2003 Buick Park Avenue Owner's Manual

2003 Buick Park Avenue owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
Buick
Model:
Park Avenue
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
18.83 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
9
Power Seats
9
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
12
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Driver Position
19
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Right Front Passenger Position
26
Center Passenger Position
26
Rear Seat Passengers
28
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
31
Safety Belt Extender
33
Child Restraints
34
Older Children
34
Infants and Young Children
37
Child Restraint Systems
40
Where to Put the Restraint
43
Top Strap
45
Top Strap Anchor Location
46
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
47
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
51
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Air Bag Systems
57
Where Are the Air Bags?
60
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
62
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
63
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
63
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
64
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
66
Restraint System Check
67
Checking Your Restraint Systems
67
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Features and Controls
70
Keys
72
Remote Keyless Entry System
74
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
75
Doors and Locks
79
Door Locks
79
Central Door Unlocking System
80
Power Door Locks
80
Door Ajar Reminder
80
Delayed Locking
80
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
81
Lockout Protection
84
Leaving Your Vehicle
84
Trunk
84
Windows
87
Power Windows
88
Sun Visors
89
Theft-Deterrent Systems
90
PASS-Key II
92
PASS-Key III Operation
92
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
94
New Vehicle Break-In
94
Ignition Positions
94
Starting Your Engine
96
Engine Coolant Heater
97
Automatic Transaxle Operation
98
Parking Brake
101
Shifting Into Park (P)
102
Shifting Out of Park (P)
104
Parking Over Things That Burn
105
Engine Exhaust
105
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
106
Mirrors
107
Manual Rearview Mirror
107
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
107
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
107
Outside Power Mirrors
110
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
110
Outside Convex Mirror
111
Outside Automatic Dimming Heated Mirror
111
OnStar System
112
HomeLink Transmitter
114
Programming the HomeLink Transmittter
115
Storage Areas
119
Glove Box
119
Garage Door Opener Compartment
119
Front Storage Area
108
Center Console Storage Area
120
Assist Handles
121
Rear Storage Area
121
Rear Seat Armrest
121
Rear Seat Pass Through
121
Convenience Net
121
Sunroof
122
Vehicle Personalization
123
Memory Seat and Mirrors
123
Instrument Panel
126
Instrument Panel Overview
127
Hazard Warning Flashers
129
Other Warning Devices
129
Horn
130
Tilt Wheel
130
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
130
Exterior Lamps
137
Interior Lamps
140
Head-Up Display (HUD)
144
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
147
Accessory Power Outlets
148
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
149
Climate Controls
150
Dual Climate Control System
150
Outlet Adjustment
155
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
156
Steering Wheel Climate Controls
156
Climate Controls Personalization
157
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
158
Instrument Panel Cluster
159
Speedometer and Odometer
161
Tachometer
161
Safety Belt Reminder Light
162
Air Bag Readiness Light
162
Battery Warning Light
163
Brake System Warning Light
164
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
165
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
165
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
166
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
167
Oil Pressure Light
170
Security Light
171
Cruise Control Light
171
Service Vehicle Soon Light
151
Fuel Gage
172
Driver Information Center (DIC)
173
DIC Controls and Displays
173
DIC Warnings and Messages
176
DIC Vehicle Personalization
177
Audio System(s)
184
Setting the Time
184
Radio with Cassette
185
Radio with Cassette and CD
189
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer
195
Personal Choice Radio Controls
199
Theft-Deterrent Feature
200
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
202
Understanding Radio Reception
202
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
203
Care of Your CDs
204
Care of Your CD Player
204
Fixed Mast Antenna
204
Driving Your Vehicle
206
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
207
Defensive Driving
207
Drunken Driving
208
Control of a Vehicle
211
Braking
211
Traction Control System (TCS)
214
Steering
216
Off-Road Recovery
218
Passing
218
Loss of Control
220
Driving at Night
221
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
223
City Driving
226
Freeway Driving
227
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
228
Highway Hypnosis
229
Hill and Mountain Roads
229
Winter Driving
231
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
235
Towing
237
Towing Your Vehicle
237
Recreational Vehicle Towing
237
Loading Your Vehicle
238
Towing a Trailer
241
Service and Appearance Care
250
Service
252
Doing Your Own Service Work
252
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
253
Fuel
254
Gasoline Octane
254
Gasoline Specifications
254
California Fuel
255
Additives
255
Fuels in Foreign Countries
256
Filling Your Tank
256
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
258
Checking Things Under the Hood
259
Hood Release
259
Engine Compartment Overview
261
Engine Oil
263
Supercharger Oil
268
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
269
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
272
Engine Coolant
275
Radiator Pressure Cap
278
Engine Overheating
279
Cooling System
281
Power Steering Fluid
289
Windshield Washer Fluid
290
Brakes
291
Battery
294
Jump Starting
295
Headlamp Aiming
301
Bulb Replacement
303
Halogen Bulbs
303
Headlamps
303
Front Turn Signal Lamps
306
Rear Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-Up Lamps
306
Rear Quarter Panel Turn Signal and Stoplamps
310
Replacement Bulbs
312
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
313
Tires
314
Inflation - Tire Pressure
315
Check Tire Pressure System
316
Tire Inspection and Rotation
317
When It Is Time for New Tires
318
Buying New Tires
319
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
320
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
321
Wheel Replacement
321
Tire Chains
323
If a Tire Goes Flat
323
Changing a Flat Tire
324
Compact Spare Tire
333
Appearance Care
334
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
334
Care of Safety Belts
337
Weatherstrips
337
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
338
Sheet Metal Damage
340
Finish Damage
340
Underbody Maintenance
340
Chemical Paint Spotting
341
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
341
Vehicle Identification
343
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
343
Add-on Electrical Equipment
344
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
344
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
349
Capacities and Specifications
353
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
354
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
354
Maintenance Schedule
356
Maintenance Schedule
357
Introduction
357
Your Vehicle and the Environment
357
Maintenance Requirements
357
How This Section is Organized
358
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
359
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
359
Selecting the Right Schedule
360
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
362
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
370
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
375
At Each Fuel Fill
375
At Least Once a Month
375
At Least Twice a Year
376
At Least Once a Year
376
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
383
Customer Assistance Information
386
Customer Assistance Information
387
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
387
Online Owner Center
388
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
388
Customer Assistance Offices
389
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
390
Roadside Assistance Program
390
Courtesy Transportation
392
Reporting Safety Defects
394
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
394
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
394
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
394
Service Publications Ordering Information
395
Index
398

FAQ about the 2003 Buick Park Avenue Manual

What contains the 2003 Park Avenue manual?

The Buick Park Avenue owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Park Avenue. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Park Avenue 2003 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Buick Park Avenue, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2003 Buick Park Avenue Owners Manual?

The Buick Park Avenue owner manual for the 2003 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Park Avenue year 2003 free?

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The Buick Park Avenue (2003) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2003 is available in English.

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