GMC 2006 Savana User Manual
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2006 GMC Savana Owner Manual M

Seats and Restraint Systems ...........................

1-1

Front Seats ...............................................

1-3

Rear Seats ...............................................

1-7

Safety Belts .............................................

1-10

Child Restraints .......................................

1-32

Airbag System .........................................

1-65

Restraint System Check ............................

1-81

Features and Controls .....................................

2-1

Keys ........................................................

2-2

Doors and Locks .......................................

2-7

Windows .................................................

2-14

Theft-Deterrent Systems ............................

2-17

Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ...........

2-17

Mirrors ....................................................

2-28

Storage Areas .........................................

2-30

Instrument Panel .............................................

3-1

Instrument Panel Overview ..........................

3-4

Climate Controls ......................................

3-17

Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ........

3-23

Audio System(s) .......................................

3-43

Driving Your Vehicle .......................................

4-1

Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle

..... 4-2

Towing ...................................................

4-35

Service and Appearance Care ..........................

5-1

Service .....................................................

5-3

Fuel .........................................................

5-5

Checking Things Under the Hood ...............

5-10

All-Wheel Drive ........................................

5-43

Rear Axle ...............................................

5-44

Front Axle ...............................................

5-44

Noise Control System ...............................

5-45

Bulb Replacement ....................................

5-46

Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement .........

5-51

Tires ......................................................

5-52

Appearance Care .....................................

5-84

Vehicle IdentiÞcation .................................

5-92

Electrical System ......................................

5-93

Capacities and SpeciÞcations .....................

5-98

Maintenance Schedule .....................................

6-1

Maintenance Schedule ................................

6-2

Customer Assistance and Information ..............

7-1

Customer Assistance and Information ...........

7-2

Reporting Safety Defects ...........................

7-13

Index ................................................................

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GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Truck Emblem, and the name SAVANA are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation.

This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes after that time without further notice. For vehicles Þrst sold in Canada, substitute the name ÒGeneral Motors

of Canada LimitedÓ for GMC whenever it appears in this manual.

Keep this manual in the vehicle, so it will be there if it is needed while you are on the road. If the vehicle is sold, leave this manual in the vehicle.

Litho in U.S.A.

Part No. 06 SAVANA A First Printing

Canadian Owners

A French language copy of this manual can be obtained from your dealer or from:

Helm, Incorporated

P.O. Box 07130

Detroit, MI 48207

How to Use This Manual

Many people read the owner manual from beginning to end when they Þrst receive their new vehicle. If this

is done, it can help you learn about the features

and controls for the vehicle. Pictures and words work together in the owner manual to explain things.

Index

A good place to quickly locate information about the vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found.

© 2005 General Motors Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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Safety Warnings and Symbols

There are a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning.

{CAUTION:

These mean there is something that could hurt you or other people.

In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the hazard. Please read these cautions. If you do not,

you or others could be hurt.

You will also Þnd a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means ÒDo Not,Ó ÒDo Not do thisÓ or ÒDo Not let this happen.Ó

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Vehicle Damage Warnings

Also, in this manual you will Þnd these notices:

Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle.

A notice tells about something that can damage the vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your vehicleÕs warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell what to do to help avoid the damage.

When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words.

There are also warning labels on the vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.

Vehicle Symbols

The vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a speciÞc component, control, message, gage, or indicator.

If you need help Þguring out a speciÞc name of a component, gage, or indicator, reference the following topics:

¥Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1

¥Features and Controls in Section 2

¥Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3

¥Climate Controls in Section 3

¥Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators in Section 3

¥Audio System(s) in Section 3

¥Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5

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These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle:

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NOTES

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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

Front Seats ......................................................

1-3

Manual Seats ................................................

1-3

Power Seat ...................................................

1-4

Reclining Seatbacks ........................................

1-5

Rear Seats .......................................................

1-7

Rear Seat Operation .......................................

1-7

Safety Belts ...................................................

1-10

Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ................

1-10

Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ......

1-14

How to Wear Safety Belts Properly .................

1-15

Driver Position ..............................................

1-15

Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment .....................

1-22

Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..................

1-23

Right Front Passenger Position .......................

1-23

Center Passenger Position (3rd, 4th

 

and 5th Row) ............................................

1-24

Center Passenger Position (2nd Row) ..............

1-25

Rear Outside Passenger Positions ..................

1-25

Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ....................

1-28

Safety Belt Pretensioners ...............................

1-31

Safety Belt Extender .....................................

1-31

Child Restraints .............................................

1-32

Older Children ..............................................

1-32

Infants and Young Children ............................

1-35

Child Restraint Systems .................................

1-38

Where to Put the Restraint .............................

1-42

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children

 

(LATCH) ..................................................

1-44

Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside

 

Seat Position or the Second Row Center

 

Seat Position ............................................

1-51

Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat

 

Position (3rd, 4th, and 5th Row) ..................

1-54

Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front

 

Seat Position (With Passenger Sensing

 

System) ...................................................

1-56

Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front

 

Seat Position (With Airbag Off Switch) ..........

1-60

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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

Airbag System ...............................................

1-65

Where Are the Airbags? ................................

1-67

When Should an Airbag Inßate? .....................

1-68

What Makes an Airbag Inßate? .......................

1-70

How Does an Airbag Restrain? .......................

1-70

What Will You See After an Airbag Inßates? .....

1-70

Airbag Off Switch ..........................................

1-71

Passenger Sensing System ............................

1-74

Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...........

1-79

Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped

 

Vehicle ....................................................

1-80

Restraint System Check ..................................

1-81

Checking the Restraint Systems ......................

1-81

Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-81

1-2

Front Seats

Manual Seats

{CAUTION:

You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only when the vehicle is not moving.

Lift the bar located under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release

the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to be sure the seat is locked in place.

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Power Seat

If your vehicle has front power seat(s), you can adjust them with these controls located at the front center

of the seat cushion.

To raise or lower the seat, move the center knob up or down. To move the seat forward or rearward, move the center knob toward the right or left.

To raise or lower the front of the seat cushion, move the right lever up or down. To raise or lower the rear of

the seat cushion, move the left lever up or down.

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Reclining Seatbacks

To adjust the seatback, lift the front of the lever located on the inboard side of the seat cushion.

Move the seatback to the desired position and release the lever to lock the seatback.

{CAUTION:

If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked.

Lean forward and pull up on the front of the lever and the seatback will go to an upright position.

1-5

{CAUTION:

Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their job when you are reclined like this.

The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries.

The lap belt cannot do its job either. In a crash, the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries.

For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly.

Do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving.

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