2009 Buick Lacrosse Owner's Manual

2009 Buick Lacrosse owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lacrosse
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.38 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Buick LaCrosse BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Power Seats
6
Power Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
7
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
10
Center Seat
11
Rear Seats
11
Split Folding Rear Seat
11
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
12
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
17
Lap-Shoulder Belt
26
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
31
Lap Belt
32
Safety Belt Extender
33
Child Restraints
33
Older Children
33
Infants and Young Children
37
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
45
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
51
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
54
Airbag System
57
Where Are the Airbags?
60
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
62
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
63
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
63
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
64
Passenger Sensing System
65
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
70
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
71
Restraint System Check
72
Checking the Restraint Systems
72
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
73
Features and Controls
75
Keys
76
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
77
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
78
Remote Vehicle Start
81
Doors and Locks
83
Door Locks
83
Power Door Locks
83
Delayed Locking
84
Automatic Door Lock
84
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
84
Rear Door Security Locks
85
Lockout Protection
85
Trunk
86
Windows
88
Power Windows
89
Sun Visors
90
Theft-Deterrent Systems
90
Content Theft-Deterrent
91
PASS-Key® III Electronic Immobilizer
92
PASS-Key® III Electronic Immobilizer Operation
93
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
95
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
95
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
96
Starting the Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater
98
Active Fuel Management™
99
Automatic Transmission Operation
100
Parking Brake
103
Shifting Into Park
103
Shifting Out of Park
106
Parking Over Things That Burn
107
Engine Exhaust
107
Running the Vehicle While Parked
108
Mirrors
109
Manual Rearview Mirror
109
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
109
Outside Power Mirrors
110
Outside Convex Mirror
110
Outside Heated Mirrors
110
Object Detection Systems
111
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
111
OnStar® System
113
Universal Home Remote System
117
Universal Home Remote System Operation
117
Storage Areas
121
Glove Box
121
Cupholders
121
Center Console Storage
121
Convenience Net
122
Sunroof
122
Instrument Panel
123
Instrument Panel Overview
126
Hazard Warning Flashers
128
Horn
128
Tilt Wheel
128
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
129
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
130
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
130
Flash-to-Pass
130
Windshield Wipers
131
Windshield Washer
131
Cruise Control
132
Exterior Lamps
135
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System
136
Fog Lamps
137
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
137
Interior Lamps
138
Instrument Panel Brightness
138
Courtesy Lamps
138
Entry Lighting
138
Delayed Entry Lighting
139
Theater Dimming
139
Delayed Exit Lighting
139
Perimeter Lighting
140
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
140
Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps
140
Electric Power Management
140
Battery Run-Down Protection
141
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
142
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
143
Climate Controls
143
Climate Control System
143
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
147
Outlet Adjustment
150
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
151
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
152
Instrument Panel Cluster
153
Speedometer and Odometer
154
Tachometer
154
Safety Belt Reminders
154
Airbag Readiness Light
155
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
156
Charging System Light
157
Brake System Warning Light
157
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
158
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
159
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
159
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
160
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
160
Low Coolant Warning Light
161
Tire Pressure Light
161
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
162
Oil Pressure Light
164
Change Engine Oil Light
165
Security Light
165
Cruise Control Light
165
Reduced Engine Power Light
166
Highbeam On Light
166
Headlamps Suggested Light
166
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
167
Door Ajar Light
167
Trunk Ajar Light
167
Service Vehicle Soon Light
167
Fuel Gage
168
Low Fuel Warning Light
169
Check Gas Cap Light
169
Driver Information Center (DIC)
169
DIC Operation and Displays
170
DIC Compass (Uplevel Only)
176
DIC Warnings and Messages
178
DIC Vehicle Personalization
196
Audio System(s)
204
Setting the Clock
204
Radio(s)
205
Using an MP3
217
XM Radio Messages
220
Bluetooth®
221
Theft-Deterrent Feature
232
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
232
Radio Reception
234
Backglass Antenna
235
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
235
Chime Level Adjustment
235
Driving Your Vehicle
237
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
238
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
238
Defensive Driving
238
Drunk Driving
239
Control of a Vehicle
239
Braking
240
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
241
Braking in Emergencies
241
StabiliTrak® System
242
Traction Control System (TCS)
243
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
244
Steering
246
Off-Road Recovery
247
Passing
248
Loss of Control
248
Driving at Night
249
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
250
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
251
Highway Hypnosis
251
Hill and Mountain Roads
252
Winter Driving
253
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
255
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
256
Loading the Vehicle
256
Towing
262
Towing Your Vehicle
262
Recreational Vehicle Towing
262
Towing a Trailer
264
Service and Appearance Care
271
Service
273
Accessories and Modifications
273
California Proposition 65 Warning
274
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
274
Doing Your Own Service Work
274
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
275
Fuel
275
Gasoline Octane
276
Gasoline Specifications
276
California Fuel
276
Additives
277
Fuels in Foreign Countries
277
Filling the Tank
278
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
280
Checking Things Under the Hood
280
Hood Release
281
Engine Compartment Overview
282
Engine Oil
285
Engine Oil Life System
288
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
290
Automatic Transmission Fluid
292
Cooling System
294
Engine Coolant
295
Radiator Pressure Cap
301
Pressure Cap
301
Engine Overheating
301
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
304
Power Steering Fluid
304
Windshield Washer Fluid
305
Brakes
307
Battery
310
Jump Starting
311
Headlamp Aiming
316
Bulb Replacement
319
Halogen Bulbs
319
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
320
License Plate Lamp
322
Replacement Bulbs
322
Windshield Replacement
323
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
323
Tires
324
Tire Sidewall Labeling
325
Tire Terminology and Definitions
328
Inflation - Tire Pressure
331
Tire Pressure Monitor System
332
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
334
Tire Inspection and Rotation
337
When It Is Time for New Tires
338
Buying New Tires
339
Different Size Tires and Wheels
341
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
342
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
344
Wheel Replacement
344
Tire Chains
345
If a Tire Goes Flat
346
Changing a Flat Tire
346
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
348
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
349
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (Base Model)
354
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (Super Only)
357
Compact Spare Tire
359
Appearance Care
360
Interior Cleaning
360
Fabric/Carpet
361
Leather
362
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
362
Care of Safety Belts
363
Weatherstrips
363
Washing Your Vehicle
363
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
364
Finish Care
364
Windshield and Wiper Blades
365
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
366
Tires
367
Sheet Metal Damage
367
Finish Damage
367
Underbody Maintenance
367
Chemical Paint Spotting
367
Vehicle Identification
368
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
368
Service Parts Identification Label
368
Electrical System
369
Add-On Electrical Equipment
369
Headlamp Wiring
369
Windshield Wiper Fuses
369
Power Windows and Other Power Options
369
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
369
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
370
Underhood Fuse Block
371
Capacities and Specifications
376
Capacities and Specifications
376
Maintenance Schedule
379
Maintenance Schedule
380
Introduction
380
Maintenance Requirements
380
Your Vehicle and the Environment
380
Using the Maintenance Schedule
381
Scheduled Maintenance
382
Additional Required Services
384
Maintenance Footnotes
385
Owner Checks and Services
386
At Each Fuel Fill
386
At Least Once a Month
387
At Least Once a Year
387
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
389
Maintenance Replacement Parts
391
Engine Drive Belt Routing
392
Maintenance Record
393
Customer Assistance Information
397
Customer Assistance and Information
398
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
398
Online Owner Center
401
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
402
Customer Assistance Offices
402
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
403
Roadside Assistance Program
403
Scheduling Service Appointments
406
Courtesy Transportation
406
Collision Damage Repair
408
Reporting Safety Defects
411
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
411
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
411
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
411
Service Publications Ordering Information
412
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
413
Event Data Recorders
413
OnStar®
414
Navigation System
414
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
414
Index
415

FAQ about the 2009 Buick Lacrosse Manual

What contains the 2009 Lacrosse manual?

The Buick Lacrosse owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Buick to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Buick Lacrosse. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Buick Lacrosse 2009 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Buick Lacrosse

Where to download the 2009 Buick Lacrosse Owners Manual?

The Buick Lacrosse owner manual for the 2009 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Buick Lacrosse year 2009 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2009 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Buick Lacrosse (2009) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2009 is available in English.

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