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SEAT BELT SAFETY

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. Failure to observe warnings and cautions may result in vehicle damage, injury, or DEATH in the event of an accident.

WARNING

Always replace a seatbelt if it becomes frayed, contaminated, doesn’t work properly or after the vehicle has been involved in an accident.

WARNING

Always avoid contamination of the webbing with polishes, oils, chemicals and especially battery acid. Cleaning may safely be carried out using mild soap and water.

WARNING

Always make sure the seat belts are not damaged, or exposed to sharp edges when using them to restrain items other than occupants.

WARNING

Always wear seat belts low across the front of the pelvis, chest and shoulders.

WARNING

Always adjust seatbelts and positioning sliders as firmly as possible, consistent with comfort.

WARNING

Always sit well back in the seat, with the seatback in an upright position.

WARNING

Always wear seat belts, for every journey, no matter how short. The air bag Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) adds to the overall effectiveness of the seat belts, but does not replace them.

WARNING

Never place anything between the occupant and the seat belt.

WARNING

Never use comfort clips, or any devices that create slack in the seat belt system.

WARNING

Never modify the seat belt adjusting devices or assembly, in any way that prevents the assembly from being adjusted to remove slack.

WARNING

Never wear seat belts with the straps twisted.

WARNING

Never place a seat belt around a child being carried on an occupant’s lap. Each belt assembly must only be used by one occupant.

WARNING

Never independently wear the lap belt or shoulder belt portion of the seat belt.

WARNING

Never attempt to cushion the impact of an accident by placing anything between an occupant and the seat belt.

WARNING

Make sure the seat belts are correctly routed and not trapped behind the seats when raising the rear seatbacks.

NOTES

Always contact a retailer / authorized repairer before attempting to carry out a repair on a vehicle. Only approved replacement parts should be used for any repairs that are carried out.