2002 Buick Regal Owner's Manual

2002 Buick Regal owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Buick
Model:
Regal
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
2.51 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Buick Regal 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
Two-Way Manual Front Seats
8
Six-Way Power Seats (If Equipped)
9
Heated Seats (If Equipped)
9
Reclining Front Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Split Folding Rear Seat
12
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
12
Why Safety Belts Work
14
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Adults
18
Driver Position
18
Lap-Shoulder Belt
18
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Right Front Passenger Position
26
Air Bag Systems
26
How the Air Bag Systems Work
29
Where are the air bags?
29
When should an air bag inflate?
31
What makes an air bag inflate?
32
How does an air bag restrain?
32
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
32
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
34
Rear Seat Passengers
34
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
34
Lap-Shoulder Belt
34
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
38
Center Passenger Position
40
Lap Belt
41
Children
42
Infants and Young Children
42
Restraint Systems for Children
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
49
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
51
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
53
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
56
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
58
Older Children
61
Safety Belt Extender
64
Checking Your Restraint Systems
64
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
64
Power Windows
67
Express-Down Window
67
Keys
68
Door Locks
70
Power Door Locks
71
Programmable Automatic Power Door Locks
71
Programmable Modes
71
Rear-Door Child Security Locks
73
Lockout Protection Feature
73
Leaving Your Vehicle
73
Remote Keyless Entry
74
Operation
75
Panic Alarm
75
Security Feedback
75
Delayed Locking
77
Illumination on Remote Activation
79
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
79
Battery Replacement
79
Trunk
81
Trunk Lock
81
Remote Trunk Release
81
Trunk Assist Handle (If Equipped)
82
Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
83
Trunk Release Sensor TrapAlert_ System (If Equipped)
84
Disabling the Trunk Release Sensor
85
Servicing the Trunk Release Sensor
86
Theft
86
Key in the Ignition
86
Parking at Night
86
Parking Lots
86
PASS-Key II
87
New Vehicle \Break-In\
88
Ignition Positions
88
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
89
Starting Your Engine
90
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
91
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
92
Automatic Transaxle Operation
92
Parking Brake
97
Shifting Into PARK (P)
98
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
99
Torque Lock
99
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
100
Shift Lock Release
100
Parking Over Things That Burn
101
Engine Exhaust
102
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
102
Horn
103
Tilt Wheel
103
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
104
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
104
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
105
Flash-to-Pass Feature
105
Windshield Wipers
106
Windshield Washer
107
Cruise Control
107
Setting Cruise Control
108
Resuming a Set Speed
108
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
108
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
109
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
109
Using Cruise Control on Hills
109
Ending Cruise Control
109
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
109
Exterior Lamps
110
Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control
110
Delayed Headlamp Illumination
111
Fog Lamps
112
Cornering Lamps
112
Interior Lamps
113
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
113
Courtesy Lamps
113
Illuminated Entry
113
Delayed Entry Lighting
114
Delayed Exit Lighting
114
Perimeter Lighting
114
Rearview Mirror Reading Lamps
115
Dome Lamp (If Equipped)
115
Battery Rundown Protection
115
Mirrors
116
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
116
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (If Equipped)
116
Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
117
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (If Equipped)
117
Power Outside Foldaway Rearview Mirrors
118
Convex Outside Mirror
119
Automatic Dimming/Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
119
Storage Compartments
120
Glove Box
120
Center Console
120
Rear Storage Armrest
120
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
121
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
121
Sun Visors
122
Visor Vanity Mirrors
122
Lighted Vanity Mirrors
122
Auxiliary Power Outlet
122
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
123
OnStar System (If Equipped)
124
Cellular Antenna
125
OnStar Services
126
OnStar System Limitations
127
Sunroof (Option)
128
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
129
Instrument Panel Cluster
130
Speedometer and Odometer
131
Trip Odometer
131
Tachometer (Option)
131
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
132
Safety Belt Reminder Light
132
Air Bag Readiness Light
133
Charging System Light
134
Brake System Warning Light
134
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
135
Traction Control System Warning Light
136
Low Traction Light
136
Engine Coolant Temperature Light
137
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
137
Low Coolant Warning Light
138
Low Tire Light
138
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
139
If the Light Is Flashing
140
If the Light Is On Steady
140
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
141
Oil Pressure Light
142
Low Oil Level Light
143
Change Oil Soon Light
143
Security Light
144
Cruise Light
144
Service Vehicle Soon Light
144
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
144
Door/Trunk Ajar Warning Light
145
Fuel Gage
145
Low Fuel Light
146
Driver Information Center (Option)
146
Control Buttons
147
Modes
148
Dual ComforTemp_ Climate Control
150
FAN:
150
DRIVER (Driver's Side Temperature):
150
PASSENGER (Passenger's Side Temperature):
150
Mode Knob
151
Mode Button
151
Dual Automatic ComforTemp_ Climate Control (If Equipped)
152
Manual Control
152
Heating
154
Heating (Engine Coolant Heater)
155
Air Conditioning
155
Defogging and Defrosting
155
Setting the Clock
158
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control
158
Playing the Radio
159
Finding a Station
159
Setting Preset Stations
160
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
160
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
161
Playing a Cassette Tape
161
Cassette Tape Messages
162
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
163
Playing the Radio
163
Finding a Station
163
Setting Preset Stations
164
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
165
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
165
Playing a Cassette Tape
165
Cassette Tape Messages
167
Playing a Compact Disc
167
Compact Disc Messages
168
Theft-Deterrent Feature
169
Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
169
Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
170
Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
170
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
171
Understanding Radio Reception
172
AM
172
FM Stereo
172
Tips About Your Audio System
172
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
173
Care of Your Compact Discs
174
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
174
Backglass Antenna
174
Diversity Antenna System (If Equipped)
175
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
176
Defensive Driving
177
Drunken Driving
178
Control of a Vehicle
181
Braking
181
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
182
Using Anti-Lock
184
Braking in Emergencies
184
Full-Range Traction Control System (With 3800 Supercharged V6 Engine)
184
Traction Control System (3800 V6 Engine)
186
Steering
187
Power Steering
187
Magnetic Speed Variable Assist Steering
187
Steering Tips
187
Driving on Curves
187
Steering in Emergencies
188
Off-Road Recovery
189
Passing
190
Loss of Control
191
Skidding
191
Driving at Night
192
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
194
Hydroplaning
195
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
196
Driving Through Flowing Water
196
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
196
City Driving
197
Freeway Driving
198
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
199
Highway Hypnosis
200
Hill and Mountain Roads
201
Winter Driving
202
Driving on Snow or Ice
203
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
205
Recreational Vehicle Towing
206
Dinghy Towing
207
Dolly Towing
208
Loading Your Vehicle
208
Towing a Trailer
210
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
211
Weight of the Trailer
212
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
212
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
213
Hitches
213
Safety Chains
214
Trailer Brakes
214
Driving with a Trailer
214
Following Distance
215
Passing
215
Backing Up
215
Making Turns
215
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
216
Driving On Grades
216
Parking on Hills
216
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
217
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
217
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
217
Section 5 Problems on the Road
218
Hazard Warning Flashers
219
Other Warning Devices
219
Jump Starting
220
Towing Your Vehicle
226
Engine Overheating
226
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
227
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
227
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
229
Cooling System
230
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
232
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
234
If a Tire Goes Flat
239
Changing a Flat Tire
239
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
240
Removing the Wheel Center Caps
242
Removing the Wheel Covers (If Equipped)
243
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
243
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
248
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
249
Compact Spare Tire
250
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
251
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
252
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
255
Service
256
Doing Your Own Service Work
256
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
257
Fuel
257
Gasoline Octane
257
Gasoline Specifications
258
California Fuel
258
Additives
259
Fuels in Foreign Countries
259
Filling Your Tank
260
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
262
Checking Things Under the Hood
262
Hood Release
263
Engine Compartment Overview
264
Engine Oil
266
Checking Engine Oil
266
When to Add Engine Oil
267
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
268
Engine Oil Additives
270
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System_)
270
How to Reset the Change Oil Soon Light
271
What to Do with Used Oil
271
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
272
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
273
Supercharger Oil
274
When to Check
274
What Kind of Oil to Use
274
How to Check and Add Oil
275
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
275
When to Check and Change
275
How to Check
276
Checking the Fluid Level
276
How to Add Fluid
278
Engine Coolant
279
What to Use
280
Checking Coolant
281
Adding Coolant
281
Radiator Pressure Cap
282
Power Steering Fluid
283
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
283
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
283
What to Use
284
Windshield Washer Fluid
284
What to Use
284
Adding Washer Fluid
284
Brakes
285
Brake Fluid
285
What to Add
286
Brake Wear
287
Brake Pedal Travel
288
Brake Adjustment
288
Replacing Brake System Parts
288
Battery
289
Vehicle Storage
289
Bulb Replacement
290
Halogen Bulbs
290
Headlamps
290
Headlamp Aiming
291
Front Parking and Turn Signal Lamps
293
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
294
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lamps
295
Back-Up Lamps
296
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
297
Tires
298
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
299
When to Check
299
How to Check
299
Tire Inflation Monitor System
300
Tire Inspection and Rotation
301
When It's Time for New Tires
303
Buying New Tires
304
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
305
Treadwear
305
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
305
Temperature -- A, B, C
306
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
306
Wheel Replacement
306
Used Replacement Wheels
307
Tire Chains
308
Appearance Care
309
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
309
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
310
Using Cleaner on Fabric
310
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
311
Cleaning Vinyl
311
Cleaning Leather
311
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
312
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
312
Care of Safety Belts
312
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
312
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
313
Weatherstrips
313
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
313
Washing Your Vehicle
313
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
314
Finish Care
314
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
315
Cleaning Tires
315
Sheet Metal Damage
315
Finish Damage
316
Underbody Maintenance
316
Chemical Paint Spotting
316
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
317
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
318
Engine Identification
318
Service Parts Identification Label
318
Electrical System
319
Add-On Electrical Equipment
319
Headlamp Wiring
319
Windshield Wipers
319
Power Windows and Other Power Options
319
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
320
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
320
Underhood Fuse Block
323
Replacement Bulbs
325
Capacities and Specifications
326
Engine Specifications
326
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
326
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
326
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
327
Introduction
328
Your Vehicle and the Environment
328
Maintenance Requirements
328
How This Section is Organized
329
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
330
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
330
Scheduled Maintenance
331
Footnotes
331
Scheduled Maintenance
332
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
332
Scheduled Maintenance
335
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
342
At Each Fuel Fill
342
Engine Oil Level Check
342
Engine Coolant Level Check
342
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
342
At Least Once a Month
342
Tire Inflation Check
342
Cassette Deck Service
342
At Least Twice a Year
343
Restraint System Check
343
Wiper Blade Check
343
Weatherstrip Lubrication
343
Automatic Transaxle Check
343
At Least Once a Year
343
Key Lock Cylinders Service
343
Body Lubrication Service
343
Starter Switch Check
344
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
344
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
345
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
345
Underbody Flushing Service
345
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
346
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
346
Exhaust System Inspection
346
Fuel System Inspection
347
Engine Cooling System Inspection
347
Throttle System Inspection
347
Brake System Inspection
347
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
348
Part E: Maintenance Record
350
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
357
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
358
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
360
Customer Assistance Offices
360
United States
360
Canada
361
All Overseas Locations
361
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
361
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
361
Roadside Assistance
362
Canadian Roadside Assistance
363
Courtesy Transportation
364
Plan Ahead When Possible
364
Transportation Options
364
Shuttle Service
364
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
365
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
365
Additional Program Information
365
Warranty Information
366
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
366
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
367
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
367
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
368
Service Manuals
368
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
368
Service Bulletins
368
Owner's Information
368
Current and Past Model Order Forms
368

FAQ about the 2002 Buick Regal Manual

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
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  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Regal
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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