2004 Pontiac Vibe Owner's Manual

2004 Pontiac Vibe owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Vibe
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.68 MB

Table of Contents

Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Passenger Folding Seatback
11
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
20
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
28
Safety Belt Pretensioners
32
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
35
Child Restraint Systems
39
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Top Strap
42
Top Strap Anchor Location
44
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
45
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
50
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
53
Where Are the Air Bags?
56
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
58
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
59
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
59
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
60
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
62
Restraint System Check
62
Checking Your Restraint Systems
62
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
63
Features and Controls
65
Keys
66
Remote Keyless Entry System
68
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
69
Doors and Locks
71
Door Locks
71
Power Door Locks
72
Rear Door Security Locks
72
Leaving Your Vehicle
73
Liftgate/Liftglass
73
Windows
75
Manual Windows
75
Power Windows
76
Sun Visors
77
Theft-Deterrent Systems
77
Content Theft-Deterrent
77
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
80
New Vehicle Break-In
80
Ignition Positions
80
Starting Your Engine
82
Engine Coolant Heater
83
Automatic Transaxle Operation
84
Manual Transaxle Operation
87
Parking Brake
91
Shifting Into Park (P)
92
Shifting Out of Park (P)
94
Parking Your Vehicle
95
Parking Over Things That Burn
96
Engine Exhaust
97
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
98
Mirrors
99
Manual Rearview Mirror
99
Outside Remote Control Mirrors
100
Outside Convex Mirror
100
Storage Areas
101
Glove Box
101
Cupholder(s)
101
Coinholder(s)
101
Instrument Panel Storage Area
101
Center Console Storage Area
101
Floor Mats
101
Luggage Carrier
102
Rear Storage Area
104
Rear Cargo Accessory Track System
104
Cargo Cover
105
Sunroof
106
Instrument Panel
107
Instrument Panel Overview
108
Hazard Warning Flashers
110
Other Warning Devices
110
Horn
111
Tilt Wheel
111
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
111
Exterior Lamps
118
Interior Lamps
120
Accessory Power Outlets
123
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current
124
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
125
Climate Controls
125
Climate Control System
125
Outlet Adjustment
128
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
129
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
131
Instrument Panel Cluster
132
Speedometer and Odometer
133
Tachometer
134
Safety Belt Reminder Light
134
Air Bag Readiness Light
136
Charging System Light
137
Brake System Warning Light
137
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
138
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
139
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
140
Oil Pressure Light
144
Cruise Control Light
145
Overdrive Off Light
145
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
145
Door Ajar Light
145
Fuel Gage
146
Audio System(s)
147
Setting the Time
147
Radio with CD
148
Radio with Six-Disc CD
158
Navigation/Radio System
169
Understanding Radio Reception
169
Care of Your CDs
170
Care of Your CD Player
170
Fixed Mast Antenna
170
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (United States Only)
170
Driving Your Vehicle
171
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
172
Defensive Driving
172
Drunken Driving
172
Control of a Vehicle
175
Braking
176
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
179
Steering
179
Off-Road Recovery
182
Passing
182
Loss of Control
184
Driving at Night
185
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
186
City Driving
189
Freeway Driving
190
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
191
Highway Hypnosis
192
Hill and Mountain Roads
192
Winter Driving
194
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
198
Towing
200
Towing Your Vehicle
200
Recreational Vehicle Towing
200
Loading Your Vehicle
202
Towing a Trailer
204
Service and Appearance Care
211
Service
213
Doing Your Own Service Work
213
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
214
Fuel
214
Gasoline Octane
214
Gasoline Specifications
215
California Fuel
215
Additives
216
Fuels in Foreign Countries
216
Filling Your Tank
217
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
219
Checking Things Under the Hood
220
Hood Release
220
Engine Compartment Overview
222
Engine Oil
226
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
231
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
233
Manual Transaxle Fluid
235
Hydraulic Clutch
236
Engine Coolant
237
Radiator Pressure Cap
239
Engine Overheating
240
Cooling System
242
Power Steering Fluid
248
Windshield Washer Fluid
249
Brakes
250
Battery
254
Jump Starting
255
All-Wheel Drive
261
Bulb Replacement
262
Halogen Bulbs
262
Headlamps
262
Front Turn Signal Lamps
264
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
265
Rear Combination Lamps
266
Back-Up Lamps
268
Replacement Bulbs
269
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
270
Tires
271
Inflation — Tire Pressure
277
Tire Inspection and Rotation
278
When It Is Time for New Tires
280
Buying New Tires
281
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
282
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
283
Wheel Replacement
284
Tire Chains
285
If a Tire Goes Flat
286
Changing a Flat Tire
287
Compact Spare Tire
298
Appearance Care
299
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
299
Care of Safety Belts
302
Weatherstrips
302
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
302
Sheet Metal Damage
304
Finish Damage
304
Underbody Maintenance
305
Chemical Paint Spotting
305
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
305
Vehicle Identification
307
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
307
Service Parts Identification Label
307
Electrical System
307
Add-On Electrical Equipment
307
Headlamp Wiring
308
Windshield Wiper Fuses
308
Power Windows and Other Power Options
308
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
308
Capacities and Specifications
311
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
313
Maintenance Schedule
315
Maintenance Schedule
316
Introduction
316
Maintenance Requirements
316
Your Vehicle and the Environment
316
How This Section is Organized
317
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
318
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
318
Selecting the Right Schedule
319
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
321
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
328
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
333
At Each Fuel Fill
333
At Least Once a Month
333
At Least Twice a Year
334
At Least Once a Year
335
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
338
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
338
Exhaust System Inspection
338
Fuel System Inspection
338
Engine Cooling System Inspection
339
Throttle System Inspection
339
Brake System Inspection
339
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
340
Part E: Maintenance Record
342
Customer Assistance Information
345
Customer Assistance Information
346
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
346
Online Owner Center
348
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
348
Customer Assistance Offices
348
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
350
Roadside Assistance Program
350
Courtesy Transportation
352
Reporting Safety Defects
354
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
354
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
354
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
355
Service Publications Ordering Information
355
Index
357

FAQ about the 2004 Pontiac Vibe Manual

What contains the 2004 Vibe manual?

The Pontiac Vibe owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac Vibe. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac Vibe 2004 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Vibe, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac Vibe
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Vibe owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2004 Pontiac Vibe Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Vibe year 2004 free?

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The Pontiac Vibe (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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