2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner's Manual

2002 Pontiac Grand Am owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Grand Am
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2.46 MB

Table of Contents

- 2002 Pontiac Grand Am 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 Seats
8
Power Lift Seat (If Equipped)
9
Six-Way Power Seat Controls (If Equipped)
10
Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped)
10
Reclining Front Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Seatback Latches (Two-Door Models)
12
Easy Entry Seat (Two-Door Models)
13
Rear Seats
13
Folding the Rear Seatback (Option)
13
Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
14
Why Safety Belts Work
15
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Adults
19
Driver Position
20
Lap-Shoulder Belt
20
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (Four-Door Models)
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
28
How the Air Bag System Works
30
Where are the air bags?
30
When should an air bag inflate?
31
What makes an air bag inflate?
32
How does an air bag restrain?
32
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
32
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
34
Rear Seat Passengers
34
Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
34
Lap-Shoulder Belt
34
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
37
Center Passenger Position
40
Lap Belt
40
Children
41
Infants and Young Children
41
Restraint Systems for Children
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Top Strap
48
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
50
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
57
Older Children
60
Safety Belt Extender
63
Checking Your Restraint Systems
63
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
63
Section 2 Features and Controls
64
Windows
65
Manual Windows
66
Power Windows (If Equipped)
66
Auto-Down Switch
66
Lock-Out Switch
66
Keys
67
Door Locks
69
Power Door Locks
70
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
70
Customizing the Automatic Door Locks
70
Delayed Locking
72
Rear Door Security Locks (Four-Door Models)
72
Anti-Lockout Protection
73
Leaving Your Vehicle
73
Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
74
Operation
75
Programmable Horn Chirp
75
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
76
Battery Replacement
76
Trunk
77
Remote Trunk Release
78
Remote Trunk Release Lockout
79
Trunk Release Handle
79
Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
80
Theft
80
Key in the Ignition
80
Parking at Night
80
Parking Lots
81
Passlock
81
New Vehicle \Break-In\
82
Ignition Positions
82
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
83
Starting Your Engine
83
Automatic Transaxle
83
Manual Transaxle
84
Starting Your 2.2L L4 ECOTEC_ Engine
84
Starting Your 3400 V6 Engine
85
Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
86
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
87
Automatic Transaxle Operation
87
Manual Transaxle Operation
91
Shift Speeds
92
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) (If Equipped)
92
Parking Brake
93
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
94
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transaxle Only)
95
Torque Lock (Automatic Transaxle)
95
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transaxle Only)
96
Parking Your Vehicle/Key Removal (Manual Transaxle Models Only)
96
Parking Over Things That Burn
97
Engine Exhaust
97
Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transaxle)
98
Horn
98
Tilt Wheel
99
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
99
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
100
Lamps On Reminder
100
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
100
Flash-to-Pass
100
Windshield Wipers
101
Windshield Washer
102
Cruise Control (If Equipped)
102
Setting Cruise Control
103
Resuming a Set Speed
104
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
104
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
105
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
105
Using Cruise Control on Hills
105
Ending Out of Cruise Control
105
Erasing the Cruise Speed Memory
105
Exterior Lamps
106
Daytime Running Lamps
107
Automatic Light Control (ALC)
107
Headlamps Dim to Park
108
Delayed Headlamps
108
Fog Lamps
108
Interior Lamps
109
Instrument Panel Brightness Control
109
Illuminated Entry/Exit System
109
Mirror Reading Lamps
109
Three-Position Dome Lamp (If Equipped)
110
Trunk Lamp
110
Battery Saver
110
Mirrors
111
Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
111
Manual Remote Control Mirror
111
Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped)
112
Convex Outside Mirror
112
Storage Compartments
113
Glove Box
113
Center Console Storage Area
113
Rear Seat Cupholder
113
Convenience Net (If Equipped)
113
Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
113
Sun Visors
114
Visor Vanity Mirror
114
Sunroof (Option)
114
The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System
115
Instrument Panel Cluster
117
Speedometer and Odometer
118
Trip Odometer
118
Tachometer
118
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
119
Safety Belt Reminder Light
119
Air Bag Readiness Light
120
Charging System Indicator Light
121
Up-Shift Light (Manual Transaxle) (If Equipped)
121
Brake System Warning Light
122
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
123
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
123
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
124
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
125
Low Coolant Warning Light
125
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
126
If the Light Is Flashing
127
If the Light Is On Steady
127
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
128
Oil Pressure Light
129
Low Oil Light (If Equipped)
130
Change Oil Light
130
Security Light
131
Cruise Light (If Equipped)
131
Low Washer Light
131
Service Vehicle Soon Light
131
Fuel Gage
132
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
133
Comfort Controls
134
Climate Control System with Air Conditioning
134
Fan Knob
134
Temperature Knob
134
Mode Knob
134
Mode Button
135
Air Conditioning
135
Heating
136
Defogging and Defrosting Windows
136
Rear Window Defogger
137
Ventilation System
137
Ventilation Tips
138
Audio Systems
138
Setting the Clock
138
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS)
139
Playing the Radio
139
Finding a Station
139
Setting Preset Stations
140
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
141
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
142
Using RDS
142
Finding a PTY Station
143
Setting Preset PTY Stations
143
RDS Messages
144
Radio Messages
145
Playing a Compact Disc
145
Compact Disc Messages
147
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped)
147
Playing the Radio
148
Finding a Station
148
Setting Preset Stations
149
Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
149
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
150
Using RDS
151
Finding a PTY Station
151
Setting Preset PTY Stations
152
RDS Messages
153
Radio Messages
154
Playing a Cassette Tape
154
Cassette Tape Messages
156
CD Adapter Kits
156
Playing a Compact Disc
156
Compact Disc Messages
158
Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped)
158
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
159
Understanding Radio Reception
160
AM
160
FM Stereo
160
Tips About Your Audio System
160
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
161
Care of Your Compact Discs
162
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
162
Fixed Mast Antenna
162
Chime Level Adjustment
162
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
164
Defensive Driving
165
Drunken Driving
166
Control of a Vehicle
169
Braking
169
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
170
Using Anti-Lock
172
Braking in Emergencies
172
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
172
Steering
174
Power Steering
174
Variable Effort Steering (If Equipped)
174
Steering Tips
174
Driving on Curves
174
Steering in Emergencies
175
Off-Road Recovery
176
Passing
176
Loss of Control
178
Skidding
178
Driving at Night
179
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
180
Hydroplaning
182
Driving Through Deep Standing Water
182
Driving Through Flowing Water
183
Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
183
City Driving
183
Freeway Driving
184
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
185
Highway Hypnosis
186
Hill and Mountain Roads
187
Winter Driving
188
Driving on Snow or Ice
189
If You're Caught in a Blizzard
191
Recreational Vehicle Towing
193
Dinghy Towing
194
Dolly Towing
196
Loading Your Vehicle
197
Towing a Trailer
199
If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
200
Weight of the Trailer
200
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
201
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires
202
Hitches
202
Safety Chains
202
Trailer Brakes
202
Driving with a Trailer
203
Following Distance
203
Passing
203
Backing Up
203
Making Turns
204
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
204
Driving On Grades
204
Parking on Hills
205
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
206
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
206
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
206
Section 5 Problems on the Road
207
Hazard Warning Flashers
208
Other Warning Devices
208
Jump Starting
209
Towing Your Vehicle
214
Engine Overheating
214
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
215
If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
216
Cooling System
217
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
219
If a Tire Goes Flat
224
Changing a Flat Tire
224
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
225
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
227
Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
232
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
233
Compact Spare Tire
234
If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
235
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
235
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
236
Service
237
Doing Your Own Service Work
237
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
238
Fuel
238
Gasoline Octane
238
Gasoline Specifications
239
California Fuel
239
Additives
240
Fuels in Foreign Countries
240
Filling Your Tank
241
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
243
Checking Things Under the Hood
243
Hood Release
244
Engine Compartment Overview
246
Engine Oil
248
Checking Engine Oil
248
When to Add Engine Oil
250
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
251
Engine Oil Additives
253
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System_)
253
How to Reset the Change Oil Light
254
What to Do with Used Oil
254
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
255
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
257
Manual Transaxle Fluid
258
Hydraulic Clutch
258
When to Check and What to Use
258
How to Check and Add Fluid
258
Engine Coolant
259
What to Use
260
Checking Coolant
261
Adding Coolant
262
Power Steering Fluid
263
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
263
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
263
What to Use
263
Windshield Washer Fluid
263
What to Use
263
Adding Washer Fluid
264
Brakes
265
Brake Fluid
265
What to Add
266
Brake Wear
267
Brake Pedal Travel
267
Brake Adjustment
268
Replacing Brake System Parts
268
Battery
268
Vehicle Storage
269
Bulb Replacement
269
Halogen Bulbs
269
Headlamps
270
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
271
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
271
Rear Turn Signal and Stop/Taillamps
272
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
273
Tires
274
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
275
When to Check
275
How to Check
275
Tire Inspection and Rotation
276
When It's Time for New Tires
277
Buying New Tires
278
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
279
Treadwear
279
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
279
Temperature -- A, B, C
280
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
280
Wheel Replacement
281
Used Replacement Wheels
282
Tire Chains
282
Appearance Care
283
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
284
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
284
Using Cleaner on Fabric
284
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
285
Cleaning Vinyl
285
Cleaning Leather
285
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
286
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
286
Care of Safety Belts
286
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
286
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
287
Weatherstrips
287
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
287
Washing Your Vehicle
287
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
288
Finish Care
288
Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
289
Cleaning Tires
289
Sheet Metal Damage
289
Finish Damage
290
Underbody Maintenance
290
Chemical Paint Spotting
290
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
291
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
292
Engine Identification
292
Service Parts Identification Label
292
Electrical System
293
Add-On Electrical Equipment
293
Windshield Wipers
293
Power Windows
293
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
293
Instrument Panel Fuse Blocks
293
Instrument Panel Fuse Block -- Driver's Side
294
Instrument Panel Fuse Block -- Passenger's Side
295
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
296
Replacement Bulbs
298
Capacities and Specifications
298
Capacities
298
Engine Specifications
299
Wheel Nut Torque
299
Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
299
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
299
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
300
Introduction
301
Your Vehicle and the Environment
301
Maintenance Requirements
301
How This Section is Organized
302
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
303
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
303
Scheduled Maintenance
304
Footnotes
304
Scheduled Maintenance
305
Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
305
Scheduled Maintenance
308
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
313
At Each Fuel Fill
313
Engine Oil Level Check
313
Engine Coolant Level Check
313
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
313
At Least Once a Month
313
Tire Inflation Check
313
Cassette Deck Service
313
At Least Twice a Year
314
Restraint System Check
314
Wiper Blade Check
314
Weatherstrip Lubrication
314
Manual Transaxle Check
314
Automatic Transaxle Inspection
314
Hydraulic Clutch System Check
314
At Least Once a Year
315
Key Lock Cylinders Service
315
Body Lubrication Service
315
Starter Switch Check
315
Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
316
Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
316
Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
317
Underbody Flushing Service
317
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
318
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
318
Exhaust System Inspection
318
Fuel System Inspection
318
Engine Cooling System Inspection
319
Throttle System Inspection
319
Brake System Inspection (Except GT Series)
319
Brake System Inspection (GT Series Only)
319
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
320
Part E: Maintenance Record
322
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
324
Pontiac Cares
325
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
325
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
326
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
328
Customer Assistance Offices
328
United States
328
Canada
328
All Overseas Locations
328
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
328
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
329
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
329
Security While You Travel
329
Canadian Roadside Assistance
331
Courtesy Transportation
331
Plan Ahead When Possible
331
Transportation Options
332
Shuttle Service
332
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
332
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
332
Additional Program Information
332
Warranty Information
333
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
333
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
334
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
334
SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
335
Service Manuals
335
Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
335
Service Bulletins
335
Current and Past Model Order Forms
335
Owner's Information
335

FAQ about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am Manual

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Grand Am, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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