2007 Buick Rainier Owner's Manual

2007 Buick Rainier owners manual
Year:
2007
Make:
Buick
Model:
Rainier
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.87 MB

Table of Contents

2007 Buick Rainier BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Power Seats
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
9
Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals
10
Power Reclining Seatbacks
13
Head Restraints
15
Rear Seats
16
Rear Seat Operation
16
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
23
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Driver Position
24
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Right Front Passenger Position
33
Rear Seat Passengers
33
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
36
Safety Belt Pretensioners
39
Safety Belt Extender
39
Child Restraints
40
Older Children
40
Infants and Young Children
43
Child Restraint Systems
47
Where to Put the Restraint
52
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
54
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
61
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
63
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
63
Airbag System
68
Where Are the Airbags?
71
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
74
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
76
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
76
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
77
Passenger Sensing System
78
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
84
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
85
Restraint System Check
86
Checking the Restraint Systems
86
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
87
Features and Controls
89
Keys
91
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
93
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
94
Doors and Locks
96
Door Locks
96
Power Door Locks
97
Delayed Locking
98
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
98
Rear Door Security Locks
101
Lockout Protection
101
Liftgate/Liftglass
102
Windows
103
Power Windows
104
Sun Visors
105
Theft-Deterrent Systems
105
Content Theft-Deterrent
106
Passlock®
107
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
108
New Vehicle Break-In
108
Ignition Positions
109
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
110
Starting the Engine
110
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
112
Engine Coolant Heater
112
Active Fuel Management™
113
Automatic Transmission Operation
114
Parking Brake
118
Shifting Into Park (P)
119
Shifting Out of Park (P)
120
Parking Over Things That Burn
121
Engine Exhaust
122
Running the Engine While Parked
123
Mirrors
124
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
124
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
126
Outside Power Mirror
127
Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
128
Outside Convex Mirror
129
Outside Heated Mirrors
129
OnStar® System
129
Universal Home Remote System
133
Universal Home Remote System (With Three Round LED)
133
Universal Home Remote System (With One Triangular LED)
134
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
135
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
140
Storage Areas
144
Glove Box
144
Overhead Console
144
Center Console Storage Area
144
Luggage Carrier
145
Rear Floor Storage Lid
146
Convenience Net
146
Cargo Cover
147
Cargo Tie Downs
148
Sunroof
148
Instrument Panel
149
Instrument Panel Overview
152
Hazard Warning Flashers
154
Other Warning Devices
154
Horn
154
Tilt Wheel
154
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
155
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
156
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
157
Flash-to-Pass
157
Windshield Wipers
157
Windshield Washer
158
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
158
Cruise Control
159
Headlamps
162
Headlamps on Reminder
163
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
163
Automatic Headlamp System
164
Fog Lamps
165
Instrument Panel Brightness
166
Dome Lamps
166
Dome Lamp Override
166
Entry Lighting
167
Exit Lighting
167
Reading Lamps
167
Electric Power Management
167
Battery Run-Down Protection
168
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
168
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
169
Climate Controls
170
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
170
Outlet Adjustment
175
Rear Climate Control System
176
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
176
Instrument Panel Cluster
178
Speedometer and Odometer
179
Trip Odometer
179
Tachometer
179
Safety Belt Reminder Light
180
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
180
Airbag Readiness Light
181
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
182
Charging System Light
185
Voltmeter Gage
185
Brake System Warning Light
186
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
187
StabiliTrak® Service Light
188
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
188
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
189
Tire Pressure Light
189
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
190
Oil Pressure Gage
193
Security Light
194
Cruise Control Light
194
Reduced Engine Power Light
195
Highbeam On Light
195
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
196
Check Gages Warning Light
196
Gate Ajar Light
196
Fuel Gage
197
Low Fuel Warning Light
197
Check Gas Cap Light
197
Driver Information Center (DIC)
198
DIC Operation and Displays
199
DIC Warnings and Messages
202
DIC Vehicle Customization
208
Audio System(s)
215
Setting the Time
217
Radio with CD (Base)
217
Radio with CD (MP3)
228
Radio with Six-Disc CD
238
Using an MP3
251
XM Radio Messages
257
Navigation/Radio System
260
Rear Seat Entertainment System
260
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
275
Theft-Deterrent Feature
276
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
277
Radio Reception
278
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
279
Care of the CD and DVD Player
279
Fixed Mast Antenna
279
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
280
Chime Level Adjustment
280
Driving Your Vehicle
281
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
282
Defensive Driving
282
Drunken Driving
283
Control of a Vehicle
286
Braking
286
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
287
Braking in Emergencies
289
Locking Rear Axle
289
StabiliTrak® System
289
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
293
Steering
294
Off-Road Recovery
296
Passing
296
Loss of Control
298
Off-Road Driving
299
Driving at Night
314
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
316
City Driving
319
Freeway Driving
320
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
321
Highway Hypnosis
322
Hill and Mountain Roads
323
Winter Driving
325
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
329
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
330
Loading Your Vehicle
330
Towing
337
Towing Your Vehicle
337
Recreational Vehicle Towing
337
Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System
337
Towing a Trailer
339
Service and Appearance Care
353
Service
356
Accessories and Modifications
356
California Proposition 65 Warning
357
Doing Your Own Service Work
357
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
358
Fuel
358
Gasoline Octane
358
Gasoline Specifications
358
California Fuel
359
Additives
359
Fuels in Foreign Countries
360
Filling the Tank
361
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
363
Checking Things Under the Hood
364
Hood Release
364
Engine Compartment Overview
366
Engine Oil
369
Engine Oil Life System
372
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
374
Automatic Transmission Fluid
375
Engine Coolant
379
Radiator Pressure Cap
382
Engine Overheating
382
Cooling System
384
Engine Fan Noise
390
Power Steering Fluid
390
Windshield Washer Fluid
391
Brakes
392
Battery
396
Jump Starting
397
All-Wheel Drive
402
Rear Axle
402
Front Axle
403
Bulb Replacement
404
Halogen Bulbs
404
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
405
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps
405
License Plate Lamp
407
Replacement Bulbs
407
Windshield Replacement
408
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
408
Tires
411
Tire Sidewall Labeling
412
Tire Terminology and Definitions
416
Inflation - Tire Pressure
419
Tire Pressure Monitor System
420
Tire Inspection and Rotation
425
When It Is Time for New Tires
426
Buying New Tires
427
Different Size Tires and Wheels
428
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
429
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
431
Wheel Replacement
432
Tire Chains
433
Accessory Inflator
434
If a Tire Goes Flat
435
Changing a Flat Tire
436
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
438
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
440
Secondary Latch System
446
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
450
Spare Tire
453
Appearance Care
453
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
453
Fabric/Carpet
455
Leather
456
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
456
Care of Safety Belts
457
Washing Your Vehicle
457
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
458
Finish Care
458
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
459
Aluminum Wheels
459
Tires
460
Sheet Metal Damage
460
Finish Damage
460
Underbody Maintenance
461
Chemical Paint Spotting
461
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
462
Vehicle Identification
463
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
463
Service Parts Identification Label
463
Electrical System
464
Add-On Electrical Equipment
464
Headlamps
464
Windshield Wiper Fuses
464
Power Windows and Other Power Options
464
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
465
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
465
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
471
Capacities and Specifications
474
Maintenance Schedule
475
Maintenance Schedule
476
Introduction
476
Maintenance Requirements
476
Your Vehicle and the Environment
477
Using the Maintenance Schedule
477
Scheduled Maintenance
479
Additional Required Services
482
Maintenance Footnotes
483
Owner Checks and Services
485
At Each Fuel Fill
485
At Least Once a Month
486
At Least Once a Year
486
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
489
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
491
Engine Drive Belt Routing
492
Maintenance Record
493
Customer Assistance Information
497
Customer Assistance and Information
498
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
498
Online Owner Center
501
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
502
Customer Assistance Offices
502
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
503
Roadside Assistance Program
504
Courtesy Transportation
507
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
510
Collision Damage Repair
511
Reporting Safety Defects
516
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
516
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
516
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
516
Service Publications Ordering Information
517
Index
519

FAQ about the 2007 Buick Rainier Manual

What contains the 2007 Rainier manual?

The Buick Rainier owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Rainier. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Rainier 2007 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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The Buick Rainier (2007) owner's manual is available in English?

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