2008 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Manual

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New Chevrolet Malibu vehicles are equipped with a paper book. If you lost it or bought a car on the automotive aftermarket, use the owner manual on this page to learn all the features of the 2008 model year, because they may differ significantly from the 4-door sedan models of previous and subsequent years.

Document content:
Power Reclining Seatbacks If the seats have power reclining seatbacks, the control
used to recline them is located on the outboard side
of the seat behind the power seat control. To recline the seatback, tilt the top of the control
rearward. To bring the seatback forward, tilt the top of the
control forward.
{ CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle
is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you
buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their
job when you are reclined like this.
The shoulder belt cannot do its job. In a crash,
you could go into it, receiving neck or other
The lap belt cannot 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
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