Note: If the vehicle has been in a collision, refer to Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision for additional information.
Vehicle has front and rear seat belts that are the primary means of occupant restraint. Seat belts help to keep the occupants inside the passenger compartment and to gradually reduce the impact forces during the following events:
All seat belt retractors have emergency locks. The retractors remain unlocked during normal operation and under normal driving conditions. The retractors remain unlocked during normal conditions in order to allow free movement of the upper body of each occupant.
A pendulum locks the seat belt webbing into position. The pendulum causes a locking bar to engage a cog on the spool of the retractor mechanism when the following conditions occur:
The seat belts have an automatic locking (cinch) feature. The cinch feature is activated when the seat belt webbing is completely extended from the retractor. The cinch feature prevents the webbing from extending beyond the position from which it is allowed to retract. Use of the cinch feature is recommended for securing a child seat. The cinch feature may be cancelled by allowing the webbing to wind back completely into the retractor. After the cinch feature is cancelled, the webbing is unlocked. After the cinch feature is cancelled, the webbing will extend from the retractor. This vehicle is also equipped with a supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system. Refer to SIR System Description and Operation.
Waterleak Test Preparation
GM vehicles are designed to operate under normal environmental conditions. The design criteria for sealing materials and components takes into consideration the sealing forces required to withstand the natural elements. These specifications cannot take into consideration any artificial ...
Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding. Apply structural adhesive to the attaching surfaces. Position the body rear end panel on the vehicle. Verify the fit of the body rear end panel. Clamp the body rear end panel into position. Spot weld accordingly as no ...
Front Bumper Energy Absorber Bracket Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper fascia opening cover. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Opening Lower Cover Replacement Drivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Bolt Front Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten 160 N·m (119 lb ft) Note: Do NOT reu ...