2006 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2006 Chevrolet Malibu owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Malibu
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.68 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Chevrolet Malibu BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Passenger Folding Seatback
12
Power Lift Seat
14
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation
15
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
22
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Driver Position
23
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Right Front Passenger Position
31
Rear Seat Passengers
31
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
34
Safety Belt Pretensioners
38
Safety Belt Extender
38
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
44
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
59
Airbag System
61
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
67
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
69
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
69
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
70
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Restraint System Check
72
Checking the Restraint Systems
72
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
73
Features and Controls
75
Keys
77
Remote Keyless Entry System
79
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
80
Doors and Locks
85
Door Locks
85
Power Door Locks
86
Door Ajar Reminder
86
Delayed Locking
87
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
87
Rear Door Security Locks
88
Lockout Protection
88
Trunk (Sedan)
89
Liftgate (MAXX)
90
Windows
90
Power Windows
91
Sun Visors
92
Theft-Deterrent Systems
92
Content Theft-Deterrent
92
94
Operation
95
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
96
New Vehicle Break-In
96
Ignition Positions
97
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
98
Starting the Engine
98
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
99
Engine Coolant Heater
100
Automatic Transaxle Operation (Base Models)
101
Automatic Transaxle Operation (SS Models)
104
Parking Brake
107
Shifting Into Park (P)
108
Shifting Out of Park (P)
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
110
Running the Engine While Parked
111
Mirrors
112
Manual Rearview Mirror
112
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
113
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
115
Outside Power Mirrors
117
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
117
Outside Convex Mirror
117
OnStar® System
118
Universal Home Remote System
120
Universal Home Remote System Operation
121
Storage Areas
124
Glove Box
124
Cupholder(s)
124
Center Console Storage Area
124
Map Pocket
124
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover (MAXX)
125
Table (MAXX)
126
Convenience Net
126
Sunroof
127
Instrument Panel
129
Instrument Panel Overview
132
Hazard Warning Flashers
134
Other Warning Devices
134
Horn
134
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
134
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
136
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
136
Flash-to-Pass
136
Windshield Wipers
137
Windshield Washer
138
Rear Window Wiper/Washer (MAXX Model)
138
Cruise Control
139
Exterior Lamps
142
Headlamps on Reminder
144
Headlamps Off in PARK (P)
144
Delayed Headlamps
144
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
144
Automatic Headlamp System
145
Fog Lamps
146
Instrument Panel Brightness
147
Dome Lamp
147
Entry/Exit Lighting
147
Parade Dimming
147
Front Reading Lamps
148
Rear Reading Lamps
148
Trunk Lamp
148
Cargo Lamp
148
Battery Run-Down Protection
148
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
149
Cigarette Lighter
150
Climate Controls
150
Climate Control System
150
Automatic Climate Control System
155
Outlet Adjustment
159
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
160
Instrument Panel Cluster
161
Speedometer and Odometer
162
Trip Odometer
162
Tachometer
162
Safety Belt Reminder Light
162
Airbag Readiness Light
163
Charging System Light
164
Brake System Warning Light
164
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
165
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
166
Traction Control System Active Light
166
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
167
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
167
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
168
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
168
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
169
Oil Pressure Light
172
Security Light
173
Cruise Control Light
173
Highbeam On Light
173
Fuel Gage
174
Driver Information Center (DIC)
175
DIC Operation and Displays
175
DIC Warnings and Messages
178
DIC Vehicle Personalization
180
Audio System(s)
182
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
183
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
183
Radio with CD (Base Level)
184
Radio with CD (Up Level)
189
Radio with Six-Disc CD
199
Rear Seat Entertainment System
214
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (Without Entertainment System)
229
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (With Entertainment System)
231
Theft-Deterrent Feature
233
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (Three Spoke)
233
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (Four Spoke)
234
Radio Reception
234
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
235
Care of the CD and DVD Player
235
Fixed Mast Antenna (MAXX Only)
236
Backglass Antenna (Sedan Only)
236
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
236
Driving Your Vehicle
237
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
238
Defensive Driving
238
Drunken Driving
239
Control of a Vehicle
241
Braking
242
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
243
Braking in Emergencies
245
Traction Control System (TCS)
245
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
247
Steering
248
Off-Road Recovery
251
Passing
251
Loss of Control
253
Competitive Driving (SS Only)
254
Driving at Night
254
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
256
City Driving
258
Freeway Driving
259
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
260
Highway Hypnosis
261
Hill and Mountain Roads
261
Winter Driving
263
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
268
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
269
Loading Your Vehicle
269
Towing
275
Towing Your Vehicle
275
Recreational Vehicle Towing
275
Towing a Trailer
278
Service and Appearance Care
285
Service
287
Accessories and Modifications
287
California Proposition 65 Warning
287
Doing Your Own Service Work
288
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
289
Fuel
289
Gasoline Octane
289
Gasoline Specifications
289
California Fuel
290
Additives
290
Fuels in Foreign Countries
291
Filling the Tank
292
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
294
Checking Things Under the Hood
294
Hood Release
295
Engine Compartment Overview
296
Engine Oil
301
Engine Oil Life System
304
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
306
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (2.2L L4 and 3.5L V6 Engines)
307
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (3.9L V6 Engine)
308
Engine Coolant
310
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
313
Engine Overheating
313
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (3.5L V6 and 3.9L V6 Engines)
315
Cooling System
316
Power Steering Fluid (3.9L V6 Engine)
321
Windshield Washer Fluid
322
Brakes
323
Battery
326
Jump Starting
327
Bulb Replacement
331
Halogen Bulbs
331
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
332
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
334
Replacement Bulbs
335
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
336
Tires
338
Tire Sidewall Labeling
340
Tire Terminology and Definitions
342
Inflation - Tire Pressure
345
Tire Inspection and Rotation
347
When It Is Time for New Tires
348
Buying New Tires
348
Different Size Tires and Wheels
350
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
350
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
352
Wheel Replacement
352
Tire Chains
354
If a Tire Goes Flat
355
Changing a Flat Tire
356
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
357
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
360
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (Sedan)
366
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (Sedan SS)
368
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (All MAXX Models)
370
Compact Spare Tire
372
Appearance Care
373
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
373
Fabric/Carpet
374
Leather
375
Ultra Lux Suede
376
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
376
Care of Safety Belts
377
Weatherstrips
377
Washing Your Vehicle
377
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
377
Finish Care
378
Windshield and Wiper Blades
378
Aluminum Wheels
379
Tires
379
Sheet Metal Damage
380
Finish Damage
380
Underbody Maintenance
380
Chemical Paint Spotting
380
Vehicle Identification
382
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
382
Service Parts Identification Label
382
Electrical System
382
Add-On Electrical Equipment
382
Headlamp Wiring
383
Windshield Wiper Fuses
383
Power Windows and Other Power Options
383
Fuses
383
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
384
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
386
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
388
Capacities and Specifications
391
Maintenance Schedule
393
Maintenance Schedule
394
Introduction
394
Maintenance Requirements
394
Your Vehicle and the Environment
394
Using the Maintenance Schedule
394
Scheduled Maintenance
396
Additional Required Services
398
Maintenance Footnotes
399
Owner Checks and Services
400
At Each Fuel Fill
400
At Least Once a Month
401
At Least Once a Year
401
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
404
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
405
Maintenance Record
406
Customer Assistance and Information
409
Customer Assistance and Information
410
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
410
Online Owner Center
411
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
412
Customer Assistance Offices
412
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
413
Roadside Assistance Program
414
Courtesy Transportation
416
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
418
Collision Damage Repair
419
Reporting Safety Defects
422
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
422
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
423
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
423
Service Publications Ordering Information
423
Index
425

FAQ about the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

What contains the 2006 Malibu manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Malibu, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Owners Manual?

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The Chevrolet Malibu (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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