2007 Chevrolet Malibu Owner's Manual

2007 Chevrolet Malibu owners manual
Year:
2007
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Malibu
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
2.88 MB

Table of Contents

2007 Chevrolet Malibu BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
7
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Power Seat
9
Manual Lumbar
9
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
10
Head Restraints
13
Passenger Folding Seatback (Maxx)
14
Power Lift Seat
16
Rear Seats
17
Rear Seat Operation
17
Safety Belts
20
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
20
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
25
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
26
Driver Position
26
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
34
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
35
Right Front Passenger Position
35
Rear Seat Passengers
36
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
39
Safety Belt Pretensioners
43
Safety Belt Extender
43
Child Restraints
44
Older Children
44
Infants and Young Children
47
Child Restraint Systems
51
Where to Put the Restraint
55
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
58
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
67
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
69
Airbag System
74
Where Are the Airbags?
77
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
80
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
82
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
82
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
83
Passenger Sensing System
85
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
90
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
91
Restraint System Check
92
Checking the Restraint Systems
92
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
93
Features and Controls
95
Keys
97
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
99
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
100
Doors and Locks
107
Door Locks
107
Power Door Locks
108
Door Ajar Reminder
108
Delayed Locking
108
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
110
Rear Door Security Locks
110
Lockout Protection
111
Trunk (Sedan)
112
Liftgate (MAXX)
113
Windows
114
Power Windows
115
Sun Visors
115
Theft-Deterrent Systems
116
Content Theft-Deterrent
116
118
Operation
119
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
120
New Vehicle Break-In
120
Ignition Positions
121
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
122
Starting the Engine
123
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
124
Engine Coolant Heater
125
Automatic Transaxle Operation (Base Models)
127
Automatic Transaxle Operation (SS Models)
130
Parking Brake
134
Shifting Into Park (P)
135
Shifting Out of Park (P)
136
Parking Over Things That Burn
137
Engine Exhaust
138
Running the Engine While Parked
139
Mirrors
140
Manual Rearview Mirror
140
Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar®
140
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar® and Compass
140
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
142
Outside Power Mirrors
144
Outside Power Heated Mirrors
144
Outside Convex Mirror
144
OnStar® System
145
Universal Home Remote System
148
Universal Home Remote System (With Three Round LED)
148
Universal Home Remote System (With One Triangular LED)
149
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED)
150
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
156
Storage Areas
159
Glove Box
159
Cupholder(s)
160
Center Console Storage Area
160
Map Pocket
160
Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover (MAXX)
160
Table (MAXX)
162
Convenience Net
162
Sunroof
162
Instrument Panel
165
Instrument Panel Overview
168
Hazard Warning Flashers
170
Other Warning Devices
170
Horn
170
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
170
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
171
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
172
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
172
Flash-to-Pass
173
Windshield Wipers
173
Windshield Washer
174
Rear Window Wiper/Washer (MAXX Model)
175
Cruise Control
176
Exterior Lamps
179
Headlamps on Reminder
182
Headlamps Off in PARK (P)
182
Delayed Headlamps
182
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
183
Automatic Headlamp System
184
Fog Lamps
185
Instrument Panel Brightness
185
Dome Lamp
185
Entry/Exit Lighting
186
Parade Dimming
186
Front Reading Lamps
186
Rear Reading Lamps
186
Trunk Lamp
186
Cargo Lamp
186
Battery Run-Down Protection
187
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
187
Cigarette Lighter
188
Climate Controls
189
Climate Control System
189
Automatic Climate Control System
193
Outlet Adjustment
199
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
200
Instrument Panel Cluster
200
Speedometer and Odometer
202
Trip Odometer
202
Tachometer
202
Safety Belt Reminder Light
203
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light
203
Airbag Readiness Light
204
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
205
Charging System Light
207
Brake System Warning Light
207
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
208
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
209
Traction Control System Active Light
210
Enhanced Traction System Warning Light
210
Enhanced Traction System Active Light
211
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
211
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
212
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
212
Oil Pressure Light
216
Security Light
217
Cruise Control Light
217
Highbeam On Light
217
Fuel Gage
218
Driver Information Center (DIC)
219
DIC Operation and Displays
219
DIC Warnings and Messages
222
DIC Vehicle Personalization
225
Audio System(s)
227
Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data Systems (RDS)
228
Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS)
229
Radio with CD (Base Level)
229
Radio with CD (Uplevel)
235
Radio with Six-Disc CD
244
XM Radio Messages
258
Rear Seat Entertainment System
260
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (Without Entertainment System)
277
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) (With Entertainment System)
279
Theft-Deterrent Feature
281
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (Three Spoke)
281
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (Four Spoke)
282
Radio Reception
283
Care of Your CDs and DVDs
284
Care of the CD and DVD Player
284
Fixed Mast Antenna (MAXX Only)
284
Backglass Antenna (Sedan Only)
285
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
285
Driving Your Vehicle
287
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
288
Defensive Driving
288
Drunken Driving
289
Control of a Vehicle
292
Braking
292
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
293
Braking in Emergencies
295
Traction Control System (TCS)
296
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
297
Steering
299
Off-Road Recovery
302
Passing
302
Loss of Control
304
Competitive Driving
305
Driving at Night
306
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
307
City Driving
310
Freeway Driving
311
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
312
Highway Hypnosis
313
Hill and Mountain Roads
314
Winter Driving
316
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
320
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
321
Loading Your Vehicle
322
Towing
328
Towing Your Vehicle
328
Recreational Vehicle Towing
328
Towing a Trailer
331
Service and Appearance Care
339
Service
342
Accessories and Modifications
342
California Proposition 65 Warning
343
Doing Your Own Service Work
343
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
344
Fuel
344
Gasoline Octane
344
Gasoline Specifications
345
California Fuel
345
Additives
345
Fuels in Foreign Countries
346
Filling the Tank
347
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
349
Checking Things Under the Hood
350
Hood Release
350
Engine Compartment Overview
352
Engine Oil
357
Engine Oil Life System
360
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
362
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (2.2L L4 and 3.5L V6 Engines)
363
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (3.9L V6 Engine)
364
Engine Coolant
367
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
370
Engine Overheating
370
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode (3.5L V6 and 3.9L V6 Engines)
372
Cooling System
373
Power Steering Fluid
378
Windshield Washer Fluid
380
Brakes
381
Battery
384
Jump Starting
384
Bulb Replacement
390
Halogen Bulbs
390
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
390
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
392
License Plate Lamp
394
Replacement Bulbs
394
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
395
Tires
398
Winter Tires
399
Tire Sidewall Labeling
400
Tire Terminology and Definitions
404
Inflation - Tire Pressure
407
High-Speed Operation
408
Tire Inspection and Rotation
409
When It Is Time for New Tires
410
Buying New Tires
411
Different Size Tires and Wheels
413
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
414
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
415
Wheel Replacement
415
Tire Chains
417
If a Tire Goes Flat
418
Changing a Flat Tire
418
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
420
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
422
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (Sedan)
428
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (Sedan SS)
430
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (All MAXX Models)
432
Compact Spare Tire
435
Appearance Care
436
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
436
Fabric/Carpet
437
Leather
438
Ultra Lux Suede
439
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
439
Care of Safety Belts
440
Weatherstrips
440
Washing Your Vehicle
440
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
441
Finish Care
441
Windshield and Wiper Blades
441
Aluminum Wheels
442
Tires
443
Sheet Metal Damage
443
Finish Damage
443
Underbody Maintenance
443
Chemical Paint Spotting
444
Vehicle Identification
445
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
445
Service Parts Identification Label
446
Electrical System
446
Add-On Electrical Equipment
446
Headlamp Wiring
446
Windshield Wiper Fuses
446
Power Windows and Other Power Options
447
Fuses
447
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
447
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
450
Rear Compartment Fuse Block
453
Capacities and Specifications
456
Maintenance Schedule
457
Maintenance Schedule
458
Introduction
458
Maintenance Requirements
458
Your Vehicle and the Environment
458
Using the Maintenance Schedule
459
Scheduled Maintenance
460
Additional Required Services
463
Maintenance Footnotes
464
Owner Checks and Services
465
At Each Fuel Fill
466
At Least Once a Month
466
At Least Once a Year
467
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
469
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
470
Engine Drive Belt Routing
471
Maintenance Record
473
Customer Assistance Information
477
Customer Assistance and Information
478
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
478
Online Owner Center
481
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
482
Customer Assistance Offices
482
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
483
Roadside Assistance Program
484
Courtesy Transportation
487
Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
490
Collision Damage Repair
491
Reporting Safety Defects
496
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
496
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
496
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
496
Service Publications Ordering Information
497
Index
499

FAQ about the 2007 Chevrolet Malibu Manual

What contains the 2007 Malibu manual?

The Chevrolet Malibu owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Malibu. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Malibu 2007 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Malibu, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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The Chevrolet Malibu (2007) owner's manual is available in English?

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