2009 Pontiac G3 Owner's Manual

2009 Pontiac G3 owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
G3
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.16 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Pontiac G3 Book TOC
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
12
Rear Seat Operation (Sedan)
12
Rear Seat Operation (Hatchback)
15
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
24
Lap-Shoulder Belt
32
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
35
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
46
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
48
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
55
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
58
Airbag System
62
Where Are the Airbags?
64
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
66
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
75
Restraint System Check
76
Checking the Restraint Systems
76
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
77
Features and Controls
79
Keys
80
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
81
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
82
Doors and Locks
84
Door Locks
84
Central Door Unlocking System
84
Door Ajar Reminder
85
Rear Door Security Locks
85
Trunk (Sedan)
86
Liftgate (Hatchback)
88
Windows
89
Manual Windows
90
Power Windows
90
Sun Visors
91
Theft-Deterrent Systems
91
Immobilizer
91
Immobilizer Operation
92
Content Theft-Deterrent
93
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
94
New Vehicle Break-In
94
Ignition Positions
95
Starting the Engine
96
Engine Heater
97
Automatic Transmission Operation
98
Manual Transmission Operation
102
Parking Brake
104
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
105
Shifting Out of Park
106
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
107
Parking Over Things That Burn
108
Engine Exhaust
108
Running the Vehicle While Parked
109
Mirrors
110
Manual Rearview Mirror
110
Outside Manual Mirrors
110
Outside Power Mirrors
111
Outside Convex Mirror
111
Outside Heated Mirrors
111
Glove Box
115
Cupholders
115
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
116
Instrument Panel Overview
120
Hazard Warning Flashers
122
Horn
122
Tilt Wheel
122
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
123
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
123
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
124
Flash-to-Pass
124
Windshield Wipers
124
Windshield Washer
125
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
126
Cruise Control
126
Exterior Lamps
129
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
130
Fog Lamps
130
Instrument Panel Brightness
131
Dome Lamp
131
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
131
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
132
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
133
Clock
133
Climate Controls
134
Climate Control System
134
Outlet Adjustment
137
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
138
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
139
Instrument Panel Cluster
140
Speedometer and Odometer
141
Trip Odometer
141
Tachometer
141
Safety Belt Reminders
142
Airbag Readiness Light
142
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
143
Charging System Light
144
Up-Shift Light
144
Brake System Warning Light
144
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
146
Hold Mode Light
146
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
146
Tire Pressure Light
147
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
148
Oil Pressure Light
150
Change Engine Oil Light
151
Fog Lamp Light
151
Cruise Control Light
152
Highbeam On Light
152
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
152
Door Ajar Light
152
Fuel Gage
153
Low Fuel Warning Light
153
Audio System(s)
154
AM-FM Radio
155
Radio with CD
160
Using an MP3
167
XM Radio Messages
170
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
170
Radio Reception
171
Fixed Mast Antenna (Hatchback)
172
Backglass Antenna (Sedan)
172
Multi-Band Antenna
173
Driving Your Vehicle
175
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
176
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
176
Defensive Driving
176
Drunk Driving
177
Control of a Vehicle
178
Braking
178
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
179
Braking in Emergencies
180
Steering
180
Off-Road Recovery
182
Passing
182
Loss of Control
182
Driving at Night
184
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
185
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
186
Highway Hypnosis
186
Hill and Mountain Roads
187
Winter Driving
188
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
191
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
192
Loading the Vehicle
192
Towing
202
Towing Your Vehicle
202
Recreational Vehicle Towing
202
Towing a Trailer
204
Service and Appearance Care
205
Service
207
Accessories and Modifications
207
California Proposition 65 Warning
208
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
208
Doing Your Own Service Work
208
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
209
Fuel
209
Gasoline Octane
209
Gasoline Specifications
210
California Fuel
210
Additives
210
Fuels in Foreign Countries
211
Filling the Tank
212
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
214
Checking Things Under the Hood
214
Hood Release
215
Engine Compartment Overview
216
Engine Oil
217
Engine Oil Life System
220
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
222
Automatic Transmission Fluid
223
Manual Transmission Fluid
225
Hydraulic Clutch
225
Cooling System
226
Engine Coolant
227
Engine Overheating
232
Power Steering Fluid
234
Windshield Washer Fluid
235
Brakes
236
Battery
239
Jump Starting
240
Headlamp Aiming
246
Bulb Replacement
246
Halogen Bulbs
246
Headlamps
247
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
248
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Hatchback)
250
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Sedan)
250
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
251
License Plate Lamp
252
Replacement Bulbs
252
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
253
Tires
254
Tire Sidewall Labeling
255
Tire Terminology and Definitions
258
Inflation - Tire Pressure
261
Tire Pressure Monitor System
262
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
264
Tire Inspection and Rotation
266
When It Is Time for New Tires
267
Buying New Tires
268
Different Size Tires and Wheels
270
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
270
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
272
Wheel Replacement
272
Tire Chains
273
If a Tire Goes Flat
274
Changing a Flat Tire
274
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
276
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
277
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
282
Compact Spare Tire
282
Appearance Care
283
Interior Cleaning
283
Fabric/Carpet
284
Leather
285
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
285
Interior Plastic Components
285
Glass Surfaces
286
Care of Safety Belts
286
Weatherstrips
286
Washing Your Vehicle
286
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
287
Finish Care
287
Windshield and Wiper Blades
288
Aluminum Wheels
288
Tires
289
Sheet Metal Damage
289
Finish Damage
289
Underbody Maintenance
290
Chemical Paint Spotting
290
Vehicle Identification
290
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
290
Service Parts Identification Label
291
Electrical System
291
Add-On Electrical Equipment
291
Headlamp Wiring
291
Windshield Wiper Fuses
292
Power Windows and Other Power Options
292
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
292
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
293
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
294
Capacities and Specifications
297
Introduction
300
Maintenance Requirements
300
Your Vehicle and the Environment
300
Using the Maintenance Schedule
301
Scheduled Maintenance
302
Additional Required Services
304
Maintenance Footnotes
305
Owner Checks and Services
307
At Each Fuel Fill
307
At Least Once a Month
307
At Least Once a Year
308
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
310
Maintenance Replacement Parts
312
Engine Drive Belt Routing
313
Maintenance Record
314
Customer Assistance Information
317
Customer Assistance and Information
318
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
318
Online Owner Center
321
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
322
Customer Assistance Offices
322
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
323
Roadside Assistance Program
323
Scheduling Service Appointments
325
Courtesy Transportation
326
Collision Damage Repair
327
Reporting Safety Defects
330
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
330
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
331
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
331
Service Publications Ordering Information
331
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
332
Event Data Recorders
333
OnStarĀ®
334
Navigation System
334
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
334
Index
335

FAQ about the 2009 Pontiac G3 Manual

What contains the 2009 G3 manual?

The Pontiac G3 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac G3. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac G3 2009 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac G3 owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2009 Pontiac G3 Owners Manual?

The Pontiac G3 owner manual for the 2009 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Pontiac G3 year 2009 free?

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The Pontiac G3 (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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