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  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual M In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . 9-1 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . 4-1 Driving Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2 Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4 Additional Storage Features . . . 4-3 Starting and Operating . . . . . . . 9-19 Vehicle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-29 Performance and Instruments and Controls . . . . 5-1 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 9-30 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18 Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . 9-37 Warning Lights, Gauges, and Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-39 Keys, Doors, and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Ride Control Systems . . . . . . . . 9-41 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Information Displays . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-50 Keys and Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Object Detection Systems . . . . 9-52 Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . 5-46 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-56 Vehicle Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11 Universal Remote System . . . . 5-49 Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-61 Exterior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Conversions and Add-Ons . . . 9-68 Interior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1 Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 General Information . . . . . . . . . . 10-3 Lighting Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Vehicle Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . 10-39 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . 7-1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-41 Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-47 Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 Audio Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-15 Wheels and Tires . . . . . . . . . . . 10-54 Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-93 Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-23 Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-96 Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1 Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . 10-97 Climate Control Systems . . . . . . 8-1 Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual M Service and Maintenance . . . 11-1 Customer Information . . . . . . . 13-1 General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1 Customer Information . . . . . . . . 13-1 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 11-3 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . 13-19 Special Application Vehicle Data Recording and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8 Privacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20 Additional Maintenance and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9 OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1 Recommended Fluids, OnStar Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1 Lubricants, and Parts . . . . . . 11-12 OnStar Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2 Maintenance Records . . . . . . . 11-15 OnStar Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-5 Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i-1 Vehicle Identification . . . . . . . . . 12-1 Vehicle Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 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, A French language copy of this or due to changes subsequent to manual can be obtained from your the 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, Helm, Incorporated Motors of Canada Limited” for Attention: Customer Service CAMARO, and the CAMARO Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it Emblem are trademarks and/or 47911 Halyard Drive appears in this manual. Plymouth, MI 48170 service marks of General Motors LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, Keep this manual in the vehicle for or licensors. quick reference. Litho in U.S.A. © Part No. 22825335 B Second Printing 2011 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 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.”
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Introduction v Vehicle Symbol Chart # : Fog Lamps Here are some additional symbols . : Fuel Gauge that may be found on the vehicle and what they mean. For more + : Fuses information on the symbol, refer to 3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam the Index. Changer 9 : Airbag Readiness Light j : LATCH System Child # : Air Conditioning Restraints ! : Antilock Brake System (ABS) * : Malfunction Indicator Lamp % : Audio Steering Wheel Controls : : Oil Pressure ® or OnStar } : Power $ : Brake System Warning Light / : Remote Vehicle Start " : Charging System > : Safety Belt Reminders I : Cruise Control 7 : Tire Pressure Monitor B : Engine Coolant Temperature d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak® O : Exterior Lamps M : Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (6,1) vi Introduction 2 NOTES
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) In Brief 1-1 In Brief Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . 1-9 Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Universal Remote System . . . 1-16 1-17 Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10 Convertible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Instrument Panel Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . 1-10 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11 Performance and Maintenance Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Traction Control Initial Drive Information System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18 Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4 Vehicle Features StabiliTrak® System . . . . . . . . . 1-18 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . 1-18 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Tire Sealant and Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . 1-14 Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . 1-19 Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . 1-14 Driving for Better Fuel Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15 Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Driver Information Roadside Assistance Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 1-7 Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . . 1-16 OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Passenger Sensing System . . . 1-8
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 1-2 In Brief Instrument Panel
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (3,1) In Brief 1-3 A. Air Vents on page 8‑4. I. Data Link Connector (DLC) Voltmeter Gauge on page 5‑14. B. Turn and Lane-Change Lever. (Out of View). See Malfunction Engine Oil Temperature Gauge See Turn and Lane-Change Indicator Lamp on page 5‑18. on page 5‑12. Signals on page 6‑5. J. Exterior Lamp Controls on Engine Oil Pressure Gauge on Headlamp High/Low-Beam page 6‑1. page 5‑11. Changer on page 6‑2. Front Fog Lamps on page 6‑5 Boost Gauge (ZL1 Only) on Flash-to-Pass on page 6‑3. (If Equipped). page 5‑10. Driver Information Center (DIC) Instrument Panel Illumination R. Traction Control System (TCS) Buttons (If Equipped). See Control on page 6‑6. on page 9‑41. Driver Information Center (DIC) K. Cruise Control on page 9‑50. Performance Traction on page 5‑26. L. Steering Wheel Adjustment on Management (PTM). See C. Driver Shift Controls (If page 5‑2. Competitive Driving Mode on Equipped). See Automatic M. Horn on page 5‑3. page 9‑44 (ZL1 Model Only). Transmission on page 9‑30. S. Shift Lever. See Automatic N. Steering Wheel Controls on D. Instrument Cluster on page 5‑7. page 5‑2. Transmission on page 9‑30 or E. Windshield Wiper/Washer on Manual Transmission on O. Head-Up Display (HUD) on page 9‑37. page 5‑3. page 5‑30 (If Equipped). F. Light Sensor. See Automatic T. Power Outlets on page 5‑5. P. Climate Control Systems on Headlamp System on page 6‑3. page 8‑1. U. Hazard Warning Flashers on G. Infotainment on page 7‑1. page 6‑4. Q. Transmission Temperature H. Hood Release (Out of View). Gauge (Except ZL1) on Power Door Locks on page 2‑8. See Hood on page 10‑5. page 5‑14.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 1-4 In Brief Initial Drive Remote Keyless Entry Lock and unlock feedback can be personalized. See Vehicle Information (RKE) System Personalization on page 5‑46. The RKE transmitter will work up to This section provides a brief 20 m (65 ft) away from the vehicle. Press and hold V to open the overview about some of the trunk. important features that may or may not be on your specific vehicle. Press and release 7 to locate the vehicle. For more detailed information, refer to each of the features which can be Press and hold 7 for at least found later in this owner manual. two seconds to sound the panic alarm. Press 7 again to cancel the panic alarm. See Keys on page 2‑2 and Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2‑3. Press the key release button to extend the key blade. The key can be used for the ignition and all locks. Press K to unlock the driver door or all doors. Press Q to lock all doors.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (5,1) In Brief 1-5 . From the outside turn the key Remote Vehicle Start Canceling a Remote Start clockwise or counterclockwise, For vehicles with this feature, the To cancel a remote start, do one of or press Q or K on the Remote engine can be started from outside the following: Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. the vehicle. . Aim the RKE transmitter at the See Door Locks on page 2‑7 or Starting the Vehicle vehicle and press and hold / Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) until the parking lamps turn off. System Operation on page 2‑3. 1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle. . Turn on the hazard warning Power Door Locks flashers. 2. Press and release Q. There is a power door lock switch . Turn the vehicle on and then off. on the instrument panel and on the 3. Immediately after completing front door panels. See Remote Vehicle Start on Step 2, press and hold / until page 2‑5. Q: Press to lock the doors. the turn signal lamps flash, or for about two seconds if the vehicle K: Press to unlock the doors. Door Locks is not in view. See Power Door Locks on page 2‑8. To lock or unlock a door: When the engine starts, the parking lamps will turn on and remain on as . To lock the door from the inside, Trunk Release long as the engine is running. The use the door lock knob on the The trunk may be opened by doors will be locked and the climate top of the door. pressing the remote trunk release control system may come on. . To unlock the door from inside, button located on the lower portion The engine will continue to run for pull the handle once. Pulling the of the driver door or V on the 10 minutes. Repeat the steps for a handle again unlatches the door. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) 10-minute time extension. Remote transmitter. See Trunk on page 2‑9. start can be extended only once.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 1-6 In Brief . Raise or lower the front part of Seat Adjustment Power Seats the seat cushion by moving the Manual Seats front of the horizontal control up or down. . Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the entire horizontal control up or down. See Power Seat Adjustment on page 3‑4. To raise or recline the seatback, tilt the vertical control forward or rearward. See Reclining Seatbacks To adjust the seat, if equipped: on page 3‑4. 1. Lift the handle under the seat to To adjust the seat, if equipped: unlock it. . Move the seat forward or 2. Slide the seat and release the rearward by sliding the handle. horizontal control forward or 3. Try to move the seat back and rearward. forth to be sure it is locked in place. See Seat Adjustment on page 3‑3.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (7,1) In Brief 1-7 Heated Seats Head Restraint Safety Belts Adjustment Do not drive until the head restraints for all occupants are installed and adjusted properly. To achieve a comfortable seating position, change the seatback recline angle as little as necessary while keeping the seat and the head restraint height in the proper If available, press L or M to turn on position. the heated seat. A light indicates See Head Restraints on page 3‑2 this feature is on. and Seat Adjustment on page 3‑3. To operate, the engine must be Refer to the following sections for running. important information on how to use safety belts properly: Press the button once for the highest setting. With each press of . Safety Belts on page 3‑8. the button, the heated seat will . How to Wear Safety Belts change to the next lower setting, Properly on page 3‑9. and then the off setting. Two lights . Lap-Shoulder Belt on page 3‑11. indicate the highest setting, and one light indicates the lowest. . Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on See Heated Front Seats on page 3‑41. page 3‑6.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (8,1) 1-8 In Brief Passenger Sensing The passenger airbag status To adjust each mirror: indicator will be visible on the System overhead console when the vehicle 1. Press the switch to select the driver or passenger side mirror. is started. See Passenger Sensing System on page 3‑25 for more 2. Press one of the four sides on information. the h (control pad) to adjust the mirror. Mirror Adjustment 3. Adjust each outside mirror so Exterior that a little of the vehicle and the United States area behind it can be seen. See Power Mirrors on page 2‑13. Canada and Mexico The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front passenger frontal airbag under certain conditions. The driver airbag and roof‐rail airbags, if equipped, are not Coupe Shown, Convertible Similar affected by the passenger sensing Vehicles with outside power mirrors system. have controls located on the driver door armrest.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (9,1) In Brief 1-9 Interior Steering Wheel Interior Lighting Adjust the inside rearview mirror for Adjustment Dome Lamps a clear view of the area behind your vehicle. To avoid glare of the headlamps from behind, push the tab forward for daytime and pull it for nighttime use. See Manual Rearview Mirror on page 2‑14. On vehicles with an automatic dimming inside rearview mirror. The mirror reduces glare from the headlamps of the vehicle behind you. The dimming feature comes on The dome lamp buttons are located and the indicator light illuminates overhead near the rearview mirror. each time the vehicle is started. See To change the settings, press the Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror To adjust the steering wheel: following: on page 2‑14. 1. Pull the lever down. ( : Turns the lamp off, even 2. Move the steering wheel up when a door is open. or down. H : Turns the lamp on 3. Pull or push the steering wheel automatically when a door is closer or away from you. opened. 4. Pull the lever up to lock the : Turns the lamp on. steering wheel in place. For more information on interior Do not adjust the steering wheel lighting, see Instrument Panel while driving. Illumination Control on page 6‑6.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (10,1) 1-10 In Brief Exterior Lighting ; : Use to turn on the parking Windshield Wiper/Washer lamps together with the taillamps, sidemarker lamps, license plate lamps and instrument panel lights. 5 : Use to turn on the headlamps together with the parking lamps, taillamps, sidemarker lamps, license plate lamps, and instrument panel lights. The windshield wiper lever is on the #: Use to turn the fog lamps on or side of the steering column. With off. The fog lamps come on together the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY or The exterior lamps control is on the ON/RUN, move the windshield instrument panel, on the outboard with the parking lamps, taillamps, sidemarker lamps, license plate wiper lever to select the wiper side of the steering wheel. speed. lamps, and instrument panel lights. The exterior lamps control has 2: Use for fast wipes. four positions: For more information, see: . Exterior Lamp Controls on 1: Use for slow wipes. P: Briefly turn to this position to page 6‑1. turn the automatic light control off or on again. When released, the . Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) control returns to the AUTO on page 6‑3. position. . Front Fog Lamps on page 6‑5. AUTO: Use to automatically turn on the headlamps, parking lamps, taillamps, sidemarker lamps, license plate lamps, and instrument panel lights.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (11,1) In Brief 1-11 3: Move the lever up to 3 for Climate Controls adjustable interval wipes, then turn the band up for more frequent wipes The heating, cooling, defrosting, and ventilation for the vehicle can be or down for less frequent wipes. controlled with this system. 9 : Use to turn the windshield wipers off. 3 : To use for a single wipe, briefly move the wiper lever down. For several wipes, hold the wiper lever down. A. Fan Control F. Defrost 3: Pull the windshield wiper lever toward you to spray windshield B. Heated Seats G. Rear Window Defogger washer fluid and activate the wipers. C. Temperature Control H. Recirculation See Windshield Wiper/Washer on D. Air Delivery Mode Controls See Climate Control Systems on page 5‑3. page 8‑1. E. Air Conditioning
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (12,1) 1-12 In Brief Transmission Electronic Range Select Manual Transmission (ERS) Mode Automatic Transmission One to Four Shift Message Vehicles with axle code GW8 have (V8 Only) Tap Shift an ERS mode. ERS mode allows you to choose the top-gear limit of Tap Shift allows the driver to the transmission with fully automatic manually control the automatic gear selection. This can help control transmission. To use Tap Shift, the the vehicles speed while driving shift lever must be in M (Manual downhill or towing a trailer. The Mode) or D (Drive). Vehicles with vehicle has an electronic shift this feature have indicators on the position indicator within the steering wheel. The controls are on instrument panel cluster. When the back of the steering wheel. Tap using the ERS mode a number will the left control to downshift, and the display next to the M, indicating the right control to upshift. A Driver current maximum gear allowed. Information Center (DIC) message indicates the gear the vehicle is in. To use this feature: 1. Move the shift lever to When this message comes on, you M (Manual Mode). can only shift from 1 (First) to 2. Press the plus/minus buttons 4 (Fourth) instead of 1 (First) to located on the back of the 2 (Second). The message will be steering wheel, to increase or displayed in the Driver Information decrease the gear range Center. See Manual Transmission available. on page 9‑37. See Manual Mode on page 9‑34.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (13,1) In Brief 1-13 Vehicle Features Storing a Favorite Station 4. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to adjust the highlighted value. Stations from all bands can be Radio(s) stored in the favorite lists in any 5. Press the MENU/SELECT knob order. Up to six stations can be to select the next value. VOL/ O : Press to turn the system stored in each favorite page and the 6. To save the time or date and on and off. Turn to increase or number of available favorite pages return to the Time and Date decrease the volume. can be set. Settings menu, press the RADIO/BAND: Press to choose To store the station to a position in / BACK button at any time or between FM, AM, or XM™, the list, press the corresponding press the MENU/SELECT knob if equipped. numeric button 1−6 until the station after adjusting the minutes. MENU/SELECT: Turn to select can be heard again. Setting the 12/24 Hour Format radio stations. For more information, see “Storing 1. Press the CONFIG button. and Retrieving Favorites” in AM-FM SEEK 7 : Press to seek the Radio on page 7‑8. 2. Select Time and Date Settings. previous radio station or track. Setting the Clock 3. Highlight 12/24 Hour Format. SEEK 6 : Press to seek the next 4. Press the MENU/SELECT knob radio station or track. Adjusting the Time to select the 12 hour or 24 hour Buttons 1−6: Press to save and The clock menu can only be used display format. select favorite stations. with the radio on while in ON/RUN For detailed instructions on setting or ACC/ACCESSORY. INFO: Press to show available the clock, see Clock on page 5‑5. information about the current station 1. Press the CONFIG button. or track. 2. Select Time and Date Settings. For more information about these 3. Select Set Time. and other radio features, see Overview on page 7‑3.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (14,1) 1-14 In Brief Satellite Radio Portable Audio Devices See Bluetooth (Voice Recognition) on page 7‑28 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 7‑25 or Bluetooth (Overview) subscription can receive XM port located in the center console. on page 7‑23. programming. External devices such as iPods®, laptop computers, MP3 players, CD Steering Wheel Controls XM Satellite Radio Service changers, and USB drives may be XM is a satellite radio service based connected, depending on the audio in the 48 contiguous United States system. and 10 Canadian provinces. XM See Auxiliary Devices on page 7‑17. satellite radio has a wide variety of programming and commercial-free music, coast to coast, and in Bluetooth® digital-quality sound. A fee is The Bluetooth system allows users required to receive the XM service. with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone to make and receive hands-free Refer to: calls using the vehicle audio system . www.xmradio.com or call and controls. 1-800-929-2100 (U.S.). The Bluetooth-enabled cell phone . www.xmradio.ca or call must be paired with the in-vehicle 1-877-438-9677 (Canada). Bluetooth system before it can be Some audio steering wheel controls used in the vehicle. Not all phones can be adjusted at the steering See Satellite Radio on page 7‑10. wheel. will support all functions. b / g : Press to interact with the available Bluetooth or OnStar systems.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (15,1) In Brief 1-15 $ / i : Press to silence the Cruise Control : Press to disengage cruise vehicle speakers only. Press again control without erasing the set to turn the sound on. For vehicles speed from memory. with OnStar or Bluetooth systems, RES/+: Move the thumbwheel up to press to reject an incoming call, make the vehicle resume to a or end a current call. previously set speed or to _ SRC ^ : Press to select an audio accelerate to a higher speed. source. SET/−: Move the thumbwheel down Turn up or down to select the next to set a speed or to make the or previous favorite radio station, vehicle decelerate. CD, or MP3 track. See Cruise Control on page 9‑50. + x −: Press + to increase the volume; press − to decrease the volume. The cruise control buttons are See Steering Wheel Controls on located on the outboard side of the page 5‑2. steering wheel. 5 : Press to turn the cruise control system on and off. An indicator light comes on in the instrument panel cluster.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (16,1) 1-16 In Brief Driver Information C. MENU: Press to display the Power Outlets Trip/Fuel menu and the Vehicle Center (DIC) Information menu. This button is The vehicle has two accessory The DIC display is located in the also used to return to or exit the power outlets; one is located below center of the instrument panel last screen displayed on the climate control system and the cluster. It shows the status of many the DIC. other is inside the center console vehicle systems. The controls for storage. They can be used to plug See Driver Information Center (DIC) in electrical equipment, such as a the DIC are located on the turn on page 5‑26. signal lever. cell phone or an MP3 player. Ultrasonic Parking Assist The accessory power outlets do not work when the key is removed from If available, the Ultrasonic Rear the ignition and the driver door is Parking Assist (URPA) system uses opened. This helps to preserve the sensors on the rear bumper to battery life of the vehicle. assist with parking and avoiding See Power Outlets on page 5‑5. objects while in R (Reverse). A. SET/CLR: Press to set or clear It operates at speeds less than the menu item when it is 8 km/h (5 mph). URPA uses audible displayed. beeps to provide distance and system information. B. w / x : Use the thumbwheel Keep the sensors on the vehicles to scroll through the items in rear bumper clean to ensure proper each menu. operation. See Ultrasonic Parking Assist on page 9‑52.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (17,1) In Brief 1-17 Universal Remote System Sunroof Express-open: Press and release the rear of the switch two times to The ignition must be in ON/RUN, express-open the sunroof. ACC/ACCESSORY, or Retained Accessory Power (RAP) to operate Vent: Press and release the rear of the sunroof. See Retained the switch to vent the sunroof. Accessory Power (RAP) on page 9‑25. Convertible The sunroof switches are on the If equipped, the convertible top can This system provides a way to overhead console. be lowered and stowed under the replace up to three remote control tonneau cover behind the rear seat. transmitters used to activate For step-by-step instructions, see devices such as garage door Convertible Top on page 2‑19. openers, security systems, and home automation devices. Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the Universal Remote system. Because of the steps involved, it may be helpful to have another person available to assist you with programming the Universal Remote system. See Universal Remote System on page 5‑49. Open/Close: Press and hold the rear or front of the switch to open or close the sunroof.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (18,1) 1-18 In Brief Performance and StabiliTrak® System Tire Pressure Monitor Maintenance StabiliTrak assists with directional This vehicle may have a Tire control of the vehicle in difficult Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). driving conditions. The system turns Traction Control on automatically every time the System (TCS) vehicle is started. The traction control system limits . To turn off both traction control wheel spin. The system turns on and electronic stability control, automatically every time the vehicle press and hold the TCS/ is started. StabiliTrak button g located on . To turn off traction control, press the console in front of the shift The TPMS warning light alerts you and release the TCS/StabiliTrak to a significant loss in pressure of lever. i and g illuminate. one of the vehicles tires. If the button g located on the console warning light comes on, stop as . Press the TCS/StabiliTrak button in front of the shift lever. i again to turn on both systems. soon as possible and inflate the illuminates. tires to the recommended pressure See StabiliTrak® System on . Press the TCS/StabiliTrak button shown on the Tire and Loading page 9‑43. again to turn traction control Information label. See Vehicle Load back on. Limits on page 9‑14. The warning light will remain on until the tire See Traction Control System (TCS) pressure is corrected. on page 9‑41.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (19,1) In Brief 1-19 During cooler conditions, the low tire If the vehicle came with a spare tire Driving for Better Fuel pressure warning light may appear and tire changing equipment, see If when the vehicle is first started and a Tire Goes Flat on page 10‑77. Economy then turn off. This may be an early Driving habits can affect fuel indicator that the tire pressures are Engine Oil Life System mileage. Here are some driving tips getting low and the tires need to be to get the best fuel economy inflated to the proper pressure. The engine oil life system calculates possible. engine oil life based on vehicle use The TPMS does not replace normal and displays the CHANGE ENGINE . Avoid fast starts and accelerate monthly tire maintenance. It is the OIL SOON message when it is time smoothly. driver’s responsibility to maintain to change the engine oil and filter. . Brake gradually and avoid correct tire pressures. The oil life system should be reset abrupt stops. See Tire Pressure Monitor System to 100% only following an oil change. . Avoid idling the engine for long on page 10‑64. periods of time. Resetting the Oil Life System Tire Sealant and . When road and weather 1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN with conditions are appropriate, use Compressor Kit the engine off. cruise control. This vehicle may come with a spare 2. Fully press and release the . Always follow posted speed tire and tire changing equipment or accelerator pedal three times limits or drive more slowly when a tire sealant and compressor kit. within five seconds. conditions require. The kit can be used to temporarily seal small punctures in the tread See Engine Oil Life System on . Keep vehicle tires properly area of the tire. page 10‑16. inflated. See Tire Sealant and Compressor . Combine several trips into a Kit on page 10‑78 for complete single trip. operating information.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (20,1) 1-20 In Brief Replace the vehicles tires with OnStar® . Roadside Assistance and OnStar the same TPC Spec number (U.S. and Canada) molded into the tires sidewall If equipped, this vehicle has a near the size. If you have an active OnStar comprehensive, in-vehicle system subscription, press the Q button that can connect to a live Advisor . Follow recommended scheduled and the current GPS location will be for Emergency, Security, Navigation, maintenance. sent to an OnStar advisor who will Connection, and Diagnostic assess your problem, contact Services. See OnStar Overview on Roadside Assistance Roadside Assistance, and relay page 14‑1. Program your exact location to get the help U.S.: 1-800-243-8872 you need. TTY Users (U.S.): 1-888-889-2438 Online Owner Center (U.S. and Canada) Canada: 1-800-268-6800 The Online Owner Center is a Mexico: 01-800-466-0800 complimentary service that includes As the owner of a new Chevrolet, online service reminders, vehicle you are automatically enrolled in the maintenance tips, online owner Roadside Assistance program. manual, special privileges, and more. See Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada) on page 13‑7 or Sign up today at: Roadside Assistance Program U.S.: chevrolet.com (click on (Mexico) on page 13‑10. “Owners,” then “Manage My Chevrolet/Owners Login”) Canada: chevroletowner.ca
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-1 Keys, Doors, and Doors Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9 Interior Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . 2-14 Windows Vehicle Security Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11 Anti-theft Alarm System . . . . . . 2-11 Windows Keys and Locks Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . 2-12 Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Exterior Mirrors Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Roof System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17 Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13 Convertible Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . 2-13 Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 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 key release button on the or even make the vehicle move. Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter can RKE transmitter to extend the key The windows will function with the be used for the ignition and all blade. Press the button and the key keys in the ignition and children locks. blade to retract the key. could be seriously injured or killed if caught in the path of a closing If it becomes difficult to turn the key, See your dealer if a new key is window. Do not leave the keys in inspect the key blade for debris. needed. a vehicle with children. Periodically clean with a brush Notice: If the keys get locked in or pick. 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 (U.S. and Canada) on page 13‑7 or Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico) on page 13‑10.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 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 13‑22 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 20 m RKE without Remote Start Shown Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310. (65 ft) away from the vehicle. The following may be available: If there is a decrease in the RKE Other conditions can affect the operating range: performance of the transmitter. See Q (Lock): Press to lock all doors. . Check the distance. The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) The turn signal indicators may flash transmitter may be too far from System on page 2‑3. and/or the horn may sound to the vehicle. indicate locking. See “Locking Feedback” under Vehicle . Check the location. Other Personalization on page 5‑46. vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. If the passenger door is open when Q is pressed, all doors lock. If the driver door is open when Q is pressed, all doors lock except the driver door, if enabled through vehicle personalization.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 2-4 Keys, Doors, and Windows Pressing Q may also arm the V (Remote Trunk Release): Programming Transmitters to theft-deterrent system. See Press and hold to unlock the trunk. the Vehicle Anti-theft Alarm System on 7 (Vehicle Locator/Panic Only RKE transmitters programmed page 2‑11. Alarm): Press and release one to this vehicle will work. If a K (Unlock): Press to unlock the time to locate the vehicle. The transmitter is lost or stolen, a driver door or all doors. See “Door exterior lamps flash and the horn replacement can be purchased and Unlock Options” under Vehicle chirps. programmed through your dealer. Personalization on page 5‑46. Press and hold 7 for at least When the replacement transmitter is programmed to this vehicle, all The turn signal indicators may flash two seconds to sound the panic remaining transmitters must also be and/or the horn may sound to alarm. The horn sounds and the reprogrammed. Any lost or stolen indicate unlocking. See “Unlock turn signals flash until 7 is pressed transmitters will no longer work Feedback (Lights)” under Vehicle again or the key is placed in the once the new transmitter is Personalization on page 5‑46. ignition and turned to ON/RUN. programmed. Pressing K will disarm the / (Remote Vehicle Start): For theft-deterrent system. See vehicles with this feature, press Q Anti-theft Alarm System on and then / to start the engine from page 2‑11. outside the vehicle 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.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-5 Battery Replacement Remote Vehicle Start Starting the Vehicle The battery is not rechargeable. To Your vehicle may have this feature To start the engine using the remote replace the battery: which allows you to start the engine start feature: 1. Extend the key blade and open from outside the vehicle. 1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the the battery cover on the back of / (Remote Vehicle Start): This vehicle. the transmitter by prying it with a button will be on the RKE finger. 2. Press and release Q. transmitter if you have remote start. 2. Remove the used battery by 3. Immediately after completing During a remote start the climate pushing on the battery and control system will turn on with the Step 2, press and hold / until sliding it toward the key blade. fan speed, air delivery mode, and the turn signal lamps flash, or for temperature settings that the system about two seconds if the vehicle 3. Insert the new battery, positive was set to when the vehicle was is not in view. side facing up. Push the battery down until it is held in place. last turned off. If the fan is set to O When the engine starts, the Replace with a CR2032 or (Off), the climate control system will parking lamps will turn on and equivalent battery. not turn on. remain on as long as the engine Laws in some local communities is running. The vehicles doors 4. Snap the battery cover back on may restrict the use of remote will be locked and the climate to the transmitter. starters. For example, some laws control system may come on. may require a person using remote The engine will continue to run start to have the vehicle in view. for 10 minutes. Repeat the steps Check local regulations for any for a 10-minute time extension. requirements. Remote start can be extended Other conditions can affect the only once. performance of the transmitter. See Insert the key and turn it to ON/RUN Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) before driving. System on page 2‑3.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 2-6 Keys, Doors, and Windows Extending Engine Run Time Canceling a Remote Start Conditions in Which Remote Start For a 10-minute extension, repeat To cancel a remote start, do one of Will Not Work Steps 1–3 while the engine is still the following: The remote start will not operate if: running. The remote start can only . Aim the RKE transmitter at the . The key is in the ignition. be extended once. vehicle and press and hold / . The hood is not closed. When the remote start is extended, until the parking lamps turn off. the second 10 minutes will start . The hazard warning flashers immediately. . Turn on the hazard warning are on. flashers. . For example, if the vehicle has been There is an emission control running for five minutes, and . Turn the vehicle on and then off. system malfunction. 10 minutes are added, the engine . The engine coolant temperature will run for a total of 15 minutes. is too high. A maximum of two remote starts or . The oil pressure is low. remote start attempts are allowed between ignition cycles. . Two remote vehicle starts, or a single remote start with an The vehicles ignition switch must extension, have already be turned to ON/RUN and then back been used. to LOCK/OFF using the key before the remote start procedure can be . The vehicle is not in P (Park). used again.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (7,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-7 Door Locks WARNING (Continued) Manual Door Locks Lock the doors from inside the { WARNING . Young children who get into vehicle by pressing down on the unlocked vehicles may be door lock knob on the top of Unlocked doors can be unable to get out. A child can the door. dangerous. be overcome by extreme heat The doors can also be unlocked . Passengers, especially and can suffer permanent from the inside by pulling the door children, can easily open the injuries or even death from handle. Pulling the door handle doors and fall out of a moving heat stroke. Always lock the again unlatches the door. vehicle. The chance of being vehicle whenever leaving it. Only the driver door has a key thrown out of the vehicle in a . Outsiders can easily enter cylinder. Unlock the door from the crash is increased if the through an unlocked door outside by turning the key doors are not locked. So, all when slowing or stopping the counterclockwise. passengers should wear vehicle. Lock the doors to Lock all doors from the outside by safety belts properly and the help prevent this from turning the key clockwise. doors should be locked happening. whenever the vehicle is driven. (Continued)
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (8,1) 2-8 Keys, Doors, and Windows The door lock cylinder turns freely Power Door Locks Q (Lock): Press to lock the doors. when either the wrong key is used, or the correct key is not fully K (Unlock): Press to unlock the inserted. The free turning door lock doors. feature prevents the lock from being To program the power door locks, forced open. see Vehicle Personalization on To reset the lock, turn it to the page 5‑46. vertical position with the correct key fully inserted. Remove the key and Lockout Protection insert it again. If the power door lock switch is If this does not reset the lock, turn pressed when the key is in the the key half-way around in the ignition and a door is open, all the cylinder and repeat the reset doors will lock and only the driver procedure. Instrument Panel door will unlock. If the doors are closed, they can be locked by using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Be sure to remove the key from the ignition when locking the vehicle. This feature can be overridden by pressing Q on the RKE transmitter or by pressing the power door lock switch a second time. This feature can be disabled. See “Power Door Locks” in Vehicle Personalization on page 5‑46. Front Door Panels
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (9,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-9 Doors WARNING (Continued) Trunk . Adjust the climate control system to a setting that { WARNING brings in only outside air and set the fan speed to the Exhaust gases can enter the highest setting. See “Climate vehicle if it is driven with the Control Systems” in the liftgate, trunk/hatch open, or with Index. any objects that pass through the . If the vehicle has a power seal between the body and the liftgate, disable the power trunk/hatch or liftgate. Engine liftgate function. exhaust contains carbon From inside the vehicle, press V For more information about on the lower portion of the monoxide (CO) which cannot be carbon monoxide, see Engine seen or smelled. It can cause driver door. Exhaust on page 9‑29. unconsciousness and even death. If the vehicle must be driven with Remote Trunk Release the liftgate, or trunk/hatch open: To open the trunk from the outside . Close all of the windows. of the vehicle, press V on the . Fully open the air outlets on Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) or under the instrument transmitter. panel. (Continued)
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (10,1) 2-10 Keys, Doors, and Windows Emergency Trunk Release 3. Firmly turn the key clockwise to Lock (Convertible Only) unlatch the trunk lid. 4. Remove the key. Emergency Trunk Release Handle (Coupe Only) Notice: Do not use the emergency trunk release handle as a tie-down or anchor point when securing items in the trunk as it could damage the handle. The emergency trunk release handle is only intended to aid a There is an emergency trunk person trapped in a latched trunk, release handle located inside the enabling them to open the trunk trunk on the liner, near the trunk If the trunk lid cannot be opened from the inside. latch. On some vehicles, the release using the RKE transmitter or the handle can be accessed by folding trunk release button: the rear seatback down. See Rear Seats on page 3‑7. 1. Locate the manual release beside the rear seatback Pull the release handle to open the cushion on the driver side. trunk from the inside. 2. Pull the cushion to the side, then Return the release handle to its fully insert the key into the lock original position for proper cylinder. operation.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (11,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-11 Vehicle Security Arming the System How the System Alarm is Activated This vehicle has theft-deterrent To arm the system, press Q on the features; however, they do not make RKE transmitter. To activate the system if it is armed, it impossible to steal. open any door, the trunk, or hood. The alarm automatically arms after The horn will sound and the hazard about 30 seconds. The security warning flashers will flash. Anti-theft Alarm System light, located on the instrument This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm panel, flashes. How to Turn Off the System system. Alarm Disarming the System To turn off the system alarm, do one To disarm the system, do one of the of the following: following: . Press K on the RKE transmitter. . Press K on the RKE transmitter. . Turn the ignition to ON/RUN. . Turn the ignition to ON/RUN. The theft-deterrent system is The security light stays on for disarmed when the alarm is approximately one second when the turned off. vehicle is disarming. If the system is armed when there are people inside of the vehicle, pulling the door handle from the inside one time will unlock the door. The security light is located on the Pulling the handle a second time will instrument panel. unlatch the door.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (12,1) 2-12 Keys, Doors, and Windows How to Detect a Tamper The vehicle is automatically When trying to start the vehicle, the Condition immobilized when the key is immobilizer light comes on briefly removed from the ignition. when the ignition is turned on. If the horn sounds and the turn signal lamps flash three times when The system is automatically If the engine does not start and the K is pressed, an attempted break-in disarmed when the vehicle is immobilizer light stays on, there is a has occurred while the system was started with the correct key. The key problem with the system. Turn the armed. The vehicle may also uses a transponder that matches an ignition off and try again. display a message on the DIC. See immobilizer control unit in the If the engine still does not start, and Anti-theft Alarm System Messages vehicle and automatically disarms the key appears to be undamaged, on page 5‑43 for more information. the system. Only the correct key try another ignition key. starts the vehicle. The vehicle may not start if the key is damaged. If the engine still does not start and Immobilizer the light continues to stay on, try See Radio Frequency Statement on another key. page 13‑22 for information If the engine still does not start with regarding Part 15 of the Federal the other key, the vehicle needs Communications Commission (FCC) service. If the vehicle does start, the rules and Industry Canada first key may be damaged. See Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310. your dealer who can service the The immobilizer light, located in the theft-deterrent system and have a Immobilizer Operation instrument panel cluster, comes on new key made. This vehicle has a passive if there is a problem with arming or Do not leave the key or device theft-deterrent system. disarming the theft-deterrent that disarms or deactivates the system. See Immobilizer Light on theft-deterrent system in the vehicle. The system does not have to be page 5‑25. manually armed or disarmed.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (13,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-13 Exterior Mirrors Power Mirrors 3. Adjust each outside mirror so that a little of the vehicle and the area behind it can be seen. Convex Mirrors Turn Signal Indicator { WARNING If the vehicle has a turn signal indicator on the mirror, an arrow on A convex mirror can make things, the mirror flashes in the direction of like other vehicles, look farther the turn or lane change. away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into the right lane, Heated Mirrors you could hit a vehicle on the right. Check the inside mirror or For vehicles with heated mirrors: glance over your shoulder before 1 (Rear Window Defogger): changing lanes. Coupe Shown, Convertible Similar Press to heat the mirrors. Vehicles with outside power mirrors See “Rear Window Defogger” under The passenger side mirror is convex have controls located on the driver Climate Control Systems on shaped. A convex mirrors surface is door armrest. page 8‑1. curved so more can be seen from To adjust each mirror: the driver seat. Automatic Dimming 1. Press the switch to select the driver or passenger side mirror. Mirror 2. Press one of the four sides on If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic dimming outside mirror on the h (control pad) to adjust the the driver side, the mirror will adjust mirror. for the glare of headlamps behind you.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (14,1) 2-14 Keys, Doors, and Windows Interior Mirrors Automatic Dimming Windows Rearview Mirror Manual Rearview Mirror The vehicle may have an automatic { WARNING Adjust the inside rearview mirror for dimming inside rearview mirror. Automatic dimming reduces the Leaving children, helpless adults, a clear view of the area behind your glare from the headlamps of the or pets in a vehicle with the vehicle. To avoid glare of the vehicle behind you. The dimming windows closed is dangerous. headlamps from behind, push the tab forward for daytime and pull it feature and the indicator light come They can be overcome by the for nighttime use. on each time the vehicle is started. extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death Vehicles with OnStar® have three Vehicles with OnStar have three from heat stroke. Never leave a control buttons at the bottom of the control buttons located at the child, a helpless adult, or a pet mirror. See your dealer for more bottom of the mirror. See your alone in a vehicle, especially with information about OnStar and how dealer for more information about OnStar and how to subscribe to it. the windows closed in warm or to subscribe to it. See OnStar See OnStar Overview on page 14‑1. hot weather. Overview on page 14‑1. Cleaning the Mirror Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror. Use a soft towel dampened with water.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (15,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-15 Power Windows Window Indexing This automatically lowers the window a small amount when the door is opened. When the door is closed, the window will raise fully. If the vehicle loses power, you may need to reprogram the windows. Follow the procedure under "Programming the Power Windows" later in this section. If a message about the windows appears in the Driver Information Center (DIC), see Window Messages on page 5‑45. Coupe Shown, Convertible Similar If the window freezes to the door, The power window switches located this feature may not work. To close on the driver door control all a door with a frozen window, push windows. The window switch on the the top of the window inward while passenger door is only for that closing the door so the top of the window. Push the front of the switch window goes under the roof seal. down to open the window. Pull the switch up to close it. The switches work when the ignition is in ON/RUN or ACC/ ACCESSORY, or in Retained Accessory Power (RAP). See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 9‑25.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (16,1) 2-16 Keys, Doors, and Windows Express Window Operation Express Window Anti-Pinch Express Window Anti-Pinch Coupe and Convertible Top Feature Override When express-up is active, the The window switches have an express-up and down feature that window will auto-reverse if there is { WARNING an obstruction or severe icing. The raises or lowers the window without If express override is activated, window returns to normal operation holding the switch. Pull the switch the window will not reverse after the obstruction or condition is up or press it down all the way and automatically. You or others could removed. release it. Stop the window by be injured and the window could operating the switch in the same If conditions prevent a window be damaged. Before you use direction. from closing and it continues to express override, make sure that auto-reverse, the window can be Convertible Top Only all people and obstructions are closed by having the ignition in ON/ To express-up a front window, the RUN and holding the window switch clear of the window path. same side rear window must be up until the window is closed. closed. In an emergency, the anti-pinch To close all the windows, pull all feature can be overridden in a window switches up fully and supervised mode. Hold the window release within four seconds. This switch all the way up to the second will result in the windows closing position. The window will rise for as automatically. long as the switch is held. Once the switch is released, the express mode is re-activated. In this mode, the window can still close on an object in its path. Use care when using the override mode.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (17,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-17 Programming the Power Roof Express-open: Press and release Windows the rear of the switch two times to express-open the sunroof. If the battery on the vehicle has Sunroof been recharged or disconnected, Vent: Press and release the rear of On vehicles with a sunroof, the the switch to vent the sunroof. or is not working, you may need to switch is located on the overhead reprogram the windows for the The sunroof only operates when the console. express-up feature to work. Before ignition is in ON/RUN or ACC/ reprogramming, replace or recharge ACCESSORY, or if Retained the vehicles battery. Accessory Power (RAP) is active. To program each front window: See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 9‑25. 1. With the ignition in ON/RUN, close all doors. 2. With the window partially open, pull the power window switch up until the window is fully closed. 3. Repeat Step 2 on all remaining windows. The windows are now reprogrammed. Open/Close: Press and hold the Sun Visors rear or front of the switch to open or close the sunroof. Pull the sun visor down to block glare. Detach the sun visor from the center mount to pivot it to the side, if available.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (18,1) 2-18 Keys, Doors, and Windows Express Sunroof Operation Press and release the back of the The sunroof glass panel cannot be switch to open the sunroof to the opened or closed if the vehicle has vent position. Press it again to an electrical failure. express-open the sunroof. To stop the sunroof from opening, press the switch again. A deflector automatically raises when the sunroof is opened and retracts while the sunroof closes. If the sunshade is closed, it opens automatically when the sunroof opens past the vented position. Notice: Forcing the sunshade Dirt and debris may collect on the forward of the sliding glass panel sunroof seal or in the track. This The sunroof can be opened without may cause damage and the could cause an issue with sunroof holding the switch down. Push the sunroof may not operate properly. operation or noise. It could also switch in the open direction until the Always close the glass panel plug the water drainage system. second pause. The sunroof will before closing the sunshade. Periodically open the sunroof and fully open. remove any obstacles or loose To stop the sunroof from moving, To close the sunroof, press the front debris. Wipe the sunroof seal and press either the open or close of the switch and hold it until the roof sealing area using a clean sunroof switch. sunroof is closed. The sunroof will cloth, mild soap, and water. Do not stop if the switch is released. Close remove grease from the sunroof. the sunshade by hand.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (19,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-19 Convertible Top Notice: Lowering the convertible Notice: If you raise or lower the top when there are objects in the convertible top while the vehicle Power Operation storage area could damage it or is in motion, you could damage break the glass rear window. the top or the top mechanism. Always verify that no objects are The repairs would not be covered in the storage area before by the warranty. Always put an lowering the convertible top. automatic transmission in Notice: Lowering the convertible P (Park) or a manual transmission top if it is damp, wet, or dirty can in Neutral before raising or cause stains, mildew, and lowering the convertible top. damage to the inside of the Lowering the Convertible Top vehicle. Dry off the convertible top before lowering it. 1. Park on a level surface. Place the vehicle in P (Park) with an Notice: If you lower the automatic transmission and convertible top on the vehicle in Neutral with a manual cold weather (0°C (32°F) or transmission. Set the parking A. Convertible Top lower), you may damage brake. B. Tonneau Cover (In the Trunk) convertible top components. Do not lower the top in cold weather. 2. Remove the tonneau cover from To operate the convertible top use the trunk. the following steps. 3. The rear trunk partition must be Notice: Leaving the convertible in the fastened position. See top down and exposing the Rear Storage on page 4‑1. interior of the vehicle to outdoor conditions may cause damage. Always close the convertible top if leaving the vehicle outdoors.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (20,1) 2-20 Keys, Doors, and Windows 4. Remove all objects on or above If the convertible top is operated the rear trunk partition. multiple times, the engine should be 5. Close the trunk. running to prevent drain on the vehicles battery. Under certain 6. Start the engine. conditions, the Driver Information Center (DIC) may display a message regarding the convertible top. See Convertible Top Messages on page 5‑36. Raising the Convertible Top Notice: If you raise or lower the convertible top while the vehicle 9. Push and hold the rear of the is in motion, you could damage convertible top button. The the top or the top mechanism. windows will automatically lower The repairs would not be covered and the convertible top will lower by the warranty. Always put an into the rear of the vehicle. automatic transmission in A chime will sound when the P (Park) or a manual transmission 7. Release the convertible top front convertible top has lowered in Neutral before raising or latch, located above the inside completely. If the radio is on the lowering the convertible top. rearview mirror, by pulling down sound may be muted for a brief and turning it clockwise. time so the chime can be heard. 8. Return the convertible top front 10. Install the tonneau cover. See latch to the closed position. Tonneau Cover on page 4‑3.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (21,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-21 Notice: If you raise the top 7. After the convertible top is without removing the tonneau completely raised, release the cover you may damage the top convertible top button. components and the tonneau cover. Remove the tonneau cover before operating the convertible top. 1. Park on a level surface. Place the vehicle in P (Park) with an automatic transmission and Neutral with a manual transmission. Set the parking brake. 2. Remove the tonneau cover if { WARNING installed. See Tonneau Cover on Placing hands on the top of the page 4‑3. windshield frame when closing 8. Release the convertible top front 3. Move any objects that have the convertible soft top could latch from the lock position by fallen against the convertible top cause fingers to be pinched and pulling down and turning it inside the trunk. may cause injury. Keep hands clockwise. below the windshield frame when 4. Close the trunk. 9. Lock the convertible top front closing the convertible top. 5. Start the engine. latch by pulling down and turning it counterclockwise, then push 6. Push and hold the front of the it up. convertible top button. The top will raise and the windows will lower.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (22,1) 2-22 Keys, Doors, and Windows If the convertible top has been Raising the Convertible Top opened repeatedly within a short Manually time and is not working, wait Notice: If you raise the top five minutes before pressing the without removing the tonneau convertible top button again. cover you may damage the top Operation of the convertible top components and the tonneau cannot be attempted for five minutes cover. Remove the tonneau cover after the last time the convertible before operating the top switch was pressed if the convertible top. convertible top was opened 1. Park on a level surface. Place repeatedly within a short time and the vehicle in P (Park) with an the top has stopped functioning. automatic transmission and If the vehicle has lost power, the Neutral with a manual 4. Remove the trim cover to access convertible top can still be raised by transmission. Set the parking the hydraulic pressure releasing pressure on the brake. release bolt. hydraulic pump. 2. Remove the tonneau cover if Never attempt to open or close the installed. See Tonneau Cover on convertible top manually without first page 4‑3. releasing pressure. 3. Move any objects that have fallen against the convertible top inside the trunk.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (23,1) Keys, Doors, and Windows 2-23 When power is restored to the vehicle, the pressure release bolt must be tightened using the provided wrench, by turning it clockwise. The convertible top button can then be used to lower or raise the convertible top. If the convertible top is operated multiple times, the engine should be running to prevent drain on the vehicles battery. Under certain conditions, the Driver Information 5. Locate the pressure release 9. After the convertible top is Center (DIC) may display a bolt (A) on the top of the completely raised, release the message regarding the convertible hydraulic pump. convertible top front latch from top. See Convertible Top Messages the lock position by pulling down on page 5‑36. 6. Using the provided wrench, turn the pressure release bolt and turning it clockwise. If the battery has been counterclockwise one to one 10. Lock the convertible top front disconnected, the power windows and a half turns. latch by pulling down and must be initialized for the turning it counterclockwise, convertible top to operate. See 7. Reinstall the trim cover. Power Windows on page 2‑15 for then push it up. 8. Pull the front of the convertible more information. top up and forward.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (24,1) 2-24 Keys, Doors, and Windows Cleaning the Convertible Top To protect the convertible top: The convertible top should be . After washing, the top must be cleaned often. High pressure car completely dry before lowering. washes may cause water to enter . Do not get any cleaner on the the vehicle. painted finish; it could leave Hand wash the convertible top in streaks. the shade. Use a mild soap, . Before going through an lukewarm water, and a soft sponge. automatic car wash, find out if A chamois or cloth may leave lint on the equipment could damage the the top, and a brush can chafe the convertible top. threads in the top fabric. Do not use detergents, harsh cleaners, solvents, or bleaching agents. Wet the entire vehicle and wash the top evenly to avoid spots or rings. Let the soap remain on the fabric for a few minutes. When the top is very dirty, use a mild foam-type cleaner. Thoroughly rinse, then let the top dry in direct sunlight.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) Seats and Restraints 3-1 Seats and Safety System Check . . . . . . . . 3-16 Safety Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 Child Restraints Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33 Restraints Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . 3-16 Infants and Young Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35 Child Restraint Systems . . . . . 3-38 Airbag System Where to Put the Restraint . . . 3-40 Head Restraints Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Lower Anchors and Tethers Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . 3-19 for Children (LATCH Front Seats When Should an Airbag System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-41 Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21 Replacing LATCH System Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . 3-4 What Makes an Airbag Parts After a Crash . . . . . . . . . 3-46 Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23 Securing Child Restraints Seatback Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 How Does an Airbag (Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-47 Heated Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23 Securing Child Restraints What Will You See after an (Right Front Rear Seats Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24 Passenger Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . 3-49 Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25 Safety Belts Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30 How to Wear Safety Belts Adding Equipment to the Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . 3-30 Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Airbag System Check . . . . . . . . 3-32 Safety Belt Use During Replacing Airbag System Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15 Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . 3-32 Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . 3-15
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 3-2 Seats and Restraints Head Restraints The vehicles front seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. { WARNING With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occupants will suffer a neck/ spinal injury in a crash. Do not Adjust the head restraint so that the The height of the head restraint can drive until the head restraints for top of the restraint is at the same be adjusted. Pull the head restraint all occupants are installed and height as the top of the occupants up to raise it. Try to move the head adjusted properly. head. This position reduces the restraint to make sure that it is chance of a neck injury in a crash. locked in place. To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the restraint down. Try to move the head restraint after the button is released to make sure that it is locked in place. The front seat outboard head restraints are not designed to be removed.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (3,1) Seats and Restraints 3-3 Front Seats Seat Position Height Adjustment Seat Adjustment { WARNING You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a driver seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make To adjust a manual seat, you push a pedal when you do if equipped: not want to. Adjust the driver seat 1. Lift the handle under the seat to only when the vehicle is not unlock it. If equipped, move the lever up or moving. down repeatedly to manually raise 2. Slide the seat and release the handle. or lower the seat. 3. Try to move the seat back and forth to be sure it is locked in place.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 3-4 Seats and Restraints Power Seat Adjustment Reclining Seatbacks { WARNING Power Reclining Seatbacks Sitting in a reclined position when the vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even when buckled up, the safety belts cannot do their job. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt could go up over To adjust a power seat, if equipped: your abdomen. The belt forces . Move the seat forward or would be there, not at your pelvic To adjust the seatback: rearward by sliding the bones. This could cause serious . Tilt the top of the control horizontal control forward or internal injuries. rearward. rearward to recline. For proper protection when the . Raise or lower the front part of . Tilt the top of the control forward vehicle is in motion, have the the seat cushion by moving the to raise. seatback upright. Then sit well front of the horizontal control up back in the seat and wear the or down. safety belt properly. . Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the entire horizontal control up or down.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Seats and Restraints 3-5 Seatback Latches { WARNING If either 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 seatbacks to be sure they are locked. To return the seatback to the upright Do not have a seatback reclined if position, lift the seatback and the vehicle is moving. manually push it rearward until it locks in place. Push and pull on the To access the rear seats, pull up on seatback to make sure it is locked. the latch on the rear of the driver or front passenger seatback. Fold the The power recline control is seatback forward. deactivated when the seatback is folded forward and will not function until the seatback has been manually returned to the upright, locked position. This is normal. Do not use the power recline control on the outboard side of the seat to raise the seatback. See Reclining Seatbacks on page 3‑4.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 3-6 Seats and Restraints Heated Front Seats To operate, the engine must be running. { WARNING Press the button once for the highest setting. With each press of If you cannot feel temperature the button, the heated seat will change or pain to the skin, the change to the next lower setting, seat heater may cause burns and then the off setting. Two lights even at low temperatures. To indicate the highest setting, and one reduce the risk of burns, people light indicates the lowest. with such a condition should use If available, press L or M to turn on care when using the seat heater, the heated seat. A light indicates especially for long periods of this feature is on. time. Do not place anything on the seat that insulates against heat, such as a blanket, cushion, cover, or similar item. This may cause the seat heater to overheat. An overheated seat heater may cause a burn or may damage the seat.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (7,1) Seats and Restraints 3-7 Rear Seats To fold the seatback down: { WARNING Notice: On convertible models, there is a speaker between the A safety belt that is improperly two rear seating positions on the routed, not properly attached, seatback. If someone leans on or twisted will not provide the the speaker, if cargo is loaded on protection needed in a crash. The it, or if liquid is spilled on it, person wearing the belt could be damage could occur. Do not lean seriously injured. After raising the against the speaker, place cargo rear seatback, always check to be on the speaker, or spill liquids on sure that the safety belts are the speaker. properly routed and attached, and On coupe models, the rear seat has are not twisted. two designated seating positions and can be folded for more cargo 1. Pull on the strap located on the Lift the seatback up to raise it, and space. Fold the seat only when the top of the rear seatback. push it back to lock it into place. vehicle is parked. Make sure the safety belt is not 2. Fold the seatback down. twisted or caught in the seatback.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (8,1) 3-8 Seats and Restraints Safety Belts Why Safety Belts Work WARNING (Continued) This section of the manual describes how to use safety belts It is extremely dangerous to ride properly. It also describes some in a cargo area, inside or outside things not to do with safety belts. of a vehicle. In a collision, passengers riding in these areas { WARNING are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow Do not let anyone ride where a passengers to ride in any area of safety belt cannot be worn the vehicle that is not equipped properly. In a crash, if you or your with seats and safety belts. passenger(s) are not wearing Always wear a safety belt, and safety belts, injuries can be much check that all passenger(s) are worse than if you are wearing restrained properly too. When riding in a vehicle, you travel safety belts. You can be seriously as fast as the vehicle does. If the injured or killed by hitting things vehicle stops suddenly, you keep inside the vehicle harder or by This vehicle has indicators as a reminder to buckle the safety belts. going until something stops you. being ejected from the vehicle. In It could be the windshield, the addition, anyone who is not See Safety Belt Reminders on page 5‑15. instrument panel, or the safety belts! buckled up can strike other passengers in the vehicle. (Continued)
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (9,1) Seats and Restraints 3-9 When you wear a safety belt, you Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why How to Wear Safety Belts and the vehicle slow down together. should I have to wear safety There is more time to stop because belts? Properly you stop over a longer distance and, A: Airbags are supplemental This section is only for people of when worn properly, your strongest systems only; so they work with adult size. bones take the forces from the safety belts — not instead of There are special things to know safety belts. That is why wearing them. Whether or not an airbag about safety belts and children. And safety belts makes such good is provided, all occupants still there are different rules for smaller sense. have to buckle up to get the children and infants. If a child will be Questions and Answers About most protection. riding in the vehicle, see Older Safety Belts Also, in nearly all states and in Children on page 3‑33 or Infants all Canadian provinces, the law and Young Children on page 3‑35. Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle Follow those rules for everyones requires wearing safety belts. after a crash if I am wearing a protection. safety belt? It is very important for all occupants A: You could be — whether you are to buckle up. Statistics show that wearing a safety belt or not. unbelted people are hurt more often Your chance of being conscious in crashes than those who are during and after a crash, so you wearing safety belts. can unbuckle and get out, is much greater if you are belted.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (10,1) 3-10 Seats and Restraints There are important things to know . Wear the lap part of the belt low about wearing a safety belt properly. and snug on the hips, just { WARNING touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong You can be seriously injured, pelvic bones and you would be or even killed, by not wearing less likely to slide under the lap your safety belt properly. belt. If you slid under it, the belt . Never allow the lap or would apply force on your shoulder belt to become abdomen. This could cause loose or twisted. serious or even fatal injuries. . Never wear the shoulder belt . Wear the shoulder belt over the under both arms or behind shoulder and across the chest. your back. These parts of the body are best . Never route the lap or able to take belt restraining forces. The shoulder belt locks if shoulder belt over an . Sit up straight and always keep there is a sudden stop or crash. armrest. your feet on the floor in front of you. . Always use the correct buckle for your seating position.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (11,1) Seats and Restraints 3-11 Lap-Shoulder Belt 2. Adjust the seat, if the seat is If the shoulder portion of a adjustable, so you can sit up passenger belt is pulled out all All seating positions in the vehicle straight. To see how, see “Seats” the way, the child restraint have a lap-shoulder belt. in the Index. locking feature may be engaged. The following instructions explain If this happens, let the belt go how to wear a lap-shoulder belt back all the way and start again. properly. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. 4. Push the latch plate into the 1. If the seat has a safety belt The lap-shoulder belt may lock if buckle until it clicks. guide, and the safety belt is not you pull the belt across you very Pull up on the latch plate to routed through the guide, snap quickly. If this happens, let the make sure it is secure. If the belt the guide around the belt belt go back slightly to unlock it. is not long enough, see Safety webbing. Be sure the belt is not Then pull the belt across you Belt Extender on page 3‑15. twisted. more slowly.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (12,1) 3-12 Seats and Restraints Position the release button on Safety Belt Pretensioners the buckle so that the safety belt This vehicle has safety belt could be quickly unbuckled if pretensioners for the front outboard necessary. occupants. Although the safety belt 5. To make the lap part tight, pull pretensioners cannot be seen, they up on the shoulder belt. are part of the safety belt assembly. It may be necessary to pull They can help tighten the safety stitching on the safety belt belts during the early stages of a through the latch plate to fully moderate to severe frontal or near tighten the lap belt on smaller frontal crash if the threshold occupants. conditions for pretensioner activation are met. And, if the To unlatch the belt, push the button vehicle has side impact airbags, on the buckle. The belt should safety belt pretensioners can help return to its stowed position. tighten the safety belts in a side crash. Before a door is closed, be sure the safety belt is out of the way. If a Pretensioners work only once. If the door is slammed against a safety pretensioners activate in a crash, belt, damage can occur to both the the pretensioners and probably safety belt and the vehicle. other parts of the vehicles safety belt system will need to be replaced. See Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash on page 3‑16.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (13,1) Seats and Restraints 3-13 Rear Safety Belt Comfort There is one guide for each Guides outboard passenger position in the rear seat. Here is how to install a Rear shoulder belt comfort guides comfort guide to the safety belt: 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 shoulder 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. 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (14,1) 3-14 Seats and Restraints { WARNING 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 4. Buckle, position, and release twisted and it lies flat. The the safety belt as described elastic cord must be under the previously in this section. Make belt and the guide on top. sure the shoulder portion of the belt is on the shoulder and not falling off of it. The belt should be close to, but not contacting, the neck.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (15,1) Seats and Restraints 3-15 To remove and store the comfort Safety Belt Extender guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that the safety belt can If the vehicles safety belt will fasten be removed from the guide. Slide around you, you should use it. the guide onto the clip, leaving only But if a safety belt is not long the loop of the elastic cord exposed. enough, your dealer will order you Properly secure the guide before an extender. When you go in to folding the seatback. order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be Safety Belt Use During long enough for you. To help avoid personal injury, do not let someone Pregnancy else use it, and use it only for the Safety belts work for everyone, A pregnant woman should wear a seat it is made to fit. The extender including pregnant women. Like all lap-shoulder belt, and the lap has been designed for adults. Never occupants, they are more likely to portion should be worn as low as use it for securing child seats. To be seriously injured if they do not possible, below the rounding, wear it, attach it to the regular safety wear safety belts. throughout the pregnancy. belt. See the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. 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.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (16,1) 3-16 Seats and Restraints Safety System Check Safety Belt Care Replacing Safety Belt Now and then, check that the safety Keep belts clean and dry. System Parts after a belt reminder light, safety belts, Crash buckles, latch plates, retractors, and anchorages are all working properly. { WARNING Look for any other loose or Do not bleach or dye safety belts. { WARNING damaged safety belt system parts It may severely weaken them. In A crash can damage the safety that might keep a safety belt system a crash, they might not be able to belt system in the vehicle. from doing its job. See your dealer provide adequate protection. A damaged safety belt system to have it repaired. Torn or frayed Clean safety belts only with mild may not properly protect the safety belts may not protect you in a soap and lukewarm water. person using it, resulting in crash. They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn or serious injury or even death in a frayed, get a new one right away. crash. To help make sure the safety belt systems are working Make sure the safety belt reminder properly after a crash, have them light is working. See Safety Belt inspected and any necessary Reminders on page 5‑15. replacements made as soon as Keep safety belts clean and dry. possible. See Safety Belt Care on page 3‑16. After a minor crash, replacement of safety belts may not be necessary. But the safety belt assemblies that were used during any crash may have been stressed or damaged.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (17,1) Seats and Restraints 3-17 See your dealer to have the safety Airbag System All of the airbags in your vehicle will belt assemblies inspected or have the word AIRBAG embossed replaced. The vehicle has the following in the trim or on an attached label airbags: near the deployment opening. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the safety belt . A frontal airbag for the driver. For frontal airbags, the word system was not being used at the . A frontal airbag for the right front AIRBAG will appear on the middle time of the crash. passenger. part of the steering wheel for the Have the safety belt pretensioners driver and on the instrument panel . A seat-mounted side impact for the right front passenger. checked if the vehicle has been in a airbag for the driver. crash, or if the airbag readiness light With seat-mounted side impact stays on after you start the vehicle . A seat-mounted side impact airbags, the word AIRBAG will or while you are driving. See Airbag airbag for the right front appear on the side of the seatback Readiness Light on page 5‑16. passenger. closest to the door. The vehicle may also have the With roof-rail airbags, the word following airbags: AIRBAG will appear along the . A roof-rail airbag for the driver headliner or trim. and the passenger seated Airbags are designed to supplement directly behind the driver. the protection provided by safety . A roof-rail airbag for the right belts. Even though todays airbags front passenger and the are also designed to help reduce passenger seated directly the risk of injury from the force of an behind the right front passenger. inflating bag, all airbags must inflate very quickly to do their job.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (18,1) 3-18 Seats and Restraints Here are the most important things to know about the airbag system: { WARNING { WARNING Because airbags inflate with great Children who are up against, { WARNING force and faster than the blink of or very close to, any airbag You can be severely injured or an eye, anyone who is up when it inflates can be seriously killed in a crash if you are not against, or very close to any injured or killed. Airbags plus wearing your safety belt, even airbag when it inflates can be lap-shoulder belts offer protection with airbags. Airbags are seriously injured or killed. Do not for adults and older children, but designed to work with safety sit unnecessarily close to any not for young children and infants. belts, not replace them. Also, airbag, as you would be if sitting Neither the vehicles safety belt airbags are not designed to inflate on the edge of the seat or leaning system nor its airbag system is in every crash. In some crashes forward. Safety belts help keep designed for them. Young safety belts are the only restraint. you in position before and during children and infants need the See When Should an Airbag a crash. Always wear a safety protection that a child restraint Inflate? on page 3‑21. belt, even with airbags. The driver system can provide. Always should sit as far back as possible secure children properly in the Wearing your safety belt during a while still maintaining control of vehicle. To read how, see Older crash helps reduce the chance of the vehicle. Children on page 3‑33 or Infants hitting things inside the vehicle or and Young Children on being ejected from it. Airbags are Occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door or side page 3‑35. “supplemental restraints” to the safety belts. Everyone in the windows in seating positions with vehicle should wear a safety belt seat-mounted side impact airbags properly, whether or not there is and/or roof-rail airbags. an airbag for that person.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (19,1) Seats and Restraints 3-19 Where Are the Airbags? There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel, 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 The right front passenger frontal Readiness Light on page 5‑16 for airbag is in the instrument panel on more information. The driver frontal airbag is in the the passenger side. middle of the steering wheel.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (20,1) 3-20 Seats and Restraints Coupe Models, Driver Side Shown, Convertible Models, Driver Side Coupe Models, Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side Similar Shown, Passenger Side Similar Passenger Side Similar On coupe models, the seat-mounted On convertible models, the On coupe models, the roof-rail side impact airbags for the driver seat-mounted side impact airbags airbags for the driver, right front and right front passenger are in the for the driver and right front passenger, and second row side of the seatbacks closest to passenger are in the side of the outboard passengers are in the the door. seatbacks closest to the door. ceiling above the side windows.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (21,1) Seats and Restraints 3-21 When Should an Airbag Frontal airbags may inflate at { WARNING Inflate? different crash speeds. For example: If something is between an Frontal airbags are designed to occupant and an airbag, the . If the vehicle hits a stationary inflate in moderate to severe frontal object, the airbags could inflate airbag might not inflate properly or near frontal crashes to help or it might force the object into at a different crash speed than if reduce the potential for severe the vehicle hits a moving object. that person causing severe injury injuries mainly to the drivers or right or even death. The path of an front passengers head and chest. . If the vehicle hits an object that inflating airbag must be kept However, they are only designed to deforms, the airbags could clear. Do not put anything inflate if the impact exceeds a inflate at a different crash speed between an occupant and an predetermined deployment than if the vehicle hits an object airbag, and do not attach or put threshold. Deployment thresholds that does not deform. anything on the steering wheel are used to predict how severe a . If the vehicle hits a narrow object hub or on or near any other crash is likely to be in time for the (like a pole), the airbags could airbag covering. airbags to inflate and help restrain inflate at a different crash speed the occupants. than if the vehicle hits a wide Do not use seat accessories that block the inflation path of a Whether the frontal airbags will or object (like a wall). seat-mounted side impact airbag. should deploy is not based on how . If the vehicle goes into an object fast your vehicle is traveling. at an angle, the airbags could Never secure anything to the roof It depends largely on what you hit, inflate at a different crash speed of a vehicle with roof-rail airbags the direction of the impact, and how than if the vehicle goes straight by routing a rope or tie‐down quickly your vehicle slows down. into the object. through any door or window opening. If you do, the path of an Thresholds can also vary with inflating roof-rail airbag will be specific vehicle design. blocked.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (22,1) 3-22 Seats and Restraints Frontal airbags are not intended to The vehicle has seat-mounted side In any particular crash, no one can inflate during vehicle rollovers, rear impact airbags. The vehicle may or say whether an airbag should have impacts, or many side impacts. may not have roof-rail airbags. See inflated simply because of the In addition, the vehicle has Airbag System on page 3‑17. damage to a vehicle or because of dual-stage frontal airbags. Seat-mounted side impact and what the repair costs were. For Dual-stage airbags adjust the roof-rail airbags are intended to frontal airbags, inflation is restraint according to crash severity. inflate in moderate to severe side determined by what the vehicle hits, The vehicle has electronic frontal crashes. In addition, these roof‐rail the angle of the impact, and how sensors, which help the sensing airbags are intended to inflate quickly the vehicle slows down. For system distinguish between a during a rollover or in a severe seat-mounted side impact and moderate frontal impact and a more frontal impact. Seat-mounted side roof-rail airbags, deployment is severe frontal impact. For moderate impact and roof-rail airbags will determined by the location and frontal impacts, dual-stage airbags inflate if the crash severity is above severity of the side impact. inflate at a level less than full the systems designed threshold In a rollover event, roof-rail airbag deployment. For more severe frontal level. The threshold level can vary deployment is determined by the impacts, full deployment occurs. with specific vehicle design. direction of the roll. In a rollover The vehicle has a seat position Seat-mounted side impact airbags event, both roof‐rail airbags will sensor which enables the sensing are not intended to inflate in frontal deploy. system to monitor the position of the impacts, near frontal impacts, driver seat. The seat position sensor rollovers, or rear impacts. provides information that is used to A seat-mounted side impact airbag determine if the airbag(s) should is intended to deploy on the side of deploy at a reduced level or at full the vehicle that is struck. Both deployment. roof-rail airbags will deploy when either side of the vehicle is struck, or if the sensing system predicts that the vehicle is about to roll over, or in a severe frontal impact.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (23,1) Seats and Restraints 3-23 What Makes an Airbag How Does an Airbag Rollover‐capable roof‐rail airbags are designed to help contain the Inflate? Restrain? head and chest of occupants in the In a deployment event, the sensing In moderate to severe frontal or outboard seating positions in the system sends an electrical signal near frontal collisions, even belted first and second rows. The triggering a release of gas from the occupants can contact the steering rollover‐capable roof‐rail airbags are inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the wheel or the instrument panel. In designed to help reduce the risk of airbag causing the bag to break out moderate to severe side collisions, full or partial ejection in rollover of the cover and deploy. The inflator, even belted occupants can contact events, although no system can the airbag, and related hardware are the inside of the vehicle. prevent all such ejections. all part of the airbag module. Airbags supplement the protection But airbags would not help in Frontal airbag modules are located provided by safety belts. Frontal many types of collisions, primarily inside the steering wheel and airbags distribute the force of the because the occupants motion is instrument panel. For vehicles with impact more evenly over the not toward those airbags. See When seat-mounted side impact airbags, occupants upper body, stopping Should an Airbag Inflate? on there are airbag modules in the side the occupant more gradually. page 3‑21 for more information. of the front seatbacks closest to the Seat-mounted side impact and Airbags should never be regarded door. For vehicles with roof-rail roof-rail airbags distribute the force as anything more than a supplement airbags, there are airbag modules in of the impact more evenly over the to safety belts. the ceiling of the vehicle, near the occupants upper body. side windows that have occupant seating positions.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (24,1) 3-24 Seats and Restraints What Will You See after and turn the hazard warning an Airbag Inflates? { WARNING flashers off by using the controls for those features. After the frontal airbags and When an airbag inflates, there may be dust in the air. This dust seat-mounted side impact airbags inflate, they quickly deflate, so could cause breathing problems { WARNING quickly that some people may not for people with a history of A crash severe enough to inflate even realize an airbag inflated. asthma or other breathing trouble. the airbags may have also Roof-rail airbags may still be at least To avoid this, everyone in the damaged important functions in partially inflated for some time after vehicle should get out as soon as the vehicle, such as the fuel they inflate. Some components of it is safe to do so. If you have system, brake and steering the airbag module may be hot for breathing problems but cannot systems, etc. Even if the vehicle several minutes. For location of the get out of the vehicle after an appears to be drivable after a airbags, see Where Are the airbag inflates, then get fresh air moderate crash, there may be Airbags? on page 3‑19. by opening a window or a door. concealed damage that could The parts of the airbag that come If you experience breathing make it difficult to safely operate into contact with you may be warm, problems following an airbag the vehicle. but not too hot to touch. There may deployment, you should seek be some smoke and dust coming medical attention. Use caution if you should attempt from the vents in the deflated to restart the engine after a crash airbags. Airbag inflation does not has occurred. The vehicle has a feature that may prevent the driver from seeing out of automatically unlock the doors, turn the windshield or being able to steer the interior lamps on, turn the the vehicle, nor does it prevent hazard warning flashers on, and people from leaving the vehicle. shut off the fuel system after the airbags inflate. You can lock the doors, turn the interior lamps off,
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (25,1) Seats and Restraints 3-25 In many crashes severe enough to . Let only qualified technicians inflate the airbag, windshields are work on the airbag systems. broken by vehicle deformation. Improper service can mean that Additional windshield breakage may an airbag system will not work also occur from the front outboard properly. See your dealer for passenger airbag. service. . Airbags are designed to inflate United States only once. After an airbag Passenger Sensing inflates, you will need some new System parts for the airbag system. The vehicle has a passenger If you do not get them, the sensing system for the right front airbag system will not be there passenger position. The passenger to help protect you in another airbag status indicator will be visible crash. A new system will include on the overhead console when the airbag modules and possibly Canada and Mexico vehicle is started. other parts. The service manual The words ON and OFF, or the for the vehicle covers the need symbol for on and off, will be visible to replace other parts. during the system check. If you are . The vehicle has a crash sensing using remote start, if equipped, to and diagnostic module which start the vehicle from a distance, records information after a you may not see the system check. crash. See Vehicle Data When the system check is Recording and Privacy on complete, either the word ON or page 13‑20 and Event Data OFF, or the symbol for on or off, will Recorders on page 13‑20. be visible. See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 5‑17.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (26,1) 3-26 Seats and Restraints The passenger sensing system will an older child riding in a booster turn off the right front passenger seat; and children, who are large WARNING (Continued) frontal airbag under certain enough, using safety belts. conditions. The driver airbags and Even if the passenger sensing A label on the sun visor says, system has turned off the right roof‐rail airbags (if equipped) are not “Never put a rear-facing child seat in affected by the passenger sensing front passenger frontal airbag, no the front.” This is because the risk to system is fail-safe. No one can system. the rear-facing child is so great if the guarantee that an airbag will not The passenger sensing system airbag deploys. deploy under some unusual works with sensors that are part of circumstance, even though the the right front passenger seat. The sensors are designed to detect the { WARNING airbag is turned off. presence of a properly seated A child in a rear-facing child Secure rear-facing child occupant and determine if the right restraint can be seriously restraints in a rear seat, even if front passenger frontal airbag injured or killed if the right front the airbag is off. If you secure a should be enabled (may inflate) passenger airbag inflates. forward-facing child restraint in or not. This is because the back of the the right front seat, always move According to accident statistics, rear-facing child restraint would the front passenger seat as far children are safer when properly be very close to the inflating back as it will go. It is better to secured in a rear seat in the correct airbag. A child in a forward-facing secure the child restraint in a child restraint for their weight child restraint can be seriously rear seat. and size. injured or killed if the right front We recommend that children be passenger airbag inflates and the secured in a rear seat, including: passenger seat is in a forward an infant or a child riding in a position. rear-facing child restraint; a child (Continued) riding in a forward-facing child seat;
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (27,1) Seats and Restraints 3-27 The passenger sensing system is When the passenger sensing build. Everyone in the vehicle designed to turn off the right front system has turned off the right front who has outgrown child restraints passenger frontal airbag if: passenger frontal airbag, the off should wear a safety belt . The right front passenger seat is indicator will light and stay lit to properly — whether or not there is unoccupied. remind you that the airbag is off. an airbag for that person. See Passenger Airbag Status . The system determines that an infant is present in a rear-facing Indicator on page 5‑17. { WARNING infant seat. The passenger sensing system is designed to turn on (may inflate) the If the airbag readiness light ever . The system determines that a right front passenger frontal airbag comes on and stays on, it means small child is present in a child any time the system senses that a that something may be wrong restraint. person of adult size is sitting with the airbag system. To help . The system determines that a properly in the right front passenger avoid injury to yourself or others, small child is present in a seat. When the passenger sensing have the vehicle serviced right booster seat. system has allowed the airbag to be away. See Airbag Readiness enabled, the on indicator will light Light on page 5‑16 for more . A right front passenger takes and stay lit to remind you that the information, including important his/her weight off of the seat for airbag is active. safety information. a period of time. For some children who have . The right front passenger seat is outgrown child restraints and for occupied by a smaller person, If the On Indicator is Lit for a very small adults, the passenger Child Restraint such as a child who has sensing system may or may not turn outgrown child restraints. off the right front passenger frontal If a child restraint has been installed . Or, if there is a critical problem airbag, depending upon the and the on indicator is lit: with the airbag system or the persons seating posture and body 1. Turn the vehicle off. passenger sensing system. 2. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (28,1) 3-28 Seats and Restraints 3. Remove any additional items If the on indicator is still lit, use the following steps to allow the from the seat such as blankets, secure the child in the child system to detect that person and cushions, seat covers, seat restraint in a rear seat position in enable the right front passenger heaters, or seat massagers. the vehicle, and check with your frontal airbag: 4. Reinstall the child restraint dealer. 1. Turn the vehicle off. following the directions If the Off Indicator is Lit for an 2. Remove any additional material provided by the child restraint Adult-Size Occupant from the seat, such as blankets, manufacturer and refer to cushions, seat covers, seat Securing Child Restraints (Right heaters, or seat massagers. Front Passenger Seat) on page 3‑49 or Securing Child 3. Place the seatback in the fully Restraints (Rear Seat) on upright position. page 3‑47. 4. Have the person sit upright in 5. If, after reinstalling the child the seat, centered on the seat restraint and restarting the cushion, with legs comfortably vehicle, the on indicator is still lit, extended. turn the vehicle off. Then slightly 5. Restart the vehicle and have the recline the vehicle seatback person remain in this position for and adjust the seat cushion, one minute after the on indicator if adjustable, to make sure that is lit. the vehicle seatback is not If a person of adult-size is sitting in pushing the child restraint into the right front passenger seat, but the seat cushion. the off indicator is lit, it could be 6. Restart the vehicle. because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. If this happens,
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (29,1) Seats and Restraints 3-29 Additional Factors Affecting approved by GM for your specific System Operation vehicle. See Adding Equipment to { WARNING the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on Safety belts help keep the page 3‑30 for more information Stowing of articles under the passenger in position on the seat about modifications that can affect passenger seat or between the during vehicle maneuvers and how the system operates. passenger seat cushion and braking, which helps the passenger seatback may interfere with the sensing system maintain the The passenger sensing system may proper operation of the passenger passenger airbag status. See turn on the passenger airbag when sensing system. “Safety Belts” and “Child Restraints” liquid soaks into the seat. If this in the Index for additional happens, the on indicator will be lit. information about the importance of If the passenger seat gets wet, dry proper restraint use. the seat immediately. If the airbag A thick layer of additional material, readiness light is lit, do not install a such as a blanket or cushion, child restraint or allow anyone to or aftermarket equipment such as occupy the seat. See Airbag seat covers, seat heaters, and seat Readiness Light on page 5‑16 for massagers can affect how well important safety information. the passenger sensing system operates. We recommend that you not use seat covers or other aftermarket equipment except when
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (30,1) 3-30 Seats and Restraints Servicing the Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle { WARNING Airbag-Equipped Vehicle Airbags affect how the vehicle For up to 10 seconds after the Q: Is there anything I might add should be serviced. There are parts vehicle is turned off and the to or change about the vehicle of the airbag system in several battery is disconnected, an airbag that could keep the airbags places around the vehicle. Your can still inflate during improper from working properly? dealer and the service manual have service. You can be injured if you are close to an airbag when it A: Yes. If you add things that information about servicing the change the vehicles frame, vehicle and the airbag system. To inflates. Avoid yellow connectors. bumper system, height, front end purchase a service manual, see They are probably part of the or side sheet metal, they may Service Publications Ordering airbag system. Be sure to follow keep the airbag system from Information on page 13‑18. proper service procedures, and working properly. Changing or make sure the person performing moving any parts of the front work for you is qualified to do so. seats, safety belts, the airbag sensing and diagnostic module, steering wheel, instrument panel, roof-rail airbag modules, ceiling headliner or pillar garnish trim, front sensors, side impact sensors, or airbag wiring can affect the operation of the airbag system.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (31,1) Seats and Restraints 3-31 In addition, the vehicle has a This could either prevent proper Q: Because I have a disability, passenger sensing system for deployment of the passenger I have to get my vehicle the right front passenger airbag(s) or prevent the modified. How can I find out position, which includes sensors passenger sensing system whether this will affect my that are part of the passenger from properly turning off the airbag system? seat. The passenger sensing passenger airbag(s). See A: If you have questions, call system may not operate properly Passenger Sensing System on Customer Assistance. The if the original seat trim is page 3‑25. phone numbers and addresses replaced with non-GM covers, If you have questions, call for Customer Assistance are in upholstery or trim, or with GM Customer Assistance. The Step Two of the Customer covers, upholstery or trim phone numbers and addresses Satisfaction Procedure in this designed for a different vehicle. for Customer Assistance are in manual. See Customer Any object, such as an Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and aftermarket seat heater or a Satisfaction Procedure in this Canada) on page 13‑1 or comfort enhancing pad or manual. See Customer Customer Satisfaction device, installed under or on top Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Procedure (Mexico) on of the seat fabric, could also Canada) on page 13‑1 or page 13‑3. interfere with the operation of Customer Satisfaction the passenger sensing system. Procedure (Mexico) on In addition, your dealer and the page 13‑3. service manual have information about the location of the airbag sensors, sensing and diagnostic module and airbag wiring.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (32,1) 3-32 Seats and Restraints Airbag System Check Replacing Airbag System If an airbag inflates, you will need to replace airbag system parts. See The airbag system does not need Parts after a Crash your dealer for service. regularly scheduled maintenance or If the airbag readiness light stays on replacement. Make sure the airbag readiness light is working. See { WARNING after the vehicle is started or comes Airbag Readiness Light on A crash can damage the on when you are driving, the airbag page 5‑16. airbag systems in the vehicle. system may not work properly. Have A damaged airbag system the vehicle serviced right away. See Notice: If an airbag covering is Airbag Readiness Light on damaged, opened, or broken, the may not work properly and page 5‑16. airbag may not work properly. Do may not protect you and your not open or break the airbag passenger(s) in a crash, resulting coverings. If there are any in serious injury or even death. To opened or broken airbag covers, help make sure the airbag have the airbag covering and/or systems are working properly airbag module replaced. For the after a crash, have them location of the airbags, see inspected and any necessary Where Are the Airbags? on replacements made as soon as page 3‑19. See your dealer for possible. service.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (33,1) Seats and Restraints 3-33 . Can proper safety belt fit be Child Restraints The manufacturers instructions that come with the booster seat state the maintained for the length of the weight and height limitations for that trip? If yes, continue. If no, Older Children booster. Use a booster seat with a return to the booster seat. lap-shoulder belt until the child Q: What is the proper way to passes the fit test below: wear safety belts? . Sit all the way back on the seat. A: An older child should wear a Do the knees bend at the seat lap-shoulder belt and get the edge? If yes, continue. If no, additional restraint a shoulder return to the booster seat. belt can provide. The shoulder . Buckle the lap-shoulder belt. belt should not cross the face or Does the shoulder belt rest on neck. The lap belt should fit the shoulder? If yes, continue. snugly below the hips, just If no, try using the rear safety touching the top of the thighs. belt comfort guide. See “Rear This applies belt force to the Safety Belt Comfort Guides” childs pelvic bones in a crash. under Lap-Shoulder Belt on It should never be worn over the Older children who have outgrown abdomen, which could cause page 3‑11 for more information. booster seats should wear the severe or even fatal internal If the shoulder belt still does not vehicle safety belts. injuries in a crash. rest on the shoulder, then return to the booster seat. Also see “Rear Safety Belt Comfort . Does the lap belt fit low and Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt on snug on the hips, touching the page 3‑11. thighs? If yes, continue. If no, return to the booster seat.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (34,1) 3-34 Seats and Restraints According to accident statistics, children and infants are safer when { WARNING { WARNING properly restrained in a child restraint system or infant restraint Never allow more than one child Never allow a child to wear the system secured in a rear seating to wear the same safety belt. The safety belt with the shoulder belt position. safety belt cannot properly spread behind their back. A child can be the impact forces. In a crash, they seriously injured by not wearing In a crash, children who are not can be crushed together and the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a buckled up can strike other people seriously injured. A safety belt crash, the child would not be who are buckled up, or can be must be used by only one person restrained by the shoulder belt. thrown out of the vehicle. Older at a time. The child could move too far children need to use safety belts properly. forward increasing the chance of head and neck injury. The child 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.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (35,1) Seats and Restraints 3-35 Infants and Young Airbags plus lap‐shoulder belts offer protection for adults and older Children children, but not for young children Everyone in a vehicle needs and infants. Neither the vehicles protection! This includes infants and safety belt system nor its airbag all other children. Neither the system is designed for them. Every distance traveled nor the age and time infants and young children ride size of the traveler changes the in vehicles, they should have the need, for everyone, to use safety protection provided by appropriate restraints. In fact, the law in every child restraints. state in the United States and in Children who are not restrained every Canadian province says properly can strike other people, children up to some age must be or can be thrown out of the vehicle. restrained while in a vehicle. { WARNING 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.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (36,1) 3-36 Seats and Restraints { WARNING { WARNING Never hold an infant or a child Children who are up against, while riding in a vehicle. Due to or very close to, any airbag when crash forces, an infant or a child it inflates can be seriously injured will become so heavy it is not or killed. Never put a rear-facing possible to hold it during a crash. child restraint in the right front For example, in a crash at only seat. Secure a rear-facing child 40 km/h (25 mph), a 5.5 kg (12 lb) restraint in a rear seat. It is also infant will suddenly become a better to secure a forward-facing 110 kg (240 lb) force on a persons child restraint in a rear seat. If you arms. An infant should be must secure a forward-facing secured in an appropriate child restraint in the right front restraint. seat, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (37,1) Seats and Restraints 3-37 sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it is, the { WARNING restraint will have a label saying that it meets federal motor A young childs hip bones are still vehicle safety standards. so small that the vehicles regular safety belt may not remain low on The restraint manufacturers the hip bones, as it should. instructions that come with the Instead, it may settle up around restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular the childs abdomen. In a crash, child restraint. In addition, there the belt would apply force on a are many kinds of restraints body area that is unprotected by available for children with any bony structure. This alone Q: What are the different types of special needs. could cause serious or fatal add-on child restraints? injuries. To reduce the risk of A: Add-on child restraints, which { WARNING serious or fatal injuries during a crash, young children should are purchased by the vehicle To reduce the risk of neck and always be secured in appropriate owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular head injury during a crash, infants child restraints. restraint should take into need complete support. In a consideration not only the childs crash, if an infant is in a weight, height, and age but also rear-facing child restraint, the whether or not the restraint will crash forces can be distributed be compatible with the motor across the strongest part of an vehicle in which it will be used. infants body, the back and For most basic types of child shoulders. Infants should always restraints, there are many be secured in rear-facing child different models available. When restraints. purchasing a child restraint, be
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (38,1) 3-38 Seats and Restraints Child Restraint Systems (B) Forward-Facing Child Seat (C) Booster Seats (A) Rear-Facing Infant Seat A forward-facing child seat (B) A booster seat (C) is a child restraint provides restraint for the childs designed to improve the fit of the A rear-facing infant seat (A) body with the harness. vehicles safety belt system. provides restraint with the seating A booster seat can also help a child surface against the back of the to see out the window. infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (39,1) Seats and Restraints 3-39 Securing an Add-On Child Children can be endangered in a Administration (NHTSA) website to Restraint in the Vehicle crash if the child restraint is not locate the nearest child safety seat properly secured in the vehicle. inspection station. For CPST availability in Canada, check with { WARNING When securing an add-on child Transport Canada or the Provincial restraint, refer to the instructions A child can be seriously injured that come with the restraint which Ministry of Transportation office. or killed in a crash if the child may be on the restraint itself or in a Securing the Child Within the restraint is not properly secured in booklet, or both, and to this manual. Child Restraint the vehicle. Secure the child The child restraint instructions are restraint properly in the vehicle important, so if they are not using the vehicle safety belt or available, obtain a replacement { WARNING LATCH system, following the copy from the manufacturer. A child can be seriously injured or instructions that came with that Keep in mind that an unsecured killed in a crash if the child is not child restraint and the instructions child restraint can move around in a properly secured in the child in this manual. collision or sudden stop and injure restraint. Secure the child people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly following the instructions To help reduce the chance of injury, properly secure any child restraint in that came with that child restraint. the child restraint must be secured the vehicle— even when no child is in the vehicle. Child restraint in it. systems must be secured in vehicle In some areas of the United States seats by lap belts or the lap belt and Canada, Certified Child portion of a lap-shoulder belt, or by Passenger Safety Technicians the LATCH system. See Lower (CPSTs) are available to inspect Anchors and Tethers for Children and demonstrate how to correctly (LATCH System) on page 3‑41. use and install child restraints. In the U.S., refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (40,1) 3-40 Seats and Restraints Where to Put the Restraint { WARNING WARNING (Continued) According to accident statistics, A child in a rear-facing child Secure rear-facing child children and infants are safer when restraint can be seriously injured restraints in a rear seat, even if properly restrained in a child or killed if the right front the airbag is off. If you secure a restraint system or infant restraint passenger airbag inflates. This is forward-facing child restraint in system secured in a rear seating because the back of the the right front seat, always move position. rear-facing child restraint would the front passenger seat as far be very close to the inflating back as it will go. It is better to We recommend that children and airbag. A child in a forward-facing secure the child restraint in a child restraints be secured in a rear child restraint can be seriously rear seat. seat, including: an infant or a child riding in a rear-facing child restraint; injured or killed if the right front See Passenger Sensing System a child riding in a forward-facing passenger airbag inflates and the on page 3‑25 for additional child seat; an older child riding in a passenger seat is in a forward information. booster seat; and children, who are position. large enough, using safety belts. Even if the passenger sensing When securing a child restraint in a Never put a rear-facing child seat in system has turned off the right rear seating position, study the the front. This is because the risk to front passenger frontal airbag, no instructions that came with the child the rear-facing child is so great if the system is fail-safe. No one can restraint to make sure it is airbag deploys. guarantee that an airbag will not compatible with this vehicle. deploy under some unusual Child restraints and booster seats circumstance, even though it is vary considerably in size, and some turned off. may fit in certain seating positions (Continued) better than others. Always make sure the child restraint is properly secured.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (41,1) Seats and Restraints 3-41 Depending on where you place the Lower Anchors and In order to use the LATCH system in child restraint and the size of the the vehicle, you need a child child restraint, you may not be able Tethers for Children restraint that has LATCH to access adjacent safety belt (LATCH System) attachments. The child restraint assemblies or LATCH anchors for The LATCH system holds a child manufacturer will provide you with additional passengers or child restraint during driving or in a crash. instructions on how to use the child restraints. Adjacent seating This system is designed to make restraint and its attachments. The positions should not be used if the installation of a child restraint easier. following explains how to attach a child restraint prevents access to or The LATCH system uses anchors in child restraint with these interferes with the routing of the the vehicle and attachments on the attachments in the vehicle. safety belt. child restraint that are made for use Not all vehicle seating positions or Wherever a child restraint is with the LATCH system. child restraints have lower anchors installed, be sure to secure the child Make sure that a LATCH-compatible and attachments or top tether restraint properly. child restraint is properly installed anchors and attachments. Keep in mind that an unsecured using the anchors, or use the Some child restraints with a top child restraint can move around in a vehicles safety belts to secure the tether are designed to be used collision or sudden stop and injure restraint, following the instructions whether the top tether is anchored people in the vehicle. Be sure to that came with that restraint, as well or not. Other child restraints require properly secure any child restraint in as the instructions in this manual. that the top tether be anchored. the vehicle — even when no child is When installing a child restraint with A national or local law may require in it. a top tether, you must also use that the top tether be anchored. either the lower anchors or the In Canada, the law requires that safety belts to properly secure the forward-facing child restraints have child restraint. A child restraint must a top tether, and that the tether be never be installed using only the top attached. tether and anchor.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (42,1) 3-42 Seats and Restraints Convertible models do not have top Top Tether Anchor The child restraint may have a tether anchors to secure a child single tether (A) or a dual tether (C). restraint. If a national or local law Either will have a single requires that the top tether be attachment (B) to secure the top anchored, do not use a child tether to the anchor. restraint in this vehicle because a Some child restraints that have a top tether cannot be properly top tether are designed for use with anchored. or without the top tether being Lower Anchors attached. Others require the top tether always to be attached. In Canada, the law requires that A top tether (A, C) anchors the forward-facing child restraints have top of the child restraint to the a top tether, and that the tether be vehicle. A top tether anchor is built attached. Be sure to read and follow into the vehicle. The top tether the instructions for the child attachment (B) on the child restraint 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 Lower anchors (A) are metal bars a crash. built into the vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating position that will accommodate a child restraint with lower attachments (B).
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (43,1) Seats and Restraints 3-43 Lower Anchor and Top Tether Rear Seat — Convertible Model Lower Anchors Anchor Locations Rear Seat — Coupe Model To assist in locating the lower anchors, each seating position with lower anchors has two labels, near the crease between the seatback and the seat cushion. H (Lower Anchor): Seating Top Tether Anchors positions with two lower anchors. I (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. H (Lower Anchor): Seating positions with two lower anchors. On coupe models, the top tether anchors are on the rear seatback filler panel. To assist in locating the top tether anchors, the top tether anchor symbol is on the cover of the anchor.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (44,1) 3-44 Seats and Restraints Convertible top models do not have Do not secure a child restraint in a Securing a Child Restraint top tether anchors to be used to position without a top tether anchor Designed for the LATCH secure a child restraint in any if a national or local law requires System seating position. that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top tether { WARNING must be attached. If a LATCH-type child restraint is According to accident statistics, not attached to anchors, the child children and infants are safer when restraint will not be able to protect properly restrained in a child the child correctly. In a crash, the restraint system or infant restraint child could be seriously injured or system secured in a rear seating killed. Install a LATCH-type child position. See Where to Put the restraint properly using the Restraint on page 3‑40 for anchors, or use the vehicle safety additional information. belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that Be sure to use an anchor on the came with the child restraint and same side of the vehicle as the the instructions in this manual. seating position where the child restraint will be placed.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (45,1) Seats and Restraints 3-45 Do not fold the empty rear seat { WARNING { WARNING with a safety belt buckled. This could damage the safety belt or Do not attach more than one child Children can be seriously injured the seat. Unbuckle and return the restraint to a single anchor. or strangled if a shoulder belt is safety belt to its stowed position, Attaching more than one child wrapped around their neck and before folding the seat. restraint to a single anchor could the safety belt continues to cause the anchor or attachment tighten. Buckle any unused safety 1. Attach and tighten the lower to come loose or even break belts behind the child restraint so attachments to the lower anchors. If the child restraint during a crash. A child or others children cannot reach them. Pull does not have lower could be injured. To reduce the the shoulder belt all the way out attachments, secure the child risk of serious or fatal injuries of the retractor to set the lock, restraint with the safety belts during a crash, attach only one if the vehicle has one, after the and top tether, if equipped. Refer child restraint per anchor. child restraint has been installed. to the child restraint manufacturer instructions and Notice: Do not let the LATCH the instructions in this manual. attachments rub against the 1.1. Find the lower anchors for vehicle’s safety belts. This may the desired seating damage these parts. If necessary, position. move buckled safety belts to avoid rubbing the LATCH 1.2. Put the child restraint on attachments. the seat. 1.3. Attach and tighten the lower attachments on the child restraint to the lower anchors.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (46,1) 3-46 Seats and Restraints 2. On coupe models, if the child Replacing LATCH System restraint manufacturer recommends that the top tether Parts After a Crash be attached, attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether { WARNING anchor, if equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and A crash can damage the LATCH the following steps: system in the vehicle. A damaged LATCH system may not properly 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. secure the child restraint, . If the child restraint has a 2.2. Route, attach, and tighten dual tether, route the tether resulting in serious injury or even the top tether according to over the seatback. death in a crash. To help make the child restraint sure the LATCH system is instructions and the 3. Before placing a child in the working properly after a crash, following instructions: child restraint, make sure it is see your dealer to have the securely held in place. To check, grasp the child restraint at the system inspected and any LATCH path and attempt to necessary replacements made as move it side to side and back soon as possible. and forth. There should be no more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of If the vehicle has the LATCH system movement, for proper and it was being used during a installation. crash, new LATCH system parts may be needed. New parts and repairs may be . If the child restraint has a necessary even if the LATCH single tether, route the system was not being used at the tether over the seatback. time of the crash.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (47,1) Seats and Restraints 3-47 Securing Child Restraints In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have (Rear Seat) a top tether, and that the tether be When securing a child restraint in a attached. rear seating position, study the If the child restraint does not have instructions that came with the child the LATCH system, you will be restraint to make sure it is using the safety belt to secure the compatible with this vehicle. child restraint in this position. Be If the child restraint has the LATCH sure to follow the instructions that system, see Lower Anchors and came with the child restraint. Secure Tethers for Children (LATCH the child in the child restraint when System) on page 3‑41 for how and and as the instructions say. where to install your child restraint If more than one child restraint 3. Push the latch plate into the using LATCH. If a child restraint is needs to be installed in the rear buckle until it clicks. secured in the vehicle using a seat, be sure to read Where to Put Position the release button on safety belt and it uses a top tether, the Restraint on page 3‑40. the buckle so that the safety belt see Lower Anchors and Tethers for 1. Put the child restraint on could be quickly unbuckled if Children (LATCH System) on the seat. necessary. page 3‑41 for top tether anchor locations. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run Do not secure a child restraint in a the lap and shoulder portions of position without a top tether anchor the vehicles safety belt through if a national or local law requires or around the restraint. The child that the top tether be anchored, or if restraint instructions will show the instructions that come with the you how. child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (48,1) 3-48 Seats and Restraints 6. If the child restraint has a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturers instructions regarding the use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 3‑41 for more information. 7. Before placing a child in the child restraint, make sure it is securely held in place. To check, grasp the child restraint at the 4. Pull the shoulder belt all the way 5. To tighten the belt, push down safety belt path and attempt to out of the retractor to set the on the child restraint, pull the move it side to side and back lock. When the retractor lock is shoulder portion of the belt to and forth. When the child set, the belt can be tightened but tighten the lap portion of the belt, restraint is properly installed, not pulled out of the retractor. and feed the shoulder belt back there should be no more than into the retractor. When installing 2.5 cm (1 in) of movement. a forward-facing child restraint, it To remove the child restraint, may be helpful to use your knee unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and to push down on the child let it return to the stowed position. restraint as you tighten the belt. If the top tether is attached to a top Try to pull the belt out of the tether anchor, disconnect it. retractor to make sure the retractor is locked. If the retractor is not locked, repeat Steps 4 and 5.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (49,1) Seats and Restraints 3-49 Securing Child Restraints (Right Front { WARNING WARNING (Continued) Passenger Seat) A child in a rear-facing child Secure rear-facing child restraints restraint can be seriously injured in a rear seat, even if the This vehicle has airbags. A rear or killed if the right front airbag is off. If you secure a seat is a safer place to secure a passenger airbag inflates. This is forward-facing child restraint in forward-facing child restraint. See because the back of the the right front seat, always move Where to Put the Restraint on rear-facing child restraint would the front passenger seat as far page 3‑40 be very close to the inflating back as it will go. It is better to In addition, the vehicle has a airbag. A child in a forward-facing secure the child restraint in a passenger sensing system which is child restraint can be seriously rear seat. designed to turn off the right front injured or killed if the right front passenger frontal airbag under See Passenger Sensing System passenger airbag inflates and the on page 3‑25 for additional certain conditions. See Passenger passenger seat is in a forward Sensing System on page 3‑25 and information. position. Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 5‑17 for more information, Even if the passenger sensing If the child restraint has the LATCH including important safety system has turned off the right system, see Lower Anchors and information. front passenger frontal airbag, no Tethers for Children (LATCH A label on the sun visor says, system is fail-safe. No one can System) on page 3‑41 for how and “Never put a rear-facing child seat in guarantee that an airbag will not where to install the child restraint the front.” This is because the risk to deploy under some unusual using LATCH. If a child restraint is the rear-facing child is so great if the circumstance, even though it is secured using a safety belt and it airbag deploys. turned off. uses a top tether, see Lower (Continued) Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 3‑41 for top tether anchor locations.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (50,1) 3-50 Seats and Restraints Do not secure a child seat in a 2. Put the child restraint on position without a top tether anchor the seat. if a national or local law requires If the seat has a safety belt that the top tether be anchored, or if guide, remove the safety belt the instructions that come with the from the guide by unsnapping child restraint say that the top strap the guide on the seat. Do not must be anchored. secure the child restraint with In Canada, the law requires that the safety belt routed through forward-facing child restraints have the guide. a top tether, and that the tether be 3. Pick up the latch plate, and run attached. the lap and shoulder portions of You will be using the lap-shoulder the vehicles safety belt through belt to secure the child restraint in or around the restraint. The child 4. Push the latch plate into the this position. Follow the instructions restraint instructions will show buckle until it clicks. that came with the child restraint. you how. Position the release button on 1. Move the seat as far back as it the buckle, so that the safety will go before securing the belt could be quickly unbuckled forward-facing child restraint. if necessary. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger frontal airbag, the off indicator on the passenger airbag status indicator should light and stay lit when the vehicle is started. See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 5‑17.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (51,1) Seats and Restraints 3-51 7. Before placing a child in the child restraint, make sure it is securely held in place. To check, grasp the child restraint at the safety belt path and attempt to move it side to side and back and forth. When the child restraint is properly installed, there should be no more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of movement. If the airbag is off, the off indicator in the passenger airbag status 5. Pull the shoulder belt all the way 6. To tighten the belt, push down indicator will come on and stay on out of the retractor to set the on the child restraint, pull the when the vehicle is started. lock. When the retractor lock is shoulder portion of the belt to If a child restraint has been installed set, the belt can be tightened but tighten the lap portion of the belt, and the on indicator is lit, see “If the not pulled out of the retractor. and feed the shoulder belt back On Indicator is Lit for a Child into the retractor. When installing Restraint” under Passenger Sensing a forward-facing child restraint, it System on page 3‑25 for more may be helpful to use your knee information. to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. To remove the child restraint, unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and Try to pull the belt out of the let it return to the stowed position. retractor to make sure the retractor is locked. If the If the seat has a safety belt guide, retractor is not locked, repeat return the safety belt into the guide Steps 5 and 6. by snapping the guide around the webbing.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (52,1) 3-52 Seats and Restraints 2 NOTES
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) Storage 4-1 Storage Storage Fastened Position Compartments Storage Compartments Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Glove Box Rear Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Open the glove box by lifting up on Center Console Storage . . . . . . 4-2 the lever. Use the key to lock and Additional Storage Features unlock the glove box. Tonneau Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Rear Storage Rear Trunk Partition 1. Pull on the handle (A) to detach and roll out the trunk partition (B) The trunk partition keeps cargo at the front of the trunk (C). away from the convertible top. The trunk partition attaches to the sides of the trunk to protect the convertible top or can be rolled up and stored when the convertible top is up. 2. Attach the trunk partition (B) into the brackets (A). 3. Remove any objects from the top of the trunk partition (B).
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 4-2 Storage Stored Position Center Console Storage To open, lift the latch on the front edge of the armrest. There is an accessory power outlet and an optional USB/audio jack located in the storage area. See Power Outlets on page 5‑5 and Auxiliary Devices on page 7‑17. 3. Attach the handle (A) to the rolled‐up trunk partition (B) at the front of the trunk (C). See Convertible Top Messages on page 5‑36. 1. Pull the handle (C) toward the rear of the trunk while pulling up to release the trunk partition (B) from the brackets (A). 2. Hold the handle (C) and slowly let the trunk partition (B) roll up toward the front of the trunk (D).
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (3,1) Storage 4-3 Additional Storage Features Tonneau Cover Installation 1. Remove the tonneau cover storage bag from the trunk and remove the tonneau cover. 3. Fold the sides of the tonneau 4. Insert the tab (A) under the cover over. Attach the cord (A) trim (B) on both sides. at the front edge of the tonneau cover to the post (B) on the back seat rear panel on both sides. 2. Unfold and place the tonneau cover on the vehicle.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 4-4 Storage Removal 5. Push the outside rim (A) of the 6. Push the edge (A) of the center tonneau cover under the vehicle of the tonneau cover (B) under trim (B) on both sides. the vehicle trim (C). 1. Grip the tonneau cover at the notch (A) and pull back to release the tab on both sides.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Storage 4-5 Convenience Net For vehicles with a convenience net located inside the trunk, it can be used to secure loose items. 2. Fold the sides of the tonneau cover over and remove the cord (A) from the post (B) on the back seat rear panel on both sides. 3. Fold the tonneau cover, place it The upper (A) and lower (C) hooks in the storage bag, and store it in on each side of the trunk opening the trunk. are provided to attach the net. Install the opening of the net at the top and over the two middle hooks (B).
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 4-6 Storage 2 NOTES
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) Instruments and Controls 5-1 Instruments and Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Information Displays Driver Information Controls Transmission Temperature Gauge (Except ZL1) . . . . . . . . 5-14 Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26 Head-Up Display (HUD) . . . . . 5-30 Voltmeter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14 Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . 5-15 Vehicle Messages Controls Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . 5-2 Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . 5-16 Passenger Airbag Status Battery Voltage and Charging Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . 5-2 Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 Charging System Light . . . . . . 5-18 Brake System Messages . . . . 5-35 Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . 5-3 Compass Messages . . . . . . . . . 5-36 Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 Convertible Top Messages . . . 5-36 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Cruise Control Messages . . . . 5-37 Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Brake System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21 Door Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . 5-37 Warning Lights, Gauges, and Antilock Brake System (ABS) Engine Cooling System Indicators Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22 Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-37 Warning Lights, Gauges, and Traction Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22 Engine Oil Messages . . . . . . . . 5-38 Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Traction Control System Engine Power Messages . . . . 5-38 Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light . . . . 5-23 Fuel System Messages . . . . . . 5-39 Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Traction Control System Key and Lock Messages . . . . . 5-39 Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 (TCS) OFF/StabiliTrak® OFF Lamp Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-39 Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23 Object Detection System Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . 5-24 Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40 Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9 Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . 5-24 Ride Control System Boost Gauge (ZL1 Only) . . . . . 5-10 Immobilizer Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-25 Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40 Engine Oil Pressure High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . 5-25 Airbag System Messages . . . . 5-43 Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 Front Fog Lamp Light . . . . . . . . 5-25 Anti-theft Alarm System Engine Oil Temperature Taillamp Indicator Light . . . . . . 5-25 Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-43 Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . 5-25 Service Vehicle Messages . . . 5-43
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 5-2 Instruments and Controls Tire Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-43 Controls Do not adjust the steering wheel Transmission Messages . . . . . 5-44 while driving. Vehicle Reminder Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-45 Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Controls Vehicle Speed Messages . . . . 5-45 Adjustment Window Messages . . . . . . . . . . . 5-45 Vehicle Personalization Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . 5-46 Universal Remote System Universal Remote System . . . 5-49 Universal Remote System Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49 Universal Remote System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-52 Some audio controls can be To adjust the steering wheel: adjusted at the steering wheel. 1. Pull the lever down. 2. Move the steering wheel up or down. 3. Pull or push the steering wheel closer or away from you. 4. Pull the lever up to lock the steering wheel in place.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (3,1) Instruments and Controls 5-3 b / g (Push to Talk): For vehicles Horn 3 (Adjustable Interval Wipes): with Bluetooth® or OnStar®, press Move the lever up to 3 for to interact with those systems. See Press a on the steering wheel pad adjustable interval wipes, then turn Bluetooth (Voice Recognition) on to sound the horn. the band up for more frequent wipes page 7‑28 or Bluetooth or down for less frequent wipes. (Infotainment Controls) on Windshield Wiper/Washer page 7‑25 or Bluetooth (Overview) on page 7‑23 or OnStar Overview on page 14‑1. $ / i (Mute/End Call): Press to reject an incoming call, or end a current call. Press to silence the vehicle speakers while using the 9 (Off): Use to turn the windshield infotainment system. Press again to The windshield wiper lever is on the wipers off. turn the sound on. side of the steering column. With 3 (Mist): To use for a single wipe, _ SRC ^ (Toggle Switch): Press to the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY or briefly move the wiper lever down. select an audio source. ON/RUN, move the windshield For several wipes, hold the wiper wiper lever to select the wiper lever down. Turn up or down to select the next speed. or previous favorite radio station or 3 (Windshield Washer): Pull the CD, or MP3 track. 2: Use for fast wipes. windshield wiper lever toward you to + x − (Volume): Press + or − to 1: Use for slow wipes. spray windshield washer fluid and activate the wipers. increase or decrease the volume. The wipers will continue until the lever is released or the maximum wash time is reached.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 5-4 Instruments and Controls When the windshield wiper lever is Wipe Parking Avoid covering the GPS antenna for released, additional wipes may If the ignition is turned to LOCK/ long periods of time with objects occur depending on how long the OFF while the wipers are on 1, 2, that may interfere with the antennas windshield washer had been ability to receive a satellite signal. activated. See Washer Fluid on or 3 , they will immediately stop. See Backglass Antenna on page 10‑32 for information on filling If the windshield wiper lever is then page 7‑14 and Satellite Radio the windshield washer fluid moved to 9 before the driver door Antenna on page 7‑14 for the reservoir. is opened, or within 10 minutes, the location of the vehicles antennas. The compass system is designed to wipers will restart and move to the { WARNING base of the windshield. operate for a certain number of miles or degrees of turn before In freezing weather, do not use If the ignition is turned to LOCK/ needing a signal from the GPS the washer until the windshield is OFF during a windshield wash, the satellites. When the compass warmed. Otherwise the washer wipers will stop when they reach the display shows CAL, drive the fluid can form ice on the base of the windshield. vehicle for a short distance in an windshield, blocking your vision. open area where it can receive a Compass GPS signal. The compass system will automatically determine when Clear ice and snow from the wiper The vehicle may have a compass the GPS signal is restored and blades before using them. If they display on the Driver Information provide a heading again. See are frozen to the windshield, Center (DIC). The compass receives Compass Messages on page 5‑36 carefully loosen or thaw them. its heading and other information for more information on the Damaged wiper blades should be from the Global Positioning messages that may be displayed for replaced. See Wiper Blade System (GPS) antenna, StabiliTrak, the compass. Replacement on page 10‑38. and vehicle speed information. Heavy snow or ice can overload the wipers. A circuit breaker stops them until the motor cools.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Instruments and Controls 5-5 Clock 6. To save the time or date and Setting the Month & Day return to the Time and Date Format The infotainment system controls Settings menu, press the are used to access the time and / BACK button at any time or 1. Press the CONFIG button. date settings through the menu press the MENU/SELECT knob 2. Select Time and Date Settings. system. The clock menu can only after adjusting the minutes be used with the radio on while in 3. Highlight Month & Day Format. or year. ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY. 4. Press the MENU/SELECT knob See Operation on page 7‑4 for Setting the 12/24 Hour Format to select MM/DD (month/day) or information about how to use the 1. Press the CONFIG button. DD/MM (day/month). menu system. 2. Select Time and Date Settings. Setting the Time and Date Power Outlets 3. Highlight 12/24 Hour Format. 1. Press the CONFIG button. The vehicle has two accessory 4. Press the MENU/SELECT knob power outlets; one is located below 2. Select Time and Date Settings. to select the 12 hour or 24 hour the climate control system and the 3. Select Set Time or Set Date. display format. other is inside the center console storage. They can be used to plug 4. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to in electrical equipment, such as a adjust the highlighted value. cell phone or an MP3 player. 5. Press the MENU/SELECT knob The accessory power outlets do not to select the next value. work when the key is removed from the ignition and the driver door is opened. This helps to preserve the battery life of the vehicle.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 5-6 Instruments and Controls Certain power accessory plugs Warning Lights, Gauges can indicate when there may not be compatible with the could be a problem with a vehicle accessory power outlet and could Gauges, and function. Often gauges and warning overload vehicle and adapter fuses. lights work together to indicate a If a problem is experienced, see Indicators problem with the vehicle. your dealer. Warning lights and gauges can When one of the warning lights When adding electrical equipment, signal that something is wrong comes on and stays on while be sure to follow the proper before it becomes serious enough driving, or when one of the gauges installation instructions included with to cause an expensive repair or shows there may be a problem, the equipment. See Add-On replacement. Paying attention to the check the section that explains what Electrical Equipment on page 9‑68. warning lights and gauges could to do. Follow this manuals advice. prevent injury. Waiting to do repairs can be costly Notice: Hanging heavy equipment from the power outlet Warning lights come on when there and even dangerous. can cause damage not covered could be a problem with a vehicle by the vehicle warranty. The function. Some warning lights come power outlets are designed for on briefly when the engine is started accessory power plugs only, such to indicate they are working. as cell phone charge cords.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (7,1) Instruments and Controls 5-7 Instrument Cluster V8 English Shown, V6, Metric, and Manual Transmission Similar
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (8,1) 5-8 Instruments and Controls ZL1 English Shown, Metric and Manual Transmission Similar
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (9,1) Instruments and Controls 5-9 Speedometer Trip Odometer Fuel Gauge The speedometer shows the The trip odometer shows how far vehicles speed in either kilometers the vehicle has been driven since per hour (km/h) or miles per the trip odometer was last set hour (mph). to zero. Set the odometer using the Driver Odometer Information Center (DIC). The odometer shows how far the To set the trip odometer to zero, vehicle has been driven, in either press and hold the SET button while kilometers or miles. the trip odometer display is This vehicle has a tamper-resistant showing. odometer. If the vehicle needs a new odometer installed, the new Tachometer Metric one is set to the mileage of the old The tachometer displays the engine odometer. If this is not possible, it is speed in revolutions per set at zero and a label is put on the minute (rpm). driver door to show the old mileage reading.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (10,1) 5-10 Instruments and Controls When the fuel tank is low on fuel, a Boost Gauge (ZL1 Only) FUEL LEVEL LOW message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC). For more information see Fuel System Messages on page 5‑39. Here are some situations that can occur with the fuel gauge. None of these indicate a problem with the fuel gauge. . At the gas station, the fuel pump shuts off before the gauge English reads full. When the ignition is on, the fuel Metric . It takes a little more or less fuel gauge shows about how much fuel to fill up than the fuel gauge the vehicle has left in the fuel tank. indicated. For example, the An arrow on the fuel gauge shows gauge may have indicated the the side of the vehicle on which the tank was half full, but it actually fuel door is located. took a little more or less than The gauge indicates empty before half the tanks capacity to fill the vehicle is out of fuel, to show the tank. that the vehicles fuel tank should be . The pointer on the fuel gauge is filled soon. on empty when the ignition is off.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (11,1) Instruments and Controls 5-11 The gauge is automatically centered at zero every time the engine is started. Actual vacuum or boost is displayed from this zero point. Changes in ambient pressure, such as driving in mountains and changing weather, will slightly change the zero reading. Engine Oil Pressure English Gauge For vehicles with the oil pressure gauge, it is located near the shift English lever, and shows the engine oil This gauge, located near the shift pressure in kPa (kilopascals) or psi lever, indicates vacuum during light (pounds per square inch) when the to moderate throttle and boost under engine is running. heavier throttle. It displays the air pressure level in the intake manifold before it enters the engines combustion chamber. Metric
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (12,1) 5-12 Instruments and Controls Oil pressure may vary with engine Notice: Lack of proper engine oil Engine Oil Temperature speed, outside temperature, and oil maintenance can damage the viscosity, but readings above the engine. Driving with the engine Gauge low pressure zone indicate the oil low can also damage the normal operating range. When engine. The repairs would not be the oil pressure reaches the low covered by the vehicle warranty. pressure zone, a message appears Check the oil level as soon as in the Driver Information Center possible. Add oil if required, but (DIC). See Engine Oil Messages on if the oil level is within the page 5‑38 and Engine Oil on operating range and the oil page 10‑13 for more information. pressure is still low, have the vehicle serviced. Always follow { WARNING the maintenance schedule for changing engine oil. Do not keep driving if the oil A reading in the low pressure zone pressure is low. The engine can can be caused by a dangerously Metric become so hot that it catches fire. low oil level or some other problem Someone could be burned. Check causing low oil pressure. Check the the oil as soon as possible and oil as soon as possible. have the vehicle serviced.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (13,1) Instruments and Controls 5-13 Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge English English For vehicles with this gauge, it is This gauge indicates the engine near the shift lever and indicates coolant temperature. If the gauge Metric engine oil temperature. If the pointer moved to the H or the gauge pointed moves to the higher shaded area, the engine coolant is end of the gauge, the engine oil operating hotter than normal. It is temperature is operating hotter than acceptable if this happens during normal. It is acceptable if this aggressive driving or racetrack happens during aggressive driving usage. The DIC will display a or racetrack usage. The DIC will warning message if the engine oil display a warning message if the temperature exceeds an acceptable engine oil temperature exceeds an level. See Engine Cooling System acceptable level. See Engine Oil Messages on page 5‑37 in DIC. Messages on page 5‑38 in DIC.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (14,1) 5-14 Instruments and Controls Transmission If the gauge is reading in the red Voltmeter Gauge area and/or a message appears in Temperature Gauge the Driver Information Center (DIC), (Except ZL1) the vehicle must be stopped and the cause checked. One possible cause is a low fluid level in the transmission. For information on the DIC messages see Transmission Messages on page 5‑44. Notice: If the vehicle is driven Metric with the transmission Metric temperature gauge above the normal operating range, the transmission can be damaged. This could lead to costly repairs that would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not drive the vehicle while the transmission temperature gauge reading is above normal. See your dealer for English service. For vehicles with this gauge, it is English located near the shift lever, and shows the batterys state of charge For vehicles with this gauge, it is in DC volts. located near the shift lever, and shows the transmission oil temperature when the ignition is on.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (15,1) Instruments and Controls 5-15 When the engine is running, and the However, readings in either warning This cycle may continue several ignition is on, this gauge shows the zone can indicate a possible times if the driver remains or condition of the charging system. problem in the electrical system. becomes unbuckled while the The vehicles charging system Have the vehicle serviced as soon vehicle is moving. regulates voltage based on the state as possible. If the driver safety belt is buckled, of charge of the battery. It is normal neither the light nor the chime for the voltmeter to fluctuate. Safety Belt Reminders comes on. Readings between the low and high warning zones indicate the normal Driver Safety Belt Reminder Passenger Safety Belt operating range. Light Reminder Light Readings in the low warning zone There is a driver safety belt can occur when a large number of reminder light on the instrument electrical accessories are operating panel cluster. in the vehicle and the engine is left idling for an extended period. If there is a problem with the battery charging system, a message appears in the Driver Information When the vehicle is started, this Center (DIC) and/or the charging light flashes and a chime may come system light comes on. See Battery on to remind front passengers to Voltage and Charging Messages on When the vehicle is started, this fasten their safety belt. Then the page 5‑35 and Charging System light flashes and a chime may come light stays on solid until the belt is Light on page 5‑18 for more on to remind the driver to fasten buckled. information. their safety belt. Then the light stays See Passenger Airbag Status on solid until the belt is buckled. Indicator on page 5‑17.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (16,1) 5-16 Instruments and Controls This cycle continues several times if Airbag Readiness Light the front passenger remains or { WARNING becomes unbuckled while the This light shows if there is an vehicle is moving. electrical problem with the airbag If the airbag readiness light stays system. The system check includes on after the vehicle is started or If the front passenger safety belt is the airbag sensor(s), passenger comes on while driving, it means buckled, neither the chime nor the sensing system, the pretensioners, the airbag system might not be light comes on. the airbag modules, the wiring, and working properly. The airbags in The front passenger safety belt the crash sensing and diagnostic the vehicle might not inflate in a reminder light and chime may turn module. For more information on the crash, or they could even inflate on if an object is put on the seat airbag system, see Airbag System without a crash. To help avoid such as a briefcase, handbag, on page 3‑17. injury, have the vehicle serviced grocery bag, laptop, or other right away. electronic device. To turn off the reminder light and/or chime, remove the object from the seat or buckle the safety belt. The airbag readiness light comes on for several seconds when the vehicle is started. If the light does not come on then, have the vehicle fixed immediately.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (17,1) Instruments and Controls 5-17 Passenger Airbag Status When the vehicle is started, the If, after several seconds, both status passenger airbag status indicator indicator lights remain on, or if there Indicator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol are no lights at all, there may be a The vehicle has a passenger for on and off, for several seconds problem with the lights or the sensing system. See Passenger as a system check. If you are using passenger sensing system. See Sensing System on page 3‑25 for remote start, if equipped, to start your dealer for service. important safety information. The your vehicle from a distance, you overhead console has a passenger airbag status indicator. may not see the system check. Then, after several seconds, the { WARNING status indicator will light either ON If the airbag readiness light ever or OFF, or either the on or off comes on and stays on, it means symbol, to let you know the status of that something may be wrong the right front passenger frontal with the airbag system. To help airbag. avoid injury to yourself or others, If the word ON or the on symbol is have the vehicle serviced right United States lit on the passenger airbag status away. See Airbag Readiness indicator, it means that the right Light on page 5‑16 for more front passenger frontal airbag is information, including important enabled (may inflate). safety information. If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit on the passenger airbag status indicator, it means that the passenger sensing system has Canada and Mexico turned off the right front passenger frontal airbag.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (18,1) 5-18 Instruments and Controls Charging System Light If a short distance must be driven with the light on, be sure to turn off all accessories, such as the radio and air conditioner. Malfunction Indicator Lamp If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on and stays on while the A computer system called OBD II engine is running, this indicates that The charging system light comes on (On-Board Diagnostics-Second briefly when the ignition is turned there is an OBD II problem and Generation) monitors the operation service is required. on, but the engine is not running, as of the vehicle to ensure emissions a check to show the light is working. are at acceptable levels, to produce Malfunctions often are indicated by It should go out when the engine is a cleaner environment. This light the system before any problem is started. comes on when the vehicle is apparent. Being aware of the light If the light stays on, or comes on placed in ON/RUN, as a check to can prevent more serious damage while driving, there may be a show it is working. If it does not, to the vehicle. This system assists problem with the electrical charging have the vehicle serviced by your the service technician in correctly system. Have it checked by your dealer. See Ignition Positions on diagnosing any malfunction. dealer. Driving while this light is on page 9‑20 for more information. Notice: If the vehicle is could drain the battery. continually driven with this light When this light comes on, the Driver on, the emission controls might Information Center (DIC) also not work as well, the vehicle fuel displays a message. economy might not be as good, and the engine might not run as See Battery Voltage and Charging smoothly. This could lead to Messages on page 5‑35. costly repairs that might not be covered by the vehicle warranty.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (19,1) Instruments and Controls 5-19 Notice: Modifications made to the To prevent more serious damage to The following may correct an engine, transmission, exhaust, the vehicle: emission system malfunction: intake, or fuel system of the . Reduce vehicle speed. . Check that the fuel cap is fully vehicle or the replacement of the installed. See Filling the Tank on original tires with other than . Avoid hard accelerations. page 9‑59. The diagnostic those of the same Tire . Avoid steep uphill grades. system can determine if the fuel Performance Criteria (TPC) can cap has been left off or affect the vehicles emission If the light continues to flash, stop and park the vehicle. Turn the improperly installed. A loose or controls and can cause this light missing fuel cap allows fuel to to come on. Modifications to vehicle off, wait at least 10 seconds, and restart the engine. If the light is evaporate into the atmosphere. these systems could lead to A few driving trips with the cap costly repairs not covered by the still flashing, follow the previous steps and see your dealer for properly installed should turn the vehicle warranty. This could also light off. result in a failure to pass a service as soon as possible. required Emission Inspection/ Light On Steady: An emission . Check that good quality fuel is Maintenance test. See control system malfunction has used. Poor fuel quality causes Accessories and Modifications on been detected on the vehicle. the engine not to run as page 10‑4. Diagnosis and service might be efficiently as designed and may required. cause stalling after start-up, This light comes on during a stalling when the vehicle is malfunction in one of two ways: changed into gear, misfiring, Light Flashing: A misfire condition hesitation on acceleration, has been detected. A misfire or stumbling on acceleration. increases vehicle emissions and These conditions might go away could damage the emission control once the engine is warmed up. system on the vehicle. Diagnosis and service might be required.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (20,1) 5-20 Instruments and Controls If one or more of these conditions Emissions Inspection and The vehicle may not pass occurs, change the fuel brand used. Maintenance Programs inspection if: It will require at least one full tank of . The malfunction indicator lamp is the proper fuel to turn the light off. Some local governments may have programs to inspect the on-vehicle on with the engine running, or if See Recommended Fuel on emission control equipment. For the the light does not come on when page 9‑56. inspection, the emission system test the ignition is turned to ON/RUN If none of the above have made the equipment is connected to the while the engine is off. light turn off, your dealer can check vehicle’s Data Link . The OBD II (On-Board the vehicle. The dealer has the Connector (DLC). Diagnostics) system determines proper test equipment and that critical emission control diagnostic tools to fix any systems have not been mechanical or electrical problems completely diagnosed. The that might have developed. vehicle would be considered not ready for inspection. This can happen if the 12-volt battery has recently been replaced or run The DLC is under the instrument down. The diagnostic system is panel on the outboard side of the designed to evaluate critical steering wheel. See your dealer if emission control systems during assistance is needed. normal driving. This can take several days of routine driving. If this has been done and the vehicle still does not pass the inspection for lack of OBD II system readiness, your dealer can prepare the vehicle for inspection.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (21,1) Instruments and Controls 5-21 Brake System Warning When the ignition is on, the brake Light system warning light also comes on { WARNING when the parking brake is set. The The vehicle brake system consists light stays on if the parking brake The brake system might not be of two hydraulic circuits. If one does not fully release. If it stays on working properly if the brake circuit is not working, the remaining after the parking brake is fully system warning light is on. circuit can still work to stop the released, it means the vehicle has a Driving with the brake system vehicle. For normal braking brake problem. warning light on can lead to a performance, both circuits need crash. If the light is still on after If, while driving, the light comes on to be working the vehicle has been pulled off and a brake message comes on the the road and carefully stopped, If the warning light comes on, there Driver Information Center (DIC), pull off the road and stop carefully. The have the vehicle towed for is a brake problem. Have the brake system inspected right away. pedal could be harder to push or the service. pedal can go closer to the floor. It could take longer to stop. If the The brake message remains on until light is still on, have the vehicle the MENU button is pressed. The towed for service. See Antilock brake light remains until the problem Brake System (ABS) Warning Light is fixed. See Brake System on page 5‑22 and Towing the Messages on page 5‑35 for more Metric English Vehicle on page 10‑96. information. If the vehicle has antilock brakes, this light should come on when the key is turned to START. If it does not come on, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn if there is a problem.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (22,1) 5-22 Instruments and Controls Antilock Brake System If the ABS light is the only light on, This light comes on when the the vehicle has regular brakes, but Traction Control System (TCS) has (ABS) Warning Light the antilock brakes are not been turned off by pressing and functioning. releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak If both the ABS and the brake button. system warning light are on, the This light also comes on and the vehicles antilock brakes are not system turns off if there is a problem functioning and there is a problem with the TCS. with the regular brakes. See your If the light comes on and stays on dealer for service. for an extended period of time while This light comes on briefly when the engine is started. See Brake System Warning Light on the system is turned on, the vehicle page 5‑21 and Brake System needs service. If the light does not come on, have it Messages on page 5‑35. fixed so it will be ready to warn if See Traction Control System (TCS) there is a problem. on page 9‑41 and StabiliTrak® Traction Off Light System on page 9‑43. If the ABS light stays on, turn the ignition off. If the light comes on while driving, stop as soon as it is safely possible and turn off the vehicle. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the ABS light stays on, or comes on again while driving, the This light should come on briefly as vehicle needs service. A chime may the engine is started. If it does not also sound when the light comes on come on, have the vehicle serviced steady. by your dealer.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (23,1) Instruments and Controls 5-23 Traction Control System If the TCS indicator/warning light This light comes on when the comes on and stays on while StabiliTrak system is turned off. (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light driving, the vehicle needs service. If the TCS is off, wheel spin is not See Traction Control System (TCS) limited. If the StabiliTrak system is on page 9‑41 and StabiliTrak® off, the system does not assist in System on page 9‑43 for more controlling the vehicle. Turn on the information. TCS and the StabiliTrak system and the warning light turns off. Traction Control System For SS models, when both TCS and StabiliTrak lights are on, the vehicle The StabiliTrak system or the (TCS) OFF/StabiliTrak® is in Competitive Mode. A warning Traction Control System (TCS) OFF Light also appears in the DIC for indicator/warning light comes on StabiliTrak Competitive Mode. See briefly while starting the engine. Ride Control System Messages on If it does not, have the vehicle page 5‑40. serviced by your dealer. If the For ZL1, when both TCS and system is working normally, the StabiliTrak lights are on, the vehicle indicator light will then go off. is in Performance Traction The indicator/warning light flashes Management or both TCS and while the StabiliTrak or TCS system This light should come on briefly as StabiliTrak systems are disabled. is working to control the vehicle on the engine is started. If it does not come on, have the vehicle serviced See Traction Control System (TCS) a low traction surface. on page 9‑41, StabiliTrak® System by your dealer. on page 9‑43 and Competitive Driving Mode on page 9‑44.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (24,1) 5-24 Instruments and Controls Tire Pressure Light When the Light Flashes First and Then Is On Steady If the light flashes for about a minute and then stays on, there may be a problem with the TPMS. If the problem is not corrected, the light will come on at every ignition cycle. The oil pressure light should come See Tire Pressure Monitor on briefly as the engine is started. For vehicles with the Tire Pressure Operation on page 10‑65. If it does not come on, have the Monitor System (TPMS), this light vehicle serviced by your dealer. comes on briefly when the engine is Engine Oil Pressure Light If the light comes on and stays on, it started. It provides information Notice: Lack of proper engine oil means that oil is not flowing through about tire pressures and the TPMS. maintenance can damage the the engine properly. The vehicle engine. Driving with the engine could be low on oil and might have When the Light Is On Steady oil low can also damage the some other system problem. See This indicates that one or more of engine. The repairs would not be your dealer. the tires are significantly covered by the vehicle warranty. underinflated. Check the oil level as soon as A Driver Information Center (DIC) possible. Add oil if required, but tire pressure message may also if the oil level is within the display. See Tire Messages on operating range and the oil page 5‑43. Stop as soon as pressure light remains lit, have possible, and inflate the tires to the the vehicle serviced. Always pressure value shown on the Tire follow the maintenance schedule and Loading Information label. See for changing engine oil. Tire Pressure on page 10‑62.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (25,1) Instruments and Controls 5-25 Immobilizer Light High-Beam On Light Taillamp Indicator Light The immobilizer light should come This light comes on when the This light comes on when the on briefly as the engine is started. high-beam headlamps are in use. taillamps are in use. If it does not come on, have the See Headlamp High/Low-Beam vehicle serviced by your dealer. Changer on page 6‑2. Cruise Control Light If the system is working normally, the indicator light turns off. Front Fog Lamp Light If the light stays on and the engine does not start, there could be a problem with the theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle Security on page 2‑11. This light is white when the cruise control is active and green when the The front fog lamp light comes on system is set. when the fog lamps are in use. The light goes out when the cruise The light goes out when the fog control is turned off. See Cruise lamps are turned off. See Front Fog Control on page 9‑50. Lamps on page 6‑5.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (26,1) 5-26 Instruments and Controls Information Displays The bottom of the DIC display Trip/Fuel Menu Items shows what position the shift lever Press the MENU button on the is in (Automatic Transmission Only), Driver Information the odometer, and the direction the turn signal lever until Trip/Fuel Center (DIC) Information Menu is displayed. Use vehicle is driving. the thumbwheel to scroll through the The vehicle may have a DIC. The DIC Buttons following menu items: DIC displays information about your . Digital Speedometer vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is . Trip 1 detected. See Vehicle Messages on . Trip 2 page 5‑35. All messages appear in the DIC display located in the center . Fuel Range of the instrument panel cluster. . Average Fuel Economy The vehicle may also have features A. SET/CLR: Use this button to set . Average Vehicle Speed that can be customized through the or clear the menu item when it controls on the radio. See Vehicle is displayed. . Turn-by-Turn Personalization on page 5‑46. . Blank B. w / x (Thumbwheel): Use the DIC Operation and Displays thumbwheel to scroll through Digital Speedometer The DIC has different displays the items in each menu. The speedometer shows how fast which can be accessed by using the C. Menu: Press this button to get the vehicle is moving in either DIC buttons on the turn signal lever to the Trip/Fuel Menu and the kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles located on the left side of the Vehicle Information Menu. per hour (mph). The speedometer steering wheel. The DIC displays Some models may also have a cannot be reset. trip, fuel, vehicle system information, Performance Menu. and warning messages if a system problem is detected.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (27,1) Instruments and Controls 5-27 Trip 1 and Trip 2 Average Fuel Economy Turn-by-Turn The Trip display shows the current The Average Fuel Economy display This display is used for the OnStar distance traveled, in either shows the approximate average Turn-by-Turn guidance. See OnStar kilometers (km) or miles (mi), since liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) Overview on page 14‑1. the last reset for the trip odometer. or miles per gallon (mpg). This The trip odometer can be reset to number is calculated based on the Blank Display zero by pressing the trip reset stem number of L/100 km (mpg) recorded This display shows no information. or the SET/CLR button while the trip since the last time this menu item odometer display is showing. was reset. The fuel economy can be Vehicle Information Menu reset by pressing the SET/CLR Items Fuel Range button while the Average Fuel Press the MENU button on the turn The Fuel Range display shows the Economy display is showing. signal lever until Vehicle Information approximate distance the vehicle Menu is displayed. Use the can be driven without refueling. The Average Vehicle Speed thumbwheel to scroll through the fuel range estimate is based on an The Average Vehicle Speed display following menu items: average of the vehicles fuel shows the average speed of the economy over recent driving history vehicle in kilometers per hour (km/h) . Unit and the amount of fuel remaining in or miles per hour (mph). This . Tire Pressure the fuel tank. Fuel range cannot be average is calculated based on the . Remaining Oil Life reset. various vehicle speeds recorded since the last reset of this value. . Coolant Temp The average speed can be reset by . Battery Voltage pressing the SET/CLR button while the Average Vehicle Speed display . Speed Warning is showing.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (28,1) 5-28 Instruments and Controls Unit When the remaining oil life is low, Coolant Temperature Move the thumbwheel up or down to the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON This display, available on some switch between US or Metric when message will appear on the display. vehicles, shows the temperature of the Unit display is active. Press See Engine Oil Messages on the engine cooling system fluid in SET/CLR to confirm the setting. page 5‑38. The oil should be either degrees Celsius (°C) or This will change the displays on the changed as soon as possible. See degrees Fahrenheit (°F). cluster and DIC to either English Engine Oil on page 10‑13. In (US) or metric measurements. addition to the engine oil life system Battery Voltage monitoring the oil life, additional This display, available on some Tire Pressure maintenance is recommended in the vehicles, shows the current battery The display will show a vehicle with Maintenance Schedule. See voltage. If the voltage is in the the approximate pressures of all Maintenance Schedule on normal range, the value will display. four tires. Tire pressure is displayed page 11‑3. For example, the display may read in either kilopascal (kPa) or in Remember, the Oil Life display Battery Voltage 15.0 Volts. The pounds per square inch (psi). See must be reset after each oil change. vehicles charging system regulates Tire Pressure Monitor System on It will not reset itself. Also, be voltage based on the state of the page 10‑64 and Tire Pressure careful not to reset the Oil Life battery. The battery voltage can Monitor Operation on page 10‑65. display accidentally at any time fluctuate while viewing this other than when the oil has just information on the DIC. This is Remaining Oil Life been changed. It cannot be reset normal. See Charging System Light This display shows an estimate of accurately until the next oil change. on page 5‑18. If there is a problem the oils remaining useful life. To reset the engine oil life system with the battery charging system, If REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% is press the SET/CLR button while the the DIC will display a message. See displayed, that means 99% of the Oil Life display is active. See Battery Voltage and Charging current oil life remains. Engine Oil Life System on Messages on page 5‑35. page 10‑16.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (29,1) Instruments and Controls 5-29 Speed Warning Lap Timer The battery voltage display shows Speed Warning allows the driver to The Lap Timer display shows total the current battery voltage. The set a speed that they do not want to time, lap times, top speed, average vehicles charging system regulates exceed. To set the Speed Warning, speed, and average time when voltage based on the state of the press SET/CLR when Speed active. battery. The battery voltage can Warning is displayed. fluctuate while viewing this While in this display, press SET/ information on the DIC. This is Performance Menu CLR to activate the lap timer normal. See Charging System Light function. While timer is active, press on page 5‑18. If there is a problem Some vehicles may have a MENU to store the current lap time with the battery charging system, performance menu. Press the and start timer for new lap. Press the DIC will display a message. See MENU button on the turn signal SET/CLR to pause or resume lap Battery Voltage and Charging lever until Performance Menu is timer. Press and hold SET/CLR to Messages on page 5‑35. displayed. Use the thumbwheel to clear and exit the lap timer function. scroll through the following menu Compass items: Coolant Temperature and Battery Voltage The vehicle may have a compass . Lap Timer display in the Driver Information The coolant temperature display Center (DIC). See Compass on . Coolant Temperature and shows the temperature of the Battery Voltage page 5‑4. engine cooling system fluid in either degrees Celsius (°C) or degrees Fahrenheit (°F).
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (30,1) 5-30 Instruments and Controls Head-Up Display (HUD) The images are projected through See AM-FM Radio on page 7‑8 and the HUD lens located on the driver Driver Information Center (DIC) on side of the instrument panel. page 5‑26. { WARNING Notice: If you try to use the HUD If the HUD image is too bright or image as a parking aid, you may too high in your field of view, it misjudge the distance and may take you more time to see damage your vehicle. Do not use things you need to see when it is the HUD image as a parking aid. dark outside. Be sure to keep the The tap shift gear will also appear HUD image dim and placed low in on the HUD if the vehicle has tap your field of view. shift and it is active. The shift timing lights and a lateral acceleration For vehicles with the Head-Up (G-Force) indicator appear on Display (HUD), some information ZL1 models only. concerning the operation of the The HUD information can be HUD Display on the Vehicle vehicle is projected onto the displayed in one of three languages: windshield. This includes but is not Windshield English, French, or Spanish. The limited to the speedometer reading, speedometer reading and other The HUD information appears as an rpm reading, transmission position, numerical values can be displayed image focused out toward the front outside air temperature, compass in either English or metric units. of the vehicle. heading, and a brief display of the The language selection is changed When the ignition key is turned to current radio station, including XM through the radio and the units of ON/RUN, the HUD will display an information or CD track. It will also measurement selection is changed introductory message for a short display turn-by-turn information if through the trip computer in the time, until the HUD is ready. the vehicle has OnStar® service. Driver Information Center (DIC).
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (31,1) Instruments and Controls 5-31 The following indicator lights come When the HUD is on, the on the instrument panel when speedometer reading is continually activated and may also appear on displayed. The current radio station the HUD: or CD track number may display for . Turn Signal Indicators a short period of time after the radio or CD track status changes. This . High-Beam Indicator Symbol may happen whenever radio The HUD temporarily displays ICE information is changed. The POSSIBLE DRIVE WITH CARE speedometer size is reduced when when this message is on the DIC radio, CD information, or warnings trip computer. are displayed on the HUD. The HUD also temporarily displays When the phone feature is the following messages on vehicles activated, the HUD will briefly The HUD control is located to the with these systems, when they are display phone information, right of the steering wheel. active: if available. To adjust the HUD image so that . Check Tire Pressure items are properly displayed: . Cruise Set To 1. Adjust the driver seat to a comfortable position. . Low Fuel 2. Start the engine. . Speed Limited To 3. Adjust the HUD controls. . Traction Control Active . Stability Control Active
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (32,1) 5-32 Instruments and Controls Use the following settings to adjust The four formats are as follows: the HUD. OFF: Turn the HUD dimming knob fully counterclockwise until the HUD display turns off. Brightness: Turn the dimming knob English clockwise or counterclockwise to brighten or dim the display. English « (Up): ª (Down): Press the up or down arrows to center the HUD image in your view. The HUD image can only be adjusted up and down, not side to side. Metric PAGE: Press to select the display formats. Release the PAGE button Metric Format Two: This display includes when the format number with the Format One: This display gives the the information in Format One desired display is shown on the speedometer reading (in English or without the transmission HUD. If vehicle messages are metric units), turn signal indication, information, the outside air displayed, pressing PAGE may clear high-beam indication, transmission temperature, and compass heading. the message. positions, outside air temperature, and compass heading.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (33,1) Instruments and Controls 5-33 Transmission on page 9‑37 or Manual Transmission on page 9‑37 for more information. All formats except format four, will show turn-by-turn navigation information and provide details English English about the next driving maneuver to be made. Metric Metric Format Three: This display Format Four: This display appears English includes the information in Format on ZL1 models only. It gives the One along with a circular speedometer reading (in English or tachometer, but without outside air metric units), transmission positions temperature and compass heading. (automatic transmission only), Shift Timing Light Position and lateral acceleration (G) indicators. The radio, CD, navigation, and phone Metric information do not appear in the format four HUD display. When you near your destination, the HUD will display a distance bar that The shift timing lights at the top of will empty the closer you get to your the display will appear with increase destination. in engine RPM. See Automatic
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (34,1) 5-34 Instruments and Controls All navigation information is Care of the HUD If You Cannot See the HUD provided to the HUD by the Image When the Ignition Is On Clean the inside of the windshield OnStar® service, for vehicles with as needed to remove any dirt or film . Is anything covering the this feature. that could reduce the sharpness or HUD lens? The HUD image displayed on the clarity of the HUD image. windshield will automatically dim . Is the HUD dimmer setting bright To clean the HUD lens, use a soft, enough? and brighten to compensate for clean cloth that has household glass outside lighting. However, the HUD . Is the HUD image adjusted to cleaner sprayed on it. Wipe the brightness control can still be the proper height? HUD lens gently, then dry it. Do not adjusted as needed. . spray cleaner directly on the lens Are you wearing polarized The HUD image can temporarily because the cleaner could leak into sunglasses? light up depending on the angle and the unit. position of the sunlight on the HUD If the HUD Image Is Not Clear display. This is normal and will . Is the HUD image too bright? change when the angle of the sunlight on the HUD display . Are the windshield and HUD changes. lens clean? Polarized sunglasses could make If the HUD image is not correct, the HUD image harder to see. contact your dealer. Keep in mind that the windshield is part of the HUD system.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (35,1) Instruments and Controls 5-35 Vehicle Messages Battery Voltage and SERVICE BATTERY Charging Messages CHARGING SYSTEM Messages displayed on the DIC indicate the status of the vehicle or This message is displayed when BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE there is a fault in the battery some action that may be needed to correct a condition. Multiple This message displays when the charging system. Take the vehicle to messages may display one after the vehicle has detected that the battery your dealer for service. other. voltage is dropping beyond a The messages that do not require reasonable point. The battery saver Brake System Messages system starts reducing certain immediate action can be features of the vehicle that you may BRAKE FLUID LOW acknowledged and cleared by be able to notice. At the point that pressing SET/CLR. The messages This message is displayed when the features are disabled, this message brake fluid level is low; see Brake that require immediate action cannot is displayed. It means that the be cleared until that action is Fluid on page 10‑34. vehicle is trying to save the charge performed. All messages should be in the battery. Turn off unnecessary RELEASE PARKING BRAKE taken seriously and clearing the accessories to allow the battery to messages does not correct the This message is displayed as a recharge. reminder that the parking brake is problem. LOW BATTERY on. Release it before you attempt to drive. This message is displayed when the battery voltage is low. See Battery on page 10‑35.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (36,1) 5-36 Instruments and Controls Compass Messages CLOSE TRUNK TO TEMPERATURE TOO OPERATE TOP LOW – TOP DISABLED CAL This message displays if the trunk is This message displays and a sound This message is displayed when the open while you are trying to operate will be heard when the power compass needs to be calibrated. the convertible top. Make sure the convertible top button is pressed See Compass on page 5‑4. trunk is closed before operating the and the power convertible top pump –– convertible top. See Convertible Top motor temperature is below 0°C on page 2‑19. (32°F). Wait for the power Dashes will be displayed if the convertible top pump motor to compass needs service. See your COMPLETE TOP MOTION TO warm up before using the power dealer for service. OPEN TRUNK convertible top. This message displays if attempting TOP NOT SECURE Convertible Top to open the trunk before the top has Messages been fully opened or closed. This message displays when the power convertible top is closed BATTERY VOLTAGE TOO REDUCE VEHICLE SPEED TO without the convertible top front LOW – TOP DISABLED OPERATE TOP latch engaged or when the folding This message is displayed when the top is not fully stowed. Press and This message displays when the vehicle is moving too fast to safely hold the convertible top button in the battery voltage is too low to operate operate the convertible top. Reduce open direction until a beep is heard the convertible top. the vehicle speed. or close the top and engage the EXTEND CARGO SHADE TO latch. OPERATE This message displays if the rear trunk partition is not extended and engaged.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (37,1) Instruments and Controls 5-37 TOP SYSTEM OVERHEATED, Door Ajar Messages Engine Cooling System PLEASE WAIT Messages DRIVER DOOR OPEN This message displays and a sound will be heard when the power This message will display when the A/C OFF DUE TO HIGH convertible top button is pressed driver door is open. Close the door ENGINE TEMP and the power convertible top pump completely. This message displays when the motor is overheated. Wait for the HOOD OPEN engine coolant becomes hotter than power convertible top pump motor the normal operating temperature. to cool down before using the power This message will display when the To avoid added strain on a hot convertible top. hood is open. Close the hood engine, the air conditioning completely. compressor automatically turns off. UNLATCH TOP PASSENGER DOOR OPEN When the coolant temperature This message displays and a sound returns to normal, the air will be heard if you try to lower the This message will display when the conditioning compressor turns convertible top without first passenger door is open. Close the back on. You can continue to drive releasing the front latch. See door completely. the vehicle. Convertible Top on page 2‑19. TRUNK OPEN If this message continues to appear, have the system repaired by your Cruise Control Messages This message will display when the dealer as soon as possible to avoid trunk is open. Close the trunk CRUISE SET TO XXX completely. damage to the engine. This message displays when the cruise control is set and shows the speed it was set to. See Cruise Control on page 9‑50.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (38,1) 5-38 Instruments and Controls COOLANT LEVEL LOW ADD Engine Oil Messages OIL PRESSURE LOW — STOP COOLANT ENGINE CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON This message will display if the This message displays if low oil coolant is low. See Engine Coolant This message displays when the pressure levels occur. Stop the on page 10‑24. engine oil needs to be changed. vehicle as soon as safely possible When you change the engine oil, be and do not operate it until the cause ENGINE sure to reset the Oil Life System. of the low oil pressure has been OVERHEATED — IDLE See Engine Oil Life System on corrected. Check the oil as soon as ENGINE page 10‑16, Driver Information possible and have the vehicle Center (DIC) on page 5‑26, Engine serviced by your dealer. This message displays when the Oil on page 10‑13 and Maintenance engine coolant temperature is too Schedule on page 11‑3. Engine Power Messages hot. Stop and allow the vehicle to idle until it cools down. ENGINE OIL HOT, IDLE ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED ENGINE ENGINE This message displays when the OVERHEATED — STOP This message displays when the vehicles engine power is reduced. ENGINE engine oil temperature is too hot. Reduced engine power can affect Stop and allow the vehicle to idle the vehicles ability to accelerate. This message displays and a until it cools down. continuous chime sounds if the If this message is on, but there engine cooling system reaches ENGINE OIL LOW — ADD OIL is no reduction in performance, unsafe temperatures for operation. proceed to your destination. The This message displays when the performance may be reduced the Stop and turn off the vehicle as engine oil level is too low. Check the next time the vehicle is driven. The soon as it is safe to do so to avoid oil level. See Engine Oil on vehicle may be driven at a reduced severe damage. This message page 10‑13. speed while this message is clears when the engine has cooled to a safe operating temperature. on, but maximum acceleration and speed may be reduced.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (39,1) Instruments and Controls 5-39 Anytime this message stays on, the REPLACE BATTERY IN LEFT FRONT TURN vehicle should be taken to your REMOTE KEY INDICATOR FAILURE dealer for service as soon as possible. This message displays when the This message is displayed if the battery in the Remote Keyless Entry turn signal bulb needs to be (RKE) transmitter needs to be replaced. See Headlamps, Front Fuel System Messages replaced. Turn Signal and Parking Lamps FUEL LEVEL LOW (Uplevel Vehicle) on page 10‑43 or This message displays when the Lamp Messages Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps (Base Vehicle) on vehicle is low on fuel. Refuel as AUTOMATIC LIGHT page 10‑42 and Replacement Bulbs soon as possible CONTROL ON on page 10‑46. TIGHTEN GAS CAP This message is displayed when the LEFT REAR TURN INDICATOR This message displays when the automatic light control has been FAILURE fuel cap is not on tight. Tighten the turned on. See Automatic Headlamp System on page 6‑3. This message is displayed if the fuel cap. turn signal bulb needs to be AUTOMATIC LIGHT replaced. See Bulb Replacement on Key and Lock Messages CONTROL OFF page 10‑41. NUMBER OF KEYS This message is displayed when the PROGRAMMED automatic light control has been turned off. See Automatic Headlamp This message displays when System on page 6‑3. programming new keys to the vehicle.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (40,1) 5-40 Instruments and Controls RIGHT FRONT TURN Object Detection System Ride Control System INDICATOR FAILURE Messages Messages This message is displayed if the turn signal bulb needs to be PARK ASSIST OFF PERF TRACTION 1 – WET replaced. See Headlamps, Front This message displays when the ACTIVE HANDLING ON Turn Signal and Parking Lamps park assist system has been turned SUSPENSION MODE TOUR (Uplevel Vehicle) on page 10‑43 or off or when there is a temporary (ZL1 Only) Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and condition causing the system to be This message displays when this Parking Lamps (Base Vehicle) on disabled. See Ultrasonic Parking Performance Traction Management page 10‑42 and Replacement Bulbs Assist on page 9‑52. mode is selected. The instrument on page 10‑46. panel cluster light will also be on SERVICE PARK ASSIST RIGHT REAR TURN when this mode is selected. Once This message displays if there is a this message is acknowledged, INDICATOR FAILURE problem with the Ultrasonic Rear PTM1 – WET ESC = ON displays This message is displayed if the Parking Assist (URPA) system. Do on the bottom of the digital speed turn signal bulb needs to be not use this system to help you page. Launch Control is available replaced. See Bulb Replacement on park. See Ultrasonic Parking Assist when this mode is selected. In this page 10‑41. on page 9‑52. See your dealer for mode, the Traction Control and service. Active Handling System are TURN SIGNAL ON available but intended for use on This message is displayed if the wet race track conditions. Adjust turn signal has been left on. Turn off your driving accordingly. See the turn signal. “Performance Traction Management (PTM) (ZL1 Only)” and “Launch Control (V8 with Manual Transmission Only)” under Competitive Driving Mode on page 9‑44.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (41,1) Instruments and Controls 5-41 PERF TRACTION 2 – DRY PERF TRACTION 3 – SPORT1 PERF TRACTION 4 – SPORT2 ACTIVE HANDLING ON ACTIVE HANDLING ON ACTIVE HANDLING OFF SUSPENSION MODE TOUR SUSPENSION MODE SPORT SUSPENSION MODE SPORT (ZL1 Only) (ZL1 Only) (ZL1 Only) This message displays when this This message displays when this This message displays when this Performance Traction Management Performance Traction Management Performance Traction Management mode is selected. The instrument mode is selected. The instrument mode is selected. The instrument panel cluster light will also be on panel cluster light will also be on panel cluster light will also be on when this mode is selected. Once when this mode is selected. Once when this mode is selected. Once this message is acknowledged, this message is acknowledged, this message is acknowledged, PTM2 – DRY ESC = ON displays PTM3 – SPORT1 ESC = ON PTM4 – SPORT2 ESC = OFF on the bottom of the digital speed displays on the bottom of the digital displays on the bottom of the digital page. Launch Control is available speed page. Launch Control is speed page. Launch Control is when this mode is selected. In this available when this mode is available when this mode is mode, the Traction Control and selected. In this mode, the Traction selected. In this mode, the Traction Active Handling System are Control and Active Handling System Control is available but intended for available but intended for use are available but intended for use use on dry race track conditions. on dry race track conditions. Adjust on dry race track conditions. Adjust The Active Handling System is your driving accordingly. See your driving accordingly. See disabled when this mode is “Performance Traction Management “Performance Traction Management selected. This mode will require (PTM) (ZL1 Only)” and “Launch (PTM) (ZL1 Only)” and “Launch more driver skill than modes 1–3. Control (V8 with Manual Control (V8 with Manual Adjust your driving accordingly. See Transmission Only)” under Transmission Only)” under “Performance Traction Management Competitive Driving Mode on Competitive Driving Mode on (PTM) (ZL1 Only)” and “Launch page 9‑44. page 9‑44. Control (V8 with Manual Transmission Only)” under Competitive Driving Mode on page 9‑44.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (42,1) 5-42 Instruments and Controls PERF TRACTION 5 – RACE SERVICE STABILITRAK SERVICE SUSPENSION ACTIVE HANDLING OFF This message displays if there is a SYSTEM (ZL1 Only) SUSPENSION MODE TRACK problem with the StabiliTrak® This message displays when the (ZL1 Only) system. If this message appears, try Selective Ride Control system has This message displays when this to reset the system. Stop; turn off detected a malfunction and the Performance Traction Management the engine and remove the key from vehicle speed will be limited. The mode is selected. The instrument the ignition; open and close the system must be serviced. See your panel cluster light will also be on driver door and wait for at least dealer. See Selective Ride Control when this mode is selected. Once one minute. During this time you on page 9‑49 and “SPEED LIMITED this message is acknowledged, should notice the lights on the TO XXX (ZL1 Only)” under Vehicle PTM5 – RACE ESC = OFF displays cluster turn off. After a minute has Speed Messages on page 5‑45. on the bottom of the digital speed passed, start the engine again. If this message still comes on, it SERVICE TRACTION page. Launch Control is available when this mode is selected. In this means there is a problem. See your CONTROL mode, the Traction Control is dealer for service. The vehicle is This message displays when there available but intended for use on dry safe to drive; however, you do not is a problem with the Traction race track conditions. The Active have the benefit of StabiliTrak, so Control System (TCS). When this Handling System is disabled when reduce your speed and drive message is displayed, the system this mode is selected. This mode accordingly. will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your will require more driver skill than driving accordingly. See your dealer modes 1–4. Adjust your driving for service. accordingly. See “Performance Traction Management (PTM) (ZL1 Only)” and “Launch Control (V8 with Manual Transmission Only)” under Competitive Driving Mode on page 9‑44.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (43,1) Instruments and Controls 5-43 STABILITRAK COMPETITIVE Anti-theft Alarm System Tire Messages MODE (LS3 and L99 Only) Messages CHECK XXX TIRE PRESSURE This message displays when or TIRE PRESSURE LOW ADD Competitive Mode is selected. See THEFT ATTEMPTED “Competitive Driving Mode (Non AIR TO TIRE This message displays if the vehicle ZL1)” under Competitive Driving detects a tamper condition. This message displays if the vehicle Mode on page 9‑44. detects low pressure in one or more Service Vehicle Messages tires. TRACTION CONTROL OFF This message also displays This message displays when the SERVICE AC SYSTEM LEFT FRONT, RIGHT FRONT, traction control system has been This message is displayed if there is LEFT REAR, or RIGHT REAR to disabled. See Traction Control a problem with the air conditioning indicate the location of the low tire. System (TCS) on page 9‑41. system. Take the vehicle to your The low tire pressure warning light dealer for service. will also come on. See Tire Airbag System Messages Pressure Light on page 5‑24. SERVICE POWER STEERING SERVICE AIRBAG If a tire pressure message appears This message is displayed if there is This message displays if there is a a problem with the power steering on the DIC, stop as soon as you problem with the airbag system. system. Take the vehicle to your can. Inflate the tires by adding air Take the vehicle to your dealer for dealer for service. until the tire pressure is equal to the service. values shown on the Tire and SERVICE VEHICLE SOON Loading Information label. See Tires This message is displayed if there is on page 10‑54, Vehicle Load Limits a problem with the vehicle. Take the on page 9‑14, and Tire Pressure on vehicle to your dealer for service. page 10‑62.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (44,1) 5-44 Instruments and Controls The DIC also shows the tire Transmission Messages SHIFT TO PARK pressure values. See Driver 1 – 4 SHIFT This message displays when the Information Center (DIC) on transmission needs to be shifted to page 5‑26. This message displays when you P (Park). This may appear when SERVICE TIRE MONITOR can only shift from 1 (First) to attempting to remove the key from SYSTEM 4 (Fourth) instead of 1 (First) to the ignition if the vehicle is not in 2 (Second). See Manual P (Park). This message displays if there is a Transmission on page 9‑37. problem with the Tire Pressure TRANSMISSION HOT – IDLE Monitor System (TPMS). See Tire PRESS CLUTCH TO START ENGINE Pressure Monitor Operation on This message displays when This message displays and a chime page 10‑65. attempting to start a vehicle with a sounds if the transmission fluid in TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE manual transmission without the vehicle gets hot. Driving with the pressing on the clutch pedal. transmission fluid temperature high This message displays when the can cause damage to the vehicle. system is learning new tires. See SERVICE TRANSMISSION Stop the vehicle and let it idle to Tire Pressure Monitor Operation on This message displays if there is a allow the transmission to cool. This page 10‑65. problem with the transmission. See message clears when the fluid TIRE PRESSURE SYSTEM your dealer. temperature reaches a safe level. RESET SHIFT DENIED This message displays when This message displays when resetting the TPMS. See Tire attempting to use the automatic Pressure Monitor Operation on transmission manual mode to shift page 10‑65. to too low of a gear. See Manual Mode on page 9‑34.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (45,1) Instruments and Controls 5-45 Vehicle Reminder Vehicle Speed Messages Window Messages Messages DRIVER SELECTED SPEED OPEN, THEN CLOSE DRIVER ICE POSSIBLE DRIVE LIMIT EXCEEDED WINDOW WITH CARE This message is displayed when the This message is displayed when the This message is displayed when ice vehicle speed is greater than the set window needs to be reprogrammed. conditions are possible. speed. See “Speed Warning” under If the vehicles battery has been Driver Information Center (DIC) on recharged or disconnected, you will TURN WIPER CONTROL TO page 5‑26. need to reprogram each front INTERMITTENT FIRST window for the express-up feature to SPEED LIMITED TO XXX work. See Power Windows on This message is displayed when (ZL1 Only) page 2‑15. attempting to adjust the intermittent wiper speed without intermittent This message displays when a OPEN, THEN CLOSE selected on the wiper control. See malfunction is present in the Selective Ride Control system. The PASSENGER WINDOW Windshield Wiper/Washer on page 5‑3. vehicle speed will be limited to a This message is displayed when the value determined by the vehicle window needs to be reprogrammed. when the shock absorber system If the vehicles battery has been has failed and the shocks are in recharged or disconnected, you will their full soft mode. Have the vehicle need to reprogram each front serviced by your dealer as soon as window for the express-up feature to possible. work. See Power Windows on page 2‑15.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (46,1) 5-46 Instruments and Controls Vehicle 3. Press the center of the MENU/ Climate and Air Quality SELECT knob to select the Personalization Select the Climate and Air Quality Vehicle Settings menu. menu and the following will be The audio system controls are used The following list of menu items will displayed: to access the personalization be available: . Remote Start Heated Seats menus for customizing vehicle . Climate and Air Quality features. Remote Start Heated Seats . Comfort and Convenience CONFIG (Configuration): Press to When on, this feature will turn the access the Configuration . Collision/Detection Systems heated seats on when using remote Settings Menu. . Language start on cold days. MENU/SELECT Knob: Press the . Lighting Press the MENU/SELECT knob center of this knob to enter the when Remote Start Heated Seats is menus and select menu items. Turn . Power Door Locks highlighted. Turn the knob to select the knob to scroll through the . Remote Lock/Unlock On or Off. Press the knob to confirm menus. and go back to the last menu. . Return to Factory Settings / BACK: Press to exit or move Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to Comfort and Convenience backward in a menu. highlight the menu. Press the knob Select the Comfort and Entering the Personalization to select it. Each of the menus is Convenience menu and the Menus detailed in the following information. following will be displayed: 1. Press the CONFIG button to . Chime Volume access the Configuration Settings menu. 2. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to highlight Vehicle Settings.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (47,1) Instruments and Controls 5-47 Chime Volume Language Press the MENU/SELECT knob This allows the selection of the when Exit Lighting is highlighted. Select the Language menu and the chime volume level. Turn the knob to select Off, following will be displayed: 30 Seconds, 1 Minute, or 2 Minutes. Press the MENU/SELECT knob . English Press the knob to confirm and go when Chime Volume is highlighted. back to the last menu. . French Turn the knob to select Normal or High. Press the knob to confirm and . Spanish Vehicle Locator Lights go back to the last menu. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to This allows the vehicle locator lights select the language. Press the knob to be turned on or off. Collision/Detection Systems to confirm and go back to the Press the MENU/SELECT knob Select the Collision/Detection last menu. when Vehicle Locator Lights is Systems menu and the following will highlighted. Turn the knob to select be displayed: Lighting On or Off. Press the knob to confirm . Park Assist Select the Lighting menu and the and go back to the last menu. following will be displayed: Park Assist Power Door Locks . Exit Lighting This allows the Ultrasonic Parking Select Power Door Locks and the Assist feature to be turned on or off. . Vehicle Locator Lights following will be displayed: Press the MENU/SELECT knob Exit Lighting . Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out when Park Assist is highlighted. This allows the selection of how . Turn the knob to select On or Off. Auto Door Unlock long the exterior lamps stay on Press the knob to confirm and go when leaving the vehicle when it is . Delayed Door Lock back to the last menu. dark outside.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (48,1) 5-48 Instruments and Controls Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out Delayed Door Lock Unlock Feedback (Lights) When on, this feature will keep the When on, this feature will delay the When on, the exterior lamps will driver door from locking when the locking of the doors. To override the flash when unlocking the vehicle door is open. If Off is selected, the delay, press the power door lock on with the RKE transmitter. Delayed Door Lock menu will be the instrument panel. Press the MENU/SELECT knob available. Press the MENU/SELECT knob when Unlock Feedback (Lights) is Press the MENU/SELECT knob when Delayed Door Lock is highlighted. Turn the knob to select when Auto Door Unlock is highlighted. Turn the knob to select Flash Lights or Off. Press the knob highlighted. Turn the knob to select On or Off. Press the knob to confirm to confirm and go back to the On or Off. Press the knob to confirm and go back to the last menu. last menu. and go back to the last menu. Remote Lock/Unlock Locking Feedback Auto Door Unlock This allows selection of what type of Select Remote Lock/Unlock and the This allows selection of which of the following may be displayed: feedback is given when unlocking doors will automatically unlock when the vehicle with the RKE transmitter. . Unlock Feedback (Lights) the vehicle is shifted into P (Park) Press the MENU/SELECT knob (automatic transmission) or when . Locking Feedback when Locking Feedback is the key is removed from the ignition . Door Unlock Options highlighted. Turn the knob to select (manual transmission). Lights and Horn, Lights Only, Horn Press the MENU/SELECT knob Only, or Off. Press the knob to when Auto Door Unlock is confirm and go back to the highlighted. Turn the knob to select last menu. All Doors, Driver Door, or Off. Press the knob to confirm and go back to the last menu.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (49,1) Instruments and Controls 5-49 Door Unlock Options Universal Remote devices such as garage door This allows selection of which doors openers, security systems, and will unlock when pressing the unlock System home automation devices. button on the RKE transmitter. See Radio Frequency Statement on Do not use the Universal Remote Press the MENU/SELECT knob page 13‑22 for information system with any garage door opener when Door Unlock Options is regarding Part 15 of the Federal that does not have the stop and highlighted. Turn the knob to select Communications Commission (FCC) reverse feature. This includes any All Doors or Driver Door Only. Press rules and Industry Canada garage door opener model the knob to confirm and go back to Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310. manufactured before April 1,1982. the last menu. Read the instructions completely Universal Remote System before attempting to program the Return to Factory Settings Programming Universal Remote system. Because Select Return to Factory Settings of the steps involved, it may be to return all of the vehicle helpful to have another person personalization to the default available to assist with programming settings. Turn the knob to select Yes the Universal Remote system. or No. Press the knob to confirm Keep the original hand-held and go back to the last menu. transmitter for use in other vehicles as well as for future Universal If the vehicle has this feature, you Remote system programming. It is will see these buttons with one also recommended that upon the indicator light below them in the sale of the vehicle, the programmed overhead console. Universal Remote system buttons be erased for security purposes. This system provides a way to See “Erasing Universal Remote replace up to three remote control System Buttons” later in this transmitters used to activate section.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (50,1) 5-50 Instruments and Controls When programming a garage door, To program up to three devices: Some entry gates and garage park outside of the garage. Park 1. Hold the end of the hand-held door openers may require directly in line with and facing the transmitter about 3 to 8 cm substitution of Step 2 with the garage door opener motor-head or (1 to 3 in) away from the procedure noted in “Gate gate motor-head. Be sure that Universal Remote system Operator and Canadian people and objects are clear of the buttons while keeping the Programming” later in this garage door or gate being indicator light in view. The section. programmed. hand-held transmitter was 3. Press and hold for five seconds It is recommended that a new supplied by the manufacturer of the newly trained Universal battery be installed in the hand-held the garage door opener receiver Remote system button transmitter for quicker and more (motor-head unit). (the button selected in Step 2) accurate transmission of the 2. At the same time, press and while observing the indicator radio-frequency signal. hold both the hand-held light and garage door activation. Programming the Universal transmitter button and one of the . If the indicator light stays on Remote System three Universal Remote system continuously or the garage buttons to be used to operate door starts to move when For questions or help programming the garage door. Do not release the Universal Remote the Universal Remote system, call the Universal Remote system system button is pressed 1-800-355-3515 or go to button or the hand-held and released, then the www.homelink.com. transmitter button until the programming is complete. Programming a garage door opener indicator light changes from a There is no need to involves time-sensitive actions, so slowly to a rapidly flashing light. continue programming read the entire procedure before You now may release both Steps 4–6. starting. Otherwise, the device will buttons. time out and the procedure will have to be repeated.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (51,1) Instruments and Controls 5-51 . If the Universal Remote 5. Firmly press and release the To program the remaining two system indicator light blinks “Learn” or “Smart” button. After Universal Remote system buttons, rapidly for two seconds, pressing this button, you will begin with Step 1 of “Programming then turns to a constant have 30 seconds to complete the Universal Remote System.” light and the garage door Step 6. does not move, continue Gate Operator and Canadian with programming 6. Immediately return to the Programming Steps 4–6. vehicle. Firmly press and hold for two seconds the Universal If you have questions or need help It may be helpful to have Remote system button, selected programming the Universal Remote another person assist with in Step 2 to control the garage system, call 1-800-355-3515 or go the remaining Steps 4–6. door, and then release it. If the to www.homelink.com. garage door does not move or Canadian radio-frequency laws the lamp on the garage door require transmitter signals to time opener receiver (motor-head out or quit after several seconds of unit) does not flash, press and transmission. This may not be long hold the same button a second enough for the Universal Remote time for two seconds, then system to pick up the signal during release it. Again, if the door programming. Similarly, some U.S. does not move or the garage gate operators are manufactured to door lamp does not flash, press time out in the same manner. “Learn” or “Smart” Button and hold the same button a third time for two seconds, then 4. After Steps 1–3 have been release. completed, locate the “Learn” or “Smart” button inside the garage The Universal Remote system on the garage door opener should now activate the receiver (motor-head unit). The garage door. name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (52,1) 5-52 Instruments and Controls If you live in Canada, or you are Universal Remote System Reprogramming a Single having difficulty programming a gate Universal Remote System operator or garage door opener by Operation Button using the “Programming the Using the Universal Remote Universal Remote System” To reprogram any of the three System Universal Remote system buttons: procedures, regardless of where you live, replace Step 2 under Press and hold the appropriate 1. Press and hold the desired “Programming the Universal Remote Universal Remote system button for Universal Remote system System” with the following: at least half of a second. The button. Do not release the indicator light will come on while the button. Continue to press and hold the signal is being transmitted. Universal Remote system button 2. The indicator light will begin to while you press and release every Erasing Universal Remote flash after 20 seconds. Without two seconds (cycle) the hand-held System Buttons releasing the button, proceed transmitter button until the with Step 1 under “Programming frequency signal has been All programmed buttons should be erased when the vehicle is sold or the Universal Remote System.” successfully accepted by the Universal Remote system. The the lease ends. If you have questions or need help Universal Remote system indicator To erase all programmed buttons on programming the Universal Remote light will flash slowly at first and the Universal Remote system system, call 1-800-355-3515 or go then rapidly. Proceed with Step 3 device: to www.homelink.com. You may under “Programming the Universal also call the customer assistance 1. Press and hold down the phone number under Customer Remote System” to complete. two outside buttons until the Assistance Offices (U.S. and indicator light begins to flash. Canada) on page 13‑5 or Customer This should take about Assistance Offices (Mexico) on 10 seconds. page 13‑5. 2. Release both buttons.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) Lighting 6-1 Lighting Exterior Lighting It controls the following systems: . Headlamps Exterior Lamp Controls . Sidemarker Lamps Exterior Lighting Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . 6-1 . Parking Lamps Headlamp High/Low-Beam . Taillamps Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 . License Plate Lamps Daytime Running . Instrument Panel Lights Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 . Fog Lamps Automatic Headlamp System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 . Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . 6-4 The exterior lamps control has four Turn and Lane-Change positions: The exterior lamps control is on the Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 instrument panel, on the outboard P (Off): Briefly turn to this position Front Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 side of the steering wheel. to turn the automatic light control off Interior Lighting or on again. When released, the Instrument Panel Illumination control returns to the AUTO Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 position. Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Lighting Features Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Theater Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Battery Load Management . . . . 6-7 Battery Power Protection . . . . . . 6-7
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 6-2 Lighting AUTO (Automatic): Turns the A warning chime sounds if the driver . License Plate Lamps headlamps on automatically at door is opened when the ignition . Instrument Panel Lights normal brightness, together with the switch is off and the parking lamps following: are on. See Front Fog Lamps on page 6‑5. . Parking Lamps 5 (Headlamps): Turns the Headlamp High/ headlamps on together with the . Taillamps lamps listed below. Low-Beam Changer . Sidemarker Lamps Push the turn signal/lane change . Parking Lamps . License Plate Lamps lever away from you and release, to . Taillamps turn the high beams on. To return to . Instrument Panel Lights low beams, push the lever again or . Sidemarker Lamps AUTO also controls the Daytime pull it toward you and release. Running Lamps (DRL). See . License Plate Lamps Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) on . Instrument Panel Lights page 6‑3. A warning chime sounds if the driver ; (Parking Lamps): Turns the door is opened when the ignition parking lamps on together with the switch is off and the headlamps following: are on. . Taillamps # (Front Fog Lamps): Turns the This indicator light turns on in the . Sidemarker Lamps fog lamps on or off. The fog lamps instrument panel cluster when the come on together with the following: . License Plate Lamps high-beam headlamps are on. . Parking Lamps . Instrument Panel Lights . Taillamps . Sidemarker Lamps
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (3,1) Lighting 6-3 Flash-to-Pass The DRL system will make the When it is bright enough outside, low‐beam headlamps come on at a the headlamps will go off and the The flash‐to‐pass feature works with reduced brightness or for vehicles DRL will come on. the low beams or Daytime Running with High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps (DRL) on or off. To turn the DRL off or on again, turn headlamps, the dedicated DRL the exterior lamps control to the off To flash the high beams, pull the lights will come on when the position and then release. For turn signal/lane change lever all the following conditions are met: vehicles first sold in Canada, the way toward you, then release it. . The ignition is in the ON/RUN DRL cannot be turned off. position. The regular headlamp system Daytime Running . The exterior lamps control is in should be turned on when needed. Lamps (DRL) AUTO, or has been briefly Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can turned to OFF to turn the Automatic Headlamp automatic light control on again. make it easier for others to see the System front of your vehicle during the day. . The engine is running. Fully functional Daytime Running When it is dark enough outside and Lamps are required on all vehicles When the DRL are on, the the headlamp switch is in AUTO, first sold in Canada. headlamps, taillamps, sidemarker, the automatic headlamp system will instrument panel, and other lamps turn on the headlamps at the normal A light sensor on top of the will not be on. brightness along with other lamps instrument panel makes the DRL such as the taillamps, sidemarker work, so be sure it is not covered. The headlamps automatically change from DRL to the regular lamps, parking lamps, license plate headlamps depending on the lamps, and the instrument panel darkness of the surroundings. The lights. The radio lights will also other lamps that come on with the be dim. headlamps will also come on.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 6-4 Lighting To turn off the automatic headlamp There is a delay in the transition Hazard Warning Flashers system, turn the exterior lamps between the daytime and nighttime switch to the off position and then operation of the Daytime Running release. For vehicles first sold in Lamps (DRL) and the automatic Canada, the transmission must be headlamp systems so that driving in the P (Park) position, before the under bridges or bright overhead automatic headlamp system can be street lights does not affect the turned off. system. The DRL and automatic headlamp system will only be affected when the light sensor sees a change in lighting lasting longer than the delay. If the vehicle is started in a dark | (Hazard Warning Flasher): garage, the automatic headlamp Press this button to make the front system comes on immediately. If it and rear turn signal lamps flash on is light outside when the vehicle and off. This warns others that you leaves the garage, there will be a are having trouble. Press again to slight delay before the automatic turn the flashers off. The vehicle has a light sensor headlamp system changes to the located on the top of the instrument DRL. During that delay, the panel. Do not cover this sensor or instrument panel cluster may not be the system will come on whenever as bright as usual. Make sure the the ignition is on. instrument panel brightness control The system may also turn on the is in the full bright position. See headlamps when driving through a Instrument Panel Illumination parking garage, heavy overcast Control on page 6‑6. weather, or a tunnel. This is normal.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Lighting 6-5 Turn and Lane-Change If after signaling a turn or lane # (Front Fog Lamps): Press to change the arrow flashes rapidly or turn the fog lamps on or off. An Signals does not come on, a signal bulb indicator light on the instrument might be burned out. panel cluster comes on when the Have the bulbs replaced. If the bulb fog lamps are on. is not burned out, check the fuse. The fog lamps come on together See Electrical System Overload on with the parking and sidemarker page 10‑47. lamps. If the high-beam headlamps are Front Fog Lamps turned on, the fog lamps will turn off. If the high-beam headlamps are turned off, the fog lamps will An arrow on the instrument panel turn back on again. cluster flashes in the direction of the turn or lane change. For vehicles with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, the Move the lever all the way up or Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) down to signal a turn. replace the fog lamps. Raise or lower the lever until the Some localities have laws that arrow starts to flash to signal a lane require the headlamps to be on change. Hold it there until the lane For vehicles with front fog lamps, along with the fog lamps. change is completed. If the lever is the button is located on the exterior briefly pressed and released, the lamp control, on the outboard side turn signal flashes three times. of the steering wheel. The lever returns to its starting The ignition must be turned to ON/ position whenever it is released. RUN to turn on the fog lamps.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 6-6 Lighting Interior Lighting Dome Lamps Lighting Features Instrument Panel Entry Lighting Illumination Control The lamps inside the vehicle come on when any door is opened. They stay on for about 20 seconds. When all of the doors have been closed or the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, they gradually fade out. They also come on when K is pressed on the The dome lamp buttons are Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) overhead near the rearview mirror. system transmitter. To change the settings, press the The lamps inside the vehicle stay on following: for about 20 seconds after the key is removed from the ignition to provide ( (Off): Turns the lamp off, even light as you exit. when a door is open. This feature controls the brightness H (Door): Turns the lamp on Theater Dimming of the instrument panel lights. automatically when a door is opened. This feature allows for a three to five D (Instrument Panel second fade out of the courtesy Brightness): Move the (On): Turns the lamp on. lamps instead of having them turn thumbwheel up or down and hold, to off immediately. brighten or dim the instrument panel lights.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (7,1) Lighting 6-7 Battery Load The battery can be discharged at Normally, these actions occur in idle if the electrical loads are very steps or levels, without being Management high. This is true for all vehicles. noticeable. In rare cases at the The vehicle has Electric Power This is because the generator highest levels of corrective action, Management (EPM) that estimates (alternator) may not be spinning fast this action may be noticeable the batterys temperature and state enough at idle to produce all of the to the driver. If so, a DIC message of charge. It then adjusts the voltage power needed for very high might be displayed, and it is for best performance and extended electrical loads. recommended that the driver reduce life of the battery. A high electrical load occurs when the electrical loads as much as several of the following are on, such possible. See Battery Voltage and When the batterys state of charge as: headlamps, high beams, fog Charging Messages on page 5‑35. is low, the voltage is raised slightly to quickly bring the charge back up. lamps, rear window defogger, When the state of charge is high, climate control fan at high speed, Battery Power Protection the voltage is lowered slightly to heated seats, engine cooling fans, This feature shuts off the dome prevent overcharging. If the vehicle trailer loads, and loads plugged into lamp if it is left on for more than has a voltmeter gauge or a voltage accessory power outlets. 10 minutes when the ignition is in display on the Driver Information EPM works to prevent excessive LOCK/OFF. This helps to prevent Center (DIC), you may see the discharge of the battery. It does this the battery from running down. voltage move up or down. This is by balancing the generators output normal. If there is a problem, an and the vehicles electrical needs. alert will be displayed. It can increase engine idle speed to generate more power whenever needed. It can temporarily reduce the power demands of some accessories.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (8,1) 6-8 Lighting 2 NOTES
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) Infotainment System 7-1 Infotainment Audio Players CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-15 Introduction System Auxiliary Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17 Infotainment Phone Read the following pages to Bluetooth (Overview) . . . . . . . . 7-23 become familiar with the Introduction Bluetooth (Infotainment Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 infotainment system features. Controls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-25 Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . . . 7-2 Bluetooth (Voice Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 Recognition) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 { WARNING Taking your eyes off the road for Radio extended periods could cause a AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 crash resulting in injury or death Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 to you or others. Do not give Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 Fixed Mast Antenna . . . . . . . . . 7-14 extended attention to infotainment Backglass Antenna . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 tasks while driving. Diversity Antenna System . . . 7-14 Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . 7-14 This system provides access to many audio and non-audio listings.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 7-2 Infotainment System To minimize taking your eyes off the Notice: Contact your dealer Theft-Deterrent Feature road while driving, do the following before adding any equipment. while the vehicle is parked: The theft-deterrent feature works by Adding audio or communication learning a portion of the Vehicle . Become familiar with the equipment could interfere with Identification Number (VIN) to the operation and controls of the the operation of the engine, radio, infotainment system. The audio system. or other systems, and could infotainment system does not . Set up the tone, speaker damage them. Follow federal operate if it is stolen or moved to a adjustments, and preset radio rules covering mobile radio and different vehicle. stations. telephone equipment. See Defensive Driving on page 9‑3. The vehicle has Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, the infotainment system can play even after the ignition is turned off. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 9‑25.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (3,1) Infotainment System 7-3 Overview C. Buttons 1−6 . Radio: Saves and selects favorite stations. D. FAV . Radio: Opens the favorites list. E. MENU/SELECT . Press: Opens the menus and selects menu items. . Turn: Highlights menu items or sets values while in a menu. Manually selects radio stations while listening to the radio. F. RADIO/BAND . Changes the band while listening to the radio. A. VOL/ O B. INFO . Selects the radio when . Press: Turns the system . Radio: Shows available listening to a different on or off. information about the audio source. current station. . Turn: Adjusts the volume. G. X (CD Eject) . CD/MP3: Shows available information about the . Removes the CD from current track. the slot.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 7-4 Infotainment System H. CD/AUX L. SEEK 6 Operation . Selects between the CD . Radio: Seeks the next player or a connected Controls station. external audio source. The infotainment system is . CD: Selects the next track operated by using the pushbuttons, I. PHONE or fast forwards within a multifunction knobs, and menus that . Opens the phone track. are shown on the display, and main menu. M. CONFIG steering wheel controls, if equipped. . Mutes the audio system. . Opens the Configuration Turning the System On or Off J. SEEK 7 Settings menu. VOL/ O (Volume/Power): Press to . Radio: Seeks the previous N. TONE turn the system on and off. station. . Opens the Tone Automatic Off . CD: Selects the previous Settings menu. If the infotainment system has track or rewinds within a O. BACK / been turned on after the ignition is track. . Menu: Moves one turned off, the system turns off K. CD Slot level back. automatically after 10 minutes. . Insert a CD. . Character Input: Deletes the last character.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Infotainment System 7-5 Volume Control MENU/SELECT: Press to: Selecting a Menu Option VOL/ O (Volume/Power): Turn to . Enter the menu system. adjust the volume. . Select or activate the highlighted PHONE: For vehicles with menu option. OnStar®, press and hold PHONE to . Confirm a set value. mute the infotainment system. Press . Switch a system setting on and hold PHONE again, or turn or off. VOL/O to cancel mute. 1. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to Turn to: move the highlighted bar. For vehicles without OnStar, press PHONE to mute the infotainment . Highlight a menu option. 2. Press the MENU/SELECT knob system. Press PHONE again, . Select a value. to select the highlighted option. or turn VOL/O to cancel mute. BACK /: Press to: Submenus Menu System . Exit a menu. Controls . Return from a submenu screen The MENU/SELECT knob and the to the previous menu screen. BACK / button are used to . Delete the last character in a navigate the menu system. sequence. An arrow on the right-hand edge of the menu indicates that it has a submenu with other options.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 7-6 Infotainment System Activating a Setting Turning a Function On or Off Press the BACK / button to delete the last character or press and hold BACK / to delete the entire character sequence. Audio Settings The audio settings can be set for each radio band and each audio 1. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to 1. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to player source. highlight the setting. highlight the function. To adjust the audio setting, press 2. Press the MENU/SELECT knob 2. Press the MENU/SELECT knob the TONE button and select the to activate the setting. to turn the function on or off. audio setting. Press the / BACK Setting a Value Entering a Character Sequence button to go back to the Tone Settings menu. To quickly reset an audio setting value to 0: 1. Highlight the option. 2. Press and hold the MENU/ SELECT knob until the value 1. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to 1. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to changes to 0. change the current value of the highlight the character. setting. 2. Press the MENU/SELECT knob 2. Press the MENU/SELECT knob to select the character. to confirm the setting.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (7,1) Infotainment System 7-7 Adjusting the Treble, Midrange, Adjusting the EQ (Equalizer) 3. Select Radio Favorites. and Bass For vehicles that have an equalizer: 4. Select the number of available favorite pages. 5. Press the BACK / button to go back to the System Configuration menu. Auto Volume 1. Select Treble, Midrange, The auto volume feature 1. Select EQ. automatically adjusts the radio or Bass. 2. Select the setting. volume to compensate for road and 2. Select the value. wind noise as the vehicle speeds up Adjusting the Fader and Balance System Settings or slows down, so that the volume Configuring the Number of level is consistent. Favorite Pages The level of volume compensation can be selected, or the auto volume feature can be turned off. 1. Select Fader or Balance. 2. Select the value. To configure the number of available favorite pages: 1. Press the CONFIG button. 1. Press the CONFIG button. 2. Select Radio Settings. 2. Select Radio Settings.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (8,1) 7-8 Infotainment System 3. Select Auto Volume. Radio RDS (Radio Data System) 4. Select the setting. The radio may have RDS. The RDS 5. Press the BACK / button to go AM-FM Radio feature is available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS back to the System Control Buttons information. This feature only works Configuration menu. when the information from the radio The buttons used to control the Maximum Startup Volume radio are: station is available. In rare cases, a radio station could broadcast The maximum volume played when RADIO/BAND: Press to turn the incorrect information that causes the the radio is first turned on can radio on and choose between AM, radio features to work improperly. be set. FM, and XM™, if equipped. If this happens, contact the radio SEEK 7 or SEEK 6 : Press to station. search for stations. While the radio is tuned to an FAV: Press to open the FM-RDS station, the station name favorites list. or call letters display. 1−6: Press to select preset Radio Menus stations. Radio menus are available for AM, 1. Press the CONFIG button. MENU/SELECT: Turn to manually FM, and XM, if equipped. 2. Select Radio Settings. search for stations. Press the MENU/SELECT knob to 3. Select Maximum Startup open the main radio menu for that Volume. frequency. 4. Select the setting. 5. Press the BACK / button to go back to the System Configuration menu.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (9,1) Infotainment System 7-9 Selecting a Band Manual Tuning Updating Station and Category Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to Lists Press the RADIO/BAND button to choose AM, FM, or XM, if equipped. select the frequency on the display. If stations stored in the station list The last station that was playing can no longer be received: Favorites List starts playing again. 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. Selecting a Station 2. Select Update AM or FM Station 2. Select Favorites List. List, if the stations stored in the Seek Tuning 3. Select the station. station list are no longer Briefly press SEEK 7 or SEEK 6 Station Lists received. A station search will be to automatically search for the next completed and the first station in available station. If a station is not 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. the updated list will play. found, the radio switches to a more 2. Select AM or FM Station List. All To cancel the station search, press sensitive search level. If a station receivable stations in the current the MENU/SELECT knob. still is not found, the frequency that reception area are displayed. was last active begins to play. If no station list has been Category Lists created, an automatic station Most stations that broadcast an Press and hold SEEK 7 or search is done. RDS program type (PTY) code SEEK 6 until the station on the specify the type of programming display is reached, then release the 3. Select the station. transmitted. Some stations change button. the PTY code depending on the content. The system stores the RDS stations, sorted by program type, in the FM category list.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (10,1) 7-10 Infotainment System To search for a programming type Storing a Station as a Favorite During your trial or when you determined by station: To store the station to a position in subscribe, you will get unlimited 1. Select FM category list. A list of the list, press the corresponding access to XM Radio Online for all programming types available numeric button 1−6 until the station when you are not in the vehicle. displays. can be heard again. A service fee is required to receive the XM service. If XM service needs 2. Select the programming type. Retrieving Stations to be reactivated, the radio will A list of stations that transmit display "No Subscription Please programming of the selected Press the FAV button to open a favorite page or to switch to another Renew" on channel XM1. type displays. For more information, contact favorite page. Briefly press one of 3. Select the station. the 1−6 buttons to retrieve the XM at www.xmradio.com or station. 1-800-929-2100 in the U.S., The category lists are updated when and www.xmradio.ca or the corresponding station lists are 1-877-438-9677 in Canada. updated. Satellite Radio Vehicles with an XM Satellite Radio Control Buttons Storing and Retrieving Favorites tuner and a valid XM Satellite Radio The buttons used to control the XM subscription can receive XM radio are: Stations from all bands can be programming. stored in the favorite lists in any RADIO/BAND: Press to turn the order. XM Satellite Radio Service radio on and choose between AM, FM, and XM. Up to six stations can be stored in XM is a satellite radio service based each favorite page and the number in the 48 contiguous United States SEEK 7 or SEEK 6 : Press to of available favorite pages can and 10 Canadian provinces. XM search for stations. be set. Satellite Radio has a wide variety of programming and commercial-free music, coast to coast, and in digital-quality sound.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (11,1) Infotainment System 7-11 FAV: Press to open the Selecting an XM Station To select a station using the menu: favorites list. 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. XM stations can be selected by 1−6: Press to select preset using SEEK 7 or SEEK 6, the 2. Select XM Stations List. stations. MENU/SELECT knob, or the menu 3. Select the station. MENU/SELECT: Turn to search for system. stations. To select an XM station using Selecting a Station by Category Selecting the XM Band SEEK 7 or SEEK 6, do one of the 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. Press the RADIO/BAND button to following: 2. Select XM Category List. A list of choose between the AM, FM, and all programming types available . Press and release SEEK 7 or XM bands. The last station played in displays. that band begins to play when that SEEK 6 to go to the previous or 3. Select the programming type. band is selected. next station. 4. Select the station. XM Categories . Press and hold SEEK 7 or SEEK 6 to scroll through the Storing and Retrieving XM stations are organized in Favorites categories. previous or next stations until the station is reached. Stations from all bands can be Removing or Adding Categories To select an XM station using the stored in any order in the favorite 1. Press the CONFIG button. MENU/SELECT knob: pages. 2. Select XM Categories. 1. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to Up to six stations can be stored in highlight an XM station. each favorite page and the number 3. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to of available favorite pages can highlight the category. 2. Press the MENU/SELECT knob be set. 4. Press the MENU/SELECT knob to select the station, or leave the to remove or add the category. station highlighted.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (12,1) 7-12 Infotainment System Storing a Station as a Favorite Channel Off Air: This channel is No XM Signal: The vehicle may be To store the station to a position in not currently in service. in a location that where the XM the list, press and hold the Channel Unauth: This channel is signal is being blocked. When the corresponding 1−6 button until the blocked or cannot be received with vehicle is moved, the signal should station can be heard again. the XM subscription package. return. Channel Unavail: This previously CAT Not Found: There are no Retrieving Stations channels available for the selected assigned channel is no longer Press the FAV button to open a assigned. category. favorite page or to switch to another XM Theftlocked: The XM receiver favorite page. Briefly press one of No Artist Info: No artist information is available. in the vehicle may have been in the 1−6 buttons to retrieve the another vehicle. XM receivers station. No Title Info: No song title cannot be swapped between XM Messages information is available. vehicles. If this message is received No CAT Info: No category after having the vehicle serviced, XL (Explicit Language check with your dealer. Channels): These channels, or any information is available. others, can be blocked by request, No Information: No text or XM Radio ID: If tuned to channel 0, by calling 1-800-929-2100 in the informational messages are this message alternates with the XM U.S. and 1-877-438-9677 in available. Radio eight-digit radio ID label. This Canada. label is needed to activate the No Subscription Please Renew: service. XM Updating: The encryption code XM subscription needs to be is being updated; no action is reactivated. Contact XM at Unknown: If this message is required. www.xmradio.com or received when tuned to channel 0, 1-800-929-2100 in the U.S., and there could be a receiver fault. Loading XM: The audio system is Consult with your dealer. acquiring and processing audio and www.xmradio.ca or text data; no action is needed. 1-877-438-9677 in Canada.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (13,1) Infotainment System 7-13 Check XM Receiver: If this FM XM™ Satellite Radio Service message does not clear within a FM signals only reach about 16 to XM Satellite Radio Service gives short period of time, the receiver 65 km (10 to 40 mi). Although the digital radio reception from coast to could have a fault. Consult with your radio has a built-in electronic circuit coast in the 48 contiguous United dealer. that automatically works to reduce States, and in Canada. Just as with XM Not Available: If this message interference, some static can occur, FM, tall buildings or hills can does not clear within a short period especially around tall buildings or interfere with satellite radio signals, of time, the receiver could have a hills, causing the sound to fade in causing the sound to fade in and fault. Consult with your dealer. and out. out. In addition, traveling or standing under heavy foliage, bridges, Radio Reception AM garages, or tunnels may cause loss The range for most AM stations is of the XM signal for a period of time. Frequency interference and static can occur during normal radio greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range can cause Cellular Phone Usage reception if items such as cell phone chargers, vehicle convenience station frequencies to interfere with Cellular phone usage may cause accessories, and external electronic each other. For better radio interference with the vehicles radio. devices are plugged into the reception, most AM radio stations This interference may occur when accessory power outlet. If there is boost the power levels during the making or receiving phone calls, interference or static, unplug the day, and then reduce these levels charging the phones battery, item from the accessory power during the night. Static can also or simply having the phone on. This outlet. occur when things like storms and interference can cause an increased power lines interfere with radio level of static while listening to the reception. When this happens, try radio. If static is received while reducing the treble on the radio. listening to the radio, unplug the cellular phone and turn it off.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (14,1) 7-14 Infotainment System Fixed Mast Antenna If a cellular telephone antenna Diversity Antenna System needs to be attached to the glass, The fixed mast antenna can make sure that the grid lines for the For vehicles with convertible tops, withstand most car washes without AM-FM antenna are not damaged. the AM-FM antenna is a hidden being damaged as long as it is There is enough space between the self‐tuning system and is located in securely attached to the base. If the grid lines to attach a cellular the rear spoiler. It optimizes the AM mast becomes slightly bent, telephone antenna without and FM signals relative to the straighten it out by hand. If the interfering with radio reception. vehicles position and radio station mast is badly bent, replace it. source. No maintenance or Notice: Using a razor blade or adjustments are needed. Do not Occasionally check to make sure sharp object to clear the inside the antenna is tightened to its base. place loads on the spoiler. If the rear window can damage the rear spoiler is replaced, be sure it is If tightening is required, tighten by window antenna and/or the rear hand until fully seated plus replaced with the correct GM parts window defogger. Repairs would for the best AM and FM reception. one quarter turn. not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not clear the inside Satellite Radio Antenna Backglass Antenna rear window with sharp objects. The AM-FM antenna is integrated For vehicles with XM Satellite Radio Notice: Do not apply aftermarket with the rear window defogger, Service, the antenna is located on glass tinting with metallic film. located in the rear window. Make the decklid of the vehicle. Keep the The metallic film in some tinting sure that the inside surface of the antenna clear of obstructions for materials will interfere with or rear window is not scratched and clear radio reception. distort the incoming radio that the lines on the glass are not reception. Any damage caused to damaged. If the inside surface is your backglass antenna due to damaged, it could interfere with metallic tinting materials will not radio reception. For proper radio be covered by the vehicle reception, the antenna connector warranty. needs to be properly attached to the post on the glass.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (15,1) Infotainment System 7-15 Audio Players If the bottom surface of a disc is dirty, take a soft lint-free cloth, Notice: If a label is added to a CD, more than one CD is inserted or dampen a clean soft cloth in a into the slot at a time, or an CD Player mild neutral detergent solution attempt is made to play scratched The CD player can play audio CDs mixed with water, and clean it. Wipe or damaged CDs, the CD player and MP3 CDs. the disc from the center to the could be damaged. While using outer edge. the CD player, use only CDs in The CD player will not play 8 cm good condition without any label, (3 in) CDs. Care of the CD Player load one CD at a time, and keep Care of CDs Do not add a label to a disc, as it the CD player and the loading slot could get caught in the CD player. free of foreign materials, liquids, Sound quality can be reduced due If a label is needed, label the top of and debris. to disc quality, recording method, the recorded disc with a quality of the music recorded, and marking pen. Control Buttons how the disc has been handled. Do not use disc lens cleaners The buttons used to control the CD Handle discs carefully and store because they could contaminate the player are: them in their original cases or other protective cases away from direct lens of the disc optics and damage CD/AUX: Press to choose between sunlight and dust. If the bottom the CD player. the CD and AUX player. surface of a disc is damaged, the disc may not play properly or at all. SEEK 7 or SEEK 6 : Press to Do not touch the bottom surface of select tracks or to fast forward or a disc while handling it; this could rewind within a track. damage the surface. Pick up discs by grasping the outer edges or the edge of the hole and the outer edge.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (16,1) 7-16 Infotainment System MENU/SELECT: Turn to select Playing a CD or MP3 CD Playing Tracks in Random Order tracks. Press the MENU/SELECT knob and Press the CD/AUX button if there is INFO: Press to display additional a disc in the player; it begins then set Shuffle Songs to On. information about the CD that may playing. be available. Fast Forward and Rewind Information about the disc and X (Eject): Press to remove current track is shown on the Press and hold SEEK 7 or the CD. display depending on the data SEEK 6 to fast forward or rewind stored. within the current track. Inserting a CD With the printed side facing up, Selecting a CD Track Selecting an MP3 Track insert a disc into the CD slot until it Using the control buttons: Using the control buttons: is drawn in. Press SEEK 7 or SEEK 6 to Press SEEK 7 or SEEK 6 to Removing a CD select the previous or next track. select the previous or next track. Press X. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob Turn the MENU/SELECT knob counterclockwise or clockwise to counterclockwise or clockwise to The disc is pushed out of the select the previous or next track. select the previous or next track. CD slot. Using the CD Menu: Using the CD Menu: If the disc is not removed after it is ejected, it is pulled back in after a 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. few seconds. 2. Select Tracks list. 2. Select Playlists/Folders. 3. Select the track. 3. Select the playlist or folder. 4. Select the track.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (17,1) Infotainment System 7-17 Searching for MP3 Tracks Auxiliary Devices 3.5 mm Jack It is normal for the search feature to The AUX Input allows portable Connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) cable to take some time to display the devices to connect to the vehicle the auxiliary input jack to use a information after reading the disc using the 3.5 mm (1/8 in) input portable audio player. due to the amount of information jack, the USB port, if equipped, Playback of an audio device that is stored on the disc. The infotainment or Bluetooth® wireless technology, connected to the 3.5 mm jack can system automatically switches to if equipped. only be controlled using the controls FM while the disc is being read. Portable devices are controlled by on the device. Tracks can be searched by: using the menu system described in Adjusting the Volume . Playlists Operation on page 7‑4. Turn the VOL/ O knob to adjust the . Artists volume of the infotainment system . Albums after the volume level has been set . Song Titles on the portable audio device. . Genres USB Port . Folder View For vehicles with a USB port, the following devices may be connected To search for tracks: and controlled by the infotainment 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. system. 2. Select Search. . iPods 3. Select: Playlists, Artists, Albums, . PlaysForSure Devices (PFD) Song Titles, Genres, The AUX input is located in the . USB Drives or Folder View. center console. . Zunes 4. Select the track.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (18,1) 7-18 Infotainment System Connecting and Controlling To search for tracks: On: Repeats the current track. an iPod® 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. Off: Starts playback from the Not all iPods can be controlled by 2. Select Search. beginning of the current track after the infotainment system. the last track finishes. 3. Select: Playlists, Artists, Albums, Connecting an iPod Song Titles, Podcasts, Genres, Connecting and Controlling a Connect the iPod to the USB port Audiobooks, or Composers. PlaysForSure Device (PFD) using the cable that came with the 4. Select the track. or Zune™ device. Connecting a PFD or Zune Shuffle Searching for a Track Connect the PFD or Zune to the Press the MENU/SELECT knob and Tracks can be searched for by: set Shuffle Songs (Random) to On USB port using the cable that came with the device. . Playlists or Off, then press the BACK / button to return to the main screen. Searching for a Track . Artists On: Plays tracks in the current Tracks can be searched for by: . Albums folder in random order. . Playlists . Song Titles Off: Plays tracks in the current . Artists . Podcasts folder in sequential order. . Albums . Genres Repeat . Song Titles . Audiobooks Press the MENU/SELECT knob and set Repeat to On or Off, then press . Podcasts . Composers the BACK / button to return to the . Genres main screen.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (19,1) Infotainment System 7-19 To search for tracks: Connecting and Controlling a Files that do not have any meta 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. USB Drive data stored in the ID3 tag display as Unknown. 2. Select Search. The infotainment system can only play back .mp3 and .wma files from Tracks can be searched for by: 3. Select: Playlists, Artists, Albums, a USB drive. . Song Titles, Podcasts, Playlists* or Genres Only the first 10,000 songs are . Artists recognized on the device. 4. Select the track. . Albums When a device is not supported, the Shuffle Functionality message “No supported data found. . Song Titles Press the MENU/SELECT knob and You can safely disconnect the . Genres set Shuffle Songs (Random) to On device” appears. . Folder View or Off. Connecting a USB Drive *This only displays if a playlist is On: Plays current tracks in random Connect the USB drive to the USB found on the device. order. port using the cable that came with To search for tracks: Off: Plays current tracks in the device. sequential order. 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. Searching for a Track Repeat Functionality 2. Select Search. It is normal for the search feature to Press the MENU/SELECT knob and take some time to display the 3. Select: Playlists, Artists, Albums, set Repeat to On or Off. information after reading the disc Song Titles, Genres, due to the amount of information or Folder View. Repeat On: Repeats the current stored on the disc. 4. Select the track. track. Repeat Off: Starts playback from the beginning of the current track after the last track finishes.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (20,1) 7-20 Infotainment System Shuffle Functionality Connecting a Bluetooth® . Only one paired device can be Device connected to the infotainment Press the MENU/SELECT knob and system at a time. set Shuffle Songs (Random) to On Before a Bluetooth device can be or Off. connected to the infotainment . Pairing should only need to be system, it must first be paired to the completed once, unless changes On: Plays current tracks in random to the pairing information have order. system. Not all Bluetooth devices can be paired to the infotainment been made or the device is Off: Plays current tracks in system. Before pairing the Bluetooth deleted. sequential order. device, become familiar with its user Bluetooth Setup Menu Repeat Functionality guide for Bluetooth functions. The system only connects to Bluetooth The Bluetooth Setup menu can be Press the MENU/SELECT knob and devices that support A2DP accessed with or without a device set Repeat to On or Off. attached to the USB port. (Advanced Audio Distribution Repeat On: Repeats the current Profile) version 1.2. To select the Bluetooth Setup menu track. Pairing Information: when a device is attached to the USB port and active: Repeat Off: Starts playback from . Up to five devices can be paired the beginning of the current track to the system. 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob after the last track finishes. while in the iPod, Zune, PFD, . The pairing process is disabled or USB device main menu. when the vehicle is moving. 2. Select Bluetooth Music Setup. . The infotainment system automatically links with the first available paired device in the order the device was paired.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (21,1) Infotainment System 7-21 To select the Bluetooth Music Setup 3. After the system determines To connect a paired device when no menu when a device is not attached what type of Bluetooth device is other device is connected to the to the USB port, or when a device is being paired, the Bluetooth infotainment system: attached to the USB port but not device will need to be put into 1. Select the Select Device option active: discovery mode. from the Bluetooth Music 1. Press the CD/AUX button until 4. Some devices may require a Setup menu. AUX is the active source. personal identification number 2. Select the new device. 2. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. (PIN) in order to complete the pairing process. Locate the To connect a paired device when 3. Select Bluetooth Music Setup. device named “GMusicConnect” another device is connected to the To select the Bluetooth Music Setup in the list on the Bluetooth infotainment system: menu when a Bluetooth device is device and follow the 1. Select the Select Device option connected and active: instructions on the device to from the Bluetooth Music enter the four-digit PIN provided Setup menu. 1. Press the MENU/SELECT knob. by the infotainment system. 2. Select Bluetooth Music Setup. 2. Select the new device. Connecting to a Device 3. The active device is Pairing a Device Once a device is paired to the disconnected from the system 1. Select Connect To New Device infotainment system, it can be and the new device is from the Bluetooth Music connected to the infotainment connected. Setup menu. system. 2. The system asks a series of Yes/No questions to determine what type of device is being paired.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (22,1) 7-22 Infotainment System Removing a Device Messages Press and release SEEK 7 or 1. Select Remove Device from the The following messages may SEEK 6 to skip tracks. Press and Bluetooth Music Setup menu. appear on the infotainment screen. hold SEEK 7 or SEEK 6 to fast 2. Select the device. Poor Bluetooth Signal Quality: forward or fast reverse within a 3. The device is removed from the This message displays when the track. system. Bluetooth signal strength is low. Other Information Before connecting to the removed This Feature is Unavailable While Vehicle is Moving: This message The Bluetooth® word mark and device again, it will need to paired logos are owned by the Bluetooth® to the infotainment system. displays when an action is not allowed while the vehicle is moving. SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks Changing the PIN by General Motors is under license. Controlling a Bluetooth® Other trademarks and trade names To change the default PIN: Device are those of their respective owners. 1. Select Change Default PIN from Bluetooth devices that support See Radio Frequency Statement on the Bluetooth Music AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote page 13‑22 for Federal Setup menu. Control Profile) version 1.4 may be Communications Commission and 2. Select a pre-defined PIN, able to be controlled by the Industry Canada information. or select Other to create a PIN. infotainment system. To create a PIN: 1. Select the length of the PIN. 2. Enter the character sequence.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (23,1) Infotainment System 7-23 . Review the controls and Phone operation of the infotainment { WARNING system. Bluetooth (Overview) . Pair cell phone(s) to the vehicle. When using a cell phone, it can be distracting to look too long or For vehicles equipped with The system may not work with Bluetooth capability, the system can too often at the screen of the all cell phones. See “Pairing” in interact with many cell phones, this section. phone or the infotainment allowing: (navigation) system. Taking your . If the cell phone has voice eyes off the road too long or too . Placement and receipt of calls in dialing capability, learn to use often could cause a crash a hands-free mode. that feature to access the resulting in injury or death. Focus . Sharing of the cell phone’s address book or contact list. See your attention on driving. address book or contact list with “Voice Pass-Thru” in this the vehicle. section. . Vehicles with a Bluetooth system To minimize driver distraction, See “Storing and Deleting Phone can use a Bluetooth-capable cell before driving, and with the vehicle Numbers” in this section. phone with a Hands-Free Profile to parked: make and receive phone calls. The . Become familiar with the infotainment system and voice features of the cell phone. recognition are used to control the Organize the phone book and system. The system can be used contact lists clearly and delete while in ON/RUN or ACC/ duplicate or rarely used entries. ACCESSORY. The range of the If possible, program speed dial Bluetooth system can be up to 9.1 m or other shortcuts. (30 ft). Not all phones support all functions and not all phones work with the Bluetooth system.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (24,1) 7-24 Infotainment System See www.gm.com/bluetooth for For information about how to Audio System more information about compatible navigate the menu system using the When using the Bluetooth system, phones. infotainment controls, see Operation sound comes through the vehicles on page 7‑4. Bluetooth Controls front audio system speakers and PHONE: Press to enter the Phone overrides the audio system. Use the Use the buttons located on the main menu. infotainment system and the VOL/ O knob during a call to steering wheel to operate the Voice Recognition change the volume level. The Bluetooth system. adjusted volume level remains in The voice recognition system uses memory for later calls. The system Steering Wheel Controls commands to control the system maintains a minimum volume level. and dial phone numbers. b / g (Push to Talk): Press to Other Information answer incoming calls, confirm Noise: The system may not system information, and start voice recognize voice commands if there The Bluetooth® word mark and recognition. is too much background noise. logos are owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks $ / i (Mute/End Call): Press to When to Speak: A tone sounds to by General Motors is under license. end a call, reject a call, or cancel an indicate that the system is ready for Other trademarks and trade names operation. a voice command. Wait for the tone are those of their respective owners. and then speak. Infotainment System Controls See Radio Frequency Statement on How to Speak: Speak clearly in a If equipped, the infotainment system page 13‑22 for information calm and natural voice. allows certain controls to be regarding Part 15 of the Federal selected on the infotainment display. Communications Commission (FCC) rules and Industry Canada Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (25,1) Infotainment System 7-25 . The pairing process is disabled Bluetooth when the vehicle is moving. 4. Select Pair Device (Phone). A four-digit Personal (Infotainment Controls) . Identification Number (PIN) Pairing only needs to be For information about how to completed once, unless the appears on the display. The PIN navigate the menu system using the pairing information on the cell is used in Step 6. infotainment controls, see Operation phone changes or the cell phone 5. Start the pairing process on the on page 7‑4. is deleted from the system. cell phone to be paired to the Pairing . Only one paired cell phone can vehicle. See the cell phone be connected to the Bluetooth manufacturers user guide for A Bluetooth-enabled cell phone information on this process. system at a time. must be paired to the Bluetooth system and then connected to the . If multiple paired cell phones are 6. Locate the device named “Your vehicle before it can be used. See within range of the system, the Vehicle” in the list on the cell your cell phone manufacturers user system connects to the first phone. Follow the instructions guide for Bluetooth functions before available paired cell phone in the on the cell phone to enter the pairing the cell phone. If a Bluetooth order that they were first paired PIN provided in Step 4. After the phone is not connected, calls will be to the system. To link to a PIN is successfully entered, the made using OnStar Hands-Free different paired phone, see system prompts you to provide a Calling, if available. See OnStar “Linking to a Different Phone” name for the paired cell phone. Overview on page 14‑1. later in this section. This name will be used to indicate which phones are Pairing Information Pairing a Phone paired and connected to the . A Bluetooth phone with MP3 1. Press the CONFIG button. vehicle. The system responds capability cannot be paired to with “<Phone name> has been 2. Select Phone Settings or successfully paired” after the the vehicle as a phone and an Bluetooth Settings. MP3 player at the same time. pairing process is complete. 3. Select Bluetooth. 7. Repeat Steps 1−6 to pair . Up to five cell phones can be paired to the Bluetooth system. additional phones.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (26,1) 7-26 Infotainment System Listing All Paired and Connected Linking to a Different Phone Making a Call Using Phones To link to a different phone, the new Phone Book 1. Press the CONFIG button. phone must be in the vehicle and For cell phones that support the 2. Select Phone Settings or available to be connected to the phone book feature, the Bluetooth Bluetooth Settings. Bluetooth system before the system can use the contacts stored process is started. on your cell phone to make calls. 3. Select Bluetooth. See your cell phone manufacturer‘s 1. Press the CONFIG button. 4. Select Device List. user guide or contact your wireless 2. Select Phone Settings or provider to find out if this feature is Deleting a Paired Phone Bluetooth Settings. supported by your phone. 1. Press the CONFIG button. 3. Select Bluetooth. When a cell phone supports the 2. Select Phone Settings or 4. Select Device List. phone book feature, the Phone Bluetooth Settings. Book and Call Lists menus are 5. Select the new phone to link to automatically available. 3. Select Bluetooth. and follow the on screen prompts. The Phone Book menu allows you 4. Select Device List. to access the phone book stored in 5. Select the phone to delete and If delete is selected, the the cell phone to make a call. follow the on screen prompts. highlighted phone will be deleted. The Call Lists menu allows you to access the phone numbers from the Incoming Calls, Outgoing Calls, and Missed Calls menus on your cell phone to make a call.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (27,1) Infotainment System 7-27 To make a call using the Phone Making a Call Call Waiting Book menu: To make a call: Call waiting must be supported on 1. Press the PHONE button once the Bluetooth phone and enabled by 1. Press the PHONE button once or twice. the wireless service carrier to work. or twice. 2. Select Phone Book. Accepting a Call 2. Enter the character sequence. 3. Search through the list by See “Entering a Character Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to selecting the letter group the Sequence” in Operation on “Answer” and press the MENU/ phone book entry begins with, page 7‑4. SELECT knob to accept the call. or press the MENU/SELECT 3. Select Call to start dialing the Declining a Call knob to scroll through the entire number. list of names/numbers in the Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to phone book. Accepting or Declining a Call “Decline” and press the MENU/ 4. Select the name or number you When an incoming call is received, SELECT knob to decline the call. want to call. the infotainment system mutes and Switching Between Calls (Call To make a call using the Call a ring tone is heard in the vehicle. Waiting Calls Only) Lists menu: Accepting a Call To switch between calls: 1. Press the PHONE button once Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to 1. Turn or press the MENU/ or twice. “Answer” and press the MENU/ SELECT knob. 2. Select Call Lists. SELECT knob to accept the call. 2. Select Switch Call from 3. Select the Incoming Calls, Declining a Call the menu. Outgoing Calls, or Missed Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to Calls list. “Decline” and press the MENU/ 4. Select the name or number you SELECT knob to decline the call. want to call.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (28,1) 7-28 Infotainment System Conference Calling Ending a Call Bluetooth (Voice Conference calling and three-way Turn or press the MENU/SELECT Recognition) calling must be supported on the knob and select Hang Up. Bluetooth phone and enabled by the Using Voice Recognition wireless service carrier to work. Muting a Call To use voice recognition, press the To start a conference while in a To Mute a Call b / g button located on the steering current call: wheel. Use the commands below for Turn or press the MENU/SELECT the various voice features. For 1. Turn or press the MENU/ knob and select Mute Call. additional information, say “Help” SELECT knob. To Cancel Mute while you are in a voice 2. Select Enter Number. Turn or press the MENU/SELECT recognition menu. 3. Enter the character sequence knob and select Mute Call. Pairing then select Call. See “Entering a Character Sequence” in Dual Tone Multi-Frequency A Bluetooth-enabled cell phone Operation on page 7‑4. (DTMF) Tones must be paired to the Bluetooth system and then connected to the 4. After the call has been placed, The in-vehicle Bluetooth system can vehicle before it can be used. See turn or press the MENU/ send numbers during a call. This is your cell phone manufacturers user SELECT knob and choose used when calling a menu-driven guide for Bluetooth functions before Merge Calls. phone system. pairing the cell phone. If a Bluetooth 5. To add more callers to the 1. Turn or press the MENU/ phone is not connected, calls will be conference call, repeat SELECT knob and select Enter made using OnStar Hands-Free Steps 1−4. The number of Number. Calling, if available. See OnStar callers that can be added is 2. Enter the character sequence. Overview on page 14‑1. limited by your wireless service See “Entering a Character carrier. Sequence” in Operation on page 7‑4.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (29,1) Infotainment System 7-29 Pairing Information Pairing a Phone This name will be used to indicate which phones are A Bluetooth phone with MP3 1. Press b / g. The system . capability cannot be paired to paired and connected to the responds “Ready,” followed by vehicle. The system responds the vehicle as a phone and an a tone. MP3 player at the same time. with “<Phone name> has been 2. Say “Bluetooth.” This command successfully paired” after the . Up to five cell phones can be can be skipped. pairing process is complete. paired to the Bluetooth system. 3. Say “Pair.” The system responds 6. Repeat Steps 1−5 to pair . The pairing process is disabled with instructions and a four-digit additional phones. when the vehicle is moving. Personal Identification Number Listing All Paired and Connected . Pairing only needs to be (PIN). The PIN is used in Step 5. Phones completed once, unless the 4. Start the pairing process on the pairing information on the cell The system can list all cell phones cell phone that you want to pair. paired to it. If a paired cell phone is phone changes or the cell phone For help with this process, see is deleted from the system. also connected to the vehicle, the your cell phone manufacturers system responds with “is connected” . Only one paired cell phone can user guide. after that phone name. be connected to the Bluetooth 5. Locate the device named “Your system at a time. Vehicle” in the list on the cell 1. Press b / g. The system . If multiple paired cell phones are phone. Follow the instructions responds “Ready,” followed by within range of the system, the on the cell phone to enter the a tone. system connects to the first PIN provided in Step 3. After the 2. Say “Bluetooth.” available paired cell phone in the PIN is successfully entered, the system prompts you to provide a 3. Say “List.” order that they were first paired to the system. To link to a name for the paired cell phone. different paired phone, see “Linking to a Different Phone” later in this section.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (30,1) 7-30 Infotainment System Deleting a Paired Phone 2. Say “Bluetooth.” Digit Store: This command allows If the phone name you want to 3. Say “Change phone.” a phone number to be stored as a delete is unknown, see “Listing All name tag by entering the digits one . If another cell phone is at a time. Paired and Connected Phones.” found, the response will be Delete: This command is used to 1. Press b / g. The system “<Phone name> is now delete individual name tags. responds “Ready,” followed by connected.” a tone. . If another cell phone is not Delete All Name Tags: This found, the original phone command deletes all stored name 2. Say “Bluetooth.” tags in the Hands-Free Calling remains connected. 3. Say “Delete.” The system asks Directory and the Destinations for which phone to delete. Storing and Deleting Phone Directory. 4. Say the name of the phone you Numbers Using the “Store” Command want to delete. The system can store up to 30 phone numbers as name tags in 1. Press b / g. The system Connecting to a Different Phone responds “Ready,” followed by the Hands-Free Directory that is To connect to a different cell phone, shared between the Bluetooth and a tone. the Bluetooth system looks for the OnStar systems. 2. Say “Store.” next available cell phone in the The following commands are used 3. Say the phone number or group order in which all the available cell to delete and store phone numbers. of numbers you want to store all phones were paired. Depending on which cell phone you want to Store: This command will store a at once with no pauses, then connect to, you may have to use phone number, or a group of follow the directions given by the this command several times. numbers as a name tag. system to save a name tag for this number. 1. Press b / g. The system responds “Ready,” followed by a tone.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (31,1) Infotainment System 7-31 Using the “Digit Store” Command Using the “Delete” Command Listing Stored Numbers If an unwanted number is 1. Press b / g. The system The list command will list all the recognized by the system, say responds “Ready,” followed by stored numbers and name tags. “Clear” at any time to clear the last a tone. number. Using the “List” Command 2. Say “Delete.” To hear all of the numbers 1. Press b / g. The system recognized by the system, say 3. Say the name tag you want to responds “Ready,” followed by “Verify” at any time. delete. a tone. 1. Press b / g. The system Using the “Delete All Name Tags” 2. Say “Directory.” responds “Ready,” followed by Command 3. Say “Hands-Free Calling.” a tone. This command deletes all stored 4. Say “List.” name tags in the Hands-Free 2. Say “Digit Store.” Calling Directory and the Making a Call 3. Say each digit, one at a time, Destinations Directory. that you want to store. After Calls can be made using the To delete all name tags: following commands. each digit is entered, the system repeats back the digit it heard 1. Press b / g. The system Dial or Call: The dial or call followed by a tone. After the last responds “Ready,” followed by command can be used digit has been entered, say a tone. interchangeably to dial a phone “Store,” and then follow the number or a stored name tag. directions given by the system to 2. Say “Delete all name tags.” save a name tag for this number. Digit Dial: This command allows a phone number to be dialed by entering the digits one at a time. Re-dial: This command is used to dial the last number used on the cell phone.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (32,1) 7-32 Infotainment System Using the “Dial” or “Call” To hear all of the numbers Using the “Re-dial” Command Command recognized by the system, say “Verify” at any time. 1. Press b / g. The system 1. Press b / g. The system responds “Ready,” followed by responds “Ready,” followed by 1. Press b / g. The system a tone. a tone. responds “Ready,” followed by 2. After the tone, say “Re-dial.” The 2. Say “Dial” or “Call.” a tone. system dials the last number 3. Say the entire number without 2. Say “Digit Dial.” called from the connected cell pausing or say the name tag. 3. Say each digit, one at a time, phone. Once connected, the person called that you want to dial. After each Once connected, the person called will be heard through the audio digit is entered, the system will be heard through the audio speakers. repeats back the digit it heard speakers. followed by a tone. After the last Using the “Digit Dial” Command digit has been entered, Receiving a Call The digit dial command allows a say “Dial.” When an incoming call is received, phone number to be dialed by Once connected, the person called the audio system mutes and a ring entering the digits one at a time. will be heard through the audio tone is heard in the vehicle. After each digit is entered, the speakers. . Press b / g to answer the call. system repeats back the digit it heard followed by a tone. . Press $ / i to ignore a call. If an unwanted number is recognized by the system, say “Clear” at any time to clear the last number.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (33,1) Infotainment System 7-33 Call Waiting 3. Use the dial or call command to The cell phone must be paired and dial the number of the third party connected with the Bluetooth Call waiting must be supported on to be called. system before a call can be the cell phone and enabled by the 4. Once the call is connected, transferred. The connection process wireless service carrier. can take up to two minutes after the press b / g to link all callers . Press b / g to answer an ignition is turned to ON/RUN. together. incoming call when another call To Transfer Audio from the is active. The original call is Ending a Call Bluetooth System to a Cell Phone placed on hold. Press $ / i to end a call. During a call with the audio in the . Press b / g again to return to vehicle: the original call. Muting a Call During a call, all sounds from inside 1. Press b / g. . To ignore the incoming call, no action is required. the vehicle can be muted so that the 2. Say “Transfer Call.” person on the other end of the call . Press $ / i to disconnect the To Transfer Audio to the Bluetooth cannot hear them. System from a Cell Phone current call and switch to the call on hold. To mute a call, press b / g , and During a call with the audio on the then say “Mute Call.” cell phone, press b / g. The audio Three-Way Calling To cancel mute, press b / g , and transfers to the vehicle. If the audio Three-way calling must be then say “Un-mute Call.” does not transfer to the vehicle, use supported on the cell phone and the audio transfer feature on the enabled by the wireless service Transferring a Call cell phone. See your cell phone carrier. manufacturers user guide for more Audio can be transferred between information. 1. While on a call, press b / g. the Bluetooth system and the cell phone. 2. Say “Three-way call.”
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (34,1) 7-34 Infotainment System Voice Pass-Thru Dual Tone Multi-Frequency Clearing the System Voice pass-thru allows access to the (DTMF) Tones Unless information is deleted out of voice recognition commands on the The Bluetooth system can send the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, it cell phone. See your cell phone numbers and the numbers stored as will be retained indefinitely. This manufacturers user guide to see if name tags during a call. You can includes all saved name tags in the the cell phone supports this feature. use this feature when calling a phone book and phone pairing To access contacts stored in the cell menu-driven phone system. information. See the previous phone: Account numbers can also be sections on “Deleting a Paired stored for use. Phone” and “Deleting Name Tags.” 1. Press b / g. The system Sending a Number or Name Tag responds “Ready,” followed by During a Call a tone. 2. Say “Bluetooth.” This command 1. Press b / g. The system can be skipped. responds “Ready,” followed by a tone. 3. Say “Voice.” The system responds “OK, accessing 2. Say “Dial.” <phone name>.” 3. Say the number or name tag The cell phones normal prompt to send. messages will go through their cycle according to the phones operating instructions.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) Climate Controls 8-1 Climate Controls Climate Control Systems The heating, cooling, defrosting, and ventilation for the vehicle can be Climate Control Systems controlled with this system. Climate Control Systems . . . . . . 8-1 Air Vents Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4 A. Fan Control E. Air Conditioning B. Heated Seats F. Defrost C. Temperature Control G. Rear Window Defogger D. Air Delivery Mode Controls H. Recirculation
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 8-2 Climate Controls A (Fan Control): Turn to increase 7 (Floor): Air is directed to the Air Conditioning or decrease the fan speed. Turn the floor outlets. # (Air Conditioning): Press to knob to O to turn the fan off. W (Defog): Clears the windows of turn the air conditioning on or off. An Temperature Control: Turn to fog or moisture. Air is directed to the indicator light turns on. If the fan is increase or decrease the windshield and floor outlets. turned off or the outside temperature inside the vehicle. 0 (Defrost): Clears the temperature falls below freezing, the Maximum cooling occurs when the windshield of fog or frost more air conditioning will not work. temperature knob is turned to MAX quickly. Air is directed to the The air conditioning might # and the air conditioning system windshield and side window outlets. automatically come on when 0 is is turned on and air is recirculated inside the vehicle. For best results, clear all snow and selected. ice from the windshield before ) (Recirculation): Press to turn Air Delivery Mode Control: To defrosting. change the current mode, press one on the recirculation. An indicator of the following: Do not drive the vehicle until all light comes on. Air is recirculated windows are clear. inside the vehicle. It helps to quickly F (Vent): Air is directed to the cool the air inside the vehicle or instrument panel outlets. prevent outside air and odors from * (Bi-Level): Air is directed to the entering. instrument panel outlets and the floor outlets.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (3,1) Climate Controls 8-3 Operation in the recirculation mode Rear Window Defogger Passenger Compartment Air while the air conditioner is off Filter increases humidity and may cause 1 (Rear Defogger): Press to turn the rear window defogger on The passenger compartment air the windows to fog. or off. The rear window defogger filter removes most of the pollen and Recirculation is not available in the turns off automatically after about dust from the air that enters the defrost or defog modes. 12 minutes. It can also be turned off vehicle. The filter will need to be To improve fuel efficiency and to by turning the ignition to ACC/ replaced periodically. See cool the vehicle faster, recirculation ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF. Maintenance Schedule on may be automatically selected in If turned on again it runs for about page 11‑3. warm weather. The recirculation six minutes before turning off. At Using the climate control system higher vehicle speeds, the rear light will not come on. Press the ) without an air filter installed is not defogger can stay on continuously. to select recirculation; press it again recommended. Water or other to select outside air. Do not drive the vehicle until all debris could enter the system and windows are clear. result in leaks or noises. Always Notice: Do not use a razor blade install a new filter when removing or sharp object to clear the inside the old filter. rear window. Do not adhere For more information, see your anything to the defogger grid dealer. lines in the rear glass. These actions may damage the rear defogger. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. L / M (Heated Seats): Press to turn on or off. See Heated Front Seats on page 3‑6.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 8-4 Climate Controls . Keep the path under the front Air Vents seats clear of objects to help Use the air outlets located in the circulate the air inside of the center and on the side of the vehicle more effectively. instrument panel to direct the . Use of non‐GM approved hood airflow. Use the thumbwheels near deflectors can adversely affect the center air outlets to direct airflow the performance of the system. to the left or right. Check with your dealer before Operation Tips adding equipment to the outside of the vehicle. . In defog or defrost mode, warm air flows from some air outlets. To improve side window defogging or defrosting, direct side air outlets toward the side windows. . Clear away any ice, snow, or leaves from air inlets at the base of the windshield that could block the flow of air into the vehicle.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (1,1) Driving and Operating 9-1 Driving and Retained Accessory Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-25 Ride Control Systems Traction Control Operating Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-25 System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . StabiliTrak® System . . . . . . . . . 9-41 9-43 Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . 9-26 Competitive Driving Mode . . . 9-44 Driving Information Parking (Manual Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . 9-48 Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2 Transmission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-28 Selective Ride Control . . . . . . . 9-49 Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3 Parking over Things That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-28 Cruise Control Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-50 Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3 Active Fuel Management® . . . 9-29 Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4 Engine Exhaust Object Detection Systems Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4 Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-29 Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . . 9-52 Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5 Running the Vehicle While Rear Vision Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6 Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-30 Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-54 Racing or Other Competitive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6 Automatic Transmission Fuel Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . 9-9 Automatic Transmission . . . . . 9-30 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-56 Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-34 Recommended Fuel . . . . . . . . . 9-56 Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . 9-10 Gasoline Specifications (U.S. Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11 Manual Transmission and Canada Only) . . . . . . . . . . 9-57 If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . . 9-13 Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . 9-37 California Fuel Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . 9-14 Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-57 Brakes Fuels in Foreign Countries . . . 9-58 Starting and Operating Antilock Brake Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-58 New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . 9-19 System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-39 Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-59 Front Fascia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-40 Filling a Portable Fuel Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20 Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-41 Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-61 Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . 9-22 Engine Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (2,1) 9-2 Driving and Operating Towing . Designate a front seat Driving Information passenger to handle potential General Towing Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-61 distractions. Driving Characteristics and Distracted Driving . Become familiar with vehicle Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-62 Distraction comes in many forms features before driving, such as Trailer Towing (ZL1) . . . . . . . . . 9-66 and can take your focus from the programming favorite radio Trailer Towing task of driving. Exercise good stations and adjusting climate (Except ZL1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-66 judgment and do not let other control and seat settings. Towing Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . 9-67 activities divert your attention Program all trip information into away from the road. Many local any navigation device prior to Conversions and Add-Ons governments have enacted laws driving. Add-On Electrical regarding driver distraction. Become Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-68 . Wait until the vehicle is parked familiar with the local laws in to retrieve items that have fallen your area. to the floor. To avoid distracted driving, always . Stop or park the vehicle to tend keep your eyes on the road, hands to children. on the wheel, and mind on the drive. . Keep pets in an appropriate . Do not use a phone in carrier or restraint. demanding driving situations. Use a hands-free method to . Avoid stressful conversations place or receive necessary while driving, whether with a phone calls. passenger or on a cell phone. . Watch the road. Do not read, take notes, or look up information on phones or other electronic devices.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (3,1) Driving and Operating 9-3 Defensive Driving { WARNING { WARNING Defensive driving means “always Taking your eyes off the road too expect the unexpected.” The first Drinking and then driving is very long or too often could cause a step in driving defensively is to wear dangerous. Your reflexes, crash resulting in injury or death. the safety belt. See Safety Belts on perceptions, attentiveness, and Focus your attention on driving. page 3‑8. judgment can be affected by even . Assume that other road users a small amount of alcohol. You Refer to the infotainment section for (pedestrians, bicyclists, and can have a serious — or even more information on using that other drivers) are going to be fatal — collision if you drive after system, including pairing and using careless and make mistakes. drinking. a cell phone. Anticipate what they might do Do not drink and drive or ride with and be ready. a driver who has been drinking. If equipped, refer to the navigation manual for information on that . Allow enough following distance Ride home in a cab; or if you are system, including pairing and using between you and the driver in with a group, designate a driver a cell phone. front of you. who will not drink. . Focus on the task of driving. Control of a Vehicle Drunk Driving Braking, steering, and accelerating Death and injury associated with are important factors in helping to drinking and driving is a global control a vehicle while driving. tragedy.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (4,1) 9-4 Driving and Operating Braking If the engine ever stops while the If power steering assist is lost due vehicle is being driven, brake to a system malfunction, the vehicle Braking action involves perception normally but do not pump the can be steered, but may require time and reaction time. Deciding to brakes. Doing so could make the increased effort. See your dealer if push the brake pedal is perception pedal harder to push down. If the there is a problem. time. Actually doing it is engine stops, there will be some reaction time. If the steering wheel is turned until it power brake assist but it will be reaches the end of its travel, and is Average driver reaction time is used when the brake is applied. held against that position for an about three-quarters of a second. In Once the power assist is used up, it extended period of time, power that time, a vehicle moving at can take longer to stop and the steering assist may be reduced. 100 km/h (60 mph) travels 20 m brake pedal will be harder to push. (66 ft), which could be a lot of Normal use of the power steering distance in an emergency. Steering assist should return when the system cools down. Helpful braking tips to keep in mind Electric Power Steering include: See specific vehicle steering (ZL1 Only) messages under Vehicle Messages . Keep enough distance between The vehicle has electric power on page 5‑35. you and the vehicle in front steering. It does not have power of you. steering fluid. Regular maintenance . Avoid needless heavy braking. is not required. . Keep pace with traffic.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (5,1) Driving and Operating 9-5 Hydraulic Power Steering Curve Tips Off-Road Recovery (Except ZL1) . Take curves at a reasonable Your vehicle has hydraulic power speed. steering. It may require . Reduce speed before entering a maintenance. See Power Steering curve. Fluid (Except ZL1) on page 10‑31 or Power Steering Fluid (ZL1 Only) on . Maintain a reasonable steady page 10‑32. speed through the curve. If power steering assist is lost due . Wait until the vehicle is out of to a system malfunction, the vehicle the curve before accelerating can be steered, but may require gently into the straightaway. increased effort. Steering in Emergencies See your dealer if there is a . There are some situations when problem. steering around a problem may The vehicles right wheels can drop be more effective than braking. off the edge of a road onto the . Holding both sides of the shoulder while driving. Follow steering wheel allows you to turn these tips: 180 degrees without removing 1. Ease off the accelerator and a hand. then, if there is nothing in the . The Antilock Brake System way, steer the vehicle so that it (ABS) allows steering while straddles the edge of the braking. pavement.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (6,1) 9-6 Driving and Operating 2. Turn the steering wheel about Defensive drivers avoid most skids . Try to avoid sudden steering, one-eighth of a turn, until the by taking reasonable care suited to acceleration, or braking, right front tire contacts the existing conditions, and by not including reducing vehicle speed pavement edge. overdriving those conditions. But by shifting to a lower gear. Any skids are always possible. sudden changes could cause 3. Then turn the steering wheel to the tires to slide. go straight down the roadway. If the vehicle starts to slide, follow these suggestions: Remember: Antilock brakes help Loss of Control avoid only the braking skid. . Ease your foot off the accelerator pedal and quickly Skidding steer the way you want the Racing or Other There are three types of skids that vehicle to go. The vehicle may Competitive Driving correspond to the vehicles three straighten out. Be ready for a Racing or competitive driving may control systems: second skid if it occurs. affect the vehicle warranty. See the . Braking Skid — wheels are not . Slow down and adjust your warranty book before using the rolling. driving according to weather vehicle for racing or other . Steering or Cornering conditions. Stopping distance competitive driving. Skid — too much speed or can be longer and vehicle Notice: If you use the vehicle for steering in a curve causes tires control can be affected when racing or other competitive to slip and lose cornering force. traction is reduced by water, driving, the engine may use more snow, ice, gravel, or other oil than it would with normal use. . Acceleration Skid — too much material on the road. Learn to throttle causes the driving Low oil levels can damage the recognize warning clues — such engine. For information on how to wheels to spin. as enough water, ice, or packed add oil, see Engine Oil on snow on the road to make a page 10‑13. mirrored surface — and slow down when you have any doubt.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (7,1) Driving and Operating 9-7 Be sure to check the oil level If the vehicle is used for racing or Notice: The new vehicle break‐in often during racing or other other competitive driving, the rear period should be completed competitive driving and keep the axle fluid temperatures may be before performing the brake level at or near the upper mark higher than would occur in normal burnish procedure or damage that shows the proper operating driving. We recommend that the may occur to the powertrain/ range on the engine oil dipstick. rear axle fluid be drained and engine. See New Vehicle Break-In For racing or competitive driving, it refilled with new fluid after every on page 9‑19. is recommended that the brake fluid 24 hours of racing or competitive When performed as instructed, be replaced with a high performance driving. See Recommended Fluids these procedures will not damage brake fluid that has a dry boiling and Lubricants on page 11‑12. the brakes. During the burnishing point greater than 279°C (534°F). To prepare the Camaro ZL1 or SS procedure, the brake pads will After conversion to the high brake system for track events and smoke and produce an odor. The performance brake fluid, racing, the High Performance Brake braking force and pedal travel may follow the brake fluid service Burnish as described below should increase. After the procedure is recommendations outlined by the be completed: complete, the brake pads may fluid manufacturer. Do not use appear white at the rotor contact. silicone or DOT-5 brake fluids. Brake Burnishing Run this procedure in a safe ZL1 Only: For racing or competitive New brake pads must be burnished manner and in compliance with all driving, it is recommended that the before racing or other competitive local and state ordinances/laws loading of the vehicle be limited to driving. regarding motor vehicle operation. the driver only, with no other cargo, Notice: These procedures are Run this procedure only on dry and that tires be inflated to at least specific to the ZL1 or Camaro SS pavement. 180 kPa (26 psi). brake package. This procedure should not be run on other Camaro models as damage may result.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (8,1) 9-8 Driving and Operating Racing/Track Brake Burnish 2. Repeatedly apply the brakes 3. Cool down: Drive at 100 km/h Procedure from 100 km/h (60 mph) to (60 mph) for approximately Notice: Brake pedal fade will 25 km/h (15 mph) while 15 km (10 mi) without using occur during this track burnish decelerating at 0.8 g. This is a brakes. procedure and can cause brake hard brake application, without 4. Apply the brake 25 times from pedal travel and force to increase. activating the antilock brake 100 km/h (60 mph) to 50 km/h This could extend stopping system (ABS). Drive for at least (30 mph) while decelerating at distance until the brakes are fully 1 km (0.6 mi) between stops. 0.4 g. This is a medium brake burnished. Repeat until the brake pedal application. Drive for at least travel starts to increase. 1 km (0.6 mi) between 1. Apply the brake 25 times starting Depending on conditions, this 100 km/h (60 mph) to 50 km/h applications. should take no longer than (30 mph) while decelerating at 25 brake applications. 0.4 g. This is a medium brake application. Drive for at least 1 km (0.6 mi) between applying the brake. This first step may be skipped if there are more than 200 miles (320 km) on the brake pads.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (9,1) Driving and Operating 9-9 Driving on Wet Roads WARNING (Continued) Hydroplaning Rain and wet roads can reduce Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water vehicle traction and affect your Flowing or rushing water creates can build up under the vehicles ability to stop and accelerate. strong forces. Driving through tires so they actually ride on the Always drive slower in these types flowing water could cause the water. This can happen if the road is of driving conditions and avoid vehicle to be carried away. If this wet enough and you are going fast driving through large puddles and happens, you and other vehicle enough. When the vehicle is deep‐standing or flowing water. occupants could drown. Do not hydroplaning, it has little or no ignore police warnings and be contact with the road. { WARNING very cautious about trying to drive There is no hard and fast rule about through flowing water. hydroplaning. The best advice is to Wet brakes can cause crashes. slow down when the road is wet. They might not work as well in a quick stop and could cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car/vehicle wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally. (Continued)
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (10,1) 9-10 Driving and Operating Other Rainy Weather Tips Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Besides slowing down, other wet Always be alert and pay attention to Driving on steep hills or through weather driving tips include: your surroundings while driving. mountains is different than driving . Allow extra following distance. If you become tired or sleepy, find a on flat or rolling terrain. Tips for safe place to park the vehicle driving in these conditions include: . Pass with caution. and rest. . Keep the vehicle serviced and in . Keep windshield wiping Other driving tips include: good shape. equipment in good shape. . Keep the vehicle well ventilated. . Check all fluid levels and brakes, . Keep the windshield washer fluid tires, cooling system, and reservoir filled. . Keep the interior temperature cool. transmission. . Have good tires with proper . Shift to a lower gear when going . Keep your eyes moving — scan tread depth. See Tires on down steep or long hills. page 10‑54. the road ahead and to the sides. . Turn off cruise control. . Check the rearview mirror and vehicle instruments often. { WARNING If you do not shift down, the brakes could get so hot that they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let the engine assist the brakes on a steep downhill slope.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (11,1) Driving and Operating 9-11 . Pay attention to special road Try not to break the fragile traction. { WARNING signs (falling rocks area, winding If you accelerate too fast, the drive roads, long grades, passing or wheels will spin and polish the Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) no-passing zones) and take surface under the tires even more. or with the ignition off is appropriate action. dangerous. The brakes will have The Antilock Brake System (ABS) on page 9‑39 improves vehicle to do all the work of slowing down Winter Driving stability during hard stops on and they could get so hot that they would not work well. You Driving on Snow or Ice slippery roads, but apply the brakes sooner than when on dry pavement. would then have poor braking or Drive carefully when there is snow even none going down a hill. You or ice between the tires and the Allow greater following distance on could crash. Always have the road, creating less traction or grip. any slippery road and watch for engine running and the vehicle in Wet ice can occur at about 0°C slippery spots. Icy patches can gear when going downhill. (32°F) when freezing rain begins to occur on otherwise clear roads in fall, resulting in even less traction. shaded areas. The surface of a Avoid driving on wet ice or in curve or an overpass can remain icy . Stay in your own lane. Do not when the surrounding roads are freezing rain until roads can be swing wide or cut across the clear. Avoid sudden steering treated with salt or sand. center of the road. Drive at maneuvers and braking while speeds that let you stay in your Drive with caution, whatever the on ice. own lane. condition. Accelerate gently so traction is not lost. Accelerating too Turn off cruise control on slippery . Be alert on top of hills; surfaces. quickly causes the wheels to spin something could be in your lane and makes the surface under the (stalled car, accident). tires slick, so there is even less traction.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (12,1) 9-12 Driving and Operating Blizzard Conditions Being stuck in snow can be a { WARNING WARNING (Continued) serious situation. Stay with the Snow can trap engine exhaust . Fully open the air outlets on vehicle unless there is help nearby. under the vehicle. This may or under the instrument If possible, use the Roadside cause exhaust gases to get panel. Assistance Program (U.S. and inside. Engine exhaust contains . Adjust the climate control Canada) on page 13‑7 or Roadside carbon monoxide (CO) which system to a setting that Assistance Program (Mexico) on cannot be seen or smelled. It can circulates the air inside the page 13‑10. To get help and keep cause unconsciousness and even vehicle and set the fan speed everyone in the vehicle safe: death. to the highest setting. See . Turn on the hazard warning “Climate Control Systems” in If the vehicle is stuck in the snow: flashers. the Index. . Clear away snow from around . Tie a red cloth to an outside For more information about the base of your vehicle, mirror. carbon monoxide, see Engine especially any that is blocking the exhaust pipe. Exhaust on page 9‑29. . Check again from time to time to be sure snow does Run the engine for short periods not collect there. only as needed to keep warm, but be careful. . Open a window about 5 cm (2 in) on the side of the vehicle that is away from the wind to bring in fresh air. (Continued)
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (13,1) Driving and Operating 9-13 To save fuel, run the engine for only If the Vehicle Is Stuck Rocking the Vehicle to Get short periods as needed to warm it Out the vehicle and then shut the engine Slowly and cautiously spin the off and close the window most of wheels to free the vehicle when Turn the steering wheel left and the way to save heat. Repeat this stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow. right to clear the area around the until help arrives but only when you front wheels. Turn off any traction If stuck too severely for the traction feel really uncomfortable from the system. Shift back and forth system to free the vehicle, turn the cold. Moving about to keep warm between R (Reverse) and a forward traction system off and use the also helps. gear, or with a manual transmission, rocking method. between 1 (First) or 2 (Second) and If it takes some time for help to R (Reverse), spinning the wheels as arrive, now and then when you run { WARNING little as possible. To prevent the engine, push the accelerator transmission wear, wait until the pedal slightly so the engine runs If the vehicles tires spin at high wheels stop spinning before shifting faster than the idle speed. This speed, they can explode, and you gears. Release the accelerator keeps the battery charged to restart or others could be injured. The pedal while shifting, and press the vehicle and to signal for help vehicle can overheat, causing an lightly on the accelerator pedal with the headlamps. Do this as little engine compartment fire or other when the transmission is in gear. as possible to save fuel. damage. Spin the wheels as little Slowly spinning the wheels in the as possible and avoid going forward and reverse directions above 56 km/h (35 mph). causes a rocking motion that could free the vehicle. If that does not get the vehicle out after a few tries, it For information about using tire might need to be towed out. If the chains on the vehicle, see Tire vehicle does need to be towed out, Chains on page 10‑76. see Towing the Vehicle on page 10‑96.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (14,1) 9-14 Driving and Operating Vehicle Load Limits Tire and Loading Information { WARNING Label It is very important to know how much weight the vehicle can Do not load the vehicle any carry. This weight is called the heavier than the Gross vehicle capacity weight and Vehicle Weight Rating includes the weight of all (GVWR), or either the occupants, cargo and all maximum front or rear Gross nonfactory-installed options. Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). Two labels on the vehicle show This can cause systems to how much weight it may break and change the way the properly carry, the Tire and vehicle handles. This could Loading Information label and cause loss of control and a the Certification label. crash. Overloading can also shorten the life of the vehicle. Label Example A vehicle-specific Tire and Loading Information label is attached to the vehicles center pillar (B-pillar). With the driver door open, the label is attached near the door lock post. The Tire and Loading Information label shows the number of occupant seating positions (A), and the
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (15,1) Driving and Operating 9-15 maximum vehicle capacity Steps for Determining Correct 4. The resulting figure equals weight (B) in kilograms and Load Limit the available amount of cargo pounds. 1. Locate the statement “The and luggage load capacity. The Tire and Loading combined weight of For example, if the “XXX” Information label also shows occupants and cargo should amount equals 1400 lbs and the tire size of the original never exceed XXX kg or there will be five 150 lb equipment tires (C) and the XXX lbs” on your vehicles passengers in your vehicle, recommended cold tire inflation placard. the amount of available cargo pressures (D). For more and luggage load capacity is 2. Determine the combined 650 lbs (1400 − 750 (5 x 150) information on tires and inflation weight of the driver and see Tires on page 10‑54 and = 650 lbs). passengers that will be Tire Pressure on page 10‑62. riding in your vehicle. 5. Determine the combined There is also important loading weight of luggage and cargo 3. Subtract the combined being loaded on the vehicle. information on the Certification weight of the driver and That weight may not safely label. It tells you the Gross passengers from XXX kg or exceed the available cargo Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) XXX lbs. and luggage load capacity and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front and calculated in Step 4. rear axle. See “Certification Label” later in this section.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (16,1) 9-16 Driving and Operating 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. See Trailer Towing (Except ZL1) on page 9‑66 or Trailer Towing (ZL1) on page 9‑66 for important information on towing a trailer, Example 1 Example 2 towing safety rules, and A. Vehicle Capacity Weight for A. Vehicle Capacity Weight for trailering tips. Example 1 = 453 kg Example 2 = 453 kg (1,000 lbs). (1,000 lbs). B. Subtract Occupant Weight B. Subtract Occupant Weight @ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 2 = @ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 5 = 136 kg (300 lbs). 340 kg (750 lbs). C. Available Occupant and C. Available Cargo Weight = Cargo Weight = 317 kg 113 kg (250 lbs). (700 lbs).
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (17,1) Driving and Operating 9-17 Refer to the vehicles Tire and A vehicle-specific Certification Loading Information label for label is attached to the vehicles specific information about the center pillar (B-pillar). With the vehicles capacity weight and driver door open, the label is seating positions. The combined attached near the door lock weight of the driver, passengers, post. The label tells the gross and cargo should never exceed weight capacity of the vehicle, the vehicles capacity weight. called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The GVWR Certification Label includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel, and Example 3 cargo. Never exceed the GVWR for the vehicle, or the Gross A. Vehicle Capacity Weight for Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for Example 3 = 453 kg either the front or rear axle. (1,000 lbs). B. Subtract Occupant Weight @ 91 kg (200 lbs) × 5 = 453 kg (1,000 lbs). C. Available Cargo Weight = 0 kg (0 lbs). Label Example
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (18,1) 9-18 Driving and Operating And, if there is a heavy load, it If you put things inside the should be spread out. See vehicle — like suitcases, WARNING (Continued) “Steps for Determining Correct tools, packages, or anything . Never stack heavier Load Limit” earlier in this else — they will go as fast as the things, like suitcases, section. vehicle goes. If you have to stop inside the vehicle so that or turn quickly, or if there is a some of them are above { WARNING crash, they will keep going. the tops of the seats. Do not load the vehicle any heavier than the Gross { WARNING . Do not leave an unsecured child restraint Vehicle Weight Rating Things inside the vehicle can in the vehicle. (GVWR), or either the strike and injure people in a . Secure loose items in the maximum front or rear Gross sudden stop or turn, or in a vehicle. Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). crash. This can cause systems to . Do not leave a seat folded . Put things in the cargo down unless needed. break and change the way the area of the vehicle. In the vehicle handles. This could cargo area, put them as cause loss of control and a far forward as possible. crash. Overloading can also Try to spread the weight shorten the life of the vehicle. evenly. (Continued)
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (19,1) Driving and Operating 9-19 . Do not let the engine labor. . New brake linings also need Starting and Never lug the engine in high a break-in period. Avoid Operating gear at low speeds. With a making hard stops during manual transmission, shift to the first 322 km (200 mi). This New Vehicle Break-In the next lower gear. This rule is recommended every time applies at all times, not just brake linings are replaced. Notice: Follow these during the break-in period. . Should the vehicle be used recommended guidelines during . Do not participate in racing for racing or competitive the first 2 414 km (1,500 mi) of events, sport driving driving (after break-in), the driving this vehicle. Parts have a schools, or similar activities rear axle lubricant must be break-in period and performance during this break-in period. replaced before hand. will be better in the long run. . Check engine oil with See Racing or Other Competitive . For the first every refueling and add if Driving on page 9‑6. 2 414 km (1,500 mi): necessary. Oil and fuel . Avoid full throttle starts and consumption may be higher Front Fascia abrupt stops. than normal during the first 2 414 km (1,500 mi). The vehicle is equipped with a front . Do not exceed fascia which has minimal ground 4000 engine rpm. . To break in new tires, drive at clearance. . Avoid driving at any one moderate speeds and avoid hard cornering for the first Use care when approaching curbs, constant speed, fast or slow. bumps or objects on road surfaces 322 km (200 mi). New tires do . Do not drive above not have maximum traction and avoid them when possible. 129 km/h (80 mph). and may tend to slip. . Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle when the engine speed will exceed 4,000 rpm.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (20,1) 9-20 Driving and Operating Ignition Positions To shift out of P (Park), turn the If the vehicle must be shut off in an ignition to ON/RUN and apply the emergency: brake pedal. 1. Brake using a firm and steady A (STOPPING THE ENGINE/ pressure. Do not pump the LOCK/OFF): When the vehicle is brakes repeatedly. This may stopped, turn the ignition switch to deplete power assist, requiring LOCK/OFF to turn the engine off. increased brake pedal force. Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 2. Shift the vehicle to neutral. This will remain active. See Retained can be done while the vehicle is Accessory Power (RAP) on moving. After shifting to neutral, page 9‑25. continue to firmly apply the This is the only position from which brakes and steer the vehicle to a the key can be removed. This locks safe location. the steering wheel, ignition, and 3. Come to a complete stop. Shift The ignition switch has four different automatic transmission. to P (Park) with an automatic positions. On vehicles with an automatic transmission, or Neutral with a Notice: Using a tool to force the transmission, the shift lever must be manual transmission. Turn the key to turn in the ignition could in P (Park) to turn the ignition switch ignition to LOCK/OFF. cause damage to the switch or to the LOCK/OFF position. 4. Set the parking brake. See break the key. Use the correct Do not turn the engine off when the Parking Brake on page 9‑40. key, make sure it is all the way in, vehicle is moving. This will cause a and turn it only with your hand. loss of power assist in the brake If the key cannot be turned by and steering systems and disable hand, see your dealer. the airbags. The key must be fully extended to start the vehicle.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (21,1) Driving and Operating 9-21 B (ACC/ACCESSORY): This The battery could be drained if the { WARNING position provides power to some of key is left in the ACC/ACCESSORY the electrical accessories. It unlocks or ON/RUN position with the engine Turning off the vehicle while the steering wheel and ignition. To off. The vehicle might not start if the moving may cause loss of power move the key from ACC/ battery is allowed to drain for an assist in the brake and steering ACCESSORY to LOCK/OFF, push extended period of time. systems and disable the airbags. in the key and then turn it to While driving, only shut the D (START): This position starts the LOCK/OFF. engine. When the engine starts, vehicle off in an emergency. C (ON/RUN): The ignition switch release the key. The ignition switch stays in this position when the will return to ON/RUN for normal If the vehicle cannot be pulled over, engine is running. This position can driving. and must be shut off while driving, be used to operate the electrical A warning tone sounds when the turn the ignition to ACC/ accessories, including the driver door is opened if the ignition ACCESSORY. ventilation fan and 12-volt power is still in ACC/ACCESSORY and the The ignition switch can bind in the outlet, as well as to display some key is in the ignition. LOCK/OFF position with the wheels warning and indicator lights. This turned off center. If this happens, position can also be used for move the steering wheel from right service and diagnostics, and to to left while turning the key to ACC/ verify the proper operation of the ACCESSORY. If this does not work, malfunction indicator lamp as may then the vehicle needs service. be required for emission inspection purposes. The transmission is also unlocked in this position on automatic transmission vehicles.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (22,1) 9-22 Driving and Operating Key Lock Release The key lock release is always Starting the Engine functional except in the case of an uncharged or low voltage (less than Place the transmission in the 9-volt) battery. If the vehicle has an proper gear. uncharged battery or a battery with Automatic Transmission low voltage, try charging or jump starting the battery. See Jump Move the shift lever to P (Park) or Starting on page 10‑93. N (Neutral). The engine will not start in any other position. To restart the If charging or jump starting the vehicle when it is already moving, battery does not work, locate the use N (Neutral) only. hole below the ignition lock. Insert a flat bladed tool or another key from Notice: Do not try to shift to the key chain into the opening. P (Park) if the vehicle is moving. When the lever can be felt, actuate If you do, you could damage the the lever toward the driver and transmission. Shift to P (Park) Vehicles with an automatic only when the vehicle is stopped. transmission are equipped with an remove the key from the ignition. electronic key lock release system. Manual Transmission The key lock release is designed to The shift lever should be in Neutral prevent ignition key removal unless and the parking brake engaged. the shift lever is in P (Park). Hold the clutch pedal down to the floor and start the engine. The vehicle will not start if the clutch pedal is not all the way down.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (23,1) Driving and Operating 9-23 Starting Procedure damage. To prevent gear maximum of 15 seconds. Wait at 1. With your foot off the accelerator damage, this system also least 15 seconds between each pedal, turn the ignition key to prevents cranking if the engine try, to allow the cranking motor START. When the engine starts, is already running. Engine to cool. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed cranking can be stopped by let go of the key and accelerator. will go down as the engine turning the ignition switch to If the vehicle starts briefly but warms. Do not race the engine ACC/ACCESSORY or then stops again, repeat the immediately after starting it. LOCK/OFF. procedure. This clears the extra Allow the oil to warm up and Notice: Cranking the engine for gasoline from the engine. Do not lubricate all moving parts. long periods of time, by returning race the engine immediately the key to the START position after starting it. Operate the The vehicle has a engine and transmission gently Computer-Controlled Cranking immediately after cranking has ended, can overheat and damage until the oil warms up and System. This feature assists in lubricates all moving parts. starting the engine and protects the cranking motor, and drain the components. If the ignition key is battery. Wait at least 15 seconds Notice: The engine is designed to turned to the START position, between each try, to let the work with the electronics in the and then released when the cranking motor cool down. vehicle. If you add electrical parts engine begins cranking, the 2. If the engine does not start after or accessories, you could change engine will continue cranking for five to 10 seconds, especially in the way the engine operates. a few seconds or until the very cold weather (below −18°C Before adding electrical vehicle starts. If the engine does or 0°F), it could be flooded with equipment, check with your not start and the key is held in too much gasoline. Push the dealer. If you do not, the engine START for many seconds, accelerator pedal all the way to might not perform properly. Any cranking stops after 15 seconds the floor and hold it there as you resulting damage would not be to prevent cranking motor hold the key in START for a covered by the vehicle warranty.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (24,1) 9-24 Driving and Operating Engine Heater WARNING (Continued) The engine coolant heater, if available, can help in cold weather overheat and cause a fire. You conditions at or below −18°C (0°F) could be seriously injured. Plug for easier starting and better fuel the cord into a properly grounded economy during engine warm-up. three-prong 110-volt AC outlet. Plug in the coolant heater at least If the cord will not reach, use a four hours before starting the heavy-duty three-prong extension vehicle. An internal thermostat in cord rated for at least 15 amps. the plug-end of the cord will prevent engine coolant heater operation at temperatures above −18°C (0°F). 4. Before starting the engine, be The electrical cord is located on sure to unplug and store the Using the Engine Coolant the passenger side of the engine cord as it was before to keep it Heater compartment, next to the engine away from moving engine parts. compartment fuse block for If you do not it could be 1. Turn off the engine. V6 models. damaged. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded The length of time the heater should electrical cord. 110-volt AC outlet. remain plugged in depends on several factors. Ask a dealer in the { WARNING area where you will be parking the vehicle for the best advice on this. Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could cause an electrical shock. Also, the wrong kind of extension cord could (Continued)
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (25,1) Driving and Operating 9-25 Retained Accessory Shifting Into Park Use this procedure to shift into P (Park): Power (RAP) (Automatic Transmission) 1. Hold the brake pedal down and These vehicle accessories may be set the parking brake. used for up to 10 minutes after the { WARNING engine is turned off: See Parking Brake on page 9‑40 It can be dangerous to get out of for more information. . Audio System the vehicle if the shift lever is not 2. Hold the button on the shift lever . Power Windows fully in P (Park) with the parking and push the lever toward the . brake firmly set. The vehicle can front of the vehicle into P (Park). Sunroof (if equipped) roll. If you have left the engine The power windows and sunroof will running, the vehicle can move 3. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF. continue to work for up to suddenly. You or others could be 4. Remove the key. 10 minutes or until any door is injured. To be sure the vehicle will opened. The radio will work when not move, even when you are on the key is in ON/RUN or ACC/ fairly level ground, use the steps ACCESSORY. Once the key is that follow. If you are pulling a turned from ON/RUN to LOCK/OFF, trailer, see Driving Characteristics the radio will continue to work for 10 minutes, or until the driver door is and Towing Tips on page 9‑62. opened or the key is removed from the ignition.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (26,1) 9-26 Driving and Operating Leaving the Vehicle with the Torque Lock Shifting out of Park Engine Running Torque lock is when the weight This vehicle is equipped with an of the vehicle puts too much electronic shift lock control system. { WARNING force on the parking pawl in the The shift lock release is transmission. This happens when designed to: It can be dangerous to leave the parking on a hill and shifting the vehicle with the engine running. transmission into P (Park) is not . Prevent ignition key removal The vehicle could move suddenly done properly and then it is difficult unless the shift lever is in if the shift lever is not fully in to shift out of P (Park). To prevent P (Park) with the shift lever P (Park) with the parking brake torque lock, set the parking brake button fully released. firmly set. And, if you leave the and then shift into P (Park). To find . Prevent movement of the shift vehicle with the engine running, it out how, see “Shifting Into Park” lever out of P (Park), unless the could overheat and even catch listed previously. ignition is in ON/RUN and the fire. You or others could be If torque lock does occur, the brake pedal is applied. injured. Do not leave the vehicle vehicle may need to be pushed The shift lock release is always with the engine running. uphill by another vehicle to relieve functional except in the case of an the parking pawl pressure, so you uncharged or low voltage (less than If you have to leave the vehicle with can shift out of P (Park). 9-volt) battery. the engine running, the vehicle must If the vehicle has an uncharged be in P (Park) and the parking battery or a battery with low voltage, brake set. try charging or jump starting the Release the button and check that battery. See Jump Starting on the shift lever cannot be moved out page 10‑93. of P (Park).
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (27,1) Driving and Operating 9-27 To shift out of P (Park): Shift Lock Manual Release To access the shift lock manual 1. Apply the brake pedal. release: The transmission has an electric 2. Release the parking brake. See park lock called a shift lock manual 1. Apply the parking brake. Parking Brake on page 9‑40. release. The key must be in the ON/ RUN position, and the brake pedal 3. Press the shift lever button. pressed so the shift lever can be 4. Move the shift lever to the moved from the P (Park) position. desired position. If the battery has lost power, the shift lever cannot be moved from If still unable to shift out of P (Park): P (Park) unless the shift lock manual 1. Fully release the shift lever release is disengaged manually. button. 2. Hold the brake pedal down and press the shift lever button again. 3. Move the shift lever to the desired position. 2. Pull the passenger side console trim away from the front half of If the shift lever still cannot be the console to expose the shift moved from P (Park), see Shift Lock lever mechanism. Manual Release.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (28,1) 9-28 Driving and Operating 8. Place the console trim panel in Parking over Things the original position, aligning the fasteners on the trim panel with That Burn the slots in the console. Press in the side trim until it clicks in { WARNING place. Things that can burn could touch The shift lever locks if it is moved hot exhaust parts under the back to the P (Park) position. vehicle and ignite. Do not park 3. Remove the retainer and the over papers, leaves, dry grass, Parking (Manual or other things that can burn. shift lock manual release cover. Transmission) 4. Push and hold the manual release lever toward the rear of If the vehicle has a manual the vehicle. transmission, before getting out of the vehicle, move the shift lever into 5. Press the select button and R (Reverse), and firmly apply the move the shift lever to the parking brake. Once the shift lever N (Neutral) position. has been placed into R (Reverse) 6. Release the lever. with the clutch pedal pressed in, turn the ignition key to LOCK/OFF, 7. After the vehicle has been remove the key, and release the moved, align the shift lock clutch. manual release cover plate and install the retainer so the If parking on a hill, or if the vehicle automatic transmission can is pulling a trailer, see Driving operate properly. Characteristics and Towing Tips on page 9‑62.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (29,1) Driving and Operating 9-29 Active Fuel Management® Engine Exhaust WARNING (Continued) Vehicles with V8 engines and an automatic transmission, except ZL1, { WARNING . There are holes or openings in the vehicle body from have Active Fuel Management®. This system allows the engine to Engine exhaust contains carbon damage or aftermarket operate on either all or half of its monoxide (CO) which cannot be modifications that are not cylinders, depending on the driving seen or smelled. Exposure to CO completely sealed. conditions. can cause unconsciousness and If unusual fumes are detected or When less power is required, such even death. if it is suspected that exhaust is as cruising at a constant vehicle Exhaust may enter the vehicle if: coming into the vehicle: speed, the system will operate in . Drive it only with the windows the half cylinder mode, allowing the . The vehicle idles in areas with poor ventilation (parking completely down. vehicle to achieve better fuel economy. When greater power garages, tunnels, deep snow . Have the vehicle repaired demands are required, such as that may block underbody immediately. accelerating from a stop, passing, airflow or tail pipes). Never park the vehicle with the or merging onto a freeway, the . The exhaust smells or engine running in an enclosed system will maintain full-cylinder sounds strange or different. area such as a garage or a operation. . The exhaust system leaks building that has no fresh air due to corrosion or damage. ventilation. . The vehicle exhaust system has been modified, damaged or improperly repaired. (Continued)
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (30,1) 9-30 Driving and Operating Running the Vehicle Automatic While Parked { WARNING It can be dangerous to get out of Transmission It is better not to park with the The automatic transmission has a engine running. But if you ever have the vehicle if the automatic transmission shift lever is not fully shift lever located on the console to, here are some things to know. between the seats. in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. Do { WARNING not leave the vehicle when the The Driver Information Center (DIC) displays the current gear selected in Idling a vehicle in an enclosed engine is running unless you the lower left corner. When Sport area with poor ventilation is have to. If you have left the Mode is active, an S is displayed. dangerous. Engine exhaust may engine running, the vehicle can If Manual Mode or Electronic Range enter the vehicle. Engine exhaust move suddenly. You or others Select (ERS) Mode are active, an M contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) could be injured. To be sure the and the current gear selected (Tap vehicle will not move, even when Shift) or the maximum gear allowed which cannot be seen or smelled. you are on fairly level ground, (ERS Mode) are displayed next to It can cause unconsciousness the M. and even death. Never run the always set the parking brake and engine in an enclosed area that move the shift lever to P (Park). has no fresh air ventilation. For more information, see Engine Follow the proper steps to be sure Exhaust on page 9‑29. the vehicle will not move. See Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission) on page 9‑25. If parking on a hill and pulling a trailer, see Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips on page 9‑62.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (31,1) Driving and Operating 9-31 system. The regular brake must be { WARNING fully applied first and then the shift lever button pressed before shifting It is dangerous to get out of the from P (Park) when the ignition key vehicle if the shift lever is not fully is in ON/RUN. If you cannot shift out in P (Park) with the parking brake of P (Park), ease pressure on the firmly set. The vehicle can roll. shift lever, then push the shift lever Do not leave the vehicle when the all the way into P (Park) as you engine is running unless you maintain brake application. Then have to. If you have left the press the shift lever button and engine running, the vehicle can move the shift lever into another move suddenly. You or others gear. See Shifting out of Park on page 9‑26. could be injured. To be sure the P (Park): This position locks the vehicle will not move, even when R (Reverse): Use this gear to rear wheels. It is the best position to you are on fairly level ground, back up. use when starting the engine always set the parking brake and because the vehicle cannot move Notice: Shifting to R (Reverse) move the shift lever to P (Park). while the vehicle is moving easily. See Shifting Into Park (Automatic forward could damage the Transmission) on page 9‑25. transmission. The repairs would If you are pulling a trailer, see not be covered by the vehicle Driving Characteristics and warranty. Shift to R (Reverse) only Towing Tips on page 9‑62. after the vehicle is stopped. To rock the vehicle back and forth to Make sure the shift lever is fully in get out of snow, ice, or sand without P (Park) before starting the engine. damaging the transmission, see If The vehicle has an automatic the Vehicle Is Stuck on page 9‑13. transmission shift lock control
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (32,1) 9-32 Driving and Operating N (Neutral): In this position, the Notice: Shifting out of P (Park) or Powertrain Braking (V6 and engine does not connect with the N (Neutral) with the engine V8 Engines Except ZL1) wheels. To restart the engine when running at high speed may When driving on steep descents the vehicle is already moving, use damage the transmission. The with the shift lever in D (Drive) or N (Neutral) only. Also, use repairs would not be covered by M (Manual Mode) where frequent N (Neutral) when the vehicle is the vehicle warranty. Be sure the braking is required, the transmission being towed. engine is not running at high will shift down a gear to help hold speed when shifting the vehicle. vehicle speed and reduce brake { WARNING D (Drive): This position is for wear. If the driver continues to press normal driving. It provides the best the brake, the transmission will Shifting into a drive gear while the fuel economy. When the ZL1 is in downshift until 3 (Third) gear is engine is running at high speed is D (Drive), the first shift after start will reached. dangerous. Unless your foot is be from 1 (First) gear. Following firmly on the brake pedal, the If the brake is released for some starts will begin in 2 (Second) gear. time, the transmission will upshift a vehicle could move very rapidly. If more power is needed for gear. If the road levels out and the You could lose control and hit passing, and the vehicle is: accelerator pedal is pressed, the people or objects. Do not shift transmission will upshift until the into a drive gear while the engine . Going less than 56 km/h (35 mph), push the accelerator appropriate gear is reached. is running at high speed. pedal about halfway down. Notice: If the vehicle seems to . Going about 56 km/h (35 mph) or accelerate slowly or not shift more, push the accelerator all gears when you go faster, and the way down. you continue to drive the vehicle that way, you could damage the transmission. Have the vehicle serviced right away.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (33,1) Driving and Operating 9-33 M (Manual Mode): This position transmission may remain in a gear line or while turning. The allows the driver to select gears longer than it would in the normal transmission may remain in a gear appropriate for current driving driving mode based on throttle input longer than it would in the normal conditions. and vehicle lateral acceleration. driving mode based on throttle input With the shift lever in M (Manual If there is a rapid reduction in and vehicle lateral acceleration. Mode) position, vehicles with axle throttle from a heavy throttle If there is a rapid reduction in code GW8 will enter ERS Mode. position, the transmission will throttle from a heavy throttle See Manual Mode on page 9‑34. maintain the current gear up to near position, the transmission will redline rpm. While braking, the maintain the current gear up to With the shift lever in M (Manual transmission will automatically approximately 4600 rpm. While Mode) position, and without using downshift to the next lower gear braking, the transmission will the Tap Shift controls on the keeping engine speed above automatically downshift to the next steering wheel, vehicles with any approximately 3000 rpm. If the lower gear keeping engine speed axle other than GW8 will be in Sport vehicle is then driven for a short below approximately 3000 rpm. Mode. Sport Mode provides firmer, time at a steady speed, and If the vehicle is then driven for a quicker shifting. The transmission without high cornering loads, the short time at a steady speed, and will shift automatically until the Tap transmission will up-shift one gear without high cornering loads, the Shift controls are used. Tap Shift at a time, until 6 (Sixth) gear. After transmission will up-shift one gear activates driver manual gear shifting to 6 (Sixth) gear, or coming at a time, until 6 (Sixth) gear. After selection. See Manual Mode on to a complete stop, the transmission shifting to 6 (Sixth) gear, or coming page 9‑34. will return to normal Sport Mode to a complete stop, the transmission V6 models without Axle GW8, shifting. will return to normal sport mode V8 models except ZL1 shifting. ZL1 While driving in Sport Mode, if Tap While driving in Sport Mode, if Tap Shift has not been activated, the Shift has not been activated, the transmission determines when the transmission determines when the vehicle is being driven in a vehicle is being driven in a competitive manner. The competitive manner, in a straight
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (34,1) 9-34 Driving and Operating If the vehicle detects aggressive Vehicles with this feature have operate in. This means that all cornering, even without a heavy indicators on the steering wheel. gears below that number are application of the throttle, the The controls are on the back of the available. For example, when transmission will downshift and hold steering wheel. 4 (Fourth) is shown next to the M, a lower gear to near redline rpm, to To use this feature: 1 (First) through 4 (Fourth) gears are aid in vehicle handling balance and automatically shifted by the vehicle. to improve corner exit speeds. 1. Move the shift lever to The transmission will not shift into M (Manual Mode). 5 (Fifth) until the + (Plus) button is Manual Mode 2. Press the plus/minus buttons used or you shift back into D (Drive). located on the back of the While in M (Manual Mode), the Electronic Range Select steering wheel, to increase or transmission will prevent shifting to (ERS) Mode decrease the gear range a lower gear range if the engine Vehicles with axle code GW8 have available. speed is too high. The DIC will still an ERS Mode. ERS Mode allows When you shift from D (Drive) to indicate the lower gear range you to choose the top-gear limit of M (Manual Mode), the transmission selected, but the transmission will the transmission with fully automatic will shift to a lower gear range. The not initiate the downshift until the gear selection. This can help control highest gear available for this range vehicle has met a minimum speed the vehicles speed while driving is displayed next to the M in the requirement. downhill or towing a trailer. The DIC. The number displayed in the vehicle has an electronic shift DIC is the highest gear that the position indicator within the transmission will be allowed to instrument panel cluster. When using the ERS mode a number will display next to the M, indicating the current maximum gear allowed.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (35,1) Driving and Operating 9-35 Tap Shift Tap the left control to downshift, and the right control to upshift. The DIC display indicates the gear the vehicle is in. While in M (Manual Mode), the transmission will prevent shifting to a lower gear if the engine speed is ZL1 vehicles equipped with a too high. If the tap down − (Minus) Head-Up Display (HUD) also have button is held while the vehicle shift timing lights across the top of slows down, the M in the DIC will the display. As you approach a shift flash, and the downshift will be point, the row of lights grow closer allowed when vehicle speed is low together. The transmission should enough. Continuing to hold the tap be shifted before the lights come down − (Minus) button will not cause together in the middle of the display. Vehicles with any axle other than the transmission to continue If the lights begin flashing, you have GW8 have a Tap Shift Mode. Tap downshifting. Each downshift must exceeded the shift point. Shift Shift allows the driver to manually be requested separately by immediately. control the automatic transmission. releasing and reapplying the tap To use Tap Shift, the shift lever must down − (Minus) button. be in M (Manual Mode). Vehicles with this feature have indicators on the steering wheel. The controls are on the back of the steering wheel.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (36,1) 9-36 Driving and Operating See Driver Information Center (DIC) The driver may use this for sport When coasting to a stop in Tap Shift on page 5‑26 and Head-Up Display driving or when climbing or Mode, the V6 transmission will (HUD) on page 5‑30. descending hills, to stay in gear automatically downshift to 1 (First) When in Tap Shift Mode, the longer, or to downshift for more gear, and the V8 transmission will driver can exit Tap Shift by holding power or engine braking. The automatically downshift to the right (upshift) control for transmission will only allow you to 2 (Second) gear. A 1 (First) gear two seconds. The transmission will shift into gears appropriate for the start can be selected using the Tap return to automatic shifting. vehicle speed and engine Shift controls on V8 models. When revolutions per minute (rpm). The accelerating from a stop, the The driver may choose to briefly transmission will not automatically transmissions will hold these gears enter Tap Shift Mode while in shift to the next higher gear if the until the driver manually selects D (Drive). Tapping either the upshift engine rpm is too high. If shifting is higher gears using the Tap Shift or downshift control will place the prevented for any reason, the controls. transmission in Tap Shift Mode. The message SHIFT DENIED will driver may then exit Tap Shift Mode When accelerating the vehicle from appear in the DIC, indicating that a stop in snowy and icy conditions, by holding the upshift control for the transmission has not shifted two seconds. The system will you may want to shift into gears. While in the Tap Shift Mode, 2 (Second) gear. A higher gear ratio return to automatic shifting after the transmission will not 10 seconds of cruising at a steady allows you to gain more traction on automatically downshift on hard slippery surfaces. ZL1 vehicles may speed, or when the vehicle comes acceleration. to a stop. also be shifted into 3 (Third) gear.
  • Chevrolet Camaro Owner Manual (Include Mex) - 2012 Black plate (37,1) Driving and Operating 9-37 Manual Transmission Shift Pattern (V6 Engine) You can shift into 1 (First) when you are going less than 64 km/h Shift Pattern (V8 Engines) (40 mph). If you come to a complete stop and it is hard to shift into 1 (First), put the shift lever in Neutral and let up on the clutch. Press the clutch pedal back down. Then shift into 1 (First). 2 (Second): Press the clutch pedal as you let up on the accelerator pedal and shift into 2 (Second). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal. These are the shift patterns for the 3 (Third), 4 (Fourth), 5 (Fifth), and six-speed manual transmissions. 6 (Sixth): Shift into 3 (Third), To operate the transmission: 4 (Fourth), 5 (Fifth), and 6 (Sixth) the same way you do for 2 (Second). 1 (First): Press the clutch pedal Slowly let up on the clutch pedal as and shift into 1 (First). Then slowly you press the accelerator pedal. let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal. To stop, let up on the accelerator pedal and press the brake pedal. Just before the vehicle stops, press the clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to Neutral.
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