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VERWENDEN DER SICHERHEITSGURTE

WARNING

Do not use comfort clips or other devices that create slack in the seat belt system. A slack seat belt offers a greatly reduced level of occupant protection in an impact.

WARNING

No modifications or additions should be made by the user which prevent the seat belt adjusting devices from operating to remove slack. No modifications or additions should be made by the user which prevent the seat belt assembly from being adjusted to remove slack. A slack seat belt offers a greatly reduced level of occupant protection in an impact.

WARNING

Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of the body. Seat belts should be worn low across the front of the pelvis, chest and shoulders, as applicable. Wearing the lap section of the belt across the abdominal area must be avoided to reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident.

WARNING

The seat belts should be adjusted as firmly as possible, consistent with comfort, to provide the protection for which they have been designed. A slack seat belt greatly reduces the protection afforded to the wearer. Make sure that any seat belt positioning sliders are adjusted so as not to introduce slack. A slack seat belt offers a greatly reduced level of occupant protection in an impact.

WARNING

Belts should not be worn with the straps twisted. A twisted belt may increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.

WARNING

Each belt assembly must only be used by one occupant. Placing a seat belt around a child being carried on an occupant's lap is dangerous.

WARNING

Riding with a reclined seatback increases the chance of serious or fatal injuries in the event of a collision or sudden stop. By reclining the seat, the protection offered by the restraint system, i.e., the seat belts and airbags, is greatly reduced. Seat belts must be snug against the hips and chest to work properly. The more the seatback is reclined, the greater the chance that an occupant's hips will slide under the lap belt. The occupant's neck may also strike the shoulder belt. Drivers and passengers should always sit well back in the seat, be properly belted, and have the seatbacks in an upright position.

WARNING

The airbag Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) is designed to add to the overall effectiveness of the seat belts. The SRS does not replace the seat belts. Seat belts must always be worn. Failure to do so greatly increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.

WARNING

Seat belts should be worn by all vehicle occupants, for every journey, no matter how short. Failure to do so greatly increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.

WARNING

Never wear just the lap belt or just the shoulder belt of a lap and shoulder diagonal seat belt. Both of these actions are extremely dangerous and may increase the risk of injury.

NOTES

Before folding or raising a rear seat, make sure the rear seat belts are fully retracted and positioned against their respective D pillars.

  1. Putting on a seat belt: Draw the belt out smoothly. Make sure that the seat position and the occupant's position on the seat are correct.

    When correctly positioned, the seat belt should cross the collar bone at the mid-point between the neck and the end of the shoulder.

    Where possible, rear seat passengers should adjust the seating position to achieve the same seat belt position.

  2. Fastening a seat belt: With the seat belt correctly positioned, place the metal tongue into the nearest buckle. Press it in until a click is heard. Pull up on the belt to confirm the buckle is latched correctly.

    To release the seat belt, press the red button.

    NOTES

    When releasing the seat belt, it is advisable to hold the belt before pressing the release button. Doing so prevents the belt from retracting too quickly.

When a seat belt is not in use, the belt slider can be used to position the metal tongue on the seat belt. The slider allows the user to position the metal tongue for ease of use, and to minimise contact with adjacent trim.