2005 Pontiac Vibe Owner's Manual

2005 Pontiac Vibe owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Vibe
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.49 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Pontiac Vibe 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
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
27
Right Front Passenger Position
27
Rear Seat Passengers
27
Safety Belt Pretensioners
30
Safety Belt Extender
31
Child Restraints
32
Older Children
32
Infants and Young Children
34
Child Restraint Systems
37
Where to Put the Restraint
40
Top Strap
41
Top Strap Anchor Location
43
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
44
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
45
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
46
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
48
Airbag System
52
Where Are the Airbags?
55
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
57
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
59
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
59
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
60
Passenger Sensing System
62
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
66
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Restraint System Check
68
Checking Your Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
69
Features and Controls
71
Keys
72
Remote Keyless Entry System
74
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
75
Doors and Locks
77
Door Locks
77
Power Door Locks
78
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
79
Rear Door Security Locks
80
Liftgate/Liftglass
81
Windows
83
Manual Windows
84
Power Windows
84
Sun Visors
84
Theft-Deterrent Systems
85
Content Theft-Deterrent
85
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
87
New Vehicle Break-In
87
Ignition Positions
88
Starting Your Engine
89
Engine Coolant Heater
91
Automatic Transaxle Operation
92
Overdrive Off
94
Manual Transaxle Operation
95
Parking Brake
98
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
98
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
100
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle)
101
Parking Over Things That Burn
102
Engine Exhaust
102
Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
103
Mirrors
104
Manual Rearview Mirror
104
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
104
Outside Remote Control Mirrors
104
Outside Convex Mirror
105
OnStar® System
105
Storage Areas
107
Glove Box
107
Cupholder(s)
107
Coinholder(s)
107
Instrument Panel Storage Area
107
Center Console Storage Area
107
Floor Mats
108
Rear Storage Area
108
Rear Cargo Accessory Track System
109
Cargo Cover
109
Cargo Tie Downs
110
Sunroof
110
Instrument Panel
111
Instrument Panel Overview
114
Hazard Warning Flashers
116
Other Warning Devices
116
Horn
116
Tilt Wheel
117
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
117
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
118
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
118
Flash-to-Pass
118
Windshield Wipers
119
Windshield Washer
120
Cruise Control
120
Exterior Lamps
123
Headlamps on Reminder
123
Daytime Running Lamps
124
Automatic Headlamp System
125
Fog Lamps
125
Instrument Panel Brightness
125
Interior Lamps Control
126
Entry Lighting
126
Reading Lamps
127
Accessory Power Outlets
128
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current
128
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
129
Climate Controls
130
Climate Control System
130
Outlet Adjustment
132
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
133
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
135
Instrument Panel Cluster
136
Speedometer and Odometer
137
Trip Odometers
137
Tachometer
137
Safety Belt Reminder Light
138
Airbag Readiness Light
139
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
140
Charging System Light
141
Brake System Warning Light
142
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
143
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
143
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
144
Stabilitrak® Indicator Light
144
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
145
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
145
Oil Pressure Light
148
Lights On Reminder
149
Taillamp Indicator Light
149
Cruise Control Light
149
Overdrive Off Light
150
Highbeam On Light
150
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
150
Door Ajar Light
150
Fuel Gage
151
Low Fuel Warning Light
151
Audio System(s)
152
Setting the Time
152
Radio with CD
153
Radio with Six-Disc CD
163
Navigation/Radio System
174
Radio Reception
174
Care of Your CDs
174
Care of Your CD Player
175
Fixed Mast Antenna
175
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
175
Driving Your Vehicle
177
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
178
Defensive Driving
178
Drunken Driving
179
Control of a Vehicle
182
Braking
182
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
183
Braking in Emergencies
185
Traction Control System (TCS)
185
Stabilitrak® System
186
Panic Brake Assist
187
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
187
Steering
187
Off-Road Recovery
190
Passing
190
Loss of Control
192
Driving at Night
193
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
194
City Driving
197
Freeway Driving
198
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
199
Highway Hypnosis
200
Hill and Mountain Roads
200
Winter Driving
202
If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
206
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
206
Recovery Hook
207
Loading Your Vehicle
208
Towing
213
Towing Your Vehicle
213
Recreational Vehicle Towing
213
Towing a Trailer
216
Service and Appearance Care
223
Service
225
Doing Your Own Service Work
226
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
227
Fuel
227
Gasoline Octane
227
Gasoline Specifications
228
California Fuel
228
Additives
228
Fuels in Foreign Countries
229
Filling Your Tank
229
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
231
Checking Things Under the Hood
232
Hood Release
232
Engine Compartment Overview
234
Engine Oil
238
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
243
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
245
Manual Transaxle Fluid
248
Hydraulic Clutch
249
Engine Coolant
250
Radiator Pressure Cap
252
Engine Overheating
252
Cooling System
254
Power Steering Fluid
259
Windshield Washer Fluid
260
Brakes
261
Battery
264
Jump Starting
265
All-Wheel Drive
270
Bulb Replacement
271
Halogen Bulbs
271
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
271
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
273
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
275
Back-Up Lamps
276
Replacement Bulbs
277
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
278
Tires
279
Tire Sidewall Labelling
280
Tire Terminology and Definitions
283
Inflation - Tire Pressure
286
Tire Pressure Monitor System
287
Tire Inspection and Rotation
290
When It Is Time for New Tires
291
Buying New Tires
292
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
292
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
294
Wheel Replacement
294
Tire Chains
295
If a Tire Goes Flat
296
Changing a Flat Tire
297
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
298
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
300
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
306
Compact Spare Tire
308
Appearance Care
309
Fabric/Carpet
309
Vinyl
311
Leather
311
Instrument Panel
311
Interior Plastic Components
311
Glass Surfaces
311
Care of Safety Belts
312
Weatherstrips
312
Washing Your Vehicle
312
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
312
Finish Care
313
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
313
Aluminum Wheels
314
Tires
314
Sheet Metal Damage
315
Finish Damage
315
Underbody Maintenance
315
Chemical Paint Spotting
315
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
316
Vehicle Identification
317
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
317
Service Parts Identification Label
317
Electrical System
317
Add-On Electrical Equipment
317
Headlamp Wiring
318
Windshield Wiper Fuses
318
Power Windows and Other Power Options
318
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
318
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
319
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
320
Capacities and Specifications
322
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
324
Maintenance Schedule
325
Maintenance Schedule
326
Introduction
326
Maintenance Requirements
326
Your Vehicle and the Environment
326
How This Section is Organized
327
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
328
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
328
Scheduled Maintenance
328
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
337
At Each Fuel Fill
337
At Least Once a Month
337
At Least Twice a Year
338
At Least Once a Year
338
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
341
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
341
Exhaust System Inspection
341
Fuel System Inspection
341
Engine Cooling System Inspection
342
Throttle System Inspection
342
Brake System Inspection
342
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
343
Part E: Maintenance Record
345
Customer Assistance and Information
349
Customer Assistance and Information
350
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
350
Online Owner Center
351
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
352
Customer Assistance Offices
352
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
353
Roadside Assistance Program
354
Courtesy Transportation
355
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
357
Reporting Safety Defects
358
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
358
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
359
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
359
Service Publications Ordering Information
359
Index
361

FAQ about the 2005 Pontiac Vibe Manual

What contains the 2005 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 2005 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac Vibe
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2005 Pontiac Vibe Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Vibe year 2005 free?

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The Pontiac Vibe (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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