2009 Saturn Astra Owner's Manual

2009 Saturn Astra owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Saturn
Model:
Astra
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
1.64 MB

Table of Contents

2009 Saturn ASTRA BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraints
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
6
Lumbar Seat Adjustment
7
Reclining Seatbacks
7
Head Restraints
9
Heated Seats
10
Rear Seats
11
Rear Seat Operation
11
Safety Belts
12
Safety Belts
12
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
16
Lap-Shoulder Belt
22
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
26
Safety Belt Extender
26
Safety Belt Check
26
Care of Safety Belts
27
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
27
Airbag System
28
Airbag System
28
Where Are the Airbags?
30
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
31
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
32
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
32
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
33
Passenger Sensing System
34
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
39
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
40
Airbag System Check
41
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
41
Child Restraints
42
Older Children
42
Infants and Young Children
44
Child Restraint Systems
47
Where to Put the Restraint
48
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
50
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
54
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
55
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat)
57
Keys, Doors and Windows
61
Keys
62
Keys
62
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
63
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
64
Doors and Locks
65
Door Locks
65
Power Door Locks
66
Rear Door Security Locks
66
Liftgate
66
Theft-Deterrent Systems
68
Theft-Deterrent Systems
68
Immobilizer
68
Immobilizer Operation
68
Content Theft-Deterrent
69
Windows
70
Windows
70
Power Windows
70
Sun Visors
71
Mirrors
71
Manual Rearview Mirror
71
Outside Mirror(s)
71
Outside Power Mirror(s)
72
Sunroof
72
Sunroof
72
Storage
73
Storage
73
Glove Box
73
Cupholders
73
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
73
Cargo Cover
74
Cargo Tie Downs
74
Instruments and Controls
75
Instrument Panel Overview
76
Instrument Panel Overview
76
Hazard Warning Flashers
78
Horn
78
Tilt Wheel
78
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
78
Cruise Control
79
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
82
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
82
Flash-to-Pass
82
Windshield Wipers
82
Windshield Washer
83
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
83
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
84
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
85
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
85
Instrument Panel Cluster
86
Speedometer and Odometer
87
Trip Odometer(s)
87
Tachometer
87
Safety Belt Reminders
87
Airbag Readiness Light
88
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
89
Charging System Light
90
Brake System Warning Light
90
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
91
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
91
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
92
Tire Pressure Light
92
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
92
Oil Pressure Light
95
Low Oil Level Light
96
Winter Driving Mode Light
96
Fog Lamp Light
96
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
97
Cruise Control Light
97
Highbeam On Light
97
Door Ajar Light
97
Service Vehicle Soon Light
97
Fuel Gage
98
Low Fuel Warning Light
98
Driver Information Center (DIC)
99
Driver Information Center (DIC)
99
DIC Operation and Displays (Uplevel DIC and Audio)
100
DIC Operation and Displays (Base Level DIC and Audio)
106
DIC Warnings and Messages (Base and Uplevel Systems)
110
OnStar® System
112
OnStar® System
112
Lighting
115
Lighting
115
Exterior Lamps Controls
115
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
116
Delayed Headlamps
116
Fog Lamps
116
Instrument Panel Brightness
117
Dome Lamp(s)
117
Entry Lighting
117
Reading Lamps
117
Trunk Lamp
118
Battery Run-Down Protection
118
Infotainment
119
Audio System(s)
119
Audio System(s)
119
Radio(s)
120
Theft-Deterrent Feature
141
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
141
Radio Reception
142
Fixed Mast Antenna
142
Climate Controls
143
Climate Controls
143
Climate Control System
143
Outlet Adjustment
146
Driving and Operating
147
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
148
New Vehicle Break-In
148
Ignition Positions
148
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
149
Starting the Engine
149
Engine Heater
151
Automatic Transmission Operation
152
Manual Transmission Operation
155
Parking Brake
156
Shifting Into Park
157
Shifting Out of Park
158
Parking the Vehicle
159
Parking Over Things That Burn
159
Engine Exhaust
160
Running the Vehicle While Parked
160
Driving Your Vehicle
161
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
161
Defensive Driving
162
Drunk Driving
162
Control of a Vehicle
163
Braking
163
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
164
StabiliTrak® System
165
Steering
166
Off-Road Recovery
167
Passing
168
Loss of Control
168
Driving at Night
169
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
170
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
171
Highway Hypnosis
171
Hill and Mountain Roads
172
Winter Driving
173
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
175
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
175
Loading the Vehicle
176
Fuel
180
Fuel
180
Gasoline Octane
180
Gasoline Specifications
180
California Fuel
180
Additives
180
Fuels in Foreign Countries
181
Filling the Tank
182
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
183
Vehicle Service and Care
185
Service
186
Service
186
Accessories and Modifications
187
California Proposition 65 Warning
187
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
187
Doing Your Own Service Work
188
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
188
Owner Checks
188
Owner Checks
188
Hood Release
189
Engine Compartment Overview
190
Engine Oil
191
Engine Oil Life System
193
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
195
Automatic Transmission Fluid
196
Manual Transmission Fluid
196
Hydraulic Clutch
196
Cooling System
196
Engine Coolant
200
Pressure Cap
202
Engine Overheating
202
Power Steering Fluid
204
Windshield Washer Fluid
204
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
205
Brakes
206
Battery
209
Headlamp Aiming
210
Headlamp Aiming
210
Bulb Replacement
212
Bulb Replacement
212
Halogen Bulbs
212
Front Turn Signal Lamps
212
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
213
Taillamps (Five-Door Hatchback)
214
Taillamps (Three-Door Hatchback)
216
License Plate Lamp
217
Replacement Bulbs
218
Electrical System
218
Add-On Electrical Equipment
218
Headlamp Wiring
218
Fuses
219
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
219
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
221
Tires
224
Tires
224
Winter Tires
225
Tire Sidewall Labeling
226
Tire Terminology and Definitions
228
Inflation - Tire Pressure
231
High-Speed Operation
232
Tire Pressure Monitor System
233
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
235
Tire Inspection and Rotation
236
When It Is Time for New Tires
238
Buying New Tires
238
Different Size Tires and Wheels
240
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
241
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
242
Wheel Replacement
243
Tire Chains
244
Tire Changing
244
If a Tire Goes Flat
244
Changing a Flat Tire
245
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
246
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
247
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
250
Compact Spare Tire
252
Jump Starting
253
Jump Starting
253
Towing
257
Towing Your Vehicle
257
Recreational Vehicle Towing
257
Towing a Trailer
257
Appearance Care
257
Interior Cleaning
257
Exterior Cleaning
260
Sheet Metal Damage
263
Finish Damage
263
Underbody Maintenance
264
Chemical Paint Spotting
264
Technical Data
265
Vehicle Identification
265
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
265
Service Parts Identification Label
265
Capacities and Specifications
266
Capacities and Specifications
266
Service and Maintenance
269
Service and Maintenance
269
Introduction
269
Maintenance Requirements
269
Your Vehicle and the Environment
270
Using the Maintenance Schedule
270
Scheduled Maintenance
271
Additional Required Services
274
Maintenance Footnotes
276
Owner Checks and Services
277
At Each Fuel Fill
277
At Least Once a Month
278
At Least Once a Year
278
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
280
Maintenance Replacement Parts
282
Engine Drive Belt Routing
283
Maintenance Record
284
Customer Information
287
Customer Information
287
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
287
Online Owner Center
290
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
291
Customer Assistance Offices
291
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
292
Roadside Assistance Program
292
Scheduling Service Appointments
294
Courtesy Transportation
295
Collision Damage Repair
296
Reporting Safety Defects
300
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
300
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
300
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
300
Service Publications Ordering Information
301
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
302
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
302
Event Data Recorders
302
OnStar®
303
Navigation System
303
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
303
Index
305

FAQ about the 2009 Saturn Astra Manual

What contains the 2009 Astra manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Saturn Astra owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Saturn Astra

Where to download the 2009 Saturn Astra Owners Manual?

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

Is the manual for the Saturn Astra year 2009 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2009 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Saturn Astra (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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