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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

  • Black plate (3,1)Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual - 2012

    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

  • Black plate (6,1)Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual - 2012

    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 System . . . . . . 1-21Driving for Better FuelEconomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21

    Roadside AssistanceProgram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22

    OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22

  • Black plate (2,1)Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual - 2012

    1-2 In Brief

    Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel Overview

  • Black plate (3,1)Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual - 2012

    In Brief 1-3

    A. Exterior Lamp Controls onpage 61.

    Front Fog Lamps on page 64(If Equipped).

    Instrument Panel IlluminationControl on page 65.

    B. Air Vents on page 86.

    C. Headlamp High/Low-BeamChanger on page 62.

    Turn and LaneChange Lever.See Turn and Lane-ChangeSignals on page 64.

    Driver Information Center (DIC)Buttons. See Driver InformationCenter (DIC) on page 523.

    D. Instrument Cluster on page 58.

    E. Horn on page 53.

    F. Driver Information Center (DIC)on page 523.

    G. Steering Wheel Controls onpage 52.

    H. Windshield Wiper/Washer onpage 53.

    I. Infotainment on page 72.

    Satellite Radio on page 714(If Equipped).

    J. Infotainment Display Screen.

    K. Instrument Panel Storage onpage 41.

    L. Light Sensor. See AutomaticHeadlamp System on page 63.

    M. Passenger Airbag. See WhereAre the Airbags? on page 321.

    N. Hood Release. See Hood onpage 104.

    O. Data Link Connector (DLC)(Out of View). See MalfunctionIndicator Lamp on page 513.

    P. Instrument Panel Fuse Block onpage 1040.

    Q. Cruise Control on page 940.

    R. Steering Wheel Adjustment onpage 52.

    S. Driver Airbag. See Where Arethe Airbags? on page 321.

    T. Ignition Switch or KeylessIgnition Button (If Equipped).See Ignition Positions (KeyAccess) on page 915 orIgnition Positions (KeylessAccess) on page 918.

    U. Driver Knee Airbag. See WhereAre the Airbags? on page 321.

    V. Power Door Locks onpage 211.

    W. Hazard Warning Flashers onpage 63.

    X. Shift Lever. See AutomaticTransmission on page 929 orManual Transmission onpage 933.

    Y. Traction Control System (TCS)on page 937.

    StabiliTrak System onpage 938.

  • Black plate (4,1)Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual - 2012

    1-4 In Brief

    Z. Climate Control Systems onpage 81 (If Equipped).

    Automatic Climate ControlSystem on page 83(If Equipped).

    Heated Front Seats on page 37(If Equipped).

    AA. Passenger Airbag StatusIndicator on page 512.

    AB. Passenger Knee Airbag. SeeWhere Are the Airbags? onpage 321.

    Initial DriveInformationThis section provides a briefoverview about some of theimportant features that may or maynot be on your specific vehicle.

    For more detailed information, referto each of the features which can befound later in this owner manual.

    Remote Keyless Entry(RKE) SystemThe Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)transmitter will work up to 20 m(65 ft) away from the vehicle.

    RKE Transmitter with RemoteStart Shown

    Press the key release button toextend the key blade. The key canbe used for the ignition and alllocks.

    Press K to unlock the driver door orall doors.

    Press Q to lock all doors.Lock and unlock feedback can bepersonalized. See VehiclePersonalization on page 534.

  • Black plate (5,1)Chevrolet Cruze Owner Manual - 2012

    In Brief 1-5

    Press and holdV briefly to openthe trunk.

    Press and hold 7 briefly to locatethe vehicle.

    Press and hold 7 for at leasttwo seconds to sound thepanic alarm.

    Press 7 again to cancel thepanic alarm.

    See Keys on page 22 and RemoteKeyless Entry (RKE) SystemOperation on page 23.

    Remote Vehicle StartFor vehicles with this feature, theengine can be started from outsidethe vehicle.

    Starting the Vehicle

    1. Aim the RKE transmitter atthe vehicle.

    2. Press and release Q.3. Immediately after completing

    Step 2, press and hold/ untilthe turn signal lamps flash, or forabout two seconds if the vehicleis not in view.

    When the engine starts, the parkinglamps will turn on and remain on aslong as the engine is running. Thedoors will be locked and the climatecontrol system may come on.

    The engine will continue to run for10 minutes. Repeat the steps for a10-minute time extension. Remotestart can be extended only once.

    Canceling a Remote Start

    To cancel a remote start, do one ofthe following:. Aim the RKE transmitter at

    the vehicle and press andhold/ until the parking lampsturn off.

    . Turn on the hazard warningflashers.

    . Turn the vehicle on and then off.

    See Remote Vehicle Start onpage 29.

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    1-6 In Brief

    Door LocksTo lock or unlock the vehicle fromoutside, use the Remote KeylessEntry (RKE) transmitter or the key.From inside the vehicle, use thepower door lock switch.

    See Door Locks on page 210.

    Power Door Locks

    The power door lock switch is onthe instrument panel.

    K : Press to unlock the doors.

    Q : Press to lock the doors.See Power Door Locks onpage 211.

    Safety Locks

    The rear door safety locks preventpassengers from opening the reardoors from inside the vehicle.

    Presso { to activate the safetylocks on the rear doors. The LEDlight (A) comes on when activated.

    The rear door power windows arealso disabled.

    Presso { again to deactivate thelockout switch.

    If the LED light flashes, the featuremay not be working properly.

    See Safety Locks on page 212.

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    In Brief 1-7

    Seat Adjustment

    Manual Front Seats

    To adjust a manual seat:

    1. Pull the handle at the front ofthe seat.

    2. Slide the seat to the desiredposition and release the handle.

    3. Try to move the seat backand forth to be sure it islocked in place.

    Seat Height Adjuster

    If available, move the lever up ordown to manually raise or lowerthe seat.

    Seat Cushion Tilt Feature

    Six-Way Manual Seat Shown,Four-Way Similar

    If available, move the l...

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