2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner's Manual

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cobalt
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.26 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
7
Manual Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
11
Easy Entry Seat (Coupe)
12
Rear Seats
13
Split Folding Rear Seat
13
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Lap-Shoulder Belt
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Safety Belt Extender
33
Child Restraints
34
Older Children
34
Infants and Young Children
36
Child Restraint Systems
40
Where to Put the Restraint
42
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
43
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
50
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
53
Airbag System
57
Where Are the Airbags?
60
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
62
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
63
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
63
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
64
Passenger Sensing System
65
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
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
81
Doors and Locks
84
Door Locks
84
Power Door Locks
84
Delayed Locking
85
Automatic Door Lock
85
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
85
Rear Door Security Locks (Sedan)
86
Lockout Protection
87
Trunk
87
Windows
89
Manual Windows
89
Power Windows
90
Sun Visors
91
Theft-Deterrent Systems
92
Content Theft-Deterrent
92
93
Operation
94
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
95
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
96
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
99
Starting the Engine
99
Engine Coolant Heater
101
Automatic Transmission Operation
102
Manual Transmission Operation
104
Parking Brake
106
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
107
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
109
Parking Your Vehicle
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
110
Running the Vehicle While Parked
111
Mirrors
112
Manual Rearview Mirror
112
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
112
Outside Manual Mirror
112
Outside Remote Control Mirror
112
Outside Power Mirrors
113
Outside Convex Mirror
113
OnStar® System
114
Storage Areas
117
Glove Box
117
Cupholder(s)
117
Center Console Storage
117
Driver’s Storage Compartment
117
Convenience Net
117
Sunroof
118
Instrument Panel
119
Instrument Panel Overview
122
Hazard Warning Flashers
124
Other Warning Devices
124
Horn
124
Tilt Wheel
124
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
125
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
125
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
126
Flash-to-Pass
126
Windshield Wipers
126
Windshield Washer
127
Cruise Control
128
Headlamps
130
Wiper Activated Headlamps
131
Headlamps on Reminder
131
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
131
Fog Lamps
132
Instrument Panel Brightness
132
Dome Lamp
133
Entry/Exit Lighting
133
Mirror Reading Lamps
133
Electric Power Management
133
Battery Run-Down Protection
134
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
134
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
135
Climate Controls
136
Climate Control System
136
Outlet Adjustment
139
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
139
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
141
Instrument Panel Cluster
142
Speedometer and Odometer
143
Tachometer
143
Safety Belt Reminders
144
Airbag Readiness Light
145
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
146
Charging System Light
148
Up-Shift Light
148
Brake System Warning Light
149
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
150
Enhanced Traction System Indicator/Warning Light
150
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
151
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
152
Tire Pressure Light
152
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
153
Oil Pressure Light
156
Security Light
156
Fog Lamp Light
157
Highbeam On Light
157
Fuel Gage
157
Driver Information Center (DIC)
158
DIC Operation and Displays
158
DIC Warnings and Messages
161
DIC Vehicle Personalization
166
Audio System(s)
172
Setting the Clock
173
Radio(s)
176
Using an MP3
187
XM Radio Messages
192
Theft-Deterrent Feature
193
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
194
Radio Reception
194
Fixed Mast Antenna
195
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
195
Driving Your Vehicle
197
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
198
Defensive Driving
198
Drunk Driving
198
Control of a Vehicle
199
Braking
200
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
201
Braking in Emergencies
202
Traction Control System (TCS)
202
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
205
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
206
Steering
208
Off-Road Recovery
211
Passing
211
Loss of Control
211
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
213
Driving at Night
213
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
214
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
215
Highway Hypnosis
216
Hill and Mountain Roads
216
Winter Driving
217
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
222
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
222
Loading Your Vehicle
222
Towing
228
Towing Your Vehicle
228
Recreational Vehicle Towing
228
Towing a Trailer (Manual Transmission)
230
Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transmission)
230
Service and Appearance Care
239
Service
241
Accessories and Modifications
241
California Proposition 65 Warning
242
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
242
Doing Your Own Service Work
242
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
243
Fuel
243
Gasoline Octane
243
Gasoline Specifications
244
California Fuel
244
Additives
245
Fuels in Foreign Countries
245
Filling the Tank
246
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
248
Checking Things Under the Hood
248
Hood Release
249
Engine Compartment Overview
250
Engine Oil
251
Engine Oil Life System
254
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
256
Automatic Transmission Fluid
257
Manual Transmission Fluid
258
Hydraulic Clutch
258
Engine Coolant
258
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
261
Engine Overheating
261
Cooling System
263
Windshield Washer Fluid
268
Brakes
269
Battery
272
Jump Starting
272
Headlamp Aiming
277
Bulb Replacement
280
Halogen Bulbs
280
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
280
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
282
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps (Coupe)
282
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Sedan)
283
Back-Up Lamps (Coupe)
284
License Plate Lamp
285
Replacement Bulbs
285
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
286
Tires
287
Tire Sidewall Labeling
288
Tire Terminology and Definitions
291
Inflation - Tire Pressure
294
Tire Pressure Monitor System
295
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
297
Tire Inspection and Rotation
301
When It Is Time for New Tires
303
Buying New Tires
304
Different Size Tires and Wheels
306
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
306
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
308
Wheel Replacement
308
Tire Chains
310
If a Tire Goes Flat
311
Changing a Flat Tire
312
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
313
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire (Sport Model)
318
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire (All Models Except Sport)
327
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
331
Compact Spare Tire
332
Appearance Care
333
Interior Cleaning
333
Fabric/Carpet
334
Leather
335
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
336
Care of Safety Belts
336
Weatherstrips
336
Washing Your Vehicle
337
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
337
Finish Care
337
Windshield and Wiper Blades
338
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
339
Tires
339
Sheet Metal Damage
340
Finish Damage
340
Underbody Maintenance
340
Chemical Paint Spotting
340
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
341
Vehicle Identification
342
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
342
Service Parts Identification Label
342
Electrical System
343
Add-On Electrical Equipment
343
Headlamp Wiring
343
Windshield Wiper Fuses
343
Power Windows and Other Power Options
343
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
344
Floor Console Fuse Block
344
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
346
Capacities and Specifications
350
Maintenance Schedule
353
Maintenance Schedule
354
Introduction
354
Maintenance Requirements
354
Your Vehicle and the Environment
354
Using the Maintenance Schedule
354
Scheduled Maintenance
356
Additional Required Services
358
Maintenance Footnotes
359
Owner Checks and Services
360
At Each Fuel Fill
360
At Least Once a Month
361
At Least Once a Year
361
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
364
Maintenance Replacement Parts
366
Engine Drive Belt Routing
367
Maintenance Record
368
Customer Assistance Information
371
Customer Assistance and Information
372
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
372
Online Owner Center
374
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
375
Customer Assistance Offices
375
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
376
Roadside Assistance Program
377
Scheduling Service Appointments
380
Courtesy Transportation
380
Collision Damage Repair
382
Reporting Safety Defects
385
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
385
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
385
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
385
Service Publications Ordering Information
386
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
387
Event Data Recorders
387
OnStar®
388
Navigation System
388
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
388
Index
389

FAQ about the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Manual

What contains the 2008 Cobalt manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Cobalt, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Cobalt
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Cobalt year 2008 free?

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The Chevrolet Cobalt (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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