2009 Buick Lucerne Owner's Manual

2009 Buick Lucerne owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Buick
Model:
Lucerne
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.38 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Buick Lucerne BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Head Restraints
6
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seats
9
Power Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
11
Heated and Cooled Seats
12
Memory Seat and Mirrors
13
Reclining Seatbacks
14
Center Seat
17
Rear Seats
17
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
17
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Lap-Shoulder Belt
32
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
37
Lap Belt
38
Safety Belt Extender
39
Child Restraints
39
Older Children
39
Infants and Young Children
43
Child Restraint Systems
47
Where to Put the Restraint
50
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
52
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
59
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
62
Airbag System
66
Where Are the Airbags?
68
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
71
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
73
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
73
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
74
Passenger Sensing System
75
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
80
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Restraint System Check
82
Checking the Restraint Systems
82
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
83
Features and Controls
85
Keys
87
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
88
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
89
Remote Vehicle Start
92
Doors and Locks
94
Door Locks
94
Power Door Locks
95
Delayed Locking
95
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
95
Rear Door Security Locks
96
Lockout Protection
96
Trunk
97
Windows
99
Power Windows
100
Sun Visors
101
Theft-Deterrent Systems
101
Content Theft-Deterrent
101
Electronic Immobilizer
102
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
103
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
104
New Vehicle Break-In
104
Ignition Positions
105
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
106
Starting the Engine
106
Engine Coolant Heater
107
Automatic Transmission Operation
108
Parking Brake
111
Shifting Into Park
112
Shifting Out of Park
115
Parking Over Things That Burn
116
Engine Exhaust
116
Running the Vehicle While Parked
117
Mirrors
118
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
118
Compass
118
Outside Power Mirrors
120
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
120
Park Tilt Mirrors
121
Outside Convex Mirror
121
Outside Heated Mirrors
121
Object Detection Systems
122
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
122
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
124
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
128
OnStar® System
130
Universal Home Remote System
133
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
134
Storage Areas
140
Glove Box
140
Cupholders
140
Front Storage Area
140
Center Console Storage
140
Center Flex Storage Unit
140
Rear Seat Armrest
140
Convenience Net
140
Instrument Panel
141
Instrument Panel Overview
144
Hazard Warning Flashers
146
Horn
146
Tilt Wheel
146
Power Tilt Wheel and Telescopic Steering Column
147
Heated Steering Wheel
147
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
148
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
148
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
149
Flash-to-Pass
149
Windshield Wipers
150
Rainsense™ II Wipers
150
Windshield Washer
151
Cruise Control
152
Exterior Lamps
155
Wiper Activated Headlamps
156
Headlamps on Reminder
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
156
Fog Lamps
157
Cornering Lamps
157
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
157
Instrument Panel Brightness
157
Courtesy Lamps
158
Entry Lighting
158
Delayed Entry Lighting
158
Theater Dimming
158
Delayed Exit Lighting
158
Perimeter Lighting
158
Front Reading Lamps
159
Electric Power Management
159
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
160
Battery Run-Down Protection
160
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
160
Ashtray(s)
161
Climate Controls
162
Climate Control System
162
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
166
Outlet Adjustment
172
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
172
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
174
Instrument Panel Cluster
175
Speedometer and Odometer
176
Trip Odometer
176
Tachometer
176
Safety Belt Reminders
177
Airbag Readiness Light
178
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
179
Charging System Light
180
Brake System Warning Light
180
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
181
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
182
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
182
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Light
183
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
184
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
184
Tire Pressure Light
185
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
185
Oil Pressure Light
188
Security Light
189
Fog Lamp Light
189
Cruise Control Light
189
Highbeam On Light
190
Fuel Gage
190
Driver Information Center (DIC)
191
DIC Operation and Displays
192
DIC Compass
197
DIC Warnings and Messages
200
DIC Vehicle Customization
210
Audio System(s)
220
Setting the Clock
221
Radio(s)
223
Using an MP3
232
XM Radio Messages
236
Navigation/Radio System
237
Bluetooth®
238
Theft-Deterrent Feature
249
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
250
Radio Reception
251
Backglass Antenna
252
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
252
Driving Your Vehicle
253
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
254
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
254
Defensive Driving
254
Drunk Driving
255
Control of a Vehicle
255
Braking
256
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
256
Braking in Emergencies
257
StabiliTrak® System
258
Traction Control System (TCS)
258
Magnetic Ride Control™
260
Steering
260
Off-Road Recovery
261
Passing
262
Loss of Control
262
Driving at Night
263
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
264
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
265
Highway Hypnosis
265
Hill and Mountain Roads
266
Winter Driving
267
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
269
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
270
Loading the Vehicle
270
Towing
275
Towing Your Vehicle
275
Recreational Vehicle Towing
276
Towing a Trailer
278
Service and Appearance Care
285
Service
287
Accessories and Modifications
287
California Proposition 65 Warning
288
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
288
Doing Your Own Service Work
288
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
289
Fuel
289
Gasoline Octane
290
Gasoline Specifications
290
California Fuel
290
Additives
291
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
292
Fuels in Foreign Countries
293
Filling the Tank
294
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
296
Checking Things Under the Hood
296
Hood Release
297
Engine Compartment Overview
298
Engine Oil
301
Engine Oil Life System
304
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
305
Automatic Transmission Fluid
307
Cooling System
310
Engine Coolant (4.6L Engine)
311
Engine Coolant (3.9L Engine)
315
Radiator Pressure Cap
319
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
319
Engine Overheating
320
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
321
Power Steering Fluid
322
Windshield Washer Fluid
323
Brakes
324
Battery
327
Jump Starting
328
Headlamp Aiming
333
Bulb Replacement
336
Halogen Bulbs
336
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps
336
Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps
338
License Plate Lamp
339
Replacement Bulbs
339
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
339
Tires
341
Tire Sidewall Labeling
342
Tire Terminology and Definitions
345
Inflation - Tire Pressure
348
Tire Pressure Monitor System
349
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
351
Tire Inspection and Rotation
354
When It Is Time for New Tires
355
Buying New Tires
356
Different Size Tires and Wheels
358
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
358
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
360
Wheel Replacement
360
Tire Chains
361
If a Tire Goes Flat
362
Changing a Flat Tire
363
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
364
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
365
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
370
Compact Spare Tire
372
Appearance Care
373
Interior Cleaning
373
Fabric/Carpet
374
Leather
375
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
375
Care of Safety Belts
376
Weatherstrips
376
Washing Your Vehicle
376
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
377
Finish Care
377
Windshield and Wiper Blades
378
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
378
Tires
379
Sheet Metal Damage
379
Finish Damage
380
Underbody Maintenance
380
Chemical Paint Spotting
380
Vehicle Identification
381
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
381
Service Parts Identification Label
381
Electrical System
382
Add-On Electrical Equipment
382
Power Windows and Other Power Options
382
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
382
Underhood Fuse Block
382
Rear Underseat Fuse Block
385
Capacities and Specifications
390
Maintenance Schedule
393
Maintenance Schedule
394
Introduction
394
Maintenance Requirements
394
Your Vehicle and the Environment
394
Using the Maintenance Schedule
395
Scheduled Maintenance
396
Additional Required Services
398
Maintenance Footnotes
399
Owner Checks and Services
400
At Each Fuel Fill
401
At Least Once a Month
401
At Least Once a Year
402
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
404
Maintenance Replacement Parts
405
Engine Drive Belt Routing
406
Maintenance Record
407
Customer Assistance Information
411
Customer Assistance and Information
412
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
412
Online Owner Center
415
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
416
Customer Assistance Offices
416
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
417
Roadside Assistance Program
417
Scheduling Service Appointments
420
Courtesy Transportation
420
Collision Damage Repair
422
Reporting Safety Defects
425
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
425
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
425
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
425
Service Publications Ordering Information
426
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
427
Event Data Recorders
427
OnStar®
428
Navigation System
428
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
428
Index
429

FAQ about the 2009 Buick Lucerne Manual

What contains the 2009 Lucerne manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Buick Lucerne owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2009 Buick Lucerne Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Buick Lucerne year 2009 free?

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The Buick Lucerne (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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