2007 Buick Rendezvous Owners Manual

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2007 Buick Rendezvous Owner Manual M
Seats and Restraint Systems ....................... 7
Instrument Panel ....................................... 171
Front Seats
.............................................. 9
Instrument Panel Overview
................... 174
Rear Seats
............................................. 15
Climate Controls
................................... 200
Safety Belts
............................................ 30
Warning Lights, Gages, and
Child Restraints
...................................... 57
Indicators
.......................................... 211
Airbag System
........................................ 88
Message Center
................................... 225
Restraint System Check
....................... 104
Driver Information Center (DIC)
............ 235
Audio System(s)
................................... 250
Features and Controls .............................. 107
Keys
..................................................... 109
Driving Your Vehicle ................................. 301
Doors and Locks
.................................. 114
Your Driving, the Road, and
Windows
............................................... 120
Your Vehicle
..................................... 302
Theft-Deterrent Systems
....................... 122
Towing
................................................. 337
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
..... 127
Service and Appearance Care .................. 351
Mirrors
.................................................. 142
Service
................................................. 354
OnStar® System
................................... 144
Fuel
...................................................... 356
Universal Home Remote System
.......... 147
Checking Things Under the Hood
......... 362
Storage Areas
...................................... 158
Bulb Replacement
................................ 399
Sunroof
................................................ 169
Windshield Replacement
....................... 404
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Windshield Wiper Blade
Maintenance Schedule .............................. 471
Replacement
..................................... 404
Maintenance Schedule
.......................... 472
Tires
..................................................... 406
Appearance Care
.................................. 451
Customer Assistance Information ............. 491
Vehicle Identification
............................. 461
Customer Assistance and Information
... 492
Electrical System
.................................. 462
Reporting Safety Defects
...................... 508
Capacities and Specifications
................ 469
Index .......................................................... 513
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This manual describes features that may be
available in this model, but your vehicle may not
have all of them. For example, more than one
entertainment system may be offered or your
vehicle may have been ordered without a front
passenger or rear seats.
Keep this manual in the vehicle, so it will be there
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if it is needed while you are on the road. If the
BUICK, the BUICK Emblem, and the name
vehicle is sold, leave this manual in the vehicle.
RENDEZVOUS are registered trademarks of
General Motors Corporation.
Canadian Owners
This manual includes the latest information at the
A French language copy of this manual can be
time it was printed. We reserve the right to
obtained from your dealer or from:
make changes after that time without notice. For
vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the
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name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for
P.O. Box 07130
Buick Motor Division whenever it appears in this
Detroit, MI 48207
manual.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 15860822 A First Printing
© 2006 General Motors Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
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How to Use This Manual
{
Many people read the owner manual from
CAUTION:
beginning to end when they first receive their new
vehicle. If this is done, it can help you learn
These mean there is something that could
about the features and controls for the vehicle.
hurt you or other people.
Pictures and words work together in the
owner manual to explain things.
In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is.
Index
Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or
reduce the hazard. Please read these cautions. If
A good place to quickly locate information about
you do not, you or others could be hurt.
the vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual.
It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual
You will also find a
and the page number where it can be found.
circle with a slash
through it in this book.
Safety Warnings and Symbols
This safety symbol
means “Do Not,” “Do
There are a number of safety cautions in this
Not do this” or “Do Not
book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to
let this happen.”
tell about things that could hurt you if you were to
ignore the warning.
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
Vehicle Symbols
Also, in this manual you will find these notices:
The vehicle has components and labels that use
symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along
Notice: These mean there is something
with the text describing the operation or
that could damage your vehicle.
information relating to a specific component,
A notice tells about something that can damage
control, message, gage, or indicator.
the vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be
If you need help figuring out a specific name of a
covered by your vehicle’s warranty, and it could
component, gage, or indicator, reference the
be costly. But the notice will tell what to do to help
following topics:
avoid the damage.
• Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1
When you read other manuals, you might see
CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors
• Features and Controls in Section 2
or in different words.
• Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3
There are also warning labels on the vehicle. They
• Climate Controls in Section 3
use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
• 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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Section 1
Seats and Restraint Systems
Front Seats ..................................................... 9
Right Front Passenger Position ................... 46
Manual Seats ................................................ 9
Rear Outside Passenger Positions .............. 47
Power Seats ............................................... 10
Center Rear Passenger Position .................. 51
Manual Lumbar ........................................... 10
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ................ 53
Heated Seats .............................................. 11
Safety Belt Pretensioners ............................ 56
Memory Seat and Mirrors ............................ 11
Safety Belt Extender ................................... 56
Reclining Seatbacks .................................... 13
Child Restraints ............................................ 57
Head Restraints .......................................... 15
Older Children ............................................. 57
Rear Seats .................................................... 15
Infants and Young Children ......................... 60
Rear Seat Operation ................................... 15
Child Restraint Systems .............................. 64
Split Bench Seats ....................................... 15
Where to Put the Restraint .......................... 68
Captain Chairs ............................................ 21
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Stowable Seat ............................................. 26
Children (LATCH) .................................... 69
Safety Belts .................................................. 30
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ........... 30
Outside Seat Position .............................. 79
Questions and Answers About
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center
Safety Belts ............................................. 34
Rear Seat Position ................................... 82
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ............. 35
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right
Driver Position ............................................. 36
Front Seat Position .................................. 84
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment ................. 45
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy .............. 46
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Section 1
Seats and Restraint Systems
Airbag System .............................................. 88
Passenger Sensing System ......................... 98
Where Are the Airbags? .............................. 91
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle .... 102
When Should an Airbag Inflate? .................. 93
Adding Equipment to Your
What Makes an Airbag Inflate? ................... 95
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ........................ 103
How Does an Airbag Restrain? ................... 96
Restraint System Check ............................. 104
What Will You See After an Airbag
Checking the Restraint Systems ................ 104
Inflates? ................................................... 96
Replacing Restraint System Parts
After a Crash ......................................... 105
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Front Seats
Use the lever located
under the front of the
seat to adjust the
Manual Seats
seat forward or
rearward.
{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

Pull the lever up to unlock the seat. Slide the seat
not want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only
to where you want it and release the lever. To
when the vehicle is not moving.
make sure the seat is locked into place, try
to move the seat back and forth with your body.
Your vehicle may have manual seats.
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Power Seats
Manual Lumbar
If the vehicle has power
The knob that controls
seats, the controls used
this feature is located
to operate them are
on the outboard sides of
located on the outboard
the driver’s and front
side of the seats.
passenger’s seats.
To adjust the seat, do any of the following:
Turn the knob toward the front of the vehicle to
• Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding
increase lumbar support. Turn the knob toward the
the control forward or rearward.
rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar support.
• Raise or lower the front part of the seat
cushion by moving the front of the control up
or down.
• Raise or lower the rear part of the seat
cushion by moving the rear of the control up
or down.
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Document Outline

  • 2007 Buick Rendezvous BookTOC
  • Seats and Restraint Systems
    • Front Seats
      • Manual Seats
      • Power Seats
      • Manual Lumbar
      • Heated Seats
      • Memory Seat and Mirrors
      • Reclining Seatbacks
      • Head Restraints
    • Rear Seats
      • Rear Seat Operation
      • Split Bench Seats
      • Captain Chairs
      • Stowable Seat
    • Safety Belts
      • Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
      • Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
      • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
      • Driver Position
      • Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
      • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
      • Right Front Passenger Position
      • Rear Outside Passenger Positions
      • Center Rear Passenger Position
      • Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
      • Safety Belt Pretensioners
      • Safety Belt Extender
    • Child Restraints
      • Older Children
      • Infants and Young Children
      • Child Restraint Systems
      • Where to Put the Restraint
      • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
      • Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
      • Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
      • Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
    • Airbag System
      • Where Are the Airbags?
      • When Should an Airbag Inflate?
      • What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
      • How Does an Airbag Restrain?
      • What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
      • Passenger Sensing System
      • Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
      • Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
    • Restraint System Check
      • Checking the Restraint Systems
      • Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
  • Features and Controls
    • Keys
      • Remote Keyless Entry System
      • Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
    • Doors and Locks
      • Door Locks
      • Power Door Locks
      • Delayed Locking
      • Programmable Automatic Door Locks
      • Rear Door Security Locks
      • Lockout Protection
      • Liftgate
    • Windows
      • Power Windows
      • Sun Visors
    • Theft-Deterrent Systems
      • Content Theft-Deterrent
      • PASS-Key® III
      • PASS-Key® III Operation
    • Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
      • New Vehicle Break-In
      • Ignition Positions
      • Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
      • Starting the Engine
      • Engine Coolant Heater
      • Automatic Transaxle Operation
      • Parking Brake
      • Shifting Into Park (P)
      • Shifting Out of Park (P)
      • Parking Over Things That Burn
      • Engine Exhaust
      • Running the Engine While Parked
    • Mirrors
      • Manual Rearview Mirror
      • Outside Power Mirror
      • Outside Curb View Assist Mirror
      • Outside Convex Mirror
      • Outside Heated Mirrors
    • OnStar® System
    • Universal Home Remote System
      • Universal Home Remote System (With Three Round LED)
      • Universal Home Remote System (With One Triangular LED)
      • Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
      • Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
    • Storage Areas
      • Glove Box
      • Cupholder(s)
      • Cell Phone Storage Area
      • Overhead Console
      • Floor Console Storage Area
      • Front Armrest Storage Area
      • Rear Storage Area
      • Roof Rack System
      • Convenience Net
      • Cargo Cover
      • Rear Convenience Center
    • Sunroof
  • Instrument Panel
    • Instrument Panel Overview
      • Hazard Warning Flashers
      • Other Warning Devices
      • Horn
      • Tilt Wheel
      • Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
      • Turn and Lane-Change Signals
      • Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
      • Flash-to-Pass
      • Windshield Wipers
      • Windshield Washer
      • Rear Window Wiper/Washer
      • Cruise Control
      • Exterior Lamps
      • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
      • Automatic Headlamp System
      • Fog Lamps
      • Interior Lamps
      • Instrument Panel Brightness
      • Interior Lamps Control
      • Headlamp Exit Delay
      • Entry Lighting
      • Delayed Lighting
      • Exit Lighting
      • Perimeter Lighting
      • Front Reading Lamps
      • Rear Reading Lamps
      • Cargo Lamp
      • Battery Run-Down Protection
      • Instrument Panel Switchbank
      • Head-Up Display (HUD)
      • Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA)
      • Accessory Power Outlet(s)
      • Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
    • Climate Controls
      • Climate Control System
      • Dual Climate Control System
      • Dual Automatic Climate Control System
      • Outlet Adjustment
    • Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
      • Instrument Panel Cluster
      • Speedometer and Odometer
      • Trip Odometer
      • Tachometer
      • Safety Belt Reminder Light
      • Airbag Readiness Light
      • Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
      • Brake System Warning Light
      • Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
      • Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
      • Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
      • Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • Fuel Gage
    • Message Center
      • Passenger Seatbelt Reminder Message
      • Service Traction System Warning Message
      • Traction Active Message
      • Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message
      • Charging System Indicator Message
      • Reduced Engine Power Message
      • Low Oil Pressure Message
      • Change Engine Oil Message
      • Door Ajar Warning Message
      • Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message
      • Check Gas Cap Message
      • PASS-Key® III Security Message
      • Low Washer Fluid Warning Message
      • Low Fuel Warning Message
      • Low Brake Fluid Warning Message
      • Service Vehicle Soon Message
      • Program Mode Message
      • Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Battery Low Warning Message
      • Parking Lamp Warning Message
      • Highbeam Out Warning Message
    • Driver Information Center (DIC)
      • DIC Controls and Displays
      • DIC Compass
      • DIC Vehicle Personalization
    • Audio System(s)
      • Setting the Time
      • Radio with CD
      • Radio with Six-Disc CD
      • XM Radio Messages
      • Navigation/Radio System
      • Rear Seat Entertainment System
      • Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
      • Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Audio Steering Wheel Controls
      • Radio Reception
      • Care of Your CDs and DVDs
      • Care of the CD and DVD Player
      • Fixed Mast Antenna
      • XM’ Satellite Radio Antenna System
  • Driving Your Vehicle
    • Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
      • Defensive Driving
      • Drunken Driving
      • Control of a Vehicle
      • Braking
      • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
      • Braking in Emergencies
      • Traction Control System (TCS)
      • Steering
      • Off-Road Recovery
      • Passing
      • Loss of Control
      • Driving at Night
      • Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
      • City Driving
      • Freeway Driving
      • Before Leaving on a Long Trip
      • Highway Hypnosis
      • Hill and Mountain Roads
      • Winter Driving
      • If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
      • Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
      • Loading Your Vehicle
    • Towing
      • Towing Your Vehicle
      • Recreational Vehicle Towing
      • Level Control
      • Towing a Trailer
  • Service and Appearance Care
    • Service
      • Accessories and Modifications
      • California Proposition 65 Warning
      • Doing Your Own Service Work
      • Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
    • Fuel
      • Gasoline Octane
      • Gasoline Specifications
      • California Fuel
      • Additives
      • Fuels in Foreign Countries
      • Filling the Tank
      • Filling a Portable Fuel Container
    • Checking Things Under the Hood
      • Hood Release
      • Engine Compartment Overview
      • Engine Oil
      • Engine Oil Life System
      • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
      • Automatic Transaxle Fluid
      • Engine Coolant
      • Radiator Pressure Cap
      • Engine Overheating
      • Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
      • Cooling System
      • Power Steering Fluid
      • Windshield Washer Fluid
      • Brakes
      • Battery
      • Jump Starting
    • Bulb Replacement
      • Halogen Bulbs
      • Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
      • Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
      • Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps
      • Replacement Bulbs
    • Windshield Replacement
    • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
    • Tires
      • Tire Sidewall Labeling
      • Tire Terminology and Definitions
      • Inflation - Tire Pressure
      • Check Tire Pressure System
      • Tire Inspection and Rotation
      • When It Is Time for New Tires
      • Buying New Tires
      • Different Size Tires and Wheels
      • Uniform Tire Quality Grading
      • Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
      • Wheel Replacement
      • Tire Chains
      • Accessory Inflator
      • If a Tire Goes Flat
      • Changing a Flat Tire
      • Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
      • Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
      • Secondary Latch System
      • Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
      • Compact Spare Tire
    • Appearance Care
      • Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
      • Fabric/Carpet
      • Leather
      • Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
      • Care of Safety Belts
      • Weatherstrips
      • Washing Your Vehicle
      • Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
      • Finish Care
      • Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades
      • Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels
      • Tires
      • Sheet Metal Damage
      • Finish Damage
      • Underbody Maintenance
      • Chemical Paint Spotting
      • Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
    • Vehicle Identification
      • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
      • Service Parts Identification Label
    • Electrical System
      • Add-On Electrical Equipment
      • Headlamp Wiring
      • Windshield Wiper Fuses
      • Power Windows and Other Power Options
      • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
      • Floor Console Fuse Block
      • Underhood Fuse Block
    • Capacities and Specifications
  • Maintenance Schedule
    • Maintenance Schedule
      • Introduction
      • Maintenance Requirements
      • Your Vehicle and the Environment
      • Using the Maintenance Schedule
      • Scheduled Maintenance
      • Additional Required Services
      • Maintenance Footnotes
      • Owner Checks and Services
      • At Each Fuel Fill
      • At Least Once a Month
      • At Least Once a Year
      • Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
      • Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
      • Engine Drive Belt Routing
      • Maintenance Record
  • Customer Assistance Information
    • Customer Assistance and Information
      • Customer Satisfaction Procedure
      • Online Owner Center
      • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
      • Customer Assistance Offices
      • GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
      • Roadside Assistance Program
      • Courtesy Transportation
      • Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
      • Collision Damage Repair
    • Reporting Safety Defects
      • Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
      • Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
      • Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
      • Service Publications Ordering Information
  • Index