Chevrolet TORRENT - NAVIGATION SYSTEM 2008 Operating instructions

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DRIVER INFORMATION
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Instrument Panel Cluster . . . . . . .3
Driver Information Center . . . . . . .4
SAFETY & SECURITY
Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . .5
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . .6
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Child Restraints (LATCH) . . . . . . .7
COMFORT
Manual Driver’s Seat
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Power Driver’s Seat
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Driver’s Seat Lumbar Support . . .8
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
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ENTERTAINMENT
Audio System Features . . . . . . . .9
Multiple-Disc CD Player . . . . . . .11
DVD Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
XM® Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . .12
Touch Screen Navigation
Entertainment System . . . . . . . .12
Audio Steering Wheel
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
CONVENIENCE
Windshield Wipers and Washer .13
Rear Wiper and Washer . . . . . . .13
Center Console Features . . . . . .14
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Clothes Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Ashtray and Lighter Kit . . . . . . .15
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Fold-Down Front Passenger
Seatback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
MultiFlex™ Split-Folding and
Sliding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Multifunction Cargo Panel/
Security Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Roof Rack Cross-Rails . . . . . . . .18
PERFORMANCE & MAINTENANCE
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) . . . . . . . . .18
All-Wheel Drive System . . . . . . .18
StabiliTrak® – Stability Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . .19
Automatic Transmission with
Manual Shift Mode . . . . . . . . . . .19
OWNER INFORMATION
Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . .20
My GMLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Congratulations on your purchase of a Pontiac Torrent. Please read this information about your vehicle’s
features and your Owner Manual to ensure an outstanding ownership experience. Note that your vehicle may not
include all the features described in this booklet. Keep this booklet with your Owner Manual for easy reference.
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DRIVER INFORMATION
Instrument Panel
A. Air Outlets
B. Turn Signal/
Multifunction Lever
C. Instrument Panel
Cluster
D. Windshield Wiper/
Washer Lever
E. Driver Information
Center Buttons
F. Hazard Warning
Flashers Button
G. Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator
H. Rear Window
Wiper/Washer Buttons
I. Fog Lamps Button
J. Power Mirror Control
K. Instrument Panel
Brightness Control
L. Cruise Controls
M. Tilt Wheel
N. Horn
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
O. Audio Steering Wheel
Controls
P. Audio System
Q. Shift Lever
R. StabiliTrak Button
S. Power Window
Switches
T. Heated Seat Buttons
U. Climate Control
System
V. Glove Box
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Instrument Panel Cluster
A
E
F
C
B
G
H
Your vehicle’s instrument panel is
equipped with this cluster or one very
similar to it. The instrument panel cluster
includes these key features:
A. Speedometer
B. Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
C. Fuel Gauge
D. Tachometer
E. Safety Belt Reminder Light
F. Tire Pressure Warning Light
G. Airbag Readiness and Warning Light
H. Odometer/Driver Information Center
D
I
J
K
I. Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light)
J. Security Light
K. Antilock Brake System Warning Light
Note: The instrument panel cluster is
designed to let you know about many
important aspects of your vehicle’s
operation. It is important to read your
Owner Manual and become familiar with
the information being relayed to you
by the lights, gauges and indicators,
as well as what action can be taken to
ensure safety and to prevent damage.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
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Driver Information Center
Your vehicle’s Driver Information Center
(DIC) provides vehicle information,
vehicle warning messages and vehicle
feature personalization. The DIC messages will be shown on your instrument
panel cluster display. To operate the
DIC, the ignition switch must be on.
The following DIC buttons are located
on the right side of the instrument panel
cluster:
(Trip/Fuel): Press this button to
display the odometer, trip odometer,
average speed, average economy, and
fuel range.
(Vehicle Information): Press
this button to display oil life, units, tire
pressure, battery voltage, learn tire
positions (required after tire service),
relearn remote key, and vehicle personalization settings.
(Set/Reset): Press this button to set
or reset certain vehicle functions as well
as acknowledge DIC messages.
Personalization Features
To personalize vehicle features:
1. With the vehicle in Park, turn on the
ignition.
2. Press the
(Vehicle Information)
button until FEATURE SETTINGS
appears on the display.
3. Press the
(Set/Reset) button to
enter the Feature Settings menu.
4. Press the
button to scroll
through the available features.
5. With the desired feature displayed,
press the
button to access the
feature settings.
6. Press the
button to scroll
through the available settings.
7. With the desired setting displayed,
press the
button to select it.
8. Press the
button to access the
next feature.
9. To exit the Feature Settings menu,
press the
button until EXIT
FEATURE SETTINGS is displayed
and then press the
button, or
press the
button.
Personalization features include:
• Display Language
• Auto Lock
• Auto Unlock
• Remote Lock Feedback
• Remote Unlock Feedback
• Delay Lock
• Exit Lighting
• Approach Lighting
• Chime Volume
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• Remote Start
• Factory Settings
• Exit Feature Settings
Warnings and Messages
The DIC provides a variety of vehicle
messages (depending on optional equipment) as well as warnings if a problem
is sensed in a vehicle system.
To acknowledge a message and clear it
from the display, press the
(Set/Reset)
button. Some urgent messages cannot
be cleared from the DIC display.
If you have a current OnStar subscription and a warning message appears,
you can press the blue OnStar button
and speak to an OnStar Advisor. In
many vehicles, OnStar Advisors can
access certain diagnostic information
and can tell you how serious the problem is and what you should do about it.
Note: Your vehicle’s warnings and messages provide critical information that
can prevent damage to your vehicle.
Review your Owner Manual to become
familiar with the information displayed
and the action required.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
SAFETY & SECURITY
Remote Keyless Entry
The Remote
Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter includes
the following
functions:
(Remote
Vehicle Start)
(if equipped): This feature can be used
to start the engine from outside the vehicle. (See Remote Vehicle Start.)
(Lock): Press this button when all
doors are closed to immediately lock all
the doors. RKE feedback (light flash
and/or horn chirp) can be programmed
using the DIC.
(Unlock): Press this button to unlock
the driver’s door. Press it again within
five seconds to unlock all remaining
doors. The approach lighting can be
programmed using the DIC.
(Remote Alarm): Press this
button to sound the alarm. The horn will
sound and the headlamps will flash for
two minutes. Press the button again or
turn the ignition key to the Run position
to cancel the alarm. The vehicle must be
turned off to use the alarm.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
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Remote Vehicle Start
(if equipped)
This feature allows you to start the
engine from outside the vehicle by using
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. (Remote Vehicle Start transmitter
range is within approximately 200 feet of
the vehicle.)
After a remote start, the engine will run
for about 10 minutes before turning itself
off, but can be extended 10 minutes
by performing another remote start
sequence at any time. After two consecutive remote starts, no additional remote
starts are allowed until the vehicle has
been started with the ignition key.
The vehicle’s climate control system may
automatically heat or cool the vehicle
interior, depending
on equipment, or
will turn on at the
same setting as
when the vehicle
was last turned off.
Starting the Vehicle
To remote start the vehicle:
1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the
vehicle.
2. Press and release the (Lock)
button on the transmitter.
3. Immediately press and hold the
(Remote Vehicle Start) button for
about four seconds.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will light and remain on while the
engine is running. Repeat these steps
for a 10-minute time extension.
When you enter the vehicle after a
remote start, the key must be inserted in
the ignition and turned to the Run position before driving.
Note: The Remote Vehicle Start feature
will not operate if the key is in the ignition, a door or the hood is open, or the
Check Engine light is illuminated on the
instrument panel cluster.
Canceling a Remote Start
If you wish to turn off the engine instead
of driving after a remote start, perform
one of the following functions:
• Press and hold the
button until the
parking lamps turn off.
• Press and release the Hazard
Warning Flashers button inside the
vehicle. Press the button again to
turn off the flashers.
• Turn the key in the ignition switch to
On and then Off.
• The engine will automatically stop
when time expires.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
OnStar ® (if equipped)
Your vehicle features the OnStar Safe
& Sound Plan or the uplevel OnStar
Directions & Connections Plan, with one
year of OnStar service from the date you
purchased your new vehicle. OnStar
offers a variety of capabilities, such as
Remote Door Unlock, Automatic Airbag
Notification, and Hands-Free Calling. In
addition, most vehicles can get driving
directions using Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
Press the blue OnStar button to ask an
OnStar Advisor about the service plan
you have or to upgrade your plan.
For more information, refer to your
OnStar Owner’s Guide, call
1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827),
or visit onstar.com.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
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Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator
COMFORT
Manual Driver’s Seat
Adjustments (if equipped)
A
Your vehicle is equipped with a
Passenger Sensing System located in
the front passenger seat for the front
passenger frontal airbag, and a
passenger airbag status indicator
located above the audio system on
the instrument panel.
Note: It is recommended that children
not be placed in the front passenger
seat, even with the Passenger Sensing
System. All children should be secured
in a rear seat, including an infant riding
in a rear-facing infant seat, a child riding
in a forward-facing child seat or an older
child riding in a booster seat.
See Sections 1 and 3 of your Owner Manual.
Child Restraints (LATCH)
Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH
anchors, and may have top tethers for
use with a LATCH-compatible child
restraint. If your child restraint is not
compatible with the LATCH system, you
may still use it by installing the child
restraint with the safety belt system.
Choose a child seat restraint that is
appropriate for the child’s age and size
(weight and height).
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
B
The manual driver’s seat height adjustment and recliner controls are located
on the left side of the seat.
To raise or lower the seat:
• Ratchet the height adjustment lever
(A) up to raise the seat or down to
lower the seat.
To recline the seatback:
• Lift the recliner lever (B) and then
move the seatback to the desired
position. Release the lever to lock
the seatback in place.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
Power Driver’s Seat Adjustments
(if equipped)
The six-way
power
driver’s seat
control is
located on
the left side
of the seat.
The seat cushion can be raised,
lowered, and moved forward or rearward
by moving this control in the desired
direction.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
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Driver’s Seat Lumbar Support
(if equipped)
The driver’s seat
lumbar control is
located on the
front-right side of
the seat cushion.
When seated,
turn the control
knob clockwise or counterclockwise to
increase or decrease lumbar support.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
Heated Seats (if equipped)
The driver’s
and front
passenger’s
heated seat
controls are
located on the climate control panel.
The heated seat operation is canceled
each time the ignition is turned off.
The heated seat functions include:
High: Press the button once for the
high setting. Two indicator lights will
illuminate.
Low: Press the button twice for the low
setting. One indicator light will illuminate.
Off: Press the button a third time to turn
off the heated seats.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
Climate Controls
The climate controls include the following functions:
(Fan): Turn the fan knob (A) to
increase or decrease fan speed.
A
B
C
(Off): Turn the fan knob to the Off
position to turn off the system. Only the
heated seats and the rear defogger will
function when the system is off.
(Air Conditioning): Press this knob
to turn the air conditioning system on or
off.
(Recirculation): Press this button
to recirculate inside air throughout the
vehicle. This feature can be used to prevent outside air and odors from entering
your vehicle, or to help heat or cool the
air inside your vehicle more quickly.
Temperature: Turn the temperature
knob (B) to raise or lower the temperature setting.
Airflow: Turn the airflow control knob
(C) to change the direction of the airflow.
(Defog): Select this mode to direct
air to the windshield, side window outlets and floor outlets.
(Defrost): Select this mode to
direct most of the air to the windshield
and some air to the side window outlets.
When the defog or defrost mode is
selected, the recirculation mode is not
available because outside air is needed
to remove interior moisture from the
vehicle.
(Rear Window Defogger): Press
this button to activate the rear window
defogger. It will shut off automatically.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
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ENTERTAINMENT
Audio System Features
While most of the features on your radio
will look familiar, following are some that
may be new:
(Power/Volume): Press this knob to
turn the system on or off. Turn the knob
to adjust the volume.
(Information): Press this button to
toggle the radio display between station
frequency and time. If equipped, it will
also display additional text information
related to the current FM-RDS or XM
station, or MP3 song.
(Tune): Turn this knob to select radio
stations or, when a CD is playing, to
select a track or MP3 file.
Press the knob to display the tone
control (bass/treble) or speaker control
(balance/fade) setting.
(Balance/Fade): Press this button,
or the Tune knob, to adjust the speaker
control. Adjust the setting using the Tune
knob, SEEK, FWD or REV button.
BAND: Press this button to switch to
AM, FM, or XM (if equipped). When
playing a CD or portable audio player,
press this button to play the radio
instead.
(Seek/Scan): Press the right or left
arrow button to go to the next or previous radio station or, when a CD is play-
ing, to the next track or MP3 file, or to
the start of the current track or MP3 file.
To enter the scan mode, press and hold
either arrow button for a few seconds (a
beep will sound). Radio stations will be
scanned. Press either arrow button
again to stop scanning.
(Reverse): Press and hold this
button to reverse playback quickly within
a track or MP3 file.
(Forward): Press and hold this
button to advance playback quickly within a track or MP3 file.
CD/AUX: Press this button to play a CD
instead of the radio. Press again and the
system will automatically search for a
portable audio player connected to the
auxiliary input jack.
RDM (Random): Press this button to
play CD tracks in random order. Press
again to turn off random play.
RPT (Repeat): Press this button to hear
the current CD track again. Press again
to turn off repeat play.
EQ (Equalization): Press this button to
select preset equalization settings.
CAT (Category) (if equipped): Press
this button to find XM stations within a
desired category.
Auxiliary Input Jack: A portable audio
player (iPod®, Palm®, MP3 player or
other portable-type player) can be connected to the auxiliary input jack located
on the radio. When connected, press the
CD/AUX button to play audio from the
portable player over the vehicle speakers. To optimize speaker volume, fully
increase the volume on your portable
player.
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Setting Preset or Favorite Stations
Before setting your preset or favorite
stations, shift the vehicle into Park.
Note: Choosing to engage in extended
searching for specific audio stations or
songs by using buttons and knobs —
or to give extended attention to entertainment tasks — can lead you to look
away from the road frequently or longer
than usual. Looking away from the road
for prolonged periods may cause you to
miss seeing things on the road that you
need to see. Be sure to keep your eyes
on the road and mind on the drive —
and avoid engaging in extended searching for specific items while driving.
To preset up to 18 stations:
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2 or
AM.
3. Tune in the desired radio station.
4. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until a beep
sounds to store the station.
Setting Favorite Stations (if equipped)
Press the FAV (Favorite) button to go
through up to six pages of any combination (AM, FM or XM, if equipped) of
favorite radio stations. On each page, up
to six stations are available by using the
six pushbuttons below the radio display.
To set the number of favorite station
pages:
1. Press the MENU button to display the
radio setup menu.
2. Press the pushbutton below the FAV
1–6 label on the radio display.
3. Select the desired number of favorite
station pages.
4. Press the FAV button. You may now
begin storing your favorite stations for
the chosen number of pages.
To store favorite stations:
1. Tune in the desired radio station.
2. Press the FAV button to display the
page where the station is to be
stored.
3. Press and hold one of the six pushbuttons until a beep sounds to store
the station.
4. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton
on each page.
Setting the Time
To set the time (without date display):
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Press the
(Clock) button until the
hour numbers begin flashing on the
radio display. Press the button again
to adjust the minute numbers.
3. With either the hour or minute numbers flashing, use the
(Tune) knob
to select the time.
4. Press the Clock button again to set
the currently displayed time.
To set the time (with date display,
if equipped):
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Press the (Clock) button. Or, if
equipped, press the MENU button
until the clock option is displayed;
and then press the pushbutton located under the clock option label. The
HR, MIN, MM, DD, YYYY labels will
appear on the display.
3. Press the pushbutton under any of
the labels to be changed.
4. Press the pushbutton again or the
FWD button to increase the numbers.
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Press the REV button to decrease
the numbers. Rotating the
(Tune)
knob also will increase or decrease
the numbers of the selected label.
5. Press the Clock or MENU button
again to set the currently displayed
time and date.
MP3 Capability (if equipped)
If your AM/FM stereo with CD has MP3
playing capability, a CD-R or CD-RW
containing MP3 audio tracks will play
automatically when inserted into the CD
player. An MP3 label will be displayed.
Radio Data System (if equipped)
When you tune to a Radio Data System
(RDS) station, the station name and call
letters will appear on the display instead
of the frequency. RDS stations may also
provide the time of day, a program type
for current programming and the name
of the program being broadcast.
RDS features are available for use only
on FM stations that broadcast RDS
information. RDS relies on receiving
specific information from these stations
and will work only when the information
is available.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Multiple-Disc CD Player
(if equipped)
With the in-dash 6-disc CD player, you
cannot directly load a CD as in singleplay systems.
To load CDs:
• Press and release the LOAD
button to load one CD. Wait for the
display prompt to load the CD.
• Press and hold the LOAD
button
for two seconds to load multiple CDs.
Follow the display prompts to load
each CD.
To play a specific CD:
• Press the pushbutton below the arrow
label on the radio display to select the
desired CD number.
To eject a CD:
• Press the
EJECT button once to
eject the CD that is currently playing.
• Press and hold the
EJECT button for two seconds to eject all CDs.
If a CD is not removed after several
seconds, it will be pulled back into the
player automatically.
Note: CDs with any affixed labels may
jam in the CD player. Label a CD using
a permanent marker. If more than one
CD is inserted into the slot at one time,
or if scratched or damaged CDs are
played, the CD player could be damaged. When using the CD player, use
only CDs in good condition without
labels; load one CD at a time; and keep
the CD player and the loading slot free
of foreign materials, liquids or debris.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
DVD Radio (if equipped)
The DVD radio is located in the center
of your instrument panel. Refer to your
detailed DVD quick tips card for operating instructions.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
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XM ® Satellite Radio (if equipped)
XM Satellite Radio offers more than 170
channels of digital-quality sound that
goes wherever you go — coast to coast.
XM displays song title, artist and entertainment genre.
Activation fee and service subscription
are extra. Service is based in the
continental United States and Canada.
For more information, visit XM online
at www.XMradio.com or call
1-800-852-XMXM (9696).
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Touch Screen Navigation
Entertainment System
(if equipped)
Your vehicle’s Navigation Entertainment
System provides you with detailed
maps of all major highways and roads
throughout the United States. The
system provides turn-by-turn driving
instructions for each destination you
enter and can help you locate a variety
of points of interest, such as banks, airports, restaurants and more. In addition,
the system offers a variety of enhanced
audio features.
Refer to your Navigation Entertainment
System Owner Manual for operating
instructions.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
(if equipped)
In addition to the radio’s primary controls, your steering wheel may include
secondary radio controls as well —
making for quick accessibility while
helping you keep your eyes on the
road. The radio controls include:
+ – (Volume): Press the + or – button
to increase or decrease volume.
(Seek): When playing the radio,
press the up or down arrow to go to the
next or previous radio station and stay
there. When playing a CD, press the up
or down arrow to go to the next or previous track.
1–6 (Preset Pushbuttons): When playing the radio, press this button to go to a
preset radio station. When playing a CD
in the six-disc CD changer, press this
button to go to the next CD (if multiple
CDs are loaded).
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
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CONVENIENCE
Windshield Wipers and Washer
The windshield wipers are controlled by
the lever on the right side of the steering
column. The wipers include the following
functions:
(Mist): Pull the lever down and
release it for a single wiping cycle. For
additional cycles, hold the lever down
before releasing it.
(Off): Move the lever to this position
to turn off the wipers.
(Intermittent): Place the lever in
this position to set a delay between
wipes. You can choose the amount of
time between wipes by rotating the
Intermittent control band. The wipers
activate more often as the band is rotated upward.
(Low): Move the lever to this
position for slow, steady wiping cycles.
(High): Move the lever to this
position for rapid wiping cycles.
(Washer Fluid): Press the button
on the end of the lever to spray washer
fluid on the windshield.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Rear Wiper and Washer
A
B
The following rear wiper and washer
buttons are located next to the fog
lamps button (if equipped) above the
audio system:
(Rear Wiper): Press this button (A)
to activate the rear wiper. When the
wiper is on, it will run continuously at a
preset speed.
(Washer Fluid): Press this button
(B) to spray washer fluid on the rear
window. It will continue to spray fluid
until you release the button. The rear
wiper will run a few more cycles after
the washer button is released. If the rear
wiper function was on prior to pressing
the washer button, it will stay on until the
wiper button is pressed again.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
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Center Console Features
the rear of the console. There is also
one cupholder under the folding armrest
of the center console.
A
The center console between the front
seats features cupholders and a folding
armrest/storage bin. To access the
storage bin, pull up the lever on the front
of the console. Lift up the entire folding
armrest/storage bin for additional storage space for items such as CDs (A).
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
Cupholders
A pair of
cupholders
are located
in the front
portion of the
center console
and an additional pair of
cupholders
are located in
The rear seat center armrest has a pair
of cupholders. Fold down the armrest to
use the cupholders.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
Cruise Control
The following
cruise control
buttons are
located on
the steering
wheel:
(On/Off):
Press this
button to turn
the cruise
control system on or off.
– SET (Set): Press this button to set a
speed, or to decrease the set speed if
the system is engaged. When the cruise
control is engaged, the cruise control
symbol will illuminate in the instrument
cluster.
+ RES (Resume): Press this button to
resume a set speed, or to increase the
set speed if the system is engaged.
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If cruise control has been deactivated for
more than 60 seconds, the set speed
will be erased.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Dome Lamps
Ashtray and Lighter Kit
(if equipped)
You can order the ashtray and cigarette
lighter through the factory. An ashtray
and lighter accessory kit is also available from your dealership.
Sunroof (if equipped)
The dome lamps control, located on the
front passenger dome lamp housing,
controls both the front and rear lamps.
The following settings are available:
(Off): Place the switch in this
position to turn off the dome lamps.
(Door): Place the switch in this position to have the dome lamps illuminate
automatically when a door is opened.
(On): Place the switch in this
position to turn on the dome lamps.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Clothes Hook
Pull down the
hook located on
the ceiling of the
cargo area to
transport clothing
on hangers.
The sunroof controls are located on the
headliner above your rearview mirror.
The ignition key must be in the Run or
Accessory position to operate this
feature. The sunroof positions include:
Vent: With the sunroof closed, pull down
on the front of the switch. The sunroof
will open to the vent position. Push up on
the front of the switch to close it.
Open: With the sunroof closed, pull the
switch rearward past the detent and
release it. The sunroof will express-open
automatically. Press the switch rearward
again to stop the sunroof.
Close: Press and hold the switch forward. The sunroof will close only when
the switch is being pressed.
Note: In the closed position, the sunroof
may not appear parallel with the vehicle
headliner.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
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Fold-Down Front Passenger
Seatback
The front passenger seatback can be
folded flat, allowing you to carry extralong cargo, such as skis, lumber, or an
eight-foot ladder.
The back of the seat has a durable plastic surface that can be used as a desk
or table when the vehicle is stationary.
MultiFlex™ Split-Folding and
Sliding Rear Seat
Your vehicle’s rear seatbacks can fold
forward to provide additional cargo
space. The seatbacks also include two
recline positions for greater passenger
comfort. In addition, the seat can travel
nearly eight inches — two inches forward and six inches backward.
Note: Before folding or reclining the
seatback(s), ensure that all three rear
safety belts are unbuckled and that the
front seatbacks are not reclined.
To fold the seatback(s) down:
To fold the seatback forward:
1. Lift the release bar located under the
front of the seat cushion.
2. Slide the seat completely rearward,
and then release the bar.
3. Push and pull on the seat to ensure it
is locked in place.
4. Lift and hold the recliner lever located
on the right side of the seat cushion
fully upward; and then fold the seatback forward until it locks in the folded position.
5. Pull up on the seat to ensure it is
locked in place.
To return the seatback to an upright
position:
1. Lift and hold the recliner lever fully
upward; and then raise the seatback
to an upright position.
2. Push and pull on the seatback to
ensure it is locked in place.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
1. Lift the lever located on top of the
seatback.
2. Tilt the seatback forward and down.
To recline the seatback(s):
1. Lift and hold the lever located on top
of the seatback.
2. Tilt the seatback rearward; then
release the lever when the seatback
is in the desired position.
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To slide the seat forward or rearward:
1. Lift the release bar located under the
front of the seat cushion to unlock the
seat.
2. Slide the seat to the desired position;
then release the bar.
3. Try to move the seat forward and
backward to ensure it is locked
in place.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
Multifunction Cargo Panel/
Security Cover (if equipped)
This feature serves as an adjustable
cargo panel or as a security cover when
placed in the upper level position.
The cargo panel is carpeted on one side
and has a recessed plastic surface on
the other — a convenient feature when
carrying wet or dirty cargo. The panel
includes four hooks for securing grocery
bags and has a swing-down leg that
allows the panel to be used as a table.
Four Cargo Panel Positions
The cargo panel can be placed in one of
four positions: Upper, Center, Lower and
a Table position.
To place the table in the upper, center
or lower position:
1. Insert the panel’s rubber knobs into
either the upper, center or lower
guides and slide the panel forward.
2. Press down on the back of the panel
to lock it in place.
To set up the table:
1. Insert the panel’s rubber knobs into
the rear of the upper guides.
2. Tilt the panel upward.
3. Release the table leg from the panel;
then rotate the leg outward.
4. While lowering the panel, guide the
leg onto the striker plate located on
the lower trim molding of the vehicle.
5. Be sure that the leg is secure.
Note: The table can only be used in the
upper level position. The table can hold
a maximum of 100 pounds. Placing hot
items on the table surface could damage it. Be sure items placed on the
table are of moderate temperature.
Always have the panel in the stored
position when you are driving; otherwise, vehicle damage may occur.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
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Roof Rack Cross-Rails
(if equipped)
The cross-rails can be moved along the
roof rack to hold a variety of cargo.
A
All-Wheel Drive System
(if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with an
on-demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
system. The system has no buttons or
controls, as it is completely automatic.
There may be a slight engagement
sound or feel when the system engages,
but this is normal.
See Section 4 of your Owner Manual.
To adjust the cross-rails:
1. Pull up the cross-rail latches (A).
2. Adjust the position of the cross-rail to
the desired location on each side of
the roof rack.
3. Push down the latches to secure the
cross-rail.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
PERFORMANCE & MAINTENANCE
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light)
If the
(Malfunction Indicator Lamp/
Check Engine Light) illuminates in the instrument cluster and remains on steadily
when the engine is running, check that
the fuel cap is securely tightened.
If you have recently refueled your vehicle and the cap is not secure, turn it
clockwise until a clicking sound is heard,
indicating that it is properly installed.
The Check Engine Light will turn off after
a few driving trips with the fuel cap properly installed.
See Sections 3 and 5 of your Owner Manual.
StabiliTrak ® – Stability Control
System
StabiliTrak is an advanced computercontrolled vehicle stability and traction
enhancement system that assists with
directional control of the vehicle in
difficult driving conditions. It turns on
automatically every time you start your
vehicle.
To limit wheelspin and help maintain
directional control, you should always
leave the system on. However, if your
vehicle becomes stuck and rocking the
vehicle is required, the system should
be turned off.
To turn off the traction control part of the
system, press the
(Traction Control)
button located next to the shift lever.
To turn off the traction control and
stability enhancement systems, press
and hold the button for five seconds.
When the system is turned off, the
traction control off light will illuminate.
See Section 4 of your Owner Manual.
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Tire Pressure Monitor
The Tire Pressure Monitor alerts you
when a significant reduction in pressure
occurs in one or more of your vehicle’s
tires by illuminating the (Low Tire
Pressure) warning light on the instrument panel cluster. The low tire pressure
warning light will remain on until you
correct the tire pressure. A CHECK TIRE
PRESSURE message may also appear
on the Driver Information Center (DIC)
(if equipped).
Correcting the Tire Pressure
When the low tire pressure warning light
illuminates, you must fill the tire to the
proper tire inflation pressure (just as you
must refuel the vehicle when the low
fuel warning light illuminates). The Tire
and Loading Information label shows the
correct inflation pressure for the tires
when they’re cold. “Cold” means your
vehicle has been sitting for at least three
hours or driven no more than one mile.
You can temporarily clear the DIC
message by acknowledging it with
your DIC controls. However, at the next
vehicle start-up, the DIC message will
reappear if the tire pressure has not
been corrected.
During cooler conditions, the low tire
pressure warning light may appear when
the vehicle is first started and then turn
off as you start to drive the vehicle. This
could be an early indicator that your tire
pressures are getting low and need to
be inflated to the proper pressure.
Note: The Tire Pressure Monitor can
alert you about low tire pressure, but it
doesn’t replace normal monthly tire
maintenance.
See Section 5 of your Owner Manual.
Automatic Transmission with
Manual Shift Mode (if equipped)
The Manual Shift Mode of the 6-speed
automatic transmission allows you to
change gears similar to a manual transmission. This can be used for sporty
driving or for more power or engine
braking when driving on hilly roads.
To use the Manual Shift Mode, move
the shift lever to the manual shift (M)
position. Push the shift lever forward to
upshift to a higher gear or rearward to
downshift to a lower gear. The current
gear selection is displayed on the instrument panel cluster.
As vehicle speed increases, you must
shift the transmission to the next higher
gear. If current vehicle speed is too high
or too low for the requested gear, the
shift will not occur.
When coming to a stop, the transmission will automatically shift to First gear.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
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OWNER INFORMATION
Roadside Assistance
1-800-ROADSIDE
(1-800-762-3743)
TTY Users: 1-888-889-2438
As the proud owner of a new Pontiac
vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in
the Pontiac Roadside Assistance program.
This value-added service is intended to
provide you with peace of mind as you
drive in the city or travel the open road.
Pontiac’s Roadside Assistance toll-free
number is staffed by a team of technically
trained advisors who are available 24
hours a day, 365 days a year. The advisors can provide minor repair information
or make arrangements to tow your vehicle
to the nearest Pontiac dealer.
Pontiac will provide the following services
for 5 years/100,000 miles, at no expense
to you:
• Fuel delivery
• Lockout service (identification required)
• Tow to nearest dealership for warranty
service
• Flat tire assistance
• Jump start
In many instances, mechanical failures are
covered under Pontiac’s comprehensive
warranty. However, when other services
are utilized, an advisor will explain any
payment obligations you might incur.
For prompt and efficient assistance
when calling, please provide the following
information:
• Location of the vehicle
• Telephone number and your location
• Vehicle model, year and color
• Vehicle mileage
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle license plate number
Pontiac reserves the right to limit services
or reimbursement to an owner or driver
when, in Pontiac’s judgment, the claims
become excessive in frequency or type
of occurrence.
Roadside Assistance and OnStar
(if equipped)
If you have a current OnStar subscription,
press the OnStar button and the vehicle
will send your current GPS location to an
OnStar Advisor who will speak to you,
assess your problem, contact Roadside
Assistance and relay your exact location
so you will get the help you need.
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is a complimentary service for Pontiac
owners, a one-stop resource to enhance
your Pontiac ownership experience.
Exclusive member benefits include online
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tips, online owner manual, special privileges and more. Sign up today at
www.mygmlink.com.
Certain restrictions, precautions and safety procedures apply to your vehicle. Please read your Owner
Manual for complete instructions. All information contained herein is based on information available at the
time of printing and is subject to change without notice. Copyright 2007 by GM Corp. All rights reserved.
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