Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Symbols


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, BUICK, the BUICK Emblem, and ENCORE are trademarks and/or service marks of General Motors LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.

For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name "General Motors of Canada Company" for Buick Motor Division wherever it appears in this manual.

This manual describes features that may or may not be on the vehicle because of optional equipment that was not purchased on the vehicle, model variants, country specifications, features/applications that may not be available in your region, or changes subsequent to the printing of this owner's manual.

Refer to the purchase documentation relating to your specific vehicle to confirm the features.

Keep this manual in the vehicle for quick reference.

Canadian Vehicle Owners

A French language manual can be obtained from your dealer

Propriétaires Canadiens

On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce guide en français auprès du concessionnaire ou à l'adresse suivante:

Helm, Incorporated Attention: Customer Service 47911 Halyard Drive Plymouth, MI 48170 USA

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 a crash. Be sure to read the driving guidelines in this manual in the section called "Driving and Operating" and specifically Driver Behavior, Driving Environment and Vehicle Design

Danger, Warning, and Caution

Warning messages found on vehicle labels and in this manual describe hazards and what to do to avoid or reduce them.


Danger indicates a hazard with a high level of risk which will result in serious injury or death.


Warning indicates a hazard that could result in injury or death.


Caution indicates a hazard that could result in property or vehicle damage.

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.

Shown when the owner's manual has additional instructions or information.

Shown when the service manual has additional instructions or information.

Shown when there is more information on another page - "see page."

Vehicle Symbol Chart

Here are some additional symbols that may be found on the vehicle and what they mean. See the features in this manual for information.

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning Refrigerant Oil

: Airbag Readiness Light

: Antilock Brake System (ABS)

: Brake System Warning Light

: Dispose of Used Components Properly

Do Not Apply High Pressure Water

: Engine Coolant Temperature

: Flame/Fire Prohibited

  : Flammable

Forward Collision Alert

  Fuse Block Cover Lock Location


  ISOFIX/LATCH System Child Restraints

  Keep Fuse Block Covers Properly Installed

  Lane Change Alert

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Keep Assist

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Oil Pressure

Park Assist

Pedestrian Ahead Indicator


Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Registered Technician

Remote Vehicle Start

Seat Belt Reminders

Side Blind Zone Alert


Tire Pressure Monitor

Traction Control/StabiliTrak/ Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Under Pressure

Vehicle Ahead Indicator


     Instrument Panel Overview

    Air Vents Turn Signal Lever. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals. Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer Instrument Cluster Driver Information Center (DIC) Display. See Driver Information Center (DIC)

     Keys, Doors, and Windows

     Keys and Locks


     Lap-Shoulder Belt

    All seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly. Adjust the seat, if the seat is adjustable, so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "Seats" in the Index. Pick up the latch plate and pull the b

     Change trans fluid message

    NOTE: To determine the appropriate reset procedure, refer to CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET INDEX. Only the vehicles listed in this index have a CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE reset. CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET INDEX CHANGE TRANS FLUID MESSAGE RESET - PROCEDURE 1 This message will appear on th

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