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Never adjust the driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. Any sudden or unexpected movement of the seat could cause you to lose control of the vehicle resulting in an accident.

The seat (with its integrated head restraint), seat belt, and air bags, work together as a system to enhance occupant protection. Correct use of these components will give you greater protection, therefore, you should observe the following points:

  1. Sit in an upright position with the base of your spine as far back as possible. To achieve optimum benefit of the seat belt in the event of an accident, do not recline the seat excessively.

  2. Do not move the driver's seat too close to the steering wheel. A minimum distance of 10 inches (254 mm) is recommended between the breastbone and the steering wheel air bag cover. Hold the steering wheel in the correct position with your arms slightly bent.

  3. Position the seat belt so that it crosses your chest, midway between your neck and your shoulder. Fit the strap tightly across your hips; not across your stomach.

Make sure that your driving position is comfortable and enables you to maintain full control of the vehicle.


Do not sit or lean unnecessarily close to the air bag. An inflating air bag can cause serious injury, or even death. Always fasten your seat belt properly and position the seat so that you can sit as far back as possible from the air bag and still comfortably reach all controls.