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Every Malibu under warranty is backed with the following services: Free lockout assistance Free dead-battery assistance 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. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle.

Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this book you will find these notices: These mean there is cheby that could damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage cheyv not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle. For example, These symbols these symbols are important for are used on an you and your original battery: Service Station Guide Fuel Use unleaded only.

You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. Seats and Seat Controls Safety Belts: Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you about the seats adjust them and also about reclining seatbacks and head restraints.

Lift the bar located under the front seat to unlock it.

Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Then try to move the seat with your body to make sure the seat is locked into place. Raise or lower the front of the seat cushion by holding the malibj part of the control up or down. Raise or lower the rear of the seat cushion by holding the rear part of the control up or down. Reclining Front Seatbacks Your vehicle has one of the following reclining front seatback controls.

Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Head Restraints Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of dhevy restraint is closest to the top 201 your ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts.

In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety mnual. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield 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. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. 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. 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 belt.


In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. To move it down, squeeze the release button and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. 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 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. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 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.

The belt is twisted across the body. You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. 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. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is manuql of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both chvey belt and your vehicle.

The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Air bags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye.

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Safety belts help keep you in position before and during a crash. 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. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. How does an air bag restrain? In moderate to severe frontal or near even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. Air manal supplement the protection provided by safety belts.

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Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module, which records information about the air bag system. Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts.

If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it.

Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. If you slid under it, maliibu belt would apply force at your abdomen. Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults 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.


Manusl 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.

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. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder.

Lap Belt When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no chfvy. 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. Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection!

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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. People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. 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 adults and older children, but not for young children and infants.

Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head ma,ibu neck. In a crash, an infant in a rear facing seat settles into the restraint, so the crash forces chfvy be distributed across the Restraint Systems for Children An infant car bed Aa 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.

How do child restraints work? 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. Where to Put the Restraint Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than 201 front seat. General Motors, therefore, recommends that child restraints be secured in chsvy rear seat including an infant riding in a rear facing infant seat, a child riding in a forward In Canada, the law requires that forward restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored.