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KINDERSITZE

WARNING

For optimum safety, children should travel in the rear of the vehicle at all times. Front passenger seat travel is not recommended. However, if it is essential that a child travels in the front (not permitted in Australia), set the vehicle's seat fully rearward. Place the child in an approved forward-facing child seat. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat. An inflating airbag could impact with the seat and could cause serious injury.

WARNING

Do not use a forward-facing child seat until the child using it is above the minimum weight of 9 kg and is able to sit up unaided. Up to the age of 2, a child's spine and neck are not sufficiently developed to avoid injury in a frontal impact.

WARNING

Do not allow a baby or infant to be held or carried on the lap. The force of a crash can increase effective body weight by as much as thirty times, making it impossible to hold onto the child. At all times, children should be restrained in age and size appropriate child seats to reduce the risk of death or serious injury in a crash.

WARNING

Children could be endangered in a crash if the child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle. Always follow the instructions that accompany the child seat carefully.

WARNING

Children typically require the use of an age and size appropriate booster seat, thereby enabling correct fitment of a seat belt. An appropriate booster seat reduces the risk of injury in a crash. Children could be endangered in a crash if the child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle.

WARNING

Do not use a child seat that hooks over the seatback. A child seat of this type cannot be satisfactorily secured and is unlikely to be safe for a child.

The seat belts fitted to the vehicle are designed for adults and larger children. For safety purposes, it is very important to restrain all infants and children under 12 years of age in a suitable child safety seat. The child safety seat should be appropriate to the age and size of the infant or child.

A child should only travel in the front passenger seat if it is essential and national or state legislation permits it. If this is the case, it is recommended that the following preparations are made before fitting the child restraint:

  • Disable the front passenger airbag. See DEAKTIVIEREN DES BEIFAHRERAIRBAGS.

  • Adjust the seatback to an upright position to support the child restraint.

  • Adjust the front passenger seat fully rearward.

  • Adjust the lumbar support to its minimum support position.

  • Adjust the seat cushion to its highest position. If cushion front tilt adjustment is possible, adjust it to its lowest position.

WARNING

Extreme Hazard! Do not use a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an airbag in front of it!

WARNING

NEVER use a rearward facing child restraint on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it, DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD can occur.

The above label is affixed to the end of the fascia on the passenger's side. The label warns against the use of a rearward-facing child seat on the front passenger's seat, when a front passenger airbag is fitted and operational.

The above label is affixed to the passenger's side sun visor. The label warns against the use of a rearward-facing child seat on the front passenger's seat, when a front passenger airbag is fitted and operational.

The above label is affixed to both B pillars. The label warns against a child sitting too close to the front seat side airbag.

WARNING

Never let a child's head rest near to a front seat side airbag, as an inflating airbag can cause serious or fatal injury.

Taiwan only:
WARNING

DO NOT carry babies, infants or children in the front passenger seat. NEVER use rearward facing child restraint systems on a seat protected by an ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it, DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD may occur.

The above label is affixed to the passenger's side sun visor. The label warns against the use of a rearward-facing child seat on the front passenger's seat, when a front passenger airbag is fitted and operational.