2010 Pontiac G3 Owner's Manual

2010 Pontiac G3 owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
G3
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
3.94 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Pontiac G3 BookTOC
1
Preface
3
Canadian Owners
3
Index
3
Safety Warnings and Symbols
4
Vehicle Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Door Locks
10
Liftgate
10
Trunk Release
11
Windows
11
Seat Adjustment
12
Second Row Seats
14
Head Restraint Adjustment
14
Safety Belt
15
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag
15
Mirror Adjustment
16
Steering Wheel Adjustment
17
Interior Lighting
17
Exterior Lighting
18
Windshield Wiper/Washer
18
Climate Controls
20
Transmission
21
Vehicle Features
22
Radio(s)
22
Satellite Radio
23
Portable Audio Devices
24
Steering Wheel Controls
24
Cruise Control
25
Power Outlets
25
Sunroof
25
Performance and Maintenance
26
Tire Pressure Monitor
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Hood Release
27
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
28
Roadside Assistance Program
28
OnStarĀ®
29
Seats and Restraint System
31
Head Restraints
32
Front Seats
34
Manual Seats
34
Seat Height Adjuster
35
Manual Lumbar
35
Reclining Seatbacks
36
Rear Seats
38
Rear Seat Operation (Sedan)
38
Rear Seat Operation (Hatchback)
40
Safety Belts
45
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
45
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
50
Lap-Shoulder Belt
59
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
62
Safety Belt Extender
63
Child Restraints
63
Older Children
63
Infants and Young Children
66
Child Restraint Systems
70
Where to Put the Restraint
72
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
73
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
81
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
84
Airbag System
87
Where Are the Airbags?
90
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
92
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
93
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
93
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
94
Passenger Sensing System
95
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
100
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
101
Restraint System Check
102
Checking the Restraint Systems
102
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
103
Features and Controls
105
Keys
106
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
107
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
108
Doors and Locks
110
Door Locks
110
Central Door Unlocking System
111
Door Ajar Reminder
111
Rear Door Security Locks
111
Trunk
112
Liftgate (Hatchback)
115
Windows
116
Manual Windows
117
Power Windows
117
Sun Visors
118
Theft-Deterrent Systems
118
Immobilizer
118
Immobilizer Operation
118
Content Theft-Deterrent
119
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
121
New Vehicle Break-In
121
Ignition Positions
122
Starting the Engine
123
Engine Heater
124
Automatic Transmission Operation
126
Manual Transmission Operation
130
Parking Brake
132
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
133
Shifting Out of Park
134
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
135
Parking Over Things That Burn
136
Engine Exhaust
136
Running the Vehicle While Parked
137
Mirrors
138
Manual Rearview Mirror
138
Outside Manual Mirrors
138
Outside Power Mirrors
139
Outside Convex Mirror
139
Outside Heated Mirrors
139
Storage Areas
140
Glove Box
140
Cupholders
140
Sunroof
141
Instrument Panel
143
Instrument Panel Overview
145
Hazard Warning Flashers
145
Horn
145
Tilt Wheel
145
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
146
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
146
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
147
Flash-to-Pass
147
Windshield Wipers
148
Windshield Washer
149
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
149
Cruise Control
150
Exterior Lamps
153
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
153
Fog Lamps
154
Instrument Panel Brightness
154
Dome Lamp
155
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
155
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
155
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
156
Clock
157
Climate Controls
157
Climate Control System
157
Outlet Adjustment
160
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
160
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
162
Instrument Panel Cluster
163
Speedometer and Odometer
164
Trip Odometer
164
Tachometer
164
Safety Belt Reminders
165
Airbag Readiness Light
165
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
166
Charging System Light
167
Up-Shift Light
168
Brake System Warning Light
168
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
169
Hold Mode Light
169
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
170
Tire Pressure Light
170
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
171
Oil Pressure Light
173
Change Engine Oil Light
174
Fog Lamp Light
175
Cruise Control Light
175
Highbeam On Light
175
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
175
Door Ajar Light
176
Fuel Gage
176
Low Fuel Warning Light
177
Audio System(s)
178
AM-FM Radio
179
Radio with CD
183
Using an MP3
190
XM Radio Messages
193
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
193
Radio Reception
194
Fixed Mast Antenna (Hatchback)
195
Backglass Antenna (Sedan)
195
Multi-Band Antenna
196
Driving Your Vehicle
197
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
198
Defensive Driving
198
Drunk Driving
198
Control of a Vehicle
199
Braking
199
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
200
Braking in Emergencies
201
Steering
201
Off-Road Recovery
203
Passing
203
Loss of Control
203
Driving at Night
204
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
205
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
206
Highway Hypnosis
206
Hill and Mountain Roads
206
Winter Driving
207
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
209
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
210
Loading the Vehicle
210
Towing
221
Towing Your Vehicle
221
Recreational Vehicle Towing
221
Towing a Trailer
223
Service and Appearance Care
225
Service
227
Accessories and Modifications
227
California Proposition 65 Warning
228
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
228
Doing Your Own Service Work
228
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
229
Fuel
229
Gasoline Octane
230
Gasoline Specifications
230
California Fuel
230
Additives
231
Fuels in Foreign Countries
232
Filling the Tank
232
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
234
Checking Things Under the Hood
235
Hood Release
236
Engine Compartment Overview
238
Engine Oil
239
Engine Oil Life System
242
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
243
Automatic Transmission Fluid
245
Manual Transmission Fluid
247
Hydraulic Clutch
247
Cooling System
248
Engine Coolant
249
Engine Overheating
254
Power Steering Fluid
256
Windshield Washer Fluid
257
Brakes
258
Battery
261
Jump Starting
262
Headlamp Aiming
266
Bulb Replacement
267
Halogen Bulbs
267
Headlamps
267
Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps
269
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Hatchback)
270
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Sedan)
271
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
271
License Plate Lamp
272
Replacement Bulbs
273
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
273
Tires
274
Tire Sidewall Labeling
275
Tire Terminology and Definitions
278
Inflation - Tire Pressure
281
Tire Pressure Monitor System
282
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
283
Tire Inspection and Rotation
285
When It Is Time for New Tires
287
Buying New Tires
287
Different Size Tires and Wheels
289
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
289
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
291
Wheel Replacement
291
Tire Chains
292
If a Tire Goes Flat
293
Changing a Flat Tire
294
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
295
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
297
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
302
Compact Spare Tire
302
Appearance Care
303
Interior Cleaning
303
Fabric/Carpet
304
Leather
305
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
305
Interior Plastic Components
305
Glass Surfaces
305
Care of Safety Belts
306
Weatherstrips
306
Washing Your Vehicle
306
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
306
Finish Care
307
Windshield and Wiper Blades
307
Aluminum Wheels
308
Tires
308
Sheet Metal Damage
308
Finish Damage
308
Underbody Maintenance
309
Chemical Paint Spotting
309
Vehicle Identification
309
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
309
Service Parts Identification Label
310
Electrical System
310
Add-On Electrical Equipment
310
Headlamp Wiring
310
Windshield Wiper Fuses
310
Power Windows and Other Power Options
310
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
311
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
311
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
313
Capacities and Specifications
317
Maintenance Schedule
319
Maintenance Schedule
320
Introduction
320
Scheduled Maintenance
321
Owner Checks and Services
327
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
330
Maintenance Replacement Parts
332
Engine Drive Belt Routing
333
Maintenance Record
334
Customer Assistance Information
337
Customer Assistance and Information
338
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
338
Online Owner Center
340
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
341
Customer Assistance Offices
341
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
342
Roadside Assistance Program
342
Scheduling Service Appointments
345
Courtesy Transportation Program
345
Collision Damage Repair
346
Reporting Safety Defects
350
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
350
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
350
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
350
Service Publications Ordering Information
351
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
352
Event Data Recorders
352
OnStarĀ®
353
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
353
Radio Frequency Statement
353
Index
355
Index_A
355
Index_B
356
Index_C
356
Index_D
358
Index_E
359
Index_F
359
Index_G
360
Index_H
360
Index_I
361
Index_J
361
Index_K
361
Index_L
361
Index_M
362
Index_N
363
Index_O
363
Index_P
363
Index_R
364
Index_S
365
Index_T
366
Index_U
367
Index_V
367
Index_W
368
Index_X
368

FAQ about the 2010 Pontiac G3 Manual

What contains the 2010 G3 manual?

The Pontiac G3 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac G3. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac G3 2010 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Pontiac G3, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2010 Pontiac G3 Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac G3 year 2010 free?

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The Pontiac G3 (2010) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2010 is available in English.

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