2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner's Manual

2002 Oldsmobile Bravada owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Oldsmobile
Model:
Bravada
Rating:
(3)

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2.79 MB

Table of Contents

2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2000
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Table of Contents:
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1. Seats and Restraint Systems
4
2. Features and Controls
4
3. Comforts Controls and Audio Systems
5
4. Your Driving and the Road
5
5. Problems on the Road
5
6. Service and Apperance Care
6
7. Maintenance Schedule
6
8. Customer Assistance Information
7
Service Station Guide
13
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
8
About Driving Your Vehicle
9
How to Use this Manual
9
Safety Warnings and Symbols
10
Vehicle Damage Warnings
11
Vehicle Symbols
11
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
14
Seats and Seat Controls
15
Power Seats
15
Four-Way Power Lumbar Control
15
Memory Seat (If Equipped)
16
Heated Front Seats (Option)
17
Power Reclining Front Seatbacks
18
Head Restraints
19
Rear Seats
19
Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
21
Why Safety Belts Work
22
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
25
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
26
Adults
26
Driver Position
27
Lap-Shoulder Belt
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Right Front Passenger Position
34
Air Bag Systems
34
How the Air Bag Systems Work
37
Where are the air bags?
37
When should an air bag inflate?
39
What makes an air bag inflate?
40
How does an air bag restrain?
40
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
41
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
43
Rear Seat Passengers
43
Rear Seat Passenger Positions
43
Lap-Shoulder Belt
44
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
46
Children
48
Infants and Young Children
48
Restraint Systems for Children
52
Where to Put the Restraint
55
Top Strap
55
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
57
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
59
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
59
Center Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
62
Older Children
65
Safety Belt Extender
68
Checking Your Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Section 2 Features and Controls
69
Windows
70
Power Windows
71
Express- Down Window
71
Lockout Switch
71
Keys
72
Door Locks
74
Power Door Locks
75
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
75
Programmable Locking Feature
75
Programmable Unlocking Feature
76
Rear Door Security Locks
77
Lockout Prevention
78
Leaving Your Vehicle
78
Remote Keyless Entry System
78
Operation
79
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
80
Battery Replacement
80
Liftgate/Liftglass
81
Liftgate Release
82
Emergency Release for Opening Liftgate
82
Theft
82
Key in the Ignition
82
Parking at Night
82
Parking Lots
83
Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
83
Testing the Alarm
84
Passlock
85
New Vehicle Break-In
86
Ignition Positions
86
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
87
Starting Your Engine
87
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
89
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
89
Automatic Transmission Operation
90
Shift Lock Release
92
Parking Brake
93
Shifting Into PARK (P)
94
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
95
Torque Lock
95
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
96
Parking Over Things That Burn
96
Engine Exhaust
97
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
97
Locking Rear Axle
98
All-Wheel Drive (Option)
98
Horn
98
Tilt Wheel
99
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
99
Turn and Lane Change Signals
100
Turn Signal On Chime
100
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
101
Flash-to-Pass Feature
101
Windshield Wipers
102
Rainsense__ Wipers (If Equiped)
102
Windshield Washer
103
Rear Window Washer/Wiper
103
Cruise Control
104
Setting Cruise Control
105
Resuming a Set Speed
105
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
106
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
106
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
106
Using Cruise Control on Hills
106
Ending Cruise Control
106
Erasing Speed Memory
106
Exterior Lamps
107
Automatic Headlamp System
107
Lamps On Reminder
108
Daytime Running Lamps
108
Fog Lamps
109
Interior Lamps
110
Brightness Control
110
Dome Lamp Override
110
Illuminated Entry
111
Exit Lighting
111
Reading Lamps
111
Dome Lamps
111
Battery Run-Down Protection
112
Mirrors
112
Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass and OnStar
112
Automatic Dimming Feature
113
Compass Operation
113
Compass Calibration
113
Compass Variance
114
Outside Mirrors
115
Power Remote Control Mirror
115
Convex Outside Mirror
115
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors
115
Electrochromic Rearview Outside Mirror with Curb View Assist (If Equipped)
116
Storage Compartments
116
Glove Box
116
Overhead Console
116
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
116
Travel Note Recorder (If Equipped)
117
Door Storage
117
Front Storage Area
117
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
118
Cargo Security Shade (If Equipped)
118
Cargo Tie Downs
119
Rear Floor Stowage Lid
119
Luggage Carrier
120
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
121
Sun Visors
121
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
121
Accessory Inflator
122
Accessory Power Outlets
123
OnStar System (If Equipped)
124
Safety and Security Services
126
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
127
OnStar System Limitations
127
Sunroof (Option)
128
HomeLink Transmitter
128
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
129
Training a Garage Door Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
130
Canadian Programming
131
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
131
Erasing Channels
131
Resetting Defaults
131
Accessories
131
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
132
Instrument Panel Cluster
134
Speedometer and Odometer
135
Trip Odometer
135
Tachometer
135
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
136
Safety Belt Reminder Light
136
Air Bag Readiness Light
137
Charging System Indicator Light
138
Voltmeter Gage
138
Brake System Warning Light
139
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
140
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
140
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
141
If the Light Is Flashing
142
If the Light Is On Steady
143
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
144
Oil Pressure Gage
144
Change Engine Oil Light
145
Security Light
146
Cruise Control Light
146
Reduced Engine Power Light
147
Service AWD Light
147
Check Gages Light
148
Gate Ajar
148
Fuel Gage
149
Low Fuel Light
149
Driver Information Center (DIC)
150
DIC Operation and Displays
150
Trip Information Button
151
Odometer
151
Trip A and Trip B
151
Timer
151
Fuel Information Button
152
Fuel Range
152
Average Fuel Economy
152
Instant Fuel Economy
152
GM Oil Life System
153
Personalization Button
153
Alarm Warning Type
154
Automatic Locking
154
Automatic Unlocking
155
Seat Position Recall (If Equipped)
155
Perimeter Lighting
156
Remote Lock Feedback
156
Remote Unlock Feedback
157
Headlamps on at Exit
158
Tilt Mirror in Reverse (If Equipped)
158
Easy Exit Seat (If Equipped)
159
Display Units (ENG/MET)
159
Display Language
160
Select Button
160
DIC Warnings and Messages
161
ENGINE COOLANT HOT/IDLE ENGINE
161
ENGINE OVERHEATED/STOP ENGINE (If Equipped)
161
OIL PRESSURE LOW/STOP ENGINE
161
BATTERY NOT CHARGING
161
SERVICE AIR BAG
162
SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM
162
TURN SIGNAL ON
162
REAR ACCESS OPEN
162
FUEL LEVEL LOW
162
CHANGE TRANS FLUID
162
CHECK OIL LEVEL
163
CHECK WASHER FLUID
163
TRANS HOT IDLE ENGINE
163
ICE POSSIBLE
163
DRIVER DOOR AJAR
163
PASSENGER DOOR AJAR
164
LEFT REAR DOOR AJAR
164
RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR
164
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
165
Comfort Controls
166
Comfort Controls Personalization (If Equipped)
166
Automatic Dual Zone Comfort Control System
166
Driver s Side Temperature Knob
166
Passenger s Side Temperature Knob
167
Fan Switch
167
MODE Button
167
Display
167
Automatic Operation
168
Manual Operation
169
Air Conditioning
170
Heating
170
Defogging and Defrosting
170
Rear Window Defogger
171
Rear Comfort Control
172
Ventilation System
172
Ventilation Tips
173
Comfort Control Steering Wheel Controls
174
Audio Systems
174
Setting the Clock
174
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS)
175
Playing the Radio
175
Finding a Station
176
Setting Preset Stations
176
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
177
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
178
Using RDS Mode
178
Setting PTY Preset Stations
179
Radio Announcements
179
Playing a Cassette Tape
180
Cassette Tape Messages
182
Playing a Compact Disc
182
Compact Disc Messages
184
AM-FM Stereo with 6-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
184
Playing the Radio
184
Finding a Station
185
Setting Preset Stations
186
Setting the Tone (Bass/ Treble)
186
Adjusting the Speakers
188
Using RDS
188
Setting PTY Preset Stations
189
Radio Announcements
190
Playing a Compact Disc
191
Playing a Specific Loaded Compact Disc
192
Using Song List Mode
194
Compact Disc Messages
196
Rear Seat Audio
196
Theft-Deterrent Feature
198
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
198
Understanding Radio Reception
199
AM
199
FM Stereo
199
Tips About Your Audio System
199
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
200
Care of Your Compact Discs
201
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
201
Diversity Antenna System
201
Chime Level Adjustment
201
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
202
Defensive Driving
203
Drunken Driving
204
Control of a Vehicle
207
Braking
207
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
208
Using Anti- Lock
210
Braking in Emergencies
210
Traction Assist System (TAS) (Two- Wheel Drive Only)
210
Steering
212
Power Steering
212
Steering Tips
212
Driving on Curves
212
Steering in Emergencies
213
Off-Road Recovery
214
Passing
215
Loss of Control
216
Skidding
216
Operating Your All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle (If Equipped) Off Paved Roads
217
Before You Go Off-Roading
218
Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
218
Environmental Concerns
219
Traveling to Remote Areas
219
Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
219
Scanning the Terrain
220
Driving on Off-Road Hills
221
Approaching a Hill
222
Driving Uphill
223
Driving Downhill
225
Driving Across an Incline
227
Stalling on an Incline
228
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
229
Driving in Water
230
After Off-Road Driving
231
Driving at Night
231
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
233
Hydroplaning
234
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
235
Driving Through Flowing Water
235
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
235
City Driving
236
Freeway Driving
237
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
238
Highway Hypnosis
239
Hill and Mountain Roads
239
Winter Driving
241
Driving on Snow or Ice
242
If You re Caught in a Blizzard
243
Recreational Vehicle Towing
245
Loading Your Vehicle
245
Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System
247
Overload Protection
248
Indicator Light
248
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
248
Towing a Trailer
249
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
249
Weight of the Trailer
250
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
251
Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
252
Hitches
252
Safety Chains
252
Trailer Brakes
253
Driving with a Trailer
253
Following Distance
254
Passing
254
Backing Up
254
Making Turns
255
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
255
Driving On Grades
255
Parking on Hills
256
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
256
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
256
Trailer Wiring Harness
257
Section 5 Problems on the Road
258
Hazard Warning Flashers
259
Other Warning Devices
259
Jump Starting
260
Towing Your Vehicle
265
Engine Overheating
266
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
266
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
267
Cooling System
268
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
269
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
272
Engine Fan Noise
274
If a Tire Goes Flat
275
Changing a Flat Tire
275
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
276
Secondary Latch System
279
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
282
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
286
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
300
Checking Engine Oil
300
When to Add Engine Oil
301
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
302
Engine Oil Additives
303
When to Change Engine Oil
303
How to Reset the CHANGE ENG OIL Light
304
What to Do with Used Oil
304
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
305
Automatic Transmission Fluid
307
When to Check and Change
307
How to Check
307
Checking the Fluid Level
308
How to Add Fluid
309
Rear Axle
310
When to Check Lubricant
310
How to Check Lubricant
310
What to Use
310
All-Wheel Drive
310
Transfer Case
310
When to Check Lubricant
310
How to Check Lubricant
311
What to Use
311
Front Axle
311
When to Check and Change Lubricant
311
How to Check Lubricant
311
What to Use
312
Engine Coolant
312
What to Use
313
Checking Coolant
314
Adding Coolant
314
Radiator Pressure Cap
315
Power Steering Fluid
316
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
316
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
316
What to Use
316
Windshield Washer Fluid
317
What to Use
317
Adding Washer Fluid
317
Brakes
318
Brake Fluid
318
Checking Brake Fluid
319
What to Add
319
Brake Wear
320
Brake Pedal Travel
321
Brake Adjustment
321
Replacing Brake System Parts
321
Battery
322
Vehicle Storage
322
Bulb Replacement
323
Taillamps and Rear Turn Signals
323
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
324
Backglass Wiper Blade Replacement
326
Tires
327
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
328
When to Check
328
How to Check
328
Tire Inspection and Rotation
329
When It s Time for New Tires
330
Buying New Tires
331
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
332
Treadwear
332
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
332
Temperature -- A, B, C
333
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
333
Wheel Replacement
333
Used Replacement Wheels
334
Tire Chains
335
Appearance Care
335
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
336
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
336
Using Cleaner on Fabric
336
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
337
Cleaning Vinyl
337
Cleaning Leather
337
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
338
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
338
Care of Safety Belts
338
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
338
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
339
Weatherstrips
339
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
339
Washing Your Vehicle
339
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
340
Finish Care
340
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
340
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
341
Cleaning Tires
341
Sheet Metal Damage
341
Finish Damage
342
Underbody Maintenance
342
Chemical Paint Spotting
342
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
343
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
344
Engine Identification
344
Service Parts Identification Label
344
Electrical System
345
Add-On Electrical Equipment
345
Headlamps
345
Windshield Wipers
345
Power Windows and Other Power Options
345
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
346
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
346
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
349
Replacement Bulbs
352
Capacities and Specifications
352
Engine Specifications
352
Wheel and Tires
352
Capacities
352
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
352
Your Vehicle and the Environment
354
Maintenance Requirements
354
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
358
Scheduled Maintenance
359
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
367
At Each Fuel Fill
367
Engine Oil Level Check
367
Engine Coolant Level Check
367
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
367
At Least Once a Month
367
Tire Inflation Check
367
Cassette Deck Service
367
At Least Twice a Year
368
Restraint System Check
368
Wiper Blade Check
368
Spare Tire Check
368
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
368
Weatherstrip Lubrication
369
Automatic Transmission Check
369
At Least Once a Year
369
Key Lock Cylinders Service
369
Body Lubrication Service
369
Starter Switch Check
370
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
370
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
371
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
371
Underbody Flushing Service
371
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
372
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
372
Exhaust System Inspection
372
Fuel System Inspection
372
Engine Cooling System Inspection
373
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All- Wheel Drive) Inspection
373
Brake System Inspection
373
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
374
Part E: Maintenance Record
376
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
381
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
382
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
384
Customer Assistance Offices
384
United States
384
Canada
385
All Overseas Locations
385
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
385
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
385
Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits
386
Security While You Travel
386
Canadian Roadside Assistance
387
Courtesy Transportation
388
Plan Ahead When Possible
388
Transportation Options
388
Shuttle Service
388
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
389
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
389
Additional Program Information
389
Warranty Information
390
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
390
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
391
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
391

FAQ about the 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Manual

What contains the 2002 Bravada manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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