2004 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual

2004 Buick Rendezvous owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Buick
Model:
Rendezvous
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
3.2 MB

Table of Contents

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1
Preface
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Passenger Seat
9
Four-Way Manual Driver Seat
9
Six-Way Power Seats
11
Manual Lumbar
11
Heated Seats
12
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
14
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation
15
Split Bench Seats
15
Captain Chairs
20
Stowable Seat
24
Safety Belts
28
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
28
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
32
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
33
Driver Position
34
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
42
Right Front Passenger Position
43
Rear Seat Passengers
44
Center Rear Passenger Position
48
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
50
Safety Belt Pretensioners
52
Safety Belt Extender
52
Child Restraints
53
Older Children
53
Infants and Young Children
56
Child Restraint Systems
59
Where to Put the Restraint
62
Top Strap
63
Top Strap Anchor Location
64
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
68
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
70
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
70
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
73
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
75
Air Bag Systems
78
Where Are the Air Bags?
81
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
83
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
84
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
85
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
86
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Restraint System Check
88
Checking Your Restraint Systems
88
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
89
Features and Controls
91
Keys
93
Remote Keyless Entry System
94
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
95
Doors and Locks
98
Door Locks
98
Power Door Locks
99
Delayed Locking
99
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
100
Rear Door Security Locks
100
Lockout Protection
101
Leaving Your Vehicle
101
Liftgate
101
Windows
103
Power Windows
104
Sun Visors
105
Theft-Deterrent Systems
105
Content Theft-Deterrent
105
PASS-Key® III
107
PASS-Key® III Operation
107
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
109
New Vehicle Break-In
109
Ignition Positions
110
Starting Your Engine
111
Engine Coolant Heater
112
Automatic Transaxle Operation
113
Parking Brake
116
Shifting Into Park (P)
117
Shifting Out of Park (P)
119
Parking Over Things That Burn
120
Engine Exhaust
120
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
121
Mirrors
122
Manual Rearview Mirror
122
Outside Power Mirror
122
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
122
Outside Convex Mirror
123
Outside Heated Mirrors
123
OnStar® System
123
HomeLink® Transmitter
125
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
125
Storage Areas
129
Glove Box
129
Cupholder(s)
129
Cell Phone Storage Area
129
Overhead Console
129
Floor Console Storage Area
130
Front Armrest Storage Area
130
Rear Storage Area
130
Roof Rack System
131
Convenience Net
134
Cargo Cover
134
Rear Convenience Center
134
Sunroof
138
Vehicle Personalization
139
Memory Seat
139
Instrument Panel
141
Instrument Panel Overview
144
Hazard Warning Flashers
146
Other Warning Devices
147
Horn
147
Tilt Wheel
147
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
148
Exterior Lamps
154
Interior Lamps
156
Instrument Panel Switchbank
161
Head-Up Display (HUD)
161
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
164
Accessory Power Outlets
167
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
168
Climate Controls
168
Climate Control System
168
Dual Climate Control System
172
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
175
Outlet Adjustment
178
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
179
Instrument Panel Cluster
180
Speedometer and Odometer
181
Tachometer
182
Safety Belt Reminder Light
183
Air Bag Readiness Light
183
Brake System Warning Light
184
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
185
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
185
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
186
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
186
Fuel Gage
189
Message Center
190
Service Traction System Warning Message
190
Traction Active Message
191
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
191
Charging System Indicator Message
192
Low Oil Pressure Message
192
Change Engine Oil Message
193
Low Tire Message
194
Door Ajar Warning Message
194
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
194
PASS-Key® III Security Message
195
All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message
195
Low Washer Fluid Warning Message
196
Low Fuel Warning Message
196
Low Brake Fluid Warning Message
197
Service Vehicle Soon Message
197
Program Mode Message
198
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Battery Low Warning Message
198
Parking Lamp Warning Message
199
Highbeam Out Warning Message
199
Driver Information Center (DIC)
200
DIC Controls and Displays
202
DIC Vehicle Personalization
204
Audio System(s)
213
Setting the Time
213
Radio with CD
214
Radio with Cassette and CD
225
Radio with Six-Disc CD
238
Navigation/Radio System
252
Rear Seat Entertainment System
253
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
266
Theft-Deterrent Feature
268
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
269
DVD Distortion
269
Understanding Radio Reception
270
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
270
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
271
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
271
Cleaning Your DVD Player
271
Integrated Windshield Antenna
272
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States)
272
Driving Your Vehicle
273
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
274
Driver Behavior
274
Driving Environment
274
Vehicle Design
275
Defensive Driving
275
Drunken Driving
276
Control of a Vehicle
279
Braking
279
Traction Control System (TCS)
283
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
284
Steering
285
Off-Road Recovery
287
Passing
287
Loss of Control
289
Driving at Night
290
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
292
City Driving
295
Freeway Driving
296
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
297
Highway Hypnosis
298
Hill and Mountain Roads
298
Winter Driving
300
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
304
Towing
305
Towing Your Vehicle
305
Recreational Vehicle Towing
306
Loading Your Vehicle
308
Towing a Trailer
314
Service and Appearance Care
323
Service
325
Doing Your Own Service Work
325
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
326
Fuel
326
Gasoline Octane
326
Gasoline Specifications
327
California Fuel
327
Additives
328
Fuels in Foreign Countries
328
Filling Your Tank
329
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
331
Checking Things Under the Hood
332
Hood Release
333
Engine Compartment Overview
334
Engine Oil
336
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
341
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
343
Engine Coolant
345
Radiator Pressure Cap
347
Engine Overheating
348
Cooling System
351
Power Steering Fluid
358
Windshield Washer Fluid
359
Brakes
360
Battery
364
Jump Starting
365
All-Wheel Drive
370
Bulb Replacement
372
Halogen Bulbs
372
Headlamps
372
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
374
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
374
Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps
375
Replacement Bulbs
376
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
377
Tires
379
Inflation - Tire Pressure
386
Check Tire Pressure System
387
Tire Inspection and Rotation
389
When It Is Time for New Tires
391
Buying New Tires
392
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
393
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
394
Wheel Replacement
394
Tire Chains
396
Accessory Inflator
396
If a Tire Goes Flat
398
Changing a Flat Tire
399
Compact Spare Tire
420
Appearance Care
421
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
421
Care of Safety Belts
424
Weatherstrips
424
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
425
Sheet Metal Damage
427
Finish Damage
427
Underbody Maintenance
427
Chemical Paint Spotting
428
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
428
Vehicle Identification
429
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
429
Service Parts Identification Label
430
Electrical System
430
Add-On Electrical Equipment
430
Headlamp Wiring
430
Windshield Wiper Fuses
431
Power Windows and Other Power Options
431
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
431
Capacities and Specifications
437
Maintenance Schedule
439
Maintenance Schedule
440
Introduction
440
Maintenance Requirements
440
Your Vehicle and the Environment
440
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
440
Scheduled Maintenance
442
Additional Required Services
444
Maintenance Footnotes
445
Owner Checks and Services
446
At Each Fuel Fill
446
At Least Once a Month
447
At Least Once a Year
447
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
450
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
451
Engine Drive Belt Routing
451
Maintenance Record
452
Customer Assistance Information
455
Customer Assistance Information
456
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
456
Online Owner Center
458
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
458
Customer Assistance Offices
459
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
460
Roadside Assistance Program
460
Courtesy Transportation
462
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records
464
Reporting Safety Defects
465
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
465
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
465
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
465
Service Publications Ordering Information
466
Index
469

FAQ about the 2004 Buick Rendezvous Manual

What contains the 2004 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 2004 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Rendezvous owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Rendezvous
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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