2002 GMC Savana Owner's Manual

2002 GMC Savana owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
GMC
Model:
Savana
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2.68 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 GMC Savana 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
Model Reference
7
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Seats and Seat Controls
9
Manual Front Seats
9
Power Seat (Option)
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Rear Seats
12
Getting Into the Rear Seats
12
Removing the Rear Seat
12
Replacing the Rear Seats
15
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
17
Why Safety Belts Work
19
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
22
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Adults
23
Driver Position
23
Lap-Shoulder Belt
23
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
25
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Right Front Passenger Position
32
Air Bag System
32
How the Air Bag System Works
36
Where are the air bags?
36
When should an air bag inflate?
37
What makes an air bag inflate?
38
How does an air bag restrain?
38
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
38
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
40
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
40
Rear Seat Passengers
41
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
41
Lap-Shoulder Belt
41
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
43
Center Passenger Position
46
Lap Belt
46
Children
47
Infants and Young Children (Except Cargo Vans with Passenger Air Bags)
47
Infants and Young Children (Cargo Vans with Passenger Air Bags)
50
Restraint Systems for Children
53
Where to Put the Restraint (Except Cargo Vans and Cab and Chassis Models)
56
Where to Put the Restraint (Cargo Vans and Cab and Chassis Models)
57
Top Strap
57
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
60
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position
63
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
65
Older Children
68
Safety Belt Extender
71
Checking Your Restraint Systems
71
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
71
Section 2 Features and Controls
72
Windows
73
Manual Windows
73
Power Windows (Option)
74
Swing-Out Windows
75
Keys
75
Door Locks
77
Power Door Locks (Option)
78
Rear Door Security Lock
78
Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
79
Operation
80
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
81
Battery Replacement
81
Resynchronization
82
Sliding Side Door (Option)
83
60/40 Swing-Out Side Door
85
Rear Doors
87
Theft
89
Key in the Ignition
89
Parking at Night
90
Parking Lots
90
Passlock
90
New Vehicle \Break-In\
91
Ignition Positions
91
Starting Your Gasoline Engine
92
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
94
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
94
Automatic Transmission Operation
95
Parking Brake
98
Shifting Into PARK (P)
99
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
100
Torque Lock
101
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
101
Parking Over Things That Burn
102
Engine Exhaust
103
Running Your Engine While You're Parked
103
Locking Rear Axle (If Equipped)
104
Horn
104
Tilt Wheel (Option)
105
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
105
Turn and Lane Change Signals
106
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
106
Windshield Wipers
107
Windshield Washer
107
Cruise Control (Option)
108
Setting Cruise Control
109
Resuming a Set Speed
110
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
110
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
111
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
111
Using Cruise Control on Hills
111
Ending Cruise Control
111
Erasing Speed Memory
111
Exterior Lamps
112
Headlamps On Reminder
113
Daytime Running Lamps
113
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
114
Interior Lamps
114
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
114
Dome Lamps
115
Illuminated Entry
115
Reading Lamps (Option)
116
Mirrors
116
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
116
Outside Mirrors
116
Power Remote Control Mirrors (Option)
117
Heated Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
117
Convex Outside Mirror
118
Camper-Type Mirrors (If Equipped)
118
Storage Compartments
120
Cigarette Lighter/Ashtray
120
Sun Visors
121
Visor Vanity Mirror (Option)
121
Accessory Power Outlet
122
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
123
Instrument Panel Cluster
124
Speedometer
125
Trip Odometer
126
Electronic Road- Speed Governor (Gasoline Engines) (Option)
126
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
126
Safety Belt Reminder Light
127
Air Bag Readiness Light
127
Charging System Light
128
Voltmeter
129
Brake System Warning Light
130
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
131
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
131
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada) (4.3L, 5.0L & 5.7L Engines and 8.1L California Gasoline Engine)
132
If the Light Is Flashing
134
If the Light Is On Steady
134
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
135
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) (Check Engine Light) (8.1L Gasoline Engine -- Except California)
136
Reduced Engine Power
136
Oil Pressure Gage
137
Security Light
138
Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
138
Check Gages Light
138
Fuel Gage
139
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
140
Comfort Controls
141
System Controls
141
Fan Knob
141
Temperature Knob
141
Fan Knob
143
Temperature Knob
143
Mode Knob
143
Rear Heater (Without Air Conditioning) (If Equipped)
144
Rear Air Conditioning and Rear Heater (If Equipped)
144
Air Conditioning
146
Heating
146
Defrosting
146
Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped)
147
Ventilation System
148
Ventilation Tips
149
Audio Systems
149
Setting the Clock for Systems without Radio Data System
149
Setting the Clock for Systems with Radio Data System
150
AM- FM Stereo
150
Playing the Radio
150
Finding a Station
151
Setting Preset Stations
151
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
151
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
152
Radio Messages
153
AM FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped)
153
Playing the Radio
153
Finding a Station
154
Setting Preset Stations
154
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
154
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
155
Radio Messages
156
Playing a Cassette Tape
156
Cassette Tape Messages
158
CD Adapter Kits
158
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
159
Playing the Radio
159
Finding a Station
159
Setting Preset Stations
160
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
160
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
161
Radio Messages
161
Playing a Compact Disc
161
Compact Disc Messages
163
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
163
Playing the Radio
163
Finding a Station
164
Setting Preset Stations
165
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
165
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
166
Using RDS
167
Finding RDS Stations
167
Finding a PTY Preset Station
168
RDS Messages
168
Radio Messages
169
Playing a Cassette Tape
170
Cassette Tape Messages
172
Playing a Compact Disc
172
Compact Disc Messages
174
AM-FM Stereo with Six-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
174
Playing the Radio
174
Finding a Station
175
Setting Preset Stations
176
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
176
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
177
Using RDS
177
Finding a PTY Station
178
Setting PTY Preset Stations
178
RDS Messages
179
Playing a Compact Disc
180
Playing a Specific Loaded Compact Disc
181
Using Song List Mode
183
Compact Disc Messages
185
Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios (If Equipped)
185
Theft-Deterrent Feature Non-RDS Radios (If Equipped)
185
Understanding Radio Reception
186
AM
186
FM Stereo
186
Tips About Your Audio System
186
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
187
Care of Your Compact Discs
189
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
189
Fixed Mast Antenna
189
Chime Level Adjustment (RDS Radios Only)
189
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
190
Defensive Driving
191
Drunken Driving
192
Control of a Vehicle
195
Braking
195
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
196
Using Anti- Lock
198
Braking in Emergencies
198
Steering
198
Power Steering
198
Steering Tips
198
Driving on Curves
198
Steering in Emergencies
199
Off-Road Recovery
200
Passing
201
Loss of Control
202
Skidding
202
Driving at Night
203
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
205
Hydroplaning
206
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
207
Driving Through Flowing Water
207
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
207
City Driving
208
Freeway Driving
209
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
210
Highway Hypnosis
211
Driving on Snow or Ice
213
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
215
Payload
218
Trailering Package
219
Add-On Equipment
219
Towing a Trailer
219
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
221
Weight of the Trailer
221
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
224
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
225
Hitches
225
Safety Chains
226
Trailer Brakes
226
Driving with a Trailer
227
Following Distance
228
Passing
228
Backing Up
228
Making Turns
228
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
229
Driving On Grades
229
Parking on Hills
230
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
230
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
230
Trailer Wiring Harness
231
Section 5 Problems on the Road
232
Hazard Warning Flashers
233
Other Warning Devices
233
Jump Starting
234
Towing Your Vehicle
240
Engine Overheating (Gasoline Engine)
241
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (8.1L V8 Engine Only)
241
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
241
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
242
Cooling System (Gasoline Engine)
243
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
245
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
248
Engine Fan Noise
251
If a Tire Goes Flat
251
Changing a Flat Tire
252
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
253
Removing the Wheel Covers and Locking Wheel Nuts
257
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
259
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
264
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
267
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
267
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
268
Service
269
Doing Your Own Service Work
269
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
270
Fuel (Gasoline Engine)
270
Gasoline Octane
270
Gasoline Specifications
270
California Fuel
271
Additives
271
Fuels in Foreign Countries (Gasoline Engines)
272
Filling Your Tank (Gasoline Engine)
272
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
274
Checking Things Under the Hood
275
Hood Release
275
Engine Compartment Overview
277
Noise Control System
278
Tampering With Noise Control System Prohibited
278
Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
279
Checking Engine Oil
279
When to Add Engine Oil
280
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
281
Engine Oil Additives
282
When to Change Engine Oil
283
What to Do with Used Oil
283
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (Gasoline Engines)
284
Automatic Transmission Fluid
286
When to Check and Change
286
How to Check
286
Checking the Fluid Level
287
How to Add Fluid
289
Rear Axle
290
When to Check Lubricant
290
How to Check Lubricant
290
What to Use
290
Engine Coolant
290
What to Use
291
Checking Coolant
292
Adding Coolant
293
Radiator Pressure Cap
294
Power Steering Fluid
294
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
295
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
295
What to Use
295
Windshield Washer Fluid
295
What to Use
295
Adding Washer Fluid
295
Brakes
296
Brake Fluid
296
Checking Brake Fluid
297
What to Add
298
Brake Wear
299
Brake Pedal Travel
300
Brake Adjustment
300
Replacing Brake System Parts
300
Battery
300
Vehicle Storage
301
Bulb Replacement
301
Halogen Bulbs
301
Headlamps
301
Sealed Beam Headlamp Composite Headlamps
302
Front Parking/Turn Signal Lamps
303
Sidemarker Lamps
304
Taillamps
305
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
308
Tires
309
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
310
When to Check
310
How to Check
311
Tire Inspection and Rotation
311
When It s Time for New Tires
313
Dual Tire Operation
313
Buying New Tires
314
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
315
Treadwear
315
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
315
Temperature -- A, B, C
316
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
316
Wheel Replacement
317
Used Replacement Wheels
318
Tire Chains
318
Appearance Care
319
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
319
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
319
Using Cleaner on Fabric
320
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
320
Cleaning Vinyl
321
Cleaning Leather
321
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
321
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
321
Care of Safety Belts
321
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
322
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
322
Weatherstrips
322
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
323
Washing Your Vehicle
323
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
323
Finish Care
323
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
324
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
324
Cleaning Tires
325
Sheet Metal Damage
325
Finish Damage
325
Underbody Maintenance
326
Chemical Paint Spotting
326
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
327
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
328
Engine Identification
328
Service Parts Identification Label
328
Electrical System
329
Add-On Electrical Equipment
329
Headlamp Wiring
329
Windshield Wiper Fuses
329
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
330
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
333
Replacement Bulbs
335
Capacities and Specifications
336
Engine Identification -- Gasoline Engines
336
Wheel Nut Torque
337
Cooling System Capacity
337
Engine Oil Capacity
337
Fuel Tank Capacity
338
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
338
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
339
Replacement Parts
339
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
340
Introduction
341
Your Vehicle and the Environment
341
Maintenance Requirements
341
How This Section is Organized
342
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
343
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
343
Selecting the Right Schedule
343
Scheduled Maintenance
344
Short Trip/City Definition
344
Short Trip/City Intervals
344
Long Trip/Highway Definition
346
Footnotes
372
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
387
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
387
At Each Fuel Fill
387
Engine Oil Level Check
387
Engine Coolant Level Check
387
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
387
At Least Once a Month
387
Tire Inflation Check
387
Cassette Deck Service
387
At Least Twice a Year
388
Restraint System Check
388
Wiper Blade Check
388
Spare Tire Check
388
Gasoline Engine Only: Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
388
Weatherstrip Lubrication
389
Automatic Transmission Check
389
At Least Once a Year
389
Key Lock Cylinders Service
389
Body Lubrication Service
389
Starter Switch Check
390
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
390
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
391
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
391
Underbody Flushing Service
391
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
392
Steering and Suspension Inspection
392
Exhaust System Inspection
392
Fuel System Inspection
393
Engine Cooling System Inspection
393
Throttle System Inspection (Gasoline Engine)
393
Rear Axle Service
393
Brake System Inspection
393
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
394
Part E: Maintenance Record
397
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
400
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
401
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
403
Customer Assistance Offices
403
United States
403
Canada
404
All Overseas Locations
404
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
404
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
404
Roadside Assistance
405
Canadian Roadside Assistance
406
Courtesy Transportation
407
Plan Ahead When Possible
407
Transportation Options
407
Shuttle Service
407
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
408
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
408
Additional Program Information
408
Warranty Information
409
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
409
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
410
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
410
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
411
Service Manuals
411
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
411
Service Bulletins
411
Owner's Information
411
Current and Past Model Order Forms
411

FAQ about the 2002 GMC Savana Manual

What contains the 2002 Savana manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Savana owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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