2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual

2002 Buick Rendezvous owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Buick
Model:
Rendezvous
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(5)

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3.69 MB

Table of Contents

2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2001
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Table of Contents:
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1. Seats and Restraints 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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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
10
Vehicle Symbols
10
Service Station Guide
12
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Driver s Four-Way Manual Seat
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Manual Front Passenger Seats
15
Six-Way Power Seat (Option)
15
Manual Lumbar
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Memory Seat (Option)
16
Heated Front Seats (Option)
17
Reclining Front Seatbacks
18
Head Restraints
19
Rear Seats
20
Split Bench Seats (If Equipped)
20
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
20
Removing the Split Bench Seat
22
Replacing the Split Bench Sections
23
Captain s Chairs (If Equipped)
26
Removing the Captain s Chairs
27
Replacing the Captain s Chairs
28
Stowable Seat (Option)
30
Folding the Seatback
30
Removing the Stowable Seat
31
Replacing the Stowable Seat
32
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
33
Why Safety Belts Work
34
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
37
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
38
Adults
38
Driver Position
38
Lap-Shoulder Belt
38
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
41
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
47
Right Front Passenger Position
48
Air Bag Systems
49
How the Air Bag Systems Work
51
Where are the air bags?
51
When should an air bag inflate?
54
What makes an air bag inflate?
54
How does an air bag restrain?
55
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
55
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
57
Center Passenger Position
57
Lap-Shoulder Belt
57
Rear Seat Passengers
60
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
60
Lap-Shoulder Belt
61
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
64
Children
68
Infants and Young Children
68
Restraint Systems for Children
71
Where to Put the Restraint
74
Top Strap
75
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
79
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
81
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
82
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (Bench Seat)
84
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
86
Older Children
89
Safety Belt Extender
91
Checking Your Restraint Systems
92
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
92
Section 2 Features and Controls
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Windows
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Power Windows
95
Express- Down Feature
95
Passenger Window Lock Feature
95
Keys
96
Door Locks
98
Power Door Locks
99
Delayed Locking
99
Automatic Door Lock/Unlock
100
Rear Door Child Security Locks
100
Canceling the Rear Door Child Security Locks
101
Lockout Prevention
101
Leaving Your Vehicle
101
Remote Keyless Entry System (Option)
101
Operation
103
Remote Driver Door Unlock
103
Remote All Door Lock
103
Remote Liftgate Unlock
103
Remote Lock Confirmation
103
Remote Unlock Confirmation
103
Remote Alarm
104
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
104
Battery Replacement
104
Center Console Switchbank
105
Vehicle Customization
106
Entering Programming Mode
106
Headlamp Exit Delay
107
Programmable Modes
107
Automatic Door Lock/Unlock
108
Programmable Modes
108
Delayed Locking
110
Programmable Modes
110
Remote Driver s Door Unlock
111
Programmable Modes
111
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
111
Programmable Modes
112
Exiting Programming Mode
113
Liftgate
113
Liftgate Release
114
Theft
114
Key in the Ignition
114
Parking at Night
115
Parking Lots
115
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
115
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
116
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
116
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
117
Disarming with Your Key
117
PASS-Key III
117
New Vehicle Break-In
120
Ignition Positions
120
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
121
Starting Your Engine
122
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
123
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
124
Automatic Transaxle Operation
124
Parking Brake
129
Shifting Into PARK (P)
130
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
131
Torque Lock
132
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
132
Parking Over Things That Burn
133
Engine Exhaust
133
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
134
Horn
134
Tilt Wheel
135
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
136
Turn Signal On Chime
136
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
137
Flash-to-Pass
137
Windshield Wipers
137
Windshield Washer
138
Rear Window Washer/Wiper (If Equipped)
138
Cruise Control (Option)
139
Setting Cruise Control
139
Resuming a Set Speed
140
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
140
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
141
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
141
Using Cruise Control on Hills
141
Ending Cruise Control
141
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
141
Exterior Lamps
142
Automatic Headlamp Control
142
Lamps on Reminder
143
Daytime Running Lamps
143
Fog Lamps
144
Interior Lamps
144
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
144
Interior Lamps Control
145
Illuminated Entry
145
Delayed Lighting
145
Exit Lighting
146
Perimeter Lighting
146
Headlamp Exit Delay
147
Front Reading Lamps
147
Rear Reading Lamps
147
Cargo Lamp/Reading Lamp
148
Battery Saver
148
Mirrors
148
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
148
Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
149
Power Outside Rearview Mirrors
149
Convex Outside Mirror
150
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
150
Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
150
Storage Compartments
151
Glove Box
151
Overhead Consoles (If Equipped)
151
Garage Door Opener Compartment
152
Storage Compartment (If Equipped)
153
Sunglass Storage Compartment
153
Floor Console Storage
153
Front Armrest Storage Compartment
153
Cell Phone Storage Compartment
154
Cupholders
154
Rear Convenience Net
154
Rear Convenience Center (Option)
155
Removing the Extended Rear Convenience Center
155
Replacing the Extended Rear Convenience Center
156
Removing the Rear Convenience Center When the Vehicle has the Third Row Stowable Seat
157
Replacing the Rear Convenience Center When the Vehicle has the Third Row Stowable Seat
157
Roof Rack System (Option)
158
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
161
Sun Visors
161
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors
161
Accessory Inflator System (Option)
162
Accessory Power Outlets
163
OnStar System (Option)
164
Safety and Security Services
165
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
166
OnStar System Limitations
167
Sunroof (Option)
168
HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
169
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
169
Training a Garage Door Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
170
Canadian Programming
171
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
171
Erasing Channels
171
Resetting Defaults
171
Accessories
171
Your Information System -- The Instrument Panel
172
Instrument Panel Cluster
174
Speedometer and Tamper Resistant Odometer
175
Trip Odometers
175
Retro-Active Reset
176
Tachometer
176
Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators
177
Safety Belt Reminder Light
177
Air Bag Readiness Light
178
Brake System Warning Light
179
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
180
Traction Control System Warning Light (If Equipped)
180
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
181
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
182
If the Light Is Flashing
184
If the Light Is On Steady
184
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
185
Fuel Gage
186
Message Center
187
Charging System Indicator Message
187
Service Traction System Warning Message (Option)
187
Traction Active Message (Option)
188
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
188
Low Oil Pressure Message
189
Low Engine Oil Level Message
190
Change Engine Oil Message
190
Door Ajar Warning Message
191
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
191
PASS-Key III Security Message
192
Low Fuel Warning Message
192
Low Brake Fluid Warning Message
193
Low Washer Fluid Warning Message
193
Service Vehicle Soon Message
194
AWD Disable Warning Message (Option)
194
Program Mode Message
195
Key Fob Battery Low Warning Message
195
Park Lamp Warning Message
196
Highbeam Out Warning Message
196
Low Tire Pressure Message (If Equipped)
197
Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
197
Driver Information Center (DIC) Messages
198
Compass Variance
200
Automatic Compass Calibration
200
Manual Compass Calibration
200
Driver Information Center (DIC) Vehicle Customization
201
Entering Programming Mode
202
Headlamp Exit Delay
203
Interior Lighting Delay
204
Interior Lighting On
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Auto Door Lock
206
Auto Door Unlock
206
Delayed Locking
208
Remote Door Unlock
209
Unlock Feedback
210
Lock Feedback
211
Seat Recall
212
Tilt Mirror
213
Exiting Programming Mode
213
Head-Up Display (HUD) (Option)
214
Rear Parking Assist (RPA) (Option)
217
How the System Works
218
When the System Does Not Seem to Work Properly
219
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
221
Dual Manual Comfort Control
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Fan Knob
221
Temperature Knob
221
Mode Knob
221
Mode Buttons
222
Air Conditioning
222
Heating
223
Defogging and Defrosting
223
Dual Automatic ComforTemp Climate Control (If Equipped)
224
Automatic Control
224
Driver s Temperature Control
224
Passenger s Temperature Control
225
Manual Control
225
Mode Button
225
Mode Buttons
226
Air Conditioning
226
Heating
227
Defogging and Defrosting
227
Rear Window Defogger
228
Ventilation System
229
Ventilation Tips
229
Audio Systems
230
Setting the Clock
230
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control and Radio Data Systems (RDS)
230
Playing the Radio
230
Finding a Station
231
Setting Preset Stations
231
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
232
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
232
Using RDS
234
Finding a PTY Station
234
Setting PTY Preset Stations
235
RDS Messages
235
Radio Messages
236
Playing a Compact Disc
236
Compact Disc Errors
237
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control and Radio Data Systems (RDS) (If Equipped)
238
Playing the Radio
238
Finding a Station
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Setting Preset Stations
239
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
239
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
240
Using RDS
241
Finding a PTY Station
242
Setting PTY Preset Stations
242
RDS Messages
243
Radio Messages
243
Playing a Cassette Tape
244
Cassette Tape Messages
245
Playing a Compact Disc
245
Compact Disc Errors
246
AM- FM Stereo with Six- Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
247
Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
247
Setting Preset Stations
248
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
248
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
249
Using RDS
250
Finding a PTY Station
250
Setting PTY Preset Stations
251
RDS Messages
251
Playing a Compact Disc
252
Playing a Specific Loaded Compact Disc
253
Using Song List Mode
255
Compact Disc Messages
257
Theft-Deterrent Feature
257
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
258
Understanding Radio Reception
259
AM
259
FM Stereo
259
Tips About Your Audio System
259
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
260
Care of Your Compact Discs
261
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
261
Integrated Windshield Antenna
261
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
262
Your Driving, the Road and Your Vehicle
263
Driver Behavior
263
Driving Environment
264
Vehicle Design
264
Defensive Driving
264
Drunken Driving
265
Control of a Vehicle
268
Braking
268
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
269
Using Anti-Lock
271
Braking in Emergencies
271
Traction Control System (If Equipped)
271
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System (Option)
273
Steering
273
Power Steering
273
Steering Tips
273
Driving on Curves
273
Steering in Emergencies
274
Off-Road Recovery
275
Passing
276
Loss of Control
277
Skidding
277
Driving at Night
278
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
280
Hydroplaning
281
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
282
Driving Through Flowing Water
282
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
282
City Driving
283
Freeway Driving
284
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
285
Highway Hypnosis
286
Hill and Mountain Roads
287
Winter Driving
289
Driving on Snow or Ice
290
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
291
Recreational Vehicle Towing
293
Dinghy Towing
294
Dolly Towing
294
Loading Your Vehicle
295
Electronic Level Control (Option)
297
Towing a Trailer
297
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
299
Weight of the Trailer
299
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
300
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
301
Hitches
301
Safety Chains
301
Trailer Brakes
301
Driving with a Trailer
302
Following Distance
303
Passing
303
Backing Up
303
Making Turns
303
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
304
Driving On Grades
304
Parking on Hills
304
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
305
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
305
Section 5 Problems on the Road
306
Hazard Warning Flashers
307
Other Warning Devices
307
Jump Starting
308
Towing Your Vehicle
314
Engine Overheating
314
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
314
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
315
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
316
Cooling System
317
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
319
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
321
If a Tire Goes Flat
324
Changing a Flat Tire
325
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
326
Removing the Spare Tire (Vehicles without the Rear Convenience/ Cargo Tray)
327
Removing the Spare Tire (Vehicles with the Rear Convenience/ Cargo Tray) (Optional)
329
Secondary Latch System
331
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
334
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
338
Storing the Flat Tire (Vehicles without the Stowable Seat and without the Rear Convenience/ Cargo Tray)
341
Storing the Flat Tire (Vehicles with the Rear Convenience/ Cargo Tray) (Option)
342
Storing the Flat Tire (Vehicles with the Stowable Seat) (Option)
343
Storing the Flat Tire with the Stowable Seatback Folded Flat
344
Compact Spare Tire
345
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
346
If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
346
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
347
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
348
Service
349
Doing Your Own Service Work
349
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
350
Fuel
350
Gasoline Octane
350
Gasoline Specifications
351
California Fuel
351
Additives
352
Fuels in Foreign Countries
352
Filling Your Tank
353
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
355
Checking Things Under the Hood
355
Hood Release
356
Engine Compartment Overview
357
Engine Oil
358
Checking Engine Oil
358
When to Add Engine Oil
359
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
360
Engine Oil Additives
361
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
361
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
362
What to Do with Used Oil
362
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
363
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
364
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
366
When to Check and Change
366
How to Check
367
Checking the Fluid Level
367
How to Add Fluid
369
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
370
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit)
370
When to Check Lubricant
370
How to Check Lubricant
370
What to Use
370
Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear Drive Module)
371
When to Check and Change Lubricant
371
How to Check Lubricant
371
What to Use
371
Engine Coolant
372
What to Use
373
Checking Coolant
374
Adding Coolant
374
Radiator Pressure Cap
375
Power Steering Fluid
375
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
376
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
376
What to Use
376
Windshield Washer Fluid
376
What to Use
376
Adding Washer Fluid
377
Brakes
378
Brake Fluid
378
What to Add
379
Brake Wear
380
Brake Pedal Travel
381
Brake Adjustment
381
Replacing Brake System Parts
381
Battery
381
Vehicle Storage
382
Bulb Replacement
382
Halogen Bulbs
382
Headlamps
383
Front Turn Signal/ Parking/ Sidemarker Lamps
385
Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps (Liftgate Mounted)
385
Outboard Taillamps, Brake Lamps and Turn Signals
386
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
386
Tires
388
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
389
When to Check
389
How to Check
389
Check Tire Pressure System (If Equipped)
390
Tire Inspection and Rotation
391
When It s Time for New Tires
393
Buying New Tires
393
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
394
Treadwear
395
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
395
Temperature -- A, B, C
395
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
396
Wheel Replacement
396
Used Replacement Wheels
397
Tire Chains
397
Appearance Care
398
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
399
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
399
Using Cleaner on Fabric
399
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
399
Cleaning Vinyl
400
Cleaning Leather
400
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
400
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
401
Care of Safety Belts
401
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
401
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
402
Weatherstrips
402
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
402
Washing Your Vehicle
402
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
403
Finish Care
403
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
404
Cleaning Tires
404
Sheet Metal Damage
404
Finish Damage
405
Underbody Maintenance
405
Chemical Paint Spotting
405
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
406
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
407
Engine Identification
407
Service Parts Identification Label
407
Electrical System
408
Add-On Electrical Equipment
408
Headlamp Wiring
408
Windshield Wipers
408
Power Windows and Other Power Options
408
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
409
Floor Console Fuse Block
409
Underhood Fuse Block
411
Replacement Bulbs
415
Capacities and Specifications
415
Engine Specifications
416
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
416
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
417
Introduction
418
Your Vehicle and the Environment
418
Maintenance Requirements
418
How This Section is Organized
419
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
420
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
420
Scheduled Maintenance
421
Footnotes
421
Scheduled Maintenance
422
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
422
Scheduled Maintenance
423
Scheduled Maintenance
425
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
432
At Each Fuel Fill
432
Engine Oil Level Check
432
Engine Coolant Level Check
432
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
432
At Least Once a Month
432
Tire Inflation Check
432
Cassette Deck Service
432
At Least Twice a Year
433
Restraint System Check
433
Wiper Blade Check
433
Spare Tire Check
433
Weatherstrip Lubrication
433
Automatic Transaxle Check
433
At Least Once a Year
434
Key Lock Cylinders Service
434
Body Lubrication Service
434
Starter Switch Check
434
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
435
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
435
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
436
Underbody Flushing Service
436
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
437
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
437
Exhaust System Inspection
437
Fuel System Inspection
437
Engine Cooling System Inspection
437
Throttle System Inspection
438
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) and Carrier Assembly - Differential (Rear Drive Module) All- Wheel Drive Inspection
438
Brake System Inspection
438
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
439
Part E: Maintenance Record
441
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
443
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
444
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
446
Customer Assistance Offices
446
United States
446
Canada
447
All Overseas Locations
447
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
447
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
447
Roadside Assistance
448
Canadian Roadside Assistance
449
Courtesy Transportation
450
Plan Ahead When Possible
450
Transportation Options
450
Shuttle Service
450
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
451
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
451
Additional Program Information
451
Warranty Information
452
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
452
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
453
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
453

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