2008 GMC Acadia Owner's Manual

2008 GMC Acadia owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
GMC
Model:
Acadia
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
5.72 MB

Table of Contents

2008 GMC Acadia BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
7
Power Seats
7
Manual Lumbar
8
Power Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
9
Memory Seat and Mirrors
10
Reclining Seatbacks
12
Head Restraints
14
Rear Seats
15
Rear Seat Operation
15
Third Row Seats
17
Safety Belts
20
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
26
Lap-Shoulder Belt
34
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
39
Safety Belt Extender
40
Child Restraints
40
Older Children
40
Infants and Young Children
43
Child Restraint Systems
47
Where to Put the Restraint
50
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
51
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
62
Airbag System
65
Where Are the Airbags?
68
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
71
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
72
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
72
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
73
Passenger Sensing System
74
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
79
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Restraint System Check
81
Checking the Restraint Systems
81
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
82
Features and Controls
83
Keys
85
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
86
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
87
Remote Vehicle Start
89
Doors and Locks
92
Door Locks
92
Power Door Locks
93
Delayed Locking
93
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
93
Rear Door Security Locks
93
Lockout Protection
94
Liftgate
95
Power Liftgate
96
Windows
100
Power Windows
101
Sun Visors
103
Theft-Deterrent Systems
103
Content Theft-Deterrent
103
105
Operation
105
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
107
New Vehicle Break-In
107
Ignition Positions
108
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
109
Starting the Engine
109
Engine Coolant Heater
111
Automatic Transmission Operation
112
Tow/Haul Mode
116
Parking Brake
117
Shifting Into PARK (P)
118
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
119
Parking Over Things That Burn
120
Engine Exhaust
120
Running the Engine While Parked
121
Mirrors
122
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
122
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
122
Outside Power Mirrors
124
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
125
Outside Convex Mirror
126
Outside Heated Mirrors
126
Object Detection Systems
127
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
127
Rear Vision Camera
129
OnStar® System
129
Universal Home Remote System
132
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
133
Storage Areas
137
Glove Box
137
Cupholder(s)
137
Instrument Panel Storage
137
Center Console Storage
138
Second Row Center Console
138
Floor Mats
139
Luggage Carrier
140
Rear Seat Armrest
140
Convenience Net
140
Cargo Cover
140
Cargo Tie Downs
141
Cargo Management System
141
Sunroof
142
Instrument Panel
143
Instrument Panel Overview
146
Hazard Warning Flashers
148
Other Warning Devices
148
Horn
148
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
148
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
149
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
150
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
150
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
151
Flash-to-Pass
151
Windshield Wipers
151
Windshield Washer
152
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
153
Cruise Control
154
Exterior Lamps
156
Delayed Headlamps
157
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
158
Fog Lamps
158
Instrument Panel Brightness
159
Courtesy Lamps
159
Dome Lamps
159
Dome Lamp Override
159
Entry Lighting
159
Delayed Entry Lighting
160
Delayed Exit Lighting
160
Parade Dimming
160
Reading Lamps
161
Electric Power Management
161
Battery Run-Down Protection
162
Head-Up Display (HUD)
162
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
166
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current
167
Climate Controls
168
Climate Control System
168
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
171
Outlet Adjustment
178
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
178
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System and Electronic Climate Controls
180
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
181
Instrument Panel Cluster
182
Speedometer and Odometer
183
Tachometer
183
Safety Belt Reminders
183
Airbag Readiness Light
184
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
185
Charging System Light
187
Voltmeter Gage
188
Brake System Warning Light
189
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
190
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
190
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
191
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
191
Tire Pressure Light
192
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
192
Oil Pressure Light
196
Security Light
196
Fog Lamp Light
197
Cruise Control Light
197
Highbeam On Light
197
Tow/Haul Mode Light
197
Fuel Gage
198
Driver Information Center (DIC)
199
DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons)
199
DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
205
DIC Warnings and Messages
208
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
217
Audio System(s)
226
Setting the Time
227
Radio(s) (MP3)
229
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and Six-Disc CD Player)
246
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
250
XM Radio Messages
255
Navigation/Radio System
257
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
257
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
267
Rear Audio Controller (RAC)
269
Theft-Deterrent Feature
269
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
270
Radio Reception
271
Multi-Band Antenna
271
Driving Your Vehicle
273
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
274
Defensive Driving
274
Drunk Driving
274
Control of a Vehicle
275
Braking
276
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
277
Braking in Emergencies
278
StabiliTrak® System
278
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
281
Steering
281
Off-Road Recovery
283
Passing
283
Loss of Control
284
Driving at Night
285
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
286
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
287
Highway Hypnosis
287
Hill and Mountain Roads
288
Winter Driving
289
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
292
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
293
Loading Your Vehicle
293
Towing
298
Towing Your Vehicle
298
Recreational Vehicle Towing
298
Towing a Trailer
302
Service and Appearance Care
315
Service
317
Accessories and Modifications
318
California Proposition 65 Warning
318
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
318
Doing Your Own Service Work
319
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
320
Fuel
320
Gasoline Octane
320
Gasoline Specifications
320
California Fuel
321
Additives
321
Fuels in Foreign Countries
322
Filling the Tank
323
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
326
Checking Things Under the Hood
326
Hood Release
327
Engine Compartment Overview
328
Engine Oil
329
Engine Oil Life System
332
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
334
Automatic Transmission Fluid
335
Engine Coolant
336
Radiator Pressure Cap
338
Engine Overheating
339
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
340
Cooling System
341
Power Steering Fluid
347
Windshield Washer Fluid
348
Brakes
349
Battery
352
Jump Starting
353
All-Wheel Drive
357
Headlamp Aiming
359
Bulb Replacement
359
Halogen Bulbs
359
License Plate Lamp
360
Replacement Bulbs
360
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
361
Tires
362
Tire Sidewall Labeling
363
Tire Terminology and Definitions
366
Inflation - Tire Pressure
369
Tire Pressure Monitor System
371
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
372
Tire Inspection and Rotation
376
When It Is Time for New Tires
377
Buying New Tires
378
Different Size Tires and Wheels
380
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
381
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
382
Wheel Replacement
382
Tire Chains
384
If a Tire Goes Flat
385
Changing a Flat Tire
386
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
387
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
390
Secondary Latch System
395
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
398
Compact Spare Tire
402
Appearance Care
403
Interior Cleaning
403
Fabric/Carpet
404
Leather
405
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
405
Care of Safety Belts
406
Weatherstrips
406
Washing Your Vehicle
406
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
407
Finish Care
407
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
408
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
408
Tires
409
Sheet Metal Damage
409
Finish Damage
409
Underbody Maintenance
410
Chemical Paint Spotting
410
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
411
Vehicle Identification
412
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
412
Service Parts Identification Label
412
Electrical System
413
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
413
Add-On Electrical Equipment
413
Windshield Wiper Fuses
414
Power Windows and Other Power Options
414
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
414
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
414
Underhood Fuse Block
417
Capacities and Specifications
421
Maintenance Schedule
423
Maintenance Schedule
424
Introduction
424
Maintenance Requirements
424
Your Vehicle and the Environment
424
Using the Maintenance Schedule
424
Scheduled Maintenance
426
Additional Required Services
428
Maintenance Footnotes
429
Owner Checks and Services
430
At Each Fuel Fill
430
At Least Once a Month
431
At Least Once a Year
431
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
434
Maintenance Replacement Parts
436
Engine Drive Belt Routing
437
Maintenance Record
438
Customer Assistance Information
441
Customer Assistance and Information
442
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
442
Online Owner Center
444
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
444
Customer Assistance Offices
445
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
446
Roadside Assistance Program
446
Scheduling Service Appointments
448
Courtesy Transportation
449
Collision Damage Repair
450
Reporting Safety Defects
453
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
453
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
454
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
454
Service Publications Ordering Information
454
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
455
Event Data Recorders
456
OnStar®
457
Navigation System
457
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
457
Index
459

FAQ about the 2008 GMC Acadia Manual

What contains the 2008 Acadia manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Acadia
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2008 GMC Acadia Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Acadia year 2008 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2008 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The GMC Acadia (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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