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GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/11Black plate (1,1)2012 GMC Sierra Owner Manual MIn Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-8Vehicle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27Performance andMaintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-35Keys, Doors, andWindows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1Keys and Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9Vehicle Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11Exterior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14Interior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-22Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . 3-1Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-39Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . 4-1Instruments and Controls . . . . 5-1Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2Warning Lights, Gauges, andIndicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11Information Displays . . . . . . . . . . 5-30Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-39Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . 5-48Universal Remote System . . . . 5-56Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7Lighting Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . 7-1Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9Audio Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-15Rear Seat Infotainment . . . . . . . 7-37Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-48Trademarks and LicenseAgreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-55Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1Climate Control Systems . . . . . . 8-1Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . 9-1Driving Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2Starting and Operating . . . . . . . 9-25Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-33Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 9-35Drive Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-40Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-53

GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/11Black plate (2,1)2012 GMC Sierra Owner Manual MRide Control Systems . . . . . . . . 9-55Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-58Object Detection Systems . . . . 9-61Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-68Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-74Conversions andAdd-Ons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-105Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1General Information . . . . . . . . . . 10-2Vehicle Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . 10-37Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-39Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-43Wheels and Tires . . . . . . . . . . . 10-50Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-88Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-93Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . 10-98Service and Maintenance . . . 11-1General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 11-3Special ApplicationServices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8Additional Maintenanceand Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9Recommended Fluids,Lubricants, and Parts . . . . . . 11-12Maintenance Records . . . . . . . 11-16Customer Information . . . . . . . 13-1Customer Information . . . . . . . . 13-1Reporting Safety Defects . . . . 13-17Vehicle Data Recording andPrivacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-19Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1Vehicle Identification . . . . . . . . . 12-1Vehicle Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i-1OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1OnStar Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1OnStar Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2OnStar AdditionalInformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-5

GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/11Black plate (3,1)IntroductionThe names, logos, emblems,slogans, vehicle model names, andvehicle body designs appearing inthis manual including, but not limitedto, GM, the GM logo, GMC, theGMC Truck Emblem, and SIERRAare trademarks and/or servicemarks of General Motors LLC, itssubsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.This manual describes features thatmay or may not be on your specificvehicle either because they areoptions that you did not purchaseor due to changes subsequent tothe printing of this owner manual.Litho in U.S.A.Part No. 20902916 B Second PrintingPlease refer to the purchasedocumentation relating to yourspecific vehicle to confirm each ofthe features found on your vehicle.For vehicles first sold in Canada,substitute the name “GeneralMotors of Canada Limited” for GMCDivision wherever it appears in thismanual.If the vehicle has the Duramax diesel engine, see the Duramaxdiesel supplement for additional andspecific information on this engine.If the vehicle is a hybrid, seethe hybrid supplement for moreinformation.iiiCanadian Vehicle OwnersPropriétaires CanadiensA French language copy of thismanual can be obtained from yourdealer or from:On peut obtenir un exemplaire dece guide en français auprès duconcessionnaire ou à l'adressesuivante:Helm, IncorporatedAttention: Customer Service47911 Halyard DrivePlymouth, MI 48170Keep this manual in the vehicle forquick reference. 2011 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.

GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/11ivBlack plate (4,1)IntroductionUsing this ManualTo quickly locate informationabout the vehicle, use the Index inthe back of the manual. It is analphabetical list of what is in themanual and the page number whereit can be found.Danger, Warnings, andCautionsWarning messages found on vehiclelabels and in this manual describehazards and what to do to avoid orreduce them.{ WARNINGThese mean there is somethingthat could hurt you or otherpeople.Notice: This means there issomething that could result inproperty or vehicle damage. Thiswould not be covered by thevehicle's warranty.The vehicle has components andlabels that use symbols instead oftext. Symbols are shown along withthe text describing the operation orinformation relating to a specificcomponent, control, message,gauge, or indicator.M : This symbol is shown whenyou need to see your owner manualfor additional instructions orinformation.* : This symbol is shown whenyou need to see a service manualfor additional instructions orinformation.Danger indicates a hazard with ahigh level of risk which will result inserious injury or death.Warning or Caution indicates ahazard that could result in injury ordeath.SymbolsA circle with a slash through it is asafety symbol which means “DoNot,” “Do not do this,” or “Do not letthis happen.”

GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/11Black plate (5,1)IntroductionVehicle Symbol ChartHere are some additional symbolsthat may be found on the vehicleand what they mean. For moreinformation on the symbol, refer tothe Index.0 : Adjustable Pedals9 : Airbag Readiness Light# : Air Conditioning! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)% : Audio Steering Wheel Controlsor OnStar : Brake System Warning Light" : Charging SystemI : Cruise ControlB : Engine Coolant TemperatureO : Exterior Lamps# : Fog Lamps. : Fuel Gauge : Fuses3 : Headlamp High/Low-BeamChangerj : LATCH System ChildRestraints*:::Malfunction Indicator LampOil Pressureg : Outside Power FoldawayMirrorsO : Power/ : Remote Vehicle Start : Safety Belt Reminders7 : Tire Pressure Monitor: Tow/Haul Moded : Traction Control/StabiliTrak M : Windshield Washer Fluidv

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GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/11Black plate (1,1)In BriefIn BriefInstrument PanelInstrument Panel (Base/UplevelVersion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2Instrument Panel (PremiumVersion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6Initial Drive InformationInitial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-8Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 1-9Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14Heated and VentilatedSeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15Head RestraintAdjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Passenger SensingSystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . .Steering WheelAdjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Throttle and Brake PedalAdjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . .Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . .Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . .Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Four-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . le FeaturesRadio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Portable Audio Devices . . . . . .Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steering Wheel Controls . . . . .Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-271-281-281-291-291-30Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . .Driver InformationCenter (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rear VisionCamera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . .Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Universal Remote System . . .Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11-301-301-311-311-321-321-33Performance and MaintenanceStabiliTrak System . . . . . . . . . 1-35Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . 1-35Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . 1-35Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) . . . . . 1-36Driving for Better FuelEconomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36Roadside AssistanceProgram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-36OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-37

GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/111-2In BriefInstrument PanelInstrument Panel (Base/Uplevel Version)Black plate (2,1)

GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/11Black plate (3,1)In BriefRange Selection Mode (AllisonTransmission and Hydra-Matic 6‐Speed Button) (If Equipped).See Manual Mode onpage 9‑38.A. Air Vents on page 8‑10.B. Turn and Lane‐Change Lever.See Turn and Lane-ChangeSignals on page 6‑5.Windshield Wiper/Washer onpage 5‑4.C. Driver Information Center (DIC)Buttons. See Driver InformationCenter (DIC) on page 5‑30.N. Dome Lamps on page 6‑8.Fog Lamps on page 6‑6(If Equipped).O. Cruise Control on page 9‑58.H. Instrument Panel Storage onpage 4‑1.P.I.Integrated Trailer BrakeController (If Equipped). SeeTrailer Towing on page 9‑78.Q. Horn on page 5‑4.Exterior Lamp Controls onpage 6‑1.S. Automatic Transfer CaseControl (If Equipped). SeeFour-Wheel Drive onpage 10‑30.E. Instrument Cluster onpage 5‑12.J.F.K. Data Link Connector (DLC)(Out of View). See MalfunctionIndicator Lamp on page 5‑22.Tow/Haul Selector Button (IfEquipped). See Tow/Haul Modeon page 9‑39.M. Parking Brake on page 9‑54.G. Infotainment on page 7‑1.D. Hazard Warning Flashers onpage 6‑5 (Out of View).Shift Lever. See AutomaticTransmission on page 9‑35.1-3L.Hood Release. See Hood onpage 10‑5.Steering Wheel Adjustment onpage 5‑2.R. Steering Wheel Controls onpage 5‑2 (If Equipped).T.Ashtray (If Equipped). SeeAshtrays on page 5‑11 andCigarette Lighter on page 5‑10.

GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/111-4Black plate (4,1)In BriefU. StabiliTrak System onpage 9‑55 (If Equipped).Ultrasonic Parking Assist onpage 9‑61 (If Equipped).Pedal Adjust Button(If Equipped). See AdjustableThrottle and Brake Pedal onpage 9‑25.Exhaust Brake (If Equipped).See “Brakes” in the Duramaxdiesel supplement.V.Power Outlets on page 5‑9.W. Climate Control Systems (withAir Conditioning) on page 8‑1 orClimate Control Systems (withHeater Only) on page 8‑4(If Equipped).Dual Automatic Climate ControlSystem on page 8‑5(If Equipped).X. Power Take Off (PTO) Control(If Equipped). See Power TakeOff (PTO) in the Duramax dieselsupplement.Y.Passenger Airbag Off Control(If Equipped). See AirbagOn-Off Switch on page 3‑29.

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GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/111-6In BriefInstrument Panel (Premium Version)Black plate (6,1)

GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/11Black plate (7,1)In BriefA. Air Vents on page 8‑10.H. Infotainment on page 7‑1.B. Turn and Lane‐Change Lever.See Turn and Lane-ChangeSignals on page 6‑5.I.J.Windshield Wiper/Washer onpage 5‑4.C. Instrument Cluster onpage 5‑12.Range Selection Mode(If Equipped). See ManualMode on page 9‑38.F.Tow/Haul Mode on page 9‑39(If Equipped).G. Driver Information Center (DIC)Buttons. See Driver InformationCenter (DIC) on page 5‑30.Integrated Trailer BrakeController (If Equipped). SeeTrailer Towing on page 9‑78.K. Dome Lamps on page 6‑8.L.D. Hazard Warning Flashers onpage 6‑5 (Out of View).E. Shift Lever. See AutomaticTransmission on page 9‑35.Exterior Lamp Controls onpage 6‑1.Automatic Transfer CaseControl (If Equipped). SeeFour-Wheel Drive onpage 10‑30.M. Data Link Connector (DLC)(Out of View). See MalfunctionIndicator Lamp on page 5‑22.N. Hood Release. See Hood onpage 10‑5.O. Parking

GMC Sierra Owner Manual - 2012 - CRC - 11/15/11 Black plate (4,1) iv Introduction Using this Manual To quickly locate information about the vehicle, use the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found. Danger, Warnings, and Cautions Warning messages found on vehicle