2009 Pontiac G6 Owner's Manual

2009 Pontiac G6 owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
G6
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.33 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Pontiac G6 BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Head Restraints
6
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seat
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Seatback Latches
13
Easy Entry Seat
14
Power Lift Seat
16
Rear Seats
16
60/40 Split Bench Seat (Sedan and Coupe)
16
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
39
Safety Belt Extender
39
Child Restraints
40
Older Children
40
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
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
62
Airbag System
65
Where Are the Airbags?
67
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
70
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
71
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
71
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
72
Passenger Sensing System
73
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
78
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
79
Restraint System Check
80
Checking the Restraint Systems
80
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
81
Features and Controls
83
Keys
84
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
85
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
86
Remote Vehicle Start
88
Doors and Locks
91
Door Locks
91
Power Door Locks
91
Door Ajar Reminder
91
Delayed Locking
92
Automatic Door Lock
92
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
92
Rear Door Security Locks
93
Lockout Protection
93
Trunk
94
Windows
96
Power Windows
97
Sun Visors
99
Theft-Deterrent Systems
99
Content Theft-Deterrent
99
Electronic Immobilizer
101
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
101
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
103
New Vehicle Break-In
103
Ignition Positions
103
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
104
Starting the Engine
105
Engine Coolant Heater
106
Automatic Transmission Operation
108
Parking Brake
113
Shifting Into Park
114
Shifting Out of Park
116
Parking Over Things That Burn
116
Engine Exhaust
117
Running the Vehicle While Parked
118
Mirrors
119
Manual Rearview Mirror
119
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
119
Compass
120
Outside Power Mirrors
121
Outside Convex Mirror
121
OnStar® System
122
Storage Areas
125
Glove Box
125
Cupholders
125
Center Console Storage
125
Convenience Net
125
Sunroof
125
Retractable Hardtop
126
Lowering the Retractable Hardtop
126
Raising the Retractable Hardtop
129
Instrument Panel
133
Instrument Panel Overview
136
Hazard Warning Flashers
138
Horn
138
Tilt Wheel
138
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
139
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
139
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
140
Flash-to-Pass
140
Windshield Wipers
140
Windshield Washer
141
Cruise Control
142
Headlamps
145
Headlamps on Reminder
145
Headlamps Off in Park
146
Delayed Headlamps
146
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
146
Automatic Headlamp System
147
Fog Lamps
147
Instrument Panel Brightness
148
Courtesy Lamps
148
Dome Lamps
148
Entry/Exit Lighting
148
Parade Dimming
149
Reading Lamps
149
Trunk Lamp
149
Electric Power Management
149
Battery Run-Down Protection
150
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
151
Climate Controls
152
Climate Control System
152
Automatic Climate Control System
156
Outlet Adjustment
160
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
160
Instrument Panel Cluster
161
Speedometer and Odometer
162
Trip Odometer
162
Tachometer
162
Safety Belt Reminders
163
Airbag Readiness Light
164
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
165
Charging System Light
166
Brake System Warning Light
166
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
167
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
168
Traction Control System (TCS) Active Light
168
StabiliTrak® Not Ready Light
168
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
168
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
169
Tire Pressure Light
169
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
170
Oil Pressure Light
172
Security Light
173
Cruise Control Light
173
Highbeam On Light
173
Fuel Gage
174
Low Fuel Warning Light
174
Driver Information Center (DIC)
174
DIC Operation and Displays
175
DIC Warnings and Messages
178
DIC Vehicle Personalization
182
Audio System(s)
184
Setting the Clock
185
Radio(s)
186
XM Radio Messages
198
Theft-Deterrent Feature
200
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
200
Radio Reception
201
Fixed Mast Antenna
201
Backglass Antenna
202
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
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
208
StabiliTrak® System
208
Traction Control System (TCS)
209
Steering
211
Off-Road Recovery
213
Passing
213
Loss of Control
213
Driving at Night
215
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
216
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
217
Highway Hypnosis
217
Hill and Mountain Roads
218
Winter Driving
219
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
221
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
222
Loading the Vehicle
222
Towing
228
Towing Your Vehicle
228
Recreational Vehicle Towing
228
Towing a Trailer
232
Service and Appearance Care
239
Service
242
Accessories and Modifications
242
California Proposition 65 Warning
243
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
243
Doing Your Own Service Work
243
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
244
Fuel
244
Gasoline Octane
245
Gasoline Specifications
245
California Fuel
245
Additives
246
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
246
Fuels in Foreign Countries
247
Filling the Tank
248
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
250
Checking Things Under the Hood
250
Hood Release
251
Engine Compartment Overview
252
Engine Oil
259
Engine Oil Life System
262
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (3.5 L V6 Engine)
264
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (All Other Engines)
265
Automatic Transmission Fluid (2.4L L4, 3.5L and 3.6L V6 Engines)
267
Automatic Transmission Fluid (3.9L Engine)
267
Cooling System
270
Engine Coolant
271
Pressure Cap
275
Engine Overheating
275
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
277
Power Steering Fluid
277
Windshield Washer Fluid
278
Brakes
280
Battery
283
Jump Starting
284
Headlamp Aiming
289
Bulb Replacement
289
Halogen Bulbs
289
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
290
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Sedan)
291
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Retractable Hardtop and Coupe)
291
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Sedan)
292
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Coupe)
293
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Retractable Hardtop)
294
License Plate Lamp
295
Replacement Bulbs
295
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
296
Tires
297
Winter Tires
298
Tire Sidewall Labeling
299
Tire Terminology and Definitions
302
Inflation - Tire Pressure
305
High-Speed Operation
306
Tire Pressure Monitor System
307
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
309
Tire Inspection and Rotation
314
When It Is Time for New Tires
315
Buying New Tires
316
Different Size Tires and Wheels
318
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
318
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
320
Wheel Replacement
321
Tire Chains
322
If a Tire Goes Flat
323
Changing a Flat Tire
324
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
325
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
327
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
332
Compact Spare Tire
339
Appearance Care
340
Interior Cleaning
340
Fabric/Carpet
341
Leather
342
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
342
Care of Safety Belts
342
Weatherstrips
343
Washing Your Vehicle
343
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
343
Finish Care
344
Windshield and Wiper Blades
344
Aluminum Wheels
345
Tires
345
Sheet Metal Damage
345
Finish Damage
345
Underbody Maintenance
346
Chemical Paint Spotting
346
Vehicle Identification
346
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
346
Service Parts Identification Label
347
Electrical System
347
Add-On Electrical Equipment
347
Windshield Wiper Fuses
347
Power Windows and Other Power Options
348
Fuses
348
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
348
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
350
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
353
Capacities and Specifications
356
Maintenance Schedule
359
Maintenance Schedule
360
Introduction
360
Maintenance Requirements
360
Your Vehicle and the Environment
360
Using the Maintenance Schedule
361
Scheduled Maintenance
362
Additional Required Services
364
Maintenance Footnotes
365
Owner Checks and Services
367
At Each Fuel Fill
367
At Least Once a Month
368
At Least Once a Year
368
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
371
Maintenance Replacement Parts
372
Engine Drive Belt Routing
373
Maintenance Record
375
Customer Assistance Information
379
Customer Assistance and Information
380
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
380
Online Owner Center
383
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
384
Customer Assistance Offices
384
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
385
Roadside Assistance Program
385
Scheduling Service Appointments
388
Courtesy Transportation
388
Collision Damage Repair
389
Reporting Safety Defects
392
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
392
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
393
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
393
Service Publications Ordering Information
393
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
394
Event Data Recorders
395
OnStar®
396
Navigation System
396
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
396
Index
397

FAQ about the 2009 Pontiac G6 Manual

What contains the 2009 G6 manual?

The Pontiac G6 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac G6. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac G6 2009 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac G6 owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac G6
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac G6, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2009 Pontiac G6 Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac G6 year 2009 free?

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The Pontiac G6 (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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