2007 Pontiac Vibe Owner's Manual

2007 Pontiac Vibe owners manual
Year:
2007
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Vibe
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.54 MB

Table of Contents

2007 Pontiac Vibe BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
13
Passenger Folding Seatback
14
Rear Seats
16
Rear Seat Operation
16
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
22
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Driver Position
24
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
31
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Right Front Passenger Position
32
Rear Seat Passengers
33
Safety Belt Pretensioners
36
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
47
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
56
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
58
Airbag System
63
Where Are the Airbags?
66
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
70
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
71
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
72
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
72
Passenger Sensing System
74
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Restraint System Check
82
Checking the Restraint Systems
82
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
83
Features and Controls
85
Keys
87
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
89
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
90
Doors and Locks
92
Door Locks
92
Power Door Locks
94
Rear Door Security Locks
95
Liftgate/Liftglass
96
Windows
98
Manual Windows
99
Power Windows
99
Sun Visors
99
Theft-Deterrent Systems
100
Content Theft-Deterrent
100
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
102
New Vehicle Break-In
102
Ignition Positions
103
Starting the Engine
104
Engine Coolant Heater
106
Automatic Transaxle Operation
108
Overdrive Off
111
Manual Transaxle Operation
111
Parking Brake
114
Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
115
Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle)
117
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle)
118
Parking Over Things That Burn
118
Engine Exhaust
119
Running the Engine While Parked
120
Mirrors
121
Manual Rearview Mirror
121
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
121
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
122
Outside Remote Control Mirrors
122
Outside Convex Mirror
123
OnStar® System
123
Storage Areas
127
Glove Box
127
Cupholder(s)
127
Coinholder(s)
127
Instrument Panel Storage Area
127
Center Console Storage Area
127
Floor Mats
127
Rear Storage Area
128
Rear Cargo Accessory Track System
129
Cargo Cover
129
Cargo Tie Downs
130
Sunroof
131
Instrument Panel
133
Instrument Panel Overview
136
Hazard Warning Flashers
138
Other Warning Devices
138
Horn
138
Tilt Wheel
139
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
139
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
140
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
140
Flash-to-Pass
141
Windshield Wipers
141
Windshield Washer
142
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
142
Cruise Control
143
Exterior Lamps
146
Headlamps on Reminder
146
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
147
Automatic Headlamp System
147
Fog Lamps
148
Instrument Panel Brightness
148
Interior Lamps Control
149
Entry Lighting
149
Reading Lamps
150
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
150
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current
151
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
151
Climate Controls
152
Climate Control System
152
Outlet Adjustment
155
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
156
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
158
Instrument Panel Cluster
159
Speedometer and Odometer
160
Trip Odometers
160
Tachometer
161
Safety Belt Reminder Light
161
Airbag Readiness Light
162
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
163
Charging System Light
165
Brake System Warning Light
166
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
167
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
167
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
168
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
168
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
169
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
170
Oil Pressure Light
173
Lights On Reminder
174
Taillamp Indicator Light
174
Cruise Control Light
174
Overdrive Off Light
174
Highbeam On Light
175
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
175
Door Ajar Light
175
Fuel Gage
175
Low Fuel Warning Light
177
Audio System(s)
177
Setting the Time
178
Radio with CD (Base Level)
179
Radio with CD (MP3)
188
Radio with Six-Disc CD
198
Using an MP3
210
XM Radio Messages
216
Radio Reception
218
Care of Your CDs
219
Care of the CD Player
219
Fixed Mast Antenna
219
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
219
Driving Your Vehicle
221
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
222
Defensive Driving
222
Drunken Driving
223
Control of a Vehicle
226
Braking
226
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
227
Braking in Emergencies
229
Traction Control System (TCS)
230
StabiliTrak® System
231
Panic Brake Assist
231
Steering
232
Off-Road Recovery
234
Passing
235
Loss of Control
237
Driving at Night
238
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
239
City Driving
242
Freeway Driving
243
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
244
Highway Hypnosis
245
Hill and Mountain Roads
246
Winter Driving
248
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
252
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
253
Loading Your Vehicle
253
Towing
259
Towing Your Vehicle
259
Recreational Vehicle Towing
259
Towing a Trailer
261
Service and Appearance Care
269
Service
272
Accessories and Modifications
272
California Proposition 65 Warning
273
Doing Your Own Service Work
273
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
274
Fuel
274
Gasoline Octane
274
Gasoline Specifications
274
California Fuel
275
Additives
275
Fuels in Foreign Countries
276
Filling the Tank
277
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
279
Checking Things Under the Hood
280
Hood Release
280
Engine Compartment Overview
282
Engine Oil
284
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
288
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
290
Manual Transaxle Fluid
292
Hydraulic Clutch
293
Engine Coolant
294
Radiator Pressure Cap
297
Engine Overheating
297
Cooling System
299
Power Steering Fluid
304
Windshield Washer Fluid
305
Brakes
306
Battery
309
Jump Starting
310
Bulb Replacement
315
Halogen Bulbs
315
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
316
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
317
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
318
Back-Up Lamps
320
Replacement Bulbs
320
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
321
Tires
322
Tire Sidewall Labeling
323
Tire Terminology and Definitions
326
Inflation - Tire Pressure
329
Tire Pressure Monitor System
330
Tire Inspection and Rotation
333
When It Is Time for New Tires
335
Buying New Tires
336
Different Size Tires and Wheels
337
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
338
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
339
Wheel Replacement
340
Tire Chains
341
If a Tire Goes Flat
342
Changing a Flat Tire
343
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
344
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
346
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
351
Compact Spare Tire
354
Appearance Care
354
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
354
Fabric/Carpet
356
Leather
356
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
357
Care of Safety Belts
357
Weatherstrips
358
Washing Your Vehicle
358
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
358
Finish Care
358
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
359
Aluminum Wheels
359
Tires
360
Sheet Metal Damage
360
Finish Damage
361
Underbody Maintenance
361
Chemical Paint Spotting
361
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
362
Vehicle Identification
363
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
363
Service Parts Identification Label
363
Electrical System
364
Add-On Electrical Equipment
364
Headlamp Wiring
364
Windshield Wiper Fuses
364
Power Windows and Other Power Options
364
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
365
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
365
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
367
Capacities and Specifications
369
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
370
Engine Drive Belt Routing
371
Maintenance Schedule
373
Maintenance Schedule
374
Introduction
374
Maintenance Requirements
374
Your Vehicle and the Environment
374
How This Section is Organized
374
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
376
Using the Maintenance Schedule
376
Scheduled Maintenance
377
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
386
At Each Fuel Fill
386
At Least Once a Month
386
At Least Twice a Year
387
At Least Once a Year
388
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
392
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
392
Exhaust System Inspection
392
Fuel System Inspection
392
Engine Cooling System Inspection
393
Throttle System Inspection
393
Brake System Inspection
393
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
394
Part E: Maintenance Record
396
Customer Assistance Information
399
Customer Assistance and Information
400
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
400
Online Owner Center
403
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
404
Customer Assistance Offices
404
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
405
Roadside Assistance Program
406
Courtesy Transportation
409
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
411
Collision Damage Repair
412
Reporting Safety Defects
416
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
416
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
416
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
417
Service Publications Ordering Information
417
Index
419

FAQ about the 2007 Pontiac Vibe Manual

What contains the 2007 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 2007 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Vibe owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Vibe, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2007 Pontiac Vibe Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Vibe year 2007 free?

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The Pontiac Vibe (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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