2008 Pontiac Solstice Owner's Manual

2008 Pontiac Solstice owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Solstice
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
5.23 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Pontiac Solstice BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
6
Reclining Seatbacks
7
Seatback Latches
9
Safety Belts
10
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
10
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
15
Lap-Shoulder Belt
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
24
Safety Belt Extender
25
Child Restraints
26
Older Children
26
Infants and Young Children
29
Child Restraint Systems
33
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
35
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
36
Airbag System
40
Where Are the Airbags?
42
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
44
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
45
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
45
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
46
Passenger Sensing System
47
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
52
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
52
Restraint System Check
54
Checking the Restraint Systems
54
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
55
Features and Controls
57
Keys
58
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
59
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
60
Doors and Locks
63
Manual Door Locks
63
Power Door Locks
64
Delayed Locking
64
Automatic Door Lock
64
Automatic Door Unlock
64
Trunk
65
Windows
66
Manual Windows
67
Power Windows
68
Sun Visors
69
Theft-Deterrent Systems
69
Content Theft-Deterrent
69
71
Operation
71
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
73
New Vehicle Break-In
73
Ignition Positions
73
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
76
Starting the Engine (Key Access)
76
Automatic Transmission Operation
78
Manual Transmission Operation
80
Parking Brake
81
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
82
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
84
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
84
Parking Over Things That Burn
85
Engine Exhaust
85
Running the Engine While Parked
86
Mirrors
87
Manual Rearview Mirror
87
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
87
Outside Manual Mirror
87
Outside Power Mirrors
87
OnStar® System
88
Storage Areas
91
Glove Box
91
Cupholder(s)
91
Center Console Storage
92
Convertible Top
92
Instrument Panel
97
Instrument Panel Overview
100
Hazard Warning Flashers
102
Other Warning Devices
102
Horn
102
Tilt Wheel
102
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
103
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
104
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
104
Flash-to-Pass
104
Windshield Wipers
105
Windshield Washer
106
Cruise Control
106
Headlamps
109
Headlamps on Reminder
109
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
110
Fog Lamps
110
Instrument Panel Brightness
111
Entry/Exit Lighting
111
Mirror Reading Lamps
111
Battery Run-Down Protection
111
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
112
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
112
Climate Controls
113
Climate Control System
113
Outlet Adjustment
116
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
116
Instrument Panel Cluster
117
Speedometer and Odometer
118
Tachometer
118
Safety Belt Reminders
119
Airbag Readiness Light
120
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
121
Charging System Light
123
Brake System Warning Light
123
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
124
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
125
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
126
Low Coolant Warning Light
126
Tire Pressure Light
127
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
128
Oil Pressure Light
130
Security Light
131
Reduced Engine Power Light (2.4L Engine Only)
131
Highbeam On Light
131
Trunk Ajar Light
132
Service Vehicle Soon Light
132
Fuel Gage
132
Low Fuel Warning Light
133
Driver Information Center (DIC)
133
DIC Operation and Displays
134
DIC Warnings and Messages
136
DIC Vehicle Personalization
140
Audio System(s)
145
Setting the Time
146
Radio(s)
149
Using an MP3
159
XM Radio Messages
163
Theft-Deterrent Feature
164
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
165
Radio Reception
165
Fixed Mast Antenna
166
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
166
Driving Your Vehicle
167
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
168
Defensive Driving
168
Drunk Driving
168
Control of a Vehicle
169
Braking
169
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
170
Braking in Emergencies
171
Traction Control System (TCS)
172
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
175
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
175
Steering
178
Off-Road Recovery
180
Passing
180
Loss of Control
180
Driving at Night
182
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
182
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
183
Highway Hypnosis
184
Hill and Mountain Roads
184
Winter Driving
185
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
189
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
190
Loading Your Vehicle
190
Towing
195
Towing Your Vehicle
195
Recreational Vehicle Towing
195
Towing a Trailer
195
Service and Appearance Care
197
Service
199
Accessories and Modifications
199
California Proposition 65 Warning
200
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
200
Doing Your Own Service Work
200
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
201
Fuel
201
Gasoline Octane
201
Gasoline Specifications
201
California Fuel
202
Additives
202
Fuels in Foreign Countries
203
Filling the Tank
204
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
206
Checking Things Under the Hood
206
Hood Release
207
Engine Compartment Overview
208
Engine Oil
211
Engine Oil Life System
215
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
217
Automatic Transmission Fluid
219
Manual Transmission Fluid
219
Hydraulic Clutch
219
Engine Coolant
220
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
223
Engine Overheating
223
Cooling System
225
Power Steering Fluid
231
Windshield Washer Fluid
232
Brakes
233
Battery
236
Jump Starting
237
Rear Axle
241
Headlamp Aiming
242
Bulb Replacement
242
Halogen Bulbs
242
Headlamps
243
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps
243
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
244
Back-Up Lamps
244
License Plate Lamp
245
Replacement Bulbs
245
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
246
Tires
247
Winter Tires
248
Tire Sidewall Labeling
249
Tire Terminology and Definitions
251
Inflation - Tire Pressure
254
Tire Pressure Monitor System
255
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
257
Tire Inspection and Rotation
261
When It Is Time for New Tires
263
Buying New Tires
264
Different Size Tires and Wheels
265
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
266
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
267
Wheel Replacement
268
Tire Chains
270
If a Tire Goes Flat
271
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
272
Appearance Care
281
Interior Cleaning
281
Fabric/Carpet
282
Leather
283
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
283
Care of Safety Belts
284
Weatherstrips
284
Washing Your Vehicle
284
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
285
Finish Care
285
Windshield and Wiper Blades
286
Convertible Top
286
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
287
Tires
287
Sheet Metal Damage
288
Finish Damage
288
Underbody Maintenance
288
Chemical Paint Spotting
288
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
289
Vehicle Identification
290
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
290
Service Parts Identification Label
290
Electrical System
291
Add-On Electrical Equipment
291
Headlamp Wiring
291
Power Windows and Other Power Options
291
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
291
Floor Console Fuse Block
292
Underhood Fuse Block
293
Capacities and Specifications
297
Maintenance Schedule
299
Maintenance Schedule
300
Introduction
300
Maintenance Requirements
300
Your Vehicle and the Environment
300
Using the Maintenance Schedule
300
Scheduled Maintenance
302
Additional Required Services
304
Maintenance Footnotes
305
Owner Checks and Services
306
At Each Fuel Fill
306
At Least Once a Month
307
At Least Once a Year
307
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
310
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
312
Engine Drive Belt Routing
313
Maintenance Record
314
Customer Assistance Information
317
Customer Assistance and Information
318
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
318
Online Owner Center
320
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
321
Customer Assistance Offices
321
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
322
Roadside Assistance Program
323
Scheduling Service Appointments
325
Courtesy Transportation
326
Collision Damage Repair
327
Reporting Safety Defects
331
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
331
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
332
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
332
Service Publications Ordering Information
332
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
333
Event Data Recorders
334
OnStar®
335
Navigation System
335
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
335
Index
337

FAQ about the 2008 Pontiac Solstice Manual

What contains the 2008 Solstice manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Solstice, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2008 Pontiac Solstice Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Pontiac Solstice year 2008 free?

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The Pontiac Solstice (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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