2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner's Manual

2001 Oldsmobile Bravada owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Bravada
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
2.66 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Oldsmobile Bravada 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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About Driving Your Vehicle
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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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Manual Passenger Seat
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Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)
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Power Lumbar Control
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Memory Seat (If Equipped)
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Heated Front Seats (Option)
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Reclining Front Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Rear Seats
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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
27
Lap-Shoulder Belt
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
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Air Bag System
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How the Air Bag System Works
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Where are the air bags?
36
When should an air bag inflate?
37
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
39
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag- Equipped Vehicle
40
Rear Seat Passengers
40
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
40
Lap-Shoulder Belt
41
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
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Center Rear Passenger Position
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Lap Belt
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Children
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Infants and Young Children
48
Restraint Systems for Children
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Where to Put the Restraint
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Top Strap
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Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
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Center Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
59
Older Children
62
Safety Belt Extender
65
Checking Your Restraint Systems
65
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Section 2 Features and Controls
66
Windows
67
Power Windows
68
Express- Down Window
68
Lockout Switch
68
Keys
69
Door Locks
71
Power Door Locks
72
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
72
Rear Door Security Lock
74
Lockout Prevention
74
Leaving Your Vehicle
74
Keyless Entry System
75
Operation
76
Remote Panic Alarm
76
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
76
Battery Replacement
77
Resynchronization
78
Liftgate/Liftglass
78
Liftgate Release
79
Remote Liftglass Release
79
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
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Testing the Alarm
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Passlock
82
New Vehicle Break-In
83
Ignition Positions
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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
85
Starting Your Engine
85
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
86
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
86
Automatic Transmission Operation
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Parking Brake
90
Shifting Into PARK (P)
91
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
92
Torque Lock
93
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
93
Parking Over Things That Burn
94
Engine Exhaust
94
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
95
Locking Rear Axle
96
All-Wheel Drive
96
Horn
96
Tilt Wheel
96
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
97
Turn and Lane Change Signals
97
Turn Signal On Chime
98
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
98
Flash-to-Pass Feature
98
Windshield Wipers
98
Windshield Washer
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Rear Window Washer/Wiper
99
Cruise Control
100
Setting Cruise Control
101
Resuming a Set Speed
101
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
102
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
102
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
102
Using Cruise Control on Hills
102
Ending Cruise Control
102
Erasing Speed Memory
102
Exterior Lamps
103
Automatic Headlamp System
104
Lamps On Reminder
104
Daytime Running Lamps
105
Fog Lamps
106
Interior Lamps
106
Brightness Control
106
Illuminated Entry
106
Exit Lighting
107
Front Reading Lamps
107
Dome Lamps
107
Battery Run-Down Protection
107
Mirrors
108
Electrochromic Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror
108
Time Delay
108
Cleaning the Photocells
108
Electrochromic Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror with OnStar (If Equipped)
109
Power Remote Control Mirrors
109
Convex Outside Mirror
110
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors
110
Electrochromic Rearview Outside Mirror
110
Storage Compartments
111
Glove Box
111
Overhead Console
111
Reading Lamps
111
Driver Information System
112
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
114
Door Storage
114
Front Storage Area
114
Convenience Net
115
Cargo Security Shade
115
Cargo Tie Downs
116
Rear Convenience System (If Equipped)
116
Luggage Carrier
118
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter Sun Visors
119
Visor Vanity Mirror
119
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
119
Accessory Power Outlets
120
OnStar System (If Equipped)
120
Safety and Security Services
122
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
123
OnStar System Limitations
123
Sunroof (If Equipped)
124
HomeLink Transmitter
125
Programming the Transmitter
126
Operating the Transmitter
127
Training a Garage Door Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
127
Erasing Channels
128
Accessories
128
The Instrument Panel--Your Information System
129
Instrument Panel Cluster
130
Speedometer and Odometer
131
Trip Odometer
131
Tachometer
131
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
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Safety Belt Reminder Light
132
Air Bag Readiness Light
133
Charging System Indicator Light
134
Voltmeter Gage
134
Brake System Warning Light
135
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
136
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
136
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
137
If the Light Is Flashing
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If the Light Is On Steady
138
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
139
Oil Pressure Gage
140
Security Warning Light
141
Service AWD Light
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Check Gages Light
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Gate Ajar Light
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Fuel Gage
143
Low Fuel Light
143
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
144
Comfort Controls
145
Electronic Climate Control
145
Fan Control
145
Temperature Knob
145
Mode Knob-Automatic Operation
146
Mode Knob-Manual Operation
147
Air Conditioning
148
Heating
148
Defogging and Defrosting
148
Rear Window Defogger
149
Ventilation System
150
Ventilation Tips
150
Audio Systems
151
Setting the Clock
151
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control
151
Playing the Radio
152
Finding a Station
152
Setting the Tone
153
Adjusting the Speakers
153
Playing a Cassette Tape
154
Playing a Compact Disc
156
Console-Mounted CD Changer (If Equipped)
158
Compact Disc Errors
159
Playing a Compact Disc
160
Theft-Deterrent Feature
161
Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
161
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
162
Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
162
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
163
Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
164
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
166
Fixed Mast Antenna
166
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
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Your Driving, the Road and Your Vehicle
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Driver Behavior
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Driving Environment
168
Vehicle Design
169
Defensive Driving
169
Drunken Driving
170
Control of a Vehicle
173
Using Anti- Lock
176
Braking in Emergencies
176
Steering
176
Power Steering
176
Steering Tips
176
Driving on Curves
176
Steering in Emergencies
177
Off-Road Recovery
178
Passing
179
Loss of Control
180
Skidding
180
Operating Your Vehicle Off Paved Roads
181
Before You Go Off-Roading
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Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
182
Environmental Concerns
183
Traveling to Remote Areas
183
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
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Scanning the Terrain
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Driving on Off-Road Hills
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Approaching a Hill
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Driving Uphill
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Driving Downhill
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Driving Across an Incline
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Stalling on an Incline
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Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
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Driving in Water
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After Off-Road Driving
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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
201
Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
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If You re Caught in a Blizzard
205
Recreational Vehicle Towing
206
Loading Your Vehicle
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Payload
209
Add-On Equipment
209
Towing a Trailer
209
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer Weight of the Trailer Tongue
211
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
212
Hitches
212
Safety Chains
213
Trailer Brakes
213
Driving with a Trailer
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Following Distance
214
Passing
215
Backing Up
215
Making Turns
215
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
215
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
216
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
217
Trailer Wiring Harness
217
Section 5 Problems on the Road
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Hazard Warning Flashers
219
Other Warning Devices
219
Jump Starting
220
Towing Your Vehicle
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Engine Overheating
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If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
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Cooling System
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How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
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How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
231
Engine Fan Noise
234
If a Tire Goes Flat
234
Changing a Flat Tire
235
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
236
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
238
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
242
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
244
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
245
Using the Recovery Hooks
245
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
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Doing Your Own Service Work
248
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
249
Fuel
249
Fuels in Foreign Countries
251
Filling Your Tank
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Filling a Portable Fuel Container
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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
258
Engine Oil Additives
259
When to Change Engine Oil
259
Remote Oil Filter
260
What to Do with Used Oil
260
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
261
Automatic Transmission Fluid
262
When to Check and Change
262
How to Check
262
Checking the Fluid Level
263
How to Add Fluid
265
All-Wheel Drive
265
Transfer Case
265
When to Check Lubricant
265
How to Check Lubricant
265
What to Use
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Front Axle
266
When to Check and Change Lubricant
266
How to Check Lubricant
266
What to Use
266
Rear Axle
267
When to Check and Change Lubricant
267
How to Check Lubricant
267
What to Use
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Engine Coolant
267
What to Use
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Checking Coolant
269
Adding Coolant
270
Radiator Pressure Cap
271
Power Steering Fluid
271
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
271
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
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What to Use
272
Windshield Washer Fluid
272
What to Use
272
Adding Washer Fluid
272
Brakes
273
Brake Fluid
273
Checking Brake Fluid
274
What to Add
275
Brake Wear
276
Brake Pedal Travel
276
Brake Adjustment
276
Replacing Brake System Parts
277
Battery
277
Vehicle Storage
277
Bulb Replacement
278
Halogen Bulbs
278
Headlamps
278
Front Turn Signal Lamps
279
Taillamps
280
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
281
Backglass Wiper Blade Replacement
283
Tires
283
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
284
When to Check
284
How to Check
284
Tire Inspection and Rotation
285
When It s Time for New Tires
286
Buying New Tires
286
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
287
Treadwear
288
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
288
Temperature -- A, B, C
288
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
289
Wheel Replacement
289
Used Replacement Wheels
290
Tire Chains
290
Appearance Care
290
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
291
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
291
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
291
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
292
Cleaning Vinyl
292
Cleaning Leather
292
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
293
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
293
Care of Safety Belts
293
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
293
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
293
Weatherstrips
294
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
294
Washing Your Vehicle
294
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
294
Finish Care
295
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
295
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
296
Cleaning Tires
296
Sheet Metal Damage
296
Finish Damage
297
Underbody Maintenance
297
Chemical Paint Spotting
297
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
298
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
299
Engine Identification
299
Service Parts Identification Label
299
Electrical System
300
Add-On Electrical Equipment
300
Headlamps
300
Windshield Wipers
300
Power Windows and Other Power Options
300
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
301
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
301
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
303
Replacement Bulbs
306
Capacities and Specifications
306
Wheels and Tires
306
Capacities
306
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
307
Vehicle Dimensions*
307
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
308
Introduction
309
Your Vehicle and the Environment
309
Maintenance Requirements
309
How This Section is Organized
310
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
311
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
311
Selecting the Right Schedule
311
Short Trip/City Definition Short Trip/City Intervals
312
Short Trip/City Intervals
313
Long Trip/Highway Definition
313
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
314
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
315
Footnotes
315
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
337
Footnotes
337
Engine Oil Level Check
350
Engine Coolant Level Check
350
Tire Inflation Check
350
Restraint System Check
351
Wiper Blade Check
351
Spare Tire Check
351
Weatherstrip Lubrication
351
Key Lock Cylinders Service
351
Body Lubrication Service
351
Starter Switch Check
352
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
352
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
353
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
353
Underbody Flushing Service
353
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
354
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
354
Exhaust System Inspection
354
Engine Cooling System Inspection
354
Throttle System Inspection
355
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All- Wheel Drive) Inspection
355
Brake System Inspection
355
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
356
Part E: Maintenance Record
358
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
360
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
361
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
363
Customer Assistance Offices
363
United States
363
Canada
364
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
364
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
364
Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits
365
Security While You Travel
365
Courtesy Transportation
366
Plan Ahead When Possible
366
Transportation Options
367
Shuttle Service
367
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
367
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
367
Additional Program Information
367
Warranty Information
368
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
368
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
369
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
369

FAQ about the 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Manual

What contains the 2001 Bravada manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Oldsmobile Bravada, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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