2008 Saturn Astra Owner's Manual

2008 Saturn Astra owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Saturn
Model:
Astra
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
1.68 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Saturn Astra BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraints
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
6
Lumbar Seat Adjustment
7
Reclining Seatbacks
7
Head Restraints
9
Heated Seats
10
Rear Seats
11
Rear Seat Operation
11
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts
12
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
16
Lap-Shoulder Belt
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Safety Belt Extender
26
Safety Belt Check
26
Care of Safety Belts
26
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
27
Airbag System
27
Airbag System
27
Where Are the Airbags?
29
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
31
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
32
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
32
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
33
Passenger Sensing System
34
Servicing Your Airbag?Equipped Vehicle
38
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag?Equipped Vehicle
39
Airbag System Check
40
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
40
Child Restraints
41
Older Children
41
Infants and Young Children
42
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
47
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
49
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
54
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
54
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat)
57
Keys, Doors and Windows
61
Keys
62
Keys
62
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
63
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
64
Doors and Locks
65
Door Locks
65
Power Door Locks
65
Rear Door Security Locks
66
Liftgate
66
Theft-Deterrent Systems
67
Theft-Deterrent Systems
67
Immobilizer
67
Immobilizer Operation
68
Content Theft-Deterrent
69
Windows
70
Windows
70
Power Windows
70
Sun Visors
71
Mirrors
72
Manual Rearview Mirror
72
Outside Mirror(s)
72
Outside Power Mirror(s)
72
Sunroof
73
Sunroof
73
Storage
75
Storage
75
Glove Box
75
Cupholders
75
Cargo Cover
75
Cargo Tie Downs
75
Instruments and Controls
77
Instrument Panel Overview
78
Instrument Panel Overview
78
Hazard Warning Flashers
80
Horn
80
Tilt Wheel
80
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
80
Cruise Control
81
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
84
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
84
Flash-to-Pass
84
Windshield Wipers
85
Windshield Washer
86
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
86
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
86
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
87
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
87
Instrument Panel Cluster
88
Speedometer and Odometer
89
Trip Odometer(s)
89
Tachometer
89
Safety Belt Reminders
90
Airbag Readiness Light
90
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
91
Charging System Light
93
Brake System Warning Light
93
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
94
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
95
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
95
Tire Pressure Light
95
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
96
Oil Pressure Light
98
Low Oil Level Light
99
Winter Driving Mode Light
99
Fog Lamp Light
99
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
100
Cruise Control Light
100
Highbeam On Light
100
Door Ajar Light
100
Service Vehicle Soon Light
100
Fuel Gage
101
Low Fuel Warning Light
101
Driver Information Center (DIC)
102
Driver Information Center (DIC)
102
DIC Operation and Displays (Base Level DIC and Audio)
103
DIC Operation and Displays (Uplevel DIC and Audio)
107
DIC Warnings and Messages (Base and Uplevel Systems)
113
OnStar® System
114
OnStar® System
114
Lighting
119
Lighting
119
Exterior Lamps Controls
119
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
120
Delayed Headlamps
120
Fog Lamps
120
Instrument Panel Brightness
121
Dome Lamp(s)
121
Entry Lighting
121
Reading Lamps
121
Rear Compartment Lamp
122
Battery Run-Down Protection
122
Infotainment
123
Audio System(s)
123
Audio System(s)
123
Radio(s)
124
Theft-Deterrent Feature
146
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
146
Radio Reception
147
Fixed Mast Antenna
147
Climate Control System
149
Outlet Adjustment
152
Driving and Operating
153
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
154
New Vehicle Break?In
154
Ignition Positions
154
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
155
Starting the Engine
155
Engine Heater
156
Automatic Transmission Operation
157
Manual Transmission Operation
161
Parking Brake
162
Shifting Into Park
163
Shifting Out of Park
165
Parking the Vehicle
165
Parking Over Things That Burn
165
Engine Exhaust
166
Running the Vehicle While Parked
166
Driving Your Vehicle
168
Defensive Driving
168
Drunk Driving
168
Control of a Vehicle
169
Braking
169
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
170
StabiliTrak® System
171
Steering
172
Off?Road Recovery
174
Passing
175
Loss of Control
175
Driving at Night
176
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
177
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
178
Highway Hypnosis
178
Hill and Mountain Roads
178
Winter Driving
179
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
181
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
182
Loading the Vehicle
182
Fuel
187
Fuel
187
Gasoline Octane
187
Gasoline Specifications
187
California Fuel
187
Additives
188
Fuels in Foreign Countries
188
Filling the Tank
189
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
190
Vehicle Service and Care
191
Service
192
Service
192
Accessories and Modifications
193
California Proposition 65 Warning
193
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
193
Doing Your Own Service Work
194
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
194
Owner Checks
195
Owner Checks
195
Hood Release
195
Engine Compartment Overview
196
Engine Oil
197
Engine Oil Life System
199
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
201
Automatic Transmission Fluid
202
Manual Transmission Fluid
202
Hydraulic Clutch
202
Engine Coolant
202
Pressure Cap
205
Engine Overheating
205
Cooling System
206
Power Steering Fluid
210
Windshield Washer Fluid
210
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
211
Brakes
212
Battery
215
Headlamp Aiming
216
Headlamp Aiming
216
Bulb Replacement
218
Bulb Replacement
218
Halogen Bulbs
218
Front Turn Signal Lamps
218
Taillamps (Five-Door Hatchback)
219
Taillamps (Three-Door Hatchback)
220
License Plate Lamp
222
Replacement Bulbs
223
Electrical System
223
Add-On Electrical Equipment
223
Headlamp Wiring
223
Windshield Wiper Fuses
224
Power Windows and Other Power Options
224
Fuses
224
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
224
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
226
Tires
228
Tires
228
Winter Tires
229
Tire Sidewall Labeling
230
Tire Terminology and Definitions
233
Inflation - Tire Pressure
236
High-Speed Operation
237
Tire Pressure Monitor System
238
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
240
Tire Inspection and Rotation
241
When It Is Time for New Tires
243
Buying New Tires
244
Different Size Tires and Wheels
245
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
246
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
248
Wheel Replacement
248
Tire Chains
249
Tire Changing
250
If a Tire Goes Flat
250
Changing a Flat Tire
250
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
251
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
252
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
256
Compact Spare Tire
257
Jump Starting
258
Jump Starting
258
Towing
262
Towing Your Vehicle
262
Recreational Vehicle Towing
262
Towing a Trailer
262
Appearance Care
262
Interior Cleaning
262
Exterior Cleaning
265
Sheet Metal Damage
268
Finish Damage
269
Underbody Maintenance
269
Chemical Paint Spotting
269
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
270
Technical Data
273
Vehicle Identification
273
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
273
Service Parts Identification Label
273
Capacities and Specifications
274
Capacities and Specifications
274
Customer Information
277
Customer Information
277
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
277
Online Owner Center
280
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
280
Customer Assistance Offices
281
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
281
Roadside Assistance Program
281
Scheduling Service Appointments
284
Courtesy Transportation
284
Collision Damage Repair
286
Reporting Safety Defects
289
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
289
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
290
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
290
Service Publications Ordering Information
290
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
291
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
291
Event Data Recorders
292
OnStar®
293
Navigation System
293
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
293
Index
295

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