2010 Pontiac Vibe Owner's Manual

2010 Pontiac Vibe owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Vibe
Rating:
(3)

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Size:
1.7 MB

Table of Contents

2010 Pontiac Vibe BookTOC
1
Keys, Doors and Windows
7
Keys and Locks
8
Keys
8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
9
Door Locks
11
Power Door Locks
12
Safety Locks
12
Doors
12
Liftgate
12
Vehicle Security
13
Vehicle Security
13
Anti-Theft Alarm System
13
Immobilizer
15
Immobilizer Operation
15
Exterior Mirrors
16
Power Mirrors
16
Folding Mirrors
16
Interior Mirrors
17
Manual Rearview Mirror
17
Windows
17
Windows
17
Power Windows
18
Sun Visors
18
Roof
19
Sunroof
19
Seats and Restraints
21
Head Restraints
22
Head Restraints
22
Active Head Restraints
23
Front Seats
23
Seat Position
23
Seat Adjustment
24
Reclining Seatbacks
24
Folding Seatback
26
Rear Seats
27
Rear Seats
27
Safety Belts
28
Safety Belts
28
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
32
Lap-Shoulder Belt
38
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
40
Safety Belt Extender
41
Safety System Check
41
Safety Belt Care
42
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash
42
Airbag System
43
Airbag System
43
Where Are the Airbags?
44
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
46
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
47
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
48
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
48
Passenger Sensing System
49
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
54
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
55
Airbag System Check
56
Replacing Airbag System Parts After a Crash
56
Child Restraints
57
Older Children
57
Infants and Young Children
58
Child Restraint Systems
61
Where to Put the Restraint
63
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
65
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
71
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
71
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Seat Position)
73
Storage
77
Storage Compartments
77
Glove Box
77
Cupholders
77
Front Storage
78
Overhead Console
78
Center Console Storage
78
Additional Storage Features
78
Cargo Cover
78
Load Rails and Hooks
80
Cargo Tie Downs
80
Cargo Management System
80
Roof Rack System
81
Roof Rack
81
Instruments and Controls
83
Instrument Panel Overview
84
Instrument Panel Overview
84
Controls
86
Steering Wheel Adjustment
86
Steering Wheel Controls
86
Horn
87
Windshield Wiper/Washer
87
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
88
Power Outlets (Accessory Power Outlets)
88
Power Outlets (115 Volt Alternating Current)
89
Cigarette Lighter
90
Ashtrays
90
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
90
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
90
Instrument Cluster
91
Speedometer
92
Odometer
92
Trip Odometer
92
Tachometer
92
Fuel Gage
92
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
93
Safety Belt Reminders
93
Airbag Readiness Light
94
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
95
Charging System Light
96
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
96
Brake System Warning Light
99
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
99
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
100
Speed Sensitive Power Steering (SSPS) Warning Light
100
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light
100
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
101
Tire Pressure Light
101
Engine Oil Pressure Light
101
Low Fuel Warning Light
102
Security Light
102
High-Beam on Light
102
Fog Lamp Light
102
Lamps on Reminder
102
Taillamp Indicator Light
103
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
103
Cruise Control Light
103
Door Ajar Light
103
Vehicle Personalization
103
Vehicle Personalization
103
OnStar System
105
OnStar® System
105
Lighting
109
Exterior Lighting
109
Exterior Lamp Controls
109
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
110
Flash-to-Pass
110
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
110
Automatic Headlamp System
111
Hazard Warning Flashers
111
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
111
Fog Lamps
112
Interior Lighting
112
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
112
Dome Lamps
112
Reading Lamps
113
Lighting Features
113
Entry Lighting
113
Battery Power Protection
113
Infotainment System
115
Introduction
115
Introduction
115
Operation
116
Radio
118
AM-FM Radio
118
Satellite Radio
120
Radio Reception
122
Fixed Mast Antenna
122
Satellite Radio Antenna
123
Audio Players
123
CD Player
123
MP3
125
Auxiliary Devices
128
Climate Controls
129
Climate Control Systems
129
Climate Control Systems
129
Air Vents
132
Air Vents
132
Maintenance
132
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
132
Driving and Operating
135
Driving Information
136
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
136
Defensive Driving
136
Drunk Driving
137
Control of a Vehicle
137
Braking
138
Steering
138
Off-Road Recovery
140
Loss of Control
140
Driving on Wet Roads
141
Highway Hypnosis
142
Hill and Mountain Roads
142
Winter Driving
143
If the Vehicle is Stuck
145
Vehicle Load Limits
146
Starting and Operating
150
New Vehicle Break-In
150
Ignition Positions
150
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
152
Starting the Engine
152
Engine Heater
153
Shifting Into Park
154
Shifting Out of Park
156
Parking
156
Parking Over Things That Burn
157
Engine Exhaust
157
Engine Exhaust
157
Running the Vehicle While Parked
158
Automatic Transmission
158
Automatic Transmission (Four Speed Automatic)
158
Automatic Transmission (Five Speed Automatic)
161
Manual Mode
162
Manual Transmission
163
Manual Transmission
163
Drive Systems
165
All-Wheel Drive
165
Brakes
166
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
166
Parking Brake
167
Ride Control Systems
167
Traction Control System (TCS)
167
StabiliTrak System
169
Cruise Control
170
Cruise Control
170
Fuel
172
Fuel
172
Recommended Fuel
173
Gasoline Specifications
173
California Fuel Requirements
173
Fuels in Foreign Countries
174
Fuel Additives
174
Filling the Tank
175
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
177
Towing
177
General Towing Information
177
Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
178
Trailer Towing
182
Towing Equipment
183
Conversions and Add?Ons
184
Add-On Electrical Equipment
184
Vehicle Care
185
General Information
186
General Information
186
California Proposition 65 Warning
186
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
187
Accessories and Modifications
187
Vehicle Checks
188
Doing Your Own Service Work
188
Hood
189
Engine Compartment Overview
190
Engine Oil
193
Automatic Transmission Fluid
196
Manual Transmission Fluid
198
Hydraulic Clutch
199
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
200
Cooling System
203
Engine Coolant
203
Engine Overheating
207
Power Steering Fluid
208
Washer Fluid
208
Brakes
210
Brake Fluid
211
Battery
212
All-Wheel Drive
213
Starter Switch Check
214
Wiper Blade Replacement
214
Headlamp Aiming
216
Headlamp Aiming
216
Bulb Replacement
217
Bulb Replacement
217
Halogen Bulbs
217
Headlamps and Parking Lamps
217
Taillamps
219
License Plate Lamp
220
Replacement Bulbs
221
Electrical System
221
Electrical System Overload
221
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
222
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
222
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
225
Wheels and Tires
227
Tires
227
Tire Sidewall Labeling
228
Tire Designations
230
Tire Terminology and Definitions
230
Tire Pressure
233
Tire Pressure Monitor System
234
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
236
Tire Inspection
238
Tire Rotation
239
When It Is Time for New Tires
240
Buying New Tires
240
Different Size Tires and Wheels
242
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
242
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
244
Wheel Replacement
244
Tire Chains
245
If a Tire Goes Flat
246
Tire Changing
247
Compact Spare Tire
252
Jump Starting
253
Jump Starting
253
Towing
257
Towing the Vehicle
257
Recreational Vehicle Towing
257
Appearance Care
259
Exterior Care
259
Interior Care
264
Floor Mats
267
Service and Maintenance
269
General Information
269
General Information
269
Scheduled Maintenance
271
Scheduled Maintenance
271
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
283
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
283
Maintenance Replacement Parts
285
Maintenance Records
286
Maintenance Records
286
Technical Data
289
Vehicle Identification
289
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
289
Service Parts Identification Label
289
Vehicle Data
290
Capacities and Specifications
290
Engine Drive Belt Routing
292
Customer Information
293
Customer Information
293
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
293
Customer Assistance Offices
295
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
296
Online Owner Center
296
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
297
Roadside Assistance Program
298
Scheduling Service Appointments
300
Courtesy Transportation Program
300
Collision Damage Repair
302
Service Publications Ordering Information
304
Reporting Safety Defects
305
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
305
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
305
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
306
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
306
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
306
Event Data Recorders
306
OnStar®
307
Navigation System
307
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
308
Radio Frequency Statement (US, Can)
308
Index
309

FAQ about the 2010 Pontiac Vibe Manual

What contains the 2010 Vibe manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Pontiac Vibe
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2010 Pontiac Vibe Owners Manual?

The Pontiac Vibe owner manual for the 2010 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Pontiac Vibe year 2010 free?

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The Pontiac Vibe (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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