2001 Buick Regal Owner's Manual

2001 Buick Regal owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Buick
Model:
Regal
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
2.66 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Buick Regal 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 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
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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
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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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2-Way Manual Front Seats
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6-Way Power Seats (If Equipped)
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Heated Seats (If Equipped)
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Split Folding Rear Seat
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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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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Right Front Passenger Position
33
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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Rear Seat Passengers
42
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
42
Lap-Shoulder Belt
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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
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Center Passenger Position
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Lap Belt
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Children
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Infants and Young Children
49
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
69
Checking Your Restraint Systems
69
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
69
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Power Windows
72
Express- Down Window
72
Keys
73
Door Locks
75
Programmable Modes
76
Rear-Door Child Security Locks
78
Lockout Protection Feature
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Instant Alarm
80
Security Feedback
80
Delayed Locking
82
Illumination on Remote Activation
84
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
84
Battery Replacement
85
Trunk
86
Trunk Lock
86
Remote Trunk Release
86
Trunk Assist Handle (If Equipped)
87
Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
88
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
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Theft
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Key in the Ignition
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Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
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PASS-Key II
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New Vehicle Break-In
91
Ignition Positions
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Starting Your Engine
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Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
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To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transaxle Operation
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Parking Brake
99
Shifting Into PARK (P)
100
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
101
Torque Lock
102
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
102
Shift Lock Release
103
Parking Over Things That Burn
104
Engine Exhaust
104
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
105
Horn
105
Tilt Wheel
106
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
106
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
107
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
107
Flash-to-Pass Feature
108
Windshield Wipers
108
Windshield Washer
109
Cruise Control
109
Setting Cruise Control
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Resuming a Set Speed
110
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
110
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
111
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
111
Using Cruise Control on Hills
111
Ending Cruise Control
111
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
111
Exterior Lamps
112
Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control
112
Delayed Headlamp Illumination
113
Fog Lamps
114
Cornering Lamps
115
Interior Lamps
115
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
115
Courtesy Lamps
115
Illuminated Entry
115
Delayed Entry Lighting
116
Delayed Exit Lighting
116
Perimeter Lighting
117
Rearview Mirror Reading Lamps
117
Dome Lamp (If Equipped)
117
Battery Rundown Protection
118
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
118
Mirrors
118
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
118
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (If Equipped) Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Eq
119
Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
119
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (If Equipped)
120
Power Outside Foldaway Mirrors
121
Convex Outside Mirror
121
Automatic Dimming/Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
122
Storage Compartments
122
Glove Box
122
Center Console
122
Rear Storage Armrest (If Equipped)
123
Trunk Convenience Net (If Equipped)
123
Ashtrays and Lighter
124
Sun Visors
124
Visor Vanity Mirrors
124
Auxiliary Power Outlet
125
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
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OnStar System (If Equipped)
127
Safety and Security Services
128
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
129
OnStar System Limitations
129
Sunroof (If Equipped)
130
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
131
Instrument Panel Clusters
132
Speedometer and Odometer
134
Trip Odometer
134
Tachometer
134
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
135
Safety Belt Reminder Light
135
Air Bag Readiness Light
136
Charging System Light
137
Brake System Warning Light
137
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
138
Traction Control System Warning Light
139
Low Traction Light
139
Engine Coolant Temperature Light
140
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
140
Low Coolant Warning Light
141
Low Tire Light
141
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
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Oil Pressure Light
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Low Oil Level Light
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Change Oil Soon Light
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Security Light
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Cruise Light
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Service Vehicle Soon Light
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Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
147
Door/Trunk Ajar Warning Light
148
Fuel Gage
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Low Fuel Light
149
Driver Information Center (Option)
149
Control Buttons
150
Modes
151
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Dual ComforTemp Climate Control
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Fan Control Knob
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Driver s Temperature Lever
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Passenger s Temperature Lever
153
Mode Knob
153
Heating
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Heating (Engine Coolant Heater)
154
Air Conditioning
155
Dual Automatic ComforTemp Climate Control (If Equipped)
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Automatic Control
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Temperature Control
156
Passenger s Temperature Control
157
Manual Control
158
Defogging and Defrosting
159
Rear Window Defogger
160
Ventilation System
161
Ventilation Tips
161
Audio Systems
162
Setting the Clock
162
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control
162
Playing the Radio
163
Finding a Station
163
Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
164
Playing a Cassette Tape
165
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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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 (If Equipped)
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Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
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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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Backglass Antenna
177
Diversity Antenna System (If Equipped)
178
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
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Defensive Driving
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Drunken Driving
181
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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Full-Range Traction Control System (With 3800 Supercharged V6 Engine)
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Traction Control System (3800 V6 Engine)
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Steering
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Power Steering
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Magnetic Variable Effort Steering
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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
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Hill and Mountain Roads
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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
210
Loading Your Vehicle
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Towing a Trailer
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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
215
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
216
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
218
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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Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
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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
238
Changing a Flat Tire
239
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
240
Wheel Center Caps
242
Wheel Covers
242
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
243
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
248
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
249
Compact Spare Tire
250
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
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Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
251
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
253
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
254
Fuel
254
Fuels in Foreign Countries
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Filling Your Tank
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Filling a Portable Fuel Container
259
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
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How to Reset the GM Oil Life System
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What to Do with Used Oil
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Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
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Passenger Compartment Air Filter
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Supercharger Oil
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When to Check
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What Kind of Oil to Use
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How to Check and Add Oil
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Automatic Transaxle Fluid
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When to Check and Change
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How to Check
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Checking the Fluid Level
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How to Add Fluid
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Engine Coolant
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What to Use
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Checking Coolant
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Adding Coolant
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Radiator Pressure Cap
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Power Steering Fluid
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When to Check Power Steering Fluid
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How to Check Power Steering Fluid
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What to Use
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Windshield Washer Fluid
283
What to Use
283
Adding Washer Fluid
283
Brakes
284
Brake Fluid
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What to Add
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Brake Wear
286
Brake Pedal Travel
287
Brake Adjustment
287
Replacing Brake System Parts
287
Battery
288
Vehicle Storage
288
Bulb Replacement
289
Halogen Bulbs
289
Headlamps
289
Headlamp Aiming
291
Front Parking and Turn Signal Lamps
293
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
293
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lamps
294
Trunk Lid Applique
295
Back-Up Lamps
296
Dome Lamp (If Equipped)
296
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
297
Tires
298
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
299
When to Check
299
How to Check
299
Tire Inflation Monitor System
300
Tire Inspection and Rotation
301
When It s Time for New Tires
302
Buying New Tires
303
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
304
Treadwear
304
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
304
Temperature -- A, B, C
305
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
305
Wheel Replacement
305
Used Replacement Wheels
306
Tire Chains
307
Appearance Care
308
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
308
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
308
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
309
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
309
Cleaning Vinyl
310
Cleaning Leather
310
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
310
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
310
Care of Safety Belts
310
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
311
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
311
Weatherstrips
311
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
312
Washing Your Vehicle
312
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
312
Finish Care
312
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
313
Cleaning Tires
313
Sheet Metal Damage
314
Finish Damage
314
Underbody Maintenance
314
Chemical Paint Spotting
314
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
315
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
316
Engine Identification
316
Service Parts Identification Label
316
Electrical System
317
Add-On Electrical Equipment
317
Headlamp Wiring
317
Windshield Wipers
317
Power Windows and Other Power Options
317
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
318
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
318
Underhood Electrical Center -- Passenger s Side
321
Replacement Bulbs
323
Capacities and Specifications
324
Engine Specifications
324
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
325
Vehicle Dimensions
325
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
326
Introduction
327
Your Vehicle and the Environment
327
Maintenance Requirements
327
How This Section is Organized
328
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
329
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
329
Scheduled Maintenance
330
Footnotes
330
Scheduled Maintenance
331
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
331
Scheduled Maintenance
332
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
341
At Each Fuel Fill
341
Engine Oil Level Check
341
Engine Coolant Level Check
341
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
341
At Least Once a Month
341
Tire Inflation Check
341
Cassette Deck Service
341
At Least Twice a Year
342
Restraint System Check
342
Wiper Blade Check
342
Weatherstrip Lubrication
342
Automatic Transaxle Check
342
At Least Once a Year
343
Key Lock Cylinders Service
343
Body Lubrication Service
343
Starter Switch Check
343
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
344
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
344
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
345
Underbody Flushing Service
345
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
346
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
346
Exhaust System Inspection
346
Engine Cooling System Inspection
347
Throttle System Inspection
347
Brake System Inspection
347
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
348
Part E: Maintenance Record
350
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
354
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
355
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
356
Customer Assistance Offices
357
United States
357
Canada
357
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
357
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
358
Roadside Assistance
358
Canadian Roadside Assistance
360
Courtesy Transportation
360
Plan Ahead When Possible
360
Transportation Options
360
Shuttle Service
361
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
361
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
361
Additional Program Information
361
Warranty Information
362
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
362
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
363
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
363

FAQ about the 2001 Buick Regal Manual

What contains the 2001 Regal manual?

The Buick Regal owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Regal. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Regal 2001 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Regal owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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