2008 GMC Savana Owner's Manual

2008 GMC Savana owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
GMC
Model:
Savana
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.45 MB

Table of Contents

2008 GMC Savana BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seat
7
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Rear Seats
10
Rear Seat Operation
10
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
32
Safety Belt Extender
32
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
36
Child Restraint Systems
39
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 (With Passenger Sensing System)
52
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Airbag Off Switch)
56
Airbag System
61
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
66
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
68
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
68
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Airbag Off Switch
70
Passenger Sensing System
73
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Restraint System Check
79
Checking the Restraint Systems
79
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
80
Features and Controls
81
Keys
82
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
83
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
84
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Power Door Locks
86
Cargo Door Relocking
87
Delayed Locking
87
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
87
Automatic Door Lock
88
Automatic Door Unlock
88
Rear Door Security Locks
88
Lockout Protection
89
Sliding Side Door
89
60/40 Swing-Out Side Door
90
Rear Doors
92
Windows
93
Manual Windows
93
Power Windows
94
Swing-Out Windows
95
Enhanced Technology Glass
96
Sun Visors
96
Theft-Deterrent Systems
96
96
Operation
97
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
98
New Vehicle Break-In
98
Ignition Positions
99
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
100
Starting the Engine
100
Fuel Regulator
101
Engine Coolant Heater
101
Automatic Transmission Operation
102
Tow/Haul Mode
105
Parking Brake
106
Shifting Into PARK (P)
107
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
109
Engine Exhaust
110
Running the Engine While Parked
111
Mirrors
112
Manual Rearview Mirror
112
Outside Manual Mirror
112
Outside Camper-Type Mirrors
112
Outside Power Mirrors
113
Outside Convex Mirror
113
Outside Heated Mirrors
114
Storage Areas
114
Instrument Panel
115
Instrument Panel Overview
118
Hazard Warning Flashers
120
Other Warning Devices
120
Horn
120
Tilt Wheel
121
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
121
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
122
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
123
Flash-to-Pass
123
Windshield Wipers
123
Windshield Washer
124
Cruise Control
124
Exterior Lamps
127
Headlamps on Reminder
128
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
129
Automatic Headlamp System
129
Instrument Panel Brightness
130
Dome Lamps
130
Dome Lamp Override
130
Entry/Exit Lighting
131
Reading Lamps
131
Electric Power Management
131
Battery Run-Down Protection
131
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
132
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
132
Climate Controls
133
Climate Control System
133
Outlet Adjustment
135
Rear Heating System
136
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
137
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
138
Instrument Panel Cluster
139
Speedometer and Odometer
140
Trip Odometer
140
Safety Belt Reminders
140
Airbag Readiness Light
141
Airbag Off Light
142
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
144
Charging System Light
146
Voltmeter Gage
146
Brake System Warning Light
147
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
148
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
148
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
149
Tire Pressure Light
149
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
150
Oil Pressure Gage
152
Oil Pressure Light
153
Security Light
154
Cruise Control Light
154
Highbeam On Light
154
Tow/Haul Mode Light
154
Fuel Gage
155
Driver Information Center (DIC)
156
DIC Operation and Displays
156
DIC Compass
161
DIC Warnings and Messages
163
DIC Vehicle Customization
172
Audio System(s)
177
Setting the Clock
179
Radio(s)
181
Using an MP3
191
Theft-Deterrent Feature
196
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
196
Radio Reception
197
Fixed Mast Antenna
197
Driving Your Vehicle
199
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
200
Defensive Driving
200
Drunk Driving
200
Control of a Vehicle
201
Braking
201
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
202
Braking in Emergencies
203
Locking Rear Axle
203
StabiliTrak® System
203
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
205
Steering
205
Off-Road Recovery
208
Passing
208
Loss of Control
208
Driving at Night
210
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
211
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
212
Highway Hypnosis
212
Hill and Mountain Roads
213
Winter Driving
214
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
217
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
218
Loading Your Vehicle
218
Towing
223
Towing Your Vehicle
223
Recreational Vehicle Towing
224
Towing a Trailer
226
Service and Appearance Care
241
Service
243
Accessories and Modifications
243
California Proposition 65 Warning
243
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
244
Doing Your Own Service Work
244
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
245
Fuel
245
Gasoline Octane
246
Gasoline Specifications
246
California Fuel
246
Additives
247
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
248
Fuels in Foreign Countries
249
Filling the Tank
250
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
252
Checking Things Under the Hood
252
Hood Release
253
Engine Compartment Overview
254
Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine)
255
Engine Oil Life System
258
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
259
Automatic Transmission Fluid
260
Engine Coolant
263
Radiator Pressure Cap
266
Engine Overheating
266
Cooling System
268
Engine Fan Noise
274
Power Steering Fluid
274
Windshield Washer Fluid
275
Brakes
276
Battery
279
Jump Starting
280
All-Wheel Drive
284
Rear Axle
285
Front Axle
285
Noise Control System
286
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
286
Bulb Replacement
288
Halogen Bulbs
288
Headlamps
288
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
290
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
290
Taillamps
291
Replacement Bulbs
292
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
292
Tires
293
Tire Sidewall Labeling
294
Tire Terminology and Definitions
297
Inflation - Tire Pressure
300
Dual Tire Operation
301
Tire Pressure Monitor System
302
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
304
Tire Inspection and Rotation
308
When It Is Time for New Tires
310
Buying New Tires
310
Different Size Tires and Wheels
312
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
313
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
314
Wheel Replacement
314
Tire Chains
316
If a Tire Goes Flat
317
Changing a Flat Tire
318
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
319
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
322
Secondary Latch System
330
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
333
Spare Tire
334
Appearance Care
335
Interior Cleaning
335
Fabric/Carpet
336
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
337
Care of Safety Belts
337
Weatherstrips
337
Washing Your Vehicle
338
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
338
Finish Care
338
Windshield and Wiper Blades
339
Aluminum Wheels
340
Tires
341
Sheet Metal Damage
341
Finish Damage
341
Underbody Maintenance
341
Chemical Paint Spotting
341
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
342
Vehicle Identification
343
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
343
Service Parts Identification Label
343
Electrical System
343
Add-On Electrical Equipment
343
Headlamp Wiring
344
Windshield Wiper Fuses
344
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
355
Scheduled Maintenance
356
Additional Required Services (Gasoline Engine)
358
Maintenance Footnotes (Gasoline Engine)
360
Owner Checks and Services
362
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
362
At Each Fuel Fill
362
At Least Once a Month
363
At Least Once a Year
363
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
366
Maintenance Replacement Parts
368
Engine Drive Belt Routing
369
Maintenance Record
370
Customer Assistance Information
373
Customer Assistance and Information
374
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
374
Online Owner Center
376
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
376
Customer Assistance Offices
377
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
378
Roadside Assistance Program
378
Scheduling Service Appointments
381
Courtesy Transportation
381
Collision Damage Repair
383
Reporting Safety Defects
386
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
386
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
387
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
387
Service Publications Ordering Information
387
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
388
Event Data Recorders
389
OnStar®
390
Navigation System
390
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
390
Index
391

FAQ about the 2008 GMC Savana Manual

What contains the 2008 Savana manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your GMC Savana
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that GMC Savana owners can do
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2008 GMC Savana Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Savana year 2008 free?

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The GMC Savana (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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