2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual Baltimore, Maryland

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2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner's Manual Baltimore, Maryland

  1. 1. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (1,1) 2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual M In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . 4-1 Climate Control Systems . . . . . . 8-1 Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4 Additional Storage Features . . . 4-2 Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5 Vehicle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18 Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6 Performance and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Instruments and Controls . . . . 5-1 Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . 9-1 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Driving Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2 Keys, Doors, and Warning Lights, Gauges, and Starting and Operating . . . . . . . 9-21 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-28 Keys and Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Information Displays . . . . . . . . . . 5-24 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 9-29 Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27 Drive Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-33 Vehicle Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . 5-34 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-33 Exterior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Ride Control Systems . . . . . . . . 9-35 Interior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-38 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Object Detection Systems . . . . 9-41 Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-51 Lighting Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-56 Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Conversions and Add-Ons . . . 9-63 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . 7-1 Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1 Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 General Information . . . . . . . . . . 10-2 Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12 Audio Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-24 Vehicle Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21 Rear Seat Infotainment . . . . . . . 7-34 Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . 10-30 Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-36 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-32 Trademarks and License Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-36 Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-49 Wheels and Tires . . . . . . . . . . . 10-42
  2. 2. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 2012 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual M Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-74 OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1 Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-77 OnStar Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1 Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . 10-81 OnStar Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2 OnStar Additional Service and Maintenance . . . 11-1 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-5 General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 11-3 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i-1 Special Application Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8 Additional Maintenance and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts . . . . . . 11-12 Maintenance Records . . . . . . . 11-15 Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1 Vehicle Identification . . . . . . . . . 12-1 Vehicle Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2 Customer Information . . . . . . . 13-1 Customer Information . . . . . . . . 13-1 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . 13-14 Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15
  3. 3. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (3,1) Introduction iii This manual describes features that Canadian Vehicle Owners may or may not be on your specific vehicle either because they are Propriétaires Canadiens options that you did not purchase or A French language copy of this due to changes subsequent to the manual can be obtained from your printing of this owner manual. dealer or from: Please refer to the purchase The names, logos, emblems, documentation relating to your On peut obtenir un exemplaire de slogans, vehicle model names, and specific vehicle to confirm each of ce guide en français auprès du vehicle body designs appearing in the features found on your vehicle. concessionnaire ou à ladresse this manual including, but not limited For vehicles first sold in Canada, suivante: to, GM, the GM logo, CHEVROLET, substitute the name “General the CHEVROLET Emblem, and Helm, Incorporated Motors of Canada Limited” for P.O. Box 07130 EQUINOX are trademarks and/or Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it service marks of General Motors Detroit, MI 48207 appears in this manual. LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, 1-800-551-4123 or licensors. Keep this manual in the vehicle for Numéro de poste 6438 de langue quick reference. française www.helminc.com Litho in U.S.A. © Part No. 20845998 A First Printing 2011 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (4,1) iv Introduction Using this Manual Symbols { WARNING To quickly locate information about The vehicle has components and the vehicle, use the Index in the These mean there is something labels that use symbols instead of back of the manual. It is an that could hurt you or other text. Symbols are shown along with alphabetical list of what is in the people. the text describing the operation or manual and the page number where information relating to a specific it can be found. component, control, message, Notice: This means there is gauge, or indicator. something that could result in Danger, Warnings, and property or vehicle damage. This M : This symbol is shown when Cautions would not be covered by the you need to see your owner manual vehicles warranty. for additional instructions or Warning messages found on vehicle information. labels and in this manual describe hazards and what to do to avoid or * : This symbol is shown when reduce them. you need to see a service manual for additional instructions or Danger indicates a hazard with a information. high level of risk which will result in serious injury or death. Warning or Caution indicates a A circle with a slash through it is a hazard that could result in injury or safety symbol which means “Do death. Not,” “Do not do this,” or “Do not let this happen.”
  5. 5. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Introduction v Vehicle Symbol Chart + : Fuses Here are some additional symbols 3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam that may be found on the vehicle Changer and what they mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to j : LATCH System Child the Index. Restraints 9 : Airbag Readiness Light * : Malfunction Indicator Lamp # : Air Conditioning : : Oil Pressure ! : Antilock Brake System (ABS) J : OnStar® $ : Brake System Warning Light } : Power " : Charging System / : Remote Vehicle Start I : Cruise Control > : Safety Belt Reminders B : Engine Coolant Temperature % : Steering Wheel Controls O : Exterior Lamps 7 : Tire Pressure Monitor # : Fog Lamps d : Traction Control/Stabilitrak® . : Fuel Gauge M : Windshield Washer Fluid
  6. 6. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (6,1) vi Introduction 2 NOTES
  7. 7. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (1,1) In Brief 1-1 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 In Brief Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Performance and Maintenance Traction Control Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18 System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Instrument Panel StabiliTrak® System . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Vehicle Features Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . 1-25 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18 Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . 1-26 Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) . . . . . 1-26 Initial Drive Information Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . 1-20 Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4 Driving for Better Fuel Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . 1-20 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Roadside Assistance Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Driver Information Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Lane Departure Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Head Restraint Rear Vision Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-23 Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . . 1-24 Passenger Sensing Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . 1-15
  8. 8. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 1-2 In Brief Instrument Panel
  9. 9. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (3,1) In Brief 1-3 A. Air Vents on page 8‑5. G. Navigation Screen P. Steering Wheel Controls on B. Turn and Lane‐Change Lever. (If Equipped). page 5‑2. See Turn and Lane-Change H. Safety Locks on page 2‑8. Q. Ignition Positions on page 9‑21. Signals on page 6‑3. I. Infotainment on page 7‑1. R. Climate Control Systems on Exterior Lamp Controls on Navigation System page 8‑1 (If Equipped). page 6‑1. (If Equipped). See Navigation Automatic Climate Control Fog Lamps on page 6‑4 System Manual. System on page 8‑3 (If Equipped). J. Hood Release. See Hood on (If Equipped). C. Instrument Cluster on page 5‑9. page 10‑5. S. Shift Lever. See Shifting Into D. Windshield Wiper/Washer on K. Data Link Connector (DLC) (Out Park on page 9‑26. page 5‑3. of View). See Malfunction T. Fuel Economy Mode on Rear Window Wiper/Washer on Indicator Lamp on page 5‑15. page 9‑32 (If Equipped). page 5‑5. L. Cruise Control on page 9‑38 U. StabiliTrak® System on E. Power Door Locks on page 2‑7. Cruise Control . page 9‑37. F. Instrument Panel Storage on Forward Collision Alert (FCA) V. Power Outlets on page 5‑7. page 4‑1 (If Equipped). System on page 9‑41 W. CD Player on page 7‑24. (If Equipped). Forward Collision Alert (FCA) X. Driver Information Center Display (If Equipped). See Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Buttons (If Equipped). See Forward Collision Alert (FCA) on page 9‑48 (If Equipped). Driver Information Center (DIC) System on page 9‑41. M. Instrument Panel Illumination on page 5‑24. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Control on page 6‑4. Y. Hazard Warning Flashers on Indicator (If Equipped). See N. Steering Wheel Adjustment on page 6‑3. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) page 5‑2. on page 9‑48. O. Horn on page 5‑3.
  10. 10. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 1-4 In Brief Initial Drive Lock and unlock feedback can be personalized. Information V : For vehicles with the power This section provides a brief liftgate, press and hold until the overview about some of the liftgate begins to move to open the important features that may or may liftgate. not be on your specific vehicle. For vehicles without the power For more detailed information, refer liftgate, first press K, then press to each of the features which can be and hold V to unlock the liftgate. found later in this owner manual. 7 : Press and release to locate the Remote Keyless Entry Press this button to extend the key. vehicle. Press and hold for at least two seconds to sound the panic (RKE) System The key can be used for the ignition alarm. Press 7 again to cancel the The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) and all locks. panic alarm. transmitter will work up to K : Press to unlock the driver door See Keys on page 2‑2 and Remote 60 m (195 ft) away from the vehicle. or all doors. Keyless Entry (RKE) System Q: Press to lock all doors. Operation on page 2‑3.
  11. 11. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (5,1) In Brief 1-5 Remote Vehicle Start Canceling a Remote Start Door Locks With this feature the engine can be To cancel a remote start, do one of To lock or unlock the vehicle from started from outside of the vehicle. the following: the outside, press Q or K on the Starting the Vehicle . Press / until the parking lamps Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) turn off. transmitter. 1. Press and release Q on the . Remote Keyless Entry Turn on the hazard warning flashers. transmitter. . Insert the key and turn it to ON/ 2. Press and hold / for about RUN and then back to two seconds. The turn signal LOCK/OFF. lamps will briefly flash to confirm the vehicle has been started. See Remote Vehicle Start on The parking lamps will turn on page 2‑5. and remain on as long as the engine is running. The vehicles doors will be locked. 3. The key must be inserted and Base Radio Shown, Uplevel turned to ON/RUN before Similar driving. The engine will shut off after There is a power door lock switch 10 minutes unless a time extension on the instrument panel. is done or the key is inserted and turned to ON/RUN.
  12. 12. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 1-6 In Brief Liftgate Manual Liftgate Operation Unlock the vehicle before opening the liftgate. Press the touchpad located in the handle of the liftgate, above the license plate, and lift up to open. Do not press the touchpad while closing the liftgate. This will cause the liftgate to be unlatched. There are power door lock switches Base Radio Shown, Uplevel on the front door panels. Similar Q: Press to lock the doors. { : Press for Safety Locks. See Safety Locks on page 2‑8. K: Press to unlock the doors. See Door Locks on page 2‑7. To manually unlock a door from inside the vehicle, pull once on the door handle to unlock it, and a second time to open it.
  13. 13. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (7,1) In Brief 1-7 Power Liftgate Operation Notice: If you open the liftgate Windows without checking for overhead obstructions such as a garage door, you could damage the liftgate or the liftgate glass. Always check to make sure the area above and behind the liftgate is clear before opening it. Choose the power liftgate mode by turning the dial on the switch to either the 3/4 or MAX position. Press the button to open or close the liftgate. See Liftgate (Manual) on page 2‑9 On vehicles with a power liftgate, or Liftgate (Power) on page 2‑10. Press the front of the switch to lower the switch is on the overhead the window. Pull the switch up to console. The vehicle must be in raise it. P (Park) to use the power feature. Pushing or pulling the switch part of The taillamps flash when the power the way will open or close the liftgate moves. window as long as the switch is operated. See Power Windows on page 2‑19.
  14. 14. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (8,1) 1-8 In Brief . Raise or lower the entire seat by . Raise or lower the front or rear Seat Adjustment moving the control (B) up part of the seat cushion by Four‐Way Power Driver Seat or down. moving the front or rear of the See Power Seat Adjustment on control up or down. page 3‑4 for more information. . Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the entire control up Eight‐Way Power Driver Seat or down. See Power Seat Adjustment on page 3‑4 for more information. A. Seat Position Handle B. Height Adjustment Control To adjust the seat: . Move the seat forward or To adjust a power seat, if equipped: rearward using the handle under . Move the seat forward or the front of the seat cushion (A). rearward by sliding the control See Seat Adjustment on forward or rearward. page 3‑3.
  15. 15. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (9,1) In Brief 1-9 Lumbar Adjustment Reclining Seatbacks To return the seatback to the upright position: Manual Reclining Seatbacks 1. Lift the lever fully without applying pressure to the seatback, and the seatback will return to the upright position. 2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Eight-Way Power Seat Shown, Four-Way Similar A. Lumbar Switch To recline a manual seatback: If available, press and hold the front 1. Lift the lever. or rear of the switch (A) to increase 2. Move the seatback to the or decrease lumbar support. desired position, and then Release the switch when the release the lever to lock the seatback reaches the desired level seatback in place. of lumbar support. 3. Push and pull on the seatback to See Lumbar Adjustment on make sure it is locked. page 3‑5 for more information.
  16. 16. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (10,1) 1-10 In Brief Power Reclining Seatbacks Memory Features turned off. These automatically stored positions are referred to as RKE Memory positions. Storing Button Memory Positions To save positions into Button Memory: 1. Adjust the driver seat, seatback recliner, and both outside mirrors to the desired driving positions. 2. Press and hold MEM (Memory) and “1” at the same time until a beep sounds. To adjust a power seatback, 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for a On vehicles with the memory second driver using “2.” if available: feature, the “1” and “2” buttons on . Tilt the top of the control the outboard side of the driver seat To recall the manually saved Button rearward to recline. are used to manually save and Memory positions, press and hold recall the driver seat and outside “1” or “2.” The driver seat and . Tilt the top of the control forward outside mirrors move to the mirror positions. These manually to raise. positions stored to those buttons stored positions are referred to as See Reclining Seatbacks on Button Memory positions. when pressed. Releasing “1” or “2” page 3‑5. before the stored positions are The vehicle will also automatically reached stops the recall. save driver seat and outside mirror positions to the current driver Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter when the ignition is
  17. 17. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (11,1) In Brief 1-11 To automatically recall RKE Memory Heated Seats Head Restraint positions, unlock the driver door with the RKE transmitter and open Adjustment the driver door. If the driver door is Do not drive until the head restraints already open, pressing the RKE for all occupants are installed and transmitter K button will also adjusted properly. activate the RKE Memory recall. To achieve a comfortable seating The driver seat and outside mirrors position, change the seatback will move to the previously saved recline angle as little as necessary RKE Memory positions. while keeping the seat and the head See Memory Seats on page 3‑7 for restraint height in the proper more information. position. Easy Exit Driver Seat For more information see Head Uplevel Climate Control System Restraints on page 3‑2 and Seat This feature moves the seat Shown, Base Similar Adjustment on page 3‑3. rearward allowing the driver more room to exit the vehicle. If available, the buttons are near the To activate, turn the ignition off and climate controls. To operate, the open the driver door. If the driver ignition must be in ON/RUN. door is already open, turning the Press z or J to heat the driver or ignition off will activate the easy exit passenger seat cushion and driver seat. seatback. This feature can be turned on or off Indicator lights on the button show using the vehicle personalization the temperature setting. menu. See “Easy Exit Driver Seat” under Vehicle Personalization on See Heated Front Seats on page 5‑34 for more information. page 3‑9.
  18. 18. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (12,1) 1-12 In Brief Safety Belts Passenger Sensing The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front passenger System frontal airbag under certain conditions. The driver airbag, seat‐mounted side impact airbags, and roof‐rail airbags are not affected by the passenger sensing system. The passenger airbag status indicator will be visible on the United States overhead console when the vehicle is started. See Passenger Sensing System on page 3‑28 for more information. Refer to the following sections for important information on how to use safety belts properly: Canada . Safety Belts on page 3‑12. . How to Wear Safety Belts Properly on page 3‑13. . Lap-Shoulder Belt on page 3‑15. . Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 3‑43.
  19. 19. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (13,1) In Brief 1-13 Mirror Adjustment Interior Steering Wheel Exterior Manual inside rearview mirrors can Adjustment be adjusted by holding in the center to move the mirror for a clearer view of behind the vehicle. Adjust the mirror to avoid glare from the headlamps behind you. Push the tab forward for daytime use and pull it for nighttime use. See Manual Rearview Mirror on page 2‑17. Vehicles with an automatic dimming inside rearview mirror can automatically reduce the glare from the headlamps of the vehicle behind To adjust the mirrors: you. The dimming feature comes on To adjust the steering wheel: and the indicator light comes on 1. Pull the lever (A) down. 1. Move the selector switch to each time the vehicle is started. L (left) or R (right) to choose the 2. Move the steering wheel up driver or passenger mirror. See Automatic Dimming Rearview or down. Mirror on page 2‑18. 2. Press the arrows on the control 3. Pull or push the steering wheel pad to move each mirror in the closer or away from you. desired direction. 4. Pull the lever (A) up to lock the 3. Return the selector switch to the steering wheel in place. middle position. Do not adjust the steering wheel See Power Mirrors on page 2‑15. while driving.
  20. 20. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (14,1) 1-14 In Brief Interior Lighting +: Turns the dome lamps on. ; : Turns on the parking lamps, The dome lamps can also be turned together with the sidemarker lamps, Reading Lamps taillamps, license plate lamps, and on and off by pressing the buttons These lamps are located on the next to the lamps. instrument panel lights. overhead console. These lamps 5 : Turns on the headlamps, come on automatically when any For more information on interior lighting, See Instrument Panel together with the parking lamps, door is opened. sidemarker lamps, taillamps, license Illumination Control on page 6‑4. For manual operation, press the plate lamps, and instrument panel button next to each lamp to turn it lights. on or off. Exterior Lighting For more information, see: Center Dome Lamps . Exterior Lamp Controls on There are front and rear dome page 6‑1. lamps. . Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) The dome lamp controls are located on page 6‑2. in the overhead console. To change . Fog Lamps on page 6‑4. the settings, press the following: The exterior lamp control is located *: Turns the lamp off, even when on the turn signal/lane change lever. a door is open. O : Turn to operate the exterior 1: The lamps come on lamps. automatically when a door is opened. O: Turns the exterior lamps off. AUTO: Turns the exterior lamps on and off automatically depending on the exterior light.
  21. 21. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (15,1) In Brief 1-15 Windshield Wiper/Washer Rear Window Wiper/Washer The rear wiper controls are on the end of the windshield wiper lever. OFF: Use to turn the wipers off. 8 : For a single wipe, briefly move The windshield wiper/washer lever the wiper lever down. For several is located on the right side of the wipes, hold the wiper lever down. steering column. With the ignition in n L FRONT (Windshield ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/ Washer): Pull the windshield wiper ON: Press the upper portion of the START, move the windshield wiper lever toward you to spray windshield button for continuous rear window lever to select the wiper speed. washer fluid and activate the wipers. wipes. HI: Use for fast wipes. OFF: The rear wiper turns off when the button is returned to the middle LO: Use for slow wipes. position. INT: (Intermittent Wipes): Move INT (Intermittent Rear Wipes): the lever up to INT for intermittent Press the lower portion of the button wipes, then turn the 3 INT band to set a delay between wipes. up for more frequent wipes or down for less frequent wipes. m = REAR : Push the windshield wiper lever forward to spray washer fluid on the rear window. See Windshield Wiper/Washer on page 5‑3 and Rear Window Wiper/ Washer on page 5‑5.
  22. 22. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (16,1) 1-16 In Brief Climate Controls The vehicles heating, cooling, defrosting, and ventilation can be controlled with these systems. Climate Control System E. Front Defrost A. Fan Control F. Rear Window Defogger B. Air Delivery Mode Controls G. Recirculation C. Temperature Control H. Air Conditioning D. Outside Air
  23. 23. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (17,1) In Brief 1-17 Automatic Climate Control System Parking Brake To set the parking brake, hold the A. Fan Control H. Driver and Passenger Heated regular brake pedal down, then Seats push the parking brake pedal down. B. AUTO (Automatic Operation) I. Rear Window Defogger If the ignition is on, the brake C. Air Delivery Mode Controls system warning light will come on. D. Front Defrost J. Air Conditioning See Brake System Warning Light on E. Recirculation See Climate Control Systems on page 5‑17. page 8‑1 (If Equipped) or Automatic F. Temperature Control To release the parking brake, hold Climate Control System on page 8‑3 the regular brake pedal down, then G. Power (If Equipped). push down momentarily on the parking brake pedal until you feel the pedal release. Slowly pull your foot up off the park brake pedal. See Parking Brake on page 9‑34.
  24. 24. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (18,1) 1-18 In Brief Transmission Fuel Economy Mode Vehicle Features Electronic Range Select Vehicles with a 2.4L engine have a (ERS) Mode Fuel Economy Mode. When Radio(s) engaged, fuel economy mode can ERS or manual mode allows for the improve the vehicles fuel economy. VOL/ O : Press to turn the system selection of the range of gear on and off. Turn to increase or positions. Use this mode when decrease the volume. driving down hill or towing a trailer RADIO/BAND or SOURCE: Press to limit the top gear and vehicle to choose between FM, AM, XM™, speed. if equipped, CD, or AUX. To use this feature: MENU/SEL: Turn to select radio 1. Move the shift lever to stations. M (Manual Mode). Press to show available information 2. Press the plus/minus button on about the current station or track. the shift lever, to increase or D : Press to go to the main menu. decrease the gear range available. g SEEK: Press to seek the previous station or track. See Manual Mode on page 9‑31 for Press the “eco” (economy) button by more information. the shift lever to turn this feature on l SEEK: Press to seek the next or off. The “eco” light in the station or track. instrument cluster will come on Buttons 1 ‐ 6: Press to save and when engaged, and a Driver select favorite stations Information Center (DIC) message “ECO MODE ON” displays. See For more information about these Fuel Economy Mode on page 9‑32. and other radio features, see Operation on page 7‑10.
  25. 25. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (19,1) In Brief 1-19 For more information about the Rear Turning the Digital Clock On or Off Setting the 12/24 Hour Format Seat Audio (RSA) System, see Rear 1. Press the CONFIG button. 1. Press the CONFIG button. Seat Audio (RSA) System on page 7‑34. 2. Select Time and Date Settings. 2. Select Time and Date Settings. Storing a Favorite Station 3. Select Clock Displayed. 3. Highlight 12/24 Hour Format. Stations from all bands can be 4. Press the MENU/SEL button to 4. Press the MENU/SEL button to stored in the favorite lists in any turn the clock on or off. select the 12 hour or 24 hour order. Up to six stations can be display format. Setting the Time and Date stored in each favorite page and the Setting the Month & Day Format number of available favorite pages 1. Press the CONFIG button. can be set. 2. Select Time and Date Settings. 1. Press the CONFIG button. To store the station to a position in 3. Select Set Time or Set Date. 2. Select Time and Date Settings. the list, press the corresponding 4. Turn the MENU/SEL knob to 3. Highlight Month & Day Format. numeric button 1-6 until the station adjust the highlighted value. 4. Press the MENU/SEL knob to can be heard again. 5. Press the MENU/SEL knob to select MM/DD (month/day) or For more information, see “Storing select the next value. DD/MM (day/month). and Retrieving Favorites” in AM-FM Radio (Radio with CD) on page 7‑14 6. To save the time or date and Setting the Auto Time Adjust or AM-FM Radio (Radio withCD and return to the Time and Date 1. Press the CONFIG button. Touchscreen) on page 7‑16. Settings menu, press the E 2. Select Time and Date Settings. BACK button at any time or Setting the Clock 3. Highlight Auto Time Adjust. press the MENU/SEL knob after The vehicle has a digital and an adjusting the minutes or year. 4. Press the MENU/SEL knob to analog clock. turn Auto Time Adjust on or off. For detailed instructions on setting either clock, see Clock on page 5‑6.
  26. 26. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (20,1) 1-20 In Brief Satellite Radio Portable Audio Devices See Bluetooth (Overview) on page 7‑36 or Bluetooth Vehicles with an XM™ satellite radio Some vehicles have a 3.5 mm (Infotainment Controls) on tuner and a valid XM satellite radio (1/8 in) auxiliary input and a USB page 7‑38 or Bluetooth (Voice subscription can receive XM port located in the center console. Recognition) on page 7‑42. programming. External devices such as iPods®, laptop computers, MP3 players, CD Steering Wheel Controls XM Satellite Radio Service changers, and USB storage devices XM is a satellite radio service based may be connected, depending on in the 48 contiguous United States the audio system. and 10 Canadian provinces. XM For more information, see Auxiliary satellite radio has a wide variety of Devices on page 7‑28. programming and commercial-free music, coast to coast, and in digital-quality sound. A fee is Bluetooth® required to receive the XM service. The Bluetooth system allows users with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone For more information refer to: to make and receive hands-free . www.xmradio.com or call calls using the vehicle audio system 1-800-929-2100 (U.S.). and controls. . www.xmradio.ca or call The Bluetooth-enabled cell phone 1-877-438-9677 (Canada). must be paired with the in-vehicle Some audio steering wheel controls Bluetooth system before it can be can be adjusted at the steering For more information, see Satellite wheel. Radio on page 7‑19. used in the vehicle. Not all phones will support all functions. b / g : Press to interact with the available Bluetooth or OnStar systems.
  27. 27. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (21,1) In Brief 1-21 $/c: Press to silence the Cruise Control SET/− : Move the thumbwheel vehicle speakers only. Press again down toward SET/- to set a speed to turn the sound on. For vehicles and activate cruise control, or to with OnStar or Bluetooth systems, make the vehicle decelerate. press to reject an incoming call, See Cruise Control on page 9‑38. or end a current call. _ SRC ^ : Press to select an audio Navigation System source. If the vehicle has a navigation Toggle up or down to select the next system, there is a separate or previous favorite radio station, navigation system manual that CD, or MP3 track. includes information on the radio, audio players, and navigation + x −: Press + to increase the system. volume; press − to decrease the volume. The navigation system provides ON/OFF5 CRUISE : Press to turn detailed maps of most major For more information, see Steering freeways and roads. After a Wheel Controls on page 5‑2. the cruise control system on and off. destination has been set, the * CANCEL : Press to disengage system provides turn-by-turn cruise control without erasing the instructions for reaching the set speed from memory. destination. In addition, the system RES/+: Move the thumbwheel up to can help locate a variety of points of make the vehicle resume to a interest (POIs), such as banks, previously set speed or to airports, restaurants, and more. accelerate. See the navigation system manual for more information.
  28. 28. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (22,1) 1-22 In Brief Driver Information MENU: Press this button to get to Forward Collision Alert the Trip/Fuel Menu and the Vehicle Center (DIC) Information Menu. (FCA) System The DIC display is located in the Q or R : Use these buttons to For vehicles with FCA, this system center of the instrument panel scroll through the items in each is intended to help avoid or reduce cluster. It shows the status of many menu. A small marker will move the harm caused by front-end vehicle systems. along the page as you scroll through crashes. FCA provides a flashing the items. This shows where each visual alert and beeps when page is in the menu. approaching a vehicle directly ahead too quickly. FCA also SET/CLR: Use this button to set or provides a visual alert if following clear the menu item when it is another vehicle much too closely. displayed. The forward-looking FCA camera For more information, see Driver sensor is on the windshield ahead Information Center (DIC) on of the rearview mirror. FCA detects page 5‑24. vehicles within a distance of approximately 60 m (197 ft) and operates at speeds above 40 km/h (25 mph). See Forward Collision Alert (FCA) The DIC buttons are located below System on page 9‑41 for more the climate control system. information.
  29. 29. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (23,1) In Brief 1-23 Lane Departure Rear Vision Warning (LDW) Camera (RVC) For vehicles with LDW, it is intended If available, the rear vision camera to help avoid unintentional lane displays a view of the area behind departures. It may provide a the vehicle when the vehicle is warning if the vehicle is crossing a shifted into R (Reverse). The lane without using a turn signal. display will appear on the radio LDW uses a camera sensor to screen. detect the lane markings. It only To clean the camera lens, located operates at speeds of 56 km above the license plate, rinse it with (35 mph) or greater. water and wipe it with a soft cloth. The LDW indicator, @, appears To turn LDW on and off, press the See Rear Vision Camera (RVC) on green if a lane marking is detected. LANE DEPART button, located on page 9‑45. It changes to amber, flashes, and the steering wheel. sounds three chimes if the vehicle See Lane Departure Warning (LDW) crosses a detected lane marking on page 9‑48 for more information. without using the turn signal.
  30. 30. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (24,1) 1-24 In Brief Ultrasonic Parking Assist When the roof rack is not in use, Performance and lock one cross rail at the furthest If available, Ultrasonic Rear Parking forward position and lock the other Maintenance Assist (URPA) system uses sensors cross rail at the furthest rearward on the rear bumper to assist with parking and avoiding objects while position to reduce wind noise. See Traction Control Roof Rack System on page 4‑2. in R (Reverse). It operates at System (TCS) speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph). Power Outlets The traction control system limits URPA uses audible beeps to wheel spin. The system is on when provide distance and system The accessory power outlets can be the vehicle is started. information. used to connect electrical equipment, such as a cell phone or . To turn off traction control, press Keep the sensors on the vehicles MP3 player. and release g located on the rear bumper clean to ensure proper operation. There are four accessory power console. i illuminates and the outlets in the following locations: appropriate DIC message See Ultrasonic Parking Assist on below the CD slot, inside the center displays. See Vehicle Messages page 9‑43 for more information. console storage, on the rear of the on page 5‑27. center console storage, and in the Roof Rack System rear cargo compartment. . Press and release g again to turn traction control back on. The roof rack cross rails can be To use the outlets, remove the cover locked in four positions along the and close when not in use. For more information, see Traction roof rack side rails. Lift the lever to Control System (TCS) on release and move the cross rail. See Power Outlets on page 5‑7. page 9‑35. Push the lever down to completely engage into the side rail holes. Slide the cross rails back and forth until the lock pins engage in the holes and a click is heard.
  31. 31. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (25,1) In Brief 1-25 StabiliTrak® System Tire Pressure Monitor During cooler conditions, the low tire pressure warning light may appear The StabiliTrak system assists with This vehicle may have a Tire when the vehicle is first started and directional control of the vehicle in Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). then turn off. This may be an early difficult driving conditions. The indicator that the tire pressures are system is on when the vehicle is getting low and the tires need to be started. inflated to the proper pressure. . To turn off both Traction Control The TPMS does not replace normal and StabiliTrak, press and hold monthly tire maintenance. It is the g until g and i illuminate and driver’s responsibility to maintain the appropriate DIC message correct tire pressures. displays. See Vehicle Messages The TPMS warning light alerts you on page 5‑27. to a significant loss in pressure of See Tire Pressure Monitor System one of the vehicles tires. If the on page 10‑51. . Press g again to turn on both warning light comes on, stop as systems. soon as possible and inflate the For more information, see tires to the recommended pressure StabiliTrak® System on page 9‑37. shown on the Tire and Loading Information label. See Vehicle Load Limits on page 9‑16. The warning light will remain on until the tire pressure is corrected.
  32. 32. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (26,1) 1-26 In Brief Engine Oil Life System 4. Press the SET/CLR button until Driving for Better Fuel 100% is displayed. The engine oil life system calculates Economy engine oil life based on vehicle use 5. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF. Driving habits can affect fuel and displays the CHANGE ENGINE Or: mileage. Here are some driving tips OIL SOON message when it is time to get the best fuel economy 1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN with to change the engine oil and filter. possible. the engine off. The oil life system should be reset to 100% only following an oil 2. Fully press and release the . Avoid fast starts and accelerate change. accelerator pedal three times smoothly. within five seconds. . Brake gradually and avoid Resetting the Oil Life System See Engine Oil Life System on abrupt stops. 1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN, page 10‑12. with the engine off. . Avoid idling the engine for long periods of time. 2. Press the DIC MENU button to Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) . When road and weather display the Vehicle Information menu. Vehicles that have a FlexFuel badge conditions are appropriate, use and a yellow fuel cap can use either cruise control. 3. Press either the up or down unleaded gasoline or ethanol fuel arrows to view REMAINING . Always follow posted speed containing up to 85% ethanol (E85). limits or drive more slowly when OIL LIFE. See Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) on conditions require. page 9‑53. For all other vehicles, use only the unleaded gasoline described under Recommended Fuel on page 9‑51.
  33. 33. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (27,1) In Brief 1-27 Keep vehicle tires properly OnStar® . Roadside Assistance and OnStar inflated. If you have an active OnStar If equipped, this vehicle has a . Combine several trips into a subscription, press the Q button comprehensive, in-vehicle system single trip. and the current GPS location will be that can connect to a live Advisor . Replace the vehicles tires with sent to an OnStar advisor who will for Emergency, Security, Navigation, the same TPC Spec number assess your problem, contact Connection, and Diagnostic molded into the tires sidewall Roadside Assistance, and relay Services. See OnStar Overview on near the size. your exact location to get the help page 14‑1 for more information. . Follow recommended scheduled you need. maintenance. Online Owner Center The Online Owner Center is a Roadside Assistance complimentary service that includes Program online service reminders, vehicle U.S.: 1-800-243-8872 maintenance tips, online owner manual, special privileges, TTY Users: 1-888-889-2438 and more. Canada: 1-800-268-6800 Sign up today at: As the owner of a new Chevrolet, www.chevyownercenter.com you are automatically enrolled in the (U.S.) or www.gm.ca (Canada). Roadside Assistance program. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 13‑6 for more information.
  34. 34. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (28,1) 1-28 In Brief 2 NOTES
  35. 35. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (1,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-1 Keys, Doors, and Exterior Mirrors Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Windows Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 2-16 Blind Spot Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16 Keys and Locks Park Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Interior Mirrors Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . 2-17 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Automatic Dimming Rearview Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Windows Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18 Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 Doors Roof Liftgate (Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Liftgate (Power) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10 Vehicle Security Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Anti-theft Alarm System . . . . . . 2-13 Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . 2-14
  36. 36. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 2-2 Keys, Doors, and Windows Keys and Locks Keys { WARNING 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 The key that is part of the Remote Press the button on the RKE or even make the vehicle move. Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter can transmitter to extend the key. Press The windows will function with the be used for the ignition and all the button and the key blade to keys in the ignition and children locks. retract the key. could be seriously injured or killed if caught in the path of a closing See your dealer if a new key is window. Do not leave the keys in needed. a vehicle with children. Notice: If the keys get locked in the vehicle, it may have to be damaged to get them out. Always carry a spare key. If locked out of the vehicle, see Roadside Assistance Program on page 13‑6.
  37. 37. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (3,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-3 With an active OnStar subscription, . Check the transmitters battery. an OnStar Advisor may remotely See “Battery Replacement” later unlock the vehicle. See OnStar in this section. Overview on page 14‑1. . If the transmitter is still not working correctly, see your Remote Keyless Entry dealer or a qualified technician (RKE) System for service. See Radio Frequency Statement on Remote Keyless Entry page 13‑17 for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal (RKE) System Operation Communications Commission (FCC) The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) rules and Industry Canada transmitter will work up to 60 m RKE Without Remote Start Shown Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310. (195 ft) away from the vehicle. The following may be available: If there is a decrease in the RKE There are other conditions which operating range: can affect the performance of the Q (Lock): Press to lock all doors. transmitter. See Remote Keyless The turn signal indicators may flash . Check the distance. The and/or the horn may sound to transmitter may be too far from Entry (RKE) System on page 2‑3. indicate locking. See “Remote the vehicle. Lock Feedback” under Vehicle . Check the location. Other Personalization on page 5‑34. If a vehicles or objects may be passenger door is open when Q is blocking the signal. pressed, all doors lock. If the driver door is open when Q is pressed, all doors lock except the driver door. These settings can be modified.
  38. 38. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 2-4 Keys, Doors, and Windows See “Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out” V (Remote Liftgate Release): Programming Transmitters to under Vehicle Personalization on First press K, then press and hold the Vehicle page 5‑34. V to unlock the liftgate. For Only RKE transmitters programmed Pressing Q may also arm the vehicles with the power liftgate, to this vehicle will work. If a theft-deterrent system. See press and hold V until the liftgate transmitter is lost or stolen, a Anti-theft Alarm System on begins to move to open the liftgate. replacement can be purchased and page 2‑13. programmed through your dealer. 7 (Vehicle Locator/Panic When the replacement transmitter is K (Unlock): Press to unlock the Alarm): Press and release one programmed to this vehicle, all driver door or all doors. See time to locate the vehicle. The remaining transmitters must also be “Remote Door Unlock” under exterior lamps flash and the horn reprogrammed. Any lost or stolen Vehicle Personalization on chirps. Press and hold 7 for at least transmitters will no longer work page 5‑34. The turn signal two seconds to sound the panic once the new transmitter is indicators flash to indicate unlocking alarm. The horn sounds and the programmed. has occurred. For more information see “Remote Unlock Light turn signals flash until 7 is pressed Battery Replacement Feedback” under Vehicle again or the key is placed in the Personalization on page 5‑34. ignition and turned to ON/RUN. Replace the battery if the REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY Pressing K may also disarm the / (Remote Vehicle Start): For message displays in the DIC. See theft-deterrent system. See vehicles with this feature, first press “Replace Battery in Remote Key” Anti-theft Alarm System on Q then press and hold / to start under Key and Lock Messages on page 2‑13. the engine from outside the vehicle page 5‑30. using the RKE transmitter. See Remote Vehicle Start on page 2‑5 for additional information. The buttons on the keys are disabled when there is a key in the ignition.
  39. 39. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-5 The battery is not rechargeable. To Vehicles with an automatic climate Starting the Engine Using Remote replace the battery: control system will default to a Start 1. Push the button on the heating or cooling mode depending To start the engine using the remote transmitter to extend the key. on the outside temperature during a start feature: remote start. Once the key is turned 2. Remove the battery cover by to ON/RUN, the system will turn on 1. Press and release Q on the prying with a finger. at the setting the vehicle was last RKE transmitter. 3. Remove the battery by pushing set to. If the vehicle has heated seats, they may come on during a 2. Press and hold / for about on the battery and sliding it two seconds. The turn signal toward the key blade. remote start. See Heated Front Seats on page 3‑9 for more lamps will briefly flash to confirm 4. Insert the new battery, positive information. the vehicle has been started. side facing up. Push the battery The parking lamps will turn on down until it is held in place. Laws in some local communities and remain on as long as the Replace with a CR2032 or may restrict the use of remote engine is running. The vehicles equivalent battery. starters. For example, some laws doors will be locked. require a person using remote start 5. Snap the battery cover back on to have the vehicle in view. Check 3. The key must be inserted and to the transmitter. local regulations for any turned to ON/RUN before requirements. driving. Remote Vehicle Start There are other conditions which The engine will shut off after The vehicle may have this feature can affect the performance of the 10 minutes unless a time that allows you to start the engine transmitter. See Remote Keyless extension is done or the key is from outside the vehicle. Entry (RKE) System on page 2‑3 for inserted and turned to ON/RUN. / (Remote Vehicle Start): This additional information. button will be on the RKE transmitter if the vehicle has remote start.
  40. 40. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 2-6 Keys, Doors, and Windows Extending Engine Run Time Shutting the Engine Off After a . There is an emission control Remote Start system malfunction. For a 10-minute extension, repeat . The engine coolant temperature Steps 1 and 2 while the engine is To shut off the engine: still running. The remote start can . is too high. Press / until the parking lamps be extended once. turn off. . The oil pressure is low. When the remote start is extended, . Turn on the hazard warning . Two remote vehicle starts have the second 10 minutes will start flashers. already been used. immediately. . Insert the key and turn it to ON/ . The vehicle is not in P (Park). For example, if the engine has been RUN and then back to running for 5 minutes, and Remote Start Ready LOCK/OFF. 10 minutes are added, the engine If the vehicle does not have the will run for a total of 15 minutes. Conditions in Which Remote Start remote vehicle start feature, it may Will Not Work have the remote start ready feature. A maximum of two remote starts or remote start attempts are allowed The remote vehicle start feature will This feature allows your dealer to between ignition cycles. not operate if: add the manufacturers remote vehicle start feature. See your The vehicles ignition switch must . The key is in the ignition. dealer to add the manufacturers be turned to ON/RUN and then back . The hood or doors are not remote vehicle start feature to the to LOCK/OFF using the key, before closed. vehicle. the remote start procedure can be used again. . The hazard warning flashers are on.
  41. 41. Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual - 2012 Black plate (7,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-7 Door Locks WARNING (Continued) Power Door Locks { WARNING . Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door Unlocked doors can be when slowing or stopping the dangerous. vehicle. Lock the doors to . Passengers, especially help prevent this from children, can easily open the happening. doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. The chance of being To lock or unlock a door from the thrown out of the vehicle in a outside of the vehicle, use the crash is increased if the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) doors are not locked. So, all transmitter. Pull the handle once passengers should wear from the inside to unlock the door, Base Radio Shown, Uplevel safety belts properly and the and a second time to open it. Similar doors should be locked whenever the vehicle is There is a power door lock switch driven. on the instrument panel. . Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get out. A child can be overcome by extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Always lock the vehicle whenever leaving it. (Continued)

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