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  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Every 2001 Regal under warranty is backed with the following services: 1-800-252-1112 ( For vehicles purchased in Canada, call 1-800-268-6800 ...: Courtesy Transportation Free lockout assistance Free dead-battery assistance Free out-of-fuel assistance Free flat-tire change Emergency towing
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    2001 Buick Regal Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 10422379 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 2000 All Rights Reserved i
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... Controls Safety Belts Air Bag Systems Restraint Systems for Children Features and Controls Section 2 Windows Keys and Door ... Net (If Equipped) Auxillary Power Outlets/Auxiliary Power Connection OnStar® System (If Equipped) Sunroof (If Equipped) Instrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages Driver ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Tips for Various Road Conditions Recreational Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating Changing a Flat Tire If You're Stuck iii
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants GM Oil Life System™ (If Equipped) Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger ... Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires and Wheels Appearance Care Electrical System/Fuses and Circuit Breakers Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Assistance and Courtesy Transportation Warranty Information (See Warranty Manual) Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-9 Service Publications Index Section 9 In the Index ... it to quickly find something you want to read. Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide v
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, BUICK, the BUICK Emblem and the name REGAL are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If ..., it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... some other symbols you may see: ENGINE COOLANT TEMP WINDSHIELD WASHER BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM FUSE TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER ... HORN BRAKE FASTEN SEAT BELTS HAZARD WARNING FLASHER POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER COOLANT FUEL ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN AIR ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Service Station Guide Windshield Washer Fluid See Section 6 Cooling System Battery See Section 5 Tire Pressure See Section 6 For See Section 6 a More Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6 Spare Tire Pressure See Section 5 Hood Release See Section 6...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Air Bag Systems Rear Seat Passengers 1-33 1-36 1-37 1-... Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Center Passenger Position Children Restraint Systems for Children Older Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... to adjust the seats and explains the reclining seatbacks and head restraints. 2-Way Manual Front Seats CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    6-Way Power Seats (If Equipped) The driver's switch is located on the left side of the driver's seat cushion. The passenger's switch is located on the right side of the passenger's seat cushion....the rear portion of your seat, push the rear of the switch up or down. If your vehicle is...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Reclining Front Seatbacks Lift the lever to release the seatback, then move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock the seatback in place. Pull up on the lever without pushing on the seatback and the seatback will move forward. But don't have a seatback reclined if your ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    Split Folding Rear Seat This feature enables you to access your trunk. Pull forward on the seat tab, located on the front of the .... This will disengage the inside seat tab when the release is locked. The seat will then only open from the tab on the rear of the seatback, located inside the trunk. 1-6
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... should not do with safety belts. And it explains the air bag system. CAUTION: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a ...belts are fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See "Safety ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-8
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-9
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-10
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... will be in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... such as bad drivers. Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km) of home. And the greatest number of serious ...€™ll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We’ll start with the driver position. Driver Position This part describes the driver’s restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the... are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. 1-14
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... for you. To move it down, squeeze the release lever and the shoulder belt guide as shown and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-19
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be .... A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, throughout the pregnancy. 1-20
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...in this section. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as the driver's safety belt -- except for two things. If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and ...If this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. 1-21
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle has air bags -- ...passenger. Your vehicle may also have a side impact air bag for the driver. If your vehicle has a ... these air bags must inflate very quickly to do their job and comply with federal regulations. 1-22
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Here are the most important things to know about the air bag systems: CAUTION: (Continued) Frontal air ... rear, side or low-speed frontal crashes. And, for unrestrained occupants, frontal air bags ...supplemental restraints" to the safety belts. All air bags are designed to work with safety belts but ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... the best protection for adults, but not for young CAUTION: (Continued) The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index for more ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    How the Air Bag Systems Work Where are the air bags? The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-25
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... bag, and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air...air bag inflate? The driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest ...driver's and right front passenger's frontal air bags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...impact. What makes an air bag inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity, the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. For both frontal and side impact air bags, the sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get fresh ...you'll need some new parts for your air bag system. If you don't get them, the...in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner ... module, which records information about the frontal air bag system. The module records information about the readiness of the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... across you. Don't let it get twisted. Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. The ... very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 2. Push the latch plate ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. Pull up on the latch ...out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... shoulder belt should fit against your body. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, ... take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort ... small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck ... restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Hereମ.
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-34
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out from the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and ... the guide onto the clip. Turn the guide and clip inward and in between the seatback and the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    Center Passenger Position Lap Belt When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-36
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by the appropriate restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is no other choice. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    CAUTION: (Continued) For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. For most basic types of child restraints, ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    .... Young children always should be secured in appropriate child restraints. Restraint Systems for Children An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... How do child restraints work? A child restraint system is any device designed for use in... has to be secured within the restraint. The vehicle's belt system secures the add-on child restraint in the vehicle, ... also help a child to see out the window. One system, the three-point harness, has straps...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also has to... the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    Top Strap Some child restraints have a top strap, or "top tether." It can help restrain the child restraint during a collision. For it to work, a top strap must be properly anchored to the vehicle. If the child restraint does not have a top strap, one can be obtained, in kit form, for many child...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-46
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor. You can tell if your vehicle has this feature by pulling the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor. Then, let the belt go back a few inches, and try to pull the belt out again. If you can't pull the belt out because it has locked,...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ..., pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-48
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... Seat Position You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child .... 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Securing a Child Restraint in the ...if you ever had to. Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, always move the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor. You can tell if your vehicle has this feature by pulling the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor. Then, let the belt go back a few inches, and try to pull the belt out again. If you can't pull the belt out because it has locked,...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... need to use safety belts properly. Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. 1-54
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can't properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. Q: A: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal injuries. Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child's thighs. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... air bag system earlier in this section. Checking Your Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts... plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... that tell you if everything is working properly -- and what to do if you have a problem. 2-2 2-4 2-6 2-10 2-17 2-20 2-21 2-22 2-22 2-23 2-25 2-26 2-30 ... Equipped) The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System Instrument Panel Cluster Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators Driver Information...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-2
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Power Windows Express-Down Window The driver's window switch has an express-down feature. ...will go all the way down. To stop the window while it is lowering, press the front of the switch. To raise the .... Press LOCK to stop front and rear passengers from using their window switches. The driver can ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-4
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...for the ignition only. The ignition and door keys don't have plugs. Your dealer or Buick Roadside Assistance has the code for your keys. If you need a new ignition or door key, contact your dealer who can... prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... D Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle. Locking your doors can help prevent this from ... key or remote keyless entry transmitter. From the inside, to lock or unlock the door manually, push the lever forward to lock the door. To unlock, push the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    Power Door Locks Your vehicle is equipped with front power door lock switches. Press a power door lock switch to lock or unlock all ... (N) and the driver's foot is on the brake pedal. Mode 3: The rear doors do not have power door lock switches. Use the manual lock levers to lock or unlock each rear...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition key to RUN. 2. Close all of the doors. 3. Apply your brakes. 4. Press and hold the power door lock switch in the lock position. While holding the door lock switch in the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...lock. To disengage the feature, turn the lock downward. Lockout Protection Feature The feature works by disabling the power door locks when a key is in the ignition and any door is open. You may override the lockout protection feature by holding ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... your vehicle. Your remote keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal ... operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void ...for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... transmitter a second time, D the ignition is in RUN, or D an alarm period of about two minutes has elapsed. The perimeter lighting feature will also be activated at...executed. The ignition must be off for this feature to work. You may select one of four operating modes for reception ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Close all doors and turn the ignition key to RUN. 2. Press and hold the power door lock switch in the lock position. 3. While holding the door lock switch in the lock position...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Close all doors and turn the ignition key to RUN. 2. Press and hold the power door lock switch in the unlock position. While holding the door lock switch in the unlock position, ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...be toggled when you perform the following sequence with the doors closed and the ignition key in RUN: 1. Apply your brakes. 2. Press and hold the power door lock switch in the unlock position. While holding the door lock switch in...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... ignition must be off for the illumination on remote activation feature to work. The interior lamps will light until either the ignition is turned to RUN or for a period of 40 seconds has elapsed. If a door is opened during this period, the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...last about three years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won't work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. NOTICE: When replacing the battery, ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... must pass through the seal between the body and the trunk lid: D Make sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed with the setting on VENT. That will force outside air into your vehicle. See "Comfort Controls"...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...Pull down on the handle to lower the trunk lid. Then close the trunk with your other hand....trunk is not properly closed, the DOOR/TRUNK light will appear in the message center of your instrument ...may have an assist handle located on the inside of the trunk lid toward the driver's side of the vehicle...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...handle located inside the trunk on the latch. This handle will glow following exposure to light. Pull the release ...help prevent a child from becoming trapped in your trunk, you can order a trap-resistant ... dealer. This kit includes: D a modified trunk latch, D a lighted release handle, and D seatback...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...area. D Put your valuables in a storage area, like your D Close all windows. D Move the trunk release lockout switch to LK (LOCK). trunk or glove box....and lock the storage area. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...a passive theft-deterrent system. It works when you insert or remove the key from the ignition. PASS-Key II ...and fuel systems. For about three minutes, the starter won't work and fuel won't go to the engine. ... PASS-Key II system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...805 km). Don't make full-throttle starts. D Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new ... locked. LOCK (B): Before you put the key into the ignition switch, the switch is in LOCK. It's also the only position from which you...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. OFF (C): This position ... the ignition is in OFF, LOCK or ACC and the key is in the ignition. Starting Your Engine Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... 15 seconds between each try. 3. If your engine still won't start (or starts but then stops), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try pushing your ...in START for about three seconds. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again, do the same thing. This time keep...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... the vehicle's diagonal brace, which is located above the engine air cleaner/filter assembly. 3. Plug it into...extension cord rated for at least 15 amps. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the ...You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... transaxle has a shift lever on the console between the seats. The above graphic is also displayed on your instrument panel cluster. Maximum engine speed is limited on automatic transaxle vehicles when you're in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) to protect driveline components from improper operation. There...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    .... If you're pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. Make sure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You must fully apply your regular brakes before ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... your vehicle is being towed. AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE ( ): This position is for normal driving. If you need more power for ... gear and have more power. NOTICE: If your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or... you go faster, something may be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE ( ): D When driving on hilly, winding roads. D When towing a trailer, so there is less shifting between gears. B SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can... Don't drive in SECOND (2) for more than 25 miles (40 km), or at speeds over 55 mph...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep ... were up against a solid object. You could damage your transaxle. Also, if you stop when going uphill, don't hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal. This could...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... damage other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a trailer and parking on any hill, see ... vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or...follow. If you're pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... lever and then pushing the lever all the way toward the front of your vehicle. Then turn the ignition key to LOCK. Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...vehicle has an automatic transaxle shiftlock control system. You must fully apply your ...brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. See "Automatic Transaxle Operation"...brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the engine and shift to the drive gear...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... allow you to override the park lock system. The first access slot is located underneath the steering column below the lock cylinder. To use this .... 4. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 5. Remove the key from the ignition switch. 6. Put the override access slot cap back on. You ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: D Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. D Your vehicle gets rusty underneath.... D Repairs weren't done correctly. D Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If you ever suspect...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you've left the ... and if you're pulling a trailer, also see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... and enter the vehicle. To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pull the lever. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then release the lever to lock .../Multifunction Lever The lever located on the left side of the steering column includes the following: D D D D D D Turn Signal ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... the fuse (see "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the Index). A chime will sound if you leave your turn signal on for more than 3/4 mile (1.2 km). Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer To change your headlamps from low beams to high beams, or high ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... not so far that you hear a click. If your headlamps are off or on low beam, your high-beam headlamps will turn on. They'll ... a single wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after one cycle. If you want more cycles, hold the band...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... it. To spray washer fluid on the windshield, push the paddle. The wipers will run for several sweeps and then either stop or return to your preset speed. ... control on slippery roads. D The LOW WASH light on your instrument panel cluster will glow when the fluid level is low. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    If your vehicle is in cruise control when the traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will ...you get up to the speed you want, and then release the switch. (To increase your speed in very small amounts, move the switch to R/A briefly and then release it. Each time you do...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Ending ... slow down to the cruise control speed you set earlier. D Step lightly on the brake pedal, or D move the cruise switch to OFF. Erasing Cruise Speed Memory When you ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... all the way to turn off the lamps. A warning chime will sound if you open the driver's door when you turn the ignition switch to OFF, LOCK or ACCESSORY with the lamps on. Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ..., set the parking brake while the ignition is in OFF or LOCK. Then start your vehicle. The DRL, ...when your vehicle's ignition is turned off. Your headlamps will then remain on until the headlamp switch is ...90 second lighting period has ended. If you turn off the ignition with the headlamp switch in ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...the door lock switch, cycle the headlamp switch on and then off two times. 4. Release the power door lock switch. These operations must be carried out ...followed by a delay period of no more than 10 seconds. 5. Then, press and hold the power door unlock switch. While holding the door...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... slowly dim after the delay time until they go out. The delay time is canceled if you turn the ignition key to RUN or START, so the lamps will dim right away. When the ignition is on, illuminated entry is inactive, which means the courtesy lamps won't come on ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... opened, the timed illumination period will be canceled and the interior lamps will remain on. D The ignition is in RUN, or D the power door locks are activated, or D an illumination period of 25 seconds has elapsed. If during the illumination period a door is ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... for more information.) The vehicle headlamps and back-up lamps are then activated for a period of 25 seconds or until the ignition switch is turned to RUN. You may enable or disable the perimeter lighting feature when the driver performs the following ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... until you do one of the following: Retained Accessory Power (RAP) With retained accessory power, your power windows, audio system and sunroof (if equipped) will continue to work up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned to OFF ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror with OnStarR and Map Lamps (If Equipped) ... next to the lamp. Electrochromic Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped) _ Your vehicle ... on the system and how to subscribe to OnStar. See "OnStar System" in the Index for more information about the services ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... vehicle may have an automatic electrochromic day/night rearview mirror with the OnStar System. The automatic dimming feature is turned on... for more information on the system and how to subscribe to OnStar. See "OnStarR System" in the Index for more information about the services OnStar provides....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Power Outside Foldaway Mirrors The power mirror controls are located near the driver's side window, on the armrest. Adjust each mirror so...vehicle and the area behind your vehicle. These mirrors can also be folded rearward manually. This feature is particularly useful in automatic car ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Automatic Dimming/Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped) With this feature, the driver's side ... off settings on the electrochromic automatic dimming rearview mirror. (See "Electrochromic Automatic Dimming... right outside mirrors are also heated when you activate the rear window defogger. (See...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... bags, behind the net. It can help keep them from falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops. The net isn't for larger, heavier loads. Store those in the trunk as far forward as you can. You can unhook the net so that ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... door. To remove the ashtray, open the storage door. Then open the small black door, lift up ...the console. Push on the right side of the door. The ashtray will then pivot to the right for usage. You can only ... If your vehicle has the optional lighted vanity mirrors, the lamps come on when you open the...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... power auxiliary outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the power accessory plugs. NOTICE: Adding some electrical equipment to your vehicle can damage it ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... Drop) Your vehicle is equipped with an auxiliary power connection. It is located on the passenger’s side of the vehicle,... and fuse rating. This feature provides power, ground and accessory wires which ... refer to your service manual. To order a service manual, see “Service Publications, Orderingମ.
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... of the OnStar System using either the volume control knob on the radio or using the steering wheel ... will indicate the status of the system. A solid green light will come on when you start the vehicle to let you know that the system is on and is ready to make or receive calls. If the light blinks ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    The light will be red in the event of an OnStar system malfunction. If this occurs press the OnStar button to... If an instrument panel light comes on, the center can perform a check of the engine on-board computer. ...-7827) to report your vehicle stolen. The system can then locate and track your vehicle...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... and the OnStar or vehicle electrical system components are damaged. Safety and security services are provided by existing governmental emergency service... advisor can locate transportation OnStar System Limitations Complete limitations can be found on the Subscriber Services Agreement. OnStar Service...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...includes a sliding glass panel and a one-piece sunshade. The control switch works only when the ignition or retained accessory power is on. See "Retained Accessory Power" in the Index. The control switch is located overhead on the headliner. To ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...Vents B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever F. Side Window Defog Vent C. Instrument Panel Cluster G. Hood Release D. Steering Wheel Audio Controls H. Tilt Wheel (If Equipped) I. Horn J. Audio System K. Ashtray L. Climate Control M. Glove Box N. Instrument Panel Fuse Block...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    Instrument Panel Clusters The instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel is in your tank and many other things you need to drive safely and economically. United States version shown, Canada...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    United States with Driver Information Center version shown, Canada similar 2-64
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per ... far your vehicle has been driven in either miles (used in the United States) or in kilometers (used in ... while in the odometer mode, it will have no effect. Tachometer The tachometer displays the engine speed in thousands of ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle.... Index. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for about eight seconds ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag modules, the wiring and the ...the air bag system, see "Air Bag" in the Index. This light will come on when you start your vehicle,...This means the system is ready. If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start the...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Light The charging system light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, as a check to show you itମ. you are driving, you may have a problem with the charging system. It could indicate that you have a... light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... off the road and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service. When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will also come on when you set... and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... System Warning Light D If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning ... the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. The traction control system warning light may come on for the following reasons: Low Traction Light This ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    The low traction light also comes on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it ...light tells you that your engine coolant has overheated or your radiator cooling fan is not working. The light will come on briefly...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... is turned on to show you that it is working properly. Low Tire Light The low tire inflation monitor system can alert you to a large change... in one tire. After the system has "learned" tire pressures with properly inflated tires, the LOW TIRE light will come on if the...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly... cleaner environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON light comes on and a chime will sound to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ..., as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn't come on, have it repaired. This light ... qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. D Light On Steady -- An emission control system If the Light Is...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    Are you low on fuel? As your engine starts to run out of fuel, your engine may not... may go away once the engine is warmed up.) This will be detected by the system and cause the light to turn on....will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...you have a problem with your oil, this light may stay on after you start your engine, or...to keep it lubricated. The engine could be low on oil or could have some other oil problem. Have...to show you that is is working properly. (If it doesn't come on with the ignition on, you may have a problem with ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... dipstick. (See "Engine Oil" in the Index.) If the light does not come on briefly, have the low oil level sensor system repaired so it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem. The oil level monitoring system only checks oil level during ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... Washer Fluid Warning Light The LOW WASH light will come on when your windshield washers are working and the fluid container is low. The light will also come on briefly when your ignition is turned on to show that it is working properly. 2-...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Door/Trunk Ajar Warning Light The DOOR/TRUNK light will come on if your trunk or any door is not completely closed. Your fuel gage tells you about ... full, but it took more (or less) than half of the tank's capacity to fill it. or speeding up. is turned off. D The gage ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    Low Fuel Light Driver Information Center (Option) The Driver Information Center (DIC), located ...United States Canada If your fuel is low, a circular light on your instrument panel cluster will ... you first turn on the ignition as a check to show you it's working. If it doesn't come on then, have...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... RESET and MODE buttons for the Driver Information Center are located to the left of the steering wheel, just below the instrument panel cluster. E/M: Press .... MODE: Press this button to change the mode being displayed. 3800 V6 Engine Control Buttons The Driver Information Center has three buttons ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... light. To reset the CHANGE OIL SOON light, see "Oil Life System" in the Index. Also, see "Engine Oil, When to Change" and "...amount of fuel in the tank and on the fuel economy of the most recent 25 miles (40 km). Pressing RESET while in this mode will have no effect. BOOST GAGE: If you have...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about... Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger Ventilation System Audio Systems Setting the Clock AM... Understanding Radio Reception Tips About Your Audio System Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Comfort Controls Dual ComforTemp t Climate Control With this system, the driver and passenger can maintain separate temperatures. The system works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. If the airflow seems very low ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...conditioning on and off. The system will cool and dehumidify the air inside the vehicle when the A/C light is on. Heating ...area. This system will bring in outside air, heat it, and send it to the floor ducts. Heating (Engine ... heater warms the coolant your engine and heating system use to provide heat...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... direct it to your upper body, while sending slightly warmed air to your lower body. You may notice this temperature difference ... control airflow direction and force to maintain the temperature, or you can manually adjust it. The system works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. 3-4
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... up in cool weather. Temperature Control The TEMP switch sets the temperature for the entire system when the light on the DUAL button isn't lit. If the DUAL button light is ... will be displayed. If you push the AUTO button, the system will control the fan speed and airflow. For the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...cools down or the sun load decreases the system could switch to air delivered to A/C vents and ...mode, the system will automatically move the temperature doors to full hot. The fan will start out at a low ...warms up or the sun load increases the system could switch to air delivered to the windshield and...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...operation with the following: AIR FLOW: This control has several settings to control the direction of airflow when the system is not in AUTO. To access the various modes available, continue to press the AIR FLOW ... in FRONT defrost mode, the indicator will light for one second and then turn off...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...fogging of the vehicles windows when the weather is cold and damp. To clear the fog, switch the system to either ... speed. To avoid re-fogging of the windows, operate the system with RECIRC disengaged. Defogging and... passengers while keeping the windows clear, push the AIR FLOW button until WINDSHIELD...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... blade or anything else sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut... repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog... you turn it on again, the rear defogger will only run for about 7.5 minutes before turning off. You can...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... path under the front seats clear of objects. Your vehicle's flow-through ventilation system supplies outside air into the vehicle when it is ... air will also enter the vehicle when the air conditioning fan is running. If the airflow seems very low when the fan is adjusted to ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... off if you press RECALL first and follow the same procedure described above. Your vehicle may be equipped with a MonsoonR sound system, which includes eight speakers and a powerful eight channel, 200 watt amplifier. 3-11
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    Playing the Radio VOLUME: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn ...few seconds. The radio will go to a station, stop for a few seconds, then go on to the next station....Press one of the SEEK buttons again to stop scanning. The sound will mute while scanning. PUSHBUTTONS:...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...weak reception, the radio will not stop at the preset station. AUTO SET: Press this button and the system will seek and set the 12 strongest FM or the 6..., control will return to them and MANUAL will appear. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... EJECT or RECALL. Cassette tape adapter kits for portable compact disc players will work ... and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this button to search for the previous ... of silence between each selection for NEXT to work. The sound will mute while seeking. The SEEK ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with a Monsoon sound system, which includes eight speakers and a powerful eight channel, 200 watt amplifier. 3-15
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Playing the Radio VOLUME: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the... then hold the RECALL button until the display flashes. If you press the button when the ignition ...Press one of the SEEK arrows again to stop scanning. The sound will mute while scanning. PUSHBUTTONS:...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...weak reception, the radio will not stop at the preset station. AUTO SET: Press this button and the system will seek and set the 12 strongest FM or the 6..., control will return to them and MANUAL will appear. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... to insert a tape when the ignition or radio is off, first press EJECT or RECALL. Your tape... and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this button to search for the previous... of silence between each selection for NEXT to work. The sound will mute while seeking. The SEEK...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...on. If both a tape and a disc are installed, the system will first go to tape play; TAPE SIDE ...will appear on the display. If SOURCE is pressed again, the system will go to disc play; CD PLAY will ... displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-19
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... the disc will play until you press AM-FM. Then the disc will stop playing and the radio will play. Press SOURCE again ..., it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or system, the disc will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. Also, as a protection ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    .... It works by using a secret code to disable all radio functions whenever battery power ... when the ignition is off. The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used or ignored. If ignored, the system.... The instructions which follow explain how to enter your secret code to activate the THEFTLOCK system...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than ... 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press the ... radio see "Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss" earlier in this section. 3-22
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ..., you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to tune ... preset station. Press SCAN again to stop scanning. MUTE: Press this button to silence the audio system. Press it again to turn on the sound. VOL: Press the up or down arrow ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 ... the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle's systems may interfere with the operation of sound equipment that has been added ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette ... at fault. If this other cassette has no improvement in sound quality, clean the tape player. The ... the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. 3-25
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... Do not try to clear frost or other material from the inside of the rear window with a razor blade or anything else that is sharp. This may damage the..., for proper radio reception, the antenna connector at the top-center of the rear window needs to be properly attached to the post on the glass. 3-26
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... over the grid lines. Diversity Antenna System (If Equipped) Your AM-FM ... are located in the front windshield and rear window. Be sure that the inside surfaces of the front windshield ... the antenna connector at the top-center of the rear window need to be properly attached to the posts on the glass....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Full-Range Traction Control System (With 3800 Supercharged V6 Engine) Traction Control System (3800 V6 Engine) Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control 4-18 4-20 4-23 4-24 4-25 4-26 4-26 ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... place to do them yourself. These simple defensive driving techniques could save your life. Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See "Safety Belts" in the Index. 4-2
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...vehicle: The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if people... each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will ...don't know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, ...had not been drinking. CAUTION: Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action..., it's easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide. That means ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... is an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive .... United States Canada If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. This can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard. Here's how anti-lock works. Let's say the road is wet. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    .... When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. The low traction light will come on when the traction control system is limiting wheel spin. See "Low Traction Light" in the Index. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    This light should come on briefly when you start the engine. If it stays on or comes on while you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. See "Traction Control System Warning Light" in the Index. When this warning light ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...wheel spin. This light will come on when your Traction Control System is limiting wheel spin. See "Low Traction ... Transaxle" in the Index. When the system is on, this warning light will come on to let you know if there's a problem. See "Traction Control System Warning Light" in the Index. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... button on the black panel located directly behind your automatic transaxle shift lever. Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will take...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...factor you can control. Suppose you're steering through a sharp curve. Then you suddenly accelerate. Both control systems -- steering and acceleration -- have to do their work where the tires meet the road. Adding the sudden acceleration can demand...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- ...€™t room. That’s the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very ... speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. D Watch for traffic ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... you won't have adequate space if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops. Keep back a reasonable distance. start to accelerate but stay in the right ...the other lane. If the way is clear to pass, you will have a "running start" that more than makes up for the distance you...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... of Control Let's review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough friction where the tires meet the ... or cornering skid, too much speed or steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... drink and drive. D Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlamps behind ... areas, watch for animals. D If you're tired, pull off the road in a safe place ... is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-18
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-... eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. 4-19
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don't have much tread left, you'll get even less traction....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This ... doesn't happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in one or more is low. It ... going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...or rushing water creates strong forces. If you try to drive through flowing water, as you might at a low water crossing, your vehicle can be carried away. As little... be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray. See "Tires" in the Index. D Have good tires with proper tread depth. 4-22
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways ... that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out for...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    .... Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes or superhighways) are the safest of all ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Buick dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help ... Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean? D Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against... road ahead and to the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your instruments frequently.... sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap,...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... your vehicle in gear when you go downhill. D Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. D Know how to go down hills. The...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... in good shape for winter. D You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have good ...if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have ... wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction ... your vehicle has a traction control system, you'll want to slow down...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you’ll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry ...€™re actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers. If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could be in a ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body .... This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just ... headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. You can run the engine to keep warm, ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only ...vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry. The Tire-Loading Information label is inside the trunk lid. The label tells you the proper ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...found on the rear edge of the driver's door. It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The GVWR includes... it out. Don't carry more than 167 lbs. (75 kg) in your trunk. NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they'll keep going. Towing ... your dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. Your vehicle... it is equipped with the proper trailer towing equipment. To identify what the vehicle trailering capacity is for your vehicle...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...this section carefully before you pull a trailer. Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The engine is required to operate at relatively higher speeds and...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... information or advice, or you can write us at: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit,... people who will be riding in the vehicle. And if you tow a trailer, you must add the tongue load... more information about your vehicle's maximum load capacity. If you're using a weight-carrying...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...ll find these numbers on the Tire-Loading Information label (found inside the trunk lid) or see ".... If you do, both brake systems won't work well, or at all. D The rear bumper on ...make any holes in the body of your Driving with a Trailer Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... (and attachments), safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and ... any trailer brakes are still working. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... flash, telling other drivers you're about to turn, change lanes or stop. When towing a trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash for...45 mph (70 km/h) to reduce the possibility of engine and transaxle overheating. If you are towing a trailer, you may want to drive in THIRD (3) instead...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of...have someone pick up and store the chocks. Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing Your cooling system may temporarily overheat during severe operating conditions. See ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...5-2 5-2 5-3 5-9 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-20 5-21 5-32 5-33 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire Compact Spare Tire If You're Stuck...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    Hazard Warning Flashers Press the switch located on top of the steering column to make your front and ... in; they even work if the key isn't in the ignition. To turn off the flashers, press the switch again. When .... They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle ... charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow hydrometer and a cranking complaint. Trying to start your vehicle ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...don't want. You wouldn't be able to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems. To avoid the possibility... information on location.) CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    .... Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. ... filler caps, be sure the right amount of fluid is there. If it is low, add water to take care... has a remote positive (+) jump starting terminal. The terminal is on the same side of the engine compartment as your battery...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... terminal if the vehicle has one. CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 8. Don't let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ..., but the chance of sparks getting back to the battery is much less. 11. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 12. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 5-7
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...black negative (-) cable from the heavy, unpainted metal engine part on the vehicle that had the dead battery....Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 5. Be sure to reinstall the remote positive (+) jump starting terminal plastic cap on your vehicle....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...vehicle towed. See "Roadside Assistance" and "Recreational Vehicle Towing" in the Index. Overheated Engine ... a significant loss in power and engine performance. The low coolant light may come ... exists. Towing a trailer in the overheat protection mode should be avoided. Engine Overheating You...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... of steam or coolant before you open the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You or others could be badly burned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you:...warning continues, pull over, stop, and park your vehicle right away. If there's still no sign of steam, ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools...hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. A. Electric Engine Cooling Fans B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Coolant ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner -- at 30,000 miles (50 000 ... to see if the electric engine cooling fans are running. If the engine is overheating, both fans should ... your vehicle needs service. NOTICE: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant isnମ.
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at the COLD ... before the proper coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could get too hot ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... coolant mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before you do it. CAUTION: Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you ... at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    .... 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn... hear a hiss, wait for that to stop. A hiss means there is still some pressure left. 2. Then keep turning the pressure ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. 3. Remove the 3800 Series II V6 engine ... and remove it. B. If you have the supercharged engine, remove the nut in the center of the cover shield. C.... shield at the front, slide the catch tab out of the engine bracket and remove the cover shield. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valve. If you see ...filled. 6. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine and the compartment. 7. Replace the 3800 Series ...mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more information about the proper ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... tank. 9. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off. 10. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 11. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A ... It may be very bumpy and noisy, but you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop -- well off the road if possible. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: Changing a tire can cause an injury. The vehicle can slip ... injured. Find a level place to change your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set ... can put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. 1. Turn the center nut on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to remove it. Then lift and ... "Compact Spare Tire" in the Index for more information about the compact spare.) 2. Remove the spare tire. 5-22
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    3. Turn the nut holding the jack counterclockwise and remove it. Then remove the jack and wrench. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), extension and protection guide (B) and wheel wrench (C). 5-23
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... the notch. Don't use a tool that is narrower than the wrench to pry at this notch. Then pry off the cap. Wheel Covers If your vehicle is equipped with ...wheel wrench, if needed, you can finish loosening them with your fingers. Then, using the flat end of the wheel wrench, pry along the edge of the...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips ... you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...front wheel opening (B) or just behind the two bolts (A) as shown. For jacking at the vehicle's rear location, put the jack lift head (B) about 5 inches (13 cm) from the front edge of the rear wheel opening (C) or just behind the off-set (A) as shown. 4. Put the compact spare tire near you. 5-26
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust or dirt off. 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground for the spare tire to fit under the vehicle. 6. Remove all wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 5-27
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 8. Install the spare tire. Put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...proper torque specification. Don't try to put the wheel cover on your compact spare tire. It won't fit. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... you'll need to store the flat tire in your trunk. Use the following procedure to secure ... tire in the trunk. When storing a full-size tire you must use the extension with the protector/guide ...possible. When storing a compact spare tire in the trunk, put the protector/guide back in the foam holder....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...€ in the Index. See the storage instructions label to return your compact spare to your trunk properly. Be sure to calibrate your low tire pressure system after you replace your compact spare tire with a full-sized one. See “...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...vehicle, you should stop as soon as possible and make sure your spare tire is correctly inflated....where you want. You must calibrate the tire inflation monitor system after installing or removing the compact spare. See "Tire Inflation Monitor" in the Index. The system may not work correctly when ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels too ... you can destroy your transaxle. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see .... CAUTION: If you let your tires spin at high speed, they can ... a few tries, you may need to be towed out. If you do need ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... Hood Engine Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Supercharger Oil Automatic Transaxle Fluid Engine Coolant Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes Battery Bulb Replacement 66-46 6-47 6-57 6-57 6-59 6-...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...€™ll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you’ll want to keep ...proper service manual, see “Service and Owner Publications” in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see “Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    .... It's the heavy, constant knock that means you have a problem. If you have the 3800 Supercharged V6 engine (VIN Code 1), use premium ... unleaded gasoline and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things you ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...it's bad enough, it can damage your engine. If your vehicle is certified to meet ... federal specifications, but emission control system performance may be affected. The malfunction indicator ...Index. If this occurs, return to your authorized Buick dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... indicator lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Buick dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all ... that will help prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel system, allowing your emission control system to ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Filling Your Tank CAUTION: Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. Don't smoke if you're near gasoline or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. While refueling, let the cap hang by the tether ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...you hear a clicking sound. Make sure you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine .... See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON light will come on if the fuel cap ...your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from .... CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Hood Release To open the hood, first pull the handle inside the vehicle, located just below the instrument panel and to the left of the steering column. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release. Lift the hood. 6-9
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 3800 V6 engine, you'll see: 6-10
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...Battery Terminal D. Underhood Electrical Center (Passenger's Side) E. Radiator Pressure Cap F. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank G. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir H. Engine Oil Dipstick I. Engine Oil Fill Cap J. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick K. Brake...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    When you open the hood on the 3800 V6 Supercharged engine, you'll see: 6-12
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...Battery Terminal D. Underhood Electrical Center (Passenger's Side) E. Radiator Pressure Cap F. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank G. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir H. Engine Oil Dipstick I. Engine Oil Fill Cap J. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick K. Brake...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Engine Oil If the LOW OIL light appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. For more information, ... this is an added reminder. Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or below the ADD mark, then you'll need to .... This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. NOTICE: Don't add ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... way back in when you're through. What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your ... you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline ... oil dipstick handle. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown in the following chart: SAE 10W-30 is best for your vehicle. However, you can use SAE 5W-30 if it's going to be colder than 60_F (16_C) before your next oil change. When it's very cold, you should use SAE 5W-30. These ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...filter change. Under severe conditions, the system may come on before 3,000 miles (5 000 km). Never...all you will need for good performance and engine protection. The system won't detect dust in the oil. So... every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner. Remember to reset the CHANGE OIL SOON light whenever...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station ... engine oil, the system must be reset. 1. With the engine off, turn the ignition key to RUN. 2. Fully push ... OIL SOON light flashes, the system is resetting. 3. Turn the key to OFF, then start the vehicle. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... "Scheduled Maintenance Services" in the Index. CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause .... Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. To check or replace the engine air cleaner/filter: 1. Loosen the wing nut ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... filter, use the following steps: 1. Turn off the ignition when the windshield wipers are in the up position. 2. Raise ... pump hose from the fender rail and air inlet grille. 4. Remove the hood weatherstrip ... traps most of the pollen from the air entering the air conditioning module. Like your engineମ.
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... inlet grille. 7. Remove the passenger compartment air filter. 8. Then replace the old air filter with the new one. ... Check Check oil level every 30,000 miles (50 000 km) or every 36 months, ...Use Use only the recommended supercharger oil. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. 6-22
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...(10 N·m). Change both the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles (83 000 km) if the vehicle is mainly...When doing frequent trailer towing. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you ...under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km)....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... can damage your transaxle. Too much can mean that some of the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to get an accurate reading if you check your transaxle fluid. Wait at least 30 minutes...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: The automatic transaxle fluid dipstick handle is the red loop located toward the rear of the engine. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. 1. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. If the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper ... a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid at the dipstick hole to bring it to the proper level.... level as described under "How to Check." 4. When the correct fluid level is obtained, push the dipstick back...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... only DEX-COOLR extended life coolant. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating or if you need to add coolant to your radiator, see "Engine ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system... before the proper coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could get too ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... your engine is warm, the level should be up to the HOT mark or a little higher. If this LOW COOLANT light comes on and stays on, it means you're low on engine coolant. If you need more coolant, add the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture at the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line ... tube on the radiator filler neck. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information... enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. Occasionally check the coolant level in the radiator...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A...fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an ... has sufficient protection against freezing. Adding Washer Fluid When the engine compartment is hot, the level should be at ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't clean as well as washer fluid. Fill your washer ...damage your washer system and paint. D D Your brake master cylinder reservoir is on the driver's side of the engine compartment. See...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. When your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. What to Add ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be replaced. Don't ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear ... axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic ... The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... If your battery has a very low charge or is dead, you may not be able to remove the ignition key from the ignition switch or shift out of PARK (P). Refer to "... your vehicle for longer storage periods. Also, for your audio system, see "Theft-Deterrent Feature" in the Index. 6-37
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer's service department. Headlamps 1. Open the hood. Halogen Bulbs CAUTION: Halogen... or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 2. Pull up on the headlamp retainers to release ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... bulb to the wiring harness, making sure the connector tab snaps into place. 9. Insert the bulb socket into the headlamp assembly. 10. Reverse all steps to reassemble the headlamp assembly, then check the lamps. 5. Remove the rubber access cover (from behind the bulb you are replacing). 6-39
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... remain off during this procedure. D The vehicle must have all four tires on a perfectly D If necessary, pads may be used on an uneven ... loading of the D Close all doors. D Tires should be properly inflated. D Rock the vehicle to stabilize the suspension. work stopped while headlamp aiming is being...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...horizontal aim indicator is on the outboard side of the headlamp cover (B). Passenger's Side Headlamp Shown A. Horizontal Aim Adjustment Screw B. Horizontal Block Index Plate C. Vertical Aiming Level Start with the horizontal aim. The adjustment screws can be turned with an E8 TorxR socket. 6-41
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    Once the horizontal aim is adjusted, then adjust the vertical aim. 1. Turn the horizontal aiming ... zero. Center High-Mounted Stoplamp 1. Open the trunk. Front Parking and Turn Signal ...6. Reverse Steps 1 through 3 to reinstall the lamp assembly. 2. Reach through the access opening in the trunk. 6-42
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lamps 3. Remove the old bulb by turning it one-quarter turn ...bulb one-quarter turn clockwise to reinstall. 6. Close the trunk. 1. Remove the three plastic wing nuts (A). ... nuts.) There is one wing nut located on the outside of the carpet. The other two are located underneath the...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... these steps to reinstall the lamp assembly. 1. Open the trunk lid halfway. 2. Remove the wing nuts (A)... may be required to remove them.) 3. Remove the applique from the trunk lid. 4. Turn the sockets (B) counterclockwise. 5. Pull ... and hand-tighten. 10. Close the trunk lid. Trunk Lid Applique 6-44
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    Back-Up Lamps The back-up lamps are located in the trunk lid applique. (Refer to the ... lid applique removal procedure earlier in this section for further instructions.) 1. Remove the trunk lid applique. 2. Twist and pull the back-up lamp socket from the trunk lid applique. 3. Twist and pull the old ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... a year for wear or cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" in the Index for more information. 1. Turn on the wipers to LO. 2. Turn off the ignition while the wipers are at the outer positions of the wiper pattern. The blades are more accessible for removal/replacement while in this position. 3. Pull ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Buick Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Underinflated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. The ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    Inflation -- Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the inside of the trunk lid, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they're cold. ... all right. It's not. If your tires don't have enough air (underinflation), you can get the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... is recalibrated. After the system has learned tire pressures with properly inflated tires, the LOW TIRE light will come on if the pressure in one tire becomes 12 ... - Tire Pressure" in the Index. The LOW TIRE light will also be displayed (while the ignition is on) until you reset (...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    To reset (calibrate) the system: 1. Turn the ignition switch to RUN. 2. Then press and hold the RESET button for about five .... The RESET button is the first button in the top row of the fuse block. The LOW TIRE light will come on and flash three times. Then it will go off. If the light doesn't go ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...-Loading Information label. Reset the Tire Inflation Monitor system. See “Tire Inflation Monitor Systemମ. Nut Torque” in the Index. When It’s Time for New Tires One way to tell when it’s time for... see the indicators at three or more places D D D D around the tire. You can see cord or fabric ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... Spec number. That way your vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed to give proper endurance, handling, speed ... and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season ...If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...molded on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow tires, space-saver ... limited-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ..., and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which ... passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. ... balanced carefully at the factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or... bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire chain clearance to the body and chassis...handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose control. You could have a collision ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your vehicle, stop and retighten them.... if its manufacturer recommends it for use on your vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. ... Dry Spot and Soil Remover for cleaning fabric and carpet. They will clean normal spots and stains very well....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...some cleaning tips: Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup,..., follow the Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers ... completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner. D D D D Always ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... and a mild soap or saddle soap and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Then, let the leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. Care of... cleaners, furniture polish or shoe polish on leather. immediately. If dirt is allowed to work into the finish, it can harm the leather. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged... application may be required. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Cleaning the Outside... washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax, sap or other material may...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve your vehicle's finish is to keep it clean by washing it often...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... an automatic car wash that has silicon carbide tire cleaning brushes. These brushes can also damage the surface of these wheels. Cleaning Tires To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with a ...-based products may damage the paint finish and tires. Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... flushed. Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do this for you. Chemical Paint Spotting ... no defect in the paint job causes this, Buick will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles ... condition within 12 months or 12,000 miles (20 000 km) of purchase, whichever ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...and Road Oil Remover Chrome Cleaner and Polish White Sidewall Tire Cleaner Vinyl Cleaner Glass Cleaner Armor All USAGE Exterior ... removes soils on fabric Shines vehicle without scratching Spray on tire shine Removes dust, fingerprints and surface contaminants Removes light scratches and oxidation and...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on the inside of the trunk lid. .... The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers in the fuse panel protect the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... cover labeled FUSES to expose the fuses. Circuit Breaker TIRE RESET PWR WINDOWS, PWR SUNROOF REAR DEFOG POWER SEATS Blank Description Tire Inflation Monitor Reset Button Power Windows, Power Sunroof Rear Window Defogger Power Seats Not Used 6-67
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... Used Ignition Signal: Hot in Run and Start, Powertrain Control Module, Body Control Module, Underhood Relay Remote Radio Premium Sound Power Mirrors Not Used Panel Dimming Not Used Ignition Signal: Hot in Run, Unlock and Start, Cluster, ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    Fuse STOP LAMPS ONSTAR FRT PARK LPS POWER DROP Description Stoplamps OnStarR Parking Lamps Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop): Hot in ACC and Run Crank Signal, Body Control Module, Cluster, ... Signal: Hot in ACC and Run, Body Control Module Not Used Low Blower Anti-Lock Brakes ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ..., Heated Seats High Blower, Hazard Flasher, Stoplamps, Power Mirror, Door Locks Ignition Switch, BTSI, Stoplamps, ABS, Turn Signals, Cluster, Air... Head, Cluster, Radio, AUX Power (Power Drop), Cigarette Lighter Ignition Switch, Wipers, Radio, Steering Wheel Controls, Body ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... Pump, Speed Control (L67 only) Fuel Pump Mini fuse 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 ... Pump (Optional) Generator ECM A/C Compressor Clutch Cooling Fan Electronic Ignition Transaxle Horn Fuel Injector Oxygen Sensor Engine Emissions Fog Lamps Headlamp (Right) Rear Compartment Release 6-71
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... Number Back-up ...1156 Center High-Mounted Stop ...3155 Front Parking/Turn Signal ...4157NAK Headlamp, High Beam ...9005 Headlamp, Low Beam ...9006 Stop/Tail/Turn Signal ...3057 ... Interior Lamps Bulb Number Dome Lamp ...9425542 For service information on these bulbs, contact your dealer ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... ...10.0 quarts (9.5 L) When draining/replacing converter, more fluid will be needed. Cooling System Including Reservoir 3800 V6 ...11.7 ... (64 L) All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. See "Fluids and Lubricants" in ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...ACDelcoR Type A1208C Passenger Compartment ... 3800 Supercharged V6 ...ACDelcoR Type 770 CCA Engine Oil Filter ...ACDelcoR Type PF47 Radiator ...52 mm) Wiper Blade Type ...Hook Length ...22.0 inches (56.0 cm) Vehicle Dimensions Wheelbase ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... required for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 ... B: Owner Checks and Services 7-21 7-23 7-25 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Part E: Maintenance Record 7- 7-1
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    ...maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong tire inflation can increase the level of emissions ...inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...€™s service department or another qualified service center should perform. “Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists some recommended products necessary ... doubt, have a qualified technician do the work. If you want to get the service information, see “Service ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... If you go to your dealer for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. @ Whenever the tires are rotated, the Tire Inflation Monitor System must be reset. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ..., whichever occurs first). Reset the system. The system will show you when to change the oil -- usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) ... oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner if the CHANGE OIL SOON light appears. Remember to reset the Oil Life System when the oil and filter have been ...
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    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
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    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...footnote @.) (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in .... (See footnote @.) (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 22,500 Miles (37 500 km) j Rotate tires. See ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... pattern and additional information. (See footnote @.) (See footnote +.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j For supercharged engines only: Check... Service. (See footnote [.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 37,500 Miles (62 500 km) j Rotate ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Scheduled Maintenance 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you...@.) (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 50,000 Miles (83 000 km) j Change automatic transaxle fluid and ...under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km)....
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) j j Replace passenger compartment air ...Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) Rotate tires....accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... @.) (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in .... (See footnote @.) (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 82,500 Miles (137 500 km) j Rotate tires. See "...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...replacement more often. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j For supercharged ...Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j Rotate tires....See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 97,500 Miles (162 500 km...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. j If you haven't used ... transaxle fluid, change both the fluid and filter. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 150,000 Miles (240 000 km) j Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... proper oil if necessary. See "Engine Oil" in the Index for further details. At Least Once a Month Tire Inflation Check Make sure tires...to the correct pressures. Don't forget to check your spare tire. See "Tires" in the Index for further details. Cassette Deck Service Clean cassette deck. ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...in the Index. Automatic Transaxle Check Check the transaxle fluid level; add if needed. See "Automatic Transaxle Fluid" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. 7-17
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication ... pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move ... regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... vehicle begin to move. D To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from...the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release the parking brake followed by the ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Steering, Suspension ... Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    Engine Cooling System Inspection Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they are cracked, swollen or ... the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year. Brake ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... USAGE Hydraulic Brake System Windshield Washer Solvent Power Steering System Automatic Transaxle Key Lock Cylinders FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R ... GM OptikleenR Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or equivalent. GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 - ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    USAGE Supercharger FLUID/LUBRICANT Supercharger Oil (GM Part No. 12345982). See "Supercharger Oil" in the Index...LB or GC-LB. USAGE Hood and Door Hinges Weatherstrip Conditioning FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Dielectric Silicone Grease...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes ... Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them. Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-25
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-26
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-27
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-28
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Buick if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. 8-2 8-3 8-4 8-5 8-5 8-7 Customer ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... can be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales,... by the dealership without further help, contact the Buick Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-... goodwill are important to your dealer and to Buick. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    When contacting Buick, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved at a dealer's facility. That is why we ...-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Buick has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Buick by dialing: 1-800-83-...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Buick, the letter should be addressed to Buick's Customer Assistance Center. Canada General... (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 United States Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, MI 48232-...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... 1-905-644-3063. All TTY users call 1-800-263-3830. Roadside Assistance Buick Motor Division is proud to offer Buick Roadside Assistance to customers for vehicles covered under the 3 year/36,000 mile (60 000 km) new car warranty (whichever occurs first). 8-5
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...out of uncertain situations by providing minor repair information over the phone or making arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Buick dealer. We will provide the following services for 3 years/36,000 miles (60 000 km), at no expense to you...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ..., we're only a phone call away. Buick Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-252-1112, text ... or call 1-800-268-6800 for emergency services. Courtesy Transportation Buick has always exemplified quality ...you wait. However, if you are unable to wait Buick helps minimize your inconvenience by providing several ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...way shuttle ride to a destination up to 10 miles from the dealership. Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement ...amounts should reflect actual costs and be supported by original receipts. Courtesy Rental Vehicle ... to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ..., and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either call ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-521-7300, or write: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, MI 48232-5136 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    2001 BUICK SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing of your ..., Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2001 BUICK SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, ...
  • 2001 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... be applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2001 2001 2001 2001 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.00 $50.00... P T O 8-12 PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's Manual Without Portfolio NOTE: ...



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