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
For correct adjustment and positioning of the seat belts at all seats:
- adjust the seats (seat position and seatback angle, if available);
- sit with your back firmly against the seatback;
- move the chest strap 1 as close as possible to the base of the neck without it actually resting against it (if necessary, adjust the height of the seat belt if available) and make sure that the chest strap 1 is in contact with the shoulder;
- position the lap belt 2 so that it lies flat on 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.
™ Driver’s seat belt reminder and, depending on the vehicle, front passenger seat belt reminder
This appears on the central display 6 when the ignition is switched on and if the driver’s and/or front passenger’s seat belt(s) (if the passenger seat is occupied) is not fastened.
Depending on the vehicle, if the seat is occupied and one of the seat belts is not fastened or becomes unfastened while the vehicle is moving at a speed over approximately 12 mph (20 km/h), the ™ warning light flashes and a beep sounds for 120 seconds.
Note: an object placed on the passenger seat base may, in some cases, activate the warning light and an audible warning.
Rear seat belt reminder
(depending on the vehicle)
The graphic 7 appears on the instrument panel when the ignition is switched on.
This informs the driver of the fastening status of each of the rear seat belts every time:
- the ignition is switched on;
- opening a door;
- a rear seat belt is fastened or unfastened.
Understanding the graphic 7:
- indicator green: seatbelt fastened;
- indicator red: seatbelt unfastened.
When the vehicle speed is below approximately 12 mph (20 km/h), the graphic 7 appears during approximately 60 seconds every time one of the rear seat belts is fastened or unfastened.
When the vehicle speed reaches or exceeds 12 mph (20 km/h), if one of the rear seat belts is unfastened during the journey:
- the ™ warning light flashes on the central display;
- a beep sounds for around 30 seconds;
- the 7 symbol is displayed for at least 60 seconds and the symbol for the seat concerned changes to red.
In all cases, ensure that all rear passengers are wearing seat belts and that the number of seat belts shown as fastened matches the number of rear seats occupied.
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 restraint system - belts and seats and their mountings - fitted originally. For special operations (e.g. fitting child seats) contact an approved 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).