2002 Buick Park Avenue Owner’s Manual

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  • 2002 Buick Park Avenue Owner\’s Manual
    • Copyright General Motors Corp 2001
    • For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
    • How to Use this Manual
    • Safety Warnings and Symbols
    • Vehicle Damage Warnings
    • Vehicle Symbols
  • Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
    • Seats and Seat Controls
      • Power Seats
      • Four-Way Power Lumbar Control (Option)
      • Memory Seat and Mirrors (If Equipped)
      • Heated Seats (Option)
      • Reclining Front Seatbacks
      • Head Restraints
    • Safety Belts: They\’re for Everyone
      • Why Safety Belts Work
    • Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts — and the Answers
    • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
      • Adults
    • Driver Position
      • Lap-Shoulder Belt
        • Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
    • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
    • Right Front Passenger Position
    • Air Bag Systems
      • How the Air Bag Systems Work
        • Where are the air bags?
        • When should an air bag inflate?
        • What makes an air bag inflate?
        • How does an air bag restrain?
        • What will you see after an air bag inflates?
      • Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
    • Center Passenger Position
      • Lap Belt
    • Rear Seat Passengers
      • Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
        • Lap-Shoulder Belt
    • Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
    • Children
      • Infants and Young Children
    • Restraint Systems for Children
      • Where to Put the Restraint
      • Top Strap
      • 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
    • Older Children
    • Safety Belt Extender
    • Checking Your Restraint Systems
    • Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
  • Section 2 Features and Controls
    • Windows
      • Power Windows
        • Express-Down Window
        • Window Lock
    • Keys
    • Door Locks
      • Central Door Unlocking System
      • Power Door Locks
      • Door Ajar Reminder (If Equipped)
      • Automatic Door Locks
        • Customizing Your Automatic Door Locks Feature
      • Delayed Locking
      • Rear Door Security Locks
        • Using One of These Locks
        • Opening a Rear Door When the Security Lock is On
        • Canceling the Rear Door Security Lock
      • Lockout Protection
      • Leaving Your Vehicle
    • Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
      • Operation
        • Instant Alarm
        • Personal Choice Features
        • Security Feedback
        • Theft-Deterrent System
      • Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
      • Battery Replacement
      • Resynchronization
    • Trunk
      • Trunk Lock Release
      • Remote Trunk Release
      • Remote Trunk Release Lockout
      • Trunk Security Override
      • Trunk Release Handle
      • Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit
    • Theft
      • Key in the Ignition
      • Parking at Night
      • Parking Lots
    • Content Theft-Deterrent System
      • Testing the Alarm
    • PASS-Key III
    • New Vehicle \”Break-In\”
    • Ignition Positions
      • Key Reminder Warning
      • Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
    • Starting Your Engine
    • Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
      • To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
    • Automatic Transaxle Operation
    • Parking Brake
    • Shifting Into PARK (P)
      • Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
      • Torque Lock
    • Shifting Out of PARK (P)
    • Parking Over Things That Burn
    • Engine Exhaust
    • Running Your Engine While You\’re Parked
    • Horn
    • Tilt Wheel
    • Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
      • Turn and Lane-Change Signals
        • Turn Signal On Chime
      • Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
      • Flash-to-Pass Feature
      • Windshield Wipers
      • Rainsense_ II Wipers (If Equipped)
      • Windshield Washer
      • Cruise Control
        • Setting Cruise Control
        • Resuming a Set Speed
        • Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
        • Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
        • Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
        • Using Cruise Control on Hills
        • Ending Cruise Control
        • Erasing Speed Memory
    • Exterior Lamps
      • Lamps On Reminder
      • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
      • Cornering Lamps
      • Twilight Sentinel
        • Light Sensor
    • Interior Lamps
      • Instrument Panel Brightness Control
      • Courtesy Lamps
      • Illuminated Entry System
      • Delayed Entry Lighting
      • Theater Dimming
      • Delayed Exit Lighting
      • Parade Dimming
      • Perimeter Lighting
      • Front Reading Lamps
      • Rear Reading Lamps
      • Trunk Lamp
      • Glove Box Lamp
      • Battery Rundown Protection
    • Mirrors
      • Inside Manual Day/Night Rearview Mirror
      • Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass (If Equipped)
        • Mirror Operation
        • Compass Operation
        • Compass Calibration
        • Compass Variance
      • Power Remote Control Outside Rearview Mirrors
      • Parallel Park Assist Mirror (If Equipped)
      • Convex Outside Mirror
      • Automatic Dimming/Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
    • Storage Compartments
      • Glove Box
      • Garage Door Opener Compartment
      • Front Center Console
      • Rear Armrest
      • Rear Storage Armrest (If Equipped)
      • Rear Seat Pass Through
      • Convenience Net
    • Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
      • Front Ashtray
      • Rear Ashtray
      • Cigarette Lighter
    • Sun Visors
      • Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
    • Auxiliary Power Outlets
    • OnStar System (If Equipped)
      • Cellular Antenna
      • OnStar Services
      • OnStar System Limitations
    • Assist Straps
    • Sunroof (Option)
    • HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
      • Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
      • Training a Garage Opener with a \”Rolling Code\” Feature (If Equipped)
      • Canadian Programming
      • Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
      • Erasing Channels
      • Resetting Defaults
      • Accessories
    • The Instrument Panel — Your Information System
    • Instrument Panel Clusters
      • Speedometer and Odometer
        • Trip Odometer
      • Tachometer
    • Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
      • Safety Belt Reminder Light
      • Air Bag Readiness Light
      • Battery Warning Light
      • Brake System Warning Light
      • Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
      • Traction Control System Warning Light (Option)
      • Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
      • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
        • If the Light Is Flashing
        • If the Light Is On Steady
        • Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
      • Oil Pressure Light
      • Service Vehicle Soon Light
      • Security Light
      • Cruise Light
      • Fuel Gage
    • Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
      • DIC Controls and Displays
        • ODO/TRIP (Odometer/Trip)
        • FUEL INFO (Information)
        • GAGE INFO
      • DIC Warnings and Messages
      • DIC Personal Choice Programming
        • Parallel Park Assist
        • Automatic Door Locks
        • Delayed Locking
        • Security Feedback
        • Perimeter Lighting
        • Memory Seat Recall
        • Window Lockout
    • Head-Up Display (HUD) (If Equipped)
      • Care of the HUD
      • If You Can\’t See The HUD Image When the Ignition is On
    • Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) (Option)
      • How the System Works
  • Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
    • Comfort Controls
      • Dual Automatic ComforTemp_ Climate Control
        • Mode Buttons
      • Air Conditioning
      • Heating
      • Defogging and Defrosting
      • Rear Window Defogger
      • Passenger Climate Control
      • Personal Choice Comfort Controls (If Equipped)
      • Ventilation System
        • Ventilation Tips
      • Steering Wheel Controls for Climate Control
    • Audio Systems
      • Setting the Clock
      • AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
        • Playing the Radio
        • Finding a Station
        • Setting Preset Stations
        • Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
        • Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
        • Playing a Cassette Tape
        • Cassette Tape Messages
      • AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped)
        • Playing the Radio
        • Finding a Station
        • Setting Preset Stations
        • Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
        • Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
        • Playing a Cassette Tape
        • Cassette Tape Messages
        • Playing a Compact Disc
        • Compact Disc Messages
      • Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
        • Playing a Compact Disc
        • Compact Disc Changer Errors
      • Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped)
      • Theft-Deterrent Feature
        • Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
        • Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
        • Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Audio Steering Wheel Controls
      • Understanding Radio Reception
        • AM
        • FM Stereo
        • Cellular Phone Usage
      • Tips About Your Audio System
      • Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
      • Care of Your Compact Discs
      • Care of Your Compact Disc Player
      • Heated Backlite Antenna
  • Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
    • Defensive Driving
    • Drunken Driving
    • Control of a Vehicle
    • Braking
      • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
        • Using Anti-Lock
      • Braking in Emergencies
    • Traction Control System (If Equipped)
    • Steering
      • Power Steering
      • Magnetic-Speed Variable Assist Steering (If Equipped)
      • Steering Tips
        • Driving on Curves
      • Steering in Emergencies
    • Off-Road Recovery
    • Passing
    • Loss of Control
      • Skidding
    • Driving at Night
    • Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
      • Hydroplaning
      • Driving Through Deep Standing Water
      • Driving Through Flowing Water
      • Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
    • City Driving
    • Freeway Driving
    • Before Leaving on a Long Trip
    • Highway Hypnosis
    • Hill and Mountain Roads
    • Winter Driving
      • Driving on Snow or Ice
      • If You\’re Caught in a Blizzard
    • Recreational Vehicle Towing
      • Dinghy Towing
      • Dolly Towing
    • Loading Your Vehicle
      • Automatic Level Control
    • Towing a Trailer
      • If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
      • Weight of the Trailer
      • Weight of the Trailer Tongue
      • Total Weight on Your Vehicle\’s Tires
      • Hitches
      • Safety Chains
      • Trailer Brakes
      • Driving with a Trailer
      • Following Distance
      • Passing
      • Backing Up
      • Making Turns
      • Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
      • Driving On Grades
      • Parking on Hills
      • When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
      • Maintenance When Trailer Towing
      • Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
  • Section 5 Problems on the Road
    • Hazard Warning Flashers
    • Other Warning Devices
    • Jump Starting
    • Towing Your Vehicle
    • Engine Overheating
      • If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
      • If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
    • Cooling System
      • How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
      • How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
    • If a Tire Goes Flat
    • Changing a Flat Tire
      • Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
      • Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps
      • Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
      • Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
      • Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • If You\’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
      • Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
  • Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
    • Service
      • 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 Your Tank
    • Filling a Portable Fuel Container
    • Checking Things Under the Hood
      • Hood Release
      • Engine Compartment Overview
    • Engine Oil
      • Checking Engine Oil
      • When to Add Engine Oil
      • What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
      • Engine Oil Additives
      • When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles Without the GM Oil Life System)
      • When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles With the GM Oil Life System_ Option)
        • How to Reset the Oil Life System (If Equipped)
      • What to Do with Used Oil
    • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
    • Passenger Compartment Air Filter
    • Supercharger Oil
      • When to Check
      • What Kind of Oil to Use
      • How to Check and Add Oil
    • Automatic Transaxle Fluid
      • When to Check and Change
      • How to Check
        • Checking the Fluid Level
      • How to Add Fluid
    • Engine Coolant
      • What to Use
      • Checking Coolant
        • Adding Coolant
    • Radiator Pressure Cap
    • Power Steering Fluid
      • When to Check Power Steering Fluid
      • How to Check Power Steering Fluid
      • What to Use
    • Windshield Washer Fluid
      • What to Use
      • Adding Washer Fluid
    • Brakes
      • Brake Fluid
        • What to Add
      • Brake Wear
      • Brake Pedal Travel
      • Brake Adjustment
      • Replacing Brake System Parts
    • Battery
      • Vehicle Storage
    • Bulb Replacement
      • Halogen Bulbs
      • Headlamps
        • Headlamp Aiming
      • Front Turn Signal
      • Rear Quarterpanel Turn Signal Lamps and Stoplamps
      • Trunk-Mounted Rear Turn Signals, Stoplamps and Back-Up Lamps
    • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
    • Tires
      • Inflation — Tire Pressure
        • When to Check
        • How to Check
      • Check Tire Pressure System (If Equipped)
      • Tire Inspection and Rotation
        • When It\’s Time for New Tires
      • Buying New Tires
      • Uniform Tire Quality Grading
        • Treadwear
        • Traction — AA, A, B, C
        • Temperature — A, B, C
      • Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
      • Wheel Replacement
        • Used Replacement Wheels
      • Tire Chains
    • Appearance Care
    • Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
      • Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
      • Using Cleaner on Fabric
      • Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
      • Cleaning Vinyl
      • Cleaning Leather
      • Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
      • Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
      • Cleaning Speaker Covers
    • Care of Safety Belts
    • Cleaning Glass Surfaces
    • Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
    • Weatherstrips
    • Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
      • Washing Your Vehicle
      • Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
      • Finish Care
    • Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
    • Cleaning Tires
    • Sheet Metal Damage
    • Finish Damage
    • Underbody Maintenance
    • Chemical Paint Spotting
    • GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
      • Engine Identification
    • Service Parts Identification Label
    • Electrical System
      • Add-On Electrical Equipment
      • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
        • Main and Auxiliary Instrument Panel Fuse Blocks
        • Main Instrument Panel Fuse Block
        • Auxiliary Instrument Panel Fuse Block
        • Underhood Fuse Block
    • Removing the Rear Seat Cushion
      • Rear Compartment Fuse Block
    • Replacement Bulbs
    • Capacities and Specifications
      • Capacities
      • Wheel Nut Torque
      • Engine Specifications
    • Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity
    • Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
  • Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
    • Introduction
      • Your Vehicle and the Environment
      • Maintenance Requirements
      • How This Section is Organized
    • Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
      • Using Your Maintenance Schedule
      • Selecting the Right Schedule
      • Short Trip/City Definition
      • Short Trip/City Intervals
      • Long Trip/Highway Definition
      • Long Trip/Highway Intervals
      • Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
        • Footnotes
      • Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
        • Footnotes
    • Part B: Owner Checks and Services
      • At Each Fuel Fill
        • Engine Oil Level Check
        • Engine Coolant Level Check
        • Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
      • At Least Once a Month
        • Tire Inflation Check
        • Cassette Deck Service
      • At Least Twice a Year
        • Restraint System Check
        • Wiper Blade Check
        • Weatherstrip Lubrication
        • Automatic Transaxle Check
      • At Least Once a Year
        • Key Lock Cylinders Service
        • Body Lubrication Service
        • Starter Switch Check
        • Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
        • Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
        • Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
        • Underbody Flushing Service
    • Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
      • Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
      • Exhaust System Inspection
      • Fuel System Inspection
      • Engine Cooling System Inspection
      • Throttle System Inspection
      • Brake System Inspection
    • Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
    • Part E: Maintenance Record
  • Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
    • Customer Satisfaction Procedure
    • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
    • Customer Assistance Offices
      • United States
      • Canada
      • All Overseas Locations
      • Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
    • GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
    • Roadside Assistance
      • Canadian Roadside Assistance
    • Courtesy Transportation
      • Plan Ahead When Possible
      • Transportation Options
        • Shuttle Service
        • Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
        • Courtesy Rental Vehicle
      • Additional Program Information
    • Warranty Information
    • 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
      • Service Manuals
      • Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual
      • Service Bulletins
      • Owner\’s Information
      • Current and Past Model Order Forms
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