CHEVROLET MALIBU 1997 5.G Owners Manual
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Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts\
properly. It also explains the “SRS” system.
Features and Controls
This section explains how to start and operate your Chevrolet.
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfo\
rt controls and how to operate your audio system.
Your Driving and the Road
Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road\
and how to drive under different conditions.
Problems on the Road
This section tells what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc.
Service and Appearance Care
Here the manual tells you how to keep your Chevrolet running properly and looking good.
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and \
what fluids and lubricants to use.
Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact Chevrolet for assistance \
and how to get service and owner publications.
also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page 8-10.
Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use it to quickly find
something you want to read.
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GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem,
CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the
name MALIBU 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 in
product after that time without further notice. For
vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name
of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet
Motor Division whenever it appears in this manual.
Please keep this manual in your Chevrolet,
so it will be
there if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you
sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 10288097 A First Edition
National Institute for
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE EXCELLENCE
We support voluntary
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a
French Language Manual:
Aux propriCtaires canadiens: Vous pouvez vous
un exemplaire de ce guide en frangais chez
DGN Marketing Services Ltd.
1500 Bonhill Rd.
@Copyright Genzral Motors Corporation 1996
All Rights Reserved
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine The Heritage of Chevrolet
The dynamic William C. “Billy”
Durant shifted gears from making
carriages to making cars,
forming half the team that gave
Welcome to the largest vehicle backed by a proud
in the history of performance and
-- the family of Chevrolet value. Since the first “Classic
owners. You have selected
a Six” rolled off the line in 19 12,
vehicle designed, engineered more than 110 million
and crafted by teamwork, a Chevrolet cars and trucks have
Chevrolet, the other half of the team,
at the wheel
of his experimental “Classic
Six, ” which entered production in I91 2.
That year 2999 vehicles were produced.
worn the Chevrolet marque.
That kind of reception from
is unmatched by
any other car manufacturer in
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine The Chevrolet blend of
value and performance has created for the pleasure of the
become an American Every decade, Chevrolet
-- whether bred for has reinforced its heritage
the racetrack like the legendary of affordable performance
Corvette and Camaro,
or with quality and value crafted
into each vehicle. It's not
surprising that for
"Genuine Chevrolet" has been
America's automobile. We're proud to continue that
in your Chevrolet,
I I I The legacy of America$ favorite sportscar
I began in 1953, when 319 hand-assembled I In 1932 Chevrolet
introduced the white Corvettes
Synchro-Mesh launched the I
transmission and first use of a
offered a host
of fiberglass body in I
accessories -- including a production car: :
such niceties as a clock! I
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I The 1957 Chevy started a romance with the American
-- and was powered by an available fuel-injected V8.
I I I
and we are pledged to
ownership of your
Chevl-olet an enjoyable
and rewarding experience.
60's automotive excitement
included Chevrolet landmarks
like the Corvette Sting Ray,
the sporty Camaro, and
powerplants like the
Your new Chevrolet continues a tradition of quality and value.
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Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning
to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this,
it will help you learn about the features and
controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find
that pictures and words work together to explain
A good place to look for what you need is the Index in
the back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of all
what’s in the manual, and the page number where you’ll
Safety Warnings and Symbols
You will find a number of safety cautions in this book.
We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore
These mean there is sometnmg 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 don’t, you or
others could be hurt.
You will also find a circle with a slash through it in
book. This safety
symbol means “Don’t,’’
do this,” or “Don’t
let this happen.”
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Also, in this book you will find these notices:
These mean there is something that could
damage your vehicle.
In the notice area, we tell you about something that
can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage
would not be covered by your warranty, and
be costly. But the notice will tell you 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.
see warning labels on your vehicle. They use
the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
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These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle.
PROTECT EYES BY
for you and
whenever your vehicle
to do with
SIGNALS @ e
These symbols are
on some of
are used on
ENGINE OIL e,
Here are some
you may see:
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine Section 1 Seats and Seat Restraints
Here you’ll find information about the seats in your Chevrol\
et and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also
learn about some things you should
not do with air bags and safety belts.
1-12 1-15 Seats and Controls
Reclining Front Seatbacks
Why Safety Belts Work
Questions Many People Ask About
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster 1-20
1-47 1-47 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Questions and Answers About Air Bags Safety Belt Comfort Guides
How to Use Child Restraints
Important Information for Buckling Children in Child Restraints
Child Restraint Top Straps
How to Obtain a Safety Belt Extender
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Replacing Parts After a Crash