2009 Pontiac Torrent Owner's Manual

2009 Pontiac Torrent Manual

2009 Pontiac Torrent manual table of contents:

  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2009 Pontiac Torrent Owner Manual Seats and Restraint System ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-10 Safety Belts ...1-12 Child Restraints ...1-31 Airbag System ...1-55 Restraint System Check ...1-70 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-10 Windows ...2-14 Theft-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ...from your dealer/retailer or from: GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem, and the name TORRENT are registered trademarks of General... For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name "General Motors of Canada Limited" for Pontiac Division wherever it...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... hazard. Read these cautions. M : This symbol is shown when you need to see your owner manual for additional instructions or information. *: This symbol is shown when you need to see a service manual for additional instructions or information. iii
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... Fuses Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer i: 9: #: !: g: $: Airbag Readiness Light Air Conditioning Antilock Brake System (... System Child Restraints Malfunction Indicator Lamp Oil Pressure Power Remote Vehicle Start Safety Belt Reminders Tire Pressure Monitor Traction Control Windshield Washer Fluid...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...¬‚ates? ...1-62 Passenger Sensing System ...1-63 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-68 Adding Equipment to Your ... the Restraint Systems ...1-70 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-71 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Seats ...1-2 Seat Height Adjuster ...1-3 Power Seat ...1-3 Manual ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    Front Seats Manual Seats If the vehicle has a manual seat, it can be moved forward or rearward. 1. Lift the bar to unlock the seat. 2. .... { CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    Seat Height Adjuster Power Seat To manually raise or lower the seat, move the lever repeatedly upward or downward. To adjust the seat: • Slide the control forward or rearward to move the seat forward or rearward. • Move the front and rear of the control up or down to raise or lower the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Manual Lumbar On vehicles with this feature, the knob is located on the front of the driver seat lower cushion on the inboard side. .... Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the lumbar support. The ignition must be on for the heated seats to operate. Press the switch, ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Manual Reclining Seatbacks { CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    { CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when the vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even when buckled up, the safety belts cannot do their job when reclined like this. The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    Head Restraints Pull the head restraint up to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the restraint down. Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint is at the same height as the top of the occupant's head. This ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ..., such as skis, be sure any such cargo is not near an airbag. In a crash, an inflating airbag ... even death. Secure objects away from the area in which an airbag would inflate. For more information, see Where Are the Airbags? on page 1-58 and Loading the Vehicle on page 4-20. { CAUTION: Things you ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked in place. The recliner lever is also used to recline the seatback while a passenger is seated. See Manual Reclining Seatbacks on page 1-5. 4. Continue to fold the seat forward until it locks in the folded position. 5. Pull up on the seatback to be sure...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Rear Seats { CAUTION: Split Folding Rear Seat The rear split bench seatbacks have three available positions - folded forward, upright, or partially reclined. Both of the seatbacks can be moved to any of the three positions independent of the other seatback position. The rear bench seat can also ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    To recline the seatback, do the following: 1. Lift and hold the lever located on top of the seatback. 2. Tilt the seatback rearward, then release the lever when the seatback is in the desired position. To slide the entire seat forward or rearward, do the following: 1. Lift and hold the release bar ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Safety Belts { CAUTION: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This section of the manual describes how to use safety belts properly. It also describes some things not to do with safety belts. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    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. 1-13
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    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... 1-14
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    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. 1-15
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... safety belt, even if you are upside down. Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why should I have to wear safety belts? A: Airbags are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Whether or not an airbag is provided, all occupants still have to buckle up to get the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This section is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and infants. If a child will be riding in the vehicle, see Older Children on page 1-31 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    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 snugly against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give as much ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Q: What is wrong with this? { CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your lap belt is too loose. In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force on your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The lap belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Q: 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 on the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    Q: What is wrong with this? { CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied on the abdomen, not on the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    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 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Q: What is wrong with this? { CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, you would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. Your body could move too far forward increasing the chance of head and neck injury. You might also slide under the lap ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Q: What is wrong with this? { CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer/retailer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...All seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly. 1. Adjust the seat...right for you. See "Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment" later in this section for instructions on use and important safety information. 1-25
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... slide the latch plate up the safety belt webbing when the safety belt is not in use. The latch plate should rest on the stitching on the safety belt, near the guide loop. Before a door is closed, be sure the safety belt is out of the way. If a door is slammed against a safety belt, damage can occur...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...If the pretensioners activate in a crash, they will need to be replaced, and probably other new parts for the vehicle's safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash... adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide positions the belt away from the neck and...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...is one guide for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. Here is how to install a comfort guide to the safety belt: 1. Remove the guide from its storage ...lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 2. Place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    .... Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that the safety belt can be removed from the guide. Slide the guide back onto its storage clip located on the seatback. 1-29
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... designed for adults. Never use it for securing child seats. To wear it, attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Child Restraints Older Children The manufacturer's instructions that come with the booster seat state the weight ... try using the rear safety belt comfort guide. See "Rear Safety Belt Comfort .... • Can proper safety belt fit be maintained for the length Older children who have outgrown booster ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? A: An older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the hips, just touching the top of the thighs. ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    { CAUTION: Never do this. Never allow a child to wear the safety belt with the shoulder belt behind their back. A child can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, the child would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. The child could move too far forward ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    .... Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety ... never allow children to play with the safety belts. Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts offer ... young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag 1-34
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ..., always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. { CAUTION: Never do this. Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat. Secure a rear-facing child ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    .... Infants should always be secured in rear-facing child restraints. A: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle's owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Child Restraint Systems { CAUTION: A young child's hip bones are still so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle up around the child's abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force on a body area that is ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    A forward-facing child seat (B) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness. A booster seat (C-D) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. 1-38
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ..., following the instructions that came with that child restraint and the instructions in this manual. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be... on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...the rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag deploys. CAUTION: (Continued) inflating airbag.... injured or killed if the right front passenger airbag inflates and the passenger seat is ... injured or killed if the right front passenger airbag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...rear-facing child restraints not be transported in your vehicle, even if the airbag is off. Wherever you install a child restraint, be sure to... 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 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. When installing a child restraint with a top tether, you must also use either the lower anchors or the safety belts to...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    Lower Anchors Top Tether Anchor Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating position that will accommodate a child restraint with lower attachments (B). A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle. A ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... top tether being attached. Others require the top tether always to be attached. In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top ..., and that the tether be attached. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If the child restraint does not have a...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... child restraint in a position without a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top tether must be attached. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with the child restraint and the instructions in this manual. { CAUTION: Do not attach more than one child restraint to a single anchor. Attaching more than one child restraint to...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... 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 desired seating position. 1.2. Put the child restraint on the seat. 1.3. Attach and tighten ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    2.3. Route, attach and tighten the top tether according to your child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you are using does not have a headrest or head restraint and you are using a single tether, route the tether over the seatback. If the position you are using ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored. In Canada, the law ... belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    3. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Position the release button on the buckle so that the safety belt could be quickly unbuckled if necessary. 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-50
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    6. If the child restraint has a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions regarding the use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-42 for more information. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag deploys. { CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child... injured or killed if the right front passenger airbag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-...restraint would be very close to the inflating airbag. A child in a forward-facing child restraint ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored. In Canada, the law ... frontal airbag, the off indicator on the passenger airbag status indicator should light and stay lit when you start the vehicle. See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 6. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor. When installing a ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...tether is attached to a top tether anchor, disconnect it. Airbag System Your vehicle has the following... directly behind the driver. • A roof-rail airbag for the right front passenger and the passenger... front passenger. With roof-rail airbags, the word AIRBAG will appear along the headliner or trim...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    .... Secure objects away from the area in which an airbag would inflate. For more information,... belts, but do not replace them. Also, airbags are not designed to deploy... of hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it. Airbags are "supplemental restraints" to the safety belts. Everyone...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... panel cluster, which 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 page 3-28 for more information. 1-57
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    Where Are the Airbags? The right front passenger's airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-58
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... the steering wheel hub or on or near any other airbag covering. Never secure anything to the roof of ...you do, the path of an inflating roof-rail airbag will be blocked. Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar If your vehicle has roof-rail airbags for the driver, right front passenger, and second ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...used to predict how severe a crash is likely to be in time for the airbags to inflate and help restrain .... • If the vehicle hits a stationary object, the airbags could inflate at a different crash .... • If the vehicle hits an object that deforms, the airbags could inflate at a different crash ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ..., or rear impacts. Both roof-rail airbags will deploy when either side of the vehicle is struck ... hardware are all part of the airbag module. Frontal airbag modules are located inside the steering... panel. For vehicles with roof-rail airbags, there are airbag modules in the ceiling of the vehicle, near...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... time after they deploy. Some components of the airbag module may be hot for several minutes. For location of the airbag modules, see What Makes an Airbag Inflate? on page 1-61. The parts of ...a door. If you experience breathing problems following an airbag deployment, you should seek medical...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... system will not be there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for the vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • The vehicle has a crash sensing and ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag deploys. { CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child... injured or killed if the right front passenger airbag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-...restraint would be very close to the inflating airbag. A child in a forward-facing child restraint ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...front passenger frontal airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly ..., have the vehicle serviced right away. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-28 ... safety information. • Or, if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing system...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...the vehicle and check with your dealer/retailer. 1-66 If the Off Indicator is Lit for an Adult-Size Occupant If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... and enable the right front passenger frontal airbag: 1. Turn the vehicle off. 2. Remove any additional ... specific vehicle. See Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-68 for more ... helps the passenger sensing system maintain the passenger airbag status. See "Safety Belts" and ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... information about servicing the vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-16. Adding Equipment to... module, steering wheel, instrument panel, roof-rail airbag modules, ceiling headliner or pillar garnish trim, ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... 7-2. If the vehicle has rollover roof-rail airbags, see Different Size Tires and Wheels on page 5-66 for additional important... 7-2. In addition, your dealer/retailer and the service manual have information about the location of the airbag sensors, sensing and diagnostic module and airbag wiring. 1-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... break the airbag coverings. If there are any opened or broken airbag covers, have the airbag covering and/or airbag module replaced. For the location of the airbag modules, see What Makes an Airbag Inflate? on page 1-61. See your dealer/retailer for service. 1-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...at the time of the crash. If an airbag inflates, you will need to replace airbag system parts. See ... the vehicle has been in a crash, if the airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started, or while you are driving. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-28. { CAUTION: A crash can damage...
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    ✍ NOTES 1-72
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... ...2-22 Engine Coolant Heater ...2-23 Automatic Transmission Operation (3.4L V6 with 5-Speed) ...2-24 Automatic Transmission Operation (3.6L V6 with 6-Speed) ...2-27 Parking Brake ...2-31 Shifting ... Vehicle While Parked ...2-36 Mirrors ...2-36 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-36 Automatic Dimming ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    Section 2 Features and Controls Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover ...2-44 Rear Seat Armrest ...2-45 Table ...2-46 Convenience Net ...2-47 Sunroof ...2-47 OnStar® System ...2-38 Storage Areas ...2-42 Glove Box ...2-42 Cupholders ...2-42 Center Console Storage ...2-42 Luggage Carrier ...2-42 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    Keys { CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons, children or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The windows will function with the keys in the ignition...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada..... This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:... not working correctly, see your dealer/retailer or a qualified technician for service...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...(Lock): K (Unlock): Press once to unlock the driver door. If K is pressed again within five seconds, all remaining doors and the liftgate unlock. The interior lamps come on and stay on for 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned on. If enabled through the DIC, the parking lamps flash twice to ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... Operation and Displays on page 3-42. To replace the battery: 1. Separate the transmitter with a flat, thin object ... into the notch on the side. 2. Remove the old battery. Do not use a metal object..., positive side facing down. Replace with a CR2032 or equivalent battery. 4. Snap the transmitter back...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...START" under DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-57 for instructions on how to enable and disable this feature. During a remote...remote starting of vehicles. If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not use the remote start feature. The vehicle may run out of fuel. If your vehicle has the remote start ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...the vehicle's ignition switch must be turned to ON/RUN and then back to LOCK/OFF using the key before the remote start procedure can be used again. To manually shut off the engine after a remote start, do any of the following: • Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle and press the remote start ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... closed. The hazard warning flashers are on. There is an emission control system malfunction. The engine coolant temperature is too high. The oil pressure is low. Two remote vehicle starts have already been used. The maximum number of remote starts or remote start attempts between ignition cycles ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Doors and Locks Door Locks To lock or unlock a door, use the key from the outside or the door lock from the inside. Power Door Locks The power door lock switches are located on the driver's and front passenger's doors. { CAUTION: Unlocked doors can be dangerous. • Passengers, especially ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... lock is on, do the following: 1. Unlock the door using the remote keyless entry transmitter, the front door power lock switch, or the rear door manual lock. 2. Open the door from the outside. To cancel the rear door security lock, do the following: 1. Unlock the door and open it from the outside. ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    Lockout Protection If you press the power door lock switch when the key is in the ignition and any door is open, all the doors will lock and only the driver's door will unlock. Be sure to remove the key from the ignition when locking your vehicle. If the keyless entry transmitter is used to lock ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...Power The liftgate is equipped with an electric latch. If the battery is disconnected or has low voltage, the liftgate ... from inside the vehicle. Use a tool to push the service release lever located on the latch until... can now be opened and closed manually. You will need to use this procedure to open...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    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 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Power Windows { CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the keys is dangerous for many reasons, children or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The windows will function and they could be seriously ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... the windows. Press the lockout button, located with the power window switches, to turn the feature on and off. The switch has a light that comes on when the switch is active. o (Window Lockout): Theft-Deterrent Systems Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. This vehicle has ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... III+ system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada. This device complies ...may cause undesired operation. This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... turned to ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY or START from the LOCK/OFF position. You do not have to manually arm or disarm the system. The security light will come on if there is a problem with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system. When the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time the new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. • Do not tow a ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... center. If this happens, move the steering wheel from right to left while turning the key to ACC/ACCESSORY. If this does not work, then the vehicle needs service. In order to shift out of P (Park), ignition must be in the ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY and the regular brake pedal must be applied. 2-20
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...you leave the key in the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position with the engine off, the battery could be drained. You may not be able to start the vehicle if the battery is allowed to drain for an extended period of time. This is the position that starts the engine. When the...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    .... If you do, you could damage the transmission. Shift to P (Park) only when the vehicle is stopped. ... and damage the cranking motor, and drain the battery. Wait at least 15 seconds between each... lubricate all moving parts. The vehicle has a Computer-Controlled Cranking System. This feature assists in...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts, to prevent damage. The length of time the heater should remain plugged in depends on several factors. ... Heater The engine coolant heater can provide easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up in cold weather conditions at or ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... starting the engine. The vehicle has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. You ...you cannot shift out of P (Park), ease pressure on the shift lever and push the shift .... There are several different positions for the automatic transmission. P (Park): This position locks the front wheels...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... while the vehicle is moving forward could damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle ... engine running at high speed may damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle .... It provides the best fuel economy. If you need more power for passing, and ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... (Low) until the vehicle is going slowly enough. Notice: Spinning the tires or holding the vehicle in one place on a hill using only the ... vehicle warranty. If you are stuck, do not spin the tires. When stopping on a hill, use the brakes to hold the vehicle in place. Transmission Overheating If the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...different positions for the shift lever. When using the MSM (Manual Shift Mode), a number indicating the gear ... cluster below the shift position display. For more information on the manual shift option see "Manual Shift Mode" in this section. Make sure the shift lever is fully in P (Park) before...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...you cannot shift out of P (Park), ease pressure on the shift lever and push the shift ...while the vehicle is moving forward could damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle ... running at high speed may damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... best fuel economy. If the vehicle needs more power for passing, and it is: MSM (Manual Shift ... not spin the tires. When stopping on a hill, use the brakes to hold the vehicle in place. MSM (Manual ... Mode), allows you to change gears similar to a manual transmission. If the vehicle has this feature, ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... Shift Mode) feature the vehicle will have operation similar to a manual transmission. You can use this for sport driving or ... to help cool the transmission fluid. This shift sequence is the same for both D (Drive) position and manual mode. Continue driving the vehicle in either position depending ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...and 3 (Third) gear. A higher gear, and light application of the gas pedal, may allow ...gain more traction on slippery surfaces. With the MSM (Manual Shift Mode), the vehicle can accelerate ...Third). 1. Move the shift lever from D (Drive) into the manual gate. 2. With the vehicle stopped, move the shift ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... the brake system and cause premature wear or damage to brake system parts. Make sure that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off before driving. CAUTION: (Continued) If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... puts too much force on the parking pawl in the transmission. This happens when parking on a hill and shifting the...uphill by another vehicle to relieve the parking pawl pressure, so you can shift out ...always functional except in the case of an uncharged or low voltage (less than 9 volt) battery. 2-33
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    If the vehicle has an uncharged battery or a battery with low voltage, try charging or jump starting the battery. See Jump Starting on page 5-36 for more information. To shift out of P (Park): 1. Apply the brake pedal. 2. Press the shift lever button. 3. Move the shift lever to the desired position....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... garages, tunnels, deep snow that may block underbody airflow or tail pipes). • The exhaust smells or sounds strange or different. • The...: • Drive it only with the windows completely down. • Have the vehicle repaired immediately. Never park the vehicle with the engine running in an enclosed ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...33. Mirrors { CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the automatic transmission shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. CAUTION: (Continued) Manual Rearview Mirror Hold the inside rearview mirror in the center to move it ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...to OnStar. See OnStar® System on page 2-38 for more information about the services OnStar provides. Outside Power Mirrors Controls for the outside...to OnStar. See OnStar® System on page 2-38 for more information about the services OnStar provides. To adjust the mirrors: 1. Move the selector switch ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... of safety, security, information, and convenience services. If the airbags deploy, the system is designed to make an automatic call to OnStar Emergency advisors who can...on most vehicles. OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation service, with one trial route, is available on most vehicles....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... selected, the OnStar system and all services, including airbag notification and emergency ... onstar.ca (Canada), or press the OnStar button to speak with an advisor. Not all OnStar services ... week. OnStar Services Available with the Safe & Sound Plan • Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...minutes good for 60 days. Hands-Free Calling can also be linked to a Verizon Wireless service plan in the U.S. or a Bell Mobility service plan in Canada, depending on eligibility. To find out more, refer to the OnStar Owner's Guide in the vehicle's glove box...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... electrical system, including adequate battery power, for the OnStar equipment to operate. There are other problems OnStar cannot control that may prevent OnStar from providing OnStar service at ...appears clear (no light is appearing), your OnStar subscription has expired and all services have ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... section of the side rail. Cupholders Cupholders are located on the lower front of the center console. Pull-out cupholders are located at the bottom of the armrest and on the back of the rear seat center console. Cupholders are also located on the rear seat armrest. Center Console Storage Your ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Press the levers down until the locking mechanisms fully engage to the side rail. Make sure each lever is in the down position. The crossrail will not slide when properly engaged. To move the crossrail, pull up on the end levers on each side of the crossrail to the upright position. This will ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... cover can be adjusted into three positions. To use the panel in the lower position, do the following: 1. Insert the front corners of the panel into the lower guides. 2. Slide the panel forward. 3. Press down on the back of the panel to lock it in place. The panel can be used in this position if ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...Insert the front corners of the panel into the middle guides. 2. Slide the panel forward. 3. Press down... in this position when you have to place a flat or spare tire in the rear cargo area. To use the panel... the front corners of the panel into the top guides. 2. Slide the panel forward. 3. Press down...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Table To set up the table, do the following: 1. With the adjustable panel in the upper position, pull it rearward to position it for use as a table. The plastic side should be up. 2. Turn the knob to release the leg from the plastic side of the table and turn the leg outward. 3. Set the table leg ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Convenience Net Use the convenience net, located in the rear, to store small loads as far forward as possible. The net should not be used to store heavy loads. To express-open the sunroof glass panel and sunshade, press the switch rearward and release it. Sunroof If the vehicle is equipped with a...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ✍ NOTES 2-48
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... Odometer ...3-26 Tachometer ...3-26 Safety Belt Reminders ...3-27 Airbag Readiness Light ...3-28 Passenger Airbag Status ... ...3-32 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ...3-33 Tire Pressure Light ...3-33 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-34 Oil Pressure Light (US-Canada) ...3-36 Change Engine Oil Light ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... Steering Wheel Controls ...3-118 Radio Reception ...3-119 Multi-Band Antenna ...3-120 Highbeam On Light ...3-38 Service All-Wheel Drive Light ...3-39 All-... Gate Ajar Light ...3-40 Door Ajar Light ...3-40 Service Vehicle Soon Light ...3-40 Fuel Gage ...3-41 Low Fuel ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... 3-7. Instrument Panel Cluster on page 3-25. Windshield Wipers on page 3-8. DIC Operation and Displays on page 3-42. Hazard Warning Flashers on page 3-6. Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-29. Rear Window Wiper/Washer on page 3-10. Fog Lamps on page 3-14. I. Outside Power Mirrors on page 2-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...Press this button located on the instrument panel, to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press | again to turn the flashers off. Horn Press near or on the horn symbols on the steering wheel pad to sound the horn. Tilt Wheel...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...lane change, if the arrows flash rapidly, a signal bulb may be burned out and other drivers will not see your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows do not go on at all when you signal a turn, check the fuse, see Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... flash the high beams from low beam, pull the turn signal lever all the way towards you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster will also be on. Windshield Wipers The windshield wiper lever is located on the right side of the steering column. Move ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...frozen to the windshield, gently loosen or thaw them. If the blades do become damaged, install new blades or blade inserts. See Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement on page 5-47. Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper motor. A circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools down. Clear away snow ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... at a steady speed. So, do not use the cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads. 3-10
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...: 1. Press I to turn cruise control on. The indicator light on the button comes on. 2. Get up to the desired...ˆ’ and release it. This instrument panel cluster light J comes on after the system is engaged. 4. Take... the cruise control. The instrument panel cluster light J also goes out, indicating cruise...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... are three ways to end the cruise control: Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control If the cruise control system is already engaged: • Step lightly on the brake pedal. • Press the I button, to turn off the cruise control system. • Push and hold the SET− until the desired lower speed is ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada. The DRL system will make the low-beam headlamps come on at a... is on. The exterior lamp band is in the automatic position. The transmission is not in P (Park). The light sensor determines it is daytime. The parking brake ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... misty conditions. The fog lamps button is located on the instrument panel above the radio. The parking lamps or low-beam headlamps must be on to use ... headlamps come on automatically. See Headlamps on page 3-13. The vehicle has a light sensor located on top of the instrument panel. Make sure it is ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Instrument Panel Brightness 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 ... when a door is opened. + (On): Turns the dome lamp on. Entry Lighting The dome lamp and the cargo lamp inside the vehicle ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... then adjusts the voltage for best performance and extended life of the battery. When the battery's state of charge is low, the voltage is raised slightly to ... see the voltage move up or down. This is normal. If there is a problem, an alert will be displayed. The vehicle may have lamps located on ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... has a battery saver feature designed to protect the vehicle's battery. When any interior lamp is left on and the ignition is turned off, the ... turn the lamp off after 20 minutes. This will avoid draining the battery. This vehicle also has a retained accessory power feature. If the radio is on, it ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...devices are left plugged into a power outlet, the battery may drain causing the vehicle not... or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer/retailer for additional... electrical equipment, be sure to follow the installation instructions included with the equipment. 3-18 Notice: Improper...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    Climate Controls Climate Control System The heating, cooling, and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system. For vehicles with the remote start feature, the climate control system functions as part of the remote start feature. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    Select from the following modes: H (Vent): Air is directed to the instrument panel outlets. ) (Bi-Level): Air is divided between the instrument panel outlets and the floor outlets. 6 (Floor): Air is directed to the floor outlets with some air directed to the windshield. When this mode is ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... and the outside temperature is above freezing. A flashing indicator light indicates that the air conditioning compressor is currently not available. ... coolest temperature and highest fan speed. 5. Once the vehicle's interior temperature is below the outside temperature, select recirculation mode ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    .... If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not attach a temporary ... Window Defogger): Press to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light comes on to show that the rear window defogger is on. The rear window...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ..., which may occur more quickly in dusty areas, indicate that the filter needs to be replaced early. The filter should be replaced as part of routine scheduled maintenance. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for when to replace the filter. 1. The passenger's side air inlet panel is located ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...lights and gages could prevent injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of the vehicle's functions. Some warning lights...gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that explains what to do. Follow this manual's advice. Waiting to do repairs can be costly...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... 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 and GXP Model similar 3-25
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... and kilometers per hour (km/h). Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). Your vehicle has a tamper resistant odometer. The digital odometer will read 999,999 if someone tries to turn it back. You may wonder...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... safety belt. This only occurs if the passenger airbag is enabled. See Passenger Sensing System on...63 for more information. The passenger safety belt light, located on the instrument panel, comes on and ... and the vehicle is in motion. This chime and light are repeated if the driver remains unbuckled ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the pretensioners, the airbag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. ..., your airbag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. 3-28
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer/retailer for service. United States Canada { CAUTION: If the airbag readiness light ever comes on and stays on, it means that something may be wrong with ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ..., you may have a problem with the charging system. Brake System Warning Light Your vehicle's .... If the brake system warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system ... page 3-49 for more information. This light could indicate that you have problems with a generator drive belt...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. The brake light will also come on to indicate a low brake fluid ... brake system warning light is also on, the vehicle does not have antilock brakes and there is a problem with the regular brakes. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-30. For ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... has overheated. When the traction control is activated the light will flash when the TCS is limiting wheel spin ... or hear the system working, but this is normal. This light may also come on after extended ... when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. See Traction Control System (TCS) ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... measures the temperature of the vehicle's engine coolant. Tire Pressure Light For vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system, this light ... engine is started. It provides information about tire pressures and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. When the Light is On Steady If the indicator ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    When the Light Flashes First and Then is On Steady This indicates that there could be a problem with the Tire Pressure Monitor System. The light flashes for about a minute and stays on steady for the remainder of the ignition cycle. This sequence ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... and see your dealer/retailer for service as soon as possible. Light On Steady: An emission control system... least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. See Gasoline Octane on... equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that might have developed. 3-35
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... inspection. { CAUTION: Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. The engine can become so hot that it catches fi... maintenance can damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. 3-36
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...engine properly. The vehicle could be low on oil and it might have some other system problem. Security Light For information regarding this light and ...when the fog lamps are in use. If this light comes on and stays on for 30 seconds, it means that service is required for your vehicle....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...vehicle. This may correct the condition. See Service Vehicle Soon Light on page 3-40 for more ...dealer/retailer as soon as possible for diagnosis and repair. The light goes out when the cruise control .../Low-Beam Changer on page 3-8 for more information. This light, along with the service vehicle soon ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... This light will come on when the rear drive system is overheating. This light and the SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE message in the Driver Information Center (DIC) will come on and stay on to indicate that there may be a problem with the drive system and service is required. See All-Wheel Drive (AWD...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... carbon monoxide (CO) to enter the vehicle. Service Vehicle Soon Light This light, comes on if a condition exists that requires the vehicle to be taken in for service. See ...for more information. If the light comes on, see your dealer/retailer for service as soon as possible. Door...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...soon. See Low Fuel Warning Light on page 3-41 for more information. Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: This light is located in the fuel gage. For more information see Fuel ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...displays the compass direction and the outside air temperature when viewing the trip and fuel information. If there is a problem with the system that controls the temperature display, the numbers will be replaced with dashes. If this occurs, have the...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... through the following displays: TRIP Press the trip/fuel button until TRIP displays. This display shows... display will return to zero. 3 ODOMETER Press the trip/fuel button until ODOMETER displays. This display shows...AVG (Average) ECON (Economy) Press the trip/fuel button until AVG (Average) ECON (...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...or kilometers (km) the vehicle can be driven without refueling. The fuel range estimate is based on an average of the vehicle's fuel economy ...the oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information. ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-49 for more information. If the tire pressure display shows dashes instead of a value, there may be a problem with your vehicle....TIRES PSI (kPa) LR ## RR ##. If a low or high tire pressure condition is detected by the system while driving, a ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... exit the programming mode, you must cycle the key to LOCK/OFF. CALIBRATE COMPAS (Compass) Your vehicle may have this feature. The compass can be manually calibrated. To calibrate the compass through the DIC, see DIC Compass on page 3-47. CHANGE COMPASS ZONE Your vehicle may have this feature. To ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... the map. Zones 1 through 15 are available. 3. Press the set/reset button to scroll through and select the appropriate variance zone. 4. Press the trip/fuel button until the vehicle heading, for example, N for North, is displayed in the DIC. 5. If calibration is necessary, calibrate the compass. See...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    Compass Calibration The compass can be manually calibrated. Only calibrate the compass in a magnetically clean and safe location, such as an open ... be caused by a magnetic CB or cell phone antenna mount, a magnetic emergency light, magnetic note pad holder, or any other magnetic item. Turn off the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... make the messages disappear, not correct the problem. The following are the possible messages that can be displayed ...-Wheel Drive Disabled Light on page 3-39 for more information. BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE ... the engine for at least 10 minutes to allow the battery to recharge. If the engine is running and...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    .... You can receive more than one tire pressure message at a time. To read the other messages ... same time, press the set/reset button. If a tire pressure message appears on the DIC, stop as ... warning light comes on. See Tire Pressure Light on page 3-33. CALIBRATION COMPLETE This message displays when ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... performance may be reduced the next time the vehicle is driven. The vehicle may be driven at a reduced speed while this message is on, but acceleration and speed may be reduced. Anytime this message stays on, the vehicle should be taken to your dealer/retailer for service as soon as possible. 3-51
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... displays when the vehicle's engine oil pressure is low. The oil pressure light also appears on the instrument panel cluster. See Oil Pressure Light (US-Canada) on page 3-36. Stop the... result from driving a vehicle with low oil pressure. Have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... See your dealer/retailer. SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM This message displays when there is a problem with the generator and battery... This message displays when there is a problem with the airbag system. Have your vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer immediately. See Airbag Readiness Light on...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...as soon as possible. SERVICE TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM This message displays if a part on the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) is not working properly. The tire pressure light also flashes and then remains on during the same ignition cycle. See Tire Pressure Light on page 3-33. Several conditions may...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    .... See Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light on page 3-32. The StabiliTrak® System is not ... until the light has turned off. See StabiliTrak® System on page 4-6 for more information. • The battery is low. • There is a StabiliTrak® System failure. See your dealer/retailer for service. 3-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... failure. See your dealer/retailer for service. TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE This message displays when the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) is re-learning the tire positions on... sensor. See Tire Inspection and Rotation on page 5-62, Tire Pressure Monitor System on page 5-57, and Infl...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    .../RUN. The message will not disappear until the turn signal is manually turned off, or a turn is completed. Entering the Feature ... their default state since then. The personalization preferences are automatically recalled. To change personalization preferences, use the following procedure. Feature ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    DISPLAY LANG. (Language) This feature allows you to select the language in which the DIC messages will appear. Press the vehicle information button until DISPLAY LANG. (Language) appears on the DIC display. Press the set/reset button to access the settings for this feature. Then press the vehicle ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... be no feedback when you press the lock button on the RKE transmitter. LIGHTS ONLY: The exterior lamps will flash when you press the lock button on... on the second press of the lock button on the RKE transmitter. HORN/LIGHTS ON (default): The exterior lamps will flash when you press the lock button ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    .... Then press the vehicle information button to scroll through the following settings: LIGHTS OFF: The exterior lamps will not flash when you press the unlock button on the RKE transmitter. LIGHTS ON (default): The exterior lamps will flash when you press the unlock button on ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... is displayed on the DIC. APPRCH (Approach) LIGHTNG (Lighting) This feature allows you to select whether ... button until APPRCH (Approach) LIGHTNG (Lighting) appears on the DIC display. Press the set... through the following settings: OFF: The exterior lights will not turn on when you unlock the vehicle...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    CHIME VOLUME This feature allows you to select the volume level of the chime. Press the vehicle information button until CHIME VOLUME appears on the DIC display. Press the set/reset button to access the settings for this feature. Then press the vehicle information button to scroll through the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... menu will be exited when any of the following occurs: The vehicle is shifted out of P (Park). The vehicle is no longer in ON/RUN. The trip/fuel DIC button is pressed. The end of the feature settings menu is reached and exited. selection made. • A 40 second time period has elapsed with no ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    Audio System(s) Determine which radio the vehicle has and read the following pages to ... equipment could interfere with the operation of the vehicle's engine, radio, or other systems, and could damage them. Follow federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone equipment. The vehicle has Retained ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...button for setting the time. To adjust the time: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press the H button until the hour begins ... of the following to increase or decrease the time: MP3 Radios with a Single CD or a Single CD and.... To adjust the time and date: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press G to display HR, MIN, MM...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... located under the forward arrow tab that displays on the radio screen until the time 12H (hour) ... and then softkey below the H tab while the radio is on. The date with display times out after a...ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, then press O , to turn the radio on. 2. Press MENU. 3. Press the pushbutton below ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... (MP3) similar The vehicle has one of these radios as its audio system. If the vehicle has a ... Seat Entertainment (RSE) system, it has a CD/DVD radio. See Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System...€™s RSE system. The DVD player is the top slot on the radio faceplate. The player can read the DTS programmed ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... only works when the information is available. While the radio is tuned to an FM-RDS station, the station ... Compensated Volume (SCV). While SCV is on, the radio volume automatically adjusts to compensate for road .... Each higher setting allows for more radio volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...(if equipped). The selection displays. 4 (Information) (XM™ Satellite Radio Service, MP3/ WMA, and RDS Features): Press to display additional text information related ... the Steps 2 through 4 for each pushbutton. 4 (Information) (Base Radio with CD): Press to switch the display between the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... a station as a favorite, perform the following steps: 1. Tune to the desired radio station. 2. Press the FAV button to display the page where the ... station that was set, returns. 4. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton radio station to be stored as a favorite. The number of favorites pages can be ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...until Manual displays or starts to manually adjust the bass, midrange, or treble by pressing the f knob. EQ (Equalization) (Radio with CD ...for each source. If the radio has a Bose® audio system, the EQ settings are either MANUAL or TALK. Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) (Base Radio with CD) ` ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...sounds. Finding a Category (CAT) Station If the radio has XM, the CAT button can ...Press the CAT button to display the category tabs on the radio display. Continue pressing the CAT button until the desired category name displays. • Depending on the radio, another way to navigate the category list ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... has locked up the radio. Take the vehicle to your dealer/retailer for service. If any error... cannot be corrected, contact your dealer/retailer. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite ... get unlimited access to XM Radio Online for when you are not in the vehicle. A service fee is required ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... Load All Discs displays. 2. Follow the displayed instruction on when to insert the discs. The CD player takes up... cancel loading more CDs. If the ignition or radio is turned off, with a CD in the player, it stays in... cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-size CDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...and dust. The CD and DVD player scans the bottom surface of the disc. If the surface of a CD is ...play properly or not at all. Do not touch the bottom side of a CD while handling it; this could damage... CD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... back into the player and begins playing. For the Six-Disc CD player, press and hold for two seconds to eject all discs. RDM (Random) (Base Radio with CD): With the random setting, CD tracks can be listened to in random, rather than sequential order. To use random, do the following: 1. Press to ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... for a DVD to begin playing). If the ignition or radio is turned off, with a CD in the player, it stays ...deck and the lower slot is the CD deck) of the radio are compatible with most audio CDs, CD..., the track number displays. 4 (Information) (Base Radio with CD): Press to switch the display between ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    Z CD (Eject): Press and release to eject the CD that is currently playing in the bottom slot. A beep sounds and Ejecting Disc displays. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The CD can be removed. If the CD is not removed, after several seconds, the CD automatically pulls back into the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... DVD is playing. The CD or DVD remains inside the radio for future listening or viewing entertainment. DVD/CD... cycle through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the radio. The DVD/CD text tab and a... speakers. Front seat passengers can listen to the radio (AM, FM, or XM) by pressing the BAND button...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...: If there are disc • There could have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label could be caught in... be corrected, contact your dealer/retailer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer/retailer when reporting the problem. ^ or disc Z problems....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...buttons on the remote control, by the RSA system, or by the buttons on the radio faceplate. See “Remote Control” under ... an error message appears on the video screen or the radio, see “DVD Display Error Messagesମ. through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the radio. The DVD/CD text tab and...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... is playing the copyright information or the previews. f (Tune): Turn to change tracks on a CD or DVD, to manually tune a radio station, or to change clock or date settings, .... See the information given earlier in this section specific to the radio, CD, and the DVD. Also, see Setting the...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    .../pause symbol tag displayed on the radio. If the DVD still does not play, refer to the on-screen instructions, if available. c (Stop): Press to stop playing, ...j (Play/Pause): Press either play or pause displayed on the radio system, to toggle between pausing or restarting playback of ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...DVD-A is inserted into the DVD slot. It must be manually turned on by the rear seat occupant through ...type of notification for the customer to see through the radio display, but video screen has ...Pause): Press either play or pause displayed on the radio system, to toggle between pausing or restarting...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... under the play/pause symbol tag displayed on the radio. The DVD should resume play from where it last stopped...than 5 seconds to force the disc to eject. DVD Radio Error Messages Player Error: This message displays when there are disc load or eject problems. Disc Format Error: This message displays,...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... external audio device such as an iPod, laptop computer, MP3 player, CD changer, etc. ... auxiliary input jack. When a device is connected, press the radio CD/AUX button to begin playing audio... loud or soft enough. BAND: Press to listen to the radio when a portable audio device is playing. The portable ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... Song title, artist name, and album are displayed by the radio when recorded using ID3 tags version 1 and... If you burn an MP3/WMA disc on a personal computer: • Make sure the MP3/WMA files are ... audio format. • Avoid subfolders. The system can support up to 8 subfolders deep, however, keep the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... Minimize the length of the file, folder, or playlist names. Long file, folder, or playlist names,... of files, folders, playlists, or sessions, minimize the length of the file, folder, or playlist name. Long... (Px) first and then go to the root folder. When the radio displays the name of the folder...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... accessed, however, they cannot be edited using the radio. These playlists are treated as special folders containing...-RW should begin playing. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD-R or CD-RW ... name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the file name without the extension ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Z EJECT: Press to eject CD-R(s) or CD-RW(s). To eject the CD-R or CD-RW that is currently playing, press and release this button. A beep sounds and Ejecting Disc displays. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The CD-R or CD-RW can be removed. If the CD-R is not removed, after several ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...artist. The current artist playing is shown on the second line of the display between the arrows. Once all .... Now the album name is displayed on the second line between the arrows and songs from the current.../WMA playback. BAND: Press to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD remains...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... or less. • Avoid subfolders. The system can support up to 8 subfolders deep, however, keep... extensions might not work. • Minimize the length of the file, folder, or playlist names. Long... of files, folders, playlists, or sessions, minimize the length of the file, folder or playlist name. Long...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... (Px) first and then go to the root folder. When the radio displays the name of the folder the radio displays ROOT. Order of Play Tracks recorded to the CD-R or CD-RW are played ... folders or playlists. When displaying the name of the folder the radio displays ROOT. • Play begins from the first ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...softkey only or the menu as previously described. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD-R or CD-RW in ...or CD-RW partway into either the top or bottom slot, label side up. The player pulls ... eject the CD-R or CD-RW that is currently playing in the bottom slot. A beep sounds and Ejecting Disc...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Z DVD (Eject): Press and release to eject the CD-R or CD-RW that is currently playing in the top slot. A beep sounds and Ejecting Disc displays. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The CD-R or CD-RW can be removed. If the CD-R or CD-RW is not removed, after several seconds, the CD-R or ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    .... The current artist playing is shown on the second line of the display between the arrows. To listen to MP3... screen. The album name displays on the second line between the arrows and songs from the current.../WMA playback. BAND: Press to listen to the radio when a CD or a DVD is playing. The CD or DVD...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    .... If this message is received after having the vehicle serviced, check with your dealer/retailer. XM Radio ID: If tuned to channel 0, this message alternates with the XM™ Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. Unknown: If this message ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... dial phone numbers and name tags. Noise: Keep interior noise levels to a minimum. The system may not recognize voice ... Navigation/Radio System For vehicles with a navigation radio system, see the separate Navigation System manual. Bluetooth ® Vehicles with a Bluetooth system can use a Bluetooth...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... to the vehicle before it can be used. See the cell phone manufacturers user guide for Bluetooth functions before pairing the cell phone. If a Bluetooth phone is not ..., calls will be made using OnStar® Hands-Free Calling, if available. Refer to the OnStar owner's guide for more information. 3-99
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... "Bluetooth ready" followed by a tone. 3. Say "Pair". The system responds with instructions and a four digit PIN number. The PIN number ... device named "General Motors" in the list on the cellular phone and follow the instructions on the cell phone to enter the four digit PIN number that ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Linking to a Different Phone 1. Press and hold b g for two seconds. The system responds with "Ready" followed by a tone. 2. Say "Bluetooth". The system responds with "Bluetooth ready" followed by a tone. 3. Say "Change phone". The system responds with "Please wait while I search ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    5. Say a name tag for the phone number. The name tag is recorded and the system responds with "About to store . Does that sound OK?". • If the name tag does not sound correct, say "No" and repeat Step 5. • If the name tag sounds correct, say "Yes" and the name tag is ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Deleting Name Tags The system uses the following commands to delete name tags: Using the Delete All Name Tags Command The delete all name tags command deletes all stored phone book name tags and route name tags for OnStar, if present. To use the delete all name tags command: 1. Press and hold b g ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Using the Dial Command 1. Press and hold b g for two seconds. The system responds with "Ready" followed by a tone. 2. Say "Dial". The system responds with "Dial using . Number please" followed by a tone. 3. Say the entire number without pausing. Using the Digit Dial Command...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Using the Call Command 1. Press and hold b g for two seconds. The system responds with "Ready" followed by a tone. 2. Say "Call". The system responds with "Call using . Please say the name tag" followed by a tone. 3. Say the name tag of the person to call. Using the Re-dial...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Call Waiting Call waiting must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work. Ending a Call Press ...call on hold. Three-Way Calling Three-Way Calling must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work. 1. While on a...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... See the cell phone manufacturers user guide to see if the cell phone supports this feature. This feature can be used to verbally access contacts stored ... cell phone's normal prompt messages will go through its cycle according to the phone's operating instructions. 3-107
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Tones The in-vehicle Bluetooth system can send numbers and numbers stored as name tags during a call. This is used when calling a menu driven phone system. Account numbers can be programmed into the phonebook for retrieval during menu driven calls. Sending a Stored...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... trade names are those of their respective owners. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC.... This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions... headphones, and a remote control. See Radio(s) on page 3-67 for more information on the vehicleମ.
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... could damage the headphones and repairs will not be covered by the warranty. Storage in extreme cold can weaken the batteries. Keep the ... on the headphones illuminates. If the light does not illuminate, the batteries might need to be replaced. See "Battery Replacement" later in this section for ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...they are installed correctly, using the diagram on the inside of the battery compartment. 3. Replace the battery door and tighten the door... auxiliary device to the A/V jacks. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for proper usage. The A/V jacks are color coded to match typical home entertainment...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...RSE system, connect an external auxiliary device to the color-coded A/V jacks and turn both ... device by sourcing to auxiliary. See Radio(s) on page 3-67 for more information. Audio Output ... the vehicle speakers by selecting AUX as the source on the radio. How to Change the RSE Video Screen Settings ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ..., the batteries may need to be replaced. See "Battery Replacement" later in this section. Objects blocking the line of sight can also affect the function ... by the warranty. Storage in extreme cold can weaken the batteries. Keep the remote control stored in a cool, dry place. ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Remote Control Buttons y (Main Menu): Press this button to access the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every DVD. Use the navigation arrows to move the cursor around the DVD menu. After making a selection press the enter button. This button only operates when using a DVD. n, q, p, o (Menu ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... Press it again to continue playing the DVD. When the DVD is playing, depending on the radio, slow play may be performed by pressing the play/pause button ... button. The DVD continues playing in a slow play mode. Depending on the radio, slow reverse may be performed by pressing the play/ pause button ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... this happens, make sure the universal remote control uses a code set of Toshiba®. Problem No power. The picture does not fill the screen. There are black borders on the top and bottom or on both sides or it looks stretched out. In auxiliary mode, the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...obstructions, headphone audio cuts out low batteries, reception or buzzes. range, and interference ...picture or screen is sourced to the sound. DVD player. Problem The auxiliary source is running but there ... displays when there are disc load or eject problems. Disc Format Error: This message displays,...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...Theft-Deterrent Feature THEFTLOCK® is designed to discourage theft of the vehicle's radio by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN...to a different vehicle. e + e − (Volume): Press to increase or to decrease the radio volume. w (Next): Press to go to the next radio station...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... during the night. Static can also occur when things like storms and power lines interfere with radio reception. When this happens, try reducing the treble on ... System on page 2-38 and Bluetooth® on page 3-98 in this manual for more information. FM Stereo FM signals only reach...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... gives digital radio reception from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous United States, and in Canada. Just as with FM, tall buildings or hills can interfere with satellite radio ...vehicle's radio. This interference may occur when making or receiving phone calls, charging the phone's battery,...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...Towing Your Vehicle ...4-26 Recreational Vehicle Towing ...4-26 Towing a Trailer ...4-33 Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle ...4-2 Driving for Better Fuel Economy ...4-2 Defensive Driving ...4-2 Drunk Driving ...4-3 Control of a Vehicle ...4-3 Braking ...4-4 Antilock Brake System (ABS) ...4-5 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...limits or drive more • Keep vehicle tires properly inflated. • Combine several trips into a single trip. • Replace the vehicle's tires with the same TPC Spec number molded into the tire's sidewall near the size. • Follow recommended scheduled maintenance....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... reasons for these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. Medical research shows that ...or ice, it is easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide. Meaning, you can lose control of the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Braking See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-30. Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. Deciding... is pavement or gravel; the condition of the road, whether it is wet, dry, or icy; tire tread; the condition of the brakes; the weight of the vehicle; and the amount of brake force...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... it might even be noticed that the brake pedal moves a little. This is normal. If there is a problem with ABS, this warning light stays on. See Antilock Brake System ...keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. Remember: ABS does not change the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...The stability system hydraulic brake control module increases brake pressure at each corner of the vehicle until the ABS activates. Minor brake pedal ...brake pedal pressure is quickly decreased. StabiliTrak® System The vehicle has the StabiliTrak system, an advanced computer controlled...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... message will be displayed and the StabiliTrak/TCS warning light on the instrument panel cluster will come on if there is a problem with the system. When this light and the SERVICE STABILITRAK message are on, the system is not operational. Adjust your ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    .... See Accessories and Modifications on page 5-3 for more information. This light and the SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE message in the DIC will come on and stay on to indicate there may be a problem with the drive system and service is required. See Service All-Wheel Drive ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... does not require regular maintenance. If you suspect steering system problems, such as abnormally high steering effort for a prolonged period of time, contact your dealer/retailer for service repairs. This light will turn off when the rear drive system cools down. If this ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... stops right in front of you. These problems can be avoided by braking - if you.... That is the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. The vehicle can perform very well... as possible from a collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... then, if there is nothing in the way, steer so that the vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. Turn the steering wheel 3 to 5 inches, 8 to 13 cm, (about one-eighth turn) until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn the steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. 4-11
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... too much speed or steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force. ... Watch for traffic signs, pavement markings, and lines that could indicate a turn or an intersection. Never cross...acceleration - do not have enough friction where the tires meet the road to do what the driver has ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...vehicles because headlamps can only light up so much road ahead. Watch for animals. When tired, pull off the road. Do not wear sunglasses. ... drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Keep the windshield and all glass on your...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... Water can build up under your vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water. This ... a large puddle of water or a car/vehicle wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally... the windshield washer fluid reservoir filled. Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires on...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...attention to your surroundings while driving. If you become tired or sleepy, find a safe place to park your vehicle and ... lenses clean? Tires: Are treads good? Are tires inflated to recommended pressure? up-to-date maps? • Keep the vehicle well ventilated. • Keep interior temperature cool. •...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... the vehicle in gear when going downhill. • Keep the vehicle serviced and in good shape. • Check all fluid levels and brakes, tires, cooling system, and transmission. • Going down steep or long hills, shift to a lower gear. { ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...Ice Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the tires and the road, creating less traction or ...the wheels to spin and makes the surface under the tires slick, so there is even less traction.... wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. The Traction Control System (TCS...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...the base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking the exhaust. Run the engine for short periods only as needed to keep warm, but be careful. To save fuel, run the engine for only short periods as needed to warm the vehicle and then shut the engine off and close the window most of the way to ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    .... Do this as little as possible to save fuel. { CAUTION: If you let your vehicle's tires spin at high speed, they can explode, and you ... avoid going above 35 mph (55 km/h) as shown on the speedometer. For information about using tire chains on the vehicle, see Tire Chains on ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. To prevent transmission wear, wait until the wheels stop ... while shifting, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear. Slowly spinning ... how much weight it may properly carry, the Tire and Loading Information label and ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...Tire and Loading Information label also lists the tire size of the original equipment tires (C) and the recommended cold tire inflation pressures (D). For more ...¬‚ation, see Tires on page 5-48 and Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-55. There is also important loading information...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... calculated in Step 4. 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, 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 your vehicle. If your vehicle can tow a trailer, see Towing a ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    Example 1 Example 2 Item A B C Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 2 = Available Occupant and Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 300 lbs (136 kg) 700 lbs (317 kg) Item A B C Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... of the driver's door, or on the vehicle's center pillar (B-pillar). The label shows the size of your original tires and the inflation pressures needed to obtain the gross weight capacity of your vehicle. This is called the Gross ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    The Certification/Tire label also tells you the maximum weights for the front and rear axles, called the Gross Axle Weight Rating (... shorten the life of the vehicle. Notice: Overloading your vehicle may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not overload your vehicle. 4-25
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... To avoid damage, the disabled vehicle should be towed with all four wheels off the ground. Consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing service if the disabled vehicle must be towed. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-7. To tow the vehicle behind another vehicle for recreational ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    Dinghy Towing (Vehicles with a 5-speed Transmission) Dinghy Towing (Vehicles with a 6-speed Transmission) Notice: Towing an all-wheel-drive vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, or even with only two of its wheels on the ground, will damage drivetrain components. Do not tow an all-wheel-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    .... Notice: Do not tow a vehicle with the front drive wheels on the ground if one of the front tires is a compact spare tire. Towing with two different tire sizes on the front of the vehicle can cause severe damage to the transmission. 4-28
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... tow vehicle following the dolly manufacturer's instructions. 2. Drive the front wheels onto the dolly. 3. Shift the transmission to P (Park). 4. Firmly ... for towing. 6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly following the manufacturer's instructions. 7. Release the parking brake only after the vehicle ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...on the ground. If the vehicle is all-wheel-drive with a 5-speed transmission, it cannot be towed with any of its wheels on the ground. It must be towed ... ground: 1. Attach the dolly to the tow vehicle following the dolly manufacturer's instructions. 2. Drive the front wheels onto the dolly. 4-30
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... device designed for towing. 6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly following the manufacturer's instructions. 7. Release the parking brake only after the vehicle being towed ...LOCK/OFF. Dolly Towing (All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles with a 6-speed Transmission) All-wheel-drive vehicles must not be towed with...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    Towing the Vehicle From the Rear Notice: Towing the vehicle from the rear could damage it. Also, repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Never have the vehicle towed from the rear. 4-32
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... Load-pulling components such as the engine, transmission, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The ... seriously injured. The vehicle may also be damaged; the resulting repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Pull ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... of the trailer tongue • Weight on your vehicle's tires Weight of the Trailer How heavy can a trailer ... in at the heavier loads. • Vehicles can tow in D (Drive). Shift the transmission to a lower gear if the transmission shifts too often under heavy loads and/or hilly conditions. • Obey ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total gross weight of the vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and the people who will be riding in the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... are inflated to the upper limit for cold tires. These numbers can be found on the Certi�. the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch... will not work well, or at all. • The rear bumper on the vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...: • Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks and make necessary repairs before starting a trip. • Never drive with the liftgate, trunk/...all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connectors, lamps, tires and mirror adjustments. If the trailer has electric brakes, start ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... pedal, to help in stabilizing the vehicle. The StabiliTrak warning light will flash to indicate that vehicle speed should be ... before returning to the lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, .... Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. 4-38
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...70 km/h) to reduce the possibility of the engine and the transmission overheating. Vehicles can tow in D (Drive... to a lower gear if the transmission shifts too often under heavy loads and/... parked, preferably on level ground, with the automatic transmission in P (Park) for a few minutes before turning...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...and store the chocks. Maintenance When Trailer Towing The vehicle needs service more often when pulling a trailer. See this manual's Maintenance...more information. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, axle lubricant, belts, cooling...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... Bulbs ...5-46 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-47 Tires ...5-48 Tire Sidewall Labeling ...5-49 Tire Terminology and Definitions ...5-52 Inflation - Tire Pressure ...5-55 High-Speed Operation ...5-56 Tire Pressure Monitor System ...5-57 Service ...5-3 Accessories and Modifications ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... Fuse Block ...5-93 Capacities and Specifications ...5-97 Tire Pressure Monitor Operation ...5-59 Tire Inspection... New Tires ...5-63 Buying New Tires ...5-64 Different Size Tires and Wheels ...5-66 Uniform ...66 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-68 Wheel Replacement ...5-68 Tire Chains ...5-69 If ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. Genuine GM parts have ... performance and safety, including such things as airbags, braking, stability, ride and handling, ... GM Accessories, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...work, use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service the vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-16. This vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to do...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work performed. See Maintenance Record on... you hear heavy knocking, the engine needs service. If the vehicle has the 3.6L V6 engine... you hear heavy knocking, the engine needs service. Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle Things added...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...¬cation D 4814 in the United States or CAN/CGSB-3.5 or 3.511 in Canada. Some gasolines contain an octane-enhancing additive called methylcyclopentadienyl.... To help keep fuel injectors and intake valves clean, or if the vehicle experiences problems due to dirty injectors or valves, look for gasoline ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... correct and prevent most deposit-related problems. Gasolines containing oxygenates, such as ethers and ... If this occurs, return to your dealer/retailer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you ... another country outside the United States or Canada, the proper fuel might be hard to find. Never ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off the engine when you...refueling. Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling the vehicle. Do not use cellular ...the fuel cap, turn it slowly counterclockwise. The fuel cap has a spring in it; if the cap is released too ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    .... See Washing Your Vehicle on page 5-86. When replacing the fuel cap, turn it clockwise until it ... not remove the nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting off the pump or by notifying the station attendant... cause the malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage the fuel tank and emissions ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... Under the Hood { CAUTION: Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in the vehicle. Static electricity discharge ... avoid injury to you and others: • Dispense fuel only into approved containers. • Do ... start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    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 brake pedal. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and move the secondary hood release lever to the right. 3. Lift the hood. Before closing the hood, be...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 3.4L V6, here is what you will see: 5-12
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-20. B. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See "When to Add Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 5-15. C. Engine Oil Dipstick. See "Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 5-15. D. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brakes on page 5-32. ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    When you open the hood on the 3.6L V6, here is what you will see: 5-14
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...Engine Oil It is a good idea to check the engine oil level at each fuel fill. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm ...ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil dipstick. 1. Turn off the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    When to Add Engine Oil See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. If the oil is below the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick, add at least one quart/liter of the recommended oil. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Look for three things: • American Petroleum Institute (API) starburst symbol Oils meeting these requirements should have the starburst symbol on the container. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Notice...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... System When to Change Engine Oil This vehicle has a computer system that indicates when to change the engine oil and... oil change is necessary. A change engine oil light and a CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON ... reset. Your dealer/retailer has trained service people who will perform this work using genuine parts...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... the oil is changed prior to a change engine oil light or CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message being turned ... three times within five seconds. The change engine oil light will flash while the system is resetting. 3. ... flashing, turn the key to LOCK/OFF. If the light or message comes back on and stays on ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...lter is located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See 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...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    .... To remove the cover, pull up on the front and then pull the cover out. 6. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter. Wipe all dust from inside of the housing and ... the air cleaner and air outlet duct for cracks, cuts, and deterioration. The air outlet duct must be replaced if damaged. 5-21
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...a leak occurs, take your vehicle to the dealer/retailer and have it repaired as soon as possible. Change the fluid and filter at the intervals listed in Additional Required Services on page 6-7, and be sure to use the transmission fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... miles (50 000 km) or 24 months, whichever occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always use DEX-COOL® (silicate-...cooling system and how to check and add coolant when it is low. If there is a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-28 5-23
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... mixture is used, the engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Too much water ... be damaged. Use only the proper mixture of the engine coolant listed in this manual for the cooling system. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... side of the engine compartment. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. ... cold, the coolant level should be at the COLD FILL line. When your engine is warm, the level should ... higher. The coolant level should be at the COLD FILL line. If it is not, you may have ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant ... hear a hiss, wait for that to stop. This will allow any pressure still left to be vented out the discharge ... coolant surge tank with the proper DEX-COOL® coolant mixture, to the COLD FILL line. 5-26
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    5. Then replace the pressure cap. Be sure the pressure cap is hand-tight. 6. After driving the ...proper level, repeat Steps 1 through 3 and reinstall the pressure cap. If the coolant is not at the proper level ... coolant mixture to the coolant surge tank until the level reaches the COLD FILL line. 5-27
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... hood when this warning appears, but instead get service help right away. See Roadside ... continue to run the engine and have the vehicle serviced. Notice: Engine damage from running the engine ... coolant, the vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... but no steam can be seen or heard, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the ... condition exists, an overheat protection mode which alternates firing groups of cylinders helps prevent ... damage, allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    Power Steering Fluid See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. How to Check Power Steering Fluid To ... or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. What to Use To determine what kind of fluid ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... rear window washer fluid be sure to read the instructions before use. If you will be operating ... concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Do not mix ... the tank is full. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. • Fill ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... not correct a leak. If fluid is added when the linings are worn, there will be too much fluid when new brake linings are installed. Add or remove brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is ... goes down because of normal brake lining wear. When new linings are installed, the fluid level ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in the brake hydraulic system can damage brake hydraulic system parts so badly that they will have to be replaced. Do not let someone put in the wrong kind of fluid. { CAUTION: With the wrong kind of fluid in the brake hydraulic system, ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear ...¬cations on page 5-97. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. ... parts. When parts of the braking system are replaced — for example, when the brake linings wear down and ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... the original battery's label. For battery replacement, see your dealer/retailer or the service manual. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on... Jump Starting on page 5-36 for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt. Infrequent Usage: If...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... jump start procedure. Put an automatic transmission in P (PARK) or a manual transmission in N (Neutral) before setting ...could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the warranty. Always turn off the radio and ...batteries. And it could save your radio! { CAUTION: Batteries can hurt you. They ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    4. Open the hoods and locate the positive (+) and negative (−) terminal locations on each vehicle. You will not need to access your battery for jump starting. Your vehicle has a remote positive (+) and a remote negative (−) jump starting terminal for that purpose. 5. To remove the fuse block ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ..., near the engine oil dipstick. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on the location of the remote ... Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You do not need to add water to the battery installed in your new vehicle. But if a battery...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    .... And do not connect the negative (−) cable to the negative (−) terminal on the dead battery because this can cause sparks. 7. Connect the red positive ... vehicle has one. 9. Now connect the black negative (−) cable to the negative (−) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote negative (−) ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... system. 13. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If ... Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (−) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) and Remote Negative (−) Terminals C....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...black negative (−) cable from the vehicle that had the dead battery. 2. Disconnect the black negative (−) cable from the vehicle with the good battery....3. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear Drive Module) When to Check and Change Lubricant Refer to ... should be on a level surface. If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, you'll .... Add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole, located on the transfer ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... add some lubricant. Add 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. Bulb Replacement For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 5-11. A. Sidemarker Lamp B. Parking/Turn Signal Lamp C. Low/High-Beam/DRL Headlamp 4. Pull the locking tab back on the bulb socket and push the release tab in to ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    7. Reconnect the electrical connector. 8. Push the headlamp back into the lower headlamp mount carefully. 9. Reinstall the three headlamp assembly screws. To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the liftgate. See Liftgate on page 2-12. Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps 2. Remove ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... plate lamp to the liftgate handle. License Plate Lamp To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Remove the two screws ... each of the license plate lamps to the liftgate handle. Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamp Back-Up, ... Number 3157 194 5702A 9421330 H13 For replacement bulbs not listed here, contact your ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...for wear and 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 Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-15. To replace the windshield ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... injury. Check all tires frequently to maintain the recommended pressure. Tire pressure should be checked when... See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-55. • Overinflated tires are more likely ...sudden impact - such as when you hit a pothole. Keep tires at the recommended pressure. • Worn, old ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... tire and a compact spare tire sidewall. (A) Tire Size: The tire size is a combination of letters and... aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later in...manufacturer and plant code, tire size, and date the tire was manufactured. The TIN is molded ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... Use Only: The compact spare tire or temporary use tire has a tread life ... and plant code, tire size, and date the tire was manufactured. The TIN is molded... psi (420 kPa). For more information on tire pressure and inflation see Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-55. Compact Spare Tire Example 5-50...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...ratio, construction type, and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire size means ...meet or exceed all federal safety guidelines. Tire Size The following illustration shows an example ... height-to-width measurements. For example, if the tire size aspect ratio is 60, as shown...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... which the plies are laid at alternate angles less than 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Cold Tire Pressure: The amount of air pressure in a tire, ... a tire has built up heat from driving. See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-55. Curb Weight: The weight of a...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for air pressure. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire: A tire used on ... a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that tire. Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight: The sum of ... the tire placard. See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-55 and Loading the Vehicle on ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... label permanently attached to a vehicle showing the vehicle's capacity weight and the original equipment tire size and recommended inflation pressure. See "Tire and Loading Information Label" under Loading the Vehicle on page 4-20....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    Inflation - Tire Pressure Tires need the correct amount of air pressure to operate effectively. ...equipment tires and the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they are cold. The recommended cold tire inflation pressure, shown on the label, is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure. You cannot tell if...¬‚ated. Check the tire’s inflation pressure when the tires are cold. Cold means your... valve. Re-check the tire pressure with the tire gage. Be sure to put the valve caps... up and can cause sudden tire failure. You could have a crash...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... Pressure Monitor System The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses radio and sensor technology ... feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a...cantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...5-59 for additional information. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry and Science Canada The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) operates on a radio frequency and complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... condition is detected, the TPMS illuminates the low tire pressure warning light located on the instrument panel cluster.... and Messages on page 3-49. The low tire pressure warning light may come on in cool weather ... can warn you about a low tire pressure condition but it does not replace normal tire ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... process is performed successfully. See your dealer/retailer for service. • Replacement tires or wheels do not match your vehicle's original ...not functioning it cannot detect or signal a low tire condition. See your dealer/retailer for service if the TPMS malfunction light and DIC message comes ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... also be matched to each tire/wheel position by increasing or decreasing the tire's air pressure. If increasing ... indicated on the tire's sidewall. To decrease air-pressure out of a tire you can use the pointed end ...-style air pressure gage, or a key. You have two minutes to match the first tire/...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...switch to LOCK/OFF. 10. Set all four tires to the recommended air pressure level as indicated on the ...rotation. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown... and Loading Information label. See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-55 and Loading the Vehicle...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... Pressure Monitor System. See Tire Pressure Monitor Operation on page 5-59. Make certain that ... Specifications on page 5-97. When It Is Time for New Tires Various factors, such as maintenance, temperatures, ... check the treadwear indicators, which appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... ride and handling, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring performance. GM's TPC Spec... molded onto the tire's sidewall near the tire size. If the tires have an all-season ...other damage that cannot be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. The rubber in tires degrades ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...-belted tires) as your vehicle's original tires. Vehicles that have a tire pressure monitoring system could give an...vehicle. Non-TPC Spec rated tires may give a low-pressure warning that is higher or lower than ... you would get with TPC Spec rated tires. See Tire Pressure Monitor System on page 5-57....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...and Wheels If you add wheels or tires that are a different size than your original equipment wheels ...production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary ... Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) standards. { CAUTION: If you add different sized wheels,...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a speci�. excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance ... test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... be mounted the same way as the one it replaces. If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts, wheel nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensors, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, ... only if its manufacturer recommends it for use on the vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ..., especially if you maintain your vehicle's tires properly. If air goes out of... jack is provided with the vehicle, it is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything else, you ... with the vehicle, only use it for changing a flat tire. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... on the other side, at the opposite end of the vehicle. When the vehicle has a flat tire (B), use the following example as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks (A). A. Wheel Block B. Flat Tire The following information explains how to use ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools If your vehicle has the rear compartment storage panel/... on page 2-44 for more information. To access the spare tire and tools: 2. Remove the nut retaining the spare tire. 3. Remove the compact spare tire. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-81 for more information. 4....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...the wing-bolt holding the jack and then remove it. Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire Take off the wheel cover or center cap, if the vehicle has one, to reach...a safety check before proceeding. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-70 for more information. 2. Loosen all five...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... center cap away from the wheel. Store the wheel cover in the cargo area until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. 4. Use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel... raise the lift head a little. 6. Place the jack near the flat tire. Notice: Make sure that the jack lift head is ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ..., you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. { CAUTION: With the jack head positioned correctly on the metal ... vehicle using the plastic lower body panel. 8. Put the compact spare tire near you. Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...training. If a jack is provided with the vehicle, it is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything else, you or others could .... If a jack is provided with the vehicle, only use it for changing a flat tire. 9. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... or wire brush later, if needed, to get all the rust or dirt off. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-70. 11. Remove the flat tire. 12. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces, and spare wheel. { CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    13. Place the compact spare tire on the wheel-mounting surface. { CAUTION: Wheel nuts that ...torque wrench to the proper torque specification after replacing. Follow the torque specification supplied by... and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... crisscross sequence, as shown. Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools { CAUTION: Storing a jack, ... reinstalling the wheel cover or center cap on the full-size tire, tighten all five plastic ...cover or the spare could be damaged. To store the flat or spare tire and tools: 1. Place the wheel wrench ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... Storage Panel/Cover on page 2-44 for more information. The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. 5. Screw the threaded wheel stow rod onto the spare tire bracket. ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... up to 3,000 miles (5 000 km), so you can finish your trip and have the full-size tire repaired or replaced at your convenience. Of course, it is best to replace the spare with a full-size tire as soon as possible. The spare tire will last longer and be in good ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...could cause stains to set rapidly. Lighter colored interiors may require more frequent ... may also transfer color to the vehicle's interior. When cleaning the vehicle's interior, only use ...and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning the vehicle's interior, maintain adequate...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... or any other sharp object to remove a soil from any interior surface. • A stiff brush. It can cause damage to the vehicle's interior surfaces. • Heavy pressure or aggressive rubbing with a cleaning cloth. Use of heavy pressure can damage the interior and does not improve the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...be used to blot excess moisture from the fabric or carpet. Leather A soft cloth dampened with water can be ...a mild soap solution can be used. Allow the leather to dry naturally. Do not use heat ... and coatings that are sold to preserve and protect leather may permanently change the appearance and feel...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... protect soft plastic surfaces may permanently change the appearance and feel of the interior and are not recommended. Do not use silicone or wax-based products, or those containing organic solvents to clean the vehicle's interior because they can alter the appearance by increasing the gloss ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ...towel to avoid surface scratches and water spotting. High pressure car washes may cause water to enter the vehicle. Avoid using high pressure washes closer than 12 inches (30 cm)... soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under Washing Your Vehicle on page 5-86. 5-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish, the clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are non-abrasive and ..., and a buildup of vehicle wash/wax treatments may cause wiper streaking. Replace the wiper blades if they are worn or damaged. Wipers can be ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... vehicle through an automatic car wash that has silicone carbide tire cleaning brushes, could damage the aluminum or chrome-plated wheels. The repairs would not be ... brush with tire cleaner. Notice: Using petroleum-based tire dressing products on the vehicle may damage the paint fi...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ..., corrosion and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even .... Although no defect in the paint job causes this, we will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months or 12,...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... identify the vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. See "Engine Specifications" ...cations on page 5-97 for the vehicle's engine code. Service Parts Identification Label This label ... also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... drain the vehicle battery, even if the vehicle is not operating. The vehicle has an airbag system. ...to add anything electrical to the vehicle, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-68. ... circuit overload and fire caused by electrical problems. The vehicle has an underhood fuse block ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... of the center console, to the left of the glove box near the floor. Fuses 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Remove the console cover to access the fuse block. Usage Sunroof, Inside Rear View Mirror, Compass Rear Seat Entertainment Rear Wiper Liftgate Airbags Heated Seats Driver Side Turn Signal Door Locks 5-92
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...Function Actuator Canister Vent Radio Cluster Ignition Switch Body Control Module Communications Integration Module Center High-Mounted Stoplamp, Dimmer Interior Lights Circuit Breakers PWR WNDW PWR SEATS EMPTY Usage Power Windows Power Seats ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    To remove the fuse block cover, release the rear of the cover first, by unlocking both of the tabs in the back. Then lift the cover off. Do not lift the front of the cover until the tabs at the rear have been unlocked. To reinstall, fit together the tabs located on the front of the cover, and ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... Control Module, Ignition Transmission Fuses 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 34... 44 45 Usage Mass Airflow Sensor Airbag Display Spare Stoplamp Passenger Side Low-... Main 3 Spare Engine Control Module, Battery Transmission Control Module, Battery Trailer Park Lamp Front Wiper Driver Side Trailer Stoplamp,...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... 63 Usage Rear Defogger Antilock Brake System Motor Battery Main 2 Daytime Running Lamps Fog Lamps Climate Control System Blower Battery Main 1 Electric Power Steering Relays 31 46 ... Side Trailer Stoplamp, Turn Signal Fan 3 Fan 2 Fuel Pump Usage Fuse Puller When changing relays, ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    Capacities and Specifications The following approximate capacities are given in English and metric conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13 for more information. Capacities Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System 3.4L V6 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine Engine Oil...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    Capacities Application Fuel Tank Front-Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive Transmission Fluid Automatic ...When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. ...3.4L V6 3.6L V6 VIN Code F 7 Transmission Automatic Automatic Spark Plug Gap 0....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-10 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-10 At Least Once a Month ...6-11 At Least Once a Year ...6-11 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-13 Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-15 Engine Drive Belt Routing ...6-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... Maintenance Requirements Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts, and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep this vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by failure...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... passengers and cargo within recommended limits on the Tire and Loading Information label. See Loading... go to your dealer/retailer for service, trained and supported service technicians will perform the work ...Publications Ordering Information on page 7-16. Owner Checks and Services on page 6-10 tells ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... service be Maintenance I, the second service be Maintenance II, and then alternate Maintenance I and Maintenance ... if the previous service performed was Maintenance I. Always use Maintenance II whenever the light/message ...10 months or more since the last service or if the light/ message has not come ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Scheduled Maintenance Service Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page ... Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-20. See footnote (l). Rotate tires and check inflation pressures and wear. See Tire Inspection and Rotation on page 5-62 and "Tire Wear Inspection" in At Least Once a Month on page ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... Service Perform any needed additional services. See "Additional Required Services" in this section. Inspect ... footnote (e). Lubricate body components. See footnote (f). Replace passenger compartment air filter. See ...3.6L V6 Engine Only: Check automatic transmission fluid level and add fluid as...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... each item. Additional Required Services Service and Miles (Kilometers) Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components. Replace engine air ... (n). Change transfer case fluid (normal service). See footnote (o). Replace spark plugs and inspect ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... (240 000) • • Maintenance Footnotes (a) Visually inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding,...6L V6 engine: Inspect hydraulic power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, ... and clamps; replace with genuine parts as needed. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... doing its job, have it repaired. Have any torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Also see... conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. (h) Change automatic transmission fluid if ...and pressure cap. (j) Check system for interference or binding and for damaged or missing parts. Replace ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    (k) A fluid loss in any vehicle system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired and the fluid level checked. ... when the vehicle is serviced after each subsequent 50,000 miles (83 000 km). Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should be...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...position, contact your dealer/retailer for service. At Least Once a Month Tire Inflation Check Inspect the vehicle's tires and make sure they are inflated to the correct pressures. Do not forget... spare tire. See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-55. Check to make sure the spare tire is...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ...) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of P (Park), contact your dealer/retailer for service. Ignition Transmission Lock Check While parked, and with the parking ...ignition key should come out only in LOCK/OFF. Contact your dealer/retailer if service is required. 6-12
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... Brake and Automatic Transmission P (Park) Mechanism Check Underbody Flushing Service At least every ...: With the engine running and the transmission in N (Neutral), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake ... Hydraulic Brake (GM Part No. U.S. 12377967, System in Canada 89021320). 6-13 Usage
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 88900925, in Canada 22689186). See Automatic Transmission Fluid on page 5-22. ® Usage...(GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, Cylinders in Canada 10953474). Carrier Assembly - Differential (Rear Drive Module) Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 89021677, in Canada 89021678). Hood Latch...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 3.4L V6 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine Passenger Compartment Air Filter Element Spark Plugs 3.4L V6 Engine 3.6L...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    Engine Drive Belt Routing 3.6L V6 Engine 3.4L V6 Engine 6-16
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the ... performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on page 6-2. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-10 can be added on the ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-18
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-19
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-20
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... Customer Assistance and Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 Online Owner Center ...7-5 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) ... Assistance Program ...7-7 Scheduling Service Appointments ...7-10 Courtesy Transportation Program ...7-10 Collision Damage Repair ...7-12 7-1
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation ...concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, in the U.S., call the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-762-2737. In ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...One and Two, you can file with the BBB Auto Line Program to enforce your rights. The BBB Auto Line ...available to you. You can contact the BBB Auto Line Program using the toll-free telephone number or write them at the following address: BBB Auto Line Program Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc....
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... in a no-charge Mediation/Arbitration Program. General Motors of Canada Limited has committed to binding arbitration of owner disputes involving factory-related vehicle service claims. The program provides for the review of the facts involved by an ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...service and maintenance records Find Pontiac dealers for service nationwide Exclusive privileges and ...¬le. Other Helpful Links: Pontiac — www.pontiac.com Pontiac Merchandise — www.pontiacmall.com Help Center — www.pontiac.com/helpcenter • My Preferences: Manage your profile and use tools ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ...1-800-268-6800 Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to call the toll-free ..., if a customer wishes to write or e-mail Pontiac, the letter should be addressed to: Overseas - Customer ... Unit. United States - Customer Assistance Pontiac Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ...call 1-800-833-9935. General Motors of Canada also has a Mobility Program. Call ...your location • Location of the vehicle • Model, year, color, and license plate number of the vehicle ...reading, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and delivery date of the vehicle • Description of the problem ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...Roadside Assistance is not a part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Pontiac and General Motors ...Roadside Assistance program at any time without notification. Pontiac and General Motors ...Public Road or Highway: Tow to the nearest Pontiac dealer for warranty service, or if the vehicle was in a crash...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... requires pre-authorization, original detailed receipts, and a copy of the repair orders. Once authorization has been received, the ... covered, however any cost for parts and labor for repairs not covered by the warranty are the owner responsibility. Services Specific to Canadian Purchased Vehicles ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ...keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If ..., let them know this, and ask for instructions. If the dealer/retailer requests you ..., a customer support program for vehicles with the Bumper to Bumper (Base Warranty Coverage period in Canada...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... reflect actual costs and be supported by original receipts. See your dealer ... for an overnight warranty repair. Rental reimbursement will be limited and must be supported by original receipts.... is used instead of the dealer's shuttle service, the expense must be supported by original receipts and ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... related failures are not covered by that warranty. Collision Damage Repair If your vehicle is involved in a collision and it ..., have the damage repaired by a qualified technician using the proper equipment and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs diminish your vehicle's ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... fit poorly, exhibit premature durability/corrosion problems, and may not perform properly ... repairs with Genuine GM Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine Manufacturer replacement... of the art equipment, or be able to recommend a collision repair center that has GM-trained technicians...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ...there has been an injury, call emergency services for help. Do not leave the scene ...if its position puts you in danger or you are instructed to move it by a police officer. • If possible,...page 7-7 for more information. • Choose a reputable collision repair facility for your vehicle. Whether you ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ..., and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer/retailer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, .... Call 1-800-762-2737, or write: Pontiac Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 ... and intended to provide basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner manual includes the Maintenance ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    Current and Past Model Order Forms Technical Service Bulletins and Manuals are available for current and past model GM vehicles. ...Some modules may also store data about how you operate the vehicle, such as rate of fuel consumption or average speed. These modules may also retain the owner's personal...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ...not access this data or share it with others except: with the consent of the vehicle owner or, if the vehicle is leased, with the consent of the lessee; in response ... and the data is not tied to a specific vehicle or vehicle owner. • How various systems in your vehicle were operating • Whether ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... collection and use. See also OnStar® System on page 2-38 in this manual for more information. ... is used in some vehicles for functions such as tire pressure monitoring and ignition system ... to the navigation system operating manual for information on stored data and for deletion instructions. 7-19
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ✍ NOTES 7-20
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-68 Additional Required Services, Scheduled Maintenance ...61 Passenger Sensing System ...1-63 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-68 What Makes an... Interior Cleaning ...5-82 Leather ...5-84 Sheet Metal Damage ...5-89 Tires ...5-88 Underbody ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    Audio System ...3-64 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-118 Navigation/Radio System, see Navigation Manual ...3-98 Setting the Clock ...3-65 Audio System(s) ...3-67 Audio Systems Radio Reception ...3-119 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-118 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... ...3-87, Center Console Storage ...Chains, Tire ...Charging System Light ...Check Engine Lamp ......and Other Plastic Surfaces ...5-85 Interior ...5-82 Leather ...5-84 Tires ...5-88 Underbody Maintenance ...5-..., Setting ...3-65 Collision Damage Repair ...7-12 Compact Spare Tire ...5-81 Compass ...3-47 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ...Offices ...7-6 Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...7-6 Customer Information Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-16 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 D Damage Repair, Collision ...3-92 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-4 Dome Lamp ...3-15 Door Ajar Light ...3-40 Delayed Locking...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    .../Filter ...Change Engine Oil Light ...Check and Service Engine Soon Lamp ...Compartment Overview ...Coolant ...Coolant Heater ...Coolant Temperature Gage... ...5-70 Flat Tire, Changing ...5-70 Flat Tire, Storing ...5-79 Fluid Automatic Transmission ...5-22 Power Steering ...5-30 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... Fuel Container ...5-10 Filling the Tank ...5-8 Fuels in Foreign Countries ...5-7 Gage ...3-41 Gasoline Octane ...5-5 Gasoline Specifications ...5-6 Low Fuel Warning Light ...3-41 Fuses Engine Compartment ... ...Tachometer ...Gages Engine Coolant Temperature ...Fuel ...Trip Odometer ...3-26 3-26 3-33 ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    Height Adjuster, Driver Seat ...1-3 Highbeam On Light ...3-38 High-Speed Operation, Tires ...5-56 Highway Hypnosis ...4-15 Hill ...20 Infants and Young Children, Restraints ...1-34 Inflation - Tire Pressure ...5-55 Instrument Panel Brightness ...3-15 Cluster ...3-25 Overview ...3-4 Introduction ...6-2...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ...37 Service All-Wheel-Drive ...3-39 Service Vehicle Soon ...3-40 Tire Pressure ...3-33 Traction Control System (TCS) Warning ...3-32 ... ...2-42 Lumbar Manual Controls ...1-4 M Maintenance Footnotes ...6-8 Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...6-7 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... ...3-49 Mirrors Automatic Dimming Rearview ...2-37 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-36 Outside Convex Mirrors...31 Online Owner Center ...7-5 OnStar, Privacy ...7-19 OnStar® System, see OnStar® Manual ... Navigation System, Privacy ...Navigation/Radio System, see Navigation Manual ...Net Convenience ...New ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... Things That Burn ...2-34 Parking Brake ...2-31 Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...3-29 Passenger Compartment Air Filter ...3-...(RFID), Privacy ...7-19 Radio(s) ...3-67 Radios Navigation/Radio System, see Navigation Manual ...3-98 Reception ...3-119 Setting the Clock ...3-65 Theft-Deterrent ...3-118...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    Rearview Mirrors ...2-36 Reclining Seatbacks, Manual ...1-5 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-13... the Spare Tire ...5-73 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ...5-72 Replacement Bulbs... Height Adjuster ...1-3 Heated Seats ...1-4 Manual Lumbar ...1-4 Manual Reclining Seatbacks ...1-5 Passenger Folding...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... ...7-10 Vehicle Soon Light ...3-40 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-90 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-68 Setting the Clock ...3-65 ... Park ...2-32 Signals, Turn and Lane-Change ...3-7 Spare Tire Compact ...5-81 Installing ...5-73 Removing ...5-72 Storing ...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    Tilt Wheel ...3-6 Time, Setting ...3-65 Tire Pressure Light ...3-33 Tires ...5-48 Aluminum or Chrome-Plated ...a Tire Goes Flat ...5-70 Inflation - Tire Pressure ...5-55 Inspection and Rotation ...5-62 Installing the Spare Tire ...5-73 Pressure Monitor Operation ...5-59 Pressure Monitor System ...5-57...
  • 2009 Pontiac Torrent | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... Start ...2-7 Ventilation Adjustment ...3-23 Visors ...2-16 Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-68 Different Size ...5-66 Replacement ...5-68 When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-63 Where to Put the Child Restraint ...1-40 Windows ...2-14 Power ...2-15 ...



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