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Quick Links. Download this manual. Table of Contents. Automobile Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual pages. Page 4 Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. These mean there is something that could hurt people. Page 5 Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this book you will find these notices: Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle.

A notice will tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. Heated Seats Reclining Seatbacks Head Restraints Rear Seats Bench Seat Page 11 Power Seats If your vehicle has a power seat, you can adjust it with these controls located on the outboard sides of the seats.

Raise or lower the front of the seat cushion by raising or lowering the forward edge of the horizontal control. Page 12 You can also reshape the side wing area of the lower seatback for more lateral support. To increase or decrease support, press and hold the top or bottom of the control. Let go of the control when the lower seatback reaches the desired level of support.

Heated Seats If your vehicle has this feature, the button used to Page 14 Head Restraints Adjust your head restraint so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your head.

This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. To raise the head restraint pull up on the head restraint. On some models the head restraints tilt forward and rearward also. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. Page 17 To create a load floor release the panels from the seatback by pushing forward on the latch.

Then fold the panels back to cover the rear seat footwell area. To return the seat to the passenger position on a SuburbanNukon XL do the following: Lift the floor load panels and latch them into the seatback.

To fold the seatbacks do the following: Pull up on the release lever, labeled 1, located on the rear of the seatback, and push the seatback forward. Page 19 2. Make sure the head restraints have been lowered completely. With the seat folded, unlatch the seat from the floor by pulling up on the lever located under the carrying handle at the rear of the seat labeled 2.

Page 20 3. To unlatch the seat from the floor, pull up on the release lever labeled 2, located at the rear of the seat, and lift the rear of the seat up off the floor. Squeeze the release lever, located in the lower middle to unlatch the seat from the floor, while pulling the seat out. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. After raising the rear seatback, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted.

Page 22 To fold the seatback on the bench seat, do the following: 1. Pull up on the release lever, labeled 1, located on the rear of the seatback and push the seatback forward. To return the seat to an upright position, pull up on the release lever labeled 1 and then pull up on the seatback until the seatback locks into the upright position. Page 23 2. With the seat folded, the floor by pulling the seat labeled 2.

You will not 4. Lift the rear of the seat up, be able to unlatch the seat from the floor unless the seatback is folded down. Page 24 Removing the Bench Seat To remove the full bench seat, do the following: 1. Open the rear doors and enter the rear of the vehicle. Fold the seatback forward onto the seat cushion by using the lever labeled 1.

The seat cannot be removed unless the seatback is folded. Page 26 Bucket Seats If your vehicle has bucket seats, the seatbacks can be reclined and the seats can be folded to give you more cargo room. To adjust the seatback do the following: 1. Page 27 The head restraint can be removed and stored in the space provided in the folded up seat cushion.

To fold the seatbacks on the bucket seats, do the following: 1. Pull up on the strap loop located at the rear. Page 28 Once the seatbacks are folded down, the rear seat footwell area will be exposed and will have to be covered by the load floor panel.

To create a load floor, do the following: Release the panels from the seatbacks by pushing forward on the latches. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts.

Page 30 Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle Safety Belt Reminder Light on page In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Page 32 The person keeps going until stopped by something. In or the instrument panel a real vehicle, it could be the windshield Page 33 or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance.

Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Close and lock the door. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. Page 36 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt.

The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. Page 37 What's wrong with this?

The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen.

The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. The belt is over an armrest. Je ser-- g ir over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high.

In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries. Page 40 What's wrong with this?

The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. 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. 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. Page 44 Lap Belt When you sit in a center seating position other than in the second row you have a lap belt. A lap safety belt does not have a 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.


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