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How to Use This Manual
Many people read the owner manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it can help you learn about the features and controls for the vehicle. Pictures and words work together in the owner manual to explain things. 2004 Saturn Ion owner's manual,2004 Saturn Ion,Saturn Ion for sale,Saturn Ion user manual,Saturn Ion service manual.
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
If your vehicle has this feature, the driver’s seat height adjuster is located on the left side of the seat. To raise the seat, ratchet the lever upward until the seat is at the desired height. To lower the seat, ratchet the lever downward until the seat is at the desired height.
Lift the lever to release the seatback, then move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock the seatback in place. Press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked into place.
Passenger Folding Seatback
The front passenger’s seatback may fold flat. To fold
the seatback, do the following:
- Lift the bar under the seat to unlock it.
- Slide the seat as far back as it will go and release the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to make sure it is locked into place.
- Lift the recliner lever, located on the outside of the seat, and fold the seat forward until the seatback disengages. Continue to fold the seat forward until it locks in the folded position. Pull up on the seatback to be sure it is locked.
Split Folding Rear Seat
You can fold either side of the rear seatback down for more cargo space. To lower the rear seatback, follow these steps:
- If you have a sedan and it is equipped with this feature, open the trunk and pull one or both of the small handles located in the center of the trunk.
- Once the handle is pulled, the seatback can be pushed open through the trunk, or pulled open from the inside of the vehicle.
To raise the rear seatback, lift it up and rearward until you hear a click. Push and pull on the seat back to be sure it is locked into place.
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
- Q: Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt?
- A: You could be – whether you’re wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you’re upside down. And your chance of being conscious during and after an accident, so you can unbuckle and get out, is much greater if you are belted.
- Q: If my vehicle has air bags, why should I have to wear safety belts?
- A: Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts – not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you’re in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That’s true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions.
- Q: If I’m a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts?
- A: You may be an excellent driver, but if you’re in an accident – even one that isn’t your fault – you and your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver doesn’t protect you from things beyond your control, such as bad drivers. Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km) of home. And the greatest number of serious injuries and deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 mph (65 km/h).
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly?
This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see Older Children on page 1-29 or Infants and Young Children on page 1-32. Follow those rules for everyone’s protection. First, you’ll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We’ll start with the driver position.