2008 Pontiac G6 Owner's Manual

2008 Pontiac G6 owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
G6
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
5.61 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Pontiac G6 BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seat
7
Manual Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
11
Seatback Latches
12
Easy Entry Seat
13
Power Lift Seat
15
Rear Seats
15
60/40 Split Bench Seat (Sedan and Coupe)
15
Safety Belts
17
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
17
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
22
Lap-Shoulder Belt
30
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
36
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
60
Airbag System
63
Where Are the Airbags?
66
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
68
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
69
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
70
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
70
Passenger Sensing System
72
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Restraint System Check
78
Checking the Restraint Systems
78
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
79
Features and Controls
81
Keys
83
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
84
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
84
Remote Vehicle Start
87
Doors and Locks
90
Door Locks
90
Power Door Locks
90
Door Ajar Reminder
91
Delayed Locking
91
Automatic Door Lock
91
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
92
Rear Door Security Locks
92
Lockout Protection
93
Trunk
93
Windows
95
Power Windows
96
Sun Visors
98
Theft-Deterrent Systems
98
Content Theft-Deterrent
98
99
Operation
100
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
101
New Vehicle Break-In
101
Ignition Positions
102
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
103
Starting the Engine
103
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
105
Engine Coolant Heater
105
Automatic Transmission Operation
107
Parking Brake
111
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
112
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
114
Parking Over Things That Burn
115
Engine Exhaust
115
Running the Engine While Parked
116
Mirrors
117
Manual Rearview Mirror
117
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
117
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
117
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
119
Outside Power Mirrors
120
Outside Convex Mirror
121
OnStar® System
121
Storage Areas
124
Glove Box
124
Cupholder(s)
124
Center Console Storage
124
Convenience Net
124
Sunroof
125
Retractable Hardtop
125
Lowering the Retractable Hardtop
126
Raising the Retractable Hardtop
129
Instrument Panel
133
Instrument Panel Overview
136
Hazard Warning Flashers
138
Other Warning Devices
138
Horn
138
Tilt Wheel
138
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
139
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
140
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
140
Flash-to-Pass
140
Windshield Wipers
141
Windshield Washer
142
Cruise Control
142
Headlamps
145
Headlamps on Reminder
146
Headlamps Off in PARK (P)
146
Delayed Headlamps
146
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
146
Automatic Headlamp System
147
Fog Lamps
148
Instrument Panel Brightness
148
Courtesy Lamps
148
Dome Lamp
149
Entry/Exit Lighting
149
Parade Dimming
149
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
149
Trunk Lamp
149
Battery Run-Down Protection
150
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
150
Climate Controls
151
Climate Control System
151
Automatic Climate Control System
155
Outlet Adjustment
158
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
159
Instrument Panel Cluster
160
Speedometer and Odometer
161
Trip Odometer
161
Tachometer
161
Safety Belt Reminders
162
Airbag Readiness Light
162
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
163
Charging System Light
165
Brake System Warning Light
166
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
167
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
167
Traction Control System (TCS) Active Light
168
StabiliTrak® Not Ready Light
168
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
168
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
169
Tire Pressure Light
169
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
170
Oil Pressure Light
173
Security Light
173
Cruise Control Light
174
Highbeam On Light
174
Fuel Gage
174
Low Fuel Warning Light
174
Driver Information Center (DIC)
175
DIC Operation and Displays
175
DIC Warnings and Messages
178
DIC Vehicle Personalization
182
Audio System(s)
184
Setting the Clock
185
Radio(s)
186
XM Radio Messages
198
Theft-Deterrent Feature
199
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
199
Radio Reception
200
Fixed Mast Antenna
200
Backglass Antenna
201
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
201
Driving Your Vehicle
203
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
204
Defensive Driving
204
Drunk Driving
204
Control of a Vehicle
205
Braking
205
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
206
Braking in Emergencies
207
Traction Control System (TCS)
207
StabiliTrak® System
208
Steering
209
Off-Road Recovery
212
Passing
212
Loss of Control
212
Driving at Night
214
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
221
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
222
Loading Your Vehicle
222
Towing
227
Towing Your Vehicle
227
Recreational Vehicle Towing
228
Towing a Trailer
230
Service and Appearance Care
237
Service
240
Accessories and Modifications
240
California Proposition 65 Warning
241
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
241
Doing Your Own Service Work
241
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
242
Fuel
242
Gasoline Octane
242
Gasoline Specifications
243
California Fuel
243
Additives
244
Fuels in Foreign Countries
244
Filling the Tank
245
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
247
Checking Things Under the Hood
248
Hood Release
248
Engine Compartment Overview
250
Engine Oil
257
Engine Oil Life System
260
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
262
Automatic Transmission Fluid (3.9L Engine)
263
Automatic Transmission Fluid (2.4L L4, 3.5L and 3.6L V6 Engines)
266
Engine Coolant
266
Pressure Cap
269
Engine Overheating
269
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
271
Cooling System
272
Power Steering Fluid
276
Windshield Washer Fluid
277
Brakes
278
Battery
281
Jump Starting
282
Bulb Replacement
287
Halogen Bulbs
288
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
288
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Sedan)
290
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Retractable Hardtop and Coupe)
290
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Sedan)
291
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Coupe)
292
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Retractable Hardtop)
293
License Plate Lamp
294
Replacement Bulbs
294
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
295
Tires
296
Winter Tires
297
Tire Sidewall Labeling
298
Tire Terminology and Definitions
301
Inflation - Tire Pressure
304
High-Speed Operation
306
Tire Pressure Monitor System
306
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
308
Tire Inspection and Rotation
313
When It Is Time for New Tires
314
Buying New Tires
315
Different Size Tires and Wheels
317
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
318
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
319
Wheel Replacement
319
Tire Chains
321
If a Tire Goes Flat
322
Changing a Flat Tire
322
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
324
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
326
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
332
Compact Spare Tire
335
Appearance Care
336
Interior Cleaning
336
Fabric/Carpet
337
Leather
338
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
339
Care of Safety Belts
339
Weatherstrips
339
Washing Your Vehicle
340
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
340
Finish Care
340
Windshield and Wiper Blades
341
Aluminum Wheels
342
Tires
342
Sheet Metal Damage
342
Finish Damage
343
Underbody Maintenance
343
Chemical Paint Spotting
343
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
344
Vehicle Identification
345
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
345
Service Parts Identification Label
345
Electrical System
345
Add-On Electrical Equipment
345
Windshield Wiper Fuses
346
Power Windows and Other Power Options
346
Fuses
346
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
346
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
348
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
352
Capacities and Specifications
355
Maintenance Schedule
357
Maintenance Schedule
358
Introduction
358
Maintenance Requirements
358
Your Vehicle and the Environment
358
Using the Maintenance Schedule
359
Scheduled Maintenance
360
Additional Required Services
362
Maintenance Footnotes
363
Owner Checks and Services
365
At Each Fuel Fill
365
At Least Once a Month
366
At Least Once a Year
366
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
369
Maintenance Replacement Parts
370
Engine Drive Belt Routing
371
Maintenance Record
373
Customer Assistance Information
377
Customer Assistance and Information
378
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
378
Online Owner Center
380
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
381
Customer Assistance Offices
381
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
382
Roadside Assistance Program
382
Scheduling Service Appointments
385
Courtesy Transportation
385
Collision Damage Repair
387
Reporting Safety Defects
390
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
390
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
390
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
391
Service Publications Ordering Information
391
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
392
Event Data Recorders
392
OnStar®
393
Navigation System
393
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
393
Index
395

FAQ about the 2008 Pontiac G6 Manual

What contains the 2008 G6 manual?

The Pontiac G6 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac G6. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac G6 2008 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac G6 owners can do

Where to download the 2008 Pontiac G6 Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac G6 year 2008 free?

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The Pontiac G6 (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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