Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual

Seats andRestraints
Seats andRestraints

Head Restraints

Front Seats

The vehicle's front seats have head restraints in the outboard seating positions.

WARNING

With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occupants will suffer a neck/ spinal injury in a crash. Do not drive until the head restraints for all occupants are installed and adjusted properly.

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint is at the same height

Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint is at the same height as the top of the occupant's head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. The height of the head restraint can be adjusted. Pull the head restraint up

The height of the head restraint can be adjusted. Pull the head restraint up to raise it. Try to move the head restraint to make sure that it is locked in place.

To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the head restraint down. Try to move the head restraint after the button is released to make sure that it is locked in place.

The front seat outboard head restraints are not designed to be removed.

Rear Seats

The vehicle's rear seat has head restraints in the outboard seating positions that cannot be adjusted.

Rear outboard head restraints are not designed to be removed.

Seat Adjustment

WARNING

You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a driver seat while the vehicle is moving.

Adjust the driver seat only when the vehicle is not moving.

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. To adjust a manual seat:

To adjust a manual seat:

1. Pull the handle at the front of the seat cushion.
2. Move the seat forward or rearward to adjust the seat position.
3. Release the handle to stop the seat from moving.
4. Try to move the seat back and forth to be sure it is locked in place.

Power Seat Adjustment

Four-Way Power Seat

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. 1. Seat Position Handle

1. Seat Position Handle
2. Height Adjustment Control

To adjust a power seat, if equipped:

Х Move the seat forward or rearward using the handle under the front of the seat cushion (1).
Х Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the control (2) up or down.

To adjust the seatback.

To adjust the lumbar support

Eight-Way Power Seats

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. To adjust a power seat, if equipped:

To adjust a power seat, if equipped:

Х Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control forward or rearward.
Х Raise or lower the front part of the seat cushion by moving the front of the control up or down.
Х Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the rear of the control up or down.

To adjust the seatback

To adjust the lumbar support.

Lumbar Adjustment

Power Lumbar

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. Eight-Way Power Seat Shown, Four-Way Similar

Eight-Way Power Seat Shown, Four-Way Similar

If available, press and hold the front or rear of the switch to increase or decrease lumbar support. Release the switch when the seatback reaches the desired level of lumbar support.

Reclining Seatbacks

WARNING

Sitting in a reclined position when the vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even when buckled up, the safety belts cannot do their job.

The shoulder belt will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries.

The lap 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 the safety belt properly.

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. Do not have a seatback reclined if the vehicle is moving.

Do not have a seatback reclined if the vehicle is moving.

Manual Reclining Seatbacks

WARNING

If either seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there.

Always push and pull on the seatbacks to be sure they are locked.

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. To recline a manual seatback:

To recline a manual seatback:

1. Lift the lever.
2. Move the seatback to the desired position, and then release the lever to lock the seatback in place.
3. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked.

To return the seatback to the upright position:

1. Lift the lever fully without applying pressure to the seatback, and the seatback will return to the upright position.
2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked.

Power Reclining Seatbacks

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. To adjust a power seatback, if available:

To adjust a power seatback, if available:

Х Tilt the top of the control rearward to recline.
Х Tilt the top of the control forward to raise.

Memory Seats

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. If available, the У1,Ф У2,Ф and MEM (Memory) buttons on the outboard side of

If available, the У1,Ф У2,Ф and MEM (Memory) buttons on the outboard side of the driver seat are used to manually save and recall the driver seat and outside mirror positions.

These manually stored positions are referred to as Button Memory positions.

The vehicle will also automatically save driver seat and outside mirror positions to the current driver Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter when the ignition is

Storing Button Memory Positions

To save positions into Button Memory:

1. Adjust the driver seat, seatback recliner, and both outside mirrors to the desired driving positions.
2. Press and hold MEM (Memory) and У1Ф at the same time until a beep sounds.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for a second driver using У2.Ф

Recalling Button Memory Positions

To recall the Button Memory positions, press and hold У1Ф or У2.Ф The driver seat and outside mirrors move to the positions stored to those buttons when pressed.

Releasing У1Ф or У2Ф before the stored positions are reached stops the recall.

If something has blocked the driver seat while recalling a memory position, the recall may stop.

Remove the obstruction; then press and hold the appropriate manual control for the memory item that is not recalling for two seconds. Try recalling the memory position again by pressing the appropriate memory button. If the memory position is still not recalling, see your dealer for service.

Recalling RKE Memory Positions (Memory Remote Recall)

The Memory Remote Recall feature can recall the driver seat and outside mirrors to previously stored RKE Memory positions when entering the vehicle.

Every time the ignition is turned off, the positions of the driver seat and outside mirrors are automatically stored to the RKE transmitter that was used to start the vehicle. These positions are called RKE Memory positions and may be different than the previously mentioned Button Memory positions saved to the У1Ф or У2Ф buttons. To recall RKE Memory positions, unlock the driver door with the RKE transmitter and open the driver door. If the driver door is already open, pressing the RKE transmitter Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. recall. button will also activate the RKE Memory recall.

The driver seat and outside mirrors will move to the previously saved RKE Memory positions.

This feature is turned on or off using the vehicle personalization menu.

To stop recall movement, press any of the memory, power mirror, or power seat controls.

If something has blocked the driver seat while recalling a memory position, the recall may stop.

Remove the obstruction; then press and hold the appropriate manual control for the memory item that is not recalling for two seconds. Try recalling the memory position again by opening the driver door and pressing the RKE Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. not recalling, see your dealer for service.button. If the memory position is still not recalling, see your dealer for service.

Easy Exit Driver Seat

This feature moves the seat rearward allowing the driver more room to exit the vehicle.

To activate, turn the ignition off and open the driver door. If the driver door is already open, turning the ignition off will activate the recall.

This feature can be turned on or off using the vehicle personalization menu.

To stop recall movement, press one of the memory or power seat controls.

If something has blocked the driver seat while recalling the exit position, the recall may stop. Remove the obstruction; then press and hold the power seat control rearward for two seconds. Try recalling the exit position again. If the exit position is still not recalling, see your dealer for service.

Heated Front Seats

WARNING

If you cannot feel temperature change or pain to the skin, the seat heater may cause burns. To reduce the risk of burns, people with such a condition should use care when using the seat heater, especially for long periods of time. Do not place anything on the seat that insulates against heat, such as a blanket, cushion, cover, or similar item. This may cause the seat heater to overheat. An overheated seat heater may cause a burn or may damage the seat.

Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. Uplevel Climate Control System Shown, Base Similar

Uplevel Climate Control System Shown, Base Similar

If available, the buttons are near the climate controls. To operate, the ignition must be in ON/RUN.

Press Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. to heat the driver or passenger seat cushion or Chevrolet Equinox: Seats andRestraints. and seatback.to heat the driver or passenger seat cushion and seatback.

Press the button once for the highest setting. With each press of the button, the heated seat will change to the next lower setting, and then the off setting. Three lights indicate the highest setting, and one light indicates the lowest.

The passenger seat may take longer to heat up.

Remote Start Heated Seats

When it is cold outside, the heated seats can be programmed to turn on automatically during a remote vehicle start. The heated seats will be canceled when the ignition is turned on. Press the heated seat button to use the heated seats after the vehicle is started.

The heated seat button lights will not turn on during a remote start.

The temperature of an unoccupied seat may be reduced.

To program the heated seat feature to enabled.


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