2008 Buick Enclave Owner's Manual

2008 Buick Enclave owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Buick
Model:
Enclave
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.68 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Buick Enclave BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Power Seats
6
Manual Lumbar
7
Power Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Memory Seat and Mirrors
8
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
13
Rear Seats
14
Rear Seat Operation
14
Third Row Seats
16
Safety Belts
20
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
25
Lap-Shoulder Belt
33
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
38
Safety Belt Extender
38
Child Restraints
39
Older Children
39
Infants and Young Children
42
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
49
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
60
Airbag System
63
Where Are the Airbags?
66
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
69
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
71
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
71
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
72
Passenger Sensing System
73
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Restraint System Check
79
Checking the Restraint Systems
79
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
80
Features and Controls
81
Keys
83
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
84
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
85
Remote Vehicle Start
87
Doors and Locks
90
Door Locks
90
Power Door Locks
90
Delayed Locking
91
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
91
Rear Door Security Locks
91
Lockout Protection
92
Liftgate
92
Power Liftgate
94
Windows
98
Power Windows
99
Sun Visors
101
Theft-Deterrent Systems
102
Content Theft-Deterrent
102
104
Operation
104
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
106
New Vehicle Break-In
106
Ignition Positions
106
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
107
Starting the Engine
108
Engine Coolant Heater
109
Automatic Transmission Operation
110
Tow/Haul Mode
114
Parking Brake
115
Shifting Into PARK (P)
116
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
117
Parking Over Things That Burn
118
Engine Exhaust
118
Running the Engine While Parked
119
Mirrors
120
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
120
Outside Power Mirrors
122
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
122
Outside Convex Mirror
124
Outside Heated Mirrors
124
Object Detection Systems
124
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
124
Rear Vision Camera
127
OnStar® System
127
Universal Home Remote System
130
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
130
Storage Areas
135
Glove Box
135
Cupholder(s)
135
Instrument Panel Storage
135
Center Console Storage
136
Second Row Center Console
136
Floor Mats
137
Luggage Carrier
138
Rear Seat Armrest
138
Convenience Net
138
Cargo Cover
139
Cargo Tie Downs
139
Cargo Management System
139
Sunroof
140
Instrument Panel
141
Instrument Panel Overview
144
Hazard Warning Flashers
146
Other Warning Devices
146
Horn
146
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
147
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
147
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
148
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
148
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
149
Flash-to-Pass
149
Windshield Wipers
149
Windshield Washer
150
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
151
Cruise Control
152
Exterior Lamps
154
Delayed Headlamps
155
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
156
Adaptive Forward Lighting System
156
Fog Lamps
157
Instrument Panel Brightness
157
Dome Lamps
157
Dome Lamp Override
157
Entry Lighting
158
Delayed Entry Lighting
158
Delayed Exit Lighting
159
Parade Dimming
159
Reading Lamps
159
Electric Power Management
159
Battery Run-Down Protection
160
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
160
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current
161
Analog Clock
162
Climate Controls
162
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
162
Outlet Adjustment
169
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
170
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System and Electronic Climate Controls
171
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
173
Instrument Panel Cluster
174
Speedometer and Odometer
175
Tachometer
175
Safety Belt Reminders
175
Airbag Readiness Light
176
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
177
Charging System Light
179
Voltmeter Gage
180
Brake System Warning Light
181
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
182
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
182
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
183
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
183
Tire Pressure Light
184
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
185
Oil Pressure Light
187
Security Light
188
Fog Lamp Light
188
Cruise Control Light
188
Highbeam On Light
188
Tow/Haul Mode Light
189
Fuel Gage
189
Driver Information Center (DIC)
190
DIC Operation and Displays
190
DIC Warnings and Messages
196
DIC Vehicle Customization
205
Audio System(s)
214
Setting the Time
215
Radio(s) (MP3)
218
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and Six-Disc CD Player)
236
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
241
XM Radio Messages
246
Navigation/Radio System
247
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
247
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
257
Theft-Deterrent Feature
258
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
259
Radio Reception
260
Multi-Band Antenna
260
Driving Your Vehicle
261
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
262
Defensive Driving
262
Drunk Driving
262
Control of a Vehicle
263
Braking
263
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
264
Braking in Emergencies
265
StabiliTrak® System
265
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
267
Steering
268
Off-Road Recovery
270
Passing
270
Loss of Control
270
Driving at Night
272
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
272
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
274
Highway Hypnosis
274
Hill and Mountain Roads
274
Winter Driving
275
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
279
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
280
Loading Your Vehicle
280
Towing
285
Towing Your Vehicle
285
Recreational Vehicle Towing
285
Towing a Trailer
289
Service and Appearance Care
301
Service
303
Accessories and Modifications
303
California Proposition 65 Warning
304
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
304
Doing Your Own Service Work
304
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
305
Fuel
305
Gasoline Octane
305
Gasoline Specifications
305
California Fuel
306
Additives
306
Fuels in Foreign Countries
307
Filling the Tank
308
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
310
Checking Things Under the Hood
310
Hood Release
311
Engine Compartment Overview
312
Engine Oil
313
Engine Oil Life System
316
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
318
Automatic Transmission Fluid
319
Engine Coolant
322
Radiator Pressure Cap
325
Engine Overheating
325
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
327
Cooling System
328
Power Steering Fluid
334
Windshield Washer Fluid
335
Brakes
336
Battery
339
Jump Starting
340
All-Wheel Drive
345
Headlamp Aiming
346
Bulb Replacement
347
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
347
Halogen Bulbs
347
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
348
License Plate Lamp
349
Replacement Bulbs
349
Windshield Replacement
350
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
350
Tires
351
Tire Sidewall Labeling
352
Tire Terminology and Definitions
355
Inflation - Tire Pressure
358
Tire Pressure Monitor System
359
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
361
Tire Inspection and Rotation
364
When It Is Time for New Tires
365
Buying New Tires
366
Different Size Tires and Wheels
368
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
368
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
370
Wheel Replacement
370
Tire Chains
371
If a Tire Goes Flat
372
Changing a Flat Tire
373
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
374
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
377
Secondary Latch System
382
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
385
Compact Spare Tire
388
Appearance Care
389
Interior Cleaning
389
Fabric/Carpet
390
Leather
391
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
391
Care of Safety Belts
392
Weatherstrips
392
Washing Your Vehicle
392
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
393
Finish Care
393
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
394
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
394
Tires
395
Sheet Metal Damage
395
Finish Damage
395
Underbody Maintenance
396
Chemical Paint Spotting
396
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
396
Vehicle Identification
397
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
397
Service Parts Identification Label
398
Electrical System
398
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
398
Add-On Electrical Equipment
399
Windshield Wiper Fuses
399
Power Windows and Other Power Options
399
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
400
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
400
Underhood Fuse Block
403
Capacities and Specifications
408
Maintenance Schedule
409
Maintenance Schedule
410
Introduction
410
Maintenance Requirements
410
Your Vehicle and the Environment
410
Using the Maintenance Schedule
410
Scheduled Maintenance
412
Additional Required Services
414
Maintenance Footnotes
415
Owner Checks and Services
416
At Each Fuel Fill
416
At Least Once a Month
417
At Least Once a Year
417
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
419
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
421
Engine Drive Belt Routing
422
Maintenance Record
423
Customer Assistance Information
427
Customer Assistance and Information
428
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
428
Online Owner Center
431
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
432
Customer Assistance Offices
432
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
433
Roadside Assistance Program
434
Scheduling Service Appointments
436
Courtesy Transportation
436
Collision Damage Repair
438
Reporting Safety Defects
441
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
441
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
441
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
442
Service Publications Ordering Information
442
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
443
Event Data Recorders
444
OnStar®
445
Navigation System
445
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
445
Index
447

FAQ about the 2008 Buick Enclave Manual

What contains the 2008 Enclave manual?

The Buick Enclave owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Enclave. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Enclave 2008 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Enclave owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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