Go to previous page

SEAT BELT LOCKING MECHANISM

WARNING

Make sure to read and fully understand the relevant warnings before using any of the features in this section. See SEAT BELT SAFETY.

The rear seat belts and the front passenger seat belt have a locking mechanism which improves the retention of child seats.

To fit a child seat:

  1. Place the child seat in the vehicle. Attach the seat belt, and secure the buckle in accordance with the manufacturer’s fitting instructions.

  2. Pull on the shoulder section of the belt to unreel all of the remaining webbing to the limit of its travel. The automatic locking feature now engages. The locking feature acts as a ratchet, only allowing the webbing to retract.

  3. Allow the seat belt to retract onto the child seat, while firmly pushing the child seat into the vehicle's seat. A clicking sound confirms that the ratchet has engaged.

  4. Make sure there is no slack in the seat belt, by pulling upward on the shoulder belt immediately above the child restraint.

When the child seat is removed, and all of the seat belt webbing is allowed to retract, the seat belt locking mechanism reverts to normal operation.