Buick Encore: Seat Belts / Seat Belt Extender and Safety System Check

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Seats and Restraints / Seat Belts / Seat Belt Extender and Safety System Check

Seat Belt Extender

If the vehicle's seat belt will fasten around you, you should use it.

But if a seat belt is not long enough, your dealer will order you an extender. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you. To help avoid personal injury, do not let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. The extender has been designed for adults. Never use it for securing child restraints. For more information on the proper use and fit of seat belt extenders see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender.

Safety System Check

Periodically check the seat belt reminder, seat belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, shoulder belt height adjusters (if equipped), and seat belt anchorages to make sure they are all in working order. Look for any other loose or damaged seat belt system parts that might keep a seat belt system from performing properly. See your dealer to have it repaired. Torn, frayed, or twisted seat belts may not protect you in a crash. Torn or frayed seat belts can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, have it replaced immediately. If a belt is twisted, it may be possible to untwist by reversing the latch plate on the webbing. If the twist cannot be corrected, ask your dealer to fix it.

Make sure the seat belt reminder light is working. See Seat Belt Reminders.

Keep seat belts clean and dry. See Seat Belt Care.

    Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy

    Seat belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they do not wear seat belts...

    Seat Belt Care

    Keep belts clean and dry. Seat belts should be properly cared for and maintained. Seat belt hardware should be kept dry and free of dust or debris. As necessary, exterior hard surfaces and seat belt webbing may be lightly cleaned with mild soap and water...

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    Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: Engine Power Messages


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    Vehicle Alarm System

    If equipped with an anti-theft alarm system, the indicator light, on the instrument panel near the windshield, shows the status of the system.

    Buick Encore. Vehicle Alarm System

    Off : Alarm system is disarmed.

    On Solid : Vehicle is secured during the delay to arm the system.

    Fast Flast : Vehicle is unsecured. A door, the liftgate, or the hood is open.

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