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Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual: Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is used with diesel engines to reduce the amount of regulated emissions produced. The DEF system must be maintained for the vehicle to run properly. It is normal to hear the DEF system purge fluid back into the tank after the vehicle is shut off.

Locating Diesel Exhaust Fluid

DEF can be purchased at a Chevrolet dealer. It can also be purchased at authorized vehicle dealerships. Additionally, some diesel fueling stations or retailers may have DEF for purchase. For vehicles with an active OnStar subscription, OnStar can help to locate a DEF retailer. See Customer Assistance Offices for phone numbers to assist you in contacting a GM dealer. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants.

As the DEF tank becomes low on fluid, warnings begin with approximately 1 600 km (1,000 mi) of remaining range. These warnings will increase in intensity as the tank becomes empty. Once the tank is empty, the vehicle speed will be limited. If there is an issue with the quality of the fluid or the exhaust fluid system, warnings will be displayed in the Driver Information Center (DIC). See Diesel Exhaust Fluid.

Diesel Particulate Filter
The engine is equipped with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) that, by design, will filter or trap particulates. The DPF is under the vehicle in the exhaust system. Depending on a number of fac ...

Roadside Assistance Program
U.S.: 1-800-243-8872 TTY Users (U.S. Only): 1-888-889-2438 Canada: 1-800-268-6800 New Chevrolet owners are automatically enrolled in the Roadside Assistance Program. See Roadside Assistance P ...

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Brake Assist
The Brake Assist feature is designed to assist the driver in stopping or decreasing vehicle speed in emergency driving conditions. This feature uses the stability system hydraulic brake control module to supplement the power brake system under conditions where the driver has quickly and for ...

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