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  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2005 Saturn ION Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-9 Safety Belts ...1-10 Child Restraints ...1-30 Airbag System ...1-49 Restraint System Check ...1-59 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-2 Doors and Locks ...2-7 Windows ...2-13 Theft-Deterrent ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... your dealer or from: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 How to Use This Manual SATURN, the SATURN Emblem, and the name ION are registered trademarks of Saturn Corporation. GENERAL MOTORS and GM are registered trademarks of General ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    Safety Warnings and Symbols There are a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning. In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this manual you will find these notices: Notice: These mean there is something that could damage...will tell what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. There are...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle: v
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 6
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  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Where to Put the Restraint ...1-39 Top Strap ...1-39 Top Strap Anchor Location ...1-41 Lower Anchors ...the Restraint Systems ...1-59 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-60 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Seats ...1-2 Driver Seat Height Adjuster ...1-3 Manual ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...Seats You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could...Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Your vehicle has manual seats. Lift the bar located under the front of the seat to unlock it. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Driver Seat Height Adjuster Manual Lumbar If your vehicle has this feature, the knob is located on the front of the driver ...knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the lumbar support. The driver's seat height adjuster is located on the outboard side of the seat...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. Your vehicle has reclining seatbacks. The lever is located on the outboard side of the seats. Lift the lever to release the seatback. Move the seatback to where you want it and release the lever to lock the...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    Do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. Head Restraints Press the button on the side of the head restraint to adjust it. {CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their job when ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Passenger Folding Seatback Your vehicle may have a passenger seat that folds flat. To fold the seatback, do the following: {CAUTION: If you fold the seatback forward to carry longer objects, such as skis, be sure any such cargo is not near an airbag. In a crash, an inflating airbag might force ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...the seat to unlock it. 2. Slide the seat as far back as it will go and release the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to make sure it is locked into place. 3. Lift the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, fully and fold the seat forward until the seatback disengages. 1-7
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    To raise the seatback to an upright position, do the following: 1. Lift the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, fully and lift the seatback. 2. Push the seatback until it re-engages. {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...for more cargo space. To lower the rear seatback, follow these steps: 2. Once the handle is pulled, the seatback can be pushed open through the trunk, or pulled open from the inside of the vehicle. 1. Open the trunk and pull one or both of the small handles located in the center of the trunk. 1-9
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... a click. Push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked into place. Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... Without belts they could have been badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-28. 1-11
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    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. 1-12
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    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... 1-13
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    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. 1-14
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every airbag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about ... those rules for everyone's protection. First, you will want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We will start with the driver position. Driver Position...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the... as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on... go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    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 at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | 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 strong...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    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 retailer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment (Sedan) Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt height adjuster to the height that is right for you. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts. Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front passenger's safety belt properly, see ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...belt across you more slowly. 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. If your vehicle has a center passenger position, be sure to use the correct buckle when buckling your 1-24 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part.
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just ... The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... seatback of the desired seating position. See Split Folding Rear Seat on page 1-9 for instructions about how to fold the rear seatback. 2. Remove the guide located on the trim behind the seatback from its storage clip. Pull the guide around the rear ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... the rear seatback to its upright position and make sure it is latched into place. 4. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. {CAUTION: A safety belt that is not properly worn may not provide the .... The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 1-28
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...to the regular safety belt. For more information see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. Safety Belt Pretensioners Your... pretensioners and may need other new parts for your safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash on page 1-60 for more information. 1-29...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Child Restraints Older Children Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? A: If possible, an older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... close to the child's face or neck? A: If the child is sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. See Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides on page 1-26. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in ... is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    {CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much - until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Q: What are the different types of add-on child restraints? A:... not for young children and infants. CAUTION: (Continued) vehicle's owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint, state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. In ... child restraints. {CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make ... restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    .... A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. 1-37
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... are designed for use with or without the top strap being anchored. Others require the top strap always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap be anchored, do not use the restraint unless it is anchored properly. If ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... be anchored. Anchor the top strap to an anchor point specified in Top Strap Anchor Location on page 1-41. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. 1-40
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    Top Strap Anchor Location Your vehicle has top strap anchors in the rear seating positions. ...Coupe The coupe has two top strap anchors located behind the rear seat on the filler panel. In order ...if the anchor has one. Sedan The sedan has three top strap anchors located on the rear window trim. 1-41
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... for Children (LATCH) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. There are anchors for each rear seating position. This system, designed to make installation of child restraints easier, does not use the ... Anchorage B. Lower Anchorage In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    To assist you in locating the lower anchorages for this child restraint system, each seating position with the LATCH system has visible ... use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. 1-43
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...If your child restraint does not have the LATCH system, you will be using the lap-shoulder belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the ... safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 3. Buckle the belt. Be sure the latch ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    4. Pull the rest of shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 5. 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. If you are using a forward-...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... Right Front Seat Position If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) ...a national or local law requires that the top strap be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored....
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint ... will go before securing a forward-facing child restraint. See Manual Seats on page 1-2. 2. Put the child restraint on the seat. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    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. You may find it ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Airbag System Your vehicle has a frontal airbag for the driver and a frontal airbag ... near the driver's and right front passenger's window. Frontal airbags are designed to help reduce ...Here are the most important things to know about the airbag system: CAUTION: (Continued) during a crash helps ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...? 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. The driver's frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-51
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    The right front passenger's frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. If your vehicle has a side impact airbag for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver, it is in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-52
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ..., and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other airbag ... by routing the rope or tiedown through any door or window opening. If you do, the path of ... passenger and the person seated directly behind that passenger, it is in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-53
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... airbags, which adjust the restraint according to crash severity. Your vehicle is equipped with electronic frontal sensors which help the sensing system distinguish between a moderate frontal impact and a more severe frontal impact. For moderate frontal ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... have side impact airbags. See Airbag System on page 1-49. Side impact airbags are... side impact airbags, inflation is determined by the location and severity of the impact. What Makes an Airbag ...impact airbags, there are also airbag modules in the ceiling of the vehicle, near the side windows. 1-55
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... even realize the airbag inflated. Some components of the airbag module - the steering wheel hub for the driver's airbag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger's bag or the ceiling of your vehicle near the side windows - will be hot for a short time. The parts of the...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an airbag deployment, you should seek ... protect you in another crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... your vehicle. You do not want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your retailer and the Saturn Service Manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...Check Checking the Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and ...for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that ...properly installed so that the vehicle's basic structure is not changed, it is not likely to keep the roof-mounted side ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    .... If an airbag inflates, you will need to replace airbag system parts. See the part about the airbag system earlier in this manual. If the frontal airbags inflate you will need to replace the driver's and right front passengers safety belt retractor ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...Coupe) ...2-10 Trunk ...2-10 Windows ...2-13 Manual Windows ...2-13 Power Windows ...2-14 Sun Visors ...2-14 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...2-15 Passlock® ... Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...2-19 Starting the Engine ...2-19 Automatic Transaxle Operation ...2-21 Manual Transaxle Operation ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed. Do not ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... have your doors unlocked automatically with the OnStar system if you have an active OnStar subscription. For more information, see OnStar® System on page 2-38. Remote Keyless Entry System Your keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this ... arms the theft-deterrent system. See Theft-Deterrent Systems on page 2-15. • Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. Take a few steps to ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... on the remote keyless entry transmitter pressed. The system will disarm when the unlock button is pressed. Battery ... won't work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close ... the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. Notice: When replacing the battery, use...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ..., use a toothpick, pen cap or similar object to remove the old battery. Do not use a metal object. 3. Insert the new battery as the instructions under the cover indicate. 4. Snap the transmitter back together tightly to be sure no moisture can enter. 5. Check the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle. Locking your doors can help prevent this from happening. From the inside, move the manual lock knob above the door handle or use the power door lock switch. 2-7
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    Power Door Locks Press the top of the switch to unlock the doors. Press the bottom of the switch to... locking of the doors for up to five seconds when the power door lock switch or remote keyless entry ... all of the doors closed. 2. Press and hold the power door lock button in the unlock position until...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... using the remote keyless entry transmitter, if equipped, the power door lock switch, or by lifting the rear door manual lock. 2. Open the ... vertical position. Lockout Protection If you press the power door lock switch when the key is in the ignition and any door is ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... and the trunk lid: • Make sure all other windows are shut. • Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed and select the control setting that ...See Engine Exhaust on page 2-30. Then use the handle located on the front edge of the rear door to open it. When...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... Press the remote trunk release button, located on the lower left side of the instrument panel,... trunk release is equipped with a lockout feature. The switch is located on the inside of the trunk lid, mounted ..., slide the switch to the unlock symbol. Make sure the remote trunk release lockout feature...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... the trunk from the inside. There is a glow-in-the-dark emergency trunk release handle located on the inside of the trunk lid. This handle will glow following exposure to light. Pull the release handle and push the trunk lid open from the inside to open ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by...child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather.... If your vehicle has manual windows, use the window crank to open and ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Power Windows If your vehicle has power windows, switches located on the driver's door armrest control each of the ... o (Window Lockout): The window lockout button is located near the driver's power window switches. Press the right side of the button to prevent rear passengers from using their ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...vehicle. Do not use the safety belt clip in any way other than as it was intended. Passenger Visor Safety Belt Clip (Coupe) Theft-Deterrent Systems Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent features, we know that nothing we put ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    Passlock® Your vehicle is equipped with the Passlock theft-deterrent system. ® Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle Break-In Notice:... the engine off. However, your Passlock® system is not working properly and must be serviced by your retailer. Your vehicle is not...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... unless the shift lever is in PARK (P). {CAUTION: If you have a manual transaxle removing the key from the ignition switch will lock the steering column and result .... It unlocks the steering wheel and ignition. Notice: Using a tool to force the key from the ignition switch could cause ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... you start your engine and release the switch. The switch stays in the RUN position when the engine ... to display some warning and indicator lights. Shift Lock Release The following procedure ... removed from the ignition. 2. Using a tool, pry off the cover from the bottom of the steering column. 2-18
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... (RAP) Your vehicle is equipped with a Retained Accessory Power (RAP) feature which will allow the radio to ... Place your finger into the access hole and locate the plunger. 4. Press and hold the plunger toward ... LOCK. Remove the key. Have your vehicle serviced at your GM dealer as soon as possible. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Manual Transaxle The shift lever should be in NEUTRAL and the parking brake engaged. Hold the clutch ... vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding... you do not, your engine might not perform properly. Any resulting damage would not be...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... Operation If your vehicle is equipped with an automatic transaxle, the shift lever is located on the console between the seats. There are several different positions for the...engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    Then move the shift lever into the gear you wish. Press the shift lever button before moving the shift lever. See Shifting Out of Park (P) on page 2-28. REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage the transaxle. The ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... the automatic transaxle. If you need more power for passing, and you are: • Going less than about... (D): LOW (L): This position gives you even more power but lower fuel economy than INTERMEDIATE ... reviewing your warranty book, please see the GM Performance Parts website or catalog and contact the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Manual Transaxle Operation This is your shift pattern. SECOND (2): Press the clutch pedal as you let up on the accelerator pedal and shift into SECOND (2). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal. THIRD (3), FOURTH (4) and FIFTH (5): Shift into THIRD (3), FOURTH ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Shift Speeds Up-Shift Light If you have a manual transaxle, you may have an... best fuel economy, accelerate slowly and shift when the light comes on. While you accelerate, it is normal for ... and off if you quickly change the position of the accelerator. Ignore the light when you downshift. Notice: If ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... the brake system and cause premature wear or damage to brake system parts. Verify that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off before driving. The parking brake lever is located between the front seats. 2-26
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle) Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... transaxle, so you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). Shifting Out of Park (P) Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock release system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. See Automatic Transaxle Operation on ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle) Before leaving your vehicle, fully press the clutch pedal...to LOCK, remove the key and release the clutch. See Manual Transaxle Operation on page 2-24. Parking Over Things ... Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...might have exhaust coming in if: • Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. • Your vehicle gets ... into your vehicle: • Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and... 2-30 {CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Mirrors {CAUTION: Manual Rearview Mirror It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle ...daytime use; push it back for night use. Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® If the vehicle ... buttons located at the bottom of the mirror face. For more information about OnStar® and the services it provides,...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...the button again to change the display to the desired unit of measurement. After approximately four seconds of inactivity, the new unit will ...dimming mirror do the following: 1. Make sure the green indicator light, located to the left of the on/off button, is lit. If it's not, press and hold the on...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...calibrate, CAL must be displayed in the mirror compass windows. If CAL is not displayed, push ...variance do the following: 1. Find your current location and variance zone number on the following ...button. After approximately four seconds of inactivity, the new zone number will be locked in and the comp/...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...the automatic dimming function is off, press and hold the on/off button for four seconds to manually turn the system back on. Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with ... Temperature and Compass Display Press the on/off button, located in the center, to cycle between °F, °C and off. If ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... to adjust for compass variance. To adjust for compass variance: 1. Find the current location and variance zone number on the following zone map. 2. Press ... and release the on/off button within five seconds until the new zone number appears in the display. The display will show a compass direction ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    .... Outside Remote Control Mirror Adjust the driver's outside mirror by moving the control located on the driver's door. • The compass does not display the correct heading .... In order to calibrate, CAL must be displayed in the mirror compass windows. If CAL is not displayed, push in the on/off ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Outside Power Mirrors The controls are located on the driver's door armrest. Outside Convex Mirror {CAUTION... your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. Move the selector switch ... you want to adjust; then press the dots located on the four-way control pad to adjust the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... of safety, security, information, and convenience services. A complete OnStar® user’s guide and the terms and conditions of the ...cation • Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment • Emergency Services • Roadside Assistance • Stolen Vehicle Tracking • AccidentAssist • Remote Door ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... more. Customize your information profile at www.myonstar.com. See the OnStar® user's guide for more information. ® Center Console Storage Area Your vehicle has a... center console storage area can be used as an armrest. Push the lid of the center console forward for additional arm support. 2-39
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... System If your vehicle is equipped with a roof rack system. {CAUTION: If you try to carry something on ... it securely. Do not exceed the maximum vehicle capacity when loading your vehicle. For more information on vehicle capacity and loading, see Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-29. To prevent damage ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Sunroof If the vehicle has a sunroof, the switch that operates it is located on the headliner between the map lamps. Press the sunroof switch rearward... only operate while the ignition is on, or turned to ACC, or if Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ✍ NOTES 2-42
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... Coolant Temperature Gage ...3-33 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-33 Oil Pressure Light ...3-36 Passlock® Warning Light ...3-37 Reduced Engine Power Light ...3-37 ... ...3-16 Battery Run-Down Protection ...3-16 Accessory Power Outlet(s) ...3-16 Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter ...3-17
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... Fluid Cold Message ...3-41 Low Coolant Level Warning Message ...3-41 Change Engine Oil Message ...3-41 Check Gage Message ...3-42 Power Steering Message ...3-42 Trunk Ajar Warning Message ...3-42 Check Gas Cap Message ...3-43 Low ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    .... J. Fog Lamp (If Equipped)/Dimmer Switch. See Fog Lamps on page 3-15 .... See Automatic Transaxle Operation on page 2-21 or Manual Transaxle Operation on page 2-24 Manual Transaxle Operation. O. Glove Box. See Glove Box on page 2-39. Hazard... let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... a tilt wheel which allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can ... exit and enter the vehicle. The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of .... Horn Press near or on the horn symbols on your steering wheel pad to sound the horn. To tilt the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: Turn and Lane-Change Signals Headlamps Headlamp High/Low-Beam ...it there until you complete your lane change. The lever will return by itself when you release it....
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer Push the turn signal lever forward to change the headlamps from low beam to high beam. Pull the turn signal lever back and then release it to change from high beam to low beam. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster will also ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... to the windshield, gently loosen or thaw them. If the blades do become damaged, install new blades or blade inserts. The lever on the right side of the steering column operates the windshield wipers. Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper motor. A ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    .... You could be startled and even lose control. Keep the cruise control switch off until you want to use cruise control. {CAUTION: Cruise control... traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    The cruise control buttons are located on the steering wheel. Press this button to turn the cruise control system on and off. +RES (Resume): Press this part of the button to resume a set speed and to accelerate the speed. −SET (Set): Press this part of the button to set a speed ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... on steep hills. • If the cruise control system is already engaged, press the +RES part of the button. Hold it there until ... the cruise control session, step lightly on the brake pedal or tap the clutch if your vehicle has a manual transmission. Stepping on the brake pedal or clutch will only end ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Headlamps The exterior lamp control is located in the middle of the turn signal/multifunction lever. ; (Parking ... License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights O (Exterior Lamp Control): Turn the control ... vehicles, this position activates the automatic headlamp system. AUTO (Automatic): If your turn...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... you have the automatic headlamps system, the headlamps will come on automatically when it is dark enough. Your vehicle may have a light sensor located on top of the instrument panel. Make sure it is not covered, or the headlamps will be on when you don't need them. • The...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... Instrument Panel Brightness This feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. The thumbwheel for this feature is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. Push the button to turn the fog lamps on. Push the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... will then gradually dim until it is no longer lit. Accessory Power Outlet(s) The accessory power outlets can be used to connect electrical equipment such as a cellular phone or CB radio. The accessory power outlets are located in the front and rear of the center console. 3-16
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...rating. Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible with the accessory power outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your retailer for additional information on the accessory power outlet. Notice: Adding any electrical equipment to ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Climate Controls Climate Control System (Without Air Conditioning) With this system you can control the heating and ventilation for your vehicle. Operation To change the current mode, select one of the following: H (Vent): This mode directs...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Defogging and Defrosting Fog on the inside of windows is a result of high humidity (moisture) condensing ... to clear as much snow from the rear window as possible. An indicator light above the button will come... half of the air to the windshield and the side window outlets and half to the floor outlets...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning) With this system you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle. Operation To change the current mode, select one of the following: H (Vent): This mode directs air to the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...button to turn the air-conditioning system on or off. When this button is pressed, an indicator light above the button ... conditioning is activated. On hot days, open the windows to let hot inside air escape;... temperatures may result in increased window fogging. If window fogging is experienced, select...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    Defogging and Defrosting Fog on the inside of windows is a result of high humidity (moisture) condensing ... to clear as much snow from the rear window as possible. An indicator light above the button will come... half of the air to the windshield and the side window outlets and half to the floor outlets...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    Outlet Adjustment Use the louvers located on the air outlets to change the direction of the airflow. See your retailer for details on changing the filter. To find out what type of filter to... vehicle more effectively. Passenger Compartment Air Filter Passenger compartment air, both outside ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... the back of the glove box and raising the tab until the door can be opened downward. 5. Remove the filter by sliding it out of the housing. When installing a new air filter make sure the AIR FLOW arrow is pointing downward. Reverse Steps 1 through 5 making sure the glove box door snaps back into...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... also save you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As .... Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You will know how fast you are going, about how much fuel you have used, and many other things you will need to know to drive safely and economically. United States version shown, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...kilometers per hour (km/h). Your odometer is located in your message center, and shows ... each message by pressing the trip/reset button located to the right of the speedometer. See Message... hold the trip/reset button for about two seconds. Tachometer The tachometer is located on the instrument panel...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... system checks the airbag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the airbag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. For more information...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. The battery warning light will come on briefly as a check, when you turn on ...accessories such as the radio and climate control system. Have your vehicle serviced right away. 3-29
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... conditions allow you to. This light is located in your instrument panel cluster to the left of the speedometer. Brake System Warning Light United States United States Only See Manual Transaxle ... if there is a problem. Your vehicle's hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    If the brake system warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. When the ignition is on, the BRAKE light will come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brake does not release ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...t, have your vehicle serviced so that the light works properly when it needs to. The ABS light is located in the instrument panel cluster,... both brake lights are on, you do not have anti-lock brakes, and there’s a problem with your regular brakes as well. Have your vehicle towed for service. See ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... during a malfunction in one of two ways: • Light On Steady - An emission control system malfunction has been detected on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be ...emissions and may damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. 3-34
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off. Have you recently changed brands of fuel? If so, be sure to ... be detected by the system and cause the light to turn on. If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...The engine could be low on oil, or could have some other oil problem. Have it fixed immediately.... {CAUTION: Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your...Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. Oil Pressure Light If you have a low engine oil ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... vehicle may be driven at a reduced speed when the reduced engine power light is on but acceleration and speed may be reduced. The performance may be reduced until the next ... high-beam headlamps are in use. Reduced Engine Power Light This light will come on briefly when you start the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... about how much fuel you have left in your tank. Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: • At the service station, the fuel pump shuts off before the gage reads full. • It takes a...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... and release any stem. Message Center United States Canada If your vehicle is equipped with this gage, it is located on the steering column. This gage indicates vacuum during light to moderate throttle and boost under heavier throttle. The gage ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...messages in either English or French. To change the language, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press the trip/reset button until the current ... trip/reset button for several seconds until the language is changed. 4. Press the trip/reset button to return to the odometer display. Traction ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... the automatic transaxle fluid temperature is too cold to operate correctly. Change Engine Oil Message When the CHG OIL message is displayed, it means that service is required ... PARK (P). See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 and Engine Oil on page 5-15 for more information. 3-41
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... to alert you to this message. Power Steering Message If the PWR STR message is displayed, a problem has been detected with the electric power steering. If this message is displayed, ... by your warranty. If you suspect electric power steering problems and/or the PWR STR message is on, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...no longer be displayed. These problems may not be obvious and may affect vehicle performance and durability. See your... maintain top vehicle performance. Error Message When the ERROR message is displayed, there is a problem with your odometer system. See your retailer for service and repair if this...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...on or off. Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS) Press and hold the RCL button and.... You will hear a beep indicating that you can change the time. Release the RCL button and press HR... the time with an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System (RDS) information, press and hold the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...stop scanning. The radio will only scan stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band. Playing the Radio PUSH ON (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL (Volume): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease the volume. RCL (...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...AM) can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press... stations and time of day will need to be reset. A.SET (Automatic Set): Press the AM... radio stations for AM. To select the stations, perform the following: 1. Press AM FM to select...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... the fade between the front and the rear speakers, turn the ring around the VOL knob. Playing the Radio PUSH ON (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL (Volume): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease the volume. RCL (Recall): ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Finding a Station AM FM: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, or AM. The display ... AM), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press ... stations and time of day will need to be reset. R TUNE Q: Press the up or down arrow ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... AM FM button to have the radio automatically select the first 12 strongest radio stations for FM and the six strongest radio stations for AM. To select the stations, perform the following: 1. Press AM FM to select FM1, FM2, or AM. 2. Press and hold AM FM until you hear a beep. The radio will begin...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...audio source. When the CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. Play ... in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper labels to...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    .... If so, wait about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD player. If the CD..., contact your retailer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your retailer when reporting the problem. 3-51
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... radio stations • Seek to stations with traffic announcements This system relies upon receiving specific information ...name of the program being broadcast. Press the RDS button to change the display mode from radio to CD or from CD .... 3-52 Single CD Player Audio System shown - Six-Disc CD Player ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...: • Press either CAT arrow to select different categories. Playing the Radio O (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. u (Volume): Turn this knob... the system has been reset to default. • Rotate the tune knob or use either SEEK arrow to change channels. • ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... will return and the equalization that was selected will be stored for that pushbutton. If the equalization of a preset is changed while listening to that station, the radio will save the new equalization. 6. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. Cancelling ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... has been factory tuned for the best overall performance. To return the bass and treble to the manual mode, press either arrow until CUSTOM appears on the... (CAT) Station To select and find a desired CAT perform the following: 1. Press the RDS button to activate program type ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...! will not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not currently supported by RDS stations in the United States. It is up to... currently use the traffic announcement feature. Pressing the RDS button will change the display mode from radio to CD or from CD to radio. 4 (...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... audio source. When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. Play ... in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper labels to ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...to view CD text information, if available. To change the default on the display to track name, album name,...until you hear a beep, this is to inform you that the system has been reset to default. AM FM: ...to prevent damage. O (Tune): Turn this knob to quickly change tracks. If you are playing an MP3 CD...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... audio source. When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. Play ... in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper labels to ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    3. Load, up to six CDs, in order, starting with the first empty slot. Loading will continue until all six CDs are loaded or load is stopped by pressing any other radio button. The radio will stop trying to load CDs if you wait too long to insert a CD. 4. Load a CD. Insert the CD partway into the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... prevent damage. O (Tune): Turn this knob to quickly change tracks. 4 (Information): Press this button to view CD text information, if available. To change the default on the display, track name, artist ... you hear a beep, this is to inform you that the system has been reset to default. 3-61
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... CD-R/RWs should be aware of the following: • The radio supports multi-session discs, but only the ... audio files recorded in the *.mp3 format. It also supports playlists that can be made and saved with ... cannot record audio. − The radio does not support DVD audio. − The radio does not support ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ..., difficulty in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper labels to CDs,...a directory, which is listed as ROM audio directory. O (Tune): Turn this knob to quickly change tracks on the CDDA and the MP3 folder files. 3-63
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...time of the track and the current track time. To change the default on the display, track name, artist ... will now be the default. Press either arrow to change directories. • The format of the CD may not... This radio has a personalization feature. You can change the following features: Clock Function...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... display to indicate a locked condition anytime battery power has been removed. If the battery loses power for any reason, you must unlock the radio with the secret code before it... disable all radio functions whenever battery power is interrupted. The theft deterrent feature for the radio may...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ..., LOCK will appear on the display. Contact your Saturn retailer. Your Saturn retailer is authorized to obtain the factory programmed code that is assigned to the radio to reset the system. If you forget your code, if the theft deterrent ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ..., LOCK will appear on the display. Contact your Saturn retailer. Your Saturn retailer is authorized to obtain the factory programmed code that is assigned to the radio to reset the system. If you forget your code, if the theft deterrent ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System The XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is located on the roof of your ... clear of snow and ice build up for clear radio reception. The performance of the XM™...roof of your vehicle can interfere with the performance of the XM™ system. Make sure that the XM™ satellite...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...4-6 Braking in Emergencies ...4-8 Enhanced Traction System (ETS) ...4-8 Limited-Slip Differential ...4-9 Steering ...4-9 Off-Road Recovery ...4-12 Passing ...4-12 Loss of Control ...4-13 Driving at Night ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone on page 1-10. Defensive driving really means "be ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ... depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... enough to avoid the collision. There is something else about drinking and driving that many people do not know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the brain, spinal cord, or heart. This means that when anyone who has been...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... force applied. Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering, and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Your vehicle may have anti-lock ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... separately work the brakes at each wheel. The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the ...controls braking pressure accordingly. Remember: Anti-lock does not change the time you need to get your foot up to ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... it is different. See Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on page 4-6. In many emergencies, steering can help you more than even ... front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system reduces engine power and may also upshift the transaxle to limit wheel spin. The LOW TRAC ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...Electric Power Steering If the engine stalls while you are driving, the power steering assist system will continue to operate until you are able to stop the vehicle. If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...the steering wheel in the stopped position for an extended amount of time, you may notice a reduced amount of power steering assist. The normal amount of power steering assist should return shortly after a few normal steering movements. If you suspect steering ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...you cannot; there is not room. That is the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in emergencies like... speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. An...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right ... tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. • ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the ... driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems - brakes, steering, and acceleration - do not have ... your shoulder, and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels are not rolling. In the steering or cornering ...traction, try your best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration, or braking, including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear. Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year...wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you ...reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-15
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in...drivers suffer from night blindness - the inability to see in dim light - and are not even aware of it. Driving in ... and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you cannot stop, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you cannot,... driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. 4-17
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning does not ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...a city map and plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip. •...that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You will want to watch out for what ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... with the flow. Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors, and glance over your shoulder as ... is slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... outside? • Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? Before Leaving...out. Of course, you will find experienced and able service experts at Saturn retailers all across North America. They will be ready and willing to help if you need it...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... frequently. Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from driving in flat or rolling terrain. • If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service, or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. 4-22
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... and also the brakes, tires, cooling system, and transaxle. These parts can work hard on ... could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. • ... may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: • Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. • You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Also see Tires on page 5-56. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... with caution. If you have the enhanced traction system (ETS), it will improve your ability to accelerate when ... vehicle motion at lower speeds. See Enhanced Traction System (ETS) on page 4-8. If you do not have.... Unless you have the anti-lock braking system (ABS), you will want to brake very gently, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... always keep rolling and you can still steer. If You Are Caught in a Blizzard If you ... and your passengers safe: • Whatever your braking system, allow greater following distance on any slippery ... you are actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers. • Turn on your hazard flashers. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... vehicle, especially any that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check around again from time to time to be sure snow does not collect there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that is away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start ... or others could be injured. And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an .... Notice: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...Your Vehicle to Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear the ...and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear, or with a manual transaxle, between FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and REVERSE... your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... the door lock post (striker). The tire and loading information label lists the number of occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (B) in kilograms and pounds. The Tire and Loading Information label also lists the tire size of the original equipment tires (C) and the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... 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, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...kg) Item A B C Example 3 Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 3 = Subtract Occupant Weight ...c information about your vehicle’s maximum vehicle capacity weight and seating positions. The combined ... cargo should never exceed your vehicle’s maximum vehicle capacity weight. 4-32...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you ...edge of the driver's door. The label shows the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ..., they will keep going. Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-5. If you want to tow your vehicle behind another vehicle for ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...to consider before you do recreational vehicle towing: • What's the towing capacity of the towing vehicle? Be sure you read the tow vehicle manufacturer's...1. Set the parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition key to ACC to unlock the steering wheel. 3. Shift your transaxle to NEUTRAL. 4. Release the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... sure to replace the IP BATT 2 fuse to its original location. Notice: If you exceed 65 mph... shift the transaxle to PARK (P). If you have a manual transaxle, shift the vehicle to SECOND (2). 3. Set ...brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a clamping ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    .... To pull a trailer correctly, follow the advice in this part and see your retailer for important ... your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability and fuel economy... it has to be used properly. That's the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important trailering...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... (1600 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be ...at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. • ... (90 km/h), to save wear on your vehicle's parts. • Don't tow a trailer when the outside temperature is ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... because your vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-29 for more information about your vehicle’s maximum load capacity. If you’re using a weight-carrying hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 10 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). If youମ.
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by...you do, both brake systems won't work well, or at all. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes, so you'll be able to...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... vehicle before you can return to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to the left, just ... the right. Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. Making Turns Notice: Making very sharp turns while trailering could ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps will also flash, telling other drivers you're about to turn, change lanes or stop. When towing a trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... don't shift into PARK (P) for an automatic transaxle, or into gear for a manual transaxle. When parking uphill, turn your wheels away from ... parking brake and shift into PARK (P) for an automatic transaxle or REVERSE (R) for a manual transaxle. 5. Release the regular brakes. {CAUTION: You really ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, axle lubricant, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find... conditions. See Engine Overheating on page 5-28. Changing a Tire When Trailer Towing If you get...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... Things Under the Hood ...5-10 Hood Release ...5-11 Engine Compartment Overview ...5-12 Engine Oil ...5-15 Engine Oil Life System ...5-20 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-22 Automatic Transaxle Fluid ...5-24 Manual Transaxle Fluid ...5-24 Hydraulic Clutch ...5-24...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... Parts Identification Label ...5-92 Electrical System ...5-93 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...5-93 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5-93 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-93 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-93 Instrument Panel Fuse Block ...5-94 Engine ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... hope you will go to your retailer for all your service needs. You will get genuine Saturn parts and Saturn-trained and supported service people. We hope you will want to keep your Saturn vehicle all Saturn. Genuine Saturn parts have one of these ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...own service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ...this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-9. ...and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See Maintenance Record on ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... wind noise and affect windshield washer performance. Check with your retailer before adding ... uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. ... gasoline with a posted octane of 91 or higher for best performance. You may also use middle ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... correct and prevent most deposit-related problems. Gasolines containing oxygenates, such as ethers and ethanol, and reformulated gasolines may be available ...page 3-33. If this occurs, return to your authorized Saturn retailer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition is ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...affected. The malfunction indicator lamp may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Saturn retailer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan ...the fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil company that does business in the country where you will be ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    .... To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. Do ... the fuel pump; never let children pump fuel. The tethered fuel cap is located behind a hinged fuel door on the passenger's side of the vehicle. To ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...nished pumping before removing the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See Washing Your .... Make sure the cap is fully installed. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has ... malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... and tools away from any underhood electric fan. {CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...the hood, do the following: 1. Pull the interior hood release handle with this symbol on it. It is located to the left of the steering column below the instrument panel. 2. Push the secondary hood release lever, located under the center of the hood above the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 2.2L L4 engine, here is what you will see: 5-12
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... Air Cleaner/Filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-22. B. Engine Oil Dipstick (Out of View). See "Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil ...Oil Fill Cap. See "When to Add Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 5-15. D. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See "...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    When you open the hood on the 2.0L L4 Supercharged engine, here is what you will see: 5-14
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    .... See "Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 5-15. B. Electric Engine Cooling Fan... and the vehicle must be on level 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 engine and...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5-100. Notice... Engine See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. Be sure to add enough oil to put the level somewhere in the proper operating range. Push...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...things: • GM6094M Your vehicle's engine requires oil meeting GM Standard GM6094M. You ...30 is best for your vehicle. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do... the starburst symbol on the container. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... Standard GM6094M and have the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. Notice: Use only engine oil ... Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. GM Goodwrench® oil meets all the requirements for your vehicle. If ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... have the starburst symbol on the container. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American ...GM4718M and have the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. Your vehicle's engine is filled ... not meeting GM Standard GM4718M should not be used for an oil change. 5-19
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change will be indicated can vary considerably. ... properly, you must reset the system every time the oil is changed. When the system has calculated that ... miles (5 000 km) since your last oil change. Remember to reset the oil life ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...Oil Life System calculates when to change your engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil change is required. If a situation occurs where you change your oil prior to the CHG...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the Maintenance II intervals and replace it at the first oil change after each 50,000 mile (83 000... information. If you are driving in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change. 5-22
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter remove the filter from the vehicle and lightly shake the filter to release loose dust and dirt. If the filter remains caked with dirt, a new filter is required. To inspect or replace the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... as soon as possible. Change the fluid and filter at the intervals listed in Additional Required Services on page 6-6, and...explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-28. Manual Transaxle Fluid ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain ... extra inhibitors or additives which claim to improve the system. These can be harmful. 5-25 Notice: .... In addition, the engine coolant may require changing sooner, at 30,000 miles (50 ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... should be at the cold fill line or a little higher. The surge tank is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. If the COOLANT warning message comes on and stays on, it ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...ll neck, but only when the engine is cool. See Cooling System on page 5-30 for instructions on how to add coolant to the coolant surge tank and/or intercooler fill neck. {CAUTION: ... secured. If you replace your coolant surge tank pressure cap, a Saturn cap is required. 5-27
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage and a low coolant level warning message on your vehicle's instrument panel. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gage on page 3-33 and Low Coolant Level Warning Message on page 3-41. You also have a check gage message and a transaxle fluid ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... warning messages, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine... may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. Climb a long hill on... full hot at the highest fan speed and open the windows as necessary. 3. Try to minimize engine load. If ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    Cooling System When you decide it is safe to lift the hood, here is what you will see: {CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under ... radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump, or somewhere else in the cooling system. 2.2L L4 Engine shown, 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine similar A. Electric ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Do not touch them.... be running. If it is not, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. Notice: Engine damage from ... radiator corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant may require changing sooner, at 30,000 miles (50 000 km...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... Surge Tank If you have not found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is ... coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water ...at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap,...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant ...burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it ...the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the upper radiator hose, is no longer ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... is hand-tight and fully seated. Check the level in the surge tank when the cooling system has cooled down. If the coolant is not at the proper level... 3 and reinstall the pressure cap. If the coolant is not at the proper level when the system cools down again, see your retailer. 3. Fill the coolant ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... Only) If you have not found a problem yet, turn the engine off and allow ... coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain ... proper coolant mixture. {CAUTION: Turning the Intercooler System pressure cap when the engine and intercooler ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... spill coolant on a hot engine. 1. You can remove the Intercooler System pressure cap when the Intercooler ... tube section of the fill neck. 4. With the Intercooler System pressure cap off, start the engine ...seated. If the coolant is not at the proper level when the system cools down again, see your ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water does not clean as .... See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. • Fill your washer fluid tank only three-... (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. 5-37
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    .... See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the reservoir. So, it is not a good idea to ... light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-30. There are only two reasons ... system or hydraulic clutch system if you have a manual transaxle. If it is, you should have ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... from entering the reservoir. • Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they will have to be ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to Saturn specifications. The rear drum brakes ... inspected each time the tires are removed for rotation or changing. When you have the front brake pads ...increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Brake Adjustment Every time you ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... wear down and you need new ones put in - be sure you get new approved Saturn replacement parts. If you do not, your brakes may no longer work properly... balance between your front and rear brakes can change - for the worse. The braking performance you have come to expect can ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... damaged. Only use vehicles with 12-volt systems with negative grounds to jump start your ... start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking ... plugged into the cigarette lighter or the accessory power outlet. Turn off the radio and all...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... a red cap. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. The remote negative (−) ground terminal is a bolt located under the metal frame that supports the radiator. It is at the front of the engine compartment, on the driver's ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    {CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands ...one. Negative (−) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has one... that would damage the battery and maybe other parts too. And do not connect the negative...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal on the vehicle with the dead ...keyless entry transmitter to disarm your security system, if equipped. 12. Try to start ...dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 5-45
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...). If you believe your headlamps need to be re-aimed, we recommend that you take your vehicle to your retailer for service. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 5-46
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...Replacement Bulbs on page 5-55. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your retailer. Headlamps (Coupe) To change a headlamp bulb on a coupe model, do the following:... be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 2. Pull up on the headlamp...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    4. Raise the lock tab and pull the connector from the base of the bulb to remove the electrical connector from the headlamp bulb. Headlamps (Sedan) To change a headlamp bulb on a sedan model, do the following: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 5-11 for more information. 5. Remove the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    4. Access the bulb by turning the dust cap counterclockwise to remove it. 5. Raise the lock tab and pull the connector (A or B) from the base of the bulb to remove the electrical connector from the headlamp bulb. 5-49
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    Front Turn Signal Lamps (Sedan) To change a front turn signal bulb on a sedan model, do the following: 1. The front turn signal lamps are located beside the headlamps. Follow Steps 1 through 4 to remove the headlamp assembly. See the headlamp removal ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...Remove the bulb and replace it with the appropriate bulb. 4. Reverse the steps to reinstall the lamp assembly. Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps (Coupe) To change a front turn signal bulb on a coupe model, do the following: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 5-11 for more information. 2. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    Fog Lamps To change a fog lamp bulb, do the following: 1. Reach under the front bumper to the rear of the fog lamp to locate the bulb socket. Sidemarker Lamps (Coupe) To change a sidemarker bulb on a coupe model, do the following: 1. Follow Steps 1 through 3 to ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... bulb. 4. Reinstall the bulb socket by turning it clockwise. 5. Reverse the steps to reinstall the lamp assembly. Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) To change a CHMSL bulb, do the following: 1. Remove the CHMSL cover by pulling down on the cover edges from inside the vehicle. 2. Turn the bulb ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Taillamps, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps To change one of these bulbs, do the following: 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 2-10 for more information. 2. Remove the three retaining screws from the taillamp assembly. 4. Remove the bulb socket by turning it counterclockwise. 5. Pull the bulb from the...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... ways. For proper type and length, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-16. Here's how to remove the wiper blades: 4. While holding the ... old blade assembly down toward the glass to remove it from the wiper arm. 5. Push the new wiper blade securely on the wiper arm until you hear the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Saturn Warranty booklet for details. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer's booklet... owner manual. {CAUTION: • Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. • Overloading your tires ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    Low-Profile Performance Tire (Red Line) If your vehicle has 215/45ZR17 size tires...may also notice more road noise with low-profile performance tires and that they tend to wear faster. Notice: ...tire availability and proper tire selection. Also, see Buying New Tires on page 5-67. If you choose to use ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...spare tire sidewall. (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification): Original equipment ... are required to grade tires based on three performance factors: treadwear, traction and temperature ... be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary use... temporary use only. (G) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification): Original equipment tires designed to GM's specific tire performance criteria have a TPC specification code...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...This means the combined weight of optional accessories. Some examples of optional accessories are, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and air conditioning. Aspect Ratio: The relationship of a tire's height to its...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    Belt: A rubber coated layer of cords that is located between the plies and the tread. Cords may be made from steel or ... a motor vehicle with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil and coolant, but without passengers and cargo. DOT Markings: A code molded into the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and multipurpose vehicles....90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire ...Tire Quality Grading Standards): A tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire's traction,...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... recommended cold tire inflation pressure, shown on the label, is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle's maximum load carrying capacity. For additional information regarding how much weight your vehicle can carry, and ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure. You cannot tell if your tires are properly inflated simply by looking at them. Radial tires may look properly inflated even when they're under-inflated. Check the tire's inflation pressure when the tires are cold. Cold...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-66 and Wheel Replacement on page ... directional tires and must roll in a certain direction for the best overall performance. The direction is shown by an arrow on the tire sidewall. Because these tires...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... the tire and loading information label and its location on your vehicle. Make certain that all wheel nuts ... could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from ... to get all the rust or dirt off. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-73. You need a new tire if any...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...tire and loading information label. For more information about this label and its location on your vehicle, see Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-29. The tires installed on your vehicle when it was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on each tire's sidewall. When ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions ... tires by treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles sold in the United ... and additional General Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) standards. Traction - AA, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must... 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum ...longest tire life and best overall performance. Adjustments to wheel alignment and tire ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new Saturn original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts ... cause a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new Saturn original equipment wheel. {CAUTION: Using the wrong ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... cause damage to the brakes, suspension or other vehicle parts. The area damaged by the tire chains could ... and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle,...Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control by steering the way you want the vehicle to go.... provided with your vehicle is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything else,... the jack provided with your vehicle only for changing a flat tire. If a tire goes flat, the next ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    Changing a Flat Tire If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel ...hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: (Continued) {CAUTION: Changing a tire can be dangerous. The vehicle can ... rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire on the other side, at the opposite ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is located in the trunk. 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine 1. Lift the trunk liner and place the plastic hook in the lip of the trunk lid. 2.2L L4 Engine 5-74
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    2.2L L4 Engine 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine 5-75
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    2. Remove the nut that holds down the spare tire. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-83. 3. Remove the spare tire by placing your hands at the four and eight o'clock positions. Gently pull it up and out of the trunk. For vehicles equipped with the 2.0L supercharged engine, complete Step 4 first, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. If your vehicle is equipped with plastic wheel covers, use the wheel wrench to loosen the plastic wheel nut caps. Once you have loosened the plastic wheel nut caps with the wheel wrench, you can finish loosening them with your fingers. The ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. {CAUTION: 3. Position the jack lift head at the jack location nearest the flat ... inches (17.8 cm) rearward from the front wheel opening. The rear location is about 2 inches (5.1 cm) forward of the rear wheel opening. Make sure ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    {CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose... could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from ... the wheel-mounting surface. {CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop ... torque wrench to the proper torque specification. See Capacities and Specifications on page 5-100 for ... sequence and to the proper torque specification. See Capacities and Specifications on page 5-100 for the...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools {CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. 2.2L L4 Engine 5-81
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    To store a flat or spare tire and tools, do the following: 1. Remove the stow bolt extension rod and sleeve from the jack. 2. Reattach the wheel wrench to the jack. 3. Place the flat tire face down into the spare tire hub. Avoid scraping the aluminum wheel, if equipped, on the hold-down bolt. 4. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... spare tire is correctly inflated. The compact spare is made to perform well at speeds up to 65 mph (105 km/h) for ... be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. Always open the doors or windows of the vehicle when cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean the vehicle: ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...Do not use any of these products unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these... scratch the glass and/or cause damage to the rear window defogger. When cleaning the glass on your vehicle, use... ventilation by opening your vehicle's doors and windows. Dust may be removed from small buttons and ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... dirt. For liquid cleaners, about 20 drops per gallon (3.78 L) of water is a good guide. • For solid dry soils: remove as much as possible and then vacuum. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with water or club soda. 2....
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... lifters or removers on plastic surfaces. Many commercial cleaners and coatings that are sold to preserve and protect soft plastic surfaces may permanently change the appearance and feel of your interior and are not recommended. Do not use silicone or wax-based products, or those containing organic ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. You can get approved cleaning products from your Saturn retailer. See Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials on page 5-... calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... years. You can help to keep the paint finish looking new by keeping your vehicle garaged... wheels only. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of the vehicle. Do not use ... stick to the wiper blades and affect their performance. Clean the blade by wiping vigorously with a cloth ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...be repaired with touch-up materials available from your Saturn retailer. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected in your Saturn retailer's body and paint shop. Tires To clean the ... dressing products on your vehicle may damage the paint finish and/or tires. When applying a tire ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... and small, irregular dark spots etched into the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Saturn will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... Polishing Cloth Wax-Treated Tar and Road Oil Remover Chrome Cleaner and Polish White ... and exterior polishing cloth. Removes tar, road oil and asphalt. Use on chrome or stainless steel. ... no wiping necessary. Medium foaming shampoo. Cleans and lightly waxes. Biodegradable and phosphate free. Quickly ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You will...find the following: VIN Model designation Paint information Production options and special equipment Be... also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-58. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers in the fuse panel protect the power windows and other power accessories. When the current load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...ELECT BCM (PWR) DASH LIGHTER PARK CLUSTER PWR WINDOWS STOP Usage Fuel Pump Relay Ignition Switch, Body Control Module (BCM) Entry Control, Trunk Release Instrument Panel, Dimming Switch Cigar Lighter Headlamp Switch Instrument Panel Cluster Power Window Switches Stoplamp (Brake) Switch 5-94
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ..., Entertainment Ignition Switch Cruise Control Switches, EPS Unit Auxiliary Power Outlet Power Sunroof, OnStar Mirror Relay ALC/... Control), Cigar Lighter, Headlamp Switch, License Lamp Fuel Pump Power Windows, Sunroof, Radio, Wiper/Washer Switch, Accessory Power Outlet Climate Control (HVAC Blower, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... Module Engine Control Module Canister Purge Solenoid, Canister Vent Solenoid, Low Coolant Switch, Oxygen Sensors Electric Ignition Control Module, Charging System, Neutral Stop Back-Up Switch Not Used Transaxle Transaxle Control Module, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... Anti-lock Brake System, Traction Control Module Body Control Module 2 Not Used Electric Power Steering Air Pump Relay Fuse Cooling Fan Crank Body Control Module 1A Body ... Fan Engine Control Module Wiper System 1 Wiper System 2 Rear Window Defogger Usage Air Conditioning Diode Not...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... Module Engine Control Module Usage Canister Purge Solenoid, Canister Vent Solenoid, Low Coolant Switch, Oxygen Sensors Electric Ignition Control Module, Charging System, Neutral Stop Back-Up Switch Not Used Engine Control Module Boost ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Usage Not Used Electric Power Steering Cooling Fan 2 Cooling Fan 1 Crank Body Control Module 1A Body Control Module (IGN 3) ... Engine Cooling Fan 1 Engine Control Module Wiper System 1 Wiper System 2 Rear Window Defogger Diodes 35 § § 37 § 36 ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System Intercooler System (2.0L L4 Supercharged) Engine Oil with Filter 2.2L L4 Engine 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine Fuel Tank Transaxle Manual Automatic Wheel Nut Torque All capacities are approximate. When adding, be ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Engine Specifications Engine 2.2L L4 (L61) 2.0L L4 Supercharged VIN Code F P Transaxle Manual Automatic Manual Spark Plug Gap 0.045 inches (1.1 mm) 0.039 inches (1.0 mm) 5-101
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ✍ NOTES 5-102
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-9 At Least Once a Month ...6-......6-2 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Using the Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-8 6-1
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change as recommended. Your Vehicle and... covered by warranty. Using the Maintenance Schedule We at Saturn want to help you keep your vehicle... have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Saturn retailer. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... jobs. When you go to your Saturn retailer for your service needs, you will know that Saturn-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine Saturn parts. • are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal driving ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... repairs done before you or anyone else drives the vehicle. We recommend the use of genuine Saturn parts. be reset. Your Saturn retailer has Saturn-trained service technicians who will perform this work using genuine Saturn parts and reset the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    Scheduled Maintenance Service Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 5-15. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil Life System on page 5-20. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any leaks or damage. See footnote (j). Inspect engine air cleaner fi...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... system for loose or damaged components. Replace engine air cleaner filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-22. Change automatic transaxle fluid (severe service). See footnote (h). Change automatic transaxle fluid (normal service). Replace spark plugs. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...d) Service and Miles (Kilometers) Engine cooling system service (or every five years, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. See footnote (i). Except 2.0L L4 Supercharged ... engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. See footnote (m). 2.0L L4 Supercharged engine...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...have them replaced if they are cracked, swollen, or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings, and clamps; replace with genuine Saturn parts as needed. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap and cleaning the...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... regularly under dusty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change. (m) Visually inspect belt for fraying, excessive cracks,...safety, dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. Your Saturn retailer can assist you with these checks and services. Be sure any necessary ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    .... Check to make sure the spare tire is stored securely. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-73. Intercooler Coolant Level Check (2.... Tire Wear Inspection Tire rotation may be required for high mileage highway drivers prior to the Engine Oil Life System service notification. Check the tires for wear...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the vehicle starts in any other position, contact your Saturn retailer for service. On manual transaxle vehicles, put the shift lever in ... starts when the clutch is not pushed all the way down, contact your Saturn retailer for service. 6-11
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), contact your Saturn retailer for service. • With an automatic transaxle, the ignition should turn to LOCK only... out only in LOCK. • With a manual transaxle, the key should come out only in LOCK. Contact your Saturn retailer if service is required. 6-12
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... running, shift to PARK (P). Then release the parking brake followed by the regular brake. Contact your Saturn retailer if service is required. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...for Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. GM Goodwrench® oil meets all the requirements for your vehicle. ... viscosity for your vehicle's engine, see Engine Oil on page 5-15. Usage Fluid/Lubricant The ... symbol. However, not all synthetic API oils with the starburst symbol will meet this GM standard. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474). Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (Saturn Part No. 21038869 or GM Part ... No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474). Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (Saturn Part No. 21038869 or GM Part... Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid (Saturn Part No. 21013073). DEXRON®-III ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...cation can be obtained from your dealer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 2.2L L4 Engine 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine Engine Oil Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Element Spark Plugs 2.2L L4 Engine 2.0L L4 ....5 cm) *AC Delco® Part Number **NGK Part Number Saturn Part Number 22679620 — ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on page 6-2. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 can be added on the following record pages. You should retain all maintenance receipts. ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-18
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-19
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-20
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...States Government ...7-8 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7-8 Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn ...7-8 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-9 Customer Assistance and Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...: Should you need additional assistance, contact the Saturn Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-553... Communication Centre at 1-800-263-1999. A Saturn Customer Assistance Center team member will handle ... phone numbers. If you wish to write to the Saturn Customer Assistance Center, our address ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...if you have a concern. STEP THREE: Both Saturn and its retailers are committed to making sure you ... Steps One and Two, Saturn and its retailers offer the additional assistance of a neutral party ... mileage and other factors. Saturn Corporation reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... for Text Telephone (TTY) Users To assist owners who have hearing difficulties, Saturn has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the ...s service history and maintenance schedule. • Find Saturn retailers for service nationwide. • Receive special promotions and privileges...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... in Canada call 1-800-268-6800. As the proud owner of a new Saturn vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Saturn Roadside Assistance Program. This ...determine your vehicle's eligibility, visit your Saturn retailer or call the Saturn Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-553-6000....
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... the coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Saturn reserves the right to make any changes or discontinue the Roadside Assistance program at any...battery jump start will be covered at no charge. • Saturn Retailer Locator Service In many instances, mechanical failures ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ..., has a number of sophisticated computer systems that monitor and control several aspects of the vehicle's performance. Your vehicle uses on-board...is equipped with OnStar®, please check the OnStar® subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data collection. 7-7
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying Saturn Corporation. If NHTSA receives similar ...cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your retailer or Saturn Corporation. To contact... us. U.S. customers can call the Saturn Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-553-6000...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Service Manuals A variety of publications are available to you. Saturn service manuals are written for trained technicians, and in some ...call toll free 1-800-2-SATURN or visit win.wallace.com/saturn to order on-line. In Canada, Saturn service manuals are available by calling toll free 1-800-551-4123...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ✍ NOTES 7-10
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    A Accessory Power Outlet(s) ...3-16 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-59 Additives, Fuel ...5-6 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...5-93 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ...5-22 Air Conditioning ...3-18, 3-20 Airbag Readiness Light ...3-28 Airbag Sensing and ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... ...4-8 Parking ...2-26 System Warning Light ...3-30 Brakes ...5-38 Braking ...4-5 Braking in Emergencies ...4-8 Break-In, New Vehicle ...2-16 Bulb...-Up Lamps ...5-54 Buying New Tires ...5-67 C California Fuel ...5-6 Canadian Owners ...ii Capacities and Specifications ...5-100 Carbon Monoxide ...2-...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    Change Engine Oil Message ...Check Engine Light ...Check Gage Message ...Check Gas Cap Message ...Checking Things Under the...Weatherstrips ...5-86 Windshield and Wiper Blades ...5-88 Climate Control System ...3-18, 3-20 Air Filter, Passenger Compartment ...3-23 Outlet Adjustment ...3-23 Clutch, ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... Reimbursement Program ...Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn ...Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...Lamp ...3-16 Door Delayed Locking ...2-8 Locks ...2-7 Power Door Locks ...2-8 Programmable Automatic Door... and Circuit Breakers ...Instrument Panel Fuse Block ...Power Windows and Other...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-22 Battery ...5-41 Change Oil Message ...3-41 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-33 Coolant ...5-24 ... ...5-12 Exhaust ...2-30 Oil ...5-15 Oil Life System ...5-20 Overheating ...5-28 Reduced Power Light ...3-37 Starting ...2-19 Enhanced ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... Headlamps ...3-13, 5-47, 5-48 Automatic Headlamp System ...3-14 Bulb Replacement ...5-47 Daytime ...3-20 Height Adjuster, Driver Seat ...1-3 Highbeam On Light ...3-37 Highway Hypnosis ...4-22 Hill ...Under ...5-10 Release ...5-11 Horn ...3-6 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...System Warning ...Highbeam On ...Malfunction Indicator ...Oil Pressure ...5-58 3-16 3-16 5-52 3-16 ....) Passlock® Warning ...3-37 Reduced Engine Power ...3-37 Safety Belt Reminder ...3-28 ... Delayed Locking ...2-8 Door ...2-7 Lockout Protection ...2-9 Power Door ...2-8 Programmable Automatic Door Locks...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...24 Operation ...2-24 Manual Windows ...2-13 Map Lamps ...3-16 Message Center ...3-39 Change Engine Oil ...3-41 Check Gage ...3-42 Check Gas Cap ...3-...41 Low Fuel Warning ...3-43 Low Traction ...3-40 Power Steering ...3-42 Service Vehicle ...3-43 Traction Off ...3-40 Transaxle...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    O Odometer ...3-27 Odometer, Trip ...3-27 Off-Road Recovery ...4-12 Oil Engine ...5-15 Pressure Light ...3-36 Oil, Engine Oil Life System ...5-20 Older Children, Restraints ...1-30 Online Owner Center ...7-4 OnStar® System, see OnStar® Manual ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... Spare Tire and Tools ...5-74 Replacement Bulbs ...5-55 Reporting Safety Defects Canadian Government ...7-8 Saturn ...7-8 United States Government ...7-8 Restraint System Check Checking the Restraint Systems ...1-59 Replacing Restraint System ...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... Driver Seat Height Adjuster ...1-3 Head Restraints ...1-5 Manual ...1-2 Manual Lumbar ...1-3 Passenger Folding Seatback ... Soon Light ...3-33 Publications Ordering Information ...7-9 Vehicle Message ...3-43 Servicing Your ... Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster ...1-22 Signals, Turn and Lane-Change ...3-7 11
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...Tires ...5-56 Aluminum Wheels, Cleaning ...5-88 Buying New Tires ...5-67 Chains ...5-71 Changing a Flat Tire ...5-73 Cleaning ...5-89 Compact Spare Tire ...5-83 ... Wheel Replacement ...5-69 When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-66 Top Strap ...1-39 Top Strap Anchor Location ...1-41 12
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... ...3-41 Fluid Hot Message ...3-41 Fluid, Manual ...5-24 Transaxle Operation, Automatic ...2-21 Transaxle Operation, Manual ...2-24 Transmission Up-Shift Light ...3-30 Trip Odometer ... Ajar Warning Message ...3-42 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...3-7 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...3-7 U...
  • 2005 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... and Tire Balance ...5-69 Replacement ...5-69 Where to Put the Restraint ...1-39 Windows ...2-13 Manual ...2-13 Power ...2-14 Windshield Wiper Blades, Cleaning ...5-88 Windshield Washer ...3-8 Fluid ...5-37 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-55 ...



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