2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner's Manual

2006 Pontiac Torrent Manual

2006 Pontiac Torrent manual table of contents:

  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-10 Safety Belts ...1-12 Child Restraints ...1-30 Airbag System ...1-53 Restraint System Check ...1-62 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-2 Doors and Locks ...2-6 Windows ...2-11 Theft-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... or from: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, and the PONTIAC Emblem are registered trademarks; and the name TORRENT is a trademark of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    Safety Warnings and Symbols There are a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things ... the warning. You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means "Do Not," "Do Not do this" or ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in ... and Controls in Section 2 Instrument Panel Overview in 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 ...
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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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    ... ...1-24 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ...1-24 Right Front Passenger Position ...1-25 Rear Seat Passengers ...1-25 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ...1-27 Safety Belt Pretensioners ...1-29 Safety Belt Extender ...1-30 1-1
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...{CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could ... Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Lift the bar located under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... Adjuster Six-Way Power Driver Seat If your vehicle has a manual driver seat height adjuster, it is located on the outboard side of the seat ... of the seat by sliding the front of the control up or down. • Raise or lower the rear portion of the seat by sliding the rear of ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Manual Lumbar If your vehicle has this feature, the knob is located on the front of the driver ...has heated seats, the switches are located on the center console of the instrument panel above the shift lever... seat on to the high setting. Both indicator lights will be lit. Press the switch a second time...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked. Driver's Seat with Manual Recline and Manual Height Adjuster shown To adjust the seatback on the driver's seat, lift the lever on the rear outboard side of the seat and move the seatback to the desired ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    To adjust the seatback on the front passenger's seat, lift the lever on the outboard side of the seat and move the seatback to the desired position. Then release the lever to lock the seatback in place. If your front passenger's seat is a flat folding seat, you must fully raise the lever to ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their job when you are reclined like this. The shoulder belt ...its job either. In a crash, the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would ... well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. Do not have a ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Head Restraints Press the button on the side of the head restraint to lower it. Adjust your head restraint so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. 1-8
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. Remove or secure all items before driving. 3. Lift the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, up fully and fold the seatback forward until it disengages. 1-9
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...sure it is locked. To raise the seatback, do the following: 1. Lift the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, up fully and push up on the... of the three positions independent of the other seatback position. The rear bench seat can also be moved forward and rearward...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... on the seatback to be sure it is locked. 1. Ensure all three of the safety belts are unbuckled and the front seatbacks are not reclined.... could be seriously injured. After raising the rear seatback, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted....
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    ... Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you...let anyone ride where he or she cannot wear a safety belt properly. If you are in a crash and ...might not be, if you are buckled up. Always fasten your safety belt, and check that ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-26. In most states and in all Canadian ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels. 1-14
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    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... 1-15
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    or the instrument panel... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That is why safety belts make such good sense. 1-16
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...occur at speeds of less than 40 mph (65 km/h). Safety belts are for everyone. Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I ...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...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    We will start with the driver position. Driver Position Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has ... and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight....If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-30. Make... so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment on page 1-24. 6. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug ...These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there is a sudden stop or crash, or if you...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. 1-23
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... injured if they do not wear safety belts. A pregnant woman should wear a ... best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it is more likely that... crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly....
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    ..., just let the belt go back all the way and start again. When the safety belt is not in use, slide the latch plate up the safety belt webbing. ... the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who are not safety belted can be ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...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 1-30. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... up the safety belt webbing. The latch plate should rest on the stitching on the safety belt, near the guide loop on the side wall. Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides Rear shoulder belt comfort guides may provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    There is one guide available for each outboard passenger position in the rear seat. Here is how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip on the back of the seatback. 3. Be sure that...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    4. Buckle, position, and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-25.... cannot see them, they are located on the retractor part of the safety belts. They help the safety belts reduce ... other new parts for your safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts After ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer will order you an ... Never use it for securing child seats. To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. Child ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? A: An older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional ... up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. {CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. Also see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides on page 1-27. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, move the child toward the safety belt buckle. In either case, be ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in ... and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in ... children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts alone, unless there is no other ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    {CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Airbags plus... and older children, 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...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint, state the weight and ...a young child is quite unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child's hip bones are still so...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... 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 ... booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. 1-37
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions... is properly installed in the vehicle using the vehicle's safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    .... The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer. Keep in mind that an unsecured child ... are attached to a wide, shelf-like shield that swings up or to the side. {CAUTION: A child can be seriously injured or...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... to secure more than one child restraint in the rear seat, review the following illustrations. Depending on where you place the child restraint or the size of the child restraint, you may not be able to access certain safety belt assemblies or LATCH anchors for additional passengers or child ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... Child Restraints A. Child restraint or occupant using safety belt A. Occupant prohibited B. Child restraint using LATCH A. Child restraint or occupant using safety belt B. Child restraint using LATCH A. ... recommended C. Child restraint or occupant using safety belt Wherever you install a child ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... is properly installed using the anchors, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the ... a top tether, you must also use either the lower anchors or the safety belts to properly secure the child restraint. A child ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...a top tether. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If the child .... Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child ...a single attachment (B) to secure the top tether to the anchor. Rear Seat i (Top Tether Anchor): Seating ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... Make sure that a LATCH-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchors, 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...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    .... A child or others could be injured if this happens. To help prevent injury to people and damage to your ... attach only one child restraint per anchor. A. Passenger's Side Rear Seat Lower Anchors B. Center Rear Seat Lower Anchors C. Driver's Side Rear Seat Lower Anchors Make sure to attach the...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... seating position does not have lower anchors, secure the child restraint with the top tether and the safety belts. Refer to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors for the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ..., route the tether over the seatback. Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position If your child restraint is .... 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    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. 1-48
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...it is secure. To remove the child restraint, if the top tether is attached, disconnect it. Unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and... or larger child passenger. For outboard seating positions, when the safety belt is not in use, slide the latch plate up the safety belt webbing. The latch plate should ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... requires that the top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top ... front passenger’s airbag. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. Here...s airbag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...seat. 3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how....button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let ... safety belt is not in use, slide the latch plate up the safety belt webbing. The latch plate should rest on the stitching on the safety belt, near the guide loop on the side wall. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...impact airbags, the word AIRBAG will appear on the airbag covering on the ceiling near the driver’s and right ... frontal airbag in the right side of the instrument panel. Do not place cargo in front... on page 4-31. Frontal airbags are designed to help reduce the risk of injury from the force of an in�.
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... if you are not wearing your safety belt - even if you have airbags. Wearing your safety belt during a crash helps reduce your chance ... airbags are designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them. Frontal ..., it could seriously injure you. Safety belts help keep you in position for airbag ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ..., but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for ... shows the airbag symbol. The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    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 and the person seated directly behind the driver, it is in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-56
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other airbag covering. And, if your vehicle has roof-mounted side impact airbags, never ... anything to the roof of your vehicle by routing the rope or tiedown through any door or window opening. If you do, the path of an inflating ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... likely to be in time for the airbags to inflate and help restrain the occupants. Whether your frontal ...vehicle is equipped with electronic frontal sensors which help the sensing system distinguish between a moderate ... to inflate during vehicle rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts. 1-58
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... of the vehicle. The airbag supplements the protection provided by safety belts. Airbags distribute the force of the impact ... would not help you in many types of collisions, including rollovers, rear impacts, ... be regarded as anything more than a supplement to safety belts, and then only in moderate ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in ... do so. If you have breathing problems but cannot get out of the vehicle after... fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an airbag ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...another crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. {CAUTION: For up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned off and the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles... from doing its job, have it repaired. Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect you in a ... may have to replace the airbag module in the steering wheel, both the airbag module and the instrument panel for the...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... airbags inflate you will also need to replace the driver and front passenger's safety belt retractor assembly. Be sure to do so. Then the.... After a crash you may need to replace the driver and front passenger's safety belt retractor assemblies, even if the frontal airbags have not deployed. The...
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    ✍ NOTES 1-64
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    ......2-35 Luggage Carrier ...2-35 Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover ...2-37 Table ...2-39 Convenience... Content Theft-Deterrent ...2-13 Passlock® ...2-15 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ...2-15 New... Accessory Power (RAP) ...2-17 Starting the Engine ...2-17 Engine Coolant Heater ...2-18 Automatic ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... locks. Key code information can be obtained by your dealer. These code numbers can be used to make new keys. Additional keys that are needed can be made at any retail service facility provided you have the key code information. Store this information in a safe place, but not in your vehicle. 2-2
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... higher, and try again. Check to determine if battery replacement or resynchronization is necessary. See "Battery Replacement" and "... Entry System Operation on page 2-4. If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. • This device may not cause ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... entry transmitter one time to unlock the driver's door. The parking lamps will flash three times ... and interior lamps will come on. The interior lights will stay on for 20 seconds or until the key is... within five seconds to unlock the rest of the doors. The unlock button also disarms the content ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... vehicle. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased through your dealer... go to your dealer. When the dealer matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining..., it is probably time to change the battery. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...seconds while you are near your vehicle. The doors will lock or unlock, depending on their starting position. If they do not, contact your dealer for service. Doors and Locks ... thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not locked. So, wear safety belts properly and lock...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...couple of ways to manually lock or unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use the key in the driver's door.... are closed. Power Door Locks The power door lock switches are located on the driver's and.... K (Unlock): To unlock the doors, press the unlock symbol. Q (Lock): Remove the ignition key and...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... faster than 3 mph (5 km/h). This feature cannot be disabled. Rear Door Security Locks Your vehicle has rear door security locks that prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from the inside. The rear door security locks are located on the inside edge of each rear door. You must open the rear...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... the following: 1. Insert the key into the lock above the rear door security lock label and turn ... power lock switch, or by lifting the rear door manual lock. 2. Open the door from the outside. To cancel the ... outside. 2. Insert the key into the slot next to the rear door security lock label and turn ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...remote keyless entry transmitter twice or use the power door lock switch. To lock the liftgate, press the ... you must drive with the liftgate open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass... outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    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 Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... window while it is lowering, press and release the top of the switch. The window switches for all doors are located on the center console. A window switch for each rear window is located on each rear door. To open a window, press the bottom of the switch. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... this time you can still get back into the vehicle without triggering the alarm. Once the light starts flashing the system is armed. The system will disarm when the unlock button on the transmitter is pressed. Passive Arming: The system will arm itself ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... by a rapid beeping. By pressing the transmitter buttons as indicated above, you can disarm the system before the horn begins to sound and the exterior lights begin to flash. If you hear three horn chirps when you press the unlock button on the transmitter, that means the vehicle's alarm was ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... theft-deterrent system. This light will come on for the theft-deterent system and is located on the instrument panel cluster. ® Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle... not yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... operates some of your electrical accessories. R (RUN): This is the position the switch returns to after you start your engine and .... But even when the engine is not running, you can use RUN to operate your electrical accessories and to display some warning and indicator lights. Notice: Using a ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... will continue to work for up to 10 minutes or until any door is opened. Notice: Repeated attempts to start your engine, ... lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine will not start in any other position - that is a safety feature. To restart when you are already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord rated for at least 15 amps. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as .... To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is located on the driver's side of the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...can roll. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you ... sure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle ... wheels. It is the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle cannot move...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...Ice or Snow on page 4-30. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart when you ... (N) while the engine is running at high speed may damage the transaxle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not running at high speeds when...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...(105 km/h) or you can damage your engine. Notice: Spinning the tires or holding the vehicle ... above 284°F (140°C) or rises rapidly, the Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light will flash. See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light on page 3-31 for more information. When the transaxle overheats ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... pedal down and pull up on the parking brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. To release the parking brake, hold the brake ...the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off before driving. The parking brake lever is ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Shifting Into Park (P) Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out ...{CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move ... set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...ever hold the brake pedal down but still cannot shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the key to LOCK. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the desired drive gear. 5. Have your vehicle fixed as soon as you can. 2-24
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust {CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you cannot see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: • Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. • Your ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...see Towing a Trailer on page 4-38. {CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow ... your vehicle. See the earlier caution under Engine Exhaust on page 2-25. Also, idling in... can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage with the engine running. Another closed-in place can be...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... Automatic Dimming Mirror Operation The automatic dimming mirror function is turned on each time the ignition is started. A light near the on/off button will come on to...Temperature and Compass Display Press the on/off button, located to the far left, to cycle between °F, °C and off....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... cross-country trip, it will also be necessary to adjust for compass variance. To adjust for compass variance do the following: 1. Find your current location and variance zone number on the following zone map. 2. Press the on/off button approximately seven seconds until the word ZONE appears in the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... mirror automatically dims to the proper level to minimize glare at night from lights behind your vehicle. The mirror also has a .... Automatic Dimming Mirror Operation The automatic dimming mirror function is turned on each time the ignition is started. A light near the on/off button will come on to ...
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    Temperature and Compass Display Press the on/off button, located in the center, to cycle between °F, °C and off. If the display reads CAL,... updating the temperature is normal. To adjust for compass variance: 1. Find the current location and variance zone number on the following zone map. 2. Press ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... if one of the following occurs: Outside Power Mirrors The controls for the power mirrors are located on the instrument panel. • If CAL is displayed while driving in the vehicle. • After approximately five seconds, the display does not show a ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... wireless communications, and live advisors to provide you with a wide range of safety, security, information, and convenience services. If your airbags deploy, the...to OnStar® Emergency where we can request emergency services be sent to your location. If you lock your keys in...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... about OnStar® Personal Calling, refer to the OnStar® User's Guide in the vehicle's glove box, visit www.onstar.com or www.onstar.ca, or ... of Airbag Deployment • Emergency Services • Roadside Assistance • Stolen Vehicle Tracking • AccidentAssist • Remote Door Unlock/Vehicle Alert • ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... of the center console. 0: Storage Areas Glove Box To open the glove box, pull the handle to the left and pull the glove box door down until it stops and is fully ...the armrest, pull the tray forward. There are two cupholders located at the rear of the center console. Pull downward on the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    .... Use the lever on the front of the console to open it. There is a removable coinholder and tissue holder inside. The coinholder can be removed by pulling it up from the console. A luggage carrier allows ... or wider than the luggage carrier - like paneling, plywood, a mattress and so forth ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    .... Do not stand on the plastic lower body panel when loading cargo on the luggage carrier. Loading cargo ... gravity higher. Avoid high speeds, sudden starts, sharp turns, sudden braking or abrupt maneuvers. ... siderails and lock the other crossrail above the opening of the rear door to reduce wind noise.
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover Your vehicle may be equipped with an adjustable panel/... following: 1. Insert the front corners of the panel into the lower guides. 2. Slide the panel forward. 3. Press ... in this position. There is a flip panel towards the front of the cargo cover. You may have to...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...place a flat or spare tire in the rear cargo area. 1. Insert the front corners of the panel into the top guides. 2. Slide the panel ...of the panel to lock it in place. This can be used as a cargo cover for the rear area. The panel may be installed either carpet or plastic side up. The panel may also...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    Table To set up the table, do the following: 1. With the adjustable panel in the upper position pull ... onto the liftgate lock striker. Notice: Driving with the panel extended into the table position could .... Your vehicle may have an adjustable panel that also functions as a table. The maximum load ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...-downs are located on the side trim just behind the rear seat and the other two are located on the floor at the rear of the cargo area. To express-open the sunroof glass panel and sunshade, press the switch rearward and release it. Sunroof If ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... Cluster ...3-24 Speedometer and Odometer ...3-25 Trip Odometer ...3-25 Tachometer ...3-25 Safety Belt Reminder Light ...3-26 Airbag Readiness Light ...3-26 ... ...3-37 Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light ...3-37 3-1 Instrument Panel Overview ...3-4 Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-6 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... 3 Instrument Panel Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-79 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-79 Radio Reception ... Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-81 Chime Level Adjustment ...3-81 Gate Ajar Light ...3-37 ...Low Fuel Warning Light ...3-38 Audio System(s) ...3-38 Setting the Time ...3-40 Radio with CD (...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    The main components of your instrument panel are the following: A. Power Mirror Control. See Outside Power Mirrors on page...Lamps on page 3-15. Audio System. See Audio System(s) on page 3-38. Glove Box. See Glove Box on page 2-34. Hood Release. See Hood Release on page 5-11. Tilt Wheel. See Tilt Wheel...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. The hazard warning flasher button is located in the center of the instrument panel. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...Lamps. See Headlamps on page 3-14. The lever to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column. To tilt the wheel, hold the..., move the steering wheel to a comfortable position and pull the lever up firmly to lock the column in place. • 53Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster will also be on. Flash-to-Pass To...turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows ... new blades or blade inserts. See Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement on page 5-45....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... it cools down. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload. The lever on the right side of the steering column operates the windshield wipers. Push up or pull down on the lever to place it in one of the following positions. MIST or 8(Mist): Pull the lever down and release it for a single wiping ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...Window Wiper/Washer The band on the wiper lever with the smaller arrow operates the rear wiper/washer. {CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use ...Z (Rear Wiper): Turn the band with the smaller arrow to this position to turn on the rear wiper. To set for a shorter or longer delay between wipes, turn ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... km/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below ... off until you want to use cruise control. The cruise control buttons are located on the steering wheel. {CAUTION: Cruise control can be dangerous where you ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...off symbol to turn cruise control on. The indicator light on the button will come on. 2. Get to the speed you ...disengages the cruise control. The cruise symbol in the instrument panel cluster will also go out indicating ...+ symbol briefly. This will take you back up to your previously chosen speed and...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... your speed, load, and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you may have to ... cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and do not use cruise control on... Control To end a cruise control session, step lightly on the brake pedal. Stepping on the brake will end the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...the following: Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights The ignition is on, the exterior lamp band is in the automatic position, the transaxle is not in PARK (P), the light sensor determines it is daytime, and the parking brake is released. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... or misty conditions. The button for your fog lamps is located in the instrument panel above the radio. Push the button to turn the fog lamps on or ...See Headlamps on page 3-14. Your vehicle has a light sensor located on top of the instrument panel. Make sure it is not covered, or the headlamps will ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...This feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. The control for this feature is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. ...in this position. AUTO: The lamp will come on when a door is opened. See Entry Lighting on page 3-17. R(On): The lamp will stay ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Entry Lighting If the dome lamp is in the AUTO position, the dome lamp and the cargo ... your vehicle will come on when any door is opened. In addition, the light will come on when the remote keyless ...stay on for 20 seconds or until a door is opened. After the door is opened the light will remain on and...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... not use equipment exceeding maximum amperage rating. Check with your dealer before adding electrical equipment. When adding electrical equipment, be ... power outlets can be used to connect electrical equipment such as a cellular phone or CB radio. The accessory power outlets are located in front of ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... vehicle may have an ashtray and cigarette lighter. Lift the lid to expose the ashtray. To remove the ashtray, lift it up. Lift the lid to expose the cigarette ...Damage from overheating may occur to the lighter or heating element, or a fuse could be blown. Do not hold a cigarette ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... air and odors from entering your vehicle or to help heat or cool the air inside your vehicle more quickly. An indicator light below the symbol will come on in this mode. Operation in... system on or off. When this button is pressed, an indicator light on the button will come on to let you know ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...recirculation mode to dry the air; however, the recirculation light will stay on. For best results, clear all...): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light on the button will come... off the engine. Notice: Do not use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for when to replace the filter. 1. Remove the push pins from the rear of the passenger's side air inlet panel. It is located in the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle. 2. Open the hood. 3. Remove the push pins ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to your warning lights and gages ...you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's...few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You will know how fast you are going, how much fuel you are using, and many other things you will need to drive safely and economically. United States version shown, Canada ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...10 minutes. If this occurs, see your dealer for service. You may wonder what happens if your ... zero and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer ... Trip Odometer Your trip odometer is located on the instrument panel and shows how far your vehicle...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for several seconds to remind people...checks the airbag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the airbag modules...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Light {CAUTION: If the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle, it means the ... right away if the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle. The airbag readiness ...on the ignition. Then it should go out when the engine is started. If the light does not come on ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... If the brake system warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system... ready to warn you if there's a problem. When the ignition is on, the brake light will come on when you set ...released, it means you have a brake problem. The brake light will also come on to indicate a low ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... the anti-lock brake system, the light will come on when your engine is started and may stay on for... vehicle towed for service. If the ABS warning light comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with ... the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. Low Traction Light If your vehicle has... limiting wheel spin. This light should also come on for a few seconds when you start your vehicle... vehicle serviced. • For vehicles equipped with the traction control system and front-wheel drive, this light ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... be damaged, and it might not be covered by your warranty. Never drive with the engine coolant temperature warning light on. This light will also come on when starting your vehicle. If it doesn't, have your vehicle serviced. This light will flash when the transaxle ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... well, your fuel economy may not be as good, and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs ... to produce a cleaner environment. The check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... steps, and see your dealer for service as soon as possible. • Light Flashing - A misfire ... system on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. • Light On Steady - An emission control system... your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. If the Light Is On Steady You may ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... usually be corrected when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light ... designed. You may notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when you put the vehicle ... and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    Oil Pressure Light If you have a low engine oil pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start your engine, or come on ...go out when you turn the ignition to START. If it doesn't come on with the ignition on, you may have a problem with the fuse or bulb. Have it...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    Change Engine Oil Light If this light comes on and stays on for 30 seconds,... will come on briefly when you start the engine. Security Light Your vehicle is equipped with a Passlock®... Passlock® on page 2-15. This light, along with the service engine soon light, will be displayed when a noticeable ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...page 3-8. Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light This light is located on the instrument panel cluster. It comes on whenever the Daytime Running Lamps are on. Fuel Gage When the ignition... should get more soon. See Low Fuel Warning Light on page 3-38 for more information. 3-37
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: • At the service station, the fuel pump shuts ...add fuel the light should go off. If it does not, have your vehicle serviced. ...). Low Fuel Warning Light The light below the fuel gage will come on briefly when you are starting the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... been added. Notice: The chime signals related to safety belts, parking brake, and other ...vehicle operate through the GM radio/entertainment system. If that equipment is replaced or additional equipment ... may not work. Make sure that replacement or additional equipment is compatible with your vehicle ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...off. To synchronize the time with an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System (RDS) information, press... tuning to an RDS broadcast station, it may take a few minutes for the time to update. Radio... stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can do the following: • Seek to stations...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... will appear on the display if the radio cannot determine the vehicle speed or if the engine is not running. To... until AUTO VOL OFF appears on the display. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and in Canada (if available). ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...FOUND will appear on the display and the radio will go back to the last tuned station. To scan preset ...Press SCAN again to stop scanning presets. The radio will only scan stations with a strong signal ...equipped). ADJ (Adjust): Turn this knob to select radio stations. o SEEK p: Press the left or right...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM/FM to select FM1, ..., talk, pop, rock, and classical. To return to the manual mode, press and release the EQ button... Custom appears on the display. You can also manually adjust the bass, midrange, and treble ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...speakers. To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, push and release the balance... knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. To adjust the balance and the fade... seconds. You will hear a beep and the speaker control will be adjusted to the middle position. To adjust...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. MSG (Message):... is tuned to. When a message is not available from a station, NO MESSAGE AVAIL will appear on the display. Radio ... system has locked up. Take the vehicle to the dealer for service. If any error...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...Radio Display Message Not Available Condition The Radio senses that the XM™ system is not present....should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned ... (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...serviced, check with the servicing facility. If tuned to channel 0, this message will alternate with the XM™ Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned... have a fault. Consult with your dealer. Radio ID Radio ID label (channel...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... off with the CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When the ignition or the radio is turned on, the CD will start playing, where it stopped, if it was the last ... inserted, the CD icon will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, TRACK and the track number will appear on the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... remain safely inside the radio for future listening. o SEEK p: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track. If this button is pressed more than... backward through the CD. Press the right arrow to go to the start of the next track. If this button is pressed more than...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... appears on the display, it could be for one of the following reasons: Radio with CD (MP3) • It is very hot. When the temperature returns to...it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Radio Data System (RDS) The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... will appear on the display if the radio cannot determine the vehicle speed or if the engine is not running. To... until AUTO VOL OFF appears on the display. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and in Canada (if available). ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...FOUND will appear on the display and the radio will go back to the last tuned station. To scan preset ...Press SEEK again to stop scanning presets. The radio will only scan stations with a strong signal ...previous or the next station and stay there. The radio will only seek stations with a strong signal ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM/FM to select FM1, ..., talk, pop, rock, and classical. To return to the manual mode, press and release the EQ button... Custom appears on the display. You can also manually adjust the bass, midrange, and treble ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    .... To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, push and release the balance ... knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. To adjust the balance or the fade to the middle.... You will hear one beep and the speaker control will be adjusted to the middle position. To adjust...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... station is tuned to. When a message is not available from a station, NO MESSAGE AVAIL will appear on the display Radio Messages... returned to the dealer for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take your vehicle to the dealer for service. If any error...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...Radio Display Message Not Available Condition The Radio senses that the XM™ system is not present....should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned ... (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...serviced, check with the servicing facility. If tuned to channel 0, this message will alternate with the XM™ Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned... have a fault. Consult with your dealer. Radio ID Radio ID label (channel...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... off with the CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When the ignition or the radio is turned on, the CD will start playing, where it stopped, if it was the last ... inserted, the CD icon will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, TRACK and the track number will appear on the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. Press RDM again to turn off... Press and release the left arrow to go to the start of the current track. If this button is pressed ... Press and release the right arrow to go to the start of the next track. If this button is pressed ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... burn your own MP3 disc on a personal computer: The system can support up to 11 folders in depth, though, keep the depth .... • Files can be recorded with a variety of fixed or variable bit rates. Song title, artist name, and album will be available for display by the radio when recorded using ID3...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    No Folder When the CD contains only compressed files, the files will be located under the root folder. When displaying the name of the folder the radio will display ROOT. When the CD contains only playlists and compressed audio files, but no ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... the RCL knob. If you insert a CD with the radio off and the ignition on, it will start to play. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player, 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 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... button again to turn off random play. RDM OFF will appear on the display. 9 RDM (Random): xc w (Previous/Next Folder): Press the down or the up arrow to go to the first track in the previous or next folder. Pressing this button while in folder random mode will take you to the previous or next ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... SEEK ¨: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the previous track. Press the right arrow to go to the start of the next track. Pressing either arrow for more than two seconds will...playing. The inactive CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening. 9 CD: Press this button ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...• There may have been a problem while burning the CD. Radio Data System (RDS) ...on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can do the following: • Seek to stations ... local and national emergencies • Display messages from radio stations 3-65 • The label may be caught in...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... will appear on the display if the radio cannot determine the vehicle speed or if the engine is not running. To... until AUTO VOL OFF appears on the display. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and in Canada (if available). ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...display. Pressing this button again or any pushbutton on the radio turns the sound back on. DISP (Display):...FOUND will appear on the display and the radio will go back to the last tuned station. To scan preset... SCAN again to stop scanning presets. The radio will only scan stations with a strong signal...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM/FM to select FM1, ..., talk, pop, rock, and classical. To return to the manual mode, press and release the EQ button until TONE Custom appears on the display. Then manually adjust the bass, midrange, and treble ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    .... To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, press and release the balance... knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. To adjust the balance or the fade to the middle..., you will hear one beep and the speaker controls will be adjusted to the middle position. Finding...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... station is tuned to. When a message is not available from a station, NO MESSAGE AVAIL will appear on the display. Radio Messages ... be returned to the dealer for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. Take your vehicle to the dealer for service. If any ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...Radio Display Message Not Available Condition The Radio senses that the XM™ system is not present....should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned ... (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...message is received after having your vehicle serviced, check with your dealer. If tuned to channel 0, this message will alternate with the XM™ Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... off, with a CD in the player, 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...inserted, the CD icon will appear on the CD. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. The CD player ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... removed the CD will eject part way from the radio and REMOVE CD # will flash with the single CD ...removed the CD will eject part way from the radio and REMOVE CD # will flash with the single CD ...radio will pull it back in. After the CD is removed the radio will repeat the previous actions until all ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    Playing a Specific Loaded CD For every CD loaded, a number will appear on the display. To play a specific CD, press the numbered pushbutton that corresponds to the CD you want to play. A small bar will appear under the CD number that is playing, and the track number will appear. If an error ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...section. AM/FM: Press this button to play the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD(s) will remain .... The inactive CD will remain safely inside the radio for future listening. • To play the tracks on the CD.... o SEEK p: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... list feature, perform the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on and load it with at least one CD. ... and then use the SEEK left arrow to locate the track to be saved. The track will begin to play. ... has been deleted, the remaining tracks are moved up the list. When another track is added to the song ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD... or if an error cannot be corrected, contact your dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-78
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... is designed to discourage theft of your vehicle’s radio. The feature works automatically by learning a portion ... go on to the next track. Press either up or down arrow again to stop scanning... the following: x w: Press the up or the down arrow to go to the next or to the previous radio station and...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... static, unplug the item from the accessory power outlet. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous United ... and clean it. Make sure the wiping process starts from the center to the edge. Do not touch ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... mast is badly bent, replace it. Check occasionally to make sure the mast is still tightened to the front quarter panel. Chime Level ... example of the new volume selected. Removing the radio and not replacing it with a factory radio or chime module will disable vehicle chimes. XM™ Satellite Radio ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ✍ NOTES 3-82
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle City Driving ...4-20 Freeway Driving ...4-21 Before Leaving on a Long Trip ...4-22 Highway Hypnosis ...4-23 Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-24 Winter Driving ...4-26 If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow ...4-30 Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out ...4-31 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... 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 1-12. {CAUTION: Defensive driving really ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... alcohol. There are good medical, psychological, and developmental reasons for these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if people do? How much is "too much" ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    According to the American Medical Association, a 180 lb (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4 ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...times greater! The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I will be careful" is not the right answer. What if there is an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Braking See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-28. Braking action involves ... may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes will wear out much... and longer brake life. If your engine ever stops while you are driving, ... get harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... system that will help prevent a braking skid. If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, this warning light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start your vehicle. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... make the most of available tire and road conditions. This can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard. Remember: Anti-lock does not... anti-lock brakes, your first reaction - to hit the brake pedal hard and hold it down - may be the wrong thing to do. Your...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... to lose traction. When this happens, the system reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. This light will come on when your traction control system is limiting wheel spin.... traction control system automatically comes on whenever you start your vehicle. To limit wheel spin, especially ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... engagement noise during hard use but this is normal. This light will come on when engine torque is reduced ...press the button, the traction control off light will appear on the instrument panel cluster. The system will not ...any time by pressing the button again. If the light does not come on, you may ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... will come on to indicate no protection capability. If this light comes on, take your vehicle in for service. Steering Tips It is important to take ... can demand too much of those places. You can lose control. Steering Electric Power Steering If the engine stalls while you are driving, the power ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time. But sometimes ...on page 4-6. It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. 4-12
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. But you have to act ... to practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. If the level of the shoulder is only ... of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...reasonable distance. • When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane ...to pass, you will have a running start that more than makes up for the distance you would lose ... mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and start your left lane change signal before...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your vehicle may... lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. • If you are being passed, make ... little to the right. Loss of Control Let us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... water, snow, ice, gravel, or other material is on the road. For safety, you will want to slow down and adjust your ... higher speed roads. Your vehicle's headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. ...-old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... of the glass can build up a film caused by dust. Dirty glass makes lights dazzle and flash ... of your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that the headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in ... to go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may get ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... washer fluid reservoir filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they ... streaking or missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Driving too fast ...car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your ... • Turn on your low-beam headlamps - not just your parking lamps - to help make you more visible to others. • Besides slowing down, allow ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    City Driving Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving: • Know the best way to... busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, ... cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    Freeway Driving The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the ... you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it is slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...you are ready. Try to be well rested. If you must start when you are not fresh - such as after a day's work ..., it 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 GM dealerships all across North America. They ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...? Are the lenses clean? • Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for long-distance driving?...the road into a rest, service, or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. 4-23
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    ... also the brakes, tires, cooling system, and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. {CAUTION: If you do not shift down, your brakes could ... none going down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. Driving on steep hills or ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...alert. There could be something in your lane, like a stalled car or an accident. • You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing ...shift down to a lower gear. The lower gears help cool your engine and transaxle, and you ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet, or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle. Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... Wet ice. Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You ... page 4-7. ABS improves your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Whether you have ABS or not,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... have ABS, if you brake so hard that your wheels stop rolling, you ...might be fine until you hit a spot that is covered with ice. On an otherwise clear road, ice .... Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your ... you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike through ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...the vehicle that is away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as ... later on with your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... not want to spin your wheels too fast. The method known as rocking can help you get out when you are stuck, but you must use caution. ... And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you are stuck, spin the wheels as...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...cation label. {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...cation/Tire label. It tells you the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front and rear axles. See "Certification/Tire ...the label attached below the door lock post (striker). Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit 1. Locate the statement ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ..., 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 for ... a Trailer on page 4-38 for important information on towing a trailer, towing safety rules, and trailering tips. Item A B C Example 1...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Example 2 Item A B C Description Maximum 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 Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 3 = ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... you the maximum weights for the front and rear axles, called the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). To find out the actual loads on your front and rear axles, you need... Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts on...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    .... Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See ... (towing your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device known as a "dolly"). With the proper preparation and equipment, many vehicles ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... vehicle, do the following: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a clamping device designed for towing. 5. Release the parking brake. Notice: Towing an all-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... costly repairs that would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the instructions in this section and check... time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules. Many of these are important for your safety and that of your passengers. So please read this section carefully before you pull...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ..., do not drive 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 heavier ...Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 • Weight of the trailer • Weight of the trailer ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total or gross weight of your vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... of the trailer to help prevent the tongue from contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or ...your exhaust can get into your vehicle. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-25. Dirt and water can,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...cause unconsciousness or death. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-25. To maximize your safety when towing a trailer: •.... Before you start, check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical... mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the...or stop. When towing a trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on ...speed and shift to a lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... oil, belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If you are trailering, it is a good idea to review these sections before you start your trip. Check periodically to see that all...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...32 Battery ...5-34 Jump Starting ...5-34 All-Wheel Drive ...5-40 Bulb Replacement ...5-42 Halogen ..., Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps ...5-43 Replacement Bulbs ...5-44 Windshield Wiper... Tire Balance ...5-59 Wheel Replacement ...5-60 Tire Chains ...5-61 5-1 Service ...5-3 Accessories and Modi�.
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-82 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-82 Electrical System ...5-83 Add-On Electrical ... ...5-75 Leather ...5-76 Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces ...5-76 Care of Safety Belts ...5-77 Weatherstrips ...5-77 Washing Your Vehicle ...5-77 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you will ...they can affect your vehicle's performance and safety, including such things as, braking, stability, ride... Accessories, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts, and tools before you attempt ... service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ... manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... knocking noise when you drive, commonly referred to as spark knock. If this occurs, use a gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher as soon as possible. If you are using gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. Adding ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... in the United States are now required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing ..., your GM dealer has additives that will help correct and prevent most deposit-related problems. Gasolines containing oxygenates, such as ethers and ethanol, and ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... General Motors recommends against the use of such gasolines. Fuels containing MMT can reduce the life of spark plugs and the performance of the emission control system may be...If this occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... cause bad injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. Do ... tethered fuel cap is located behind a hinged fuel door on the passenger's side of the vehicle. To remove the fuel cap, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See Washing Your Vehicle on page 5-77. When replacing the fuel cap, turn it clockwise until it clicks. Make ... 3-32. {CAUTION: If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. Shut off the flow...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... is complete. • Do not smoke while pumping gasoline. {CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine ... and tools away from any underhood electric fan. {CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 1. Pull the handle with this symbol on it. It is located inside the vehicle, to the left of the steering column. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and move the secondary hood release lever to the right. 3. Lift the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood you will see the following: 5-12
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...D. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brakes on page 5-32. E. Engine Compartment Fuse Block. See Fuses ...F. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See Jump Starting on page 5-34. G. Engine Coolant Surge Tank. See...a yellow loop. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil dipstick. 1....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. If the oil is ... kind. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities ...-hatched area that shows the proper operating range, the engine could be damaged. SAE 5W-30 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    .... 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 Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... oil or an SAE 0W-30 oil. Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low ...been diminished, it will indicate that an oil change is necessary. A change engine oil light will come on. Change your oil as soon as possible within the next 600 miles (1 000 km)....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... you change your oil prior to a change engine oil light being turned on, reset the system. 1. Turn the ... three times within five seconds. The change engine oil light will flash while the system is resetting. 3. .... If the change engine oil light comes back on and stays on when you start your vehicle,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. To inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter, do the following: 1. Turn off the engine. When ... air cleaner/filter at the Maintenance II intervals and replace it at the first oil change after each 50,000...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    3. Disconnect the crank case ventilation tube. 4. Loosen the screws on the clamps holding the air outlet duct in place. Do not pry the clamps off. 5. Remove the air outlet duct. 5-19
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...are driving. 6. Undo the clamps on the filter cover. To remove the cover, pull up on the front and then pull the cover out. 7. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter. Wipe all dust from inside of the housing and inspect the air...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-23. A .... Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as they should. ... other than DEX-COOL® may cause premature engine, heater core, or radiator corrosion. In addition, the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... 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 ... be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. 5-22 Checking ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. When replacing the pressure cap, make sure it is hand-tight and fully seated. Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage on your vehicle's instrument panel. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gage on page 3-31. 5-23
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... you badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam ... Engine An overheat warning can indicate a serious problem. 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 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... Engine Protection Operating Mode" later in this section. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode This emergency operating mode allows your vehicle to be driven ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... lift the hood, here is what you will see: {CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is... at the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump, or somewhere else in the cooling system. A. Electric Engine Cooling Fans B. Coolant...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    {CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Do .... If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling fans are running. If... other than DEX-COOL® may cause premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion. In addition, the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... vehicle has a specific coolant fill procedure. Failure to follow this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged. If you have not found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is visible in the surge tank. If coolant is ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL® coolant. Notice: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. {CAUTION: You can be burned ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    .... 4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch ... tank until the level reaches the COLD FILL line. 5. Then replace the pressure cap. Be sure the pressure cap is hand-tight. 5-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...Use When you need windshield or rear window washer fluid be sure to read the instructions before use. If ... It can damage your washer system and paint. Adding Windshield Washer Fluid Open the cap...fluid until the tank is full. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. 5-31
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the reservoir. You should add or remove brake fluid, as ...your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... brake drums should be removed and inspected each time the tires are removed for rotation or changing. When you have the front brake pads replaced, have the rear brakes inspected, too. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... original battery's label. We recommend an ACDelco® replacement battery. For battery replacement, see your dealer or the service manual. To purchase a service manual,... to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...You would not be able to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems. To ... Notice: If you leave your radio or other accessories on during the jump starting procedure, they could be.... Always turn off your radio and other accessories when jump starting your vehicle. 3. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on the location of the remote positive (+) terminal and the engine oil dipstick. {CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    .... Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You... and get medical help immediately. {CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure ...not connect the negative (−) cable to the negative (−) terminal on the dead battery because this can cause sparks. 5-37
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, and the chance of sparks getting back to the ... tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... with the good battery. 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. 5. Return the fuse block cover to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (−) Terminal B. Good ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... should be on a level surface. If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, you'll need to add some lubricant. Add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear Drive Module) When to Check and Change Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to ...enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. How to Check Lubricant...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps To replace one of these bulbs, do the following: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on... sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 2. Remove the three headlamp assembly attachment screws. 3. Pull ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    7. Connect the electrical connector. 8. Reverse Steps 1 through 4 to reinstall the headlamp assembly. When reinstalling the three headlamp screws, do not... the wiring harness. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the headlamp assembly. 5. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...it clockwise to secure. 8. Reverse Steps 1 through 3 to reinstall the taillamp assembly. When reinstalling the screws, do not overtighten. Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamp Back-Up, Rear Turn Signal, Stoplamp and Taillamp Front and Rear Sidemarker ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...be inspected for wear or cracking. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement To replace the rear window wiper blade, do the following: 1. ... the release clip, located at the connecting point of the blade and the arm. Then, pull the blade assembly down toward... or if your tires have been damaged, replace them. Tires Your new vehicle comes with...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... GM's TPC specifications meet or exceed all federal safety guidelines. (C) DOT (Department of Transportation): The Department of Transportation (DOT... that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. (D) Tire Identification Number (TIN): The...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary ... height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire .... GM's TPC specifications meet or exceed all federal safety guidelines. 5-48
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... from sidewall to sidewall. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load range and speed rating of the tire. The load index represents the load carry capacity... The load index can range from 1 to 279. The speed rating is the maximum speed a tire is certified to carry...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) motor vehicle safety standards. The DOT code includes the Tire Identi�. date of production. GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, see Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-...4-31. GAWR RR: Gross Axle Weight Rating for the rear axle, see Loading Your ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...molded onto the sidewall. Maximum Load Rating: The load rating for a tire at the maximum permissible infl...laid at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which... between the tread and the bead. Speed Rating: An alphanumeric code assigned to a tire indicating...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...Standards): A tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire's traction, temperature, and treadwear.... manufacturers using government testing procedures. The ratings are molded into the sidewall of the tire. See ... by 150 lbs (68 kg) plus the rated cargo load. See Loading Your...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... vehicle's center pillar (B-pillar), below the driver's door latch. This label shows your vehicle's ... label, is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle's maximum load carrying capacity. ... valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-55 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-60 for more information. The purpose of regular rotation is to achieve...tire rotation. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire and Loading Information label. Make ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an ...split. • The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that cannot be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. 5-55
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    ...Specification (TPC spec) system rating. If you need replacement tires, GM strongly recommends that you get tires with the same TPC Spec rating. This way, your vehicle will continue to have tires ...are designed to give the same performance and vehicle safety, during normal use, as the original tires. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... the wheels on your vehicle. If you must replace your vehicle's tires with those that do not have ... sure they are the same size, load range, speed rating, and construction type (radial and bias-... may not provide an acceptable level of performance and safety if tires not recommended for those wheels ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...: Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under ... by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which grades tires by treadwear, ..., they must also conform to federal safety requirements and additional General Motors ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. Warning: ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ..., wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. {CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel nuts on your vehicle can be... 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, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    Used Replacement Wheels Tire Chains {CAUTION: Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is ...suddenly and cause a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment .... Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear blowout, particularly on a curve, acts much ... you would use in a skid. In any rear blowout remove your foot from the accelerator pedal....do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without the appropriate safety equipment and training. The jack provided ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    .... Find a level place to change your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake... Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine and do not restart while ... vehicle has a flat tire, use the following example as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... cargo area. You may need to remove the rear compartment storage panel/cover and/or the table to access the load floor. See Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover on page 2-37 and Table ... wheel wrench, which are located on the driver's side of the rear cargo area, behind an access door. Pull out ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... Tire You must take off the wheel cover or hubcap, if equipped, to reach the wheel bolts... wheel wrench counterclockwise. Do not try to remove plastic caps from the cover or center cap. ...out the socket portion of the wrench from the handle. 2. Pull the cover or center cap away from the wheel. 3. Use ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... is in the correct position or you may damage your vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. 6. Find the arrow on the plastic lower body panel. Position the jack head under the metal jacking flange and not the plastic lower body ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...not lift the vehicle using the plastic lower body panel. 7. Put the compact spare tire near you. {CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the ... could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. 5-67
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... vehicle and even make the vehicle fall. To help avoid personal injury and vehicle ... sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. {CAUTION: Lifting ...do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without the appropriate safety equipment and training. The jack provided ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    9. Remove all of the wheel nuts. {CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, ... and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel ...to get all the rust or dirt off. 11. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    12. Place the compact spare tire on the wheel-mounting surface. {CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 13. Reinstall the wheel nuts. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original ... firmly with the wheel wrench. When reinstalling the full plastic covers or center caps on the full-size tire, ...fit. Store the wheel cover in the cargo area until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. 5-71
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools 3. Install the jack in the left side panel of cargo area and secure with the wing bolt. {CAUTION: Storing a jack.... 2. Use the hook and loop fastener straps to secure the bag to the jack. 4. Remove the wheel stow rod from the left side of the floor compartment. 5. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    6. Replace the rear compartment storage panel/cover and/or table load floor over the wheel... and tighten. The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. Of course, it is best to replace the spare with a full-size tire as soon as ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... concentrated in your vehicle's breathing space. Before using cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning your vehicle's ... adequate ventilation by opening your vehicle's doors and windows. Dust may be removed from small buttons and knobs ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... solvents such as naptha, alcohol, etc. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with water or club soda. 2. Wring the cloth to remove excess moisture. 3. Start on the outside edge of the soil and gently rub toward the center. Continue cleaning, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... clean leather. Never use spot lifters or spot removers on leather. Many commercial leather cleaners and ...Never use shoe polish on your leather. Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces A ... products may increase gloss on your instrument panel. The increase in gloss may cause annoying refl...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. Washing Your Vehicle The paint finish on...enter the vehicle. {CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken ... might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... polishing of the vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. GM-approved cleaning ...basecoat/clearcoat" paint finish. The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat....their toll over a period of years. To help keep the paint finish looking new, keep ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. Notice: Using chrome ... wheels only. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of the vehicle. Do not use ... damage the surface of the wheel(s). The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use only GM-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement parts will provide the corrosion protection while maintaining the warranty. Chemical Paint... damage can be corrected in your GM dealer's body and paint shop. 5-80...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... Removes swirl marks, fine scratches, and other light surface contamination. Removes light scratches and protects finish. Cleans, shines,...one step. No wiping necessary. Medium foaming shampoo. Cleans and lightly waxes. Biodegradable and phosphate free. Quickly removes spots and stains from carpets,...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...cation Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You will find this label on the inside of the glove box. It is very helpful if you...in the VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your vehicle’s engine, specifications, and replacement parts. 5-82
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... from short circuits by fuses. This greatly reduces the chance of circuit overload and fire caused by electrical problems. There are two fuse blocks - the underhood fuse block,... stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. 5-83
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... AIRBAG BCM/ISRVM The instrument panel fuse block is located on the passenger's side of the center console, to the left of the glove box near the floor. TURN HTD SEATS BCM/HVAC HZRD RADIO Cruise Control System Electric Power Steering Switches, Instrument Panel Cluster PRNDL/Powertrain Body ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Fuses Usage Engine Compartment Fuse Block LOCK/MIRROR Door Lock, Power Mirror PARK BCM/CLSTR INT LTS/ ONSTAR® ... LAMP Parking Lamps Body Control Module, Instrument Panel Cluster Interior Lights/OnStar® Door Locks Usage Parking Lamps Relay Heating, Ventilation and Air...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... Electronic Throttle Control Power Windows Air Conditioning Clutch Emissions Engine Ignition Cigarette Lighter Driver's Side Headlamp Cooling Fan High ... Fuel Injectors Powertrain Fuel Pump Air Conditioning Diode Trailer Lighting Brake System Passenger's Side Headlamp Horn Back-up Lamps 5-86
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... WIPER PWR WDW COOL FAN HI Engine Relay Heated Seats Battery Usage ... Relay Fuel Pump Relay Starter Relay Rear Window Defogger Relay Fog Lamp ...-lock Brake System Cooling Fan Low Rear Window Defogger Anti-lock Brake ... Usage A/C CLUTCH Circuit Breaker POWER SEATS Rear Window Wiper Relay Front Window ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ..., be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. Engine Specifications Engine 3.4L V6 VIN Code F Transaxle Automatic Spark Plug Gap 0.060 inches (1.52 mm) 5-88
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-8 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At Least ... a Year ...6-9 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-11 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-13 Maintenance Record ...6-14 Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Introduction ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... vary. You may need more frequent checks and replacements. So please read the following and note how you ...dealer. Maintenance Requirements Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts, and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... and what you can easily do to help keep your vehicle in good condition. The proper replacement parts, fluids, and ...on page 6-11 and Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13. When your vehicle is serviced, make sure these are used. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    Scheduled Maintenance When the change engine oil message comes on, it means that service is required for your ...not indicate that vehicle service is necessary for over a year. However, your engine oil and ... resetting the system. When the change engine oil message appears, certain services, checks, and...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... life system. See Engine Oil Life System on page 5-16. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for ... engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page... fluid level and add fluid as needed. Replace passenger compartment air filter. See footnote (g)....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... 5-18. Change automatic transaxle fluid (severe service). See footnote (h). Change automatic transaxle fluid (normal service). Replace spark plugs and inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. Engine cooling system service (or every five years, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... damaged or that streak or miss areas of the windshield. (e) Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, ... its job, have it repaired. Have any torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken airbag coverings, and have them repaired or ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... for fraying, excessive cracks, or obvious damage. Replace belt if necessary. Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability, and emission control performance of your vehicle....
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ..., you or others could be injured. 1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the... should start only in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the vehicle starts in any other position, contact your GM ...high mileage highway drivers prior to the Engine Oil Life System service notification. Check the ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ..., you or others could be injured. 1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the..., turn the ignition to RUN, but do not start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try...of PARK (P), contact your GM Goodwrench® dealer for service. • The ignition should turn to LOCK only when ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the ... brake. Contact your GM Goodwrench® dealer if service is required. Engine Oil Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...(GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474). Usage Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor, ... Transaxle Key Lock Cylinders Carrier Assembly - Differential (Rear Drive Module) and Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) Hood and Door Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube Hinges, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... from your dealer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Element Replacement Battery Spark Plugs Windshield Wiper Blades Driver's Side - 24 inches (60.0 cm) Passenger's Side - 19 inches (47...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...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 Services on page 6-8 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-15
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... Defects ...7-14 Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government ...7-14 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7-15 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-15 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-15 Customer Assistance and ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-762... Dealership name and location. • Vehicle delivery date and present mileage. When contacting Pontiac, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    STEP THREE: Both General Motors and your dealer are committed to making sure you are completely satisfied with your new vehicle. However, if you continue to remain unsatisfied after following the procedure outlined in Steps One and Two, you should file with the BBB Auto Line Program to enforce ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available at its Customer ... and maintenance schedule. Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to call the toll-free ..., if a customer wishes to write or e-mail Pontiac, refer to the addresses below. • Find GM ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    United States - Customer Assistance Pontiac Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 www.Pontiac.com 1-800-762-2737 or 1-800-833-7668 (For Text ... Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 1-800-263-3777 (English) 1-800-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... Program 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 ... if you are unable to gain entry into your vehicle. Delivery of the replacement key ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    .... Remember, we are only a phone call 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 ... coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Pontiac reserves the right to make any changes or...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... into the service department immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your dealership, let them know this, and ask for instructions. If the dealer requests that...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... will be limited to a maximum amount per day and must be supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete a rental agreement and ... available only at participating dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact your dealer ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ..., such as data related to engine speed, brake application, throttle position, vehicle speed, safety belt usage, airbag readiness, airbag performance, and ... to improve crash performance of future vehicles and driving safety. Unlike the data recorders on many airplanes, these on-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...diminish your vehicle's resale value, and safety performance can be compromised in subsequent collisions....your vehicle's originally designed appearance and safety performance, however, the history of these parts ..., durability and safety are preserved. The use of Genuine GM parts can help maintain ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine Manufacturer replacement parts. Read your lease carefully,... its position puts you in danger or you are instructed to move it by a police officer. • Give only ... frame of mind, or anything unrelated to the accident. This will help guard against post-accident legal...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...are driveable. • If your vehicle cannot be driven, know where the towing service will be taking it. Get a card from the tow truck operator or write down the driver's name, the service's name, and the phone number. • Remove any valuables from your vehicle before it is towed away. ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors... and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and ... NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis ... you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-762-2737, or write: Pontiac Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 Transmission, ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle. In Canada, information...www.helminc.com Or you can write to: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 Prices are ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...4-7 Anti-Lock Brake, System Warning Light ...3-29 Appearance Care Aluminum Wheels ...Care of Safety Belts ...Chemical Paint Spotting ...Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses ...Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle ......
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...and Specifications ...5-88 Carbon Monoxide ...2-10, 2-25, 4-26, 4-38 Care of Safety Belts ...5-77 Your CD Player ...3-81 Your CDs ...3-80 ... ...2-35 Chains, Tire ...5-61 Check Engine Light ...3-32 Checking Things Under the Hood ...5-10 Chemical Paint Spotting ...5-80 Child Restraints Child Restraint ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...22 3-22 Collision Damage Repair ...7-11 Comfort Guides, Rear Safety Belt ...1-27 Compact Spare Tire ...5-73 Content Theft-Deterrent ...2-13 ... Government ...7-15 Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government ...7-14 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Service Publications ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... Door Locks ...2-7 Programmable Automatic Door Unlock ...2-8 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-8 Driver Position, Safety Belt ...1-18 Seat Height ... Mode ...Overheating ...Reduced Power Light ...Starting ...Entry Lighting ...Event Data Recorders (EDR) ...Extender, Safety Belt ...5-83 5-85 5-83 5-84 5-83 ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...37 Gasoline Octane ...5-5 Gasoline Specifications ...5-5 Low Warning Light ...3-38 Fuses Engine Compartment Fuse Block ...Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...Instrument Panel Fuse ... Gasoline Octane ...5-5 Specifications ...5-5 Gate Ajar Light ...3-37 Glove Box ...2-34 GM Mobility Reimbursement ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...Driver Seat ...1-3 Highbeam On Light ...3-37 Highway Hypnosis ...4-23 Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-24 Hood Checking Things Under ...5-10 Release ...5-11 Horn ...3-6 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-17 Instrument Panel (I/P) Brightness ...3-16 Cluster ...3-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... Indicator ...3-32 Oil Pressure ...3-35 Reduced Engine Power ...3-36 Safety Belt Reminder ...3-26 Security ...3-36 TCS Warning Light ...3-30 Traction ...14 Maintenance Requirements ...6-2 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-13 Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 Recommended Fluids and ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... Passlock® ...2-15 Power ...1-3 Accessory Outlet(s) ...3-18 Door Locks ...2-7 Electrical System ...5-83 Reduced Engine Light ...3-36 Retained Accessory (RAP) ...2-17 Windows ...2-12 Pretensioners, Safety Belt ...1-29 Programmable Automatic Door Unlock ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ......3-40 Theft-Deterrent ...3-79 Understanding Reception ...3-80 Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover ...2-37 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-8 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ...1-27 Rear Seat Passengers, Safety Belts ...1-25 Rear ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    Safety Belts (cont.) Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ...1-17 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ...1-27 Rear Seat Passengers ...1-25 Right Front Passenger Position ...1-25 Safety Belt Extender ...1-30 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ...1-...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps ...5-43 TCS Warning Light ...3-30 Theft-Deterrent, Radio ...3-79 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...2-13 Content... ...5-58 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-59 Wheel Replacement ...5-60 When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-55 Towing Recreational Vehicle ...
  • 2006 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... ...5-31 Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-45 Wiper Blades, Cleaning ...5-78 Wiper Fuses ...5-83 Wipers ... Driving ...4-26 X XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-81 W Warning Lights, Gages and ... Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-6 Other Warning Devices ...3-6 Safety and Symbols ...iii Vehicle Damage ...iv...



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