2003 GMC Savana Owner's Manual

2003 GMC Savana owners manual
Year:
2003
Make:
GMC
Model:
Savana
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
18.3 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Power Seat
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Rear Seats
12
Rear Seat Operation
12
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position
30
Center Passenger Position (2nd Row)
30
Center Passenger Position (3rd, 4th and 5th Row)
31
Rear Seat Passengers
32
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
35
Safety Belt Pretensioners
38
Safety Belt Extender
38
Child Restraints
39
Older Children
39
Infants and Young Children
41
Child Restraint Systems
48
Where to Put the Restraint
51
Top Strap
55
Top Strap Anchor Location
57
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
58
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
60
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
60
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (2nd Row)
63
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat Position (3rd, 4th and 5th Row)
63
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
65
Air Bag System
70
Where Are the Air Bags?
73
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
74
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
75
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
76
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
76
Air Bag Off Switch
77
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Restraint System Check
82
Checking Your Restraint Systems
82
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
83
Features and Controls
84
Keys
85
Remote Keyless Entry System
86
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
87
Doors and Locks
90
Door Locks
90
Power Door Locks
91
Last Door Closed Locking
91
Rear Door Security Locks
92
Lockout Protection
93
Leaving Your Vehicle
93
Sliding Side Door
94
60/40 Swing-Out Side Door
96
Rear Doors
97
Windows
99
Manual Windows
99
Power Windows
100
Swing-Out Windows
101
Sun Visors
101
Theft-Deterrent Systems
102
Passlock
102
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
103
New Vehicle Break-ln
103
Ignition Positions
103
Starting Your Engine
104
Engine Coolant Heater
106
Automatic Transmission Operation
107
All-Wheel Drive
109
Parking Brake
109
Shifting Into Park (P)
110
Shifting Out of Park (P)
112
Parking Over Things That Burn
113
Engine Exhaust
113
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
114
Mirrors
115
Manual Rearview Mirror
115
Outside Manual Mirror
115
Outside Remote Control Mirror
115
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
116
Outside Power Mirrors
117
Outside Convex Mirror
118
Outside Heated Mirrors
118
OnStar System
119
Storage Areas
121
Instrument Panel
122
Instrument Panel Overview
123
Hazard Warning Flashers
125
Other Warning Devices
126
Horn
126
Tilt Wheel
126
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
127
Exterior Lamps
133
Interior Lamps
135
Accessory Power Outlets
138
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
138
Climate Controls
139
Climate Control System
139
Rear Heating System
140
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
141
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
145
Instrument Panel Cluster
146
Speedometer
147
Safety Belt Reminder Light
148
Air Bag Readiness Light
149
Air Bag Off Light
150
Charging System Light
151
Voltmeter Gage
152
Brake System Warning Light
153
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
154
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
154
Low Coolant Warning Light
155
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
155
Oil Pressure Gage
158
Change Engine Oil Light
159
Security Light
159
Cruise Control Light
160
Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
160
Tow/Haul Mode Light
160
Check Gages Warning Light
160
Fuel Gage
161
Audio System(s)
162
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
162
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
163
AM-FM Radio
163
Radio with CD (Base Level)
166
Radio with Cassette and CD
170
Radio with Six-Disc CD
181
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
192
Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non-RDS Radios)
194
Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios)
194
Understanding Radio Reception
195
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
195
Care of Your CDs
196
Care of Your CD Player
197
Fixed Mast Antenna
197
Chime Level Adjustment
197
Driving Your Vehicle
198
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
199
Defensive Driving
199
Drunken Driving
199
Control of a Vehicle
202
Braking
203
Locking Rear Axle
205
Steering
206
Off-Road Recovery
208
Passing
208
Loss of Control
210
Driving at Night
211
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
212
City Driving
215
Freeway Driving
216
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
217
Highway Hypnosis
218
Hill and Mountain Roads
219
Winter Driving
221
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
225
Towing
226
Towing Your Vehicle
226
Recreational Vehicle Towing
226
Loading Your Vehicle
227
Towing a Trailer
229
Service and Appearance Care
244
Service
246
Doing Your Own Service Work
246
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
247
Fuel
248
Gasoline Octane
248
Gasoline Specifications
248
California Fuel
249
Additives
249
Fuels in Foreign Countries
249
Filling Your Tank
250
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
251
Checking Things Under the Hood
252
Hood Release
252
Engine Compartment Overview
255
Engine Oil
257
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
262
Automatic Transmission Fluid
264
Engine Coolant
267
Radiator Pressure Cap
270
Engine Overheating
271
Cooling System
273
Engine Fan Noise
280
Power Steering Fluid
280
Windshield Washer Fluid
281
Brakes
283
Battery
286
Jump Starting
287
All-Wheel Drive
292
Rear Axle
293
Front Axle
294
Noise Control System
295
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
295
Bulb Replacement
297
Halogen Bulbs
297
Headlamps
297
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
299
Taillamps
299
Replacement Bulbs
301
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
302
Tires
303
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
304
Dual Tire Operation
305
Tire Inspection and Rotation
305
When It Is Time for New Tires
307
Buying New Tires
308
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
309
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
310
Wheel Replacement
311
Tire Chains
312
If a Tire Goes Flat
312
Changing a Flat Tire
313
Appearance Care
329
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
329
Care of Safety Belts
332
Weatherstrips
332
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
333
Sheet Metal Damage
335
Finish Damage
336
Underbody Maintenance
336
Chemical Paint Spotting
336
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
337
Vehicle Identification
339
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
339
Service Parts Identification Label
339
Electrical System
340
Add-On Electrical Equipment
340
Headlamp Wiring
340
Windshield Wiper Fuses
340
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
341
Capacities and Specifications
346
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
349
Maintenance Schedule
350
Maintenance Schedule
351
Introduction
351
Your Vehicle and the Environment
351
Maintenance Requirements
351
How This Section is Organized
352
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
353
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
353
Scheduled Maintenance
354
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
359
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1600 and 10000km)
359
At Each Fuel Fill
359
At Least Once a Month
359
At Least Twice a Year
360
At Least Once a Year
361
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
364
Steering and Suspension Inspection
364
Exhaust System Inspection
364
Fuel System Inspection
364
Engine Cooling System Inspection
364
Throttle System Inspection
365
Rear Axle Service
365
Transfer Case and Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive) Inspection
365
Brake System Inspection
365
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
366
Part E: Maintenance Record
368
Customer Assistance Information
370
Customer Assistance Information
371
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
371
Online Owner Center
373
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
373
Customer Assistance Offices
373
GM Mobility Program for Person with Disabilities
374
Roadside Assistance Program
375
Courtesy Transportation
377
Reporting Safety Defects
379
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
379
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
379
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
380
Service Publications Ordering Information
380
Index
382

FAQ about the 2003 GMC Savana Manual

What contains the 2003 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 2003 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2003 GMC Savana Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the GMC Savana year 2003 free?

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The GMC Savana (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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