2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner's Manual

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette owners manual
Year:
2001
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Silhouette
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2.95 MB

Table of Contents

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette 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
5
5. Problems on the Road
5
6. Service and Appearance Care
6
7. Maintenance Schedule
6
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
9
Vehicle Damage Warnings
10
Vehicle Symbols
11
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Driver s 4-Way Manual Seat
14
Manual Front Passenger Seats
15
8-Way Power Seat (Option)
15
Memory Seat (Option)
16
Heated Front Seats (Option)
17
Reclining Front Seatbacks
17
Head Restraints
19
Rear Seats
19
Seat Controls
19
Flip and Fold Feature
20
Split Bench Seats
21
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
21
Adjusting the Split Bench Seats
22
Removing the Split Bench Seat
23
Replacing the Split Bench Sections
24
Captain s Chairs
27
Adjusting the Captain s Chairs (Second Row)
28
Removing the Captain s Chairs
29
Replacing the Captain s Chairs
30
Stowable Seat
32
Folding the Seatback
32
Removing the Stowable Seat
33
Replacing the Stowable Seat
34
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
35
Why Safety Belts Work
37
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers
40
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
41
Adults
41
Driver Position
41
Lap-Shoulder Belt
41
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
43
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
49
Right Front Passenger Position
50
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
51
How the Air Bag Systems Work
53
Where are the air bags?
53
When should an air bag inflate?
55
What makes an air bag inflate?
55
How does an air bag restrain?
56
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
56
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
58
Safety Belt Pretensioners
58
Rear Seat Passengers
59
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
59
Lap-Shoulder Belt
59
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
62
Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat)
65
Lap Belt
65
Children
66
Infants and Young Children
66
Restraint Systems for Children
70
Where to Put the Restraint
73
Top Strap
73
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
76
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
79
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
79
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Third Row Bench Seat)
83
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
85
Older Children
88
Safety Belt Extender
91
Checking Your Restraint Systems
92
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
92
Section 2 Features and Controls
93
Windows
94
Power Windows
95
Express- Down Windows
95
Side Window Latches
96
Power Rear Quarter Windows (If Equipped)
96
Keys
97
Door Locks
99
Power Door Locks
100
Last Door Closed Locking
101
Automatic Door Locks
101
Sliding Door Delayed Locking
101
Lockout Deterrent
102
Leaving Your Vehicle
102
Remote Keyless Entry System (Option)
102
Operation
103
Remote Driver s Door and All Door Unlock
103
Remote All Door Lock
103
Remote Lock Confirmation (Option)
104
Remote Unlock Confirmation (Option)
104
Remote Alarm (Option)
104
Remote Power Sliding Door Operation (Option)
104
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
105
Battery Replacement
105
Switchbanks
106
Overhead Console Switchbank
107
Instrument Panel Switchbank
107
Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices
108
Entering Programming Mode
109
Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
109
Programmable Modes
109
Automatic Door Locks
110
Programmable Modes
110
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
111
Programmable Modes
112
Remote Driver s Unlock Control
113
Programmable Modes
113
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
114
Programmable Modes
114
Content Theft-Deterrent System
115
Programmable Modes
115
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft- Deterrent System
116
Programmable Modes
117
Exiting Programming Mode
118
Dual Sliding Doors
118
Sliding Door Lock
119
Power Sliding Door (Option)
120
Sliding Door Security Lock
125
Resetting the Power Sliding Door
126
Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock
126
Liftgate
127
Theft
128
Key in the Ignition
128
Parking at Night
129
Parking Lots
129
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
129
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
130
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
130
Arming with Your Key
130
Arming Confirmation
131
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
131
Disarming with Your Key
131
Nuisance Alarms
131
PASS-Key III
132
New Vehicle Break-In
134
Ignition Positions
134
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
135
Starting Your Engine
136
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
137
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
138
Automatic Transaxle Operation
139
Parking Brake
143
Shifting Into PARK (P)
144
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
145
Torque Lock
146
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
146
Parking Over Things That Burn
147
Engine Exhaust
147
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
148
Horn
149
Tilt Wheel
149
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
149
Turn Signal and Lane-Change Indicator
150
Turn Signal On Chime
150
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
151
Flash-to-Pass
151
Windshield Wipers
151
Windshield Washer
152
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
152
Cruise Control
153
Setting Cruise Control
154
Resuming a Set Speed
155
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
155
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
155
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
155
Using Cruise Control on Hills
156
Ending Cruise Control
156
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
156
Exterior Lamps
156
Lamps on Reminder
157
Daytime Running Lamps
157
Fog Lamps
158
Interior Lamps
159
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
159
Interior Lamps Control
159
Interior Lamps Override Switch
159
Illuminated Entry
160
Delayed Illumination
160
Exit Lighting
161
Front Reading Lamps
161
Rear Reading Lamps
162
Dome Lamp
162
Cargo Lamp
162
Battery Saver
162
Mirrors
163
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
163
Power Remote Control Mirrors
163
Convex Outside Mirror
164
Heated Outside Mirrors
164
Storage Compartments
164
Glove Box
164
Compact Overhead Console (Canada Only)
165
Overhead Console (Option)
165
Garage Door Opener Compartment
166
Storage Bin
167
Removing and Replacing the Tray
168
Front Seat Storage Bin
169
Cupholders
169
Rear Storage Compartments and Cupholders
169
Convenience Net (Option)
169
Side Convenience Nets
171
Front Seat Storage Net
171
Convenience Center (Option)
172
Removing the Convenience Center
172
Replacing the Convenience Center
172
Luggage Carrier (Option)
174
Sun Visors
176
Visor Vanity Mirrors
176
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors (If Equipped)
176
Accessory Inflator System (Option)
177
Accessory Power Outlets
179
OnStar System (If Equipped)
180
Safety and Security Services
181
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
182
OnStar System Limitations
182
HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
183
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
183
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
184
Rolling Code Programming
185
Erasing Channels
185
Accessories
185
Your The Instrument Panel Information System
186
Instrument Panel Cluster
188
Speedometer and Tamper Resistant Odometer
189
Dual Trip Odometers
189
Retro-Active Reset
190
Tachometer
190
Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators
191
Safety Belt Reminder Light
191
Air Bag Readiness Light
192
Brake System Warning Light
193
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
194
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
194
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
195
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
196
If the Light Is Flashing
197
If the Light Is On Steady
197
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
198
Fuel Gage
199
Message Center
200
Charging System Indicator Message
200
Service Traction System Warning Message (Option)
200
Traction Active Message (Option)
201
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
202
Low Oil Pressure Message
202
Low Engine Oil Level Message
203
Change Engine Oil Message
204
Power Sliding Door Warning Message
204
Door Ajar Warning Message
205
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
205
PASS-Key III Security Message
206
Low Fuel Warning Message
206
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
207
Compass Variance
208
Setting the Variance
208
Automatic Compass Calibration
208
Manual Compass Calibration
209
Error Displays
209
Trip Computer
209
Resetting the Trip Computer
210
Rear Parking Assist (Option)
210
How the System Works
210
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
212
Comfort Controls
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Air Conditioning with Temperature Control
213
Fan Knob
213
Temperature Knob
213
Mode Knob
213
Mode Buttons
214
Air Conditioning
214
Heating
215
Defogging and Defrosting
215
Air Conditioning with Dual Temperature Control (Option)
216
Fan Knob
216
Driver s Temperature Lever
217
Passenger s Temperature Lever
217
Mode Knob
217
Mode Buttons
218
Air Conditioning
218
Heating
219
Defogging and Defrosting
219
Rear Window Defogger
220
Rear Climate Control (Option)
220
Rear Fan Control
221
Rear Comfort Controls
221
Rear Air Vents
222
Ventilation System
222
Ventilation Tips
223
Audio Systems
223
Setting the Clock
223
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control
224
Playing the Radio
224
Finding a Station
224
Setting the Tone
225
Adjusting the Speakers
226
Using RDS Mode
227
Playing a Compact Disc
229
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
231
Playing the Radio
231
Finding a Station
231
Setting the Tone
232
Adjusting the Speakers
233
Using RDS
234
Playing a Cassette Tape
236
Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat
239
Playing a Compact Disc
239
AM-FM Stereo with 6-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (Option)
241
Playing the Radio
241
Finding a Station
242
Setting the Tone
243
Using RDS Mode
244
Adjusting the Speakers
246
Playing a Compact Disc
247
Using Song List Mode
250
Rear Seat Audio (Option)
252
Theft-Deterrent Feature
253
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
254
Understanding Radio Reception
255
AM
255
FM Stereo
255
Tips About Your Audio System
255
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
256
Care of Your Compact Discs
257
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
257
Integrated Windshield Antenna
257
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
258
Defensive Driving
259
Drunken Driving
260
Control of a Vehicle
263
Braking
263
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
264
Using Anti- Lock
266
Braking in Emergencies
266
Traction Control System (Option)
266
Steering
268
Power Steering
268
Steering Tips
268
Driving on Curves
268
Steering in Emergencies
269
Off-Road Recovery
270
Passing
270
Loss of Control
272
Skidding
272
Driving at Night
273
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
274
Hydroplaning
275
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
276
Driving Through Flowing Water
276
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
276
City Driving
277
Freeway Driving
278
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
279
Highway Hypnosis
280
Hill and Mountain Roads
280
Winter Driving
282
Driving on Snow or Ice
283
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
284
Recreational Vehicle Towing
286
Loading Your Vehicle
286
Electronic Level Control (Option)
288
Towing a Trailer
288
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
289
Weight of the Trailer
290
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
291
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
291
Hitches
292
Safety Chains
292
Trailer Brakes
292
Driving with a Trailer
293
Following Distance
294
Passing
294
Backing Up
294
Making Turns
294
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
295
Driving On Grades
295
Parking on Hills
295
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
296
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
296
Section 5 Problems on the Road
297
Hazard Warning Flashers
298
Other Warning Devices
298
Jump Starting
299
Towing Your Vehicle
305
Engine Overheating
305
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
305
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
306
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
307
Cooling System
308
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
310
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
313
If a Tire Goes Flat
316
Changing a Flat Tire
317
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
318
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
320
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
326
Compact Spare Tire
328
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
329
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
329
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
330
Service
331
Doing Your Own Service Work
331
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
332
Fuel
332
Fuels in Foreign Countries
334
Filling Your Tank
335
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
337
Checking Things Under the Hood
338
Hood Release
338
Engine Compartment Overview
340
Engine Oil
341
Checking Engine Oil
341
When to Add Engine Oil
342
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
343
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
345
What to Do with Used Oil
345
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
346
Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement
347
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
349
Checking the Fluid Level
350
How to Add Fluid
351
Engine Coolant
352
What to Use
353
Checking Coolant
354
Adding Coolant
354
Radiator Pressure Cap
355
Power Steering Fluid
356
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
356
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
356
What to Use
356
Windshield Washer Fluid
357
What to Use
357
Adding Washer Fluid
357
Brakes
358
Brake Fluid
358
What to Add
359
Brake Wear
360
Brake Pedal Travel
360
Brake Adjustment
361
Replacing Brake System Parts
361
Battery
361
Vehicle Storage
362
Bulb Replacement
362
Halogen Bulbs
362
Headlamps
363
Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps
365
Front Sidemarker
367
Taillamps
368
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
369
Tires
371
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
372
When to Check
372
How to Check
372
Tire Inspection and Rotation
373
When It s Time for New Tires
374
Buying New Tires
375
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
376
Treadwear
376
Traction AA, A, B, C
376
Temperature A, B, C
377
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
377
Wheel Replacement
377
Used Replacement Wheels
378
Tire Chains
379
Appearance Care
380
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
380
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
380
Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
381
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
381
Cleaning Vinyl
382
Cleaning Leather
382
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
382
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
382
Care of Safety Belts
383
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
383
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
383
Weatherstrips
383
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
384
Washing Your Vehicle
384
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
384
Finish Care
384
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
385
Cleaning Tires
386
Sheet Metal Damage
386
Finish Damage
386
Underbody Maintenance
387
Chemical Paint Spotting
387
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
388
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
389
Engine Identification
389
Service Parts Identification Label
389
Electrical System
390
Add-On Electrical Equipment
390
Headlamp Wiring
390
Windshield Wipers
390
Power Windows and Other Power Options
390
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
391
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
391
Underhood Fuse and Relay Center
395
Replacement Bulbs
398
Capacities and Specifications
398
Engine Specifications
398
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
399
Vehicle Dimensions
399
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
400
Introduction
401
Your Vehicle and the Environment
401
Maintenance Requirements
401
How This Section is Organized
402
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
403
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
403
Scheduled Maintenance
404
Footnotes
404
Scheduled Maintenance
405
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
405
Scheduled Maintenance
406
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
414
At Each Fuel Fill
414
Engine Oil Level Check
414
Engine Coolant Level Check
414
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
414
At Least Once a Month
414
Tire Inflation Check
414
Cassette Deck Service
414
At Least Twice a Year
415
Restraint System Check
415
Wiper Blade Check
415
Spare Tire Check
415
Weatherstrip Lubrication
415
Automatic Transaxle Check
415
At Least Once a Year
415
Key Lock Cylinders Service
415
Body Lubrication Service
415
Starter Switch Check
416
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
416
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
417
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
417
Underbody Flushing Service
417
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
418
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
418
Exhaust System Inspection
418
Engine Cooling System Inspection
419
Throttle System Inspection
419
Brake System Inspection
419
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
420
Part E: Maintenance Record
422
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
424
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
425
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
427
Customer Assistance Offices
427
United States
427
Canada
428
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
428
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
428
Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits
429
Security While You Travel
429
Canadian Roadside Assistance
430
Courtesy Transportation
430
Plan Ahead When Possible
431
Transportation Options
431
Shuttle Service
431
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
431
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
431
Additional Program Information
432
Warranty Information
432
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
433
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
433
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
434

FAQ about the 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Manual

What contains the 2001 Silhouette manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your Oldsmobile Silhouette, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Oldsmobile Silhouette
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Oldsmobile Silhouette owners can do

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