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  • Black plate (1,1)Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual - 2012

    2012 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual M

    In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4Vehicle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15Performance andMaintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19

    Keys, Doors, andWindows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1Keys and Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12Vehicle Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14Exterior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15Interior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21

    Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . 3-1Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33

    Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . 4-1Additional StorageFeatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2

    Instruments and Controls . . . . 5-1Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2Warning Lights, Gauges, andIndicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7

    Information Displays . . . . . . . . . . 5-23Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . 5-34

    Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5Lighting Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6

    Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . 7-1Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12Audio Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-18Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-23Trademarks and LicenseAgreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35

    Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1Climate Control Systems . . . . . . 8-1Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6

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    2012 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual M

    Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . 9-1Driving Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2Starting and Operating . . . . . . . 9-15Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 9-29Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . 9-33Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-35Ride Control Systems . . . . . . . . 9-37Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-40Object Detection Systems . . . . 9-42Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-44Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-48Conversions andAdd-Ons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-55

    Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1General Information . . . . . . . . . . 10-2Vehicle Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . 10-29Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-29Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-35Wheels and Tires . . . . . . . . . . . 10-42Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-80Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-83Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . 10-86

    Service and Maintenance . . . 11-1General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 11-3Special ApplicationServices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9

    Additional Maintenanceand Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-10

    Recommended Fluids,Lubricants, and Parts . . . . . . 11-13

    Maintenance Records . . . . . . . 11-16

    Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1Vehicle Identification . . . . . . . . . 12-1Vehicle Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2

    Customer Information . . . . . . . 13-1Customer Information . . . . . . . . 13-1Reporting Safety Defects . . . . 13-13Vehicle Data Recording andPrivacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14

    Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i-1

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    Introduction iii

    The names, logos, emblems,slogans, vehicle model names,and vehicle body designs appearingin this manual including, but notlimited to, GM, the GM logo,CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLETEmblem, and CRUZE aretrademarks and/or service marksof General Motors LLC, itssubsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.

    This manual describes features thatmay or may not be on your specificvehicle either because they areoptions that you did not purchase ordue to changes subsequent to theprinting of this owner manual.Please refer to the purchasedocumentation relating to yourspecific vehicle to confirm each ofthe features found on your vehicle.For vehicles first sold in Canada,substitute the name GeneralMotors of Canada Limited forChevrolet Motor Division whereverit appears in this manual.

    Keep this manual in the vehicle forquick reference.

    Canadian Vehicle Owners

    Propritaires Canadiens

    A French language copy of thismanual can be obtained from yourdealer or from:

    On peut obtenir un exemplaire dece guide en franais auprs duconcessionnaire ou l'adressesuivante:

    Helm, IncorporatedP.O. Box 07130Detroit, MI 48207

    1-800-551-4123Numro de poste 6438 de languefranaisewww.helminc.com

    Litho in U.S.A.Part No. 20935335 A First Printing 2011 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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    iv Introduction

    Using this ManualTo quickly locate information aboutthe vehicle, use the Index in theback of the manual. It is analphabetical list of what is in themanual and the page number whereit can be found.

    Danger, Warnings, andCautionsWarning messages found on vehiclelabels and in this manual describehazards and what to do to avoid orreduce them.

    Danger indicates a hazard with ahigh level of risk which will result inserious injury or death.

    Warning or Caution indicates ahazard that could result in injuryor death.

    { WARNINGThese mean there is somethingthat could hurt you or otherpeople.

    Notice: This means there issomething that could result inproperty or vehicle damage. Thiswould not be covered by thevehicle's warranty.

    A circle with a slash through itis a safety symbol which meansDo Not, Do not do this, orDo not let this happen.

    SymbolsThe vehicle has components andlabels that use symbols instead oftext. Symbols are shown along withthe text describing the operation orinformation relating to a specificcomponent, control, message,gauge, or indicator.

    M : This symbol is shown whenyou need to see your owner manualfor additional instructions orinformation.

    * : This symbol is shown whenyou need to see a service manualfor additional instructions orinformation.

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    Introduction v

    Vehicle Symbol Chart

    Here are some additional symbolsthat may be found on the vehicleand what they mean. For moreinformation on the symbol, refer tothe Index.

    9 : Airbag Readiness Light# : Air Conditioning! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)% : Audio Steering Wheel Controlsor OnStar

    $ : Brake System Warning Light

    " : Charging SystemI : Cruise ControlB : Engine Coolant TemperatureO : Exterior Lamps# : Fog Lamps. : Fuel Gauge+ : Fuses3 : Headlamp High/Low-BeamChanger

    j : LATCH System ChildRestraints

    * : Malfunction Indicator Lamp: : Oil Pressure} : Power

    / : Remote Vehicle Start

    > : Safety Belt Reminders7 : Tire Pressure Monitord : Traction Control/Stabilitrak

    M : Windshield Washer Fluid

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    vi Introduction

    2 NOTES

  • Black plate (1,1)Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual - 2012

    In Brief 1-1

    In Brief

    Instrument PanelInstrument Panel Overview . . . . 1-2

    Initial Drive InformationInitial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4

    Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 1-5Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 1-9Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9Passenger SensingSystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10

    Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10

    Steering WheelAdjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11

    Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . 1-13Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15

    Vehicle FeaturesRadio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . 1-17Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . 1-17Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18Driver InformationCenter (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18

    Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . . 1-19Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19

    Performance and MaintenanceTraction ControlSystem (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19

    StabiliTrak System . . . . . . . . . 1-20Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . 1-20Tire Sealant andCompressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20

    Engine Oil Life Sy