2008 Buick Lucerne Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
5.48 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Buick Lucerne BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Power Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Heated and Cooled Seats
9
Memory Seat and Mirrors
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Head Restraints
14
Center Seat
15
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
15
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Lap-Shoulder Belt
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
35
Lap Belt
35
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
44
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
58
Airbag System
62
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
67
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
69
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
69
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
70
Passenger Sensing System
71
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Restraint System Check
78
Checking the Restraint Systems
78
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
79
Features and Controls
81
Keys
83
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
84
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
85
Remote Vehicle Start
88
Doors and Locks
90
Door Locks
90
Power Door Locks
90
Delayed Locking
91
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
91
Rear Door Security Locks
92
Lockout Protection
92
Trunk
93
Windows
95
Power Windows
96
Sun Visors
97
Theft-Deterrent Systems
97
Content Theft-Deterrent
97
98
Operation
99
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
100
New Vehicle Break-In
100
Ignition Positions
101
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
102
Starting the Engine
102
Engine Coolant Heater
104
Automatic Transmission Operation
105
Parking Brake
107
Shifting Into PARK (P)
108
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
111
Parking Over Things That Burn
112
Engine Exhaust
112
Running the Engine While Parked
113
Mirrors
114
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
114
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
116
Outside Power Mirrors
117
Park Tilt Mirrors
118
Outside Convex Mirror
118
Outside Automatic Dimming Heated Mirror
118
Object Detection Systems
119
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
119
Side Blind Zone Alert
121
Lane Departure Warning
124
OnStar® System
126
Universal Home Remote System
129
Universal Home Remote System
129
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
130
Storage Areas
136
Glove Box
136
Cupholder(s)
136
Front Storage Area
136
Center Console Storage
136
Center Flex Storage Unit
137
Floor Mats
137
Rear Seat Armrest
137
Convenience Net
137
Sunroof
138
Instrument Panel
139
Instrument Panel Overview
142
Hazard Warning Flashers
144
Other Warning Devices
144
Horn
144
Tilt Wheel
144
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
145
Heated Steering Wheel
145
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
146
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
146
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
147
Flash-to-Pass
147
Windshield Wipers
147
Rainsense™ II Wipers
148
Windshield Washer
149
Cruise Control
150
Exterior Lamps
152
Wiper Activated Headlamps
153
Headlamps on Reminder
154
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
154
Fog Lamps
155
Cornering Lamps
155
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
155
Instrument Panel Brightness
155
Courtesy Lamps
155
Entry Lighting
156
Delayed Entry Lighting
156
Theater Dimming
156
Delayed Exit Lighting
156
Perimeter Lighting
156
Front Reading Lamps
156
Electric Power Management
157
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
157
Battery Run-Down Protection
158
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
158
Ashtray(s)
159
Climate Controls
159
Climate Control System
159
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
162
Outlet Adjustment
168
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
168
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
170
Instrument Panel Cluster
171
Speedometer and Odometer
172
Trip Odometer
172
Tachometer
172
Safety Belt Reminders
172
Airbag Readiness Light
173
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
174
Charging System Light
176
Brake System Warning Light
177
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
178
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
178
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
179
Lane Departure Warning Light
180
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
180
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
181
Tire Pressure Light
181
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
182
Oil Pressure Light
184
Security Light
185
Fog Lamp Light
185
Cruise Control Light
185
Highbeam On Light
185
Fuel Gage
186
Driver Information Center (DIC)
186
DIC Operation and Displays
187
DIC Compass
192
DIC Warnings and Messages
194
DIC Vehicle Customization
204
Audio System(s)
213
Setting the Time
214
Radio(s)
216
Using an MP3
227
XM Radio Messages
231
Navigation/Radio System
232
Theft-Deterrent Feature
232
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
233
Radio Reception
234
Backglass Antenna
235
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
235
Driving Your Vehicle
237
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
238
Defensive Driving
238
Drunk Driving
238
Control of a Vehicle
239
Braking
239
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
240
Braking in Emergencies
241
Traction Control System (TCS)
241
StabiliTrak® System
242
Panic Brake Assist
243
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
269
Service
271
Accessories and Modifications
271
California Proposition 65 Warning
272
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
272
Doing Your Own Service Work
272
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
273
Fuel
273
Gasoline Octane
274
Gasoline Specifications
274
California Fuel
274
Additives
275
Fuels in Foreign Countries
275
Filling the Tank
276
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
278
Checking Things Under the Hood
278
Hood Release
279
Engine Compartment Overview
280
Engine Oil
283
Engine Oil Life System
286
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
288
Automatic Transmission Fluid
289
Engine Coolant
292
Radiator Pressure Cap
296
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
296
Engine Overheating
296
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
298
Cooling System (3.8L V6 Engine)
298
Cooling System (4.6L V8 Engine)
304
Power Steering Fluid
308
Windshield Washer Fluid
309
Brakes
310
Battery
314
Jump Starting
316
Headlamp Aiming
321
Bulb Replacement
324
Halogen Bulbs
324
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
324
Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps
325
License Plate Lamp
326
Replacement Bulbs
327
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
327
Tires
328
Tire Sidewall Labeling
329
Tire Terminology and Definitions
332
Inflation - Tire Pressure
335
Tire Pressure Monitor System
337
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
338
Tire Inspection and Rotation
342
When It Is Time for New Tires
343
Buying New Tires
344
Different Size Tires and Wheels
346
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
346
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
348
Wheel Replacement
348
Tire Chains
350
If a Tire Goes Flat
351
Changing a Flat Tire
352
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
353
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
354
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
360
Compact Spare Tire
362
Appearance Care
362
Interior Cleaning
362
Fabric/Carpet
364
Leather
364
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
365
Care of Safety Belts
365
Weatherstrips
365
Washing Your Vehicle
366
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
366
Finish Care
367
Windshield and Wiper Blades
368
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
368
Tires
369
Sheet Metal Damage
369
Finish Damage
370
Underbody Maintenance
370
Chemical Paint Spotting
370
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
371
Vehicle Identification
372
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
372
Service Parts Identification Label
372
Electrical System
373
Add-On Electrical Equipment
373
Power Windows and Other Power Options
373
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
373
Underhood Fuse Block
374
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
376
Capacities and Specifications
381
Maintenance Schedule
383
Maintenance Schedule
384
Introduction
384
Maintenance Requirements
384
Your Vehicle and the Environment
384
Using the Maintenance Schedule
385
Scheduled Maintenance
386
Additional Required Services
388
Maintenance Footnotes
389
Owner Checks and Services
390
At Each Fuel Fill
391
At Least Once a Month
391
At Least Once a Year
392
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
394
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
395
Engine Drive Belt Routing
396
Maintenance Record
397
Customer Assistance Information
401
Customer Assistance and Information
402
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
402
Online Owner Center
405
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
406
Customer Assistance Offices
406
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
407
Roadside Assistance Program
408
Scheduling Service Appointments
410
Courtesy Transportation
410
Collision Damage Repair
412
Reporting Safety Defects
415
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
415
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
415
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
416
Service Publications Ordering Information
416
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
417
Event Data Recorders
418
OnStar®
419
Navigation System
419
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
419
Index
421

FAQ about the 2008 Buick Lucerne Manual

What contains the 2008 Lucerne manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Buick Lucerne
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2008 Buick Lucerne Owners Manual?

The Buick Lucerne owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Lucerne year 2008 free?

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The Buick Lucerne (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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