2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Owner's Manual

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Aurora
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
2.67 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 1999
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Table of Contents:
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1: Seats and 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 Lumbar Support
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Power Seats
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Power Lumbar Control (Option)
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Memory Seat and Mirrors (If Equipped)
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Heated Front Seat (Option)
17
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
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
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?
38
What makes an air bag inflate?
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How does an air bag restrain?
39
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
41
Rear Seat Passengers
42
Rear Seat Passenger Positions
42
Lap-Shoulder Belt
42
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
46
Center Passenger Position
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Lap Belt
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Children
50
Infants and Young Children
50
Restraint Systems for Children
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Where to Put the Restraint
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Top Strap
57
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position and in the Center Rear Seat Position (Lap- Shoulder Belt)
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (Lap- Only Belt)
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Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
64
Older Children
66
Safety Belt Extender
69
Checking Your Restraint Systems
70
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
70
Section 2 Features and Controls
71
Express- Down Windows
73
Window Lock
73
Keys
74
Door Locks
76
Central Door Unlocking System
76
Power Door Locks
77
Door Ajar Reminder
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
77
Overriding Lock Delay
78
Delayed Locking
78
Rear Door Security Lock
78
Anti-Lockout Feature
79
Leaving Your Vehicle
79
Remote Lock Control
79
Operation
80
Instant Alarm
81
Personalization Features
81
Security Feedback
82
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
82
Battery Replacement
82
Resynchronization
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Trunk
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Trunk Lock Release
85
Remote Trunk Release
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Trunk Release Lockout
85
Theft
86
Key in the Ignition
86
Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
86
Universal Theft-Deterrent
87
Testing the Alarm
88
PASS-Key III
88
New Vehicle Break-In
90
Ignition Positions
91
Key Reminder Warning
92
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
92
Starting Your Engine
92
Starting Your 3.5L V6 Engine
93
Starting Your 4.0L V8 Engine
94
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
95
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
95
Automatic Transaxle Operation
96
Parking Brake
99
Shifting Into PARK (P)
100
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
101
Torque Lock
101
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
102
Parking Over Things That Burn
102
Engine Exhaust
103
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
103
Horn
104
Tilt Wheel
104
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
105
Turn and Lane Change Signals
105
Turn Signal On Chime
106
Headlamps
106
Wiper- Activated Headlamps
107
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
107
Lamps On Reminder
108
Flash-to-Pass
108
Fog Lamps
108
Windshield Wipers
109
Rainsense Wipers (If Equipped)
110
Windshield Washer
111
Cruise Control
111
Setting Cruise Control
112
Resuming a Set Speed
113
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
113
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
113
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
113
Using Cruise Control on Hills
114
Ending Cruise Control Without Erasing the Set Speed
114
Erasing Cruise Control Speed Memory
114
Exterior Lamps
114
Headlamps
114
Daytime Running Lamps
114
Automatic Headlamps
115
Light Sensor
115
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
115
Interior Lamps
116
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
116
Courtesy Lamps
116
Illuminated Entry
117
Delayed Entry Lighting
117
Theater Dimming
117
Delayed Exit Lighting
117
Parade Dimming
118
Perimeter Lighting
118
Front Reading Lamps
118
Rear Reading Lamps
119
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
119
Battery Load Management
119
Mirror Operation
120
Compass Operation
120
Compass Calibration
120
Compass Variance
121
Power Remote Control Mirror
122
Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
122
Convex Outside Mirror
123
Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
123
Storage Compartments
123
Glove Box
123
Front Storage Armrest
123
Rear Armrest
123
Rear Storage Compartment (Option)
124
Convenience Net
124
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
124
Sun Visors
125
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
125
Accessory Power Outlet
126
OnStar System (If Equipped)
126
Assist Handles
127
Garment Hook
127
Sunroof (Option)
127
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
128
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
128
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
130
Rolling Code Programming (If Equipped)
130
Erasing Channels
131
Accessories
131
The Instrument Panel - Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
134
Speedometer and Odometer
135
Trip Odometer
135
Tachometer
136
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
136
Safety Belt Reminder Light
137
Air Bag Readiness Light
138
Battery Warning Light
139
Brake System Warning Light
139
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
140
Traction Control System Warning Light
141
Traction Control System Active Light
141
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
142
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
143
If the Light Is Flashing
144
If the Light Is On Steady
144
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
145
Oil Pressure Light
146
Cruise Light
147
Fuel Gage
147
Driver Information Center (DIC)
148
Date/Elapsed Time
149
Date
149
Elapsed Time (ET)
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Fuel
150
Fuel Used
150
Fuel Range
150
Fuel Economy
150
Oil Life
151
Gage
152
DIC Personalization
153
Automatic Door Locks
155
Window Lockout Personalization
157
Security Feedback
157
Delayed Locking
158
Perimeter Lighting Personalization
158
Driver ID
159
Memory Seat Recall (If Equipped)
159
Parallel Park Assist (If Equipped)
159
DIC Warnings and Messages
160
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
162
Comfort Controls
163
AUTO- PUSH Knob
163
Temperature Buttons
164
Mode Control
164
AUTO FAN Knob
164
Automatic Operation
165
Manual Operation
166
Air Conditioning
167
Heating
168
Defogging and Defrosting
168
Rear Window Defogger
169
Passenger Temperature Control (Option)
169
Ventilation System
170
Ventilation Tips
170
Steering Wheel Controls for Climate Control
171
Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock
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AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS)
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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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Using RDS Mode
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Adjusting the Speakers
176
Playing a Cassette Tape
176
Playing a Compact Disc
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Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
181
Compact Disc Errors
183
Playing a Compact Disc
183
Theft-Deterrent Feature
185
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
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Understanding Radio Reception
186
AM
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FM Stereo
186
Cellular Phone Usage
186
Tips About Your Audio System
186
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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Diversity Antenna System
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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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Using Anti- Lock
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Braking in Emergencies
198
Traction Control System
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Steering
200
Power Steering
200
Magnetic-Speed Variable Assist Steering
200
Steering Tips
200
Driving on Curves
200
Steering in Emergencies
201
Off-Road Recovery
202
Passing
202
Loss of Control
204
Skidding
204
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
210
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
211
Highway Hypnosis
212
Hill and Mountain Roads
212
Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
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If You re Caught in a Blizzard
216
Recreational Vehicle Towing
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Loading Your Vehicle
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Electronic Level Control
219
Towing a Trailer
220
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
221
Weight of the Trailer
221
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
222
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
223
Hitches
223
Safety Chains
223
Trailer Brakes
223
Trailer Wiring Harness
224
Driving with a Trailer
224
Following Distance
224
Passing
224
Backing Up
224
Making Turns
225
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
225
Driving On Grades
225
Parking on Hills
225
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
226
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
226
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
226
Section 5 Problems on the Road
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Hazard Warning Flashers
228
Other Warning Devices
228
Jump Starting
229
Towing Your Vehicle
234
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
237
Cooling System
238
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
240
If a Tire Goes Flat
244
Changing a Flat Tire
244
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
245
Removing the Wheel Cover
246
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
247
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
252
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
253
Compact Spare Tire
254
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
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Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
255
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
257
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
258
Fuel
258
Fuels in Foreign Countries
260
Filling Your Tank
261
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
265
Checking Things Under the Hood
265
3.5L V6 Engine
267
4.0L V8 Engine
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Engine Oil
270
Checking Engine Oil
270
When to Add Engine Oil
271
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
272
How to Reset the Oil Life System
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What to Do with Used Oil
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Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
275
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
277
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
278
Checking the Fluid Level
279
How to Add Fluid
280
Engine Coolant
281
Adding Coolant
284
Cooling System Pressure Cap
285
Power Steering Fluid
285
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
What to Add
288
Brake Wear
289
Brake Pedal Travel
289
Brake Adjustment
289
Replacing Brake System Parts
290
Battery
290
Vehicle Storage
291
Bulb Replacement
292
Headlamp Aiming
294
Headlamp Horizontal Aiming
296
Headlamp Vertical Aiming
297
Front Turn Signals and Parking Lamps
299
Rear Turn Signals, Stoplamps, Taillamps and Back- up Lamps
301
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
302
Tires
303
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
304
When to Check
304
How to Check
304
Check Tire Pressure System
305
Tire Inspection and Rotation
306
When It s Time for New Tires
307
Buying New Tires
308
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
309
Treadwear
309
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
309
Temperature -- A, B, C
310
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
310
Wheel Replacement
310
Used Replacement Wheels
311
Tire Chains
312
Appearance Care
313
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
313
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
313
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
314
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
314
Cleaning Vinyl
315
Cleaning Leather
315
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
315
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
315
Cleaning Wood Panels
315
Care of Safety Belts
316
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
316
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
316
Weatherstrips
316
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
317
Washing Your Vehicle
317
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
317
Finish Care
317
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels
318
Cleaning Tires
318
Sheet Metal Damage
319
Finish Damage
319
Underbody Maintenance
319
Chemical Paint Spotting
319
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
320
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
321
Engine Identification
321
Service Parts Identification Label
321
Electrical System
322
Add-On Electrical Equipment
322
Headlamp Wiring
322
Windshield Wiper Fuses
322
Power Windows and Other Power Options
322
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
323
Engine Compartment Bussed Electrical Center (BEC)
323
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
326
Rear Underseat Bussed Electrical Center (BEC)
327
Replacement Bulbs
330
Capacities and Specifications
331
Engine Specifications
332
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
333
Vehicle Dimensions
333
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
334
Introduction
335
Your Vehicle and the Environment
335
Maintenance Requirements
335
How This Section is Organized
336
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
337
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
337
Scheduled Maintenance
338
Footnotes
338
Scheduled Maintenance
339
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
339
Scheduled Maintenance
340
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
348
At Each Fuel Fill
348
Engine Oil Level Check
348
Engine Coolant Level Check
348
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
348
At Least Once a Month
348
Tire Inflation Check
348
Cassette Deck Service
348
At Least Twice a Year
349
Restraint System Check
349
Wiper Blade Check
349
Weatherstrip Lubrication
349
Automatic Transaxle Check
349
At Least Once a Year
349
Key Lock Cylinders Service
349
Body Lubrication Service
349
Starter Switch Check
350
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
350
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
351
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
351
Underbody Flushing Service
351
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
352
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
352
Exhaust System Inspection
352
Engine Cooling System Inspection
353
Throttle System Inspection
353
Brake System Inspection
353
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
354
Part E: Maintenance Record
356
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
364
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
365
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
367
Customer Assistance Offices
367
United States
367
Canada
368
All Overseas Locations
368
Caribbean Numbers
368
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
368
Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits
369
Security While You Travel
369
Canadian Roadside Assistance
370
Courtesy Transportation
370
Plan Ahead When Possible
371
Transportation Options
371
Shuttle Service
371
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
371
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
371
Additional Program Information
372
Warranty Information
372
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
373
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
373
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
374
Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
374

FAQ about the 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Manual

What contains the 2001 Aurora manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Oldsmobile Aurora owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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