2007 Chevrolet Express Owner ManualSeats and Restraint Systems . 7Front Seats . 9Rear Seats . 13Safety Belts . 17Child Restraints . 41Airbag System . 78Restraint System Check. 98Features and Controls .Keys .Doors and Locks .Windows .Theft-Deterrent Systems.Starting and Operating Your Vehicle .Mirrors .Storage Areas.101102108116119120134139MInstrument Panel .Instrument Panel Overview .Climate Controls .Warning Lights, Gages, andIndicators.Audio System(s) .141144160166187Driving Your Vehicle . 227Your Driving, the Road, andYour Vehicle. 228Towing. 264Service and Appearance Care .Service .Fuel .Checking Things Under the Hood .All-Wheel Drive .2832862882963321

Rear Axle .Front Axle.Noise Control System .Bulb Replacement.Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement .Tires .Appearance Care .Vehicle Identification .Electrical System .Capacities and Specifications .2333334334336340342378388389394Maintenance Schedule . 397Maintenance Schedule . 398Customer Assistance Information . 417Customer Assistance and Information . 418Reporting Safety Defects . 436Index . 439

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.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 vehicleGENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem,CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, andthe name CHEVY EXPRESS are registeredtrademarks of General Motors Corporation.Canadian OwnersThis 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. 15861874 A First Printing A 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 wereto ignore the warning.4{CAUTION:These mean there is something that couldhurt you or other people.In the caution area, we tell you what the hazardis. Then we tell you what to do to help avoidor reduce the hazard. Please read these cautions.If you 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,”“Do Not do this” or“Do Not let 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 or informationrelating 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.They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.If you need help figuring out a specific name ofa component, gage, or indicator, referencethe following 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 Seats . 9Power Seat . 10Reclining Seatbacks . 10Rear Seats . 13Rear Seat Operation . 13Safety Belts . 17Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone . 17Questions and Answers About Safety Belts . 21How to Wear Safety Belts Properly . 22Driver Position . 22Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment . 31Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy . 32Right Front Passenger Position . 32Center Passenger Position(3rd, 4th and 5th Row) . 33Center Passenger Position (2nd Row) . 34Rear Outside Passenger Positions . 34Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides . 37Safety Belt Pretensioners . 40Safety Belt Extender . 40Child Restraints . 41Older Children . 41Infants and Young Children . 44Child Restraint Systems . 47Where to Put the Restraint . 51Lower Anchors and Tethers forChildren (LATCH) . 54Securing a Child Restraint in aRear Outside Seat Position or theSecond Row Center Seat Position . 63Securing a Child Restraint in aCenter Seat Position (3rd, 4th,and 5th Row) . 66Securing a Child Restraint in theRight Front Seat Position (WithPassenger Sensing System) . 68Securing a Child Restraint in theRight Front Seat Position (WithAirbag Off Switch) . 727

Section 1Seats and Restraint SystemsAirbag System . 78Where Are the Airbags? . 80When Should an Airbag Inflate? . 82What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . 84How Does an Airbag Restrain? . 84What Will You See After anAirbag Inflates? . 84Airbag Off Switch . 868Passenger Sensing System . 89Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . 96Adding Equipment to YourAirbag-Equipped Vehicle . 97Restraint System Check . 98Checking the Restraint Systems . 98Replacing Restraint System PartsAfter a Crash . 99

Front SeatsManual Seats{CAUTION:You can lose control of the vehicle ifyou try to adjust a manual driver’s seatwhile the 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.Lift 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 withyour body to be sure the seat is locked in place.9

Power SeatReclining Seatbacks{CAUTION:You can lose control of the vehicle ifyou try to adjust a manual driver’s seatwhile the 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.If your vehicle has front power seat(s), you canadjust them with these controls located at the frontcenter of the seat cushion.To raise or lower the seat, move the center knob upor down. To move the seat forward or rearward,move the center knob toward the right or left.To raise or lower the front of the seat cushion,move the right lever up or down. To raise or lowerthe rear of the seat cushion, move the left leverup or down.10{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.

The seats have manual reclining seatbacks.The lever used to operate them is located onthe inboard side of the seats.To return the seatback to an upright position, dothe following:1. Lift the lever fully without applying pressureto the seatback and the seatback will returnto the upright position.2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sureit is locked.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.11

{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 vehicleis moving.12

Rear SeatsRear Seat Operation2. Locate the pins. There are two pins locatedon the inboard sides of the rear seats. If thevehicle has floor mats, the pins will be locatedunder a flap that has been cut into the mat.Removing the Rear SeatDisconnect the quick release latch plates forthe lap-shoulder belts on the bench seat tobe removed.1. To do this, press thetip of a key into therelease hole of thesafety belt bucklewhile pulling up onthe safety belt. The driver’s side pin has a gray cap with ablack “L” marked on it.13

7. For the first rowrear seat, stow thesafety belt latch byattaching the clip onthe safety belt latchto the trim just insidethe side door. The passenger’s side pin has a black capwith a white “R” marked on it.3. Pull the pin handle up to disengage the pinfrom the retaining clip, then pull the pin out.4. Repeat this procedure for the pin on the otherseat base.5. Pull the seat rearward about 2 inches (5 cm)and then lift the seat from the floor rails.6. Remove the seat from the vehicle.14For the remaining rear seats, stow the safetybelt latch plate on the clip at the window trim.

Replacing the Rear Seats{CAUTION:{CAUTION:A seat that is not locked into placeproperly can move around in a collisionor sudden stop. People in the vehiclecould be injured. Be sure to lock the seatinto place properly when installing it.A safety belt that is improperly routed,not properly attached, or twisted will notprovide the protection needed in a crash.The person wearing the belt could beseriously injured. After raising the rearseatback, always check to be sure thatthe safety belts are properly routed andattached, and are not twisted.1. Position the seat into the open slots in bothrails. Push the seat forward in the rail,hooking both seat bases onto the pins insideof the rails.2. To install the locking pins at the rear of theseat base, locate the hole in the rail for thepin. It is found on the inboard side of the seat.If the vehicle has floor mats, pull the flapthat has been cut into the mat.15

3. Insert the locking pin into the seat base andpush the seat to line up with the pin with thebase. The pin with the black cap marked “R”must be installed on the passenger’s side andthe pin with the gray cap marked “L” on thedriver’s side.4. Push the pin with the black cap marked “R”down until it is in the retaining clip.165. Push the pin with the gray cap marked “L”down until it is in the retaining clip.6