2008 Saturn Sky Owner's Manual

2008 Saturn Sky owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Saturn
Model:
Sky
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.22 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Saturn SKY 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
23
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Safety Belt Extender
26
Child Restraints
26
Older Children
26
Infants and Young Children
30
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
62
Door Locks
62
Power Door Locks
62
Delayed Locking
63
Automatic Door Lock
63
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
63
Lockout Protection
64
Trunk
64
Windows
66
Power Windows
67
Sun Visors
68
Theft-Deterrent Systems
68
Content Theft-Deterrent
68
70
Operation
70
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
72
New Vehicle Break-In
72
Ignition Positions
72
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
74
Starting the Engine (Key Access)
74
Automatic Transmission Operation
76
Manual Transmission Operation
79
Parking Brake
80
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
81
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
82
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
83
Parking Over Things That Burn
83
Engine Exhaust
83
Running the Engine While Parked
84
Mirrors
85
Manual Rearview Mirror
85
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
85
Outside Power Mirrors
85
OnStar® System
86
Storage Areas
89
Glove Box
89
Cupholder(s)
89
Center Console Storage
89
Convertible Top
90
Instrument Panel
95
Instrument Panel Overview
98
Hazard Warning Flashers
100
Other Warning Devices
100
Horn
100
Tilt Wheel
100
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
101
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
102
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
102
Flash-to-Pass
102
Windshield Wipers
103
Windshield Washer
104
Cruise Control
104
Headlamps
107
Headlamps on Reminder
107
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
108
Fog Lamps
108
Instrument Panel Brightness
109
Entry/Exit Lighting
109
Mirror Reading Lamps
109
Battery Run-Down Protection
109
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
110
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
110
Climate Controls
111
Climate Control System
111
Outlet Adjustment
114
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
114
Instrument Panel Cluster
115
Speedometer and Odometer
116
Tachometer
116
Safety Belt Reminders
117
Airbag Readiness Light
118
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
119
Charging System Light
121
Brake System Warning Light
121
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
122
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
123
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
124
Low Coolant Warning Light
124
Tire Pressure Light
125
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
126
Oil Pressure Light
129
Security Light
129
Fog Lamp Light
129
Reduced Engine Power Light
130
Highbeam On Light
130
Trunk Ajar Light
130
Fuel Gage
131
Low Fuel Warning Light
131
Driver Information Center (DIC)
132
DIC Operation and Displays
132
DIC Warnings and Messages
135
DIC Vehicle Personalization
139
Audio System(s)
144
Setting the Time
145
Radio(s)
148
Using an MP3
158
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
174
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
174
Steering
177
Off-Road Recovery
179
Passing
179
Loss of Control
179
Driving at Night
181
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
181
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
182
Highway Hypnosis
182
Hill and Mountain Roads
183
Winter Driving
184
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
188
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
188
Loading Your Vehicle
189
Towing
194
Towing Your Vehicle
194
Recreational Vehicle Towing
194
Towing a Trailer
194
Service and Appearance Care
195
Service
197
Accessories and Modifications
197
California Proposition 65 Warning
198
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
198
Doing Your Own Service Work
198
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
199
Fuel
199
Gasoline Octane
199
Gasoline Specifications
200
California Fuel
200
Additives
200
Fuels in Foreign Countries
201
Filling the Tank
202
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
204
Checking Things Under the Hood
204
Hood Release
205
Engine Compartment Overview
206
Engine Oil
209
Engine Oil Life System
213
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
215
Automatic Transmission Fluid
217
Manual Transmission Fluid
217
Hydraulic Clutch
217
Engine Coolant
218
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
220
Engine Overheating
220
Cooling System
222
Power Steering Fluid
227
Windshield Washer Fluid
228
Brakes
229
Battery
232
Jump Starting
233
Rear Axle
238
Headlamp Aiming
238
Bulb Replacement
238
Halogen Bulbs
239
Headlamps and Parking Lamps
239
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps
240
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
240
Back-Up Lamps
241
License Plate Lamp
242
Replacement Bulbs
242
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
243
Tires
244
Winter Tires
245
Tire Sidewall Labeling
246
Tire Terminology and Definitions
248
Inflation - Tire Pressure
250
Tire Pressure Monitor System
252
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
253
Tire Inspection and Rotation
257
When It Is Time for New Tires
259
Buying New Tires
260
Different Size Tires and Wheels
261
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
262
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
263
Wheel Replacement
264
Tire Chains
266
If a Tire Goes Flat
266
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
268
Appearance Care
278
Interior Cleaning
278
Fabric/Carpet
279
Leather
280
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
280
Care of Safety Belts
281
Weatherstrips
281
Washing Your Vehicle
281
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
282
Finish Care
282
Windshield and Wiper Blades
283
Convertible Top
283
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
284
Tires
285
Sheet Metal Damage
285
Finish Damage
285
Underbody Maintenance
285
Chemical Paint Spotting
285
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
286
Vehicle Identification
287
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
287
Service Parts Identification Label
287
Electrical System
288
Add-On Electrical Equipment
288
Headlamp Wiring
288
Power Windows and Other Power Options
288
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
288
Floor Console Fuse Block
289
Underhood Fuse Block
290
Capacities and Specifications
293
Maintenance Schedule
295
Maintenance Schedule
296
Introduction
296
Maintenance Requirements
296
Your Vehicle and the Environment
296
Using the Maintenance Schedule
296
Scheduled Maintenance
298
Additional Required Services
300
Maintenance Footnotes
301
Owner Checks and Services
302
At Each Fuel Fill
302
At Least Once a Month
303
At Least Once a Year
303
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
306
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
308
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
308
Engine Drive Belt Routing
309
Maintenance Record
310
Customer Assistance Information
313
Customer Assistance and Information
314
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
314
Online Owner Center
316
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
317
Customer Assistance Offices
318
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
318
Roadside Assistance Program
319
Scheduling Service Appointments
321
Courtesy Transportation
321
Collision Damage Repair
323
Reporting Safety Defects
326
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
326
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
326
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
326
Service Publications Ordering Information
327
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
328
Event Data Recorders
328
OnStar®
329
Navigation System
329
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
329
Index
331

FAQ about the 2008 Saturn Sky Manual

What contains the 2008 Sky manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Saturn Sky owners can do

Where to download the 2008 Saturn Sky Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Saturn Sky 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 Sky (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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