Always wear your seat belt when travelling in your vehicle. You must also comply with the legislation of the particular country you are in.
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.
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 pedals. The seatback should be adjusted so that your arms are slightly bent when you hold the steering wheel;
- adjust the position of the steering wheel.
Adjusting the seat belts
Sit with your back firmly against the seatback.
The 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 seat belt must be worn as close to the body as possible. Eg: 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.
™ Front seat belt reminder warning light on display 6
It lights up when the engine is started and, if the driver’s seat belt is not fastened, the light flashes and a beep sounds for about two minutes when the vehicle reaches a speed of approximately 12 mph (20 km/h).
NB: an object placed on the passenger seat cushion may activate the warning light in some cases.
Rear seat belt reminder (depending on vehicle)
The warning light ß appears on the central display with the visual 7, depending on the vehicle.
In all cases, these messages appear with each:
- starting the vehicle;
- opening a door;
- fastening or unfastening of a rear seat belt (in this case, the information is accompanied by a beep lasting approximately one minute).
Note: an object placed on one of the front seat bases may activate the warning light in some cases.
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.
On the graphic 7:
- indicator green: seatbelt fastened;
- indicator red: seatbelt unfastened;
- indicator grey: seat not occupied.
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
Press the button 8 to adjust the seat belt height, so that the shoulder strap 1 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.
Rear side seat belts 9
The belts are locked, unlocked and adjusted in the same way as the front belts.
Rear centre seat belt
Unwind belt 10 slowly from its housing, then fasten buckle 11 into the corresponding black catch 13.
Fasten sliding buckle 12 into the corresponding red catch 14.
Check that the rear seat belts are positioned and operating correctly each time the rear bench seat is moved.
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).