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The 2003 Pontiac Bonneville Owner Manual


Seats and Restraint Systems


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


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Keys Doors and Locks Windows Theft-Deterrent Systems Starting and Operating Your Vehicle Mirrors OnStap [email protected] Transmitter Storage Areas SlJnroof Vehicle Personalization


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Instrument Panel Overview Climate Controls Warning Lights, Gages and Systems Monitor Driver Information Center (DIC)


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Indicators


Driving Your Vehicle


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Secondary Information Center (SIC) Audio System(s)


Vehicle


the Hood


Your Driving, the Road, and Your Towing


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Service Fuel Checking Things Under Headlamp Aiming Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires Appearance Care Vehicle Identification Electrical System C8pa.citigs and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement


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Parts


Maintenance Schedule ..................................... ................................ ....................


Customer Assistance Information


Maintenance Schedule


Customer Assistance Information Reporting Safety Defects


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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.


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


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 warning.


These mean there is something that could hurt you or other people.


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.


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.’’


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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 may be equipped with 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:


“Engine Compartment Overview’’ “Instrument Panel Overview” “Climate Controls” “Audio Systems”


Also see Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators on page 3-34.


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


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LATCH BOTH LAP AND SHOULDER BELTS TO PROTECT OCCUPANT


DO NOT TWIST SAFETY BELT WHEN ATTACHING


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ENGINE COOLANT TEMP


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MASTER SWITCH


CAUTION POSSIBLE INJURY


PROTECT EYES BY SHIELDING


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SPARKS OR FLAMES


FASTEN SEAT BELTS


MOVE SEAT FULLY


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


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SYSTEM


Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems


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


1-2 Manual Seats ................................................ 1-2 Power Seats .................................................. 1-2 Manual Lumbar .............................................. 1-3 Power Lumbar ............................................... 1-4 Heated Seats ................................................. 1-4 Reclining Seatbacks ........................................ 1-5 Head Restraints ............................................. 1-6 Safety Belts ..................................................... 1-7 for Everyone ................. 1-7 Safety Belts: They Are Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ...... 1-1 1 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ................. 1-12 Driver Position .............................................. 1-1 2 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy .................. 1-18 Right Front Passenger Position ....................... 1-1 9 Center Front Passenger Position ..................... 1-1 9 .................................. 1-21 Rear Seat Passengers Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children


Safety Belt Extender


and Small Adults ....................................... i -24 1-26 Child Restraints ............................................. 1-27 Older Children .............................................. 1-27 Infants and Young Children ............................ 1-29


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Child Restraint Systems ................................. 1-33 Where to Put the Restraint ............................. 1-36 Top Strap .................................................... 1-37 Top Strap Anchor Location ............................. 1-38 Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for


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


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Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the


LATCH System ......................................... 1-41


Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat


Position ................................................... 1-41


Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ............................................ Air Bag Systems ............................................


1-44 1-47 Where Are the Air Bags? ............................... 1-50 When Should an Air Bag Inflate? .................... 1-51 What Makes an Air Bag Inflate? ..................... 1-52 How Does an Air Bag Restrain? ..................... 1-52 What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates? ... 1-53 Servicing Your Air 1-33 Restraint System Check .................................. 1-56 Checking Your Restraint Systems ................... 1-56 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a


Bag-Equipped venicie


Crash ...................................................... 1-56


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Front Seats


Manual Seats


Power Seats


You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you don’t want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only when the vehicle is not moving.


Pull up on the control bar located under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to make sure the seat is locked into place.


If your vehicle has this feature, the controls for the power seats are located on the outboard side of each front seat.


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To adjust the power seats, do the following:


Horizontal Control: Raise or lower the front of the seat cushion by pressing the forward edge of the control up or down. Raise or lower the rear of the seat cushion by pressing the rear edge of the control up or down. Move the seat forward or rearward by pressing the control toward the front or rear of the vehicle. Move the seat higher or lower by holding the whole control up or down.


Vertical Control (Option): Move the seatback into a reclined position by pressing the top of the control backward. Move the seatback forward by pressing the top of the control forward.


Manual Lumbar


The knob that controls this feature is located on the outboard side of each front seat. Turn the knob toward the front of the vehicle to increase lumbar support. ?urn !he knnh fnward the rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar support. If you have the independent front cushion moved down as far as it will go, you may feel the lumbar support higher in your back. Readjust the location of the cushion unti! s p ~ ! are comfortable; You may also want to adjust the seatback for maximum comfort.


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Power Lumbar


Heated Seats


If your vehicle has this feature, the power lumbar control is located on the outboard side of each front seat. Use the power seat control first to get the proper position. Then continue with the lumbar adjustment.


If your vehicle has this option, the heated front seat controls are located on the instrument panel under the climate controls.


To reshape the lower seatback, press the lumbar control forward to increase support and rearward to decrease support. Press the control up or down to raise or lower the support mechanism. Keep in mind that as your seating position changes, as it may during long trips, so should the position of your lumbar support. Adjust the seat as needed. If you have the independent front cushion moved down as far as it will go, you may feel the lumbar support higher in your back. Readjust the location of the cushion until you are comfortable. You may also want to adjust the seatback for maximum comfort.


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Push ON once for the HI setting or twice for the LO setting. The lights above the button will come on to indicate which setting has been activated. Push OFF to turn the heated seat off. The LO setting warms the seatback and cushion until the seat approximates body temperature. The HI setting heats the seatback and cushion to a slightly higher temperature. The heated seats can only be used when the ignition is turned on. The heating elements in the seats automatically turn off when the vehicle’s ignition is turned off.


Reclining Seatbacks


If your vehicle has a power recliner, the vertical control described previously in this section reclines the front seatbacks.


If your vehicle has the manual recliner, lift the lever on the outboard side of the seat and move the seatback to the desired position. Release the lever to lock the seatback. Pull up on the lever without pushing on the seatback and the seatback will go to an upright position.


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.


Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle 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. 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.


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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 safe’. . belts.


Don’t let anyone ride where he or she can’t 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 extremely dangerous 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.


Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-39.


In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here’s why: They work.


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


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!


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


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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.


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 lnsteaci oi tnem. 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, sui especially in side and other collisions.


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or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. \ I Y O U yet r-nure t h e t ~ , SGP. ‘/X S : S ~ CSY Z:CX d l s t a ~ e , and your strongest bones take the forces. That’s why safety belts make such good sense.


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.


home, why should I wear safety belts?


Q: If I’m a good driver, and I never drive far from At 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.


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 7-27 or lnfants and Young Children on page 1-29. 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.


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


Don’t let it get twisted. The lap-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.


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 1-26. 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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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 I--- IGa3 ~ ; L , 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 restratnmgforces.--- 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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Q: What’s wrong with this?


You can be seriously hurt i our shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body.


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


as much protection this way.


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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?


You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. 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.


If your vehicle has a center passenger position, be sure to use the correct buckle when buckling your lap shoulder belt. If you find that the latch plate will not go fully into the buckle, see if you are using the buckle for the center passenger position. Center Front Passenger Position


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 1-72. 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 lap 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.


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Lap Belt If your vehicle has a front bench seat, someone can sit in the center position.


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 1-26. 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.


When you sit in the center front 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.


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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.


Lap-Shoulder Belt All rear seating positions 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 quickiy. 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.


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


If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-26. 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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You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too I Q Q S ~ . forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body.


In a crash, you would move


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.


To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle.


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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 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 position 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. Remove the guide from its storage pocket on the


side of the seatback.


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 edqes of the belt into the slots of the guide.


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.


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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.


4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as


described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-21. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder.


To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guides. Slide the guide into its storage pocket on the side of the seatback.


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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.


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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.


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: If the child is sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, move the child toward the safety belt buckle. In either case, be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child’s shoulder, so that in a crash the child’s upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. 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 a seat that has a lap belt, if your vehicle has one.


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Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in 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 causc 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 Youna - 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. the latv in every. state in :he Ur;i:ed States a d in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle.


In fact,


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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 bab n 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. (110 kg) force on a person’s arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint.


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Children who are 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 outstanding protection for adultsand 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.


Q: What are the different types of add-on child A: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the


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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 res:raints, W I G ~ G many different models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used


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The body structure of _. loung ck---J 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.


in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. 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.


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An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an iniant restramt system designeu 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.


seating surfzce 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 p!aw of hi? 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. Here’s why:


CAUT’3N:


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. 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.


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A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the right front passenger’s air bag if it inflates. Never secure a child restraint in the center front seat. It’s always better to secure a child restraint in the rear seat. You may secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front passenger 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 people 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.


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 aiso have a iup sji~ap. II y u u ~ LI IIIU It;auaII 11 I laS G ...- -1-:1-1 top strap, it should be anchored.


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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 on the filler panel.


In order to get to a bracket, you’ll have to open the trim cover.


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Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)


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.


Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You’ll find anchors (A) in all three rear seat positions.


To assist you in locating the lower anchors for this child restraint system, each seating position with the LATCH system will have a label sewn into the seatback at each anchor point.


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If a LATCH-type 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.


With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle’s safety belts to secure a child restraint.


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Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System


Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position


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 1-37. 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 frnm the top tether anchor and then disconnect the anchor points.


If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-39.


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A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the right front passenger’s air bag if it inflates. Never secure a child restraint in the center front seat. It’s always better to secure a child restraint in the rear seat. You may secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front passenger 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.


You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See Top Strap on page 1-37 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.


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Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed.


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.


4. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt


while you push down on the child restraint. If you’re using a forward-facing child restraint, you 111ay IIIIU I L I I G I ~ I U I LU UGCI YUU, ~ - - = I E : - J the child restraint as you tighten the belt.


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5. Push and pull the child restraint in different


directions to be sure it is secure.


To remwethexhild restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety bel: and let it GG back all the wzy. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger.


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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 1-37 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 Power Seats on page 1-2.


2. Put the restraint on the seat. 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.


Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position


Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear facing child restraint in this seat. t e’s why:


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.


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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 lap belt all the way out of the


retractor to set the lock.


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6. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt back into the to push


retractor while you push down on the child restraint. You may down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.


find it helpful to use your knee


7. 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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If your vehicle has a side impact air bag for the right front passenger, the words AIR BAG will appear on the air bag covering on the side of the right front passenger’s seatback closest to the door.


Air Bag Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle has a frontal air bag for the driver and a frontal air bag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have a side impact air bag for the driver, and another side impact air bag for the right front passenger. If your vehicle has a side impact air bag for the driver, the words AIR BAG will appear 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 oi ai-1 hiititiiiy f ~ ~ t ~ l


But these air bags must inflate very quickly to do their job and comply with federal regulations.


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The side impact air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to inflate only inmoderate to severe crashes where something hits the side of your vehicle. They aren’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.


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


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You cam I oe ,,.,:ely 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 in rollover, rear or low-speed frontal crashes, or 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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._ .mpac- -ir bags infli--- Both frontal a1 with great force, faster than the blink 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. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door.


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10 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 chiidren and infants. CAUTION:


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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”.


AIR BAG


instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG.


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 3-40.


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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. 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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r 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.


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 cr ~ear-frsnta! crashes. En? ?hey are designed to inflate only if the impact speed is above the system’s designed “threshold level”. In addition, your vehicle has “dual stage” frontal air bags, which adjust the amount of restraint according to CEEKsewrty. For rnodemtefrourtatimpacts-tt-tese air bags inflate at a level less than full deployment. For more severe frontal impacts, full deployment occurs.


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


If the front of your vehicle goes straight into a wall that doesn’t move or deform, the threshold level for the reduced deployment is about 10 to 16 mph (18 to 26 km/h), and the threshold level for a full deployment is about 18 to 24 mph (29 to 38.5 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. Side impact air bags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe side crashes. 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. Side impact air bags are not designed to inflate in frontal or near-frontal impacts, rollovers or rear impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. A side impact air bag will only deploy on the side of the vehicle that is struck. 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.


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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 frontal and side impact air bags, the sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, the 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 side impact air bags, the air bag modules are located in the seatback closest to the driver’s and/or right front passenger’s door. 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. Side impact air bags 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 those air bags. 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 vehicle’s with a driver’s and right front passenger‘s side impact air bag. 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 will be hot for a short time. These components include the steering wheel hub for the driver’s frontal air bag and the instrument panel for the right front passenger’s frontal air bag. For vehicles with side impact air bags, the side of the seatback closest to the driver’s and/or right front passenger’s door will be hot. 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.


When an air bag inflates, there is dust in the 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.


Your vehicle has a feature that will automatically unlock the doors and turn the interior lamps on when the air bags inflate (if battery power is available). You can lock the doors again and turn the interior lamps off by using the door Imk and interior !amp contro!s.


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0 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 and right front passenger’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 both the air bag module and seatback for the driver’s and right front passenger’s side impact air bag. Do not open or break the air bag coverings.


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. 0 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 an electronic frontal sensor, which helps the sensing system distinguish between a moderate frontal impact and a more severe frontal impact. Your vehicle is also 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.


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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 after the 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.


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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. 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 your seat adjuster won’t work after a crash, the special part of the safety belt that goes through the seat to the adjuster may need to be replaced. If an air bag inflates, you’ll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part about the air bag system earlier in this manual.


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b NOTES


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Section 2 Features and Controls


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Keys ............................................................... 2.3 Remote Keyless Entry System 2.5 Remote Keyless Entry System Operation ........... 2.6 Doors and Locks ............................................ 2.10 Door Locks .................................................. 2.10 ...................... 2-1 1 Central Door Unlocking System Power Door Locks ........................................ 2-11 Delayed Locking ........................................... 2-12 Programmable Automatic ....... 2-13 .............................. 2-15 Rear Door Security Locks Lockout Protection ........................................ 2-15 .................................... Leaving Your Vehicle 2-16 Trunk .......................................................... 2-16 Windows ........................................................ 2-19 Power Windows ............................................ 2-20 .............................. 2.20 Sun Visors


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Door Locks


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Theft-Deterrent Systems


.... 2.21 Universal Theft-Deterrent ............................... 2.21 Content Theft-Deterrent ................................. 2.22 [email protected] Ill .............................................. 2-22 [email protected] I I I Operation ............................... 2-23 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ................ 2-25 New Vehicle Break-In ................................... -2-25 Ignition Positions .......................................... 2-25 ............ 2-26 Starting Your Engine .................. Engine Coolant Heater ........... ........... -2-27 2-28 Automatic Transaxle Operation ....................... Parking Brake .............................................. 2-31 Shifting Into Park (P) ..................................... 2-32 Shifting Out of Park (P) ................................. 2-35 Parking Over Things That Burn ....................... 2-35 Engine Exhaust ............................................ 2-36 Running Your Engine While You Are Parked .... 2-36


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Section 2 Features and Controls


Mirrors .................................................... 2.38 Manual Rearview Mirror ................................. 2.38 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror ................ 2.38 Outside Power Mirrors ................................... 2.38 Outside Curb View Assist Mirror ..................... 2-39 Outside Convex Mirror ................................... 2-39 Outside Heated Mirrors .................................. 2-39 [email protected] System ............................................. 2-40 [email protected] Transmitter ................................... 2-42 [email protected] Transmitter ................................. -2-42 Programming the HomeLink Transmitter .......... -2-43


Storage Areas ................................................ 2.46 Glove Box ................................................... 2.46 Front Storage Area ....................................... 2.46 ........... 2.46 Center Console Storage Area ........................... 2.46 Rear Seat Pass Through Convenience Net .......................................... 2.46 Sunroof ......................................................... 2.47 Vehicle Personalization ................................... 2.48 Memory Seat and Mirrors .......................... 2.48


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Keys


Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition 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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There is a master key that works in all of the lock cylinders (driver’s door, trunk, ignition and glove box).


There is also a VALET key which only operates the driver’s door and the ignition.


Your vehicle has the [email protected] Ill vehicle theft system. Both the master and VALET key have a transponder in the key head that matches a decoder in the vehicle’s instrument panel. If a replacement key or any additional key is needed, you must purchase this key from your dealer. The key will have [email protected] stamped on it. Keep the bar code tag that came with the original keys. Give this tag to your dealer if you need a new key made. Any new [email protected] Ill key must be programmed before it will start your vehicle. See PASS-Kef) 111 Operation on page 2-23 for more information on programming your new key. 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 2-40 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.


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Remote Keyless Entry System If equipped, the 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.


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 2-6. If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a q~Ia!ified technician for service.


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Remote Keyless Entry System Operation


If your vehicle has this feature, you can lock and unlock your doors or unlock your trunk from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle. The numbers on the back of the transmitters correspond to DRIVER #1 and DRIVER #2 on the DIC (if equipped). See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-57 for more information.


6 (Unlock): The driver’s door will unlock and the exterior lamps may flash twice when this button is pressed.


If you have the optional fuel door lock, the fuel door will also unlock.


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If the unlock button is pressed again within five seconds, all the doors will unlock. Pressing the unlock button will also illuminate the interior lamps. See “Entry Lighting” under Interior Lamps on page 3-16 and “Security Feedback later in this section. @ (Lock): All doors will lock, the exterior lamps may flash once and the horn may chirp when this button is pressed. See “Security Feedback” later in this section. Pressing the lock button may also turn off the interior lamps if illuminated. If you have the optional fuel door lock, the fuel door will also lock when this button is pressed.


(Trunk): The trunk will unlock when this button is


pressed when the ignition is in OFF. This button will also work when the ignition is on, but only while in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). & (Remote Alarm): Your transmitter comes equipped with a remote alarm. When this button is pressed, the horn will sound and the headlamps and taillamps will flash for up to 30 seconds. The remote alarm can be turned off by pressing this button again or by turning the ignition to ON. If your vehicle has the Universal Theft-Deterrent feature, you may also turn off the alarm by unlocking the vehicle with a key. See Universal Theft-Deterrent on page 2-21.


Personalization Features The following features, if available on your vehicle, can be programmed to each driver’s preference for each of the remote keyless entry transmitters: Programmable Automatic Door Locks Security Feedback Delayed Locking Perimeter Lighting Seat and Mirror Recall


If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC), you must program these features through the DIC. See DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-62. Security Feedback This feature provides feedback to the driver when the vehicle receives a command from the remote keyless entry transmitter. Feedback is only provided if all doors ?.re clnseci, the isnition is off and the Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is inactive.


If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC), you must program this feature through the DIC. See DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-62. The following modes may be selected:


Mode 1: No feedback when locking or unlocking vehicle. Mode 2: Parking lamps and the daytime running lamps will flash twice when unlocking the vehicle and will flash once when locking the vehicle.


0 Mode 3: Horn will chirp when all doors are unlocked (second unlock button press) and when locking the vehicle. Mode 4: Parking lamps and the daytime running lamps will flash twice each time the button with the unlock symbol is pressed; the horn will chirp when all doors are unlocked. Parking lamps and the exterior lamps will flash once and the horn will chirp when locking the vehicle.


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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. See your dealer to match additional transmitters to your vehicle.


To change to another mode, do the following: 1. Keep all doors closed, the vehicle in PARK (P) and


the ignition on throughout this procedure.


2. Press and hold the driver’s power door lock switch


in LOCK through Step 4.


3. Press the button with the trunk symbol on the


transmitter. The transmitter will remain in its current mode and the horn will chirp as feedback.


4. Press the button with the trunk symbol again. Each


time the transmitter’s trunk button is pressed, the mode will advance by one, going from Mode 2 to 3 to 4, etc. and the horn will chirp as feedback.


5. Release the power door lock switch. The security


feedback will remain in the most recent mode selected.


This procedure changes the mode for the transmitter used to change this setting. The procedure will need to be repeated for the second transmitter. To verify the mode selected, remove the key from the ignition and close all of the doors after you’ve exited the vehicle. Press the lock button on the transmitter to be verified and confirm the appropriate feedback. Repeat with the unlock button.


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Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about four 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. Notice: 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 thin coin, or similar object, into the notch


near the key ring. Turn it counterclockwise to separate the two halves of the transmitter.


2. Once the transmitter is separated, use a pencil eraser to remove the old battery. Do not use a metal object.


A. Remove and replace the battery. Replace it as the


instructions inside the cover indicate. Use one [email protected] battery, type DL-2032, or a similar type.


4. Snap the transmitter back together tightly to be sure


no moisture can enter.


5; Check the operation of the transmitter.


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