2008 Saturn Aura Owner's Manual

2008 Saturn Aura owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Saturn
Model:
Aura
Rating:
(9)

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Size:
2.29 MB

Table of Contents

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1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seats
7
Manual Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
11
Power Lift Seat
12
Rear Seats
13
Split Folding Rear Seat
13
Safety Belts
15
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
15
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
20
Lap-Shoulder Belt
29
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
34
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
43
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
46
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Restraint System Check
76
Checking the Restraint Systems
76
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
77
Features and Controls
79
Keys
80
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
81
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
82
Remote Vehicle Start
84
Doors and Locks
87
Door Locks
87
Power Door Locks
87
Door Ajar Reminder
87
Delayed Locking
88
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
88
Rear Door Security Locks
89
Lockout Protection
90
Trunk
90
Windows
92
Power Windows
93
Sun Visors
94
Theft-Deterrent Systems
95
Content Theft-Deterrent
95
Electronic Immobilizer
96
Electronic Immobilizer 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
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
102
Engine Coolant Heater
102
Automatic Transmission Operation
104
Parking Brake
109
Shifting Into Park
110
Shifting Out of Park
111
Parking Over Things That Burn
112
Engine Exhaust
112
Running the Vehicle While Parked
113
Mirrors
114
Manual Rearview Mirror
114
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
114
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
114
Outside Power Mirrors
116
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
116
OnStar® System
117
Universal Home Remote System
120
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
120
Storage Areas
126
Glove Box
126
Cupholders
126
Center Console Storage
127
Convenience Net
127
Sunroof
127
Instrument Panel
129
Instrument Panel Overview
132
Hazard Warning Flashers
134
Other Warning Devices
134
Horn
134
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
134
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
135
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
136
Flash-to-Pass
136
Windshield Wipers
136
Windshield Washer
137
Cruise Control
138
Headlamps
141
Headlamps on Reminder
142
Headlamps Off in Park
142
Delayed Headlamps
142
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
142
Automatic Headlamp System
143
Fog Lamps
144
Instrument Panel Brightness
144
Dome Lamp
145
Entry/Exit Lighting
145
Parade Dimming
145
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
145
Trunk Lamp
145
Battery Run-Down Protection
146
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
146
Climate Controls
147
Climate Control System
147
Automatic Climate Control System
151
Outlet Adjustment
156
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
157
Instrument Panel Cluster
158
Speedometer and Odometer
159
Trip Odometer
159
Tachometer
159
Safety Belt Reminders
159
Airbag Readiness Light
160
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
161
Charging System Light
163
Brake System Warning Light
164
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
165
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/ Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
165
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
166
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
167
Tire Pressure Light
167
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
168
Oil Pressure Light
170
Security Light
171
Cruise Control Light
171
Highbeam On Light
171
Fuel Gage
172
Driver Information Center (DIC)
173
DIC Operation and Displays
173
DIC Warnings and Messages
175
DIC Vehicle Personalization
180
Audio System(s)
185
Setting the Clock
186
Radio(s) (MP3)
187
Using an MP3
197
XM Radio Messages
202
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
203
Theft-Deterrent Feature
206
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
206
Radio Reception
207
Backglass Antenna
208
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
208
Chime Level Adjustment
208
Driving Your Vehicle
209
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
210
Defensive Driving
210
Drunk Driving
210
Control of a Vehicle
211
Braking
212
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
213
Braking in Emergencies
214
Traction Control System (TCS)
214
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
217
Steering
219
Off-Road Recovery
222
Passing
222
Loss of Control
222
Driving at Night
224
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
224
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
226
Highway Hypnosis
226
Hill and Mountain Roads
226
Winter Driving
227
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
231
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
232
Loading the Vehicle
232
Towing
238
Towing Your Vehicle
238
Recreational Vehicle Towing
238
Towing a Trailer
241
Service and Appearance Care
249
Service
251
Accessories and Modifications
251
California Proposition 65 Warning
252
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
252
Doing Your Own Service Work
252
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
253
Fuel
253
Gasoline Octane
254
Gasoline Specifications
254
California Fuel
254
Additives
255
Fuels in Foreign Countries
255
Filling the Tank
256
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
259
Checking Things Under the Hood
260
Hood Release
260
Engine Compartment Overview
262
Engine Oil
268
Engine Oil Life System
271
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
273
Automatic Transmission Fluid
275
Engine Coolant
275
Pressure Cap
278
Engine Overheating
278
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
280
Cooling System
281
Power Steering Fluid
285
Windshield Washer Fluid
286
Brakes
287
Battery
290
Jump Starting
291
Headlamp Aiming
295
Bulb Replacement
295
Halogen Bulbs
295
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
296
License Plate Lamp
297
Replacement Bulbs
298
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
298
Tires
299
Tire Sidewall Labeling
300
Tire Terminology and Definitions
303
Inflation - Tire Pressure
306
Tire Pressure Monitor System
307
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
309
Tire Inspection and Rotation
312
When It Is Time for New Tires
314
Buying New Tires
315
Different Size Tires and Wheels
317
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
317
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
319
Wheel Replacement
319
Tire Chains
321
If a Tire Goes Flat
321
Changing a Flat Tire
322
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
323
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
325
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
331
Compact Spare Tire
332
Appearance Care
333
Interior Cleaning
333
Fabric/Carpet
334
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
335
Care of Safety Belts
336
Weatherstrips
336
Washing Your Vehicle
336
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
337
Finish Care
337
Windshield and Wiper Blades
338
Aluminum Wheels
338
Tires
339
Sheet Metal Damage
339
Finish Damage
339
Underbody Maintenance
340
Chemical Paint Spotting
340
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
340
Vehicle Identification
341
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
341
Service Parts Identification Label
342
Electrical System
342
Add-On Electrical Equipment
342
Windshield Wiper Fuses
342
Power Windows and Other Power Options
343
Fuses
343
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
343
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
346
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
349
Capacities and Specifications
352
Maintenance Schedule
355
Maintenance Schedule
356
Introduction
356
Maintenance Requirements
356
Your Vehicle and the Environment
356
Using the Maintenance Schedule
356
Scheduled Maintenance
358
Additional Required Services
360
Maintenance Footnotes
361
Owner Checks and Services
363
At Each Fuel Fill
363
At Least Once a Month
363
At Least Once a Year
364
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
366
Maintenance Replacement Parts
367
Engine Drive Belt Routing
368
Maintenance Record
370
Customer Assistance Information
373
Customer Assistance and Information
374
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
374
Online Owner Center
377
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
378
Customer Assistance Offices
378
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
378
Roadside Assistance Program
379
Scheduling Service Appointments
381
Courtesy Transportation
382
Collision Damage Repair
384
Reporting Safety Defects
387
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
387
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
388
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
388
Service Publications Ordering Information
388
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
389
Event Data Recorders
390
OnStar®
391
Navigation System
391
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
391
Index
393

FAQ about the 2008 Saturn Aura Manual

What contains the 2008 Aura manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Best practice for driving your Saturn Aura
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Saturn Aura owners can do

Where to download the 2008 Saturn Aura Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Saturn Aura 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 Saturn Aura (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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