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2007 Chevrolet Impala Owner ManualSeats and Restraint Systems . 7Front Seats . 9Rear Seats . 16Safety Belts . 20Child Restraints . 43Airbag System . 69Restraint System Check. 86Features and Controls . 89Keys . 91Doors and Locks . 100Windows . 105Theft-Deterrent Systems. 107Starting and Operating Your Vehicle . 111Mirrors . 126OnStar System . 128Universal Home Remote System. 132Storage Areas. 142Sunroof. 144MInstrument Panel .Instrument Panel Overview .Climate Controls .Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators .Driver Information Center (DIC).Audio System(s) .145148166172188213Driving Your Vehicle . 247Your Driving, the Road, andYour Vehicle. 248Towing. 284Service and Appearance Care .Service .Fuel .Checking Things Under the Hood .Headlamp Aiming.Bulb Replacement.Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement.2952972993063463463521

Tires .Appearance Care .Vehicle Identification .Electrical System .Capacities and Specifications .354390399400405Maintenance Schedule . 407Maintenance Schedule . 408Customer Assistance Information . 427Customer Assistance and Information . 428Reporting Safety Defects . 446Index . 4492

This manual describes features that may beavailable in this model, but your vehicle may nothave all of them. For example, more than oneentertainment system may be offered or yourvehicle may have been ordered without a frontpassenger or rear seats.GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem,CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem,the IMPALA Emblem, and the name IMPALA areregistered trademarks of General MotorsCorporation.This manual includes the latest information at thetime it was printed. We reserve the right tomake changes after that time without furthernotice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitutethe name “General Motors of Canada Limited”for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever it appearsin this manual.Litho in U.S.A.Part No. 15863014 A First Printing Keep this manual in the vehicle, so it will be thereif it is needed while you are on the road. If thevehicle is sold, leave this manual in the vehicle.Canadian OwnersA French language copy of this manual can beobtained from your dealer or from:Helm, IncorporatedP.O. Box 07130Detroit, MI 482072006 General Motors Corporation. All Rights Reserved.3

How to Use This ManualMany people read the owner manual frombeginning to end when they first receive their newvehicle. If this is done, it can help you learnabout the features and controls for the vehicle.Pictures and words work together in theowner manual to explain things.IndexA good place to quickly locate information aboutthe vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual.It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manualand the page number where it can be found.Safety Warnings and SymbolsThere are a number of safety cautions in thisbook. We use a box and the word CAUTION totell about things that could hurt you if you were toignore the warning.4{CAUTION:These mean there is something that couldhurt you or other people.In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is.Then we tell you what to do to help avoid orreduce the hazard. Please read these cautions. Ifyou do not, you or others could be hurt.You will also find acircle with a slashthrough it in this book.This safety symbolmeans “Do Not,” “DoNot do this” or “Do Notlet this happen.”

Vehicle Damage WarningsVehicle SymbolsAlso, in this manual you will find these notices:The vehicle has components and labels that usesymbols instead of text. Symbols are shown alongwith the text describing the operation orinformation relating to a specific component,control, message, gage, or indicator.Notice: These mean there is somethingthat could damage your vehicle.A notice tells about something that can damagethe vehicle. Many times, this damage would not becovered by your vehicle’s warranty, and it couldbe costly. But the notice will tell what to do to helpavoid the damage.When you read other manuals, you might seeCAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colorsor in different words.There are also warning labels on the vehicle. Theyuse the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.If you need help figuring out a specific name of acomponent, gage, or indicator, reference thefollowing topics: Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1 Features and Controls in Section 2 Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3 Climate Controls in Section 3 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators inSection 3 Audio System(s) in Section 3 Engine Compartment Overview in Section 55

These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle:6

Section 1Seats and Restraint SystemsFront Seats . 9Manual Passenger Seat . 9Power Seats . 10Manual Lumbar . 11Heated Seats . 11Reclining Seatbacks . 12Head Restraints . 15Center Seat . 16Rear Seats . 16Split Folding Rear Seat . 16Safety Belts . 20Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone . 20Questions and Answers AboutSafety Belts . 24How to Wear Safety Belts Properly . 25Driver Position . 25Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment . 34Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy . 35Right Front Passenger Position . 35Center Front Passenger Position . 36Rear Seat Passengers . 37Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides . 39Safety Belt Pretensioners . 42Safety Belt Extender . 42Child Restraints . 43Older Children . 43Infants and Young Children . 46Child Restraint Systems . 50Where to Put the Restraint . 54Lower Anchors and Tethers forChildren (LATCH) . 55Securing a Child Restraint in aRear Seat Position . 62Securing a Child Restraint in theCenter Front Seat Position . 64Securing a Child Restraint in theRight Front Seat Position . 657

Section 1Seats and Restraint SystemsAirbag System . 69Where Are the Airbags? . 72When Should an Airbag Inflate? . 75What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . 77How Does an Airbag Restrain? . 77What Will You See After anAirbag Inflates? . 78Passenger Sensing System . 798Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . 84Adding Equipment to YourAirbag-Equipped Vehicle . 85Restraint System Check . 86Checking the Restraint Systems . 86Replacing Restraint System PartsAfter a Crash . 87

Front SeatsManual Passenger SeatLift the bar located under the front of the seat tounlock it. Slide the seat to where you want itand release the bar. Try to move the seat with yourbody to be sure the seat is locked in place.Your vehicle may have a manual passenger seat.9

Power SeatsDriver’s Seat with Manual Lumbar, Power SeatControl, and Power Recline shown10If the vehicle has power seats, the controls usedto operate them are located on the outboardside of the seats. To adjust the seat, do any of thefollowing: Move the seat forward or rearward by slidingthe control forward or rearward. Raise or lower the front part of the seatcushion by moving the front of the control upor down. Raise or lower the rear part of the seatcushion by moving the rear of the control upor down.Your driver’s seat may have power recliningseatbacks. See “Power Reclining Seatbacks”under Reclining Seatbacks on page 12 for moreinformation.

Manual LumbarHeated SeatsIf your vehicle has thisfeature, the buttons thatcontrol temperaturefor the driver’s andfront passenger’s seatsare located on theclimate control panel.See Climate ControlSystem on page 166.Driver’s Seat with Manual Lumbar and8-way Power Controls shownIf your vehicle has manual lumbar, the lever islocated on the outboard side of the driver’sseat near the front of the seat cushion. Lift up onthe lever repeatedly to increase lumbar support.Push down on the lever repeatedly to decreaselumbar support.Press the button once to warm the seat to a hightemperature. Both lights below the heated seatsymbol will come on. Press the button a secondtime to reduce the seat to a lower temperature.The bottom light will be lit. Press the button athird time to turn the heated seat off.The heated seat feature will need to be turnedon each time the ignition is turned off and backon again.11

Reclining SeatbacksManual Reclining SeatbacksThe vehicle may have a manual recline on thefront passenger’s seat. There may be manualrecline on the driver’s seat.{CAUTION:You can lose control of the vehicle if youtry to adjust a manual driver’s seat whilethe vehicle is moving. The suddenmovement could startle and confuse you,or make you push a pedal when you donot want to. Adjust the driver’s seat onlywhen the vehicle is not moving.{CAUTION:If the seatback is not locked, it couldmove forward in a sudden stop or crash.That could cause injury to the personsitting there. Always push and pull on theseatback to be sure it is locked.12Passenger’s Seat with Manual Recline andPower Seat Control shown

To recline the seatback, do the following:1. Lift the recline lever.2. Move the seatback to the desired position,then release the lever to lock the seatbackin place.3. Push and pull on the seatback to make sureit is locked.Power Reclining SeatbackTo return the seatback to an upright position, dothe following:1. Lift the lever fully without applying pressure tothe seatback and the seatback will return tothe upright position.2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sureit is locked.Driver’s Seat with Manual Lumbar, Power SeatControl, and Power Recline shownThe driver’s seat may have a power recliningseatback. The control used to operate it is locatedon the outboard side of the seat cushion rear ofthe horizontal power seat control. Press the control rearward to recline theseatback. Press the control forward to raise theseatback.13

{CAUTION:Sitting in a reclined position when yourvehicle is in motion can be dangerous.Even if you buckle up, your safety beltscannot do their job when you are reclinedlike this.The shoulder belt cannot do its jobbecause it will not be against your body.Instead, it will be in front of you. In acrash, you could go into it, receiving neckor other injuries.The lap belt cannot do its job either. In acrash, the belt could go up over yourabdomen. The belt forces would be there,not at your pelvic bones. This could causeserious internal injuries.For proper protection when the vehicle isin motion, have the seatback upright.Then sit well back in the seat and wearyour safety belt properly.Do not have a seatback reclined if your vehicle ismoving.14

Head RestraintsPull the head restraintup to raise it. To lowerthe head restraint,press the button,located on the top ofthe seatback, and pushthe restraint down.Adjust the head restraint so that the top of therestraint is at the same height as the top ofthe occupant’s head. This position reduces thechance of a neck injury in a crash.15

Center SeatRear SeatsSplit Folding Rear SeatFlip and Fold FeatureIf your vehicle has this feature, you can flip thebottom seat cushion(s) forward and fold theseatback(s) down for an extended flat cargo area.To use this feature, do the following:Your vehicle may have a front center seat. Thereare cupholders on the underside of the seatcushion. To use them, flip the seat cushionforward. This seat can also be used as a storagearea by lowering the seatback. See CenterConsole Storage Area on page 143. The seatbackdoubles as an armrest for the driver or frontpassenger when the center seat is unoccupied.For information on safety belts for this position, seeCenter Front Passenger Position on page 36.16Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safetybelts