2001 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

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

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Size:
2.82 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Chevrolet Impala 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
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Manual Front Seat
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6-Way Power Seat (If Equipped)
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Manual Lumbar (If Equipped)
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Heated Front Seat (Option)
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Split Folding Rear Seat (If Equipped)
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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
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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
43
Center Front Passenger Position
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Lap Belt
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Rear Seat Passengers
45
Rear Seat Passenger Positions
45
Lap-Shoulder Belt
45
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
49
Children
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Infants and Young Children
51
Restraint Systems for Children
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Where to Put the Restraint
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Top Strap
59
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
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Older Children
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Safety Belt Extender
70
Checking Your Restraint Systems
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Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
70
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Power Windows
73
Keys
74
Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Programmable Automatic Power Door Locks
77
Rear-Door Security Locks
78
Lockout Protection Feature
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)
79
Operation
80
Panic Alarm Button
80
Transmitter Verification (If Equipped)
80
Illumination on Remote Activation
81
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
81
Battery Replacement
81
Resynchronization
82
Trunk
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Trunk Lock
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Remote Trunk Release
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Trunk Assist Handle
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Trunk Release Handle
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Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
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Trunk Release Sensor Trap Alert System (If Equipped)
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Disabling the Trunk Release Sensor
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Servicing the Trunk Release Sensor
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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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Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
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Arming with the Power Lock Switch
89
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
90
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
90
Disarming with Your Key
90
Vehicle Customization Settings
90
Passlock
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New Vehicle Break-In
99
Ignition Positions
99
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
100
Starting Your Engine
100
Starting Your 3400 V6 Engine
101
Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
102
Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
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To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
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Automatic Transaxle Operation
104
Parking Brake
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Shifting Into PARK (P)
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Column Shift
110
Console Shift
111
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
112
Torque Lock
112
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
113
Parking Over Things That Burn
113
Engine Exhaust
114
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
114
Horn
115
Tilt Wheel
115
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
116
Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator
116
Turn Signal On Chime
117
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
117
Flash-to-Pass Feature
117
Windshield Wipers
117
Windshield Washer
118
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
119
Setting Cruise Control
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Resuming a Set Speed
121
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
121
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
121
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
121
Using Cruise Control on Hills
122
Ending Cruise Control
122
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
122
Exterior Lamps
122
Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control
123
Delayed Headlamp Illumination
124
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
124
Interior Lamps
125
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
125
Courtesy Lamps
125
Illuminated Entry (If Equipped)
125
Delayed Entry Lighting
126
Delayed Exit Lighting
126
Parade Mode
126
Rearview Mirror Reading Lamps
126
Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
126
Dome Lamp
126
Battery Rundown Protection
127
Mirrors
127
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Map Lamps
127
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (Option)
128
Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
128
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (Option)
129
Power Outside Mirrors
130
Convex Outside Mirror
130
Heated Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
130
Storage Compartments
131
Glove Box
131
Front Armrest (If Equipped)
131
Center Console (If Equipped)
131
Rear Seat Armrest and Cupholder (If Equipped)
131
Trunk Convenience Net (If Equipped)
131
Ashtrays and Lighter
131
Sun Visors
132
Visor Vanity Mirrors
132
Accessory Power Outlet
133
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
134
Cellular Phone Readiness Package (Option)
134
OnStar System (If Equipped)
135
Safety and Security Services
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Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
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OnStar System Limitations
137
Assist Handles
137
Garment Hooks
137
Power Sunroof (Option)
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HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
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Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
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Operating the Transmitter
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Training a Garage Opener with a Rolling Code Feature
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Erasing Channels
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Accessories
143
The Instrument Panel Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
146
Speedometer and Odometer
148
Trip Odometer
148
Tachometer (If Equipped)
148
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
149
Safety Belt Reminder Light
149
Air Bag Readiness Light
150
Brake System Warning Light
151
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light (If Equipped)
152
Traction Control System Warning Light (3800 V6 Engine)
152
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
153
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine 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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Low Oil Pressure Light
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Cruise Light (If Equipped)
157
Fuel Gage
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Message Center
158
Modes
159
Service Traction System (If Equipped)
159
Traction Active (If Equipped)
159
Battery Life Indicator
160
Hot Coolant Temp
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Low Coolant Level
161
Low Oil Pressure
161
Low Eng Oil Level
162
Change Engine Oil
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Door Ajar
163
Security
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Low Brake Fluid
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Low Fuel
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Low Washer Fluid
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Low Tire Pressure (If Equipped)
165
Service Vehicle Soon
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Trunk Open
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Highbeam Out
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Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
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Compass Variance
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Setting the Variance
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Automatic Compass Calibration
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Manual Compass Calibration
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Error Displays
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Trip Computer
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Resetting the Trip Computer
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Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Manual Single Zone Climate Control
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Dual ComforTemp Climate Control (If Equipped)
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Fan Knob
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Driver s Temperature Lever
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Passenger s Temperature Lever
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Mode Knob
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Air Conditioning
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Heating
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Ventilation
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Defogging and Defrosting
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Rear Window Defogger
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Ventilation System
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Ventilation Tips
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Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock
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Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
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AM-FM Stereo
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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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Radio Calibration
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
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Playing the Radio Finding a Station
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Setting the Tone
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Adjusting the Speakers
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Using RDS
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
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CD Adapter Kits
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (Option)
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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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Using RDS
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Playing a Compact Disc
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (Option)
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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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Using RDS
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Playing a Cassette Tape
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Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Theft-Deterrent Feature Non- RDS Radios
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Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios (If Equipped)
211
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
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Vehicle Customization Settings
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Chime Level Adjustment
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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 (If Equipped)
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Using Anti- Lock
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Braking in Emergencies
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Traction Control System (3800 V6 Engine)
225
Steering
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Power Steering
227
Steering Tips
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Driving on Curves
227
Steering in Emergencies
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Off-Road Recovery
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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
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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
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Hitches
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Safety Chains
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Trailer Brakes
251
Driving with a Trailer
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Following Distance
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Passing
252
Backing Up
252
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
254
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
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Changing a Flat Tire
276
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
277
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
279
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
284
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
285
Compact Spare Tire
286
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
287
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
287
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
289
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
290
Fuel
290
Fuels in Foreign Countries
292
Filling Your Tank
292
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
295
Checking Things Under the Hood
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Hood Release
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Engine Compartment Overview
297
Engine Oil
299
Checking Engine Oil
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When to Add Engine Oil
300
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
301
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
305
What to Do with Used Oil
305
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
306
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
307
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
308
Checking the Fluid Level
309
How to Add Fluid
311
Engine Coolant
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What to Use
312
Checking Coolant
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Adding Coolant
314
Radiator Pressure Cap
315
Power Steering Fluid
315
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
315
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
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What to Use
316
Windshield Washer Fluid
316
What to Use
316
Adding Washer Fluid
316
Brakes
318
Brake Fluid
318
What to Add
319
Brake Wear
320
Brake Pedal Travel
320
Brake Adjustment
320
Replacing Brake System Parts
321
Battery
321
Vehicle Storage
321
Bulb Replacement
322
Halogen Bulbs
322
Headlamps, Front Parking and Turn Signal Lamps
322
Headlamp Aiming
324
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
324
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal and Rear Sidemarker Lamps
325
Back-Up Lamp
326
Rear Courtesy Lamps
326
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
327
Tires
328
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
329
When to Check
329
How to Check
329
Tire Inflation Monitor System (If Equipped)
330
Tire Inspection and Rotation
331
When It s Time for New Tires
333
Buying New Tires
333
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
334
Treadwear
335
Traction AA, A, B, C
335
Temperature A, B, C
335
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
336
Wheel Replacement
336
Used Replacement Wheels
337
Tire Chains
337
Appearance Care
338
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
338
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
338
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
339
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
339
Cleaning Vinyl
340
Cleaning Leather
340
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
340
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
340
Care of Safety Belts
340
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
341
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
341
Weatherstrips
341
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
342
Washing Your Vehicle
342
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
342
Finish Care
342
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
343
Cleaning Tires
343
Sheet Metal Damage
343
Finish Damage
344
Underbody Maintenance
344
Chemical Paint Spotting
344
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
345
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
346
Engine Identification
346
Service Parts Identification Label
346
Electrical System
347
Add-On Electrical Equipment
347
Headlamp Wiring
347
Windshield Wipers
347
Power Windows and Other Power Options
347
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
348
Driver s Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
348
Passenger s Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
350
Underhood Fuse Block (Upper)
352
Underhood Fuse Block (Lower)
353
Replacement Bulbs
354
Capacities and Specifications
354
Engine Specifications
354
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
355
Vehicle Dimensions
355
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
356
Introduction
357
Your Vehicle and the Environment
357
Maintenance Requirements
357
How This Section is Organized
358
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
359
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
359
Scheduled Maintenance
360
Footnotes
360
Scheduled Maintenance
361
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
361
Scheduled Maintenance
362
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
370
At Each Fuel Fill
370
Engine Oil Level Check
370
Engine Coolant Level Check
370
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
370
At Least Once a Month
370
Tire Inflation Check
370
Cassette Deck Service
370
At Least Twice a Year
371
Restraint System Check
371
Wiper Blade Check
371
Trunk Release Sensor Check
371
Weatherstrip Lubrication
371
Automatic Transaxle Check
371
At Least Once a Year
371
Key Lock Cylinders Service
371
Body Lubrication Service
371
Starter Switch Check
372
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
372
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
373
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
373
Underbody Flushing Service
373
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
374
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
374
Exhaust System Inspection
374
Engine Cooling System Inspection
374
Throttle System Inspection
375
Brake System Inspection
375
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
376
Part E: Maintenance Record
377
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
380
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
381
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
383
Customer Assistance Offices
383
United States
383
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
384
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
385
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

FAQ about the 2001 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2001 Impala manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Impala, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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