2007 Pontiac Solstice Owner's Manual

2007 Pontiac Solstice owners manual
Year:
2007
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Solstice
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.27 MB

Table of Contents

2007 Pontiac Solstice BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
9
Seatback Latches
11
Power Lift Seat
12
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Driver Position
18
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Passenger Position
26
Safety Belt Pretensioners
26
Safety Belt Extender
26
Child Restraints
27
Older Children
27
Infants and Young Children
30
Child Restraint Systems
33
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
37
Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
38
Airbag System
42
Where Are the Airbags?
45
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
47
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
48
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
48
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
48
Passenger Sensing System
50
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
54
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
55
Restraint System Check
56
Checking the Restraint Systems
56
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
57
Features and Controls
59
Keys
60
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
61
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
62
Doors and Locks
65
Manual Door Locks
65
Power Door Locks
66
Delayed Locking
66
Automatic Door Lock
67
Automatic Door Unlock
67
Trunk
68
Windows
70
Manual Windows
71
Power Windows
71
Sun Visors
71
Theft-Deterrent Systems
72
Content Theft-Deterrent
72
74
Operation
74
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
76
New Vehicle Break-In
76
Ignition Positions
77
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
80
Starting the Engine
80
Automatic Transmission Operation
82
Manual Transmission Operation
85
Parking Brake
86
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
87
Shifting Out of Park (P)
89
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
89
Parking Over Things That Burn
90
Engine Exhaust
91
Running the Engine While Parked
92
Mirrors
93
Manual Rearview Mirror
93
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
93
Outside Manual Mirror
93
Outside Power Mirrors
94
OnStar® System
94
Storage Areas
98
Glove Box
98
Cupholder(s)
98
Center Console Storage Area
99
Convertible Top
99
Instrument Panel
105
Instrument Panel Overview
108
Hazard Warning Flashers
110
Other Warning Devices
110
Horn
110
Tilt Wheel
111
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
111
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
112
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
112
Flash-to-Pass
113
Windshield Wipers
113
Windshield Washer
114
Cruise Control
115
Headlamps
118
Headlamps on Reminder
119
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
119
Fog Lamps
120
Instrument Panel Brightness
120
Entry/Exit Lighting
120
Mirror Reading Lamps
120
Battery Run-Down Protection
121
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
121
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
122
Climate Controls
122
Climate Control System
122
Outlet Adjustment
126
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
127
Instrument Panel Cluster
128
Speedometer and Odometer
129
Tachometer
129
Safety Belt Reminder Light
130
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
130
Airbag Readiness Light
131
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
132
Charging System Light
134
Brake System Warning Light
134
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
135
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light (2.0L Engine Only)
136
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
137
Low Coolant Warning Light
138
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
138
Oil Pressure Light
142
Security Light
143
Reduced Engine Power Light (2.4L Engine Only)
143
Highbeam On Light
143
Trunk Ajar Light
144
Service Vehicle Soon Light (2.4L Engine Only)
144
Fuel Gage
144
Low Fuel Warning Light
145
Driver Information Center (DIC)
145
DIC Operation and Displays
146
DIC Warnings and Messages
148
DIC Vehicle Personalization
152
Audio System(s)
157
Setting the Time (Without Date Display)
158
Setting the Time (With Date Display)
159
Radio with CD (Base)
161
Radio with CD (MP3)
166
Using an MP3
176
XM Radio Messages
183
Theft-Deterrent Feature
185
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
185
Radio Reception
186
Care of Your CDs
187
Care of the CD Player
187
Fixed Mast Antenna
187
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
187
Driving Your Vehicle
189
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
190
Defensive Driving
190
Drunken Driving
191
Control of a Vehicle
194
Braking
194
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
195
Braking in Emergencies
197
Traction Control System (TCS)
198
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
200
Electronic Stability Control
200
Steering
203
Off-Road Recovery
206
Passing
206
Loss of Control
208
Driving at Night
209
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
211
City Driving
214
Freeway Driving
215
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
216
Highway Hypnosis
217
Hill and Mountain Roads
218
Winter Driving
220
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
225
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
225
Loading Your Vehicle
226
Towing
231
Towing Your Vehicle
231
Recreational Vehicle Towing
231
Towing a Trailer
231
Service and Appearance Care
233
Service
235
Accessories and Modifications
235
California Proposition 65 Warning
236
Doing Your Own Service Work
236
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
237
Fuel
237
Gasoline Octane
237
Gasoline Specifications
237
California Fuel
238
Additives
238
Fuels in Foreign Countries
239
Filling the Tank
240
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
242
Checking Things Under the Hood
242
Hood Release
243
Engine Compartment Overview
244
Engine Oil
247
Engine Oil Life System
252
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
254
Automatic Transmission Fluid
256
Manual Transmission Fluid
256
Hydraulic Clutch
256
Engine Coolant
257
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
260
Engine Overheating
260
Cooling System
262
Power Steering Fluid
268
Windshield Washer Fluid
269
Brakes
270
Battery
273
Jump Starting
274
Rear Axle
279
Bulb Replacement
280
Halogen Bulbs
280
Headlamps
280
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps
281
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
281
Back-Up Lamps
282
License Plate Lamp
282
Replacement Bulbs
283
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
283
Tires
284
Winter Tires
285
Tire Sidewall Labeling
286
Tire Terminology and Definitions
289
Inflation - Tire Pressure
292
Tire Inspection and Rotation
293
When It Is Time for New Tires
295
Buying New Tires
296
Different Size Tires and Wheels
297
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
298
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
299
Wheel Replacement
299
Tire Chains
302
If a Tire Goes Flat
302
Tire Inflator Kit
303
Appearance Care
314
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
314
Fabric/Carpet
315
Leather
316
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
317
Care of Safety Belts
317
Weatherstrips
317
Washing Your Vehicle
318
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
318
Finish Care
319
Windshield and Wiper Blades
320
Convertible Top
320
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
321
Tires
322
Sheet Metal Damage
322
Finish Damage
322
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
Power Windows and Other Power Options
326
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
326
Floor Console Fuse Block
327
Underhood Fuse Block
329
Capacities and Specifications
332
Maintenance Schedule
333
Maintenance Schedule
334
Introduction
334
Maintenance Requirements
334
Your Vehicle and the Environment
334
How This Section is Organized
334
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
336
Using the Maintenance Schedule
336
Scheduled Maintenance
337
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
346
At Each Fuel Fill
346
At Least Once a Month
346
At Least Twice a Year
347
At Least Once a Year
348
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
351
Steering and Suspension Inspection
351
Exhaust System Inspection
351
Fuel System Inspection
351
Engine Cooling System Inspection
352
Throttle System Inspection
352
Brake System Inspection
352
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
353
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
355
Engine Drive Belt Routing
356
Part E: Maintenance Record
357
Customer Assistance Information
361
Customer Assistance and Information
362
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
362
Online Owner Center
365
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
366
Customer Assistance Offices
366
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
367
Roadside Assistance Program
368
Courtesy Transportation
371
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
373
Collision Damage Repair
375
Reporting Safety Defects
379
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
379
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
379
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
379
Service Publications Ordering Information
380
Index
383

FAQ about the 2007 Pontiac Solstice Manual

What contains the 2007 Solstice manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac Solstice
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Solstice, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2007 Pontiac Solstice Owners Manual?

The Pontiac Solstice owner manual for the 2007 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Pontiac Solstice year 2007 free?

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The Pontiac Solstice (2007) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2007 is available in English.

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