Buick Envision 2017 Owner’s Manual
The 2017 Buick Envision is a stylish and versatile luxury SUV that strikes the right balance between comfort, performance, and high-tech features. The Envision is elegant on the road thanks to its smooth lines and high-quality construction. Up to five people can sit easily in its elegant and roomy interior, which is made with high-quality materials and has the latest technology. The Envision is powered by an option of turbocharged engines that give it quick acceleration and good gas mileage. It can be bought with an all-wheel drive system that gives it better grip and stability in different driving situations. Envision has a lot of safety systems, like a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. With its combination of style, comfort, and high-tech features, the 2017 Buick Envision stands out as a top contender in the luxury SUV market, appealing to those who want a refined and versatile driving experience.
Battery – North America
The original equipment battery is maintenance-free. Do not remove the cap and do not add fluid.
Refer to the replacement number shown on the original battery label when a new battery is needed. See Engine Compartment Overview 0 242 for battery location. The vehicle has an Absorbed Glass
Mat (AGM) 12-volt battery. Installation of a standard 12-volt battery will result in reduced 12-volt battery life. When using a 12-volt battery charger on the 12-volt AGM battery, some chargers have an AGM battery setting on the charger. If available, use the AGM setting on the charger, to limit charge voltage to 14.8 volts. Follow the charger manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not use a match or flame near a vehicle’s battery. If you need more light, use a flashlight.
Do not smoke near a vehicle’s battery.
When working around a vehicle’s battery, shield your eyes with protective glasses.
Keep children away from vehicle batteries.
Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode. You can be badly hurt if you are not careful. See Jump Starting – North America 0 298 for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt.
Infrequent Usage: Remove the black, negative (−) cable from the battery to keep the battery from running down.
Extended Storage: Remove the black, negative (−) cable from the battery or use a battery trickle
Under normal driving conditions, transfer case fluid does not require maintenance unless there is a fluid leak or unusual noise. If required, have the transfer case serviced by your dealer.
Starter Switch Check
When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle could move suddenly. If the vehicle moves, you or others could be injured.
- Before starting this check, be sure there is enough room around the vehicle.
- Apply both the parking brake and the regular brake.
Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts.
- Try to start the engine in each gear. The vehicle should start only in P (Park) or N (Neutral).
Shift Lock Control Function Check
- Before starting this check, be sure there is enough room around the vehicle. It should be parked on a level surface.
- Apply the parking brake. Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move.
- With the engine off, turn the ignition on, but do not start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of P (Park) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of P (Park), contact your dealer for service.
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
When you are doing this check, the vehicle could begin to move. You or others could be injured and property could be damaged.
Make sure there is room in front of the vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move.
Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake.
- To check the parking brake’s holding ability: With the engine running and the transmission in N (Neutral), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only.
- To check the P (Park) mechanism’s holding ability: With the engine running, shift to P (Park). Then release the parking brake followed by the regular brake.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear and cracking. See Maintenance Schedule 0 316. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, see Maintenance Replacement Parts 0 325.
Allowing the wiper arm to touch the windshield when no wiper blade is installed could damage the windshield. Any damage that occurs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not allow the wiper arm to touch the windshield.
Front Wiper Blade Replacement
To replace the front wiper blades:
- Pull the windshield wiper assembly away from the windshield.
- Lift up on the latch in the middle of the wiper blade where the wiper arm attaches.
- With the latch open, pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield far enough to release it from the J-hooked end of the wiper arm.
- Remove the wiper blade.
- Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper blade replacement.
Rear Wiper Blade Replacement
The rear wiper blade and wiper arm have a cover for protection. The rear wiper blade can be replaced while the cover is on.
- Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield.
- Push the release lever (2) to disengage the hook and push the wiper arm (1) out of the blade assembly (3).
- Push the new blade assembly securely on the wiper arm until the release lever clicks into place.
If removal of the cover is necessary:
- Slide a plastic tool under the cover and push upward to unsnap.
- Slide the cover toward the wiper blade tip to unhook it from the blade assembly.
- Remove the cover.
- To reinstall the cover, ensure that the cover hook slides into the slot in the blade assembly.
- Snap the cover down to secure.
The vehicle is equipped with an acoustic windshield. If the windshield needs to be replaced be sure to get an acoustic windshield so you will continue to have the benefits an acoustic windshield can provide.
If the vehicle is equipped with a Head-Up display (HUD) system and the windshield need to be replaced, get one that is designed for HUD or the HUD image may look out of focus.
The headlamp aim has been preset and should need no further adjustment.
If the vehicle is damaged in a crash, the headlamp aim may be affected.
If an adjustment to the headlamps is necessary, see your dealer.
For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs 0 265.
For any bulb-changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer.
Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package.
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
The High-Intensity Discharge
(HID) lighting system operates at a very high voltage. If you try to service any of the system components, you could be seriously injured. Have your dealer or a qualified technician service them.
After an HID headlamp bulb has been replaced, the beam might be a slightly different shade than it was originally. This is normal
License Plate Lamp
To replace one of these bulbs:
- Push the left end of the lamp assembly toward the right.
- Turn the lamp assembly down to remove it.
- Turn the bulb socket (1) counterclockwise to remove it from the lamp assembly (3).
- Pull the bulb (2) straight out of the bulb socket (1).
- Push the replacement bulb straight into the bulb socket and turn the bulb socket clockwise to install it into the lamp assembly.
- Turn the lamp assembly into the lamp assembly opening engaging the clip side first.
- Push on the lamp side opposite the clip until the lamp assembly snaps into place.
Electrical System Overload
The vehicle has fuses and circuit breakers to protect against an electrical system overload. When the electrical load current is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit
until the current load returns to normal or the problem is fixed. This greatly reduces the chance of circuit overload and fire caused by electrical problems.
Replace a bad fuse with a new one of identical size and rating. If there is a problem on the road and a fuse needs to be replaced, the same amperage fuse can be borrowed. Choose some feature of the vehicle that is not needed to use and replace it as soon as possible.
An electrical overload may cause the lamps to go on and off, or in some cases to remain off. Have the headlamp wiring checked right away if the lamps go on and off or remain off.
If the wiper motor overheats due to heavy snow or ice, the windshield wipers will stop until the motor cools and will then restart.
Although the circuit is protected from electrical overload, overload due to heavy snow or ice may cause wiper linkage damage. Always clear ice and heavy snow from the windshield before using the windshield wipers.
If the overload is caused by an electrical problem and not snow or ice, be sure to get it fixed.
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems.
To check a fuse, look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure to replace a bad fuse with a new one of identical size and rating. Fuses of the same amperage can be temporarily borrowed from another fuse location if a fuse goes out. Replace the fuse as soon as possible.
To identify and check fuses, circuit breakers, and relays, see Engine Compartment Fuse Block 0 266, Instrument Panel Fuse Block 0 269, and Rear Compartment Fuse Block 0 270.
A1: The Buick Envision 2017 can comfortably seat up to five passengers.
A2: The Buick Envision 2017 offers two engine options: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
A3: Yes, the Buick Envision 2017 offers an available all-wheel drive system for enhanced traction and stability.
A4: The fuel economy of the Buick Envision 2017 varies depending on the engine and drivetrain. The front-wheel drive models equipped with the 2.5-liter engine achieve an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive models with the 2.5-liter engine get an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine delivers slightly lower fuel economy.
A5: The Buick Envision 2017 offers a range of safety features, including a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and seven airbags.
A6: No, unfortunately, the 2017 Buick Envision does not offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility. These features were introduced in later model years.
A7: The Buick Envision 2017 provides 26.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With the rear seats folded, the cargo capacity expands to 57.3 cubic feet.
A8: The Buick Envision 2017 has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.
A9: Yes, some higher trim levels of the Buick Envision 2017 offer a built-in navigation system as a standard feature.
A10: The Buick Envision 2017 comes with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.
A11: Yes, a panoramic power moonroof is available as an optional feature on select trim levels of the Buick Envision 2017.
A12: The Buick Envision 2017 offers some ADAS features, including forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring. However, it does not include advanced features like adaptive cruise control or automatic emergency braking.
A13: Yes, the Buick Envision 2017 offers available heated front seats on select trim levels.
A14: Yes, some higher trim levels of the Buick Envision 2017 offer a hands-free power liftgate feature for added convenience.
A15: The Buick Envision 2017 offers a range of premium interior features, including leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a Bose premium audio system.
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