Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Door Locks
Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
- Passengers, especially children, can easily open the doors
and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not
open it. The chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash is increased
if the doors are not locked. So, all passengers should wear safety belts properly
and the doors should be locked whenever the vehicle is driven.
- Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable
to get out. A child can be overcome by extreme heat and can suffer permanent
injuries or even death from heat stroke. Always lock the vehicle whenever leaving
- Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when
you slow down or stop the vehicle. Locking the doors can help prevent this from
To lock or unlock the doors from outside the vehicle:
- Use the key in the driver door to lock and unlock the door.
- Press or
on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter, if equipped, to lock and unlock the doors. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation on page 2-3.
To lock or unlock the doors from inside the vehicle:
- Press or
, if equipped.
- Use the lock knob on the top of the door panel.
The RKE transmitter may work up to 60m (195 ft) away from the vehicle.
Other conditions can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System on page 2-2.
The fo ...
This system allows the doors and liftgate to be locked and unlocked by using
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or by using the key in the driver door.
See Door Locks on page 2-5 and Liftga ...
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
This vehicle is equipped with airbags. See Airbag System on page 3-19. Airbags
are designed to inflate if the impact exceeds the specific airbag system's deployment
threshold. Deployment thresholds are used to predict how severe a crash is likely
to be in time for the airbags to inflate an ...
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
After the frontal airbags and seat-mounted side impact airbags inflate, they
quickly deflate, so quickly that some people may not even realize an airbag inflated.
Roof-rail airbags may still be at least partially inflated for some time after
they inflate. Some components of the airbag module ma ...
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding accessories that change the vehicle's frame, bumper system, height, front
end, or side sheet metal may keep the airbag system from working properly. The operation
of the airbag system can also be affected by changing any parts of the front seats,
safety belts, the airbag sensing and ...