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2010 Buick LaCrosse Manual

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  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2010 Buick LaCrosse Owner Manual M Keys, Doors and Windows ...1-1 Keys and Locks ...1-2 Doors ...1-11 Vehicle Security...1-13 Exterior Mirrors ...1-15 Interior Mirrors ...1-16 Windows ...1-17 Roof ...1-19 Seats and Restraints ...2-1 Head Restraints ...2-2 Front Seats ...2-3 Rear Seats ...2-9 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    2010 Buick LaCrosse Owner Manual M Vehicle Care ...9-1 General Information ...9-2 Vehicle Checks ...9-4 Headlamp Aiming ...9-31 Bulb Replacement ...9-34 Electrical System ...9-40 Wheels and Tires ...9-48 Jump Starting ...9-77 Towing ...9-81 Appearance Care ...9-84 Service and Maintenance ...10-1...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...of Canada Limited" for Buick Motor Division wherever it appears in this manual. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, BUICK, the BUICK Emblem, and the name LaCrosse are registered trademarks of General Motors. This manual describes features that may or may not...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... de langue française www.helminc.com Using this Manual To quickly locate information about the vehicle use the Index in the back of the manual.... an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found. "Made for iPod" means that an electronic accessory has been ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...M : This symbol is shown when you need to see your owner manual for additional instructions or information. This symbol is shown when you need to see a service manual for additional instructions or information. or OnStar 9 : Airbag Readiness Light # : Air ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... O : Exterior Lamps # : Fog Lamps . : Fuel Gauge + : Fuses i : Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer j : LATCH System Child Restraints * : Malfunction Indicator Lamp : : Oil Pressure } : Power / : Remote Vehicle Start > : Safety Belt Reminders 7 : Tire Pressure Monitor d ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access) ...1-4 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access) ...1-5 Remote Vehicle Start ...1-8 Door Locks ...1-10 Power Door Locks ...1-10 Safety Locks ...1-11 Vehicle Security Vehicle ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... and Windows Keys and Locks Keys { WARNING Leaving children in a vehicle with the keyless access transmitter... killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. ... killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Keys, Doors and Windows Notice: If you ever lock your keys in the .... If you are locked out of the vehicle, see Roadside Assistance Program on page 12‑6 or OnStar® System on page ... the key. See your dealer/retailer if a new key is needed. See Radio Frequency Statement on page 12‑17 for information...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...1‑13. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access) The transmitter functions ...up to 20 m (65 feet) away from the vehicle. On vehicles with remote start the distance will be greater. Keep ... under Vehicle Personalization on page 4‑38. Pressing K will disarm the theft-deterrent system....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... the new transmitter is programmed. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access) The Keyless Access System lets you lock and unlock ... cause all of the doors to unlock. This is not customizable. / (Remote Vehicle Start): Battery Replacement Replace the battery if the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... Operation (Key Access)". Programming with a Recognized Transmitter A new transmitter can be programmed to the vehicle ... transmitters available see your dealer/retailer. To program, the vehicle must be off and... and programmed through your dealer/retailer. The vehicle can be reprogrammed so that lost...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... are programmed, press and hold the ignition for 5 seconds to exit programming mode. To start the vehicle: 1. Remove the cupholder from the center console storage area. 2. Place the transmitter in the transmitter pocket with the buttons facing up. 1-7 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... using the remote start feature: 1. Press Q on the RKE transmitter. The vehicle's doors will be locked. 2. Within ... Access) or ON/RUN/START (Keyless Access). Vehicles with an automatic climate control system will default... starters. For example, some laws may require a person using remote start to have...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...is not closed. The hazard warning flashers are on. There is an emission control system malfunction. The engine coolant temperature is too high. The oil pressure is low. Two remote vehicle starts have already been used. The vehicle is not in P (...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... prevent this from happening. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access) on page 1‑4 ... Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access) on page 1‑5 Power Door Locks on page 1ମ. handle to unlock it, and a second time to open it. Manually locking the driver door also automatically locks ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ..., or trunk/hatch open: . . { WARNING Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven with the liftgate, trunk/hatch ... on the driver door armrest to activate the safety locks on the passenger rear doors. This switch also disables the rear power windows. Once activated, the light, located on the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... trunk latch. On some vehicles, the release handle can be accessed by folding the rear seat center ...See Rear Seats on page 2‑9. Pull the release handle to open the trunk from the inside. The vehicle .... This door allows access to the trunk from inside the vehicle. The rear seat armrest must be down ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... system. The system does not have to be manually armed or disarmed. The vehicle is automatically immobilized when the key is removed from the ignition. The system is automatically disarmed when the vehicle is started with the correct key. Arming the System To ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    .... If the vehicle does start, the first key may be damaged. See your dealer/... there is a problem with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system. When trying to start the vehicle, the security...-deterrent system. The system does not have to be manually armed or disarmed. The vehicle is automatically...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... the engine does not start and the security light stays on there is a problem with the system. Turn the ignition... the pocket in the center console, your vehicle needs service. See your dealer/retailer who can service the theft-deterrent system and have a new transmitter programmed to the vehicle. Do ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    1-16 Keys, Doors and Windows Turn Signal Indicator The vehicle might have a turn signal indicator lamp that is built into ...on page 4‑43 for more information about the services OnStar provides. Heated Mirrors For vehicles with heated mirrors: < (Rear Window Defogger): Press to heat the mirrors. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...that window. Push the switch down to open the window. Pull the front of the switch up to close it. The switches work when the ignition is in ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY, or in Retained Accessory Power (RAP). See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 8‑20.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...Power Door Locks on page 1‑10 for more information. To program each front window,... the window switches. Press the button to disable the rear window controls. The light on the button illuminates,... the feature is in use. The rear windows Programming the Power Windows If the battery on the vehicle has...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...side to reduce glare. Roof Sunroof Rear Window Sunshade On vehicles with this feature the switch Q is located ..., press the front of the switch. The sunroof only operates when the ignition is in ON/RUN, ACC/ ACCESSORY, or if ... Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 8‑20....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... the closed or vent position, fully press and release the rear of the switch (A). The sunroof opens automatically. To stop the sunroof partway, ...for long periods of time while the vehicle is not in use. Debris can collect in the tracks, damage the sunroof operation and plug the water draining system.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...System Parts After a Crash ...Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat) ...Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat ) ...2-39 2-41 2-43 2-45... Airbag Inflates? ...2-30 Passenger Sensing System ...2-32 Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...2-36 Rear Seats Rear Seats ...2-9 Safety Belts Safety Belts ...2-...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...Front Seat Head Restraints The vehicle's front seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. The vehicle's rear seats have adjustable head rests in the outboard seating positions. { WARNING With head restraints that are not installed...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Seats and Restraints Rear Seat 2-3 Front Seats Seat Adjustment Manual Seat Adjustment WARNING (Continued) vehicle is moving. The ... released to make sure that it is locked in place. This vehicle's head restraints and head rests are not designed to be removed. 2. Move the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...forward or rearward by sliding the control forward or rearward. Raise or lower the front part of the seat cushion by moving the front of the control up or down. Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the entire control up or down. The vehicle may have a memory function which allows seat...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... is turned to OFF and the driver door is opened. To increase or decrease lumbar support, press and hold the front or rear of the round control knob. To raise or lower lumbar support, press and hold the top or bottom of the round control ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... in the seat and wear the safety belt properly. Manual Reclining Seatbacks { WARNING You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to ... want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. On vehicles with manual reclining seatbacks, the control lever is located ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... seat cushion and seatback. A light on that button indicates the feature is on. To recline the seatback, press the control toward the rear of the vehicle. To raise the seatback, press the control toward the front of the vehicle. .
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... the display lights turn off. If the vehicle has remote vehicle start and is started by using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, the front heated seats will ... display lights turn off. If the vehicle has remote vehicle start and is started by using the remote keyless entry ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Seats and Restraints 2-9 Rear Seats The vehicle's rear seat can be folded down to allow for more cargo space or it can be placed back into a locked upright position. Adjust the seatback only when the vehicle is not moving. To fold the seatback down: To ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... and Restraints Safety Belts This section of the manual describes how to use safety belts properly.... to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas ... and using a safety belt properly. This vehicle has indicators as a reminder to buckle the safety...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Seats and Restraints Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. 2-11 Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... Seats and Restraints The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after a crash if I am wearing a ... children and infants. If a child will be riding in the vehicle, see Older Children on page 2‑39 ...are not buckled up can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The shoulder belt locks if there is a sudden stop or crash. Q: What is wrong with this? First, ... as much protection this way. Sit up straight and always keep your feet on the floor in front of you. The lap part of the belt should be
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Seats and Restraints 2-15 { WARNING You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit snugly against your body. Q: What is wrong with this? { WARNING You can be seriously hurt if ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    2-16 Seats and Restraints Q: What is wrong with this? { WARNING You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not on the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    Seats and Restraints 2-17 { WARNING You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied on the abdomen, not on the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... the body. A: The belt is twisted across the body. { WARNING You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer/retailer to fix it.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Seats and Restraints 2-19 Lap-Shoulder Belt All seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly. 1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is adjustable, so you can sit up ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... occur to both the safety belt and the vehicle. Adjustment" later in this section for instructions on use and important safety information. ... Belt Height Adjuster The vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the driver and right front passenger seating positions. Adjust the height so that ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    .... See Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash on page 2‑24. 2-21 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides This vehicle may have rear shoulder ... for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. Here is how to install a comfort guide to the safety belt: 1. Remove the guide from ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    2-22 Seats and Restraints { WARNING A safety belt that is not properly worn may not provide ... are best able to take belt restraining forces. 2. Place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. If the vehicle's safety belt will fasten around you,...safety belt is not long enough, your dealer/retailer will order you an extender. When you... safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. A pregnant woman...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... a safety belt system from doing its job. See your dealer/ retailer to have it repaired. Torn or frayed.... New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the safety belt system was not being used... a Crash { WARNING A crash can damage the safety belt system in the vehicle. A damaged safety belt system ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...passenger seated directly behind the right front passenger. . A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the rear seat passenger seated directly behind the driver....seat-mounted side impact airbag for the rear seat passenger seated directly behind the right front passenger. With seat...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Occupants should not lean on or sleep against ... not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag ...a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See ... frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The right front passenger frontal airbag is in the instrument .... The roof-rail airbags for the driver, right front passenger, and second row outboard...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...hit, the direction of the impact, and how quickly your vehicle slows down. Rear Seat Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side Similar If the vehicle has second ... airbags, they are in the sides of the rear seatback closest to the door. Do not use seat accessories that block the inflation ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...29 Frontal airbags are not intended to inflate during vehicle rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts. In ... can vary with specific vehicle design. Roof‐rail airbags are not intended to inflate in rear impacts. Both roof‐rail airbags will deploy when either side of the vehicle is struck ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... inside the steering wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with seat-mounted side impact airbags, there are airbag modules in the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. For vehicles with roof-rail airbags, there are airbag modules in the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...turn on the interior lamps and hazard warning flashers, and shut off the fuel system ... also damaged important functions in the vehicle, such as the fuel system, brake and steering... breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the correct child restraint for their weight and size. Additional windshield ... in another crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... frontal airbag if: . The right front passenger seat is unoccupied. The system determines that an infant is present in a rear-facing infant seat. ... Or, if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing system. . . . { WARNING A child in a rear-facing child restraint ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... the child restraint manufacturer and refer to Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat) on page 2‑54 or Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat) on page 2ମ. may be wrong with the airbag system. To help avoid injury to yourself or others, have the vehicle serviced right away. See ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    .... See Head Restraints on page 2‑2. 6. Restart the vehicle. If the on indicator is still lit, secure the child in the child restraint in a rear seat position in the vehicle, and check with your dealer/retailer. 2-35 If the Off Indicator is Lit for an ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... 2‑37 for more information about modifications that can affect how the system operates. Your dealer/retailer and the service manual have information about servicing the vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... from working properly? A: Yes. If you add things that change the vehicle's frame, bumper system, height, front end or side sheet metal, ... wiring can affect the operation of the airbag system. In addition, the vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger position, ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... airbag system parts. See your dealer/retailer for service. If the airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started or comes on when you are driving, the airbag system may not work properly. Have the vehicle serviced right away. See Airbag Readiness Light ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... Restraints Older Children The manufacturer's instructions that come with the booster seat, state the weight and height limitations ... properly restrained in a child restraint system or infant restraint system secured in a rear seating position. Sit all the way back on the seat. Do the knees bend at...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... the shoulder and across the chest. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. { WARNING Never do this. Never allow two children to wear the same safety belt. The ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them. Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, ... strike other people, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. WARNING (Continued) For example, in a crash at only 40 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat. Secure a rear-facing child restraint in a rear ...It is also better to secure a forward-facing child restraint in a rear seat. If you must secure a forward-facing...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facing child restraint settles into ...and shoulders. Infants should always be secured in rear-facing child restraints. { WARNING A young ... restraints. Child Restraint Systems (A) Rear‐Facing Infant Seat A rear-facing infant ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... using the vehicle's safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that child restraint and the instructions in this manual. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be secured in the vehicle. Child restraint systems must be...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...properly restrained in a child restraint system or infant restraint system secured in a rear seating position... that children and child restraints be secured in a rear seat, including: an infant or a child riding in a rear-facing child restraint; a child riding in a forward-facing child seat; an older...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    .... When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with your child ...rear-facing child seat in the front." This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great,... in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... is properly installed using the anchors, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. When installing a child restraint with a top tether, you must also use...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... be attached. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the child restraint. Lower Anchors Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each... restraint connects to the top tether anchor in the vehicle in order to reduce the forward movement and...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... covers, behind the rear seat, on the filler panel. Be sure to use an anchor located on the same side of the vehicle as the ... tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top tether must be attached. Rear Seat i (Top Tether Anchor): j (Lower Anchor): ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... Seats and Restraints Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. See Where to Put the Restraint ... rubbing the LATCH attachments. Do not fold the empty rear seat with a safety belt buckled. This could damage the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... to secure more than one child restraint in the rear seat, see Where to Put the Restraint on page 2‑45. ... secure three child restraints using the LATCH anchors in the rear seat at the same time, but you can install ... Center Rear Seat Lower Anchors C. Driver Side Rear Seat Lower Anchors Make sure to ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... to the top tether anchor, if equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. Open the ..., and tighten the top tether according to the child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you are using does not have ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...A crash can damage the LATCH system in the vehicle. A damaged LATCH system may not properly secure ...necessary replacements made as soon as possible. If the vehicle has the LATCH system and it was being used during a... New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the LATCH system was not being used at...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat) When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with the child restraint to make sure it is ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...restraint has a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions regarding the use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors and ... use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. To remove the child restraint, unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and let it return ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...Restraints Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat ) This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer ...rear-facing child seat in the front." This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great,... if the right front passenger airbag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... child restraint. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger frontal ... should light and stay lit when you start the vehicle. See Passenger Airbag Status ... portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... the passenger airbag status indicator will come on and stay on when the vehicle is started. If a child restraint has been installed ... restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and let it return to the stowed position.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...up on the lever to open it. Cupholders Additional Storage Features Convenience Net ...3-2 There are removable cupholders located in the center console. Slide the cover (B) to access the cupholders. Cupholders are also located in the rear armrest.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    3-2 Storage Push the button (A) on the underside of the front edge of the cover to open. Accessory Power Outlet is in the lower area. Some vehicles might also have input jacks for auxiliary audio devices. See Auxiliary Devices under Audio Players for...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... Control System (TCS) Indicator/ Warning Light ...4-22 Tire Pressure Light ...4-22 Engine Oil Pressure Light ...4-23 Low Fuel Warning Light ...4-24 Security Light ...4-24 High-Beam on Light ...4-24 Fog Lamp Light ...4-25 Taillamp Indicator ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... ...Cruise Control Messages ...Door Ajar Messages ...Engine Cooling System Messages ...Engine Oil Messages ...Engine Power Messages ...Fuel System Messages ...Key and Lock Messages ...Lamp Messages ...4-33 4-33 4-33 4-34 4-34 4-34 4-...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    Instruments and Controls 4-3 2 NOTES
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    4-4 Instruments and Controls Instrument Panel Overview
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... 4‑7. F. Info‐Display. G. AM-FM Radio on page 6‑12. H. Exterior Lamp ... and Ventilated Front Seats on page 2‑8. P. Automatic Climate Control System on page ... Into Park on page 8‑24. U. Traction Control System (TCS) on page 8ମ. Assist on page 8‑40. Power Rear Sunshade. V. Glove Box on page 3ମ.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... wheel while driving. Controls Steering Wheel Adjustment Steering Wheel Controls b / g (Push to Talk): For vehicles with an OnStar®, Bluetooth®, or navigation system, press to interact with those systems. See OnStar® System on page ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... wipes. Heated Steering Wheel For vehicles with a heated steering wheel, the button for this feature is located on the climate control system. ( : ... about three minutes to start heating. The windshield wiper lever is on the side of the steering column. With the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...on filling the windshield washer fluid reservoir. See Backglass Antenna on page 6‑19 and Satellite Radio Antenna on page 6‑19 for the location of the vehicle's antennas. The compass system is designed to operate for a certain number of ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... system controls are used to access the time and date settings through the menu system. See Operation on page 6‑7 for information about how to use the menu system. Setting the 12/24 Hour Format 1. Press the CONFIG button and select Time and Date ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not use equipment exceeding maximum amperage rating ... outlets are designed for accessory power plugs only. The power outlet is located on the rear of the center ... other on the rear of the center floor console. Open the protective cover to use the accessory power...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...item and plug it back in or turn the Remote Accessory Power (RAP) off and then ...there could be a problem with a vehicle function. Some warning lights come on briefly when the engine is started... be a problem, check the section that explains what to do. Follow this manual's advice. Waiting to do repairs...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    4-12 Instruments and Controls Instrument Cluster
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area. An arrow on the fuel gauge indicates the side of the vehicle ... ask about. None of these show a problem with the fuel gauge: . Fuel Gauge At the service station,... full. It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the gauge indicated...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... indicates the same thing as the warning light. It means that the engine coolant has overheated. If the vehicle has been operating under normal driving conditions, pull off the road, stop the vehicle, and turn off the engine as soon as possible. See Engine Overheating on page 9‑21 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... stays on solid after the vehicle has been started or comes on while driving, the airbag system may not work properly. Have the vehicle serviced right away. ...airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started or comes on while driving, it means the airbag system might not be ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...page 4‑36. If a short distance must be driven with the light on, be sure to turn off all accessories, such as the radio and air conditioner. Charging System Light The charging system light comes on briefly when the ignition is turned on, but the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... lead to costly repairs that might not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Notice: Modifications made to the engine, transmission, exhaust, intake, or fuel system of the vehicle or the replacement of the original tires with other than those of the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ..., follow the previous steps and see your dealer/retailer for service as soon as possible. Light On Steady: An emission control system malfunction has been detected on the vehicle. Diagnosis and service might be required. Make sure the fuel cap is fully installed. See ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... for lack of OBD II system readiness, your dealer/ retailer can prepare the vehicle for inspection. ..., there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. If the vehicle has ... should come on when the key is placed in START. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light on page 4‑21 and Towing the Vehicle ..., or while driving, there is a problem with the Electric Parking Brake system. A Service Parking Brake ... comes on, there is a problem with a system on the vehicle that is causing the park brake system to work at a reduced...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... brakes are not functioning and there is a problem with the regular brakes. See your dealer/ retailer for service. See Brake System Warning Light on ...on for an extended period of time while the system is turned on, the vehicle needs service. See Traction Control System (TCS) ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...on briefly while starting the engine. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer. If the system is working normally the indicator light ...stays on while driving, there could be a problem with the ESC and the vehicle might need service. When this warning light is on, ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    .... The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. The oil pressure ... through the engine properly. The vehicle could be low on oil and might have some other system problem. See your dealer/retailer. For vehicles ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... the engine is started. If it does not come on have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/ retailer. If the system is working normally the indicator light .... If it does not, have your vehicle serviced. This light flashes when the security system is activated. For more information, see ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    .... It also displays warning messages if a system problem is detected. See Vehicle Messages on page 4‑33 for more information. All messages appear in ... also have features that can be customized through the controls on the radio. See Vehicle Personalization on page 4‑38 for more ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... located on the left side of the steering wheel. The DIC displays trip, fuel, vehicle system information, and warning messages if a system problem is detected. The... is normal and will move more quickly as the vehicle's interior temperature rises. Trip/Fuel Menu Items Press MENU on ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... zero, press and hold SET. Turn-by-Turn This display is used for the OnStar or Navigation System Turn-by-Turn guidance. See OnStar® System on page 4‑43 or the Navigation manual, if the vehicle has navigation, for more information. Vehicle Information Menu Items Press...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...Oil on page 9‑11. In addition to the engine oil life system monitoring the oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 10‑2 for more information. Remember, the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...air temperature, compass heading and a brief display of the current radio station, including XM information or CD track. It will also display turn-by-turn navigation information if the vehicle has a navigation radio. The images are projected through the HUD lens located on the driver's side of the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... size is reduced when radio, CD information, warnings, or turn-by-turn navigation information are displayed ... displays some vehicle warnings, such as CHECK TIRE PRESSURE and FUEL LEVEL ... is on, the speedometer reading is continually displayed. The current radio station or CD track number will display ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... information in Format One along with a circular tachometer, but without outside air temperature and compass heading. All formats will show the turn-by-turn navigation information and provide details about the next driving maneuver to be made. When you near your destination, the HUD will display a ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...could make the HUD image harder to see. All navigation information is provided to the HUD by the navigation radio or OnStar® service, for vehicles that have these features. If You Cannot See the HUD Image When the Ignition Is On . Is anything ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... in the battery. Turn off unnecessary accessories to allow the battery to recharge. Service Battery Charging System This message is displayed when there is a fault in the battery charging system. Take the vehicle to your dealer/retailer for service. Brake System Messages Brake Fluid ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... See Parking Brake on page 8‑32 for more information. Take the vehicle to your dealer/ retailer. Right Rear Door Open This message will display when the passenger side rear passenger door is open. Close the door completely. Door Ajar Messages Driver Door ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...can continue to drive the vehicle. If this message continues to appear, have the system repaired by your dealer/retailer as soon as possible to avoid damage to the engine. Engine Overheated - ... engine cooling system reaches unsafe temperatures for operation. Stop and turn off the vehicle as...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...and Controls Anytime this message stays on, the vehicle should be taken to your dealer/retailer for service as soon as possible. Oil Pressure Low - Stop ...low oil pressure has been corrected. Check the oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer. Replace Battery ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Instruments and Controls 4-37 Ride Control System Messages Service Rear Axle This message displays when there is a problem with the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System. See your dealer/retailer for service. The vehicle is safe to drive, however, you do not ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...and Controls Transmission Messages Service Transmission This message displays if there is a problem with the transmission. See your dealer/retailer. Window ...to P (Park). This may appear when attempting to remove the key from the ignition if the vehicle is not in P (Park). Transmission Hot - Idle...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... This will allow you to select the whether the system will operate at high or low sensitivity. Only vehicles with the dual zone climate control will have ... Seats Remote Start Heated Seats Remote Start Cooled Seats Auto Defog Auto Rear Defog Climate and Air Quality Comfort and Convenience Collision/...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...Controls Press the MENU / SELECT knob when Auto Rear Defog is highlighted to open the menu. Turn ...and move back to the last menu. Auto Rear Defog This will allow you to turn the auto rear defog on or off. This feature will automatically turn on the rear defogger when it is cold outside. Comfort and ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... go back to the last menu. Exit Lighting Vehicle Locator Lights Power Door Locks Select Power Door Locks and the ... Lighting This allows the selection of how long the exterior lamps stay on when leaving the vehicle when it is dark outside. Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out Auto Door Unlock Delayed Door ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...Feedback This allows selection of what type of feedback is given when locking the vehicle with the RKE transmitter. Press the MENU ...feature and immediately lock all of the doors. Remote Lock/Unlock/Start Select Remote... Feedback (Lights) Locking Feedback Door Unlock Options Remote Vehicle Start Remote...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    .... Press the knob to confirm and go back to the last menu. Remote Vehicle Start This allows the Remote Vehicle Start to be turned on or off, if the vehicle has this feature. Press the MENU / SELECT knob when Remote Vehicle Start is highlighted. Turn the knob to select On or Off....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...in a place where the wireless service provider OnStar has hired for that area has coverage, network capacity and reception when the service is needed, and technology that is .... Not all OnStar services are available on all vehicles. For more information see the OnStar Owner's Guide or visit ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    .... See the OnStar Owner's Guide for more information. 4-45 Universal Remote System See Radio Frequency Statement on page 12‑17 for information ...-210/211 of Industry Canada. Your Responsibility Increase the volume of the radio if the OnStar advisor cannot be heard. If the light ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... installed in your hand-held transmitter for quicker and more accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal. Universal Remote System Programming If the vehicle has this feature, you will see these buttons with one square Light Emitting...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... and one of the three Universal Home Remote buttons to be used to operate the garage door. Do not release the Universal Home Remote ...garage door openers may require substitution of Step 2 with the procedure noted in "Gate Operator and Canadian Programming" later in this section. 3. Press and hold...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    4-48 Instruments and Controls 6. Immediately return to the vehicle. Firmly press and hold for two seconds the Universal Home ... programming the Universal Home Remote System, call 1‐800‐355‐3515 or go to www.homelink.com. Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to time out or ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...Programming Universal Home Remote" to complete. 4-49 Universal Remote System Operation Using Universal Home Remote Press and ...Remote Buttons All programmed buttons should be erased when the vehicle is sold or the lease ends. To erase all programmed buttons on the Universal Home Remote device: 1. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    4-50 Instruments and Controls 2 NOTES
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...-to-Pass ...5-2 Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) ...5-2 Automatic Headlamp System ...5-3 Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) ...5-3 Hazard Warning Flashers ...5-3 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...5-4 Fog Lamps ...5-4 Interior Lighting Instrument Panel Illumination Control ...Dome Lamps ...Reading ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...(DRL) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. Fully functional daytime running lamps are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada. The DRL system turns on the low-beam headlamps at a reduced brightness or for vehicles with High Intensity Discharge ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... the instrument panel below the climate control system, to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press again to turn the flashers off... deactivates the system. AFL operates when the vehicle speed is greater than 3 km/h (2 mph). AFL does not operate when the...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...lane‐change signal can be turned off manually by moving the lever back to its original position....and Lane-Change Signals Fog Lamps For vehicles with fog lamps, the button is located on the exterior lamp control, on the outboard side of the steering wheel. To turn on the fog lamps, the ignition and...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... or dim the lights. Dome Lamps The interior lamps control located in the overhead console controls both the front and rear interior lamps. To operate, press the following buttons: #$: or off. Press to turn each lamp on * (Off): 1 Door: ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... Display. Press CONFIG on the Infotainment system to access the menu. See Vehicle Personalization on page 4‑38... Display. Press CONFIG on the infotainment system to call up the menu. See Vehicle Personalization on page 4‑38. Battery Load Management The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM) ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... on, such as: headlamps, high beams, fog lamps, rear window defogger, climate control fan at high ... saver feature is designed to protect the vehicle's battery. If the exterior lamps or any interior light is left on and the ignition is turned off, the battery rundown protection system automatically ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    5-8 Lighting 2 NOTES
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...audio listings. To minimize taking your eyes off the road while driving, do the following while the vehicle is parked: . Rear Seat Infotainment Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System ...6-34 Radio AM-FM Radio ...Satellite Radio ...Radio Reception ...Backglass...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... Number (VIN) to the infotainment system. The infotainment system does not operate if it is stolen or moved to a different vehicle. Navigation/Radio System For vehicles with a navigation radio system, see the separate Navigation System manual.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... with CD) A. VOL/ . O Turns the system on or off and adjusts the volume. Radio: Opens the favorites...: Saves and selects favorite stations. Radio: Shows available information about the current station... available information about the current track. Radio: Manually selects radio stations. CD: Selects...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    6-4 Infotainment System J. RADIO/BAND . F. CD/AUX . N. 0 BACK . Selects the CD player or an external audio source. Changes the ... the tone menu. P. TONE . H. Z CD Eject . Removes a disc from the CD slot. L. SELECT . Q. 5 . I. l . M. CONFIG Radio: Seeks the next station. CD: Select the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    Infotainment System 6-5 Overview (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM) A. VOL/ . O Turns the system on or off and adjusts the volume. Radio: Opens the favorites list. MEM: .... MEM: Saves and selects favorite tracks and playlists. Radio: Shows available information about the current station. CD: ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    6-6 Infotainment System E. TUNE/ . k H. Z CD Eject . L. SELECT . Manually selects radio stations and pauses time shifted content. CD/DVD: Select tracks, ... the band while listening to the radio. Selects the radio when listening to a different audio source. Removes a disc from the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... On or Off Opens the phone main menu. Mutes the audio system. Selects MEM, CD/DVD, USB, or a connected front or rear auxillary audio source. VOL/ O (Volume/Power): Press to turn the system on and off. Automatic Switch‐Off If the infotainment ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... the setting. 2. Press the SELECT button to activate the setting. Setting a Value 1. Turn the Menu knob to highlight the function. 2. Press the ... a submenu with other options. 1. Turn the Menu knob to change the current value of the setting. 2. Press the SELECT button to confirm the setting. 1. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... Settings The audio settings can be set for each radio band and each audio player source. To quickly reset an audio setting value to 0: 1. Press the TONE button. 2. Select the audio setting... button. 2. Select Treble, Midrange, or Bass. 3. Select the value. Press the 0 BACK button to go back to...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... DSP (Digital Signal Processing) Settings For vehicles with DSP, it is used to provide a choice of different listening experiences. The DSP settings for the Radio with CD are: . Adjusting the EQ (Equalizer) For vehicles that have an equalizer: The DSP settings for ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... Pages Auto Volume The auto volume feature automatically adjusts the radio volume to compensate for road and wind noise as the vehicle speeds up or slows... to go back to the System Configuration menu. Maximum Startup Volume 6-11 The maximum volume played when the Radio with CD is...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    6-12 Infotainment System RDS (Radio Data System) The radio may have RDS. The...radio station could broadcast incorrect information that causes the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, ... FM. Turn the menu knob to open the main radio menu for that band. g/l: stations. Press to search for...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    Infotainment System Manual Tuning Turn the TUNE knob to select the frequency on the display. Favorites List 1. Turn the menu knob. ... transmitted. Some stations change the program type code depending on the content. The system stores the RDS stations sorted by program type in the FM...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...AM/FM with the Vehicle Turned Off If AM/FM is paused when the vehicle is turned off, the radio continues to buffer the current radio station for up to 20 minutes. If the vehicle is turned back on within 20 minutes, the radio resumes playback from the paused point. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Infotainment System 6-15 Satellite Radio Vehicles with an XM™ Satellite Radio tuner and a valid XM Satellite ... the category. 5. Press the SELECT button to remove or add the category. XM Satellite Radio Service XM is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...buttons to retrieve the channel. Selecting a Channel Using g or l (Radio with CD) . Press and release g or l to go... favorite pages can be set. Time Shifting (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM... minutes of XM content. While listening to the radio, the content from the current channel is always being buffered...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...Pausing XM with the Vehicle Turned Off If XM is paused when the vehicle is turned off, the radio continues to buffer the current radio station for up to 20 minutes. If the vehicle is turned back on within 20 minutes, the radio resumes playback from the paused point. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... channel 0, this message alternates with the XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. Unknown: If this message is ... and static can occur during normal radio reception if items such as cell phone chargers, vehicle convenience accessories, and external electronic ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    Infotainment System XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous United ... and turn it off. Satellite Radio Antenna For vehicles with XM™ satellite radio service, the antenna is located on the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    6-20 Infotainment System If the bottom surface of a disc is dirty, take a soft lint free cloth, or dampen a clean soft cloth in a mild neutral detergent solution mixed with water, and clean it. Wipe the disc from the center to the outer edge. Care of the CD Player Do not add a label to a disc, as ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Infotainment System SELECT: Press to select an item. Information about the disc and current track is... disc into the CD slot until it is drawn in. Removing a CD Press the Press the g or l button to select ...out of the CD slot. If the disc is not removed after it is ejected, it is pulled back in after ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    6-22 Infotainment System Searching for MP3 Tracks The search feature may take some time to display the information after reading the disc due to the amount of information stored on the disc. FM automatically plays while the disc is being read. Tracks can be searched by: ... CD/DVD Player The ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Infotainment System Control Buttons The buttons used to control the CD/DVD player are: MEM/DVD/... the previous or next track. Turn the TUNE knob. Removing a CD or DVD Press the . l/g: Press to select tracks ... CD/DVD slot. If the disc is not removed after it is ejected, it is pulled back in after a ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    6-24 Infotainment System Searching for MP3s on a CD or DVD It is normal for the search feature to take some time to display ... of objects in each category is shown in parentheses after the category. Playing a DVD‐V See Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 6‑34 for information about how ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...can also time shift audio from AM, FM, and XM™ radio. Music or content that is stored in MEM that you did not create...to distribute, must be deleted before the sale or end of the lease of the vehicle. Use the following actions to navigate the menu on a DVD‐V Disc while playing chapters... Pause (...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... System Recording From Audio CDs The infotainment system can record the current song playing or all songs...Songs on Disc. If the track has started playing, the system will restart the track and begin ...menu knob to enter the character sequence. See Operation on page 6‑7 for more information. Control ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    Infotainment System Recording From MP3/WMA Discs or USB Storage Devices USB Host Support The USB connector uses the USB standards, 1.1 and 2.0. USB Supported Devices . . 6-27 Re-recording a Previously Recorded Disc If the disc or track has already ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    6-28 Infotainment System To remove MEM favorites categories: 1. Press the CONFIG button. 2. Select Radio Settings. 3. Select MEM Favorites. 4. Remove the check mark from the box to remove that MEM favorites category. Replace the check mark to re-add the removed category. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    Infotainment System 6-29 Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD) The optional AUX input allows portable devices to connect to the vehicle using the 3.5 mm (1/8 in) input jack or the USB port. Portable devices are controlled by using the menu system described in Operation on page 6ମ.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    6-30 Infotainment System On: Repeats the current track. Off: Playback starts from the beginning of the current track after the last track finishes. To search for tracks: 1. Turn the menu knob. 2. Select Search. 3. Select: Playlists, Artists, Albums, Song Titles, Podcasts, ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...Connecting and Controlling a USB Drive The infotainment system can only play back .mp3 ...songs are recognized on the device. When a device is not supported, the message "No supported data found. You... the current track. Repeat Off: Playback starts from the beginning of the current track after the last...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...set on the portable audio device. Auxiliary Devices (Radio with CD/DVD and MEM) The optional ... devices are controlled by using the menu system described in Operation on page 6‑7. Connecting and... all iPod's can be controlled by the infotainment system. Connecting an iPod Connect the iPod to the USB...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    Infotainment System Searching For a Track Tracks can be searched for by: ... 6-33 Connecting and Controlling a USB Drive Files that ..., Albums, Song Titles, Genres, Composers, or Audiobooks. 4. Select the track. The search rate increases if the menu knob is continuously turned while searching in a ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... system. The DVD player is part of the front radio. The RSE system includes a radio with a DVD player, two rear seat video display .... See CD/DVD Player on page 6‑22 or the separate navigation system manual for more information on the vehicle's DVD system. The number of objects in each category is ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... to save the battery power if the RSE system is shut off or if the headphones are out of... Moving too far forward or stepping out of the vehicle, can cause the headphones to lose the signal ... sunlight. This could damage the headphones and repairs will not be covered by the warranty. Storage in extreme ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... Power for auxiliary devices is not supplied by the radio system. To use the auxiliary inputs of the RSE... the battery door and tighten the screw. Remove the batteries if the headphones are not going... (A/V) Jacks If available, the A/V jacks are located on the rear of the floor console. They allow audio...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...The front seat passengers are able to listen to playback from the A/V jacks through the vehicle speakers by selecting Rear A/V as the source on the radio. Only the left RSE seatback console contains the infrared transmitters for the wireless headphones...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...The infotainment system can also turn on the video screen display. See CD/DVD Player on page 6‑22 or the separate navigation system manual for more information. n, q, p, o (Menu Navigation Arrows): Use the arrow buttons to navigate through a menu. r (...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    Infotainment System Depending on the infotainment system in the vehicle, DVD playback may be slowed down by pressing s then [. Reverse slow play by pressing s... play. 6-39 t (Previous Track/Chapter): Press to go to the start of the current track or chapter. Press again to go ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    6-40 Infotainment System Tips and Troubleshooting Chart Problem No power. The picture does not fill the screen. There are .... Battery Replacement To change the remote control batteries: 1. Slide back the rear cover on the remote control. 2. Replace the two batteries in the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    Infotainment System Tips and Troubleshooting Chart (cont'd) Problem The auxiliary source is running but... DVD display error message depends on which radio the vehicle has. The video screen may display... EJECT or MEM/DVD/AUX button is pressed on the radio. Sometimes the wireless headphone audio cuts out...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    6-42 Infotainment System DVD Distortion Video distortion can occur when operating cellular phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Position Systems (GPS)*, two-way radios, mobile fax, or walkie talkies. It might be necessary to turn off the...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... Controls) For information about how to navigate the menu system using the infotainment controls, see Operation on page ... system, sound comes through the vehicle's front audio system speakers and overrides the audio ... are those of their respective owners. See Radio Frequency Statement on page 12‑17 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    6-44 Infotainment System Listing All Paired and Connected Phones 1. Press the CONFIG... must be in the vehicle and available to be connected to the bluetooth system before the process is started. 1. Press... 7 to pair additional phones. Making a Call Radio with CD 1. Press the 5 button twice. 2. Enter...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    Infotainment System Radio with CD/DVD and MEM 1. Press the 6-45 Call Waiting Call waiting must be supported on the ... calling and three way calling must be supported on the bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work. To start a conference while in a ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... phone must be paired to the Bluetooth system and then connected to the vehicle before it can be used. ... owner's guide for more information. The pairing process can be started by using the voice recognition system ...Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Tones The in‐vehicle Bluetooth system can send numbers during ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    Infotainment System Pairing a Phone 1. Press . 6-47 b / g. For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone... All Paired and Connected Phones 1. Press . b / g. . For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... "Please wait while I search for other phones". . For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. ... system asks which phone to delete followed by a tone. For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...About to store . Does that sound OK?". . For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. For vehicles with a navigation system, the system responds with a tone. After the tone say "Hands Free". The system ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...to be stored by entering the digits individually. 1. Press . b / g. For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. For vehicles with a navigation system, the system responds with a tone. After the tone say "Hands Free". The ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... no". . Delete Delete all name tags b / g. For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. For ... name tags. To delete name tags: 1. Press . . b / g. . For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... 1. Press . Using the Dial Command 1. Press . b / g. For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. ... cancel the function and return to the main menu. . For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ..."No". The system will ask for the number again. b / g. . For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. For vehicles with a navigation system, the system responds with a tone. After the tone say "Hands Free". The system...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... . Using the Re‐dial Command 1. Press . b / g. For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. ... The system will ask for the name tag again. b / g. . For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... ring tone is heard in the vehicle... 6-55 Three‐Way Calling Three‐way calling must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier. 1. While on a... Call waiting must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier. . Press b g...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... two minutes after the ignition is turned to ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY. b / g. For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds "Ready", followed by a tone. For vehicles with a navigation system, the system responds with a tone. After the tone say "...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Tones The in‐vehicle Bluetooth system can send numbers and ... information is deleted out of the in‐vehicle Bluetooth system, it will be retained indefinitely. This includes all ... are sent and the call continues. If the system recognizes the number, it responds "OK, Sending...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...the Bluetooth system. The pairing process is disabled when the vehicle is moving. The Bluetooth system automatically links with the paired cell phone in ...order the phones were paired. Only one paired cell phone can be connected to the vehicle's Bluetooth system at a time. Pairing should only need to ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...locate the device named "General Motors". Follow the instructions given on the cell phone or follow the voice ...digit PIN number that has been provided. 4. The system voice prompt requests that you say ...paired. Use a name that best describes the phone. The system voice prompt then repeats the name ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    6-60 Infotainment System Deleting a Paired Phone 1. Press the CONFIG hard key repeatedly until the Phone menu is shown or touch the Phone tab on the screen. 3. Select the Device List submenu. A list of all previously paired phones will be displayed. If there is a currently paired phone, a check ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...Select the phone to be deleted and then follow the on screen prompts to delete the device from the system. 5. Once a phone has been deleted, the only way to connect back to that phone is to pair the phone again. See "Bluetooth Pairing" earlier before the process is started.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... new phone in the Device List, make sure the phone you would like to pair is in the vehicle and available to be connected to the Bluetooth system before the process is started. 1. Press the CONFIG hard key repeatedly until the Phone menu is shown...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    Infotainment System Accepting a Call Press b g on the steering wheel control to answer the incoming call, or touch the Answer option ... call. 6-63 Call Waiting Call waiting must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work. Switching Calls (Only Available ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    6-64 Infotainment System Ending a Call Conference Calling Conference and three way calling must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work. To start a conference while in a current call: 1. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    Infotainment System Mute or UnMute a Call 1. Press the 6-65 5 hard key. 2. Select the Mute call option to mute the call. 3. Select the Mute call option again to unmute the call. Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Tones The in-vehicle Bluetooth system can send numbers during a call for "Dial 1 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    6-66 Infotainment System 2 NOTES
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...The heating, cooling, and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system. Air Vents Air Vents ...7-8 Maintenance Air Intake ...7-8 Passenger Compartment Air ... C. Fan Control D. Air Delivery Mode Control E. Recirculation F. AUTO G. Defrost H. Air Conditioning I. Rear Window Defogger
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    7-2 Climate Controls Manual Operation Automatic Operation The system automatically controls the fan speed, air delivery, air ... recirculation in order to heat or cool the vehicle to the desired temperature. When the AUTO indicator light is on, the system is in full automatic operation. If the air ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... can also be turned off by turning the ignition to ACC/ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF. The rear window defogger can be set to automatic operation, see Climate and ... else that is sharp. This may damage the rear window defogger grid and affect your radio's ability to pick up stations ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... comfort. Do not cover the sensors or the automatic climate control system may not work properly. Dual Automatic Climate Control ... Control F. Recirculation / Automatic Recirculation G. Passenger Temperature Control H. AUTO I. Rear Window Defogger J. Heated Steering Wheel K. Air Conditioning L. ZONE
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... in order to heat or cool the vehicle to the desired temperature. When the AUTO indicator light is on, the system is in full automatic operation. If the air .... When the passenger settings are adjusted, the ZONE indicator light is on. Manual Operation e * (Air Delivery Mode Control): Press to change ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...air inside the vehicle. In auto recirculation control, the Air Quality Control system may operate ... the vehicle. Press AUTO or / to return to automatic operation. Auto Defog: The climate control system... humidity inside the vehicle. When high humidity is detected, the climate control system may adjust...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... anything else that is sharp. This may damage the rear window defogger grid and affect your radio's ability to pick up stations clearly...defogger can also be turned off by turning the ignition to ACC/ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF. The rear window defogger can be set to automatic operation, see Climate and Air...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... can block the flow of air into the vehicle. The passenger compartment air filter can be accessed by removing the entire glove box. 1.... deflectors can adversely affect the performance of the system. Passenger Compartment Air Filter The filter removes dust, pollen, and other airborne irritants from ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Climate Controls 7-9 6. Remove the old air filter. 7. Install the new air filter. 8. Reinstall the air filter door. Re‐install the glove box. See your dealer/retailer if additional assistance is needed.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    7-10 Climate Controls 2 NOTES
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... ...8-26 Object Detection Systems Ultrasonic Parking Assist ...8-40 Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) ...8-42 Rear Vision Camera (RVC) ...8-45 Automatic Transmission Automatic Transmission ...8-27 Manual Mode ...8-29 Drive Systems All-Wheel Drive ...8-30
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... Fuel Driving and Operating Fuel ...8-48 Recommended Fuel ...8-49 Gasoline Specifications ...8-49 ...50 Filling the Tank ...8-52 Filling a Portable Fuel Container ...8-53 Driving Information Driving for... drive more slowly when conditions require. Keep vehicle tires properly inflated. Combine several ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... affects four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle: judgment, muscular coordination, vision, and ...obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ... distance between you and the driver in front of you. Focus on the task of driving. . Driver ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... provide. Meaning, you can lose control of the vehicle. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 8‑34. Adding non‐dealer/non‐retailer accessories can affect vehicle performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 9‑3.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... the brake pedal will be harder to push. Adding non‐dealer/non‐retailer accessories can affect vehicle performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 9‑3. 8-5 Speed Variable Assist Steering The vehicle has a steering system that varies the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... cars and stops right in front of you. These problems can be avoided by braking .... That is the time for evasive action — steering around the problem. The vehicle can perform very well ...4. It is better to remove as much speed as possible from a collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    .... But skids are always possible. The three types of skids correspond to the vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, the wheels are not rolling. In the ... skid, too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin. If the vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... Driving through flowing water could cause your vehicle to be carried away. If this happens, you and ... to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of ...enough and you are going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Driving and Operating Other driving tips include: ... 8-9 Keep the vehicle well ventilated. Keep interior temperature cool. Keep your eyes moving - ... rain until roads can be treated with salt or sand. Keep the vehicle serviced and in good shape. Check all fluid levels ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...on otherwise clear roads in shaded areas. The surface of a { WARNING Snow can trap engine exhaust under the vehicle. This may cause exhaust gases to... Clear away snow from around the base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking the exhaust pipe. Check again from time to...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...(Continued) Snow can trap exhaust gases under your vehicle. This can cause deadly ...snow from around the base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking the exhaust. Run the engine for short ...little as possible to save fuel. For more information about carbon monoxide, see Engine Exhaust on page ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    8-12 Driving and Operating Rocking the Vehicle to Get it Out Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. Turn off any traction system. Shift back and ... to know how much weight the vehicle can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...Do not load the vehicle any heavier than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating... is also important loading information on the Certification label. It tells you the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Axle ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. See Trailer Towing... 3.6L V6 Engines) on page 8‑58 for Example 1 A. Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1 = 453 kg (1,000 lbs). B. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... weight of the driver, passengers, and cargo should never exceed the vehicle's capacity weight. Certification Label Example 2 A. Vehicle Capacity Weight for ... to the driver side center pillar. The label tells the gross weight capacity of the vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... of them are above the tops of the seats. (Continued) { WARNING Do not load the vehicle any heavier than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). (Continued) .
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Driving and Operating WARNING (Continued) . 8-17 Do not leave an unsecured child restraint in the vehicle. When you carry something inside ... not leave a seat folded down unless you need to. Starting and Operating New Vehicle Break-In Notice: The vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But it ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... be in the vehicle for the system to operate. If the push-button start is not working, the vehicle may be near a strong radio antenna signal causing interference to the keyless access system. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation (Key Access)...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... left while turning the key to ACC/ ACCESSORY. If this does not work, then the vehicle needs service. B (ACC/ACCESSORY) : This position provides power to some...also unlocked in this position on automatic transmission vehicles. To move the key from ACC/ ACCESSORY to LOCK/OFF, the shift lever ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... if the key is left in the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position with the engine off. The vehicle might not ... Accessory Power (RAP) These vehicle accessories can be used for up to 10 minutes after ... designed to work with the electronics in the vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and transmission gently to allow the oil to warm ... parts. The vehicle has a Computer-Controlled Cranking System. This feature assists in starting the engine... immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and transmission gently until the oil warms...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...See Starting the Vehicle with a Low Transmitter Battery in Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation ...Entry (RKE) System Operation (Keyless Access) on page 1‑5 for more information. The vehicle has ... immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and transmission gently to allow the oil to warm...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...not race the engine immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and transmission gently until the oil warms up and lubricates all moving parts... heavy-duty three-prong extension cord rated for at least 15 amps. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    8-24 Driving and Operating Leaving the Vehicle With the Engine Running See if you can ... (Park) by pushing the lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition off. { WARNING It... regular brake pedal. Torque Lock Torque lock is when the weight of the vehicle puts too much force...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... Park Automatic Transmission Shift Lock The vehicle has an electronic shift lock release system. The shift lock release is designed to: . If the vehicle has an uncharged...Park), consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing service. Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... are some things to know. The vehicle's exhaust system has been modified, damaged or improperly repaired. There are holes or openings in the vehicle body from .... For more information, see Engine Exhaust on page 8‑26. The vehicle idles in areas with poor ventilation (parking ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... to P (Park). See Shifting Into Park on page 8‑24. If you are pulling a trailer, see Driving Characteristics and ... transmission shift lock control system. P (Park): This position locks the front wheels. It is the best position to use when starting the engine because the vehicle cannot move easily.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    8-28 Driving and Operating To rock the vehicle back and forth to get out of... speed may damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Be sure the engine ... could damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Shift to R (Reverse) ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... indicator will change to an M followed by a number representing the gear the vehicle is currently in. 2. In Manual Mode, press the shift lever forward to ... will change to an M followed by a number representing the gear the vehicle is currently in. 2. In Manual Mode, press the shift lever forward to ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...Driving and Operating The transmission will only allow you to shift into gears appropriate for the vehicle .... When using a compact spare tire on an AWD vehicle, the system automatically detects the compact spare ... AWD. To restore AWD operation and prevent excessive wear on system, replace the compact ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Driving and Operating 8-31 Brakes Antilock Brake System (ABS) This vehicle has the ... electronic braking system that helps prevent a braking skid. When the engine is started and the vehicle begins to drive... distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, there will not be enough time ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... partially applied or released, or there is a problem with the EPB. The DIC message SERVICE PARK BRAKE will be displayed. ... continues to flash, do not drive the vehicle. See your dealer/ retailer. Parking Brake ... not come on, or remains flashing, you need to have the vehicle serviced. Do not drive ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... park brake status light remains on. If the park brake warning light is on, see your dealer/retailer. If the EPB fails to apply, the rear wheels should be blocked to prevent vehicle movement. 8-33 EPB Release To release the EPB, place the ignition ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. On a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the system operates if it senses that one or...spinning or beginning to lose traction. On an All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) vehicle, the system will operate if it senses that any ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... back on. For information on turning StabiliTrak off and on, see StabiliTrak System following in this section. Adding non‐GM accessories can affect the vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 9‑3 for more information...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... direction. If there is a problem detected with StabiliTrak, the TCS/StabiliTrak light comes on and the system is not operational. See Electronic .... StabiliTrak comes on automatically whenever the vehicle is started. To assist with directional control of the vehicle, the system should always be left ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...any time. Based on road conditions, steering wheel angle and the vehicle speed, the system automatically adjusts to provide the best handling while providing a ... at speeds below 40 km/h (25 mph). On vehicles with the Traction Control System (TCS) or Electronic Stability Control (ESC),...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...set a speed: 1. Press 5 to turn the cruise control system on. The indicator light in the instrument panel cluster ... erasing the set speed from memory. Once the vehicle reaches about 40 km/h (25 mph)...move the thumbwheel up toward RES/+ briefly . The vehicle returns to the speed selected previously and ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... Operating Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control If the cruise control system ... have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle's speed. When going downhill, you might... to brake or shift to a lower gear to maintain the vehicle's speed. When the brakes are applied the cruise control...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...in R (Reverse). URPA operates at speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph), and the sensors on the rear bumper detect objects up to 2.5 m (8 ft.) behind the vehicle, and at least ... trunk level. Objects must also be within 2.5 m (8 ft.) from the rear bumper. The distance objects can be detected may be ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... each time the vehicle is started. The driver has disabled the system. The ultrasonic sensors are not clean. Keep the vehicle's rear bumper free of mud, dirt, snow, ice and slush. For cleaning instructions, see Exterior Care on page 9‑84. . ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... the turn signal before changing lanes. When the system detects a vehicle in the side blind zone, amber SBZA ...one lane over from both sides of the vehicle, 3.5 m (11 ft.). This zone starts at each side mirror and ...Zone Alert (SBZA) The vehicle may have a Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) system. Read this ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... and Operating How the System Works SBZA displays do not come on while the vehicle is... are in the blind zone, the system may need service. Take the vehicle to your dealer/retailer.... When the vehicle is started, both outside mirror displays will briefly come on to indicate that the system is operating....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ..., the system needs service. Take the vehicle to your dealer/retailer. SBZA does not operate when the left or right corners of the rear bumper are covered with mud, dirt, snow, ice, slush, or in heavy rainstorms. For cleaning instructions, see ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... FCC Information See Radio Frequency Statement on page 12‑17 for FCC information. 8-45 { WARNING The Rear Vision Camera ..., or pet, resulting in vehicle damage, injury, or death. (Continued) Pressing a hard key on the navigation system. Shifting in to P (Park). Reach a vehicle speed of 8 km/h (5 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    8-46 Driving and Operating Symbols The navigation system may have a feature that lets the ...view symbols on the navigation screen while using the RVC. The Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist (URPA) system must... enter the configure menu options. Turning the Rear Vision Camera System On or Off To turn the RVC ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...Rear Vision Camera Error Messages Service Rear Vision Camera System: This message can display when... problem occurs or if a problem persists, see your dealer/ retailer. 8-47 Rear Vision ... shows the field of view that the camera provides. A. View displayed by the camera. B. Corner of the rear bumper.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... Not Seem To Work Properly The RVC system may not work properly or display a clear image if: . Fuel Use of the ... TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline can be found at www.toptiergas.com. The RVC is turned off. See "Turning the Rear Camera System On or Off" earlier in this section. It is dark. The sun or ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher, but the vehicle's acceleration could be ... heard when using gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher, the engine needs service. 8-49 Gasoline ... heavy knocking is heard when using gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher, the engine needs service.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ..., the vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system ...covered by the vehicle warranty. To check the fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil... keep fuel injectors and intake valves clean, or if the vehicle experiences problems...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... bottle of GM Fuel System Treatment PLUS, added to the fuel tank at every engine oil change, can help clean deposits from fuel injectors and intake valves. GM Fuel System Treatment PLUS is the only gasoline additive... However, E85 (85% ethanol) and other fuels containing more than 10% ethanol ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    8-52 Driving and Operating The tethered fuel cap is behind the fuel door on the vehicle's passenger side. Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise to remove. While refueling, hang the ... let children pump fuel. { WARNING If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    Driving and Operating 8-53 Filling a Portable Fuel Container WARNING (Continued) . Towing ... section: . { WARNING Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in the vehicle. Static electricity discharge from...container can ignite the fuel vapor. You can be badly burned and the vehicle damaged ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...proper trailer towing equipment. For trailer ing capacity, see Trailer Towing (2.4L L4... handling, acceleration, braking, durability and fuel economy. With the added weight, the engine, transmission... also be damaged; the resulting repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. (Continued) There...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    Driving and Operating . 8-55 Do not use the Fuel Saver Mode when towing. ... beyond the passed vehicle before returning to the lane. Towing with a Stability Control System When towing, the sound of the stability control system might be heard. The system is reacting to the vehicle movement caused by ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... high altitude on steep uphill grades, the vehicle could show signs similar to engine overheating. To avoid this, let the engine run while parked, preferably on ... engine off. If the overheat warning comes on, see Engine Overheating on page 9‑21. Making Turns Notice: Making very...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...Trailer Towing The vehicle needs service more often when pulling a trailer. See this manual's Maintenance ...trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts, cooling system ... system may temporarily overheat during severe operating conditions. See Engine Overheating ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... and cargo in the tow vehicle must be subtracted from the maximum trailer weight. Ask your dealer/retailer for trailering ... to measure because it affects the total gross weight of the vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    Driving and Operating Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires Be sure the vehicle's tires are inflated to the upper...hitch equipment. See your dealer/retailer or a hitch dealer for assistance. . The rear bumper on the vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... has antilock brakes, do not tap into the vehicle's brake system. If this is done, both brake systems will ... vehicle battery, even if the vehicle is not operating. The vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to the vehicle, see Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... Materials Requirements ...9-3 Accessories and Modifications ...9-3 Vehicle Checks Doing Your Own Service Work ...Engine Coolant ...9-18 Engine Overheating ...9-21 Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode ...9-23 ...Fuse Block ...Instrument Panel Fuse Block ...Rear Compartment Fuse Block ...9-40 9-40 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...Tire Pressure ...Tire Pressure Monitor System ...Tire Pressure Monitor Operation ...Tire Inspection ...Tire Rotation ... GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. Genuine GM parts have ... ...9-81 Recreational Vehicle Towing ...9-81 Appearance Care Exterior Care ...9-84 Interior Care ...9-88
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...perchlorate. Accessories and Modifications Adding non‐dealer/non‐retailer accessories to the vehicle can affect vehicle performance and safety, including such things...control. Some of these accessories could even cause malfunction or damage not covered by the vehicle warranty. Damage...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... GM Accessories are designed to complement and function with other systems on the vehicle. Your GM dealer/.... It tells you much more about how to service the vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 12‑13. This vehicle ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    Vehicle Care 9-5 Hood To open the hood, do the following: 1. Pull the interior hood release handle located to the left of the steering column below the instrument panel. 2. Push the secondary hood release lever, located under the center of the hood above the grille, to the...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    9-6 Vehicle Care Engine Compartment Overview 2.4 L L4 Engine
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    Vehicle Care A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 9‑15. B. Engine Cover. C. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil on page 9‑11. D. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine Oil on page 9‑11. E. ... on page 9‑41. K. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See Washer Fluid on page 9‑24.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    9-8 Vehicle Care 3.0 L V6 Engine
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    Vehicle Care A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 9‑15. B. Power Steering ...Power Steering Fluid on page 9‑23. C. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine ...Oil Dipstick (Out of View). See Engine Oil on page 9‑11. E. Engine Cover....9‑41. K. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See Washer Fluid on page 9‑24...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    9-10 Vehicle Care 3.6 L V6 Engine
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... 9‑27. 9-11 Engine Oil Checking Engine Oil It is a good idea to check the engine oil level at each fuel fill. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 11‑2. Notice...in engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty. GM6094M Use only an oil that meets GM Standard...-30 SAE 5W-30 is best for the vehicle. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ..., GM6094M. 9-13 Engine Oil Life System When to Change Engine Oil This vehicle has a computer system ... for good performance and engine protection. Engine oil system flushes are not recommended and could ... and at this time the system must be reset. Your dealer/ retailer has trained service people who ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... and/or restore the "Remaining Oil Life 100%" message. 4. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF. The system is reset when the "Change Engine Oil Soon" message is off ... a leak occurs, take the vehicle to your dealer/retailer service department and have it repaired as soon as possible.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... difficult, you should have this done at your dealer/ retailer service department. Contact your dealer/retailer for additional information or the procedure can be found in the service manual. To purchase a..., inspect the filter at each engine oil change. 1. Remove the screws on top of the engine air ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...the engine. 6. Install the screws to the top of the housing to lock the cover in place. { WARNING Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause...Always have the air cleaner/filter in place when you are driving. 1. Remove the screws on top of the engine air cleaner/filter housing. 2....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    Vehicle Care 9-17 Cooling System The cooling system allows the engine to maintain the correct working ... any leak fixed before you drive the vehicle. A. Electric Engine Cooling Fans B. Coolant Recovery ... whichever occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always use DEX...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...to check and add coolant when it is low. If there is a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 9‑21. { WARNING Adding only plain water to the cooling system can ... overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Too much...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    Vehicle Care Checking Coolant The vehicle must be on a level surface when checking the coolant level. Check to ... coolant recovery tank, but be sure the cooling system is cool before this is done. If no ...Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. Notice: This vehicle has a specific coolant fill procedure. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    9-20 Vehicle Care { WARNING Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can ... surge tank pressure cap can be removed when the cooling system, including the surge tank pressure cap... cap and remove it. 3. Fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture to the mark pointed to on the front ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... at the coolant recovery tank. 9-21 Engine Overheating The vehicle has several indicators to warn ... light on the instrument panel cluster that indicate an overheated engine condition. See Engine Coolant ...not continue to run the engine and have the vehicle serviced. Notice: Engine damage from running...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ..., turn off the engine until it cools down. Also, see "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" later in this section. If Steam Is Coming From The Engine Compartment See Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode on page 9‑23 for information on driving...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... operating mode allows the vehicle to be driven to a safe place in an emergency situation. If an overheated ... panel, to indicate the vehicle has entered overheated engine protection operating mode. The temperature ... Steering Fluid Check the level after the vehicle has been driven for at least twenty ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... to Use When windshield washer fluid is needed, be sure to read the manufacturer instructions before use. If operating the vehicle in an area where the temperature can fall below ... the washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water does not clean as well as ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... work properly. For example, installing disc brake pads that are wrong for the vehicle, can change the balance between the front and rear brakes - for the worse. The braking performance expected can change in many other ways if the wrong replacement brake parts ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ..., if the engine is hot enough. You or others could be burned, and the vehicle could be damaged. Add brake fluid only when work is done on ... there will be too much fluid when new brake linings are installed. Add or remove brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... can badly damage brake hydraulic system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in the brake hydraulic system can damage brake hydraulic .... { DANGER Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... the battery to keep the battery from running down. Extended Storage: Remove the black, negative (−) cable from the battery or use a battery trickle .... The vehicle should start only in P (Park) or N (Neutral). If the vehicle starts in any other position, contact your dealer/ retailer for service.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    Vehicle Care 9-29 Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check 2. Firmly apply the... moves out of P (Park), contact your dealer/retailer for service. Ignition Transmission Lock Check While parked, ... should come out only in LOCK/OFF. . Contact your dealer/retailer if service is required.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of the vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready ...(Neutral), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held ... brake followed by the regular brake. . Contact your dealer/retailer if service is required....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...enough to release it from the J-hooked end of the wiper arm. 4. Remove the wiper blade. Allowing the wiper blade... damage that occurs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not allow the wiper... The headlamp aiming system has been preset at the factory. If the vehicle is damaged in an accident...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...flat surface. The vehicle should not have any snow, ice, or mud on it. The vehicle should be fully assembled and all other work stopped while headlamp aiming is being performed. The vehicle should be normally loaded with a full tank of fuel and one person or 75 kg (160 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    Vehicle Care 5. Draw or tape a horizontal line (B) on the wall the width of the vehicle at the height of the mark in Step 4. Notice: Do not cover a headlamp ... the low-beam headlamps and place a piece of cardboard or equivalent in front of the headlamp not being adjusted. This allows only the beam of ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    9-34 Vehicle Care Bulb Replacement For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs ... procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer/retailer. Halogen Bulbs Up-Level 7. ... bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... at a very high voltage. If you try to service any of the system components, you could be seriously injured. Have your dealer/retailer or a qualified technician service them. The up‐level vehicle has HID headlamps. The park lamp function is also a ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... B. Turn Signal Lamp 2. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the headlamp assembly. 3. Pull the bulb straight out from the ... reinstall the socket into the headlamp assembly by turning it clockwise. 3. Remove the bulb socket from the headlamp by turning counterclockwise a quarter ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    Vehicle Care 9-37 Fog Lamps To replace one of these bulbs: 3. Remove the old bulb from the bulb socket and push the new bulb straight into .... See Trunk on page 1‑11. 2. Pull back the trunk trim. 3. Remove the four plastic wing nuts retaining the taillamp assembly in place.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... License Plate Lamp The licence plate lamps for this vehicle are on the trunk lid. To replace one of these ... Signal Lamp 5. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it. 6. Pull the old bulb straight out of...(passenger side shown) and then move the lamp assembly down to remove it from trunk lid.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... Lamp Assembly C. Bulb 3. Turn the bulb socket (A) counterclockwise to remove from lamp assembly (C). 4. Pull the bulb (B) straight out of ... Daytime Running Lamp (Up-Level) Fog Lamp Front Turn Signal/ Park Lamp Headlamp High ... Low Beam (Base) License Plate Lamp Rear Turn Signal Bulb Number W16W 3157K ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... and off or remain off. Electrical System Electrical System Overload The vehicle has fuses and circuit ... greatly reduces the chance of circuit overload and fire caused by electrical problems. Fuses and circuit breakers ... Panel Fuse Block on page 9‑44, and Rear Compartment Fuse Block on page 9‑46....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... covers on any electrical component. J-Case Fuses 6 12 21 Wiper Engine Compartment Fuse Block Usage J-Case Fuses 22 24 26 Usage Sunroof Front Power Windows Antilock Brake System Pump Starter Rear Power Windows
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    9-42 Vehicle Care Usage Electric Park Brake Rear Window Defogger Brake Vacuum Pump Cooling Fan K2 Cooling Fan K1... Ignition Coils ‐ Odd Engine Control Module Post Catalytic Converter Oxygen Sensor Heater Trans Ignition/Fuel System Control Module MAF Airbag Module SBZ Ignition Variable ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Vehicle Care Mini Fuses 50 51 52 53 Usage Left High Intensity...Horn Cluster Ignition Inside Rearview Mirror, Rear Vision Camera, Vacuum Pump Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Outside Rear View Mirror, Universal Garage Door ...17 Usage Cooling Fan Run / Crank Rear Window Defogger Usage 9-43 54 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    9-44 Vehicle Care Press in on the sides of the door to release it from the instrument panel. Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block is located in the instrument panel, on the driver side of the vehicle. To access the fuses, open the fuse panel door by pulling down at ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...10 Usage Steering Wheel Controls Backlight Body Control Module 7 Body Control Module 5 Radio OnStar... Trunk Heater Ventilation Air Conditioning Controller Radio, OnStar®, Universal Hands Free Phone Display... Body Control Module 3 Body Control Module 2 Rear Heater Ventilation Air Conditioning/Blower AC...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    9-46 Vehicle Care Rear Compartment Fuse Block The rear compartment fuse block is located on the left side of the trunk behind a cover. Mini Fuses 5 6 7 Usage Not Used Heated Steering Wheel Not Used Mini Fuses 8 12 15 Usage Not Used Not Used Not Used
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Usage Side Blind Zone, Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist Not Used PEPS Not Used Rear Sunshade, Ventilated ...Mini Fuses 29 30 31 Usage Not Used Not Used Electronic Suspension Control Rear Seat Infotainment All‐Wheel Drive Usage Not Used Not Used Not Used ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...Vehicle Care WARNING (Continued) . Wheels and Tires Tires Your new vehicle comes with high-quality ... your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your vehicle Warranty booklet for details. ... dangerous. . Overloading your tires can cause overheating as a result of too much flexing. You could ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... a typical passenger vehicle tire and a compact spare tire sidewall. and service description. See ... the same size, load range, and speed rating as the original equipment tires. . Winter tires with the ... tires may not be available for H, V, W, Y, and ZR speed rated tires. If you choose winter tires ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    9-50 Vehicle Care (G) Maximum Cold Inflation Load Limit: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (B) Temporary Use Only: The compact spare tire or ... has lost air and gone flat. If your vehicle has a compact spare tire, see Compact Spare ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Vehicle Care (C) Tire Identification Number (TIN): The letters and numbers following the DOT ...can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary use ... sizing system. The letter P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... characters represent the load index and speed rating of the tire. The load index represents the load carry capacity a tire is certified to carry. The speed rating is the maximum speed a tire is certified to carry a load. Accessory Weight: This means the combined weight of ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...identify the tire manufacturer, production plant, brand, and date of production. 9-53 GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. See Vehicle Load Limits on page 8‑12 . GAWR FRT: Gross Axle... Limits on page 8‑12. GAWR RR: Gross Axle Weight Rating for the rear axle. See Vehicle Load Limits...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    9-54 Vehicle Care Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight: The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight, and production options weight. Normal Occupant Weight: The number of occupants a vehicle is designed to seat multiplied by 68 kg (150 lbs). See Vehicle Load Limits ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... Grading on page 9‑67. 9-55 Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions ... due to curb weight, accessory weight, occupant weight, and cargo weight. Vehicle Placard: A label permanently attached to a vehicle showing the vehicle's capacity weight and the original equipment ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... Premature or irregular wear Poor handling Reduced fuel economy . . A vehicle specific Tire and Loading Information label is ... amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle's maximum load carrying capacity. For additional information regarding how much weight your vehicle can carry, and an...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... least three hours or driven no more than 1.6 km (1 mile). Remove the valve cap from the tire valve stem. Press the tire gauge ...9-57 Tire Pressure Monitor System The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses radio and sensor technology to check tire pressure levels. The TPMS sensors monitor the air ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that ...inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle's handling and ... Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada See Radio Frequency Statement on page 12‑17 for ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    Vehicle Care 9-59 Tire Pressure Monitor Operation This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is designed to warn the driver when a low tire pressure condition exists. TPMS sensors are mounted onto each tire and wheel assembly, excluding the spare ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... performed successfully. See your dealer/ retailer for service. . Replacement tires or wheels do not match your vehicle's original equipment tires ... New Tires on page 9‑64. Operating electronic devices or being near facilities using radio wave frequencies similar to the TPMS could cause the TPMS ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... positions in the following order: driver side front tire, passenger side front tire, passenger side rear tire, and driver side rear tire using a TPMS diagnostic tool. See your dealer/retailer for service. The TPMS sensors can also be matched to ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...to the passenger side front tire, and repeat the procedure in Step 8. 10. Proceed to the passenger side rear tire, and repeat the procedure in Step 8. 11. ...the sensor identification code has been matched to the driver side rear tire, and the TPMS sensor matching process is no ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Vehicle Care After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire and Loading Information label. See Tire Pressure on page 9‑56 and Vehicle Load Limits on page 8‑12. Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor System. See Tire ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... to meet General Motors Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) system rating. If you need replacement tires, GM strongly recommends that you get tires with the same TPC Spec rating. This way, your vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed to give ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... specifications that impact the overall performance of your vehicle, including brake system performance, ride and handling, ... If you use bias-ply tires on the vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks ..., speed rating, and construction type (radial and bias‐belted tires) as your vehicle's ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...if non‐TPC Spec rated tires are installed on your vehicle. Non‐TPC Spec ...get with TPC Spec rated tires. See Tire Pressure Monitor System on page 9ମ., if your vehicle has electronic systems such as anti‐lock brakes, rollover ... GM specific wheel and tire systems developed for your vehicle, and have...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    Vehicle Care 9-67 Uniform Tire Quality Grading Quality grades can be found ..., and temperature performance. This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States. The grades are molded on .... Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    .... Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The tires and wheels on the vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the ... the alignment should be checked. If the vehicle vibrates when driving on a smooth road, the tires and wheels might need to be rebalanced. See your dealer/retailer for proper diagnosis.
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See your dealer/retailer if any... you need. Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying capacity, diameter, width, offset,..., speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance, and tire or ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...If you do find traction devices that will fit, install them on the front tires. A rear blowout, particularly on a curve, acts much like a skid ... the same correction you would use in a skid. In any rear blowout remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control by steering the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Do not allow passengers to remain in the vehicle. To be certain the vehicle will not move, put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire on the other side, at the opposite end of the vehicle. ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. Tire Changing Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ... wheel wrench counterclockwise to loosen and remove the wheel nut caps. If needed, finish loosening ... correct position or you may damage your vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 4. Position the jack head, as shown Set the ... badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. { WARNING Lifting a vehicle and getting under it to do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... compact spare to fit under the vehicle. 7. Remove all of the wheel nuts. 8. Remove the flat tire. {... come off and cause an accident. When changing a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, use a cloth or a (Continued) 9. Remove any rust...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...{ WARNING Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts because the nuts might come loose. The vehicle's wheel could fall off, causing a crash. ... torque specification supplied by the aftermarket manufacturer when using accessory locking wheel nuts. See Capacities and Specifications on page ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...trip and have the full-size tire repaired or replaced at your convenience. Of course, it is best..., a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop... tools: 1. Place the jack and tools in the rear storage compartment. 2. Place the flat or spare...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... rails which can damage the tire, wheel and other parts of the vehicle. Do not use the compact...another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to ...will not work, and it could damage the vehicle. The jump start positive (A) is located under a trim cover ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... Care Notice: If you leave the radio or other accessories on during the jump starting procedure, they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the warranty. Always turn off the radio and other accessories when jump starting the vehicle. 4. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF and switch off ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 7. Connect one end of the black negative (-) cable to ... terminal on the vehicle with the dead battery. 5. Connect one end of the red positive (+) cable to the jump start positive (+) post (A). Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always connect and remove the jumper cables in the correct order, making sure ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... disabled vehicle should be towed with all four wheels off the ground. Consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing service if the disabled vehicle must be... things to consider before recreational vehicle towing: . What is the towing capacity of the towing vehicle? Be sure to read the...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... towed from the rear with all four wheels on the ground. Dinghy Towing From the Front When dinghy towing, the vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel ...Towing From the Rear Use the following procedure to dinghy tow the vehicle from the front with all four wheels ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... designed for towing to ensure that the front wheels are locked into the straight ahead position. 6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly following the manufacturer... vehicle. 8. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF. 9-83 Dolly Towing From the Rear . Vehicles with front-wheel drive can be dolly towed from the...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... this section. Finish Care Occasional waxing or mild polishing of the vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. Approved cleaning products can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. If the vehicle has a basecoat/ clearcoat paint finish, the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... of any vehicle care product. Rinse the vehicle well, before washing and after to remove all cleaning agents completely. If they...kPa (1,200 psi) can result in damage or removal of paint and decals. Notice: Conveyor systems on some automatic car washes could damage the vehicle. There may not be enough...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...chrome-plated wheels, could damage the surface of the wheel(s). The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Use only approved cleaners on aluminum or chrome... aluminum wheels could damage the wheels. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Use chrome polish on...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... brushes, could damage the aluminum or chrome-plated wheels. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Never drive a vehicle that has aluminum or chrome-.... Sheet Metal Damage If the vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...damage can be corrected in your dealer's/ retailer's body and paint shop. Interior Care The vehicle's interior... furnishings can also transfer color to the vehicle's interior. Remove dust from small buttons and knobs... underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...when cleaning glass surfaces on the vehicle, could scratch the glass and/or cause damage to the rear window defogger. When cleaning the glass on the vehicle, use only a ... and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning the vehicle's interior, maintain adequate ventilation ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... white cloth with water or club soda. 2. Remove excess moisture. 3. Start on the outside edge of the soil and ... Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to remove dust and loose dirt. A canister vacuum ... carpeted floor mats. For soils, always try to remove them first with plain water or club ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    Vehicle Care Leather To remove dust, a soft cloth dampened with water can be used. If ... products, or those containing organic solvents to clean the vehicle's interior because they can alter the ... products, or those containing organic solvents to clean the vehicle's interior because they can alter the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    9-92 Vehicle Care 2 NOTES
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... in good working condition, improves fuel economy, and reduces vehicle emissions for better air quality. ... vehicles, maintenance needs vary. The vehicle might need more frequent checks and services. Please read the information under Scheduled Maintenance. To keep the vehicle in good condition, see ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... Service. When the "Change Engine Oil Soon" message displays, service is required for the vehicle as soon as possible, ... conditions, the engine oil life system might not indicate the need for vehicle service for more ...and the oil life system must be reset. Your dealer/retailer has trained service ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    Service and Maintenance If the engine oil life system is reset accidentally, service the vehicle within 5 000 km/3,000 miles since the last service. Reset the oil life system whenever the oil is changed. See Engine Oil Life System on page 9‑13....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... first). More frequent replacement may be required if vehicle is driven regularly under dusty conditions. Additional Required Services At Each Fuel Stop . . Engine oil level check. See Engine Oil on page 9‑11. Engine coolant level check. See...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... Engine Oil Change After Every 160 000 km/100,000 Miles . . Fuel system inspection for damage or leaks. First Engine Oil Change After...Fluid on page 9‑14. . . First Engine Oil Change After Every 240 000 ...See Cooling System on page 9‑17. An Emission Control Service. Engine accessory drive ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    10-6 Service and Maintenance Maintenance II Service Change engine oil and filter. Reset oil life system. Engine coolant level check. Windshield washer fluid level check. Tire inflation pressures check. Tire wear inspection. Rotate tires. Fluids visual ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Usage Engine Oil Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil which meets GM ... for Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. To determine the proper viscosity for the vehicle's engine, see Engine Oil on page 9‑11. 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    10-8 Service and Maintenance Usage Automatic Transmission Key Lock Cylinders ® Fluid/Lubricant DEXRON -VI Automatic Transmission Fluid. Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474). Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. U.S. 12346293, in ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    Service and Maintenance 10-9 Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your retailer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 2.4L L4 Engine 3.0L V6 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine Passenger Compartment...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    10-10 Service and Maintenance Maintenance Records After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts. Maintenance Record Date Odometer ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    Service and Maintenance Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Services Performed 10-11
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    10-12 Service and Maintenance Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Services Performed
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...the engine code. This code identifies the vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. See "Engine Specifications" under Capacities and Specifications on page 11‑2 for the vehicle's engine code. Vehicle Data Capacities and Specifications ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    11-2 Technical Data Vehicle Data Capacities and Specifications Application Capacities Metric English For the air conditioning system refrigerant charge amount, see the ... L4 Engine 3.0L V6 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine Engine Oil with Filter 2.4L L4 Engine 3.0L V6 Engine 3.6L ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... *See Automatic Transmission Fluid on page 9‑14 for information on checking fluid level. All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. Engine ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    11-4 Technical Data Engine Drive Belt Routing 2.4L L4 Engine (Electric Power Steering) 2.4L L4 Engine (Hydraulic Power Steering) 3.0L, 3.6L V6 Engines
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Buick. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your GM...Recorders ...12-16 OnStar® ...12-16 Navigation System ...12-17 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) ...12-17...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    12-2 Customer Information When contacting Buick, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved... by the dealership without further help, in the U.S., contact the Buick Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800... panel. Dealership name and location Vehicle delivery date and present mileage...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...Ontario L1H 8P7 12-3 Customer Assistance Offices Buick encourages customers to call the toll-free number .... However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail Buick, the letter should be addressed to: United States - ...P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, MI 48232-5136 www.Buick.com 1-800-521-7300 1-800-832-8425...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... Owner Center (U.S.) - www.gmownercenter.com/ buick Information and services customized for your specific vehicle - all in ... and maintenance records Find Buick dealers for service nationwide Exclusive privileges and ... Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Buick by dialing: 1-800-83-...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    Customer Information Other Helpful Links: Buick - www.buick.com Buick Merchandise - www.buickmerchandise.com Help Center - www.buick.com/ helpcenter . . 12-5 Here are a few of the valuable tools and services you ... GM dealers/retailers. My Driveway: Access quick links to parts and service ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... not covered. Roadside Assistance is not a part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Buick and General Motors of Canada Limited ... discontinue the Roadside Assistance program at any time without notification. Buick and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to limit services or payment to ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ...security reasons, the driver must present identification before this service is given. Emergency Tow From a Public Road or Highway: Tow to the nearest Buick dealer for warranty service, or if the vehicle was in a crash and cannot be driven. Assistance is also ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ...needs, your dealer/ retailer can help minimize your inconvenience. If your vehicle... ask for instructions. If the dealer/retailer requests you to bring the vehicle for service, you... participating dealers are proud to offer Courtesy Transportation, a customer support program for vehicles with the Bumper...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... of the dealer's area. Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement If your vehicle requires overnight warranty repairs, and public transportation is... obtain if your vehicle is kept for an overnight warranty repair. Rental reimbursement will be limited and must be supported by original ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs diminish your vehicle's resale value, and safety performance can be ... original equipment parts may also be used for repair. These parts are typically removed from vehicles that were total losses in prior crashes. In most cases, the ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... your current insurance carrier, consider switching to another insurance carrier. If your vehicle is leased, the leasing company may require you to have insurance that assures repairs with Genuine GM Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...care of. Move the vehicle only if its position puts you in danger, or you are instructed to move ... description of the damage to the other vehicle Managing the Vehicle Damage Repair Process In the event that your ... be covered by your GM vehicle warranty. Insurance pays the bill for the repair, but you...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... within reasonable limits. 12-13 Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, ... Order Forms Technical Service Bulletins and Manuals are available for current and past model GM vehicles. To ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ..., please notify General Motors. Call 1-800-521-7300, or write: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, MI 48232-5136 .... Some modules may also store data about how you operate the vehicle, such as rate of fuel consumption or average speed. These modules may also retain the owner's ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. The EDR is designed to record ... such data as: . How various systems in your vehicle were operating Whether or not the driver ... use. See also OnStar® System on page 4‑43 in this manual for more information....
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... other trip information. Refer to the navigation system operating manual for information on stored data and for deletion instructions. Radio Frequency Statement ... transmitters for garage door openers. RFID technology in GM vehicles does not use or record personal information or ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    12-18 Customer Information 2 NOTES
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... ...2-25 Alarm System Anti-Theft ...1-13 All-Wheel Drive ...8-30 AM-FM Radio ...6-12 Antenna Satellite Radio ...6-19 Anti-Theft Alarm System ...1-13 Alarm System Messages...Players ...6-20 CD ...6-20 Audio System Backglass Antenna ...6-19 Radio Reception ...6-18 Theft-Deterrent Feature...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... California Fuel Requirements ...8-50 Perchlorate Materials Requirements ...9-3 Warning ...9-3 Camera, Rear Vision ...8-45 Canadian Vehicle Owners ...iv Capacities and Specifications ...11-2 Carbon Monoxide Engine Exhaust ...8-26 Trunk ...1-11 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    INDEX Climate Control Systems Automatic ...7-1 Dual Automatic ...7-4 Clock ...4-8, 4-9 Cluster, IP ...4-12 Collision Damage Repair ...12-10 ... ...4-34 Locks ...1-10 Power Locks ...1-10 Drive Systems All-Wheel Drive ...8-30 Driver Information Center (DIC) ...4-25 Driving Better Fuel Economy ...8-2 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... Messages ...4-35 Drive Belt Routing ...11-4 Exhaust ...8-26 Overheated Protection Operating Mode ...9-23 Overheating ...9-21 ......5-1 Exterior Lamps Off Reminder ...5-2 Dual Automatic Climate Control System ...7-4 DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System ...6-34 DVD/CD Player ...6-22 F Filter Engine Air ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ......8-50 Gasoline Specifications ...8-49 Gauge ...4-13 Low Fuel Warning Light ...4-24 Recommended ...8-49 Requirements, California ...8-50 System Messages ...4-36 ... Breakers ...9-40 Instrument Panel Fuse Block ...9-44 Rear Compartment Fuse Block ...9-46 i-5 G Garage Door Opener ...4-...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... INDEX Heated Front Seats ...2-7 Heated Mirrors ...1-16 High-Beam On Light ...4-24 Highway Hypnosis ... Introduction ...iii, 6-1 J Jump Starting ...9-77 Lap-Shoulder Belt ...2-19 LATCH System Replacing Parts... Warning ...4-21 Charging System ...4-16 Cruise Control ...4-25 Engine Oil Pressure ...4-23 ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ......4-34 Engine Cooling System ...4-35 Engine Oil ...4-35 Engine Power ...4-36 Fuel System ...4-36 Key and Lock ...4-36 Messages (cont.) Lamp ... ...1-15 Monitor System, Tire Pressure ...9-57 N Navigation System Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy ...12-17 Net, Convenience ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...12-4 OnStar® System ...4-43 Operation, Infotainment System ...6-7 Outlets Power ...4-10 Overheated Engine ... Transportation ...12-8 Proposition 65 Warning, California ...9-3 R Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) ...12-17 ...Radios AM-FM Radio ...6-12 CD/DVD Player ...6-22 Reception ...6-18 Satellite ...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... Reading Lamps ...5-5 Rear Seat Entertainment System ...6-34 Rear Seats ...2-9 Rear Vision Camera (RVC) ...8-45 Rearview Mirrors ...1-16 ...-15 U.S. Government ...12-14 Safety Locks ...1-11 Safety System Check ...2-24 Satellite Radio ...6-15 Scheduled Maintenance ...10-2 Scheduling Appointments ...12-8...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... ...12-8 Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...2-36 Shifting Into Park ...8-24 Out ...Front ...2-7 Lumbar Adjustment, Front ...2-5 Power Adjustment, Front ...2-4 Rear ...2-9 Reclining Seatbacks ...2-6 Securing Child... Light ...4-24 Vehicle ...1-13 Selective Ride Control ...8-36 Service Accessories and...
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... Information ...8-53 Recreational Vehicle ...9-81 Trailer ...8-58 Vehicle ...9-81 Traction Control System (TCS) ...8-34 Limited-Slip Differential ...8-36 Off ... ...8-40 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...9-67 Universal Remote System ...4-45 Operation ...4-49 Programming ...4-46 Using this Manual ...iv
  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... ...4-33 Personalization ...4-38 Remote Start ...1-8 Security ...1-13 Towing ...9-81 Vehicle Care Tire Pressure ...9-56 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...11-1 Service Parts Identification Label... Danger ...iv Hazard Flashers ...5-3 Washer Fluid ...9-24 Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...9-...



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