2006 Saturn Ion Owner's Manual

2006 Saturn Ion owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Saturn
Model:
Ion
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.54 MB

Table of Contents

2006 Saturn ION BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
12
Passenger Folding Seatback
13
Rear Seats
15
Split Folding Rear Seat
15
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
21
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Driver Position
22
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment (Sedan)
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
30
Right Front Passenger Position
30
Rear Seat Passengers
30
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
34
Safety Belt Pretensioners
37
Safety Belt Extender
37
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
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
57
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
66
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
66
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
67
Passenger Sensing System
68
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
73
Restraint System Check
74
Checking the Restraint Systems
74
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
75
Features and Controls
77
Keys
78
Remote Keyless Entry System
79
Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
80
Doors and Locks
83
Door Locks
83
Power Door Locks
84
Delayed Locking
84
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
84
Rear Door Security Locks
85
Lockout Protection
86
Rear Doors (Coupe)
86
Trunk
87
Windows
89
Manual Windows
89
Power Windows
90
Sun Visors
91
Theft-Deterrent Systems
92
Content Theft-Deterrent
92
Passlock®
93
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
93
New Vehicle Break-In
93
Ignition Positions
94
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
96
Starting the Engine
96
Automatic Transaxle Operation
98
Manual Transaxle Operation
101
Parking Brake
103
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
104
Shifting Out of Park (P)
105
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle)
105
Parking Over Things That Burn
106
Engine Exhaust
106
Running the Engine While Parked
107
Mirrors
108
Manual Rearview Mirror
108
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
108
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
108
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
111
Outside Remote Control Mirror
113
Outside Power Mirrors
113
Outside Convex Mirror
114
OnStar® System
114
Storage Areas
115
Glove Box
115
Cupholder(s)
116
Center Console Storage Area
116
Roof Rack System
116
Convenience Net
117
Sunroof
117
Instrument Panel
119
Instrument Panel Overview
122
Hazard Warning Flashers
124
Other Warning Devices
124
Horn
124
Tilt Wheel
125
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
125
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
126
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
126
Flash-to-Pass
126
Windshield Washer
127
Windshield Wiper Lever
127
Cruise Control
128
Headlamps
131
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
132
Automatic Headlamp System
132
Fog Lamps
133
Instrument Panel Brightness
133
Dome Lamp
134
Entry Lighting
134
Map Lamps
134
Battery Run-Down Protection
134
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
134
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
135
Climate Controls
136
Climate Control System (Without Air Conditioning)
136
Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning)
138
Outlet Adjustment
140
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
141
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
143
Instrument Panel Cluster
144
Speedometer and Odometer
145
Trip Odometer
145
Tachometer
146
Safety Belt Reminder Light
147
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
147
Airbag Readiness Light
148
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
149
Battery Warning Light
151
Up-Shift Light
151
Brake System Warning Light
152
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
153
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
154
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
154
Oil Pressure Light
158
Passlock® Warning Light
158
Reduced Engine Power Light
159
Highbeam On Light
159
Fuel Gage
160
Boost Gage
161
Message Center
161
Low Traction Message
162
Traction Off Message
162
Cruise Control Message
162
Transaxle Fluid Hot Message
163
Change Engine Oil Message
163
Check Gage Message
163
Power Steering Message
164
Trunk Ajar Warning Message
164
Check Gas Cap Message
164
Low Fuel Warning Message
164
Service Vehicle Message
165
Error Message
165
Audio System(s)
166
Setting the Time (Without Date Display)
167
Setting the Time (With Date Display)
168
Radio with CD (Base)
168
Radio with CD (MP3)
173
Radio Reception
188
Care of Your CDs
189
Care of the CD Player
189
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
195
Braking
196
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
197
Braking in Emergencies
199
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
199
Limited-Slip Differential
200
Steering
201
Off-Road Recovery
203
Passing
204
Loss of Control
205
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
206
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
226
Towing Your Vehicle
226
Recreational Vehicle Towing
226
Towing a Trailer
229
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
240
Fuel
240
Gasoline Octane
241
Gasoline Specifications
241
California Fuel
241
Additives
242
Fuels in Foreign Countries
242
Filling the Tank
243
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
245
Checking Things Under the Hood
246
Hood Release
246
Engine Compartment Overview
248
Engine Oil
251
Engine Oil Life System
256
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
258
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
260
Manual Transaxle Fluid
261
Hydraulic Clutch
261
Engine Coolant
261
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
265
Engine Overheating
265
Cooling System
267
Windshield Washer Fluid
274
Brakes
275
Battery
278
Jump Starting
279
Headlamp Aiming
284
Bulb Replacement
284
Halogen Bulbs
284
Headlamps (Coupe)
285
Headlamps (Sedan)
286
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) (Coupe)
288
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) (Sedan)
289
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
290
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
290
Replacement Bulbs
291
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
292
Tires
293
Tire Sidewall Labeling
295
Tire Terminology and Definitions
298
Inflation - Tire Pressure
300
Tire Inspection and Rotation
302
When It Is Time for New Tires
304
Buying New Tires
304
Different Size Tires and Wheels
306
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
306
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
308
Wheel Replacement
308
Tire Chains
310
If a Tire Goes Flat
311
Changing a Flat Tire
312
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
313
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
318
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
323
Compact Spare Tire
326
Appearance Care
326
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
326
Fabric/Carpet
328
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
329
Care of Safety Belts
329
Weatherstrips
329
Washing Your Vehicle
330
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
330
Finish Care
330
Windshield and Wiper Blades
331
Aluminum Wheels
331
Tires
332
Sheet Metal Damage
332
Finish Damage
332
Underbody Maintenance
333
Chemical Paint Spotting
333
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
334
Vehicle Identification
335
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
335
Service Parts Identification Label
335
Electrical System
335
Add-On Electrical Equipment
335
Windshield Wiper Fuses
336
Power Windows and Other Power Options
336
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
336
Floor Console Fuse Block
336
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
338
Capacities and Specifications
345
Maintenance Schedule
347
Maintenance Schedule
348
Introduction
348
Maintenance Requirements
348
Your Vehicle and the Environment
348
Using the Maintenance Schedule
348
Scheduled Maintenance
350
Additional Required Services
352
Maintenance Footnotes
354
Owner Checks and Services
355
At Each Fuel Fill
355
At Least Once a Month
356
At Least Once a Year
356
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
359
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
361
Maintenance Record
362
Customer Assistance and Information
365
Customer Assistance and Information
366
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
366
Online Owner Center
368
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
368
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
369
Roadside Assistance Program
369
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
371
Collision Damage Repair
372
Reporting Safety Defects
375
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
375
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
375
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
376
Service Publications Ordering Information
376
Index
379

FAQ about the 2006 Saturn Ion Manual

What contains the 2006 Ion manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Saturn Ion
  • Maintenance for your Saturn Ion, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2006 Saturn Ion Owners Manual?

The Saturn Ion owner manual for the 2006 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Saturn Ion year 2006 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2006 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Saturn Ion (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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