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  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2007 Saturn ION Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...7 Front Seats ...8 Rear Seats ...16 Safety Belts ...18 Child Restraints ...41 Airbag System ...68 Restraint System Check ...84 Features and Controls ...87 Keys ...89 Doors and Locks ...94 Windows ...100 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...103 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...Tires ...Appearance Care ...Vehicle Identification ...Electrical System ...Capacities and Specifications ... 327 328 366 374 375 384 Maintenance Schedule ...387 Maintenance Schedule ...388 Customer...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... are on the road. If the vehicle is sold, leave this manual in the vehicle. Canadian Owners SATURN, the SATURN Emblem, and the name ION are registered trademarks of Saturn Corporation. GENERAL MOTORS and GM are registered trademarks of General Motors ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Index A good place to quickly locate information about the vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found. In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    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...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle: 6
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Restraint Systems ...84 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...85 7 Front Seats ...8 Manual Seats ...8 Driver Seat Height Adjuster ...9 Manual Lumbar ...9 Reclining Seatbacks ...10 Head Restraints ...13 Passenger Folding Seatback ...14 Rear Seats ...16...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Front Seats Manual Seats {CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could...seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Lift the bar located under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the ...
  • 2007 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 seat ... counterclockwise to increase or decrease the lumbar support. If your vehicle has a driver's seat height adjuster it, is located on the outboard side ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and ... pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked. Your seats have manual reclining seatbacks. The lever used to operate them is located on the outboard side of the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    To return the seatback to an upright position, do the following: 1. Lift the lever fully without applying pressure to the seatback and the seatback will return to the upright position. 2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked. To recline the seatback, do the following: 1. Lift ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    {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 you are reclined like this. The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    CAUTION: (Continued) Head Restraints The lap belt cannot do its job either. In a crash, the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... the head restraint up to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the restraint down. {CAUTION: If you ... on this seatback can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. Remove or secure all items before driving. 14
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... is locked into place. 4. Release the recliner lever and fold the seat forward until it locks in the folded position. Pull up on the seatback to be sure it is locked. 3. Lift the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, and fold the seat forward until the seatback disengages. 15
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... raise the seatback to an upright position, do the following: 1. Lift the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, and lift the seatback. 2. Push the seatback ... it is locked in place. 1. Open the trunk and pull one or both of the small handles located in the center of the trunk. 16
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle the safety belts and return them to their normal stowed position before folding a rear seat. {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...safety belt, and check that your passengers' belts are fastened properly too. 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...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...to remind you and your passengers to buckle your safety belts. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 166 and Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 166. In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels. 20
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    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... 21
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    or the instrument panel... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That is why safety belts make such good sense. 22
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Q: If I am a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? A: You may be an excellent driver, but if you are Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I am wearing a safety belt? A: You could be - whether ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    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 safety ..., you will want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We will start with the driver position. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, let it go back all the way and start again. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is... belt in a crash. See Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment (Sedan) on page 31. 6. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. 25
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies ... fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    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...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Incorrect positioning of the shoulder belt can reduce the effectiveness of ... can move the height adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...shoulder portion of the belt out all the way, you will engage the child restraint locking feature which may turn off the passenger's frontal airbag. If this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Rear Seat Passengers It is very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who are not safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder part. 34
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... 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 touching 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. 35
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides Rear shoulder belt comfort guides may provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for some adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide positions the belt away from the neck and head. To unlatch the belt, ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    .... See Split Folding Rear Seat on page 16 for instructions about how to fold the rear seatback. {CAUTION: If the seatback ... Return the rear seatback to its upright position and make sure it is latched into place. 2. Remove the guide located on the trim behind the seatback from its storage clip. Pull...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... 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 the guide. 5. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 6.... belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guide. Fold down the rear seatbacks. Store the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    .... Although you cannot see them, they are part of the safety belt assembly. They help tighten ... your safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash on page 85... attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. 40
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Child Restraints Older Children Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? A: An older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the hips, just...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...A: If the child is sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. Also see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides on page 36. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, move the child toward the safety belt buckle. In either case, be sure that ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    {CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In ...says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle. Every time infants and young ...s adult safety belts alone, unless there is no other choice. Instead, they need to ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    CAUTION: (Continued) 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. {CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...restraints. A: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle's owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a ... meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    Child Restraint Systems {CAUTION: The body structure of a young child is quite unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child's hip bones are still so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... add-on child restraint system is a portable one, which is purchased by the vehicle's owner. To help reduce injuries, an add-on child restraint must be secured ... it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be... on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...child restraint. Make sure the child is properly secured, following the instructions that came with that restraint. Because there are different systems, it is important to refer to the instructions that come with the restraint. A child can be endangered in a crash if the child is...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    .... Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger's frontal airbag if the system detects a rear-facing child restraint, no system is fail-safe, and no ...deploy under some unusual circumstance, even though it is turned off. We recommend that rear-facing child ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. When installing a child restraint with a top tether, you must also use either the lower anchors or the safety belts to...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Lower Anchors Top Tether Anchor Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating position that will accommodate a child restraint with lower attachments (B). A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle. A ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...some child restraints also have a top tether. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If the child restraint does not have a top ... not a kit is available. Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations i (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. j ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...anchors. j (Lower Anchor): Seating positions with two lower anchors. To assist you in locating the top tether anchors, the top tether anchor symbol is located on the trim cover. Rear Seat - Coupe For sedan models, each rear seating position has exposed metal ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    Sedan Coupe For sedan models, the top tether anchors are located under the trim covers on the rear window trim panel. ...attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top tether must be attached. There is no place to attach the top tether in this position. Accident ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchors, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. 58
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... and the safety belts. Refer to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors for the desired seating position. 1.2. Put the child restraint on the seat. 1.3. Attach and tighten ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... to the top tether anchor, if equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. 2.2. Pull ... and tighten the top tether according to your child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you are using does not have...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...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 ...vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 3. Push and pull the child restraint...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    3. Buckle the belt. Be sure the latch plate clicks when you put it into the buckle. This means you are using the correct buckle. Also, make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    6. If your child restraint manufacturer recommends using a top tether, attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor. Refer to the instructions that came with the child restraint and to Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 53. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... sensing system. The passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal ... Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal ... some unusual circumstance, even though it is turned off. We recommend that rear-facing ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...it will go before securing the forward-facing child restraint. See Manual Seats on page 8. If your child restraint has the ... it will go before securing the child restraint in this seat. See Manual Seats on page 8. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger's frontal ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 66
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... and the airbag is off, the off indicator on the instrument panel will be lit and stay lit when the key is turned to RUN or START. If a child restraint has been installed and the on indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall the...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...airbags. Wearing your safety belt during a crash helps reduce your chance of hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it. Airbags are "supplemental restraints" to the safety belts. All airbags are designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them. CAUTION: (Continued) 68
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... airbag inflation before and during a crash. Always wear your safety belt even with frontal airbags. The driver should sit as far back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. Frontal airbags for the driver and right front ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... Young Children on page 44. There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel cluster, which shows the airbag ...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 167 for more information....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    Where Are the Airbags? The right front passenger's frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 71
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    If your vehicle has a roof-mounted side impact airbag for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver, it is in the ceiling above the side windows. If your vehicle has a roof-mounted side impact airbag for the right front passenger and the person seated directly behind that ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... an occupant and an airbag, and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other airbag covering. And, if your ... threshold. Deployment thresholds take into account a variety of desired deployment and non-deployment events and are used to predict how severe a crash is ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    In addition, your vehicle has "dual stage" frontal airbags, which adjust the restraint according to crash severity. For moderate frontal impacts, the airbags inflate at a level less than full deployment. For more severe frontal impacts, full deployment occurs. If the front of your vehicle goes...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    In any particular crash, no one can say whether an airbag should have in�. collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side... and related hardware are all part of the airbag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...comes to rest. Some components of the airbag module - the steering wheel hub for the driver's airbag, the instrument ... the driver from seeing out of the windshield or being able to steer the vehicle, nor does it prevent people ... so. If you have breathing problems but cannot get out of the vehicle ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • Your vehicle has a crash ... Status Indicator on page 168. The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag under ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    .... Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger's frontal airbag if the system detects a rear-facing child restraint, no system is fail-safe, and no ...deploy under some unusual circumstance, even though it is turned off. We recommend that rear-facing child ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... seat. The passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal ... system. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger's frontal ... installed and the on indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...small adults, the passenger sensing system may or may not turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag, depending upon...off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. If this happens, turn the vehicle off and ask the person to place the seatback in ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    {CAUTION: If the airbag readiness light in the instrument panel cluster ever comes on and ... system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person ... protection of the frontal airbag. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 167 for more on this, including important ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... not want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your retailer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 425. 82
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...: For up to 10 seconds, after the ignition is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an airbag... to follow proper service procedures, and make sure the person performing work for you... are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...system does not need regular maintenance. A: Changing or moving any parts of the front seats, safety belts, the airbag sensing and diagnostic module, steering wheel,... Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page 410...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... may not work properly. You may have to replace the airbag module in the steering wheel, both the airbag module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's ...). Do not open or break the airbag coverings. Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash {CAUTION: A crash ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...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 driverମ., or if your airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle or while you are driving. See ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...-In ...104 Ignition Positions ...105 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...108 Starting the Engine ...108 Automatic Transaxle Operation ...110 Manual Transaxle Operation ...... (Coupe) ...97 Trunk ...98 Windows ...100 Manual Windows ...100 Power Windows ...101 Sun Visors ...102 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...134 Sunroof ...135 Mirrors ...122 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display ...122 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display ...125 Outside Remote Control Mirror ...128 Outside Power Mirrors ...128 Outside Convex Mirror ...129 88
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons, children or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The windows will function with the keys in the ignition and they could be seriously ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...closer during rainy or snowy weather. • Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking ... again. • Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See "Battery Replacement" under ... are still having trouble, see your retailer or a qualified technician for service. Remote...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... you when you go to your retailer. When the retailer matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining transmitters must ... an instant panic alarm. Press the horn symbol when the ignition is turned off. The horn will sound and the parking lamps and dome lamp will flash for up to two ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...the battery is weak if the transmitter will not work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it is probably time to change the battery. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... your vehicle. Locking your doors can help prevent this from happening. There are several ways to lock your vehicle. To lock a door from the outside, turn the key toward the front of the vehicle or use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, if your vehicle has one. {CAUTION: Unlocked doors can...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... the inside, move the manual lock knob above the door handle or use the power door lock ...the actual locking of the doors for up to five seconds when the power door lock switch or Remote Keyless Entry ... immediately, press the lock button a second time. Power Door Locks Press the top of the switch to ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...vehicles with an automatic transaxle, or the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h) for vehicles with a manual transaxle. The doors will automatically unlock when the ignition is turned off. To turn the automatic door locking feature on or off, do the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ..., if the vehicle has one, the power door lock switch, or by lifting the rear door manual lock. 2. Open the door from the outside. To cancel the rear door ... by pressing and holding the power door lock in the lock position for three seconds. Then use the handle located on the front ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... wiring or other cable connections must pass through the seal between the body 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 will force outside air into your vehicle. See ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. Manual Windows If your vehicle has manual windows, use the window crank to open and close each window. 100
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move....the window lockout button to prevent unintentional operation of the windows. If your vehicle has power windows, switches located on the driver's door armrest control each of ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... the switch. Passenger Visor Safety Belt Clip (Coupe) Window Lockout 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 windows. Press ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... can only be enabled by the retailer. If enabled, the system will arm itself one minute after the ignition is turned off and the driver's door has been opened and .... Passlock® enables fuel if the ignition lock cylinder is turned with a valid key. If a correct key is not used or...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...to release the key from START as soon as the engine starts. If the engine is running and the security light comes on, you will be able to restart ... to check the fuses, see Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 375. See your retailer for service. Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle Break-In ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...: If you have a manual transaxle removing the key from the ignition switch will lock the steering column and ...of ability to steer the vehicle. This could cause a collision. If you need to turn the engine off while ... key is all the way in. If it is, turn the steering wheel left and right while you turn...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    R (RUN): This is the position the switch returns to after you start your engine and release the switch. The ... the ACC or RUN position with the engine off. You may not be able to start your vehicle if the ... the key in the ignition while your vehicle is parked. You may not be able to start your vehicle ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...plunger toward the driver's door while turning the ignition key to LOCK. Remove the key. 2. Using a tool, pry off the cover from the bottom of the steering column. Have your vehicle serviced at your retailer as soon as possible. 107
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ..., power windows, sunroof and the rear power outlet to work after the ignition is turned off. Your radio will work when the ...Do not race the engine immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and transaxle gently until the oil warms up and lubricates all moving parts. Your vehicle has a Computer...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... ACC (Accessory) or LOCK. Notice: Holding your key in START for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause ... or damaging your starter. 2. If it does not start, wait about 15 seconds and try again to .... If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... Operation If your vehicle has an automatic transaxle, the shift lever is located on the console between the seats. There are several different positions for the ... position locks your front wheels. It is the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle cannot move easily. 110...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Make sure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic ... gear to back up. Notice: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could ... speed. Notice: Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while the engine is running at high speed may ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... your vehicle. If you need more power for passing, and you are: • Going less than... would otherwise accelerate due to steepness of grade. If constant upshifting or downshifting occurs while ...brakes, or parking brake to hold the vehicle in place. Manual Transaxle Operation This is your shift pattern....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... shift to NEUTRAL. NEUTRAL: Use this position when you start or idle your engine. REVERSE (R): To back up... Let up on the clutch pedal slowly while pressing the accelerator pedal. To back up a Red Line... Let up on the clutch pedal slowly while pressing the accelerator pedal. Notice: Shifting to REVERSE ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...For information on operating the illuminated ladder tachometer, see Tachometer on page 165. Up-Shift Light If you have a manual transaxle, you may have an up-shift light. This light, located on the instrument panel cluster, will show you when to shift to the...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... 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. 115
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... brake. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) by holding the button on the shift lever and pushing the lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running Torque Lock If you are parking on a hill and you do not shift your transaxle into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in the transaxle. You may find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... button before moving the shift lever. Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle) Before leaving your vehicle, fully press ... in REVERSE (R) with the clutch pedal pressed in, you can turn the ignition key to LOCK, remove the key, and release the clutch. See Manual Transaxle Operation on page 112. 118
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Parking Over Things That Burn {CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves, dry grass, or other things that can burn. 119
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Engine Exhaust CAUTION: (Continued) {CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you cannot see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: • The exhaust system sounds strange or different. • Your vehicle gets ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Running the Engine While Parked It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some ... see Towing a Trailer on page 259. {CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier caution under ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... both appear in the display at the same time. Temperature and Compass Display Press the on/off button, located to the far left, briefly to turn the comp/temp display on or off. If the display reads CAL, the compass needs to be calibrated. See ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...six seconds until the green light comes on, indicating that the mirror is in automatic dimming mode. 2. Turn off the automatic dimming mirror ...for approximately six seconds until the green indicator light turns off. Compass Calibration The compass may need calibration from time to time. In order to ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...compass variance do the following: 1. Find your current location and variance zone number on the following zone map. 2. Press and hold the on/off button until a zone number appears in ... compass is now in zone mode. 3. Keep pressing the on/off button until the desired zone number appears ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... reading is displayed, please consult your Saturn retailer. Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror ... will dim to the proper level to minimize glare from lights behind you after dark. The mirror .... Yb: This is the compass/temperature button. Briefly press this button to turn the display on or off. 125
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... turn the automatic dimming feature on or off. The indicator light to the left of the button will turn on to indicate when the feature is on. Once the mirror is turned off, it will remain off until it is turned back on, or until the vehicle is restarted. Compass ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... north. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, your compass could give false readings. To adjust for compass variance: 1. Find your current location and variance zone number on the following zone map. 2. Press and hold the compass/temperature button for six seconds until a zone number ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing. Outside Power Mirrors The controls are located on the driver's door armrest. Outside Remote...the mirror you want to adjust; then press the dots located on the four-way control pad to adjust the mirror...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    .... Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. The passenger's side mirror is convex. A convex mirror's ...call to OnStar® Emergency advisors who can request emergency services be sent to your location. If you lock your keys in the vehicle, call OnStar® at 1-888-4-...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...an advisor. Some OnStar® services (such as Remote Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance) may not be available until you register with OnStar®. Available Services with...(If equipped) Link to Emergency Services Roadside Assistance Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance AccidentAssist ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... All Safe and Sound Plan Services • Driving Directions - Advisor delivered or OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation (If equipped) • RideAssist • Information and Convenience Services OnStar® ... 1-888-4-ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827). OnStar® Steering Wheel Controls Your vehicle may be ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... location so that we can provide you with location-based services. OnStar® service cannot work unless your vehicle is in ... must have a working electrical system (including adequate battery power) for the OnStar® equipment to operate. There are other problems OnStar® cannot control that may prevent...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...of your radio to hear the OnStar® advisor. If the light next to the OnStar® buttons is red, this means that... should be checked by a dealer. If the light appears clear (no light is appearing), your OnStar® ... lid of the center console forward for additional arm support. Storage Areas Glove Box Open ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...lose control. What you are carrying could be violently torn off, and this could cause you or other drivers ...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 250. To prevent damage ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... to the vent position. If the sunshade is closed, it must be opened manually in the vent position. Press and hold the switch rearward ... failure. The sunroof will only operate while the ignition is on, or turned to ACC, or if Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ✍ NOTES 136
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...System (With Air Conditioning) ...157 Outlet Adjustment ...160 Passenger Compartment Air Filter ...161 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ...163 Instrument ... ...153 Battery Run-Down Protection ...153 Accessory Power Outlet(s) ...153 Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter ...154 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...Light ...177 Passlock® Warning Light ...178 Reduced Engine Power Light ...178 Highbeam On Light ...179 Fuel Gage ...179 Boost Gage ...180...Transaxle Fluid Hot Message ...183 Change Engine Oil Message ...183 Check Gage Message ...184 Power Steering Message ...184 Trunk Ajar Warning Message ...184 138
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    ✍ NOTES 139
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    Instrument Panel Overview 140
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... A. Air Outlets. See Outlet Adjustment on page 160. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever. See Turn Signal... Shift Lever. See Automatic Transaxle Operation on page 110 or Manual Transaxle Operation on page 112 Manual Transaxle Operation. P. Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator. See Passenger Airbag Status ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    .... Horn Press near or on the horn symbols on your steering wheel pad to sound the horn. Tilt Wheel Press...hazard warning flashers are on, the turn signals do not work. The hazard warning flashers work no matter ... switch. A tilt wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever To ... in place. The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: • Turn and Lane-Change Signals • Headlamps • ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all ...automatically. An arrow on the instrument panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. As you signal ... know you left the turn signal on. To signal a lane change, just raise or lower...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    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...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...Wiper Lever 9 (Off): Put the lever in this position to turn off the wipers. & (Delay): Put the lever in this position to set a delay between wipes... away snow or ice to prevent an overload. The lever on the right side of the steering column operates the windshield wipers. 7 (Mist): Pull the lever ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads. The cruise control buttons are located on the steering wheel. 147
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    .../Off): 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....instrument panel cluster will also go out indicating cruise is no longer engaged. To return to your previously set speed,...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    .... • Disengage the cruise control but do not turn it off. Accelerate to a higher speed and reset the cruise control. • ...end the cruise control session, step lightly on the brake pedal or tap the clutch if your vehicle has a manual transaxle. Stepping on the brake pedal or clutch will only end the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    Erasing Speed Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control .... AUTO mode will turn the exterior lamps on and off depending upon how much light is available outside of..., you will hear a warning chime. 9 (Off): Turn the control to this position to turn off all lamps, ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... other lamps that come on with the headlamps will also come on. When the headlamps are turned off, the regular lamps will go off, and the turn signal lamps will come on. Automatic Headlamp System If you ... enough. Your vehicle may have a light sensor located on top of the instrument panel. Make ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... 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 or off. When using fog lamps, the parking lamps or low-...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... light will then gradually dim until it is no longer lit. Accessory Power Outlet(s) The accessory ...cellular phone or CB radio. The accessory power outlets are located in the middle and rear of the center ...Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 108. Map Lamps These lamps are located on the headliner ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...equipment on for extended periods will drain the battery. Always turn off electrical equipment when not in use ... 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....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... can be found later in this section. Operation To change the current mode, select one of the following: A (Fan): Turn the center knob clockwise or ... than off, the fan will run continuously with the ignition on. 9 (Off): To turn the fan off, turn the knob all the way counterclockwise to the off ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...rear window defogger is activated. The rear window defogger will turn off approximately 15 minutes after the... defogger will only run for approximately five minutes before turning off. The defogger can also be... off by pressing the button again or by turning off the engine. Notice: Do not use anything ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... on defogging and defrosting can be found later in this section. Operation To change the current mode, select one of the following: H (Vent): ... speed. In any setting other than off, the fan will run continuously with the ignition on. The fan must be turned on to run the air conditioning compressor....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... Conditioning): Press this button to turn the air-conditioning system on or off. When this button is pressed, an indicator light above the button... to become too dry. To prevent this from happening, after the air in your vehicle has cooled, turn off the recirculation by pressing the button again. 158
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... moisture from the air, so you may sometimes notice a small amount of water dripping underneath your vehicle while idling or after turning off the engine. This is normal. Turn the left knob to select the defog or defrost mode. - (Defog): This mode ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...louvers located on the air outlets to change the direction of the airflow. < (Rear): Press the button to turn ...window defogger is activated. The rear window defogger will turn off approximately 15 minutes after ... will only run for approximately five minutes before turning off. The defogger can also...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    Passenger Compartment Air Filter Passenger compartment air is routed through a passenger compartment filter. The fi... of routine scheduled maintenance. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 391 for replacement intervals. See your retailer for details on changing the filter. To find out what type of ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    4. Open the passenger compartment air filter door by reaching through the opening in 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. 6. Install the new filter with the AIR FLOW arrow pointing downward. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ..., Gages, and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages on your vehicle. The pictures help to locate them. Warning lights and gages can signal that ...on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    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, ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Your odometer is located in your message center, and shows how far your vehicle has been ...a message(s) is shown, clear each message by pressing the trip/reset button located to the right of the speedometer. See Message Center on page 182 for more ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for several seconds to remind people to ...for several more. Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light Several seconds after the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will sound for several seconds to remind the front ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... system, see Airbag System on page 68. This light will come on when you start your vehicle, and it will... is ready. If the airbag readiness light stays on after you start the vehicle or comes on when you are ... your vehicle serviced right away if the airbag readiness light stays on after you start your ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... that the passenger sensing system has not turned off the passenger's frontal airbag. A child ... to RUN or START, the passenger airbag status indicator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and... seconds, the status indicator will light either ON or OFF, or either the on or off symbol to let you...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...Even though the passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the passenger's frontal airbag if ..., it means that the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger's frontal... on, or if there are no lights at all, there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... light is not functioning properly. If this light comes on while you are driving, be sure to turn off accessories such as the radio and climate control system. ... States Only See Manual Transaxle Operation on page 112 for more information. Brake System Warning Light Up-Shift Light ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... fully released, it means you have a brake problem. The BRAKE light will also come on to indicate a low brake ... for more information. If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the road and stop ... released. Turn the ignition off and wait several seconds to restart vehicle, if the light is ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... over when it is safe to do so. 2. Be sure the vehicle is in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the ignition. 4. Then restart the engine. If the light remains on after resetting the ...to warn you if there is a problem. If the light stays on longer than a few seconds after you start your engine, or ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... these conditions. This does not require engine or transaxle service. If your engine control system detects ... way hot or cold. The engine cooling fan will be turned on to protect the engine and transaxle. See ... air conditioning is off, let the engine idle for a few minutes, then turn off the engine. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... system on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. • Light On Steady - An emission control ... your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. If the Light Is Flashing The following may ...If the light is still flashing, follow the previous steps, and see your retailer for service ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... off. Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water? If so,... trips should turn the light off. Have you recently changed brands of fuel?... cause the light to turn on. If you experience one or more of these conditions, change ... of the above steps have made the light turn off, your retailer can check ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... inspection. Oil Pressure Light If you have a low engine oil pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start your engine, or come on ... receiving enough oil. The engine could be low on oil, or could have some other oil problem. Have it fixed immediately. 177
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. Reduced Engine Power Light This light will come on briefly when you start the engine. This light, along with the service ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    The 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 time you drive your vehicle. If this light stays on, see your ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    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 little more or less fuel to fill up than the gage indicated. For example, the gage ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...three seconds. The lights will flash three times. To turn the lights off or on, press and release any stem. Canada If your vehicle has this gage, it is located on the steering column. This gage indicates vacuum during light to moderate throttle and boost under heavier throttle....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... (ETS) on page 226 for more information. Changing the Language (Canada Only) Vehicles first... in either English or French. To change the language, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press the trip... will be displayed briefly when the system has been turned off. See Enhanced Traction System...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ..., or set to a desired speed. See Cruise Control on page 147 for more information. Change Engine Oil Message When the CHG OIL message is displayed, it means that service is required for your vehicle. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 391 and Engine Oil ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... Steering Message If the PWR STR message is displayed, a problem has been detected with the electric power steering. If you suspect electric power steering problems and/or the PWR STR message is on, see your retailer for service and repair. Trunk Ajar ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... Error Message When the ERROR message is displayed, there is a problem with your odometer system. Low Fuel ...liters) of fuel left. See your retailer for service and repair if this message is displayed.... is filled to more than 3.3 gallons (11.5 liters), this message will no longer be displayed. 185
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... on page 218. By taking a few moments to read this manual and get familiar with your vehicle's audio ... to your favorite stations using the presets and steering wheel controls if the vehicle has them.... your favorite radio stations using the presets and steering wheel controls if the vehicle has them....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...system can be played even after the ignition is turned off. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 108 for more ... by following these steps: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC (accessory) or RUN. Press the power knob, located in the center of the radio, to turn the radio on. 2. Press the clock button...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... time and date. To set the time and date, follow these instructions: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC (accessory) or RUN. Press the power knob, located in the center of the radio, to turn the radio on. 2. Press the clock button and the HR, MIN, MM, DD...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    To set the time and date, follow these instructions: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC (accessory) or RUN. Press the power knob, located in the center of the radio, to turn the radio on. 2. Press the MENU button. Once the clock option is displayed. 3. Press the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... SEEK arrow again to stop scanning. Playing the Radio O (Power/Volume): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. Turn this knob clockwise to ... the previous volume setting whenever the radio is turned on. You can still manually adjust the volume by using the volume knob....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...up. The player pulls it in and the CD should begin playing. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where it stopped, if it was the last...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... symbol appears on the radio display. As each new track starts to play, the track number appears on the display. The ... on page 215 for more information. If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD. ... SEEK ¨: Press the left SEEK arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than ten ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... arrow symbol appears on the display. Press RPT again to turn off repeat play. \ FWD (Fast Forward):... appears on the display. 2. Press the same pushbutton again to turn off random play. The random icon disappears ... audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, "No Aux" displays. 193
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD-R. • The label may be... down and provide it to your retailer when reporting the problem. 194 Using the Auxiliary Input Jack Your radio system has an auxiliary input jack located on the lower right side of the faceplate. This is not ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    O (Power/Volume): Turn this knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the volume of the portable player. You may need to do ... audio device is playing. The portable audio device continues playing, so you may want to stop it or power it off. CD/AUX (CD/Auxiliary): Press this button to ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... that causes the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station. Playing the Radio O (Power/Volume): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...(Information) (XM™ Satellite Radio Service, MP3, and RDS Features): Press the information ...information about that label is displayed. When information is not available, No Info displays. FAV (Favorites): A maximum ... using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls (if equipped). See...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...1. Press the MENU button to display the radio setup menu. 2. Press the pushbutton located below the FAV 1-6 label. 3. Select the desired number of favorites pages by pressing the pushbutton located below the displayed page numbers. 4. Press the FAV button, or let the...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... to select preset equalization settings. To return to the manual mode, press the EQ button until ... displays or start to manually adjust the bass, midrange, or treble by pressing the tune knob. Finding ...nd XM™ channels within a desired category, perform the following: 1. Press the BAND button until ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... button to display the radio setup menu. 2. Press the pushbutton located below the XM CAT label. 3. Turn the tune knob to display the category you want removed. 4. Press the pushbutton located under the Remove label until the category name along with the word Removed ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... to cancel loading more CDs. If the ignition or radio is turned off, with a CD in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD starts playing where ...CDs on page 215 for more information. If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD. 201...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... and keep the CD player and the loading slot free of foreign materials, liquids, and debris. If ... for two seconds to eject all discs. f (Tune): Turn this knob to select tracks on the CD currently playing. ... SEEK ¨: Press the left SEEK arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than ten ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...Random Current Disc is displayed. Press the pushbutton again to turn off random play. • To play tracks from ...All Discs displays. Press the same pushbutton again to turn off random play. BAND: Press this .... If a portable audio player is not connected, "No Input Device Found" displays. Playing an...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be... down and provide it to your retailer when reporting the problem. 204 Using the Auxiliary Input Jack Your radio system has an auxiliary input jack located on the lower right side of the faceplate. This is not an...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    O (Power/Volume): Turn this knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the volume of the portable player. You may need to ... audio device is playing. The portable audio device will continue playing, so you may want to stop it or power it off. CD/AUX (CD/Auxiliary): Press this button to...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... order to reduce the complexity and confusion in trying to locate a particular folder during playback. • Make sure...can cause the disc not to function in the player. Change playlists by using the previous and next ...seek buttons. An MP3 CD-R that was recorded using no file folders can also be played....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... only playlists and compressed audio files, but no folders, all files are located under the root folder. The folder down and... contains compressed audio files. The empty folder does not display. No Folder When the CD-R contains only compressed files, the files are located under the root folder. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... the filename does not display. If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD-R in the player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD-R starts to play ... CDs on page 215 for more information. If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ..., and keep the CD player and the loading slot free of foreign materials, liquids, and debris. Do ... for two seconds to eject all discs. f (Tune): Turn this knob to select MP3 files on the CD-R currently ... SEEK ¨: Press the left SEEK arrow to go to the start of the current MP3 file, if more than ten ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... the RDM label until Random Current Disc displays. Press the same pushbutton again to turn off random play. 2. To play songs from all CDs loaded in a ... press the pushbutton positioned under the RDM label until Randomize All Discs displays. Press the same pushbutton again to turn off random play. 210
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    .... Continue pressing either button until the desired artist displays. To change from playback by artist to playback by album, press the pushbutton located below the Sort By ... audio player. If a portable audio player is not connected, "No Aux Input Device" displays. 211
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...text data. No action is needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned.... (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/Feature ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    Radio Display Message No CAT Info No Information CAT Not Found XM... category Theft lock active Action Required No category information is available at this time on this channel....time on this channel. The system is working properly. There are no channels available for the selected category. The system ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... is interference or static, unplug the item from the accessory power outlet. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives digital ... the radio. If static is received while listening to the radio, unplug the cellular phone and turn it off. FM Stereo FM stereo gives the best sound...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...with water, and clean it. Make sure the wiping process starts from the center to the edge. Do not touch the bottom side of a CD while handling it; ... Satellite Radio Antenna System The XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is located on the roof of your vehicle. Keep this antenna clear of snow...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ✍ NOTES 216
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... System (ABS) ...223 Braking in Emergencies ...225 Enhanced Traction System (ETS) ...226 Limited-Slip Differential ...227 Steering ...227 Off-Road Recovery ...230 Passing ...231 Loss of Control ...233 Racing or Other Competitive Driving ...234 Driving at ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... 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 ... resulting injury. Ask a passenger to help do these things, or pull off the road in a safe place to do them. These simple defensive driving ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    According to the American Medical Association, a 180 lb (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4 ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... 12 times greater; at a level of 0.15 percent, the chance is 25 times greater! The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I will be careful" is not the right answer. What if there is an emergency, a ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... you can lose control of your vehicle. See Enhanced Traction System (ETS) on page 226. Adding non-Saturn accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 270. Average reaction time is about three...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... assist is used up, it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push. Adding non-Saturn accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 270. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ABS can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. This can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard. Let us say the road is wet and you are ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ..., use a "squeeze" braking technique. This will give you maximum braking while maintaining steering control. You can do this by pushing on the brake ... you hear or feel the wheels sliding, ease off the brake pedal. This will help you retain steering control. If you do have ABS, it is different. See...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...lose traction. When this happens, the system reduces engine power and may also upshift the transaxle... automatically comes on whenever you start your vehicle. The light on the traction control button... 249. To turn the system on or off, press the enhanced traction system button located on the instrument...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... back on at any time by pressing the button again. The TRAC OFF message will no longer be displayed. Adding non-Saturn accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 270 for more information. Steering ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there is no traction, ... accelerate. Those two control systems - steering and acceleration - can overwhelm those places where... ever happens? Ease up on the brake or accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the way you want ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... until you are out of the curve, and then accelerate gently into the straightaway. Adding non-Saturn accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on page 270. Steering in Emergencies There are times ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... fairly easy. Ease off the 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 ... right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn the steering wheel to go straight down the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...-lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes ... see a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken center ... too close to the vehicle you want to pass while you are awaiting an opportunity. For one thing, ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and do ...If the way is clear to pass, you will have a running start that more than makes up for the distance you would... glance over your shoulder, and start your left lane change signal before moving out of...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... is also best handled by easing your foot off the accelerator pedal. If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the accelerator pedal and quickly steer the way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your vehicle may straighten out. Always be...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    While driving on a surface with reduced traction, try your best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration, or braking, including reducing vehicle speed by shifting to .... After reviewing your warranty book, please see the GM Performance Parts website or catalog and contact the race ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...If you are tired, pull off the road in a safe place and rest. No one can see as well at night as ... film caused by dust. Dirty glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than clean... repeatedly. Remember that the headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... wise to go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may get wet suddenly when...when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you cannot stop, accelerate, or turn as well because your tire-...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... of water or a car wash, apply the brake pedal lightly until the brakes work normally. Driving too fast ... going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. ... are going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. 237
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Driving Through Flowing Water Some Other Rainy Weather Tips • Besides slowing down, allow some extra following distance. And be especially careful when you pass another vehicle. Allow yourself more clear room ahead, and be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray. • Have good tires ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... light as a warning signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors, and glance over your shoulder ... Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    .... Of course, you will find experienced and able service experts at Saturn retailers all across the United States and Canada. They will be ready and willing to ... Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? • Lamps:...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... and to the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your instruments frequently. • 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...uid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system, and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. {CAUTION: Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. The brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down. They ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... like a stalled car or an accident. • You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks area, or winding roads. Be alert to these and take appropriate action....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth, and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...Enhanced Traction System (ETS), it will improve your ability to accelerate when driving on a slippery road. Even if your ...Under certain conditions, you may want to turn the ETS off, such as when driving through deep snow ... But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...Brake so your wheels always keep rolling and you can still steer. • Whatever your braking system, allow greater following distance on any ... you are on it. Try not to brake while you are actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers. If You Are Caught in a Blizzard If you are stopped by ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged. 248
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... while. Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel really...If the stuck condition is too severe for the ETS to free the vehicle, turn the ETS off and use the rocking method. 249
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out First, turn the steering wheel left and right. That will clear the area around the front wheels. If your vehicle has... back and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear, or with a manual transaxle, between FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and REVERSE (R), ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...s center pillar (B-pillar). With the driver’s door open, you will find the label attached below 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. 251
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit 1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX..., 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    Example 1 Item A B C Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 2 = Available ... lbs (136 kg) 700 lbs (317 kg) Item A B C Example 2 Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 5 = ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...Label Example 3 Item A B C 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. 254...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...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 ...your vehicle can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. • Put things in the trunk of your vehicle. In ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your retailer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See...things to consider before you do recreational vehicle towing: • What is the towing capacity of the towing vehicle? Be sure you read the tow vehicle manufacturer's...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    .... Once you have reached your destination, be sure to replace this fuse back into its original location. Notice: If you exceed 65 mph (105 km/h) while towing ... do the following: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition key to ACC (Accessory) to unlock the steering wheel. 257
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...you have an automatic transaxle, shift the transaxle to PARK (P). If you have a manual transaxle, shift the vehicle to SECOND (2). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a clamping device designed for towing. 5....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... different than just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe ... takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That is the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ..., do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the ... a trailer. Do not drive faster than the maximum posted speed for trailers, or no more than 55 mph (90 km/h), to save wear on ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...GVW because your vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See Loading Your Vehicle on page 250 for more information about your vehicle's maximum load capacity. If you are using a weight-carrying hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 10 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). If you ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch ... just enough slack so you can turn with your rig. And, never allow safety ... well, or at all. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes, so you will be able ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform (and ... mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and ...to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. On a long uphill grade, shift ... 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 are about to turn, change lanes or stop. 264
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... goes wrong, your rig could start to move. People can be injured, and ...t shift into PARK (P) for an automatic transaxle, or into gear for a manual transaxle. When parking uphill,... into PARK (P) for an automatic transaxle or REVERSE (R) for a manual transaxle. 5. Release the regular brakes. When You...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... 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 them ... on page 297. Changing a Tire When Trailer Towing If you get a flat tire while towing a ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... Hood ...278 Hood Release ...279 Engine Compartment Overview ...280 Engine Oil ...283 Engine Oil Life System ...288 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...290 Automatic Transaxle Fluid ...292 Manual Transaxle Fluid ...293 Hydraulic Clutch ...293
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...Finish Damage ...372 Underbody Maintenance ...372 Chemical Paint Spotting ...373 Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials ... (VIN) ...374 Service Parts Identification Label ...374 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...327...346 Wheel Replacement ...346 Tire Chains ...348 If a Tire Goes Flat ...349 Changing a ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...375 Floor Console Fuse Block ...376 Engine Compartment Fuse Block ...378 Capacities and Specifications ...384 ... ...375 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...375 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...375 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...these marks. Accessories and Modifications When you add non-Saturn accessories to your vehicle they can affect your vehicle's performance and safety,...for Saturn accessories, you will know that Saturn-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine Saturn ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts, and tools before you attempt ... service work, you should use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ... manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 425....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...keep the engine clean and maintain optimum vehicle performance, Saturn recommends the use of gasoline advertised as TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. The 8th digit of the...ow around it. This may cause wind noise and affect windshield washer performance. Check with your retailer before...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... Lamp on page 174. If this occurs, return to your authorized Saturn retailer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition is caused by ... an octane-enhancing additive called methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT). Saturn recommends against the use of gasolines containing MMT. See ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...and prevent most deposit-related problems. Gasolines containing oxygenates, such as ethers and ...indicator lamp may turn on. If this occurs, return to your retailer for service. Fuels in Foreign ...availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil company that does business in the country where you...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... fuel fire can cause bad injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling your vehicle. Do...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...removing the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See Washing Your Vehicle on page 369. When replacing the fuel cap, turn ... Cap Message on page 185 for more information. {CAUTION: If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...{CAUTION: Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge ...approved containers. • Do not fill a container while it is inside a vehicle, in a vehicle's trunk, pickup ... the filling is complete. • Do not smoke while pumping gasoline. • Do not use ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Checking Things Under the Hood {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 others ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 2.2L L4 engine (2.4L L4 engine similar), here is what you will see: 280
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... Air Cleaner/Filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 290. B. Engine Oil Dipstick (Out of View). See "Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on ... Oil Fill Cap. See "When to Add Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 283. D. Electric Engine Cooling Fan (Out of ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    When you open the hood on the 2.0L L4 Supercharged engine, here is what you will see: 282
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 280 for the location of the engine oil dipstick. 1. Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back into the oil pan. If you...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 384. Notice: ... Engine See Engine Compartment Overview on page 280 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...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 ... and have the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. Notice: Use only engine...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...recommended that you use either an SAE 5W-30 synthetic oil or an SAE 0W-30 oil. Both provide easier cold starting and better ... Your vehicle's engine requires a special oil meeting GM Standard GM4718M, such ...ed as synthetic. However, not all synthetic oils will meet this GM standard. Look for and ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...not meeting GM Standard GM4718M should not be used for an oil change. Engine Oil Additives Do not add anything to...oil. The recommended oils with the starburst symbol that meet GM standards are all you need for good performance and engine protection. Look for this on the oil container, and use only ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...at this time the system must be reset. Your retailer has trained service people who will perform this work using genuine Saturn parts and reset the system. It is also important to check the oil regularly and keep it at the proper level. If the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... (25 Y). Inspect the condition of the O-ring and replace if damaged. See your Saturn retailer for additional information. What to Do with Used Oil Used engine oil contains certain...oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of used oil, ask your retailer, a service station or a ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Replacement 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine See Engine Compartment Overview on page 280 for the location of the engine air cleaner/filter. 2.2L L4 Engine shown, 2.4L L4 Engine similar 290
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... the air cleaner/filter at the Maintenance II intervals and replace it at the first oil change after each 50,000 mile (83 ... driving in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change. How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter remove the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... take the vehicle to your retailer's service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. Change the fluid and filter at the intervals listed in Additional Required Services on page 394, and be sure to use the transaxle fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    Manual Transaxle Fluid It is not necessary to check the transaxle fluid level. A transaxle fluid leak ... your retailer's service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. See Recommended Fluids ... engine coolant may require changing sooner, at the first maintenance service after each 30,...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... and one-half DEX-COOL® coolant which will not damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you do not need to... could damage your vehicle. Use only the proper mixture of the engine coolant listed in this manual for the cooling system. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 402 for ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    Checking Coolant {CAUTION: Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot... blow out and burn you badly. Never turn the surge tank pressure cap - even a ... fill line or a little higher. The surge tank is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment. See Engine ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... is cool. See Cooling System on page 300 for instructions on how to add coolant to the coolant surge tank and/...burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. When replacing a .... Park your vehicle on a level surface and turn off the engine. When your engine is cold, the...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... the cap is properly and tightly secured. If you replace your coolant surge tank pressure cap, a Saturn cap is required. You also have a check gage message ...message. See Check Gage Message on page 184 and Transaxle Fluid Hot Message on page 183. Notice: Driving with the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone away from ... until it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open... catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...no warning messages, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes...If you have an air conditioner and it is on, turn it off. 2. Turn on your heater to full hot at ...for three minutes while you are parked. If you still have the warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...System When you decide it is safe to lift the hood, here is what you will see: {CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... leak fixed before you drive the vehicle. If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling ...should be running. If it is not, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. Notice: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant is not covered by...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... If you have not found a problem yet, check to see if coolant ... to cool if you ever have to turn the pressure cap. {CAUTION: Adding only ... are under pressure, and if you turn the coolant surge tank pressure cap ... come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. {... the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise about one-...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... surge tank until the level reaches the cold fill line. 5. Then replace the pressure cap. Be sure the pressure cap is hand-tight and ...to the cold fill line. 4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... (2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine Only) If you have not found a problem yet, turn the engine off and allow it to cool down, then check to see if coolant is ..., heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. {CAUTION: Turning the Intercooler System ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... including the upper intercooler hoses, are no 306 longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly ...fill neck. With the Intercooler System pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run for...drops to where coolant is no longer visible in the horizontal tube section of the fill neck, with the engine off ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If...Overview on page 280 for reservoir location. Notice: • When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    .... See Engine Compartment Overview on page 280 for the location of the reservoir. There are only two reasons why ... or hydraulic clutch system if you have a manual transaxle. If it is, you should have both ...uid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...uid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in the brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they ... fluid on your vehicle. If you do, wash it off immediately. See Washing Your Vehicle on page 369....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to Saturn specifications. The rear drum brakes do ... you ever hear a rear brake rubbing noise, have the rear brake linings inspected immediately... tires are removed for rotation or changing. When you have the front brake pads replaced, have the rear ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... parts of your braking system - for example, when your brake linings 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. 311
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... help keep your battery from running down. Jump Starting If your vehicle's battery has run down,... use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to ... hurt if you are not careful. See Jump Starting on page 312 for tips on working around a battery...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking ...and other accessories when jump starting your vehicle. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles.... into the cigarette lighter or the accessory power outlet. Turn off the radio and all ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... jump starting. Your vehicle has a remote positive (+) and a remote negative (−) jump starting terminal. The remote positive (+) terminal is located on the engine compartment fuse block, under a red cap. See Engine Compartment Overview on...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    {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...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...vehicle has a remote negative (−) terminal for this purpose. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 11. Press the ...had the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If the jumper cables...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. 5. Return the red protector cap to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 317
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... aim has been preset at the factory and should need no further adjustment. If your vehicle is damaged in an ... that you take your vehicle to your retailer for service. Bulb Replacement For the type of bulb to use, see Replacement Bulbs on page 326. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    Headlamps (Coupe) To change a headlamp bulb on a coupe model, do the following: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on ...and remove the electrical connector. 5. Remove the retaining nut (D) by turning it counterclockwise. 6. Remove the bulb (C) and replace it with the appropriate bulb. 7. Reverse the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    Headlamps (Sedan) To change a headlamp bulb on a sedan model, do the following: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 279 for more information. 4. Access the bulb by turning the dust cap counterclockwise to remove it. 2. Pull up on the headlamp retaining pins (A) to ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... of the bulb to remove the electrical connector. 6. Remove the bulb retaining nut (E) by turning it counterclockwise. 7. Remove the bulb (D) and replace it with the appropriate bulb. 8. Reverse the steps to reinstall the lamp assembly. 321
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) (Coupe) To change this bulb on a coupe model, do the following: 1. Open the ...4. Pull the bulb (A) from the socket (B) and replace it with the appropriate bulb. 5. Reinstall the bulb socket (B) by turning it clockwise. 322
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Front Turn Signal, Parking and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) (Sedan) To change this bulb on a sedan model, do the following: 1. Follow Steps ...) on page 320. This bulb is located next to the high/low-beam headlamp. 2. Remove the bulb socket (B) by turning it counterclockwise. 3....
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... inside the vehicle. 3. Replace with the appropriate bulb. 4. Reinstall the bulb socket by turning it clockwise. 5. Replace the cover. Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps To change one of these bulbs, do the following: 1. Open ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    3. Slide the taillamp assembly back and remove it from the quarter panel. 4. Remove the bulb socket (B) by turning it counterclockwise. 5. Pull the bulb (A) from the socket and replace it with the appropriate bulb. 6. Reverse the steps to reinstall the taillamp assembly. 325
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    License Plate Lamp To replace the license plate lamp bulb, do the following: 3. Turn the bulb socket ...the lamp assembly. Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamp Back-up Lamps CHMSL Front Turn Signal/... fascia. 2. Turn and pull the license plate lamp forward through the fascia opening. For replacement bulbs ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... Scheduled Maintenance on page 391 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are ... type and length, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 404. 2. Push the release lever ... hear the release lever click into place. To replace the windshield wiper blade assembly do ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... questions 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 included ...worn, or if your tires have been damaged, replace them. See High-Speed Operation on page 338...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... or dry pavement. You may also notice more road noise with low-profile performance tires and that they tend to ... be decreased dry road traction, increased road noise and shorter tire tread life. After switching to winter tires, be alert for changes in vehicle handling and braking. See your ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    .... Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example (A) Tire Size: The tire size is a combination of letters and numbers used to define a particular tire's width, height, aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later in this section for more detail. 330
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... equipment tires designed to GM's specific tire performance criteria have a TPC specification ... are required to grade tires based on three performance factors: treadwear, traction, and temperature ... Limit: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. 331
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...Limit: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. Compact Spare Tire Example (A) Temporary Use Only: ... a tire's width, height, aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire size means the tire ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...equipment tires designed to GM's specific tire performance criteria have a TPC specification.... (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load.... The load index represents the load carry capacity a tire is certified to carry. The load...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... examples of optional accessories are, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and air conditioning. Aspect... with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, but without passengers and cargo. DOT Markings: A code ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...number ranging from 1 to 279 that corresponds to the load carrying capacity of a tire. Maximum Inflation Pressure:... of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight, and production options weight... degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... tire. See Uniform Tire Quality Grading on page 344. Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions multiplied by 150 lbs ... Vehicle Placard: A label permanently attached to a vehicle showing the vehicle’s capacity weight and the original equipment tire size and recommended in�.
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    .... Cold means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). Remove the valve cap from the ...ation pressure matches the recommended pressure on the Tire and Loading Information label, no further adjustment is necessary. If the inflation pressure is low, ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... check for damaged tires or wheels. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 341 and Wheel Replacement on page 346 for more information. Non-Directional Tires When rotating non-directional tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. 339
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...bolts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to ...brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust or dirt off. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 350. 340
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... damage that cannot be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. Buying New Tires GM has... spec) system rating. If you need replacement tires, GM strongly recommends that you get...continue to have tires that are designed to give the same performance and vehicle safety, during normal ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...a dozen critical specifications that impact the overall performance of your vehicle, including brake system performance,..., traction control, and tire pressure monitoring performance. GM's TPC Spec number is molded onto ...Mixing tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix tires of...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... the Tire and Loading Information label and its location on your vehicle. {CAUTION: If you add different ... crash and suffer serious injury. Only use Saturn specific wheel and tire systems developed for your vehicle, and have them properly installed by a Saturn certified technician. See Buying New ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...some limited-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades, ... significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics. Temperature - A,... must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...should have the same load-carrying capacity, diameter, width, offset and be mounted the same way as the one it replaces. If you need to... any of your wheels, wheel 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...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...bolts, and wheel nuts for replacement. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, ... tire chain clearance to the body and chassis. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 350 for more information.... a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new Saturn original equipment wheel. 347
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...vehicle toward that side. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently... rear blowout remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control by steering the way you want the vehicle ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    .... Turn on your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: (Continued) 3. Turn off the engine and do not restart while the vehicle is raised. 4....2. Put an automatic transaxle shift lever in PARK (P), or shift a manual transaxle to FIRST (1) or REVERSE (R). CAUTION: (Continued) 350
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you will need is located in the trunk. Models with a 2.2L L4 or 2.4L Engine 1. Open the trunk....more information. The following information will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 2. Lift the trunk liner to access the spare tire and tools...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    A. B. C. D. E. F. Cover Retainer Spare Tire Wing Nut Jack and Wheel Wrench Bolt 352
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    3. Remove the retainer (B) that holds down the spare tire. See Compact Spare Tire on page 365 4. Remove the spare tire (C) by gently pulling it up and out of the trunk. 5. Remove the wing nut (D) that holds the jack and remove the jack and wheel wrench (E). Models with a 2.0L L4 Supercharged ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    A. B. C. D. E. Retainer Jack and Wheel Wrench Spare Tire Foam Support Bolt 3. Remove the retainer (A) that holds down the jack, wheel wrench (B) and spare tire (C). 4. 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. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    You will need to turn the plastic wheel nut counterclockwise to loosen the wheel wrench from the jack. Press the button and then pull on the end of the wheel wrench to extend the handle. 355
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...can finish loosening them with your fingers. The plastic nut caps do not come off. Using the flat end of the wheel wrench, pry along the edge of the wheel cover until it comes off. If your vehicle has aluminum wheels, first remove the center cap by pulling ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack you could be badly injured ... a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. 3. Position the jack lift head at the jack location nearest ...) rearward from the front wheel opening. The rear location is about 2 inches (5.1 cm) forward of the rear wheel ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...avoid personal injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... mounting surfaces and spare wheel. {CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    {CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 9. Reinstall the wheel nuts ... is held against the hub. 10. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment ... torque wrench to the proper torque specification. See Capacities and Specifications on page 384 for ... sequence and to the proper torque specification. See Capacities and Specifications on page 384 for ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... to put a wheel cover on your compact spare tire. It will not fit. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    A. B. C. D. E. F. Cover Retainer Jack and Wheel Wrench Stow Bolt Extension Spare Tire Bolt 2.2L L4 and 2.4L Engine 363
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    A. B. C. D. E. F. G. Cover Retainer Jack and Wheel Wrench Stow Bolt Extension Spare Tire Foam Support Bolt 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. Re-attach the wheel wrench to the jack. 3. Place the flat tire ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    .... The compact spare tire is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare with a full-size tire as soon ...nish your trip and have the full-size tire repaired or replaced at your convenience. Of course, it is best to replace... the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Do not use the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... cleaning. Use care because newspapers and garments that transfer color to your home furnishings may also transfer color to ... your vehicle's breathing space. Before using cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning your vehicle's interior, maintain adequate ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... soil to absorb into the paper towel until no more can be removed. • For solid dry soils:... then vacuum. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with ... soda. 2. Wring the cloth to remove excess moisture. 3. Start on the outside edge of the soil and gently ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...are sold to preserve and protect soft plastic surfaces may permanently change the appearance and feel of your interior and are not recommended. ... vehicle's interior because they can alter the appearance by increasing the gloss in a non-uniform manner. Some commercial products may increase gloss on ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. Washing Your Vehicle The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss retention, and durability. The best way to preserve your vehicle's finish is to keep it clean by ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    .... You can get approved cleaning products from your Saturn retailer. See Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials on... a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish. The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always ... and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...the wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. Keep the wheels clean ... wheels only. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of the vehicle. Do not use ... not be covered by your warranty. Use only Saturn-approved cleaners on aluminum or chrome-plated ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... 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. Sheet Metal Damage ... frame should be loosened before being flushed. Your Saturn retailer or an underbody car washing system ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... 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 ... and exterior polishing cloth. Removes tar, road oil, and asphalt. Use on chrome or stainless steel. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label This...Identification Number (VIN) • Model designation • Paint information • Production options and special ...also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 82. 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... as it will go, and pull the floor console cover, starting near the front of the vehicle, away from the floor console. Then remove the fuse block cover to access...Instrument Panel, Dimming Switch Cigar Lighter Headlamp Switch Instrument Panel Cluster Power Window Switches 376
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    Fuses STOP HVAC CRUISE AIR BAG WIPER SW RADIO (BATT1) ONSTAR ... Switches, EPS Unit Auxiliary Power Outlet Power Sunroof, OnStar Mirror Relay ALC/... Switch, License Lamp Fuel Pump Power Windows, Sunroof, Radio, Wiper/Washer Switch, Accessory Power Outlet Climate Control (HVAC Blower, Control Heads) 377
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... Fuse Block The engine compartment fuse block is located in the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle. ...on page 280 for more information on location. 2.2L L4 Engine Fuses 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13... Sensor, Low Coolant Switch, Oxygen Sensors, Air Pump Relay Coil Electric Ignition ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...Body Control Module 1 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 Control Module (IGN 3) Relays 24 25 26 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... Brake System Engine Control Module, Electronic Throttle Control Canister Purge Solenoid, Mass Airflow Sensor, Low Coolant Switch, Oxygen Sensors Electric Ignition Control Module, Charging System, Neutral Safety Stop Back-Up Switch Not Used Engine Control Module...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... Brake System Rear Defogger Starter/Ignition Body Control Module 1 Anti-lock Brake System Body Control Module 2 Not Used Electric Power Steering Cooling Fan 2 Cooling Fan 1 Crank Body Control Module 1A Body Control Module (IGN 3) Relays 24 25 26 27 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...Control Module Engine Control Module, Electronic Throttle Control Canister Purge Solenoid, Mass Airflow Sensor, Low Coolant Switch, Oxygen Sensors Electric Ignition Control Module, Charging System, Neutral Stop Back-Up Switch Not Used Transaxle 2, Engine Control...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... Starter/Ignition Body Control Module 1 Anti-lock Brake System, Traction Control Module Body Control Module 2 Not Used Electric Power Steering Cooling Fan 2 Cooling Fan Crank Body Control Module 1A Body Control Module (IGN 3) Relays 24 25 26 27...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ...Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine 2.2L L4 Engine 2.4L L4 Engine Intercooler System (2.0L L4 Supercharged) Engine Oil with Filter 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine 2.2L L4 Engine and 2.4L L4 Engine 384
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... sold new in all states Transaxle, Automatic Transaxle, Manual (Complete Drain and Refill) 2....0L L4 Engine Supercharged Wheel Nut Torque Capacities English Metric 13.5 gal 13.0 ... adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    Engine Specifications Engine 2.0L L4 Supercharged 2.2L L4 (L61) 2.4L VIN Code P F B Transaxle Manual Automatic Manual Automatic Manual Spark Plug Gap 0.039 inches (1.00 mm) 0.040 inches (1.01 mm) 0.040 inches (1.01 mm) 386
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...397 At Each Fuel Fill ...398 At Least Once a Month ...398 At Least Once a Year ...399 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...402 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...404 Engine Drive Belt Routing ...405 Maintenance Record ...406 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... Schedule Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change as recommended. Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not ..., checks, inspections, replacement parts, and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    Using the Maintenance Schedule We at Saturn want to help you keep your vehicle in .... You may need more frequent checks and replacements. So please read the following and note ... keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Saturn retailer. This schedule is for vehicles that: • carry passengers and ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... on page 395 for further information. 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. If you want to purchase service information, see Service ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and at this time the system must be reset. Your Saturn retailer has Saturn-trained service technicians who will perform this work using genuine Saturn parts and reset the system. If the engine oil life system is ever reset ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... has not come on at all for one year. Scheduled Maintenance Service Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 283. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil Life System on page 288. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any leaks or ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...the 2.0L L4 supercharged engine, check intercooler fluid level. Add fluid as needed. Perform any needed additional services. See "Additional Required Services" in this section. Inspect suspension and steering components. See footnote (b). Inspect engine cooling system. See ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    .... Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components. Replace engine air cleaner filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 290. Change automatic transaxle fluid (severe service). See footnote (h). Change automatic transaxle fluid (...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ...the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. (a) ..., etc. (b) Visually inspect front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose, or missing parts or signs of wear. 395
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    .... 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 ... or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator or cruise control cables. (h) Change automatic transaxle fluid and fi...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... specified to help ensure the safety, dependability, and emission control performance of your vehicle. Your Saturn retailer can assist you with these checks and services. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Whenever...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...reservoir and add the proper fluid if necessary. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil ...for further details. Notice: It is important to check the engine oil regularly and keep it at the proper level. ... mileage highway drivers prior to the Engine Oil Life System service notification. Check the...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... in each gear. The vehicle should start only 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 NEUTRAL, push the clutch pedal ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... manual transaxle, the ignition key should come out only in LOCK. Contact your Saturn retailer if service is required. {CAUTION: When you are doing this inspection,...with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), contact your Saturn retailer for service. 400
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... 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 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...number, or specification can be obtained from your retailer. Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil which meets GM Standard GM6094M and ... 283. Usage Usage Engine Oil (2.0L L4 Supercharged engine) Engine Cooling System Fluid/Lubricant The engine requires a special engine oil meeting GM Standard GM4718M. Oils...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ..., Spring Anchor, and Release Pawl Fluid/Lubricant Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (Saturn Part No. 21038869 or GM Part No. U.S. 12346293, in Canada 992723) or ... Hinges in Canada 10953474). Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (Saturn Part No. 21038869 or Sunroof Track GM Part No. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...cation can be obtained from your retailer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 2.2L L4 and 2.4L L4 Engines 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine Engine Oil Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Element ...47.5 cm) 1 AC Delco® Part Number 2 NGK Part Number Saturn Part Number 15893542 15036141 12605566...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    Engine Drive Belt Routing 2.0L L4 Supercharged Engine 2.2L L4 and 2.4L L4 Engines Belt routing for air conditioning option shown. Dotted line shows routing for vehicles without air conditioning option. 405
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on page 388. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 397 can be added on the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 407
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 408
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... ...424 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...424 Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn ...425 Service Publications Ordering Information ...425 Customer ... ...410 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...410 Online Owner Center ...413 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... dealer/retailer and to Saturn. Together we are committed to providing our customers with unparalleled service, before, during, and after the purchase of a Saturn vehicle, for total customer ... Customer Communication Centre at 1-800-263-1999. A Saturn Customer Assistance Center team member will ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... you have a concern. STEP THREE (U.S. Owners): Both Saturn and its dealers/retailers are committed to... procedure outlined in Steps One and Two, Saturn and its dealers/retailers offer the additional ...mileage and other factors. Saturn Corporation reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ...General Motors of Canada Limited has committed to binding arbitration of owner disputes involving factory-related vehicle service claims. The program provides for the ...-free 1-800-207-0685. Alternatively, you may call the Saturn Customer Communication Centre, 1-800-263-1999, or ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...Center (United States only) The Owner Center is a resource for your Saturn ownership needs. Speci�. an electronic version of this owner manual. • Keep track of your vehicle’s service history and maintenance schedule. • Find Saturn retailers for service nationwide. • Receive special promotions...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... Telephone (TTY) Users To assist owners who have hearing difficulties, Saturn has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment in its Saturn Customer Assistance Center. Any hearing- ...: 1-800-553-6000 In Canada, write to: Saturn Customer Communication Centre General Motors ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... your vehicle's eligibility, visit your Saturn retailer or call the Saturn Customer Assistance Center at...-833-6000. In Canada, customers may call the Saturn Customer Communication Centre at 1-800-263-1999...may call 1-800-263-3830. As the owner of a new Saturn vehicle, you are automatically enrolled ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... be available if you have an active OnStar® subscription. • Emergency Tow From a Public Roadway or Highway: Tow to the nearest Saturn retailer for warranty service or in the event of a vehicle-disabling accident. Winch-out assistance provided when ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... Warranty. However, any cost for parts and labor for non-warranty repairs are the responsibility ... home telephone number • Telephone number of your location • Location of the vehicle • Model, year, ... Identification Number (VIN) and delivery date of the vehicle • Description of the problem 417
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... call 1-800-268-6800. Saturn and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to limit services or reimbursement to an ...or included in the coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Saturn and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to make any changes or discontinue the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... if they have access to the vehicle or the device that stores the data. If your vehicle has OnStar®, please check the OnStar® subscription service agreement or owner manual for information on its operations and data collection. 419
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... using the proper equipment and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs diminish your ... durability/corrosion problems, and may not perform properly in subsequent collisions. Aftermarket parts are ... you ever need collision repairs. Your Saturn retailer may have a collision repair ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...GM Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine Manufacturer replacement parts. Read your lease ... right. If you are uninjured, make sure that no one else in your vehicle, or the other ... if its position puts you in danger or you are instructed to move it by a police officer. • Give only the...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... report for a nominal fee. In some states/provinces with "no fault" insurance laws, a report may not be necessary. This is especially true if there are no injuries and both vehicles are driveable. ... for your vehicle. Whether you select a Saturn retailer or a private collision repair facility to ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... it towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment ... initially value the repair using aftermarket parts. Discuss this with your repair professional, and ... policy repair limits, as you have no contractual limits with that company. In such cases...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ...National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying Saturn Corporation. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it..., NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your retailer or Saturn Corporation. To contact NHTSA, call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... you will notify us. U.S. customers can call the Saturn Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-553-... A variety of publications are available to you. Saturn service manuals are written for trained technicians, and in... on-line. In Canada, Saturn service manuals are available by calling toll free 1-800-551-...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    .... Service Bulletins Saturn regularly sends its retailers useful service bulletins about Saturn products. Saturn monitors product performance in the field. We then prepare bulletins for servicing our products better. You can get these bulletins, too. ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ..., Fuel ...273 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...375 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ...290 Air Conditioning ...155, 157 Airbag Passenger ...-Lock Brake, System Warning Light ...Appearance Care Aluminum Wheels ...Care of Safety Belts ...Chemical Paint Spotting ...Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses ...Cleaning the ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...Headlamp Aiming ...Headlamps ...319, License Plate Lamps ...Replacement Bulbs ...Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps...C Calibration ...122, 125 California Fuel ...273 California Proposition 65 Warning ...271 Canadian Owners ...3 Capacities and Specifications ...384 Carbon Monoxide ......
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ...-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...324 Chains, Tire ...348 Change Engine Oil Message ...183 Check Engine Light ...174 Check Gage Message ...184 Check Gas ... Message ...185 Checking Things Under the Hood ...278 Chemical Paint Spotting ...373 Child Restraints Child Restraint Systems ...47...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ...GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ...Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn ...Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...Reporting... Disc, MP3 ...205 Doing Your Own Service Work ...271 Dome Lamp ...153 Door Delayed Locking ...95 Locks ...94 Power Door Locks ...95 Programmable Automatic Door ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... Routing ...405 Engine Compartment Overview ...280 Exhaust ...120 Oil ...283 Oil Life System ...288 Overheating ...297 Reduced Power Light ...178 Starting ...108 Enhanced Traction System (ETS) ...226 Entry Lighting ...153 Error Message ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... ...318 Headlamps ...150, 319, 320 Bulb Replacement ...318 Daytime Running Lamps ...151 Flash-... 157 Height Adjuster, Driver Seat ...9 Highbeam On Light ...179 High-Speed Operation, Tires .........278 Release ...279 Horn ...142 How to Use This Manual ...3 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...24 Hydraulic...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... Brake System Warning ...170 Highbeam On ...179 Malfunction Indicator ...174 Oil Pressure ...177 Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...168 Passenger ... Belt Reminder ...166 Passlock® Warning ...178 Reduced Engine Power ...178 Safety Belt Reminder ...166 Up-Shift ...170 Lighting Entry ...153 Limited-...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... Record ...Maintenance Requirements ...Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...Owner Checks and Services ...Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...Scheduled Maintenance ... ...183 Error ...185 Low Fuel Warning ...185 Low Traction ...182 Power Steering ...184 Traction Off ...182 Transaxle Fluid Hot ...183...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... ...129 Power Mirrors ...128 Remote Control Mirror ...128 Owner Checks and Services ......, Trip ...165 Off-Road Recovery ...230 Oil Engine ...283 Pressure Light ...177 Oil, Engine Oil Life System ...288 Older... Restraints ...41 Online Owner Center ...413 OnStar® System, see OnStar® Manual ...129 Other...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...and Lubricants ...402 Recreational Vehicle Towing ...256 Reduced Engine Power Light ...178 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System ... Spare Tire and Tools ...351 Replacement Bulbs ...326 Reporting Safety Defects Canadian Government ...424 Saturn ...425 United States Government ...424 Restraint System Check ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...108 Right Front Passenger Position, Safety Belts ...... ...405 Running the Engine While Parked ...121 S Safety Belt Passenger Reminder Light ...166 Pretensioners... Seat Height Adjuster ...9 Head Restraints ...13 Manual ...8 Manual Lumbar ...9 Passenger Folding Seatback ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... ...356 Removing ...351 Storing ...362 Specifications, Capacities ...384 Speedometer ...165 Split Folding Rear Seat ...16 Starting Your Engine ...108 Steering ...227 Steering Wheel, Tilt Wheel ...142 Storage Areas Center Console Storage Area ...133 ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... ...226 Limited-Slip Differential ...227 Low Message ...182 Off Message ...182 Transaxle Fluid Hot Message ...183 Fluid, Manual ...293 Transaxle Operation, Manual ...112 Transmission Up-Shift Light ...170 Trip Odometer ...165 Trunk ...98 Trunk Ajar ...
  • 2007 Saturn Ion | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...346 Different Size ...343 Replacement ...346 Where to Put the Restraint ...52 Windows ...100 Manual ...100 Power ...101 Windshield Washer ...145 Washer Fluid ...307 Windshield (cont.) Wiper Blade Replacement ...Wiper ...



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