Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual
Vehicle SecurityKeys, Doors, andWindows / Vehicle Security
This vehicle has theft-deterrent features; however, they do not make the vehicle impossible to steal.
Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm system.
Arming the System
To arm the system, do one of the following: . Press
on the RKE transmitter.
The alarm automatically arms after about 30 seconds. The security light, located on the instrument panel, flashes.
Press on the RKE transmitter to open
Disarming the System
To disarm the system, do one of the following: . Press
on the RKE transmitter.
• Allow the alarm to time out after about 30 seconds and reset itself.
If the system is armed and any door is unlocked without pressing on the RKE transmitter, the alarm sounds.
How to Detect a Tamper Condition
If is pressed and the horn sounds, an
If the alarm has been activated, the THEFT ATTEMPTED message will appear on the DIC.
See Radio Frequency Statement for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and Industry Canada Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
This vehicle has a passive theft-deterrent system.
The system does not have to be manually armed or disarmed.
The vehicle is automatically immobilized when the key is removed from the ignition.
The system is automatically disarmed when the vehicle is started with the correct key. The key uses a transponder that matches an immobilizer control unit in the vehicle and automatically disarms the system. Only an authorized key starts the vehicle. The vehicle may not start if the key is damaged.
The security light in the instrument cluster comes on if there is a problem with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system.
When trying to start the vehicle, the security light comes on briefly when the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the security light stays on, there is a problem with the system. Turn the ignition off and try again.
If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to be undamaged or the light continues to stay on, try another ignition key. If the engine does not start with the other key, the vehicle needs service. If the vehicle does start, the first key may be damaged. See your dealer who can service the theft-deterrent system and have a new key made.
Do not leave the key or device that disarms or deactivates the theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.