2004 Saturn Ion Owner's Manual

2004 Saturn Ion owners manual
Year:
2004
Make:
Saturn
Model:
Ion
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.63 MB

Table of Contents

2004 Saturn ION 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
12
Rear Seats
13
Split Folding Rear Seat
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
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
32
Safety Belt Pretensioners
34
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Top Strap
45
Top Strap Anchor Location
47
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
48
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
50
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
53
Air Bag Systems
56
Where Are the Air Bags?
58
When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
61
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
62
How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
62
What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
62
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Restraint System Check
65
Checking Your Restraint Systems
65
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
65
Features and Controls
67
Keys
69
Remote Keyless Entry System
70
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
71
Doors and Locks
75
Door Locks
75
Power Door Locks
76
Delayed Locking
76
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
76
Rear Door Security Locks
77
Lockout Protection
77
Leaving Your Vehicle
77
Rear Doors (Coupe)
78
Trunk
78
Windows
80
Manual Windows
81
Power Windows
81
Sun Visors
82
Theft-Deterrent Systems
83
Passlock®
83
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
84
New Vehicle Break-In
84
Ignition Positions
84
Starting Your Engine
86
Engine Coolant Heater
88
Automatic Transaxle Operation
89
Manual Transaxle Operation
94
Parking Brake
96
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
97
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
99
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle)
99
Parking Over Things That Burn
100
Engine Exhaust
100
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
101
Mirrors
102
Manual Rearview Mirror
102
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
102
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
103
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
106
Outside Remote Control Mirror
108
Outside Power Mirrors
108
Outside Convex Mirror
108
OnStar® System
109
Storage Areas
110
Glove Box
110
Cupholder(s)
110
Center Console Storage Area
110
Roof Rack System
111
Convenience Net
111
Sunroof
111
Instrument Panel
113
Instrument Panel Overview
116
Hazard Warning Flashers
118
Other Warning Devices
119
Horn
119
Tilt Wheel
119
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
120
Windshield Wiper Lever
123
Cruise Control
124
Exterior Lamps
127
Interior Lamps
129
Accessory Power Outlets
130
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
131
Climate Controls
131
Climate Control System (Without Air Conditioning)
131
Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning)
134
Outlet Adjustment
136
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
137
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
139
Instrument Panel Cluster
140
Speedometer and Odometer
141
Tachometer
141
Safety Belt Reminder Light
142
Air Bag Readiness Light
142
Battery Warning Light
143
Up-Shift Light
144
Brake System Warning Light
144
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
146
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
147
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
148
Oil Pressure Light
151
Passlock® Warning Light
152
Fuel Gage
152
Message Center
153
Low Traction Message
154
Traction Off Message
154
Cruise Control Message
154
Transaxle Fluid Hot Message
154
Transaxle Fluid Cold Message
155
Low Coolant Level Warning Message
155
Change Engine Oil Message
155
Check Gage Message
156
Power Steering Message
156
Trunk Ajar Warning Message
156
Low Fuel Warning Message
157
Service Vehicle Message
157
Error Message
157
Audio System(s)
158
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
158
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
159
AM-FM Radio
159
Radio with CD (Base Level)
162
Radio with CD (MP3)
166
Theft-Deterrent Feature
180
Radio Reception
182
Care of Your CDs
183
Care of Your CD Player
183
Fixed Mast Antenna
183
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
183
Driving Your Vehicle
185
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
186
Defensive Driving
186
Drunken Driving
186
Control of a Vehicle
189
Braking
190
Traction Control System (TCS)
192
Steering
193
Off-Road Recovery
196
Passing
196
Loss of Control
198
Driving at Night
199
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
201
City Driving
204
Freeway Driving
205
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
206
Highway Hypnosis
207
Hill and Mountain Roads
208
Winter Driving
210
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
214
Towing
215
Towing Your Vehicle
215
Recreational Vehicle Towing
215
Loading Your Vehicle
217
Towing a Trailer
223
Service and Appearance Care
231
Service
233
Doing Your Own Service Work
234
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
234
Fuel
235
Gasoline Octane
235
Gasoline Specifications
235
California Fuel
236
Additives
236
Fuels in Foreign Countries
237
Filling Your Tank
238
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
239
Checking Things Under the Hood
240
Hood Release
240
Engine Compartment Overview
242
Engine Oil
245
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
252
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
254
Manual Transaxle Fluid
255
Hydraulic Clutch
255
Engine Coolant
256
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
259
Engine Overheating
259
Cooling System
262
Windshield Washer Fluid
267
Brakes
268
Battery
271
Jump Starting
272
Headlamp Aiming
277
Bulb Replacement
278
Halogen Bulbs
278
Headlamps (Sedan)
278
Headlamps (Coupe)
280
Front Turn Signal Lamps (Sedan)
281
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps (Coupe)
283
Fog Lamps
283
Sidemarker Lamps (Coupe)
284
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
285
Taillamps, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
285
Replacement Bulbs
286
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
287
Tires
288
Inflation - Tire Pressure
296
Tire Inspection and Rotation
298
When It Is Time for New Tires
299
Buying New Tires
300
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
301
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
302
Wheel Replacement
302
Tire Chains
304
If a Tire Goes Flat
305
Changing a Flat Tire
306
Compact Spare Tire
316
Appearance Care
317
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
317
Care of Safety Belts
319
Weatherstrips
320
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
320
Sheet Metal Damage
322
Finish Damage
322
Underbody Maintenance
322
Chemical Paint Spotting
322
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
323
Vehicle Identification
324
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
324
Service Parts Identification Label
324
Electrical System
325
Add-On Electrical Equipment
325
Windshield Wiper Fuses
325
Power Windows and Other Power Options
325
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
325
Capacities and Specifications
332
Maintenance Schedule
335
Maintenance Schedule
336
Introduction
336
Maintenance Requirements
336
Your Vehicle and the Environment
336
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
336
Scheduled Maintenance
338
Additional Required Services
340
Maintenance Footnotes
342
Owner Checks and Services
343
At Each Fuel Fill
344
At Least Once a Month
344
At Least Once a Year
345
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
348
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
350
Engine Drive Belt Routing
351
Maintenance Record
352
Customer Assistance and Information
355
Customer Assistance and Information
356
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
356
Online Owner Center
358
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
358
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
359
Roadside Assistance Program
359
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
361
Reporting Safety Defects
363
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
363
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
363
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
363
Service Publications Ordering Information
364
Index
365

FAQ about the 2004 Saturn Ion Manual

What contains the 2004 Ion manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Saturn Ion owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Saturn Ion
  • Maintenance for your Saturn Ion, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2004 Saturn Ion Owners Manual?

The Saturn Ion owner manual for the 2004 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Saturn Ion year 2004 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2004 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Saturn Ion (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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