2002 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Impala owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Impala
Rating:
(4)

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2.69 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Chevrolet Impala 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
Manual Front Seat
8
Six-Way Power Seat (If Equipped)
9
Manual Lumbar (If Equipped)
9
Heated Front Seat (Option)
10
Reclining Front Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Split Folding Rear Seat (If Equipped)
12
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
14
Why Safety Belts Work
16
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Adults
20
Driver Position
20
Lap-Shoulder Belt
20
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Air Bag Systems
28
How the Air Bag Systems Work
31
Where are the air bags?
31
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?
35
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
37
Center Front Passenger Position
37
Lap Belt
38
Rear Seat Passengers
39
Rear Seat Passenger Positions
39
Lap-Shoulder Belt
39
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
42
Children
44
Infants and Young Children
44
Restraint Systems for Children
48
Where to Put the Restraint
51
Top Strap
52
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
53
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
55
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
56
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
66
Section 2 Features and Controls
67
Windows
68
Power Windows
69
Express-Down Window
69
Lock-Out Switch
69
Keys
70
Door Locks
72
Power Door Locks
73
Programmable Automatic Power Door Locks
73
Rear-Door Security Locks
74
Lockout Protection Feature
74
Leaving Your Vehicle
74
Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)
75
Operation
76
Transmitter Verification (If Equipped)
77
Illumination on Remote Activation
77
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
77
Battery Replacement
78
Resynchronization
79
Trunk
79
Trunk Lock
80
Remote Trunk Release
80
Trunk Assist Handle
80
Trunk Release Handle
81
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
81
Trunk Release Sensor TrapAlert_ System (If Equipped)
82
Disabling the Trunk Release Sensor
83
Servicing the Trunk Release Sensor
84
Theft
84
Key in the Ignition
84
Parking at Night
84
Parking Lots
84
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
85
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
85
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
86
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
86
Disarming with Your Key
86
Vehicle Customization Settings
86
Passlock
96
New Vehicle \Break-In\
96
Ignition Positions
97
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
98
Starting Your Engine
98
Starting Your 3400 V6 Engine
98
Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
99
Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
100
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
101
Automatic Transaxle Operation
102
Parking Brake
106
Shifting Into PARK (P)
107
Column Shift
108
Console Shift
109
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
109
Torque Lock
110
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
110
Parking Over Things That Burn
111
Engine Exhaust
111
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
112
Horn
112
Tilt Wheel
113
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
113
Turn Signal and Lane-Change Indicator
114
Turn Signal On Chime
114
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
114
Flash-to-Pass Feature
115
Windshield Wipers
115
Windshield Washer
116
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
117
Setting Cruise Control
117
Resuming a Set Speed
118
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
119
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
119
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
119
Using Cruise Control on Hills
120
Ending Cruise Control
120
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
120
Exterior Lamps
120
Daytime Running Lamps/Automatic Headlamp Control
121
Delayed Headlamp Illumination
122
Fog Lamps (If Equipped)
122
Interior Lamps
123
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
123
Courtesy Lamps
123
Illuminated Entry (If Equipped)
123
Delayed Entry Lighting
124
Delayed Exit Lighting
124
Parade Mode
125
Rearview Mirror Reading Lamps
125
Reading Lamps (If Equipped)
125
Dome Lamp (If Equipped)
125
Battery Rundown Protection
125
Mirrors
125
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Map Lamps
126
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (Option)
126
Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
127
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStar and Map Lamps (Option)
128
Power Outside Rearview Mirrors
129
Convex Outside Mirror
129
Heated Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
129
Storage Compartments
130
Glove Box
130
Front Armrest (If Equipped)
130
Center Console (If Equipped)
130
Rear Seat Armrest and Cupholder (If Equipped)
130
Trunk Convenience Net (If Equipped)
130
Ashtrays and Lighter
131
Sun Visors
131
Visor Vanity Mirrors
131
Accessory Power Outlet
132
Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
134
OnStar System (If Equipped)
135
Cellular Antenna
136
OnStar Services
136
OnStar System Limitations
138
Assist Handles (If Equipped)
138
Garment Hooks
138
Power Sunroof (Option)
139
HomeLink Transmitter (Option)
140
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
141
Training a Garage Door Opener with a \Rolling Code\ Feature (If Equipped)
142
Canadian Programming
143
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
143
Erasing Channels
143
Resetting Defaults
143
Accessories
143
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
144
Instrument Panel Cluster
146
Speedometer and Odometer
148
Trip Odometer
148
Tachometer (If Equipped)
149
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
149
Safety Belt Reminder Light
150
Air Bag Readiness Light
151
Brake System Warning Light
152
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light (If Equipped)
153
Traction Control System Warning Light
153
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
154
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
155
If the Light Is Flashing
156
If the Light Is On Steady
156
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
157
Low Oil Pressure Message
158
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
159
Fuel Gage
159
Message Center
160
Modes
160
Service Traction System (If Equipped)
160
Traction Active (If Equipped)
161
Battery Life Indicator
161
Hot Coolant Temp
162
Low Coolant Level
162
Low Oil Pressure
163
Low Eng Oil Level
163
Change Engine Oil
164
Door Ajar
164
Security
165
Low Brake Fluid
165
Low Fuel
166
Low Washer Fluid
166
Low Tire Pressure (If Equipped)
167
Service Vehicle Soon
167
Trunk Open
168
Highbeam Out
168
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
169
Compass Variance
170
Setting the Variance
170
Automatic Compass Calibration
171
Manual Compass Calibration
172
Error Displays
172
Trip Computer
172
Resetting the Trip Computer
172
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
173
Comfort Controls
174
Dual ComforTemp_ Climate Controls
174
Fan Knob
174
Driver's Temperature Lever
174
Passenger's Temperature Lever
174
Mode Knob
174
Mode Buttons
175
Air Conditioning
176
Heating
176
Ventilation
176
Defogging and Defrosting
176
Rear Window Defogger
177
Ventilation System
178
Ventilation Tips
178
Audio Systems
179
Setting the Clock
179
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control
179
Playing the Radio
179
Finding a Station
180
Setting Preset Stations
181
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
181
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
182
Using RDS Mode
182
Finding RDS Stations
183
Finding a PTY Preset Stations
183
RDS Messages
184
Radio Messages
185
Playing a Cassette Tape
185
Cassette Tape Messages
187
CD Adapter Kits
188
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
188
Playing the Radio
188
Finding a Station
189
Setting Preset Stations
190
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
190
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
191
Using RDS
191
Finding RDS Stations
192
Finding a PTY Preset Station
192
RDS Messages
193
Radio Messages
194
Playing a Compact Disc
194
Compact Disc Messages
196
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
197
Playing the Radio
197
Finding a Station
198
Setting Preset Stations
198
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
199
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
198
Using RDS
200
Finding RDS Stations
200
Finding a PTY Station
201
RDS Messages
202
Radio Messages
203
Playing a Cassette Tape
203
Cassette Tape Messages
205
CD Adapter Kits
206
Playing a Compact Disc
206
Theft-Deterrent Feature
207
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
208
Understanding Radio Reception
209
AM
209
FM Stereo
209
Tips About Your Audio System
209
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
210
Care of Your Compact Discs
211
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
211
Backglass Antenna
211
Vehicle Customization Settings
212
Chime Level Adjustment
212
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
213
Defensive Driving
214
Drunken Driving
215
Control of a Vehicle
218
Braking
218
Anti-Lock Brake System (If Equipped)
219
Using Anti-Lock
221
Braking in Emergencies
221
Traction Control System (3800 V6 Engine)
221
Steering
223
Power Steering
223
Steering Tips
223
Driving on Curves
223
Steering in Emergencies
224
Off-Road Recovery
225
Passing
226
Loss of Control
227
Skidding
227
Driving at Night
228
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
230
Hydroplaning
231
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
232
Driving Through Flowing Water
232
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
232
City Driving
233
Freeway Driving
234
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
235
Highway Hypnosis
236
Hill and Mountain Roads
236
Winter Driving
238
Driving on Snow or Ice
239
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
240
Recreational Vehicle Towing
242
Dinghy Towing
243
Dolly Towing
243
Loading Your Vehicle
244
Towing a Trailer
246
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
247
Weight of the Trailer
247
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
248
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
249
Hitches
249
Safety Chains
249
Trailer Brakes
250
Driving with a Trailer
250
Following Distance
251
Passing
251
Backing Up
251
Making Turns
251
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
252
Driving On Grades
252
Parking on Hills
252
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
253
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
253
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
253
Section 5 Problems on the Road
254
Hazard Warning Flashers
255
Other Warning Devices
255
Jump Starting
256
Towing Your Vehicle
263
Engine Overheating
263
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
263
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
264
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
265
Cooling System
266
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
269
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
271
If a Tire Goes Flat
276
Changing a Flat Tire
276
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
277
Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps
279
Wheel Center Caps
279
Wheel Covers
280
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
280
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
285
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
287
Compact Spare Tire
288
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
289
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
289
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
290
Service
291
Doing Your Own Service Work
291
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
292
Fuel
292
Gasoline Octane
292
Gasoline Specifications
293
California Fuel
293
Additives
294
Fuels in Foreign Countries
294
Filling Your Tank
295
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
297
Checking Things Under the Hood
297
Hood Release
298
Engine Compartment Overview
299
Engine Oil
301
Checking Engine Oil
301
When to Add Engine Oil
302
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
303
Engine Oil Additives
306
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
306
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
307
What to Do with Used Oil
308
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
308
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
309
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
310
When to Check and Change
310
How to Check
311
Checking the Fluid Level
311
How to Add Fluid
313
Engine Coolant
313
What to Use
314
Checking Coolant
315
Adding Coolant
316
Radiator Pressure Cap
317
Power Steering Fluid
317
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
318
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
318
What to Use
318
Windshield Washer Fluid
318
What to Use
318
Adding Washer Fluid
319
Brakes
320
Brake Fluid
320
What to Add
321
Brake Wear
322
Brake Pedal Travel
322
Brake Adjustment
322
Replacing Brake System Parts
323
Battery
323
Vehicle Storage
323
Bulb Replacement
324
Halogen Bulbs
324
Headlamps
324
Headlamp Aiming
324
Headlamps, Front Parking and Turn Signal Lamps
325
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal and Rear Sidemarker Lamps
327
Back-Up Lamp
328
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
329
Tires
330
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
331
When to Check
331
How to Check
331
Tire Inflation Monitor System (If Equipped)
332
Tire Inspection and Rotation
333
When It's Time for New Tires
335
Buying New Tires
335
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
336
Treadwear
337
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
337
Temperature -- A, B, C
337
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
338
Wheel Replacement
338
Used Replacement Wheels
339
Tire Chains
339
Appearance Care
340
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
340
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
340
Using Cleaner on Fabric
341
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
341
Cleaning Vinyl
342
Cleaning Leather
342
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
342
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
342
Care of Safety Belts
342
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
343
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
343
Weatherstrips
344
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
344
Washing Your Vehicle
344
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
344
Finish Care
345
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
346
Cleaning Tires
346
Sheet Metal Damage
346
Finish Damage
347
Underbody Maintenance
347
Chemical Paint Spotting
347
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
348
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
349
Engine Identification
349
Service Parts Identification Label
349
Electrical System
350
Add-On Electrical Equipment
350
Headlamp Wiring
350
Windshield Wipers
350
Power Windows and Other Power Options
350
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
351
Driver's Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
351
Passenger's Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block
353
Underhood Fuse Block (Upper)
355
Underhood Fuse Block (Lower)
356
Replacement Bulbs
357
Capacities and Specifications
357
Engine Specifications
358
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
358
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
359
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
360
Introduction
361
Your Vehicle and the Environment
361
Maintenance Requirements
361
How This Section is Organized
362
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
363
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
363
Scheduled Maintenance
364
Footnotes
364
Scheduled Maintenance
365
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
365
Scheduled Maintenance
366
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
375
At Each Fuel Fill
375
Engine Oil Level Check
375
Engine Coolant Level Check
375
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
375
At Least Once a Month
375
Tire Inflation Check
375
Cassette Deck Service
375
At Least Twice a Year
376
Restraint System Check
376
Wiper Blade Check
376
Trunk Release Sensor Check
376
Weatherstrip Lubrication
376
Automatic Transaxle Check
376
At Least Once a Year
376
Key Lock Cylinders Service
376
Body Lubrication Service
376
Starter Switch Check
377
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
377
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
378
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
378
Underbody Flushing Service
378
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
379
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
379
Exhaust System Inspection
379
Fuel System Inspection
380
Engine Cooling System Inspection
380
Throttle System Inspection
380
Brake System Inspection
380
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
381
Part E: Maintenance Record
382
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
386
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
387
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
389
Customer Assistance Offices
389
United States
389
Canada
390
All Overseas Locations
390
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
390
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
390
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
391
Canadian Roadside Assistance
393
Courtesy Transportation
393
Plan Ahead When Possible
393
Transportation Options
394
Shuttle Service
394
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
394
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
394
Additional Program Information
394
Warranty Information
395
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
395
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
396
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
396
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
397
Service Manuals
397
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
397
Service Bulletins
397
Owner's Information
397
Current and Past Model Order Forms
397

FAQ about the 2002 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2002 Impala manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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