2008 Buick Lacrosse Owner's Manual

2008 Buick Lacrosse owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lacrosse
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
2.6 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Buick LaCrosse BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Power Seats
6
Power Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
7
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
10
Center Seat
11
Rear Seats
12
Split Folding Rear Seat
12
Safety Belts
13
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
13
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
18
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Lap Belt
32
Safety Belt Extender
33
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
37
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
43
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
45
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
51
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Airbag System
58
Where Are the Airbags?
61
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
63
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
64
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
64
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
64
Passenger Sensing System
66
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Restraint System Check
72
Checking the Restraint Systems
72
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
73
Features and Controls
75
Keys
77
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
78
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
79
Remote Vehicle Start
82
Doors and Locks
85
Door Locks
85
Power Door Locks
85
Delayed Locking
86
Automatic Door Lock
86
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
86
Rear Door Security Locks
86
Lockout Protection
87
Trunk
88
Windows
91
Power Windows
92
Sun Visors
93
Theft-Deterrent Systems
94
Content Theft-Deterrent
94
PASS-Key® III
96
PASS-Key® III Operation
96
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
98
New Vehicle Break-In
98
Ignition Positions
98
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
99
Starting the Engine
100
Engine Coolant Heater
101
Active Fuel Management™
102
Automatic Transmission Operation
103
Parking Brake
106
Shifting Into PARK (P)
107
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
111
Running the Vehicle While Parked
111
Mirrors
112
Manual Rearview Mirror
112
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
113
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
113
Outside Power Mirrors
114
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
114
Outside Convex Mirror
114
Object Detection Systems
115
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
115
OnStar® System
117
Universal Home Remote System
121
Universal Home Remote System
121
Universal Home Remote System Operation
122
Storage Areas
126
Glove Box
126
Cupholder(s)
126
Center Console Storage
127
Convenience Net
128
Sunroof
128
Instrument Panel
129
Instrument Panel Overview
132
Hazard Warning Flashers
134
Other Warning Devices
134
Horn
134
Tilt Wheel
134
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
136
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
136
Flash-to-Pass
136
Windshield Wipers
137
Windshield Washer
137
Cruise Control
138
Exterior Lamps
141
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
142
Fog Lamps
143
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
143
Interior Lamps
144
Instrument Panel Brightness
144
Courtesy Lamps
144
Entry Lighting
144
Delayed Entry Lighting
145
Theater Dimming
145
Delayed Exit Lighting
145
Perimeter Lighting
145
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
146
Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps
146
Electric Power Management
146
Battery Run-Down Protection
147
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
147
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
148
Climate Controls
148
Climate Control System
148
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
152
Outlet Adjustment
156
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
157
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
158
Instrument Panel Cluster
159
Speedometer and Odometer
160
Tachometer
160
Safety Belt Reminders
160
Airbag Readiness Light
161
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
162
Charging System Light
164
Brake System Warning Light
165
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
166
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
166
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
167
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
168
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
168
Low Coolant Warning Light
169
Tire Pressure Light
169
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
170
Oil Pressure Light
173
Change Engine Oil Light
173
Security Light
173
Cruise Control Light
174
Reduced Engine Power Light
174
Highbeam On Light
174
Headlamps Suggested Light
175
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
175
Door Ajar Light
175
Trunk Ajar Light
175
Service Vehicle Soon Light
176
Fuel Gage
176
Low Fuel Warning Light
176
Check Gas Cap Light
177
Driver Information Center (DIC)
177
DIC Operation and Displays
178
DIC Compass (Uplevel Only)
184
DIC Warnings and Messages
186
DIC Vehicle Personalization
204
Audio System(s)
212
Setting the Clock
213
Radio(s)
214
Using an MP3
225
XM Radio Messages
228
Theft-Deterrent Feature
229
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
230
Radio Reception
231
Backglass Antenna
232
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
233
Chime Level Adjustment
233
Driving Your Vehicle
235
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
236
Defensive Driving
236
Drunk Driving
236
Control of a Vehicle
237
Braking
237
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
238
Braking in Emergencies
239
Traction Control System (TCS)
240
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
241
StabiliTrak® System
242
Steering
243
Off-Road Recovery
245
Passing
245
Loss of Control
246
Driving at Night
247
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
248
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
249
Highway Hypnosis
249
Hill and Mountain Roads
250
Winter Driving
251
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
254
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
255
Loading Your Vehicle
255
Towing
261
Towing Your Vehicle
261
Recreational Vehicle Towing
261
Towing a Trailer
262
Service and Appearance Care
271
Service
273
Accessories and Modifications
273
California Proposition 65 Warning
273
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
274
Doing Your Own Service Work
274
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
275
Fuel
275
Gasoline Octane
275
Gasoline Specifications
276
California Fuel
276
Additives
277
Fuels in Foreign Countries
277
Filling the Tank
278
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
280
Checking Things Under the Hood
280
Hood Release
281
Engine Compartment Overview
282
Engine Oil
288
Engine Oil Life System
291
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
293
Automatic Transmission Fluid
295
Engine Coolant
297
Radiator Pressure Cap
299
Pressure Cap
300
Engine Overheating
300
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
302
Cooling System
303
Power Steering Fluid
313
Windshield Washer Fluid
314
Brakes
316
Battery
319
Jump Starting
320
Headlamp Aiming
326
Bulb Replacement
328
Halogen Bulbs
328
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
329
License Plate Lamp
331
Replacement Bulbs
331
Windshield Replacement
332
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
332
Tires
333
Tire Sidewall Labeling
334
Tire Terminology and Definitions
337
Inflation - Tire Pressure
340
Tire Pressure Monitor System
341
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
343
Tire Inspection and Rotation
345
When It Is Time for New Tires
347
Buying New Tires
348
Different Size Tires and Wheels
350
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
350
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
352
Wheel Replacement
352
Tire Chains
354
If a Tire Goes Flat
356
Changing a Flat Tire
357
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
358
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
359
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (Base Model)
365
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (Super Only)
367
Compact Spare Tire
368
Appearance Care
369
Interior Cleaning
369
Fabric/Carpet
370
Leather
371
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
371
Care of Safety Belts
372
Weatherstrips
372
Washing Your Vehicle
372
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
373
Finish Care
373
Windshield and Wiper Blades
374
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
374
Tires
375
Sheet Metal Damage
375
Finish Damage
375
Underbody Maintenance
376
Chemical Paint Spotting
376
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
376
Vehicle Identification
377
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
377
Service Parts Identification Label
378
Electrical System
378
Add-On Electrical Equipment
378
Headlamp Wiring
379
Windshield Wiper Fuses
379
Power Windows and Other Power Options
379
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
379
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
380
Capacities and Specifications
386
Maintenance Schedule
389
Maintenance Schedule
390
Introduction
390
Maintenance Requirements
390
Your Vehicle and the Environment
390
Using the Maintenance Schedule
390
Scheduled Maintenance
392
Additional Required Services
394
Maintenance Footnotes
395
Owner Checks and Services
396
At Each Fuel Fill
396
At Least Once a Month
397
At Least Once a Year
397
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
400
Maintenance Replacement Parts
401
Engine Drive Belt Routing
402
Maintenance Record
404
Customer Assistance Information
407
Customer Assistance and Information
408
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
408
Online Owner Center
411
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
412
Customer Assistance Offices
412
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
413
Roadside Assistance Program
414
Scheduling Service Appointments
416
Courtesy Transportation
416
Collision Damage Repair
418
Reporting Safety Defects
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
421
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
421
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
422
Service Publications Ordering Information
422
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
423
Event Data Recorders
424
OnStar®
425
Navigation System
425
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
425
Index
427

FAQ about the 2008 Buick Lacrosse Manual

What contains the 2008 Lacrosse manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

Where to download the 2008 Buick Lacrosse Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Lacrosse year 2008 free?

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The Buick Lacrosse (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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