2006 Buick Rainier Owner's Manual

2006 Buick Rainier owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Buick
Model:
Rainier
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
2.72 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Buick Rainier BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
9
Power Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
11
Rear Seats
12
Rear Seat Operation
12
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Driver Position
19
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Right Front Passenger Position
26
Rear Seat Passengers
26
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
29
Safety Belt Pretensioners
31
Safety Belt Extender
31
Child Restraints
32
Older Children
32
Infants and Young Children
35
Child Restraint Systems
38
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
43
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
50
Airbag System
54
Where Are the Airbags?
56
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
59
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
60
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
60
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
61
Passenger Sensing System
62
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
66
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Restraint System Check
68
Checking the Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Features and Controls
71
Keys
73
Remote Keyless Entry System
74
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
75
Doors and Locks
77
Door Locks
77
Power Door Locks
78
Delayed Locking
78
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
79
Rear Door Security Locks
81
Lockout Protection
81
Liftgate/Liftglass
82
Windows
83
Power Windows
84
Sun Visors
85
Theft-Deterrent Systems
85
Content Theft-Deterrent
85
Passlock®
87
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
87
New Vehicle Break-In
87
Ignition Positions
88
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
88
Starting the Engine
89
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
90
Engine Coolant Heater
90
Displacement on Demand™ (DoD™)
91
Automatic Transmission Operation
92
Parking Brake
94
Shifting Into Park (P)
95
Shifting Out of Park (P)
96
Parking Over Things That Burn
97
Engine Exhaust
97
Running the Engine While Parked
98
Mirrors
99
Manual Rearview Mirror
99
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
99
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass, and Temperature Display
99
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
101
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
103
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
105
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
107
Outside Power Mirror
109
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
110
Outside Convex Mirror
110
Outside Heated Mirrors
110
OnStar® System
111
Universal Home Remote System
113
Universal Home Remote System Operation
113
Storage Areas
116
Glove Box
116
Overhead Console
117
Center Console Storage Area
117
Luggage Carrier
117
Rear Floor Storage Lid
118
Convenience Net
119
Cargo Cover
119
Cargo Tie Downs
120
Sunroof
120
Vehicle Personalization
121
Memory Seat
121
Instrument Panel
123
Instrument Panel Overview
126
Hazard Warning Flashers
128
Other Warning Devices
128
Horn
128
Tilt Wheel
128
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
129
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
129
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
130
Flash-to-Pass
130
Windshield Wipers
131
Rainsense™ Wipers
131
Windshield Washer
132
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
132
Cruise Control
133
Headlamps
135
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
136
Automatic Headlamp System
136
Fog Lamps
137
Instrument Panel Brightness
138
Dome Lamps
138
Dome Lamp Override
138
Entry Lighting
139
Exit Lighting
139
Reading Lamps
139
Battery Run-Down Protection
139
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
140
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
140
Climate Controls
141
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
141
Outlet Adjustment
145
Rear Climate Control System
146
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
147
Instrument Panel Cluster
148
Speedometer and Odometer
149
Trip Odometer
149
Tachometer
149
Safety Belt Reminder Light
150
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
150
Airbag Readiness Light
151
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
152
Charging System Light
154
Voltmeter Gage
154
Brake System Warning Light
155
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
156
StabiliTrak® Service Light
156
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
157
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
157
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
158
Oil Pressure Gage
160
Security Light
161
Cruise Control Light
161
Reduced Engine Power Light
162
Highbeam On Light
162
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
163
Check Gages Warning Light
163
Gate Ajar Light
163
Fuel Gage
164
Low Fuel Warning Light
164
Check Gas Cap Light
164
Driver Information Center (DIC)
165
DIC Operation and Displays
166
DIC Warnings and Messages
169
DIC Vehicle Customization
174
Audio System(s)
180
Setting the Time
181
Radio with CD (Base)
182
Radio with CD (MP3)
192
Radio with Cassette and CD
207
Radio with Six-Disc CD
221
Navigation/Radio System
235
Rear Seat Entertainment System
235
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
246
Theft-Deterrent Feature
248
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
248
Radio Reception
249
Care of the Cassette Tape Player
250
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
251
Care of the CD and DVD Player
251
Fixed Mast Antenna
252
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
252
Chime Level Adjustment
252
Driving Your Vehicle
253
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
254
Defensive Driving
254
Drunken Driving
255
Control of a Vehicle
257
Braking
258
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
259
Braking in Emergencies
260
Locking Rear Axle
260
StabiliTrak® System
261
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
265
Steering
265
Off-Road Recovery
267
Passing
268
Loss of Control
269
Off-Road Driving
270
Driving at Night
282
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
283
City Driving
286
Freeway Driving
287
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
288
Highway Hypnosis
289
Hill and Mountain Roads
290
Winter Driving
292
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
296
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
296
Loading Your Vehicle
297
Towing
302
Towing Your Vehicle
302
Recreational Vehicle Towing
302
Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System
302
Towing a Trailer
304
Service and Appearance Care
317
Service
319
Accessories and Modifications
319
California Proposition 65 Warning
320
Doing Your Own Service Work
320
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
321
Fuel
321
Gasoline Octane
321
Gasoline Specifications
321
California Fuel
322
Additives
322
Fuels in Foreign Countries
323
Filling the Tank
324
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
326
Checking Things Under the Hood
326
Hood Release
327
Engine Compartment Overview
328
Engine Oil
331
Engine Oil Life System
334
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
336
Automatic Transmission Fluid
337
Engine Coolant
340
Radiator Pressure Cap
342
Engine Overheating
342
Cooling System
344
Engine Fan Noise
350
Power Steering Fluid
350
Windshield Washer Fluid
351
Brakes
352
Battery
355
Jump Starting
356
All-Wheel Drive
361
Rear Axle
361
Front Axle
362
Bulb Replacement
363
Halogen Bulbs
363
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
364
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
364
Replacement Bulbs
365
Windshield Replacement
366
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
366
Tires
368
Tire Sidewall Labeling
369
Tire Terminology and Definitions
372
Inflation - Tire Pressure
374
Tire Inspection and Rotation
376
When It Is Time for New Tires
377
Buying New Tires
378
Different Size Tires and Wheels
379
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
380
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
381
Wheel Replacement
382
Tire Chains
383
Accessory Inflator
384
If a Tire Goes Flat
385
Changing a Flat Tire
386
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
388
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
390
Secondary Latch System
396
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
398
Spare Tire
401
Appearance Care
401
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
401
Fabric/Carpet
403
Leather
403
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
404
Care of Safety Belts
404
Washing Your Vehicle
404
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
405
Finish Care
405
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
406
Aluminum Wheels
406
Tires
407
Sheet Metal Damage
407
Finish Damage
408
Underbody Maintenance
408
Chemical Paint Spotting
408
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
409
Vehicle Identification
410
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
410
Service Parts Identification Label
410
Electrical System
410
Add-On Electrical Equipment
410
Headlamps
411
Windshield Wiper Fuses
411
Power Windows and Other Power Options
411
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
411
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
412
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
418
Capacities and Specifications
421
Maintenance Schedule
423
Maintenance Schedule
424
Introduction
424
Maintenance Requirements
424
Your Vehicle and the Environment
424
Using the Maintenance Schedule
424
Scheduled Maintenance
426
Additional Required Services
428
Maintenance Footnotes
429
Owner Checks and Services
431
At Each Fuel Fill
431
At Least Once a Month
431
At Least Once a Year
432
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
434
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
436
Maintenance Record
437
Customer Assistance and Information
441
Customer Assistance and Information
442
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
442
Online Owner Center
443
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
444
Customer Assistance Offices
444
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
445
Roadside Assistance Program
446
Courtesy Transportation
447
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
449
Collision Damage Repair
450
Reporting Safety Defects
453
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
453
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
454
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
454
Service Publications Ordering Information
454
Index
457

FAQ about the 2006 Buick Rainier Manual

What contains the 2006 Rainier manual?

The Buick Rainier owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Rainier. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Rainier 2006 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Rainier
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2006 Buick Rainier Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Rainier year 2006 free?

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The Buick Rainier (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2006 is available in English.

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