SEAT BELTS

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Always wear your seat belt when travelling in your vehicle. You must also comply with the legislation of the particular country you are in.

Seat belts which are incorrectly adjusted or twisted 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.

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 removed your coat or jacket etc.). 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 fully depress the clutch pedal. 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.

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.

Locking

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.

Seat with armrest(s)

Ensure the seat belt is passed underneath armrest 6, check that buckle 3 is fastened in catch 5.

Lower armrest 7 on the door side (movement A).

Unwind the belt slowly and smoothly.

Pass the lap belt under armrest 7 and the shoulder strap over armrest 7.

Make sure the buckle locks into the catch (check that it is locked by pulling on the buckle).

ß Front seat belt reminder warning light

This appears on the central display when the engine is started if the driver’s seat belt is not fastened (if the seat is occupied). If the seat belt is not fastened while the vehicle is moving at a speed over 12 mph (20 km/h), the warning flashes and an audible warning sounds for 120 seconds.

Depending on the vehicle, this flashes if the front passenger seat belt is not fastened.

Unfastening

Press button 4 and the seat belt will be rewound by the inertia reel. Guide the belt.

Adjusting the height of the front seat belts

Use button 8 to adjust the seat belt height so that the shoulder strap is worn as shown previously;

Press button 8 and raise or lower the seat belt.

Make sure that the seat belt is locked in position correctly after you have adjusted it.

- No modification may be made to the component parts of the originally fitted restraint system: 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.

- 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).