This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed for 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. We reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Oldsmobile Division whenever it appears in this manual. Please keep this manual in your vehicle, 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 owner can use it.
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 things quickly.
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 the warning.
Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
Here you’ll find information about the seats in your vehicle 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- 2 Seats and Seat Controls
- 1- 9 Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
- 1- 13 Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
- 1- 14 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
- 1- 14 Driver Position
- 1- 22 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
- 1- 23 Right Front Passenger Position
- 1- 23 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
- 1- 30 Rear Seat Passengers
- 1- 33 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
- 1- 35 Center Passenger Position
- 1- 37 Children
- 1- 39 Child Restraints
- 1- 50 Larger Children
- 1- 53 Safety Belt Extender
- 1- 53 Checking Your Restraint Systems
- 1- 53 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
2-Way Manual Seat Controls
Lift the bar under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to be sure the seat is locked in place.