Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Sir seatbelt pretensioner handling warning

WARNING: When carrying an undeployed inflatable restraint seat belt retractor pretensioner:

  • Do not carry the seat belt pretensioner by the seat belt webbing or pigtail connector, if equipped.
  • Carry the seat belt pretensioner by the housing, keeping hands and fingers away from the seat belt webbing.
  • Make sure the opening, from which the seat belt webbing extends, faces downward and the seat belt webbing hangs freely.

Failure to observe these guidelines may result in personal injury.

SIR WARNING

WARNING: This vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) System. Failure to follow the correct procedure could cause the following conditions:

  • Air bag deployment
  • Personal injury
  • Unnecessary SIR system repairs

In order to avoid the above conditions, observe the following guidelines:

  • Refer to SIR Component Views in order to determine if you are performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring.
  • If you are performing service on or near the SIR components or the SIR wiring, disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR DISABLING AND ENABLING .

TORQUE-TO-YIELD FASTENER WARNING

WARNING: This component is equipped with torque-to-yield fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield fastener when installing this component. Failure to replace the torque-to-yield fastener could cause bodily injury and damage to the vehicle or component.

WORK STALL TEST WARNING

WARNING: One or more of the following guidelines may apply when performing specific required tests in the work stall:

When a test requires spinning the drive wheels with the vehicle jacked up, adhere to the following precautions:

  • Do not exceed 56 km/h (35 mph) when spinning one drive wheel with the other drive wheel stopped. This limit is necessary because the speedometer indicates only one-half the actual vehicle speed under these conditions. Personal injury may result from excessive wheel spinning.
  • If all of the drive wheels are spinning at the same speed, do not exceed 112 km/h (70 mph). Personal injury may result from excessive wheel spinning.
  • All persons should stay clear of the rotating components and the balance weight areas in order to avoid possible personal injury.
  • When running an engine in the repair stall for an extended period of time, use care not to overheat the engine and the transmission.

When a test requires jacking up the vehicle and running with the wheels and brake rotors removed, adhere to the following precautions:

  • Support the suspension at normal ride height.
  • Do not apply the brake with the brake rotors removed.
  • Do not place the transmission in PARK with the drive axles spinning.
  • Turn Off the ignition in order to stop the powertrain components from spinning.

When running an engine in the work stall, use the exhaust removal system to prevent breathing dangerous gases.

AIR IN THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM CAUTION

CAUTION: If the power steering system has been serviced, an accurate fluid level reading cannot be obtained unless air is bled from the steering system.

The air in the fluid may cause pump cavitation noise and may cause pump damage over a period of time.

AVOID DAMAGE TO GRID LINES CAUTION

CAUTION: If you use a razor blade or other sharp tool in order to remove the adhesives or foreign objects from the inside of the rear window, use the blade carefully. Damage to the grid lines may result.

BELT DRESSING CAUTION

CAUTION: Do not use belt dressing on the drive belt. Belt dressing causes the breakdown of the composition of the drive belt. Failure to follow this recommendation will damage the drive belt.

BRAKE CALIPER CAUTION

CAUTION: Support the caliper with a piece of wire to prevent damage to the brake line.

BRAKE FLUID DAMAGE TO ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS CAUTION

CAUTION: Brake fluid will damage electrical connections and painted surfaces. Use shop cloths, suitable containers, and fender covers to prevent brake fluid from contacting these areas. Always re-seal and wipe off brake fluid containers to prevent spills.

BRAKE FLUID EFFECTS ON PAINT AND ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS CAUTION

CAUTION: Avoid spilling brake fluid onto painted surfaces, electrical connections, wiring, or cables. Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces and cause corrosion to electrical components. If any brake fluid comes in contact with painted surfaces, immediately flush the area with water. If any brake fluid comes in contact with electrical connections, wiring, or cables, use a clean shop cloth to wipe away the fluid.

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