2010 Pontiac G6 Owner's Manual

2010 Pontiac G6 owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
G6
Rating:
(6)

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Size:
2.5 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Pontiac G6 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
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
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
19
Vehicle Features
20
Radio(s)
20
Satellite Radio
21
Portable Audio Devices
21
Steering Wheel Controls
22
Bluetooth®
22
Cruise Control
23
Power Outlets
23
Performance and Maintenance
24
Traction Control System (TCS)
24
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
24
Tire Pressure Monitor
25
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
25
Engine Oil Life System
26
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
26
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
27
Roadside Assistance Program
27
OnStar®
28
Seats and Restraint System
31
Head Restraints
32
Front Seats
34
Manual Seats
34
Power Seats
35
Power Lumbar
35
Heated Seats
36
Reclining Seatbacks
37
Seatback Latch
40
Easy Entry Seat
41
Power Lift Seat
42
Rear Seats
43
60/40 Split Bench Seat (Sedan and Coupe)
43
Safety Belts
44
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
44
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
50
Lap-Shoulder Belt
58
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
65
Safety Belt Extender
65
Child Restraints
66
Older Children
66
Infants and Young Children
69
Child Restraint Systems
72
Where to Put the Restraint
74
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
76
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
84
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
86
Airbag System
89
Where Are the Airbags?
91
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
93
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
95
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
95
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
95
Passenger Sensing System
97
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
102
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
102
Restraint System Check
104
Checking the Restraint Systems
104
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
105
Features and Controls
107
Keys
108
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
109
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
109
Remote Vehicle Start
111
Doors and Locks
114
Door Locks
114
Power Door Locks
114
Door Ajar Reminder
115
Delayed Locking
115
Automatic Door Lock
115
Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
116
Rear Door Security Locks
116
Lockout Protection
117
Trunk
117
Windows
119
Power Windows
120
Sun Visors
122
Theft-Deterrent Systems
122
Content Theft-Deterrent
122
Electronic Immobilizer
124
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
124
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
126
New Vehicle Break-In
126
Ignition Positions
126
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
127
Starting the Engine
127
Engine Coolant Heater
129
Automatic Transmission Operation
130
Parking Brake
135
Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission)
136
Shifting Out of Park
137
Parking Over Things That Burn
138
Engine Exhaust
138
Running the Vehicle While Parked
139
Mirrors
140
Manual Rearview Mirror
140
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
140
Compass
141
Outside Power Mirrors
142
Outside Convex Mirror
142
Storage Areas
143
Glove Box
143
Cupholders
143
Center Console Storage
143
Convenience Net
143
Sunroof
143
Retractable Hardtop
144
Lowering the Retractable Hardtop
144
Raising the Retractable Hardtop
147
Instrument Panel
151
Instrument Panel Overview
153
Hazard Warning Flashers
153
Horn
153
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
153
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
154
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
154
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
155
Flash-to-Pass
155
Windshield Wipers
155
Windshield Washer
156
Cruise Control
157
Headlamps
160
Headlamps on Reminder
160
Headlamps Off in Park
161
Delayed Headlamps
161
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
161
Automatic Headlamp System
162
Fog Lamps
162
Instrument Panel Brightness
163
Courtesy Lamps
163
Dome Lamps
163
Entry/Exit Lighting
163
Parade Dimming
164
Reading Lamps
164
Trunk Lamp
164
Electric Power Management
164
Battery Run-Down Protection
165
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
165
Climate Controls
166
Climate Control System
166
Automatic Climate Control System
170
Outlet Adjustment
174
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
174
Instrument Panel Cluster
175
Speedometer and Odometer
176
Trip Odometer
176
Tachometer
176
Safety Belt Reminders
177
Airbag Readiness Light
178
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
179
Charging System Light
180
Brake System Warning Light
180
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
181
Traction Off Light
182
Electronic Stability Control Indicator Light
182
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
183
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
183
Tire Pressure Light
183
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
184
Oil Pressure Light
187
Security Light
187
Cruise Control Light
188
Highbeam On Light
188
Fuel Gage
188
Low Fuel Warning Light
189
Driver Information Center (DIC)
189
DIC Operation and Displays
190
DIC Warnings and Messages
192
DIC Vehicle Personalization
197
Audio System(s)
203
Setting the Clock
203
Radio(s)
204
Using an MP3
213
XM Radio Messages
220
Bluetooth®
221
Theft-Deterrent Feature
231
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
232
Radio Reception
233
Fixed Mast Antenna (Retractable Hardtop)
234
Backglass Antenna (Coupe and Sedan)
234
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
234
Driving Your Vehicle
235
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
236
Defensive Driving
236
Drunk Driving
236
Control of a Vehicle
237
Braking
237
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
238
Braking in Emergencies
239
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
239
Traction Control System (TCS)
240
Steering
242
Off-Road Recovery
243
Passing
244
Loss of Control
244
Driving at Night
245
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
246
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
247
Highway Hypnosis
247
Hill and Mountain Roads
248
Winter Driving
249
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
251
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
252
Loading the Vehicle
252
Towing
257
Towing Your Vehicle
257
Recreational Vehicle Towing
257
Towing a Trailer
261
Service and Appearance Care
269
Service
272
Accessories and Modifications
272
California Proposition 65 Warning
273
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
273
Doing Your Own Service Work
273
Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle
274
Fuel
274
Gasoline Octane
275
Gasoline Specifications
275
California Fuel
275
Additives
276
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
277
Fuels in Foreign Countries
279
Filling the Tank
279
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
281
Checking Things Under the Hood
282
Hood Release
283
Engine Compartment Overview
284
Engine Oil
289
Engine Oil Life System
292
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
294
Automatic Transmission Fluid (2.4L L4, 3.5L V6 and 3.6L V6 Engines)
295
Automatic Transmission Fluid (3.9L V6 Engine)
296
Cooling System
298
Engine Coolant
299
Engine Overheating
303
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
305
Power Steering Fluid
305
Windshield Washer Fluid
306
Brakes
307
Battery
310
Jump Starting
311
Headlamp Aiming
315
Bulb Replacement
315
Halogen Bulbs
315
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
316
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Sedan)
317
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Retractable Hardtop and Coupe)
318
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Sedan)
318
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Coupe)
319
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Sidemarker, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps (Retractable Hardtop)
321
License Plate Lamp
322
Replacement Bulbs
322
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
323
Tires
324
Winter Tires
325
Tire Sidewall Labeling
326
Tire Terminology and Definitions
329
Inflation - Tire Pressure
332
High-Speed Operation
334
Tire Pressure Monitor System
334
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
335
Tire Inspection and Rotation
341
When It Is Time for New Tires
342
Buying New Tires
343
Different Size Tires and Wheels
345
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
346
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
347
Wheel Replacement
347
Tire Chains
349
If a Tire Goes Flat
349
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
350
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage
357
Changing a Flat Tire
358
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
359
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
361
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
367
Compact Spare Tire
374
Appearance Care
375
Interior Cleaning
375
Fabric/Carpet
376
Leather
377
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
377
Care of Safety Belts
378
Weatherstrips
378
Washing Your Vehicle
378
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
379
Finish Care
379
Windshield and Wiper Blades
380
Aluminum Wheels
380
Tires
381
Sheet Metal Damage
381
Finish Damage
381
Underbody Maintenance
381
Chemical Paint Spotting
382
Vehicle Identification
382
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
382
Service Parts Identification Label
383
Electrical System
383
Add-On Electrical Equipment
383
Windshield Wiper Fuses
383
Power Windows and Other Power Options
383
Fuses
384
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
384
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
387
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
390
Capacities and Specifications
393
Maintenance Schedule
397
Maintenance Schedule
398
Introduction
398
Scheduled Maintenance
399
Owner Checks and Services
404
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
406
Maintenance Replacement Parts
407
Engine Drive Belt Routing
408
Maintenance Record
410
Customer Assistance Information
413
Customer Assistance and Information
414
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
414
Online Owner Center
417
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
418
Customer Assistance Offices
418
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
419
Roadside Assistance Program
419
Scheduling Service Appointments
422
Courtesy Transportation Program
422
Collision Damage Repair
423
Reporting Safety Defects
426
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
426
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
427
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
427
Service Publications Ordering Information
427
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
428
Event Data Recorders
429
OnStar®
430
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
430
Radio Frequency Statement
430
Index
431

FAQ about the 2010 Pontiac G6 Manual

What contains the 2010 G6 manual?

The Pontiac G6 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac G6. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac G6 2010 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac G6 owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac G6

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The Pontiac G6 (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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