2001 Pontiac Montana Owner's Manual

2001 Pontiac Montana Manual

2001 Pontiac Montana manual table of contents:

  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    Every 2001 Montana 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 Montana Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 10423825 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 2000 All Rights Reserved i
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    ... Belts Air Bag Systems Restraint Systems for Children Features and Controls Section 2 Windows Keys and Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System Automatic Transaxle Parking Brake Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Windshield ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    Table of Contents (cont'd) Comfort Controls and Audio Systems Section 3 Heating and Air Conditioning Setting the Radio Clock Radio/Cassette Player/CD Player Radio Theft-Deterrent Feature Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) Your Driving and the Road ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... Life System™ Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Brakes Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires and Wheels Appearance Care Electrical System/Fuses and Circuit Breakers Capacities and Specifications...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Publications 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
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    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem and the name MONTANA are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you ... this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to explain things...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... are some other symbols you may see: ENGINE COOLANT TEMP WINDSHIELD WASHER BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM FUSE TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER DOOR LOCK UNLOCK PARKING LAMPS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN BRAKE FASTEN SEAT BELTS HAZARD WARNING FLASHER ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... only. See Section 6 for octane ratings. Spare Tire Pressure See Section 5 Engine Oil Dipstick See Section 6 Oil Viscosity Engine Oil See Section 6 Secondary Hood Release See Section 6 Cooling System See Section 5 Hood Release See Section 6 Fuel Use unleaded only....
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Safety Belt Pretensioners Rear Seat ...) Children Built-in Child Restraint (Option) Restraint Systems for Children Older Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash 1-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...in, fold and unfold them. Driver's 4-Way Manual Seat Use the lever located on the front left ...lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The...the vehicle is not moving. To make sure the seat is locked into place, try to move the seat back ...
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    Manual Front Passenger Seats To move the seat, pull up the lever located on the front of the seat to unlock it. 6-Way Power Seat .... 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 back and forth with your body. D Move the ...
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    ... the switch to turn the heater off. The heated seat switch will turn off when the ignition is turned to OFF and will resume operation when the ignition is turned to RUN, unless the switch is manually turned off. To adjust the seatback, pull up on the lever located on the outboard ...
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    CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your 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 shoulder belt can't do its job because it won't be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you....
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    ... have levers and straps used to adjust, remove and reinstall the seats. By using the levers and straps, in the correct order, you can easily remove the seats from your vehicle. Slide the head restraint...your ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. Floor Seat Pin Diagram ...
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    ... for proper location. Follow the previous diagram when the text in this manual tells you what sets of floor ... the belt after it is disconnected from the mini-buckle. When removing the second row split bench seat... to check that it is locked. Flip and Fold Feature The rear seats in your vehicle, except...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...be folded down individually and the sections can be removed individually. The second row (40/60) sections... seat, while pulling the seatback down until it locks into place. To raise a seatback, pull the nylon strap while raising the seatback until it locks upright. To fold down the seatback, lift up ...
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    ...either lever and slide the seat forward or rearward. Release the lever. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked into place. Removing the Split Bench Seat Make sure the seatback is in the upright position. One is located below the center, in...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    2. Push the red center of the buckle up with a small pointed object -- like a key or a pen -- to remove the seat belt, if needed. 3. Lift the seatback recliner lever or pull the nylon strap on the back of the seat to fold the seatback forward. 4. Slide the seat all the way back by lifting one of ...
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    Replacing the Split Bench Sections Make sure the seatback is in the upright position and the safety ... seat, showing where the seat must go. Follow that diagram. D The left (40) section of the 40/60 ... the angled bar toward the straight crossbar. 7. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly forward, then ...
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    2. Make sure the bench seat is angled so that the front hooks clear the floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not attach to the rear set of floor pins. 1. Squeeze the angled bar toward the solid crossbar while placing the front hooks of the bench seat onto ...
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    ...stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place properly when installing ... of the seat and raise the seatback until it locks upright. If the front latches are not ... of the seat. 4. Try to raise the seat to check that it is locked down. 6. Push and pull on the seatback...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... down or reclined. The seats can also be adjusted forward or rearward and removed. Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks The seatback on a bucket seat can be either folded down or ..., and are not twisted. To raise a seatback, pull the nylon strap while raising the seatback until it locks upright. 1-14
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    ... to adjust the seat forward or rearward. Use the lever to raise or lower the seatback to the desired position. When raising a seatback to an upright position, push and pull on the seatback to make sure that it is locked upright. One is located below the center, in front of the bucket seats. 1-15
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    The other lever is located on the rear of the bucket seat. Removing the Bucket Seats Make sure the seatback is in the upright position. The...or rearward. Release the lever. Push and pull on the seat to make sure that it is locked into place. 3. From behind the seat, pull the nylon strap, located at ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... is folded all the way forward. 4. To unlatch the front latches, with the seat folded forward, squeeze the angled bar toward the straight crossbar. 5. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly forward, then toward the rear of the vehicle and then pulling it out. This should be done in one motion. 1-...
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    Replacing the Bucket Seats Don't put the seats in so they face rearward because they won't latch that way. If you ... labels, located on the back of the seat, showing where the seat must go. Follow that diagram. The seat must be placed in the proper location for the legs to attach correctly. See ...
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    ...stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place properly when installing ...back of the seat and raise the seatback until it locks upright. If the front latches are not ... and pull on the seatback to make sure that it is locked in place. CAUTION: If the seatback isn't...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... forward or reclined and the seats can be removed. It is easier to raise or lower the seatback if ... and fold the seatback forward. The seatback will lock into place when you push it back .... Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. To recline the seatback, lift up on the recliner...
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    ... either lever to slide the seat forward or rearward. Release the lever. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked into place. Removing the Captain's Chairs 1. Pull the nylon strap behind the chair to release the rear hooks from the floor pins. ...
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    Replacing the Captain's Chairs The captain's chairs have seat position labels, located on the back of... seat, showing where the seat must go. Follow that diagram. The seat must be placed in the proper location ... off the front floor pins and removed from the vehicle. 1. Hook the front latches over ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... 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 ...sure it is properly attached. If the seatback isn't locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...the Index for more information. The stowable seat can be removed and replaced, or with the seatback folded, it can lie flush with the ... on the seatback to raise the seat. D from the passenger's side sliding door, pull up on the Push and pull on the seatback to make sure that it is locked into the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...If the seatback is down, put the seatback in its upright position before removing the seat. See "Folding the Seatback" previously. 4. From behind ... floor pins. 5. While holding onto the crossbar at the bottom of the seat, remove the seat by rocking it slightly toward the rear of the vehicle and ...
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    Replacing the Stowable Seat Do not put the stowable seat in so it faces rearward because... seat. 3. Try to raise the seat to make sure that it is locked down. 4. Push and pull on the seatback to...stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place properly when installing ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    .... It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or air bag system. CAUTION: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-28
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-29
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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 ... 1-30
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... the driver position. Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has 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 ...
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    3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 4. Push the latch plate into the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. 1-34
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... 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 Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    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 ...
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    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...
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    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 ...
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    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 Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    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 ...
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    ... push the button on the buckle. The 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 should wear a lap-shoulder belt, ...
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    ... reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle the belt. On some vehicles, if you pull the shoulder portion of the belt out all the way, you will engage the child restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. 1-42
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    ...and side impact Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) or air bag systems. Your vehicle has four ... federal regulations. Here are the most important things to know about the air bag systems: CAUTION: (Continued) ... work with safety belts but don't replace them. Frontal air bags for the driver and right...
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    ..., 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 more information. 1-44
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    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 ... air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. 1-45
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    ...anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering and don't ... The right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. 1-46
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    .... A side impact air bag will only deploy on the side of the vehicle that is struck. In any particular crash, no one can say whether an air bag should have inflated ... bag modules inside the steering wheel, instrument panel and the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. 1-47
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... driver's air bag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger's bag, the side of the seatback closest to the door for the driver and right front... This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle...
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    ... be there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. diagnostic module, which records information about the frontal air ...
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    ... around your 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" in the Index. Safety Belt Pretensioners Your vehicle ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 1. ... pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, ...
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    Second Row Outside Passenger Positions Third Row Outside Passenger Positions If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt ...
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    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 fit ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck ... seat in the second row, there is one guide for the left-hand outside passenger position. ... and use the safety belt: 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip on the side of the seatback. 1-55
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    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. 1-56
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    ... Passenger Positions" earlier in this section. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out from the guides. Slide the guide onto the storage clip. Lap Belt If your ...
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    When you sit in the center position of the bench seat, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same ...
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    Center Passenger Position (Bucket Seat) Lap Belt If your vehicle has bucket seats, someone can sit in the center position bucket seat. When you sit in the center position bucket seat, you have a lap safety belt which has a retractor. 1. Pick up the latch plate and, in a single motion, pull the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in.... Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is no other choice. 4. Position and release it the same way as ...
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    CAUTION: (Continued) For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. ...
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    ...older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. What are the different types of add-on child ...
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    CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant's neck is weak and its head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the crash ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... fits in only one location in your vehicle. To find out where a bucket seat that has a built-in child restraint must be located in your vehicle, see "Removable Rear Bucket Seats" in the Index. If your vehicle has this option in a 60/40 bench seat, this bench seat will only fit in the second row ...
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    This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards....slots for the five-point child restraint harness system? A child whose shoulders are above the shoulder ...slots for the five-point child restraint harness system shouldn't use this child restraint. Instead,...
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    ... 1. Raise the head restraint until the lower edge of the head restraint is even with the top of the seatback. 2. Rotate the head restraint rearward until it touches the top of the seatback. Make sure there is no gap between the lower edge of the head restraint and the top of the seatback. 1-66
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    3. Lower the child restraint cushion. You'll be using the child restraint's harness (A) to secure your child. Don't use the vehicle's safety belts. 1-67
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    ... use the vehicle's adult safety belts. WARNING! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS ON THE USE OF THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN YOUR CHILD STRIKING THE VEHICLE'S INTERIOR DURING A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH. SNUGLY ADJUST ...
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    ... the buckle until it clicks. Be sure the buckle is free of any foreign objects that may prevent you from securing the latch plates. If you can't secure a latch plate, see your dealer for service before using the child restraint. 10. Pull up on both latch plates to make sure they are secure. 1-69
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    CAUTION: An unfastened shoulder harness clip won't help keep the harness in place on the child's shoulders. If the harness isn't on the child's shoulders, it won't be able to restrain the child's upper body in a sudden stop or crash. The child could be seriously injured. Make sure the ...
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    12. Pull the shoulder harness adjustment strap (C) firmly until the harness is snugly adjusted around the child. You should not be able to put more than two fingers between the harness and the child's chest. Make sure the harness and buckle strap are not twisted. 13. Adjust the position of the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Removing the Child from the Built-In Child Restraint 2. Unlatch the harness by pushing the button on the buckle. 1. Unfasten the shoulder harness clip. 3. Move ...€™s shoulder. 4. Move the other side of the harness off the child’s shoulder. 5. Remove the child from the child restraint cushion. 1-72
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    Storing the Built-In Child Restraint Always properly store the built-in child restraint before using the vehicle's lap-shoulder belt. 2. Fold the child restraint cushion and leg rest up into the seatback. 3. Press the child restraint cushion firmly into the seatback. 1. Move both latch plates ...
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    ... all the way down. Just like the other restraint systems in your vehicle, your built-in child restraint needs ... be periodically checked and may need to have parts replaced after a crash. See "Checking Your Restraint Systems" and "Replacing Seat and Restraint System Parts After a Crash" in the...
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    ... a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make ... 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...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. 1-76
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    ... find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in ... child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy ... to secure your child seat, is available from your dealer at no charge to you. 1-77
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    ... injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing...child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing ...sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle -- even when no child is in it. 1-78
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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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    Second Row Third Row 1-80
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    ... with a top strap in the right front passenger's position because there's no place to anchor the top strap. Anchor the top strap to one of these ... the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Third Row (Stowable Seat) 1-81
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You'll find anchors (A) in the second row driver's side bucket seat, the ... both second row captain's chairs. In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint...
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    With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle's safety belts to secure a child restraint. 1-83
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    ... vehicle's safety belts. Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System 1. Find the anchors for the seating position you want to use, ...to the child restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint,...
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    ... the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the ...
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    Second Row Outside Passenger Positions Third Row Outside Passenger Positions Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 1-86
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    ... had to. 4. Some vehicles have a child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor. You ... can't pull the belt out because it has locked, it means the retractor has the child restraint ...your vehicle doesn't have the child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor. 1-87
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    .... D If your vehicle doesn't have the child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor, tighten the belt by ... of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the ...
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    ... Row Bench Seat) You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when ... seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 1-89
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    ... to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 4. Buckle ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pull the lap belt all the way out without...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull 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. The safety belt will move freely again and...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, always move the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...Pick up the latch plate, and run the 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 release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... your vehicle doesn't have the child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor. D If your vehicle has the child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor, pull the... belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... your vehicle doesn’t have the child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor, tighten ... restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicleମ. the choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    Q: A: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? If possible, an older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the hips, just touching the top of ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Q: A: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck? Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child’s shoulder, so that in a crash the childମ.
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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 Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash If.... If the frontal air bags inflate, you’ll also need to replace the driverମ. inflates, you’ll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... 2-10 2-16 2-26 2-28 2-35 2-36 2-37 2-40 2-42 2-42 2-44 2-45 2-47 2-51 2-52 Windows Keys Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices Dual Sliding Doors Power Sliding Door (Option) Liftgate Theft Content Theft-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    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 Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...it. The window will lower completely. To stop the window from lowering all the way, pull up the front of the switch. The switches on the driver's door armrest control the front windows when the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    .... Press the bottom of the switch to close both windows. The windows can be closed fully or partway depending on how long the switch is pushed. The ignition must be in RUN, ACCESSORY or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active, to use the power...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    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. 2-5
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... key can be used for the ignition as well as all door locks, the liftgate lock and the storage compartments....If you need a new key, contact your Pontiac dealer, who can obtain the correct key code. In an emergency, call Pontiac Roadside Assistance. See "Roadside Assistance" in the Index for more ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Door Locks CAUTION: Unlocked doors can be dangerous. D Passengers -- especially children -- can ... doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle won't open it. You ...your key or the remote keyless entry transmitter. To unlock either front door from the outside with the key,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... the key and turning the key toward the rear of the vehicle. Also, when the doors are locked with the power.... When the liftgate has been unlocked with the power door locks, you won't need the key... Keyless Entry System" later in this section. From the inside, press the front of the power door lock...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... doors using the power lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter, three chimes will signal that last door closed locking is being used when... immediately using the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter a second time. If the ignition is in RUN or...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...If you don't leave the keys in the ignition or if you use the manual door lock, you could still lock... the Index. Remote Keyless Entry System You can lock and unlock your doors and the...inside. Then get out and close the door. Your remote keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... Index for more details. Remote All Door Lock To lock all doors, press LOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter. See "Power Door Locks" in the Index for more details on the power door lock features. With the content theft-deterrent system, the LOCK button may arm the system...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    Remote Lock Confirmation With the content theft-deterrent system, your remote keyless entry ... remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock your vehicle or to operate the optional power sliding door(s), ... has the optional power sliding door, your remote keyless entry transmitter will have a button that ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... optional dual power sliding doors your remote keyless entry transmitter will have two buttons... Sliding Door" later in this section. If the power sliding door(s) is locked, first unlock all doors...You can operate the power sliding door(s) with the remote keyless entry transmitter only when the power ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about three years. You ... before the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. Replacing the Battery in the Remote Transmitter 1. Insert a flat object ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...the overhead console. The switchbank may include the interior lamps override, the power sliding door, the power sliding door override, the power rear quarter windows and the rear parking aid ... door override switches will be integrated on the power sliding door switches. If your vehicle does not ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices Your vehicle's locks and lighting systems can be programmed with several different features. The features you can program depend on the options that came with your vehicle. The following chart shows the features that can ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... See "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the Index. 3. Close the driver's door. 4. Turn the ignition key towards you to ACCESSORY. 5. Count the number...will come on whenever you remove the key from the ignition and stay on for about 25 seconds, or until you lock the doors.) Mode 4: Both Features On ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... occupant safety.) Mode 2: Automatic Door Locking Only D The automatic door unlock feature is turned off. D Shift out of PARK (P) with the ignition on and the driver's door closed; all doors will lock automatically. Mode 3: Automatic Unlocking with the Ignition Off D Turn off the ignition ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press LOCK on the power door lock switch. ...lock switch. D When you press LOCK on the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter while any door or the liftgate is open, the doors will not lock. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... will always lock immediately when you press LOCK on the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter.) Mode 2: ... Last Door Closed Locking Only (If the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle while any door or the liftgate is open, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... you press UNLOCK on your remote keyless entry transmitter, the driver's door will unlock, and entry...press UNLOCK on your remote keyless entry transmitter, all doors and the liftgate will unlock.)...press UNLOCK on your remote keyless entry transmitter once, the driver's door will unlock. When you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...lamps will flash to let you know your vehicle is locked, and unlock your vehicle or operate your optional power sliding door(s), your parking lamps will flash. D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock your vehicle or operate your...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press LOCK on the remote keyless entry... sensors sensitivity can be adjusted, by your Pontiac dealer, if more or less sensitivity... vehicle or opens a door or the liftgate while your content theft-deterrent system is armed...
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    ... Lock Switch Arming Off D The system will arm when you lock the doors with your key or remote keyless entry transmitter. The key must be removed from the ignition when you lock the doors or the content theft-deterrent system will not arm. 2-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... or remote keyless entry transmitter. D The system will arm when you lock the doors with your remote keyless entry transmitter. The key must be removed from the ignition when you lock the doors or the content theft-deterrent system will not arm. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... corresponding to the mode selection you want. 7. Remove your key from the door key cylinder. The mode you ... system, remember to arm the system before exiting. Dual Sliding Doors To open either sliding door ... ever happens, don't try to force the sliding door. Just close the driver's side sliding ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Sliding Door Lock CAUTION: If your vehicle is facing downward on a steep grade (15 percent or more...open and could slam shut, possibly injuring someone. To make sure the door does not slam shut, be sure to hold it open until everyone is clear of the door, and only then allow it to slowly close. 2-27
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ..., push the bottom of both power sliding door switches to turn off the power to both sliding doors. Lock either sliding door from inside the vehicle by moving the manual lever down. Unlock it by moving the lever up. With the power door locks, the sliding door lock has a...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... door. Pushing the bottom of the switch(es) turns the power to the sliding door(s) off. When the power to the sliding ... dual power sliding doors. D when using the remote keyless entry transmitter. NOTICE: When your ... car wash, be sure the power sliding door is turned off. If it isn't, the power ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... or closing, when the override switch(es) is turned on. The power sliding door(s) will only open if... completely closed. If the power to the sliding door(s) is turned off, the buzzer will not sound..., in front of the driver's or the passenger's side sliding door. CAUTION: If you shift the transaxle...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... before closing the door. If you want to open the power sliding door(s) when the override switch(es) is turned off, pull the inside or outside handle and let go. The door will open fully. To open the power sliding door(s) when the power sliding door ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...the door does not slam shut, turn on the power sliding door feature. Then if the... want to close the power sliding door(s) when the override switch(es) is turned off, pull the inside or... you. To close the power sliding door(s) when the override switch(es) is turned on, pull the inside or outside handle...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... move the security lock lever all the way up and close the door from the outside. If your vehicle has the optional power sliding ...When the power sliding door override switch(es) is turned on, the power sliding door(s) cannot be opened from the inside when the sliding door security lock is in use. If...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... information about your fuse panel. If any of these conditions occur, the power sliding door will need to be ... be sure the power sliding door is unlocked and securely closed. 2. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 3. ... security lock lever all the way down. The sliding door lock will now work normally. 2-34
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...: 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 ...€ in the Index. NOTICE: Be sure there are no overhead obstructions, such as a garage door, before you open the liftgate. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... you park your vehicle and open the driver's door, you'll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with ... will be locked, and so will your ignition and transaxle. Also remember to lock the doors. To close the liftgate, pull down on ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...your glove box. D If your vehicle has a remote keyless entry system, take the transmitter with you. D Lock all the doors except the driver's. A light located ...know that the system has been armed. While armed, the doors will not unlock with the power door lock switch. 2-37
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    ... Transmitter Your alarm system will arm when you use your remote keyless entry transmitter to lock the doors, if the key is not in the ignition. The security light will turn on... is open and the key is removed from the ignition. If you would like to turn on power door lock switch arming, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...Entry Transmitter Your alarm system will disarm when you use your remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock the doors. The security light will stop flashing to let... use your key to unlock the doors. The security light will stop flashing to let you know the system is no longer armed. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...This means you don't have to do anything different to arm or disarm the system. It works when you insert or remove the key from the ignition. Your PASS-Key III system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... will not start see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has started, turn the key to OFF and remove the key. 4. Insert the ... or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key III to have a new key made. In an emergency, call Pontiac Roadside Assistance. See "Roadside Assistance" in the Index for ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...which you can operate your electrical power accessories. Press in the ignition switch as you turn the top of the key toward you. LOCK (B): This is the only position in which you can remove the key. This position locks your steering wheel, ignition and transaxle. 2-42
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ..., but never try to push-start your vehicle. A warning chime will sound if you open the driver's door when the ignition is off and the key is in the ignition. RUN ... to work up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned to OFF and none of the doors are opened. 2-43
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait...about one-quarter of the way down while you turn the key to START. Do this until the engine starts....With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with ... fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. 2-45
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    .... The electrical cord is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment. 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-volt AC outlet. 4. ...long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead of...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...shift lever. PARK (P): This gear position locks your front wheels. It's the best position ... has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply ...you may hear a click from the solenoid of the system. This ensures that the system is operating properly. It is dangerous to get ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...without damaging your transaxle, see "Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow" in the Index. NEUTRAL (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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... engine is warmed up. This is a normal condition designed to provide heat to the passenger compartment and defrost the windows more quickly. See "Comfort Controls, ... gears as you go faster, something may be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far that way, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... it seems not to shift gears as you go faster, something may be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far that way, your vehicle can be damaged. So, if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...parking brake is located on the driver's side under the instrument panel. NOTICE: If your front wheels can't turn, don't try to drive...the parking brake pedal with your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... brake cable, you will need to apply about the same amount of pressure to the parking brake pedal as you did when you set the parking brake.) When you remove your foot from the parking brake pedal, it ... your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... with your left foot. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this: D Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running Torque Lock If you are parking on a hill and you donମ. before you release the parking brake. If torque lock does occur, you may need to have...vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some of the pressure from the parking pawl in the transaxle, so you can ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply ... you may hear a click from the solenoid of the system. This ensures that the system is operating properly. See "Automatic ... can't shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 2. Apply and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... have exhaust coming in if: D Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. D Your vehicle gets ... weren't done correctly. D Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If you... know. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... Wheel A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can also raise it to the ... and pull 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. 2-57
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... Lever Turn Signal and Lane-Change Indicator The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left... of the turn or lane change. The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: D D D D D Turn Signal and Lane-Change Indicator Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...trailer lamps, the signal indicator will flash at a normal rate even if a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front and rear ... Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer To change the headlamps from high to low beam, or low to high, simply pull the turn signal lever all the way toward you. Then release it...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ..., turn the band further to HIGH. To stop the wipers, turn the band to OFF. Remember that damaged wiper blades may prevent you from seeing well enough to drive safely. To avoid damage, be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they're frozen to ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    Rear Window Washer/Wiper The rear window wiper switch is located in the instrument panel switchbank. Push in the bottom of the switch .... Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Donମ.
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    If your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See "Traction Control System" in the Index. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn the cruise ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don't need to reset it. Once you're going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A (...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... Ending Cruise Control There are two ways to turn off the cruise control: Exterior Lamps ...Cruise Speed Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control ... to this setting turns on the following: D Parking Lamps D Sidemarker Lamps D Taillamps D Instrument Panel Lights ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... it isn't covered. The DRL system will make your front parking and turn signal lamps come on ..., only your front parking and turn signal lamps will be on. Your instrument panel won't be lit up. ... on Reminder If the driver's door is opened and you turn the ignition to OFF or LOCK while leaving the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... beams in fog is not recommended. Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Intensity Control Turn the thumbwheel, located below the headlamps... clockwise to increase the brightness of the instrument panel lights, and counterclockwise to decrease the brightness. Turn the thumbwheel all the way counterclockwise...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...for 40 seconds if you unlock your door using your key or the remote keyless entry transmitter and the ignition is in LOCK or OFF. After 40 ...the key, D press LOCK on the power door lock switch, or D press LOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter. Press the symbol on the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... on, see "Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. D Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY, D lock all doors using the remote keyless entry transmitter, or or the key. D lock all the doors using the power door lock ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...lens of the lamp. These lamps will come on each time you open a door, unless you turn on the interior lamps override feature. See "Interior ... off the lamp. The dome lamp will come on each time you open a door, unless you turn on the interior lamps override feature. See "Interior ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...lamp will come on each time you open a door, unless you turn on the interior lamps override. See “Interior Lamps Override Switchମ. following: Power Remote Control Mirrors The control located on the driver’s door operates both outside rearview mirrors. D Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY, D ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. Heated Outside Mirrors The outside rearview mirrors are heated when you activate the rear window defogger. See "Rear Window Defogger" in the Index. 2-71
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ..., lift the latch release. Use the key to lock or unlock the glove box. The glove box door has a detent to prevent the ... down if you need it fully open. To close the glove box, the door must be pushed up past the detent. In the door of the glove box, you will find a tissue pack holder and clip for a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    .... To install your garage door opener, follow these instructions: 1. Open the compartment by pressing ...and press it firmly to the back of your garage door opener. The optional front overhead console..., storage compartments, garage door opener compartment, the OnStarR System buttons, the optional Driver...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... one of the four buttons on the compartment door. Make sure the garage door opener button is facing ... installed, use the black pegs inside the compartment door to make sure the lined area on the compartment door will contact the control button on your garage door opener when pressed. 5. Add one peg ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...is a storage bin. To open the bin, lift the latch release and the door will fold down. Inside the bin, you will find a tray that .... Slide the tray back into the storage bin before closing the bin door. The tray can also be placed in the glove box for locked storage if desired. Removing and Replacing...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... tray with the guide rails in the storage bin door. Slide the tray back in. Saddlebag (If Equipped) If your vehicle has the... inflator hose and valve stems/adaptors for the optional accessory inflator system. Front Seat Storage Bin The storage bin is located under the manual front passenger's seat...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    Convenience Net (Option) The optional convenience net is designed to help keep small loads, like grocery bags, from falling over during sharp turns or quick stops and starts. Install the convenience net at the rear of your vehicle, inside the liftgate. The side of the convenience net closest to the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...hold smaller items (about 8 lbs. (4 kg.)) than the large convenience net. Attach the loops to the posts on the rear side panels, near the jack storage area. Front Seat Storage Net There is a storage net that stretches between the front seats. Pull the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... pulling it toward you and pull it out. Replacing the Convenience Center 1. The stowable seat must be...vehicle. To open the convenience center, pull up on the door latch located in the front. The convenience center ...linkages toward you while holding onto the door latch and lower the convenience center ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    7. Turn the hand knob clockwise until it is tight. 8. Pull up on the convenience center to make sure it is locked into place. The tray sill can be folded down onto the stowable seat to close the space between the two when the stowable seat is...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    Luggage Carrier (Option) CAUTION: If you try to carry something 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 you drive along. This can cause you to lose control. What you are carrying could be...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    Don't exceed the maximum vehicle capacity when loading your vehicle. For more information on vehicle capacity and loading, see "Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index. To prevent damage or loss of cargo as you're driving, check now and then to make sure the luggage carrier and cargo are still ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...loads of various sizes. After repositioning the crossrails, be sure to tighten the release knobs by turning them clockwise. This will lock the crossrails in place. Use the tie-...you can swing down the visors. You can also remove them from the center mount and swing them to ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    Accessory Inflator System (Option) Your vehicle may have an air inflator. With it, you ...up to the proper pressure. The air inflator is located in the rear compartment on the driver's side. To remove the cover,... saddlebag. It includes a 20-foot (6 m) hose with an air pressure gage and nozzle adapters...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    If the air inflator system does not turn on, the fuse may be blown or installed incorrectly. See "Fuses and ... object, then from the outlet. To use your air inflator system, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACCESSORY or START. 2. Attach the appropriate nozzle adapter, if required, to ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... Accessory power outlets can be used to plug in electrical equipment such as a cellular telephone, CB radio, etc. Follow the proper... in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem see your dealer for additional information on the accessory power plugs. The rear accessory power outlet...
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    ...activated. Volume Control: You can control the volume of the OnStar System using either the volume control knob on the ... are not quickly connected, the system will automatically reset and redial. This ensures connection to the center; there is no additional action required. Press the Call Answer/End ...
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    ... assist you with steps to take to make sure that the system is functioning properly. If you cannot contact ... step-by-step guidance following an accident. D Remote Door Unlock -- To contact the center, call 1-888-4-ONSTAR... can delay unlocking your vehicle. Remote Door Unlock is disabled 48 hours after ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... and the OnStar or vehicle electrical system components are damaged. Safety and security services are provided by existing governmental emergency service... advisor can locate transportation OnStar System Limitations Complete limitations can be found on the Subscriber Services Agreement. OnStar Service...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...the HomeLink Transmitter Do not use the HomeLink Transmitter with any garage door opener that does not have the "stop and reverse" safety ...1, 1982. Be sure that people and objects are clear of the garage door you are programming. Your vehicle's engine should be turned off while programming the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... buttons once the indicator light starts to flash rapidly. If you have trouble programming the HomeLink Transmitter, make sure that you have followed the ... as described. The HomeLink Transmitter may not work with older garage door openers that do not meet current Federal Consumer Safety Standards. If...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... 1996, the garage door opener may have a "rolling code" system. A rolling code system changes the code of the garage door opener every time you open or close ... two seconds and then turns solid, the garage door opener has a rolling code system. In a rolling code system, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... use the HomeLink Transmitter or the hand-held transmitter to open the garage door. If after following these instructions, you still have problems training the garage door opener, contact the HomeLink Transmitter manufacturer at 1-800-355-3515. Erasing Channels...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-94
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    The main components of the instrument panel are the following: A. Side Vents B. Front Vents C. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever D. Hazard Warning Flasher Switch E. Instrument Panel Cluster F. Center Vents G. Audio System H. Side Vents I. Exterior Lamp Control J. Hood...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. The indicator warning lights and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... zero and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new ... odometers (designated by the letter "A" or "B" in the display window) as well as your vehicle's Engine ... the odometer, the trip odometers and engine oil life by quickly pressing and releasing ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... the number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if you forget ...the number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last turned on and you began driving. (... miles (kilometers) you drove during the last ignition cycle.) Once you begin driving, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...them. Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious .... Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As you ... together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    .... The system checks the air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor, the air bag modules, the wiring and the diagnostic module. For more...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...on after your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. Your vehicle's hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one... the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. If the light ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Traction Control System Warning Light (Option) United States Canada The ... will come on until your brakes cool down. D If there's a brake system problem that is specifically 2-102
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    D If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on. If the traction control system warning light comes on and stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, your...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... 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 before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... of water? If so, your electrical system may be wet. The condition will usually be corrected when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off.... and may damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... the engine is warmed up.) This will be detected by the system and cause the light to turn on. If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you ... and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...you about how much fuel you have left when the ignition is on. Here are four things that some owners ...half of the tank's capacity to fill it. or speeding up. is turned off. D The gage pointer may move ... D The gage may not indicate empty when the ignition When the indicator nears empty, you still ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... cluster. It gives you important safety and maintenance facts. Service Traction System Warning Message (Option) Charging System Indicator Message The ... is displayed when you're driving, there may be a problem with your traction control system. Your vehicle may need service. When this message is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...€™s a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction control system will turn... D If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off... is turned on, your vehicle needs service. If your vehicle has the traction control...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message Low Oil Pressure Message United States United States Canada ... you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure. When the engine is running and this message ... be too low. There may also be another problem causing low oil pressure. 2-110
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    Low Engine Oil Level Message CAUTION: Don't keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can become so... possible and have your vehicle serviced. United States Canada NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    Change Engine Oil Message Power Sliding Door Warning Message United States Canada United States Canada... "How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message" in the Index. This message will come on if the power sliding door is not completely closed and the ignition is turned to RUN or START. 2-112
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... sliding door is open or in the process of closing, and the power sliding door is turned off, a buzzer will sound. This is a warning that the power ... drive away. Canada This message will come on when the ignition is turned to RUN or START and the driver's or passenger's door is open. It may also ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... Your PASS-Key III system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key III system at this ... PASS-KeyR III Security Message This message will come on when the ignition is turned to RUN or START and the rear hatch is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... Center (DIC) (Option) D E/M (English/Metric Button): You can change the display to a metric or English reading at any time by pressing E/M. ... last trip computer display to return the DIC to the OFF mode. Off: No driver information is displayed in this mode of operation. Compass/Temperature Mode: ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... the compass variance must be set. Setting the Variance Turn the ignition on and cycle the DIC to the compass/temperature mode. Press both the E/M and MODE buttons simultaneously... large metal objects, make three 360_ turns. The calibration symbol will turn off and the compass reading ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... If the compass appears erratic and the calibration symbol does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the calibration mode. Turn the ignition on and cycle the DIC to the compass/temperature mode. Press both the E/M and MODE ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...detection system. The rear parking assist display is located inside the vehicle, above the rear window... that can be seen through the rearview mirror. How the System Works If the rear park aid... speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h). When the system turns on, the three lights on the display will illuminate...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...the rear parking assist system is not functioning properly, the display will flash red, indicating that there is a problem, unless the disable switch is on. The light will also flash red ... of mud, dirt, snow, ice and slush or the system may not work properly. If after cleaning...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-2 3-4 3-4 3-5 3-6 3-8 3-9 3-10 3-10 3-17 Comfort Controls Air Conditioning with Temperature Control Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger Rear Climate Control (Option) Ventilation System Audio Systems Setting...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... your air system work for you. With this system, you can control the heating, cooling... knob controls the temperature of the air coming through the system. Turn it clockwise (toward the red... counterclockwise to decrease fan speed. The fan must be turned on for the air conditioning compressor to operate...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...to let outside air circulate into the vehicle. Operating the Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) system in the RECIRCULATION mode may cause fogging of.... To avoid re-fogging of the windows, operate the HVAC system in the OUTSIDE AIR mode. Air Conditioning On very hot days, your vehicle will ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... up. This is a normal condition designed to provide heat to the passenger compartment and defrost the windows more quickly... weather, 0_F (-18_C) or lower, your heating system will provide heat more quickly because ... windshield clear and bring in heated air through the heater ducts, turn the mode knob ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... side window defogger vents located on the top of the instrument panel. For additional side window defogging, turn the mode knob to the BI-... warm the defogger grid on the rear window and to turn on the heated outside rearview mirrors. The system will turn off automatically after about 10 minutes of ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... across the defogger grid on the rear window. NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade or something else ... Keep the area around the base of the center instrument panel console and the area between and ...fan control is located below the climate control system, in the switchbank. Rear Climate Control (Option)...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... of the air will be the same as the air in the front of the vehicle. The rear fan control in the instrument panel switchbank has an "R" ... mode you choose will regulate both the front and rear climate control systems. The rear climate control knobs are in the panel above the driver's seat. 3-7
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    .... See "Adjusting Rear Seats" in the Index. Ventilation System Your vehicle's flow-through ventilation system supplies outside air into the vehicle when it is moving. Outside .... Keep the area around the base of the center instrument panel console, between and under the front seats, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... you’re getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. If you have power door locks, your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, you can play your audio system even after the ignition is off. See “Retained Accessory Powerମ.
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... set with the ignition on or off. To set the clock to the time of an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System (... display. If the time is not available from the station, NO UPDATE will appear on the display instead. AM-... (RDS) Playing the Radio PWR VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off....
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...Speed-Compensated Volume (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and ... display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn this button to choose radio stations. SEEK: Press the... and six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    .... PRESET SCAN will skip over presets where no station is being received at that time to prevent hearing ...six equalization settings by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and .... The EQ icon will flash. 4. Press EQ or turn the SELECT knob to select the desired EQ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...RDS Mode Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS mode ... that does. When the radio finds a station that broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. When a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... selected PTY will appear on the display for five seconds. Turn the SELECT knob to select the PTY you want ...2. Press AM FM to select FM1 or FM2. 3. Turn the SELECT knob to select a PTY. 4. Press and... national or local emergencies. You will not be able to turn off alert announcements. ALERT! appears on...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... disc should begin playing. If you want to insert a CD when the ignition is off, first press the eject button or the RCL knob. Inserting a CD with the radio off and the ignition on will start auto play. When the disc is inserted, the CD symbol will be...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... 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 ...long the current track has been playing. To change what is normally shown on the display (track or elapsed ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first. Radio Calibration Your audio system has been calibrated for ... System (RDS) (If Equipped) Playing the Radio PWR VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...-Compensated Volume (SCV). With SCV, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and... and six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select .... Preset scan will skip over presets where no station is being received at that time to prevent hearing ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... can be adjusted. When using BASS or MID, turn the SELECT knob clockwise to increase bass... it counterclockwise to decrease bass. When using TREB, turn the SELECT knob clockwise to increase treble... equalization settings by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...RDS Mode Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS mode ... that does. When the radio finds a station that broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. When a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... selected PTY will appear on the display for five seconds. Turn the SELECT knob to select the PTY you want ...2. Press AM FM to select FM1 or FM2. 3. Turn the SELECT knob to select a PTY. 4. Press and... national or local emergencies. You will not be able to turn off alert announcements. ALERT! appears on...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...FM for two seconds to turn alternate frequency on. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch ...two seconds to turn alternate frequency off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not... should face to the right. If the ignition is on, but the radio is off, the tape can be inserted...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... when the tape is tight and the player can't turn the tape hubs. Remove the tape. Hold the tape with the open end down and try to turn the right hub ..., write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. BY (2): Press this button to play the other side of the tape...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    .... The display will show tape and CD icons. : Press this button to remove the tape. The radio will play. Eject may be activated ... to insert a CD when the ignition is off, first press the eject button or the RCL knob. Inserting a CD with the radio off and the ignition on will start auto play. When the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... will appear on the display. If CHECK CD appears on the radio display and the disc comes ...long the current track has been playing. To change what is normally shown on the display (track or elapsed... and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. "" (1): Press and hold this button to advance...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first. Radio Calibration Your audio system has been calibrated for... Data System (RDS) (Option) Playing the Radio VOLUME PWR: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the knob clockwise. Turn it counterclockwise...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... called automatic volume. With this feature, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and... display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations. SEEK: Press the... and six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is active. The radio will produce one beep ... and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is active. The radio will produce one beep ... and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is active. The radio will produce one beep ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... in an auto EQ setting, the radio will return to CUSTOM. CUSTOM will appear on the display. 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 do the following...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... to a station that does. When the radio finds a station that broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop. If no station is found, NONE FOUND will appear on the ... until another new message is received. P-TYPE: This button is used to turn on and off Program Type (PTY) selections. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... 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. ... off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. When you turn the ignition off and then on again, the alternate frequency...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... AUDIO knob until BAL appears on the display. Turn the knob to adjust the sound to the left or right .... To insert one disc do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press and release the LOAD .... 3. Wait for the light, located to the right of the slot, to turn green. 4. Load a disc. Insert a disc ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    To insert multiple discs do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press and hold the LOAD ... If CHECK CD appears on the radio display, it could be due to one of the following conditions: D The road is... an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-33
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... button is pressed, the receiver will eject the disc and REMOVE CD will be displayed. You can now remove ... disc after you have tried to push the CD in manually. The receivers 25-second eject timer... RPT will appear on the display. Press RPT again to turn it off. D To repeat the disc you are listening ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... order. RDM will appear in the display. Press RDM to turn it off. in random order, press and hold ...and RDM will appear on the display. Press RDM again to turn if off. SCAN: Press and hold ... long the current track has been playing. To change what is normally shown on the display (track or elapsed time...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    .... If S-LIST is present, press SONG LIST to turn it off. 3. Select the desired disc by pressing the ...from SONG LIST perform the following steps: 1. The disc player must be turned on. 2. Press SONG LIST to turn song list on. S-LIST will appear on the display. 3. Press the SEEK SCAN arrows to select the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... disc player must be on. 2. Press SONG LIST to turn song list on. S-LIST will appear on the display. ... button. One beep will be heard and S-LIST will be removed from the display. Rear Seat Audio (If ... to a cassette tape or CD through headphones while the driver listens to the radio through the front ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...VOL: Push this knob twice to turn the rear seat audio system on or off. ON or OFF will be displayed ...power is off if the ignition is on. The following functions are controlled by the rear seat audio system buttons: PWR: Press this button to turn the rear seat audio system on or off. The rear speakers...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... to a different vehicle, it will not operate and LOCKED will be displayed. When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK is armed. ... in the player and the radio playing, press this button to play a cassette tape. Press TAPE CD to switch ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... Press this button to play a cassette tape or compact disc when the radio is playing. MUTE: Press this button to silence the system. Press it again, or any other radio button, to turn on the sound. Understanding Radio Reception AM The range for most AM stations is ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle's systems may interfere with the operation of sound equipment that has... Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. Tips About Your Audio System Hearing damage ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...or the tape player at fault. If this other cassette has no improvement in sound quality, clean the tape player. The ...of the cleaner cassette turn. The recommended cleaning cassette is available through your dealer (GM Part No. 12344789). When using a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... sure the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is .... If you experience difficulty with remote transmitters, such as a garage door opener, try pointing the device through the very ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-11 4-13 4-13 4-15 4-16 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Traction Control System (Option) Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control Driving at Night 4-17 4-20 4-21 4-22 4-23 4-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    .... It's the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from the driving task -- such as ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...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 ...depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    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 Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    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'... that many people don't know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the brain,...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to...are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the ... ice, it's easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide. That...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... this test is going on, and you may even notice that your brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    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... the brakes at each wheel. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. 4-8
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...) Your vehicle may have a traction control system that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates only if it senses that one or both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...United States Canada If this message comes on and stays on or comes on 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... of the tires against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in the same direction. If you've ever tried to steer a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... isn't room. That's the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in .... It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. An emergency ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn ...front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the ...can see a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken center...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... pass is coming up, start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to ...in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right ...lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... have any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only the ... to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren't rolling. In the steering or ... the accelerator pedal. If you have the "Traction Control System," remember: It helps avoid only the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... pull off the road in a safe place and rest. No one can see as well at night as in...to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're ...are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving....
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don't have much tread left, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... the harder it is to see. Even if your windshield wiper blades are in good shape, a heavy rain can make... going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. ...€™re going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. 4-18
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in one or more is low. It can happen if a lot of water ... 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch... next part, "Freeway Driving." D Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    .... 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 ... the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... out. 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 you need it. D Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked ...
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    Highway Hypnosis Is there actually such a condition as "highway hypnosis"? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness,... driving in flat or rolling terrain. D If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service 4-23
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    ..., like a stalled 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 roads. Be alert to these and take appropriate action....
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    ... old carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items ... your tires meet the road probably have good traction. However, if there is snow or ice between ... situation. You'll have a lot less traction or "grip" and will need to be very careful. Here...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...drive with caution. If you have traction control, keep the system on. It will improve your ability ... road. But you can turn the traction control system off if you ever need to. You should turn the system off if your vehicle ...Even though your vehicle has a traction control system, you'll want to slow...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop on a ... road. Even though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry ... summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: D Turn on your hazard flashers. 4-27
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ..., push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged....well-charged battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on with your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    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 ...on the ground will damage drivetrain components. The Certification/Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver's door. 4-29
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... the size of your original tires and the inflation pressures needed to obtain the gross weight capacity of your ... on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause ... the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they'll keep...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. D Put things in the cargo area of... load or unload your vehicle, and periodically as the system self-adjusts. This is normal. See "Retained ... needs service. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might not change ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability and fuel economy. .... Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work ... and under greater loads, generating extra heat. What's more, the trailer adds considerably to ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. a lower gear) when towing a trailer. Operating your vehicle in THIRD (3) when towing a trailer will minimize heat buildup and extend the life of your transaxle. D Don't tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles D Then, during the first ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    You can ask 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 Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...ll find these numbers on the Certification/Tire Label at the rear edge of the driver's door, or see "Tire Loading" in the Index. Then be sure you don't go ... of your If you do, then be sure to seal the holes later when you remove the hitch. If you don't seal them, deadly carbon monoxide (CO)...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    .... D If exhaust does come into your vehicle through a window in the rear or another opening, drive with your front, main heating or cooling system on and with the fan on any speed. This will bring fresh, outside air into your vehicle. Do not use RECIRCULATION ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. Passing You'll need more passing distance ...to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to the ... right. Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. 4-37
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Making Turns Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle has to have ...wiring. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, ... brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. If you are towing a...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... 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 ... Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-20 5-21 5-32 5-33 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire Compact Spare Tire If You're Stuck:...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... column. Press the button in 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 turn off the... They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... vehicle. But please use the following steps listed to do it safely. On vehicles equipped with the optional power sliding door, a low-voltage battery or replacing a battery may cause the system to become inoperative. See "Power Sliding Door" in the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accessories plugged into the ... power outlet. Turn off all lamps that aren't needed, as well as radios. This will avoid sparks and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    5. Your vehicle has a remote positive (+) jump starting terminal. The terminal is under a tethered cap at the front of the underhood fuse and relay center. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. Squeeze the tabs and pull up on the cap to access the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. And don't connect negative (-) to negative (-) on the dead battery, as this can cause sparks. 7. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... with the dead battery. The electrical connection is just as good there, but the chance of sparks getting back to the battery is much less. 11. Now start the vehicle with the .... 12. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 5-7
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. Towing Your Vehicle Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your vehicle towed. See "Roadside Assistance" ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... coolant temperature gage on your vehicle's instrument panel cluster. See "Engine Coolant Temperature ... coolant temperature warning message on your instrument panel. See "Engine Coolant Temperature Warning .... Repair the cause of coolant loss and change the oil. See "Engine Oil" in the Index....
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open the hood. If you keep driving when your...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... overheat warning with no sign of steam, try this for a minute or so: 1. If your air conditioner is on, turn it off... to lift the hood but to get service help right away. If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get ... overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan ... 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 Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... mark. If it isn't, you may have a leak in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. NOTICE: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant isn't covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... covered by your new vehicle warranty. If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling ...aren't, your vehicle needs service. How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at or above ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at or above the FULL COLD mark, start your vehicle. If the overheat warning continues, there's one more thing you can try. You can add the proper coolant mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before you do it. 5-15
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...a little -- they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and the radiator pressure cap to cool if you ever have to turn the pressure cap. 5-16
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... 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 first stops. (Don't press down ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...3. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valves. There are two bleed valves. One is located on the thermostat housing. The other is located on the thermostat bypass tube. 4. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture, up to the base of the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...DEX-COOLR coolant mixture through the filler neck until the level reaches the base of the filler neck. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the arrows on the pressure...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...require the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control... the road if possible. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely. 9. Then fill the coolant ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: Changing a tire can cause an injury. The ..., at the opposite end. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 5-21
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... the tab and pulling the cover off. A. Jack B. Strap C. Bracket D. Wing Nut E. Jacking Instructions F. Bag and Tools Remove the jack and jacking tools by ...the wing nut and bracket. Separate the plastic pouch from the jack and remove the jacking tools (folding wrench and extension) ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Then, turn the folding wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground. Continue to turn the wrench so the spare tire can be pulled out from under the vehicle. ... and into the hoist shaft. Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable so it can be pulled up through the wheel opening. 5-23
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), extension (B) and folding wrench (C). 1. With the end of the folding ...on" wheel covers, loosen them completely using the folding wrench, and remove the wheel cover. 5-24
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... with a wheel lock key, use the wheel lock key between the lock nut and folding wrench. The key is supplied in the front passenger door pocket. NOTICE: To help avoid damage to lock nut or wheel lock key, do not use an impact wrench with this ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... the vehicle. CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips ... the folding wrench to the jack, and turn the wrench clockwise to raise the jack head a few inches. 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the folding wrench clockwise in the jack. Raise the vehicle far...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... nuts and take off the flat tire. 7. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you... come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    10. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence, as shown. 9. Lower the vehicle by attaching the folding wheel wrench to the jack and turning the wrench counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-28
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...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...the vehicle until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. NOTICE: Wheel covers won't fit on your compact spare. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...sure the retainer is fully seated across the underside of the wheel. 3. When the tire is almost in the stored position, turn the tire so the valve is ... you check and maintain tire pressure in the spare. 4. Raise the tire fully against the underside of the vehicle. Continue turning the folding wrench ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... in place. A. Strap B. Bag and Tools C. Jack Unless you have the plastic "bolt-on" wheel covers, be sure to also store the center cap. When you replace the compact spare with a full-size tire, reinstall the bolt-on wheel covers and the center cap. Tighten ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi (... trip and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's best to replace your spare with a full-size tire as soon as you can. Your spare will last ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... left and right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. If your vehicle has traction control, you should turn your traction control system off. See "Traction Control System" in the Index. Then shift back and forth between REVERSE (R) and a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...Under the Hood Engine Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement Automatic Transaxle Fluid Engine Coolant Radiator Pressure Cap Power ...6-66 6-67 6-68 Battery Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires Appearance Care Cleaning the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...€™ll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you’ll want to keep ...proper service manual, see “Service and Owner Publications” in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see “Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about ... you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts and tools before you attempt ... could provide improved driveability and emission control system performance compared to other gasolines. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... authorized Pontiac dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event it is determined that the cause of the condition ... are used, spark plug life may be reduced and your emission control system... panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for service...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...will help prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel system, allowing your emission control system to function properly. Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the fuel. In ... It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic and rubber parts...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. The fuel filler door is located on the driver's side of the vehicle. When the fuel door is opened on a vehicle with dual sliding doors, the driver's side sliding door will only open partway. 6-6
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... let the cap hang by the tether as shown. To remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The cap has...back to the right. When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right (clockwise) until you hear ...sure you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    The malfunction indicator lamp (SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light) will come on if the ... and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp"... vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can be badly burned...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber...spill things that will burn onto a hot engine. 1. Pull the hood release handle, located on the driver's side under the instrument panel. 6-9
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    4. Pull forward on the hood prop to release it from its storage clip. The hood prop may be hot due to increased engine temperatures under the hood, so be careful when handling it. Use your hood prop sleeve when handling the hood prop. 5. Put the end of the hood prop into the slot in the underside ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...Remote Positive (+) Terminal C. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir D. E. F. G. Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil Dipstick H. I. J. K. Transaxle Fluid Dipstick Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...properly then follow these steps: 1. Lift the hood to relieve pressure on the hood prop. 2. Remove the hood prop from the slot in the hood....Oil United States Canada If the low engine oil level message appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. For...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...oil fill cap is located behind the engine oil dipstick. See “Engine Compartment Overviewମ. need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right .... NOTICE: Don’t add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the cross-hatched area that shows the proper...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... not use any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol. If you change your own oil, be sure you use oil .... If you have your oil changed for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is .... You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown in the following chart: 6-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and 10,000 miles (16 000 km) since your last oil and filter change. Under severe conditions, the system may come on before 3,000 miles (5 000 km). Never drive your vehicle more than 10,000 miles (16 000 km)...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... five seconds. The number will disappear and be replaced by 100 (indicating 100% oil life remaining). 3. Turn the key to OFF. If the ..., recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... air cleaner/filter housing. 2. Turn back the air inlet panel and rest it on top of the housing. The air intake tube is designed to flex... not need to disconnect it. 3. After replacing the engine air cleaner/filter, seat the tabs on the bottom of the panel into the slots on the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... engine, which will damage it. Always have the air cleaner/filter in place when you're... of a two-piece filter system. The filter removes certain contaminants from the air, including pollen..., indicate that the filter needs to be replaced early. For how often to change the air filter, see "Scheduled...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    5. Close the inner access door, while squeezing the tab. Be sure it is tightly closed. 6. Snap the outer access panel into the back of ... the left of the inner access panel, to the right. 3. The first air filter will pull straight out. To remove the second, reach in and slide ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... 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 ... come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to get an accurate reading ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 1. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a clean rag or paper towel. 2. Push it back in all the way, wait three seconds and then pull it back out again. 3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ..., if you add only DEX-COOLR extended life coolant. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. A 50/50 mixture ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... coolant other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator ... Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other... coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... have your dealer check your cooling system. Checking Coolant NOTICE: If you use... extra inhibitors or additives which claim to improve the system. These can be harmful. The engine coolant ... located on the driver's side of the vehicle, above the engine air cleaner/filter. See "Engine Compartment ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ..., but be careful not to spill it. CAUTION: CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can ... 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 burned if ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... overflow tube on the radiator filler neck. The radiator pressure cap is located at the front of the engine compartment on... fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...then unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again and look at ... you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... When using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ... fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't clean as well as ... windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. Brakes Brake Fluid D ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system.... warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. What to Add When you ... only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. See "Checking Brake Fluid" in this section....
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...). NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be replaced. Don't let someone put in ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... and inspected each time the tires are removed for rotation or changing. When you have the front brake pads replaced, have the rear brakes inspected... in -- be sure you get new approved GM replacement parts. If you don't, your brakes may no longer work properly. For example, if someone puts in brake...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... prepare your vehicle for longer storage periods. Also, for your audio system, see "Theft-Deterrent Feature" in the Index. Bulb Replacement For the type of bulbs, see "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    Headlamps To replace he headlamp bulb(s) do the following: 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly. See "Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps" later in this section. 4. Unscrew the black retainer ring that holds the bulb assembly ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    7. Install the new bulb through the black retainer ring and into the electrical connector. Tighten the black retainer ring in place. Push the bulb firmly enough so that the blue tabs hook over the tab on the bulb. 8. Carefully put the bulb assembly back into the lamp housing. Be careful not to ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...Signal/Parking Lamps To replace the front turn signal/parking lamp bulb(s) do the following... tighten the thumbscrew. Be sure the tab from the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly is inboard of the tab from the headlamp assembly. 2. Remove the thumbscrew attaching the front turn signal/parking lamp...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... the fender, keeping the upper tab on the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly inboard of the headlamp bracket tab. 8. To align the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly with the headlamp ... the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly to the headlamp assembly with the thumbscrew removed in Step ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... the bulb socket from the lamp assembly by turning it counterclockwise. 5. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one ... into the lamp socket. 2. Remove the thumbscrew attaching the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly to the headlamp assembly. 3. Pull the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly away...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... the fender, keeping the upper tab on the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly inboard of the headlamp bracket tab. 8. To align the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly with the headlamp ... the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly to the headlamp assembly with the thumbscrew removed in Step ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... type and length, see "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index. To remove the windshield wiper blade(s) do the following: 1. Turn the wipers on to ...or backglass. A. Taillamp Bulb B. Back-Up Lamp Bulb C. Turn Signal Lamp Bulb D. Stop/Taillamp Bulb 5. Replace the...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... and 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 clip "click" into place. 7. Push the release clip, from Step 4, down to secure the wiper blade into place. 6-40
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... made 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 ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    Inflation -- Tire Pressure The Certification/Tire label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they're cold.... has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). NOTICE: (Continued)...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or ... See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel Replacement" later in this section for more information. ... Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If it moves, use the folding wrench...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Certification/Tire label. Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly ... could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... to give proper endurance, handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. ...(for mud and snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC... you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A The following information relates to the system developed by the United ... car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread, ... habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Traction -- AA, ...
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    ... heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high ... must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts 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 height, vehicle ground clearance ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ...because there's not enough clearance. Use another type of traction device only if its manufacturer recommends it for ... vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the device ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... 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...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    Here are some cleaning tips: Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), egg, fruit, ... on Fabric 1. Vacuum and brush the area to remove any loose dirt. 2. Always clean a whole trim panel or section. Mask surrounding trim along stitch or welt lines. 3. Mix...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... and a clean cloth. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or waxes may cause ... through the windshield under certain conditions. D Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. You may ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ...-scratching glass cleaning powder), GM Part No. 1050011. The windshield is clean if beads do... you rinse it with water. Grime from the windshield will stick to the wiper blades and affect their performance. ...blade with water. Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... your vehicle is equipped with the optional power sliding door, be sure to have the switch for the power sliding door override feature enabled. See "Power Sliding Door" in the Index. High pressure ... exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Washing ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird ...-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter. Exterior painted surfaces are...garaged or covered whenever possible. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle....
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection. At least ... 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 fallout condition within 12 months or ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... L) DESCRIPTION Polishing Cloth - Wax Treated Tar and Road Oil Remover Chrome Cleaner and Polish White Sidewall Tire ... leather, wood, acrylics, Plexiglas , plastic, rubber and vinyl Cleans carpets, seats, interior trim, door panels and floor mats Spray on and rinse with water Attracts, absorbs and ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on the inside of the access panel located on the driver's side of the rear of the vehicle. It's very ...is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. 6-58
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other ...load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. 6-59
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can borrow ... center. Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block is located to the right of the glove box. Pull the door open to access the instrument panel fuse block. 6-60
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... Breakers 1 Usage Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Control Module, Headlamp and Instrument Panel Dimmer Switch Power Sliding Door Front Power Windows 6-Way Power Seats and Rear Side Door Actuator Motor Blower Motor Hi Speed Relay Module 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Usage...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ...and Switch Turn Signal Switch Rear Electric Accessory Plug Housing DRL Control Module Not ...Canister Vent Solenoid Valve Not Used ELC Air Compressor and ELC Relay, Trailer Harness ...Control Indicator Lamp Driver Module, Instrument Panel Cluster, Rear Side Door Actuator Control Module, Rear Windows Rear ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ...Retained Accessory Power (RAP) Relay Not Used Air Inlet Actuator, DIC Display, DRL Control Module, Heater-A/C Control, Temperature Door Actuator (Front) and Rear Window Defogger Relay BCM Programming Not Used Not Used IGN MAIN Relay and PCM, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... Fuse 5 IGN MAIN 1 Usage Ignition Switch to Fuses (Instrument Panel): ABS/TCS IGN,...HI BLWR, and HEADLAMP Fuses (Instrument Panel): HAZARD and STOPLAMP 7 BATT MAIN ...SCKT, PWR LOCK, PWR MIRROR and RR PWR SCKT 8 IGN MAIN 2 Ignition ...Breaker: PWR SEAT/PSD. Fuses (Instrument Panel): ELC and RR DEFOG 6-64
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... (MAF) Sensor Not Used Not Used Not Used Ignition Control Module (ICM) Not Used Transaxle Range Switch to Back-up ...Information Display, Heater A/C Control, Radio, Rear Side Door Actuator Control Motor, Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR), Security Indicator Lamp and Theft-Deterrent Shock Sensor...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... Switch Theft-Deterrent Relay to Headlamps Not Used Not Used Replacement Bulbs Headlamps ...9004-HBI Front Turn Signal/ Parking Lamps ...3157 NA or 3157 NAK Front Sidemarker ... PARK LP 38 39 AIR Diodes A/C CLU DIODE 40 Air Conditioning Clutch Diode Mini Fuse Puller 6-66
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... Optional/Extended ...25.5 U.S. gallons (94.0 L) Refrigerant, Air Conditioning ...See Refrigerant Label under the hood. Tire Pressures, Sizes ...See Certification/Tire label on the rear edge of the driver's door. Wheel Nut Torque ...100 lb-ft (...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... ...ACDelcoR Type A-1208C Battery Replacement ...CCA=600 Engine Oil Filter ...PF47 Passenger Compartment Air Filter (2) ...GM Part No. 52482929 PCV Valve ...CV892C Radiator Cap ...RC27 Spark Plugs ...ACDelcoR Type 41-940 Gap: 0.060 inches (1.5 mm) ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-15 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Part B: Owner Checks and Services 7-20 7-22 7-24 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended Fluids ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by failure to follow recommended maintenance may not be covered...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified... can easily do to help keep your vehicle in good condition. "Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your dealer. This ... needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM ... Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should be replaced and all ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 ...We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance ... is during tire rotation. See “Brake System Inspection” under “Periodic Maintenance Inspectionsମ.
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ..., whichever occurs first). Reset the system. The system will show you when to change the oil -- usually between 3,000 ...000 km) or 12 months without an oil and filter change. The system won't detect dust in .... Remember to reset the Oil Life System when the oil and filter have been changed. See "Oil...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
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    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ...Miles (25 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ...and additional information. (See footnote +.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ... if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: - In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches .... - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. ... if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    Scheduled Maintenance j Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) DATE ACTUAL ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. See "Engine Oil" in the Index for ... Inflation Check Make sure tires are inflated to the correct pressures. Don't forget to check your spare tire. ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... damaged safety belt and built-in child restraint system parts. If you see anything that might... them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) Wiper Blade Check Inspect wiper ...the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. 7-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ...the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood latch assemblies, ..., spring anchor and release pawl, hood and door hinges, rear folding seats, fuel door hinge, liftgate hinges, power sliding door cable and sliding door track(s). Part D tells you what...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever position. CAUTION: When you are doing this...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... move. D To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. With the engine running, ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ...the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of ...boot seals for damage, tears or leakage. Replace seals if necessary. Exhaust System Inspection Inspect the ... holes, loose connections or other conditions which could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ...swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps; replace as needed. Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... Brake Cable Guides FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or... fluid). GM OptikleenR Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or equivalent. Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No....-LB. GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 - 1 pint, 1050017 - 1 quart, or equivalent). DEXRONR-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... Sliding Door Track FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. ...GC-LB. LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of ...-LB. Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent). Weatherstrip Conditioning 7-23
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes ... Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them. Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-24
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-25
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-26
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    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 Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ...and elements are designed to make you realize that Pontiac recognizes you as a valuable customer, appreciates ... care of the most important person ...YOU! PONTIAC CARES is: A valuable feature that comes with every ... safety, security, comfort and convenience. With PONTIAC CARES, you are never more than...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? D A 3 year/36,000 mile (60 000 km) Bumper-to... are discussed in greater detail in your owner's manual. Pontiac is focusing on the changing needs of our customers and is ... total customer enthusiasm in our product and our services and make you the most satisfied customer in...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your... your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-762-2737. In ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available at its Customer ...-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to call the toll-free ... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Pontiac, the letter should be addressed to Pontiac's Customer ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    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 Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities This program, available to qualified applicants, can reimburse you up to $1,000 toward aftermarket driver or passenger adaptive equipment you may require for your vehicle (hand controls, wheelchair/scooter lifts, etc.). This program can also ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you... tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following services for 3 years/36,000...(60 000 km), at no expense to you: D Fuel delivery D Lock-out service (identification ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ... depending on your needs: D Hotels D Glass replacement D Tire repair facilities D Rental vehicle ... information to give the advisor: Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver ...€™re only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800-...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor ... wait. However, if you are unable to wait Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ... driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... actual cost, up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete a rental ... any time and to resolve all questions of claim eligibility pursuant to the terms and conditions described herein at its sole discretion. Additional Program Information Courtesy ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ...order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may...notifying General Motors of Canada Limited. You may write to: Transport Canada 330 Sparks Street Tower C Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5 8-12
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'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 Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    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 Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2001 2001 2001 2001 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.... for quotation. (CUSTOMER'S NAME) (ATTENTION) (STREET ADDRESS-NO P.O. BOX NUMBERS) (CITY) DAYTIME TELEPHONE NO. (STATE) (ZIP CODE) ( ) P A Y M E N T Check or Money Order payable to Helm, Inc. (USA funds ...
  • 2001 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 456
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