2009 Pontiac G8 Owner's Manual

2009 Pontiac G8 owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
G8
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
1.83 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Pontiac G8 BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraints
5
Front Seats
6
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Power Seat(s)
6
Lumbar Seat Adjustment
6
Reclining Seatbacks
7
Head Restraints
8
Heated Seats
9
Rear Seats
9
Rear Seat Operation
9
Safety Belts
9
Safety Belts
9
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
12
Lap-Shoulder Belt
18
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
22
Safety Belt Extender
22
Safety Belt Check
22
Care of Safety Belts
23
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
23
Airbag System
24
Airbag System
24
Where Are the Airbags?
26
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
27
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
29
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
29
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
29
Passenger Sensing System
31
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
35
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
36
Airbag System Check
37
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
37
Child Restraints
38
Older Children
38
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
46
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
51
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
52
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat)
54
Keys, Doors and Windows
57
Keys
58
Keys
58
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
59
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
60
Remote Vehicle Start
62
Doors and Locks
64
Door Locks
64
Power Door Locks
65
Rear Door Security Locks
65
Trunk
66
Theft-DeterrentSystems
67
Theft-Deterrent Systems
67
Immobilizer
67
Immobilizer Operation
68
Content Theft-Deterrent
69
Windows
70
Windows
70
Power Windows
71
Sun Visors
71
Mirrors
72
Manual Rearview Mirror
72
Compass
72
Outside Power Mirror(s)
73
Outside Convex Mirror
74
Sunroof
74
Sunroof
74
Glove Box
75
Cupholders
75
Center Console Storage
75
Convenience Net
76
Instruments and Controls
77
Instrument Panel Overview
78
Instrument Panel Overview
78
Hazard Warning Flashers
80
Horn
80
Tilt Wheel
80
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
80
Cruise Control
81
Turn and Lane?Change Signals
83
Headlamp High/Low?Beam Changer
83
Windshield Wipers
84
Windshield Washer
84
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
85
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
86
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
86
Instrument Panel Cluster
87
Speedometer
88
Tachometer
88
Safety Belt Reminders
88
Airbag Readiness Light
89
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
90
Voltmeter Gage
91
Charging System Light
91
Brake System Warning Light
91
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
92
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
93
Tire Pressure Light
93
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
94
Security Light
96
Fog Lamp Light
96
Highbeam On Light
96
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
97
Door Ajar Light
97
Oil Pressure Gage
97
Fuel Gage
97
Driver Information Center (DIC)
98
Driver Information Center (DIC)
98
DIC Operation and Displays
98
DIC Warnings and Messages
102
DIC Vehicle Customization
107
OnStar® System
111
OnStar® System
111
Lighting
115
Lighting
115
Exterior Lamps Controls
115
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
116
Automatic Headlamp System
116
Fog Lamps
117
Instrument Panel Brightness
117
Dome Lamp(s)
118
Perimeter Lighting
118
Reading Lamps
118
Battery Run-Down Protection
118
Audio System(s)
119
Setting the Clock
120
Radio(s)
121
Using an MP3
138
XM Radio Messages
142
Bluetooth®
143
Theft-Deterrent Feature
153
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
154
Radio Reception
154
Fixed Mast Antenna
155
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
155
Climate Controls
157
Climate Controls
157
Climate Control System
157
Automatic Climate Control System
160
Outlet Adjustment
165
Driving and Operating
167
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
168
New Vehicle Break-In
168
Ignition Positions
168
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
169
Starting the Engine
170
Engine Coolant Heater
171
Automatic Transmission Operation
172
Manual Transmission Operation
176
Parking Brake
177
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
178
Shifting Out of Park
179
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
180
Parking Over Things That Burn
180
Engine Exhaust
180
Running the Vehicle While Parked
181
Driving Your Vehicle
182
Defensive Driving
182
Drunk Driving
182
Control of a Vehicle
183
Braking
183
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
184
Electronic Stability Program
185
Steering
188
Off-Road Recovery
189
Passing
189
Loss of Control
189
Driving at Night
190
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
191
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
192
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
Fuel
200
Fuel
200
Gasoline Octane
201
Gasoline Specifications
201
California Fuel
201
Additives
202
Fuels in Foreign Countries
202
Filling the Tank
203
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
204
Vehicle Service and Care
205
Service
206
Service
206
Accessories and Modifications
207
California Proposition 65 Warning
207
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
207
Doing Your Own Service Work
208
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
208
Owner Checks
209
Owner Checks
209
Hood Release
209
Engine Compartment Overview
210
Engine Oil
212
Engine Oil Life System
214
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
215
Cooling System
217
Engine Coolant
219
Pressure Cap
223
Engine Overheating
224
Power Steering Fluid
225
Windshield Washer Fluid
227
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
228
Brakes
229
Battery
232
Headlamp Aiming
232
Headlamp Aiming
232
Bulb Replacement
235
Bulb Replacement
235
Halogen Bulbs
235
Headlamps and Parking Lamps
235
Front Turn Signal Lamps
237
Taillamps
238
License Plate Lamp
239
Replacement Bulbs
239
Electrical System
240
Add-On Electrical Equipment
240
Headlamp Wiring
240
Windshield Wiper Fuses
240
Power Windows and Other Power Options
240
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
240
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
242
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
245
Tires
246
Tires
246
Tire Sidewall Labeling
246
Tire Terminology and Definitions
250
Inflation-Tire Pressure
253
High-Speed Operation
255
Tire Pressure Monitor System
256
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
258
Tire Inspection and Rotation
261
When It Is Time for New Tires
263
Buying New Tires
263
Different Size Tires and Wheels
265
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
266
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
268
Wheel Replacement
268
Tire Chains
269
Tire Changing
270
If a Tire Goes Flat
270
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (V8 Engine)
271
Changing a Flat Tire
279
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
280
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
281
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
286
Compact Spare Tire
287
Jump Starting
288
Jump Starting
288
Towing
292
Towing Your Vehicle
292
Shift Lock Manual Release
292
Recreational Vehicle Towing
293
Towing a Trailer
293
Appearance Care
299
Interior Cleaning
299
Exterior Cleaning
302
Sheet Metal Damage
306
Finish Damage
306
Underbody Maintenance
306
Chemical Paint Spotting
306
Technical Data
307
Vehicle Identification
307
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
307
Service Parts Identification Label
307
Capacities and Specifications
308
Capacities and Specifications
308
Service and Maintenance
311
Service and Maintenance
311
Introduction
312
Maintenance Requirements
312
Your Vehicle and the Environment
312
Using the Maintenance Schedule
312
Scheduled Maintenance
314
Additional Required Services
316
Maintenance Footnotes
317
Owner Checks and Services
319
At Each Fuel Fill
319
At Least Once a Month
319
At Least Once a Year
320
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
322
Maintenance Replacement Parts
323
Engine Drive Belt Routing
324
Maintenance Record
325
Customer Information
329
Customer Information
329
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
329
Online Owner Center
331
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
332
Customer Assistance Offices
332
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
333
Roadside Assistance Program
334
Scheduling Service Appointments
336
Courtesy Transportation
337
Collision Damage Repair
338
Reporting Safety Defects
342
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
342
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
342
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
342
Service Publications Ordering Information
343
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
344
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
344
Event Data Recorders
344
OnStar®
345
Navigation System
345
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
345
Index
347

FAQ about the 2009 Pontiac G8 Manual

What contains the 2009 G8 manual?

The Pontiac G8 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac G8. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac G8 2009 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Pontiac G8, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

Where to download the 2009 Pontiac G8 Owners Manual?

The Pontiac G8 owner manual for the 2009 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Pontiac G8 year 2009 free?

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The Pontiac G8 (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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