2001 Buick Park Avenue Owner's Manual

2001 Buick Park Avenue owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Buick
Model:
Park Avenue
Rating:
(4)

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Size:
2.71 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Buick Park Ave. Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2000
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Table of Contents:
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1. Seats and Restraint System
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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
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5. Problems on the Road
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6. Service and Appearance Care
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7. Maintenance Schedule
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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
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
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Vehicle Symbols
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Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Power Seats
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4-Way Power Lumbar Control (Option)
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Memory Seat and Mirrors (If Equipped)
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Heated Seats (Option)
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
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Why Safety Belts Work
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Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
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Adults
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Driver Position
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
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Air Bag Systems
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How the Air Bag Systems Work
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Where are the air bags?
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When should an air bag inflate?
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What makes an air bag inflate?
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How does an air bag restrain?
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What will you see after an air bag inflates?
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
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Center Passenger Position
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Lap Belt
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Rear Seat Passengers
43
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
43
Lap-Shoulder Belt
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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
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Children
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Infants and Young Children
48
Restraint Systems for Children
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Where to Put the Restraint
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Top Strap
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Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
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Older Children
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Safety Belt Extender
67
Checking Your Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Power Windows
71
Express- Down Window
71
Window Lock
71
Keys
72
Door Locks
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Central Door Unlocking System
75
Power Door Locks
75
Door Ajar Reminder (If Equipped)
75
Automatic Door Locks
75
Customizing Your Automatic Door Locks Feature
75
Delayed Locking
76
Rear Door Security Locks
77
Using One of These Locks
77
Opening a Rear Door When the Security Lock is On
78
Canceling the Rear Door Security Lock
78
Lockout Protection
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Remote Keyless Entry System
78
Operation
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Instant Alarm
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Personal Choice Features
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Security Feedback
80
Theft- Deterrent System
81
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
81
Battery Replacement
82
Resynchronization
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Trunk
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Trunk Lock Release
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Remote Trunk Release
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Remote Trunk Release Lockout
84
Trunk Security Override
84
Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
85
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
85
Theft
85
Key in the Ignition
85
Parking at Night
86
Parking Lots
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Content Theft-Deterrent System
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Testing the Alarm
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PASS-Key III
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New Vehicle Break-In
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Ignition Positions
90
Key Reminder Warning
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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
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Starting Your Engine
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Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
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To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transaxle Operation
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Parking Brake
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Shifting Into PARK (P)
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Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
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Torque Lock
100
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
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Parking Over Things That Burn
101
Engine Exhaust
102
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
102
Horn
103
Tilt Wheel
103
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
104
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
104
Turn Signal On Chime
105
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
105
Flash-to-Pass Feature
105
Windshield Wipers
106
Rainsense II Wipers (If Equipped)
106
Windshield Washer
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Cruise Control
108
Setting Cruise Control
108
Resuming a Set Speed
109
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
109
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
110
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
110
Using Cruise Control on Hills
110
Ending Cruise Control
110
Erasing Speed Memory
110
Exterior Lamps
111
Headlamps
111
Lamps On Reminder
111
Daytime Running Lamps
112
Cornering Lamps
112
Twilight Sentinel
113
Light Sensor
113
Interior Lamps
113
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
113
Courtesy Lamps
113
Illuminated Entry System
113
Delayed Entry Lighting
114
Theater Dimming
114
Delayed Exit Lighting
114
Parade Dimming
114
Perimeter Lighting
114
Front Reading Lamps
116
Rear Reading Lamps
116
Trunk Lamp
117
Glove Box Lamp
117
Battery Rundown Protection
117
Mirrors
117
Inside Manual Day/Night Rearview Mirror
117
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
118
Mirror Operation
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Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass (If Equipped)
118
Mirror Operation
119
Compass Operation
119
Compass Calibration
119
Compass Variance
120
Power Remote Control Mirror
121
Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
121
Convex Outside Mirror
122
Automatic Dimming/Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
122
Storage Compartments
123
Glove Box
123
Garage Door Opener Compartment
123
Front Storage Armrest
126
Front Center Console (If Equipped)
126
Rear Armrest
127
Rear Storage Armrest (If Equipped)
127
Rear Seat Pass Through
127
Convenience Net
127
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
128
Front Ashtray
128
Rear Ashtray
128
Cigarette Lighter
128
Sun Visors
129
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
129
Auxiliary Power Outlets
129
OnStar System (If Equipped)
130
Safety and Security Services
131
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
132
OnStar System Limitations
132
Assist Straps
132
Garment Hooks
133
Sunroof (Option)
133
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
134
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
135
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
136
Rolling Code Programming
137
Erasing Channels
137
Accessories
137
The Instrument Panel Your Information System
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Trip Odometer
142
Tachometer
142
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
143
Safety Belt Reminder Light
143
Air Bag Readiness Light
144
Battery Warning Light
145
Brake System Warning Light
145
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
146
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
147
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
148
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
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If the Light Is Flashing
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If the Light Is On Steady
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Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
151
Oil Pressure Light
151
Service Vehicle Soon Light
152
Security Light
153
Cruise Light
153
Fuel Gage
153
Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
154
DIC Controls and Displays
154
ODO/TRIP
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FUEL INFO
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GAGE INFO
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DIC Warnings and Messages
157
DIC Personal Choice Programming
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Parallel Park Assist
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Automatic Door Locks
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Delayed Locking
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Security Feedback
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Perimeter Lighting
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Memory Seat Recall
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Window Lockout
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Head-Up Display (HUD) (If Equipped)
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Care of the HUD
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If You Can t See The HUD Image When the Ignition is On
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Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) (Option)
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How the System Works
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Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Personal Choice Comfort Controls (If Equipped)
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Dual Automatic ComforTemp Climate Control
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Temperature Button
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Fan Button
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Mode Controls
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Automatic Operation
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Manual Operation
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Air Conditioning
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Heating
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Defogging and Defrosting
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Rear Window Defogger
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Passenger Climate Control
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Ventilation System
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Ventilation Tips
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Steering Wheel Controls for Climate Control
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Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
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Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
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Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
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Compact Disc Changer Errors
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped)
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Theft-Deterrent Feature
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Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
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Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
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Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
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Audio Steering Wheel Controls
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Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
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Cellular Phone Usage
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Tips About Your Audio System
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Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
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Care of Your Compact Discs
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Care of Your Compact Disc Player
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Heated Backlite Antenna
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Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
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Defensive Driving
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Drunken Driving
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Control of a Vehicle
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Braking
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
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Using Anti- Lock
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Braking in Emergencies
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Traction Control System (If Equipped)
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Steering
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Power Steering
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Magnetic-Speed Variable Assist Steering (If Equipped)
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Steering Tips
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Driving on Curves
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Steering in Emergencies
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Off-Road Recovery
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Passing
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Loss of Control
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Skidding
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Driving at Night
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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
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Hydroplaning
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Driving Through Deep Standing Water
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Driving Through Flowing Water
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Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
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City Driving
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Freeway Driving
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Before Leaving on a Long Trip
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Highway Hypnosis
220
Hill and Mountain Roads
220
Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
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If You re Caught in a Blizzard
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Recreational Vehicle Towing
226
Loading Your Vehicle
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Automatic Level Control
228
Towing a Trailer
228
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer Tongue
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Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
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Hitches
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Safety Chains
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Trailer Brakes
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Driving with a Trailer
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Following Distance
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Passing
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Backing Up
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Making Turns
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Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
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Driving On Grades
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Parking on Hills
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When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
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Maintenance When Trailer Towing
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Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
236
Section 5 Problems on the Road
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Hazard Warning Flashers
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Other Warning Devices
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Jump Starting
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Towing Your Vehicle
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Engine Overheating
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If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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Cooling System
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How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
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How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
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If a Tire Goes Flat
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Changing a Flat Tire
253
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
254
Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps
255
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
256
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
260
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
261
Compact Spare Tire
262
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
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Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
263
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
265
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
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Fuel
266
Fuels in Foreign Countries
268
Filling Your Tank
268
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
271
Checking Things Under the Hood
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Hood Release
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Engine Compartment Overview
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Engine Oil
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Checking Engine Oil
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When to Add Engine Oil
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What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
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Engine Oil Additives
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When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles Without the GM Oil Life System
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When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles With the GM Oil Life System Option)
279
How to Reset the Oil Life System (If Equipped)
279
What to Do with Used Oil
279
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
280
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
282
Supercharger Oil
283
When to Check
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What Kind of Oil to Use
283
How to Check and Add Oil
283
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
284
When to Check and Change
284
How to Check
284
Checking the Fluid Level
285
How to Add Fluid
286
Engine Coolant
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What to Use
288
Checking Coolant
289
Adding Coolant
289
Radiator Pressure Cap
290
Power Steering Fluid
290
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
290
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
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What to Use
291
Windshield Washer Fluid
291
What to Use
291
Adding Washer Fluid
291
Brakes
293
Brake Fluid
293
What to Add
294
Brake Wear
295
Brake Pedal Travel
295
Brake Adjustment
295
Replacing Brake System Parts
296
Battery
296
Vehicle Storage
296
Bulb Replacement
297
Halogen Bulbs
297
Headlamps
297
Headlamp Aiming
300
Front Turn Signal
302
Rear Quarterpanel Turn Signal Lamps and Stoplamps
303
Trunk-Mounted Rear Turn Signals, Stoplamps and Back- Up Lamps
305
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
308
Tires
309
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
310
When to Check
311
How to Check
311
Check Tire Pressure System (If Equipped)
311
Tire Inspection and Rotation
313
When It s Time for New Tires
314
Buying New Tires
315
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
316
Treadwear
316
Traction AA, A, B, C
316
Temperature A, B, C
317
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
317
Wheel Replacement
317
Used Replacement Wheels
318
Tire Chains
319
Appearance Care
319
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
320
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
320
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
320
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
321
Cleaning Vinyl
321
Cleaning Leather
321
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
322
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
322
Cleaning Speaker Covers
322
Care of Safety Belts
322
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
322
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
323
Weatherstrips
323
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
323
Washing Your Vehicle
323
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
324
Finish Care
324
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
324
Cleaning Tires
325
Sheet Metal Damage
325
Finish Damage
325
Underbody Maintenance
326
Chemical Paint Spotting
326
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
327
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
328
Engine Identification
328
Service Parts Identification Label
328
Electrical System
329
Add-On Electrical Equipment
329
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
329
Instrument Panel Fuse Block and Bussed Electrical Center (BEC) Instrument Panel Fuse Block
330
Instrument Panel Bussed Electrical Center (BEC) Underhood Fuse Block
332
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
335
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
337
Replacement Bulbs
338
Capacities and Specifications
339
Capacities
339
Wheel Nut Torque
339
Engine Specifications
339
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
340
Vehicle Dimensions
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 Short Trip/City Intervals
345
Short Trip/City Intervals
346
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 Check
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
374
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
383
Customer Assistance Offices
384
United States
384
Canada
384
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
384
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
385
Roadside Assistance
385
Canadian Roadside Assistance
387
Courtesy Transportation
387
Plan Ahead When Possible
387
Transportation Options
387
Shuttle Service
388
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
388
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
388
Additional Program Information
388
Warranty Information
389
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
389
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
390
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
390

FAQ about the 2001 Buick Park Avenue Manual

What contains the 2001 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 2001 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Park Avenue owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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