The 1999 GMC Sierra Owner’s Manual

5-1 Problems on the Road This section tells you what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc. 9-1 Index Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. If you We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you do this, it will help you learn about the features and about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore controls for your vehicle. symbol means “Don’t,” But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid “Don’t do this” or “Don’t the damage.

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The 1999 GMC Sierra Owner\’s Manual, Seats and Restraint Systems, Features and Controls, Comfort Controls and Audio Systems, Your Driving and the Road, Problems on the Road, Service and Appearance Care, Maintenance Schedule, Customer Assistance Information, Index, For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a, French Language Manual, Aux proprietaires canadiens, How to Use this Manual, Safety Warnings and Symbols, CAUTION, These mean there is something that could hurt, you or other people. Vehicle Damage Warnings, NOTICE, These mean there is something that could, damage your vehicle. Vehicle Symbols, MASTER, WINDSHIELD, CAUTION, LIGHTING, WIPER, POSSIBLE, SWITCH, ENGINE, FUSE, INJURY, COOLANT, TEMP, DOOR LOCK, TURN, PROTECT, UNLOCK, SIGNALS, EYES BY, WASHER, BATTERY, SHIELDING, LIGHTER, CHARGING, SYSTEM, PARKING, CAUSTIC, LAMPS, FASTEN, HORN, DEFROSTER, ACID COULD, SEAT, BRAKE, CAUSE, BELTS, HAZARD, BURNS, WARNING, FLASHER, REAR, SPEAKER, AVOID, WINDOW, SPARKS OR, POWER, DEFOGGER, FLAMES, DAYTIME, RUNNING, ENGINE OIL, PRESSURE, FUEL, SPARK OR, FLAME, VENTILATING, COULD, EXPLODE, AIR BAG, FOG LAMPS, ANTI-LOCK, BRAKES, Model Reference, Seats and Seat Controls, Manual Front Seat, You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to, adjust a manual driver\’s seat while the vehicle is, moving. The sudden movement could startle and, confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you, don\’t want to. Adjust the driver\’s seat only when, the vehicle is not moving. Cushion Tilt (If Equipped), Manual Lumbar Control (If Equipped), Power Seat(s) (If Equipped), Vertical Control, Horizontal Control, Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped), Memory Seat (If Equipped), Heated Front Seats (If Equipped), Reclining Seatbacks, Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is, in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle, up, your safety belts can\’t do their job when, you\’re reclined like this. The shoulder belt can\’t do its job. In a crash, you, could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can\’t do its job either. In a crash the, belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt, forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in, motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit, well back in the seat and wear your safety, belt properly. Head Restraints, Seatback Latches, If the seatback isn\’t locked, it could move, forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could, cause injury to the person sitting there. Always, press rearward on the seatback to be sure it, is locked. Easy Entry Seat (Extended Cab Only), If any easy entry seat isn\’t locked, it can move. In, a sudden stop or crash, the person sitting there, could be injured. And, even if there is no crash or, sudden stop, a driver sitting in an unlocked easy, entry seat could be startled by the sudden, movement and hit the wrong control or pedal,, causing an accident. After you\’ve used it, be sure, to push rearward on any easy entry seat to be, sure it is locked. 1-10, Rear Seat (Extended Cab), Folding the Rear Seat, 1-11, Safety Belts: They\’re for Everyone, It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision,, people riding in these areas are more likely to be, seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to, ride in any area of your vehicle that is not, equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure, Don\’t let anyone ride where he or she can\’t wear, everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a, a safety belt properly. If you are in a crash and, safety belt properly. you\’re not wearing a safety belt, your injuries, can be much worse. You can hit things inside the, vehicle or be ejected from it. You can be seriously, injured or killed. In the same crash, you might, not be if you are buckled up. Always fasten your, safety belt, and check that your passengers\’ belts, are fastened properly too. 1-12, Why Safety Belts Work, 1-13, 1-14

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