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This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use. Customer Assistance Information This section tells you how to contact Buick for assistance and how to get service and owner publications. We mahual voluntary technician certification. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed.

We reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features These mean there is something that could hurt and controls for cetury vehicle. Many times, this damage would Also, in this book you will find these notices: For example, These symbols These symbols These symbols These symbols Here are some these symbols are important have to do with are on some of are used on other symbols are used on an You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts.

Lift the lever to release the seatback, then move the This switch is designed to imitate the movements of seatback to where you want it. Sitting in ownes reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Cemtury 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. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. If you do have a it goes. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap shoulder belt. Close and lock the door. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able oqners unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

You can move the buuck to the height that is right for you.

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You can be seriously hurt if your 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 manula.

The shoulder belt is too loose. 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. 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. You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt.

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If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Air bags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye. Children who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. This is true centurt though your vehicle has Buic Generation frontal air bags.


Where are the air bags? The air bag is not designed to centry in rollovers, side If something is between an occupant and an air impacts or rear impacts, because inflation would not bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel.

Air bags supplement the protection When an air bag inflates, there is dust centuy the air. The module records information There are parts of the air bag system in several places about the readiness of the system, when the sensors around your vehicle.

When you sit in a 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. Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the amnual across you very quickly. 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, buuck will lock.

If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs.

When installed on mnual shoulder belt, the comfort guide pulls the belt away from the neck and head.

Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic the seatback and the interior body to remove the cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide guide from its storage clip. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. That includes infants and all children smaller than adult size. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in Children who are up against, or very close to, any every Canadian province says children up to some age In a frontal crash, an infant in a Smaller children and babies should always be rear facing restraint settles into the restraint, so the crash The baby would be almost impossible to hold.

Secure the baby in an infant restraint. Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. What are the different types of add child restraints? Rear facing infant restraints are designed for infants of up to about 20 lbs.

These forward facing restraints are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to 40 lbs. A child in a rear facing child restraint can be Then follow the instructions for the restraint.


A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured ownerx killed by the right front passenger air bag if it inflates, even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. Never secure a child restraint in the center front seat. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one.

Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of 5. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor to set the lock. A child in a child restraint in the center front seat Securing a Child Restraint in the Center can be badly injured or killed by the right front Make sure the release button is 1.

Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the ownets positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the plate and pulling it along the belt. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the 5.

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Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of 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. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are mmanual in the rear seat. Here two children are wearing the same belt. 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. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a 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. Also explained are the instrument panel and the warning systems that tell you if everything is working properly and what to do if you have a problem.

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 power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. If you need a new ignition or door key, contact your Unlocked doors can be dangerous. Passengers especially children can easily open the doors and fall out. Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle.

This may not be so obvious: You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a From the inside, to lock or unlock the door manually, No automatic door lock or unlock. Automatic all door lock when the transaxle is Press the power door lock shifted out of PARK P ; no automatic door unlock.