2002 Buick Park Avenue Owner's Manual

2002 Buick Park Avenue owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Buick
Model:
Park Avenue
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
2.67 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Buick Park Avenue Owner's Manual
1
Copyright General Motors Corp 2001
2
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
3
How to Use this Manual
4
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Damage Warnings
5
Vehicle Symbols
5
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Seats and Seat Controls
8
Power Seats
8
Four-Way Power Lumbar Control (Option)
9
Memory Seat and Mirrors (If Equipped)
9
Heated Seats (Option)
11
Reclining Front Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
13
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
14
Why Safety Belts Work
15
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Adults
20
Driver Position
20
Lap-Shoulder Belt
20
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Air Bag Systems
27
How the Air Bag Systems Work
30
Where are the air bags?
30
When should an air bag inflate?
33
What makes an air bag inflate?
34
How does an air bag restrain?
34
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
34
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
36
Center Passenger Position
36
Lap Belt
36
Rear Seat Passengers
38
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
38
Lap-Shoulder Belt
38
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
41
Children
43
Infants and Young Children
43
Restraint Systems for Children
47
Where to Put the Restraint
50
Top Strap
51
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
57
Older Children
60
Safety Belt Extender
63
Checking Your Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
63
Section 2 Features and Controls
64
Windows
65
Power Windows
66
Express-Down Window
66
Window Lock
66
Keys
67
Door Locks
69
Central Door Unlocking System
70
Power Door Locks
70
Door Ajar Reminder (If Equipped)
70
Automatic Door Locks
70
Customizing Your Automatic Door Locks Feature
71
Delayed Locking
72
Rear Door Security Locks
73
Using One of These Locks
73
Opening a Rear Door When the Security Lock is On
73
Canceling the Rear Door Security Lock
73
Lockout Protection
73
Leaving Your Vehicle
74
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
74
Operation
75
Instant Alarm
75
Personal Choice Features
75
Security Feedback
76
Theft-Deterrent System
77
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
77
Battery Replacement
77
Resynchronization
79
Trunk
79
Trunk Lock Release
80
Remote Trunk Release
80
Remote Trunk Release Lockout
80
Trunk Security Override
80
Trunk Release Handle
81
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
81
Theft
82
Key in the Ignition
82
Parking at Night
82
Parking Lots
82
Content Theft-Deterrent System
83
Testing the Alarm
84
PASS-Key III
84
New Vehicle \Break-In\
86
Ignition Positions
87
Key Reminder Warning
88
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
88
Starting Your Engine
88
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
90
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
90
Automatic Transaxle Operation
91
Parking Brake
94
Shifting Into PARK (P)
95
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
97
Torque Lock
97
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
98
Parking Over Things That Burn
98
Engine Exhaust
99
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
99
Horn
100
Tilt Wheel
100
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
101
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
101
Turn Signal On Chime
102
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
102
Flash-to-Pass Feature
102
Windshield Wipers
103
Rainsense_ II Wipers (If Equipped)
103
Windshield Washer
104
Cruise Control
105
Setting Cruise Control
105
Resuming a Set Speed
106
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
106
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
107
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
107
Using Cruise Control on Hills
107
Ending Cruise Control
107
Erasing Speed Memory
107
Exterior Lamps
108
Lamps On Reminder
108
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
109
Cornering Lamps
109
Twilight Sentinel
110
Light Sensor
110
Interior Lamps
110
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
110
Courtesy Lamps
110
Illuminated Entry System
110
Delayed Entry Lighting
111
Theater Dimming
111
Delayed Exit Lighting
111
Parade Dimming
111
Perimeter Lighting
111
Front Reading Lamps
112
Rear Reading Lamps
113
Trunk Lamp
113
Glove Box Lamp
113
Battery Rundown Protection
113
Mirrors
113
Inside Manual Day/Night Rearview Mirror
113
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass (If Equipped)
114
Mirror Operation
114
Compass Operation
114
Compass Calibration
115
Compass Variance
115
Power Remote Control Outside Rearview Mirrors
116
Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
116
Convex Outside Mirror
117
Automatic Dimming/Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
117
Storage Compartments
117
Glove Box
117
Garage Door Opener Compartment
118
Front Center Console
121
Rear Armrest
122
Rear Storage Armrest (If Equipped)
122
Rear Seat Pass Through
122
Convenience Net
122
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
123
Front Ashtray
123
Rear Ashtray
123
Cigarette Lighter
123
Sun Visors
123
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
123
Auxiliary Power Outlets
124
OnStar System (If Equipped)
125
Cellular Antenna
126
OnStar Services
126
OnStar System Limitations
128
Assist Straps
128
Sunroof (Option)
129
HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
130
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
130
Training a Garage Opener with a \Rolling Code\ Feature (If Equipped)
131
Canadian Programming
132
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
132
Erasing Channels
132
Resetting Defaults
132
Accessories
132
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
133
Trip Odometer
137
Tachometer
137
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
138
Safety Belt Reminder Light
139
Air Bag Readiness Light
139
Battery Warning Light
140
Brake System Warning Light
141
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
142
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
142
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
143
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
144
If the Light Is Flashing
145
If the Light Is On Steady
146
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
147
Oil Pressure Light
147
Service Vehicle Soon Light
148
Security Light
149
Cruise Light
149
Fuel Gage
149
Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
150
DIC Controls and Displays
151
ODO/TRIP (Odometer/Trip)
151
FUEL INFO (Information)
151
GAGE INFO
152
DIC Warnings and Messages
153
DIC Personal Choice Programming
154
Parallel Park Assist
156
Automatic Door Locks
156
Delayed Locking
157
Security Feedback
157
Perimeter Lighting
158
Memory Seat Recall
159
Window Lockout
159
Head-Up Display (HUD) (If Equipped)
160
Care of the HUD
162
If You Can't See The HUD Image When the Ignition is On
162
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) (Option)
162
How the System Works
162
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
164
Comfort Controls
165
Dual Automatic ComforTemp_ Climate Control
165
Mode Buttons
166
Air Conditioning
167
Heating
168
Defogging and Defrosting
168
Rear Window Defogger
168
Passenger Climate Control
169
Personal Choice Comfort Controls (If Equipped)
169
Ventilation System
170
Ventilation Tips
171
Steering Wheel Controls for Climate Control
171
Audio Systems
171
Setting the Clock
171
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
172
Playing the Radio
172
Finding a Station
172
Setting Preset Stations
173
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
173
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
174
Playing a Cassette Tape
174
Cassette Tape Messages
175
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
176
Playing the Radio
176
Finding a Station
176
Setting Preset Stations
177
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
177
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
178
Playing a Cassette Tape
178
Cassette Tape Messages
179
Playing a Compact Disc
180
Compact Disc Messages
181
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
182
Playing a Compact Disc
184
Compact Disc Changer Errors
185
Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped)
186
Theft-Deterrent Feature
186
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
186
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
187
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
188
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
188
Understanding Radio Reception
189
AM
189
FM Stereo
189
Cellular Phone Usage
189
Tips About Your Audio System
190
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
191
Care of Your Compact Discs
192
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
192
Heated Backlite Antenna
192
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
193
Defensive Driving
194
Drunken Driving
195
Control of a Vehicle
198
Braking
198
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
199
Using Anti-Lock
201
Braking in Emergencies
201
Traction Control System (If Equipped)
201
Steering
203
Power Steering
203
Magnetic-Speed Variable Assist Steering (If Equipped)
203
Steering Tips
203
Driving on Curves
203
Steering in Emergencies
204
Off-Road Recovery
205
Passing
205
Loss of Control
207
Skidding
207
Driving at Night
208
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
210
Hydroplaning
211
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
212
Driving Through Flowing Water
212
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
212
City Driving
213
Freeway Driving
214
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
215
Highway Hypnosis
216
Hill and Mountain Roads
216
Winter Driving
218
Driving on Snow or Ice
219
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
220
Recreational Vehicle Towing
222
Dinghy Towing
223
Dolly Towing
223
Loading Your Vehicle
224
Automatic Level Control
226
Towing a Trailer
226
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
227
Weight of the Trailer
227
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
228
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
229
Hitches
229
Safety Chains
229
Trailer Brakes
229
Driving with a Trailer
230
Following Distance
230
Passing
230
Backing Up
230
Making Turns
231
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
231
Driving On Grades
232
Parking on Hills
232
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
233
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
233
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
233
Section 5 Problems on the Road
234
Hazard Warning Flashers
235
Other Warning Devices
235
Jump Starting
236
Towing Your Vehicle
241
Engine Overheating
242
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
242
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
243
Cooling System
244
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
246
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
249
If a Tire Goes Flat
253
Changing a Flat Tire
253
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
254
Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps
256
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
256
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
261
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
262
Compact Spare Tire
263
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
264
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
264
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
265
Service
266
Doing Your Own Service Work
266
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
267
Fuel
267
Gasoline Octane
267
Gasoline Specifications
268
California Fuel
268
Additives
268
Fuels in Foreign Countries
269
Filling Your Tank
270
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
272
Checking Things Under the Hood
273
Hood Release
273
Engine Compartment Overview
275
Engine Oil
276
Checking Engine Oil
276
When to Add Engine Oil
277
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
278
Engine Oil Additives
279
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles Without the GM Oil Life System)
279
When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles With the GM Oil Life System_ Option)
280
How to Reset the Oil Life System (If Equipped)
280
What to Do with Used Oil
281
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
281
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
284
Supercharger Oil
284
When to Check
284
What Kind of Oil to Use
285
How to Check and Add Oil
285
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
285
When to Check and Change
285
How to Check
286
Checking the Fluid Level
286
How to Add Fluid
288
Engine Coolant
289
What to Use
290
Checking Coolant
291
Adding Coolant
291
Radiator Pressure Cap
292
Power Steering Fluid
292
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
292
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
293
What to Use
293
Windshield Washer Fluid
293
What to Use
293
Adding Washer Fluid
294
Brakes
295
Brake Fluid
295
What to Add
296
Brake Wear
297
Brake Pedal Travel
298
Brake Adjustment
298
Replacing Brake System Parts
298
Battery
298
Vehicle Storage
299
Bulb Replacement
299
Halogen Bulbs
299
Headlamps
300
Headlamp Aiming
302
Front Turn Signal
304
Rear Quarterpanel Turn Signal Lamps and Stoplamps
305
Trunk-Mounted Rear Turn Signals, Stoplamps and Back-Up Lamps
307
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
310
Tires
312
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
313
When to Check
313
How to Check
313
Check Tire Pressure System (If Equipped)
314
Tire Inspection and Rotation
315
When It's Time for New Tires
316
Buying New Tires
317
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
318
Treadwear
318
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
318
Temperature -- A, B, C
319
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
319
Wheel Replacement
319
Used Replacement Wheels
320
Tire Chains
321
Appearance Care
321
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
322
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
322
Using Cleaner on Fabric
322
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
323
Cleaning Vinyl
323
Cleaning Leather
323
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
324
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
324
Cleaning Speaker Covers
324
Care of Safety Belts
324
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
325
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
325
Weatherstrips
325
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
326
Washing Your Vehicle
326
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
326
Finish Care
326
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
327
Cleaning Tires
327
Sheet Metal Damage
328
Finish Damage
328
Underbody Maintenance
328
Chemical Paint Spotting
328
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
329
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
330
Engine Identification
330
Service Parts Identification Label
330
Electrical System
331
Add-On Electrical Equipment
331
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
331
Main and Auxiliary Instrument Panel Fuse Blocks
332
Main Instrument Panel Fuse Block
332
Auxiliary Instrument Panel Fuse Block
334
Underhood Fuse Block
334
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
337
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
339
Replacement Bulbs
340
Capacities and Specifications
340
Capacities
340
Wheel Nut Torque
341
Engine Specifications
341
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
341
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
341
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
342
Introduction
343
Your Vehicle and the Environment
343
Maintenance Requirements
343
How This Section is Organized
344
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
345
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
345
Selecting the Right Schedule
345
Short Trip/City Definition
346
Short Trip/City Intervals
346
Long Trip/Highway Definition
347
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
348
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
349
Footnotes
363
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
363
Footnotes
363
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
372
At Each Fuel Fill
372
Engine Oil Level Check
372
Engine Coolant Level Check
372
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
372
At Least Once a Month
372
Tire Inflation Check
372
Cassette Deck Service
372
At Least Twice a Year
373
Restraint System Check
373
Wiper Blade Check
373
Weatherstrip Lubrication
373
Automatic Transaxle Check
373
At Least Once a Year
373
Key Lock Cylinders Service
373
Body Lubrication Service
373
Starter Switch Check
374
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
374
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
375
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
375
Underbody Flushing Service
375
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
376
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
376
Exhaust System Inspection
376
Fuel System Inspection
377
Engine Cooling System Inspection
377
Throttle System Inspection
377
Brake System Inspection
377
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
378
Part E: Maintenance Record
380
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
384
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
385
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
387
Customer Assistance Offices
387
United States
387
Canada
388
All Overseas Locations
388
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
388
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
388
Roadside Assistance
389
Canadian Roadside Assistance
390
Courtesy Transportation
391
Plan Ahead When Possible
391
Transportation Options
391
Shuttle Service
391
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
392
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
392
Additional Program Information
392
Warranty Information
393
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
393
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
394
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
394
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
395
Service Manuals
395
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
395
Service Bulletins
395
Owner's Information
395
Current and Past Model Order Forms
395

FAQ about the 2002 Buick Park Avenue Manual

What contains the 2002 Park Avenue manual?

The Buick Park Avenue owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Park Avenue. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Park Avenue 2002 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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