Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Handbook

20chevrolet Equinox 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 Seat Height Adjuster 7 Manual Lumbar 8 Manual Reclining Seatbacks 9 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 10 Head Restraints 11 Passenger Folding Seatback 12 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 13 Split Folding Rear Seat 14 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 15 Safety Belts They Are For Everyone 16 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 17 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 18 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 19 Questions And Answers About 20 How To Wear Safety Belts Properly 21 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 22 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 23 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 24 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 25 Q What Is Wrong With This 26 Q What Is Wrong With This 27 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 28 Lap-shoulder Belt 29 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 30 Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster 31 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 32 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 33 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy 34 Older Children 35 Q What Is The Proper Way To Wear Safety Belts 36 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 37 Nfants And Young Children 38 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 39 Q What Are The Different Types Of Add-on Child 40 Child Restraint Systems 41 Securing An Add-on Child Restraint 42 Securing The Child Within The 43 Where To Put The Restraint 44 Configurations For Use Of Child 45 Lower Anchors And Tethers For 46 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 47 I Top Tether Anchor 48 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 49 Securing A Child Restraint Designed For 50 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 51 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 52 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 53 Securing A Child Restraint In A 54 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 55 Securing A Child Restraint In The 56 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 57 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 58 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 59 • A Frontal Airbag For The Driver 60 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 61 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 62 Where Are The Airbags 63 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 64 When Should An Airbag Nflate 65 • F The Vehicle Hits A Stationary Object, The Airbags 66 What Makes An Airbag Nflate 67 What Will You See After An 68 Passenger Sensing System 69 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 70 • The Right Front Passenger Seat Is Unoccupied 71 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 72 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 73 Servicing Your Airbag-equipped 74 Q Because  Have A Disability,  Have To Get My 75 Checking The Restraint Systems 76 Replacing Restraint System Parts 77 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 78 Section 2 Features And Controls 79 Section 2 Features And Controls 80 Keys 81 Remote Keyless Entry Rke 82 Remote Keyless Entry Rke 83 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 84 Matching Transmitters To 85 Remote Vehicle Start 86 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 87 Door Locks 88 Power Door Locks 89 Rear Door Security Locks 90 Liftgate 91 Liftgate Operation With Loss Of Power 92 Windows 93 Power Windows 94 Sun Visors 95 Pass-key 96 1 Stamped On It 97 New Vehicle Break-n 98 Retained Accessory Power Rap 99 Starting The Engine 100 Engine Coolant Heater 101 Automatic Transmission Operation 102 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 103 Transmission Overheating 104 Automatic Transmission Operation 105 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 106 Manual Shift Mode Msm 107 Transmission Overheating 108 Parking Brake 109 Shifting Nto Park P 110 Leaving Your Vehicle With The 111 Shifting Out Of Park P 112 Engine Exhaust 113 Running The Engine While Parked 114 Manual Rearview Mirror 115 Outside Power Mirrors 116 Onstar Services 117 Onstar Hands-free Calling 118 Onstar Steering Wheel Controls 119 Glove Box 120 Luggage Carrier 121 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 122 Rear Compartment Storage 123 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 124 Rear Seat Armrest 125 Table 126 Convenience Net 127 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 128 Section 3 Nstrument Panel 129 Section 3 Nstrument Panel 130 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 131 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 132 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 133 Hazard Warning Flashers 134 Turn Signal/multifunction Lever 135 Turn And Lane-change Signals 136 Windshield Wipers 137 Windshield Washer 138 Jon/off Press This Button To Turn The Cruise Control 139 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 140 Headlamps 141 Daytime Running Lamps Drl 142 Fog Lamps 143 Dome Lamp 144 Electric Power Management 145 Accessory Power Outlets 146 Climate Control System 147 @ Recirculation Press This Button To Recirculate 148 Defogging And Defrosting 149 Outlet Adjustment 150 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 151 Warning Lights, Gages, 152 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 153 Speedometer And Odometer 154 Safety Belt Reminders 155 Passenger Airbag Status Ndicator 156 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 157 Charging System Light 158 Brake System Warning Light 159 Antilock Brake System 160 Engine Coolant Temperature 161 Tire Pressure Light 162 F The Light Is Flashing 163 F The Light S On Steady 164 Oil Pressure Light 165 Change Engine Oil Light 166 Reduced Engine Power Light 167 All-wheel Drive Disabled Light 168 Service Vehicle Soon Light 169 Low Fuel Warning Light 170 Dic Operation And Displays 171 Vehicle Nformation Menu Tems 172 Units 173 Dic Compass 174 V To Change Compass Zone 175 V To Calibrate Compas Compass 176 Dic Warnings And Messages 177 Buckle Passenger Seatbelt 178 Check Tire Pressure 179 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 180 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 181 Service All Wheel Drive 182 Service Stabilitrak 183 Stabilitrak Not Ready 184 Tire Learning Active 185 Dic Vehicle Personalization 186 Auto Lock 187 Remote Lock 188 Remote Unlock 189 Exit Lightng Lighting 190 Chime Volume 191 V To Exit 192 Setting The Time 193 Single Cd Mp3 Or A Single Cd And 194 • Another Way To Increase The Time Or Date, 195 Radios 196 Radio Data System Rds 197 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 198 Storing A Radio Station As A Favorite 199 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 200 • Depending On The Radio, Another Way To Navigate 201 F Knob To Display The Category To 202 Playing A Cd Single Cd Player 203 Z Eject Base Radio With Cd Press To Eject The 204 ^ Button A Beep Sounds 205 Playing A Cd N Either The Dvd 206 Srev Fast Reverse Press And Hold To Reverse 207 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 208 Using The Dvd Player 209 Opower Press To Turn The Radio On Or Off Turn 210 Fwd Fast Forward Press To Fast Forward The 211 Qreturn Press To Exit The Current Active Menu 212 Cbutton On The Remote Control, Or Press The 213 Opower/volume Turn Clockwise Or 214 Using An Mp3 Radio With Cd 215 S C Previous 216 ^ Button And Wait For The 217 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 218 H Music Navigator Use The Music Navigator 219 Using An Mp3 Radio With Cd 220 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 221 File System And Naming 222 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 223 H Music Navigator Use The Music Navigator 224 Xm Radio Messages 225 Navigation/radio System 226 Rear Seat Entertainment Rse 227 Battery Replacement 228 Audio/video A/v Jacks 229 Audio Output 230 Remote Control 231 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 232 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 233 Battery Replacement 234 Dvd Display Error Messages 235 Theft-deterrent Feature 236 G Mute/voice Recognition Press And Release 237 Radio Reception 238 Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle 239 Defensive Driving 240 Control Of A Vehicle 241 Braking 242 Antilock Brake System Abs 243 Braking In Emergencies 244 Stabilitrak 245 All-wheel Drive Awd System 246 Steering 247 Hydraulic Power Steering 248 Steering In Emergencies 249 Off-road Recovery 250 Loss Of Control 251 Driving At Night 252 Hydroplaning 253 Before Leaving On A Long Trip 254 Winter Driving 255 Driving On Snow Or Ce 256 F You Are Caught In A Blizzard 257 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 258 F Your Vehicle Is Stuck In Sand, 259 Rocking Your Vehicle To Get T Out 260 Label Example 261 Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit 262 Example 2 Example 3 263 Certification Label 264 • Put Things In The Cargo Area Of Your 265 Towing Your Vehicle 266 Dinghy Towing 267 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 268 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 269 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 270 Towing A Trailer 271 F You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer 272 Weight Of The Trailer Tongue 273 Total Weight On Your Vehicle’s Tires 274 Driving With A Trailer 275 Electronic Trailer Sway Control 276 Making Turns 277 Parking On Hills 278 Section 5 Service And Appearance Care 279 Section 5 Service And Appearance Care 280 Accessories And Modifications 281 California Perchlorate Materials 282 Adding Equipment To The Outside Of 283 Gasoline Specifications 284 Additives 285 Filling The Tank 286 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 287 Filling A Portable Fuel Container 288 Hood Release 289 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 290 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 291 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 292 Engine Oil 293 When To Add Engine Oil 294 What Kind Of Engine Oil To Use 295 Engine Oil Life System 296 Engine Air Cleaner/filter 297 How To Nspect The Engine Air 298 Automatic Transmission Fluid 299 Engine Coolant 300 Checking Coolant 301 Engine Overheating 302 F No Steam S Coming From Your 303 Overheated Engine Protection 304 Caution Continued 305 How To Add Coolant To The Coolant 306 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 307 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 308 Power Steering Fluid 309 Windshield Washer Fluid 310 Brakes 311 Brake Wear 312 Battery 313 Jump Starting 314 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 315 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 316 Caution Continued 317 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 318 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 319 Transfer Case Power Transfer Unit 320 Carrier Assembly-differential 321 Halogen Bulbs 322 Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, 323 Tj;3 324 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 325 Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps 326 License Plate Lamp 327 Replacement Bulbs 328 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 329 Caution Continued 330 Tire Sidewall Labeling 331 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 332 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 333 Tire Terminology And Definitions 334 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 335 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 336 A Tire Information System That 337 When To Check 338 High-speed Operation 339 Tire Pressure Monitor System 340 Tire Pressure Monitor Operation 341 Tpms Malfunction Light And Message 342 Tpms Sensor Matching Process 343 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 344 Tire Nspection And Rotation 345 When T S Time For New Tires 346 Buying New Tires 347 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 348 Different Size Tires And Wheels 349 The Traction Grade Assigned To This 350 Wheel Alignment And Tire Balance 351 Tire Chains 352 F A Tire Goes Flat 353 Changing A Flat Tire 354 Removing The Spare Tire And Tools 355 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 356 Removing The Flat Tire And 357 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 358 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 359 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 360 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 361 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 362 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 363 Storing A Flat Or Spare Tire And 364 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 365 Compact Spare Tire 366 Nterior Cleaning 367 Fabric/carpet 368 Using Cleaner On Fabric 369 Leather 370 Nstrument Panel, Vinyl, And Other 371 Washing Your Vehicle 372 Finish Care 373 Aluminum Or Chrome-plated Wheels 374 Tires 375 Vehicle Care/appearance Materials 376 Vehicle Dentification Number N 377 Add-on Electrical Equipment 378 Nstrument Panel Fuse Block 379 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 380 Engine Compartment Fuse Block 381 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 382 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 383 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 384 Capacities And Specifications 385 Engine Specifications 386 Section 6 Maintenance Schedule 387 Ntroduction 388 • Carry Passengers And Cargo Within Recommended 389 Scheduled Maintenance 390 Scheduled Maintenance 391 Additional Required Services 392 Maintenance Footnotes 393 Owner Checks And Services 394 At Each Fuel Fill 395 At Least Once A Year 396 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 397 Recommended Fluids And 398 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 399 Maintenance Replacement Parts 400 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 401 Maintenance Record 402 Maintenance Record Cont’d 403 Maintenance Record Cont’d 404 Section 7 Customer Assistance Nformation 405 Customer Satisfaction Procedure 406 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 407 Online Owner Center 408 Customer Assistance For Text 409 Gm Mobility Reimbursement 410 Roadside Assistance Program 411 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 412 Scheduling Service Appointments 413 Transportation Options 414 Collision Damage Repair 415 Nsuring Your Vehicle 416 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 417 Reporting Safety Defects To The 418 Reporting Safety Defects To The 419 Current And Past Model Order Forms 420 Event Data Recorders 421 Onstar 422 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 423 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 424 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 425 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 426 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 427 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 428 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 429 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 430 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 431 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 432 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 433 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox Manual 434 Chevrolet 2008 Equinox 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Seats and Restraint Systems
........................... 1-1
Front Seats
............................................... 1-2
Rear Seats
.............................................. 1-10
Safety Belts
............................................. 1-12
Child Restraints
....................................... 1-31
Airbag System
......................................... 1-56
Restraint System Check
............................ 1-72
Features and Controls
..................................... 2-1
Keys
........................................................ 2-3
Doors and Locks
...................................... 2-10
Windows
................................................. 2-15
Theft-Deterrent Systems
............................ 2-17
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
........... 2-20
Mirrors
.................................................... 2-37
OnStar
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System
...................................... 2-39
Storage Areas
......................................... 2-42
Sunroof
.................................................. 2-49
Instrument Panel
............................................. 3-1
Instrument Panel Overview
.......................... 3-4
Climate Controls
...................................... 3-19
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
........ 3-24
Driver Information Center (DIC)
.................. 3-42
Audio System(s)
....................................... 3-64
Driving Your Vehicle
....................................... 4-1
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
..... 4-2
Towing
................................................... 4-28
Service and Appearance Care
.......................... 5-1
Service
..................................................... 5-3
Fuel
......................................................... 5-5
Checking Things Under the Hood
............... 5-10
All-Wheel Drive
........................................ 5-42
Headlamp Aiming
..................................... 5-44
Bulb Replacement
.................................... 5-44
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
......... 5-50
Tires
...................................................... 5-52
Appearance Care
..................................... 5-89
Vehicle Identification
................................. 5-99
Electrical System
.................................... 5-100
Capacities and Specifications
................... 5-107
Maintenance Schedule
..................................... 6-1
Maintenance Schedule
................................ 6-2
Customer Assistance Information
.................... 7-1
Customer Assistance and Information
........... 7-2
Reporting Safety Defects
........................... 7-14
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
........... 7-16
Index
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual M