2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 Owner's Manual

2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 Manual

2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 manual table of contents:

  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-6 Safety Belts ...1-21 Child Restraints ...1-40 Airbag System ...1-62 Restraint System Check ...1-77 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-10 Windows ...2-24 Theft-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem, and the name MONTANA are registered trademarks; and the name SV6 is a trademark of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means "Do Not," "Do Not do this" or "Do Not let this happen." {CAUTION: These mean there is something that could hurt you or other people.... hazard. Please read these cautions. If you do not, you or others could be hurt. iii
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    ... tell what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or...Section 3 Climate Controls in Section 3 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators in Section 3 Audio System(s) in Section 3 Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5 iv
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    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle: v
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    ✍ NOTES vi
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    ...an Airbag Inflates? ...1-70 Passenger Sensing System ...1-71 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-76 ...-Equipped Vehicle ...1-76 Restraint System Check ...1-77 Checking the Restraint Systems ...1-77 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-78 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Seats ...1-2 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Front Seats Manual Seats Use the lever located on the front of the seat to adjust the seat forward or... lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The ... or make you push a pedal when you do not want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... down. • Slide the control forward or rearward to move the seat forward or rearward. Driver's Side Button shown, Passenger's Side similar Both indicator lights next to the heated seat symbol will be lit to indicate that it is on the high setting. Press the button a second time to go to the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Reclining Seatbacks {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked. Pull up on the lever, and the seat will go to its original upright ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of ... over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious ... and wear your safety belt properly. Do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...it can be removed. See Second Row Center Console on page 2-51. Do not put a seat in the center position because the safety belt cannot be worn properly... restraints are adjustable on the first and second row seats. They are not adjustable on the third row seat, if equipped. To adjust a head restraint...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... seat, or the release handle located on the side of the seat. Use the strap to guide the seat forward. To return the seat to the original position, do the following: ... seat so that the rear hooks attach to the rear floor pins. 2. Try to raise the seat to check that it is locked to the floor. 1-7
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... seats that enable them to move forward or rearward. {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That ...on the seatback to be sure it is locked. 4. Push and pull on the seatback to check that it is locked. One is located below the front of the seat. 1-8
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    The other lever is located on the rear of the seat. Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks The seatback on a bucket seat can either be folded forward or reclined using the nylon strap or the recline lever. To adjust the second row bucket seats forward or rearward, do the following: 1. Lift up either ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    To recline the seatback, do the following: {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could...until it locks to the upright position. 2. Push and pull on the seatback to check that it is locked. 1. Pull the nylon strap or lift the recline lever. 2. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...oor pins by pulling either the nylon strap, located at the base of the seat, or the release handle located on the side of the seat. Use the strap to guide the seat forward. 5. To release the front seat hooks from the floor pins, squeeze the angled bar, located beneath the seat toward the straight ...
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    ... could be seriously injured. After installing the seat, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted. ... before beginning this procedure. If the front hooks are not attaching correctly, check that the seat is in the full rear position. ...
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    4. Check that the seat is locked by trying to raise the seat. 5. Pull the nylon strap, located on the rear ... to the upright position. {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden ... down the rear of the seat. {CAUTION: A seat that is not locked into place properly can ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...be adjusted. Adjusting the Captain Chairs Forward and Rearward There are two manual adjustment bars on each seat. One is located under the front of..., they will have one armrest on the inboard side. {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Removing a Captain Chair (without a Side Impact Airbag) If your vehicle has captain chairs with side impact airbags, the seats cannot be removed. See Where Are the Airbags? on page 1-65 for more information. To remove a captain chair, do the following: 2. The seat can then be lifted off the front ...
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    ...could be seriously injured. After installing the seat, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted. Do... and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked. {CAUTION: A seat that is not locked into place properly can move around...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    To install a captain chair, do the following: 1. Hook the front latches over the front floor pins. 2. Push the rear of the seat down to lock the rear latches onto the rear set of floor pins. 3. Push and pull on the seat to be sure it is properly attached. 1-17
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... convenience center. Returning the Seatback to an Upright Position {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That ... following: 1. Move the second row seat completely forward by using the manual adjustment bar under either the front or rear of the seat...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    Removing the Third Row Seat 1. Remove the convenience center, if equipped. See Convenience Center on page 2-53 for more information. 2. Make sure all items are off the seat. 3. Put the seatback in its folded position before removing the seat. See "Folding the Seatback(s)" earlier in this ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... floor pins and rear floor cups. Use the release handle to guide the seat into place. If the front hooks are not attached correctly, the rear .... After installing the seat, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted. 1-20
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly... Upright Position" earlier in this section. {CAUTION: Do not let anyone ride where he or she ... Always fasten your safety belt, and check that your passengers' belts are fastened properly ...
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    ... likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area ... belts. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-34 and Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-34. In most states and in all Canadian provinces,... do have a crash, you do not know if it will be a bad one. A few ...
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 1-23
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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... 1-24
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every airbag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you are in a vehicle that has...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... excellent driver, but if you are in an accident - even one that is not your fault - you and your passengers can be ...for everyone's protection. First, you will want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We will start with the driver position. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-39. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... 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 will not give nearly as much protection this way. 1-28
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... 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 into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt is buckled in the wrong place...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...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 fatal injuries. Be sure the belt goes under the armrests. A: The belt is over an armrest. 1-30
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... 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 are not as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. To move it down, push down on the ... position. You can move the height adjuster up by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... belt go back all the way and start again. Rear Seat Passengers It is very important...those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who are not safety belted can be thrown out ...belt is worn properly, it is more likely that the fetus will not be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-39. Make sure the ...Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    The safety belt locks if there is 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 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... some adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide positions the belt away from the neck and head... vehicle has a third row, there is one guide for each outboard position. Here is how to install a... guide and use the safety belt: 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. {CAUTION: A safety belt that is not properly worn may not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that...you can take them out of the guides. Slide the guide into the storage pocket. Safety ...regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. Safety Belt ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...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 ...that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    {CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can not properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. 1-41
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear outboard position, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides on page 1-37. {CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts alone,...their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much - until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ..., there are many different models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it is...have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint, state the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    {CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant’s neck is weak...s hip bones are still so small that the vehicle’s regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle up ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    Child Restraint Systems An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child ... the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. 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 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... the vehicle using the vehicle's safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be secured in the vehicle...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a ...s shoulders and buckle together at the crotch. The five-point harness system has two shoulder straps, two hip straps, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...rear rather than the front seat. General Motors recommends that child restraints be secured in a rear ...CAUTION: (Continued) Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger's frontal ...conditions, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. When installing a child restraint with a top tether, you must ... LATCH attachments. The child restraint manufacturer will provide you with instructions on how to use the child restraint and its attachments. The ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... tether being attached. Others require the top tether always to be attached. In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top ... also have a top tether. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If the child restraint does not have a top tether, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    i (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. For the second row seating positions, the top tether anchors are located on the seatback, near the base of each seat. Be sure to use an anchor located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ..., or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. Third Row Do not secure a child restraint in the right front passenger's position ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ..., if equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top ... and the following instructions: If the position you are using does not have a head ... to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... or local law requires that the top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be ... the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-57
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... tether, and the position that you are using has a top tether anchor, attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor. Refer to the instructions that came with the child restraint and to Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-51. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...inflating airbag. Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger's frontal airbag... conditions, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy... securing the forward-facing child restraint. See Manual Seats on page 1-2 or Six-Way Power ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... in this seat. See Manual Seats on page 1-2 or Six-Way Power Seats on page 1-3. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right... the passenger airbag status indicator should light and stay lit when you turn the ignition to RUN or START. See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-36. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... the shoulder belt back into the retractor. If you are using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. You should not be able to pull more of the belt from the retractor once the lock has been set. 1-61
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...the instrument panel will be lit and stay lit when the key is turned to RUN or START. If a child restraint has been installed and the on indicator is lit,... the vehicle, the on indicator is still lit, check to make sure that the vehicle's seatback is not pressing the child restraint into...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Here are the most important things to know about the airbag system: CAUTION: (Continued) {CAUTION: You can ... designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them. CAUTION: (Continued) Frontal ...something hits the side of your vehicle. They are not designed to inflate in frontal, in rollover ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...cluster, which shows the airbag symbol. Where Are the Airbags? The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-35 for more information. The driver's frontal...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    The right front passenger's frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. If your vehicle has a side impact airbag for the driver, it is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. 1-66
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... something is between an occupant and an airbag, the airbag might not inflate properly or it might force the object ... an inflating airbag must be kept clear. Do not put anything between an occupant and an airbag,...on or near any other airbag covering. Do not let seat covers block the inflation path ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... vehicle is equipped with electronic frontal sensors, which help the sensing system distinguish between a moderate frontal impact and a more severe frontal ... side impacts. Your vehicle may or may not have a side impact airbag. See Airbag System on page 1-62. Side impact airbags are intended to infl...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...more gradually. But the frontal airbags would not help you in many types of collisions,...Inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity, the airbag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. The sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the airbag. The in�.
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...ates, there is dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle ... is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but cannot get out of the vehicle after an airbag in�.
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... airbag system. Improper service can mean that an airbag system will not work properly. See your dealer for service. United States Canada The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag and side impact ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... rear rather than the front seat. General Motors recommends that child restraints be secured in a rear seat...ating airbag. Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger’s frontal ... conditions, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    .... Also make sure the child restraint is not trapped under the vehicle head restraint... position in the vehicle and check with your dealer. The passenger sensing system is designed to enable... outgrown child restraints • or if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... who have outgrown child restraints and for very small adults, the passenger sensing system may or may not turn off the right front passenger’s...have the person remain in this position for about two minutes. This will allow the system to detect that person and then enable the passengerମ.
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...something may be wrong with the airbag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an... seat may not have the protection of the frontal airbag. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-... well the passenger sensing system operates. You may want to consider not using seat covers...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... are parts of the airbag system in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-15....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... and have them repaired or replaced. (The airbag system does not need regular maintenance.) Notice: If you damage the... of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page 7-2. Restraint System Check Checking the Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... assemblies contain the safety belt pretensioners. Have your safety belt pretensioners checked if your vehicle has been in a collision, or if your airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle or while you are driving. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-35. 1-78
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... ...2-28 PASS-Key® III Operation ...2-28 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ...2-30 New ... Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...2-31 Starting the Engine ...2-31 Engine Coolant Heater ...2-32 Automatic......2-39 Running the Engine While Parked ...2-40 Keys ...2-3 Remote Keyless Entry System ...2-4 Remote ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... Power Mirrors ...2-41 Outside Convex Mirror ...2-41 Outside Heated Mirrors ...2-41 OnStar® System ...2-42 Universal Home Remote System ...2-44 Universal Home Remote System Operation ...2-45 Storage Areas ...2-48 Glove Box ...2-48 Cupholder(s) ...2-48 Overhead...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power ... and the driver's door lock. Your vehicle has the PASS-Key® III vehicle theft system. The key has a transponder in the key head that matches a decoder in the vehicle's...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    Any new PASS-Key® III key must be programmed before it will start your vehicle. See PASS-... See OnStar® System on page 2-42 for more information. This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation ... If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service.
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... keyless entry transmitter shown here is for a vehicle equipped with the remote vehicle start feature and dual power sliding doors. / (Remote Vehicle Start): If your vehicle has this feature, you can start the engine from outside the vehicle. See "Remote Vehicle Start" at...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... the remote keyless entry transmitter sliding door button. If your vehicle's fuel filler door is opened, the driver's side power sliding door will not open completely. Do not try to force the door. Once the fuel filler door is closed, the driver's side...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... battery. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your ...halves are snapped together tightly so water will not get in. 5. Press and hold the lock and unlock buttons for seven seconds to synchronize the transmitter. 6. Check the transmitter operation....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not use the remote start feature. The vehicle ... the vehicle's lights are not visible. The vehicle's doors will be locked. 3. When the vehicle's engine starts, the parking... is running. After a remote start, the engine will automatically shut off after 10 minutes...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    .... If you enter the vehicle after a remote start, and the engine is running, insert the key into the ignition switch and turn ... to the RUN position to drive the vehicle. To manually shut off the engine after a remote start, do any of the following: There is an emission control system malfunction....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... all of the doors and the liftgate when you insert the key, turn it toward the front of the vehicle, and ... of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not locked. So, wear safety belts ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...to unlock the doors and liftgate. From the inside, use the manual or power door locks. To unlock either front... door from the inside, push the manual lever forward. With the content theft-deterrent system, the power door lock switch will not unlock the doors until the system is disarmed. See Content ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...get out of the vehicle while it is not in PARK (P), shift into PARK (P), or, have that person use the manual lever or the power door lock switch. When the door is...locks, you can lock or unlock the doors at any time, either manually or by using the power door lock switches. 2-12
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...open only a little if the fuel door is open. If this ever happens, do not try to ...Just close the driver's side sliding door. Then when the fuel filler door is closed, the driver's side sliding ...is not left in the ignition, or, if the manual door lock is used, the key could still be locked inside ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... If your vehicle is facing downward on a steep grade (15 percent or more), the door may not stay 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 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...on the front edge of the door will be a lock. Push the lever up to engage the lock. 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 delay feature. See Delayed Locking on page 2-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ..., and how to cancel the lock. If you do not, adults or older children who ride in the rear will... entry transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry System on page 2-4. Canceling the Sliding Door Security Lock... door. A child or others could be injured. Do not leave children or pets unattended in your vehicle...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Power Sliding Door (PSD) Switches Your vehicle will have one of the following switch(es) located on the overhead console switchbank. If your vehicle has a single power sliding door (PSD), you have this switch. If your vehicle has dual power sliding doors, you have these switches. Driver's Side ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... open and close the power sliding door(s). • To manually open the power sliding door(s) while the... release the door latch. The door will fully open. • To manually close the power sliding door(s) while ...es). The power sliding door must either be manually unlocked or unlocked using the power door ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... button(s) and all doors will unlock and the sliding door(s) will open. See Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-5. If the power sliding door has been manually locked, you must unlock the PSD before it can be opened. Notice: If you ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    The driver's side sliding door is designed to open only a little if the fuel door is open. If this ever happens, do not try to force the sliding door. When the fuel filler door is closed, the driver's side sliding door can be opened ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...grade (15 percent or more), the door may not stay open and could slam... console switch. The door can still be manually opened from the inside or outside with the override (deactivation) on. To open a power sliding door(s) manually when the overhead console switch is in override (deactivation) position...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... switch to the override (deactivation) position and slide the door fully open and closed. Check for foreign objects in the tracks. Repeat the procedure starting with Step 1. If the door resists travel to the fully open position, see your dealer ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Notice: If you open the liftgate without checking for overhead obstructions such as a garage door, you could break the liftgate glass. Always check to make sure the area above the liftgate is ...instrument panel, open them all the way. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-39. To close the liftgate, pull...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Windows {CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    Power Windows 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 active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-31. Power Rear Quarter Windows Your vehicle may have power rear quarter windows....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... will come on when you flip up the cover. Theft-Deterrent Systems Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. Although ... vehicle next to the windshield, will flash slowly to let you know that the system has been armed. While armed, the doors will not unlock with the power door lock ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...DIC Vehicle Personalization (Uplevel Only) on page 3-68. When the security light flashes quickly the system is arming. After all doors and the ...Your Key Your alarm system will arm when you use your key to lock the driver's door. The security light will flash to let you know the system is arming. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle's starter and fuel systems. The starter will not work and fuel will stop being delivered to the engine. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to start the vehicle will be discouraged because of the high number of electrical key codes. PASS-Key®...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...off and try again. If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to be undamaged, try another...fuse. If the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If ... the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has started, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle Break-In Notice: Your vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. ... or slow, for the first 500 miles (805 km). Do not make full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting to brake, or slow, the vehicle. • Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... battery or damaging your starter. 2. If the engine does not start in 10 seconds, push ... clears the extra gasoline from the engine. If the engine still will not start, or starts briefly but ...shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine will not start in any other position - that is a safety ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    .... You will get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should... 110-volt AC outlet. If the cord will not reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong... cord rated for at least 15 amps. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... locks the front wheels. It is the best position to use when you start the engine because your vehicle cannot move easily. Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. Fully apply the regular ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... Snow on page 4-31. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, the engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart the vehicle when...not be covered by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not running at high speeds when shifting your ...If your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly or not shift gears when you ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D). Here are some ... position gives you more power but lower fuel economy than THIRD (3). You can use SECOND... of SECOND (2). Notice: If your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or if it seems not to shift gears as ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... gives you even more power but lower fuel economy than SECOND (2). You can use it ... with your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning ... to brake system parts. Verify that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set....vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You...or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... of PARK (P). {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) ...re. You or others could be injured. Do not leave your vehicle with the engine running. If you have to leave ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust {CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It ... might have exhaust coming in if: • Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. • Your vehicle gets rusty...road debris. • Repairs were not done correctly. • Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modifi...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... the Engine While Parked It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have ... Your vehicle can roll. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have ...a Trailer on page 4-39. {CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. The passengerମ. are activated when the rear window defogger is turned on. See “Rear Window Defogger” in Climate Control System on page 3-25. 2-41
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    OnStar® System A complete OnStar® User's Guide and the Terms and Conditions of the OnStar® Subscription Service Agreement are included in ... of safety, security, information, and convenience services. If your airbags deploy, the system is designed to make an automatic call to...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... • All Safe and Sound Plan Services • Driving Directions • RideAssist • Information and... Personal Calling, refer to the OnStar® User’s Guide in the vehicle’s glove box, visit www.onstar... information profile at www.myonstar.com. See the OnStar® user’s guide for more information. 2-43...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause interference. .... Changes and modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. The Universal Home Remote System, a ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... Universal Home Remote Transmitter. Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the Universal ... Remote programming. It is also recommended that upon the sale of the vehicle, the programmed Universal Home Remote ... Remote indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...." Do not repeat Step 1 as this will erase all of the programmed channels. If the indicator light ... usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the motor-head unit. 7. Firmly press ... by manufacturer. You will have 30 seconds to start Step 8. 8. Return to the vehicle. Firmly press ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... out in the same manner. If you live in Canada, or you are having difficulty programming a gate ... Remote button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted. Erasing ... until the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...the desired Universal Home Remote button. Do not release the button. 2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. While still holding the Universal ... the cupholders, pull the tray out. Push the tray back when not in use. Your vehicle may be equipped with cupholders in ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... Remote buttons. See Universal Home Remote System on page 2-44. See your dealer to purchase additional items for the rail system. 1. Place the storage bin on to the rails in the desired location. 2. Push firmly upward on the bin while supporting it with one hand. 3. Push in on the latch and ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Overhead Console (Without Rail) If your vehicle has an overhead console without the rail system, it has two reading lights, a courtesy light, and a switchbank. See Overhead Console Switchbank on page 3-20 for more information. Floor Console ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... pulling up on the tray to lock it into place. There are four cupholders on each tray. Replacing the Center Console {CAUTION: A second row center console that is not locked into place properly can move around in a crash or sudden stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... load things on top of your vehicle. Crossrails are not standard on this vehicle and must be purchased at ... prevent damage or loss of cargo as you are driving, check now and then to make sure ... tabs at the rear edge of the rear convenience center. When not in use, it is recommended that you take down ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... a maximum capacity of 100 lbs (45 kg). It is not designed to hold larger, heavier loads. Store ... of your vehicle, as far forward as you can. When not in use, it is recommended that you take down the ... Center {CAUTION: If any removable convenience item is not secured properly, it can move around in a...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...your vehicle may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do... information. If the third row seat is not in the vehicle with the convenience center, the convenience center will not be locked into the correct position in the vehicle. 2. Make sure that the convenience center is empty...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... Climate Control System ...3-28 Passenger Compartment Air Filter ...3-30 Warning Lights, Gages, ...10 Cruise Control ...3-10 Exterior Lamps ...3-14 Wiper Activated Headlamps ...3-15 Headlamps on Reminder ... Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/Automatic Headlamp System ...3-16 Instrument Panel Brightness ...3-17 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...Brake System Warning Light ...3-39 Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light ...3-40 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ...3-40 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-41 ... ...3-44 Security Light ...3-44 Cruise Control Light ...3-45 Highbeam On Light ...3-45 Fuel Gage ...3-45 Low Fuel ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... Information Center (DIC) on page 3-46. F. Traction Control System Button (If Equipped). See Traction Control ...36 and Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-34. I. Audio System. See Audio System(s)... 3-10. P. Climate Controls. See Climate Control System on page 3-25. Q. Heated Seat Controls (If...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    .... They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps .... Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key ... the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals will not work. To tilt the wheel, hold the wheel and pull ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...• L Windshield Washer. See Windshield Washer on page 3-9. • Z Rear Window Wiper. See Windshield Washer on page 3-9. • = Rear Window Washer. See ... High/Low-Beam Changer on page 3-8. • Flash-to-Pass. See Flash-to-Pass on page 3-8. • N Windshield Wipers. See Windshield Wipers on page 3-9. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete .... If the arrows do not go on at all when you signal a turn, check for burned-out bulbs and.... If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for the trailer lamps, the signal indicator will ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...wiping cycle, turn the band to mist. Hold it there until the wipers start. Then let go. The...can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain ...delay settings. To stop the wipers, move the band to off. {CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... to this position to turn the rear wipers on. {CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your ..., blocking your vision. = (Rear Washer/Wiper): Move the lever to this position to wash and ... control. The controls for the rear window washer/wiper are located on the end of the turn signal/multifunction ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... cruise control lever is located below the windshield wiper control on the right side of the steering wheel.... is in cruise control and the Traction Control System (TCS) begins to limit wheel spin,... will automatically disengage. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9. When road conditions allow,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... If you leave your cruise control on when you are not using cruise, you might hit a ... shuts off. But the cruise control does not need to be reset. Once the vehicle is traveling approximately ... until the lever is released or the brakes are applied. Do not continue to hold the lever in the plus (resume/...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher speed: Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to reduce the vehicle's speed while using cruise control: • Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Push up on the cruise control ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... in memory. Push the button at the end of the cruise control lever to turn the system off. 9 (Off): Turn the control to this position to toggle off all ... Daytime Running Lamps on and off for U.S. vehicles. For vehicles first sold in Canada, this is only true when the transaxle is in PARK (P). 3-14
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... automatic lights may be disabled even if the control is in the AUTO position. Wiper Activated ... is in AUTO. • The headlamps have not already been activated by automatic lighting. ; (Parking Lamps):... lamps together with the following: • The automatic lighting feature has not been disabled using...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... any time you need to. If you start your vehicle in a dark garage, the automatic headlamp ... brake while the ignition is in OFF or LOCK. Then start the vehicle. The DRL and automatic headlamps will... lamps are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada. A light sensor on top of the instrument panel ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... the left of the steering column. Turn the knob clockwise to brighten the lights and counterclockwise to dim them. R (Interior Lamp Override): Turn the ... the interior lamps on while any door is open and when the ignition key is removed from the ignition. + (Interior Lamps): Turn the outer knob to ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... been closed if they have not been locked. See Delayed Lighting on page 3-18. To ... and buckle your safety belt at night. Delayed lighting will not occur while the ignition is in RUN or ACCESSORY...doors using the power door lock switch or the key. To turn the delayed lighting feature off or on, see DIC ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... Lighting With exit lighting, the interior lamps will come on for about 25 seconds whenever you remove the key from... entry transmitter. When any door is opened, exit lighting is cancelled. The interior lamps will stay on while any...closed if they have not been locked. See Delayed Lighting on page 3-18....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...lock or off, they will automatically turn off after 10 minutes. The lamps will not come back on again until you do one of the following: Overhead ...Disable Switch. See Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) on page 3-21. If your vehicle does not have some of these options, there will be a blank. 3-20
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... the rear window. It has three color-coded lights used to provide distance and system information to the driver. {CAUTION: Even with the Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist system, the driver must check carefully before backing up. The system does not operate above typical backing speeds ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... located in the overhead console switchbank. While the system is disabled, an indicator light will be lit on the switch. You will not see any lights on the ... (R) at a speed greater than 3 mph (5 km/h), the red light will flash to remind you that the system does not work at speed greater than 3 mph ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    When the System Does Not Seem to Work Properly The light may flash red when the vehicle is in REVERSE (R) if the ultrasonic sensors are not kept clean. So be sure to keep your rear bumper free of mud, dirt, snow, ice and slush. Other conditions that may affect system performance ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem see your dealer for additional information ...your warranty. Do not use equipment exceeding maximum amperage rating. Check with your ... equipment, be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included with the equipment. Notice: Improper use...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...power outlet: Climate Controls Climate Control System With this system you can control the heating,...: Holding a cigarette lighter in while it is heating will not allow the lighter to back away from the heating ... element, or a fuse could be blown. Do not hold a cigarette lighter in while it is heating...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... off and turns on again. This is normal. The system is designed to make adjustments to help with fuel economy while still maintaining the selected temperature. On hot .... The air conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so you may sometimes notice a small amount of water ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... outlets, with some air directed to the floor outlets. In this mode, the system will automatically run the air-conditioning compressor, unless the outside.... The defogger can also be turned off by pressing the button again or by turning off the engine. Notice: Do not use anything sharp on the inside ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...open the air outlets. Rear Climate Control System Your vehicle may have a rear ...deflectors may adversely affect the performance of the system. • Keep the path under the front seats ...thumbwheel is located below the main climate control system on the instrument panel. Use this thumbwheel to adjust ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... may also have a rear climate control system that allows the rear passengers to adjust the temperature and ...will show the same airflow modes as the front climate control system. See Climate Control System... and fan speed on the rear control system. If it is not in AUX, pressing the fan or temperature ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... to the rear seating area. For more information on how to use the main climate control system, see Climate Control System on page ...to be replaced early. For how often to change the air filter, see Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4. 1. Pull the tab located on the outer access panel up and out. 3-30
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... with one of your vehicle's functions. As you will see in the details on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they're working. If you are familiar with this section, you should not ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... 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 gages are explained on the following pages. United States version shown, Canada similar 3-32
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). Your vehicle has a tamper-resistant odometer. You may wonder... installed. The new one can be set to the mileage total of the old odometer. Tachometer The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for several seconds to remind people to ... come on. Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light Several seconds after the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will be provided for several seconds to remind the front ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...s electrical system for malfunctions. The light comes on if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the airbag modules, the wiring and the diagnostic... your vehicle serviced right away if the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ..., if the airbag deploys. United States Canada When the ignition key is turned to RUN or START, the passenger airbag status indicator will light ON and OFF, ... as a system check. Then, after several more seconds, the status indicator will light either ON or OFF, or either the...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... there are no lights at all, there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer for service. {CAUTION: If the off ... that something may be wrong with the airbag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    Charging System Light The charging system light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, but the engine is not running, as a check to show you it is working. Brake System Warning Light When the ignition is on, the brake system warning ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... anti-lock brake system warning light stays on longer than normal after you've started your engine, turn the ignition off. Or, if the light comes on and stays on ... and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... warning light comes on and stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. Engine Coolant Temperature Gage The traction control system warning light may come on for the following reasons: • If ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. ...light on, after awhile, your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... to correct the emission system malfunction by considering the following: Did you recently put fuel into your ...See Filling the Tank on page 5-8. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left .... Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... things you need to know to help your vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the check engine light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic) system ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... possible and have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. This indicates that your engine is not receiving enough ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... light comes on whenever you set your cruise control. Fuel Gage The light will go out when the cruise control is turned off. See ...-beam headlamps or the Flash-to-Pass feature is in use. United States Canada When the indicator nears empty, you still have a little fuel left, but you should get ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... the engine was turned off. The DIC displays the odometer, trip odometers, fuel economy, trip computer, vehicle system information, and compass display, ... to the fuel gage will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. This light comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... and the word ICE for two minutes. If there is a problem with the system that controls the temperature display, the letters OC (open ... Buttons Q4R (Information): Press this button to display the odometer, trip distance, time elapsed, average speed, fuel economy, battery voltage, oil life, and to ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...:00 is displayed, press the set/reset button to start the timing feature. Press the set/reset button again to stop it. If you will be starting and stopping your vehicle, during a trip for instance, the TIME ELAPSED feature will automatically start timing where it left off when you last stopped...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... until INST ECONOMY displays. This mode shows the current fuel economy at a particular moment and will change frequently as driving conditions change. This mode shows the instantaneous fuel economy in miles per gallon (mpg) or liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km). Unlike average fuel economy, this ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... to the engine oil life system monitoring the oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more ... until the next oil change. To reset the engine oil life system, see Engine Oil Life System on ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... and reset the zone through the DIC. Compass variance is the difference between the earth's magnetic north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, the compass in the vehicle could give false readings. 2. Find the vehicle's current location and variance zone ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... menu button to advance to the COMPASS CALIBRATION screen. 5. To start the compass calibration, press and hold ... will only make the messages disappear, not correct the problem. The following are the possible messages that can ...one after another. Some messages may not require immediate action, but you ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ..., the message will re-appear when the engine is turned on. If this message continues to appear, have the system repaired by ... This message will display when service is required for the vehicle. See your GM dealer. See Engine Oil on page 5-15 and Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... Displays on page 3-47 and Engine Oil Life System on page 5-18. This message... when the engine is turned on. CHECK GAS CAP This message will display if the gas cap is not...-appear when the engine is turned on. CHARGING SYSTEM FAILURE This message will display when there is a problem with the generator...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... display for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also re...been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still ... for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... the engine coolant temperature is too hot. The engine coolant temperature warning light will also appear on the instrument panel cluster. See... message will re-appear when the engine is turned on. HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED This message will display when the amount of available light outside of the vehicle...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    HOOD AJAR If your vehicle has the remote start feature, this message will display when the hood is not closed properly. When this message ... of the DIC buttons to acknowledge this message and to clear it from the screen. KEY FOB BATTERY LOW This message will display when the battery ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...display for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also ...display for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also ...display for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... display for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also ... message will display when the vehicle's engine oil pressure is low. The oil pressure light will also appear ...See Oil Pressure Light on page 3-44. Stop the vehicle immediately, as engine damage can ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... message appears on the DIC. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-38. A chime will sound ... display for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also re-... display for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also re...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also ... for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also..., the message will re-appear when the engine is turned on. PASSENGER SEATBELT IS NOT FASTENED This message reminds...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    .... If the condition still exists, the message will re-appear when the engine is turned on. REMOTE START DISABLED This warning message will come on if ... is in the ignition. The hood or the doors are not closed. There is an emission control system malfunction. The engine coolant temperature is too high...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... engine is turned off. If the condition still exists, the message will re-appear when the engine is turned on. SERVICE ABS SYSTEM This message will display when the vehicle's brakes are not functioning properly. Have the brake system serviced by ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... message will re-appear when the engine is turned on. SERVICE PARK LAMPS This message will display when there is a problem with the park lamps. Check ..., the message will re-appear when the engine is turned on. SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM This message will display when a problem with the brake system has ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... exists, the message will re-appear when the engine is turned on. ® SERVICE TRACTION SYSTEM If your vehicle ... cluster. See Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light on page 3-40. See ... exists, the message will re-appear when the engine is turned on. SERVICE VEHICLE SOON This message will display ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... road conditions change and StabiliTrak® is not active. This message cannot be acknowledged and cleared from the screen. STARTING DISABLED This message will display if the starting of the engine is disabled due to the electronic throttle control system or vehicle theft-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... display for two seconds if it has not been acknowledged when the engine is turned off. It will also ...been acknowledged, but the condition still exists when the engine is turned off. If the condition still ...battery is low. • There is a traction control system failure. See your GM dealer for service....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... Content theft • Remote keyless entry feedback • Remote start • Rear park chime Your vehicle may ... unlock preferences All of the customization and personalization options may not be available on your vehicle. Only the options available will be displayed on your DIC. The default settings for ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    .../reset button to begin. 4. The DIC will then display an instruction screen. Press the menu button to display ... you to program settings to the vehicle: ALL KEYS RESET This screen will only display if ... the personal program menu, and PERSONAL OPTIONS SAVED will display. FACTORY DEFAULTS This feature ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...entry transmitter. Press the menu button until EXT LIGHT DELAY appears on the DIC display. Press the... and move on to the next feature. INT (Interior) LIGHTS KEYS REMOVED This feature enables the interior lamps... ignition. Press the menu button until INT LIGHTS KEYS REMOVED appears on the DIC display. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... locking feature is enabled, it may be activated when the key is out of the ignition by doing one of the following:... If your vehicle has the content theft-deterrent system, once this feature is turned on, the system will activate if someone tries to enter the vehicle without using the remote keyless ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... DIC to select it and move on to the next feature. REMOTE START If your vehicle has remote start, this feature allows the remote start to be turned OFF or ON. The remote start feature allows you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle using the remote keyless entry transmitter. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    Press the menu button until REMOTE START appears on the DIC display. Press the set/... button to scroll through the following choices: OFF: The remote start feature will be disabled. ON (default): The remote start feature will be enabled. Choose one of the available settings and press the menu button ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... if YES was selected for the PERSONALIZE KEY feature, keys 1 and 2 have already been... will unlock when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P) or the key is taken out of the ignition. DRIVER: Only... will unlock when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P) or the key is taken out of the ignition. ALL (default...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...it. The DIC will then display PRESS UNLOCK SWITCH ON KEY FOB. Press the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter...remote keyless entry transmitter. After programming the last option, the message KEY FOB NOW PERSONALIZED will appear on the DIC display for a few seconds if you personalized ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... personal program menu will be exited when any of the following occurs: {CAUTION: This system provides you with a far greater access to audio stations .... See Defensive Driving on page 4-2. By taking a few moments to read this manual and get familiar with your vehicle's audio system, you can use it...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... CB radio, mobile telephone, or two-way radio, make sure that it can be added by checking with your dealer. Also, check federal rules ... to do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, radio, or other systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle's...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... radio stations • Seek to stations with traffic announcements This system relies upon receiving specific information ... of the program being broadcast. Radio Data System (RDS) The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...has XM™, XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and in Canada (if available). XM™ offers over 100 coast-to.... MUTE: Press this button to silence the system. Press this button again to turn the sound on. This button is not available on the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    t SEEK u: Press the right or the left arrow to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there. The radio will only seek stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press AUTO EQ to select the equalization. 5. Press and hold one of the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... equalization settings designed for country/western, jazz, talk, pop, rock, and classical. Selecting CUSTOM or changing bass or treble, returns the EQ to the manual bass and treble settings. The radio will save separate AUTO EQ settings for each preset and source. Finding a Category Station (RDS ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. RDS Messages ALERT!: Alert ... ALERT! will not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. 4 (Information): If the current station has a message, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...to XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Radio Messages CAL ERR (Calibration Error): The audio system has been calibrated for... must be returned to your GM dealer for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take the vehicle to your GM dealer for service. If any ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    .... This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned. Tune to...XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... this message is received after having your vehicle serviced, check with your GM dealer. If tuned to...digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, ... your GM dealer. If this message does not clear within a short period of time, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... it will stay in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. ..., difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. If the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...stay in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected ... and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. If .... t SEEK u: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description ...to appear on the display, then load the next CD. The CD player takes up to six CDs. Do not try to load more than six. To load more than one CD but less than six, complete ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... display, see "CD Messages" later in this section. Do not repeatedly press the eject button to eject a CD after you have tried to push it in manually. The player's 25-second eject timer will reset at each press of eject, causing the player to not eject the CD until the 25-second time period...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...the radio. CD will appear on the display when a CD is in the player. If your system is equipped with a remote playback device, pressing this button a second time... OFF appears on the display t SEEK u: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than ten seconds have played....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... the disc when burning an MP3 disc, using multiple sessions. It is usually better to burn the disc all at once. The system can support up to 11 folders in depth, though, keep the depth of the folders to a minimum in order to keep down the complexity ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... track name will appear on the display. File System and Naming The song name that will be displayed ... of text and the extension of the file name will not be displayed. Order of Play Tracks will be played..., or Real Jukebox™ software, however, you will not have editing capability. These playlists...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD will start to play where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display.... and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. If ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...on the display. MUTE: Press this button to silence the system. Press this button again to turn the sound on. This button is not available on the Radio with Six...To use repeat, do one of the following: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than 10 seconds have played. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... list feature, perform the following steps: 1. Turn the CD player on and load it with at least one CD. 2. Check to see that the CD player is not in song list mode. S-LIST should not appear on the display. If S-LIST is present, press the song list button to turn it ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... it to your GM dealer when reporting the problem. Rear Seat Entertainment System Your vehicle may have a DVD Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system. The RSE system includes a DVD player, a video display screen, auxiliary inputs, two sets of wireless headphones (if included), and a...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...Control This button is located behind the video screen, below the auxiliary jacks. Press this button while using RSA, or when a DVD or CD is playing to blank the video screen and to mute the audio. The power indicator lights on the DVD player will flash. Turning on...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...If there is a decreased audio signal during CD, MP3, or DVD play, there may be a low hissing noise through the ... 1. Plug the headphone into the corresponding jack, located behind the video screen, next to the auxiliary jacks. 2. Press the corresponding headphone button on the DVD faceplate. 3. Press ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...jacks. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for proper usage. To use the auxiliary audio and video inputs,...DVD player faceplate to switch the system between the DVD player and the auxiliary device. See ...: The RCA jacks are located behind the video screen on the DVD console. The RCA jacks allow ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ..., enhanced CDs, video CDs, and CD-ROM with MP3 media are supported by this DVD player. DVD...DVD player. If an error message appears on the video screen, see "DVD Messages" later in this section. ... between the radio, CD, DVD, MP3, or an auxiliary device. Video Screen The video screen is located in...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... Buttons AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to switch the system between the DVD player and an auxiliary device. s (Play/Pause): Press this button to start play of a... only press this button once. When a DVD is playing in the DVD player and the RSA system is on, the stop/eject and play/...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...radio faceplate, until RSE appears on the display, to start playing a disc. Some DVDs will not allow fast forwarding or skipping of the copyright information or previews. ... have finished. If the DVD does not begin playing at the main title, refer to the on-screen instructions. Ejecting a ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...y (Main Menu): Press this button to view the main DVD menu. The menu is different on every disc. Use...the enter button. O (Power): Press this button to turn the DVD player on and off. P (Backlight): Press this ...one step in the RSE OSD menu and some DVD menus. Press this button to exit the current menu ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...Each press of this button will move the DVD to the next available subtitle option (English, Spanish, French,... (Auxiliary): Press this button to switch the system between the DVD player and an auxiliary source... audio track. Each press will move the DVD to the next language or commentary. The format and...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ..., language preference, brightness, color, contrast, and tint. Not all DVDs support all the feature defaults in the setup menus. If a feature is not supported, the defaults will be provided by the DVD media. To exit this menu, press the display or the return button on the remote control ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    Tips and Troubleshooting Chart Problem No power. Recommended Action The ignition may not be in ACCESSORY, RUN, or... plugged in. Adjust the volume. If RSA is on, DVD audio will not be heard. If the DVD system is being heard through the vehicle speakers, adjust the volume on the radio. Press the CD AUX ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...the subtitle button on the remote control to select subtitle option or go to the DVDs main menu and follow the screen ... the AUX button on the remote control or the DVD player to get to auxiliary input. Check to make sure that the auxiliary source is connected to the inputs properly. The DVD could be ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... out or buzzes for a moment, then it comes back. DVD System inoperable. Recommended Action Contact ... in the vehicle. In severe or extreme temperatures the DVD system might not be operable. Temperatures below ...F (60°C) could damage the DVD system. Operate the DVD system under normal or comfortable ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...and the signal is good. DVD Messages The following errors may be displayed on the video screen. Disc ... Error: This message will be displayed if the region code of the DVD is not compatible with the region code ... left corner of the video screen, if the operation that has been selected is not currently...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    DVD Distortion There may be an experience with video distortion when operating cellular phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Position Systems (GPS)*, two-... off, the wired headphones will provide DVD or auxiliary device audio. The rear seat passengers will not be able to listen to ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... the radio. When a CD is playing, press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track or to the previous track. Press the right arrow to go..., front CD player, and XM™ Satellite Radio Service (if equipped). If one of the sources are not loaded, the system will skip over the source when this...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...): This button is located behind the video screen, below the auxiliary jacks. Press this button while using RSA, or when a DVD or CD is playing to blank the video screen and to mute the audio. The power indicator lights on the DVD player will flash. Turning on ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... like storms and power lines interfere with radio reception. When this happens, try reducing the treble on your radio. $ (Mute): Press this button to silence the system. Press this button again, to turn the sound on. r (Play): When listening to the radio, press this button to play a cassette tape ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... water, and clean it. Make sure the wiping process starts from the center to the edge. Do not touch the bottom side of a CD while handling it...The radio may display NO SIGNAL to indicate interference. Care of the CD and DVD Player The use of CD lens cleaners for CDs is not advised, due to the risk of...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... hand. If the mast is badly bent, replace it. Check occasionally to make sure the mast is still ... chimes. XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System The XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is located ... with the performance of the XM™ system. Make sure that the XM™ satellite antenna is not obstructed. 3-115
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ✍ NOTES 3-116
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... ...4-2 Drunken Driving ...4-3 Control of a Vehicle ...4-6 Braking ...4-6 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...4-7 Braking in Emergencies ...4-9 Traction Control System (TCS) ...4-9 StabiliTrak® System ...4-10 All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System ...4-12 Steering ...4-13 Off-Road Recovery ...4-15 Passing ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone on page 1-21. {CAUTION: Defensive driving really means...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ... and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ... records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight will when each has the same number of drinks. The law in most U.S. states, and throughout Canada, sets the legal limit at 0.08 percent. In some other countries, the limit is even lower. For example, it is 0.05 percent in both France and ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I will be careful" is not the right answer. What if there is an emergency, a need to...and driving that many people do not know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it...the brakes, the steering, and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where ...Modifications on page 5-3. Braking See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-38. Braking action involves ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine and begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You may .... This is normal. If there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See Anti-Lock Brake ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... separately work the brakes at each wheel. The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any... braking pressure accordingly. Remember: Anti-lock does not change the time you need to get your ... get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you will not have time to apply your brakes if ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... the system working, but this is normal. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly. If the SERVICE TRACTION SYSTEM...are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. Have the traction control system serviced by ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...begin to drive away, the system performs several diagnostic checks to insure there are no problems. You may hear or feel the system working. This...does not mean there is a problem with your vehicle. If the system fails to turn on or activate, the SERVICE STABILITY SYSTEM message...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... when the computer senses that your vehicle is just starting to spin, as it might if you hit ...system is part of the StabiliTrak® system. Traction control limits wheel spin by reducing engine power to the wheels (engine speed management) and by applying brakes. The traction control system is enabled ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... displayed. In the limited mode, the traction control system will only use engine traction-control and ... automatically if it determines that a problem exists with the system. If the problem does not clear itself ... AWD applications, the engine torque may be reduced to protect AWD system components. If ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will take much more effort. Steering Tips It is important to take curves at a reasonable speed. A lot of the "driver lost ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in... you cannot; there is not room. That is the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your ... can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dangerous move, since the passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...a reasonable distance. • Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and start your left ...is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and do not get too close. Time your move ... Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. • If you...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... foot off the accelerator pedal. If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the accelerator... way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your vehicle may ...to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels are not rolling. In the steering or ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night ... have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you are driving, do not wear ...is easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as the headlamps should be checked regularly for proper ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... signs of streaking or missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. {CAUTION: Wet brakes can cause accidents. They will not work as ... wise to go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may get ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning does not happen often. But it can if your ... Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There just is not a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The...s air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    Some Other Rainy Weather Tips • Turn on your low-beam headlamps - not just your • parking lamps - to help make you more visible to others... Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You will want to watch...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    .... A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. Mile for ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    .... If you miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up...be well rested. If you must start when you are not fresh - such as after a day's work...is ready to go. If it needs service, have it done before starting out. Of course, you will find experienced and able service experts in ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make ... windows clean inside and outside? • Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? • ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...safer and more enjoyable. • Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system, and transaxle. These parts can work hard on ... hill. You could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. Driving ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...hill. You could crash. Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear when you... may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing ... The most important thing to know is this: let your engine do some of the slowing down. Shift to ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    Winter Driving Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth, and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... Even if your vehicle has a traction system, you will want to slow down and ..., you may want to turn the traction system off, such as when driving through deep ... 4-10. If you do not have a traction system, accelerate gently. Try ... wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    Your Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) improves your vehicle's stability when you make a hard ...you would on dry pavement. See Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on page 4-7. If You Are Caught in a ... of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you are actually on the ice, and avoid ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check around again from time to time to be sure snow does not collect there. Open a window just... wind. This will help keep CO out. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 4-30
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps ... window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only ... of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ..., you should turn your traction control system off. See Traction Control ... (TCS) on page 4-9 and StabiliTrak® System on page 4-10. Then shift back and ..., cargo, and all nonfactory-installed options. Two labels on your vehicle show ...cation/Tire label. {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    Tire and Loading Information Label The Tire and Loading Information label also shows the size of the original equipment tires (C) and the recommended cold tire inflation pressures (D). For more information on tires and inflation see Tires on page 5-53 and Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-59....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity ..., the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    Example 2 Item A B C Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 5 = Available Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 750 lbs (340 kg) 250 lbs (113 kg) Item A B C Example 3 Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 3 = Subtract Occupant ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...GAWR for either the front or rear axle. {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the ... Overloading your vehicle may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not ... Weight Rating (GVWR). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel, and cargo. 4-36
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled ...that some of them are above the tops of the seats. • Do not leave an unsecured child restraint in your vehicle....the vehicle, secure it whenever you can. • Do not leave a seat folded down unless you...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead ... on the ground, will damage drivetrain components. Do not tow an all-wheel-drive vehicle... will be on the ground. Dinghy Towing Your vehicle was not designed to be towed with all of its wheels on the ground...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... time, your vehicle needs service. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might not change your weight ...result in costly repairs that would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the instructions in this section and check with your dealer for more information about towing...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, acceleration, braking, durability, and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has... over 50 mph (80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ..., or you can write us at the address listed in your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information Booklet. In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Center, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 4-41
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... riding in the vehicle. If you have a lot of options, equipment, passengers, or cargo in your vehicle,...you are using a weight-carrying or a weight-distributing hitch, the trailer tongue weight (A) should be 10 ... of the total loaded trailer weight (B). Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue weight ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    Consider the following example: A vehicle model base weight is 5,500 lbs (2 495 kg); 2,800 lbs (1 270 kg) at the ... trailer rating should be: But let's say your specific vehicle is equipped with some of the latest options and you have a front seat passenger and two rear seat passengers with some ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... some rules to follow: • The bumpers on your vehicle are not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or ... to them. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper. • Will you have to ... the holes later when you remove the hitch. If you do not seal them, deadly carbon ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...tongue from contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided ...must be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you will be able ...system. If you do, both brake systems will not work well, or at all. 4-45
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... that the vehicle you are driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires, and mirror ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When... trailer, your vehicle has to have extra wiring. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash ...you are seeing your signal when they are not. It is important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...speed and shift to a lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you do not shift down,.... Parking on Hills {CAUTION: You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer attached, on... something goes wrong, your rig could start to move. People can be injured, and both...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you are pulling a trailer. See the Maintenance Schedule for more on this. Things that are especially important in trailer operation ... is a good idea to review these sections before you start your trip. Check periodically to see ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ✍ NOTES 4-50
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode ...5-28 ... Your Own Service Work ...5-4 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-5 Fuel ...5-5 Gasoline... ...5-7 Filling the Tank ...5-8 Filling a Portable Fuel Container ...5-10 Checking Things Under the Hood...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...96 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-96 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-96 Electrical System ...5-97 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...5-97 Headlamp Wiring ...5-97 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5-97 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-97 Fuses and Circuit ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you will ... GM Accessories, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine ... cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems (including...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    Doing Your Own Service Work {CAUTION: You can be injured and your vehicle could ...your own service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how ... receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See Maintenance Record on page 6-14. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. Fuel Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of your vehicle. Gasoline Specifications At a minimum, gasoline should meet...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance ... required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing ...keep fuel injectors and intake valves clean, or if your vehicle experiences problems ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... on. If this occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on driving in...fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel would not be covered by your warranty. To check the fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil company that ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. Do not smoke if you are ... sparks, flames, and smoking materials away from fuel. Do not leave the fuel pump unattended when refueling your vehicle - this ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... 3-41. The CHECK GAS CAP message will be displayed in the Driver Information Center (DIC) if the fuel cap ...more information. {CAUTION: If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. Shut...malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood {CAUTION: Never fill a portable... An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep ...CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...s side. 3. Lift the hood. 4. Pull up 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 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 3.5L V6 engine, here is what you will see: 5-12
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...5-15. G. Engine Oil Dipstick. See "Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 5-15. H. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick. See "Checking the Fluid Level"...Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-20. K. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank. See Cooling System on page 5-28. 5-13
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    When you open the hood on the 3.9L V6 engine, here is what you will see: 5-14
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    .... G. Engine Oil Dipstick. See "Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 5-15. H. ... Recovery Tank. See Cooling System on page 5-28. Engine Oil Checking Engine Oil It is a good idea to check your engine oil ...to drain back into the oil pan. If you do not do this, the oil dipstick might not show...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... right kind. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and ...page 5-103. Notice: Do not add too much oil. If the engine has so much ... cross-hatched area that shows the proper operating range, the engine could be damaged. Be sure to add enough oil ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    .... Look for two things: • GM6094M Your vehicle's engine requires oil meeting GM Standard GM6094M. You ... the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. GM Goodwrench® ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low ... you will need for good performance and engine protection. When the system has calculated that oil life ... and filter. This is based on engine revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... to a CHANGE OIL SOON message being turned on, reset the system. 1. With the ignition key in RUN but the engine off, repeatedly push the set/reset button ... LOCK. If the CHANGE OIL SOON message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... air cleaner/filter. When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the Maintenance II intervals and replace it at the first oil change ... 50,000 mile (83 000 km) interval. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information. If you are ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... Fluid A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. ...this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here... out and fall on hot engine or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fl...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ..., position the shift lever in PARK (P). 4. Let the engine run at idle for three to five minutes.... transaxle dipstick is located toward the back of the engine compartment, near the brake master cylinder ... your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. 2. With the parking brake applied, place ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... Add Automatic Transaxle Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid ... cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine .... In addition, the engine coolant may require changing sooner, at the first maintenance service after ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... inhibitors and/or additives in your vehicle's cooling system, you could damage your vehicle. Use only the proper mixture of the engine coolant listed in this manual for the cooling system. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-11 for ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. Occasionally check the coolant level in the radiator. For information on how to add coolant to the radiator, see Cooling ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line up with the ... badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. See Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode on page 5-28 for information on ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: If you no longer have the overheat warning, you can ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...a safe place in an emergency situation. If an overheated engine condition exists, an overheat protection mode which ...the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of... oil and reset the oil life system. See Engine Oil on page 5-15. Cooling ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    {CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools ...If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, do not do anything else until it cools down. The vehicle...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ..., water pump, or somewhere else in the cooling system. If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine ... fans should be running. If they are not, your vehicle needs service. Notice: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant is not covered by your ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... Coolant Recovery Tank If you have not found a problem yet, but the coolant level is ... recovery tank is at or above the full cold mark, start your vehicle. {CAUTION: {CAUTION: Adding only ... warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...be sure the cooling system is cool before you do it. How to Add Coolant to the Radiator Notice: Your engine has a specific radiator fill procedure. Failure to ... V6 Engine 3.9L V6 Engine 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a... mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. See Engine Coolant on page 5-23 for more information about ... Tube 5. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine and the compartment. There are two bleed valves. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the ... cap. If your vehicle has the 3.5L V6 engine, be sure the arrow on the pressure cap lines up with the...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. How to Check Power ... to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system ...unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Do not mix water with ready-to-use washer ... damage the tank if it is completely full. • Do not use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the reservoir. So, it is not a good idea to... brake hydraulic system. When your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-38. There are only two reasons ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...wrong kind of fluid in your brake system, your brakes may not work well, or they may ...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 will have to be replaced. Do not let someone ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... to normal height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Battery Your vehicle has a maintenance free battery. When it is time for a new battery, get one that has the replacement number shown on the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... keep your battery from running down. Jump Starting If your vehicle's battery has ... vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following ... hurt if you are not careful. See Jump Starting on page 5-40 for tips ... to burn you. If you do not follow these steps exactly, some ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... damage to your vehicle that would not be covered by your warranty. Trying to start your vehicle by ...do not want. You would not be able to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding ... vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...You should always use the remote positive (+) terminal instead of the positive (+) terminal on your battery. {CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables do not have loose or missing insulation.... heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has one. Do not connect positive (+) ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    .... Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 11. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... the remote positive (+) terminal cover or underhood fuse block cover to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (−) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) Terminal and Remote Negative (−) Terminals C. Dead Battery or Remote ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... to Check Lubricant Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the ... to the bottom of the filler plug hole. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See Recommended ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... to Check and Change Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant and when to change it. See ...the filler plug hole. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ..., see Replacement Bulbs on page 5-51. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. Headlamps and Sidemarker Lamps ...bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. A. High-beam Headlamp B. Low-beam Headlamp C....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... more information. 4. Pull the assembly away from the vehicle. 5. Disconnect the socket wiring harness connector from the headlamp assembly. 6. Turn the bulb socket ... assembly. 7. To replace a headlamp bulb, disconnect the bulb socket wiring harness and connect to the new bulb socket. To replace a ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    .... 4. Replace with a new bulb 5. Reinstall the bulb socket by inserting into the bulb assembly and turning it clockwise to secure. 6. Reverse the steps to reinstall the headlamp assembly. 5-50 3. Pull out the taillamp housing. 4. Disconnect the wiring harness connector from the taillamp assembly.
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove. 6. Replace the bulb by pulling the old bulb out of the socket and gently pushing in a new bulb. Sidemarker Stoplamp, Taillamp and Turn Signal Bulb Number 3057KX 3157NAK H11 194 3057KX For replacement bulbs not listed here, contact your dealer. 5-51
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear and cracking. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information. Replacement blades come... and length, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13. To replace the windshield wiper blade assembly do...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet ...s booklet included with your vehicle’s Owner Manual. CAUTION: (Continued) • Underinflated tires ...resulting accident could cause serious injury. Check all tires frequently to maintain the recommended...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...Limit: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example (A) Tire Size: The ...particular tire's width, height, aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later in this section ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary use ..., height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire size...3,000 miles (5 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over 65 mph (...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... tire sizing system. The letter P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U.S. Tire and Rim Association.... examples of optional accessories are, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...- Tire Pressure on page 5-59. Curb Weight: This means the weight of a motor vehicle with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil and coolant, but without passengers and cargo. DOT Markings: A code molded into the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and multipurpose vehicles....90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire ...Tire Quality Grading Standards): A tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire's traction,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... designed to carry. Too much flexing Too much heat Tire overloading Premature or irregular wear Poor handling Reduced fuel economy When to Check Check your tires once a month or more. Do not forget to check the compact spare tire, it ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... on the metal stem in the center of the tire valve. Re-check the tire pressure with the tire gage. Be sure to put the... on the vehicle. The first rotation is the most important. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. 5-60...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    Do not include the compact spare tire in your tire rotation. After the tires have ... Tires One way to tell when it is time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires ... towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if needed, to get all ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... installed on your vehicle, when it was new, were designed to meet General Motors Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC spec) system rating. If you ... impact the overall performance of your vehicle, including brake system performance, ride and handling, traction control, and ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    .... Additionally, if your vehicle has electronic systems such as, antilock brakes; traction control; and electronic stability control, the performance of these systems can be affected. {CAUTION: If you add .... Only use GM specific wheel and tire systems developed for your vehicle, and have them ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...cantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and... tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread, winter-type... While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades.... Adjustments to wheel alignment and tire balancing will not be necessary on a regular basis. However, if you... one side or the other, the alignment may need to be checked. If you notice your vehicle vibrating...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... or others could be injured. Always use the correct wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for replacement. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance, and tire or tire chain ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... a new GM original equipment wheel. {CAUTION: Do not use tire chains. There is not ... size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive ... device if it is contacting your vehicle, and do not spin your vehicle's wheels. If you ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...s side. It includes a 20-foot (6 m) hose with an air pressure gage and nozzle adapters. {CAUTION: Inflating something too much can make it explode, and you or others could be injured. Be sure to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only to its recommended pressure. 5-68
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...the accessory inflator switch. The light in the switch will come on to show the system is working. If the accessory inflator system does not turn on or the light does not come on, the fuse may ... you can use the system again. Press the switch and the indicator light will come on. Notice: ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... can still steer. Gently brake to a stop, well off the road if possible. {CAUTION: Lifting a vehicle and getting under it to do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without the appropriate safety equipment and training. The jack provided with your vehicle is designed only for changing a flat tire. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine and do not restart while the vehicle is raised. 4. .... When your vehicle has a flat tire, use the following example as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks. The following ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools A. B. C. D. The tools you will need are located in the storage compartment at the rear of the vehicle, on the passenger's side. To remove the tools, do the following: 1. Open the liftgate. See Liftgate on page 2-22 for more information. 2. Remove the convenience...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    To remove the compact spare tire, do the following: The tools you will be using include the jack (A), extension (B), and folding wrench (C). The compact spare tire is located under the rear of the vehicle. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-88 for more information about the compact spare. A. Hoist ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... spare tire from the cable. If the compact spare tire will not lower, check under the vehicle to see if the tire is hanging loose and the cable end and spring under the wheel plate are missing. If so, the secondary latch system is engaged. See Secondary Latch System on page 5-81....
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... wheel nuts using the folding wrench, but do not remove them. Turn the handle counterclockwise about 180 degrees, then flip the handle back to the starting position. This avoids taking the wrench off the ... could damage the lock nut or wheel lock key. Do not use an impact wrench to remove the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...the jack you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. {CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned ... until it fits firmly into the notch in the vehicle's frame nearest the flat tire. Do not raise the vehicle yet. 5-76
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    4. Attach the folding wrench (A) to the jack (B), and turn the wrench clockwise to raise the jack head approximately 3 inches (7.6 cm). 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the folding wrench clockwise in the jack. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the compact ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if needed, to get all the rust or dirt off. 7. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    8. Install the compact spare tire and put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 9. Lower the vehicle by attaching the folding wheel wrench to the jack and turning the wrench counterclockwise. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... a crisscross sequence, as shown. Notice: Wheel covers will not fit on your compact spare. If you try ... you could damage the cover or the spare. 11. Do not try to put a wheel cover on the compact spare tire. It will not fit. Store the wheel cover securely in the rear of the vehicle until you have ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...or Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-83 for instructions on storing the spare or flat tire correctly. {CAUTION: ... spare. {CAUTION: Before beginning this procedure read all the instructions. Failure to read and follow the ... and others could get hurt. Read and follow the instructions listed below. 5-81
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    To release the spare tire from the secondary latch, do the following: 2. Turn the folding wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the secondary latch device under the wheel plate. 3. Keep raising the jack until the compact spare tire stops moving upward and is held firmly in place. This...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... with both hands and pull it out from under the vehicle. 6. Reach under the vehicle and remove the folding wrench and jack. Have the hoist assembly inspected as soon as you can. You will not be able to store a spare or flat tire using the hoist assembly until it has been repaired or replaced. 5-83
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... wheels. 3. Slide the cable retainer through the center of the wheel and start to raise the tire. Make sure the retainer is fully seated across the ...turn the tire so the valve is towards the rear of the vehicle. This will help when you check and maintain tire pressure in the spare. 5. Raise the tire ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    Storing the Flat Tire on a Front-Wheel-Drive Vehicle The flat tire is stored the same as the spare tire for front-wheel-drive vehicles. Refer to "Storing the Spare Tire" listed previously. Storing the Flat Tire on an All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle 1. Remove the tire storage bag and cable package ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    5. Hook the cable onto the outside portion of the liftgate hinges. 6. Pull on the cable to make sure it is secure. 7. Make sure the metal tube is centered at the striker. Push the tube towards the front of the vehicle. A. Cable B. Liftgate Hinges C. Door Striker 4. Pull the cable through the door...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    Storing the Tools To put the cover back on, line up the tabs on the right of the cover with the slots in the cover opening. Push the cover in place and push down the tab so that it rests in the groove. This secures the cover in place. Store the center cap or the plastic bolt-on wheel covers until ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...inflated when the vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi (420 kPa).... When the compact spare is installed, do not take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught on the rails. That ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    .... Before using cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning your vehicle's interior, maintain ... and attracts dirt. For liquid cleaners, about 20 drops per gallon (3.78 L) of water is a good guide. • Do not heavily saturate your upholstery while cleaning. •...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... and then vacuum. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth ... soda. 2. Wring the cloth to remove excess moisture. 3. Start on the outside edge of the soil and gently rub... cleaning cloth remains clean. 5. If the soil is not completely removed, use a mild soap ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ...and feel of your interior and are not recommended. Do not use silicone or wax... clean and dry. {CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If... weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean... last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. Apply silicone grease...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... by washing it often with lukewarm or cold water. Do not wash the vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. ... cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could stain.... clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under Washing Your Vehicle on page 5-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the ...if beads do not form when you rinse it with water. Grime from the windshield will stick to the wiper blades and ...windshield washer solvent. Then rinse the blade with water. Check the wiper blades and clean them as ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...any overspray from all painted surfaces on your vehicle. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust ... underbody. If these are not removed, corrosion and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though they have...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ...Cleaner Vinyl Cleaner Glass Cleaner Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner Usage Interior and exterior ...Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fingerprints, and...wiping necessary. Medium foaming shampoo. Cleans and lightly waxes. Biodegradable and phosphate free. Quickly...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... help you identify your vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label ...Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. VIN Model designation Paint information Production options and special equipment Be ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-76. Windshield Wiper Fuses The windshield wiper ... by a relay located in the engine compartment, behind the windshield washer fluid reservoir. The rear wiper motor is protected by a fuse located in the instrument panel fuse block...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by a ... of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and do not have a spare fuse, you can ..., to access the fuse block. Your vehicle may not have all of the fuses listed. 5-98
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Usage Trunk, Door Locks Electronic Level Control Rear Wiper Radio Amplifier Interior Lamps OnStar® Keyless Entry Module Cluster, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Cruise Switch Steering Wheel Illumination Power Mirror Stoplamp, Turn Lamps ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Underhood Fuse Block The underhood fuse block is located in the engine compartment. For more information on location see Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12. Your vehicle may not have all the fuses listed. 5-100
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...25 26 27 28 Usage Anti-lock Brake System Powertrain Control Module Ignition Electronic Ignition Fuel Injector Climate Control, RPA, Cruise Control Electronic Throttle Control Engine Sensor, Evaporator Airbag Not Used Emission, All-Wheel Drive Auxiliary Power Front ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... 38 Usage Fuse Puller Fan 1 Starter Solenoid Anti-lock Brake System Motor Blank Fan 2 Front Blower High Battery Main 3 ... IGN MAIN FAN2 FAN3 BLANK Usage Starter Low Beam Fuel Pump Horn Air Conditioning Clutch High Beam Powertrain Wiper 2 Wiper 1 Fan 1 Crank Ignition Main Fan 2 Fan 3 Not Used 5-102
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... Automatic Transaxle - Pan Removal and Replacement Cooling System Front A/C Front and Rear A/C Engine Oil with Filter Fuel Capacity Regular Extended ...to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. Engine 3.5L V6 3.9L V6 VIN Code L 1 Transaxle ...
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    ✍ NOTES 5-104
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-8 At Least Once a Month ... ...6-2 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Using the Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-7 6-1
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    Maintenance Schedule Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change as ... sure to maintain your vehicle properly. Using the Maintenance Schedule Have you purchased the GM ... condition. Any damage caused by failure to follow scheduled maintenance may not be covered by warranty. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... legal driving limits. • use the recommended fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-5. The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 should be performed when indicated. See Additional ..., you can be seriously injured. Do your own maintenance work only if you have the required ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    Scheduled Maintenance When the CHANGE OIL SOON message comes on, it means that service is required for your ... best conditions, the engine oil life system may not indicate that vehicle service is necessary for... last service. Remember to reset the oil life system whenever the oil is changed. See Engine ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    Scheduled Maintenance Service Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 5-15. Reset oil life system.... Inspection" in At Least Once a Month on page 6-9. Inspect brake system. See footnote (a). Check engine coolant and windshield washer fluid levels and add fluid as needed. Perform any ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... transaxle fluid and filter (normal service). Replace spark plugs and inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. Engine cooling system service (or every five years, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. See ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    Maintenance Footnotes # Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, and the underbody contact points and linkage....opened or broken airbag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. The airbag system does not need regular maintenance. (f) Lubricate all key lock cylinders, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ...taxi, police, or delivery service. (i) Drain, flush, and refill cooling system. See Engine Coolant on... system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired and the fluid level checked. Add ...ll. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOL® coolant mixture if necessary. See Engine... Wear Inspection Tire rotation may be required for high mileage highway drivers prior to the Engine Oil Life System service notification. Check the tires for wear and, if necessary, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set,... 3. With the engine off, turn the ignition to RUN, but do not start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of PARK (P) with normal ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... be obtained from your dealer. Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil which meets GM Standard... Solvent. Washer Usage • To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and... by the parking brake only. • To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: With the engine running, shift...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... Power Steering (GM Part No. U.S. 89021184, in System Canada 89021186). Automatic DEXRON®-VI ...-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube Key Lock (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, Cylinders in Canada 10953474). ... Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. U.S. 12346293, in Canada 992723) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part ... can be obtained from your dealer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 3.5L V6 ... Oil Filter 3.5L V6 Engine 3.9L V6 Engine Passenger Compartment Air ... Plugs 3.5L V6 Engine 3.9L V6 Engine Windshield Wiper Blades Driver's...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on page 6-2. Any additional information from Owner Checks and...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-15
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    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    Section 7 Customer Assistance and Information Reporting Safety Defects ...7-14 Reporting Safety Defects to the ...to the Canadian Government ...7-14 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-14 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-15 Customer Assistance and Information ...7-2 Customer...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-... delivery date and present mileage. When contacting Pontiac, please remember that your concern ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...Get e-mail service reminders. • Access information about your specific vehicle, including tips and videos and an electronic version of this owner's manual (United States only)....• Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule. • Find GM dealers for ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Pontiac by dialing: 1-800-833-PONT (...assistance. However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail Pontiac, refer to the addresses below. United States - Customer...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... (Except Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) - Customer Assistance General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma #2740 ... 1-800-323-9935. Text telephone (TTY) users, call 1-800-833-9935. GM of Canada also has a Mobility Program. Call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    Roadside Assistance Program As the owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Pontiac Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of mind as you drive in the city ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance: 1-800-ROADSIDE (762-3743), text telephone (TTY) users, call 1-888-889-2438. Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in Pontiac's judgement, the claims become ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    Transportation Options Warranty service can generally be completed while you wait. However, if ... minimal interruption of your daily schedule. This includes one-way or round trip shuttle service to a destination up to 10 miles (16 km) from the dealership. Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every ... the Complete Vehicle Coverage period of the General Motors of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty, ... to monitor emission control components to optimize fuel economy, to monitor conditions for airbag deployment ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... on many airplanes, these on-board systems do not record sounds, such as conversation... is equipped with OnStar®, please check the OnStar® subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations... Warranty. • share summary data which is not tied to a specific vehicle with non-GM...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... As a result, these parts may fit poorly, exhibit premature durability/corrosion problems, and may not perform properly in subsequent collisions. ...by using aftermarket collision parts. Some insurance companies will not specify aftermarket collision parts. When purchasing insurance, we...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... more information. • Try to relax and then check to make sure you are all right. ... your vehicle cannot be driven, know where the towing service will be taking it. Get a card from the tow truck ...if its position puts you in danger or you are instructed to move it by a police officer. • Remove any ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ..."no fault" insurance laws, a report may not be necessary. This is especially true if there ... original GM parts. Remember, recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty....party's insurance company is paying for the repairs, you are not obligated to accept a repair valuation based ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ...safety defect, you should immediately notify Transport Canada, in addition to notifying General Motors ...0N5 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation... us at 1-800-762-2737, or write: Pontiac Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... are written specifically for owners and intended to provide basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner's manual will include the Maintenance Schedule for all models. In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio, Owner's Manual, and ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    Current and Past Model Order Forms Service Publications are available for current and past model GM vehicles. To request an order form, please specify ...All listed prices are quoted in U.S. funds. Canadian residents are to make checks payable in U.S. funds. ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ...How Does an Airbag Restrain? ...1-69 Passenger Sensing System ...1-71 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-76 What ...92 Weatherstrips ...5-91 Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades ...5-93 Audio System(s) ...3-76 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-112 Care of Your CD and DVD Player ...3-114 1
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    Audio System(s) (cont.) Care of Your CDs and DVDs ...3-114 Chime Level Adjustment ...3-115 Fixed Mast Antenna ...4-39 Care of Safety Belts ...5-91 Your CD and DVD Player ...3-114 Your CDs and DVDs ...3-114 Cargo Lamp ...3-19 B Battery ...5-39 Run-Down Protection ...3-20 Before Leaving on a...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    Chains, Tire ...5-67 Charging System Light ...3-38 Check Engine Light ...3-41 Checking Things Under the Hood ...5-10 Chemical Paint Spotting ...5-94 ... Gage ...3-40 Heater, Engine ...2-32 Cooling System ...5-28 Cruise Control ...3-10 Cruise Control Light ...3-45 Cupholder(s) ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government ...7-14 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-15 D Daytime Running Lamps/Automatic Headlamp System ... Vehicle to Get it Out ...4-32 Winter ...4-27 DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System ...3-96 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... ...5-98 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-97 Underhood Fuse Block ...5-100 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5-97 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-20 Battery ...5-39 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-41 Coolant ...5-23 Coolant Heater ...2-32 Coolant ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ...a Portable Fuel Container ...5-10 Filling Your Tank ...5-8 Fuels in Foreign Countries ...5-7 Gage ...3-45 Gasoline Octane ...5-5 ... On Reminder ...3-16 Wiper Activated ...3-15 Headlamps and Sidemarker Lamps ...5-48 G Gage Engine Coolant Temperature ...Fuel ...Speedometer ...Tachometer ...Garage Door ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ... and Mountain Roads ...4-25 Hood Checking Things Under ...5-10 Release ...5-11 Horn ...3-6 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-26 J Jump Starting ...5-40 K Keyless Entry System ...2-4 Keys ...2-3 L Labeling, Tire Sidewall ...Lamps Battery Run...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ...Control ...Low Fuel Warning Light ...Luggage Carrier ... 2-12 2-12 2-10 2-13 2-11 2-13 4-17 3-46 2-52 M Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...6-6 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-8 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At Least Once a Year ...6-9 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    Maintenance Schedule (cont.) Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-11 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Using ...6-2 Your Vehicle and the ...-In ...2-30 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-13 Oil Engine ...5-15 Pressure Light ...3-44 Oil, Engine ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ... Pressure Cap ...5-26 Radios ...3-76 Care of Your CD and DVD Player ...3-114 Care of Your CDs and DVDs ...3-114 ...113 Rear Climate Control System ...3-28 Rear Reading Lamps ...3-19 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ...1-37 Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ...3-110 Rear Seat Entertainment System ...3-96 Rear Seat ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... Canadian Government ...7-14 General Motors ...7-14 United States Government ...7-14 Restraint System Check Checking the Restraint Systems ...1-77 Replacing Restraint System Parts... ...1-33 Safety Warnings and Symbols ...iii Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Seats Bucket Seats, Rear ...1-6 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ...Proposition 65 Warning ...5-3 Doing Your Own Work ...5-4 Engine Soon Light ...3-41 Publications Ordering Information ...7-15 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped ...Capacities ...5-103 Speedometer ...3-33 StabiliTrak® System ...4-10 Starting Your Engine ...2-31 Steering ...4-13 Steering Wheel...
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... Spare Tire and Tools ...5-72 Secondary Latch System ...5-81 Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and ... Your Vehicle ...4-37 Traction Control System (TCS) ...4-9 Control System Warning Light ...3-40 StabiliTrak® System ... Tire Quality Grading ...5-64 Universal Home Remote System ...2-44 Operation ...2-45 13
  • 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ... Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-96 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-96 Vehicle ...10 Windshield Washer ...3-9 Fluid ...5-36 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-52 Fuses ...5-97 ... Driving ...4-27 Wiper Activated Headlamps ...3-15 X XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-115 Y ...



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