2006 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual

2006 Buick Rendezvous owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Buick
Model:
Rendezvous
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
2.84 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Buick Rendezvous Book TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
9
Manual Seats
9
Six-Way Power Seats
10
Manual Lumbar
11
Heated Seats
11
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
14
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation
14
Split Bench Seats
14
Captain Chairs
20
Stowable Seat
24
Safety Belts
28
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
28
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
32
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
33
Driver Position
33
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
41
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
42
Right Front Passenger Position
42
Rear Outside Passenger Positions
42
Center Rear Passenger Position
46
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
48
Safety Belt Pretensioners
51
Safety Belt Extender
51
Child Restraints
51
Older Children
51
Infants and Young Children
54
Child Restraint Systems
57
Where to Put the Restraint
60
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
61
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
71
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
73
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
75
Airbag System
78
Where Are the Airbags?
81
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
83
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
85
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
85
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
86
Passenger Sensing System
87
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
91
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
92
Restraint System Check
93
Checking the Restraint Systems
93
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
94
Features and Controls
95
Keys
97
Remote Keyless Entry System
98
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
99
Doors and Locks
102
Door Locks
102
Power Door Locks
103
Delayed Locking
103
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
104
Rear Door Security Locks
104
Lockout Protection
105
Liftgate
105
Windows
107
Power Windows
108
Sun Visors
109
Theft-Deterrent Systems
109
Content Theft-Deterrent
109
PASS-Key® III
111
PASS-Key® III Operation
112
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
113
New Vehicle Break-In
113
Ignition Positions
114
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
114
Starting the Engine
115
Engine Coolant Heater
116
Automatic Transaxle Operation
117
Parking Brake
120
Shifting Into Park (P)
121
Shifting Out of Park (P)
122
Parking Over Things That Burn
123
Engine Exhaust
123
Running the Engine While Parked
124
Mirrors
125
Manual Rearview Mirror
125
Outside Power Mirror
125
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
125
Outside Convex Mirror
126
Outside Heated Mirrors
126
OnStar® System
126
Universal Home Remote System
128
Universal Home Remote System Operation
129
Storage Areas
132
Glove Box
132
Cupholder(s)
132
Cell Phone Storage Area
133
Overhead Console
133
Floor Console Storage Area
133
Front Armrest Storage Area
133
Rear Storage Area
134
Roof Rack System
134
Convenience Net
137
Cargo Cover
137
Rear Convenience Center
137
Sunroof
140
Vehicle Personalization
141
Memory Seat
141
Instrument Panel
143
Instrument Panel Overview
146
Hazard Warning Flashers
148
Other Warning Devices
148
Horn
148
Tilt Wheel
148
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
149
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
149
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
150
Flash-to-Pass
150
Windshield Wipers
151
Windshield Washer
151
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
152
Cruise Control
152
Exterior Lamps
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
156
Automatic Headlamp System
157
Fog Lamps
157
Interior Lamps
158
Instrument Panel Brightness
158
Interior Lamps Control
158
Headlamp Exit Delay
159
Entry Lighting
159
Delayed Lighting
160
Exit Lighting
160
Perimeter Lighting
161
Front Reading Lamps
161
Rear Reading Lamps
161
Cargo Lamp
161
Battery Run-Down Protection
162
Instrument Panel Switchbank
162
Head-Up Display (HUD)
163
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
166
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
168
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
169
Climate Controls
170
Climate Control System
170
Dual Climate Control System
172
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
175
Outlet Adjustment
178
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
179
Instrument Panel Cluster
180
Speedometer and Odometer
181
Trip Odometer
181
Tachometer
182
Safety Belt Reminder Light
182
Airbag Readiness Light
183
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
184
Brake System Warning Light
186
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
187
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
187
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
188
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
188
Fuel Gage
192
Message Center
193
Passenger Seatbelt Reminder Message
193
Service Traction System Warning Message
193
Traction Active Message
194
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
194
Charging System Indicator Message
195
Reduced Engine Power Message
195
Low Oil Pressure Message
196
Change Engine Oil Message
197
Door Ajar Warning Message
197
Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
197
Check Gas Cap Message
198
PASS-Key® III Security Message
198
All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message
198
Low Washer Fluid Warning Message
199
Low Fuel Warning Message
199
Low Brake Fluid Warning Message
200
Service Vehicle Soon Message
200
Program Mode Message
201
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Battery Low Warning Message
201
Parking Lamp Warning Message
202
Highbeam Out Warning Message
202
Driver Information Center (DIC)
202
DIC Controls and Displays
204
DIC Vehicle Personalization
206
Audio System(s)
216
Setting the Time
217
Radio with CD
218
Radio with Cassette and CD
229
Radio with Six-Disc CD
242
Navigation/Radio System
256
Rear Seat Entertainment System
257
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
271
Theft-Deterrent Feature
274
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
274
Radio Reception
275
Care of the Cassette Tape Player
276
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
277
Care of the CD and DVD Player
277
Fixed Mast Antenna
277
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
277
Driving Your Vehicle
279
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
280
Driver Behavior
280
Driving Environment
280
Vehicle Design
281
Defensive Driving
281
Drunken Driving
282
Control of a Vehicle
285
Braking
285
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
286
Braking in Emergencies
288
Traction Control System (TCS)
288
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
290
Steering
290
Off-Road Recovery
292
Passing
293
Loss of Control
294
Driving at Night
296
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
297
City Driving
299
Freeway Driving
300
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
301
Highway Hypnosis
302
Hill and Mountain Roads
302
Winter Driving
304
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
308
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
308
Loading Your Vehicle
309
Towing
314
Towing Your Vehicle
314
Recreational Vehicle Towing
314
Level Control
316
Towing a Trailer
316
Service and Appearance Care
327
Service
329
Accessories and Modifications
329
California Proposition 65 Warning
329
Doing Your Own Service Work
330
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
330
Fuel
330
Gasoline Octane
331
Gasoline Specifications
331
California Fuel
331
Additives
332
Fuels in Foreign Countries
332
Filling the Tank
333
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
334
Checking Things Under the Hood
335
Hood Release
335
Engine Compartment Overview
336
Engine Oil
339
Engine Oil Life System
342
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
344
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
345
Engine Coolant
347
Radiator Pressure Cap
349
Engine Overheating
349
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
351
Cooling System
352
Power Steering Fluid
358
Windshield Washer Fluid
359
Brakes
360
Battery
363
Jump Starting
364
All-Wheel Drive
369
Bulb Replacement
370
Halogen Bulbs
370
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
371
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
373
Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps
374
Replacement Bulbs
375
Windshield Replacement
375
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
375
Tires
377
Tire Sidewall Labeling
378
Tire Terminology and Definitions
381
Inflation - Tire Pressure
383
Check Tire Pressure System
385
Tire Inspection and Rotation
386
When It Is Time for New Tires
388
Buying New Tires
388
Different Size Tires and Wheels
390
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
390
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
392
Wheel Replacement
392
Tire Chains
393
Accessory Inflator
394
If a Tire Goes Flat
395
Changing a Flat Tire
396
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
397
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
403
Secondary Latch System
407
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
410
Compact Spare Tire
416
Appearance Care
417
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
417
Fabric/Carpet
418
Leather
419
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
419
Care of Safety Belts
420
Weatherstrips
420
Washing Your Vehicle
420
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
420
Finish Care
421
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
421
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
422
Tires
422
Sheet Metal Damage
423
Finish Damage
423
Underbody Maintenance
423
Chemical Paint Spotting
423
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
424
Vehicle Identification
425
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
425
Service Parts Identification Label
425
Electrical System
426
Add-On Electrical Equipment
426
Headlamp Wiring
426
Windshield Wiper Fuses
426
Power Windows and Other Power Options
426
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
427
Floor Console Fuse Block
427
Underhood Fuse Block
429
Capacities and Specifications
432
Maintenance Schedule
433
Maintenance Schedule
434
Introduction
434
Maintenance Requirements
434
Your Vehicle and the Environment
434
Using the Maintenance Schedule
435
Scheduled Maintenance
436
Additional Required Services
438
Maintenance Footnotes
439
Owner Checks and Services
441
At Each Fuel Fill
441
At Least Once a Month
441
At Least Once a Year
442
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
444
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
445
Maintenance Record
446
Customer Assistance and Information
449
Customer Assistance and Information
450
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
450
Online Owner Center
451
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
452
Customer Assistance Offices
452
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
453
Roadside Assistance Program
454
Courtesy Transportation
455
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
457
Collision Damage Repair
458
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 2006 Buick Rendezvous Manual

What contains the 2006 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 2006 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Maintenance for your Buick Rendezvous, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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The Buick Rendezvous (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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