Always wear your seat belt when travelling in your vehicle. You must also comply with the legislation of the particular country you are in.
Before starting, first adjust your driving position, then ask all occupants to adjust their seat belts to ensure optimum protection.
Adjusting your driving position
- Sit well back in your seat (having first removed your coat or jacket). This is essential to ensure your back is positioned correctly;
- adjust the distance between the seat and the pedals. Your seat should be as far back as possible while still allowing you to depress the clutch pedal fully. The seatback should be adjusted so that your arms are slightly bent when you hold the steering wheel;
- adjust the position of your headrest. For maximum safety, your head must be as close as possible to the headrest;
- adjust the height of the seat. This adjustment allows you to select the seat position which offers you the best possible view;
- adjust the position of the steering wheel.
Make sure that the rear bench seat is locked in position correctly so that the rear seat belts will operate correctly. REAR BENCH SEAT: functions.
Incorrectly adjusted or twisted seat belts may cause injuries in the event of an accident.
Use one seat belt per person, whether child or adult.
Even pregnant women should wear a seat belt. In this case, ensure that the lap belt is not exerting too much pressure on the abdomen, but do not allow any slack.
Adjusting the seat belts
Sit with your back firmly against the seatback.
Shoulder strap 1 should be as close as possible to the base of the neck but not on it.
Lap belt 2 should be worn flat over the thighs and against the pelvis.
The belt should be worn so that it is as close as possible to your body, i.e.: avoid wearing heavy clothing or keeping bulky objects under the belts, etc.
Unwind the belt slowly and smoothly and ensure that buckle 3 locks into catch 5 (check that it is locked by pulling on buckle 3).
If the belt jams, allow it to return slightly before attempting to unwind it again.
If your seat belt is completely jammed, pull slowly, but firmly, so that just over 3 cm unwinds. Allow it to return slightly before attempting to unwind it again.
If there is still a problem, contact an approved dealer.
Press button 4 and the seat belt will be rewound by the inertia reel. Guide the belt.
ß Driver’s seat belt reminder and, depending on the vehicle, front passenger seat belt reminder
This appears on the central display when the engine is started if the driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt (as long as the passenger seat is occupied) is not fastened. If one of these seat belts is not fastened while the vehicle is moving at a speed over 12 mph (20 km/h), the warning light flashes and an audible warning sounds for approximately 120 seconds.
Note: an object placed on the passenger seat base may activate the warning light in some cases.
Rear seat belt reminder (depending on vehicle)
The ß warning light illuminates on the central display when the engine is started. Depending on the vehicle, it may be accompanied by the 6 graphic indicating the fastening status of each of the rear seat belts upon each:
- starting the vehicle;
- opening a door;
- fastening or unfastening of a rear seat belt.
Understanding the graphic 6:
- indicator green: seatbelt fastened;
- indicator red: seatbelt unfastened;
- indicator grey: seat not occupied.
If a rear seat belt is or becomes unbuckled while the vehicle is moving at a speed of approximately 12 mph (20 km/h), the warning light flashes and a beep sounds for approximately 30 or 120 seconds, depending on the vehicle.
In all cases, check that the rear passengers are wearing seat belts and that the number of seat belts shown as fastened matches the number of rear seat places occupied.
Note: an object placed on one of the front seat bases may activate the warning light in some cases.
Adjusting the height of the front seat belts
Use button 7 to adjust the seat belt height so that the shoulder strap is worn as shown previously. Press the button 7 and raise or lower the seat belt. Make sure that the seat belt is locked in position correctly after you have adjusted it.
Rear side seat belts 8
The belts are locked, unlocked and adjusted in the same way as the front belts.
Check that the rear seat belts are positioned and operating correctly each time the rear bench seat is moved.
Rear centre seat belt
Slowly unwind belt 9.
Click buckle 10 into black catch 11.
Fasten the tongue 12 in the red buckle 13.
Ensure that you always leave the tongue 10 fastened in the buckle 11 even if no passenger is present in the centre seat.
The following information applies to the vehicle’s front and rear seat belts.
- No modification may be made to the component parts of the originally fitted restraint system: seat belts, seats and their mountings. For special operations (e.g. fitting child seats), contact an authorised dealer.
- Do not use devices which allow any slack in the belts (e.g. clothes pegs, clips, etc.): a seat belt which is worn too loosely may cause injury in the event of an accident.
- Never wear the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back.
- Never use the same belt for more than one person and never hold a baby or child on your lap with your seat belt around them.
- The belt should never be twisted.
- Following an accident, have the seat belts checked and replaced if necessary. Always replace your seat belts as soon as they show any signs of wear.
- When the rear bench seat is being put back, make sure that the seat belts and buckles are correctly positioned so that they can be used properly.
- Make sure that the buckle is inserted into the appropriate catch.
- Ensure that no objects are placed in the area around the seat belt catch as they could prevent it from being properly secured.
- Make sure the seat belt catch is properly positioned (it should not be hidden away, crushed or flattened by people or objects).