2008 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

2008 Chevrolet Impala owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Impala
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
5.39 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Impala BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Manual Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
11
Center Seat
12
Rear Seats
12
Split Folding Rear Seat
12
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Lap-Shoulder Belt
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Lap Belt
33
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
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
84
Door Locks
84
Power Door Locks
85
Delayed Locking
85
Automatic Door Lock
86
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
86
Rear Door Security Locks
86
Lockout Protection
87
Trunk
87
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)
97
Starting the Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater
99
Active Fuel Management™ (3.9L V6 and 5.3L V8 Engines)
100
Automatic Transmission Operation
100
Parking Brake
104
Shifting Into PARK (P)
104
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
106
Parking Over Things That Burn
107
Engine Exhaust
108
Running the Engine While Parked
108
Mirrors
109
Manual Rearview Mirror
109
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
110
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
110
Outside Power Mirrors
111
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
111
Outside Convex Mirror
111
OnStar® System
112
Universal Home Remote System
115
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
116
Storage Areas
122
Glove Box
122
Cupholder(s)
122
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
122
Center Console Storage
122
Rear Storage Area
122
Rear Seat Armrest
122
Convenience Net
123
Sunroof
123
Instrument Panel
125
Instrument Panel Overview
128
Hazard Warning Flashers
130
Other Warning Devices
130
Horn
130
Tilt Wheel
130
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
131
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
132
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
132
Flash-to-Pass
133
Windshield Wipers
133
Windshield Washer
134
Cruise Control
134
Exterior Lamps
138
Delayed Headlamps
139
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
140
Fog Lamps
140
Instrument Panel Brightness
141
Courtesy Lamps
141
Dome Lamp
141
Entry Lighting
141
Delayed Entry Lighting
142
Delayed Exit Lighting
142
Parade Dimming
142
Reading Lamps
143
Mirror Reading Lamps
143
Electric Power Management
143
Battery Run-Down Protection
144
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
144
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
145
Climate Controls
146
Climate Control System
146
Outlet Adjustment
149
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
150
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
151
Instrument Panel Cluster
152
Speedometer and Odometer
153
Tachometer
153
Safety Belt Reminders
154
Airbag Readiness Light
155
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
156
Charging System Light
158
Brake System Warning Light
158
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
159
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
160
Electronic Stability Control Indicator Light
160
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
161
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
162
Tire Pressure Light
162
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
163
Oil Pressure Light
166
Security Light
166
Fog Lamp Light
166
Cruise Control Light
167
Highbeam On Light
167
Fuel Gage
167
Driver Information Center (DIC)
168
DIC Operation and Displays
168
DIC Compass
173
DIC Warnings and Messages
176
DIC Vehicle Customization
184
Audio System(s)
190
Setting the Time
191
Radio(s)
193
Using an MP3
204
XM Radio Messages
208
Theft-Deterrent Feature
209
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
210
Radio Reception
211
Backglass Antenna
212
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
212
Driving Your Vehicle
213
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
214
Defensive Driving
214
Drunk Driving
214
Control of a Vehicle
215
Braking
215
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
216
Braking in Emergencies
217
Traction Control System (TCS)
218
Electronic Stability Control
219
Steering
221
Off-Road Recovery
223
Passing
223
Loss of Control
224
Driving at Night
225
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
225
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
226
Highway Hypnosis
226
Hill and Mountain Roads
227
Winter Driving
228
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
232
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
232
Loading Your Vehicle
233
Towing
238
Towing Your Vehicle
238
Recreational Vehicle Towing
238
Towing a Trailer
239
Service and Appearance Care
247
Service
249
Accessories and Modifications
249
California Proposition 65 Warning
250
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
250
Doing Your Own Service Work
250
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
251
Fuel
251
Gasoline Octane
252
Gasoline Specifications
252
California Fuel
252
Additives
253
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
254
Fuels in Foreign Countries
255
Filling the Tank
256
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
258
Checking Things Under the Hood
258
Hood Release
259
Engine Compartment Overview
260
Engine Oil
263
Engine Oil Life System
266
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
268
Automatic Transmission Fluid
270
Engine Coolant
272
Pressure Cap
275
Engine Overheating
275
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
277
Cooling System
278
Power Steering Fluid
283
Windshield Washer Fluid
284
Brakes
285
Battery
288
Jump Starting
289
Headlamp Aiming
293
Bulb Replacement
293
Halogen Bulbs
293
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
294
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
296
License Plate Lamp
297
Replacement Bulbs
298
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
298
Tires
300
Tire Sidewall Labeling
301
Tire Terminology and Definitions
304
Inflation - Tire Pressure
307
Tire Pressure Monitor System
309
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
310
Tire Inspection and Rotation
314
When It Is Time for New Tires
316
Buying New Tires
317
Different Size Tires and Wheels
318
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
319
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
320
Wheel Replacement
320
Tire Chains
322
If a Tire Goes Flat
323
Changing a Flat Tire
324
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
325
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
327
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (Base Model)
333
Compact Spare Tire
335
Appearance Care
336
Interior Cleaning
336
Fabric/Carpet
337
Leather
338
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
338
Care of Safety Belts
339
Weatherstrips
339
Washing Your Vehicle
339
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
340
Finish Care
340
Windshield and Wiper Blades
341
Aluminum Wheels
341
Tires
342
Sheet Metal Damage
342
Finish Damage
342
Underbody Maintenance
342
Chemical Paint Spotting
342
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
343
Vehicle Identification
344
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
344
Service Parts Identification Label
344
Electrical System
344
Add-On Electrical Equipment
344
Headlamp Wiring
345
Windshield Wiper Fuses
345
Power Windows and Other Power Options
345
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
345
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
345
Underhood Fuse Block
346
Capacities and Specifications
349
Maintenance Schedule
351
Maintenance Schedule
352
Introduction
352
Maintenance Requirements
352
Your Vehicle and the Environment
352
Using the Maintenance Schedule
352
Scheduled Maintenance
354
Additional Required Services
356
Maintenance Footnotes
357
Owner Checks and Services
358
At Each Fuel Fill
359
At Least Once a Month
359
At Least Once a Year
360
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
362
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
363
Engine Drive Belt Routing
364
Maintenance Record
365
Customer Assistance Information
369
Customer Assistance and Information
370
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
370
Online Owner Center
372
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
373
Customer Assistance Offices
373
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
374
Roadside Assistance Program
374
Scheduling Service Appointments
377
Courtesy Transportation
377
Collision Damage Repair
379
Reporting Safety Defects
382
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
382
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
383
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
383
Service Publications Ordering Information
383
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
384
Event Data Recorders
385
OnStar®
386
Navigation System
386
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
386
Index
387

FAQ about the 2008 Chevrolet Impala Manual

What contains the 2008 Impala manual?

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

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Impala
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2008 Chevrolet Impala Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Chevrolet Impala year 2008 free?

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The Chevrolet Impala (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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