2009 GMC Savana Owner's Manual

2009 GMC Savana owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
GMC
Model:
Savana
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
2.34 MB

Table of Contents

2009 GMC Savana BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seat
7
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Rear Seats
10
Rear Seat Operation
10
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
34
Safety Belt Extender
34
Child Restraints
35
Older Children
35
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
41
Where to Put the Restraint
43
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 (With Passenger Sensing System)
54
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position (With Airbag On-Off Switch)
58
Airbag System
62
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
67
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
69
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
69
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
70
Airbag Off Switch
71
Passenger Sensing System
75
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
81
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
82
Restraint System Check
83
Checking the Restraint Systems
83
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
84
Features and Controls
85
Keys
86
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
87
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
88
Doors and Locks
90
Door Locks
90
Power Door Locks
91
Cargo Door Relocking
91
Delayed Locking
91
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
91
Automatic Door Lock
92
Automatic Door Unlock
92
Rear Door Security Locks
92
Lockout Protection
93
Sliding Side Door
93
60/40 Swing-Out Side Door
94
Rear Doors
96
Windows
97
Manual Windows
97
Power Windows
98
Swing-Out Windows
99
Enhanced Technology Glass
100
Sun Visors
100
Theft-Deterrent Systems
100
Electronic Immobilizer
100
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
101
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
102
New Vehicle Break-In
102
Ignition Positions
103
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
104
Starting the Engine
104
Fast Idle System
105
Engine Coolant Heater
106
Automatic Transmission Operation
107
Tow/Haul Mode
109
Parking Brake
110
Shifting Into Park
111
Shifting Out of Park
113
Parking Over Things That Burn
113
Engine Exhaust
114
Running the Vehicle While Parked
114
Mirrors
115
Manual Rearview Mirror
115
Outside Manual Mirrors
115
Outside Towing Mirrors
116
Outside Power Mirrors
116
Outside Convex Mirror
117
Outside Heated Mirrors
117
Storage Areas
117
Instrument Panel
119
Instrument Panel Overview
122
Hazard Warning Flashers
124
Horn
124
Tilt Wheel
124
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
125
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
125
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
126
Flash-to-Pass
126
Windshield Wipers
126
Windshield Washer
127
Cruise Control
127
Exterior Lamps
130
Headlamps on Reminder
131
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
132
Automatic Headlamp System
132
Instrument Panel Brightness
133
Dome Lamps
133
Dome Lamp Override
133
Entry/Exit Lighting
134
Reading Lamps
134
Electric Power Management
134
Battery Run-Down Protection
135
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
135
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
136
Climate Controls
136
Climate Control System
136
Outlet Adjustment
138
Rear Heating System
139
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System
140
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
141
Instrument Panel Cluster
142
Speedometer and Odometer
143
Trip Odometer
143
Safety Belt Reminders
144
Airbag Readiness Light
145
Airbag Off Light
146
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
147
Charging System Light
148
Voltmeter Gage
149
Brake System Warning Light
149
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
150
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
151
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
151
Tire Pressure Light
152
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
152
Oil Pressure Gage
155
Oil Pressure Light
156
Security Light
157
Cruise Control Light
157
Highbeam On Light
157
Tow/Haul Mode Light
158
Fuel Gage
158
Driver Information Center (DIC)
159
DIC Operation and Displays
159
DIC Compass
164
DIC Warnings and Messages
166
DIC Vehicle Customization
175
Audio System(s)
182
Setting the Clock
183
Radio(s)
185
Using an MP3
196
Theft-Deterrent Feature
200
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
201
Radio Reception
202
Fixed Mast Antenna
202
Driving Your Vehicle
203
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
204
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
204
Defensive Driving
204
Drunk Driving
205
Control of a Vehicle
205
Braking
206
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
207
Braking in Emergencies
207
StabiliTrak® System
208
Locking Rear Axle
210
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
210
Steering
210
Off-Road Recovery
212
Passing
212
Loss of Control
213
Driving at Night
214
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
214
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
215
Highway Hypnosis
216
Hill and Mountain Roads
216
Winter Driving
217
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
219
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
220
Loading the Vehicle
220
Towing
226
Towing Your Vehicle
226
Recreational Vehicle Towing
226
Towing a Trailer
230
Service and Appearance Care
243
Service
245
Accessories and Modifications
245
California Proposition 65 Warning
246
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
246
Doing Your Own Service Work
246
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
247
Fuel
247
Gasoline Octane
248
Gasoline Specifications
248
California Fuel
248
Additives
249
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
250
Fuels in Foreign Countries
251
Filling the Tank
252
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
254
Checking Things Under the Hood
254
Hood Release
255
Engine Compartment Overview
256
Engine Oil
257
Engine Oil Life System
260
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
262
Automatic Transmission Fluid
263
Cooling System
266
Engine Coolant
267
Radiator Pressure Cap
273
Engine Overheating
273
Engine Fan Noise
275
Power Steering Fluid
276
Windshield Washer Fluid
277
Brakes
278
Battery
281
Jump Starting
282
All-Wheel Drive
287
Rear Axle
288
Front Axle
288
Noise Control System
289
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited
289
Bulb Replacement
291
Halogen Bulbs
291
Headlamps
291
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
293
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
294
Taillamps
294
Replacement Bulbs
295
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
296
Tires
297
Tire Sidewall Labeling
298
Tire Terminology and Definitions
302
Inflation - Tire Pressure
305
Dual Tire Operation
306
Tire Pressure Monitor System
307
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
308
Tire Inspection and Rotation
312
When It Is Time for New Tires
314
Buying New Tires
315
Different Size Tires and Wheels
317
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
317
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
319
Wheel Replacement
319
Tire Chains
320
If a Tire Goes Flat
321
Changing a Flat Tire
322
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
323
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
326
Secondary Latch System
333
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
336
Spare Tire
337
Appearance Care
338
Interior Cleaning
338
Fabric/Carpet
339
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
340
Care of Safety Belts
340
Weatherstrips
340
Washing Your Vehicle
341
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
341
Finish Care
342
Windshield and Wiper Blades
342
Aluminum Wheels
343
Tires
343
Sheet Metal Damage
343
Finish Damage
344
Underbody Maintenance
344
Chemical Paint Spotting
344
Vehicle Identification
345
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
345
Service Parts Identification Label
345
Electrical System
345
Add-On Electrical Equipment
345
Headlamp Wiring
346
Windshield Wiper Fuses
346
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
346
Floor Console Fuse Block
346
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
348
Capacities and Specifications
352
Maintenance Schedule
355
Maintenance Schedule
356
Introduction
356
Maintenance Requirements
356
Your Vehicle and the Environment
356
Using the Maintenance Schedule
357
Scheduled Maintenance
358
Additional Required Services
360
Maintenance Footnotes (Gasoline Engine)
362
Owner Checks and Services
364
At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000 km)
364
At Each Fuel Fill
364
At Least Once a Month
365
At Least Once a Year
365
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
368
Maintenance Replacement Parts
370
Engine Drive Belt Routing
371
Maintenance Record
372
Customer Assistance Information
375
Customer Assistance and Information
376
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
376
Online Owner Center
379
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
380
Customer Assistance Offices
380
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
381
Roadside Assistance Program
381
Scheduling Service Appointments
384
Courtesy Transportation
384
Collision Damage Repair
386
Reporting Safety Defects
389
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
389
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
389
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
390
Service Publications Ordering Information
390
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
391
Event Data Recorders
392
OnStar®
393
Navigation System
393
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
393
Index
395

FAQ about the 2009 GMC Savana Manual

What contains the 2009 Savana manual?

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

  • Maintenance for your GMC Savana, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2009 GMC Savana Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the GMC Savana year 2009 free?

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The GMC Savana (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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