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The 2003 Buick Regal Owner Manual


Seats and Restraint Systems


Front Seats Rear Seats Safety Belts Child Restraints Air Bag Systems Restraint System Check


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1-1 1-2 1-6 1-7 1-30 1-50 1-59 2-1 2-2 2-9 2-1 4 2-1 6 ........... 2-18 .................................................... 2-31 2-34 2-36 2-37 3-1 3-4 3-1 9 ......... 3-28 .................. 3-44 3-46


Keys Doors and Locks Windows Theft-Deterrent Systems Starting and Operating Your Vehicle Mirrors [email protected] System Storage Areas Sunroof


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Instrument Panel Overview Climate Controls Warning Lights, Gages and Driver Information Center (DIC) Audio System(s)


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Indicators


Driving Your Vehicle


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the Hood


Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle Towing


................................................... Service and Appearance Care .......................... ..................................................... .........................................................


Service Fuel Checking Things Under Headlamp Aiming Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires Appearance Care Vehicle Identification Electrical System Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement


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Parts


Maintenance Schedule ..................................... ................................ Customer Assistance Information ....................


Maintenance Schedule


4-1 ..... 4-2 4-31 5-1 5-3 5-5 ............... 5-10 5-50 5-52 ......... 5-57 5-58 5-80 5-88 5-89 5-95 ...... 5-96 6-1 6-2 7-1 .................. 7-2 7-8


Customer Assistance Information Reporting Safety Defects


Index ................................................................


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Canadian Owners


YOU can obtain a French copy of this manual from your dealer or from: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 How to Use This Manual


Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things.


Index


A good place to look for what you need is the Index in back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of what’s in the manual, and the page number where you’ll find it.


GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, BUICK, the BUCK Emblem and the name REGAL are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited’’ for Buick Motor Division whenever it appears in this manual. Please keep this manual in your vehicle, so it will be there if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it.


Litho in U.S.A. Part No. 10325195 A First Edition


@Copyright General Motors Corporation 06/19/02 All Rights Reserved


1 You will also


find


a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means “Don’t,’’ “Don’t do this” or “Don’t let this happen.”


Safety Warnings and Symbols


You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warninq.


These mean there you or other people.


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- that could hurt


In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the hazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you or others could be hurt.


Vehicle Damage Warnings


Also, in this book you will find these notices:


Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle. A notice will tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words . You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.


Vehicle Symbols Your vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols, used on your vehicle, are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gage or indicator. If you need help figuring out a specific name of a component, gage or indicator reference the following topics in the Index:


Seats and Restraint Systems Features and Controls Instrument Panel Overview Climate Controls Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators Audio Systems Engine Compartment Overview


Also see Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators on page 3-28.


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These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle:


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CAUTION POSSIBLE INJURY


PROTECT EYES BY


SHIELDING


CAUSTIC BATTERY 4CID COULD CAUSE BURNS


AVOID SPARKS OR FLAMES


SPARK OR FLAME COULD EXPLODE BATTERY


LATCH BOTH LAP AND SHOULDER BELTS TO PROTECT OCCUPANT


DO NOT TWIST SAFETY BELT WHEN ATTACHING


FASTEN SEAT BELTS


MOVE SEAT FULLY REARWARD* SECURE CHILD SEAT


PULL BELT


COMPLETELY THEN SECURE CHILD SEAT


POWER WINDOW


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DO NOT INSTALL A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT IN THIS SEATING POSITION


DO NOT INSTALL A 'ORWARD-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT IN THIS SEATING POSITION


DOOR LOCK UNLOCK


LIGHTING -


MASTER SWITCH


8- CHARGING I-1


ENGINE COOLANT TEMP


BATTERY


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LAMPS


SYSTEM


COOLANT a


ENGINE COOLANT FAN


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SERVICE


LAMPS


BRAKES


MANUAL


Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems


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Front Seats ............................ ......................


Rear Seats ....................................................... Split Folding Rear Seat ................................... Safety Belts .....................................................


Manual Seats Six-Way Power Seats Heated Seats ....................... Reclining Seatbacks .............. Head Restraints ...................


......................... 1 -2 ......................... 1-2 ......................... 1 -2 ......................... 1 -3 ......................... 1-3 ......................... 1-5 1.6 1-6 1.7 for Everyone ................. 1-7 Safety Belts: They Are Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ...... 1-11 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ................. 1-12 Driver Position .............................................. 1-12 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy .................. 1-20 Right Front Passenger Position ....................... 1-21 Center Passenger Position ............................. 1-21 .................................. Rear Seat Passengers 1-23 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children Safety Belt Extender .....................................


and Small Adults ....................................... 1-26 1-29 Child Restraints ............................................. 1-30 Older Children .............................................. 1.30 Infants and Young Children ............................ 1.32 Child Restraint Systems .............................. 1-36


Where to Put the Restraint ............................. 1-39 Top Strap .................................................... 1-39 Top Strap Anchor Location ............................. 4-40 Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for


Children (LATCH System) ...........................


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Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the


LATCH System ......................................... 1-43


Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position ............................................


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Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear


Seat Position ............................................ 1-46


Air Bag Systems


Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ............................................


1-47 ............................................ 1-50 Where Are the Air Bags? ............................... 1-53 When Should an Air Bag 1-55 What Makes an Air Bag 1-55 How Does an Air Bag Restrain? ...................... 1-56 What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates? ... 1-56 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ......... 1-58 Restraint System Check .................................. 1-59 Checking Your Restraint Systems ................... 1-59 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a


Inflate? .................... Inflate? .....................


Crash ...................................................... 1-59


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Front Seats


Manual Seats


Lift the bar located under the front of the passenger’s seat. This will unlock the seat. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to move the seat to be sure the seat is locked into place.


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Six-Way Power Seats


Your vehicle is equipped with this feature on the driver’s side of the vehicle. It may also be equipped with this feature on the passenger’s side of the vehicle. The controls for the power seats are located on the outboard sides of the seat cushions.


To move the seat forward or rearward, push the control forward or rearward. To raise or lower the entire seat, push the control up or down. To raise or lower the front of your seat, push the front of the control up or down. To raise or lower the rear of your seat, push the rear of the control up or down.


Heated Seats


Reclining Seatbacks


If your vehicle is equipped with heated seats, the driver’s side and passenger’s side switches are located on the center console, just behind the automatic transaxle shift lever. Press LO to warm the seat to a lower temperature. Press HI to warm the seat to a higher temperature. To turn this feature off, return the switch to its center position.


Lift the lever located on the outboard side of the seat to release the seatback, then move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock the seatback in place. Pull up on the lever without pushing on the seatback and the seatback will move forward.


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Sitting in a reclined Po:-. .:on when your vt..-cle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can’t do their job when you’re reclined like this. The shoulder belt can’t do its job because it won’t be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can’t do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly.


But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving.


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Head Restraints


Adjust your head restraint so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.


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Rear Seats


Split Folding Rear Seat


To return the seatback to its original position, push it back up and make sure it latches.


If your vehicle has this feature it allows you to have access to the trunk from inside of your vehicle. Pull forward on the seat tab, located on the front of the rear seat, to fold the rear seatback down.


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Safety Belts


Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone


This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts.


lere he or she can’t


Do.. - let __ -, m e ride -~ wear a safety belt properly. If you are in a crash and you’re not wearing a safety belt, your injuries can be much worse. You can hit things inside the vehicle or be ejected from it. You can be seriously injured or killed. In the same crash, you might not be, if you are buckled up. Always fasten your safety belt, and check that your passengers’ belts are fastened properly too.


It is extremel- langerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly.


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Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-30


Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes.


in most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here’s why: They work. You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you don’t know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person wouldn’t survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. Without belts they could have been badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ... a lot!


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Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it’s just a seat on wheels.


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The person keeps going until stopped by something. IF a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ...


or the instrument panel ...


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Questions and Answers About Safety Belts


accident if I’m wearing a safety belt?


Q: Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an A: You could be - whether you’re wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you’re upside down. And your chance of being conscious during and after an accident, so you can unbuckle and get out, is much greater if you are belted.


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or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That’s why safety belts make such good sense.


Q: If my vehicle has air bags, why should I have to A: Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in


wear safety belts?


most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you’re in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That’s true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions.


home, why should I wear safety belts?


Q: If I’m a good driver, and I never drive far from A: You may be an excellent driver, but if you’re in an accident - even one that isn’t your fault - you and your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver doesn’t protect you from things beyond your control, such as bad drivers. Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km) of home. And the greatest number of serious injuries and deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 mph (65 km/h). Safety belts are for everyone.


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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly


This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see Older Children on page 1-30 or lnfants and Young Children on page 7-32. Follow those rules for everyone’s protection. First, you’ll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We’ll start with the driver position.


Driver Position


This part describes the driver’s restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here’s how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see


how, see “Seats” in the Index.


4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.


Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn’t long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-29. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.


3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you.


Don’t let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly.


5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt.


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The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’d be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor.


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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder.


To move it down, squeeze the release lever and the shoulder belt guide as shown and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move release lever to make sure it has locked into position.


it down without squeezing the


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Q: What’s wrong with this?


A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give nearly


as much protection this way.


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Q: What’s wrong with this?


A: The belt is buckled in the wrong place


You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you.


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Q: What’s wrong with this?


You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. 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 aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal organs like your liver or spleen.


A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should


be worn over the shoulder at all times.


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Q: What’s wrong with this?


A: The belt is twisted across the body.


In a crash, you wouldn’t have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it.


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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don’t wear safety belts.


To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle.


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A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, throughout the pregnancy.


The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front passenger’s safety belt properly, see Driver Position on page 7- 72. The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same way as the driver’s safety belt - except for one thing. If you ever pull the shoulder portion of the belt out all the way, you will engage the child restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again.


Center Passenger Position Lap Belt


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When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt.


To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-29. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.


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Rear Seat Passengers It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions


Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here’s how to wear one properly.


1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you.


Don’t let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly.


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2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.


Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-29. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.


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3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part.


e seriously hurt if your shoulder belt


You car is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body.


The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’d be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor.


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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Your vehicle may have this feature already. If it doesn’t, you can get it from any GM dealer. Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck and head. There is one guide available for each outside passenger in the rear seat. To provide added safety belt comfort for children who have outgrown child restraints and booster seats and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here’s how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt:


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1. Pull the elastic cord out from the edge of the


seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip.


2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide.


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3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top.


4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as


described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-23. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder.


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To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and then slide the guide onto the clip. Turn the guide and clip inward and in between the seatback and the interior body, leaving only the loop of elastic cord exposed.


Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your dealer will order you an extender. It’s free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you. The extender will be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that you choose. Don’t let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety belt.


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Child Restraints


Older Children


Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? A: If possible, an older child should wear a


lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the hips, just touching the top of the thighs. It should never be worn over the abdomen, which could cause severe or even fatal internal injuries in a crash.


Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly.


Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide.


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Q: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck? A: Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder beit still is on the chiid’s shoulder, so that in a crash the child’s upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-26. If the child is so small that the shoulder belt is still very close to the child’s face or neck, you might want to place the child in the center seat position, the one that has only a lap belt.


Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can’t properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time.


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I Never do this.


Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is in behind the child. If the child wears the belt this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt’s force would then be applied right on the child’s abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal injuries.


Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child’s thighs. This applies belt force to the child’s pelvic bones in a crash. Infants and Young Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle.


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Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle’s adult safety belts alone, unless there is no other choice. Instead, they need to use a child restraint.


People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn’t weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (1 10 kg) force on a person’s arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint.


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and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide.


restraints?


Q: What are the different types of add-on child A: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle’s owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child’s weight, height, and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. For most basic types of child restraints, there are many different models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards.


Children 10 are up agains ~, 3r very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer outstanding protection for adults


CAUTION:


(Continued)


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The restraint manufacturer’s instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. In addition, there are many kinds of restraints available for children with special needs.


Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant’s neck is weak and its head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of an infant’s body, the back and shoulders. Infants always should be secured in appropriate infant restraints.


The body structure of a young child is quite unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child’s hip bones are still so small that the vehicle’s regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle up around the child’s abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force on a body area that’s unprotected by any bony structure. This alone could cause serious or fatal injuries. Young children always should be secured in appropriate child restraints.


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Child Restraint Systems


An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant’s head rests toward the center of the vehicle.


A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint.


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A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child’s body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields.


A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window.


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When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child restraint is designed to be used in a vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within the restraint to help reduce the chance of personal injury. When securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer.


Q: How do child restraints work? A: A child restraint system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children. A built-in child restraint system is a permanent part of the motor vehicle. An add-on child restraint system is a portable one, which is purchased by the vehicle’s owner. For many years, add-on child restraints have used the adult belt system in the vehicle. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child also has to be secured within the restraint. The vehicle’s belt system secures the add-on child restraint in the vehicle, and the add-on child restraint’s harness system holds the child in place within the restraint. One system, the three-point harness, has straps that come down over each of the infant’s shoulders and buckle together at the crotch. The five-point harness system has two shoulder straps, two hip straps and a crotch strap. A shield may take the place of hip straps. A T-shaped shield has shoulder straps that are attached to a flat pad which rests low against the child’s body. A shelf- or armrest-type shield has straps that are attached to a wide, shelf-like shield that swings up or to the side.


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Where to Put the Restraint Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. General Motors, therefore, recommends that child restraints be secured in a rear seat, including an infant riding in a rear-facing infant seat, a child riding in a forward-facing child seat and an older child riding in a booster seat. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. P r e ’ s why:


in a rear-facing child restra,,,, can be


A t.lllld seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing child restraint in a rear seat. You may secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, but before you do, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. It’s better to secure the child restraint in a rear seat.


Wherever you install it, be sure to secure the child restraint properly. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure peopie in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle - even when no child is in it.


Top Strap


Some child restraints have a top strap, or “top tether”. It can help restrain the child restraint during a collision. For it to work, a top strap must be properly anchored to the vehicle. Some top strap-equipped child restraints are designed for use with or without the top strap being anchored. Others require the top strap always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap be anchored, don’t use the restraint unless it is anchored properly. If the child restraint does not have a top strap, one can be obtained, in kit form, for many child restraints. Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit is available.


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Anchor the top strap to one of the following anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. Once you have the top strap anchored, you’ll be ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions say. Top Strap Anchor Location Your vehicle has top strap anchors already installed for the rear seating positions. You’ll find them behind the rear seat filler panel. In order to get to a bracket, you’ll have to open the trim cover.


In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. In the United States, some child restraints also have a top strap. If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be anchored.


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Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You’ll find anchors (A) in all three rear seating positions.


In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B) at its base and a top tether anchor (C), or a rear-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B), as shown here.


To assist you in locating the lower anchors for this child restraint system, each seating position with the LATCH system will have a dot on the seatback directly above the anchor.


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If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see “Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)” following.


A. Vehicle anchor B. LATCH system attachment points C. Top strap


\. Vehicle anchor B. LATCH system attachment points With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle’s safety belts to secure a child restraint.


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If a LATCH-type child restraint isn’t attached to its anchorage points, the restraint won’t be able to protect a child sitting there. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or killed. Make sure that a LATCH-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchorage points, or use the vehicle’s safety belts to secure the restraint. See “Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System” or “Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position” in the index for information on how to secure a child restraint in your vehicle.


Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System 1. Find the anchors for the seating position you want


to use, where the bottom of the seatback meets the back of the seat cushion.


2. Put the child restraint on the seat. 3, Attach the anchor points on the child restraint to the


anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how.


4. If the child restraint is forward-facing, attach the top


strap to the top strap anchor. See Top Strap on page 1-39. Tighten the top strap according to the child restraint instructions.


5. Push and pull the child restraint in different


directions to be sure it is secure.


To remove the child restraint, simply unhook the top strap from the top tether anchor and then disconnect the anchor points.


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Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position


If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-4 1. You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See Top Strap on page 1-39 if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say.


1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder


portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed.


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3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.


6. Push and pull the child restraint in different


directions to be sure it is secure.


To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position


If your child restraint is equipped with the latch system, see Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 7-4 1. You’ll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See Top Strap on page 7-39 if the child restraint has one.


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1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch


plate and pulling it along the belt.


2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the


restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how.


4.


5.


6.


Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push the child restraint as you tighten the belt. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.


To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position


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Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. Here’s why:


3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder


portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how.


A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing child restraint in a rear seat.


Although a rear seat is a safer place, you can secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat. You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See Top Strap on page 1-39 if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say.


1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger


air bag, always move the seat as far back as it will go before securing a forward-facing child restraint. See “Seats” in the Index.


2. Put the restraint on the seat.


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4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.


5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of


the retractor to set the lock.


6.


7.


To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.


To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger.


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Air Bag Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle has air bags - a frontal air bag for the driver and another frontal air bag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have a side impact air bag for the driver. If your vehicle has a side impact air bag for the driver it will say AIR BAG on the air bag covering on the side of the driver’s seatback closest to the door.


Frontal air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of injury from the force of an inflating frontal air bag. But these air bags must inflate very quickly to do their job and comply with federal regulations.


Here are the most important things to know about the air bag systems:


You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if you aren’t wearing your safety belt, even if you have air bags. Wearing your safety belt during a crash helps reduce your chance of hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts but don’t replace them. Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to deploy only in moderate to severe frontal and near frontal crashes. They aren’t designed to inflate at all in rollover, rear or low-speed frontal crashes, or in many side crashes. And, for some unrestrained occupants, frontal air bags may provide less protection in frontal crashes than more forceful air bags have provided in the past.


CAUTION:


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The side impact air bag for the driver is designed to inflate only in moderate to severe crashes where something hits the driver’s side of your vehicle. It isn’t designed to inflate in frontal, in rollover or in rear crashes. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly, whether or not there’s an air bag for that person.


Both frontal and side impact air bags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye. If you’re too close to an inflating air bag, as you would be if you were leaning forward, it could seriously injure you. Safety belts help keep you in position for air bag inflation before and during a crash. Always wear your safety belt, even with frontal air bags. The driver should sit as far back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle, and should not lean on the door.


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There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol.


The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-37 for more information.


Anyone who is up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called “Older Children” or “Infants and Young Children”.


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Where Are the Air Bags?


The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel.


The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side.


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If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don’t put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don’t attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. Don’t let seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact air bag.


If your vehicle has one, the driver’s side impact air bag is in the side of the driver’s seatback closest to the door.


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When Should an Air Bag Inflate? The driver’s and right front passenger’s frontal air bags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes. But they are designed to inflate only if the impact speed is above the system’s designed “threshold level.” If the front of your vehicle goes straight into a wall that doesn’t move or deform, the threshold level is about 12 to 18 mph (1 9 to 29 km/h). The threshold level can vary, however, with specific vehicle design, so that it can be somewhat above or below this range. If your vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The driver’s and right front passenger’s frontal air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts because inflation would not help the occupant. Your vehicle may or may not have a side impact air bag. See Air Bag Systems in the Index. A driver ’s side impact air bag is designed to inflate in moderate to severe side crashes involving the driver’s door. A side impact air bag will inflate if the crash severity is above the system’s designed “threshold level.” The threshold level can vary with specific vehicle design. A


driver’s side impact air bag is not designed to inflate in frontal or near-frontal impacts, rollovers or rear impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. In any particular crash, no one can say whether an air bag should have inflated simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. For frontal air bags, inflation is determined by the angle of the impact and how quickly the vehicle slows down in frontal and near-frontal impacts. For side impact air bags, inflation is determined by the location and severity of the impact. What Makes an Air Bag Inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity, the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. For both the frontal and side impact air bags, the sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules. Frontal air bag modules are located inside the steering wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with a driver’s side impact air bag, the air bag moules are located in the seatback closest to the driver’s door.


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What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?


After the air bag inflates, it quickly deflates, so quickly that some people may not even realize the air bag inflated. Some components of the air bag module - the steering wheel hub for the driver’s air bag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger’s bag, the side of the seatback closest to the door for the driver’s side impact air bag - will be hot for a short time. The parts of the bag that come into contact with you may be warm, but not too hot to touch. There will be some smoke and dust coming from the vents in the deflated air bags. Air bag inflation doesn’t prevent the driver from seeing or being able to steer the vehicle, nor does it stop people from leaving the vehicle.


How Does an Air Bag Restrain? In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside of the vehicle. The air bag supplements the protection provided by safety belts. Air bags distribute the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body, stopping the occupant more gradually. But the frontal air bags would not help you in many types of collisions, including rollovers, rear impacts, and many side impacts, primarily because an occupant’s motion is not toward the air bag. A side impact air bag would not help you in many types of collisions, including frontal or near frontal collisions, rollovers, and rear impacts, primarily because an occupant’s motion is not toward that air bag. Air bags should never be regarded as anything more than a supplement to safety belts, and then only in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal collisions for the driver’s and right front passenger’s frontal air bags, and only in moderate to severe side collisions for vehicles with a driver’s side impact air bag.


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inflates, there is dust in the


When an air b air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should get out as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but can’t get out of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an air bag deployment, you should seek medical attention.


In many crashes severe enough to inflate an air bag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger air bag.


Air bags are designed to inflate only once. After an air bag inflates, you’ll need some new parts for your air bag system. If you don’t get them, the air bag system won’t be there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts.


Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module, which records information about the frontal air bag system. The module records information about the readiness of the system, when the system commands air bag inflation and driver’s safety belt usage at deployment. The module also records speed, engine RPM, brake and throttle data. Let only qualified technicians work on your air bag systems. Improper service can mean that an air bag system won’t work properly. See your dealer for service.


Notice: If you damage the covering for the driver’s or the right front passenger’s air bag, or the air bag covering on the driver’s seatback, the bag may not work properly. You may have to replace the air bag module in the steering wheel, both the air bag module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger’s air bag, or the air bag module and seatback for the driver’s side impact air bag. Do not open or break the air bag coverings.


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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag systems in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering lnformation on page 7-9.


For UP to 10 seconds aftel rhe ignition key is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an air bag can still inflate during improper service. You can be injured if you are close to an air bag when it inflates. Avoid yellow connectors. They are probably part of the air bag system. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make sure the person performing work for you is qualified to do so.


The air bag systems do not need regular maintenance.


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Restraint System Check


Checking Your Restraint Systems


Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect you in a crash. They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, get a new one right away. Also look for any opened or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.)


Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash


A crash can damage the restraint systems in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system may not properly protect the person using it, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure your restraint systems are working properly after a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible.


If you’ve had a crash, do you need new belts or LATCH system parts? After a very minor collision, nothing may be necessary. But if the belts were stretched, as they would be if worn during a more severe crash, then you need new parts.


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If the LATCH system was being used during a more severe crash, you may need new LATCH system parts. If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision damage also may mean you will need to have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt or LATCH system wasn’t being used at the time of the collision.


If an air bag inflates, you’ll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier in this section.


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Section 2


Features and Controls


Doors and Locks


Keys ............................................................ 2-2 ......................... 2-3 Remote Keyless Entry System Remote Keyless Entry System Operation ........... 2-4 ............................................. 2-9 Door Locks .................................................... 2-9 Power Door Locks ........................................ 2-10 Programmable Automatic Door Locks .............. 2-10 Lockout Protection ........................................ 2-11 Leaving Your Vehicle .................................... 2-1 1 Trunk .......................................................... 2-12 Windows ........................................................ 2-14 Power Windows ............................................ 2-15 Sun Visors ................................................... 2-15 Theft-Deterrent Systems .................................. 2-16 [email protected] II ............................................... 2-16 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ................ 2-18 New Vehicle Break-In .................................... 2-18 Ignition Positions .......................................... 2-18 Starting Your Engine .................................. 2-19 Engine Coolant Heater .............. ......... 2-20 Automatic Transaxle Operation ..... 2-21


Parking Brake ......................... ...... 2.24 Shifting Into Park (PI ..................................... 2-25 Shifting Out of Park (P) ................................. 2-26 Parking Over Things That Burn ....................... 2-28 Engine Exhaust ............................................ 2-29 Running Your Engine While You Are Parked .... 2-30 Mirrors ........................................................... 2-31 Manual Rearview Mirror ................................. 2-31 Manual Rearview Mirror with [email protected] .............. 2-31 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror ................ 2-32 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with [email protected] ................................................... 2-32 Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors ..................... 2-33 Outside Convex Mirror ................................... 2-33 [email protected] System ............................................. 2-34 Storage Areas ................................................ 2-36 Glove Box ................................................... 2-36 ...... 2-36 Center Console Storage Area .... ...... 2-36 Convenience ................. -2-37


Sunroof ................ ,


.................


Net


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Keys


igniti


ildren in a vehicle with t


Leaving key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children.


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The ignition key is for the ignition only.


The door key is for the


The ignition and door keys don’t have plugs. Your dealer or Buick Roadside Assistance has the code for your keys.


If you need a new ignition or door key, contact your dealer who can obtain the correct key code. Also, see Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-5 for more information. Notice: Your vehicle has a number of features that can help prevent theft. You can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside. You may even have to damage your vehicle to get in. So be sure you have spare keys. If your vehicle is equipped with the [email protected] system with an active subscription and you lock your keys inside the vehicle, [email protected] may be able to send a command to unlock your vehicle. See OnStap System on page 2-34 for more information. Remote Keyless Entry System Your keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:


1. This device may not cause interference, and 2. This device must accept any interference received,


including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.


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This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause interference, and 2. This device must accept any interference received,


including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.


Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. At times you may notice a decrease in range. This is normal for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer to your vehicle for the transmitter to work, try this:


Check the distance. You may be too far from your vehicle. You may need to stand closer during rainy or snowy weather. Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. Take a few steps to the left or right, hold the transmitter higher, and try again. Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See “Battery Replacement” under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-4. If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service.


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Remote Keyless Entry System Operation


Using the remote keyless entry transmitter, you can lock and unlock your doors, or release the trunk from about 3 feet 1 (m) and up to 30 feet 9 (m) away.


LOCK: Press the LOCK button to lock all the doors. UNLOCK: Press the UNLOCK button to unlock the driver’s door and turn on the interior lamps. See “Illumination on Remote Activation” later in this section for more details. Press UNLOCK again to unlock the passenger’s door.


a: (Trunk) To unlock the trunk, press the button with


the trunk symbol on it. The trunk will only unlock if your transaxle is in PARK (P).


& : (Remote Alarm) Press this button to activate an alarm. The ignition must be in OFF or ACC for the remote alarm to work. When you press the remote alarm button the headlamps will flash, the horn will sound repeatedly and your interior lamps will turn on, attracting attention. The alarms will continue until one of the following occurs: * You press the remote alarm button on the remote


keyless entry transmitter a second time,


* the ignition is moved to RUN, or * an alarm period of about two minutes has elapsed. Security Feedback Security feedback provides audible and/or visible feedback confirming that a remote keyless entry lock or unlock command has been received and executed. The ignition must be off for this feature to work. You may select one of four operating modes for reception of a lock command. You may also select one of four operating modes for reception of an unlock command. The selection and programming of the lock and unlock operating modes are independent of each other.


Programmable Modes Your vehicle can be programmed to one of the following modes. Mode 1: No Verification Mode 2: Horn Chirp only Mode 3: Headlamps Flash only Mode 4: Horn Chirp and Headlamps Flash Before your vehicle was shipped from the factory, it was programmed to Mode 3. The mode to which your vehicle was programmed may have been changed since it left the factory. To determine which security feedback lock mode your vehicle is programmed to or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Close all doors and turn the ignition key to RUN. 2. Press and hold the power door lock switch in


the lock position.


3. While holding the door lock switch in the lock


position, press and release the remote keyless entry transmitter LOCK button. This will start the customization mode. While in the customization mode, the feature will sound the number of chimes corresponding to the current lock mode. If you do not wish to change the current mode, you can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions listed here or program the next feature available on your vehicle.


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4. Each additional press of the remote keyless entry transmitter LOCK button will cause your vehicle to advance the lock mode by one, starting from the current lock mode.


5. If cycled beyond Mode 4, the vehicle will enter


Mode 1. When the door lock switch is released, the vehicle will remain in the most recent lock mode.


The mode you selected is now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the previous instructions or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Disconnecting the vehicle’s battery for up to a year will not change the programmed mode for the lock and unlock security feedback features. Delayed Locking Delayed locking allows the doors to be locked while the passengers are exiting the vehicle. This feature also allows a brief time period for you to re-enter the vehicle after the doors have been closed and locked. Delayed locking is user programmable for enabling or disabling the feature. Delayed locking is activated when a door lock switch is pressed while the key is not in the vehicle’s ignition, and a door is open. The door lock switch may be either the lock switch on the door or on the remote keyless entry transmitter. See “Remote Keyless Entry System Operation” earlier in this section for more details.


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The doors do not lock when the lock switch is pressed, but instead, three chimes are heard. These chimes indicate that the delayed locking function has been activated. You have three actions possible once delayed locking is activated:


Cancel the delayed locking by pressing the unlock switch or by fully inserting the key in the ignition. Override the delayed locking feature and lock the doors immediately by pressing the lock switch a second time.


0 Let the delayed locking feature complete the locking


of the vehicle.


If you wish to let the delayed locking feature complete the locking of the vehicle, no additional action is required. The delayed locking feature will lock the doors automatically after all the doors have been closed for a period of five seconds. During this five second period, any door may be reopened, at which time the three possible actions shown above are again available. You may also customize your vehicle to activate the delayed locking feature as described previously, or you may choose to completely disable the feature at all times. If disabled, the power door locks will activate immediately when a power door lock switch is pressed.


The enabled/disabled state of the delayed locking feature will be toggled when you perform the following sequence: 1. Close the doors. 2. Move the ignition key to the RUN position. 3. Apply your regular brakes. 4. Press and hold the power door unlock switch. While holding the door unlock switch, move the shift lever out of and back into PARK (P).


After an initial transaxle cycle, each additional cycle will toggle the enable/disable state of the delayed locking feature. During this procedure, the chime will sound, providing you with feedback. In Mode 1, a single chime will be heard if the delayed locking feature is disabled. In Mode 2, two chimes will be heard if the feature is enabled. When the door lock switch is released, the vehicle will remain in the most recent operating mode. Disconnecting the vehicle battery for up to a year will not change the programmed mode for the delayed locking feature.


Illumination on Remote Activation This feature provides interior lighting when a remote keyless entry door unlock command is received and executed by your vehicle. Your ignition must be off for the illumination on remote activation feature to work. The interior lamps will light until either the ignition is turned to RUN or until a period of 40 seconds has elapsed. If a door is opened during this period, the timed lighting will be canceled, and the interior lamps will remain on. Also see “Perimeter Lighting” under lnterior Lamps on page 3-15 for more information. Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased through your dealer. Remember to bring any remaining transmitters with you when you go to your dealer. When the dealer matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining transmitters must also be matched. Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle can have a maximum of four transmitters matched to it.


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Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about three years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it’s probably time to change the battery. Nofice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter.


To replace the battery do the following:


1. Insert a flat object like a thin coin into the slot on the back of the transmitter. Gently pry apart the front and back.


2. Remove the old battery, do not use a metal object


to do this. Replace it with the new one. Use type CR2032 or an equivalent. Make sure the positive (+) side of the battery is facing down.


3. Snap the top and bottom together, making sure the


halves are together tightly so water won’t get in.


4. Resynchronize and test the operation of the


transmitter with your vehicle.


Resynchronization After you have changed the battery in your transmitter, you will need to resynchronize the transmitter. To do this, press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the same time and hold for approximately seven seconds or until one horn chirp is heard.


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oors and Locks


Door bocks


Unlocked doors can be dangerous.


Passengers - especially children - can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle won’t open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren’t locked. So, wear safety belts properly and lock the doors whenever you drive. Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get out. A child can be overcome by extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Always lock your vehicle whenever you leave it. Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle. Locking your doors can help prevent this from happening.


There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use your door key or remote keyless entry transmitter. From the inside use the manual or power door locks. To manually unlock the driver’s door from the outside, insert the key and turn it toward the front of the vehicle. To manually lock the driver’s door from the outside, insert the key and turn it toward the rear of the vehicle.


To lock the door from the inside, push the manual lock lever forward. To unlock the door, push the lever rearward.


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Power Door Locks


The rear doors do not have power door lock switches. Programmable Automatic Door Locks Programmable automatic power door locks are intended to provide enhanced security and convenience by automatically locking and unlocking doors. This feature provides four operating modes.


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Programmable Modes Your vehicle can be programmed to one of the following modes. Mode 1:


No automatic door lock or unlock.


Mode 2:


Automatic all-door lock when the transaxle is shifted out of PARK (P); no automatic door unlock.


Mode 3:


Automatic all-door lock when the transaxle is shifted out of PARK (P). Automatic all-door unlock when the transaxle is shifted into PARK (P).


Mode 4:


Automatic all-door lock when the transaxle is shifted out of PARK (P). Automatic driver’s door only unlock when the transaxle is shifted into PARK (P).


Before your vehicle was shipped from the factory, it was programmed to Mode 3. The mode in which your vehicle was programmed may have been changed since it left the factory. To determine which programmable mode your vehicle is programmed to or to program your vehicie to a different mode, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition key to RUN. 2. Close all of the doors. 3. Apply your brakes. 4. Press and hold the power door lock switch in the


lock position. While holding the door lock switch in the lock position, move the shift lever out of and back into PARK (P).


After an initial transaxle cycle, each additional cycle will advance the operating mode by one, starting from the current operating mode. During this procedure, the automatic door lock and unlock functions will operate as defined by each mode listed previously, providing the driver with feedback of the current operating mode. If cycled beyond Mode 4, the vehicle will enter operating Mode 1. When the door lock switch is released, the vehicle will remain in the most recent operating mode. Disconnecting the vehicle’s battery for up to a year will not change the last programmed mode of the programmable automatic power door locks.


Lockout Protection This feature helps to prevent a driver from locking the keys inside of the vehicle by disabling the power door locks when the following occurs:


A door is opened,


* the key is left in the ignition, and


a power door lock is pressed.


You may override the lockout protection feature by holding the power door lock switch in the lock position for more than three seconds while the key is in the ignition and any door is open. Remember, this feature can’t guarantee that you’ll never be locked out of your vehicle. If you use the manual door lock or if you leave the key in your vehicle, but not in the ignition you could still be locked out of your vehicle. Always remember to take your keys with you. Leaving Your Vehicle If you are leaving the vehicle, take your keys, open your door and set the locks from inside. Then get out and close the door. See “Delayed Locking” in this section for more information.


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Trunk Lock To unlock the trunk from the outside, insert the door key and turn it. You can also press the trunk symbol on your remote keyless entry transmitter. Remote Trunk Release


Press the button located

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