2004 Buick Park Avenue Owner's Manual

2004 Buick Park Avenue owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Buick
Model:
Park Avenue
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
4.44 MB

Table of Contents

Buick Park Avenue Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Driver Position
18
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
24
Right Front Passenger Position
25
Center Passenger Position
25
Rear Seat Passengers
27
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
30
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
36
Child Restraint Systems
39
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Top Strap
44
Top Strap Anchor Location
45
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
46
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
52
Air Bag Systems
55
Where Are the Air Bags?
57
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
61
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
61
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
62
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Restraint System Check
64
Checking Your Restraint Systems
64
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Features and Controls
67
Keys
69
Remote Keyless Entry System
71
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
72
Doors and Locks
76
Door Locks
76
Central Door Unlocking System
77
Power Door Locks
77
Door Ajar Reminder
77
Delayed Locking
77
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
78
Rear Door Security Locks
80
Lockout Protection
80
Leaving Your Vehicle
80
Trunk
81
Windows
83
Power Windows
84
Sun Visors
85
Theft-Deterrent Systems
85
Content Theft-Deterrent
85
PASS-Key® III
87
PASS-Key® III Operation
88
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
89
New Vehicle Break-In
89
Ignition Positions
90
Starting Your Engine
91
Engine Coolant Heater
92
Automatic Transaxle Operation
93
Parking Brake
95
Shifting Into Park (P)
96
Shifting Out of Park (P)
99
Parking Over Things That Burn
99
Engine Exhaust
100
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
101
Mirrors
102
Manual Rearview Mirror
102
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
102
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
103
Outside Power Mirrors
105
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
106
Outside Convex Mirror
106
Outside Automatic Dimming Heated Mirror
107
OnStar® System
107
HomeLink® Transmitter
109
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
109
Storage Areas
113
Glove Box
113
Garage Door Opener Compartment
113
Center Console Storage Area
114
Assist Handles
115
Rear Storage Area
115
Rear Seat Armrest
115
Rear Seat Pass Through
115
Convenience Net
115
Sunroof
116
Vehicle Personalization
117
Memory Seat and Mirrors
117
Instrument Panel
119
Instrument Panel Overview
120
Hazard Warning Flashers
122
Other Warning Devices
122
Horn
123
Tilt Wheel
123
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
123
Exterior Lamps
130
Interior Lamps
133
Head-Up Display (HUD)
136
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
138
Accessory Power Outlets
140
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
141
Climate Controls
142
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
142
Outlet Adjustment
147
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
148
Steering Wheel Climate Controls
148
Climate Controls Personalization
149
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
150
Instrument Panel Cluster
151
Speedometer and Odometer
153
Tachometer
153
Safety Belt Reminder Light
154
Air Bag Readiness Light
154
Battery Warning Light
155
Brake System Warning Light
156
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
157
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
157
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
158
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
159
Oil Pressure Light
162
Security Light
163
Cruise Control Light
163
Service Vehicle Soon Light
163
Fuel Gage
164
Driver Information Center (DIC)
165
DIC Controls and Displays
165
DIC Warnings and Messages
168
DIC Vehicle Personalization
169
Audio System(s)
175
Setting the Time
176
Radio with Cassette
176
Radio with Cassette and CD
181
Trunk-Mounted CD Changer
189
Personal Choice Radio Controls
193
Theft-Deterrent Feature
193
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
196
Understanding Radio Reception
196
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
197
Care of Your CDs
198
Care of Your CD Player
198
Heated Backlite Antenna
198
Driving Your Vehicle
199
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
200
Defensive Driving
200
Drunken Driving
201
Control of a Vehicle
204
Braking
204
Traction Control System (TCS)
207
Steering
209
Off-Road Recovery
211
Passing
212
Loss of Control
213
Driving at Night
215
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
216
City Driving
219
Freeway Driving
220
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
221
Highway Hypnosis
222
Hill and Mountain Roads
222
Winter Driving
224
Towing Your Vehicle
229
Recreational Vehicle Towing
229
Loading Your Vehicle
231
Towing a Trailer
236
Service and Appearance Care
245
Service
247
Doing Your Own Service Work
247
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
248
Fuel
248
Gasoline Octane
248
Gasoline Specifications
249
California Fuel
249
Additives
249
Fuels in Foreign Countries
250
Filling Your Tank
250
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
253
Checking Things Under the Hood
254
Hood Release
254
Engine Compartment Overview
256
Engine Oil
258
Supercharger Oil
263
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
264
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
267
Engine Coolant
269
Radiator Pressure Cap
271
Engine Overheating
272
Cooling System
274
Power Steering Fluid
282
Windshield Washer Fluid
283
Brakes
284
Battery
287
Jump Starting
288
Headlamp Aiming
293
Bulb Replacement
295
Halogen Bulbs
295
Headlamps
295
Front Turn Signal Lamps
298
Rear Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-Up Lamps
298
Rear Quarter Panel Turn Signal and Stoplamps
302
Replacement Bulbs
304
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
305
Tires
306
Inflation - Tire Pressure
313
Check Tire Pressure System
314
Tire Inspection and Rotation
316
When It Is Time for New Tires
317
Buying New Tires
318
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
319
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
320
Wheel Replacement
320
Tire Chains
322
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
337
Sheet Metal Damage
339
Finish Damage
340
Underbody Maintenance
340
Chemical Paint Spotting
340
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
340
Vehicle Identification
342
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
342
Service Parts Identification Label
342
Electrical System
342
Add-On Electrical Equipment
342
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
343
Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
348
Capacities and Specifications
352
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
353
Maintenance Schedule
355
Maintenance Schedule
356
Introduction
356
Maintenance Requirements
356
Your Vehicle and the Environment
356
How This Section is Organized
357
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
358
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
358
Selecting the Right Schedule
359
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
361
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
368
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
373
At Each Fuel Fill
373
At Least Once a Month
373
At Least Twice a Year
374
At Least Once a Year
374
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
377
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
377
Exhaust System Inspection
377
Fuel System Inspection
378
Engine Cooling System Inspection
378
Throttle System Inspection
378
Brake System Inspection
378
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
379
Part E: Maintenance Record
380
Customer Assistance Information
383
Customer Assistance Information
384
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
384
Online Owner Center
385
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
386
Customer Assistance Offices
386
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
387
Roadside Assistance Program
388
Courtesy Transportation
389
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
391
Reporting Safety Defects
392
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
392
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
393
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
393
Service Publications Ordering Information
393
Index
395

FAQ about the 2004 Buick Park Avenue Manual

What contains the 2004 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 2004 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Park Avenue owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2004 Buick Park Avenue Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Park Avenue year 2004 free?

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The Buick Park Avenue (2004) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2004 is available in English.

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