Chevrolet Captiva Manuals

Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Introduction

The names, logos, emblems, slogans, vehicle model names, and vehicle body designs appearing in this manual including, but not limited to, GM, the GM logo, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, and CAPTIVA are trademarks and/or service marks of General Motors LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.

This manual describes features that may or may not be on your specific vehicle either because they are options that you did not purchase or due to changes subsequent to the printing of this owner manual.

Please refer to the purchase documentation relating to your specific vehicle to confirm each of the features found on your vehicle.

Keep this manual in the vehicle for quick reference.

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.

About Driving the Vehicle

As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read the driving guidelines in this manual in the section called "Driving and Operating" and specifically Driver Behavior on page 9-2, Driving Environment on page 9-2, and Vehicle Design on page 9-2.

Danger, Warnings, and Cautions


Text marked { Danger provides information on risk of fatal injury.

Disregarding this information may endanger life.


Text marked Warning provides information on risk of accident or injury. Disregarding this information may lead to injury.


Text marked  Caution provides information that may indicate a hazard that could result in injury or death. It could also result in possible damage to the vehicle.

A circle with a slash through it is a safety symbol which means "Do Not," "Do not do this," or "Do not let this happen."


The vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gauge, or indicator.

This symbol is shown when you need to see your owner manual for additional instructions or information.

This symbol is shown when you need to see a service manual for additional instructions or information.

Vehicle Symbol Chart

Here are some additional symbols that may be found on the vehicle and what they mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to the Index.

: Airbag Readiness Light

: Air Conditioning

: Antilock Brake System (ABS)

Audio Steering Wheel Controls

Brake System Warning Light

Charging System

Cruise Control

Engine Coolant Temperature

Exterior Lamps

Fog Lamps

Fuel Gauge


Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer

LATCH System Child Restraints

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Oil Pressure


Remote Vehicle Start

Safety Belt Reminders

Tire Pressure Monitor

Traction Control/StabiliTrakĀ®

Windshield Washer Fluid

Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual provides a comprehensive Vehicle Symbol Chart, serving as a quick reference guide for understanding various symbols and indicators displayed on the vehicle's dashboard. These symbols convey essential information about the vehicle's status, functions, and potential issues, assisting drivers in interpreting warnings and taking appropriate actions.

The symbol chart typically includes icons representing vital systems such as engine temperature, oil pressure, battery charge, brake system, airbag status, and more. Each symbol is accompanied by a description or explanation of its meaning, helping drivers identify potential problems or maintenance requirements promptly.

For instance, symbols indicating low fuel level, engine overheating, or low tire pressure alert drivers to take immediate action, such as refueling, checking coolant levels, or inflating tires. Additionally, symbols related to vehicle stability control, traction control, or anti-lock braking systems provide insights into the operational status of these safety features.

Drivers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Vehicle Symbol Chart in the owner's manual to enhance their understanding of their Chevrolet Captiva's warning indicators. Regularly referring to this chart can contribute to safer driving practices and proactive vehicle maintenance, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

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