2002 Chevrolet Venture Owner's Manual

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

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Size:
3.27 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Chevrolet Venture 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
Driver's Two-Way Manual Seat
8
Driver's Four-Way Manual Seat (If Equipped)
8
Manual Front Passenger Seat
9
Six-Way Power Seat (Option)
10
Reclining Front Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Rear Seats
12
Seat Controls
12
Second Row Safety Belt Stowage
12
Flip and Fold Feature
13
Split Bench Seats (If Equipped)
13
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
14
Adjusting the Split Bench Seats (Second Row)
15
Removing the Split Bench Seat
16
Replacing the Split Bench Sections
18
Bucket Seats (If Equipped)
20
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
21
Adjusting the Bucket Seats
22
Removing the Bucket Seats
23
Replacing the Bucket Seats
24
Captain's Chairs (If Equipped)
27
Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks
27
Adjusting the Captain's Chairs (Second Row)
28
Removing the Captain's Chairs
29
Replacing the Captain's Chairs
30
Stowable Seat (Option)
32
Folding the Seatback
32
Removing the Stowable Seat
33
Replacing the Stowable Seat
34
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
36
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
42
Lap-Shoulder Belt
42
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
44
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
50
Right Front Passenger Position
51
Air Bag Systems
51
How the Air Bag Systems Work
54
Where are the air bags?
54
When should an air bag inflate?
56
What makes an air bag inflate?
57
How does an air bag restrain?
57
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
58
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
60
Safety Belt Pretensioners
60
Rear Seat Passengers
60
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
61
Lap-Shoulder Belt
61
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
64
Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat)
66
Lap Belt
67
Center Passenger Position (Bucket Seat)
68
Lap Belt
68
Children
69
Infants and Young Children
69
Built-in Child Restraint (Option)
73
Securing a Child in the Built-In Child Restraint
76
Removing the Child from the Built-In Child Restraint
82
Storing the Built-In Child Restraint
83
Restraint Systems for Children
85
Where to Put the Restraint
88
Top Strap
88
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
91
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
93
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
94
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Third Row Bench Seat)
97
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Bucket Seat)
99
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
101
Older Children
104
Safety Belt Extender
107
Checking Your Restraint Systems
107
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
108
Section 2 Features and Controls
109
Windows
110
Manual Windows
110
Power Windows (Option)
111
Express- Down Window
111
Side Window Latches
112
Power Rear Quarter Windows (If Equipped)
112
Keys
113
Door Locks
115
Power Door Locks
116
Last Door Closed Locking
117
Automatic Door Locks
117
Sliding Door Delayed Locking
117
Lockout Deterrent
118
Leaving Your Vehicle
118
Remote Keyless Entry System (Option)
118
Operation
119
Remote Driver's Door and All Door Unlock
119
Remote All Door Lock
119
Remote Lock Confirmation (Option)
120
Remote Unlock Confirmation (Option)
120
Panic Alarm (Option)
120
Remote Power Sliding Door Operation (Option)
120
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
121
Battery Replacement
122
Switchbanks
123
Overhead Console Switchbank
123
Instrument Panel Switchbank
124
Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices
125
Entering Programming Mode
126
Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
126
Programmable Modes
126
Automatic Door Locks
127
Programmable Modes
127
Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
128
Programmable Modes
128
Remote Driver's Unlock Control
129
Programmable Modes
129
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
130
Programmable Modes
130
Content Theft-Deterrent System
132
Programmable Modes
132
Arming and Disarming the Content Theft- Deterrent System
133
Programmable Modes
133
Exiting Programming Mode
135
Dual Sliding Doors
135
Sliding Door Lock
136
Power Sliding Door (Option)
137
Sliding Door Security Lock
142
Resetting the Power Sliding Door
143
Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock
143
Liftgate
144
Theft
145
Key in the Ignition
145
Parking at Night
145
Parking Lots
145
Content Theft-Deterrent (Option)
146
Arming with the Power Lock Switch
146
Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
147
Arming with Your Key
147
Arming Confirmation
147
Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
147
Disarming with Your Key
147
Nuisance Alarms
148
PASS-Key III
148
New Vehicle \Break-In\
151
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
152
Ignition Positions
151
Starting Your Engine
153
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
154
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
155
Automatic Transaxle Operation
155
Parking Brake
160
Shifting Into PARK (P)
161
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
163
Torque Lock
163
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
164
Parking Over Things That Burn
165
Engine Exhaust
165
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
166
Horn
166
Tilt Wheel
167
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
167
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
168
Turn Signal on Chime
168
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
169
Flash-to-Pass Feature
169
Windshield Wipers
169
Windshield Washer
170
Rear Window Washer/ Wiper (If Equipped)
170
Cruise Control (Option)
171
Setting Cruise Control
172
Resuming a Set Speed
173
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
173
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
174
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
174
Using Cruise Control on Hills
174
Ending Cruise Control
174
Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
174
Exterior Lamps
175
Lamps on Reminder
175
Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control
176
Interior Lamps
176
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
176
Interior Lamps Control
176
Interior Lamps Override Switch
177
Illuminated Entry
177
Delayed Illumination
178
Exit Lighting
178
Front Reading Lamps
179
Rear Reading Lamps
179
Dome Lamp
180
Cargo Lamp
180
Battery Saver
180
Mirrors
181
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
181
Power Remote Control Rearview Mirrors
181
Convex Outside Mirror
182
Heated Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
182
Storage Compartments
182
Glove Box
183
Compact Overhead Console (Canada Only)
183
Overhead Console (Option)
184
Garage Door Opener Compartment
184
Storage Bin
185
Removing and Replacing the Tray
186
Front Seat Storage Bin
187
Cupholders
187
Rear Storage Compartments and Cupholders
187
Convenience Net (Option)
187
Side Convenience Nets
189
Front Seat Storage Net
189
Convenience Center (Option)
190
Removing the Convenience Center
190
Replacing the Convenience Center
190
Luggage Carrier (Option)
192
Sun Visors
194
Visor Vanity Mirrors
194
Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors (If Equipped)
194
Accessory Inflator System (Option)
195
Accessory Power Outlets
197
OnStar System (If Equipped)
198
OnStar Services
200
OnStar System Limitations
201
Homelink Transmitter (Option)
202
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
202
Training a Garage Door Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
204
Canadian Programming
205
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
205
Erasing Channels
205
Resetting Defaults
205
Accessories
205
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
206
Instrument Panel Cluster
208
Speedometer and Tamper Resistant Odometer
209
Dual Trip Odometers
209
Retro-Active Reset
210
Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators
210
Safety Belt Reminder Light
211
Air Bag Readiness Light
212
Brake System Warning Light
213
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
214
Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
214
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
215
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
216
If the Light Is Flashing
217
If the Light Is On Steady
218
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
219
Fuel Gage
219
Message Center
220
Charging System Indicator Message
220
Service Traction System Warning Message (Option)
221
Traction Active Message (Option)
222
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
222
Low Oil Pressure Message
223
Low Engine Oil Level Message
224
Change Engine Oil Message
224
Power Sliding Door Warning Message
225
Door Ajar Warning Message
226
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
226
PASS-Key III Security Message
227
Low Fuel Warning Message
227
AWD Disable Warning Message (If Equipped)
228
Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option)
228
Compass Variance
229
Setting the Variance
229
Automatic Compass Calibration
230
Manual Compass Calibration
230
Error Displays
230
Trip Computer
230
Resetting the Trip Computer
231
Rear Parking Assist (Option)
231
How the System Works
232
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
233
Comfort Controls
234
Fan Knob
234
Temperature Knob
234
Mode Knob
234
Mode Buttons
235
Air Conditioning
235
Heating
236
Defogging and Defrosting
236
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
237
Rear Climate Control (Vehicles without the Entertainment System) (Option)
238
Rear Fan Control
238
Rear Comfort Controls
239
Rear Air Vents
239
Rear Climate Control (Vehicles with the Entertainment System) (Option)
240
Rear Fan Control
240
Rear Temperature Control
241
Rear Air Vents
241
Ventilation System
242
Ventilation Tips
243
Audio Systems
243
Setting the Clock for Systems without Radio Data System
243
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System (RDS)
244
AM-FM Stereo
244
Playing the Radio
244
Finding a Station
245
Setting Preset Stations
245
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
245
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
246
Radio Messages
247
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
247
Playing the Radio
247
Finding a Station
248
Setting Preset Stations
249
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
249
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
250
Using RDS
250
Finding RDS Stations
251
Finding a PTY Preset Station
251
RDS Messages
252
Radio Messages
253
Playing a Compact Disc
253
Compact Disc Messages
255
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
255
Playing the Radio
255
Finding a Station
256
Setting Preset Stations
257
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
257
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
258
Using RDS
258
Finding RDS Stations
259
Finding a PTY Station
259
RDS Messages
260
Radio Messages
261
Playing a Cassette Tape
261
Cassette Tape Messages
263
CD Adapter Kits
264
Playing a Compact Disc
264
Compact Disc Messages
265
AM-FM Stereo with Six-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
266
Playing the Radio
266
Finding a Station
267
Setting Preset Stations
267
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
268
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
268
Using RDS
269
Finding a PTY Station
269
Setting PTY Preset Stations
270
RDS Messages
270
Playing a Compact Disc
271
Playing a Specific Loaded Compact Disc
272
Using Song List Mode
274
Compact Disc Messages
276
Entertainment System (Option)
276
Before You Drive
276
Headphones
277
Battery Replacement
278
Stereo RCA Jacks
278
Audio Speakers
278
Video Screen
279
DVD Player
280
DVD Player Buttons
280
Playing a Disc
281
Stopping and Resuming Playback
281
Ejecting a Disc
281
Remote Control
281
Remote Control Buttons
282
Battery Replacement
283
Rear Seat Audio (Vehicles without the Entertainment System) (If Equipped)
284
Primary Radio Controls
284
Rear Seat Radio Controls
284
Rear Seat Audio (Vehicles with the Entertainment System) (Option)
286
Rear Seat Radio Controls
286
Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios
288
Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios
288
Understanding Radio Reception
288
AM
288
FM Stereo
288
Understanding DVD Distortion
288
Tips About Your Audio System
289
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
290
Care of Your Compact Discs and DVDs
291
Care of Your Compact Disc and DVD Player
291
Cleaning Your DVD Player
291
Cleaning the Video Screen
291
Fixed Mast Antenna
291
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
292
Defensive Driving
293
Drunken Driving
294
Control of a Vehicle
297
Braking
297
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
298
Using Anti- Lock
300
Braking in Emergencies
300
Traction Control System (Option)
300
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System (Option)
302
Steering
302
Power Steering
302
Steering Tips
302
Driving on Curves
302
Steering in Emergencies
303
Off-Road Recovery
304
Passing
305
Loss of Control
306
Skidding
306
Driving at Night
307
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
309
Hydroplaning
310
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
311
Driving Through Flowing Water
311
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
311
City Driving
312
Freeway Driving
313
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
314
Highway Hypnosis
315
Hill and Mountain Roads
315
Winter Driving
317
Driving on Snow or Ice
318
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
319
Recreational Vehicle Towing
321
Dinghy Towing
322
Dolly Towing
322
Loading Your Vehicle
323
Electronic Level Control (Option)
325
Towing a Trailer
325
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
326
Weight of the Trailer
327
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
328
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
328
Hitches
329
Safety Chains
329
Trailer Brakes
329
Driving with a Trailer
330
Following Distance
330
Passing
331
Backing Up
331
Making Turns
331
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
331
Driving On Grades
332
Parking on Hills
332
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
333
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
333
Section 5 Problems on the Road
334
Hazard Warning Flashers
335
Other Warning Devices
335
Jump Starting
336
Towing Your Vehicle
342
Engine Overheating
342
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
342
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
343
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
344
Cooling System
345
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
347
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
350
If a Tire Goes Flat
353
Changing a Flat Tire
354
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
355
Removing the Wheel Covers
358
Secondary Latch System (If Equipped)
359
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
361
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
366
Compact Spare Tire
370
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
371
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
371
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
372
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
373
Service
374
Doing Your Own Service Work
374
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
375
Fuel
375
Gasoline Octane
375
Gasoline Specifications
376
California Fuel
376
Additives
376
Fuels in Foreign Countries
377
Filling Your Tank
377
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
380
Hood Release
381
Engine Compartment Overview
383
Checking Things Under the Hood
380
Engine Oil
384
Checking Engine Oil
384
When to Add Engine Oil
385
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
386
Engine Oil Additives
387
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
388
How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message
388
What to Do with Used Oil
389
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
389
Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)
391
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
393
When to Check and Change
393
How to Check
393
Checking the Fluid Level
394
How to Add Fluid
395
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
396
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit)
396
When to Check Lubricant
396
How to Check Lubricant
396
What to Use
397
Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear Drive Module)
397
When to Check and Change Lubricant
397
How to Check Lubricant
397
What to Use
398
Engine Coolant
398
What to Use
399
Checking Coolant
400
Adding Coolant
400
Radiator Pressure Cap
401
Power Steering Fluid
402
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
402
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
402
What to Use
402
Windshield Washer Fluid
403
What to Use
403
Adding Washer Fluid
403
Brakes
404
Brake Fluid
404
What to Add
405
Brake Wear
406
Brake Pedal Travel
406
Brake Adjustment
407
Replacing Brake System Parts
407
Battery
407
Vehicle Storage
408
Bulb Replacement
408
Halogen Bulbs
408
Headlamps
409
Front Turn Signal/ Parking/ Sidemarker Lamps
411
Taillamps, Back-Up Lamps, Rear Turn Signals, Brake Lamps
414
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
415
Tires
417
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
418
When to Check
418
How to Check
418
Tire Inspection and Rotation
419
When It's Time for New Tires
420
Buying New Tires
421
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
422
Treadwear
422
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
422
Temperature A, B, C
423
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
423
Wheel Replacement
424
Used Replacement Wheels
425
Tire Chains
425
Appearance Care
426
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
426
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
427
Using Cleaner on Fabric
427
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
427
Cleaning Vinyl
428
Cleaning Leather
428
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
428
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
428
Cleaning the Built-in Child Restraint Pad
429
Care of Safety Belts and Built-in Child Restraint Harness
429
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
429
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
430
Weatherstrips
430
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
430
Washing Your Vehicle
430
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
431
Finish Care
431
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
432
Cleaning Tires
432
Sheet Metal Damage
432
Finish Damage
433
Underbody Maintenance
433
Chemical Paint Spotting
433
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
434
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
435
Engine Identification
435
Service Parts Identification Label
435
Electrical System
436
Add-On Electrical Equipment
436
Headlamp Wiring
436
Windshield Wipers
436
Power Windows and Other Power Options
436
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
437
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
437
Underhood Fuse Block
441
Replacement Bulbs
444
Capacities and Specifications
445
Engine Specifications
445
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
446
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
446
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
447
Introduction
448
Your Vehicle and the Environment
448
Maintenance Requirements
448
How This Section is Organized
449
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
450
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
450
Scheduled Maintenance
451
Footnotes
451
Scheduled Maintenance
452
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
452
Scheduled Maintenance
453
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
461
At Each Fuel Fill
461
Engine Oil Level Check
461
Engine Coolant Level Check
461
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
461
At Least Once a Month
461
Tire Inflation Check
461
Cassette Deck Service
461
At Least Twice a Year
462
Restraint System Check
462
Wiper Blade Check
462
Spare Tire Check
462
Weatherstrip Lubrication
462
Automatic Transaxle Check
462
At Least Once a Year
463
Key Lock Cylinders Service
463
Body Lubrication Service
463
Starter Switch Check
463
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
464
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
464
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
465
Underbody Flushing Service
465
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
466
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
466
Exhaust System Inspection
466
Fuel System Inspection
467
Engine Cooling System Inspection
467
Throttle System Inspection
467
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) and Carrier Assembly - Differential (Rear Drive Module) All- Wheel Drive Inspection
467
Brake System Inspection
467
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
468
Part E: Maintenance Record
470
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
475
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
476
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
478
Customer Assistance Offices
478
United States
478
Canada
479
All Overseas Locations
479
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
479
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
479
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
480
Canadian Roadside Assistance
482
Courtesy Transportation
482
Plan Ahead When Possible
482
Transportation Options
483
Shuttle Service
483
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
483
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
483
Additional Program Information
483
Warranty Information
484
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
484
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
485
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
485
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
486
Service Manuals
486
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
486
Service Bulletins
486
Owner's Information
486
Current and Past Model Order Forms
486

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  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
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