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2008 Saturn VUE Green Line Hybrid Owner Manual M

Seats and Restraint Systems ........................... 1-1 Head Restraints ......................................... 1-2 Front Seats ............................................... 1-4 Rear Seats .............................................. 1-10 Safety Belts ............................................. 1-12 Child Restraints ....................................... 1-31 Airbag System ......................................... 1-53 Restraint System Check ............................ 1-70 Features and Controls ..................................... 2-1 Keys ........................................................ 2-3 Doors and Locks ....................................... 2-7 Windows ................................................. 2-10 Theft-Deterrent Systems ............................ 2-13 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ........... 2-16 Mirrors .................................................... 2-31 OnStar® System ...................................... 2-33 Universal Home Remote System ................ 2-36 Storage Areas ......................................... 2-41 Sunroof .................................................. 2-44 Instrument Panel ............................................. 3-1 .......................... 3-4 ...................................... 3-18 ........ 3-25 .................. 3-44 ....................................... 3-59

Instrument Panel Overview Climate Controls Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators Driver Information Center (DIC) Audio System(s)

Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle Towing

Driving Your Vehicle ....................................... 4-1 ........ 4-2 ................................................... 4-28 Service and Appearance Care .......................... 5-1 Service ..................................................... 5-3 Fuel ......................................................... 5-5 Checking Things Under the Hood ............... 5-10 Headlamp Aiming ..................................... 5-39 Bulb Replacement .................................... 5-41 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ......... 5-46 Tires ...................................................... 5-47 Appearance Care ..................................... 5-79 Vehicle Identification ................................. 5-87 Electrical System ...................................... 5-88 Capacities and Specifications ..................... 5-98 Maintenance Schedule ..................................... 6-1 ................................ 6-2 Customer Assistance Information .................... 7-1 ........... 7-2 ........................... 7-13 ........... 7-15 Index ................................................................ 1

Customer Assistance and Information Reporting Safety Defects Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy

Maintenance Schedule

Canadian Owners A French language copy of this manual can be obtained from your dealer/retailer or from:

Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 1-800-551-4123 www.helminc.com

Propriétaires Canadiens On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce guide en français auprès de concessionnaire ou à l’adresse suivante:

Helm Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 1-800-551-4123 www.helminc.com

SATURN, the SATURN Emblem, and the name VUE are registered trademarks of Saturn Corporation. GENERAL MOTORS and GM are registered trademarks of 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 without further notice. This manual describes features that may or may not be on your specific vehicle. Keep this manual in the vehicle for quick reference.

Litho in U.S.A. Part No. 25812263 A First Printing

©2007 General Motors Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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About Driving Your Vehicle As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Be sure to read the “on-pavement” and “off-road” driving guidelines in this manual. See Driving Your Vehicle on page 4-2.

Using this Manual Read this owner manual from beginning to end to learn about the vehicle’s features and controls. Pictures and words work together to explain things.

Index To quickly locate information about the vehicle use 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.

Safety Warnings and Symbols There are a number of safety cautions in this book. A box with the word CAUTION is used to tell about things that could hurt you or others if you were to ignore the warning.

{CAUTION:

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

Cautions tell what the hazard is and what to do to avoid or reduce the hazard. Read these cautions.

A circle with a slash through it is a safety symbol which means “Do Not,” “Do Not do this” or “Do Not let this happen.”

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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 specific component, control, message, gage, or indicator.

Vehicle Damage Warnings Notices are also used in this manual. 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 the vehicle’s warranty, and it could be costly. The notice tells 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 which use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.

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Section 1

Seats and Restraint Systems

Head Restraints ...............................................1-2 Front Seats ......................................................1-4 Manual Seats ................................................1-4 Seat Height Adjuster .......................................1-5 Power Seat ...................................................1-5 Manual Lumbar ..............................................1-6 Heated Seats .................................................1-6 Manual Reclining Seatbacks .............................1-7 Passenger Folding Seatback ............................1-9 Rear Seats .....................................................1-10 .................................1-10 Safety Belts ...................................................1-12 Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ................1-12 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly .................1-17 Lap-Shoulder Belt .........................................1-25 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..................1-30 Safety Belt Extender .....................................1-30 Child Restraints .............................................1-31 Older Children ..............................................1-31 Infants and Young Children ............................1-34 Child Restraint Systems .................................1-37

Split Folding Rear Seat

Where to Put the Restraint .............................1-39 Lower Anchors and Tethers for

Children (LATCH) ......................................1-41

Securing a Child Restraint in a

Rear Seat Position ....................................1-47

Securing a Child Restraint in the

Right Front Seat Position ............................1-49 Airbag System ...............................................1-53 Where Are the Airbags? ................................1-56 When Should an Airbag Inflate? .....................1-59 What Makes an Airbag Inflate? .......................1-61 How Does an Airbag Restrain? .......................1-61 What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates? .....1-62 Passenger Sensing System ............................1-63 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...........1-68 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped

Vehicle ....................................................1-68 Restraint System Check ..................................1-70 Checking the Restraint Systems ......................1-70 Replacing Restraint System Parts

After a Crash ............................................1-71

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Head Restraints The vehicle’s front and rear seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions.

{CAUTION:

With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occupants will suffer a neck/spinal injury in a crash. Do not drive until the head restraints for all occupants are installed and adjusted properly.

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Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint is at the same height as the top of the occupant’s head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.

Pull the head restraint up to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the restraint down.

Push down on the head restraint after the button is released to make sure that it is locked in place. The vehicle’s head restraints are not designed to be removed. Active Head Restraint System The vehicle has an active head restraint system in the front outboard seating positions. These automatically tilt forward to reduce the risk of neck injury if the vehicle is hit from behind.

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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.

To move a manual seat forward or rearward:

1. Lift the bar to unlock

the seat.

2. Slide the seat to the desired position 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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Seat Height Adjuster

If your vehicle has a manual driver seat height adjuster, it is located on the outboard side of the seat near the front of the seat cushion.

Power Seat a: To adjust the seat:

Move the seat forward or rearward.

To raise the seat, move the lever upward repeatedly until the seat is at the desired height. To lower the seat, move the lever downward repeatedly until the seat is at the desired height.

Raise or lower the front or rear part of the seat cushion.

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Manual Lumbar

If your vehicle has this feature, the knob is located on the inboard side of the driver’s seatback.

Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the lumbar support.

Heated Seats On vehicles with heated front seats the controls are located on the center console. To operate the heated seats the engine must be running.

M (Heated Seat): Press this button to turn on the heated seat. The light on the button will come on to indicate that the feature is working. Press the button to cycle through the temperature settings of high, medium, and low and to turn the heat to the seat off. Indicator lights show the level of heat selected: three for high, two for medium, and one for low. The passenger seat may take longer to heat up.

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Manual Reclining Seatbacks

{CAUTION:

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

{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.

Driver’s Seat shown, Passenger Seat similar

To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outboard side of the seat and move the seatback to the desired position. Then release the lever to lock the seatback in place. If the passenger’s seat is a flat folding seat, fully raise the lever to disengage the seatback.

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{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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Passenger Folding Seatback

{CAUTION:

If you fold the seatback forward to carry longer objects, such as skis, be sure any such cargo is not near an airbag. In a crash, an inflating airbag might force that object toward a person. This could cause severe injury or even death. Secure objects away from the area in which an airbag would inflate. For more information, see Where Are the Airbags? on page 1-56 and Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-22.

{CAUTION:

Things you put on this seatback can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. Remove or secure all items before driving.

On vehicles with this feature, to fold the seatback: 1. Lower the head restraint all the way. 2. Lift the bar under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat as far back as it will go and release the bar. Try to move the seat back and forth to make sure it is locked into place.

3. Lift up fully on the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, and fold the seatback forward until it disengages.

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{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.

3. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is

locked in place.

The recliner lever is also used to recline the seatback while a passenger is seated. See Manual Reclining Seatbacks on page 1-7. Rear Seats Split Folding Rear Seat The rear split bench seatbacks can be folded forward, upright, or partially reclined, independent of the other seatback position.

4. Continue to fold the seat forward until it locks in

the folded position.

5. Pull up on the seatback to be sure it is locked. To raise the seatback, do the following: 1. Lift up fully on the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat, and push up on the seatback.

2. Continue raising the seatback until the seatback

re-engages.

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{CAUTION:

If the seatback is not locked, it could move

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