2005 Saturn Ion Owner's Manual

2005 Saturn Ion owners manual
Year:
2005
Make:
Saturn
Model:
Ion
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.5 MB

Table of Contents

2005 Saturn ION Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Passenger Folding Seatback
12
Rear Seats
15
Split Folding Rear Seat
15
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Driver Position
22
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment (Sedan)
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
29
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Rear Seat Passengers
29
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
32
Safety Belt Pretensioners
35
Safety Belt Extender
35
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
42
Where to Put the Restraint
45
Top Strap
45
Top Strap Anchor Location
47
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
48
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
52
Airbag System
55
Where Are the Airbags?
57
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
60
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
61
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
62
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
62
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
65
Restraint System Check
65
Checking the Restraint Systems
65
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
66
Features and Controls
67
Keys
68
Remote Keyless Entry System
69
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
70
Doors and Locks
73
Door Locks
73
Power Door Locks
74
Delayed Locking
74
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
74
Rear Door Security Locks
75
Lockout Protection
75
Rear Doors (Coupe)
76
Trunk
76
Windows
79
Manual Windows
79
Power Windows
80
Sun Visors
80
Theft-Deterrent Systems
81
Passlock®
82
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
82
New Vehicle Break-In
82
Ignition Positions
83
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
85
Starting the Engine
85
Automatic Transaxle Operation
87
Manual Transaxle Operation
90
Parking Brake
92
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
93
Shifting Out of Park (P)
94
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle)
95
Parking Over Things That Burn
95
Engine Exhaust
96
Running the Engine While Parked
96
Mirrors
97
Manual Rearview Mirror
97
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
97
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
98
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
100
Outside Remote Control Mirror
102
Outside Power Mirrors
103
Outside Convex Mirror
103
OnStar® System
104
Storage Areas
105
Glove Box
105
Cupholder(s)
105
Center Console Storage Area
105
Roof Rack System
106
Convenience Net
106
Sunroof
107
Instrument Panel
109
Instrument Panel Overview
112
Hazard Warning Flashers
113
Other Warning Devices
114
Horn
114
Tilt Wheel
114
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
115
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
115
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
116
Flash-to-Pass
116
Windshield Washer
116
Windshield Wiper Lever
117
Cruise Control
118
Headlamps
121
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
122
Automatic Headlamp System
122
Fog Lamps
123
Instrument Panel Brightness
123
Dome Lamp
124
Entry Lighting
124
Map Lamps
124
Battery Run-Down Protection
124
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
124
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
125
Climate Controls
126
Climate Control System (Without Air Conditioning)
126
Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning)
128
Outlet Adjustment
131
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
131
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
133
Instrument Panel Cluster
134
Speedometer and Odometer
135
Trip Odometer
135
Tachometer
135
Safety Belt Reminder Light
136
Airbag Readiness Light
136
Battery Warning Light
137
Up-Shift Light
138
Brake System Warning Light
138
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
140
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
141
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
141
Oil Pressure Light
144
Passlock® Warning Light
145
Reduced Engine Power Light
145
Highbeam On Light
145
Fuel Gage
146
Boost Gage
147
Message Center
147
Low Traction Message
148
Traction Off Message
148
Cruise Control Message
148
Transaxle Fluid Hot Message
149
Transaxle Fluid Cold Message
149
Low Coolant Level Warning Message
149
Change Engine Oil Message
149
Check Gage Message
150
Power Steering Message
150
Trunk Ajar Warning Message
150
Check Gas Cap Message
151
Low Fuel Warning Message
151
Service Vehicle Message
151
Error Message
151
Audio System(s)
152
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
152
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
152
AM-FM Radio
153
Radio with CD (Base Level)
155
Radio with CD (MP3)
160
Theft-Deterrent Feature
173
Radio Reception
175
Care of Your CDs
176
Care of the CD Player
176
Fixed Mast Antenna
176
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
176
Driving Your Vehicle
177
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
178
Defensive Driving
178
Drunken Driving
178
Control of a Vehicle
181
Braking
181
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
182
Braking in Emergencies
184
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
184
Limited-Slip Differential
185
Steering
185
Off-Road Recovery
188
Passing
188
Loss of Control
189
Driving at Night
191
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
192
City Driving
195
Freeway Driving
196
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
197
Highway Hypnosis
198
Hill and Mountain Roads
198
Winter Driving
200
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
204
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
205
Loading Your Vehicle
205
Towing
210
Towing Your Vehicle
210
Recreational Vehicle Towing
210
Towing a Trailer
213
Service and Appearance Care
221
Service
223
Doing Your Own Service Work
224
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
225
Fuel
225
Gasoline Octane
225
Gasoline Specifications
226
California Fuel
226
Additives
226
Fuels in Foreign Countries
227
Filling the Tank
228
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
230
Checking Things Under the Hood
230
Hood Release
231
Engine Compartment Overview
232
Engine Oil
235
Engine Oil Life System
240
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
242
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
244
Manual Transaxle Fluid
244
Hydraulic Clutch
244
Engine Coolant
244
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
247
Engine Overheating
248
Cooling System
250
Windshield Washer Fluid
257
Brakes
258
Battery
261
Jump Starting
262
Headlamp Aiming
266
Bulb Replacement
267
Halogen Bulbs
267
Headlamps (Coupe)
267
Headlamps (Sedan)
268
Front Turn Signal Lamps (Sedan)
270
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps (Coupe)
271
Fog Lamps
272
Sidemarker Lamps (Coupe)
272
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
273
Taillamps, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
274
Replacement Bulbs
275
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
275
Tires
276
Tire Sidewall Labelling
278
Tire Terminology and Definitions
280
Inflation - Tire Pressure
283
Tire Inspection and Rotation
285
When It Is Time for New Tires
286
Buying New Tires
287
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
288
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
289
Wheel Replacement
289
Tire Chains
291
If a Tire Goes Flat
292
Changing a Flat Tire
293
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
294
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
297
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
301
Compact Spare Tire
303
Appearance Care
303
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
304
Fabric/Carpet
305
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
306
Care of Safety Belts
306
Weatherstrips
306
Washing Your Vehicle
307
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
307
Finish Care
307
Windshield and Wiper Blades
308
Aluminum Wheels
308
Tires
309
Sheet Metal Damage
309
Finish Damage
309
Underbody Maintenance
310
Chemical Paint Spotting
310
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
311
Vehicle Identification
312
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
312
Service Parts Identification Label
312
Electrical System
313
Add-On Electrical Equipment
313
Windshield Wiper Fuses
313
Power Windows and Other Power Options
313
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
313
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
314
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
316
Capacities and Specifications
320
Maintenance Schedule
323
Maintenance Schedule
324
Introduction
324
Maintenance Requirements
324
Your Vehicle and the Environment
324
Using the Maintenance Schedule
324
Scheduled Maintenance
326
Additional Required Services
328
Maintenance Footnotes
330
Owner Checks and Services
331
At Each Fuel Fill
331
At Least Once a Month
332
At Least Once a Year
333
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
336
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
338
Maintenance Record
339
Customer Assistance and Information
343
Customer Assistance and Information
344
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
344
Online Owner Center
346
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
346
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
347
Roadside Assistance Program
347
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
349
Reporting Safety Defects
350
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
350
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
350
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
350
Service Publications Ordering Information
351
Index
353

FAQ about the 2005 Saturn Ion Manual

What contains the 2005 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 2005 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2005 Saturn Ion Owners Manual?

The Saturn Ion owner manual for the 2005 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Saturn Ion year 2005 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2005 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Saturn Ion (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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