2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner's Manual

2006 Pontiac Torrent owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Torrent
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.37 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Pontiac Torrent BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
9
Manual Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
14
Passenger Folding Seatback
15
Rear Seats
16
Split Folding Rear Seat
16
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Driver Position
24
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Right Front Passenger Position
31
Rear Seat Passengers
31
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
33
Safety Belt Pretensioners
35
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
39
Child Restraint Systems
42
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Airbag System
59
Where Are the Airbags?
61
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
64
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
65
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
65
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
66
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
67
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
68
Restraint System Check
68
Checking the Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
69
Features and Controls
71
Keys
72
Remote Keyless Entry System
73
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
74
Doors and Locks
76
Door Locks
76
Power Door Locks
77
Delayed Locking
77
Automatic Door Lock
78
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
78
Rear Door Security Locks
78
Lockout Protection
79
Liftgate
80
Windows
81
Power Windows
82
Sun Visors
82
Theft-Deterrent Systems
83
Content Theft-Deterrent
83
Passlock®
85
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
85
New Vehicle Break-In
85
Ignition Positions
86
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
87
Starting the Engine
87
Engine Coolant Heater
88
Automatic Transaxle Operation
89
Parking Brake
92
Shifting Into Park (P)
93
Shifting Out of Park (P)
94
Parking Over Things That Burn
95
Engine Exhaust
95
Running the Engine While Parked
96
Mirrors
97
Manual Rearview Mirror
97
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
97
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
99
Outside Power Mirrors
101
Outside Convex Mirrors
102
OnStar® System
102
Storage Areas
104
Glove Box
104
Cupholder(s)
104
Center Console Storage Area
105
Luggage Carrier
105
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover
107
Table
109
Convenience Net
110
Sunroof
110
Instrument Panel
111
Instrument Panel Overview
114
Hazard Warning Flashers
116
Other Warning Devices
116
Horn
116
Tilt Wheel
117
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
117
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
118
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
118
Flash-to-Pass
118
Windshield Wipers
118
Windshield Washer
120
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
120
Cruise Control
121
Headlamps
124
Headlamps on Reminder
124
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
124
Automatic Headlamp System
125
Fog Lamps
125
Instrument Panel Brightness
126
Dome Lamp
126
Entry Lighting
127
Map Lamps
127
Cargo Lamp
127
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
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
Brake System Warning Light
138
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
139
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
140
Low Traction Light
140
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
141
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
141
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
142
Oil Pressure Light
145
Change Engine Oil Light
146
Security Light
146
Reduced Engine Power Light
146
Highbeam On Light
147
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
147
Gate Ajar Light
147
Fuel Gage
147
Low Fuel Warning Light
148
Audio System(s)
148
Setting the Time
150
Radio with CD (Base Level)
150
Radio with CD (MP3)
160
Radio with Six-Disc CD
175
Theft-Deterrent Feature
189
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
189
Radio Reception
190
Care of Your CDs
190
Care of the CD Player
191
Fixed Mast Antenna
191
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
191
Chime Level Adjustment
191
Driving Your Vehicle
193
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
194
Defensive Driving
194
Drunken Driving
195
Control of a Vehicle
197
Braking
198
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
199
Braking in Emergencies
200
Traction Control System (TCS)
201
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
202
Steering
203
Off-Road Recovery
205
Passing
206
Loss of Control
207
Driving at Night
208
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
209
City Driving
212
Freeway Driving
213
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
214
Highway Hypnosis
215
Hill and Mountain Roads
216
Winter Driving
218
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud,Ice or Snow
222
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
223
Loading Your Vehicle
223
Towing
228
Towing Your Vehicle
228
Recreational Vehicle Towing
228
Towing a Trailer
230
Service and Appearance Care
237
Service
239
Accessories and Modifications
239
California Proposition 65 Warning
240
Doing Your Own Service Work
240
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
241
Fuel
241
Gasoline Octane
241
Gasoline Specifications
241
California Fuel
242
Additives
242
Fuels in Foreign Countries
243
Filling the Tank
244
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
246
Checking Things Under the Hood
246
Hood Release
247
Engine Compartment Overview
248
Engine Oil
249
Engine Oil Life System
252
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
254
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
257
Engine Coolant
257
Engine Overheating
259
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
261
Cooling System
262
Windshield Washer Fluid
267
Brakes
268
Battery
270
Jump Starting
270
All-Wheel Drive
276
Bulb Replacement
278
Halogen Bulbs
278
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
278
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
279
Replacement Bulbs
280
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
281
Tires
282
Tire Sidewall Labeling
283
Tire Terminology and Definitions
286
Inflation - Tire Pressure
288
Tire Inspection and Rotation
290
When It Is Time for New Tires
291
Buying New Tires
292
Different Size Tires and Wheels
293
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
294
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
295
Wheel Replacement
296
Tire Chains
297
If a Tire Goes Flat
298
Changing a Flat Tire
298
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
300
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
301
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
308
Compact Spare Tire
309
Appearance Care
310
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
310
Fabric/Carpet
311
Leather
312
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
312
Care of Safety Belts
313
Weatherstrips
313
Washing Your Vehicle
313
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
314
Finish Care
314
Windshield and Wiper Blades
314
Aluminum Wheels
315
Tires
316
Sheet Metal Damage
316
Finish Damage
316
Underbody Maintenance
316
Chemical Paint Spotting
316
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
317
Vehicle Identification
318
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
318
Service Parts Identification Label
318
Electrical System
319
Add-On Electrical Equipment
319
Windshield Wiper Fuses
319
Power Windows and Other Power Options
319
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
319
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
320
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
321
Capacities and Specifications
324
Maintenance Schedule
325
Maintenance Schedule
326
Introduction
326
Maintenance Requirements
326
Your Vehicle and the Environment
326
Using the Maintenance Schedule
326
Scheduled Maintenance
328
Additional Required Services
330
Maintenance Footnotes
331
Owner Checks and Services
332
At Each Fuel Fill
332
At Least Once a Month
333
At Least Once a Year
333
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
335
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
337
Maintenance Record
338
Customer Assistance and Information
341
Customer Assistance and Information
342
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
342
Online Owner Center
344
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
344
Customer Assistance Offices
344
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
346
Roadside Assistance Program
346
Courtesy Transportation
348
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
350
Collision Damage Repair
351
Reporting Safety Defects
354
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
354
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
355
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
355
Service Publications Ordering Information
355
Index
357

FAQ about the 2006 Pontiac Torrent Manual

What contains the 2006 Torrent manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac Torrent
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Torrent year 2006 free?

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The Pontiac Torrent (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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