GMC Aveo 2007 User Manual
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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Manual M

Seats and Restraint Systems .......................

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

8

Rear Seats .............................................

13

Safety Belts ............................................

19

Child Restraints ......................................

39

Airbag System ........................................

68

Restraint System Check .........................

84

Features and Controls ................................

87

Keys .......................................................

88

Doors and Locks ....................................

94

Windows ...............................................

101

Theft-Deterrent Systems .......................

103

Starting and Operating Your Vehicle

..... 107

Mirrors ..................................................

124

Storage Areas ......................................

126

Sunroof ................................................

128

Instrument Panel .......................................

129

Instrument Panel Overview ...................

132

Climate Controls ...................................

150

Warning Lights, Gages,

 

and Indicators ...................................

157

Secondary Information Center (SIC) ......

175

Audio System(s) ...................................

186

Driving Your Vehicle .................................

219

Your Driving, the Road,

 

and Your Vehicle ..............................

220

Towing .................................................

257

Service and Appearance Care ..................

261

Service .................................................

264

Fuel ......................................................

266

Checking Things Under the Hood .........

273

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Headlamp Aiming .................................

309

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

371

Bulb Replacement ................................

309

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

372

Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

.... 318

Customer Assistance Information

401

Tires .....................................................

319

Appearance Care ..................................

345

Customer Assistance and

402

Vehicle IdentiÞcation

354

Information ........................................

Reporting Safety Defects

419

Electrical System

355

 

 

Capacities and SpeciÞcations ................

368

Index ..........................................................

423

Normal Maintenance

 

 

 

Replacement Parts ............................

369

 

 

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GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, and the name AVEO are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation.

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. For vehicles Þrst sold in Canada, substitute the name ÒGeneral Motors of Canada LimitedÓ for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever it appears in this manual.

This manual describes features that may be available in this model, but your vehicle may not be equipped with all of them. For example, more than one entertainment system may be offered or your vehicle may have been ordered without a front passenger or rear seats.

Keep this manual in the vehicle, so it will be there if it is needed while you are on the road. If the vehicle is sold, leave this manual in the vehicle.

Canadian Owners

A French language copy of this manual can be obtained from your dealer or from:

Helm, Incorporated

P.O. Box 07130

Detroit, MI 48207

Litho in U.S.A.

© 2006 General Motors Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Part No. 15876628 A First Printing

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How to Use This Manual

Many people read the owner manual from beginning to end when they Þrst receive their new vehicle. If this is done, it can help you learn about the features and controls for the vehicle. Pictures and words work together in the owner manual to explain things.

Index

A good place to quickly locate information about the vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found.

Safety Warnings and Symbols

There are a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning.

{CAUTION:

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 do not, you or others could be hurt.

You will also Þnd a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means ÒDo Not,Ó

ÒDo Not do thisÓ or ÒDo Not let this happen.Ó

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Vehicle Damage Warnings

Also, in this manual you will Þnd these notices:

Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle.

A notice tells about something that can damage the vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your vehicleÕs warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell 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.

There are also warning labels on the vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.

Vehicle Symbols

The vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a speciÞc component, control, message, gage, or indicator.

If you need help Þguring out a speciÞc name of a component, gage, or indicator, reference the following topics:

¥Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1

¥Features and Controls in Section 2

¥Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3

¥Climate Controls in Section 3

¥Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators in Section 3

¥Audio System(s) in Section 3

¥Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5

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These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle:

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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

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

8

Manual Seats ................................................

8

Driver Seat Height Adjuster ...........................

9

Manual Lumbar (Sedan) ................................

9

Reclining Seatbacks ....................................

10

Head Restraints ..........................................

12

Rear Seats ....................................................

13

Rear Seat Operation (Sedan) ......................

13

Rear Seat Operation (Hatchback) ................

15

Safety Belts ..................................................

19

Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ...........

19

Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ....

23

How to Wear Safety Belts Properly .............

24

Driver Position .............................................

25

Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment .................

32

Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..............

33

Right Front Passenger Position ...................

33

Rear Seat Passengers ................................

34

Center Rear Passenger Position ..................

37

Safety Belt Pretensioners ............................

38

Safety Belt Extender ...................................

38

Child Restraints ............................................

39

Older Children .............................................

39

Infants and Young Children .........................

42

Child Restraint Systems ..............................

45

Where to Put the Restraint ..........................

50

Lower Anchors and Tethers for

 

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

52

Securing a Child Restraint in a

 

Rear Seat Position ...................................

59

Securing a Child Restraint in the

 

Right Front Seat Position .........................

62

Airbag System ..............................................

68

Where Are the Airbags? ..............................

71

When Should an Airbag Inßate? ..................

73

What Makes an Airbag Inßate? ...................

75

How Does an Airbag Restrain? ...................

75

What Will You See After an

 

Airbag Inßates? ........................................

76

Passenger Sensing System .........................

77

Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ......

82

Adding Equipment to Your

 

Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ..........................

83

Restraint System Check ...............................

84

Checking the Restraint Systems ..................

84

Replacing Restraint System Parts

 

After a Crash ...........................................

84

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Front Seats

Manual Seats

{CAUTION:

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 do not want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only when the vehicle is not moving.

Pull up and hold the bar located under the front of the 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.

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Driver Seat Height Adjuster

To adjust the height of the driverÕs seat cushion, turn the knob

located on the outboard side of the seat cushion.

Turn the knob forward to raise the height of the seat cushion and rearward to lower it.

Manual Lumbar (Sedan)

Your vehicle may have manually operated lumbar support for the driverÕs seat.

To adjust the front seat lumbar support, use the lever located on the outboard side of the seatback.

Push the lever down to adjust the support for

the lower part of the seatback. Pull the lever up to return the support to its original position.

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Reclining Seatbacks

{CAUTION:

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 do not want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only when the vehicle is not moving.

{CAUTION:

If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked.

Your seats have manual reclining seatbacks. The lever used to operate them is located on the outboard side of the seats.

To recline the seatback, do the following:

1.Lift the recline lever.

2.Move the seatback to the desired position, then release the lever to lock the seatback in place.

3.Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked.

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To return the seatback to an upright position, do the following:

1.Lift the lever fully without applying pressure to the seatback and the seatback will return to the upright position.

2.Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked.

{CAUTION:

Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their job when you are reclined like this.

The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries.

The lap belt cannot 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.

Do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving.

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