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ABOUT YOUR SAFETY ALERT SEAT 

Available Safety Alert Seat, if equipped, will automatically pulse the left, right or both sides of the driver seat to identify the direction of a potential crash so the driver can quickly take action. You can also switch to beeping crash avoidance alerts. 


HOW IT WORKS 

Small motors inside the seat will generate vibrations on the left, right or both sides of the bottom of the driver seat cushion when prompted by select Driver Assistance Technologies (see below). Along with visual alerts, these vibrations help indicate the direction of certain detected threats or a situation that might require your attention. 

EXAMPLES OF DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGIES THAT ACTIVATE THE SAFETY ALERT SEAT 

Here are some of the available features that can activate Safety Alert Seat. Please note your vehicle may not have one or more of these features.

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert — Pulses the left or right side of the seat to indicate the direction of approaching cross traffic when in Reverse 
  • Forward Collision Alert — Pulses both sides of the seat to warn of a possible collision with an object in front of the vehicle 
  • Rear Park Assist — Pulses both sides of the seat to warn of a possible collision with an object behind the vehicle 

Note: The types of alerts available vary by vehicle model. 

Q&As


If I place an additional seat cushion or other object on the driver seat, will it affect my ability to detect seat pulses?

Yes. For best feature performance, do not place anything on the driver seat. If you want to sit on an additional seat cushion, you should change your alert type to “beeps” in the Alert Type menu.

Can I choose what features I receive Safety Alert Seat pulses for?

No. All compatible crash avoidance features will use either Safety Alert Seat pulses or beeps, depending on your selected Alert Type preference.

Can I adjust the intensity of the seat pulses?

No. If you are having trouble detecting Safety Alert Seat pulses, you should change your alert type to “beeps” in the Alert Type menu.

Will adjusting the driver seat affect whether Safety Alert Seat pulses will occur?

No.

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Information on this page is specific to the Buick models below. If your vehicle is not on the list or these instructions don't apply, then please see your Owner's Manual.

  • Envision 2017-2021 
  • LaCrosse 2017-2019 
  • Envision 2014-2022
  • LaCrosse 2010-2019
  • Lucerne 2010
  • Regal 2010-2017
  • Regal Premium 1 2014
  • Regal Sportback  2018-2020
  • Regal TourX  2018-2020
  • Verano 2012-2017
  • Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • EPA estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway FWD.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • EPA estimated MPG 30 city, 32 highway 1.3L engine FWD.

  • Buick Driver Confidence: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

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  • Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Buick Driver Confidence Plus: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • EPA estimated MPG 18 city/26 highway FWD.

  • Requires available Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

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  • EPA estimated FWD model.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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