2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Owner's Manual

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Cobalt
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
2.4 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
7
Manual Lumbar
7
Heated Seats
8
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
11
Easy Entry Seat (Coupe)
12
Rear Seats
13
Split Folding Rear Seat
13
Safety Belts
14
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
14
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
19
Lap-Shoulder Belt
28
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
33
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
34
Older Children
34
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 Right Front Seat Position
54
Airbag System
58
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 (Without Turbo Engine)
65
Passenger Sensing System (With Turbo Engine)
71
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
76
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
77
Restraint System Check
78
Checking the Restraint Systems
78
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
79
Features and Controls
81
Keys
82
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
83
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
84
Remote Vehicle Start
86
Doors and Locks
88
Door Locks
88
Power Door Locks
89
Delayed Locking
90
Automatic Door Lock
90
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
90
Rear Door Security Locks (Sedan)
91
Lockout Protection
91
Trunk
92
Windows
94
Manual Windows
95
Power Windows
95
Sun Visors
96
Theft-Deterrent Systems
96
Content Theft-Deterrent
96
Electronic Immobilizer
98
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
98
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
100
New Vehicle Break-In
100
Ignition Positions
100
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
103
Starting the Engine
103
Engine Coolant Heater
105
Automatic Transmission Operation
106
Manual Transmission Operation
108
Parking Brake
111
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
112
Shifting Out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
113
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
114
Parking Over Things That Burn
114
Engine Exhaust
115
Running the Vehicle While Parked
116
Mirrors
117
Manual Rearview Mirror
117
Outside Manual Mirror
117
Outside Remote Control Mirror
117
Outside Power Mirrors
118
Outside Convex Mirror
118
OnStar® System
119
Storage Areas
122
Glove Box
122
Cupholders
122
Center Console Storage
122
Driver Storage Compartment
122
Convenience Net
122
Sunroof
123
Instrument Panel
125
Instrument Panel Overview
128
Hazard Warning Flashers
130
Horn
130
Tilt Wheel
130
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
131
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
131
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
132
Flash-to-Pass
132
Windshield Wipers
132
Windshield Washer
133
Cruise Control
134
Headlamps
136
Wiper Activated Headlamps
137
Headlamps on Reminder
137
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
137
Fog Lamps
138
Instrument Panel Brightness
138
Dome Lamp
139
Entry/Exit Lighting
139
Mirror Reading Lamps
139
Electric Power Management
139
Battery Run-Down Protection
140
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
140
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
141
Climate Controls
142
Climate Control System
142
Outlet Adjustment
145
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
146
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
147
Instrument Panel Cluster
148
Speedometer and Odometer
149
Tachometer
149
Safety Belt Reminders
149
Airbag Readiness Light
150
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
151
Charging System Light
152
Up-Shift Light
152
Brake System Warning Light
153
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
154
Enhanced Traction System (ETS) Indicator/Warning Light
154
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
155
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
156
Tire Pressure Light
156
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
157
Oil Pressure Light
160
Security Light
160
Fog Lamp Light
160
Highbeam On Light
161
Fuel Gage
161
Boost Gage
162
Reconfigurable Performance Display (RPD)
162
Driver Information Center (DIC)
167
DIC Operation and Displays
168
DIC Warnings and Messages
170
DIC Vehicle Personalization
176
Audio System(s)
182
Setting the Clock
183
Radio(s)
184
Using an MP3
196
XM Radio Messages
202
Bluetooth®
204
Theft-Deterrent Feature
214
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
214
Radio Reception
215
Fixed Mast Antenna
216
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
216
Driving Your Vehicle
217
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
218
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
218
Defensive Driving
218
Drunk Driving
219
Control of a Vehicle
220
Braking
220
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
221
Braking in Emergencies
222
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
223
Traction Control System (TCS)
226
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
229
Limited-Slip Differential
231
Steering
231
Off-Road Recovery
233
Passing
233
Loss of Control
233
Racing or Other Competitive Driving
235
Driving at Night
235
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
236
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
237
Highway Hypnosis
237
Hill and Mountain Roads
238
Winter Driving
239
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
241
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
242
Loading the Vehicle
242
Towing
248
Towing Your Vehicle
248
Recreational Vehicle Towing
248
Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transmission)
251
Towing a Trailer (Manual Transmission)
257
Service and Appearance Care
259
Service
261
Accessories and Modifications
261
California Proposition 65 Warning
262
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
262
Doing Your Own Service Work
262
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
263
Fuel
263
Gasoline Octane
263
Gasoline Specifications
264
California Fuel
264
Additives
264
Fuels in Foreign Countries
265
Filling the Tank
266
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
268
Checking Things Under the Hood
268
Hood Release
269
Engine Compartment Overview
270
Engine Oil
273
Engine Oil Life System
277
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (2.0L Turbo Engine)
279
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (2.2L Engine)
282
Automatic Transmission Fluid
283
Manual Transmission Fluid
284
Hydraulic Clutch
284
Cooling System
284
Engine Coolant
286
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
289
Engine Overheating
290
Windshield Washer Fluid
292
Brakes
293
Battery
296
Jump Starting
297
Headlamp Aiming
302
Bulb Replacement
304
Halogen Bulbs
304
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
305
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
306
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps (Coupe)
307
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Sedan)
308
Back-Up Lamps (Coupe)
309
License Plate Lamp
310
Replacement Bulbs
310
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
311
Tires
312
Winter Tires
313
Tire Sidewall Labeling
314
Tire Terminology and Definitions
318
Inflation - Tire Pressure
320
Tire Pressure Monitor System
322
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
323
Tire Inspection and Rotation
328
When It Is Time for New Tires
329
Buying New Tires
330
Different Size Tires and Wheels
332
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
332
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
334
Wheel Replacement
334
Tire Chains
336
If a Tire Goes Flat
337
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
338
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
346
Changing a Flat Tire
346
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
348
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire (All Models Except SS)
352
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire (SS Model)
356
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
364
Compact Spare Tire
367
Appearance Care
368
Interior Cleaning
368
Fabric/Carpet
369
Leather
370
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
370
Care of Safety Belts
370
Weatherstrips
371
Washing Your Vehicle
371
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
371
Finish Care
372
Windshield and Wiper Blades
372
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
373
Tires
374
Sheet Metal Damage
374
Finish Damage
374
Underbody Maintenance
374
Chemical Paint Spotting
374
Vehicle Identification
375
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
375
Service Parts Identification Label
375
Electrical System
375
Add-On Electrical Equipment
375
Headlamp Wiring
376
Windshield Wiper Fuses
376
Power Windows and Other Power Options
376
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
376
Floor Console Fuse Block
377
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
378
Capacities and Specifications
382
Maintenance Schedule
385
Maintenance Schedule
386
Introduction
386
Maintenance Requirements
386
Your Vehicle and the Environment
386
Using the Maintenance Schedule
386
Scheduled Maintenance
388
Additional Required Services
390
Maintenance Footnotes
391
Owner Checks and Services
392
At Each Fuel Fill
392
At Least Once a Month
393
At Least Once a Year
393
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
396
Maintenance Replacement Parts
398
Engine Drive Belt Routing
399
Maintenance Record
400
Customer Assistance Information
403
Customer Assistance and Information
404
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
404
Online Owner Center
407
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
408
Customer Assistance Offices
408
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
409
Roadside Assistance Program
410
Scheduling Service Appointments
412
Courtesy Transportation
413
Collision Damage Repair
415
Reporting Safety Defects
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
418
Service Publications Ordering Information
419
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
420
Event Data Recorders
420
OnStar®
421
Navigation System
421
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
421
Index
423

FAQ about the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Manual

What contains the 2009 Cobalt manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Cobalt
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Owners Manual?

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The Chevrolet Cobalt (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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