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DRIVER INFORMATION Power Sliding Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Rear Seat Climate Control with RSE . . . . . . . . .15
Instrument Panel Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Folding Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Driver Information Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Side-Folding Utility Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY FEATURES Convenience Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Child Restraints (LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Overhead Rail System Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES 115-Volt Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Audio Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Air Inflator Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Multiple-Disc CD Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Rear Parking Assist (RPA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System PERFORMANCE FEATURES
(DVD Player) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Automatic Level Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
CONVENIENCE FEATURES Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 StabiliTrak® – Stability Control System . . . . . . .18
Interior Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Proper Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 OWNER INFORMATION
Window Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Service Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator . . . . . . . . .13 Vehicle Symbols Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Universal Home Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 My GMLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Congratulations on your purchase of a Pontiac Montana SV6. Please read this information and your Owner
Manual to ensure an outstanding ownership experience. Note that your vehicle may not include all the
features described in this booklet. Keep this booklet with your Owner Manual for easy reference.
Instrument Panel


Getting to Know Your Montana SV6
A. Air Outlets G. Hazard Warning Flashers Button M. Parking Brake
B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever H. Passenger Air Bag Status N. Horn
C. Steering Wheel Audio Controls Indicator O. Cruise Controls
D. Instrument Panel Cluster I. Audio System P. Climate Controls
E. DIC Controls J. Exterior Lamps Control Q. Heated Seat Controls
F. Traction Control Button K. Interior Lamps Control R. Glove Box
L. Hood Release
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Instrument Panel Cluster


Your vehicle’s instrument panel is D. Driver Information Center vehicle’s operation. It is important to
equipped with this cluster or one Display/Odometer read your Owner Manual and
very similar to it. The instrument E. Engine Coolant Temperature become familiar with the information
panel cluster includes these key Gauge being relayed to you by the lights,
features: gauges, DIC messages and indica-
tors, as well as what action can be
A. Fuel Gauge NOTE: The instrument panel cluster taken to ensure safety and to pre-
B. Speedometer is designed to let you know about
C. Tachometer vent damage.
many important aspects of your

See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.

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Driver Information Center (DIC) performed within 600 miles of the

(if equipped) Change Oil Soon message being
Resetting Vehicle Information
1. Display the information selection
to be reset by pressing the
(Information) button.
2. Press and hold the (Set/Reset)
button until the selection resets.
Your vehicle’s Driver Information Center,
located below the tachometer in the Note: The Oil Life System must be
instrument panel cluster, can display trip reset after each oil change to help
information, fuel economy information, ensure the proper maintenance of your
personalization features and other vehi- vehicle. Use the procedure described
cle messages and warnings. above to reset the Oil Life System.

Trip Odometer Reset

The trip odometer has a retroactive
reset feature, which sets the trip odome-
ter to the number of miles driven since
the ignition was last turned on. This can
The DIC controls are located on the be useful if you forget to reset the trip
instrument panel to the right of the odometer before beginning a trip.
steering wheel. To use the retroactive reset feature,
Vehicle Information push and hold the trip/reset button for at
least six seconds.
Press the (Information) button to scroll
up or down through the following Vehicle Note: If the remote vehicle start system
Information selections: is used to start the vehicle, the trip
odometer will not recognize that ignition
• Dual Trip Odometers (Trip A and cycle and will set the trip odometer to
Trip B) the number of miles driven since the
• Time Elapsed last key-start ignition cycle.
• Average Speed
Display Units and Language
• Fuel Range (approximate miles
until empty) Press the (Menu) button to scroll
through the following features:
• Average Fuel Economy
• Display Units — The units of measure
• Instantaneous Fuel Economy in which information will be displayed
• Battery Voltage • Language — The DIC display
• Oil Life (percentage of engine oil life language
remaining before an oil change is
needed. This service should be

Personal Program and Compass • Interior Lights Keys Removed — The

(if equipped) interior lights will remain on a short
Press the (Menu) button to scroll period after the key is removed from
through the following features: the ignition
• Personal Program — Certain features • Delayed Locking — Locks all doors a
that may be programmed to your few seconds after all doors have
personal preference been properly closed
• Compass Zone — The compass can • Content Theft — The status of the
be set for one of 15 geographic Content Theft-Deterrent System
zones alarm
• Compass Calibration — Adjusts for • Fob Lock Feedback — The feedback
compass variance and zone received when locking the vehicle
To display the odometer, press the with the RKE transmitter
button. • Remote Start — The status of the
Personal Program Remote Start function
You can personalize the operation of a • Rear Park Chime — Warning chimes
variety of features on your vehicle. To sound when the system detects a
scroll through the features that can be person or object close to the rear of
personalized using the DIC: the vehicle when in Reverse
1. Turn on the ignition and place the • Personalize Key — Saves radio
vehicle in Park. station presets and Personal Program
selections to a specific ignition key
2. Press the (Menu) button
until PERSONAL PROGRAM is • Automatic Door Unlocking —
displayed. Automatically unlocks the driver’s
door or all doors
3. Press the (Set/Reset) button
to begin. • Auto Unlock On — Unlocks the
driver’s door or all doors when the
4. Press the button to display each key is removed from the ignition or
available feature. when the vehicle is shifted into Park
5. Press the button to change the • Fob Unlock on First Press — The
setting of each feature. first press of the unlock button on the
Personal Program features may include: RKE transmitter will unlock the
driver’s door or all doors
• Factory Default — Resets all
Personal Program features to the To exit Personal Program, you must
factory settings press the Unlock button on the RKE
transmitter (key fob). This will save all
• Exterior Light Delay — The amount of settings.
time the exterior lamps will remain on
after the vehicle is turned off To display the odometer, press the
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Compass to two minutes. To cancel the panic

alarm, press the button again or
Your vehicle’s compass is self-calibrat- insert the key in the ignition and turn
ing. However, it may be necessary it to the Run position.
under certain circumstances, such as
during a long distance cross-country trip, Opening and Closing the Power
to compensate for compass variance Sliding Door(s) (if equipped)
and reset the compass zone through the • Press on the RKE transmitter
DIC. Refer to the calibration procedure to open the passenger-side power
in your Owner Manual for more details. sliding door. Press the button again to
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual. close the door.
• Press on the RKE transmitter to
open the driver-side power sliding
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY door. Press the button again to close
FEATURES the door.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Note: All doors will unlock when open-
ing the sliding door(s) with the RKE
This feature transmitter.
allows you to
lock or unlock See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
your vehicle’s
doors, open or Remote Start (if equipped)
close the power
sliding door(s) This feature allows you to start the
(if equipped) engine from outside the vehicle by using
and sound an the RKE transmitter. (Normal remote
alarm using the start transmitter range is within approxi-
RKE transmitter (key fob). mately 200 feet of the vehicle.) You can
Locking the Doors also preset the vehicle’s climate control
system to heat or cool the vehicle
• Press on the RKE transmitter. interior.
Unlocking the Doors The engine will run for about 10 minutes
• Press on the RKE transmitter before turning itself off, but can be
once to unlock the driver’s door. extended 10 minutes more by perform-
Press the button again within five ing another remote start sequence
seconds to unlock all doors. at any time. After two consecutive
Sounding the Panic Alarm remote starts, no additional remote
starts are allowed until the vehicle has
• Press on the RKE transmitter been started with the ignition key.
when the ignition is turned off. The
horn will sound and the parking
lamps and headlamps will flash for up

The remote start system will not operate ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES

if the doors, hood or liftgate is open or if
the key is in the ignition. Audio Systems
Starting the Vehicle
1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the
2. Press and release the (Lock)
button on the RKE transmitter.
3. Immediately press and hold the
(Remote Start) button for about two
4. When the vehicle starts, the parking Setting the Time
lamps will light and stay on while the 1. Press and hold the Hour (H) or
engine is running. Minute (M) button, located on the
5. Repeat these steps for a 10-minute lower-left corner of the radio, to enter
time extension. the clock mode. ADJUST CLOCK will
After a remote start, the key must be be displayed.
inserted in the ignition and turned to the 2. Press and hold the H button until the
Run position before driving. correct hour appears on the display.
Canceling a Remote Start 3. Press and hold the M button until
If you wish to turn off the engine instead the correct minute appears on the
of driving after a remote start, perform display.
one of the following functions: Radio Data System (RDS)
• Press and hold the button until the RDS has the capability to:
parking lamps turn off. • Seek only stations with the types of
• Press and release the Hazard programs you want to listen to
Warning Flashers button inside the • Seek stations with traffic
vehicle. Press the button again to announcements
turn off the hazard warning flashers.
• Receive announcements concerning
• Turn the key in the ignition switch to local and national emergencies
the Run position and then Off.
• Receive and display messages from
• The engine will automatically stop radio stations
when time expires.
RDS features are only available for
Note: If your vehicle is equipped with use on FM stations that broadcast
Remote Start, instructions for operating RDS signals. These features will work
this feature are provided on a tag that only when the RDS information is
can be attached to your vehicle’s key available.
chain for easy reference.

See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.

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Radio Controls AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization):

Top Knob (Power/Volume): Press this Press this button to select customized
knob to turn your audio system on and equalization settings.
off. Turn this knob to increase or (Automatic Volume): Use this con-
decrease the volume. trol to automatically adjust audio system
(Tune): Turn this knob to select volume to compensate for vehicle
radio stations. speed.
: Press the right or left arrow to go Note: During extended use, your vehi-
to the next or previous station and stay cle’s radio buttons may become warm to
there. the touch. This is normal.
To scan radio stations, press and hold Presetting Radio Stations
either arrow for two seconds until a sin-
gle beep sounds and FREQUENCY You can preset up to 30 radio stations
SCAN appears on the display. To scan (six FM1, six FM2, six XM1, six XM2
preset stations, press and hold either and six AM) by using the radio’s six
arrow for four seconds until two beeps numbered buttons.
sound and PRESET SCAN appears on 1. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2,
the display. Press either arrow again to XM1, XM2 or AM.
stop scanning. 2. Tune in a desired station.
BAND: Press this button to switch 3. Press AUTO EQ to select the
between FM1, FM2, XM1, XM2 equalization, if desired.
(if equipped) or AM.
4. Press and hold one of the six
CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button numbered buttons until you hear a
to switch to playing a CD instead of the beep.
radio. This button also is used to switch
between a CD in the CD player and a Repeat the steps for each button.
CD or DVD in the DVD player. CD Player Controls
(Information): When using the Radio Your vehicle’s audio system features an
Data System (RDS), press this button to MP3-capable CD player.
display RDS options, such as station (Tune): Turn this knob to go to the
name, RDS station frequency, Program next or previous track.
Type (PTY), and the name of the pro-
gram, if available. (Reverse): Press and hold this button
to reverse the current track.
CAT (Category): When using XM
Radio, press this button to retrieve many (Fast Forward): Press and hold
different categories of information. this button to fast-forward through the
current track.
TRAF (Traffic): When using the Radio
Data System (RDS), press this button to RDM (Random): Press this button to
seek a station that broadcasts traffic hear the tracks in random order. Press
announcements. the button again to turn off random play.

RPT (Repeat): Press this button to hear Multiple-Disc CD Changer

a track over again. Press the button (if equipped)
again to turn off repeat play.
(Song List): Press and hold this but-
ton to save and play up to 20 track
selections in the song list.
MUTE (if equipped): Press this button to
silence the audio system. Press this but-
ton again to turn the sound on.
(Load) (if equipped): Press this
button to load CDs into the six-disc CD
player. Loading CDs
(Eject): Press this button to eject a 1. Turn the ignition on.
CD. (Eject operates with the ignition or 2. Press the button once to load
radio off.) one disc. Press and hold the
: Press the left arrow to go to the button to load multiple discs.
start of the current track or the right 3. The unit will beep and INSERT CD #
arrow to go to the next track. Press and will be displayed.
hold either arrow button to continue 4. Insert a CD partway into the slot,
moving backward or forward through the label side up; the player will pull in
CD. the CD.
To scan a CD, press and hold either 5. LOADING CD # will be displayed.
arrow button for more than two seconds 6. Follow the display prompts to load
until SCAN is displayed. The first 10 additional CDs.
seconds of each track will be played. The last CD loaded will automatically
Press and hold either arrow button for begin to play. Press the radio preset
more than four seconds until CD SCAN button (1–6) to play a specific CD.
is displayed to play the first 10 seconds To eject one disc, press the button
of the first track of each loaded CD. once. To eject multiple discs, press and
Press either arrow button to stop hold the button.
BAND: Press this button while a CD is Note: CDs with any labels may jam in
playing to listen to the radio instead. the CD player. Label a CD using a per-
manent marker. If more than one CD is
AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): inserted into the slot at one time, or if
Press this button to select the desired scratched or damaged CDs are played,
equalization setting while playing a CD. the CD player could be damaged. When
The setting will be automatically recalled using the CD player, use only CDs in
whenever a CD is played. good condition without added labels;
load one CD at a time; and keep the CD
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual. player and the loading slot free of for-
eign materials, liquids, and debris.

See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.

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Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) Using the Wireless Headphones

System (DVD Player) (if equipped)
1. Depending on the wireless head-
phones in your vehicle, move the
headphone switch to Channel A or 1
to listen to the disc in the DVD player.
2. Turn on the headphones.
3. Adjust the volume using the dial on
each headphone.
Using Owner-Provided Wired
The Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE)
System can play a DVD, CD or MP3 1. Insert the headphone connector into
disc. All passengers can listen to the the left or right headphone jack
system using the vehicle speakers. behind the DVD screen (next to the
Passengers in the 2nd- and 3rd-row Parental Control button).
seats also can listen using the wireless 2. To adjust the volume:
headphones (if equipped) or by plugging • Press the (wired headphone)
owner-provided wired headphones into button on the DVD player (press
the two headphone jacks. the left button (A) for the left jack
Using the DVD Player and the right button (B) for the right
1. Switch the ignition to either the jack, located in each lower corner
Accessory or Run position. on the DVD player) each time you
want to adjust the volume.
2. Insert a disc into the overhead
DVD player. • Use the arrow keys
on the DVD player to increase or
3. Fold down the screen to a vertical decrease the volume.
The vehicle’s Rear Seat Entertainment
4. All DVD, CD and MP3 discs will begin System is capable of many modes of
playing automatically. When playing a operation. Front-seat, 2nd- and 3rd-row
DVD, you may be required to press passengers can listen to different
the (Play) button on the DVD audio/video sources at the same time
player or the remote control (if using the Rear Seat Audio controls and
equipped) to start playing the movie the wireless headphones (if equipped).
if the DVD stops at a menu screen.
Using the Vehicle Speakers Note: Front-seat passengers have con-
trol over an audio source if the rear-seat
1. Turn on the radio. passengers are listening to the same
2. Press the CD/AUX button on the source through the RSE System.
radio until DVD is displayed.
3. Adjust speaker volume using the
radio volume control knob.

RSE Parental Controls (Seek): Seeks radio stations or the

While a disc is playing in the DVD play- next track on a CD.
er, press the Parental Control button, BAND: Selects AM, FM or XM Satellite
located behind the video screen next to Radio (if equipped).
the auxiliary jacks, to stop the video and
mute the headphone audio. The DVD 1–6: Cycles through the radio presets or
and Rear Seat Audio (RSA) lights will loaded CDs.
blink. It will also disable all other button (Mute): Mutes the volume.
operations except the Eject button.
Press the button again to restore normal (CD/AUX): Switches between a CD
operation. and DVD.
(Volume): Adjusts audio volume.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.

Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
If the DVD player is off and a disc is in
the player, pressing the Parental Control
button will turn on the DVD player and
automatically resume playing the disc
if the vehicle ignition is in the Run or
Accessory position. This allows front
seat passengers to turn on the DVD
player while younger passengers remain
safely buckled in the 2nd- or 3rd-row
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.

Steering Wheel Audio Controls Your vehicle is designed so that front

(if equipped) lights are always on when the ignition is
in the Run position and the vehicle is in
any gear except Park. At night, or in
reduced light such as tunnels, an auto-
matic headlamp control turns on the
front and rear lights. The DRLs can be
disabled by shifting into Park.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
The steering wheel-mounted audio con-
trols allow you to adjust the radio and
CD player while keeping your hands on
the wheel.
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Interior Lamps Setting Cruise Control Speed

1. Accelerate to your cruising speed
The interior lamps (must be over 25 mph).
control knob is
located on the 2. Push down on the cruise control
instrument panel to lever to the 8SET — position and
the left of the steer- release it.
ing wheel. 3. Remove your foot from the
(On): Turns on accelerator pedal.
the interior lamps. 4. The cruise control symbol on the
(Door): Enables the interior lamps to instrument cluster will illuminate.
illuminate when a door is opened and Adjusting Cruise Control Speed
the key is removed from the ignition.
• Tap or hold the cruise control lever up
(Override): Disables the interior (6RES +) to increase speed or down
lamps. (8SET —) to decrease speed.
(Instrument Panel Brightness • Pull up the cruise control lever to
Control): Turn the knob clockwise to resume (6RES +) your set cruising
brighten the lights and counterclockwise speed.
to dim them.
Canceling Cruise Control Speed
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
• Press the brake pedal to cancel your
Cruise Control set cruising speed, or
• Pull the cruise control lever toward
you to cancel your set cruising speed.
Note: If you accelerate above the set
cruising speed and maintain that speed
for at least one minute, your set speed
will be cancelled and the cruise control
symbol on the instrument cluster will
turn off.

Turn Off the Cruise Control System

The cruise control lever is attached to • To turn off cruise control, press in
the right side of the steering column, the ON/OFF button again.
permitting convenient tap up/tap down See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
speed adjustments.
Turn On the Cruise Control System
• To turn on cruise control, press in the
ON/OFF button at the end of
the cruise control lever. The white
stripe on the button will not be visible
when cruise control is turned on.

Window Washer Fluid Universal Home Remote

(if equipped)
Your vehicle’s windshield washer fluid
reservoir, located under the hood, sends
washer fluid to both the front windshield
and the rear window.
When the reservoir is almost empty, the
rear washer will no longer receive fluid,
thereby conserving fluid for the wind-
shield. It’s recommended to refill the
reservoir when you notice the rear
washer is not receiving any fluid.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual. Universal Home Remote is a combined
universal transmitter and receiver that
can activate up to three devices for such
Passenger Air Bag Status uses as garage door openers, entry
Indicator gates, and security systems.
It’s recommended that you read the
Your vehicle is equipped with a instructions in your Owner Manual
Passenger Sensing System located in completely before attempting to program
the front passenger seat for the front any of the three channels on the
passenger frontal air bag, and a pas- Universal Home Remote. The engine
senger air bag status indicator located should be turned off when programming
on the instrument panel center stack. the remote.
Note: It is recommended that children Note: Do not use the Universal Home
not be placed in the front passenger Remote with any garage door opener
seat, even with the Passenger Sensing that does not have the “stop-and-
System. All children should be secured reverse” feature or any opener manu-
in a rear seat, including an infant riding factured before April 1, 1982.
in a rear-facing infant seat, a child riding
in a forward-facing child seat and an See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
older child riding in a booster seat

See Sections 1 and 3 of your Owner Manual.

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OnStar ® (if equipped) • (Disable Function): Press the

bottom of either power sliding door
overhead switch (closer to the wind
shield) to disable that door’s power
operation (the doors will still operate
Note: Pressing the disable function but-
The OnStar system provides in-vehicle ton disables the power door switches
safety, security, and phone services, only. It does not disable the power door
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a buttons on the RKE transmitter.
week. These services are easily Door Switches
accessed through the three OnStar but-
tons in your vehicle. For more informa- • Located inside the van, just in front of
tion about OnStar features, refer to the each sliding door.
OnStar Owner’s Manual and Audio CD, • Press the switch for the correspond-
located in your glove box. ing door to open; press it again to
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual. close.
RKE Transmitter
Power Sliding Doors • The RKE transmitter (key fob) buttons
(if equipped) with van icons facing left and right
operate the corresponding driver-side
and passenger-side doors.
• Press the button to open the door;
press it again to close.
Door Handle (inside or outside)
• Pull a handle with the door opened
or closed and it will energize and
On equipped vehicles, driver-side and/or continue operation without further
passenger-side Power Sliding Doors assistance.
provide added operating convenience.
The Power Sliding Doors may be Note: If you accidentally open the driv-
controlled by: er-side power sliding door when refuel-
ing the vehicle, the door will open eight
Switches on the Overhead Console to 10 inches, stop and power will be cut
• (Driver-side Door): Press the off. A chime will sound. This is normal
operation to prevent damage to the
top of the switch (closer to you) to vehicle while the fuel door is open. To
open the door; press it again to close. restore power, close the driver-side
• (Passenger-side Door): Press power sliding door manually and close
the top of the switch (closer to you) to the fuel door. The door will now resume
open the door; press it again to close. normal operation.

Power Sliding Door Obstructions To decrease or increase the rear tem-

The power sliding door will automatically perature or fan speed, press the
reverse to the open position if anything (temperature) button or (fan) button
obstructs its path while it is closing. on the DVD player, and then press the
Resistance to the sliding door must be or arrow buttons to decrease or
as great as or greater than the force of increase the settings.
the closing door to cause it to reverse. See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
The force of the closing door increases
significantly as the door approaches the Folding Rear Seats
final latched position. Pressing the door
switch next to the corresponding sliding Your vehicle has either two bucket seats
door, or on the RKE transmitter, will stop or two captain’s chairs in the 2nd row
a closing power sliding door. The door and a 50/50 split bench seat in the 3rd
also may be stopped immediately by row.
pressing the power sliding door disable 2nd-Row Bucket Seats
switch on the overhead console.
The bucket seats can be reclined or
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual. folded. Fold the bucket seats for easier
access to the 3rd-row seats.
Rear Seat Climate Control with To fold a 2nd-row bucket seat:
the RSE System (if equipped) 1. Pull up the recline lever, located on
the right side of the seat when
seated, and fold the seatback all the
way forward.
2. Pull the nylon strap, located behind
the seat, to release the rear seat
latch from the floor and raise the rear
base of the seat up and forward.
2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs
The driver or the rear seat passengers The captain’s chairs can be reclined,
can operate the rear seat climate con- adjusted forward or rearward, or folded.
trol. The driver can operate the rear seat Fold the captain’s chairs for easier
climate control by using the rear fan access to the 3rd-row seats.
switch located at the bottom center of
the front climate control panel. To fold a 2nd-row captain’s chair:
When the rear fan switch on the front 1. Pull up the adjustment bar located at
climate control panel is set to the AUX the bottom front of the seat and move
position, rear seat passengers can the seat to its most rearward position.
adjust the fan speed and temperature 2. Pull up the recline lever, located on
using the controls on the Rear Seat the outboard side of the seat, and
Entertainment System (DVD player) fold the seatback all the way forward.
control panel. If the rear fan switch is not
in the AUX position, DISABLED will be
shown on the DVD display.
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The captain’s chairs feature seatback Raising the Tray Table

storage units to store the wireless head- • Pull up on the tray table to lock it into
phones (if equipped) and other items. position.
The covers of the storage units can
be removed for cleaning. The storage Lowering the Tray Table
units also are provided on the front-row • Pull the release handle located at the
captain’s chairs. front of the tray table; then lower it
3rd-Row 50/50 Split Bench Seat into the stowed position.
To fold the seats for more cargo See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
1. Pull the seatback latch located
on the back of the seat. Convenience Center
(if equipped)
2. Fold the seatback forward. The
headrest will flip rearward if it
contacts an object when the seat is The rear convenience center behind the
folded forward. 3rd-row seat provides extra storage
space for a variety of items.
3. Once the seatback is folded down,
the easiest way to latch it (or unlatch To open the convenience center cover,
it if folding up the seat) is to stand pull up on the cover latch. The black
next to it with the sliding door open prop rods will hold the cover up in place.
and the 2nd-row seat folded forward. To close the convenience center cover,
4. Push down on the folded seatback to pull the prop rod toward you while hold-
ensure that it is secure. ing the cover; then lower the cover to
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
close it.
An illustrated instruction label is located
on the inside of the driver-side cover.
Side-Folding Utility Tray See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
(if equipped)

The utility tray is Child Restraints (LATCH)

located on the Your vehicle is equipped with LATCH
right side of the anchors, and may have top tethers for
driver’s seat use with a LATCH compatible child
and the driver- restraint. If your child restraint is not
side 2nd-row compatible with the LATCH system, you
captain’s chair.
It features a tray may still use it by installing the child
and cupholders. restraint with the seat belt system.
The cupholder liners may be removed to Choose a child seat that is appropriate
accommodate larger beverage contain- for the child’s age and size (weight and
ers and to be hand-washed. Both utility height).
trays can be folded down for easy See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
access to the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats.

Overhead Rail System Modules 115-Volt Power Outlet

(if equipped) (if equipped)

Overhead rail system storage modules

featuring a variety of accessories are
available from your retailer. The storage
modules do not slide on the rails, but
can be removed and repositioned.
Installing a Storage Module
The 115-volt power outlet located in the
1. Place the storage module on the rails rear trim panel just behind the 3rd-row
in the desired location. seat on the passenger side provides
2. Push firmly upward on the module convenient plug-in power to run elec-
while supporting it with one hand. tronic equipment such as video games,
3. Push in on each latch and rotate it a small TV or a cell phone charger.
90 degrees (A). See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
4. Firmly press down making sure the
latch is flat with the ribs (B) on the
storage bin. Air Inflator Tools (if equipped)
5. Switch hands and repeat Steps 2 The air inflator unit is located in the rear
through 4 for the latch on the oppo- compartment on the driver’s side of the
site side of the storage bin. vehicle, behind an access cover. It can
be used to inflate tires, balls and other
A items.
The inflator kit includes an air hose and
three nozzle adapters.
See Section 5 of your Owner Manual.

Rear Parking Assist (RPA)

(if equipped)

B Your vehicle’s Rear Parking Assist (RPA)

operates when the shift lever is moved
into Reverse and vehicle speed is less
than 3 mph. Four ultrasonic sensors
located on the rear bumper are used to
detect the distance to the object. The
RPA display, located near the rear win-
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual. dow inside the vehicle, uses three color-
coded lights to provide distance informa-
tion to the driver.
18 Getting to Know Your Montana SV6

The RPA system features a different that the level control compressor is
sequence of warning lights and chimes working — sending additional air to your
than on previous systems. rear shock absorbers to provide a level
• When in reverse, a chime will sound ride height.
the first time an object is detected if See Section 4 of your Owner Manual.
the object is between 20 inches and
five feet away.
Traction Control (if equipped)
• At five feet, the RPA indicator (located
near the rear dome light) will display The Traction
one amber light. Control system
• As you move closer, an additional activates every
amber light will appear. time you start
your vehicle.
• A continuous chime will sound and When one or
two amber lights and one red light will more of the drive wheels begin to spin
appear when you reach 20 inches or from traction loss, the Traction Control
closer. system will apply braking to the spinning
To disable Rear Parking Assist, press wheel(s) and may reduce engine power
the switch located in the overhead until traction is regained. If your vehicle
console. becomes stuck, and rocking the vehicle
is required, turn off the system.
Note: The RPA system indicator lights Press the button located on the
will flash red if it is not functioning prop- instrument panel to turn the system off
erly. This condition is most likely caused
by either dirty ultrasonic sensors (locat- or back on.
ed on the rear bumper) or if your vehicle See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
exceeds 3 mph when backing up. Under
certain conditions, such as towing a
trailer, you may want to turn off the rear StabiliTrak ® – Stability Control
parking assist by using the switch on System (if equipped)
the overhead console.
StabiliTrak is an advanced computer-
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual. controlled vehicle stability enhancement
system that assists with directional con-
trol of the vehicle during sudden maneu-
PERFORMANCE FEATURES vers or low traction situations in poor
Automatic Level Control weather. It is normal to hear the system
(if equipped) working, and the system will automati-
cally disengage cruise control when
Vehicles equipped with automatic level activated. StabiliTrak is always on and
control will exhibit a “whirring” sound fully functional and does not require any
under the rear of the vehicle. This is nor- driver input.
mal. Under additional rear loads (pas- See Section 4 of your Owner Manual.
sengers or cargo), this sound indicates

Proper Tire Pressure Brake System Warning Light

Check all tires frequently to maintain the Cruise Control Set

recommended pressure. A Tire and
Loading Information label, located near Fan Control
the driver’s door latch, shows the correct Headlamps
inflation pressures for your tires when
they’re cold. “Cold” means your vehicle High Coolant Temperature
has been sitting for at least three hours
or driven no more than one mile. Horn
See Section 5 of your Owner Manual.
Instrument Panel Brightness
OWNER INFORMATION Interior Lamps Override Button
Service Intervals
Low Battery Life
Your vehicle’s Oil Life System indicates
the need for engine oil and filter Low Fuel
changes as necessary. Your vehicle
maintenance schedule is now based on Low Traction/Vehicle Stability
these oil change intervals as called for Malfunction Indicator Lamp
by the Oil Life System, not by mileage. (Check Engine Light)
Refer to the recommended maintenance
information in your Owner Manual for Off/On
additional details about the maintenance
needed in order for your vehicle to oper- Oil Pressure
ate properly. Parking Lamps
See Section 5 of your Owner Manual.
Power Sliding Door, Driver’s Side

Vehicle Symbols Glossary Power Sliding Door, Passenger’s

Following are examples of symbols you
may find on your vehicle. It is important Rear Window Defogger
to become familiar with them, as they
alert you to various vehicle operating Remote Start
conditions. Safety Belt Reminder Light
Air Bag Readiness and Warning Security Light
Temperature Control
Air Conditioning (A/C)
Traction Control Off Light
Antilock Brake System Warning
20 Getting to Know Your Montana SV6

Roadside Assistance For prompt and efficient assistance when

calling, please provide the following
1-800-ROADSIDE information to the advisor:
(1-800-762-3743) • Location of the vehicle
TTY Users: 1-888-889-2438 • Telephone number and your location
As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehi- • Vehicle model, year and color
cle, you are automatically enrolled in the • Vehicle mileage
Pontiac Roadside Assistance program. • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
This value-added service is intended to
provide you with peace of mind as you • Vehicle license plate number
drive in the city or travel the open road. Pontiac reserves the right to limit services
Pontiac’s Roadside Assistance toll-free or reimbursement to an owner or driver
number is staffed by a team of technically when, in Pontiac’s judgment, the claims
trained advisors who are available become excessive in frequency or type
24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The of occurrence.
advisors can provide minor repair informa- Roadside Assistance and OnStar
tion or make arrangements to tow your (if equipped)
vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. If your vehicle is OnStar-equipped, press the
We will provide the following services for blue OnStar button and the vehicle will send
3 years/36,000 miles (60,000 km), at no your current GPS location to an OnStar
expense to you: Advisor who will speak to you, assess your
• Fuel delivery problem, contact Roadside Assistance and
• Lockout service (identification relay your exact location so you will get the
required) help you need.
• Tow to nearest dealership for
warranty service My GMLink
• Flat tire assistance The Pontiac Owner Center at My GMLink
• Jump starts is a complimentary service for Pontiac
In many instances, mechanical failures are Owners, a one-stop resource to enhance
covered under Pontiac’s comprehensive your Pontiac ownership experience.
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Certain restrictions, precautions and safety procedures apply to your vehicle. Please read your Owner
Manual for complete instructions. All information contained herein is based on information available at
the time of printing and is subject to change without notice. Copyright 2005 by GM Corp. All rights