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  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2008 GMC Envoy and Envoy Denali Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-11 Safety Belts ...1-13 Child Restraints ...1-32 Airbag System ...1-53 Restraint System Check ...1-68 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-7 Windows ...2-13...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ..., Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 1-800-551-4123 www.helminc.com GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Truck Emblem and the names ENVOY, and DENALI are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    Using this Manual Many people read the owner manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle to ... place to quickly locate information about the vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Vehicle Damage Warnings You will also find notices in this manual. Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle. A notice .... The notice tells what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... the Restraint Systems ...1-68 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-69 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Seats ...1-2 Power Seats ...1-3 Manual Lumbar ...1-3 Power Lumbar ...1-4 Heated Seats ...1-4 Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals ...1-5 Reclining ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    Front Seats Manual Seats {CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not want to. Adjust the driverମ.
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    .... For seats with power reclining seatbacks, see "Power Reclining Seatbacks" under Reclining Seatbacks on page 1-7. Manual Lumbar On vehicles with this feature, the knob is located on the outboard side of the driver's seat. To adjust the seat:...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    .... The engine must be running for the heated seat feature to work. To increase or decrease support, hold the control forward or rearward. To heat the entire seat, press the horizontal ... of high, medium, and low and to turn the heated seat off. The indicator lights above the button will come ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... entry transmitter will recall the preset driver's memory seat, mirrors, and adjustable pedals position. ... the key in the ignition will recall the driver's memory seat, mirrors, and adjustable pedals positions. 1-5 Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals If your vehicle has this feature, the controls ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... button is used to program and recall the desired driver's seat position when exiting or entering the vehicle. The mirrors, power lumbar, recline, and adjustable ... information on activating this feature in the DIC. If an easy exit seat position has not been stored, the default ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked. If the seats have manual reclining seatbacks, the lever used to operate them is located on the outboard side of the seat(s). {... the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...Reclining Seatbacks If your seats have power reclining seatbacks, use the vertical power seat control located on the outboard side of the seat(s). To recline the seatback, do the following: 1. Lift the recline lever. 2. Move the seatback to the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. Do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. 1-9
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Head Restraints Pull the head restraint up to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the head restraint down. Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint is at the same height as the top of the occupant's head. This ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... seat(s), do the following: Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause... normal stowed position before folding a rear seat. 2. Lift the lever, located on the outboard side ...folded down. 1. Pull up on the loop located where the seat cushion meets the seatback and flip ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... return the seat(s) to the original position, do the following: {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked,...head restraints to the upright position by reaching behind the seat and pulling it forward until it locks... restraint to make sure that it is locked. 3. Flip the seat cushion back into place. 1-12...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should ...to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels. 1-14
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... 1-15
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    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 more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That is why safety belts make such good sense. 1-16
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...a crash - even one that is not your fault - you and your passenger(s) can be hurt. Being a good driver does not protect you from things beyond ... has airbags, why should I have to wear safety belts? A: Airbags are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... wearing safety belts. First, before you or your passenger(s) wear a safety belt, there is important information ... your feet on the floor in front of you. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug ... over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: 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. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give as much ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your lap belt is too loose. In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force on your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The lap belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: 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 injuries. Always buckle your belt ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: 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 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, you would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. Your body could move too far forward increasing the chance of head and neck injury. You might also slide under the lap ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... this? {CAUTION: 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. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-25
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Lap-Shoulder Belt All seating positions in your vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. Here...wear a lap-shoulder belt properly. 1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is adjustable, so you can sit up ...restraint locking feature may affect the passenger sensing system. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61. 3. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    4. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. It may be necessary to pull stitching on the safety belt through the latch plate to fully tighten the lap belt on smaller occupants. To unlatch the belt, push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... ones, and probably other new parts for your safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash on page 1-69. Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides Rear ... and head. There is one guide for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. Here is how to install the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    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. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-29
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining ...belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guide. Slide the guide back onto its storage clip located ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer/retailer will order you an extender. When you go in to order ... it for securing child seats. To wear it, attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. A pregnant woman should wear a ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... Restraints Older Children The manufacturer's instructions that come with the booster seat state the weight and height limitations for that booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulder belt until the child..., continue. If no, return to the booster seat. • Buckle the lap-shoulder belt. Does...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... page 1-26. According to accident statistics, children and infants are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    {CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. In a crash, the child would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. The child might slide under the lap belt. The belt force would then be ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    Infants and Young Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... child restraints? A: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle's owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular restraint ...weight, height, and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. 1-36
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ..., there are many different models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it ... a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...A rear-facing infant seat (A) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in...is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... the vehicle using the vehicle's safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be secured in the vehicle...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...: (Continued) Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front ... the child restraint in a rear seat. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61 for additional.... When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with your child...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... 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 either the lower... top tether and anchor. In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child restraint that...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ..., and that the tether be attached. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If the child restraint does not have a ... will have a single attachment (B) to secure the top tether to the anchor. Seating positions with top tether anchors. j (Lower Anchor): Seating positions ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...Be sure to use an anchor located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. Do not secure a ...national or local law requires that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top tether must be...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... LATCH-type child restraint 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. 1-44
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...restraint with the top tether and the safety belts. Refer to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors for the desired seating position. 1.2. Pull the strap at the center of the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... anchor, if equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top ...tether according to your child restraint instructions and the following instructions. If your vehicle ...and in between the headrest or head restraint posts. See Rear Seat Operation on page 1-11....
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child ... Outside Seat Position When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with your child restraint to ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    3. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if necessary. 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-48
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions regarding the use of the top tether. See Lower... your child restraint, secure it in a rear outside seat position. If you secure a child restraint in the center seat position, follow the instructions in Securing a Child Restraint in...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...In addition, your vehicle has a passenger sensing system which is designed to turn off the right front...ating airbag. Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front ... secure the child restraint in a rear seat. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61 for additional ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... restraint in this position. Follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. 1. Move the seat as far back ...-facing child restraint. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front .... See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-34. 2. Put the child restraint on the seat...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. If the airbag is off, the off indicator in the passenger airbag status indicator will come on and stay on when the vehicle is started. 1-52
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... the vehicle's seatback and adjust the seat cushion if possible. Also make sure .... • A roof-rail airbag for the driver and the passenger seated directly behind the driver. • A roof... on the middle part of the steering wheel for the driver and on the instrument panel for the right front passenger...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Here are the most important things to know about the airbag system: {CAUTION: Frontal airbags are designed to deploy in moderate to severe frontal and near frontal crashes. They are not designed to inflate in rollover, rear crashes, or in many side crashes. Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... panel cluster, which shows the airbag symbol. The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-33 for more information. 1-55
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    Where Are the Airbags? The right front passenger's frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-56
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... the rope or tie down through any door or window opening. If you do, the path of an ... roof-rail airbag will be blocked. Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar The roof-rail airbags for the ..., right front passenger, and second row outboard passengers are in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-57...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... For more severe frontal impacts, full deployment occurs. Your vehicle has seat position sensors which enables the sensing system to monitor the position of the driver's and right front passenger's seat. The sensors provide information that is used to...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...an Airbag Inflate? In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the inflator. Gas from the inflator fills ... inflator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the airbag module. Frontal airbag modules are located ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...Makes an Airbag Inflate? on page 1-59. The parts of the airbag that come into contact with you... cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone... air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an airbag...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...for the right front passenger's position. The passenger airbag status indicator will be visible in the rearview mirror when you start your vehicle. ... 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 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... the passenger sensing system. The passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the right front passenger's seat. The sensors are designed to detect ...-facing child restraint, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...by a smaller person, such as a child who has outgrown child restraints. • Or, if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing system. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger's frontal airbag, the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the right front passenger's seat. When the passenger sensing system has allowed the airbag to be enabled, the on indicator will light and stay lit to remind you that the airbag is...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...seat covers, seat heaters, and seat massagers can affect how well the passenger sensing system operates. We recommend that you not use seat covers or ...between the passenger's seat cushion and seatback may interfere with the proper operation of the passenger sensing system. 1-65
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... system in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer/retailer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-16. Adding Equipment to Your ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... off the passenger airbag(s). See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61. If you have any questions about ...Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page 7-2. In addition, your dealer/retailer and the service manual have information about the location of the airbag sensors, sensing and diagnostic module and ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Torn or frayed safety ..., see What Makes an Airbag Inflate? on page 1-59. See your dealer/retailer for service. 1-68
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...System Parts After a Crash If you have had a crash, do you need new belts or LATCH system (if equipped) parts? After a very minor ...you may need new LATCH system parts. New parts and repairs may ...you will need to replace airbag system parts. See the part on the airbag system earlier in this section...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ✍ NOTES 1-70
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...37 Engine Exhaust ...2-37 Running the Vehicle While Parked ...2-38 Mirrors ...2-39 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-39 Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® ...2-39 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® ...12 Windows ...2-13 Power Windows ...2-14 Sun Visors ...2-15 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...2-16 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... ...2-59 Convenience Net ...2-59 Cargo Cover ...2-59 Cargo Tie Downs ...2-60 Sunroof ...2-60 Outside Manual Mirrors ...2-46 Outside Power Mirrors ...2-47 Outside Curb View Assist Mirror ...2-47 Outside Convex Mirror ...2-48 Outside Heated Mirrors ...2-...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The windows will function with the keys in the ignition and they could ... up. When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer/retailer provides the owner with a pair of identical keys and a...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... cause undesired operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.... in this section. • If you are still having trouble, see your dealer/retailer or a qualified technician for service. 2-4
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... vehicle. There are other conditions which can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System on page 2-4. You ...headlamps and taillamps will flash for up to 30 seconds. This can be turned off by pressing L again, by waiting for 30 seconds, or...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Battery Replacement Replace the battery if the KEY FOB # BATTERY LOW message displays in the DIC. See "KEY FOB # BATTERY LOW" under DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-53 for additional information. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...outside. {CAUTION: Unlocked doors can be dangerous. • Passengers, especially children, can easily open ...can lock or unlock the door from the inside by sliding the manual lever forward or rearward. When the door is unlocked,... can see a red area on the lever. The manual lever on each door works only ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... power lock or the remote keyless entry system. The first press of the power door lock switch or .... You can lock the doors immediately by using the power door lock switch or by pressing the lock ... feature on or off. If the feature is turned off, the doors will lock immediately when a power door lock ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...mode, do the following: 1. Begin with the ignition off. Then pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you and hold it there while you perform the next step. ...to RUN and LOCK twice. Then, with the key in LOCK, release the turn signal/multifunction lever. Once you do this, you...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... to do the following: 1. Begin with the ignition off. Then pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you and hold it there while you perform the next step. ... to RUN and LOCK twice. Then, with the key in LOCK, release the turn signal/multifunction lever. Once you do this, you ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... the door and open the door from the outside. Lockout Protection This feature stops the power door locks from locking when the key is in the ignition and a door is open to protect you from locking your key in the vehicle. If the power lock switch is pressed when a door is open and the key is in ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... through the seal between the body and the liftgate or liftglass: • Make sure all other windows are shut. • Turn the fan on your climate control system to its highest speed and select the control setting that will force outside air into your ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Windows {CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer .... Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-13
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make ... or killed if caught in the path of a closing window. Do not leave keys in a vehicle ... button to prevent unintentional operation of the windows. The controls for the power windows are located on the armrest on each ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... vehicle has a lockout feature to prevent passengers from operating the power windows. The lockout switch is located ... and swing it to the side to cover the side window. Visor Vanity Mirror Pull the sun visor ...feature. Pull the sun visor down and lift the mirror cover to turn on the lamps. The lamps ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The security light should flash. The system will not activate if the doors are locked with the key or manual door lock. 3. Close all doors. The security light should turn off after about 30 seconds. The alarm...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... Get out of the vehicle, close the door and wait for the security light to go out. 4. Then reach in through the window, unlock the door with the manual door lock and open the door. This should set off the alarm. When the alarm is set the power door...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... the key is removed from the ignition. The system is automatically disarmed when the key is turned to ON/RUN. You do not have to manually arm or disarm the system. The security light will come on if there is a problem with arming or disarming the theft-...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... does not start and the security light comes on, there may be a problem with your theft-deterrent system. Turn the ignition off and...vehicle. The following procedure is for programming additional keys only. Canadian Owners: If you lose or damage your keys, only a dealer/retailer can service the theft...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...The theft-deterrent system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer/retailer. Your vehicle is not protected by the theft-deterrent system at this ... vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. B (ACC/ACCESSORY): This position lets you ...time. Press the regular brake pedal, and turn the ignition to ON/RUN to shift out of PARK ... of this works, then your vehicle needs service. C (ON/RUN): This is the position for driving. The battery could ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... your vehicle is stopped. Retained Accessory Power (RAP) These vehicle accessories can be used for up to 20 minutes after the engine is turned off: Audio System Power Windows Overhead Console Sunroof (if equipped) 2-22
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...and lubricate all moving parts. Your vehicle has a Computer-Controlled Cranking System. This feature assists ...after 15 seconds to prevent cranking motor damage. To prevent gear damage, this system also prevents cranking ...with your dealer/retailer. If you do not, your engine might not perform properly....
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... plug-end of the cord may exist which will prevent engine coolant heater operation at temperatures above 0°F (−18°C). To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you do not, it could be... temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead of trying to list ... driving conditions. When less power is required, such as cruising at a constant vehicle speed, the system will operate ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    Automatic Transmission Operation There are several different positions for your gear shift lever. {CAUTION: It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...on page 2-34. Make sure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. You have to fully apply the regular brakes first and then press the shift lever button before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... provides the best fuel economy for your vehicle. If you need more power for passing, and you are: • Going less than about 35 mph (55 km... way down. You will shift down to the next gear and have more power. Downshifting the transmission in slippery road conditions could result in skidding, see "...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... has four-wheel drive, the engine's driving power can be sent to all four wheels for ... drive, you must be familiar with its operation. Read the part that follows before using four-wheel drive.... life of the transfer case or the Four-Wheel Drive system. The selector switch should be left in Two-Wheel ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... take your vehicle to your dealer for service. An indicator light will flash while shifting the transfer case.... last chosen setting. If the service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light on the instrument panel cluster... vehicle to your dealer for service. See Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light on page 3-...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... Four-Wheel High or Automatic Four-Wheel Drive Turn the knob to Four-Wheel High or Automatic Four-...to have your vehicle moving 1 or 2 mph (1.6 to 3.2 km/h). Turn the knob to Four-Wheel High, Auto Four-...to have your vehicle moving 1 or 2 mph (1.6 to 3.2 km/h). Turn the knob to Four-Wheel Low. You must ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... Shift the transfer case to Two-Wheel High. 5. Turn the transfer case knob all of the way ...ACCESSORY. 8. Place the transmission shift lever in PARK (P). 9. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF. Shifting Out ...brake and apply the regular brake pedal. 2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN with the engine off. 3. Put ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... parking brake lever located between the seats. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light on the instrument panel cluster will come ... brake system and cause premature wear or damage to brake system parts. Verify that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) by pressing the button on the side of the shift lever and pushing the lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to OFF/LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. You know your vehicle is in PARK (P) if the key can be removed ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...of PARK (P). This is called "torque lock." To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver's seat. To find out how, see Shifting Into PARK (P) on page 2-34. When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of PARK (P) before...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... (P) This vehicle has an electronic shift lock release system. The shift lock release is designed to: If your vehicle has ... the shift lever from PARK (P), consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing service. • Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in PARK (P) with the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do ...) You might have exhaust coming in if: • The exhaust system sounds strange or different. • Your vehicle gets rusty ... coming into your vehicle: • Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...even when you are on fairly level ground, always set the parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). {CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier caution under Engine Exhaust on page 2-37. Also, idling in a ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... to OnStar®. See OnStar® System on page 2-48 for more information on the services OnStar® provides. Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror When you are sitting in a comfortable ...side. The day/night adjustment allows you to adjust the mirror to avoid glare from the lamps behind you. Move the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...on/off button once to turn the compass on or off. There is a compass display in the window in the upper right corner of the mirror face. Compass ... activate the compass calibration mode. CAL will be displayed in the compass window on the mirror. The compass can be calibrated by driving the vehicle in...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...the following zone map. 3. Scroll through the zone numbers that appear in the window on the mirror by pressing the on/off button. Once you find ... may need calibration. See "Compass Calibration" listed previously. Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... Operation The automatic dimming mirror function is turned on automatically each time the ignition is started... until the green light comes on, indicating that the mirror is in automatic dimming mode. 2. Turn off... mirror function by pressing and holding the on/off button until the green indicator light...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...does not display the correct heading and the compass zone variance is set correctly. In order to calibrate, CAL must be displayed in the mirror compass windows. If CAL is not displayed, press and hold the on/off button until CAL is displayed. The compass can ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Passenger Airbag Indicator The vehicle may be equipped with a passenger airbag indicator, on the mirror glass, just above the buttons. If the vehicle has this feature, the .... For more information, see Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61. Automatic Dimming Mirror Operation The automatic...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... approximately two seconds. After two seconds, the mirror will display the compass heading. In order to calibrate, CAL must be displayed in the mirror compass windows. If CAL is not displayed, ...until the display reads a direction. Compass Variance The mirror is set in zone eight upon leaving ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...Indicator The mirror may be equipped with a passenger airbag indicator on the mirror glass, just above the buttons. If the vehicle has this feature the mirror ...that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing. Outside Manual Mirrors Adjust the outside rearview mirrors so...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... can see a little of the outside of the vehicle. After adjusting the position of the mirrors, turn the knob to the center off position so that the mirrors ... back the mirror up by moving the knob in the opposite direction. The mirrors can be manually folded inward to prevent damage when going through ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Outside Convex Mirror OnStar® System {CAUTION: A convex mirror can make things (like...over your shoulder before changing lanes. The passenger side mirror is convex. A convex mirror's surface is .... Outside Heated Mirrors Your vehicle may have this feature. When you operate the rear window defogger...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... for a full description of OnStar services and system limitations, see the OnStar Owner's Guide in your glove box or... Safe and Sound Plan Services • Driving Directions - Advisor delivered or OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (If equipped) • RideAssist • Information and Convenience Services 2-49
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...Hands-Free Calling may also be linked to a Verizon Wireless service plan in the U.S. or a Bell Mobility service plan in Canada, depending on eligibility. To find out more, refer to the OnStar Ownerମ. into voicemail systems, or to dial phone extensions. See the OnStar Owner’s Guide for more...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...a working electrical system (including adequate battery power) for the OnStar equipment to operate. There are other problems OnStar cannot control that may prevent OnStar from providing OnStar service to you at any particular time or place. Some examples are damage to important parts of your ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...door openers, security systems, and home lighting. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC ...LED) indicator light above the Universal Home Remote buttons, follow the instructions below. This system ...garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982. Read the instructions completely before...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... and facing the garage door opener motor-head or gate motor-head. Be sure that people and... radio-frequency signal. To program up to three devices: Programming the Universal Home Remote System If...transmitter was supplied by the manufacturer of your garage door opener receiver (motor head unit). 2-53
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... after Universal Home Remote successfully receives the frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons. ... stop here. If the Universal Home Remote indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds and then turns to a constant light, continue with the programming Steps 6 through 8. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... Home Remote buttons, begin with Step 2 of "Programming the Universal Home Remote System." Do not repeat Step 1, as this will erase all previous programming ... completed, locate inside the garage the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit). Locate the "Learn" or "Smart" button. The ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... help programming the Universal Home Remote System, call 1-800-355-3515 or go ...-held transmitter button until the frequency signal has been successfully accepted by the Universal ... for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted. Erasing Universal...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... the programming instructions earlier in this section, beginning with Step 2. For help or information on the Universal Home Remote System, call the... the handle up. Use the key to lock and unlock. • Rear Seat Audio Controls • Rear Seat Accessory Power Outlets • Rear Climate Control To open the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    Luggage Carrier {CAUTION: If you try to carry something on top of your vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage carrier - like paneling, plywood, a mattress and so forth - the wind can catch it as you drive along. This can cause you to lose control. What you are carrying could be ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... the endcap with the pocket in the trim panel located behind the rear seat. 2. Squeeze the opposite endcap, align it with the pocket located on the opposite ... and release. 3. Grasp the handle and unroll the cover. 4. Latch the posts into the sockets on the inside of the vehicle to secure it. 2-59
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...remove the cargo cover, do the following: 1. Release the cover from the latch posts and carefully roll it back up. 2. Squeeze ... The vehicle may have a power sliding sunroof. To open or close the sunroof, the ignition must be turned to RUN, ACCESSORY, or Retained Accessory Power (RAP) must be active. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... Light ...3-33 Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...3-34 Charging System Light ...3-36 Voltmeter Gage ...41 Oil Pressure Gage ...3-44 Change Engine Oil Light ...3-45 3-1 Instrument Panel Overview ... Devices ...3-6 Horn ...3-6 Tilt Wheel ...3-6 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...3-7 Turn and Lane-Change ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...66 Radio(s) ...3-66 Using an MP3 ...3-82 XM Radio Messages ...3-86 Navigation/Radio System ...3-87 Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System ...3-87 Rear...Cruise Control Light ...3-46 Reduced Engine Power Light ...3-46 Highbeam On Light ...3-47 Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light ...3-...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    .... B. Air Outlets. See Outlet Adjustment on page 3-28. C. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever. See Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7. D. OnStar and Audio Steering Wheel Controls. See ... Window Defogger. See "Rear Window Defogger" under Dual Climate Control System on page 3-21 and ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... lever is on the outboard side of the steering column, under the turn signal lever. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press the button again ... ignition. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your vehicle's turn signals will not work. Do not ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...Lever Turn and Lane-Change Signals The turn signal has two upward and two downward ...trailer towing option with added wiring for the trailer lamps, a turn signal flasher is used. With this flasher installed, the signal indicator flashes even if a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front and...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    Turn Signal On Chime A chime sounds if the turn signal has been on 3/4 of a mile (1.2 km). Move the turn signal lever to off. Flash-to-Pass This feature lets you use your high-... if your headlamps are in the automatic position. To use it, pull the turn signal lever toward you, then release ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...longer. Move the band to off, to stop the wipers. Turn the band to control the Windshield Washer L (Windshield ...press the windshield washer paddle. The wipers will clear the window and then either stop or return ... wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...To turn the wiper off, turn the control to 0. To wash the rear window, press the washer symbol located in the center of the control. The rear window washer uses the fluid from the same reservoir as ...can wash your windshield but not your rear window, check the fluid level. The rear window...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... Your vehicle has cruise control. The controls are located on the end of the turn signal/multifunction lever. To wash your headlamps, press ... activate the system. R (On): Move the switch to this position to turn the cruise control system on. S (Resume/Accelerate): Move the switch to this position...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...up to the speed you want. 3. Press the set button at the end of the lever and release it. 4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal. The accelerator pedal will not go down. Some vehicles have a cruise light on the instrument panel cluster that will come on when the cruise control is engaged. 3-12
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you do not need to reset it. Once you are going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can ... the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and do not use cruise control on steep hills. Increasing Speed While ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... Control There are three ways to turn off the cruise control: • Step lightly on the brake pedal. ... to NEUTRAL (N). Erasing Speed Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, the cruise .... ? (Automatic DRL/AHS): Turn the knob to this symbol to put the system into automatic headlamp ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...on Reminder A reminder tone sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are manually turned on, if the driver's door is open and the ignition ... instrument panel lights and radio lights will also turn on at normal brightness. Once on, the system remains on during these conditions even if the vehicle ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... position. If the vehicle is running and the automatic headlamp system is already on, it can be turned off by turning and releasing the headlamp control at the off position. The automatic headlamp system stays off until you turn and release the headlamp control at the off...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... Override The dome override button is located below the exterior lamps knob. Turn the knob to adjust the instrument panel lights. Turn the knob all the way up ... open a door unless the dome lamp override is pressed in. To turn the dome lamps off, press the button. The dome ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... state of charge. It then adjusts the voltage for best performance and extended life of the battery. When the battery's ... headlamps, high beams, fog lamps, rear window defogger, climate control fan at high ... plugged into accessory power outlets. Exit Lighting With exit lighting, the interior lamps ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...needs. It can increase engine idle speed to generate more power, whenever needed. It can temporarily reduce the power demands ...a Driver Information Center (DIC) message might be displayed, such as Battery Saver Active or Service Battery Charging System. If this message is displayed, it is recommended...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...radio. Your vehicle has three accessory power outlets. There are two outlets located ...If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the accessory power outlets... the proper installation instructions included with the equipment. 3-20 Notice: Improper use of the power outlet...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...oor outlets with a little air directed to the windshield and the side window outlets. The recirculation button cannot be selected while in floor ... compressor will also come on when this mode is activated. While in recirculation mode, the windows may fog when the weather is cold and damp. To clear ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... of high humidity (moisture) condensing on the cool window glass. This can be minimized if the climate control system is used properly. There are two...of the vehicle. You may notice a slight change in engine performance when the air conditioning compressor shuts off and turns on again. This is normal....
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... window. Dual Automatic Climate Control System < (Rear): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button ... button is pressed. If your vehicle has heated mirrors, this button will activate them. Notice: Do not use anything...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ..., the fan arrows, or either temperature knob to turn the system on. C (Mode): Press this button to manually select the air delivery mode to ... are linked. Passenger's Side Temperature Knob: Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to manually raise or lower the temperature on the passenger's ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...cause the vehicle to heat or cool any faster. Manual Operation To change the current setting, select ...following: w9x (Fan): This button allows you to manually adjust the fan speed. Press the up... for five seconds. C (Mode): Press this button to manually change the direction of the airflow in your...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... fan speed. Recirculation mode, if selected, will be cleared when the engine is turned off. #A/C (Air Conditioning): @ (Recirculation): Press this button to manually turn the air conditioning system on or off. When the system is on, the system will ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... condensing on the cool window glass. This can be reduced if the climate control system is used ...Rear): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button will come .... If your vehicle has heated mirrors, they will come on when this button is pressed. Notice...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... of non-GM approved hood deflectors can adversely affect the performance of the system. Check with your dealer/retailer before adding equipment to the ...(upper, bi-level or floor) to the rear seat area. PWR (Power): Press this button to turn the rear climate controls on or ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... of airflow (panel, bi-level or floor) to the rear seat area. The rear control only turns on if the front climate control system is on and not in defrost mode. If your vehicle has the rear seat audio system, the lower buttons are used to adjust the rear seat climate control ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You will know how fast you are going, about how much fuel you have used, and many other things you will need to know to drive safely and economically. United States Uplevel ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... trip stem on the instrument panel cluster. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the engine is started, a chime will come on for several seconds to remind people to... unless the driver's safety belt is already buckled. The safety belt light will also come on and stay on for several seconds, then it will...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the ... go out and the system is ready. Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light Several seconds ... Passenger Sensing System on page 1-61 for more information. The passenger safety belt light, located ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... vehicle serviced right away. Passenger Airbag Status Indicator Your vehicle has the passenger sensing system. Your rearview mirror has a passenger airbag status indicator. {CAUTION: If the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... (may inflate). {CAUTION: Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag if ...a rear-facing child restraint installed in the right front passenger's seat, it means that the passenger sensing system has not turned off the passenger's ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... at all, there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer/retailer for service. Charging System Light This light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition key, but the engine is not running...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... correct itself as higher engine speeds allow the charging system to create maximum power. You can only drive for a ... off all unnecessary accessories. Readings in either warning zone indicate a possible problem in the electrical system. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible. When the engine ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...chime may also sound when the light comes on. Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part..., you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. This light should come on brie�.
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...is safely possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the ABS light still stays on, or comes on again... brake related DIC messages. This light will come on if a problem is detected in the StabiliTrak® system. For more information see StabiliTrak...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... and/or traction of the vehicle, this light will flash. This is normal. This light will come on if any portion of the system has been manually turned off or a problem is detected in the system. If your vehicle has a Driver Information Center, a message will ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... and Then is Solid This indicates that there may be a problem with the Tire Pressure Monitor System. The light flashes for about a minute and stays on solid... comes on to indicate that there is an OBD II problem and service is required. When the Light is Solid This indicates that one or more of your...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...of the original tires with other than those of the same Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) can affect your vehicle's emission ... damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service might be required. • Light On Steady - An emission control system malfunction has been detected...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...the engine is warmed up. This will be detected by the system and cause the light to turn on. If you experience one ...the above steps have made the light turn off, your dealer/retailer can check the ...steps and see your dealer/retailer for service as soon as possible. If the Light Is On Steady You might...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...systems have not been completely diagnosed by the system. The vehicle would be considered not ready ...if the battery has run down. The diagnostic system is designed to evaluate critical emission control ...pass the inspection for lack of OBD system readiness, your dealer/retailer can prepare the vehicle ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. Oil pressure may vary ...pressure. Your vehicle may have a change engine oil light. When this light comes on it means ..., the change engine oil light must be reset. Until it is reset, the light will stay on when the engine ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... on page 2-16. Reduced Engine Power Light This light comes on when a noticeable reduction in the vehicle's performance occurs. Cruise Control Light ... speed when the reduced engine power light is on, but acceleration and speed may be reduced. The performance may be reduced until the next time you ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...This light comes on when the high-beam headlamps are in use. The service four-wheel drive light comes on to indicate that there may be a problem with the drive system and service is required. Malfunctions can be indicated by the system before any problem...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ..., the fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have remaining. Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: • At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full. • ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...y when you are starting the engine. This light comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. To turn it off, add fuel to the...odometer by pressing the trip odometer reset stem located on the instrument panel cluster. Turn off, or acknowledge, DIC messages by pressing the trip odometer reset stem. See ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... the information that was last displayed before the engine was turned off. If a problem is detected, a warning message will appear on the display. Pressing the trip stem will acknowledge ... will only make the message disappear, not correct the problem. The DIC has different modes which can ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... driven in either miles or kilometers. Pressing the reset stem located on the instrument cluster with the vehicle ... second while in one of the trip modes. This will reset the information for TRIP A or TRIP B. You can... button briefly while TIMER is displayed. To reset the timer to zero, press and hold...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... useful life. It will show 100% when the system is reset after an oil change. It will alert you to change the oil on a schedule consistent with your driving conditions. Always reset the engine... maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Engine Oil on page 5-16 and...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...Select): Press the select button to reset certain DIC functions, turn off or acknowledge messages .... For example, this button will allow you to reset the trip odometers, turn off the FUEL LEVEL ...OIL This message displays when the engine oil needs to be changed and service is required for your vehicle....
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... 10 seconds, or you can manually clear it from the DIC display. CURB VIEW ACTIVATED This message displays when the passenger outside rearview mirror moves into the curb view position. See Outside Curb View Assist Mirror on page 2-47 for more information. FUEL LEVEL LOW This ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... message clears. This message clears itself after 10 seconds, or you can manually clear it from the DIC display. OIL PRESSURE LOW/STOP ENGINE Notice: If you...soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. KEY FOB # ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...If this message displays, it means there may be a problem with the StabiliTrak® system. If this message appears, try to reset the system by performing the following: stop; turn off the engine; then start the engine again. If this message still comes on, it ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    SERVICE TIRE MONITOR This message displays if a part on the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) is not working properly. The tire pressure...the warning comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the TPMS. See your dealer/retailer. STABILITRAK OFF This message displays when...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... cap allows fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. This message remains on until it is manually cleared from the DIC display. The DIC message is also cancelled if the ignition is turned off. The DIC message and the Service Engine Soon light may come on again during a ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... shifted into PARK (P). UNLOCK DOORS: KEY OUT: All of the doors will unlock when the key is taken out of the ignition. UNLOCK DOORS: MANUALLY: The doors will not be unlocked automatically. To select a setting and move on to the next feature, press the customization button while the desired setting ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    Lock Feedback Press the customization button until LOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH appears in the display. To select your preference for the feedback you receive when locking the vehicle with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, press the select button while LOCK FEEDBACK: BOTH is displayed on the DIC. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... for how long the headlamps will stay on after you turn off the vehicle, press the select button.... HEADLAMP DELAY: OFF: The headlamps will not turn on. To select a setting and move on to the next... in the display. To select your preference for perimeter lighting, press the select button while PERIMETER...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    .... See "Easy Exit Seat" under Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals on page 1-5 for more ... select button will scroll through the following settings: SEAT RECALL: OFF (default): The driver's memory seat... desired setting is displayed on the DIC. See Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals on page 1-5 for more ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...passenger's outside mirror will not be tilted down when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE (R). CURB VIEW: PASSENGER: The passenger's outside mirror will be tilted down when the vehicle is ...the DIC. See Outside Curb View Assist Mirror on page 2-47 for more information. Alarm Warning ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... DIC will then display the information in the language you chose. You can also scroll through the different languages by pressing and holding the trip reset stem for four seconds, as long as you are in the odometer mode. 3-64 Units Press the customization button until UNITS: U.S. (ENGLISH) appears ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...operation of sound equipment that has been added. Notice: The chime signals related to safety belts, parking brake, and other ... page 5-3. {CAUTION: This system provides you with far greater access to audio stations and song listings. Giving extended attention to entertainment tasks while driving can...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Your vehicle may have a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, the audio system can be played even after the ignition is turned off. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-22 for more information. Radio(s) Setting the...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    Base MP3 Radio shown, Bose® similar Base Six-Disc CD Radio shown, Bose® similar Your vehicle has one of these radios as its audio system. If your vehicle has the Bose® audio system, your vehicle has six Bose® amplified speakers. 3-67
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can do the following: Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Push to turn the system on and off. op VOL or VOLUME: Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or to decrease the volume. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... arrow again to stop scanning presets. The radio only scans stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band. Finding a Station BAND: Press to switch between FM1,...or to the next station and stay there. The radio only seeks stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band. 3-69
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... equipped)), can be programed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2.... rock, and classical. To return the bass and treble to the manual mode, push and release this button until CUSTOM...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... and release until BAL (balance) displays. Turn to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers... release this knob until FADE or FAD displays. Turn to move the sound toward the front or the rear ...Radio, select and find a desired PTY perform the following: 1. Press the TYPE button to activate ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    SCAN: Scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following: 1. Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. TYPE ... (PTY) Station (RDS and XM™) For the MP3 Radio, select and find a desired PTY by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the P-TYPE knob to select a PTY. 2. Press ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... and six FM2), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2....ALERT! is not affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. TRAF (Traffic) (MP3 Radio): If TRAF displays, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... for the vehicle and must be returned to your dealer/retailer for service. LOCKED: This message displays when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take the vehicle to your dealer/retailer for service. If any error occurs repeatedly, or if an error cannot ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ..., first press the eject button or the INFO knob. If the ignition or radio is turned off, with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. When a CD is ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    .... 3. Wait for the indicator light, located to the right of the slot, to turn green. 4. Load a CD. Insert the CD part way into the slot, label side ... Once the light stops flashing and turns green, INSERT CD # displays, load a CD. Insert the CD part way into the slot, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... forward through the CD. A beep is heard and the indicator light, located to the right of the slot, begins to flash and EJECT ...not repeatedly press the Z button to eject a CD after pushing it in manually. The player's 25-second eject timer resets at each press of eject, causing the player to not ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... RDM button. RANDOM ONE displays. Press again to turn off random play. • To play the tracks on ...more information on AUTO EQ, see "AUTO EQ" listed previously in this section. • To repeat a track, press and ... RPT button. RPT displays. Press again to turn off repeat play. • To repeat the CD, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... called song list. This feature is capable of saving 20 track selections. To save tracks into the song list feature, perform the following steps: 1. Turn the CD player on and load it with at least one CD. See "LOAD CD" listed previously in this ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... last saved track returns to the first saved track. To delete tracks from the song list, perform the following steps: 1. Turn the CD player on. 2. Press the SONG ...of the list. To delete the entire song list, perform the following steps: 1. Turn the CD player on. 2. Press the SONG ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... DVD If your vehicle has the Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system and a DVD is playing, the ... that you were listening to. See Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 3-87 for more information....an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer/retailer when reporting the problem. 3-81
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... recorded using no file folders can also be played. The system can support up to 11 folders in depth, though, keep the depth of the folders to a minimum in order to keep..., and 949 files, the player lets you access and navigate up to the maximum, but all items over the maximum ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... information. The new track name displays. File System and Naming The song name that displays is ... than 32 characters or four pages are shortened. Parts of words on the last page of text and ... play continues from files according to their numerical listing. After playing the last track from the last ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... Z button or the DISPL knob. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player it stays in the player. ... tracks a current folder or playlist have played the system moves on to the next folder or playlist and ... track. Press and release this pushbutton again to turn off random play. NO RDM ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...listening to the radio. The CD symbol displays when a CD is loaded. o TUNE p: Turn the knob to fast track reverse or advance through the tracks in all ...or playlists. The track number and file name displays for each track. Turn this knob while in random to fast track reverse or advance the tracks in...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... take no longer than 30 seconds. No Signal: The system is functioning correctly, but the vehicle is in... moved into an open area, the signal should return. Loading XM: The audio system is acquiring and processing ... after having your vehicle serviced, check with your dealer/retailer. Radio ID: If tuned ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...Navigation/Radio System Your vehicle may have a navigation radio system. The navigation system has built-in features intended to minimize ... can never replace your own judgment. See the Navigation System manual for some tips to help you reduce distractions while driving. Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE)...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Before You Drive The RSE system is for rear seat passengers only and is not intended for the driver while ... shut off automatically if they lose the signal from the system after about four minutes to save battery power. The signal can be lost if the system is turned off or if the headphones are out of...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...RCA jacks and turn both the auxiliary device and the RSE system power on. If ... format may be in the PAL system. To change the video format, perform the following: 1. Press the 2. Stereo...s instructions for proper connection of the auxiliary device. z display menu button. Press the down q navigation...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... jacks on the Rear Seat Audio system (if equipped) The RSE system always transmits the audio signal to the wireless headphones, if there is audio available....be selected as an audio source on the rear seat audio system if the RSE system power is on. See Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...see "DVD Messages" later in this section. DVD Player Buttons (Without Sunroof) O (Power): Press to turn the RSE system on and off. The power indicator light illuminates when the power is on. X (Eject): Press to eject a DVD or CD. SRCE (Source...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every DVD. Use the navigation arrows to move the cursor around the DVD menu. After making a selection ... for more than three seconds to eject a DVD or CD. n, q, p, o (Menu Navigation Arrows): arrows to navigate through a menu. Use the r (Enter): Press to...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...information or the previews. Some DVDs begin playing after the previews have finished. If the DVD does not begin to play the main title, refer to the on-screen instructions. Ejecting a Disc (DVD Player without Sunroof) Press the c / X button on the DVD player faceplate to eject the disc. There is ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... button. Direct sunlight or very bright light can affect the ability of the RSE system to receive signals from the remote control. If the remote control does not ... a cool, dry place. Remote Control Buttons O (Power): v (Title): Press to turn the DVD player on and off. Press to...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...to switch between the DVD player and an auxiliary source. P (Illumination): Press to turn the remote control backlight on. The backlight times out after about 7 to ...the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every DVD. Use the navigation arrows to move the cursor around the DVD menu. After making a ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    { (Subtitle): Press to turn on subtitles and to move through subtitle options when a DVD is playing. The format and content of this function will vary for each disc. [ (Fast Forward): Press to fast forward the DVD or CD. To stop fast forwarding, press again. This button might not work while the DVD ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...parental control button might have been turned on. The power indicator light flashes. The system might be in auxiliary mode. The... button again to eject the disc. Problem No power. Problem In auxiliary mode, the picture moves or scrolls. Recommended Action Check the auxiliary input connections at ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... beginning. The auxiliary source is running but there is no picture or sound. My disc is stuck in the player. The Load/... See your dealer/retailer the headphones. for assistance. The DVD is playing, but Check that the DVD there is no picture or player is in DVD mode. sound. The audio/video skips or ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)*, two-way radios, mobile fax, or walkie talkies. It might be necessary to turn off the DVD player when operating one of...these devices in or near the vehicle. * Excludes the OnStar® System. Cleaning the Video Screen Use isopropyl ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... over the RSA controls. If the front seat passengers switch the source for the main radio ... the main radio is off. P (Power): Press this button to turn the system on or off. The rear speakers... the selection. This function is inactive if the front seat passengers are listening to the same audio source...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... shows the selections. This function is inactive if the front seat passengers are listing to the radio. While a CD is playing, press the ... this button to interact with the OnStar® system. See the OnStar® System on page 2-48 in this manual for more information. If your vehicle does not have OnStar, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... radio seeks preset stations only with a strong signal that are in the selected band. When a CD is playing in the CD .... The radio seeks stations only with a strong signal that are in the selected band. When a CD is playing, press ... gives the best sound, but FM signals reach only about 10 to 40 miles (...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...clear radio reception. If your vehicle has a sunroof, the performance of the XM™ system may be affected if the sunroof is open. Loading items onto the roof of your vehicle can interfere with the performance of the XM™ system. Make sure the XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ✍ NOTES 3-104
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... Recreational Vehicle Towing ...4-40 Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System ...4-44 Towing a Trailer ...4-45 Your Driving, the ... ...4-2 Drunk Driving ...4-2 Control of a Vehicle ...4-3 Braking ...4-3 Antilock Brake System (ABS) ...4-4 Braking in Emergencies ...4-5 Locking Rear Axle ...4-5 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ..., vision, and attentiveness. Police records show that almost 40 percent of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases, these deaths are ... was drinking and driving. In recent years, more than 17,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination, and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs, and frustration. But even in three-... of your vehicle. Adding non-dealer/non-retailer accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 5-3. 4-3
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...non-dealer/non-retailer accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories ...hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test is going on. This is normal. If there is a problem ... time the ignition is turned on until the problem is repaired. See your dealer/retailer for service...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Let us say the road is wet and you are driving safely. Suddenly, an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here is what happens with ABS: A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...the direction which you are steering. When you first start your vehicle and begin to drive away, the system performs several diagnostic checks to insure there are no problems. You may hear or feel the system working. This is normal and does not...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... below for more information. StabiliTrak® Off In this mode, both stability control and part of the traction control system are disabled. Your vehicle will still ...in an attempt to free it. It may also be necessary to turn off the system when driving in extreme off-road conditions where ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... Off None Vehicles without a DIC StabiliTrak® StabiliTrak® Service Indicator Light Light Off Off Event - StabiliTrak® On mode (System is fully ...Off Mode StabiliTrak® Off Mode (StabiliTrak® indicator light will flash when system first enters this mode). StabiliTrak® system ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... the cruise control. See Cruise Control on page 3-11. StabiliTrak® will turn off automatically if a problem is detected in the system. The StabiliTrak® light will come on and SERVICE STABILITRAK will be displayed on the DIC. For vehicles without a ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but ...into the straightaway. Adding non-dealer/non-retailer accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 5-3. Steering ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply the brakes. ...as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. An emergency...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn the steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. Let us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems - brakes, steering, and acceleration - do not have...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... skids correspond to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, the wheels are not rolling. ... water, ice, or packed snow on the road to make a mirrored surface - and slow down when you ... you are on a level, solid surface. The airbag system is designed to work properly under a wide ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...when driving over rough terrain. You or your passengers can be struck by flying objects. Secure the ...be sure to have all necessary maintenance and service work done. Check to make sure all ... information about your four-wheel-drive vehicle in this manual. Is there enough fuel? Is the spare tire fully ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... around. You will find other important information in this manual. See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34...a winch? If so, be sure to read the winch instructions. In a remote area, a winch can be handy if ... off-road recreational driving; obey all posted regulations. • Avoid any driving practice that...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... skills. Here is what we mean. Tune your senses to different kinds of signals. Your eyes, for example, need to constantly sweep the terrain for unexpected .... So, whether you are driving on or off the road, you and your passengers should wear safety belts. Scanning the Terrain Off-road driving can ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ..., off-road driving requires a different kind of alertness from driving on paved roads and highways. There are no road signs, posted speed limits, or signal lights. You have to use your own good judgment about what is safe and what is not. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...on the hillside, or will the surface cause tire slipping? • Is there a straight path up or down the hill so you will not have to make turning maneuvers? • Are there obstructions on the hill that can block your path, such as boulders, trees, logs, or ruts? • What is beyond the hill? Is there...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... try to maintain your speed. Do not use more power than you need, because you do not want ... stall, and you cannot make it up the hill: {CAUTION: Turning or driving across steep hills can be dangerous. You ... if at all possible. If the path twists and turns, you might want to find another route. • ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... hill as straight as possible in REVERSE (R). • Never attempt to turn around if you are about to stall when going up ... brake, put the transmission in PARK (P) and turn off the engine. Leave the vehicle and ... rather than in the left or right direction. Turning the wheel too far to the left or right ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... you could lose control and have a serious accident: • When driving downhill, avoid turns that take you across the incline of the hill. A hill that is not ... could cause loss of control and a serious accident. Apply the brakes lightly when descending a hill and use a low gear to keep vehicle speed ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...across the incline. Here are some things to consider: • Surface conditions can be a problem when you drive across a hill. Loose gravel, muddy spots, or ... slide downhill. If you feel your vehicle starting to slide sideways, turn downhill. This should help straighten out the vehicle and prevent the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... (high) side of the vehicle and stay well clear of the rollover path. If your vehicle stalls when you are crossing an incline, be sure you, and any passengers, get out on the uphill side, even if the door there is harder to open. If you get out on the downhill side and the vehicle starts to roll ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... get good traction. You cannot accelerate as quickly, turning is more difficult, and you will need longer braking...braking. Drive at a reduced speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers. Hard packed snow and ice... fall through the ice and you and your passengers could drown. Drive your vehicle on ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    .... Also, water that deep can damage the axle and other vehicle parts. If the water is not too deep, drive slowly through it. At .... Also, check the fuel lines and cooling system for any leakage. Your vehicle will require more frequent service due to off-road use. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule for ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...some drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Night driving tips include: Watch for animals...drive. • Reduce headlamp glare by adjusting the inside rearview mirror. • Keep your eyes moving, especially during turns or No one can see...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... could cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car/vehicle wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally. Flowing or rushing water creates strong forces. Driving through flowing water could cause your ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... vehicle for a long trip, consider having it serviced by your dealer/retailer before departing. Things ...: • Windshield Washer Fluid: Reservoir full? Windows clean - inside and outside? Wiper ... ahead and to the sides. • Check the rearview mirror and vehicle instruments often. • Weather ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... the engine running and your vehicle in gear when you go downhill. • Keep your vehicle serviced and in good shape. • Check all fluid levels and brakes, tires, cooling system, and transmission. • Going down steep or long hills, shift to a lower gear. {...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...very careful. What is the worst time for this? Wet ice. Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it can offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it is about freezing, 32°F (0°C), and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    .... Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: • Allow greater following distance on any slippery road. • Turn on the hazard warning flashers. • Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...your vehicle, especially any that is blocking the exhaust pipe. And check around again from time to time to be sure snow does not collect there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that is away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...-charged battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on with the headlamps. Let the heater run for... Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat.... is too severe for the traction system to free the vehicle, turn the traction system off and ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out First, turn the steering wheel left and right to clear ... four-wheel-drive vehicles, shift into Four-Wheel High. Turn off any traction or stability system. See StabiliTrak® System on ... Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... the driver's door open, you will find the label attached below the door lock post (striker). The Tire and Loading Information label shows the number of occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (B) in kilograms and pounds. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... amount equals 1400 lbs and there will be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity ... the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... vehicle's Tire and Loading Information label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers, and cargo should never exceed your vehicle's capacity weight. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    Your vehicle may have an electronically controlled air suspension system that automatically keeps your vehicle level as you load and unload your vehicle. See Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System on page 4-44 for additional information. Certification/Tire Label This is called ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it ...the vehicle so that some of them are above the tops of the seats. • Do not leave an unsecured child restraint ... important loading information for off-road driving in this manual. See "Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... towed. See Before Leaving on a Long Trip on page 4-28. Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-8. If you want...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...has no provisions for internal lubrication while being towed, so it is important that you follow all the steps listed in this manual to dinghy tow your four-wheel-drive ...procedure to tow your vehicle: 1. Shift the transmission to PARK (P). 2. Turn the engine off, but leave the ignition on. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...brake only after the vehicle being towed is firmly attached to the towing vehicle. 7. Turn the ignition off. After towing, see “Shifting Out of Neutralମ.the vehicle onto the tow dolly. 2. Shift the automatic transmission to PARK (P). 3. Turn the engine off, but leave the ignition on. 4. Firmly set...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... to select the NEUTRAL (N) position for your vehicle. 7. Release the parking brake only after the vehicle being towed is firmly attached to the towing vehicle. 8. Turn the ignition off. After towing, see "Shifting Out of Neutral" under Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-29. Rear Towing (Rear Wheels ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...Follow the dolly manufacturer's instructions to attach and secure the vehicle being towed to the dolly and... the battery cable from the negative terminal (post) of the battery. The system also has an internal clock.... The system includes a compressor, two height sensors and two air springs supporting...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    .... Always follow the instructions in this section and check with your dealer/retailer for more information ... passenger compartment also serves as an indicator for internal system error. If the indicator light... be driven with the light flashing, but if it is you should have the vehicle serviced as soon...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... and it has to be used properly. That's the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important trailering tips... throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads....your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. 4-46
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... must be subtracted from the maximum trailer weight. Vehicle 2WD Envoy (4.2 L L6 Engine) Axle Ratio 3.42 3.73 4.10 ... (5.3 L V8 Engine) 3.42 3.73 3.42 4WD Envoy (4.2 L L6 Engine) 3.73 4.10 4WD Envoy (5.3 L V8 Engine) 3.42 3.73 Look in the following chart to find the maximum trailer weight for your ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle. If you have a lot of options, equipment, passengers or cargo in your vehicle, it will reduce the tongue weight your vehicle can carry, which will also reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. And if you...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    Consider the following example: A vehicle model base weight is 5,500 lbs (2 495 kg); 2,800 lbs (1 270 ... vehicle is equipped with some of the latest options and you have a front seat passenger and two rear seat passengers with some luggage and gear in the vehicle as well. You may add 300 lbs (136 kg) ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    The effect of tongue weight is about 1.5 times the actual weight. Dividing the 900 lbs (408 kg) by 1.5 leaves you with being able to handle only 600 lbs (272 kg) of tongue weight. Since tongue weight is usually at least 10 percent of total loaded trailer weight, you can expect that the largest ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch ... hitch, the bumper could be damaged in sharp turns. Make sure there is ample room ...must be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...into your vehicle through a window in the rear or another opening, drive with your front, main heating or cooling system on and with ...check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connection, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...may think drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It's important to check ... Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance. Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer The arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...: 1. Apply your regular brakes, but don't shift into PARK (P) yet. When parking uphill, turn your wheels away from the curb. When parking downhill, turn your wheels into the curb. 2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. 3. When the wheel ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...axle lubricant, belt(s), cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If you're trailering, it's a good idea to review these sections before you start your trip. Check periodically to...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...contains the following trailer circuits: Yellow: Left Stop/Turn Signal Dark Green: Right Stop/Turn Signal Brown: Running Lamps White: Ground Light Green: Back-up Lamps Red: Battery... Blue: Electric Brakes If you need to tow a light-duty trailer with a standard four-way round pin...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Engine Fan Noise ...5-35 Power Steering Fluid ...5-36 ... Replacement ...5-49 Halogen Bulbs ...5-49 Headlamps ...5-50 Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps ...5-51 Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps ...5-51 Back-Up Lamps ...5-53 License Plate Lamp ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...cation ...5-108 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-108 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-108 Electrical System ...5-109 Add-On Electrical...Headlamps ...5-109 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5-109 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-109 Fuses and Circuit Breakers...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...needs, visit your dealer/retailer. You will receive genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. Genuine GM parts have ... GM Accessories, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM Accessories. Also,...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    California Proposition 65 Warning Most motor vehicles, including this one, contain and/or ...other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems (including some inside the vehicle), many...you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts, and tools before you attempt any...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... own service work, you should use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ... this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-16...parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See Maintenance ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ..., your vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance might be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp could turn on and your vehicle might fail a smog-check test. See ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can corrode metal parts in the fuel system and also damage plastic and rubber parts. ... containing MMT can reduce the life of spark plugs and the performance of the emission control system could be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp might turn on. If this ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    .... To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are ... door on the driver's side of the vehicle. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly counterclockwise. While refueling, hang the tethered fuel cap ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... Washing Your Vehicle on page 5-103. When replacing the fuel cap, turn it clockwise until it clicks. Make sure the cap is fully installed. The diagnostic system can determine if... your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See Malfunction ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...Do not use a cellular phone while pumping fuel. {CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    Hood Release 1. To open the hood, first pull the handle with this symbol on it. It is located inside the vehicle under the instrument panel on the driver's side. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release. 3. Lift the hood, release the prop rod from its ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 4.2L L6 engine, here is what you will see: 5-12
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... Washer Fluid" under Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-37. D. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See Power Steering Fluid on page 5-36. E. Automatic Transmission Fluid Dipstick (Out of View). See ... Automatic Transmission Fluid on page 5-23. F. Engine Oil Dipstick. See "Checking Engine Oil" ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    When you open the hood on the 5.3L V8 engine, here is what you will see: 5-14
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... under Automatic Transmission Fluid on page 5-23. F. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil” ... Terminal (Marked GND). See Jump Starting on page 5-42. I. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See Power Steering Fluid on page 5-36. J. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See “Brake Fluid” ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on... Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil dipstick. 1. Turn off the engine and give the oil...tip down, and check the level. When to Add Engine Oil L6 Engine V8 Engine 5-16
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...for the V8 engine, add at least one quart/liter of the recommended oil. This section explains what kind of oil ...120. Notice: Do not add too much oil. If the engine has so much oil that... Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. Be sure to add enough oil to...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...-30 is best for your vehicle. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do ... Petroleum Institute (API) starburst symbol Oils meeting these requirements should have the starburst symbol on the container. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... work properly, you must reset the system every time the oil is changed. When the system has calculated that oil ... an oil change is necessary. A change engine oil light will come on, and, if your vehicle has a... meet GM Standard GM6094M are all you need for good performance and engine protection. 5-19
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... Your dealer/retailer has trained people who will perform this work using genuine parts and reset the system. It is also important to check the oil regularly and keep it at... prior to a change engine oil light or CHANGE ENGINE OIL message being turned on, reset the system. 5-20
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of used oil, ask your dealer/retailer, a service station, or a local recycling center for help. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter See Engine Compartment ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter remove the filter from the vehicle and lightly shake the filter to release loose dust and dirt. If the filter remains caked with dirt, a new filter is required. To inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change the fluid and filter at the intervals listed in Additional Required Services on page 6-6, and be ... have this done at the dealer/retailer service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you could get a ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    .... See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. 2. Reinstall it back in all the way, wait three seconds and then pull it back out again. If the dipstick does not go down the tube easily, turn the blade and try again until it is fully inserted in the tube. 5-24
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... be covered by your warranty. Always use the automatic transmission fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12. 3. Check both... fluid level. If inconsistent readings persist, contact your dealer/retailer. • When the correct fluid level is obtained, push the dipstick back in ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    .... The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-28.... the engine coolant may require changing sooner, at the first maintenance service after each 30,000 miles (50 000 km)...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core, and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four times ... system, you could damage your vehicle. Use only the proper mixture of the engine coolant listed in this manual for the cooling system. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... to add coolant to the radiator, see Cooling System on page 5-30. {CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the ...be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 5-...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot ... or NEUTRAL (N) and let the engine idle. 2. Turn on your heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open the windows as necessary. 5-29
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...at least three minutes while you are parked. If you still have the warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. Cooling System When you decide it is safe to lift the hood,...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...when idle speed is doubled by pushing the accelerator pedal down. If it does not, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. Notice: Engine damage from running the .... {CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Do not touch them. If ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. ... be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. When...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is...for the cooling system and radiator pressure cap to cool if you ever have to turn the pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    3. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL® coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. See Engine Coolant on page 5-26 for more information about the proper coolant mixture. 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...not be mistaken as the transmission slipping or making extra shifts. It is merely the cooling system functioning properly. The fan will slow down when additional cooling is not required... cap. Be sure the pressure cap is hand-tight and fully seated. You may also hear this fan noise when you start the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... Power Steering Fluid To check the power steering fluid, do the following: 1. Turn the key off and ... regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear... unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    .... Notice: • When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Do not mix water with ready-to-...Water can cause the solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water does not clean as well as ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. {CAUTION: If you have too ...uid only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. See "Checking Brake Fluid" in this section....reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake hydraulic system. If it is, you should have the brake...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...: • Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake hydraulic system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as...oil, in the brake hydraulic system can damage brake hydraulic system parts so badly that they will have to be replaced. Do not let someone put in the wrong kind of ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake .... Brake Pedal Travel See your dealer/retailer if the brake pedal does not return ... increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign that brake service might be required. Brake Adjustment Every time ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have ...tested with top-quality brake parts. When you replace parts of the braking system - for example, when the brake ...rear brakes can change - for the worse. The braking performance you have come to expect can...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...start your vehicle, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems. To avoid the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake ... in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transmission in PARK (P) or a manual transmission in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. If you ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... off your radio and other accessories when jump starting your vehicle. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accessories plugged into the cigarette lighter or the accessory power outlets, if equipped. Turn off the radio and all lamps that are ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    {CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep ... (−) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle .... It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to the remote negative (−) terminal on the vehicle with the dead ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... run the engine for a while. 11. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 4.2L L6 Engine 5.3L V8 Engine The remote negative (−) terminal is located on the front engine lift bracket for the 4.2L L6 engine, and on the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... a leak or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (−) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) and Remote Negative...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... It is not necessary to regularly check fluid unless you suspect there is a leak or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. How to Check Lubricant To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. To get an accurate ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... is not necessary to regularly check front axle fluid unless you suspect there is a leak or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. If the level is below the bottom of ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer/retailer. Headlamp Aiming ... that you take the vehicle to your dealer/retailer for service. Halogen Bulbs {CAUTION: Halogen ...You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 5-49
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... from the headlamp bulb. 5. Remove the bulb socket that needs to be replaced by turning it counterclockwise. 6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the old bulb. 7. Plug ... bulb using care not to touch the glass with your fingers. 8. Install the new bulb into the socket and turn it clockwise to ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... through 3 under Headlamps on page 5-50 to access the front turn signal, sidemarker or parking lamp. ... retaining clips to secure the headlamp assembly. Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps To replace a stoplamp/taillamp or turn signal bulb: 1. Open the liftgate. See Liftgate/Liftglass on page 2-12 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    5. Remove the socket plate. 6. Holding the socket, pull the bulb to release it from the socket. 7. Push the new bulb into the socket until it clicks. 8. Reinstall the socket plate and tighten the three screws. 9. Reconnect the wiring harness. 10. Reinstall the taillamp assembly by lining up the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    .... 1. Reach behind the rear bumper and locate the bulb socket. 2. Turn it counterclockwise to remove from the lamp assembly. 3. Holding the socket, pull the old...clicks. 5. Reinstall the bulb socket into the lamp assembly and turn it clockwise to secure. 2. Pull the lens away from the lamp assembly. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... Exterior Lamp Back-up Lamps/Rear Turn Signal Lamp, Stoplamp, and Taillamp Front Sidemarker Lamps Front Turn Signal Lamps License Plate Lamp High-Beam Headlamps Low-Beam Headlamps Bulb... position. For replacement bulbs not listed here, contact your dealer/retailer. Windshield Wiper Blade...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    3. Remove the insert from the blade assembly. The insert has two notches at one end that are locked by the bottom claws of the blade assembly. At the notched end, pull the insert from the blade assembly. 4. To install the new wiper insert, slide the insert (D), notched end last, into the end with ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Backglass Wiper Blade Replacement 3. Rotate the wiper blade assembly, and pull it off of the wiper arm. Hold the wiper arm in position and push the blade away from the wiper arm. 1. Lift the wiper blade assembly up and out of the park rest position. 2. Pull the wiper blade assembly away from the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your vehicle Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) • Underinflated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Low-Profile Performance Tire If your vehicle has P255/50R20 size tires, they are classified as low-profile performance tires. These tires are designed for very responsive driving on... also notice more road noise with low-profile performance tires and that they tend to wear faster. Notice...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... (DOT) code indicates that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. (D) Tire Identification Number (...): Tire manufacturers are required to grade tires based on three performance factors: treadwear, traction, and temperature resistance. For ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    Tire Size The following examples show the different parts of a tire size. (C) Aspect Ratio: A two-digit ... (P-Metric) Tire (A) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: The United States version of a metric tire sizing system. The letter P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... of optional accessories are, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and air conditioning. ...- Tire Pressure on page 5-64. Curb Weight: The weight of a motor vehicle with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...) Tire: A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles. Load Index:...Normal Occupant Weight: The number of occupants a vehicle is designed to seat multiplied by 150 lbs (68 kg). See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34. Occupant Distribution: Designated seating positions. 5-62
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ..., bears white lettering, or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or model name molding that is higher or deeper than the ... (P-Metric) Tire: A tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and multipurpose ... tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire beads are seated. Sidewall: ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    UTQGS (Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards): A tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire's traction, temperature, and treadwear. ... Grading on page 5-77. Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions multiplied by 150 lbs (68 kg) plus the rated ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... your tires when they are cold. The recommended cold tire inflation pressure, shown on the label, is the minimum 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 example of ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Remove the valve cap from the tire valve stem. Press the tire gage firmly onto the valve to get a pressure measurement. If the cold tire inflation pressure matches the recommended pressure on the Tire and Loading Information label, no further adjustment is necessary. If the pressure is low, add ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...See your warranty booklet for more information. Tire Pressure Monitor System The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses radio and sensor technology to check tire pressure levels. ... has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...exists. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire ...Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) operates on a radio frequency and complies with Part 15.... Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    Tire Pressure Monitor Operation The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) is designed to warn the driver when a low tire pressure condition ... low tire pressure warning light may come on in cool weather when the vehicle is first started, and then turn off as you start to drive. This could be an early ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... when the TPMS sensors are installed and the sensor matching process is performed successfully. See your dealer/retailer for service. vehicle's original equipment tires or ... functioning it cannot detect or signal a low tire condition. See your dealer/retailer for service if the TPMS ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... using a TPMS diagnostic tool. See your dealer/retailer for service. The TPMS sensors can also be matched to each tire/wheel position by increasing or decreasing the... need to start over with step number one. 6. Proceed to the passenger side front tire, and repeat the procedure in...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ..., check to see if the TPMS warning light is still flashing. If yes, turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF to exit the sensor matching process. If... for all tires on the vehicle. This will ensure that your vehicle continues to perform most like it did when the tires were new. 5-72...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor System. See Tire Pressure Monitor Operation on page 5-69....have treadwear indicators. {CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts .... Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If it moves, tighten the cable. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ..., when it was new, were designed to meet General Motors Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC spec) system rating. If you need ... impact the overall performance of your vehicle, including brake system performance, ride and handling, traction control, and tire pressure ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    .... This is because uniform tread depth on all tires will help keep your vehicle performing most like it did when the tires were new. Replacing less than a full set of tires can affect the braking and handling performance of your vehicle. See Tire Inspection and Rotation on page 5-72 for ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... vehicle may not provide an acceptable level of performance and safety if tires not recommended... tires, this could affect the way your vehicle performs, including its braking, ride and handling ...traction control, and electronic stability control, the performance of these systems can be affected. 5-76
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...cm), or to some limited-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to ... conform to federal safety requirements and additional General Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) standards. Traction - AA, A,...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...or Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensors, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel ... vehicle. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... vehicle may have an accessory inflator system. You can inflate things like ... cause damage to the brakes, suspension, or other vehicle parts. The area damaged by the tire chains could ... combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...and you or others could be injured. Be sure to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only to its recommended ...Press and release the switch to turn the air inflator on. The indicator light will remain on when the inflator is running. The system has an internal clock to prevent the...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ..., avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. See Hazard Warning Flashers on page ... your vehicle only for changing a flat tire. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use the jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely....
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...Continued) When your vehicle has a flat tire, use this as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks.... case is in a drive gear - not in NEUTRAL. 4. Turn off the engine and do not ...while the vehicle is raised. 5. Do not allow passengers to remain in the vehicle. 6. Put the wheel blocks ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... equipment needed to remove the spare tire is stored under the rear seat. To release the jack from its holder, turn the knob on the jack counterclockwise to lower the jack head. See Rear Seat Operation on page 1-11 for more information. Notice: If you remove or ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    A. B. C. D. E. Wheel Wrench Hoist Shaft Extension Retainer Spare or Flat Tire (Valve Stem Pointed Up) 3. Insert the socket end of the extension (C) on a 45 degree angle downward into the hoist drive shaft hole. 1. Open the liftgate. See Liftgate/Liftglass on page 2-12 for more information. 2. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare tire. Keep turning the wheel wrench until the spare tire can ...the tire not to lower. See Secondary Latch System on page 5-92 for more information. 5. Tilt the ... away before the spare tire or secondary latch system cable has been reinstalled, you could ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    .... 3. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts by turning the nuts one turn counterclockwise. Do not remove them yet. Front ...(s) E. Wheel Wrench 6. Place the jack in the appropriate position nearest the flat tire. 4. Turn the jack adjusting knob clockwise by hand to raise the jack lift ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. {CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack ...head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 7. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... a Flat Tire on page 5-82. 9. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. {CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... wheel-mounting surface. {CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. Because the nuts might ... held against the hub. If a nut cannot be turned by hand, use the wheel wrench and see ... dealer as soon as possible. 13. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    {CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to come loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...or Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-96 for instructions on storing the spare or flat tire correctly. {CAUTION: ... Step 6. {CAUTION: Before beginning this procedure read all the instructions. Failure to read and follow the ... and others could get hurt. Read and follow the instructions listed next. 5-92
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...If visible, first try to tighten the cable by turning the wheel wrench clockwise until you ...You cannot overtighten the cable. 3. Loosen the cable by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise three or four ... Tire and Tools on page 5-84. 5. Turn the wrench counterclockwise until approximately 6 inches ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    7. Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the end fitting. 8. Continue raising the jack until the spare tire ... latch has released and the spare tire is balancing on the jack. 9. Lower the jack by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise. Keep lowering the jack until the spare ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... away before the spare tire or secondary latch system cable has been reinstalled, you could ... cable before driving your vehicle. 14. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the cable back ... assembly until it has been repaired or replaced. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare the...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... properly with the valve stem pointing up and have the wheel repaired as soon as possible. {CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... degree angle downward. Connect the socket end of the extension to the hoist shaft (B). 6. Raise the tire fully against the underside of the vehicle. Continue turning the wheel wrench (A) clockwise until you hear two clicks or feel it skip twice. This indicates that the tire is secure and the cable ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... Make sure the tire is stored securely. Push, pull (A), and then try to turn (B) the tire. If the tire moves, use the wheel wrench and socket end ... the proper location in the vehicle as shown next. A. Handle B. Wheel Wrench C. Instruction Label D. Extension(s) E. Knob F. Wheel Blocks and Jack 5-98
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...and extension (D) in the slots provided. 2. Roll up the instruction label (C) and return to the slot in the tool ...blocks (F) to the jack. 4. Turn the knob (E) on the jack clockwise to raise the jack head. 5. Return the rear seat... inflated. The spare tire is made to perform well at speeds up to 70 mph...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... glass and/or cause damage to the rear window defogger. When cleaning the glass on your vehicle, use ... cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning your vehicle's ...bristles. Your dealer/retailer has a product for cleaning your vehicle's glass. Should it become ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... dirt. For liquid cleaners, about 20 drops per gallon (3.78 L) of water is a good guide. • For solid dry soils: remove as much as possible and then vacuum. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with water or club soda. 2....
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    If any of the soil remains, a commercial fabric cleaner or spot lifter may be necessary. When a commercial upholstery cleaner or spot lifter is to be used, test a small hidden area for colorfastness first. If the locally cleaned area gives any impression that a ring formation may result, clean the...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... Check the cleaning product label. If it states that it should not be used on plastic parts, do not use it on your vehicle or damage may occur and it... on your vehicle. Approved cleaning products can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. See Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials on page 5-107. Follow all...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under Washing Your Vehicle on page 5-103.... finish. Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts Bright metal parts should be cleaned regularly to ... aluminum. A coating of wax, rubbed to high polish, is recommended for all bright metal parts. 5-104
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades Clean the outside of the windshield and backglass with glass cleaner. Clean the rubber blades using a lint free cloth or paper towel soaked with windshield washer fluid or a mild detergent. Wash the windshield thoroughly when you clean the blades. Bugs, road ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system ... shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection.... causes this, we will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... Materials Description Polishing Cloth Tar and Road Oil Remover Chrome Cleaner and Polish White Sidewall Tire Cleaner Vinyl Cleaner Glass Cleaner Chrome Wheel Cleaner Finish Enhancer Usage... and exterior polishing cloth. Removes tar, road oil, and asphalt. Use on chrome or stainless steel. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...on page 5-120 for your vehicle's engine code. Service Parts Identification Label This label is... also appears on the Certification/Tire and Service Parts labels and the certificates of... registration. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Model designation Paint information Production options ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers in the fuse block protect the power windows and other power accessories. When the current load is too heavy, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is...new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can borrow one that...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    L6 Engine Fuses 1 2 Usage Electrically-Controlled Air Suspension Passenger Side High-Beam Headlamp Fuses 3 4 Usage Passenger Side Low-Beam Headlamp Back-Up Trailer Lamps 5-111
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... Control Module Canister Backup Powertrain Control Module 1 Oxygen Sensor Air Conditioning Truck Body Controller 1 Trailer Antilock Brakes (ABS) Ignition A Blower Motor Blower Passenger Side Trailer Turn 5-112
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... Air Injection Reactor (AIR) Solenoid Air Injection Reactor (AIR) Pump Vehicle Stability Enhancement System (StabiliTrak®) Regulated Voltage Control Usage Headlamp Wiper Rear Window Wiper/Washer Fog Lamps Horn Relays 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    V8 Engine Fuses 1 2 Usage Electrically-Controlled Air Suspension Passenger Side High-Beam Headlamp Fuses 3 4 Usage Passenger Side Low-Beam Headlamp Back-Up Trailer Lamps 5-114
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... Control Module 1 Powertrain Control Module Air Conditioning Injector Bank A Trailer Antilock Brakes (ABS) Ignition A Blower Motor Ignition B Passenger Side Trailer Turn Driver Side Trailer Turn Hazard Flashers Transmission Oxygen Sensor ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... Truck Body Controller 1 Electric Adjustable Pedal Vehicle Stability Enhancement System (StabiliTrak®) Regulated Voltage Control Relays 47 49 60 Miscellaneous 48 ... Panel Battery Rear Underseat Fuse Block Usage Headlamp Wiper Rear Window Wiper/Washer Fog Lamps Horn Fuel Pump Windshield Washer High-...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    Fuses 01 02 03 04 Usage Passenger Door Control Module Driver Door Control Module Liftgate Module 2 Truck Body Controller 3 Fuses 05 06 07 08 Blank Usage Rear Fog Lamps Truck Body Controller 2 Power Seats 5-117
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... 18 19 20 Rear Wiper Usage Driver Door Module Amplifier Passenger Door Module Rear Climate Controls Driver Side Rear Parking Lamps Blank Vehicle Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) Passenger Side Rear Parking Lamps Locks Liftgate Module/Driver Seat Module Blank Fuses 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... Module Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning B Front Parking Lamps Driver Side Turn Signal Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning 1 Truck Body Controller 4 ... 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 Usage Passenger Side Turn Signal Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning Rear Fog Lamps Auxiliary Power 1 Ignition 0 Four-Wheel ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... English Metric Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System 4.2L L6 5.3L V8 Engine Oil ... 4.2L L6 5.3L V8 For the air conditioning system refrigerant charge amount, see the refrigerant caution label located under the hood. See your dealer/retailer for more information. 9.7 qt 11.2 qt 9.2 L ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... lb ft Metric 83.3 L 1.8 L 4.7 L 140 Y All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck the fluid level after filling. Engine Specifications Engine 4.2L L6 5.3L V8 VIN Code S M Transmission Automatic Automatic Spark ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ✍ NOTES 5-122
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-9 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At Least Once a Year ...10 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-12 Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-14 Engine Drive Belt Routing ...6-15 Maintenance ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    .... Maintenance Requirements Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts, and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... keep your vehicle in good condition, see your dealer/retailer. This schedule is for vehicles that: The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 should be performed when indicated. See Additional Required Services on page 6-6 and Maintenance ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... time the system must be reset. Your dealer/retailer has trained service technicians who will perform this work using genuine parts and reset the system. If the engine oil life system is ever reset accidentally, you must service your ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil Life System on page ... Check engine coolant and windshield washer fluid levels and add fluid as needed. Perform any needed additional services. See "Additional Required Services" in this section. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    Additional Required Services The following services should be performed at the first maintenance service (I or II).... Additional Required Services Service and Miles (Kilometers) Inspect fuel system for damage... transmission fluid and filter (normal service). See footnote (g). Automatic transfer case...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... calipers, parking brake, etc. (b) Visually inspect front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose, or missing parts or signs of wear. Inspect power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... (i) Drain, flush, and refill cooling system. This service can be complex; you should have your dealer/retailer perform this service. See Engine Coolant on page 5-26 for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap, and filler...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability, and emission control performance of your vehicle. Your dealer/retailer can assist you with these checks and ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... starts in any other position, contact your dealer/retailer for service. {CAUTION: When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle could move suddenly. If the vehicle moves, you or... effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), contact your dealer/retailer for service. 6-10
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...in LOCK/OFF. Contact your dealer/retailer if service is required. • To check the PARK (P) mechanism's ... regular brake. Contact your dealer/retailer if service is required. Parking Brake and Automatic... should the vehicle begin to move. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... or lubricant Cable Guides meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB. Power Steering GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 89021184, in System Canada 89021186). Automatic DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Transmission Fluid. Multi-...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ...-LB. Chassis Lubricant Constant (GM Part No. U.S. 12377985, in Velocity Canada 88901242)..., in Canada 10953474). Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or Dielectric...). Synthetic Grease with Teflon, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12371287, in Canada 10953437). Weatherstrip...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. Part Automatic Transmission Filter Kit Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 4.2L L6 Engine 5.3L V8 Engine ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    Engine Drive Belt Routing 5.3L V8 Engine 4.2L V6 Engine 6-15
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ..., and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on page 6-2. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 can be added on the following record pages. You should retain all maintenance receipts. ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-17
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-18
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ...and Privacy ...7-18 Event Data Recorders ...7-18 OnStar® ...7-19 Navigation System ...7-19 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) ...7-19 Customer Assistance and Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 Online Owner Center ...7-5 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...and goodwill are important to your dealer and to GMC. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ... by the dealership without further help, in the U.S., contact the GMC Consumer Relations Manager by calling 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782, Customer Assistance prompt). In Canada, contact General ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    STEP THREE - U.S. Owners: Both General Motors and your dealer are committed to making sure you are completely satisfied with your ...is limited by vehicle age, mileage, and other factors. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue its...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... in a no-charge Mediation/Arbitration Program. General Motors of Canada Limited has committed to binding arbitration of owner disputes involving factory-related vehicle service claims. The program provides for the review of the facts involved by an ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ...information about your specific vehicle, including tips and videos and an electronic version of this owner manual. • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule. • Find GM dealers/retailers for service nationwide. •...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ...-impaired and who use the Text Telephones (TTYs), GMC has TTY equipment available at its Customer ...1-800-268-6800 Customer Assistance Offices GMC encourages customers to call the toll-free number... However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail GMC, the letter should be addressed to: United States ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... Overseas Locations Please contact the local General Motors Business Unit. GM Mobility Reimbursement ... Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo ... users, call 1-800-833-9935. General Motors of Canada also has a Mobility Program....
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    Roadside Assistance Program For vehicles purchased in the U.S. call, 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782); (Text telephone (... 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As the owner of a new GMC vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the GMC Roadside Assistance program. • Lock-out Service: Lock-out service ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... are utilized, our Roadside Assistance Representatives will explain any payment obligations you might incur. GMC and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in their sole ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ...Roadside Assistance is not part of or included in the coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GMC and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the... Location of the vehicle. • Model, year, color, and license plate number of the vehicle Scheduling Service Appointments...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... is not a part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled "Warranty and Owner Assistance Information" furnished with each new vehicle provides... amounts should reflect actual costs and be supported by original receipts. See your dealer for information...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... proper equipment and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs diminish your ...value, and safety performance can be compromised in subsequent collisions. Collision Parts Genuine GM ...designed appearance and safety performance, however, the history of these parts is not known. Such ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    .... As a result, these parts may fit poorly, exhibit premature durability/corrosion problems, and may not perform properly in subsequent collisions. Aftermarket parts are not covered by your GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and any ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ...If your vehicle cannot be driven, know where the towing service will be taking it. Get a card from the tow truck operator ... vehicle license plate, vehicle make, model and model year, Vehicle Identification Number... and make sure you understand what work will be performed on your vehicle. If you have a...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying General Motors. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an..., NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer/retailer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ... L1H 8P7 Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines,... in a situation like this, please notify General Motors. Call 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782), or write: GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ...basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner manual includes the Maintenance Schedule for all models. In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio, Owner Manual, and Warranty Booklet. RETAIL SELL ...(U.S.) plus processing fee Without Portfolio: Owner Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25.00 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ...has a number of sophisticated computers that record information about the vehicle's performance and how it is driven. For example, your vehicle uses computer ... a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... the data is not tied to a specific vehicle or vehicle owner. Navigation System If your vehicle has a navigation system, ..., telephone numbers, and other trip information. Refer to the navigation system operating manual for information on stored data and for deletion instructions. Radio Frequency ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ✍ NOTES 7-20
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... Conditioning ...3-21, 3-23 Airbag Passenger Status Indicator ...3-34 Readiness Light ...3-33 Airbag System ...1-53 What Will You See ... ...1-66 How Does an Airbag Restrain? ...1-59 Passenger Sensing System ...1-61 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-66 What Makes an Airbag Inflate? ...1-59 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ...Wheel Controls ...3-101 Chime Level Adjustment ...3-103 Fixed Mast Antenna ...3-103 Navigation/Radio System, see Navigation Manual ...3-87 Radio Reception ...3-102 Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ...3-100 Setting the Clock ...3-66 Theft-Deterrent...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ...49 Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ...1-50 Where to Put the Restraint ...1-40 ... ...2-24 Cooling System ...5-30 Cruise Control ...3-11 Cruise Control Light ...3-46 ... Procedure ...7-2 GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ...7-7 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-16 ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ... States Government ...7-15 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-8 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-16 D Daytime Running ... Disc, MP3 ...3-82 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-4 Dome Lamp Override ...3-17 Dome...23 Dual Climate Control System ...3-21 DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System ...3-87 4...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... Breakers ...5-110 Headlamps ...5-109 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-109 Rear Underseat ...44 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-21 Change Engine Oil Light ...3-45 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...35 Oil ...5-16 Oil Life System ...5-19 Overheating ...5-28 Reduced Power Light ...3-46 Starting...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ... Daytime Running Lamps ...3-15 Electrical System ...5-109 Flash-to-Pass ...3-8 Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps ...5-51 Halogen Bulbs ...5-... ...3-15 Washer ...3-11 Heated Seats ...1-4 Heater ...3-21 Heater ...3-23 Highbeam On Light ...3-47 High-Speed Operation,...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ... ...Highbeam On ...Low Fuel Warning ...Malfunction Indicator ...Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...Reduced Engine Power ...Safety Belt Reminders ...Security ...Service Four-Wheel-Drive Warning Light ...StabiliTrak® Indicator ...StabiliTrak® ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ... ...3-41 Manual Lumbar Controls ...1-3 Manual Seats ...1-2 Manual, Using ...iii Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals ...1-5 Message DIC Warnings and Messages ...3-53 ... and Temperature Display ...2-41 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-39 Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® ...2-39 Outside Convex ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ... Outside Manual Mirrors ...2-46 Outside Power Mirrors ...2-47 MP3 ...3-82 MyGMLink.com ...7-5 N Navigation System, Privacy ...7-19 Navigation/Radio System, see ......2-47 Heated Mirrors ...2-48 Manual Mirrors ...2-46 Power Mirrors ...2-47 Overhead Console ...2-57 Owner Checks and ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    ...22 Seat ...1-3 Steering Fluid ...5-36 Windows ...2-14 Privacy ...7-18 Event Data Recorders ...7-18 Navigation System ...7-19 OnStar ...7-19 ... ...3-65 Radio(s) ...3-66 Radios Navigation/Radio System, see Navigation Manual ...3-87 Rear Seat Audio ...3-100 Reception ...3-102 Radios (cont.) Setting the ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ... Symbols ...iii Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Seats Head Restraints ...1-10 Heated Seats ...1-4 Manual Lumbar ...1-3 Memory, Mirrors and Pedals ...1-5 Power Lumbar ...1-4 Power Seats ...1-3 Rear Seat Operation ...1-11 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-7 Secondary ...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    ...Park (P) ...2-34 Shifting Out of Park (P) ...2-36 Signals, Turn and Lane-Change ...3-7 Snow ...Speedometer ...3-32 StabiliTrak® System ...4-6 StabiliTrak® Indicator Light ...3-40 StabiliTrak® Service Light ...3-39 ...33 2-15 2-60 T Tachometer ...3-32 Taillamps Turn Signal, and Stoplamps ...5-51 Theft-...
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ... Operation, Automatic ...2-26 Trip Odometer ...3-32 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...3-7 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...3-7 U Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...5-77 Universal Home Remote System ...2-52 Operation ...2-52 Using this Manual ...iii 13
  • 2008 GMC Envoy | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ... ...7-18 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-108 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-108 Ventilation Adjustment ...3-28 Visors ...2-15 Voltmeter Gage ...76 Replacement ...5-78 Where to Put the Restraint ...1-40 Windows ...2-13 Power ...2-14 Windshield Backglass, and Wiper ...



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