GMC Sierra 1500 – Essential 2023 Operating and Safety Information
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is a powerful and reliable full-size pickup truck that does well in both speed and safety. The Sierra 1500 is made to handle tough work and provide a comfortable ride. It comes with a variety of powerful engines and advanced towing features. With its modern technology features and easy-to-use controls, drivers and guests can enjoy a comfortable and connected ride in its roomy, well-equipped cabin. The Sierra 1500 has a full set of safety systems and driver-assistance features, such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring, because safety is a top concern. The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 gives you the power, comfort, and peace of mind you need in a pickup truck, whether you’re doing heavy-duty work or just going on an everyday journey.
This document includes essential operating and safety information for your vehicle. For complete operating information and instructions, see the Owner’s Manual on the Chevrolet or my GMC app in the vehicle the infotainment system, at www.chevrolet.com or www.gmc.com, or on the myChevrolet or myGMC mobile app.
To verify your vehicle has a downloaded Owner’s Manual in the infotainment system, go to the Chevrolet or my GMC app, touch the Settings icon, and touch Owner’s Manual Details. If your vehicle has a downloaded Owner’s Manual, the downloaded version is accurate at the time of installation. To ensure you are viewing the most up-to-date, connected a version of the Owner’s Manual, accept the Terms and Conditions, and have an active Wi-Fi or data connection. If there are
discrepancies between the digital and printed versions of the essential operating and safety information in this manual and the Owner’s Manual, refer to the connected version of the Owner’s Manual on the Chevrolet or my GMC app in the vehicle’s infotainment system for the most up-to-date version. Up-to-date versions of the Owner’s Manuals are also accessible at www.chevrolet.com or www.gmc.com and on the myChevrolet or my GMC app mobile app.
To view digital versions or to order printed versions of the Owner’s Manual or warranty information, or to view additional vehicle information, scan the code below or visit chevrolet.com/support or gmc.com/support (U.S.); my.gm.ca/chevrolet or my.gm.ca/gmc (Canada):
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Canadian Vehicle Owners
A French language manual can be obtained from your dealer, at www.helminc.com, or from: Propriétaires Canadiens 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
Using this Manual
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.
Danger, Warning, and Caution
Warning messages found on vehicle labels and in this manual describe hazards and what to do to avoid or reduce them.
Danger indicates a hazard with a high level of risk that will result in serious injury or death.
Warning indicates a hazard that could result in injury or death.
Caution indicates a hazard that could result in property or vehicle damage.
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.
Keys and Locks
Leaving children in a vehicle with a remote key is dangerous and children or others could be seriously injured or killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or make the vehicle move. The windows will function with the remote key in the vehicle, and children or others could be caught in the path of a closing window. Do not leave children in a vehicle with a remote key.
The mechanical key inside the remote key is used for the driver’s door and glove box. To remove the mechanical key, press the button on the side of the remote key near the bottom, and pull the mechanical key out. Never pull the mechanical key out without pressing the button. The mechanical key may have a bar-coded key tag that the dealer or qualified locksmith can use to make new keys. store this information in a safe place, not in the vehicle. See your dealer if a replacement key or additional key is needed.
If it becomes difficult to turn a key, inspect the key blade for debris. Periodically clean with a brush or pick. With an active OnStar or connected service plan, an OnStar Advisor may remotely unlock the vehicle. See your owner’s manual. If locked out of the vehicle, see Roadside Assistance Program 0 139.
If equipped with memory seats, remote keys 1 and 2 are linked to seating positions of memory 1 or 2. See Memory Seats 0 15.
Unlocked doors can be dangerous. Passengers, especially children, can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. The doors can be unlocked and opened while the vehicle is moving. The chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash is increased if the doors are not locked. So, all passengers should wear seat belts properly and the doors should be locked whenever the vehicle is driven.
Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get out. A child can be overcome by extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Always lock the vehicle whenever leaving it. . Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop the vehicle. Locking the doors can help prevent this from happening.
To lock or unlock the doors from outside the vehicle:
- Press Q or K on the remote key. See your owner’s manual.
- Use the mechanical key in the driver’s door. To lock or unlock the doors from inside the vehicle:
- Press Q or K on the power door lock switch.
- Pulling an interior door handle will unlock the door. Pulling the door handle again unlatches it.