2008 Hummer H2 Owner's Manual

2008 Hummer H2 owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Hummer
Model:
H2
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
7.12 MB

Table of Contents

2008 HUMMER H2 BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Power Seats
6
Power Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Memory Seat and Mirrors
8
Power Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Rear Seats
12
Heated Seats
12
Split Folding Rear Seat
12
Third Row Seat
14
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
39
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
61
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
64
Airbag System
68
Where Are the Airbags?
70
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
73
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
74
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
74
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
74
Airbag Off Switch
76
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
79
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
79
Restraint System Check
80
Checking the Restraint Systems
80
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
81
Features and Controls
83
Keys
85
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
86
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
87
Remote Vehicle Start
90
Doors and Locks
92
Door Locks
92
Power Door Locks
93
Delayed Locking
93
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
93
Rear Door Security Locks
94
Lockout Protection
94
Liftgate (SUV)
95
Midgate® (SUT)
96
Tailgate/Spare Tire Carrier
98
Windows
101
Power Windows
102
Sun Visors
105
Theft-Deterrent Systems
106
Content Theft-Deterrent
106
108
Operation
108
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
110
New Vehicle Break-In
110
Ignition Positions
110
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
111
Starting the Engine
112
Engine Coolant Heater
113
Automatic Transmission Operation
114
Tow/Haul Mode
118
Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
118
Parking Brake
122
Shifting Into PARK (P)
123
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
124
Parking Over Things That Burn
125
Engine Exhaust
125
Running the Engine While Parked
126
Mirrors
127
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
127
Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors
130
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
131
Outside Convex Mirror
131
Outside Heated Mirrors
131
Object Detection Systems
132
Rear Vision Camera
132
OnStar® System
135
Universal Home Remote System
139
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
139
Storage Areas
146
Glove Box
146
Cupholder(s)
146
Center Console Storage
146
Luggage Carrier
147
Rear Seat Armrest
147
Cargo Tie Downs (SUT)
147
All-Weather Cargo Area (SUT)
148
Sunroof
149
Instrument Panel
151
Instrument Panel Overview
154
Hazard Warning Flashers
156
Other Warning Devices
156
Horn
156
Tilt Wheel
156
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
157
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
158
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
158
Flash-to-Pass
159
Windshield Wipers
159
Windshield Washer
160
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
161
Cruise Control
162
Exterior Lamps
165
Headlamps on Reminder
167
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
167
Automatic Headlamp System
168
Instrument Panel Brightness
168
Dome Lamps
169
Dome Lamp Override
169
Entry/Exit Lighting
169
Reading Lamps
169
Battery Run-Down Protection
169
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
170
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
171
Analog Clock
171
Climate Controls
172
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
172
Outlet Adjustment
179
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System and Electronic Climate Controls
179
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
181
Instrument Panel Cluster
182
Speedometer and Odometer
183
Trip Odometer
183
Tachometer
183
Safety Belt Reminders
183
Airbag Readiness Light
184
Airbag Off Light
185
Charging System Light
187
Voltmeter Gage
187
Brake System Warning Light
188
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
189
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
190
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
190
Tire Pressure Light
191
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
192
Oil Pressure Gage
195
Oil Pressure Light
196
Security Light
196
Cruise Control Light
196
Highbeam On Light
197
Tow/Haul Mode Light
197
Fuel Gage
197
Low Fuel Warning Light
198
Driver Information Center (DIC)
199
DIC Operation and Displays (Using DIC Buttons)
199
DIC Operation and Displays (Using Trip Odometer Reset Stem)
204
DIC Warnings and Messages
206
DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons)
213
Audio System(s)
222
Setting the Clock
223
Radio(s) (MP3)
225
Using an MP3 (Radio with Six-Disc Player)
244
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
248
XM Radio Messages
253
Navigation/Radio System
254
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
255
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
264
Theft-Deterrent Feature
266
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
266
Radio Reception
267
Fixed Mast Antenna
268
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
268
Driving Your Vehicle
269
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
270
Defensive Driving
270
Drunk Driving
270
Control of a Vehicle
271
Braking
271
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
272
Braking in Emergencies
273
Traction Control System (TCS)
273
Locking Rear Axle
274
StabiliTrak® System
275
Steering
277
Off-Road Recovery
279
Passing
280
Loss of Control
280
Off-Road Driving
281
Assist Steps
300
Driving at Night
300
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
301
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
302
Highway Hypnosis
302
Hill and Mountain Roads
303
Winter Driving
304
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
307
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
308
Recovery Loops
308
First Aid Kit and Tool Kit
310
Front Mounted Receiver
311
Power Winch Platform
311
Loading Your Vehicle
312
Towing
319
Towing Your Vehicle
319
Recreational Vehicle Towing
319
Selectable Extended Rear Ride Height
321
Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System
322
Towing a Trailer
323
Trailer Recommendations
335
Service and Appearance Care
337
Service
339
Accessories and Modifications
339
California Proposition 65 Warning
339
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
340
Doing Your Own Service Work
340
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
340
Fuel
341
Gasoline Octane
341
Gasoline Specifications
341
California Fuel
341
Additives
342
Fuels in Foreign Countries
342
Filling the Tank
343
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
345
Checking Things Under the Hood
345
Hood Release
346
Engine Compartment Overview
348
Engine Oil
349
Engine Oil Life System
352
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
354
Automatic Transmission Fluid
357
Engine Coolant
360
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
362
Engine Overheating
363
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
364
Cooling System
365
Engine Fan Noise
369
Power Steering Fluid
370
Windshield Washer Fluid
371
Brakes
372
Battery
375
Jump Starting
376
Rear Axle
381
Four-Wheel Drive
382
Front Axle
383
Bulb Replacement
384
Halogen Bulbs
384
Headlamps
384
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
385
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
386
Roof Marker Lamps
386
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
387
Replacement Bulbs
389
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
390
Tires
391
Tire Sidewall Labeling
392
Tire Terminology and Definitions
394
Inflation - Tire Pressure
397
Tire Pressure Monitor System
398
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
400
Tire Inspection and Rotation
403
When It Is Time for New Tires
405
Buying New Tires
406
Different Size Tires and Wheels
408
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
408
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
410
Wheel Replacement
410
Tire Chains
411
Accessory Inflator
411
If a Tire Goes Flat
414
Changing a Flat Tire
414
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (SUT)
416
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (SUV)
420
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
424
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (SUT)
430
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (SUV)
432
Spare Tire
435
Appearance Care
436
Interior Cleaning
436
Fabric/Carpet
437
Leather
438
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
438
Wood Panels
439
Speaker Covers
439
Care of Safety Belts
439
Weatherstrips
439
Washing Your Vehicle
439
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
440
Finish Care
440
Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
441
Aluminum Wheels
442
Tires
442
Sheet Metal Damage
442
Finish Damage
443
Underbody Maintenance
443
Chemical Paint Spotting
443
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
444
Vehicle Identification
445
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
445
Service Parts Identification Label
445
Electrical System
446
Add-On Electrical Equipment
446
Windshield Wiper Fuses
446
Power Windows and Other Power Options
446
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
446
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
447
Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block
448
Underhood Fuse Block
449
Capacities and Specifications
453
Maintenance Schedule
455
Maintenance Schedule
456
Introduction
456
Maintenance Requirements
456
Your Vehicle and the Environment
456
Using the Maintenance Schedule
456
Scheduled Maintenance
458
Additional Required Services
460
Maintenance Footnotes
461
Owner Checks and Services
462
At Each Fuel Fill
463
At Least Once a Month
463
At Least Once a Year
464
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
466
Maintenance Replacement Parts
468
Engine Drive Belt Routing
469
Maintenance Record
470
Customer Assistance Information
473
Customer Assistance and Information
474
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
474
Online Owner Center
476
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
476
Customer Assistance Offices
477
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
478
Roadside Assistance Program
478
Scheduling Service Appointments
480
Courtesy Transportation
481
Collision Damage Repair
482
Reporting Safety Defects
486
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
486
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
486
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
486
Service Publications Ordering Information
487
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
488
Event Data Recorders
488
OnStar®
489
Navigation System
489
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
489
Index
491

FAQ about the 2008 Hummer H2 Manual

What contains the 2008 H2 manual?

The Hummer H2 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Hummer to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Hummer H2. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Hummer H2 2008 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Hummer H2, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2008 Hummer H2 Owners Manual?

The Hummer H2 owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Hummer H2 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 Hummer H2 (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

Posted by, John Mana author bio image
A passionate guy about car models, makes, and manuals.

Manual Questions

Do you have questions about the 2008 Hummer H2 owners manual?
Fill the form below and someone will help you!