2001 Chevrolet Camaro Owner's Manual

2001 Chevrolet Camaro owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Camaro
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.81 MB

Table of Contents

- 2001 Chevrolet Camaro Owner's Manual
1
24-hour Roadside Assistance
2
Copyright General Motors Corp. 2000
3
Table of Contents:
4
1. Seats and Restraint System
4
2. Features and Controls
4
3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
5
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
7
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
8
How to Use this Manual
9
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
Manual Front Seat
14
4-Way Manual Seats
15
6-Way Power Seat (Option)
15
Reclining Front Seatbacks
16
Front Seatback Latches
17
Folding Rear Seatback
18
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
18
Why Safety Belts Work
20
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Adults
24
Driver Position
24
Lap-Shoulder Belt
24
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Right Front Passenger Position
31
Air Bag System
32
How the Air Bag System Works
34
Where are the air bags?
34
When should an air bag inflate?
35
What makes an air bag inflate?
35
How does an air bag restrain?
36
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
36
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
37
Rear Seat Passengers
38
Lap-Shoulder Belt
38
Children
41
Infants and Young Children
41
Restraint Systems for Children
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
52
Older Children
55
Safety Belt Extender
58
Checking Your Restraint Systems
58
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
58
Section 2 Features and Controls
59
Windows
60
Manual Windows
60
Power Windows (Option)
61
Keys
62
Door Locks
64
Power Door Locks (Option)
65
Last Door Closed Locking (If Equipped)
65
Lockout Prevention (If Equipped)
66
Leaving Your Vehicle
66
Keyless Entry System (Option)
66
Operation
68
Alarm/Panic Mode
68
Transmitter Verification (If Equipped)
68
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
69
Battery Replacement
70
Resynchronization
71
Hatch
71
Hatch Release
72
Remote Hatch Release (If Equipped)
72
Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
73
Theft
73
Key in the Ignition
73
Parking at Night
74
Parking Lots
74
Content Theft-Deterrent/Alarm System (Option)
74
Arming the System
74
Turning Off the Alarm
75
Shock Sensor
75
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Locking
76
Power Door Lock Switch Locking
76
Passive Arming
77
Disarming the System
77
PASS-Key II
77
Feature Customization (If Equipped)
79
Entering Programming Mode
80
Exit Lighting and Delayed Illumination
80
Programmable Modes
80
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
81
Programmable Modes
81
Remote Keyless Entry Verification
82
Programmable Modes
82
Theft-Deterrent Arming Method
83
Programmable Modes
83
Theft-Deterrent Arming Verification
84
Programmable Modes
84
Driver s Door Alarm Delay and Shock Sensor Enable
85
Programmable Modes
85
Exiting Programming Mode
86
New Vehicle Break-In
86
Ignition Positions
87
Key Release Button (If Equipped)
88
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
89
Starting Your Engine
89
Automatic Transmission
89
Manual Transmission
89
Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
90
Starting Your 5.7L V8 Engine
91
Engine Coolant Heater (Canada Only)
92
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
92
Automatic Transmission Operation
93
Second-Gear Start (V6 Automatic) (If Equipped)
96
Manual Transmission Operation
97
5-Speed
97
Shift Speeds
99
Skip Shift Light (5.7L V8 Engine)
99
Computer- Aided Manual Transmission Shift Speeds
100
Parking Brake
100
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
102
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission Only)
103
Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission)
103
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
104
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only)
104
Parking Over Things That Burn
105
Engine Exhaust
105
Running Your Engine While You re Parked (Automatic Transmission)
106
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
107
Horn
107
Tilt Wheel
107
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
108
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
109
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
109
Windshield Wipers
110
Windshield Washer
110
Cruise Control (Option)
111
Setting Cruise Control
112
Resuming a Set Speed
112
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
112
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
113
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
113
Using Cruise Control on Hills
113
Ending Out of Cruise Control
113
Erasing Speed Memory
113
Exterior Lamps
114
Headlamps on Reminder
114
Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control (If Equipped)
114
Fog Lamps (Option)
115
Interior Lamps
116
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
116
Courtesy Lamps
116
Delayed Illumination
117
Exit Lighting
117
Front Map Lamps
117
Mirrors
117
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
117
Outside Manual Adjustable Mirror
117
Manual Remote Control Mirror
117
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
118
Convex Outside Mirror
118
Storage Compartments
119
Glove Box
119
Front Console
119
Cassette and Compact Disc Storage
119
Cargo Cover
119
Using the Cargo Cover
119
Removing the Cargo Cover
120
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
121
Sun Visors
121
Visor Vanity Mirror
121
Accessory Power Outlet
122
Floor Mats
122
T-Top Roof Panels (Option)
123
Removing the T-Top Roof Panels
123
Storing the T-Top Roof Panels
124
Installing the T-Top Roof Panels
126
T-Top Sunshades
128
Convertible Top (If Equipped)
130
Lowering Your Convertible Top
130
Installing the Boot Cover
132
Removing Your Boot Cover
133
Raising Your Convertible Top
135
The Instrument Panel Your Information System
138
Instrument Panel Cluster
140
Speedometer and Odometer
141
Trip Odometer
141
Tachometer
142
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
142
Safety Belt Reminder Light
142
Air Bag Readiness Light
143
Voltmeter
144
Brake System Warning Light
144
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
145
ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) System Warning Light (Option)
146
Low Traction Light
146
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
147
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
147
If the Light Is Flashing
148
If the Light Is On Steady
149
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
150
Oil Pressure Gage
150
Low Oil Light
151
Oil Change Light
152
Service Vehicle Light
152
Check Gages Light
153
Hatch Ajar Light
153
Fuel Gage
153
Low Fuel Light
154
Reduced Engine Power Light (V6 Engine Only)
154
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
155
Comfort Controls
156
Fan Knob
156
Temperature Knob
156
Air Knob
156
Cooling
157
Heating
157
Bi- Level
157
Defogging and Defrosting
158
Rear Window Defogger (Option)
158
Ventilation System
159
Ventilation Tips
159
Audio Systems
160
Setting the Clock for Systems without Automatic Tone Control
160
Setting the Clock for Systems with Automatic Tone Control
160
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
160
Playing the Radio
160
Finding a Station
161
Setting the Tone
162
Adjusting the Speakers
162
Playing a Cassette Tape
162
CD Adapter Kits
163
Monsoon AM-FM Stereo with CassetteTape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
163
Playing the Radio
164
Finding a Station
164
Setting the Tone
165
Adjusting the Speakers
166
Playing a Cassette Tape
166
CD Adapter Kits
168
Monsoon AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
169
Playing the Radio
169
Finding a Station
169
Setting the Tone
170
Adjusting the Speakers
171
Playing a Compact Disc
171
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (If Equipped)
173
Compact Disc Changer Errors
176
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
177
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
177
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
178
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
178
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
179
Understanding Radio Reception
180
AM
180
FM Stereo
180
Tips About Your Audio System
180
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
181
Care of Your Compact Discs
182
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
182
Fixed Mast Antenna
182
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
183
Defensive Driving
184
Drunken Driving
185
Control of a Vehicle
188
Braking
188
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
189
Using Anti- Lock
191
Braking in Emergencies
191
ASR (Acceleration Slip Regulation) System (Option)
191
Steering
193
Driving on Curves
193
Steering in Emergencies
194
Off-Road Recovery
195
Passing
195
Loss of Control
197
Skidding
197
Driving at Night
198
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
199
Hydroplaning
201
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
201
Driving Through Flowing Water
202
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
202
City Driving
202
Freeway Driving
203
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
204
Highway Hypnosis
205
Hill and Mountain Roads
206
Winter Driving
207
Driving on Snow or Ice
208
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
210
Recreational Vehicle Towing
211
Loading Your Vehicle
212
Towing a Trailer
214
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
215
Weight of the Trailer
215
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
216
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
217
Hitches
217
Safety Chains
217
Trailer Brakes
217
Driving with a Trailer
218
Following Distance
218
Passing
218
Backing Up
218
Making Turns
218
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
219
Driving On Grades
219
Parking on Hills
219
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
220
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
220
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
220
Section 5 Problems on the Road
221
Hazard Warning Flashers
222
Other Warning Devices
223
Jump Starting
223
Towing Your Vehicle
227
Engine Overheating
228
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
228
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
228
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
229
Cooling System
230
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
232
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator (3800 V6 Engine Only)
234
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator (V8 Engine Only)
238
If a Tire Goes Flat
240
Changing a Flat Tire
241
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
242
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
245
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
251
Compact Spare Tire
253
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
254
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
254
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
255
Service
256
Doing Your Own Service Work
256
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
257
Fuel
257
Fuels in Foreign Countries
259
Filling Your Tank
260
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
262
Checking Things Under the Hood
262
Hood Release
263
Engine Compartment Overview
264
Engine Oil
266
Checking Engine Oil
266
When to Add Engine Oil
267
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
268
Engine Oil Additives
271
When to Change Engine Oil
271
How to Reset the Oil Change Light
271
What to Do with Used Oil
271
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
272
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Replacement
273
Automatic Transmission Fluid
274
When to Check and Change
274
How to Check
275
Checking the Fluid Level
276
How to Add Fluid
277
Manual Transmission Fluid
278
When to Check
278
How to Check
278
How to Add Fluid
279
Hydraulic Clutch
279
When to Check and What to Use
280
How to Check and Add Fluid
280
Rear Axle
280
When to Check and Change Lubricant
280
How to Check Lubricant
280
What to Use
280
Standard Differential
280
Limited-Slip Differential
281
Engine Coolant
281
What to Use
282
Checking Coolant
283
Adding Coolant to the Recovery Tank
283
Radiator Pressure Cap
284
Power Steering Fluid
284
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
285
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
285
What to Use
285
Windshield Washer Fluid
286
What to Use
286
Adding Washer Fluid
286
Brakes
287
Brake Fluid
287
Checking Brake Fluid
288
What to Add
288
Brake Wear
289
Brake Pedal Travel
290
Brake Adjustment
290
Replacing Brake System Parts
290
Battery
291
Vehicle Storage
291
Bulb Replacement
291
Halogen Bulbs
291
Headlamps
292
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
293
Rear Lamps
293
Sidemarker
294
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
295
Wiper Blade Element Replacement
296
Tires
297
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
298
When to Check
299
How to Check
299
Tire Inspection and Rotation
299
When It s Time for New Tires
301
Buying New Tires
301
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
302
Treadwear
303
Traction AA, A, B, C
303
Temperature A, B, C
303
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
303
Wheel Replacement
304
Used Replacement Wheels
305
Tire Chains
305
Appearance Care
306
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
306
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
306
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
307
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
307
Cleaning Vinyl
308
Cleaning Leather
308
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
308
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
308
Care of Safety Belts
308
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
309
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
309
Weatherstrips
309
Cleaning a Removable Roof Panel
310
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
310
Washing Your Vehicle
310
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
310
Finish Care
310
Cleaning Your Convertible Top
311
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
312
Cleaning Tires
312
Sheet Metal Damage
312
Finish Damage
313
Underbody Maintenance
313
Chemical Paint Spotting
313
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
314
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
315
Engine Identification
315
Service Parts Identification Label
315
Electrical System
316
Add-On Electrical Equipment
316
Headlamps
316
Windshield Wipers
316
Power Windows and Other Power Options
316
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
317
Main Fuse Block
318
Underhood Electrical Center
320
Replacement Bulbs
322
Capacities and Specifications
323
Engine Specifications
323
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
324
Vehicle Dimensions
324
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
325
Introduction
326
Your Vehicle and the Environment
326
Maintenance Requirements
326
How This Section is Organized
327
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
328
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
328
Scheduled Maintenance
329
Footnotes
329
Scheduled Maintenance
330
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
330
Scheduled Maintenance
331
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
341
Restraint System Check
341
Wiper Blade Check
342
Weatherstrip Lubrication
342
Manual Transmission Check
342
Automatic Transmission Check
342
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
342
At Least Once a Year
342
Key Lock Cylinders Service
342
Body Lubrication Service
342
Starter Switch Check
343
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
343
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
344
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
344
Underbody Flushing Service
344
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
345
Steering and Suspension Inspection
345
Exhaust System Inspection
345
Engine Cooling System Inspection
345
Throttle System Inspection (Except 3800 Series V6 Engine)
346
Rear Axle Service
346
Brake System Inspection
346
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
347
Part E: Maintenance Record
349
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
351
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
352
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
354
Customer Assistance Offices
354
United States
354
Canada
355
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
355
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
355
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
356
Canadian Roadside Assistance
357
Courtesy Transportation
358
Plan Ahead When Possible
358
Transportation Options
358
Shuttle Service
358
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
358
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
359
Additional Program Information
359
Warranty Information
359
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
360
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
360
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
361

FAQ about the 2001 Chevrolet Camaro Manual

What contains the 2001 Camaro manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Camaro, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Camaro owners can do

Where to download the 2001 Chevrolet Camaro Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Camaro owner manual for the 2001 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Camaro year 2001 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2001 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Camaro (2001) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2001 is available in English.

Posted by, John Mana author bio image
A passionate guy about car models, makes, and manuals.

Manual Questions

Do you have questions about the 2001 Chevrolet Camaro owners manual?
Fill the form below and someone will help you!