2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
22.81 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
10
Manual Passenger Seat
10
Four-Way Manual Driver Seat
10
Six-Way Power Seats
12
Manual Lumbar
12
Heated Seats
13
Reclining Seatbacks
13
Head Restraints
15
Rear Seats
16
Rear Seat Operation
16
Split Bench Seats
16
Captain Chairs
21
Stowable Seat
25
Safety Belts
29
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
29
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
33
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
34
Driver Position
35
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
43
Right Front Passenger Position
44
Rear Seat Passengers
45
Center Rear Passenger Position
49
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
51
Safety Belt Extender
55
Child Restraints
56
Older Children
56
Infants and Young Children
59
Child Restraint Systems
62
Where to Put the Restraint
65
Top Strap
66
Top Strap Anchor Location
67
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
71
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
73
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
73
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
76
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
78
Air Bag Systems
81
Where Are the Air Bags?
84
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
87
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
88
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
88
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
89
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Restraint System Check
91
Checking Your Restraint Systems
91
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
91
Features and Controls
94
Keys
96
Remote Keyless Entry System
97
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
98
Doors and Locks
101
Door Locks
101
Power Door Locks
102
Delayed Locking
102
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
102
Rear Door Security Locks
103
Lockout Protection
104
Leaving Your Vehicle
104
Liftgate
104
Windows
106
Power Windows
107
Sun Visors
108
Theft-Deterrent Systems
109
Content Theft-Deterrent
109
PASS-Key III
110
PASS-Key III Operation
111
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
113
New Vehicle Break-In
113
Ignition Positions
113
Starting Your Engine
114
Engine Coolant Heater
115
Automatic Transaxle Operation
116
Parking Brake
119
Shifting Into Park (P)
120
Shiftng Out of Park (P)
123
Parking Over Things That Burn
123
Engine Exhaust
124
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
125
Mirrors
126
Manual Rearview Mirror
126
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
126
Outside Power Mirror
126
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
127
Outside Convex Mirror
127
Outside Heated Mirrors
127
OnStar
128
OnStar System
128
HomeLink Transmitter
130
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
131
Storage Areas
134
Glove Box
134
Cupholder(s)
134
Cell Phone Storage Area
134
Overhead Console
134
Floor Console Storage Area
135
Front Armrest Storage Area
135
Roof Rack System
135
Rear Storage Area
138
Convenience Net
138
Cargo Cover
138
Rear Convenience Center
139
Sunroof
142
Vehicle Personalization
143
Entering Programming Mode
143
Headlamp Exit Delay
144
Automatic Door Lock/Unlock
145
Delayed Locking
146
Remote Driver Unlock Control
147
Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
148
Exiting Programming Mode
149
Memory Seat
150
Instrument Panel
152
Instrument Panel Overview
155
Hazard Warning Flashers
157
Other Warning Devices
157
Horn
157
Tilt Wheel
158
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
158
Exterior Lamps
164
Interior Lamps
166
Instrument Panel Switchbank
169
Head-Up Display (HUD)
170
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
173
Accessory Power Outlets
175
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
176
Climate Controls
177
Climate Control System
177
Dual Climate Control System
179
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
182
Outlet Adjustment
185
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
186
Instrument Panel Cluster
187
Speedometer and Odometer
188
Tachometer
189
Safety Belt Reminder Light
189
Air Bag Readiness Light
190
Brake System Warning Light
191
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
192
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
192
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
193
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
193
Fuel Gage
197
Message Center
198
Service Traction System Warning Message
198
Traction Active Message
198
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
199
Charging System Indicator Message
199
Low Oil Pressure Message
200
Low Engine Oil Level Message
201
Change Engine Oil Message
201
Low Tire Message
201
Door Ajar Warning Message
202
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
202
PASS-Key III Security Message
202
All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message
203
Low Washer Fluid Warning Message
203
Low Fuel Warning Message
204
Low Brake Fluid Warning Message
204
Service Vehicle Soon Message
205
Program Mode Message
205
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Battery Low Warning Message
206
Park Lamp Warning Message
206
Highbeam Out Warning Message
206
Driver Information Center (DIC)
207
DIC Controls and Displays
209
DIC Vehicle Personalization
210
Audio System(s)
220
Setting the Time
220
Radio with CD
220
Radio with Cassette and CD
227
Radio with Six-Disc CD
239
Entertainment System
252
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
261
Theft-Deterrent Feature
263
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
264
DVD Distortion
264
Understanding Radio Reception
265
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
265
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
266
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
266
Cleaning Your DVD Player
266
Cleaning the Video Screen
267
Integrated Windshield Antenna
267
XM Satellite Radio Antenna System
267
DAB Radio Antenna System
267
Driving Your Vehicle
268
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
269
Driver Behavior
269
Driving Environment
269
Vehicle Design
270
Defensive Driving
270
Drunken Driving
271
Control of a Vehicle
274
Braking
274
Traction Control System (TCS)
278
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
279
Steering
279
Off-Road Recovery
282
Passing
282
Loss of Control
283
Driving at Night
285
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
286
City Driving
289
Freeway Driving
290
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
291
Highway Hypnosis
292
Hill and Mountain Roads
292
Winter Driving
294
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
299
Towing
300
Towing Your Vehicle
300
Recreational Vehicle Towing
300
Loading Your Vehicle
301
Towing a Trailer
303
Service and Appearance Care
312
Service
314
Doing Your Own Service Work
315
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
315
Fuel
316
Gasoline Octane
316
Gasoline Specifications
316
California Fuel
317
Additives
317
Fuels in Foreign Countries
318
Filling Your Tank
318
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
320
Checking Things Under the Hood
321
Hood Release
322
Engine Compartment Overview
323
Engine Oil
324
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
329
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
330
Engine Coolant
333
Radiator Pressure Cap
336
Engine Overheating
336
Cooling System
339
Power Steering Fluid
346
Windshield Washer Fluid
347
Brakes
348
Battery
351
Jump Starting
352
All-Wheel Drive
357
Bulb Replacement
359
Halogen Bulbs
359
Headlamps
359
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
361
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
361
Taillamps and Back-up Lamps
362
Replacement Bulbs
363
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
364
Tires
366
Inflation - Tire Pressure
367
Check Tire Pressure System
367
Tire Inspection and Rotation
369
When It Is Time for New Tires
370
Buying New Tires
371
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
372
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
373
Wheel Replacement
373
Tire Chains
375
Accessory Inflator
376
If a Tire Goes Flat
377
Changing a Flat Tire
378
Compact Spare Tire
396
Appearance Care
398
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
398
Care of Safety Belts
401
Weatherstrips
401
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
401
Sheet Metal Damage
403
Finish Damage
403
Underbody Maintenance
403
Chemical Paint Spotting
404
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
404
Vehicle Identification
406
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
406
Service Parts Identification Label
406
Electrical System
407
Add-on Electrical Equipment
407
Headlamp Wiring
407
Windshield Wiper Fuses
407
Power Windows and Other Power Options
407
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
407
Capacities and Specifications
413
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
415
Maintenance Schedule
416
Maintenance Schedule
417
Introduction
417
Your Vehicle and the Environment
417
Maintenance Requirements
417
How This Section is Organized
418
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
419
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
419
Scheduled Maintenance
419
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
424
At Each Fuel Fill
424
At Least Once a Month
424
At Least Twice a Year
425
At Least Once a Year
425
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
428
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
428
Exhaust System Inspection
428
Fuel System Inspection
428
Engine Cooling System Inspection
428
Throttle System Inspection
429
Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) and Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear Drive Module) All-Wheel Drive Inspection
429
Brake System Inspection
429
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
430
Part E: Maintenance Record
431
Customer Assistance Information
434
Customer Assistance Information
435
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
435
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
436
Customer Assistance Offices
437
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
438
Roadside Assistance Program
438
Courtesy Transportation
439
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
441
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
442
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
442
Service Publications Ordering Information
442
Supplement
444
Index
446

FAQ about the 2003 Buick Rendezvous Manual

What contains the 2003 Rendezvous manual?

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

  • 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
  • Maintenance for your Buick Rendezvous, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2003 Buick Rendezvous Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Buick Rendezvous year 2003 free?

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The Buick Rendezvous (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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