2009 Pontiac Solstice Owner's Manual

2009 Pontiac Solstice owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Solstice
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
1.98 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Pontiac Solstice BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
6
Reclining Seatbacks
7
Seatback Latches
9
Safety Belts
10
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
10
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
15
Lap-Shoulder Belt
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
25
Safety Belt Extender
25
Child Restraints
26
Older Children
26
Infants and Young Children
29
Child Restraint Systems
33
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
35
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
36
Airbag System
40
Where Are the Airbags?
42
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
43
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
44
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
44
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
44
Passenger Sensing System
46
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
50
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
51
Restraint System Check
52
Checking the Restraint Systems
52
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
53
Features and Controls
55
Keys
56
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
57
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
58
Doors and Locks
60
Manual Door Locks
60
Power Door Locks
60
Delayed Locking
61
Automatic Door Lock
61
Automatic Door Unlock
61
Trunk
62
Windows
64
Manual Windows
65
Power Windows
65
Sun Visors
66
Theft-Deterrent Systems
66
Content Theft-Deterrent
66
Electronic Immobilizer
68
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
68
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
70
New Vehicle Break-In
70
Ignition Positions
70
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
71
Starting the Engine
72
Automatic Transmission Operation
73
Manual Transmission Operation
76
Parking Brake
77
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
78
Shifting Out of Park
79
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
80
Parking Over Things That Burn
80
Engine Exhaust
81
Running the Vehicle While Parked
82
Mirrors
83
Manual Rearview Mirror
83
Outside Manual Mirrors
83
Outside Power Mirrors
83
OnStar® System
84
Storage Areas
87
Glove Box
87
Cupholders
87
Center Console Storage
87
Roof Panel
87
Removing the Roof Panel
88
Installing the Roof Panel
90
Convertible Top
91
Instrument Panel
95
Instrument Panel Overview
98
Hazard Warning Flashers
99
Horn
99
Tilt Wheel
100
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
100
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
101
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
101
Flash-to-Pass
101
Windshield Wipers
102
Windshield Washer
103
Cruise Control
103
Headlamps
106
Headlamps on Reminder
107
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
107
Fog Lamps
107
Instrument Panel Brightness
108
Entry/Exit Lighting
108
Mirror Reading Lamps
108
Battery Run-Down Protection
108
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
108
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
109
Climate Controls
110
Climate Control System
110
Outlet Adjustment
113
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
113
Instrument Panel Cluster
114
Speedometer and Odometer
115
Tachometer
115
Safety Belt Reminders
116
Airbag Readiness Light
117
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
118
Charging System Light
119
Brake System Warning Light
119
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
120
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
121
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
122
Low Coolant Warning Light
122
Tire Pressure Light
123
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
123
Oil Pressure Light
126
Security Light
126
Highbeam On Light
127
Trunk Ajar Light
127
Fuel Gage
127
Low Fuel Warning Light
128
Driver Information Center (DIC)
128
DIC Operation and Displays
129
DIC Warnings and Messages
131
DIC Vehicle Personalization
135
Audio System(s)
140
Setting the Clock
141
Radio(s)
143
Using an MP3
154
XM Radio Messages
161
Bluetooth®
162
Theft-Deterrent Feature
172
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
173
Radio Reception
174
Fixed Mast Antenna
175
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
175
Chime Level Adjustment
175
Driving Your Vehicle
177
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
178
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
178
Defensive Driving
178
Drunk Driving
179
Control of a Vehicle
179
Braking
180
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
180
Braking in Emergencies
181
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
182
Traction Control System (TCS)
184
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
186
Steering
186
Off-Road Recovery
187
Passing
188
Loss of Control
188
Driving at Night
189
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
190
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
191
Highway Hypnosis
191
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
Towing
201
Towing Your Vehicle
201
Recreational Vehicle Towing
201
Towing a Trailer
201
Service and Appearance Care
203
Service
205
Accessories and Modifications
205
California Proposition 65 Warning
206
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
206
Doing Your Own Service Work
206
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
207
Fuel
207
Gasoline Octane
207
Gasoline Specifications
207
California Fuel
208
Additives
208
Fuels in Foreign Countries
209
Filling the Tank
210
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
212
Checking Things Under the Hood
212
Hood Release
213
Engine Compartment Overview
214
Engine Oil
217
Engine Oil Life System
221
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
223
Automatic Transmission Fluid
224
Manual Transmission Fluid
225
Hydraulic Clutch
225
Cooling System
225
Engine Coolant
227
Engine Overheating
231
Power Steering Fluid
232
Windshield Washer Fluid
233
Brakes
234
Battery
237
Jump Starting
238
Rear Axle
242
Headlamp Aiming
243
Bulb Replacement
244
Halogen Bulbs
244
Headlamps
244
Front Turn Signal, Parking and Fog Lamps
245
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps (Base Level)
245
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps (Removable Hardtop)
246
Back-Up Lamps
246
License Plate Lamp
247
Replacement Bulbs
247
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
248
Tires
249
Winter Tires
250
Tire Sidewall Labeling
251
Tire Terminology and Definitions
252
Inflation - Tire Pressure
255
Tire Pressure Monitor System
256
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
258
Tire Inspection and Rotation
262
When It Is Time for New Tires
264
Buying New Tires
265
Different Size Tires and Wheels
267
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
267
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
269
Wheel Replacement
269
Tire Chains
272
If a Tire Goes Flat
272
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (Without Selector Switch)
273
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Selector Switch)
282
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
291
Appearance Care
292
Interior Cleaning
292
Fabric/Carpet
293
Leather
294
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
294
Care of Safety Belts
295
Weatherstrips
295
Washing Your Vehicle
295
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
296
Finish Care
296
Windshield and Wiper Blades
297
Convertible Top
297
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
298
Tires
298
Sheet Metal Damage
299
Finish Damage
299
Underbody Maintenance
299
Chemical Paint Spotting
299
Vehicle Identification
300
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
300
Service Parts Identification Label
300
Electrical System
300
Add-On Electrical Equipment
300
Headlamp Wiring
301
Power Windows and Other Power Options
301
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
301
Floor Console Fuse Block
301
Underhood Fuse Block
303
Capacities and Specifications
306
Maintenance Schedule
309
Maintenance Schedule
310
Introduction
310
Maintenance Requirements
310
Your Vehicle and the Environment
310
Using the Maintenance Schedule
311
Scheduled Maintenance
312
Additional Required Services
314
Maintenance Footnotes
315
Owner Checks and Services
316
At Each Fuel Fill
316
At Least Once a Month
317
At Least Once a Year
317
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
320
Maintenance Replacement Parts
322
Engine Drive Belt Routing
323
Maintenance Record
324
Customer Assistance Information
327
Customer Assistance and Information
328
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
328
Online Owner Center
330
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
331
Customer Assistance Offices
331
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
332
Roadside Assistance Program
332
Scheduling Service Appointments
334
Courtesy Transportation
335
Collision Damage Repair
336
Reporting Safety Defects
339
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
339
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
339
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
340
Service Publications Ordering Information
340
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
341
Event Data Recorders
341
OnStar®
342
Navigation System
342
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
342
Index
343

FAQ about the 2009 Pontiac Solstice Manual

What contains the 2009 Solstice manual?

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Solstice, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Solstice owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2009 Pontiac Solstice Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Pontiac Solstice year 2009 free?

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The Pontiac Solstice (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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