It was introduced in for the model year to replace the Grand Am. Production ended in with the discontinuation of the Pontiac line. Its name derives from being the successor to the Pontiac Grand Am , and serves as the "sixth generation" of the Grand Am, hence G6. The nomenclature also hearkens back to the Pontiac , another midsize car. The concept used a 3.

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Quick Links. Download this manual See also: Owner's Manual. Table of Contents. Seats and Restraint System Features and Controls Starting and Operating Your Vehicle. Instrument Panel Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators. Driving Your Vehicle Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle. Service and Appearance Care Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement. Maintenance Schedule Customer Assistance Information Customer Assistance and Information.

Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy. Page 6: Head Restraints Head Restraints The front and rear seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. Page 7 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 head restraints are not designed to be removed. Page 8: Front Seats Front Seats If the vehicle has a manual seat, it can be moved forward or rearward. Lift the bar to unlock Manual Seats the seat. Page 11 To return the seatback to an upright position, do the following: 1. Lift the lever fully without applying pressure to the seatback and the seatback will return to the upright position.

Release the lever to lock the seatback in place. Even if when buckled up, the safety belts cannot do their job when reclined like this. The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body. Page Seatback Latches Seatback Latches If your vehicle is a coupe or retractable hardtop model, it has a seatback latch as part of the manual recline lever.

This feature provides easy access to the rear seats. In a sudden stop or crash, the person sitting there could be injured. After you have used it, be sure to push rearward on an easy entry seat to be sure it is locked. Page 15 2. Pull back on the top of the recliner lever. The 3. Slide the seat forward. Move the seat rearward until it locks into place after the passenger enters the rear seat area. Move the seatback to its original position and return the front seat safety belt to the safety belt guide.

Always unbuckle the safety belts and return them to their normal stowed position before folding a rear seat. A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly 2. In a collision, people safety belts properly. It also describes some things not riding in these areas are more likely to be to do with safety belts. Here is why: When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as You never know if you will be in a crash. If you do have it goes.

Page 20 Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. Page 21 The person keeps going until stopped by something. In or the instrument panel You could be — whether you are wearing a safety belt or not. But your chance of being conscious during and after an accident, so you can unbuckle and get out, is much greater if you are belted. This section is only for people of adult size.

You may be an excellent driver, but if you are in a Be aware that there are special things to know about crash — Page 24 In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones and you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force on your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. Page 25 What is wrong with this?

In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt is too loose. Page 26 What is wrong with this? In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force on your abdomen. The lap belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. Page 27 What is wrong with this? In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not on the pelvic bones.

This could cause serious internal injuries. Page 28 What is wrong with this? The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied on the abdomen, not on the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries. Page 29 What is wrong with this? In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury.

Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong as shoulder bones. Page 30 What is wrong with this? In a crash, you would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. Your body could move too far forward increasing the chance of head and neck injury. Page 31 What is wrong with this? In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted.

All seating positions in the vehicle have a The lap-shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt lap-shoulder belt. Page 33 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt It may be necessary to pull stitching on the safety Extender on page Page 34 To unlatch the belt, push the button on the buckle.

The If the vehicle has a retractable hardtop, secure the belt should return to its stowed position. To do this, slide the safety belt Slide the latch plate up the safety belt webbing when webbing D behind the belt webbing retaining clip B the safety belt is not in use. The The vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the adjuster can be moved up driver and right front passenger seating positions.

Here is how to install a comfort The vehicle has safety belt pretensioners for front guide to the safety belt: outboard occupants. Although the safety belt pretensioners cannot be seen, they are part of the safety belt assembly. Page 37 2. Place the guide over the belt, and insert the two 3.

The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces.


First Look: 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP

GM's self-declared Excitement Division has been trying to find its pulse lately. For , the G6 has begat a coupe, and it retains the sedan's The G6 is available with the workaday horse, 3. The latter includes handsome inch rolling stock, sportier suspension tuning, standard StabiliTrak, and the choice of a boring four-speed automatic or a more involving six-speed manual. Hydraulic power steering replaces the numbish electric steering on standard G6s. It all adds up to an attractive, pleasantly sporty coupe.


Pontiac 2006 G6 Owners Manual Owner's


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