Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Parking brake and drive wheels warning

WARNING: Apply the parking brake and block the drive wheels before performing this procedure in order to prevent bodily injury.

PROTECTIVE GOGGLES AND GLOVE WARNING

WARNING: Always wear protective goggles and gloves when removing exhaust parts as falling rust and sharp edges from worn exhaust components could result in serious personal injury.

R-1234YF PROPER SERVICE PROCEDURES WARNING

WARNING: For personal safety, proper service procedure and refrigerant handling guidelines reference the applicable SAE standards when servicing vehicles equipped with R-1234yf refrigerant systems. Reference SAE J639, SAE J2845, SAE J2842, SAE J2843 & SAE J2851. Failure to follow these precautions may cause personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.

RADIATOR CAP REMOVAL WARNING

WARNING: To avoid being burned, do not remove the radiator cap or surge tank cap while the engine is hot. The cooling system will release scalding fluid and steam under pressure if radiator cap or surge tank cap is removed while the engine and radiator are still hot.

RELIEVING FUEL PRESSURE WARNING

WARNING: Remove the fuel tank cap and relieve the fuel system pressure before servicing the fuel system in order to reduce the risk of personal injury.

After you relieve the fuel system pressure, a small amount of fuel may be released when servicing the fuel lines, the fuel injection pump, or the connections. In order to reduce the risk of personal injury, cover the fuel system components with a shop towel before disconnection. This will catch any fuel that may leak out. Place the towel in an approved container when the disconnection is complete.

REPAIR MATERIAL CURING WARNING

WARNING: At least 24 hours are required for complete curing of repair material. The repair area should not be physically disturbed until after that time.

Insufficient curing of urethane adhesive may allow unrestrained occupants to be ejected from the vehicle resulting in personal injury.

SAFETY GLASSES AND COMPRESSED AIR WARNING

WARNING: Wear safety glasses when using compressed air in order to prevent eye injury.

SAFETY GLASSES WARNING

WARNING: Wear safety glasses in order to avoid eye damage.

SAFETY GOGGLES AND FUEL WARNING

WARNING: Always wear safety goggles when working with fuel in order to protect the eyes from fuel splash.

SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE HANDLING WARNING

WARNING: Be careful when you handle a sensing and diagnostic module (SDM). Do not strike or jolt the SDM. Before applying power to the SDM:

  • Remove any dirt, grease, etc. from the mounting surface
  • Position the SDM horizontally on the mounting surface
  • Point the arrow on the SDM toward the front of the vehicle
  • Tighten all of the SDM fasteners and SDM bracket fasteners to the specified torque value

Failure to follow the correct procedure could cause air bag deployment, personal injury, or unnecessary SIR system repairs.

SENSING AND DIAGNOSTIC MODULE VOLTAGE AFTER IGNITION IS TURNED OFF WARNING

WARNING: The sensing and the diagnosis module (SDM) can maintain sufficient voltage to deploy the airbags and pretensioners for up to 1 minute after the ignition has been turned OFF and the fuse has been removed. If the airbags and pretensioners are not disconnected, do not begin service until one minute has been passed after disconnecting power to the SDM.

Failure to do so may cause personal injury.

SERVICING THE SIR SYSTEM WARNING

WARNING: When performing service on or around the SIR components or the SIR wiring, follow the procedures listed below in order to temporarily disable the SIR system. Failure to follow the procedures could result in the following:

  • Air bag deployment
  • Personal injury
  • Otherwise unneeded SIR system repairs

SIR INFLATABLE MODULE DEPLOYMENT OUTSIDE VEHICLE WARNING

WARNING: When you are deploying an inflator module for disposal, perform the deployment procedures in the order listed. Failure to follow the procedures in the order listed may result in personal injury.

SIR INFLATOR MODULE HANDLING AND STORAGE WARNING

WARNING: When carrying an undeployed inflator module:

  • Do not carry the inflator module by the wires or connector.
  • Make sure the air bag opening points away from you.

When storing an undeployed inflator module:

  • Make sure the air bag opening points away from the surface on which the inflator module rests.
  • Provide free space for the air bag to expand in case of an accidental deployment.
  • When storing a steering column, do not rest the column with the air bag opening facing down and the column vertical. Lay the column on its side.

Failure to observe these guidelines may result in personal injury.

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