2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual PDF | Page 153

Anti-Lock Brake System
Warning Light
With the anti-lock brake
system, the light(s) will
come on when your engine
is started and may stay
on for several seconds.
That?s normal.
If the light stays on and the chime sounds, turn the
ignition to OFF. Or, if the light comes on and the chime
sounds when you are driving, stop as soon as
possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine
again to reset the system. If the light still stays on
and the chime sounds, or the light comes on again while
you are driving, your vehicle needs service. If the
regular brake system warning light is not on, you still
have brakes, but you do not have anti-lock brakes. If the
regular brake system warning light is also on, you do
not have anti-lock brakes and there is a problem
with your regular brakes. See Brake System Warning
Light on page 3-38.
The anti-lock brake system warning light will come on
brie?y when you turn the ignition key to RUN. This
is normal. If the light does not come on then, have it
?xed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.
Traction Control System (TCS)
Warning Light
If your vehicle has this
feature, this warning light
should come on brie?y
when the engine is started.
If the warning light does not come on then, have it ?xed
so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. If
it stays on, or comes on when you are driving, there may
be a problem with your traction control system and
your vehicle may need service. When this warning light
is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust
your driving accordingly.
The traction control system warning light may come on
for the following reasons:
? If you turn the system off by pressing the button
located on the end of the shift lever, the warning
light will come on and stay on. To turn the system
back on, press the button again. The warning
light should go off. See Traction Control System
(TCS) on page 4-9 for more information.
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2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual Summary of Content

Anti-Lock Brake SystemWarning LightWith the anti-lock brakesystem, the light(s) willcome on when your engineis started and may stayon for several seconds.Thats normal.If the light stays on and the chime sounds, turn theignition to OFF. Or, if the light comes on and the chimesounds when you are driving, stop as soon aspossible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engineagain to reset the system. If the light still stays onand the chime sounds, or the light comes on again whileyou are driving, your vehicle needs service. If theregular brake system warning light is not on, you stillhave brakes, but you do not have anti-lock brakes. If theregular brake system warning light is also on, you donot have anti-lock brakes and there is a problemwith your regular brakes. See Brake System WarningLight on page 3-38.The anti-lock brake system warning light will come onbriey when you turn the ignition key to RUN. Thisis normal. If the light does not come on then, have itxed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.Traction Control System (TCS)Warning LightIf your vehicle has thisfeature, this warning lightshould come on brieywhen the engine is started.If the warning light does not come on then, have it xedso it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Ifit stays on, or comes on when you are driving, there maybe a problem with your traction control system andyour vehicle may need service. When this warning lightis on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjustyour driving accordingly.The traction control system warning light may come onfor the following reasons: If you turn the system off by pressing the buttonlocated on the end of the shift lever, the warninglight will come on and stay on. To turn the systemback on, press the button again. The warninglight should go off. See Traction Control System(TCS) on page 4-9 for more information.3-39