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2009 GMC Canyon Manual

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  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2009 GMC Canyon Owner Manual Seats and Restraint System ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-10 Safety Belts ...1-13 Child Restraints ...1-35 Airbag System ...1-62 Restraint System Check ...1-77 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-6 Windows ...2-11 Theft-Deterrent ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 1-800-551-4123 helminc.com GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Emblem, and the name CANYON are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...about something that can damage the vehicle. Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by the vehicle's warranty, and it could be costly. The notice tells what to do to help avoid the damage. There are also warning labels on ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... symbol is shown when you need to see your owner manual for additional instructions or information. This symbol is shown when you need to see a service manual for additional instructions or information. *: i: Vehicle Symbol Chart Here are some additional ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Systems ...1-77 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-78 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Seats ...1-2 Power Seats ...1-3 Manual ... ...1-10 Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab) ...1-10 Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab) ...1-11 Safety Belts ...1-13 Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ...1-13 How to...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    Front Seats Manual Seats If the vehicle has a manual seat, it can be moved forward or rearward. 1. Lift the bar to unlock the seat...the bar. { 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...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...page 1-5 for more information. Manual Lumbar On vehicles with this feature, the knob is located on the outboard side of the driver seat. To adjust ... the horizontal control forward or rearward. • Raise or lower the front part of the seat cushion by moving the front of the horizontal control up or...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... low setting. Put the switch in the center position to turn the heat off. The ignition must be on for the heated seat feature to work. The seat will heat to the last setting if the ignition has been turned off and then turned back on. The passenger safety belt must be ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... 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). { ...of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Power Reclining Seatbacks If the seats have power reclining seatbacks, use the vertical power seat control located on the outboard side of the seat. To recline the seatback: 1. Lift the recline lever. 2. Move the seatback to the desired position, then ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... 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 the safety belt properly. Do not have a seatback reclined if the vehicle is moving. 1-7
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Head Restraints The front seats may have adjustable head restraints. If the vehicle has rear seats, they may have adjustable head restraints. Pull up on the head restraint to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the button located on top of the seatback and push down on the head restraint....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Seatback Latches The vehicle may have front seatbacks that fold forward for easy access to the rear seats or the storage area behind the seats. To fold the seatback forward, push the lever on the side of the seat rearward and pull the seatback forward. { CAUTION: If the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Rear Seats Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab) If the vehicle has an extended cab, there may be forward folding seats in the rear area. To store the seat: Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab) The rear seatback(s) in the crew cab can be folded forward. Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle the safety belts and return them to their normal stowed position ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    To return the seatback(s) to the upright position: 1. Lift the seatback(s) and push it into place. { CAUTION: A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted will not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. After ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    Safety Belts { CAUTION: 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... ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels. 1-14
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 1-15
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-16
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after a crash if I am wearing a safety belt? A: You could be - whether you are wearing a safety belt or not. But your chance of being conscious during and after an accident, so you can unbuckle and get out, is much ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    Q: If I am a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This section is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    .... The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The shoulder belt ... up straight and always keep your feet on the floor in front of you. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    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...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Q: What is wrong with 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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...for more information. The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly. 1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is adjustable, so you can sit up...See "Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment" later in this section for instructions on use and important safety information. 1-27...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    5. 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 ... is not in use. The latch plate should rest on the stitching on the safety belt, near the guide loop on the side wall. Before a door is closed, be sure the belt is ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... adjuster for the driver and right front passenger seating position. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion... face and neck, but not falling off the shoulder. Improper shoulder belt height adjustment... need to be replaced, and probably other new parts for the vehicle's safety belt system. See ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for some adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide positions the belt ... comfort guide to the shoulder belt. 1. Slide the guide off of its storage clip located between the interior body and the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    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. 1-31
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining...crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that the safety belt can be removed from the guide. Slide the guide back on its storage clip located ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... on page 1-27. Your vehicle may have a center seating position. When you sit in the center front seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. A pregnant ... the belt. Buckle, position, and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. 1-33
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... been designed for adults. Never use 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. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    Child Restraints Older Children The manufacturer's instructions that come with the booster seat, state the weight and height limitations ... booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulder belt until the child passes the below fit test: • Sit all the way back on the seat. Do the knees bend at ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... page 1-27. 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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    { CAUTION: Never do this. Never allow a child to wear the safety belt with the shoulder belt behind their back. A child can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, the child would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. The child could move too far forward ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    .... Secure a rear-facing child restraint in a rear seat. It is also better to secure a forward-facing child ... secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. { CAUTION: Never do this. Children who are up against, or very ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...neck and head injury during a crash, infants need complete support. This is because an infant's neck is not fully developed and its ...it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... be secured in appropriate child restraints. A rear-facing infant seat (A) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. ... to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-facing child seat (B) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness. 1-41
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... the vehicle using the vehicle’s safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that child restraint and the instructions in this manual. A booster seat (C-D) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicleମ.
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...inflates and the passenger seat is in a forward position. Even if the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front ... off. Secure rear-facing child restraints in a rear seat, even if the airbag is off. If you secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...your vehicle does not have a rear seat that will accommodate a rear-facing child restraint,... in your vehicle, even if the airbag is off. Wherever you install a child restraint,... that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. When installing a child restraint with a top tether...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... into the vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating position that will accommodate a child restraint with lower attachments (B). A top ... to reduce the forward movement and rotation of the child restraint during driving or in a crash. Your child restraint may have a single tether ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... two lower anchors. Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations Extended Cab - Rear Seat i (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether ...j (Lower Anchor): Seating positions with two lower anchors. Crew Cab - Rear Seat Front Seat - Regular and Extended Cab without Rear Seats 1-47
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    .... To assist you in locating the top tether anchors, the top tether anchor symbol is located on the cover. Crew Cab The top tether anchors in a crew cab model are located on the back wall behind each rear seating position. Be sure to use an anchor located on...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    Extended Cab - Rear Seat The top tether anchors in an extended cab model are located on the center of the back wall behind a removable cover for the rear seating positions. ... child restraint will be placed. Regular and Extended Cab without Rear Seats For regular and extended cab models...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... a LATCH-type child restraint properly using the anchors, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with the child restraint and the instructions in this manual. 1-50
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Crew Cab - Rear Seat { CAUTION: Children can be seriously injured or strangled if a shoulder belt is wrapped around their neck ... Pull the seatback forward to access the top tether anchors (A). See Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab) on page 1-10 or Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab) on page 1-11. 1-51
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    2.2. Route the top tether according to your child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you are using has a fixed headrest or head restraint and you are using a single tether, route the tether over the head restraint. If the position you are using has a fixed or ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 3.1. Find the lower anchors for the desired seating position. 3.2. ... child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors (D) for the desired seating position. 1.2. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... sensing system. The passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag when an infant in a rear-facing infant seat or a ... a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position on page 1-58 for instructions on installing the child restraint using the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...top tether anchor. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Pull the seatback ... according to your child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you... tether according to your child restraint instructions. 4. Push and pull the child restraint...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... Rear Seat Position When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with your child restraint to make... 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...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 5. If your child restraint has a top tether, attach the top tether to the top tether anchor. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-45. 6. To tighten the belt, push down on the child ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front... sensing system which is designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag ...: A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the frontal ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... inflates and the passenger seat is in a forward position. Even if the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front ...) Secure rear-facing child restraints in a rear seat, even if the airbag is off. If you secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...child restraint in this position. Follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. 1. Move the seat as far back .... When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger frontal airbag, the off indicator on the passenger airbag status indicator should light and stay lit...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...to set the lock. 6. If the vehicle does not have a rear seat and the child restraint manufacturer recommends using a top tether anchor, attach the top tether to the top tether anchor. Refer to the instructions that came with the child restraint and to Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    If the airbag is off, the off indicator in the passenger airbag status indicator will come on and stay on when the vehicle is ... deployment opening. For frontal airbags, the word AIRBAG will appear on the middle part of the steering wheel for the driver and on the instrument panel for the right front ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...airbag, as you would be if you were sitting on the edge of your seat or leaning forward. Safety belts help keep you in position before ... vehicle. Occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door or side windows in seating positions with roof-rail airbags. { CAUTION: You can be severely injured...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... on page 1-38. There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel, 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 3-24 for more information. 1-64
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Where Are the Airbags? The right front passenger's airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-65
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... not put anything between an occupant and an airbag, and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other airbag covering. Never secure anything to the roof of a vehicle with roof-rail airbags by routing a rope or tie ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ..., rear impacts, or in many side impacts. Your vehicle has seat position sensors which enables the sensing system to monitor the position of the driver's seat and the right front passenger's seat. Seat position sensors provide information that is used to determine if the airbags ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. For frontal airbags, infl..., near the side windows that have occupant seating positions. How Does an Airbag Restrain? In moderate... of the cover and deploy. The inflator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle... with power door locks), turn the interior lamps on, flash the hazard warning flashers, and turn off the radio when the airbag inflates. You can lock the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    .... A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. •... will not work properly. See your dealer/ retailer for service. The words ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, will be...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...Secure rear-facing child restraints in a rear seat, even if the airbag is off. If you secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move... should not be installed in the vehicle, even if the airbag is off. { CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... designed to turn off the right front passenger airbag if: • The right front passenger seat is ... not turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag, depending upon the person's seating posture... front passenger takes his/her weight off of the seat for a period of time. • The right front ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... lit: 1. Turn the vehicle off. 2. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle. 3. Remove any additional items from the seat such as ...and restarting the vehicle, the on indicator is still lit, turn the vehicle off. Then slightly recline the vehicle seatback and adjust the seat cushion, if adjustable, ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... front passenger frontal airbag: 1. Turn the vehicle off. 2. Remove any additional material from the seat, such as blankets, cushions, seat covers, seat heaters,...of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...Your dealer/retailer and the service manual have information about servicing the vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-15... to 10 seconds after the ignition is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an airbag can...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... the passenger sensing system from properly turning off the passenger airbag(s). See Passenger Sensing... properly if the original seat trim is replaced with non-GM covers, upholstery or trim... 7-2. In addition, your dealer/retailer and the service manual have information about the location of the airbag...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job. See your dealer/retailer to have it repaired. Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect ...see What Makes an Airbag Inflate? on page 1-68. See your dealer/retailer for service. 1-77
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... you may need new LATCH system parts. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the ... light stays on after the vehicle is started, or while you are driving. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-24. {... new safety belts or LATCH system (if equipped) parts? After a very minor crash, nothing may be ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ......2-21 Automatic Transmission Operation ...2-22 Manual Transmission Operation ...2-25 Four-Wheel Drive ...2-26 Parking Brake ...2-31 ... ...2-6 Power Door Locks ...2-7 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-7 Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab) ...2-8 Lockout Protection ...2-8 Rear Doors (Extended Cab...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...44 Assist Handles ...2-44 Rear Storage Area ...2-45 Sunroof ...2-46 Mirrors ...2-37 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-37 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror ...2-37 Compass ...2-38 Outside Manual Mirrors ...2-39 Outside Power Mirrors ...2-40 Outside Convex Mirror ...2-40 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    Keys { CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons, children or others could be badly 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...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... Keyless Entry (RKE) system, it operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission ...¬cations to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use ... dealer/retailer or a qualified technician for service. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... on page 3-35. L (Panic): Press to make the horn sound and the headlamps and taillamps flash for up to 30 seconds. To turn them off wait for 30 seconds, or press L again, or start the vehicle. Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle Only RKE transmitters programmed to the vehicle will work. If a ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...So, wear safety belts properly and lock the doors whenever you drive. • Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to.... 1. Separate the transmitter with a flat, thin object inserted in the slot between the covers of the transmitter housing. 2. Remove the old battery. Do not use a...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... the door is unlocked. Press L (lock) to lock all the doors at once. To unlock all the doors, press U (unlock). On crew cab models, use the manual door lock lever on each rear door to lock or unlock the doors from the rear seating areas. Programmable ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cab) If the vehicle is a crew cab model, it may have rear door security locks. With this feature, the rear doors are locked so they cannot be opened from the inside. The rear door security lock is located on ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Rear Doors (Extended Cab) To open a rear door, open the front door. Then, use the handle located on the front edge ... injuries or death. Do not allow people to ride on the tailgate. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. Open the tailgate by pulling up on the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... pushing the cable bracket forward. When the larger part of the hole on the bracket is over the bolt, slide the bracket off of the bolt. 3. With the... the cable bracket forward. When the larger part of the hole on the bracket is over the bolt, slide the bracket off of the bolt. Tailgate Partially Down...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    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 permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... keys in a vehicle with children. When there are children in the rear seat use the window lockout button to prevent unintentional operation of the windows. Crew Cab Switches shown The power windows will work when the ignition is in ACC (Accessory) ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    .... Sliding Rear Window Window Lockout o (Window Lockout): On crew cab vehicles with power windows, there is also a window lockout button located forward of the ... the window lockout button is pressed. To turn the lockout feature on or off, press the window lockout button. A red band on the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... RKE transmitter, or by OnStar®, the pre-alarm will go off. If the engine is not started or unlock not... horn will sound for two minutes, then will turn off to save the battery power. Remember, the theft-... off the alarm by accident, you can turn off the alarm by pressing unlock on the RKE transmitter....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... 2. Unlock the door with the manual door lock and open the door. This should set off the alarm. 3....vehicle does not start. The security light turns off approximately five seconds after the engine is ... turn the engine off. However, the Passlock® system is not working properly and must be serviced by ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...ON/RUN. You do not have to manually arm or disarm the system. The security light comes on if there is a problem with arming or disarming ... and the security light comes on, there may be a problem with the theft-deterrent system. Turn the ignition off and try again. If the engine still does not start, ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... dealer/retailer for service. 3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF, and remove ... dealer/retailer for service. 5. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF, and remove... and stays on while driving, the engine will restart if you turn it off. However, the theft-deterrent...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... in the long run if you follow these guidelines: • Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or less for the first 500 miles (805 km). • Do not drive at any one constant speed, fast or slow, for the first 500 miles (805 km). Do not make full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...locks the transmission on automatic transmission vehicles. It locks the steering wheel on manual transmission vehicles. The key can on be removed in LOCK/OFF. On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the shift lever must be in P (Park...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... gear. Starting Procedure 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key ... the ignition switch to ACC/ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF. Automatic Transmission Move the shift lever.... Shift to P (Park) only when the vehicle is stopped. Manual Transmission The shift lever should be in Neutral...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... Operate the engine and transmission gently until the oil warms up and lubricates all moving parts. Notice: The engine is designed to work with the electronics in the vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap ...capable of being moved out of P (Park). This means that if the ignition is turned off, but not in LOCK/...leave the key in the ignition but not in LOCK/OFF for an extended period, it is recommended that you disconnect ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...(Reverse): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting to R (Reverse) while the vehicle is moving forward could damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Shift to R (Reverse) only after the vehicle is stopped...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... the brakes. You might choose 3 (Third) instead of D (Drive) when driving on hilly, winding roads, or when towing a trailer, so there is less ... vehicle speed on steep mountain roads, but then you would also want to use the brakes off and on. 1 (First): This position reduces vehicle speed even more ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Manual Transmission Operation This is your shift pattern. 3 (Third), 4 (Fourth) and 5 (Fifth): Shift into 3 (Third), 4 (...(Reverse), along with the parking brake, for parking the vehicle. 2-25 Here is how to operate the manual transmission: 1 (First): Press the clutch pedal and shift into 1 (First)....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... can shift to the next higher gear if weather, road and traffic conditions permit. For the best fuel ...While you accelerate, it is normal for the light to go on and off if you quickly change the position of .... If the vehicle has four-wheel drive and has a manual transmission, disregard the shift light ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... on the vehicle, do not drive in four-wheel drive until you can have the flat tire repaired and/or replaced. You could damage the vehicle, ... 4-40 for further information. Shifting into Four-Wheel Low will turn Traction Control and StabiliTrak® off. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-8 and ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...all four wheels. You might choose four-wheel low if you were driving off-road in sand, mud, or deep snow and while climbing or descending steep hills. Shifting into Four... high when you need extra traction, such as on snowy or icy roads, or in most off-road situations. 2-28
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...to Four-Wheel High Press and release the Four-Wheel High button. This can be done at any speed, and... momentarily into R (Reverse) and D (Drive), for an automatic transmission, or R (Reverse) and 1 (First) for a manual transmission to have the light stop flashing. Shifting from Four-Wheel Low to Two...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... transmission. 4. Shift the transfer case to Two-Wheel High. 5. Press and hold the Two... this procedure starting at Step 3. 7. Turn the engine off by turning the key to ACC/ACCESSORY. 8. Place...), or 1 (First) for vehicles that have a manual transmission. 9. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF. Shifting Out...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... seconds. The chime will deactivate and the light will turn off when the parking brake is set and the vehicle is... brake system warning light will go off. Notice: Driving with the parking brake on can overheat the... released and the brake warning light is off before driving. If you are towing a trailer ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... Transmission) { CAUTION: If you have four-wheel drive, the vehicle will be free to roll - even if ... (Neutral). So, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear, two-wheel high (2H) or four-wheel ...as far as it will go. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK/OFF. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... brake and then shift into P (Park) properly before you leave the driver seat. To find out how, see Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission) on page 2-32. When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of P (Park) before you release the parking brake. If...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... desired position. If you are still having a problem shifting, then have the vehicle serviced. • Prevent the ignition key from being removed unless the shift lever is in... the clutch pedal pressed in, turn the ignition key to LOCK/OFF, remove the key and release the clutch. If you ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under the vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers... are detected or if it is suspected that exhaust is coming into the vehicle: • Drive it only with the windows completely down. • Have the vehicle repaired immediately. Never park the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...set the parking brake and move the automatic transmission shift lever to P (Park), or the manual transmission shift lever to Neutral. { CAUTION: Four-wheel drive vehicles with the transfer case in N (Neutral) will allow the vehicle to roll, even...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... Display" after, for more information about the outside temperature display. AUTO/ ( / O (On/Off): Press and hold AUTO / ( for about three seconds or depending on the mirror, press O to turn automatic dimming on or off. The automatic dimming feature comes on and the indicator light ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...(On/Off): Press Y b or depending on the mirror, press O to turn the display on or off. To adjust between Fahrenheit and Celsius: 1. Press and... Compass Operation Press Y b or depending on the mirror, press turn the display on or off. O once to Compass Calibration The compass may need calibration if:...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... If you do not live in zone eight or drive out of the area, the compass variance needs to ... a compass direction within a few seconds. Outside Manual Mirrors Adjust the outside rearview mirrors to ...your vehicle, and the area beside your vehicle. Manually fold the mirrors inward to prevent damage when ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... Vehicles with outside power mirrors have controls on the driver's door armrest. Manually fold the mirrors inward to prevent damage when going through an ... mirror's surface is curved so more can be seen from the driver's seat. To adjust the power mirrors: 1. Move the selector switch to the L ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... to speak with an advisor. Not all OnStar services are available on all vehicles. To check if ... description of OnStar services and system limitations, see the OnStar Owner's Guide in the glove ... of safety, security, information, and convenience services. If the airbags deploy, the system is designed...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...888-4-ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827). Link to Emergency Services Roadside Assistance Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance ... Safe and Sound Plan Services • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (If equipped) or Driving Directions - Advisor delivered • RideAssist • Information and Convenience Services 2-42
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...There are other problems OnStar cannot control that may prevent OnStar from providing OnStar service ... where the wireless service provider OnStar has hired for that Your Responsibility Increase the volume of the radio ... subscription has expired and all services have been deactivated. Press the OnStar...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...seats or uplevel packages, the vehicle may have a two-tiered center armrest storage area.... attached to the front of the center seat. For vehicles that are an extended cab or crew cab model, the vehicle... cupholders. On crew cab models, the cupholders are located at the front end of the rear center seat...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Rear Storage Area Extended cab models might have storage compartments under the rear seats. To access the storage compartments, lift the cushion on the bottom of the rear seats. This exposes the storage boxes under the seat. To open a storage box, unhook the bottom and lift the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... position is reached. R (Close): Press and hold this button to close the sunroof. Continue to hold this button for approximately two seconds after the sunroof is closed to ensure a proper seal. Release the button when the desired position is reached. The sunshade must be opened manually. 2-46
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... ...3-28 StabiliTrak®/Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light ...3-28 Instrument Panel Overview ...3-4 Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-6 Horn ...3-6 Tilt Wheel ...3-6 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...3-7 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...3-7 Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ...3-8 Flash-to-Pass ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... Panel Audio System(s) ...3-42 Setting the Clock ...3-43 Radio(s) ...3-44 Using an MP3 ...3-54 XM Radio Messages ...3-59 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-60 Radio Reception ...3-60 Fixed Mast Antenna ...3-61... Light ...3-29 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-30 Oil Pressure Light ...3-32 Security Light ...3-...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    Instrument Panel Overview Manual Transmission shown, Automatic Transmission similar 3-4
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... Brake on page 2-31. H. Horn on page 3-6. A. B. C. D. E. I. StabiliTrak® System on page 4-6 and Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-26. J. Audio System(s) on page 3-42. K. Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped). See Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter on page 3-18....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press Tilt Wheel A tilt wheel lets the steering wheel be adjusted. | | again to turn the flashers off. The turn signals do not work while the hazard warning ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Turn and Lane-Change Signals An arrow on the instrument panel cluster flashes in the direction of the turn or lane change. Move the lever all the way up or down to signal a turn. Raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash to signal a lane change. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... will also appear in the DIC. To turn the chime and message off, move the turn signal lever to the off position. See "TURN SIGNAL" under DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-38...windshield wipers work in all ignition positions, except off. This includes the Retained Access Power mode. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... position past the delay settings. 1 (High Speed): For rapid wiping cycles, turn the band to the second solid position past the delay settings. 9 (Off): Turns off the wipers. Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades before using them. If the blades are frozen to the windshield, gently loosen or thaw...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...is low. If the brakes are applied, the cruise control shuts off. See StabiliTrak® System on page 4-6 or Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-8. When road conditions allow ...on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... lose control. Keep the cruise control switch off until you want to use cruise control. ... than 60 seconds, cruise control will turn off. • Move the cruise lever from R to S . Hold it there ... lever briefly to S . 3-11 4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal. This light on the instrument panel ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... then release it. Ending Cruise Control To turn off the cruise control, do one of the following: ...memory is erased when the cruise control or the ignition is turned off. Exterior Lamps Using Cruise Control ... speed down. Applying the brake will turn off the cruise control. The exterior lamp control ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... when the headlamps or parking lamps are manually turned on and the key is out of the ignition. To turn off the chime, turn the headlamp switch to off and... once the ignition is in LOCK/OFF. For vehicles first sold in Canada, if the parking lamps are turned on manually, the Daytime...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... marker lamps, and the instrument panel lights turn on at normal brightness. The radio lights will become more dim when the headlights are off compared to when the headlights are on. The vehicle has a light sensor located on the top of the instrument ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...for the fog lamps to work. The fog lamps will go off whenever the high-beam headlamps come on. ... the lens on the lamps to turn each reading lamp on or off. These lamps will not come on with the dome lamps. Press to turn the cargo lamps on and off. The dome lamps must be on for the cargo lamps to come...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...Press this button in to make the dome lamps remain off when the doors are open. To return the lamps to automatic ... up or down. This is normal. If there is a problem, an alert will be displayed. The battery can be discharged ... control fan at high speed, heated seats, engine cooling fans, trailer loads,...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer/retailer for additional information...Battery Run-Down Protection This feature shuts off the dome lamp if it is left on for more than 20 minutes when the ignition is in LOCK/OFF. This helps to prevent the battery from running down....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter The vehicle may have a removable ashtray and cigarette lighter. The ashtray is located in the center console area. The ashtray can be removed for cleaning. When the ashtray is removed, this area can also be used as a cupholder. Notice: If papers, pins, or other fl...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    .... # (Air Conditioning): Press to turn the air conditioning system on or off. An indicator light on the button comes on to show that the air ... in this mode. @ (Recirculation): Press to turn the recirculation mode on or off. An indicator light on the button comes on to show that the recirculation ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...the warning lights comes on and stays on while driving, or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that explains what to do. Follow this manual's advice. Waiting to do repairs can be costly and even dangerous. Operation Tips • Clear away...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... the vehicle is going, about how much fuel has been used, and many other things needed to drive safely and economically. United States automatic transmission 2.9L version shown, Canada, manual transmission, 3.7L and 5.3L similar 3-21
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Notice: If the engine is operated with the tachometer in the shaded warning area, the vehicle could be damaged, and the damages would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area. 3-22
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    Safety Belt Reminders Driver Safety Belt Reminder Light When the engine is started, a chime sounds for several seconds to remind the driver to fasten the safety belt, unless the driver safety belt is already buckled. The driver safety belt light comes on and stays on for several seconds, then fl...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... possible malfunctions. If the light stays on it indicates there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the pretensioners, ... inflate without a crash. To help avoid injury, have the vehicle serviced right away. If there is a problem with the airbag system, an airbag ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... enabled (may inflate). If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit on the airbag status indicator... means that the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger frontal airbag. ...seconds, the status indicator will light either ON or OFF, or either the on or off symbol to let you know ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...it checked right away. If the vehicle must be driven a short distance with the light on, turn off accessories, such as the radio and air conditioner. When this light... next higher gear if weather, road, and traffic conditions allow. See Manual Transmission Operation on page 2-25...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... released, it means there is a brake problem. If the light comes on while driving, pull off the road and stop. The brake pedal might be harder ... the vehicle has been pulled off the road and carefully stopped, have the vehicle towed for service. This light comes on briefly ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... the ABS light stays on, turn the ignition off. If the light comes on while driving, stop as soon as it is safely possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the ...the vehicle needs service. The light also comes on steady when the StabiliTrak system and/or TCS are turned off. The DIC...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... It means that the engine coolant has overheated. If the vehicle has been operating under normal driving conditions, pull the vehicle off the road, stop the vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. See Engine Overheating on page 5-32...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...the engine is not running, as a check to show it working. This system assists the service technician in correctly diagnosing any malfunction. Notice: If the... the engine is running, this indicates that there is an OBD II problem and service is required. Malfunctions often are indicated by the system ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off. Reduce vehicle speed....one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-5. If none ...the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly installed should turn the light off. 3-31
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...can damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. • The vehicle... days of routine driving. If this has been done and the vehicle still does not pass the inspection for ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...system is working normally the indicator light then goes off. If the light comes on and stays on, it.... The vehicle could be low on oil and it might have some other system problem. Cruise Control Light... The light goes out when the cruise control is turned off. See Cruise Control on page 3-10 for more...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... None of these indicate a problem with the vehicle's fuel gage: • At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full. • It takes a little ...gage does not go back to empty when the ignition is turned off. When the fuel in the fuel tank is low, a LOW FUEL message ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... stem on the DIC acknowledges some current warnings or service messages. Some messages only clear ... display returns to zero. Engine Oil Life System With the engine off, turn the key to ON/RUN and...message alerts you to change the oil on a schedule consistent with your driving conditions. Always reset ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...locks to a preferred setting. To set your choice for this feature: 1. With the engine off, turn the key to LOCK/OFF. Do not remove the key from the ignition. 2. Press and hold the power door ...information. To set your choice for this feature: 1. With the engine off, turn the key to ON/RUN, but do ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...). The doors will not automatically unlock. On vehicles with a manual transmission, this mode locks all of the doors ... to a preferred setting. To set your choice for this feature: 1. With the engine off, turn the key to LOCK/OFF. Do not remove the key from the ignition. 2. Press and hold the lock and...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... is a problem with the brakes. Check the brakes as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced ... clear it from the display. AC (Air Conditioning) OFF This message displays when the engine coolant temperature... conditioning in your vehicle needs to be turned off. See Engine Overheating on page 5-32...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    .... FUEL CAP This message displays if the vehicle's fuel cap is either off or loose. Pull over as soon as possible and check to see if the...when the fuel cap was loose, it may take a few driving trips before the light turns off. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 3-30 for more information if the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...on page 5-15 for more information. SERV (Service) 4WD (Four-Wheel Drive) This message displays when there is a problem with the transfer case control system... the reset stem. SERV (Service) TPM (Tire Pressure Monitor) This message displays if a part on the Tire Pressure Monitor ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... to acknowledge the message and clear it from the display. TRAC (Traction) OFF This message displays when the Traction Control System (TCS) is turned ... the message and clear it from the display. STAB (Stability) SYS (System) OFF This message displays when the StabiliTrak system is turned off. See ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... following pages to become familiar with its features. { CAUTION: Taking your eyes off the road for extended periods could cause a crash resulting in ... access to many audio and non audio listings. To minimize taking your eyes off the road while driving, do the following while the vehicle is parked:...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... audio system can be played even after the ignition is turned off. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-19 for more information. Radio with CD ...The time can be set with the ignition on or off. To synchronize the time with an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System (RDS) ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... Data System (RDS) The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features ... FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can do the following: • Seek to stations ... works when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station could broadcast incorrect information ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... displays if the radio cannot determine the vehicle speed. To turn automatic volume off, press ... the display between the radio station frequency, band, and the time. When the ignition is off, press ... the time. DISPL (Display) (Radio with CD): When the ignition is turned off, press to display the time....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... SCAN arrow again, to stop scanning presets. The radio only scans stations with a strong signal that ... arrow for two seconds until a beep sounds. The radio goes to a station, plays for a few seconds, ... scanning presets. q r TUNE: q SEEK r: Turn to select radio stations. Setting Preset Stations If ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until the radio beeps once. When that numbered pushbutton is pressed again, ..., talk, pop, rock, and classical. To return to the manual mode, press the AUTO EQ button until CUSTOM displays. Then manually adjust the bass/treble, or bass/midrange/treble by ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... by exiting out of audio mode. To do this, press any button for the radio to perform that function or wait five seconds for the display to return to.... CEN (center) displays. Fade might not be available if the vehicle is a regular cab model. • For the AM-FM Radio, press and hold the wx arrows to ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...hold BAND for two seconds. AF ON displays. The radio could switch to stations with a stronger frequency. To turn alternate frequency off, press and hold BAND again for two seconds. AF OFF displays. The radio does not switch to other stations. This function does not...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... cannot be turned off. ALERT! is not affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS ... announcements, NO TRAF displays. If TRAF displays, press the TRAF button to turn off the traffic announcements. The radio plays the traffic announcement if the volume ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... should begin playing. To insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the Z (eject) button or the DISPL knob. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player it stays in the player. ... radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    Care of Your CDs If playing a CD-R, the sound quality can be reduced due to CD-R quality, the method of recording, the quality of the music that has been recorded, and the way the CD-R has been handled. Handle them carefully. Store CD-R(s) in their original cases or other protective cases and away ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... track number displays when each track starts to play. Press again to turn off random play. RDM OFF displays. ... eject a CD. Eject can be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs can be loaded with the ignition and radio off if this button is pressed first. Playing an MP3/WMA CD-R Disc ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... normal, the CD should play. • You are driving on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play. • Make sure the MP3/WMA ... it down and provide it to your dealer/retailer when reporting the problem. • Make sure to finalize the disc when burning an MP3/...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... using no file folders. The system can support up to 11 folders in depth, though, ... without folders or playlists. When displaying the name of the folder the radio displays ROOT. When the CD contains only ... (Px) first and then go to the root folder. When the radio displays the name of the folder, the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the file name without the extension (such... than 32 characters or four pages are shortened. Parts of words on the last page of text and the... If you want to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the Z button or the DISPL knob. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    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 to play where it ... to the previous or to the next random track. Press and release this button again to turn off random play. NO RDM (no random) displays. 3-57
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... this button to eject a CD. Eject can activate while either the ignition or radio is off. CDs can be loaded with the ignition and radio off if this button is pressed first. • Folder/playlist mode displays the current folder or playlist number and the folder/...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...and text data. No action is needed. This message should disappear shortly. Off Air: This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. CH Unavl...message is received after having your vehicle serviced, check with your dealer/retailer. Radio ID: If this message is ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... different vehicle, it does not operate and LOCKED displays. When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK® is armed. With THEFTLOCK® activated, the radio does not operate if stolen. FM Stereo FM signals only reach about 10 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...unplug the cellular phone and turn it off. Chime Level Adjustment The radio is used to adjust the vehicle's chime level... press and hold pushbutton 6 with the ignition on and the radio power off. The volume level will change from the normal level to loud, and LOUD will appear on the radio display. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ✍ NOTES 3-62
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...47 Trailer Recommendations ...4-57 Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle ...4-2 Driving for Better Fuel Economy ...4-2...(TCS) ...4-8 Limited-Slip Rear Axle ...4-9 Steering ...4-9 Off-Road Recovery ...4-11 Passing ...4-11 Loss of Control ...4-11 Off-Road Driving ...4-12 Driving at Night ...4-25 4-1...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle Driving for Better Fuel Economy Driving habits ...Avoid idling the engine for long periods of time. When road and weather conditions are appropriate, use ...slowly when conditions require. { CAUTION: Assume that other road users (pedestrians, bicyclists, and other ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... Do not drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking. Ride home in a cab; or if you are ... the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. Medical research shows ... of those control systems than the tires and road can provide. Meaning, you can lose ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... important. And, of course, actual stopping distances vary greatly with the surface of the road, whether it is pavement or gravel; the condition of the road, whether it is wet, dry, or icy; tire tread; the condition of the brakes; the weight of the vehicle; and the amount of...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... motor or clicking noise might be heard while this test is going on. This is normal. If there is a problem with the ABS, this warning light stays on. ...Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light on page 3-28. Let us say the road is wet and you are driving safely. Suddenly, an animal jumps out in front...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... several diagnostic checks to insure there are no problems. The system may be heard or felt while it ... normal and does not mean there is a problem with the vehicle. The system should initialize before the... disengages. The cruise control can be re-engaged when road conditions allow. See Cruise Control ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... leave the system on for normal driving conditions, but it may be necessary to turn the TCS portion of the system off if the vehicle is stuck in sand, mud, ice, or...The StabiliTrak/TCS button is located on the instrument panel. To turn off TCS, press and release the StabiliTrak/TCS button....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... in a turn, an abrupt upshift or downshift of the transmission or driving on rough roads. If cruise control is being used when TCS begins to limit wheel spin, the... System (TCS) is part of StabiliTrak. TCS limits wheel slip which is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... Brake System (ABS) problem has been detected and the vehicle needs service. When this message is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly... Traction in a curve depends on the condition of the tires and the road surface, the angle at which the curve is banked, ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in... room. That is the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very ... can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    Off-Road Recovery The vehicle's right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. Passing Passing another vehicle on a two-lane road can be dangerous. To reduce the risk of danger while passing: • Look down the road, to the sides, and ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... the driving wheels to spin. If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the ... Brake System (ABS) helps avoid only the braking skid. Off-Road Driving Vehicles with four-wheel drive can be used for off-.... Vehicles without four-wheel drive should not be driven off-road except on a level, solid ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... hazards. The greatest of these is the terrain itself. When off-road driving, traffic lanes are not marked,...tips and suggestions to help make off-road driving safer and more enjoyable....attached. • Know the local laws that apply to off-roading where you will be driving or check with law enforcement ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving CAUTION: (Continued) • Heavy loads on the roof raise the vehicle's { CAUTION: • Cargo on the load ... the seatbacks. Unsecured cargo on the load floor can be tossed about when driving over rough terrain. You or your passengers can be ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    Environmental Concerns Off-road driving can provide wholesome and satisfying recreation. However, it also raises .... • Always use established trails, roads, and areas that have been specially set aside for public off-road recreational driving and obey all posted regulations. Traveling to Remote ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... bounce. Controlling the vehicle is the key to successful off-road driving. One of the best ways to control the ... speed. At higher speeds: { CAUTION: When you are driving off-road, bouncing and quick changes in... and crash. So, whether you are driving on or off the road, you and your passengers should...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... the rise and fall of the terrain itself. Some things to consider: Off-roading requires a different kind of alertness from driving on paved roads and highways. .... Use good judgment about what is safe and what is not. Driving on Hills Off-road driving often takes you up, down, ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ..., grass, or shrubs. Consider this as you approach a hill: Driving Uphill Once you decide it is safe to ...hill get sharply steeper in places? { CAUTION: Turning or driving across steep hills can be dangerous. ... beyond the hill? Is there a cliff, an embankment, a drop-off, a fence? Get out and walk the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... can cause an accident. There could be a drop-off, embankment, cliff, or even another vehicle. ... still applied, shift the automatic transmission to P (Park) or the manual transmission to Neutral and restart the engine. ... hill, put your left hand on the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position so ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...into N (Neutral), or pressing the clutch pedal if the vehicle has a manual transmission, to rev-up the engine and regain forward momentum. This ...it, set the parking brake, shift to P (Park) or 1 (First) with a manual transmission, and turn off the engine. Leave the vehicle and go get some help. 4-20
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    Driving Downhill When off-roading takes you downhill, consider: Things not to do when driving down a hill: • When driving downhill, avoid .... 3. Shift back to a low gear, release the parking brake, and drive straight down. 4. If the engine will not start, get out and get ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    Driving Across an Incline An off-road trail will probably go across the incline of a hill. To decide whether to try to drive across the incline, consider the following: • Surface conditions can be a problem. Loose gravel, muddy spots, or even wet grass can cause the tires to slip sideways,...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... will take if it does roll over. When driving on sand, wheel traction changes. On loosely packed sand, ... the sand. This affects steering, accelerating, and braking. Drive at a reduced speed and avoid sharp turns or..., Sand, Snow, or Ice When you drive in mud, snow, or sand, the wheels do not get good ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...Rain and on Wet Roads on page 4-26. After Off-Road Driving Remove any brush or debris that has collected on the underbody,... the fuel lines and cooling system for any leakage. The vehicle requires more frequent service due to off-road use. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule for additional information....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Night driving tips include: When tired, pull off the road. Do not wear sunglasses. Avoid staring directly into approaching headlamps. Keep the windshield and ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and... fast rule about hydroplaning. The best advice is to slow down when the road is wet. { CAUTION: Wet brakes can cause crashes... with proper tread depth. See Tires on page 5-54. • Turn off cruise control. 4-26
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...prepare your vehicle for a long trip, consider having it serviced by your dealer/retailer before departing. ... park your vehicle and rest. Other driving tips include: • Windshield Washer Fluid: ... cool. • Keep your eyes moving - scan the road ahead and to the sides. • Check the rearview mirror...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...at or rolling terrain. Tips for driving in these conditions include: { CAUTION: Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) or with the ignition off is dangerous. ... roads, long grades, passing or no-passing zones) and take appropriate action. See Off-Road Driving on page 4-12 for information about driving off-...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... the ability to accelerate on slippery roads, but slow down and adjust your driving to the road conditions. When driving through deep snow, turn off the traction control system to help maintain vehicle motion at lower speeds. The Antilock Brake ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    Blizzard Conditions Being stuck in snow can be in a serious situation. Stay with the vehicle unless there is help nearby. If possible, use the Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-7. To get help and keep everyone in the vehicle safe: CAUTION: (Continued) • Open a window about two inches (5 cm...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... to warm the vehicle and then shut the engine off and close the window most of the way to ... traction system to free the vehicle, turn the traction system off and use the rocking method. { CAUTION: If..., Ice, or Snow Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels to free the vehicle when stuck in sand, mud, ice...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... area around the front wheels. For four-wheel drive vehicles, shift into 4HI. Turn off any traction system. Shift back and forth between R (.... Never pull on the hooks at a sideways angle. The hooks could break off and you or others could be injured from the chain or cable...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... not be covered by warranty. For vehicles with recovery hooks at the front of the vehicle, you can use them if you are stuck off-road and need to be pulled to some place where you can continue driving. Do not load the vehicle any heavier than the Gross ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...Vehicle's without a center pillar, like extended cab models, will have the Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver's side extended cab door, above the door latch post....Loading Information label shows the number of occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... calculated in Step 4. 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, 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 of your vehicle. See Towing a Trailer on page 4-47 for important ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Example 1 Example 2 Item A B C Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) x 2 = Available Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 300 lbs (136 kg) 700 lbs (317 kg) Item A B C Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = Subtract ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, A vehicle ... without a center pillar, like extended cab models, will have the Certification/Tire ... attached to the edge of the driver's side, extended cab door, below the door latch post. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... your vehicle the right way. Notice: Overloading your vehicle may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not overload your vehicle. If you put things ... front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts on the CAUTION: (Continued) 4-38
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    .... • Do not leave a seat folded down unless you need to. There is also important loading information for off-road driving in this manual. See "Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving" under Off-Road Driving on page 4-12. Remember not to exceed the Gross ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... Towing Towing Your Vehicle To avoid damage, the disabled vehicle should be towed with all four wheels off the ground. Consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing service if the disabled vehicle must be towed. See Roadside Assistance Program ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... recreational vehicle towing: Dinghy Towing Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles • What is the towing capacity of the towing vehicle?...not tow the vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drive vehicles should not be towed with all four wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drive transmissions have no ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... vehicle. 2. Put an automatic transmission in P (Park) or a manual transmission in 1 (First). 3. Turn the engine off and firmly set the parking ...the vehicle being towed to the tow vehicle. 4-42 6. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF and remove the key - the steering wheel will still turn. 7. Release the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Dolly Towing Front Towing (Front Wheels Off the Ground) Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Two-wheel-drive vehicles should not... with the rear wheels on the dolly. See "Rear Towing (Rear Wheels Off the Ground)" later in this section for more information. Notice: If a two-wheel-drive vehicle is towed with ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...wheels onto the dolly. 3. Put an automatic transmission in P (Park) or a manual transmission in 1 (First). 4. Turn the engine off and firmly set the parking brake. See... vehicle. 8. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF. After towing, see "Shifting Out of Neutral" under Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-26. If ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    Rear Towing (Rear Wheels Off the Ground) Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles 3. Firmly set the parking brake. See... designed for towing to ensure that the front wheels are locked into the straight position. 7. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF. If the vehicle being towed will not be started or driven for six weeks ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... the transfer case to N (Neutral). See "Shifting to Neutral" under Four-Wheel Drive on page 2-26. 8. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF. If the vehicle being towed will not be started or driven for six weeks or more, remove the battery ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... may also be damaged; the resulting repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Pull ... the vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered by the vehicle warranty. To pull a trailer ... in this section. Trailering is different than just driving the vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... where you live but also where you will be driving. A good source for this information can be state ... on how the rig is used. For example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how much .../or hilly conditions). If the vehicle has a manual transmission it is better not to use the highest...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... 3.7L L5 Automatic Transmission 2WD Extended Cab 2.9L L4 Automatic Transmission 2.9L L4 Manual Transmission 3.7L L5 Automatic ...Transmission 5.3L V8 Automatic Transmission, ZQ8 Sport Suspension 2WD Crew Cab 2.9L L4 Automatic Transmission 2.9L L4 Manual Transmission 3.7L L5 Automatic Transmission 5.3L ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    Vehicle 4WD Extended Cab 2.9L L4 Automatic Transmission 2.9L L4 Manual Transmission 3.7L L5 Automatic Transmission 5.3L V8 Automatic Transmission 5.3L V8 Automatic Transmission, ZQ8 Sport Suspension 4WD Crew Cab 3.7L L5 Automatic Transmission Axle Ratio 3.73 3.73 3.73 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total gross weight of the vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and the people who will be riding in the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... 350 kg). The trailer rating should be: If the vehicle has many options and there is a front seat passenger and two rear seat passengers with some luggage and gear in the vehicle as well. 300 lbs (136 kg) could be added to the front axle weight and ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... prevent the tongue from contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains ..., large trucks going by and rough roads are a few reasons why the right hitch... of the trailer. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so they are installed...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... leaks and make necessary repairs before starting a trip. • Never drive with the liftgate, trunk/hatch...know the rig before setting out for the open road. Get acquainted with the feel of handling and ...far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving the vehicle without a trailer. This can help ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... trailer will not strike soft shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees or other objects. Avoid jerky ... well. Vehicles with automatic transmissions can tow in D (Drive), but you may want to shift to ... and/or hilly conditions). If the vehicle has a manual transmission it is better not to use the highest gear...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... than at normal altitudes. If the engine is turned off immediately after towing at high altitude on ... applied, for a few minutes before turning the engine off. If the overheat warning comes on, see ... into gear for vehicles with a manual transmission. 5. If the vehicle has four-wheel-drive, be sure the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... parking brake 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks. .... Maintenance When Trailer Towing The vehicle needs service more often when pulling a trailer. See ... operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts, cooling system ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ✍ NOTES 4-58
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... ...5-40 Rear Axle ...5-43 Four-Wheel Drive ...5-44 Front Axle ...5-45 ...51 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-52 5-1 Service ...5-3 Accessories and Modifications ...5-3 California ... Materials Requirements ...5-4 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-4 Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces ...5-102 Care of ...106 Chemical Paint Spotting ...5-107 Vehicle Identification ...5-107 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-107 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-108 Electrical System ...5-108 Add-...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Service For service and parts needs, visit your dealer/retailer. You will receive genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. Genuine GM parts ...for GM Accessories, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...products contain and/or emit these chemicals. Doing Your Own Service Work { CAUTION: You can be injured and the vehicle could ... be easily confused. If the wrong fasteners are used, parts can later break or fall off. You could be hurt. California Perchlorate Materials Requirements Certain types of ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    If doing some of your own service work, use the proper service manual. It tells you much ... this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-15.... a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work performed....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs might not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Additives To...intake valves clean, or if the vehicle experiences problems due to dirty injectors or valves, look ... and prevent most deposit-related problems. California Fuel If the vehicle is certifi...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... turn on. If this occurs, return to your dealer/retailer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on driving in another country outside the...fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil company that does business in the country where you will be driving. 5-7
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... and a fuel fire can cause bad injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off the engine when you are refueling. Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... Be careful not to spill fuel. Do not top off or overfill the tank and wait a few ... can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. This would allow fuel to evaporate ...re starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting off the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... 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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 1. Pull the handle with this symbol on it. It is located inside the vehicle on the lower left side of the instrument panel. 2. Release the secondary latch on the hood. It is located below the front center of the hood. 3. Lift the hood. 4. Release ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 3.7L engine (2.9L engine similar), you will see the following: 5-12
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...€ under Automatic Transmission Fluid on page 5-21. F. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil” under Engine Oil on page 5-15. G. Radiator Pressure Cap. See Cooling System on ...(GND). See Jump Starting on page 5-40. I. Engine Oil Dipstick. See “Checking Engine Oil” under ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    When you open the hood on the 5.3L engine, you will see the following: 5-14
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...under Automatic Transmission Fluid on page 5-21. F. Engine Oil Dipstick. See "Checking Engine Oil" ... get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be ... Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil dipstick. 1. Turn off the engine and give the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...Engine Oil Notice: Do not add too much oil. If the engine has so much oil that ...See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. L4 and L6 Engines Add... way back in when you are through. V8 Engine If the oil is below the cross-hatched area (L), add at least...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... should have the starburst symbol on the container. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (.... Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty. • GM6094M Use only an oil that meets GM Standard ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change will be indicated can ...km). It is possible that, if you are driving under the best conditions, the oil life system might ...work using genuine parts and reset the system. It is also important to check the oil regularly ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...reset the system. To reset the Engine Oil Life system: 1. With the engine off, turn the ignition to ON/RUN.... life system has been reset. 4. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF. What to Do with Used... from the filter before disposal. Never dispose of oil by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, into...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...mile (80 000 km) interval. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information. If you are driving in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change. How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect or replace the engine air ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    { CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner... engine backfires, you could be burned. Do not drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. Notice: If the air cleaner/filter is off, a...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... (10°C). If it is colder than 50°F (10°C), drive the vehicle in 3 (Third) until the engine temperature gage... been sitting for eight hours or more with the engine off, but this is used only as a reference. Let ... three minutes or more. Then, without shutting off the engine: 1. Flip the handle up and ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... (0.5 L). Do not overfill. Notice: Use of the incorrect automatic transmission fluid may damage the vehicle, and the damages may not be covered by the vehicle's warranty. Always use the automatic transmission fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-11. 3. Check both sides ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... A good time to check the manual transmission fluid is when the engine oil is changed. However, the fluid .../retailer service department. If doing it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here,.... Check the fluid level only when the engine is off, the vehicle is parked on a level place and...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...of the filler plug hole. 3. Install the filler plug. Be sure the plug is fully seated. The hydraulic clutch fluid reservoir cap has this symbol on it. See .... Adding fluid will not correct a leak. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. 5-25
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... (3.7L Engine similar) A. Coolant Recovery Tank B. Engine Cooling Fan C. Radiator Pressure Cap How to Check and Add Fluid The proper fluid should be added if the level does not reach the bottom of the diaphragm when it is in place in the reservoir. See the instructions on the reservoir cap. 5-26
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Do not touch them....burned. Get any leak fixed before you drive the vehicle. Notice: Using coolant other than ... (50 000 km) or 24 months, whichever occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always use ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...and add coolant when it is low. If there is a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating ... and be badly damaged. The repair cost would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Too... the proper mixture of the engine coolant listed in this manual for the cooling system. See Recommended Fluids...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... before this is done. You can 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. Notice: This vehicle has a specific ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator If coolant is needed, add the proper mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before this is done. { CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can cause injury. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...mixture. 4. Fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 5. Reinstall the cap on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off. 6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. 7. By this ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... pedal down. If it does not, the vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. Notice: Engine damage from running the engine without coolant is not covered by the warranty... if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... parked. If the warning is still displayed, turn off the engine until it cools down. Climbs a ... no sign of steam: 1. Turn the air conditioning off. 2. Turn the heater on to the highest temperature and to... stopped. If it is safe to do so, pull off the road, shift to P (Park) or N (Neutral) and let...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...reservoir location. How to Check Power Steering Fluid 1. Turn the key off and let the engine compartment cool down. 2. Wipe the ... or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. What to Use To determine what kind of fluid...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...washer fluid is needed, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If operating the vehicle ...using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Do not mix ...your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water does ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... The brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the reservoir. Do not top off the brake fluid. Adding fluid does not correct a leak. If fluid is added when the linings are worn, there will be too much fl...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...badly damage brake hydraulic system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in the brake hydraulic system can damage brake hydraulic system parts so badly...brake fluid on the vehicle. If you do, wash it off immediately. See Washing Your Vehicle on page...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... warning sound is heard, have the vehicle serviced. Notice: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake repair. Some driving conditions or climates can cause a... increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign that brake service might be required. Brake Adjustment Every ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work .... The vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality brake parts. When parts of the braking system ... ways if the wrong replacement brake parts are installed. Vehicle Storage { CAUTION: Batteries ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... radio or other accessories on during the jump starting procedure, they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the warranty. Always turn off the radio and other accessories when jump starting the vehicle. 3. Turn off the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...terminal locations. { CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your .... Negative (−) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has ...that would damage the battery and maybe other parts too. And do not connect the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part, or to a remote negative (−) terminal on the vehicle with the dead battery. 9. Connect ... it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...uid 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. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (−) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-11 to determine which kind of lubricant to use. Four-Wheel Drive Lubricant checks in this section apply to this ... how often to check the lubricant. See Additional Required Services on page 6-6. To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... 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. A. Drain Plug B. Filler Plug If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, located on the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    How to Check Lubricant If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, located on the front axle, you may need to add some lubricant. When the differential is cold, add enough lubricant to raise the level to 1/2 inch (12 mm) below the filler plug hole. When the differential is at ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...re-aimed, it is recommended that you take the vehicle to your dealer/retailer for service. Bulb Replacement For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on ... or scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 5-47
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    Headlamps 3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the headlamp assembly and pull it straight out. A. Low-Beam Headlamp/Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) B. High-Beam Headlamp To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 5-11. 2. Reach in and access the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... and turn it clockwise to secure. Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) To replace the CHMSL bulb: 1. Remove the two screws and lift off the lamp assembly from the vehicle. 2. Reach in to access either one of the bulb sockets in the engine compartment. 3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps A. Stoplamp/Taillamp B. Turn Signal/Taillamp C. Back-up Lamp To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the tailgate. See Tailgate on page 2-9. 2. Remove the two rear lamp assembly screws near the tailgate latch. 3. Pull the lamp assembly away from ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    License Plate Lamp To replace one of these bulbs: Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamp Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) License Plate Bulb Headlamps High-beam Low-beam/Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Parking/Front Turn Signal Parking Lamp (Inboard) 9005 9006 3757KA 3157A 3057 Bulb Number 912 W5W 1. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... in different ways. For proper type and length, see Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-14. Allowing the wiper blade arm to touch the windshield when ... is installed could damage the windshield. Any damage that occurs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not allow the wiper blade arm to touch...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... the end with two blade claws (A). Slide the insert all the way through the blade claws at the opposite end (B). The plastic caps (C) will be forced off as the insert is fully inserted. 5. Be sure that the notches are locked by the bottom claws. Make sure that all other claws are properly locked on ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...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. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer. CAUTION: (Continued) • Underinfl...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... size is a combination of letters and numbers used to define a particular tire's width, height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later in this section for more detail. (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification): Original ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (A) Temporary Use Only: The compact spare... compact spare tire is for emergency use when a regular road tire has lost air and gone... can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. Compact Spare Tire Example 5-...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ...a tire's width, height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire size means the tire... a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U.S. Tire and Rim Association. (B) Tire Width: The three-digit number indicates the tire...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... B means belted-bias ply construction. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load range and speed ..., power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and air conditioning. Aspect Ratio: The relationship...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, but without passengers ... Occupant Weight: The number of occupants a vehicle is designed to seat multiplied by 150 lbs (68 kg). See Loading the Vehicle on page 4-33. Occupant Distribution: Designated seating positions. 5-59
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire beads are seated. ...5-60 Traction: The friction between the tire and the road surface. The amount of grip provided. Tread: The portion of a tire that comes into contact with the road. Treadwear Indicators: Narrow bands, sometimes ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... • Unusual wear • Poor handling • Rough ride • Needless damage from road hazards A vehicle specific Tire and Loading Information label is ..., shown on the label, is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle's maximum load carrying capacity. For additional information...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...the recommended amount. High-Speed Operation { CAUTION: Driving at high speeds, 100 mph (160 km/h)...an additional strain on tires. Sustained high-speed driving causes excessive heat build up and ...for high speed operation. When speed limits and road conditions are such that a vehicle can be driven at ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...molded on the tire's sidewall, in small letters, near the rim flange. It will read something like this: Maximum ... equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale ... The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses radio and sensor technology to check ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) operates on a radio frequency and complies with Part 15 of the FCC ... that may cause undesired operation. The TPMS operates on a radio frequency and complies with RSS-...¬cations to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... 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 indicator that the air ... Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensors. Sensor damage caused by using a tire sealant is not covered by your warranty. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... The TPMS malfunction light and DIC message should go off once you re-install the road tire containing the TPMS sensor. • The TPMS sensor matching process was started... See your dealer/retailer for service. The TPMS sensors can also be matched to each tire/wheel position by increasing ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... brake. 2. Turn the ignition switch to ON/RUN with the engine off. 3. Turn the exterior lamp switch from AUTO to ... been relearned. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF. If the low tire warning light and ... been successful. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF and repeat the matching process beginning ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-69 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-74. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... Various factors, such as maintenance, temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle loading, and road conditions, influence when... wheel nuts become loose after time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When ...later, if needed, to get all the rust or dirt off. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-78...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...deep enough to show cord or fabric. • The tire has a bump, bulge, or split. • The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that cannot be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. The rubber in tires degrades over time, even if they are not being used. This is also true for ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...5-68 for information on proper tire rotation. { CAUTION: If you use bias-ply tires on the vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... size than your original equipment wheels and tires, this may affect the way ... use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (25 ...: If you add different sized wheels, your vehicle may not provide... if tires not recommended for those wheels are selected. You may increase the chance...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate. { WARNING: The traction grade assigned to this tire is ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...or the other, the alignment might need to be checked. If you notice your vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, the tires and wheels might need to be rebalanced. See your dealer/retailer for proper diagnosis. Wheel Replacement Replace any ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensors, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be... wheel bolts, wheel nuts, and TPMS sensors for your vehicle. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... it for use on your vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. CAUTION: (Continued) To help avoid damage to ... with the ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... side. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to ...you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop, well off the road if possible. { CAUTION: Lifting a ... be badly injured or killed if the vehicle slips off the jack. If a jack is provided with the vehicle, only ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... a four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear - not in Neutral. 4. Turn off the engine and do not restart while the vehicle is raised. ... CAUTION: Changing a tire can be dangerous. The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll over or fall on you or other ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... tire (B), use the following example as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks (A). Removing the Spare Tire and Tools A. Wheel Block B. Flat Tire The following information explains ... located under the right front passenger seat. 1. Move the seat all the way forward to locate ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    Regular/Extended Cab For regular and extended cab vehicles, the jack and wheel blocks are located under the cover at the center of the vehicle behind the front seats. A. Jack B. Wheel Blocks C. Wing Nut D. Jack Knob 1. Turn the wing nut on the cover ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    Crew Cab For crew cab models, the jack and wheel blocks are located under the driver side rear seat. 1. Reach under the rear seat to access the jack and wheel blocks. A. Jack Handle Extensions B. Jack 2. Turn the jack knob counterclockwise to lower the jack all the way and release ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...jack handle (C) at a slight angle through the hole in the rear bumper and into the funnel-shaped guide. 3. Turn the wheel wrench (D) counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground. Continue to turn the wheel wrench until the spare tire can be pulled out from under ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... cable so it can be pulled up through the wheel opening. Removing the Flat Tire and ...Spare Tire Use the following pictures and instructions to remove the flat tire and raise the vehicle. The tools you will be using include the jack (A), the wheel blocks (B), the extension tool (C), the jack handle ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...all the wheel nuts by turning it counterclockwise. Do not remove the wheel nuts yet. { CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. 5-84
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... the proper location before raising the vehicle. Front Position If the flat tire is on the front of the vehicle, position the jack to the rear of the front tire in the pocket off of the frame. Front Position 4. Position the jack (A) under the vehicle as shown for the front or rear locations. 5-85
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...the jack head. 6. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the vehicle. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the spare tire to fit under the wheel well. {...make wheel nuts become loose after time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... use the wheel wrench to tighten the nuts until the wheel is held against the hub. 9. Install the spare tire. { CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts because the nuts might come loose. The vehicle's wheel could fall off, causing a crash. 5-87
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Front Position Rear Position 11. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. Lower the jack completely. 5-88
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...wheel nuts can cause the wheel to come loose and even come off. This could lead to a crash. If you have ...replace them, be sure to get new original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can ... and tap it into place until it seats flush with the wheel. The cap only goes on one way...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...is designed to stop the spare tire from suddenly falling off your vehicle. For the secondary latch to work, ...is visible. { 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. 5-90
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...skip twice. You cannot overtighten the cable. 3. Loosen the cable by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise three or four turns. 4. Repeat this ... the backs facing each other. 7. Place the bottom edge of the jack (A) on the wheel blocks (B), separating them so that the jack is balanced securely. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... wheel retainer assembly is disengaged. 12. Reinsert the jack handle into the jack. Lower the jack by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise. Keep lowering the jack until the spare tire slides off the jack or is hanging by the cable. 5-92
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... jack. If the spare tire does not slide off the jack completely, make sure no one is... the hoist shaft hole in the bumper and turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare the rest of .... If the cable is hanging under the vehicle, turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the cable. Have the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...these in the proper place. Notice: Storing an aluminum wheel with a flat tire under your vehicle for an extended ... pointing down and have the wheel/tire repaired as soon as possible. 2. Tilt the retainer ... through the center wheel opening. Make sure the retainer is fully seated across the underside ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... angle through the hole in the rear bumper and into the funnel-shaped guide. 5. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the tire part way up. Make sure the retainer is seated in the wheel opening and the valve stem is pointed down. Continue raising...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    6. When the tire is properly seated to the underbody, continue turning the wheel wrench clockwise until you hear two clicks...the front passenger seat. 3. Reinstall the wing nut to secure the bag to the vehicle. To store the jack and wheel blocks: Regular/Extended Cab 7. Make sure the tire is stored ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...and insert the jack into the bracket. 4. Raise the jack by turning the handle clockwise to secure the jack within the bracket. Crew Cab 5. Put the cover in position and insert and tighten the wing nut to secure it. A. Jack B. Wheel Blocks C. Wing ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... not drive in four-wheel drive until you can have the flat tire repaired and/or replaced. You ... repair costs would not be covered by your warranty. Never use four-wheel drive when the compact spare ... or towing, and for low traction or four-wheel-drive conditions, repair or replace the full-size tire....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... heavy payloads or towing, and for low traction or four-wheel-drive conditions, repair or replace the full-size tire. Have the damaged or flat road tire repaired or replaced as soon as you can and installed back onto your vehicle. This way, the...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...cleaners contain solvents that may become concentrated in the vehicle's breathing space. Before using cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning the vehicle's interior, maintain adequate ventilation by opening the vehicle's doors and windows. Dust may be ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...For liquid cleaners, about 20 drops per gallon (3.78 L) of water is a good guide. Use only mild, neutral-pH soaps. To clean: 1. Saturate...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...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Leather A soft cloth dampened with water can be used to remove dust. If a more thorough cleaning is necessary, a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap solution can be used. Allow the leather to dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. Never use steam to clean leather. Never use spot lifters or spot ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...label. If it states that it should not be used on plastic parts, do not use it on the vehicle or damage may occur and it would not be covered by the warranty. Do not wash the vehicle in direct... to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under Washing Your Vehicle on page 5-103....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... the vehicle. Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings,...mild detergent. Wash the windshield thoroughly when cleaning the blades. Bugs, road grime, sap, and a buildup of vehicle wash/wax treatments...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...chrome trim may be damaged if the vehicle is not washed after driving on roads that have been sprayed with magnesium, calcium or sodium chloride..., but avoid any painted surface of the wheel, and buff off immediately after application. Notice: Driving the vehicle through an automatic car wash that has...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... tires. When applying a tire dressing, always wipe off any overspray from all painted surfaces ...chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired right away. Bare metal will corrode ... shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection....
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, we will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged ... be seen through the windshield from outside the vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Certification/Tire and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...identify the vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. See "Engine Specifications" under Capacities and .... Before attempting to add anything electrical to the vehicle, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-75. Service Parts Identification Label This label is on...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If ... a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and do not have a spare fuse, you can borrow one that has the ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    5-110
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    Fuses ABS ABS 1 ABS 2 AUX PWR 1 AUX PWR 2 BCK/UP BLWR CLSTR The ... (AIR) Relay Air Conditioning Control Head, Power Seats Air Conditioning Compressor CNSTR VENT CRUISE DR/LCK... Antilock Brake System (ABS), ABS Module, Four-Wheel Drive, Gravity Sensor ABS 1 (ABS Logic) ABS 2 (ABS Pump) Accessory Power 1 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... TRANS Usage Power Windows (If Equipped) Radio Rear Parking Lamp 1, Passenger Side Taillamp,... LAMP Back Up Lamp HORN HTD/SEAT IGN INJ LT HDLP PCM B PCMI PWR/SEAT Horn Heated Seat (If Equipped) Ignition, Clutch Starter ...(PCM) B Power Control Module (PCM) Power Seat Circuit Breaker (If Equipped) 5-112
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...Fuse, ERLS Starter Relay (PCM Relay) Vehicle Stability Enhancement System Wipers (On/Off) Wiper 2 (High/Low) Usage Diode - Air Conditioning, Clutch Mega Fuse... Headlamps Horn Ignition 3, Climate Control, Climate Control Head Fuse, Power Seat Fuse Front Parking Lamp Fuse, Rear Parking Lamps VSES WPR ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    2.9L and 3.7L Fuses A B C D 5.3L Usage Trailer Park Lamp Communication Interface Module Supplemental Inflatable Restraint System, Sensing and Diagnostic Module Trailer Auxiliary Maxi-Fuse 5-114
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...11 for more information. Capacities and Specifications Capacities Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System 2.9L L4 Engine 3.7L L5 Engine 5.3L V8 Engine Engine Oil with Filter 2.9L L4 Engine 3.7L L5 Engine 5.3L V8 Engine Fuel Tank 5.0 qt 6.0 qt 6.0 qt 19.5 gal 4.7 L 5.7 L 5.7 L...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    Capacities and Specifications (cont'd) Capacities Application Transmission (Drain and Refill) Automatic Manual - Rear-Wheel Drive Manual - Four-Wheel Drive Wheel Nut Torque 5.0 qt 2.3 qt 2.4 qt 100 lb ft 4.7 L 2.2 L 2.3 L 140...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-8 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At Least Once a Year ...6-9 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-11 Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-14 Engine Drive Belt Routing ...6-15 Maintenance Record ...6-16 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... Maintenance Requirements Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts, and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep this vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by failure...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    .... See Loading the Vehicle on page 4-33. • are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal driving limits. • are driven off-road in the recommended manner. See Off-Road Driving on page 4-12. • use the recommended fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-5. The ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... and Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-14. When the vehicle is serviced, make sure these ..., checks, and inspections are required. Required services are described in the following for "Maintenance I" and... has trained service technicians who will perform this work using genuine parts and reset...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    Scheduled Maintenance Service Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 5-15.... Life System on page 5-18. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any leaks or damage. ... fluid as needed. Perform any needed additional services. See "Additional Required Services" in this section. ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... Change automatic transmission fluid and filter (severe service). See footnote (h). Change automatic transmission fluid...ve years, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. See footnote (i). Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. See footnote (k). 6-6 25,000 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... wear or cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake,... clamps; replace with genuine parts as needed. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system... anchor, release pawl, and any moving seat hardware. Lubricate hood safety lever ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...any vehicle system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired and the fluid level ...− Uses such as found in taxi, police, or delivery service. (i) Drain, flush, and refill cooling ...you should have your dealer/retailer perform this service. See Engine Coolant on page 5-28 for ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. For automatic ...other position, contact your dealer/retailer for service. For manual transmission vehicles, put the shift ...way down, contact your dealer/retailer for service. 6-9 At Least Once a Month Tire In�.
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... dealer/retailer for service. • For automatic transmission vehicles, the ignition should turn to LOCK/OFF only when ... key should come out only in LOCK/OFF. • For manual transmission vehicles, the ignition key ... out only in LOCK/OFF. Contact your dealer/retailer if service is required. Parking ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... viscosity for your vehicle's engine, see Engine Oil on page 5-15. • To check the parking brake's ... brake followed by the regular brake. Contact your dealer/retailer if service is required. Engine Oil Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 89021184, System in Canada 89021186). Automatic Transmission Manual Transmission Hydraulic Clutch System DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid. Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 89021806, in Canada 89021807). Hydraulic Clutch ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... and Hinges Fluid/Lubricant Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474). Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No.... Lubricant, Superlube Hinge and (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, Linkage, in Canada 10953474). Folding Seats, and Fuel Door Hinge Weatherstrip Squeaks 6-13
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 2.9L L4 Engine 3.7L L5 Engine 5.3L V8...12621258 41-103 41-110 88984215 89017342 89017524 PF46 PF61 PF48 GM Part Number 15942429 ACDelco Part Number - 6-14...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    Engine Drive Belt Routing 5.3L Engine 2.9L and 3.7L Engines 6-15
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type ... Requirements on page 6-2. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-8 can be added on the following record pages. You should retain all...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-17
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-18
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... ...7-15 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-15 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-15 Vehicle Data Recording ... GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ...7-7 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-7 Scheduling Service Appointments ...7-10 Courtesy Transportation ...7-10 Collision Damage ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... and goodwill are important to your dealer and to GMC. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or...1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782, Customer Assistance prompt). In Canada, call General ... delivery date and present mileage. When contacting GMC, remember that your concern will likely be resolved ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... Line Program is an out of court program administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus to settle automotive disputes regarding vehicle repairs or the interpretation of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Although you may be required to resort to this informal dispute resolution program prior ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... of owner disputes involving factory-related vehicle service claims. The program provides for the review of the facts involved by an impartial third party arbiter, and may include an ... Mail Code: CA1-163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Telephone: 1-800-955-...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... ease. Here are a few of the valuable tools and services you will have access to: • Get e-mail ... or Retailers. • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule. • My ... vehicle. • Find GM dealers/retailers for service nationwide. • Receive special promotions and ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...-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 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... also has a Mobility Program. Call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483) for details. TTY users call 1-... Roadside Assistance Program For U.S. purchased vehicles, call 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782); (Text telephone ...Canadian purchased vehicles, call 1-800-268-6800. Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...have the following information ready: GMC and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to limit services or payment to... of the vehicle • Description of the problem • Emergency Tow From a Public Road or Highway: Tow to the nearest GMC dealer for warranty service, or if the vehicle was...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... right away, the Roadside Assistance advisor may give you permission to get local emergency road service. You will receive payment, up to $100...for repairs not covered by the warranty are the owner responsibility. 7-9 • Towing or services for vehicles driven on a non-public road or highway...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... the service department immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your .... This includes one-way or round trip shuttle service within reasonable time and distance parameters of ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... Information All program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer.... for an overnight warranty repair. Rental reimbursement will be limited and must be supported by original receipts.... and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs diminish your vehicleମ.
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ...your vehicle. As a result, these parts may fit poorly, exhibit premature durability/corrosion problems, and may not perform properly in subsequent collisions. Aftermarket parts are ... vehicle failure related to such parts are not covered by that warranty. Repair Facility We recommend that...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... there has been an injury, call emergency services for help. Do not leave the scene ...if its position puts you in danger or you are instructed to move it by a police officer. • If possible,...your vehicle cannot be driven, know where the towing service will be taking it. Get a card from the tow truck ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ..., recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty. Insurance pays the bill for the repair, but...leased you may be obligated to have the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM parts, even if your insurance... cases, you can have control of the repair and parts choices as long as cost stays within...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... Road Ottawa, Ontario K1B 3V9 Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals... notify General Motors. Call 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782), or write: GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 In Canada...-163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Owner...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...and Past Model Order Forms Technical Service Bulletins and Manuals are available for current and past ... data to help your dealer/retailer technician service your vehicle. Some modules may also ... retain the owner's personal preferences, such as radio pre-sets, seat positions, and temperature settings...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... near crash-like situations, such as an airbag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. ... to an official request of police or similar government office; as part of GM's defense of litigation through the discovery process; or,...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...has OnStar and you subscribe to the OnStar services, please refer to the OnStar Terms and ... OnStar® System on page 2-41 in this manual for more information. Radio Frequency Identification ... to the navigation system operating manual for information on stored data and for deletion instructions. 7-18...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... Restrain? ...1-68 Passenger Sensing System ...1-70 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-75 What ..., Fixed Mast ...3-61 Antenna, XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-61 Antilock Brake System ... and Wiper Blades ...5-104 Appointments, Scheduling Service ...7-10 Ashtray ...3-18 Assist Handles ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    Audio System (cont.) Setting the Clock ...Theft-Deterrent Feature ...XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...Audio System(s) ...Automatic Headlamp System ...Automatic Transmission Fluid ...Operation ... 3-43 3-60 3-61 3-44 3-14 5-21 2-22 Bulb Replacement (cont.) Halogen Bulbs ...Headlamp Aiming ......
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...Children ...1-35 Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position ...1-56 Securing a Child Restraint ...58 Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ...1-58 Where to Put the Restraint ...1-44 ...43 Clutch, Hydraulic ...5-25 Collision Damage Repair ...7-11 Compass ...2-38 Content Theft-...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...a Long Trip ...4-27 Defensive ...4-2 Drunken ...4-3 Highway Hypnosis ...4-27 Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-28 In Rain and on Wet Roads ...4-26 Off-Road ...4-12 Recovery Hooks ...4-32 Rocking Your Vehicle to Get it Out ...4-32 Winter ...4-29 Driving for Better ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...-Key® III+ ...Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...Check and Service Engine Soon Lamp ...Coolant ...Coolant Heater ...Coolant Temperature Gage ...Drive Belt Routing ...Engine ...34 Windshield Washer ...5-35 Fog Lamp Fog ...3-14 Four-Wheel Drive ...2-26, 5-44 Front Axle ...5-45 Front Turn ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... Halogen Bulbs ...5-47 High/Low Beam Changer ...3-8 On Reminder ...3-13 Heated Seats ...1-4 Heater ...3-18 Engine Coolant ...2-21 Highbeam On Light ...3-33 High-... Operation, Tires ...5-62 Highway Hypnosis ...4-27 Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-28 Hood Checking Things Under ...5-10 Release ...5-11 G ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... ...3-24 Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning ...3-28 Brake System Warning ...3-27 Charging System ...3-26 Cruise Control ...3-33 Highbeam On ...3-33 Oil Pressure ...3-32 Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...3-25 Safety Belt Reminders ...3-23 I Ignition Positions ...2-18 Infants and Young Children, ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ...for Children ...1-45 Lumbar Manual Controls ...1-3 Power Controls ...1-4 M Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...6-6 At Each Fuel Fill ... Environment ...6-2 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-30 Manual Lumbar Controls ...1-3 Manual Seats ...1-2 Manual Transmission Fluid ...5-24 Operation ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ...40 Manual Mirrors ...2-39 Power Mirrors ...2-40 Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 Owners, Canadian ...ii O Odometer ...Odometer, Trip ...Off-Road Driving ...Off-Road Recovery ...Oil Engine ...Pressure Light ...Oil, Engine Oil Life System ...3-...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...Perchlorate Materials Requirements, California ...5-4 Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab ...4-40 Power Door Locks ...2-7 Lumbar Controls ...1-4 Retained Accessory ...2-19 Seat ...1-3... Frequency Identification ...7-18 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-7 R Radio Frequency Identification (...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Seatback Latches ...1-9 Seats Head Restraints ...1-8 Heated Seats ...1-4 Manual Lumbar ...1-3 Power ... System ...5-90 Securing a Child Restraint Center Front Seat Position ...1-58 Rear ... Right Front Seat Position ...1-58 Security Light ...3-33 Service ...5-3 Accessories and...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    Service (cont.) California Perchlorate Materials Requirements ...5-4 California Proposition 65 Warning ...5-4 Doing ... Soon Lamp ...3-30 Publications Ordering Information ...7-15 Service, Scheduling Appointments ...7-10 ...-up Lamps ...5-50 Theft-Deterrent, Radio ...3-60 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...2-14 ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    Tires ...5-54 Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels, Cleaning ...5-105 Buying New Tires ...5-70 ... ...4-57 Transmission Fluid, Automatic ...5-21 Fluid, Manual ...5-24 Up-Shift Light ...3-26 Transmission Operation, Automatic ...2-22 Transmission Operation, Manual ...2-25 Trip Odometer ...3-22 Truck-Camper ...
  • 2009 GMC Canyon | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... ...iv Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy ...7-16 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-107 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-108 Ventilation Adjustment ...20 Visors ...2-13 Where to Put the Restraint ...1-44 Windows ...2-11 Manual ...2-12 Power ...2-12 Sliding Rear ...2-13 ...



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