Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Repair instructions

Repairs and inspections required after a collision

WARNING: Restraint systems can be damaged in a collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in need of replacement are replaced:

  • Replace any seat belt system that was in use during the collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and seat belt pretensioners. This not only includes seat belt systems in use by people of adult size, but seat belt systems used to secure child restraints, infant carriers and booster seats, including LATCH system and top tether anchorages.
  • Replace any seat belt system that has torn, worn, or damaged components. This not only includes adult seat belt systems, but built-in child restraints and LATCH system components, if any.

    Replace any seat belt system if you observe the words "REPLACE" or "CAUTION", or if a yellow tag is visible. Do not replace a seat belt if only the child seat caution label is visible.

  • Replace any seat belt system if you are doubtful about its condition.

    This not only includes adult seat belt systems, but built-in child restraints, LATCH system components, and any restraint system used to secure infant carriers, child restraints, and booster seats.

Do NOT replace single seat belt system components in vehicles that have been in a collision as described above. Always replace the entire seat belt system with the buckle, guide and retractor assembly, which includes the latch and webbing material.

After a minor collision where no automatic restraint device was deployed, seat belt system replacement may not be necessary, unless some of the parts are torn, worn, or damaged.

FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE REPLACEMENT

Fig. 4: Front Seat Belt Buckle
Fig. 4: Front Seat Belt Buckle

Front Seat Belt Buckle Replacement

Front Seat Belt Buckle Replacement

REAR SEAT BELT BUCKLE REPLACEMENT

Fig. 5: Rear Seat Belt Buckle
Fig. 5: Rear Seat Belt Buckle

Rear Seat Belt Buckle Replacement

Rear Seat Belt Buckle Replacement

REAR SEAT CENTER SHOULDER BELT REPLACEMENT

Fig. 6: Rear Seat Center Shoulder Belt
Fig. 6: Rear Seat Center Shoulder Belt

Rear Seat Center Shoulder Belt Replacement

Rear Seat Center Shoulder Belt Replacement

Rear seat center belt replacement

Fig. 7: Rear Seat Center Belt
Fig. 7: Rear Seat Center Belt

Rear Seat Center Belt Replacement

Rear Seat Center Belt Replacement

FRONT SEAT BELT GUIDE ADJUSTER REPLACEMENT

Fig. 8: Front Seat Belt Guide Adjuster
Fig. 8: Front Seat Belt Guide Adjuster

Front Seat Belt Guide Adjuster Replacement

Front Seat Belt Guide Adjuster Replacement

REAR SEAT BELT RETRACTOR REPLACEMENT

REAR SEAT BELT RETRACTOR REPLACEMENT

Rear Seat Belt Retractor Replacement

Rear Seat Belt Retractor Replacement

Rear Seat Belt Retractor Replacement

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