2010 Pontiac G5 Owner's Manual

2010 Pontiac G5 owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
G5
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.22 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Pontiac G5 BookTOC
1
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
10
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
10
Remote Vehicle Start
10
Door Locks
11
Trunk Release
12
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Head Restraint Adjustment
15
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
19
Climate Controls
20
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
22
Portable Audio Devices (Auxiliary Input or USB Port)
22
Steering Wheel Controls
23
Bluetooth®
23
Cruise Control
24
Power Outlets
24
Performance and Maintenance
24
Traction Control System (TCS)
24
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
25
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
26
Engine Oil Life System
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
28
Seats and Restraint System
31
Front Seats
32
Manual Seats
32
Seat Height Adjuster
33
Manual Lumbar
33
Heated Seats
34
Reclining Seatbacks
34
Head Restraints
37
Easy Entry Seat (Coupe)
38
Rear Seats
39
Split Folding Rear Seat
39
Safety Belts
41
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
41
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
46
Lap-Shoulder Belt
55
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
61
Safety Belt Extender
61
Child Restraints
62
Older Children
62
Infants and Young Children
65
Child Restraint Systems
69
Where to Put the Restraint
71
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
73
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
79
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
82
Airbag System
85
Where Are the Airbags?
88
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
90
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
91
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
91
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
92
Passenger Sensing System
94
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
99
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
100
Restraint System Check
101
Checking the Restraint Systems
101
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
102
Features and Controls
103
Keys
104
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
105
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
105
Remote Vehicle Start
108
Doors and Locks
110
Door Locks
110
Power Door Locks
111
Delayed Locking
111
Automatic Door Lock
111
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
112
Rear Door Security Locks (Sedan)
112
Lockout Protection
113
Trunk
113
Windows
115
Manual Windows
115
Power Windows
116
Sun Visors
117
Theft-Deterrent Systems
117
Content Theft-Deterrent
117
Electronic Immobilizer
119
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
119
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
121
New Vehicle Break-In
121
Ignition Positions
121
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
124
Starting the Engine
124
Engine Coolant Heater
125
Automatic Transmission Operation
126
Manual Transmission Operation
129
Parking Brake
131
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
132
Shifting Out of Park (Automatic Transmission)
133
Parking the Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
134
Parking Over Things That Burn
134
Engine Exhaust
135
Running the Vehicle While Parked
136
Mirrors
137
Manual Rearview Mirror
137
Outside Remote Control Mirror
137
Outside Power Mirrors
137
Outside Convex Mirror
138
Storage Areas
138
Glove Box
138
Cupholders
138
Center Console Storage
138
Driver Storage Compartment
138
Convenience Net
138
Sunroof
139
Instrument Panel
141
Instrument Panel Overview
143
Hazard Warning Flashers
143
Horn
143
Tilt Wheel
143
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
144
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
144
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
145
Flash-to-Pass
145
Windshield Wipers
145
Windshield Washer
146
Cruise Control
147
Headlamps
149
Wiper Activated Headlamps
150
Headlamps on Reminder
150
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
150
Fog Lamps
151
Instrument Panel Brightness
151
Dome Lamp
151
Entry/Exit Lighting
152
Mirror Reading Lamps
152
Electric Power Management
152
Battery Run-Down Protection
153
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
153
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
154
Climate Controls
154
Climate Control System
154
Outlet Adjustment
157
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
158
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
159
Instrument Panel Cluster
160
Speedometer and Odometer
161
Tachometer
161
Safety Belt Reminders
162
Airbag Readiness Light
163
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
164
Charging System Light
165
Up-Shift Light
165
Brake System Warning Light
166
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
167
Enhanced Traction System (ETS) Indicator/Warning Light
167
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light
168
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
169
Tire Pressure Light
169
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
170
Oil Pressure Light
173
Security Light
173
Fog Lamp Light
174
Highbeam On Light
174
Fuel Gage
174
Driver Information Center (DIC)
175
DIC Operation and Displays
176
DIC Warnings and Messages
178
DIC Vehicle Personalization
183
Audio System(s)
189
Setting the Clock
190
Radio(s)
191
Using an MP3
203
XM Radio Messages
210
Bluetooth®
211
Theft-Deterrent Feature
221
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
222
Radio Reception
223
Fixed Mast Antenna
224
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
224
Driving Your Vehicle
225
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
226
Defensive Driving
226
Drunk Driving
226
Control of a Vehicle
227
Braking
227
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
228
Braking in Emergencies
229
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
230
Traction Control System (TCS)
232
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
235
Steering
237
Off-Road Recovery
239
Passing
239
Loss of Control
239
Driving at Night
241
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
242
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
243
Highway Hypnosis
243
Hill and Mountain Roads
244
Winter Driving
245
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
247
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
248
Loading the Vehicle
248
Towing
254
Towing Your Vehicle
254
Recreational Vehicle Towing
254
Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transmission)
257
Towing a Trailer (Manual Transmission)
263
Service and Appearance Care
265
Service
267
Accessories and Modifications
267
California Proposition 65 Warning
268
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
268
Doing Your Own Service Work
268
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
269
Fuel
269
Gasoline Octane
270
Gasoline Specifications
270
California Fuel
270
Additives
270
Fuels in Foreign Countries
271
Filling the Tank
272
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
274
Checking Things Under the Hood
274
Hood Release
275
Engine Compartment Overview
276
Engine Oil
277
Engine Oil Life System
280
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
282
Automatic Transmission Fluid
283
Hydraulic Clutch
283
Cooling System
284
Engine Coolant
288
Engine Overheating
291
Windshield Washer Fluid
292
Brakes
293
Battery
297
Jump Starting
298
Headlamp Aiming
302
Bulb Replacement
305
Halogen Bulbs
305
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
306
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
307
Taillamps and Turn Signal Lamps (Coupe)
308
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Sedan)
308
Back-Up Lamps (Coupe)
309
License Plate Lamp
310
Replacement Bulbs
311
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
311
Tires
312
Tire Sidewall Labeling
313
Tire Terminology and Definitions
316
Inflation - Tire Pressure
319
Tire Pressure Monitor System
320
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
322
Tire Inspection and Rotation
326
When It Is Time for New Tires
328
Buying New Tires
328
Different Size Tires and Wheels
330
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
331
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
332
Wheel Replacement
332
Tire Chains
334
If a Tire Goes Flat
334
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
336
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
343
Changing a Flat Tire
344
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
345
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
350
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
354
Compact Spare Tire
357
Appearance Care
358
Interior Cleaning
358
Fabric/Carpet
359
Leather
360
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
360
Care of Safety Belts
360
Weatherstrips
361
Washing Your Vehicle
361
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
361
Finish Care
362
Windshield and Wiper Blades
362
Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim
363
Tires
364
Sheet Metal Damage
364
Finish Damage
364
Underbody Maintenance
364
Chemical Paint Spotting
364
Vehicle Identification
365
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
365
Service Parts Identification Label
365
Electrical System
366
Add-On Electrical Equipment
366
Headlamp Wiring
366
Windshield Wiper Fuses
366
Power Windows and Other Power Options
366
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
367
Floor Console Fuse Block
367
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
369
Capacities and Specifications
373
Maintenance Schedule
375
Maintenance Schedule
376
Introduction
376
Scheduled Maintenance
377
Owner Checks and Services
382
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
384
Maintenance Replacement Parts
386
Engine Drive Belt Routing
387
Maintenance Record
388
Customer Assistance Information
391
Customer Assistance and Information
392
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
392
Online Owner Center
395
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
396
Customer Assistance Offices
396
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
397
Roadside Assistance Program
397
Scheduling Service Appointments
400
Courtesy Transportation Program
400
Collision Damage Repair
401
Reporting Safety Defects
404
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
404
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
405
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
405
Service Publications Ordering Information
405
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
406
Event Data Recorders
407
OnStar®
408
Navigation System
408
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
408
Radio Frequency Statement
408
Index
409

FAQ about the 2010 Pontiac G5 Manual

What contains the 2010 G5 manual?

The Pontiac G5 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac G5. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac G5 2010 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac G5, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2010 Pontiac G5 Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac G5 year 2010 free?

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The Pontiac G5 (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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