Oldsmobile Achieva 1998 Owner's Manuals
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The 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Owner’s Manual
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 vehicle.
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort 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 vehicle running properly and looking good.
7- 1 Maintenance Schedule
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 Oldsmobile for assistance and how to get service and owner publications.
It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page
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,
OLDSMOBILE, the OLDSMOBILE Rocket Emblem
and the name
ACHIEVA 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 the
product after that time without further notice.
Please keep this manual
in your vehicle, so it will be
there if you ever need it when you’re on the road.
the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new
owner can use it.
Part No. 22656198 A First Edition
r We support voluntary
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“Copyright General Motors Corporation 1997
All Rights Reserved
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How to Use this Manual
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
of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of what’s in
the manual, and the page number where you’ll find it.
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
’ A CAI rION:
These mean there is something that could hurt
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
this book. This safety
symbol means “Don’t,’’
“Don’t do this” or “Don’t
let this happen.”
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
Also in this book you will find these notices
These mean there is something that could
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 it could be costly.
But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid
When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION
and NOTICE warnings
in different colors or in
You’ll also 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.
these symbols are used on an
PROTECT EYES BY
These symbols are important
for you and
These symbols have to
FOG LAMPS # 0
These symbols are. on some
These symbols are used on
Here are some
you may see:
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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
Here you’ll find information about the seats in your Oldsmobile 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.
and Seat Controls
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About
-- and the Answers
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Rear Seat Passengers 1-32
1-53 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
for Children and Small Adults
Center Passenger Position
Safety Belt Extender
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Replacing Restraint System Parts
After a Crash
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Seats and Seat Controls
This section tells you about the seats -- how to
and also about reclining seatbacks and
You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to
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
don’t want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only when
the vehicle is not moving. lvlove the lever under the front seat to unlock it. Slide
the seat to where you want it. Then release the lever and
try to move the seat with your body, to make sure the
is locked in place.