You are on page 1of 423

18_CHEV_Equinox_COV_en_US_23143657A_26OCT16.

ai 1 10/20/2016 2:18:45 PM

2018 Equinox
C

M

Y
2018
CM

MY

Equinox Owner’s Manual
CY

CMY

K

chevrolet.com (U.S.)
23143657 A chevrolet.gm.ca (Canada)

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . 31
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . 110
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 165
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . 196
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 367
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . 386
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . 396
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

2 Introduction

Introduction This manual describes features that
may or may not be on the vehicle
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
because of optional equipment that 47911 Halyard Drive
was not purchased on the vehicle, Plymouth, MI 48170
model variants, country USA
specifications, features/applications
that may not be available in your Using this Manual
region, or changes subsequent to
the printing of this owner’s manual. To quickly locate information about
the vehicle, use the Index in the
The names, logos, emblems, Refer to the purchase back of the manual. It is an
slogans, vehicle model names, and documentation relating to your alphabetical list of what is in the
vehicle body designs appearing in specific vehicle to confirm the manual and the page number where
this manual including, but not limited features. it can be found.
to, GM, the GM logo, CHEVROLET,
the CHEVROLET Emblem, and Keep this manual in the vehicle for
EQUINOX are trademarks and/or quick reference. About Driving the Vehicle
service marks of General Motors As with other vehicles of this type,
LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, Canadian Vehicle Owners failure to operate this vehicle
or licensors. A French language manual can be correctly may result in loss of
For vehicles first sold in Canada, obtained from your dealer, at control or an accident. Be sure to
substitute the name “General www.helminc.com, or from: read the driving guidelines in this
Motors of Canada Company” for manual in the section called “Driving
Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it Propriétaires Canadiens and Operating” and specifically
appears in this manual. On peut obtenir un exemplaire de Driver Behavior 0 197, Driving
ce guide en français auprès du Environment 0 197, and Vehicle
concessionnaire ou à l'adresse Design 0 197.
suivante:
Litho in U.S.A.
©
Part No. 23143657 A First Printing 2016 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Introduction 3

Danger, Warning, and Vehicle Symbol Chart
Caution Here are some additional symbols
that may be found on the vehicle
Warning messages found on vehicle and what they mean. See the
labels and in this manual describe features in this manual for
hazards and what to do to avoid or information.
reduce them. A circle with a slash through it is a
safety symbol which means “Do
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
{ Danger Not,” “Do not do this,” or “Do not let # : Air Conditioning
this happen.” ! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result Symbols $ : Brake System Warning Light
in serious injury or death. " : Charging System
The vehicle has components and
labels that use symbols instead of I : Cruise Control
text. Symbols are shown along with ` : Do Not Puncture
{ Warning the text describing the operation or
^ : Do Not Service
information relating to a specific
Warning indicates a hazard that component, control, message, B : Engine Coolant Temperature
could result in injury or death. gauge, or indicator.
O : Exterior Lamps
M : Shown when the owner’s
manual has additional instructions _ : Flame/Fire Prohibited
Caution or information. . : Fuel Gauge
* : Shown when the service + : Fuses
Caution indicates a hazard that manual has additional instructions
could result in property or vehicle or information. 3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
damage. Changer
0 : Shown when there is more j : LATCH System Child Restraints
information on another page —
“see page.” * : Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

4 Introduction

: : Oil Pressure
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Seat Belt Reminders
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak
a : Under Pressure
M : Windshield Washer Fluid

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

In Brief 5

In Brief Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Performance and Maintenance
Traction Control/Electronic
Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Instrument Panel Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . 26
Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . . . 21 Fuel (LYX - 1.5L L4 Turbo
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Initial Drive Information Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . 21 Fuel (LTG - 2.0L L4 Turbo
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . 8 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Stop/Start System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Driver Information Fuel (Diesel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . 27
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . 9 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Driving for Better Fuel
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Forward Automatic Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Diesel Particulate Filter . . . . . . . . 28
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . 23 Diesel Exhaust Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . 24 Roadside Assistance
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . 24 Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . 13 Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 14 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Passenger Sensing System . . . 14 Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Universal Remote System . . . . . 25
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . 15 Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . 17
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

6 In Brief

Instrument Panel

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

In Brief 7

1. Air Vents 0 194. 11. Wireless Charging 0 118 Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
2. Turn Signal Lever. See Turn (If Equipped). System 0 245 (If Equipped).
and Lane-Change Signals 12. USB Port 0 173. Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 251
0 160. Auxiliary Input Jack. See (If Equipped).
IntelliBeam® System Button (If Auxiliary Devices 0 179. 21. Hood Release. See Hood
Equipped). See Exterior Lamp 13. Assistance Systems for 0 278.
Controls 0 157. Parking or Backing 0 242 22. Fog Lamps 0 161
3. Instrument Cluster 0 120. (If Equipped). (If Equipped).
Driver Information Center (DIC) All-Wheel Drive 0 232 23. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 157.
Display. See Driver Information (If Equipped). 24. Data Link Connector (DLC)
Center (DIC) 0 137. Tow/Haul Mode 0 231 (Out of View). See Malfunction
4. Windshield Wiper/Washer 14. Electric Parking Brake 0 234. Indicator Lamp 0 129.
0 112. 25. Instrument Panel Illumination
15. Shift Lever. See Automatic
5. Infotainment 0 165. Transmission 0 228. Control 0 161.
6. Light Sensor. See Automatic 16. ENGINE START/STOP Button.
Headlamp System 0 159. See Ignition Positions 0 213.
7. Hazard Warning Flashers 17. Steering Wheel Controls 0 111.
0 160.
Traction Control/Electronic
8. Climate Control Systems 0 189 Stability Control 0 236.
(If Equipped).
18. Horn 0 112.
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 191 (If Equipped). 19. Steering Wheel Adjustment
0 111 (Out of View).
9. Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 66 (If Equipped). 20. Cruise Control 0 239.
10. Power Outlets 0 116. Heated Steering Wheel 0 112
(If Equipped).

See Starting the Engine 0 215. .crc . The key can be restart even while the brake is See Keys 0 31 and Remote Keyless used for all locks. This section provides a brief The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter may work up to Q : Press to lock all doors. Lock and unlock feedback can be not be on your specific vehicle. Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 32. Press and hold for at The vehicle may have a fuel saving least three seconds to sound the stop/start system to shut off the engine and help conserve fuel. See Vehicle Personalization 0 144.S.10/24/16 8 In Brief Initial Drive Remote Keyless Entry For vehicles with the manual (RKE) System liftgate. engine will restart. personalized. refer to each of the features which can be b : If equipped with the power found later in this owner’s manual./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the Press the button on the side to engine from outside the vehicle. When the brakes are applied and the vehicle is at a complete stop. For more detailed information. press twice quickly until the liftgate begins to move. Stop/Start System 7 : Press and release to initiate vehicle locator. liftgate.2018 . K : Press to unlock the driver door or all doors depending on vehicle personalization settings. press K twice within Information five seconds to unlock the liftgate. The engine may remove the key. When the With Remote Start and Power immediately press and hold / for at brake pedal is released or the Liftgate Shown least four seconds to start the accelerator pedal is pushed. Press 7 again to cancel the panic alarm. / : Press Q and release and then the engine may turn off. applied.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. overview about some of the important features that may or may 60 m (197 ft) away from the vehicle. panic alarm.

/Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . When unlocking from the Canceling a Remote Start driver door.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. handle when the RKE transmitter is Remote start can be extended. press again within To cancel a remote start. Start the vehicle normally after entering. the engine can be To lock or unlock the vehicle from started from outside of the vehicle. inside the vehicle. the first press unlocks that door. Turn the vehicle on and then off. pull once on the door handle to unlock it. The five seconds to unlock all passenger the following: indicator light in the switch will come doors. Turn on the hazard warning See Door Locks 0 40. To manually unlock a door from . When the vehicle starts. K : Press to unlock the doors. the parking Press the button on the driver door lamps will turn on. the outside. flashers. Immediately press and hold / for at least four seconds or until the turn signal lamps flash. parking lamps turn off. . See Remote Keyless Entry on when the door is locked.2018 .S. do one of Q : Press to lock the doors. press Q or K on the Starting the Vehicle Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. . Press and release Q on the RKE transmitter. Press and hold / until the (RKE) System Operation 0 32. 2.crc . 1. within 1 m (3 ft) of the driver door handle. and a See Remote Vehicle Start 0 39. second time to open it.10/24/16 In Brief 9 Remote Vehicle Start Door Locks Keyless Access If equipped.

To operate.crc . The taillamps bumper between the left exhaust Unlock the vehicle before opening flash when the power liftgate pipe and the license plate. press to open or pull to close the window. This may cause the liftgate to be unlatched./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 219.2018 . or in Retained Accessory Power (RAP).10/24/16 10 In Brief Liftgate On vehicles with a power liftgate. moves. Hands-Free Liftgate Power Liftgate Operation The liftgate will not operate if the RKE transmitter is not within 1 m (3 ft). pad under the liftgate handle and turning the dial on the switch to lift up. either the 3/4 or MAX position. it back. closing the liftgate. kick your foot straight up the vehicle must be in P (Park) to in one swift motion under rear Manual Liftgate Operation use the power feature. then pull the liftgate.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Power windows work when the ignition is on. . To open the liftgate. press the touch Choose the power liftgate mode by See Liftgate 0 44. Windows Press 8 to open or close the Do not press the touch pad while liftgate. Using the window switch.S. in ACC/ACCESSORY.

Try to move the seat back and Reclining Seatbacks disabled if they are used repeatedly forth to be sure it is locked in within a short time. To return the seatback to an upright position: 2. applying pressure to the seatback. Move the seatback to the Move the lever up or down to desired position. 2./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .crc . the lever to lock the seatback See Seat Adjustment 0 61. Lift the lever fully without handle. Pull the handle at the front of the seat. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Seat Height Adjuster Seat Adjustment Manual Front Seats To recline the manual seatback: 1. then release manually raise or lower the seat. place.10/24/16 In Brief 11 The windows will be temporarily 3. To adjust a manual seat: 3. in place. .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. and the seatback returns to the upright position. 1. See Power Windows 0 53.2018 . Lift the lever. Slide the seat to the desired position and release the 1.S.

Lumbar Adjustment to make sure it is locked. To adjust a power driver seat. .2018 . Tilt the top of the control decrease lumbar support.crc . Power Driver Seat To recline a power seatback. . rearward to recline. See Reclining Seatbacks 0 62. . . Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control See Reclining Seatbacks 0 62. press and hold the front if equipped: or rear of the control to increase or . If equipped.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S. if equipped: .10/24/16 12 In Brief 2. Tilt the top of the control forward to raise. forward or rearward./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the rear of the control up or down. See Lumbar Adjustment 0 62. Push and pull on the seatback See Power Seat Adjustment 0 61. Raise or lower the front part of the seat cushion by moving the front of the control up or down.

See Memory seat cushion and seatback./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . press and show the current setting.S. or C. adjust all available the engine must be running. a beep will sound. If equipped. hold 1. Seats Press the heated or ventilated button once for the highest setting. With each press of the button. . To heat the driver or passenger seat 2. feature positions may also be set. If available. 2. if equipped. the buttons are on the climate control panel. The drivers to store and recall their lights indicate three for the highest unique seat positions for driving the setting and one for the lowest. the heated or ventilated seat will change to the next lower setting. memory feature positions. To operate. Turn the ignition on and then press and release SET. Before storing.10/24/16 In Brief 13 Memory Features Then immediately press and hold 1. To manually M. Memory positions are linked to RKE transmitter 1 or 2 for automatic memory recalls.crc . Indicator lights on the button Heated and Ventilated show the current setting. memory seats allow two and then to the off setting. Other Seats 0 66.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or B until the saved To ventilate the driver or passenger position is reached. such as power mirrors and power steering wheel.2018 . press { Seats 0 63. Indicator lights on the button recall these positions. press L or until two beeps sound. or B (Exit) on the driver door cushion and seatback. and a shared exit position See Heated and Ventilated Front for getting out of the vehicle. vehicle.

Sensing System 0 83. The passenger sensing system . No other airbag Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 72.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. is affected by the passenger .2018 . certain conditions. See Head Restraints 0 59 and Seat Adjustment 0 61. To achieve a comfortable seating position. Lower Anchors and Tethers for sensing system. Refer to the following sections for important information on how to use seat belts properly: Mexico . change the seatback recline angle as little as necessary while keeping the seat and the head United States and Canada restraint height in the proper position.10/24/16 14 In Brief Head Restraint Seat Belts Passenger Sensing Adjustment System Do not drive until the head restraints for all occupants are installed and adjusted properly. Seat Belts 0 70.crc .S. passenger frontal airbag under ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . How to Wear Seat Belts Properly turns off the front outboard 0 71. . See Passenger Children (LATCH System) 0 96.

the mirror will automatically reduce the glare of the 1.2018 .10/24/16 In Brief 15 The passenger airbag status See Power Mirrors 0 51.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Press j or | to choose the 4. Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror To adjust the steering wheel: If equipped. Pull the lever up to lock the driver or passenger mirror./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . 1. Mirror Adjustment Manual Rearview Mirror Exterior If equipped. headlamps from behind. Steering Wheel indicator will light on the overhead console when the vehicle is started. To adjust the mirrors: closer or away from you. The 2. See Manual Rearview Mirror 0 53. Pull or push the steering wheel Dimming Rearview Mirror 0 53. Adjust the rearview mirror to clearly view the area behind the vehicle. . Move the steering wheel up dimming feature comes on when the or down.crc . Press the arrows on the control Do not adjust the steering wheel pad to move each mirror in the while driving. vehicle is started. desired direction. Pull the lever down. steering wheel in place.S. 2. See Automatic 3. push the tab forward for daytime use and pull it rearward for nighttime use to avoid glare of the headlamps from behind. Interior Adjustment See Passenger Airbag Status Adjustment Indicator 0 127.

The front reading lamps are in the An indicator light on the button will overhead console. Press j front reading lamps on or off. .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Rear Reading Lamps Press the lamp lens to turn the rear passenger reading lamps on or off.10/24/16 16 In Brief Interior Lighting + ON/OFF : Press to turn the dome lamps on manually. see Instrument Panel Illumination Control 0 161.2018 . The dome lamps will come on when doors are opened. To operate. The dome lamp controls are in the overhead console. turn on when the dome lamp Press the lamp lenses to turn the override is activated.crc . Dome Lamps Reading Lamps There are reading lamps on the overhead console and over the rear passenger doors. OFF again to deactivate this feature and the indicator light will turn off. press the following buttons: Front Reading Lamps j OFF : Press to turn off the dome lamps when a door is open.S. These lamps come on when any door is opened./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . For more information on interior lighting.

Turn the wiper lever down.S. wiper/washer. intermittent wipes. the headlamps will f : Pull the windshield wiper lever toward you to spray windshield automatically reactivate when the washer fluid and activate the wipers. With the ignition on or in and off automatically depending on ACC/ACCESSORY. windshield wiper lever to select the lever to operate the rear window . There are four positions. then turn the See: band up for more frequent wipes or down for less frequent wipes. together with the parking lamps and INT : Move the lever up to INT for instrument panel lights. headlamps.crc . Fog Lamps 0 161 The exterior lamp control is on the Windshield Wiper/Washer instrument panel to the left of the steering column. briefly move deactivates the AUTO mode.2018 . Exterior Lamp Controls 0 157 . vehicle is shifted out of P (Park)./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . In Canada. . The windshield wiper/washer lever is on the side of the steering AUTO : Turns the exterior lamps on Rear Window Wiper/Washer column.10/24/16 In Brief 17 Exterior Lighting 5 : Turns on the headlamps LO : Use for slow wipes. except the HI : Use for fast wipes. AUTO mode. O : Turns the exterior lamps off and 1X : For a single wipe. Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) 0 159 . hold the wiper lever down. : Turns on the parking lamps wiper speed. .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. move the Turn the end of the windshield wiper outside lighting. including all lamps. For several O again to reactivate the wipes. OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.

Air Delivery Mode Controls 5. 7./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . See Windshield Wiper/Washer 1. defrosting. ON : Slow wipes.2018 . and ventilation can be controlled with these systems.10/24/16 18 In Brief Climate Controls The vehicle's heating.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Temperature Control 9.crc . cooling. Recirculation 3.S. Defrost/Defog 4. 1 : Push the windshield wiper lever forward to spray washer fluid on the rear window. The lever automatically returns to its original position when released. MAX Defrost Seats (If Equipped) Washer 0 113. Fan Control 6. INT : Intermittent wipes. Climate Control System OFF : Turns the system off. Rear Window Defogger . Driver and Passenger Heated 0 112 and Rear Window Wiper/ 2. A/C (Air Conditioning) 8.

2.S. SYNC (Synchronized Climate Control System 0 191 Temperature) (If Equipped). Heated and Ventilated Front See Climate Control Systems 0 189 Seats (If Equipped) (If Equipped) or Dual Automatic 6. Rear Window Defogger 5. Fan Control available. See Manual Mode 0 230. MAX Defrost 9.2018 . to increase or Temperature Controls decrease the gear range 8. Power 3. 2. A/C (Air Conditioning) 11. Move the shift lever to L (Low). Driver and Passenger 7. Recirculation 4. Use this mode when driving downhill to limit the top gear and vehicle speed. Press the plus/minus button on 1. .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. To use this feature: 1. Air Delivery Mode Controls 10. AUTO (Automatic Operation) the shift lever.crc .10/24/16 In Brief 19 Dual Automatic Climate Control System Transmission Electronic Range Select (ERS) Mode ERS or manual mode allows for the selection of the range of gear positions./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

infotainment tasks while driving. You or others easily by pressing a single . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. manual for information on other available infotainment systems. . Turn to decrease or increase the . . . d: Limit your glances at the vehicle See Defensive Driving 0 198. Press and The infotainment system has built-in hold to fast forward. Radio: Press and release to fast displays and focus your attention To play the infotainment system with seek the next strongest station on driving. Press to turn the power on. any infotainment feature can cause a crash. Bluetooth phone capability. Press and hold to turn the this manual. and adjusting the g: speakers.S. Radio: Press and release to fast Taking your eyes off the road for too long or too often while using . USB/Music/Pictures: Press to go to the next content. system when on.2018 . Accessory Power (RAP) 0 219. see Retained or channel. become familiar with the features. Many infotainment features are also available through O: Infotainment System the instrument cluster and steering . features intended to help avoid distraction by disabling some functions when driving.crc ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .10/24/16 20 In Brief Vehicle Features functions may gray out when they Radio(s) are unavailable. See the infotainment Before driving: power off. . These . whenever possible. Read the following pages to and screen controls. Press give extended attention to command if equipped with and hold to fast rewind. Do not control or by using a single voice to the previous content. USB/Music/Pictures: Press to go could be injured or killed. Press to mute/unmute the operation. setting the { Warning tone. Set up phone numbers in seek the strongest previous advance so they can be called station or channel. Set up the audio by presetting volume. . favorite stations. Use voice commands the ignition off. Become familiar with the . center stack controls. Base radio information is included in wheel controls.

incoming call. phone screen. to make and receive hands-free can be adjusted at the steering SiriusXM satellite radio has a wide calls using the vehicle audio system wheel.ca or call See Bluetooth (Infotainment 1-877-438-9677 (Canada)./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service Bluetooth® SiriusXM is a satellite radio service The Bluetooth system allows users based in the 48 contiguous United with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone If equipped. Bluetooth system before it can be used in the vehicle. or access the device home screen. Controls) 0 180 or Bluetooth .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Press and release to access the (Overview) 0 179. and in digital-quality sound. This vehicle has a 3. coast to Bluetooth system.siriusxm. See Auxiliary Devices 0 179 and USB Port 0 173.5 mm (1/8 in) auxiliary input and USB ports on the Satellite Radio center stack and may have USB ports inside the center console.crc . g : For vehicles with OnStar or a commercial-free music.2018 . vehicles with a External devices such as iPods. If equipped. variety of programming and and controls. Not all phones Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls) Refer to: will support all functions. answer an See Satellite Radio 0 170.10/24/16 In Brief 21 5: .S. and USB storage valid SiriusXM satellite radio devices may be connected. www. subscription can receive SiriusXM programming.S. press to interact coast.). www.com or call 0 179. A fee is required to receive the See OnStar Overview 0 400 or SiriusXM service. some audio controls States and 10 Canadian provinces. The Bluetooth-enabled cell phone must be paired with the in-vehicle with those systems. 0 180 or Bluetooth (Overview) . 1-888-601-6296 (U. Portable Audio Devices Steering Wheel Controls See Overview 0 167. SiriusXM satellite radio tuner and a MP3 players.siriusxm. .

press to resume that previous or next menu option. accelerate.2018 . when cruise is turned on. press to select the next or previous track. . See Cruise Control 0 239. use to increase previous selection. Press to source. Favorite: When on a radio * : Press to disengage cruise call or end a current call. If cruise control is w or x : Press to go to the next or already active.S. Volume: Press to increase or speed or press and hold to decrease the volume. +RES : If there is a set speed in o or p : Press to go to the memory. media source.10/24/16 22 In Brief c : Press to reject an incoming 1. speed and activate cruise control. A white indicator are on the back of the steering comes on in the instrument cluster wheel./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .crc . press to select the next control without erasing the set mute or unmute the infotainment or previous favorite. V : Press to select a highlighted −SET : Press briefly to set the menu option. 1 : Press to turn the cruise control The favorite and volume switches system on and off. system when not on a call. If cruise control is already active. Cruise Control vehicle speed. use to decrease vehicle speed. 2.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. When on a speed from memory.

Override LKA by turning Braking (FAB) the steering wheel. Forward Automatic steering. V. direction that you may be about to .crc . when a vehicle is detected ahead. it also has FAB. When departures. LKA may help avoid displays amber if you follow a crashes due to unintentional lane vehicle much too closely. includes Intelligent Brake V : Press to open a menu or select Assist (IBA).2018 . FCA may help avoid or (FAB) 0 247. reduce the harm caused by front-end crashes. in that direction. FCA provides a flashing red vehicle approaches a detected lane alert on the windshield and rapidly marking without using a turn signal beeps or pulses the driver seat. It may assist by gently approaching a vehicle ahead too turning the steering wheel if the quickly. Alert (FCA). System 0 245. braking or automatically brake the Center (DIC) vehicle.S. When the system See Lane Departure Warning (LDW) a menu item. which 180 km/h (112 mph). it can provide a boost to 0 137. that is traveling in the same 0 251. Press and hold to detects a vehicle ahead in your path 0 251 and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) reset values on certain screens.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. This can help avoid or The DIC display is in the instrument Forward Collision Alert lessen the severity of crashes when cluster./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . It shows the status of many driving in a forward gear. It may also provide a Lane Departure Warning (LDW) See Forward Collision Alert (FCA) alert as the lane marking is crossed.10/24/16 In Brief 23 Driver Information See Driver Information Center (DIC) crash into. The system will not assist or alert if w or x : Press to move up or it detects that you are actively down in a list. LKA uses a o or p : Press to move between camera to detect lane markings the interactive display zones in the If the vehicle has Forward Collision between 60 km/h (37 mph) and cluster. FCA provides a Lane Keep Assist (LKA) green indicator. vehicle systems. This indicator If equipped. (FCA) System See Forward Automatic Braking If equipped.

0 249. which can drivers with avoiding lane change a triangle with an arrow displayed be used to plug in electrical crashes that occur with moving on the infotainment display to warn equipment. the LCA system is a (RCTA) System The vehicle has three 12-volt lane-changing aid that assists If equipped. the RCTA system uses accessory power outlets. See Assistance Systems for Parking See Assistance Systems for Parking or Backing 0 242. such as a cell phone or vehicles in the side blind zone (or of traffic behind your vehicle that MP3 player. In addition. Assist (RPA) uses sensors on the rear bumper to assist with parking Rear Vision and avoiding objects while in R (Reverse). outside mirror and will flash if the . See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) Parking Assist To use the outlet. In the rear cargo area. beeps behind.2018 . Rear Parking See Power Outlets 0 116. spot) areas or with vehicles rapidly may cross your vehicle's path while There are power outlets: approaching these areas from in R (Reverse).crc . The Side Blind See Assistance Systems for Parking console. aid with parking and low-speed multiple beeps or seat pulses may backing maneuvers. or Backing 0 242. pulse./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . included as part of the LCA system. occur if very close to an object. On the rear of the center floor turn signal is on.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. remove the cover. The LCA warning display . . Zone Alert (SBZA) system is or Backing 0 242. 0 249 and Lane Change Alert (LCA) If equipped.10/24/16 24 In Brief Lane Change Alert (LCA) Rear Cross Traffic Alert Power Outlets If equipped. On the center stack below the will sound. It operates at speeds Camera (RVC) less than 8 km/h (5 mph).S. . or the driver seat will will light up in the corresponding climate control system. In addition. RPA may The RVC displays a view of the display a warning triangle on the area behind the vehicle on the infotainment display and a graphic infotainment display when the on the instrument cluster to provide vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse) to the object distance.

To express-close the sunroof. See Retained Accessory again will open the sunroof fully.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or when the sunroof to the comfort open helpful to have another person Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is position. security systems. pressed the second time. Sunshade Switch comfort stop feature that stops the Read the instructions completely sunroof from opening fully. 1. Because and release the rear of g to open operates when the ignition is on or of the steps involved. Sunroof Switch Comfort Stop : The sunroof has a 2. Power (RAP) 0 219. fully press and release e (1).crc . If equipped. fully press and release g (1). press e (1) to vent the sunroof. these buttons are in the Open/Close (Manual Mode) : To overhead console. . The system can open the sunroof. Press before attempting to program the If equipped. and g (1) to close it. Pressing the rear of g available to assist with programming active. the sunshade will open fully. Press and hold devices such as garage door openers. the Universal Remote system. Press the switch again to stop it.10/24/16 In Brief 25 Universal Remote System Sunroof Sunroof Switch Express-Open/Express-Close : To express-open the sunroof. press and hold replace up to three remote control transmitters used to activate e (1) until the sunroof reaches the desired position./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S. it may be in ACC/ACCESSORY. Vent : From the closed position. Press the switch again to stop it. home automation devices. the sunroof only Universal Remote system. If the sunshade is not fully open See Universal Remote System when the comfort stop feature is 0 151.2018 .

The system is on until the sunshade reaches the when the vehicle is started. difficult driving conditions. tire pressure is corrected. The low tire pressure warning light desired position. The low tire pressure warning light may come on in cool weather when the vehicle is first started. press and release r (2). started. If the warning light comes on. fully Maintenance This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).10/24/16 26 In Brief Sunshade Switch Performance and Tire Pressure Monitor Express-open/Express-close : To express-open the sunshade. To express-close the sunshade. the tires to the recommended TCS and StabiliTrak can be turned pressure shown on the Tire and off or on using the Driver Loading Information label. and then turn off as the vehicle is driven.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. press and hold r (2) limits wheel slip. Vehicle Load Limits 0 209. fully Traction Control/ press and release s (2) . The tires. an air directional control of the vehicle in pressure of one of the vehicle's deflector will automatically raise. The StabiliTrak system assists with alerts to a significant loss in When the sunroof is opened. The See Traction Control/Electronic warning light will remain on until the Stability Control 0 236./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . This may be an early indicator that the tire pressures are getting low and the tires need to be inflated to the proper pressure. The air deflector will retract when system is on when the vehicle is stop as soon as possible and inflate the sunroof is closed. Control Open/Close : To open the The Traction Control System (TCS) sunshade.crc .2018 .S. . See Information Center (DIC) controls. Press Electronic Stability the switch again to stop it.

0 253./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .2. Maintain economy.10/24/16 In Brief 27 The TPMS does not replace normal vehicle damage and lower fuel E85 or FlexFuel monthly tire maintenance.5L L4 Turbo Use premium 93 octane unleaded Engine Oil Life System gasoline in your vehicle. 0 253. See Fuel (Gasoline) the correct tire pressures. Regular Fuel Use of diesel fuel with ultra low sulfur content (15 ppm. Fuel (LTG . Engines 0 255. Unleaded The engine oil life system calculates Engine) gasoline with an octane rating as engine oil life based on vehicle use low as 87 may be used. See Fuel (Gasoline) to change the engine oil and filter. 0 324. Do not use gasoline with an octane rating lower as it may result in .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. See Tire Pressure Monitor System 0 323.S. but it will and displays the CHANGE ENGINE reduce performance and fuel OIL SOON message when it is time economy. pressure.1.2018 . cannot be used in this Tire Pressure Monitor Operation vehicle.crc .0L L4 Turbo Tire Fill Alert (If Equipped) Engine) This feature provides visual and audible alerts outside the vehicle to No E85 or FlexFuel help when inflating an underinflated Gasoline-ethanol fuel blends greater tire to the recommended cold tire than E15 (15% ethanol by volume). The oil life system should be reset to 100% only following an oil Fuel (Diesel) change. See “Tire Fill Alert” under such as E85. See Fuel for Diesel 87 octane or higher in your vehicle. maximum) is Use only unleaded gasoline rated required. Premium Recommended Fuel Fuel (LYX .

Press and hold V for several to get the best fuel economy maintenance. accumulated solids. use monitored by the engine computer. by design. . will filter or trap system is successfully reset. Keep vehicle tires properly temperature. See Driver computer will initiate a cleaning conditions require.10/24/16 28 In Brief Resetting the Oil Life System Driving for Better Fuel . The engine is equipped with a 3. Driving habits can affect fuel near the size. Display REMAINING OIL LIFE limits or drive more slowly when on the DIC menu. Mode. See Driver Information Center (DIC) 0 137. Brake gradually and avoid Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) that. seconds while the Oil Life possible. .crc . . This feature has been 3. 4. smoothly. vehicle in the exhaust system. Place the ignition in Service conditions are appropriate. Replace the vehicle's tires with the same TPC Spec number 1.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. mileage. action by warming the exhaust gas Information Center (DIC) 0 137. The DPF is under the The oil life system can also be reset periods of time. See Engine Oil Life System 0 289.2018 . designed to operate automatically. Here are some driving tips . . If the display changes to 100%. Avoid fast starts and accelerate Diesel Particulate Filter Life system. display is active to reset the Oil . 100% OIL LIFE will be . single trip.S. Follow recommended scheduled 2. Avoid idling the engine for long particulates. When a . Always follow posted speed cleaning is needed. Fully press and release the inflated. Combine several trips into a awareness./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the engine 2. See Ignition Positions cruise control. accelerator pedal three times with limited operator involvement or within five seconds. as follows: . displayed when the oil life abrupt stops. the system is reset. When road and weather Depending on a number of factors 1. the DPF will need to be cleaned of 0 213. Display REMAINING OIL LIFE Economy molded into the tire's sidewall on the DIC menu.

The emission control not be able to adequately heat up hardware used on the vehicle may See Fuel for Diesel Engines 0 255 the exhaust system to clean the be damaged by using fuel with high and Engine Oil 0 285. effectively. Fuel (ULSD) If the vehicle is used for numerous . When the engine Do Not Use Low Sulfur Diesel computer detects that the DPF is Fuel (LSD) nearly full of particulates and that the vehicle is not being operated in Do not use fuel that is dispensed a manner that would allow effective from pumps bearing the LSD label. DPF effectively.S. the vehicle will turn on the service engine soon light need to operate continuously for Non-highway fuel is not intended for in the instrument cluster and a DIC use in on-highway vehicles.2018 . a Driver Information Center (DIC) message will display. If this automatically controlled by the sulfur content and will damage the occurs. approximately 25 minutes and at message will display. Use only fuel that is computer has been designed to dispensed from pumps bearing the continuously monitor the condition ULSD label. . of the DPF.10/24/16 In Brief 29 Cleaning the DPF (Exhaust If the vehicle continues to be driven Do Not Use Non-Highway Fuel Filter) in a manner that prevents effective Fuel labeled as off road or DPF cleaning. engine computer.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Fuel . the engine computer may (ULSD) only. Do not add gasoline to Special DPF Driver Messages Use Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel diesel fuel. Use the correct engine oil. See Diesel speeds greater than 48 km/h Particulate Filter 0 222. The engine sulfur levels./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Do not modify the induction or short trips or extended slow-speed Use Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel exhaust systems. the engine computer will emission control system. the DPF will become non-highway is typically very high in While the DPF cleaning is plugged with particulates.crc . operation. In addition: (30 mph) to clean the DPF . automatic DPF cleaning.

See Customer Assistance Offices 0 388 for phone See Roadside Assistance Program numbers to assist you in contacting 0 390. Only): dealerships. warnings will be produced. Once the tank is empty. warnings begin with approximately 1 600 km (1.crc ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .10/24/16 30 In Brief Diesel Exhaust Fluid becomes empty. See Diesel Exhaust properly.S.S. It is normal to hear the Fluid 0 223. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants 0 378. These warnings will increase in intensity as the tank . OnStar can help to Roadside Assistance Program. As the DEF tank becomes low on fluid.2018 . Additionally. some 1-888-889-2438 diesel fueling stations or retailers Canada: 1-800-268-6800 may have DEF for purchase. It can also be purchased at authorized vehicle TTY Users (U. If there is an issue with the with diesel engines to reduce the quality of the fluid or the exhaust amount of regulated emissions fluid system. the vehicle speed will be Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is used limited.S. DEF system purge fluid back into the tank after the vehicle is shut off. The DEF system must be displayed in the Driver Information maintained for the vehicle to run Center (DIC).Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Roadside Assistance Locating Diesel Exhaust Fluid Program DEF can be purchased at a U. For New Chevrolet owners are vehicles with an active OnStar® automatically enrolled in the subscription.: 1-800-243-8872 Chevrolet dealer.000 mi) of remaining range. a GM dealer. locate a DEF retailer.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Folding Mirrors . .crc . . . Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 or other controls or make the Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . They Door Locks . . . . . .2018 . . . . . . . . . 42 Sun Visors . . . . . . . and Windows 31 Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Exterior Mirrors Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . 50 Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . 51 . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 others could be caught in the path Doors of a closing window. . . . . . . . . . . The windows will Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . . 49 Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . 49 Immobilizer . 53 seriously injured or killed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doors. Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 children in a vehicle with an RKE transmitter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Leaving children in a vehicle with Automatic Dimming Rearview a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System . 32 Windows children or others could be Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . Vehicle Security Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Keys . 43 vehicle move. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is dangerous and System Operation . . 39 Windows . and children or Safety Locks . . . . . . . 51 Power Mirrors . . . . Do not leave Liftgate . 31 Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Roof function with the RKE transmitter Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Sunroof . .S. . 53 could operate the power windows Power Door Locks . . . . . . 55 in the vehicle. 52 52 Keys Interior Mirrors { Warning Keys and Locks Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/24/16 Keys. 52 52 Keys and Locks Windows Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

the vehicle. See (RKE) System “Keyless Access Operation” later in See Radio Frequency Statement this section. Overview 0 400. The keyless access system allows for vehicle entry when the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft). The RKE transmitter may work up to If there is a decrease in the Remote 60 m (197 ft) away from the vehicle. If the transmitter is still not If locked out of the vehicle. Other button on the side of the RKE vehicles or objects may be transmitter near the bottom and pull blocking the signal. See . for service. an OnStar Advisor may remotely Remote Keyless Entry The key that is part of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter can unlock the vehicle. Check the distance. The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter may be too far from System 0 32. See OnStar (RKE) System Operation be used for all locks.S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . See “Battery Replacement” later See your dealer if a new transmitter in this section. Check the transmitter's battery. the key out.2018 . . and Windows Remove the key by pressing the . Keyless Entry (RKE) operating Other conditions can affect the range: performance of the transmitter.10/24/16 32 Keys. Never pull the key out . without pressing the button. . is needed. see working correctly. see your Roadside Assistance Program dealer or a qualified technician 0 390. Check the location. 0 396.crc .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. With an active OnStar subscription. Doors.

S. The RKE transmitter can be programmed to the turn signals flash until 7 is unlock all doors on the first button pressed again or the vehicle is press. be buttons on the outside door doors lock. See Vehicle release Q then immediately press With Remote Start and Power Personalization 0 144. See Vehicle initiate vehicle locator. See the liftgate. liftgate. the horn may sound on the second unlocking all doors will also unlock Keyless Access Operation press to indicate locking.10/24/16 Keys. driver door is open when Q is Press and hold K until the windows you can lock and unlock the doors fully open. briefcase. lamps flash and the horn chirps K : Press to unlock the driver door. three times.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. first press and may flash to indicate unlocking has occurred. etc. if equipped. The horn sounds and to unlock all doors. vehicle personalization. If a passenger b : Press twice quickly to open or being opened. Press again to stop the power handles. Windows will not operate and access the liftgate without pressed and Unlocked Door unless remote window operation is removing the RKE transmitter from Anti-Lockout is enabled through enabled. The turn 0 49. If equipped with the manual liftgate. RKE transmitter. all doors will Personalization 0 144. purse. See Vehicle Alarm System from outside the vehicle using the Q : Press to lock all doors. and Windows 33 Pressing Q may also arm the 7 : Press and release one time to theft-deterrent system./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . all close the power liftgate. Vehicle Personalization 0 144. Doors. there will door is open when Q is pressed.crc . 0 144. See Remote signal indicators may flash and/or Vehicle Start 0 39.2018 . Pressing K and hold / for at least Liftgate Shown may also disarm the theft-deterrent four seconds to start the engine The following may be available: system. If the With the Keyless Access system. . See Vehicle Personalization started. See Vehicle your pocket. If equipped. Press and hold 7 for at Press K again within five seconds least three seconds to sound the panic alarm. The turn signal indicators / : If equipped. The exterior Alarm System 0 49. The RKE transmitter should be lock and then the driver door will within 1 m (3 ft) of the liftgate or door immediately unlock.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

34 Keys, Doors, and Windows

Keyless Access can be Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
programmed to unlock all doors on Passenger Doors
the first lock/unlock press from the When the doors are locked and the
driver door. See Vehicle RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
Personalization 0 144. the door handle, pressing the lock/
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from unlock button on that door handle
the Driver Door will unlock all doors. Pressing the
lock/unlock button will cause all
When the doors are locked and the doors to lock if any of the following
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of occur:
the driver door handle, pressing the
lock/unlock button on the driver door . The lock/unlock button was used
handle will unlock the driver door. to unlock all doors.
Driver Shown, Passenger Similar
If the lock/unlock button is pressed . Any vehicle door has opened
again within five seconds, all Pressing the lock/unlock button will
and all doors are now closed.
passenger doors will unlock. cause all doors to lock if any of the
following occur: Passive Locking
. It has been more than If equipped with Keyless Access,
five seconds since the first lock/ this vehicle will lock several
unlock button press. seconds after all doors are closed if
. Two lock/unlock button presses the vehicle is off and at least one
were used to unlock all doors. RKE transmitter has been removed
or none remain in the interior.
. Any vehicle door has opened
and all doors are now closed. If other electronic devices interfere
with the RKE transmitter signal, the
vehicle may not detect the RKE
transmitter inside the vehicle.
If passive locking is enabled, the
doors may lock with the RKE

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Keys, Doors, and Windows 35

transmitter inside the vehicle. Do Remote No longer in Vehicle longer work. Each vehicle can have
not leave the RKE transmitter in an If the vehicle is on with a door open, up to eight transmitters matched
unattended vehicle. and then all doors are closed, the to it.
To customize the doors to vehicle will check for RKE Programming with Recognized
automatically lock when exiting the transmitter(s) inside. If an RKE Transmitters
vehicle, see “Remote Lock, Unlock, transmitter is not detected, the DIC
Start” under Vehicle Personalization A new transmitter can be
will display NO REMOTE
programmed to the vehicle when
0 144. DETECTED and the horn will chirp
there are two recognized
three times. This occurs only once
Temporary Disable of Passive transmitters.
each time the vehicle is driven.
Locking To program, the vehicle must be off
To turn on or off see Vehicle
Temporarily disable the passive and all of the transmitters, both
Personalization 0 144
locking by pressing and holding K currently recognized and new, must
on the interior door switch with a Keyless Liftgate Opening be with you.
door open for at least four seconds, When the doors are locked, press 1. Remove the key lock cylinder
or until three chimes are heard. the touch pad on the liftgate handle cap on the driver door handle.
Passive locking will then remain to open the liftgate if the RKE See Door Locks 0 40. Place
disabled until Q on the interior door transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft). the two recognized transmitters
is pressed, or until the vehicle is in the cupholder.
Programming Transmitters to
turned on. 2. Insert the vehicle key of the
the Vehicle
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert transmitter into the key lock
Only RKE transmitters programmed cylinder on the driver door
When the vehicle is turned off and to the vehicle will work. If a handle and turn the key,
an RKE transmitter is left in the transmitter is lost or stolen, a counterclockwise, to the unlock
vehicle, the horn will chirp three replacement can be purchased and position five times within
times after all doors are closed. To programmed through your dealer. 10 seconds.
turn on or off, see Vehicle The vehicle can be reprogrammed
Personalization 0 144. so that lost or stolen transmitters no The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY FOR
REMOTE #2, 3, 4, ETC.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

36 Keys, Doors, and Windows

When all additional transmitters The Driver Information Center
are programmed, press and (DIC) displays REMOTE
hold ENGINE START/STOP for LEARN PENDING,
12 seconds to exit PLEASE WAIT.
programming mode. 2. Wait for 10 minutes until the
6. Put the key back into the DIC displays PRESS ENGINE
transmitter. START BUTTON TO LEARN
and then press ENGINE
Programming without Recognized START/STOP.
Transmitters
The DIC display will again
If two currently recognized show REMOTE LEARN
transmitters are not available, follow
PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
3. Place the new transmitter into this procedure to program up to
the cupholder. eight transmitters. This feature is 3. Repeat Step 2 two additional
not available in Canada. This times. After the third time all
4. Press ENGINE START/STOP. procedure will take approximately previously known transmitters
When the transmitter is learned 30 minutes to complete. The vehicle will no longer work with the
the DIC display will show that it must be off and all of the vehicle. Remaining transmitters
is ready to program the next transmitters you wish to program can be relearned during the
transmitter. must be with you. next steps.
5. Remove the transmitter from 1. Remove the key lock cylinder The DIC display should now
the cupholder and press K or cap on the driver door handle. show READY FOR REMOTE
Q on the transmitter. See Door Locks 0 40. Insert # 1.
To program additional the vehicle key of the
transmitters, repeat Steps 3–5. transmitter into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle and turn the key,
counterclockwise, to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Keys, Doors, and Windows 37

When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold ENGINE START/STOP for
12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
7. Put the key back into the
transmitter.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
When the vehicle is started, if the
transmitter battery is weak, the DIC
4. Place the new transmitter into may display NO REMOTE 1. Place the transmitter in the
the cupholder. DETECTED or NO REMOTE KEY cupholder.
5. Press ENGINE START/STOP. WAS DETECTED PLACE KEY IN 2. With the vehicle in P (Park) or
When the transmitter is learned TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN N (Neutral), press the brake
the DIC display will show that it START YOUR VEHICLE. The pedal and ENGINE
is ready to program the next REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE START/STOP.
transmitter. KEY message may also be
displayed at this time. Replace the transmitter battery
6. Remove the transmitter from as soon as possible.
To start the vehicle:
the cupholder and press K or
Q on the transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

38 Keys, Doors, and Windows

Battery Replacement 1. Press the button on the side of
the transmitter and pull the
Replace the battery if the REPLACE
key out.
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY
message displays in the DIC.

Caution
When replacing the battery, do
not touch any of the circuitry on
the transmitter. Static from your
body could damage the
transmitter.
3. Remove the battery by pushing
on the battery and sliding it
The battery is not rechargeable. To toward the bottom of the
replace the battery: transmitter.
2. Separate the two halves of the 4. Insert the new battery, positive
transmitter using a flat tool side facing the back cover.
inserted into the area near the Push the battery down until it is
key slot. held in place. Replace with a
CR2032 or equivalent battery.
5. Snap the battery cover back on
to the transmitter.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Keys, Doors, and Windows 39

Remote Vehicle Start Other conditions can affect the Extending Engine Run Time
performance of the transmitter. See For a 10-minute extension, after
The vehicle may have this feature Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
that allows you to start the engine 30 seconds repeat Steps 1 and 2
System 0 32. while the engine is still running. The
from outside the vehicle.
Starting the Engine Using Remote remote start can be extended once.
/ : This button will be on the RKE Start When the remote start is extended,
transmitter if the vehicle has remote
1. Press and release Q on the the second 10 minutes will start
start.
RKE transmitter. immediately.
The climate control system will use
For example, if the engine has been
the previous settings during a 2. Immediately press and hold / running for 10 minutes, and
remote start. The rear defog may for at least four seconds or until 10 minutes are added, the engine
come on during remote start based the turn signal lamps flash. The will run for a total of 20 minutes.
on cold ambient conditions. The turn signal lamps flashing
rear defog indicator light does not confirms the request to remote A maximum of two remote starts or
come on during remote start. start the vehicle has been a start with an extension are
received. allowed between ignition cycles.
If the vehicle has heated and
ventilated front seats, they may The parking lamps will turn on The vehicle must be started and
come on during a remote start. See and remain on as long as the then turned off before the remote
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats engine is running. The start procedure can be used again.
0 66. vehicle's doors will be locked. Canceling a Remote Start
Laws in some local communities 3. Turn the ignition on before To shut off the engine:
may restrict the use of remote driving.
starters. For example, some laws . Press and hold / until the
require a person using remote start The engine will shut off after
10 minutes unless a time parking lamps turn off.
to have the vehicle in view. Check
local regulations for any extension is done or the . Turn on the hazard warning
requirements. ignition is turned on. flashers.
. Turn the ignition on and then off.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

40 Keys, Doors, and Windows

Conditions in Which Remote Start dealer to add the manufacturer's
Will Not Work remote vehicle start feature to the Warning (Continued)
The remote vehicle start feature will vehicle.
. Young children who get into
not operate if: unlocked vehicles may be
Door Locks unable to get out. A child
. A transmitter is in the vehicle.
can be overcome by
. The hood is not closed. { Warning extreme heat and can suffer
. The hazard warning flashers permanent injuries or even
are on. Unlocked doors can be death from heat stroke.
dangerous. Always lock the vehicle
. There is an emission control
. Passengers, especially whenever leaving it.
system malfunction.
children, can easily open . Outsiders can easily enter
. The engine coolant temperature the doors and fall out of a through an unlocked door
is too high. moving vehicle. The doors when you slow down or stop
. The oil pressure is low. can be unlocked and the vehicle. Locking the
opened while the vehicle is doors can help prevent this
. Two remote vehicle starts or a moving. The chance of from happening.
start with an extension have being thrown out of the
already been used. vehicle in a crash is
. The vehicle is not in P (Park). increased if the doors are To lock or unlock the doors from the
not locked. So, all outside:
Remote Start Ready passengers should wear . Press Q or K on the Remote
If the vehicle does not have the seat belts properly and the Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
remote vehicle start feature, it may doors should be locked See Remote Keyless Entry
have the remote start ready feature. whenever the vehicle is (RKE) System Operation 0 32.
This feature allows your dealer to driven.
add the manufacturer's remote . Use the key in the driver door.
(Continued)
vehicle start feature. See your The key lock cylinder is covered
with a cap.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Keys, Doors, and Windows 41

To lock or unlock the doors from the Key Cylinder Access To replace the cap:
inside:
To access the key cylinder:
. Press Q or K on the power door
lock switch.
. Push down on the door lock
knob to lock a door.
. Pull the door handle once to
unlock the door. Pull the handle
again to unlatch it.
Keyless Access
If equipped, the RKE transmitter
must be within 1 m (3 ft) of the
liftgate or door being opened. Press 1. Pull the door handle to the
the button on the door handle to open position.
1. Pull the door handle (1) to the
open. See “Keyless Access open position. 2. Insert the two tabs (6) at the
Operation” in Remote Keyless Entry back of the cap (7) between
(RKE) System Operation 0 32. 2. Insert the key into the slot (3)
the seal (4) and the metal
on the bottom of the cap (2)
base (5).
and pry outward.
3. Move the cap (2) rearward and
remove.
4. Use the key in the cylinder.

The indicator light in the switch will come on when the door is locked.S. Release the door handle./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Move the cap forward and press to snap the cap in place. or the correct key is not fully inserted.10/24/16 42 Keys. turn the key halfway around in the cylinder and repeat the reset procedure. 4. and Windows Free-Turning Locks Power Door Locks The door lock cylinder turns freely when either the wrong key is used. Doors.2018 . . The free-turning door lock feature prevents the lock from being forced open. To reset the lock. 3. If this does not reset the lock.crc . turn it to the vertical position with the correct key fully inserted. Remove the key and insert it again. K : Press to unlock the doors. Q : Press to lock the doors.

13 km/h (8 mph). and locking is and lock the doors immediately. driver door open.10/24/16 Keys. . The programmed. shifted out of P (Park). Press K on the power door lock number of RKE transmitters inside The doors will then lock switch. the transmitter. Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout Press Q on the door lock switch If Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout is again. the ACCESSORY and the power door five seconds after all doors are ignition is on. and the vehicle is lock switch is pressed with the closed. will lock either when your foot is If the vehicle is off and locking is removed from the brake or the requested while a door is open.crc . reopened before five seconds have Automatic door locking cannot be Lockout Protection can be manually elapsed. the doors unlock./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . See Vehicle Personalization 0 144. If an RKE indicating that delayed locking is To unlock the doors: transmitter is detected and the active. the five-second timer will disabled. Lockout feature has been turned off.S. vehicle will check for RKE a chime will sound three times transmitters inside. again. the driver door will automatically five seconds after all unlock and the horn will chirp three . has not reduced. all the doors will lock and Delayed locking can be only the driver door will unlock. requested. all the doors will Delayed locking can only be turned If a vehicle door is unlocked and lock and only the driver door will on when the Unlocked Door Anti then opened and closed. and Windows 43 Delayed Locking Automatic Door Locks Lockout Protection This feature delays the actual The doors will lock automatically If the ignition is on or in ACC/ locking of the doors until when all doors are closed.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Personalization 0 144. doors are closed. . When Q is pressed on the power vehicle speed becomes faster than when all doors are closed the door lock switch with the door open. If a door is times. or press Q on the RKE turned on and the vehicle is off. Shift into P (Park). See Vehicle Q on the power door lock switch. to override this feature driver door is open. Doors.2018 . Automatic door unlocking overridden by pressing and holding reset once all the doors are closed can be programmed.

by pressing { Warning passengers from opening the rear the power door lock switch. It can able to open the rear door from the inside. Close all of the windows.2018 . (Continued) . from the outside. Move the lever rearward to or under the instrument inside edge of the rear doors.S. Adjust the climate control 1. transmitter. Cancel the safety locks to cause unconsciousness and even enable the doors to open from the death.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Exhaust gases can enter the doors from inside the vehicle. or with any objects that pass 2. If the vehicle must be driven with To cancel the safety lock: the liftgate or trunk/hatch open: 1. the safety lock is on the 2. Do the same for the other Doors can be turned on or off. Doors. To unlock.10/24/16 44 Keys. Move the lever forward to the system to a setting that lock position. Do the same for the panel. See Vehicle rear door. . Fully open the air outlets on If equipped./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Unlock the door by activating the inside handle. . brings in only outside air 2. inside. carbon monoxide (CO) which adults and older children will not be cannot be seen or smelled. use the safety lock: other door. Unlock the door and open it . or by using the Remote vehicle if it is driven with the Manual Safety Locks Keyless Entry (RKE) liftgate or trunk/hatch open. Open the door from the through the seal between the outside. To open a rear door when the safety Liftgate lock is on: Safety Locks The rear door safety locks prevent 1. body and the trunk/hatch or liftgate. Close the door. Personalization 0 144. Engine exhaust contains When the safety lock is enabled. and Windows Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout feature 3.crc .

To open the liftgate. Do not press the touch components. Manual Liftgate Always close the liftgate before driving. disable opening and closing. See Engine Exhaust 0 221. . above and behind the liftgate is pad while closing the liftgate./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .10/24/16 Keys. may cause the liftgate to be unlatched. If the vehicle is equipped in the way of the liftgate as it is with a power liftgate. This clear before opening it. To unlock the liftgate. make sure the area the liftgate.crc . See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 32. unsecured liftgate may result in To avoid damage to the liftgate or Use the pull cup to lower and close damage to the power liftgate liftgate glass. the power liftgate function. Doors. Make sure there is no one .2018 . caught in the path of the power liftgate.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. and Windows 45 Power Liftgate Operation Warning (Continued) and set the fan speed to the { Warning highest setting.S. press the touch Caution pad under the liftgate handle and Driving with an open and Caution lift up. press the power door lock switch or press K on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter twice within five seconds. See “Climate Control Systems” You or others could be injured if in the Index.

. MAX: Opens to maximum complete. Press 8 on the driver door. Pressing again restarts the operation in the reverse . The touch pad on the The driver door must either be liftgate handle cannot be used to unlocked or locked without the close the liftgate. The RKE transmitter must be within open or close during a power vehicle must be in P (Park). and Windows To open the power liftgate. . The still be operated manually. security armed. The Manually forcing the liftgate to switch is on the driver door. P (Park) while the power function is .2018 . first Press l on the bottom of the select MAX or 3/4 mode. height. liftgate can be manually opened If the vehicle is shifted out of all the way. Then: liftgate next to the pull cup to close. 3/4: Opens to a reduced height The power liftgate may be that can be set from 3/4 to fully temporarily disabled under extreme open. Doors. . moving to stop it. If this occurs. the liftgate can door or roof-mounted cargo.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. 1 m (3 ft). cycle can damage the vehicle. If the vehicle is accelerated before the liftgate has . Press the touch pad on the Caution underside of the liftgate handle If equipped with a power liftgate.crc . Press b twice quickly on the Press any liftgate button or the RKE transmitter until the liftgate touch pad while the liftgate is moves.10/24/16 46 Keys. The modes are: Allow the power cycle to . or after repeated from opening into overhead power cycling over a short period of obstructions such as a garage time. Use to prevent the liftgate low temperatures. direction. the after unlocking all doors./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S. in progress. OFF: Opens manually only. the liftgate will continue to completion.

and an obstacle is recorded.10/24/16 Keys. the power function will deactivate. the desired height by pressing liftgate operation can be used again. stops at when opening: before driving. Press and hold l next to the manually close the liftgate which will feature is operating. Stop the liftgate movement at removing the obstruction.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Make sure If the liftgate encounters an obstacle To change the position the liftgate the liftgate is closed and latched during a power open or close cycle. If an object is the falling liftgate detection feature. the The liftgate cannot be set below a Interfering with the power liftgate minimum programmable height. A repetitive chime will sound After removing the obstructions./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . away from the obstacle. the liftgate may Obstacle Detection Features Setting the 3/4 Mode stop or reverse direction. see your dealer for If the vehicle is locked while the indicates the setting has been service before using the power liftgate is closing. liftgate did not close. liftgate or a possible support strut needed. Manually If the liftgate encounters multiple reacting to excess weight on the adjust the liftgate position if obstacles on the same power cycle. .2018 . If the liftgate liftgate until the turn signals functions to resume. it indicates that the system is any liftgate button. See “Manual Liftgate” at the before manually closing the liftgate. This could also activate edges of the liftgate. The liftgate beginning of this section. Remove any pull cup on the outside of the allow normal power operation excess weight. strut failure. direction and then stop. the liftgate will reverse liftgate. and Windows 47 completed moving. the power closes after a power opening cycle. liftgate. Select MAX or 3/4 mode and Falling Liftgate Detection direction and move a short distance power open the liftgate.crc . liftgate too quickly after power then the height adjustment may be opening may resemble a support Pinch sensors are on the side too low. encountered that prevents the liftgate from completely closing. will remain open until it is activated again or closed manually. while the falling liftgate detection 3. caught between the liftgate and the Manual Operation Allow the liftgate to complete its vehicle and presses against this Select OFF to manually operate the operation and wait a few seconds sensor. This after opening.S. horn will sound as an alert that the motion or manually closing the If there is no light flash or sound. continues to automatically close flash and a beep sounds. the liftgate will automatically reverse 1. After If the power liftgate automatically 2. Doors. failure.

Attempting to move the liftgate . Keep the RKE transmitter away from the rear bumper detection area or turn the liftgate mode to OFF when cleaning or working near the rear bumper to avoid accidental opening. kick your foot straight up be re-enabled. pipe and the license plate. The taillamps will flash and a chime while the liftgate is moving. open or close the bumper between the left exhaust Length of Kick Zone liftgate by another method or pipe and the license plate./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . start the vehicle. and Windows . then pull feature. The liftgate may be operated with a If the liftgate does not respond to kicking motion under the rear the kick. Doors. Hands-Free Operation . vehicle. This feature may be temporarily disabled under some conditions. The feature will The liftgate will not operate if the To operate.S.10/24/16 48 Keys. To stop will sound. Do not sweep your foot side Caution to side. RKE transmitter is not within in one swift motion under the rear bumper between the left exhaust When closing the liftgate using this 1 m (3 ft). The hands-free feature will not work it back. Do not keep your foot under the too quickly and with excessive bumper. there will be a short delay. Splashing water may cause the liftgate to open. of the liftgate buttons. Step away from the the liftgate while in motion use one Caution liftgate before it starts moving. . the liftgate will not force may result in damage to the activate.crc .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. .2018 . Do not touch the liftgate until it has stopped moving.

This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm pre-alarm. features. After 30 seconds the alarm 30 seconds. .S. the horn will chirp and Vehicle Alarm System Slow Flash : Alarm system is the lights will flash to indicate armed. indicates the status of bypass the 30-second delay the system: and immediately arm the alarm . or the liftgate If the driver door is opened without the vehicle impossible to steal. If the vehicle is not system. the hood. on the Pressing Q on the RKE To disarm the alarm system or turn instrument panel near the transmitter a second time will off the alarm if it has been activated: windshield. If a door. first unlocking with the RKE transmitter. or the door is not unlocked 1. system. or the liftgate is . The alarm system will system will arm.crc . they do not make A door. however.10/24/16 Keys. Lock the vehicle in one of pre-alarm. press the opened without first disarming the interior Q. slowly flash indicating the alarm system is operating. Turn off the vehicle. the turn signals will flash and the horn will sound for about 3. Disarming the Alarm System The indicator light./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the alarm will be three ways: activated. is open. Off : Alarm system is disarmed. Use the RKE transmitter. Arming the Alarm System started. the hood. With a door open. and the then re-arm to monitor for the next indicator light will begin to unauthorized event. Doors. Press K on the RKE transmitter. The vehicle alarm system will not arm if the doors are locked with This vehicle has theft-deterrent the key. and Windows 49 Vehicle Security On Solid : Vehicle is secured during the delay to arm the system. . . system. Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured. by pressing K on the RKE transmitter during the 10-second 2. Start the vehicle.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 .

an alarm Transmitter Battery” in Remote occurred previously while the alarm Keyless Entry (RKE) System system was armed. Doors. occupants have left the vehicle start your vehicle. Or. problem with arming or disarming If the ignition mode will not change See Radio Frequency Statement the theft-deterrent system. appears to be undamaged.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. in the instrument center console. Only a correctly matched dealer who can service the . If the ignition transmitters matched to an does change modes. your 0 396. The system does not have to be When trying to start the vehicle. immobilized when the vehicle is If the engine does not start and the Unlocking the driver door with the turned off.10/24/16 50 Keys. security light may come on briefly . Always unlock a door with the RKE transmitter. the first immobilizer control unit in your transmitter may be faulty. comes on if there is a DETECTED message may display. The system has one or more RKE vehicle needs service. If the transmitter is ever This vehicle has a passive damaged. there is a turn off the alarm. try If K is pressed on the RKE another transmitter. with the other transmitter. Lock the vehicle after all theft-deterrent system. and Windows To avoid setting off the alarm by Immobilizer Operation RKE transmitter will start the accident: vehicle. How to Detect a Tamper started or the ignition is in ACC/ If the vehicle will not change ignition Condition ACCESSORY and a valid modes.S. Operation 0 32. The vehicle is automatically when the ignition is turned on. A NO REMOTE Immobilizer cluster. you may not be able to . and all doors are closed. Turn the disarmed when the vehicle is ignition off and try again. The immobilization system is problem with the system. and the RKE transmitter transmitter is present in the vehicle. transmitter pocket located in the The security light. the manually armed or disarmed./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . key will not disarm the system or security light stays on. you may try If the alarm has been activated. Refer to transmitter and the horn chirps and “Starting the Vehicle with a Low the lights flash three times. a placing the transmitter in the message will appear on the DIC. See your vehicle.crc .2018 .

/Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S.2018 . Doors. Up to eight { Warning transmitters can be programmed for A convex mirror can make things.10/24/16 Keys. If you Transmitters to the Vehicle” under cut too sharply into the right lane. and Windows 51 theft-deterrent system and have a Exterior Mirrors Power Mirrors new RKE transmitter programmed to the vehicle. see “Programming away than they really are. A convex mirror's surface is driver or passenger mirror.crc . To adjust the mirrors: The passenger side mirror is convex 1. Press j or | to choose the shaped. the vehicle. you could hit a vehicle on the right. Convex Mirrors It is possible for the immobilizer system to learn new or replacement RKE transmitters. look farther transmitters. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 32. theft-deterrent system in the vehicle. Check the inside mirror or Do not leave the key or device that glance over your shoulder before disarms or deactivates the changing lanes. curved so more can be seen from 2. Press the arrows on the control the driver seat. pad to move each mirror in the desired direction. To program additional like other vehicles. .

or remains in mirrors. See Memory Seats 0 63. R (Reverse) for about 30 seconds. R (Reverse). Doors. The vehicle is driven in The vehicle has an automatic R (Reverse) above a set speed. The ignition is turned off. position when: Memory Mirrors See “Rear Window Defogger” under . outward to return it to the original K : This button is on the climate The mirror(s) return to the original position. parallel parking.10/24/16 52 Keys.crc . the The heated outside mirrors turn on passenger and/or driver mirror tilts The mirrors can be folded inward to a preselected position when the toward the vehicle to prevent when the rear window defogger is on and help to clear fog or frost from vehicle is in R (Reverse)./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . This damage when going through an allows the curb to be seen when automatic car wash.S. . control panel. and Windows Folding Mirrors Heated Mirrors Reverse Tilt Mirrors Manual Folding Mirrors For vehicles with heated mirrors: If equipped with memory seats. The vehicle may have LCA. The vehicle is shifted out of The vehicle may have memory Dual Automatic Climate Control System 0 191. Vehicle Personalization 0 144. Push the mirror the surface of the mirrors. Side Blind Zone Alert dimming outside mirror on the driver side.2018 . . see The vehicle may have Side Blind glare of headlamps behind you. Zone Alert. See Mirror Lane Change Alert (LCA) 0 249. The mirror will adjust for the To turn this feature on or off. See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) 0 249.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Lane Change Alert (LCA) Automatic Dimming .

Never leave a child.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. path of a closing window./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . and Windows 53 Interior Mirrors Windows pulsing sound when either rear window is down and the front windows are up.S. Never daytime use and pull it rearward for leave keys in a vehicle with nighttime use to avoid glare of the children. a helpless view of the area behind the vehicle. or a pet alone in a vehicle.crc . use the window lockout button to prevent Automatic Dimming operation of the windows. Doors. automatic dimming reduces the glare of headlamps from behind. If equipped. if equipped. This may result in a . Use a soft towel closed in warm or hot weather. When there are children headlamps from behind. They can be overcome by the { Warning extreme heat and suffer Manual Rearview Mirror Children could be seriously permanent injuries or even death injured or killed if caught in the If equipped. open either a front window Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear or the sunroof. in the rear seat. Do not spray glass cleaner directly especially with the windows Power Windows on the mirror. The dimming feature comes on when the vehicle is started. The vehicle aerodynamics are designed to improve fuel economy performance.10/24/16 Keys. dampened with water.2018 . adult. See Rearview Mirror Keys 0 31. To reduce the Interior Rearview Mirrors { Warning sound. push the tab forward for from heat stroke.

{ Warning within a short time. Window Automatic Reversal System The express-close feature will reverse window movement if it comes in contact with an object. The or in Retained Accessory Power This feature stops the rear door window will operate normally after (RAP). window to auto-reverse. in ACC/ACCESSORY. Power windows work when the Extreme cold or ice could cause the ignition is on. If automatic reversal system Window Express Movement override is active. the window will not reverse automatically. the switch down fully and quickly Before using automatic reversal release to express open the window. Automatic Reversal System Using the window switch.S.2018 . and Windows Window Lockout If equipped. Briefly press or pull the window switch in the same direction to stop that window’s express movement.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.crc ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .10/24/16 54 Keys. (Continued) . See Retained Accessory passenger window switches from the object or condition is removed. press to Press 2 to engage the rear Override open or pull to close the window. pull the window switch up fully and quickly release to express close the window. Press 2 again to disengage. You or All windows can be opened without others could be injured and the holding the window switch. working. Power (RAP) 0 219. Press window could be damaged. The The windows will be temporarily disabled if they are used repeatedly indicator light is on when engaged. window lockout feature. Doors.

2018 . then close it and glare. . Sunroof Switch program the window: 2. Detach the sun visor from the Power (RAP) 0 219. See Vehicle conditions prevent it from closing. if equipped. 1. If the window is unable to express-up. See Retained Accessory programmed. If equipped. Open the window and continue Roof Warning (Continued) to press the switch briefly after the window has fully opened. in ACC/ACCESSORY. continue to pull the switch center mount to pivot to the side briefly after the window has window or. Turn the ignition on or to ACC/ operates when the ignition is on or ACCESSORY. or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is 3. Programming the Power Windows Sun Visors Programming may be necessary if the vehicle's battery has been disconnected or discharged. If equipped. Doors.S.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. override the If enabled in vehicle personalization. Close all doors.crc . system override. automatic reversal system by pulling press and hold K on the RKE and holding the window switch if transmitter. make sure that Sunroof all people and obstructions are Remote Window Operation clear of the window path. Personalization 0 144. Sunshade Switch 1. along the rod.10/24/16 Keys. Partially open the window to be Pull the sun visor down to block active. When the engine is on. this feature allows all the windows to be opened remotely. the sunroof only 2. and Windows 55 4. extend fully closed./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

If an object is in the operation or noise.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Press switch. and stop. Open/Close : To open the Open/Close (Manual Mode) : To sunshade. Press and release the rear of g to open Automatic Reversal System the sunroof to the comfort open The sunroof/sunshade is equipped position. Wipe the sunroof seal and press e (1) to vent the sunroof.10/24/16 56 Keys. press and hold r (2) open the sunroof. To express-close the sunshade. that is only active when the sunroof/ sunroof seal or in the track. fully express-open the sunshade. the desired position. Doors. press and hold until the sunshade reaches the e (1) until the sunroof reaches desired position. it is express-closing. Press the switch again to stop it. the path of the sunroof/sunshade while the water drainage system. an air deflector will automatically raise. release the express-close the sunroof. When the sunroof is opened. the reversal Periodically open the sunroof and system will detect the object remove any obstacles or loose Vent : From the closed position. Comfort Stop : The sunroof has a The air deflector will retract when comfort stop feature that stops the the sunroof is closed. sunshade will open fully.crc . To system. fully possible to override the reversal system. close in manual mode. To the switch again to stop it. It could also plug pressed the second time. debris.S. Press press and release r (2). it is express-open the sunroof. press and release g (1). the switch again to stop it. sunroof from opening fully. This If the sunshade is not fully open sunshade is being operated in could cause an issue with sunroof when the comfort stop feature is express-close. Press and hold g (1) to close it. To override the reversal press and release e (1)./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . fully press and release s (2) . and Windows Sunroof Switch Sunshade Switch In the event of closing difficulties Express-Open/Express-Close : To Express-open/Express-close : To like frost or other conditions. Pressing the rear of g with an automatic reversal system Dirt and debris may collect on the again will open the sunroof fully. . fully stop the movement.2018 .

crc . and Windows 57 roof sealing area using a clean cloth. and water.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 . If water is seen dripping into the water drainage system.S. mild soap. Do not remove grease from the sunroof. Doors. this is normal.10/24/16 Keys. ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

. . . . 89 Seat Belts . . . . . 77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Children (LATCH System) . . . 96 Seat Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . . 81 Front Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . . . 89 Lap-Shoulder Belt . 76 Lower Anchors and Tethers for Safety System Check . 66 Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . 88 Replacing Airbag System Parts Seat Belts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Rear Seats Adding Equipment to the Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Power Seat Adjustment . 79 Securing Child Restraints (With Head Restraints When Should an Airbag Head Restraints . . . 91 Seat Belt Use During Child Restraint Systems . . . . . . 70 Airbag System Check . . . . . . . 95 Seat Belt Extender . . 71 Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 . . . . . 82 Heated and Ventilated Front Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Infants and Young Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Reclining Seatbacks . . . . 77 Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . 83 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 How to Wear Seat Belts Child Restraints Properly . . . . .crc . . . . . . 76 Where to Put the Restraint . . 103 Front Seats What Makes an Airbag Seat Adjustment . . 63 Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . 62 Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Inflate? . 101 Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Heated Rear Seats . . . 59 the Seat Belt in the Inflate? . . . . 62 What Will You See after an Memory Seats . . . . 101 Restraints Airbag System Securing Child Restraints (With the Seat Belt in the Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 How Does an Airbag Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/24/16 58 Seats and Restraints Seats and Replacing Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . .

. adjustable head restraints in the released to make sure that it is 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. To raise or lower the head restraint. Pull and push on position whenever an occupant is The vehicle's front seats have the head restraint after the button is seated in the seat. This position reduces the press the button located on the side If your vehicle has rear head chance of a neck injury in a crash./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S. of the head restraint and pull up or restraints that fold down.2018 .10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 59 Head Restraints The vehicle’s front seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. all occupants are installed and height as the top of the occupant's adjusted properly. locked in place. always Front Seats push the head restraint down.crc . 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. The front seat outboard head restraints are not removable. head.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. and return them to the full upright release the button.

press occupant's head. press the button on the side of the head Always adjust the head restraint so restraint. be adjusted. Pull the head restraint up to raise it. Try to move the head restraint to make sure that it is locked in place. To fold the head restraint.crc . The head restraint can be folded rearward to allow for better visibility The height of the head restraint can when the rear seat is unoccupied. When an occupant or child restraint is in the seat. Push and pull on the head restraint to make sure that it is locked./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .10/24/16 60 Seats and Restraints Rear Seats head restraint after the button is released to make sure that it is Rear Head Restraint Adjustment locked in place. always return the head restraint to the full upright position. Pull the head restraint up and forward until it locks into place. The vehicle's rear seats have Folding the Rear Head Restraint adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. that the top of the restraint is at the same height as the top of the To lower the head restraint. located on the top of the seatback. The head restraint will fold rearward automatically. and push the head Rear outboard head restraints are restraint down. the button.S. .2018 . Try to move the not removable.

1. Try to move the seat back and forth to be sure it is locked in { Warning place. .S.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. if equipped: ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Adjust the driver seat only when the vehicle is not moving.2018 . . Pull the handle at the front of the seat cushion to unlock it. Raise or lower the front part of the seat cushion by moving the Move the lever up or down to raise front of the control up or down. You can lose control of the Seat Height Adjuster vehicle if you try to adjust a driver seat while the vehicle is moving. Move the seat forward or Power Seat Adjustment rearward and release the handle. . Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control forward or rearward. To adjust the seat position: To adjust the seatback. see Reclining Seatbacks 0 62. or lower the seat. To adjust a power seat.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 61 Front Seats 2.crc . Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the rear of the control up or down. Seat Adjustment 3.

In a crash. you could go into it.crc . press and hold the front vehicle is in motion. Do not have a seatback reclined if For proper protection when the the vehicle is moving. Instead./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . it will be in front of you. not at your pelvic bones. the seat belts cannot do their job. { Warning Reclining Seatbacks If either seatback is not locked. This could cause serious internal injuries. The lap belt could go up over your abdomen. back in the seat and wear the seat belt properly.S.10/24/16 62 Seats and Restraints Lumbar Adjustment Warning (Continued) The shoulder belt will not be against your body. If equipped. receiving neck or other injuries.2018 . Then sit well decrease lumbar support. have the Manual Reclining Seatbacks or rear of the control to increase or seatback upright. Even when buckled locked. up. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Sitting in a reclined position when Always push and pull on the the vehicle is in motion can be seatbacks to be sure they are dangerous.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. it could move forward in a sudden { Warning stop or crash. The belt forces would be there. (Continued) .

S. Lift the lever fully without memory recalls.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. memory seats allow two 2.2018 . applying pressure to the seatback. Other 3. and the seatback will Before storing. and a shared exit position seatback in place.crc . Lift the lever. Memory position: to raise. . for getting out of the vehicle. a beep will sound. Move the seatback to the drivers to store and recall their desired position. and then To adjust a power seatback. rearward to recline. Tilt the top of the control forward steering wheel. if equipped. Turn the ignition on and then press and release SET. Push and pull on the seatback Memory Seats to make sure it is locked. Tilt the top of the control feature positions may also be set. positions are linked to RKE transmitter 1 or 2 for automatic 1. Power Reclining Seatbacks To recline a manual seatback: 1. Push and pull on the seatback . unique seat positions for driving the release the lever to lock the if available: vehicle. adjust all available return to the upright position./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . memory feature positions.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 63 2. If equipped. such as power mirrors and power To return the seatback to the upright . to make sure it is locked.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

64 Seats and Restraints

Then immediately press and hold 1, then Comfort and Convenience, 3. Press and release SET; a beep
2, or B (Exit) on the driver door and then Auto Memory Recall. will sound.
until two beeps sound. To manually Select On or Off. See “Auto 4. Immediately press and hold the
recall these positions, press and Memory Recall” later in this 1 or 2 memory button matching
section.
hold 1, 2, or B until the saved the above DIC welcome
position is reached. . To have the Easy Exit Recall message until two beeps
movement begin when the sound.
The vehicle identifies the current vehicle is started, select the
driver’s RKE transmitter number If too much time passes
Settings menu, then Vehicle, between releasing SET and
(1–8). See Remote Keyless Entry then Comfort and Convenience,
(RKE) System Operation 0 32. Only pressing 1 or 2, the positions
and then Easy Exit Options. will not be saved and two
RKE transmitters 1 and 2 can be Select On or Off. See “Easy Exit
used for automatic memory recalls. beeps will not sound. Repeat
Recall” later in this section. steps 3 and 4.
A Driver Information Center (DIC)
welcome message indicating the . See Vehicle Personalization 5. Repeat Steps 1–4 for a second
transmitter number may display for 0 144 for additional setting driver using 1 or 2.
the first few ignition cycles following information.
a transmitter change. For Auto To save positions for B and easy
Saving Memory Positions
Memory Recall to work properly, exit features, repeat Steps 1–4
save the positions to the memory To save preferred driving positions using B. This stores the positions
button (1 or 2) matching the RKE 1 and 2:
for getting out of the vehicle.
transmitter number displayed in the 1. Turn the ignition on or to ACC/
DIC welcome message. Carry the ACCESSORY. Manually Recalling Memory
linked RKE transmitter when Positions
entering the vehicle. A DIC welcome message may
be displayed indicating number Press and hold 1, 2, or B to recall
Vehicle Personalization Settings 1 or 2 for memory recalls. the previously stored memory
. To have the Auto Memory Recall positions.
2. Adjust all available memory
movement begin when the features to the desired driving
vehicle is started, select the position.
Settings menu, then Vehicle,

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Seats and Restraints 65

To stop manual recall movement, The transmission must be in Easy Exit Recall
release 1, 2, or B. Recall can also P (Park) to initiate Auto Memory Easy Exit Recall is not linked to an
be stopped by pressing a power Recall. Auto Memory Recall will RKE transmitter. The position stored
seat, SET, power mirror, or power complete if the vehicle is shifted out
of P (Park) prior to reaching the to B is used for all drivers. To turn
steering wheel control, if memory Easy Exit Recall on or off, see
equipped. The driver or passenger stored memory position.
"Vehicle Personalization Settings"
side mirror must be selected. To stop Auto Memory Recall previously in this section and
Auto Memory Recall movement, turn the ignition off or Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
press any of the following memory
The vehicle identifies the number of controls: If turned on, the positions saved to
the current driver’s RKE transmitter B are automatically recalled when
. Power seat one of the following occurs:
(1–8). See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 32. If the . Memory SET, 1, 2, or B . The vehicle is turned off and the
RKE transmitter is 1 or 2, and Auto driver door is opened within a
Memory Recall is programmed on in . Power mirror, with the driver or
passenger side mirror selected short time.
vehicle personalization, the
positions saved to the same . . The vehicle is turned off with the
Power steering wheel,
memory button number 1 or 2 are if equipped driver door open.
automatically recalled when the To stop Easy Exit Recall movement,
ignition is turned on, or turned from If the stored memory seat position
does not automatically recall or press any of the following memory
OFF to ACC/ACCESSORY. RKE controls:
transmitters 3–8 will not provide recalls to the wrong positions, the
driver’s RKE transmitter number (1 . Power seat
automatic memory recalls.
or 2) may not match the memory
To turn Auto Memory Recall on or button number that positions were . Memory SET, 1, 2, or B
off, see "Vehicle Personalization saved to. Try storing the position to . Power mirror, with the driver or
Settings" previously in this section the other memory button or try the passenger side mirror selected
and Vehicle Personalization 0 144. other RKE transmitter.
. Power steering wheel,
if equipped

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

66 Seats and Restraints

Obstructions The passenger seat may take
If something has blocked the driver longer to heat up.
seat and/or power steering wheel Press { or C to ventilate the driver
while recalling a memory position, or passenger seat cushion and
the recall may stop. Remove the seatback. Indicator lights on the
obstruction and try the recall again. button show the current setting.
If the memory position still does not
recall, see your dealer for service. Press the button once for the
highest setting. With each press of
Heated and Ventilated the button, the ventilated seat will
change to the next lower setting,
Front Seats and then to the off setting. The
If available, the buttons are on the lights indicate three for the highest
{ Warning climate control panel. To operate, setting and one for the lowest.
the engine must be running. Remote Start Heated and
If temperature change or pain to
Ventilated Seats
the skin cannot be felt, the seat Press L or M to heat the driver or
heater may cause burns. To passenger seat cushion and During a remote start, the heated or
reduce the risk of burns, use care seatback. Indicator lights on the ventilated seats, if equipped, can be
when using the seat heater, button show the current setting. turned on automatically. When it is
especially for long periods of cold outside, the heated seats turn
Press the button once for the on, and when it is hot outside the
time. Do not place anything on highest setting. With each press of
the seat that insulates against ventilated seats turn on. The heated
the button, the heated seat will or ventilated seats are canceled
heat, such as a blanket, cushion, change to the next lower setting,
cover, or similar item. This may when the ignition is turned on. Press
and then to the off setting. The the heated or ventilated seat button
cause the seat heater to lights indicate three for the highest to use the heated or ventilated seats
overheat. An overheated seat setting and one for the lowest. after the vehicle is started.
heater may cause a burn or may
damage the seat.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Seats and Restraints 67

The heated or ventilated seat Rear Seats the vehicle through the rear door
indicator lights do not turn on during and left the vehicle without the
a remote start. Rear Seat Reminder vehicle being shut off.
The temperature performance of an If equipped, the message REAR The feature can be turned on or off.
unoccupied seat may be reduced. SEAT REMINDER LOOK IN REAR See Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
This is normal. SEAT displays under certain
Reclining the Seatback
The remote start heated or conditions indicating there may be
ventilated seats may be enabled or an item or passenger in the rear To recline the seatback:
disabled in the vehicle seat. Check before exiting the
personalization menu. vehicle.
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 39 and This feature will activate when a
Vehicle Personalization 0 144. second row door is opened while
the vehicle is on or up to 10 minutes
before the vehicle is turned on.
There will be an alert when the
vehicle is turned off. The alert does
not directly detect objects in the rear
seat; instead, under certain
conditions, it detects when a rear
door is opened and closed,
indicating that there may be
something in the rear seat. 1. Pull the reclining seatback
The feature is active only once each handle.
time the vehicle is turned on and off, 2. Move the seatback to the
and will require reactivation by desired position, and then
opening and closing the second row release the handle to lock the
doors. There may be an alert even seatback in place.
when there is nothing in the rear
3. Push and pull on the seatback
seat; for example, if a child entered
to make sure it is locked.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

68 Seats and Restraints

Folding the Seatback
Either side of the seatback can be
folded for more cargo space. Fold a
seatback only when the vehicle is
not moving.

Caution
Folding a rear seat with the seat
belts still fastened may cause
damage to the seat or the seat
belts. Always unbuckle the seat
belts and return them to their 2. Pull the lever on top of the 4. Stow the seat belt in the belt
normal stowed position before seatback to unlock it. stowage clip.
folding a rear seat. A tab near the seatback lever Repeat the steps to fold the
raises when the seatback is other seatback, if desired.
To fold the seatback: unlocked.

1. Fold the head restraint. See 3. Fold the seatback forward.
Head Restraints 0 59.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Seats and Restraints 69

If equipped, the rear seatbacks can 2. Lift the seatback up and push it
also be folded forward by pulling the Warning (Continued) rearward to lock it in place.
levers on the passenger side of the A tab near the seatback lever
rear cargo area. sure that the seat belts are
properly routed and attached, and retracts when the seatback is
Raising the Seatback are not twisted. locked in place.
3. Return the head restraint to the
{ Warning To raise a seatback: upright position. See Head
Restraints 0 59.
If either seatback is not locked, it
4. Push and pull the top of the
could move forward in a sudden
seatback to be sure it is locked
stop or crash. That could cause into position.
injury to the person sitting there.
Always push and pull on the 5. Repeat the steps to raise the
seatbacks to be sure they are other seatback, if necessary.
locked. When the seat is not in use, it
should be kept in the upright, locked
position.
{ Warning
A seat belt that is improperly
routed, not properly attached, 1. Ensure the seat belt is in the
or twisted will not provide the belt stowage clip.
protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. After raising the
rear seatback, always check to be
(Continued)

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

70 Seats and Restraints

Heated Rear Seats Seat Belts
This section describes how to use
{ Warning seat belts properly, and some things
not to do.
If temperature change or pain to
the skin cannot be felt, the seat
heater may cause burns. To { Warning
reduce the risk of burns, use care
Do not let anyone ride where a
when using the seat heater,
seat belt cannot be worn properly.
especially for long periods of
In a crash, if you or your
time. Do not place anything on
passenger(s) are not wearing
the seat that insulates against
If equipped, the rear heated seat seat belts, injuries can be much
heat, such as a blanket, cushion,
buttons are on the rear of the center worse than if you are wearing
cover, or similar item. This may
console. seat belts. You can be seriously
cause the seat heater to
injured or killed by hitting things
overheat. An overheated seat Press z to heat the left or right inside the vehicle harder or by
heater may cause a burn or may outboard seat cushion and being ejected from the vehicle. In
damage the seat. seatback. addition, anyone who is not
Press + to heat the left or right buckled up can strike other
outboard seatback only. passengers in the vehicle.

Press the button once for the It is extremely dangerous to ride
highest setting. With each press of in a cargo area, inside or outside
the button, the heated seat will of a vehicle. In a collision,
change to the next lower setting, passengers riding in these areas
and then to the off setting. The are more likely to be seriously
lights indicate three for the highest injured or killed. Do not allow
setting and one for the lowest. (Continued)

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Seats and Restraints 71

When riding in a vehicle, you travel Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why
Warning (Continued) as fast as the vehicle does. If the should I have to wear seat
vehicle stops suddenly, you keep belts?
passengers to ride in any area of going until something stops you.
the vehicle that is not equipped A: Airbags are supplemental
It could be the windshield, the systems only. They work with
with seats and seat belts. instrument panel, or the seat belts! seat belts — not instead of them.
Always wear a seat belt, and When you wear a seat belt, you and Whether or not an airbag is
check that all passenger(s) are the vehicle slow down together. provided, all occupants still have
restrained properly too. There is more time to stop because to buckle up to get the most
you stop over a longer distance and, protection.
This vehicle has indicators as a when worn properly, your strongest Also, in nearly all states and in
reminder to buckle the seat belts. bones take the forces from the seat all Canadian provinces, the law
See Seat Belt Reminders 0 126. belts. That is why wearing seat belts requires wearing seat belts.
makes such good sense.
Why Seat Belts Work How to Wear Seat Belts
Questions and Answers About
Seat Belts Properly
Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle This section is only for people of
after a crash if I am wearing a adult size.
seat belt?
There are special things to know
A: You could be — whether you are about seat belts and children, and
wearing a seat belt or not. Your there are different rules for smaller
chance of being conscious children and infants. If a child will be
during and after a crash, so you riding in the vehicle, see Older
can unbuckle and get out, is Children 0 89 or Infants and Young
much greater if you are belted. Children 0 91. Follow those rules for
everyone's protection.

S. 1. Never route the lap or the belt across you. Statistics show that less likely to slide under the lap unbelted people are hurt more often belt. so you can sit up able to take belt restraining straight. This could cause The following instructions explain There are important things to know serious or even fatal injuries. Never allow the lap or shoulder belt to become . Adjust the seat. Sit up straight and always keep loose or twisted. . To see how. Pick up the latch plate and pull . Wear the lap part of the belt low shoulder belt over an and snug on the hips. armrest. abdomen. if the seat is These parts of the body are best adjustable. 2. shoulder and across the chest. or even killed. see forces. your feet on the floor in front of you. Never wear the shoulder belt under both arms or . touching the thighs. { Warning You can be seriously injured. the belt All seating positions in the vehicle in crashes than those who are would apply force on your have a lap-shoulder belt. by not wearing your seat belt properly. wearing seat belts. just it get twisted.2018 . for your seating position. . this applies force to the strong . Wear the shoulder belt over the properly. how to wear a lap-shoulder belt about wearing a seat belt properly. there is a sudden stop or crash. Always use the correct buckle behind your back. Do not let .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. If you slid under it.crc . The shoulder belt locks if “Seats” in the Index. . In a crash.10/24/16 72 Seats and Restraints It is very important for all occupants pelvic bones and you would be Lap-Shoulder Belt to buckle up./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

See Passenger Sensing System 0 83.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Seat Belt Extender 0 76. If this happens. Then pull the belt belt is not long enough.crc . tilt the latch plate flat to outboard seating position may unlock.2018 . If the unlock it.S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Push the latch plate into the if you pull the belt across you buckle until it clicks. let Pull up on the latch plate to the belt go back slightly to make sure it is secure.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 73 The lap-shoulder belt may lock 3. To make the lap part tight. very quickly. let the belt go back all the way and start again. pull up on the shoulder belt. engaged. . affect the passenger sensing system. see across you more slowly. If the webbing locks in the latch Engaging the child restraint plate before it reaches the locking feature in the front buckle. the child restraint could be quickly unbuckled if locking feature may be necessary. If the shoulder portion of a Position the release button on passenger belt is pulled out all the buckle so that the seat belt the way. 4. If this happens.

damage the webbing and hardware. If this happens. Pretensioners work only once.crc . and head. Parts after a Crash 0 77. damage can occur to both the seat belt and the vehicle.10/24/16 74 Seats and Restraints Seat Belt Pretensioners Rear Seat Belt Comfort Guides This vehicle has seat belt pretensioners for front outboard { Warning occupants. The shoulder frontal. These parts activation are met. push the button pretensioners can also help tighten belt restraining forces./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Rear seat belt comfort guides may Always stow the seat belt slowly. retractor may lock and cannot be other parts of the vehicle’s seat belt When installed on a shoulder belt. The during the early stages of a person wearing the belt could be moderate to severe frontal. pulled out.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 . or rear crash if the threshold belt should go over the shoulder conditions for pretensioner and across the chest. Seat belt of the body are best able to take To unlatch the belt. . on the buckle. and then release it. older children who have outgrown quickly to the stowed position. Sitting on the seat belt can is slammed against a seat belt. pull the system will need to be replaced. If a door seat. near seriously injured. see your dealer. seat belt is out of the way. the comfort guide positions the seat belt straight out firmly to unlock See Replacing Seat Belt System shoulder belt away from the neck the webbing.S. The belt should the seat belts in a side crash or a return to its stowed position. while entering or exiting the vehicle. Although the seat belt pretensioners cannot be seen. If the webbing is still locked in the Do not sit on the outboard seat belt This vehicle will have rear seat belt retractor. be sure the or at any time while sitting in the seating positions. the the pretensioners and probably booster seats and for some adults. worn may not provide the They can help tighten the seat belts protection needed in a crash. If the provide added seat belt comfort for If the seat belt webbing returns pretensioners activate in a crash. rollover event. they A seat belt that is not properly are part of the seat belt assembly. comfort guides in the rear outboard Before a door is closed.

position. Make sure the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. squeeze the belt edges together so that the seat belt can be .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. storage pocket on the side of the seatback. 4. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. but not contacting.2018 .10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 75 To install: 3. The belt should be close to. To remove and store the comfort guide. the neck. and release the seat belt as described previously in this section. Place the guide over the belt./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . and insert the two edges of the 1.S.crc . Remove the guide from its belt into the slots of the guide. 2. The elastic cord must be behind the belt with the plastic guide on the front. Buckle.

it is more likely Periodically check the seat belt that the fetus will not be hurt in a reminder. For more information on the proper use and fit of seat belt extenders see the A pregnant woman should wear a instruction sheet that comes with lap-shoulder belt. If a belt is torn or frayed. and the lap the extender.S. designed for adults. buckles. When you go in to order it.crc . may not protect you in a crash. latch Seat Belt Use During crash. Never use it for securing child restraints. it. Like all for any other loose or damaged seat occupants. If the vehicle's seat belt will fasten properly. See made to fit. and Pregnancy belts effective is wearing them seat belt anchorages to make sure Seat belts work for everyone. The extender has been Seat Belt Care 0 77. See Seat Belt injury. so the extender will be long enough Make sure the seat belt reminder for you.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. When a seat on the side of the seatback. as for plates. Slide the The best way to protect the fetus is Safety System Check guide back into its storage pocket to protect the mother. shoulder belt anyone. have it replaced immediately. . they are more likely to Seat Belt Extender belt system parts that might keep a be seriously injured if they do not seat belt system from performing wear seat belts. throughout the pregnancy. take the heaviest coat you will wear. the key to making seat height adjusters (if equipped). and use it only for the seat it is Keep seat belts clean and dry. Torn or frayed seat belts But if a seat belt is not long enough. repaired. To help avoid personal light is working. below the rounding. they are all in working order. belt is worn properly./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . retractors. do not let someone else use Reminders 0 126. portion should be worn as low as possible.10/24/16 76 Seats and Restraints removed from the guide. Look including pregnant women.2018 . your dealer will order you an They can rip apart under impact extender. you should use it. seat belts. forces. For pregnant women. See your dealer to have it around you. properly.

{ Warning Have the seat belt pretensioners Do not bleach or dye seat belt { Warning checked if the vehicle has been in a crash. But the seat belt assemblies that Ensure there is not excessive dust were used during any crash may or debris in the mechanism.2018 . rinse seat belt webbing only with resulting in serious injury or even mild soap and lukewarm water. Seat belts should be properly cared have them inspected and any for and maintained.S. replacement of and seat belt webbing may be lightly seat belts may not be necessary. Clean and protect the person using it. To help make Allow the webbing to dry. In a crash. functionality of the system. Seat belt hardware should be kept dry and free of dust or debris. A damaged or while you are driving. necessary replacements made as soon as possible. or debris exists in the system please See your dealer to have the seat see the dealer. they system in the vehicle. . As necessary exterior hard surfaces After a minor crash. cleaned with mild soap and water. or if the airbag readiness light webbing. Parts may need to belt assemblies inspected or be replaced to ensure proper replaced. System Parts after a system was not being used at the Crash time of the crash. If dust have been stressed or damaged.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. It may severely weaken A crash can damage the seat belt stays on after you start the vehicle the webbing. sure the seat belt systems are working properly after a crash.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 77 Seat Belt Care Replacing Seat Belt New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the seat belt Keep belts clean and dry. See Airbag might not be able to provide seat belt system may not properly Readiness Light 0 127. adequate protection. death in a crash.crc ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

For roof-rail airbags. Even though today's airbags the seat belts. designed to inflate in every crash. A roof-rail airbag for the driver are also designed to help reduce vehicle should wear a seat belt and the passenger seated the risk of injury from the force of an directly behind the driver. { Warning Because airbags inflate with great All vehicle airbags have the word force and faster than the blink of AIRBAG on the trim or on a label You can be severely injured or an eye. airbags. not replace (Continued) (Continued) . . . Also.crc . A frontal airbag for the front For seat-mounted side impact the only restraint. Everyone in the ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . A seat-mounted side impact Wearing your seat belt during a airbag for the driver.10/24/16 78 Seats and Restraints Airbag System For frontal airbags. the word AIRBAG is on the Should an Airbag Inflate? 0 81. whether or not there is inflating bag. outboard passenger and the Here are the most important things passenger seated directly to know about the airbag system: behind the front outboard { Warning passenger. side of the seat closest to the door. Airbags are designed to seriously injured or killed. all airbags must inflate an airbag for that person. See When outboard passenger.2018 . A roof-rail airbag for the front very quickly to do their job. A frontal airbag for the driver. properly. the word crash helps reduce your chance AIRBAG is on the ceiling or trim.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . In some crashes seat belts are . A seat-mounted side impact of hitting things inside the vehicle airbag for the front outboard Airbags are designed to supplement or being ejected from it. the word AIRBAG is on the center of the Warning (Continued) The vehicle has the following steering wheel for the driver and on airbags: the instrument panel for the front them. any wearing your seat belt. airbags are not outboard passenger. anyone who is up near the deployment opening. or very close to. . even with airbag when it inflates can be airbags. killed in a crash if you are not against. Airbags passenger.S. Do not work with seat belts. the protection provided by seat are “supplemental restraints” to belts.

how. electrical system for malfunctions.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 79 Where Are the Airbags? Warning (Continued) { Warning sit unnecessarily close to any Children who are up against. Always wear a seat belt. . See Airbag Readiness Light 0 127. Occupants should not lean on or There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument cluster. Always secure children in position before and during a properly in the vehicle.crc . as you would be if sitting or very close to. see Older Children 0 89 or even with airbags. which sleep against the door or side shows the airbag symbol.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. should sit as far back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. windows in seating positions with seat-mounted side impact airbags The system checks the airbag and/or roof-rail airbags. The driver Infants and Young Children 0 91.2018 . on the floor. any airbag when on the edge of the seat or leaning it inflates can be seriously injured forward. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. Seat belts help keep you or killed./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . airbag. The seat belts and the front outboard passenger airbags are most effective when you are sitting well back and The driver frontal airbag is in the upright in the seat with both feet center of the steering wheel. To read crash.S.

10/24/16 80 Seats and Restraints The front outboard passenger frontal airbag is in the passenger { Warning side instrument panel. and do not attach or put Side Similar anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other The roof-rail airbags for the driver. If something is between an occupant and an airbag. . Passenger front outboard passenger.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.crc .S. airbag covering. Driver Side Shown. If you do./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . and Side Similar second row outboard passengers Do not use seat accessories that are in the ceiling above the side block the inflation path of a The driver and front outboard windows. seat-mounted side impact airbag. of a vehicle with roof-rail airbags by routing a rope or tie‐down through any door or window opening. The path of an inflating airbag must be kept clear. the path of an inflating roof-rail airbag will be blocked.2018 . the airbag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death. Do not put anything between an occupant and an Driver Side Shown. passenger seat-mounted side impact airbags are in the side of the Never secure anything to the roof seatbacks closest to the door. Passenger airbag.

no one can severity of the impact. frontal airbags adjust the restraint vehicle damage or repair costs. on how fast the vehicle is traveling. these airbags. Both roof-rail airbags predict how severe a crash is likely or wide. or in a electronic sensors that help the impacts. the airbag.crc . Frontal airbags are designed to according to crash severity. crashes depending on the location This vehicle is equipped with Frontal airbags may inflate at of the impact. the Roof-rail airbags are designed to direction of the impact. In addition. Roof-rail system's deployment threshold.2018 . will inflate when either side of the to be in time for the airbags to vehicle is struck or if the sensing inflate and help restrain the Frontal airbags are not intended to system predicts that the vehicle is occupants. rear about to roll over on its side. inflate in moderate to severe frontal Seat-mounted side impact airbags What Makes an Airbag or near frontal crashes to help are designed to inflate in moderate Inflate? reduce the potential for severe to severe side crashes depending injuries. mainly to the driver's or on the location of the impact. or many side impacts./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . See Airbag System 0 78. airbag system determine the In addition. and how inflate in moderate to severe side Inflate? quickly the vehicle slows down. severe frontal impact. is designed to inflate on the side of and related hardware are all part of the vehicle that is struck. inflator. the airbag module. whether the object is fixed or airbags are not designed to inflate in Deployment thresholds are used to moving. Gas from the inflator fills the Whether the frontal airbags will or rollovers. The vehicle has inflate during vehicle rollovers. narrow rear impacts.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or rear impacts. the sensing front outboard passenger's head Seat-mounted side impact airbags system sends an electrical signal and chest. different crash speeds depending on roof-rail airbags are designed to Airbags are designed to inflate if the whether the vehicle hits an object inflate during a rollover or in a impact exceeds the specific airbag straight on or at an angle. The inflator. near frontal impacts. airbag causing the bag to break out should inflate is not based primarily A seat-mounted side impact airbag of the cover. the vehicle has In any particular crash. Deployment advanced technology frontal say whether an airbag should have thresholds can vary with specific airbags.S. are not designed to inflate in frontal triggering a release of gas from the impacts. In a deployment event. Advanced technology inflated simply because of the vehicle design.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 81 When Should an Airbag It depends on what is hit. and severe frontal impact. rigid or deformable.

automatically unlock the doors. This dust to seat belts. even belted may be dust in the air. turn full or partial ejection in rollover but not too hot to touch. How Does an Airbag not toward those airbags. In for people with a history of moderate to severe side collisions. they quickly it is safe to do so. Roof-rail airbags may still airbag inflates. The rollover Are the Airbags? 0 79. although no system can be some smoke and dust coming warning flashers./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . see Where Are But airbags would not help in many the windshield or being able to steer the Airbags? 0 79. see Where medical attention. occupants can contact the steering could cause breathing problems wheel or the instrument panel. capable roof-rail airbags are The parts of the airbag that come The vehicle has a feature that may designed to help reduce the risk of into contact with you may be warm.10/24/16 82 Seats and Restraints For airbag locations. If you have provided by seat belts by deflate.S. first and second rows. be at least partially inflated for some by opening a window or a door. even belted occupants can contact an Airbag Inflates? To avoid this. For deployment.crc . you should seek outboard seating positions in the location of the airbags. so quickly that some people breathing problems but cannot distributing the force of the impact may not even realize the airbags get out of the vehicle after an more evenly over the inflated. { Warning Airbags should never be regarded In moderate to severe frontal or When an airbag inflates. Some If you experience breathing are designed to help contain the components of the airbag module problems following an airbag head and chest of occupants in the may be hot for several minutes.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. What Will You See after asthma or other breathing trouble. airbags. types of collisions. primarily the vehicle. Rollover capable roof-rail airbags time after they inflate. Airbag inflation does not The feature may also activate.2018 . then get fresh air occupant's body. and shut off the prevent all such ejections. from the vents in the deflated fuel system after the airbags inflate. See When Restrain? Should an Airbag Inflate? 0 81. everyone in the the inside of the vehicle. There may on the interior lamps and hazard events. prevent the driver from seeing out of . nor does it prevent because the occupant's motion is people from leaving the vehicle. After frontal and seat-mounted side vehicle should get out as soon as Airbags supplement the protection impact airbags inflate. there as anything more than a supplement near frontal collisions.

either the word ON or . The features.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The service manual the vehicle.S. After an airbag sensing system for the front using the controls for those inflates./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Let only qualified technicians Mexico has occurred. such as the fuel for the vehicle covers the need system. The vehicle has a crash sensing United States and Canada appears to be drivable after a and diagnostic module which moderate crash. Airbags are designed to inflate The vehicle has a passenger off the hazard warning flashers by only once.2018 . You can lock the doors. and turn . to restart the engine after a crash . System turn off the interior lamps. you will need some new outboard passenger position. windshields are service. Privacy 0 397 and Event Data Use caution if you should attempt Recorders 0 398.crc . to help protect you in another A crash severe enough to inflate crash. make it difficult to safely operate See Vehicle Data Recording and the vehicle. parts for the airbag system. or the an airbag system will not work symbols for on and off. passenger airbag. will be In many crashes severe enough to properly. etc. complete. there may be records information after a concealed damage that could crash. after an Additional windshield breakage may Passenger Sensing event that exceeds a predetermined also occur from the front outboard threshold. Even if the vehicle . Improper service can mean that The words ON and OFF. A new system will include the airbags may have also airbag modules and possibly damaged important functions in other parts. See your dealer for visible during the system check. inflate the airbag.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 83 without airbag inflation. systems. work on the airbag systems. When the system check is broken by vehicle deformation. brake and steering to replace other parts. passenger airbag status indicator If you do not get them. the will light on the overhead console { Warning airbag system will not be there when the vehicle is started.

There is a critical problem with the airbag system or the (Continued) passenger sensing system. This is because secure child restraints in the rear works with sensors that are part of the back of the rear-facing child seat. or the symbol for on or off.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. if the airbag inflates.crc . and the passenger seat is in a outboard passenger frontal airbag if: forward position. The sensors are when a rear seat is not available. a rear seating position. Consider using another the front outboard passenger seat vehicle to transport the child restraint would be very close to and seat belt. ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the inflating airbag. circumstance. No other airbag the front outboard passenger is affected by the passenger A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured seat. and size. even if turns off the front outboard the airbag is off.10/24/16 84 Seats and Restraints OFF. . even though the airbag is turned off.2018 . children aged guarantee that an airbag will not takes his/her weight off of the 12 and under should be secured in deploy under some unusual seat for a period of time. the rear-facing child is so great. If securing a passenger frontal airbag under { Warning forward-facing child restraint in certain conditions.S. It is better to The passenger sensing system airbag inflates. no is present in a child restraint. . The front outboard passenger According to accident statistics. See Passenger Airbag the front. No one can . A front outboard passenger Whenever possible. will Never put a rear-facing child seat in be visible. always move the seat as far sensing system. Never put a rear-facing child The passenger sensing system restraint in the front seat. This is because the risk to Warning (Continued) Status Indicator 0 127. The system determines an infant child restraint for their weight passenger frontal airbag. or killed if the passenger frontal back as it will go. children are safer when properly Even if the passenger sensing seat is unoccupied. system is fail-safe. A child in a designed to detect the presence of a properly seated occupant and forward-facing child restraint can determine if the front outboard be seriously injured or killed if the The passenger sensing system is passenger frontal airbag should be passenger frontal airbag inflates designed to turn off the front allowed to inflate or not. secured in a rear seat in the correct system has turned off the .

Turn the vehicle off. Securing Child Restraints (With person of adult size is sitting have the vehicle serviced right the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat) properly in the front outboard away. See Passenger Airbag Status { Warning cushions. When the retractor lock is off the front outboard passenger is present in a child restraint. If a set. Make sure the seat belt enabled. Remove any additional items the off indicator will light and stay lit from the seat such as blankets. and for designed to turn off the front even if the child restraint is very small adults.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 85 When the passenger sensing wear a seat belt properly — whether 2. 3. including The passenger sensing system is installing the child restraint. seat covers. it means 4.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Child Restraint out of the retractor when For some children. outboard passenger frontal airbag. seat heaters. system has allowed the airbag to be information. Light 0 127 for more information.2018 . . depending upon the child restraint has been installed but not pulled out of the person's seating posture and body and the on indicator is lit: retractor. Remove the child restraint from system has turned off the front or not there is an airbag for that the vehicle. the belt can be tightened frontal airbag. Indicator 0 127. Reinstall the child restraint The passenger sensing system is following the directions designed to turn on the front that something may be wrong with the airbag system. See Airbag Readiness 0 101 or Securing Child passenger seat.crc . build. person. the passenger outboard passenger frontal airbag if equipped with a seat belt lock sensing system may or may not turn the system determines that an infant off. or seat massagers. Restraints (With the Seat Belt When the passenger sensing including important safety in the Front Seat) 0 103. If the airbag readiness light ever comes on and stays on. children in child restraints. Everyone in the vehicle who has outgrown child restraints should 1. To help provided by the child restraint outboard passenger frontal airbag manufacturer and refer to anytime the system senses that a avoid injury to yourself or others. the on indicator will light retractor is locked by pulling and stay lit as a reminder that the If the On Indicator Is Lit for a the shoulder belt all the way airbag is active./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S. as a reminder that the airbag is off.

This If a person of adult size is sitting in may unintentionally cause the 6. 5. cushions.crc . adjust the head belt is pulled out all the way. it could be The passenger sensing system may turn the airbag off for some because that person is not sitting or may not turn off the airbag for a adult-sized occupants. the front outboard passenger seat. after reinstalling the child If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an 2. Never put a rear-facing child without pulling the belt out all enable the front outboard passenger restraint in the front seat. seat heaters. Restart the vehicle. Use the following steps to allow the secure the child restraint in a rear and then buckle the belt again system to detect that person and seat. seatback and adjust the seat 3. with legs comfortably Also make sure the child extended. sure that the vehicle seatback is not pushing the child 4. even if the the way.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. 6. turn the vehicle off. if adjustable. frontal airbag: on indicator is not lit. or seat slightly recline the vehicle massagers.10/24/16 86 Seats and Restraints 5. the seat. seat lit. Then covers. If the shoulder portion of the If this happens. If this properly in the seat or that the child child in a child restraint depending happens. See Head Restraints the child restraint locking 0 59.2018 . Turn the vehicle off. . let restraint locking feature is engaged. Have the person sit upright in restraint into the seat cushion. centered on the seat cushion. It is better to the belt go back all the way. such as vehicle. the person remain in this position for two to three minutes after the on indicator is lit. If. Place the seatback in the fully cushion. unbuckle the belt. passenger sensing system to but the off indicator is lit. Restart the vehicle and have 1./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . feature will be engaged. the on indicator is still blankets. Remove any additional material restraint and restarting the Adult-Sized Occupant from the seat. restraint. upon the child’s size. restraint is not trapped under the vehicle head restraint. to make upright position.S.

the airbag aftermarket equipment except when of the airbag system in several will not be able to inflate and help approved by GM for your specific places around the vehicle. If this is not For up to 10 seconds after the System Operation vehicle is turned off and the desired. and seat Servicing the { Warning massagers can affect how well the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle passenger sensing system If the front outboard passenger operates. laptop. seat heaters. Be sure to follow additional information about the seatback may interfere with the proper service procedures. object.crc . grocery bag. if the passenger The on indicator may be lit if an Information 0 395. You can be injured if you are close to an airbag when it system maintain the passenger Stowing articles under the inflates. { Warning Additional Factors Affecting or other electronic device./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Your protect that person in a crash. To adult-sized occupant should not modifications that can affect how purchase a service manual. airbag status. such as a briefcase.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. see ride in the front outboard the system operates. We recommend that you Airbags affect how the vehicle airbag is turned off for an not use seat covers or other should be serviced. An for more information about vehicle and the airbag system. make sure the person performing proper operation of the passenger A thick layer of additional material. and importance of proper restraint use. or aftermarket equipment such as . is put on an unoccupied seat.S.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 87 seat covers. remove the object from Seat belts help keep the passenger the seat. airbag off indicator is lit. an airbag in position on the seat during can still inflate during improper vehicle maneuvers and braking. sensing system. See Adding Equipment to dealer and the service manual have resulting in an increased risk of the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 88 information about servicing the serious injury or even death. There are parts adult-sized occupant. Service Publications Ordering passenger seat. See “Seat Belts” and passenger seat or between the They are probably part of the “Child Restraints” in the Index for passenger seat cushion and airbag system.2018 . vehicle. handbag. battery is disconnected. such as a blanket or cushion. which helps the passenger sensing { Warning service. Avoid yellow connectors. work for you is qualified to do so.

airbag system.2018 . could also regularly scheduled maintenance or operation of the airbag system can interfere with the operation of the replacement. The system will be affected if the vehicle passenger sensing system may not operate properly if the original seat . such as an aftermarket seat Airbag System Check height. upholstery. see Different Size Tires and Wheels 0 332 for additional opened or broken airbag have information about the location of the airbag sensors. sensing and important information. or broken. Make sure the airbag also be affected by changing any passenger sensing system. may not work properly. installed under or on top The airbag system does not need from working properly. airbag sensing and diagnostic deployment of the passenger module. See Airbag-Equipped Vehicle GM covers. object. the airbag side impact sensors. coverings. If an airbag covering is damaged. sensing system from properly ceiling or pillar garnish trim. open or break the airbag If the vehicle has rollover roof-rail coverings. If there are any Your dealer and the service manual airbags. have the airbag diagnostic module.S. See parts of the front seats. or with Customer Assistance. overhead console. Do not wiring. instrument airbag(s) or prevent the passenger Caution panel. or airbag 0 83. Adding accessories that change the designed for a different vehicle. see Where Are the In addition. steering wheel. any of the airbag modules. See Passenger Sensing System opened. and airbag covering and/or airbag module If you have to modify your vehicle replaced. or trim. call covers. or side sheet heater or a comfort-enhancing pad metal may keep the airbag system or device. See your dealer passenger sensing system for the modifications will affect the vehicle's for service. front end. front sensors. or trim Customer Assistance Offices 0 388. because you have a disability and airbags. or if you have which includes sensors that are part questions about whether the airbag of the passenger seat. the vehicle has a have questions about whether the Airbags? 0 79. For the location of the wiring.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The of the seat fabric. could either prevent proper Airbag Readiness Light 0 127.10/24/16 88 Seats and Restraints Adding Equipment to the trim is replaced with non-GM is modified for any other reason. front outboard passenger position. seat belts. upholstery. turning off the passenger airbag(s). This readiness light is working.crc . Any vehicle's frame. bumper system./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

If no. touching the on when you are driving. See shoulder.S. Sit all the way back on the seat. See replacements made as soon as “Rear Seat Belt Comfort Guides” possible. See Airbag Readiness Light 0 127. To . booster seat. have them If no. if available. help make sure the airbag Does the shoulder belt rest on systems are working properly the shoulder? If yes. continue. A damaged airbag system may Do the knees bend at the seat edge? If yes. continue. If the airbag readiness light stays on ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Buckle the lap-shoulder belt. under Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 72. Have return to the booster seat. still does not rest on the replace airbag system parts.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 89 Replacing Airbag System Child Restraints The manufacturer instructions that come with the booster seat state the Parts after a Crash weight and height limitations for that Older Children booster. Older children who have outgrown If a comfort guide is not booster seats should wear the available. system may not work properly. If no. you will need to vehicle’s seat belts. or if the shoulder belt If an airbag inflates.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. continue. try using the rear seat belt inspected and any necessary comfort guide. the vehicle serviced right away.crc . after a crash. passenger(s) in a crash. Use a booster seat with a { Warning lap-shoulder belt until the child passes the fit test below: A crash can damage the airbag systems in the vehicle. not properly protect you and your return to the booster seat. resulting in serious injury or even death. . . Does the lap belt fit low and after the vehicle is started or comes snug on the hips. the airbag thighs? If yes. then return to the your dealer for service.2018 .

Older Q: What is the proper way to children need to use seat belts wear seat belts? properly. can be crushed together and { Warning seriously injured. children who are not maintained for the length of the buckled up can strike other people trip? If yes. A child can be abdomen. The lap belt should fit the impact forces. which could cause seriously injured by not wearing severe or even fatal internal the lap-shoulder belt properly. they snugly below the hips. just touching the top of the thighs. forward increasing the chance of According to accident statistics. The belt force would then be applied right on the abdomen. Can proper seat belt fit be In a crash. thrown out of the vehicle.S. head and neck injury./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .10/24/16 90 Seats and Restraints .crc . belt. In a injuries in a crash. or can be return to the booster seat. A: An older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the { Warning additional restraint a shoulder Never allow more than one child belt can provide. A seat belt must This applies belt force to the Never allow a child to wear the be used by only one person at child's pelvic bones in a crash. The shoulder to wear the same seat belt. The belt should not cross the face or seat belt cannot properly spread neck. continue. (Continued) . seat belt with the shoulder belt It should never be worn over the a time. If no. behind their back. Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt The child could move too far 0 72. The child children are safer when properly might also slide under the lap restrained in a rear seating position. crash.2018 . the child would not be Also see “Rear Seat Belt Comfort restrained by the shoulder belt. In a crash. who are buckled up.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.

need. the way back into the retractor. to use safety . Neither injuries. arms.5 kg (12 lb) wrapped around a child’s neck. In fact.2018 . restraint. The shoulder belt should restrained while in a vehicle. they should every Canadian province says have the protection provided by That could cause serious or fatal children up to some age must be appropriate child restraints.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . { Warning Children who are not restrained properly can strike other people. a 5.S. Children can be seriously injured or can be thrown out of the vehicle. For example. or strangled if a shoulder belt is wrapped around their neck. the chest. for everyone. infant will suddenly become a If the shoulder belt is locked and 110 kg (240 lb) force on a person's Infants and Young tightened around a child’s neck. an infant or a child retractor.crc . in a crash at only but it cannot do this if it is 40 km/h (25 mph). An infant or child should be Children the only way to loosen the belt is secured in an appropriate to cut it. the law in every Every time infants and young Warning (Continued) state in the United States and in children ride in vehicles. The shoulder belt can tighten but { Warning cannot be loosened if it is locked.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 91 restraints. Never hold an infant or a child The shoulder belt locks when it is while riding in a vehicle. It unlocks when the will become so heavy it is not shoulder belt is allowed to go all possible to hold it during a crash. Neither the in a vehicle and never allow distance traveled nor the age and children to play with the seat size of the traveler changes the belts. Due to pulled all the way out of the crash forces. Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and Never leave children unattended all other children. the vehicle's seat belt system nor its go over the shoulder and across airbag system is designed for them.

When purchasing a child restraint. be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. Rearward-facing child restraints rear-facing child restraint until age seat. Forward-facing child restraints head injury in a crash. seat.10/24/16 92 Seats and Restraints For each type of child restraint. Never put a rear-facing child restraints: To reduce the risk of neck and child restraint in the front .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. If you must secure a of their child restraint. It is also better to secure a . any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured { Warning There are three basic types of or killed. . child depends on their size./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .2018 . or position children in available for children with special needs. Children who are up against. In addition. or very close to. there are many kinds of restraints Child restraints are devices used to { Warning restrain. infants and outboard seat. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. the vehicle and are sometimes called child seats or car seats. always child restraint is compatible with the move the front passenger seat as vehicle in which it will be used. there are many different models available. far back as it will go.crc . If it is. the restraint will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. or until they reach the forward-facing child restraint in a maximum height and weight limits The proper child restraint for your rear seat. and also on whether the the front outboard seat. forward-facing child restraint in and age.S. weight. Secure a toddlers should be secured in a rear-facing child restraint in a rear . Belt-positioning booster seats two.

acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. Instead. To reduce the risk of serious or fatal injuries during a Rear-Facing Infant Restraint A forward-facing child restraint crash. .10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 93 Child Restraint Systems { Warning A young child's hip bones are still so small that the vehicle's regular seat belt may not remain low on the hip bones.S.crc . In a crash. the belt would apply force on a body area that is unprotected by any bony structure. in a crash.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. it may settle up around the child's abdomen. young children should provides restraint for the child's A rear-facing child restraint provides body with the harness. as it should. This alone could cause serious or fatal Forward-Facing Child Restraint injuries. The harness system holds the infant in place and. always be secured in appropriate restraint with the seating surface child restraints. against the back of the infant./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .2018 .

See Lower the U. following the collision or sudden stop and injure Booster Seats instructions that came with that people in the vehicle. Be sure to A belt-positioning booster seat is child restraint and the instructions properly secure any child restraint in used for children who have in this manual. seats by lap belts or the lap belt and demonstrate how to correctly See the seat belt fit test in Older portion of a lap-shoulder belt. refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a { Warning booklet. Secure the child restraint properly in the vehicle Keep in mind that an unsecured using the vehicle’s seat belt or child restraint can move around in a LATCH system./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . For CPST restraint is not properly secured in availability in Canada. or both. the LATCH system.S. obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer. A child can be seriously injured or The child restraint instructions are killed in a crash if the child important. Certified Child belt system until the child is large in the vehicle.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Child restraint Passenger Safety Technicians enough for the vehicle seat belts to systems must be secured in vehicle (CPSTs) are available to inspect fit properly without a booster seat. check with the vehicle. so if they are not restraint is not properly secured in available.2018 .S. Boosters are designed to To help reduce the chance of injury. the vehicle — even when no child is outgrown their forward-facing child in it. restraint. Children can be locate the nearest child safety seat endangered in a crash if the child inspection station. . In some areas of the United States improve the fit of the vehicle's seat the child restraint must be secured and Canada.10/24/16 94 Seats and Restraints Securing an Add-On Child When securing an add-on child Restraint in the Vehicle restraint. or by use and install child restraints. In Children 0 89..crc . refer to the National Anchors and Tethers for Children Highway Traffic Safety (LATCH System) 0 96 for more Administration (NHTSA) website to information. and to this manual. Transport Canada or the Provincial Ministry of Transportation office. the vehicle.

No one can better than others. no may fit in certain seating positions child restraint secured in a rear system is fail-safe. child restraint. restraint in the front. guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under some unusual Depending on where you place the Whenever possible. If you secure a Adjacent seating positions should great if the airbag deploys. you may not be able a rear seating position. even if the airbag passengers or child restraints.crc . restraint. This is because the child restraint in a rear seat. When securing a child restraint with be seriously injured or killed if the front passenger airbag inflates the seat belts in a rear seat position. study the instructions that came with Where to Put the and the passenger seat is in a the child restraint to make sure it is forward position. It is better to secure A child can be seriously injured or airbag inflates. Even if the passenger sensing According to accident statistics. seating position. A child in a properly following the instructions forward-facing child restraint can that came with that child restraint. always move the { Warning restraint can be seriously injured front passenger seat as far back or killed if the front passenger as it will go. to access adjacent seat belts or Secure rear-facing child restraints LATCH anchors for additional Never put a rear-facing child in a rear seat.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Secure the child the inflating airbag. killed in a crash if the child is not the back of the rear-facing child See Passenger Sensing System properly secured in the child restraint would be very close to 0 83 for additional information. Restraint compatible with this vehicle. even though it is child restraint and the size of the 12 and under should be secured in turned off.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 95 Securing the Child Within the Child Restraint { Warning Warning (Continued) A child in a rear-facing child the front seat. Child restraints and booster seats children and infants are safer when system has turned off the front vary considerably in size. This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so is off.2018 . and some properly restrained in an appropriate passenger frontal airbag. . forward-facing child restraint in not be used if the child restraint (Continued) prevents access to or interferes with the routing of the seat belt. children aged circumstance.

both the seat belts and the LATCH alone instead of the LATCH Keep in mind that an unsecured anchorage system to secure a anchorage system once the child restraint can move around in a rear-facing or forward-facing combined weight is more than collision or sudden stop and injure child seat. restraint during driving or in a crash. The LATCH system is Not all vehicle seating positions or designed to make installation of a When installing a child restraint with child restraints have lower anchors child restraint easier. install the restraint./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . 29. LATCH-compatible secure the child restraint. If the manufacturer 0 101 or Securing Child Restraints in it. a top tether. Seat) 0 103.S. people in the vehicle.2018 . recommends that the booster seat (With the Seat Belt in the Front be secured with the LATCH system.5 kg (65 lbs). .crc . a child restraint with these restraint are used to attach the child and also the instructions in this restraint to the anchors in the attachments in the vehicle. Lower Anchors and this can be done as long as the Child restraints built after March booster seat can be positioned Tethers for Children properly and there is no interference 2014 will be labeled with the (LATCH System) specific child weight up to which the with the proper positioning of the LATCH system can be used to The LATCH system secures a child lap-shoulder belt on the child.10/24/16 96 Seats and Restraints Wherever a child restraint is rear-facing and forward-facing child The LATCH anchorage system can installed. Use the seat belt child restraint system properly. tether. manual. the seat belt must be used restraint. vehicle. be sure to follow the seats can be properly installed be used until the combined weight instructions that came with the child using either the LATCH anchors or of the child plus the child restraint is restraint system and secure the the vehicle’s seat belts. In this In order to use the LATCH system in belts to properly secure the child your vehicle.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. you need a child case. you must also use and attachments or top tether either the lower anchors or the seat anchors and attachments. Do not use 29. Make sure to follow the instructions LATCH attachments on the child The following explains how to attach that came with the child restraint. Be sure to Booster seats use the vehicle’s seat See Securing Child Restraints (With properly secure any child restraint in belts to secure the child in the the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat) the vehicle — even when no child is booster seat. A child restraint must (with top tether where available) to restraint that has LATCH never be attached using only the top attachments.5 kg (65 lbs).

tether anchors.2018 . . Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations A top tether (3. Your child restraint may have a single tether (3) or a dual tether (4). The top tether attachment (2) on the child restraint connects to the top tether anchor in Lower anchors (1) are metal bars the vehicle in order to reduce the built into the vehicle. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. 4) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 97 See Securing Child Restraints (With Top Tether Anchor Some child restraints that have a the Seat Belt in the Rear Seat) top tether are designed for use with 0 101 or Securing Child Restraints or without the top tether being (With the Seat Belt in the Front attached. In Canada./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . There are two forward movement and rotation of lower anchors for each LATCH the child restraint during driving or in seating position that will a crash. and that the tether be attached. the law requires that Lower Anchors forward-facing child restraints have a top tether. Rear Seat Either will have a single attachment (2) to secure the top I : Seating positions with top tether to the anchor. A top tether anchor is built into the vehicle.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. accommodate a child restraint with lower attachments (2).crc . tether always to be attached. Others require the top Seat) 0 103.S.

or use the vehicle's seat if a national or local law requires that the top tether be attached.crc . children and infants are safer when properly restrained in a child restraint system or infant restraint system secured in a rear seating position. or if belts to secure the restraint. Install a LATCH-type child Do not secure a child restraint in a anchors. position has a label. Be sure to use an If a LATCH-type child restraint is anchor on the same side of the not attached to anchors. The rear compartment storage panel/cover { Warning might need to be adjusted to access the anchors.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. each second row anchor information. In a crash. According to accident statistics. the top tether anchor placed.2018 . See Where to Put the To assist in locating the lower Restraint 0 95 for additional anchors. child restraint say that the top tether must be attached. (Continued) . restraint properly using the position without a top tether anchor anchors. child could be seriously injured or symbol is near the top tether killed. Designed for the LATCH The top tether anchors for each rear System seating position are on the back of the rear seatback. the anchors./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .10/24/16 98 Seats and Restraints H : Seating positions with two the instructions that come with the lower anchors. near the crease Top Tether Anchors Securing a Child Restraint between the seatback and the seat cushion. the child vehicle as the seating position restraint will not be able to protect To assist in locating the top tether where the child restraint will be the child correctly.S.

S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .crc . { Warning the way back into the retractor. Pull If you need to secure more than one could be injured. fold the empty rear seat with a not attach more than one child If the shoulder belt is locked and seat belt buckled. This could restraint to a single anchor.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. and tighten the belt behind the child restraint after the child This system is designed to make { Warning restraint has been installed. Do not fold the rear seatback To reduce the risk of serious or but it cannot do this if it is when the seat is occupied.2018 . damage the seat belt or the seat. The restraint attachments to secure the (Continued) .10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 99 Warning (Continued) Warning (Continued) Caution following the instructions that shoulder belt can tighten but Do not let the LATCH came with the child restraint and cannot be loosened if it is locked. installation of child restraints easier. or strangled if a shoulder belt is use the vehicle's anchors and child wrapped around their neck. It unlocks when the move buckled seat belts to avoid shoulder belt is allowed to go all rubbing the LATCH attachments. When using lower anchors. the shoulder belt all the way out child restraint in the rear seat. before cause the anchor or attachment Buckle any unused seat belts folding the seat. This may pulled all the way out of the damage these parts. do not Children can be seriously injured use the vehicle's seat belts. Instead. Do not fatal injuries during a crash. Attaching more than one child the only way to loosen the belt is Unbuckle and return the seat belt restraint to a single anchor could to cut it. do wrapped around a child’s neck. The shoulder belt locks when it is vehicle’s seat belts. see of the retractor to set the lock. tightened around a child’s neck. If necessary. A child or others children cannot reach them. to come loose or even break behind the child restraint so during a crash. to its stowed position. Where to Put the Restraint 0 95. retractor. attachments rub against the the instructions in this manual.

Find the lower anchors for the desired seating position.crc . 1. 1. Refer to the child top tether.3. does not have lower 2. Find the top tether anchors.S. the top tether be attached. If the position you are using instructions and the does not have a headrest restraint with the top tether and following instructions: the seat belts.1. Attach and tighten the lower following steps: attachments to the lower 2.2.2. Attach and tighten the . If the child restraint route the tether over the manufacturer recommends that seatback.1.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. secure the child . If the child restraint anchor. Route.2018 . instructions and the route the tether over the instructions in this manual.10/24/16 100 Seats and Restraints restraints. another vehicle anchor to secure a if equipped. Some restraints also use tether to the top tether anchor./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Refer to the or head restraint and you child restraint manufacturer are using a dual tether. are using a single tether. seatback. attach and tighten the top . attach and tighten attachments or the desired the top tether according seating position does not have to your child restraint lower anchors. Put the child restraint on the seat. 2. If the position you are using lower attachments on the does not have a headrest child restraint to the lower or head restraint and you anchors. restraint instructions and the 1. 1.

raise the headrest or head at the LATCH path and attempt New parts and repairs may be restraint and route the to move it side to side and necessary even if the LATCH tether under the headrest or back and forth. check.S. top tether anchor locations. system. To crash. .2018 . new LATCH system parts are using a dual tether.5 cm (1 in) of time of the crash.crc . Children (LATCH System) 0 96 for head restraint posts. Securing Child Restraints Replacing LATCH System (With the Seat Belt in the Parts After a Crash Rear Seat) When securing a child restraint with { Warning the seat belts in a rear seat position. see head restraint and in necessary replacements made as Lower Anchors and Tethers for between the headrest or soon as possible. see Lower Anchors and has an adjustable headrest resulting in serious injury or even Tethers for Children (LATCH or head restraint and you death in a crash./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . To help make System) 0 96 for how and where to are using a single tether. Before placing a child in the If the vehicle has the LATCH system has an adjustable headrest child restraint. installation. If the position you are using 3.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 101 . LATCH. sure the LATCH system is install the child restraint using raise the headrest or head working properly after a crash.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. If the position you are using secure the child restraint. study the instructions that came with A crash can damage the LATCH the child restraint to make sure it is system in the vehicle. grasp the child restraint may be needed. make sure it is and it was being used during a or head restraint and you securely held in place. If a child restraint is restraint and route the see your dealer to have the secured in the vehicle using a seat tether under the headrest or system inspected and any belt and it uses a top tether. between the headrest or movement. There should system was not being used at the head restraint and in be no more than 2. A damaged compatible with this vehicle. LATCH system may not properly If the child restraint has the LATCH . for proper head restraint posts.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored. 3. . Pull the shoulder belt all the If more than one child restraint buckle until it clicks./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . so that the tightened but not pulled out of seat belt could be quickly the retractor. the belt can be the Restraint 0 95. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Put the child restraint on the seat. Pick up the latch plate. If the child restraint or vehicle seat position does not have the LATCH system.S. Push the latch plate into the 4.crc . restraint system. 1. 2. be sure to read Where to Put the buckle. and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's seat belt through or around the restraint.10/24/16 102 Seats and Restraints Do not secure a child seat in a position without a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that the top tether be anchored. away from the child lock is set. way out of the retractor to set needs to be installed in the rear Position the release button on the lock. When the retractor seat. you will be using the seat belt to secure the child restraint.2018 . unbuckled if necessary. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint.

If the retractor is not locked. tether anchor. make sure it is In addition.S. child restraint. the vehicle has a securely held in place.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. When movement. . disconnect it. push down attempt to move it side to side under certain conditions. Before placing a child in the Where to Put the Restraint 0 95. When the See Passenger Sensing System shoulder portion of the belt to child restraint is properly 0 83 and Passenger Airbag Status tighten the lap portion of the installed.2018 . pull the and back and forth. See Lower Anchors and This vehicle has airbags. restraint. A rear Tethers for Children (LATCH seat is a safer place to secure a System) 0 96. To tighten the belt. on the child restraint. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is locked./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . information.crc . If the child restraint has a top Securing Child Restraints tether. it may be helpful to Never put a rear-facing child seat in unbuckle the vehicle seat belt and the front. and feed the shoulder belt more than 2. the child restraint as you the rear-facing child is so great. tighten the belt.5 cm (1 in) of including important safety back into the retractor. repeat Steps 4 and 5. See 7. This is because the risk to use your knee to push down on let it return to the stowed position. grasp the child restraint designed to turn off the front at the seat belt path and outboard passenger frontal airbag 5. there should be no Indicator 0 127 for more information. To passenger sensing system which is check.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 103 6. If the top tether is attached to a top if the airbag deploys. follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions (With the Seat Belt in the regarding the use of the top Front Seat) tether. installing a forward-facing child To remove the child restraint. belt. forward-facing child restraint.

see Lower Anchors and When the passenger sensing in a forward position. always move the seat as far passenger frontal airbag inflates.10/24/16 104 Seats and Restraints When using the lap-shoulder belt to { Warning Warning (Continued) secure the child restraint in this position. no system is fail-safe. It is better to 1. to get a tight child restraint can be seriously installation of the child injured or killed if the front restraint. airbag. back as it will go.S. the instructions that come with the unusual circumstance. Secure rear-facing child restraints In Canada. if needed. outboard passenger frontal airbag If the child restraint uses a top inflates and the passenger seat is tether. If you secure a a top tether.crc . Tethers for Children (LATCH system has turned off the front System) 0 96 for top tether anchor outboard passenger frontal Even if the passenger sensing locations. if a national or local law requires one can guarantee that an airbag See Passenger Airbag Status that the top tether be anchored. the off indicator on the system has turned off the front passenger airbag status Do not secure a child seat in a outboard passenger frontal indicator should light and stay position without a top tether anchor airbag. . No lit when you start the vehicle. the seat. must be anchored. even if the airbag forward-facing child restraints have is off. forward-facing child restraint. follow the instructions that A child in a rear-facing child forward-facing child restraint in came with the child restraint and the restraint can be seriously injured the front outboard passenger following instructions: or killed if the front outboard seat. even child restraint say that the top strap 2. or if will not deploy under some Indicator 0 127.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. the law requires that in a rear seat. Move the seat as far back as it This is because the back of the secure the child restraint in a will go before securing the rear-facing child restraint would rear seat. and that the tether be (Continued) attached. A child in a forward-facing 0 83 for additional information. Put the child restraint on though it is turned off.2018 . Move the seat upward or the be very close to the inflating See Passenger Sensing System seatback to an upright position./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . airbag.

the belt can be restraint system. way out of the retractor to set Position the release button on the lock. and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's seat belt through or around the restraint.2018 . so that the tightened but not pulled out of seat belt could be quickly the retractor.crc . The child restraint instructions will show you how. Pull the shoulder belt all the buckle until it clicks. Pick up the latch plate.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Push the latch plate into the 5. When the retractor the buckle. away from the child lock is set. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed.10/24/16 Seats and Restraints 105 3.S. unbuckled if necessary. ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . 4.

crc . When the child restraint is properly installed. Before placing a child in the child restraint.5 cm (1 in) of movement. use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you To remove the child restraint. grasp the child restraint at the seat belt path and attempt to move it side to side and back and forth. and feed the shoulder belt and the on indicator is lit. push down the passenger airbag status on the child restraint. make sure it is securely held in place. When On Indicator Is Lit for a Child installing a forward-facing child Restraint” under Passenger Sensing restraint. Try to pull the belt out of the retractor to make sure the retractor is locked. tighten the lap portion of the If a child restraint has been installed belt. unbuckle the vehicle seat belt and let it return to the stowed position. pull the indicator will come on and stay on shoulder portion of the belt to when the vehicle is started. To tighten the belt.2018 . it may be helpful to System 0 83. tighten the belt.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S. To check./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . If the retractor is not locked. there should be no more than 2. the off indicator in 6. repeat Steps 5 and 6.10/24/16 106 Seats and Restraints 7. . see “If the back into the retractor. If the airbag is off.

To access. lift the lever on the front to open. . 107 Do not store heavy or sharp Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . these objects may cause the cover to open and Additional Storage Features could result in injury. Cargo Cover . . . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. 108 Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . 107 { Warning Glove Box .crc . Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . 107 In a crash. . pull the armrest down. 107 objects in storage compartments. . . . . 108 Glove Box Roof Rack System Roof Rack System . . . . . . . 107 Cupholders . . . . console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/24/16 Storage 107 Storage Storage Center Console Storage Compartments Storage Compartments Storage Compartments . . . . 109 Open the glove box by lifting up on There is storage in the center the lever. Cupholders may be located in the second row seat armrest. . Cupholders If equipped. . . Sunglasses Storage There is covered storage for sunglasses above the overhead console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . there are two USB Two cupholders are in the center ports for data and charging. . . . console. . . . . . . . .2018 . . .

pull both ends toward each Features other. vehicle. use it to cover items in the rear of the vehicle.S. push the buttons to convenience net retainers in the cause objects to be thrown in the unlock the ends of the cover. two cargo tie-downs and two cover. For vehicles with a cargo cover. . Push both ends until locked.crc . Convenience Net Retainers { Warning 2.2018 .10/24/16 108 Storage Additional Storage To remove the cover from the Cargo Tie-Downs vehicle. holes behind the rear seat. Sudden stops or turns can To reinstall./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . rear compartment. Store the cargo cover securely or remove it from the vehicle. 1. Cargo Tie-Downs The vehicle may be equipped with Do not place objects on the cargo Store under the load floor. You or others could be Place each end of the cover in the injured. or in a crash.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Cargo Cover { Warning An unsecured cargo cover could strike people in a sudden stop or turn.

For more information on carried could be violently torn off. Avoid high speeds.10/24/16 Storage 109 Roof Rack System Caution of gravity higher. Load cargo so that it make sure the cargo remains in its plywood. { Warning Loading cargo on the roof rack otherwise it may result in loss of that weighs more than 100 kg control. Do not exceed the maximum wind can catch it while the vehicle crossrails. check to make sure crossrails and cargo are securely fastened.crc . or at high speeds. roof rack side rails may be To prevent damage or loss of cargo installed. and damage the vehicle. the vehicle. GM certified crossrails can be purchased as an accessory. the vehicle that is longer or wider sides of the vehicle may damage occasionally stop the vehicle to than the roof rack — like paneling. If something is carried on top of (220 lb) or hangs over the rear or on rough roads. The item being cargo securely. vehicle capacity and loading. If equipped.S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . see and this could cause a collision Vehicle Load Limits 0 209. For roof racks that do not have crossrails included. when driving. sudden braking. making sure to fasten vehicle capacity when loading the is being driven. or a mattress — the rests evenly between the place. vehicle. Never carry something longer or wider than the roof rack on top of the vehicle unless using a GM certified accessory carrier. sudden starts. Loading cargo on the roof rack will make the vehicle’s center . or abrupt maneuvers. If equipped with a roof rail docking station. If driving for a long distance. sharp turns. See your dealer.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 . the roof rack can be used to load items.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Lamps On Reminder . . . . . 131 Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . 151 Clock . and StabiliTrak OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Passenger Airbag Status Information Displays Controls Indicator . . . . . . . 124 Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Universal Remote System Compass . . . . . . . . . 119 Wait-to-Start Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . and StabiliTrak Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Traction Off Light . . 137 . . 126 Front Fog Lamp Light . . . . . . 132 Vehicle Personalization Rear Window Wiper/ Antilock Brake System (ABS) Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S. . . . . . . . . 129 Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . 136 Gauge . . . . . . . 143 Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Security Light . . 131 Vehicle Speed Messages . . . . 133 Universal Remote System Warning Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gauges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . . . . . . . .crc . 112 Service Electric Parking Brake Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . 124 Warning Light . . . . . . . 134 Instrument Cluster . 128 Driver Information Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . 116 Programming . . 134 Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gauges. . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/24/16 110 Instruments and Controls Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Seat Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Engine Coolant Temperature High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . 154 Indicators Traction Control System (TCS)/ Universal Remote System Warning Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Light . . . . . . . . . . 156 Indicators . . . . . 135 Odometer . . . . . . . 111 Electric Parking Brake Engine Power Messages . . . . . . . . 133 Universal Remote System Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 118 Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . . . 132 Tow/Haul Mode Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Controls Brake System Warning Vehicle Messages Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Horn . . . . . . . 120 Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Operation ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . 114 Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light . . . . . . . . . . 143 Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . 114 Universal Remote System . . . . . 112 Light . . . . . . 137 Instruments and Airbag Readiness Light . 113 Warning Light . . . . . . . .

Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls) wheel. Move the steering wheel up See OnStar Overview 0 400 or are on the back of the steering or down. some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. When on a call or end a current call. with those systems. The favorite and volume switches 2. Do not adjust the steering wheel system when not on a call. If equipped. Favorite: When on a radio closer or away from you.crc . .10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 111 Controls Steering Wheel Controls o or p : Press to go to the previous or next menu option. press to interact 1. Pull or push the steering wheel 0 179. while driving./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . press to select the next 4. 1. Pull the lever up to lock the c : Press to reject an incoming or previous favorite. Steering Wheel w or x : Press to go to the next or Adjustment previous selection. mute or unmute the infotainment the next or previous track. Press to media source. To adjust the steering wheel: g : For vehicles with OnStar or a Bluetooth system.2018 . 0 180 or Bluetooth (Overview) 3. Pull the lever down. press to select steering wheel in place.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. V : Press to select a highlighted menu option.S. source.

intermittent wipes. press to turn on or LO : Use for slow wipes. or INT. If frozen to the windshield. wiper speed. Heavy snow or ice can overload the HI : Use for fast wipes. A light near the button displays wiper control is turned off. HI. then turn the band up for more frequent wipes or Heated Steering Wheel down for less frequent wipes. With the ignition on or in Damaged blades should be ACC/ACCESSORY. Volume: Press to increase or Windshield Wiper/Washer INT : Move the lever up to INT for decrease the volume. If the wiper motor ( : If equipped with a heated overheats. See when the feature is turned on. For several wipes. hold the lever down. OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The steering wheel takes about Wiper Parking three minutes to start heating. move the replaced.S. . column. See Wiper Blade windshield wiper lever to select the Replacement 0 301. wiper motor. is on the side of the steering carefully loosen or thaw them. briefly move the lever down. stop until the motor cools and the off. Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades and windshield before using The windshield wiper/washer lever them.10/24/16 112 Instruments and Controls 2.2018 .crc . If the ignition is turned off while the Horn wipers are on LO. Press a on the steering wheel pad to sound the horn. they will immediately stop. 1X : For a single wipe./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the windshield wipers will steering wheel. Electrical System Overload 0 307.

Rear Window Wiper/ { Warning Windshield Washer Washer In freezing weather. lever is released or the maximum wash time is reached. windshield. do not use 1 : Push the windshield wiper the base of the windshield. do not use the washer until the windshield is f : Pull the windshield wiper The ignition must be on or in the warmed. the wipers continue to run until they reach the base of the windshield. operate the rear window wiper/ fluid can form ice on the The wipers will continue until the washer. blocking your vision. the rear wiper will automatically park. blocking your vision. Otherwise the washer on the rear window. moved to OFF before the driver { Warning ON : Slow wipes. position when released. door is opened or within 10 minutes. the windshield washer had been move the rear wiper control to OFF activated. the washer until the windshield is lever forward to spray washer fluid warmed. N (Neutral) and the vehicle speed is very slow. In some for information on filling the vehicles.2018 . the wipers will restart and move to In freezing weather. windshield washing. When the Rear Wiper Arm Assembly lever is released. Turn the end of the windshield wiper lever to operate the rear window wiper/washer. See Washer Fluid 0 297 to disable the rear wiper. Otherwise the washer lever toward you to spray windshield ACC/ACCESSORY position to washer fluid and activate the wipers.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 113 If the windshield wiper lever is then INT : Intermittent wipes./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . OFF : Turns the system off.crc . additional wipes Protection may occur depending on how long When using an automatic car wash. if the transmission is in windshield washer fluid reservoir.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . The lever If the ignition is turned off while the fluid can form ice on the automatically returns to its original wipers are performing wipes due to windshield.S.

The compass system 3. GPS signal.2018 . then touch SETTINGS. . the system. See 5./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Press {. If the rear operate for a certain number of cannot be manually set. window. interval wipes. Using Auto Set 1. Washer Fluid 0 297. When the compass SETTINGS.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. display on the Driver Information Center (DIC). Press {. See Operation 0 168 on rear wiper will automatically operate System (GPS) antenna. 4. drive the automatically performs interval 2. Touch Time and Date. then the rear wiper display shows CAL.crc . StabiliTrak®. The compass receives The infotainment system controls Reverse Gear Wipes its heading and other information are used to access the time and from the Global Positioning date settings through the menu If the rear wiper control is off.S. GPS signal is restored and provide The windshield washer reservoir is a heading again. then touch windshield wiper is performing satellites. continuously when the shift lever is in R (Reverse). then Set vehicle for a short distance in an wipes. and vehicle speed how to use the menu system. Check the fluid level if either washer is not working. wiper control is off. Touch R or Q to adjust AM or used for the windshield and rear PM for 12 hour format.10/24/16 114 Instruments and Controls The wiper operations return to Compass Clock normal when the transmission is no longer in N (Neutral) or the vehicle The vehicle may have a compass Base Radio speed has increased. Touch 3. Touch + or − to adjust the See Vehicle Personalization 0 144. will automatically determine when a value. open area where it can receive a This feature can be turned on or off. and the front needing a signal from the GPS 1. and the front information. Setting the Time and Date windshield wiper is performing low The compass system is designed to When Auto Set is enabled the time or high speed wipes. the shift lever is miles or degrees of turn before in R (Reverse). Time or Set Date.

selections. Press o BACK under “Introduction” in the Format to go to the last menu and infotainment manual. Touchscreen Controls 2. Uplevel Radio Using increase or decrease the value. Touch SETTINGS from the 2. Home Page. Touch 3. Select SETTINGS from the 24 hour clock.2018 . then touch To set the time: SETTINGS. Press the MENU knob to 1. Press {. Press {. 1./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . displayed on the clock may not 3. and AM or PM. Touch 12–24 Hr for 12 or 1. Setting the 12/24 Hour Format 2. then touch Time Date Format. 1. See “Using the System” Setting the Month and Day Settings menu. If auto timing is set. select. SETTINGS. menu and save the changes. then select Time and Date. Turn the MENU knob to Off 3. Press the MENU knob to go to select 12h or 24h format.S. save the changes. or ª to increase or decrease (month/day/year). Touch 3. then select 4. Select Clock Display. After the last are used to access the time and 3. Select DD/MM/YYYY (day/ update immediately when driving 2. . then 4. Select from the available To set the time or date: or On. Auto Set requires an OnStar subscription. 4. then the Press o BACK to go to the last desired function. then Uplevel Radio Using Faceplate 2. The infotainment system controls the next value. Turn the MENU knob to SETTINGS. Touch 3. Controls 3. MM/DD/YYYY into a new time zone. Auto Set. or YYYY/ MM/DD (year/month/day) To set the clock display: hours. Select Home Page. then Set Home Page. the time and Date. then touch 3. Touch Time and Date. format. the system date settings through the menu will update and return to the system. minutes. Select Time and Date. Touch Time and Date. Touch Set Time and touch « month/year). 1.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. value is selected. 4. Touch Time and Date.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 115 2.crc .

crc . that exceeds the maximum Power Outlets 20 amp rating. day. If a 1. Touch Set Date and touch « . Touch } to go back to the The clock settings can also be accessed by touching the time Caution (Continued) previous menu. then touching Set./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . remove the cover. On the rear of the center floor in use because the vehicle could or ª to increase or decrease console. catch fire and cause injury or month. . equipment. Always unplug be sure to follow the proper display off or on. compatible with the accessory To set the clock display: Caution power outlet and could overload vehicle and adapter fuses. 3. Certain accessory plugs may not be previous menu. 2. Do not Home Page. If auto timing is set. display. which can update immediately when driving be used to plug in electrical into a new time zone. see your Time and Date. Auto Set requires an OnStar use and do not plug in equipment subscription. Touch Clock Display and touch of time while the vehicle is off will When adding electrical equipment. death. See Add-On previous menu. the time The vehicle has three 12-volt displayed on the clock may not accessory power outlets. electrical equipment when not in installation instructions included with 3. such as a cell phone or { Warning To set the date: MP3 player.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. In the rear cargo area. plugged in when the vehicle is not climate control system. On the center stack below the leave electrical equipment and Date. then touch Time .10/24/16 116 Instruments and Controls 3. Touch } to go back to the (Continued) the equipment. OFF or ON to turn the clock drain the battery. 2. Touch SETTINGS and touch Leaving electrical equipment problem is experienced.2018 . Electrical Equipment 0 274. Touch } to go back to the To use the outlet. .S. Touch SETTINGS from the There are power outlets: rear cargo power outlet. or year. plugged in for an extended period dealer. Power is always supplied to the 1.

watts. Equipment with high initial peak If equipped. The power using 150 watts or less is plugged outlets are designed for into the outlet and a system fault is accessory power plugs only. Other equipment requiring an and equipment requiring less than extremely stable power supply. such as and no system fault is detected.crc . such as used to plug in electrical equipment An indicator light on the outlet turns compressor-driven refrigerators that uses a maximum limit of 150 on to show it is in use. 150 watts is plugged into the outlet. equipment is not fully seated into . The light and electric power tools. To reset the . See Retained the power outlet can cause Accessory Power (RAP) 0 219.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. such not detected. as cell phone charge cords. wattage. If equipment is connected using more than 150 watts or a system fault is detected. comes on when the ignition is on . the outlet.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 117 circuit. Medical equipment./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . unplug the item and plug it Caution back in or turn the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) off and Hanging heavy equipment from then back on. microcomputer-controlled The indicator light does not come on electric blankets and touch when the ignition is off or if the sensor lamps.2018 . a protection circuit shuts off the power supply and the indicator light turns off. The power outlet is not designed for the following and may not work Power Outlet 110/120 Volt properly if they are plugged in: Alternating Current The power outlet is on the rear of . The damage not covered by the power restarts when equipment vehicle warranty. this power outlet can be the center console.S.

If you have one. it is against the back of the bin. Remove all objects from the . in ACC/ charging. and the object gets pacemaker or other medical up on the charging pad aligned wedged between the phone and devices.S.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The system wirelessly charges one PMA or Qi The operating temperature is −20 °C compatible mobile device. ACCESSORY. The .10/24/16 118 Instruments and Controls Wireless Charging wireless charging feature may not correctly indicate charging when the If equipped. rings. as coins. Place the mobile device face an object. the vehicle has wireless vehicle is in RAP. keys. Objects. remove the phone and recommended to consult with allow the object to cool before 3.2018 . See Retained charging in the bin below the Accessory Power (RAP) 0 219. see your dealer for details.ca. charging pad. see Remove all objects from the gmtotalconnect. Wireless charging can affect the charging system does not detect operation of an implanted 2.chevrolet. paper clips.crc .com/learn. indicates that the mobile device is properly positioned and The vehicle must be on. This wireless charging system. In Canada.S. climate control system. In the U. The system may or cards. between the phone and not charge if there are any { Warning charging pad will become very objects between the phone and hot. or in Retained Accessory Power (RAP). charging pad before charging To charge a mobile device: your mobile device. charger. compatibility: . . such 1. (−4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for the charging system and 0 °C (32 °F) to To check for phone or other device 35 °C (95 °F) for the phone. Or./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . pad. On the rare occasion that the the charging pad. see { Warning my. to prevent burns. The $ will appear on the V on your doctor before using the removing it from the charging the infotainment display..

infotainment display: Gauges. and 1. to cause an expensive repair or replacement./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Some warning lights come on briefly when the engine is started to indicate they are working. Remove the phone from the pad and wait three seconds.S. check the section that explains what to do. Turn the cell phone Warning lights and gauges can 180 degrees before placing/ signal that something is wrong aligning the phone on the pad before it becomes serious enough again. .crc .2018 . When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on while driving. or when one of the gauges shows there may be a problem. Indicators 2. Paying attention to the warning lights and gauges could prevent injury.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 119 If $ does not appear on the Warning Lights.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Waiting to do repairs can be costly and even dangerous.

/Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Metric Similar .10/24/16 120 Instruments and Controls Instrument Cluster Base Level English Shown.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 .S.crc .

10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 121 Uplevel English Shown.2018 . Metric Similar .S.crc .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

S. Base Level and Metric Similar .crc .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 .10/24/16 122 Instruments and Controls Diesel Uplevel English Shown./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

In the Audio menu browse for Options music. calls. select from the favorites. through the list of available then press p to enter the Phone Choose English. If there is an active Audio route.crc . A checkmark will be displayed next to the selected item. Info App. then press p to enter the Navigation menu. view recent desired item is highlighted. Use the right steering wheel control then press p to enter the Options to open and scroll through the or x to change the station or go to different items and displays. Navigation active route. Not all applications will menu. This is where the If there is an active call. .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Use w or x to scroll through items in the Options menu. . Options last route and turn the voice prompts on/off. Phone app. or change the audio source. displayed to enter the Units menu. route guidance or turn the voice then press p to enter the Audio prompts on or off. you can resume the . or metric applications. If there is no . Press o to access the cluster Phone Units : Press p while Units is applications. Navigation Center (DIC) 0 137. if there is be available on all vehicles. press V to cancel or resume Press V to select the Audio app. menu. units by pressing V while the no active phone call.S. Use w Press V to select the Options app. the next or previous track. or scroll through contacts. In the Phone menu.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 123 Cluster Menu (Uplevel) . Use w or x to scroll Press V to select the Phone app.2018 . in the center of the instrument viewed./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Imperial. Audio Press V to select the Navigation . See Driver Information cluster. mute the selected Driver Information phone or switch to handset There is an interactive display area Center (DIC) displays can be operation. menu.

To turn StabiliTrak on or mode. per hour (km/h) or miles per When the indicator points to OFF.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. the chime.S. the vehicle is off. Warning display allows the driver to the trip odometer was last reset. If the minute (rpm). set a speed that they do not want to The trip odometer is accessed and exceed.2018 . To turn the Traction Control vehicle has been driven. tachometer indicates the vehicle . choose Stability. in either tachometer may vary by several System (TCS) on or off. selected speed limit is exceeded./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Press w or x to adjust the value.10/24/16 124 Instruments and Controls Info Pages : Press p while Info Speedometer status. the engine is off but the The speedometer shows the vehicle is on and can move. Odometer When the engine is on. 0 137. when the engine is shutting off. To set the Speed Warning reset through the Driver Information press p when Speed Warning is Center (DIC). during Auto Stop Traction. a For vehicles with the Stop/Start pop-up warning is displayed with a system. When pointing to AUTO Pages is displayed to enter the Info STOP. displayed. The Pages menu and select the items to vehicle's speed in either kilometers be displayed in the Info app. Press V to set the speed. See Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control Trip Odometer off and restarting. this feature The tachometer displays the engine can be turned off by pressing V speed in revolutions per while viewing this page. 0 236. when the ignition is on. the Traction and Stability : Press p to tachometer will indicate the engine’s enter the Traction and Stability The odometer shows how far the revolutions per minute (rpm). Tachometer Once the speed is set. hundred rpm’s. Driver Information Center (DIC) hour (mph). See Driver Information Center (DIC) 0 137. choose kilometers or miles. See engine could auto start at any time. The menu.crc . The trip odometer shows how far A slight bump may be felt when the the vehicle has been driven since transmission is determining the Speed Warning : The Speed most fuel efficient operating range.

The gauge moves a little while gauge indicates about how much turning a corner or speeding up. fuel is left in the tank. low fuel light comes on. Metric Uplevel When the ignition is on. None of these show a problem with the fuel gauge: . For example. but the fuel tank should be filled soon.2018 . It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the gauge indicated. empty when the ignition is When the indicator nears empty. the turned off. . the fuel pump shuts off before the gauge reads full. The gauge takes a few seconds An arrow on the fuel gauge to stabilize after the ignition is indicates the side of the vehicle the turned on. and goes back to fuel door is on.S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .crc .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. the gauge indicated the tank was half full. There is a small amount of fuel left. . .10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 125 Fuel Gauge Here are four things that some owners ask about. the fuel . but it actually took a little more or less than half the English Uplevel tank's capacity to fill the tank. At the service station.

S. See Engine neither the light nor the chime Overheating 0 295. the engine is too hot. this coolant temperature.2018 . conditions.crc . pull off the road./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Then the light stays gauge. English Uplevel This gauge shows the engine When the vehicle is started.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.10/24/16 126 Instruments and Controls Engine Coolant Seat Belt Reminders Temperature Gauge Driver Seat Belt Reminder Light There is a driver seat belt reminder light on the instrument cluster. . stop the vehicle. on solid until the belt is buckled. This cycle may continue several If the engine coolant has times if the driver remains or overheated and the vehicle has becomes unbuckled while the been operating under normal driving vehicle is moving. light flashes and a chime may come Metric Uplevel If the pointer moves toward the on to remind the driver to fasten warning area at the high end of the their seat belt. soon as possible. comes on. and turn off the engine as If the driver seat belt is buckled.

Then the light stays 0 78. and When the vehicle is started. This cycle continues several times if Passenger Airbag Status the passenger remains or becomes Indicator unbuckled while the vehicle is The vehicle has a passenger moving. If the light does reminder light and chime may turn not come on then. on after the vehicle is started or airbag status indicator. or other Light electronic device. or they could even inflate system. see Airbag System system. To turn off the { Warning reminder light and/or chime. The system check includes without a crash. have the vehicle serviced sensing system. See Passenger If the passenger seat belt is Sensing System 0 83 for important buckled. the pretensioners. handbag. laptop. vehicle is started. . sensing system. The overhead light comes on.S.2018 . See comes on while driving. right away. the passenger injury.crc . it means Passenger Sensing System 0 83. a Driver Information Center their seat belt. such as a briefcase.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. on solid until the belt is buckled. the airbag modules. this the crash sensing and diagnostic light flashes and a chime may come module. the wiring. For more information on the If there is a problem with the airbag on to remind passengers to fasten airbag system. have it fixed on if an object is put on the seat immediately./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The airbags in This light shows if there is an the vehicle might not inflate in a electrical problem with the airbag crash. (DIC) message may also come on. The airbag readiness light comes on console has a passenger airbag for several seconds when the The front passenger seat belt status indicator. neither the chime nor the safety information.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 127 Passenger Seat Belt Reminder grocery bag. the airbag system might not be Airbag Readiness Light working properly. To help avoid the airbag sensor(s). remove There is a passenger seat belt the object from the seat or buckle If the airbag readiness light stays reminder light near the passenger the seat belt.

Then. there may be a outboard passenger frontal airbag. as for on and off. after several seconds. or either the on or off symbol. Driving while this light is on (Continued) could drain the battery. have the indicator will light either ON or OFF. To help while driving. See The charging system light comes on passenger airbag status indicator your dealer for service. including important safety information.S. the passenger sensing system.10/24/16 128 Instruments and Controls If the word ON or the on symbol is lit on the passenger airbag status Warning (Continued) indicator. problem with the electrical charging have the vehicle serviced right system. or the symbol on. to let that something may be wrong you know the status of the front If the light stays on. after { Warning a check to show the light is working. If. it means that the front outboard passenger frontal airbag is Light 0 127 for more information. avoid injury to yourself or others.crc . it means vehicle serviced by your dealer. both status indicator lights remain on. The light turns off when the engine several more seconds. See Airbag Readiness dealer. there may be a problem with the lights or the When the vehicle is started.2018 .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. for several seconds as a system check. comes on and stays on./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . but the engine is not running. or comes on with the airbag system. the status If the airbag readiness light ever is started. allowed to inflate. . If the word OFF or the off symbol is United States and Canada lit on the passenger airbag status indicator. or if there Mexico are no lights at all. If it does not. Have it checked by your away. briefly when the ignition is turned will light ON and OFF. it means that the Charging System Light passenger sensing system has turned off the front outboard passenger frontal airbag.

S. can cause this light Malfunction noticeable. such as the radio replacement tires that do not and air conditioner. costly repairs that might not be If the light is flashing : A This light may also come on when covered by the vehicle warranty.2018 . If this light is on while the engine is running. with the light on. exhaust. This could lead to Indicator Lamp it comes on may prevent damage. Modifications to the engine. Malfunctions are often indicated by meet the original tire the system before any problem is specifications. may be required. the fuel economy may be is working when the ignition is in lower. The control system may not work as 0 277. See malfunction has been detected and with this light on. a If the vehicle is driven continually Maintenance test. This could also emission control on-board affect the vehicle’s ability to pass Caution an Emissions Inspection/ diagnostic system. the Driver Information Center (DIC) also Caution displays a message. Being aware of the light and seeking service promptly when to come on. and the vehicle may not Light Flashing (Gasoline Service Mode. the emission Accessories and Modifications the vehicle may require service. Diagnosis and service Exhaust Fluid 0 223./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . intake. malfunction has been detected that the system has detected a problem could damage the emission control with the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) system and increase vehicle management system.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 129 When this light comes on. be sure to turn off or fuel system. or the use of all accessories. See Ignition run smoothly. To help prevent damage.crc . This could lead to Engine Only) Positions 0 213. See Diesel emissions. reduce vehicle speed and avoid hard accelerations and uphill grades.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . light should come on to show that it well. If a short distance must be driven transmission. costly repairs not covered by the This light is part of the vehicle’s vehicle warranty.

If fuel has been added to the If the vehicle requires an Emissions is running.S. may turn off the light. Inspection/Maintenance test or to See Fuel (Gasoline) 0 253 or service the vehicle may affect Light on Steady (All Engines) Fuel for Diesel Engines 0 255. Diagnosis and service may be required. inspection and might require allowing fuel to evaporate into several days of routine driving .2018 . If this happens. If the light continues to flash. If this occurs. The vehicle may not pass Emissions Inspection and inspection if: Check the following: Maintenance Programs . Turn the vehicle inefficient engine operation and off and wait at least 10 seconds poor driveability. dealer. vehicle operation.10/24/16 130 Instruments and Controls If towing a trailer. fuel to turn the light off. See Add-On If the light is on steady : A If the light remains on. It may require at wheel. See “Filling the the vehicle's Data Link when the ignition is in Tank with a Portable Gas Can” Connector (DLC).crc . your dealer if assistance is needed. Connecting devices that are dealer for service as soon as least one full tank of the proper not used to perform an Emissions possible. Critical emission control systems 0 263 or Filling the Tank (Diesel) have not been completely 0 265. reduce the the atmosphere. under Filling the Tank (Gasoline) . which may go before restarting the engine./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the test equipment will likely connect to . see your Electrical Equipment 0 274. The light is on when the engine . make sure that it has been removed.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. find a . Poor fuel quality can cause safe place to park. The light does not come on adapter. See malfunction has been detected. The diagnostic system diagnosed. the can detect if the adapter has vehicle would not be ready for been left installed in the vehicle. change the panel to the left of the steering previous guidelines and see your fuel brand. vehicle using the capless funnel Inspection/Maintenance test. follow the up. If the away once the engine is warmed The DLC is under the instrument light is still flashing. Service Mode. A few driving amount of cargo being hauled as trips with the adapter removed soon as possible.

This can happen if the 12-volt battery has recently Light been replaced or run down. have it fixed so it Brake System Warning will be ready to warn you if there is This light comes on when the Light a problem.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 131 before the system is ready for Electric Parking Brake inspection. see your dealer.2018 .S. working properly if the brake If the light does not come on. See your dealer if the vehicle will Metric English not pass or cannot be made ready This light should come on briefly for the test./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . both circuits need to The brake system might not be Center (DIC). Have the brake Driving with the brake system system inspected right away. A message may also display in the Driver Information performance.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. parking brake is applied. be working. have the vehicle towed for service. . of two hydraulic circuits.crc . brake is released. If the light is still on after the vehicle has been pulled off the road and carefully stopped. warning light on can lead to a crash. If the light continues flashing after the parking The vehicle brake system consists If the light comes on and stays on. or remains flashing. there system warning light is on. If one there is a brake problem. is a brake problem. Metric English when the engine is started. For normal braking { Warning system. If it does not come on then. or while driving. or if the vehicle has been recently serviced. the remaining Parking Brake system or another circuit can still work to stop the vehicle. If the warning light comes on. there is a problem with the Electric circuit is not working.

S. the vehicle still has brakes. this light comes on to your dealer as soon as possible. Parking Brake 0 234. have it fixed so it will briefly when the engine is started. driving at a speed above 20 km/h (13 mph). stop as soon as activated. Tow/Haul Mode Light This light should come on briefly For vehicles with the Antilock Brake when starting the vehicle.10/24/16 132 Instruments and Controls Service Electric Parking Antilock Brake System light is also on. but not antilock brakes. A message See Tow/Haul Mode 0 231. Mode feature. See Brake System Warning Light 0 131. Parking Brake under Electric possible and turn the ignition off. the vehicle does not have antilock brakes and there is a Brake Light (ABS) Warning Light problem with the regular brakes. A chime may also sound when the light comes on steady. take the vehicle there is a problem. have it problem.2018 . this light comes on not come on.crc . If the regular brake system warning light is not on./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. see your dealer for service. If the regular brake system warning . fixed so it will be ready to warn if For vehicles with the Tow/Haul If this light stays on. Start the engine again to reset the may also display in the Driver system. If the ABS light comes on and stays when the Tow/Haul Mode has been See the information for the Electric on while driving. If it does System (ABS). be ready to warn if there is a If the light does not come on. If the light stays on after Information Center (DIC).

This light and the StabiliTrak OFF light come on when StabiliTrak is turned off. LKA may assist by gently turning See Forward Collision Alert (FCA) See Traction Control/Electronic the steering wheel if the vehicle System 0 245.2018 . have the vehicle serviced by your have the vehicle serviced by your dealer./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . approaches a detected lane marking without using the turn signal in that Traction Off Light StabiliTrak OFF Light direction. Adjust driving accordingly. If the TCS is off. This light is amber and flashes as a Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alert. to assist.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 133 Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Vehicle Ahead Indicator The traction off light comes on when the Traction Control System (TCS) Light has been turned off through the Driver Information Center (DIC).Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. This light comes on briefly while This light comes on briefly while starting the engine. to indicate that the lane marking has been crossed. If it does not. detected ahead. normally. this indicator will be limited when necessary to This light is green if LKA is available display green when a vehicle is protect the driveline from damage. the indicator light then turns off. Stability Control 0 236.crc . The LKA light will turn amber. See Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 251. If the system is working dealer. If it does not.S. . starting the vehicle. wheel speed will If equipped.

have light shows that the engine is underinflated. (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light Wait-to-Start Light For vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). A Driver Information Center (DIC) most diesel engines. Stop as soon as possible.S.2018 .crc . message may display.10/24/16 134 Instruments and Controls This light comes on when the If the light is on and not flashing. TCS and/or the StabiliTrak system is actively working. TCS and potentially the StabiliTrak makes the wait-to-start light stay on If StabiliTrak is off. Check the For more information. functioning properly and indicates A Driver Information Center (DIC) If the system is working normally. tire pressure message may also the indicator light turns off. the tires are significantly For diesel engines. Tire Pressure Light and the warning light turns off. and inflate the tires to the pressure . It provides information about tire pressures and the TPMS. When the Light Is On Steady This light comes on briefly when the This indicates that one or more of engine is started. for a shorter amount of time than Control System (TCS) is also off. the Stability Control 0 236. the The fast warm-up glow plug system StabiliTrak system is turned off. controlling the vehicle. See Traction Control/Electronic If the light is on and flashing.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. the Traction system have been disabled. Traction Control System See Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control 0 236./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Turn on the feature(s) is no longer functioning and whether the vehicle requires TCS and the StabiliTrak systems service. this light comes on briefly when the engine is started. If the StabiliTrak and TCS are off. when the engine can be started. display. the wait-to-start If the light does not come on. the vehicle serviced by your dealer. see Starting the system does not assist in DIC messages to determine which the Engine 0 215.

The vehicle low can also damage the engine. If the problem is not corrected. it vehicle serviced. If the light flashes for about a minute and then stays on.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Check your dealer.crc . Engine Oil Pressure Light This light should come on briefly as the engine is started. Always When the Light Flashes First and follow the maintenance schedule Then Is On Steady for changing engine oil. See by the vehicle warranty. maintenance can damage the means that oil is not flowing through engine. the light will come on at every ignition cycle.S. Lack of proper engine oil is added. this light come on. See Tire Pressure 0 322. Add oil if required. could be low on oil and might have The repairs would not be covered some other system problem. have the vehicle serviced. The light turns off when fuel by your dealer. have the vehicle serviced comes on when the fuel tank is low Caution on fuel. If it does not For the base level cluster. Driving with the engine oil the engine properly. have the If the light comes on and stays on.2018 . there may be a problem with the TPMS. If it does not. but if the oil level is within the operating range and the oil pressure is still low. the oil level as soon as possible.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 135 value shown on the Tire and Caution (Continued) Low Fuel Warning Light Loading Information label. (Continued) . See Tire Pressure Monitor Operation 0 324.

crc . flash. If it high-beam headlamps are in use. See Diesel Exhaust Fluid 0 223.2018 . ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . this light is Security Light High-Beam On Light near the fuel gauge and comes on briefly when the ignition is turned on as a check to show it is working.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. IntelliBeam® Light If the light stays on and the engine does not start. See Immobilizer Operation This light. If the Changer 0 159. system is working normally. The light turns off when fuel is added. if equipped. have the vehicle See Headlamp High/Low-Beam serviced by your dealer. If it does not. the light will continue to Controls 0 157. See Exterior Lamp corrected.10/24/16 136 Instruments and Controls For the uplevel cluster. the indicator light turns off. a Driver Information 0 50. and a chime come on when there is an issue with This light comes on when the the DEF. The vehicle's speed may also be limited. (DEF) Warning Light does not come on. there could be a problem with the theft-deterrent system. The security light should come on This light comes on when the Diesel Exhaust Fluid briefly as the engine is started. It also comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. IntelliBeam system. Center (DIC) Message. is If the DEF issue has not been enabled.S. have the vehicle serviced.

The displays show the status the fog lamps are in use. the 0 120. See Fog turns green when the cruise control Lamps 0 161 for more information.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. See Cruise Control 0 239.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 137 Front Fog Lamp Light Cruise Control Light Information Displays Driver Information Center (DIC) The DIC displays are shown in the center of the instrument cluster in the Info app.S. it comes on when the w or x : Press to move up or lights are in use. cruise control light is white when the of many vehicle systems./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . o or p : Press to move between the interactive display zones in the cluster. .crc . is set and active.2018 . The light goes out when the fog cruise control is on and ready. and lamps are turned off. For vehicles with the lamps on reminder light. The light turns off when the cruise Lamps On Reminder control is turned off. down in a list. See Instrument Cluster The fog lamp light comes on when For vehicles with cruise control.

the average vehicle speed of the Vehicle Information Menu The trip odometer can be reset to vehicle in kilometers per hour (km/h) (VEHICLE) Items zero by pressing and holding the V or miles per hour (mph). The speedometer average of the vehicle's fuel the timer to zero. (L/100 km) or miles per gallon .S.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. This average is based on the various Units : Choose between Metric or button while the trip odometer US when Units is active. Reset the average speed Also displays the approximate by pressing V when it is displayed. Reset the on.2018 . Blank Display : Displays no distance traveled. since the last time this menu item display will show the amount of time was reset. press V briefly kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles fuel range estimate is based on an while Timer is displayed. when it is displayed. This number is based on the Timer : To start the timer. The timer will each menu. kilometers (km) or miles (mi).crc .10/24/16 138 Instruments and Controls V : Press to open a menu or select (mpg)./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . record up to 99 hours. Fuel range cannot be Turn-by-Turn guidance. press and hold V. Time will continue to Use o or p to choose the Trip. Economy : Displays the current reset. This number reflects only that has passed since the timer was Base Level DIC the approximate average fuel last reset. This will change last reset. press V a menu item. Trip/Fuel Menu (TRIP) Items Fuel Range : Displays the and 59 seconds (99:59:59) after approximate distance the vehicle which the display will return to zero. Press and hold to number of L/100 km (mpg) recorded while Timer is displayed. Speed : Displays how fast the vehicle is moving in either can be driven without refueling. in either information. Average Fuel the fuel tank. The reset values on certain screens. 59 minutes. or Eco menus. and will change as driving be counted as long as the ignition is Vehicle. the displays on the DIC to the type average liters per 100 kilometers of measurements you select. Press V to vehicle speeds recorded since the display is showing. confirm the setting. To reset per hour (mph). now. from Average Vehicle Speed : Displays the last reset for the trip odometer. even if another display is being x to scroll through items in average consumption by pressing V shown on the DIC. Use w or conditions change. economy over recent driving history and the amount of fuel remaining in Navigation : Used for the OnStar Trip 1 or Trip 2. cannot be reset. The To stop the timer. not including time the economy that the vehicle has right ignition is off.

See Engine Oil 0 285. Coolant Temperature : Displays as possible. To reset the engine oil life Tire Pressure : Displays a vehicle used to set the vehicle speed at system. displayed as either OK. If 90% Fuel Battery Voltage : Displays the life.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. See Level : The DEF level will be or Stabilitrak.2018 . XX%. Do not reset display. system will alert when to change the Light 0 128. V while the speed warning display or in pounds per square inch (psi). Remaining Oil Life : Displays an an estimate of the fuel filter's estimate of the oil's remaining useful remaining useful life.crc . Tire pressure is sounds and the alert is displayed. with your driving conditions.S. displayed. displays the approximate just been changed. The fuel filter life while driving. Celsius (°C) or degrees Fahrenheit system monitoring the oil life. message will appear on the display. Oil Pressure : Oil pressure is displayed in either kilopascal (kPa) The speed can be set by pressing displayed in either kilopascal (kPa) or in pounds per square inch (psi). 0 323 and Tire Pressure Monitor Fuel Filter Life : This display shows Operation 0 324. See Charging System When the remaining oil life is low. press recommended in the Maintenance Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) V to turn on or off Traction Control Schedule in this manual. if equipped. add DEF as soon as the Oil Life display accidentally at possible.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 139 Speed Warning : This display is change. additional maintenance is possible. If there is a problem the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON fuel filter on a schedule consistent with the battery charging system. When the DIC will display a message. see Engine Oil Life System with the approximate pressures of which the speed warning chime 0 289. Change the fuel filter as soon as (°F). that means 99% of the means 90% of the current fuel filter Battery voltage changes are normal current oil life remains. TC/Stabilitrak : If equipped. it current battery voltage. See Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fuel Economy : The center any time other than when the oil has 0 223. life remains./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The Oil Life display must be reset or LOW. all four tires. Maintenance Schedule 0 368. It cannot be instantaneous fuel economy as a reset accurately until the next oil number and bar graph. The oil should be changed as soon the remaining fuel filter life is low. the CHANGE FUEL FILTER the coolant temperature in degrees In addition to the engine oil life message will appear on the display. When LOW appears on the ECO Drive Assist Menu (ECO) Items after each oil change. Displayed . See Tire Pressure Monitor System is showing. If REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% is Filter Life Remaining is displayed.

either kilometers per hour (km/h) or The display provides information on miles per hour (mph). When an last time this menu item was reset. This number is 6./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the trip odometer was last reset. item is selected.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Press w or x to scroll to the best value. Some items may economy that has been achieved for Options menu. Scroll to Info Pages and current distance traveled. During driving the bars will shift to always reflect the most highlighted to select or L/100 km (mpg) recorded since the recent distance on the right side. V to select the distance or reset 2. not be turned on by default but can the selected distance. deselect that item.2018 .” Press earlier in this section. since press p. selected distance. Press o to access the cluster applications.crc . (L/100 km) or miles per represents about 5 km (3 mi) of gallon (mpg). distance. See “DIC Info Page Options” the page as “last xxx mi/km. app. Economy Trend : Shows history of 5. Displayed below the bar The info pages on the DIC can be Some may not be available for your graph is the best average fuel turned on or off through the particular vehicle. and the menu. approximate average fuel economy or press V to reset through that the vehicle has right now.10/24/16 140 Instruments and Controls above the bar graph is a running Uplevel Level DIC DIC Info Pages average of fuel economy for the The following is the list of all most recently traveled selected DIC Info Page Options possible DIC info page displays. Each bar information displays. will change as driving conditions change. Press V while an item is calculated based on the number of driving. Speed : Shows the vehicle speed in Settings application. Press V to enter the the running average and how well Options menu. . Trip A or Trip B : Shows the recent driving compares to the best 4. a checkmark This number reflects only the Press and hold V to clear the graph will appear next to it. The selected be turned on through the Settings distance is displayed at the top of 1. in either that has been achieved for the kilometers (km) or miles (mi). how current driving behavior affects 3. Press w or x to move This also shows the approximate the Average Fuel Economy from the through the list of possible average liters per 100 kilometers last 50 km (30 mi).S.

/Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . This . Tire pressure is displayed in If REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% is either kilopascal (kPa) or pounds Press p to select the distance or displayed. Displayed vehicle can be driven without It cannot be reset accurately until refueling.” oil's remaining useful life. average vehicle speed of the traveled. The selected approximate pressures of all four distance is displayed at the top of Oil Life : Shows an estimate of the the page as “last xxx mi/km. that means 99% of the per square inch (psi).-” In addition to the engine oil life Vehicle Speed : Displays the until the selected distance has been system monitoring the oil life. The engine oil life system. If the pressure reset best value.S. Tire Pressure : Shows the the selected distance. pressing p and choosing reset. after each oil change. Best Score. number and bar graph. the value for that tire is shown in amber. Reset the average speed A and Trip B can also be reset by The Oil Life display must be reset by pressing V. It will not Fuel Economy : The center reset itself. Use w and x to current oil life remains. See Engine Oil 0 285. See Maintenance vehicle speeds recorded since the and the average fuel economy. LOW will be displayed above the bar graph is a running the next oil change. Average Speed or Average reset. economy that has been achieved for the fuel tank. tires. Trip Schedule 0 368. press and fuel range estimate is based on an most recently traveled selected average of the vehicle's fuel hold V for several seconds while distance. Displayed below the bar economy over recent driving history the Oil Life display is active. choose the distance and press V.” Press V to reset the Operation 0 324. After as possible. is low. When the remaining oil life is low.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. See Tire Pressure Monitor System Press w and x to select “Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON 0 323 and Tire Pressure Monitor message will appear on the display.2018 . additional maintenance is vehicle in kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). See graph is the best average fuel and the amount of fuel remaining in Engine Oil Life System 0 289. To reset the average of fuel economy for the when the vehicle is low on fuel.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 141 Press and hold V while this display recommended in the Maintenance average is based on the various is active to reset the trip odometer Schedule. the best value displays “-.crc . last reset. The oil should be changed as soon best average fuel economy. Do not to reset the Oil displays the approximate Fuel Information : Fuel Range: Life display at any time other than Shows the approximate distance the instantaneous fuel economy as a when the oil has just been changed.

. pump will vary engine oil pressure while this display is active. Coolant Temperature : Displays the coolant temperature in degrees Celsius (°C) or degrees Fahrenheit (°F). During driving the bars will navigation. Light 0 128. which comes from a normal. pressure may change quickly as the the Average Fuel Economy from the Speed Limit : Shows sign engine speed or load varies. Oil Follow Distance : If equipped. recent driving compares to the best display will show the amount of time Oil Pressure : Oil pressure is that has been achieved for the that has passed since the timer was displayed in either kilopascal (kPa) selected distance.2018 . If there is a problem with the battery charging system. press V or pounds per square inch (psi). On some models.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . To start the timer. pressure outside the normal shift to always reflect the most recent distance on the right side. outside temperature. Oil Economy Trend : Shows history of p and select reset. press V (Diesel Engine Only) : Displays the the running average and how well while this display is active.crc . or press according to engine needs. the briefly while this display is active pressure can vary with engine current follow time to the vehicle and the timer is running. and oil ahead is displayed as a time value the timer to zero. To stop the timer.10/24/16 142 Instruments and Controls The display provides information on Timer : This display can be used as Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Level how current driving behavior affects a timer. This is last 50 km (30 mi). The current DEF level. oil as soon as possible. See Charging System information. press and hold V viscosity. the DIC will display a message. Each bar information. the menu. Press and hold V to clear the graph Battery voltage changes are normal Blank Page : Shows no or press p to reset through while driving. To reset speed. check the vehicle's current battery voltage. if equipped. last reset. the oil on this page.S. If the oil pressure warning represents about 5 km (3 mi) of roadway database in the onboard light or DIC message indicates oil driving. Battery Voltage : Displays the operating range. if equipped.

or tires. . Service Messages but there is no observed reduction in performance. Wiper/Washer Systems possible. clearing the message propulsion and vehicle systems. does not correct the problem. The limited All messages should be taken speed is a protection for various seriously.2018 . thermal. If this message is on. Engine Power Messages such as lubrication. proceed to your . messages. ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED suspension.S. Cruise Control stays on. Tire Pressure vehicle speed has been limited to performed. Multiple vehicle should be taken to your messages may appear one after . Teen Driver if see your dealer.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 143 . The system displays reduced. the correct a condition. Lighting and Bulb Replacement dealer for service as soon as another./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Engine and Transmission cleared until that action is This message shows that the .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.crc . Fluid Levels destination. but maximum . Driver Assistance Systems reduced. The messages that Airbag Systems XXX KM/H (MPH) require immediate action cannot be . The messages that do not require . SPEED LIMITED TO pressing V. Vehicle Messages Brakes at a reduced speed while this message is on. The vehicle may be driven . Reduced propulsion power see Diesel Exhaust Fluid 0 223. . Seat Belts acknowledged and cleared by . or displays repeatedly. Anytime this message some action that may be needed to . messages regarding the following can affect the vehicle's ability to topics: accelerate. Battery the speed displayed. This message displays when the Follow the instructions given in the vehicle's propulsion power is If equipped with a diesel engine. The performance may . If a SERVICE message appears. . Doors and Windows immediate action can be Vehicle Speed Messages . Vehicle Security be reduced the next time the vehicle is driven. Ride Control Systems Messages displayed on the DIC acceleration and speed may be indicate the status of the vehicle or . equipped.

previous menu. Vehicle Select Language. See Personalization be available: Clock 0 114. some may not be operation of the vehicle.crc . Return to Factory Settings It may also limit access to vehicle 4. . . and voice Page on the infotainment recognition will reflect the selected display. . Rear Camera system and steering wheel controls. Depending .2018 . Rear Seat Reminder This allows for a chime and a The following are all possible . Teen Driver Select Off or On.S. . Software Information storage locations (if equipped). available. been opened before or during Valet Mode on the vehicle. personalization menu: . Wi-Fi 1. then select from To access the . Voice Valet Mode display a list of available . Time and Date access the personalization menus Rear Seat Reminder for customizing vehicle features.10/24/16 144 Instruments and Controls Vehicle Personalization Menus Time and Date The following list of menu items may Manually set the time and date. Touch the desired feature to . Touch the desired option. Radio Infotainment System Audio Language System Controls . following information. Language message when the rear door has personalization features. Bluetooth the available language(s)./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Apple CarPlay The selected language will display 1. . . Use the audio system controls to . 3. Android Auto on the system. Touch [ Back to return to the . Touch SETTINGS on the Home . USB Auto Launch language. To enable valet mode: . Display options. This will lock the infotainment . Enter a four-digit code on the Each menu is detailed in the keypad. 2.

Touch to set the number of favorites Select and the following may 3.2018 . Select Enter to go to the Number of Favorites Shown Vehicle confirmation screen. “Settings” under “Radio” in the infotainment manual. display: Touch LOCK or UNLOCK to lock or Select the desired number or select . .crc . Auto Fan Speed . . Auto Rear Defog Auto Volume Maximum Startup Volume . or High. . Power Door Locks Feedback to be turned on or off. Remote Lock. to display. Low. will automatically adjust the number of favorites shown. Unlock. Touch Back to Auto and the infotainment system . To set the maximum startup volume. the volume is Select Low. Climate and Air Quality Touch and the following may display: Auto Volume Select and the following may . Maximum Startup Volume Auto Fan Speed This feature sets the maximum Manage Favorites startup volume. If the vehicle is This feature will set the maximum started and the volume is greater auto fan speed. Medium. This allows favorites to be edited. Re-enter the four-digit code. Comfort and Convenience Teen Driver Audible Touch Feedback . or High. Medium-Low. Collision/Detection Systems go back to the previous menu. Number of Favorites Shown Select Off. . touch + or − to increase or decrease. Climate and Air Quality unlock the system. Audible Touch Feedback Medium. than this level. Lighting See “Teen Driver” under “Settings” in the infotainment manual. This allows Audible Touch . Start Radio Select Off or On. ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . See “Manage Favorites” in adjusted to this level. Medium-High. Manage Favorites This feature adjusts the volume display: based on the vehicle speed. .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Auto Defog . .S.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 145 2.

The Off setting disables all FCA and . Select and the following may Select Off or On. and Backing Warning alerts./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . on the rear window defogger when it to be turned on or off. the front defog will This feature will set crash alerts to This allows the feature to be turned automatically react to temperature beeps or seat vibrations. this allows the Auto on or off. Auto Memory Recall Select the Collision/Detection Systems menu and the following This feature will turn on or off the . Assistance Systems for Parking or Comfort and Convenience Select Off or On. or Alert. both FCA and FAB are available. This allows the feature to be turned If equipped. See Assistance Systems and humidity conditions that may setting affects all crash alerts for Parking or Backing 0 242. Select Off. Departure Warning. Forward Collision System Brake setting. Lane Select Off or On. Lane Change Alert Auto Rear Defog Select Beeps or Safety Alert Seat. Rear Cross Traffic Alert disables FAB. Select Off or On. Reverse Tilt Mirror . This feature will automatically turn If equipped. Alert and Brake. Park Assist FAB functions.2018 . display: Collision/Detection Systems Forward Collision System . . See Lane Change Alert Rear Defog to be turned on or off. this allows the feature Select Off or On. With the Alert and .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. including Forward Collision. Auto Wipe in Reverse Gear .10/24/16 146 Instruments and Controls Auto Defog Alert Type Rear Cross Traffic Alert When set to On. See Forward . See is cold outside.crc . Easy Exit Options may be displayed if equipped: Forward Collision Alert (FCA) and . Lane Change Alert Automatic Braking (FAB) 0 247. Parking Assist. Alert Type Forward Automatic Braking (FAB).S. Park Assist (LCA) 0 249. Extended Hill Start Assist . cause fogging. The Alert setting . Chime Volume . This on or off. Backing 0 242.

Delayed Door Lock Reverse Tilt Mirror . This allows the duration of the Hill Start Assist to be changed. or On .Driver. passenger. or both . Exit button position when exiting the or 120 Seconds. On . dark outside./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the current driver’s previously stored Extended Hill Start Assist Select Off. 30 Seconds. Vehicle Locator Lights Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout When on. (RKE) transmitter is pressed to the current driver’s previously stored Passenger. driver. Exit Lighting driver and passenger mirrors will tilt When on. Auto Door Unlock Touch + or − to adjust the volume.crc . Select Extended Hold or Select and the following may Chime Volume Standard Hold. locate the vehicle.2018 . When on and the front wiper is on. Exit Lighting the rear wiper will automatically Select Off or On. the Delayed Door Lock menu exterior lamps and most of the will not be available. See Reverse This feature will flash the exterior door is open. entering the vehicle.Driver and K on the Remote Keyless Entry This feature automatically recalls Passenger.S. long the exterior lamps stay on Easy Exit Options when leaving the vehicle when it is This feature automatically recalls Select Off or On. . vehicle. Power Door Locks Select Off or On. See Memory Seats 0 63. display: .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. activate when the vehicle is shifted This allows the selection of how to R (Reverse). interior lamps to turn on briefly when Select Off or On. lamps and allows some of the on. display: This allows the selection of the Lighting . Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout chime volume level. See Memory Seats 0 63. 1 or 2 button positions when Auto Wipe in Reverse Gear Select Off or On. this feature will keep the downward when the vehicle is Vehicle Locator Lights driver door from locking when the shifted to R (Reverse).10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 147 Auto Memory Recall Select Off. If this feature is turned Tilt Mirrors 0 52. On . Select and the following may . 60 Seconds.

. Delayed Door Lock Remote Lock Feedback When on. doors will unlock when using the . opened when pressing K on the switch on the door. This allows the selection of what Select All Doors or Driver Door. press the power door lock vehicle with the RKE transmitter. Only. See Remote Select Off or On.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. the exterior lamps will If equipped and turned on./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Passive Door Lock Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 32. Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 32.10/24/16 148 Instruments and Controls Auto Door Unlock Remote Unlock Light Feedback Remote Start Auto Heat Seats This allows selection of which of the When on. . when using remote start on Select Off. Remote Lock. this Select All Doors or Driver Door. See Remote Keyless . Remote Door Unlock Remote Start Auto Cool Seats the vehicle. Start Remote Door Unlock Select Off or On. or Driver Door. Remote Unlock Light Feedback RKE transmitter. Select Off or Flash Lights.2018 . All Doors. with the RKE transmitter. Remote Window Operation warm days. feature will turn the ventilated seats Remote Start Auto Heat Seats Passive Door Lock on when using remote start on . turned on or off and selects feedback.crc . this doors will automatically unlock when flash when unlocking the vehicle feature will turn the heated seats on the vehicle is shifted into P (Park). Remote Start Auto Cool Seats If equipped and turned on. Remote Lock Feedback button on the driver door to unlock . . To override the feedback is given when locking the This allows the window to be delay. Select Off or On. This allows passive locking to be . Lights RKE transmitter. cold days. Unlock. Select and the following may This allows selection of which doors display: will unlock when pressing K on the Passive Door Unlock . Passive Door Unlock Select Off or On.S. this feature will delay the This allows selection of what type of Remote Window Operation locking of the doors. Lights and Horn. Select Off. Remote Left in Vehicle Alert . or Horn Only.

or On. the specific phone. then display: .crc . manual. Text Message Alerts This feature allows text messages Android Auto to be received. not need to be connected to change Manage Apple CarPlay Devices the ring tone. display: Android Auto must be on for this . See “Text Pair New Device This feature allows Android devices Messaging” under “Phone” in the Select to pair a new device.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 149 Select Off. Manage Android Auto Devices . On with Horn Device Management . See infotainment manual. Ringtones touch Save.S. Select to connect to a different Apple CarPlay Remote Left in Vehicle Alert phone source. This menu also enables Touch to change the ring tone for Select Off or On. This feature allows Apple devices to This feature sounds an alert when be connected to the infotainment the RKE transmitter is left in the Ringtones system through a USB port. Bluetooth Apple CarPlay must be on for this Voice Mail Numbers feature to be accessed. Android Auto . . disconnect a phone. Voice Mail Numbers Text Message Alerts .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or delete a phone. under “Bluetooth” in the infotainment Select Off or On./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . vehicle. Device Management touch y. Pair New Device To change the voice mail number. Select and the following may . . to be connected to the infotainment “Pairing” in “Infotainment Controls” system through a USB port. Apple CarPlay Manage Android Auto Devices Select and the following may Select to manage Android devices. Manage Apple CarPlay Devices Chirp. Type a new number. Android Auto . The phone does Select Off or On. Remote No Longer In Vehicle Alert.2018 . Select and the following may display: This feature displays the voice mail number for all connected phones. Select Off or On. Apple CarPlay feature to be accessed. Select to manage Apple devices.

Display “What Can I Say?” Tips Select to turn Off or On. then follow the prompts. Touch CarPlay devices to automatically feedback speed. . display area or press any controls USB port. Prompt Length display: . Confidence Threshold Display . Select Off or On. See display for day or night driving. Restore Vehicle Settings Select Short or Long. display: prompt length.S. or Fast. Mode .crc . on the radio center stack to turn the Display “What Can I Say?” Tips display on./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . display: display: . This feature allows the adjustment Rear Park Assist Symbols Mode of the sensitivity of the speech recognition system.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. This feature gives voice Rear Camera Voice command tips. Assistance Systems for Parking or Select Confirm More or Backing 0 242. Confirm Less. Select to change the infotainment Select to turn Off or On. Turn Display Off Backing 0 242.2018 . Select and the following may Select and the following may Select Off or On.10/24/16 150 Instruments and Controls USB Auto Launch Audio Feedback Speed Turn Display Off This allows Android and Apple This feature adjusts the audio Select to turn the display off. Medium. Calibrate Touchscreen Assistance Systems for Parking or Confidence Threshold . Return to Factory Settings Prompt Length Calibrate Touchscreen Select and the following may This feature adjusts the voice Select to calibrate the touchscreen. Select Auto. or Night. Rear Park Assist Symbols . See . Clear All Private Data . Audio Feedback Speed Guidance Lines . . anywhere on the infotainment connect when plugged into the Select Slow. Guidance Lines Select and the following may . Day.

10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 151 . Select Restore or Cancel. Manage Wi-Fi Networks Clear All Private Data Wi-Fi Universal Remote System This allows selection to clear all This feature allows Wi-Fi networks Programming private information from the vehicle. remote control transmitters used to activate devices such as garage door openers. Select Delete or Cancel.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Select Restore or Cancel. Wi-Fi See Radio Frequency Statement vehicle settings. 0 396. Do not use the Universal Remote system with any garage door opener that does not have the stop and . to be turned off or on.crc . Restore Radio Settings Manage Wi-Fi Networks This allows selection to restore Select to manage Wi-Fi networks.S.2018 . If equipped./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . Select Off or On. Wi-Fi must be on for this feature to be accessed. but can be used for other devices. these buttons are in the Software Information overhead console. Touch to view the version of the This system can replace up to three infotainment system software. security systems. Restore Radio Settings Wi-Fi Universal Remote Restore Vehicle Settings Select and the following may System display: This allows selection of restoring . radio settings. and home automation devices. These instructions refer to a garage door opener.

For questions or help programming Read these instructions completely the Universal Remote system. This includes any Programming the Universal the indicator light changes from garage door opener model Remote System a slow to a rapid flash. press and complete Steps 4–6. Press and hold the newly as well as for future programming. It may help to have www. There is no need to Make sure the hand-held transmitter 2. If the indicator light stays on To program a garage door opener. Programming involves Canada and Some Gate time-sensitive actions. door opener receiver. 3. If the indicator light does accurate transmission of the transmitter button and one of not come on or the garage radio-frequency signal. objects near the garage door. section. press and hold the newly programmed button . Do be required.homelink. programmed Universal Remote Erase the programming when To program up to three devices: system button for five seconds vehicle ownership is terminated. Universal Remote system . Hold the end of the hand-held while watching the indicator See “Erasing Universal Remote transmitter about 3 to 8 cm (1 light and garage door System Buttons” later in this to 3 in) away from the activation.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. 1982. buttons with the indicator light continuously or the garage park outside directly in line with and in view.10/24/16 152 Instruments and Controls reverse feature./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . has a new battery for quick and hold both the hand-held . call Some garage door openers before programming the Universal 1-800-355-3515 or see may require substitution of Remote system. The hand-held door moves when the facing the garage door opener transmitter was supplied by the button is pressed. Then manufactured before April 1.2018 . release both buttons.S. the three Universal Remote door does not move. At the same time. For a second not release either button until time.com. and may time Operators” later in this section. Clear all people and manufacturer of the garage programming is complete. then receiver. a system buttons to be used to second button press may operate the garage door.crc . 1. Keep the original hand-held out causing the procedure to be transmitter for use in other vehicles repeated. Step 2 with the procedure another person assist with the under “Radio Signals for programming process.

The button may vary by buttons. If the garage transmitter signals to time out or quit programming Steps 4–6.2018 . door does not move or the after several seconds of lamp on the garage door transmission. Universal Remote system indicator manufacturer. then release it.com. if the door does not replace Step 2 under “Programming move or the garage door lamp the Universal Remote System” with does not flash. If the light 5. press and hold the following: the same button a third time for Press and hold the Universal Learn or Smart Button two seconds. Repeat the process for been successfully accepted by the The name and color of the programming the two remaining Universal Remote system.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. press and www. If the programming did not work.S. rapidly for two seconds. pressing this button. gate operators require not move.homelink. After completing Steps 1–3. For questions or programming help call 1-800-355-3515 or see . continue with then release it. hold the newly programmed then changes to a solid light Universal Remote system Canadian radio-frequency laws and and the garage door does button for two seconds and some U. If the indicator light blinks 6. then release it. Inside the vehicle.crc . Press and release the Learn or Radio Signals for Canada and stays on or the garage door Smart button. Step 6 must be Some Gate Operators moves. This may not be long opener receiver does not flash. The Universal Remote system pressing and releasing the locate the Learn or Smart should now activate the hand-held transmitter button every button inside the garage on the garage door. Proceed with Step 3 under “Programming the Universal Remote System” to complete. two seconds. two seconds until the signal has garage door opener receiver. . programming is completed within 30 seconds of complete. Again. Remote system button while 4.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 153 for five seconds.S. light will flash slowly at first and then rapidly./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . enough for the Universal Remote press and hold the same system to pick up the signal during button a second time for programming.

Then reverse feature. Clear all people and instructions refer to a garage door transmitter button and one of objects near the garage door. to 3 in) away from the Erase the programming when Universal Remote system vehicle ownership is terminated. call Step 2 with the procedure 01-800-466-0811 or see www.homelink. buttons with the indicator light If equipped. The hand-held System Buttons” later in this transmitter was supplied by the This system can replace up to three section. To program up to three devices: Keep the original hand-held 1.S. door opener receiver.10/24/16 154 Instruments and Controls Universal Remote System Read these instructions completely Programming involves before programming the Universal time-sensitive actions. in view. and 2. security systems.com. Some garage door openers For questions or help programming may require substitution of the Universal Remote system. these buttons are in the See “Erasing Universal Remote overhead console. These receiver. . garage door opener model Remote System manufactured before April 1. but can be used for other devices. manufacturer of the garage remote control transmitters used to To program a garage door opener. At the same time. Do Do not use the Universal Remote accurate transmission of the not release either button until system with any garage door opener radio-frequency signal./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . and may time Programming Remote system. Make sure the hand-held transmitter system buttons to be used to has a new battery for quick and operate the garage door. It may help to have out causing the procedure to be another person assist with the repeated.2018 .crc . 1982.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. the indicator light changes from that does not have the stop and a slow to a rapid flash. programming process. the three Universal Remote opener. activate devices such as garage park outside directly in line with and door openers. Hold the end of the hand-held transmitter for use in other vehicles transmitter about 3 to 8 cm (1 as well as for future programming. This includes any Programming the Universal release both buttons. press and facing the garage door opener hold both the hand-held home automation devices.

then does not flash. then changes to a solid light Universal Remote system 3. The Universal Remote system . If the indicator light blinks 6. If the light 5.crc . continue with then release it. If the indicator light stays on two seconds. a garage door opener receiver. press and hold the same button a second time for . continuously or the garage Again.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S. After completing Steps 1–3. time. 4. programming is completed within 30 seconds of complete. Press and hold the newly and the garage door does button for two seconds and programmed Universal Remote not move. press and hold the manufacturer. door does not move or the while watching the indicator lamp on the garage door light and garage door opener receiver does not flash. For a second button may vary by buttons. hold the newly programmed section. if the door does not door moves when the move or the garage door lamp button is pressed. activation.2018 . . press and hold programming is complete. newly programmed button for five seconds. If the indicator light does should now activate the locate the Learn or Smart not come on or the garage garage door. pressing this button. If the garage system button for five seconds programming Steps 4–6.10/24/16 Instruments and Controls 155 under “Radio Signals for Some . then release it. button inside garage on the door does not move. then release it. Inside the vehicle. Repeat the process for second button press may The name and color of the programming the two remaining be required. complete Steps 4–6. the same button a third time for There is no need to Learn or Smart Button two seconds. Press and release the Learn or stays on or the garage door Smart button. Step 6 must be moves. press and Gate Operators” later in this rapidly for two seconds./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

Press and hold any one of the transmitter signals to time out or quit Universal Remote system button for buttons. System buttons: Some gate operators require Press and hold the appropriate 1. Release both buttons. .10/24/16 156 Instruments and Controls Radio Signals for Some Gate Universal Remote System Reprogramming a Single Operators Operation Universal Remote System For questions or programming help Button call 01-800-466-0811 or see Using the Universal Remote To reprogram any of the system www. Press and hold the two outside Remote system button while buttons until the indicator light pressing and releasing the begins to flash. System Buttons with Step 1 under If the programming did not work.com.crc . two seconds until the signal has 2. proceed programming. been successfully accepted by the Universal Remote system. This should hand-held transmitter button every take about 10 seconds. This may not be long indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted.” vehicle ownership is terminated. Do not release the after several seconds of at least one-half second. The indicator light will begin to enough for the Universal Remote flash after 20 seconds. “Programming the Universal Erase all programmed buttons when replace Step 2 under “Programming Remote System. The Universal Remote system indicator light will flash slowly at first and then rapidly. Proceed with Step 3 under “Programming the Universal Remote System” to complete.2018 . 2./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The button. the Universal Remote System” with the following: To erase: Press and hold the Universal 1. transmission.S. Without system to pick up the signal during Erasing Universal Remote releasing the button.homelink.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.

/Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 vehicle's high-beam headlamps on Automatic Headlamp and off according to surrounding System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Turns on the parking lamps including all lamps. 159 traffic conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 vehicle is shifted out of P (Park). Battery Power Protection . . . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . . . . Interior Lighting There are four positions. . . . . . 161 O : Turns the exterior lamps off and Courtesy Lamps . except the Exterior Lamp Controls headlamps. . the headlamps will automatically reactivate when the This light comes on in the Entry Lighting . . . . . . . this system turns the Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . 164 . . . . . . . Lighting Features In Canada. . . . . . . 159 Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . Instrument Panel Illumination Control . . . . . . . . present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turn Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 together with the parking lamps and Headlamp High/Low-Beam instrument panel lights. . . 160 Turn and Lane-Change The system turns the high-beam The exterior lamp control is on the headlamps on when it is dark Signals . . . . 164 and off automatically depending on Exterior Lighting Battery outside lighting. . . .crc . instrument cluster when the Exit Lighting . . 159 IntelliBeam® System Daytime Running If equipped. . . Changer . . . . 162 deactivates the AUTO mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 AUTO : Turns the exterior lamps on IntelliBeam system is enabled. . . . . 162 O again to reactivate the Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 AUTO mode.10/24/16 Lighting 157 Lighting Exterior Lighting . . . . 160 instrument panel to the left of the enough and there is no other traffic Fog Lamps . . .S. . . . . . . . . .2018 . . . . . . . . . . . Exterior Lighting 5 : Turns on the headlamps Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . 163 Battery Load Management . 161 steering column. . . . Hazard Warning Flashers . .

press b on the turn signal spray. snow. Driving with IntelliBeam disabled by the high/low-beam . until one of the following situations . The other vehicle's lamps are 20 km/h (12 mph). The vehicle's speed drops below appears on the instrument cluster . The outside light is bright .2018 . road (25 mph). The blue high-beam on light undetected.crc . or otherwise or 5. . The system detects an turned on. position to reactivate the cracked.S. under the automatic control. and/or ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The something that blocks the view instrument cluster light will come of the light sensor. when the high beams are on. The IntelliBeam system is road spray. The other vehicle's lamps are when it is dark outside and the enough that high-beam missing. If this happens. The other vehicle's lamps cannot The system only activates the high changer or the flash-to-pass feature. The IntelliBeam system will turn occurs: off if the fog lamps are . be detected due to dense beams when driving over 40 km/h exhaust. approaching vehicle's The high beams may not turn off headlamps. from view. because of any of the following: press b on the turn signal lever . automatically controls the system.10/24/16 158 Lighting Turning On and Enabling Keep this area of the windshield on to indicate the IntelliBeam IntelliBeam clear of debris to allow for best system is reactivated. system performance. fog. The vehicle's windshield is dirty. automatically if the system cannot . center of the windshield that control is in the AUTO or 5 . The system detects a preceding detect another vehicle's lamps To enable the IntelliBeam system. vehicle's taillamps. smoke. . See Headlamp High/Low-Beam The high-beam headlamps remain Changer 0 159 and on. Flash-to-Pass 0 159. snow. covered with dirt. mist. or obstructed by IntelliBeam system.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or other airborne There is a sensor near the top lever when the exterior lamp obstructions. obstructed exterior lamp control is in AUTO headlamps are not required. damaged.

The vehicle is not in P (Park). The vehicle is loaded such that Flash-to-Pass When the DRL are on.10/24/16 Lighting 159 . ignition is off. the headlamps come on conditions are met: automatically. System high beams on. The instrument cluster will be lit. and taillamps. The vehicle is being driven on To flash the high beams. Lamps (DRL) on or off. to turn the Canada.S.crc . the taillamps. For vehicles first sold The IntelliBeam system may need to in Canada. . The light sensor determines it is This indicator light turns on in the daytime. Low-Beam Changer see the front of your vehicle during Push the turn signal lever away the day. push the lever again or pull The DRL system comes on in daylight when the following set to AUTO and it is dark enough it toward you and release. instrument panel causing the light sensor to aim The flash-to-pass feature works with lights. The DRL turn off when the . the DRL can only be be disabled if any of the above turned off when the transmission is conditions exist. instrument cluster when the high-beam headlamps are on. . pull the headlamps are turned to O or the winding or hilly roads. sidemarker lamps. the front end points upward. To return to low When the exterior lamp control is beams. . and other lamps will not be high and not detect headlamps the low beams or Daytime Running on. Fully functional DRL are Automatic Headlamp required on all vehicles first sold in from you and release.2018 . . . outside./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Lamps (DRL) The regular headlamp system Headlamp High/ DRL can make it easier for others to should be turned on when needed. The exterior lamp control is in AUTO. Daytime Running in P (Park). turn signal lever toward you momentarily and then release it. The ignition is on.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.

otherwise the headlamps Hazard Warning Flashers will come on when they are not needed. will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change.10/24/16 160 Lighting Lights On with Wipers | : Press to make the front and If the windshield wipers are rear turn signal lamps flash on and activated in daylight with the engine off.2018 . The system may also turn on the headlamps when driving through a parking garage or tunnel. parking Press | again to turn the lamps. Move the lever all the way up or When it is bright enough outside. The transition time for the lamps coming on varies based on wiper speed. to disable this feature. Signals Move the exterior lamp control to O or . the headlamps will turn off or may change to Daytime Running An arrow on the instrument cluster Lamps (DRL).S. come on.crc ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . If the lever is . There is a light sensor on top of the instrument panel. in AUTO.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. and other exterior lamps flashers off. and the exterior lamp control is having trouble. Hold it there until the lane is off. The automatic headlamp system turns off when the exterior lamp Raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash to signal a lane control is turned to O or the ignition change. the headlamps. these lamps turn off. This warns others that you are on. Do not cover the sensor. When the wipers are Turn and Lane-Change not operating. down to signal a turn. change is complete.

press to turn on or controls. steering wheel # : If equipped. along with the fog lamps.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.10/24/16 Lighting 161 moved momentarily to the lane Fog Lamps Interior Lighting change position. steering wheel.2018 . the arrow flashes rapidly or does not come on. and controls. as well as feature status instrument cluster comes on when indicators can be adjusted. infotainment display must be on.crc . the ignition The brightness of the instrument and the headlamps or parking lamps cluster display. An indicator light on the controls. To turn on the fog lamps. and all other illuminated off. Push the knob in all the way until it extends out and then turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to brighten or dim the lights. . Instrument Panel The lever returns to its starting position when it is released. The knob for this feature is on the Some localities have laws that instrument panel beside the steering require the headlamps to be on column. the arrow will flash three times. If a bulb is not burned out.S. See Instrument instrument panel to left of the Panel Fuse Block 0 311. The fog lamps button is on the check the fuse. Illumination Control If after signaling a turn or lane change./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the fog lamps are on. a signal bulb may be burned out. Have any burned out bulbs replaced.

Dome Lamps 0 162.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . These lamps Press the lamp lens to turn the rear come on when any door is opened. press the following buttons: j OFF : Press to turn off the Front Reading Lamps dome lamps when a door is open.crc . See doors are opened. The courtesy lamps come on when and the indicator light will turn off.10/24/16 162 Lighting Courtesy Lamps override is activated.2018 . Press j Press the lamp lenses to turn the OFF again to deactivate this feature front reading lamps on or off. + ON/OFF : Press to turn the dome Dome Lamps lamps on manually. passenger reading lamps on or off. To operate. .S. The dome lamp controls are in the overhead console. Reading Lamps There are reading lamps on the overhead console and over the rear Rear Reading Lamps passenger doors. An indicator light on the button will The front reading lamps are in the turn on when the dome lamp overhead console. any door is opened and the j The dome lamps will come on when OFF indicator light is turned off.

It does this Exit Lighting When the state of charge is high. high. an The exterior lamps and dome lamp Normally. without being then automatically turn off. In rare cases at the highest levels of corrective action. the voltage is raised slightly EPM works to prevent excessive to quickly bring the charge back up. When all of the doors the battery's temperature and state window defogger.2018 . or in enough at idle to produce all of the areas with limited lighting. normal. discharge of the battery. . It can temporarily reduce door is opened after the ignition is Center (DIC). This is accessories. high beams. It then adjusts the voltage at high speed. or in areas has a voltmeter gauge or a voltage generate more power whenever with limited lighting.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Entry Lighting This is because the generator This feature can be changed. when K power needed for very high Battery Load electrical loads. is pressed on the Remote Keyless Management Entry (RKE) transmitter. If the vehicle It can increase engine idle speed to lamps come on at night. remain on for a set amount of time.10/24/16 Lighting 163 Lighting Features The exterior lamps turn off The battery can be discharged at immediately by turning the exterior idle if the electrical loads are very lamp control off. (alternator) may not be spinning fast lamps turn on briefly at night. is low. climate control fan have been closed or the ignition is of charge. plugged into accessory power This feature can be changed. steps or levels. The dome lamp comes voltage move up or down. the interior lamps The vehicle has Electric Power several of the following are on. they gradually fade out. on after the ignition is turned off. by balancing the generator's output the voltage is lowered slightly to and the vehicle's electrical needs.S. noticeable. such come on. trailer loads. They stay on for about Management (EPM) that estimates as: headlamps. engine turned on. when the driver display on the Driver Information needed. heated seats. rear 20 seconds. When a A high electrical load occurs when door is opened.crc ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . See When the battery's state of charge outlets. Some exterior lamps and interior prevent overcharging. If there is a problem. and loads life of the battery. See Some exterior lamps and interior Vehicle Personalization 0 144. you may see the the power demands of some turned off. for best performance and extended cooling fans. these actions occur in alert will be displayed. “Vehicle Locator Lights” under Vehicle Personalization 0 144. This is true for all vehicles.

if the parking lamps or Battery Power Protection headlamps have been manually left on. If so. This protects against draining This feature shuts off the interior the battery. position. To keep the lamps on for more than 10 minutes.10/24/16 164 Lighting this action may be noticeable to the Exterior Lighting Battery driver. a DIC message might be displayed and it is recommended Saver that the driver reduce the electrical The exterior lamps turn off about loads as much as possible.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .crc . To restart the 10-minute lights if they are left on for more timer. 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off. . This helps to prevent the battery the parking lamp or headlamp from running down.S.2018 . turn the exterior lamp control than 10 minutes when the ignition is to the off position and then back to off. the ignition must be on or in ACC/ACCESSORY.

. . . . .crc . . 168 Agreements . . . . . . 180 Infotainment Apple CarPlay and Base radio information is included in Introduction Android Auto . . . . . . 172 too long or too often while using Multi-Band Antenna . . 168 Agreements Trademarks and License become familiar with the features. . . . . . . . . . . 166 available infotainment systems. . . . . . . . .10/25/16 Infotainment System 165 Infotainment Phone Bluetooth (Overview) . . . . . . . . . . . . . The infotainment system has built-in features intended to help avoid distraction by disabling some functions when driving. . . . . . . . . 187 Radio { Warning AM-FM Radio . . . These . . . . . . . . . 179 Introduction System Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls) . . . . . . .2018 . . . . . . . . Trademarks and License Overview . . . . . 185 manual for information on other Theft-Deterrent Feature . USB Port . . . . . 169 Satellite Radio . . . . . Do not Avoiding Untrusted Media give extended attention to Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S. . . . . . . . . . . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . . . . . . Operation . . See the infotainment Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Limit your glances at the vehicle Auxiliary Devices . . . . . . . . . Use voice commands whenever possible. . . . . . . . . . . . 173 infotainment tasks while driving. . . . . . 165 Hands-Free Phone . . . . . . . . . . 167 Read the following pages to Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Taking your eyes off the road for Radio Reception . . . . . . . . You or others Audio Players could be injured or killed. . . . . . . . . . . . 179 displays and focus your attention on driving. . . . . . . . . . . . 184 this manual. . . 172 any infotainment feature can cause a crash. . . . ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . . . .

. Become familiar with the installed.2018 .10/25/16 166 Infotainment System functions may gray out when they Theft-Deterrent Feature are unavailable. and adjusting the speakers. . Many infotainment features are also available through The infotainment system has an the instrument cluster and steering electronic security system installed wheel controls. to prevent theft.S. center stack controls.crc . and cannot be used in operation. see Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 219. . setting the tone. To play the infotainment system with the ignition off. Before driving: The infotainment system only works in the vehicle in which it was first . Set up the audio by presetting favorite stations. another vehicle./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. See Defensive Driving 0 198. Set up phone numbers in advance so they can be called easily by pressing a single control or by using a single voice command if equipped with Bluetooth phone capability. and screen controls.

crc . Radio: Press and release to fast seek the next strongest station or channel./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . See Home Page 0 168. 2. Press to go to the Home Page. . .S. . 4. Turn to decrease or increase the volume. Press to mute/unmute the system when on. Radio: Press and release to fast seek the strongest previous station or channel. Press and hold to fast rewind. g . . { .2018 . d . . Press to turn the power on. USB/Music/Pictures: Press to go to the previous content. Press and hold to turn the power off.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. 3.10/25/16 Infotainment System 167 Overview 1. O .

The infotainment system is operated function is unavailable. the icon may by using the center stack controls. automatically after 10 minutes. the system will turn off Personalization 0 144. See Vehicle off. Projection : Touch to access Press and hold to turn the radio off. touch to screen. or Dual Automatic Climate Control System 0 191. Press { to go to the Home Page. or AUX. O : Press to turn the radio on.10/25/16 168 Infotainment System . steering wheel controls. FM. USB/Music/Pictures: Press Home Page Features Climate : If equipped. Press and hold to fast See Climate Control Systems 0 189 forward. Radio Controls Touchscreen controls show on the screen when available. OnStar Overview 0 400.2018 . Home Page Audio : Touch to select AM. touch to to go to the next content. When a function is phone features (if equipped). Phone : Touch to activate the menus shown on the display. Operation Touchscreen Controls SiriusXM (if equipped). See Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls) 0 180 or Bluetooth Turning the System On or Off (Overview) 0 179. supported devices when connected. touch to . Press and release to access the OnStar menu. If the infotainment system has been Settings : Touch to access the turned on after the ignition is turned Personalization menu. access the Climate menu. 5 OnStar : If equipped.S. See Vehicle Personalization 0 144. . 5. access the Lighting menu./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . answer an incoming call. When a Gallery : Touch to view a picture. Automatic Switch-Off See USB Port 0 173. USB/iPod/ Bluetooth Audio. selected. and gray out. the icon may highlight.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. See access the phone screen. or access the device home Lighting : If equipped.crc .

2018 . Press {. This feature automatically adjusts the radio volume to compensate for 2. Select Radio. . Auto Volume Settings the front/rear or left/right 2. 4. choose between selections. Playing the Radio System Settings Custom Tone Settings Audio Source Menu Auto Volume 1. The tone settings can be set for Press when the system is on to each radio band and each audio AM-FM Radio mute and unmute the system. dot in the vehicle image on 3.S. Select Radio. Touch SETTINGS on the Home Page. Selecting a Band be turned off. the screen. Touch AUDIO. or the feature can Touch − or +. The level of volume compensation . Select Auto Volume and source screen./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Midrange.crc . 4. Touch SETTINGS on the speakers by dragging the Home Page. Touch Source. . { : Press to go to the Home Page. Fader or Balance: Adjust 1.10/25/16 Infotainment System 169 Volume Control Tone Settings Radio O : Turn to increase or decrease. road and wind noise. starts playing again. Touch 3 to go back to the Selecting a Station source screen. Select Tone Settings. or unmute the system.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Press and 3. Seek Tuning If the radio station is not known: Press g or d to automatically search for available radio stations. 1. mute. O : Press to turn on. Select AM or FM. player source. 4. 2. hold to turn off the system. Bass. or Treble: can be selected. Touch 3 to go back to the The last station that was playing 3.

From the AM or FM menu. desired radio station and touch and For more information. menus for the current source. Touch Go. broadcasting list update.2018 . SiriusXM is a satellite radio service Storing Stations based in the 48 contiguous United 2. the 1. During the AM or FM access to SiriusXM Radio Online for favorites. If SiriusXM Station List radio station to that position on service needs to be reactivated. Touch S or T to select the During your trial or when you desired page of saved subscribe. To change a preset. Select the desired station. subscription can receive SiriusXM 3. Touch the station to www. 3. SiriusXM Satellite Radio 1. List.S. tune to the new Please Renew" on channel SXM1. touch preset 1−5 until a beep is heard.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. 2.10/25/16 170 Infotainment System Direct Tune Menu Satellite Radio From the AM or FM menu: Touch to choose between available If equipped. vehicles with a 1.S. Select Station List. and in digital-quality sound. From the AM or FM menu. SiriusXM at www. stored in any order in the favorite Favorites pages. (Canada). variety of programming and commercial-free music.ca or 1-877-438-9677 select it. Touch Q or R to scroll through 1-888-601-6296 (U. touch when you are not in the vehicle. . The broadcasting list updating will begin. To store the station to a position in States and 10 Canadian provinces. Touch S or T to scroll through Service Up to 25 stations can be stored.). the selected favorites page. Update Station List the list.com or 3. coast.siriusxm. and the list. Touch the station to select it. touch the corresponding SiriusXM Satellite Radio has a wide . Touch Tune./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . then touch Update Station 1.crc . the favorite pages. radio will display "No Subscription touch Menu. Touch and hold any of the A service fee is required to receive presets to save the current the SiriusXM service. Stations from all bands can be programming. coast to Menu. you will get unlimited . SiriusXM® Satellite Radio tuner and Storing a Station as a Favorite a valid SiriusXM Satellite Radio 2.siriusxm. Enter the station number. 2. contact hold the preset. Cancel to stop the updates.

Touch SXM Explicit Filter. 3.S. or next channel. Touch SXM and the most channel. Touch the previous menu. Using the SiriusXM Menu 1. 2. Touch Source. See “Auto Operation Volume” under Operation Selecting a Category 0 168. 1. 2. Touch the 1. . Touch 3 to return to the 2. channels will be received. Touch the preset to listen to the 4. and each page can store up all regular SXM programming to five channels. Touch MENU on the SXM radio touch the desired category or from screen. desired channel. Touch 3.2018 . Select to enable or disable. To change a preset. When off. touch Categories./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Touch Q or R to find the Selecting a Channel desired category. Press {. Press g or d to seek the previous category to select it. Channel List Explicit Content Filter 1. Touch the menu to select the Categories desired channel. 1. then 1. Touch 3. See select the desired “Tone Settings” under 2.crc . The channel list is When on. tune to the new channel to select it. Touch Channel List from the Using the Presets SXM menu. saved. only a filtered list of Up to five favorites pages can be displayed. to select it. Touch the channel desired item or to display the detail menu item.10/25/16 Infotainment System 171 Listening to SiriusXM Radio Listening to Preset Channels Tone Settings 1. touch Q or R to find the 2. Touch Auto Volume.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. 2. Touch Categories. Touch S or T repeatedly to 1. From Menu. desired channel. hold the preset. then touch and 2. Categories. Touch AUDIO. 2. Touch Q or R to find the subscribed to will be received. favorites page. recent listened to SiriusXM Auto Volume channel will display. Touch Tone Settings. 3. Operation 0 168.

bridges. open. Cell phone usage. or tunnels may cause loss affected. try reducing the treble Frequency interference and static on the radio. Although the of time. The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM. If the vehicle has a sunroof. Keep the reception.S. SiriusXM Satellite devices are plugged into the Positioning System). Tall buildings or hills can interference or static. The multi-band antenna is on the can occur during normal radio roof of the vehicle.2018 . FM signals only reach about 16 to of the SiriusXM signal for a period 65 km (10 to 40 mi). hills. and GPS (Global If equipped. cause static interference with the AM radio.10/25/16 172 Infotainment System Radio Reception interfere with radio reception. If there is has these features. charging. if the vehicle Radio Service provides digital radio accessory power outlet. In addition. Static can occur when things like storms and power lines . item from the accessory power clear reception. radio has a built-in electronic circuit that automatically works to reduce Cell Phone Usage interference. causing the sound to fade in and outlet. such as making especially around tall buildings or or receiving phone calls. causing the sound to fade in or just having the phone on may and out. When Multi-Band Antenna this happens. The antenna is reception if items such as cell phone SiriusXM Satellite Radio used for AM-FM radio.crc . Unplug the phone or turn it off if this happens. unplug the antenna clear of obstructions for interfere with satellite radio signals. The longer range can cause station frequencies to interfere with each other. and it is out. vehicle convenience Service SiriusXM satellite radio service accessories./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . reception can also be garages. traveling or standing FM under heavy foliage. and external electronic system.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. some static can occur. the chargers. especially at night. OnStar.

The USB ports use the USB 2. see your dealer. SD compatible with the USB port. the iPod/iPhone center console for data and \learned.S. see www.0 standard. exFAT. Avoid use if the content or origin cannot be application. www. . connected to the vehicle if the USB Support Supported Apple® Devices vehicle is on or in ACC/ ACCESSORY.S. See Ignition If equipped. Make sure the iPod has the latest Untrusted media devices could firmware from Apple for proper . cards. FAT16. there are USB ports on To view supported devices in the Positions 0 213.com/support in the To connect an iPod/iPhone. and Canada only. iPods/iPhones USB Supported File and Folder Devices Structure .com/ Device or iPod/iPhone trusted. and mobile .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.wma. USB Flash Drives Avoiding Untrusted Media .S.wav files stored on a USB The iPod/iPhone charges while it is device to the USB port. devices. iPod firmware can be updated using the latest iTunes Connecting a USB Storage operation or performance.mp3. and Canada only. center console. contain files that affect system operation. storage device. and may have USB To view supported devices in charge or draw power from the charge ports on the rear of the Canada.10/25/16 Infotainment System 173 Audio Players USB Supported Devices For information on supported devices in Mexico.apple.2018 .ca. See www. .ogg. USB Port go to www.chevroletowner. Portable USB Hard Drives The infotainment system supports: When using media devices such as Not all iPods and USB drives are CDs. music by connecting an auxiliary and . the USB port./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . For help with identifying your iPod. see vehicle's battery. itunes in the U. DVDs.S. consider the source. one end of the device’s cable to the Using the USB Port The USB port can play both lower iPod/iPhone and the other end to The infotainment system can play and upper case . automatically powers off and will not charging.apple. connect U. USB devices. .crc .chevrolet.com turned off. Blu-ray Discs..my. . When the vehicle is the center stack and inside the U. FAT32. To connect a USB storage device. . connect the device to the USB port.

normally.05 . The time it takes to process files be connected for playing music. storage device while it is playing. . device type and capacity. This may cause damage to the . see “Audio System an iPod/iPhone may not be compatible. . Use a USB or flash memory type . Do not connect iPod can be played through a using a USB adaptor. ID3 Tag information for MP3 not recognized.crc .mp3.1 kHz. To display album title.2018 . the USB device may 128 kbps will result in higher file systems are recognized. extensions can be played. and or upgrading. connecting terminal. Do not touch the USB device when the ignition is kHz. as this may cause static electricity and problems supply. Disconnect the USB storage 44. Files with a bit rate above . track title. and . . Do not connect and reconnect the USB device repeatedly in a performance of the USB hub. and the artist. . . All devices may not be The infotainment system can play supported. . 32 kHz./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . such as the album name . Sampling frequency: 48 kHz. MP3 files that can be played: Bit USB storage devices may be performance of the USB device. rate: 8 kbps to 320 kbps. storage device or iPod/iPhone If there is not enough power products. If the ignition is turned . 22. the file the type of files stored. and 16 kHz. 24 kHz. Only USB storage devices on while the USB device is formatted in FAT16/32 or exFAT connected. Some USB storage device files usage. Information” following. .wma.10/25/16 174 Infotainment System For more information on USB Using USB Storage Devices and . short time. and artist information.wav file name connecting terminal. . Up to two USB devices and one Audio System Information storage device. USB storage devices can only files. . NTFS and other file systems are normally. should be compatible with the ID3 Tag V1 and V2 formats.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Connection with i-Stick Type product or affect the . can be played. turned off. be damaged or may not operate quality sound.S. it may not operate Using MP3/WMA/OGG/WAV Files using the device. USB hub. Music files with .ogg. Use a USB device with a metal . depending on the the music files contained in the USB . faulty due to vehicle vibration. will depend on the USB storage viewing photo files. Do not disconnect the USB .

the USB device. USB storage device that has a When not in use. These files are sorted in the system has finished reading system. switch to the previous audio function. If a non-readable USB device is models may not support the connected. Other connection or damage. The heat generated supported by iPod/iPhone may cause performance issues products. Do not use the USB terminal to . . .crc . supported. video.S. The iPod/iPhone playback . The iPod/iPhone may be Management (DRM) is applied damaged if it is connected to the cannot be played. . Play will start automatically after played on the infotainment screen. . . disconnect the . Normal usage cannot using the iPod/iPhone cable. Music files to which Digital Right .10/25/16 Infotainment System 175 . such as music. alphabetical order.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. functions and the information USB port. structure. The music file lists will only displayed may be different when display up to 5. classification items related to the 5. an error message connectivity or functionality of displays and the system will this product. cables cannot be used. Refer to the table for the capacity limit of no more than iPod/iPhone./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Only connect the iPod/iPhone charge USB accessory with connection cables equipment. the be guaranteed for a storage Bluetooth music is not USB Player device that exceeds this limit. vehicle with the ignition on.000 files. Connect the USB device to the music files that are supported. When the iPod/iPhone is search function provided by the photo. 15 levels of folder connected to the USB port by iPod/iPhone.000 files on the . Playing Music from a USB Device The iPod/iPhone can play all .2018 . Some iPod/iPhone product .

4. Press {. select . another function. The Tone USB device. Touch r to resume. Touch Z during playback. b4s. Touch the desired music. . touch 1. See playback. 2. . another media source. touch Source. 1.pls. Touch Browse Music. Touch Menu during playback. and .xspf. Scanning Forward or Backward . Release to resume playback at Browse Music To stop the USB device and select normal speed.wpl./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Touch g within five seconds of the playback time to play the previous file.crc . Returning to the Beginning of the If the USB device is already Current File connected: Touch g after five seconds of the . . ON: Plays all files randomly. . OFF: Returns to normal Settings menu is displayed. stop the device and select another media source. .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. m3u. Touch the desired menu. then select the other Playing Files Randomly 2. Touch j to pause. Touch USB. source. playback to rewind or fast forward.10/25/16 176 Infotainment System Changing to Next/Previous Files Using the USB Music Menu . Source. Touch l to change to the next file. “Tone Settings” under “Radio Pause Controls” in Operation 0 168. To . Touch AUDIO. . playback time. Applicable audio extensions are 3. Tone Settings To remove the USB device. Touch and hold g or l during asx. Touch Source. then .S. select the other source.2018 . then remove the Touch Tone Settings.

playback to rewind or fast forward.S.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. ON: Plays all files randomly. Play will start automatically after 1.10/25/16 Infotainment System 177 Auto Volume . . Touch AUDIO. Play will start from the previously Changing to Next/Previous Song Touch Auto Volume. . . switch to the previous audio Returning to the Beginning of the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) function. an error message 4. To stop the device and select switch to the previous audio another media source. . If a non-readable MTP device is connected. If a non-readable USB device is . Connect an MTP supported If the iPod/iPhone is already connected: Touch g after two seconds of the device. Scanning Forward or Backward the system has finished reading 2. .crc . “Auto Volume” under “Radio device. touch Playing Files Randomly function. . Release to resume playback at displays and the system will normal speed. See next song. Press {. Touch r to resume. Controls” in Operation 0 168. then select the other source. playback. iPod/iPhone Player . Current File ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . play mode. Touch j to pause. Touch On or Off. This feature is limited to models To remove the device. Touch the appropriate . Touch Source. Touch iPod. Connect the iPod/iPhone to the . Source.2018 . the MTP device. Touch Z during playback. then remove the . Touch and hold g or l during 3. Touch g within two seconds of Traffic Program (If Equipped) connected. Touch l to change to the Volume menu is displayed. The Auto played point after the system has finished reading the USB . Touch Menu during playback. OFF: Returns to normal connection. device. select supporting the iPod/iPhone another function. an error message the playback time to play the displays and the system will previous file. Playing Music Files Pause Using the iPod Menu . USB port. playback time.

Display: Picture System Information Viewing a Slide Show Allows selection of On or The infotainment system can view Off to show the clock and 1. Using the USB Picture Menu “Tone Settings” under “Radio 1. Clock.crc . Supported file extensions: ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Touch the screen to open to full screen. Temp. 1. . USB port. Touch 3 to exit. Touch the screen to cancel the . show playback. Press {. . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. If the USB device is already connected: screen. Animated GIF files are not Picture supported. Touch Tone Settings. 2. 3.2018 . See screen. Touch S or T from the picture . selection of the slide show “Auto Volume” under “Radio Some features are disabled while interval. See 2. . Auto Volume 2. Display Settings: Adjusts Protocol (MTP).S. Touch MENU from the picture Controls” in Operation 0 168.jpg. Touch the desired music. storage device and devices that support Media Transfer 2. Touch the appropriate menu: 1. to a different recording format or the condition of the file. Touch GALLERY. the vehicle is in motion. screen. Touch Auto Volume. . slide show during the slide for Brightness and Contrast.bmp. Touch the screen again Touch x from the picture screen.gif. Enlarging a Picture Tone Settings 2.png. Touch Browse Music. . Connect the USB device to the Touch w from the picture screen. The Auto . Slide Show Time: Allows Volume menu is displayed.10/25/16 178 Infotainment System Browse Music Viewing Pictures Rotating a Picture 1. Viewing a Previous or Next . The Tone to return to the previous Settings menu is displayed. Some files may not operate due screen. Controls” in Operation 0 168. Touch z from the picture temperature on the full picture files stored on a USB screen.

To play music from the device. Press {. Touch Source. . by the auxiliary device. To minimize driver distraction.S. iPhone. 5. if the the system can interact with many The auxiliary input jack can be used device is already connected: Bluetooth phones. and with the vehicle parked: .2018 .10/25/16 Infotainment System 179 Auxiliary Devices Play will begin when the system has Phone finished reading the information on Using the Auxiliary Input Jack the device. . The infotainment “Tone Settings” in Operation 0 168. PDAs. headphones into the front auxiliary input jack. Touch AUDIO. or other to connect external audio devices devices to: such as an iPod. See The auxiliary input jack is on the To adjust the tone settings. Place and receive hands-free 2. If possible. Touch 3.crc . player. . do not plug 4./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. before driving. program speed dial or other shortcuts. see “Pairing” under “Bluetooth center stack. Transmit hands-free data. Bluetooth (Overview) Settings menus and functions may Playing Music vary depending on vehicle options. The device must be paired first. and other supported devices . (Infotainment Controls)” later in this system can play music connected section. audio output. Organize the phone book and contact lists clearly and delete duplicate or rarely used entries. Become familiar with the features of the cell phone. Play audio streaming files. MP3 1. If equipped with Bluetooth capability. calls. This input jack is not an 3. Touch AUX. for use as another source for audio listening.

2018 . and Canada.gm. all cell phones. See Vehicles with a Bluetooth system your cell phone manufacturer's user can use a Bluetooth-capable cell Refer to the cell phone guide for Bluetooth functions before phone with a Hands-Free Profile to manufacturer’s user guide for pairing the cell phone.com/bluetooth for more system and the steering wheel to The system may not work with information about compatible operate the system. In the U. See “Pairing” phones. an image crash resulting in injury or death. system. vehicle before it can be used.S.1 m (30 ft). See Steering Wheel Controls 0 111. phone's contact list may be must be paired to the Bluetooth displayed. See OnStar be used while the ignition is on or in Overview 0 400. Taking your eyes off the road too when performing over Bluetooth. use the controls on the infotainment . the device may respond differently Overview 0 167. Pair cell phone(s) to the vehicle. There may be restrictions on using { Warning Bluetooth wireless technology in Bluetooth (Infotainment When using a cell phone. Review the controls and support all functions and not all Bluetooth Controls operation of the infotainment phones work with the Bluetooth If equipped with Bluetooth capability.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. If a Bluetooth make and receive phone calls. The system can Calling. Not all phones are system and then connected to the compatible with this feature./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . it can some locations.10/25/16 180 Infotainment System . access the menu system. The questions about the phone's phone is not connected. if available.crc .S. Controls) be distracting to look too long or Due to the variety of Bluetooth To use infotainment controls to too often at the screen of the devices and their firmware versions. up to 9. Pairing long or too often could cause a On a current phone call. see www. system. See Ignition Positions 0 213. calls will be infotainment system is used to Bluetooth functionality. ACC/ACCESSORY. of the current contact from the A Bluetooth-enabled cell phone Focus your attention on driving. made using OnStar Hands-Free control the system. see phone or the infotainment system. Not all phones . under “Bluetooth (Infotainment The Bluetooth system range can be Steering Wheel Controls Controls)” later in this section.

Touch PHONE. Management.10/25/16 Infotainment System 181 Pairing Information does not occur. the phone infotainment system are screen is displayed on the screen of the Bluetooth device successfully paired. . . When the Bluetooth device and screen. screen. available go to Step 5. are successfully paired. Touch the desired device to pairing information on the cell center stack. This is . Touch Search Device. paired to the Bluetooth system. If the automatic download highlighted by 5. If no desired device is be connected to the Bluetooth pair on the searched list system at a time. the phone book infotainment system. Touch Search Device to search 5. Touch Yes on the pop-up successfully paired. When the Bluetooth phone changes or the cell phone steering wheel without OnStar. The pairing process is disabled when the vehicle is moving. within range of the system.2018 . then Device 1. Touch SETTINGS. Press {. unless the 2. press 5 on the 4. Pairing only needs to be completed once.S. is downloaded automatically. Paired Device supported: . or press g on the pair. . If multiple paired cell phones are 5. A Bluetooth phone with MP3 phone book download on the Device capability cannot be paired to phone. 3. The connected phone is dependent on the type of phone paired. Only one paired cell phone can is displayed on the pair device 4.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Z / 5 3. 6.crc . When a paired device is on the the vehicle as a phone and an Pairing a Phone – SSP and No infotainment system and SSP is MP3 player at the same time. device and infotainment system is deleted from the system./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Touch Bluetooth. infotainment system are When the Bluetooth device and 7. 6. Touch the desired device to screen. and infotainment system. proceed with the Pairing a Phone – SSP and Paired . the infotainment system and Simple Secure Pairing (SSP) is supported: 2. the screen of the Bluetooth device system connects to the first and infotainment system. Up to 10 cell phones can be When there is no paired device on 1. Press {. Touch Yes on the pop-up for the desired device. Touch the desired device to available paired cell phone in the pair on the searched list order that they were first paired. . .

The connected phone is 3. Touch the desired device to music is enabled.S. . Touch the desired device to . steering wheel without OnStar. When the Bluetooth device and 1. PHONE screen is displayed on screen. When the device and infotainment system Bluetooth device and . Touch Search Device to search message is displayed on the for the desired device. If no desired device is the infotainment system.2018 . Touch the desired device to pair on the searched list 2.crc . if the Bluetooth setting on When there is no paired device on the Bluetooth device is turned off. . 5. Z / 5 indicates the hands-free screen. Paired Device 7. Input the Personal Management. 1. a failure function is enabled.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Input the Personal However. available go to Step 5./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Z / 5 is 2. Bluetooth device. Press {. If a Bluetooth device was previously pair on the searched list connected. Touch Search Device. 6. Z / 5 indicates the hands-free infotainment system are are successfully paired. or press g on the infotainment system and SSP is not screen. press 5 on the When a paired device is on the displayed on the pair device center stack. 5 indicates only the hands-free code (default: 1234) to the pair. Bluetooth device. Z indicates only Bluetooth infotainment system.10/25/16 182 Infotainment System . then Device and phone music functions are 5. the is displayed on the pair device enabled. When the Bluetooth function is enabled. . supported: . 5 indicates only the hands-free When the connection fails. Press {. Identification Number (PIN) 4. highlighted by 5. a Identification Number (PIN) the infotainment system and SSP is failure message is displayed on the code (default: 1234) to the not supported: infotainment system. 4. Touch Bluetooth. Touch PHONE. Pairing a Phone – No SSP and No executes the auto connection. the infotainment system screen. 3. Z / 5 and phone music functions are successfully paired. Pairing a Phone – No SSP and infotainment system are Paired Device successfully paired. enabled. Touch SETTINGS.

hands-free while playing Phone . registered and connected to the if you convert to Bluetooth 1. Bluetooth phone to the connected. The audio 2. then Device 3. The paired device will show. . Touch Delete. 5. then Device type to set/connect the item as a the car is not possible when Management.crc . Playing music from 3. has been connected. the music is 2. discontinued. Only one function can Management. then Device only when a Bluetooth device Management. Checking the Bluetooth .S. The sound played by the Bluetooth device is delivered 1. Touch SETTINGS. Touch the device to delete. e will appear on the screen if music is enabled. infotainment system. Touch Bluetooth. to be disconnected. connect the 4. the stereo headset is 5. For example. 2./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . A cell phone or Bluetooth device phones. 2. find the Bluetooth device discontinued. Z indicates only Bluetooth 4.10/25/16 Infotainment System 183 . successfully connected.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . Touch Bluetooth. Touch Disconnect. disconnected while playing Bluetooth Music phone music. stereo headset. through the infotainment system. To play Bluetooth music. Bluetooth music can be played 3. Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth hands-free or Phone Disconnecting a Bluetooth Device versions over 1.2 must be music function. Touch Bluetooth. Connecting a Paired Bluetooth Device Deleting a Bluetooth Device . If the Bluetooth device is Connection 6. product. From the cell phone or Bluetooth music. Touch SETTINGS. Touch SETTINGS.2018 . the music is 1. Management. Press {. then Device . Touch the name of the device . Press {. Touch Bluetooth. 1. Touch the device to be 4. Touch Y. Press {. there are no music files stored in the cell phone. streaming function may not be read the following information: supported in some Bluetooth 3. Press {. Before playing Bluetooth music. Touch SETTINGS. device. that supports Advanced Audio be used at a time between the 4.

Touch AUDIO.S. If available. Sounds may be cut off during depending on the Bluetooth device. Android Auto and/or Playing the Previous Song device is not in the waiting Apple CarPlay capability may be screen mode. the order to stop. No app is this order to play/stop may take required for Apple CarPlay. Touch see if the Bluetooth device is in 2. Touch r to resume. playback time to play the PROJECTION will appear on the previous song. If the Bluetooth music playback is not functioning. then the device transmits 1. it may not available through a compatible Touch g within two seconds of automatically play. Conditions that may occur when Bluetooth device as it is playing Bluetooth music: transmitted. the waiting screen mode.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. 4. Touch and hold g or l to rewind time to activate. the audio from the cell phone or Touch j to pause. Touch Bluetooth. the Bluetooth device in the Current Song Bluetooth music play mode./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . If the cell phone or Bluetooth If equipped. . the Bluetooth music playback. .10/25/16 184 Infotainment System Playing Bluetooth Music Playing Music Randomly . again to return to normal play. Depending on app to your phone from the Search the Bluetooth device options.2018 . 3. smartphone. Google Play store. Touch Z during playback. The infotainment system Home Page of the infotainment transmits the order to play from Returning to the Beginning of the display. Download the Android Auto playback time. This function may not be supported . The infotainment system outputs Pause when playing Bluetooth music. Do not change the track too quickly . . then check to 1.crc . . Android Auto Touch l. It takes time to transmit data Playing the Next Song from the Bluetooth device to the Apple CarPlay and infotainment system. To use Android Auto and/or Apple If this is done in a different CarPlay: Touch g after two seconds of mode. or fast forward. Touch Source. Press {.

Auto capability from the For Apple CarPlay support see Steering Wheel Controls vehicle Settings menu. system and the steering wheel to Data plan rates apply. use the device’s return to the Home Page. Connect an Android phone or ANDROID AUTO and/or APPLE Hands-Free Phone iPhone by using the compatible CARPLAY icon on the Home Page phone USB cable and plugging to launch. Apple CarPlay is a . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Confirm system information./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . and is subject to Google’s terms and privacy policy.crc .10/25/16 Infotainment System 185 2. Answer incoming calls. Google Inc. Apple Steering wheel controls can be Other functions may or Google may change or suspend used to: still work..com/ios/carplay/. For Android operate the Hands-Free Phone . PROJECTION on the Home Page Auto. availability at any time. If not.S. Android . For best Press Home on the center stack to Vehicles with a Hands-Free Phone performance. Android Auto. the functions and not all phones work message “Device Projection Android Auto is provided by Google with the Hands-Free Phone system. cell phone with a hands-free profile Aftermarket or third-party For further information on how to set to make and receive phone calls. Android Auto and/or Apple CarPlay trademark of Apple Inc. Apple CarPlay is Hands-Free Phone Controls .com/androidauto. . Apple CarPlay and Android support. Decline a call. Cancel an operation. system. may automatically launch upon USB connection. Privacy Consent” will appear. up Android Auto and Apple CarPlay The infotainment system and voice in the vehicle.com 3. will change to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay depending on the phone. General Information into a USB data port. Not all phones support all CarPlay or Android Auto.chevrolet. Google. Select Continue to launch provided by Apple and is subject to Use the controls on the infotainment Apple CarPlay or Apple’s terms and privacy policy. Android. touch the . Select Disable to remove Auto support see https:// system. see my. End a call. system can use a Bluetooth-capable factory-provided USB cable. www.apple. and other marks are trademarks of . When the phone is first or see “Customer Assistance” in the control are used to operate the connected to activate Apple owner’s manual.google.2018 . cables may not work. Google Play.

decline a or off./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . or cancel an operation. Touch Q or R to scroll through call. and Off 1. If there is more than one Reject on the screen. Touch the phone book entry to hands-free. Make outgoing calls using the Turning the Microphone On Using the Contacts Menu call list. Press i on the steering wheel . Press {. Use the keypad to input the phone to hands-free: the relevant information displayed. 4. Touch 0 again to switch back controls. to call. If a wrong number is entered. When a phone call comes through 2. number associated with the name. see “Searching for a Name” 1. To decline the call. 2. the audio system will be muted or To switch the call from the cell paused and the phone will ring with 3. If there is more than one the screen. Touch 5 on the screen. to dial. press i on the steering wheel controls or touch 5. (Private Mode) screen.S. 2. i : Press to end a call.10/25/16 186 Infotainment System . Touch 3 to turn the microphone on screen. . Touch 0. Press g on the steering wheel. Touch contacts on the phone a time. touch the number to dial. or touch and hold } to Taking Calls screen.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or touch 5 on the screen. name to search. Touch the phone book entry Number to call. . Press i on the steering wheel following. Calling by Redial the list. guidance screen. delete all digits of the number.2018 . . touch the number . Making a Call by Entering a Phone To call by using redial: 3.crc . Touch contacts on the phone g : Press to answer incoming calls. then touch PHONE on controls to display the redial 4. Touch 9 on the contacts Switching a Call to the Cell Phone the connected Bluetooth cell phone. number associated with the name. touch Redialing is not possible when there Searching for Contacts Entries } to delete the number one digit at is no call history. 1. For details.

The Bluetooth word mark and logos Select characters by using the are owned by the Bluetooth® SIG. License Agreements will download. Touch Call History on the successfully paired. the list of Touch and hold the speed dial possible names is shortened./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . 0 396. Y Missed calls. the developer to meet Apple the fourth character. 1. the phone book phone screen. the 3. accessory has been designed to the third character. As more characters of the Numbers name are entered. screen. Touch one of the following for: FCC Information happens. Some phones may not download automatically. Touch (wxy) two times to select number. . If this 2.2018 . Inc. stored on the cell phone can be used for speed dial calls. touch and hold the second digit to connect specifically to iPod or make a call to the speed dial iPhone and has been certified by 4. Touch (def) two times to select For two-digit speed dial numbers. download on the phone. Up to 2. Touch (abc) to select the first Only speed dial numbers already character. Bluetooth® Searching for a Name . W All calls history. . General Motors is under license. [ Dialed calls. connect it again or See Radio Frequency Statement proceed with the phone book . Select the contact entry to call. number using the keypad on the To search for the name Alex: phone screen. X Received calls. and any use of such marks by As characters are selected.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Touch (jkl) three times to select two-digit speed dial numbers are “Made for iPod” and “Made for the second character. performance standards. iPhone” mean that an electronic 3.S.10/25/16 Infotainment System 187 When the Bluetooth device and Making a Call from Call History Trademarks and infotainment system are 1. . keypad on the phone book screen. names that include those characters Other trademarks and trade names will display on the phone book Making a Call with Speed Dial are those of their respective owners.crc . supported.

This is beyond distributed. reverse engineer. Subscription patent rights. Apple Computer. Portions of this software are ® Furthermore. this product is protected by (www. For products to be distributed. A License Agreement from www. www.org). marketed.S. hack. All fees and secrets of Digital Voice Libjpeg programming subject to change. the AMBER voice copyright 2007-2012 The compression software included in FreeType Project Fees and Taxes: Subscription fee. All rights taxes. Inc. a separate agreement make available any technology or is required with Canadian software incorporated in receivers Satellite Radio Inc. SiriusXM® service SiriusXM is required for any only available in the 48 contiguous product that incorporates United States and Canada. or marketed in the the control of SiriusXM® Satellite SiriusXM Service Area.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. copyrights. and intellectual property rights including reserved./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The navigation software is based in Subscriptions subject to Customer part on the work of the independent Agreement available at General Requirements: JPEG Group.siriusxm.crc . northern latitudes. registered in disassemble. and trade fee is consumer only. and other countries. 2.10/25/16 188 Infotainment System iPod and iPhone are trademarks of It is prohibited to copy. (operating compatible with the SiriusXM as SiriusXM Canada). or otherwise Canada. and/or sold in the U. .S. Radio. SiriusXM Technology and/or for In Canada: Some deterioration of use of any of the SiriusXM service may occur in extreme marks to be manufactured. Systems.siriusxm. the Online Service or any of its content.com or 1.2018 .ca.. manipulate.freetype. other fees may apply. Inc. Satellite Radio System or that FreeType 2 support the SiriusXM website. decompile. one time activation fee.

. . . . . . 189 Dual Automatic Climate Control System . . 194 Maintenance Passenger Compartment Air Filter . . 191 Air Vents Air Vents . . . . . . 7. . . . . Air Delivery Mode Controls . . . . . Fan Control 9. . . . . . . .2018 . Temperature Control appears on the main display. . . Recirculation 8.10/24/16 Climate Controls 189 Climate Controls Climate Control Systems The heating. . . cooling. . . . . . . . . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . A/C (Air Conditioning) fan off. . Driver and Passenger Heated TEMP : Turn the knob clockwise or Seats (If Equipped) counterclockwise to increase or decrease the temperature.crc . . . . 6. . Rear Window Defogger 2. . . . . . .S. 195 1. The fan speed setting 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with Climate Control Systems this system. . Defrost/Defog counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed or turn the 4. 194 Service . . . . . . MAX Defrost ^ : Turn the knob clockwise or 3. Climate Control Systems . ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . . . . . . .

If the and below. clear all snow and the rear window defogger turns on See Heated and Ventilated Front ice from the windshield before automatically when the interior Seats 0 66. one or more of the following: recirculated to quickly cool the See Heated Mirrors 0 52. An indicator light front windshield and rear window on the button comes on to show that with a razor blade or anything z : Air is directed to the floor the rear window defogger is on. the air conditioner heated outside mirrors. inside of the vehicle or to reduce the 0 : Clears the windows of fog or entry of outside air and odors. the system returns to the previous “Climate and Air Quality” under mode setting. The repairs would not be from the windshield more quickly. Vehicle Personalization 0 144. z. M or L : If equipped. outlets. and 0 or a conditioning system on or off. they turn on turn on. Caution moisture. else that is sharp. defrosting. The auto rear defogger combination of the buttons to climate control system is turned off turns off automatically.S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . This may The defogger can be turned off by damage the rear window 0 MAX : Air is directed to the turning the ignition off or to ACC/ defogger grid and affect the windshield and the fan runs at a radio's ability to pick up stations ACCESSORY. See covered by the vehicle warranty. Rear Window Defogger Do not try to clear frost or other { : Air is directed to the K : Press to turn the rear window material from the inside of the instrument panel outlets. @ : Press to turn on recirculation. select An indicator light comes on. defogger on or off. higher speed.2018 . Air is directed to the windshield. press M or L When Auto Rear Defog is selected. change the direction of the airflow. button is on and help to clear fog or To change the current mode. Fog or frost is cleared The rear window defogger can be clearly. or the outside temperature falls If the vehicle is equipped with The indicator light in the button will below freezing.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. When the button is pressed again. Air is frost from the surface of the mirror. The current mode appears will not run.10/24/16 190 Climate Controls Air Delivery Mode Controls : A/C : Press to turn the air temperature is about 7 °C (44 °F) Press {. set to automatic operation. when the rear window defogger in the display screen. For best results. to heat the driver or passenger seat.crc . temperature is cold and the outside .

2018 . Allow the system time to stabilize. even if the AUTO indicator is not lit. Each function can also be manually set and the selected setting is displayed. and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system.10/24/16 Climate Controls 191 Dual Automatic Climate Control System . Functions not manually set will continue to be automatically controlled. A/C (Air Conditioning) light will not come on. 2. Press @ to Automatic Operation select recirculation. Rear Window Defogger 4. SYNC (Synchronized temperature: Temperature Control : The Temperature) temperature can be adjusted . Recirculation The heating. Recirculation may be automatically selected in 3.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. MAX Defrost 10. AUTO (Automatic Operation) separately for the driver and the ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . For automatic operation: 1. Power cool the vehicle faster.S. 1. Adjust the temperature as needed for best comfort. press it again to 5. all four functions operate automatically. cooling. recirculation 2. Air Delivery Mode Controls warm weather. The recirculation 11. Air Delivery Mode . When AUTO is lit. Fan Control Temperature Controls To improve fuel efficiency and to 9. Set the temperature.crc . Heated and Ventilated Front select outside air. Press AUTO. Driver and Passenger 8. Fan Speed 7. Seats (If Equipped) The system automatically heats or cools the vehicle to the desired Driver and Passenger 6. Air Conditioning .

For best results. The fan speed recirculated to quickly cool the 0 MAX : Air is directed to the inside of the vehicle or to reduce the setting appears on the main display.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.crc .S. the system returns to the previous automatically detect high humidity Air Delivery Mode Controls : mode setting. inside the vehicle. ^ : Press to increase or decrease outlets. it returns to normal control and the direction of the below freezing. light turns off. O : Press to turn the fan off or on. one or more of the following: the air conditioner runs The SYNC indicator light will turn automatically as needed. When high humidity is detected. Fog or frost is cleared automatic fan control and the fan is from the windshield more quickly. the climate Press any combination of X. The fan speed may button will turn on. cool the air inside the vehicle or to Y : Air is directed to the instrument dry the air needed to defog the Manual Operation panel outlets. Press Pressing this button cancels or counterclockwise to increase or AUTO to return to automatic automatic air conditioning and turns decrease the temperature. An indicator light comes on. conditioning system on or off. system may have a sensor to return to automatic operation. Air is directed to the conditioner runs automatically to are adjusted. When the on. The indicator light in the defrosting. [ : Air is directed to the floor @ : Press to turn on recirculation. If the fogging. Press AUTO SYNC : Press to link all climate To change the current mode. the air conditioner operation. operation. windshield faster. Press AUTO to When the button is pressed again. will not run.10/24/16 192 Climate Controls passenger. windshield and the fan runs at a Pressing either button cancels entry of outside air and odors. select to return to automatic operation and zone settings to the driver setting. Y.2018 . off the air conditioner. the air moisture. If the climate control Pressing any of the three buttons climate control system is turned off system does not detect possible cancels automatic air delivery or the outside temperature falls window fogging. . When the passenger settings X : Clears the windows of fog or indicator light is on. higher speed. the SYNC indicator windshield. clear all snow and control system may adjust to or [ to change the direction of the ice from the windshield before outside air supply and turn on the airflow. air conditioner. The current A/C : Press to turn the air slightly increase to help prevent mode appears in the display screen./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Auto Defog : The climate control controlled manually. Air is the fan speed. Turn the knob clockwise airflow is controlled manually.

Ventilated Front Seats : sensor information to adjust the When auto rear defog is selected. The Auto Rear Defogger Heated and Ventilated Front Seats may not work properly. fan speed. remote start based on cold ambient Do not try to clear frost or other conditions. 0 66./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .crc . If the vehicle has heated Rear Window Defogger material from the inside of the or ventilated seats. defogger on or off. defogger grid and affect the The defogger can be turned off by radio's ability to pick up stations Sensor turning the ignition to off or ACC/ clearly.2018 . the climate control frost from the surface of the mirror. temperature is cold and the outside If equipped. press { or C to cool Do not cover the sensor. turns off automatically. If equipped. otherwise temperature is about 7 °C (44 °F) the driver or passenger seat.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. they may come K : Press to turn the rear window front windshield and rear window on during a remote start. covered by the vehicle warranty. press L or M to heat temperature. The “Climate and Air Quality” under Caution rear defog may come on during Vehicle Personalization 0 144. See the automatic climate control system and below. see or cool the inside of the vehicle. The system uses the driver’s previous settings to heat . See “Climate and Air Quality” under Driver and Passenger Heated and The climate control system uses the Vehicle Personalization 0 144. set to automatic operation. recirculation. The repairs would not be The solar sensor on top of the ACCESSORY. they turn on Operation (If Equipped) : If the when the rear window defogger vehicle is equipped with the remote button is on and help to clear fog or start feature. damage the rear window 0 66. the rear window defogger turns on the driver or passenger seat. started remotely. If the vehicle is equipped with Remote Start Climate Control heated outside mirrors.10/24/16 Climate Controls 193 To turn Auto Defog off or on. system may run when the vehicle is See Heated Mirrors 0 52. This may Heated and Ventilated Front Seats the rear window defogger is on. and air delivery mode automatically when the interior for best comfort.S. instrument panel near the The rear window defogger can be windshield monitors the solar heat. An indicator light with a razor blade or anything See Remote Vehicle Start 0 39 and on the button comes on to show that else that is sharp.

Open the glove box.10/24/16 194 Climate Controls .crc . adding equipment to the outside The filter should be replaced as part of the vehicle. base of the windshield that could . Keep the path under the front Air Vents seats clear of objects to help Maintenance Use the louvers located on the air circulate the air inside of the vents to change the direction of the vehicle more effectively. decrease moisture drawn into the vehicle. Parts 0 379. other airborne irritants from outside Operation Tips Check with your dealer before air that is pulled into the vehicle. Use of non-GM approved hood Air Filter down to open or close off the deflectors can adversely affect The filter removes dust. or leaves from air inlets at the of routine scheduled maintenance. and airflow.2018 . . improve visibility and help 1. airflow and may cause damage see Maintenance Replacement . Clear away any ice. . vehicle./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the performance of the system.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. This restricts To find out what type of filter to use. block the flow of air into the air vent slats. Passenger Compartment airflow. Do not attach any devices to the see Maintenance Schedule 0 368. pollen.S. Move the slider knobs up or . Clear snow off the hood to to the air vents. snow.

combustion.crc . Open the service door create unsafe conditions based on and remove the old filter. frostbite. Install the new air filter. or other health-based concerns. Squeeze both sides of the Service glove box bin inward to lower beyond the stops./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . 4. It should only be replaced by a new evaporator to ensure proper and safe operation.S. Disconnect the glove box door damper (1) from the glove box During service. 5. all refrigerants door assembly by squeezing should be reclaimed with proper the pivot (2) to release the equipment. 2. Close the service door completely.10/24/16 Climate Controls 195 3. 7. Reverse the steps to reinstall the glove box. Venting refrigerants damper ring. See your dealer if additional assistance is needed. All vehicles have a label underhood that identifies the refrigerant used in the vehicle. Press the latches on either side directly to the atmosphere is harmful of the service door inwards to to the environment and may also release.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The air conditioning evaporator should never be repaired or replaced by one from a salvage vehicle. . 6.2018 . inhalation. The refrigerant system should only be serviced by trained and certified technicians.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 . . . . . . . . . . . ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . 245 Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Power (RAP) . 235 (Gasoline) . . . . . . 212 System (ABS) . . . . 197 Engine Exhaust . Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Forward Automatic Off-Road Recovery . . . . 209 Brakes Fuel Starting and Operating Antilock Brake Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . 251 If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . 253 New Vehicle Break-In . 207 Drive Systems Warning (LDW) . . . 221 Stability Control . . . . . . 198 Diesel Particulate Filter Assistance Systems for Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . 247 Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . 222 Assistance Systems for Distracted Driving . . . . 232 Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . 197 Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Retained Accessory Fuel Additives . . . . 236 Extended Parking . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . . . . . . . . . 234 (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Running the Vehicle While Driver Assistance Systems . . . .S. . . . . . . . . . . 213 Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . 205 Tow/Haul Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Alert (SBZA) . . . 231 Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . 199 Diesel Exhaust Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . .crc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Steering . . . 249 Driving on Wet Roads . . . 222 Driving . . . . 199 Diesel Particulate Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Forward Collision Alert (FCA) Braking . . 200 Automatic Transmission Braking (FAB) . 200 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Parking or Backing . . . . . . . . . .10/24/16 196 Driving and Operating Driving and Shifting Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Side Blind Zone Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . 219 Fuel for Diesel Engines . . . . . . . . . 239 Driving Information Engine Exhaust Driver Behavior . . . . . . . . . 235 Fuels in Foreign Countries Engine Heater . . . . . . . 249 Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . 199 Diesel Exhaust Fluid System . . . . . . 201 Manual Mode . 218 Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Driver Assistance Systems Driving Environment . . . 221 Cruise Control Cruise Control . . . . 254 Starting the Engine . . . . 215 Brake Assist . . . . . . 242 Defensive Driving . . . . 241 Vehicle Design . . . . 233 California Fuel Requirements Ignition Positions . . . . . 206 Lane Departure Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 220 Ride Control Systems Traction Control/Electronic Operating Parking over Things That Burn . . . . . . . 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

an Information . 257 Driver Behavior weather. . . .S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . While these design Towing Equipment . . . . 265 done to avoid many types of Filling a Portable Fuel crashes. in similar situations. . (Diesel) . . . . . . . . . . . 259 vehicle's design all affect how well a Unfamiliar surroundings can also Running Out of Fuel vehicle performs. . . . including a rollover crash. . 271 off-road driving. . ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . . . . like a car. . 274 A utility vehicle does not handle the same as a vehicle with a lower center of gravity. . . . . . . 256 What Fuel to Use in Canada Be prepared for driving in inclement and Mexico (Diesel) . 268 which makes them more capable for wearing a seat belt. . . . . . . . . .crc . . In a rollover crash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This is because they or prevented by the use of seat General Towing have a higher ground clearance and belts. 263 this section. . . . . more likely to die than a person Towing Tips . . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . . . . . the be limited. . . . Vehicle Design Container . . Driving Information Driving Environment (Diesel) . . . . . . . . Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . Driver behavior. and drunken or characteristics provide the driver Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . at night. . (Diesel) . . . 268 a narrower track or shorter unbelted person is significantly Driving Characteristics and wheelbase than passenger cars. Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Driving is an important times where visibility or traction may Cold Weather Operation responsibility. 259 driving environment. . and the slippery roads. . . In addition. . . . . . . . . . . 262 Learn more about driving in different Fuel Filter Replacement Being aware of these factors can help in understanding how the conditions and off-road driving in (Diesel) .S. 273 with a better view of the road. . . . . or during other Biodiesel . . gravity than other types of vehicles. . . . . . . . have hidden hazards. . . . . . . . . 273 avoiding excessive speed. 267 Most serious injuries and fatalities to Utility vehicles have a significantly unbelted occupants can be reduced higher rollover rate than other types Trailer Towing of vehicles. . . 263 vehicle handles and what can be Filling the Tank (Diesel) . . . . . . . . . . these aggressive driving can help make Conversions and Add-Ons trips safer and avoid the possibility vehicles do have a higher center of Add-On Electrical of a crash. Water in Fuel (Diesel) . . . such as on curves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . or hilly terrain. . . . . . sudden or abrupt turns. . . .10/24/16 Driving and Operating 197 What Fuel to Use in the U. . . . . . . . . Filling the Tank (Gasoline) . . . . .2018 . . . . . . . . .

passenger to handle potential Focus your attention on driving. Stop or park the vehicle to tend hands on the steering wheel. stations and adjusting climate if equipped. passenger or on a cell phone. including pairing and activities divert your attention away control and seat settings. bicyclists. to children. Distracted Driving distractions. Keep pets in an appropriate other drivers) are going to be demanding driving situations. Watch the road. from the road. long or too often could cause a . phone calls. Allow enough following distance between you and the driver in front of you. Assume that other road users focus your attention on driving. carrier or restraint. expect the unexpected. whether with a and be ready. keep to the floor. keep your the seat belt. Do not use a phone in . Become familiar with vehicle and can take your focus from the Refer to the infotainment manual for features before driving. careless and make mistakes. Program all trip information into governments have enacted laws any navigation device prior to regarding driver distraction. Distraction comes in many forms . understanding of the environment take notes. Taking your eyes off the road too vehicles. and . Use a hands-free method to .10/24/16 198 Driving and Operating Safe driver behavior and . Defensive Driving familiar with the local laws in Defensive driving means “always . such as more information on using that task of driving.crc . Avoid stressful conversations Anticipate what they might do place or receive necessary while driving.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Many local using a cell phone. step in driving defensively is to wear your eyes on the road.S. Designate a front seat crash resulting in injury or death. . (pedestrians. or look up { Warning can help avoid a rollover crash in information on phones or other any type of vehicle. Become driving. . Wait until the vehicle is parked your area. Exercise good programming favorite radio judgment and do not let other system and the navigation system./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . See Seat Belts 0 70. including utility electronic devices.” The first to retrieve items that have fallen To avoid distracted driving. Do not read. and . .2018 .

Braking Once the power assist is used up. so it does not have power that time.crc . the vehicle a small amount of alcohol. and accelerating engine stops. . (66 ft). which could be a lot of perceptions. it can take longer to stop and the Drunk Driving Braking action involves perception brake pedal will be harder to push.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 199 . Ride home in a cab. designate a driver If the steering assist is used for an If the engine ever stops while the extended period of time. Avoid needless heavy braking. If the Braking. .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. reaction time.S. or if you are . a vehicle moving at steering fluid. Actually doing it is Steering tragedy. are important factors in helping to power brake assist but it will be control a vehicle while driving. brake assist may be reduced. fatal — collision if you drive after . there will be some system cools down. and distance in an emergency. time and reaction time. Doing so could make the assist should return when the pedal harder to push down. Electric Power Steering Average driver reaction time is This vehicle has electric power { Warning about three-quarters of a second. attentiveness.2018 . steering. but may require can have a serious — or even include: increased effort. dangerous. In steering. power who will not drink. If power steering assist is lost due judgment can be affected by even to a system malfunction. Keep enough distance between If the steering wheel is turned until it drinking. Focus on the task of driving. power steering assist may be reduced. you and the vehicle in front reaches the end of its travel and is of you. with a group./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Deciding to Death and injury associated with push the brake pedal is perception drinking and driving is a global time. used when the brake is applied. You Helpful braking tips to keep in mind can be steered. held against that position for an Do not drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking. vehicle is being driven. Regular maintenance Drinking and then driving is very 100 km/h (60 mph) travels 20 m is not required. Your reflexes. Keep pace with traffic. extended period of time. normally but do not pump the Normal use of the power steering Control of a Vehicle brakes.

overdriving those conditions.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. then. There are some situations when curve causes tires to slip and steering around a problem may The vehicle's right wheels can drop lose cornering force. until the If the vehicle starts to slide. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) existing conditions. 2. Ease off the accelerator and a hand. straddles the edge of the pavement. Reduce speed before entering a curve. Braking Skid — wheels are not gently into the straightaway.S. But skids are always possible. Acceleration Skid — too much . Take curves at a reasonable speed.10/24/16 200 Driving and Operating Curve Tips Off-Road Recovery 3. Steering in Emergencies . Maintain a reasonable steady There are three types of skids that speed through the curve correspond to the vehicle's three . steer the vehicle so that it by taking reasonable care suited to . rolling. Loss of Control . off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. Steering or Cornering Skid — too much speed or steering in a . Ease your foot off the accelerator pedal and steer the way you want the vehicle to go. . if there is nothing in the Defensive drivers avoid most skids way.crc . 180 degrees without removing 1. Skidding . straight down the roadway. .2018 . Turn the steering wheel to go . follow right front tire contacts the these suggestions: pavement edge. Turn the steering wheel about one-eighth of a turn. control systems: Wait until the vehicle is out of the curve before accelerating . and by not allows steering while braking. Holding both sides of the throttle causes the driving steering wheel allows you to turn these tips: wheels to spin. be more effective than braking. Follow ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

Read all the information about snow. { Warning Loading the Vehicle for including reducing vehicle speed When driving off-road. mirrored surface — and slow the best ways to control the vehicle down when you have any doubt. your passengers should always load floor can be tossed about when driving over wear seat belts. ice. can easily throw you out of { Warning position. gravel. are properly snow on the road to make a attached. Vehicles and service work completed. All-wheel-drive vehicles can be Have all necessary maintenance occurs. This could cause you to Remember: Antilock brakes help . Know the local laws that apply to off-road driving. . You and avoid only the braking skid.crc . Make sure all underbody as enough water. is to control the speed. manufacturer for more information .2018 . Learn to see the warranty manual. or braking.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 201 The vehicle may straighten out. including the spare. manual. rough terrain. fill fluid levels. Unsecured cargo on the lose control and crash. Try to avoid sudden steering.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S. all-wheel-drive vehicles in this material on the road. recognize warning clues — such . . Slow down and adjust your without all-wheel drive and vehicles . To contact the tire traction is reduced by water. or other about the original equipment tires. if equipped. bouncing Off-Road Driving by shifting to a lower gear. used for off-road driving. Any and quick changes in direction sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. Off-Road Driving Before Driving Off-Road Be ready for a second skid if it . You or your (Continued) . . One of shields. ice. if equipped. acceleration. driving according to weather not equipped with All Terrain (AT) or and check inflation pressure in conditions. control can be affected when solid surface. can be longer and vehicle be driven off-road except on a level. Fuel the vehicle. or packed Controlling the vehicle is the key to successful off-road driving. Stopping distance On-Off Road (OOR) tires must not all tires./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

seriously or fatally injured if judgment and an understanding of . forward of the . Do not park over things that . assess the Warning (Continued) steepness. or even cause a rollover.S. Put what the vehicle can and cannot do. You could be another vehicle. or grasses or disturb . Driving up hills Driving to the top of a hill at high 0 209. Heavy loads on the roof That Burn 0 221.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. cargo area. and areas that have been cannot be seen. see Vehicle Load Limits for any vehicle. flowers. { Warning Many hills are simply too steep { Warning For more information about loading the vehicle. not on the roof. burn.10/24/16 202 Driving and Operating Environmental Concerns Before driving on a hill. traction. recreational driving and obey all driving further. Do not damage shrubs. can cause the vehicle to stall. Driving across hills can embankment. obstructions.crc . If the terrain ahead passengers can be struck roads. day to make the vehicle more heavy loads inside the visible. speed can cause an accident. Do not drive on (Continued) steep hills. The trees.2018 . and . rear axle. on the floor. Always use established trails. Use headlamps even during the the vehicle rolls over. Slow down when approaching to roll over. Keep cargo in the cargo When driving on hills: area as far forward and as . Use a low gear and keep a firm heaviest things should be wildlife. . low as possible. drive straight up . Driving down hills can cause loss There could be a drop-off. . When possible./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . raise the vehicle's center of gravity. of control. posted regulations. making it more likely Driving on Hills . See Parking over Things . get out of the by flying objects. You can be Driving safely on hills requires good the top of the hill. Secure the set aside for public off-road vehicle and walk the hill before cargo properly. grip on the steering wheel. You could be injured or killed. or down the hill. cliff. Maintain a slow speed.

If the vehicle cannot be . control. the hill. control. Avoid turns that take the vehicle . straight down. Apply the brakes to stop the lower gear. keep restart the engine.crc .2018 . set the the vehicle headed straight down.1. back straight down A hill that can be driven straight others could be injured or killed. release the in N (Neutral). When driving down a hill. Stay clear of the path the enough to stall the vehicle. seriously injured or killed. 3. and turn the help keep the vehicle under parking brake.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. cause loss of control and you or hill. Driving across an (Continued) incline puts more weight on the . straight down the hill. release the P (Park). slow down gear to keep vehicle speed under . If you cannot make it up the across the incline of the hill. Shift into P (Park) and then 3. If the hill is steep 3. and back vehicle off. and then apply the overheat and you could lose parking brake. Apply the brakes lightly when up or down might be too steep to drive across. Never try to turn the vehicle seek help.S. 2. shift an the engine will work with the vehicle stalls. { Warning around. This could ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . backward quickly and you could lose control. Use a low gear because . vehicle would take if it Heavy braking when going down it is steep enough to cause rolled downhill.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 203 . control. Never go downhill forward or If the vehicle stalls on a hill: . If driving downhill when the backward with the transmission vehicle stalls. and drive parking brake. shift to automatic transmission into brakes to slow the vehicle and R (Reverse). Leave the vehicle and . restarted after stalling.2. Never back down a hill in Warning (Continued) Warning (Continued) N (Neutral) using only the brake. a hill can cause your brakes to it to roll over. The vehicle can roll and stay alert. The brakes could vehicle. shift to a 1. overheat and fade. As you descending a hill and use a low near the top of a hill. If driving uphill when the parking brake.

or if the Use a low gear when driving in downhill wheels drop into a rut mud – the deeper the mud. you and your passengers could steepness of the incline more or Ice drown. . affects steering.S. If a rock is driven across surfaces only. . (Continued) . a rut. turn downhill. across an incline is dangerous. with the uphill wheels. and the vehicle starts to sand. Sand. Surface conditions can be a downhill side when stopped problem. spots.2018 . If it is only shallow maneuvers. moving to avoid getting stuck. it can still wash away the ground from under your tires. Drive your vehicle on safe severe. or even wet grass can If the vehicle rolls over. rollover path. water. the tires Driving through rushing water can help straighten out the vehicle tend to sink into the sand. If an incline must be driven Traction changes when driving on { Warning across. Always get { Warning downhill. This should beaches or sand dunes. you could cause the tires to slip sideways. vehicle could fall through the ice. Hidden obstacles can make the Driving in Mud. Loose gravel. If the vehicle slips out on the uphill side of the sideways. On loose sand./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . This be dangerous. and sweep your vehicle downstream braking. the or depression. Reduce vehicle speed when Getting out of the vehicle on the driving on hard packed snow .10/24/16 204 Driving and Operating downhill wheels which could Traction is reduced on hard packed cause a downhill slide or a { Warning snow and ice and it is easy to lose rollover. vehicle and stay well clear of the or rivers can be dangerous. Drive at a reduced speed and you and your passengers and avoid sharp turns or abrupt could drown. muddy and ice.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Ice that will trip it – a rock. Deep water can and prevent the side slipping. control. conditions vary greatly and the etc. Keep the vehicle Driving in Water even more. it can hit something Driving on frozen lakes. such as on slide.crc . accelerating. – and roll over. Snow. the vehicle can tilt lower the gear. be crushed or killed. ponds.

and pedal until the brakes work exhaust system for damage and the wheel hubs. Driving on Wet Roads ignore police warnings and be Stalling can also occur if the Rain and wet roads can reduce very cautious about trying to drive exhaust pipe gets under water. pulling to one side. You could have the brake linings cleaned and lose control of the vehicle./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . If the vehicle traction and affect your through flowing water. Flowing or rushing water creates axle and other vehicle parts. or under the hood.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. tires. of driving conditions and avoid and it might take longer to stop. Deep water can damage the system for any leakage. vehicle could roll over. Do not chassis.S. wheels. lightly apply the brake water if it is deep enough to cover suspension. accumulations can be a fire hazard. See driving through large puddles and Driving on Wet Roads 0 205. steering. engine will not start. quick stop and could cause After operation in mud or sand.crc . . More frequent maintenance service strong forces. If this drive slowly through it. the ability to stop and accelerate. Driving through is required. the brakes get wet. puddle of water or a car/vehicle Do not drive through standing Check the body structure. water can get into the occupants could drown. Schedule 0 368. checked. At faster happens. deep-standing or flowing water. or exhaust normally. you and other vehicle speeds. wash. These substances can After driving through a large Caution cause glazing and uneven braking. and the has collected on the underbody or Wet brakes can cause crashes.2018 . check the fuel lines and cooling pipe. vehicle to be carried away. Do not engine and the vehicle can stall.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 205 After Off-Road Driving Warning (Continued) Remove any brush or debris that { Warning Traction could be lost. axles. exhaust pipe is under water. When going Always drive slower in these types through water. These They might not work as well in a drive through rushing water. See Maintenance flowing water could cause the If the standing water is not too deep.

10/24/16 206 Driving and Operating Hydroplaning Hill and Mountain Roads Hydroplaning is dangerous. long grades. gear to let the engine assist the passing or no-passing zones) Keep the windshield washer fluid brakes on a steep downhill slope. Always have the hydroplaning. Be alert on top of hills. . Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires 0 315.g. and in gear. weather driving tips include: Using the brakes to slow the . accident). Pay attention to special road . it has little or no . .2018 . reduce brake performance. down steep or long hills.. and take appropriate action.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. vehicle in its own lane. Turn off cruise control. reservoir filled. When the vehicle is good shape. and . vehicle on a long downhill slope something could be in your lane . Check all fluid levels and brakes. Allow extra following distance. falling rocks area.. This can cause . engine running and the vehicle contact with the road. The best advice is to .crc . other wet { Warning center line. can . hydroplaning. Water { Warning Driving on steep hills or through can build up under the vehicle's mountains is different than driving Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) tires so they actually ride on the on flat or rolling terrain. This can happen if the road is dangerous. Keep windshield wiping could result in a loss of braking. tires.g./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . cooling system. signs (e. . Do not Other Rainy Weather Tips swing wide or cross the Besides slowing down. There is no hard and fast rule about transmission. (e. Drive at speeds that keep the slow down when the road is wet. .S. loss of steering. Shift the transmission to a lower winding roads. stalled car. Tips include: or with the ignition off is water. equipment in good shape. Pass with caution. Shift to a lower gear when going . Keep the vehicle serviced and in wet enough and you are going fast overheating of the brakes and enough. can cause brake overheating.

panel. See vehicle safe: (2 in) on the vehicle side Traction Control/Electronic that is away from the wind. See Roadside blocking the exhaust pipe. cannot be seen or smelled. It can driving on wet ice or in freezing rain Blizzard Conditions cause unconsciousness and even until roads can be treated. Accelerating unless there is help nearby. Icy patches can occur on otherwise . To get help and keep everyone in the . which freezing rain begins to fall. carbon monoxide (CO). Avoid . . Turn on Traction Control.crc . Accelerate gently.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 207 Winter Driving clear roads in shaded areas. Stability Control 0 236. but the mirror. Assistance Program 0 390. Allow greater following distance (Continued) and watch for slippery spots. Stay with the vehicle If the vehicle is stuck in snow: . The Antilock Brake System flashers. especially any spin and makes the surface Assistance. Tie a red cloth to an outside or under the instrument during hard stops./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .2018 . The surface of a curve or an { Warning Driving on Snow or Ice overpass can remain icy when the surrounding roads are clear. Engine exhaust contains occur at about 0 °C (32 °F) when on ice. Turn on the hazard warning to bring in fresh air. inside the vehicle and set . Open a window about 5 cm . .S. under the tires slick. Wet ice can inside. Snow can trap engine exhaust Snow or ice between the tires and under the vehicle. Adjust the climate control See Antilock Brake System system to circulate the air (ABS) 0 233. use Roadside the vehicle. Clear snow from the base of too quickly causes the wheels to If possible. For Slippery Road Driving: Stop the vehicle in a safe place and signal for help. .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. so drive carefully. . Turn off cruise control. brakes should be applied sooner than when on dry pavement. This may the road creates less traction or Avoid sudden steering maneuvers and braking while cause exhaust gases to get grip. . Fully open the air outlets on (ABS) improves vehicle stability . death.

save fuel. See “Climate stuck in sand. To prevent To save fuel. Release the accelerator partially close the window. to above 56 km/h (35 mph). push the Slowly spinning the wheels in the or others could be injured. they can explode. see Towing the Vehicle 0 353. If that does not get speed. and you when running the engine. it charged to restart the vehicle and to signal for help with the headlamps. vehicle does need to be towed out. system. or snow. traction system off and use the forward gear. The forward and reverse directions accelerator pedal slightly so the vehicle can overheat. See Traction as little as possible.” front wheels. wait until the short periods to warm the vehicle 0 236. If it takes time for help to arrive. and press about to keep warm also helps. spinning the wheels rocking method.crc . This keeps the battery damage. mud. causing an engine runs faster than the idle causes a rocking motion that could engine compartment fire or other free the vehicle. wheels stop spinning before shifting and then shut the engine off and gears. If the Do this as little as possible.10/24/16 208 Driving and Operating Warning (Continued) If the Vehicle Is Stuck Rocking the Vehicle to Get it Out Slowly and cautiously spin the the fan speed to the highest wheels to free the vehicle when Turn the steering wheel left and setting.S. Moving { Warning pedal while shifting.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 . turn the between R (Reverse) and a low see Engine Exhaust 0 221. right to clear the area around the Control Systems. as possible and avoid going might need to be towed out. run the engine for Control/Electronic Stability Control transmission wear. lightly on the accelerator pedal If the vehicle's tires spin at high when the transmission is in gear. . Shift back and forth system to free the vehicle. ice. Spin the wheels as little the vehicle out after a few tries./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . speed. Turn off any traction If stuck too severely for the traction For more information about CO.

Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). cargo. and shorten The Tire and Loading includes the weight of all the life of the vehicle. carry. and the maximum It is very important to know how vehicle capacity weight (2) in much weight the vehicle can crash./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .2018 . the Tire and and inflation see Tires 0 315 Loading Information label and and Tire Pressure 0 322. Information label also shows the occupants.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 209 Vehicle Load Limits Warning (Continued) number of occupant seating positions (1). This could attached to the center pillar cause loss of control and a (B-pillar). Tire and Loading Information tires (3) and the recommended Two labels on the vehicle may Label cold tire inflation pressures (4).crc . It may show the Gross Vehicle Weight Do not load the vehicle any Rating (GVWR) and the Gross heavier than the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for Vehicle Weight Rating the front and rear axle. The tire and loading (Continued) information label shows the . and all size of the original equipment nonfactory-installed options. There is also important loading information on the vehicle { Warning Certification/Tire label. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and damage the tires. Overloading can also reduce stopping distance. See (GVWR).Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or either the “Certification/Tire Label” later in maximum front or rear Gross this section. the Certification/Tire label.S. Example Label This can cause systems to A vehicle-specific Tire and break and change the way the Loading Information label is vehicle handles. kilograms and pounds. show how much weight it may For more information on tires properly carry.

) combined weight of 5. Subtract Occupant cargo and luggage load Weight @ 68 kg (150 lbs) 4.S. For example.000 lbs). If your vehicle will be towing Example 1 riding in your vehicle. XXX lbs. The resulting figure equals capacity of your vehicle. Load Limit– (1400-750 (5 x 150) = 1. towing safety rules and (700 lbs). the amount of available cargo and luggage .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. passengers that will be 6./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Determine the combined and luggage load capacity weight of the driver and calculated in Step 4." on your vehicle’s That weight may not safely placard. XXX lbs.” the available amount of × 2 = 136 kg (300 lbs). Consult this for Example 1 = 453 kg passengers from XXX kg or manual to determine how (1. 1400 lbs.crc . if the important information on towing Cargo Weight = 317 kg "XXX" amount equals a trailer. exceed the available cargo 2. Available Occupant and capacity.2018 . Vehicle Capacity Weight weight of the driver and your vehicle. five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle. Determine the combined occupants and cargo should weight of luggage and cargo never exceed XXX kg or being loaded on the vehicle. cargo and luggage load See Trailer Towing 0 271 for 3. Subtract the combined trailer will be transferred to 1.10/24/16 210 Driving and Operating “Steps for Determining Correct load capacity is 650 lbs. and there will be trailering tips. this reduces the available 2. load from your 3. a trailer. Locate the statement "The 650 lbs.

(200 lbs) × 5 = 453 kg Tire label is attached to the 3. Subtract Occupant Label Example Weight @ 68 kg (150 lbs) Weight @ 91 kg A vehicle-specific Certification/ × 5 = 340 kg (750 lbs)./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .000 lbs). 3. Available Cargo Weight The label may show the size of = 0 kg (0 lbs). Certification/Tire Label Example 2 Example 3 1.S.crc . Available Cargo Weight (1. center pillar (B-pillar). Subtract Occupant 2. The combined vehicle.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 211 weight of the driver. The label shows vehicle's capacity weight and the gross weight capacity of the seating positions. Vehicle Capacity Weight 1. the vehicle's original tires and Refer to the vehicle's tire and the inflation pressures needed to loading information label for obtain the gross weight capacity specific information about the of the vehicle. This is called the Gross .000 lbs). and cargo should never exceed the vehicle's capacity weight. passengers. 2.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 . (1.000 lbs). = 113 kg (250 lbs). Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = 453 kg for Example 3 = 453 kg (1.

Avoid making hard stops for Overloading the vehicle may . like suitcases. things. Be sure to spread constant speed. all occupants.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. strike and injure people in a New Vehicle Break-In The Certification/Tire label may sudden stop or turn. Avoid downshifting to Caution some of them are above brake or slow the vehicle. During this time the new unsecured child restraint be covered by the vehicle brake linings are not yet warranty. Secure loose items in the new linings can mean vehicle. Hard stops with vehicle. Repairs would not so. Starting and The GVWR includes the weight { Warning of the vehicle. perform better in the long run if rear axles. Follow this Do not leave a seat folded down unless (Continued) needed. fast or slow. Do not make full-throttle inside the vehicle so that starts. broken in. . Your dealer can evenly. . To find out the cargo area. put them as elaborate break-in. Caution for the front and rear axles./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S. Never stack heavier for the first 805 km (500 mi). and cargo. . Do not leave an the first 322 km (200 mi) or cause damage.crc . the tops of the seats. Do not overload the in the vehicle. Operating Things inside the vehicle can fuel. or in a also show the maximum weights crash. the load equally on both sides of . In the The vehicle does not need an Rating (GAWR). . weigh the vehicle at Try to spread the weight you follow these guidelines: a weigh station. .10/24/16 212 Driving and Operating Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Do not drive at any one help with this.2018 . the centerline. premature wear and earlier . replacement. Put things in the cargo called the Gross Axle Weight area of the vehicle. But it will actual loads on the front and far forward as possible.

press while attempting to start the vehicle. brakes repeatedly. ENGINE START/STOP once to turn If this does not work. Move the OFF (No Indicator Lights) : When steering wheel from left to right the vehicle is stopped. . Driver Information Center (DIC). If the vehicle is in P (Park). A sound may be increased. breaking-in guideline every pushbutton start is not working. If the switch to OFF. the time you get new brake The vehicle may have an electric vehicle may be near a strong radio steering column lock. If this happens. the If the vehicle must be shut off in an ignition will return to ACC/ emergency: The vehicle has an electronic ACCESSORY and display the 1.S. antenna signal causing interference activated when the vehicle is Following break-in. the vehicle releases. requiring increased brake pedal force. heard as the lock actuates or To shift out of P (Park). System Operation 0 32./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .10/24/16 Driving and Operating 213 The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) When the vehicle is shifted into Caution (Continued) transmitter must be in the vehicle for P (Park). the Do not turn the engine off when the ignition will turn off. This will cause a Accessory Power (RAP) will remain loss of power assist in the brake active. the airbags. See switched to OFF and either front and load can be gradually Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) door is opened. This may deplete power assist. needs service. If the vehicle is not in P (Park). the vehicle the engine off. Do not pump the start. The lock is linings.2018 .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. the ignition system will the system to operate. engine speed to the Keyless Access system.crc . turned off center. Brake using a firm and steady keyless ignition with pushbutton message SHIFT TO PARK in the pressure. See Retained Accessory and steering systems and disable Power (RAP) 0 219. and Retained vehicle is moving. The steering column lock Ignition Positions must be on and the brake pedal may not release with the wheels must be applied. Stopping the Engine/LOCK/ the vehicle may not start.

Set the electric parking brake. With the ignition off. brake pedal applied. and turn the you to use some electrical the brake pedal not applied. If the vehicle cannot be pulled over Service Mode This can be done while the and must be shut off while driving. The P (Park) to turn the ignition off.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. system in ACC/ACCESSORY.2018 . ACC/ACCESSORY (Amber be required for emission inspection 3. ACCESSORY to OFF after Service Mode. Come to a complete stop. Once vehicle off in an emergency. The ignition will then remain in ON/RUN. With the vehicle off and to P (Park). With the ignition off and the systems and disable the airbags. verify the proper operation of the brakes and steer the vehicle to or press twice in five seconds.S. pressing the While driving. { Warning rundown. malfunction indicator lamp as may a safe location. See Starting the Engine 0 215. pressing and holding the button for with an automatic transmission. Shift the vehicle to N (Neutral). operate as they do in ON/RUN./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . firmly apply the STOP for longer than two seconds. ignition to OFF. and to to N (Neutral). shift Indicator Light) : This mode allows purposes. but See Electric Parking Brake the vehicle will not be able to be The ignition will switch from ACC/ driven. pressing the more than five seconds will place the shift lever must be in button one time without the brake the vehicle in Service Mode.10/24/16 214 Driving and Operating 2. Press the button five minutes to prevent battery again to turn the vehicle off. Turning off the vehicle while ON/RUN/START (Green Indicator moving may cause loss of power Light) : This mode is for driving and assist in the brake and steering starting. only shut the button once will place the ignition system in ON/RUN/START. This power mode is available for vehicle is moving. After shifting press and hold ENGINE START/ service and diagnostics. On vehicles accessories when the engine is off. pedal applied will place the ignition instruments and audio systems will 4.crc . Engine cranking will continue until the engine starts. The engine will not start in 0 234. release the button. engine cranking begins. .

This clears the extra gasoline . See Add-On Electrical Equipment between each try. Wait at least 15 seconds of the button. race the engine immediately after starting it. to let the could damage the transmission. it could Caution interference. release the accelerator.crc . by returning the use N (Neutral) only. and drain the Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the engine begins cranking. let go battery. to allow the 0 274.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. you between each try. Shift to P (Park) only when the the engine gets warm. 2. a Driver gasoline. do the same thing. The idle speed will go down as cranking motor cool down. If the engine does not start after five to 10 seconds. See the floor and holding it there as the way the engine operates.S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Try pushing the accessories. cranking motor to cool down. Do not vehicle is stopped. To restart the engine 1. Press immediately after cranking has ENGINE START/STOP with the ended. vehicle is moving. system. With the Keyless Access Cranking the engine for long when the vehicle is already moving. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again. Entry (RKE) transmitter must ignition to the START position be in the vehicle. or if the RKE be flooded with too much If you add electrical parts or battery is low. the Remote Keyless periods of time. Any Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) you press ENGINE START/ resulting damage would not be System Operation 0 32. STOP. Wait at least 15 seconds covered by the vehicle warranty. When the the cranking motor. can overheat and damage Caution brake pedal applied.2018 . When the engine starts. If the RKE transmitter is not in especially in very cold weather the vehicle. if there is (below −18 °C or 0 °F). If you do. you could change Information Center (DIC) will accelerator pedal all the way to display a message.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 215 Starting the Engine Gasoline Engine Starting Caution Procedure Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral).

due to the Cold Weather Starting (Diesel the engine immediately after rapid heating of the glow plug Engine) starting it. then try This light may not come on if If you have run out of fuel. Operate the engine system. press ENGINE for a few minutes before driving. than a gasoline engine. Running Out of Fuel (Diesel) 0 262. the The diesel engine starts differently (0°F). and after you have run out of fuel. When the engine is cold. See Engine Oil all moving parts. The engine will sound louder when it If the light does not go off./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . When the outside If the wait-to-start light stays on Diesel Engine Starting Procedure temperature drops below –18°C after starting the vehicle. See Fuel for Diesel Engines 0 255 system. and transmission gently until Use the recommended engine oil the oil warms up and lubricates when the outside temperature drops Caution below freezing. The engine has a fast warm-up This lets oil pressure build up. see the same steps again.crc . If you are trying to start the engine 2. with the brake pedal applied to Immediately after the wait-to-start start. As soon as the wait-to-start If the vehicle is not out of fuel. wait one minute for the Start See Wait-to-Start Light 0 134. START/STOP to start the vehicle. use of the engine heater is vehicle may not run properly. Press cold weather.S. 0 285. Press ENGINE START/STOP. recommended. immediately the steps in Running Out of Fuel press ENGINE START/STOP (Diesel) 0 262. 3.2018 . then try starting the for a much shorter time than engine again. follow the engine will not start: light goes off.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Have the vehicle serviced 1. The glow plug system. few seconds. wait a wait-to-start light will illuminate is cold.10/24/16 216 Driving and Operating from the engine. . the RKE transmitter for information on what fuel to use in must be in the vehicle. If the Diesel Engine Will Not observe the wait-to-start light. the engine is warm. If the engine does not start ENGINE START/STOP and after 15 seconds of cranking. See your dealer for a starting system check. let it run light goes off. With the Keyless Access right away. Do not race most diesel engines. cranking motor to cool.

See vehicle may have an auto engine temperature. see accelerator pedal is pressed. such as ether.S. once the brake pedal is typically between −10 °C (14 °F) service. the engine may be harder reached. If the wrong oil Exiting the vehicle without first is used. engine. the vehicle When the brakes are applied and which could cause serious the vehicle is at a complete stop. The battery charge is low. When the If the batteries do not have enough brake pedal is released or the charge to start the engine. . runs a short engine might seem to be shut off.North America 0 299. but the engine still will and help conserve fuel. the engine may turn off. You or others .crc . ignition off before exiting the . the vehicle's . time. which may not be covered by the vehicle warranty. in the air intake. the engine will start up and 50 °C (122 °F). in the required operating range. aids.2018 . A minimum vehicle speed is not appropriate intervals. released. Check that the correct engine oil has been used and changed at { Warning Auto Stop may be deactivated if: . Stop/Start System engine may restart. Fuel for Diesel Engines 0 255. again./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . shifting into P (Park) may cause to start. (Continued) . personal injury. The battery has been recently Do not use gasoline or starting vehicle. Auto Engine Stop/Start If the light does not come on when They could also cause a fire. the Battery . the vehicle needs service. the vehicle to move.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 217 If the light comes on and then goes The vehicle has a fuel saving stop/ off.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. and it is known that the batteries Warning (Continued) start system to shut off the engine are charged. disconnected. not start. Because the not at the required operating existing weather conditions. the vehicle needs however. the engine is cold. The shift lever is in any gear { Warning Shift to P (Park) and turn the other than D (Drive). then stops. stop/start feature. The engine or transmission is Be sure to use the proper fuel for may be injured. The outside temperature is not If the engine starts. They could damage the . needs service.

/Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the cord and may result in To Use The Engine Heater overheating and fire. in front of the air electric shock. if available. not use it. cleaner. . . See your dealer for Failure to use the a replacement. could make The engine heater. or using a 110-volt AC outlet. Plug in the engine heater at least four hours . 1. Plug it into a normal. Inspect the recommended extension cord for damage yearly. or an extension cord can damage System 0 191. If it is damaged. See Dual coolant heater operation at Improper use of the heater cord Automatic Climate Control temperatures above −18 °C (0 °F). cord in good operating 3. Plug the cord into a 2. grounded condition. receptacle that is protected by a ground fault detection The electrical cord is on the function. The Auto Stop time is greater than two minutes. can (Continued) help in cold weather conditions at or below −18 °C (0 °F) for easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up.10/24/16 218 Driving and Operating . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The interior comfort level has not before starting the vehicle. damaged heater or extension cord. Use a weatherproof.crc . do extension cord if needed.S. An ungrounded passenger side of the engine outlet could cause an compartment.2018 . An reached the required level for internal thermostat in the plug end { Warning the climate control system or of the cord will prevent engine defog settings. Open the hood and unwrap the three-prong electrical utility Engine Heater electrical cord. Check the heater cord for heavy-duty. 15 amp-rated damage. Turn off the engine.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Possible heater roll. use the steps parts or sharp edges. Hold the button on the shift sure to unplug and store the lever and push the lever toward cord as it was before to keep it the front of the vehicle into P (Park). unplug the cord. and To shift into P (Park): continue to work for 10 minutes.crc . See Electric Parking Brake 0 234 for more information. To be sure the vehicle will . see Driving Characteristics heater cord. placed in ACC/ACCESSORY.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 219 Warning (Continued) away from moving engine Shifting Into Park parts. the vehicle can move damage could occur. The vehicle can vehicle.S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . reattach The infotainment system will the cover to the plug. it overheat and cause a fire. If you have left the engine cord and thermostat Retained Accessory running. securely fasten the cord. that follow. If you are pulling a close the hood on the if equipped. Do not operate the vehicle area where you will be parking the fully in P (Park) with the parking with the heater cord vehicle for the best advice on this. Power (RAP) suddenly. electric shock. Before starting the engine. until the driver door is opened. fairly level ground. any moving parts. do not let the Some vehicle accessories may be not move.2018 . You or others could be injured. The length of time the heater should { Warning property damage. Before starting the vehicle. and injury. be 2. opened. . up to 10 minutes or until any door is and Towing Tips 0 268. permanently attached to the brake firmly set. If you do not it could be damaged. even when you are on heater cord touch vehicle used after the ignition is turned off. will continue to work for trailer. remain plugged in depends on It can be dangerous to get out of several factors. While in use. . Hold the brake pedal down and Keep the cord away from or until the ignition is turned on or set the parking brake. Ask a dealer in the the vehicle if the shift lever is not . 4. 1. Never The power windows and sunroof.

Release the button and check that { Warning the shift lever cannot be moved out 2.S. The vehicle can roll. the parking pawl pressure. Move the shift lever. Apply the brake pedal. you are on fairly level ground. It can be dangerous to leave the 4. Move the shift lever.10/24/16 220 Driving and Operating 3. set the parking brake 3. If torque lock does occur. Torque Lock It could overheat and catch fire. Press the shift lever button. vehicle with the engine running. Hold the brake pedal down and transmission into P (Park) is not press the shift lever button Do not leave the vehicle when the done properly and then it is difficult engine is running. If you still are unable to shift out of Torque lock is when the weight of P (Park): It is dangerous to get out of the the vehicle puts too much force on vehicle if the shift lever is not fully the parking pawl in the 1. To be sure the out how. to shift out of P (Park). 3. can move suddenly. If you have to leave the vehicle with Shifting out of Park the engine running. the vehicle torque lock. parking on a hill and shifting the 2. even when listed previously. so you If you are towing a trailer.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. To prevent the engine running. see your dealer vehicle will not move. Fully release the shift lever in P (Park) with the parking brake transmission. If you have left again. Turn the ignition off. . Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips 0 268. uphill by another vehicle to relieve See Shifting Into Park 0 219. see can shift out of P (Park). firmly set. 1. the always set the parking brake and vehicle may need to be pushed move the shift lever to P (Park). To find If you still cannot move the shift could be injured. You or others and then shift into P (Park). Turn the ignition on. see “Shifting Into Park” lever from P (Park). for service./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . This happens when button.crc . of P (Park). the vehicle must Leaving the Vehicle With the be in P (Park) and the parking To shift out of P (Park): Engine Running brake set.2018 .

or improperly repaired. If the vehicle is left Engine exhaust contains carbon parked while running and the RKE Things that can burn could touch transmitter is inside. It is better not to park with the deep snow that may block vehicle running. The exhaust system leaks Engine Exhaust 0 221. The vehicle exhaust system has been modified. If the vehicle is left while running.S. seen or smelled. The vehicle idles in areas Extended Parking with poor ventilation (parking garages. due to corrosion or damage.crc . Exhaust may enter the vehicle if: running. the vehicle will turn off { Warning { Warning after one hour. damaged. dry grass. . Do not park can cause unconsciousness and over papers.2018 . leaves.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 221 Parking over Things If the vehicle is left parked while Engine Exhaust running and the Remote Keyless That Burn Entry (RKE) transmitter is outside the vehicle. move and there is adequate . taken out of P (Park) while it is or other things that can burn.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. See Shifting Into Park 0 219 and . Exposure to CO vehicle and ignite. The exhaust smells or ventilation. The timer will reset if the vehicle is even death. the vehicle will monoxide (CO)./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . sounds strange or different. tunnels. . (Continued) . follow the proper underbody airflow or tail steps to be sure the vehicle will not pipes). which cannot be hot exhaust parts under the turn off after two hours.

system filters soot particles out of damage or aftermarket modifications that are not If the vehicle is left with the engine the exhaust gases. Never park the vehicle with the Under certain driving conditions.S. cleaned by periodically burning off coming into the vehicle: the soot particles at high If parking on a hill and pulling a . There are holes or openings It is better not to park with the The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in the vehicle body from engine running. see Driving Characteristics temperature. and Towing Tips 0 268. Fuel consumption immediately. the system area such as a garage or a cannot clean itself automatically. The filter is See Shifting Into Park 0 219 and if it is suspected that exhaust is Engine Exhaust 0 221. follow the proper steps to includes a self-cleaning function that be sure the vehicle will not move. The system completely sealed. runs automatically during driving If unusual fumes are detected or without any notification./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . a warning message appears in the Driver Information Center (DIC). . Drive it only with the trailer. building that has no fresh air If filter cleaning is required and if ventilation. previous driving conditions did not enable automatic cleaning. running. Have the vehicle repaired driving conditions and may take up to 25 minutes.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. place automatically under set . Start the cleaning process as soon as possible.2018 . engine running in an enclosed such as short distances.crc . This process takes windows completely down. may be higher during this period.10/24/16 222 Driving and Operating Warning (Continued) Running the Vehicle Diesel Particulate While Parked Filter .

The capacity of the DEF tank is 18. dry grass. . handling./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .5 L (4.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 223 Cleaning Process Diesel Exhaust Fluid To activate the cleaning process. You or others could be vehicle.S. and keep vehicle speed above 50 km/h (30 During DPF self cleaning or { Warning during extended idling while mph) until the warning message in parked. DEF is used with diesel engines to reduce the amount of regulated emissions produced. See Malfunction or other things that can burn.9 gal). If exposed. Store in a cool. material that could ignite or burn. irritation to the upper respiratory Indicator Lamp 0 129. the malfunction burned. it may cause as required. near or and eye protection when POWER IS REDUCED message over papers. The fluid level in the DEF tank must be maintained for the vehicle to run correctly. the exhaust system and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is the DIC goes off.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. leaves. with the DPF warning message on. { Warning continue driving safely. eyes. Do not allow it to come If the vehicle continues to be driven Things that burn could touch hot in contact with your skin. Burn 0 221 for more information. corrosive. Wear skin indicator lamp and the ENGINE extended period of time. well-ventilated area. For more See Parking over Things That safety and storage information. Dealer Keep the exhaust area clear of tract.2018 . Inhalation may cause will come on.crc . or idle for an skin and eye irritation. service is necessary. exhaust parts under the vehicle or the finished surfaces of the and the exhaust filter is not cleaned and ignite. see the label of the Diesel Exhaust Fluid container. Do not park. exhaust gases are very hot.

requiring Engine Only)” in Driver Information strategies required by the U. When EMPTY REFILL NOW message Chevrolet dealer. Environmental Protection Agency covered by the vehicle warranty. See Recommended 0 265.S. See Customer For information on the DEF tank. it may take several km/mi purchased at authorized vehicle stop filling. Fluids and Lubricants 0 378. thousand kilometers (miles). 7.2018 . Do not top off the for the DIC message to update.10/24/16 224 Driving and Operating It is normal to hear the DEF system When adding DEF to an empty or To avoid vehicle speed limitations. the GM dealer. vehicle speed will still be limited. As the If DEF is added under freezing exhaust fluid level drops. appears. DEF can be purchased at a do not overfill the DEF tank.S. available in the DIC.crc . Additionally. additional time may be Use only DEF that is GM required to remove speed limitations approved. EMPTY REFILL NOW message to Assistance Offices 0 388 for phone see Filling the Tank (Gasoline) clear. stopped for the EXHAUST FLUID locate a DEF retailer. some DEF tank. Caution depending on vehicle usage. See “Diesel The use of other fluids could Exhaust Fluid Level (DEF) (Diesel The following actions describe damage the system. Exhaust fluid level status is and it may require less fluid to fill API certified or ISO 22241 label. the DEF tank. or fluid containing the will automatically be displayed in the DIC. it may have DEF for purchase. wipe any affected surface with a damp may take up to 30 seconds after vehicles with an active OnStar engine start with the vehicle subscription.6 L (2 gal) of fluid to release the the first opportunity after a low vehicle from speed limitation. If the vehicle is driven prior to numbers to assist in contacting a 0 263 or Filling the Tank (Diesel) the DIC message clearing. OnStar can help to cloth. For If you spill DEF during filling. dealerships.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. If the DIC message clears while Exhaust Fluid Low Filling the DEF Tank driving. It can also be fluid reaches the top of the fill pipe. ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . always add at least the DEF tank should be refilled at the vehicle is shut off. If the vehicle speed has been diesel fueling stations or retailers limited and DEF has been added. warning indication. If DEF is added Locating Diesel Exhaust Fluid before the EXHAUST FLUID To prevent damage to the system. costly repairs that will not be Center (DIC) 0 137. purge fluid back into the tank after very low tank. the speed limitation will be A full DEF tank will last for several removed gradually. warnings conditions.

SPEED LIMITED TO 7 KM/H MAX SPEED displays.crc . the DIC displays at approximately 1 600 km FLUID EMPTY REFILL NOW . the When the mileage countdown is After the transition to 7 km/h (4 mph) DIC message EXHAUST FLUID zero. A warning light reduced to a maximum speed limit and a chime also come on. the DIC message TO 105 KM/H (65 MPH) – 120 KM TRANSITIONING TO 7 KM/H EXHAUST FLUID LOW SPEED (75 MI) UNTIL 89 KM/H (55 MPH) (4 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. TRANSITIONING TO 105 KM/H REFILL NOW .10/24/16 Driving and Operating 225 (EPA) and the California Air displayed mileage will decrease as also come on. The A flashing warning light and a chime message will display every time the displayed mileage will decrease as also come on. Vehicle speed will be vehicle is started. the DIC message EMPTY REFILL NOW . A warning light reduced to a maximum speed limit messages relate to these strategies. LIMITED SOON displays.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.563 KM FLUID EMPTY REFILL NOW . message EXHAUST FLUID EMPTY (1. the DIC message EXHAUST Below 121 km (75 mi) of range REFILL NOW . the DIC message EXHAUST (55 mph) is complete. of 7 km/h (4 mph). also comes on.S. Vehicle speed will be Resource Board (CARB).SPEED LIMITED FLUID EMPTY REFILL NOW - remaining. A flashing warning light remaining. . continues. driving continues. of 89 km/h (55 mph)./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . A flashing A flashing warning light and a chime warning light and a chime also come on.SPEED LIMITED This message appears again at (65 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. reduced to a maximum speed limit mileage will decrease as driving Below 500 km (300 mi) of range of 105 km/h (65 mph). The (55 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. TO 89 KM/H (55 MPH) – 120 KM approximately 500 km (300 mi) of A warning light and a chime also (75 MI) UNTIL 7 KM/H (4 MPH) MAX remaining range before the exhaust come on. the DIC message EXHAUST is complete. message EXHAUST FLUID EMPTY zero. This MAX SPEED displays. appear every time the vehicle is (65 mph) is complete.2018 . (4 MPH) displays. EXHAUST FLUID EMPTY REFILL (350 MI) UNTIL 105 KM/H (65 MPH) TRANSITIONING TO 89 KM/H NOW . these messages will After the transition to 105 km/h and a chime also come on. The DEF driving continues.000 mi) of fluid range remaining. If these warnings are ignored and the DEF tank becomes empty. The displayed fluid tank becomes empty. Vehicle speed will be SPEED displays. The DIC message EXHAUST When the mileage countdown is After the transition to 89 km/h FLUID RANGE: XXXX km (mi) zero. the DIC When the mileage countdown is started.

2018 . The OWNERS MANUAL NOW - QUALITY POOR . After the transition to 7 km/h (4 mph) system may resolve the problem. a DIC See Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) (65 MPH) MAX SPEED displays.SPEED LIMITED Lubricants 0 378.SPEED LIMITED When the mileage countdown is If the system detects poor quality. A warning light (4 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. Vehicle speed will be MANUAL NOW .SEE OWNERS displayed mileage will decrease as TRANSITIONING TO 7 KM/H MANUAL NOW – 160 KM (99 MI) driving continues. All DEF has an expiration date. Vehicle speed will be release the vehicle from speed zero. A flashing warning light and a chime SPEED displays. QUALITY POOR . tank. After the transition to 89 km/h is 18. a DIC message EXHAUST or contaminated or diluted DEF.crc . The displayed Use only exhaust fluid that is GM (65 mph) is complete./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . A warning light also FLUID QUALITY POOR . EXHAUST FLUID QUALITY POOR DIC message persists. TRANSITIONING TO 89 KM/H is complete. reduced to a maximum speed limit TO 89 KM/H (55 MPH) – 120 KM of 105 km/h (65 mph). (75 MI) UNTIL 7 KM/H (4 MPH) MAX Exhaust Fluid Quality Poor After the transition to 105 km/h SPEED displays. Adding fresh DEF to the OWNERS MANUAL NOW . the DIC mileage will decrease as driving approved.9 gal). the DIC message EXHAUST reduced to a maximum speed limit continues.SEE OWNERS MANUAL NOW - dealer or additional DIC messages SPEED LIMITED TO 7 KM/H may display. The capacity of the DEF tank OWNERS MANUAL NOW .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S.6 L (2 gal) of fluid to When the mileage countdown is also come on.SEE of 89 km/h (55 mph). a DIC message EXHAUST reduced to a maximum speed limit limitation from a very low or empty FLUID QUALITY POOR . TO 105 KM/H (65 MPH) – 120 KM zero. message EXHAUST FLUID Warning Light 0 136 and A warning light and a chime also QUALITY POOR . Vehicle speed will be mileage will decrease as driving zero.SEE of 7 km/h (4 mph). The displayed When the mileage countdown is also come on.5 L (4. TRANSITIONING TO 105 KM/H (55 mph) is complete. .10/24/16 226 Driving and Operating Add at least 7. MANUAL NOW . see your A flashing warning light and a chime .SEE OWNERS and a chime also come on.SEE OWNERS Recommended Fluids and come on. UNTIL 105 KM/H (65 MPH) MAX and a chime also come on. a DIC message depending on several factors. A flashing warning light certified or ISO 22241 label. the (75 MI) UNTIL 89 KM/H (55 MPH) FLUID QUALITY POOR . or fluid containing the API message EXHAUST FLUID continues. If the (55 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. comes on.SEE DIC message EXHAUST FLUID MAX SPEED displays.

message SERVICE EXHAUST and a chime also come on. the DIC message (65 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. the DIC Service Emission System OWNERS MANUAL NOW . the DIC message SERVICE After the transition to 89 km/h EXHAUST FLUID SYSTEM . the DIC message that the DEF system was able to TRANSITIONING TO 89 KM/H correct the condition. SYSTEM . (99 MI) UNTIL 105 KM/H (65 MPH) driving continues. Vehicle speed will be (75 MI) UNTIL 7 KM/H (4 MPH) MAX 282 KM (175 MI) UNTIL 105 KM/H reduced to a maximum speed limit SPEED displays.SPEED LIMITED also come on. A warning light A flashing warning light and a chime MAX SPEED displays.SEE OWNERS emission system. The TRANSITIONING TO 7 KM/H OWNERS MANUAL NOW – 160 KM displayed mileage will decrease as (4 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. The displayed (65 MPH) MAX SPEED displays.crc .SEE system. A warning light zero.SEE OWNERS When the mileage countdown is Service Exhaust Fluid System MANUAL NOW . indicating After the transition to 7 km/h (4 mph) OWNERS MANUAL NOW . the DIC message SERVICE If a problem occurs with the DEF TO 105 KM/H (65 MPH) – 120 KM EXHAUST FLUID SYSTEM .SEE OWNERS message persists. Vehicle speed will be displayed mileage will decrease as When the mileage countdown is reduced to a maximum speed limit driving continues. is complete. also come on. the DIC message SERVICE (75 MI) UNTIL 89 KM/H (55 MPH) OWNERS MANUAL NOW - EXHAUST FLUID SYSTEM ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . In some cases this EXHAUST FLUID SYSTEM .SEE message will clear itself.SPEED LIMITED SERVICE EMISSION SYSTEM - A warning light and a chime also TO 89 KM/H (55 MPH) – 120 KM SEE OWNERS MANUAL NOW – come on. The and a chime also come on. a DIC continues.S. also comes on. zero. FLUID SYSTEM .10/24/16 Driving and Operating 227 (4 MPH) displays. If the DIC SERVICE EXHAUST FLUID (55 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. reduced down to a maximum speed A flashing warning light and a chime When the mileage countdown is limit of 89 km/h (55 mph). see your dealer A flashing warning light and a chime or additional DIC messages may MANUAL NOW . Vehicle speed will be TO 7 KM/H (4 MPH) displays. also come on. the DIC message SERVICE of 7 km/h (4 mph). MANUAL NOW . A flashing After the transition to 105 km/h mileage will decrease as driving warning light and a chime also (65 mph) is complete. The displayed mileage will decrease .2018 . display.SEE MAX SPEED displays. message SERVICE EXHAUST If a problem occurs with the vehicle TRANSITIONING TO 105 KM/H FLUID SYSTEM .SPEED LIMITED zero.SEE (55 mph) is complete.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. of 105 km/h (65 mph). A flashing warning light come on.

After the transition to 89 km/h TRANSITIONING TO 105 KM/H (55 mph) is complete. the DIC the engine because the vehicle message SERVICE EMISSION cannot move easily. see TRANSITIONING TO 89 KM/H your dealer or additional DIC (55 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. The vehicle can roll. zero. messages may display. (65 mph). the DIC (65 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. In some cases When the mileage countdown is Automatic this message will clear itself. Use P (Park) when starting (65 mph) is complete. firmly set. the DIC message SERVICE maximum speed limit of 89 km/h EMISSION SYSTEM .SEE OWNERS speed will be reduced to a MANUAL NOW . Vehicle When the mileage countdown is speed will be reduced to a zero.SEE (55 mph). A chime also comes on. Vehicle SYSTEM .10/24/16 228 Driving and Operating as driving continues. OWNERS MANUAL NOW - If the DIC message persists.SPEED LIMITED maximum speed limit of 105 km/h TO 89 KM/H (55 MPH) displays.SPEED LIMITED TO 105 KM/H (65 MPH) – 120 KM { Warning (75 MI) UNTIL 89 KM/H (55 MPH) MAX SPEED displays. SYSTEM . A chime also in P (Park) with the parking brake comes on.SEE OWNERS MANUAL NOW .SEE Transmission was able to correct the condition.2018 . (Continued) . P : This position locks the front After the transition to 105 km/h wheels. OWNERS MANUAL NOW .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The It is dangerous to get out of the displayed mileage will decrease as vehicle if the shift lever is not fully driving continues. the DIC message SERVICE indicating that the emission system EMISSION SYSTEM .crc . A chime also comes on. message SERVICE EMISSION A chime also comes on./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S.

If you have left Shifting to R (Reverse) while the vehicle could move very rapidly. Then engine is running at high speed is pedal down. even when the vehicle warranty. . You must fully apply the does not transfer torque to the the vehicle warranty. move the shift lever to P (Park). use speed when shifting the vehicle. or sand without Shifting out of P (Park) or Towing Tips 0 268. To restart the engine when engine is not running at high the shift lever button before shifting the vehicle is already moving. the engine running.crc . you are on fairly level ground. the transmission repairs would not be covered by system. ice./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The transmission shift lock control N : In this position. the vehicle vehicle is moving forward could You could lose control and hit can move suddenly. Be sure the regular brake first and then press wheels. The people or objects. N (Neutral) with the engine damaging the transmission. To be sure the repairs would not be covered by into a drive gear while the engine vehicle will not move. from P (Park) when the ignition is N (Neutral) only. See Shifting out of Park 0 220. ease pressure on the shift { Warning D : This position is for normal driving. R (Reverse) only after the vehicle always set the parking brake and is stopped.S. running at high speed may The vehicle has an automatic damage the transmission. If more power is needed for lever.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 229 R : Use this gear to back up. You or others damage the transmission. Shift to is running at high speed. Do not shift could be injured. on. Warning (Continued) Warning (Continued) Do not leave the vehicle when the Caution firmly on the brake pedal. press the shift lever button and dangerous. press the accelerator maintain brake application. See Shifting Into Park 0 219 and Caution Driving Characteristics and To rock the vehicle back and forth to get out of snow. Unless your foot is move the shift lever into another (Continued) gear.2018 . the engine is running.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. If you cannot shift out of P (Park). then push the shift lever all the way into P (Park) as you Shifting into a drive gear while the passing. see If the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 208.

A transmission hot message may (ERS) Mode the transmission could be display if the automatic damaged./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . use the be an increase in noise during the brakes to hold the vehicle in following conditions: place. Driving under this condition can selection of the range of gear damage the vehicle. When climbing a grade.S. Use this mode when the engine to cool the automatic driving downhill or towing a trailer to transmission fluid.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. L : Allows the driver to select the range of gear positions. the vehicle warranty. Caution clears when the transmission fluid The shift position indicator within the Driver Information Center (DIC) will Spinning the tires or holding the has cooled sufficiently. display a number next to the L vehicle in one place on a hill indicating the highest available gear using only the accelerator pedal Operating Modes under manual mode and the driving may damage the transmission. When driving in hot Mode 0 230. ERS or manual mode allows for the serviced right away. The engine is stuck. speed may be higher and there may When stopping on a hill. .10/24/16 230 Driving and Operating Caution Caution Manual Mode Electronic Range Select If the vehicle does not shift gears.crc . temperatures or at high altitude. See Manual . If the vehicle vehicle performance. . do not spin the tires. Have the vehicle transmission fluid is too hot. . This message limit the top gear and vehicle speed. Stop and idle positions. The transmission may operate in a conditions when manual mode was The repair will not be covered by lower gear than normal to improve selected. When driving downhill.2018 .

For this preset pattern that uses the engine and the range.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 231 To use this feature: 1 (First) through 4 (Fourth) gears are This feature can assist when towing 1. 5 (Fifth) gear. the AWD indicator will also desired lower gear range. lower gear range if the engine When Tow/Haul is activated. the highest gear available is transmission to slow the vehicle.S. to increase or Braking decrease the gear range Automatic Engine Grade Braking available. displayed next to the L in the DIC. Slow the vehicle. A Tow/Haul ON the lower gear range shift will not be message will also appear in the completed.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The normal shift gears below that number are pattern will return once the vehicle available to use. 0 268. press the + (Plus) _ : Select Tow/Haul Mode by button or shift into D (Drive).crc . When shifting to L (Low). the It maintains vehicle speed by transmission will shift to a preset automatically implementing a shift lower gear range.2018 . To shift to or hauling a heavy load. pressing the button on the center L (Low) will prevent shifting to a console. Move the shift lever to L (Low). shifted automatically. For vehicles equipped with press the − (Minus) button to the AWD. instrument cluster. when is on a low grade or when the 4 (Fourth) is shown next to the L. . For example. Tow/Haul Mode Automatic Engine Grade 2. then DIC. appear ON. cruise control Characteristics and Towing Tips can be used. Press the plus/minus button on the shift lever. All vehicle speed./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The system will automatically See Driver Information Center (DIC) command downshifts to reduce 0 137 for more information. accelerator pedal is pressed. If vehicle speed is Tow/Haul symbol will come on in the not reduced within the time allowed. the speed is too high. assists when driving downhill. See Driving While using the ERS.

.crc . turn the ignition off and cycle. then back on again after 30 seconds. braking is available for normal operate in All-Wheel This could be caused by: driving and in Tow/Haul Mode. Grade Vehicles with this feature can two-wheel drive.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. see your dealer. all four wheels and the system adjusts as needed to improve .S. AWD light will flash briefly while the system is engaging and stay lit to The message turns off when the indicate AWD is active. . or the above conditions are system disables and then stay off./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . traction. no longer present and the warning message is reset. The AWD system delivers power to vehicle.2018 . Drive (AWD) Mode. allowing the driver to making the AWD system select a range and limiting the All-Wheel Drive unavailable. on. The conditions. Certain other vehicle electrical console to activate the system. The AWD Mode will stay selected until the mode is changed. Loss of wheel or vehicle speed. The vehicle will run in highest gear available. AWD To reset the warning message Mode is canceled with each ignition manually.10/24/16 232 Driving and Operating While in the Electronic Range Drive Systems A system off message displays Select (ERS) mode. grade braking when there is a temporary condition is deactivated. . A compact spare tire on the See Automatic Transmission 0 228. the differential fluid The light will flash briefly while the cools. the vehicle will deliver power to the front wheels only and may provide better fuel economy. Press the AWD switch on the center . full-size tire. Press the compact spare tire is replaced by a button again to disable the system. AWD system overheat. If the message stays When operated in two-wheel drive.

S. than any driver could. You may hear the ABS computer senses the wheels are pump or motor operating and feel slowing down. steering can help A momentary motor or clicking noise you steer around the obstacle while more than even the very best may be heard while this test is going braking hard./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. braking. computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly.2018 . . This is is about to stop rolling. on. will separately work the brakes at electronic braking system that helps each wheel. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you. Always 0 132.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 233 Brakes If driving safely on a wet road and it Using ABS becomes necessary to slam on the Do not pump the brakes. an advanced normal. This can help emergencies. this there will not be enough time to warning light stays on. faster at the same time. If there is a problem with ABS. even with ABS. If one of the wheels This vehicle has an Antilock Brake the brake pedal pulsate. ABS can change the brake pressure ABS allows you to steer and brake When the vehicle begins to drive to each wheel. Remember: ABS does not change the time needed to get a foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. the is normal. as required. This As the brakes are applied. and it may even be noticed that the brake pedal moves a little. leave enough room up ahead to stop. a the brake pedal down firmly and let System (ABS) ABS work. Braking in Emergencies prevent a braking skid. Just hold brakes and continue braking to Antilock Brake avoid a sudden obstacle. ABS checks itself. the computer System (ABS).crc . See Antilock apply the brakes if that vehicle Brake System (ABS) Warning Light suddenly slows or stops. In many away.

the rear running. If the Y or PARK light P (Park) and the vehicle the battery.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Be sure the vehicle is at a vehicle comes to a stop.10/24/16 234 Driving and Operating Electric Parking Brake In case of insufficient electrical If the 8 light is on. the vehicle will decelerate as long as the switch is To apply the EPB: pulled. . See Electric Parking Brake parking brake-related Driver Light 0 131. The EPB releases as soon The Electric Parking Brake (EPB) then stay on once the EPB is fully as the vehicle is shifted out of can always be activated. Continue to hold the switch or released. and a 8 light does not come on. EPB and try to apply it again. Pull the switch momentarily.crc . See your Brake Light 0 132. See Electric Parking Brake Light Do not drive the vehicle if the Y or 0 131 and Service Electric Parking PARK light is flashing.S. check for on. see the Y or PARK light to ensure that your dealer. 2. will remain applied. Release the The system has a Y or PARK prevent vehicle movement. or keeps Service Parking Brake light./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . A DIC wheels should be blocked to message will display. the EPB when the engine is not is only partially applied or there is a If the EPB fails to apply. the EPB cannot be applied switch. pull the EPB power. If the Electric Parking Brake light. the EPB complete stop. There are also dealer. the parking brake is applied. until the Y or PARK light remains Before leaving the vehicle. The EPB applies automatically when shifting to P (Park) on a steep The Y or PARK light will flash and incline. even if the ignition is off. have the vehicle serviced. If the 8 light remains on. To prevent draining applied. problem with the EPB. avoid repeated cycles of flashes continuously. If the switch is held until the 1.2018 . flashing. If the EPB is applied while the EPB Apply vehicle is moving. Information Center (DIC) messages. then the EPB accelerates.

. Press the EPB switch and an attempt is made to drive Brake Assist feature will momentarily.2018 . This feature is designed to Caution speed in emergency driving prevent the vehicle from rolling. This feature uses the either forward or rearward. brake pedal is released or brake The EPB is released when the Y pedal pressure is quickly or PARK light is off. HSA will be automatically Make sure that the parking brake quickly and forcefully applied the activated. or to ACC/ EPB is applied./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . stop or slow down the vehicle. If parking on a hill.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. conditions.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 235 EPB Release Automatic EPB Release control module increases brake pressure at each corner of the To release the EPB: Avoid rapid acceleration when the vehicle until the ABS activates. away by pressing the accelerator automatically disengage when the pedal. during Driving with the parking brake on stability system hydraulic brake vehicle drive off. Continue to hold the switch This vehicle has a Hill Start Assist until the Y or PARK light is off. see Driving decreased. During the transition is fully released and the brake brake pedal in an attempt to quickly period between when the driver warning light is off before driving. see your dealer. The 3. which may be useful If either light stays on after release when the vehicle is stopped on a The Brake Assist feature is is attempted. the driving situation dictates.crc . Apply and hold the brake The EPB will automatically release normal and the driver should pedal. After the driver can overheat the brake system control module to supplement the completely stops and holds the and cause premature wear or power brake system under vehicle in a complete standstill on a damage to brake system parts. pedal movement during this time is 2. Brake Assist (HSA) feature. Hill Start Assist (HSA) switch. grade sufficient enough to activate designed to assist the driver in stopping or decreasing vehicle HSA. The releases the brake pedal and starts stability system hydraulic brake to accelerate to drive off on a grade.S. when the engine is running. brake lining life. If the 8 light is on. the continue to apply the brake pedal as transmission is placed into gear. or if the vehicle is pulling a trailer. to preserve parking Minor brake pedal pulsation or ACCESSORY. release the EPB Characteristics and Towing Tips by pressing and holding the EPB 0 268. 1. conditions where the driver has grade. Turn the ignition on.

When this It is recommended to leave both happens. On” later in this section. TCS applies the brakes to systems on for normal driving the spinning wheels and reduces conditions. Cruise vehicle is in a drive gear and facing System Operation control may be turned back on when downhill.10/24/16 236 Driving and Operating HSA holds the braking pressure for Ride Control Systems vehicle wheel brakes to assist the a maximum of two seconds to driver in keeping the vehicle on the ensure that there is no rolling. The vehicle has a Traction Control uphill and in R (Reverse). especially on slippery road they are operating or while conditions. or if the vehicle is facing road conditions allow.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The and assist the driver in maintaining systems may be heard or felt while control. mud./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . This TCS activates if it senses that any is normal and does not mean there of the drive wheels are spinning or is a problem with the vehicle. cruise window. both systems come electronic stability control system. The intended path. performing diagnostic checks. System (TCS) and StabiliTrak. brakes will automatically release Traction Control/ In some cases.crc . on automatically when the vehicle is These systems help limit wheel slip started and begins to move. It will not activate if the control may disengage. an When enabled. to turn TCS off if the vehicle gets StabiliTrak activates when the stuck in sand. ice.2018 . beginning to lose traction. but it may be necessary engine power to limit wheel spin. or snow. StabiliTrak selectively applies braking pressure to any one of the . vehicle senses a difference between See If the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 208 the intended path and the direction and “Turning the Systems Off and the vehicle is actually traveling. if cruise control is when the accelerator pedal is Electronic Stability being used and TCS or StabiliTrak applied within the two-second Control begins to limit wheel spin.S.

crc . This If the condition persists. If d comes on and stays on. The vehicle driveline could be activate./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . see your light will: dealer. accelerate heavily when TCS is applications. Flash when TCS is limiting Turning the Systems Off and wheel spin. . Stop the vehicle. Press V to select the Options Driver Information Center (DIC). Turn on and stay on when either applications. the vehicle may need The indicator light for both systems more time to diagnose the problem. 3. and application. Drive the vehicle.2018 . is in the instrument cluster. Use w or x 1. but driving should be TCS and StabiliTrak can be turned Press V to select the Traction & adjusted accordingly. Flash when StabiliTrak is activated. Turn the engine off and wait 15 seconds. On (Uplevel DIC) . Options menu. Caution Press o to access the cluster .S. then press p to follows: If d comes on and stays on: select Traction menu.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 237 2. then press V to enter d comes on and stays on to the Options menu. Use w or x to indicate that the system is inactive At speeds of 56 km/h (35 mph) or above. to select Traction (TCS) or Stability (StabiliTrak). this ability to turn off or on is scroll through items in the and is not assisting the driver in disabled. The vehicle is safe to drive. a message displays in the damaged.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Use w or x to scroll Do not repeatedly brake or through the list of available system is not working. If either system fails to turn on or to off. Start the engine. maintaining control. . off or on using the DIC controls as Stability page.

change from Off to On and g goes follows: out in the instrument cluster.S. i goes out in the To turn both StabiliTrak and TCS back on. To turn TCS back on.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Traction. damaged. i will illuminate in the StabiliTrak icon on the DIC will off or on using the DIC controls as instrument cluster. TCS cannot be on when StabiliTrak is off. then Stability then press V./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The vehicle driveline could be change from On to Off. To turn TCS off. then press V. this ability to turn off or on is or StabiliTrak. The TCS and StabiliTrak can be turned press V. . then press V. select Traction. To turn StabiliTrak back on. select Traction. then press instrument cluster. The TCS icon on the On and g and i go out in the DIC will change from On to Off instrument cluster.crc . Caution To turn StabiliTrak off. both will turn off and i and g At speeds of 56 km/h (35 mph) or and then use w or x to select TCS illuminate. If TCS was TCS/StabiliTrak. select disabled. select Accessories and Modifications 0 277. TCS cannot be V.10/24/16 238 Driving and Operating To turn TCS off. Press V to enter TCS/StabiliTrak.2018 . select TCS. vehicle performance. on when StabiliTrak was turned off. select TCS. and i illuminates in the instrument Adding accessories can affect the cluster. The menu. select Press o or p to select VEHICLE Do not repeatedly brake or Stability. The StabiliTrak and TCS icons on when StabiliTrak is off. above. then press V. on the DIC will change from Off to then press V. then use w or x to scroll accelerate heavily when TCS is StabiliTrak icon on the DIC will through the menu items to select off. See To turn TCS back on. The TCS icon on the DIC will change from Off Turning the Systems Off and to On and i goes out in the On (Base Level DIC) instrument cluster.

can be turned back on. g and i go out in the where you cannot drive safely at instrument cluster. On such roads. cruise control out in the instrument cluster.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 239 To turn StabiliTrak off. the system may begin to limit wheel spin while you are using cruise control.S. With the Traction Control System (TCS) or Electronic Stability Control (ESC). cruise off. then press V. V. If this happens. a steady speed. If TCS Electronic Stability Control 0 236. fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip. To turn StabiliTrak back on. Accessories and Modifications Cruise control can be dangerous 0 277. vehicle performance. Do not use If the brakes are applied. both will turn off and i and g (25 mph) or more without keeping control is disengaged. select control does not work at speeds When road conditions allow you to StabiliTrak then press V. your foot on the accelerator. select Cruise Control disengage. the cruise control will automatically . See in heavy traffic. To turn both StabiliTrak and TCS { Warning Cruise control will disengage if back on. select Traction. g goes below 40 km/h (25 mph). was on when StabiliTrak was turned The cruise control lets the vehicle If a collision alert occurs when maintain a speed of about 40 km/h cruise control is activated. See Forward illuminate in the instrument cluster. and you could lose control.2018 .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Cruise Collision Alert (FCA) System 0 245. cruise Adding accessories can affect the cruise control on winding roads or control disengages. safely use it again./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . then press either TCS or StabiliTrak is Cruise control can be dangerous turned off.crc . Do not use cruise control on slippery roads. See Traction Control/ StabiliTrak. on slippery roads.

accelerate. then release it. See Instrument increments. The vehicle If the cruise control system is cruise when not desired. the The increment value used depends use to decrease vehicle speed. Remove your foot from the ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . vehicle speed.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. use to increase Resuming a Set Speed about 1 km/h (1 mph) faster. The cruise control indicator on the accelerates to the desired +RES : If there is a set speed in instrument cluster turns green after speed. already activated: off when cruise is not being used.crc . on the units displayed. press briefly to resume that cruise control has been set to the . -SET or about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more. 1. already activated: * : Press to disengage cruise 4. The Increasing Speed While Using system on and off. Press and hold -SET until the To set a speed: desired lower speed is reached.S. briefly press +RES. If cruise control is Cluster 0 120. +RES could get bumped and go into briefly press +RES. To increase the speed in small speed or press and hold to desired speed. For each press. . Setting Cruise Control Reducing Speed While Using Once the vehicle speed reaches Cruise Control If 5 is on when not in use. are applied or * is pressed. If cruise control is already active. units. Press and hold +RES on the control without erasing the set accelerator pedal. Press and release -SET. steering wheel until the vehicle speed from memory. Press 5 to turn the cruise system on. cruise control is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory. See Instrument Cluster 0 120. 2. A white indicator desired set speed briefly Cruise Control comes on in the instrument cluster appears in the instrument If the cruise control system is when cruise is turned on. cluster. Keep 5 returns to the previous set speed. then release it. memory. . If the cruise control is set at a The speedometer reading can be −SET : Press briefly to set the desired speed and then the brakes displayed in either English or metric speed and activate cruise control. the vehicle goes already active.2018 .10/24/16 240 Driving and Operating 5 : Press to turn the cruise control 3. Get up to the desired speed.

the vehicle goes downhill. Shift the transmission to systems do not replace the need vehicle will slow down to the N (Neutral). To slow down in small accelerator pedal to maintain the increments. shift to a lower gear to keep your This vehicle may have features that The speedometer reading can be speed down. or vehicle damage. briefly press -SET. death. These you take your foot off the pedal./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . When going Driver Assistance For each press. Using Cruise Control on Hills or if the ignition is turned off. { Warning Use the accelerator pedal to Do not rely on the Driver increase the vehicle speed. vehicle speed. There are four ways to end cruise Passing Another Vehicle While control: Using Cruise Control . You may not hear or feel .crc . To turn off cruise control. driving.S.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 241 . Read The increment value used depends Ending Cruise Control this entire section before using on the units displayed. See Instrument Cluster 0 120.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Step lightly on the brake pedal. disengage. and the steepness of the hills. you might have to step on the . cruise control will or reduce crash damage while units.2018 . briefly Erasing Speed Memory proper care when driving may pressing -SET will result in cruise control set to the current vehicle The cruise control set speed is result in injury. the . you might have to brake or Systems about 1 km/h (1 mph) slower. and parking. See Defensive Driving speed. (Continued) How well the cruise control works on hills depends upon the vehicle speed. Failure to use override cruise control. Press *. If the brake pedal is work together to help avoid crashes displayed in either English or metric applied. these systems. for paying attention and driving previous set cruise speed. While safely. these systems. When . When going up steep hills. erased from memory if 5 is pressed 0 198. load. backing. pressing the accelerator pedal or alerts or warnings provided by shortly following the release to press 5. Assistance Systems.

these . . a sticker./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the RVC displays an the vehicle to avoid crashes. previous screen sooner. such as with Assistance Systems for . Under many conditions.S. Detect children. If equipped. mud. The RVC is above the license plate. Work under poor visibility or image of the area behind the vehicle bad weather conditions. Detect vehicles or objects the detection sensor is and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) outside the area monitored damaged or not properly may help the driver park or avoid by the system. To return to the alert the driver of obstacles by by ice. bicyclists. R (Reverse). and Convenience” under Vehicle shift into P (Park). The Audible or Safety Alert Seat previous screen displays when the . or metal Parking or Backing pedestrians. or dirt. snow. Warn you or provide you should be ready to take action with enough time to avoid a and apply the brakes and/or steer When the vehicle is shifted into crash. speed of 8 km/h (5 mph). . Work if the detection sensor systems will not: is covered up. objects. the driver seat cushion may provide a vibrating pulse alert instead of beeping. Rear Parking Assist (RPA). To change this. magnet. repaired. and you Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . Work if the area surrounding (RVC). If equipped with the Safety Alert Seat. Work at all driving speeds. Complete attention is always vehicle when parking or backing. see “Comfort button on the infotainment system. Work if the detection sensor vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse) Some driver assistance features is not cleaned or is covered after a short delay. plate.crc . in the infotainment display. . the Rear Vision Camera or animals.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or reach a vehicle Personalization 0 144. Always check around the .2018 . press any beeping.10/24/16 242 Driving and Operating see “Collision/Detection Systems” Warning (Continued) Warning (Continued) under Vehicle Personalization 0 144. To change the volume of (Continued) the warning chime. . required while driving.

The front camera is in the grille or near the front emblem. or backing. Surround Vision 1. the side cameras are on the bottom of the outside rearview mirrors. display all objects near the corners of the vehicle. View Displayed by the 2.crc . 1.2018 ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Corners of the Rear Bumper . Always check amber to red and increases in size around the vehicle when parking the closer the object.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 243 Displayed images may be farther or closer than they appear. This triangle changes from view correctly.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Views Displayed by the Surround Vision Cameras 1. Area Not Shown Camera 2. along with the front or rear camera views in the center stack. View Displayed by the Camera If equipped. and the rear camera is above the license plate. The area { Warning displayed is limited and objects that are close to either corner of the The Surround Vision cameras bumper or under the bumper do not have blind spots and will not display. Folding A warning triangle may display to side mirrors that are out of show that RPA has detected an position will not display surround object.S. Surround Vision displays an image of the area surrounding the vehicle.

(5 mph).2018 . Area Not Shown crossing traffic.5 m (8 ft) behind the vehicle within (Drive) and when the vehicle is a zone 25 cm (10 in) high off the moving forward slower than 8 km/h ground and below bumper level. bicyclists. ice. death. or when the Parking Assist These detection distances may be system detects an object within shorter during warmer or humid 30 cm (12 in).10/24/16 244 Driving and Operating after shifting from R (Reverse) to D 2. Failure to vehicle. as the vehicle backs up check all mirrors before moving If equipped. animals. weather. death. below the bumper. or vehicle damage. Always located below the bumper or that check behind and around the are too close or too far from the vehicle before driving. The front view shows bumper may detect objects up to . Blocked sensors will not detect { Warning objects and can also cause false detections. Surround Vision Cameras children. Keep the sensors clean 1. dirt. other object outside of the Front Vision Camera cameras’ field of view. It is not available at use proper care may result in speeds greater than 8 km/h injury. To prevent injury. or any in freezing temperatures. or objects only these camera(s). or under the vehicle.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. drive or park the vehicle using bicyclists. Do not not detect children. or vehicle damage.crc . and slush. even with Parking Assist Parking Assist. (5 mph). (5 mph). animals. { Warning Shown distances may be different The Parking Assist system does from actual distances. a view of the area in at speeds of less than 8 km/h front of the vehicle displays in the forward or backing. always check the area around the vehicle and With RPA. snow./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Views Displayed by the The camera(s) do not display of mud. pedestrians. pedestrians.S. the sensors on the rear center stack. and clean sensors after a car wash 2.

/Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S. pointing arrow on the infotainment FCA detects vehicles within a display to warn of traffic coming distance of approximately 60 m from the left or right. see alert if following another vehicle If equipped.2018 . Lane detection zones that extend out Keep Assist (LKA). Lane towing a trailer. As the Turning the Features On or Off object gets closer. RCTA shows a red “Collision/Detection Systems” under much too closely. See (FCA) System yellow to amber to red. When an object is detected. more bars light RPA can be turned on and off Forward Collision Alert up and the bars change color from through vehicle personalization. as the RCTA Departure Warning (LDW). When an object is To turn the rear parking assist symbols or guidance lines on or off. Vehicle Personalization 0 144. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) RCTA can also be turned on or off FCA also lights an amber visual through vehicle personalization.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. <0. Braking (FAB) can help to avoid a show “distance to object” and object crash or reduce crash damage. This system (197 ft) and operates at speeds detects objects coming from up to above 8 km/h (5 mph). Side Blind Zone from the back of the vehicle do not Alert (SBZA). beeps or pulses the driver seat. alert on the windshield and rapidly from the rear. If equipped. three beeps sound from Driving the left or right. When from the rear. five beeps will sound see “Rear Camera” under Vehicle Personalization 0 144. one beep will be heard caused by front-end crashes. warning triangle with a left or right Vehicle Personalization 0 144. .6 m (2 ft) in the quickly. Forward Use caution while backing up when Collision Alert (FCA). the FCA system may When an object is first detected in Turn off RPA when towing a trailer. depending on the If equipped. Lane Change Alert The instrument cluster may have a move further back when a trailer is (LCA). help to avoid or reduce the harm the rear. vehicle in a forward gear. location information for RPA. and/or Forward Automatic parking assist display with bars that towed. when driving the direction of the detected vehicle. FCA provides a red flashing vehicle rear. approaching a vehicle ahead too very close.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 245 20 m (65 ft) from the left or right side Assistance Systems for of the vehicle.crc .

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

246 Driving and Operating

Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
{ Warning Warning (Continued)
FCA is a warning system and or ice, or if the windshield is
does not apply the brakes. When damaged. It may also not detect a
approaching a slower-moving or vehicle on winding or hilly roads,
stopped vehicle ahead too rapidly, or in conditions that can limit
or when following a vehicle too visibility such as fog, rain,
closely, FCA may not provide a or snow, or if the headlamps or
warning with enough time to help FCA warnings will not occur unless windshield are not cleaned or in
the FCA system detects a vehicle
avoid a crash. It also may not proper condition. Keep the
ahead. When a vehicle is detected,
provide any warning at all. FCA windshield, headlamps, and FCA
the vehicle ahead indicator will
does not warn of pedestrians, display green. Vehicles may not be sensors clean and in good repair.
animals, signs, guardrails, detected on curves, highway exit
bridges, construction barrels, ramps, or hills, due to poor visibility; Collision Alert
or other objects. Be ready to take or if a vehicle ahead is partially
action and apply the brakes. See blocked by pedestrians or other
Defensive Driving 0 198. objects. FCA will not detect another
vehicle ahead until it is completely
FCA can be disabled with the FCA in the driving lane.
steering wheel control, or if
equipped, through vehicle { Warning
personalization. See “Collision/ When your vehicle approaches
Detection Systems” under Vehicle FCA does not provide a warning another detected vehicle too rapidly,
Personalization 0 144. to help avoid a crash, unless it the red FCA display will flash on the
detects a vehicle. FCA may not windshield. Also, eight rapid
detect a vehicle ahead if the FCA high-pitched beeps will sound from
sensor is blocked by dirt, snow, the front, or both sides of the Safety
(Continued) Alert Seat will pulse five times.
When this Collision Alert occurs, the

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Driving and Operating 247

brake system may prepare for driver both the Collision Alert and the vehicles, or shadows. These alerts
braking to occur more rapidly which Tailgating Alert features. The timing are normal operation and the
can cause a brief, mild deceleration. of both alerts will vary based on vehicle does not need service.
Continue to apply the brake pedal vehicle speed. The faster the
as needed. Cruise control may be vehicle speed, the farther away the Cleaning the System
disengaged when the Collision Alert alert will occur. Consider traffic and If the FCA system does not seem to
occurs. weather conditions when selecting operate properly, cleaning the
the alert timing. The range of outside of the windshield in front of
Tailgating Alert selectable alert timings may not be the rearview mirror, and cleaning the
appropriate for all drivers and front of the vehicle where radar
driving conditions. sensors are located, may correct
the issue.
Following Distance Indicator
The following distance to a moving Forward Automatic
vehicle ahead in your path is
indicated in following time in
Braking (FAB)
The vehicle ahead indicator will If the vehicle has Forward Collision
seconds on the Driver Information
display amber when you are Alert (FCA), it also has FAB, which
Center (DIC). See Driver
following a vehicle ahead much too includes Intelligent Brake
Information Center (DIC) 0 137. The
closely. Assist (IBA). When the system
minimum following time is
Selecting the Alert Timing 0.5 seconds away. If there is no detects a vehicle ahead in your path
vehicle detected ahead, or the that is traveling in the same
The Collision Alert control is on the vehicle ahead is out of sensor direction that you may be about to
steering wheel. Press [ to set the range, dashes will be displayed. crash into, it can provide a boost to
FCA timing to Far, Medium, or Near, braking or automatically brake the
or on some vehicles, Off. The first Unnecessary Alerts vehicle. This can help avoid or
button press shows the current FCA may provide unnecessary lessen the severity of crashes when
setting on the DIC. Additional button alerts for turning vehicles, vehicles driving in a forward gear. Depending
presses will change this setting. The in other lanes, objects that are not on the situation, the vehicle may
chosen setting will remain until it is automatically brake moderately or
changed and will affect the timing of

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

248 Driving and Operating

hard. This forward automatic
braking can only occur if a vehicle is Warning (Continued) { Warning
detected. This is shown by the FCA
. Detect all vehicles, FAB may automatically brake the
vehicle ahead indicator being lit.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA) especially vehicles with a vehicle suddenly in situations
System 0 245. trailer, tractors, muddy where it is unexpected and
vehicles, etc. undesired. It could respond to a
The system works when driving in a turning vehicle ahead, guardrails,
. Detect a vehicle when
forward gear between 8 km/h signs, and other non-moving
(5 mph) and 60 km/h (37 mph). weather limits visibility, such
as in fog, rain, or snow. objects. To override FAB, firmly
It can detect vehicles up to
. press the accelerator pedal, if it is
approximately 60 m (197 ft). Detect a vehicle ahead if it
is partially blocked by safe to do so.
{ Warning pedestrians or other objects.
Complete attention is always Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
FAB is an emergency crash required while driving, and you IBA may activate when the brake
preparation feature and is not should be ready to take action pedal is applied quickly by providing
designed to avoid crashes. Do and apply the brakes and/or steer a boost to braking based on the
not rely on FAB to brake the the vehicle to avoid crashes. speed of approach and distance to
vehicle. FAB will not brake a vehicle ahead.
outside of its operating speed
range and only responds to FAB may slow the vehicle to a Minor brake pedal pulsations or
detected vehicles. complete stop to try to avoid a pedal movement during this time is
potential crash. If this happens, FAB normal and the brake pedal should
FAB may not: may engage the Electric Parking continue to be applied as needed.
. Detect a vehicle ahead on Brake (EPB) to hold the vehicle at a IBA will automatically disengage
winding or hilly roads. stop. Release the EPB or firmly only when the brake pedal is
press the accelerator pedal. released.
(Continued)

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Driving and Operating 249
. There is a problem with the Lane Change Alert (LCA)
{ Warning StabiliTrak system.
If equipped, the LCA system is a
IBA may increase vehicle braking The FAB system does not need lane-changing aid that assists
in situations when it may not be service. drivers with avoiding lane change
necessary. You could block the crashes that occur with moving
flow of traffic. If this occurs, take Side Blind Zone vehicles in the side blind zone (or
your foot off the brake pedal and Alert (SBZA) spot) areas or with vehicles rapidly
then apply the brakes as needed. approaching these areas from
If equipped, the SBZA system is a behind. The LCA warning display
lane-changing aid that assists will light up in the corresponding
FAB and IBA can be disabled drivers with avoiding crashes that outside side mirror and will flash if
through vehicle personalization. See occur with moving vehicles in the the turn signal is on.
“Collision/Detection Systems” under side blind zone (or spot) areas.
Vehicle Personalization 0 144. When the vehicle is in a forward
gear, the left or right side mirror { Warning
{ Warning display will light up if a moving
vehicle is detected in that blind
LCA does not alert the driver to
vehicles outside of the system
Using FAB or IBA while towing a zone. If the turn signal is activated
detection zones, pedestrians,
trailer could cause you to lose and a vehicle is also detected on
the same side, the display will flash bicyclists, or animals. It may not
control of the vehicle and crash.
as an extra warning not to change provide alerts when changing
Turn the system to Alert or Off
lanes. Since this system is part of lanes under all driving conditions.
when towing a trailer.
the Lane Change Alert (LCA) Failure to use proper care when
system, read the entire LCA section changing lanes may result in
A system unavailable message may before using this feature. injury, death, or vehicle damage.
display if: Before making a lane change,
. The front of the vehicle or always check mirrors, glance over
windshield is not clean. your shoulder, and use the turn
signals.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with object detection.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

250 Driving and Operating

LCA Detection Zones How the System Works If the turn signal is activated in the
same direction as a detected
The LCA symbol lights up in the
vehicle, this display will flash as an
side mirrors when the system
extra warning not to change lanes.
detects a moving vehicle in the next
lane over that is in the side blind LCA can be disabled through
zone or rapidly approaching that vehicle personalization using the
zone from behind. A lit LCA symbol Side Blind Zone Alert option. See
indicates it may be unsafe to “Collision/Detection Systems” under
change lanes. Before making a lane Vehicle Personalization 0 144.
change, check the LCA display, If LCA is disabled by the driver, the
check mirrors, glance over your LCA mirror displays will not light up.
1. SBZA Detection Zone shoulder, and use the turn signals.
2. LCA Detection Zone When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The LCA sensor covers a zone of
approximately one lane over from The LCA system requires some
both sides of the vehicle, or 3.5 m driving for the system to calibrate to
(11 ft). The height of the zone is maximum performance. This
approximately between 0.5 m (1.5 ft) calibration may occur more quickly if
and 2 m (6 ft) off the ground. The Left Side Mirror Right Side Mirror the vehicle is driving on a straight
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) Display Display highway road with traffic and
warning area starts at approximately roadside objects (e.g., guardrails,
the middle of the vehicle and goes When the vehicle is started, both barriers). During a trip, the LCA
back 5 m (16 ft). Drivers are also outside mirror LCA displays will system is not operational until the
warned of vehicles rapidly briefly come on to indicate the vehicle first reaches a speed of
approaching from up to 25 m (82 ft) system is operating. When the 24 km/h (15 mph).
behind the vehicle. vehicle is in a forward gear, the left
LCA displays may not come on
or right side mirror display will light
up if a moving vehicle is detected in when passing a vehicle quickly, for
the next lane over in that blind zone a stopped vehicle, or when towing a
trailer. The LCA detection zones
or rapidly approaching that zone.
that extend back from the side of

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Driving and Operating 251

the vehicle do not move further back both sides of the vehicle toward the of the Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
when a trailer is towed. Use caution rear corners of the vehicle, see your system, read the entire LKA section
while changing lanes when towing a dealer. before using this feature.
trailer. LCA may alert to objects If the LCA displays do not light up
attached to the vehicle, such as a when moving vehicles are in the Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
trailer, bicycle, or object extending side blind zone or are rapidly
out to either side of the vehicle. If equipped, LKA may help avoid
approaching this zone and the crashes due to unintentional lane
Attached objects may also interfere system is clean, the system may
with the detection of vehicles. This departures. It may assist by gently
need service. Take the vehicle to turning the steering wheel if the
is normal system operation; the your dealer.
vehicle does not need service. vehicle approaches a detected lane
When LCA is disabled for any marking without using a turn signal
LCA may not always alert the driver reason other than the driver turning in that direction. It may also provide
to vehicles in the next lane over, it off, the Side Blind Zone Alert On a Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
especially in wet conditions or when option will not be available on the system alert as the lane marking is
driving on sharp curves. The system personalization menu. crossed. The LKA system will not
does not need to be serviced. The assist or provide an LDW alert if it
system may light up due to Radio Frequency Information detects that you are actively
guardrails, signs, trees, shrubs, and steering. Override LKA by turning
See Radio Frequency Statement
other non-moving objects. This is the steering wheel. LKA uses a
0 396.
normal system operation; the camera to detect lane markings
vehicle does not need service. between 60 km/h (37 mph) and
Lane Departure 180 km/h (112 mph).
LCA may not operate when the LCA
sensors in the left or right corners of Warning (LDW)
the rear bumper are covered with If equipped, LDW may help avoid { Warning
mud, dirt, snow, ice, or slush, or in crashes due to unintentional lane
heavy rainstorms. For cleaning departures. It may provide a The LKA system does not
instructions, see "Washing the warning if the vehicle is crossing a continuously steer the vehicle.
Vehicle" under Exterior Care 0 357. detected lane marking without using It may not keep the vehicle in the
If the DIC still displays the system a turn signal in the lane departure (Continued)
unavailable message after cleaning direction. Since this system is part

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

252 Driving and Operating

How the System Works
Warning (Continued) Warning (Continued)
The LKA camera sensor is on the
lane or give a Lane Departure alert when approaching the lane windshield ahead of the rearview
Warning (LDW) alert, even if a on the side where it has detected mirror.
lane marking is detected. a lane marking. Even with LKA
and LDW, you must steer the
To turn LKA on and off, press A
The LKA and LDW systems on the steering wheel.
may not: vehicle. Always keep your
attention on the road and When on, A is green if LKA is
. Provide an alert or enough maintain proper vehicle position available to assist and provide LDW
steering assist to avoid a within the lane, or vehicle alerts. It may assist by gently
lane departure or crash. damage, injury, or death could turning the steering wheel and
. Detect lane markings under occur. Always keep the display A as amber if the vehicle
poor weather or visibility windshield, headlamps, and approaches a detected lane marking
conditions. This can occur if camera sensors clean and in without using a turn signal in that
the windshield or good repair. Do not use LKA in direction. It may also provide an
headlamps are blocked by bad weather conditions. LDW alert by flashing A amber
dirt, snow, or ice, if they are
as the lane marking is crossed.
not in proper condition, or if
Additionally, there may be three
the sun shines directly into
the camera. { Warning beeps, or the driver seat may pulse
three times, on the right or left,
. Detect road edges. Using LKA while towing a trailer depending on the lane departure
. Detect lanes on winding or or on slippery roads could cause direction.
hilly roads. loss of control of the vehicle and
If LKA only detects lane markings a crash. Turn the system off.
on one side of the road, it will
only assist or provide an LDW
(Continued)

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/24/16

Driving and Operating 253

Take Steering If the LKA system is not functioning Fuel
The LKA system does not properly when lane markings are
clearly visible, cleaning the
continuously steer the vehicle.
windshield may help. Fuel (Gasoline)
If LKA does not detect active driver
steering, an alert, chime, or DIC A system unavailable message may GM recommends the use of TOP
message may be provided. Move display if the camera is blocked. TIER detergent gasoline to keep the
the steering wheel to dismiss. The LKA system does not need engine cleaner and reduce engine
service. deposits. See www.toptiergas.com
When the System Does Not for a list of TOP TIER detergent
Seem to Work Properly LKA assistance and/or LDW alerts gasoline marketers and applicable
may occur due to tar marks, countries.
The system performance may be shadows, cracks in the road,
affected by: temporary or construction lane
. Close vehicles ahead. markings, or other road
imperfections. This is normal system
. Sudden lighting changes, such operation; the vehicle does not need
as when driving through tunnels. service. Turn LKA off if these
. Banked roads. conditions continue.
. Roads with poor lane markings,
such as two-lane roads.

Do not use any fuel labeled E85 or
FlexFuel. Do not use gasoline with
ethanol levels greater than 15% by
volume.

See acceleration and fuel economy. Using following conditions.0L L4 turbo engine. The malfunction indicator system and spark plugs. the engine . or FlexFuel. return to your .10/24/16 254 Driving and Operating For the LYX 1. states adopting California Emissions possible. otherwise. fuel labeled ASTM specification D4814 with a greater than 15% ethanol by posted octane rating of 93 is highly volume.2018 . the emissions control affected. gasoline with an octane rated as low If the vehicle is certified to meet as 87 can be used. If this fuel is not available in rated at 93 octane as soon as rubber parts. methanol. lamp could turn on and the vehicle may not pass a smog-check test. the vehicle will operate could be damaged. premium unleaded gasoline meeting FlexFuel. recommended fuel. it is gasoline rated below 93 octane. If heavy as methylcyclopentadienyl satisfactorily on fuels meeting knocking is heard when using manganese tricarbonyl federal specifications. economy and performance. (Continued) See Malfunction Indicator Lamp 0 129. Fuel containing metals such Standards. If this occurs. will lead to reduced aniline. use a gasoline parts or damage plastic and label. which can damage control system performance may be engine needs service.crc . Using unleaded .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. doing so this fuel will lower fuel as this may cause engine knock and may damage the vehicle and void will lower fuel economy. These fuels can meet California specifications. and designed to operate on fuels that however. Unleaded ethanol). Do not use gasoline with a rating of less than the Do not use fuels with any of the posted octane rating of less than 87. For vehicles which are not the emissions catalyst. . its warranty: and may decrease the life of For the LTG 2.5L L4 turbo engine. but emission gasoline with a 93 octane rating. corrode metal fuel system the underhood emission control If knocking occurs./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Fuel with a posted octane with a posted octane rating of 87 or higher. the (MMT). Prohibited Fuels use regular unleaded gasoline Caution (Continued) meeting ASTM specification D4814 Caution . methylal. such as mid-level California Fuel recommended for best performance ethanol blends (16 – 50% Requirements (Gasoline) and fuel economy. Fuel with any amount of California Emissions Standards.S. E85.

See the recommended . performance. Aftermarket diesel fuel TIER detergent gasoline is additives. Both diesel and fat. specification. Canada. such as containing more than 20% biodiesel raw vegetable oil or animal Countries (Gasoline) by volume. For fuel not to use in a current versions of the local fuel standards./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Fuels in Foreign content. The selection of a high quality fuel is important for maintaining optimum . . (Diesel) 0 257. Diesel fuel with sulfur System Treatment Cleaner added to warranty. see “Prohibited fuels under What Fuel to Use in the fuel oils. index (AKI). Diesel-biodiesel blends not change.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 255 authorized dealer for diagnosis. or water Engine damage may occur if emulsifiers. See Fuel (Gasoline) 0 253.2018 . organo-metallic recommended. additives. in any form. Fuels” in Fuel (Gasoline) 0 253. TOP . Marine diesel fuel and foreign country. and Mexico post biodiesel blends must meet all the with blends of diesel or fuel octane ratings in anti-knock requirements as defined in the most biodiesel. It is available at (Continued) your dealer. Triglyceride fuels. can help. Fuel Additives to Use in Canada and Mexico such as Aquazole™. U. including The U. Diesel-water emulsions. Do not use diesel fuel engine oil or automatic with more than 15 ppm sulfur transmission fluid. which contain Caution alcohols.S. (Diesel) 0 256 and What Fuel . Some improper greater than 15 ppm. the fuel tank at every engine oil fuels are: . not available. Diesel fuel mixed with repairs may not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not use a diesel blend . gasoline additive recommended by General Motors. one bottle of GM Fuel which may void the vehicle . If TOP TIER detergent gasoline is recommended fuels are not used. To keep fuel systems clean. If it Fuel for Diesel Engines Caution (Continued) is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used.S..S. GM Fuel System . Diesel fuel with the addition within the required Treatment Cleaner is the only of gasoline.crc .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.

It may provide less noise. one of the following sulfur content (15 ppm. 2-D or No. When refueling with a biodiesel blend Use of diesel fuel with ultra low freezing conditions. . and better vehicle performance.S. maximum) is also meeting ASTM International labels should appear on the required. containing up to 5% biodiesel (B5) may come on in the Driver are not required to be labeled with Information Center (DIC). 2-D diesel Blends up to B5 must meet ASTM What Fuel to Use in the fuel year-round because it is D975 (Grades No. 1-D diesel fuel in warm or hot climates. 1-D blended for seasonal temperature U. also known as Ultra Low Sulfur Biodiesel Blends may decrease fuel filter life and a Diesel.2018 .10/24/16 256 Driving and Operating Some conditions. and damage to the fuel injection system. International specification D 975./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Contact a fuel supplier or Retail pumps dispensing blends CHANGE FUEL FILTER message fueling station with any questions.crc . For best results use No.S. 1-D diesel above B5.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. It can result in stalling. it will reduce power and fuel economy. Look for service station D975 fuel can be used in very cold dispenser: fuel dispensers with this label in temperatures (below -18 °C or 0 °F). 2-D or No. poor starting when the engine is hot. (Diesel) differences. Avoid using No. Grades No. both above and below S15 Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel). better starting. No. but The diesel fuel must meet ASTM is not required. Diesel Fuel Grades the concentration of biodiesel. Premium Diesel Fuel Premium Diesel Fuel (FQP-1A) corresponds to the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) Recommended Guideline. 1-D S15. green: however. such as dirty fuel.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. See www. levels. What Fuel to Use in Diesel Fuel Types Canada and Mexico For best results use Ultra Low (Diesel) Sulfur Type B Diesel. Do not use marine.2018 . but it required. biodiesel. and damage to the fuel injection system. See since it may contain higher sulfur Biodiesel 0 258.B20) and are be covered by the vehicle vehicle performance with less noise. Doing with questions about fuel.org for locomotive. This damage would not could provide better starting and (Biodiesel blend.bq-9000.S. purchase biodiesel Caution (Continued) blends from a fuel supplier or fueling station that sells BQ-9000 certified warranty.crc . labeled with an orange or blue (Continued) .517 specification losses./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Caution Premium Diesel Fuel Use of diesel fuel other than Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (15 ppm sulfur If available. or boiler distillate fuel a list of certified marketers. Use diesel fuel that meets may cause power and fuel economy the CAN/CGSB-3. poor starting when the engine is hot. B6 . In What Fuel to Use in Canada extreme cold temperatures (below Use of diesel fuel with ultra low -18 °C or 0 °F) Ultra Low Sulfur Type sulfur content (15 ppm. Avoid using Type A Diesel in Canada. so can result in stalling. To reduce the risk of poor quality fuel. maximum) is A Diesel fuel can be used.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 257 pump label. Contact a fuel supplier fuel in warm or hot climates. premium diesel fuel (FQP-1A) corresponding to the Blends containing more than 5% maximum) will cause damage to Engine Manufacturers Association and up to 20% biodiesel must meet the exhaust after-treatment (EMA) Recommended Guideline ASTM specification D7467 system. This fuel is blended for seasonal changes.

or exhaust as they may damage the engine after-treatment system damage and fuel system. Biodiesel vehicle warranty. fuel system. More frequent the Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel requirement of 15 ppm sulfur refueling provides the best maximum.522 specifications up to locomotive. tank. This fuel is not available Caution opportunity to have a supply of fresh in all regions of Mexico. Biodiesel is a renewable fuel What Fuel to Use in Mexico produced from vegetable oils or Biodiesel fuel quality degrades with animal fats that have been time and exposure to high Use diesel fuel specification chemically modified to make it NOM-086 Pemex UBA. and one month. . They could damage the vehicles are stored for longer than be covered by the vehicle fuel system and engine. fuel. levels. Avoid the since it may contain higher sulfur more than 20% biodiesel. avoid the use of biodiesel blended the exhaust after-treatment or blends of vegetable oil with fuels above 5% by volume. they should be run out warranty. Use of diesel fuel other than Ultra or who have vehicles stored for Low Sulfur Diesel (15 ppm sulfur not use raw vegetable oil or other extended periods of time. see ”Biodiesel” following. fats.2018 . This damage would not diesel. refueled with Ultra Low Sulfur (Continued) Diesel fuel. and driven at least 32 km (20 mi) before storage. Any use of biodiesel blends above 20%.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Do Owners who use very little fuel.10/24/16 258 Driving and Operating Biodiesel Blends in Canada Caution (Continued) Caution Biodiesel blends that meet the CAN/ CGSB-3. Do not use marine. or boiler distillate fuel Do not use blends containing 20% (B20) can be used.S. damages would not be covered of biodiesel to below one-quarter by the vehicle warranty./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Sulfur Diesel fuel.crc . For detailed would not be covered by the information on the use of biodiesel. should maximum) will cause damage to unmodified bio-oils. When system. Storage at hot ambient Do not use home-made biodiesel temperatures will accelerate or home test kits because the biodiesel degradation. Caution quality cannot be verified by approved scientific methods. engine. which meets temperature quicker than Ultra Low compatible with diesel fuel.

Water in the diesel fuel can system cannot prevent all cases of idle the vehicle for a couple of corrode internal components of filter plugging. service. See Fuel Filter restricted fuel filters and degraded Replacement (Diesel) 0 263. smoking materials away from the plugging from gelling or waxing of This blend may cause fuel filter mixture. biodiesel blends (Diesel) the diesel fuel. the fuel system and lead to If the vehicle experiences a fuel severe damage. the on-board support fungus or bacteria monitoring system will alert the (Continued) driver that the fuel filter requires .S. move the vehicle to a warm garage Fuels improperly blended for cold area and allow the filter to warm up. conventional diesel fuel and plugging. vehicle operability problems.CONTACT SERVICE message cause fuel filter plugging and become clogged by wax naturally displays. minutes before accelerating. The fuel filter. You or others could vehicle performance. If the fuel needs to be vehicles are equipped with a fuel At temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F). If the operating freezing that may affect vehicle temperature is far below the starting. or to blends with cleaning. however. system gelling. Also. keep sparks.crc . the fuel filter may .10/24/16 Driving and Operating 259 At temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F). the water must be drained system gelling. and biodiesel blends. will Water in Fuel (Diesel) it is recommended to switch to Ultra not prevent all damage caused by Low Sulfur Diesel fuel with no poor quality biodiesel. GM diesel be burned. heating system to provide an extra it is recommended to avoid using drained. or contaminated fuel from biodiesel containing less than 5% by Cold Weather Operation suppliers. combustible. It can also filter restriction. You may need to turn the Caution temperature at which gelling or ignition on and off a few times waxing of the fuel occurs.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. At these extreme cold pumped into the fuel tank along with temperatures. immediately. Improper fuel tank inspection or biodiesel content. the before the vehicle will start. If a WATER IN FUEL higher than 5% by volume may In cold weather. which can lead to present in the fuel.2018 . can cause water to be volume. and level of protection against filter biodiesel blends above 5% blend. flames. { Warning The fuel filter may need to be temperature operation may result in Diesel fuel containing water is still replaced./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . To unclog it.

Your dealer can advise goes off during with water. and cleaned.CONTACT see your dealer. Even Problem Action stays on. with a diesel fuel biocide. SERVICE message comes on frequently.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. thaw the water. immediately./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . which can damage the SERVICE message comes on: Message Drain the fuel fuel system and fuel operated Recommended displays and filter heater (FOH) (if equipped).10/24/16 260 Driving and Operating Water in Fuel Troubleshooting Recommended Caution (Continued) If the WATER IN FUEL . then If the fuel tank needs to be possible. If the does not drain. warm location to following. filter. Move the Improper purging can damage the Water from the Fuel Filter" vehicle to a fuel system and block the FOH. even after draining water from the fuel filter. the ignition the water as is below cycle. soon as freezing. If water still every engine oil change. See water may be purged to remove water. WATER IN FUEL .2018 . drain the then drain the diesel fuel filter of residual water at fuel. . the fuel If no water can Message The fuel filter is system may still need to be displays but partially filled be drained.CONTACT Problem Action growth. Drain the temperature of the appropriate solution. see your "Removing frozen in the dealer or a qualified technician.crc .S. As an added precaution. see your dealer.

Wait contaminated approximately five seconds. 1. The filter is drained as soon as diesel fuel emerges from the port. stays on. do without applying the brake for not drive until the bottom of the fuel filter.2018 . which is on hold ENGINE START/STOP runs rough. five seconds to place the the water vehicle in run/start mode. . See To drain water: 3. and then press ENGINE START/STOP again to turn it off.S. Turn the engine off and apply counterclockwise using a If the message the parking brake. of water is in the damage the fuel injection system message fuel tank. immediately. If the message displays and the fuel filter comes on right after a refuel. AWD Similar fuel tank purging is required. then Filter FWD Shown.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. comes back on without Removing Water from the Fuel refueling. Turn the drain plug your dealer. press and engine stalls or 2.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 261 Recommended Caution Problem Action Immediately A large amount Driving with this message on can after refueling. With the engine off. This operation will enhance water flow out of the filter. Turn off the engine and stays on or drain the water immediately. suitable tool. Drain and the engine. displays and the 4. Place a container under the filter drain valve. water was pumped into the fuel If the message tank.crc . fuel is drained./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

3. running out of fuel. Retighten the drain plug by To prime the fuel lines: Running Out of Fuel turning it clockwise. See more while the engine is off. During the vehicle in run/start mode. Properly dispose of the water hold ENGINE START/STOP contaminated fuel. with If the engine has stalled due to air cannot be in the fuel lines. the engine may not start until the engine starts. and rpm’s slightly by using the perform the procedure under “Fuel If air is present. If the 7. not run smoothly. This will help force air through the system. 1. without applying the brake for five seconds to place the { Warning 7.crc . After a few attempts. With the engine off.10/24/16 262 Driving and Operating 5. the fuel system off. Do this step three times or not let it get on hot engine parts. . If the and press start again to turn it and people could be burned.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The fuel lines were removed or 4. see . Start the engine and let it run for a few minutes. It could draining process. The vehicle ran out of fuel.S. or up to 18. air may have approximately five seconds start a fire if something ignites it.6 L (2 gal) of fuel if parked on a and the fuel lines will need to be engine tries to run. was opened while the engine was running.9 L (5 gal) primed before operating the vehicle./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Do engine stalls. press and (Diesel) 6. add at least gets in. if the disconnected. 2. . Repeat Step 2 if the engine . START/STOP while applying Fuel Priming the brake for a maximum of For the fuel system to work properly. .2018 . stalls and will not restart. engine still does not start. Press and hold ENGINE ignition sources away. may need to be primed. the following may Priming” previously in this section. increase the of fuel if parked on a slope. If air five seconds between attempts. The fuel filter was removed. entered the fuel system. but does level surface. and keep matches or other “Fuel Priming” following. 40 seconds at a time. have happened: accelerator pedal. The fuel filter water drain valve your dealer. Wait Diesel fuel is flammable.

Apply the parking brake. filter. To help avoid injuries to you the filter sealing surface./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .crc . it off. Start the engine and let it idle for five minutes. 6. Reinstall and tighten the filter refueling. and people could be burned. Install the new filter element fuel pump island.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 263 Fuel Filter Replacement 8. cap to the housing. Check the fuel (Diesel) filter and air bleed valve for leaks. clean and others. violently and can cause injury or 1. all the instructions on the Keep the engine off until the 5. If there is any dirt on Fuel Filter” in Water in Fuel . in front of the rear tire. Reset the fuel filter monitor. Diesel fuel is flammable. AWD Similar { Warning The fuel filter is on the passenger 3. Remove the filter element and death. { Warning 9. 4. . FWD Shown. and 7. See “Removing Water from the o-rings. Drain any water from the filter.2018 . . See “Fuel Priming” in (Continued) Water in Fuel (Diesel) 0 259. Do not let it get on hot engine parts. (DIC) 0 137. Use the fuel filter priming smoking materials away procedure to prime the fuel from fuel.S. procedure is completed. Keep sparks. . flames. Turn off the engine when 2. It could See Driver Information Center start a fire if something ignites it.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. read and follow (Diesel) 0 259. Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn by turning it counterclockwise. and o-rings. Remove the filter element cap side. Filling the Tank and keep matches or other (Gasoline) ignition sources away.

Fuel spills. Do not use a cell phone nozzle may cause: while refueling. .S. Potential fuel fires. { Warning If a fire starts while you are refueling. . children pump fuel. few seconds after you have finished too quickly. Insert the refueling cap.2018 . the fuel pump and never let . Leave the area immediately. . This spray can pumping before removing the happen if the tank is nearly The vehicle has a capless fuel nozzle. Keep children away from . do not remove the nozzle./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Clean fuel from painted full. push and .crc . . Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting off the pump or by notifying the station attendant. To open the fuel door. See weather.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.10/24/16 264 Driving and Operating Warning (Continued) { Warning . damage to the fuel system. The filling nozzle must be fully Exterior Care 0 357. to beginning to flow fuel. Do not leave the fuel pump Overfilling the fuel tank by more unattended. Do not reenter the vehicle including engine stalling and while pumping fuel. and is more likely in hot system and does not have a fuel surfaces as soon as possible. Wait a refueling nozzle is inserted the door. nozzle slowly and wait for inserted and latched prior to starting any hiss noise to stop prior fuel flow. than three clicks of a standard fill . Vehicle performance issues. Fuel can spray out if the release the rearward center edge of Be careful not to spill fuel.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Do not leave the fuel pump spillage and damage the capless unattended. and { Warning smoking materials away from fuel. This could cause a . Remove and clean the funnel Gas Can adapter and return it to the Warning (Continued) If the vehicle runs out of fuel and storage location. badly burned and the vehicle . Insert and latch the funnel into . fuel pump island.S. . read and follow to stop. Keep children away from must be filled from a portable the fuel pump and never let gas can: Filling the Tank (Diesel) children pump fuel. Fuel can spray out if the fuel { Warning cap is opened too quickly. Do not re-enter the vehicle could be damaged. (Continued) . refueling. more likely in hot weather. Do not use a cell phone fire and you or others could be while refueling. . then unscrew the adapter from under the all the instructions on the cap all the way. Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn This spray can happen if the violently and can cause injury or tank is nearly full. To help avoid injuries to you and wait for any hiss noise 1.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 265 Filling the Tank with a Portable 3. Open the fuel cap slowly . and is death. fuel system. . 2. Locate the capless funnel and others. while pumping fuel. Keep sparks.crc . Turn off the engine when the capless fuel system.2018 . Attempting to refuel without using the funnel adapter may cause fuel . spare tire. flames./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .

S.2018 . . Driving the vehicle will few seconds after you have finished damage the fuel tank and damage the fuel system. push and release the rearward center If a fire starts while you are Heat coming from the engine can edge of the door. system. This can cause the automatic ensure all gasoline is removed. Reinstall the cap by notifying the station attendant. of fuel cap may not fit properly. The wrong type with gasoline. { Warning Clean up any spilled fuel./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . refueling. pump nozzle to shut off.crc . See vehicle towed to a qualified nozzle. and could safely. fill turning it clockwise until it clicks. and then fill the tank more slowly. Shut off the flow of fuel by force the fuel out of the tank. from your dealer. do not continue . Leave the area immediately. Flush the fuel system with Diesel fuel can foam when filling the Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel to tank. driving the vehicle except to get to a may cause the malfunction location where it can be stopped Be careful not to spill fuel. Potential fuel fires. Fuel spills.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Wait a indicator lamp to light. Overfilling the fuel tank by more Caution than three clicks of a standard fill Accidental Refueling with nozzle may cause: If a new fuel cap is needed. To help avoid this. do not remove the cause the fuel to expand and nozzle. technician to have the gasoline surfaces as soon as possible. a fire to remove. be Gasoline sure to get the right type of cap If the vehicle is accidentally refueled . even if the tank is not full. Have the pumping before removing the emissions system. Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise shutting off the pump or by If something ignites the fuel. Do not top it off. the tank slowly and only until the nozzle shuts off. To open the fuel door. could start. Clean fuel from painted Malfunction Indicator Lamp 0 129. wait for the foaming to stop. See removed from the tank and fuel Exterior Care 0 357.10/24/16 266 Driving and Operating The fuel cap is behind a hinged fuel door on the driver side of the { Warning { Warning vehicle. If this happens.

by static electricity or other . or pickup reaction and break down NOx bed before filling. Remove the container from diesel vehicles to cause a chemical the vehicle. Avoid using cell phones or means. The fill opening of the container fill port is behind the fuel door next before dispensing fuel.crc . Always: .2018 . DEF is not a fuel additive and never . badly burned and the vehicle could be damaged./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Place the container on the and water. It is stored in a separate tank. See Diesel Exhaust Fluid opening until filling is 0 223. sprayed into the exhaust stream of . ground. and to the regular fuel cap. You or others could be other electronic devices.S. Filling a portable fuel container . Use approved fuel DEF is a non-toxic solution that is containers. (Continued) . Do not smoke. emissions into harmless nitrogen . It has a blue keep it in contact with the fill filler cap. trunk. light while it is in the vehicle can cause matches. complete.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Fill the container no more { Warning than 95% full to allow for expansion. or use lighters fuel vapors that can ignite either while pumping fuel. Place the nozzle inside the comes into contact with diesel fuel.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 267 Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Filling a Portable Fuel Warning (Continued) Container .

Do not use the compact spare For information about carbon vehicle such as a motor home. that brings in only outside .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or rear-most When towing a trailer: vehicle itself. dealer for assistance with preparing . 0 221. tires and mirrors. check all trailer hitch parts and attachments./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The the vehicle and enter if the combination you are driving is Driving with a Trailer longer and not as responsive as the liftgate. safety chains. Become familiar with the state the handling and braking of the rig When towing a trailer: before setting out for the open road. lamps.crc . monoxide.S. . see towing. see while towing. the vehicle for towing a trailer. or under the instrument Contact your dealer or trailering panel. trunk/hatch. . Towing the Vehicle 0 353.10/24/16 268 Driving and Operating . The vehicle can tow in D (Drive). { Warning Driving Characteristics Towing a trailer requires a certain When towing a trailer. Only use towing equipment that has (500 mi) trailer towing. control system to a setting trailer. For towing the vehicle behind another . Get acquainted with window is open. and local laws that apply specifically to trailer towing. If the trailer has . Read . Do not tow a trailer during the Trailer Towing first 800 km (500 mi). trunk/hatch. Then. Also adjust the climate Use a lower gear if the the entire section before towing a transmission shifts too often. See “Climate Control For towing a disabled vehicle.2018 . (Continued) Before starting. electrical connectors. . Do not drive with the Information liftgate. do not . Systems” in the Index. see Engine Exhaust Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 354. exhaust and Towing Tips gases may collect at the rear of amount of experience. during the first 800 km or rear-most window open. to prevent Warning (Continued) damage to the engine. Turn off Parking Assist when air. axle or General Towing other parts. drive over 80 km/h (50 mph) and do not make starts at full throttle. Fully open the air outlets on been designed for the vehicle.

Making Turns When towing a trailer. move your hand to The turn signal indicators on the When towing. the . heard. towing heavier trailers. have someone lamps also flash. Driving on Grades sudden turns. To move the trailer to the instrument panel flash whenever stability control system might be right. Backing Up Turn Signals When Towing a Towing with a Stability Control Hold the bottom of the steering Trailer wheel with one hand. make combination moving and then apply wider turns than normal so the More passing distance is needed the trailer brake controller by hand trailer will not strike soft shoulders. If the transmission is not shifted down. Properly hooked up. cornering. trees or other rig is longer. This can help to avoid situations come in contact with the vehicle. start the Passing When turning with a trailer. that require heavy braking and The vehicle could be damaged.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. move your hand to the right. curbs. when towing a trailer. Check occasionally to vehicle ahead as you would when Making very sharp turns while be sure the trailer bulbs are still driving the vehicle without a trailer. This is normal when changing lanes or stopping.2018 . the arrows on the instrument panel flash for turns Following Distance Caution even if the bulbs on the trailer are Stay at least twice as far behind the burned out. the trailer vehicle movement caused by the if possible. The system is reacting to the Always back up slowly and. brakes still work. lower gear before starting down a long or steep downgrade. To move the System trailer to the left.S. Because the to be sure the brakes work. check occasionally objects./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .crc . trailering could cause the trailer to working. drivers the vehicle is turning. the sound of the the left. which mainly occurs during guide you.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 269 electric brakes. road signs. it is necessary to go During the trip. and the lamps and any trailer maneuvers. Avoid making very sharp turns Reduce speed and shift to a while trailering. telling other trailer. Use the turn signal well in farther beyond the passed vehicle to be sure that the load is secure advance and avoid jerky or sudden before returning to the lane. signaling a turn or lane change.

cooling system and until the chocks absorb brake system. If something goes When towing at high altitude on . Stop and have someone pick To avoid this. wrong. much that they would get hot and no Leaving After Parking on a Hill longer work well. Use a lower gear if the transmission Parking the vehicle on a hill with while you: shifts too often. see facing uphill. Release the brake pedal. and both Release the parking brake. but do not shift into P (Park) yet. When the wheel chocks are in transmission fluid. Press the brake pedal./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S. preferably on level 1. Start the engine. engine oil. the trailer attached can be . 2. steep uphill grades. axle place. with the transmission in P (Park) for a few minutes before the wheels into the curb if Towing turning the engine off. 4. People can be injured. 3. turned off immediately after towing damaged. If parking the rig on a hill: 4.10/24/16 270 Driving and Operating brakes might have to be used so Parking on Hills 5. { Warning 1. Reapply the brake pedal. always park the rig on a flat surface. engine coolant . . Turn Maintenance When Trailer ground.crc . Inspect these before the load. Then Check periodically to see that all apply the parking brake and hitch nuts and bolts are tight. Drive slowly until the trailer is at high altitude on steep uphill clear of the chocks. release the brake pedal lubricant. Have someone place chocks Maintenance Schedule 0 368. often when pulling a trailer. under the trailer wheels. If the engine is the vehicle and the trailer can be 2. When possible. If the facing downhill or into traffic if The vehicle needs service more overheat warning comes on.2018 . grades.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic 3. dangerous. and during the trip. belts. Let up on the brake pedal. shift into P (Park). the vehicle could show signs similar to engine overheating. boils at a lower temperature than at normal altitudes. See Engine Overheating 0 295. let the engine run up and store the chocks. Apply and hold the brake pedal The vehicle can tow in D (Drive). while parked. the rig could start to move. Shift into a gear.

there are section. road grades.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 271 Engine Cooling When Trailer Weight of the Trailer Towing How heavy can a trailer safely be? The cooling system may temporarily Speed.crc ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The weight of the trailer tongue weight of additional optional . passengers and cargo in tires the tow vehicle must be subtracted from the maximum trailer weight. three important considerations that Maximum trailer weight is calculated have to do with weight: assuming only the driver is in the . and the amount of 0 295. tongue weight the vehicle can carry must be considered. The total weight on the vehicle's equipment. See “Weight of Trailer Towing the Trailer Tongue” later in this Before pulling a trailer.S. . altitude.2018 .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. special conditions. The . overheat during severe operating outside temperature. based upon the vehicle model and options. The weight of the trailer tow vehicle and it has all the required trailering equipment. Use the following chart to determine how much the vehicle can weigh. See Engine Overheating equipment.

too.5L Gas AWD 680 kg (1. The Gross the tongue load must be added to weight. If towing a trailer. an important weight to measure will also reduce the trailer weight the Trailering may be limited by the because it affects the total gross vehicle can tow.694 lb) Trailering Provisions † For trailers without trailer brakes the maximum trailer weight is 454 kg (1. and the people Vehicle Load Limits 0 209. After loading the trailer. passengers.467 lb) 1. any be carrying that weight.000 lb).Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.10/24/16 272 Driving and Operating Maximum Trailer GCWR* Weight with Trailer Vehicle Brakes† 1. Tongue weight cannot cause Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the the GVW because the vehicle will the vehicle to exceed the GVWR curb weight of the vehicle. vehicle's ability to carry tongue weight of the vehicle.6L Diesel. See Towing Equipment 0 273.0L Gas with V92 1590 kg (3.crc . If there are a lot of options. information or advice.500 lb) 2 580 kg (5. to see if the weights are equipment./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S. the RGAWR (Rear Gross Axle .500 lb) 2 380 kg (5. separately. * The Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) is the total allowable If a weight-carrying hitch or a weight of the completely loaded vehicle and trailer including any weight-distributing hitch is being passengers. weigh the Ask your dealer for trailering who will be riding in the vehicle. 2. which items around in the trailer.5L Gas FWD 680 kg (1. it will reduce the tongue might be made by moving some The tongue load (1) of any trailer is weight the vehicle can carry.2018 .687 lb) 2.247 lb) 1.500 lb) 2 480 kg (5. equipment and conversions. adjustments Weight of the Trailer Tongue the vehicle. The GCWR for the used. See (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) or cargo carried in it.0L Gas 680 kg (1. weigh 10 to 15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (2). If they are not. the trailer tongue (1) should vehicle should not be exceeded.505 lb) 3 490 kg (7. or cargo in proper. trailer and then the tongue. cargo.

2018 . The effect of Towing Equipment Leave enough slack so the rig can additional weight may reduce the turn. exceeding any of these ratings is to bumper-type hitches to it. These trailer hitch is installed? If so. total of the additional weight. Does the trailer have its own GCWR. and deadly Control (TSC) Load Limits 0 209 for more information. numbers can be found on the seal the holes when the hitch is Trailer Sway Certification label or see Vehicle removed. including the weight of the See Engine Exhaust 0 221. or the exhaust can get into the vehicle. brakes. If this is done. Use the correct hitch equipment./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . RGAWR. If using a Safety Chains that the trailer is swaying. do not go vehicle's brakes are automatically over the rear axle limit before Always attach chains between the applied. If the holes are not sealed. StabiliTrak system. Use weigh the vehicle and trailer.10/24/16 Driving and Operating 273 Weight Rating). GVWR. adjusted. The rear bumper on the vehicle the instructions for the trailer brakes Trailer Rating or Tongue Weight. Maximum brakes? Be sure to read and follow . Do not go over the carbon monoxide (CO) from the The vehicle has a Trailer Sway GVW limit for the vehicle. and not attach rental hitches or other maintained properly. do not tap into the vehicle's Total Weight on the Vehicle's brake system.S. the weight-distributing hitch. water. both Tires . only a frame-mounted hitch that Because the vehicle has antilock does not attach to the bumper. Never allow safety chains to trailering capacity more than the Hitches drag on the ground. dirt. . is not intended for hitches. safety chains under the tongue of the trailer to help prevent the tongue from contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Do The only way to be sure it is not so they are installed. Trailer Brakes It is important that the vehicle does See your dealer or a hitch dealer for not exceed any of its ratings — assistance. applying the weight distribution vehicle and the trailer.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Control (TSC) feature as part of the GAWR. Will any holes be made in the brake systems will not work well or Inflate the vehicle's tires to the body of the vehicle when the at all.crc . If TSC detects trailer tongue. upper limit for cold tires. Cross the spring bars.

to the DLC — such as an The vehicle has an airbag system. .crc .S. A device connected Electronic Stability Control 0 236.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. The Data Link Connector (DLC) is sway. Lamp 0 129. StabiliTrak will reduce engine used for vehicle service and torque to help slow the vehicle.2018 . This could affect vehicle Vehicle 0 87 and Adding Equipment operation and cause a crash. aftermarket fleet or Before attempting to add anything driver-behavior tracking device — electrical to the vehicle. Always check the TCS/StabiliTrak indicator light flashes to notify the driver to reduce { Warning with your dealer before adding speed. vehicle warranty. See Traction Control/ vehicle is not operating. to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle Such devices may also access 0 88. If the trailer continues to electrical equipment. See Malfunction Indicator vehicle's 12-volt battery. Emission Inspection/Maintenance Add-on equipment can drain the TSC will not function if StabiliTrak is testing./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . see may interfere with vehicle Servicing the Airbag-Equipped systems. information stored in the vehicle’s systems. even if the turned off.10/24/16 274 Driving and Operating Conversions and Caution Add-Ons Some electrical equipment can damage the vehicle or cause Add-On Electrical components to not work and Equipment would not be covered by the When TSC is applying the brakes.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .crc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Tires . 328 Engine Compartment Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 . . . . . . 304 When It Is Time for New Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Tire Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Park Brake and P (Park) Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Tire Terminology and California Perchlorate Headlamp Aiming Definitions . . . . . 298 Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 License Plate Lamp . . . . . . 292 Fuses and Circuit Breakers . 301 Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/25/16 Vehicle Care 275 Automatic Transmission Shift Vehicle Care Lock Control Function Wheels and Tires Tires . . . . . . . . 308 Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . 290 Electrical System Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .North America . 295 Engine Compartment Fuse Balance . . 332 Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . 330 Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Battery . . . . . . . . 330 Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 All-Season Tires . . . . . 324 Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Different Size Tires and Automatic Transmission Wheels . . . . . . 311 If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . 290 Electrical System Uniform Tire Quality Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . 307 Grading . . . . . . . 276 Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . 297 Block . . . . . . . . . . 319 65 Warning . . . . . . . 316 General Information Mechanism Check . . 322 Accessories and Bulb Replacement Tire Pressure Monitor Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 . . . . . 307 Wheel Alignment and Tire Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . 276 Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . .S. 277 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . . . . . . . 280 Taillamps . . . 278 LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Tire Pressure Monitor Doing Your Own High Intensity Discharge (HID) Operation . . . . . . . . . 303 Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 289 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . 302 Tire Designations . . 332 Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 Materials Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334 Washer Fluid . . . . . . . 334 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Rear Compartment Fuse Tire Sealant and All-Wheel Drive . . 315 Check . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Lighting . . . . 328 Hood . . . . . . . . . 301 Tire Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 Starter Switch Check . . . . . 316 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 Vehicle Checks Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . 297 Instrument Panel Fuse Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . 317 California Proposition Gas Strut(s) . . . . 300 Block . .

. .North America . . .crc . . . . . . including this one. . . seat belt pretensioners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floor Mats . . . . . Compact Spare Tire . and some component genuine GM parts and GM-trained wear by-products contain and/or Jump Starting and supported service people. .S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .North America Towing the Vehicle 0 350. .10/25/16 276 Vehicle Care Storing the Tire Sealant and General Information cause cancer and birth defects or Compressor Kit . .2018 ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . . . . . . . . . 350 Genuine GM parts have one of See Battery . may contain perchlorate materials. . . . . . . visit exhaust. Special handling may be necessary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 For service and parts needs. . . .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . . . . see www. Engine Tire Changing . 353 Recreational Vehicle California Perchlorate Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . .ca. . . . 65 Warning WARNING: Most motor vehicles. . Towing the Vehicle . . contain and/or emit chemicals known to the State of California to . . 349 your dealer. such as airbag Interior Care . . . .gov/hazardouswaste/ California Proposition perchlorate. . . . 343 other reproductive harm. . . . . . . . 362 initiators. 354 Materials Requirements Appearance Care Certain types of automotive Exterior Care . . For additional information. . . as well as many of its service parts and fluids. . . . . . 357 applications. . . . . You will receive many fluids. . . Jump Starting . . . many parts and systems. . 365 and lithium batteries contained in Remote Keyless Entry transmitters. . . emit these chemicals. . . . .dtsc. .North America 0 299 these marks: and Jump Starting . . . .

traction control. braking. for your vehicle before doing any by the vehicle warranty.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.crc . see Adding Equipment to the Damage to suspension components Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 88. It tells you much more about how to service the vehicle than this manual can. Always control. or parts. durability. It can be dangerous to work on aerodynamics. caused by modifying vehicle height If doing some of your own service outside of factory settings will not be work. This vehicle has an airbag system. and stability systems on the vehicle. see Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 87. and GM Accessories are designed to your vehicle if you do not have electronic systems like antilock complement and function with other the proper knowledge. including control Doing Your Own making modifications to the vehicle module or software modifications. emissions systems. service work./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . See your manual. manual. ride and vehicle warranty and may affect remaining warranty coverage for { Warning handling. service brakes. tools. To order the proper service manual. affected parts.10/25/16 Vehicle Care 277 Accessories and Damage to vehicle components Vehicle Checks resulting from modifications or the Modifications installation or use of non-GM Adding non-dealer accessories or certified parts. stability. Before attempting to do your own service work. including such things as airbags. These accessories or dealer to accessorize the vehicle follow owner’s manual procedures modifications could even cause using genuine GM Accessories and consult the service manual malfunction or damage not covered installed by a dealer technician. see Service Publications Ordering Information 0 395.S. Also. . is Service Work can affect vehicle performance and not covered under the terms of the safety. use the proper service covered by the vehicle warranty.2018 .

It is on the lower left side of the instrument 2. The handle is under the front edge of the hood near the center.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. or dipsticks. this symbol on it. Push the handle to the right and raise the hood. Caution Even small amounts of contamination can cause damage to vehicle systems.10/25/16 278 Vehicle Care Keep a record with all parts receipts Hood and list the mileage and the date of any service work performed./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .2018 . Do not allow contaminants to contact the fluids. .S. Pull the hood release lever with reservoir caps. Go to the front of the vehicle to panel between the door and find the secondary hood the steering wheel. 1.crc . See To open the hood: Maintenance Records 0 381. release handle.

4.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Before closing the hood.2018 . retainer. Check to make sure the hood is closed. Lift the hood to relieve pressure on the hood prop.crc .10/25/16 Vehicle Care 279 To close the hood: 1. release the hood from inside and repeat Steps 1–3. . Release the hood prop from its hood damage. Remove the hood prop from the slot on the underside of the hood and return the prop to its retainer.S. Lower the hood so that it is hood prop into the slot on the 30 cm (12 in) above the vehicle underside of the hood./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . The prop rod must click into place when returning it to the retainer to prevent 3. and release it so it fully latches. If not. located above the radiator. 2. be sure all the filler caps are properly installed. Securely place the 3.

S.10/25/16 280 Vehicle Care Engine Compartment Overview 1./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .2018 .5L Gas Engine .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.crc .

7. 5.10/25/16 Vehicle Care 281 1. See Washer Fluid 0 297. See Brake Fluid 0 298. 2.S. Engine Oil Fill Cap. 10. See Jump Starting . Remote Negative (−) Terminal. 6. Remote Positive (+) Terminal (Under Cover). 8.North America 0 299.North America 0 350. 11. 9. See Engine Oil 0 285./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine Oil 0 285. See Cooling System 0 292.crc . Battery . Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See Cooling System 0 292. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 290. Brake Fluid Reservoir.North America 0 350.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. Engine Cooling Fan. See Jump Starting . . Engine Compartment Fuse Block 0 308. 4. 3.2018 .

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.6L L4 Diesel Engine .crc ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .S.10/25/16 282 Vehicle Care 1.2018 .

/Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Remote Positive (+) Terminal (Under Cover). Brake Fluid Reservoir. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir.10/25/16 Vehicle Care 283 1. 2. See Cooling System 0 292. 3. See Engine Oil 0 285. 6. 8. 7. See Jump Starting . See Engine Oil 0 285.2018 . Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 290. Engine Oil Dipstick.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Engine Cooling Fan. .North America 0 350. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. Battery . 4. See Jump Starting . 10. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Washer Fluid 0 297.crc .North America 0 350. See Brake Fluid 0 298. 11. Remote Negative (−) Terminal.S. Engine Compartment Fuse Block 0 308. 5. 9.North America 0 299. See Cooling System 0 292.

0L Gas Engine .S.crc .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .10/25/16 284 Vehicle Care 2.

3. check the 7. Windshield Washer Fluid or too soon after engine shutoff Reservoir. Brake Fluid 0 298. in this section. Engine Oil 0 285. If the oil is not low and the (Under Cover). Engine Cooling Fan. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 290. Change the engine oil at the . See 6. appropriate time. careful attention must be paid to engine oil. 0 297. especially prior to a long trip. Engine Oil Dipstick. proper oil level. See proper specification and of the dipstick handle. Use engine oil approved to the Use a towel or glove to touch the 5.2018 .North America 0 350. Always dispose of engine oil the engine has been off for at See Jump Starting . it could burn you. See your investment: may be hot. If a low oil Driver Information Center (DIC) message displays. take Starting . Brake Fluid Reservoir. Cooling System 0 292. See Engine Compartment Overview To ensure proper engine 0 280 for the location. Engine Oil dipstick handle is a loop. Checking the Used Oil” in this section. To get an accurate reading. the vehicle on level ground. but { Warning important steps will help protect The engine oil dipstick handle 4. . properly.North America 0 350.S. Check the engine oil level after . Engine Coolant Surge Tank Engine Oil” and “When to Add service. See Engine Oil” in this section./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Engine Oil Fill Cap. 10. and Pressure Cap. park 9. See Washer Fluid Checking Engine Oil can result in incorrect readings. Remote Negative (−) Terminal. Following these simple.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Engine Compartment Fuse “Selecting the Right Engine Oil” Block 0 308. Remote Positive (+) Terminal . proper viscosity grade. See “Checking the vehicle to your dealer for 8. engine oil level on steep grades 11. See Jump regularly and maintain the low oil message remains on. Check the engine oil level regularly. performance and long life.North America 0 299.crc . The engine oil . See Engine Oil Life System 0 289. See Engine Oil 0 285.10/25/16 Vehicle Care 285 1. Follow these guidelines: Cooling System 0 292. . See 2. Check the engine oil level oil level. See “What to Do with least two hours. Accuracy improves when every 650 km (400 mi). Battery .

.6L L4 Diesel Engine be damaged. then push it has so much oil that the oil level back in all the way.crc . Do not add too much oil. i. Remove it again. add 1 L (1 qt) of the excess amount of oil. see Capacities and Add enough oil to put the level Specifications 0 383. the levels above or below the engine must be off for at least acceptable operating range 15 minutes if the engine is shown on the dipstick are harmful warm. recommended oil and then recheck the level. the engine could When to Add Engine Oil LH7 1.10/25/16 286 Vehicle Care checking a cold engine prior to starting.5L L4 Turbo Engine capacity. keeping the tip down.e.2018 . Remove the dipstick Caution and check the level. or at least 30 minutes if LTG 2. You should drain out the excess oil or limit driving If the oil is below the cross-hatched of the vehicle and seek a service area at the tip of the dipstick and the engine has been off for at least professional to remove the 15 minutes. For engine oil crankcase LYX 1. If unable to wait two hours..S. Push the dipstick all the way back in when through./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) .0L L4 Turbo Engine to the engine. and gets above the cross-hatched check the level. use. If you find that you the engine is not warm.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. wipe it with a clean operating range. See “Selecting the Right See Engine Compartment Overview Engine Oil” later in this section for 0 280 for the location of the engine an explanation of what kind of oil to oil fill cap. the engine paper towel or cloth. Oil . area that shows the proper operating range. Pull out have an oil level above the the dipstick. somewhere in the proper operating range.

5L turbo approved by GM as meeting the Engine oils that have been engine.gmdexos. See “Specification” earlier in this section. When selecting an oil of the appropriate viscosity grade. an SAE not available at an oil change or for 0W-30 oil may be used. engine oil for the LYX 1.S. dexos2 specification are marked approved by GM as meeting the with the dexos2 approved logo. in engine damage not covered by specification and viscosity grade: See Recommended Fluids and the vehicle warranty./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Operation: In an area of extreme dexos2 is unavailable: In the event cold. An oil of maintaining proper oil level.com.0L turbo with the dexos1 approved logo. you this viscosity grade will provide may use substitute engine oil that easier cold starting for the engine at meets ACEA C3 of the appropriate extremely low temperatures. where the temperature falls that dexos2-approved engine oil is below −29 °C (−20 °F).Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. engine oil for the LTG 2.com.2018 . Lubricants 0 378.gmdexos.crc . Specification Ask for and use engine oils that Specification Viscosity Grade meet the dexos2 specification. See engine. Ask for and use engine oils that Use SAE 0W-20 viscosity grade Engine oils that have been meet the dexos1 specification. viscosity grade. Cold Temperature Use of Substitute Engine Oils if www. .10/25/16 Vehicle Care 287 Selecting the Right Engine Oil Selecting the Right Engine Oil (Gasoline Engines) Caution (Diesel Engines) Selecting the right engine oil Failure to use the recommended Selecting the right engine oil depends on both the proper oil engine oil or equivalent can result depends on both the proper oil specification and viscosity grade. it is recommended to select an oil of the correct specification. See Use SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade dexos1 specification are marked www.

See environment. Wash or will provide easier cold starting for properly dispose of clothing or rags the engine at extremely low containing used engine oil. dispose of oil by putting it in the . If you change your “Specification” earlier in this section.crc ./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Do not let used oil stay on temperature falls below −29 °C your skin for very long.2018 . recommended engine oil can Engine oil system flushes are not result in engine damage not recommended and could cause covered by the vehicle warranty. own oil. used. be sure to drain all the oil See “Specification” earlier in this from the filter before disposal.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. An oil of this viscosity grade or a good hand cleaner.10/25/16 288 Vehicle Care Engine Oil Additives/Engine Caution Oil Flushes Use only engine oil that is Do not add anything to the oil. Clean your (−20 °F). Viscosity Grade What to Do with Used Oil Use SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade Used engine oil contains certain engine oil. engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty. elements that can be unhealthy for Cold Temperature Operation: In an your skin and could even cause area of extreme cold. where the cancer. Failure to use the engine protection. When selecting an oil manufacturer's warnings about the of the appropriate viscosity grade. it use and disposal of oil products.S. Never section. an SAE 0W-40 oil may be skin and nails with soap and water. See the temperatures. The approved to the dexos2 recommended oils meeting the specification or equivalent engine dexos specification are all that is oil as defined in the preceding needed for good performance and paragraph. is recommended to select an oil of Used oil can be a threat to the the correct specification.

indicates that an oil change is system can calculate the next necessary. If the display changes to 100%. See Ignition Positions include engine revolutions. Press and hold V for several into sewers. It is also displayed when the oil life When to Change Engine Oil important to check the oil regularly system is successfully reset. 100% OIL LIFE will be work and reset the system. the best conditions. the since the last oil change. Fully press and release the the system must be reset every time How to Reset the Engine Oil accelerator pedal three times the oil is changed. 2. For system whenever the oil is changed. or into streams or year. To reset the If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON OIL SOON message comes on. See Driver procedure.10/25/16 Vehicle Care 289 trash or pouring it on the ground./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . the oil must be 0 213. the oil life system may indicate that an oil . Life System within five seconds. changed at 5 000 km (3. A CHANGE ENGINE engine oil change. See Driver indicated can vary considerably. Display REMAINING OIL LIFE within the next 1 000 km (600 mi). and miles driven. the system must Life system. if driving under Information Center (DIC) 0 137. Display REMAINING OIL LIFE mileage at which an oil change is Remember to reset the oil life on the DIC menu. It is possible that. it engine oil is changed so that the the system is reset. Recycle it by taking be changed at least once a year display is active to reset the Oil it to a place that collects used oil. the engine oil life Change the oil as soon as possible 1. be reset. 3. system: message comes back on when the vehicle is started. Your dealer has trained Engine Oil Life System service people who will perform this 3. Repeat the on the DIC menu.S. temperature. 1.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 . change is not necessary for up to a 2. When the system has calculated Reset the system whenever the 4. engine accidentally. This is based level. the oil life system to work properly. system has not reset. The engine oil and filter must seconds while the Oil Life bodies of water. that oil life has been diminished.000 mi) Based on driving conditions. and. This vehicle has a computer system over the course of an oil drain The oil life system can also be reset that indicates when to change the interval and keep it at the proper as follows: engine oil and filter. Information Center (DIC) 0 137. Place the ignition in Service on a combination of factors which If the system is ever reset Mode. at this time.crc .

components are free of dirt and 1. Contact your Do not start the engine or have the dealer for additional information or engine running with the engine air the procedure can be found in the cleaner/filter housing open.crc . see Maintenance Schedule There is a special procedure for 0 368. To purchase a removing the engine air cleaner/ Diesel Engine and 2. and be sure to use the fluid 1. dust and dirt. filter. Electrical Connector listed in Maintenance Schedule the engine air cleaner/filter (away 0 368. Open the hood. How to Check Automatic passenger side of the vehicle. See Hood from the vehicle). see Service filter.5L Gas Engine Shown. Before 1. cleaner/filter: transmission fluid level. cleaner/filter for damage. Inspect the engine air Lubricants 0 378. 1.0L Gas service manual. and . to release loose listed in Recommended Fluids and 0 278./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . this should be done at your dealer. If a leak Cleaner/Filter occurs.6L service manual.S.10/25/16 290 Vehicle Care Automatic Transmission Engine Air Cleaner/Filter replace if damaged. See Transmission Fluid Engine Compartment Overview To inspect or replace the engine air It is not necessary to check the 0 280.2018 . make sure that the engine air Engine Similar Publications Ordering Information cleaner/filter housing and nearby 0 395. A transmission fluid leak is the only When to Inspect the Engine Air reason for fluid loss. Air Duct Clamp Change the fluid at the intervals cleaner/filter. Do not clean the engine air cleaner/filter or Fluid The engine air cleaner/filter is in the components with water or engine compartment on the compressed air. Screws debris. Remove the engine air 2. Lightly tap and shake 3.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. checking and changing the How to Inspect the Engine Air transmission fluid. take the vehicle to your For intervals on changing and dealer and have it repaired as soon inspecting the engine air cleaner/ as possible. Because this Cleaner/Filter procedure is difficult.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/25/16

Vehicle Care 291

2. Loosen the screw on the air 1. Align the air cleaner/filter with
duct clamp (2) and remove the the indicated point on the base Warning (Continued)
air duct hose from the cover. of the air cleaner/filter housing
and install the air cleaner/filter. helps to stop flames if the engine
3. Remove the four screws (1) backfires. Use caution when
and remove the air cleaner/ The outer air cleaner/filter seal
must be fitted properly in the working on the engine and do not
filter cover, keeping the wiring drive with the air cleaner/filter off.
harness electrical connector (3) air cleaner/filter housing.
connected to the sensor. 2. Align the air cleaner/filter
4. Pull straight up on the cover, housing cover tabs to the air
and while holding the cover, cleaner/filter housing. Caution
remove the air cleaner/filter. 3. Install the air cleaner/filter
If the air cleaner/filter is off, dirt
5. Inspect or replace the air housing cover using the four
screws. can easily get into the engine,
cleaner/filter. which could damage it. Always
4. Slide the air duct onto the have the air cleaner/filter in place
How to Reinstall the Engine cover assembly and tighten the when driving.
Air Cleaner/Filter screw on the air duct clamp.
5. Verify that the wiring harness
connector is fully connected to
the sensor on the air cleaner/
filter housing.

{ Warning
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner/filter off can cause you or
others to be burned. The air
cleaner not only cleans the air; it
(Continued)

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/25/16

292 Vehicle Care

Cooling System

1.6L Diesel Engine 2.0L Gas Engine
1.5L Gas Engine 1. Engine Cooling Fan (Out 1. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View) of View)
1. Engine Cooling Fan (Out 2. Engine Coolant Surge Tank 2. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
of View) and Pressure Cap and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
{ Warning
An underhood electric fan can
start up even when the engine is
not running and can cause injury.
Keep hands, clothing, and tools
away from any underhood
electric fan.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/25/16

Vehicle Care 293

If the coolant inside the coolant overheating, the fan should be What to Use
surge tank is boiling, do not do running. If it is not, the vehicle
anything else until it cools down.
The vehicle should be parked on a
needs service. Turn off the engine. { Warning
level surface. Caution Plain water, or other liquids such
The coolant level should be at the as alcohol, can boil before the
top rib on the middle of the tank. If it Do not use anything other than a proper coolant mixture will. With
is not, the vehicle may have a leak mix of dexcool coolant that meets plain water or the wrong mixture,
at the radiator hoses, heater hoses, GM Standard GMW3420 and the engine could get too hot but
radiator, water pump, or somewhere clean, drinkable water. Anything there would not be an overheat
else in the cooling system. else can cause damage to the warning. The engine could catch
vehicle’s engine cooling system fire and you or others could be
{ Warning and vehicle, which would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
burned.

Do not touch heater or radiator
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean,
hoses, or other engine parts. Engine Coolant drinkable water and dexcool
They can be very hot and can
The engine cooling system in the coolant. If using this mixture,
burn you. Do not run the engine if nothing else needs to be added.
there is a leak; all coolant could vehicle are filled with dexcool
engine coolant mixture. This coolant This mixture:
leak out. That could cause an
engine fire and can burn you. Fix needs to be checked and changed . Gives freezing protection down
any leak before driving the at appropriate levels. to −37 °C (−34 °F), outside
vehicle. See Recommended Fluids and temperature.
Lubricants 0 378 and Maintenance . Gives boiling protection up to
Schedule 0 368.
129 °C (265 °F), engine
If there seems to be no leak, with
The following explains the cooling temperature.
the engine on, check to see if the
systems and how to check and add . Protects against rust and
electric engine cooling fan is
coolant when it is low. If there is a
running. If the engine is corrosion.
problem with engine overheating,
see Engine Overheating 0 295. . Will not damage aluminum parts.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/25/16

294 Vehicle Care
. Helps keep the proper engine How to Add Coolant to the
temperature. Surge Tank

Caution { Warning
Do not use anything other than a Spilling coolant on hot engine
mix of dexcool coolant that meets parts can burn you. Coolant
GM Standard GMW3420 and contains ethylene glycol and it will
clean, drinkable water. Anything burn if the engine parts are hot
else can cause damage to the enough.
vehicle’s engine cooling system
and vehicle, which would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty. Check to see if coolant is visible in
the coolant surge tank. If the coolant { Warning
Never dispose of engine coolant by inside the coolant surge tank is
Steam and scalding liquids from a
putting it in the trash, pouring it on boiling, do not do anything else until
it cools down. If coolant is visible hot cooling system are under
the ground, or pouring into sewers, pressure. Turning the pressure
streams, or bodies of water. Have but the coolant level mark is not
visible, add a 50/50 mixture of cap, even a little, can cause them
the coolant changed by an to come out at high speed and
authorized service center, familiar clean, drinkable water and dexcool
coolant at the coolant surge tank to you could be burned. Never turn
with legal requirements regarding
the top rib on the middle of the tank, the cap when the cooling system,
used coolant disposal. This will help
but be sure the cooling system is including the pressure cap, is hot.
protect the environment and your
health. cool before this is done. See Engine Wait for the cooling system and
Overheating 0 295. pressure cap to cool.
Checking Coolant The coolant surge tank is located in
The vehicle must be on a level the engine compartment on the
surface when checking the coolant driver side of the vehicle. See
level. Engine Compartment Overview
0 280.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/25/16

Vehicle Care 295

Caution
3. Fill the coolant surge tank with Engine Overheating
the proper mixture to the mark
pointed to on the front of the The vehicle has an engine coolant
Failure to follow the specific coolant surge tank. temperature gauge on the
coolant fill procedure could cause instrument cluster and overheat
the engine to overheat and could 4. With the coolant surge tank messages in the Driver Information
cause system damage. If coolant pressure cap off, start the Center (DIC) to warn of engine
is not visible in the surge tank, engine and let it run until you overheating. See Engine Coolant
contact your dealer. can feel the upper radiator Temperature Gauge 0 126. The DIC
hose getting hot. Watch out for also displays overheat messages.
the engine cooling fans. By this
time, the coolant level inside The decision may be made not to lift
the coolant surge tank may be the hood when the engine coolant
lower. If the level is lower, add temperature gauge is in the
more of the proper mixture to overheat zone or an engine
the coolant surge tank until the overheat DIC message displays, but
level reaches the mark pointed instead to get service help right
to on the front of the coolant away. See Roadside Assistance
The coolant surge tank pressure surge tank. Program 0 390.
cap can be removed when the If the decision to lift the hood is
cooling system, including the surge 5. Replace the pressure cap
tightly. made, make sure the vehicle is
tank pressure cap and upper parked on a level surface. Then
radiator hose, is no longer hot. check to see if the engine cooling
Caution fan is running. If the engine is
1. Turn the pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise. If a hiss is If the pressure cap is not tightly overheating, the fan should be
heard, wait for that to stop. installed, coolant loss and engine running. If it is not, do not continue
A hiss means there is still to run the engine, and have the
damage may occur. Be sure the
some pressure left. vehicle serviced.
cap is properly and tightly
2. Keep turning the pressure cap secured.
slowly and remove it.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/25/16

296 Vehicle Care

If No Steam Is Coming from If the engine coolant temperature
Caution the Engine Compartment gauge is no longer in the overheat
zone or an overheat DIC message
Do not run the engine if there is a If the engine coolant temperature no longer displays, the vehicle can
leak in the engine cooling system. gauge is in the overheat zone or an be driven. Continue to drive the
This can cause a loss of all engine overheat DIC message is vehicle slowly for about 10 minutes.
coolant and can damage the displayed but no steam can be seen Keep a safe distance from the
system and vehicle. Have any or heard, the problem may not be vehicle in front. If the engine coolant
leaks fixed right away. too serious. Sometimes the engine temperature gauge does not go
can get a little too hot when the back to the overheat zone or an
vehicle: overheat DIC message does not
If Steam Is Coming from the
. Climbs a long hill on a hot day. display, continue to drive normally
Engine Compartment and have the cooling system
. Stops after high-speed driving.
checked for proper fill and function.
{ Warning . Idles for long periods in traffic.
If the engine coolant temperature
Steam and scalding liquids from a . Tows a trailer. gauge is still in the overheat zone or
hot cooling system are under If the engine coolant temperature an overheat DIC message still
pressure. Turning the pressure gauge is in the overheat zone and displays, pull over, stop, and park
cap, even a little, can cause them an overheat DIC message is the vehicle right away. If overheat
to come out at high speed and displayed with no sign of steam: messages appear repeatedly, see
your dealer.
you could be burned. Never turn 1. Turn the air conditioning off.
the cap when the cooling system, If there is no sign of steam, idle the
including the pressure cap, is hot. 2. Turn the heater on to the engine for three minutes while
Wait for the cooling system and highest temperature and to the parked. If the engine coolant
highest fan speed. Open the temperature gauge is still in the
pressure cap to cool.
windows as necessary. overheat zone or an overheat DIC
3. When it is safe to do so, pull off message displays, turn off the
the road, shift to P (Park) or engine until it cools down.
N (Neutral), and let the
engine idle.

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/25/16

Vehicle Care 297

Washer Fluid Caution Caution (Continued)
What to Use
. Do not use washer fluid that freezing occurs, which could
When windshield washer fluid is contains any type of water damage the tank if it is
needed, be sure to read the repellent coating. This can completely full.
manufacturer's instructions before cause the wiper blades to
use. If operating the vehicle in an chatter or skip.
area where the temperature may fall Brakes
. Do not use engine coolant
below freezing, use a fluid that has Disc brake pads have built-in wear
sufficient protection against (antifreeze) in the
windshield washer. It can indicators that make a high-pitched
freezing. warning sound when the brake pads
damage the windshield
Adding Washer Fluid washer system and paint. are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or can
. Do not mix water with be heard all the time when the
ready-to-use washer fluid. vehicle is moving, except when
Water can cause the applying the brake pedal firmly.
solution to freeze and
damage the washer fluid
tank and other parts of the { Warning
washer system.
The brake wear warning sound
Open the cap with the washer . When using concentrated means that soon the brakes will
symbol on it. Add washer fluid until washer fluid, follow the
the tank is full. See Engine not work well. That could lead to
manufacturer instructions for a crash. When the brake wear
Compartment Overview 0 280 for adding water.
reservoir location. warning sound is heard, have the
. Fill the washer fluid tank vehicle serviced.
only three-quarters full when
it is very cold. This allows
for fluid expansion if
(Continued)

Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada/Mexico-
10446639) - 2018 - crc - 10/25/16

298 Vehicle Care

Replacing Brake System Parts Checking Brake Fluid
Caution
Always replace brake system parts With the vehicle in P (Park) on a
Continuing to drive with worn-out with new, approved replacement level surface, the brake fluid level
brake pads could result in costly parts. If this is not done, the brakes should be between the minimum
brake repair. may not work properly. The braking and maximum marks on the brake
performance expected can change fluid reservoir.
in many other ways if the wrong There are only two reasons why the
Some driving conditions or climates replacement brake parts are
can cause a brake squeal when the brake fluid level in the reservoir may
installed or if parts are improperly go down:
brakes are first applied or lightly installed.
applied. This does not mean . Normal brake lining wear. When
something is wrong with the brakes. new linings are installed, the
Brake Fluid
Properly torqued wheel nuts are fluid level goes back up.
necessary to help prevent brake . A fluid leak in the brake
pulsation. When tires are rotated, hydraulic system. Have the
inspect brake pads for wear and brake hydraulic system fixed.
evenly tighten wheel nuts in the With a leak, the brakes will not
proper sequence to torque work well.
specifications. See Capacities and
Always clean the brake fluid
Specifications 0 383.
The brake master cylinder reservoir reservoir cap and the area around
Brake pads should be replaced as is filled with GM approved DOT 3 the cap before removing it.
complete sets. brake fluid as indicated on the
Do not top off the brake fluid.
reservoir cap. See Engine
Brake Pedal Travel Adding fluid does not correct a leak.
Compartment Overview 0 280 for
If fluid is added when the linings are
See your dealer if the brake pedal the location of the reservoir.
worn, there will be too much fluid
does not return to normal height, when new brake linings are
or if there is a rapid increase in installed. Add or remove fluid, as
pedal travel. This could be a sign necessary, only when work is done
that brake service may be required. on the brake hydraulic system.

the brake warning light comes If brake fluid is spilled on the { Warning on. See Fluids and Lubricants 0 378.8 volts. some chargers have an the vehicle could be damaged. Always use the AGM battery setting on the charger. 65 Warning 0 276.North America cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. it The wrong or contaminated brake battery will result in reduced 12-volt can spill on the engine and burn. to 14. to limit charge voltage system.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. . terminals. compounds. If available. This could result in battery charger on the 12-volt AGM or others could be burned. WASH HANDS AFTER Refer to the replacement number HANDLING. and the loss of braking leading to a battery. use the AGM setting on done on the brake hydraulic the charger. Do not remove What to Add the State of California to cause the cap and do not add fluid. You brake system. Engine Compartment Overview 0 280 for battery location./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Add brake fluid only when work is proper GM approved brake fluid. and related Brake fluid absorbs water over time Immediately wash off any painted accessories contain lead and lead which degrades the effectiveness of surface. See Recommended See California Proposition when a new battery is needed.10/25/16 Vehicle Care 299 The vehicle has an Absorbing Glass { Warning { Warning Mat (AGM) 12-volt battery.2018 . See Brake System Warning vehicle's painted surfaces. Follow the charger manufacture's instructions. Use only GM approved DOT 3 cancer. sealed shown on the original battery label container. Batteries also Maintenance Schedule 0 368. See Battery .crc . The original equipment battery is contain other chemicals known to maintenance free. paint finish can be damaged. When using a 12-volt if the engine is hot enough. Replace brake fluid the State of California to cause at the specified intervals to prevent increased stopping distance. Caution When the brake fluid falls to a low level. Installation of a standard 12-volt If too much brake fluid is added. possible injury. brake fluid from a clean. fluid could result in damage to the battery life. chemicals known to the brake fluid. the Light 0 131.S. WARNING: Battery posts.

Before starting this check. ignition on. If the vehicle black. It should be charger. Be All-Wheel Drive the engine immediately if it ready to apply the regular Transfer Case starts. but do not start the engine. Apply the parking brake. See Jump Starting - { Warning Function Check North America 0 350 for tips on When you are doing this working around a battery without inspection./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . be injured. turn the maintenance unless there is a fluid only in P (Park) or N (Neutral).S. around the vehicle. With the engine off. move suddenly. pedal. If the vehicle When you are doing this moves. running down. Batteries have acid that can burn Starter Switch Check Automatic Transmission you and gas that can explode. Infrequent Usage: Remove the move suddenly. Apply both the parking brake sure there is enough room battery or use a battery trickle and the regular brake.2018 . Before starting this check. The vehicle should start 3. try to move the . you or others could be battery to keep the battery from 1. Do not use the accelerator parked on a level surface. service. If required.10/25/16 300 Vehicle Care Vehicle Storage leak or unusual noise. If the vehicle starts in any other have the transfer case serviced by position. the vehicle could injured. transfer case fluid does not require gear. Try to start the engine in each begins to move. Shift Lock Control You can be badly hurt if you are not careful. negative (−) cable from the moves. contact your dealer for { Warning your dealer. the vehicle could { Warning getting hurt. and be ready to turn off 2. negative (−) cable from the 2.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. you or others could be inspection.crc . 1. Under normal driving conditions. Without applying the regular brake. brake immediately if the vehicle 3. sure there is enough room Extended Storage: Remove the around the vehicle. be black.

/Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . For proper type and length.S. Then release the windshield. parking brake followed by the { Warning regular brake. Replacement the vehicle could begin to move. vehicle facing downhill. required. Keeping your foot on the regular brake. see Maintenance Park on a fairly steep hill. set the parking brake. roll. Do not allow Park Brake and P (Park) With the engine running.crc . To check the parking brake's Allowing the wiper arm to touch holding ability: With the engine the windshield when no wiper running and the transmission in blade is installed could damage N (Neutral). Caution . If the shift lever pedal. To check the P (Park) occurs would not be covered by mechanism's holding ability: the vehicle warranty. Front Wiper Blade Contact your dealer if service is When you are doing this check. shift to the wiper arm to touch the Mechanism Check P (Park). contact held by the parking brake only.10/25/16 Vehicle Care 301 shift lever out of P (Park) with pressure from the regular brake normal effort.2018 . Any damage that . your dealer for service. Do this until the vehicle is Caution (Continued) moves out of P (Park). 1. Be ready to apply the regular See Maintenance Schedule 0 368.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. with the Replacement Parts 0 379. different types and are removed in different ways. Pull the wiper assembly away Windshield wiper blades should be from the windshield. Make sure there is room in front of the vehicle in case it begins to inspected for wear and cracking. the windshield. To replace the wiper blade: You or others could be injured Wiper Blade Replacement and property could be damaged. brake at once should the vehicle Replacement blades come in begin to move. slowly remove foot (Continued) .

blade assembly (3). Lift up on the latch in the 2. position. pull the 3. from the blade assembly. Check to make sure the hood/trunk/liftgate is held open with enough force. . assembly. If the gas struts that hold open have a cover for protection. or other damage periodically. do not operate unsnap. 1. Push the release lever (2) to If struts are failing to hold the cover and push upward to disengage the hook and push hood/trunk/liftgate. Push the new blade assembly middle of the wiper blade wiper blade tip to unhook it securely on the wiper arm until where the wiper arm attaches. and/or liftgate fail. Visually inspect the gas struts for signs of wear. trunk. Remove the cover. windshield far enough to Gas Strut(s) ensure that the cover hook release it from the J-hooked slides into the slot in the blade The vehicle may be equipped with end of the wiper arm. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service immediately. Snap the cover down to trunk/liftgate system in full open 5. cracks.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.2018 . the hood./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . Lift the wiper arm away from { Warning The rear wiper blade and wiper arm the windshield.crc . lifting and holding open the hood/ 5. After wiper blade replacement. wiper blade down toward the 4. the release lever clicks into 3. blade replacement. place. Slide the cover toward the 3. Remove the wiper blade. Slide a plastic tool under the 2. Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper secure. To remove the cover: you or others could be seriously injured. To replace the wiper blade: Rear Wiper Blade Replacement 1. With the latch open. the wiper arm (1) out of the and have the vehicle serviced. gas strut(s) to provide assistance in 4.S.10/25/16 302 Vehicle Care 2.

Trunk Hood Liftgate .10/25/16 Vehicle Care 303 Caution Headlamp Aiming Headlamp aim has been preset and Do not apply tape or hang any should need no further adjustment. objects from gas struts. If adjustment to the headlamps is necessary. see your dealer. the vehicle.2018 .Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. Also do not push down or pull on gas If the vehicle is damaged in a crash. See Maintenance Schedule 0 368. struts.S./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . This may cause damage to the headlamp aim may be affected.crc .

remove the battery cover. Have your { Warning dealer or a qualified technician service them. the beam might be a 1./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . If you try to service any of the system Halogen Bulbs components. contact (HID) lighting system operates at your dealer. .crc . assembly. a very high voltage. 0 278. To replace one of the headlamp on the bulb package. bulbs: LED Lighting 1. Be sure been replaced. You or After an HID headlamp bulb has others could be injured. Open the hood. you could be seriously injured. For the driver side bulb.S.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. This is normal.10/25/16 304 Vehicle Care Bulb Replacement High Intensity Discharge Headlamps For the proper type of replacement (HID) Lighting bulbs. Passenger gas inside and can burst if you Side Similar drop or scratch the bulb. See Hood This vehicle has several LED lamps. contact your dealer. Headlamp to read and follow the instructions slightly different shade than it was originally.2018 . Halogen bulbs have pressurized Driver Side Shown. For replacement of any LED lighting 2. Remove the windshield washer bottle filler neck by firmly pulling it straight up and out of the bottle. { Warning For any bulb changing procedure The High Intensity Discharge not listed in this section. see Replacement Bulbs 0 306.

Make 0 44.Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U. securing the taillamp assembly. Open the liftgate. For the driver side. Pull the taillamp assembly out back of the headlamp Taillamps of the vehicle body. assembly. Install a new bulb in the lamp 8. 2. assembly by turning it 5. Remove the two screws remove the air cleaner cover. Pull the bulb straight out of the counterclockwise. sure that the filler neck clip 2. Turn the bulb socket connector. connector.10/25/16 Vehicle Care 305 For the passenger side. the upper tie-bar. Driver Side Shown. Stoplamp/Taillamp/Rear 9./Canada/Mexico- 10446639) . reinstall the Turn Signal battery cover. Disconnect the lamp wiring counterclockwise. Remove the bulb from the lamp it out. reinstall the air cleaner cover. Connect the electrical turn it clockwise. back of the headlamp assembly by turning it 1.S.crc . . 9. Disconnect the electrical 6. 6. Remove the cover from the 4. Remove the two screw covers engages into the bracket on from the taillamp assembly. Replace the cover from the Side Similar the lamp assembly. Push the bulb socket in and 7. Reinstall the To replace one of these lamps: windshield washer bottle filler neck by firmly pushing it 1. Install the new bulb. For the passenger side. socket. 4. counterclockwise and pull 5.