2009 Pontiac Torrent Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
2.43 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Pontiac Torrent BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint System
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
7
Power Seat
7
Manual Lumbar
8
Heated Seats
8
Manual Reclining Seatbacks
9
Head Restraints
11
Passenger Folding Seatback
12
Rear Seats
14
Split Folding Rear Seat
14
Safety Belts
16
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
16
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Lap-Shoulder Belt
29
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
44
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
46
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Airbag System
59
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
64
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
65
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
65
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
66
Passenger Sensing System
67
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
72
Restraint System Check
74
Checking the Restraint Systems
74
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
75
Features and Controls
77
Keys
79
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
80
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
81
Remote Vehicle Start
83
Doors and Locks
86
Door Locks
86
Power Door Locks
86
Delayed Locking
86
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
87
Rear Door Security Locks
87
Lockout Protection
88
Liftgate
88
Windows
90
Power Windows
91
Sun Visors
92
Theft-Deterrent Systems
92
Content Theft-Deterrent
93
Electronic Immobilizer
93
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
94
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
95
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
96
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
97
Starting the Engine
98
Engine Coolant Heater
99
Automatic Transmission Operation (3.4L V6 with 5-Speed)
100
Automatic Transmission Operation (3.6L V6 with 6-Speed)
103
Parking Brake
107
Shifting Into Park
108
Shifting Out of Park
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
110
Engine Exhaust
111
Running the Vehicle While Parked
112
Mirrors
112
Manual Rearview Mirror
112
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
113
Outside Power Mirrors
113
Outside Convex Mirrors
114
OnStar® System
114
Storage Areas
118
Glove Box
118
Cupholders
118
Center Console Storage
118
Luggage Carrier
118
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover
120
Rear Seat Armrest
121
Table
122
Convenience Net
123
Sunroof
123
Instrument Panel
125
Instrument Panel Overview
128
Hazard Warning Flashers
130
Horn
130
Tilt Wheel
130
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
131
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
131
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
132
Flash-to-Pass
132
Windshield Wipers
132
Windshield Washer
133
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
134
Cruise Control
134
Headlamps
137
Headlamps on Reminder
137
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
137
Automatic Headlamp System
138
Fog Lamps
138
Instrument Panel Brightness
139
Dome Lamp
139
Entry Lighting
139
Map Lamps
140
Cargo Lamp
140
Electric Power Management
140
Battery Run-Down Protection
141
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
142
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
142
Climate Controls
143
Climate Control System
143
Outlet Adjustment
147
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
147
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
148
Instrument Panel Cluster
149
Speedometer and Odometer
150
Trip Odometer
150
Tachometer
150
Safety Belt Reminders
151
Airbag Readiness Light
152
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
153
Charging System Light
154
Brake System Warning Light
154
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
155
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
156
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
156
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
157
Tire Pressure Light
157
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
158
Oil Pressure Light (US-Canada)
160
Change Engine Oil Light
161
Security Light
161
Fog Lamp Light
161
Cruise Control Light
162
Reduced Engine Power Light
162
Highbeam On Light
162
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
163
All-Wheel Drive Disabled Light
163
Gate Ajar Light
164
Door Ajar Light
164
Service Vehicle Soon Light
164
Fuel Gage
165
Low Fuel Warning Light
165
Driver Information Center (DIC)
166
DIC Operation and Displays
166
DIC Compass
171
DIC Warnings and Messages
173
DIC Vehicle Personalization
181
Audio System(s)
188
Setting the Clock
189
Radio(s)
191
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player)
211
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player)
216
XM Radio Messages
221
Navigation/Radio System
222
Bluetooth®
222
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System
233
Theft-Deterrent Feature
242
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
242
Radio Reception
243
Multi-Band Antenna
244
Driving Your Vehicle
245
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
246
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
246
Defensive Driving
246
Drunk Driving
247
Control of a Vehicle
247
Braking
248
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
249
Braking in Emergencies
249
StabiliTrak® System
250
Traction Control System (TCS)
251
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
252
Steering
253
Off-Road Recovery
255
Passing
256
Loss of Control
256
Driving at Night
257
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
258
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
259
Highway Hypnosis
259
Hill and Mountain Roads
260
Winter Driving
261
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
263
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
264
Loading the Vehicle
264
Towing
270
Towing Your Vehicle
270
Recreational Vehicle Towing
270
Towing a Trailer
277
Service and Appearance Care
285
Service
287
Accessories and Modifications
287
California Proposition 65 Warning
288
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
288
Doing Your Own Service Work
288
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
289
Fuel
289
Gasoline Octane
289
Gasoline Specifications
290
California Fuel
290
Additives
290
Fuels in Foreign Countries
291
Filling the Tank
292
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
294
Checking Things Under the Hood
294
Hood Release
295
Engine Compartment Overview
296
Engine Oil
299
Engine Oil Life System
302
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
304
Automatic Transmission Fluid
306
Cooling System
306
Engine Coolant
307
Engine Overheating
312
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
313
Power Steering Fluid
314
Windshield Washer Fluid
315
Brakes
316
Battery
319
Jump Starting
320
All-Wheel Drive
325
Headlamp Aiming
327
Bulb Replacement
327
Halogen Bulbs
327
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
328
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
329
License Plate Lamp
330
Replacement Bulbs
330
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
331
Tires
332
Tire Sidewall Labeling
333
Tire Terminology and Definitions
336
Inflation - Tire Pressure
339
High-Speed Operation
340
Tire Pressure Monitor System
341
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
343
Tire Inspection and Rotation
346
When It Is Time for New Tires
347
Buying New Tires
348
Different Size Tires and Wheels
350
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
350
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
352
Wheel Replacement
352
Tire Chains
353
If a Tire Goes Flat
354
Changing a Flat Tire
354
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
356
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
357
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
363
Compact Spare Tire
365
Appearance Care
366
Interior Cleaning
366
Fabric/Carpet
367
Leather
368
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
369
Care of Safety Belts
369
Weatherstrips
369
Washing Your Vehicle
370
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
370
Finish Care
371
Windshield and Wiper Blades
371
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
372
Tires
372
Sheet Metal Damage
373
Finish Damage
373
Underbody Maintenance
373
Chemical Paint Spotting
373
Vehicle Identification
374
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
374
Service Parts Identification Label
374
Electrical System
375
Add-On Electrical Equipment
375
Windshield Wiper Fuses
375
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
375
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
376
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
377
Capacities and Specifications
381
Maintenance Schedule
383
Maintenance Schedule
384
Introduction
384
Maintenance Requirements
384
Your Vehicle and the Environment
384
Using the Maintenance Schedule
384
Scheduled Maintenance
386
Additional Required Services
389
Maintenance Footnotes
390
Owner Checks and Services
392
At Each Fuel Fill
392
At Least Once a Month
393
At Least Once a Year
393
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
395
Maintenance Replacement Parts
397
Engine Drive Belt Routing
398
Maintenance Record
399
Customer Assistance Information
403
Customer Assistance and Information
404
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
404
Online Owner Center
407
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
408
Customer Assistance Offices
408
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
409
Roadside Assistance Program
409
Scheduling Service Appointments
412
Courtesy Transportation Program
412
Collision Damage Repair
414
Reporting Safety Defects
417
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
417
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
418
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
418
Service Publications Ordering Information
418
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
419
Event Data Recorders
420
OnStar®
421
Navigation System
421
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
421
Index
423

FAQ about the 2009 Pontiac Torrent Manual

What contains the 2009 Torrent manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Torrent, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac Torrent
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

Where to download the 2009 Pontiac Torrent Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Torrent year 2009 free?

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The Pontiac Torrent (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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