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2008 Saturn Astra Manual

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  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2008 Saturn Astra Owner Manual Seats and Restraints ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-7 Safety Belts ...1-8 Airbag System ...1-23 Child Restraints ...1-37 Driver Information Center (DIC) ...4-26 OnStar® System ...4-38 M 9-60 9-68 9-72 9-72 Lighting ...5-1 Lighting ...5-1 ...6-1 ...7-1...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ...and the SATURN Emblem are registered trademarks, and the name ASTRA is a trademark of Saturn Corporation. GENERAL MOTORS and GM are registered... General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. Saturn reserves the right to make changes after that time...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...damage the vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by the vehicle's warranty, and it could be costly. The notice tells what to do to help avoid the damage....Do Not do this" or "Do Not let this happen." Notices are also used in this manual. Notice: These mean there...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    iv Preface ✍ NOTES
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    Seats and Restraints 1-1 Seats and Restraints Front Seats Manual Seats ...1-2 Seat Height Adjuster ...1-2 Lumbar Seat ...You See After an Airbag Inflates? ...1-29 Passenger Sensing System ...1-30 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-34 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-35 ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...a manual seat forward or rearward: Front Seats Manual Seats Seat Height Adjuster { CAUTION You ...lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. ... seat is locked in place. To raise and lower the manual seat, move the lever up or down repeatedly...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash,... you push a pedal when you do not want to. Adjust the driver's seat only ... moving. On seats with this feature, turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the lumbar support...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... it is locked. To return the seat to the upright position: 1. Remove any objects in front of or behind the seat. To adjust a manual reclining seatback, turn the knob. Do not lean on the seatback while adjusting it. 1. Lift the lever, and tilt ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... The vehicle's front seats have adjustable head restraints. { CAUTION With head restraints that are not ...suffer a neck/spinal injury in a crash. Do not drive until the head restraints for all... sure that it is locked in place. The vehicle's front seat head restraints are not designed to be removed...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... Active Head Restraint System Heated Seats On vehicles with heated front seats, the controls ...low. The vehicle has an active head restraint system in the front seating positions. These automatically ...rear seats. The headrests in the rear outboard positions adjust like the front seat head restraints...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... Seats Rear Seat Operation To lower the seatback: CAUTION (Continued) { CAUTION If the seatback is not ... and attached, and are not twisted. Folding the Seatback Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety ... safety belt must be unbuckled and not in the storage clip. The front seat must be moved ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... clip. The seatback must be locked or you will not be able to pull out and use the rear center safety belt. Always push and.... To return the seat to the sitting position: Safety Belts This section of the manual describes how to use safety belts properly. It also describes some things not to do with ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your .... If you do have a crash, you do not know if it will be a serious one. A few crashes are ... be so serious that even buckled up, a person would not survive. But most crashes are in between. In many...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    1-10 Seats and Restraints Put someone on it. 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...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ..., why should I have to wear safety belts? A: Airbags are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Whether or ... up to get the most protection. That is true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Occupants who are not buckled up can be thrown out of ...your passenger(s) can be hurt. Being a good driver does not protect you from things beyond your control,... and always keep your feet on the floor in front of you. The lap part of the belt should be ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... lap belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. Q: What is wrong with this? Q: What is wrong with this? A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give as much protection this way. A: The lap belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not on the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. Q: What is wrong with this? A: The ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied on the abdomen, not on the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries. Be .... Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal organs ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...Seats and Restraints Q: What is wrong with this? { CAUTION You can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, you would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. Your body could move too far forward increasing the chance ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces...plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. The lap-shoulder belt ...latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    1-18 Seats and Restraints Before you close a door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and the vehicle. 4. If equipped with a.... The latch plate should rest on the stitching on the safety belt, near the guide loop on the side wall.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ..., and probably other new parts for the safety belt system. See Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After a Crash on page 1-23. 1-19 Rear Safety Belt ...elastic cord out from the side of the seatback to remove the guide from its storage pocket. To move it, push the button on the front of ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... of seatback. Properly secure the guide loop before folding the seatback. The comfort guide and vehicle can be damaged while closing a door if it is not properly secured in its storage location. 4. Buckle, position, and release the safety ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... the regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. Safety Belt Check ...for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that ... belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...system in the vehicle. A damaged safety belt system may not properly protect the person using ...may be necessary even if the safety belt system was not being used at the time of the crash. Have .... • A frontal airbag for the right front passenger. • A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the driver....
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...impact airbags, the word AIRBAG will appear on the side of the seatback closest to the door. With roof-rail airbags,.... They are not designed to inflate in rollover, rear crashes, or in many side crashes.... the side of your vehicle. They are not designed to inflate in frontal, in rollover, or in rear ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... still maintaining control of the vehicle. Occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door or side windows in seating positions with seat... 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 ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... by routing a rope or tie down through any door or window opening. If you do, the path of an infl... side impact airbags for the driver and right front passenger are in the side of the seatbacks closest to the door. The roof-rail airbags for the driver, right front passenger, and second row outboard ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    .... The vehicle has seat-mounted side impact and roof-rail airbags. See Airbag System on page 1-23. Seat-mounted side impact and roof-rail airbags are ... vehicle design. Frontal airbags are not intended to inflate during vehicle rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...28 Seats and Restraints Seat-mounted side impact and roof-rail airbags are not intended to inflate in frontal ...mounted side impact airbags, there are airbag modules in the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. For vehicles with roof-rail airbags, there are airbag modules in the ceiling ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...¬‚ates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an airbag deployment, ...you in another crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • The...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We recommend ...System The vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger position. The passenger airbag ... 4-15. The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... side impact airbag if: • The right front passenger seat is unoccupied. • The system determines that an infant is present in a rear-facing infant seat. •...a child who has outgrown child restraints. • Or, if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing system.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...size is sitting properly in the right front passenger's seat. When the passenger sensing system has allowed ..., the passenger sensing system may or may not turn off the right front passenger's... for that person. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger's frontal ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... on and stays on, it means that something may be wrong with the airbag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person sitting in the right front passenger's seat may not have the protection of the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer/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 11-14.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    .... If you add things that change the vehicle's frame, bumper system, height, front end or side sheet metal, they may keep the ...Procedure on page 11-1. In addition, your dealer/retailer and the service manual have information about the location of the airbag sensors, sensing and...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... covering is damaged, opened, or broken, the airbag may not work properly. Do not open or break the airbag coverings. If there are any opened or broken airbag... comes on when you are driving, the airbag system may not work properly. Have the vehicle serviced right away. See Airbag ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ..., children and infants are safer when properly restrained in a child restraint system or infant restraint system secured in a rear seating position. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...the same safety belt. The safety belt can not properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the...behind their back. A child can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. ... traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by appropriate restraints. Children who are not restrained properly can strike other people, or can be .... Due to crash forces, an infant or a child will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it during a crash. For example, in a crash at only...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat. Secure a rear-facing child restraint in...you must secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move ... vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... of neck and head injury during a crash, infants need complete support. This is because an infant's neck is not fully developed and its head weighs ... children should always be secured in appropriate child restraints. Child Restraint Systems (A) Rear-Facing Infant Seat A rear-facing...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... the vehicle using the vehicle's safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that child restraint and the instructions in this manual. (B) Forward-Facing Child Seat A forward-facing child seat (B) provides restraint for ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... or the lap belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt, or by the LATCH system. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) ...may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...Continued) When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with the child restraint ... if the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger frontal ... to secure the child restraint in a rear seat. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-30 ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... 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 ... top tether and anchor. In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child restraint ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... that the tether be attached. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If the child restraint does not have a top tether,... movement and rotation of the child restraint during driving or in a crash. Rear Seat i (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... symbol will be located on the cover to assist you in locating them. Do not secure a child ... requires that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top ... are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. See Where to Put...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System { CAUTION Do not attach more than ... has been installed. Notice: Do not let the LATCH attachments rub against ... belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with the child restraint and the instructions in this manual.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    Seats and Restraints Do not fold the empty rear seat with a safety belt ... Refer to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors for... instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. 2.2. If the anchor is covered, ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... repairs may be necessary even if the LATCH system was not being used at the time of the crash. { CAUTION ...crash, new LATCH system parts may be needed. Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat) When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with your child ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...If your child restraint does not have the LATCH system, you will be using the safety... the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. If you need to install more than...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    1-52 Seats and Restraints 6. If your child restraint has a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions regarding the use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-45 for more information. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... has a passenger sensing system which is designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal and .... Even if the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger frontal airbag,...is better to secure the child restraint in a rear seat. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-30 for...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... or local law requires that the top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be...-facing child restraint. When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger's frontal and seat-mounted side impact airbag, the off...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...lit, check to make sure that the vehicle's seatback is not pressing the child restraint into the seat ...material from the seat such as blankets, cushions, seat covers, seat heaters or seat massagers before ... lit, secure the child in the child restraint in a rear seat position in the vehicle and check...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    1-56 Seats and Restraints ✍ NOTES
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... ...2-9 Windows Windows ...2-10 Power Windows ...2-10 Sun Visors ...2-11 Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-12 Outside Mirror(s) ...2-12 Outside Power Mirror(s) ...2-12 Doors and Locks Door Locks ...2-5 Power Door Locks ...2-5 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-6 ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    2-2 Keys, Doors and Windows Keys { CAUTION Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons, ... could be seriously injured or killed if caught in the path of a closing window. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. The key, located in the Remote Keyless ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    Keys, Doors and Windows Keep this number in a safe place. If you lose your keys, you will be...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 equipment. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... information. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation c (Lock): Press to lock the doors, liftgate and fuel tank door. Battery Replacement Replace the .... If the driver door is open, the doors will not lock. d (Unlock): Press to unlock the doors, liftgate and fuel tank door. Press and hold the...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not ... unlock the doors, liftgate, and the fuel tank door. If the driver's door is not closed properly, the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... security locks to prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from the inside. CAUTION (Continued) Liftgate ... unconsciousness and even death. Open the rear doors to access the security locks on the inside ... System in the index. • If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Keys, Doors and Windows Notice: If you open the liftgate without checking for overhead obstructions such as a garage door, you could damage the ... area above and behind the liftgate is clear before opening it. 2-7 Theft-Deterrent Systems Vehicle theft is big business, especially ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... manually arm or disarm the system. If the engine does not start and the service vehicle soon light flashes there is a problem with the system. Turn the ignition off and try again. If the engine still does not start and the service vehicle soon light...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... light flashes when the vehicle is armed. How the System Alarm is Activated To activate the system if it is armed, open any door, the liftgate or hood. The horn will sound and the hazard warning flashers will flash. How to Turn Off the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    2-10 Keys, Doors and Windows Windows Power Windows { CAUTION Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in ... in the path of a closing window. Do not leave keys in a vehicle with children. When there are children in the rear seat use the window lockout button to prevent unintentional operation of ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... is located on the driver's door armrest. Slide the switch forward to turn the lockout feature on. The rear windows can only be opened or closed by the driver window switches. ... visor toward you, or move it to the side to help reduce glare. To use the lighted mirror, lift the cover.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... each mirror to see the side of your vehicle and the area beside and behind your vehicle. Manually fold the mirrors flat against the side of the vehicle by pushing them toward the vehicle's doors. Headlamp Glare To reduce headlamp glare from vehicles ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    Keys, Doors and Windows Outside Heated Mirrors The vehicle may have outside heated mirrors which help clear the ..., and ice. 2-13 Sunroof < (Rear Window Defogger): Press to heat the mirrors. See "Rear Window Defogger" under, Climate Control System on page 7-1 for more information. On vehicles ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    2-14 Keys, Doors and Windows ✍ NOTES
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... Box ...3-1 Cupholders ...3-1 Cargo Cover ...3-1 Cargo Tie Downs ...3-1 Storage Glove Box Pull up on the handle to open the glovebox. There may ...from the liftgate and pull the cover from the side guides. There is a cupholder on the front edge of the rear seat cushion. To open or close, press on the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    3-2 Storage ✍ NOTES
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... Lamps Off Reminder ...4-24 Cruise Control Light ...4-24 Highbeam On Light ...4-24 Door Ajar Light ...4-24 Service Vehicle Soon Light ...4-24 Fuel Gage ...4-25 Low Fuel Warning Light ...4-25 Driver Information Center (DIC) Driver Information Center (...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    4-2 Instruments and Controls Instrument Panel Overview
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...Belt Reminders on page 4-14. N. Front Passenger Airbag. Airbag System on page 1-23. 4-3 O. Fog ... Wheel on page 4-4. S. Horn on page 4-4. T. Ignition Positions on page 8-2. U. Climate Control System on page ... Power Outlet(s) on page 4-10. (Covered) W. Audio System(s) on page 6-1. X. Glove Box on page...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... this button located on the instrument panel, to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and...or down and in or out. Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. Horn Press the ...the middle of the steering wheel to sound the horn. G : Turn and Lane-Change Signals. 2 : Headlamp High/Low-...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive ...cruise control lever, to turn the cruise control system on or off. The CC on or CC off message... at the odometer display to show that the cruise control system is on or off. A J (Set/Accelerate): Press to set...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...the cruise control switch off until you want to use cruise control. • The brake is applied. • The clutch pedal is applied (for manual transmission vehicles). • The automatic transmission is in NEUTRAL (N). • The On/Off button is pressed. CC On Message
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...While going downhill, you might have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep the vehicle's speed down. Of course, applying the brake turns off the cruise control. • To reduce vehicle... to end cruise control: • Step lightly on the brake or clutch pedal. • The automatic transmission is placed...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... and downward positions to signal a turn or a lane change. This indicator light on the instrument panel cluster ... cluster flashes in the direction of the turn or lane change. Headlamp High/ Low-Beam Changer 2 3 (Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer): To change the headlamps from low to high beam, push ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... is a moisture sensor mounted on the windshield next to the inside rearview mirror. When active, the sensor is able to detect moisture on the windshield and ... off when going through an automatic car wash. The lever on the right side of the steering column operates the windshield wipers. Push up or ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...the windshield wiper lever toward the front of the vehicle to spray the rear window. The rear wiper turns on ...If washer fluid sprays onto the windshield but not the rear window, check the fluid level. ...in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If there is a problem, see your dealer/retailer for additional ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... other components from working as they should. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Check with your dealer/retailer before adding electrical equipment. When adding ... of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. Do not hang any type of accessory ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... a glance how the 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 Base Automatic Transmission version shown, Canada, Manual Transmission and Uplevel similar
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... distance that can be driven until service is required. See Engine Oil Life System on page 9-9 and the index of the Saturn Astra Limited Warranty, Maintenance and Owner Assistance Information Manual. Tachometer Service Display The vehicle may have a ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... Reminder Light on the instrument panel cluster. Airbag Readiness Light This light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the pretensioners, the airbag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...your are driving, your airbag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. 4-15 Passenger Airbag Status Indicator The vehicle...¬‚ate without a crash. To help avoid injury, have the vehicle serviced right away. Canada When you start the vehicle, the...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...restraint installed in the right front passenger’s seat, it means that the passenger sensing system has not turned off ...¬‚ating airbag. Do not use a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger’s ... seat-mounted side impact airbag (if equipped) if the system detects a rear-facing child ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... your dealer/retailer for service. 4-17 Charging System Light Brake System Warning Light {... ready to warn you if there is a problem. When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on...brake is fully released, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected immediately....
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... after resetting the system or comes on again while driving, your vehicle needs service. The antilock brakes are not working properly and there might be a problem stopping the... and carefully stopped, have the vehicle towed for service. The Antilock Brake System (ABS) light will come on ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... driving there may be a problem with the StabiliTrak system and your vehicle may need service. When this light is on, the StabiliTrak system does not assist in controlling the ... be damaged, and it might not be covered by your warranty. Never drive with the engine coolant temperature warning ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... light on, after a while, the emission controls might not work as well, the vehicle's fuel economy might not be as good, and the engine...might not be covered by the warranty. Notice: Modifications made to the engine, transmission, exhaust, intake, or fuel system of the vehicle ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...required. An emission system malfunction might be corrected by doing the following: 4-21 • Make sure to fuel ...tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that might have developed. • Make sure the fuel cap ...Tank on page 8-37. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. Emissions Inspection and Maintenance ...{ CAUTION Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. The engine can become so hot that it catches ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. This light will come on when the winter driving mode feature is in use. When you turn...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... Exterior Lamps Off Reminder Highbeam On Light Service Vehicle Soon Light This light comes on... condition exists that may require the vehicle to be taken in for service. If the light comes on and stays on...your dealer/retailer for service as soon as possible. Cruise Control Light Door Ajar Light ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Instruments and Controls 4-25 Fuel Gage The arrow on the fuel gage points to the side of the vehicle with the fuel door. Here are five things that some owners ask about. These are normal and do not indicate a problem with your fuel gage: Low Fuel Warning Light Your fuel...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... indicates a fault. See your dealer/retailer for service. On vehicles with the base level DIC, Driver ...Center (DIC) can display: Q displays when the outside air temperature is cold enough to create icy ... temperature • Date or audio system, if it is turned on Outside Air Temperature The DIC shows ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... If the vehicle has the base level DIC, the following information explains how the system works. 1. Turn the thumbwheel down to advance to the next menu item. Turn... accessed through the DIC. You can use the thumbwheel, if the vehicle has one, or the buttons on the audio system as described following.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... If the vehicle has this feature, see Audio System(s) on page 6-1 for more information. Language Selection ... appear. 2. Press the left arrow button on the audio system or use the thumbwheel on the steering wheel, if ...vehicle has one, to reach menu item System. After pressing the OK button, the first ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...following order: Instantaneous Consumption This display shows the current fuel economy at a particular moment and will change frequently as driving conditions change. This display shows the instantaneous fuel economy in miles per gallon (mpg) or liters per 100 kilometers (l/100...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... The fuel range estimate is based on an average of the vehicle's fuel economy over recent driving history and ...is because different driving conditions produce different fuel economies. Generally, freeway driving produces better fuel economy than city driving. Fuel range cannot be reset. Stop Watch ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... Select the desired trip computer information. 2. Press the OK button on the audio system, or press the left thumbwheel, if your vehicle has this feature,... If the vehicle has the uplevel DIC, the following information explains how the system works. Selecting Functions Functions and settings of some ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... functions. See DIC Warnings and Messages (Base and Uplevel Systems) on page 4-37 for information on acknowledging the message. For each functional ... vehicles, menu options can be selected with the multifunction knob on the audio system: 1. Turn the multifunction knob until the desired menu item is ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    Instruments and Controls System Settings To enter the Settings menu, do one of the following: Setting Date and Time To set ... the desired selection. • Press MAIN, if your vehicle has this feature, on the audio system. • Press the SETTINGS button on the audio system. The Settings menu will appear...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... (Base and Uplevel Systems) on page 4-37 for information on acknowledging the message. The fuel range estimate is based on an average of the vehicle's fuel economy over recent driving history and the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. This estimate will change if driving conditions...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... be reset. Instantaneous Consumption This display shows the current fuel economy at a particular moment and will change frequently as driving conditions change. This display shows the instantaneous fuel economy in miles per gallon (mpg) or liters per 100 kilometers (l/100 km)....
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... with the time the vehicle is stationary with the key in the ignition. Travel Time: Measurement of the time from manual activation, by selecting Start, to manual deactivation, by selecting Reset. Reset The following trip computer information can be reset: To reset the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...Entry (RKE) transmitter, the theft-deterrent system on vehicles with this feature, the brake light switch, and... the OK button on the base level audio system. • Press the multifunction knob, if your... will only make the messages disappear, not correct the problem. Warning messages for the uplevel DIC...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...This message displays when there is a problem with the theft-deterrent system. Have the system serviced by your dealer/retailer ...level check This message displays when the engine coolant level is low. Have the cooling system serviced by your dealer/retailer as soon as possible. See Engine Coolant on ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... provide the services described below, or for a full description of OnStar services and system limitations, see the OnStar Owner's Guide in your glove box or ... advisor. Some OnStar services (such as Remote Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance) may not be available until ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... order to provide you with OnStar services, your vehicle's OnStar system has the capability of recording and ... we can provide you with location-based services. • All Safe and Sound Plan ...(If equipped) • RideAssist • Information and Convenience Services OnStar Virtual Advisor OnStar Virtual ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Instruments and Controls OnStar service cannot work unless your vehicle is in a place ..., and technology that is compatible with the OnStar service. Not all services are available everywhere, particularly ... are other problems OnStar cannot control that may prevent OnStar from providing service to you ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    4-42 Instruments and Controls ✍ NOTES
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...Lamps (DRL) ...5-2 Delayed Headlamps ...5-2 Fog Lamps ...5-2 Instrument Panel Brightness ...5-3 Dome Lamp(s) ...5-3 Entry Lighting ...5-3 Reading Lamps ...5-3 Rear Compartment Lamp ...5-4 Battery Run-Down Protection ...5-4 Lighting Exterior Lamps Controls The exterior lamp control is located on the...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... lamps will be off. The DRL turns off when the engine is not running. The regular headlamps or parking... and remove the key from the ignition. 2. Open the driver door. 3. Pull the multifunction lever toward.... • Pull the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel again while the driver door is open...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...fade out. Reading Lamps Front Reading Lamps D Dome Lamp(s) There are two dome lamps. The rear dome lamp turns on automatically with the front dome lamp. (On/... turn the front dome lamp on or off while the doors are closed. The front reading lamps, located on the headliner, can be...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... 20 minutes, if the ignition is off. 9 R (Off): Press to turn the lamp off. (On): Press to turn the lamp on. Rear Compartment Lamp The liftgate lamp turns on when the liftgate is opened and turns off when the liftgate is closed.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... driving. While your vehicle is parked: { CAUTION This system provides you with far greater access to ... yourself with its operation. • Set up your audio system by presetting your favorite radio stations, ... Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 6-24 and the audio system manual for more information.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... Ignition Logic When this feature is enabled it turns the audio system on or off when the ignition is turned on or off. To turn ... OnStar®, the audio system will only turn off if the ignition is OFF and OnStar is not in use when the Ignition Logic system is enabled. System Operation n / R (Volume/...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...The Ignition Logic is preset to turn off the audio system when the ignition is turned off. To enable or disable Ignition ... and the system starts to play if SETTINGS, FM/AM, CD/MP3, or BC is not ... recent selected audio source plays when the audio system is turned on and the display is lit. The outside ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ..., Jazz, Vocal, and Off. The setting is saved automatically. Audio displays and the audio system starts to play if SETTINGS, FM/AM, CD/MP3, or BC is not pressed within five seconds after the setting is saved. To adjust the Treble: 1....
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Infotainment Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) To adjust the Balance using the SOUND button: 1. Press SOUND until Balance appears. 2. Press \ or ] to adjust the level from -12 through +12. The setting is saved automatically. • Press SETTINGS again to go back one level in the menu. • Press ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... the maximum initial volume level for the audio system when it is turned on. The maximum initial volume level ... the maximum initial volume level for the OnStar system when it is turned on. To set OnStar Volume: 1. Press.... LOC (LOCAL/DX Function): Press to change between LOC ON or LOC OFF. When the LOC...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...radio stations using the automatic station search or the manual station search. Automatic Station Search:... is made. If it is not activated, it searches the next receivable station. Manual Station Search:... search when the radio frequency is known. To use manual station search: 6-7 • Press and hold ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...CD player pulls the CD in automatically. Radio stations can be stored manually, and by using Autostore. To manually store preset stations: 1. Select FM or AM and tune to the desired radio ... radio is playing. See "Using an MP3" in the owner manual index. Track title Artist name Tack ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...Bit rates up to 256 kbps. File Naming Files must be named .mp3 for the CD to work. ID3 tags are supported. The following information shows on the display when the CD MP3 is playing. To change the display: 1. Press CD/MP3 twice, CD info appears on the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...scans the bottom of the disc. If the bottom of a CD is damaged it may not play properly or at all. Do not touch... the center to the edge. Care of the CD Player Do not add labels to a CD, it could get caught in... the top of the CD if a description is needed. Do not use CD lens cleaners, they could damage...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... Logic 6-11 When this feature is enabled it turns the audio system on or off when the ignition is turned on or off. To turn the ... OnStar®, the audio system will only turn off if the ignition is OFF and OnStar is not in use when the Ignition Logic system is enabled. System Operation R (Volume/...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...Ignition Logic is preset to turn off the audio system when the ignition is turned off. To enable or disable ... pages are menu pages where the audio system settings can be changed. • CD in displays if ... selected audio source plays when the audio system is turned on and the display is lit. The outside...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Infotainment Menus The menus of the audio systems are structured in levels. The current menu level is indicated by vertical lines at the edge of the screen. Selecting from a Menu The items within a menu are selected by turning the multifunction knob to move the cursor. The cursor highlights the menu...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... multifunction knob to save the setting. Adjusting the Equalizer The equalizer allows changes to be made to seven frequencies. To adjust the equalizer: 1. Press SOUND ... enabled. Overlay Menus Additional notes and information on the audio system or other vehicle components may appear on the display ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... knob to save the setting. 6-15 Adjusting the Sound Position The sound position for the audio system can be adjusted. The settings are: Driver: Adjusts the sound position for the drivers seat. Front: Adjusts the sound position for the front seats...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... Volume is used to set the maximum initial volume level for the OnStar system when it is turned on. To set OnStar Volume: 1. Press SOUND, then SETTINGS and ... is used to set the maximum initial volume level for the audio system when it is turned on. The maximum initial volume level is used when the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...station. To use automatic station search, do one of the following: Manual Station Search: Use ... when the radio frequency is known. 6-17 To use manual station search with the four-way switch:... until the desired frequency is reached. To use manual station search with the multifunction knob: 1. Select ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    6-18 Infotainment To manually store stations using the multifunction knob: 1. Select the desired radio station...buttons, the multifunction knob, and by using Autostore. To manually store stations using the station preset buttons: 1. Select FM or AM and tune to the desired radio station. 2. Press and ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Infotainment Display Options The display can be changed depending on what type of CD is in the CD player. The display options are: Selecting a ..., track name, artist name, and album name for an audio CD with CD text. To change the display: 1. Select Extras from the CD Menu. 2. Enable or disable the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... function: 1. Select CD from the CD menu. 2. Select the desired CD. Random Mode There are two modes for random: 4 tracks per CD are played before changing to the next CD for Random magazine: To use random for all CDs: 1. Select Extras from the CD menu. 2. Select Random Magazine, and U displays. To ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...: 1. Press 6-21 Using an MP3 or Mixed Mode CD Supported File Structure The CDC 40 supports up to: • 253 albums. • 65,535 tracks. • Bit rates up to 256 kbps. ... be named .mp3 for the CD to work. ID3 tags are supported. The following information shows on the display when a CD MP3, or...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    6-22 Infotainment Selecting a track using the CD menu and the Track function: 1. Select Track from the CD menu. 2. Select the desired track from the menu. Searching Within a Track To search within a track using the four-way switch or the CD menu functions: To search using the four-way switch: 1. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...Mixed Mode CD, the first of all four tracks from the audio part are played in random order and then the system changes to the next CD. The next time the system changes to the Mixed Mode CD, the tracks from the MP3 part are played as described above. To use random for ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    6-24 Infotainment Care of the CD Player Do not add labels to a CD, it could get ... see the following audio controls: Z (Rotary Control): Manually seek a station by turning to move the cursor ... at the steering wheel. Several functions of the audio system can be operated with the audio remote control ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    Infotainment 6-25 X : Press to toggle between the radio and CD or MP3 as an active source for playback. ^ / _: Press the arrows to go back or advance to the previous or next preset station if playing the radio. Press and hold to scroll through the preset stations. Press to go back or advance one ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    6-26 Infotainment ✍ NOTES
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... heating, cooling, and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system. Operation The air delivery mode or fan speed can be manually adjusted. Air Delivery Mode Knob To change the current air delivery mode, use the left knob to ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... is cooled and dehumidified. If cooling or dehumidification is not desired, turn off the air conditioning to save fuel. On hot days, open the windows briefly to let the hot inside air escape, then close them. This helps to reduce the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... the warming grid, and the repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape, a decal or anything similar to the... air inside the passenger compartment and prevents outside air from entering the vehicle. Rear Window Defogger The rear ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... the amount of air flow or to shut off the airflow completely. Keep all outlets open whenever possible for best system performance. • Use of non-GM approved... the performance of the system. • Keep the path under all seats clear of objects to help circulate the air inside the...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... ...8-4 Automatic Transmission Operation ...8-5 Manual Transmission Operation ...8-9 Parking Brake ...8-10 Shifting Into... It Out ...8-30 Loading the Vehicle ...8-30 Fuel Fuel ...8-35 Gasoline Octane ...8-35...¬cations ...8-35 California Fuel ...8-35 Additives ...8-36 Fuels in Foreign Countries ...8-36...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...OFF. If this doesn't work, then the vehicle needs service. Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle...miles (805 km). Do not make full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle...(322 km) or so. During this time the new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... for up to five minutes after the key is turned to LOCK/OFF. The power windows and mirrors will not operate after any of the front doors are opened. The radio may be used for up to sixty minutes after the key is turned to LOCK/OFF. Manual...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... the engine might not perform properly. Any resulting damage would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Your vehicle has a Computer-Controlled Cranking System. This feature... can provide easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up in cold weather conditions ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... rated for at least 15 amps. Automatic Transmission Operation 2. The engine heater connector is located in the passenger side lower front grille. Open the cover and insert the 110-volt AC adapter delivered in the vehicles glove box. 3. Plug ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. The regular brakes must be applied before you can shift ...moving forward could damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Shift to R (Reverse) only after the vehicle is stopped. To rock your vehicle back ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... position is also used for normal driving, however, it offers more power and lower fuel economy than DRIVE (D). Here are some times ... you even more power but lower fuel economy than SECOND (2). Use it on very steep... gives you more power but lower fuel economy. Use SECOND (2) on hills. It can ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... position. Automatic Neutral Idle The Automatic Neutral Idle shift function automatically sets the transmission to NEUTRAL (N) to reduce fuel consumption when the vehicle is not moving. Automatic neutral is activated when ALL of the following ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... shift from Drive to Neutral when the brake is applied. This is normal operation of the automatic transmission. 8-9 Manual Transmission Operation Five-... brake system. This is normal operation of the automatic transmission. This is the shift pattern. Here is how to operate your manual transmission: ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    8-10 Driving and Operating not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Shift to R (Reverse) only after the vehicle is stopped. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, to park your vehicle. If reverse gear does not engage, set the selector lever in neutral, ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... and Operating A warning chime will sound and a brake warning light located on the instrument panel cluster ... system and cause premature wear or damage to brake system parts. Make sure that the parking brake... vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set ... vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... out of PARK (P) use the following sequence: 1. Apply the brake pedal. 2. Press the shift lever button. ... your dealer/retailer or a professional towing service. Parking the Vehicle Before you get ... the ignition is in the ON/RUN position and the regular brake pedal is applied. The shift lock release ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... Running the Vehicle While Parked It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever ... road debris. Repairs were not done correctly. Your vehicle or the exhaust system has been modified improperly. • • { CAUTION Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Do not leave your vehicle when ...CAUTION (Continued) vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, always set the parking brake and move the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then ... following distance between you and the driver in front of you. • Focus on the task of driving. (Continued) ... if you drive after drinking. Do not drink and drive or ride with a driver who ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... is higher than if the person had not been drinking. 8-17 Braking See Brake System Warning Light on page 4-17. Braking action involves ... That means better braking and longer brake life. Control of a Vehicle The following three systems help to control your vehicle while driving...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... you brake, the computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. If there is a problem with ABS, this warning light will stay on. See Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light on page 4-18.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...vehicle and begin to drive away, the system performs several diagnostic checks to ensure there are no problems. You may hear or feel the system working. This is normal and does not mean there is a problem with your vehicle. The system should initialize before the vehicle reaches ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... warn the driver that StabiliTrak is disabled and requires service. If the problem does not clear after restarting the vehicle, you should.... The power steering system does not require regular maintenance. If you suspect steering system problems and/or the Service Vehicle Soon light comes on, contact ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there is... Then you suddenly accelerate. Both control systems - steering and acceleration - have to do ... do if this ever happens? Ease up on the brake or accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the way you...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time. But sometimes... the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply the brakes. See Braking on page 8-...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...go straight down the roadway. 8-23 • Do not get too close to the vehicle you ... vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, the wheels are not rolling. In the steering or cornering... us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems - brakes, steering...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... have any doubt. Remember: Any Antilock Brake System (ABS) helps avoid only ...acceleration, or braking, including reducing vehicle speed by shifting to a lower gear. Any sudden changes ...likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Night driving tips include:...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... hydroplaning. The best advice is to slow down when the road is wet. { CAUTION Wet brakes can cause crashes. They might not work as well in a quick stop and could cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... shape. • Windshield Washer Fluid: Reservoir full? Windows clean - inside and outside? • Wiper Blades: In good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: All levels checked? • Keep the vehicle well ventilated. • Keep interior temperature cool. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... CAUTION Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) or with the ignition off is dangerous. The brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down and... that they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even none .... But wet ice can be even more trouble because it can offer the least traction of ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... than you would on dry pavement. See Antilock Brake System (ABS) on page 8-18. You can get ... the surface under the tires even more. The Antilock Brake System (ABS) improves your vehicle's stability ..., brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you are actually on the ice, and avoid sudden ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster ... idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the... cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...and right to clear the area around the front wheels. Turn off any stability system. See StabiliTrak® System on page 8-19. Then shift back and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear, or with a manual transmission, between FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and REVERSE (R), spinning...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (... is attached to the vehicle's center pillar (B-pillar). With the driver's door open, you will find the label attached ... Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front and rear axle; see "Certification ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity ... the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...Information label for specific information about the A vehicle specific Certification label, found on the rear edge of the driver's door, tells you the gross weight capacity of the vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...) The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel, and cargo. Never exceed the GVWR for your... the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. And, if you do ... Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... needs service. California Fuel If your vehicle is certified to meet California Emissions ... operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance ... is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs might not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Gasoline ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... contains methanol. Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can corrode metal parts in the fuel system and also damage plastic and rubber parts. ... to contain additives that help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing the emission control system to work ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    .... Keep children away from the fuel pump; never let children pump fuel. The fuel cap is located behind a hinged fuel door on the passenger side of the vehicle. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly counterclockwise. The fuel cap has a spring ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 4-20. When replacing the fuel cap, turn it ... maintained until the filling is complete. • Do not smoke while pumping fuel. • Do not use a cellular phone while pumping ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...Fluid ...9-20 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...9-21 Brakes ...9-22 Battery ...9-25 Electrical System Add-On Electrical Equipment... Checks Owner Checks ...9-5 Hood Release ...9-5 Engine Compartment Overview ...9-6 Engine Oil ...9-7 Engine Oil Life System ...9-9 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...9-11 ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    9-2 Vehicle Service and Care Buying New Tires ...9-54 Different Size Tires and Wheels ... and parts needs, visit your dealer/retailer. You will receive genuine Saturn parts and Saturn-trained and supported service people. Genuine Saturn parts have one of these marks. Towing Towing Your Vehicle ...9-...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... cause malfunction or damage not covered by warranty. GM Accessories are designed to complement and function with other systems on your vehicle. Your GM... GM Accessories, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM Accessories. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...Before attempting to do your own service work, see Airbag System Check on page 1-36. You...the Limited Warranty, Maintenance and Owner Assistance Information manual. Doing Your Own Service Work ... can cause wind noise and can affect fuel economy and windshield washer performance. Check with your dealer...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    Vehicle Service and Care 9-5 Owner Checks Hood Release To open the hood: { CAUTION An electric fan under the hood can start up... 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...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    9-6 Vehicle Service and Care Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood, this is what you will see:
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Vehicle Service and Care A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 9-11. B. Engine Oil Fill Cap. Engine Oil on page 9-7. C. Brake Fluid Reservoir. Brakes on page 9-22. D. Coolant Reservoir...It is a good idea to check the engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    9-8 Vehicle Service and Care What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Look for three things: When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is below the MIN (minimum) mark, add ...of the recommended oil. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifi...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. Engine Oil Life System When to Change Engine Oil Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... Oil Life System The Engine Oil Life System calculates when to change the engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Whenever the oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when... odometer display, reset the system. After changing the engine oil, reset the system: 1. Turn the ignition ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...you are driving in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change. { CAUTION Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can.../Filter Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the Maintenance II intervals and replace it at the first oil change after each...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    9-12 Vehicle Service and Care covered by your warranty. See "Recommended Fluids and ... Limited Warranty, Maintenance and Owner Assistance Information manual. Automatic Transmission Fluid It is not necessary ... have your oil changed. See "Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in Service and ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Too much water in the mixture can ... Recommended Fluids and Lubricants in the Maintenance and Limited Warranty and Owner Assistance Information manual. • Help keep the proper engine temperature. • Let ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    9-14 Vehicle Service and Care Checking Coolant { CAUTION Turning the coolant reservoir ...ll procedure is necessary. See Cooling System on page 9-16 for instructions on "How to Add Coolant to the Coolant ... parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. When replacing the pressure cap, ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... driven with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine An engine coolant temperature warning can indicate a serious problem. See Engine...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. A. Coolant Reservoir B. Coolant Reservoir Pressure Cap C. Engine Cooling Fans (Out of view) If you get the engine ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... fans should be running. If they are not, your vehicle needs service. Notice: Engine damage from running the engine without coolant is not covered by the warranty. Notice: Using coolant other than DEX-COOL® can cause premature engine, heater ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    9-18 Vehicle Service and Care If no coolant is visible in the coolant reservoir, add ... could cause the engine to overheat and be severely damaged. If you have not found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is ... too hot but you would not get the overheat warning. The engine could catch fire and you...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    Vehicle Service and Care 9-19 { CAUTION You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts... will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 1. Remove the coolant reservoir pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant reservoir pressure cap ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    9-20 Vehicle Service and Care Power Steering Fluid When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to check the power steering... loss. If a leak occurs, take your vehicle to the dealer/retailer service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. Windshield Washer Fluid ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    Vehicle Service and Care 9-21 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Front Windshield Wiper Windshield wiper blades ... for wear or cracking. See "Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Limited Warranty, Maintenance and owner Assistance Information manual for the proper type and length. Raise the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake or clutch hydraulic system. Refer to "Scheduled Maintenance" in the Limited Warranty, Maintenance and Owner Assistance Information manual to determine when to check the brake fluid....
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Limited Warranty, Maintenance and Owner Assistance Information manual. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap...parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in the brake hydraulic system can damage brake hydraulic system...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... pad wear indicators. Periodic visual inspection of the rear brake pads is required to determine when to replace the pads. Visually inspect the rear brake pads whenever the rear wheels are removed such as... time to cool. 2. Remove the rear wheels. 3. Visually inspect the rear brake inner pads ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... example, if someone puts in brake linings that are wrong for your vehicle, the balance between the front and rear brakes can change - for the worse. The braking performance you have come to expect can change in many other ways if someone ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    9-26 Vehicle Service and Care The vehicle should: • Be placed so the headlamps are 25 ft....while headlamp aiming is being done. • Have a full tank of fuel and one person or 160 lbs (75... recommended that the vehicle is taken to your dealer/retailer for service if the headlamps need to be re-aimed. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Vehicle Service and Care 3. Record the distance from the ground to the aim dot on the low-beam headlamp. Notice: Do not cover a headlamp to improve beam cut-off when ... low-beam headlamps and place a piece of cardboard or equivalent in front of the headlamp not being adjusted. Do not place ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 1. The bulbs of the turn signal lamp are replaced through openings in the front wheel wells. Turn the wheel to gain access to the push ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Vehicle Service and Care 9-29 Taillamps (Five-Door Hatchback) To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the liftgate. 2. To replace the bulbs on the driver side, turn both locks and remove the cover. 2. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull straight out. 3. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    9-30 Vehicle Service and Care 9. Install a new bulb without touching the glass. 10. Reinstall the bulb assembly in taillamp assembly. Taillamps (Three-Door Hatchback) 4. Turn the nuts counterclockwise and hold the outside of taillamp assembly. 5. Pull the ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    Vehicle Service and Care To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the liftgate. See Liftgate on page 2-6 for more information. 2. Detach the plug connector from the bulb assembly. 9-31 5. Remove the seal. 6. Press on the tabs on outside of bulb assembly and remove the bulb ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    9-32 Vehicle Service and Care License Plate Lamp To replace one of these bulbs: 2. Turn and pull the license plate lamp toward you through the opening. 1. Push tab in and pull down on it to remove the license plate lamp. 3. Turn the bulb socket ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... equipment can damage your vehicle and the damage would not be covered by your warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment can keep other components .... Your vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. Fuses The wiring .... This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band..., the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed or goes...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Vehicle Service and Care 9-35 Fuses 1 2 Usage Antilock Brake System (ABS) Valves ABS Pump Fuses 4 5 Usage Climate Control System (Ignition) Engine Cooling Fan (AT and AC only) Fuses 6 7 Usage Engine Cooling Fan Windshield & Liftgate Glass Washer Motor
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... 17 18 20 21 22 24 Vehicle Service and Care Usage Horn Door Locks Foglamps Windshield Wipers (high ... Wipers (low speed) Antilock Brake System, Brake Lamp Switch Vacuum Pump Starter Air Conditioning Clutch Engine Control Module (ECM) (Main Relay) ECM (Battery) Fuel Pump/Injectors 27 28 29 30 32 34 35...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Vehicle Service and Care Use the fuse puller, to remove and replace fuses. 9-37 Fuses 1 3 Usage Front Power Window Cluster Fuses 4 11 Usage Climate Control System (Battery) Rear Defogger Fuses 12 14 Usage Rear Windshield Wiper Climate Control System (Ignition)
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    9-38 Fuses 16 Vehicle Service and Care Usage Front Passenger Seat Detection Sensor Tire Pressure ... tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about the tire warranty and where to obtain service, see the "Limited Warranty, Maintenance and Owner Assistance Information" manual for details. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Vehicle Service and Care CAUTION (Continued) Notice: If the vehicle has low-profile tires, they are more ... into contact with road hazards like, potholes, or sharp edged objects, or when sliding into a curb. The vehicle warranty does not cover this type of damage. Keep tires set to the correct infl...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    9-40 Vehicle Service and Care See your dealer/retailer for details regarding winter... height, aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later... speed rating as the original equipment tires may not be available for H, V, W, Y and ZR speed rated tires...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Vehicle Service and Care (D) Tire Identification Number (TIN): The letters and numbers ... that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (B) Temporary Use Only: The compact spare tire... emergency use when a regular road tire has lost air and gone flat. If your vehicle has a...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    9-42 Vehicle Service and Care (G) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specifi... sizing system. The letter P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered ..., aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and air conditioning. Aspect Ratio: The ...9-46. Curb Weight: The weight of a motor vehicle with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, but without passengers and cargo....
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    9-44 Vehicle Service and Care Intended Outboard Sidewall: The side of an asymmetrical tire, that ... when mounted on a vehicle. Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for air pressure. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire: A... a tire. Maximum Inflation Pressure: The maximum air pressure to which a cold tire can be ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    Vehicle Service and Care Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: A tire used on passenger cars ...90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire ...Tire Quality Grading Standards): A tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire's traction...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    9-46 Vehicle Service and Care A vehicle specific Tire and Loading Information label is attached to your vehicle. ... • Too much flexing • Too much heat • Tire overloading • Premature or irregular wear • Poor handling • Reduced fuel economy If your tires have too much air (over-inflation...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Vehicle Service and Care Remove the valve cap from the tire valve stem. Press the tire .... If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of the tire valve. ... vehicle has P205/55R16 size tires, additional air pressure is required when driving the vehicle at speeds of ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    9-48 Vehicle Service and Care pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of... tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and...also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    Vehicle Service and Care When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able ... Science Canada The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) operates on a radio frequency and ... operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    9-50 Vehicle Service and Care The low tire pressure warning light comes on at each ignition ... damage the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensors. Sensor damage caused by using a tire sealant is not covered by your warranty. Do not use liquid tire sealants. Each TPMS sensor has a unique identifi...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... km) or when unusual tire wear is noted. See "Scheduled Maintenance" in the Index of the "Limited Warranty, Maintenance and Owner Assistance Information" manual for more information. Also check the wheels for damage, see Wheel ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    9-52 Vehicle Service and Care { CAUTION Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make...assembly. Also see "Wheel Bolt Torque" under Capacities and Specifications on page 10-2. Adjust the front and rear tires to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure shown on ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Vehicle Service and Care 9-53 When It Is Time for New Tires Various factors, such as maintenance, temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle ... of the damage. The rubber in tires degrades over time, even if they are not being used. This is also true for the spare tire, if the vehicle has one. Multiple ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    9-54 Vehicle Service and Care and tire pressure monitoring performance. GM's TPC Spec... a full set of tires can affect the braking and handling performance of your vehicle. See Tire ...the overall performance of your vehicle, including brake system performance, ride and handling, traction control, { ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Vehicle Service and Care 9-55 { CAUTION If you use bias-ply... and suffer serious injury. Only use Saturn specific wheel and tire..., and have them properly installed by a Saturn certified technician. See Buying...-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control, the performance of these systems can...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    9-56 Vehicle Service and Care on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) system does not apply to deep tread, winter-type ...¬cantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    Vehicle Service and Care Traction - AA, A, B, C The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those ... failure. { WARNING The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    9-58 Vehicle Service and Care Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The tires and wheels... life and best overall performance. Adjustments to wheel alignment and tire balancing will not be necessary on ...be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of the vehicle, make the tires lose air and make ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    Vehicle Service and Care Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance, and tire or tire chain clearance to the body and chassis. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    9-60 Vehicle Service and Care way you want the vehicle to go. It may be very bumpy and noisy, but you ... prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put an automatic transmission shift lever in P (Park), or shift a manual transmission to 1 (First) or R (Reverse). (Continued)
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Vehicle Service and Care CAUTION (Continued) 3. Turn off the engine and do not restart while the vehicle is raised. 4....not allow passengers to remain in the vehicle. To be certain the vehicle will not move, put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    9-62 Vehicle Service and Care Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1....wheel cover on your compact spare tire. It will not fit. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have ... wrench (B) and jack handle (C). Notice: Wheel covers will not fit on your vehicle's compact spare. If...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    Vehicle Service and Care 9-63 { CAUTION Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the ... position or you may damage your vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. 4. Position the jack lift head at the jack location nearest the flat tire. The location is ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    9-64 Vehicle Service and Care { CAUTION Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is ... wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places ..., to get all the rust or dirt off. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 9-60. 6. Raise the vehicle ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    Vehicle Service and Care 9. Place the compact spare tire on the wheel-mounting surface. 12. .... Notice: Improperly tightened wheel bolts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel bolts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque speci�.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    9-66 Vehicle Service and Care To store a flat or spare tire and tools, do the following: Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools { CAUTION Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Vehicle Service and Care 9-67 Compact Spare Tire Although the compact spare ...¬‚ated when the vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation..., do not take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails... can damage the chains too. Do not use tire chains on your compact...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...costly damage to your vehicle that would not be covered by your warranty. Trying to start your ...automatic transmission in PARK (P) or a manual transmission in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. Notice: If ...they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always turn off...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Vehicle Service and Care 4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries. Find the positive (+) and negative (−) terminal locations ...place with water and get medical help immediately. { CAUTION An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    9-70 Vehicle Service and Care 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the...vehicle has one. Negative (−) will go to the engine lift hook. Do not connect positive (+) to negative (−) ... (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. Connect it ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting ... occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always connect and remove ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    9-72 Vehicle Service and Care Towing Towing Your Vehicle The vehicle was neither designed nor...ground. Consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing service if the disabled vehicle needs to be towed. See ...to look its best if it is cleaned often. Although not always visible, dust and dirt can ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    Vehicle Service and Care When cleaning your vehicle's interior, only use cleaners specifically designed for ... adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning your vehicle's interior, maintain adequate ventilation by opening your vehicle's doors and windows. Dust may be removed ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    9-74 Vehicle Service and Care To clean, use the following instructions: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with water or club ... soiled area until the cleaning cloth remains clean. 5. If the soil is not completely removed, use a mild soap solution and repeat the cleaning ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Vehicle Service and Care change the appearance and feel of your leather and are not ... and protect soft plastic surfaces may permanently change the appearance and feel of your interior and are ... soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle" later in this ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    9-76 Vehicle Service and Care Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, weather and chemical fallout that can... your vehicle or damage may occur and it would not be covered by the warranty. Do not use cleaning agents that are petroleum based or that contain acid or abrasives, as they can damage...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    Vehicle Service and Care page 9-80. Follow all manufacturers’ directions regarding ...€ in the Index of the “Maintenance and Warranty and Owner assistance Information” manual. magnesium, calcium ... the surface of the wheel(s). The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use only approved ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... on aluminum wheels could damage the wheels. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use chrome polish on chrome wheels ...the aluminum or chrome-plated wheels. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Never drive a vehicle equipped with aluminum or chrome-plated wheels through an ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, corrosion and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection. At least every ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    9-80 Vehicle Service and Care Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials Description Polishing Cloth Tar and Road Oil Remover Chrome Cleaner and Polish White Sidewall ... and exterior polishing cloth. Removes tar, road oil, and asphalt. Use on chrome or stainless steel. Removes...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    Vehicle Service and Care Description Foaming Tire Shine Low Gloss Wash Wax Concentrate Usage Cleans, shines, and protects tires. No wiping necessary. Medium foaming shampoo. Cleans and lightly waxes. Biodegradable and phosphate free. Quickly removes spots and stains from carpets, vinyl, and cloth ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    9-82 Vehicle Service and Care ✍ NOTES
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...cation Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...10-1 Service Parts Identification Label ...10-1 Vehicle ...VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. Service Parts Identification Label This label is on the trunk floor. It...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...€ in the index of the “Limited Warranty, Maintenance and Owner Assistance Information” manual. Capacities Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant ...L 1.5 L 110 Y Cooling System Automatic Transmission Manual Transmission Engine Oil with Filter Fuel Tank Transmission Fluid Automatic Transmission ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    Technical Data Engine Specifications Engine 1.8L L4 VIN Code 1 Transmission Automatic Manual Spark Plug Gap 0.035 in (0.90 mm) 10-3
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    10-4 Technical Data ✍ NOTES
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...and goodwill are important to your retailer and to Saturn. Together we are committed to providing our ...customer satisfaction. We call this the Saturn Difference. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation ...-16 OnStar® ...11-17 Navigation System ...11-17 Radio Frequency Identi�.
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... you need additional assistance, in the U.S., contact the Saturn Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-... and evening phone numbers. When contacting Saturn, please remember that your concern will likely ... first. STEP THREE (U.S. Owners): Both Saturn and its retailers are committed to making sure...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... of Columbia. Eligibility is limited by vehicle age, mileage and other factors. Saturn Corporation reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue its... 1-800-207-0685. Alternatively, you may call the Saturn Customer Communication Centre, 1-800-263-1999, or ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... Text Telephone (TTY) can communicate with Saturn by dialing 1-800-TDD-6000. TTY ... history and maintenance schedule. • Find Saturn retailers for service nationwide. • Receive special ...and privileges only available to members. Refer to saturn.com on the web for updated information and to register...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    Customer Information 11-5 Customer Assistance Offices Saturn encourages customers to call the toll-free ...Assistance: 1-800-553-6000 In Canada, write to: Saturn Customer Communication Centre General Motors ...833-6000. In Canada, customers may call the Saturn Customer Communication Centre at 1-800-263-...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...: A battery jump start is covered at no charge if the vehicle does not start. Services Provided The following ... to six per calendar year. • 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 crash. Winch-...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... Assistance. In many instances, mechanical failures may be covered. However, any cost for parts and labor for non-warranty repairs are the responsibility of the driver. Saturn and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to limit services or reimbursement to an...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...chains, or other traction devices. Roadside Assistance is not part of 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 Roadside Assistance program ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...while you wait. However, if you are unable to wait, Saturn helps to minimize your inconvenience by providing several ...the expense must be supported by original receipts and can only be up to the maximum amount allowed by Saturn for shuttle service. In addition, for U.S. customers, should you arrange ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... information about availability. All Courtesy Transportation arrangements will be administered by appropriate retailer personnel. Saturn reserves the right to unilaterally modify, change or discontinue Courtesy Transportation at any time and ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... Information Aftermarket parts are not covered by your GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and any vehicle failure related to such parts are not covered by that warranty. Many insurance policies provide reduced ... has been an injury, call emergency services for help. Do not leave the scene of a crash ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    .... • If your vehicle cannot be driven, know where the towing service will be taking it. Get a card from the tow truck operator or write down ... original GM parts. Remember, recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty. • Remove any valuables from your vehicle before it is towed ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...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-...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ..., call 1-800-263-1999, or write: Saturn Customer Communication Centre General Motors... A variety of publications are available to you. Saturn service manuals are written for trained technicians, and...-publications.com to order on-line. In Canada, Saturn service manuals are available by calling toll free...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...Copies of individual bulletins are also at your participating Saturn retailer. You can ask to see... can be obtained by contacting your Saturn retailer. Bulletins cover various subjects. Some... its retailers useful service bulletins about Saturn products. Saturn monitors product performance in the field...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle ... typically 30 seconds or less. • How various systems in your vehicle were operating • Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    Customer Information Saturn will not access this data or share it with others except: with the consent of the vehicle owner or, if the ... locking/unlocking and starting, and in-vehicle transmitters for garage door openers. RFID technology in Saturn vehicles does not use or record personal information ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    11-18 Customer Information ✍ NOTES
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ......9-3 Accessory Power Outlets ...4-10 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-35 Additives, Fuel ...8-36 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...9-33 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ...9-11 Air Conditioning ...7-1 Airbag Passenger Status...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    i-2 INDEX C California Fuel ...8-35 California Perchlorate Materials Requirements ...9-3 California Proposition 65 ... Program ...11-5 Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn ...11-14 Reporting Safety Defects to......11-13 Roadside Assistance Program ...11-5 Service Publications Ordering Information ...11-14
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...Delayed Headlamps ...5-2 Doing Your Own Service Work ...9-4 Dome Lamps ...5-3 Door Ajar Light ...4-24 Locks ... ...Winter Mode Light ... 8-26 8-25 8-30 8-27 4-23 E EDR ...11-15 Electrical System ... Fuses ...9-34 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...9-11 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...4-20 Coolant ...9-...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...20 Fog Lamp Fog ...5-2 Fog Lamp Light ...4-23 Fuel ...8-35 Additives ...8-36 California Fuel ... ...8-38 Filling the Tank ...8-37 Fuels in Foreign Countries ...8-36 Fuel (cont.) Gage ...Gasoline Octane... Hill and Mountain Roads ...8-26 G Gage Fuel ...4-25 Speedometer ...4-13 Tachometer ...4-13 Gasoline...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... Starting ...9-68 Light (cont.) Brake System Warning ...4-17 Charging System ...4-17 Cruise Control ...4-24 Door Ajar ...4-24 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning ...4-19 Fog Lamp ...4-23 Highbeam On ...4-24 Low Fuel Warning ...4-25 Low Oil Level ...4-23 Malfunction Indicator ...4-20 Oil ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... Locks Door ...2-5 Power Door ...2-5 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-6 Loss of Control ...8-23 Low Fuel Warning Light ...4-25 Lumbar Seat Adjustment ...1-3 N Navigation System, Privacy ...11-... ...4-23 Pressure Light ...4-22 Oil, Engine Oil Life System ...9-9 Older Children, Restraints ...1-37 ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... Radios Reception ...6-25 Theft-Deterrent ...6-24 Reading Lamps ...5-3 Rear Compartment Lamp ...5-4 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-6 Reporting Safety Defects Canadian Government ...11-14 Saturn ...11-14 United States Government ...11-13 Restraint System Check...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ......1-2 Lumbar Adjustment ...1-3 Rear Seat Operation ...1-7 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-3 Securing Child Restraints ...1-50, 1-53 Service ...9-2 Accessories ...-14 Vehicle Soon Light ...4-24 Service, Scheduling Appointments ...12-8 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-34 Sheet Metal Damage ...9-78 ...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... ...Pressure Monitor Operation ...Pressure Monitor System ...Removing the Flat Tire ...Removing the Spare... Traction Stabilitrak® System ...8-19 Transmission Fluid, Automatic ...9-12 Fluid, Manual ...9-12... ...8-5 Transmission Operation, Manual ...8-9 Trip Odometers ...4-13 Turn and Lane-Change Signals...
  • 2008 Saturn Astra | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... U Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...9-56 Using this Manual ...ii W Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ... Parking Your ...8-13 Running While Parked ...8-14 Service Soon Light ...4-24 Symbols ...iii Vehicle ...-15 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...10-1 Service Parts Identification Label ...10-1 ...



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2008 Saturn Astra Manual