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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Transmission Messages, Vehicle Reminder Messages

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Transmission Messages



Use of the incorrect automatic transmission fluid may damage the vehicle, and the damages may not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always use the automatic transmission fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11-12.

This message displays when the life of the transmission fluid has expired and it should be changed. See Maintenance Schedule on page 11-2 and Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 11-12 for the proper fluid and change intervals.


This message displays when there is a problem with the transmission.

See your dealer for service.



Do not drive the vehicle while the transmission fluid is overheating, or the transmission can be damaged. This could lead to costly repairs that would not be covered by the warranty.

This message displays along with a chime if the transmission fluid in the vehicle gets hot. Driving with the transmission fluid temperature high can cause damage to the vehicle.

Stop the vehicle and let it idle to allow the transmission to cool. This message clears and the chime stops when the fluid temperature reaches a safe level.

Vehicle Reminder Messages


This message displays when the outside air temperature is cold enough to create icy road conditions. Adjust your driving accordingly.


This message displays and a chime sounds as a reminder to turn off the turn signal if you drive the vehicle for more than about 1.2 km (0.75 mile) with a turn signal on. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals on page 6-3 for more information.

Chevrolet Captiva's transmission messages and vehicle reminder messages are integral components of the vehicle's onboard diagnostic system, providing crucial information to drivers about the status of various systems and maintenance needs. Transmission messages, such as warnings about transmission overheating, service requirements, or potential faults, are essential for maintaining the health and performance of the transmission system. Drivers should take immediate action when these messages appear to prevent further damage and ensure safe operation of the vehicle. For instance, reducing driving stress on the transmission or seeking professional service promptly can mitigate potential issues and prolong the lifespan of the transmission.

On the other hand, vehicle reminder messages serve as proactive reminders for routine maintenance tasks and system checks. Oil change reminders are particularly important, as they indicate when engine oil needs to be replaced to maintain proper lubrication and engine health. Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) alerts are also critical, as maintaining optimal tire pressure ensures safety, fuel efficiency, and tire longevity. Captiva models equipped with a maintenance reminder system provide notifications for various maintenance tasks, such as air filter replacement, brake inspection, or fluid checks. Following these reminders ensures that the vehicle remains in optimal condition, reducing the risk of unexpected breakdowns and ensuring consistent performance.

Paying attention to transmission messages and vehicle reminder messages is essential for Captiva drivers to maintain the reliability, safety, and longevity of their vehicles. Regular maintenance, prompt attention to warning messages, and adherence to service schedules contribute to a smooth and enjoyable driving experience in the Chevrolet Captiva while also ensuring the vehicle operates efficiently and remains in top condition for years to come.

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