2000 Buick Park Avenue Owner's Manual

2000 Buick Park Avenue owners manual
Year:
2000
Make:
Buick
Model:
Park Avenue
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.73 MB

Table of Contents

- 2000 Buick Park Avenue
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 1999
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Table of Contents:
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1. Seats and Restraints Systems
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2. Features and Controls
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3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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4. Your Driving and the Road
5
5. Problems on the Road
5
6. Service and Appearance Care
6
7. Maintenance Schedule
6
8. Customer Assistance Information
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
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How to Use this Manual
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Safety Warnings and Symbols
9
Vehicle Damage Warnings
10
Vehicle Symbols
11
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
13
Seats and Seat Controls
14
Power Seats
14
4-Way Power Lumbar Control (Option)
15
Memory Seat and Mirrors (If Equipped)
15
Heated Seats (Option)
17
Reclining Front Seatbacks
18
Head Restraints
19
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
19
Why Safety Belts Work
21
Here Are Questions Many People Ask -- About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
25
Adults
25
Driver Position
25
Lap-Shoulder Belt
25
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Right Front Passenger Position
32
Air Bag Systems
32
How the Air Bag Systems Work
35
Where are the air bags?
35
When should an air bag inflate?
37
What makes an air bag inflate?
38
How does an air bag restrain?
38
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
38
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
40
Center Passenger Position
40
Lap Belt
40
Rear Seat Passengers
42
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
42
Lap-Shoulder Belt
42
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
45
Children
47
Smaller Children and Babies
47
Child Restraints
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Where to Put the Restraint
54
Top Strap
55
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
56
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
58
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
60
Larger Children
62
Safety Belt Extender
65
Checking Your Restraint Systems
65
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Section 2 Features and Controls
66
Keys
67
Door Locks
69
Central Door Unlocking System
69
Power Door Locks
70
Door Ajar Reminder (If Equipped)
70
Automatic Door Locks
70
Customizing Your Automatic Door Locks Feature
70
Delayed Locking
71
Rear Door Security Locks
72
Using One of These Locks
72
Opening a Rear Door When the Security Lock is On
73
Canceling the Rear Door Security Lock
73
Lockout Protection
73
Leaving Your Vehicle
73
Remote Keyless Entry System
73
Operation
74
Instant Alarm
75
Personal Choice Features (If Equipped)
75
Security Feedback
75
Theft- Deterrent System
76
Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
76
Battery Replacement
76
Resynchronization
78
Trunk
78
Trunk Lock Release
79
Remote Trunk Release
79
Remote Trunk Release Lockout
79
Trunk Security Override
79
Theft
80
Key in the Ignition
80
Parking at Night
80
Parking Lots
80
Content Theft-Deterrent System
81
Testing the Alarm
82
PASS-Key III
82
New Vehicle Break-In
84
Ignition Positions
85
Key Reminder Warning
86
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
86
Starting Your Engine
86
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
87
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
88
Automatic Transaxle Operation
88
Parking Brake
92
Shifting Into PARK (P)
93
Steering Column Shift Lever
93
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
94
Torque Lock
95
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
95
Parking Over Things That Burn
96
Engine Exhaust
96
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
97
Express- Down Window
98
Window Lock
98
Horn
99
Tilt Wheel
99
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
100
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
100
Turn Signal On Chime
101
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
101
Flash-to-Pass Feature
102
Windshield Wipers
102
Moisture-Sensing Delay Windshield Wipers (If Equipped)
103
Windshield Washer
104
Cruise Control
104
Setting Cruise Control
105
Resuming a Set Speed
106
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
106
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
106
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
107
Using Cruise Control on Hills
107
Ending Cruise Control
107
Erasing Speed Memory
107
Exterior Lamps
107
Headlamps
107
Lamps On Reminder
108
Daytime Running Lamps
108
Light Sensor
109
Interior Lamps
110
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
110
Courtesy Lamps
110
Illuminated Entry System
110
Delayed Entry Lighting
110
Theater Dimming
110
Delayed Exit Lighting
110
Parade Dimming
111
Perimeter Lighting
111
Front Reading Lamps
112
Rear Reading Lamps
112
Trunk Lamp
112
Glove Box Lamp
112
Battery Rundown Protection
113
Mirrors
113
Mirror Operation
114
Time Delay
114
Mirror Operation Compass Operation
115
Compass Variance
115
Compass Calibration
116
Power Remote Control Mirror
117
Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
117
Convex Outside Mirror
118
Automatic Dimming/Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
118
Storage Compartments
118
Glove Box
118
Garage Door Opener Compartment
119
Front Storage Armrest
122
Front Center Console (Option)
122
Rear Storage Armrest
123
Rear Seat Pass Through
123
Convenience Net
123
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
124
Front Ashtray
124
Rear Ashtray
124
Cigarette Lighter
124
Sun Visors
125
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
125
Auxiliary Power Outlets
125
OnStar System (If Equipped)
126
Assist Straps
126
Garment Hooks
126
Sunroof (Option)
126
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
127
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
128
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
129
Rolling Code Programming
129
Erasing Channels
130
Accessories
130
The Instrument Panel - Your Information System
131
Instrument Panel Clusters
133
Speedometer and Odometer
135
Trip Odometer
135
Tachometer
135
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
136
Safety Belt Reminder Light
136
Air Bag Readiness Light
137
Battery Warning Light
138
Brake System Warning Light
138
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
139
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
140
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
141
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
141
If the Light Is Flashing
142
If the Light Is On Steady
143
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
144
Oil Pressure Light
144
Service Vehicle Soon Light
145
Cruise Light
145
Fuel Gage
146
Head-Up Display (HUD) (If Equipped)
147
Care of the HUD
149
If You Can t See The HUD Image When the Ignition is On
149
Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
149
DIC Controls and Displays
150
ODO/TRIP
150
FUEL INFO
151
GAGE INFO
151
DIC Warnings and Messages
152
DIC Personal Choice Programming
154
Parallel Park Assist
156
Automatic Door Locks
156
Delayed Locking
157
Security Feedback
157
Perimeter Lighting
158
Memory Seat Recall
159
Window Lockout
159
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
160
Comfort Controls
161
Personal Choice Comfort Controls (If Equipped)
161
Dual Automatic ComforTemp Climate Control
161
Temperature Button
162
Fan Button
162
Mode Controls
162
Automatic Operation
163
Manual Operation
163
Air Conditioning
165
Heating
165
Defogging and Defrosting
165
Rear Window Defogger
165
Passenger Climate Control
166
Ventilation System
167
Ventilation Tips
167
Steering Wheel Controls for Climate Control (If Equipped)
168
Audio Systems
168
Setting the Clock
168
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
168
Playing the Radio
169
Finding a Station
169
Setting the Tone
170
Adjusting the Speakers
170
Playing a Cassette Tape
170
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
172
Playing the Radio
172
Finding a Station
172
Setting the Tone
173
Adjusting the Speakers
174
Playing a Cassette Tape
174
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
176
Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
176
Setting the Tone
177
Adjusting the Speakers
178
Playing a Compact Disc
178
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
180
Playing the Radio
180
Finding a Station
180
Setting the Tone
181
Adjusting the Speakers
182
Playing a Cassette Tape
182
Playing a Compact Disc
184
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
186
Compact Disc Changer Errors
187
Playing a Compact Disc
188
Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped)
189
Theft-Deterrent Feature
190
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
190
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
191
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
191
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
192
Understanding Radio Reception
193
AM
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FM Stereo
193
Tips About Your Audio System
193
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
194
Care of Your Compact Discs
195
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
195
Heated Backlite Antenna
195
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
196
Defensive Driving
197
Drunken Driving
198
Control of a Vehicle
201
Braking
201
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
202
Using Anti- Lock
204
Braking in Emergencies
204
Traction Control System (If Equipped)
204
Steering
206
Power Steering
206
Magnasteer (If Equipped)
206
Steering Tips
206
Driving on Curves
206
Steering in Emergencies
207
Off-Road Recovery
208
Passing
209
Loss of Control
210
Skidding
210
Driving at Night
212
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
213
Hydroplaning
215
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
215
Driving Through Flowing Water
216
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
216
City Driving
216
Freeway Driving
217
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
219
Highway Hypnosis
220
Hill and Mountain Roads
220
Winter Driving
222
Driving on Snow or Ice
223
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
224
Recreational Vehicle Towing
226
Loading Your Vehicle
226
Automatic Level Control
228
Towing a Trailer
228
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
229
Weight of the Trailer
230
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
230
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
231
Hitches
231
Safety Chains
232
Trailer Brakes
232
Driving with a Trailer
232
Following Distance
233
Passing
233
Backing Up
233
Making Turns
233
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
233
Driving On Grades
234
Parking on Hills
234
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
235
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
235
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
235
Section 5 Problems on the Road
236
Hazard Warning Flashers
237
Other Warning Devices
237
Jump Starting
238
Towing Your Vehicle
242
Engine Overheating
243
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
243
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
244
Cooling System
245
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
247
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
249
If a Tire Goes Flat
251
Changing a Flat Tire
252
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
253
Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps
254
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
255
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
259
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
260
Compact Spare Tire
261
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
262
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
262
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
263
Service
264
Doing Your Own Service Work
264
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
265
Fuel
265
Fuels in Foreign Countries
267
Filling Your Tank
268
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
270
Checking Things Under the Hood
271
Hood Release
271
3800 Series II Engine (L36)
273
Supercharged Engine (If Equipped)
274
Engine Oil
274
Checking Engine Oil
275
When to Add Engine Oil
276
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
276
Engine Oil Additives
278
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles Without the GM Oil Life System)
278
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles With the GM Oil Life System Option)
278
How to Reset the Oil Life System (If Equipped)
279
What to Do with Used Oil
279
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
279
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
282
Supercharger Oil
283
When to Check
283
What Kind of Oil to Use
283
How to Check and Add Oil
283
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
284
Checking the Fluid Level
285
How to Add Fluid
286
Engine Coolant
287
Adding Coolant
289
Radiator Pressure Cap
290
Power Steering Fluid
290
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
290
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
291
What to Use
291
Windshield Washer Fluid
291
What to Use
291
Adding Washer Fluid
291
What to Add
293
Brake Wear
294
Brake Pedal Travel
295
Brake Adjustment
295
Replacing Brake System Parts
295
Battery
296
Vehicle Storage
296
Bulb Replacement
296
Headlamp Aiming
299
Front Turn Signal
301
Rear Turn Signal/Stoplamp
302
Rear Turn Signals/Stoplamps/ Back- Up Lamps
304
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
307
Tires
308
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
309
When to Check
310
How to Check
310
Check Tire Pressure System (If Equipped)
310
Tire Inspection and Rotation
312
When It s Time for New Tires
313
Buying New Tires
313
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
314
Treadwear
315
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
315
Temperature -- A, B, C
315
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
316
Wheel Replacement
316
Used Replacement Wheels
317
Tire Chains
317
Appearance Care
318
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
318
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
318
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
319
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
319
Cleaning Vinyl
320
Cleaning Leather
320
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
320
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
320
Cleaning Speaker Covers
320
Care of Safety Belts
321
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
321
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
321
Weatherstrips
322
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
322
Washing Your Vehicle
322
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
322
Finish Care
323
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
324
Cleaning Tires
324
Sheet Metal Damage
324
Finish Damage
325
Underbody Maintenance
325
Chemical Paint Spotting
325
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
326
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
327
Engine Identification
327
Service Parts Identification Label
327
Electrical System
328
Add-On Electrical Equipment
328
Maxifuse /Relay Center
328
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
329
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
329
Underhood Fuse Block
331
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
333
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
335
Replacement Bulbs
336
Capacities and Specifications
337
Engine Specifications
338
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
339
Vehicle Dimensions
339
Engine Accessory Belt (L36)
339
Supercharged Engine Accessory Belt (L67)
340
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
341
Introduction
342
Your Vehicle and the Environment
342
Maintenance Requirements
342
How This Section is Organized
343
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
344
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
344
Selecting the Right Schedule
344
Short Trip/City Definition
345
Short Trip/City Intervals
345
Long Trip/Highway Definition
346
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
347
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
348
Footnotes
348
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
361
Footnotes
361
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
369
At Each Fuel Fill
369
Engine Oil Level Check
369
Engine Coolant Level Check
369
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
369
At Least Once a Month
369
Tire Inflation Check
369
Cassette Deck Service
369
At Least Twice a Year
370
Restraint System Check
370
Wiper Blade Check
370
Weatherstrip Lubrication
370
Automatic Transaxle Check
370
At Least Once a Year
370
Key Lock Cylinders Service
370
Body Lubrication Service
370
Starter Switch
371
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
371
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
372
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
372
Underbody Flushing Service
372
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
373
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
373
Exhaust System Inspection
373
Engine Cooling System Inspection
373
Throttle System Inspection
374
Brake System Inspection
374
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
375
Part E: Maintenance Record
377
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
381
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
382
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
384
Customer Assistance Offices
384
United States
384
Canada
385
All Overseas Locations
385
Caribbean Numbers
385
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
385
Roadside Assistance
386
Canadian Roadside Assistance
386
Courtesy Transportation
387
Plan Ahead When Possible
387
Transportation Options
387
Shuttle Service
387
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
387
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
388
Additional Program Information
388
Warranty Information
388
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
389
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
389
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
390
Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
390

FAQ about the 2000 Buick Park Avenue Manual

What contains the 2000 Park Avenue manual?

The Buick Park Avenue owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Park Avenue. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Park Avenue 2000 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Park Avenue
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Park Avenue owners can do

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