Your Holden is fitted with a remote vehicle start system that allows the vehicle to be started via a button on the remote control key fob to initiate the climate control and pre-condition the cabin.
Aim the remote control key fob at the vehicle and press the remote vehicle start button. Immediately, again press and hold the remote vehicle start button for at least four seconds or until the turn signal lamps flash. The engine will start and the parking lights will remain on while the engine is running.
The doors will remain locked but the climate control may come on as per its last settings and the engine will continue to run for 10 minutes. This can be further extended for another 10 minutes by repeating the instructions in Step 2.
If you unlock and enter the vehicle while the engine is running, turn the ignition switch to ON. If the engine is no longer running, start the vehicle as normal.
To cancel a remote vehicle start, aim the key fob at the vehicle and press and hold the remote vehicle start button until the parking lights turn off. Then enter the vehicle, turn on the hazard warnings lights, then turn the vehicle on then off again.
*Automatic Transmission Only
The Blind Spot Alert detects other vehicles in your blind spot beside and behind your car in adjacent lanes. Its sensors cover an area of up to 3.5m on both sides of the vehicle and is automatically activated.
When a vehicle is detected in your blind spot, a warning symbol lights up in the relevant side mirror indicating that it may be unsafe to change lanes.
The Blind Spot Alert can be deactivated through vehicle personalisation using the Vehicle Settings and Collision/Detection Systems menus on your MyLink system
For full instructions, refer to your Colorado Owner's Handbook.
* Where fitted.
The Forward Collision Alert (FCA) automatically provides visual and audible warnings if you approach a vehicle in front of you too quickly. The system detects vehicles up to 150m ahead and operates above walking speed.
Visual warnings are displayed in the Driver Information Centre display in the instrument cluster. A green car symbol will appear when a vehicle is detected ahead. If you approach too fast, the symbol will change to yellow and flash and sound rapid beeps.
You can set the alert sensitivity to near, medium or far for different traffic conditions. Press the Gap Adjust button repeatedly on the left hand side of the steering wheel controls to scroll through the options and the current setting will be displayed in the DIC.
You can deactivate/activate the Forward Collision Alert through the Holden MyLink system by accessing the Settings application and choosing the vehicle menu.
The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) provides a visual and audible warning if your car crosses a detected lane marking without using the turn signal. To turn the system on or off, press the LDW button on the left hand side of the steering wheel. The button is lit when the system is on.
When the car is started, the LDW symbol will appear on the instrument panel briefly to let you know it is activated. The system operates at speeds above 56km/h and if it detects right or left lane markings, the symbol appears green.
If you cross the lane marking without using the turn signal, the symbol turns to amber and three chimes are sounded. The alert chimes are directional ie: they sound from the speaker on the side of the vehicle where you are crossing the lane marking.
* Where fitted.
Your Trailblazer is fitted with a Park Assist system that uses front and rear sensors to detect obstacles in the front and rear of the vehicle when the moving forward or reversing. The system is automatically activated when the ignition is turned on, a gear is selected and the park brake is released.
The system will remain operational until the vehicle exceeds 15km/h. If it detects an obstacle a warning tone will sound with repetitions increasing as the distance decreases. At a distance of about 30cm, the warning tone sounds continuously.
When reverse gear is selected, if the system detects two objects at the front and rear, only the closest object will be indicated. If the two objects are the same distance from the car, the object at the rear will be given priority.
To manually turn off the Park Assist system, press the Park Assist button on the left hand side of the centre console. To turn it on again, press the button once and a light in the button will illuminate. Alternatively select reverse gear to turn the system on.
Your Holden's Hill Descent Control System (HDC) is designed to automatically limit the vehicle’s speed when travelling on steep declines off-road without the need to press the brake pedal. For manual gearbox models, the system operates within a range of between 7km/h and 30km/h while in Colorados fitted with an automatic transmission, the descent speed range is between 4km/h and 30km/h.
To activate the system, press the HDC button on the centre console at speeds below 50km/h. A green DSC graphic will be illuminated in the instrument panel.
When approaching the descent, apply the brakes to slow the car to your desired speed within the operating range and release the brake pedal. The green graphic in the instrument cluster will flash indicating the system is operating and your selected speed will be maintained.
At any time you can increase or decrease the speed within the HDC range by applying the brake or accelerator. While applying the brake or accelerator, the green graphic stops flashing but once you lift your foot off the respective pedal, the system will re-engage and limit the car’s descent to the new speed.
If your speed exceeds 30km/h the HDC returns to standby mode and will automatically be deactivated if the speed exceeds 50km/h. To manually deactivate the DCS, press the button on the centre console at speeds under 50km/h and the green graphic on the instrument cluster will be extinguished.
Your Holden is fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter as part of the exhaust system to help reduce emissions. To prevent clogging of the filter, the system periodically goes through a self cleaning process however under certain conditions such as stop/start city traffic it may not be able to complete the process.
If this occurs, a “Diesel Partic Filter is Full Continue Driving” message will appear on the Driver Information Centre display in the instrument cluster. To clean the filter, continue driving until the message extinguishes which may take up to 30 minutes. Turning the engine off while the message is displayed will prevent the process from completing.
If the self cleaning process has been interrupted several times without completion a “Diesel Partic Filter is Full Continued Driving Mandatory” message will be displayed. To clean the filter continue driving until the message extinguishes. This may take up to 30 minutes.
If the self cleaning process is still not completed, a SVS (Service Vehicle Soon) message is displayed indicating the self cleaning process is not feasible so you should contact your Holden service centre for a dealer service.
If the DPF is not cleaned, a Malfunction Indicator Lamp will illuminate and “Engine Power Reduced” message will appear in the Driver Information Centre display in the instrument cluster. A dealer service will be necessary.
Navigation maps are stored in the system and do require regular updating to take into account new roads. To check for the availability of updated maps, see your local Holden dealer.
Side Blind Zone Alert will not report an object if the difference in speed between your vehicle and object of interest exceeds 16kph. If your vehicle is being overtaken, you will not receive an alert if the difference in speed is 65kph or greater.
The rear USB port is only for charging USB devices.
Your Holden is fitted with ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers to help detect objects in front of and behind the car. When an object is detected, the Parking Assist system provides an audible warning and a visual image on the Driver Information Centre (DIC) display in the instrument cluster.
The front and rear sensors are automatically activated when R (Reverse) gear is selected. After the gearshift lever is moved out of Reverse, the rear sensors switch off. The front sensors are automatically activated when driving forwards and remain on until the vehicle exceeds 11km/h.
Yes. To manually deactivate the system when Reverse gear is engaged, press the Park Assist button on the centre console. The LED light will go out, a Park Assist Off message will appear on the DIC display and the system will remain inactive until the next time Reverse gear is selected.
If you are not receiving Side Blind Zone Alerts, check the feature is not turned off through the radio customisation menu. If the feature is on, ensure the rear bumper is clean of any dirt or mud as this can prevent the alerts from activating. Any damage to the rear bumper where the radar is located can also cause false or no alerts.