2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner's Manual

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cobalt
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.48 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Easy Entry Seat (Coupe)
13
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
15
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
15
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
21
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
28
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
31
Safety Belt Pretensioners
34
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Airbag System
57
Where Are the Airbags?
60
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
64
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
64
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
65
Passenger Sensing System
66
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Restraint System Check
72
Checking the Restraint Systems
72
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
72
Features and Controls
75
Keys
76
Remote Keyless Entry System
77
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
78
Doors and Locks
81
Door Locks
81
Power Door Locks
82
Delayed Locking
82
Automatic Door Lock
83
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
83
Rear Door Security Locks
83
Lockout Protection
84
Trunk
84
Windows
86
Manual Windows
87
Power Windows
87
Sun Visors
87
Theft-Deterrent Systems
88
Content Theft-Deterrent
88
89
Operation
90
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
91
New Vehicle Break-In
91
Ignition Positions
92
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
94
Starting the Engine
94
Engine Coolant Heater
96
Automatic Transaxle Operation
97
Manual Transaxle Operation
99
Parking Brake
101
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
102
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
104
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle)
104
Parking Over Things That Burn
105
Engine Exhaust
105
Running the Engine While Parked
106
Mirrors
107
Manual Rearview Mirror
107
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
107
Outside Manual Mirror
107
Outside Remote Control Mirror
107
Outside Power Mirrors
108
Outside Convex Mirror
108
OnStar® System
109
Storage Areas
111
Glove Box
111
Cupholder(s)
111
Center Console Storage Area
111
Driver’s Storage Compartment
111
Convenience Net
111
Sunroof
112
Instrument Panel
113
Instrument Panel Overview
116
Hazard Warning Flashers
118
Other Warning Devices
118
Horn
118
Tilt Wheel
118
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
119
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
120
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
120
Flash-to-Pass
120
Windshield Wipers
121
Windshield Washer
122
Cruise Control
122
Headlamps
125
Wiper Activated Headlamps
126
Headlamps on Reminder
126
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
126
Fog Lamps
127
Instrument Panel Brightness
127
Dome Lamp
127
Entry/Exit Lighting
128
Mirror Reading Lamps
128
Battery Run-Down Protection
128
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
128
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
129
Climate Controls
129
Climate Control System
129
Outlet Adjustment
132
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
132
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
134
Instrument Panel Cluster
135
Speedometer and Odometer
136
Tachometer
136
Safety Belt Reminder Light
136
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
137
Airbag Readiness Light
137
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
138
Charging System Light
140
Up-Shift Light
141
Brake System Warning Light
141
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
142
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
143
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
144
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
144
Oil Pressure Light
147
Security Light
148
Fog Lamp Light
148
Highbeam On Light
148
Fuel Gage
148
Boost Gage
149
Driver Information Center (DIC)
150
DIC Operation and Displays
150
DIC Warnings and Messages
152
DIC Vehicle Personalization
154
Audio System(s)
160
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
161
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
161
Radio with CD (Base Level)
162
Radio with CD (Uplevel)
167
Radio with CD (MP3)
176
Theft-Deterrent Feature
191
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
191
Radio Reception
192
Care of Your CDs
193
Care of the CD Player
193
Fixed Mast Antenna
193
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
193
Driving Your Vehicle
195
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
196
Defensive Driving
196
Drunken Driving
197
Control of a Vehicle
200
Braking
200
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
201
Braking in Emergencies
203
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
203
Limited-Slip Differential
205
Steering
205
Off-Road Recovery
207
Passing
208
Loss of Control
209
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
211
Driving at Night
211
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
212
City Driving
214
Freeway Driving
215
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
216
Highway Hypnosis
217
Hill and Mountain Roads
218
Winter Driving
220
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
224
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
225
Loading Your Vehicle
225
Towing
230
Towing Your Vehicle
230
Recreational Vehicle Towing
230
Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transaxle)
233
Towing a Trailer (Manual Transaxle)
240
Service and Appearance Care
241
Service
243
Accessories and Modifications
243
California Proposition 65 Warning
243
Doing Your Own Service Work
244
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
245
Fuel
245
Gasoline Octane
245
Gasoline Specifications
246
California Fuel
246
Additives
246
Fuels in Foreign Countries
247
Filling the Tank
248
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
250
Checking Things Under the Hood
250
Hood Release
251
Engine Compartment Overview
252
Engine Oil
255
Engine Oil Life System
260
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
261
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
263
Manual Transaxle Fluid
263
Hydraulic Clutch
263
Engine Coolant
263
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
269
Engine Overheating
269
Cooling System
271
Windshield Washer Fluid
275
Brakes
276
Battery
279
Jump Starting
280
Headlamp Aiming
284
Bulb Replacement
287
Halogen Bulbs
287
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
288
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
289
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps (Coupe)
290
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Sedan)
291
Back-Up Lamps
292
Replacement Bulbs
293
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
293
Tires
294
Tire Sidewall Labeling
296
Tire Terminology and Definitions
298
Inflation - Tire Pressure
301
Tire Inspection and Rotation
303
When It Is Time for New Tires
304
Buying New Tires
304
Different Size Tires and Wheels
306
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
307
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
308
Wheel Replacement
308
Tire Chains
310
If a Tire Goes Flat
310
Changing a Flat Tire
311
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
312
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
316
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
320
Compact Spare Tire
323
Appearance Care
323
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
323
Fabric/Carpet
325
Leather
325
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
326
Care of Safety Belts
326
Weatherstrips
326
Washing Your Vehicle
327
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
327
Finish Care
327
Windshield and Wiper Blades
328
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
328
Tires
329
Sheet Metal Damage
329
Finish Damage
329
Underbody Maintenance
330
Chemical Paint Spotting
330
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
330
Vehicle Identification
331
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
331
Service Parts Identification Label
332
Electrical System
332
Add-On Electrical Equipment
332
Headlamp Wiring
333
Windshield Wiper Fuses
333
Power Windows and Other Power Options
333
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
333
Floor Console Fuse Block
334
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
336
Capacities and Specifications
342
Maintenance Schedule
345
Maintenance Schedule
346
Introduction
346
Maintenance Requirements
346
Your Vehicle and the Environment
346
Using the Maintenance Schedule
347
Scheduled Maintenance
348
Additional Required Services
350
Maintenance Footnotes
351
Owner Checks and Services
352
At Each Fuel Fill
353
At Least Once a Month
353
At Least Once a Year
354
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
356
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
358
Maintenance Record
359
Customer Assistance and Information
363
Customer Assistance and Information
364
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
364
Online Owner Center
366
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
366
Customer Assistance Offices
367
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
368
Roadside Assistance Program
369
Courtesy Transportation
370
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
373
Collision Damage Repair
374
Reporting Safety Defects
378
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
378
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
378
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
378
Service Publications Ordering Information
379
Index
381

FAQ about the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Manual

What contains the 2006 Cobalt manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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The Chevrolet Cobalt (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

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