2005 Buick Terraza Owner's Manual

2005 Buick Terraza owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Buick
Model:
Terraza
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.62 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Buick Terraza BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Passenger Seat
9
Six-Way Power Seats
9
Eight-Way Power Seats
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
Captain Chairs
13
Third Row Seat
18
Safety Belts
22
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
22
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
26
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
27
Driver Position
27
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
34
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
34
Right Front Passenger Position
35
Rear Seat Passengers
35
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
37
Safety Belt Pretensioners
40
Safety Belt Extender
40
Child Restraints
40
Older Children
40
Infants and Young Children
43
Child Restraint Systems
46
Where to Put the Restraint
49
Top Strap
50
Top Strap Anchor Location
51
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
52
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
54
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
66
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
66
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
67
Passenger Sensing System
68
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
73
Restraint System Check
73
Checking the Restraint Systems
73
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
74
Features and Controls
75
Keys
77
Remote Keyless Entry System
78
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
79
Doors and Locks
84
Door Locks
84
Power Door Locks
85
Delayed Locking
86
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
87
Lockout Protection
87
Dual Sliding Doors
87
Power Sliding Door (PSD)
90
Liftgate
96
Windows
98
Power Windows
99
Power Rear Quarter Windows
99
Sun Visors
100
Theft-Deterrent Systems
100
Content Theft-Deterrent
100
PASS-Key® III
102
PASS-Key® III Operation
102
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
104
New Vehicle Break-In
104
Ignition Positions
104
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
105
Starting the Engine
105
Engine Coolant Heater
106
Automatic Transaxle Operation
107
All-Wheel Drive
110
Parking Brake
111
Shifting Into Park (P)
112
Shifting Out of Park (P)
113
Parking Over Things That Burn
113
Engine Exhaust
114
Running the Engine While Parked
114
Mirrors
115
Manual Rearview Mirror
115
Outside Power Mirrors
115
Outside Convex Mirror
116
Outside Heated Mirrors
116
OnStar® System
116
HomeLink® Wireless Control System
118
HomeLink® Wireless Control System Operation
119
Storage Areas
122
Glove Box
122
Cupholder(s)
123
Overhead Console (With Rail)
123
Overhead Console (Without Rail)
124
Floor Console Storage Area
124
Folding Tray
125
Luggage Carrier
125
Convenience Net (With Rear Convenience Center)
126
Convenience Net (Without Rear Convenience Center)
126
Convenience Center
127
Vehicle Personalization
128
Memory Seat
128
Instrument Panel
131
Instrument Panel Overview
134
Hazard Warning Flashers
136
Other Warning Devices
136
Horn
136
Tilt Wheel
136
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
137
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
137
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
138
Flash-to-Pass
138
Windshield Wipers
139
Windshield Washer
139
Cruise Control
140
Exterior Lamps
144
Wiper Activated Headlamps
145
Headlamps on Reminder
145
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/ Automatic Headlamp System
145
Instrument Panel Brightness
146
Interior Lamps Control
147
Dome Lamp
147
Entry Lighting
147
Delayed Lighting
148
Exit Lighting
148
Front Reading Lamps
149
Rear Reading Lamps
149
Cargo Lamp
149
Battery Run-Down Protection
149
Overhead Console Switchbank
150
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
150
Accessory Power Outlets
153
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current
154
Climate Controls
155
Dual Climate Control System
155
Outlet Adjustment
158
Rear Climate Control System
159
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
161
Instrument Panel Cluster
162
Speedometer and Odometer
163
Trip Odometer
163
Tachometer
163
Safety Belt Reminder Light
163
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
164
Airbag Readiness Light
164
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
165
Charging System Light
167
Brake System Warning Light
167
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
168
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
169
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
169
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
170
Oil Pressure Light
172
Security Light
173
Cruise Control Light
173
Highbeam On Light
174
Fuel Gage
174
Low Fuel Warning Light
174
Driver Information Center (DIC)
175
DIC Operation and Displays
176
DIC Warnings and Messages
181
DIC Vehicle Personalization (Uplevel Only)
198
Audio System(s)
207
Setting the Time
207
Radio with CD
207
Navigation/Radio System
226
Rear Seat Entertainment System
226
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
240
Theft-Deterrent Feature
242
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
242
Radio Reception
243
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
243
Care of Your CD and DVD Player
244
Fixed Mast Antenna
244
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
244
Driving Your Vehicle
245
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
246
Defensive Driving
246
Drunken Driving
247
Control of a Vehicle
250
Braking
250
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
251
Braking in Emergencies
252
Traction Control System (TCS)
253
StabiliTrak® System
254
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
256
Steering
256
Off-Road Recovery
258
Passing
259
Loss of Control
260
Driving at Night
262
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
263
City Driving
266
Freeway Driving
267
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
268
Highway Hypnosis
269
Hill and Mountain Roads
269
Winter Driving
271
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
275
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
276
Loading Your Vehicle
276
Towing
281
Towing Your Vehicle
281
Recreational Vehicle Towing
281
Level Control
283
Towing a Trailer
283
Service and Appearance Care
293
Service
295
Doing Your Own Service Work
296
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
297
Fuel
297
Gasoline Octane
297
Gasoline Specifications
297
California Fuel
298
Additives
298
Fuels in Foreign Countries
299
Filling the Tank
300
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
302
Checking Things Under the Hood
302
Hood Release
303
Engine Compartment Overview
304
Engine Oil
305
Engine Oil Life System
308
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
309
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
311
Engine Coolant
313
Radiator Pressure Cap
315
Engine Overheating
316
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
318
Cooling System
318
Power Steering Fluid
324
Windshield Washer Fluid
324
Brakes
325
Battery
328
Jump Starting
328
All-Wheel Drive
333
Bulb Replacement
334
Halogen Bulbs
335
Headlamps and Sidemarker Lamps
335
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
336
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
337
Replacement Bulbs
338
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
338
Tires
339
Tire Sidewall Labelling
340
Tire Terminology and Definitions
342
Inflation - Tire Pressure
345
Tire Inspection and Rotation
346
When It Is Time for New Tires
347
Buying New Tires
348
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
349
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
350
Wheel Replacement
350
Tire Chains
352
Accessory Inflator
352
If a Tire Goes Flat
354
Changing a Flat Tire
354
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
356
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
359
Secondary Latch System
364
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
366
Compact Spare Tire
369
Appearance Care
369
Fabric/Carpet
370
Vinyl
371
Leather
372
Instrument Panel
372
Interior Plastic Components
372
Glass Surfaces
372
Care of Safety Belts
372
Weatherstrips
373
Washing Your Vehicle
373
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
373
Finish Care
373
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
374
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
374
Tires
375
Sheet Metal Damage
375
Finish Damage
375
Underbody Maintenance
376
Chemical Paint Spotting
376
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
376
Vehicle Identification
377
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
377
Service Parts Identification Label
378
Electrical System
378
Add-On Electrical Equipment
378
Headlamp Wiring
378
Windshield Wiper Fuses
379
Power Windows and Other Power Options
379
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
379
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
380
Underhood Fuse Block
382
Capacities and Specifications
385
Maintenance Schedule
387
Maintenance Schedule
388
Introduction
388
Maintenance Requirements
388
Your Vehicle and the Environment
388
Using the Maintenance Schedule
389
Scheduled Maintenance
390
Additional Required Services
392
Maintenance Footnotes
393
Owner Checks and Services
394
At Each Fuel Fill
394
At Least Once a Month
395
At Least Once a Year
395
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
397
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
399
Maintenance Record
400
Customer Assistance and Information
403
Customer Assistance and Information
404
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
404
Online Owner Center
405
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
406
Customer Assistance Offices
406
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
407
Roadside Assistance Program
407
Courtesy Transportation
409
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
411
Reporting Safety Defects
412
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
412
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
412
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
413
Service Publications Ordering Information
413
Index
415

FAQ about the 2005 Buick Terraza Manual

What contains the 2005 Terraza manual?

The Buick Terraza owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Terraza. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Terraza 2005 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Terraza owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2005 Buick Terraza Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Terraza year 2005 free?

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

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2005 is available in English.

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