2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owner's Manual

2009 Chevrolet Aveo owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Aveo
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.04 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet Aveo BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Head Restraints
6
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Seat Height Adjuster
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Rear Seats
13
Rear Seat Operation (Sedan)
13
Rear Seat Operation (Hatchback)
16
Safety Belts
20
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
25
Lap-Shoulder Belt
34
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
37
Safety Belt Extender
38
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
42
Child Restraint Systems
45
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
50
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
57
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
60
Airbag System
64
Where Are the Airbags?
66
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
68
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
69
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
69
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
70
Passenger Sensing System
71
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Restraint System Check
79
Checking the Restraint Systems
79
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
80
Features and Controls
81
Keys
82
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
83
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
84
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Central Door Unlocking System
87
Door Ajar Reminder
87
Rear Door Security Locks
87
Trunk (Sedan)
88
Liftgate (Hatchback)
90
Windows
92
Manual Windows
92
Power Windows
93
Sun Visors
94
Theft-Deterrent Systems
94
Immobilizer
94
Immobilizer Operation
95
Content Theft-Deterrent
96
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
98
New Vehicle Break-In
98
Ignition Positions
98
Starting the Engine
99
Engine Heater
101
Automatic Transmission Operation
102
Manual Transmission Operation
106
Parking Brake
108
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
109
Shifting Out of Park
110
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
111
Parking Over Things That Burn
112
Engine Exhaust
112
Running the Vehicle While Parked
113
Mirrors
114
Manual Rearview Mirror
114
Outside Manual Mirrors
114
Outside Power Mirrors
115
Outside Convex Mirror
115
Outside Heated Mirrors
115
OnStarĀ® System
116
Storage Areas
119
Glove Box
119
Cupholders
119
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
120
Sunroof
120
Instrument Panel
121
Instrument Panel Overview
124
Hazard Warning Flashers
126
Horn
126
Tilt Wheel
126
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
127
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
127
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
128
Flash-to-Pass
128
Windshield Wipers
128
Windshield Washer
129
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
130
Cruise Control
130
Exterior Lamps
133
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
134
Fog Lamps
135
Instrument Panel Brightness
135
Dome Lamp
136
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
136
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
136
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
137
Clock
137
Climate Controls
138
Climate Control System
138
Outlet Adjustment
141
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
142
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
143
Instrument Panel Cluster
144
Speedometer and Odometer
145
Trip Odometer
145
Tachometer
145
Safety Belt Reminders
146
Airbag Readiness Light
146
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
147
Charging System Light
148
Up-Shift Light
148
Brake System Warning Light
148
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
150
Hold Mode Light
150
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
151
Tire Pressure Light
151
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
152
Oil Pressure Light
154
Change Engine Oil Light
155
Fog Lamp Light
155
Cruise Control Light
156
Highbeam On Light
156
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
156
Door Ajar Light
156
Fuel Gage
157
Low Fuel Warning Light
158
Trip Computer
158
Audio System(s)
160
AM-FM Radio
161
Radio with CD
166
Using an MP3
174
XM Radio Messages
176
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
177
Radio Reception
178
Fixed Mast Antenna (Hatchback)
178
Backglass Antenna (Sedan)
179
Multi-Band Antenna
179
Driving Your Vehicle
181
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
182
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
182
Defensive Driving
182
Drunk Driving
183
Control of a Vehicle
183
Braking
184
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
185
Braking in Emergencies
186
Steering
186
Off-Road Recovery
188
Passing
188
Loss of Control
188
Driving at Night
190
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
190
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
191
Highway Hypnosis
192
Hill and Mountain Roads
192
Winter Driving
193
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
195
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
196
Loading the Vehicle
196
Towing
204
Towing Your Vehicle
204
Recreational Vehicle Towing
204
Towing a Trailer
207
Service and Appearance Care
209
Service
211
Accessories and Modifications
211
California Proposition 65 Warning
212
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
212
Doing Your Own Service Work
212
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
213
Fuel
213
Gasoline Octane
213
Gasoline Specifications
213
California Fuel
214
Additives
214
Fuels in Foreign Countries
215
Filling the Tank
216
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
219
Checking Things Under the Hood
219
Hood Release
220
Engine Compartment Overview
222
Engine Oil
224
Engine Oil Life System
226
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
227
Automatic Transmission Fluid
229
Manual Transmission Fluid
231
Hydraulic Clutch
231
Cooling System
232
Engine Coolant
233
Engine Overheating
238
Power Steering Fluid
240
Windshield Washer Fluid
241
Brakes
242
Battery
245
Jump Starting
246
Headlamp Aiming
251
Bulb Replacement
251
Halogen Bulbs
251
Headlamps
252
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
253
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Hatchback)
255
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Sedan)
255
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
256
License Plate Lamp
257
Replacement Bulbs
257
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
258
Tires
259
Tire Sidewall Labeling
260
Tire Terminology and Definitions
262
Inflation - Tire Pressure
265
Tire Pressure Monitor System
267
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
268
Tire Inspection and Rotation
270
When It Is Time for New Tires
271
Buying New Tires
272
Different Size Tires and Wheels
273
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
274
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
275
Wheel Replacement
275
Tire Chains
276
If a Tire Goes Flat
277
Changing a Flat Tire
278
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
279
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
281
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
286
Compact Spare Tire
286
Appearance Care
287
Interior Cleaning
287
Fabric/Carpet
288
Leather
289
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
289
Care of Safety Belts
290
Weatherstrips
290
Washing Your Vehicle
290
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
291
Finish Care
291
Windshield and Wiper Blades
292
Aluminum Wheels
292
Tires
293
Sheet Metal Damage
293
Finish Damage
293
Underbody Maintenance
293
Chemical Paint Spotting
293
Vehicle Identification
294
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
294
Service Parts Identification Label
294
Electrical System
294
Add-On Electrical Equipment
294
Headlamp Wiring
295
Windshield Wiper Fuses
295
Power Windows and Other Power Options
295
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
295
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
296
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
297
Capacities and Specifications
301
Maintenance Schedule
303
Maintenance Schedule
304
Introduction
304
Maintenance Requirements
304
Your Vehicle and the Environment
304
Using the Maintenance Schedule
304
Scheduled Maintenance
306
Additional Required Services
308
Maintenance Footnotes
310
Owner Checks and Services
311
At Each Fuel Fill
312
At Least Once a Month
312
At Least Once a Year
313
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
315
Maintenance Replacement Parts
317
Engine Drive Belt Routing
318
Maintenance Record
319
Customer Assistance Information
323
Customer Assistance and Information
324
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
324
Online Owner Center
327
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
328
Customer Assistance Offices
328
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
329
Roadside Assistance Program
329
Scheduling Service Appointments
333
Courtesy Transportation
333
Collision Damage Repair
335
Reporting Safety Defects
338
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
338
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
339
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
339
Service Publications Ordering Information
339
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
340
Event Data Recorders
341
OnStarĀ®
342
Navigation System
342
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
342
Index
343

FAQ about the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo Manual

What contains the 2009 Aveo manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Aveo owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Aveo 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 Chevrolet Aveo (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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