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Quick Links. Table of Contents. Automobile Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual pages. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. Page Vehicle Damage Warnings You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. For example, These symbols these symbols are important for are used on an you and your original battery: passengers whenever your vehicle is driven You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts.

It also tells you about reclining front seatbacks and head restraints. Page 16 Manual Lumbar Control If Equipped If your vehicle has a lumbar adjustment, you can increase or decrease lumbar support in an area of the lower seatback. It is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. To increase or decrease support, turn the knob toward the front or rear of the vehicle. Page 17 Move the seat forward or rearward by moving the whole button toward the front or toward the rear of the vehicle.

Moving the whole button up or down raises or lowers the entire seat cushion. Vertical Control: If your vehicle has power reclining seats, you can use this button to adjust the angle of the seatback. It does not store the lumbar or back support positions.

To set your memory seat: 1. Page Reclining Seatbacks Reclining Seatbacks To adjust the front seatback, lift the lever upward. The lever is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. Lift the lever again upward and the seatback will go to an upright position. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. Page Seatback Latches On some models, the head restraints tilt forward and rearward also.

To tilt the head restraints forward, grasp the top of the restraint and move it forward to where you want it to go until you hear a click. It will then be locked into that position until you need to move it again. In a sudden stop or crash, the person sitting there could be injured.

And, even if there is no crash or sudden stop, a driver sitting in an unlocked easy entry seat could be startled by the sudden movement and hit the wrong control or pedal, To fold the seat: 1.

Pull forward on the release strap located under the rear seat cushion. Fold the seat cushion upward until it latches with the seatback. Either side of the rear seat may be folded down to give you more cargo space. Page Safety Belts: They're For Everyone To return the seat to the passenger position, lift the floor load panels and latch them into the seatback. Lift the seatback up and push rearward all the way.

Then lower the seat cushion until it latches into position. Pull forward on the seatback and up on the seat cushion to make sure the seat is securely in place. 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.

Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Page 28 Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield Page 29 or the instrument panel 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. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. Page 32 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. 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.

The shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The belt is buckled in the wrong place. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. The shoulder belt is worn under the arm.

It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. The belt is twisted across the body. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. 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. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly.

Safety belts help keep you in position before and during a crash. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Page 42 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. 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 inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger.

Page 43 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. Page 45 Medical Condition. A passenger has a medical condition which, according to his or her physician: causes the passenger air bag to pose a special risk for the passenger; and makes the potential harm from the passenger air bag in a crash greater than the potential harm from turning off the air bag and allowing the passenger, even if belted, to hit the dashboard or windshield in a crash.

Page 46 CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light ever comes on when you have turned off the air bag, it means that something may be wrong with the air bag system. There are parts of the air bag system in several places around your vehicle.

Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. Page Lap Belt What if I add a snow plow? Will it keep the air bags from working properly? Page Rear Seat Passengers 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. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. The shoulder belt may lock shoulder if you pull the belt across you very quickly.

Page 51 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. The safety belt also locks if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. This feature 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. Page 54 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. Page Children 4. 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 from the guides.


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