Chevrolet 2008 Colorado User Manual

20chevrolet Colorado Owner Manual M 1 Canadian Owners 2 Using This Manual 3 Vehicle Damage Warnings 4 Section 1 Seats And Restraint Systems 5 Manual Seats 6 Power Seats 7 Power Lumbar 8 Reclining Seatbacks 9 Power Reclining Seatbacks 10 Head Restraints 11 Seatback Latches 12 Rear Seat Operation Extended Cab 13 Rear Seat Operation Crew Cab 14 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 15 Safety Belts They Are For Everyone 16 Why Safety Belts Work 17 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 18 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 19 Questions And Answers About 20 How To Wear Safety Belts Properly 21 Q What Is Wrong With This 22 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 23 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 24 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 25 Q What Is Wrong With This 26 Q What Is Wrong With This 27 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 28 Lap-shoulder Belt 29 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 30 Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster 31 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides 32 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 33 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 34 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy 35 Safety Belt Extender 36 Older Children 37 Q What Is The Proper Way To Wear Safety Belts 38 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 39 Nfants And Young Children 40 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 41 Q What Are The Different Types Of Add-on Child 42 Child Restraint Systems 43 Securing An Add-on Child Restraint In 44 Securing The Child Within The Child 45 Where To Put The Restraint 46 Lower Anchors And Tethers For 47 Lower Anchors 48 I Top Tether Anchor 49 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 50 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 51 Securing A Child Restraint Designed For 52 Crew Cab — Rear Seat 53 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 54 Extended Cab — Rear Seat 55 Front Seat — Regular/extended Cab 56 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 57 Securing A Child Restraint In A Rear 58 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 59 Securing A Child Restraint In The 60 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 61 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 62 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 63 • A Frontal Airbag For The Driver 64 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 65 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 66 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 67 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 68 When Should An Airbag Nflate 69 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 70 What Makes An Airbag Nflate 71 What Will You See After An Airbag 72 Passenger Sensing System 73 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 74 • The Right Front Passenger Seat Is Unoccupied 75 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 76 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 77 Servicing Your Airbag-equipped 78 Q Because  Have A Disability,  Have To Get My 79 Checking The Restraint Systems 80 Replacing Restraint System Parts 81 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 82 Section 2 Features And Controls 83 Section 2 Features And Controls 84 Keys 85 Remote Keyless Entry Rke 86 Remote Keyless Entry Rke 87 Matching Transmitters To Your 88 Door Locks 89 Power Door Locks 90 Rear Door Security Locks 91 Tailgate 92 Removing The Tailgate 93 Manual Windows 94 Power Windows 95 Sliding Rear Window 96 Sun Visors 97 Passlock 98 Pass-key 99 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 100 New Vehicle Break-n 101 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 102 Retained Accessory Power Rap 103 Starting Procedure 104 Engine Coolant Heater 105 Automatic Transmission Operation 106 • Going Less Than About Mph Km/h, Push Your 107 Manual Transmission Operation 108 Up-shift Light 109 Four-wheel Drive 110 M Two-wheel High This Setting Is For Driving In 111 Shifting From Two-wheel High To 112 Shifting From Four-wheel Low To 113 Parking Brake 114 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 115 Shifting Nto Park P 116 Leaving Your Vehicle With The Engine 117 Shifting Out Of Park P 118 Parking Over Things That Burn 119 Running The Engine While Parked 120 Manual Rearview Mirror 121 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror 122 Temperature And Compass Display 123 Compass Variance 124 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror 125 Compass Operation 126 Outside Manual Mirrors 127 Outside Power Mirrors 128 Onstar Services 129 Onstar Hands-free Calling 130 How Onstar Service Works 131 Glove Box 132 Rear Storage Area 133 Qopen/vent Press And Hold This Button To Vent, 134 Section 3 Nstrument Panel 135 Section 3 Nstrument Panel 136 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 137 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 138 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 139 Hazard Warning Flashers 140 Tilt Wheel 141 Turn And Lane-change Signals 142 Flash-to-pass 143 Windshield Washer 144 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 145 Setting Cruise Control 146 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 147 Exterior Lamps 148 Headlamps On Reminder 149 Automatic Headlamp System 150 Exterior Cargo Lamps 151 Dome Lamp Override 152 Battery Run-down Protection 153 Ashtrays And Cigarette Lighter 154 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 155 Outlet Adjustment 156 Warning Lights, Gages, And 157 Nstrument Panel Cluster 158 Speedometer And Odometer 159 Safety Belt Reminders 160 Airbag Readiness Light 161 Passenger Airbag Status Ndicator 162 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 163 Charging System Light 164 Brake System Warning Light 165 Antilock Brake System 166 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage 167 Malfunction Ndicator Lamp 168 F The Light Is Flashing 169 Oil Pressure Light 170 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 171 Dic Operation And Displays 172 Trip Nformation 173 Automatic Door Locks 174 Remote Keyless Entry Rke Feedback 175 Dic Warnings And Messages 176 Change Oil 177 Low Tire 178 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 179 Traction Fault 180 Setting The Time 181 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 182 Radio Data System Rds 183 Playing The Radio 184 Finding A Station 185 Setting Preset Stations 186 Adjusting The Speakers Balance/fade 187 Finding A Program Type Pty Station 188 Setting Preset Ptys Rds Only 189 Radio Messages 190 Playing A Cd Radio With 191 X Previous This Button Is Inactive When 192 O Tune P Turning This Knob Fast Tracks Reverse Or 193 Playing A Specific Loaded Cd 194 { Rev Fast Reverse Press And Hold To Reverse 195 © Seek ¨ Press The Left Arrow To Go To The Start Of 196 Playing An Mp3/wma Cd-r Disc 197 Using An Mp3 198 Root Directory 199 Z Button Or The Displ Knob 200 Q Seek R Press The Left Seek Arrow To Go To The 201 Z Eject Press This Button To Eject A Cd Eject 202 Xm Radio Messages 203 Theft-deterrent Feature 204 Fixed Mast Antenna 205 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 206 Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle 207 Defensive Driving 208 Control Of A Vehicle 209 Antilock Brake System Abs 210 Braking In Emergencies 211 Limited-slip Rear Axle 212 Steering 213 Steering In Emergencies 214 Off-road Recovery 215 Loss Of Control 216 Off-road Driving 217 Loading Your Vehicle For Off-road 218 Environmental Concerns 219 Getting Familiar With Off-road Driving 220 • S The Path Ahead Clear 221 Driving On Off-road Hills 222 Driving Uphill 223 • Push The Brake Pedal To Stop The Vehicle And Keep It 224 Driving Downhill 225 Driving Across An Ncline 226 Stalling On An Ncline 227 Driving In Mud, Sand, Snow, Or Ce 228 Driving In Water 229 Driving At Night 230 Hydroplaning 231 Before Leaving On A Long Trip 232 Hill And Mountain Roads 233 Winter Driving 234 • Allow Greater Following Distance On Any 235 F You Are Caught In A Blizzard 236 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 237 F Your Vehicle Is Stuck In Sand, 238 Recovery Hooks 239 Label Example 240 Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit 241 Example 1 Example 2 242 Example 3 243 Label Example 244 See Loading Your 245 Truck-camper Loading Nformation 246 Towing Your Vehicle 247 Dinghy Towing 248 Dolly Towing 249 Four-wheel-drive Vehicles 250 Rear Towing Rear Wheels Off The Ground 251 Four-wheel-drive Vehicles 252 Towing A Trailer 253 F You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer 254 Weight Of The Trailer 255 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 256 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 257 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 258 Weight Of The Trailer Tongue 259 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 260 Total Weight On Your Vehicle’s Tires 261 Trailer Brakes 262 Following Distance 263 Driving On Grades 264 When You Are Ready To Leave After 265 Trailer Recommendations 266 Section 5 Service And Appearance Care 267 Section 5 Service And Appearance Care 268 Accessories And Modifications 269 California Perchlorate Materials 270 Adding Equipment To The Outside 271 Gasoline Specifications 272 Fuels In Foreign Countries 273 Filling The Tank 274 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 275 Filling A Portable Fuel Container 276 Hood Release 277 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 278 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 279 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 280 Engine Oil 281 When To Add Engine Oil 282 What Kind Of Engine Oil To Use 283 Engine Oil Life System 284 How To Reset The Engine Oil Life 285 Engine Air Cleaner/filter 286 Automatic Transmission Fluid 287 How To Check Automatic 288 Checking The Fluid Level 289 Manual Transmission Fluid 290 How To Add Fluid 291 Hydraulic Clutch 292 Engine Coolant 293 What To Use 294 Adding Coolant 295 Radiator Pressure Cap 296 F No Steam S Coming From Your 297 Cooling System 298 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 299 How To Add Coolant To The Coolant 300 How To Add Coolant To The Radiator 301 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 302 Engine Fan Noise 303 Windshield Washer Fluid 304 Brakes 305 Checking Brake Fluid 306 Brake Wear 307 Brake Pedal Travel 308 Battery 309 Jump Starting 310 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 311 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 312 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 313 Rear Axle 314 Transfer Case 315 When To Check And Change Lubricant 316 Halogen Bulbs 317 Headlamps 318 Front Turn Signal, Parking And 319 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 320 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 321 License Plate Lamp 322 Windshield Wiper Blade 323 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 324 Caution Continued 325 Tire Sidewall Labeling 326 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 327 Tire Size 328 Tire Terminology And Definitions 329 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 330 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 331 Nflation - Tire Pressure 332 When To Check 333 High-speed Operation 334 Tire Pressure Monitor System 335 Tire Pressure Monitor Operation 336 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 337 Tpms Malfunction Light And Message 338 Tpms Sensor Matching Process 339 Tire Nspection And Rotation 340 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 341 When T S Time For New Tires 342 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 343 F You Use Bias-ply Tires On Your Vehicle, 344 The Traction Grade Assigned To This 345 Wheel Alignment And Tire Balance 346 Used Replacement Wheels 347 Tire Chains 348 F A Tire Goes Flat 349 Changing A Flat Tire 350 Removing The Spare Tire And Tools 351 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 352 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 353 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 354 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 355 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 356 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 357 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 358 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 359 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 360 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 361 Secondary Latch System 362 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 363 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 364 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 365 Storing A Flat Or Spare Tire 366 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 367 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 368 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 369 Spare Tire 370 Full-size Spare Tire 371 Nterior Cleaning 372 Fabric/carpet 373 Leather 374 Nstrument Panel, Vinyl, And Other 375 Washing Your Vehicle 376 Finish Care 377 Aluminum Or Chrome-plated 378 Tires 379 Vehicle Care/appearance Materials 380 Vehicle Dentification Number N 381 Windshield Wiper Fuses 382 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 383 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 384 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 385 Capacities And Specifications 386 Capacities And Specifications Cont’d 387 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 388 Section 6 Maintenance Schedule 389 Ntroduction 390 • Carry Passengers And Cargo Within Recommended 391 Scheduled Maintenance 392 Scheduled Maintenance 393 Additional Required Services 394 Maintenance Footnotes 395 Owner Checks And Services 396 At Each Fuel Fill 397 At Least Once A Year 398 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 399 Recommended Fluids And 400 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 401 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts 402 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 403 Maintenance Record 404 Maintenance Record Cont’d 405 Maintenance Record Cont’d 406 Section 7 Customer Assistance Nformation 407 Customer Satisfaction Procedure 408 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 409 Online Owner Center 410 Customer Assistance For Text 411 Gm Mobility Reimbursement 412 Roadside Assistance Program 413 • Emergency Tow From A Public Roadway 414 Scheduling Service Appointments 415 Courtesy Transportation 416 Additional Program Nformation 417 Collision Damage Repair 418 Nsuring Your Vehicle 419 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 420 Reporting Safety Defects To The 421 Reporting Safety Defects To The 422 Current And Past Model Order Forms 423 Event Data Recorders 424 Onstar 425 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 426 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 427 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 428 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 429 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 430 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 431 Chevrolet 2008 Colorado Manual 432 Chevrolet 2008 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Seats and Restraint Systems
........................... 1-1
Front Seats
............................................... 1-2
Rear Seats
............................................... 1-9
Safety Belts
............................................. 1-12
Child Restraints
....................................... 1-33
Airbag System
......................................... 1-60
Restraint System Check
............................ 1-76
Features and Controls
..................................... 2-1
Keys
........................................................ 2-3
Doors and Locks
....................................... 2-7
Windows
................................................. 2-12
Theft-Deterrent Systems
............................ 2-15
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
........... 2-19
Mirrors
.................................................... 2-39
OnStar
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System
...................................... 2-47
Storage Areas
......................................... 2-50
Sunroof
.................................................. 2-52
Instrument Panel
............................................. 3-1
Instrument Panel Overview
.......................... 3-4
Climate Controls
...................................... 3-20
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
........ 3-23
Driver Information Center (DIC)
.................. 3-38
Audio System(s)
....................................... 3-46
Driving Your Vehicle
....................................... 4-1
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
..... 4-2
Towing
................................................... 4-41
Service and Appearance Care
.......................... 5-1
Service
..................................................... 5-3
Fuel
......................................................... 5-5
Checking Things Under the Hood
............... 5-10
Rear Axle
............................................... 5-48
Four-Wheel Drive
..................................... 5-49
Front Axle
............................................... 5-50
Headlamp Aiming
..................................... 5-51
Bulb Replacement
.................................... 5-51
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
......... 5-57
Tires
...................................................... 5-59
Appearance Care
................................... 5-106
Vehicle Identification
............................... 5-115
Electrical System
.................................... 5-115
Capacities and Specifications
................... 5-120
Maintenance Schedule
..................................... 6-1
Maintenance Schedule
................................ 6-2
Customer Assistance Information
.................... 7-1
Customer Assistance and Information
........... 7-2
Reporting Safety Defects
........................... 7-15
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
........... 7-17
Index
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