Key Programming-GMC Savana 2008-2015

GMC Savana 2008-2015 Key Programming Procedure


The following are the key programming procedures for the 2008 and 2015 GMC Savana.


ADD DUPLICATE KEY (Requires at least one working key):

1. Verify that the new key has “PK3” or “+” stamped on it.

2. Insert the original, already programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service.

3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key.

4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON/RUN within 10 seconds of removing the previous key. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed. It may not be apparent that the security light went on due to how quickly the key is programmed. (If your vehicle does not have a security light (04-07 Grand Prix, Bonneville, Impala), wait 10 minutes 45 seconds to make sure the key has been programmed).

5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed.



About GMC Savana

The Savana is available with a variety of powertrain options from GMC. The van’s 276-hp 4.3-liter V-6 engine is standard on both passenger and cargo variants, but we recommend the optional 401-hp 6.6-liter V-8. A 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel with 181 horsepower is the most expensive and sophisticated engine available. Although it is only a four-cylinder, it produces a whopping 369 lb-ft of torque. Vans with the V-8 engine, on the other hand, can tow and haul greater weight. While the V-6 and diesel engines have a more modern eight-speed automatic transmission, the V-8s use an old but reliable six-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with the 6.6-liter V-8 and the optional trailering equipment package, a 2500 or 3500 standard-wheelbase GMC Savana passenger van delivers the greatest towing rating.

The Environmental Protection Agency does not offer fuel-economy ratings or estimates to the GMC Savana because it is a commercial vehicle. GMC’s heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks are no exception.

The GMC Savana 2021 is all about function on the inside. Large, comfy seats and a basic dashboard design with durable black plastics and ergonomic control placement characterize the cabin. The regular passenger van has 12 seats, while extended-wheelbase models can transport up to 15. Front and rear air conditioning, power windows and locks, an AM/FM stereo system with MP3, cruise control, and a tilt steering wheel are standard on LS versions. The LT trim level provides a few more features including keyless entry. The Savana’s cargo versions offer up to 286.6 cubic feet of cargo space; but, unlike other competitors’ high-roof versions, tall people cannot stand comfortably inside the Savana. Cargo vans are delivered unfinished, with bare cargo compartments that may be easily customized to meet your needs. GMC provides shelving and various storage options, as well as a sliding side door or two swinging doors. All GMC Savanas, unlike current minivans, have only a cargo or loading door on the passenger side.

You’ll be disappointed if you expect the same level of infotainment technology and connection as GMC offers in its pickups. The dashboard of the 2021 GMC Savana cargo van lacks a touchscreen, and one isn’t available. The passenger van comes with a touchscreen with navigation. Both versions come with a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth, as well as the myGMC mobile app, which allows you to lock and unlock your vehicle from your smartphone. You can also schedule and monitor dealer maintenance appointments using the app.

Crash test data for the GMC Savana has not been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). GMC offers a rudimentary list of driver aids on the 2021 model, but two of them, forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning, are only available on the more expensive LT trim level. Blind-spot monitoring on the driver’s side is also available, and a backup camera is standard.

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