2006 Pontiac Vibe Owner's Manual

2006 Pontiac Vibe owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Vibe
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
2.48 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Pontiac Vibe BOOK TOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Passenger Folding Seatback
12
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation
13
Safety Belts
15
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
15
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
19
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Driver Position
20
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
28
Rear Seat Passengers
28
Safety Belt Pretensioners
31
Safety Belt Extender
31
Child Restraints
32
Older Children
32
Infants and Young Children
34
Child Restraint Systems
37
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
43
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
48
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
51
Airbag System
55
Where Are the Airbags?
58
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
61
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
63
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
63
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
64
Passenger Sensing System
65
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Restraint System Check
72
Checking the Restraint Systems
72
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
73
Features and Controls
75
Keys
76
Remote Keyless Entry System
77
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
78
Doors and Locks
80
Door Locks
80
Power Door Locks
81
Rear Door Security Locks
82
Liftgate/Liftglass
83
Windows
84
Manual Windows
85
Power Windows
85
Sun Visors
86
Theft-Deterrent Systems
86
Content Theft-Deterrent
86
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
88
New Vehicle Break-In
88
Ignition Positions
89
Starting the Engine
90
Engine Coolant Heater
91
Automatic Transaxle Operation
92
Overdrive Off
95
Manual Transaxle Operation
95
Parking Brake
98
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
99
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
100
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle)
101
Parking Over Things That Burn
102
Engine Exhaust
102
Running the Engine While Parked
103
Mirrors
104
Manual Rearview Mirror
104
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
104
Outside Remote Control Mirrors
105
Outside Convex Mirror
105
OnStar® System
106
Storage Areas
108
Glove Box
108
Cupholder(s)
108
Coinholder(s)
108
Instrument Panel Storage Area
108
Center Console Storage Area
108
Floor Mats
108
Rear Storage Area
109
Rear Cargo Accessory Track System
110
Cargo Cover
110
Cargo Tie Downs
111
Sunroof
111
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
119
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
120
Flash-to-Pass
120
Windshield Wipers
120
Windshield Washer
121
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
122
Cruise Control
122
Exterior Lamps
125
Headlamps on Reminder
126
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
126
Automatic Headlamp System
126
Fog Lamps
127
Instrument Panel Brightness
127
Interior Lamps Control
127
Entry Lighting
128
Reading Lamps
128
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
128
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current
129
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
130
Climate Controls
130
Climate Control System
130
Outlet Adjustment
133
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
134
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
136
Instrument Panel Cluster
137
Speedometer and Odometer
138
Trip Odometers
138
Tachometer
139
Safety Belt Reminder Light
139
Airbag Readiness Light
140
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
141
Charging System Light
143
Brake System Warning Light
144
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
145
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
145
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
146
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
146
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
147
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
147
Oil Pressure Light
150
Lights On Reminder
151
Taillamp Indicator Light
151
Cruise Control Light
151
Overdrive Off Light
152
Highbeam On Light
152
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
152
Door Ajar Light
152
Fuel Gage
153
Low Fuel Warning Light
153
Audio System(s)
154
Setting the Time
155
Radio with CD (Base Level)
155
Radio with CD (MP3)
166
Radio with Six-Disc CD
178
Radio Reception
189
Care of Your CDs
190
Care of the CD Player
190
Fixed Mast Antenna
190
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
190
Driving Your Vehicle
191
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
192
Defensive Driving
192
Drunken Driving
193
Control of a Vehicle
196
Braking
196
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
197
Braking in Emergencies
199
Traction Control System (TCS)
199
StabiliTrak® System
200
Panic Brake Assist
201
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
202
Steering
202
Off-Road Recovery
204
Passing
204
Loss of Control
205
Driving at Night
207
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
208
City Driving
210
Freeway Driving
211
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
212
Highway Hypnosis
213
Hill and Mountain Roads
214
Winter Driving
216
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
220
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
221
Loading Your Vehicle
221
Towing
227
Towing Your Vehicle
227
Recreational Vehicle Towing
227
Towing a Trailer
230
Service and Appearance Care
237
Service
239
Accessories and Modifications
239
California Proposition 65 Warning
239
Doing Your Own Service Work
240
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
241
Fuel
241
Gasoline Octane
241
Gasoline Specifications
242
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
252
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
256
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
257
Manual Transaxle Fluid
260
Hydraulic Clutch
261
Engine Coolant
262
Radiator Pressure Cap
264
Engine Overheating
264
Cooling System
266
Power Steering Fluid
271
Windshield Washer Fluid
272
Brakes
273
Battery
276
Jump Starting
277
All-Wheel Drive
281
Bulb Replacement
282
Halogen Bulbs
282
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
282
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
284
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
285
Back-Up Lamps
286
Replacement Bulbs
287
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
287
Tires
288
Tire Sidewall Labeling
289
Tire Terminology and Definitions
291
Inflation - Tire Pressure
294
Tire Pressure Monitor System
296
Tire Inspection and Rotation
298
When It Is Time for New Tires
300
Buying New Tires
300
Different Size Tires and Wheels
301
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
302
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
303
Wheel Replacement
303
Tire Chains
304
If a Tire Goes Flat
305
Changing a Flat Tire
306
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
307
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
309
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
314
Compact Spare Tire
317
Appearance Care
317
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
317
Fabric/Carpet
318
Leather
319
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
320
Care of Safety Belts
320
Weatherstrips
320
Washing Your Vehicle
321
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
321
Finish Care
321
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
322
Aluminum Wheels
322
Tires
323
Sheet Metal Damage
323
Finish Damage
323
Underbody Maintenance
323
Chemical Paint Spotting
323
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
324
Vehicle Identification
325
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
325
Service Parts Identification Label
325
Electrical System
326
Add-On Electrical Equipment
326
Headlamp Wiring
326
Windshield Wiper Fuses
326
Power Windows and Other Power Options
327
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
327
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
328
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
330
Capacities and Specifications
332
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
334
Maintenance Schedule
335
Maintenance Schedule
336
Introduction
336
Maintenance Requirements
336
Your Vehicle and the Environment
336
How This Section is Organized
337
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
338
Using the Maintenance Schedule
338
Scheduled Maintenance
339
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
347
At Each Fuel Fill
347
At Least Once a Month
347
At Least Twice a Year
348
At Least Once a Year
348
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
351
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
351
Exhaust System Inspection
351
Fuel System Inspection
352
Engine Cooling System Inspection
352
Throttle System Inspection
352
Brake System Inspection
352
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
353
Part E: Maintenance Record
355
Customer Assistance and Information
359
Customer Assistance and Information
360
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
360
Online Owner Center
361
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
362
Customer Assistance Offices
362
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
363
Roadside Assistance Program
364
Courtesy Transportation
365
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
367
Collision Damage Repair
368
Reporting Safety Defects
371
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
371
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
372
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
372
Service Publications Ordering Information
372
Index
375

FAQ about the 2006 Pontiac Vibe Manual

What contains the 2006 Vibe manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2006 Pontiac Vibe Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Vibe year 2006 free?

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The Pontiac Vibe (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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