2005 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual

2005 Buick Rendezvous owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Buick
Model:
Rendezvous
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.98 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Buick Rendezvous Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Passenger Seat
9
Four-Way Manual Driver Seat
9
Six-Way Power Seats
10
Manual Lumbar
11
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation
14
Split Bench Seats
14
Captain Chairs
19
Stowable Seat
23
Safety Belts
26
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
26
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
30
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
31
Driver Position
31
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
39
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
40
Right Front Passenger Position
40
Rear Seat Passengers
40
Center Rear Passenger Position
44
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
46
Safety Belt Pretensioners
48
Safety Belt Extender
48
Child Restraints
49
Older Children
49
Infants and Young Children
51
Child Restraint Systems
54
Where to Put the Restraint
58
Top Strap
59
Top Strap Anchor Location
60
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
64
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
66
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
66
Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
68
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
70
Airbag System
73
Where Are the Airbags?
76
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
79
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
81
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
81
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
82
Passenger Sensing System
83
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
88
Restraint System Check
89
Checking Your Restraint Systems
89
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
89
Features and Controls
91
Keys
93
Remote Keyless Entry System
95
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
96
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
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
108
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
109
New Vehicle Break-In
109
Ignition Positions
110
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
111
Starting Your Engine
111
Engine Coolant Heater
112
Automatic Transaxle Operation
113
All-Wheel Drive
116
Parking Brake
116
Shifting Into Park (P)
117
Shifting Out of Park (P)
118
Parking Over Things That Burn
119
Engine Exhaust
119
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
120
Mirrors
121
Manual Rearview Mirror
121
Outside Power Mirror
121
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
122
Outside Convex Mirror
122
Outside Heated Mirrors
122
OnStar® System
123
HomeLink® Transmitter
124
Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter
125
Storage Areas
128
Glove Box
128
Cupholder(s)
129
Cell Phone Storage Area
129
Overhead Console
129
Floor Console Storage Area
129
Front Armrest Storage Area
130
Rear Storage Area
130
Roof Rack System
130
Convenience Net
133
Cargo Cover
133
Rear Convenience Center
134
Sunroof
137
Vehicle Personalization
137
Memory Seat
137
Instrument Panel
139
Instrument Panel Overview
142
Hazard Warning Flashers
144
Other Warning Devices
144
Horn
144
Tilt Wheel
144
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
145
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
145
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
146
Flash-to-Pass
146
Windshield Wipers
147
Windshield Washer
147
Cruise Control
148
Exterior Lamps
152
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
152
Automatic Headlamp System
153
Fog Lamps
153
Interior Lamps
154
Instrument Panel Brightness
154
Interior Lamps Control
154
Headlamp Exit Delay
155
Entry Lighting
155
Delayed Lighting
156
Exit Lighting
156
Perimeter Lighting
157
Front Reading Lamps
157
Rear Reading Lamps
157
Cargo Lamp
157
Battery Run-Down Protection
158
Instrument Panel Switchbank
158
Head-Up Display (HUD)
159
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
162
Accessory Power Outlets
164
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
165
Climate Controls
166
Climate Control System
166
Dual Climate Control System
168
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
171
Outlet Adjustment
174
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
175
Instrument Panel Cluster
176
Speedometer and Odometer
177
Trip Odometer
177
Tachometer
178
Safety Belt Reminder Light
179
Airbag Readiness Light
179
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
180
Brake System Warning Light
182
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
183
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
183
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
184
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
184
Highbeam On Light
187
Fuel Gage
188
Message Center
189
Passenger Seatbelt Reminder Message
189
Service Traction System Warning Message
189
Traction Active Message
190
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
190
Charging System Indicator Message
191
Reduced Engine Power Message
191
Low Oil Pressure Message
192
Low Engine Oil Level Message
193
Change Engine Oil Message
193
Low Tire Message
194
Door Ajar Warning Message
194
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
194
Check Gas Cap Message
195
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
214
Radio with CD
214
Radio with Cassette and CD
225
Radio with Six-Disc CD
238
Rear Seat Entertainment System
253
Navigation/Radio System
268
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
268
Theft-Deterrent Feature
270
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
271
Radio Reception
272
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
272
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
273
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
273
Integrated Windshield Antenna
273
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
273
Driving Your Vehicle
275
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
276
Driver Behavior
276
Driving Environment
276
Vehicle Design
276
Defensive Driving
277
Drunken Driving
277
Control of a Vehicle
280
Braking
280
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
281
Braking in Emergencies
283
Traction Control System (TCS)
284
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
285
Steering
286
Off-Road Recovery
288
Passing
288
Loss of Control
289
Driving at Night
291
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
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
305
Loading Your Vehicle
305
Towing
310
Towing Your Vehicle
310
Recreational Vehicle Towing
310
Level Control
312
Towing a Trailer
312
Service and Appearance Care
321
Service
323
Doing Your Own Service Work
324
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
325
Fuel
325
Gasoline Octane
325
Gasoline Specifications
325
California Fuel
326
Additives
326
Fuels in Foreign Countries
327
Filling Your Tank
328
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
330
Checking Things Under the Hood
330
Hood Release
331
Engine Compartment Overview
332
Engine Oil
336
Engine Oil Life System
339
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
341
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
342
Engine Coolant
345
Radiator Pressure Cap
348
Engine Overheating
348
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
350
Cooling System
350
Power Steering Fluid
356
Windshield Washer Fluid
357
Brakes
358
Battery
361
Jump Starting
362
All-Wheel Drive
367
Bulb Replacement
369
Halogen Bulbs
369
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
369
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
371
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
371
Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps
372
Replacement Bulbs
373
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
373
Tires
375
Tire Sidewall Labelling
376
Tire Terminology and Definitions
378
Inflation - Tire Pressure
381
Check Tire Pressure System
382
Tire Inspection and Rotation
384
When It Is Time for New Tires
385
Buying New Tires
386
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
387
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
388
Wheel Replacement
388
Tire Chains
390
Accessory Inflator
390
If a Tire Goes Flat
392
Changing a Flat Tire
392
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
394
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
400
Secondary Latch System
404
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
408
Compact Spare Tire
414
Appearance Care
415
Fabric/Carpet
415
Vinyl
417
Leather
417
Instrument Panel
417
Interior Plastic Components
417
Glass Surfaces
418
Care of Safety Belts
418
Weatherstrips
418
Washing Your Vehicle
418
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
419
Finish Care
419
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
419
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
420
Tires
420
Sheet Metal Damage
421
Finish Damage
421
Underbody Maintenance
421
Chemical Paint Spotting
421
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
422
Vehicle Identification
423
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
423
Service Parts Identification Label
423
Electrical System
424
Add-On Electrical Equipment
424
Headlamp Wiring
424
Windshield Wiper Fuses
424
Power Windows and Other Power Options
424
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
425
Floor Console Fuse Block
425
Underhood Fuse Block
427
Capacities and Specifications
432
Maintenance Schedule
435
Maintenance Schedule
436
Introduction
436
Maintenance Requirements
436
Your Vehicle and the Environment
436
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
436
Scheduled Maintenance
438
Additional Required Services
440
Maintenance Footnotes
441
Owner Checks and Services
442
At Each Fuel Fill
442
At Least Once a Month
443
At Least Once a Year
443
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
446
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
447
Maintenance Record
448
Customer Assistance and Information
451
Customer Assistance and Information
452
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
452
Online Owner Center
453
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
454
Customer Assistance Offices
454
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
455
Roadside Assistance Program
456
Courtesy Transportation
457
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
460
Reporting Safety Defects
461
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
461
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
462
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
462
Service Publications Ordering Information
462
Index
465

FAQ about the 2005 Buick Rendezvous Manual

What contains the 2005 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 2005 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Rendezvous owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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The Buick Rendezvous (2005) owner's manual is available in English?

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