2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner's Manual

2001 Pontiac Aztek Manual

2001 Pontiac Aztek manual table of contents:

  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Every 2001 Aztek under warranty is backed with the following services: 1-800-762-3743 ( For vehicles purchased in Canada, call 1-800-268-6800 ) that provides in an emergency: Courtesy Transportation Free lockout assistance Free dead-battery assistance Free out-of-fuel assistance Free ...
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    2001 Pontiac Aztek Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 10413350 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 2000 All Rights Reserved i
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    ... for Children Features and Controls Section 2 Windows Keys and Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System (Option) Liftgate/Tailgate Release Automatic Transaxle ... (Option) Accessory Power Outlets OnStar® System (Option) Sunroof (Option) Instrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...3 Heating and Air Conditioning Setting the Radio Clock Radio/Cassette Player/CD Player Radio Theft-Deterrent Feature Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) Your Driving ...Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers Jump...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    Table of Contents (cont'd) Service and Appearance Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants GM Oil Life System™ Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air ... Section 7 Scheduled Maintenance Owner Checks and Services Periodic Maintenance Inspections Recommended Fluids and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...Index Section 9 In the Index you will find an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use 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 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC and the PONTIAC Emblem are registered trademarks and the name AZTEK is a trademark of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to .... If you don't, you or others could be hurt. How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means "Don't," "Don't do this"... help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE... see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. Vehicle Damage...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...These symbols have to do with your lamps: MASTER LIGHTING SWITCH These symbols are on some of your controls:... SYSTEM FUSE TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER DOOR LOCK UNLOCK PARKING LAMPS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN... FLASHER POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER COOLANT FUEL ENGINE OIL...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Service Station Guide Battery See Section 6 Windshield Washer Fluid See Section 6 Tire Pressure See ... See Section 5 Hood Release See Section 6 Cooling System See Section 5 Engine Oil Dipstick See Section 6 Fuel Oil Viscosity Engine Oil See Section 6 Use unleaded only. See Section 6 for octane...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also ...: They're for Everyone Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers How ... Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...the seat is locked into place, try to move the seat with your body. Driver's 4-Way Manual Seat ... down. Adjust the seat and release the lever. Use the lever located on the front left side of... rearward. Pull up the lever on the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. ..., pull the lever located on the front of the seat up to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the lever. To make sure the seat is locked into place, try to move the seat with ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...whole seat forward or rearward, slide the control in the direction of the center arrows. Manual Lumbar (If Equipped) The knob that controls this feature is ... the Turn the knob toward the front of the vehicle to increase lumbar support. Turn the knob toward the rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    Heated Front Seats (Option) The heated seat switch is located in the center console switchbank. Reclining Front Seatbacks This feature will...is turned to OFF and will resume operation when the ignition is turned to ON, unless the switch is manually turned off. To adjust the seatback, pull up on the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their job when you're reclined like this. The ..., have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... operating features to adjust, fold, remove and reinstall the seats. By using the seat operating features, in the correct order, you can easily ... of the seat for proper location. Follow the diagram above when the text in this manual tells you which sets of floor cups to use for each seat. Slide the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... lever located on the outboard side of the seatback. Use the recliner lever to move the seatback to the desired ... and fold the seatback forward. The seatback will lock into place when you push it back to..., push and pull on the seatback to check that it is locked upright. Removing the Split Bench Seat ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    2. Make sure the seatback is in the upright position. 3. Lift the seatback recliner lever to fold the seatback forward. 5. To release the front latches, squeeze the angled latch release bar toward the straight crossbar. 6. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly toward the rear of the vehicle and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ...sure the seatback is in the folded forward position and the safety belts are on the correct section of the seat. Donମ. pin diagram earlier. D The left section uses the A and B sets of floor cups. D The right section uses the C and D sets of floor cups. The seat must be placed in the proper location ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place properly when installing ... upright. CAUTION: If the seatback isn't locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop .... Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. 3. Firmly push the rear hooks onto ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... installing the seat, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached,... and fold the seatback forward. The seatback will lock into place when you push it back ... lever located on the outboard side of the seatback. Use the recliner lever to move the seatback to the desired...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    Removing the Captain's Chairs 1. Make sure the seatback is in the upright position. 2. Lift the seatback recliner lever to fold the seatback forward. 4. The seat can then be lifted off the front floor pins. 5. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly toward the rear of the vehicle and then pulling...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... sure the seatback is in the folded forward position and the safety belts are on the correct side of the chair. Don't ... pin diagram earlier. D The left chair uses the A and B sets of floor cups. D The right chair uses the C and D sets of floor cups. The seat must be placed in the proper location ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place properly when installing it. CAUTION: 2. Push the rear of the seat down to lock the rear latches onto the rear set ... that it is properly attached. If the seatback isn't locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things ... passengers' belts are fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See "Safety Belt Reminder Light" in the Index...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You ... 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...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-18
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-19
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    Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers Q: Won't I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if ... 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 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? You may be an excellent driver, ... size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are ...a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "Seats" in the...quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 4. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button... body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or crash, or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... 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 down without pushing the button down to make sure it has locked into position. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    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 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    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 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    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 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Q: What's 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants,...belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly....€ earlier in this section. The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same way as the driver’s safety belt -- except for one thing. If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...: CAUTION: (Continued) Air bags are "supplemental restraints" to the safety belts. All air bags are designed to work... rear crashes. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly -- whether or not there's an ...a crash if you aren't wearing your safety belt -- even if you have air ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... belts offer CAUTION: (Continued) There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. 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...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    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. 1-34
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    The driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. The right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. 1-35
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don't put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... and side impact air bags, the sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air ... inside the steering wheel, instrument panel and the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. How does an air bag restrain? In moderate to severe frontal ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... inflates, there is dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle ... is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... vehicle. Your 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 Publications" ... you are close to an air bag when it inflates. Avoid yellow connectors. They are probably part of the air bag...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... center position. When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. You also have a shoulder belt, which has a retractor. In...as shown. Be sure to slide the shoulder belt part into the keyhole until it locks into place. 1-40
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    To make the lap belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. 1-41
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    ...And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions .... If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure ... positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. 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 strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide ...
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    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. 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...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: Second Row Outside Positions For second row outside positions do the following: 1. Remove ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    2. 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 guide must be on top of the belt. 1-47
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions" ... 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, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in "Center Passenger Position" earlier in .... To remove and store the elastic cord, remove it from the comfort guide. The elastic cord will go back under the center head ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United ... provided by the appropriate restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is no other choice. CAUTION: People should ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very close to, ... children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... restraint will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. In addition, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...quite unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child's hip ... injuries. Young children always should be secured in appropriate child restraints. Restraint Systems... car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    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 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...child restraint system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position ...many years, add-on child restraints have used the adult belt system in the vehicle. To help... the chance of injury, the child also has to be secured within the restraint. The vehicle's belt system...
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    ... 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 be secured within... restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if ...
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    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 ...
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    Captain's Chairs Outside Position Bench Seat 1-58
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    ...top strap to one of these anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of ...the top strap anchored, you'll be ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Center Position Bench Seat 1-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You'll find anchors in both rear seat outside passenger positions. In order to use the system, you need a child restraint that has attaching points (A) at its base and a top tether anchor (B), as shown here. 1-60
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchorage points, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint. See "Securing... Outside Seat Position" in the Index for information on how to secure a child restraint in your vehicle using the vehicle's safety belts. With this ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    .... D Attach the anchor points on the child restraint to the anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position use, where the bottom of the seatback meets the back ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the ... button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... has a lap-shoulder belt. To secure a child restraint in this position, you'll use only the lap part of the belt. Disconnect the shoulder ... securing a child restraint. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. 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. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat. You'll be using ... if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint... the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front...
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    ... lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the ... button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten ...the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Older Children Q: A: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? If possible, an older child should wear a lap-... buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. Older children who have outgrown booster ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... rear seat passenger position, move the child toward the safety belt buckle. In either case, be sure that the...the child is sitting in a rear seat, see "Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides" in the Index. CAUTION: ... together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. 1-70
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    CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isn't long enough to...or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt wasn't being used at ...Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...31 2-32 2-37 2-38 2-40 2-41 Windows Keys Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System (Option) Vehicle Customization Liftgate/Tailgate Theft Content ... Outlets OnStarR System (Option) The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators Message Center...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    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 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Power Windows The driver's window switch also has an express-down feature. This switch .... Press WDO LOCK to stop rear passengers from using their window switches. The driver... on the driver's door armrest control each of the windows when the ignition is in ON, ACC, or when retained accessory power...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    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 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    The master key can be used for the ignition as well as all the door locks, the liftgate/tailgate lock and... new key. If you need a new key, contact your Pontiac dealer, who can obtain the correct key code. For more information ... getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your key inside. You may even ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... your vehicle. From the outside, use your key or press UNLOCK on the optional remote keyless entry .... See "Remote Keyless Entry" in the Index for more information. To unlock either front door ... door from the inside, push the manual locking lever forward. To unlock any door from the inside, pull ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... armrest. Delayed Locking With the delayed locking feature, the doors will not lock immediately when locking the doors using the power door lock switch or when LOCK on the optional remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed while any door is open. Instead, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... With the automatic door lock feature, you can still lock or unlock the doors at any time, either manually, with the power door lock switches or by pressing LOCK on the optional remote keyless entry transmitter. See "Remote Keyless Entry" in the Index ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...(Option) If your vehicle has this feature, you can lock and unlock your doors from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle. Your remote keyless entry system operates on ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...is D If you're still having trouble, see your dealer or a Remote Driver Door Unlock When you press UNLOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter, only .... If you press UNLOCK again within five seconds, the passenger's doors will unlock. If you would like all the doors to...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    Remote All Door Lock To lock all doors, press LOCK on the remote keyless entry .../Tailgate" in the Index for more information. Remote Lock Confirmation When you use the remote keyless entry ...Driver Information Center" in the Index. Remote Unlock Confirmation When you use your remote keyless entry ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...Vehicle Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your ...your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle....vehicle. Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Replacing the Battery in the Remote Transmitter Center Console Switchbank NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any... is a center console switchbank located in the instrument panel, below the comfort controls. The switches will vary with the options that are on your vehicle. The ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ..., as an indication that your vehicle is ready to begin programming. If you have the optional remote keyless entry system, you must press the LOCK button. This lets the system know which transmitter is being personalized. Each remote keyless entry transmitter can be ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Turn.... The number of chimes indicates the vehicle's current programmed mode. If you do not... mode, you can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... Remove the key; only the driver's door will unlock automatically. Mode 6: Automatic Door Locking with shift out of PARK ... ignition on and the D The automatic door unlock feature is turned off. Mode 3: Automatic Door Locking with shift out of PARK (P)/Driver's Door Unlocking with shift into PARK ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...the optional remote keyless entry transmitter.) Mode 2: Delayed Locking (If the power door lock switch or the optional remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle while any door is open, you will hear three chimes. The doors ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Remote Driver's Door Unlock With the remote driver's door unlock feature, you can program your vehicle to do the following: D When ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press UNLOCK on the remote keyless... unlock confirmation feature, your vehicle can do the following: D When you use the remote... been received. If you press LOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter again...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... and unlock confirmation are disabled.) Mode 2: Exterior Lamps Flash Only D When you use the remote ... available on your vehicle. D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock your vehicle, ... and Horn Sound D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock your vehicle, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...to drive with the liftgate/tailgate open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You can't see or ... liftgate/tailgate: 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 bi-level (outside air button ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... lock and turn it clockwise, or entry transmitter. D press REAR on the optional remote keyless Your vehicle must be in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) for the liftgate to release. The liftgate will lock when closed. You will have to use one of ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... ways you can help. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep your ... and transaxle. Also remember to lock the doors. D Put your valuables in a storage area, like your glove box. D If your vehicle has a remote keyless entry system, take the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...D press the liftgate release button, which is located on the center console switchbank, or While armed, the doors will not unlock with the power door lock switch. Once armed, the alarm will go off if someone tries to enter the vehicle without the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...when you press LOCK on your remote keyless entry transmitter to lock the doors. The security light will start flashing to let you ...when you press UNLOCK on your remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock the doors. The security light will stop flashing to let you know the system is no longer armed. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. PASS-Key III uses a radio frequency transponder in the key that matches a decoder in ... learn the transponder value of a new or replacement key. Up to 10 additional keys may be programmed for...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... will not start, see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has started, turn the key to OFF,... ever driving and the SECURITY message comes on and stays on, you will be able to restart your engine if you... PASS-Key III key, see your dealer who can service PASS-Key III to have a new key made. New ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. ACC (B): This position allows you to use things like the radio and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. This position will allow you to turn off the engine, but still turn ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... warning lights. START (D): This position starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition switch ..., such as the radio. Starting Your Engine Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL ...down as your engine warms up. Retained Accessory Power (RAP) With RAP, the power windows,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...your battery or damaging your starter. 2. If the engine doesn't start in 10 seconds, push ... again, repeat Step 1 or 2, depending on temperature. When the engine starts, release the key and the accelerator ... your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... three-prong 110-volt AC outlet. If the cord won't reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord rated for at least ...area where you'll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that particular area. To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    Automatic Transaxle Operation Maximum engine speed is limited when you're in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N), to protect driveline components from ...shift lever. PARK (P): This gear position locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... (N): In this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is "racing" (...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...quickly. THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel ..., have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when...position gives you more power, but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... can damage your engine. FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it... pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P)...have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... ignition is in a position other than OFF. The shift lock release is always functional except in the case ... you to override the shift lock release. 2. Locate the access panel on the left side of the cupholder ... the override access slot by pushing down on the bottom of the panel and lifting up. 2-36
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... left foot. 4. Push the shift lock release lever in with the access panel cover. 5. Move the shift lever out of PARK (P). 6. Put the access panel cover back on by aligning the access panel ... liner. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. ... sure your vehicle won't move, even when you're on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you're pulling a trailer, see "Towing a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... into PARK (P) like this: Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running D Hold in the button on the lever. CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move ...If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called "torque lock." To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then... before you release the parking brake. If torque lock does occur, you may need to have... (P) Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can't see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: D Your exhaust system sounds ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...." Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicle even if the fan switch is at the highest setting. One place this can happen is a garage. Exhaust -- with CO -- can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... the lever located on the left side of the steering wheel console. Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then release the lever to lock the wheel in place. D D D D D Turn Signal and Lane-Change Indicator Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer Flash-to-Pass Windshield Wiper and Washer Control ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically. An arrow on the instrument panel cluster and the optional HUD display will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. To signal a lane change, just raise or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...pull the lever forward. When the high beams are on, this light, on the instrument panel cluster and the optional HUD ... delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band ...off, pull the lever toward you to momentarily switch on the high beams (to signal that you are going...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... cruise control disengages. CAUTION: In freezing weather, don’t use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise...€™t drive safely at a steady speed. So, don’t use your cruise control on winding roads or ..., and you could lose control. Don’t use cruise control on slippery roads. D 2-46
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    .... Setting Cruise Control 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. 2. Get up to the speed you want. 3. ...you leave your cruise control switch on when you're not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into ...lose control. Keep the cruise control switch off until you want to use cruise control. 2-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Ending Cruise Control ... you do this, you'll go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower. D Step lightly on the brake pedal, or D move the cruise switch to OFF. Erasing Cruise Speed Memory When ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... to the left of the steering column. D Taillamps D Instrument Panel Lights AUTO: Turning the knob to this setting ... turn off all the lamps and lights during the day. Automatic Headlamp Control... Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights D D D D It is dark enough outside, the ignition...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...vehicles first sold in Canada. A light sensor on top of the instrument panel makes the DRL work,... by pushing on the fog lamp button. The indicator light for the fog lamp is to the right and slightly... button or turn the ignition off. The indicator light will turn off. When your DRL are on, the exterior...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Your fog lamps will go off when you switch to high beams. When you return to low beam,... come back on. Using your high beams in fog is not recommended. Instrument Panel Intensity Control To increase or decrease the brightness of the instrument panel lights, press the knob located on the interior lamp...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...seconds if you do one of the following: D Lock all the doors using the key, or D press ... on the optional remote keyless entry transmitter, or D press the top of the of the power door lock switch,... on the optional remote keyless entry transmitter, or D the top of the power door lock switch is pressed....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...turned to ON, or D the exterior lamp control is turned out of the AUTO position. To program the perimeter lighting feature, see "Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation" under "Vehicle Customization" in the Index. If your vehicle is equipped ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... lamp control is in the ON or DOOR position. D The ignition is turned to OFF, D the exterior lamp control is in the AUTO position, D LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter, and D ... opening, and it does not have an on/off switch. The lamp will go on each time you open ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... the lamps after only three minutes. Power Outside Rearview Mirrors The power mirror control switch is located on the driver's door. Mirrors Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror To reduce glare from lights behind you, pull the lever toward you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... lanes. Glove Box Your vehicle has a glove box below the instrument panel. To unlock the glove box, put your key into the lock and turn the key ...you need it fully opened. To close the glove box, the door must be pushed up past the detent. To lock the glovebox, put your key into...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Overhead Consoles (If Equipped) If your vehicle has the overhead console it has a storage compartment, a compartment for your garage door opener and a compartment for your sunglasses. If your vehicle has the optional rear seat audio, a longer console with a storage net is included. See "Rear Seat...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... the Velcro and press it firmly to the back of your garage door opener. 5. Line up the button on the garage door opener ... overhead console. To install your garage door opener, follow these instructions: 1. Open the compartment by pressing the latch forward. 2. Remove the garage door opener button, by...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... have liners that remove for larger beverage items. Remove the liners by lifting them out. Store the liners in the glove box when not in use. Your vehicle also has cupholders located in the rear passenger doors and the tailgate. Front Door Utility Packs ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... on the floor of your vehicle, as far forward as you can. When not in use, it is recommend that you take down the rear convenience net to extend its ... the net in the pouch behind either front seat, in the optional front door utility packs, or in one of the optional side convenience nets. Cargo Net ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... side of the vehicle. Do the following to install the nets: When not in use, it is recommended that you then take down the convenience nets to ... collision or sudden stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to secure the cooler storage compartment properly. D The upper hooks on the side...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...mat. Once items are removed or added, properly secure the console/cooler, as described earlier. To remove .../cooler side-to-side to make sure it is locked in place. With this feature, your vehicle has ...€™s and front passenger’s seats. To properly secure the console/cooler, the handle must be latched...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...sliding rear convenience/cargo tray isn't secured properly, it can move around in a collision ...stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to secure the sliding rear convenience/cargo tray .../cargo tray is to provide added convenience when using the rear of your vehicle by making it easier ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...storage compartment, if the passenger's side storage compartment cover is closed. The passenger's side storage compartment cover is not designed to support the driver's side storage compartment cover in an upright position. The driver's side storage compartment provides a hidden storage area...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... on the tray while pulling it towards you. Use your other hand to support and lift the tray from the bottom. Remove the tray from the vehicle at about a 45... should not be put onto the floor track assembly. 1. Unlock the slide locks from the two rear floor retainers. The left lock ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... up on the floor track assembly to make sure it is locked into place. Replacing the Sliding Rear Convenience...information. 1. Pick up the tray by the handle and support the tray from the bottom with your other hand....two front floor retainers. 2. Insert the slide locks into the two rear floor retainers....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...on top of your vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage carrier -- like paneling, plywood, a mattress, and so forth -- the wind can catch it as ... the inside of each right and left side rail. These let you secure cargo placed on the crossrails, as long as they are not wider or longer than the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... driving, check now and then to make sure the luggage carrier and cargo are still securely fastened. NOTICE: Loading cargo that weighs more than 220 lbs. (100 kg) on the luggage carrier may damage your vehicle. Your luggage carrier has release levers within the end of each crossrail support. 2-68
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... 5. Put the tool and the screws back in the plastic bag in the glove box. Lift the release levers on each side to unlock the crossrails. Slide the ...(s), first remove the sunroof stop (A) by using the tool (B) located in the plastic bag in the glove box. To remove the sunroof stop, do ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Use the four tie-down loops in each of the side rails to help secure large loads.... ashtray and cigarette lighter they are located in the glove box. The ashtray fits into the cupholders. The... lighter installs into the accessory power outlet in the center console switchbank. To use the lighter, push it ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... the cover and pull it off. The air inflator kit is stored in the glove box. It includes a 20-foot (6 m) hose with an air pressure gage and nozzle adapters. Sun... visor. Flip up the cover to expose the vanity mirror. Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors (Option) Pull down the sun visor....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    To use your air inflator system do the following: 4. Remove the protective cap covering the accessory power outlet. 5. Attach the other end of the ... the outlet. Replace the protective cap. Place the inflator kit tools in the pouch, and store in the glove box. 1. Turn the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the power accessory plugs. Power ... the accessory power outlets with the protective cap. NOTICE: When using the accessory power outlets: D Maximum load of any electrical equipment ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... the nearest emergency service provider. Call ANSWER/END Button: Use this button to answer ... knob on the radio or, if equipped, the steering wheel volume control. OnStar Services Button... button to cancel the automatic redial. Telltale Light: This light will indicate the status of the system. A solid...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... can provide step-by-step guidance following an accident. D Remote Door Unlock -- To contact the center, call 1-888-4-ONSTAR. You will be required to personal medical history and ...to unlock itself. The advisor can delay unlocking your vehicle. Remote Door Unlock is disabled 48 hours after ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services) D Route Support -- An advisor can provide directions D subject to limitations caused by atmospheric ... to go. In addition, they can help you locate gas stations, rest areas, ATMs, hospitals, hotels, stores, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...sunshade will fully open. When the glass panel is express opening, pressing the switch forward will stop it. Please ...sunroof will operate manually. To close the glass panel, press and hold the front of the switch until ... by hand. To vent open the glass panel, press the rear of the switch. Do not open ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-78
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... panel are: A. Side Vents B. Instrument Panel Cluster C. Hazard Warning Flasher Switch D. Head-Up ...Ignition Switch O. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) P. Shift Lever Q. Accessory Power ...Switchbank W. Accessory Power Outlet or Cigarette Lighter (Option) X. Comfort Controls Y. Glove Box 2-79
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    .... You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. The indicator warning lights and gages are explained on the following pages. United States up-level shown, United States ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... then it's set at zero and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. If your ... the Driver Information Center (DIC), you may toggle the odometer to either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... a feature called retro-active reset. This feature can be used to set the trip odometer to the number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if you forget to reset your trip ... on and you began driving. (If you use the retro-active reset feature after you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... save you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. ... when 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...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the ... Have your vehicle serviced right away. CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light stays on ..., have your vehicle serviced right away if the air bag readiness light stays on ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. This light should come on briefly ...it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem. If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... Index for more information. D If there's an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related to traction ... will turn off and the warning light will come on. If the brake system problem is caused by the brakes beginning to overheat, the brakes will need to cool down before the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada) Engine Coolant Temperature Gage This gage shows the engine coolant .... The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. D Light On Steady -- An emission control NOTICE: Modifications made to the engine, transaxle, ...€™s emission controls and may cause the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light to come on. Modifications to these ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see "If the ...the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service. If the Light Is On Steady You may be ...the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly installed should turn the light off. Did you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check ... mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs Some state... not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage. D At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full. D It takes a little more (or less) fuel to ...or speeding up. is turned off. United States Canada D The gage pointer may move while cornering, braking D...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...there may be a problem with your traction control system. Your vehicle may need service....driving accordingly. If there's an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related ... the brake system problem is caused by the brakes beginning to overheat, the brakes will need to cool down...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... message comes on and stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message Traction Active... United States Canada Canada This message will come on when your engine gets too hot. If this message comes on...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches ... lets you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure... on, the engine oil level may be too low. There may also be another problem... pressure. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... You need to check the oil level right away. Have your vehicle serviced immediately. If this change engine oil message comes on and stays ...information, see "Engine Oil, When to Change" in the Index. After changing the engine oil, the system must be reset. See "How to Reset...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    Door Ajar Warning Message PASS-KeyR III Security Message United States Canada ... ignition is turned to ON or START and the driver's or passenger's door is open. Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message..., however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Low Fuel Warning Message Low Brake Fluid Warning Message United States Canada United States Canada If your fuel is low, the warning message will come on and stay on until you add fuel. If the warning message is still on after adding fuel, you need to reset the warning message. To reset the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... right away. This light will come on if your vehicle has certain non-emission related problems. For example, if the entire electrical system fails to ... receive messages from the vehicle's components, this message will come on. These problems may not be obvious and may affect vehicle...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... is a spare tire on the vehicle or when the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on. The all-wheel-drive system will be disabled until the compact spare ... for more information. If you receive this message, your vehicle is in program mode. You are ready to begin programming your ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...United States Canada United States Canada If you receive this message, the battery in the remote keyless entry needs to be replaced. See “Battery Replacement” in the Index for battery replacement instructions. If you receive this message, one or both of the vehicleମ.
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... When the ignition is turned to ON or START, the DIC will display the following: PONTIAC: PONTIAC will be displayed for three seconds. DRIVER 1: This message... for another three seconds after PONTIAC appears in the display. The DIC will be in the last mode displayed when the engine was turned off. To ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... vehicle can travel on the remaining fuel. The fuel economy used to calculate the range is based on your driving history ...been changed. See "How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message" in the Index. USE SET TO SELECT ENGLISH METRIC: You can use this display to select English or metric. Press the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the calibration process may ...turn off and the compass reading will be displayed. Manual Compass Calibration If the compass appears... does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the calibration mode...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... let the DIC know which driver you are by using your remote keyless entry transmitter. Each remote keyless entry transmitter was pre-programmed to belong to DRIVER 1 or ...features that were last programmed to correspond to your transmitter. If you unlock your vehicle using your key ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... PERSONALIZATION PRESS SET TO BEGIN is displayed. 3. Press the SET button and TO SELECT DRIVER PRESS REMOTE LOCK will appear. Press the LOCK ... keyless entry to start. This identifies which remote keyless entry transmitter is being programmed by displaying PERSONALIZATION FOR DRIVER 1 or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...mode to which the vehicle has been programmed may have been changed since it left ...different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press... set. You can either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... can find your ignition and buckle your safety belt at night. Delayed lighting will not occur while the ignition is ...available on your vehicle. D The ignition is turned to ON, D all doors are locked using the optional remote keyless entry transmitter, D the interior lamp override is turned on, or D...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... OFF: You will always need to lock your doors manually before driving to increase occupant safety. If programmed to ON, you may also program other characteristics of the automatic door unlock feature. See "Automatic Door Unlock" next in this section. D ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... vehicle. Auto Door Unlock If the auto door lock feature has been programmed to ... put in PARK (P), all doors will unlock. When your vehicle was shipped from the factory, it was programmed in ALL. The mode to ... AUTO DOOR LOCK feature is programmed to ON. 3. Press the MODE button until AUTO DOOR UNLOCK ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Follow the instructions for programming AUTO DOOR UNLOCK to DRIVER or ALL listed previously. 3. Press the MODE button until AUTO ...try to lock your vehicle using the power door lock switch or the optional remote keyless transmitter while any ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Remote Door Unlock The remote door unlock feature can be programmed to one of the following modes: DRIVER/ALL: With ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...not flash when UNLOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter. When your vehicle was shipped from the factory, it was programmed in LIGHTS. The mode to... on your vehicle. D During the day, when the ignition is in OFF and D D UNLOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed, the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...The lock feedback feature can be programmed to one of the following modes: OFF: When LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter,...the headlamps and parking lamps will not flash and the horn will not sound. LIGHTS: When LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter, the headlamps...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... Index for more information. The Head-Up Display also displays a CHECK GAGES icon, the following lights and message could appear on the instrument panel cluster when CHECK GAGES appears: D D D D Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... without HUD. If you never look at your instrument panel cluster, you may not see something important, such as a warning light. Under important warning conditions, the CHECK GAGES icon will illuminate in the HUD. Glance at your instrument panel ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... see it properly: 1. Start your engine and turn the dimmer switch knob to the desired HUD ... brightness. The brightness of the HUD image is determined by the ambient light conditions in the direction your vehicle is facing ... to see and then press the DN switch until the HUD image is as low as possible,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...and Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data Systems (RDS) (If Equipped) ... Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data Systems (RDS) (Option) Rear Seat ... Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) Understanding Radio Reception Tips About Your Audio System Care...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... has a flow-through ventilation system described later in this section. Fan Knob The left knob is ...of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and counterclockwise to decrease fan... cooler air. Mode Knob The right knob is used to select and determine the direction of the air flowing...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... and side window vents. Mode Buttons OUTSIDE AIR: Press this button (the light will glow) ... or defog the windows will help clear the vents of moisture. Press the RECIRCULATION button (the light on the OUTSIDE ... the fog, switch the HVAC system to either the DEFOG or DEFROST mode and increase the fan ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...get maximum cooling or a quick cool-down on very hot days, press the A/C and RECIRCULATION buttons (the lights will glow) and turn the temperature knob counterclockwise (toward...become too cold and dry. Push the A/C button again (the light will go off) to turn off the air conditioning. When...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... the BI-LEVEL setting and adjust the fan to the highest speed. Aim the side vents on the instrument panel toward the side windows. For increased airflow ... damp. To clear the fog, switch the HVAC system to either the DEFOG or DEFROST mode and increase the fan speed. To avoid ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... upward to raise the temperature. Slide the P lever downward to lower the temperature. Fan Knob The left knob ...air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan speed and counterclockwise to decrease ... to operate. Mode Knob The right knob is used to select and determine the direction of the air ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...and side window vents. Mode Buttons OUTSIDE AIR: Press this button (the light will glow)... or defog the windows will help clear the vents of moisture. Press the RECIRCULATION button (the light on the OUTSIDE ...clear the fog, switch the HVAC system to either the DEFOG or DEFROST mode and increase the fan...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... To get maximum cooling or a quick cool-down on very hot days, press the A/C and RECIRCULATION buttons (the lights will glow) and move the temperature knob down (toward ... become too cold and dry. Push the A/C button again (the light will go off) to turn off the air conditioning. When ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... the BI-LEVEL setting and adjust the fan to the highest speed. Aim the side vents on the instrument panel toward the side windows. For increased airflow ... damp. To clear the fog, switch the HVAC system to either the DEFOG or DEFROST mode and increase the fan speed. To avoid ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    Rear Window Defogger Press the REAR button, the indicator light will glow, to warm the defogger grid on the rear window. The engine must be running for the... the button again. The indicator light will turn off. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license across the defogger grid ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... it is moving. Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the fan is running. Your vehicle has air outlets that allow ... work much better, reducing the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. fan knob to "5", the highest setting, for a few moments before driving off. This helps clear the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power ...set the clock to the time of an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System (RDS) information, press ... available from the station, NO UPDATE will appear on the display instead. Playing the Radio PWR-VOL:...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...€™t want to use SCV, select OFF. Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between ...and you hear a beep. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to a station, stop... beep. Use PRESET SCAN to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. The radio will ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... tone. Using RDS Mode Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: D Seek only to stations with the types of programs you want to listen to, D seek to stations ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. When a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station ... new message is received. PROG TYPE: This button is used to turn on and off Program... LED indicator next to the SELECT knob will light. The last selected PTY will appear on the display...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... is playing, play will stop for the announcement and resume when the announcement is finished. ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This feature allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type. Press and hold AM-FM for two ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure ...down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. "" (1): Press this button to advance quickly to another ...tape. Press the button again to return to play. The radio will play the last selected station while...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... AUX: With a cassette tape in the player and the radio playing, press this button to play a cassette tape. Press AM-FM to return to the radio when a cassette tape is playing. The inactive tape ... is loaded. : Press this button to remove the tape. The radio will play. The eject button may be activated ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ON or ACC. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPE AUX button .... 4. Insert the adapter into the cassette slot. It will power up the radio and begin playing. This override routine will ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...€™t want to use SCV, select OFF. Finding a Station AM FM: Press this button to switch between ...and you hear a beep. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to a station, stop... beep. Use PRESET SCAN to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. The radio will ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... tone. Using RDS Mode Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: D Seek only to stations with the types of programs you want to listen to, D seek to stations ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. When a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station ... new message is received. PROG TYPE: This button is used to turn on and off Program... LED indicator next to the SELECT knob will light. The last selected PTY will appear on the display...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... is playing, play will stop for the announcement and resume when the announcement is finished. ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This feature allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type. Press and hold AM-FM for two ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... eject button or the RCL knob. Inserting a CD with the radio off and the ignition on will start auto ... appear on the display. If CHECK CD appears on the radio display and the disc comes out,...down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. within a track. Release it to play the passage....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    .... AM FM: Press this button to play the radio when a disc is in the player. CD AUX: With a compact ...disc is loaded. : Press this button to remove the disc. The radio will play. The eject button may be activated... CALIBRATE appears on the display it means that your radio has not been configured properly...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... drive. If you don't want to use SCV, select OFF. Finding a Station AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. ... appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to a station, stop for a few seconds, then go on to the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... beep. Use PRESET SCAN to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. The radio ... MID or TREB) is found. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. ...up to six equalization settings. Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and the SELECT ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... the steps for each EQ setting.EQ 5 has been programmed for use with talk radio, but it can be preset to a different tone....Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: from these stations. These features will only...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... disappear from the display until another new message is received. PROG TYPE: This button is used to turn on and off Program Type (PTY) ...display and the SELECT LED indicator next to the SELECT knob will light. The last selected PTY will appear on the display for five seconds....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This feature allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type. Press and hold AM-FM for two seconds to turn alternate frequency on. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stronger stations. Press and hold...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure ... down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. BY (2): Press this button to play the other side ... Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play the last selected station while ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...-FM to return to the radio when a compact disc is playing. Press CD-TAPE to switch between... icons. : Press this button to remove the tape. The radio will play. The eject button may be activated... seconds to reset the CLEAN PLAYER indicator. The radio will display CLEANED to show the indicator was reset...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    If CHECK CD appears on the radio display and the disc comes out, it could be that: ... corrected, please contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. "" (1): Press and hold this button to advance quickly within ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    AM FM: Press this button to play the radio when a disc is in the player. CD TAPE: With a cassette ... AM-FM to return to the radio when a cassette tape is playing. Press CD-TAPE to switch between ... CD icons. : Press this button to remove the disc. The radio will play. The eject button may be activated ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... on the display and you hear a beep. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to a station, stop for a few seconds, then go on to ... with the preset number. Use PRESET SCAN to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... or decrease bass. When you use this control, the radio's tone setting will switch to custom. To set ... or decrease mid. When you use this control, the radio's tone setting will switch to custom. To set ... and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is active. The radio will produce one ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Using RDS Mode Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: D Seek only to stations with the types of programs you want to listen to, D seek to stations with ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... is playing, play will stop for the announcement and resume when the announcement is finished. ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This feature allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type. Press and hold AM-FM for two ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... and release the LOAD button. 3. Wait for the light, located to the right of the slot, to turn green..... You will then hear a beep and the light, located to the right of the slot, will begin to flash.... The player will pull the disc in. Once the disc is loaded, the light will begin flashing again. Once...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... cancel the loading function. The radio will begin to play the last CD loaded. As each new track starts... down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. CD : This button will eject a disc or discs, ...two seconds. You will hear a beep and the light will flash to let you know when a disc ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... after you have tried to push the CD in manually. The receiver's 25-second eject timer will... can repeat one track or an entire disc. To use repeat, do the following: D To repeat the disc you... sequential order, on all of the discs or on one disc. To use random, do the following: D Press and release...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...then hold the button until the display flashes. AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a disc is in the player. Using Song List Mode The integrated 6-... the desired disc by pressing the numbered pushbutton and then use the SEEK right arrow button to locate the track that ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... S-LIST will appear on the display. The recorded tracks will begin to play in the order that they were saved. You may seek through the song list by using the SEEK arrows. Seeking past the last saved track will return you to the first saved track. To delete tracks from SONG LIST: 1. The disc player ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... or CD through the two sets of headphones, (provided in the glove box), while the driver listens to the radio through the front speakers. The rear seat ... If the front seat passengers switch the source for the main radio to a remote source, the RSA VOL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...is inactive if the AM-FM mode on the front radio is in use. While listening to a cassette tape, press... button is inactive if the tape mode on the front radio is in use. While listening to a CD, press the ...is inactive if the AM-FM mode on the front radio is in use. P.SET PROG: The front passengers must...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different vehicle, it will not operate and LOCKED will be displayed. When the ignition is off and RAP is not active, the blinking light indicates that THEFTLOCK is armed. With THEFTLOCK activated, your radio will not operate ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...vehicle has this feature, you can control certain radio and remote playback functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. PRESET: Press...to play a station you have programmed on the radio preset buttons. When a cassette tape is playing, press this button to switch sides. AM-FM: Press this button...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... Take precautions by adjusting the volume control on your radio to a safe sound level before your ...interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and ...sure to check Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. D Adjust the volume ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... regularly after every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLN or CLEAN to ... through your dealer (GM Part No. 12344789). When using a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning ... cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the following steps. 1. Turn the ignition to ON or ACC. 2. Turn the radio off. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not ... is at the top of the windshield, where the headliner ends. If you experience difficulty with remote transmitters, such as a garage door opener, try pointing the device through the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... Here you'll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-4 4-7 4-7 4-10 4-12 4-12 4-14 4-14 4-16 Your Driving, the Road and Your Vehicle Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    .... In fact, most serious injuries and fatalities to unbelted occupants can be reduced or prevented by the use of safety belts. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is ... crash, especially a rollover crash. This section provides many useful tips to help you drive more safely. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... 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. Defensive driving really means "be ready for anything." On city streets, rural roads or freeways, it ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...drive a 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 do? How... person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    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 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" isn't the right answer. What if there's an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want 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 involves perception time and reaction ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... your brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. 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 the Index. 4-8
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. ... around the obstacle while braking hard. Here's how anti-lock works. Let's say the road is wet. You're ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ...even though you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just... control system that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates only ... system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. The TRACTION ACTIVE...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... while you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. See "Service Traction System Warning Message" in the Index. When this warning message is on, the TRAC OFF light will ...off until there is no longer a current need to limit wheel spin. The TRAC OFF light will ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... noise during hard use but this is normal. During heavy AWD applications, the engine torque may ... 20 minutes depending on outside temperature and vehicle use. See "AWD Disable Warning Message" in... Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available....front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop...€™s the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. An emergency like this requires close attention...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... the object. The fact that such emergency situations are always possible is a good reason to practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the pavement, recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the accelerator and then, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... shoulder and check the blind spot. D Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and D Do ...of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and... the right lane. (Remember that your right outside mirror is convex. The vehicle you just passed may ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... snow, ice, gravel or other material is on the road. For safety, you'll want to slow down and... avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any ...water, ice or packed snow on the road to make a "mirrored surface" -- and slow down when you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so much road ahead....old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-... likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are ... way, it's easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be ... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. Driving in ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try ... or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Hydroplaning ...€™re going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. 4-19
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can't avoid deep puddles or standing water, drive through...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to ... 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... the flow. Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often ... you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Pontiac dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if...Are the lenses clean? D Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for long-distance ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your mirrors and your instruments frequently. D If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... down D D D to a lower gear. The lower gears help cool your engine and transaxle, and you can climb the hill better. Stay... car or an accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks area or winding...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle. Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have good traction. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    .... What's the worst time for this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it's about freezing (32_F; 0_C) and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to avoid ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry pavement. See "Anti-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    .... This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas to get inside. CO could overcome you and ...little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it... your clothing to keep warm. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 4-29
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    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 when you feel really ...The Certification/Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver's door. The label shows the size of your original tires and...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    The Certification/Tire label also tells you the maximum weights for the front and rear axles, called the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). To find out the actual loads on your front and rear axles, you need to go to a weigh station and weigh your vehicle. Your dealer can help you with this. Be sure ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... for an extended period of time (longer than one minute) or occurs many times within one trip, your vehicle needs service. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might not change your weight ratings. Ask your dealer to help you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    Towing a Trailer CAUTION: If you don't use the correct equipment and drive properly, ... rear axle maintenance is required for a vehicle used to tow a trailer. See "Scheduled Maintenance ... takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That's the reason for this section. In it are many ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... and extend the life of your transaxle. D You should use THIRD (3) (or, as you need to, If You Do Decide .... Three important considerations have to do with weight: D Consider using a sway control if your trailer will D .... (900 kg) or less. You should always use a sway control if your trailer will ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And, it can also depend ... your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Pontiac - GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 In ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...Certification/Tire Label at the rear edge of the driver's door, or see "Tire Loading" in the Index. Then ... the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch... 2,000 lbs. (900 kg), be sure to use a properly mounted, weight-carrying hitch...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...drive with your front, main heating or cooling system on and with the fan on any speed. This will bring ...air into your vehicle. Do not use RECIRCULATION because it only recirculates the air ... unconsciousness or death. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. To maximize your safety when towing a trailer...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... hitch and platform (and attachments), safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start ...time. During your trip, check occasionally to be sure that the load is secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ..., change lanes or stop. When towing a trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are ... downgrade. If you don't shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. If you are towing a trailer ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If you're trailering, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-8 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-20 5-21 5-35 5-36 Cooling System If a Tire Goes ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    .... Press the button to turn on your flashers. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. To...warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...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 by pushing or... acid that can burn you. D They contain gas that can explode or ignite. D They contain ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...vehicles involved. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) and a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Turn off...terminals on each battery. CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...in the Index for more information. CAUTION: Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been ... help immediately. Flip the cap up to access the remote positive (+) terminal. You should always use the remote positive (+) terminal instead of the positive (+) terminal on ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep ... to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle .... Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. Don't let the other .... It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal part on the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery. The electrical connection ... with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... black negative (-) cable from the heavy, unpainted metal engine part on the vehicle that had the dead battery. 2.... Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery Towing... Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... coolant temperature gage on your vehicle's instrument panel. See "Engine Coolant Temperature ... mode which alternates firing groups of cylinders helps prevent engine damage. In this mode... will notice a significant loss in power and engine performance. The temperature gage will indicate an overheat...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or ...the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You... get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... to lift the hood but to get service help right away. If No Steam Is Coming From 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: D D D D...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... the hood, here's what you'll see: CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is ...coolant recovery tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it cools down. A. Radiator Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans C. Coolant Recovery Tank 5-12
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... fixed before you drive the vehicle. When the engine is cold, the coolant level should be at or above ..., water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. NOTICE: Engine damage from running your...€™t covered by your warranty. See “Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode” in the Index. 5-13...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...warranty. If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling fans are running. If the engine is overheating, both fans should be... your vehicle needs service. How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. CAUTION:... parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. When the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at or above the FULL ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap -- even a little -- they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is...for the cooling system and the radiator pressure cap to cool if you ever have to turn the pressure...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 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 the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise until it ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    Bypass Tube Housing 3. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valves...., up to the base of the filler neck. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more information about the proper ... the radiator is filled. 5. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine and the compartment. 5-18...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the ...reaches the base of the filler neck. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...a skid and may require the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot ... a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely.... recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 10. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank. 5-20
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you can put blocks at the ... other side of the vehicle, at the opposite end. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 5-21
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... net. 2. Open the jack storage compartment by lifting up the tab and pulling the cover off. A. Jack B. Wing Nut and Screw C. Jacking Instructions D. Folding Wrench Remove the jack and jacking tools by turning the wing nut counterclockwise. Separate the jack and remove the folding wrench from the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), extension tube (B), and folding wrench (C). Removing the Spare Tire without the Sliding Rear Convenience/Cargo Tray The compact spare tire is located under the vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this section for ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the cable back up. Do not try to store the full size tire under the vehicle. A. Sliding Rear Convenience/ Cargo Tray B. Storage Compartment Cap Hole C. Folding Wrench D. E. F. G. Extension Tube Retainer Compact Spare Tire Hoist Shaft Assembly H. Hoist Shaft 5-24
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... to remove the spare tire. 4. Open the driver's side storage compartment door of the sliding rear tray. 5. Remove the cap on the bottom of the storage compartment. The front hole is the access to the hoist shaft. 6. Remove the extension ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...the plastic nut caps with the wheel wrench. They won't come off. Then, using the flat end ...vehicle has aluminum wheels, remove the wheel nut caps using the wheel wrench. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts ...is supplied in the front passenger door pocket. NOTICE: To help avoid damage to lock nut or wheel lock ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: NOTICE: Do not place the jack under the rear axle control arms. Only use the areas shown for proper jack location. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust ... mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... sequence and to the proper torque specification. Don't try to put a wheel cover on the compact spare tire. It won't fit. Store the wheel cover securely in the rear of the vehicle until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools CAUTION: Storing a jack,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... wheel. 4. Attach the folding wrench to the hoist shaft. Use the extension tube if you have the... two clicks. This indicates that the compact spare tire is secure and the cable is tight. The spare tire hoist... rotate or turn the tire. If the tire moves, use the folding wrench to tighten the cable. 5-31
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... the compact spare with a full-size tire, reinstall the bolt-on wheel covers or the center cap (if equipped). Tighten them "hand tight" over the wheel nuts, using the folding wrench. Storing the Flat Tire without the Sliding Rear Convenience/Cargo Tray A....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...aluminum wheels, remove the center trim cap by tapping the back of the cap with the folding wrench. 3. Remove ...and the wing nut from the back of the jack access door. Assemble the wing nut and the J-hook....center hole of the tire. 5. Tighten the wing nut to secure the tire to the floor. Push and pull ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... the driver's side storage compartment door of the sliding rear tray. 3. Remove the rear cap on the bottom of the storage compartment and flip the D-ring up...size Tire F. Storage Compartment Cap Hole Push and pull on the tire to make sure the tire is secure and does not...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time.... other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare on other vehicles.... won't fit your compact spare. Using them can damage your vehicle... can damage the chains too. Don't use tire chains on your compact spare...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... you're stuck, but you must use caution. NOTICE: After installing a compact spare... all-wheel-drive you will need to drive, with light to moderate acceleration, for 10 seconds, in a straight ... parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you'...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...transaxle back and forth, you can destroy your transaxle. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see "Tire Chains" in the.... Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels in ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement (If Equipped) Automatic Transaxle Fluid All-Wheel Drive (If Equipped) Engine Coolant Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes Battery 66-34 6-38 6-40 6-49 6-49 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want ...If you want to do some of your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about ... attempt any vehicle maintenance task. D Be sure to use the proper nuts, bolts and other fasteners.... adding equipment to the outside of your vehicle. Fuel Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... Indicator Lamp" in the Index. If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event it is...The malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for service. 6-4
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... clean air. General Motors recommends that you use these gasolines, particularly if they comply... previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty...not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Don't use it. It can corrode metal parts in your ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. While refueling, let the cap hang by the tether as shown. The fuel cap is located on the driver's... left (counterclockwise). The cap has a spring in it; if you let go of the cap too soon, it will spring back to the right. 6-6
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index. The malfunction indicator lamp (SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light) will come on if the fuel cap is not properly installed. NOTICE: If you need a new cap, be sure to get the right ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... the Hood CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... right. 3. Lift the hood. 1. Pull the hood release handle, located on the driver's side under the instrument panel. Before closing the hood be sure all the filler caps are on properly, then let the hood down and close it firmly. 6-9
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...: A. Underhood Fuse and Relay Center B. Remote Positive (+) Terminal C. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir D. ... Cylinder F. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir G. Battery H. Radiator Pressure Cap I. J. K. L. Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil Dipstick Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Coolant Reservoir 6-10
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... is located at the front of the engine compartment, near the center. The dipstick handle has a bright, yellow loop design for easy identification. United States Canada ...OIL LEVEL message appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... operating range, your engine could be damaged. The engine oil fill cap is located just behind the... one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. See "Engine Compartment ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for ... you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of ...American Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    .... Do not use other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50. Engine Oil Additives Donମ. and engine protection. _ _ When to Change Engine Oil NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... with Used Oil Did you know that used engine oil contains certain elements that may be unhealthy... or properly throw away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. See the manufacturer's warnings about ... If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... the duct. 3. Unlatch the two hooks on top of the engine air cleaner/filter housing. 4. Remove ... replace the engine air cleaner/filter. 5. Align the tabs located on the bottom of the panel with the slots... of the housing. 6. Latch the hooks to secure the panel in place. If the panel moves easily, check...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...the air cleaner/filter is off, a backfire can cause a damaging engine fire. And, dirt can easily get into your ... you're driving. The access panel for the passenger compartment air filter is located in the back of the glove box. 1. Open the glove box. Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement (...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... the inner access door, while squeezing the tab. Be sure it is tightly closed. 7. Snap the outer access panel into the back of the glove box. 3. Then squeeze the tab on the left of the inner access panel to open the door. 6-18
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... to have this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you could get a false reading on the .... D When doing frequent trailer towing. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... the engine, follow these steps: The dipstick is located toward the back of the engine compartment, next to the brake master cylinder. D Park your vehicle ... has a bright, red loop design for easy identification. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. 1. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...it back out again. 1. Pull out the dipstick. 2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid ...dipstick back in all the way. We recommend you use only fluid labeled DEXRONR-III, because... Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... systems that need lubrication. How to Check Lubricant Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance ... lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance ... following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. If the level ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Give boiling protection up to 265_F (129_C). Protect against rust and corrosion. Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as they should. CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost ... than four times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. Checking Coolant NOTICE: If you use the proper coolant, you don't have to add extra inhibitors or additives which ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... careful not to spill it. CAUTION: CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and ...you will almost never have to add coolant at the radiator. Never turn the radiator pressure cap -- even a little -- when the engine and radiator are hot. You can be...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... (105 kPa) pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line up with the overflow tube on the radiator filler neck. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean, then unscrew the cap and... and completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again and look at the fluid level on the dipstick. When the engine compartment is hot, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Open the cap labeled WASHER FLUID. Add washer fluid until the tank is full. ... Brake Fluid NOTICE: D When using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water....damage the tank if it is completely full. Don't use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for the location of the reservoir. ... level during normal brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid level goes ...falls to a low level, your brake warning light and the low brake fluid message ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...fluid. Refer to "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it. This will help keep dirt from entering the reservoir. NOTICE: D Using the wrong...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is.... See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections... warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. Your new vehicle comes with a maintenance free ACDelcoR battery.... label. We recommend an ACDelco battery. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for battery location. ... have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode. You can be badly hurt...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...not listed in this section, contact your dealer's service department. Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Lift ...Bulbs CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if ...could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 3. Unsnap the headlamp assembly ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...up the gray tabs and separate the connector from the bulb base. 9. Install the new bulb into the electrical connector. Push the bulb firmly enough .... Align the retaining clips on the back of the headlamp with the rectangular holes in the mounting panel. 13. Push firmly on both ends of the headlamp to...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    Front Turn Signal/Parking/Sidemarker Lamps 1. Open the hood. 4. Pull the parking/turn signal lamp assembly away from the vehicle. 2. Using a 7 mm socket, remove the two inboard screws attaching the lamp to the fender bracket. 3. Unsnap the parking lamp and turn signal lamp assembly by lifting ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the lamp socket. 7. Line up the tabs on the socket ... removed in Step 2. Stop Lamps and Taillamps 1. Open the liftgate and the tailgate. 2. Using a 7 mm socket, remove the two screws from the taillamp housing. 3. Gently...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ...from the lamp assembly by pressing the tab while turning the bulb socket counterclockwise. 5. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the bulb socket. 6. Line up the tabs on the bulb socket with the gaps in the socket holes and screw the bulb socket back into ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... Then, pull the blade assembly down toward the glass to remove it from the wiper arm. 6. Push the new wiper blade securely on the wiper arm until you hear the release... "click" into place. 7. Push the release clip, from Step 4, down to secure the wiper blade into place. 6-39
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Pontiac Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Underinflated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. The resulting...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    .../Tire label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires... psi (420 kPa). How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure... they're underinflated. Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... damaged tires or wheels. See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel Replacement" later in... try to rotate or turn the tire. If it moves, use the folding wrench to tighten the cable. See "... rotation intervals. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the ... "Changing a Flat Tire" in the Index. When It's Time for New Tires One way to tell when it's time ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... may also cause damage to your vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type tires on all ... to drive with your compact spare, though. It was developed for use on your vehicle. CAUTION: If you use bias-.../or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on your ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades...tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of ... Your dealer will know the kind of wheel you need. Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying capacity, diameter,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... and wheel nuts for your vehicle. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper ... and cause an accident. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel. 6-47
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... as possible with the ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your ...tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... use anything from a container 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. Never use these to clean your vehicle: Don't use any ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...area immediately or it will set. Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup,...area with cool water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner instructions ...clean with cool water and allow to dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... water and a clean cloth. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to...if you don't get them off quickly. Use a clean cloth and a vinyl/leather cleaner.... dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. D For stubborn stains, use a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    .... See "Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index. Don't use abrasive cleaners on glass, because they may cause scratches. ...to be scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. Any temporary license should not be ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index. Don't use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or that contain ... the vehicle as soon as possible. If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe... exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Finish...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... (If Equipped) Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and ...is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Don't use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive polishes, abrasive...these wheels. Cleaning Tires To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner. NOTICE: When...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... with touch-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can be ... dark spots etched into the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Pontiac will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... vinyl Cleans carpets, seats, interior trim, door panels and floor mats Spray on ... dust, fingerprints and surface contaminants Removes light scratches and oxidation and protects finish ... use only. ** Not recommended for use on instrument panels. t Protectant t Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner 1052929...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on the inside of the access panel, located on the ... the windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers in the instrument panel fuse panel protect the power windows and other power accessories. When the current load ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can ...that you can get along without -- like the radio or cigarette lighter -- and use its fuse, if it is the right amperage. Replace it...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Fuses 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Usage Fuse Puller Steering Wheel Radio Controls Power Door Locks SPARE SPARE SPARE SPARE 16 17 18 19 21 22 15 ...) Compressor Relay and Height Sensor Heated Mirrors Power Mirrors Ignition 1 Module Turn Signal Switch and NSBU Switch Rear Defogger ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... PASS-KeyR III Park Lock Ignition Key Solenoid Not Used Power Sunroof Power Windows Map Lamps, Courtesy Lamps and Instrument Panel Lights Radio UQ3 Radio Amplifier Head-Up Display Fuses 40 41 Usage Hazard Flashers Instrument Panel Cluster,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... Relay Center This fuse and relay center is located in the engine compartment, on top of the windshield washer fluid reservoir. ...Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch Horn Engine Controls - Emissions and Sensors Power Control Module (PCM) - Battery Power Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Control Module Transaxle ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...34 J-Style Fuse 35 36 37 38 39 40 Usage Ignition Relay, Neutral Start Switch, Powertrain ... Drive (AWD) Module Cruise Control Front Power Outlets/Lights, OnStarR Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System SPARE ...Solenoid Battery Fuse ABS Motor SPARE SPARE Engine Cooling Fan Engine Cooling Fan 6-63
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... for HVAC Blower and Ignition 3 Relay Main Battery Fuse for Ignition Switch, Radio, Heads-Up Display, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Instrument Cluster... Headlamps Parking Lamps High-Beam Headlamps Fog Lamps Usage Starter Relay Cooling Fan Ignition 1 Relay Cooling Fan Cooling Fan...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    Spare Fuses 64 65 66 67 68 69 Fuse Puller 70 Diode Usage SPARE SPARE SPARE SPARE SPARE SPARE Fuse Puller Diode for Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch Replacement Bulbs Headlamps High-beam ...9005 Low-beam ...9006 Front Turn Signal/Parking/Sidemarker Lamps . . 3057 Stop/Taillamps (Top) ...3057K ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... ...1.0 U.S. gallon (0.37 L) All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. Engine Specifications Engine VIN Code ...E Engine Type ...V6 Firing Order ...1-2-3-4-5-6 Horsepower ...185 Thermostat...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... cm) Rear Tread Width ...63.8 inches (162.0 cm) Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...ACDelcoR/1208C Battery Replacement ...CCA=600 Engine Oil Filter ...ACDelco/PF 47 Passenger Compartment Air Filter (2) ...52482929 Radiator Cap ...ACDelco/R C-27 Spark Plugs ...ACDelco 41-940 Gap: ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... covers the maintenance required for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-5 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance 7-15 7-19 7-21 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet or ..., checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are ... Periodic Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another qualified .... These products, or their equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to help you keep your ... 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km)...will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner if the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message appears. Remember to reset the Oil Life .... See "Oil Life System" in the Index for information on resetting. An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components with each engine oil and filter change. Lubricate ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
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    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...(12 500 km) j Drive axle service. If your vehicle is used to pull a trailer, change the ...Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index for the proper fluid to use. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and ...DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... (See footnote +.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ... ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner ... Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j If Equipped: Replace passenger...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    .... - In hilly or mountainous terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your ...at 100,000 miles (166 000 km). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) j Rotate tires....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control... ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner... Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j If Equipped: Replace ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If ...may require replacement more often. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-14
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability and ... further details. Engine Coolant Level Check At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts... Fluid" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed... anchor and release pawl, hood and door hinges, rear folding seats, liftgate hinges. Part D tells you what to use. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...if necessary. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator 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 (N). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. CAUTION: When...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this...the vehicle begin to move. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... once. Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the...To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year. Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) and Carrier Assembly - Differential (Rear Drive Module) ...Inspection Every 12 months or at engine oil change intervals, check rear differential and transfer case ... lubricant when necessary. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...vehicle's engine, see "Engine Oil" in the Index. 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only GM GoodwrenchR ...Transmission Fluid. FLUID/LUBRICANT Power Steering System Automatic Transaxle Key Lock Cylinders Engine Coolant Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... and Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges FLUID/LUBRICANT LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent)...LB. Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Carrier Assembly - Differential (Rear Drive Module) and Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) Rear ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-24
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Pontiac 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 8-3 8-5 8-5 8-7 8-8 Pontiac Cares What Makes Up Pontiac ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... ...YOU! PONTIAC CARES is: A valuable feature that comes with every Pontiac, a feature that offers a multitude of benefits that can give you safety, security, comfort and convenience. With PONTIAC CARES, you are never more than a phone call away from...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? D A 3 year/36,000 mile (60 000 km) Bumper-... one and are discussed in greater detail in your owner's manual. Pontiac is focusing on the changing needs of our customers and... total customer enthusiasm in our product and our services and make you the most satisfied customer ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-... date and present mileage When contacting Pontiac, please remember that your concern will likely...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ...hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment ...number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Pontiac, the letter should be addressed to Pontiac's Customer ... Center. United States Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 1-800-263-3777 (English) 1-800-263-7854 (French) 1-800-263-3830 (For Text Telephone devices (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 Mexico, Central America and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...(hand controls, wheelchair/scooter lifts, etc.). This program can also provide you with free resource... assessment centers and mobility equipment installers. The program is available for a limited period of time from the date of...9935. GM of Canada also has a Mobility Program. Call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide ...tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following services for 3 years/36,... (1-800-762-3743) As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...following information to give the advisor: Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver ... never have the occasion to use our service, it is added security while traveling for you...€™re only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor .... However, if you are unable to wait, Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ... it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... only at participating dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every ... Coverage period of the General Motors of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty, alternative transportation may be available under the Courtesy Transportation Program. Please consult your ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... it may open an investigation, 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...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ...ll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-762-2737, or write: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 In... in Canada is 1-800-668-5539. Service manuals may be purchased from Helm Incorporated using the ordering information on the following pages....
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    2001 PONTIAC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing of your..., Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2001 PONTIAC SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle...
  • 2001 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... be applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2001 2001 2001 2001 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.00 $50.00 ... H I P T O 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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