Buick Regal: Running the Vehicle While Parked - Starting and Operating - Driving and Operating - Buick Regal Owners ManualBuick Regal: Running the Vehicle While Parked

It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know.

Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the vehicle. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. WARNING
Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the vehicle. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled.

It can cause unconsciousness and even death. Never run the engine in an enclosed area that has no fresh air ventilation. For more information, see Engine Exhaust .

It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the automatic transmission shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. WARNING
It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the automatic transmission shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll.

Do not leave the vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure the vehicle will not move, even when it is on fairly level ground, always set the parking brake and move the automatic transmission shift lever to P (Park), or the manual transmission shift lever to Neutral.

Follow the proper steps to be sure the vehicle will not move.

If the vehicle has an automatic transmission, see Shifting Into Park (Automatic Transmission) .

    Engine Exhaust
    WARNING Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. Exposure to CO can cause unconsciousness and even death. Exhaust may enter the vehicle if: ► The vehic ...

    Automatic Transmission
    The automatic transmission has a shift lever located on the console between the seats. The mode or selected gear is shown in the instrument cluster P (Park): This position locks the drive wheels ...

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    System monitors
    SRS airbag system warning light A diagnostic system continually monitors the readiness of the seatbelt pretensioner while the vehicle is being driven. The seatbelt pretensioners share the control ...

    Activating HDC
    Press the button; the LED above the button lights up. ...

    Ending a call
    To finish the call, perform one of the following procedures: ● Select the “Hang up” key on the “Call in Progress” display. ● Push the switch on the steering wheel. ...