2020 Chevrolet Colorado 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 COLORADO 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 Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it appears in this manual.

Litho in U.S.A.

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.

If this vehicle has the Duramax diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement for additional and specific information on this engine.

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

Keep this manual in the vehicle for quick reference.

A French language manual can be obtained from your dealer, at www.helminc.com, or from:

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

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.

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

Part No. 84354075 B Second Printing © 2019 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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.

M : Shown when the owner’s manual has additional instructions or information.

* : Shown when the service manual has additional instructions or information.

0 : 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.

u : Air Conditioning System

G : Air Conditioning Refrigerant Oil

9 : Airbag Readiness Light

! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)

$ : Brake System Warning Light

9 : Dispose of Used Components Properly

P : Do Not Apply High Pressure Water

B : Engine Coolant Temperature

g : First Responder

_ : Flame/Fire Prohibited

H : Flammable

[ : Forward Collision Alert

R : Fuse Block Cover Lock Location

+ : Fuses

_ : High Voltage

j : ISOFIX/LATCH System Child Restraints

Q : Keep Fuse Block Covers Properly Installed

| : Lane Change Alert @ : Lane Departure Warning A : Lane Keep Assist

* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp

: : Oil Pressure

X : Park Assist

~ : Pedestrian Ahead Indicator

O : Power

7 : Rear Cross Traffic Alert

I : Registered Technician

/ : Remote Vehicle Start

> : Seat Belt Reminders

I : Side Blind Zone Alert

7 : Tire Pressure Monitor

d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak/ Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

a : Under Pressure

V : Vehicle Ahead Indicator

    Air Vents 0 138.
    Turn Signal Lever. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals

0 127.

Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level) Controls (If Equipped). See Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level) 0 114 or

Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel) 0 116.

    Instrument Cluster (Base Level) 0 97 or

Instrument Cluster (Uplevel)

0 99.

    Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 92.
    Light Sensor. See Automatic Headlamp System 0 126.

Vehicle Alarm System Indicator (If Equipped). See Vehicle Alarm System 0 19.

    Infotainment 0 132.
    Climate Control Systems 0 133

(If Equipped).

Automatic Climate Control System 0 135 (If Equipped).

    Heated Front Seats 0 32 (If Equipped).
    Power Outlets 0 93 (If Equipped).
    Shift Lever. See Automatic Transmission 0 168 or Manual Mode 0 171.
    Auxiliary Jack. See the infotainment manual.

USB Port. See the infotainment manual.

    Hazard Warning Flashers

0 127.

Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control 0 182.

Exterior Cargo Lamps 0 128.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) 0 197 (If Equipped).

Hill Descent Control (HDC)

0 185 (If Equipped).

Tow/Haul Mode 0 173 (If Equipped).

Locking Front Axle 0 187 (If Equipped).

Locking Rear Axle 0 186 (If Equipped).

    Steering Wheel Controls 0 91

(If Equipped).

Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel) Controls (If Equipped). See Driver Information Center (DIC) (Base Level) 0 114 or

Driver Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel) 0 116.

    Horn 0 92.
    Steering Wheel Adjustment

0 91 (Out of View).

    Cruise Control 0 189.

Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System 0 195 (If Equipped).

    Transfer Case Knob (If Equipped). See Four-Wheel Drive 0 173.

Driver Mode Control 0 185 (If Equipped).

    Hood Release. See Hood

0 225.

    Parking Brake 0 181.
    Data Link Connector (DLC) (Out of View). See Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light) 0 106.
    Exterior Lamp Controls 0 124.

Fog Lamps 0 128 (If Equipped).

    Instrument Panel Illumination Control 0 129.

Keys, Doors, and Windows

Keys 9

Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System 12

Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation 12

Remote Vehicle Start 15

Door Locks 16

Power Door Locks 17

Delayed Locking 17

Automatic Door Locks 17

Lockout Protection 18

Safety Locks 18

Tailgate 18

Vehicle Security 19

Vehicle Alarm System 19

Immobilizer 20

Immobilizer Operation 20

Convex Mirrors 21

Manual Mirrors 21

Power Mirrors 21

Folding Mirrors 22

Heated Mirrors 22

Blind Spot Mirrors 22

Interior Rearview Mirrors 23

Manual Rearview Mirror 23

Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror 24

Windows 24

Power Windows 24

Rear Windows 26

Sun Visors 26