and
    turns on again. This is normal.

    Defogging and Defrosting
    Fog on the inside of the windows is a result of moisture
    condensing on the cool window glass. This can be
    reduced if the climate control system is used properly.
    You can use either defog or front defrost to clear
    fog or frost from your windshield.

    - (Defog):

    Use this setting to clear the windows of
    fog or moisture. This setting will deliver air to the
    floor and windshield outlets.

    0 (Front Defrost):

    Press the front defrost button
    to clear the windshield and side windows of frost or
    fog quickly. The system will automatically control the
    fan speed if you select defrost from AUTO mode.
    If the outside temperature is 40°F (4°C) or warmer,
    your air conditioning compressor will automatically
    run to help dehumidify the air and dry the windshield.
    Do not drive the vehicle until all the windows are clear.
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    Rear Window Defogger
    The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to
    remove fog from the rear window.

    < (Rear):

    Press this button to turn the rear window
    defogger on or off.
    An indicator light in the button will come on to let you
    know that the rear window defogger is activated.
    The rear window defogger will turn off approximately
    10 minutes after the button is pressed. If you need
    additional warming time, press the button again.
    The heated mirrors will also come on when you press
    this button. See Outside Heated Mirrors on page 2-36.

    Notice: Do not use a razor blade or sharp object
    to clear the inside rear window. Do not adhere
    anything to the defogger grid lines in the rear glass.
    These actions may damage the rear defogger.
    Repairs would not be covered by your warranty.

    Outlet Adjustment
    Use the air outlets located in the center and on the
    sides of your instrument panel to direct the airflow.

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    Operation Tips
    • Keep the hood and front air inlets free of ice, snow,
    or any other obstruction, such as leaves. The
    heater and defroster will work far better, reducing
    the chance of fogging the inside of your windows.

    • When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, select
    maximum blower speed for a few moments
    before driving. This helps clear the intake ducts
    of snow and moisture, and reduces the chance of
    fogging the inside of your window.

    • Keep the air path under the front seats clear of
    objects. This helps air to circulate throughout
    your vehicle.

    • Adding outside equipment to the front of your
    vehicle, such as hood-air deflectors, may affect the
    performance of the heating and air conditioning
    system. Check with your dealer before adding
    equipment to the outside of your vehicle.

    Rear Climate Control System
    The lower buttons on the rear seat audio are used to
    adjust the rear seat climate controls. The temperature
    of the air coming through the rear outlets is determined
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    Climate Controls Personalization

    z9y (Fan): Press this button to adjust the fan
    speed.

    Your vehicle is equipped with a Driver Information
    Center (DIC). You can store and recall the climate
    control settings for temperature, air delivery mode
    and fan speed for two different drivers. The personal
    choice settings recalled are determined by the
    transmitter used to enter the vehicle. After the button
    with the unlock symbol on a remote keyless entry
    transmitter is pressed, the climate control will adjust to
    the last settings of the identified driver. The settings
    can also be changed by pressing one of the memory
    buttons (1 or 2) located on the driver’s door.
    When adjustments are made, the new settings are
    automatically saved for the driver.

    z\y (Mode): Press this button to change the
    direction of airflow in the rear seat area to either vent,
    bi-level or floor mode.

    P (On/Off): Press this button to turn the rear climate
    controls on or off.
    The rear control will only turn on if the front is on and
    not in defrost mode.

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    Warning Lights, Gages,
    and Indicators
    This part describes the warning lights and gages on
    your vehicle. The pictures help to locate them.
    Warning lights and gages can signal that something
    is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause
    an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention
    to the warning lights and gages could also save you
    or others from injury.
    Warning lights come on when there may be or is a
    problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. As the
    details show on the next few pages, some warning lights
    come on briefly when you start the engine just to let
    you know they are working. If you are familiar with this
    section, you should not be alarmed when this happens.

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    Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem
    with one of your vehicle’s functions. Often gages and
    warning lights work together to let you know when there
    is a problem with your vehicle.
    When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on
    as you are driving, or when one of the gages shows
    there may be a problem, check the section that tells
    you what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s
    advice. Waiting to do repairs can be costly and even
    dangerous. So please get to know your vehicle’s
    warning lights and gages. They can be a big help.
    Your vehicle may also have a Driver Information
    Center (DIC) that works along with the warning lights
    and gages. See Driver Information Center (DIC)
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    Instrument Panel Cluster
    Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You will know how
    fast you are going, about how much fuel you have used, and many other things you will need to know to drive safely
    and economically.

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    Speedometer and Odometer
    The speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles
    per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h).

    The odometer works together with the Driver Information
    Center (DIC). You can set a Trip A and Trip B odometer.
    See “Trip Information” under DIC Operation and Displays
    on page 3-45.

    The odometer shows how far your vehicle has been
    driven, in either miles (used in the United States)
    or kilometers (used in Canada).

    The odometer mileage can be checked without the
    vehicle running. Press the trip stem on the instrument
    panel cluster.

    The odometer mileage can be checked without the
    vehicle running. Press the trip stem located on
    the instrument panel cluster.

    Tachometer

    If your vehicle needs a new odometer installed, the
    new one will be set to the correct mileage total of
    the old odometer.

    Trip Odometer
    The trip odometer can tell you how far your vehicle
    has been driven since you last set the trip odometer
    to zero.

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    The tachometer
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    Safety Belt Reminders

    Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light

    Safety Belt Reminder Light

    Several seconds after the engine is started, a chime
    will sound for several seconds to remind the front
    passenger to buckle their safety belt. This would only
    occur if the passenger airbag is enabled. See Passenger
    Sensing System on page 1-61 for more information.
    The passenger safety belt light, located on the
    instrument panel, will come on and stay on for
    several seconds and then flash for several more.

    When the engine is started, a chime will come on for
    several seconds to remind people to fasten their safety
    belts, unless the driver’s safety belt is already buckled.
    The safety belt light will
    also come on and stay
    on for several seconds,
    then it will flash for
    several more.

    This chime and light is repeated if the driver remains
    unbuckled and the vehicle is in motion. If the driver’s
    belt is already buckled, neither the chime nor the
    light will come on.

    This chime and light are
    repeated if the passenger
    remains unbuckled and
    the vehicle is in motion.

    If the passenger’s safety belt is buckled, neither the
    chime nor the light will come on.

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    Airbag Readiness Light
    There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument
    panel cluster, which shows the airbag symbol. The
    system checks the airbag’s electrical system for
    malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical
    problem. The system check includes the airbag
    sensor, the pretensioners, the airbag modules, the
    wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module.
    For more information on the airbag system, see
    Airbag System on page 1-52.
    This light will come on
    when you start your
    vehicle, and it will flash
    for a few seconds.
    The light should go out
    and the system is ready.

    If the airbag readiness light stays on after you
    start the vehicle or comes on when you are driving,
    your airbag system may not work properly.
    Have your vehicle serviced right away.

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    {CAUTION:
    If the airbag readiness light stays on after you
    start your vehicle, it means the airbag system
    may not be working properly. The airbags in
    your vehicle may not inflate in a crash, or they
    could even inflate without a crash. To help avoid
    injury to yourself or others, have your vehicle
    serviced right away if the airbag readiness light
    stays on after you start your vehicle.
    The airbag readiness light should flash for a few seconds
    when you start the engine. If the light does not come on
    then, have it fixed immediately. If there is a problem
    with the airbag system, an airbag Driver Information
    Center (DIC) message may also come on. See DIC
    Warnings and Messages on page 3-48 for more
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    Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
    Your vehicle has the passenger sensing system. Your
    rearview mirror has a passenger airbag status indicator.

    Then, after several more seconds, the status indicator
    will light either ON or OFF, or either the on or off symbol
    to let you know the status of the right front passenger’s
    frontal airbag.
    If the word ON or the on symbol is lit on the passenger
    airbag status indicator, it means that the right front
    passenger’s frontal airbag is enabled (may inflate).

    {CAUTION:
    United States

    Canada
    When you start the vehicle, the passenger airbag
    status indicator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol
    for on and off, for several seconds as a system check.

    If the on indicator comes on when you have
    a rear-facing child restraint installed in the
    right front passenger’s seat, it means that the
    passenger sensing system has not turned off
    the passenger’s frontal airbag. A child in a
    rear-facing child restraint can be seriously
    injured or killed if the right front passenger’s
    airbag inflates. This is because the back of the
    rear-facing child restraint would be very close
    to the inflating airbag. Do not use a rear-facing
    child restraint in the right front passenger’s
    seat if the airbag is turned on.

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    {CAUTION:
    Even though the passenger sensing system is
    designed to turn off the right front passenger’s
    frontal airbag if the system detects a rear-facing
    child restraint, no system is fail-safe, and
    no one can guarantee that an airbag will not
    deploy under some unusual circumstance,
    even though it is turned off. We recommend
    that rear-facing child restraints be secured in
    the rear seat, even if the airbag is off.
    If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit on the airbag
    status indicator, it means that the passenger sensing
    system has turned off the right front passenger’s frontal
    airbag. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61
    for more on this, including important safety information.

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    If, after several seconds, both status indicator lights
    remain on, or if there are no lights at all, there may
    be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing
    system. See your dealer/retailer for service.

    {CAUTION:
    If the airbag readiness light in the instrument
    panel cluster ever comes on and stays on,
    it means that something may be wrong with
    the airbag system. If this ever happens, have
    the vehicle serviced promptly, because an
    adult-size person sitting in the right front
    passenger’s seat may not have the protection
    of the airbag(s). See Airbag Readiness Light
    on page 3-30 for more on this, including
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    Charging System Light

    Voltmeter Gage

    This light will come on
    briefly when you turn
    on the ignition key, but
    the engine is not running,
    as a check to show
    you it is working.

    It should go out once the engine is running. If it stays
    on, or comes on while driving, there could be a problem
    with the charging system. A charging system Driver
    Information Center (DIC) message may also appear.
    See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-48
    for more information. This light could indicate that
    there are problems with a generator drive belt, or that
    there is an electrical problem. Have it checked right
    away. If you must drive a short distance with the
    light on, be certain to turn off all the accessories,
    such as the radio and air conditioner.

    United States

    Canada

    When your engine is not running, but the ignition is on,
    this gage shows the battery’s state of charge in DC volts.
    When the engine is running, the gage shows the
    condition of the charging system. The gage may
    transition from a higher to lower or a lower to higher
    reading. This is normal. Readings between the low
    and high warning zones indicate the normal operating
    range. The voltmeter gage may also read lower when
    in fuel economy mode. This is normal.

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    Readings in the low warning zone may occur when a
    large number of electrical accessories are operating
    in the vehicle and the engine is left idling for an
    extended period. This condition is normal since the
    charging system is not able to provide full power
    at engine idle. As engine speeds are increased, this
    condition should correct itself as higher engine speeds
    allow the charging system to create maximum power.

    Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into
    two parts. If one part is not working, the other part can
    still work and stop you. For good braking, though,
    you need both parts working well.
    If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake
    problem. Have your brake system inspected right away.

    You can only drive for a short time with the reading
    in either warning zone. If you must drive, turn off
    all unnecessary accessories.
    Readings in either warning zone indicate a possible
    problem in the electrical system. Have the vehicle
    serviced as soon as possible.

    Brake System Warning Light
    When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light
    will come on when you set your parking brake. The
    light will stay on if your parking brake does not release
    fully. If it stays on after your parking brake is fully
    released, it means your vehicle has a brake problem.
    A chime may also sound when the light comes on.

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    United States

    Canada

    This light should come on briefly when you turn the
    ignition key to RUN. If it does not come on then, have it
    fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.
    If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the
    road and stop carefully. You may notice that the pedal is
    harder to push or the pedal may go closer to the floor.
    It may take longer to stop. If the light is still on, have the
    vehicle towed for service. See Towing Your Vehicle
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    That is normal. If the light does not come on then,
    have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there
    is a problem.

    {CAUTION:
    Your brake system may not be working
    properly if the brake system warning light is
    on. Driving with the brake system warning
    light on can lead to an accident. If the light
    is still on after you have pulled off the road
    and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed
    for service.

    Antilock Brake System
    Warning Light

    If the ABS light stays on, turn the ignition off, if the light
    comes on when you are driving, stop as soon as it is
    safely possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the
    engine again to reset the system. If the ABS light still
    stays on, or comes on again while you are driving, your
    vehicle needs service. If the regular brake system
    warning light is not on, your vehicle still has brakes, but
    not antilock brakes. If the regular brake system warning
    light is also on, your vehicle does not have antilock
    brakes and there is a problem with the regular brakes.
    See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-34.
    For vehicles with a Driver Information Center (DIC),
    see DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-48 for
    all brake related DIC messages.

    For vehicles with
    the Antilock Brake
    System (ABS), this
    light comes on briefly
    when the engine
    is started.

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    StabiliTrak® Service Light
    This light will come
    on briefly when the
    engine is started.

    This light will come on if any portion of the system has
    been manually turned off or a problem is detected
    in the system.
    If your vehicle is equipped with a Driver Information
    Center, a message will appear also, see DIC Warnings
    and Messages on page 3-48 and StabiliTrak® System
    on page 4-5 for more information.

    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
    This light will come on if a problem is detected in
    the StabiliTrak® system.
    For more information see StabiliTrak® System
    on page 4-5.

    StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
    This warning light should
    come on briefly when the
    engine is started.
    United States

    During most driving conditions, this light will not come
    on. If the StabiliTrak® System is actively controlling
    the stability and/or traction of the vehicle, this light
    will blink. This is normal.
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    Canada

    This gage shows the engine coolant temperature.
    If the gage pointer moves into the red area, the engine
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    If you have been operating your vehicle under normal
    driving conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your
    vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible.
    See Engine Overheating on page 5-30.

    Tire Pressure Light
    Your vehicle has a
    tire pressure light.

    When the Light is Solid
    This indicates that one or more of your tires are
    significantly underinflated.
    A tire pressure message in the Driver Information
    Center (DIC), may accompany the light. See DIC
    Warnings and Messages on page 3-48 for more
    information. Stop and check your tires as soon as it
    is safe to do so. If underinflated, inflate to the proper
    pressure. See Tires on page 5-60 for more information.

    When the Light Flashes First and
    Then is Solid

    This light comes on briefly when the engine is started
    and provides information about tire pressures and
    the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

    This indicates that there may be a problem with the
    Tire Pressure Monitor System. The light flashes
    for about a minute and stays on solid for the remainder
    of the ignition cycle. This sequence will repeat with
    every ignition cycle. See Tire Pressure Monitor System
    on page 5-70 for more information.

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    Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    Check Engine Light
    A computer system called OBD II (On-Board
    Diagnostics-Second Generation) monitors operation of
    the fuel, ignition, and emission control systems. It makes
    sure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of
    the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment.
    The check engine
    light comes on to
    indicate that there
    is an OBD II problem
    and service is required.

    Notice: Modifications made to the engine,
    transmission, exhaust, intake, or fuel system of
    your vehicle or the replacement of the original tires
    with other than those of the same Tire Performance
    Criteria (TPC) can affect your vehicle’s emission
    controls and can cause this light to come on.
    Modifications to these systems could lead to costly
    repairs not covered by your warranty. This could
    also result in a failure to pass a required Emission
    Inspection/Maintenance test. See Accessories
    and Modifications on page 5-3.
    This light comes on, as a check to show it is working,
    when the ignition is turned ON/RUN but the engine is not
    running. If the light does not come on, have it repaired.
    This light also comes on during a malfunction in
    one of two ways:

    • Light Flashing — A misfire condition has been
    Malfunctions often are indicated by the system before
    any problem is apparent. This can prevent more serious
    damage to your vehicle. This system is also designed
    to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing
    any malfunction.
    Notice: If you keep driving your vehicle with this
    light on, after a while, the emission controls
    might not work as well, your vehicle’s fuel economy
    might not be as good, and the engine might not
    run as smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs
    that might not be covered by your warranty.
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    detected. A misfire increases vehicle emissions
    and could damage the emission control system
    on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service might
    be required.

    • Light On Steady — An emission control system
    malfunction has been detected on your vehicle.
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    If the Light is Flashing
    The following can prevent more serious damage
    to your vehicle:
    • Reduce vehicle speed.
    • Avoid hard accelerations.
    • Avoid steep uphill grades.
    • If you are towing a trailer, reduce the amount of
    cargo being hauled as soon as it is possible.
    If the light stops flashing and remains on steady,
    see “If the Light Is On Steady” following.
    If the light continues to flash, when it is safe to do so,
    stop the vehicle. Find a safe place to park the vehicle.
    Turn the ignition off, wait at least 10 seconds, and restart
    the engine. If the light remains on steady, see “If the
    Light Is On Steady” following. If the light is still flashing,
    follow the previous steps and see your dealer/retailer
    for service as soon as possible.

    If the Light Is On Steady
    You might be able to correct the emission system
    malfunction by considering the following:
    Did you recently put fuel into your vehicle?
    If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to fully install the
    cap. See Filling the Tank on page 5-7. The diagnostic
    system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or

    improperly installed. A loose or missing fuel cap allows
    fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips
    with the cap properly installed should turn the light off.
    Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water?
    If so, your vehicle’s electrical system might be wet. The
    condition is usually corrected when the electrical system
    dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off.
    Have you recently changed brands of fuel?
    If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel. See
    Gasoline Octane on page 5-5. Poor fuel quality causes
    the engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You
    might notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when
    you put the vehicle into gear, misfiring, hesitation on
    acceleration, or stumbling on acceleration — these
    conditions might go away once the engine is warmed
    up. This will be detected by the system and cause the
    light to turn on.
    If you experience one or more of these conditions,
    change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least
    one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off.
    If none of the above steps have made the light turn off,
    your dealer/retailer can check the vehicle. Your dealer/
    retailer has the proper test equipment and diagnostic
    tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems
    that might have developed.

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    Emissions Inspection and
    Maintenance Programs

    Oil Pressure Gage

    Some state/provincial and local governments have or
    might begin programs to inspect the emission control
    equipment on your vehicle. Failure to pass this
    inspection could prevent you from getting a vehicle
    registration.
    Here are some things you need to know to help your
    vehicle pass an inspection:
    Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the check
    engine light is on or not working properly.
    Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the
    OBD (on-board diagnostic) system determines that
    critical emission control systems have not been
    completely diagnosed by the system. The vehicle
    would be considered not ready for inspection. This can
    happen if you have recently replaced the battery or
    if the battery has run down. The diagnostic system
    is designed to evaluate critical emission control systems
    during normal driving. This can take several days of
    routine driving. If you have done this and your vehicle
    still does not pass the inspection for lack of OBD system
    readiness, your dealer/retailer can prepare the vehicle
    for inspection.

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    United States

    Canada

    The oil pressure gage shows the engine oil pressure in
    psi (pounds per square inch) when the engine is running.
    Canadian vehicles indicate pressure in kPa (kilopascals).
    Oil pressure may vary with engine speed, outside
    temperature and oil viscosity, but readings above the
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    A reading in the low pressure zone may be caused
    by a dangerously low oil level or other problems
    causing low oil pressure.

    {CAUTION:
    Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low.
    If you do, your engine can become so hot that
    it catches fire. You or others could be burned.
    Check your oil as soon as possible and have
    your vehicle serviced.
    Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may
    damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered
    by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance
    schedule in this manual for changing engine oil.

    Security Light
    For information
    regarding this light
    and the vehicle’s
    security system, see
    Content Theft-Deterrent
    on page 2-16.

    Cruise Control Light
    If your vehicle has
    a Driver Information
    Center (DIC), this light
    will come on when
    the cruise control is set.

    See Cruise Control on page 3-11 and DIC Warnings
    and Messages on page 3-48 for more information.

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    Reduced Engine Power Light
    This light comes on
    when a noticeable
    reduction in the vehicle’s
    performance occurs.

    The vehicle can be driven at a reduced speed when
    the reduced engine power light is on, but acceleration
    and speed may be reduced. The performance may
    be reduced until the next time you drive your vehicle.
    If this light stays on, see your dealer as soon as possible
    for diagnosis and repair.
    This light may also come on if there is a problem
    with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system.
    If this happens, take the vehicle in for service
    as soon as possible.

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    Highbeam On Light
    This light comes
    on when the high-beam
    headlamps are in use.

    See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 3-8
    for more information.

    Service All-Wheel Drive Light
    This light should come
    on briefly when you
    turn on the ignition,
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    The service all-wheel drive light comes on to indicate
    that there may be a problem with the drive system and
    service is required. Malfunctions can be indicated by
    the system before any problem is apparent, which may
    prevent serious damage to the vehicle. This system
    is also designed to assist your dealer in correctly
    diagnosing a malfunction.

    Gate Ajar Light
    If this light comes on,
    the liftgate or liftglass
    is not completely shut.

    Check Gages Warning Light
    The check gages light
    will come on briefly
    when you are starting
    the engine.

    Close the liftgate or liftglass. Never drive with the
    liftgate or liftglass even partially open.

    If the light comes on and stays on while you are
    driving, check your coolant temperature and
    engine oil pressure gages to see if they are in
    the warning zones.

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    • The gage moves a little when you turn a corner

    Fuel Gage

    or speed up.

    • The gage doesn’t go back to empty when you turn
    off the ignition.

    Low Fuel Warning Light
    The light next to the fuel gage will come on briefly when
    you are starting the engine.
    This light comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. To
    turn it off, add fuel to the fuel tank. See Fuel on page 5-4.
    United States

    Canada

    When the ignition is on, the fuel gage tells you about
    how much fuel you have remaining.
    Here are four things that some owners ask about.
    None of these show a problem with your fuel gage:

    Check Gas Cap Light
    If your vehicle has
    this light, it will come
    on if your gas cap is
    not securely fastened.

    • At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off before
    the gage reads full.

    • It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the
    gage indicated. For example, the gage may have
    indicated the tank was half full, but it actually took
    a little more or less than half the tank’s capacity
    to fill the tank.

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    Driver Information Center (DIC)

    q (Customization):

    The Driver Information Center (DIC) display is located
    on the instrument panel cluster, below the speedometer.
    The DIC buttons are located on the center of the
    instrument panel, above the radio. The DIC can display
    information such as the trip odometer, fuel economy,
    customization features, and warning/status messages.

    r (Select):

    Press this button to access the
    vehicle settings menu and customize the personal
    settings on your vehicle. See DIC Vehicle Customization
    on page 3-53 for more information.

    Press this button to reset certain DIC
    functions and set your customization settings.
    Pressing any of the DIC buttons will acknowledge DIC
    messages and clear them from the DIC display.

    DIC Operation and Displays
    The DIC comes on when the ignition is on. After a short
    delay the DIC will display the information that was
    last displayed before the engine was turned off.

    r (Fuel Information):

    Press this button to display the
    fuel range, fuel used, average fuel economy, and engine
    oil life. See DIC Operation and Displays on page 3-45
    for more information.

    3 (Trip Information): Press this button to display
    the odometer, trip odometers, tire pressure, and
    timer. See DIC Operation and Displays on page 3-45
    for more information.
    | (Hazard): Press this button to turn the hazard
    warning flashers on and off. See Hazard Warning
    Flashers on page 3-6 for more information.

    If a problem is detected, a warning message will appear
    on the display. Pressing the trip stem on the instrument
    panel cluster or any of the DIC buttons will acknowledge
    any warning or service messages.
    You should take any message that appears on the
    display seriously and remember that clearing the
    message will only make the message disappear, not
    correct the problem.
    The DIC has different modes which can be accessed by
    pressing the four DIC buttons located on the center of the
    instrument panel, above the radio. These buttons are fuel
    information, trip information, customization, and select.
    The button functions are detailed in the following pages.
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    Fuel Information Button
    r (Fuel Information):

    Press this button to scroll
    through the fuel range, fuel used, average fuel economy,
    and the engine oil life system.
    Fuel Range: Press the fuel information button until
    RANGE appears on the display. This mode shows the
    remaining distance you can drive without refueling. It is
    based on fuel economy and the fuel remaining in the fuel
    tank. The display will show LOW if the fuel level is low.
    The fuel economy data used to determine fuel range is
    an average of recent driving conditions. As your driving
    conditions change, this data is gradually updated.
    Fuel range cannot be reset.
    Fuel Used: Press the fuel information button until
    FUEL USED appears on the display. This mode shows
    the number of gallons or liters of fuel used since the
    last reset of this menu item. To reset the fuel used
    information, press and hold the select button for
    one second while FUEL USED is displayed.
    Average Fuel Economy: Press the fuel information
    button until AVG. ECON appears on the display.
    This mode shows how many miles per gallon (MPG),
    kilometers per liter (km/L), or liters per 100 kilometers
    (L/100 km) your vehicle is getting based on current
    and past driving conditions.

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    Press and hold the select button for one second while
    AVG. ECON is displayed to reset the average fuel
    economy. Average fuel economy will then be calculated
    starting from that point. If the average fuel economy is not
    reset, it will be continually updated each time you drive.
    Engine Oil Life System: Press the fuel information
    button until ENGINE OIL LIFE appears on the display.
    The engine oil life system shows an estimate of the
    oil’s remaining useful life. It will show 100% when the
    system is reset after an oil change. It will alert you
    to change your oil on a schedule consistent with your
    driving conditions.
    Always reset the engine oil life system after an oil
    change. To reset the engine oil life system, see
    Engine Oil Life System on page 5-22.
    In addition to the engine oil life system monitoring the
    oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the
    Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Engine Oil
    on page 5-18 and Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-3.

    Trip Information Button
    3 (Trip Information): Press this button to scroll
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    Odometer: Press the trip information button until
    ODOMETER appears on the display. This mode
    shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven
    in either miles or kilometers. Pressing the trip stem
    located on the instrument panel cluster with the vehicle
    off will also display the odometer.
    Trip A: Press the trip information button until TRIP A
    appears on the display. This mode shows the current
    distance traveled since the last reset for TRIP A in either
    miles or kilometers.
    Trip B: Press the trip information button until TRIP B
    appears on the display. This mode shows the current
    distance traveled since the last reset for TRIP B in
    either miles or kilometers.
    To reset TRIP A or TRIP B information, press and hold
    the select button for one second while in one of the
    trip modes. This will reset the information for TRIP A
    or TRIP B.
    You can also reset the TRIP A or TRIP B while they are
    displayed by pressing the trip stem. If you press and
    hold the trip stem or the select button for more than
    four seconds, the display will show the distance traveled
    since the last ignition cycle for TRIP A or TRIP B.

    Tire Pressures: Press the trip information button
    until TIRE PRESSURES appears on the display. This
    mode shows the tire pressure in pounds per square
    inch (psi) or kilopascals (kPa). Press the select button
    to scroll through the following information:
    • LF TIRE shows the tire pressure for the front
    driver’s side tire.
    • RF TIRE shows the tire pressure for the front
    passenger’s side tire.
    • LR TIRE shows the tire pressure for the rear
    driver’s side tire.
    • RR TIRE shows the tire pressure for the rear
    passenger’s side tire.
    Timer: The DIC can be used as a timer. Press the
    select button while TIMER is displayed to start the timer.
    The display will show the amount of time that has passed
    since the timer was last reset, not including time the
    ignition is off. Time will continue to be counted as long
    as the ignition is on, even if another display is being
    shown on the DIC. The timer will record up to 99 hours,
    59 minutes, and 59 seconds (99:59:59), after which the
    display will roll back to zero.
    To stop the counting of time, press the select button
    briefly while TIMER is displayed.
    To reset the timer to zero, press and hold the select
    button while TIMER is displayed.

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    Customization Button
    q (Customization):

    Press this button to access
    the VEHICLE SETTINGS menu and customize
    the settings to your vehicle. See DIC Vehicle
    Customization on page 3-53 for more information.

    Some messages cannot be cleared from the display
    because they are more urgent. These messages require
    action before they can be removed from the DIC display.
    Take any messages that appear on the display seriously
    and remember that clearing the messages will only make
    the messages disappear, not correct the problem.

    Select Button

    The following are the possible messages that can be
    displayed and some information about them.

    r (Select):

    CHANGE ENGINE OIL

    Press the select button to reset certain
    DIC functions, turn off or acknowledge messages on
    the DIC display, and set your customization settings.
    For example, this button will allow you to reset the trip
    odometers, turn off the FUEL LEVEL LOW message,
    and enables you to scroll through and select the
    language in which the DIC information will appear.

    DIC Warnings and Messages
    Messages are displayed on the DIC to notify the driver
    that the status of the vehicle has changed and that
    some action may be needed to correct the condition.
    Multiple messages may appear one after another.
    Some messages may not require immediate action.
    Press any of the DIC buttons on the instrument panel
    or the trip odometer reset stem on the instrument panel
    cluster to acknowledge that you received the messages
    and to clear them from the display.
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    This message displays when the engine oil needs to
    be changed and service is required for your vehicle.
    See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-3 and Engine
    Oil on page 5-18 for more information. Also see
    Engine Oil Life System on page 5-22 for information
    on how to reset the message. This message clears
    itself after 10 seconds until the next ignition cycle.

    CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
    This message displays when the pressure in one or
    more of the vehicle’s tires needs to be checked.
    If a tire pressure message appears on the DIC,
    stop as soon as you can. Have the tire pressures
    checked and set to those shown on the Tire Loading
    Information label. See Tires on page 5-60, Loading Your
    Vehicle on page 4-22, and Inflation - Tire Pressure on
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    See DIC Operation and Displays on page 3-45. If the
    tire pressure is low, the low tire pressure warning
    light comes on. See Tire Pressure Light on page 3-37.

    ENGINE COOLANT HOT/ENGINE
    OVERHEATED

    CHECK WASHER FLUID

    Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine
    is overheating, severe engine damage may occur.
    If an overheat warning appears on the instrument
    panel cluster and/or DIC, stop the vehicle as soon
    as possible. Do not increase the engine speed
    above normal idling speed. See Engine Overheating
    on page 5-30 for more information.

    This message displays if the washer fluid level is low.
    Adding washer fluid to the windshield washer fluid
    reservoir clears this message. See Windshield Washer
    Fluid on page 5-39. This message clears itself after
    10 seconds, or you can manually clear it from the
    DIC display.

    CURB VIEW ACTIVATED
    This message displays when the passenger outside
    rearview mirror moves into the curb view position.
    See Outside Curb View Assist Mirror on page 2-35
    for more information.

    DRIVER DOOR AJAR
    This message displays and a chime sounds if the driver
    door is not fully closed. Stop and turn off the vehicle,
    check the door for obstructions, and close the door
    again. Check to see if the message still appears
    on the DIC.

    This message displays and a chime sounds if the
    cooling system temperature gets hot. See Engine
    Overheating on page 5-30 for the proper course
    of action. This message clears when the coolant
    temperature drops to a safe operating temperature.

    FRONT FOG LAMPS OFF
    This message displays if the fog lamps are turned off.
    The message clears after 10 seconds. If you turn on
    the high-beam headlamps, the fog lamps also turn
    off and this message appears on the DIC. The fog
    lamps turn back on again when you switch back
    to low-beam headlamps. See Fog Lamps on page 3-17
    and Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7 for
    more information.

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    FRONT FOG LAMPS ON

    LEFT REAR DOOR AJAR

    This message displays if the fog lamps are turned on.
    The message clears after 10 seconds. See Fog
    Lamps on page 3-17 and Turn Signal/Multifunction
    Lever on page 3-7 for more information.

    This message displays and a chime sounds if the driver
    side rear door is not fully closed. Stop and turn off
    the vehicle, check the door for obstructions, and close
    the door again. Check to see if the message still
    appears on the DIC.

    FUEL LEVEL LOW
    This message displays and a chime sounds if the fuel
    level is low. Refuel as soon as possible. See Low
    Fuel Warning Light on page 3-44, Filling the Tank on
    page 5-7, and Fuel on page 5-4 for more information.

    ICE POSSIBLE
    This message may display if the outside temperature
    reaches a level where ice could form on the roadway.
    Adjust your driving accordingly. If the temperature
    rises to a safe level, the message clears. This message
    clears itself after 10 seconds, or you can manually
    clear it from the DIC display.

    KEY FOB # BATTERY LOW
    This message displays if a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
    transmitter battery is low. Replace the battery in the
    transmitter. See “Battery Replacement” under Remote
    Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2-5.

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    OIL PRESSURE LOW/STOP ENGINE
    Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine
    oil pressure is low, severe engine damage may
    occur. If a low oil pressure warning appears on the
    Driver Information Center (DIC), stop the vehicle
    as soon as possible. Do not drive the vehicle until
    the cause of the low oil pressure is corrected.
    See Engine Oil on page 5-18 for more information.
    This message displays if low oil pressure levels
    occur. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and
    do not operate it until the cause of the low oil pressure
    has been corrected. Check the oil as soon as possible
    and have your vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer.
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    PASSENGER DOOR AJAR

    SERVICE AIR BAG

    This message displays and a chime sounds if the
    passenger door is not fully closed. Stop and turn off
    the vehicle, check the door for obstructions, and close
    the door again. Check to see if the message still
    appears on the DIC.

    This message displays if there is a problem with
    the airbag system. Have your dealer/retailer inspect
    the system for problems. See Airbag Readiness Light
    on page 3-30 and Airbag System on page 1-52 for
    more information.

    REAR ACCESS OPEN

    SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM

    This message displays and a chime sounds if the
    liftgate or liftglass is open while the ignition is in
    ON/RUN. Turn off the vehicle and check the liftgate
    and liftglass. See Liftgate/Liftglass on page 2-12.
    Restart the vehicle and check for the message on
    the DIC display.

    This message displays if a problem occurs with the
    brake system. If this message appears, stop as soon
    as possible and turn off the vehicle. Restart the vehicle
    and check for the message on the DIC display. If the
    message is still displayed, or appears again when
    you begin driving, the brake system needs service.
    See your dealer/retailer.

    RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR
    This message displays and a chime sounds if the
    passenger side rear door is not fully closed. Stop and
    turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstructions,
    and close the door again. Check to see if the message
    still appears on the DIC.

    SERVICE CHARGING SYS (System)
    This message displays if there is a problem with the
    battery charging system. Under certain conditions, the
    charging system light may also turn on in the instrument
    panel cluster. See Charging System Light on page 3-33.
    The battery will not be charging at an optimal rate and
    the vehicle will lose the ability to enter the fuel economy
    mode. The vehicle is safe to drive, however you should
    have the electrical system checked by your
    dealer/retailer.

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    SERVICE STABILITRAK

    STABILITRAK NOT READY

    If this message displays, it means there may be a
    problem with the StabiliTrak® system. If this message
    appears, try to reset the system by performing the
    following: stop; turn off the engine; then start the
    engine again. If this message still comes on, it means
    there is a problem. You should see your dealer/retailer
    for service. The vehicle is safe to drive, however,
    you do not have the benefit of StabiliTrak®, so reduce
    your speed and drive accordingly.

    This message may display if driving conditions delay
    StabiliTrak® system initialization. This is normal.
    Once the system initializes, this message will no
    longer be displayed on the DIC.

    SERVICE TIRE MONITOR
    This message displays if a part on the Tire Pressure
    Monitor System (TPMS) is not working properly. The tire
    pressure light also flashes and then remains on during
    the same ignition cycle. See Tire Pressure Light on
    page 3-37. Several conditions may cause this message
    to appear. See Tire Pressure Monitor Operation on
    page 5-71 for more information. If the warning comes on
    and stays on, there may be a problem with the TPMS.
    See your dealer/retailer.

    STABILITRAK OFF
    This message displays when you press the StabiliTrak®
    button for more than five seconds or when stability
    control has been automatically disabled. The StabiliTrak®
    button is located on the transmission shift handle.
    To limit wheel spin and realize the full benefits of the
    stability enhancement system, you should normally leave
    StabiliTrak® on. However, you should turn StabiliTrak® off
    if your vehicle gets stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow and
    you want to rock your vehicle to attempt to free it, or if you
    are driving in extreme off-road conditions and require
    more wheel spin. See If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand,
    Mud, Ice, or Snow on page 4-21. To turn the StabiliTrak®
    system back on, press the StabiliTrak® button again.

    STABILITRAK ACTIVE

    The message may display if the brake system warning
    light is on. See Brake System Warning Light on
    page 3-34.

    This message displays anytime the StabiliTrak® system
    activates to maintain vehicle stability. Any combination
    of engine speed management, brake traction control,
    and stability control displays this message.

    The message turns off as soon as the conditions that
    caused the message to be displayed are no longer
    present.

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    TIGHTEN FUEL CAP

    TURN SIGNAL ON

    This message may display and a chime may sound if
    the vehicle’s fuel cap is not tightened properly. Fully
    reinstall the fuel cap. See Filling the Tank on page 5-7.
    The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap
    has been left off or improperly installed. A loose
    or missing fuel cap allows fuel to evaporate into the
    atmosphere. This message remains on until it is
    manually cleared from the DIC display. The DIC
    message is also cancelled if the ignition is turned off.

    This message displays and a chime sounds if a turn
    signal is left on for 3/4 of a mile (1.2 km). Move the
    turn signal/multifunction lever to the off position.

    The DIC message and the Service Engine Soon light
    may come on again during a second trip if the fuel cap
    is still not tightened properly. See Malfunction Indicator
    Lamp on page 3-38 for more information.

    TRACTION CONTROL OFF
    This message displays when you momentarily press
    the StabiliTrak® button located on the transmission
    shift handle. In this mode, stability control and the
    brake-traction control are functional. Engine speed
    management will be modified and the driven wheels
    can spin more freely. For more details on this mode,
    see StabiliTrak® System on page 4-5.

    DIC Vehicle Customization
    Your vehicle may have customization capabilities that
    allow you to program some features to one setting
    based on your preference. All of the customizable
    options listed may not be available on your vehicle.
    Only the options available display on the Driver
    Information Center (DIC).
    The default settings for the customization features were
    set when your vehicle left the factory, but may have
    been changed from their default state since then.
    To change feature preferences, make sure the ignition
    is on and the vehicle is in PARK (P). To avoid excessive
    drain on the battery, it is recommended that the
    headlamps are turned off.
    Press the customization button to scroll through the
    available customizable options.
    After pressing the customization button, VEHICLE
    SETTINGS momentarily displays before going to a
    customization option.

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    Lock Doors

    Unlock Doors

    Press the customization button until LOCK DOORS:
    IN GEAR appears in the display. To select your
    preference for automatic locking, press the select button
    while LOCK DOORS: IN GEAR is displayed on the
    DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the
    following settings:

    Press the customization button until UNLOCK DOORS:
    IN PARK appears in the display. To select your
    preference for automatic unlocking, press the select
    button while UNLOCK DOORS: IN PARK is displayed
    on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll
    through the following settings:

    LOCK DOORS: IN GEAR (default): The doors will lock
    when the vehicle is shifted out of PARK (P).

    UNLOCK DOORS: IN PARK (default): All of the doors
    will unlock when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P).

    LOCK DOORS: WITH SPEED: The doors will lock
    when the vehicle speed is above 8 mph (13 km/h)
    for three seconds.

    UNLOCK DRIVER: IN PARK: The driver’s door will be
    unlocked when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P).

    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired
    setting is displayed on the DIC.
    See Programmable Automatic Door Locks on page 2-9
    for more information.

    UNLOCK DOORS: KEY OUT: All of the doors
    will unlock when the key is taken out of the ignition.
    UNLOCK DOORS: MANUALLY: The doors will not be
    unlocked automatically.
    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired setting
    is displayed on the DIC.
    See Programmable Automatic Door Locks on page 2-9
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    Lock Feedback

    Unlock Feedback

    Press the customization button until LOCK FEEDBACK:
    BOTH appears in the display. To select your preference
    for the feedback you receive when locking the vehicle
    with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter,
    press the select button while LOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH
    is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button
    will scroll through the following settings:

    Press the customization button until UNLOCK
    FEEDBACK: LAMPS appears in the display. To select
    your preference for the feedback you will receive when
    unlocking the vehicle with the Remote Keyless Entry
    (RKE) transmitter, press the select button while UNLOCK
    FEEDBACK: LAMPS is displayed on the DIC. Pressing
    the select button will scroll through the following settings:

    LOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH (default): The parking
    lamps will flash each time you press the button with
    the lock symbol on the RKE transmitter and the horn
    will chirp the second time you press the lock button.

    UNLOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS (default): The parking
    lamps will flash each time you press the button with
    the unlock symbol on the RKE transmitter.

    LOCK FEEDBACK: OFF: There will be no feedback
    when locking the vehicle.
    LOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS: The parking lamps will
    flash each time you press the button with the lock
    symbol on the RKE transmitter.
    LOCK FEEDBACK: HORN: The horn will chirp the
    second time you press the button with the lock symbol
    on the RKE transmitter.
    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired setting
    is displayed on the DIC.

    UNLOCK FEEDBACK: HORN: The horn will chirp
    the second time you press the button with the unlock
    symbol on the RKE transmitter.
    UNLOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH: The parking lamps will
    flash each time you press the button with the unlock
    symbol on the RKE transmitter and the horn will
    chirp the second time you press the unlock button.
    UNLOCK FEEDBACK: OFF: There will be no feedback
    when unlocking the vehicle.
    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired setting
    is displayed on the DIC.

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    Headlamp Delay
    Press the customization button until HEADLAMP
    DELAY: 10 SEC appears in the display. To select your
    preference for how long the headlamps will stay on
    after you turn off the vehicle, press the select button
    while HEADLAMP DELAY: 10 SEC is displayed on
    the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through
    the following settings:
    HEADLAMP DELAY: 10 SEC (Seconds) (default):
    The headlamps will stay on for 10 seconds.
    HEADLAMP DELAY: 20 SEC: The headlamps will
    stay on for 20 seconds.
    HEADLAMP DELAY: 40 SEC: The headlamps will
    stay on for 40 seconds.

    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired setting
    is displayed on the DIC.

    Perimeter Lights
    Press the customization button until PERIMETER
    LIGHTS: ON appears in the display. To select your
    preference for perimeter lighting, press the select button
    while PERIMETER LIGHTS: ON is displayed on the
    DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through
    the following settings:
    PERIMETER LIGHTS: ON (default): The headlamps
    and back-up lamps will come on for 40 seconds, if
    it is dark enough outside, when you unlock the vehicle
    with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

    HEADLAMP DELAY: 1 MIN (Minute): The headlamps
    will stay on for 1 minute.

    PERIMETER LIGHTS: OFF: The perimeter lights will
    not come on when you unlock the vehicle with the
    RKE transmitter.

    HEADLAMP DELAY: 2 MIN: The headlamps will
    stay on for 2 minutes.

    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired setting
    is displayed on the DIC.

    HEADLAMP DELAY: 3 MIN: The headlamps will
    stay on for 3 minutes.
    HEADLAMP DELAY: OFF: The headlamps will
    not turn on.

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    Easy Exit Seat

    Seat Recall

    Press the customization button until EASY EXIT
    SEAT: OFF appears in the display. To select your
    preference for seat position exit, press the select
    button while EASY EXIT SEAT: OFF is displayed on
    the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through
    the following settings:

    Press the customization button until SEAT RECALL:
    OFF appears in the display. To select your preference
    for recall of the driver’s memory seat and adjustable
    pedals, if your vehicle has this feature, press the select
    button while SEAT RECALL: OFF is displayed on
    the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through
    the following settings:

    EASY EXIT SEAT: OFF (default): No seat exit recall
    will occur.
    EASY EXIT SEAT: ON: The driver’s seat will move
    to the exit position when the key is removed from
    the ignition.

    SEAT RECALL: OFF (default): The driver’s memory
    seat and adjustable pedals position you saved will
    only be recalled when the memory button 1 or 2
    is pressed.

    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired setting
    is displayed on the DIC.

    SEAT RECALL: AT KEY IN: The driver’s memory
    seat and adjustable pedals position you saved will be
    recalled when you put the key in the ignition.

    See “Easy Exit Seat” under Memory Seat, Mirrors,
    and Pedals on page 1-3 for more information.

    SEAT RECALL: ON REMOTE: The driver’s memory
    seat and adjustable pedals position you saved will
    be recalled when you unlock the vehicle with the
    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired setting
    is displayed on the DIC.
    See Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals on page 1-3
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    Curb View

    Alarm Warning

    Press the customization button until CURB VIEW: OFF
    appears in the display. To select your preference for
    curb view, press the select button while CURB VIEW:
    OFF is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button
    will scroll through the following settings:

    Press the customization button until ALARM WARNING:
    BOTH appears in the display. To select your preference
    for alarm warning, press the select button while
    ALARM WARNING: BOTH is displayed on the DIC.
    Pressing the select button will scroll through the
    following settings:

    CURB VIEW: OFF (default): The passenger’s outside
    mirror will not be tilted down when the vehicle is
    shifted into REVERSE (R).
    CURB VIEW: PASSENGER: The passenger’s outside
    mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted
    into REVERSE (R).
    When the vehicle is placed in PARK (P) or in any
    forward gear, the mirror will return to the normal driving
    position, following a short delay.
    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired setting
    is displayed on the DIC.
    See Outside Curb View Assist Mirror on page 2-35 for
    more information.

    ALARM WARNING: BOTH (default): The headlamps
    will flash and the horn will chirp when the alarm is
    active.
    ALARM WARNING: HORN: The horn will chirp when
    the alarm is active.
    ALARM WARNING: LAMPS: The headlamps will flash
    when the alarm is active.
    ALARM WARNING: OFF: There will be no alarm
    warning on activation.
    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired setting
    is displayed on the DIC.
    See Content Theft-Deterrent on page 2-16 for more
    information.

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    Language
    Press the customization button until LANGUAGE:
    ENGLISH appears in the display. To select your
    preference for display language, press the select button
    while LANGUAGE: ENGLISH is displayed on the DIC.
    Pressing the select button will scroll through the
    following settings:
    ENGLISH (default): All messages will appear in
    English.
    FRANCAIS: All messages will appear in French.

    You can also scroll through the different languages by
    pressing and holding the trip reset stem for four seconds,
    as long as you are in the odometer mode.

    Units
    Press the customization button until UNITS: U.S.
    (ENGLISH) appears in the display. To select the units
    of measurement in which the DIC will display vehicle
    information, press the select button while UNITS: U.S.
    (ENGLISH) is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the
    select button will scroll through the following settings:

    ESPANOL: All messages will appear in Spanish.

    UNITS: U.S. (ENGLISH) (default): All information
    will be displayed in English units.

    To select a setting and move on to the next feature,
    press the customization button while the desired
    setting is displayed on the DIC.

    UNITS: METRIC (km/L): All information will be
    displayed in metric units.

    If you accidentally choose a language that you do not
    want or understand, press and hold the customization
    button and the trip information button at the same
    time. The DIC will begin scrolling through the languages
    in their particular language. English will be in English,
    Francais will be in French, and Espanol will be in
    Spanish. When you see the language that you would
    like, release both buttons. The DIC will then display
    the information in the language you chose.

    UNITS: METRIC (L/100 km): All information will be
    displayed in metric units.
    To select a setting and exit out of the customizable
    options, press the customization button while the
    desired setting is displayed on the DIC.

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    Audio System(s)
    Determine which radio your vehicle has and then
    read the pages following to familiarize yourself with
    its features.

    {CAUTION:
    This system provides you with far greater
    access to audio stations and song listings.
    Giving extended attention to entertainment
    tasks while driving can cause a crash and
    you or others can be injured or killed. Always
    keep your eyes on the road and your mind
    on the drive — avoid engaging in extended
    searching while driving.
    Keeping your mind on the drive is important for
    safe driving. See Defensive Driving on page 4-2.
    Here are some ways in which you can help avoid
    distraction while driving.
    While your vehicle is parked:

    • Familiarize yourself with all of its controls.
    • Familiarize yourself with its operation.
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    • Set up your audio system by presetting your
    favorite radio stations, setting the tone, and
    adjusting the speakers. Then, when driving
    conditions permit, you can tune to your favorite
    radio stations using the presets and steering wheel
    controls if the vehicle has them.
    Notice: Before adding any sound equipment to
    your vehicle, such as an audio system, CD player,
    CB radio, mobile telephone, or two-way radio, make
    sure that it can be added by checking with your
    dealer/retailer. Also, check federal rules covering
    mobile radio and telephone units. If sound
    equipment can be added, it is very important to do
    it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere
    with the operation of your vehicle’s engine, radio,
    or other systems, and even damage them. Your
    vehicle’s systems may interfere with the operation
    of sound equipment that has been added.
    Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory
    Power (RAP). With RAP, the audio system can be
    played even after the ignition is turned off. See Retained
    Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-21 for more
    information.

    Setting the Clock
    Press and hold H until the correct hour and AM or PM
    displays. Press and hold M until the correct minute
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    Radio(s)

    Radio with Six-Disc CD Player
    Radio with CD (MP3)

    Your vehicle has one of these radios as its audio system.

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    XM™ Satellite Radio Service
    XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the
    48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces.
    XM™ Satellite Radio has a wide variety of programming
    and commercial-free music, coast-to-coast, and in
    digital-quality sound. During your trial or when you
    subscribe, you will get unlimited access to XM™ Radio
    Online for when you are not in your vehicle. A service
    fee is required to receive the XM™ service. For more
    information, contact XM™ at www.xmradio.com or
    call 1-800-929-2100 in the U.S. and www.xmradio.ca
    or call 1-877-438-9677 in Canada.

    Playing the Radio
    P (Power/Volume):

    Press this knob to turn the

    system on and off.

    To change the default on the display, press the DISP
    button until the desired option displays, then hold
    this knob for two seconds. One beep sounds and the
    selected display becomes the default.
    AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic
    volume, the audio system adjusts automatically to
    make up for road and wind noise as you drive.
    Set the volume at the desired level. Press this button to
    select LOW, MEDIUM, or HIGH. Each higher setting
    allows for more volume compensation at faster vehicle
    speeds. Then as you drive, automatic volume increases
    the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any
    speed. The volume level should always sound the
    same while driving. NONE displays if the radio cannot
    determine the vehicle speed. To turn automatic volume
    off, press this button until AVOL OFF (automatic
    volume off) displays.

    Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase
    or to decrease the volume.

    Finding a Station

    DISP (Display): Press this knob to display the time,
    while the ignition is turned off.

    BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1,
    FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The selection
    displays.

    For XM™ (if equipped), press the DISP button while
    in XM™ mode to retrieve four different categories
    of information related to the current song or
    channel: Artist, Song Title, Category or PTY,
    Channel Number/Channel Name.

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    e (Tune):

    Turn this knob to select radio stations.

    tSEEK u:

    Press and release the right or the
    left arrow to go to the next or to the previous station
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    The radio only seeks stations with a strong signal that
    are in the selected band.
    To scan stations, press and hold either arrow for more
    than two seconds. SCAN displays and one beep
    sounds. The radio goes to a station, plays for a
    few seconds, then goes to the next station. Press
    either arrow again or one of the pushbuttons to stop
    scanning.
    To scan preset stations, press and hold either arrow
    for more than four seconds. PSCN displays and the
    two beeps sound. The radio goes to a preset station,
    plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next
    preset station. Press either arrow again or one of
    the pushbuttons to stop scanning presets.
    The radio only scans preset stations with a strong
    signal that are in the selected band.

    4 (Information) (XM™ Satellite Radio Service and

    If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the
    message appears every three seconds. To scroll
    through the message, press and release the information
    button. A new group of words display after every
    press of this button. Once the complete message
    displays, the information symbol disappears until another
    new message is received. The last message can be
    displayed by pressing the information button. The
    last message can be viewed until a new message is
    received or a different station is tuned to.
    When a message is not available from a station,
    No Info displays.
    1-6 (Preset Pushbuttons) (Radio with Six-Disc
    CD Player: Press this button to play stations that
    are programmed on the radio preset pushbuttons.
    The radio only seeks preset stations with a strong
    signal that are in the selected band.

    MP3 Features): If the current station has a message,
    the information symbol displays. Press this button to
    see the message. The message can display the artist,
    song title, call in phone numbers, etc.

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    Setting Preset Stations

    Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)

    Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM,
    six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped)), can be programmed
    on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the
    following steps:

    e (Bass/Treble):

    1. Turn the radio on.
    2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1
    or XM2.
    3. Tune in the desired station.
    4. Press AUTO EQ (automatic equalization) to select
    the equalization.
    5. Press and hold one of the six numbered
    pushbuttons until a beep sounds. When that
    numbered pushbutton is pressed, the station that
    was set, returns and the equalization that was
    selected is stored for that pushbutton.
    6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton.

    Push and release this knob until
    BASS or TREB (treble) displays. Turn this knob to
    increase or to decrease the tone. The display shows
    the bass or the treble level. If a station is weak or has
    static, decrease the treble.
    To adjust the bass and the treble to the middle position,
    while in bass or treble, push and hold the tone knob.
    One beep sounds.
    To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle
    position, push and hold the tone knob when no tone or
    speaker control displays. ALL CENTERED displays
    and a beep sounds.
    AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this button
    to select customized equalization settings designed
    for country/western, jazz, talk, pop, rock and classical.

    The equalization one through seven options are
    included only if your vehicle has the Bose® system.
    Press the AUTO EQ button to select equalization
    settings designed for equalization one through seven.
    To return the bass and treble to the manual mode,
    push and release the tone knob until BASS and
    TREB displays.

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    Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
    e (Balance/Fade):

    To adjust the balance between
    the right and the left speakers, push and release
    this knob until BAL (balance) displays. Turn the knob to
    move the sound toward the right or the left speakers.
    To adjust the fade between the front and the rear
    speakers, push and release the speaker knob until
    FADE displays. Turn the knob to move the sound
    toward the front or the rear speakers.
    To adjust the balance and the fade to the middle
    position, while in fade or balance, push the tone knob,
    then push it again and hold it until one beep sounds.
    To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle
    position, push and hold the tone knob when no tone
    or speaker control is displayed. ALL CENTERED
    displays and a beep sounds.

    Finding a Category (CAT) Station
    (XM™ Satellite Radio Service Only)
    To select and find a desired category perform the
    following:
    1. Press the CAT button to activate category select
    mode. The current category displays.
    2. Turn the tune knob to select a category.
    3. Press either SEEK arrow, once the desired category
    is displayed, to go to that category’s first station.
    4. Press either SEEK arrow again, to go to another
    station within that category and the category is
    displayed. If CAT disappears from the display,
    go back to Step 1.
    5. Press CAT to exit category select mode or wait
    for CAT to time out.
    If the radio cannot find the desired category,
    NOT FOUND displays and the radio returns to the
    last station being played.

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    Radio Messages
    CAL ERR (Calibration Error): The audio system
    has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory.
    If CAL ERR displays it means that the radio has
    not been configured properly for your vehicle and it
    must be returned to your dealer/retailer for service.

    If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the
    player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio
    is turned on, the CD starts to play where it stopped,
    if it was the last selected audio source.
    When the CD is inserted, READING and the CD symbol
    displays. As each new track starts to play, the track
    number also displays.

    LOC (Locked): This message is displayed when
    the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take your
    vehicle to your dealer/retailer for service.

    The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm)
    single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-size CDs and
    the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner.

    If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot
    be corrected, contact your dealer/retailer.

    For vehicles that have a radio with a Six-Disc CD player,
    see the following:

    Radio Messages for XM™ Only

    LOAD: Press this button to load CDs into the CD
    player. This CD player holds up to six CDs.

    See XM Radio Messages on page 3-74 later in this
    section for further detail.

    To insert one CD, do the following:
    1. Turn the ignition on.

    Playing a CD

    2. Press and release the LOAD button.

    Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The
    player pulls it in and the CD should begin playing.
    To insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the
    eject button or the DISP (display) knob.

    3. Wait for the indicator light, located to the right
    of the slot, to turn green.

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    4. Load a CD. Insert the CD partway into the slot,
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    To insert multiple CDs, do the following:
    1. Turn the ignition on.

    If an error appears on the display, see “CD Messages”
    later in this section.

    2. Press and hold the LOAD button for two seconds.
    A beep sounds and the indicator light, located to
    the right of the slot, flashes and LOAD # displays.

    Z (Eject):

    3. Once the light stops flashing and turns green,
    INSERT CD # displays, load a CD. Insert the
    CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player
    pulls the CD in.
    Once the CD is loaded, the indicator light flashes
    again. After the light stops flashing and turns green,
    load another CD. The CD player takes up to six
    CDs. Do not try to load more than six.

    To eject multiple CDs, do the following:

    To load more than one CD but less than six, complete
    Steps 1 through 3. When finished loading CDs,
    press the LOAD button to cancel the loading function.
    The radio begins to play the last CD loaded.
    If more than one CD has been loaded, a number for
    each CD displays.

    Playing a Specific Loaded CD
    For every CD loaded, a number appears on the display.
    To play a specific CD, first press the CD button, then
    press the numbered pushbutton that corresponds to the
    CD. A small bar appears under the CD number that
    is playing and the track number appears on the display.

    Press this button to eject CD(s).

    To eject the CD that is currently playing, press and
    release this button.
    1. Press and hold the CD eject button for five seconds.
    A beep sounds and the indicator light, located to
    the right of the slot, flashes and EJECT ALL
    displays.
    2. Once the light stops flashing and turns green,
    REMOVE CD # displays. The CD ejects and
    can be removed.
    Once the CD is removed, the indicator light flashes
    again and another CD ejects.
    To stop ejecting the CDs, press the LOAD or
    the eject button.
    If the CD is not removed, after 25 seconds, the CD
    automatically pulls back into the player. If CD is pushed
    back into the player, before the 25 second time ends,
    the player senses an error and tries to eject the CD
    several times before stopping.

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    Do not repeatedly press the CD eject button to eject
    a CD after it is pushed in manually. The player’s
    25-second eject timer resets at each press of the eject
    button, causing the player to not eject the CD until
    the 25-second time period has elapsed.

    Care of Your CD and DVD Player

    Care of Your CDs

    The use of CD lens cleaners for CDs is not advised, due
    to the risk of contaminating the lens of the CD optics with
    lubricants internal to the CD and DVD player mechanism.

    If playing a CD-R, the sound quality can be reduced
    due to CD-R quality, the method of recording, the quality
    of the music that has been recorded, and the way
    the CD-R has been handled. Handle them carefully.
    Store CD-R(s) in their original cases or other protective
    cases and away from direct sunlight and dust. The
    CD player scans the bottom surface of the disc. If the
    surface of a CD is damaged, such as cracked, broken,
    or scratched, the CD does not play properly or not
    at all. Do not touch the bottom side of a CD while
    handling it; this could damage the surface. Pick up
    CDs by grasping the outer edges or the edge of the
    hole and the outer edge.
    If the surface of a CD is soiled, take a soft, lint free cloth
    or dampen a clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent
    solution mixed with water, and clean it. Make sure the
    wiping process starts from the center to the edge.
    If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD.

    Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the
    CD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer
    and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of
    the recorded CD with a marking pen.

    Notice: If a label is added to a CD, or more than
    one CD is inserted into the slot at a time, or an
    attempt is made to play scratched or damaged CDs,
    the CD player could be damaged. While using the
    CD player, use only CDs in good condition without
    any label, load one CD at a time, and keep the
    CD player and the loading slot free of foreign
    materials, liquids, and debris.
    If an error displays, see “CD Messages” later in this
    section.
    1 r(Fast Reverse): Press this button to fast reverse
    within the track.
    2 [ (Fast Forward): Press this button to fast forward
    within the track.

    N (Repeat): With the repeat setting, one track or an
    entire CD can be repeated.
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    To use repeat, do the following:

    • To repeat the track you are listening to, press
    and release the repeat button. RPT ON displays.
    Press this button again to turn off repeat play.
    RPT OFF displays.

    • For the Radio with Six-Disc CD player, repeat
    the CD you are listening to by pressing and
    holding the repeat button for two seconds.
    RPT ON displays. Press this button again to
    turn off repeat play. RPT OFF displays.
    4 y (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear
    the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order.
    RDM ON displays. Press this pushbutton again to
    turn off random play. RDM OFF displays.

    y (Random) (Radio with Six-Disc CD Player):
    The CD tracks can be listened to in random, rather
    than sequential, order, on one CD or on all of the CDs.
    To use random, do one of the following:

    • To play the tracks on the CD in random order,
    press and release the random button. RANDOM
    ONE displays. Press this button again to turn
    off random play.

    • To play the tracks on all of the CDs that are loaded
    in random order, press and hold this button for
    more than two seconds. A beep sounds and
    RANDOM ALL displays. Press this button again
    to turn off random play.

    tSEEK u:

    Press the left arrow to go to the start
    of the current or the previous track. Press the right
    arrow to go to the start of the next track. If a track is
    approximately 10 seconds into its song, press either
    the left or right arrow twice to get to the previous
    or next track.
    To scan tracks, press either arrow for more than
    two seconds until one beep sounds and SCAN displays.
    The CD searches the previous or next tracks at
    two seconds per track. Press either arrow to stop
    scanning.
    To scan all loaded CDs on a Radio with Six-Disc CD
    player, press and hold either arrow for more than
    four seconds until CD SCAN displays and a beep
    sounds. Use this feature to listen to 10 seconds of
    the first track of each loaded CD. Press either arrow
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    DISP (Display): Press this button to see how long the
    current track has been playing. The elapsed time of
    the track appears on the display. To change the default
    on the display, track or elapsed time, press this
    button until the desired option displays, then hold the
    button for two seconds. One beep sounds and the
    selected display becomes the default.
    BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a
    CD is playing. The inactive CD remains inside the radio
    for future listening.

    B (CD):

    Press this button to play a CD when listening
    to the radio. The CD symbol displays when a CD is
    loaded.

    AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press AUTO EQ
    to select an equalization setting while playing a CD.
    The equalization is set whenever a CD is played. See
    “AUTO EQ” listed previously for more information. If you
    select an EQ setting for your CD, it is activated each
    time a CD plays.

    Playing an MP3 CD-R Disc
    Your vehicle’s radio system may have the MP3 feature.
    If it has this feature, it is capable of playing an MP3
    CD-R disc. For more information on how to play an
    MP3 CD-R disc, see Using an MP3 on page 3-71
    later in this section.

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    CD Messages
    CHECK CD: If this message displays and/or the CD
    ejects, it could be for one of the following reasons:

    • It is very hot. When the temperature returns
    to normal, the CD should play.

    • You are driving on a very rough road. When the
    road becomes smoother, the CD should play.

    • The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down.
    • The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour
    and try again.

    • The format of the CD may not be compatible. See
    Using an MP3 on page 3-71 later in this section.

    • There could have been a problem while burning
    the CD.

    • The label could be caught in the CD player.
    If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason,
    try a known good CD.
    If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error cannot be
    corrected, contact your dealer. If the radio displays
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    Using an MP3
    MP3 CD-R Disc
    MP3 Format
    If you burn your own MP3 disc on a personal computer:
    • Make sure the MP3 files are recorded on a
    CD-R disc.
    • Do not mix standard audio and MP3 files on one disc.

    • Make sure playlists have a .mp3 or .wpl extension,
    other file extensions might not work.

    • Files can be recorded with a variety of fixed or





    variable bit rates. Song title, artist name, and album
    can display when files are recorded using ID3 tags
    version 1 and 2.
    Create a folder structure that makes it easy to find
    songs while driving. Organize songs by albums using
    one folder for each album. Each folder or album
    should contain 18 songs or less.
    Make sure to finalize the disc while burning an MP3
    disc, using multiple sessions. It is usually better to
    burn the disc all at once.

    The player is able to read and play a maximum of
    50 folders, 50 playlists, 10 sessions, and 255 files.
    Long file names, folder names, or playlist names
    can use more disc memory space than necessary.

    To conserve space on the disc, minimize the length
    of the file, folder, or playlist names. You can also play
    an MP3 CD that was recorded using no file folders.
    The system can support up to 11 folders in depth,
    though, keep the depth of the folders to a minimum
    in order to keep down the complexity and confusion
    in trying to locate a particular folder during playback.
    If a CD contains more than the maximum of 50 folders,
    50 playlists, 10 sessions, and 255 files the player
    lets you access and navigate up to the maximum,
    but all items over the maximum will not play.

    Root Directory
    The root directory is treated as a folder. If the root
    directory has compressed audio files, the directory
    is displayed as F1 ROOT. All files contained directly
    under the root directory are accessed prior to any root
    directory folders. However, playlists (Px) are always
    accessed before root folders or files.

    Empty Directory or Folder
    If a root directory or a folder exists somewhere in
    the file structure that contains only folders/subfolders
    and no compressed files directly beneath them,
    the player advances to the next folder in the file
    structure that contains compressed audio files.
    The empty folder is not displayed.

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    No Folder
    When the CD contains only compressed files, the files
    are located under the root folder. The next and previous
    folder functions do not function on a CD that was
    recorded without folders or playlists. When displaying
    the name of the folder the radio displays ROOT.
    When the CD contains only playlists and compressed
    audio files, but no folders, all files are located under the
    root folder. The folder down and the folder up buttons
    search playlists (Px) first and then go to the root folder.
    When the radio displays the name of the folder the
    radio displays ROOT.

    When play enters a new folder, the display does not
    automatically show the new folder name unless
    the folder mode was chosen as the default display.
    See DISP later in this section for more information.
    The new track name displays.

    File System and Naming
    The song name that is displayed is the song name that is
    contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present
    in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the file name
    without the extension (such as .mp3) as the track name.

    Order of Play

    Track names longer than 32 characters or four pages
    are shortened. Parts of words on the last page of
    text and the extension of the filename does not display.

    Tracks play in the following order:

    Preprogrammed Playlists

    • Play begins from the first track in the first playlist
    and continues sequentially through all tracks in
    each playlist. When the last track of the last playlist
    has played, play continues from the first track of
    the first playlist.

    • If the CD does not contain any playlists, then play
    begins from the first track under the root directory.
    When all tracks from the root directory have
    played, play continues from files according to
    their numerical listing. After playing the last track
    from the last folder, play begins again at the
    first track of the first folder or root directory.
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    Preprogrammed playlists that were created by
    WinAmp™, MusicMatch™, or Real Jukebox™ software
    can be accessed, however, they cannot be edited
    using the radio. These playlists are treated as special
    folders containing compressed audio song files.

    Playing an MP3
    Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The
    player pulls it in, and READING displays. The CD should
    begin playing and the CD symbol displays. To insert a
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    If the ignition or radio is turned off while a CD is in
    the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition
    or radio is turned on, the CD starts to play where
    it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source.

    To play all the tracks on the CD in random order, press
    and hold this pushbutton for two seconds. A beep
    sounds and CD RDM displays. This feature does not
    work with playlists.

    As each new track starts to play, the track number
    displays.

    When in random, pressing and releasing either
    SEEK arrow takes the CD to the next or previous
    randomized track.

    1 r(Reverse): Press this pushbutton to reverse
    within the same track. If this pushbutton is held
    or pressed more than once, the player continues
    moving backward through the CD.

    Press and release this pushbutton again to turn off
    random play. NO RDM displays.

    2 [ (Fast Forward): Press this pushbutton to fast
    forward within the track. If this pushbutton is held
    or pressed more than once, the player continues
    moving forward through the CD.

    5 ! (Previous Folder): Press this pushbutton to go
    to the first track in the previous folder. Pressing this
    button while in folder random mode takes the CD to
    the previous folder and randomizes the tracks in
    that folder.

    3 N (Repeat): Press this pushbutton to hear a
    track over again. RPT On displays. The current track
    continues to repeat. Press this pushbutton again to
    turn off repeat play. RPT OFF displays.

    6 # (Next Folder): Press this pushbutton to go to
    the first track in the next folder. Pressing this button
    while in folder random mode takes the CD to the next
    folder and randomizes the tracks in that folder.

    4 y (Random): To random the tracks in the current
    folder or playlist, press and release this pushbutton.
    FLDR RDM displays. Once all of the tracks in the current
    folder or playlist have played, the system moves on to
    the next folder or playlist and plays all of the tracks
    in random order.

    tSEEK u:

    Press the left arrow to go to the start of
    the previous track. Press the right arrow to go to the
    start of the next track. Press either arrow for more than
    two seconds and SCAN displays. The radio scans
    the previous or next tracks at two tracks per second.
    Release the arrow to stop scanning and to play the track.

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    DISP (Display): Press this knob to switch between
    track mode, folder/playlist mode, and time of day mode.
    The display shows only eight characters, but there
    can be up to four pages of text. If there are more than
    eight characters in the song, folder, or playlist name,
    pressing this knob within two seconds takes the CD to
    the next page of text. If there are no other pages to
    be shown, pressing this knob within two seconds takes
    the CD to the next display mode.
    • Track mode displays the current track number
    and the ID3 tag song name.
    • Folder/playlist mode displays the current folder
    or playlist number and the folder/playlist name.
    • Time of day mode displays the time of day and
    the ID3 tag song name.

    B (CD):

    To change the default on the display, press the
    DISP knob until the desired option displays, then
    hold this knob for two seconds. One beep sounds
    and the selected display becomes the default.

    XM Radio Messages

    4 (Information):

    XL (Explicit Language Channels): These channels,
    or any others, can be blocked at a customer’s request,
    by calling 1-800-852-XMXM (9696).

    INFO displays whenever a current
    track has ID3 tag information. Press this button to
    display the artist name and album contained in the tag.
    INFO disappears from the display when the information
    in the ID3 tag has finished.
    BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when
    a CD is playing. The inactive CD remains inside
    the radio for future listening.

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    Press this button to play a CD when listening
    to the radio. The CD symbol displays when a CD is
    loaded.
    AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press AUTO EQ
    to select an equalization setting while playing a CD.
    The equalization is set whenever a CD is played. See
    “AUTO EQ” listed previously for more information. If you
    select an EQ setting for your CD, it is activated each
    time a CD plays.

    Z (Eject):

    Press this button to eject a CD. Eject may
    be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs
    may be loaded with the ignition and radio off if this
    button is pressed first.

    If you have a Radio with CD, you will receive these
    radio display messages.

    Updating: The encryption code in the receiver is
    being updated, and no action is required. This process
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    No Signl: The system is functioning correctly, but
    the vehicle is in a location that is blocking the XM™
    signal. When the vehicle is moved into an open area,
    the signal should return.
    Loading: The radio system is acquiring and processing
    audio and text data. No action is needed. This message
    should disappear shortly.
    Off Air: This channel is not currently in service.
    Tune to another channel.
    CH Unavl: This previously assigned channel is no
    longer assigned. Tune to another station. If this station
    was one of the presets, choose another station for
    that preset button.
    No Info: No artist, song title, category, or text
    information is available at this time on this channel.
    The system is working properly.

    XM Lock: The XM™ receiver in your vehicle could
    have previously been in another vehicle. For security
    purposes, XM™ receivers cannot be swapped between
    vehicles. If this message is received after having
    your vehicle serviced, check with your dealer/retailer.
    Radio ID: If tuned to channel 0, this message alternates
    with the XM™ Radio eight digit radio ID label. This
    label is needed to activate the service.
    Unknown: If this message is received when tuned to
    channel 0, there could be a receiver fault. Consult
    with your dealer/retailer.
    Check XM: If this message does not clear within
    a short period of time, the receiver could have a fault.
    Consult with your dealer/retailer.
    If you have a Radio with Six-Disc CD, you will receive
    these radio display messages.

    No Info: No text or informational messages are
    available at this time on this channel. The system is
    working properly.

    XL (Explicit Language Channels): These channels,
    or any others, can be blocked at a customer’s request,
    by calling 1-800-852-XMXM (9696).

    NotFound: There are no channels available for the
    selected category. The system is working properly.

    Updating: The encryption code in the receiver is
    being updated, and no action is required. This process
    should take no longer than 30 seconds.

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    No Signal: The system is functioning correctly, but
    the vehicle is in a location that is blocking the XM™
    signal. When you move into an open area, the signal
    should return.
    Loading XM: The audio system is acquiring and
    processing audio and text data. No action is needed.
    This message should disappear shortly.
    CH Off Air: This channel is not currently in service.
    Tune to another channel.
    CH Unavail: This previously assigned channel is
    no longer assigned. Tune to another station. If this
    station was one of the presets, choose another
    station for that preset button.
    No Info: No artist, song title, category, or text
    information is available at this time on this channel.
    The system is working properly.
    No Info: No text or informational messages are
    available at this time on this channel. The system is
    working properly.
    Not Found: There are no channels available for the
    selected category. The system is working properly.

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    XM Locked: The XM™ receiver in the vehicle could
    have previously been in another vehicle. For security
    purposes, XM™ receivers cannot be swapped between
    vehicles. If this message is received after having
    your vehicle serviced, check with your dealer/retailer.
    Radio ID: If tuned to channel 0, this message alternates
    with the XM™ Radio eight digit radio ID label. This
    label is needed to activate the service.
    Unknown: If this message is received when tuned to
    channel 0, there could be a receiver fault. Consult
    with your dealer/retailer.
    Chk XMRcvr: If this message does not clear within a
    short period of time, the receiver could have a fault.
    Consult with your dealer/retailer.

    Navigation/Radio System
    Your vehicle may have a navigation radio system.
    The navigation system has built-in features intended
    to minimize driver distraction. Technology alone,
    no matter how advanced, can never replace your
    own judgment. See the Navigation System manual for
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    Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE)
    System
    Your vehicle may have a DVD Rear Seat
    Entertainment (RSE) system. The RSE system
    includes a DVD player, a video display screen,
    two sets of wireless headphones, and a remote
    control.

    Before You Drive
    The RSE system is for rear seat passengers only,
    not intended for the driver while driving.

    Parental Control
    This button is located behind the video screen. Press
    this button while a DVD or CD is playing to freeze
    the video and mute the audio. The video screen will
    display Parental Control ON and the power indicator
    light on the DVD player will flash. It will also disable all
    other button operations from the remote control and
    the DVD player, with the exception of the eject button.
    Press this button again to restore operation of the
    DVD player.
    This button can also be used to turn the DVD player
    power on and automatically resume play if the ignition
    is in ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY, or if Retained
    Accessory Power (RAP) is active.

    Headphones
    The RSE system includes two sets of wireless
    headphones.
    Each set of headphones has an ON/OFF control.
    An indicator light will illuminate on the headphones
    when they are on. If the light does not illuminate,
    the batteries may need to be replaced. See “Battery
    Replacement” following for more information.
    Each set of headphones has a volume knob.
    To adjust the volume, adjust this knob.
    The transmitters are located below the video display
    screen. The headphones will shut off automatically
    if they lose the signal from the system after about
    four minutes to save battery power. The signal may
    be lost if the system is turned off or if the headphones
    are out of range of the transmitters.
    When using the wired headphones, if the front seat
    passengers play a CD in the Radio with Six-Disc CD
    (if equipped) or use XM™ Satellite Radio Service
    (if equipped), you will hear the audio for these sources,
    instead of the DVD or CD that is currently playing
    through the RSE.
    Notice: Do not store the headphones in heat or
    direct sunlight. This could damage the headphones
    and repairs will not be covered by your warranty.
    Storage in extreme cold can weaken the batteries.
    Keep the headphones stored in a cool, dry place.
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    Battery Replacement
    To change the batteries on the headphones,
    do the following:
    1. Turn the screw to loosen the battery door
    located on the left side of the headphones.
    Slide the battery door open.
    2. Replace the two batteries in the compartment.
    Make sure that they are installed correctly,
    using the diagram on the inside of the battery
    compartment.
    3. Replace the battery door and tighten the
    door screw.
    If the headphones are to be stored for a long period of
    time, remove the batteries and keep them in a cool,
    dry place.

    Stereo RCA Jacks
    The RCA jacks are located behind the video screen.
    The RCA jacks allow audio and video signals to
    be connected from an auxiliary device such as a
    camcorder or a video game unit to the RSE system.
    Standard RCA cables, not included, are needed
    to connect the auxiliary device to the RCA jacks.
    The yellow connector inputs video and the red and
    white connectors input right and left audio. Refer to
    the manufacturer’s instructions for proper connection
    of the auxiliary device.

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    To use the auxiliary inputs on the RSE system,
    connect an external auxiliary device to the color-coded
    RCA jacks and turn both the auxiliary device and
    the RSE system power on. If the RSE system had
    been previously in the DVD player mode, pressing the
    SRCE button on the faceplate or the remote control
    will switch the RSE system between the auxiliary device
    and the DVD player.

    How to Change the Video Format when
    in the Auxiliary Mode
    The auxiliary input video format is preset to NTSC.
    In some countries, the video format may be in the
    PAL system. To change the video format, perform
    the following:
    1. Press the display menu button.
    2. Press the down arrow button to highlight the
    Video Format option.
    3. Press the enter button to select Video Format.
    4. Press the right or left arrow button to select
    the desired video format.
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    Audio Output
    Audio from the DVD player or auxiliary inputs can
    be heard through the following possible sources:

    • Wireless Headphones
    • Vehicle Speakers
    • Vehicle wired headphone jacks on the Rear Seat
    Audio system (if equipped)
    The RSE system always transmits the audio signal to
    the wireless headphones, if there is audio available.
    See “Headphones” earlier in this section for more
    information.
    The RSE system is capable of outputting audio to
    the vehicle speakers by using the radio. The RSE
    system may be selected as an audio source on the radio
    if the RSE system power is on. Once the RSE system
    is selected as an audio source on the radio, adjust
    the speaker volume on the radio, if necessary. If the
    RSE system power is not on, the RSE system will
    not be an available source on the radio. Refer to the
    radio information for the radio that your vehicle has
    for more information.

    The RSE system is capable of outputting audio to the
    wired headphone jacks on the rear seat audio system
    (if equipped). The RSE system can be selected as
    an audio source on the rear seat audio system if the
    RSE system power is on. See Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
    on page 3-89 for more information.

    Video Screen
    The video screen is located in the overhead console.
    To use the video screen, push forward on the release
    latch and the screen will fold down. Adjust the screen’s
    position as desired. When the video screen is not in
    use, push it up into its latched position.
    The DVD player and display will continue to operate
    when the screen is in the up or the down position.
    The video screen contains the transmitters for the
    wireless headphones and the remote control. If the
    screen is in the closed position, the signals will not be
    available for the operation of the headphones or
    the remote control.
    Notice: Avoid directly touching the video screen,
    as damage may occur. See “Cleaning the Video
    Screen” later in this section for more information.

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    DVD Player
    The DVD player is located in the overhead console.
    The DVD player can be controlled by the buttons on
    the DVD player and/or by the buttons on the remote
    control. See “Remote Control” later in this section
    for more information.
    The DVD player power may be turned on when the
    ignition is in ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY, or when
    Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active.
    The RSE system DVD player is only compatible with
    DVDs of the appropriate region code for the country
    that the vehicle was sold in. The DVD region code
    is printed on the jacket of most DVDs.
    Standard audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, Video CD and
    Photo CD/CD-R media are fully supported by this
    DVD player. DVD-R and DVD-RW media is supported
    if formatted as DVD-Video. DVD+R and DVD+RW
    media may or may not be supported by the DVD player.

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    The DVD player does not support DVD-RAM,
    DVD-ROM, and DVD Audio media. An error message
    will appear on the display if this type of media is
    inserted into the DVD player.
    When using the wired headphones, not included,
    if the front seat passengers play a CD in the Radio
    with Six-Disc CD (if equipped) or use XM™ Satellite
    Radio Service (if equipped), you will hear the audio
    for these sources, instead of the DVD or CD that
    is currently playing through the RSE.
    If an error message appears on the video screen,
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    DVD Player Buttons (Without Sunroof)

    y (Main DVD Menu):

    Press this button to access
    the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every
    DVD. Use the up, down, left, and right arrow buttons to
    move the cursor around the DVD menu. After making
    a selection press the enter button. This button only
    operates when playing a DVD.

    z (Set-up Menu):

    Press this button to adjust the color,
    tint, brightness, contrast, display mode, and dynamic
    range compression. The dynamic range compression
    feature can be used to reduce loud audio and increase
    low audio produced by some DVDs.

    O (Power):

    Press this button to turn the RSE system
    on and off. The power indicator light will illuminate
    when the power is on.

    X (Eject):

    Press this button to eject a DVD or CD.

    SRCE (Source): Press this button to switch between
    the DVD player and an auxiliary source.

    c (Stop):

    Press this button to stop playing, rewinding,
    or fast forwarding a DVD or CD. Press this button
    twice to return to the beginning of the DVD.

    s (Play/Pause):

    Press this button to start play of a
    DVD or CD. Press this button while a DVD or CD is
    playing to pause it. Press this button again to continue
    the play of the DVD or CD.

    To change a feature back to the factory default setting,
    press this button to display the feature, then press
    and hold this button. The default setting will appear
    on the display.
    While playing an Audio or DVD disc, press and hold
    this button to display and to remove the track and time
    information.

    n, q, p, o (Menu Navigation Arrows): Use the
    arrow buttons to navigate through a menu.
    r (Enter):

    Press this button to select the choices
    that are highlighted in any menu.

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    DVD Player Buttons (With Sunroof)

    Playing a Disc
    To play a disc, gently insert the disc with the label side
    up into the loading slot. The DVD player will continue
    loading the disc and the player will automatically start,
    if the vehicle is in ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY,
    or when RAP is active.
    If a disc is already in the player, press the play/pause
    button on the DVD player faceplate or on the remote
    control.

    s (Play/Pause):

    Press this button to start play of
    a DVD or CD. Press this button while a DVD or CD
    is playing to pause it. Press this button again to
    continue the play of the DVD or CD.

    c / X (Stop/Eject):

    Press this button to stop
    playing, rewinding, or fast forwarding a DVD or CD.
    Press this button twice to return to the beginning
    of the DVD.
    Press and hold this button for more than three seconds
    to eject a DVD or CD.

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    Some DVDs will not allow fast forwarding or skipping
    of the copyright information or the previews. Some
    DVDs will begin playing after the previews have finished.
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    Stopping and Resuming Playback

    Remote Control

    To stop playing a disc, press and release the stop
    button on the DVD player faceplate or the remote
    control.

    To use the remote control, aim it at the transmitter
    window below the video screen and press the desired
    button. Direct sunlight or very bright light may affect
    the ability of the RSE system to receive signals from
    the remote control. If the remote control does not seem
    to be working, the batteries may need to be replaced.
    See “Battery Replacement” later in this section.

    To resume playback, press the play/pause button
    on the DVD player faceplate or the remote control.
    The movie should resume play from where it was last
    stopped, if the disc has not been ejected and the
    stop button has not been pressed twice. If the disc has
    been ejected or if the stop button has been pressed
    twice, the disc will resume play at the beginning.

    Ejecting a Disc
    Press the eject button on the DVD player faceplate
    to eject the disc. There is not an eject button on
    the remote control.

    Objects blocking the line of sight may also affect the
    function of the remote control.
    Notice: Storing the remote control in a hot area
    or in direct sunlight can damage it, and the repairs
    will not be covered by your warranty. Storage in
    extreme cold can weaken the batteries. Keep
    the remote control stored in a cool, dry place.

    If a disc is ejected from the player, but is not removed,
    the DVD player will reload the disc after a short
    period of time. The disc will be stored in the DVD
    player. The DVD player will not resume play of the
    disc automatically.

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    Remote Control Buttons

    z (Set-up Menu):

    Press this button to adjust the color,
    tint, brightness, contrast, display mode, and dynamic
    range compression. The dynamic range compression
    feature can be used to reduce loud audio and increase
    low audio produced by some DVDs.

    e (Audio):

    Press this button to display a menu that
    will only appear when a DVD is being played. The format
    and content of this function will vary for each disc.

    r (Fast Reverse): Press this button to fast reverse
    the DVD or CD. To stop fast reversing, press this button
    again. This button may not work when the DVD is
    playing the copyright information or the previews.
    SRCE (Source): Press this button to switch between
    the DVD player and an auxiliary source.

    O (Power):

    Press this button to turn the DVD player

    on and off.

    v (Title):

    Press this button to return the DVD to the
    main menu of the DVD.

    n, q, p, o (Menu Navigation Arrows): Use the
    arrow buttons to navigate through a menu.

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    c (Stop):

    Press this button to stop playing, rewinding,
    or fast forwarding a DVD or CD. Press this button
    twice to return to the beginning of the DVD.

    t (Previous Track/Chapter):

    Press this button to
    return to the start of the current track or chapter. Press
    this button again to return to the previous track or
    chapter. This button may not work when the DVD is
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    1 through 0 (Numeric Keypad): The numeric keypad
    provides you with the capability of direct chapter,
    title, and track number selection.

    }10 (Double Digit Entries):

    Press this button to
    select chapter, title, and track numbers greater than 9.
    Press this button before inputting the number.

    \ (Clear): Press this button within three seconds after
    inputting a number to clear the number(s).
    P (Illumination):

    Press this button to turn the remote
    control backlight on. The backlight will time out after
    about 7 to 10 seconds if no other button is pressed while
    the backlight is on.

    y (Main DVD Menu):

    Press this button to access the
    DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every
    DVD. Use the up, down, left, and right arrow buttons to
    move the cursor around the DVD menu. After making
    a selection press the enter button. This button only
    operates when playing a DVD.

    r (Enter):

    Press this button to select the choices
    that are highlighted in any menu.

    q (Return):

    Press this button to exit the current
    active menu and return to the previous menu. This
    button will operate only when a DVD is playing and a
    menu is active.

    | (Camera Angle):

    Press this button to change
    camera angles on DVDs that have this feature when
    a DVD is playing. The format and content of this
    function will vary for each disc.

    { (Subtitle): Press this button to turn on subtitles
    and to move through subtitle options when a DVD
    is playing. The format and content of this function
    will vary for each disc.
    [ (Fast Forward):

    Press this button to fast forward
    the DVD or CD. To stop fast forwarding, press this
    button again. This button may not work when the DVD
    is playing the copyright information or the previews.

    s (Play/Pause):

    Press this button to start play of
    a DVD or CD. Press this button while a DVD or CD is
    playing to pause it. Press this button again to continue
    the play of the DVD or CD.
    When the DVD is playing, press the pause button then
    press the fast forward button. The DVD will continue
    playing in a slow play mode. To cancel slow play mode,
    press the play/pause button.

    u (Next Track/Chapter):

    Press this button to
    advance to the beginning of the next track or chapter.
    This button may not work when the DVD is playing
    the copyright information or the previews.

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    Battery Replacement
    To change the remote control batteries, do the following:
    1. Remove the battery compartment door located on
    the bottom of the remote control.
    2. Replace the two batteries in the compartment.
    Make sure that they are installed correctly, using
    the diagram on the inside of the battery
    compartment.
    3. Close the battery door securely.
    If the remote control is to be stored for a long period
    of time, remove the batteries and keep them in a cool,
    dry place.
    Problem
    No power.

    Disc will not play.

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    Recommended Action
    The ignition might not be
    in ON/RUN or ACC/
    ACCESSORY.
    The parental control button
    might have been turned on.
    The power indicator light
    flashes.
    The system might be off.
    The parental control button
    might have been turned on.
    The power indicator light
    will flash.
    The system might be in
    auxiliary mode.
    The disc is upside down
    or is not compatible.

    Problem

    Recommended Action

    The picture does not fill
    the screen. There are
    black borders on the
    top and bottom or on
    both sides or it looks
    stretched out.

    Check the display mode
    settings in the display menu.

    The disc was ejected,
    but it was pulled back
    into the DVD player.

    The disc is being stored in the
    DVD player. Press the eject
    button again to eject the disc.

    In auxiliary mode, the
    Check the auxiliary input
    picture moves or scrolls. connections at both devices.
    Change the Video Format to
    PAL or NTSC. See “Stereo
    RCA Jacks” previously for
    how to change the video
    format.
    The language in the
    audio or on the screen
    is wrong.

    Check the audio or language
    selection in the main
    DVD menu.

    The remote control
    does not work.

    Check to make sure there
    is no obstruction between
    the remote control and
    the transmitter window.
    Check the batteries to make
    sure they are not dead
    or installed incorrectly.
    The parental control button
    might have been turned on.
    The power indicator light
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    Problem

    Recommended Action

    Problem

    Recommended Action

    After stopping the
    player,
    I push Play but
    sometimes the DVD
    starts where I left off
    and sometimes at the
    beginning.

    If the stop button was
    pressed one time, the
    DVD player will resume
    playing where the DVD
    was stopped. If the stop
    button was pressed
    two times the DVD player
    will begin to play from the
    beginning of the DVD.

    Sometimes the
    wireless headphone
    audio cuts out or
    buzzes.

    The auxiliary source is
    running but there is no
    picture or sound.

    Check that the DVD
    player is in the auxiliary
    source mode.
    Check the auxiliary input
    connections at both devices.

    I lost the remote and/or See your dealer/retailer
    the headphones.
    for assistance.

    My disc is stuck in the
    player. The Load/Eject
    button does not work.

    Turn the DVD power off,
    then on, then press
    the load/eject button
    on the DVD player.
    Do not attempt to forcibly
    remove the disc from the
    DVD player. This could
    permanently damage the
    disc and DVD player.

    Check for obstructions, low
    batteries, reception range,
    and interference from
    cellular telephone towers
    or by using your cellular
    telephone in the vehicle.
    Check that the headphones
    are facing the front of
    the vehicle.

    The DVD is playing,
    but there is no picture
    or sound.

    Check that the DVD player
    is in DVD mode.

    The audio/video skips
    or jumps.

    The DVD or CD could
    be dirty, scratched,
    or damaged.

    The audio from the
    radio for the Radio with
    Six-Disc CD and XM™
    has taken over the
    audio from the DVD
    or CD when using the
    wired headphones.

    The RSE is working
    correctly. Use the wireless
    headphones or have
    the front seat passengers
    listen to another audio
    source.

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    DVD Display Error Messages

    DVD Distortion

    The following errors may be displayed on the video
    screen:

    There may be an experience with audio distortion
    in the wireless headphones when operating cellular
    phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Positioning
    Systems (GPS)*, two-way radios, mobile fax,
    or walkie talkies.

    Disc Format Error: This message will be displayed if a
    disc is inserted upside down, if the disc is not readable,
    or if the format is not compatible with the DVD player.
    Load/Eject Error: This message will be displayed if the
    disc is not properly loaded or ejected.
    Disc Play Error: This message will be displayed if the
    DVD player cannot play the disc. Scratched or
    damaged discs will cause this error.
    Region Code Error: This message will be displayed if
    the region code of the DVD is not compatible with
    the region code of the DVD player.
    No Disc: This message will be displayed if any of the
    buttons on the DVD faceplate or remote control are
    pressed and no disc is present in the DVD player.

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    It might be necessary to turn off the DVD player when
    operating one of these devices in or near the vehicle.
    * Excludes the OnStar® System.

    Cleaning the Video Screen
    Pour some isopropyl or rubbing alcohol on a clean
    cloth and gently wipe the video screen. Do not spray
    directly onto the screen and do not press too hard
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    Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
    This feature allows rear seat passengers to select and
    listen to any of the available radio sources: AM/FM,
    XM, CD, or DVD. However, a rear seat passenger
    cannot control a source selected on the radio by
    someone in the front of the vehicle. For example,
    the RSA cannot be used to change CD tracks if the
    radio is set to CD. Also, if the radio is switched to
    a source the RSA has control of, sound will not be
    lost, but the RSA will lose control of that source.
    Rear seat passengers always have control of the volume
    for each set of headphones.
    The RSA will run when the radio is off if the ignition
    key is positioned in the power mode, see XXX in
    this manual.

    P (Power):

    Press this button to turn the RSA on
    or off. The rear speakers are muted when the power
    is turned on.

    u (Volume): The left-hand knob controls the
    headphone outlet on the left and the right-hand knob
    controls the headphone outlet on the right. Turn
    either knob clockwise to increase the volume and
    counterclockwise to decrease the volume.

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    SRCE (Source): Press this button to select an audio
    source: AM/FM, XM, CD, or DVD. The inactive CD,
    or DVD will remain safely inside the radio for future
    listening. There are sources that are internal to the radio,
    such as AM/FM, and CD and other sources to radio
    that are external, such as XM™, DVD, and OnStar®.
    If an external source has been selected, the rear
    seat passengers cannot select a different external
    source.
    SEEK: Press this button to go to the next station or
    CD track and stay there. The display will show the
    selection. This function is inactive if the radio is set to
    the same source.
    To scan preset radio stations, press and hold the
    SEEK button for two seconds and the radio will go
    to the next preset station. Hold this button down and
    the radio will continue to go through all available
    preset stations. This function is inactive if the front
    seat passengers are listening to the radio.

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    When a CD is playing, press the SEEK button to go
    to the next track on the CD. This function is inactive if
    the front seat passengers are listening to a CD.
    When a CD is playing in the six-disc CD player, press
    and hold the SEEK button for two seconds to go you to
    the next CD, if multiple CDs are loaded. This function is
    inactive if the front seat passengers are listening to a CD.

    Theft-Deterrent Feature
    THEFTLOCK® is designed to discourage theft of
    your vehicle’s radio. The feature works automatically
    by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification
    Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different
    vehicle, it does not operate and LOCKED displays.
    When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking
    red light indicates that THEFTLOCK® is armed.
    With THEFTLOCK® activated, the radio does not
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    Audio Steering Wheel Controls

    If your vehicle does not have OnStar, press this button
    to mute the system. Press it again, or any other
    radio button, to turn on the sound.
    NXT (Next): Press this button to play a station you
    have programmed on the radio preset pushbuttons.
    The radio will only seek preset stations with a strong
    signal that are in the selected band.
    When a CD is playing in the CD changer, press this
    button to go to the next available CD, if multiple CDs
    are loaded.

    Some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering
    wheel. They include the following:

    uSEEK t:

    Press the forward or the back arrow
    to go to the next or to the previous radio station and
    stay there. The radio will only seek stations with a
    strong signal that are in the selected band.
    When a CD is playing, press the forward or the back
    arrow to fast forward or reverse.

    g (OnStar®/Mute):

    If your vehicle has OnStar,
    press this button to interact with the OnStar system.
    See the OnStar® System on page 2-36 in this manual
    for more information.

    + SRC − (Source): Press plus (+) or the minus (−)
    button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1
    or XM2 (if equipped), or a CD. If a CD is loaded the
    CD symbol will appear on the display.
    + VOL − (Volume): Press the plus (+) or the (−) button
    to increase or to decrease the volume.

    Radio Reception
    Frequency interference and static during normal
    radio reception can occur if items such as cellphone
    chargers, vehicle convenience accessories, and external
    electronic devices are plugged into the accessory
    power outlet. If there is interference or static, unplug
    the item from the accessory power outlet.

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    AM

    Fixed Mast Antenna

    The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM,
    especially at night. The longer range can cause station
    frequencies to interfere with each other. For better radio
    reception, most AM radio stations boost the power levels
    during the day, and then reduce these levels during the
    night. Static can also occur when things like storms and
    power lines interfere with radio reception. When this
    happens, try reducing the treble on your radio.

    The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car
    washes without being damaged. If the mast should
    ever become slightly bent, straighten it out by hand.
    If the mast is badly bent, replace it.

    FM Stereo

    XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna
    System

    FM stereo gives the best sound, but FM signals reach
    only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall buildings or
    hills can interfere with FM signals, causing the sound
    to fade in and out.

    XM™ Satellite Radio Service
    XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception
    from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous United States,
    and in Canada. Just as with FM, tall buildings or hills can
    interfere with satellite radio signals, causing the sound to
    fade in and out. In addition, traveling or standing under
    heavy foliage, bridges, garages, or tunnels may cause
    loss of the XM™ signal for a period of time. The radio
    may display NO SIGNAL to indicate interference.

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    Check occasionally to make sure the mast is still
    tightened to the antenna base. If tightening is required,
    tighten by hand.

    The XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is located on the
    roof of your vehicle. Keep this antenna clear of snow
    and ice build up for clear radio reception.
    If your vehicle has a sunroof, the performance of the
    XM™ system may be affected if the sunroof is open.
    Loading items onto the roof of your vehicle can interfere
    with the performance of the XM™ system. Make sure
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    Section 4

    Driving Your Vehicle

    Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle ..........4-2
    Defensive Driving ...........................................4-2
    Drunk Driving .................................................4-2
    Control of a Vehicle ........................................4-3
    Braking .........................................................4-3
    Antilock Brake System (ABS) ...........................4-4
    Braking in Emergencies ...................................4-5
    Limited-Slip Rear Axle .....................................4-5
    StabiliTrak® System ........................................4-5
    All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System .......................4-10
    Steering ......................................................4-10
    Off-Road Recovery .......................................4-12
    Passing .......................................................4-12
    Loss of Control .............................................4-12
    Off-Road Driving ...........................................4-13
    Driving at Night ............................................4-14

    Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads ..................4-14
    Before Leaving on a Long Trip .......................4-15
    Highway Hypnosis ........................................4-16
    Hill and Mountain Roads ................................4-16
    Winter Driving ..............................................4-17
    If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud,
    Ice, or Snow .............................................4-21
    Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out .................4-22
    Loading Your Vehicle ....................................4-22
    Towing ..........................................................4-28
    Towing Your Vehicle .....................................4-28
    Recreational Vehicle Towing ...........................4-28
    Electronically Controlled Air Suspension
    System ....................................................4-28
    Towing a Trailer ...........................................4-30

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    Your Driving, the Road, and
    Your Vehicle
    Defensive Driving
    Defensive driving means “always expect the
    unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively is
    to wear your safety belt — See Safety Belts: They Are
    for Everyone on page 1-10.

    {CAUTION:
    Assume that other road users (pedestrians,
    bicyclists, and other drivers) are going to be
    careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what
    they might do and be ready. In addition:
    • Allow enough following distance between
    you and the driver in front of you.
    • Focus on the task of driving.
    Driver distraction can cause collisions
    resulting in injury or possible death. These
    simple defensive driving techniques could
    save your life.

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    Drunk Driving

    {CAUTION:
    Drinking and then driving is very dangerous.
    Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness, and
    judgment can be affected by even a small
    amount of alcohol. You can have a serious — or
    even fatal — collision if you drive after drinking.
    Do not drink and drive or ride with a driver who
    has been drinking. Ride home in a cab; or if you
    are with a group, designate a driver who will
    not drink.
    Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is
    a global tragedy.
    Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs to drive a
    vehicle: judgment, muscular coordination, vision, and
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    Police records show that almost 40 percent of all motor
    vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases,
    these deaths are the result of someone who was
    drinking and driving. In recent years, more than
    17,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been
    associated with the use of alcohol, with about
    250,000 people injured.

    Control of a Vehicle

    For persons under 21, it is against the law in every
    U.S. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical,
    psychological, and developmental reasons for
    these laws.

    Adding non-dealer/non-retailer accessories can affect
    your vehicle’s performance. See Accessories and
    Modifications on page 5-3.

    The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway
    safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and
    then drive.

    Braking

    Medical research shows that alcohol in a person’s
    system can make crash injuries worse, especially
    injuries to the brain, spinal cord, or heart. This means
    that when anyone who has been drinking — driver
    or passenger — is in a crash, that person’s chance of
    being killed or permanently disabled is higher than if the
    person had not been drinking.

    Braking action involves perception time and reaction
    time. First, you have to decide to push on the brake
    pedal. That is perception time. Then you have to bring
    up your foot and do it. That is reaction time.

    The following three systems help to control your vehicle
    while driving — brakes, steering, and accelerator. At
    times, as when driving on snow or ice, it is easy to ask
    more of those control systems than the tires and road can
    provide. Meaning, you can lose control of your vehicle.

    See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-34.

    Average reaction time is about three-fourths of a
    second. But that is only an average. It might be less
    with one driver and as long as two or three seconds or
    more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness,
    coordination, and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol,
    drugs, and frustration. But even in three-fourths of a
    second, a vehicle moving at 60 mph (100 km/h) travels
    66 feet (20 m). That could be a lot of distance in an
    emergency, so keeping enough space between
    your vehicle and others is important.
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    And, of course, actual stopping distances vary greatly
    with the surface of the road, whether it is pavement
    or gravel; the condition of the road, whether it is
    wet, dry, or icy; tire tread; the condition of the brakes;
    the weight of the vehicle; and the amount of brake force
    applied.
    Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive
    in spurts — heavy acceleration followed by heavy
    braking — rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is
    a mistake. The brakes might not have time to cool
    between hard stops. The brakes will wear out much
    faster if you do a lot of heavy braking. If you keep pace
    with the traffic and allow realistic following distances,
    you will eliminate a lot of unnecessary braking.
    That means better braking and longer brake life.
    If your vehicle’s engine ever stops while you are driving,
    brake normally but do not pump the brakes. If you do,
    the pedal could get harder to push down. If the
    engine stops, you will still have some power brake
    assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the
    power assist is used up, it can take longer to stop and
    the brake pedal will be harder to push.
    Adding non-dealer/non-retailer accessories can affect
    your vehicle’s performance. See Accessories and
    Modifications on page 5-3.

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    Antilock Brake System (ABS)
    Your vehicle has the Antilock Brake System (ABS),
    an advanced electronic braking system that will
    help prevent a braking skid.
    When you start the engine and begin to drive away,
    ABS will check itself. You might hear a momentary
    motor or clicking noise while this test is going on.
    This is normal.
    If there is a problem with
    ABS, this warning light will
    stay on. See Antilock
    Brake System Warning
    Light on page 3-35.

    Along with ABS, your vehicle has a Dynamic Rear
    Proportioning (DRP) system. If there is a DRP problem,
    both the brake and ABS warning lights come on
    accompanied by a 10-second chime. The lights and
    chime will come on each time the ignition is turned on
    until the problem is repaired. See your dealer/retailer
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    Let us say the road is wet and you are driving safely.
    Suddenly, an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam
    on the brakes and continue braking. Here is what
    happens with ABS:
    A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If
    one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer
    will separately work the brakes at each front wheel
    and at both rear wheels.
    ABS can change the brake pressure faster than any
    driver could. The computer is programmed to make the
    most of available tire and road conditions. This can
    help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard.
    As you brake, the computer keeps receiving updates
    on wheel speed and controls braking pressure
    accordingly.
    Remember: ABS does not change the time you need to
    get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease
    stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle
    in front of you, you will not have time to apply the brakes
    if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Always leave
    enough room up ahead to stop, even though you
    have ABS.

    Using ABS

    Braking in Emergencies
    With ABS, you can steer and brake at the same time.
    In many emergencies, steering can help you more than
    even the very best braking.

    Limited-Slip Rear Axle
    Your vehicle may have this feature. A limited-slip rear
    axle can give you additional traction on snow, mud, ice,
    sand or gravel. It works like a standard axle most of
    the time, but when one of the rear wheels has no
    traction and the other does, this feature will allow the
    wheel with traction to move the vehicle.

    StabiliTrak® System
    Your vehicle is equipped with StabiliTrak®, Electronic
    Stability Control (ESC) which combines antilock
    brake, traction and stability control systems and helps
    the driver maintain directional control of the vehicle
    in most driving conditions.
    Traction control activates when the controller senses
    wheel spin. StabiliTrak® will selectively apply the brakes
    and reduce engine torque to help regain traction.